Best of Stories – Study of Surat Yusuf #14

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some 1100 11 Sato Ceylon also de la COVID-19 we get the name of Allah all praise and glory be to Allah and a sweetness peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family and his companions and all those which are at his path. We asked a lot to make this gathering this virtual gathering and all of our scales, and make us among those about whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no people gather together in the house of Allah. And we were intending, were it not for COVID to be in the house of Allah right now. There are no people who get together in the house of Allah reciting the book of Allah and studying it together, except that

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he explained that four things happen. So in my heart, he was alone.

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He said that a lot of zoa Jin

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causes sakeena tranquility, to descend upon them, and mercy Rama to blanket them, and the angels to surround them and a Lazo agenda to mention them in the highest company that is with him. So panda home athon. And so we pray that this gathering is among those gatherings by virtue of our intentions and our

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dedication to his book every Friday night. So we welcome everyone back to the 14th session now on the discussion of the best of stories, the story of use of Allah Islam,

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in particular, and we are concluding now the discussion that took place behind bars, Yusuf Alayhi Salam with the other two inmates that approached him regarding the interpretation of their dream. Last week, we spoke about how he took advantage of them not in a selfish way, but for their own good

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by prefacing his explanation of the dream with where he got that explanation from, and that was a wedge for him to give them what they needed. What was more important for them, though, they mean, they may not have been looking for it was more important for them than the meaning of the dream, which is the meaning of life, the purpose of life, and the worship of Allah devotion to our lives.

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And so the dour discussion, and the super why's that our techniques were there in last week's session, if you want to go back to it, but now he interprets the dream. He says to them, yeah, so I have a sausage. Oh, two companions of the prison cell or the prison with me. Um, how do Kuma as for one of you two, four is the robber who Hummer, he will give drink to his master and give a drink to his master of wine, he will give wine to his master to drink.

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Well, MLF Haru. And as for the other, if I use lebu, he will be crucified.

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For that could have played him and that's it. And then the birds like the vultures, or the Ravens will eat from his head.

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Fully Alhamdulillah. The fee, the staff the end, the matter about which you inquired has been decreed is finalized.

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And so I said that I would speak a little bit about how the scholars that are specialized and I'm certainly not a scholar, nor specialized at all

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in dream interpretation, but some of the rules they took from this principles regarding dream interpretation.

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So he said to them, if you remember from last week, one of them saw in a dream that birds were eating bread off his head. And the other one he saw himself was he was squeezing pressing grapes.

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And so they wanted the interpretation of these dreams. So they said I'm here said one of you will be giving wine and you know, wine is made from grapes, we'll be giving wine to his master to the king. This was the buffet and the baker of the king if you remember, and as for the other one, the birds will eat his head, a little

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literally eat from his head eat parts of his head, and the matter is finalized. So what can we learn from this? Regarding dream interpretation? They said number one,

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it's the Laila to hell.

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Which is

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the, the inductance that are provided by the condition of the questioner, you see, because two people,

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two different people can see the same dream. And it can mean different things for each of them, because who they are their condition,

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effects how the interpretation of the dream

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will happen. And I'll give you an example it is said that

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Mohammed ethnicity environmental law was probably the most celebrated dream interpreter

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in Islamic literature, and to the point that's the famous book of his dream interpretation, how many adversity is the author on the cover of the book, some have even said some historical critics Muslim, have said that that may not even be his book, but he was just such an authority, Muhammad ethnicity in this territory, that someone just put his name on his own book to get the book to spread farther, which would be dishonest Of course, but just to show you how authorised and how much of an authority he was in this in this field. So it is said that Mohammed Hussein was approached by a man once and said, I heard and then the event, the call to prayer in my dream.

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And so he said to him, you will go to Hajj, soon you will go to Hajj. That's what the meaning of your dream is. And then at some point at a later time, doesn't have to be right after another man said to him, I heard the event in my dream. He said to him, you will lose your hand

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you will lose your head. And so the people around him that heard two different interpretations of the same dream, wondered like how can this mean two different things? He said the first man, the the signs the traces of righteousness were evident on him. He looked like a righteous person. And therefore the event for a righteous person

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means Hajj because Allah Subhana Allah Allah said in the hold on whatever the infinitesimal Hajj and call make event proclaim to the people and answer the people with halogen so righteous people feel a sense of calling

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from within them, Allah carries to them if you will, the call of Ibrahim Ali said I'm generations or millennia later. So him hearing the the event, a lot called the call to hedge event and he was righteous and so he connected it that way.

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The other person he seemed to be the indicates were that this was a miscreant or a criminal or someone that had some

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troublesome qualities that were obvious about him. And so he said to me, he would lose his hand because in Surah Yousuf Allah subhanho wa Taala said that later on in the story, we have reached a spark of venom of the unknown I yet to hierro. In Nakula, Surya phone, a caller called out it's the same word event, which just means loud proclamation in the linguistic sense. And I then was made saying what not la la, la la la and I van was made saying, oh, caravan among you are those who are stolen, and of course, the theft of stealing the I'm sorry, the punishment for stealing

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his his amputation. And so he got from his personality, hearing the event that he would suffer, what a person that still suffers. So

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what does this have to do with user validation and interpretation of the dream here? Well, he said to the man, you are going to give drink to your master, the kink? Why the kink, he must have understood that this man he must have asked or found out and based on that took the fact that he saw himself squeezing grapes

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to make wine. That's what grapes were used for. When they were squeezed to connected with the fact that he would get his job back. And this is a very unlikely thing. And he's you will see it will come true, like a person who is accused of trying to assassinate the king, you know, him being absolved cleared of the accusation is enough, right.

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This will be more than being cleared of the accusation.

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that he will actually get his job back and return to serving the king wine. And so UCLA said I made that connection, on the other hand,

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so he understood the man's occupation plus his dream equal you will

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Return to that, because there's no place in the dream where it says I'm giving it to the king, just as I'm pressing wine. So usually said, I'm showing us that you need to know the person's condition to be able to connect his dream with his realities.

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And so he knew his former job before coming into prison and connected it that way. And then he said, As for the other one, you're going to get executed. He was he told him, he said it to him straight, the birds are going to eat from your head. And so there's some interpretation, there are some principles here for dream interpretation. of them. The scholar said, is then a little Majora.

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The the the indications of proximity, meaning.

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Dreams are vague, naturally, right? They're symbolic. And so when something happens in a dream, it may resemble what will happen right next to it. And so he understood that birds eating bread from his head. By proximity, it meant that birds are going to eat his head. And that meant what execution because that's another one that I like to either when do people, which is the the indiquant, or the principle of customs? What when do birds customarily land on a person's head? Right? And so bread basket? No, it was actually the head was intended, the proof was the narrowness, where was the bread, so it wasn't really about the bread, it was the location of the bread. So the bread that

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usually brings birds, is actually bringing birds from his head, his head is going to be the bread

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because it was sitting near his head. And then he realized execution, because usually birds don't eat from the head of a person while he's alive. They usually eat from his head, his actual head, or his body, like vultures or otherwise when you're dead.

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And so these are some of the principles that the scholars derived from this sort on a variety of many different places on how to interpret dreams. So the condition of the person is important, what is happening around the scene, don't get bogged down by the details, because dreams are vague and you know, indirect to begin with.

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And the the indicative of customs, when do these things usually happen? Because there is a message here, right, there was a connection to be made.

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Stepping out of the principles of dream interpretation. Another important lesson here is that he told the man straightaway what the men probably didn't want to hear the second man which is what you're going to get executed.

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And that must have been difficult for the men to hear and use valet Sam knew that was probably difficult, but he was nice enough to say that to him. But what do we learn from this? honesty always wins, even when it's difficult to be honest. He had to be honest with him. Sometimes it's bitter in the beginning, but the fact that he told him

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the truth is you're going to get executed is what gave him credibility when they came found out about him later on. They're gonna say he said exactly what was gonna happen even before you guys decided to execute them and even before you guys decided to,

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to kill him. And so and that is also why if you notice later on in the surah, Yusuf Ali Salaam, they call him what when they pull him out of prison, you Hasidic use of also the omen of truth or confirmer of truth, and the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said this, I like him to stick to truthfulness, honesty,

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in a radula Yes, don't wait.

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For a man will be truthful and insist on being truthful meaning even when it's hard, will insist on being truthful, had you covering the lies of the ACA, until he is written with a lot as a slight dip as a confirm of truth or a man of truth.

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And so those were certainly important lessons from from this sorta.

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And then the eye ends. Interestingly, it says fully a levy fee, the CFD and the matter about which you have sought fatwah the CFD and means you, you asked for a fetter. And so dream interpretations are not a light matter. I'll call them ephedra, like a religious edict.

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And so we should be careful, as I've said many times regarding dream interpretations, but there's another reason not just because they're federal, because the word here said to pull the alarm, the matter is finished. Why is the matter finished? And why did he say that? So our beloved Mr. Rude or the Allahu anhu said that once he gave them the interpretation of the dream, the guy who was going to get executed said no, no, nevermind, I I didn't actually see that in my dream. He tried to walk back his his request of the interpretation. But usually Sam said to them, it's over. You asked for the interpretation.

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So what does that mean? Does that mean his dream

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is what

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meant that he's gonna get executed or

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His interpretation of the dream that finalize the reality

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the interpretation, there's a hadith inshallah Vania Rahim Allah including so I had Gemma, though it's controversial in this chain, it is

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wherein the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said earlier, Allah originally thought it in

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mellem to above a two fossa to either a Bharat

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oakum Apollo la Salatu was Salam that the

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dreams are indefinite originally thought it means they're on the foot of a bird that's just an expression Arabic That means instability. You know birds are all over the place, right? They're not settled.

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They fly, right? So it's just an Arabic expression. So he said la sotto, salaam dreams are unsettled, until they're interpreted. And so once they're interpreted, they unfold that way.

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And that is of the reasons By the way, when a dream scares you.

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You're not supposed to go looking for an interpretation. Perhaps this is why, or of the reasons why. And so they wanted to, he wanted to make sure it doesn't materialize. So he wanted to walk it back when he said that's it. You already asked for the interpretation.

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And so it's over. The next verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says what I love the one na and he said to the one that he thought or knew the word Londoner here means presumed or was certain It has two interpretations. And each of them and each of them there's a lesson but he said to the one that he thought would be saved of the two of them of gardening and Arabic mentioned me with in front of your master meaning go tell the king about me that I'm in here wrongfully. I'm wrongfully accused fencer who shade lawn with the canopy and the shade on the devil made the men

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who the the butler would be freed made them and forget to mention use of Allah He set them to the king. Fell Evita is Sydney with icynene. And so he had to remain there in the prison for several years before I've seen in several years. So what can we take from this quickly, we only have 10 minutes left. Number one, Shay athon. For sure Allah allowed him to, for a greater wisdom in the grander scheme of things. But she was successful at making the man forget Yusuf alayhi salam, the moment he left. So that use of Allah said I will not exit the prison.

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Shay Thawne loves to separate the righteous from the masses. You know, when you smile, they said I'm rejoined the masses, everything is gonna head in the right direction. shavon loves to separate the righteous from the masses. And this is something that has happened historically. Right? When the righteous go and live in isolation away from the people, well, if the best of society are going to separate voluntarily, right from the rest of society, how will society ever know right from wrong anymore? How will they ever walk back their mistakes? How will they ever find, you know, encouragement.

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And so, and that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us, I lead the movement, the believer and whether you hide it from NASA or elsewhere or dies at home, who mixes with the people and endures their harm is patient in the face of their arm, hiatal, Minelli, Mino Levy, and meaning levy law, you heard it from NASA, while else we're all at home is better than the believer that does not mix with the people and does not enjoy their heart. And so, if you're not going to be able to be patient, then you will you can seclude yourself to the degree that is absolutely necessary.

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That's why seclusion in the age of chaos, when there really is nothing to be done. is warranted it is in the center. And so yeah, you don't mix at that point that there's no way to be patient.

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Or you mix in a way that is minimal, minimal means was mandatory. means like, you don't have that many conversations with people anymore. You don't socialize anymore. You just do the bare minimum is gonna keep ties with family at the bare minimum, make muscle often the message at the bare minimum, especially for the men, there's a minimum right like Joomla. So But otherwise, you isolate that's when there's no good to be made. But ordinarily, there is good to be made and there's going to be harm involved that you want to endure. shaitan is going to always try to trick you away from that so No, no, no, no the people are lost. The people are finished, just save yourself. He'll always try to

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get you to misread that so be very careful and and don't make the exception the rule. The believer who mixes with the people and is patient with their harm is better than the believer doesn't mix it the people doesn't mix and doesn't show patients in the face of their harm. shaitan didn't want him to mix with the people he wanted to keep use of Allison

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forgotten for as long as possible. fencer who shavon shavon made him forget us of for many years, and then allies, so he remained in prison for several years. That's interesting, right? Because a lot of zildjian knows exactly how many years, Allah subhana wa tada

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knows before he goes in, and while he's that he knows all of this. So why does it say but I seen in several years, not nine years, not eight years, not 10 years, not 20, just in several years. And Bill, there is anything from three to nine in Arabic.

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And so the scholar said, What Eliza gel is teaching us not to get caught up with

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unimportant information. And to not get into the habit of sharing inconsequential, right? information, facts don't make a difference. facts that will not benefit facts that could distract facts that could harm. And so it is not important. It is not one of the lessons to be learned how many years were there, don't get caught up on it was important, a lot would have mentioned. So this is an important rule. And you reflect on hold on always tell yourself, Allah is teaching me through the things he mentioned to me. And he's teaching me through the things he withholds from me. There's always a lesson to be had. There's no fillers in the world and ever.

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And then, let me rewind in my last point here,

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he said to the man that he thought would be safe out of those two guys. I mean, you're not the baker, but the butler.

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He I'm interpreting it as thought, because one could be conjecture, and one could be certainty. So why did why did he only assume think that he would be saved? When he is an infallible prophet?

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Maybe this is from his great humility, right? That

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he did not want to be overconfident in his interpretation. Maybe more was going to get to reveal to him maybe a lot xojo is going to correct him. Yes. And so if you're not a prophet, please, after getting trained, don't be so sure about your interpretations of dreams or of Deen. If it's not a matter that's agreed upon by the scholars. Just lower your wings, take it easy. And never forget that your assumptions or assumptions no matter how strong your assumptions are, never confuse concreteness with possibilities and assumptions.

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the one interpretation the other interpretation of he said it to the one that he was certain was leaving his because he, it was revelation from Allah subhana wa Tada. So however you interpret it, there's a lesson to be learned. But he said to the man mentioned me to your master, mentioned me to your master.

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Some of the scholars said that it was not right for him to say mentioned me to your Master arrazi Rahim Allah mentioned as an associate.

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And he said, although this may be permissible for an ordinary person,

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this was unbefitting of the closest servants of God to ask, have the servants of Allah subhanaw taala help? And for sure, there there is a field of operation for this sort of principle that don't ask of the people ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is a little bit subjective meaning it varies from person to person, and it varies from what you're asking for.

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But it should never mean that it is impermissible for you to engage your reality sometimes it is even mandatory on you to engage your reality of course, engaging your reality withdraw as part of that, but I mean other ways than just so arrazi rahimullah He even said that ever since I was young, never that I asked him that people have something except that I it always came back to bite me and I was always disappointed. And every single time I decided you know what? I'm not going to talk to anybody about this. I'm just going to talk to a lot of religion is that except that I found above my expectations. And so there is a place for this for sure. But uh sadly, Rahim, Allah and other

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scholars at FCM say no allonzo agenda was actually showing by this verse, the very opposite, that it is permissible for you to ask people what they can usually get done. Right? Like speak to someone on your behalf or write you a prescription write things that can ordinarily customarily be done by them.

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It is permissible for you to ask them these things. And this verse is actually proof of that. It's proof that you should and can be asking of people.

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When it is possible to ask them such a thing. You're not gonna ask a person for rain. You might ask a righteous person to make up for rain. Yes, though, but if it's possible, it's within the realm of possibility. This is

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Some chance for them to get their award as well. The province also loves that his farewell to General

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de la hora is saying that he Masha, intercede for each other, and you will be rewarded by Allah for putting in a good word for each other. Right? And so he him saying mentioned me to your Lord is not shameful whatsoever according to that interpretation that I can't help but leading to it is demonstrating the permissibility, even for a profit

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to ask for help from human beings, so long as our heart is locked upon the reality, which is if this works, it's because a lot made it to work. He is what gives everyone their influence and their power and their agency. But that doesn't mean we don't seek it through the direct means that I love put in front of us himself. And so that

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he said, he mentioned me to your Lord, so shaytaan made him the first interpretation of a Razzie would mean that this was sort of the reason why he was set back and spent longer in prison. But according to the second interpretation, which I'm leaning to what my leanings mean nothing, it would mean and but after that, and so the next point in the story, it's not cause and effect it's just and so when he did that, it didn't work out because shaytaan did shaitan intervene and cause them to forget. I hope those are of benefit and allows eligible knows best panic alone and commendations I learned I learned tressa photocatalytic see you everyone next week. Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi

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