Moutasem al-Hameedy – A Thematic Commentary On The Quran #16

Moutasem al-Hameedy
AI: Summary © The discussion of worship in the Bible is highlighted, along with its impact on actions and the history of Islam. The inter acknowledge of Islam and its relationship to human life is emphasized, along with the belief that it is a Christian problem and the importance of knowing the spiritual "hasn't been revealeded" and human standards when approaching divine qualities. The speakers emphasize the need for leaders to prioritize helping their employees, provide guidance and support, and measure behavior, avoiding giving power to others.
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Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad, wa ala only he must have a huge name of Adam.

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So we completed two Jews to Jews. The first and the second was from sort of Bukhara Inshallah, today we will try to complete sauces Bacala.

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So, again, the central theme and salted Bacala appears in verse number 2121. And the central theme is about

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it's an invitation to humanity to worship.

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The Lord, the Creator, that will generate the logic there is that you came from him.

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You originated from Allah, He created you. And He sustains you. So it just makes sense that you attend to him in devotion, and just makes sense.

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And then everything else in the soil feeds into the concept of worship, either the concept of worship itself as a concept. What is worship mean? Or what's the logic behind it? or provide some context, background history for that, or it talks about acts of worship? Oftentimes, when you ask people what is worship, people will tell you, it's prayer. It's fasting. It's obedience, right? The thing is,

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these are manifestations of worship, if someone has the concept or the element of worship in themselves, which is devotion. And we said that's deep down. In the center of that there is the concept of love, love of Allah, love of Allah. That's what humans are essentially made off. By the way, humans are made essentially, of the love of Allah, like the very nature of humans in their souls, is love of Allah

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is love of Allah. That's what the heart is created for. And that's what meet worship really means. That's what worship means. So the acts of worship that we talk about people call them worship, these are manifestations of worship. Because if you truly tap into this natural love that you have of Allah subhanaw taala, you are drawn to Allah subhanaw taala you seek as a human being you seek to express that you seek to express that love that you feel, and the acts of worship are the way or the healthy ways for you to express that love of Allah that you have. And that's what sincerity really means. Sincerity means that you pray in Love of Allah as an expression of your love of Allah. That's

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why you're praying. So your prayer becomes a statement of your love and devotion. This word sincerity really means removing all the technicalities. That's what it means. So Allah talks about these acts of worship as well, because these are the means for you to express that devotion to Allah. So Allah talks about in Surah Al Baqarah, about salah about the prayer, he talks about fasting, he talks about Hajj.

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And he talks about other things like what do you spend, and we will come to spending because a big chunk of what's left of the surah actually talks about zecca about giving sadaqa giving for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And there are other things that there are other aspects of worship.

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Simply in a how the whole concept of divorce marriage and divorces is dealt with marital disputes. How is that dealt with all of this is part of worship. So Surah Baqarah shows us how the whole concept of worship and everything that is linked to worship has this organic relationship. It's not like Tawheed, which is worship of Allah singling out in what alone worship, that this is one thing, then prayer is another thing, then transactions in business is a third thing. And then family law is another separate thing not we're talking about the same thing, but we're approaching it from different angles and at different levels. So when Allah Samantha discusses issues of marriage,

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divorce, how a person what happens to a woman whose husband dies,

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that's not separate from worship,

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that still deals with worship, but from a point of view of the point of view of one of the aspects of human life one of the human experiences which is marriage, divorce

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To transactions etc. So we still talking about the concept of worship. If you look at songs on the bar, through this kind of lens, everything will be connected. Everything just makes sense and falls in place.

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So towards the end, this is the last bit of Surah tillbaka, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala returns back to the concept of worship heavily, heavily and strongly in here occurs,

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the greatest verse in the Quran, the greatest verse in the Quran so now that we will take an overview then we'll go over the,

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the verses that stand out.

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The Prophet SAW Allah when he was setting them.

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He says to obey vocab, probably Allah who I don't know, but Abraham is one of the learned companions.

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Actually, when the term of a model has been revived, the salah of tarawih, in congregation at the masjid he appointed the Imam to be

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obedient to God

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by mclubbe So he was one of the most learned Muslims about the one of the most learned among the companions with regards to the Quran. So the prophets of salaam was with obey. Obey was with the Prophet salallahu Salam, and the prophets of salaam says to him.

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Are you 18 figure tabula rasa Olam, which verse in the Quran is the greatest.

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You see, all the prophets have the means to teach his companions not by always by direct instruction. But it's human nature. By the way, you want to create a gap in what you want to you want to arrive with people's curiosity before you give them

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the information you want to share with them. And there are benefits in this one of one of that you actually get them to think about something because questions create a gap, they get people to think about something that they never thought about. And when people are thinking that making links than ever made before.

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So the prophets of salaam asked him Which verse in the Quran is the greatest that caused the Bible or character think.

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So he knows the verses in the Quran. And he started you and he's he's got a good relationship with them. And he wants to see based on his understanding which one he's gonna give it a try which one of those really feels to him to be the greatest, so he is going to try to reason with this that gets them thinking that it gets him primed. This is priming. And, you know, that's good as you do for teachers, generally speaking, you know, if you if you start lecturing to kids, specifically, and teenagers, they will lose interest very quickly.

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Their attention span is very short. But one way to keep their attention is keep asking them questions. They love it when you ask them questions. Actually, if you keep lecture for a long time,

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what happens? They actually might tell you, why didn't you ask us questions?

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Because why it's challenging for them. It gets them to think so the Prophet SAW Selim asks to recap, which verse in the Quran is the greatest. So he says

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AYATUL kursi.

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The Prophet salallahu Salam says Leah, and you can learn more about Wonder Woman there is the Konya, the nickname of Oba you have no cap.

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It says May you enjoy

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the understanding you because it was a correct answer. It was a correct answer. So, I took cracy occurs in this spot at the beginning of the third

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of the third just in Surah Al Baqarah. So here Allah subhanaw taala returns to the concept of worshiping Allah and the concept of singling him out in worship. And Allah refers to what happened to the people of the Scripture before.

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Allah refers to the fact that they differ amongst themselves.

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Then Allah connects brings about our attention, the Day of Judgment. And then we have AYATUL kursi AYATUL kursi is the description of Allah subhanaw taala. Allah describes himself, Allah introduces himself to his creation

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then Allah refers to the story of Prophet Ibrahim Ali salaam with a number owed. And the number owed was this king, this arrogant king who claimed

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that he had superpowers. And he there was a discussion there was an argument between him and Ibrahim and he stood up, then Allah refers, it's all about, again, worshipping Allah that he's the only one who deserves our devotion and our worship. And then Allah refers to

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an incident that

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happened with one person from the previous nations, where although he was a believer, but when he saw a route, he saw ruins some ruins. It was an older village or town, and its people were dead. It was it was destroyed. It was it was it was merely ruins. And he thought, again, this is when we are stuck in our minds, when we just heavily

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dependent on our intellectual thinking.

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And this is very, this is very limited. So when he looked at that, and he said, That's impossible for this to come back to life. He says, and now you're he had the hula hoop and the multi year, okay, it's impossible, Allah is gonna bring this to life. Like it's you why, because the mind is limited by what it can imagine if, if a mind cannot imagine something it automatically it, it translates this as this is impossible. This is impossible. So he said, It's impossible for Allah to bring this back to life.

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So Allah wants to teach him a lesson.

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so we'll come to that, because I don't want to get ahead of myself, then we have sort of a discussion between Ibrahim or a conversation between Ibrahim alayhis salam and Allah. He asks something of Allah, we refer to that previously, but we'll mention it in more detail on the show today. Then Allah subhanaw taala talks about Sadat. And it was

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so you can see a lot talks about

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worshiping Allah, Roberto heat, he talks about salah, then talks about the history of humanity. Then he talks about fasting, then he talks about family law, he talks about marriage, he talks about divorce, He even talks about nursing babies, and what are the rulings pertaining to this, then Allah talks even about warfare.

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Then Allah talks about previous nations, he gives us examples about how they handle different things. All of this still has to do with worship, all of this is linked this kind of this kind of

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dividing things into disciplines Hey, this is Arpita. This is

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this is Hadith. This is Tez. Kiya, right, this is a human invention.

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So human invention, and it was done. In this way, like, sciences were compartmentalized, where

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were separated in this fashion, for one reason,

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to make it easy and more systematic for students to learn. That's it. So it was done just a way of teaching, not a way of relating to the sciences, but what we have done Muslims generally speaking, that we have taken this kind of separation. And like, we have taken it too far. Too far to the point that we have.

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I mean, recently is getting a handler sciences are coming back together. But at some stage in the Muslim history, you would have scholars or Fick who knew nothing about Hadith.

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And who knew very little about Aqeedah.

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That's it. I'm a key. That's it. That's all I get into.

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And that caused a lot of problems. And you have scholars who dealt only with a hadith, and they did not learn the principles of physics and the foundations of physics. And that got them into some trouble trouble. And we have some Muslim scholars who actually tried to address this gap from among them was a Shafi from among them was the mammal hot labeled Al Baghdadi, he addressed this problem.

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what we find in the Quran is that these sciences are interconnected. Allah mentions the word hate, and then straight away, he moves it to talk about Zika he's talking about Zika and we're going to see how Allah talks about Zika not in technical terms, there are some technical issues you mentioned. But there's a lot of Arpita in how Allah talks about there's a lot of belief in how what Allah says about Zika

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and there's a little tisski as well as Allah is talking about Zika and by the way, the cat and test Skia they come from the same root from the same word

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to Ischia. Zika even actually Zika sometimes appears on the Quran in the meaning of Tez Kia not as a cat as you pay money.

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so we'll come to talk about Zika then inshallah.

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Then Allah in the midst of Zika, Allah took

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about giving and for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Then Allah talks about since the context is about Zika and it has to do with finances, Allah talks about riba about interest, usually.

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Allah clearly makes it head on.

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And Allah mentions way

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and there is a wisdom why Riba is mentioned in the context of second,

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there's a reason there's a wisdom. We said, there are indications that are clear, literally stated, and there are indications that we can infer from how ideas are connected.

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There's a reason

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that Allah talks about the whole issue of

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lending or loaning money, borrowing money, how to handle this, this is a transaction. It's an important aspect of you're going to borrow money, how to deal with that, how to handle this.

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So you find riba takes place the mention of riba takes place between the care when we have Riba in the middle then afterwards, loaning.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala concludes, sorts and Bacala

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a reference to himself, which is again to hate, but Allah mentions it, by referring to a group of people who have fulfilled to hate in the best way possible. And these are the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is an overview of what we will be dealing with today.

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So on verse number 253,

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of hammock Allah

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Allah refers to previous prophets, nations.

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And Allah talks about essentially his sin and the Allah supported him and helped him.

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Then Allah says,

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How Allah willed those who came after the prophets and after a sad a Santa had Allah willed so they would not have fought among themselves. But they actually did. They split into sects, denominations, that ended up fine to fighting one another. Why? Because they had differences. Some of them have believed them in home and Armineh women home monka some of them have believed, and some of them have disbelieved the followers of the prophets. And Allah says, What OSHA Allahu mcdata do well, I can Allah if I don't manually Had Allah wills, so they would not have fought amongst themselves, but Allah does what He wills. And this, this ties in nicely with what we said previously, that warfare

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will always be part of the human condition.

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It will always be part of the human condition. Why? Because humans are always inclined to injustice the moment humans have power, their moments humans have power, they will abuse it. The moment humans have power, they will abuse it. Any kind of power, financial power, political power, personal power, whatever. It's why because power blinds us, so anyone who has power should be very careful when you read this. So the life of a marble, Hatha, probably Allahu anhu, sometimes

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you are tempted to feel why is he going so hard on himself? Why is he very critical against himself? Why is he

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like keeping himself in check? To a point where it gets really overwhelming is because I'm on top was aware of the fact that the moment you will have power, you will neffs yourself, your ego, the ego part of yourself automatically wants to abuse that.

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No one

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is so pure that they won't be able to you that they they don't have this temptation, it's normal image of authority. For him, Oh Allah to Allah, He said, in Melilla, elemental Rhiannon couple of young man, he says, knowledge having knowledge, which is good.

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It gives people a sense of aggression.

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A tendency for aggression, just as finances do.

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People who have so much wealth, so much power, they have this. They they see themselves better than others. So they have this tendency to abuse this power. The same happens with people who have knowledge. That's what he's saying.

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Humans are tempted to have humans, that humans are weak. When it comes to power, when they have power, it could take over them. And here's why you have some good people when they are put in a position of power, they change,

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the change why it's a human weakness, it is a human

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Then Allah subhanaw taala. So I guess let's just conclude with this. So warfare will always be there. That's why Allah is saying it. There will always be warfare, humans will, will always end up fighting one another. Why? Because there will always be people who are vulnerable when they have power, they just fall for that, for the temptation, and they're going to abuse it. Anytime you have a nation that has power. This nation is drawn into abusing other nations and taking advantage of them.

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And Islam by the way, the Prophet SAW Selim, when he spoke about power, positions of power someone in a position of leadership, the prophets of salaam says, Man followable Imara fella toto Huya whoever asks for a position of power, do not give it to him or her don't.

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And Islam when people ask for a position, they should not be given that power.

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Why just to be on the on the on the safe side with regards. So Islam puts many precautions against the wrong people falling into position of power, they can abuse it or when they are likely to abuse it. Okay. So that's why there is there will be warfare.

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That Allah subhanaw taala addresses the believers. And he mentioned spending for the sake for his sake, yeah, you're living in harmony. And 20 miles an hour coming probably a year to year will levy and fee here, whatever holder to Wella shefa will care if you're gonna have more volume on.

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All believers donate from what We have provided for you before the arrival of a day when there will be no bargaining friendship, or intercession. Those who disbelieve are truly the wrong doors. So this is about spending from what Allah subhanaw taala has given you. I just want to, I want to dissect this verse, to see how Allah Spinetta addresses the whole issue of spending. Allah says, all you who believe so Allah calls upon your belief. So Allah highlights the fact that you believe that you believe so this is an important factor. This is an important factor isn't what's going to win what's going to be said, I'm

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gonna come spend from what We have given you what We have provided for you. What does Allah say here? Allah says, what you have is not from you. It's from Allah.

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That's a very powerful context. First, are you who believe so we highlight your faith. Faith is about trusting Allah. Faith is about transcending

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material, physical reality, there is more you can see more you believe in more spend from what We have provided for you. So what you have is not from you, it's from Allah.

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You just have it in your hands for some in your hand for some time. That's the reality of it. So there is a shift in perspective here. Allah has mentioned in facts, mill, probably a yeti Aom will be here.

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Before a day comes and on that day, there will be no bargaining. You cannot.

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You cannot fix this situation. You can't say, hey, I want more hassle. I'll pay more, I'll pay money, and I want to get more good deeds. You can't do that. Can't do that. Well, the whole original friendship, no one is going to help you. You don't have connections, there'll be no connections on the Day of Judgment. You say, you know?

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Hi, you know, the Imam of the Masjid.

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Right? So you go to the masjid. So he tries to, you know, hook you up, doesn't work. There's nothing like this no connections on the Day of Judgment, you stand by yourself.

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Whereas if no one can intercede for you,

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no one's going to speak on your behalf.

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So, again, this is a reference to the day of judgment. So what will make you spend is your belief on that day so you prepare yourself for that day? You don't have money on that day to ransom yourself? Or to get more good deeds, you have the money now why wait until then when you don't have it? Now you have it and you can do something with it. So why don't you use it this way?

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Whilst you can, you might as well just get as many Hessonite now, because because if you wait until then, you can't use that money because you don't have it anymore.

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And that tells you that spin

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Think is a matter of and giving for the sake of Allah. So the cat, the cat is a matter of word. Faith

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is a matter of art, either it's a creed or that directs and shapes our behaviors. And Allah refers to that this factor in the Quran many times a lot for us one today, for example says

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about the People of the Book, why they take the rights of others, why they abused the rights of others,

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and why they change the Scripture and the words of Allah. And they lie against the loss penalty and why Allah says the Ally can be called will enter my center now in a Jana model that that's because they said, We will only be touched by the fire for a few days.

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So their belief which is false, that if we lie against Allah, and if we abuse other people and take their rights, that means yes, that's wrong, and we will be punished, but we will be punished for a few days, then we will be taken out of the Hellfire will end up in paradise. So they say okay, we can put up with this, this false belief led them to, to behave in this way.

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Fix that wrong or false belief,

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then the behavior will go away. That's how human behavior human behavior is guided, and designed by beliefs, by beliefs. So when you have the belief that there is a day of judgment, on the Day of Judgment, there will be no transactions. You can't buy any good deeds. You can't buy any credits with a loan that day. You don't have any connections on the Day of Judgment. No one will help you out and speak for you on the Day of Judgment.

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Then you realize you have to prepare yourself and you can do it from now you can start acting on this now. So this will propel you to do it. So that's the connection between faith what we believe in

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and believing that we will return to Allah subhanaw taala and how we behave that we spend so spending comes from that belief from their faith. Then come so AYATUL kursi who Allah Antara speaks about himself.

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Allahu Allah, ilaha illa Huwa and hijo Allah You, Allah, there is no God worthy of worship except him. The EverLiving, all sustaining now

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these two names of Allah

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and he, and hopefully you're so special, to the point that the Prophet SAW Allah when he was in them heard a man making a DUA, and in the DUA, this man mentions and high yield to you in calls upon Allah by His two names and hay and the Aum and the Prophet SAW Selim says will leadin fcbd hayleigh could sell Allah Hi Bismillah Olam.

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He says by Allah this man has asked Allah called upon Allah by or using his greatest name, Allah's Greatest Name, and hey, are human haYom appears on the Quran three times appears on the Quran three times these two names together.

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So what does it Hi, so first, Allah says Allahu La ilaha illa, who Nan has the right to be worshipped, known as worthy of worship. And we spoke about worship previously we said, worship is the most human experience

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is not something we have to make up. It's not something that we have to think it's not something that we we need to study. It is something that we know intuitively we know worship is when you feel drawn to Allah, when you feel the love of Allah, the natural love of Allah, you feel drawn to him.

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That's what worship really is.

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That's what worship is. So no one is worthy of that. But Allah subhanho wa Taala

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no one is worthy of that devotion, that level of love, that level of devotion, no one is worthy of that. But Allah because

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only your source of being is worthy of that.

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Only your Sustainer your provider, the Most Merciful, the one who controls everything, the source of everything, and everything will return to him.

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He's the only one who deserves that.

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That love and that obedience is that some that that that compliance and that that level of devotion to Allah subhanaw taala is the only one

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as of how you will for you and he will be translated here as the EverLiving.

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But what if he means

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life comes from him without Him there is no life. There'll be no life without him.

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His life, his life he's living his life

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is so perfect, that he's alive himself is full of life and what that means

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so Allah is okay, I'm trying to find the right words to just say that.

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Allah is his full of life on what that means. Everything, everything you think about that is associated with life Allah has.

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Allah has that in infinity. So

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So for example, when someone is alive, they see the here, they have these vital traits, right and capabilities. So because Allah is elhaj, he he's got the full form and the perfect form of life. He's seeing is an aspect of his life. His hearing is an aspect of his life.

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When someone is is has life, he's merciful as well. So his,

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his mercy is so complete, that is, it's compatible with the form of life that he has. So Allah is full of life. And that's why the sweetest thing for the people of Paradise is to be able to see Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment to be in his presence, being in the presence of Allah, you you are in the presence of this complete life. You feel the life um, I'm falling short for words, by the way, he is just

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he is he his life is, as I said, is the is the complete the perfect the infinite life. And when you are in His presence, you feel what life means, what being alive means, what life means. And so he has this so he's everything that is associated with being with having a life, he's got the most complete of that, he's got the most perfect of that.

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And then I will pay you, He is the giver of life.

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He is the giver of life and he's the one who sustains it, that he is so full of life that He gives it as well he gives it to others. So without Allah there is no life there is nothing there is nothing

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there is nothing and these meanings, language falls short.

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Language falls short.

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These the these words are in the Arabic language and even the Arabic language using other than a Heyoka Yom does not convey the meaning. Just that hey ELPA Yom that's that's it. There's not there's nothing more to see. Than al Hey, and Allah Yom.

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Hey, and Allah here. So there is there is this concept of life, as opposed to death and non existence.

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So with life, there's everything you call, energy, vitality, liveliness. That's what life is. And Allah has the most complete the infinite form of that. And it's something beyond our imagination. And Allah gives life. He's a human, he sustains life in His creation. And that life that Allah has given us is limited, small is tiny. So that's why our intellect is limited. As much as our life is limited. Our sight is limited, as much as as much as our life is limited. Our hearing is limited, as as much as our life is limited. Our experience of life is limited, as much as our life is limited.

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Our energy is limited as much as our life itself is limited. So when you think about or when you contemplate the concept of Allah being a human is something that is beyond your imagination about life, and what life means.

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So that's what I hear you or your means. So

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when you want something done, or you want to get something, in order for this thing to happen, there must be life. This is where energy comes from.

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And that's what Allah is. That's what Allah is. So when you turn to Allah, you're, you're asking him

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to expand the life or the version of life that He gave you

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to a better version of life.

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To more life to ask Allah to give you more life

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In your experience, and that part of that is in this world. And part of that is in the hereafter. In the hereafter you get to live infinitely. And you get to live in paradise. You get to live in the presence of Allah, close to Allah subhanaw taala feeling his life feeling is the presence of his life.

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In this world,

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you tap into a level of life and being alive, that you cannot feel or experience while just living this animalistic life, of eating, drinking, meeting, working.

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Traveling, even thinking and studying and learning and doing physical exercise, that's just the basic animalistic level of life, but you can actually if you are sincere to Allah and you're connected to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah gives you an upgrade on life. And this is the life of the heart. You add a layer you add depth to your life and you experience life at a deeper level. So you get to live fully in this world, and in the Hereafter, it's just something it's next level.

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And that's why Allah Subhan Allah in the Quran, he refers to people who do not believe as what bed

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light refers to them as dead for example in solids.

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Saw that

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a woman can I meet him for Hina who was you had another one all on him she behave in NASSCOM and Muthu football rahmati Lisa B hydrogen Mina, Gallic as a unit reenabled Katharina by camera.

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And then Adam, right I will make animated for Hina which Allah Allah Who not on him she be fitness

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con to Allah says contemplate the example of someone who is dead

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contemplate the example of someone who is dead

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for a hyena or someone who was dead, but to whom We gave life what your name is she behaved fineness, then we made a light for this person with which they walk around.

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Camera methylotrophic automatically. So because Jimena like someone who's in the darkness and is unable to get out of this dark.

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So Allah mentioned as the example, Allah refers to those people who don't have faith, the law or the life of the heart, they don't have faith, as if they don't have the dead. Why? Because the hearts are dead. So you can experience life at a deeper level. This is the life of the soul. This is the life of the heart. And it's a different experience. It's categorically different than what we experience. And our physical level is just more so you can actually upgrade your life here. And the only one who gives you this upgrade is the source of life himself.

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So So that's part of the meaning of L Hey,

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L U. l handled the you know, the U M is the giver of life, the Sustainer of life. He gives life to his creation. He sustains that life. And basically what we said he upgrades their life for those who want the life of the heart.

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That's why for example, people from a turbulent they said

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Billahi Indianola if you said that in Bali, maybe before La, La Jolla, Holly Hobbie had the safe, we are in a state of ecstasy.

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We experienced a sense of bliss, that if people of wealth and resources

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just know about it,

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they would seek to take it from us even by fighting us that would seek to take it force it out of us

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even take me yellowhammer Allahu Taala he said

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enough it duniya

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let Jana

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Mala Mia Hola Hola. Hola. Ginetta Latvia

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is there is a Jenna there is a paradise in this worldly life. Whoever fails to enter it will not enter it will not enter Jannah in the Hereafter.

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And he was asked What is this Jana? He said Maddie for to La he

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will also be he will show COVID I recall. He said knowing Allah

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enjoying His presence and His nearness, his closeness and longing to meet him that's the life of the heart

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it's an it's another level of life

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and this is when the soul experiences its its potential.

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Allah has given us access to this but it's a matter of choice whether we choose to access that or not

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I think was the monopoly and Muhammad Allah Allah, it was even a year

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who narrates from he says some of the sell off some of the early generation said

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Misaki Annan duniya Hara Jo minha, warmer there who up to here by Murphy

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says like people of this dunya are so poor like, you feel

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basically, their pathetic, you feel

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you know, pity for them.

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Because they've gone through this life

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and failed to taste it people have this dunya meaning that people have been chasing the beauty. These are the people who go to the who tastes the best restaurants, or get the latest latest latest recipes and the brand. They, they they they they wear the best clothes and they go on the next best vacations and the best locations. And they check into the best most luxurious luxurious hotels and they they fly business class or first class. And they have they chase every beauty and every every luxury of this life. Because they are addicted to this kind of enjoyment. He's saying he feels pity for those people because they've gone through this life.

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And they missed the sweetest and most beautiful experience in it.

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So when this person was asked, what is the most beautiful what's the what is the sweetest thing in this life. He said Maddie for too long. He will also be Shoko Eloqua, he the same things that were named by even to me about three, those are the ones which is knowing the law,

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enjoying his closeness and presence and longing wishing to meet him to see.

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Because every luxury a person experiences like

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the best hotels, the best flights, getting the best flights, living in the best house, sometimes you hear about a mansion or be this, or this apartment that this person has. And it's worth like 10 million 15 million. And some people live in a resort, some people live on an island by themselves, and they have all the luxuries and they have their own private jets. And they

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they, when they travel, they check into the best hotels and they get the best experience and they are famous people and they get the highest pay and they get to smoke the most expensive cigars and they get to drink the most expensive, you know wines and they they eat the most, the best food made by the top cooks of this level chefs in the in this world right?

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This is still

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sensational experience a physical experience of their body.

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The human human existence is not only our body,

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there is a soul and the soul has an experience of its own. It has nutrition of its own. It has feelings

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of its own, has feelings of its own.

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You know, even the scholars and this is something that is not clearly stated but it's very tacit, in the words of many scholars, you know what we call emotions in English, although in the mall in English, they have this distinction as well they that you differentiate between feelings and emotions and there is this distinction as well in the Arabic language for centuries. We have

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and there Arabic language I walked with. And we have and would you then allow what was done. We have the feelings and we have the emotions. The feelings are

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the Moreover, they come from when you experience something directly you like you're a coffee person and when you have your morning coffee, you just have this Hi. As you're drinking your coffee, right you get in the zone.

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That's still this is a mental experience, not a spiritual experience. This is called out if this is called an emotion you have a positive emotion. You'll feel some kind of happiness or joy

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but that's

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The devil of yourself. But when you dig deeper down, or your tap deeper at the level of the Soul and you touch, you touch what we call in the Arabic language which then, which then is something that you experience at the deepest levels of your existence, which is your soul, which is in English referred to by people who can tell the distinction as emotions, not feelings, emotions,

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emotions, this is something you feel far, far deeper than the surface joy that you will experience. And this is something that has to do with the soul. When you give the soul has needs. The soul has an experience, when you give your soul the needs when it needs. It flies, and you fly with it, because that's who you are, you fly with it.

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You fly with it.

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So, all of this, all of all of this is an aspect of what and how you pay your means. This kind of experience of life is a gift from Allah, you can upgrade to that. And that's by choosing to live from the heart. Choosing to live from the heart

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that's a whole the whole scene at all.

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Okay, there's no drowsiness no sleep overtakes him. Again, that's part of the complete, infinite life that he has. We humans need to sleep, because our life is not complete our life, we're not given a perfect life.

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We're not given a perfect life. And, and this is why we need to recharge the batteries, we need some time, we need to some downtime we need to rest. And this is

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this is a lack this is a limitation. Why because we don't have the complete form of life. Allah has given us his limited form of life. And thus it comes with these limitations.

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But with Allah subhanaw taala he's, hey, he's the EverLiving

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he's the fully alive, fully alive, you don't need to recharge, it doesn't need to recharge. It doesn't need to sleep. No.

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No fatigue overtakes him, it doesn't experience fatigue, fatigue, we experienced fatigue. Why? Because we have a limited physical body. And when you use this physical body, it runs out of energy. And in a dream, and in an experience is some kind of minor damage and it reached it needs to rebuild itself. That's what happens with muscles.

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You're drained of energy. So you need to bring that back. So you need to rest. Because we have a limited form of life with Allah, this doesn't apply.

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The whole mafia, somehow anti war mafia.

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Everything belongs to him, the earth we haven't belongs, you know what that word it means belongs to him.

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It belongs to him. And there is something you know, we grew very familiar with, with the words of the Quran, that that, that they no longer awaken within us where they are supposed to awaken.

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To Allah belongs the heavens and the earth. He's the owner.

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He's the owner of the heavens

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and the Earth. And that means they are his, what you have is his

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you are his.

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Every everyone you see, is Allah's

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they belong to Allah.

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And what that means he controls

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he controls that.

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He's aware of that. He's attendant to that.

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He knows what goes, oftentimes, you know, we, theoretically we know this. Both things do we know it in our gut?

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Do we know it? In our gut? Do we really like when we see something happening? Do we know? Do we really feel in our blood, that Allah subhanaw taala is in control of this or not?

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That's a long shot. By the ways. It's easy to speak about it. But to feel that in our gut, is extremely difficult when things are not going your way and things seem to be happening against what you want and things don't seem to be going well for you.

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Maintaining that Allah subhanaw taala is in charge of this and he knows what he's doing. And things are not happening

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despite Allah, but things are happening by the permission of Allah and by the control of Allah by the decision of Allah, and that he's in control.

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They're not happening against the will of Allah, they know things are not going out of control, in any sense at any level.

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That's very difficult to maintain in tough times.

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So thus far

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of level math is similar when it when I fill out whatever is in the heavens and earth is his

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is his, you know, I read the other day as a line of voting. Now sometimes there are words, wise words. And yeah, sometimes they come from non Muslims but they just you feel these words are just right.

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There's this poet I can't remember the name but she's a female. And she, she, she says in one of the lines, because

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Earth is crammed by Heaven.

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Earth is crowned by Heaven.

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Because we, we oftentimes fall for the delusion

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that heaven disguise is far above. So we think it's separate.

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But the fact don't forget Allah is buddy.

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Law is near,

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lies near. By sometimes we apply our physical thoughts of what it means that Allah is an ally.

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And Allah is

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an artist she stoah

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and when a lot of history himself in the philosophy summer, I mean to Memphis and

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we apply the element of distance.

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And we forget that Allah is very

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wise buddy.

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We forget.

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So Earth is crammed by Heaven.

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Allah is with everything. Allah is close to everything.

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Allah is in charge, everything is in his hands because everything is is that's what the whole math is. Somehow it was filled out. That means he knows everything that's that's taking place. He controls everything, everything is happening according to His will. Nothing escapes his knowledge, nothing escapes his will. Nothing escapes his wisdom. Nothing escapes his mercy. Everything is happening because of that. Whatever is happening in the heavens and the worth. And the earth is a reflection. of Allah's knowledge. Allah's Will, Allah's wisdom, Allah has power and Allah's might, and Allah's

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That's why everything, everything speaks the Name of Allah, only if we are able to listen.

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And when I say everything, I'm not saying I'm not talking about objects, only, I mean everything, even incidents,

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even feelings, even thoughts, everything is speaking the Name of Allah, but our hearts are unable to you

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because we block them.

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So that's how we understand the words of some of the early generations that some of their words were misinterpreted. But that's how we say they say Everywhere I look, I see Allah. Now meaning that everything is Allah. Yeah, the biller This is Cofer.

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But everywhere I look, I see Allah Amin, everywhere I look with my eyes, I see Allah in my heart, because I see the

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Allah has power. Allah's Will Allah's might, Allah's wisdom, in everything I see with my eyes, someone that leads my heart, to see Allah to feel the presence of Allah and everything.

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Man The Livius Pharaoh into who

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it will be the who could possibly intercede with him without his permission. intercession is one of the greatest gifts from Allah to humanity, that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will allow certain individuals, certain individuals to be able to save some people from the hellfire and

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the intercession can only be for, for a believer.

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Meaning for a Muslim, whether that Muslim was one of the followers of Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salam, or prophet nor Heidegger's salaam, Muslim as a Muslim like a follower, a true follower of the prophets, people who had Iman

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because some of those have sins and because of these sins, they need to be purified in the Hellfire before they are brought into paradise. So Allah Subhan Allah, one of the greatest gifts he has given some human beings who have really displayed a high level of devotion Allah has given them this capacity. And the highest among them is Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself,

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or Allah gave to the Shahada.

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as well and to Allah Quran, Allah gave them the capacity to intercede and there is an intercession of the believers in general. The believers in general, as the prophet Salam says, in a hadith,

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that the believers on the in paradise, they will say to Allah subhanaw taala, that we have people who used to pray with us.

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And we don't see them here in paradise in Ghana, we don't see them in paradise.

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And that, that tells you how important it is to have good brothers around, would remember you on the Day of Judgment, and in paradise, we don't see these people they used to pray with us, they used to read Quran with us, we don't see them here in paradise. So Allah says to them, Go to the Hellfire have a look at the hellfire, if you see them, pull them out,

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pull them out. So

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they will go on there would see these people and these people would be burned except for

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the organs of

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the parts of the body where they used to make their face, their arms, their feet, and probably their hair.

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And another narration, they will these people will be burned except for the sport of sujood.

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So that would pull them out of paradise when they have turned almost into ashes

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were brought in. And this is intercession for the believers in general.

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Why because these are people who used to pray, but they used to do a lot of sins as well.

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And they couldn't make it. So they will have to,

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you know, save some time and hellfire before being brought to the paradise so that no one can make intercession without Allah's permission. It's not like a like, this is like something you have for yourself and you can do whatever No, it's all a gift from Allah and the decision. final decision is with Allah subhanaw taala

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that this is about everything's in the hands of Allah, everything is under control with a loss on on

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the island will mabena add him

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warmer Khalifa home,

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he fully knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them.

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don't limit this to what's before him behind or what is keen before and after, etcetera. It's not just limited to that what that means. Allah knows, past future present, Allah knows what you will reveal. And what you can see. Everything is is an open book to Allah, that's it. And Allah knows it before it happens.

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Allah knows it before it happens is not again, the problem the bit one of the biggest problems humans fall into is when they apply human standards to the divine.

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And we are seeped in our human nature to the point that we unconsciously apply these human standards sometimes to the Divine and that's where we go wrong.

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Oftentimes when we think about knowing, we think about learning

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like because we humans, we don't know until we learn, right? You don't know something until you learn it you are acquiring. The thing is with Allah. There's no concept of learning.

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There's no concept of learning.

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There's no learning.

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There's no learning because

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nothing happens

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unless it is known to Allah unless Allah wills it into existence. So there's no learning.

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But again, I'm saying this because we humans are so fond of applying human standards when we approach divine qualities and that's our problem.

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That limits in our appreciation of what the Quran says.

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Well, you hate on me shaming me in, be Masha, but no one can grasp any of his knowledge except what He wills to reveal. So that means we know only what Allah reveals to us what Allah allows us to know

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about anything

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and about Allah Himself

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and about Allah himself.

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That means whatever we humans know, is from Allah.

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Whatever we know the inventions,

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the discoveries that we humans made, the theories that we have

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I put together

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the, the inventions as we think, Oh, that's my product. That's my creation, I came up with the idea.

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Ideas, in a sense are things and they are created by Allah.

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And this is another deficiency. Another problem we have when we approach Allah subhanaw taala.

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Whatever humans know is from Allah.

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Whatever humans learn and invent, is from Allah, we think, Oh, it's the human mind that came up with this idea.

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Know the human mind is the creation of Allah in the first place. And its content is from Allah as well. So the reason a person comes up with an invention with a new idea, creative idea.

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This actually came from Allah, Allah gave it to him

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through the process of thinking, rehearsing,

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brainstorming whatever, but that comes from Allah.

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So whatever humans know, whatever humans learn, is actually from Allah.

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Yeah, I've been at him.

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So ideas are a creation, they are the creation of Allah subhana wa taala. What are your hate on me shaming me, he literature they only know of the knowledge of Allah, He allows them to know, Allah gives us whatever he wants.

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And this also has another meaning, which is we only know about Allah, He told us.

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We can't make up stuff about Allah.

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We can't arrive at conclusions unless they are in the Revelation

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unless they're in the Revelation, so that's what we the names and attributes of Allah, we stand by the Quran, the Quran says what the Sunnah, says, That's it.

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The moment we go beyond that, to make conclusions

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is the moment we are we are speaking without knowledge. Because what we know is what Allah told us about him is what he told us, and we can't possibly know about him. We can't know anything true about him unless what he told us about himself

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was he could see us use and it will allow allow you who have the Homer and his seat

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and his seat encompasses the heavens and the earth and the preservation of both does not tire him. Will you rally me is the most high and the greatest.

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So the seat Accorsi is other than the throne is one of the creations of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And the books of Tafseer have different opinions as to what, of course and different narrations as to what a cosi means, but it's, it's an attachment

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to His throne, it's in connection with his throne. But it's another creation other than the throne. But it is something that belongs to Allah. Allah is saying, the heavens and the earth, the heavens and the earth are like

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nothing or like compared to the seed of Allah subhanaw taala

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there's actually a Hadith from the Prophet saw as a method of similarity will.

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Method lucema yt will help

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lil kursi ye kathniel hella Katell Makati FIFA la

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what does that mean? Now let's look at the profit loss center missing

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the earth and the heavens, the sky the universe as we know it, the universe as we know it's all these galaxies and nebulas and all of these celestial bodies

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on the earth obviously part of them

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all of that compared to the seat of Allah subhanaw taala had a like a ring thrown in something like this a horror desert

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and when we talk about the universe, heavens and the earth, in our there are just there are, there are.

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There are galaxies that are millions and billions of light years away from us.

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That means that a light to travel from them to us takes millions or billions of years. We can't even imagine it you can't even like you can't even put enough zero

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to state how, how distant that is.

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It's like an infinity of zeros of how far this is, in kilometers or miles.

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So Allah is saying all of this is like a small ring thrown in the middle of the Sahara Desert.

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Compared to the seed of Allah.

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So what is our creation?

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Nothing that you see the might of Allah subhanaw taala that's the mind of Allah, it tells you

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like, this whole creation is nothing yet Allah knows every Allah knows every atom in that.

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And everything in the atom where it is, where it came from, where it's going to be, over all these millions and millions and millions of years.

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Ever everything is in a racket.

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What a oh, do have Lahoma does not tire Allah to preserve that. This is Allah's creation, the same thing is not oftentimes when we think about preserving as if it's hard work. Because if you are to preserve something, you know, if you are running your own, like maintenance, your car maintenance, it takes a lot from you, like you have to, you know, keep observing your car, seeing if something is going wrong, if any small damage, if any rust of any anything, you just you have to keep doing regular service. So it's a lot of work. Why because we humans we don't we're not perfect in our life, we have this limited form of life. So we're not perfect in that sense.

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It takes effort from us to do something like this for Allah is just like his knowledge is he is knowledgeable, that's it.

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So all of those preservation of His creation, that's it. It's not like hard work.

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It's not like work.

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He's He's God. That's what it means he's got

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this issue of being, you know, tired, getting tired or

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putting energy in something and something is demanding and something is, these are human standards. You cannot apply that to Allah doesn't apply.

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Well, I oh do have Lahoma who will it you will have Him and He is the Most High and he is the greatest. That's a description of Allah subhanaw taala. So that's why this verse is the greatest verse in the Quran. Then Allah subhanaw taala. And I'll start moving quickly, because honestly like

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The this is connected to verse number 21 strongly. It puts us number one, and I'm number 21 in context. You see who you're worshipping.

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You see, you see why you're supposed to worship.

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You see what your life is about, you see who you're dealing with. That's it.

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Then Allah Subhana Allah after revealing more about himself, he says, Let there be no compulsion in religion like gravity at the universe Domina truth has become clear. Falsehood has become clear. People have to make choices. And that shows that

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it's every human's right to receive the message clearly. And no one is held accountable until the message has been made clear the truth has been made clear to them. Sometimes people misquote the Hadith of the Prophet Solomon he says, well let the NFC vadla Smile be you who do you want Well, Anna Solana you want to Mala immunobiological Inna, by Allah no one hears of me with a Christian or a Jew or whatever, hears of me and does not become a Muslim and he he or she would enter the hellfire. Some people say okay, it's enough for them to hear the name Mohamed Salah Salem that said

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this is how people mess with their religion.

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No, that means you hear the truth of the Prophet SAW Salem the truth of the message of the Prophet salallahu Salam. Allah says Wimba couldn't be in a hut or Sula. Allah says, I'm not going to punish until a message has been delivered.

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The message has to be delivered. If the message is not delivered in its pristine nature and its truth, then the person has not received the message. Simple.

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Well, I love the more of Boca hada and your Lord does not do injustice to anyone. So Allah saying no compulsion in religion. Why? Because the whole concept of religion is willful submission. you the moment you force someone into Islam This is a contradiction in terms because you cannot force someone into Islam that cancels the word Islam forced cancels the word Islam it has to be choice. person has to choose from deep down to submit

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Need to have to choose this that means choosing to submit. You can't force someone to choose to submit you cancel it,

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contradiction in terms

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of the truth has become clear for so it has become clear.

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So whoever disbelieves and falsehood rejects falsehood and believes in Allah, which is

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said that in a previous hotbeds human nature, Islam is human nature, that's really what it is. If humans are left to their own nature, without external influence, it would be Islam. Simple.

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So we're not calling people

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to leave Oh, they are and leave their human nature and become Muslim. That's that's, that's a misunderstanding. Islam is what Islam tells humans is just to be human, truly human, without the cultural and other influences, because all of those influences are just taking people away. That's why Timmy Rama Lazzara, he said, What Russolo in our booth What better career will fit at

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what also in our booth will be clear will fit allottee.

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What we're also in and I've already cleared fertility with a Conneely

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lobby to her Wailea, the messengers were sent to confirm human nature, the full power of human nature, the very nature of humans and

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completing it.

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And they were not sent to change human nature or alter human nature, they were not sent to do that.

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So whoever believes in Allah and rejects disbelief, then they have

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managed to get hold of the strongest handhold meaning that they have found the truth and the truth is the strongest place you can be in as a human being. By the way, the strongest place you can be in as a human being is the truth. You are with the truth, you are at the point of balance.

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Even if things go wrong externally, you're the safest when you are with the truth.

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You're the safest when you're with the truth.

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So when people choose to come to the truth and hold on to the truth, they have gotten hold, see how we translated this actually.

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So whoever renounced his false gods and believes in Allah has certainly grasped the Firmest unfailing handhold. That's what the truth is.

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As well, the truth is, strongest handle, and this is not just like a figure of speech, it's not like a nice word at all, what will work, which is, by the way, a very commonly used word, because it's very, very beautiful, or what will with many political parties in the Arab world call themselves a lot of people with

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many, you know,

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assemblies and groups, they like to call themselves an oral bottle with God, it's a very poetic word in Arabic, and it gives a sense of authority and the other one was called a firmest handle that means

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you have placed yourself in a place you have

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grasped on something that is firm and true, and will save you the truth, the truth.

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Now, if you saw Maha Allahu Simeone.

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Okay, unfailing hand handhold and Allah is all hearing and all knowing, then here's a beautiful one. Hola, hola. Hola, you Lena Amman, we read your home Mina Paulo Mati Illinois, well, Latina CAFO Lea Omoto Regina home Mina Norihiro Bucha matricula because how not even fear how they don't. This is about the dynamics of guidance, while saying Allah is the guardian and the friend of the believers. He brings them out of darkness and into the light

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from darkness into the light as to the disbelievers, their guardians of false gods who lead them out of light in and into darkness. It is the who will be the residents of the fire, they will be there forever. So guidance is not

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through intelligence

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is not through intelligence. If you try to work out guidance only through intelligence, you will be lost in details.

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You'd be lost in details. guidance comes from a different type of intelligence

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It comes from

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a divinely given intelligence and that's guidance. There was many smart people, some of the most intelligent minds in the woods, the most informed minds in the woods

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are people who have no guidance.

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Because humans you can get, you can get lost in details, you get overwhelmed by details.

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We are under the illusion, by the way, today that if you just have data and you analyze data, you will find out what it is. I mean, if anyone is in medicine, they they know what that that this is almost impossible. Almost impossible. I'll give you just as an example from from medicine.

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So in medicine, they will,

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for example, they want to

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some research was was was done to,

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to see the correlation between consuming eggs, chicken eggs,

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and prostate cancer among men.

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And they followed

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groups of people, those who consume a certain amount of eggs every day, those who consume eggs every other day, once a week, etc. And people don't consume eggs at all over a long period of time, then they figured out

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people who consume eggs every day or three times a week, they have have higher rates of prostate cancer.

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So the conclusion of the research shows that consuming eggs on a daily basis or often could possibly is correlated does not cause li okay, there's a correlation does not mean it causes but

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correlates with

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prostate cancer.

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So some of the advice was don't consume a lot of eggs.

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Some other people did the research and they looked at the Diet of the people who were involved in the research, they figured out when you do other changes in the diet,

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it neutralizes, you know, the correlation between eggs and prostate cancer. Like if you consume sugar, for example, or you don't consume sugar, then it alters the whole results of that research. Okay, so that's one thing sugar. What about, for example, other types other carbs? Like maybe bread? Or rice? What is that? Whatever, if you consume a lot of meats? What if you consume a lot of fish, what?

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You drowned in detail.

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And every detail is the fact that it gets almost overwhelming and impossible to really arrive at some clear data.

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So this is just something very simple about the human body. What about figuring out life, figuring figuring GABA, through figuring out guidance, that's why you can't do that. It's not about intelligence. You it's not something that you get from your brain. This is a higher intelligence. There's guidance from Allah subhanaw taala This is why Allah says, me Yeah, the Prophet says me you have to Hillel, Philomel Bordetella, the one that Allah guides, no one can just guide them.

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The ones that Allah leaves to be guided to be misguided, no one is gonna guide them. Because guidance is from Allah.

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People in Jannah, they will say as Allah says about them in the Quran, and Hamdulillah he led the Hidin and he had that one I could not tell the Lola and Hagen, Allah, they say, We are grateful to Allah who guided us to this and had Allah Allah guided us we would not have been guided.

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So guidance from Allah.

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guidance is from Allah, it's not our intelligence. It's a higher level of intelligence from Allah subhanaw taala. So Allah says, Allah is the guardian of the believers, he takes them from the darkness, which is the darkness of themselves, the darkness of their ego, trying to get it, figure it out by themselves. That's darkness, the desires of the self, the weakness of the self, the blindness of the self law takes the believers away from that darkness brings them into the light. It's from Allah. So when you are guided, don't think you're better than anyone else. Don't attribute that to yourself. You pray, don't think you're smart.

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Really, like Don't, don't, don't ever, like take any credit for that. Because you don't have any credit.

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You don't have any credit. God is from Allah and it's his thing.

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And we know Allah is fair.

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But again, don't attribute it to yourself. It's not like a I deserve it. The moment you say I deserve it, you are in trouble. The moment you feel you deserve it, you are in trouble.

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And the disbelievers, their guidance, their friends, their helpers

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are their ideas, their philosophies, their gods, that their ambitions, their projects, their businesses, whatever their philosophy.

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They take them from the light, which is their filter that is given to them. This human nature that searches for the truth, it alters it takes them away from that and gives it gets them trapped in their ambitions, their desires, and their plans and their intelligence and their ego. There's darkness, the moment you get away from Allah, or away from what connects you to Allah, then there's darkness.

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And the problem is, when that person is in darkness, they think they see that's the problem. That's one of the biggest problems with humans again, is that we are blind to our blindness. We don't realize that we're blind and we think we can see when we are actually blind. That's the irony about humans.

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It's the irony about humans

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I think we spoke for so long today right?

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So it seems we're not gonna finish solid Bacara today so we'll do that next week. Inshallah, how to add in the law. I think it's a good point to stop here. Because next

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Yeah, next we have the discussion between Ibrahim alayhi salam and then the mood and then we'll move on to the issue of Zika and shall I mean it's sort of a it of course he deserves this is more than what we gave it so Hamdulillah I think your time today was will invest in as Kamala Harris and Lhasa as the Muhammad Ali was so happy he was salam

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questions I can take two questions if there is any you can you can leave by the way if you want to. But if there's any questions I can try to deal with them

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a lot of what?

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okay, so this is about a loss ending motion for our

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son Hold on, I even sent him to Farallon Allah says for Kula who Colin Lina speak to him nicely, mildly and gently.

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I have to point out to me, I chose the wrong translation, hopefully, or maybe, right. Well, this is still our language. Allah says Allah Allahu

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Allah, who it is possible that he would be reminded by that. It's possible that I would say this is probably a closer translation that Allah who Allah who is at the core, maybe he will be

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it's a possibility that he would be doesn't mean Allah Subhana Allah is speaking to Musen around Allah does not reveal to them what's going to happen to them.

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So he speaks to them from their

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state go and speak to for our own.

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And if you speak to him gently this makes it more likely for him to accept

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that would be a better way to paraphrase it say that again?

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Go and speak to Ron and speak to him nicely

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then he will be more likely to be reminded by your words

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I'm paraphrasing the first and that's that's closer to the meaning.

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you know what Allah says,

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okay, that he can a blue bow the Combi bow,

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that and we test you by means of you by means of others. So Allah tested around was a test for Musa and Harun. Allah is not going to reveal what the consequences of the test are. So Allah is saying

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to go and speak to him gently speaking gently makes it more likely for him to be responsive.

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That's it

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it doesn't mean a lot doesn't know what's gonna happen yes, it doesn't mean at all it says okay that's your actions are likely to happen if you choose this style it will increase the possibility that he would respond in a positive way

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that's all it means

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and by the way, there's a lot in the hole on and in the Sunnah you will find that

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that Allah would make a ruling and then the Companions would find it difficult they would go to the prophets of Salaam and they would make a voice their concern and Allah would change the ruling does that mean Allah doesn't know how the Companions would respond and now there is some discomfort and now we just figured out there is discomfort so Allah changes it No, Allah knew all of that before it happens. But that whole process was intended to be there

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Yeah, simple.

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Now you have things that are clear we know Allah knows everything. So any any text or any incident that suggests that may be Oh, like this one there is or suggest that there is no knowledge of the future then you realize okay, I'm not understanding this right because Allah knows the future this is the safest way to handle these things.

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I have another question

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know if you have doubts, don't share them. You can ask me later on.

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I thought okay.

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I thought doubts I said doubts don't share doubts.

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Yeah, tell them please, please tell them he's saying it's more beneficial if you guys have your must have. I said that the first few times and I left them because I'm not in a classroom. You know?

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Yeah. We said that it helps if you have your Quran you must have in your hand. It does help. Absolutely. I recommend this. But I'm not gonna you know, bug people all the time. Because I'm a nice guy. So I'm not gonna just keep you know

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Yeah, absolutely.

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Yeah, that definitely helps. So the recommendations Exactly. Yes. Have you almost have a will definitely help is a question from the sisters. I don't want to miss it out.

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How do you deal with a sibling who is married to someone that is committing a major sin? What is the best way to advise them both. First, take care of yourself. First and foremost.

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You're living in harmony Alico Mufasa, calm Lobo calm and Bala, either to the law says care first and foremost about yourself. Number two. Number two.

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The sibling is married to someone who makes a major sin. Then who needs advice is the one who's making the major sin. If you have access to that, it's a decent access, you're able to give advice, then give advice. If it creates problems and makes the situation worse. Maybe

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you if you have a word with your sibling, and try to help them out. Try to help them out deal with a situation. Try to guide them but don't try to force them. You know, one of these scholars of the previous century, who was asked we oftentimes by the way, and I'm glad this question came up

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