A Thematic Commentary On The Quran #11

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The Surah Al billions is a central theme of worship, with all three categories considered essential, and the story of a segment of human beings with similar tendencies and weaknesses as humans. The importance of learning from mistakes and experiences to build a lifetime's experience is emphasized, along with the importance of gratitude and understanding the rules of Islam. The shift from acceptance to reality and the use of words to describe actions and actions are also discussed, with a recap of the history of Islam and the importance of self-study. The speakers emphasize the importance of understanding and embracing the challenges of religion in our daily lives, while also acknowledging the challenges of religion in our daily lives.

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim hamdulillah bland Amina salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad. While earlier he was happy he may know that Okay, so today inshallah we have the fourth session on

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on just number one on the first job so we are meant to finish just number one today insha Allah Who to Hana again to recap and put things together

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we said, the central theme and solitary Bukhara, which runs through the whole surah. And you can actually find it popping up everywhere. Sometimes so clearly and obviously, in some times

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it's implicit,

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is, or appears in verse number 21, verse number 21, where Allah Subhan Allah says, Yeah, Johan Nasser, como la the Halacha come? Well, Latina and publikum, la la Contacta con of humanity worship You, Lord, Who created you and those who came before you so that you may attain taco or you may develop Taqwa. And we went through Surah Al Baqarah, showing how each segment actually serves this purpose, every segment, every group of verses, and so little Bacara serve serves this purpose. And it's not that every segment is, stands on its own. And it just supports or feeds into the central theme, but there is actually a sequence in them. So the surah starts with classifying three numbers

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or classifying humanity into three main types Alladhina, Amanu, Lavina, cathodal, and Olivia, and if you could obey Him, model the hypocrites and want to have your own.

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And we said, the basis of this classification is the central theme worship, how these people respond to the call, universal call and social Bacala how people respond according to that they will be classified in one of those categories. And then afterwards, Allah subhanaw taala presents some arguments and consequences of whether you believe you respond positively or respond, respond negatively. Allah talks about the Hellfire if you reject a lot talks about paradise. If you accept, then Allah presents an argument as to why even makes sense to worship Allah. Why does it make sense? Allah gives a rationalization a logical background for why this is the case and shouldn't be the

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case. Allah subhanaw taala matches that, how come you disbelieve in the One who created you from nothingness, then he will cause you to die then and he will bring you back to life again, he's the one who created the heavens for you. And he brought down provision from the heavens then he made the earth for you. So it just makes sense that you turned to him.

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And then Allah subhanaw taala gives a historical background of this whole thing is why you should worship Allah and why it's the only thing that makes sense. Let's go back in history, figure out how the whole story started. So Allah starts with solid Adam Alayhis Salam, the creation of humanity. The reason why humans existed, is to worship Allah. And Allah makes it clear how he favored humans. And he gave him he favored them over all creation, with we said to faculties to the things that enable them to worship Allah and obey Him by choice, not by design.

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By choice, everything we said, worships Allah by design. Everything obeys a law by design. They don't have any choice. The sun, the moon, the stars, the angels, everything else apart from humans and jinn. They worship Allah by design, there is no they don't have they can't make a choice. But Allah gave humans two faculties

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that set them apart from the rest of the creation. And these two faculties make humans worship Allah if they use them well. But if humans abused them or misuse these two faculties, they they will the these two faculties will become the reason why these people can't worship Allah or want worship Allah. And they are the capacity to learn, label things. Understand the master them in terms of knowledge, which is a limited amount as Mercola Allah told Adam the names of things.

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And the second one, which depends on this is making choice, free choice.

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Being able to decide what to do angels we said they don't decide. Angels are just told they are just inspired.

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And angels do not learn as we learn like they do.

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Don't come across something and then try to figure it out, and then learn it. That's how humans learn. We learn by through curiosity, through investigation, through experience, through exposure, but the angels learn by inspiration when Allah offered them some things and he said name them mentioned their names. They said we only know what you told us. If Allah does not inspire them they cannot learn on their own humans can that's different that's why Allah said to them in the Allah momella talamona, you know what you don't know. There's something special about these humans that you don't have. So don't assume humans are going to behave

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or don't see humans through yourselves. They are a different creatures a different, completely different thing.

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Okay, so then after mentioning the story, Allah still goes on with a story to show that

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the reason humans are here on Earth in this world, and they are going through this worldly life, is to give them a chance to make it back to paradise. And the only key that will get them into paradise is to worship Allah subhanaw taala which is the central theme in Surah Al Baqarah. Yeah, you are NASA good aura.

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So it's the only key and the prophets of salaam mentioned that. La ilaha illallah miftah. Hello, Jana. That the word Leila Allah which is to hate, which is worshiping Allah alone, is the key to paradise.

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And after this background, historical background, which puts everything in context, Allah subhanaw taala

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gives us another historical background, but it's a bit closer in time, it's more approximate.

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And it's about a segment of humans, human beings just like us. They have the same tendencies, the same weaknesses, the same opportunities, and they were given the same call.

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Okay, I'm giving you this call.

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I'm explaining everything to you. I'm putting it in context, I'm telling you what the consequences I'm giving you the logical reasons I'm giving you the whole background of this whole story, which makes all of that makes sense. Not only that, but I'm also providing you with an example of humans like you who received a message just like this.

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And here I lay out there experience in front of you so you can learn.

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Is there anything clear that that?

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Is there anything clearer than that? So Allah Subhana Allah tells us the story or Benny aside,

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these re lights the children of Israel, here they are. That's their story. What were they commanded? Allah Subhana. Allah says in the Quran, Allah God was saying Alina Otto Kitab and probably como, yeah. And it took Allah, we have commanded we have advised we have recommended to you and the people who were given the book before you, that you fear Allah meaning worship Allah have Taqwa of Allah be mindful of Allah and give him his due rights worshiping, same core.

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How did they respond, okay, they have flows, Allah is going to lay out their flaws. So we look at them. So instead of having to go through the experience and making these mistakes ourselves, Allah says, learn from other people's mistakes.

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Because wise person, as Abdullah and Mr. Little the Allahu Anhu said, I say, don't monitor Allah before he was shot a human Attalla BNF see, the wise person who will end up being happy with Allah subhanaw taala, those who learn from the mistakes of others, they learn from the example of others people, people have been through this. And you've seen the outcome. You don't have to go through a lifetime like that person. You can take a lifelong experience just by reflecting on there example, how long would it take you? Let's say 15 minutes, you hear the story or the gist of the story. We just read their biography, right? You don't have to go through that life 7080 years. But you can

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just read it in half an hour in an hour and get the lesson. So you have a lifetime's experience at your fingertips. Allah has given giving us the experience and the product of the experience and the lessons of an experience of a whole nation. A whole nation, Allah is offering them to us on a silver plate. Here they are, reflect upon them because whatever mistakes they have fallen into, you're going to find yourselves in these in similar situations, you will have the same kind of temptations, same times, same type of weaknesses.

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So when you find yourself following that example, wake up because I'm offering you the example and the end of of all of their story. So you don't have to go through it as now once you read it. And you you digest it and you internalize it. It is it is as if you've been through it, but without actually

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going through it without actually going through. And

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I think it wasn't hustle and bustle yet I am Allah to Allah,

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who said, Imagine yourself

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that you have passed away, you've been put in your grave, you've been questioned by the angels.

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And then you'll receive some of the consequences of your deeds in the grave, then imagine that the call goes out on the day of judgment, and you're resurrected, and you're standing on the day of judgment.

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And you're waiting for 100,000 years for the account to start in the heat of the sun, all of humanity or an open plane, and you're, they're under so much stress, it's like an endless wait.

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And then the fire is shown to display to the people and the Paradise is displayed as well, then the records are being given, then you look at your record, you might receive it in your right hand, or your left hand.

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And he said, You will be you will be brought to be asked questioned by a law directly. And that moment is going to decide where you will end up and live eternally.

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And he says, Now, wake up, now open your eyes.

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Because the moment he said, that moment, you would look back and you say, I wish have gone back. He said, now you're now you're given this wish you're back.

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He said, now you're back. You've been there, and you've come back. So take the lesson.

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So Allah is saying here, here's their example, by reading their example and looking at the consequences. It is as if you've been with them through that experience, but without actually being there without actually having to go through that risk, are having this the bad end that they themselves received.

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So again, it's a gift on a silver plate.

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And most of first Jews actually talks about this talks about Bani Israel. Now as Allah is giving the Muslims this background, there's something else towards the end of the first Jews. Allah shifts from speaking about the early Israelites, the early children of Israel, at the time of more Salah his Suriname and at the time of other prophets, Solomon and their will in general.

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Allah then ends up talking about the Jews, their descendants who were in Medina.

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Why does a beautiful transition?

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It's a beautiful transition. Because now when Allah lays out the experience of Bani Israel, so the Muslims learn from it.

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The Muslims at the time when salted Baqarah was being revealed, they were in Medina, and there were people of the Scripture and the Muslims in the early stages of Medina, they used to look up to the People of the Scripture.

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They used to look up to them. Why, because these are people who received scripture,

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people who had some of the truth with them, despite the distortion, distortions and the changes, the part of the truth was still there, and you are more likely to find people who are willing to accept the truth among them, or at least this was the impression that Muslims had. And that's why previously in Mecca, when the Persian Empire was fighting against the Byzantine Empire. And it was taking over for most of the most of the time, at that at that period, the Persian Empire had overcome the Byzantine Empire.

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But then,

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Allah subhanaw taala gave victory

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to the Byzantines over over Persia. All of them are non Muslims. But the people of Persia were pagans were put worshipping fire worshipping the God of good and evil. Whereas the Byzantines despite their distorted the distorted version of religion, that they were holding on to still they they were people of the Scripture, and Allah subhanaw taala says what?

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And so that's the room the beginning of sorts of room, where you will my 11 year old me know and have been asked her Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala will give Allah said Allah says in surah to Rome that he predicts that he will give it doesn't predict by his foretelling the Muslims, that Allah will give

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the Romans who are the East Eastern Romans, the present Byzantines, Allah will give them victory within a number of years, a few years. And when that victory comes the believers meaning Mohamed Salah Salem and the Companions, they will rejoice rejoice on what both of these are non Muslims. Now there's a new ones here. People of the Scripture were looked up to, were looked up to and they were expected to stay true to their message.

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Which foretold the prophet the arrival of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and it told them to follow the final messenger. So the Muslims in Medina, were expecting this to be the response of the Jewish tribes in Medina. But obviously this did not happen. But again, sometimes, and it took the Muslims some time to put the Jewish tribes in their place. Because sometimes you respect someone, and they wronged you, and they take advantage of you. But you still you have not, you have not figured that out yet. Right? Sometimes you look up to someone, and they take advantage of you, they take you for a ride, but but still, you did not figure this out, you still go to these people, you

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still look up to these people, despite everything they've done for you. Why? Cuz of an initial impression that you have about them that these are good people. And sometimes it takes you years to figure out that this person has been using me all along. And enough is enough, I should put these people in their place. Well, that was the experience of the Muslims still, even though the Jewish tribes denied the truth of the message of Prophet Muhammad sighs despite the fact that it was confirmed in their books, and

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still, the Muslims were giving them the benefit of the doubt the Muslims were still looking up to them, they were hoping that these people would still come in to the truth, come back to their minds, and accept the truth. They were still expecting it to happen. So Allah subhanaw taala, as he talks about the early, early ancestors, the the early generations of the of the Israelites, then Allah subhanaw taala transitions so smoothly into their descendants that we're living today, meaning at the time of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and his companions, and Allah puts them in their place.

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He tells the believers how to deal with them. Still, why? How does this relate to the central theme? Because the that was affecting the Muslims. This was affecting the Muslims, because some of those Jews at the time

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they started denying the message of the Prophet SAW Selim. Some of them played tricks, like what?

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And it's mentioned in the Quran referred to in the Quran, they would say, Yeah, that's what we found in the in our books, Muhammad is the literal message, they would believe. But later on either the same day, or a couple of days later, they would give up on Islam, and they would go back to their religion.

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And you're shocked as a Muslim? How come?

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You just said, it's in your book, and it confirms what's in your book. And that's, that's the truth. Why now you've just left it. It would cause Muslims confusion, and cause some doubts in their hearts. And a person would say, No, I thought it was the truth. But apparently now, when I inspected it properly, it's not what's been foretold in our books, and thus casting doubt in the hearts of believers. So it was affecting the Muslims. So Allah subhanaw taala, was now putting these people in the right place, so the Muslims don't get affected by them. So the Muslims can still continue to fulfill their promise to Allah which is to worship Allah alone. That's how it relates to the central

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theme, then towards the end of the first Jews.

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Allah subhanaw taala.

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mentions the story of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. So Allah closes the first Jews with the story of Ibrahim Ali salaam, and a conclusion and a conclusion as to how to deal

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how to deal with the people have the book

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in general, in general, I have a question for you.

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Why does Allah close the first Jews? With the story of Ibrahim and how does this wrap up? The Jews? The first just in reference to the central theme anyone can think of something? Can you come up with something?

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I don't see how Sam is is he traveled? He's not around.

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He's easily missed by fear and shall anyone can think of Why did Allah wrap up the festers with the story of Ibrahim and he is

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keeping in mind the sequence that we just mentioned the whole sequence from the beginning till this point.

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Why story with Brian

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anyone wants to give it a try.

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It's okay to make a mistake. No, not a big deal.

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Cottam, Allah azza wa jal just a woman Surah Al Baqarah because such Ibrahim and is

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KFA Yanni yet another master that has built for cover ecfs altenburger Over here, I will advise you Anessa Gulaba Comala the Halacha Comala Dinamani public accountant.

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Okay, now try I'll go for it.

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The central theme and sorta Tila Bacala. And it's heavily present in the first juice is what? Yeah, you have a national

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tour hadiah your NASA or Budo are back home. worship your Lord, right worship your Lord. And Allah mentions everything and the first Jews to support this theme from many angles.

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And Allah mentions a segment of humanity that were given this call and how they did not live up to it.

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And the law then mentions their mistakes, we're going to come back to them as to the mistakes so we can learn from them.

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But I wanted to just finalize the whole framework for the first job then we go to the into the details.

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Allah concludes

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the first Jews with the perfect example for someone who has fulfilled this invitation was your pure Lord alone

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was Ibrahim alayhis salam

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Brahim, and is in Ibrahima can all mankind eaten the lie and even when a communal machete can, Ibrahim Ali Salam he was a nation by himself.

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He was a nation by himself.

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He worshipped the last one, he was true to Allah and he was upon the straight path. So the ideal example for for humanity and for the Muslims, for someone to worship Allah was Ibrahim Alayhi Salam.

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There's what Allah took him as his colleague, Zach Allaha as his Khalil as the closest friend to Allah, special place for Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam that was only granted also to Prophet Muhammad Ali your Salah to Salah.

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So Allah closes that with so Allah gave an example that did not live up to the demand or the expectation. But Allah closes with the perfect with the perfect example and that's example of Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salam. What does Allah say about Ibrahim just to

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Allah says, What? Ibrahim Allah boo boo kitty Matin Fatima

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Allah in Niger, a locally Nursey Imam. So that's really the excellence of Ibrahim so Allah Subhana Allah says here

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remember, when

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Abraham was tested by his lord with certain commandments, which he fulfilled, Allah said, I will certainly you may I will certainly make you into a role model for the people.

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So Abraham is the role model for us to fulfill

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this invitation divine invitation to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. There's a secondary reason why Ibrahim was mentioned here is that the people of the Scripture

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the Jews and the Christians, they claim to be upon the example of Ibrahim Aeneas. So Allah clarifies the example of Abraham and he shows how they are not upon it.

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Okay, so let's go to the

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mistakes or the flaws of the people who came before us so that we take heed and we don't fall into them because these mistakes either take us completely away from the fulfillment of the divine command to worship Allah alone, or they weaken

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and impede our achievement of this divine command.

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So Allah says to them

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with Quran Amity allottee and um to La como phobia the OVI de como Aya for baboon, verse number 414.

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So first, thankfulness gratitude, being mindful of Allah's favors upon you. So the first floor or mistake that those people those segments of humanity fell into that really blemished their capacity to fulfill the divine command of worshiping Allah alone was lack of gratitude.

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Lack of shortcode

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or the Quran, Matty Allah

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dnm to ally.

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Keep in mind, remember, be mindful of my favor upon you. What is the favorite?

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Everything Allah has given you,

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blessings Allah has given you. And on top of that, the guidance which is the greatest gift, the divine revelation.

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So they were not thankful. They were not appreciative of what Allah subhanaw taala has given them an it is easy for humans to fall into this, Allah says, what color you don't mean a bad idea, a chakra or

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the minority, a small minority among all my servants are thankful. Thankful are a minority among humans.

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And that was the face first mistake. So one of the things that will stop you

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worshipping Allah, as he truly deserves, is not recognizing Allah's favors upon you.

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Failing to do that, for him to remember that and you need to, you need to remember you need to remind yourself why because the human self is forgetful. human self is forgetful. It's human nature. It's human nature to forget,

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the prophets of salaam said about

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about females, and it applies also to males. But the professor must be convert a specific concept of a specific context. He said, The foreigner lashes Ashi

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you live in denial to all the goodness that a husband has offered you.

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Not denial by tongue but you just forget about it as if it never happened,

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as if it never happened.

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the Prophet said when he was asked about this, he explained he said

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Mr. Otto, you're in a zoo ha.

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Bow boiler hungry

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for men, but I mean, who shaves the old Mara hate

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that a person

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is very good to his wife, for example, for a lifetime. And then when she sees something she doesn't like she says, she says, I never saw anything good from you.

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I never received anything good from you. There's nothing good in you. And that tells you that this is actually common, but the person on one specific was speaking about specific contexts. But do we all humans, males and females have this absolutely big time. All of us someone who's good to you all along, but at some point, they say do something or they say something you don't like, you write them off.

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That's ungratefulness you're not reminding yourself of the favors or the gift you're not thankful. And with Allah's pantalla it's more so like Allah, this is a switch so many things, one thing falls apart. And then we lose it as if we have been given nothing. That's ungratefulness and that's serious.

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Well, for B ID or Phoebe, it can wait yeah, for HUBZone and remain truthful to my covenant with you and I will fulfill my side, you fulfill your side, I'll fulfill my side.

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And that's, as we said, explain that previously. There's two levels of that there's the fitrah that we have. It's human nature that naturally seeks a law and seeks to be grateful and thankful and obedient to Allah. We are supposed to be true to this. We're not supposed to live in denial to it. And number two, a higher level of this commitment is when a person recognizes the truth and they commit to it Leila Allah Masha, Muhammad Rasool Allah Shahada.

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That's an emphasized covenant above the footlong one.

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So stay true to it. When you when you are a Muslim, you are in an agreement with Allah to obey him to put Allah before you to put Allah's commands before you

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before your commands before your wishes.

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Were born and be fearful of my punishment I can be in being mindful that there are consequences.

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I mean, we'll be Manziel Tomasa Kalima, Kumala Takanawa caffeine will be at Karelian what Yeah, I have a tough one. And believe in what I sent down that confirms what you already have in your hands, and do not be the first ones to disbelieve in it. Again, we said the problem was foretold in their books, but they rejected it. They rejected him. And they denied the existence of such verses. They said, We don't find you in our books. You're not mentioned in our books.

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Can we fall into something like that? Yes. When we are in a situation and we want to do something, but then it's pointed out to us, hey, the Quran says you can't do this or the head

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It says, No, that's wrong.

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You say no, that's not it

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without like a proper kind of rationalization, right? So you're about to do something or you want to do something and you get the guidance from Allah. So this is been made clear to you either on the Quran or the Hadith, someone explains it to someone qualified. I'm not just saying about someone because you hear a lot of stuff. And not anyone who quotes the Quran and the Sunnah have this authority that you just obey them, because there might actually be misunderstanding and misinterpreting and misconstruing the Quran, sunnah. And we have lots of these people. We have lots of these people. What I'm saying when something true comes to you from the Quran and the Sunnah, and

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it's properly

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and when it applies to your situation, and you reject it, you fall under this, not necessarily disbelieving in it, but at least even that level of rejection is serious. Serious.

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Well, that's a steal, we'll be at Thermonuclear War II I have a token and do not exchange, my guidance my versus my words, for a cheap for something cheap. Again, when you disobey Allah subhanaw taala. You, okay? There is seems to be some kind of benefit. So I commit a haram for it. I commit a haram for it, I fall into sin to get some kind of benefit. Well, that seems to be a benefit. But as long as it's you're going against the will of Allah Agus sorry, against the Command of Allah subhanaw taala. Be sure that the harm that's going to come to you or not only in the Hereafter, but even in this world is going to be greater than the benefit you're getting out of it. So

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again, these are things that they fell into, and we are very likely to fall into these.

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What Yeah, I have a Takuan and B, protect yourselves from my punishment.

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Well, that'll be Sudhakar Bilbao. Today, we're talking to Monica and Tom tanomo. Do not mix the truth with falsehood. And then you hide the truth. When you actually when you knowingly.

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And how often we do that in an argument, right?

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We realize, oh, we are on the wrong now, but our ego could not take it. So we basically mix the truth with falsehood.

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We mix the truth or falsehood, or someone

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just because we don't like them, they say the truth and we don't take it from them why we try to prove them wrong, just because there's a personal thing between us.

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That's again, and oftentimes, by the way, people, you know, and this is the media, this applies to the media big time, oftentimes people think the media lies.

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But they're smarter than lying because if they are caught lying, they will be exposed. And, and they tried to be careful, they tried to be the very cautious not to be caught. So what do they do?

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Oftentimes, you don't need to lie to hide the truth.

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You don't need to lie. But what you need to what you can do is mix the truth with falsehood. That's more difficult for people to detect and figure out. If you're listening to me or I'm alone to Allah. He says, anytime

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you find the people of Buddha of people of Cofer people of disbelief, they have something attractive and people are attracted to what they say or what they do. Be sure that this thing that people are attracted to is a mixture of of truth and falsehood, and people are attracted to the truth in it.

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People are attracted to the truth in it. So usually mixing the falsehood with the truth is more cynical and more evil than just mere lying is more deceptive. It's very difficult to uncover, and usually gets more people in.

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Well famous salotto to the cat, our cow rocking. Again, these are three levels of worship of the masala which is the right of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. This is a pure right of Allah, you do the salah. And that covers also this is a category as well, not only the Salah, but as a category, any act of worship that is for Allah like fasting

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for Allah like zikr doing vicar reciting Quran does for Allah subhanaw taala were to zakah is more of a social act of worship. It isn't in obedience to Allah, but it has social consequences and financial consequences, right? Because it helps the poor, it creates a more fair distribution of wealth among society and it helps the needy and it's also in obedience to Allah and part of it is spiritual, but and also by distributing wealth in that way it has social consequences that

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brings the society together, instead of you know,

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drawing the divide between the rich and the poor beggar and creating resentment among the segments of society that's actually brings about more harmony and closeness.

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Welcome Omaha Kane, as well, this shows that acts of worship, some of them are singular, and some of them are congregational. And there's an emphasis in Islam on things that are done in congregation, because humans are social beings, social beings. So that's why we have selected Gemma.

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As we have selected Gemma, it's actually it's very helpful when a person is within a group. And that's what sociology sociologists, actually, that's what they study because humans behave differently when they are in a group than when they are by themselves. Just like that, when you're in a group of people, you you do things you would never do if you were by yourself, or if you were alone.

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So there is there is a group identity, and that is what's called social identity. And that's what happens in protests. By the way, that's why protests are extremely dangerous. And they could escalate quite rapidly and get out of control. Why? Because when humans are in groups, they act in ways

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that could be irrational. So if a person is moving the crowds, they could do whatever they want with that crowd. And people would lose their sense of judgment. That's known. That's that's, that's group thing. That's group mentality. It's being studied.

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So we can use this site and you will find Islam utilizes this aspect of the human existence or the human psyche, is that the social identity, the social tendency to blend into a group and just be part of it,

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in order to facilitate our practice, have the truth and our commitment to the truth and our worship of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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So I'm on a NASA Bilibid return. So when I come onto that lunar Kitab, fly tackle, do you command or do you recommend that people follow the good things and righteousness, but you forget about yourself? So you basically you preach, but you breach what you preach?

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That's not the point as hypocrisy. That is hypocrisy and the prophets of salaam says in the Hadith that he saw in his on his journey to it and it's like, what a mirage that he saw some of the people of the hellfire and there was a person

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who has his guts

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poured out pouring out of his stomach, onto the ground. And then he keeps going around his guts, in circles like a mule.

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And the people of the Hellfire say, what's what's wrong with you? Like, why are you in this state? You used to tell us to do the good things and and advises against the bad things. And I'm talking tomorrow nobody novel model for 10 Hana La Mancha. Karla Bella, according to our model, company model, if you will, it will come and carry

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with it. People said used to, you know, tell us to do the good and advices against the evil, what's wrong? Why are you on the state, you would respond? I used to advise you to do good, but I would not do it myself. And I used to tell you don't do these bad things. And I used to do them myself myself.

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So it's a very, it's a very bad state installer. It's something that holds you back from fulfilling the divine command to worship Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is serious. Like, there is many stories from the early generations, some of the companions in the taboo in that when they mentioned this hadith of the Prophet Solomon, they recited this verse, they would pass out.

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Why? Because the problem this mainly applies to the people who make a public display of their religiosity. People like Imams who speak and tell people, you speak and you tell people to do good things, but you're still a human being and you have your own weaknesses. And you have your own flaws. And sometimes you fall into the things that you tell people not to do. And sometimes you will tell people to do things you yourself, are unable to do and sustain. And sometimes it feels hypocrite it's, it's a constant struggle. It's a constant struggle, because humans love this kind of display. And oftentimes, people get the impression that when someone says they do these things, and

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they recommend doing these things, and they talk against certain things that this person has embodied this before speaking, that's the people's impression, but most of the time, it's not the case. It's not the case. And that's why when you have sometimes a Muslim speaker again, being exposed for what is actually a normal mistake that most of us fall into,

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but as they say, and the Arabic language Zilla too early MacGruber double the slip

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or the mistake of a stumble of a scholar. You know, there'll be a fuss about it, people will make a party on about this, right? Same thing like politicians, people, we look up to people, we expect more of our seniors. But the thing is humans are humans. And the weaknesses are the weaknesses and people's flaws or people's flows. The problem sometimes is that we attach unrealistic expectations upon our public figures, but these are human beings. And they have their flaws and they have their mistakes. We should not idealize people should respect people look up to them and learn from them, but not idealize them.

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But the problem is with people who, whose general demeanor and style is to say to people do things and they themselves don't do that. So they preach but they themselves don't practice. That's a general that's the general approach. That's where that's where that's really serious.

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And subhanAllah

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Bamenda Josie Rama Allah to Allah. He spoke about his teachers Mamluk Josie is not even a human Josie, Josie. He lived 600 something after hijra, and he was, I believe a Shafi scholar.

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He said I started with many scholars for such a long time. Some of them had a lot of knowledge, some of them had less knowledge and he said the people I benefited from and he mentioned one of his teachers and mildly shameful and mildly. He said when I attended this persons sessions, he would not allow any backbiting in his meetings.

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He would not allow people to mention someone who's not present. He was such a decent human being and every time he mentioned something about paradise or the hellfire, you will find him cry. And then think about Allah subhanaw taala you will find him emotional. And he said for Karna Yeah, and that will Buka or who will be ye ebony or Soran. He said his own tears were building Castle castles of faith in my heart.

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And he said I attended many other scholars who are more knowledgeable, but these people used to back by others under the pretext of a gentle Hatha deal. And they're like, you know, is this person reliable or not reliable and then they would talk about people. He said, Allah benefited me through through this

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and mildly and another scholar, he said because of their because they they applied the knowledge that they preached

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and he said a lot benefited me through them more than anyone else more than any of my other teachers

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then Allah says says we're staying over somebody was somebody when they had like a built on a ladder machine and seek help seek assistance seek support, because humans are weak and lots of blue hotel in Santa Eva, Man is weak humans are weak or vulnerable. So, Allah says the way to strengthen yourself and Skyfold your your structure and your capacity is with these two things. Patience subber, which is more than patience and a solid

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a solid that means Salah strengthens us, it keeps us going and it helps us deal with more pressure. So anyone who wants to grow in their field specific specially especially if their field requires a lot of

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other field is demanding

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is demanding could be like

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public position, or could be

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a position where there's lots of trials like your let's say it could be customer service, you're dealing with people on a daily basis and you're being tried by people's attitude and sometimes people's ignorance and disrespect. You deal with people from different backgrounds, different mentalities, different demeanors on a daily, it tests you, it tests you. So any kind of position that is demanding

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these two things will impact will strengthen you and build you to be able to handle more pressure.

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So you perform better.

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A sub masala patience, forbearance, perseverance, and consistency. All of these are meanings of patients by the way. And so that that shows that patience is something or somebody something that we can build within ourselves and the more we grow, the more it grows within us, the more

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For we become what Salah as well as salah, Salah if we perform it well. It strengthens us. It builds us. It fortifies us. So anyone who wants to become a leader in their field, and they want to grow and they want to have a bigger impact, these are the two things that they have to build within themselves.

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These are the two things they have to build within themselves. And this resonates through the Quran, by the way in different ways you find Allah subhanaw taala and spirit as such that Allah says what you're Anam in Houma in matter. Yeah, don't be a Medina, Allah Moussa borrow, what can all be at now you walked in one. And we made from among them, leaders guides for others, when they

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had Sabha when they developed support, and when they reached a level of your clean and certainty, like a very profound level of faith, about our signs and our guidance.

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Again, somebody's mentioned and here your pain has a lot to do with Salah by the way

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Salah builds your faith it builds your again, it takes you it shows you the world at a bigger scale than what we limit ourselves usually, which is the physical world, the material world that we deal with, that expands your lens. So you can actually view the world within a fuller context. You see everything within that frame. So you have a more balanced view, which is very more resourceful and more powerful.

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And the law explains how now shows the connection between sort of the search there which is the octane, certainty, high level of faith, a profound level of faith and Salah. So Allah says, Seek the help or seek strength in sober and salah. And indeed, it is a huge burden, except for those who are harsher in

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except for those who have who show and humility, who is a state of the heart.

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Sure, is a state of the heart that is characterized by humility and peace, serenity, tranquility.

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And profound

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insight into the hereafter. As what for sure it really is that it reflects itself on the state of the body.

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So it's a huge burden except for those who are harsher in it Allah explains who are the harsher in and leadin I have unknown unknown to him anomaly here, John, those are the ones who Hi have this high level of certainty that they will meet their Lord and they will return to Him. Again, certainty again.

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Again, pops up.

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And so self development in Islam is built on these two things

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is built on these two things and they've been delineated by many of the scholars specifically have been Tamia and am they spoke about these two things, you develop the human being through these two things, which is

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a sub refers to act Ischia and the LI RP in which also the prayer feeds into a lot is

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reaching, getting your knowledge about the truth to reach a level of certainty and high faith.

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This how humans are grown.

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That Allah says Again, you have any slight EULA, or the Quran or material that you haven't already come on, if Allah took my I mean, remember my favorites upon you and that I favored you upon the rest of the world, what tokuyama lethargy and often unnecessarily in what I call them inertia, I don't have to do well on this alone and be

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just be wary or be careful, be ready for a Day when no other self will benefit another self and so on and so forth. Then Allah mentioned his favorites upon them how he saved them from for their own. And now he calls for I want to drown and how Allah gave Morsani Sadam the revelation and the guidance on how Allah forgave Bani Israel after the worship the calf.

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And how then they challenged Mossad, his son and they said we will only believe when you show us Allah so we could see him with our own eyes. And then Allah subhanaw taala sent a thunderbolt upon them that caused them to die. Then Allah brought them back to life from death. So they actually

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sometimes today they talk about a near death experience. This is a real death experience. People crossed the barrier of death and they came back into this Well, that's a real one. Not like what people some people experienced today like a near death experience.

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or like

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somebody like they feel they have left their body and come back. Then Allah mentions the His blessings upon the mandala Allah Comala number one Zelina alicona. Now Silva, we have,

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we have protected you from the heat of the sun with a canopy of clouds, because they were in Sinai and the desert was hot. So Allah made made it cloudy for them. So it protects them from the heat of the of the sun. And Allah gave them the best type of food which is the type of birds that would be available for them to consume.

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And our last ones, Allah told them to enter a specific town or city and to seek Allah's forgiveness, but they started messing with them just changing the words, changing the words Allah says, You say hit Allah, like, shed our sins away from our shoulder from us. But they just for the sake of like messing with it. They just said him. They said the weeds which is it's very close in Arabic, which is again like like what, like what's what's the point behind it?

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What's the point behind it? Again, you just playing with words, and you're dealing with Allah subhanaw taala.

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Again, and Allah mentions how they've been ungrateful, how Allah gave them the when they were thirsty, and Musa asked for water and Allah told him to strike the, the, or the mountain or the stone with his, with his rod, and how 12 Springs gushed forth and they could drink according to the number of the tribes that Allah said, Allah gave you more food and then you asked for lower quality of food and you were ungrateful.

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And, and again how Allah prohibited you from

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working on the Sabbath on Saturday fishing, and then your sword means rounded. So then we transform these people into apes and, and swine, as a punishment and as a reminder as a lesson for everyone else. And then Allah mentioned is the story of Soto Bacala, which we spoke about two weeks ago, right? And we mentioned why the wholesaler oval Bukhara was named after this short story. It's just one page among about 48 pages, but the whole surah was named after it, because it signifies the whole thing is the worship is about obedience, unconditional obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. This is the is the core element in in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. And the mistake of those people.

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So all of this is for us, we can also all of us can fall into this, then it shifts into speaking about the Jewish tribes who were living are the People of the Book, who are living in Medina, as Allah says to the believers, do you think that you still hope that these people would believe in the truth, when they used to hear the words of ALLAH receive them and change them on the same day? Can they receive the revelation of Allah, they would receive it, and they would go and change it, and then give it communicated to people changed after having changed it, you still think people are going to come, come like come to the truth.

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Allah says, wake up to the reality of those people. So Allah now starts instructing the believers in Medina, how to handle those people.

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So the shift now is, or you Muslims, you have accepted the word of Allah. And now you are facing a challenge, which is

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that segment of humanity,

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which serves as an example for you to learn from, and who had some level of authority because there are people of the Scripture.

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And now they're abusing this position, and they are hindering your capacity to worship Allah fully to fulfill that divine command, which is worship Allah.

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Now I'm going to teach you how to deal with that was confusing for the believers, who was confusing. It's just like, you know, when someone is passive aggressive,

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because they're kind,

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but they are vicious at the same time. You get confused.

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Where to put this person. That's why passive aggressive is very traumatic. By the way, if you've been dealing with a person who has this passive aggressive kind of attitude, most likely you're traumatized. You're traumatized because you get clue clues that the person is actually good and nice and innocent, and they care for you. And they want good for you. And they are actually they actually do things to help you. But on the other hand, they're always displaying other clues that they want to destroy you and they've done harmful things to you, and you get confused. It's just like someone who gives you a lollipop and smacks you in the face at the same time. Like, you search every every

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quarter inch of your brain. What does this even mean? Right?

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That was exactly what the

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Muslims we're dealing with like these are people of this Christian scripture. We look up to them they still say some of the truth and they still even come to by the way, they point out some of the mistakes of the Muslim so one one incident they came to the Prophet SAW Salem, one of them came to the Prophet and said, Yeah, Mohammed inocula to Sri Kona Billa he came to the office and he said you guys associate partners with Allah you will Muslims.

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And the problem says, How come like woman that

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Kowloon will cab you say by the cab

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or by fallen and fallen by

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be full of fallen by the cab by so and so by my son you know this is still a by the way Come on among the Arabs now by my son I'm telling the truth

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or by my honor.

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So oh, by the life of my husband or my wife

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so that okay, now there must be telling the truth.

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So he said you're you're making an offer by the name of somebody other than Allah.

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The Prophet said festival.

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So the Providence had told the Muslims immediately is not a matter of ego now. Now we don't take from your get out of here. Your non Muslim right, which we have here, sometimes today, or this is non Muslims, forget about that.

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The truth wherever it comes from, we take it and hikmah law, little mom the truth, wisdom, is the last property of a believer wherever you find it, you have the rights to it, take it.

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So the Prophet says I'm said that a coder will care about I can call you or Bill Kaiba

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Do not swear by the Kaaba been by the Lord of the cab.

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So, again, these are these people were not just like, all messy, they had some stuff, right?

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So the Muslims were confused. There were the word confusing the Muslims. So Allah subhanaw taala, clarifies to the believers, how to put these peoples in that people in the right place. And that lifted the confusion from the Muslims, it made it easy to deal with them. Now, things got clarified. So you have ALLAH SubhanA, Allah telling them that when these people are in private, they actually they plot against you. So don't think their behavior is, is spontaneous, or is authentic, these people are actually pre preparing their plans and, and their their games that are going to play on you.

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And Allah then reveals how most of them don't know anything about the book. And that's the reality for for the most part. Up until recently, the only people who had access to the Scripture were the, the priests, the rabbis, the general masses had no axis.

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And then Allah says that they actually make up their rights stuff. And they claim that this is revelation. And the reason for them the rationale for this is that they said the Fire will only touch us for a few days. So we'll be patient with it. We will be patient with it. And by the way, we can fall into this we can say you're not to sin, I'll seek forgiveness and Allah will forgive me

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as a problem, say mistakes so that will hold us back from worshipping Allah subhanaw taala properly

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Yeah, then Allah revealed how they used to for example, Allah give them commands and they would choose some and leave some

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etc. Again, our point is not getting into all the details is just to frame everything and link it back to the central theme in the in the soul.

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Yeah, a lot of talks about how they dealt with magic black magic as well. And again, you will find this in this ummah, there are people who deal with black magic and how often somebody comes and there's black magic done to them or they have issues and they sing bad dreams and they're acting weird and, and stuff. Unfortunately, Muslims are doing that sometimes we look up to the peep. Some of us think that some of the people are involved in black magic, they think they are shady.

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You think they are shaken? These people are sorcerers these are magicians these are people who have disbelieved in Allah and His messenger

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and this is more so back home but

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unfortunately so again, same mistakes we are always prone to falling into these.

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These mistakes and a lot smarter exposes them more and reveals their their reality. So specifically what Allah shows the comparison Allah says empty don't antas a lulu solar calm. Kama Sutra Musa, I'm in Kabul. Do you want to ask your messenger as you asked Musa before, but did they ask Musa before show us Allah for Allah is there let us see him. Let him reveal Himself to us.

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So Allah saying as well don't treat Muhammad SAW salah.

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As those people, the people who are with Musa as they asked him as they challenged him

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so that's the point. So again,

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the whole sort of sort of Bukhara the central theme in it is divine call to all of humanity. Yeah, you had NASA good or bad Kamala de halacha Kamala Dinniman Kamala Kamala contacter own or humanity. worship your Lord have created you on those who came before you so that you may attain Taqwa everything else in the Surah is a beautiful sequence. It all feeds into this reinforces it.

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And thus, it makes it clear Okay, so that's the first use and then Shala as we will go through the secondary, the second visit will start to get more technical into the details of how you can worship a loss of details that will go into the details of certain rulings of the prayer of evens occur, and other things like will etc. It will and fasting it will talk about them, it will still feed into worship you will note alone so we sorted Bacara is all about worshiping Allah subhanaw taala and the main avenue to this is complete submission and obedience. So with this Hamdulillah we finished the first Jews shot out with the second Jews as well we will spend about four weeks so averages will

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take us about a month but evening to Allah Do we have questions?

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For the Nile al Amin, we give them the message.

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This kind of what they were favored upon others favored upon all the others by one. And we actually spoke about this, I think maybe three weeks ago.

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We said What does

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with What kind of favor or blessing or degree Allah gave, we said, the blessings of Allah are two levels, one of them is conditional.

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And the second one is a recompense reward. So the conditional one is Allah Subhana Allah, which is the Mercy of Allah, it encompasses everyone. Allah gives his blessings to everyone.

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You are thankful. Allah will give you the highest higher level, the recompense, Allah will reward you with more blessings, you've earned those ones.

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Same applies to guidance, Allah will give you guidance. So he's favored you upon those who did not receive that level of guidance.

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That's what Allah favored them with which is the guidance Prophet Musa alayhis, Salam Harun

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all the prophets of Bani Israel.

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That's conditional. Now, if they do not give it its right, if they do not respond to this as as they should,

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it will be taken away from them. And they will not get the highest level of for the or, or blessings from Allah. So that's basically what it is. It's not universal. So this kind of the chosen people is a myth. This is a myth.

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And it's quite racist.

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So the rule applies to all of humanity, all of humanity. And we and I think we explained this with specifically with regards to the love of Allah said Love of Allah is conditional.

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We said the Mercy of Allah is not conditional. The mercy in this world Allah will give His mercy to everyone. When Allah gives and blesses does not mean he loves

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Love of Allah.

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is conditional upon being true to him.

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A person who betrays their own human nature and betrays the Lord, they don't earn the love or love of Allah is earned is earn so this is why it's a mistake. Why sometimes you find some people say, Oh, Allah loves you. How do you know?

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You can't speak for Allah like this. Can't speak. Allah says, Allah Allah but volume and Allah does not love the wrongdoers.

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So when he says No, Allah hates the action, but it doesn't, but he likes the person. How did you know?

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This is not from Islam. It's taken from some versions of Christianity.

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But that's not that's not an Islamic concept. What's universal is Allah's Mercy Allah is merciful. Yes. But mercy does not necessarily mean love, love of Allah is earned. The love of Allah is in because Allah does not love falsehood.

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And if a person lives in falsehood and chooses to live in falsehood, and they reject the truth, they don't earn the love of Allah. Simple.

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Okay, I know

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Okay, so the incident with the with that person who came to the problem and he said you guys make sure because some of you swear by the Kaaba, right. Why didn't the prophecy Salam say that to the Muslims before? Right? Probably the prophesy Salam did not hear them. That's what seems to be because we have a general ruling in Islam which is called Al Bandar Yatta hello and Dr. Hajra that divine clarity or divine or prophetic clarification is not delayed beyond the time from of need when something is there, the problem is supposed to clarify it. So since the person did not clarify this, it seems that it did not happen in front of them. Yeah

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good question.

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Adam was the first profit.

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Now was Adam a prophet or not? I mean, still what he was not a messenger. There's a difference between profit and a messenger. So a prophet does not have to convey the message. It's a messenger who has to carry a message, but a prophet could be just to himself. Prophet means he received revelation but not necessarily was given a mission to convey so in that sense, Adam is considered to be a prophet but not necessarily a messenger. You're right. Yeah.

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So the first that's why there's almost consensus among the scholars. Oh, well Russell, no, honey is first messenger was no Hallasan

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who was about 10 generations or 10?

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Yeah 10 generations after

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after Adam any

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any more questions?

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Good, I'm glad you asked this question. So when Allah says well let us throw will be at him and Allah and do not exchange or trade my verses for a cheap price. Some people take this so for example, teachers of the Quran

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or you teaching Quran, you're selling the Quran for a little bit of money, that's haram.

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So what they want they want the Quran teacher to teach their kids Quran, but not take money and somehow make a living somehow.

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Now, if you look at throughout the history of Islam, yes, there were some scholars out of what we call whare excessive precaution.

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That would refuse to take

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a recompense or renumeration, or a salary or a gift or on a rare or an honorarium or whatever, they refuse to do that. But these people had another source of income.

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Which sometimes was just enough, hardly enough. Yes. But that's choice but to say It's haram, none of them said It's haram.

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But they would prefer to avoid it. So there's no one who influences them. But looking at throughout the Islamic history, Quran, teachers, teachers, all of the teachers, they used to they got paid,

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they got paid. Otherwise, what would they get the time to develop themselves and learn to be able to teach.

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But oftentimes, people have this fancy idea. No, Quran teachers, or people who teach religion should not be taking money. Okay, good luck. If this is the case, you'd end up having no one to teach. Because teaching is more than a full time thing. Anyone who wants really to study and reach a good level where they're able to teach properly, by the way, I'm telling you, eight hours a day, for 20 years is not even enough. It's not even enough.

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You need more because you need time teaching, but you need time learning as well. And you need time developing yourself and any time thinking you need time digesting, then you need time as well networking and getting more exposure.

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So if you speak to any teacher in any field, if they are passionate, they're a good teacher in their field and they are passionate about it. You know, they're putting more than eight hours a day into their profession, much more than that, and family pays a price. But that's the sacrifice if someone has a mission in this field, they have sacrifice. So is it haram for teacher of Quran or teacher of Hadith or teacher of

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Arabic or Islamic studies to get paid for that? Well if we say It's haram then that means 99% of the Muslim scholars throughout their history were eating haram.

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So this verse does not talk about this it talks about you using your religion to get some kind of worldly benefit doesn't necessarily talk about money. Yeah.

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Okay, so see

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okay, when Allah subhanaw taala caused some of the children of Israel to die that he brought them back to life.

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Again, what impact this has on our understanding of death? I guess nothing.

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I guess nothing because we don't know exactly what like what they experienced. They're no longer here so we don't know what they exactly experienced. But the only impact that we can get is that Allah subhanaw taala can easily just create caused people to die bring them back to life again. It's about the about Allah's might and power, as I think that's all what it tells us. But about what do we know about death? As far as I can see, doesn't tell me anything.

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Not in the Quran, it says that Allah sent sent a thunderbolt upon them, Siva, and they died. So any everything that's a rule, general rule in the Arabic language, everything means its literal meaning unless there's a very strong Reason or Reason, clue in the text, or in the context that shows otherwise. There's no reason to do that. And generally speaking, yes, humans die once. That's true. But again, this is called the lamb. A lamb is a general statement, a general statement there, that means there are exceptions for it. So there are people Allah will cause to die, Allah cause to die and come back to life again, just like the man as well, who will, will come to mention a solitary

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Bukhara, who came to a ruin, like a ruined city. And he said,

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It's impossible that Allah will bring this back to life again. So Allah cause them to die for 100 years, that Allah brought him back to life. That's real death. That's real coming back to life again. So the fact that humans die once does not mean that there are no exceptions. It just means there is. Yeah.

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And there is something that that might be different between Arabic and English, by the way, even to me, it really points points this out so beautifully. He says, oftentimes, people who don't understand the Arabic language properly, and he's speaking about Arabs, the Arabs of his time.

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He says that they take a general statement, and then they want it to apply to every single case. And he, and if there is one exception, they think it should be pointed out like a disclaimer at the end of the sentence. And he says, This is not Arabic language, because the Arabic language means when you make a general statement, that it applies generally. But there very well could there could be exceptions, and that's normal.

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So for example, let's say there's a country

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like Greece today is a Christian country. It is a Christian country. But all the all the citizens in in Greece, Christian, no.

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But still make sense to call it a Christian country, the population of Greece is Christian. That doesn't mean 100%. Even if 90% is Christian, that's enough to for this statement to be true, at least I'm speaking about Arabic

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semantics. This is Arabic semantics. Now other languages could differ because, especially today, where with more computers and technology we're getting more,

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more like robots. We're getting more mathematical about everything, right. But language has, I would say loose borders. Language has loose borders, and this is something that is to be recognized. Allah says Allah Who highly or cliche, Allah is the Creator of everything the scholar said, and think applies to Allah because Allah is their thing.

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But he's not the creator. Allah is not being created, right. Yeah, but that's understood. It doesn't need to be made. It's it's already understood any native Arab speakers, basically like proper native speaker knows that this is not intended by this statement in the first

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There's suddenly no need for that for that clarification.

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Yeah, so when we say

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yeah humans die once doesn't mean there will be no exceptions just means Yeah, there could possibly be as fine Does that answer the question?

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I really don't know. I don't know if these headline hindpaw They are similar in Hebrew. I'm not sure really. I'm not sure Yeah.

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Well, yeah, so we'll see you'll be in the letter either next week. So last semester them how to do it or sabio Salem, our class will remain after Aisha Nila.

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