Moutasem al-Hameedy – The Monumental Tafsir #61 Surah Al Waqiah

Moutasem al-Hameedy
AI: Summary © The Surah describes the importance of fear and the use of "will" in the Surah, as it describes the realization of the state of the person or situation. The importance of understanding the environment and building on one's success is emphasized, along with the importance of actions and values in building one's success and life. The speakers also discuss the hierarchy of Islam's ranks and the importance of individuals building their potential. The importance of devotion and hard work is emphasized, along with the use of words like "naught" and "by default."
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And

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I would say

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we have,

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as we deal with tafsir al imam, bin

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Saadi

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We have finished,

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or covered the tafsir of Surat Al Hadid.

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Now we can move on to Surat Al

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Waqqah,

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which is actually a very interesting Surah and

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some people have this as their favorite Surah.

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There are some things that we can say

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about the Surah in general, but I'll leave

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it until more,

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Insha'Allah,

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more people arrive and join.

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Here, Allah tells us about the inevitable event

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that will definitely come to pass. It is

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the resurrection,

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which no one will deny. That is there

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is no doubt about it because there is

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rational and textual evidence for it, and divine

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wisdom dictates it.

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It will bring some low and raise others

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up. That is, it will bring some people

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to the lowest of the low, and raise

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others to the most sublime of degrees.

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When the earth is shaken violently,

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that is when it moves and is thrown

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into turmoil,

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and the mountains crumble and turn to scattered

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dust, and the earth is left with no

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mountains or landmarks.

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And he will leave the earth as a

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smooth leveled plain in which you will see

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no depression or elevation, Surataha.

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And you, oh people, are sorted into 3

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kinds. That is you will be divided into

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3 categories

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according to your deeds, good and bad.

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Then Allah explains further about the situation of

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those 3 categories.

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Then there will be those on the right.

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How blessed will be those on the right.

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This is indicative of their high status and

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favorable situation.

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And there will be those on the left.

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How wretched will be those on the left.

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This is indicative of the terrible state they

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they will be in.

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And the foremost are the foremost. It is

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they who will be brought near to Allah.

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That is the foremost to do good in

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this world will be the 1st to enter

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paradise in the hereafter.

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Those who are like this will be close

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to Allah and gardens of delight in the

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most sublime status and lofty dwellings with no

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dwellings above them.

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Those who are mentioned here will be a

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multitude of those of old.

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That is many from the earlier generations of

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this Ummah and other nations,

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and a few from those of later times.

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This is indicative of the superiority of the

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early generations of this Ummah

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over its later generations in general terms

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because the numbers of those who are close

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to Allah are greater among the earlier generations

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than among the later generations.

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Okay.

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So again

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is in many ways is similar to the

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surahs that describe,

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the Akhirah

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and we studied some of them. So let's

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see if you can recall some of them.

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Okay.

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Okay. Here, we're getting stronger here. Alhaqqah. Yes.

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A clear description. It starts with one of

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the names and so on and describes it.

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What?

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Al Qariya. Al Qariya

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and its sister.

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Okay. The sister of.

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Okay.

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So these are the Surahs that describe the

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day of judgement, and they usually start with

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or the verses are short

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and very profound. The description is very profound.

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So Allah

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wants to,

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awaken the concept of fear in our hearts

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of that day.

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And this is the point,

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behind the mention, one of the main points

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behind the mention.

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So this is one of the more one

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of the main points behind the mention of

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these Suras and this kind of description.

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Tal Tal Tal, what's going on?

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Kehal, how are you? You good? Do you

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have a lollipop for me?

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You have one for me? For me?

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Go and get me one.

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Okay. So, Allah, this surah is called

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and

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comes from the root

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or from the original word waka'a.

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Waka'a, and

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the meaning of the word waka'a is

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to word.

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Let's see those who speak Arabic.

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Do you catch the original meaning or do

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you catch secondary meanings?

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Wakah.

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What is the original meaning of Wakah?

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I'm just I'm I can't hear any clear

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words.

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What is? It's a verb. What does it

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mean?

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Okay. That's the secondary meaning.

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To what? For something to

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to stick or something

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to, We're getting way, way too far.

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Too advanced.

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Yeah.

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To one of those who know the Arabic

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language, what's

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To fall.

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Fall to the ground.

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No. Fall to the ground. Wakah.

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Right? For something to fall they say waka.

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Wakah.

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And from this

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original

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meaning they had the meaning of 'happen'. Why?

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Because when something happened it already

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it fell on the land of reality, on

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the plane of reality. It became

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a reality, you can't remove it now.

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So that's where

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the meaning happened

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right? Became attached to waka'a. Waka'a

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originally means to fall, for something to fall.

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Allah calls it

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in the sense that it's inevitable to happen.

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Either

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Allah calls it as if it happened already.

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Like it is so certain,

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it is so

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definite

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that Allah calls it as if it has

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already happened

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and also,

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yeah, so that's the meaning of Al Wakah.

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So Al Wakah is one of the names

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of the judgement day. Of judgement day is

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Al Wakah.

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In its occurrence,

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in its inevitability, there is no doubt.

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And SubhanAllah,

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you're gonna find this to be one of

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the

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main features in this verse.

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The separation

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of or the the classification of people into

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groups.

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The classification

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of people into groups.

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So Allah says

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This is the first instance where Allah

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divides people into 2 types.

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It's gonna

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debase some people.

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Is gonna elevate some people.

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So some people on the day of judgment

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will be elevated and some people will be

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debased.

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That's what's gonna happen on the day of

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judgment. Some people will be

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above, some people will be below. The people

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of the hellfire are the ones who are

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going to be disgraced, debased, humiliated.

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The believers, the ones who truly worshipped Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, they are the ones who

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will be elevated and they will be honored

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by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala In status and

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in reality as well because Jannah is above,

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whereas the hellfire,

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so Jannah is

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levels

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of of height.

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Salaam Alaikum. You got one for me?

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Where is it? Where's my lollipop?

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Okay. Listen.

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Go to your mommy.

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So

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the Jannah, when the Prophet talks about Jannah,

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he mentions darajat.

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So there are elevated states in Jannah.

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There are elevated states in Jannah. Whereas when

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the prophet talks about Jahannam,

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he talks about dawakat dawakat is steps that

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go downward

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steps that go downward so this is the

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meaning of kafiyalatun

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alafiyah it's going to debase some people. So

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some of the people who were high in

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this life,

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in the sense in a high position,

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they were wealthy, they were powerful,

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they were famous,

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they had

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a high

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socioeconomic

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status,

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right, on the day of judgment, they will

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be the lowest

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because of their disbelief.

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Whereas some of the people who were considered

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to be among the lowest in our society

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will most likely will sometimes be the highest.

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And the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam mentioned,

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The prophet says how often there is a

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person

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like he's very in a very bad state,

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like in terms of clothing, in terms of

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shape

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and looks,

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disheveled,

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dusty,

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worn out clothes.

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He's just wearing 2 pieces of cloth that

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are not even tailored.

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They're not even tailored to be clothes.

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That's a sign of poverty and lack.

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He is pushed away from people's gates, from

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people's doors. People don't welcome him into their

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house. Why?

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Because I mean

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this is someone that you would push away

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from your door because he doesn't look good.

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He looks dirty, poor,

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not necessarily dirty, but not

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necessarily again,

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very,

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how can I say? Flashy and

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elegant,

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right?

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No one cares about him.

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People don't count him or her.

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People don't make

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any estimate for those people. They don't count

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them.

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They don't even think about them. They don't

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care about them.

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If this person were were to swear by

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Allah over something, Allah would fulfill it for

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him or

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him.

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So again with Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, you

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know, the parameters are different.

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The parameters are different.

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The most noble,

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the most valued with Allah

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among you are the most pious.

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The ones who truly

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give Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala his rights.

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Okay.

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And again, on the day of judgment, you

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will find some of the

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most powerful, the people who were the most

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powerful in this life,

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the most affluent,

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everyone looked up to them, everyone respected them

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and celebrated their presence. You would find them

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who are disgraced on the day of judgment.

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No one cares about them. Actually, the prophet

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mentions in the authentic hadith,

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Those arrogant, prideful people,

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they will be, on the day of judgment,

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brought

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in the form of tiny insects.

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People would be walking all over them.

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So, again, the status of a person in

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this dunya does does not necessarily have a

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correlation

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with their status on

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the on the day of judgment.

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Again, just like the previous surahs that we

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that we discussed before that talk about that

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describe the day of judgment,

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The description is very profound and scary.

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When the earth is shaken.

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So when it's shaken,

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all of the features and the landmarks on

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earth are destroyed.

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And the mountains,

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think about the Himalayas,

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think about the Rocky Mountains,

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the Alps,

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and all of these great mountains that are

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such a tremendous creation.

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We know when we stand before them, we

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are, we stand in awe,

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right?

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These

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mountains will turn into dust, and they will

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disappear.

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They will disappear. So everything you know will

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change.

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As Allah says, when the earth

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and the heavens will change and transform into

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something else you don't know, you're not familiar

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with.

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Why? Because the day of judgement is not

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like this day.

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We feel comfortable in our surroundings,

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with what we are familiar with.

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We become sort of entrenched in that in

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our environment, comfortable in it,

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happy with it,

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and that includes,

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again,

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physical landmarks, that includes social norms, that includes

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people, that includes system and systems and everything

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around us. That's how we usually this is

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the foundation that we stand on

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to build something in our life. You know,

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we understand the environment.

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We understand

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points of leverage in the environment. We understand

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challenges. Then we plan our life based on

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this. Right?

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So people, for example, who go for a

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job, people they study or they, at least

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they get an idea of the job market.

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Right? And that's why they that's one of

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the main reason why they study a specific

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subject.

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And,

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also, they're thinking or they are they believe

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that they will get a good job based

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on this. So, again, these are the surroundings.

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This is how you plan for your for

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life. This is how

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you can somehow

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try to figure out how the future looks

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like so you can make the best adaptation

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or make the make your best adaptation or

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make the make your best plan.

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People who do business, the same thing.

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People in every walk of life, all all

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walks of life, they would actually do the

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same. You you you study the environment,

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you establish yourself in that environment, and then

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you build on it.

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Allah

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says, all of the environments that you are

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familiar with, all everything you know is just

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gonna be

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removed.

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It will disappear.

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And now you have, you're dealing with a

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situation you literally have no relationship to, no

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experience with. You know nothing about this day.

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So this is why you are baffled, you

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are confused,

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you are desperate, you're lost, you don't know

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what to do.

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That's the day of judgment.

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So,

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everything you know is gonna change. Even the

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earth itself and the heavens, as you know

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them, are gonna change. They won't be the

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same. So there is nothing that is recognizable

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for you on that day. Nothing at all.

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You are left to yourself. Imagine, let's say,

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just give us a simple analogy.

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Imagine you wake up

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in a place

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you've never seen before,

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and you've never been exposed to that place,

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you've never seen it, you don't know what

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to make out of it, right?

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And you see people and they speak a

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language you don't understand, you will get confused.

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You will be like,

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snatched from the reality that you know. And

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this is, psychologically, this is very shocking.

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So imagine on the day of judgement what's

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gonna happen. Everything you know is just gonna

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change. It's gonna be different.

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Mountains turned turned into dust.

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Again here is a classification. You humans

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will be divided into 3 categories.

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Here means pairs. Right? It's used for marriage,

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for partners in marriage,

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And it's used as well for pairs. And

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it's also used for groups.

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You know, bring

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the disbelievers

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and their likes

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as wajahum. The people who are like them

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bring them together as one group.

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Okay.

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So

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that's what the word

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mean.

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You were

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divided into 3

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groups. 3 groups of people.

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Allah starts with the people of Aliamin, of

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the right hand.

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And this shows the connection in Islam, subhanAllah,

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between the right hand and good things,

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and the connection between

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the left hand and evil things. So Aisha

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mentioned that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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The prophet SAW Alaihi Wasallam loved to start

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his affairs or to engage with his affairs

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using his right hand.

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And the commentators of the hadith said,

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except with the things that have to do

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with engaging with

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impurities

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or with najasa. For example,

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you enter the masjid with your right foot,

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you enter the washroom with your left foot,

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You clean yourself with what, after using the

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washroom, with your left hand not your right

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hand.

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For ashamu because there is something about 'aliamin'

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about the right hand, there is something about

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it. It has to do with the fitrah

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as well. We humans know that by fitrah.

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This is why we eat with the right

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hand as well, not with the left hand.

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Shaitin, the devils, they eat with the left

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hand,

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and the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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said to a person who was eating with

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his left hand

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that, Shaitaan eats with you. Shaikhin eats in

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that way with the left hand.

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The people of the right hand,

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and what do you know about those people?

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How

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blessed they are?

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So Allah praises them. Then Allah says, 'al

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mashama'

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is a 'shimal'

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which is the left

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A Shemal.

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So there is a Shemal and a Shemal.

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What's the difference? Linguistic,

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point here.

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A Shemal is what?

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Which direction?

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North. North. A Shamal

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is left. They left. A Shamal. There's another

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word for 'ashimal' as well in the Arabic

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language which is

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less common

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Just a point of benefit geographically as

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well. You know the early Muslims,

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I would say when I say early, I'm

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talking about the first few 100 years, let's

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say.

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They had some maps of the world.

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They drew some maps of the world. One

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of the most famous is the map of

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Al Idrisi,

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right? The map of Al Idrisi

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a Tunisian scholar

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Al Idrisi

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And interestingly,

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the map actually, look it up.

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Look it up, Google it and see.

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Interestingly,

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the North,

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for example, so talking about North Africa, right?

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What we call today North Africa, right, it

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was mainly in the center.

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Africa is to the north of this, not

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to the south.

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So, it was turned around.

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European maps

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turned around the maps that they found among

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the Muslims.

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The Muslims, what we call today north was

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south.

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And what we call today South was North.

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So Europe was in the South.

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Okay. So look it up. It's it's interesting

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because by the way,

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this is a power tactic as well.

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This is a power tactic.

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Okay so

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and the people of the left hand,

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on left hand side

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and Allah says like 'woe to those people.'

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Then the 3rd group so these are 2

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groups. 3rd group Allah says

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and those

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that come as the foremost.

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What what did the translation how did the

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translation

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Foremost. Foremost? Okay. The foremost.

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The ones who are ahead of everyone else.

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Those are the ones that are the closest

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to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala

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You will find them mentioned in the Quran

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a few times.

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Sabikun, again, are the foremost the ones that

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are ahead of everyone else. Al Muqarrabun, the

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ones that are closest to Allah Subhanahu

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and

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they are they are foremost in this life

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because

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they always rush to good deeds.

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They always rush to good deeds before everyone

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else.

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They surpass everyone. They leave everyone behind them

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because of their devotion, their dedication, and their

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sincerity. And when we are talking about, you

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know, good things,

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remember we're not just talking about external actions.

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We don't want this obsession with this

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this kind of obsession

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with

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external actions.

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External actions are important,

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but

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we have emphasized them, we've become obsessed with

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them to the point that we have

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literally, like, we have canceled the actions of

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the heart, and these are the most important.

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Muslim scholars are agreed the most important actions

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are the actions of the heart.

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And all of the acts of worship that

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you know that are visible,

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most of them, and we mentioned that many

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times, but bear with me. It's important to

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repeat.

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The Quran itself repeats because we want to

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drive the point home and it's a reminder

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as well

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that the actions that you see are visible.

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Most of

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them, most of

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their

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fabric is hidden, is in the heart. Salah,

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siyam,

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hajj,

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zakah.

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The biggest part of these actions is actually

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in the heart,

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is in the heart.

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Okay so

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so 3 groups of people Ashabul Yameen,

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and

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What does Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tell us

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about those people?

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They are in the Gardens of

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Bliss

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and in the highest places, Thulatum

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Minal Awaleen.

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So they are

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a fairly big group from the early

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generations.

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So that refers to the followers

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of all of the Prophets and Messengers who

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were Muslim,

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who remained true to the message of those

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Prophets and Messengers,

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and then after

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the sending of Prophet Muhammad

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his followers.

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So among his followers, you will have

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the most amount of asabikhun.

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So those asabikhun, they are in the highest

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ranks in paradise.

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They are in the highest ranks in paradise.

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Ibn Ummayim speaks extensively about the structure of

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paradise, and he mentions

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that

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are in the highest ranks.

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The rest of Jannah

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is filled by Ashabul Yamin.

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So

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So among the companions

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they're going to be

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a considerable

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amount of people or a considerable percentage.

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Then Allah says, which we are going to

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read now, and

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few

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from among

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the later generations.

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And that shows

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that,

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there is a merit for the early generations

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of Islam,

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and there are many reasons for that.

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There is a merit.

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There is a merit, and we are just

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trying to catch up. We're just trying to

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follow in their footsteps. Okay. Let's continue.

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Those who are close to Allah are the

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elite among humankind.

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They will be seated on well crafted couches.

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That is couches that are in inlaid with

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gold and silver, pearls and jewels, and other

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adornments that no one knows except Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala.

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Reclining on them, that is on those couches

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sitting at ease and comfortably,

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steady and

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firm, facing one another because of their purity

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of heart and good manners

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and the harmony among them.

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That is there will be there there will

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circulate among the people of paradise serving them

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and meeting their needs young boys who are

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exceedingly handsome and elegant

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as if they are pearls carefully guarded,

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that is concealed and not exposed to anything

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that could change them. They are created to

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live forever, never growing older or changing.

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They will circulate among them with vessels of

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drink, with cups. The word translated here as

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cups refers to a vessel that has no

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handle.

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And jugs, the word translated here as jugs,

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refers to a vessel that has that does

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have a handle.

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And glasses filled from a flowing spring of

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wine, that is of delicious wine that will

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not cause any side effects to the one

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who drinks

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it, which will not cause any headache or

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cause their heads to hurt as the wine

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of this world does to the one who

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drinks it, or intoxication,

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of delights that have earthly counterparts will have

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no negative side effects at all. As Allah

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says elsewhere,

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in which there are rivers of water forever

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fresh, rivers of milk of which the taste

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never changes,

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rivers of wine delightful to those who drink

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it, and and rivers of honey, pure and

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clear.

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Here, Allah mentions the wine of paradise and

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states that it has none of the negative

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side effects that are found in this world

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along with fruits of their choice, that is

00:33:02 --> 00:33:05

whatever they choose and find appealing, and whatever

00:33:05 --> 00:33:07

their souls desire of all kinds of delicious

00:33:07 --> 00:33:08

fruits,

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they will acquire it in the most perfect

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manner,

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and meat of birds that they may desire,

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that is of every type of birds and

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any type of meat they want, grilled or

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cooked in other ways.

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Okay. Let's continue.

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That is they will have fair companions with

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big

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beautiful eyes. The word refers to a beautiful

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woman whose eyes are lined with,

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and the word refers to huge and beautiful

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eyes.

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Beautiful eyes in the female is one of

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the greatest characteristics of beauty

00:35:06 --> 00:35:08

as if they are pearls carefully guarded, That

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is as if they are pure elegant white

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pearls

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concealed from people's gaze and from the wind

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and sun. The color of which is one

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of the most beautiful of colors and in

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which there is no defect at all.

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This is how the Hur and rain are.

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They have no defects at all, and in

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fact, they are perfect in their attributes and

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beautiful in their description.

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No matter how you look at them, you

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will find not anything but what is pleasing

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to the onlooker.

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That bliss which is prepared for them is

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a reward for what they used to do.

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Just as their deeds were good, Allah has

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made their reward good, and he will grant

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them triumph and bliss.

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That is in the gardens of delight, they

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will not hear any idle talk. In that

00:35:50 --> 00:35:52

place, there will be nothing that is of

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no benefit and no words that are sinful,

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but only the salutation,

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peace, peace.

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That is, they will only hear good words,

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for that is the abode of the good,

00:36:02 --> 00:36:04

and there will be nothing in it but

00:36:04 --> 00:36:05

everything that is good.

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This is indicative of the good manners of

00:36:07 --> 00:36:10

the people of paradise when they address one

00:36:10 --> 00:36:12

another, and that it will be the best

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and most pleasing of speech

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that is most free of idle and sinful

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talk. We ask Allah for His grace.

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Okay. So this is a description of what

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala promised.

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Allah describes and gives us a snippet if

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you like of what they're going to receive

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in Jannah

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and what you get

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in Jannah

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is literally

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as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says in

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and they had

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different meanings for one of those meanings of

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this verse is that

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they are given what they recognize from this

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dunya, but the prophet

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says,

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there is

00:37:00 --> 00:37:01

no similarity

00:37:02 --> 00:37:03

between

00:37:03 --> 00:37:05

what is in jannah and what is here

00:37:05 --> 00:37:06

except the name.

00:37:07 --> 00:37:09

So the fruits, the only similarity between the

00:37:09 --> 00:37:10

fruits of this life and the fruits of

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jannah is just the name. That's the only

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common thing.

00:37:14 --> 00:37:17

They are a completely different reality over there.

00:37:18 --> 00:37:21

The same thing applies to everything in Jannah.

00:37:21 --> 00:37:24

The the shade, the trees, the blessings, the

00:37:24 --> 00:37:25

food, everything.

00:37:26 --> 00:37:28

It's just something that you can only recognize

00:37:28 --> 00:37:30

the name of it, you can't recognize the

00:37:30 --> 00:37:33

reality. Why? Because you have never been exposed

00:37:33 --> 00:37:34

to this reality,

00:37:34 --> 00:37:37

You've never seen it. It is something way

00:37:37 --> 00:37:38

beyond that. This is why the prophet

00:37:38 --> 00:37:39

said,

00:37:44 --> 00:37:45

In jannah, there is

00:37:46 --> 00:37:49

what no eye has ever seen,

00:37:49 --> 00:37:52

no ear has ever heard even the sounds.

00:37:52 --> 00:37:55

The nature of sounds, it's just something else.

00:37:59 --> 00:38:01

And what

00:38:01 --> 00:38:02

no

00:38:02 --> 00:38:04

human mind has ever thought of,

00:38:06 --> 00:38:08

not only like things

00:38:09 --> 00:38:11

that you wish for or things that you

00:38:11 --> 00:38:12

dream of,

00:38:12 --> 00:38:14

no, things you never even thought of.

00:38:15 --> 00:38:17

Why? Because you don't even know that something

00:38:17 --> 00:38:19

like this exists. That's jannah.

00:38:20 --> 00:38:22

So Allah mentions some of the details

00:38:24 --> 00:38:26

about their, again,

00:38:26 --> 00:38:27

their their seats,

00:38:28 --> 00:38:29

their dwellings,

00:38:30 --> 00:38:31

and about

00:38:32 --> 00:38:33

their servants, for example.

00:38:35 --> 00:38:36

And why their servants.

00:38:38 --> 00:38:41

And this is something, subhanAllah, that was common

00:38:41 --> 00:38:43

among humans, but then it was removed. In

00:38:43 --> 00:38:44

recent times, it

00:38:46 --> 00:38:47

is no longer there.

00:38:49 --> 00:38:52

In the Arab culture and many other cultures,

00:38:52 --> 00:38:53

you know, the

00:38:54 --> 00:38:55

younger ones in the house,

00:38:56 --> 00:38:58

the younger ones in the house, especially like

00:38:58 --> 00:38:59

the boys,

00:39:00 --> 00:39:02

they were the ones who are who are

00:39:02 --> 00:39:05

in charge of welcoming the guests

00:39:06 --> 00:39:07

and entertaining the guests.

00:39:09 --> 00:39:11

So they were the ones, and they they

00:39:11 --> 00:39:13

would actually take some responsibility in the house.

00:39:13 --> 00:39:16

And this was considered something that is very

00:39:16 --> 00:39:17

comforting for the parents.

00:39:17 --> 00:39:19

Now they would call it child

00:39:19 --> 00:39:19

abuse.

00:39:20 --> 00:39:23

They'd call it child abuse. But It's actually

00:39:23 --> 00:39:24

preparation for the child,

00:39:26 --> 00:39:27

preparing them for life to start to take

00:39:27 --> 00:39:29

responsibility from a young age. We know from

00:39:29 --> 00:39:31

the Sira of the Prophet SAW Alaihi Wasallam

00:39:31 --> 00:39:31

when he was

00:39:32 --> 00:39:34

with his nursing mother, Harima SAWHdiya

00:39:38 --> 00:39:40

that he was, what, 3 years old, 4

00:39:40 --> 00:39:42

years old? And with his brother,

00:39:43 --> 00:39:45

like the son of Harima Sadia, they used

00:39:45 --> 00:39:46

to what?

00:39:47 --> 00:39:48

Take care of the sheep for the whole

00:39:48 --> 00:39:49

day.

00:39:52 --> 00:39:54

And that built them from a young age,

00:39:54 --> 00:39:56

gave them a sense of responsibility,

00:39:56 --> 00:39:57

not just playfulness.

00:39:59 --> 00:40:00

Not just playfulness.

00:40:00 --> 00:40:02

We a lot of us are wasting our

00:40:02 --> 00:40:03

kids.

00:40:03 --> 00:40:05

We are setting them up for a lot

00:40:05 --> 00:40:06

of disappointment,

00:40:07 --> 00:40:08

and we are setting their foot on the

00:40:08 --> 00:40:11

wrong path for the most part thinking, oh,

00:40:11 --> 00:40:12

no, I want to be kind. I want

00:40:12 --> 00:40:14

to give my child what my parents didn't

00:40:14 --> 00:40:15

give me.

00:40:18 --> 00:40:21

You know, but your generosity, your kindness

00:40:22 --> 00:40:23

towards your child is not

00:40:24 --> 00:40:25

by giving.

00:40:26 --> 00:40:27

Many times it's by withdrawing.

00:40:30 --> 00:40:31

Many times it's by the responsibility

00:40:32 --> 00:40:34

you offer them, the training that you offer

00:40:34 --> 00:40:35

them.

00:40:36 --> 00:40:38

Don't deny your children the necessity

00:40:38 --> 00:40:40

to handle life from a young age.

00:40:41 --> 00:40:43

Otherwise, they will be shocked by life. Why

00:40:43 --> 00:40:45

do we have generations now that are so

00:40:45 --> 00:40:47

resentful and disappointed with life?

00:40:47 --> 00:40:49

They don't want to do anything. They don't

00:40:49 --> 00:40:50

want to,

00:40:51 --> 00:40:53

again, it's it's hard for them to socialize

00:40:53 --> 00:40:55

beyond their immediate circle.

00:40:55 --> 00:40:58

They don't wanna get out and do anything.

00:40:58 --> 00:41:02

It's all antagonistic with the world, right? It's

00:41:02 --> 00:41:03

it's all about me winning.

00:41:04 --> 00:41:06

Why? Because they can't they can't coexist with

00:41:06 --> 00:41:08

anything else in the world or with anyone

00:41:08 --> 00:41:09

else in the world. Why?

00:41:10 --> 00:41:11

Because they were not given an opportunity

00:41:12 --> 00:41:14

to develop these faculties from a young age.

00:41:14 --> 00:41:15

And there is something about all creatures,

00:41:16 --> 00:41:18

there are gifts and talents

00:41:18 --> 00:41:19

that if you do not

00:41:20 --> 00:41:21

offer them

00:41:21 --> 00:41:24

content, let's say, or a good healthy environment

00:41:24 --> 00:41:26

you would lose them for good

00:41:28 --> 00:41:30

So an example from the animal kingdom

00:41:32 --> 00:41:34

I read that, I haven't done that, I've

00:41:34 --> 00:41:36

read that, so I'm assuming it's a scientific

00:41:37 --> 00:41:39

it was a scientific thing. They said, 'If,

00:41:39 --> 00:41:40

when a kitten is born,

00:41:41 --> 00:41:41

if

00:41:42 --> 00:41:44

you block or put a plaster on its

00:41:44 --> 00:41:46

eyes, like tape its eye, its eye, one

00:41:46 --> 00:41:47

of its eyes,

00:41:49 --> 00:41:50

I'm not sure for how many days.

00:41:51 --> 00:41:51

Maybe

00:41:52 --> 00:41:53

10 days, 2 weeks, or maybe a little

00:41:53 --> 00:41:54

more.

00:41:56 --> 00:41:57

So you don't expose the eye to any

00:41:57 --> 00:41:59

light or anything else to see. So the

00:41:59 --> 00:42:00

eye doesn't function.

00:42:00 --> 00:42:03

Then you remove that tape. The eye is

00:42:03 --> 00:42:04

blind for life.

00:42:06 --> 00:42:07

The eye is blind for life.

00:42:08 --> 00:42:10

And there are many gifts, many aspects of

00:42:10 --> 00:42:12

the human life and the human potential

00:42:13 --> 00:42:14

that if you

00:42:15 --> 00:42:17

do not offer the person the opportunity for

00:42:17 --> 00:42:18

these talents to grow

00:42:20 --> 00:42:21

and to be activated.

00:42:22 --> 00:42:24

They probably die for good. And we don't

00:42:24 --> 00:42:25

know about them.

00:42:26 --> 00:42:27

We don't know about them. Why? Because we

00:42:27 --> 00:42:30

don't have another reality to compare ourselves to.

00:42:30 --> 00:42:32

The other realities we just read about them.

00:42:32 --> 00:42:33

And you

00:42:33 --> 00:42:34

you don't know

00:42:34 --> 00:42:36

you can't document everything

00:42:38 --> 00:42:39

in the life of the people of the

00:42:39 --> 00:42:41

past. There were many things that were rule

00:42:41 --> 00:42:44

of thumb, you it doesn't occur to anyone

00:42:44 --> 00:42:46

to write anything or document them. Right? They

00:42:46 --> 00:42:47

would only document

00:42:47 --> 00:42:50

the outstanding events, things that really stand out.

00:42:51 --> 00:42:51

Right?

00:42:52 --> 00:42:53

Or the main

00:42:53 --> 00:42:54

the big events,

00:42:54 --> 00:42:56

but not the day to day happenings that

00:42:56 --> 00:42:59

are common and they're taken for granted.

00:42:59 --> 00:43:02

They didn't know that there would come some

00:43:02 --> 00:43:02

generations

00:43:03 --> 00:43:05

that would have no clue about some of

00:43:05 --> 00:43:07

the things that were just the norm at

00:43:07 --> 00:43:08

their time.

00:43:10 --> 00:43:11

So there

00:43:11 --> 00:43:12

was this thing about

00:43:14 --> 00:43:16

exposing your child to a level of necessity.

00:43:19 --> 00:43:20

So they can start to get a taste

00:43:20 --> 00:43:22

of life and they can start to learn

00:43:22 --> 00:43:24

from a young age how to handle themselves,

00:43:24 --> 00:43:26

how to handle disappointment,

00:43:26 --> 00:43:27

how to handle

00:43:28 --> 00:43:29

denial,

00:43:29 --> 00:43:30

rejection,

00:43:30 --> 00:43:31

how to

00:43:32 --> 00:43:33

handle difficulty

00:43:34 --> 00:43:34

and challenges

00:43:35 --> 00:43:36

and inability,

00:43:37 --> 00:43:38

sometimes incapacity.

00:43:41 --> 00:43:44

When we only expose them to that at

00:43:44 --> 00:43:45

a later age,

00:43:47 --> 00:43:48

it becomes massive. They lack a lot of

00:43:48 --> 00:43:50

the necessary skills that would help them maybe

00:43:50 --> 00:43:51

as teenagers

00:43:51 --> 00:43:53

navigate the difficult life that they have to

00:43:53 --> 00:43:55

deal with. And then as adults.

00:43:56 --> 00:43:57

And then this becomes generational.

00:44:00 --> 00:44:01

And then we have problems.

00:44:02 --> 00:44:04

And one of the biggest issues is when

00:44:04 --> 00:44:06

we, who have grown up in this

00:44:07 --> 00:44:08

skewed reality,

00:44:08 --> 00:44:09

unfortunately,

00:44:10 --> 00:44:13

We wanna compare ourselves to past generations,

00:44:14 --> 00:44:14

and

00:44:15 --> 00:44:17

we are puzzled why some things don't make

00:44:17 --> 00:44:17

sense.

00:44:20 --> 00:44:22

The modern life is drastically different in some

00:44:22 --> 00:44:23

ways

00:44:23 --> 00:44:24

from the past.

00:44:27 --> 00:44:29

So, again, just back to this verse, it

00:44:29 --> 00:44:30

was common among

00:44:31 --> 00:44:31

many

00:44:32 --> 00:44:35

cultures to train their kids, and it was

00:44:35 --> 00:44:37

a source of pride for them, and a

00:44:37 --> 00:44:40

source of it was a means to train

00:44:40 --> 00:44:42

their kids and their children to to

00:44:42 --> 00:44:44

like, the the girls would would,

00:44:45 --> 00:44:46

again, be trained to be

00:44:47 --> 00:44:48

women, to take responsibility.

00:44:49 --> 00:44:51

And this is why they could marry at

00:44:51 --> 00:44:53

a young age. They could marry

00:44:53 --> 00:44:55

at a young age, and they could take

00:44:55 --> 00:44:57

care of their home and their children. And

00:44:57 --> 00:44:58

they they had the knowledge.

00:44:58 --> 00:45:01

They had the generational knowledge handed down to

00:45:01 --> 00:45:03

them. Then they had the support,

00:45:04 --> 00:45:05

the network of

00:45:06 --> 00:45:07

mentors around them,

00:45:08 --> 00:45:11

and helpers, and social, the powerful social network.

00:45:12 --> 00:45:15

It was never like today a woman would

00:45:15 --> 00:45:16

have to deal her children, with her children,

00:45:16 --> 00:45:18

handle her children by herself.

00:45:21 --> 00:45:23

It's it's very difficult. In the past, it

00:45:23 --> 00:45:24

was like the whole

00:45:25 --> 00:45:27

social environment around them, the family, the extended

00:45:27 --> 00:45:29

family around them. There was a lot of

00:45:29 --> 00:45:31

helping hands, and all of them were experts

00:45:32 --> 00:45:33

at different levels of expertise.

00:45:35 --> 00:45:38

And it provided a very rich social environment,

00:45:38 --> 00:45:39

and they're very healthy.

00:45:41 --> 00:45:42

In general,

00:45:42 --> 00:45:43

with the boys,

00:45:44 --> 00:45:46

again, they were exposed to that social life

00:45:46 --> 00:45:48

from a young age, so they could handle

00:45:48 --> 00:45:48

themselves,

00:45:56 --> 00:45:57

gathering, and they would understand their response, and

00:45:57 --> 00:45:58

they would understand their

00:45:58 --> 00:45:59

gathering,

00:46:00 --> 00:46:02

and they would understand their responsibility

00:46:04 --> 00:46:06

and a lot of the rules of interaction.

00:46:07 --> 00:46:09

And that would be embedded. It's not like

00:46:09 --> 00:46:11

knowledge they can write about or they can

00:46:11 --> 00:46:13

theorize about. It's something as when you ride

00:46:13 --> 00:46:15

a bicycle, you don't know the physics of

00:46:15 --> 00:46:16

that. Right? It's just

00:46:16 --> 00:46:17

visceral muscle

00:46:18 --> 00:46:20

memory. Right? The same thing for them.

00:46:20 --> 00:46:22

That's how you build expertise in life. It's

00:46:22 --> 00:46:24

the things that you can't talk about, but

00:46:24 --> 00:46:25

you know.

00:46:26 --> 00:46:27

You know in your

00:46:28 --> 00:46:29

in your in your in your gut. You

00:46:29 --> 00:46:32

know those things. You've internalized them. There's no

00:46:32 --> 00:46:34

need to theorize about them. That's what gives

00:46:34 --> 00:46:36

the advantage, a lot of the advantage in

00:46:36 --> 00:46:36

life.

00:46:37 --> 00:46:37

Because

00:46:38 --> 00:46:41

they don't become a mental or intellectual burden,

00:46:41 --> 00:46:42

this type of knowledge. Oh, I have to

00:46:42 --> 00:46:43

revise this.

00:46:44 --> 00:46:46

I have to review it. I have to

00:46:46 --> 00:46:48

remember that. I forgot about that. No. It's

00:46:48 --> 00:46:51

all embedded. It's become part of you, and

00:46:51 --> 00:46:53

it's it's there ready for you when you

00:46:53 --> 00:46:53

need it.

00:46:54 --> 00:46:56

That's the power of building that kind of

00:46:56 --> 00:46:56

character.

00:46:57 --> 00:46:59

So, again, this was a very common thing

00:46:59 --> 00:47:01

for them, and Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala gives

00:47:01 --> 00:47:02

the people of Jannah this kind of thing.

00:47:02 --> 00:47:04

These are the little children so beautiful

00:47:05 --> 00:47:06

and they are the ones who serve them

00:47:07 --> 00:47:09

and and they would become a source of

00:47:09 --> 00:47:10

pride for them. Again, this is one some

00:47:10 --> 00:47:12

explanation that is given by some,

00:47:13 --> 00:47:14

of them of al Sirin.

00:47:15 --> 00:47:18

Then Allah describes again the cups, the jugs,

00:47:19 --> 00:47:21

and the kind of drink that they drink.

00:47:21 --> 00:47:23

Again, there's no evil. In Jannah, there's no

00:47:23 --> 00:47:24

evil. There's no intoxication.

00:47:24 --> 00:47:25

Intoxication

00:47:25 --> 00:47:26

is evil. The removal

00:47:27 --> 00:47:28

of reason

00:47:28 --> 00:47:29

and judgment

00:47:29 --> 00:47:31

is evil, so it's not gonna be in

00:47:31 --> 00:47:33

jannah. So the khamr in jannah, the wine

00:47:33 --> 00:47:34

in jannah, is not intoxicating.

00:47:39 --> 00:47:40

Same with fruits,

00:47:44 --> 00:47:46

the the meat of birds,

00:47:48 --> 00:47:49

and their spouses.

00:47:49 --> 00:47:52

The spouses there are the most beautiful.

00:47:53 --> 00:47:54

And the

00:47:54 --> 00:47:56

the prophet was asked about

00:47:57 --> 00:47:58

people who are married.

00:48:00 --> 00:48:03

Will they be together in Jannah? If they

00:48:03 --> 00:48:05

are if they both make it to Jannah,

00:48:05 --> 00:48:05

yes.

00:48:06 --> 00:48:08

And his wife will be

00:48:08 --> 00:48:10

the most beautiful

00:48:11 --> 00:48:11

of

00:48:12 --> 00:48:13

the whole lane

00:48:13 --> 00:48:15

for him. And they will be at the

00:48:15 --> 00:48:16

top. She would be at the top.

00:48:18 --> 00:48:20

Now I heard this, I'm not sure if

00:48:20 --> 00:48:22

it's true. One sheikh was given this, was

00:48:22 --> 00:48:24

talking about that when

00:48:25 --> 00:48:27

husband and wife both enter Jannah,

00:48:29 --> 00:48:31

then they would be together in Jannah.

00:48:31 --> 00:48:33

And some of the audience was questioning the

00:48:33 --> 00:48:35

Sheikh, Sheikh, please say something else.

00:48:36 --> 00:48:38

Let's get another chance.

00:48:38 --> 00:48:39

So I hope insha'Allah

00:48:39 --> 00:48:42

none of us is like this. May Allah

00:48:42 --> 00:48:44

gather us with our spouses in jannah and

00:48:44 --> 00:48:46

our families. Ameenia Rabbi.

00:48:48 --> 00:48:51

One of the most outstanding things about the

00:48:51 --> 00:48:53

description of jannah, people think again it's what?

00:48:53 --> 00:48:54

The,

00:48:55 --> 00:48:56

the spouses,

00:48:56 --> 00:48:57

it's the food,

00:48:58 --> 00:49:00

it's the clothing,

00:49:00 --> 00:49:02

or the seats,

00:49:03 --> 00:49:04

and the furniture, whatever. But look at what

00:49:04 --> 00:49:05

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

00:49:07 --> 00:49:08

says.

00:49:08 --> 00:49:09

Allah

00:49:09 --> 00:49:11

says They don't hear there any indecency,

00:49:12 --> 00:49:13

any words of evil.

00:49:14 --> 00:49:16

And the law mentions this as what? As

00:49:16 --> 00:49:17

a blessing.

00:49:17 --> 00:49:20

As something that raises the quality of life

00:49:20 --> 00:49:21

in Jannah.

00:49:23 --> 00:49:25

Because when the heart is pure,

00:49:26 --> 00:49:27

a lie

00:49:28 --> 00:49:29

injures it.

00:49:31 --> 00:49:32

Evil speech

00:49:34 --> 00:49:35

causes damage to the heart.

00:49:38 --> 00:49:39

So the hearts of the people of Jannah

00:49:39 --> 00:49:40

are pure,

00:49:40 --> 00:49:43

so nothing blemishes the beauty of their hearts.

00:49:43 --> 00:49:45

Nothing even, like,

00:49:46 --> 00:49:46

affects

00:49:47 --> 00:49:47

negatively

00:49:48 --> 00:49:50

the purity and the peace of the hearts.

00:49:50 --> 00:49:51

No evil.

00:49:51 --> 00:49:54

No harm whatsoever. And we know it. We

00:49:54 --> 00:49:55

know it. Sometimes, like, a person throws a

00:49:55 --> 00:49:57

word, and it keeps you,

00:49:58 --> 00:49:58

upset

00:49:59 --> 00:50:01

for weeks sometimes. Right?

00:50:01 --> 00:50:03

Or if you're in an environment where people,

00:50:03 --> 00:50:04

you know,

00:50:04 --> 00:50:07

are quite pernicious, and they say bad things,

00:50:07 --> 00:50:09

without them doing any physical harm,

00:50:10 --> 00:50:12

It becomes very very taunting to be in

00:50:12 --> 00:50:15

that kind of environment, very painful. You just

00:50:15 --> 00:50:15

wanna leave.

00:50:16 --> 00:50:18

We call it today psychological,

00:50:19 --> 00:50:21

But it's harmful to the soul.

00:50:21 --> 00:50:23

It's harmful to the person.

00:50:24 --> 00:50:26

So, in jannah there is nothing like that.

00:50:27 --> 00:50:29

So anyone who's thinking, you know, in Jannah

00:50:29 --> 00:50:29

I can do

00:50:30 --> 00:50:32

mischievous things, bad things. In Jannah I can

00:50:32 --> 00:50:33

get what I want.

00:50:34 --> 00:50:36

In Jannah, you won't think about that because

00:50:36 --> 00:50:38

you would only enter Jannah when you are

00:50:38 --> 00:50:38

pure.

00:50:38 --> 00:50:41

As we mentioned previously, in the day of

00:50:41 --> 00:50:43

judgment Allah brings all evil, puts it together

00:50:43 --> 00:50:44

and it's in the hellfire.

00:50:45 --> 00:50:46

And all good

00:50:47 --> 00:50:49

in the creation, in humans will be in

00:50:49 --> 00:50:49

Jannah.

00:50:50 --> 00:50:52

There's no mixing. In this life, good and

00:50:52 --> 00:50:54

evil are mixed up together. You find them

00:50:54 --> 00:50:55

together.

00:50:55 --> 00:50:56

In jannah, no.

00:50:57 --> 00:51:00

No one enters jannah with an atom's weight

00:51:00 --> 00:51:02

of evil in their being. It has to

00:51:02 --> 00:51:04

be removed either through forgiveness

00:51:04 --> 00:51:05

or through punishment.

00:51:06 --> 00:51:08

You have to be cleansed fully.

00:51:09 --> 00:51:10

So in Jannah, Allah says,

00:51:12 --> 00:51:14

Not even I like learn evil idle talk.

00:51:14 --> 00:51:15

What is idle talk?

00:51:16 --> 00:51:19

Just say something that has no benefit, not

00:51:19 --> 00:51:22

even that. Even this is not in Jannah.

00:51:22 --> 00:51:24

Everything that is being said is just good

00:51:24 --> 00:51:26

and beautiful and graceful.

00:51:28 --> 00:51:30

'Illaqeel and salam and salam.' Either it's the

00:51:30 --> 00:51:33

word 'salam' and it's the whole concept of

00:51:33 --> 00:51:35

'salam and peace.' And look at the people

00:51:35 --> 00:51:37

in Jannah Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says about

00:51:37 --> 00:51:37

them.

00:51:40 --> 00:51:40

That

00:51:43 --> 00:51:44

What what do you think the people of

00:51:44 --> 00:51:46

Jannah are gonna do when they are enjoying

00:51:46 --> 00:51:48

all the blessings in Jannah? What do you

00:51:48 --> 00:51:49

think the sweetest

00:51:50 --> 00:51:52

thing that they would engage in?

00:51:54 --> 00:51:55

In all of these blessings,

00:51:55 --> 00:51:56

all of these wonderful

00:51:57 --> 00:51:59

gifts that we know nothing about

00:52:00 --> 00:52:01

except for the name,

00:52:02 --> 00:52:04

they are beyond that. They are beyond what

00:52:04 --> 00:52:05

we can imagine.

00:52:05 --> 00:52:07

What do you think people of Jannah,

00:52:08 --> 00:52:10

what kind of speech do they engage in

00:52:12 --> 00:52:13

That tops it up.

00:52:15 --> 00:52:17

Yes, remembrance of Allah.

00:52:17 --> 00:52:20

That is the sweetest thing the people of

00:52:20 --> 00:52:21

Jannah

00:52:21 --> 00:52:22

experience

00:52:22 --> 00:52:23

in their

00:52:24 --> 00:52:26

day to day life.

00:52:32 --> 00:52:34

Their words, their actions, their supplication

00:52:36 --> 00:52:38

Their greetings, Salam. Peace.

00:52:41 --> 00:52:44

I mean, they complete any kind of conversation.

00:52:44 --> 00:52:46

They close it. They seal it. Or any

00:52:46 --> 00:52:48

kind of speech with what?

00:52:51 --> 00:52:53

And it's so so we have this part

00:52:53 --> 00:52:55

of Jannah we have it we have it

00:52:55 --> 00:52:57

in this dunya, but how many of us

00:52:58 --> 00:52:59

are tapping into this?

00:53:00 --> 00:53:02

How many of us are tapping? The people

00:53:02 --> 00:53:03

of Jannah.

00:53:03 --> 00:53:06

The people of Jannah, to maximize their enjoyment,

00:53:06 --> 00:53:08

they engage in dhikr.

00:53:11 --> 00:53:13

This is part of jannah that we have

00:53:13 --> 00:53:14

in this life.

00:53:17 --> 00:53:19

How much are we tapping into this?

00:53:22 --> 00:53:25

The opposite of dhikr is rafla,

00:53:26 --> 00:53:28

Being absent, absent minded, heedless

00:53:29 --> 00:53:31

of Allah, not thinking of Allah. Why are

00:53:31 --> 00:53:32

we all doing dhikr of the dunya?

00:53:33 --> 00:53:34

Most of our speech is dhikr of the

00:53:34 --> 00:53:36

dunya. When we are talking about

00:53:37 --> 00:53:39

most of our conversations are dhikr. Dhikr of

00:53:39 --> 00:53:39

the dunya.

00:53:40 --> 00:53:42

That's why dhikr of Allah is not making

00:53:42 --> 00:53:43

its way to our

00:53:44 --> 00:53:45

hearts.

00:53:45 --> 00:53:47

Because that place, that space of the heart

00:53:47 --> 00:53:48

is occupied

00:53:49 --> 00:53:50

with the dhikr of the duniya,

00:53:51 --> 00:53:52

thoughts of the duniya,

00:53:53 --> 00:53:54

attachment to the dunya, you

00:53:55 --> 00:53:57

know craving of the dunya.

00:53:57 --> 00:53:59

That's why the remembrance of Allah is not

00:53:59 --> 00:54:01

making its way to our hearts and that's

00:54:01 --> 00:54:03

why we're not experiencing the sweetness,

00:54:04 --> 00:54:07

the beauty, we're not experiencing a glimpse of

00:54:07 --> 00:54:07

paradise

00:54:08 --> 00:54:08

here on earth.

00:54:10 --> 00:54:11

Here on earth.

00:54:17 --> 00:54:19

Okay. Now we move on to

00:54:23 --> 00:54:24

Asha

00:57:06 --> 00:57:08

Then Allah speaks of the bliss of those

00:57:08 --> 00:57:10

on the right. Those on the right, how

00:57:10 --> 00:57:12

blessed will be those on the right.

00:57:12 --> 00:57:15

That is how great their status and how

00:57:15 --> 00:57:16

high they're standing.

00:57:16 --> 00:57:18

They will be amidst thornless lote trees.

00:57:19 --> 00:57:21

That is all thorns and harmful branches will

00:57:21 --> 00:57:24

be will have been removed from them and

00:57:24 --> 00:57:25

replaced with good fruits.

00:57:26 --> 00:57:28

One of the qualities of the lote tree

00:57:28 --> 00:57:30

is that it gives cool shade and offers

00:57:30 --> 00:57:31

comfort.

00:57:31 --> 00:57:34

And banana trees lead in with fruit. The

00:57:34 --> 00:57:36

banana tree is well known. It is a

00:57:36 --> 00:57:38

tree that produces delicious fruits

00:57:38 --> 00:57:41

and flowing water that is abundant water coming

00:57:41 --> 00:57:44

from springs, meandering rivers, and gushing water,

00:57:44 --> 00:57:47

and fruit in abundance, never ceasing and never

00:57:47 --> 00:57:48

restricted.

00:57:48 --> 00:57:50

That is, it is not like the fruits

00:57:50 --> 00:57:52

of this world, which sees from time to

00:57:52 --> 00:57:54

time and may be restricted, that is difficult

00:57:54 --> 00:57:57

to acquire for those who want them. Rather,

00:57:57 --> 00:57:59

the fruits of paradise will be constantly available

00:57:59 --> 00:58:02

and close at hand so that a person

00:58:02 --> 00:58:03

may easily take them

00:58:04 --> 00:58:06

whether he is standing, sitting, or lying down.

00:58:07 --> 00:58:10

And raised couches that is raised up off

00:58:10 --> 00:58:12

the ground. These couches will be made of

00:58:12 --> 00:58:13

silk, gold,

00:58:14 --> 00:58:16

pearls, and such things as no one knows

00:58:16 --> 00:58:17

except Allah.

00:58:18 --> 00:58:21

We shall indeed have created them, their spouses,

00:58:21 --> 00:58:23

anew and perfect. That is we shall have

00:58:23 --> 00:58:25

created the wives of the people of paradise

00:58:25 --> 00:58:28

in a form other than their earthly form,

00:58:28 --> 00:58:30

perfect and not subject to death,

00:58:30 --> 00:58:32

and shall have made

00:58:32 --> 00:58:35

them virgins, that is both young and old.

00:58:35 --> 00:58:37

This general wording includes both the

00:58:38 --> 00:58:40

and the woman who lived in this world.

00:58:40 --> 00:58:42

This description of being virgins will be constant

00:58:42 --> 00:58:45

and that this and that will be their

00:58:45 --> 00:58:46

state at all times

00:58:46 --> 00:58:49

just as they will remain loving and of

00:58:49 --> 00:58:50

equal age at all times.

00:58:51 --> 00:58:53

The word translated here as loving refers to

00:58:53 --> 00:58:55

the woman who is affectionate and tries to

00:58:55 --> 00:58:57

endear herself to her husband with nice words,

00:58:58 --> 00:58:59

beautiful appearance,

00:58:59 --> 00:59:01

soft talk, beauty, and love.

00:59:01 --> 00:59:04

When she speaks, she enchants the listener who

00:59:04 --> 00:59:07

wishes that her words would never end, especially

00:59:07 --> 00:59:09

when she sings pleasant tunes in a delightful

00:59:09 --> 00:59:10

voice.

00:59:10 --> 00:59:12

And when her husband looks at her good

00:59:12 --> 00:59:13

manners and gentle characteristics,

00:59:14 --> 00:59:16

his heart is filled with joy and happiness.

00:59:17 --> 00:59:19

When she moves from one place to another,

00:59:19 --> 00:59:21

that place is filled with her beautiful fragrance

00:59:21 --> 00:59:22

and light.

00:59:22 --> 00:59:23

That includes

00:59:24 --> 00:59:26

behavior when engaging in *.

00:59:27 --> 00:59:29

Of equal age, the age in question is

00:59:29 --> 00:59:32

33, which is the prime age, the end

00:59:32 --> 00:59:32

of youth.

00:59:33 --> 00:59:35

Their wives will be loving and of equal

00:59:35 --> 00:59:37

age, living in harmony and getting along with

00:59:37 --> 00:59:38

one another,

00:59:38 --> 00:59:40

content and pleasing to others,

00:59:40 --> 00:59:43

not grieving nor causing grief, rather they will

00:59:43 --> 00:59:45

bring joy to the heart and be a

00:59:45 --> 00:59:46

delight to the eyes.

00:59:46 --> 00:59:48

For those on the right, that is they

00:59:48 --> 00:59:51

are prepared for them. A multitude of those

00:59:51 --> 00:59:52

of old and a multitude

00:59:53 --> 00:59:54

from those of later times.

00:59:55 --> 00:59:57

That is this category of those on the

00:59:57 --> 00:59:58

right will be a large number from the

00:59:58 --> 01:00:01

earlier generations and a large number from the

01:00:01 --> 01:00:02

later generations.

01:00:03 --> 01:00:05

Okay. So this is a description of what

01:00:05 --> 01:00:06

the people of

01:00:06 --> 01:00:07

mean,

01:00:08 --> 01:00:10

and again these are not at the top

01:00:10 --> 01:00:11

of paradise,

01:00:11 --> 01:00:13

this is the general fork of paradise,

01:00:14 --> 01:00:16

this is the general fork of paradise

01:00:16 --> 01:00:19

and, Ibn Al Qayyim says that in Jannah

01:00:19 --> 01:00:21

people will be mainly two levels.

01:00:21 --> 01:00:22

Those and

01:00:23 --> 01:00:24

the rest are

01:00:25 --> 01:00:27

And those are different levels as well.

01:00:28 --> 01:00:29

There are sub levels.

01:00:30 --> 01:00:33

In every category there are some sub levels.

01:00:34 --> 01:00:34

And,

01:00:35 --> 01:00:38

again, that's a description of what they are

01:00:38 --> 01:00:40

going to experience. And, again, what we know

01:00:40 --> 01:00:41

from this is just the names.

01:00:42 --> 01:00:44

What we can relate to is just the

01:00:44 --> 01:00:45

names. But the reality

01:00:47 --> 01:00:50

is way more pleasant, way more delightful, way

01:00:50 --> 01:00:52

more beautiful. And why does Allah subhanahu wa

01:00:52 --> 01:00:53

ta'ala mention these things?

01:00:54 --> 01:00:57

People think some people think, oh, it's my

01:00:57 --> 01:00:58

just to move the desires.

01:00:59 --> 01:01:01

No. The real thing in Jannah is to

01:01:01 --> 01:01:03

be close to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

01:01:03 --> 01:01:04

But this is the cherry on top.

01:01:06 --> 01:01:07

This is more that what Allah Subhanahu Wa

01:01:07 --> 01:01:10

Ta'ala offers you, as a blessing from himself,

01:01:11 --> 01:01:12

as good treatment

01:01:13 --> 01:01:16

from himself, as a gift. But the reality

01:01:16 --> 01:01:19

of Jannah, the most beautiful thing about Jannah

01:01:19 --> 01:01:21

is that you are close to Allah Subhanahu

01:01:21 --> 01:01:23

Wa Ta'ala and you have earned Allah's

01:01:24 --> 01:01:24

acceptance,

01:01:25 --> 01:01:26

Allah's good pleasure.

01:01:29 --> 01:01:30

That's it.

01:01:31 --> 01:01:33

That's the biggest thing, that's the sweetest, best

01:01:33 --> 01:01:35

thing for the people of Jannah, ever.

01:01:36 --> 01:01:38

And this is why their meeting with Allah

01:01:38 --> 01:01:39

subhanahu wa ta'ala, is the one thing that

01:01:39 --> 01:01:41

they look forward to,

01:01:41 --> 01:01:42

above all else.

01:01:43 --> 01:01:44

All of the rest

01:01:45 --> 01:01:47

is just an answer to the needs of

01:01:47 --> 01:01:50

their human nature, because humans don't use, don't

01:01:50 --> 01:01:52

lose their human nature in Jannah, but it's

01:01:52 --> 01:01:53

just elevated.

01:01:54 --> 01:01:55

It is just

01:01:55 --> 01:01:56

elevated.

01:01:56 --> 01:01:58

Okay. I think we should stop here, take

01:01:58 --> 01:02:00

a few questions and then we will continue

01:02:00 --> 01:02:02

in sha Allah next week, Kadin and Natanah.

01:02:05 --> 01:02:06

Something

01:02:06 --> 01:02:07

okay. Something I wanted to say at the

01:02:07 --> 01:02:09

beginning, but we said let's keep it for

01:02:09 --> 01:02:10

later.

01:02:11 --> 01:02:11

Sometimes

01:02:12 --> 01:02:14

you would hear, a hadith

01:02:15 --> 01:02:16

that,

01:02:16 --> 01:02:18

if you read Surat Al Waqqyah, you become

01:02:18 --> 01:02:20

rich. If you read it every day, you

01:02:20 --> 01:02:21

become rich.

01:02:22 --> 01:02:24

Alright. If you want to be rich, read

01:02:24 --> 01:02:26

Surah Al Waqqyah everyday.

01:02:26 --> 01:02:27

Right?

01:02:29 --> 01:02:30

The Hadith is not authentic.

01:02:32 --> 01:02:34

The Hadith is not authentic from the Prophet

01:02:34 --> 01:02:35

SAW.

01:02:37 --> 01:02:39

Does Surah Al Waqqaih have this impact?

01:02:41 --> 01:02:42

Does it have this impact?

01:02:43 --> 01:02:46

For many people, they've probably read it, and

01:02:46 --> 01:02:47

they noticed afterwards,

01:02:48 --> 01:02:50

after some time, a difference. So maybe it's

01:02:50 --> 01:02:51

the placebo effect.

01:02:53 --> 01:02:55

And maybe, maybe with some people Allah makes

01:02:55 --> 01:02:56

it work.

01:02:56 --> 01:02:58

There are a lot of secrets in the

01:02:58 --> 01:03:00

Quran. There is something called that,

01:03:00 --> 01:03:01

again, some

01:03:02 --> 01:03:03

worshipers and scholars

01:03:03 --> 01:03:04

talk about it, they call

01:03:05 --> 01:03:07

it But it's a matter of disagreement among

01:03:07 --> 01:03:09

scholars. Al Mujarr Rabat, what's a Mujarr Rabat?

01:03:09 --> 01:03:11

Things that you have experimented

01:03:11 --> 01:03:12

with.

01:03:13 --> 01:03:15

Things you have experimented with. So a certain

01:03:15 --> 01:03:17

surah, you read it and you notice a

01:03:17 --> 01:03:18

certain effect,

01:03:18 --> 01:03:20

or a certain benefit.

01:03:21 --> 01:03:22

If you read it repeatedly.

01:03:23 --> 01:03:25

There are something called fada'il al sua, the

01:03:25 --> 01:03:28

blessings or the merits of specific surahs, like

01:03:28 --> 01:03:30

the prophet says whoever reads

01:03:30 --> 01:03:32

Suratul Mulk everyday,

01:03:32 --> 01:03:34

he will save himself or she will save

01:03:34 --> 01:03:36

herself from the punishment of the grave.

01:03:40 --> 01:03:42

The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam says,

01:03:47 --> 01:03:50

The taking up of Surat Al Baqarah is

01:03:50 --> 01:03:51

a blessing,

01:03:51 --> 01:03:53

and the magicians,

01:03:53 --> 01:03:55

the those who deal with black magic and

01:03:55 --> 01:03:56

evil,

01:03:57 --> 01:03:58

cannot handle it.

01:03:59 --> 01:04:00

From the humans and the jinn.

01:04:02 --> 01:04:04

So this is why it's a powerful protection

01:04:04 --> 01:04:07

for humans against the impact of shayateen

01:04:07 --> 01:04:09

and jinn. The more are we that,

01:04:10 --> 01:04:11

the prophet says,

01:04:15 --> 01:04:17

No one has ever sought Allah's protection

01:04:17 --> 01:04:19

in anything better than the

01:04:24 --> 01:04:26

So Surah Al Waqah, the hadith about it,

01:04:26 --> 01:04:29

that it provides wealth or it helps a

01:04:29 --> 01:04:31

person become rich, is not authentic.

01:04:33 --> 01:04:33

But

01:04:33 --> 01:04:35

it may be sometimes

01:04:35 --> 01:04:38

that some surahs have an impact, they work

01:04:38 --> 01:04:39

for some people, and they don't work for

01:04:40 --> 01:04:40

other people.

01:04:41 --> 01:04:43

So this is why it's not safe just

01:04:43 --> 01:04:45

to say something if it works for you.

01:04:45 --> 01:04:47

Someone says, I tried it and it works

01:04:47 --> 01:04:49

for worked for me. Well maybe it works

01:04:49 --> 01:04:50

for you, but it doesn't work for someone

01:04:50 --> 01:04:52

else. Someone says, oh, then the hadith must

01:04:52 --> 01:04:55

be authentic. No. The hadith is not authentic.

01:04:58 --> 01:04:58

But,

01:04:59 --> 01:04:59

for

01:05:00 --> 01:05:02

some people might read Surah Al Waqqah and

01:05:02 --> 01:05:04

they might get rich afterwards.

01:05:05 --> 01:05:07

And some people might read it, and they

01:05:07 --> 01:05:08

never get rich.

01:05:08 --> 01:05:09

What's the point?

01:05:11 --> 01:05:13

So what is the best approach? It's to

01:05:13 --> 01:05:14

read the Qur'an continuously.

01:05:15 --> 01:05:17

Build a relationship with the Quran all the

01:05:18 --> 01:05:20

time. All the time. Surahs that have a

01:05:20 --> 01:05:23

special merit, like surat almulk, read it every

01:05:23 --> 01:05:26

day. As the prophet said, it protects you

01:05:26 --> 01:05:26

from adab alqabr.

01:05:27 --> 01:05:27

Alwaawithat,

01:05:28 --> 01:05:29

ayatulkursi.

01:05:30 --> 01:05:31

These are things that you should read every

01:05:31 --> 01:05:32

day.

01:05:33 --> 01:05:34

I would say other than that, unless there

01:05:34 --> 01:05:37

is a special need for something, so on.

01:05:37 --> 01:05:39

Like those who are affected by black magic,

01:05:39 --> 01:05:40

Surat Al Baqarah, they will need to repeat

01:05:40 --> 01:05:42

it over and over and over again and

01:05:42 --> 01:05:43

reflect on it.

01:05:44 --> 01:05:47

Generally speaking, some things might work with a

01:05:47 --> 01:05:47

person but

01:05:48 --> 01:05:50

might not work with another person. Some people

01:05:50 --> 01:05:51

say, Oh Surah Yaseen,

01:05:52 --> 01:05:54

when I read it, there is something something

01:05:54 --> 01:05:54

happens.

01:05:55 --> 01:05:57

It might work with some people, but not

01:05:57 --> 01:05:58

with other people.

01:05:59 --> 01:06:01

Okay, So with these things that are in

01:06:01 --> 01:06:03

mujjad labaat that people know from experience, people

01:06:03 --> 01:06:05

notice from experience,

01:06:06 --> 01:06:08

you're very cautious. Don't attribute

01:06:08 --> 01:06:09

anything

01:06:11 --> 01:06:12

definitively

01:06:12 --> 01:06:14

to the prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, or

01:06:14 --> 01:06:15

to Allah subhanahu wa sallahu alaihi wa sallam,

01:06:15 --> 01:06:16

about the merit of a sullah,

01:06:16 --> 01:06:19

and it doesn't have to apply universally if

01:06:19 --> 01:06:21

it's just something that worked for someone.

01:06:22 --> 01:06:25

And this is why what happens sometimes people

01:06:25 --> 01:06:27

say, oh, this tikr I did this tikr,

01:06:27 --> 01:06:28

and this is what it gave me. This

01:06:28 --> 01:06:30

is what I got from it.

01:06:30 --> 01:06:32

We might not do the same with others.

01:06:33 --> 01:06:33

So sometimes,

01:06:34 --> 01:06:36

due to your unique circumstances,

01:06:36 --> 01:06:38

something works for you. It might not necessarily

01:06:38 --> 01:06:41

work for others. Okay, questions?

01:06:58 --> 01:07:00

Good. So as Saabikun, is there anything that

01:07:00 --> 01:07:02

sets them apart from others?

01:07:06 --> 01:07:07

From the name itself,

01:07:09 --> 01:07:12

they're always the foremost there, they're always

01:07:12 --> 01:07:13

doing their best

01:07:14 --> 01:07:14

in terms

01:07:15 --> 01:07:17

of they offer their best. From their hearts,

01:07:17 --> 01:07:18

most important,

01:07:18 --> 01:07:21

from their hearts, their sincerity, their love, their

01:07:21 --> 01:07:24

devotion, their fear of Allah, their hope in

01:07:24 --> 01:07:25

Allah, their trust

01:07:25 --> 01:07:26

in Allah,

01:07:26 --> 01:07:29

and all of these acts of worship that

01:07:29 --> 01:07:30

originate in the heart, and then

01:07:31 --> 01:07:33

you know, are reflected outward

01:07:33 --> 01:07:35

in the form of acts of worship.

01:07:36 --> 01:07:36

So

01:07:37 --> 01:07:40

that's the title itself is what defines them.

01:07:40 --> 01:07:42

We don't know of any specific definition that

01:07:42 --> 01:07:44

there are special acts. It's just that they

01:07:45 --> 01:07:46

do better than others.

01:07:48 --> 01:07:49

They outperform

01:07:49 --> 01:07:51

others in worshiping Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, but

01:07:51 --> 01:07:52

not with a focus on externalities.

01:07:53 --> 01:07:54

Because we know the famous statement

01:07:55 --> 01:07:56

about Abu Bakr

01:07:57 --> 01:07:58

I think one of the tabi'in said,

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Abu Bakr did not,

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surpass or

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Yeah. Get ahead of everyone among the companions

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due

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to too many or so many prayers and

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fasts. Although Abu Bakr

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prayed a lot and fasted a lot,

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but that was not the point that set

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him

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or placed him ahead of everyone else.

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But for something that

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was very well established in his heart, something

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took root in his heart, the level of

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iman. So the more taqwa, the more iman,

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the more

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true devotion,

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the more likely a person will be from

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a servant.

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That's it.

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There's no special like

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anything special about that. And that would be

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these are the awliya,

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the close friends of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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And usually, most most of those people are

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people who strive to learn and to do

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tizqiyyah

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properly. Because what is Islam other than

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tizqiyyah and

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Yeah. And is not just purify your heart

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in the common common,

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understanding of people. It's

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the

01:09:18 --> 01:09:19

is

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generosity

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is All of that. Sadaqa is tazkiyah.

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Yeah. Meaning the acts of Bir, the acts

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of righteousness.

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Yeah. So that that that would be it.

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The level of devotion, the level of iman,

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the level of hard work that they put,

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the sacrifice they make for the sake of

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. That's what sets them

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apart.

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Yeah.

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Let me just check if the sisters then

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we'll get back to the brother. Sisters,

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the light is right in my eyes, so

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I don't see anything.

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No hands up?

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Okay.

01:09:54 --> 01:09:55

Yes. The brother over there.

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No. No. Sorry. The Quran as we know

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is what? No. The the way, like, the

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way the order because it was compiled. My

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understanding was compiled.

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Was compiled when and how? It was after

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the product.

01:10:32 --> 01:10:32

When?

01:10:33 --> 01:10:34

Like, I don't know. It was like, they

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said,

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I don't know exactly the time, but my

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understanding was for 5 minutes.

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Okay.

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So how do you think the order at

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the time of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam wants? That's what the question is. Oh,

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that's what you're asking about? Yes. That's what

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I'm asking. Okay. Cool.

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So no. The the the the order of

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the Quran,

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the companions at the time of

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Abu Bakr radiAllahu anhu

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put it in a book

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like in one physical

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book

01:11:16 --> 01:11:18

during the time of Abu Bakr radiAllahu anhu.

01:11:19 --> 01:11:20

But the order of the Quran was always

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the same at the time of the Prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

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So in what order did the companions put

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it in the book,

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in the physical book? The same order that

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the prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam would read

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those surahs and the same order that the

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companions would read those surahs as they picked

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it up from the prophet So

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the order was there.

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It was always there. The companions, for the

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most part, they knew it. They recognized the

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order

01:11:43 --> 01:11:45

and they understood it. But it was just

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put in a physical form during the khilaf

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of Abu Bakr radiAllahu anhu.

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Cool?

01:11:51 --> 01:11:54

That's what happened. Right? Because when we say

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compiled now, there's a lot of room for

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interpretation what they mean by compiled and this

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and that? So it's good to avoid these

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terms that have more than one meaning. You

01:12:04 --> 01:12:06

know? They could be confusing. Yeah.

01:12:07 --> 01:12:08

Yeah.

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Abandoned source of alcohol.

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No. Generally speaking generally speaking,

01:12:35 --> 01:12:36

the the most

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cited number as to

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how often you should read the Quran not

01:12:41 --> 01:12:43

to be someone who has abandoned the Quran

01:12:43 --> 01:12:43

in general

01:12:44 --> 01:12:45

is 30 days.

01:12:45 --> 01:12:46

Some

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stretch it to 40 days.

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Right? But 30 days is the most quoted

01:12:51 --> 01:12:53

by or mentioned by

01:12:55 --> 01:12:57

companions Tabiheen

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and early scholars. So it's better to stick

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to 30

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at least. If you read Surat Al Baqarah

01:13:04 --> 01:13:06

once a month, you're not you haven't abandoned

01:13:06 --> 01:13:07

it.

01:13:07 --> 01:13:09

But we would say for someone who's afflicted

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with some impact,

01:13:11 --> 01:13:11

like

01:13:12 --> 01:13:13

some

01:13:14 --> 01:13:16

jinn issues, sharpeen, etcetera etcetera.

01:13:17 --> 01:13:19

They might wanna emphasize more, like, read more

01:13:19 --> 01:13:20

Surat Al Baqalad

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because now they need

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medicine,

01:13:24 --> 01:13:26

medication. That's a special case.

01:13:26 --> 01:13:27

Yeah.

01:13:28 --> 01:13:30

Yeah. Any other questions,

01:13:30 --> 01:13:31

sisters?

01:13:33 --> 01:13:34

Brothers?

01:13:34 --> 01:13:35

Yes.

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So dhikr of the people of Jannah, everything.

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Now okay.

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There's something we need to clarify.

01:13:58 --> 01:13:59

We

01:13:59 --> 01:14:01

are caught up in words

01:14:01 --> 01:14:04

that we lose realities sometimes.

01:14:04 --> 01:14:05

The terms, sometimes,

01:14:07 --> 01:14:09

become more of a prison that they hold

01:14:09 --> 01:14:10

us back from the meanings,

01:14:12 --> 01:14:14

Although the words are supposed to convey meanings.

01:14:15 --> 01:14:17

So the whole concept of dhikr

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and du'a.

01:14:20 --> 01:14:21

2 important words,

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and When Allah says,

01:14:33 --> 01:14:34

How would we understand it?

01:14:35 --> 01:14:36

Generally speaking.

01:14:37 --> 01:14:39

Mufrasil lahu din sincerely.

01:14:39 --> 01:14:42

Make the religion sincere. What is Fadu'Allah? How

01:14:42 --> 01:14:44

do we understand it? Give me answers.

01:14:46 --> 01:14:47

Call upon Allah, make dua.

01:14:48 --> 01:14:50

Faderullah means to worship Allah.

01:14:51 --> 01:14:51

Why?

01:14:52 --> 01:14:54

Because when you are worshiping Allah, you are

01:14:54 --> 01:14:55

requesting

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for Allah to accept you.

01:14:58 --> 01:14:59

Why

01:14:59 --> 01:15:00

are you praying?

01:15:00 --> 01:15:02

For Allah to accept you, right?

01:15:02 --> 01:15:04

To accept you this prayer from you.

01:15:05 --> 01:15:06

You are turning to Allah,

01:15:07 --> 01:15:07

and

01:15:08 --> 01:15:11

you are requesting something through your actions, through

01:15:11 --> 01:15:12

your attitude.

01:15:12 --> 01:15:14

That's what dua. So this is why the

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scholars

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say a Dua or Dua or Dua or

01:15:18 --> 01:15:19

Dua or Dua or Ibadah.

01:15:20 --> 01:15:22

Dua is 2 times. Dua

01:15:22 --> 01:15:24

you ask Allah, you call upon Allah for

01:15:24 --> 01:15:25

something. Allah give me this.

01:15:26 --> 01:15:27

Dua

01:15:28 --> 01:15:28

of worship.

01:15:29 --> 01:15:31

All of your affairs, all of the acts

01:15:31 --> 01:15:35

of worship are, are an instance of request.

01:15:37 --> 01:15:40

You're turning to Allah asking for something. For

01:15:40 --> 01:15:41

acceptance, for forgiveness,

01:15:42 --> 01:15:44

for guidance, for for

01:15:44 --> 01:15:45

etcetera.

01:15:47 --> 01:15:49

How? Not necessarily in direct speech, but in

01:15:49 --> 01:15:50

your actions,

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in everything you do.

01:15:53 --> 01:15:55

So that's dua. The same thing applies to

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dhikr. Many people think dhikr is just the

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tongue, the tongue, the tongue.

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No.

01:16:02 --> 01:16:04

Dhikr means your heart is mindful of Allah.

01:16:04 --> 01:16:07

What does it mean to be mindful of

01:16:07 --> 01:16:09

Allah? Just say, Oh Allah, Allah, Allah. Just

01:16:09 --> 01:16:10

keep Allah in your mind. No.

01:16:10 --> 01:16:12

When when you are mindful of Allah, your

01:16:12 --> 01:16:15

heart is preoccupied with Allah.

01:16:17 --> 01:16:18

What happens?

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When the heart

01:16:22 --> 01:16:24

when when again, when when the heart is

01:16:24 --> 01:16:25

filled with

01:16:27 --> 01:16:29

the remembrance of Allah.

01:16:30 --> 01:16:33

It moves to Allah with love, with fear,

01:16:33 --> 01:16:34

with hope,

01:16:35 --> 01:16:35

etcetera.

01:16:36 --> 01:16:38

That's dhikr. People think dhikr is just a

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cognitive

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thing. Keep that in your mind. Allah, Allah,

01:16:41 --> 01:16:43

Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

01:16:53 --> 01:16:55

A person in the street who needs help.

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And

01:16:56 --> 01:16:58

you are a person who's mindful of Allah.

01:16:58 --> 01:17:00

What does it mean? It means you know

01:17:00 --> 01:17:02

what you are doing in this life. You

01:17:02 --> 01:17:04

know that Allah created you. This is how

01:17:04 --> 01:17:06

This is the story in the background of

01:17:06 --> 01:17:09

your mind that guides all of your feelings,

01:17:09 --> 01:17:10

actions, thoughts,

01:17:11 --> 01:17:12

decisions, everything.

01:17:13 --> 01:17:14

So this is how you're moving. It's not

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like, okay, let me just remember, Allah created

01:17:17 --> 01:17:19

me, he placed me in this world in

01:17:19 --> 01:17:21

order to make it back for him. That's

01:17:21 --> 01:17:23

technical. That's not how This is not human

01:17:23 --> 01:17:24

nature.

01:17:25 --> 01:17:27

Human nature, when someone is obsessed, let's say

01:17:27 --> 01:17:27

someone

01:17:28 --> 01:17:30

is obsessed with

01:17:31 --> 01:17:32

business

01:17:33 --> 01:17:35

And making, let's say, a fortune.

01:17:35 --> 01:17:38

Wherever they go, this story plays in their

01:17:38 --> 01:17:40

mind and it colors everything around them. So

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the way they behave is as an entrepreneur.

01:17:43 --> 01:17:44

Right? Wherever they go.

01:17:46 --> 01:17:48

They don't have to to sort of think

01:17:48 --> 01:17:49

it up.

01:17:49 --> 01:17:50

They don't have to

01:17:51 --> 01:17:54

invite the thought and then based on that

01:17:54 --> 01:17:57

work out how to how to behave. It's

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embedded. It's internalized

01:17:58 --> 01:18:00

that this is how they behave naturally.

01:18:02 --> 01:18:04

So whenever there's an opportunity, they catch it.

01:18:06 --> 01:18:07

Not necessarily very

01:18:07 --> 01:18:08

conscious, but it's just

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there there are there are so money conscious.

01:18:11 --> 01:18:13

They're so profit conscious

01:18:13 --> 01:18:16

that they are that they can locate any

01:18:16 --> 01:18:16

opportunity

01:18:17 --> 01:18:17

and

01:18:17 --> 01:18:20

and weigh it up if it's if it

01:18:20 --> 01:18:22

looks like a good a good way to

01:18:22 --> 01:18:24

go or not. So the same thing, when

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you remember Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, that means

01:18:27 --> 01:18:29

the story is playing in your heart. I

01:18:29 --> 01:18:31

don't say in your head, it's playing in

01:18:31 --> 01:18:32

your heart all the time. Who you are?

01:18:32 --> 01:18:35

What this world is? Who Allah is? And

01:18:35 --> 01:18:36

every step you take in this life is

01:18:36 --> 01:18:38

literally a step to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

01:18:38 --> 01:18:40

So when you see someone in the street

01:18:40 --> 01:18:41

needing help,

01:18:42 --> 01:18:44

naturally, you don't have to think about it,

01:18:44 --> 01:18:45

it's just

01:18:46 --> 01:18:47

that's an opportunity for good.

01:18:49 --> 01:18:49

Right?

01:18:50 --> 01:18:52

And you don't have to remind yourself, oh,

01:18:52 --> 01:18:54

and Allah loves this. So let me work

01:18:54 --> 01:18:56

out a mathematical equation.

01:18:57 --> 01:18:58

I should do this. Then you go and

01:18:59 --> 01:19:02

no. It's just happened so intuitively, naturally.

01:19:02 --> 01:19:04

If you if you're a person who remembers

01:19:04 --> 01:19:07

Allah, that means you're the story of

01:19:08 --> 01:19:09

this existence

01:19:11 --> 01:19:13

is always playing in your heart. So

01:19:14 --> 01:19:16

the way you perceive every situation around you

01:19:16 --> 01:19:18

is through this story.

01:19:19 --> 01:19:21

So how do you perceive a story or

01:19:21 --> 01:19:23

a scene when someone needs help,

01:19:24 --> 01:19:26

and you are just walking down the street?

01:19:26 --> 01:19:27

You go and help them. You don't have

01:19:27 --> 01:19:28

to

01:19:28 --> 01:19:30

manufacture an intention. This is why people say,

01:19:30 --> 01:19:32

If you do things without intention What do

01:19:32 --> 01:19:35

you mean by without intention? Because if you

01:19:35 --> 01:19:37

are mindful of Allah, everything you do has

01:19:37 --> 01:19:40

intention already embedded in it. You've already done

01:19:40 --> 01:19:41

the groundwork for intention.

01:19:41 --> 01:19:43

You're already in it. You're always in a

01:19:43 --> 01:19:46

state of intention. So when an opportunity comes

01:19:46 --> 01:19:46

about,

01:19:47 --> 01:19:50

it just it just acts out, it plays

01:19:50 --> 01:19:50

out.

01:19:51 --> 01:19:54

That's different. Right? That's the dhikr of Allah.

01:19:54 --> 01:19:55

So when you see a person needs help,

01:19:55 --> 01:19:57

you rush to help them

01:19:58 --> 01:19:59

and that's an act of worship

01:20:00 --> 01:20:02

for you because you are mindful of Allah.

01:20:03 --> 01:20:05

If someone else who's not mindful of Allah

01:20:05 --> 01:20:06

subhanahu wa ta'ala,

01:20:06 --> 01:20:08

and they go and help, they didn't have

01:20:08 --> 01:20:10

an intention, we don't know.

01:20:10 --> 01:20:11

We don't know how much of intention they

01:20:11 --> 01:20:13

had. So that's dhikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa

01:20:13 --> 01:20:14

Ta'ala.

01:20:14 --> 01:20:16

That's the dhikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

01:20:16 --> 01:20:18

It's that you are mindful of Allah and

01:20:18 --> 01:20:20

heart when your heart is mindful of Allah,

01:20:20 --> 01:20:23

it's always moving towards Allah. We said, with

01:20:23 --> 01:20:25

knowledge what comes after knowledge?

01:20:25 --> 01:20:26

Knowledge gives rise to what?

01:20:29 --> 01:20:31

Later on. Action comes later. We said there's

01:20:31 --> 01:20:32

something before.

01:20:33 --> 01:20:34

Yes, intention,

01:20:35 --> 01:20:35

will.

01:20:38 --> 01:20:40

The notion of Allah being in your heart

01:20:40 --> 01:20:42

is not a passive thought

01:20:42 --> 01:20:44

it's a very active thought

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