Al Fatihah An In Depth Study Part 25

Jamal Zarabozo

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Hold on this thing over and

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over

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again because I

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want to use it.

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For sure.

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Mohammed Abdullah,

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lava.

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Given yesterday's lecture,

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we asked the question, what could it possibly have been?

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that the Jews have done to lead them to have this title, this name that will stick with them until the death

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of those people over the wrath of God.

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And we highlighted some of those aspects.

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And obviously go the point behind recognizing who these people are? And what are some of the things that that led them to get to this title?

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Obviously, the point is not so that we can look at them and say, for example, these are the Jews that this isn't such an hubzilla, we are better than them, and we're not like them and so forth. Actually, this is kind of the thing that they fell into, they look at themselves as the chosen people. And sometimes we look at ourselves as the chosen people.

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Obviously, why they're mentioned here. And what is the strong point about it is to get the lesson

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of what was it that was in their behavior, and in their actions that led them to hit this disgraceful and humiliating description from Allah subhana wa tada that is repeated by millions of Muslims every day of the year. Obviously, the different kind of acts that we described last time, even if you take them individually. As we said, If you studied diversity in the Hadith, individually, you will see that Allah subhanaw taala, curse them or I was angered with them. For all of those different reasons. So for example, distorting the Torah obviously deserves the wrath of

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trying to kill the prophets are killing some of them obviously, deserves the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala, denying the prophets as La Silla deserves the Wrath of Allah.

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denying the problem homosassa them deserves all his deserve the Wrath of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is one, as some of the scholars in diversity were the last time when we said that they are living without will be lovely. And they are living in a state of wrath and anger for most men wattana continuously over and over again.

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But still, what is the key though, behind even these actions and the fact that they repeated the actions in this nature, and what is again, the key that is putting them here? Most of them, when they discuss what is the key behind them being called Mongolian

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is the fact that

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they knew the truth, and they refuse to follow the truth.

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We spoke last time,

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about the fact that even when the prophets were in the midst, even when the prophets himself was telling them something, the person that they believed to be the Prophet. Even when the Prophet was telling them something they would disobey, and not accept what the prophets Allah said me.

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So it wasn't a case that they didn't know what was right and what was wrong, what is the truth, and what is the truth,

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but they resist it. And they refuse to accept the truth, even though the truth was something very clear to them.

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And as I said, most of the allamah when they discuss this, why they call them algorithm, they highlight this fact that they are people who knew they had the knowledge, but they refuse to submit to the knowledge.

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Some of them are add something a little bit more tonight, I think probably there's probably something that you've been more than needs to be added to it because

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someone might

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know what is right. And yet he might succumb to his desire something and do something wrong.

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And just by itself, does not deserve necessarily that he'll be called in this way. And so this is repeated every day by Muslims repeatedly over and over again.

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But when you look at the attitude of the Jews,

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there's more than the fact that they are disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. And this being the truth when they see the truth in front of them. But there is an attitude of arrogance. There's an attitude of indifference.

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And even to some extent, there's an attitude of superiority over God as we talked about less than

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and in fact, as we spoke about last time,

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These differences, that the promises you'll find them in their own books, many of them and sometimes even worse descriptions of them, and their own books. And yet they still consider themselves the chosen people, above everybody else to special class that are deserving special benefits from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So another of the aspects, which I think is very important also the highlighting is highlighted by even a claim

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is that there is a facade or there is an evil and the intention itself, and the intention,

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which is something that, I think is something beyond simply mentioning this, they knew the truth and they didn't act upon the truth.

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But actually, their intention really was not to please Allah subhanaw taala their intention was not to implement the truth from the beginning.

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So we have both aspects, maybe we have the aspect that that is clear that they recognize the truth, even when the prophets are giving them the truth right in front of it, they fail to submit to it.

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And also in their intention itself. It is clear that the field and the intention to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and to worship Allah subhana wa.

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And when we speak about the Christians of Berlin, we'll see that this is one of the differences maybe you can say between and one of the aspects that distinguishes the Jews and Christians in the prod or I should say, the followers of Isa.

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And goes back to this point that I was making about the fact that

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one thing we can see about the Jews is even when the truth was presented to them, by the prophet themselves, they did not follow it.

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If you study the Quran, and look to see the time of Asia, they set out

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in the time of Esau leads to them, you can say that there were two groups of people basically,

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with respect to these groups here, you had the Jews

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who continue to follow in this disobeying path.

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And they rejected the message of a service to them, and they try to kill the zombies. In fact, they claim they boasted that they had killed this nation.

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And then you have the followers of Essenes.

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Which if you look in the Quran, how are you are described in praiseworthy sense. So you have the real followers of a site and

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you don't have a description of the followers of Isa on Instagram, the Sahaba, we can say the companions of Isa leads to them as being having this attitude of not willing to worship Allah subhanaw taala and rejecting the truth when it comes in from and this is actually going to be different from a body and when we speak about Bali.

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I will speak about them very shortly, it's a point that we'll come back to. So that's one thing clear in the Quran. With respect to the use, even when the truth was presented to them in such a way that could be no doubt that they knew that this was the truth. They still fail to obey it, they still fail to abide by it, and in fact, clearly plotted it and made it very clear that it was not their intention actually to truly worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and the way that Allah subhana wa tada is supposed to be worshipped.

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Now, by the way, when we're speaking about when Allah subhanho wa Taala in general, this is actually a general principle important with respect to Sophia, is that when I was finding what God is speaks about groups, Alyssa what God is speaking in generalities.

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So in other words, it is possible that among the Jews, for example, among the people who are known as the Jews,

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not all of them are luminarium. There was some true believers among the Jews received for example, in the in the story of Musa h&m another story you see that there were some who believe is among

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Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran in many places. Like when I was not without a quote some of the beliefs of the Jews and some of the beliefs of the Christians, Allah subhana wa tada is speaking in generalities.

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So it doesn't necessarily mean that every, for example, every Jew did those acts that Allah subhanaw taala described.

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However, the same time, it is important to note that and this is especially relevant to the Jews, because the Jews see themselves more as a people than anything else.

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They look at themselves as a certain people a certain race more than anything else. In fact, Judaism is almost for many people nowadays for so much more of a culture and people than as I said, than anything else. So if as a Jew, you are proud of what your Jewish ancestry did, which includes all of these acts, that are displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and these people are still beloved to you regardless of what they did with respect to Allah.

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And then as we spoke about yesterday, the one who is a president that sin, but he is pleased by it, and he is like the one who was there, and particularly.

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So they are happy about what their Jewish ancestry did. And think of them as the chosen people in the greatest people. Regardless of whether or not they worship the lesson without a property, regardless of whether or not they submitted to a lesson on earth data, then these people are included among the Jews or Mongolian that Allah subhanaw taala.

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Because actually, they are themselves, attributing themselves or aligning themselves with those people, so they deserve to be among them. They're proud of being among them, then Allah subhanaw taala will put them among them. And unfortunately for them, that means they'll be among the moldoveanu.

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Now, it's significant again, that we see that Allah subhanaw taala puts these two groups, the Jews and the Christians together here.

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And as a constant reminder to us about their behavior and their way, especially with respect to the straight path.

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If you remember, a while ago, we asked the question, Why are the Jews and the Christians referred to here instead of for example, actually, in refuting Raja Raja talks about should be the polytheist or atheist.

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One of the points

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that I didn't mention at the time, I wanted to leave it for now one of the aspects about the Jews and the Christians, and why it is so important that Allah subhanaw taala remind us of them in the surah every day, is that we pointed out one thing that the lessons that we can get from them, you could say they are the closest to us. So the lessons that we can get from them are the most relevant to us.

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But also, they are the greatest fitna for us.

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Historically speaking, the Jews and the Christians have been on different occasions have been the greatest fitna for us. And nowadays, also, they have become once again, a great settler for the Muslims.

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Because they are people who, who believe in some of the same profits, then we believe, and we believe that their profits, we have great respect for their profits, they have no reason to necessarily respect the promises. And and so therefore, they say many times outlandish things with respect to the power system, but on the other hand, we respect their purpose, we believe in their purpose. And as I mentioned yesterday, we even defend their fathers against some of the things that they claim about them. And they come to us saying that they believe in the same God, and they are from GitHub, or they are all from the children of Abraham alleged.

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So because of that, because of that closeness, and that says there is a closeness between us. And so

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it becomes easy for Muslims to be fooled by them. And to think, Okay, this is all one brotherhood, you know, we're all following the way of Abraham, the father of monotheism, as they call them, and so forth. And you can find if you go to like the Barnes and Noble, you can find many books on this theme of these three Abrahamic religions. So they can try to make some kind of close to this to us, and historically, they have done it over and over again. And maybe if we have the time, I might talk about that in the next lecture. And people are Muslims get duped by them over and over.

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So this closeness though, when you think about this closeness, but then when you put it in the context of what Allah subhana wa tada has taught us to say, over and over again, this is a reminder to be warned about

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discloses

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that they are in fact, people who have loved the path even if they claim to have a book, even if they claim to believe in God and the prophets and so forth. We know that in reality, both of them are people who are not on the street.

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And we have to be cautious about them, because we could be fooled easily by them.

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And actually, Allah subhanaw taala has more just clearly in the Quran about being too close to them and has even warned us about the fact that they will work together against

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you're living in Tokyo Yoda with Massara Alia Babu Maria Maria,

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for a moment in the La Liga de como.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, you believe take notes, the Jews and the Christians, for your protectors and allies, they are bus protectors and allies of one another. And He Who among you turns to them for such alliances,

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and barely Allah guides enough people who's just

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as I said, not only are these stories most relevant to us, but they are closest to us. And so therefore, because of their closeness to us in many different ways, we have to be

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very cautious about them, and not fall into the trap of accepting their ideas or following their ways when Allah subhanaw taala reminds us over and over again, that they are definitely straying from the path.

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So can we say right and moganda him then we say, well, we're balling. And we notice here in this last part of the surah, when we're introducing a logo value not to say dynasty, the type of those in the blessed before we use the word warrior. And then before bollin, we use the word.

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So we're using different terms here. And the question is, what is the significance linguistically? What could be the significance between them?

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First of all of us, and the first part over here,

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instead of saying later, if you use that the

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law is a conjunction.

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So it mean, guide us to the path of those who are blessed. And not you have to say, of course, whether or not the path or those with whom you are angry. So when you say it is a conjunction, it's not adding any kind of meaning, with respect to those whom you're blessed.

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We're not saying anything about them.

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So for example, if I said this, the scholar came and not the ignorant one came.

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The last part and not the ignorant one came doesn't tell you anything more about the slaughter, the score came and not the anger in one game. There's no relation between what you've said here, not the union one and the score, the two different, completely distinct. But right here is

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it says an attribute or an adjective, or beginning of the adjective phrase. So when you use it, you're actually saying something about

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those people whom almost men were toddlers, but you're saying that they are not.

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So instead of just saying, the scholar came and not a good one, it is like you're saying the scholar Kane, who is not ignorant, or who's not being anyone that he was saying something about the scholar and stuff, you're using an adjective or an adjective phrase to describe the first part. So when you are, when you use way again, instead of saying what you are saying that those people whom Allah subhanaw taala blessed, they are not who

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you are specifically or describing them. It's like an adjective as they said, you are describing them as as being not smuggled.

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Which by the way, by definition also means that the logo by name or not, those two challenges.

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Now over here, though, over here, we say what, because now we've already read here is going to apply to the whole sentence. So we've already applied the adjective. So we're already defining those people whom Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us are saying that they are not from those people who have earned the anger of Allah subhanho data. And then here we have the law, the law here could be dropped, and we're changed the mean, right? Especially

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if you drop Villa with a change.

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Okay, law here, you could drop it,

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according to something and you could drop it, it would not change to me. But

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by introducing it, the effect of it is you're showing this is not my reality. And Berlin,

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you know, is showing that these are actually two distinct groups. It's not meant to be Allium and Berlin. In other words, not people who are both Mongolian and Dali, but it is one group of people who are going to be on him, and another group of people who are balling. So by introducing the law here, you're emphasizing that these are two distinct groups. Now, we mentioned yesterday that obviously every member is also born in every goal is also has the anger of Allah subhanaw taala upon him, but we're referring to two distinct groups here. And the law here makes that emphasis clear.

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Otherwise, it would be ambiguous, you could think of it just as one group, and you're describing that one group as being both having the angle a lot and being mistaken. But by putting that law in there, it is emphasizing that there are two distinct groups, the one group, those who burns anger will assign with data, and the other group, those who have registry. So we're asking to listen without a guide as to the path of those who you're blessed. Not the path, but at the same time, you're implying This is not their path, not the path for those who have earned your anger or earned anger or earned the wrath, nor of those people who have gone astray, nor are those people. So two

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distinct groups in it.

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Of course, we know from the hobbies that we discuss that there are two distinct groups and we hold on Masada. But even in the wording itself, there's an indication that we're discussing two distinct groups.

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And now we need to discuss a balding. Who are they and what does this word signify?

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The verb from which this comes from, Bala means to disappear, has many meanings, including, to disappear, to vanish to become an observable, to be ruined, to forget,

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to be misguided, to be mistaken, to be an error, to be diluted, to be confused, to be lost.

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enough

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to be distant from the truth.

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All these are are captured in the verb itself.

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The most obvious meaning of the fear

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is that of being misguided, being mistaken being an error,

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and also being lost.

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Because those go together. And if you are in error, if you are mistaken, and so forth, then you're also lost.

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And obviously, blah, blah, blah. This is the opposite of Buddha, and hedaya.

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as a means to go straight to deviate from the straight path and silver. Don't remember if it was yesterday or the day before, we're asking for one set of things which are the exact opposite of those people who have received the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala. That is the opposite of rules people who have earned the wrath of God and those people who are on the straight path who have been guided to the straight path. They're obviously the opposite of those people who are balling. So, in general,

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from the meaning again, it says misguidance string from the streets. And it includes actually the meaning of the word it includes any aspects of straying from the right that whether it is intentionally or by mistake or ignorance.

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Whether it's intentional, or by mistake, or ignorance, all of them can be called Bad. So for example, when

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when we said the Jews intentionally went away from the straight path, they saw what is correct and they chose a different way, then this is gonna be committed.

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Even though they did intentionally, they still called it up. And also note that as we talked about, yesterday, refers to what they've done as gonna.

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In reality, even straying from the straight path, this is going to be by the decree of Allah subhanaw taala. No one is going to stray even straight from the straight path unless your data decreases.

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously, decrees these things according to his knowledge according to his wisdom, according to even to His mercy.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala describes us to us in the Quran, in many different places gives us an understanding of why is it that he sends people astray? Why is it that he does not allow people to understand the truth and see the truth in civil cases, and they might be exposed to the truth, but it doesn't enter into their hearts and enter into their understanding. There's many examples we could give from the Quran I'll give you one from Surah Baqarah Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the La Liga study on every

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gem from Africa from Marina Armando Fiala Mona anahola begin from Marina Cabo una mega. The lobby has a method that will begin at around 50 euro Roma, you didn't know the evil and tragically, Allah subhanaw taala says, Verily, Allah is not the same to set forth a parable, even of a mosquito, or something which is less than that.

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And as for those who believe they know that it is the truth from the Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say, what did I learn 10 by this parable, and by it, he misleads many, and many He guides nearby, and he misleads only those who are confessing the riddles to disobedience.

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So in other words, as I said, there's other examples we can take from the Quran, but I think this would be sufficient

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when people turn away from a listener with data and choose to be disobedient to Allah subhanaw taala

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allows them to continue in their string path.

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And all of a sudden without even increases them in their string as long as that's their will. That is their desire.

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So let's learn how to Watada guys whom He wills and Allah subhana wa tada allows to straight those people whom he was. So we

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are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala what we realize this fact. And it's clear from the fact that many different ways. So we're begging on the satellite data to guide us to the state.

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And we're trying to avoid the path of those people who have gone astray.

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Now, as we've mentioned yesterday, it's not in the passive smoke,

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because they are a stray because of their own decisions, their own consequences.

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Yes, Allah subhanaw taala by a decrease in demonstrate, but it is because of their own consequences. This is the actual person. So their acts are leading them astray, their decisions are leading them astray. And of course, being a stray from the straight path. You can see in the Quran that there's many ways by which people stray from the straight path and Allah subhana wa Taala refers to its

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most commonly or the greatest one of courses should ascribing any kind of bargain with the look of our data.

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Rejecting the guidance of the politician and all of these are obviously but obviously this guidance was here as we said, Allah subhanaw taala as opposed to socialism has told us in particular, in particular, this is referring to the Christians. They are the main example that Allah subhana wa tada points us to, to understand this concept of straying from the strict being

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God Java

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in reverse in the cloud, which is and this warning is directed to that but actually in the context is more directed to the Christians.

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pohlmann for the new will come

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around with the new answer why?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, killing the promises of them say, or people have the Scripture, exceed not the limits in your religion, by believing in something other than the truth and do not follow the vain desires of people who went astray in times gone by and who misled many and strayed themselves from the right path.

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who weren't the straight in times done by whom Muslim many and stray themselves from the right path.

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So here in this verse in the Quran, in which Allah subhanaw taala, as I said, referring to the Christians, you can see that there is, again a kind of come town, compounds straying from the street.

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And then finally explains this vs difference opinion about exactly what the verse is referring to. But even if I'm explaining this verse by saying that they want to stray due to their ignorance of the truth,

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and they had what you could call a multiple or compound string,

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because someone can stray and when you're talking about straying from the state, but there's a number of different ways that you can stray from the state though,

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as we said, your goal might be mistaken, may have an incorrect goal.

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And number two, you might follow the wrong means towards a goal. That's also strange. And then the third aspect which is you can say something built up upon it is where you also take others with you

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along that string path. So when you think about the Christians, it is clear that they have done all three, the goal is wrong.

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Even though they claim to be monotheistic and believe in God, the goal is obviously wrong because they are worshipping along with Allah subhanaw taala. Yeah, worshipping aisyah leads to them and it might be worshiping others depending on which sex you are speaking about among the crystals. So their goal is wrong, their goal is not as when we say he cannot boo. Their goal is not just the worship of Allah subhanaw taala their goal actually is the worship of someone they claim to be God and that God is made up of three components. So it is clear. So that goal is wrong. And even the path is,

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for example, the monster system that they have developed for themselves

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is not what they with our first students, these are the things that they develop themselves and then they could not even make them.

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So even their acts of worship the way that they get closer to Allah subhanaw taala is wrong. And also they are taking other people along with them

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which just compounds all the wrongs that they have done. So it is a kind of compound thing and this is the heading of claims. Scanning. As I said, there is a difference of opinion.

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This is the understanding of the difference with respect to the last part of the first or below. While we'll look at it on what the new answer actually and they have

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gone by, and this many and strayed themselves from the right now, in some ways we can say when we say a Bollywood especially with respect to this kind of aspect of worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada.

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It is a case where people worship Allah subhanaw taala, not based on true knowledge, not based on the knowledge that has come from Allah subhana wa tada that Allah subhanaw taala has afforded us in His mercy, you don't take advantage of that. But instead you worship Allah subhanaw taala based on other things, but what could be left?

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If you are not basing your worship on truth,

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if you're not basing your worship on the truth that has come from Allah subhana wa Tada, which is the only truth then you must be basing your worship on something else.

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You are basing it on your whims, on your desires.

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But in any case, in whatever category It is, it is going to be described by one thing.

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Allah subhanaw taala says, and will not abide with what is there after beyond food, except, except Mr. E, they have guidance or you have muskets, but the roots of the misguidance. The key issue behind it is that you are following a path worshiping God for example, or whatever you plan to be doing. You are following paths that is not based on truth, not based on facts,

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not based on something for example, that you can trace back to Allah subhana wa.

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Because Allah subhanaw taala. Of course, as we mentioned before, he's the only one who knows how he's to be worshipped is the only one who knows what is pleasing to Him, respect to us. So if you do not believe, first of all, even about Allah subhanho wa Taala, according to it all as a view, and then you do not worship Him in that way, then you are invalid.

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You are obviously people who are in the skin.

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And I think anyone who is familiar with the history of Christianity, like we spoke about the Jews yesterday, and how we said we can even go to their own books and see these aspects of their life. And so therefore, that you know the name that the description Allah subhanaw taala gave them is very fitting.

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Similarly, anyone who is familiar with the history of Christianity

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will also realize that this is a very fitting attributes, or title for the Christmas volume.

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And like what I said yesterday about don't want to turn into a lecture of the history of the Jews. Also, today, I don't want this to be a lecture about the history of Christianity, but I want to make some points that will make us understand

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exactly what is going on. I mean, in general, you can say that there are really three kinds of people, we're gonna bring this up again, later.

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But there's two basic classes, those who know the truth, and those who do not know the truth.

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Those who do not know the truth, obviously, sometimes there are many reasons for why they do not know the truth.

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One of the most important reasons for which, by which they do not know the truth is they're not willing to find out the truth.

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Sometimes people are satisfied with what they do.

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And even if it is not the truth, even if what they're doing is not correct. If they're satisfied with it, they're not going to

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see nowadays, for many people, and particularly in the West, except for maybe with this born again, recently in the past 2030 years. For many people, religion is not that important. I mean, they've been kind of convinced that if you're a good person, and you do good things every now and then, and God will be pleased with you. So if you go to them and show them that love for the religion that you're following is not true. It's not a big issue for them. They're happy with it.

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So basically it is they're

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telling them that they're happy with it. And then except

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with respect to many Christians also, it's easy to come across this kind of attitude.

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Now, if you think about what is Christianity nowadays,

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Christianity nowadays, for the least for the majority of what Christianity is nowadays,

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it is often referred to by many scholars as Pauline Christianity,

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Pauline Christian Christianity.

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And the reason is referred to as Paul in Christianity is because much of it comes from Paul, not from a salesianum

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I know many of you from the Muslim world are not that familiar with the Christian texts. And you might not even be that interested in it. So you just have to bear with me bear with me as we go through this.

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So much of Christian thought goes back to this person by the name of Paul. So let us just have low understanding about the history of Christianity, and why this concept of calling them barley in Switzerland.

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So Paul was someone who never saw him. He was not a companion of Israelis and me was not one of the whole audio.

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And in fact, he was persecuting the Christians.

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That was his early career because he was persecuting them.

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And then he had a vision.

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And in this vision, he saw Jesus or, and so forth, and he converted.

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He became a strong, dedicated Congress. So you have this person who as I said, actually never saw as an s&m. The only thing that he had is he had a vision.

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Now, this was right up to the time of vision. And he said, we're not jumping centuries later. This is right after the turn of a survey set up that he saw this vision. And in Jerusalem itself. They had what the scholars now refer to it as the Jerusalem church.

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And there was some people in the Jerusalem church, or heading the Jerusalem church. In particular, there was Peter,

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who was one of the most devoted disciples. And again, this is all based on their own leadership, they want to go into their own New Testament.

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So Peter was one of the most devoted disciples of resurrection.

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And there was also James, James, they call him the brother of Jesus.

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And by the way, according to Christian historians, James was Jesus's brother, but he did not believe in Jesus until after he died. Also, it is probably the most important but Peter James were the head of the Christian church with a call the Jerusalem church.

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And both of these two had a falling out with Paul.

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So both of these two had some problems with Paul, they did not agree with many of the aspects that Paul was teaching. So they had a falling out report. So here you have,

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especially Peter, in the case of Peter, he's one of the disciples of Jesus.

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And here you have James, who was supposedly the brother of Jesus, the head of the church, they are disagreeing with Paul.

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And they're not accepting Paul's teachings on many different points, mostly about how to deal with the Gentiles in the non Jews who are coming to the religion.

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Yes, who is it that the Christians later take as the person that they rely most on? It says not Peter, who disputed with Paul, it is not James, but actually turns out to be Paul.

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Paul lays down the foundation of what will later become the Christian teachings.

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Paul, have you ever met Jason, he only saw this vision. he disagreed with the Jerusalem church. In fact, there was more than one time in which he had to be brought to Jerusalem, and sat in front of the council and debated with the people of the church.

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And yet, even though this is his situation, if you look at the New Testaments, the book this the Christians believe in wholeheartedly, which some Muslim speaker referred to as

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one quarter of this book, or the writings of Paul, writing the Civil Code, the epistle Galatians shows that he had actually nothing to do with the church, the Jerusalem church, the church of the followers of Jesus, that they did not authorize him.

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So in this letter of Galatians, this is like his making himself independent. He's saying very clearly, that if you receive any gospel other than what I'm teaching you, then anyone who teaches other than this, let him be cursed. That's what he says, Okay. And also, he said that, look, I have not been sent by any man, meaning the church, not being authorized by any man to church, but I'm coming only through the revelation of Jesus Christ. So this is a man who is claiming to be basically from our semuc point of view is claiming to be a prophet.

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He's not receiving revelation from God, but that's not that.

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He's claiming to be a prophet, but in their way of looking at things. He's receiving revelation from Jesus Christ, who has already died. So he's receiving revelation from Jesus Christ.

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What he's saying and what he's teaching is contradicting what he said. They said, I'm contradicting what the followers are selling to them and using them believe in and through him. Many of the later doctrines that developed actually were based more on the teachings of Poland there are on what you can find in the four gospels coming from the submission.

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So now the question

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that any Christians should ask themselves is that on what basis Am I following this man?

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What basis Am I following Paul and the teachings of Paul.

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I mean, they are truly a boiling and boiling means there's some facade we talked about the the Jews having a facade and their intention and their body and they have the sudden the knowledge

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they have a real disease defects in their knowledge.

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And here, it is clear in the even in their own books, that they're following a man who's claiming revelation, but he has no proof.

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And in fact, without going into detail his life, you could call it proof that there's no reason to believe him. But especially if what he's saying is not really consistent with what he said he was saying.

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And another sign also that they are lacking in Norse. Even from the earliest years of Christianity.

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There was lots of debates among the Christians and various years, there was lots of debates

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and lots of disputes

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over the briefs about a solicitor

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and it also led to persecution and fighting and killing among the Christians.

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Some, you know, thought he was a Jewish rabbi, some thought he was a Jewish holy man, which was a little bit different from Rabbi, some thought he is son of God, some thought he's God, some thought, you know, I became divine at a certain moment. And then that divinity left in medicine moment that all of this was going on. And just a plethora of opinions. And you can read them in a number of books like JD Kelly's classes, early Christian Creed's, they were all over the place with their beliefs about Jesus. And so clearly, and this is in the first century in the first and second century of Christianity, that shows clearly that what they're believing in is not based on notes.

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You cannot get all these wide and completely contradictory beliefs about one man who lives less than 100 years ago, if what you're saying is based on knowledge.

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So, you have this situation where the people are worshipping God, they are going and they are worshipping. But then worship and their belief about God is not based on knowledge.

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And this, by the way, all the confusion finally they had some councils after the Emperor became Christian.

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In the year 325, he finally had like their first council to try to settle the debates about what was aisa exactly was he human was impartial, and was he God and all that.

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But bloodshed, and persecution and inquisitions continue to pull off to them.

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You still had all of this, but then with respect to their books, there's a good book by Bart Ehrman, the book on Dr. Oz corruption of Scripture.

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Basically, he shows with ample evidence that

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the idea of what is truth to them really wasn't important, they already had the idea of what they're supposed to believe in.

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And so therefore, they would manipulate the text according to what they were believed to make sure that the text was consistent with the Orthodox belief,

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or at least to make sure it wasn't so bad that one of their enemies, who had another belief about Jesus could use that text.

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So they would change it according to what was needed. And he calls his book, and he calls this action, the Orthodox corruption of Scripture. And by the way, there's one passage in that book and pages 274 to 75.

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It's not really related to exactly to what we're saying here, but it is related in the sense of how Allah subhanaw taala is protecting us, especially from being a bollin,

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once you had is over over a century is actually the development of Christian literature, until finally they came together and they put the books into one book and said, Look, this is a book. This took a long time.

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And so am I'm the author here is describing what took place.

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And as I said, I'm just highlighting it because it is one of the ways or it should reminds us of how I listen to what Todd and his mercy has kept us from being among the body.

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And he's talking about people in the second and the third centuries after a service to them.

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Basically what he's saying is that we know nothing about these individuals whose job it was to record the script. So it says among them were the unnamed transmitters of their texts.

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scribes, who themselves no doubt constituted Norman Lear. And they were not all the same kind of people. We unfortunately do not know who these persons were, and are scarcely informed about their level of education, their class rank or social status, either within the Christian community or without. They are nameless, faceless transcribers of texts, texts to become an in their own minds probably already were the sacred Christian scriptures.

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So the process he's describing here, as I said, this should remind us of the fact that how Allah subhanaw taala has protected us from being bullied

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to not just the passing on the put on, but even pantheon of detailed manual information about the Bahamas. So

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we have identified 1000s of people who passed on this notice. And we know who they are, we know when they live, we know who they learn from and so forth.

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This is all part of Aloma had you some people sometimes when they look at us and you say, they look at a library, for example, they see a 26 volume book and they say what is this Oh, this is about the biographies of narrators to kind of think

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overdoing it a little bit isn't it.

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But it is because of this whole process. Come to love that we are very far from a bonding

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which we do, how worship Allah subhanho wa Taala, what we believe about the lesson how to adada It is based upon is based upon knowledge.

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And these people have no access to knowledge. And as I said, even if you even if you sometimes show them some things from their own books, that their own scholars even sometimes almost virtually agree upon.

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It doesn't faze them whatsoever. Because for many Christians, no, they kind of think of the mind as

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they even call it a leap of faith.

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I mean, it's a famous story, but it actually happened in my life. If you go to a Christian priest, and ask him to explain the Trinity, he will tell you it is a mystery. You can't understand there's a mystery. So there's a leap of faith already. And unfortunately, the state gets to the point that

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even if you can show them look, this is not correct, as an operation said, or this is not, cannot trace this back to the bus system. It doesn't faze them.

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Personally, I cannot understand it. And I don't know when I was a Christian way back then if I ever had this.

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So for example, let me just take two examples could be There's a famous story in the Bible. And it's funny how some of the most famous stories in the Bible that are spread around people are like among Muslims, sometimes the fabricated idea for the most famous Hadith also same, same kind of phenomena exist among the

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so I think the other examples better to start with the idea of the Trinity. Amazingly, if you if you search the time tested,

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and tried to find any support for the concept of Trinity is the only one one passage in the New Testament that is an explicit support of this concept of Trinity that is so so

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and this is where it says for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost, and these three agree in one.

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Now, this portion has been discussed by Christian scholars and I'll just mention what one person said. He said this is a forgery, a deliberate interpretation sets of credits in from a marginal not

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recognized as such, it was eliminated by the English revises in 1881 by more than Goodspeed and the addition of the Revised Standard.

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So their own editors and their own scholars are admitting that this is not possible.

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This is a deliberate forgeries they even going as far as to say that is not the heady days. They are saying it this is a deliberate for you. But and this has been my experience. If you point that out to Christians, many times they'll say oh, well, you know, it's not a big issue. It's the bigger picture you have to look at and this is as good. As another passage. As I said, this one is a famous story about your daughter's. I was supposed to be stoned for adultery. So then Jesus says, If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.

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Most scholars again, they accept the fact that this is not

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Part of the original Bible. This story has been added later. But I thought it was interesting to see what's out a group called the Jesus seminar led by Robert funk and Roy Hoover. This is a group of Christian scars. I don't know any of them. Personally, I assume that there are devout Christians, they're definitely not fundamentalist.

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Again, when you see this, you'll say these people must be balling and they have no connection with the original teaching.

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What they did, and a book called The five gospels, what did Jesus really say? They tried to study the five gospels plus one more that they added, which is nothing in the Bible. They tried to study them to analyze like scholars and try to analyze which ones are the most authentic statements of Jesus. So they're admitting that there's some problem, we know that these are not authentic.

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So they tried to come up with some principles, they, of course, don't have this net or anything like that. And they're just guessing because they don't even have anything really strong and correct to base it on. So they came up with some principles, but you know, what their final thing to do was,

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they voted,

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you think this is correct, okay. And then they rank them in order, and according to the ranking, they would put it in bold faces means over 70% voted that yes, this is part of the statement of ACL Hmm. And then it's like gray faces means just less than 25%.

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Obviously, they have no connection with, they're just goofy. But what they did with this story about the totals and up to one among you without sin cast, the first stone is what they wrote about it. So this is almost certainly not a part of the original text of john.

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But it is a noteworthy tradition nonetheless.

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Okay, then he says, while the fellows agree that the words did not originate in the person form with Jesus, they nevertheless assign the words and destroy to a specific category of things they wish Jesus had said and done.

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And so now we can now talk about what Jesus should have said and what you said. But the problem is, they are basing their life on this. They're basing their belief about God on this. They're basing their religion upon this.

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So even if someone has an intention, even if their intention is to worship God,

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if you do not approach it in the right way, it's going to be false.

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You can't just say I humble I have a good intention, I want to work done. But you have to make sure that your worship of God is based on knowledge.

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And that is the prime example that we get from

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the Christians and how all the time without always reminds us of these people that they are born in.

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Because you have to even if your intention is good, you have to try to implement that intention and act upon that attention based on North based on the knowledge obviously from Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And by the way, since Allah subhana wa tada calls them Bali in here. And this is referring to the Christians,

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that obviously they cannot be more meaning.

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And if they are balling in the sense that they are not.

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They are not from those people whom Allah subhanaw taala, just

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every now and then someone has to bring up this issue, which should be so clear about whether or not the Jews or Christians or believers and should we accept them, as believers, in short, the soda that we are reading over and over again, as a reminder to us, you have this path. And there are other paths that are clearly on other paths.

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Now, you know, when we say these words, when we discussed the Jews and the Christians, and we say that the Jews are given it, and the Christians are balling

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this concern, you know, somewhat harsh.

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And in fact, probably as I would say, many people who are in the field of Dawa they promised they don't, you know, don't miss that time.

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But Allah subhanaw taala, who is our Rahman and Rahim brings it up in this order that we read over and over again. And the posts are seldom explained to us that these are really him and his body.

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So I think we have to look at it in a different context and actually, even our understanding of Dharma sometimes you have to I think, we examine what is our understanding of dharma.

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Sometimes people need to be awakened. They need to be sometimes even shocked a little bit.

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They have to understand from us, Muslims from selling us we claim to be on a certain list okay. They have to understand from us get as far as we know is clear from the Quran and Sunnah. They are on the

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impacts, and there's no good results to the path that therefore,

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in the long run, there's no good results for them. So in the same way that sometimes if you're ill, you have to take some medicine, sometimes the medicine can be in itself very distasteful.

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You even can cause a great deal of harm to yourself like the, you know, chemotherapy and so forth. But it's needed.

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It is needed. They need to know that they're following tasks that are not pleasing to us.

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And in fact, one of the translations of the Quran,

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the translation by Sun and Hillel, some people are not very happy with his translation. And this is one of the reasons why, because they open sourced the fact Yeah, the way they translate this verse, they say, the way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not the way of those who are your anger, such as the Jews, they put in brightnesses, such as the Jews know those who went astray. And then in parentheses they put such as the Christians. So some people are not happy with this, because if a Judeo Christian just opens the Quran, and they see this, they think, Oh, this is going to be detrimental for dour. Maybe they have a point there. I don't, I don't know. But I think instead of

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looking at it in that way, because this is the main reference, the publicist has told us these are the main references or and Mogale him in a body. Instead of looking at it that way should we should look at it as a way of this is a way of opening this discussion between us and them.

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It is an invitation from Allah subhana wa Tada, just so we're asking on this matter without a for guidance. The people before the pub, Mama says Adam has strayed. And it's clear that they strained Allah subhanaw taala makes it clear that this read, and all of a sudden, we're gonna talk about assessing them and taught them Muslims, this job, which is a plea for going back to the states that the Northern District that.

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And so therefore, this is also an open invitation for them to reflect and to understand. Why is it that they on Google him? And why is it that

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I think it's important that in our doubt, we'd be very clear and open and honest with them. You have to be honest and straightforward. You know, we claim that we're following the example of a public system and many people they write books about the dollar deposit system, I can assure you, you'll not find any example. And the last half of the policy system in which he ever made a vow to people, and then kind of pulled them later what I told you before wasn't exactly that sugar coated a little bit for it

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wasn't the case, it was never the case, you'll never find any gentleman.

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He has to be straightforward. And we have to be honest,

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this look, this is what we believe that you are much more boring. If you'd like to discuss it and see why. Maybe you you're not going to come to the same conclusion as us. But that's your choice.

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But this is what we believe about you. We're not going to hide it.

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We're going to treat you properly. That's also part of our our laws that we treat your property. But this is what we believe about. When the father says Well, I'm met with the Christians have measured on

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some speakers when they described that incident, they described it as such a cruisee occasion and unlike what we've seen is like a love fest, you know, they all come together as brothers and so forth. But in reality, what happened the father says that I mean, this is when soda lemon was revealed.

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So not every man is giving arguments over and over again to the Christians of why they have state

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that these beliefs are wrong and this is Cooper and this is wrong and this is wrong. And they're arguing with the policies and the policies and treated them nicely and properly. But the process was all you with them and showing them these verses apply until finally the process element we see in Surah verse 61, finally the command came from Allah subhana wa tada to tell them, Look, let us go Let us bring our families with us, our wives and our children. And let us ask Allah subhana wa tada to bring down the punishments upon those among us who are life

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so he chose to that so this is not okay, you're okay, I'm okay kind of thing and then that's fine.

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But she chose them to this.

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And they are the ones who backed away.

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They backed away because they said if this is truly a profit, then if it dries acid, we'll have no no chance and our children will have no chance. So they backed away, and they submitted to his role and asked him to send someone as His representative.

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So all of this is dollar was to make it very clear

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To the point of finally challenging them to a MOBA, or to evoking the anger and the curse of a listener without a plan, you can't get much clearer than that. So Lucas, either you or me going to get the curse of eldest son was I was asked to come down.

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Especially Of course after 911.

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And the situation that occurs, especially here in the United States, obviously, the

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people who are taking advantage of the situation to try to harm and try to harass them.

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But we always have to remember that this is not our game this month, my game that I can say, Okay, now, there's some difficulty limit changes for something. This is all loving, this is our loves religion, and it is always our obligation. to present it properly, we have no right to distort it, they have no right to try to change it to appease anyone.

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So we should be straightforward. To tell them, this is what we believe.

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If you don't like it, that's your decision. If you want to harass me words, also, that's your decision. You know, it's amazing, especially for the Muslims living in the West.

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For years, you know, we were kind of living a charmed life.

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There are Muslims in the Muslim world, who are being harassed and imprisoned because ins and outs here in the West mirror to want to say living it up, but we were living a charmed life. We had freedom here, so to speak. Now the settler comes in estimated a perfect fit now that many of the Muslims of the West have faced

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and it showed the choreography of our Eman when so many people changed downward behavior, change even what they were saying about the deen just because of the system.

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And it's amazing that you can recite the sword on the Quran over and over again. That makes it very clear to you look, we have a fact they have other

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quotes Rudyard Kipling, and never the twain shall meet.

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And it's our obligation to convey to them the truth to convey to them what Allah subhanho wa Taala said about them, and hopefully inshallah we will reflect upon it. Because as I said, yesterday, and today, if you can, I can relate to my own experience, if someone really wants to understand Judaism, and what's happened to Judaism, and Christianity and what happened to Christianity and what should be done. They should come to the Koran explains it all to them, and they will see the errors of their way.

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The Christians will see the truth Finally, and recognize the truth completely.

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And the Jews will understand heirs of their people and inshallah,

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to Allah subhanaw taala they really want to worship Allah subhanaw taala they will inshallah embrace the faith, they will accept it inshallah. But as I said, we have to go out there, we have to be honest with them, we have to present a lot of religion to them, and let them know even what Allah subhanho wa Taala says about them, and then inshallah they will, they will embrace Islam, they will recognize the truth, inshallah they have any goodness in them. So learning sincerely. And then

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and I think at this point, you have to end