A Covenant

Moutasem al-Hameedy


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The speakers discuss the history and covenant of Islam, including fulfilling the user's right to Islam and finding a balance between moral principles and human values. They stress the importance of the universal morality of Islam, the historical and historical importance of men being able to see their own potential, and the responsibility of men to make their lives humble and loyal to Allah's. The speakers emphasize the need for men to elevate their human potential and honor their, and emphasize the importance of staying true to the book and living in one's life in a way that is Hamilton.

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All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him. We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion. But Allah alone, and I testify that Muhammad Sallallahu it he were early he was seldom is His servant and His Messenger or you who believe.

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Fear Allah as you should be feared and die not except in a state of submission to your Lord as Muslims or mankind be dutiful to your Lord who created you.

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Achievement the best words are those of Allah the Almighty and the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling them and the worst things in the religion or the newly invented matters for all the newly invented medicine religion are considered to be heretic innovations and bid and every bidder is misguidance.

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Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran

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and in lack of knowledge in ignorance.

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Allah subhanaw taala is here talking about the trust

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and the trust means there's an agreement

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that work that works both ways.

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And Allah subhanaw taala refers to this in the Quran many times. For example in Surah Al Baqarah Allah addresses many Israelites in and he says to them yeah Danny Israel had colonial mentality and I'm to Ali como phobia the EU Vbi decom.

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remember my favorites upon you

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and fulfill your agreement to me your side of the agreement of the covenant that I have with you and I will fulfill my side of it.

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Many times in the Quran Allah subhanaw taala refers to the concept of agreement.

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Allah says Whoa phobia dilla

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and fulfill your covenant your agreement with Allah.

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In another Surah, Allah subhanaw taala gives more detail

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and these details are about the origin of this agreement or the historical backdrop of this agreement. Allah says we will come in Beni Domingo Hui Henrietta home, wash her home Allah fusi him ls to be become Bella Shaheed dinner, and Taku yo, Melia naughty in Hakuna and Ha ha theory.

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And remember or acknowledge when your Lord has brought the Children of Adam, all of them

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from the back of their ancestors, from the back of Adam, the prophets are Salam explains in a hadith that Allah stroke the back of Adam and brought all of his progeny from his back in the form of small creatures, tiny little tiny creatures, then Allah addressed us unless to be our own become, Am I not your Lord?

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Am I not your Lord? Am I not your Creator? Am I not? Your Sustainer? Am I not the one who deserves your worship? By law, Bella, all of us said, yes, indeed are our Lord. That's the agreement. The agreement is the test of this life, that I am going to bring you into this life into this world.

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To fulfill the purpose for which I created you

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that you recognize me, you get to know me.

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And you act loyally to me towards me, I originated you, I created you, I favored you, I equipped you, I devised you. And I showered you with my fevers and my blessings left and right.

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And the reason I originated you and created you is for you to worship Me alone, so that your life is about me. So you make the journey back to me and I this is your side of the agreement. Then Allah side of the agreement is that if you fulfill that if you remain loyal to your true nature, to the purpose of your creation, you remain true to yourself.

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And you act accordingly. Then I will give you the highest honor ever, ever given to a creation. You will live forever close to me near me favored and

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with all of the blessings of Allah bestowed upon you.

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That is the side of the agreement. The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam one day he was with

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what I don't know Jebel Ali Allahu Anhu.

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And he said Dr. Moran

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Dreama hyperbola. Here I learned a bad one. I happen a bad day and Allah called Allahu wa rasuluh Adam, he said, Do you know what is the right of Allah upon the servants upon the creation? And what is the right of the Creation upon Allah? He said Allah and His Messenger know best. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Help Allahu Allah Ebert and Yabu who will usually who will be he she

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will help with a baddie and Allah and Nam In WA Hedo, who was our annual garlic. And now will you add

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the agreement of the right of Allah subhanaw taala upon his creation is that they worship Him alone without associating partners with him, that's his right upon them. And their right upon Allah is that if they fulfill this right of Allah, that he would not punish them in the hellfire.

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The Quran is all about this agreement. So this agreement is built in us this covenant is part of us. It's not an external factor that we have to borrow from outside. And it plays out in many ways in many fashions.

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In many cultures, we call the conscience

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a sense of morality that we all have with inborn morality. We all look forward to justice. We all appreciate justice, respect, equality, kindness, generosity. All of these principles are built in

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qualities, they are part of the agreement.

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They are part of the composition of the human being. We're not empty creatures that are waiting to be filled with content from society and other avenues of influence. That's not how humans function.

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And that's why many psychological schools and frameworks got it wrong. They treated the human mainly as an animal who is made of instincts and desires, and they call them needs. And they say, This is what shapes humanity. Then another factor that shapes humanity is social influence.

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The upbringing, socialization, the culture, the society, so you internalize this stuff, then you have a conflict between your instinctual needs, and the expectations of society. And humans live in this conflict.

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Although this is a profound understanding of humans, but there is much more. And this is the covenant,

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the universal morality that we humans recognize.

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We love justice. We love people who live morally.

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People who appreciate these ethical principles and live according to them, we admire them, we look up to them, we appreciate them, we seek to be like them.

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In every human society, the people who are respected and appreciated are the people who have a good level of morality.

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These are universal principles. We all admire these qualities.

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But this covenant, and this is what we call the football.

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This is a natural tendency or natural covenant with Allah that communicates with us through intuition, through emotions, sometimes through guilt.

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It's like a constant reminder. And that's what people who seek to take drugs and alcohol, they seek to kill the voice of conscience in them.

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Because it tortures them.

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When you act against more on principles, there is part

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part of you that torment you

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that bothers you all the time that you are going against yourself, you're violating yourself, you're betraying yourself.

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And then in the Arabic language and some other Muslim cultures, they call it a balmy,

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but this is the covenant that Allah subhanaw taala built in us. And then on top of this covenant that Allah gave us, He sent us a reminder of it, and that's the revelation. That's why you find the Quran referring to itself as the claw killer. And to the Prophet SAW Selim as more than kill, why a reminder, reminder reminder. So Islam is not alien to us, and then we need to internalize it. That's not how it works. We have Islam already built into our system,

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into our system and the Prophet SAW, Selim stated that clearly when he said Kulu, the new law

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every child is born in a state of football, natural, pure human nature, where this covenant is alive and well, where it's functioning.

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Forever, wow, who you will have we then here we will not sit on your hair or your medicine here. But then his parents change that fitrah they write over it.

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They push it downward, and bring something else which is socialization

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takes us away from our nature.

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But it's the duty of every human being to come back to the natural state

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of morality, of beautifulness to Allah subhanaw taala. And that's why human search for meaning, regardless of their background, no matter how hard people try to move away from the Lord, move away from Allah live a life of lust and desire, you will find there is something inside of them, that demands that they live a life of meaning.

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Something tortures them tells them when they really stray far away from the mark, that you live in your life for trivial things, there is a higher purpose for your life. So they start trying to reach out to it to sense it out. And they do that by living according to principles. You find them engaging in philanthropy and charity in charity work in social services, helping out others and they they see it they put it in words like work towards some

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something bigger than yourself.

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That's the covenant that's the religious covenants be craving for ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada the craving to find Allah and live for him

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being pushed away from the center of our functioning. It seeks to come back, but the mind pushes against it, the cultural pushes against it. So we get glimpses of it, then we try to secularize it and say, live a life of meaning a meaningful life. What is a meaningful life find purpose and the purpose? No, it has to be work for something, you have to work for something bigger than yourself.

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You have to be selfless. These are the principles of Islam. They push them away, they come back through the back, they come come in through the back door, you can't fight human nature.

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But you can choose to live your life and struggle pushing against this very powerful nature pushing against the natural covenant that Allah has built in you. But this will be a life of struggle and torture and self blame.

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So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada in the Quran, throughout the Quran and throughout the Sunnah of His Prophet Muhammad, Salah Salem, all he is telling us to do everything you find in the Quran and the Sunnah is telling us, Hey, be true to your human nature.

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Be true to this covenant that is at the center of who you are.

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That is at the deepest recesses of your being.

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Recognize it, acknowledge it, honor it, live from it. And then here is a clear delineated guidance that is detailed with specifications as to how you can act, this covenant out in real life. Here are the guidelines in the Quran and the Sunnah, and you'll find it in the Islamic system. So it's compatibility.

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That's how Islam works.

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And this is the true understanding of humans. You find today until today, ideologies are fighting different ideologies are fighting as to what humans really are, what are the forces that are acting within us.

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There is no force that is acting within humans, except that it's created by Allah subhanaw taala, for a good reason. But it's the bad management of these forces.

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That is making us call wrong. There is this covenant that calls us to Allah to live for the sake of Allah to find them, and then act this out in a way that is moral in a way that is decent, in a way that is selfless, in a way that is constructive.

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And then you have desires, yes, you have based desires.

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We have the need for survival. Yeah, we have the need for food and for mating. And we have the need even for competition. To affirm ourselves. None of this is essentially evil. But it when, when we run them the wrong way, when we mix them up in a way that is unhealthy that deletes some of those, or takes it out of its right place. That's when we go wrong. What we need to do is find a balance. Allah doesn't expect us and he doesn't want us to be angels on earth.

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But he wants us to elevate our human nature, to honor the covenant that he has given us. So we live for that purpose.

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And when we do that Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, I made a Saudi handmade decorating and farewell movement fellow here now who has a ton per year but

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those who do works of righteous deeds

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that come from Eman for coming from a state of belief, faith, recognition of this covenant with Allah recognition of the world of the unseen, acting out their purpose and acting on this covenant.

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Whether you are male or female, it's not about your gender. It's not about your background or your ethnicity or anything.

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For these people, we're going to make them live a godly life, here in this world.

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Whether that's the unknown,

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then we shall reward them with the best of the rewards in the hereafter. That's what good life comes from because you're fulfilling your purpose. You're reaching your full potential of humans of humanity. No forces within you are cancelling each other. On the contrary, you are creating a perfect alignment within yourself. You are utilizing everything that Allah has given you because Allah doesn't create anything to go to waste, but it is our mismanagement. It's our misreading of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala when we think

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We are more intelligent than divine prescription. That's when we go wrong when we become arrogant.

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And we think we know.

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And we forget about humbling ourselves before the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala that was designed for our own sake, to help us out when we make an enemy out of it.

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We even refer to the legislation in Islam as restrictions.

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We call them restrictions as if they are holding us back from our full potential.

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That's not how we refer to Islam. That's not what Islam works. Islam helps you tap on your full potential. It wants you to live life fully. Life of the heart, life of the Buddy Love Life of the Mind, your social life, everything, that's why your Islamic system was sent.

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But sometimes when we are too ignorant, and we think we know better, we start labeling things that are far better than what we know. We label them as deficient, we start picking on them, thinking we know. And that's the dilemma. That's the arrogance that we live in today. And it seems that this has engulfed the whole world today, and it has become the dominant culture. So it's the responsibility of each and every one of us to make sure that we live our lives humble, loyal to Allah subhanho wa Taala loyal to our human nature, don't leave it don't depart from it.

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moral principles are not socially constructed. Because that's what many ideologies are saying that moral principles are behavior are absorbed from society. No, they are built in the power of your covenant. They are at the center of your being. That's why they are universal. They have the roots in the deepest parts of who you are. That's why you can't get rid of them.

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That's why people will commit crimes and act indecently those people have a sense of guilt or shame.

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They have a lot of inner conflict, because they're going against their nature.

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So it's important to see things in context, that we are here in this world, we are brought with a covenant. And we have signed up to this covenant.

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And when we go against it, we're going to pay a very hefty price. And it guides us it nudges us, it reminds us it bothers us, it inspires us.

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And it is the perfect foundation for the revelation of Allah to be placed on so that it functions within ourselves because some Muslims function away from this. They think the religion of Islam is just a set of instructions that you have to force yourself, unwillingly, torture yourself with it, and then make your way to Jannah.

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That's not the ideal way of going about it.

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Islam and human nature identical.

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Islam was sent for you not to restrict you, but to help you grow. We need to look at it from the right perspective. We need to revisit how we approach the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Selim. If you look at the life of the companions, life of the prophet saw Selim himself the life of the companions, the early generations of Islam, you will find they had so much joy in practicing Islam. But there are people that you see them to them, and they were at the time of the Prophet SAW. So let me find the house marriage, for example. You find other groups that split from the main body of the Muslim ummah, who had issues for them. It was like torture. It was like forcing

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yourself into something

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that didn't capture the essence of Islam. Sometimes you see people today when you see them, you really your first impression. I don't want to live this kind of life. That's very tough. That's very dry.

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And even when you do with them, you'll find this kind of harshness about everything they do. Why? Because they're forcing themselves into Islam. They haven't found the sweetness of faith that the Prophet SAW Selim talked about that you will find sweetness and Eman you would find Toma, Nina peace tranquility and Islam because it's designed for you. It was made for you. It was tailored custom designed for you. Exactly. So it fits you. And if it doesn't seem to fit you, then there is something that you need to fix about the way you're approaching it.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali he was had to he had made more than

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a summary of how the Quran helps us tap into this fifth rod, this covenant

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embody it, recognize it, bring it up to the surface and be completely aware of it, that it guides your life.

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You'll find the totality of the Quran is in a few recommendations and advice and commands from Allah subhanho wa Taala for example, Allah says well up it was Lena Lena Otto Kitab, amicably como el camino de la And We have enjoined upon you, we have reminded you and advice to you and those who came before you, those who received the book Revelation before you. And it took a lot that have Taqwa to Allah. southward to Allah is first and foremost awareness, realisation, personal realization of Allah of his existence, that he's a reality. He is the reality in your life. He's not an idea. He's not just a thought, he's a reality.

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You become conscious of him.

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And then that leads you to seek Him. And part of you seeking Him is avoiding anything that angers him or pushes you away from him. And that's this. This is the meaning of taqwa, Allah subhanaw taala summarizes Islam by saying in Allah, yet more will be added, you will see what eater either way and happening fascia you will move and carry. Well, Bobby, you're able Camilla come to the Quran.

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Indeed, Allah enjoins you invites you to idle justice, the bare minimum.

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And that's not only justice, all of the moral principles follow from this, justice, even if you cannot be caught, don't fall into injustice.

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That's the baseline but there is a higher level, which is the sun and which is when you give from yourself to others.

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You don't break even you give others more. And you have to be at a high level

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of spirituality or of religiosity to be able to give that without having a sense of loss because you have richness of the soul, richness of the heart, as you recognize whatever is in this life is trivial, and leveraged. Really what it is, is utility, everything in this world is utility to help us make our way to Allah, that's what it is, don't get preoccupied with it.

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So this is the proactive approach. You seek ALLAH by establishing justice, that's the bottom line. But then above that, if you want to do better, and that's what the scholars call a fumble. That's when you give people more you compromise on your own self, but from a position of richness not from a position of expectation and neediness you Don't fake it, you occupy a very rich spiritual space where it becomes natural for you just to give even from yourself. So this is the proactive and then there is the absolute abstinence from evil.

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In Allahu Allah will add the will so anyway eater either and you give those especially those who are connected to you in blood, when her annual fracture it will monkey will bury, and Allah prohibits you, he advises you against Al fascia, and fascia is any act of indecency.

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It has to do with our

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sexual behavior.

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Fascia stands out because that's a very important factor or part of the human experience.

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Why and how and in fascia, he will Moon curl mancha

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is every evil acts. And it's called the moon car. The literal translation is it is denied. Denied by what? By your human nature, by the covenant that you have inside of you. It denies this. It has this rejection to it. It knows this is wrong. You know every human being feels in the gut that murder is is evil, that theft is evil, that injustice is bad, that Backbiting is immoral. We all know that. That's why it's called mooncup Everything haram in Islam is called the Hmong car, meaning you have rejection, natural rejection and denial to it. Or you unhandled fascia it will Mooka

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so the evil that we could fall into could be just an evil that we that we prefer that we fall into, and it affects us it's a personal evil. But there are forms of evil that extend to others, the harm of them extend to others. They are transitive. And this is a very injustice. When you start taking from other people's rights infringing on their rights,

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whether they are financial, physical, social, emotional, moral, whatever, couldn't only Muslim I

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than a Muslim haram, the whole Muslim is sanctified in the face of another Muslim, you cannot violate a person's right? Even just by mentioning, mentioning them in a negative context, without their knowledge.

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You're violating the rights.

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So if you look at it, that's what Islam really calls us to. That's your human nature. That's your covenant with Allah. That's how this is what the human composition is. You need to stay true to it. And the way you stay true to it is by taking the Quran and the Sunnah and living it in your life, making it your way of life. And then there's a guarantee from Allah Subhan Allah in this life, there will be a goodly experience and in the hereafter there will be paradise. nearness to Allah subhanaw taala the best life ever granted to a creature. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from among those who live a godly life here in obedience to Allah and who live the next life eternally closer

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Subhanallah because I believe that Yama is like one

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more saline when Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen We have a masjid from the west western side of Toronto and they have purchased a building for 3 million and they have some installments to pay and they are struggling to do that. So they are here with us this week is Friday Insha Allah, help them out generously, inshallah they can maintain their building, keep it and inshallah they will be able to do their own service to their community.