Mohammed Faqih – Protection through the Quran

Mohammed Faqih
AI: Summary © The Prophet's surah is viewed as a test for one's knowledge and ability to control. Personal success is measured through tests such as wealth and knowledge, and individuals are rewarded with hard work and dedication. The importance of protecting oneself and family is emphasized, and young people are encouraged to use the Internet to learn about the Prophet's teachings.
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In Alhamdulillah, a mother who was saying you know what, some beautiful study or the villa heater I mean sure Oreo fusina. Amin say Molina but yeah De La Villa when you're doing for the Haryana mashallah ilaha illallah wa de hola Sharika wash How do I know Mohammed Abdullah Hora Sudha wasafi human being in Hawaii we're kalila Bella risotto Adele Amanda Toronto so he had the hill Alma Salawat Allahu wa salam Ali. Yeah, you hola dena. toquilla. Hakka to RT one at mo tuna Illa. And to move to the moon yeah, Johan NASA Taku Docomo Larry Holika come in I've seen Wahida wahala come in has Oh Jaha what was the mean? humare Jalan cathedral when he saw

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what the hula hula de Tessa and want to be human or ham in hola hurricane alley caught off fever. Yeah, you're living in LA LA Caudill studied.

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Well, if you look on my main YouTube ala Rasulillah, Taka defesa hos and Alima.

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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we have mentioned in the past that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recommended that we recite circle calf every Friday, or that we recite the first 10 verses and the last 10 verses or at least the last 10 verses and of the virtues of this surah that were mentioned in various narrations

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is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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taught his companions about this surah being a protection from one of the greatest trials and tribulations and test that a person a human being can ever face.

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And that is in this life and that is the fitna or the test and the trial of a dijet

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who is as mentioned in a hadith shall Rova EBU uncover

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the worst

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the worst that anyone is anticipating

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and protection from the fitna of the JAL means either that the person is going to

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be given strength and Allah Subhana Allah if the gel is to appear in your lifetime, Allah subhanho wa Taala will expose

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this person and that Allah subhanaw taala is going to strengthen you and help you overcome this fitna and stand your ground.

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Or it means that Allah subhanho wa Taala will choose for the believer not to even be present and avoid confronting the jail or being approached by the jail altogether.

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And Allah will choose for the believer whatever is best.

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Nonetheless, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told his companions that no prophet came before me, except that he warned his own Ma, his people of the fitna of a didja.

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Now, the question, Scott was asked, what is the connection between us being protected from the fitness of the gel in this particular sutra? So some scholars analyzed the sutra and they said, Well, if we look closely, the sutra actually talks about various types of trials and tests and tribulations.

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Right. And there are four examples that are mentioned there in the four stories that

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distinguish this surah from other sutras.

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And the first story of the people of the cave, they were tested in their religion, it was a spiritual test.

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And in the story of the man with the two gardens,

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it was the test of wealth.

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Someone who had a lot both of them had wealth, one of them had more than the other. The person that had less, was thankful and humble, the person that had more wasn't. And then we looked at how both of them went through that test.

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And how ALLAH SubhanA who wants to Allah bless the person who was thankful for what Allah azza wa jal has given him though it was little, it was less than the other, it was lesser. And the person that was given more wealth and more resources, was arrogant and was ungrateful, and how that person suffered the consequences of his attitude and his lack of gratitude.

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And then the third is story is the story of the fitna of real knowledge

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scholarship and knowledge. And we talked about this in the past and how Prophet Musa alayhis salam

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sought now knowledge, he assumed at some point that he was the most knowledgeable but when it was brought to his attention that there was someone else

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that had more or had knowledge that he didn't possess Musa alayhis salam when seeking that knowledge.

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And in the journey, we see what a hippo did with his knowledge and what Musa alayhis salam did with his knowledge, because part of the test of the knowledge is that we have to pursue

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and seek beneficial knowledge. But at the same time, we have to be able to act upon that knowledge. That knowledge has to really change us make us better individuals. That's the test of knowledge. And then comes the story of the Incarnation whom Allah azza wa jal gave plenty of resources, Allah gave him power, Allah subhanaw taala gave Him authority.

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And it is said that he was one of

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the few people one of the four people that possessed and have control of that of the West and the East.

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And then hadith is mentioned that two of them were believers for conquer the entire globe, or the entire world, the known world at that time.

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Two believers and two non believers. And the two believers are Sulaiman Alayhis Salam, the Prophet and the king, kings, Philemon, and the other one was incarnate.

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And we saw how they'll coordinate and use the resources and the power that Allah Subhana Allah has given

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and how he put it to good use.

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So these are the four tests and they said, This encompasses all the tests that any person faces in this life.

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What I wanted to do today is make a connection about what was mentioned in the beginning of the sutra.

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And maybe something that was mentioned at the end of the surah.

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You see, unlike

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any other test, there is something very unique about this test that you and I are going through.

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There are a few unique things about this test.

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And the reason I'm bringing this up again, my dear brothers and sisters is because if we focus on anything other than what Allah azza wa jal created us for, if we allow the various distractions in this life,

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to distract us from what we're here for. And if we seek to control everything,

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in our lives, every variable, every factor, every little detail, which is one of the obsessions of this day and age of ours, that we try to control everything and we're not happy and satisfied, until we're able to control everything, then we realize that we can't control everything and we just, we're caught up in this vicious cycle.

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And we lose track of what we're doing and what we're supposed to do. And we're distracted from the very

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purpose for which Allah subhanaw taala brought us to this life so Allah azza wa jal makes it very clear in this surah and other suitors that we are here to be tested. In Nigeria, no matter the zenith, Allah Halina below home, are you home X? I know I'm Allah.

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But I'm like many of these tests, like for instance, you know, test teachers give it to their, to their students, which is based on the average of students and what do you expect from the students? Allah subhana wa taala. Our tests are individual tests, almost tailored to what you're capable of.

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individual tests.

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And Allah subhanaw taala tests you to see what you're going to do, and whether you're going to do your best. Not whether you're going to do better than someone else. know if you're going to do your best.

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If you're going today to go and become better than you were yesterday and tomorrow better than you are today, until you reach your best potential and Allah azza wa jal knows our potentials.

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So we can come and use excuses. Well, I didn't study well. While this was beyond my capacity, I couldn't handle it.

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Because if you have a legitimate excuse, then you're excused. We know this even in the technical aspects of the Sharia. And

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if you can't stand, if you can't pray, standing, then you can pray sitting.

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So Allah you can leave there is a principle in the Quran, Allah you can live for long enough said Allah was our tests, your tests, whatever Allah puts you are through

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is within your capacity.

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And Allah Subhana Allah wants to

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See whether you're going to do your best or not. But again, many of us we forget that we're here to be tested. We think that we're here at some people think that they're here to be rewarded.

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This is the problem. When Allah says in Niger mmm I love the zealot Allah we made whatever is on earth and a dormant for it for it.

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And indeed We have attachments and we have appetite for various aspects of this dunya is really nice you have Bucha how

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Allah Subhana Allah mentions that that's, that's, that's part of the test.

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But Allah as we just says,

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The Blue Are you home?

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This is what we're here for. I'm being tested. And that is why even the example or the person that we mentioned today, man I like his son, when he saw when ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala showed him

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a sign of his might end power. And he was able to transfer or one of his subjects and one of his soldiers transferred, brought

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the mighty throne of the Queen of Sheba all the way to where he was sitting instantaneously on the spot brought it for no matter how he was stuck. When he saw that when he saw what the resources and the power that Allah has given him. What did he say?

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This this is very impressive. He didn't he yellow Wow, he didn't give high fives to those who are around them and say Wow, amazing. He says Hi there. I mean fugly Robbie, this is from the bounties and the blessings of my Lord, the blue money to test me ash Kuru I'm act for to see whether I am going to be thankful whether I'm humbly going to be thankful and express gratitude, or whether I'm going to let this get to me

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and deny Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.

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He realized that even this

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I mean, even the reward or whatever Allah azza wa jal gives you all the blessings that you and I are enjoying, they're all ultimately our test from Allah azza wa jal, and Allah has better for those who are thankful. So we have to keep that in mind. That everything that we have, whether it's good or bad, it's a test from Allah Subhana Allah, because Allah said so and we need to be reminded of this, we need to remind ourselves of that.

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But here is a gift from Allah Subhana. Allah Allah mentioned, if you go back if you rewind, and if you go back to the beginning of the Surah, Allah azza wa jal tells us where we can find the answers for all the questions that we have all the issues that puzzle us, all of us situations that actually cause you know, that that that are dilemmas in our lives. Whenever we get confused, we get distracted, that we have something we have an amazing resource available to us.

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And Allah azza wa jal says Alhamdulillah Praise be to Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Abdullah Kitab, the one who revealed to His servant the book,

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there is no crookedness in it.

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Here you have at your disposal, a manual, a book, a reference, that if you were to utilize us live by,

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contemplate ponder upon, examine and live by, you're going to be able to pass every test.

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If there is no crookedness in another surah Allah azza wa jal installed are two of the Quran surah baqarah Allah subhanaw taala and the second verse of it says, Lara you Buffy Valley Kalki tabula rasa Buffy This is the book in which there is no discrepancy.

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The answers are given, the test is tailored, almost perfect, perfectly tailored to your capacity and to your abilities. And the answers are given. And if you we if we if we fast forward to the end of the surah

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us

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clearly what the vision and what the mission is supposed to be.

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But in Nama and overshadow Miss LUCAM in the last surah, in the closing of the Surah, Allah Subhana Allah says to the Prophet, I am not a human being like you, you have, but it's Allah Subhana Allah sends me a revelation

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a simple fact a self evident, simple reality that your Lord is one

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for men can be whoever has come to the realization and has certainty and believes in meeting with their Lord, which is something that no one can deny. Only a foolish individual will deny this.

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Only someone who's completely heedless.

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And I know that sometimes we don't want to read

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He come to terms with this.

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Right? Because it just ruins any fun that we have something that is not that pleasant to keep brief be reminded off or remind ourselves. But if you look at the Syrah the history, and the lifestyle of our previous of our scholars, one of the scholars said, If a day passes by without me being reminded or reminding myself remembering death,

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right? That's a horrible day. That's a huge loss. Because I can't afford to do that every day.

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To come to terms with it, we have to remember that we're not here to last. We're not here to live forever. So ALLAH SubhanA taxes for men canaille Julia Cara be whoever is certain of meeting their Lord that we're going to eventually die and stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala and that we are on this path to that that is our final destination. Allah Subhana Allah says, fell, yeah, let him work.

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What I'm talking about here what the Quran says he's teaching us as not to sit around and just contemplate on these things and lose interest in everything around us, but rather use what Allah azza wa jal has given us work and work hard. Tell ya man, I'm alongside and however that work of ours has to be something righteous, something that Allah Subhana Allah accepts something, something godly for the Yamuna. I'm along saleha.

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Well, I You should make very clear that Europe be ahead and do not associate be sincere and devote yourself to Allah none other than Allah azza wa jal

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the vision, your journey, our behavior, the mission, I'm an AMA alongside him, let him do righteous it and not associate partners with Allah subhana with the Allah.

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So this is why this surah is so important. And I will close my dear brothers and sisters by saying the following.

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They said, if we're able to be reminded

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of what it takes to pass the little tests that we face in this life, they're little compared to what Allah says, compared to death, compared to the fitna of the grave, compared the fifth compared to the fitna of the Day of Judgment,

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compared to the fitna of the journal are being tested in your religion in your faith.

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There are little things, the little trivial things that we we think we're missing or we think we're we're someone is robbing us off these little things, here and there.

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These tests are little.

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But if we're able to remember that Allah subhanaw taala is testing us

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faith is a gift from Allah, and it's a test and that you're going to be challenged like the people of the cave war challenge. Wealth is a gift from Allah, but it's also a test. And it's not a reward.

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Knowledge is a gift from Allah Subhana Allah, but it's also a test of authority and power is a gift from Allah, but it's also a test from Allah. And we are going to be held accountable for whatever Allah puts us in charge of whether it's a small family, or an entire clan, or bigger community, or even if you become an emperor or the ruler of the world. The bigger the responsibility is, the more you're going to be

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held accountable for and in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala. So if we are able to pass these little tests,

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then we're going to be strong enough to deal with the tests of the jungle. And we're going to be blessed and protected and saved by Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment, when that ultimately happens.

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before Allah subhanho wa Taala

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on a day, Allah subhanaw taala says letter confirming Coffea we will not be able to conceal or hide anything on a day on which you won't be able no one will be able to argue on your behalf on a day on which no excuse is going to be accepted.

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May Allah Subhana Allah make you and I have those who are prepared for that day of those who are blessed and protected and saved on that day Akula the cola stuff Allah honey welcome First of all we have fella come in the hula hula Rahim.

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Al hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam o Allah regarding Latina Safa but my dear brothers and sisters, I have to tell you this, I have to remind myself and I have to remind you, that it's important that we

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We not only remind ourselves and prepare ourselves and, and strengthen ourselves, but that we also

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are protective of our family

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and our offspring and our children.

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Yeah, you're Latina Amen to Allah subhanaw taala calls upon us, oh, you will believe who can protect yourselves and your families, not from the from the hellfire.

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So it's important that we do this. And I can think of anything that is that provides more protection.

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And that fortifies the believer. And that would be that was that was actually the source of salvation for those who are before us, for our ancestors, and it will be the source of salvation for us.

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And it will, it will be and it is, and it's the only

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source of protection and salvation for our children than the book of Allah Subhan Allah I can't think of anything greater than the book of Allah azza wa jal Kitab Allah, what happened, Allah has met him. So it is important that we reconnect with the Quran, and that we help our family members and our children reconnect with it,

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and let it play an active role in their lives. And that they have desire and excitement about it, about approaching it, about studying it, about understanding it, memorizing it, knowing you become familiar with the Quran, my dear brothers and sisters has to have a dynamic role in our lives.

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If that's not the case, there is nothing there is nothing that you can do. Not your culture, not your customs.

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Not your wealth, nothing. There's nothing you can do. You can't

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really if if really deluded and we are really deceiving ourselves, if we think that we've got it under control, and that our children are going to be fine. There is nothing that can protect them, you know, after Allah subhanaw taala except what Allah azza wa jal has already sent the Prophet and send them said, Dr. Phil,

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I have left with you, Matt intima sector and B. If you were to hold on to them until he Luba, you will not go astray. And one of the greatest challenges that we're facing now is that many Muslims, especially young professionals, and students, college students are facing fitna left and right in their deen and they're not doing what the people of the cave are doing the young men of the cave. know they're going right into the fitna

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and they're falling May Allah subhanaw taala protect them. And the Quran the Quran provides guidance provides protection and it provides answers. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us with the people of the Quran. Allah Masha Allah Allah Quran Allah, Allah Cohasset Allahumma in Nairobi, then what are the the cabana Eema you can also you know big commodity fina hockomock I don't feel like a walk. Let's look at the policemen who are like it's a meter behind. I want to houfy kitab ik oh I love to who I haven't been hunting. I will start softer behavioral midway between that and tell you Allah Khurana

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Kudo Vina one off Sardina which Allah

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Allah whom and find our final Quran was your email Manuel who didn't want me along with

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Egypt and Elena along with the Quran in Medina. Look our house so took along with

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alcohol so took me Allah and Allah subhana wa Taala I'm not gonna be everything, but I see him enough see within that V Bimala equity for Kadota

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soon it can be in me while it he was when he was at Penang Amina indica Hamid Majeed. Allah in the law who said while you

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