A Thematic Commentary On The Quran #08

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Bismillah

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Snellman Haman hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah were either hurry he was happy he woman WADA what I do.

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Okay, from now on, Inshallah, we're going to just keep it simple. I figured out that having the slides and getting everything ready was a distraction, take us a long time to set up, and then check. And then it would even distract me sometimes trying to get things done. So for now, let's go back to the traditional way, we'll do it in a straightforward way. But the volume down there's a lot of feedback again.

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So

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okay, so we said we'll do it the,

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the traditional way, straightforward, simple Inshallah, and you guys can use your imagination, to visualize whatever should be on the slides, Inshallah, I will try to help you as much as possible. Okay, so

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Hamdulillah, we've gone the first time over the Quran, the souls of the Quran. And what we simply did was point out in every Surah, what was the, what we could call the central verse in the soil.

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And we said central versus the verse that displays and holds what we consider to be the central theme in the Surah. This is based on the supposition or the presupposition that every Surah has one main central theme that everything else in the Surah rests on. And that gives a thematic unity to every soul. It gives the thematic unity to every soul. And through the efforts of many scholars.

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This seems to be possible to figure out the main theme or the central theme in every Surah it seems to be possible, although the sorrows are rich enough and sometimes diverse enough to defy that level of simplicity. Nonetheless, it is a very helpful approach to the Quran when you know, what's the central theme of the surah deals with it gives you perspective on the Surah it helps you process the different verses the different topics that are dealt with in that surah you have a reference point to them. So that just gives you this kind of thematic unity gives you a frame to have everything in the soul or within one frame. And that makes it very easy for you to relate to. And this should this

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should not be the only approach you have to the Quran.

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This should not be the only approach you have to the Quran. But this is one of the useful ways to approach the Quran, especially for those who don't speak the Arabic language or don't understand or don't have the luxury to be able to pick up the Quran and read easily read and comprehend what is being said.

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This is an extremely helpful approach it gives you a head start even over Arab speaking people. It does give you a head start.

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Because Arabs today again, something about the Arabic language. Yes, the Arabic language that we have to de you call it Arabic according to the structure of it, according to the the morphology and the grammar, generally speaking, but most Arabs today speak

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slank the local actions and the local axes are not too far, by the way from the fossa. Some people like to demonize what we call the amnio or we call the these local cultural accents. No, these are not completely off. They have a lot of the elements of the first half Arab Arabic. And they could be

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a very easy tool to get into the first horror because well, so don't just demonize these local Arabic accents then not just completely off.

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A lot of them actually a lot of what we think are not first among them are not standard among them are actually firsthand standard. So but what I'm saying is that the Arabic language language that we have today according to this structure, grammar merfolk morphology, yes, it follows the Arabic language but in terms of the vocabulary, in terms of the beginning, there's a lot of new vocabulary that we have today in the Arabic language that did not exist. At the time of the prophets of Allah, Allah he was sending a lot. This is the nature of every living language. Every living language has to keep up with social

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changes,

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technological changes, scientific changes, changes in lifestyle has to keep up with that and it has to bring about what we call the anaerobic to lead reproduction. The word the any language that needs to survive has to be able to produce new work.

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capillary that can capture new phenomenon. The Arabic language is no exception, it has this. So a lot of the vocabulary was not used at the time of the Prophet SAW Salem. Plus, a lot of the vocabulary that was common at the time of the prophets of salaam

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are no longer in use for the most part, unless you're a very educated person, that Arabic language, you don't know what they mean.

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You don't know what they mean. There's another change. There's another difference on the Arabic language that we have today is many of the words that we use that were used at the time of the Prophet Islam. We use them today as Arabic speaking people, but to mean something different. Either something drastically different, or something slightly different. So some of the words have drifted off a little bit of the original meaning. And when you speak to an Arab today, the meaning that they have to die for them. That's the default meaning. If they read in the Quran, they would misunderstand it.

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Or from the words of the Prophet Salam, they would miss understand it.

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And I'll give you I'll give you a simple one who's who's a native Arab here.

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Who is a native Arab speaking. Okay, what's the meaning of the of UberX?

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The barrier to justify justify this was this word to Breyer was not used to mean justify the time of the problem not at all.

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The word that was used, you saw with Musa were

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to breathe was not used in that sense at all.

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So this is just a very simple example. Well, there's a lot, there's a lot of it. And that doesn't mean people who speak Arabic Now don't have access to the Quran, they have good access, but it's not enough. It's not enough. So when you approach the Quran from a thematic approach, it gives you an advantage, a great advantage if you don't have access to the Arabic language. Or if you read it as a non native. And you have a very basic understanding and you struggling with it, it gives you a very good axis. And it gives you something that you can hold on to in the Quran, without necessarily having a stronghold on the language. That's why the thematic approach does offer. And there is

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something about humans like if I were to have a conversation with you, and if I were to fly off at a tangent, every other moment, you would lose focus, you will lose interest in what I'm saying. But if I have a thematic unity in what I'm saying, I'm and you can do, by the way, you can feel that with a Hughley good, hopefully on Friday, is someone who has thematic unity in the hotbar. They might be speaking about so many things. But all of them are about one thing.

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This is a very well, net hotbar. This is something that is a joy to listen to. And this is something that you could walk away with and summarize it with one word or one sentence. That's a good hotbar. And you feel it and you feel engaged. But if the whole team is just talking about different, different things.

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And maybe in his mind, these things are connected, but it did not. It was not able to communicate that kind of connection or that kind of unity in their heart or their speech.

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You would leave the hotbar not knowing what what it what it was about.

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You might even just pick one of those themes that sort of appeal to you. If we knew that was that was that was the most about what maybe this was even just one of those themes that the Habib touched on in one of the corners of the club, but that was it. So thematic unity is it works with our minds works with our neurology, with with how our brains are wired. We love connections, by the way. And when humans connect to things to things they already know, when they connect. In simple neurological terms. These are at least two brain cells connect together create physical connection, literally physical connection in your brain force. And when that forms, there's a release of endorphins. And

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there is a surge of energy that goes through your body. That's when you when you have an aha moment. You'll figure something out. You call it an epiphany in English, right? You had something connects make starts to make sense. You'll find yourself jumping out of your chair and you start walking around. You have energy, you have energy.

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So we our brains crave unity.

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They crave unity. So when you can when you when you link things together to one theme, that's a very, that's one of the best ways to make things comprehensible. things understandable, accessible, people can really make sense of them.

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So,

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again, as you approach to the Quran if you're a non Arab speaker, or you're just learning the Arabic language, if you know the themes, believe me, it gives you such a stronghold on a soul you feel you know it, you and you actually know it. And you're comfortable just reading through it.

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Unlike when you when you just read it and not knowing where it's going to, and how is this connected to that thing, and it just confuses you seems to confuse you because you can't make the connections. But finding the central thing is your very strong foundation, very easy access into the software starts to make sense. And we mentioned previously, some of the benefits to this is that

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sometimes depending on your state, you might actually read a surah to heal that state if there's a need for kind of healing.

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So for people who have doubt, you'll find the sort of the central theme is more about dealing with doubt and repelling doubt. So that surah is, is more and by the way, this has a foundation and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Selim the prophets I mentioned, for example, some of the soldiers have virtues like solitude, mulk, has the virtue of protecting us from what

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others will cover the punishment of the grave if it's if you recited before you sleep

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nicely, like immediately before you sleep, as we said, it could be one two hours, that's not in the evening, just in the evening, if you just recited in the evening, before you go to sleep a couple of couple of hours not not a big deal, immediately before you sleep, that's fine. When you just go to go to bed, you recite it, that's fine. It protects you, it's supposed to protect you from a double bubble.

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And this has to do with something about salts and Maliki the central theme who remembers the central theme is volatile milk.

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Which the title really conveys so explicitly,

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Al Mulk.

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al Maliki dominion of ALLAH, so you contemplate the demeaning of Allah and the might of Allah and then everything is under his control. Okay, somehow this is connected as well to

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either protection from other,

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protecting you. So there is a connection between what theme this central theme that sort of deals with, and what impact or effect it has on new. Okay.

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So

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we said Inshallah, we'll plan and the second goal will be more second phase will be to take juice

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every week.

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We say that no juice every month, right? I just did you say that I just every month

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and just insha Allah every month. And that means every week, we will deal with

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a quarter of witches quarter, which is about five pages, roughly speaking, five pages,

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we will give an introduction to the soil, especially the longer ones, Michael Bacala will mention the central theme in it, and the themes that compete with the central theme.

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So we're not going to take a very simplistic approach, we'll make it a little bit complex and this complexity inshallah later on, you will appreciate it, you will tend to appreciate it. So you should appreciate that kind of complexity because it gives you something to grapple with, rather than me offering things to you on a silver plate. When things are too easy, by the way, you don't invest in them. That's a general rule. You don't invest in something that comes about easy. You don't if you struggle a little bit,

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that's when you invest the most. If it's too demanding you lose interests. So there's a sweet point we're trying to chala hit as we deal with it. Today. Just today, there is something about Surah Al Baqarah sowton Bacara A is the foundation of the Quran as the mother of the book. It is the mother of the book. So we were going to see we today we will just talk specifically about Skeleton Bacala because the whole Quran echoes certain, the whole Quran is an explanation of surah in the Quran, you understand SOTL Bacara one of the names of sola bahala is What Al Kafeel doesn't care for you mean, sufficient, it's sufficient. It's enough. It's enough in itself. It really summarizes the whole

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Quran we quoted even Tamia Tamia statement that the whole of the Quran and the whole of revelation that was sent to all of the Prophets and Messengers is actually found in Surah Al Fatiha all of that is summarized in salt. In fact, that's why it's called Al cavea. It's l cavea. It is sufficient it's enough

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as I said baccarat no I'm talking about infatti I slip and Bacara always comes up as I talk by the way, you're going to notice that Yeah, I know

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Al Fattah Al Fatiha. So if I said Al Baqarah now here I just made a mistake.

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Okay so Surah Al Fatiha source in Fatiha summarizes all of Revelation. It's enough it is enough. So if we understand it, we will Inshallah, as we talked about will start to see how the whole Quran is a reflection on Surah Al Fatiha as some kind of explanation is verses in the Quran. Surah In the Quran are just expounding on what salatu Fatiha says they serve as it have seen as an explanation and an interpretation of Surat Al Fatiha in. In other words, the rest of the Quran

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is

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I had a good word and then just disappeared

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so let's get Fatiha. Let's take some of the names What do you some of the names of Surah Al Fatiha? What do you know?

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So in Fatiha Why is he qualified? What does it mean?

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The opening chapter so the beginning you opens the book for you opens the book for you. It's an introduction. It unlocks open unlocks it Fatiha again. It means unlocking it does what it does. It unlocks the Quran. That's why when we understand it, well you will help us understand the rest of the world we will see that everything in the Quran just is an explanation is more of a common tree. The rest of the Quran is a commentary on Surah Al Fatiha and that says Okay, so that's all Fatiha. What else

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other than other names of Sultan Fatiha.

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Alkaff Hiya, Ali curvier Okay, Al Kafeel. Kapha means it is sufficient. It's enough for you. It's enough meaning it contains the guidance, the seeds and the keys of guidance. All the elements have guidance, it has them. It has them. It's enough.

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So that and it's also as Kathy in the sense, it is Rokia so there is the blessing side of solitude Fatiha which is it is a lupia it's a protection means if you read it, because these are the words of Allah, Allah will protect you by means of reading it.

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Again, it's not the Fatiha itself. That is the protector. It's your recitation of it. Okay, makes Allah protects you. You said that these things, right?

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So in that sense, it's an Alkaff here, and it's what

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so the Shafia a Shafia, one of the names and Fatiha is a chef here, it's the healer Sapia zero, we know the Hadith, that some of the companions were out on an expedition and they come across some people and they asked them for to host them because there were travelers and it was it's it's normal there that you ask the locals especially at the time it was desert towns where you know, far apart and people could really lose the way in the desert and they could run out of provision in the desert. So they would if you came came across the tribe or people you could ask to be hosted not as begging as your right as a guest. So they when they when they came across them and they said we're

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travelers and we want you to host us and the guys they just said no refused. This was unheard of in the Arabian Peninsula like being so stingy not to give your guests the right it was unheard of they were upset

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and the so so that was the camp a little bit of far from them by the guys the oh the tribes leader or chief got bit by a scorpion nose name for something.

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So he's people didn't have any kind of any any doctor or any people, any person who had knowledge of medicine. And they thought okay, these are strangers, maybe they have some someone who knows that. And it's not like they had doctors but they had people who had some knowledge of first aid. It was common. People had some knowledge of first aid what to do what to do in these situations.

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And they call them the Arabs call them Hakim, wise person knowledgeable, like learned person. So they approach these Muslims and they said listen, our chief got you know, bitten and and do you have any kind of healing? Do you know any kind of healing and they asked them for any type of healing? Because there were people who were dealing with the jinn as well so they were open to anything.

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So the leader of that Muslim group, he went

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him and he recited Surah Fatiha seven times on the chief. And he got immediately healed. So there are there are healing powers of these verses that Allah put in them. But there are conditions and the work by the permission of Allah, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't work by the permission of Allah sprinter, but they have the potential to work, they have the potential to create this kind of impact.

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They have the potential to to have this kind of effect, Allah Subhan Allah says we're known as zero min of Qurani Maha Shiva on one minute,

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and we sent down from the Quran verses

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that have or that are

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remedy that are a healing and mercy for the believers. The Quran has this, it heals the heart in terms of spiritually, and it also has a healing, impact or effect on the body. It's true. You might say, well, there's like, okay, there was no substances, there was no medication that the person consumed, there was no food, there was nothing How come but again, we don't fully understand the connection between body and mind and between soul and, and the body, the soul affects the body, and the body affects the soul.

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So it was a Shafia. So the prophets are seldom asked the so then the guys, they gifted the Muslims and always keep saying the guys, they gifted the Muslims, a sheep, they said do you take it and you slaughter it? That's your right.

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Or sorry, maybe even more than when she they give them actually a herd of sheep. So they took it and they brought it to the prophesies. And the double checked with them is that okay, well we did the prompts that I'm asked the company he said, When I heard that I can ask you, how did you know that it was a healing? How did you know?

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But he said I just thought it was

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and it was so this is Al Fatiha Shiva or some of the names. What's also

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give me another name.

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A submarine my fanny. Sybil methodic mentioned in the Quran. It's about a minute Madonnina Thani Whirlpool Anna

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sub al Madani, they repeated the often repeated seven, seven verses of Surah Al Fatiha the often repeated Muthoni means you keep repeating them. You keep repeating them, so that's one meaning Why do you keep repeating them

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in the Salah. If you just pray the obligatory salah, you repeat sort of the vet has 17 times a day

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17 times a day. So it should be that and that that that sort of points to its significance and importance and impact that Allah wants us to get as much as possible, sort of Fatiha. That's why he made it obligatory upon us to recite it 17 times a day, at least, that shows the importance.

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And it's also a seven minute Muthoni some of the scholars said some it's called also submitted Muthoni it's repeated often repeated meaning because what you find in salted fat has repeated throughout the Quran. So that's why it's repeated. Although it's not necessarily repeated as you sat through the Quran you won't find sort of the Fatiha itself repeated. It occurs one time at the beginning of the Quran, but it's repeated in its theme and even in its word so you'll find a lot of emphasis Alhamdulillah Hara and you're gonna find that hamdu appearing so many times in the Quran, Robert Alameen appearing so many times, man, him being so many times in the Quran, Maliki yo Medina,

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the Owner of the Day of Judgment Malik

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Sultan Mulk right he's a medical nurse is repeated

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Calamba medical Moloch for the Emraan Malik it all it appears it keeps repeated. It keeps repeating

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you will meet Dean the Day of Judgment appears many times as mentioned repeated in the Quran. Iya cannot abodo worshiping Allah appears throughout the Quran let's stay in it you help them we seek

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so it shows throughout the Quran. All of the straight path those so it keeps repeating throughout the Quran. That's why it's called sub sub l Muthoni. cerametallic. Another name

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all sorts of fatty

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omole keytab the mother of the book again mother of the book it gives birth right? So why it's the heart of the book. Everything in the book, as we said is an explanation and a commentary on solitary fatty. It contains the keys to the Quran. It has the gist of the Quran it has all of the original or main elements of of the Quran Al Kitab and

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and thus it's it's the best among the book among the sorrows of the book What else

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so 30

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Yeah, but we're looking for the names

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of Quran and Haleem. According to some of these scholars if Tafseer Al Quran Aleem actually refers to sort of the fattier and actually get statements from some of the competitors all the allawah and homeless al Fatiha is a Quran

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is the is the magnificent book Magnificent Quran.

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So, so we see the importance of Surah Al Fatiha

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So, Inshallah, as we are going to deal with every Surah, you're going to deal with it at different levels here, I need your visually visualization skills. Okay, no slides, but I want to work on your imagination. So we're going to deal with the first level. So we'll take

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what I would call the

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the macro level, lowest resolution, which is the central thing there's one central famous artifact Yeah. And it's about

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worshipping Allah alone. Which is a Yeah, can I put

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this is what salty Fatiha is about

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at this level. So what is Surah Surah Fatiha yak and Ambit

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does go a little bit more high resolution a little bit more expound more ear canal Buddha er can sustain it is only you that we worship and it's your help that we seek. That's level number two, if you go down to more details.

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And if we want to go down to the third level, higher resolution.

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So what if it has three parts?

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The central part, which is Yeah, can we do what you can to stain it is you that we worship and it's you help that we seek?

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That's the harder sort of idea. And Allah gives it an introduction, a prelude previewed. And

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some kind of what do you call the

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epilogue? Yeah, an epilogue, a closing.

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So something that paves the way for the central theme,

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central theme, then a closure over the central theme. That's what sort of it's very simple. You're gonna find the restructures by the way, in the source of the Quran. Surah Al Fattah has a simple structure

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is an introduction, preparation, the central theme, the main point, and then a closure on the central theme. Simple.

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So the central theme is the economic boy, you're gonna stay in the prelude, or the preface to this, the introduction to this is

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it builds a case Allah here builds a case to the central theme.

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Allah builds a case to the central theme.

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And when Allah matches the central theme, then he draws conclusions from the central themes and implications.

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So we had high the highest level the most abstract level or the most low resolution level? Yeah, can I would worshipping Allah Allah, that's it. We take it a little bit down higher resolution. We're going Yeah, can I would wait, yeah, can stain,

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then we take it lower, higher resolution, there is those three, that's the structure that is where we find the structure of solid data.

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And a preface or an introduction to look do build a logical case and a spiritual case for the central theme, central theme appears. And then conclusions and implications of the central theme

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was a very simple structure, it will appear a lot this structure will appear in so in just under just a month, we will have this kind of structure appearing. Now we're going to take it higher resolution, more high resolution go into details. We're going to break it into the versus the versus So again,

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let's take as our base level of analysis is the basic structure, central theme, introduction to the central theme and conclusion on the central theme. Clear. So introduction, central theme conclusion.

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Thus the oh, that's our base level. That's our default level that we're going to deal with sawtooth. So we're going to deal with introduction now. You will deal with the introduction. The end

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Production includes hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Rahman Al Rahim, Maliki omit

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these three verses obviously with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim at the beginning, this is the introduction. The central

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part of the surah is er Can I will do what I can to stay in one verse.

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And usually when we have the structure, the introduction is longer than the central than than the gun the heart of the soil.

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Then the conclusion and the implications is a dinner set off and Mr. Payne Serato Latina and I'm telling him why you must obey him.

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Oh, he cannot do it in a circle Mr. Payne serata Latina and I'm telling him

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again, sorry, it didn't salons to fame salata Latina and I'm telling him to bury him, Allah Baldwin to two verses. Now there is one of the Federal Art and I shall I forgot which one.

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It has these as three.

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So he did not set up for Mr. Kim is one verse Serrata Latina and I'm telling him is one verse. Lately, Machiavelli himolla. Berlin is one verse, okay, this is one of the 10 pillar art. But the nine which is the majority of the gym hold is that siddhappa Latina and I'm telling him live in Malibu, bury him, Rob Berlin is one of us. Okay, so clear. Now we have this kind of structure to start with the introduction.

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You know what, before the introduction, let's go to the central theme.

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The heart of the soul. Yeah, can I will do it. Yeah, can Stein so the surah is about

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worshiping Allah.

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Alone, we are making a clear statement, we're addressing Allah and the first person er Can I will do, what you can stay in it is you that we worship. And it's your help that we seek meaning it's your help, to fulfill this promise.

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We seek your help to worship you. So it's only you that we worship. We can only do that through your help. And we're only going to seek your help for that. Now, what is the meaning of worship?

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Because, as she has given to me mentioned about the meaning of a bad worship that it's often lost in technicality.

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It's often lost in technicality.

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The concept of worship is a very human, very straightforward, very intuitive concept.

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What does worship?

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What does it come from? What is it anything told me something truly about worship? Don't tell me worship is prayer and fast and good deeds. This is how you act on this concept of worship. These are acts of worship. What is the concept of worship? What is it?

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Okay,

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knowing you have a creator

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and acted accordingly, I mean, good is not incorrect, but it's too much.

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Lifestyle is too much too general is very general, for what we're what we're trying to get to.

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Well, this is the linguistic meaning of ad but one of the linguistic meanings but does not capture the heart of worship, it captures what worship, or what impact the worship has on the attitude of the person. A person humbles themselves and they obey.

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What does worship mean?

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That's not incorrect. But again, having

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again What did you say?

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Have the intent of pleasing Allah, that this is actually a fruit of you embodying the concept of worship? So we want the heart of worship which even Taymiyah for example when he speaks about it, he calls it may hear to the bad the the essence of worship, what is it like in essence, what is it I don't want to go on so you guys know you know it I know

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that's no that's that's a result complete submission is a fruit of you embodying worship, having it once you have it? submission, obedience, etcetera, pleasing Allah, that's all just, it's by extension. I mean, that's the fruit of worship.

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Okay, this result our younger brothers, what is worship Omar?

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Having fear of Allah, you got very close, but fear comes from something else. Yes, it's having fear. But there is something

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there is something from from which fear comes

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below

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very close your bordering it it's just not the word I'm looking for is just not

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know again again tuck my knees definition

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is how

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well

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okay

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is what is very that's the issue like we trying to define worship and you just given me an other titles are the words that need definition just as much

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good dry I mean good

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use of

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Taqwa okay. I thought you guys were going to get it Brahim

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remembrance of Allah is a fruit of it

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conscious consciousness is very close but

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okay last one the knowledge good

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huh? Love Yes. That's not my answer that's given to me as answered. And actually, I mean it to me stated it clearly but the majority of Muslims college just talk about this

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even Taymiyah has a beautiful book if anyone has ever no one reads Arabic a really recommend you check it out, you can actually download it for free on as PDF online is called reseller filmhub.

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reseller for Remember, a treaties or a small boy like a book on love

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from what she clearly I mean, it's very straightforward. By the way, we just got things very technical worship in essence, the deepest experience humans have is love.

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And it's the biggest force in human life.

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And love is what gives birth to fear.

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Love is what gives birth, to feel.

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Love is the deepest we can get to what we call a human experience.

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17 It says the essence of worship is love.

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Love.

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I didn't have

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am Hampton.

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And this is why the word connection we're not wrong.

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The word of obedience wanting to please Allah, faith. These are not wrong, but they're just not. They just don't add clarity as in this context.

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We humans we know deep inside intuitively that we came from Allah and we are returning to Allah.

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That gives us a sense of belonging to Allah.

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sense of belonging, a

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sense of love. Do you know what we call so I mean, to me, it says but it's love. But it's called in different contexts according to I mean, we use different words in different contexts. He says For example, when it comes to Allah, we usually don't call it most of the time we don't call it love. We will call it a bad

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call a bad word, but that's what it means. It means love.

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In English, we call it devotion,

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devotion.

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And then most of the live languages today,

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the word worship is connected strongly to love strongly.

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For example, in French, someone who speaks Chinese, they told me in Chinese worship and love, they have the same essence the same word. In French, I believe, adore adore adore right is the word for love, as the same for worship.

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In English, if someone loves someone so much, what do they say?

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He worships her right? Because like someone loves

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a girl so much that he worships her like He loves us so much. Again, it's very it's deep in the human consciousness.

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So basically, our relationship with the last 100 is based on Word, love and thought that is the source of love. I'm not talking about a foolish form of love. This is the deepest, deepest of human experience. That's our essence. So when we have this sense of belonging to Allah, we love Allah. And when we love Allah, what happens when we truly embrace that love within us? We find ourselves drawn to Allah.

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And thus we fear disconnection from Allah.

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And we fear the anger of Allah because gonna distance us from from Allah and we fear anything that would take us away from Allah.

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And thus, we would start to love everything that brings us to Allah.

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And we would start to distance ourselves and avoid everything that could possibly take us away from Allah including our ego, or self. Thus we humble ourselves to Allah and we do everything that would get us to Allah, why do we worship to? Why do we pray, so this prayer gets us to Allah.

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It's a means to get us to Allah, that's why we're doing it.

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So that's how why we how we should pray, we praying because this brings me to Allah and that's why I want to I want to get closer to Allah, I want to manifest my love to all I want to experience my love to, to Allah, I want to experience I want to experience and express my love of Allah. So and this is the prayer this is it does express and does increase my love and it brings me closer to Allah. So I want to do it. That's why we pray. That's what intention means. By the way. That's what the correct intention means doesn't mean nobody taught us how to get Allah to Allah, Barack Obama, this is not intention. This is just lip service. This is This is nothing. That's when we're talking

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about talking about is when you realize that the prayer is that who you love is Allah and you feel drawn to Allah and you want to come closer to Allah. And you know, this is what brings me closer to Allah so you do it so it gets you to Allah, as well, good intentions. That's what intention to pray means.

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So

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I just want to quote one verse one of the verses quoted by the scholars to show that the essence of worship is love, is an assault on Bokhara Wamena Nassima eautifully lumen Dooney Allah and

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you have buena home to help Billa while Lavina worship do happen, and there are among people among humans, there are those who take partners.

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besides Allah, Oh without Allah, they love them as they love Allah or they love them as they should love Allah.

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When Allah says and the believers of Allah more.

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We take rivals in worship, the context is worship and Allah responds with the believers worship Allah more, they love Allah more.

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Okay.

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So the essence of again, we are in the essence, the central part of solos, and Fatiha, you can put. So, basically, when humans just this talk about human dynamics, just human dominant dynamics, simple and this is not, by the way, if anyone thinks this is psychology, yes, it might go hand in hand on psychology. But that's what our scholars talk about.

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In Amos Zulu, and in that, either

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you know that when you desire something you have love for it.

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You have love for what it leads you to.

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So your motivation as human your will power you want what gets you to do what moves you what creates a drive inside of you is love.

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That's the only way you work. You only do something, if you find yourself motivated to do something or have a desire to do something or driven to do something or motivated to do something. That means this is love in action. It could be for the thing you're trying to do or for the thing you're trying to get by doing what you're doing.

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And that's exactly the dynamics of worship.

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That's the dynamics of worship.

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It's called an oval era idea, the capacity for, for will, for motivation for desire.

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That's how we work. We humans don't do anything randomly.

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For us, action is business, literally, but most of the time, we're not aware of it. It's happening in our subconscious. But we humans, we do not do anything without expecting something and what we expect is something we love.

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We only do for love, like the essence of action is love.

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Our 100 gonna take you further with that. I mean, we can talk a lot about this. There's a profound statement by humans in media, and it really makes you think about the whole world around you, he says

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an animal immune hub this whole world is designed based on love this love Love of Allah.

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Then he says fella at the heart of acusa can What are your scalding water Henrik? Well I n zero matar William butanna Bat Elavil, Bab

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He says nothing still moves and nothing moving. Stan comes to a standstill. No rain falls, no wind blows. No vegetation grows except based on the force of love

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is the whole universe the the very power that moves the whole world is the power of love.

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Love of Allah, because what, whatever, what does everything do when everything does its function? What does it do? It's obeying Allah. It's worshiping Allah, it's acting out of its natural love of Allah.

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So the rain, we get the vegetation, we get everything in this world, the sun, the moon, all of that. All of all of that is actually running on Love of Allah.

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That's how the whole world is.

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So we humans are supposed to blend into this. By making the force the very basic force in our life, love of Allah guides us.

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But the problem is we we associate partners instead of taking Allah as our object of love, and thus, Allah guides everything in our life.

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We take other objects of love besides Allah, and then they guide obviously our actions.

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They go to actions

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that could take us away from Allah subhanaw taala. So Solothurn Fatiha is about this year can I say Allah, it's our ultimate love is for you.

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There's nothing that we love,

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at that deep level, but you

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and you can't just claim this.

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You have to you have to you have to get it. It's in your heart. It's already in you. You have to get in touch with it. It's in you. It's your fertilize your natural tendency. Get go to find it.

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How introspection, reflection on the creation of Allah, reflection on the bigger questions of life. What am I doing in this world? What's this life of about? Why did I come up? Why do you come here?

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What's the point behind everything?

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When you when you engage with these questions, in your reflection, your life what am I doing with my life? What am I doing with my time? Where am I heading to

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and when you reflect on the words of Allah subhanaw taala

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that engages with that part of you that loves Allah

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that really loves Allah knows the most painful thing that people in the Hellfire will get. The fact that they will be distanced from Allah.

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That's it. They will not be allowed access to Allah that's the most it's more more painful to them than the burning of the fire

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so why don't they feel it in this world when they are distant from Allah. This is a life of intoxication as you're able to ride one of a tablet instead, it says a nurse who

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had the dunya come up

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with a thorough nurse he Socotra law you have your own island and this life is intoxicant. Its nature is in toxic and it blinds you. A blind you?

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We are in a sense, we are in a dream. So if you do not reflect if you're not engaged with these bigger questions, if you don't engage with your heart, if you've not asked yourself, the house, yourself the heart question if you do not engage with the words of ALLAH, try to see what they're what they're telling you.

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Do you're not going to wake up, you're just not going to wake up. Maybe some calamities as well will sort of strike you in the head and wake you up. Sometimes. This happens as well, it would be a gift from Allah subhanaw taala.

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But so the people in this world they don't realize that their pain that emptiness is coming from the distance from Allah subhanaw taala. But if they were to wake up to the reality, they would feel how deprived they are hoping for their life is just because they are distanced from Allah. And on the Day of Judgment is the most painful punishment, that when he said to them color in the home Adela behavior, he didn't

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know indeed on this day, they will be distanced, they will be screened from the Lord as the most painful moment for them.

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So unsalted fatty had the essence of it. And that's the essence of the Quran. That's the essence of revelations that were sent to all prophets and messengers. Allah is your ultimate love. And inside of you Find it. Find it if you don't find it, you your life is going in vain.

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You live as you don't, you don't know you're not alive until you find this. Find it to get out. And it's not like a treasure you uncover all at once. It happens incrementally, gradually, you get a little bit of it.

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And then you try you keep trying

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And then you get more than you get more and more, you get more and you never get enough and the sky's the limit.

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So II cannot have what Allah is you that we wish it's true that we love it true that our love is for it to that we are for. That's what it means.

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We live for you.

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Our life is about you.

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It's all about you, this whole thing is about you, oh Allah.

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And when you when you uncover that love, and when you start living from there, everything starts to fall in place, everything will start to make sense.

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Then you will be driven to worship Allah. It's not like you're dragging your feet to the masjid to pray. It's not like you're just going through the motions. It's like, hey, good luck. It's so meaningful. It's like you stumbled on some kind of online income business something you do some some kind of Bitcoin Bitcoin thing or some kind of, I don't know, whatever it is online, digital marketing that you do, or some kind of investment and you just some kind of this kind of weird machine that you find and you just put $100.05 minutes gives you $200

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This is your biggest secret how much dog Joy do you get just inserting the $100 Don't in it is so much, right because you love what it gives you.

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Now,

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this is however prayer should be this now every every good deed we do should be that that gets me to Allah, that brings me to Allah is the love you you're feeling the love as you're doing it, you're investing and you're getting the reward in the feeling in the way as love, you're getting it as love. That's what worship is.

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That's what worship is in essence.

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And then everything else you mentioned and much more is just an outcome and outcome. But we are busy just creating. We're busy. You don't want we're busy blowing a balloon

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in the shape of something, but we're not having the thing itself. We think a balloon of something is that thing.

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It's hollow. It's not the thing.

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We're so busy about the external

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features of the prayer.

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And we're missing out on the essence of what it is really. What's the experience. That's what effect Hayes Yeah, can I put away? Yeah, can I put that who you are? Um, are you defining yourself? You were saying, I am about worshipping you. I'm about my existence is about loving you or Allah. That's, that's what my existence is for. And that's what it means. That's everything to my story. Everything else doesn't matter.

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That's what Yeah, can I build means it's all about you all about you. There's no real being.

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There's no real me, the only thing about me is loving you and making this love real.

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And because I know I cannot manufacture it, I cannot do it, I cannot create it. I cannot just engineer it.

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I'm just this helpless creature, I'm nothing at the end of the day. So I am about worshiping you and that's what I want to do.

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And I owe myself can't do it. I can't do anything. So you get me to do it.

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That's what you're gonna do, the way you're gonna stay. You know what you were doing, you're just throwing yourself in front of Allah.

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I'm nothing. I have nothing of myself. I am all about you. My life is all about you. My whole existence is about you and about loving you.

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And I can't do it. I myself can't do anything about that. You can get me to do that I am here of just I have no resistance. I'm here. You guide me, you take me there. I'm just gonna do what you tell me.

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And if you do that, right, and as soon as you just even

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you lose yourself in the process because you realize you're not even there.

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You're not even part of it.

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You're not even part of it.

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So that's IARC and I will do what you can to stay in that's the essence of solids.

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And what that means then, when you embody that, when that becomes a reality in you.

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Then no one matters but Allah, it doesn't mean that other people don't matter.

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But other people matter why? Because they matter to Allah. Because Allah tells you to give people the right to be good. Some people think, oh, only Allah matters. That means you're going to be rude to people.

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Where did you get this conclusion from?

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All

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Allah matters, or no one else matters. No people matter

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as an extension of the fact that Allah is the One who matters. And if you have, if what matters in your life does not come through that, then it takes away from your love for Allah.

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That's how we want to build our life. It's about alignment.

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It's about alignment.

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So yeah, kind of

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where you're gonna stay, that's what you mean.

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So when you are in that state, you're just drawn to Allah, you can't stop. Something pulls you to Allah, you start looking like you either gonna start scanning the world around you what could potentially bring you closer to Allah, you're going to do it.

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And as you as you know more about Islam, you're going to see that what brings you to Eliza was good.

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This how your goodness unfolds and grows. Simple as that.

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Instead of making

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devotion to Allah, very mechanical and robotic and technical, and dry,

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and scary and off putting, by bringing our emotional troubles into it and calling it religiosity.

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We're doing a great disservice to the truth and to everyone else.

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Why? Because we put we put ourself in the middle of it when we're not supposed to be there.

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It's all about Allah, it's not about you.

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There's nothing about you there.

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So that's er, can I Buddha? Way I can say even as you worship Allah is not us doing it.

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Had it not been for Allah, you wouldn't be doing it. If Allah did not choose you that you do it, you wouldn't be doing it. For Allah did not give you the tow vehicle, the energy, the facilitation, for Allah did not even guide you to do it. If Allah did not get you to do it, if Allah did not teach you to do it, if Allah does not accept you, if Allah does not decide that you do it, you just not doing it. So it's not even us deciding just see it from from this angle, you don't stop at you.

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So let the will of Allah happen through you. And being developed and loving to Allah.

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So literally, as your pray, we are supposed to be making a statement of love,

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ultimate love, devotion. And the most beautiful part of it is when you lose yourself in the process, because you're not even there.

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But we just put so much emphasis on AI, that's the problem. Like, you know, you have these

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all the mechanics of like machines working meticulously as beautiful. I just want to give you an analogy of what we do to our natural state of worshipping Allah.

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Sometimes when we want to try to be smartly religious, right, when we think so good about it, we think so well about ourselves. And in this regards, like you have this beautiful meticulous machinery mechanics are working. And

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then, you know, and I'm gonna make it I'm gonna make this better. Just because you're not concerned, you're not even seeing whether worse perfect, you don't even know how thing how something works perfectly odds, whether it's working or not, you didn't even know because your focus is on yourself, on your ego.

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So

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automatically, you say, I'm going to make this better, this is not working fine. And all of a sudden, you just put a stick in the middle of all of these mechanics. That's what we do with our hearts. thinking we're smart, right?

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That's exactly what we do.

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But at the end of the day,

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honestly, you're not doing anything out of yourself.

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Don't attribute anything to yourself because he can stain

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lights you that way. Who's your well, we see. And we can only do that through your help. Without your help. We're not doing anything.

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We're not doing anything. So that's easy. I can I will do what I can to stay.

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Okay, so that's the heart. I'm not going to dwell more on this

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let's go to Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. So we go now to the introduction. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, the name of Allah.

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Because

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as insane Buhari, there was a law and there was nothing else.

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And the first thing Allah created was the pen of law, ordered the pen to write down and it wrote down everything that was everything that was going to happen 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth

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because Allah is there in his words are eternal and might empower is all in Allah Bismillah R Rahman Rahim you start with the name of Allah. Everything starts with the name of Allah and reality. So, thus in your life, when you do want to do something good, you start it with the name of Allah because you know everything starts from Allah. So in reality, in actuality it starts with Allah and you want to do the same in your life, I acknowledge the same in your life, that you start with the name of Allah Bismillah. And when something starts with the name of Allah, that is called the blessings.

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Because you're not starting from yourself. You're not. You're not attributing partners to Allah, you're not pushing yourself into the process. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, Allah is the proper name of Allah. And when it means again, it means the one that is worshipped in truth. The only one that is loved in truth, is what Allah means. So it's from La Ilaha.

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Illa. Allah is

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an inner, which is V Illa. The only meaning the only God honest to God.

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Man or hemmens Cow Allah, Allah starts and that's the Sunnah on the Quran, the Sunnah and the Quran that Allah has to

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group

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two categories of names and attributes. At one level,

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see Fattah Rama.

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See if at all.

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The attributes that signify mercy, love, compassion, generosity, kindness.

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And Safar told Ottawa will Jabba wrote the attributes of might,

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and

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dominion and control and these have to do with the punishment of Allah and the severity of the punishment.

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It's a consistent pattern, the Quran,

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that Allah starts with the mercy.

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And then he brings about what balances out because

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mercy in itself is enough. But again, when we act from our ego, we take advantage of what seems to be lenient there. So Allah subhanaw taala, strikes the balance with his attributes of might and control.

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So that there is a balance and that's why we have love and fear of love and fear. So throughout the Quran, you're going to find the and Hadith of the Prophet Salam, you're going to find that Allah when he talks about himself, especially in a, in a default sense on a positive sense, Allah starts with him attributes of mercy, then Allah balance balances them out with the attributes of minds.

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Rarely you find Allah starting with the

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with the attributes of might and power and punishment. Rarely, why he does that in response to a complicated situation

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is not the default manners. So Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Allah Eman means that

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mercy is intrinsic is essential in its he is mercy. It's his very nature that he's merciful.

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He is the source of mercy. Or Rahim

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is,

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is the act of giving mercy

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of him comes from the act of he's the Giver of Mercy. So you can say, Allah man, the Merciful Elohim, the Giver of Mercy. out of him is the Giver of Mercy. So not only he's merciful, but he's a Giver of Mercy.

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So, again, you can find someone who's knowledgeable, but they don't share their knowledge, right? Or they cannot convey their knowledge. There's no benefit to others. From that knowledge. He gets his own benefit, but he doesn't benefit others.

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So a person with a bone in prison has learned and they are teaching.

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They benefit and others benefits. So Allah and there is a person who's kind right, but they do not. They do not extend that kindness to others. It's dormant, it's in them but they do not extend it to others.

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What's the point? Allah subhanaw taala himself is merciful and he is also he shows mercy he acts with mercy towards his creation. So that's the first note that Allah starts off with to introduce himself his book and the message

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with Mercy, the name of Allah because the beginning was Allah and the name of Allah begins everything.

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The first thing that was revealed o'clock Bismillah of Beacon, read in the Name of your Lord, things start with the name of Allah. That's why when we say Bismillah

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you do something Bismillah something good you do Bismillah

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if hopefully not if you smoke, you don't say Bismillah if you drink you don't say Bismillah

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you smoke weed, you don't say Bismillah why? Because it's bad. This is evil. This is sin.

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With bad things you don't say Bismillah.

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With good things, it prompts us to start everything good with Bismillah

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proxim is to write something Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. Allah hamdu

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unhemmed usually translated as praise. But this is just a tiny fraction of the meaning of Al hamdu. unhemmed means that who we are giving him to is perfect in every sense. He is perfect.

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His actions are perfect.

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His decisions are perfect.

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Everything about him is just right.

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Everything about him just is just right. That's what we say. That's what I'll hand really means. Not only praise, praise is just part of it.

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When you say Al hamdu, Lillahi Rabbil Alameen, even at times of calamity, where you're saying Allah knows what he's doing. He's doing just the best thing. That's it.

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He's doing the best thing.

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That's what hamdulillah means.

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You acknowledge that. He is perfect in himself and his deeds, his actions are perfect. What he does is perfect. Where he decides is perfect. Everything is just perfect. About how Allah does things and manages things and he is perfect. That's what we say was welcomed. Now, throughout the Quran, you're gonna find that hemcon popping up a lot.

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And hamdulillah Hilary unzila Allah Abdel Kitab Allah, Allah Who Rewarder which Surah

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Al Kahf.

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at hand, B, B to Allah, all of it hand belongs to Allah, who sent down upon his servant, the book, and he made no crookedness in it.

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This is about Allah is so perfect that he sent down revelation.

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So we don't only send him to Allah attribute and him to Allah just because of food and drink and things No, but even for actually, more so with, with the blessings of of revelation and truth.

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And

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah the Halacha sama to Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Almighty will know from Molina Cafaro will be him. I did on which Surah

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Elena? Yes, Elena, all of Him belong to Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, and He made originated

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the darkness and the light.

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Then the disbelievers set equals they claim equals to Allah to the Lord, to the Lord. Any any place in the Quran your final hand, it basically it basically means Allah is perfect, his decisions are perfect. His decrees are perfect, his actions are perfect. What he does, he just does the best. There's there's nothing wrong. There's nothing that is not even optimal. Everything is optimal, is perfect about Allah subhanaw taala. That's well hon Hamdulillah. Again, to Allah, when we mentioned what Allah it's based on an inner, the only one who deserves to be worshipped and that deserves devotion, the only one who deserves ultimate love hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. Lord have

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Yes, yes. Good. There's an element of thankfulness. Yes, that but it's indirect. Now in the usage today it is direct, but originally Arabic language unhemmed is not so explicit. Also Schuco which is Thankfulness is not so explicit in

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Hindi this bigger than that. But in certain circumstances.

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Like Thankfulness is there because when you are hit by a calamity, you say Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen you're not thanking Allah for a calamity. You're patient. But you're saying Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen but when it's a blessing, you single hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen your Thankfulness is definitely embedded in it. Yeah.

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But the way we use it today is more like it's thankfulness.

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That's why we have trouble when someone you know, are in a tough situation. They can't just say, Hey, I'm the layover. Like what do you mean? Thank you Allah for this gravity, right? Okay.

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A little bit Alameen

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Lord of the Worlds Lord as well does not really reveal so much of the word Rob.

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Rob is the originator,

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again, was ALLAH and there was nothing else can Allah Who wouldn't be a country there was only Allah

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had either been our best on site boy, there was only Allah. There was only Allah there was nothing. She's the originator. Everything came from Allah, everything can you imagine everything came from Allah and, and everything is not just it came from Allah then it kept running on its own.

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Allah keeps it running. He's,

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again, it's a metaphor for Allah pulls the plug on something, it's gone.

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It's gone.

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The delusion that we have that things are running on their own is not real.

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This is not real. That's part of the meaning of Rob. Rob are behind. I mean, he originated, he keeps that whole thing running.

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He sustains and maintains all of that. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. So when you say that you really just look at the world, it's nothing, it's in the hands of Allah like it came from Allah. Allah keeps it going as it's going now. And if he decides, it's, again, using the metaphor, it's a metaphor, okay, just

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Villa pulled, the plug on, everything is out, is gone. So you realize it, it's with Allah. So you stop just seeing only the world. You see the world as this small thing, you put it at the corner, you know, sometimes you have a screen and you have the corner, and other screen, right? That's what the world is. But the bigger screen is all about Allah. That's the reality, if you want to see reality closer to what it really is, what happens what your senses capture your perceptual reality, that's the small screen right at the bottom of the big screen. But Adam and Eve what happens beyond that, that's what really that's what taking place. And that's what you should be focusing on. And

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that's why Allah gave us vehicle. Why to engage with the biggest screen because if we don't engage with the bigger screen, you're messing with the software and you're taking that small screen, and it overshadows the big screen, which almost completely disappears, and then you have an inaccurate perception of reality.

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So Erbil, I mean, that's, that's part of what it means. I mean, he originated them, he keeps them going, he sustains them, he manages them. Sometimes we think that things happen against the will of Allah, or unbeknownst to Allah, Allah, Allah doesn't know them. But Allah is not surprised by anything.

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Sometimes we have these childish, these childish, foolish thoughts, we think, like, okay, Allah, Allah created the world and he just kept it running. Like he, he winded it up, and he let it go.

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Everything happens by the permission of Allah, every small thing, every small thing.

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Like, it happens, because Allah wrote down, it's going to happen this way. And that's why it's happening. And he's making it happen. He's creating it.

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And in a sense of you will want to look at the world as well, in a sense, which is closer to the, to the truth than what we see. You know, when we do see a movie

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it looks to you like animated like, it's real, like it's it's, it's, it's, it's, it's really happening it's live but the thing is any kind of movie that you look at or any kind of film or moving moving film

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it's frames right? That's why when you shoot in your camera says 30 frames per second 60 frames a second 120 frames by second right? Why cuz it's actually still images, frames is still image so you have every

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second there's 30 still images happening in sequence, but you don't see it because your eyes cannot see you know, that that kind of timeframe the shorter does not it does not see how the still images are there. It sees it sees it as something moving smoothly moving as real life happening. But what's happening is actually still images happening. That's how cartoons used to be created in the past. So it's an illusion. You see it as something real something has happened in a smooth it's not smooth. It's made of frames still images, how

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pending and sequence, but it seems to you as if it's happening as smoothly, right? Same thing life seems to us to be happening unfolding so smoothly. The reality is, every moment Allah is creating it.

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Because if Allah does not create something, it ceases to exist.

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So it's helpful to see that Allah is creating things as they are happening. He's creating them into existence.

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Because that reminds us that Allah is in control, because it's easy for us to slip into the perception that things are happening on their own. And that's one of our biggest enemy.

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When we say it, hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen we were supposed to reflect on this fact

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that this world is has nothing in its own. It's nothing. It's not happening on its own. It's not running on its own. It is created every second every nanosecond, Allah creates it. And if Allah does not create it, it's not there.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Okay, Amanda blah him again, we spoke about our man he's the merciful Rahim is the Giver of Mercy. Again, another reminder, emphasis on the mercy.

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Maliki a within and other karate, many Kiyomi did pretty much the same meaning the king or the Master of the Day of Judgment,

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or the day of repay,

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they have repay, we're going to be repaid and we will repay. That's what meaning everyone will get their true their final share on the Day of Judgment. That's what a dean means is why

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from the same root, Dean, Dane is that then is that

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credit.

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That's again from the same same route.

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harboring the same set essential meaning.

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Madi Kiyomi Dean, okay.

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Since Allah mentioned that he's merciful, and he's the Giver of Mercy.

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He's also Maliki only day and he's the king of the Day of Judgment. Day of Judgment is a day of horrors. And Allah is the master. No one else. Allah Subhan. Allah does not tell us his punishment is severe.

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Doesn't he doesn't mention even that directly, he mentions it indirectly.

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I just called it the handbook in the Arabic language. He's winning over hearts over Allah does not want strikers with a strong mention of his punishment and his might.

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So what he does, he alludes to,

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it gives us some sort of,

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he implies that he's madly Kiyomi. Dean, they have judgment day when you will have to pay for everything. He's the master on that day.

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So that's a reminder to no real master, but Allah, Allah is going to hold everyone accountable. And that means when everyone has held accountable those who do evil, they will get evil.

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Maliki or maintain. And it's not like Allah molecule, Medina is the king of the Day of Judgment, that he's not the king or the master of this day. He's he,

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this is at least one form of sleaze is just an emphasis on

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Allah is the master of everything and all the times. But this is a very special type of mastery and dominion, where Allah does not share anything with anyone. Because in this world, Allah has given people some levels of power and might and say right, people have some say, you know, presidents,

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prime ministers, managers, bosses, parents, they have a say, on the Day of Judgment, there is no level of authority with none with no one. No one has any level of authority. No one has any say no one has any control. No one

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that's why Allah mentions this specifically, but Allah is the master of all the days and he's in control of everything and all the times and every one and every every creature.

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Maliki omitting, Now Allah is introducing himself to us and is

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again, I mean, this is a basic level but if you want to reflect on this,

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these verses have the answers to the bigger questions existential questions we have about our life or existence. What is this for? What is this about? Who am I? What am I doing here? Where did I come from? What am I going to

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answer here?

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Very clear answers. Hey, Robert Alameen.

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That's where you came. You came from Allah so Allah is telling us also about ourselves here.

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Hey, you came from Allah, Maliki Yomi. Dean on the day, you're going to return to Allah. That's where you came, that's where you're at.

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And that's who you belong to.

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You don't even belong to yourself, you don't know you don't own yourself. You don't. You just don't.

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He owns you.

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Literally like he, you belong to Him. You have no say.

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But he's giving you the time here to try and do what you want to do.

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You have it by virtue of him giving it to you, but in reality, you belong to him.

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You're not even something to own, you're not someone to own you. You are, you are owned.

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You were owned. He was someone else's.

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That tells us so much about ourselves. But it also tells us so much about the world and it tells us even more about Allah. Now putting all of that in context, as you read this, you realize who you are, what the world is, what you're doing in it and who Allah is. So the outcry of your heart intuitive natural one, is it Yeah, can I go to where you're gonna stay? That's what it comes after. automatically comes after? Yeah. Can I by the way? Yeah, cuz since we came from you, we belong to you, we're going back to you. Our life is all about you. We are all about devotion and love to you.

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And you put all of this together. And that's, that's the whole story of this world. So assume that we worship and You help that we seek because we are hopeless. On our own, we are helpless. And that's what we want our lives to be. It puts your life in perspective. And that's what the essence of souls and fatty eyes

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and then when you say that only explain this essence. When you really

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see it, you just when you say it, you're supposed to be there. Yeah, can I would shoe that we love is the issue that we will devote ourselves to, because we already belong to you, we already came to you from you, and we are coming back to you. We are already yours.

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By default, by creation, we're going to do that as well by choice. And we want you to help us because

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there's nothing of our own, we don't create you create.

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So you put that in us, you guide us to you.

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And then when you say that when you experience that,

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you start to think about

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how this could translate into more tangible terms.

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So you say to Allah, guide us to the straight path, that takes us to the inner Siddhartha Muslim. And when you say that you acknowledge that you're gonna stay in that you help us because I don't know what the straight path is. You guide me to it. And it didn't set off on my stream as well. It doesn't say like in Arabic, it says, Idina, ILA, generally the either you guide to in the Quran, there's no two, there's no two is taken out, guide us the straight path. That's how it's reads guide us the straight path. What does that mean? Because every proposition you could come up with if it's in there. So guide us to the straight path, guide us on the straight path mean keeping, keep us on

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it, guide us within the straight path as well, because there are some times differences, guide us to the most guided.

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And keep us on it.

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And you know, several times, then you go even more high resolution, you explain Siddhartha Medina and I'm tally him, the, the path, or the way of those whom You have blessed and favored. And that's the prophets isin, his companions, the prophets and their disciples.

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And whoever follows that way.

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So, you're going a step further with Allah to define what you what you're looking for, you know, he's gonna guide you, but you just want you just, you show your investment by specifically mentioning what is the straight path.

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And that shows you gives you a sense of companionship.

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A sense of companionship.

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You're not on this path alone.

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You have the best of humanity, the heroes of humanity, were upon this path, the best among humanity.

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Throughout the ages, we're upon this path. So you feel this kind of companionship, this kind of legacy, and then ourselves. So that's the conclusion. So say

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As you're already acknowledged you're about loving Allah and that you can't do anything of yourself you need Allah's guidance. You're just now conclusion is implications it is. I'm going to figure out what that path is. I'm going to do my part I'm going to do what I can but I know I'm just doing it but you are the one who is doing everything you want the one who's guiding me You are the one who's keeping my heart with you.

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Sarah Latina and Anthony and you also acknowledge for yourself because it will help you step out tread that path. Who is the path you don't want to follow? Because not enough to know the path you want to follow? Because sometimes we have individualities and sometimes I want to value individuality is my take us off the track of the track and something seems good and it feels good right? But when you learn the ways it's for the family man or the law animal says cannot cannot do this alone. Rasul Allah is so sentimental to us. And he showed him how certain you drink honey that people used to ask the prophets of salaam about the good things and I used to ask the Prophet

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Solomon but the evil things and the bad things and the evil things out of fear I might fall into them

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so you you don't only know the path you you're treading you also know the paths you don't want to go to Saudi Arabia in Moldova, himolla. Berlin and Wahhabi la him are the ones who know the truth and not don't follow it.

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Know the truth regardless of any religion, or any background

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or any know the truth and not follow it.

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What a Bollin abahlali Those who have the intention or want to follow the truth, but they have not invested in learning it, finding it and from its real sources, good sources and asking Allah for the true guidance. So they're just trying to do something, thinking it's guidance and it's not the guidance. So Allah, Allah him are the ones who know the truth and don't follow it. The abundant are the ones who follow other than the truth because they don't know the truth.

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Because they have not invested in finding it. They have not invested in finding the truth.

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Okay, so that's simply solid and Fatiha. Shala we might have one or two conclusions that we will start with next week because I knew that I had also lost less than 100 videos of yourself