Allahs Most Beautiful Names 23 – Al-Basir, Al-Shahid & Al-Raqib

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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wa salatu salam ala terminal A Camilla Ania allah how you recall killer he urged marine

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while early he was so happy woman did the head you

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were standing there be so naughty he lied to me Dean

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Allahumma alumna and fellow now when Pharaoh Nabi Mara Lim tena was it dinner

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What do you know what? How can Audiokinetic

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which I mean many SME Runa cola factory owner so and I mean Mbarara Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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last week we covered those names of Allah subhanahu Attallah that were related to his knowledge.

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Allah subhana who had to add to being

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a Haleem

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and and hobby

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and so today we move on to

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names related to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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knowing everything about us, but from the angle of Allah watching us so we have three names and these three names of Allah our elbow sweet,

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a Shahid and a rocky

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ol boss we're

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a Shahid and Raqib

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as for Al Basu

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it has been mentioned more than 40 times in the Quran. It has been mentioned 42 times in the Quran.

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And so, for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Baqarah

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in the ayat related to a Pollock divorce

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at the end of one of these ayat Allah subhanahu Attallah says what duckula

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What up Allahu Allah mu and Allah be Murata, Anna Luna Basu and fear Allah and know that Allah is Ever Watchful, all seeing over what you do.

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And Allah subhanahu Attallah says twice in Surah to earlier I'm Ron.

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Firstly, in verse 15, then in verse 21, Allah Who does free roam belie that

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Allah Who bursary room delay that

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and Allah is all seeing over his servants he sees his servants.

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Also, we find this name almost three year

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commonly coming with two other names.

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A hobby and a semi,

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a hobby and a Semia.

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And so for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Assura

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in verse 27

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In who'll be are you daddy he hobby room Basu in who the reader the hobby room Basu.

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Allah is

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all knowing and we spoke about a hubby last week.

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He is the one who is well aware of his servants as well as the one who is watching and seeing his servants

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as well as Sameer, for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says also in Surah Assura

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in verse 11, lay second Mr. Lee shape,

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there is nothing like him. So here Allah negates any resemblance between himself and his creation.

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There is nothing like him at all. And then Allah affirms two of his names. Well, who was semi elbow sweet? Well, who was Samir al Basu and he is the all here and the all seeing

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as for a shahid

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it has been mentioned 18 times in the Quran.

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And so,

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for example, at the end of Surah, to Merida,

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Allah subhanahu wa taala.

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In the story of their isa Ali has Salam and how Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring him

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I'm on the Day of Judgment in front of everyone and ask him

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about

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the lie that was attributed to him.

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Did you tell the people to worship me? Did you tell the people to worship you and your mother and take you as a God besides Allah as a partner and a son?

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And so the answer of Sid his salon movie, Michael Tula, whom Ilana Amaro 20, V, ner, Buddha Allah, or b What a backhoe? I did not tell them to do anything except that they should worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.

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Welcome to ILA him.

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Che he the man doomed to see him and I was a witness over them as long as I was alive.

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Fella matter with fate and equal to enter rocky Valley him and then when you

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when you cause me to what?

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When you cause me today?

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Is that what Allah says here?

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When you cause me to die

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did your East early Islam die?

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Know

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the meaning of Al wasat here, it does not mean that Allah cause him to die. But it means that Allah took him and raise him up.

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For LaMotta were feet any content or rocky Valley and when you cause me to

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be taken away.

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You were the one watching over them. We're into I'll actually show you in Shaheed and you are over everything watchful. So here we find the name shahid.

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Also Allah subhanahu Allah says, and this is the word, the name Shaheed in the Quran comes a lot in this kind of sentence that Allah is watchful over everything

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in Allahu Allah cliche in Shaheed what can Allahu Allah coolly che in Shahida

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and so for example, in social Hajj, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Allah you have su Dana, whom yarmulke Yama Allah will judge between them on the day of judgment work in Allah Allah cliche in Sheffield and Allah is Shahid over everything.

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Also, in Surah two rod

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Allah tells us

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concerning the kuffar

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when they said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you are not a messenger sent by Allah

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way according to Lena Kufa rulest mo Salah, the disbelievers say you're not a messenger

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cool kefan Delaire he share he then they any What do you say to them, oh Muhammad,

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Allah is sufficient a witness between me and you.

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If you want any witnesses,

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to judge between us,

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then Allah is sufficient as a witness for me, between me and you.

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And so here in all of these examples, we find the name Shaheed

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as well Raqib as for a rocky it has been mentioned only three times in the Quran Raqib has only been mentioned three times in the Quran

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one we already mentioned in which verse

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in which Surah

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In Surah, telemar EDA

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in the same story of very sorry, Sarah, but a key was mentioned there. So, what did the reciting his Salam say for laminata? Were faith any

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fella matter with faith any Quinta enter rocky Valley?

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When you took me away you were a rocky Raqib over them. You are the one watching

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over them.

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Well, I'm Tyler coalition in shaheed.

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So this is one time the second time a che Rocky was mentioned in the very beginning of Surah Nisa, the very first area of Surah Nisa.

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How does it conclude

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and this is an area we hear all the time in, in the hood, Watteau Juma

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in the very beginning, in Allah can Alikum

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refer you back in Allaha, Khanna, Alikum or Akiva. Allah is Ever Watchful over you

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and the third time or previous

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mentioned

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is inserted to dab

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in verse 52 What can Allahu Allah couldn't be che Iraqi?

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What can Allahu Allah Quran Leisha, you Iraqi?

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So these are the three names that we have. Albus, we're

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a Shahid and

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a rocky.

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So what do these, what do these three names mean?

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They basically teach us that Allah subhanahu Attallah is the one who sees

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and the one who watches everything that there is to see and watch,

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no matter how small or minut it may be,

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he is the one who sees as mentioned in the famous example, he is the one who sees

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the black ant

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on a black rock, in the middle of a pitch dark night.

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And so, he is the one who sees both the appearance and the hidden.

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Both what is considered material and non material.

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This world that we live in is the material world.

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Is there a world beyond this material world? Yes. And that is the world of the unseen.

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Allah sees the world of the unseen just like he sees

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this present material world that we see.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala

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He sees everything that which is seen by others and that which is not seen by anyone.

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He is the One who sees and watches everything clearly without any difficulty.

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We human beings, we may see certain things, but we see them with difficulty.

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Our sight has a certain limit. After that, we need tools and instruments.

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That is not the case with Allah subhanho wa taala. And so Allah subhanahu Attallah sees that which we cannot even see with tools and instruments. There are certain things that

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are hidden from us that we cannot see. Allah subhanahu Attalla sees that.

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And so he is the one

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who sees and watches every single thing

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all at once, without becoming distracted by seeing one thing and ignoring another.

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In our case, if we were to be watching something

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we'd have to pay attention to it and we can't be watching anything else. We can't be distracted by something else. Otherwise we would not be watching that thing.

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But that is not the case with Allah subhanahu Adana. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala sees everything at the same time.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who can see what is beneath the earth in the depths of the oceans. At the same time, he sees what is above the seven heavens

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and that is not difficult for Allah subhanahu Attallah

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so Allah subhanho wa Taala sees everything and watches everything. And so this is generally the meaning of these three names of Allah subhanho wa Taala al Basu

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a Shaheed and Rocky.

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However,

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for the other two names, a Shahid and a rocky we have more specific meanings.

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And so a Shaheed

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so Elbasy is the one who sees the all seeing as we're Ushahidi, it is the one who is the witness,

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the one who witnesses everything.

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So, he is the one who

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directly observes everything in his creation,

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the one whose knowledge,

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nothing is hidden from His knowledge.

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He watches and he observes everything. He is a witness to everything.

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He witnesses both that which is seen and that which is unseen.

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And he is the one who has knowledge of everything that happens at all times and he is a witness to it.

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And he is also the one

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who will be the ultimate witness. The ultimate Shaheed on the day

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judgment.

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So, this is the meaning of a shackled as for a rocky

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the specific meaning is that Allah is the One who observes

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the one who watches over

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he watches over us

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and everything that we do

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and everything that we say

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which includes everything about us

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not just our appearance actions and our apparent words

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but also also our inner feelings and our inner thoughts.

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He observes and watches all of that.

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So, this is the meaning of a rocky

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So, what are the lessons that we learned from these three names of Allah subhana who had to add

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first of all, concerning al Basu.

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It is

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part of our iman to believe

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that this attribute of Allah of Allah sort of seeing

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is with Allah subhanahu Attallah has two eyes.

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And so he sees with two eyes, in a manner befitting himself

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in a manner befitting his majesty. So we affirm that Allah has two eyes with which he sees

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but we don't know how.

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We don't know how.

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So just because Allah subhanho wa Taala

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watches with his two ICs with his two eyes, it does not mean that that resembles his creation.

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We affirm all of Allah's names and attributes

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that have been mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah,

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based on on their apparent meanings, but the limit that we stopped that we say

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that it is all in a manner befitting Allah we don't know how.

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And so what is the evidence that Allah has two eyes? Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran has mentioned in several places his eyes and so for example, Allah says in surah toto in verse 48 was to be really hook Mira Vika for Inaka br You Nina.

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So be patient, oh, Mohammed. For indeed you are truly under our watchful eyes.

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You are under our watchful eyes.

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Also in the hadith of a digital, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and this hadith is found in Bukhari and Muslim.

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ma'am in the Beagan il aka the Endora Mehta, who

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are our al Khattab

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that there was no prophet that ever came to people, except that he warned his people

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of a digital and he referred to him as an hour Alcazaba

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the one I liar,

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the one eyed liar,

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and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah in who our were in Europe, the Komazawa John, Lisa be our Indeed he is one eyes and your Lord Your Rob

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is not one eight.

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So this proves that Allah subhanahu wa taala has two eyes and that is from the perfection the Command of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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But obviously, when we say this, we say

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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his eyes and all of his attributes are in a manner unknown to us in a manner and notice.

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The second lesson that we derive from these names is the greatest Imani lesson.

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And Toby a lesson that we learn

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from these names.

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And that is that when you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is honorable, sweet. A Shahid Raqib.

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The one who sees you, the one who watches over you

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at all times,

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and not for even a split second.

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Are you not being watched by Allah, when we learn this,

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it causes us

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to have the sense of maraca

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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it causes us

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to feel that we are being watched.

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Just like surveillance cameras,

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when they are in a place where you are, you know you are being watched, you are under surveillance. Likewise, these names teach us that we are under the surveillance of Allah subhanho wa Taala 24 hours a day,

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every moment of our lives, thus causing us to not dare disobey Allah subhanahu Uttara

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out of fear

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of him and his punishment, whether we are in public or whether we are in private.

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And so, if we had surveillance cameras watching our every move,

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we wouldn't dare do certain things that would bring us disgrace in front of people who we know will have access to those recordings right.

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Why because of the disgrace that it will bring us. So how about Allah subhanahu Attallah Elbasy Shaheed Rocky.

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And that's why

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will shade on the Day of Judgment.

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Seven people

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as mentioned by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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on a day in which there will be no shade except his. And one of the seven that he mentioned,

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was a man who is invited to commit Zina by a woman of status and beauty.

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And his response to her is

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in the awful lot.

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I fear Allah.

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And so his reward because of that will be that he'll be under the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgment.

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What caused him to say that

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it was his knowledge

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala as being the one who is watching everything,

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that I may be able to get away with it in this dunya

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from the eyes of the people,

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but I won't be able to escape on the Day of Judgment.

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Why? Because I know that Allah is watching.

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So Ibn Rajab, he says that there was a man

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who fell in love with a woman and they were together

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under the night sky, and he said, Let's do it.

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The only one watching us are the stars. So she said, and how about the creator of the stars?

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And so

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the question is, how do we attain this level of the maraca of Allah because this is the leading cause behind why people commit sins.

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And they're not bothered when they commit sins.

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Especially in a society where you are free to do whatever you want.

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And there's no one stopping you.

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In other societies,

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like certain Muslim societies, you have

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the sense of the people around you watching you.

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And maybe there are certain laws in those countries,

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for people who do certain who do certain things, commit certain sins. And so you're afraid of doing it in public.

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But here in a society like this, what prevents you

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from committing such sins in public nothing except one thing.

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And that is knowing that you are being watched by the

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and that's why this is one of the highest levels of Eman.

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This is one of the highest levels of Eman

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the level of moral club,

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how is it acquired?

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It's acquired by constantly keeping your heart mindful of Allah subhanahu Attallah

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at all times

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and

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Avoiding moments of reflection,

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avoiding moments of heedlessness.

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where your heart

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is no longer mindful of Allah.

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And so

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this shows us the importance of remembering Allah.

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This shows us the importance of the vicar of Allah with both the heart and the tongue.

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The purpose of these various of the car that we have been taught by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is so that we remain attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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not just verbally saying it but also internally feeling,

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understanding the meanings we are saying.

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And so the vicar of Allah helps us to constantly remain mindful of Allah and not become heedless.

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And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says about a Salah

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in a Salah to attend her

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annual fascia you will mancha

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that Salah

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one of the things that he does,

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is that it prevents us from

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committing indecent acts

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and evil acts as a shot when weaker.

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Salah prevents us from committing

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immoral acts, acts of fascia

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as well as evil

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how

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this is why shuffle Islam even Taymiyah he says

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that if your salon is not preventing you

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from

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like fascia and Moncure then there's something wrong with your salon

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because if this is what Allah says about salon that this is what it should do it and it's not doing that, then

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it's not that Allah is lying to Allah to Willa.

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Allah has said that this is what it should do. If it's not doing that, then it means the problem is from your end.

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It means that you are not praying or salah the way you should be praying.

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And so how does Salah prevent us from immorality and evil because when you pray when you stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you're basically recalling

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that Allah is watching you

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you're standing before Allah with a mindful present heart

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knowing that Allah is watching you, and Allah is Hearing you

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and so the state that you are in while you're in Salah

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is supposed to continue after you leave Salah and go out there in the world

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therefore preventing you from committing acts of fascia and conquer.

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If that doesn't happen, and you're praying five times a day and after each salah, you find yourself going back to committing sins or you know looking at haram or whatever it be, then it means that you do not have who are in your Salah.

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You do not pray with a with a mindful and present heart. And you did not pray in the manner in which

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us

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so, this is the second lesson that we learn

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from these names. And it is as I said, the most important lesson

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that we gain from these names the third lesson

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is that these names should also help us to have a clause

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in our a bad

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worshiping Allah sincerely.

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And these names should help us to perfect our a bad

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and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with Sam

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so what is Sam

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Sun is, as mentioned in the famous hadith of Gibreel Alayhis Salam. When Gibreel alayhi salam came and

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he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the form of the human being, and ask them What is Islam? What is Iman and what is ESA?

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And so when it came to CERN,

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the answer was, and taboo de la haka, and NACA Tara,

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for ylim tekun. Tara Hoover in New York.

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San is that you worship Allah,

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as if you can see him.

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But since you cannot see Him,

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then at least know that he sees you. Meaning

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you should be in a state as if Allah is watching you.

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Or you should be in a state as if you are seeing Allah.

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Pray, stand before Allah as if you are seeing him but since we cannot see Him, then at least know that he is seeing you and he is watching you.

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Once again,

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imagine

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that there is a worker

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in a company

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who

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you know, he's he's working and he has his his boss watching Him every moment.

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He's standing on his head and he's watching how he's working. How would this person work?

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He would work

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in a manner of ESSA

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he would work perfectly.

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He would work perfectly. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves that when we do something

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that we do it with, it's common.

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That we do it with accuracy with with perfection.

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And so these names they teach us

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that we should perfect our EDA. How or why? Because we know that Allah is watching us. So when you know that Allah is Seeing you and Allah is watching your every move every movement and you are worshiping Allah and you are standing before Allah.

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Knowing this, keeping this in mind, it will help you to not wander off.

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When you know that Allah is watching you, when you are praying, it helps you to attain this level of assurance

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in which you are

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you know you have presence of mind and heart in your soul.

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The fourth lesson that we learned

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is that one of the meanings of Shaheed

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is that Allah subhanho wa Taala will be a witness on the Day of Judgment, as we mentioned.

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And so this should make us to be cautious

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of not doing wrong to anyone

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of not doing injustice to anyone, for Allah subhanho wa Taala will be the judge between us on that day.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will be the judge between every two disputing parties on the day of judgment

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and he will judge between them

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based on the fact that he was a witness

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in the dunya

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so what does Allah subhana wa Tada say?

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In Allah AFC lubaina, whom yo Malkia Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgment in Allah Allah.

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Allah cliche in in Allah, Allah cliche in Shaheed indeed Allah is Shahid over everything he is a witness over everything.

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Finally, the last lesson that we learned from these names

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knowing that Allah is watching us, should make us to feel

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content and at peace, not worrying about our enemies and what they may do to us.

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When you know that Allah is watching you.

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Therefore protecting you

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then you'll feel content

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and at ease and at peace. And this is why,

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what did Allah subhanho wa Taala tell Musa alayhis salam

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when he told him and his brother Harun to go

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and preach to that tyrant around

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the very first thing that they said call Rob Benner

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in an hour and a half who and your fruta highly you know

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that your Rob we're afraid.

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Knowing who fear is

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knowing His might and his tyranny.

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You want us to go and give him Dawa?

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How could we possibly do that? We're afraid Yeah.

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So what did Allah subhanho wa Taala say in response? Call Allah to Hoffa, do not be afraid.

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In an email Kuma, a smell, what are ah, for indeed I am with you, the two of you. I hear, and I see,

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I hear and I see.

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And so this was sufficient for Musa and Harun a sufficient assurance for them.

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That we have nothing to worry about. We have nothing to be afraid of. Because Allah is with us, hearing us and seeing us, therefore,

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he will protect us. And so it brings one reassurance, causing one to be patient over whatever happens to you. Whatever harm touches you from your enemies, from your adversaries,

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BP patient and know with conviction

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that Allah is watching everything.

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And he has not abandoned you.

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As long as you are fulfilling your duty to Allah. Allah has not abandon you. It's not that he's not seeing. It's not that he is not watching.

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While at a certain a Warhol feeling I'm Maya Angelou. badimo.

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When we see the oppression and we see the suffering

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that is happening to our brothers and sisters around the world, some may think, where's Allah? So Allah says, Do not think that Allah is heedless, that he is not mindful, that he is not seeing that he doesn't know what the volley moon the oppressors are doing. But rather he is delaying postponing their punishment for the Day of Judgment. The point is

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that when you know that Allah is Seeing that he is all seeing and all watching, and the one who sees every single thing,

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it brings you reassurance and satisfaction, and that's why Allah subhanahu Uttara said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was where

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was where the hook Mirrabooka for in caviar, you Nina.

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Be patient Oh Muhammad.

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Be patient with the decree of Allah. For indeed you are truly under our watchful eyes.

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Be patient whatever happens to you.

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We are watching. The Lord is watching and Allah subhanahu wa Tada will take care of everything. So these are the lessons that we learned from these names of Allah. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from among those who learn his names and his attributes and

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cause and allow this to cause us

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to use these names and attributes in our lives. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to grant us beneficial knowledge.

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Also Lewa WHO IS LM Allah and Muhammad Allah Allah he will be urged marine Subhana Allah who will be humbled, Khashoggi will let you know he learned is still futile cover to relate. Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh