Tafseer Surah Ar-Ra-ad #1

Moutasem al-Hameedy

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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of "will" in achieving growth and protecting oneself from punishment, and the concept of love for Allah and fear of punishment. They also discuss the concept of ease and hardship, managing one's life, and avoiding sexual intimacy. The speakers stress the importance of understanding the concept of ease and hardship, managing one's life, and avoiding sexual intimacy, and touch on the concept of "ingeringer" and its importance in context to "verbal" moments, trust in Islam, and watering down one's body during fasting. They also touch on the topic of Islam, including its habit and its use for religious purposes.
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with these and shorelines.

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But before this

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I want to conclude something that I started in the Friday hotbar and I find this to be a profound kind of

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meaning that is in the verses that have to do with the Ramadan and and fasting.

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And this has to do with the endings of the verses. What our team is.

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So Allah subhanaw taala starts the, the verses that talk about Ramadan and fasting with concluding them with the word tilbyr. Or oh, the web Taqwa. So Allah Allah says here you're living at home and we'll go to Bali como su mo Kamakoti, Valentina. publikum, la la quinta taco. So the main theme behind fasting is dukkha. To achieve

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achieve this kind of Taqwa and I will explain again although I explained it in

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the hotbar

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this.

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So Allah subhanaw taala first and foremost prescribed fasting and made it obligatory so that we may attain Taqwa. And Taqwa is a growth process. So what is a growth process if you think about taqwa, as something you gain overnight,

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that you'd be fooling yourself to what is a journey is a journey. And as human beings as Muslims, our goal and our mission is actually to grow in taqwa, day in and day out. So when the day comes, that we leave this world and meet Allah subhanaw taala, we would have reached the highest level possible of Taqwa that we were capable of. This is the challenge of every believer to grow into, and what was the jump, I explained that what is not only what the surface meaning indicates, which is

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basically making a shield or protection between yourself and the punishment of Allah, that's true. But that's not the whole meaning. That's not the old meaning. And there is something that you will find often

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in the Arabic language and you will find it in the Quran, you will find it in the teachings of the Prophet SAW Selim, you even find it in every language, in every kind of communication. There are things that are taken for granted. There are things that are already mentioned. So you don't need to mention them every time. You know, you may make a statement about them, every time for example, and Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah Who highly or coalition Allah Who highly co coalition and this issue is brought no solfa Allah Calico coalition, Allah is the Creator of everything. Allah is the Creator of everything. Now a question is Allah think or not

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what do you think? Is Allah think can we refer to Allah as shape thing?

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Know

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what does it say in the Quran?

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Lisa Can you still hear che but that doesn't refer to Allah there's nothing like Allah Yeah.

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Can we refer to Allah as che as something or as a thing

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does I think mean it's created

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in Arabic

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okay, it seems there's one opinion and not opposition. Okay, what about the verse and sort of

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a usually in a cabal shahada will Allah Shahidan been in

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a Yoshi in say, what is a thing? That is the best kind of witness between me and you or judge between you and me? Think then the verse says,

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Will Allahu Shahidan be said Allah is the witness or the judge between you and me. So Allah refers to, to to the judge, or to the witness as thing. Then he says the witness is Allah.

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So this argument is nonmuscle. And the scholars are agreed that you can refer to Allah as a thing.

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So the scholars have a soul. There's almost a consensus that yes, you can refer to Allah as shaping this. Because if something, oh,

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if what we're talking about is not a thing, it's nothing. So we have thing or nothing that's the issue in Arabic che or Lashay. That's the issue. So now, the thing is Allah Subhan Allah says, Allah Who highly vocally shape Allah is the Creator of everything. Does this include Allah? Because we say everything Konishi?

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Did Allah create himself? No, Allah is not created.

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So what is Allah? So I'm gonna make a disclaimer, what is the explain?

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Because these things are understood, you don't need to mention that. It's already obvious. Again, another argument, ALLAH SubhanA. Allah says in the Quran, about the window that he sent on, on the punishment, see syndrome hadn't the mood.

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Allah says to them Miroku Leshy, in the embryo of BIA, it destroys the wind destroys everything by the command of its load.

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Now the question destroys everything. Did he destroy everything really?

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Destroy everything? No, the mountains are still there. The earth is still there. So what does this mean? There's a context. Why doesn't Why did Allah use general term colletion everything destroys everything. But it does not really destroy everything in the literal sense. It destroys everything that could, that is usually destroyed by strong wind. That's what it means there's a context. This context is implied is understood. Every sane human being understands this. There's no need to make a disclaimer at the end of every statement. So again, when Taqwa is mentioned, this concept of what is to protect yourself or makeup protection or a shield between you and the punishment of Allah

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subhanaw taala. Somebody says, that's what's up what is anything else is not Taqwa.

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Now, this is extreme, literalism. Safwa. The true reality of Taqwa is that at the heart of it is the same meanings, the same meanings that you have in worship and worshiping Allah until right is the same thing that you have in Erbil. For example, the meaning the essential the central meaning of Bill, taqwa worship. And not only her same thing, same thing, you all talking about, being dutiful to Allah, being authentic to Allah. And at the heart of this is love of Allah subhanaw taala combined with fear, and that's the meaning of worship doesn't mean have a brother. So what is taqwa? That what is basically that you live in a state of love of Allah and fear of his punishment. And it

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manifests itself most as a Taqwa as a specific term, by protecting yourself from the punishment of Allah. And I said in the book, but the biggest punishment that the people of the Hellfire will ever get is that they will be denied. Seeing Allah subhanaw taala and meeting him. That's the severest punishment, the most painful punishment. So when you protect yourself from this and you have taqwa, or with God here, from this, from this, you're basically you are getting to the love of Allah, you will get to see Allah you will get to meet Allah subhanho wa taala. And that's what it is. So again, what is fasting about fasting is about helping you grow in your love for Allah, and in your fear of

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Allah subhanaw taala and in the actions, the consequential acts of actions that fall from this, so when you develop this state of love of Allah, and fear of the punishment of Allah, this is going to have consequences on your attitude on your actions. So when you when you are faced with a sin, you see that it violates your love for Allah and it might weaken it and subjects you or, or makes you, more vulnerable to the punishment of Allah, more liable to the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. So, it practically you withdraw from it, or you place a shield between you and the sin of the disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala. That's the specific side of the meaning of Taqwa. That's why

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when the scholars explain the explain the side, and they automatically assume that you understand what the heart of Taqwa is what the real meaning of it is. Now, that's what Siyam fasting is all about. And if you look at the fact that you fast you basically you desire, food you desire drink, especially when it's when it's long days, and you desire sexual intimacy as a man or as a woman, but you refrain from this. You refrain from this during the time that they are usually halal for you. But during Ramadan, you are not allowed to do this during the daytime.

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You're not allowed to approach these, although your desires are requesting these things. But why do you do this? Because you're not allowed to come

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wants you to do that. Allah wants you to go against your desires. So you give precedence to Allah's Will over your own desire.

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And when you do this,

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for the love of Allah you grow in love.

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When you do this, you realize that you have control that your desires do not control you and that you have a say over your actions. This also helps you grow in Taqwa. So that's why when you fast you actually grow

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in your inner life and your life. So you grow in your love for Allah, fear of Allah subhanaw taala. And you also grow in the tools that you can control yourself, that you can, you are in the driver's seat that your desires, even though they are there, you don't have to respond to them. You don't have to be at the mercy, you are in control. And you can choose to avoid the desires as Allah subhanaw taala says,

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a moment half I'm not gonna be one and NAFSA and Al Hawa. Ginetta hill now as to the one who fears that's the meaning of taqwa, as to the one who fears the great standing of his Lord of Allah subhanaw taala. And he feels the greatness of Allah and the punishment of Allah, when a Hanif Sunil Hawa, and He prohibited himself from following its desires. So, the desires are their righteous people.

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It's not like they don't have desires, they have desires like everyone else. Sometimes the desires are even more.

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But what's the difference? They choose not to be slaves to their desires. That's it. They have desire for food during the days of Ramadan, they have desire for sexual intimacy, they have desires, others desires for things that are haram, they have these, but they chose not to follow these desires, and they chose to put their attention on other things. So they cause these desires to be subdued and lessened and have less control over their lives. So it's all a matter of decision that's what what is one enough sign in our in agenda here? Then Jana will be there aboard or will be there living, living place. So first and foremost. That's what fasting gives us Taqwa. And I want you to

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see the sequence in these verses. Then after that Allah Allah says a Jana might do that for a few for some days a number of days. For mankind I mean Kumari Luna, Allah sefarim. For I determine aim and or hurt those who are traveling or those who are sick, then they can make up the days later on. While the narrative video combined Miskin those who can handle fasting with extreme hardship, they can make up a video. We said later on this was abrogated.

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Lambskin woman Tupperware, hi Rafa. And those who volunteer, I mean to do feed more, that's good for them. Well enter sumo hieronder come in contact element Allah here gives a very important piece of information that if you fast, it is better for you.

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Fasting is better than feeding, although, you know, in Islam, what we call a high school motto at the high Iran, Middle High realism, any kind of act of worship, or any kind of act that you do, which helps others and benefits others is greater in Islam that things than things that benefit you.

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That's the general principle. Yet with fasting, there's an exception. Allah Subhana Allah says that you fast is better for you is better than you pay a video and feed a poor person. Why? Because there is something special about fasting. Then Allah subhanaw taala says, Once assume oh hello and welcome in quantum Tyler moon. So Allah has given us a piece of information he wants us to learn it that fasting is better for you. And here's why the prophets of salaam said in the Hadith when one of his one of the companions asked him doula Nicola Amelie neutrophilic Jana told me about an act of worship that will make me into paradise. The Prophet SAW Selim says I Laker Slome Lammi Calella hold

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on to fasting there is nothing like it. That's similar that resonates with diverse we're into sumo hieronder calm and quantum Tyler mode. So if you fast it is better for you. So there is nothing that rivals fasting in that sense. So Allah has given us a piece of information. So imagine Allah says, Allah wants to build Tuckwell in us first, then he's giving us now knowledge that fasting is better for you. Now he's preparing us for something even higher.

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And this whole thing is actually a combination of things. So Allah mentioned some of the Allah talks about Ramadan, sha Allah Madonna lady, Rosita feel Quran the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, who then the NASCI will be inactive and who they will focus on there is guidance there are signs for mankind for the guidance of mankind. In then Allah Subhan Allah says those who are sick, those who are traveling, they can make up the days later on. Then Allah Subhan Allah says you read Allah who become a loose Raja you read to be common Rasul. Allah wants ease for you. Allah doesn't want hardship. Allah could have said easily you read Allah who become a loser.

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and it makes complete sense Allah once is for you. But Allah emphasized you read hola hola como nuestra wala you read to be commerce allowance is for you, and Allah doesn't want hardship.

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This is a profound emphasis. This is a profound emphasis in the Quran, there is no repetition, even the meanings, there's no repetition any new meaning that is, seems to be a repetition gives a different shadow of meaning or a different sense, or a deeper meaning. So Allah wants ease for you, and he doesn't want hardship for you. So Allah did not like only limit the statement allowance is for you, which is obvious and clear. But Allah is saying, also do not even think, no, don't ever think that Allah would want to bring hardship, or Allah is actually bringing hardship upon you. Now we have to understand the concept of ease and hardship because we humans, we have to understand that

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the way we relate to things is relativity. Relativity, I can ask you a simple question. There was a video on YouTube when it became I think it went viral. Very simple. Someone said, what they think is a professor at the University. And he said,

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This cup of water

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if I carry it empty, Is it heavy?

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They said no.

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He said, If I fill it, half or make it, pour water in half full, and I carry it, is it heavy?

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Some said a little bit. Some said no. He said if I fill the cup completely,

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and I carry it, is it heavy or not? Some said yeah, it's heavy, some said not.

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He said none of these answers is correct. If I hold this cup, for 10 seconds, it's light. It's not a big deal. But what if I hold it for five hours?

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Will it be heavy? After five hours? Absolutely try to just put your hand up like this for three minutes.

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Towards the end of the three minutes, you will struggle to keep your hand there it becomes your hand becomes extremely heavy. So how do we define heavy and light, it's relative. Depending on the time, depending on what you're talking about, and this is something about humans, by the way, there's something

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that we should understand. We as Muslims today should really understand because this is something the media plays on. And it's something that helps us as well see how other people view us Muslims and why we sometimes you have people who are racist, people have some prejudice against Muslims, people. Some of these people are innocent. Some of these people are so naive, and they don't understand. But you need to see that humans think in different ways.

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There is something called

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cognitive bias, mental bias, mental bias. We humans, we humans have bias have some kind of bias. If I offer you something to buy, like something that I'm buying that you sell a, I'm selling a you buy it. So I say I'm selling this product, it's in a box.

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If I say I'm selling it for $100.

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I say but I will give it to you, for 50.

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You will actually see it as cheap, as cheap as cheap.

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This is how it registers in your mind. But if I tell you

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this is actually worth 50. But I'm going to sell it to you for 100.

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You're going to see it as expensive. And your mind will process it completely different. There's something very funny as well about pricing. Do you know how people how companies make pricing? There are tricks there. There are tricks. And there was a very interesting experiment where they brought a product and they brought some people and they said how much do you think this this is actually worth this product is worth. And they gave people interestingly, they made people first they put them in a waiting room, and there was a screen. So there were three groups of people and three screens. Some people, the screens showed random numbers. One of the screens showed something like 801 of the

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screens showed something like 301 of the screens showed something like 30 just random numbers around these numbers. So then, people were admitted into the experiment, and they were shown the same product. How much do you think this is actually worth?

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And you'll be surprised that the group that saw the 800 they give prices around the 800

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people who saw

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are the numbers around 300, they actually give prices around the 300. Same product, people who saw numbers around 3020 or 30, the gift prices are at this for the same product.

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And all of them think they are logical.

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These are logical conclusions, but we don't know how things actually impact us. These are things that the media uses, in marketing, they use them to play around with our minds with our heads. So this is why I brought this just to explain the concept of difficulty, or hardship and ease. Sometimes, you know, when you will have an asthma one life, the bite of a mosquito is very painful.

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You live a very easy life, I'm telling you, a bite of a mosquito could ruin your day

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could ruin your day. But if you live a hard life, even a wasp bite or a snake bite, forget about it, I don't have time to deal with it. Why? Because of the level of intensity or the intensity of difficulty in your life. So everything is relative. So when Allah Subhan, Allah says Allah once is for you, it doesn't want to. Sometimes when fasting is hard for you have hard for some people, they say, oh, it's hard, it's difficult, that's too much days are long, and so on and so forth. You have to realize it's relative. But if you put that in context, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is giving us a challenging act of worship. It's not that easy. Yes, there is a level of difficulty. But the ease

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that it brings about later on,

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is incomparable to the hardship. So when you see the ease that comes about, you can see this is easy, actually, this is easy because of the benefit that it brings up. So Allah subhanaw taala, is making this clear. And this is how we should see anything in Islam. Anything in Islam, people who criticize things about Islam, about the legislation, Islam, they say, This is Harsh, this is difficult, this is too demanding, and so on, so forth. Like the other day someone told me

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it's actually a Muslim student, she's a girl in the school. I don't know what and she was fasting. And

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and basically, I think, one of the teachers and the head and the principal, they sat with she, she basically passed out. And they said, Why do you have? Are you forced to fast by your parents? She said, No, I said, Okay, I want to ask you a question as well. Do you pray five times a day? That's the principal.

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She said, Yes. She says, Are they forcing you? Because it's hard. I've praying five times a day. That doesn't make any sense. It's so hard. You're like, you have to come out of your way and make a prayer five times a day, there's too much.

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She's coming from her own world. She doesn't see the value of these five daily prayers. The consequences of these delivers the meaning the connection behind these five daily prayers. She's coming from a small mind or maybe some other ulterior motives as well. But this is where she's coming from. And for her, it's hard but for a Muslim, they actually a good Muslim is looking forward to the next prayer. I want to pray what is the next prayer because I want to connect.

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And if there were more prayers, I will do even more. This is why people in Ramadan even pray to Allah we people are praying there Sooners in Ramadan, and outside Ramadan. Some people pray extra as well outside of Ramadan. Why? Because they want more, they want more prayers.

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So it's all about this kind of relativity. So Allah subhanaw taala wants is for us and he says he doesn't want hardship, then Allah subhanaw taala says, the reason that you have to make up the days when he took me to the end, and that you complete completely the numbers. Now there is something spiritual or spiritual about numbers, numbers in terms of accounts, in terms of money in terms of wealth is not spiritual, doesn't have the spiritual dimension. But there are some things that actually have some spiritual depth to them.

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There is something like this. So this is why for example, you will find

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the prophets or sudden preferring odd numbers

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135 This shows that there is some kind of spiritual merit for odd numbers and the prophecy I'm explained that he said in Allah with Ron Kimball, Witter Allah subhanaw taala is singular, and one is an odd number and Allah this is what Allah loves, odd numbers. So there is a preference for odd numbers of other numbers. So this shows some spiritual side there. So with Ramadan, Allah wants us to complete the number of days the number of days and Ramadan, we have to complete it. Well it took me that already to camp your Allah Allah. So that Rifai Allah,

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why? Because of because because of the fact that he

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wanted to compare Allah, Allah Maha document so that you glorify Allah because of the he offered you an image, whether at school, so that you may be grateful

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You may be thankful. Now again, this is another ending. So if you look at the sequence, Allah starts with La Quinta Taekwon. And he says in quantum Tyler moon, so he wants us to learn something, then Allah subhanaw taala moves on to

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Allah come to school, so that you are grateful to Allah. So you thank Allah subhanaw taala. And this is a sequence. This is a sequence so Taqwa will help you get to the level of sugar, the level of gratefulness or gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala. And we know as the scholars a quoted a few times,

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some of the scholars of Islam that say, a dino NUS fan, this one shoe Quran honors from the reality of Islam is divided into two things.

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Part of it is gratitude, thankfulness to Allah, the other half of Islam is patience. If you look at everything in Islam and everything in this life, it's all about these two things. It's all about these two things. And by the way, any,

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any situation in life by situation you fall in, in this life, places a demand on you.

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And this demand is the challenge according to which you will be

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coasting along the day of judgment and the situation you go through in life.

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Actually, every second in your life, you are faced with this kind of demand that life places on you and how you respond will decide whether you end up in paradise or the hellfire.

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Because situations, either demand of you patience, so it's hardship or where you need to be patient, or it demands of you.

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Gratitude sugar. So it's a blessing from ALLAH SubhanA wa taala. And you have to be thankful for it

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or it places upon you an obligation that you have to fulfill. And the few look at any time any moment in your life, you must find at least one of these being active in Imran

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furtopia. What ima if Tila on Fatah spiritually, what a man and Matan fetish Kuru Alia This is what life offers you. One of these things at least, it's either a command that you have to follow and obey or a trial that you have to be patient with, or an ease and blessing that you have to be thankful for any moment in your life. You have to be in one of those at least in one of those. So this is why taqwa and knowledge will lead us to a higher level of gratitude being fat, loss power to Allah.

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And most people when we say gratitude, they always think about blessings Allah has offered for there's so many blessings, so we are thankful to Allah. Allah has given me wealth. I'm thankful to Allah, Allah gave me family, I'm thankful to Allah, Allah, Allah knows, I'm going to be thankful to Allah. Allah gave me how Allah gave me car, I'm going to be thankful Allah gave me a good job, I'm going to be thankful to Allah. Allah gave me a good day, I'll be thankful to Allah. But there is a higher level, a high level of thankfulness, when you thank for a higher level of gift, high level of blessing and which is God's

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guidance.

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So you thank Allah for the Quran. You thank Allah for making you a Muslim. You thank Allah for bring you to follow the truth. All of these are great blessings from Allah, to Allah so fast. elevates you spiritually to a level can be thankful to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah, Allah come to school. And when you reach the level of thankfulness or a good state of thankfulness, now your heart is going to open up to something greater and this is where Allah subhanaw taala follows up with with the verse that says we're either to allocate eBay or the need for in near Peri urban OG, what a day.

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And if I asked you about me, I am near

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near and I responded,

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of the person who calls upon me, Phil yesterday booty will you mean OB La La Muleshoe? So answering the DUA, many people say I've asked and I call upon Allah, but I never got the answer and you have not qualified yet. You have not qualified yet.

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And you qualify. By growing in taqwa, growing in knowledge, growing awareness, only then when you make dua is going to come from your heart. And when it comes from your heart, with a state of certainty, that's when Allah responds to it.

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That's what Allah Subhana Allah responds to it. So this is what Allah says. And if they asked you about me, because the moment you develop in these words, knowledge and thankfulness, actually

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Your heart starts moving towards Allah, you want to know more about Allah, you want to get closer to Allah. So you're going to start searching for Allah subhanaw taala. So this is what our last mantra says. And if they ask you about Me, if my servants asked you about me, I am near

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would want to die either. And I respond to the call of the person who calls upon me, versus not only about, by the way, it's not only about dua, the main point in this verse is the nearness of Allah. Is

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Allah, the nearness of Allah? subhanaw taala. And do you know what's the name of Allah that possesses or that harbors? The spinning of an orb? Or the newness?

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What is the name of Allah? That actually harbors? The meaning of an orb? Or newness? What is it?

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Is it a Caribbean of the names of Allah? Do you see AbdulKareem?

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Would you is the one of response.

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semina is the one who hears listens. But still I mean it's relevant but it's not

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as of man,

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as the merciful

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alkhoury shows the curb all the shows the newness of Allah, what's the

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a va hill at the bottom

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of the manifest. A button sometimes it's true, as the hidden or the subtle, but the meaning the other meaning of El botton is the near

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is near is so near to everyone. So it's found in the name of Allah Akbar,

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for India, but even Ijebu Karim is one of the attributes of Allah Allah, he's close to his

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servants, but it's not one of the names of Allah so we don't say Abdul Karim. There's no name like Abdul Karim.

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Og without a doubt, either the ANA respond to the call, who calls upon me, if they call upon me, truthfully, truthfully. And this is why oftentimes people ask like I've made the app but I haven't got haven't got the answer. I've been calling on my channel at the same time, puts the person in a state of fitna. I have like a few times I've received questions of someone says, for years have been calling upon Allah, and he doesn't seem to be responding. I really am having a crisis in crisis in my faith. And

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this is a very common situation. But hamdulillah most people don't go through this faith crisis. But some people are desperate, or they actually experienced this kind of thing. But the problem is with how we teach them.

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How do we teach drought? So oftentimes, we just say, Okay, you just call upon Allah, and you get it. But when you ask of Allah subhanaw taala, you have to ask, when you are in a state of belief in Allah, when you are in a state, I would say in a state of congruence, what does congruence mean? Okay, well, I use these big words. It's just, you are in a state of I would say, alignment with Allah subhanaw taala. So when you ask Allah your tongue is asking, your heart is asking.

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And your mind is asking, but your heart is at peace that Allah subhanaw taala will take care of you.

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But most of us when we ask Allah subhanaw taala we asking, in a sense of testing Allah, whether he's going to respond or not, and this happened with one of the turban, even if I'm not mistaken, was as an bossley. And he

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and he spoke about the baraka that Allah gives when a person gives for the sake of Allah, Allah is going to give them back

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and explained Monica Sama, lumen sadaqa sadaqa to me, man, that sadaqa will not decrease your money or your wealth. So has anniversary, if it was him, he said, I would give for the sake of Allah and Allah would give me back manifold. The other person said, but it doesn't happen with me.

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I'm gonna see. So over the next period of time, a few weeks or a few months, he said I gave and gave and gave and gave and it never came back to me. He went right. Has the masjid but during this period I gave and I got even more.

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So the other man said to Why does Allah give you back but he doesn't give me back? He said

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li N ne unphysical fear cotton. Were under to the barn. Because I spent out of trust in Allah. I know it's gonna come back. I have no I don't have like I don't worry about this. I have no, like, no questions. No doubts about it. It's gonna come back. I know Allah is gonna give me back

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But when you gave your gift test Allah out, you want to see if Allah is gonna give you back or not.

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And that's why the Prophet SAW Selim said, Allah, Allah and to move the Luna Bill ejabberd call upon Allah, when you are in a state of certainty that Allah will answer you.

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So it's not only your verbalization of the DUA that gets you that answered, but it's the state of your heart. It's the state of your heart and this is why the Allahu Anhu and his famous statement, and we need to reflect on these things and benefit from them because these are not just entertainment these are not just stories. They're these are this is a real thing. It has consequences. I'm horrible hottub said in Nila Milan, Malaysia, what are kidney middle Hama dua for either or him to do in Asia, but

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he says I do not worry about the answer of my dua is like I have no doubt it's gonna happen.

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But what I really worry about is my dua, is it a real drought or not? Am I making drought in the right state or not?

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In the right manner or not? That's the big deal. Then he explains, he says, for either all him to do, if I am inspired to be to make the right DUA and in the right state and the right manner, then the answer of this dua comes with it. Soon as you your lips start moving, the answer is there is given

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it's something we have to understand.

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So the state of your heart when you are making drought so people say I called upon Allah and me grandly.

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Now that's not called Dora.

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If you don't call upon Allah in a state of what I call alignment is basically in the State of Belief that Allah is going to give you

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and trust in Allah subhanaw taala you have no doubt and no question about it. And like you're not going to think about it is Allah gonna answer my dua or not? That's when Allah is gonna answer you.

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So the processes Salam Salam says, Allah, Allah and two more do you want to

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call upon Allah or ask of him when you are in a state of certainty?

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That Allah will answer your dua that Allah says fully yesterday for you.

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Eg without a doubt either the answer yesterday Bulli. So let them respond to Me. How do you respond to Allah? So Allah made the call. So Allah initiated this relationship between you and him. It's not like you're initiating something with Allah, He initiated that for you. He initiated that for you. And this initiation is by saying, Come on, call upon me.

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And we know the Hadith of the Prophet sallallaahu Bukhari, that kind of fruitful legal effort for in Allah and Zhu, Elissa in dunya Fairhall halben, sir alien. For orkla Helmand Mustafa and for axial Allah, Helmand even for to bury. In the last third last part of the night, Allah subhanaw taala descends to the nearest heaven in a way that fits his Majesty or minds cannot understand this, but our hearts know it. Allah sends to the lowest heaven. And he says, Who is there to seek forgiveness and I will grant him forgiveness, who is there to repent and I will accept his repentance, who's there to make a DUA and I will grant a granted so you're not even initiating Allah Subhana Allah is

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making an offer he's initiate he's taking the first step. He's initiating this kind of state where he sin call upon me. So that's the st. Jabba that's the response to Allah and Allah Subhana Allah says in surah said And third, yeah, you already in terminal stage Ebola He will surely either die or commonly my econ or you who believe respond stage Eboo respond, answer means reciprocate with Allah

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and to his messenger when they call you to that which gives you life.

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So we need to be in a state of st Jabba the state of responds to Allah state of responsiveness to Allah reciprocity with Allah. Oftentimes we are heedless, we have this gut feeling about Allah subhanaw taala and we only think about Allah when I need something Oh Allah, please help me.

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But when you are conscious of Allah, Allah Allah is always opening the door for you to make dua and you don't see yourself as initiating the first step I call upon Allah know you see that Allah is there as he's saying to you call upon me. So you respond to him by making a dua that's when it is most likely to be accepted for the SDG body then respond to me when you mean OB la la mia shouldn't let them believe in me that they believe in me so that they may attain or they may become a rush you don't rush you don't we usually translated and qualified or Russia doing the right leg guided, rightly guided, what I should do is the highest level of being guided, highest level of guidance, or

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rushed or rushed

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So, a rush it or rushed is someone

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who has reached a high level of Taqwa

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and a high level of understanding knowledge, and a high level of thankfulness. That's what Russia is. Russia is a person who walks on Earth. The body is here on Earth, the heart, his heart is

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in the heavens, with Allah subhanaw. Taala is a person who is delighted. They have an insight into things. They have this maturity, they have this depth that came with a man that came with Taqwa that came with knowledge that came with thankfulness to Allah subhanaw taala. And it came with this connection to Allah because when you connect to Allah, Allah opens your heart, you're gonna see things other people don't see. And this word rushed, a lot of the rush comes from, it comes from the insight from Allah zero, that is given through a light that Allah subhanaw taala offers you. So any person they connect to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is going to open their mind. Allah is going to

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open their mind they will start to see and realize things other people fail to see.

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The alarm your shadow, so this is the highest, this is a higher level. So you see the sequence Taqwa knowledge,

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then thankfulness gratitude, and then you move on to a higher level, which is a rushed to be rushed or rushed. You do. Then Allah subhanaw taala talks about some of the rulings that pertain to fasting or hidden accumulate. Let us see I'm a professor to Isla and he said, Come on Nelly vassula como Antonia salon. It has been made halal for you permissible for you to

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have sexual intimacy with your wives, in the nights of fasting on the nights of Ramadan. And during the night, from Maghrib. till fajr, it's allowed to have sexual intimacy with one's wife. It's halal. Previously, it was haram.

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At the beginning, people were not allowed to approach their wives for the whole month of Ramadan, day and night. But then later on, this was abrogated, and Allah made it halal.

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to approach the wives during the nights of Ramadan, later to see him and refer to, in any say community bash only

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one family bathroom alone, they are a garment for you, and you are a garment for them. And there is this a beautiful metaphor, beautiful metaphor. And it shows that with marriage, and with a happy marriage happy relationship.

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The wife covers a lot of the shortcomings and the weaknesses of her husband. And the husband covers a lot of the weaknesses of his wife, the wife is a beautification for her husband, and the husband is a beautification for his wife, how, because we complement each other.

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We complement each other. It's difficult for a man to live by himself. And this is a common experience if a person marries the right person, if a man marries the right woman, usually after marriage, they say, sorry, I'm gonna use a statement that was said to me actually, recently by a brother who got married.

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It's it's not necessarily a very good language, but that's what he said. But he's very expressive. Like I asked him, How is married life, How's married life, he said, We, he said, like, I was living like a dog. And now I know what life really is. He said, I really don't know how I was living before. So this is like, when a person marries the right woman, I'm telling you, that's the experience, like what was I doing in my life.

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So

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the wife complements her husband.

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So a lot of the shortcomings, she covers that she completes that.

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And, obviously, the man has a need, emotional needs, physical needs, even social needs relational needs, you need a companion. So the wife when she's a good wife, and she satisfies these needs in the husband, he grows as a person.

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He grows. So a lot of the issues and the gaps that he has, she covers that. And he doesn't have to deal with a lot of weaknesses that he had previously. Because she covers that. The same applies to the husband, a good husband, towards his wife.

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And also, when a man and a woman marry, they protect themselves, so they are less likely to fall into Zina and into something else and this is why the prophets of salaam says yeah, Mashallah. Chabad, Minnesota I mean Komaba Fenley it as a witch or young men whoever is able to get married. Let them do so. For him now a hot Boolean bursary was felt. It is more likely to protect your days your eyes for

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I'm looking at things that are haram and protect your private parts. That means you don't, you're less likely to look at things that are haram for you. And you're less likely to engage in Haram relationships. Why? Because you're satisfied with the halal,

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this sexual desire, you managed to give it a halal outlet or a way to vent out that is legal. So you have less tendency to start looking at things that are haram or to express that desire in something that is that is haram. So that's part of the beauty of this wonderful metaphor, who Nellie Basil likoma, Antonia Basler they are a garment for you, your garment for you, because the garment, it covers your, your hour, and they beautifies you and it completes you and it adds beauty to you.

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So that shows that

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you know marriage is a very important aspect in our lives. And this is why we should take it seriously. We should take it seriously. When they leave us we'll look on one universal law Malamala one quantum Dr. Luna and fossa comfortabele.

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Allah knows that in the past some of you although it was haram to approach your wives in the nights of Ramadan, some of you did.

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Because

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sometimes when the sexual desire overwhelms the person, they lose control. They lose control, people sometimes lose control.

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So Allah Subhana Allah says Allah knew that some of you went against that ruling so Allah has forgiven you for that. Phil anniversario on no appetit warm market of hola hola calm. So now you engage with them sexually with your spouse's sexually and seek what Allah has written for you, which is basically having children of their own market of Allah who can walk who wish trouble Hatoyama you and hola como hypo abdominal heighten, as we demand visual and eat and drink. So you can have sexual intimacy, eat and drink until

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the white thread is clear from the

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available

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until the white thread is clear and distinct from the black or the dark thread. That's the time for Fudger. I said previously, that Fajr is like a white thread that very clear, very definite that spreads across the horizon. And above it, you will find the black, the darkness of the night as another thread a thicker thread

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on top of it. That's the clear sign professional. So Allah Samantha is saying, eat and drink until you see that until this becomes apparent, which is the sign for Fajr. Now at the beginning some of the companions they understood this verse literally. So what they did they on the toes, they tied two

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threads, one was white and one was black. And they would still eat and they would like obviously probably they were outside, they'll still eat and drink until they could tell the difference. Probably that was after Fidel because he must be bright, to be able to see this tell the difference.

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And mind their time there was not there was no electricity, there was not this kind of light pollution, right. So there was a lot of darkness at night.

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So but when they spoke with the Prophet Salam he clarified that what it means is the white thread on the horizon and that's what you need to pay attention to. So basically eat and drink and engage in sexual intimacy until time for Fajr comes until time for Fajr comes over could overshadow her day to day intellectual, fatal, fatal as women in federal thaumatin mostly I'm a little late after that, start your fast until night.

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Night means sunset, sunset, that's when you open your first

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two Muslim

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whether to brush your hair now and to Marquis fauna, free massages and never approach your wives or even engage in foreplay with them when you are making it to calf in the masjid. Or when you are in the masjid. The Masjid is not full intimacy.

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Tuukka Allah He, fella ferrata Colaba, these are the

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the sort of these are the the borders, these are the borders that Allah says don't cross over them. They belong to Allah don't cross so respect the masjid is not for this. Don't engage in any kind of intimacy in the masjid. And these are the the lines that Allah Santana has drawn for you. So do not cross over them. Karateka you will be you know,

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picker who do the live letter Kabuga Karateka

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kinetically will be in love at NASA Namita and thus Allah subhanaw taala shows and manifests His signs for for people so that they may

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have Taqwa they may have Taqwa. So this, the verses of fasting of Ramadan, Allah started them with Taqwa. And he concludes them with Taqwa again. Just to show you Ramadan is all about having this struggle. So it took a while, as we said again, it's about building. So once you go through this journey of taqwa, first

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of taqwa, then knowledge and then thankfulness and then rushed which is more maturity and growth in Eman and then you come back to Taqwa again. And the cycle keeps going on and on an upward, upward spiral, where you keep growing as a Muslim and as a believer, so Jaco here is mentioned in more specific terms in more practical terms, that you need to control your desires.

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More have some kind of self control. This is the practical, the outward side of town. So Allah started with the deeper side of taqwa, which is something in the heart fasting is about to grow your Eman and your sense of Taqwa and your heart. And towards the end Allah talks about the practical sense of taqwa, these are the limits of Allah subhanaw taala do not cross over them. Be careful. So observe your acts, do not engage in sexual intimacy during the days of Ramadan, do not engage in sexual intimacy in the massages in the houses of Allah subhanaw taala and observe the conditions of fasting and so on and so forth. These are practicalities and they need some kind of self discipline

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which is part of, of Taqwa. So again, if you can see all of this is a sequence nothing in the Quran is random. By the way, nothing in the Quran is random. So in all of this, Allah subhanaw taala is telling us about fasting and how profound

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it is.

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Did anyone have any questions about something we said before we changed the topic?

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of asking us to call to respond

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to a condition that you want to have these

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which you know, us call us.

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Adding

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conditions? This is a very good question. Allah Subhana. Allah says, You just Okay. Call respond to me and call upon me, that will answer the door. All right.

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And we find from this call, as many conditions being put in there. So where did the conditions come from?

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The same thing applies everywhere.

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Like to hate La Ilaha. Illallah is in the Quran. There's no conditions, right? There's no conditions, there's no specifications, what are the scholars come up with conditions?

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Right.

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There are so many things that you will find the scholars have come up with clarifications and conditions, because these things at the time of the prophets of salaam were obvious, when you said

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it meant that you are in a state of the state we described. That's what it means. But then things get watered down, things get watered down. Let's say for example, you know, when and this happens a lot, for example, in business,

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when a new company owner startup

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is established, and people start putting the time and they create some kind of a process, they create some kind of a process. Why because that's the process they followed, it came from the heart from experimentation, they put a process in place and it worked. Then they start these people went through the, you know, the early stages of it, and the experience, they saw how it started from nothing, and then they built a whole process a whole system around it, and it was working fine. Then they get new employees and the new employees are straightaway trained into this kind of process and system, but they never saw how it grew from from scratch.

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So as soon as they learn these, the system, they start finding ways around it. They start cutting corners,

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they start making it, you know, finding shortcuts around it. And no one can catch them making mistakes. But apparently they're doing what they what they're supposed to do, but there will be you know, destroying it from within by having following the shortcuts you know cutting corners,

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compromising on things without basically fooling the system.

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Just look at for example, the welfare system welfare system is designed to help the poor people but you will find people who actually can meet the conditions and they are not really in need.

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Originally, it was okay. But when people start cheating or people start losing, or people start learning some, and that's the problem with spoon feeding, when it comes to knowledge, people do not go through the experience, they get something,

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you know, baked, completely baked and offered to them on a silver plate. People don't appreciate the process behind it. So they start watering it down cutting corners. So when people started making dua, people thought that I was just okay say with your tongue, you need to say, or what you want, and that's it. But at the time of the Prophet SAW Salem,

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when they made,

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it was a complete state. And people knew it was like a rule of thumb, there was no need to explain it. But it was watered down the scholars needed to say, oh, no, this is not what is meant, you're just trying to hold the shell of it. Well, now it's an empty shell, but you have compromised the very principle of it.

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So that's why it was called as gift conditions, the conditions are just some kind of pointers to help us appreciate the original state of the original concept. Because over time, it has been watered down, it has been compromised, it has been violated. There's been a lot of, you know, cheating in the process.

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And I've been told by some people

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in the 70s 60s 70s, as by people, like in the UK, let's say if you were on the train, and you didn't have a ticket.

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The what's the person who comes and checks? The officer who comes and checks who has tickets or not? What

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do you see?

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Anyway? Regardless, so the guy checks your tickets. So if you didn't have a ticket,

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he would say, well, where's your ticket? See, I don't have change, I don't have money. And that time, credit cards were not so common. So I don't have I don't have money.

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They won't issue like now a ticket, or a fine, basically said, Okay, so when can you pay it? I can pay when I go home,

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okay to send the payment later on.

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And it was built on trust. So people will get on the train or the bus. They don't have change. But people would still pay it. People would still pay. It's until people started coming and cheating on the system, they had to put a new system in place. But still there are people who can still cheat, and so on and so forth. So that's it, you can find this everywhere in life, everywhere in life. Same thing with prayer, prayer, when when you said prayer,

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praying, I mean, Salah, Salah in Islam, when you make salah.

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It's a profound word of connection and profound state. So this is why you find the prophets of Salaam.

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When he, when he talks about salah, he just says praise us, as you saw me pray.

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But later on, when people took the shell and made it empty, Salah has no spirit, the scholars started to offer things to draw your attention to things that you have missed, and so on and so forth. So that's usually where the conditions come from. So a lot of the knowledge is basically to point to things that we have missed. Because unfortunately,

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people have lost the reality and the spirit of the concepts that we're dealing with. So that when we say Dota originally, what that means is that you truly call upon Allah from the bottom of your heart. But people started making dua without really any kind of connection to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So this is why these conditions needed to be mentioned, so that people just go back to the drawing board. That's it. Because with a lot of these compromises, people have gone below the zero point. And all these conditions are doing they're just taking us back to the zero point by back to the drawing board, where we can start to see things for what they are. I

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hope this clarifies it. Can I make a comment? Yeah, sure. So even if you have made all the difficulty with all the conditions,

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the person may have all the fulfill all the condition but say because of my shortcoming.

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Last month,

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the person who made all the conditions except his two

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might

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have told us

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that he's absolutely yes. And that's sometimes that's what responding is. Sometimes responding is not necessarily giving you what you want, but giving you what's better.

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And that's when we say you have to

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trust in Allah that He will respond. Part of this trust that you trust Allah's choice for you.

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You trust even Allah's choice for you, this is where I didn't know we thought about the Allahu Anhu.

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He said, he said with two companions, I remember who they were, they weren't. And one of them said, I, I call upon Allah to give me this one one of them asked for to be rich. Second one asked to be poor.

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So they asked Hunka Lhasa, they asked, What do you ask Allah for? He said, I don't have the guts like you to decide a richness or poverty is good for me. But what I call upon Allah, that he chooses for me what's best. So part of this response or believing in Allah's response, and trusting it is basically trusting that If Allah doesn't give you what you want, he's going to take care of your affairs, he's going to give you what is better than that, based on his own knowledge rather than our own knowledge.

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And his way usually these some of these scholars say don't take

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don't take the delays for a no.

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Sometimes Allah subhanaw taala doesn't give you what you want, at the time you want it. But Allah is gonna give it to you at the time. He knows his best for you. And it might not be what you asked for. Maybe it's something else. And how often like we asked for something we really want something badly, and it doesn't happen we feel bad, we're devastated. We troubled we traumatized But afterwards, like a few years later, and we look back and we said hamdulillah didn't happen

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because I was blinded at the time I could not really see the reality of things. So it's that trust and this is when Allah gives the most Yeah.

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Welcome any other questions?

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Social

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the 100

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Okay, now supposed to be the sun rises now. So at least let's give it 1015 minutes

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I find this concept fascinating

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when

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you know, I'm gonna hop up said

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in them Asha, I didn't Islam, either will either feel Islam Emanuela me I feel

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I fear for Islam. I feel for Islam. When

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within Islam, there are newborns. Muslims, who have never seen cover

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have never seen before.

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So what he's saying, basically, when people grow in the luxury of Islam, and the beauty of Islam, and they have not seen the darkness of comfort, and the pain of comfort, and the filth of comfort, they have not seen it. They don't appreciate they won't appreciate Islam as much as someone who's come from that kind of experience. And they've come to see the light of Islam. So that's why I'm on top. This was one of his concerns. And this is again,

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why I usually think you know, if you notice that this is something that happens in religion happens in in societies and happens in politics, it's happening, it happens in business, it happens everywhere. You find someone who comes up with a successful formula, then up a few other people start to follow that formula. But they start making compromises on it, they start to follow the external outline, but they miss out on the spirit of it.

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So this is why sometimes the clues that successful people leave, don't work with everyone to not work with everyone. So that's the same thing why Salah was there. And it was understood by the Companions, most of them. But later on, people started now doing what people started just doing this Allah physically memorizing Quran

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as a very good example. And it's some of the prophets of Salaam.

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I'll call it someone who has memorized the Quran understood its meanings and was a person of knowledge. A person of a beautiful character, that's what Allah is Korean, or cola, or half. Now we have found shortcuts. And that's basically memorize, you know if any person truly if they put their willpower within a year they can memorize the Quran. If you say I'm going to have nothing to do this year, except memorizing Quran, regardless of your age,

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and you really put your heart in it

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Most likely you will be able most people will be able to do it.

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And then we have taken this, okay, I've memorized the Quran, you will find people saying that's it. That's the end of knowledge for me. I've reached what took a marble hubbub 18 years to achieve, right?

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I've taken like some of some people have memorized the Quran over a life of a lifetime. So you find someone memorize the Quran within one year and say, That's it, I've achieved in one year where other people would took other people 2030 years. That's just the beginning. That's just the beginning. So instead of us taking the whole spirit of memorizing the Quran, which means understanding its meanings, understanding the stiff sea of living by the Quran and making it our way of life, and it becomes the guidance. And basically, everything about you becomes Hold on, that we have taken it only to memorize the words. And that's it. That's it.

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You can see this even ethics

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in the sense

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let's talk about justice.

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There are people who know how to use justice for their own benefit.

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They're going to use ethical principles, they're going to use it for their own ends, to serve them, and they know how to violate it in a way you cannot catch them.

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Do we blame principals? No. Do we know they do blame justice? No, we blame how these people manipulate. So this with everything in life, by the way, with everything. And that's why this there's a sense of responsibility. The heart of Islam, or one of the most important aspects in Islam is a sense of responsibility. I mean, you can give people the process, but there's no guarantee unless people put their heart and they take a sense of responsibility over the thing. That what makes things pay off it same thing in Islam and studying Islam, and praying or in education in a family. I mean, there are people who are very intelligent and very manipulative, and you can't catch

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them making a mistake.

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But there would be violating every ethical principle, you know.

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Because for everything, there is a surface, and there is a deep end.

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So without you having the full thing, it doesn't work. So the problem is that people hold on to the surface, which is the facade, which is the external structure, which is what we call the system.

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But they do not hold on to the principles of it.

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And that's why people go wrong. This is why scholars, teachers, specialists, they start putting conditions you have to make this you have to make that when we say a marriage, okay, it's obvious, it should have all the elements of a good marriage. But now you have to put conditions you have to do this, you have to do that. Why? Because people are violating the very principle of what marriage means they just make a contract, and they don't hold any responsibility in that position.

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So this is a very fascinating principle because you can fall for

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for the surface structure of something and miss the heart of it.

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As well that's what are the hypocrites do. Even with the Prophet SAW Selim, they prayed they fasted. They made vicar there were some times in the first line in the masjid. Many of the companions didn't know who the hypocrites were. So they seem to be following Islam externally. But the heart of Islam was not with them. They violated everything about Islam. So,

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I mean, I think this will always be there with humanity, this will always be there with humanity, people will take the surface and they will miss out on the deepest structure of of that thing. Okay, any more questions?

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Anymore more questions? Okay, this tafsir class and the

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reflections on the Quran and the one before Maghrib there will be insha Allah

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on Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

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Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, on Thursday inshallah after maghrib we have Sheikh Abdullah Hakim quick all performed before Maghreb shall have like him equipped will be giving his halacha every Thursday inshallah and Ramadan. So welcome, welcome. So

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happy wa salam. If you wait for a few minutes Inshallah, before you pray question

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what you

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mistake