The Delusional Power of Ignorance

Moutasem al-Hameedy

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All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him. We seek his aid, and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion but the Almighty Allah alone. And I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom is His servant, and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of surrender as Muslims, all mankind, be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person. And from him he

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created his wife. And from them both, he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights, and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all water over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are the Divine Words of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters. For all the newly invented matters in religion, are

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considered to be heretical innovation and Bidda. And every bidder is misguidance.

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A couple of weeks ago, we closed with a verse

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and noble verse from the Quran, where Allah, the Almighty says, well, a top performer Elisa can be here in

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in somehow well bussola waited for the cooloola Karna and homeless Gula.

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And do not pursue that which you have no knowledge about. Meaning don't act

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in a situation

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where you don't have enough knowledge.

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You don't engage in a matter in a proactive manner when you don't have knowledge, indeed,

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your sight, your hearing, and your comprehension.

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These are assets that you will be questioned about how did you use them? How did you employ them?

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And the danger about ignorance.

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The serious danger of ignorance is not only

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The lack of knowledge of the matters, we don't know.

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But the biggest predicament with knowledge is that the person who is ignorant does not know that he does not know.

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The ignorant person is blind to the fact that they don't know what that means. They assume they know. And that's the most dangerous and the most vulnerable position a human being could ever put their position in. And a reflection on the Quran would show a lot of these examples where people who don't know and because they don't know they assume they have the knowledge.

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They are under the impression that with good intention, and with whatever they know, we they assume that they can handle the affairs and that's when they bring about more harm than they seek to remove.

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Allah Subhan Allah Allah tells us the story of Bani Israel in

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how they were enslaved by the Pharaoh.

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They were subjugated, he used them and labor he abused them.

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And he took advantage of their vulnerability. And Allah subhanaw taala sent Musa alayhis salam with his brother Harun Allah His salaam to free them from the Pharaoh rescue Bani Israel from the Pharaoh. And many of the people have been a salam ala of the although they were oppressed, they were serving the Pharaoh and his false cause, willingly. Among those were the magician's

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who were helping the false cause of the pharaoh they worked for him willingly for the sake of social status, for the sake of more profit, and thus they betrayed themselves and their people. But eventually, Allah subhanaw taala guided them. But even when Allah saved when he is ill at the hand of Musa alayhis salam. And when they reached, as we know, in the famous incident, they reached the sea and they had no escape. And the first Pharaoh and his troops caught up on them.

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Acting from what they think they know they thought that they were giving Musa alayhis salam,

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actual and practical advice that is based on facts on the ground, they said in mahmudullah Cone they said to Musa that said, that's the end of the story. And in another verse, Allah mentions that they told Musa alayhis salam at that time ba Lu de Nam in cobbly and Tiana women that the magic Katana we were harmed, we were oppressed before you were sent to us and after you were sent to us again these people thought that they were speaking from knowledge they thought they had a good assessment of the situation.

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But they were ignorant and they were acting and speaking from ignorance but they didn't know and that's the problem we said with ignorance that the biggest thing an acronym and negative and ignorant person is not aware of is their own ignorance and their own vulnerability

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so Musala you said um tells them

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while Odeon amicably and Tatiana remember the magic aterna Bala Isola Bukoba you Holika I do welcome Oh yes, definitely for come fill for Jambo la que Fattah Milan. Musa alayhis salam said, Perhaps Allah is going to destroy this enemy, it seems to you like a dead end a helpless situation. Perhaps Allah will save you by destroying your enemy and giving you not only saving you, but giving you power and dominance. And then Allah would test you because the real test that reveals the heart of the person is when the person is given power, because many people are patient in the face of hardship calamity and oppression. But when they are given power,

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they become corrupted.

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And even those who are oppressed, you will find areas in their life where they have power.

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So check these areas in their life, a lot of the people who claim victimhood and oppression and that they need help and support and that they are on the right. If you reflect on the areas in their life, where they have a say

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oftentimes that you will find that they are themselves oppressors. When they are able to. They are when they are want to be oppressors. And if they were given the the power, and the opportunity there would abuse the power. This is why victimhood is not innocent.

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And an oppressed person is not necessarily an innocent person.

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They could

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Be an innocent person and they could be not.

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Then after Allah subhanaw taala saved them Musa alayhis salam had an appointment to meet Allah subhanaw taala and receive the revelation the tablets.

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And he left her own Alayhis Salam in charge of Bani Israel. What did they do in the absence of Musa because they had stolen the gold from the Egyptians? The jewelry of the Egyptians that they could lay hands on, as they were

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fleeing from Egypt.

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Somebody made them a cough, made of gold.

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And they started worshipping it.

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Do you think that they were stupid?

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No, they thought they were doing something good. But they were ignorant.

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You think they didn't know the truth? They knew the truth but they thought they knew better than you did the truth because heroin spoke to them.

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Heroin spoke to them and warn them and he said this is not your Lord.

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But they said we will do what we do you stay silent. We will wait until Musa comes we will worship Bella number Halle, he asked if you know Hatha Yoga ina Musa, we will worship this scarf. until Musa comes back you don't talk?

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Yeah, these people thought that they were doing good. They thought their assumptions made sense. They were under that impression.

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And then eventually when they reached the sacred land, and Allah told them to venture into the say, into the sacred land, the blessed land. And Allah promised that if you break into it, if you marched forward even though you are outnumbered, victory is yours. Or the Holo Allah you him only bad for either the hell to move in the bone.

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Break through the main gate, and if you do this, Allah will give you victory. What did they say?

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They said, Oh Musa, we are outnumbered. These people are stronger than us. He said, But Allah commands you. They thought they were more realistic than Musa alayhis salam? Yes. They thought that they were intelligent. And in their minds, it made sense to them more than the command of Musa alayhis salam.

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It's easy for us as we engage in this history to see the lesson clearly but at the time, it was not as clear unless you had faith, unless you had trust in Allah, that whatever Allah commands whatever comes from Allah, even when it doesn't make sense to your mind, you still trust Allah subhanaw taala more than your mind because your mind could potentially go wrong. Actually, most of the time our minds go wrong. Our sense doesn't make sense. Oftentimes humans because we limited.

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Fallujah Musa in the Hola, Madame if you have a job and a lot of Boca Tila in Wanaka, don't. They said we are not going to enter this as long as we're not going to enter the city as long as these people are in it, if you wish, if you want to take this uncalculated risk, if you want to do something that doesn't make sense, that's what they were saying.

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Go with your Lord and fight. We're gonna sit here and wait.

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These people thought that they were doing well. They thought they were rational. They thought they were realistic. But the fact was that they were ignorant.

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Another story

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Allah told, No hella, he Salam instructed him after 950 years to start building the ark.

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This massive ship

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and Noah was not living near the sea. So he started building the ark. And Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah, you owe me he is a human. Every time a group from among these people walk by him, they mock Him, they might make fun of him.

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They thought he was out of his mind building an arc in the middle of nowhere. What are you going to do with this? The same thing, ignorant people who thought they knew

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ignorant people who thought they had the full picture, and thus they were so confident of their opinion of their stance and the voice that so strongly when we read about it now, 1000s of years later, it makes sense to us. But a lot of the things that we go through today in our personal life

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In our social life, and in the challenges that face us as an unmapped as a Muslim Ummah,

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similar situations faces and we make the wrong decisions. We make the wrong assumptions. We don't listen to what Allah says. We don't listen to what the Prophet SAW Allah when he was salam says, In fact most of us, most of us are not even aware how many of us invest in the Quran to learn it.

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If you ask yourself one question, how much time do I invest in learning the Quran every day? How much?

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Do I spend more time

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in leisure activities

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than I spend on the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam learning my Deen?

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That's the question that we should ask ourselves.

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Because when there is nothing that we face, except that the Quran has the solution for it, Imam Shafi Allahu Anhu when he returned to Mecca

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as an accomplished scholar, he said to the people in the helm, he said, ask me any question you have, and I will give you the answer from the Quran.

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That's what a scholar does. That's who someone that's what someone who understands the Quran and truly invests in the Quran and trusts the word of Allah, so he invests in it. This is his attitude. Ask me any question you have, and I will get you the answer from the Quran. But a lot of us because we have not invested in the Quran

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we're not interested in the Quran.

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With problems that face us, at the individual level, at the family level,

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at the level of our Ummah, what do we do?

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We turn to human made solutions that are mainly made by people who don't believe in Allah.

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People who don't care for the actual people who don't believe in it. People who believe that there is only one life and that's it here in this world. People who don't believe in the absolute morality that comes with divine guidance. For them, it's all about pragmatism. And the end justifies the means. We look up to them, because they seem to be more advanced. They seem to be more affluent. They seem to be more influential. We look up to them for the answers. And meanwhile, meanwhile, we turn our backs to Allah and his messenger salAllahu alayhi wa salam. And our attitude reflects a conviction that the Quran doesn't solve our problems, that the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam doesn't have what it takes to face modern problems.

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Could this be could this possibly be the attitude of someone who believes in Allah

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then we feel comfortable looking at previous nations and the stories in the Quran and condemn them for the bad choices that they made. While we are guilty of the same thing. And I'm not here to beat ourselves up.

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But we need to shake each other, to wake up

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to wake up.

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Because if you will read the history of the Muslim ummah, and specifically, I want to emphasize the last 300 years of the history of the Muslim ummah, you will find that what is happening today at the individual level, at the family level, and the social level, and at the level of our Ummah, in general has been happening for 300 years, the same story repeats itself almost verbatim.

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And we still apply the same solutions,

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exactly the same solutions that we have borrowed from people who don't believe in Allah, and people who had some success as an anomaly.

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And we resort to their example, to their solutions.

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And things and matches get worse in our Oma.

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Then, a decade or two passed by we forget that experience. We go ahead to repeat it again. And again, and again. And again and again and again and again.

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And every time we go on a hype,

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and we are enthusiastic, and we think with some kind of impulse, and some kind of intensity of our feelings, that somehow we can break the rules that Allah placed in this universe to govern

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how life works. We think with some passion, we can alter the rules that run the universe that Allah installed in this in his creation.

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And we're not learning from the same mistakes.

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And we don't, don't we don't have to go into details. We don't have to go into details.

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We just have to look into the Quran.

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We just have to celebrate it. We just have to appreciate it. And most of us when we do it today, and again, bear with me and forgive me if I'm a little bit harsh here.

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The maximum most of us go with the Quran is to try to memorize it to earn the word half of so people can look up to us and respect us. That's it.

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That's it.

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The Quran is light. The Quran is guidance. The Quran is the word of Allah who knew everything.

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Allah knew what was going to happen. Allah always knew always, ever knew the circumstances we're going through today. The circumstances our Amal will go through 100 years from now 500 years from now, until the day of judgment, and afterwards, Allah always knew everything. And when he sent us guidance,

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he put the seeds of the solutions to our problems in his revelation.

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But when we brush over the Quran, when all of our approach to the Quran is about winging that kind of engagement with the Quran, we don't see much we touch on the surface of the Quran, we are unable to tap into the wisdom because if you don't truly trust Allah, if you don't truly believe that Allah has given you something of great value of ultimate value, and you look up to non Muslims, human beings just like you.

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And you think that their

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thoughts and their means, and their view of the world is superior.

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You're not going to invest in the Quran, you're not going to tap into its full potential.

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And thus you would live with the impression that our solutions don't have answers in the Quran.

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And then what exacerbates this is some people who are usually again the main folk among those who practice Islam they practice Islam with a lot of ignorance and a lot of superficial approach to Islam.

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And a lot of show rather than a lot of substance, and these people also give exacerbate the situation by giving the wrong example.

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But our example is always the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam and his companions of the Allahu Anhu Akula COVID He had our stuffed feral no Holly Welcome, Mr. Phil.

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I want to close with two verses

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that demonstrate the point

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that we just talked about.

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Before he draw in the life of the prophet saw Selim before migration to Medina, and shortly afterwards, before the Battle of better, it was about 16 months there were companions approaching Muslims approaching the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying to him yeah Allah so Allah Allah Allah menorah, the Niger Delta V de Nina, think all messenger of Allah why do we accept to be at the lower end? At the oppressed end when Allah has given us dignity with Islam?

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Let's fight.

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Our personal dignity and passion and our honor as human beings tells us to push back and fight.

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Right the passion.

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Then Allah reveals that when this passion and this courage doesn't come from the right place, when the real moment when the real moment comes,

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these people will not be able to muster their courage. Because when Allah makes a command for courage, it should come from the heart from devotion from obedience to Allah. So Allah says about them and Salatin in Surah Nisa,

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those to whom we said go for idea come hold back your hands and your your strength, your physical strength, or our team was salata what Zakah established the prayer and praise occur, or purify yourselves, do Teskey within yourselves, right that's what we hear. Some people say, it's not time for all of this work, it's time to for the real work right?

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But the prophets are seldom said to those people I have not been commanded yet.

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them or morbido I have not been commanded yet. And as a believer, you are who are the ambit of Allah, you do only what Allah commands you.

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Then Allah says, then when fighting became an obligation upon those people, what was the response? They said,

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Oh, Allah, why did you write fightin upon us now.

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Give us more time, push it a little later defer it later.

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So we have a little more time.

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Passion, if it's not guided by the revelation of Allah and Allah in obedience to Allah subhanaw taala it becomes a matter of self desire.

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And the desire of the self goes according to where your own interests and benefits are. And that's that follows your judgment, your assessment of a situation so it's not necessarily sincere

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the other example is

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sometimes among the Muslims, some people would hear something about a threat or a danger and imminent danger that was coming about to the Muslims and they would spread this among the Muslims and this panic chaos would ensue among the Muslims and Allah says about these people what either middle middle m&e, I will hope you are that will be well I want to do who either Rasul Allah Allah will Emery Muhammad Ali Muhammad Allah de and is them be alone at home in home. And among those people, a majority of them were hypocrites, but some of the naive Muslims fell into this. When a news about the safety the public safety of the Muslims comes about they spread it, they air it, they

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think they're doing something good raising awareness, getting people ready.

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And Allah says, had they referred these issues or entrusted these issues to the messenger, salAllahu alayhi wasallam, or to those who are in charge, then the people who are able to delve into the depth of the matter and find out its reality and let the stem be alone a woman no.

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The only Malady and I assumed they would have been able to assess the situation better. So these people were spreading news, they were acting on their own initiative. But they were what

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they acted out of ignorance. And they thought they know, they thought that they knew what was good. Whereas Allah Subhana Allah says, being passionate, just having good intention is not enough. The situations we face as an ummah, by the way, and as individuals are so complex, and many of us are approaching them with very simplistic approaches, naive approaches that exacerbate our situations and make them worse. And if you were to speak to those people, they think you are

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whatever they have names to call you. They have a slew of names to call you and they are very good at name calling. And the problem is, you know that these people don't understand much about Islam.

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They haven't they don't even understand the Quran. They don't even know much about the Quran. They don't know much about the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Selim. They don't know much about history, they don't have even proper knowledge about how to handle it. They're not experts in any field.

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And they think that they can address complex and complicated issues, like matters of the ummah. So what is the solution? Refer things to the experts, to the people of knowledge. Yes, and it takes courage and it takes obedience to hold back with your passion is burning your insides. But you do that for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you hold back and you don't speak without you don't speak when you don't have the knowledge. You don't act when you don't have the knowledge. This is how the Muslim community the Muslim ummah can be strong can be united.

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It can have a clearer guidance rather than people heading in different directions bumping into each into each other running over each other creating chaos and giving an advantage to anyone who wants to destroy this OMA because we are doing more damage than anyone else could do to this OMA

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and we need to take responsibility for that Allah McFarland Wamena will not mean that we will slim you know we're mostly met here even humble and what Allah muffled and I don't know when Allah is off and FE M Medina with a bit Akadama now on sadhana Alchemilla Catherine

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen