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Lord v2, Allahu thank him and received his help and his guidance and his pleasure, his forgiveness. And we asked the Lord to protect us from the evil whispers within us and the evil consequences of our misdeeds, for whomever Allah guides them to lead astray. And remember a lot leaves without guidance, none can provide guidance for that person. And we testify that no one is worthy of our worship and our devotion, and our absolute love and our absolute obedience both of us kind of glorified and exalted the majestic and the high. Along with our partners, the true supreme king of Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah,
the truth is profit I serve as messenger.
we should all know as Muslims, that the stories of the poor and
We cannot spend without of them in our lives.
And the stories of the poor and are not for each other, just like any other stories, especially speak about the stories of the people before us. It's not just like a history book where you have
this person lived in this age and marry that person and rule this province that died in that year and accomplished X, Y, and Z. It's a completely different presentation of the stories, because these stories were presented.
Because they will continue resurfacing in human beings. So they will present it in a way that is suitable for us to notice them every time they arise throughout human history until the end of time.
And if you pay attention, you'll notice that the stories that are repeated most often in the end,
even if it's from different angles, these are the stories that are repeated most often among human beings.
So the horrendous stories are not about others, they're about us, they're telling us about us. So we better understand ourselves. And on this journey of life on this path, we look at the potholes that others may have fallen into, and we don't fall into them ourselves. And we look at the lanes that have accelerated people forward and we take those lanes.
And so one of those stories, one of those many stories that is particularly gripping, is the story of Mussolini, Sarah Palin.
And this in essence, this is the story of knowledge, or call it the story of science, if you want to call it the story of intellectuality. Because what this story basically boils down to, is the fact that a love gives people knowledge.
But he's the one that owns it. That all knowledge in reality belongs to Allah. And whatever He grants people a value of understanding of comprehension of intelligence, all the heat grants people is number one, tiny, and number two, it's temporary. Whereas all of the knowledge belongs to him. And all of it returns back to him. In terms of tiny Alonzo just says 182 military military era we know that you have not been given so it's not even yours, you've been given of knowledge, you haven't been given a knowledge except very little. So whatever we may know, even collected, all together added up. What we don't know is so many times more than we actually don't
also is very temporary. Because there are signs that have existed in the past and don't exist today. And there are sciences that exists today that may not exist for much longer.
And you know things today that you will forget tomorrow and some of the things that you've known throughout your life one day you will not know that any longer. Sometimes down to your own name will mean command you do either indicate that they are gonna die.
among you are those who live to the full leg, they returned to that decrepit, weak old age where after having known things they know nothing.
As opposed to a law surgeon whose knowledge is not like that, it is not top tidy, is completely imperfect, and it is not temporary. But he has always had it, it was never preceded by ignorance and will always have it it's not proceeded or followed up by forgetfulness. That's not a law, a law surgeon has always known and will always know and what is happening right now at this moment inside your head. And it would happen inside someone's head 50,000 years ago, a passing thought are known exactly the same clarity while no difference.
And so the story
comes to reinstate that concept for us, because Musashi said, this is how the story begins, was approached by a man that said to him, oh,
who is the most knowledgeable person on earth,
and musalla, he said, very good reason to assume he was the most knowledgeable person on earth. And he very, very well may have been the most knowledgeable person on earth, but he did not know for certain that he was the most knowledgeable person on earth. And so he had no right to say me.
He said, I am
wrong, who is the brain mentally, and so a lot of represented? A lot reproached him
for not referring knowledge back to him. That's the story. That's what it's all gonna be about. And hold him there is a righteous servant of mine was named as a father. And according to the majority, and it appears pretty apparent, pretty clear that this is the stronger view. elk hunting was a prophet of God, who received his own separate revelations from God.
And so he says, one of my slaves knows things you don't know. He's an old lover, can I find him? He said, basically, you have to go to the end of the earth, to the place where the two seas meet, measured by the Harley, and there you will find him. And so Mossad is a server Abuja, and they traveled to exhaustion, until finally they land at the place where they find
And then tells the story on Adam, who moves head at me Roca, and
musala says, Can I be your students?
Can Can I follow you so that you may teach me just a bit of what you've been taught? It's not yours either. I'll give it to you. Is that what you've been taught of good things of righteousness? I'm not here to argue I'm not here to test you. I want to learn what will send me in the right direction.
He said to me, You will not be able to be patient with me. You can handle being in my company.
God as you do, okay, do not
be hoopla and how can you possibly be patient with something that you're not acquainted with? You don't have the inside scoop about what's about to happen about the reasons I do certain things. So how are you going to do something you don't understand?
You do need insha Allah
downbar he said to the child while the patient you're gonna find me to be a patient student, I'll behave and I will not disobey single command of yours.
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He said, Fine. If you want to follow me, do not ask me about anything.
Stay out of it. Mind your own business regarding what I'm doing. Don't get in the way of my business. He says so don't ask about anything. And he goes further. He says,
until I initiate some mention about like, don't even speak, don't comment or ask, don't even comment. Nothing until I'm the one who starts talking. When it was time for you to know, I'll tell you, I get to decide.
And so husar is
he accepts and of course, there's a there's a beautiful lesson here that knowledge requires patience and patience requires knowledge. You can't put off with the decisions about law unless you have knowledge about who bought his house, you can trust him. You're not gonna put up with great adventure as unless you have knowledge about the reward of fishermen. That's one of the problems. Whenever I remove that fee, viola. I tell him that whatever have one if
They knew what was in them, then they would come to them even if they had to grow. Knowledge is the prerequisite. You need to be able to be patient
to have the knowledge, and it's gonna hurt so much. And he's not allowed to interfere.
And so they go on their journey, they get to the shore.
And Mousavi said, I'm standing on the shore. And he says, Are you following me?
You're losing more secrets, oh, you spoke to a lawsuit.
And there's no doubt, by the way that Mussolini said that is superior to 100. Because even 100 is a prophet. He's not one of the five graders.
And then so musasa knows why he's following him because he knows something you don't know. So funding has specific knowledge that musar is
not necessarily that he had overall more now than most rallies. So that's difficult. someone knows less than me. But he knows something. I don't know. I have to go on.
Because ultimately, there's no
no, it's all in the universe, right? Last creation.
And so Mussolini's salatu salam, he is told why I called him Why are you following me when I am the person when you are the person that received the Torah.
And when this took place,
Father says to him listen almost.
So musalla he
is told white father at this point
item upon certain knowledge, I have insight about certain things from a law from above knowledge that it's unbefitting of you to know whether or not permitted for you to know you couldn't possibly know when to
and you are a concert in knowledge from above that I don't know. And I cannot know.
He says one
But my knowledge and your knowledge combined, compared to the knowledge of God is like nothing but what that bird just took with its beak out of the ocean meaning
the system scifi that you thought, ah, then they move or they move forward, and they get on a ship by the shore, they get on the ship. And once they ascend to ride this ship, and the father starts dismantling the ship, he's taking it apart, he's ripping holes in the deck or, or below call
an emo. He said, What are you doing, you're destroying the ship so that everybody on the grounds when these people are gonna drop
He said, didn't I say you will not be able to be patient with me.
You can even see to
me you saw. He said Don't hold me
accountable for the things that I did out of forgetfulness like I forgot, I forgot. I forgot. And don't make my tasks hard for me. I came to you from the end of the earth to learn I have to learn please just take it let it slide, I forgot.
And so they continue on their journey from baja had the ear of Odin and
then they continue on their journey, and they find a bunch of boys playing and they we encounter one of those boys and 100 kilson
how the removes the head of a child in decapitates.
He has Ambien, idfc, lethargic, and Luca.
He said You dare kill an innocent soul without it having killed another soul. It's not like it's equal retribution, legal retribution. This was retaliation for him committing murders leading to the death penalty. You killed an innocent soul, not in exchange for a soul that it killed. You have certainly come up with something very evil, called Adam Appalachia in an academic test of the eyes of the law. He said they didn't tell you. You know the first time he said Didn't I say you won't be able to be patient. It's almost like you're saying it to himself. I said I told you so.
But he didn't say didn't I?
I tell you the first time he said then and I say you wouldn't be patient. This time we upped it an option said, Did I say to you, I didn't give these instructions anybody do? They did I say to you, you will not be able to be patient with me.
He says to him if I ever asked you about anything again,
don't let me be in your company. kick me out. Send me away. You have received enough excuse for me.
You've given me more than one chance from
Whoo hoo, math.
and so they continue moving forward.
Until they passed by a town and they asked for it from its people to give them food were a journey were exhausting leads a food, please have some food forever and you will know your food and they refuse to host them. And then they find a wall in the walls one of the houses on the verge of collapsing
for Carnival and so he re erected if you fix the wall, you repair it.
And so moosari services located at the edge if you wanted you could have taken money for this. Like they refuse to even feed us we're gonna do maintenance free. They didn't even give us food when we needed it. You did you did something you don't need to do. Why didn't you take money for this? We're hungry. We're perhaps we're broke. We're stuck. Gotta had a falafel baby. Oh, baby. He said this is the parting of ways you can be immediate. That's it. I told you and speak about something until I initiate this is a separation between me and you said Would I be okay, we get really mad at this stuff.
I will not inform you of the interpretation of the events you couldn't bear to see. You couldn't be patient with he said to him as for the first incident. Mmm. Safina two for Canada. Emma said Hina.
So I want to enter Eva, what can our medical Yeah.
As for this
she ship. It belonged to poor people that worked at sea. People that are just you know, getting their beads together to go fish or do something small at sea. I wanted to defect it I wanted to make it flawed, because behind them was a king, meaning a vicious King, a pirate that takes every single ship by force, he adds it to his naval, his naval fleet.
Meaning I wanted to make it non attractive. So you think this is worthless, I can't use this ship. I can't fight with it. I can't add it. It'll slow me that I don't want it.
And so musanze could not catch from this was what?
That it was not a matter of good and evil. Everybody knows that ruining someone's property is bad.
But true knowledge, true wisdom. True scholarship comes in being able to differentiate not good from evil, but the lesser of the two evils and the greater of the two goods. And unless you understand the law, or the context good enough, which Mr. Allison hadn't he would not have known how to handle this he would not understand how to make the proper decision about it. You know what is extremely useful, by the way, even for us? Because
we nowadays for example, people say we don't need religion to tell us right from wrong. We all know don't kill, don't steal, don't oppress and otherwise, fine. Don't kill you all agree on the right to life, then why are the moral debates raging on why do people debate about abortion? Because the mother has a right to a right to life. And then a baby has a right to life. And so how do I manage both of these at the same time?
Only when you have the inside scoop when we know for example, through it to Revelation that at 120 days for sure this baby's a human being not a piece of flesh anymore. Can I figure out okay, don't avoid the pregnancy no matter what, after 120 days except to save your mother's life. And before 120 days, depending on how harmful this could be to the mother. Fine, okay, then give precedence here and abort the baby for the sake of the mother. Otherwise they're too equal. How do you compare these things about the inside scoop?
By the way, this can be applied not just in science, but just in abortion even with our children, right? Yes, I know what my son or my daughter did is wrong. But this reaction that I'm going to employ this mode of of conduct, whatever
I'm gonna do is you're gonna make the matter worse, who's gonna make the matter better? So they said it
the person of knowledge is able to discern to figure out the lesser of the two evils and the greater of the two goodness. That's what he was shown to them. You don't get it. You think I was doing something bad? I just ruined in the ship until the pirates are gone. And then I was gonna fix the ship and everything's gonna be fine.
He said to him.
Well, I'm in Canada, meaning you're HIPAA, Houma, Louisiana.
And so this young boy that I killed, you may think this is clearly wrong. But his parents were righteous, and he was going to make their lives miserable out of his oppression after his disbelief. And so your Lord wanted to replace them and did I mean was a cat with a child that was pure, more righteous,
and closer, better with his relatives.
And so many times don't think that this is a human being murdering because a human being murdering you have to stop. Anyone who murders nobody who's allowed to kill a child. Right? Under no circumstances, even though authorities can nobody can do this. But realize that Mousavi said I'm here was sent by a law
to see something. So don't think that a human is killing here. If you want to understand this concept. Imagine that a tree basically killed this kid. Something outside of everybody's own freewill. This is how you understand it. Why? Because basically, what's what this question is answering. Here's what people always ask, why does God let children die? That's basically what it's answer.
He's telling you, you don't know what will come if this child lives. You don't know. If this child lives, number one is going to make his parents life miserable. Number two, he would have been a disbeliever. Because when he dies now, number one, he gets to be with his parents in Paradise, they get to have him in gentlemen. And number two, they're going to be replaced a reward from Allah, the first of their awards for their patience, a child but even better than he would have been.
You know, there's a similar story that they narrate outside of assume that just the never storable reports that Mousavi said at one time during something similar. He said, Oh Allah, show me your justice. I want to understand your justice better. And so he said to him go around the mountain by the lake and don't interfere. And so when Mussolini said onto the lake, he found a soldier came to drink and dropped his money. And then after a short while later, a young boy came to drink people a frequent to go out and supply. He found this money, he was so happy with the fortune he just uncovered, and he ran away with it. And then later on in the day, an elderly man comes to drink from
this river, and the soldier comes back and says, Where's my money? Said, I haven't seen your money. I'm blind. What can I possibly locate without eyes? The man loses his temper and kills this old man and rides away. And so musalla 11 weeks nothing happened. So you say how do I decipher This is all a law. I asked you to show me your justice. But I don't understand.
A young boy takes hard earned money. This is the guy salary that he didn't work for. He just took it. And this guy lost his money. That's his right. And this elderly man who's innocent got killed for a crime he didn't commit.
And so it was revealed to him almost what you could not understand
is that this soldier had wrongfully killed this little boy's father
and that this old man had once killed the soldiers father.
And today the debts are being repaid.
How can an onlooker I just see evil in the world? How can God let evil exist? That's a problem with your limited perspective. Humble yourself. How can you possibly understand that 1,000,001 variables and how things would have worked out and how they you think they should be run?
And the third one too close to home.
He says to him
GTRs for the wall that I built back up for Canada will that mania team meeting in Medina at work Canada do for Canada abou Masada for our
that was erected this bit belong to who's living here to young orphan boys. beneath it was a treasure that was the stash where the parents with the money
and the parents were righteous and so a lot of one
I protect their money, the wall falls apart again discover the money, a lot of wanting that treasure to be preserved until they reach an age where they can protect it. They reach an age where they can handle their own finances. And so I love this because their parents were righteous, out of a mercy from your load. You know, many times people they go into how to take care of the backup plan for their kids when they die. And I'm not showing the signs here that I will make sure they're taken care of after you're gone, so long as you're righteous and good see, that isn't Why aren't you get paid for your service? They didn't feed us why should we build their law? No, you don't understand
this was a debt.
Their Rice was the debts that are not accepted normal doesn't owe anyone anything except to take on and repay it to their kids. That's what you couldn't understand.
Mohammed, Abu whenever you go.
And Father ends the story by saying one map to an empty very can that we do matter, realities. And none of this I did on my own accord. This was all revelation from Allah. And this is what you could not envision.
And the prophets Allah
Akbar, La Casa La La Nina, we never
even a little more patience, we would have seen so many more of these events will have other early setup. Before I close this. What's the biggest take home lesson here? The Revelation of a lot. Sometimes, because of our short sightedness may appear like it's clearly wrong. There's something very wrong with this rule. Why does it exist? And so it requires patience at first, to be able to take in and accept whatever determines whatever our laws or gender reveal reveals to us. You know, like, for example, we get to the youth that are always asking about it. You may hear that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the sun when it sets, it sets under the throne of
Allah, many of you have a problem with it.
They think oh, man, it's just rationally speaking, no, hold on, you need to restrain your rationale, say the problem could be in my wrath, because whose rationale is gonna judge religion? Is it mine? Or is it yours? We all have different degrees of rationality, different degrees of cultural conditioning, different degrees of intelligence, mine or yours 2017 or 1215. Once a year, which rationale which mode of thinking, right? This is why you have to restrain it, you know, your limits. The reason why you think that there's something wrong with this, Heidi, is because you think this Heidi means the earth is flat. And the Muslims from the time have never believed the earth is flat.
And so they never had a problem with this, Huggy. They knew this as well as the earth was wrong. And so they said that he goes under the sun, he submits to the rule of law. It doesn't tell us if they knew that it didn't mean it literally. When, for example, our Dean, you read this some distinctions in gender between men and women now, some of them from my culture thinks rationality that's not fair.
Someone that is far more educated, not even Muslims will say no, that is extremely fair. Because the greatest form of injustice is to obligate a woman with things that perhaps a man is more capable of doing, and obligating a man with something that he was doing, because only a woman can do. And so whose rationales are going to be. And the last thing that I close, and this is the most beautiful part of the story for me, one of the reasons why I chose this lecture a lot. So again, allow these three, not more. Though the problems are said and wished for more these three incidents, you know why? It was the most humbling part of the story.
Because Musashi Salaam should have been able to catch them, but knew he would not be able to catch them. And that is what he did. That's why he chose them. Because the point was to humble yourself, sometimes the truth is right under your nose, it's so obvious, but you're the one that can't see it, because knowledge belongs to Allah. He gives you what's appropriate about these three.
As some of the scholars mentioned, already, for the first time, I left two nights ago. The first story was what, how are you going to do something so wrong?
It's going to cause everyone to drown.
Oh Moosa, you were put in a basket and he didn't drop.
didn t and then the second
The incident, this is so wrong what you did to kill that person so clear that it's wrong. Almost everybody thought it was crystal clear that you were wrong for killing that guy in Egypt. And that wasn't the case either.
And then in the third story, why did you help those two boys for nothing? When we need it so bad when musanze arrived to help those two girls,
though he needed it so bad?
How could you just strike an image, a wall is showing us the kind of data that knowledge belongs to him. And so when knowledge comes from him respect that sacred truth, when revelation comes from Allah in the National Assembly, or anathan Zilla for Smith,
we have sent this for and down upon you gradually be patient with the decisions of your Lord, you hold on, you're gonna win in the end, even if it's against public opinion. We have laws that would benefit
us and open our minds and our hearts to his book and refine our thinking and our behavior if it was booked.
I mean, a low mileage
was never seen.