Mohammed Faqih – Certainty In Islam

Mohammed Faqih
AI: Summary © The importance of guidance in Islam is discussed, including the importance of praying five times a day and reciting Surah Al Fatiha for guidance. The speaker emphasizes the need for individuals to find guidance through their own abilities and finding guidance through the book of Allah. The importance of faith and commitment to personal success is also emphasized, along with the need for individuals to reach a level of certainty in their life. The speaker also mentions a program to engage the Quran at a deeper level and mentions a weekly session for the adult group.
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What's up hello Hello it is Luna b He will or ham in Allah can Alikum rock Eva? Yeah, you're Latina. Talkin la mahalo Kolors salida will select Local armella como la la comme de Nova calm. Well, May, Allah rasool Allah, Taka defesa, 1000 Alima. One common quality that successful people have

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won one of the qualities is they have clarity, and they have very,

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they have what I would call

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Now, it may not be divine guidance,

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but they have very clear vision as to what it is that they want to do,

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and how to do it.

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Isn't that the case?

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Have you ever seen a successful person that just stumbles on success? Every single time it may happen? Somehow Padawan once someone finds a fortune, but those people who sometimes find fortunes, even worldly material fortune, if they don't have guidance, if they don't have a view, if they're not informed, if they're not educated, they don't know how to handle that fortune. Soon they lose it.

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As a matter of fact, that very fortune might even become the greatest source of what curse it becomes a curse in their life, what they thought was a blessing becomes a curse.

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So guidance, how to do things and how and where to go and why to do it. All of this is very important.

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Now, it's very interesting that we as Muslims, and I would like to get everyone's attention in Charlottesville for the next few minutes, including myself. This is something this is a message that I really intended for myself, and I'm just sharing it with you and I hope Allah azza wa jal will put DACA blessings in it and benefit you with it. As this is my

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next week, I'll have one more hot one. Then after that I'm off for for Hajj, insha, Allah, Allah, Allah and I hope that this helps you becomes an exceptional one in my life, that I hope that it would be transformative in sha Allah, Allah for me. So in preparation for that I'm engaging, right, the source of guidance that we have, which is the Quran.

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And one of the things that we may have mentioned this in the past, one of the things that you and I do every single day is we pray five times a day, and in each raka we have to recite Surah Al Fatiha and inserted Fatiha we beg Allah azza wa jal for guidance.

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Don't we? If anyone wants to come to you, if a non Muslim was to come to you and say, Well, you you Muslims, pray five times a day what is it that you pray for?

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Have you noticed that? Have you ever asked yourself what is it that we pray for five times a day? We come from treasure

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we pray love we're also not going to be shot in in every raka we recite Surah Fatiha and sort of Fatiha is all about what guidance.

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Yeah, can I do it? Yeah, can I stay in it? Did I set off on Musa beam guide us to the straight path to the only and the shortest path to the ultimate success?

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Isn't that what we're asking for? We're asking Allah for guidance. Now if you open the most half the Quran, and you read that introductory or that opening chapter, sort of Fatiha. One thing that hits a lot of people that study the Quran, and especially sometimes it takes a non Muslim who's exploring Islam to point out some amazing gems in the Quran. Right? Have you noticed this? Some amazing, beautiful aspect. So this person reads certain Fatiha and he's like, wow, I cannot disagree with this. This is a beautiful opening. Very powerful. And then he's reciting. He's reading the translation of Stuart.

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That chapter to Surah Al Baqarah. Right. What does he find in the first five verses of surah? Al Baqarah? Alif Lam Meem Alif Lam me in the three letters. Interesting. Now got my attention. I don't know what it means. Do you know what it means? No, I don't know what it means is we know what it is but why Allah

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Some Hana data used it, we can discuss that at some advanced level. But yeah, this is a live learning. Okay, interesting got my attention, rarely can keytab that

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not even this, that is the book, in reference to what the very book that we're reciting.

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And it's called Allah, Allah Subhana. Allah says that to point out to its what

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one of the reasons is to its divine source came from up there,

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that it also to show its greatness, that is that he can kita loud or you Buffy, there is no doubt about it.

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Who then then would tuck in?

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It is the source of guidance,

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the guidance that you and I begged for ALLAH SubhanA, Allah tells us from the get go, the very beginning of this most of in this book, if you study it, it will tell you, that's where you're going to guide, find your guidance.

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That's where you're going to have all of your questions answered.

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That's where all your concerns will be addressed. That's where all of your crisis or your dilemmas and some of the most complicated issues you're dealing with will be solved.

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That's your source of guidance that he can keytab Lara Buffy, however, there is a condition in order for you to really benefit from his guidance. And I want all the young folks here though, young ladies and young men to pay attention to this.

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Right. In order for you to really find that guidance, you have to be part of this very exceptional category of people. Because there are other books that provide guidance that provides solutions that give you tips.

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There are, you know, amazing courses and seminars that talk to you about achieving success in this life. There are other alternatives, there are other options, you can, you can by all means go and explore these these and I'm not against using or finding or whatever you find wisdom or something that that is, you know, effective. There's nothing wrong with getting tips and learning things in life, that that will ensure your success.

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There's nothing wrong with that, you know, I'll take my $2.02 moment. But I'm saying is there are other alternatives.

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This book, however, works for a very special group of people.

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It will work as a source of guidance, as a source of inspiration,

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as a source as a source of healing and comfort. Something that you can anchor yourself to because it's so solid.

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That's what is very special about this book, unlike any other source, unlike any other author. This is this comes from the most

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authentic from the most from the greatest of all sources. This is divine. It's unlike anything, but in order for you to benefit from it. You have to be willing to pay your dues. You know, some of the most effective seminars or resources out there, you have to have membership. And you have to pay your dues. And you have to do your homework. And you have to do your assignments. And you have to really engage with whatever group you're working with, in order for you to get maximum benefit in order for you to succeed. Likewise, this book belongs I mean that the benefit to benefit from this book you have to be part of a very special group of people and Allah azza wa jal identifies them as

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who then little more akin, people who are in pursuit of Taqwa.

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And then Allah Subhana Allah tells us what their qualities are. And these are things that you have to basically commit to

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their number one qualities, qualities ALLAH, do you know what I believe? Those who believe in the unseen and what was promised and believe in the belief in the unseen and what is promised, and something that is authentic? is actually one of again, one of the basic qualities of successful people.

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Have you ever seen anyone? Let's talk about worldly matters, because this is something that most of us can relate to. Have you ever seen any successful engineer

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or any successful businessman that didn't have

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A dream, something that didn't have right something in the future, not necessarily something that they have on hand. Right? They have an image of something that they want to create or something that they want they want to achieve. And they believe in that vision, don't they? Yeah. Yes. And they work towards it. And then when it happens, I'm like, Yeah, this is this is as as good as I envisioned it, or is even better. That success, right. So you have to have what, you have to have some sort of like belief.

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Whether it's belief in the Euro, in your abilities, or in the circumstances, or in the formula that allows you to succeed, you have to believe in it, though. It's not something that you really you necessarily have on your hand. If you're skeptical if you're skeptical about, about the fact that working hard and studying hard is going to pay off in the future. Chances are that you're not going to succeed.

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You're not going to commit you have to be committed, you have to believe in it. So Allah Subhana Allah Allah says likewise, and boon, right people of Taqwa they also believe.

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They believe in the unseen, they believe in the promise of Allah subhanaw taala. They believe that this is going to work. They have certainty in it. Without certainty, hmm, we cannot achieve anything.

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The Sahaba has certainty. And in spite of the fact that the odds were against them, they have certainty in the promise of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in every single time they were outnumbered except on one particular occasion. And even in that on that occasion, they lost every single time they have certainty in the Promise of Allah and His Messenger, again, in spite of the fact that the odds were against them, and they were victorious.

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Allah Subhana Allah gave them victory. Every certainty works.

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When you believe in something, it works. And Allah azza wa jal says Alladhina you know what I mean? Like they believe in the unseen and what was promised to them. Then they let that

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motivate them to fulfill their duties. They do it whether it's easy, whether they enjoy it or not, well up mono salah, they established the salah five daily prayers, and they're in which they pray for guidance, I want you just to make all these connections, in which they pray for a gut for guidance. So if you want to be with Turkey, or if you want to find find guidance in the book of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And if you want your DUA, and sort of Fatiha to be answered, you have to be committed to Salah five times a day, you can't, you can't be like a skipping, you can't be just doing it, whenever you feel like it, you have to be committed, I love the new pmol of Salah those who established the salah.

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And it will get you there.

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When we model the anatomy of your code, and they spend from what they what we have blessed them with Allah Subhana Allah gives us so that a portion of it we give back. And again, it's a well known fact, even amongst non Muslims, that in order for you to succeed be successful, you have to give back some of your income.

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It's it works. It's proven, right? As a matter of fact, they recommend at least 10%.

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Then Allah Subhana Allah says, Well, you know, we don't want to be my own za like they believe in what was revealed to you. When that one's dealing in public and what was revealed before you were we'll ask you about your home you're keen on and they have certainty in the afterlife in the hereafter. That's what keeps them motivated. They begin with the end in mind, they never forget the end the end goal, because that's what you know, that's what keeps you working. That's what keeps you on the right path. The End in Mind, where is all of this going to lead us? Well, we'll ask you about the homeopathy No. So now, I want to fast forward my dear buzz. And say

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala in the very this surah after mentioning the various categories of people, how people are divided into those who believe in it, and those who are skeptical about it, then when I say Kuhn and pretend to be

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to pretend to believe, and then yet they don't really believe they're always in the middle. They're just bouncing back and forth. And then those who don't believe in it altogether, those who rejected completely.

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The next two pages talk about that Allah azza wa jal after talking about these three different categories, there is something very profound and that's what I want us to really reflect upon.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala and this very profound message

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Yeah, Yohannes

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a proclamation

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An invitation to all mankind yeah Yohannes oh people, Muslims, non Muslims, men, women, and especially those obudu Rob daco worship your Lord, Allah the Halacha come who created you?

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While the enamel publikum and those who are before you, la la quinta cone, so that you may attend UCLA.

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Once again, worship your Lord, oh people who created you, he's the one that made you, you know that you didn't make yourself you know that no one else made you no one claim to make you except Allah Subhana Allah. So if he's the one that made you, then you need to worship Him, you need to worship him.

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And he's telling us that through worshiping Him, dedicating our lives to Him, everything that we have, comes from Him, dedicated to him. Through that worship and dedication, we're going to be able to attain taqwa, attain the state of awareness, that will help us again, benefit from the guidance that Allah subhanaw taala has for us and thus, succeed in life

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and achieve ultimate happiness. I say this and ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you an AI of those who listen to follow the best of what they listen to. a coder has already signed up for Allah Allah welcome for sulfuryl via Filipina who Allah for all right.

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hamdu Lillahi wa Capello, so that was salam, ala Liliana SAPA with that. Now, this what was intended really to my community here is intended to you so that

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we welcome obviously, those who are with us online and watch us we have, you know, people watching from different parts of the world. But really, I intended it to this community. And

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as basic as the football was, and the concept that we talked about, I want you to really go home and reflect or go wherever some of you might be hanging out with friends and stuff like that. I want you to really discuss what was mentioned today, because it's these kinds of very basic principles that

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people commit themselves to day in and day out. Sometimes they even spell it out, they write it down. Actually, I have here some bullet points of for instance, if you go home right now he's telling you stuff, okay, what was he talking about? And you go and you look at these verses, and you look at what ALLAH SubhanA, Allah said, and you look at these qualities, and you write them down, just just write it down. Like the bullet points, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah says, Allah Dena, you will mean whatever life do I believe in the labor? Am I convinced? Do I have certainty? Because it's also said to have been accurate to homeopathy known at the end? Do I have certainty? Am I skeptical about

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any of these things? Do I have any doubts about it?

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Do I need to really go back to some of the basic concepts of Aqeedah? Study them so that I reach a level of certainty that nothing just shakes my Eman? I have no doubts whatsoever. Is Your Honor, there are some people that that one should be very envious of that reach a level of certainty. They believe that this is not true. If this is not the truth, there is no truth.

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There is no no doubt about it.

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If this book is not the book, the divine book of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not the Prophet of Allah. If Allah if I have if you have any doubt

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about the existence of Allah subhanaw taala we've got a problem here. You have to reach that level of certainty.

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You have to ask all of these questions and reach that level of certainty it has to be there.

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So am I is this is it something that I have number two and you look at it you listed all will be natural to me or you can own connected to this first one. And then you know, we don't ever leave the European one I saw how is how is it? You know, how is my salah

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madrasa. How many of your coin Am I doing this? Do I have, you know, contributions daily, weekly, monthly? Do I have anything?

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Do it commit yourself to I challenge you let's let's commit ourselves, commit yourself to this. For the next three weeks, well, you know, 40 days, whatever amount of time you need, and see

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successes. See your level of of of peace, inner peace increasing.

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So I want you to I want you to do this. Just write it down

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and not wait

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until it's too late. One thing that happened yesterday, that made me decide just I need to go back to revisit the spaces that I was hanging out on the hanging out I was in a meeting with with a group of pastors.

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I was the only Muslim

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present there.

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And I was I was in a meeting with a group of pastors talking about different things.

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And one particular pastor, you know, was, was just Subhanallah, dropping words of wisdom, beautiful words of wisdom, actually, two or three of them actually were.

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And then something very profound was that they kept saying things about, like about, these are things that we find in our divine divine guidance and our message and Islam. Beautifully spelled out clearly, you know, then he then one of them stood up, and he says he's about to leave. I mentioned this last night after Isha. And he said, they were talking about how do we influence the influencers? How can we

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one of them said, you know, one of the greatest influencers that we have in the prison system, because this was related to the justice system, because we were meeting with the DA,

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he said, is Islam and Muslims.

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I'm looking at him, he's like, these people have something

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that is so transformative.

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That is so restorative.

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That it's they're showing amazing results.

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Some of our brothers who were incarcerated who were in prison, and then came out

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as Muslims, they know what I'm talking about.

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He's like, these people have something very, very powerful. And I said to myself, subhanAllah, here are people looking at what we have, and the power of what we have.

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And the power of this message and these principles, and they're saying, You guys have something very special. Yes, we are not really paying attention to how special it is. We're not being affected by it as much because we're not taking the time. And those who actually sit if you if you ever want to visit Muslim inmates in prison, and you sit down with them, you're going to realize that those of them who spend time with the Quran is studying it and reading it

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at a different level. Those who don't have any of the distractions that we have.

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I like how did you see that?

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And I will just just finish by saying this.

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Here's a statement that reminded me of something that someone told me a long time ago, and I've been asking myself this question, what happened?

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This convert brother comes to me, he says,

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He's crying, and I'm like, why are you crying? He said, a verse in the Quran said what about it?

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He said, it's asked a question.

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And the answer is just, I'm just trying to process the answer. I said, a verse in the Quran has asked a question. He said, Yes, Allah is asking us a question in the Quran.

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And I said, Okay, what is it? He said, As far as the Hebron?

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Where are you going? Where do you think you're going? Are you even thinking about that? Where are you going? Far enough to the Hubble.

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I said, what he said for a letter, and he's crying, he's crying. Like

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I was like, I never looked at it that way. Or anything? This is a question that we have Quran is asking us you have we have to ask ourselves this point, where am I going?

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What's the end goal here?

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You know,

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what's next I

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find it adorable. I ask Allah azza wa jal to keep us to guide us and to keep us guided. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us appreciate this book. There are programs and activities here in the Russian inshallah to Allah in which the intention would be to explore the Quran and engage the Quran at a deeper level hamdulillah the summer program mashallah chef, Yasser and him and said Malik Shah here for the youth. They're analyzing and studying a sword use of this of how I can see the impact of just studying so refusal on these young men and women may Allah Subhana Allah bless them. And also we have weekly sessions as well. And there's on the weekends, there's also a Quran Holika here,

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that would be great for the adults for the adult men and I know that the sisters also have some Quran Holocaust but we need to take it to the next level. Read the Quran, engage it, study it, reflect ponder upon it take take the time to really process this book. This book, may Allah Subhana Allah make us of the people of this book.

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And last weekend and Hamdulillah we had a session I believe it's recorded to see us working as seen with

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chef for Hansberry and Chef Ahmed below Melosa

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I bless him and we intend inshallah to have these programs

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regularly inshallah every two to every three months inshallah Allah we're going to have one of these programs be the light Allah so please you know take advantage of them, be excited about it attend insha Allah may Allah Subhana Allah bless you may Allah azza wa jal make us, the people of the Quran, a community of the Quran, may Allah subhanaw taala make us of the companions of the Quran. May Allah Subhana Allah benefit us by the Quran makers of those who are touched

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