Best of Stories – Study of Surat Yūsuf #24

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smilla hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah.

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To begin the name of Allah all praise and glory be to Allah amaze, find his peace and blessings be upon us messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family and his companions

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and all those who shared his path, and we welcome everyone back to the best of stories, the study of the story of use of a salon.

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And the lessons they're in, we left off last week with use of Valley salons farther

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reaching the height of his grief. And you know, that the,

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the brink of his sadness that could no longer be contained until he released it to Allah Subhana Allah Tada. And he expressed it to him and he told the sons, I'm not complaining to you, and I do not complain to anyone but Allah, and you need to just go find yourself and his brothers. And somehow, as the scholar said, though, his eyes went dark, that ray of light, that ray of hope still made way to his heart, and he acted on it, he told his sons go find us.

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So they returned to Egypt.

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Not sure what to do and not knowing that they're returning to use.

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And so Allah xojo says in this first verse, we recited for them, the Hulu Ali, he, once they entered upon him upon use of orlu they said, Yeah, you realizes, oh, Aziz Almighty governor, Miss Cena, we're gonna do us and our family have, have experienced a great deal of goodwill, great deal of suffering, you know, from the hunger and the starvation and the drought where now we will our team was judging and we have come to you with

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very meager merchandise very scant merchandise fell feed and Al Qaeda with Assad de follain. And so, but still though, give us full measure, even though we cannot afford it this time around or the sub the felina and be charitable towards us why in a Lucha edited with a small defeat because a lot rewards people for being charitable. And so, you know, of the many lessons in this verse, of course, is the inevitable humiliation that the wrongdoers have to experience

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in this world before the Hereafter,

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of course, we don't mean hunger, but we mean the the humiliation of feeling inferior.

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You know, these are the brothers of use of who plotted against him. These were the people who who said, kill us. Right? They are now the ones saying Oh, mighty governor nervously right? These are the same These are the people that said you know, how can our father you know, love where use of more anonymous but when we're a mighty clan, and they took their hands and they reached out with those hands and grabbed Yusuf Ali Salaam and throw him into a well helpless use of La Salaam. And now those same hands are being humiliated by stretching outward for whatever charity if you will,

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he can can give them and so of course on one hand, you know just this recharges our shorty that Allah has everything covered and his overall things capable and knows it all and sees it all and has promised on so on my keyboard Oh, by the hand I will support the old presser even if after a while. But just the humiliation of sin has adversely Rahim Allah used to say that,

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you know, even if the horses dance under them.

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You know, like imagine a very rich person, you know, pulls up in the nicest cars and so on so forth, but they're corrupt, they're wicked. He says even if the stallions dance under them.

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The blackness of sin will never leave their face ever low inland within them. And I saw he said that that Allah insists to humiliate everyone who defies him. And so you know, if you're Josie Rahim Allah, this verse in sort of use of he said, Whoever deeply considers you know, the the humiliation of use of brothers in this moment will realize the long lasting negative impact of wrongdoing. You know, you live feeling inferior you live, you know, worrying if you're going to get caught you live and sometimes you do get caught so you're just surrounded, and it's not escapable you know, the sin it's pleasure is fleeting, it you know, ends so fast, but the consequences are inescapable and they

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are longer lasting than the pleasure

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That sin in this world, that's the idea in this world, even before the hereafter.

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And so they came to him and they explained their hardship. And by the way scholars, you know, they choose from this verse that it is, of course, the only verse with all the verses that prove it's permissible to complain to the creation, or mention your need to the creation

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for the sake of getting help, because here's why they said I'm would not have been silent about that, if that were wrong, if that were inappropriate, this is

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tacit approval, if come out of a shadow, they call it right.

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But then when they explained their experience, they said be charitable to us.

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Some scholars, you know, they, they probed. You know, this statement, what is it mean exactly be charitable to us, because we know that the profits don't consume charity. And so how could they be asking for charity? Even if they're not profits? Because that's debatable that their profits are not unlikely at their profits according to mega theatre because profits do not commit such sins

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ever like they did in the beginning of the story, and Allah knows best what they did from then till now at this point in the story, but still, they're bringing food back the apple ballet Salaam, so how could he consume charity? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said national national NBA.

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Atlanta Cusato learn off metric and alpha horse. You know, the profits don't consume charities, the profits are not hand inherited, what we leave is charity. So they give in charity, they leave behind charity, and they don't consume charity.

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And so

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they said some of them said this is the

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this is not for all the profits, because the profits all sudden actually says we are not inherited. What we leave behind is charity. And he said the family of Mohammed meaning in his shediac don't consume charity, but the previous prophets could accept it

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could accept charity.

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That's a possibility. The other possibility that they didn't actually mean charity, they just said be charitable, meaning be generous, be gracious, because they said we have the law. We have merchandise, but it's moja It is like you know,

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low quality, low worth. And so just even though we don't have the full payment, be generous, give us a discount. So they're not really asking for charity. They're asking for a break

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in the sale and that is still considered a sale you know, reduced price sale is still a sale. Because prices can be chosen. There's no setting of prices in Islam in a sense, right?

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as the default rule principle, anyhow, so that's what they meant. And this was the the view of authority Rahim Allah Ignacio or another scholar said

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they were not talking about the money at all, they were actually talking about their brother be charitable with us, meaning, you know, we don't have payment at all for our brother because there's no there's no price the punishment is that you get enslaved if you're a thief, there's no exchange rate for this. And so they meant let our brother go just out of clemency. Give him you know, amnesty or give him you know, just a gracious release. And in that case, it would be no problem at all because that's not charity at all. That's not you know, like consuming charity. We're not consuming our brother we're asking you to do him a favor and forgive him.

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So that that is how they're asking for charity in case someone may be wondering how can a profit ask for charity or how can you help well by the sound consume charity, this is how

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that concept is reconciled?

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You know, interestingly, any moment will be in his left seat a third FCO scholar it says this, what they said be charitable to us and then they encouraged them by saying in a lie I just didn't want to self defeat a lot.

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rewards the charitable

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he said Political Bureau Herald law and this is proof that of why this dislike to say in your eyes when you're talking to Allah don't say oh lovey charitable with me I'll be the sub the high layer that's not right. He's saying it's this like to speak to a larger that way.

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And he quoted that it has an basally Rahim Allah read scholar of the tailoring. once heard a man say they ought to be told that Allah My Lord, give me some I'll give me charity, like, you know, be good to me.

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And so he said to him, like, yeah, Roger, like hey, you like them. Don't say that. Allah does not give charity. Charity is given by those who seek a real world reward. And then he recited the same sort of use of in Allah is able to solve the pain Allah rewards the charitable

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and so on.

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rewarding himself and it wasn't seeking the reward. And so he said he told the man say Allahumma

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aldini

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Allahu Maldini

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Allah homophobe literally said Oh, look, give me Allah, you know be generous or gracious with me. Not so facade de la not give me charity. Then we move on to the next verse how the use of La Sam respond, he said to them.

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This is the big one, right?

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He said,

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Carla halaal him to my family to abuse it and to him. Well, he invented jehlen. He said to them, Do you realize the you know, meaning to you realize a limb to Do you realize what you did to us? and his brother while you are ignorant? Like, do you realize the gravity of what you did to us? and his brother? Out of the blue? This question comes because they don't have the slightest suspicion that he is using valet setup.

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And he just strikes them with this question out of nowhere, you know, the same way their father said, Go find use of out of nowhere now use valet, Sam, you know, it's as if he's telling them, you know, I know everything is as if he's telling them, you know, I don't want to go through the details. These are painful memories. I don't want to open this box again, I already conquered this, you know, this, you know, desire for vengeance? Do you recognize that what you did to your brother Joseph and his brother?

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And also, in a sense, he, he's trying to enter the conversation before it branches out. Meaning I'm giving you an easy exit. It's not just like, you know him? Like, do you at least admit that you guys have been, you know, just utterly, you know, disastrous in your behavior, you know, just so evil in what you did to your brother. He's giving them an exit like, Just say yes.

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And then he says what you did, and he gives them a further exit, in a sense, according to some scholars by that last wording in the I will eventim Jackie Lewin while you are ignorant, like the envy, they had the contempt to the hatred, the actual, you know, planning, then tossing him into a well, all of that he calls it, Jen, just an act of ignorance, an act of foolishness.

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And, you know, the scholar said that he's, you know, just being gracious with them by downplaying it, because the generous person does not drag the rebuke. You know, later on, you will see that he says to them, let everybody come, there'll be no blame on you. But here, you know, there's still some sort of blame that he's putting on them. He wants them to feel a sense of blame. And so the difference is the wording. Really, it's not a tab not to 30 some of the scholar said, and a tab is you getting someone to recognize that they did something wrong. Whereas Step three is you can demonstrate condemning them for it. And there's, there's a bunch of terms in between, but just

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making that distinction, I guess, is enough for our discussion. And so he wants to just to realize that, gee, you know, I'm not excusing you, I'm telling you do recognize, but at the same time, he's selling them while you are ignorant, like you did not realize at that time, when you were doing it, do you realize now, you know, you don't realize that, you know, the you're ignorant of the outcome of the conspiracy you made against us valet sit down,

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you know, and his brother, or ignorant of the consequences of severing the bonds of kinship and tormenting an elderly parent or

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so on and so forth. So ignorant of it. And it could have been, you know, in a sense, and this is not necessarily a different explanation, it kind of goes hand in hand that he's once again downplaying, like a savvy or him alone. He spoke about this idea, he said, He then told Jay Lewin while you're ignorant, he said he either was censoring them saying, you know, you were so ignorant to think this was no big deal. Or he was saying while you're ignorant, he could have meant, you know, while you were just being foolish and rash, and you know, just, you know, victims of Trayvon. And I don't, personally at least I don't see a reason why it cannot be a little bit of both of them. You know

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that you were ignorant. So, you know, to an extent that allows me to give you an opportunity to forgive you right now. But at the same time, you are ignorant of the gravity of what you did and that's why I'm asking you allow him to miss out on the use of Are you aware of what you just did with use of what you did back then with use of when his brother

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and so it clicks for them when this man

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is not on their radar

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to be anyone they know, asks him Do you know what you did with us and his brother? Do you realize they're wondering who are you? How could you know this? Nobody knows this, but someone that was there and no one was there.

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You know, maybe they thought at that moment like did Benjamin tell him was Benjamin there we don't even know that Benjamin was actually there at the world. And so, you know, it's it's almost like as Dr. Iron Fifi when he discusses the next verse, he says, it's almost like you know, the, in their minds, it all comes together, everything falls in line, in a shocking moment, you know, the, the features of use of an asylums face are being reconstructed in their minds, in a flash all of them at the exact same time.

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You know, memories of the crime scene, you know, in the well are erupting in their minds, the features of use of iclm matching what they remember so long ago about their brother, but now in an older men dressed as royalty, it is also solidifying and crystallizing. Now, you know, all of a sudden all of that happens to set the moment the emotional moment just ablaze. And so they say this next verse in Nicola and Yusuf, they say to him, is, Is it really so? Is that you use of

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are you really use is

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in Nicola and tell us why

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is it so that you are actually use of

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all and I use is that I am yourself? And I used to have an athlete I am used to, and that is my brother.

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But men, Allahu Elena, Allah has favored us, as I've been gracious to us in Nashville may adelphia. What else in the LA les you'll do, you'll do Jordan icynene and whoever practices taqwa piety and sobre, and patience or love never fails to reward the, the righteous.

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And so

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it's Is that really you? Yes, it's me. I am using, I am using Yes. And that is my brother.

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So I'm the use of that you tried to kill and he tried to cast down a well, and you wanted something and Allah soprano thought I wanted something else. And

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he's laying it all out there. Yeah, I'm using time that you find out this must have been as you know that some have said the most nerve wracking introduction

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in human history. Imagine how shocked they were how wide their eyes got to confirm, Can it really be? Are we really awake? And then he says, though, I want you to appreciate this. And this is my brother. Why did he say and this is my brother. So he's saying, and if anybody's actually my true brother, it's this one. The one who did not conspire against me, the one who did not ever forget to me the one who did not,

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as if to say to them, you guys didn't treat me like brothers.

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Or he could also be saying, he said them. And this is my brother. And I used to have had the Effie to, for to say, and I am his brother, in other words,

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will have Effie would infer that

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I am his true brother, and this is my brother, not your brother, meaning you guys have not been treating him like your his brothers. I have. And so he's saying, and this is my brother, meaning he's the only one that has not heard to me. And this is my brother, meaning I'm the one who will own brotherhood, his brotherhood and I am the one that will be treating him the way you have not been treating him because you have not been treating him like a brother, like he's your brother.

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And then he explains for men the law Elena law has been so gracious to us in Romania, Turkey, Wales, whoever is

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exhibiting taqwa, piety, and support and patience or love will not allow their award to go to waste. This is not showing off obviously, this is not boasting. This is being a smart data, you know, being a smart caller to a lot. You know, it's not the quantity that you speak, that, you know, like floods, people's, you know, hearts and minds, and something will finally get in and click, the person that is able to influence others is sparing with his advice and knows when the hearts are open, and he inserts that word. And so he's calling them to these virtues to one subject. And he is summarizing what this is all about. So that they don't think far and wide. Like what is this and

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like, did we mess up and like should we have not he's telling us and don't get confused, you know, and also as well, we're talking about so many lessons and so many explanations and benefits from this surah but this 100 you know,

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vers story. Its most important lesson is right here. Don't miss it in Romania tuckaway elsmere fan Aled, Leo, Leo, gentlemen, merci, Nene,

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whoever has tough one, so but a lot will not allow your award to go to waste. You know, as

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several scholars I've read for them, they said that a lot took these 180 to 100 verses of the story. And he summarized them in these 10 words, because that's what they boiled down to.

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If you read them in Arabic, they're 10 words.

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In a who may attempt the oil spill, fair enough.

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You will do a general Martini that's 10 words.

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And the last thing I will say about this verse very quickly so we can move on is that

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tough call and sob but at the same way you've had the humiliation of the sin at the beginning of this episode or series. Yeah, Episode, right. There's an episode Yeah, absolutely.

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installment episode, lesson class.

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tough call and saboteur the same way a love may reward you for your tough one submitted differently, because he may know that certain rewards may not be befitting of your you know, your advancement towards his pleasure, your advancement in his eyes that could destroy you. So don't expect that love's gonna reward you a certain way for your piety No, but Allah will reward you for your piety and reward you for your patience in this dunya before the FL in this world before the next he will replace you for what you gave up for his sake. And what you sacrificed and what you were patient with and what you're piously you know, performing or abstaining from, he will reward you here.

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The same way we said that Fein so I then I'll see a little photo of a lovely lady with a llama and I saw that you know the darkness or the the gloominess of sin will not leave their faces the the Empire's the and Allah insists on humiliating here before the next life. Those who defy him, likewise may attempt the oils to be able to those who have upon saboteur will not miss out on their reward. Label the original Marcin even in this world, even in this world, it's important to establish that.

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Then the last two verses very quickly, we only have 10 minutes left Carlota la helipad. tharaka La Nina Allah in Quran Allah how to eat. They said by Allah online or to live, which means one light.

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Like Allahu Allah, Allah has definitely clearly preferred you over us.

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We're in quinella Holiday Inn, and we certainly definitely were sinful, in the wrong

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how to eat is different than mostly eat. Right?

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A mostly someone that is makes an accidental wrong. And they that's not you're not liable for that. Right? But they help it is someone who is in the wrong, you know, in the in the culprit way, in the

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accountable way. So they say By Allah, Allah has preferred you over us.

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And we were sinful, we were certainly sinful. So they realize number one that use valet Sam was not just dear to their father, but he was dear to their Lord subhanho wa Taala. And they're realizing that there's like an air of jealousy in this

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in this statement, but here's the catch. This is praiseworthy jealousy, this is something to cry over. And there's nothing wrong with that. Because you know, when you're competing for our loss, pleasure and being preferred than allas eyes, you're not wishing that someone else falls out of that, because that would just be very perverted, you know, thinking because why would you want someone to miss out on a loss pleasure or less pleasure is you know, endless and his mercy is so wide right? It's not like there's limited seats in general right? And so, but you wishing to outdo them without them missing out on their rank with Allah, that is a praiseworthy quality that's what

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you should be competing and that's what you know, use musala slam cried when he saw the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam will have more followers than him on the Day of Judgment. That is a beautiful quality.

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Is it the ideal state or not? is a different discussion. It's a little bit of a laugh and scholars debate on whether you should be competing with others or not.

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Many, many, many would, but some scholars have the opinion that he should not even be looking to others you should be competing with yourself competing, you know,

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outdoing yourself and not even looking at others. But the clearer easier to explain a easier to explain opinion is that you know what vivatic affiliate and Epson with NFS on in this the pleasure of Allah let the computers compete.

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Okay.

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So they realize that the law has preferred you. It's not just our father has preferred you. And that is something we should be jealous about. We should be jealous of people that have done us to Allah and want to compete with them.

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Then,

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you know, there, there's so much to say here, you know, but

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look, some people don't come to the most basic truths, except decades later, they just don't realize it. And some people are just like that, you know, I always think of I was a fan about the law of Thailand. I was a fan of unhearable, who was you know, after the leaders of Croatia all died bedded in the first battle, he led Croatia against the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for you know,

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for

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for four or five brutal years, five years that felt like 20 you know, and he was, in fact, against the province a little bit hard to sell them though not the leader, but he led for five and he was against the province also lm four for 20. And,

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like, right before for tomeka, I was a fan, you know, sees all of these different tribes are lying, marching towards into Mecca. And you know, every so many of these tribes on their own outnumbered Quraysh and he's saying how did this happen? How did all of these become Muslim all of these be the allies of Mohammed all of these? How did this just this doesn't make any sense? He's How did he become such a great king? And Ibis was a good friend of his was the uncle of the prophets, Allah and he was alone. And he's trying to like, push him push him push him to, to realize already realized been 20 years, man.

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And he says to him, how is he far? How is sulayem? How is this? Who are these Who are those? And then he said, Man, his kingdom has become great the kingdom of Mohammed. And so our best said, I always think of this narration I've assessed to him in nanoco. This is not kingdom. This is Prophethood. Like what's so hard to understand? This is not something that we've ever seen anything like it in all of human history. You know, you reuniting Arabia hadn't happened. 2000 years, by the way, the process Elon did it in a few short years. So he's telling me now how noble This is Prophethood he's a prophet. It's not a riddle. And then finally, 20 years later, right at that

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moment, it's building up to this moment, when he tells him it's Prophethood. He says, Yeah, it's Prophet, and he accepts him as a prophet, then he becomes Muslim.

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Interestingly, maybe this is one of the reasons why I was a fan is the perfect example.

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Actually, we'll come back to that it's more relevant to the next verse.

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And so they said, Wayne couldn't Ella Haldane he, you know,

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laws preferred you over us. That's the basic truth like how did you only now you're realizing this, some people are just like that some people will just won't get it. You know, as I think it was Malcolm X or him Allah who said, we will, we'll meet at a mutual understanding later, like, let's just let it be. Let bygones be bygones. We will understand each other at a later time.

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And so you just have to live and let live some people just their time has not yet come.

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And it may come, even if it hasn't come now. But they said Wayne couldn't Ella Helene and we were certainly sinful. That's what he's finally sent him wanted. He said to them hold on him to do you know, do you recognize

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what you've done

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to us, and they say, we're here now and couldn't get healthy and we were sinful, we were absolutely wrong. And so when a person admits they're wrong, because I won't come back to this point, I wanted to speak about it further later. But there's no time when a person admits they're wrong. That is terrible. You know, if you admit it to yourself, it's telling between you and Allah. And if you admit it to people, the people that you've wronged, then that is your telco with the people. When a person does that,

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then they are eligible for being forgiven.

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Allah will forgive them. And if it's involving your rights or the rights of a person, that person is encouraged to forgive them. No, we can't say it's mandatory is encouraged to forgive them because we're only obligated with justice and justice getting your rights back.

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Anyway, long discussion but we are a person when you're should you forgive someone when they own their sense, and they genuinely seem to recognize it and it's gravity.

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That's when you should forgive them because the problem is also lump said in some say this the words of Mr. Rude and netherwood Toba. Some say Mr. ordinaria from the profit that is auto said on some say it's my wolf. It is strictly the words of Mr. rude. That regret is repentance. And so they said when couldn't Allah halt again we are sinful. We will

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wrong

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and so in these last few minutes use valet Sam says to them what letter three valet Coolio. There is no three I'm going to translate the three was condemnation

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upon you Today I will not condemn you today yellow fiddle la Holcomb Allah will forgive you are who are humble rahimian and He is the Most Merciful

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of those who show mercy. So, here he is again, right the use of La Salaam after being thrown into prison for years he he doesn't hesitate to unconditionally give them this, you know, detailed plan to save them from famine, even though they threw him in prison or left him in prison and even though they were disbelieving, you know, an unbelieving people, he still gave that to them. And same thing here now it's happening again after being thrown into the bottom of a well by his own brothers, when he had full power to avenge himself.

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He did not hesitate to tell them letter three Valley camaleon there'll be no blame upon you today. You have a federal law with Dr. Hartman hotjar teacher Have you the whole lot. He says every time I read it with you so far, I think about that, and I feel just so small, like how tiny we are, you know, in our ability to conquer our vengeance, our appetite for vengeance or in our, you know, he This is not even just this this is like just, you know,

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magnanimous character.

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And so he just let it go. So back to I was a fan so I can I can work my way to closing. I was a fan when he wanted to become Muslim. He felt that the prophet SAW salon was not going to accept it from him. It's too late, not just going to let it go.

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And so I leave Nabeel Pilate the prophets cuz in LA Sato salon, he said, Listen, go to the private sauce alone, in the belly wedgie from the direction of his face, meaning come to him from the front come to Him face to face.

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You know, even if I mentioned this and said they're mad and it's elsewhere as well, come to Him face to face come to him like a man basically, remember we said if someone comes to you, regretful he says, come to him like a man

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and say to him,

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what uses brothers

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said to use

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a lot, a lot, a lot. A lot. No Incandela hardly by Allah has preferred you over us say that Mohammed now and then I even said what he gave an explanation why you should say that to him. He said, fair enough who lay Yoruba an akuna I hadn't as an opponent mean who because he Mohamed Salah holidays and then will not accept that anyone be better in statement than him? Meaning he will not be satisfied that Yusuf Ali Salaam outdid him.

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And so it was a few NGOs and says to him, Allah has preferred you over us. And we were on doors. And so the prophet SAW Selim responded by saying what what do you say about asylums at his rallies letter three Valley camileo milk filled lava like Warhammer I mean, there'll be no condemnation upon you today.

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May Allah Allah will forgive you and he's the most Merciful of those shown mercy, the wisdom Valley or their level and also the you know, the graciousness of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his you know, his drive to not be outdone in played.

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And now it's our turn, right? We have to feel that it's necessary to become followers, better followers of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this regard, those that have heard us

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a few quick things quickly, and I'm done. Number one is we have to be very careful with demonizing the brothers or use valleys Salaam and any people in the past in general, you know, like after Yusef has forgiven them and after their father and a few verses has pardoned them. And after we know yellow federal law who like him Allah will forgive you use have just said that. He said, um, there's no room to condemn them anymore, or speak bad about them anymore. It's over, it's done. We have to be very careful about this. Like you take the lesson from the story and you move on.

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And this applies to all individuals that have reformed and all nations you know,

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like when we speak about benefits that are easy all benefits about utilize and this will happen let's say you think that all this our qualities are theirs and all the sweet qualities of your or yours, you will fall into all the same mistakes that they fell into. And so in order for you to make sure you're not falling into the same mistakes as others, you need to make sure you don't lightly handle their names and your criticism of them.

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Letter three by Lake Munoz your use of an A Salam said

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today there'll be no blame on you. What does that mean? today onwards doesn't just mean today, right meaning starting today.

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You have faced your crime and a person should only face their crime once. That's a huge lesson. You know, the prophet SAW Selim said on one of your slaves has committed fornication, you know, perform the flogging. Of course, it's not just for the government, right? But perform the flogging. They get what?

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He said. He did hurt, let him flog her whether you said and let him not.

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You said it in the same word in the eye. Let him not condemn her.

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And how do you do that? Just think about a bunch of things. Number one, this was destined right, all of us are inevitably going to form a certain amount of sins as part of the content of our lives. Oh, Jennifer wisdoms, we're not justifying it, but it's still not outside of other there's other elements here. You know, number two, this is a very difficult desire that, you know, we all struggle with. And so,

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you know, be sympathetic a little bit at the, you know, the weakness element of it. Also, she already got punished, and that was the punishment, the punishment was flogging. It was not flogging in condemnation. And so don't add to the punishment of Allah xojo. Number four, they said, consider the fact that, you know, a person may have already regretted it before the punishment even took place, the punishment was procedural, maybe for benefits beyond this individual, like, you know, deterrence mechanism for the rest of society. But that person may have already repented, even before the punishment took place. And so how dare you speak to them that way, when they could be someone

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that is pure and reborn pick up by their repentance in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, also, they said, Do not be critical of people that commit these sins, and, you know, condemn them, because

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bad news sells basically is what they were trying to explain. News could spread about this incident to people that didn't even know about this incident yet.

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And it will perpetuate the cycle of you know,

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normalizing sin.

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And

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ultimately, all of these reasons are to protect you from being too casual and real, not realizing that you that critical person could fall into the exact same sin because you let your tongue speak to critically about those who fell into it.

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So he said now onwards, I will not speak about it anymore.

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And then he mentioned to them, Allah is the Most Merciful deity, that's what really matters most. When you forgive people, you're forgiving people, not just so you can go to sleep at night, live and let live and be comfortable for yourself. And you know, I want to forgive them. For my sake, I hear people saying that sometimes you I'm sure you have as well. No, you're forgiving them because you want a lot of forgive you or who are hamura. I mean, it's almost like a use violation. I'm saying Allah will forgive you. and be confident that he'll forgive you. And you know, continue your reform, continue down that road, and also a level forgive you and I have forgiven you out of hopes that our

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level Forgive me. And so it may seem out of place at first glance, but this is the perfect way to seal that sentence. Because they still have work to do, which is to ensure they have gotten a loss, forgiveness and mercy which is most important, and also this to say that I too, am seeking Allah's mercy the same way you are.

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And so I'm not guaranteed it either. And that is why I'm forgiving you.

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Because what matters most is that we work towards the best ending, because that's what the prophet alayhi salatu salam told us in the mallamma level, how our team

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actions are ultimately judged by how they are sealed. And so I'm sorry if we went a little bit over.

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Just I'll leave you with that final lesson that forgiving people is for Allah ultimately, not just for peace of mind in this short, you know, life of the dunya or to be celebrated as the Forgiving big hearted person here. No, it is for Allah. And at the same time, remind people that even though they were forgiven by others, continue to, you know, improve themselves and

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purify themselves to earn ultimately Allah's forgiveness, which is the most important of all, that's all we'll leave it there so panic alone. They should learn to relax. I want to buy brachetto

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