A Thematic Commentary On The Quran #41

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad in earlier he was having he had Jemaine wa menston mizuna to hear of Jaffa I thought Illa Yomi Dean was

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a Long Island Am I in fall now and found happy marlington I was in Hindman in Nokia until animal hacking.

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So we move today in sha Allah to salt and fat, which is surah number eight in the order of the Quran, sunnah number eight. And it's a solar Madonia meaning it was revealed in Medina, or most accurately it was revealed after the Hijra of the Prophet sallallahu it was to Medina.

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And salt and fat is also called, it was known among the companions as salted and fat. But it was named by even adverse as Surah to better

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because it was revealed upon the Battle of better after straight after the Battle of better actually the topic that it handles have deals with is the battle of better or lessons from the battle of whether

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some scholars like Imam Al Bukhari mentioned that is called salata, Jihad Surah of jihad

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there is an apparent topic of the Salah, which is the events, or the things that happened in the Battle of better

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do before, during and after.

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But there is a subtle theme that runs through Sora. And with a little bit of I would say, focus suffering, a little bit of focus, it becomes obvious and evident. So I'm going to start with the more subtle theme.

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theme of the solar

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is that

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everything should refer back to Allah should be referred back to Allah.

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Everything should be referred back to Allah.

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And Allah says throughout the solar decisions belong to Allah, not to us. So there is a concept of surrendering, handing things over to Allah in Arabic, at the supreme ruler, that should be at the sleeve, handing things over to Allah surrendering to Allah completely, there is a decision. The decision is with Allah.

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reality what happens, what doesn't happen? Who has the say, Allah

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even in the things you engage with physically things you do with your own hands.

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The one who's actually making things done is Allah

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as opposed to how things seem to you, and I'm going to take you in a very short journey through the surah to show you how this theme appears in many different shapes in the soil. First one is verse number one

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out of 11 stone James from the famous Aluna and

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only unvalued Allah He what was who will fit the hula how actually how would that be in a coma, I believe Allah when I saw the home in Kentucky, meaning they asked you about the spoils of war, that's what I'll find. It means the spoils of war that's after the Battle of better

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say an infidel,

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belongs to Allah and his messenger meaning, how they should be divided. How they should be treated, what should be done with them, this is a matter that you have to hand over to Allah and His messenger. So surrender.

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It's not up to you to decide, you don't say Allah decides. So handed over to Allah and His messenger. And this is an issue that is quite big for someone who engages in warfare. You're putting your life on the line. This is the biggest sacrifice. And there's always the expectation of the spoils of war. Now this is not to you, you don't decide Allah subhanaw taala decides and isn't and then his messenger Salalah when he was in fact a colossal, have Taqwa of Allah be mindful, be aware,

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be fearful of Allah and dutiful to Allah. And observe the connections among yourselves Oslo database that have been equal. That has been is the relations among people, family bonds, and family within the bonds within a community will alter your Allah Allah soon

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and obey Allah and His messenger. So, your position with Allah and His Messenger is complete surrender obedience, obey Allah and His messenger. If you are truly believers, if you truly believe in Allah,

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just to

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make a distinction and fell, or the spoils of war that are collected,

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after the war is over,

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there is something called a cell. A cell is because they used to engage in, you know, again it was war by using swords, spears, the, you know, conventional old weapons. So, I said,

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the personal belongings, that you fought against someone and you managed to kill them.

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Their personal belongings that are on them at the moment are called self this is not part of the spoils of war, this is called self and Who does it belong to, to the one who took them out?

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The one who took them out, the spoils of war and fan, these are the things that are left over from the army, the general possessions that used to belong to the other army, there are camels, there are probably you know, furniture etc, maybe gold, silver, whatever, but not the personal belongings that were on the fighter. During the time of fight, these are called self

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Okay, so this is the first instance of

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surrender to Allah it appears inward, who decides with regards to the spoils of war? Allah Subhan Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam second one

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before the Battle of whether Allah subhanaw taala says in verse number five verse number six Kyma holiday Colombo coming at Kabul happy we're in a very convenient mumineen mCherry Hoon Yuja de Luna can feel happy about the motivation Kana yourself gonna Illuminati

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as Allah subhanaw taala brought you out of Medina in truth and for truth and part of the believers who will with you, they will not leaning towards

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a battle engage being engaged in a battle.

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So we're in a very communal mumineen and a carry home a number among the believers who are with you who left Medina to go and capture what the caravan of Abu Sufian right to capture the caravan of Abu Sufyan.

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Part of those believers were happy to go after the caravan but not to face an army.

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So they were not okay with the concept or they were not happy with the concept or the idea of you know, facing an army engaging in warfare.

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You already know like FL have day by day Mata by Ian, they argue with you. They discuss with you about their stance

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when the truth has become clear, now when the caravan or Abu Sufyan escaped, and it became evident that there was no way to catch it. And the news arrived that police had

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left Mecca within a big army, completely equipped, ready for battle.

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Those believers did not want to go with the concept of fight or the the notion of fighting.

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They were not leaning towards that. So they were discussing it with the Prophet sallallahu sallam, why should we we we know we came out just to cash the caravan not to engage in warfare and we're not ready for this and this is a fully equipped army and so on and so forth. We're outnumbered, but Allah subhanaw taala instructed the Prophet SAW Selim to march forward. So Allah says, Your God, you know, like I feel happy by the matter, but yet they discuss it with you, they argue with you, they try to dissuade you, after the truth has become clear of the decision, or the Command of Allah, that you go for the army that had already left Mecca

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can undermine yourself on a multi million dollar and Allah describes this state, as if they are dragged to death. And they are observing this whole thing. This is usually like this kind of

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analogy is usually applied to sheep, when you drag the sheep for slaughter, and they see they know because some sheep are already been slaughtered. They see themselves being dragged to the slaughterhouse. And this kind of fear Allah subhanaw taala made an analogy or as if these people are being dragged to slaughter and they're seeing it. They're seeing death in front of them. Then Allah says what Ada do Kamala

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at the top if at any and the komatsuna another Euro that is shown Kavita Kula, calm this verse number seven, this is the point here. So Allah promises you that you will get one of the two good outcomes. Either you catch the caravan, or you win the battle.

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You either catch the caravan, or you win the battle. Allah promised you

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what our Duna and Narela that is show Kavita kulula you the group with the Prophet Muhammad wa salam, you prefer you'd rather that you get

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the caravan, not the battle.

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You want you prefer the caravan

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as opposed to engaging in the battle that's what that was your preference. But Allah says,

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when you read Allah Who are you help but how can we can a mighty Allah wants to establish the truth with his own words

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work by the barrel caffeine and to cut off the resources or the some of the power of the disbelievers. So although you prefer the caravan, but Allah is the One who makes decisions.

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So ended up being a battle. So you surrender.

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Here you surrender to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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We come to the battle.

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Allah says about the believers verse number nine, if history through narangba, calm vistajet Welcome and Nemo, Mizukami elephant middleman I will defend you. You beseech Allah for help for support your 300 and they are 1000 You outnumbered they're fully equipped you only have your personal weapons sword, that's it.

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So Allah says that he shall support you with 1000 angels, who will help you who will support you.

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And Allah says one major Allahu Allahu La Bucha will never hear from Allah made this only a source of

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good news for you. Allah just wanted to calm you down and make you feel good. That's why he promised you the angels. Otherwise, the victory doesn't come from angels. It comes from Allah.

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So when there is victory, it's not about numbers. It's not about the angels. Victory is from Allah. Again, so surrender. Now here, although you're going to engage in fight, you're going to do everything you can, but you cannot attach the outcome of victory to your own effort, or even to the help of the angels.

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Victory is from Allah. So things are referred back to Allah. So causality should be referred back to Allah subhanaw taala. He's the ultimate cause. That's how you have to see things surrender. Now here you depart from your

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usual logic,

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or your perception of cause and effect, to see the real cause and effect, which is Allah subhanaw taala. And this requires surrender.

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You give up on your conventional thought process, which is incomplete to see the bigger picture, which might sound to you counterintuitive, but that's the reality. victory comes from Allah. It doesn't come from means of swords, weapons, numbers, angels, whatever.

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as the Muslims are lining up for the battle of better

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Allah subhanaw taala

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what does he do?

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Allah causes them to go to sleep. Now this is unusual. you're lining up your enemies on the opposite side, and you guys are preparing for battle. This is just right after fajr.

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And what happens or sometimes go to sleep.

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It happened first at night and then in the morning,

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Muslims go to sleep. This happened in battle but during the Battle of again

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why? Through sleep Allah gave the Muslims freshness.

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Allah caused the cause them to calm down and be quiet and settled down the remote. So the fear the anxiety before Battlefield, all of that was subdued but ALLAH SubhanA bringing Sakina peace upon them and letting them fall asleep. So they slept.

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So that's unusual. Again, Allah is taking matters into his own hands. So he had it been left to the people to the muscles themselves that were

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Don't go to sleep. Allah decides why he's planning for you. And it's very counterintuitive, you think not, you know, I need to plan I need to be ready I need to put everything in place Allah cause them to go to sleep.

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So Allah subhanaw taala gets you to get things to work for you.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala causes rain to fall, and that actually helped the Muslims. Because the sand of this desert is very hard to move or to move around with, you know, try to walk in the sun or try to run in the sand, it's almost impossible. It's extremely exhausting. So what you have to do basically Allah subhanaw taala sent down rain, and it made the sand a bit solid, or sticky. So the earth becomes solid it was it was easier for the Muslims to move around with it. Okay.

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So all of that, that means Allah Subhana Allah, Allah subhanaw taala makes things happen. It's not up to you against the render things are with Allah. Here comes a big one. Verse number 17.

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Allah Samantha says for them, talk to him when a king Allah Catella, one millimeter eight millimeter without killing Allah.

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Now nothing can be more obvious than this, Allah says, You did not kill those who ended up being killed in the battle. Allah indeed led them to their death

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one mile or maintain the domains, and when you shot an arrow,

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it's not you who shot the arrow, it is Allah who shot it.

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What could be more powerful than this, even what you do, it's not you who are doing it, it's allows doing it

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to help you understand causality properly.

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Because there is something about our times that we have turned ourselves into Gods, you make things happen, right?

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You have your hard work in person, you have discipline, you have an iron, will you you do what it takes and you you make things happen. You make it a reality. It's your hard work, it's your grit.

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This is so much arrogance about humans.

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It's Allah Who makes things happen. And sometimes Allah makes things happen through you. So when you do something good, attributed back to Alana to yourself, although seemingly you are the one who's doing the action. And Insha Allah, if your intention is sincere, and it's a good action, then you're getting rewarded for it. But who did it in reality, Allah

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that's very counterintuitive. That's not how things seem to have reception. Why? Because that was our reception is incomplete.

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So Allah is saying, even what you do is not yours. Allah is doing it, you see the surrender that level of surrender, and it is with this spirit that you can achieve Tawakkol

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this debacle you realize Allah is doing, Allah is doing and you do what you do, you do what you need to do.

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And if Allah chooses to do things through you, he does things through you. But if he chooses to do things through other means he does it. He does things through other means.

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And you don't have a right to object.

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Because who runs the world? Allah? Who are you? You're just a slave of Allah.

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And again, this sounds like an insult to our modern human beings. Right? What do you mean?

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Or for some people, where's causality? Where again, you're looking at, you know, saying humans like to say for example, you built a house? Oh, you built a house? That's not incorrect. But that's not a complete. That's not the complete truth. This is just like saying when you write with a pen, or the pen wrote things

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depend wrote that page.

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Well, I mean, there is some truth to it. The pen Yeah, left these marks, right. But who got the who used the pen to produce that writing? It's you the writer.

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When you do things, who used you to do these things? It's Allah.

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So Allah is saying, even what you do is not use its allies.

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Don't think you have this sense of autonomy and initiation. You don't realize you are actually just, you are a link in a bigger chain. That's it. You're just part of this process. And this gives us humility, and gives us a proper appreciation of what reality really is.

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Okay, let's move on to another one.

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Allah subhanaw taala says to the believers, you are letting a minister who you let in to Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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or you who believe you don't have choice.

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Obey Allah and His Messenger when he invites you to that which gives you a life

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and do not turn away from Him as if, or don't turn away from Him. When you are actually listening to him when he's calling you.

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Well that means you don't have choice even what to accept and what not to accept. It all belongs to Allah. Allah tells you what to accept and what not to accept. Why one reason is what Allah tells you, you should do brings you life.

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And what you choose for yourself you don't know if it brings you life or doesn't if it brings you good or not, you actually don't know. So Allah says, is better for you. So follow it, you have no option so surrender to Allah. Another instance of surrender here

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verse number 24 Yeah, you are letting me know steady will Allah He was also I mixed the two swords. So versus been I'm going to make it up here. Yeah, you have to administer ajibola here whenever I saw either the air come Lima, you hear come or you believe, respond positively? answer with a yes to Allah and his messenger with obedience with surrender to Allah and His messenger. If he invites you to that which brings your life here is I actually, you know, put that with the previous one, but it's actually here to what brings you a life

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where Allah and Allah who will obey them, and know that Allah can stand between you and your heart.

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Your heart is your reality. Your heart is who you are. Allah could stand between you and your heart.

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Allah could keep you away from your heart.

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Who you are Allah is more in control of it.

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Allah is closer to you than yourself. Allah has more control over you than yourself.

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What could be more than that surrender had you hand yourself over to Allah, that because that's the reality. That's the reality of life. And when we feel we have, you know, as a say, this is more of an incomplete truth.

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Because the only window of choice that we have

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comes only within a bigger frame that allows choice for you.

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Welcome one, hola, hola, buenos one Nakamichi to Shaolin and eventually you will return to Allah. So basically everything is with Allah.

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Who you are is with Allah what you are is with Allah your heart is with Allah. Your end is with Allah you're going to return to Him.

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So that's surrender again. So the surah is full with so much surrender. Allah is saying with Quran verse number 26 with COVID antem kalido masala fauna Philately Taha fauna, yet perfect kimonos for our Komodo companions. What was that like? caminata? You bet. And remember when you were little in number,

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and you were

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you were weak group, small number of people. And you were you were fearful we were full of fear that people should kidnap you take you kill you destroy you. You didn't feel safe about your life. And now Allah subhanaw taala gave you a place a safe place to live in Medina. And supported you gave you victory gave you power over your enemy. Who you were scared of before just a couple of years ago.

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Where did this victory come from? Where did this empowerment come from? Allah. That's a gift from Allah. So again, it's with Allah surrender. Your other is with Allah, your life, how it unfolds is with Allah.

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Verse number 28, Allah says, Allah more and more LUCAM Allah do confit one, Allah and Allah, Allah, the things that you probably love the most and you feel safe towards the most is what your children, your family, and your wealth.

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Allah is saying it could these things could be a fitna for you, meaning they could work against you.

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If you don't, you know handle them according to the guidance of Allah.

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How many people that own children and for them to, you know, spoil their children and under the name of giving their children a happy life they ended up disobeying a lot and maybe losing

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They're actually written a life. Right? Or someone for the sake of growing their money and their wealth they ended up disobeying Allah and that led them to the to the to the to the hellfire.

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So, again, what you think is actually good for you what you think makes your life meaningful could and what could actually be a good means towards Allah Subhana Allah could actually be a fitna could could could have the opposite impact

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let me find one more there's a bit more but let's take one or two

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so the details of the surah show this clearly

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the details of the Battle of battle show that clearly that actually this victory came from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Okay, here we come to verse number

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767 68.

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And this is about this the, the captive so the Muslims

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got or took from the battle of whether Allah Subhan Allah says, Mecca AnnaLena be in a corner Allah Who Estrella Hector youth plentiful to the donor huddled on dunya Allahu Regel Ashra Allahu Aziz and Hakim Lola kitab. Amin, Allah, He said a column a second female, I have to either Abu away.

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So after the, again, knowledge, understand this, we have to understand the historical context. Muslims migrated to Medina, and they were still being hunted down by not only a Kurdish, the other Arabs who sided with Polish. So again, although Medina was relatively safer for the Muslims

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than Mecca, but still it was a very dangerous place. So in the first few years, Muslims would sleep you would go to bed with your sword in your hand, she would sleep and your soul is with you in your bed.

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Why? Because at any time,

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you know, you could be assassinated as a Muslim. So what I wish the other Arab tribes who decided to a correlation plotted to assassinate Muslims to kill them.

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So this is why the Muslims generally had to sleep with their shorts for a few years. So it wasn't like Muslims were feeling safe in Medina and they were happy, catching the caravan was part of it as well. So it was an open state of war.

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It was it was quiet at that time, there was not like open war engagement. But you guys it was not even war, you were just being hunted down. That's it.

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So any decision would be very serious and any advantage you get over your enemy, you should use it to the fullest. You should use it to the fullest. Now the Arabs had a tradition and had rules for war, that if you captured in a battle, if you captured

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some, some members saw some individuals from the enemy, what could you do with them? There was two options. If the enemy was way more powerful than you and you manage to win a battle over them, you would not random these captives because that eventually would mean you would die because they would gather their army again after ransoming themselves, and they would come and kill you.

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So any advantage you could take over the enemy either runs in them, which in extreme cases, like extreme weakness, a great disadvantage military disadvantage, you could not actually that was this was not an option. So that would execute the captors. Why? Because not about money here. numbers make the difference between you being alive or you being taken out, you know, a couple of months later, when the army connects itself again.

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So either you kill the captives, or you run them them or you let them run them themselves, free themselves with money, pay money.

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So the Muslims were under this you know, dilemma what to do with them. There was no guidance from Allah subhanaw taala yet,

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so the prophets are some consulted the companions and one more hotdog said O Messenger of Allah, these people are hunting us down. They have this enmity to us they tried to kill us in Mecca is still trying to kill us.

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They took our money that call wealth.

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If we let them go, they will go gather themselves again and come come and attack us.

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And these are among the strongest the leaders, we captured the leaders. So what I My opinion is let's get rid of them finish them off.

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Because we can't afford to send them back because money is not going to help us.

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The like, the deciding factor in this elongated state of enmity with Quraysh is numbers is people,

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especially their skills.

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I will look at all the Allahu Anhu. He said, My opinion is that let them ransom them for the families pay, you know the money to free them. It's good for us to benefit. You know, we need that we Muslims are in extreme conditions financially, we benefit from that. And these are our cousins, a lot of them are our cousins. abbess. The uncle of the province of Saddam was among the captives. I want to call Tom said No, you'll give me so and so it was related to him and I would chop chop off his head and

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you give him a basket and even having a positive

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interview. It jumps him off and so on and so forth. Right? Well, like I said, my opinion is not random. We benefit from the money these are our brothers, our our family. These are our our cousins.

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The prophets of salaam leaned more towards the opinion of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah subhanaw taala then revealed Mecca and Medina begin a year Cornella, who has Slotta you three never

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know profit, was allowed to have captives and allow them to be ransomed until

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the critical the state of critical danger was overcome until he established himself.

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You guys are in a very critical state, you can be taken out any moment.

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So it's not a choice for you. And these guys were hunting you down. It's not like it was even just a fair battle that two armies equivalent armies are fighting each other.

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So according to the laws of the land and the norms of the time, this is what you wish this was the wisest wise decision

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than the last ones. Allah says, you want the benefit of this world, which is money, wealth.

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And Allah wants for you the hereafter.

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Allah who has ease and hacking and Allah is almighty, powerful and wise.

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Lulu keytab Amina Allah He Saba cola mister, compare myself to other Allium, had it not been for a forgiveness from Allah that had already been written in the books for you and exemption for you here. A severe punishment would have befallen you.

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So again, Allah is saying you to Prophet Muhammad wa salam, even decision with matters like that belong to Allah.

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It belongs to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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So, I think that's, that's enough. So you see the theme of surrender, complete surrender, trust,

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handing things over to Allah subhanaw taala Allah decides Allah makes decisions alarming, makes things happen, even in what seems to be done and performed by us is actually done by Allah subhanaw taala and we are mere tools being used in the process. That's how this is what reality really is. But from our small, tiny perspective, it seems as if we are doing things

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but we are actually are used as a tool

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by the color of Allah subhanaw taala and it's with it's Allah's word, it's Allah's word, and with everything what to do, what not to do what's right, what's not right. We should trust Allah subhana wa Tada. And we should let even in a sense, we do what we deem is right? I mean, it's important to study to understand what you need to do and when you have to do what's what are your best options, and then act wisely with life, but you don't see yourself as the doer.

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You let your life unfold according to the color of Allah.

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You do what you do, that doesn't mean you sit because that's, it's this question is coming from a wrong understanding. Do I do these things? Or do I just trust Allah?

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As if you are and Allah the same level? Like who are you? Allah is the One who makes things happen. Allah is the one who writes things into existence. He speaks things into existence.

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That's the reality and you are part of that.

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So you do what you are supposed to do, and Allah eventually is going to let his other unfold. Now, if Allah uses what you have done, to achieve a result, it's a result that Allah achieved through you.

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That's how reality works. This is not like, oh, either I do or Allah does

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Oh, come on you put yourself so so high. That's that's for Allah.

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That's what Allah you don't function at the same level with Allah when it comes to causality.

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All right, so the solar here is all about things are in the hands of Allah.

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That's it. That's where the soil is. This is implicit, but it's so powerful in the soil that you see, actually most of the solar talks about this. That's the general framework of the solar. Now, if we come to the explicit themes, then the solar starts, obviously, as we mentioned, diverse versed with the spoils of war, how should they be handled? This is a matter that Allah subhanaw taala decides, and His Prophet Salah Salem will tell you and teach you that decision. And look at it Allah describes the believers in them and want me known Allah, the NIDA doc here, Allah Who would you like to call?

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Indeed, the believers, let me actually share with you a story before that has to do with this.

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A man came to an Hassanal bossley Rahimullah and we know it has an advisory is the Imam of a tablet in Imam Motobecane.

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And he said to him

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mean on and

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he said to me personally mostly,

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are you believer

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and has mostly said

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amen, amen.

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Amen. Eman is to imines meaning two levels to sort of states of ima

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ima and Iman Billahi Omala Ekati he will put will be here will also be he will Yeoman acid while Kadoorie failed he will shatter belief in the six articles of faith for Anna be there and equally human.

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I believe in all of this. So in this sense I'm a believer

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what a man on your own Allahu Allah fie in them and what we know now Lavina either lucky or Allah would you like to follow him? While he there truly it led him to who's that home? Amen. Well, hello Rob be him yet our karoun alladhina ut Mona salata, when we met Rosa Kona on young via goon hula, Iike, humo, minute and a half.

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This is as to this.

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Call Huhtala AlFalah. And the real lie and what we know

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is STDs versus, indeed the believers are the ones that when Allah is mentioned, the hearts tremble.

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And when his verses or words are recited to them, they increase them in Iman.

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And they trust in Allah, surrender to Allah.

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They feel at peace with a lot taking care of their affairs. They established the prayer, and they spend from what We have given them.

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These are the believers in truth, these are the true believers.

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So it has an imbecile he says as to this, I don't know if I'm a believer or not.

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Meaning I don't know if this applies to me or not.

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there is a basic level of belief. Yeah, I accept. And I feel at peace with Allah, being the Creator, the Sustainer of this world, the Lord, that and being the only one who deserves to be worshipped, and that he's unique and his names and attributes. And I believe and accept and I feel at peace with basic level of peace with the hereafter, with the revelations with the messengers, with the day of judgment, and with the color of Allah things are actually written by Allah and created by Allah subhanaw taala, and they happen according to His plan.

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But when faith becomes a reality in your heart,

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becomes the state in which you live. When your heart awakens, the fitrah awakens in your heart, the man is filling your heart.

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You experience email,

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it's not you know, it is that you recognize it, it's not you accept it, you experience it, it becomes your life experience. When the name of Allah is mentioned.

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It's your soul being connected to experiences, the Presence of Allah,

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the connection to Allah and that obviously, refreshes it awakens it stirs your soul, and that's why the Shiva runs through the body. The heart trembles in other place Allah subhanaw taala says when he describes the Quran, my fanny attack sharib Roman Hooroo Lydian as shown Arab Behan from Magdaleno julu dormakaba Amina decreed Allah describes the Quran he says, method AnyMeeting

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Some meanings are repeated and brought again and again. Texture Roman modulo doula DNA,

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the skin, the body of those who fear Allah, those who truly know Allah, their skin, like a Shiva runs through their body, they get these goosebumps. Right when they, when they hear the words of ALLAH,

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these shivers, the run through your body, what is this, this is again your heart awakening your soul being revived your soul being revived. It's an experience. It's not an idea in your head. For many people, Allah is what is just an idea.

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And a very distant one.

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But Allah you connect to Allah and your heart, what you've asked Allah a baddie and Neva in near Corrib. And if my servants asked you about me, I am near the hot fields, the nearness of Allah. It's not something you can see with your eyes. It's not something that you can figure out even with your mind. You start talking about distances that doesn't apply to Allah. But that's something the heart knows.

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That's the email when it's an experience. And that's our goal. That's our goal. That's the level of demand we want to reach. So that's a beautiful description that sort of fan starts starts with, then Allah subhanaw taala talks about the beginning or the events before the Battle of better when the Muslims wanted to capture the caravan of Abu Sufyan. And then Abu Sufyan received the news about this, so he changed his

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his route to another one. And also you should receive the news they came out with a huge army 1000 about 1000 people fully equipped to fight.

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And then the Prophet Solomon he received all this news, the debate, should we face the army of polish or who should we just go back and then the decision from Allah came to actually face the army of polish that completely unprepared, they don't have the weapons they outnumbered. Like, by all standard calculations, they stood no chance of winning, but again, woman Nussle, 11, and dilla victory comes from Allah again, you do what you can right. But causality is not limited to watch to the to the causes that you are aware of. And you know, there is so much in the world of the unseen that yields results, and you don't see that.

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You know, reality is not the scene. Well, there is the unseen world with so many factors active there.

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The Coronavirus COVID-19 was one of them. It was at some point in the world of the unseen, right people had plans, people purchased houses, people set up businesses, people had great plans. Right COVID-19 was yet in the world of the unseen.

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And then last year, late last year, it came into the world of the scene and it destroyed many people's plants

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and enhanced other people's plants. So the thing is, you know,

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once again, that's one good reason to help us really put our trust in Allah is that you will function according to what you see. But there are so many factors in the world of the unseen and these are in the hands of Allah.

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So even logically speaking, hard logic, you know, we need to trust Allah subhanaw taala.

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And then Allah Subhana Allah describes how

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Allah promised the believers that he would send angels to help them out in the battle, there is a debate among Muslim historians did the angels actually take part in the battle? Or were they just

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mental support emotional support.

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That's a debate among the scholars there are some narrations that indicate that there was actually they took part in the battle because there were narrations where

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the Muslims could actually tell who was killed by a human being and who was killed by an angel from the wounds on the body of those dead.

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And then the last one that says how he made the Muslims go to sleep before the battle in at night and then before the battle and how we cause the rain to you know, make everything fresh. And then how Allah subhanaw taala.

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This is gonna come later about the numbers.

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Allah describes how you know why these people came to fight the people of Polish. It's out of arrogance. It's out of rejection to the truth.

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Yeah, and in the middle of this Allah subhanaw taala mentions the verses where he talks about obedience to Allah and His messenger and to respond positively to Allah and his messenger when they invite you to that which brings

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Your Life.

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So whatever Allah is we're going to come on to sweet brings us life. And again, life, there are many levels of life, you could live at the animalistic level, which is a very basic level. And that's basically

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just engaging in the body side of who we are.

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But there is another upgrade on life, we said, and that's the life of the heart. And it enhances the experience of humans. Many people live and they have access to this life, but they just reject it. And they don't get to experience it ever in their life. And that's why one of a righteous person from a tablet and he said, Mr. Kenan, hello, hello duniya? How did you meet her one other who? I let them Fe how have you ever mafia? Like how pathetic are the people who were attached to this dunya they lived through until they died without tasting the sweetest thing in this world.

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call a woman a terrible mafia, God, Maddie for too long he would have been too who will also be or Shoko. He said what is the sweetest thing he was asked what's the sweetest thing in existence in this life? He said, knowing Allah,

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love, love of Allah,

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enjoying the company of Allah and the closeness and the presence of Allah, and longing to his meeting, longing, longing to see his face?

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That's the sweetest thing. That's the life of the heart.

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There's no comparison between that experience and the experience of bodily pleasure and base desires. No, there's no comparison.

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And yet humans decide to do away with it and to neglect it. So that's the life of the heart. Allah offers that. Where do you get this from obeying Allah and His Messenger from following the guidance of Allah and His Messenger living according to it, you actually access that you revive your heart you bring it to life. And then life means much more than it means to people who don't know Allah.

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And again, another another person from believer tambourine. He said, Allah Hello, hello, do Thor

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be managed to be human and name the journal Duna Lee, he had the safety, he said will lie if the rich people filthy rich people living an extravagant life, seemingly a very fulfilling life. If they were to know what we experience, or the quality of our life, they would fight us over it, trying to get it snatched away from us, take it away from us.

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And we fall for all of those videos promising you richness, a happy life, you know, I work work two hours a week, and I'm making so much money I live my life enjoying it, flying from one exotic place to another from an island to

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continent to different, etc. And you think, wow, that's the life I want. This is real life, right? You know, you don't have you don't need all of that.

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There's a better life than this. And you can experience the experience and it's accessible, it's available to you.

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It's right at your doorstep.

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All you need to do turn to Allah sincerely. And you know, if you had this moment of reciting Quran or praying and just something goes over you this beauty, you know, you want to exchange it for the best life of any one of those people who are rich and living all of these luxuries, you know, you would not exchange the sweetness with beauty.

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Imagine if you truly connect to Allah you can have that you can access to even more and for longer periods of time, and you can actually live in that state.

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I think people who lived a very altruistic life, and did away with all the pleasures of life. Oftentimes we look down upon these people, we think they're just, they're just incapable of getting live. And they just became desperate. And they said, just you know, since I can't get it, forget about it.

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These people, the beauty, the joy, the pleasure that they experience in the live, when they look at the pleasure of this life, or even experience the pleasure of this life, it's meaningless. It's nothing compared to what they know.

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So who is actually being altruistic? It's the ones who are doing away with this. And this is why a man came to

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know one of the early scholars and he said to him

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You know, what makes you so Zeus altruism, you know, just doing away with the pleasures of life. What makes you live such an altruist

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like life

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and he said to him he said hello money he said you're more altruistic than me. XO Come let's look at your life again my life. It says, you know I did away with this life you did the way with gender

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was who's made a bigger sacrifice.

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I sacrifice this dunya you sacrifice the Alpha Jana eternal life in general

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who made the biggest sacrifice you? Simple as that? Again that's when you see things right?

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so Allah Subhan Allah advises the believers, that's what that's what gives you life and then Allah says,

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and be beware that because Allah could stand between you and your heart.

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And that's no reason to fear. So what do you need to do trust Allah with your heart, even you don't have control over your heart? Your own guidance is not in your hands. You think, oh, I want to be guided. Now that's not like that. Allah guides

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does Allah guide just randomly?

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Know Allah puts things where they belong? So a few others sincerity few are true. I will guide you. That's why it's enough for you to say sincerely, Idina slaughter mostly.

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Oftentimes, people come and say, Do I follow this or follow that this person listen to this person, that person? Why do you come to me? Tend to Allah?

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If you truly sensei sincerely, without any prejudice, without any personal preferences, then I still have I'm struggling, why wouldn't Allah guide you? She was sincere. Or colorable comedone yesterday, bla Allah says, call upon me and I will answer you, if you're sincere.

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But if you say hey, Dina salata, Mr team, but I like this person, he speaks better than that person.

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Or I like how this person looks like. Or this day is richer and he's living a beautiful life that actually want to live I want to drive, you know, an expensive car like him. I live in a posh house just like him. Right? So maybe I want that. Now your sincerity has been blemished.

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You should seek the truth for the truth for Allah that's it

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yeah, so Allah subhanaw taala just reminds the believers of his blessings upon them some advice, not to betray trusts.

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And saying that your money your wealth your children could actually although they are designed to be for you, they could actually if you don't handle them well according to the guidance of Allah, they could actually work against you.

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Then look at this beautiful lie this verse and I'm just going to close with it because I mean

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this is going to blow your mind if you really like give it your your sincere attention. And what is your your lead in?

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In Tapachula ah, I'm looking for

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all you who believe if you are truly have Taqwa towards ALLAH, if you are sincere, if you are true to Allah, Allah is going to give you what the criterion the ability to tell right from wrong.

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To tell the truth from falsehood. How

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Allah doesn't say intelligence.

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Allah says, taqwa. Allah doesn't say study more books, or that could help. But that's not what really tells you the truth. This could be good means. What tells you the truth is that you are sincere with Allah. You have Taqwa what you know to be true, you follow it.

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What you know is an obligation you fulfill it. You You know what's haram? You act according to what you know now, with all sincerity, and you seek to know more, Allah will guide you. So don't be lost in the details. Some details can help. But that's not the main guiding system. The main guiding system is your taqwa.

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Intertek Allah Jalla confer Karna

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Intertek law is looking for corner. If you are truly fulfilled Taqwa of Allah, you're mindful, you're sincere, you're honest, you're obedient, you're fearful of Allah.

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Then Allah is going to show you what's going to teach you so little Bukhara. Today in the last month, Allah says what Allah while you and Lima Kabbalah have Taqwa of Allah and Allah will teach you

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allowing T will teach you

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in Timmy Mala to how to he says

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in the Hawaiian cashew food, a mini Melange because she fully of it

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He says know that

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for the believer there will be matters or more betters will be revealed to the believer than someone who has who does not have belief or someone who has less faith.

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Why? Because belief changes your dynamics. It changes your outlook on life. And it gives you the right perspective to start to see things for what they are. Other people who lack faith, either completely or partly, what happens with these people is that their vision or their perspective is twisted. So they don't see things as they are. The more email a person has, the more truth will be revealed to them about many things.

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Again, we don't we're not, we're not robots. We're not merely computers. There is more to us.

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There is more when you nurture your heart.

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Things reveal themselves to you more.

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For some people, this is

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mumbo jumbo Hocus Pocus, right? This nonsense stuff like you want to know the truth, read, learn, right? You read and learn. These are the means. But just like, even when you shoot, it's not your shot. It's Allah. You take the means, but who's the one who guides because there are people who read for more intelligent than you read more than you and they're more studious than you. And still they arrived at the wrong conclusions.

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Because there's, there's so much to confuse you who's gonna guide you through that mess.

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If you fear Allah, if you have proper Taqwa Allah will guide you along to help you navigate that.

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So, you see that you are not a complete cause your a simple tool in the equation of the cutter cutter is in the hands of Allah.

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So in terms of Elijah looking for Karna, not only that, we will give Phil uncom see article, he will remove your sense, he will forgive your sins.

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And we all feel lucky.

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So we can, we can talk a little bit more detail about what does it mean, you can feel free to come work for law calm but simply here when these two expressions come together when it means is that Allah subhanaw taala will remove your sins as they are written in the records. Where you are, will feel like home meaning Allah will protect you here from the consequences of your sins. When these two can take fear and Macula come together. That's how their unique meanings become distinguished when one of them comes by itself, it includes both meanings. So, you have affair, when there is a follow up, already sins are wiped out. Now there is a follow up. Murphy Rama feel he means

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protection from the results of sins because sins are causal. They have consequences. And the money is from Allah forgive him, you know his sin of Islip of eating from the tree, right? But the consequence was what out of paradise.

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out of paradise, that's a consequence.

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so we want our sins to be forgiven, wiped out, and we want to be protected from the consequences verse and so Allah says, taqwa will do all of this for you will Allah who will probably allow them and Allah is the One who, whose

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whose generosity and his favor is so great and overwhelming. Again, the blessings of Allah are showering the earth of falling flooding through the Earth, but it is our lack of adequate that's blocking that from coming to us.

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And Wayne has a beautiful analogy. He says, from the law, he knows and he says the blessings of Allah, the bounties of Allah are flooding our existence. And he says, but the reason we're not experiencing them and where they're not coming to us is that we have erected blocking points where they we don't allow them in.

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He says, clear the channels and the blessings of Allah will come to you. They're just coming but you are shielding yourself from them through sins, through wrong thoughts about Allah through bad intentions. All of the other things, clear yourself clear your heart, clear your actions, from evil things, bad things, inappropriate things about Allah subhanaw taala nurture your heart. And you will be surprised how this world treats you because this world is is

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soaked in the Mercy of Allah and the blessings of Allah. But what blocks them is our problems.

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So this is what Allah who will probably loving Allah Himself who's allowing him who's the great he describes his own blessings and gifts and generosity as great. What does that mean?

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It's amazing. It's like it's overwhelming.

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But that shows you how we are actually holding ourselves back from these blessings of Allah subhanaw taala we all we need to do is open up to them literally open up to them they're coming our way and we don't realize that we are engaged in the process of blocking them away. We need to open up they will come

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up okay we'll stop here in sha Allah and we will continue and next Friday evening light allergies I can look around for your being here for your attention and your time was so long cinema cinema