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My brothers and sisters, Allah asks us to hammer home to Allah to travel the earth, looking at what has happened to the previous nations, in order for us to take heed and to learn a lesson. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also instructs us to read about the previous nations. Therefore, in the Quran, in many places he has told he has told us about the previous nations, what they were involved in the messengers that came to them what exactly those messengers said how the response was, and the time they were given thereafter, the type of punishment that they received. And Allah says, All these stories have in them lessons for those with sound intellect. In the same way, Allah says, if you

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were to travel the land, you will see people whom we've destroyed before you, they had more than you, they were much more powerful than you don't think for a moment that Allah is incapable of dealing with you. Now, I know this might sound harsh to some, but it is necessary as a reminder, and Allah subhanho wa Taala is simply trying to bring us closer to him in many different ways, giving us the reminders of being good. The reminders of obeying instruction, as well as staying away from prohibition, what would happen if we were to leave the instructions or engage in the prohibitions, and what happened to those in the past, who did not obey? So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in

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verse number six, as well as in fact, verse number six and 11 of this particular Surah Surah Al anon. Allah says, Allah May Allah will come

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calling him calling him makan, whom fill up a melanoma Killa comm Do they not see how many of the previous generations we have destroyed before them

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whom we had actually given much more than what we had given them? Subhana Allah, and then Allah says, Allah zero will be from God, okay for people to look at VB say, travel on the earth, and then see what has happened to those who belied us Subhana Allah, I think this is something important because when we read the stories of the previous nations, as much as there is a warning within them, there is a sense of comfort that justice does prevail. There is a sense of comfort for those who are oppressed, that oppression does not last. Take a look at the Prophet Noah, the prophet Abraham, the prophet Ishmael, and all of these is married to his Salah May peace be upon them all. Ibrahim Alayhi

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Salam in the Arabic language. Take a look at Musa Moses May peace be upon him What happened? How was the pharaoh destroyed? In all of these stories, there is comfort, comfort for those who are being wronged and oppressed, that you know what the Almighty is punishment is definitely real. He has done it in the past and he will do it in the future. But at the same time, the warning is for us to if you are an oppressor, if you are creating crises in the lives of those who are innocent, Subhan Allah, you need to know Allah subhanho wa Taala will only give you a short time after which he will catch up with you. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us a lesson from all angles, like I say

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comfort for those in crisis and a warning for those who are creating crises. May Allah subhanho wa Taala truly bless every single one of us.