Tafseer Surah Ar-Ra-ad #2

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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of "has equal or equal to" in various cultural and political settings, including the title of Islam and the use of "has equal or equal to" in various cultural and political settings. They stress the importance of finding the truth from the Lord and finding peace in life, and emphasize the importance of personal development and understanding one's life's potential consequences. They also stress the importance of practicing Islam in a meaningful way and avoiding harmful behavior.
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now have the loving mother who want to stay in, I want to still feel when I older bIllahi min shallowly and fusina will see you hurt your family and the third to have a cooler or cooler with it, and voila, we're back.

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So today inshallah we will start with tafsir, or not negative see, it's more of a reflections over the verses, reflections over the verses of surah. Right. So what a ride, which is the surah of Thunder, Thunder,

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just to just

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start off with something, the difference between Tafseer

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and other forms of reflections, explanations, and so on and so forth. tafsir

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basically means to uncover and clarify. That's what FCL means. So when the scholars talk about Tafseer, it's some kind of an in depth treatment of the text. So simple commentary on the text is not really called tafsir. It's not really called to see simple commentary. So if I, for example, mentioned the vs start translating the meaning into English in very simple terms, linguistically, this might be called tafsir. But technically what the scholars have come to qualitative see, it is a proper treatment of the verse. And for someone to do proper Tafseer, they need to have a very comprehensive understanding of the Islamic sciences. They have to know a normal Quran, the sciences

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of the Quran, so they have to know about a lamb and the house, they have to know about the NASA for men. So you have to know about Nike and then Madani and so many things, and they have to watch the Arabic language, they have to have very good insight into FIRK. And even into history. I swear God knows all the occasions for the revelation, and so on and so forth. That's what we call it of sail. But when I give a commentary or something, we can call it some kind of explanation, commentary, reflection, and so on and so forth. So,

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you know, taking liberty with using the word Tafseer with every kind of commentary, I think that's a big leap. That's a big leap.

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So let's have right there is a debate among scholars of the field whether it's a Mackay solar or Madani surah the nature of its verses, show more the characteristics of the Maquis soar as mucky sorrows are the sewers that were revealed before Hijra before hidden the Madani sorrows of the sorrows that were revealed, after hedger hater of the Prophet Sol sol. Sol, sol authorized said there's a debate among the scholars is in a murky Surah Madani surah and the nature of the verses

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lean more towards the Maquis by the strongest opinion among the scholars is that it's a modernist what was revealed after Hijra except for a couple of verses in the middle, when we come to them and Shala we will point them out. Allah subhanaw taala starts by saying

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James Miller and Alain Le for me, mi ra Tilka to look it up well lady on Zillow, you know you can be Cal Hakoah can axon nurse.

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Allah starts with the letters Elif

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this is called a harmful Macaca is separate letters at the beginning of some of the verses of the Quran. The most authentic and the safest approach with these letters is that

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the real knowledge of them is with Allah subhanaw taala but they serve some purposes, like what we call an Elijah is challenging the Arabs Allah is saying in simple terms, you know, this book that you have the Quran is made of the simple letters that you guys know Alif Lam Meem rock calf, yeah, I inside.

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Even da HA HA HA HA HA by the way is two letters. It's not the name of the prophets. Allah said no.

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Okay, it's just Baja. It's just like Alif Lam Meem same thing. That is not the name of the prophets, the prophets of Salaam. His main name is Mohammed. Can you give me some of other his name's Mohammed what else?

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Al Mustafa is the description of the Prophet salallahu Salam

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al Hirscher what else?

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Alma he sent. What else?

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Mod. One of the names of the Prophet SAW Selim. These are the most known five which the Prophet Salam mentioned in one Hadith

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These are the five the personal images in one Hadith. So Baja is not one of the names of the prophets Allah Salam, Baja is full of Matata separate letters, beginning of Surah, which is named after these two letters Surah BA.

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So the, the, these letters serve the purpose that you Arabs are the most eloquent, and you have reached the peak of your eloquence see in your Arabic language. And because poetry was flourished at that time, when the prophets of Saddam was sent, this is when the Arab poetry Arab eloquently reached a peak, it was considered to be at its best. So Allah subhanaw taala challenge them first and foremost linguistically, here is the Quran that you guys claim to be taken from the People of the Scripture or taken from previous nations or fabricated and originated by Muhammad Salah Salem, you guys okay, if you think or if you think Muhammad Salah mistaking this from some kind of sorcerer

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or a magician or a charlatan, okay, come up with something like this, it's made simple that is that you know, Alif Lam mean. And if Lyon mean rock, these are the letters that you guys know that these are the building blocks of your language come up with something like the Quran.

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So, the foundations of it are very simple, the letters that you know, come up with something similar to that

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Tilka to look it up, these are the verses of the book Tilka these are, as I add, could be translated in more than one way. So it could be translated as the versus the verses of the Quran. So these are the verses of the Quran. So Allah saying hello to Allah saying, These are the verses of the Quran in front of you, here they are being recited to you.

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But also I add, a single area means assign, means assign, because each verse in the Quran is actually assigned from Allah subhanaw taala. Each verse in the Quran is assigned, and there is a miracle in it. Every verse in the Quran is a miracle. And it's a sign that this book is from Allah. And it's also a sign that Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and he's the only one who deserves and has the right to be worshipped. Each and every verse in the Quran is pointing to this. And if we can't see that, it's because of our lack of understanding is because of our lack of appreciation of these verses. And it's not only the verses in the Quran are the signs of the Quran

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that point to Allah subhanaw taala everything in existence is actually can be considered to be a, it's a sign, and it's a miracle. And it's why the oral poetry says, with equal or equal to shake in law, who I don't I don't know, Allah, wa Heydo. And everything there is, is there is a sign, showing or point pointing that Allah is the one means the one who deserves to be worshipped. So everything in existence actually points you to Allah. And I'm not talking about physical objects only. I'm talking about even mental concepts, mental issues, I'm talking about even emotions, I'm talking about an interaction,

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some kind of an exchange between you and another person, any events, any situation, anything that could be called the thing, whether it's physical or non physical, actually is a sign that it's pointing you towards Allah subhanho wa taala. There's a beautiful analogy, or Atal is a metaphor that he mentions in a few times in his books, he says, from the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. When humans need something,

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Allah makes it available.

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When we when they need when humans need something more Allah makes it more available. So he says, for example, humans have a need for

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for water for drink, to drink water, and they have a need for air to breathe.

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And their need for water can wait for a couple of days, maybe a few days as well. You can survive without water for a few days. But you cannot survive for a couple of minutes or a few minutes without air, right? So he says look around, you're going to find areas more available than water because humans need it more. And he says this pattern repeats itself with everything and everywhere.

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So you will find things that you need more are more accessible than others and so on and so forth. So he says we humans need food more than we need clothes we need both, but we can survive without clothes, but you cannot survive without food for a long time. So you find food is more available readily more available than clothes, and so on and so forth. So he says and

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The Thing of the number one that humans need the most in existence is not water is not a, it's not clothing. It's not food. It's knowledge of Allah,

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knowledge of Allah. And this is why Allah made knowledge of Him more available than air itself.

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How he says everything in existence gives you or tells you something about Allah.

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Everything in existence points you to Allah and sends you a message about Allah informs you more about Allah. So it says this is why you will find the thing that is readily most available in existence is pointers to Allah subhanaw taala things that will inform you about Allah subhanaw taala why because everything in existence is actually a sign or an indicator that leads you to Allah.

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So Allah Subhan Allah set into a tool Kitab These are the signs or the verses of the book, the book, now there is something very interesting is how the Quran refers to itself. Some time it's referred to as Al Kitab. Sometimes Can you can you think of ways the Quran refers to itself or Allah refers to the Quran in the Quran?

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What Al Furqan which is the criterion that enables you to tell the difference between right and wrong truth and falsehood. What else?

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And guidance Allah mentions it as a description but we want the names that are given the Quran Al Kitab Kabbalah can Latina Zilla al Assad so it's mentioned as a name as a proper name of the Quran

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what Can daddy go hey Nico Hammond and Marina Yes, Quran is also referred to as ro

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RO. RO, is the source of life is the source of life the Quran is always because it brings life to the heart zurka Good what else

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at Tenzin at Tenzin also Tenzin why because it was revealed the revelation is revealed from Allah subhanaw taala what else

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now she fat is more of a description mentioned there is more of a description of the Quran rather, like if you say a Shiva no one is gonna automatically understand you're talking about the Quran but why say alpha pan? Yeah, people Arabs are gonna recognize you talking about the Quran at Tenzin people are gonna understand, although with a rule, if you say a rule, because this is we're called moussaka lovely. This is a word that refers to so many things at the same time. So we need the context to actually indicate this. But when you read the verse, okay Delica or hyena, ileka or Han mean and Marina.

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straight away, you understand that is basically the revelation. What else?

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Oh Malik Ahmed kita Omar Kitab the most correct things that it refers to aloha in my fourth

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What's the verse helped me out? We know if you will make a tabula Dena learning

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by it will come but I'll make it absolutely my fourth is the preserve tablet. What else

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Still, this LBN is more of a still more is commonly used for other things as well. So what else in nanana Zelena. A vicar, a vicar in hola hola. Havel, a vicar, vicar is the Quran? It's a reminder it's a remembrance.

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Said Kira, but that refers mainly to them to the message. So one of the ways the Quran refers to itself is Al Kitab.

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Al Kitab al Kitab. Okay,

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the beginning of Surah Al Baqarah Alif Lam Meem

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radical kita Abu Lolly Buffy talking about the Quran, whodunit. So here I was gonna say these are the signs are the verses of Al Kitab, which is the book the Quran. The Quran.

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will love the one Zilla in a coma Rebecca Hakoah kin Katara nurse Isla Umino what was revealed to you what has been revealed to you from your Lord is AHEC the truth but most people do not believe most people do not believe. Now this is all about a statement of the Quran. The Quran is the truth. It's a sign from Allah subhanaw taala. And Allah is saying that this Quran, this book that was revealed to you from Allah subhanaw taala is the truth and it holds the truth will have the answer now. We'll be happy in as the last month Allah says in surah then the source of this law will have

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opinions and now what will happen as I was saying, we sent it down with the truth. It contains the truth within it. The Quran contains the truth within it, and we sent it down in truth in truth. Now the Quran contains within it the truth. So any seeker of Truth if they are sincere enough and they come face to face with the Quran, without distractions without misunderstandings, they should come to believe they should come to believe in it. If they fail to come to believe in it. They fall into one of the types different types of cover.

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I'm gonna call Imam Sadie here, Chanda Rahman Sadie. He says, Well, I can act on nasira You mean I'm gonna be handled Quran most people do not believe in this Quran. So Allah saying, Well, I can knock Pharaoh NASCI Lao meno this Quran is the truth from your Lord. But most people do not believe he's saying most people don't believe in this Quran, either out of ignorance, out of ignorance, imagine

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what Eragon and who or turning away from the truth

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or what Adam or the maximum and be negligence

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we're in Maryna then, or out of stubbornness and defiance,

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were voted in men, and in the state of, say,

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injustice, injustice, and these actually incorporate the six types of Kafala that Tamia mentions. The six types of Kava Kava are not all the same thing.

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Kufa are not all the same thing. There are people who do not become Muslim either out of ignorance. They don't know what Islam is. They think Islam what they see in the media, Islam what they read about in certain books by certain writers. So think that's what Islam is. This is confirmed Khufu gehele,

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this Cofer this, this belief in Islam comes from ignorance.

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But you have on the other side, someone who comes to know what Islam really is, but he rejects faith. He knows it's the truth recognizes it in his heart. He knows all about Islam, and then he chooses to reject it.

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This person is called this type of course called Khufu inand. Cofer of stubbornness. Someone who's stubborn and they don't want they don't want they willfully deliberately reject the truth after knowing it and recognizing it. Are these two the same? No, they're completely different. They're completely different. So

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there's also a coup for

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a person recognizes Islam is good, or is the truth. But they know if they commit to Islam, they would have to give up on alcohol, you have to give up on Xena and relationships with women. They have to give up on riba maybe and other haram transactions, maybe this person is involved. Their job is based on a lot of haram. So they recognize Islam is the truth. And they, they're part of them wants to introduce them, because they see a lot of legislations in Islam, that he has to compromise, or she has to compromise on so many components in their lifestyle. So they choose to turn away from it. They choose to turn away from this a third type of cover, it's not the same and they should not

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be treated the same. Another type is people who are indifferent, negligent, do you know what Islam is? I don't care. I'm busy with my life. I'm busy with my life. So because these are maybe these people recognize this something good in Islam, but they still they haven't developed an interest. So they're negligent about it, they don't have interest in it. So maybe their attention is somewhere else, or the interests like somewhere else that's a different type of Cofer. They're not all the same. Another type of person is volume, or Akufo volume, because volume is someone who knows Islam. And he rejects it, and he opposes it, and he fights it. That's a different type of golfer, each one

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of those has a different treatment. By the way. treating them as one is an act of injustice is an act of injustice with some people, you have to be nice and good. And you have to be patient because these people after time, they might develop an interest in Islam. Or maybe the reason these people are turning away from Islam or maybe opposing Islam because because of their ignorance. So with proper communication, these people might come to change their stance and actually we've seen examples of these.

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So Allah subhanaw taala, saying, what was revealed to you from your Lord is the truth. That's why you know what the truth is what the word truth means that hack.

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It's not it's not a cold fact. When you

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See, the truth is not called facts. The truth is a like emotionally, is a very rich word. Because we humans are designed the way Allah subhanaw taala designers is that we search for the truth. We crave the truth. And this is why people study is why people learn is why people read. This is why people travel. This is why people have a sense of curiosity. We humans are designed to seek the truth naturally, naturally, the natural default state of a human being that we seek to figure out the truth of everything. This is why, like, what's the what's the force behind science, people trying to figure out the truth of everything? What was the driving force behind philosophy in the past, they

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tried to figure out the nature of things, they want to know the truth of things, the essence of everything, what is it, because that's a dire human need.

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And it's stronger than anything else. It's more sustainable. Yes, it is more subtle than the basic needs like food and drinks, and drink and, and sexual desire and so on and so forth. But it is more subtle, it's, which means it's deeper, and it's more sustainable. And it's strategically,

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you know, directs our lives, or points or life in a certain direction. So this kind of need within the human beings to search for the truth when Allah Subhan, Allah says, will lead the unzila in a coma, Robbie can help. Basically, what was sent to you is the truth from your Lord, what this basically means, you know, what humans are searching for, or they are craving, it's been given to you. That's it. That's what every human being is searching for. It's been given to you or Muhammad. Here it is.

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So that's what every human being wants to find. And they dreaming of finding, well, I can act on NASCI day when on yet most people most people do not believe. And there are many reasons. There are many reasons. And, and here we can see also the justice of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. You might say, okay, there are people who disbelieve or who do not believe in the Quran, no, do not believe in Islam. What about because we're not some of those people don't believe out of ignorance, as we said, some of them out of negligence, some, some of them out of indifference, some of them out of

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said the different types, just, you know, have some some kind of aversion to it. But some people have enmity towards it, although they recognize it to be the truth.

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Do you think Allah is going to treat these people the same? No, Allah is not going to treat them the same. This is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he called certain people, certain people call them Alpha tra, a hello, etc. The people you can I mean, you can loosely translated as the people of the gap. The people of the gap, what's the gap? The gap is where these people have not come to realize the truth about Islam. Either. They lived in a time when they will no Prophets and Messengers reach them. Or the messages that came that was sent down to the Prophets and Messengers were distorted and changed. So these people did not come face to face with a true revelation, authentic revelation. So

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they didn't get to hear the truth.

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So they fill in this gap. Or they are people who lived at times of messengers and prophets, or like our times they lived in a time when Islam is still preserved, and it will be preserved till the end of time. But these people fill in the gap of misinformation. They did not get to see the reality of Islam forward. It really is the only new Islam through different mediums, the media, social media.

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People who try to defame Islam, in the media from different backgrounds. So they got them the wrong information about Islam. So these people chose the they decided Islam is not the truth. So these people still fall under al Fatah. That's what the scholars said.

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So, and with these people, the Prophet SAW Selim said that they will have a test on the Day of Judgment, they will have a test on the day of judgment. And the test. Some narrations indicated will be that Allah Spanish Allah will reveal Himself to them.

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And when Allah reveals himself, the fifth law, what's in our hearts recognize Allah subhanaw taala. So that these people were meant to believe they would recognize Allah and Allah would say to them,

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Allah will present them with something that seems like the Hellfire looks like a fire then Allah subhanaw taala will say I'm your Lord, they will say yes, they will say okay, I command you to jump into this.

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So I will believe the ones who believe in Allah, they're just going to jump into it and it will be paradise for them. The ones who refuse obviously, they have disbelieved. So that's a simple description of what the tests they're going to have on the Day of Judgment. So then Allah subhanaw taala says, Now Allah is going to

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I draw the attention that not only this book is the truth and it contains signs that point to the truth and point to Allah subhanaw taala. And these what we what we say is Al Mohler Zilla. These are the revealed signs, the verses of the Quran, but what we have is another type of signs and that's the created signs, the created signs in the creation, everything in the creation is a sign pointing to Allah subhanaw taala. So Allah is gonna mention, or draw our attention to these signs. So Allah says, Allah who led the Rafah smrtv Ramadan, Tara Guna, from Master WA, eyelash, Allah, it is Allah, who elevated and raised the skies, the heavens without pillars that you see.

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Without pillars that you see, I'm going to give you a test, very simple quiz. Now I'm going to translate as literally as possible. And I want you to tell me the meaning that you get the first meaning that jumps to the forefront of your mind. Allah subhanaw taala saying it's Allah that raised the skies without pillars that you see.

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Does this mean

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the skies or have the heavens have pillars? Or not?

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What do you think?

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Hola. Hola, the office and I work at biliary Hamedan. Tarragona is Allah who raised the heavens without pillars that you see. Does this mean? Or what is your first impression? Did you get the idea that the skies or the heavens have pillars?

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They don't have to lose. Okay, any other impressions?

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They have pillars, but we can't see them. So we have these two opinions. Either these guys, they have pillars, but we can't see we can't see these pillars. Or

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these are the skies are there, but they don't have pillars. Allah raised them without pillars. And when you look, that's what you see. There's no pillars.

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Which one is the most correct?

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Well, the scholars of the additive see the scholars of Tafseer have split about this, even the companions of the process.

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So Abdullah, Abdullah Abbas, he holds the opinion that the heavens or the skies have pillars, but we are unable to see them. They were made invisible for us. That's it not best other

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some other companions among them or facility. And other than for sitting among a tablet, when they say no, these guys have

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no pillars, they have no purpose. So which one is correct? We don't know. We don't really know. But both meanings have enough. Validity, but the point is here.

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If we take the Tafseer of ebonite bursts of the Allahu Allahu Norma and

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there is a there is a symbol there. By the Quran, by the way, in the Quran, there is very powerful symbolic messages. And it's very important to pay attention to them, because they can reveal to us a lot when Allah here talks about the heavens, because now Allah talks about the heavens. Now he's going to talk about the earth, when he talks about the skies in the heavens. And we know, we don't know what the skies are, they are part of the unseen. They're part of the unseen, you don't know what's the first heaven was the second heaven, really what they contain how they look like, we don't know this, we don't have access to that. We don't have access to them. So they are part of the

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unseen world. So if we take the statement of Abbas that actually these guys have pillars, but you don't see them, that shows that the world of the unseen is inaccessible to you through your senses.

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It's inaccessible to you through your senses.

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You can't access the world of the unseen through your senses. So don't try to do this.

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So what Allah is saying here, if this is the corrective seal, in a symbolic way, is that what is in existence are two worlds, and I'm ripe while I'm shahada, there are two worlds, the unseen world ILM will ripe, where Allah Masha had shahada is the perceived world where we can access with our five senses.

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So either will hype wireless shahada, the heavens or the skies are from Harlem, alive, unseen world. So the dynamics of this world are inaccessible to you, through your senses, or through your basic logic, you can't understand how the skies stand

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Why there are pillars that are invisible? How do they look like? Where are they? What are they based? Where are they based? What do they stand on,

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your mind cannot capture this will never arrive at this will never be able to figure this out, because part of this part of the unseen world. So what you deal with the unseen world is that you open up your heart, to the revelation to believe.

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Whatever Allah is monetize, it says, tells us you believe in it. And that's it. That's how you figure it out. If you try to figure it out mathematically, by physics, by chemistry, like there is a, and that's important, I don't like mentioning names, but sometimes you need to point out something, there is a Syrian guy who makes videos and they become very popular in the last five years. He's a physician, I believe. And he makes videos and he says, I have located where paradise is in the, in the in the in the sky.

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And you want to see that I even forgot his name, but it's become very famous. And if you check his videos, like some of his videos got more than a million views. And this person predicts things and it says Ali make calculations from the Quran. And when I somehow now in physics, using some mathematical equations, I figure out when the world is going to win the piano will be when the day of judgment will be and I figured out when this will be, then he takes some things from the Quran, he says, this happened here, this happened there, and he calculates what the jail is, and so on and so forth. So people, you know, like flock into this, why? Because people as we said, people are

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designed to search for the truth. So when someone abuses this need in the human beings, and starts giving false information,

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people will start following that, especially if they market themselves well, people are going to start to follow such people.

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So the world of the unseen, you cannot arrive at it by your basic logic and five senses. So leave it alone, for example, the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. You cannot figure this out with your simple mind. No way. Allah subhanaw taala. For example, in the Hadith reported inside Bukhari, he descends to the nearest heaven, when it's the last part of the night.

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You can't figure this out in your mind. Normally, your mind is designed to help you understand this physical world of the earth.

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That's what you can understand with it. laws of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, that's what you can understand with it. But the world of the unseen, it defies your basic logic.

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And the analogy that I sometimes give is the difference between Newtonian physics and quantum physics, or quantum mechanics, quantum mechanics. They don't conform with basic or Newtonian physics. Because in quantum mechanics, one particle can be in two places at the same time.

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It can be in two places at the same time, it can go through two holes at the same time, and it's an object. That's quantum physics, it defies, you know, the basic logic that we have. So the world of the unseen defies the basic logic that we know. So if you try this is why some some of the Muslim groups they said, Oh Allah, they rejected this hadith and they said, This hadith doesn't mean this, but what it means the Mercy of Allah descends to the nearest heaven and so on and so forth. And they had to start changing the meanings of the verses, or the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, why because they first applied the simple logic to the world of the unseen and try to figure it

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figure it out with this.

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Now there will be stuck, so they have to change the meanings. They have to come up with a new interpretation. In order to solve this kind of discrepancy. We say no, as an Imam Malik Rahim, Allah to Allah said, when he was asked about the listen to what about Allah, rising above the throne? The man said, he came to him and he said,

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Allah rushman Halal LC stowa que Festo,

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the most merciful, that's the verse in Surah BA, a river of Rama man, Most Merciful heroes above the throne how?

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Imam Malik

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Imam Malik put his head down.

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And he thought he paused for a while. And then his face turned red. And he started a level of Rojava he started sweating. Why? Because the man takes so much liberty talking about Allah subhanaw taala

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Imam Malik has this to have him Lilla his origin, it's kind of glorification of Allah. How do you ask about Allah in these ridiculous terms? How do you ask out?

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So he saw this as such a I would say audacious such a rude

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kind of question to ask about Allah subhanaw taala so he said

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and it's the work of Milo

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rising above the throne is known. We know it

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while careful mudhole the how asking the how we don't know is unknown to us. We don't know it. That's part of the unseen world. Well, Eman will be words you believing in it is a word is an obligation was so anyone who's asking about how trying to figure out in your simple mind something about Allah.

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In technical terms in physical terms, he says this is an act of innovation

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in America as requested that this man gets taken away from them, because this man wasn't really asking sincerely. It was a question of defiance. And these were the prophets of salaam says. Because

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not all questions are good. By the way. Sometimes people say yeah, ask questions, or I know some do out of good intention. They say Islam is not afraid of any question. Islam is not afraid of any question. That's true, but not every question should be asked. There are questions that should not be asked. Because questions guide thinking and when you ask the wrong questions, you might arrive somewhere arrive at a wrong conclusion. That's the problem is where the Prophet SAW Selim says in the law, how can you help contain our car? What can ferrata swallow a lot and the last words and aids for you, you know, it tell carrying and the eight he hates for you. Excessive asking or

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questioning, and he hates for you wasting money with squandering of money. So we shouldn't be asking all questions. That's why the companions of the prophets of salaam never ask too many questions, then have asked too many questions. Usually the kuffar the Ask the Prophet SAW Selim, and even one of the one of the companions, he says, couldn't stay in this era rasool Allah He said, Allah we used to feel shy that we asked the Prophet salallahu Salam, so they won't ask so much. Call for Kunta fra Haggadah, Roger luminol. Abadi. And we used to be happy when someone from the desert from the nomads came to the Prophet SAW Salem, because this guy is gonna have no like, hesitation, ask the prophet

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or some strange questions. So he's gonna ask and ask and ask him to ask Alaska and as So, a lot of these people would ask questions we have in our minds, but out of respect for the promise that we will not ask. And ultimately, this isn't only are you already in Amman, lettuce, ello and Usha in tube delicata. So come all you who believe, do not ask about things that when they are revealed to you, that would cause you hardship, or discomfort or even pain. So not every question shouldn't be asked. Not every question shouldn't be asked

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is why they used to be

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a question. And that's, this shows you how ridiculous the mind could actually get. Like, I think some of the atheists would ask a question, Can God

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a creature that he cannot beat?

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Can God can God create some creature that he cannot control?

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It's a contradictory question. And shows you that there are loopholes in the mind. And if it gets there, it could really get in trouble. It could really get in trouble. So excessive questions is not actually good is not actually good. And by the way in from a football perspective, and I see this a lot with questions. Sometimes people ask a question.

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And you can see there is a state of Westwater

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some kind of

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a like obsessive thinking in their questions. What about this? What about this? That what about can I hold the most half when I'm praying? How can I hold the big most How can it be the normal size of almost half? What doesn't have to be a small one? Going don't ask these questions, and it's why the Prophet SAW Selim says, an authentic hadith in the law, her head of llama Shira Falletta caribou, Allah made things haram some things haram Do not come near them. Were hella a Shia

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fella. Tujuh was WA and made some things Helen, so do not exceed them.

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Where Secretary Anusha was Secretary Anisha rahmatan become for lettuce.

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And the law did not speak about certain things. He loved them unspoken about out of His mercy for you do not ask about them.

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Do not ask about that's what another Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim says in namond Sheldon Nassima common elimination the nasty Makaton in de la

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Among the people that Allah hates the most are Julian salah. And she in secret Allahu anhu, a man who asks about something that Allah did not make a judgement about Allah lifted unspoken about

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salah unshaken. sekret Allahu Anhu. For Holy Moly edge, Lemus Allah. So it was made haram because he asked about it.

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So when Allah has left something unspoken about Don't, don't get into it. Don't get into it.

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And it's called an Arabic, Taka. Scholars have a name for this article. Keep asking, you know, questions. What about this small thing? What about that small thing? What about this? What about this? Unless, if it's not mentioned?

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Don't Don't try to you know, dig deeper and try to figure out, you know, oh, is it halal haram, because it comes from obsessive thinking. Anyway, let's get back to

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the verses here. So the world of the unseen, is not is functioning according to dynamics that defy what we know, in our brains, and through our five senses, because our brains basic brains, our basic logic, and our five senses are designed to help us navigate this world, this physical world, but our brain is not qualified to figure out the unseen world, even the soul You are in. So essentially, as human beings, we are souls, we are sold the body, once the soul leaves, the body becomes, you know, just a piece of flesh. That's it, and it will, it will decompose. But the reality the essence of humans is the soul. You don't even know what your soul is. You don't even know how it looks like.

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You don't even know how it smells.

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You don't even know how it feels to touch it. You don't know what color it is, no one knows. And that's your essence you don't know it's part of the unseen is why when

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they asked about the process and raw about the soul waste alone, like

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a real human embryo not be. The soul is from the matters that belong to Allah, Allah has kept the knowledge to himself, one that will determine me luckily, the knowledge you've been given is very little, small, tiny.

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So you cannot figure out what the salt is.

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Allah who led the Alpha SML it really hammered into ona Allah is the one who raised the heavens or the skies, without pillows you can see open up as you see through Mr. halasz. Then he rose above the throne. Again, same thing. That's a reality we take it as it is, the heart knows it recognizes it, but try to figure it out logically, you will go straight.

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You will go straight with this. So we have to take the Quran for what it says we believe in it, and our hearts will find peace with it. Try to work it out mathematically physically. You will get in trouble with Sahara Shem Sowell, Ghana, Sakura, Hashem, sir welcome Kulu Yejide the Edgerly mucem Allah subhanaw taala

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subjugated the A shrimps, the sun and the moon, to add a certain system a certain format that they would follow, they will abide by Kulu Yejide, the Agilent mucem. And they

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sort of fly in space until an appointed time until an appointed time. So

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now this doesn't mean the Sun is the center or the Earth is the center so on and so forth. It doesn't discuss this. But what it says what you have here in space, the sun, the moon, and this also applies to the planets, all of them are running, according to the course set by Allah subhanaw taala until a certain moment in time comes when everything's going to get out of place. And that's the day of judgment. So they follow the Command of Allah subhanaw taala without mistake.

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You the bureau imbroglio for Cyril area Tila Cambodia called Arab become to Allah subhanaw taala runs everything, you the bill Amrita Debir is sort of management, Sodom, so Allah manages and controls everything and he keeps it under control, keeps everything in its right place, functioning as he wants in the Z wills you the bill Umbra and not only the planets and celestial bodies, but everything in your life is managed by Allah subhanaw taala every small incident, there is no mistakes in this universe by the way. There's no mistakes, everything happens according to plan. Everything takes place. So nothing is random. Nothing happens by mistake. Everything is happening as

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planned by Allah subhanaw taala exactly the same time that he set for it. That's how the world goes. So we live in a world which has no mistakes, no flaws in it.

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And most of what we call problems and try

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Bubbles are actually just a matter of perspective, or a matter of perspective, we only have occurrences, we only have conditions, they are neutral, actually, they are good. But you can still see them as neutral now how what's the meaning you add to them,

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that creates your experience. So we are actually drawing our life and our experience of life with what we think in our minds. So what you call sometimes a problem, another person calls it an opportunity, it's exactly the same situation. But they look at it differently. So they give it a different meaning. And this is why we have to keep in mind

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that the world around us or circum, our circumstances are,

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are not finished business, or raw material. Your circumstances, from the time of your, from the time of your conception, you were conceived in your mother's womb,

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till the last minute till the end of time, every minute, every second in your life

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is actually has been happening according to the plan from Allah subhanaw taala. And it's been happening for you. But now how you define it, that's going to give it the final layer,

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the final layer, and then people call things, problems, opportunities,

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good things, bad things, but that's the meaning you add to it, you have added this final layer or the sort of the packaging to it. And then you start reacting to the meaning you gave it

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is that reacting to what you yourself sort of created in your own mind.

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So it's a corrosion so welcome our Kulu huge regional Musa Bill Umrah, your first sale so everything is under control, Allah subhanaw taala has planned and is bringing into existence, everything that is happening, every occurrence, every object, everything is by Allah subhanaw taala you didn't build Umbra you for Cyril. Allah is clarifying.

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And decoding, sort of decoding, and offering you the signs. So everything that is happening is happening, and is serving as a sign is seven is meant is created as a sign. So the reason Allah has created everything in this universe, for us humans, is to guide us to him.

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And if you were on the Day of Judgment, that's what it was gonna happen when people reflect on their life, they're gonna see everything that happened in their lives, was actually pushing them or sort of nudging them towards Allah subhanaw taala.

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But we were giving these occurrences the wrong meaning.

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The calamity, or the trauma that you went through, you might say, Oh, why is the world against me?

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Well, you know, why are things you know, falling apart? When I get involved in this? Why did I have this kind of childhood? Why did I have to go to this school and experience what I have experienced in my life? Why is this? Why is that and you see a negative light. But on the Day of Judgment, when you look at everything in your life, every human being that crossways with you in this life, you'd actually start to see them for what they are signs pointing you and pushing you towards Allah. But when you give the wrong interpretation, you force actually a wrong interpretation. You're going to lose your way,

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you will lose your way. And this is why we actually have to listen.

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We have to sometimes withdraw our judgments, and the meanings that we force and things and we take the back seat and start trying to see things for they really are.

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There's a conversation taking place in your life, everything is whispering in your heart,

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giving you information about Allah or God or about the way that leads you to Allah. But because you're too busy, you know, managing things and creating things and putting things in place. You don't get to hear that whisper. But on the day of judgment, all that facade, all this noise that's on the surface will be canceled, then you will start to see everything forward. It really is just pointing you to Allah. So you're the bureau umbra. Allah manages everything and runs everything. You've assembled ideas, and designs that point you to Allah, Allah is making them clear and he's opening them up bringing them unfold in front of you. He's breaking them down for you. In minut

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details, Lacombe become too clear on all of this. So that or perhaps you would

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reach a state of certainty about your meeting with Allah.

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So all of this that Allah has done, he created the heavens without Pinots or with pillars that you're unable to see. And he rose above the throne. Then he created the sun on the moon and he set them in their own course to an appointed time and he

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ones manages everything in this huge gigantic universe, which were just like a speck in it.

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And Allah runs everything in this universe. And through this he shows you signs repeatedly, day in and day out. All of this is done with the hopes that you would come to a state of certainty about meeting your Lord and returning to him. Look America become.

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So everything in the universe why was he created to bring you to Allah point you to Allah, everything, even the most distant planets and stars and and celestial bodies of them were designed somehow you might not figure out how they point you to Allah.

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But they are putting you to Allah everything in existence is actually acting to help you. Here's what I lost my brother says

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on. I think of the Jimmy and Minho

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who will be Hello caller co Matheson, it won't happen all day. Jimmy I mean, He created everything in the heavens and the earth for you. For you, too, everything is created for us. And Allah made us the center of this creative universe. So it serves, it serves us

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that Allah subhanaw taala points to the science in in the earth and on the earth. Well who will lead the middle of our geography hell awasi One Heartland he is the one who spread the earth and stretched it out for you. And he placed in it mountains and rivers, Wyoming Coulee Thermalright RT Jaffe has Janie's Nene Yoshi Leyland now. And from all the fruits that he created here, he made pairs. And here's what you'll find male and female, in almost every creature that humans know, even when

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at some stage, I believe, I think in biology, they believed that some kind of bacteria some kind of organisms were had no gender, and no gender. But later on, they actually they figured out that it's not, it's not without gender is basically it has double both genders together, it's male and female at the same time. So Allah subhanaw taala is seeing from every fruits that he created, He made them purse, he made them in pairs.

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Yoshi Leyland, the heart, Allah causes the night to overcome the day. So that's the alternation of the night and the day, how they alternate in Nephi, that he can call me at difficult on Indeed, in these, there are signs for people who think and reflect,

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people will think and reflect his thinking and reflecting, it puts you put you in a neutral position where humans are guided, and our thoughts and our perception are dominated or are controlled by our beliefs. By our beliefs, we don't realize how much our beliefs control our perception, if you believe something, you know, that's going to control what your eyes will catch, your eyes will see.

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So if you're, for example, if you're in a social kind of gathering, and someone says to you, you know, there is a dangerous guy in this place, and he has a gun. And he's bent on killing someone today.

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Now, I bet if you're there, you're going to watch people's hands how they move, and someone puts their hand somewhere in their belt on their, in their pocket, you're gonna might even attack them or run away, right.

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But other people are gonna see the same thing, but they don't have the same reaction. Why? Because you have a belief, now you have a conviction, someone is out there to kill somebody in this place, and they have a gun.

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So you're going to catch hand movements that resemble someone who's pullets trying to pull a gun and shoot someone. So your eyes will start searching for these kinds of signs. And then once you see someone resembling something like that, you're going to judge them, you're going to interpret the situation, as this past person has actually is getting ready to shoot someone. So you will act on this, although someone else who doesn't have this piece of information, which might even be false.

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It doesn't have this piece of information, they're gonna see the same movement, and they won't have the same interpretation. So our beliefs control how we think and how we see and how we perceive. So when people think people use reflection, they sort of detach from their beliefs, their preconditioning their pre judgment prejudgment and they open up to more of a neutral kind of approach to things. So let me see what this situation is telling me. I'm not going to judge it. I'm just going to open up to it and see

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But it's trying to tell me

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so and that's the first step. difficult.

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Difficult is the first step. Difficult means I detach from my prejudgment. I open up and I decide to be neutral as neutral as possible. And I'm not going to judge someone, I'm not going to judge a situation. I'm not going to judge for example, people who read the Quran, the reason people read the Quran by the way, sometimes yes, the Quran is guidance, Allah Subhan Allah says in the Quran, when Allah is zero when Al Quran Hema who was she found? What Rama meaning and we sent from the Quran verses that have she felt healing? What a mercy for the believers. What are you see the body mean?

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But it increases the wrongdoers in loss. So when someone reads the Quran with pre judgments, wrong notions about the Quran, they're not going to see the truth.

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They're gonna see falsehood in it, they will start picking the wrong things, they start saying oh, the Quran tells you to kill people. Although the Quran doesn't say that, but they're gonna this is how they're going to see it

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is how they're going to see because of their prejudgment. But when someone decides, no, I'm going to look at the Quran without prejudgment. I'm going to make the foot call and open up my mind, I'll be neutral, I'm going to let the Quran speak to me and tell me about itself without me judging it. That's when actually people start to benefit from the Quran. Because when they do this, you have the heart. And the search natural default state of searching for the truth is working. So when people treat the Quran with no preconceived judgments, and they start reading it with neutrality, it will resonate with the heart. And that's when tobacco happens. So the first call opens up the way it

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clears the arena. It makes it clear and pure.

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So when you reflect, and you read,

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anything that resonates with the heart is going to make that call which is going to awaken the fistula within us.

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And that's how people get guided.

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So Allah subhanaw taala, saying, you know, all these signs and all these, this creation,

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that you see, there are signs for people who reflect who approached this universe will not saying okay, there's no God and the let's figure out the world. No, let me look at this world. Let it tell me about itself, about its origins about its source, where did it come from and so on and so forth, is why if people approach it with neutrality, and an open mind,

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they will actually start to see the truth for what it really is. Then Allah Subhan Allah says within our blue paper on Moto Jaya, we're not we're not to meet him was around when he'd seen one where he was in one and on earth, you will find pieces of land next to each other

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you're going to find different types of soil

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guitar motor job, they're a decent one by the other, which are natural and you will find gardens mean Erina from grapes, great trees was different types of vegetation and greenery. When a heel and palms sin one on one or your sin one some of them grow in groups together some of them grow individually.

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Some of them grow as groups some of them grow individually.

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So that means different types and different colors and different shapes. You Sgarbi mountain wide and it's fed with one type of water, same water same water falls down on the same sand or the same soil and it brings about different vegetation, different colors different tastes

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you score the man in white one a little bit about him feel awkward and we favor certain vegetation certain fruits over others in terms of taste in terms of

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nutrient nutritional value in terms of

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size and different types of you know differentiation different so Allah wanted to make some fruit or some crops are some produce better than others. So they're different degrees and different levels and different types. In nephew daddy Kela Yachty Nicole minyak Iran and all of this there are signs for people who yak they don't have sound minds. sound mind so imagine Allah started with what yet karoun This open mindedness, reflection neutrality. Then when you arrived when you sort of establish yourself there and start to reflect more on the creation of Allah subhanaw taala.

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That's going to make you develop a sound mind and sound thinking. Because all of this cannot be just random can not be by chance cannot be just meaningless.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala says about after afterwards after all of these signs and Allah so Allah is saying all of this creation is pointing you towards Allah is pointing you towards the truth about your life. It is so clear, it's such a clear statement. If you open your mind and you you approach it with neutrality without preconceived notions in Allah Subhan Allah says addresses the prophets of salaam were in a job for algebra in Kowloon, either Hakuna to Robin in the faithful kanji deed. And if you really want to wonder,

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you should wonder

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about the understatement when they say

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when we decompose and become like soil again,

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are we going to be created again? Salah Thank you seeing all this creation, you know, the cycle of creation happening over and over again in front of your own eyes. You can see it happening and then you start questioning whether you guys after you die, you will be brought back to life again will be brought together again. So the ulcers rather than saying how ridiculous this is, it's happening in front of your eyes day in and day out.

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So Allah Samantha is pointing to the

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absurdity of their thought process. Integer vaginal Coloma either called natural Robin in alcohol conjugate. Willa can Latina Kapha rubella be him? Those are the ones who have disbelieved in the Lord.

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What would I have allowed up to him and it is those who will have the chains around their necks on the Day of Judgment. What would it cause habanero via Caledon and those are the people and those are the dwellers of the Hellfire, and they will reside there or dwell there for ever for eternity. Now, so Allah subhanaw taala is starts with the revelation, the science from Revelation, the Quran, the book, and we said, Allah mentioned it is the truth, it is what every human being is searching for. But if people open their minds and their hearts they would see it.

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Well, then Allah subhana, Allah mentions, the signs in the creation, so the signs and the revelation and the signs in the creation, then when these people respond to all of these signs, this powerful context of signs, they respond with such a ridiculous, naive question.

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After we decompose and turn into dirt, are we going to be reserved? Are we going to be put back put together again?

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So Allah subhanaw taala is saying this is not an innocent question.

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This is a question of defiance. This is a question of arrogance. This is a question of rejection of the truth on they have seen it and they have come to recognize it. So Allah Subhana Allah says, People who choose that path in life, they will end up

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they are the ones who disbelieved in their Lord. So they will end up with chains around their necks, and they will dwell in the hellfire and the Hellfire forever.

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So Allah is one that has given a context. And this is one page by the way, what have we gone through.

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And the last one on this page summarizes what this whole creation story is about what our life is all about. Here are signs and revelations, so clear signs in the creation. And if you just open up your minds and your hearts, you're going to see the truth for what it is you can't miss it. And then those who reject it, they have opted for this kind of end. They have opted for this kind of end, which is dwelling and the Hellfire for everyone, then Allah subhanaw taala is gonna start another argument with the people who disbelieve so this whole surah is actually about believing in Allah. And it's a very profound and powerful Surah So I mentioned a lot of the signs of the, in the

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creation of Allah subhanaw taala and it links them to believe in Allah subhanaw taala for me in the Quran, really. Solterra is probably one of the most favorite if not the most favorite. Somehow it's the verses are so powerful, and they they hit deep in the hearts upon Allah. So that's it for Sharla for today in terms of Tafseer will take a couple or a few questions if there are any questions.

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Questions, they don't have to be about Solitaire, right? They can be about anything else.

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We discussed earlier

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that people find themselves in

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and out of treating people differently.

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What type of

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what type of obligation is better than on the Muslim

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do their best obviously to whatever

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individuals to

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now that person might enter into a different level of comfort. Yeah.

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Yeah, this is a good question. There are different types of, of Cofer analysts gonna deal with each category or type differently. What is the obligation of the Muslims to actually?

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I would say convey the message, right?

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It's it's definitely the responsibility of the Muslims to convey Islam, for what it really is. And the I think the trap we happen to fall into is, we think about Dawa, or conveying the message mainly as preaching.

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And there's an there's something that humans don't like, don't like preaching.

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Humans don't like preaching, I preach all the time about healthy eating, and people don't like to hear it, I really feel it doesn't work. So all you need to do is hold on to healthy food, and people will just be inspired.

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People who really care will be inspired, and in like, it could get bigger and bigger. So the problem is that we have fallen into so much preaching so much preaching, and oftentimes the preaching contradicts, you know, our our life or our daily life. So we'll find a Muslim talking about honesty, truthfulness, a unity, loyalty, and so on and so forth. And that the these the, I would say, the easiest test, or the most simple of tests that they face, you're gonna go against all these principles that they teaching, you find this a common occurrence. That's the problem. So the responsibility of the Muslims is really to live Islam, from the heart is really, really to live

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Islam because we make this leap, We jump, we jump over the step of embracing Islam and truly living it. And we start we want to preach it. When this is actually shouldn't be the our last step, maybe we take it as the first one. And this makes us come across as inauthentic and untruthful, oftentimes, and preachy and sleazy, that's the word they use very sleazy, like more of a salesperson trying to push people and bully them into buying a product. Sometimes on somebody actually, oftentimes, you find someone who's talking about Islam, they come across in that sense, and people don't want to hear it.

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and people believe what they see more than they believe what they hear. And this is why, you know, videos are very powerful. Because even if they are acting, they still you know, send the message home, you still get the point like you watch movies, but movies are creating, you know, they're acting they're not real but they're actually they're building beliefs and convictions in your mind. So even though you know they're they're not real but you still swallow them and take them as they say they say your subconscious mind believes them to be true

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beliefs to be true so that's the issue so we Muslims the responsibility of the Muslims is truly to live Islam

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it's not necessarily coming on Muslim to learn how to articulate Islam it's not necessarily not It's not not obligation on every Muslim because the first obligation yeah you are Latina am and rally come full circle. liable recommendable ly that date on the first obligation is to save yourself is to save yourself, save yourself by believing in Allah practicing Islam. Once you do this, naturally, you will, you will cascade into a higher level, which is

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the conveyance of the message. And then when this comes naturally, you will easily learn how to articulate Islam and so on and so forth. But when we jump straight, and we try to make this leap, and we leave, we skip one the most important, the most basic and important step, which is to really embrace Islam personally, and live it and

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and materialize it in our personal life.

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Second step is going to look really fake. That's the issue. So but people and based on the level of one's adherence to Islam, the level of obligation to learn how to convey the message and how to articulate it grows, the obligation grows. So there's no one ruling fits all, saying an average Muslim, very average Muslim, who's just struggling to live Islam. I can't say it's obligatory upon you to learn how to articulate Islam.

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And there are people who are given the gift of speaking or guys who are not given the gift of speaking, the level of obligation is not the same. Some people are able to learn the more intellectual and some people are more,

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you know, towards, like skills, physical skills, so you can't make the obligation same for both. Yeah, but first and foremost, it's living Islam truly being being a real Muslim.

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Just for the sake of it

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is that St. Joe sends a very strong message and we really if Muslims believe it, like live up to that level, we don't need to do so much preaching or Dawa. Yeah.

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Which topic?

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The reflections on the Quran? Really? Like, um, this is this. This is my weakness. I don't know, I don't really read in English Islamic stuff written in English. So I'm not aware of the books that are available in English. I don't know. I really don't know.

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This is Scheffer. Satis tafsir.

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And this is

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what will be in Viola Quran, the Quran Shanti. This is a linguistic approach to the Quran, but it uses the Quran it explains versus by other versus.

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Asking questions.

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Yes. So how do we approach young kids school?

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Don't want to answer.

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Yeah. Kids, kids do ask questions. And it's very important to know how to handle their questions. Some of their questions come from genuine.

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curiosity, they really want to know.

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And some of their questions are just some mere parroting something they heard somewhere. And they're just repeating it. So first, you need to recognize being connected with a child, knowing their thought process, you can sort of sift away the questions that are parroted that they heard in school or from someone they played with, because these are not genuine questions, and they don't really need one to know. But if they have genuine questions, the most important thing is keep your composure.

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We live, we live within a judgmental culture. We have to face this our Muslim, our culture in Muslim countries is quite judgmental. There's a lot of sense of shame. So if your child comes and says, for example, you asked,

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for example, like he might ask.

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A very simple, I would say innocent question, let's say, at night does Allah sleep.

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Most parents reaction, if they are traditional of their cultural is that they will panic. And they will feel for the child that is shaytaan is messing up with this child

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literally happens a lot. So the the moment the parent panics, the child is going to see this is going to register with them.

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And that would be a very bad, like beginning towards Islamic education, the child is gonna see the panic and see the tension. And he will learn that it's inappropriate to ask such questions. And the kid does not know, you know, what's a good question? What's a bad question? Whatever question crosses their mind is just gonna verbalize it. So the most important thing is to keep composure. If the child asks a question, first and foremost, before you do anything, you have to convince yourself, it's actually there in like, it's not forcing yourself to be convinced. But if you search for it in your mind, you're gonna see that the child is asking is a child is coming from a good

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Actually, that's very interesting. In one class.

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Someone raised the point I was teaching a class and someone raised a point. He said,

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like my child asked this question.

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And it was something about Allah subhanaw taala. And he said, these, these kids are hearing so many crazy stuff in the school, and they ask them questions, and they teach them disbelief, and so on and so forth. I said, How do you know the child was asked was, like, got to hear about this question from school. He said, Because it's schools and so on. I said, How did the child ask you the question he said, he asked the question, something like this, like this? Is Allah living alone or something like that? Or where is Allah? Where is Allah? Or why doesn't he allow us to see him? Something like this? So he said, these children, I don't know, like, these children are crazy. And he's saying,

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like video games and things, they're messing up the brains of the child. I said, this kind of attitude

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is going to get your child exactly where you fear him to be.

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Because when you see your panic, you can't even answer them about Allah subhanaw taala.

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You're basically basically sending a strong message that I don't know even about Allah, and I'm not comfortable talking about Allah. So basically, the answer was

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the child, the fact that child is asking about Allah that shows that the child is actually concerned about Allah, He wants to know about Allah. That's a very good sign.

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That's a very good

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If the child is asking about Allah subhanaw taala that's a very good sign that the child is actually there fitrah is active and it wants to know about Allah.

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So we have to what we call a call this an Arabic

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something can be split, one thing can be split into two things.

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You say Yakubu in V CAC in Arabic. Sometimes we get a complex issue and we treat it as one. When you break it down, you start to treat each component separately. There's no problem. There's no problem, but it's only when we take it as one lump sum. And we try to deal with it at once. That's when things get complicated. So when a child asks a question like this, about Allah seems to be inappropriate question, don't judge the child, this is inappropriate, I don't know where they're getting this from their mind is messed up, and so on and so forth. Now stop that process. First. See, the good thing is that this child really wants to know about Allah, that's a very good sign.

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That's really a good sign, a sign that the fitrah is working, and the child is having feelings that he wants to know about Allah. Good. That's a very good start. So we agree here. Let's move on to the next thing. Okay, why do you ask about Allah

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engage with that that route, the fitrah is there and wants to know about Allah engage with it? Maybe the mind of the child went off? Like, where does Allah sleep? We know this is where the mind when the mind went wrong, not the heart of heart. There's a fitrah it wants to ask about Allah. But the mind interpreted this as and put it in a sense of what is Allah sleep? Well, how does he sleep? So that's wrong, that's where the mind went wrong. So we don't have to fix it. What you do just blend with the good seed, which is the Fatah wants to know about Allah and ask the child, why do you want to know about Allah,

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you will be surprised that the child is actually going to tell you something because they're going to do something beautiful, is going to be unique with every child, like I want to know

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where he is, where he does, and so on. So engage with engage with that. See, that's great to know about Allah, let me tell you something about Allah. Not Allah created us.

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From Adam, Allah Subhan, Allah Allah, there's nothing that can compete with Allah. Allah is the most omnipotent, the most powerful. He created this universe, He created us, He cares for us. So you start teaching the child, and you feed that curiosity with the right, the right information. If you do this, you will find the child will stop asking weird questions, because you're already feeding. And that's another that takes me to another problem with children, people. Sometimes they see the child playing at a time, you know, Allah is this and Allah is that, and Allah is above and Allah Azza. When you force this kind of information, when the child is not receptive, you're going to

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create a reaction, negative reaction. So when the child comes in, ask a question. That's a golden opportunity that Fedora is working in and wants to know about Allah, start to see where it is what he's trying to know. And when you find the mind when somewhere wrong, don't fight back, ignore it, and give an alternative that could feed that curiosity. And then you will, you'll find, actually, the child starts to develop this kind of love for Allah, which is already there, but develops, it grows. And the child will start asking more. I remember my, my, my my son when he was

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a show you sometimes the mind uses the wrong words or the conception, but this helps Subhanallah it shows that Footlights still working?

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He said, I want you to buy me a car toy. I said, Okay, I will. When I get the money, I will do this. He says you don't have the money. I said, I don't have it at the moment. He says Why didn't you ask your friend? I said it was my friend. He says the one above. Honestly, he was about three to four years old. I said, How did you know about this? His Alma, he's your friend.

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Like, he gives you what you want. And I thought his mother was teaching him so I said, Okay, so when? What's his name? He says, I don't know. He's your friend. I don't know who he is.

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I said, Okay, who told you about him? He said, no one is your friend. How do you know he's my friend? I just know. He has no language to describe it as his fitrah. He knows it. And he knows that if you ask him, he's gonna give it to you see, but he used the childish language, childish language. And then later on that grew with him that grew with him. Now if you ask him, I never told any of my children or ask them the question. Where is Allah? I don't know. Some people force this on their kids and their kids.

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Start to parrot it.

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Like any of the kids who have not been taught this, ask them about Allah subhanaw taala. They know, they know he's above, they just know, they know. And they know he's there. And he knows, they know, he sees everything. And he knows everything. Without teaching them. I don't remember teaching my kids telling them ever, that, Oh, Allah watches you and you do this, when you do that, or Allah hears you. I never told them. But I get a lot of communication from them that they know it. They know it.

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Even with prayer, I don't remember telling any of my children to pray. But they just find themselves, they just find themselves drawn to prey naturally. So this is why with children, we have to see these moments when the fitrah is working, and use these moments capitalize on them. That's the time to teach. But sometimes people want to think learning is okay, they have an empty brain fill it up. That's not how children learn. You need to see when the seed is trying to grow, open up the way for it.

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So with weird questions with things like that, don't children, they have sutra. So when the questions are parroted and borrowed from somewhere else, they're not genuine questions. They don't really want to know, most of the time. If there are genuine questions is just the mind went wrong, but the seed is good. So connect to that seed and try to give it a good direction. Does this answer the question? Mark? I find this to be practical, very practical. Yeah.

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Okay, I think it's time for way, way beyond Okay, Inshallah, you can pre show up. Tomorrow, they won't be okay. So today, before Maghreb, there's no class because I'll be somewhere else. And tomorrow Fajr there won't be a class as well. So

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Tomorrow is Monday morning, they won't be halacha but inshallah Tuesday Fajr. They will be deficient. They will be

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Yeah, the Halacha. This halacha is going to be every

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

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Okay, I'll let you know on Tuesday.

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I don't want to trap myself