Qur’an Tafseer al-Baqarah – Wish for Death

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smaller handle handle handle the law behind me and often Asana to a terminal to sleeve on so you know what you ma'am you know have you been a bit of arson Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah Ali he was behaving in a certain in either within Subhanak 11 Milena and Mr. Langton can tell Alima hachimura be shot and the surgery was sadly Emery, Washington of the time when they send the Afghan holy I praise Allah Almighty and I said prayers and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his noble family, righteous companions and all those that follow them with the right guidance until the day of judgment. I mean, glory be to your law, knowledge has helped me we accept

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that what you have taught us Indeed you are the All Knowing the all wise, my dear brothers and sisters As salam o Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Hopefully everyone is doing well. Some of you are, I don't think anyone is anyone back from lunch. None of them are back yet. Maybe just a few

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more days, we'll make it easy and accept from them

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and grant us in the future inshallah.

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We continue the brothers and sisters with the sale of Surah Baqarah. And today,

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we have reached the following I got the lamina shaytani R rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim only in Kumasi down

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law HIPAA

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mean do huning Nursey Fetterman Fetterman motor in tune for the EP one Turman know whoever then the map damnit add him were more who are early Moon Mauli mean.

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So

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the verses continue instructing the Muslims the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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on how to argue with the Jews and what he should say to them.

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In these verses, he says to him only say to them in Canada como dal, Hijrah, if indeed for you, is a double AF era, the abode of the Hereafter,

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if it is for you with Allah, and it is reserved for you especially meaning the abode of the Hereafter meaning the good abode of the Hereafter paradise. In other words, say to them, if indeed, this is what you think, this is what you claim, that paradise is for you alone.

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So this is the abode of the Hereafter meaning success in the hereafter being saved. Sometimes they use that term as well being saved,

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that you are going to be saved and that this is for you, especially for you.

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Without others,

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Carly Sutton, it's only for you mean do the nurse without others, if that is indeed the case, as you claim for termina will note

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when wish for death, if you indeed are truthful.

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And this was, this is something that actually happened.

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And this is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them

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and they were supposed to respond.

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And this itself was success, because it showed the Muslims that they are not upon the right path, they do not have the confidence in this claim this very wild and tall claim that they're making, that we are going to be saved and we are of the people of paradise. So if there were Muslims affected by some of their arguments,

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because we know some of the things they said,

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or we believe in Muhammad, but he's a prophet for you for the Arabs, not for us. And they started making strange claims like this, the Quran is saying they know him.

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And that is described in their book. And yet, when they asked as we saw when we talked about the Tafseer of previous verses, when they asked the Jews this

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said, No, this is not the description. When they describe the prophet or sell them to them, they said, No, this is not what is mentioned in our book, they lied.

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So if some Muslims got confused, this was an important milestone,

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because now, he tells them if you are indeed truthful than wish for death,

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and they couldn't do it.

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And Imam Qatada and others of the Imams of Tafseer

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said that it is basically the obvious meaning the apparent meaning, which is that they are making these tall claims that they are the only ones who are going to be saved. As the Quran says. The Quran says that the Jews and the Christians say that

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no one will enter paradise except the one who is Jewish or Christian, the Jews are saying the Jews, the Christians are saying the Christians, like he had hood agenda in them in Canada who didn't own a surah. So this is their claim.

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So if this is your claim, that wish for death, in the other eye, or they say,

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Allah He wants to have

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we are the children of Allah and His Beloved. In other words, Allah subhanaw taala is not going to punish us for what we are doing claims, basically baseless claims that they are making. So if this is what you are claiming, then wish for death, because you ever guarantee and they said before, right? They said, Listen to a seminar in the year Allah Duda. If we're going to be punished, it's going to be for a few days. So they are making these claims that wish for death.

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What's stopping you go to Paradise, that's what's awaiting you wish for death right now.

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It's a strong argument.

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Now,

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of course, they couldn't do that they couldn't follow up, they couldn't wish for death.

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This is the opinion of some of the mafia city, as we just saw.

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One may ask however. So here, this is a challenge to them.

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When we ask,

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can we wish for death?

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Why do we ask that question? Because we are also sure that we are on the right path.

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We're not only sure we're absolutely certain that this is the truth that we are upon the truth.

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Pious or not, that's a different issue. But we are sure that we are on the truth.

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Can we wish for the

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Shall we wish for death?

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We cannot right? Why not?

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Because we understand how to deal with this issue. But the argument is the same.

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If they are making those claims, are we making claims that we are going to paradise?

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Yes, no. We are. I see someone going like this one going like this. Yes or no? Are we making claims that we are going to paradise just like the Jews are?

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No, we are not making those same claims.

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So we are going to paradise or we aren't.

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What does that hope? Hope?

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What if someone dies upon Islam shahada, Leila and Allah and Mohammad Rasool Allah, they will go to paradise. Is there any doubt about that? No doubt, right.

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But we are in the Sunnah.

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We do not claim it for a specific person.

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Not ourselves and not anyone else. Not paradise. And not Hellfire either. We never look a person in the eye and say you're going to paradise or you're going to hellfire.

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We don't do that.

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But the Quran gives us some fundamental rules. Yes. That whoever dies upon La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, they will enter paradise

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either in the beginning or eventually, right? So it seems the Jews are making another type of claim here. And they're claiming it for themselves only to the exclusion of everyone else, and almost as if they are sure no matter what they are going to Paradise by virtue of being Jewish

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by virtue of their Jewishness, not so much about piety

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or lack of.

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So this is why the demands have been cathedra.

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Even though he agrees with an imam of poverty, he never he differs a little bit because he feels an imam autobody was taking the opinion that what it means is wish for death

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is that the prophets are solid is to ask them to wish for that, if they are indeed certain that now we're going to have paradise to the exclusion of others with certainty.

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And he said, if this was the argument,

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then it's not the strongest of arguments, because we ourselves cannot do the same and we will not wish for death. And just because someone is pious, this is the way he described it. Just because someone is pious does not mean that they are allowed to wish for death. So here you have a person, very pious, masha Allah living according to the Quran and the Sunnah. Why doesn't he wish for death? Or she wished for death?

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He says, There is no connection.

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Piety does not mean you can or should wish for that. So he says, This is not an argument. This is not the argument. Rather,

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he takes the opinion of a Manhattan bass player, probably Allah and OMA, whose opinion about the idea is that actually, this is very similar to the issue of Wu Bala.

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mubadala that I have Alia hamrun

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was instructed when he's arguing with the Christians the story of the Christians of Nigeria, Allah give us long life to get to those hires. So he instructs the prophets Allah Allah wa salam to do MOBA Hana with them what is MOBA? Hala muda Hala is to call your family and your relatives and then to invoke Allah's curse upon the one who is lying.

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You're so sure about what you have and what you're claiming.

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Then bring your family and invoke Allah's curse upon the one who is lying.

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This is mubadala.

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This is what the prophets Allah Salam did with the Christians have no children.

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So Amen. Unless is saying this is what this is talking about. Fertile men will mount meaning not upon yourselves, but upon the party. That is wrong, the party that is like

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very similar to a MOBA.

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And in the authentic hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Ibn Abbas mentioned that Abu Jiang promised

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that if he saw Mohammed,

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praying, this is how they would refer to him. That if he saw Muhammad praying in front of the Kaaba, that he is going to approach him and he's gonna stomp on his neck.

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So the prophets of salaam said,

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if he had done so, the angels would have taken him immediately for everyone to see.

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And then he continues. Look at the generosity of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, Allah Karim.

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He doesn't just answer the question. He gives you more.

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He said, had he done that the angels would have taken him

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for everyone to see.

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And if the Jews had indeed wished for death, they would have all died.

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And they would have saw their place in hellfire.

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And then he continues sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he says if those people who

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came out, did the MOBA Hyla, the Christians have not joined with the purpose of selling, they would have went back

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and they wouldn't have found any of their family or their properties, they would have all gone. In other words, the curse of Allah subhanaw taala would have come down upon them.

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Look at how he tied everything free medically SubhanAllah.

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So if the Jews indeed, in this argument wished for death, they would have died.

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In one of the opinions of Ibn Abbas Allahu Anhu. He said, had they wished for death he made even an even wider, he said, all the Jews on the face of the earth would have died.

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Others may say it is the ones who are wishing for death, when making that argument, that this is the actual meaning of the idea. It is about mubadala If you are indeed truthful

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in quantum sadati, that Jana is for you alone to the exclusion of others, then invoke Allah's curse.

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death upon the one who is lying.

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They could have done that with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Did they do so? They did not.

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They shied away.

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Allah azza wa jal says, whether he Turman who ever then we must condemn it ad him. Allah wa Lehmann Bilad me.

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Not only did he

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say that they didn't do it, he said, they'll never do it from now on forever, when the terminal, never it will never happen, they will never wish for death. And they will never answer to your call for mubadala. As in this case,

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when a terminal will abandon they will never do that. Be my academic ad him because of what their own hands have put forth, because of their deeds, because of their sins and their violations. All the history that we've been talking about one violation after another. Do you think this is something that would make someone comfortable enough to invoke Allah's blessing? They know what they've done? They're fully aware

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of their transgressions. Whether you're Turman no whoever, then be mad at him, because of what their hands are put forth, meaning the deeds that they have done.

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Now, notice also the idea is very similar to the idea of Seurat and Joomla. The there are five in the audience or people who know both.

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Instead instances, the iron Solothurn Jumada is similar. Polio

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is an Akuma Lilia Lila, their

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address the Jews, he says to him, address the Jews. If you

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claim again, that you are a leader,

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that you are a warrior you are the ones who are so close to Allah, the the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa taala. Again to the exclusion of people.

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He says Futterman will not then wish for death,

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same exact, just after he mentioned and

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the claim is a little bit different.

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But so is the reply.

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He goes after he says, he doesn't say when they determine no who what does he say? False? What Turman? No, no who abandon the market dammit, AD. He didn't say well, then he said, Well, no, no. In the first one, he said well and they will never respond, they will never wish for death. In the next one, he says, Why Letterman No, no, and they do not. They do not wish for death. Which one is stronger? As an expression they will never wish for it or they do not wish for it.

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Which is the stronger expression

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they

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They will never write, they will never wish for it. Because here the claim will Allah Allah. Here the claim also seems to be a a wilder claim a taller claim, because they're saying what? That they will have paradise for them alone, they have guaranteed paradise for themselves.

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In the other area,

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they are claiming what that they are really. They are the ones who are close to Allah subhanaw taala. The first one is a toner claim a wilder claim and thus, the response came. The clarification came even stronger while they were done as opposed to when I attempt no winner who abandon in surah. Al Juma

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brothers and sisters, we need to benefit something from

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this idea.

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And that is we In other words, we need to derive something.

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Notice Allah subhanaw taala is saying

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he's telling them that you should be able to wish for death or

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in the opinion of Evan Abdus and many others that you should be able to do mubadala

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over that which you are claiming. So now when we look at ourselves, when we look at what we are claiming, how sure are we have the truth,

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the truth of Islam? Would you be able to do MOBA Hello.

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Would you be able to invoke Allah's curse? That you are upon the truth?

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When arguing with someone else you shouldn't be?

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You shouldn't be because the argument against the Jews is if you are indeed upon the truth, you shouldn't be able to do this MOBA Hala, as you are not. So they have been exposed.

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So in other words, yes, you shouldn't be so certain about the truth that you have the truth of Islam.

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Not the fact that you will go to Paradise that's not what we are claiming. We are not claiming that we are all going to paradise. We don't know if we are going to die upon Islam you're on. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us firm on the deen. But are we certain about the truth of Islam? Do you have a doubt?

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Now we cannot have a doubt. We shouldn't be so certain that we could do this.

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And some of them will Allah, they would do MOBA Hala about other aspects of the deal about which they are absolutely sure.

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about which there might be some back and forth. There might be some debate, especially with some of the people of innovation. Okay. But otherwise, of course, we need to have that certainty.

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While a Turman will abandon the condemned ad, Allah who are leaving the volume in and Allah subhanaw taala is all knowledgeable of the Avadi mean the wrongdoers, the ones who wronged themselves and the ones who wronged others, this is what they are, they have wronged themselves time and time again.

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And therefore, and because of those things and violations, they will not be able they don't have that certainty. It also tells us brothers and sisters, for Dawa purposes, know that the ones you are talking to and arguing with and calling to Islam

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do not have that certainty.

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The other Aya tells us that they are houfy Amarin marriage

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their affairs are like mixed up.

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They themselves are confused, they do not have certainty. They may talk to you and debate with you as if they are so certain. But what Allah He they are on such shaky ground.

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If you were to get to the level or extent of doing MOBA Hana with them no, no, no, no, no. They don't have that kind of certainty at all.

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Oh,

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don't don't get fooled by the way they are debating deep inside, they have a million doubts. You just need to keep on

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arguing, debating and you will immediately see that you will expose it. Okay?

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When a Turman overburden the market that ad Allah Allah in the body mean.

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Then he says pinata holla Walter de then hung Rahsaan Nursia holla HYAH

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Amina Lavina Ashoka Subhanallah amazing as

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he says,

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and you will find them

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and you will find them to be the most keen for life

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the most keen for In other words, most greedy and most keen that they will stay alive for life, Allah higher

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quality didn't

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see Allah higher, what does this mean?

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This is another reason for why they will not wish for death.

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Another reason? So one of the reasons is the market demand ad. They will not wish for death, they will not do the mubadala

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Another reason they will not wish for death or do move Allah is because they love life.

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Life is so important for them.

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It's all about the life of this world. Have you notice this?

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Do you know this aspect of their character

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can be very interesting to discover and to try to explore. Is that really the case? Well, Allah is telling us it must be the case. How How does it manifest itself in their life? Well, it they didn't know whom and you will find them.

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And this applies to all time Walter didn't know you will find them the most keen for life. But wait a second, maybe we scratch our heads

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isn't a good thing. To be keen on life.

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To want to live

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to have a good life to enjoy oneself.

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Well attended now know

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but the context is clear. It is a clear criticism. This is a very clear criticism.

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So clearly this is not praise.

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This is too much.

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concentration on life.

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Too much focus on the dunya meaning the akhira plays no part.

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This is the problem. And Allah is criticizing them for this.

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It's almost as if there is no

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brothers and sisters. Do the Jews believe in akhira?

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Yes or no? They do. Yes.

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They believe in an acid. Okay.

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How strongly do they believe

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they don't believe

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very interestingly

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the Jews, yes, they believe in an afterlife, but in a different way.

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They do not believe

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at least what they claim. They do not believe in paradise and hellfire.

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The way we do

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they believe in an afterlife. Yes. Okay. There's a day of judgment, there's resurrection.

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But,

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and there's something like paradise but what is it? Exactly? They're not absolutely sure.

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Why? Because the Tana doesn't mention it. The Hebrew Bible

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and according to them and their scholars, today, not 1400 years ago today.

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They will tell you, there is very

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sparse mention of the afterlife

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in the Hebrew Bible

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very clear.

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And that's why

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it doesn't mean that much to them.

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And they will tell you very clearly.

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If you listen to some of their scholars, you will hear them say that Judaism is mostly about this life

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then dunya

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now, of course, staggeringly, they will twist it to make it seem positive and I shall tell you how. But they will say

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Judaism is not really a religion of the afterlife. There is not much talk about power doesn't have heart it's about this life. Exactly is Allah azza wa jal says, Well, if he didn't know, also NASA

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they are the most keen from anyone else. Out of everyone, they are the most keen on this duty. Their focus and concentration is this dunya their Deen it's about this dunya and nothing else after life is just kind of like an afterthought.

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Okay, yeah, eventually, we'll all go to God.

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But what is that paradise?

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It's a communion with God. It's a kind of connection with the almighty

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where all the details of paradise and hellfire Subhanallah that we have in the Quran and Sunnah.

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Silent, of course, because of the corruption that you corrupted. Why did you remove all of those details?

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It was mentioned

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how do we know Paul in Canada, como

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de la Duni Ness, this is what they say. The afterlife is for us alone

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to the exclusion of others. So that means this is what they had before their book.

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And there was mention of the afterlife and the importance of the afterlife, but it is obviously some of what has been deleted.

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So nowadays, they will tell you, you read the Hebrew Bible from A to Z, you will hardly find any mention of the afterlife, much less paradise or hellfire, much less the details of paradise and hellfire. How do they twist it? They tell you?

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They tell you Judaism is a religion that focuses on this world.

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It seems like all of the other religions, they are obsessed

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with the afterlife. It's only about the afterlife. Judaism. We build this world.

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We work for justice in this world. Allahu Akbar. What justice?

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So it's all about this world. Oh, but the other religions they're obsessed with the afterlife. Paradise and hellfire? No, that's later. Let's work now let's make this place a better place. Subhanak era?

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Of course, can we move to have to read about right? Yes, let's build this place. Let's make the dunya better place. Let's spread justice. Let's bring people to Allah. Let's be obedient to Allah here in the dunya. Of course. How else will you get to the afterlife? How was will you get the paradise and you will avoid hellfire? Yes, of course. But this is not what the ayah is saying the IRS saying you only live for the dunya that's all you care about.

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And we see the SubhanAllah.

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Look throughout history.

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You will find this spite the oppression. Yes, the Jews were oppressed

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in so many periods in their history, and persecuted. And yet, you will find that they were some of the richest people

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but he didn't know him. Some Nursia Allah Hi hire because their focus is only this dunya not because they're focusing on worship and being obedient in the dunya as they might claim no

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A lot of saying their focus is on the dunya. All they care about is the dunya being successful in the dunya,

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amassing wealth, and property and things of that nature.

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Yes. So even during periods of persecution, they were the ones who with money they were the moneylenders who was loaning money with interest.

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The Jews, this is a fact of history.

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who financed? Partly the Crusades?

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themselves, even though they were the subject of persecution by the Crusaders, like the Muslims, can you believe it?

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The Crusades, were not only Christian animosity towards Muslims, towards Jews also.

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So the Jews and the Muslims are persecuted by the Christians, the Christian Crusaders, who are some of the financiers of the Crusades, the Jews themselves, their financing their own persecution, Lucha Cuba?

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What attendee then who?

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was telling us? Their focus is the dunya.

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Well, if he didn't know he was a nurse, you're either

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one in Nashua

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meaning, they are the most keen for this dunya and then Allah azza wa jal gave us that is in general, and then he gave us a specific example. And even of those who associate partners with Allah and Mushrikeen

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meaning, they are more keen about the dunya

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than even the mushy kin. Why is this surprising and

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worthy of criticism? Because the machine again, do not believe in an afterlife.

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Do not believe in resurrection, or paradise or hellfire. You are People of the Book. You have a book sent to you from Allah you had you had a profit and profits peace be upon them all you will know about

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and then you live for the dunya and you forget akhira

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This is truly worthy of castigation.

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The wishes came nickim You can name them they don't believe they don't have an afterlife. They don't believe in all of that. So it's understandable. If for them all it is is life.

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Nothing else? Just this life for the Jews.

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How can you be like that? When you have the belief in the afterlife when you know what Allah has promised you in the afterlife? No, it's only about this dunya Well, the third you didn't know I was on NASA. Wamena Latina, a Shaco. Some of the narrations mentioned that Alladhina Silla co here are the

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AHA gem meaning the some of the mud juice the margins from Persia.

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And that some of them their greeting, the way they would greet each other was to say, live for 1000 years.

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What kind of a greeting is that? Well,

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that's what the narrations mentioned. Other nourishes mentioned it was the way or what they would say to someone who has just sneezed. So instead of Goodsoon tight, they would say live for 1000 years

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it's just this dunya and it's fleeting pleasures. Forget about Wamena Alladhina Ashinoko. So they are more keen on the dunya than even what should

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you What do I have the home even though we might say that one of these we should be keen people who do not believe in Allah and the afterlife? Yeah, what do I know who you are and alpha Santa?

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One of them would wish that they would stay alive for 1000 years.

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We know some of the earliest

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human beings Yes, this is how long they used to live. We know no Halle salon lived for 1000 years or more.

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He was doing Dharma for 950 years, right?

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This is what they wish for. Live for 1000 years. They wouldn't do the hula we were hung Alpha Santa. One who will be Musa huzzah for him in a Lada be a hyung mer, Allah, Allah who pursue your own demise.

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So one of them would wish to live for 1000 years, Allah tells them do not think that living for 1000 years, will then somehow push you away,

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save you from the punishment.

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It will not save you live for a million years. The punishment is coming eventually. So if they thought because they know their violations and their lies, and how they refused and rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if they knew that and they thought to themselves, live as long as you can here in the dunya, maybe that will save you Allah is telling them what who he was as a human, allow them in your Amara, live as long as you want, it will not save you from the punishment and Allah azza wa jal is Seeing of what you do, everything is clear to him.

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So this is all connected.

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And ultimately, brothers and sisters.

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Just as we said in the beginning,

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wishing for death

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is not something that is allowed in Islam, we do not wish for death.

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We even though we try to live our lives in the best way possible. And Islam is the religion of moderation that teaches us to be good in the dunya

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and live our lives in the dunya and enjoy that which is hunted in the dunya but

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with an eye to them.

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And that's why the Quran throughout keeps telling us about an Acura because as human beings, our nature is to sink into the dunya and forget an athlete and so he keeps reminding us of an athlete.

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Having said that,

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knowing that we are on the truth without a shred of a doubt, do we wish for death? No. Because we don't know if this is

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the best part of our lives the closest that we will be to Allah subhanaw taala or not, we do we do do ha as in the authentic hadith or Allah give us life as long as that life is good for us and decreed death upon us if death is better for us, right? This is what we say.

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Make the life only an increase in that which is good and death, something which distances banned and adversity from us.

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And the prophets Allah wa sallam said in the authentic hadith, he said Letterman had a common mouth

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none of you should wish for death.

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In Sinan, Fela Allah who is dead? Well, Emanuel see and Fernanda who you started.

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There are two possibilities. Either you are doing well. You're a righteous person you are doing well. So why should you wish for death continue doing good?

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Or if the person is not doing well, for the person who's sitting if the person is far from Allah subhanaw taala Why should you wish for death? You should repent. You should seek forgiveness not wish for death. So you're one of these two. So no one should ever wish for death

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well Allah to Allah allah sallallahu wasallam of our economy you know Mohammed.

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