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Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 17

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Jamal Zarabozo

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The handler and have the nerve center to cinema and Bina Mohammed shadow in a lower

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shadow under Mohammed Abdullah or another.

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So we are in the middle of our discussion of genocide autumns nothing. And as we spoke about yesterday,

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and the previous verse, the economic boy, kind of Stein, the person makes a covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala. That till worship only Allah subhanaw taala and seek help only in Allah subhana wa.

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So, once he makes that covenant that he's going to worship only Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The next thing, obviously, that he wants to know is the way in which he's supposed to worship Allah Subhan with that,

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and once he makes that commitment, the next question is, how is he supposed to worship? Well, that's fine with that. And of course, the only one as we said, who knows about how Allah subhanaw taala is to be worshipped, is Allah Himself. So the next thing that we asked for after making that covenant, and saying we'll seek help, and no one other than Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah subhana wa tada to give us guidance. And inshallah, if we receive that guidance, as we said, we will receive the greatest blessing and this dunya that will stay with us, both in this life and in the Hereafter, when we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is Maliki or Medina.

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And if we have this blessing, both in this life and in the Hereafter,

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actually, no harm will be able to come to us from anyone or from anything

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harm in the Sharia sense. And the sense of what actually harms the individual and his soul. We're not talking about maybe losing things of the material world. But for the real believer for the one who has real guidance from Allah subhanho data that does not is not equivalent to harm. So as long as when the person is on that straight path shala he will not be harmed, especially by those people who wish to follow any other path.

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Let's have him Hana with Dallas tools in the ferrania your Lydian amla, ducommun Fujiko la eurocom and Lola either today to LA manager Oh come on, come dinner time alone, or you who believe. Take care of your own selves.

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And you were responsible just for our own selves. And if you are following the great guidance, the no hurt can come to us from those who wish to air and all of us will return to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala will inform us all about what we used to do.

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And the guidance they were seeking, of course, is the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because that is the only true guidance as Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah Baqarah verse 120.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says in that verse pull in who the light who would say that? Barely the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala that is the guidance. That is the guidance. And it is the real guidance.

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And as we spoke about yesterday, what we mean when we say it had been a sore thumb stuck in is the more comprehensive understanding of a day of guidance from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And if we look at some of the translations in English,

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and I just took the five, maybe five of the more basic translations here.

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We'll see that the translations that they have opted for.

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And again, I'm not trying to critique the translations or claim that I know a better way to translate it but you'll see clearly

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in the translations, there's something missing.

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For example, pixel translates into Serato monster came as show us, show us the straight back, show us the stripper, Abdullah use of it. Show us the straight way, there's a big difference between the two, show us the straight way, con el hilarie. Guide us to the straightway

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sohei International Guide us to the straight path.

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And Mohammed Mohammed Ali Guide us to the Straight Way.

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So all of these translations, the implication that they're giving is that we are simply asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to show us what is the straight path

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but as in the example that they gave with respect to knowing how to get to Denver and and what we're asking of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're not asking that Allah subhanho wa Taala just shows us highway 36 and says this is the path.

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When we say I had been a Serato monster came to be shown the path and to see the path that's only a small part of the guidance that we're actually asking for, from Allah subhanho wa Taala we're not

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asking Allah subhana wa tada to show us the path. But we want to listen with data to guide us along the path. And to help us along the path and give us the love for that path, the desire for that path, the will for that path, the understanding of how important that path is, and the willingness to put that path above everything else. All of this is part of what is meant by hedaya. And this verse, When we say, in a certain stocking, not just show us what is the way but give us within ourselves also that special tofik, that special blessing from you, of having the guidance in our hearts.

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So that we will follow that path, there's a big difference between knowing and seeing what the path is.

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And having that will to follow that.

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So as I said, all of these translations, whether it is show us the path or guidance to the path, there are only actually covering a small part of what the verse means. And if someone, for example, if someone just relies on those translations, and that's what's in his heart, when he makes this do it is not in his heart is not making the complete what he should be asking for.

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And this shows us once again that we should not rely on because this is of course the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet SAW said, this is the basis of our Deen and we should not rely on for example, just a simple translation of some of the meanings of the Quran.

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First of all, no other language, no other language is going to be able to convey what the Quran actually says. And there's always going to be failures, there's always going to be shortcomings. And there might also be mistakes.

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But even beyond that, we have to go through study what the words actually mean turn to the books of tafsir turn to the guidance of the scholars to understand really what the Quran is saying.

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If we are good in the Arabic language, for example, if you're good in the Arabic language, you'll know that it had been I hear you have good experience with the Quran, you'll understand that there's different kinds of Buddha is different kinds of diet, different kinds of guidance. And you can understand from that the both of them are, are being applied here. But otherwise, and we should not be complacent with respect to our Deen. But we should try to study exactly what these words mean, especially as we said in this sort of fact, he has something that we see so often. And as I mentioned before, at least all the languages I'm familiar with.

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I think Bahasa Malaysia also I'm pretty sure you have, you have plenty of information, plenty of detailed knowledge. Even in English, there's plenty of literature available, that inshallah you can understand properly, what these verses of the Quran are saying,

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now that we have a better understanding

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of what we mean when we say the Muslim claim that we're asking Allah subhana wa Taala for knowledge of the straight path we're asking Allah subhana wa tada to help us to have the will and the intent to follow that straight path. And we're asking Allah subhanaw taala to give us the ability to follow the straight path. All of that is captured in Dennis little stocking.

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And as we said, also, it covers not just present and future it even covers what we did in the past. Guidance with respect to the actions that we've already done and what we should do to correct them and so forth. So once the entire nature

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of the job is understood, and what we're really asking for is understood, then it's very clear to understand why Allah subhana wa Taala has ordered us to make this

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over and over again.

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Because we are always in need of guidance. No matter how much guidance actually that we already have. No matter how much and shallow we are along the straight path. We're always in need of guidance. Because every moment every step we take, there's options to do something maybe halal maybe haram maybe we don't know what is the ruling from Allah subhanaw taala.

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So in every moment, we are in need of guidance.

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In fact, turning maybe five times to Allah subhanho wa Taala and and repeating this job, this is completely understandable. And in fact, if we did not have this command from Allah subhanaw taala perhaps we would have understood ourselves that we should turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala continuously and ask Allah subhana wa Taala for decades.

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Between we make dua to Allah subhana wa tada and of course this is a

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I will not get into too much of a discussion about Joe and the nature of Joe and so forth.

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But when we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala if we are really interested in

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And having Allah subhanho wa Taala respond to us,

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then we should be very much aware and attentive of what we're saying.

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The prophet SAW Selim said or the law one two Mu cleanability, Java, what Alamo and Allah Allah is the G Buddha and has been involved in law in

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the policy silom said make you out to Allah, while you are certain that Allah subhanaw taala will respond to, and know that Allah Subhana Allah does not respond to a DA that comes from a heart, which is he listened in and

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he listened in attempt.

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So in other words, if you go to the slot and you just rattle these words off, as words that you have been ordered to say in the slot, you don't even understand the meaning of them or you don't reflect upon the meaning or you don't mean what you're saying, when you're saying it, then it shouldn't be something surprising that you turn to Alison Hannah with that, and you say that you keep making this job but you're not getting today.

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Because when you're making the doll, your heart is not attentive, you don't even realize what you're saying.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala may not respond to you whatsoever.

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But inshallah, if you come often enough and have to make this job, inshallah, some of the times at least your heart will be attentive, that's one of the blessings of having to make it 17 times a day is that hopefully inshallah, on some of those occasions, your heart will be attentive, you will be saying it sincerely to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond. And plus we're making it in the plural. Maybe your hearts is not completely tentative, but one of your brothers in the faith, one of your sisters in the faith, who is making a loan with you, is being responded to violence for HANA with data. And at hamdulillah. Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided us

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to make da not just on our own behalf, but we say at dinner guide us

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and maybe through our brotherhood, maybe through our being coming for example to the mosque and praying in Jamaat, maybe sometimes our hearts is not completely attentive, but Allah subhanaw taala is responding to somebody else's. And because you came to that job, you came to that action with the right intention. Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses you also with some of that guidance in response to the person next to you or to the mom or whatever, whoever's praying in the same congregation with you.

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Now when we make dua to Allah subhanho, wa Taala,

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we should not make the dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And then simply expect the results without any effort on our part.

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Even though it does the job,

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we should not just expect the list of Hannah with data to answer our drought without any efforts on our part. And in fact, one of the signs that you are sincere in your door,

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one of the signs that you really want, the thing that you asked for is that you tried to follow all the steps and all the causes that you can find, to bring about that, to bring about what you asked and that. In other words, if for example, and if you are sincere about something when you ask for it,

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then you don't just sit and hope for something to come. But you also try to do what you can to bring it about.

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If we take a different kind of case,

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the case for example, if someone makes to Allah subhanho wa Taala to give him a job, or to pass an exam, or to get some wealth or something of that nature.

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Now the person who makes drive to Allison Hana with data to help him, for example, get a job and earn money and so forth. He knows Allah subhanho wa Taala as a result, right? He knows that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who provides for him. Yet if he really wants that job, or if he really wants that wealth,

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you can be certain that as soon as he makes that drop, he will then go do all the steps that he knows to fulfill that drop.

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Right he'll ask Allah to give him such and such job and then he will immediately if there's some exam before the job, he'll do his best to study for the exam, pass the exam in the best possible way. Contact whoever's in charge of the job, get the best letters of recommendation, whatever the case might be, he'll do all the steps that he can even though he may draw to Allah subhana wa Tada. And even if he believes firmly that Allah subhanho wa Taala is a rose up

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because he is so desirous of having that thing that he may die.

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He'll do anything that he can that he knows is within his ability to fulfill that job.

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So what about when we turn to Allah subhana wa tada and we asked Allah subhanaw taala for guidance.

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Same thing, by the way with respect to forgiveness,

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there are causes that are seen in the Hadith and so forth,

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that will inshallah lead to Allah's forgiveness. And there are causes that will lead

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to Allah subhanho wa Taala his guidance

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so as a sign that we want to we are sincere about this drive to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we want Allah subhana wa tada to answer it, then we should be seeking those causes and those things that will help us get that goal that we desire.

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Actually, there's some lines of poetry, as I said, that's actually related to forgiveness, but it is also completely relevant to what we're talking about here when we make dua for guidance.

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The lines, and I know it's very rare to hear me recite poetry, but here goes

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to Punahou, Malaysia or any of the above you don't set up too late. If you don't build machines.

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Or

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if you don't, fully my lamb to subject be female disability, to see ob then with rocksino tartan. Allah has he been myocardial Hawa, Ducati

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and it basically the saying that when the person commits a sin, He is saying that Allah is Forgiving, my lord is forgiving. And this is true, but he is forgiving according to His will. And your Lord is also reserved, the one who provides him the same way that he is forgiving. So how come you don't affirm the same and exactly the same way? Why don't you treat the two in the same way. But instead, in one case, you don't have good expectations of Alyssa and with that, and other times you do according to your desires, of what the issue should be. So in other words, like we're talking about guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we really want guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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in the same way that we make Tao for something that is this dunya

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when we take the steps to get that thing from this dunya also when we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as for Allah subhanaw taala for guidance, then we should know that a sign that we are sincere to Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this drought that we made is that we will seek all of the means of guidance that we can find.

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And obviously one of the first aspects of guidance when we turn to Allah subhana wa tada and we say hello to Mr. Payne. As we said, there's two types of guidance and both of them are implied.

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We want to have the knowledge or we want to be shown the straight path, like those translations that show us the same path.

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And so that level is the level of having knowledge right.

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And the other level, as we said, is to get that blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us this to fit this desire for this guidance in our hearts.

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So let's take the first aspect of being shown the straighter so we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we say that almost nothing. Now we're talking about just this aspect of a diet. So I'll use that translation, show us the straight path, we want to know what is the straight path what is the knowledge of the streets

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and with respect to this aspect of guidance, what is the most obvious answer to what is the straight path

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obviously, it is the Quran and the Sunnah of the possessor.

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So when we ask Allah subhana wa tada it denotes that almost nothing.

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The first level is knowledge of the state that and that state that is contained in the Quran and Sunnah.

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Now when you make that,

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suppose you make that draw and it's clear, I mean, every Muslim inshallah knows that. For example, the Quran is a book of guidance

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that Allah subhana wa tada has revealed this book, to guide mankind. So if you are saying that hamdulillah I am a Muslim, and I know that the book The Quran is the book of guidance, and you are making dua to Allah subhanaw taala and say, Dennis wrote almost nothing. And yet you never study the Quran.

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And I don't mean just read it to get better color or read it to get 10 rewards for each letter that you read. All those things, of course, are true and important. But if you never turn to the Quran, to get guidance,

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then what is that saying about the dog that you're making? What is that saying about how sincere and how seriously you yourself are taking that dog

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That you're making.

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You're asking Allah to show us the straight path. And in fact, if you do open the Quran, as soon as you finish the Fatiha, what does Allah subhana wa Taala tell you that he Kalki tabula rasa Buffy, who then Wu token.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that this is the book concerning which there is no doubt guidance for those people who have.

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So as soon as you open the book

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that you claim, you know, as from Allah subhanaw taala, and his book of guidance, Allah subhanaw taala is telling you, as if an answer to this job

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as an answer to this job, so that in fact, yeah, that first type of hedaya

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is captured in the Koran.

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And in fact, after that, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives some more description of those people, right? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, enter the new moon and believe it those who believe in unseen and so forth, and give some description.

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And this is shortly after you said there have been a Serato stopping and then Allah subhanho wa Taala, after a couple of verses of describing says, like Allahu de Moura.

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They are upon guidance from the Lord.

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I mean, what clear thing do you need from Allah subhanho wa Taala when you say it in a Serato most of the time you turn the page, or sometimes even some basic bait, and many of them ourselves. And Allah subhana wa tada is telling you that this is the scribe gives you some description of some people and says that oulanka Allahu de Moura.

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So,

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if you are sincere in your job, that means you're going to be turning to the Quran.

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Because you will know that the Quran is the road, this the path that you've been asking for.

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And the more serious you are in this job, the more sincere you are in this job, the more you will turn to the forum.

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Because otherwise it is as if you're sitting at dinner sit out the most, okay, well, let's run without it puts the foot on right in front of you. And you don't even look at

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if you ask me how to get to general from here, and I get my computer out and they get a map for you. And I printed out nice colored pages and I do go through all this work and I give it to you. And then you don't even look at it.

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And then you come to me the next day and you say how do I get to Fort Collins? I'll say that's okay. You just go this way keep the bombs on your left and you'll end up in Fort Collins.

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So the next time you come to me and you say I need directions and I did this this well you're not you didn't pay attention to what I gave you anyway. So why should I even listen to your request?

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Why?

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So when we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and say I didn't assault the Muslim shows the straight path and we never turned to the Quran. We never tried to go to the Quran and get the guidance of the Quran. What are we saying to Allah subhanaw taala

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so if we're serious about this girl, one thing we have to realize is that this guy,

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the more serious that we are and more sincere we can see this one side of this is our attachment to the Quran. And inshallah The more we attach the Quran and of course the Quran points the sooner as the other source of revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. The more we're attached to these two and turn to these two and try to get guidance, the more we're showing our sincerity to Allah Subhana Allah and inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless us more and more.

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So that's with respect to the first form of guidance, as we said, showing us the script that's giving us like the directions what is the straight path.

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The second aspect of course, is where Allah subhanho wa Taala puts the guidance into our hearts

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and makes us from the people of guidance makes us devoted to guidance, following the guidance, having the will and intention and the love for that guidance. And also, there are some ascribe some causes also that we should turn to and try to benefit from to also get this guidance from a listener that

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when you say I did a set out the most up game and you ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance.

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And Allah subhana wa tada speaks about guidance in many places around who he guides who he doesn't get.

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It should have been a logical conclusion from you that if you're making this deal, I'm really hoping from guidance from Allah subhanaw taala that you turn towards the revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and see, who does he get and why does he get them? Who is deserving of Allah guidance? What are some of the steps that you can take, that will make it inshallah more likely or even promised from Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will guide you

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If you've never thought about that,

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then again this might be a sign that you have not thought enough about what you're saying when you say it Dennis adoptables nothing

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wants to know what is that bath and he wants to know also, what can you do that inshallah will help you have Allah subhanho wa Taala give you that gets. So I'll mention just a few points, as I always say,

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and one of them is repentance. First one I'll start with is repentance.

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And turning, turning to Allah subhana wa tada

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in the law your little Romania shot well yeah de la min No.

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Say Allah sends a straight whomever He wills, and he guides to him. Yeah, he lay He guides to him, whoever turns to him.

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Now repentance, of course has a very specific meaning to it, like repentance from sins and so forth specific sins, but it also has a much more general meaning. And here probably I mean much more than much more general meaning or repentance, meaning turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala, which is very close to the actual meaning of repentance.

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And one of the key things here is to turn away from or to turn away from living your life in such a way that it has no purpose or you're not fulfilling the purpose that you have already made a covenant with Alyson Hanna with God.

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In other words, you realize your purpose, and you give up all of those things which are not consistent with that purpose of worshipping all this man with that this is one aspect. But there's another aspect that I want to stress. And this is similar when we talked about torkel similar kind of concept when we when we spoke there. If we turn to Allah subhana wa tada

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asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance, and hoping from Allah subhana wa tada for guidance. At the very least, what this means is that in art, at least theoretically,

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at least theoretically, we're willing to follow what that guidance implies.

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At least theoretically, we're willing, we have the wants the desire to follow what that guidance implies.

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Now in practice, as we spoke about, on many occasions, Eman increases it some people have more in mind than others, in practice, might be difficult for someone to give up all the wrong things that he's doing, especially all of them at once. He may gradually grow and his man

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but the important thing is that turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala with at least that understanding that what in his heart,

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that desire in his heart that he wants to be among those people are guided and follow the way of life for those people who are guided.

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So for example, when we said when you put your real trust in reliance and Allah subhanho wa Taala

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took a lot a lot. You accept whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed, right? You put your trust completely in him. And you are you no longer have any say in the affair. You don't say oh, I put my personal love. Of course only if x is the outcome. Similarly, when you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask for the guidance, especially asking for the complete guidance, all the concepts of guidance. You don't turn to Allah subhana wa tada for examples, they will like guide me, but don't guide me to give up alcohol

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doesn't make any sense. You turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance. It's not conditional, right? guidance is guidance. You're either on it or you're not.

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So when you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. At the very least, your intention is whatever that guidance applies. You want to have that want and that desire to do it.

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This is what I mean by repentance as a very important step of getting the guidance from all those men with that. It means turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala within sincere intent of whatever the guidance implies, whatever it implies, that's what you want.

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So whatever Allah subhanaw taala says is good, and whatever Allah loves, that's what you want. That's what you love. And whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala says is bad. Whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala is displeased with. That's what you are displeased with. That's what you want to avoid. Even if you fall into doing it sometimes.

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As I said, because everyone is going to commit sin, sometimes everyone's going to commit mistakes. You're still abhorrent, even when you do it. And you want to be away from those actions that you're doing.

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This is the very minimum because otherwise, if you're saying I'm Dennis about the Muslim game,

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and you're saying Guide us to the straight path, but not all the straight bat, not all those things.

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What kind of job is that? It's not a serious job.

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Because basically you're saying, Okay, leave me the way I am. And maybe if you want to prove me a little bit here, there, but otherwise leave all of these things.

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So this is not a real asking Allah Subhana Allah for guidance

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is not a sincere and complete asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance.

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Secondly, we also have seeking of knowledge.

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And knowledge, of course, it's very important on both levels. We already talked about the fact

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that if you want to know what is the path, just see what the path is that involves knowledge, right? That involves knowledge to see that this is, this is haram. This is what you should do every day. This is what you shouldn't do this is this is knowledge. But at the same time, there's something else about knowledge. And that is the knowledge.

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If it is real, if it penetrates your art, it will have an effect.

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It'll have an effect on your actions. It will have an effect on your behavior with a listener and with that,

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if the knowledge really penetrates your heart, and penetrating Your heart is part of the guidance that we're asking for, from Allah subhana wa tada Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In the Yorkshire lambing Abadi Hill lemma,

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that it is the people of knowledge who have the real fear of Allah subhanaw taala.

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In fact, in some of the books of diversity, we'll find some of the early scholars saying that only the Ummah will antigen,

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because they're the only ones who have the real fear of Allah subhanaw taala. But who are the Lama, they're the people who have the knowledge and their knowledge and to their heart, and they apply that knowledge.

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This is what is meant by Allah, Allah is not someone who has memorized 500 books,

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or something of that nature. But the allameh are those people who get the knowledge, and then they apply it in their lives, they might not have a great deal of knowledge. But at least they have the knowledge that they need to guide their lives.

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So one aspect of knowledge is that aspect of knowing what is right what is wrong.

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That is one part of guidance that we were referred to. But here we're talking about also making that knowledge come into our hearts and affect us.

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And as I've spoken here, or close to here, on many occasions, knowledge is something that takes effort and general

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knowledge is something that takes effort.

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If you really are serious about getting knowledge, whether it is first that basic knowledge of what is right what is wrong, and then have it further go into your heart and really affect you. This knowledge takes effort.

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And if you're serious, when you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to guide you, you should be serious about it for getting the knowledge

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that you need to be guided.

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If you look through the different ideas through the process,

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you'll find that the power system is always showing us that basically, to get knowledge, you have to follow a path, you take some effort, you have to exert something.

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In fact, the prophet SAW Selim said in the Milan norbiton, that knowledge is through learning.

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Knowledge is actually only through intimate

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knowledge is only through learning. You have to exert.

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And in fact, the different Hadeeth as I said, when I when the officer said, I'm referred to knowledge, he, in most cases, he's talking about like following a path exerting yourself, like in the heads in which the promises of them said man Celica 30, can you tell me Sophie elmen sallallahu Turrican iljin, the one who follows a path, seeking in its knowledge, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will make easy for him a path to gender.

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So we have to be willing to use

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our abilities that are less than what Allah has given us to get also knowledge of the deen.

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It's amazing sometimes when you see for example, how much people will exert to get some information,

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sometimes very useless information. For example, if you go to the Internet, and you want to know something, sometimes you have to go through a lot of steps and you have to be patient. If you want to get the latest cricket scores, right? You have to go through the right websites. If that's down, you have to find another website and search here and there wants to get the best price on the car that you're you know, how much is this car worth? Is anyone else selling it cheaper, you have to go through all these steps. And people are willing to take this effort to get that kind of knowledge. And they're very clever when it comes to getting that kind of knowledge.

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They know now how to use the internet. They know how to email someone to get other websites and hook up and do this and that. And then when it comes to the Islamic question of basic Islamic question, then all of a sudden they act like they have no tools.

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They have no means of getting knowledge whatsoever.

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The most basic question that's in the most basic book in the library, they can't even figure out how will I get the answer to this question

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and the reason for it is because they've never been willing to put in the effort to follow those same kinds of steps that you get this other kind of knowledge. Well, sometimes also there's certain steps you follow on inshallah you like you read certain books, if you turn to hopefully reliable website and so forth.

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Shallow you will get the same but people are willing to put steps into one and effort into one but many times they are not willing to put effort into into the

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third aspect. A cause inshallah, that will help you get guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala is increasing one's Amen.

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To do what one can do to get a man and increase Amen.

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Now remember, when we talk about guidance, we're talking about something very comprehensive, right?

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And we're talking about guidance for every second for every moment for every new situation and so forth.

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So obviously, when we say increasing one's Amen,

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until everyone has some level of Eman, right, but the more inshallah that we can increase our Eman inshallah, the more we will be blessed with guidance from Allah subhanaw taala.

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We have to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala, for example, and we have to believe in what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed, and our belief in it must be very certain. Some people believe in God but they don't believe for example, what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed.

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And so therefore, they do not benefit from what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed they do not give guidance.

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So we have to first of all, obviously, believe in what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed.

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But secondly, we have to always look for ways that we can increase our demand, increase our belief,

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and actually books written about how to increase your demand so far. One of the aspects for example is to increase your knowledge about Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to increase your knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And in this knowledge is such that if you are sincere when you turn to this knowledge, it will automatically increase your Amen. And

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the more you know about Allah subhanho wa Taala The more you will love Allah subhanaw taala The more you will fear Allah subhanho wa Taala the more you'll have hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala all of these are aspects of it man.

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So and when we try to increase our Amen, also inshallah, this will be a means by which Allah subhanho wa Taala will increase our guidance,

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especially in new situations or under difficult situations. Allah subhanho wa Taala may guide us because of this he meant that we had, for example, this man with the Allah says in the Quran, where my human belay yeah the Cobra, that whoever believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala guides his heart.

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So the more that we can increase our Eman through many different ways. inshallah, the more Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide us

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obviously, is also one of the above one of the causes in which inshallah which will can lead to an increase of our today our guidance from on this amount of data. The most obvious example of that is here that the list of what Allah has guided us to this drop. The fact that Allah Subhana without has guided us to this drama shows us the turning to Allah subhanaw taala and asking sincerely of Allah subhanho wa Taala is also a very important means of getting guidance from Allah subhanaw taala but you need you need it. Stop

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at what Allah subhanho wa Taala has made obligatory funny right this is, this should not be the only time that you turn to Allah subhanaw taala and ask him for guidance.

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If as we said if guidance is

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such a great blessing and one of the most important things on your mind,

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then you will take other opportunities also to turn to Allah subhanaw taala and ask for guidance. We know for example in the dry winter that the prophet SAW said and taught his grandson, one of the first things that you ask and the dog with it, is that you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to include you among those people whom he is guided

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and the drug wizard for many people. It is performed at a time in which Allah subhanho wa Taala is most responsive

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To draw the last third of the night many people pray the with it the last third of the night. So the Prophet says Adam taught this as part of the job with it. And we also know that this is what it has said many times in the best time. So inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond to that.

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Even submitting to the book in the summer, is a way of increasing our guidance from Alyssa Pendleton.

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And again, this might seem like there's one thing and you're just basically saying, okay, follow the guidance, and you'll get more guidance. Well, that's true. All the guidance, and you'll get more guidance, inshallah. But there's also some more specific aspects to it. Like, for example, when I say submitting to the book and submitting to the production,

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this starts actually with an attitude towards the production

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and you can juxtapose two people and you'll see that one will have much more guidance than the other because of the attitude towards this issue.

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How many people for example, especially nowadays among the Muslims,

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they take from the Quran and Sunnah only those things that they are convinced of

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their attitude towards the Quran soon as Yes, this is guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. And we have to follow especially now even the sooner obeying the promises that I'm following the sooner especially following the sun, notice, okay, this is guidance, but I'm only going to follow it if I'm convinced of it.

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This is obviously problematic to say the least.

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This attitude, as I said, it is problematic and most people don't come out and say it that way. But that is their attitude, sometimes they'll put on sooner.

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Or, for example, in this now in this modern civilization,

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they might think that this is a civilized civilization. So therefore, there's some things in this civilization that maybe goes against the poor and sooner and maybe it's time that we think about what is the Quran and how do we apply it in what do we apply now and so forth. So they have this kind of attitude towards the Quran.

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As opposed to another person who turns the Quran Sunnah, and knows that this is the revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala and submits to it

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what he knows exactly the heckler behind it.

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And whether he knows exactly the reasoning what is that all of the reasoning for that dollar spent on data has already been noted that the difference between these two people are going to be great,

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especially with respect to the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. And in fact, in more than one place in the Quran,

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Allah subhana wa tada has tied the getting of guidance and to be rightly guided to in particular the absolute obedience and following of the problems.

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And this of course, is the biggest fitness A lot of people say okay, we accept the Quran but the sooner was just for that time or it's not preserved or whatever all sorts of arguments from worship on and photos of shaitaan to put doubts in people's mind.

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But the Quran makes it clear that it is if you have the right attitude towards Bala Salaam and you follow Him and you submit to Him. This will be a means for you to get guidance. Allah subhanho wa Taala says For example, for me to be lay water solely hidden below me, led me to be like, what Kalamata he, what to do who lucam

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us to believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, who believes in a lion His word, and follow Him so that you may be guided to do so follow him that you may so that you may be guided under the sort of the ladder of verse 158.

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mama Allah Rasool de la bella movie,

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and it's one although sometimes when you read these verses, it's like Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala speaking to people directly today,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, say, obey Allah and obey the messenger.

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And if you turn away, then upon him is what he is, board and upon you is what you bear.

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And if you obey Him,

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train to Taro data do you will be guided. If you obey Him, you will be guided mala rasulillah and beloved movie, and the only responsibility possible of asceticism is the clear conveyance.

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Have the truth. And this goes back to what we spoke about

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the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala the policies Elam has conveyed the truth

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and that's his job he cannot put guidance into our hearts. It's only his job to convey the truth and he conveyed the truth. And once he has conveyed the truth now is no excuse for you watching his convey the truth You have two options either follow him or refuse to follow him.

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If you follow Him, you are guided if you refuse to follow Him, then you are rejecting the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala.

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So how do you expect to be from those people who are getting who are blessed with this special guidance from Allah subhana wa tada while you are refusing to follow one of the clearest things that Allah subhanaw taala has told us in the Quran, follow Him you will be guided.

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So as I said, when we talk about submitting to put on sooner

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so the first thing is the attitude that this has come from Allah subhana wa Tada. And so therefore, I'm going to believe in it and submit to it to the best of my ability

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as opposed to this is from Allah. And let me see what it says.

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Obviously, there's some problem with that person's email in the first place.

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But again, all these things are related to

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the more guidance that you're seeking from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will be related to Eman, good deeds and so forth all these things inshallah will be related.

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Another aspect another cause what they call us babble hedaya is what is known as the Mujahideen.

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And we refer to a little bit too one aspect of it

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and that is to take the extra effort to take the extra effort to try to get to the guidance from Allah subhanaw taala to take the extra effort

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and exert yourself for the sake of Allah Subhana with that,

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when you do that, Allah subhana wa Taala responds,

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obviously in a very merciful, graceful and beneficial way. If you do that, inshallah, Allah subhanaw taala will respond by giving you more guidance Allah subhana wa Dionysus will larina Jehan rufina, then at the end the home sooner when the law the mag massimi

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that those who strive for our sake,

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we guide them to our paths and Allah subhanho wa Taala is with is with the doers a good DNA of this special closeness of helping them and being with them, Allah subhanho wa Taala is with the doers of good. So we're Latina, gehad rufina and those people who are going the extra effort exerting themselves for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards them by special guidance or increased guidance.

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You know, human beings have the ability to demonstrate great efforts when they have a goal. Human beings actually have an ability to show that many times they can really exert themselves.

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Unfortunately, for human beings, usually they exert themselves in that way in for things that are not beneficial.

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Like, for example, if someone wants to be in the next Olympics,

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four years from now, suppose the Olympics just finished four years from now, sometimes they'll be training like 12 hours a day,

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12 hours a day, to get into those.

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final exam week, for example, in some fishing in some universities, some parts of the world, people don't even eat to drink. Because they're just busy, they don't even think about eating, drinking,

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because they are so concentrating on exerting themselves

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to get that goal that they have.

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So now we as Muslims, we know that the goal that we have is the most important goal.

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Now we don't have to go home the last part of the Sharia hamdulillah that we don't have to go to extremes. We don't have to kill ourselves of the law to obtain the school. I'm the lead, Allah subhanho wa Taala has actually made the goal easy, it's in conformity with our fitrah our nature. But that doesn't mean that at no time doesn't require us to exert ourselves.

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Obviously, we have to observe ourselves. And if we really want the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We should we have to exert ourselves. And as this verse says, that if we observe ourselves for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward us with guidance. And exerting ourselves can be with respect to many different ways of that we need

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To observe

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the different kinds for example of jihad, scholars have talked about Jihad enough's, for example, perhaps this is maybe the most important one with respect to what we're speaking about here. You had enough has been defined by some of the Lamas having four components, I just mentioned them quickly and move on, you can, you actually can combine the four or you can give one word for each stage. That's it, I will add one hour or so.

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And that's you have to you have to exert yourself to get the knowledge, we spoke about the fact that knowledge doesn't come unless you exert yourself.

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So you have to overcome your laziness.

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Because many times it is laziness, right? We have to admit that there's the book so far away. Okay, maybe I won't read tonight,

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just too far away. So we have to overcome our laziness, we have to overcome our desires. You can either study or try to read something or you can, you know, play soccer, the nighttime.

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Okay, so you know, that doesn't mean you never have to meet these kinds of things that we have also. But we have to exert ourselves and sometimes sacrifice those things, to get the knowledge that we need.

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But once we get that knowledge,

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again, that knowledge could be a hurdle for us to prove force or proof against so Quran is either a hot job for you or against you, policies that have made that very clear to us.

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So once we get that knowledge, now we have to exert ourselves, to make sure that we apply that knowledge.

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And again, when we exert ourselves, obviously, we're doing all of these things for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And another aspect of it, those two definitely are obligatory, at least with respect to some level of knowledge, you can say that those two are obligatory, but also if we want to exert ourselves for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and therefore be deserving of more guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala, then we should convey that knowledge to others.

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We really want to exert ourselves shalabi from those people, that Allah subhanho wa Taala described when Latina, Josefina is we take that knowledge and we convey it to others.

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But if you try that, you're going to face difficulties.

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Of course, nowadays, even if Muslims just keep it to themselves, the others aren't happy with them.

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Some faraway land, some little village or the Muslims or they're happy just keeping them up. No. They're not part of the world capitalist society. So we have to do something. But especially if you're going to convey the knowledge to others, then you're going to face trials, and you have to have patience for the sake of others. These are all ways that we can exert ourselves when we do that. inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will increase our guidance inshallah.

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Of course, jihad against the ship on

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shaitaan comes to everyone with all sorts of suggestions,

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either to do something which is clearly haram or to do something which is not as good as something else maybe, that someone should do.

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But obviously, when you get suggestions in your mind to do something, which is clearly you know, it must be coming from shippon

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or at least you can assume

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shaitaan is your clear enemy. So, when you realize that these whisperings and these kinds of ideas are coming from chalon, who is your greatest enemy, you know, right away, that you should fight them

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you should fight them and overcome them for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala

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there's another kind of striving exerting for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. exerting against a volume in Jihad volume in and it those people who are doing wrong themselves and also encouraging others to do wrong and spreading wrong ideas among the Muslims and trying to spread facade and so forth.

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If you exert yourself for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide you to pass jihad against one of your pain and before and so forth. All of these are ways that we can exert ourselves by which Allah subhanaw taala will be pleased with us.

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Another aspect which is we can see from the Hadith is it's very beneficial. Although maybe in this case, there's nothing specific like the other cases of that it will be directly leading us to more guidance from Allah subhanaw taala

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but that is associated with good people and trying to stay away from evil people.

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As I said, not like the other jury can find something clear from the Quran and Sunnah that this will lead to guidance from Allah subhanaw taala but we see that this is a general principle from the prophet SAW Selim.

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That, you know, who you associate with can affect you, who you associate with can affect like in the Hadith of the Prophet instead of, in which the prophet SAW Selim gave us the example of those people who will sit with who are pious and those people who are not by the methodology listen Salah will Julissa So, and those people who are good to sit with and those who are able, and the one is like the one who sells mosquito perfume,

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either you buy something from him or at the very least you get some kind of good smell from him. So you'll benefit from him. While the evil companion or the evil want to be with is like the blacksmith

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and from the blacksmith either your clothes will be burned through your house will be burnt or at the very least you'll get a bad smell from your clothes will be tainted with a bad smell. So similarly, those people who we associate with they can affect us, they can affect us with respect to this guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala if you want to be from the people of guidance,

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then you should be careful who you associate with because these people can if they're not good, they can bring you down. If they are good, they can inshallah increase increase your guidance they help you to increase your guidance inshallah by guiding you to what is correct and so like the power system told us original Allah Dini Khalili Caliendo I had a coma.

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And especially those close friends, those who are like your intimate friend, your intimate companion,

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it doesn't make really much sense to say I have done a Serato monster game and be hoping that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you guidance and then you choose someone to be your best friend that you associate with, that you interact with, that you influence each other. And this person is not someone who is a person who is interested in the guidance from a listener not that. So the professor said him told us that a person is on the religion of his close friend. So therefore you should be careful about who you take as your close friend. And in fact, another guidance from the provinces in the province of silom said let's also have Mina weather yaku Tameka in Turkey. Professor cinema has

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given us this guidance that you should not accompany except a believer and no one but a pious person should eat your food.

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So, these are some of the means that the scholars the olema have discussed as ways that inshallah will help you have Allah subhanho wa Taala give you guidance. So as I said, if you make this

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is Dennis Rota, Masaki. And if you make this draw in the same way that many people make it out for worldly things, it means that you're going to seek

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sincerely seek and look for the things that will help you achieve this job. And the more you seek these things, and try to take advantage of these things, that's more of assigned to Allah subhanaw taala that you are very sincere in asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for this guidance. So if you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala with a sincere heart

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asking for all this metadata for guidance and you are showing Allah subhanho wa Taala that you're serious about this job, inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will never turn you away. And each time you turn more to him and each time you take advantage of these causes as the more and more guidance inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will give you

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but if you just ignore them if you just even ignore the Quran and Sunnah and even turning to the put on some note which is showing us the stick that if you are asking making this drought to Allah subhana wa tada and not even wondering what are the causes of that may get you the guidance from Alyssa Mendota? Well, if you're making this draw, and your heart is not even paying attention to what you're saying to Allah subhanaw taala

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then unfortunately, the amount of guidance that you may get from Allah subhanaw taala will be much less than the guidance that could be possible for you.

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And this is the NEMA again, as we said this is the greatest number that we should virtually anything shala would be willing, we should be willing to sacrifice anything to get this bounty from Allah subhanaw taala

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I'll just end quickly then with

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one 100 before I mentioned that, how do you if you go to the Quran, it is clear that one of the main reasons why Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps guidance from some people is because they follow their Hawa, they follow their desire. So the more someone is willing to and wants to follow his desires, it is expected that they will get less and less guidance from Allah subhanaw taala.

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There's a Hadith of the Prophet system which is here says he hasn't had eaten

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In which the professor silom is talking about that verse in the Quran that we read less than that when Allah subhanaw taala wills to guide someone, he opens his heart to Islam.

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So the Prophet system was asked, How does he open his heart? How does this happen? So the promises seldom answer that it is a light neuron, and it penetrates his heart, and makes it expensive and white.

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And if you say, for example, that someone has a wide heart, and every This means and he is someone who's very relaxed, very content, and he pleased with his situation. So then they asked the process, Adam, is there any sign that we can know that this has happened? Is there any sign that we can know that this has happened? And the Prophet says Adam said yes,

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in abotu, in addition to the flute, and turning to turning to the eternal abode,

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word to Jeff if ik data war, and turning away for better or abandoning

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the abode, which is deception, and that everything like looks good, but actually may not be a source of good and this is, of course, he's talking about this world. So turning towards the Hereafter, and turning away or just or abandon, you're leaving this world, this decentral world was there that the moat, probably called moat and preparing for death before meeting death.

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If someone is living his life in this way, in sha Allah, this is a sign that the hedaya the guidance is really in his heart, and Allah subhanho wa Taala as open his heart to Islam, quote, unquote