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Ramadan 2006 – Durban – Day 8

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful, All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala creator nourisher cherishes Sustainer of one and all it all suddenly was Selim Allah hatami nambia evil mousseline, abena Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy as many blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all his companions and all those who have followed him, may Allah make us all from amongst them and our offspring until the day of the AMA.

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Thereafter, my dearest llama, brothers and sisters in Islam and beloved listeners,

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tonight's verses Alhamdulillah very, very interesting verses and I wish to draw a point to ponder for every single one of us. But before I commence with the verses that were recited tonight in sha Allah, I have promised that there were two issues or two verses from last night's recitation that I was going to mention before proceeding. those verses are connected to Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And his argument he had with his father, a young boy grew up in the home of his father who used to according to some of the narrations, carve some idols and sell them and he began to ask his father, what is it that you are selling? You are selling things that people must worship, if they

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want something, they must

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buy this idol and worship it and then they will get what they want. And a person who doesn't have money will not have access to the Lord and so on. young boy began to ask questions. And from this we are taught that to ask questions, is not bad. We need to find answers in Nima Shiva Li Yi.

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Definitely the cure for ignorance is to ask, but we need to know how to ask and when we ask, we should not be biased before we even know the answer. Sometimes we already leaning on to one side, may Allah subhanahu Allah grant us steadfastness upon justice. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam disagreed with the answers given by his father. And his father threatened him. And his father, in fact, ignored him and punished him. And this shows us then what our little children ask questions. If we do not answer those questions, they will probably go and get answers elsewhere. So it is our duty to educate ourselves. Let's not be lazy. And after educating ourselves, we must find answers

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for our own children. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed those children as a responsibility upon our own shoulders. May Allah make it easy for us. Indeed, the days are tough, the times are tough. And there are various issues. In the surroundings. We know that there is an onslaught against Islam, people are asking lots of questions. And they are asking mischievious questions they are trying to contaminate not only the minds of the children, but even the minds of the adults at times. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And the fact that he then looked at the stars and he looked at the moon and he looked at the sun, and he then decided

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that I cannot be worshiping any one of these. He says, What just to watch any any Lady for a summer watching one, honey, Mama and Amina, moo shrieky me, I have turned my face to whomsoever has created the sun, the skies and the earth and whatever lies between it and I am not going to be from amongst those who associate partners with that supreme diety. That is the Abrahamic monotheism. And he began to now argue with his people, his people asked him a question, if you recall last night versus some of the longest meds that are pulled in the Quran was

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his people argued with him and he said, he said to his people, how can you argue with me? about Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Allah has guided me, he is one he is alone. They told him, Don't you fear these idols? They told him, Don't you fear these idols, that something bad might happen? something bad might inflict you because you are damaging the reputation of your forefathers? He answered them with a question. What can you find

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My short to be lahemaa Muna Zb suparna. How can I fear what you are associating in partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala How can I fear these idols, when you are not fearing the supreme creator, whoever created you, nourishes you, cherishes you, protects you, the one you are going to return to, you are not worried and you you cannot fear that supreme deity and you want me to fear these little items that my own father makes and carves and sells. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what he will count Jonah Jimena Ibrahim, Allah to me. That was the argument that we equipped Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam with against his own people. What was the argument? The argument of monetarism, he

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says, I challenge you. I challenge you to worship the one who created you nourishes you, cherishes you, sustains you, protects you, the one whom you shall return to just admit and agree that he is one supreme he has no partner. That's it. And you shall be from amongst those who have submitted. That was his argument, and so many accepted. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us steadfast on monotheism.

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Islam is the only religion that takes very seriously the issue of monetarism. And remember, Chapin's plan shaytans barrage of weapons raid on us on a daily basis where he wants to snatch away from us, this monotheism, we should constantly question ourselves, are we still steadfast on this monotheism? May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us as steadfast. Moving on to tonight's verses Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned in the eighth para or the use of the Quran, about the fact that in every community, there are certain people who will create problems, they will cause problems, like what they did to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In fact, there are two verses Allah subhanho wa

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Taala says

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nikolina been

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shut out.

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In the same way we have kept for every Nabhi enemies from amongst mankind and Jean kind. So this was comforting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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just literally Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told it is not only you whom they were people against, but all the other ambia Allahu wa salatu wa salam, they were people who were against them plotted against them. Men, including Jin, and remove Assyrian have mentioned that men is mentioned before Jin because men is more dangerous than Jin chahatein the shouting of men are more dangerous than the shouting of jinn. And we will get to how and why inshallah in tonight's verses and another verse Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What can

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be wrong oh god me honey, um, COO,

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COO,

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coo coo coo Mama.

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In the same way, not only against the NBA, but every single nation, every single community will have some of the people who have power and clout in that community, who will plot and plan the downfall of their own community at times. And Allah says, they should remember that that planning and plotting will only damage them and nobody else. In one verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah He must close save in

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the evil plot. And the evil plan is not deserving of anyone but the one who planned and plotted himself. Remember, Allah has written the tequila of everyone. So if someone is planning to harm you, and that harm is not written for you, it was in the taqdeer of that particular person that really and truly that harm will affect them adversely and negatively, and possibly and probably go down into their progeny and their offspring. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us very dangerous to actually plan and plan and plot against others. When Allah subhanho wa Taala has really decided who will get what and what success each person will see. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us strong.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of

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other issues that are haram and he begins by saying, do not commit Zina. Do not engage in sherek. Do not go out and usurp the wealth of orphans.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say do not kill your own offspring, fearing poverty or in poverty. There are two verses that we have heard in the Quran, one in this Jews and the other in the 15th. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Allah choco to know

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mean in la

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luna Rosa Oh como II

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Do not kill your offspring

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because of poverty, we will grant you and we will also grant them. And in another verse, Allah says, Do not kill your offspring, fearing poverty.

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or not, no, no Zuko home was

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a person who is fearing poverty is not poor. So Allah says, in that case, no, Nora Zuko whom will come we will grant them your offspring and we will also keep you on the level that you are in an even better. And in the verses that were read tonight, Allah says, Do not kill your offspring because of poverty, you are already poor. So Allah says no, no come home. We will grant you as well as them. This is just a tip for those who fall. At times we are confused, when is it home and when is it come? We should know that all this? There is a plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala always there is a method of memorizing the Quran. May Allah subhanahu wa Allah make it easy for all of us. And then

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Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a very, very powerful verse, a powerful verse that I'm sure we are all well aware of. One day Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seated with his companions and he drew a square. And from one part of the square, he drew a line going to the other part within the square and then it jutted out the line jutted out outside the square.

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In fact, he drew a straight line and on the sides of the straight line, he drew separate lines, little lines on either side of the straight line. And he told us a habit of 11 Do you know what this is? And they responded saying it is aligned His messenger who know best he read this verse, while

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most akima

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wala tabios sabula Fatah Sato kabhi Kuma sabini this is indeed the straight path, the straight path. So follow it, this is the straight path of mine. So follow it and do not follow the side paths or you will be led astray. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not lead us astray one narration says on every path, there is a shaytan which goes towards it on every wrong path. There is a shapen which calls towards it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us all from these shots in the first narration that I was mentioning to you the one about the square. That is in fact about the hopes of men and the planning of men. We also lost a lot of money you SLM says, This is men,

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men's agile, the Agile meaning the timeframe the life of men is like the square that I have drawn, he says that as for the line that comes from one side of the square to the other and goes beyond that line is actually the planning of men, the hopes and aspirations of men. They go far beyond the person's life. The life comes to an end and planning goes far beyond how many of us in fact, almost all of us, we don't know when we are going to die. Every single one of us does not know when we are going to die. And we've always planned what we are going to do tomorrow. May Allah subhanho wa Taala at least make us plan for the day we are going to meet him that he can be happy with us and we can

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have a little bit to put forward on that day. Through His mercy inshallah. He will grant us Jenna, then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of

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the fact that the people of Porsche and the kuffaar of Makkah, they used to use several excuses. And even some of the people who have not yet accepted Islam, in Al Madina, munawwara they used to use excuses and any excuse to stay away from Islam

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was good enough for them. The reason is Islam came with lots of rules and regulations, rules and regulations to to purify men to make men more human than animal. So they began to say no, the Jews got a book. The Christians got a book. Now when it comes to us, what are we getting and Allah subhanho wa Taala

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revealed verses to say, don't use that, that as an excuse. Allah says

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we'll have kita bona

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fide

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Hola Hola, como hi moon. This is the blessed book that we have revealed. So follow it, follow it and fear Allah subhanho wa Taala so that mercy can descend upon you

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Taku in

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New Zealand kita voila

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codina in

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Sydney, we do not want you to come up and to say tomorrow that the books were revealed to the two groups before us, the Jews and the Christians, and we did not even know what was revealed to them. We did not know we were not taught what was revealed to them. And we do not want you also to say that a book was not revealed to us Had it been revealed to us we would have been more

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rightly guided than them. otaku.

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Allah Allah in Ankita boo.

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We do not want you to say that had a book been revealed to us, we would have been more rightly guided to them, we have revealed the book to you. Now let us see how many of you are going to adopt and obey May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us and our offspring from amongst those whom, when the verses of the Quran are read to us, we can adopt and obey without questioning even if we are weak. Let's not justify our weaknesses. We must acknowledge them. But we must not try and say that no Islam permits this and that just because it's our weakness, rather we work on it and eradicate it and come on to the straight path and we will find the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and

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Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a very important verse that I've mentioned many times regarding a good deed being multiplied by 10. I just want to raise one point about it and we will continue into the next era inshallah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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Bill has energy fella, show.

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Whoever comes with a good deed, Allah subhanho wa Taala did not say whoever does a good deed. Camila hasn't eaten, or Allah hasn't eaten. No, he says, Man,

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Bill has energy, the one who comes on the day of the AMA, with his good deed intact. We will multiply it by 10. Why? Because it is 10 times more difficult to protect your deed after you have engaged in it than to do the deed itself to come up into the Salah is not extremely difficult. But now you've got Salah you are holding it at adullam and roofless Do you know who is the one who is bankrupt? He gave his Salah away before he died when he died and he came on the day of the AMA the Salah was not with him. Why? Yeah t waka de cada Sahaja Shahada, kala mala hada he he comes and he has cheated that one deceive that one eaten the wealth of that one bag bitten about that one slammed

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that one. So he Salah is gone is the chi is gone. In that case, there is no multiplication by 10.

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The multiplication by 10 is only and solely for those who have done the deed, protect it, look after it and involve in their own lives without being involved in the lives of others, and then get to the day of the AMA with that deed intact Alhamdulillah for that person, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make myself and yourselves all that particular person. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us our books on the right hand, I mean, so remember, it is 10 times more difficult to do a meaning to protect the deed than to just do it. So when we have done our deeds shaitan wants to spoil them. And shaytan wants to come to us and take these deeds away. We should not allow that to happen. Now let us move

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on to a very, very interesting Surah Surah to us. And today I'd like to raise a point that I myself learned very recently.

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Do you know that in Surah, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned systematically of the creation of men, initial creation of men, and thereafter he believes and what he believes he did to other mother is salatu wa sallam, he gave him naseeha he gave him advice. While Kasama Houma in Nila Kuma meenan

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he told other men Hawa I swear, I swear again and again that I am a sincere advisor to you and giving you sincere advice in Nila Kumar lemina NASA, I am for you for the two of you a sincere advisor. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mentioned that look, he also claimed he was an advisor, he gave the wrong advice. and thereafter Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention in fact, he addresses boo Adam, and he tells them Look, do not let shaytan trap you the same way.

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He trapped Adam and hawala has Salatu was Salam. Aleikum? Wa Salatu was Salam. How is shaytan going to come to us to tell us to eat from the forbidden fruit or to tell us that he is an advisor? Let me inform you, in community and society, they are shayateen in the form of human beings, and sometimes even in the form of our own friends. They give us wrong advice intentionally knowing that we are the mischief makers, but we don't want our faces and our names to come up in the front. Let us use a B and C, we will go to them and tell them listen exactly what shaytan said. We are sincere advisors go up, make the noise and we are behind you. Yes. So what happens we are used then, and we come up we

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make the noise on behalf of the main beliefs. And then what happens when the downfall comes. Then it's asked, Where did they go? They ran away, like shaytan ran away. That is what Allah says, Don't allow that to happen to you. How many of us are guilty? Honestly, speaking, of allowing ourselves to be used by others. They tell you know, go and tell that person this Well, why don't you go? You've got a mouth. You've got two eyes and a nose just like mine. You go Why do you want to use me? Is this a transplant as well? Another thing is when shaytan gave advice shaitan gives advice normally to fulfill one's bubbling and bursting desire inside. Be careful. Islamic advice is normally to

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control. Islamic advice is normally to put more rules and regulations in your life. That is genuine advice. Someone you want to burst out shout and scream and someone says hang on Keep quiet. That person is more genuine than a person who says Yes, go you've got the right to speak, go speak. Do you see the difference? Let me tell you immediately after that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of Jenna and Johanna and the people have gender identity. Now we've interpreted these verses the last time I was here we our last panel what Allah says that the people of gender will call out to the people of john them to say what just in our modern era buena haka we found what our ABA has

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promised us to be the truth. Have you found what your bear has promised you to be the truth? And they will say, Yes, we have. And after some time, they will call out to the people of Genoa, meaning the people of jahannam will call out to the people of gentlemen saying, please call on us water or pour on us any form of liquid anything that Allah has given you just pour it on us. And they will say in Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah has prohibited any liquid or any water, or any goodness on those who have disbelieved and who have landed themselves in the fire of Johanna. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us thereafter systematically. Allah makes mention of Prophet after prophet every time and I want you to memorize what I'm about to say.

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Every time the story of any prophet is repeated in the Quran, it is repeated for a different reason. Every time the story of a prophet is repeated in the Quran, it is repeated for a different reason, hunt and find out and you will see today in these verses, this is the first time Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking in a little bit of detail about the messages of the messengers. It is due to highlight the naseeha naseeha he spoke about the nasi how he believes now he's speaking about the nussey how Allah is salat, wa salam ala salatu wa salam

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o hola como he says, No honey salatu wa sallam he actually made mention, he says, while on savola comm I am the one who is advising you to do a b c we know the call of the messengers. On one side, we saw what he believes said he also said he also says anila come now second, I mean, he believes said anila come now see, I mean, I am an advisor to you. And your ally saying wait, I think there were other advisors that also came. Let's see who is more correct. What is their advice? What type of advice do they give? That is why I said he believes and the satanic advice is to fulfill what is bubbling in you. You want to eat from the tree, okay, go ahead, eat from the tree. That is satanic

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advice. But the Islamic advice to put control to put tabs to make you and me a human being. Allah says look at what know how a salatu salam told his people. He also says

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I am an advisor to you. Look at what houde Allah is Salatu was Salam says, He says, an Allah cannot see me I am also advising you. Allah is showing us every Nabhi said I am advising you and the other advisor who is pleased always comes in advises us in quiet and in silence in our minds and our hearts and our blood. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from the wrong advisors. Sometimes even physically, people are wrong advisors. We need to ask ourselves

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Whom am I getting my advice from? Especially even in marriage, sometimes you have a marriage that has broken down to a certain extent, people who come in and say, fix him, fix her, do this, do that. And those things are dangerous. Those are not genuine people. Those are the

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those are the beliefs as of today. But those who tell you listen, you can do more. Why don't you control your mouth? Why don't you come? Why don't you do this? Why don't you do more? Why don't you do what is in your hands and so on? Those are your genuine friends. They want to see you happy in life. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us to solve our medical problems. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala helped bring the married couples of the umatilla Allahu alayhi wa sallam together. Remember if your intention is to solve a low open the door, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant the solutions thereafter Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of sila Halle salatu wa sallam, he told his people

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fatawa LAN Houma Kalia Camila to come Risa Manasa Tula Kamala Kamala to him Boonen

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he says when he went away from his people when the punishment came, he said, Look, didn't I advise you? I was an advisor to you, but you didn't like anyone to advise you in a manner that you disliked. So advice, sometimes he's actually bitter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. And in tomorrow's verses, we will see also, how shall I bother his salatu salam also told these people that I am an advisor to you, I have advised you I've given you advice, but you don't like those who advice How can I then regret regarding those who do not want to take heed? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding So in a nutshell, as I mentioned, every time the stories of

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the ambia Allahi wa salatu wa sallam are repeated in the Quran, they are for a different reason. In tonight's verses, one of the reasons I'm not saying it is the only reason one of the reasons is to show a comparison between the different advisors. Now see how he believes on one side and not see how hold the others on one side and Allah subhanho wa Taala says Be careful Oh man, do not allow yourself to fall in the trap that your forefathers fell into open your eyes see the road everything is clear for you put

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rules and regulations on yourself that I have placed accept them adopt them and you will find success if you do not want to accept them and adopt them. Where then do you expect success? Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us the road to gender and we are facing in the other direction. Where are we going? We are never going to get to where we are heading. In fact even when it comes to the roads when we want to make a journey. Each one of us looks at the map and we make sure the one is heading in that direction is that we am going okay stick to it. If I make one wrong turn we all know how it feels.

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And 1020 kilometres later we come back onto the straight pass May Allah subhanho wa Taala in the same way that we are so concerned when we are going from point A to point B to look at the maps we have the Quran that is our map book, getting to Jenna. If we would like to get to Jenna follow that that route and make sure that we don't go astray if we have let's get back to the straight path before it is too late. Also Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad to handle all your homies who panic alarm or behenic a shadow Allah Allah hi Lance anastasiou karna to break