Prophetic Chronicles #08

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The segment discusses the confusion surrounding Jesus's title system and the importance of not missing a meal and not being hungry. The journey from Islam is described as exhausting and difficult, with the need for people to follow the Prophet's teachings and eliminate false accusations. The importance of leadership and discernment is emphasized, along with the need for everyone to be positive and make a difference in people's lives. The journey is described as tough and difficult, with injuries and injuries causing some challenges.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam Loma Linda Murano found me my limp Tina was named Mel gentlemen Latina Semyon want to call it to be able to center

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yeah how you have to younger American history also Atlanta, Shetland Aquila.

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Well as Akina in an unforeseen alfalfa tie

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well that

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tonight's story

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that we find in the prophetic tradition

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is actually a story that we can all benefit from and it has some very deep lessons,

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including lessons

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in various aspects of life but including lessons in leadership. Alright.

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This The story begins with Saudi Arabia, the famous scholar, asking his teacher,

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even Abbas, may Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with him and his father.

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He told him that

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scholar or you know,

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a knowledgeable person by the name of NOFX

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will be clearly made a claim he made a claim that Moses

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right have been to Israel of the children of Israel eel, is not the same Moses

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that is mentioned in the story of Elijah

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in sort of guff.

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Now, just to give you an idea, this this person Nofal McCauley

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was a student someone that took a narrated from a very famous figure known as capital.

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Right, he was a rabbi that accepted Islam and that used to share a lot he was a very, you know, learned person, you know, someone that master the Old Testament and all that, but he very often with relate stories that are known as Israeli yet, right? Biblical stories.

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when he made this claim, when when Noah made this claim that caught the attention of Sir aw bear, who was a great scholar. So he wanted to verify that information with his teacher of the loving Ibis. But I'm doing my best when he heard this, he was actually very upset and angry, and he said, Can I do Allah? He said,

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the enemy of Allah has light.

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such harsh words, but he was upset because someone gave inaccurate information. Right? Someone attributed something to Allah subhanho wa Taala or spoke about something in the Quran

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based on their personal opinion, and they made a grave mistake.

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And he was he found that to be very offensive. So my boss says, you know, that's, that's a lie. This enemy of Allah lied. And of course, he didn't literally mean it. Right? He was just, you know, then that triggered that cause even at best actually, to tell us the story which he heard from obey Monica. So I said, I heard OBEY HIM to kind of say that he heard the message of Allah Azza wa sallam tell the story, the promises of them gave a commentary, if you will, on the story that is already mentioned in the Quran. So you're gonna see a lot of parallels, right? Wars are statements that are repeated. So according to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he said, Baba Musa alayhis, salam, Musa Moses was giving a speech to his people. And he was asked as to who is the most knowledgeable person, right, who is the most knowledgeable person for Allah and Allah. So he said, I am the most knowledgeable person, right? Or he was asked if he knew who the most knowledgeable person was. And he said, I know who it is. And he, you can interpret it in two ways. Either he said, I am the most knowledgeable person or he said, I know who the most knowledgeable person is.

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And he didn't say well, Allahu Allah and Allah knows best. Right? So the promises Salam said that the act of Allahu Allah, Allah subhanho, wa Taala admonished him, right. And he told him, that in the abdomen, a body a servant of Mine,

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pay attention to this word servant of Mine.

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Right at the intersection of the two C's.

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He said to him that a servant of Mine I

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The junction or the intersection of the junction of the two seas, or the two rivers or the two bodies of water has more knowledge than you.

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So Musa alayhis salam, ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada as to whether he can meet him. You know if there's any way any access to him.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala told him to take with him fish. He take, he said, Take a fish, put it in a basket, where you lose that fish is where you're going to find that man.

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So Musa alayhis salam set out on a journey,

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along with his

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apprentice or his disciple, or his students and his assistant and his,

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you know, who?

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you should have known. Right? Knowing also the biblical name of his Joshua. So Musa took Joshua with him. And they went out and they had a basket. They had a fish in a basket, we're gonna call it a fish in the basket.

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So Joshua was in charge of that fish, you should have known.

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So when they reached this particular spot,

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Iraq, right, when they reached this particular spot,

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the fish

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out of the basket

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into the water.

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the next day, and Joshua did not Joshua actually saw this, he saw this.

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Joshua didn't tell Musa alayhis salam, the next day Moses, he got up and that he took off and they traveled all day long. And all night long.

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This time, he didn't stop, not to stop he traveled.

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Until finally Musa said to him, You know what, attina Allah and Allah Padilla P name is Serena Havana, Saba.

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This has been a very exhausting journey. Bring us our lunch. And that's when Joshua had was reminded, or he had the opportunity to tell him what happened to the fish.

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And the process and them,

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you know, made a comment. When a meal sub Hetalia was on McKenna Levy, O'Meara Bay, he said Musa alayhis salam up until he reached that spot.

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Right? Where the two bodies of water meet, right? He didn't feel any exhaustion, or any hunger.

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But he couldn't find anyone. So he went past it.

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And he kept he kept traveling.

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So when Joshua told him that we actually lost the fish

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at that rest place, or you know the junction of the two seas back there by the by the rock.

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But I forgot to tell you Well, Matt and Sandy who Alicia Tonto and Cora, and Satan made me forget it.

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Musa told him that's what we were looking for.

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So there was this extra journey this there was this extra travel that he did that wasn't necessary, because Allah has I told him, you're going to find

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right this man in this right at the spot where you're going to lose the fish.

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So Musa alayhis salam returned,

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and when he returned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said

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that he found

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Allah azza wa jal actually said something in the promises haven't mentioned it.

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For tender Allah, sorry, Hema Kasasa they actually retrace their footsteps. They went back on the same trail, right, retracing their path back to where they were, because they didn't want to miss it.

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So, so they found this man who was covered who who was covered

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with a garment. So Musa said to him a Salam aleikum, he greeted him by the greeting of peace, said peace be upon you.

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So the man said to Musa

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and Nabi Abacha Salam.

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Where did this greeting come from? This is not a land where people greet each other like this. Some scholars said, perhaps that territory was not a territory of believers. Right? So the man didn't know who this person was. Because he only knows what Allah taught him. Musa would have not known who this person was.

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except that Allah azza wa jal has told him right. So he said to him, I am Musa.

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So the man who's identified by the province has some Allah, how do you send them as a pillar? Right in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala identifies him as the Elijah abdomen AB Idina, one of our servants. And by the way, the Quran consistently calls prophets and messengers, a bad Deena our servants, because servitude or servant servant hood is to Allah subhanho wa taala. And to whom ever Allah azza wa jal puts you to, to be in their service is the highest

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status a person can earn to be called our servant by Allah subhanho wa taala. Mind you this study is mentioned in the very surah in the Quran, in which the Sunnah begins by Allah Subhana Allah praising himself and saying, Alhamdulillah Allah, the ends Allah, Allah abdiel keytab Praise be to Allah who revealed to His servant, meaning Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and that is why the province is telling us to take pride in this in this in this particular title. So the process I'm used to say, in them and Abdullah, what are Sudha tokoto Abdullah who I am but the servant of Allah, and His Messenger, so address me as the servant of Allah and His Messenger, right? Isa, Jesus, son of Mary,

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peace be upon him. Same thing, what was the first thing that he said when he when he spoke by the in the Abdullah, he said, I am the servant of Allah. So Allah subhana, Allah praises them. This is actually in my opinion, also an indication that alquiler was most likely a prophet.

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The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that he's a prophet. Some said no, he wasn't a prophet, he was a righteous man. He was a Willie, he was a saint, or he was a righteous man.

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And there are some who say that he was a prophet, but he wasn't a messenger. I don't like to make that distinction, but it most likely according to the majority of the scholars, he was a prophet.

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Right? Because Allah Subhana Allah revealed to him or gave him knowledge. And because Allah Subhana Allah refers to him as our servant. Right? And because Allah subhanaw taala says that we have given him knowledge.

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So so I'll have said to Musa Musa of the children of Israel.

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He said yes.

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So now this is how we know it's the same Musa it's not a different Musa. So another new of Musa, the Prophet of the children of Israel, he said, You're you are Musa, the children of Israel? He said, Yes, indeed.

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So he said to him,

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Allah is Allah, in the Quran, Allah ilmi Illman mineral Mila here, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad, he said, You Musa indeed have knowledge from Allah subhanaw taala that I have no knowledge of. Allah has given you knowledge that I don't I don't possess that I don't have.

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Well, and I really mean, and I am. I have knowledge. Well, and I mean, l Mila Alemany he likes to animal. He said, I indeed, likewise have knowledge that Allah has given me that you don't have

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there is a debate amongst scholars, the vast majority of the scholars are of the opinion that no no way Musa was was of a higher status because he was what a prophet and a messenger

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and he was Kilim Allah.

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Yeah, the prophesy Salim says do not

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do not raise me above Musa

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Musa had a very high status.

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So Did Allah have more knowledge than Musa

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he had different knowledge he had knowledge that Musa didn't have so in that sense he had what more now Musa have more knowledge and higher status and yes, he did.

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He received Allah subhanaw taala wrote for him what Katana Allah Whoville Allah no prophet, we're not told about any prophet that received something like this, right So Musa Musa as statuses is,

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is higher than yet Musa installed to go and learn from him. There he because he possessed the knowledge that some knowledge that Musa didn't have. So Musa said to him, hell activate Ocala and to eliminate me Madelinetosh EDA, I want to follow you. Would you teach me from what Allah Subhana Allah has taught you?

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Right? I want to be so he said to him, and this is part of the knowledge that Allah has given

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In Him, He said

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in the calendar Sofia Maya sobre you will not be able to tolerate

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this you won't be able to be patient

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Musa didn't give up and and he said to him and I'm not blaming you okay for a distributor Allah Malam to help me Cobra, how are you expected to be patient with something that you won't you won't have the interpretation of or the knowledge of, it's gonna be very difficult.

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So Musa said to him Saturday Dooney insha Allah Who so I've been on my last silica Mala he said, you will indeed find me Musa now is wants to make a deal with him. Right? He said, you will find me to be patient, and I will not disobey you. Now Musa did not like he actually kept his his that part of his bargain that I will not disobey you.

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Right. Okay. So he said, Okay, if that's the case, then I'll have a Tibetan if you follow me if you come with me. Well, as I said, Do not ask me any question about anything, don't question anything until I am the one to tell you is its interpretation.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that from Tala call Hebrew where Musa Musa and al Qaeda started walking, you know, along the, this body of water, right.

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So a boats came by, so they asked them to actually take them to the other side.

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They asked them if they can, you know, give them a lift, if they can ride with them or sail with them. So

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when they spoke to them, they acknowledge they actually they, they were able to

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you know,

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you know, they were able to acknowledge who

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you know, the owners of this boat. So they said to them, yes, right, they took them and they did not make them pay anything. So they took them for free.

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So in a different narration, it said that while they were on that boat, a bird came

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took a dip in the water right took some of the water and flew and that's when a lot of said to Musa my knowledge and your knowledge combined does not equal compared to the knowledge of Allah Subhana Allah is not equivalent to what this bird took from this water. It's nothing so drop, you know people say a drop in the bucket. No, imagine a drop in an ocean.

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Nothing Nothing.

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Right. So Allah's knowledge is vast. So

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right after saying this, he actually went and he

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one of the panels

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right of this boat and pulled it off.

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Yeah, he damaged Well,

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this appears to be a damaged now. Right? It's a damaged, it's a damaged boat. So Musa when he saw this, he said to him, why would you do something like this to a people that did us nothing but a favor? Right?

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Do you intend to to, to, to cause them to sink?

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That's when Elsa looked at him. And he said, Didn't I tell you you won't be able to tolerate this?

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Didn't I tell you do we agree that you're not going to question me? So he said to him?

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Forgive me, for I have forgotten. Right? This This was tough. This is the first test don't.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says

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that, after that, after they dropped them off, right?

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They started walking again, by the shore, or the Bank of that river if it was a river or that body of water.

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And that's when he spotted a young boy, this is gonna get a little graphic here. He spotted a young boy playing with other kids. So I'll hit her went to him and killed him. I'm not going to give a literal translation of what was mentioned because it just

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noticed that they have we have kids, so he killed this little boy.

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Imagine in a very brutal fashion actually. Right? Very like so. Musa said to him, how could you kill this innocent soul?

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You just took an innocent life.

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Right? This is indeed an evil that you have just committed. Right?

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Musa so far he has not what Yanni a lot of did not tell him to go right and he went left. So far Musa is just questioning, right? So that's when I'll have to set him Allah Allah Allah in the calendar Sofia Maria sobre Didn't I tell you that you will for surely not be able to tolerate this, you won't be able to handle it.

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And that's what Musa realized that wow, this is tough. This is tough. Right? So he said to him in sales to cache in Bedford. So having said if I asked you about anything if I question anything from now on, right?

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We go our separate ways. You don't have to, I don't have to accompany you're not obligated to to be my companion anymore.

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But beloved family dinner Mila Dooney Audra.

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So they they went, they continue their journey, and they reached a town or a village.

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And they asked the people of that village to host them.

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Welcome them, give them something. Do you have anything in between? So the people of that village were an evil, horrible village and town. They refuse to welcome them.

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Whether they realize who they had as their guests or not imagine you have Kaleem Allah the person that spoke to Allah subhanaw taala. Musa alayhis salam and you have with him Al herder, the servant of Allah azza wa jal, and you refuse to host them.

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Now when they did that, did Musa and Heather curse them and

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they refuse their loss?

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Great, Adam, you know about with regards to our ego, you call someone or you ask someone for a favor, you're and then they turn you down and you get offended. You feel hurt.

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You know, your pride has been the irony.

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No, okay. Now, he came for a mission. And further.

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They found a wall that was falling apart and old wall. So he decided to

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renovate it. Right? So that doesn't fall. Right.

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Some say that he all he did is just he did this with his hand Danny. And

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by the grace of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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It was, you know, because it was it was falling. It was like, you know, it was about to fall. So Musa said to him

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Oh, when I tell you now, let me tell you for now what I'm your MO nanosheet tele to have dally here. As you said these people, they did not feed us. They did not host us. Right. They did not welcome us. They will not hospital to us. Right. You know, you can actually get paid you can ask to be paid for this right? You just did.

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That's what I've heard. I've said to him, Hey, if you're operating with me, this is this is where we separate. I told you not Musa was like questioning what he did. He was just suggesting that something he told me I told you not to talk to me about anything that I do until I'm the one to explain it to you. So so he said how I feel about Kobe neobank I will explain to you what has happened. The prophesy Salim said

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Your hammer Allahu Musa, may Allah azza wa jal shower Musa with mercy.

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That was it to Anna who can tell you I mean Akbar Hema.

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Right. He said, I wish that Moses was patient.

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So that we could have learned more, because he they would have continued their journey more would have revealed to us and this is where the narration basically

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ends, obviously, of course, he explained to him what what he did and why he did it. Right. So he explained to him that you know, that the boat was going to be was on its way to enter the territory of a tyrannical ruler and king who would have taken it, he would have seized and these you know, poor sailors would have lost, they're basically the only means that they have, you know, to earn to earn for, you know, to make a living. Right. But now when

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you know, when he did what he did to it right now, the king wouldn't take wouldn't take a damaged boat. Right?

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Especially if it's for for you know, for, for his naval forces for it for the war, right. So by doing this, which is an evil, but it's the lesser of the two evils he actually saved

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saved their business. Right. So sometimes we think

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Take a small loss for a bigger gain or for to MIT to minimize or to lessen your, your loss in the future.

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Right. And in this, there's a huge lesson for us that Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes things happen for for the greater good, you may not realize it, it may hurt, right? But in the long run, it's actually better for you. Well, luckily, I don't want to lie to you, you may hate something that is good for you. Right? And you may

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love something that is bad for you. And Allah knows and we know not. Right. Obviously. He said to Musa Omar fell to one every I did not do this on my own. This was a revelation, he was guided by Allah Subhan Allah so Allah subhanaw taala told him, same thing with the loss with the with that child, right?

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This child was going to grow to become

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an abuser, not only an abuser, but a Kaffir. Who was who was going to and his parents were believing we're believers, sincere believers, Allah Subhana. Allah wanted to save them from a miserable future. Right? So he took him when he was still innocent in his in his childhood, right. And as for the wall, it belong to a couple of orphans

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in that town, that horrible, not so hospitable village, right. And beneath it, there was there was there was a treasure

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that their father or their great grandfather had left for them. And these two orphans, if this Wall had fallen, people would have felt these people were very greedy, they didn't even any hosts are welcome a profit and to profits. What do you think they would have done to these two orphans? Right, when they couldn't be kind or nice or respectful to to strangers, they may have not have known that they were prophets. So Allah subhanaw taala sent this he sent to

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two of the most righteous people of that time

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Musa and

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while it was set up to save their future, to save their wealth, right? Allah subhanaw taala said Musa so this is what Allah subhanaw taala Yang has for the believers, that you think your risk is in your head, you think that your business is in your control, you think that you you have to control every aspect of your life in order to ensure a comfortable future?

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Or four or or a comfortable retirement, or a safe future. We think our safety and our welfare, right in our prosperity is all in our hands. And it's not.

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Allah subhanaw taala send them a prophet and two prophets to save their future. They had no clue whatsoever. They were you know, were they in good hands.

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Not the villagers. They were in good in the Good Hands, in the blessed hands in the benevolent hands of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Who has ensured

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and secured our risk our provision. So it's in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala. Now, of the, you know, lessons of leadership that we learned from this story that I would like to highlight, and we'll conclude with this because it's taken a long time, so long story.

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But a very, it's a very important lesson of leadership in addition to the humility that they had Musa had, and his pursuit of knowledge mooses you know, we talked about this in the hotwire, I talked about how Musa was so eager to learn. So um, I saw that he was willing to continue to travel until he finds this man who had some knowledge that he didn't have, and he went to pursue it. And we know our scholars were inspired by this. May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with him. Throughout history, there used to be scholars will travel for a month, just to go and hear Hadith and then come back. Can you imagine someone flying, let's say from overseas, coming here, right to meet one of

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you. Let's say you have knowledge, you have some research that you have done. They come and they obtain this, right? And then they just jump on the next plane back.

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This is very common if someone does it. I mean, people do this, if they have to pick up very important valuable documents or something like that, right? But can you imagine someone doing something like this? Now for knowledge?

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We find it too difficult to access information or verify something when it's just literally at our fingertips. Like oh my god, I might you want me to Google it?

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Why can't you just tell me in some of my students, I like can you Google it? Like why can't you just tell me if you know?

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Because I want you to work for it. You know, now that you know we used to we used to do real research I remember like 25 years

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to go, I remember, we know, if you wanted to verify, you know,

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you know, 50, you know, an aspect of FIP, you had to go, you know, pull up the books of the Hanafi school affect the books of the Maliki School of the books of the shot. And then you have to look and you have to book mark and we used to eat, who uses index cards anymore, I still have some left, I still have some left. And we bookmark them and then God forbid, if the bookmark falls off and you forgot where it was.

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Now it's all day you just cut and paste.

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Right? You cut and paste, even that is too much for some people. So Musa there is no doubt that there's, it's a inspirational story when it comes to seeking knowledge right, but also there is there is there is a lesson, very important lesson in leadership. And that is the lesson of servanthood.

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The lesson of servanthood

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prophets and messengers Allah Sahaja refers to them as Allah Subhana Allah servants, but they also are in the service of Allah in the service of a loss.

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Allah servants, their followers, they used to serve them and one of the greatest or the greatest service actually that they have done us is what teaching us and guiding us providing us with guidance and teaching us but on top of that, they used to be at the service of their people. Look at Musa for instance, you know, if you just analyze Musa and his personality, one of the part of the reason Musa could not handle this very, you know, tough lesson was because Musa had this commitment to, to right?

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To do the right and to, to forbid what is wrong, right from his youth, when he saw a man abusing him, you know, the when he saw the Egyptian man basically beating up one of the Hebrews, what did he do?

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He stood up right to him. He saw two women, right not being able to water, their hurt. What did he do? He helped him write his family and needed some some fire. He stopped. And he said, I will go and get it for you. He didn't say he didn't tell his wife, okay, I'm gonna sit here you go look for it. He went to look for more salads. Right? And then he came back to serve his people and lead them and he led them. And every time they needed something, they came to him Musa in Santa, and he would ask Allah subhanaw taala or he would do so he didn't hesitate to serve his people at least.

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Look at them killing himself. Right? He was actually doing he was doing a service. He was doing a favor to all these people. Right? But look, I mean, he saw a wall he actually took care of it. He didn't say I'm I'm very special. Let someone else do it. Let's hire someone to do it. For them. He did it himself. And he didn't hesitate the prophets Allah Allah, Allah insha. Allah himself used to engage with the companions of the Prophet with his own companions.

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At home, he was in the service of his family members, when his wives were asked, What did the Prophet the Messenger of Allah set them to do at home? Did he just sit down to be served and to be treated like a king? They said, No, can a female female wanted to ally if he wasn't busy doing something? You know, like teaching someone or doing something or receiving revelation from Allah azza wa jal, he was at the service of the members of his household.

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Salallahu Alaihe Salam,

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right, as one of our

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great scholars said, serve this not serve us.

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They were not all about serving us. They were they were about service to people. Service. So servanthood is something that they took pride in. And they took pride and they did it humbly. Without making people feel like they're doing them a favor. So the promises served his family moves. He served, he was also at the service of his companions. So Allah, they said, If anyone needed anything from him, the message of Austin Salem was there for them.

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When they dug the trench, the prophets and Selim was with them, you know, any, I don't want to say any getting dirty, but he was always pure SallAllahu I think he was setting them whatever he touches his, you know, is purified, but the process of them with his own blessing, hence,

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he went in and he dug with them. As a matter of fact, whenever they couldn't go through something, it will because there was a huge boulder it was very, you know, what do you call it very, you know, solid ground, they would ask the mercy of Allah to come,

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a strike or two will take care of it. So Allah isn't, so he worked with him. So Allah Azza.

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So, if for those of us who we always talk about leadership qualities and determination and self confidence and this and that, but one of the greatest

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essential qualities of leadership one of the greatest qualities of leaders is servanthood. being of service of Allah so habitat and being at the service of the servants of Allah azza wa jal and serving their community, right? Whenever someone is in need,

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whenever someone is, is in distress, whenever it's whenever someone you know, is ill.

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They're there to make a difference in people's lives. Ask Allah azza wa jal to make you and I have those who serve Allah subhanaw taala purely and sincerely for his sake, whom Allah azza wa jal is pleased with them and I ask Allah Subhana Allah to make you and I who who of those who serve others, right May Allah azza wa jal help you and I overcome our weaknesses and our shortcomings. Ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless you Subhanak along with 100 commercial to La Land in a Sofitel going into the lake was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Thank you for your patience and