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Qur’an Class Harare, Verse 40

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The speakers discuss the use of words to describe actions and behavior, including the importance of knowing what comes next and not giving up on one's weaknesses. They also emphasize the need for people to be mindful of their actions and not give up on their weaknesses, as it can lead to negative consequences. The speakers emphasize the importance of working hard to earn rewards and being a good person to receive bonuses.

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Salatu was Salam

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ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi as mahina Baba.

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My dear is mothers and sisters these are beautiful verses of surah to subset

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Mashallah, we have these short versus full of power full of meaning. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it quite clear that those who have served him in this dunya will definitely be achieving much in the life after death. So those who have served him in this world, gone through all the tests and the trials that he has placed in our lives, we would then be from amongst those mela makers from them, who deserve the eternal bliss and paradise. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent to us so many reminders telling us to abstain from bad company, evil company, those who are calling us towards that which is evil, stay away from them and as a result you will be able to achieve a lot in the in

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terms of goodness in this world as well as

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In the Iraq War in the life after death, so last week after having gone through a little bit of the punishment, and Allah says that he will tell them

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those who transgressed and this believed that you will be the tasters of the painful punishment and you will not be recompensed except for what you used to do. When the exception is made, and that's where we started from this week. Allah says, but not the chosen servants of Allah, those who are the chosen servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For them, there is a different provision, there is a different thing prepared, there is a different outcome. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says those will have a provision determined fruits and they will be honored, or forms of fruit, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of many types of food in the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala here just makes

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mention of the term follow up again, meaning different types of fruit. And Allah subhanho wa Taala here, by saying fruit, he means anything that is tasty and delicious. Anything that you would like to consume, anything that you'd like to have all that will be yours, because whilst you were in this world for a few years, you stayed away from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala had asked you to stay away from, there will come a day when there is nothing that you will have to stay away from that Allah says these fruits, they will be and the people who will be eating these fruits are benefiting from them will be in Gardens of Pleasure.

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on thrones facing one another, you will see who you want to see you will be with whom you want to be with you and so on and so forth. So in the in gentlemen, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it quite clear that each person who

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is in paradise will get whatever they want whatever they want. So whatever crosses your mind, that's the only condition is it must cross your mind, it will cross your mind if anything crosses your mind, it's yours if it does not cross your mind, what you haven't lost out at all, because it did not cross your mind in any way. Whatever does cross your mind, you will definitely have it. And this is why we always tell you know the women and the men, men, people who say, look, only what is for men is mentioned in the Quran and so on. Well for women is that which is equivalent for women is that which is equivalent in their own way and for them to is whatever they wish and desire on

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condition that they do wish it and desire it. They're not here. So for me here in the dunya to say when I go to Jelena, I'm going to ask for this and for that, and when I go to jail, now this will happen. And that will happen. Yes, I will get all of that on condition that when I do go to jalna, I need to think of it again.

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From now I cannot say when I go to general, this is what will happen. And that's what will happen, you know, so when I need to get there and this is why we always tell people worry about getting there, don't start fighting about what there is, is not there. Because once you get there you will find whatever you want will be yours man not granted to us. So Allah says you work hard for a few years, stay away from certain things for a few years, try your best to fulfill the commands that I have laid down and in return, I will give you eternal bliss, wherein you will have whatever you desire forever and ever. So Allah says they will be on thrones facing one another, they will be

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circulated amongst them a cup of wine from a flowing spring.

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Now the term wine here, what does it refer to?

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You know the biblical term wine when they say Jesus drank wine and so on the wines actually refers to pure fruit juice, that is the original meaning of the term wines, the wine that which is squeezed out of the fruits. And later on, they use that exact word to refer to that which was left out or it was left to ferment and it created or it became that which had intoxication in it. So now when you say wine, people think of that which has a bit of, you know, a tweak to it, it has a little bit of a intoxicating factor to it, whereas the original meaning of wine, has no intoxication it the wines that are mentioned in the Bible, or should I say in the Old Testament and so on, those are referring

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to the fruit juices what intoxicating wines, and this we know from a fourth time and even those who have studied Christianity, Judaism in detail will confirm this May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from changing scriptures and may protect us from changing interpretations of scriptures. Just to suit us May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness. So Allah says they will be circulated amongst them a cup of wine from a flowing spring. So this is something unimaginable. There'll be a flowing spring of fruit juice, that which is a mixture of what you desire, what you desire. And and in the

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A cup will be circulated, white and delicious to the drinkers white meaning the fruit juice will be white. Now imagine if I were to offer you fruit juice that is white some of you might think well this is a form of a banana maybe because a lot of the fruit juices we know are not white in color, they perhaps are different in color, this will be white, and Allah says no bad effect is there in it.

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Now, when we extract fruit juices, even if you live in orange juice a little while on a table, it starts fermenting very slowly, you will have naught point naught naught 1% naught point naught naught 2% alcohol in it in a short space of time because of the effect of the surroundings on it. And it starts fermenting slowly but surely, and if you were to leave it overnight, even if it was in a fridge, you would still have a very, very small percentage of alcohol. and thereafter, what would happen is when that percentage becomes a little bit bigger, it becomes prohibited because, for Colleen who haraam the hottie says that which intoxicates you in large quantities, even a little bit

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of it will be haram will be prohibited. So in this particular case, Allah says these juices and wines will not will have no bad effect, nothing at all. No intoxication in it whatsoever. No from it, will they be intoxicated? is he so there is no bad effect, it won't have a funny smell. Sometimes when a fruit juice is slightly off, you know how it smells? Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that will not be the case with the juices and the wines of Jenna. nor will it be from amongst those drinks that intoxicated those who drink them. And Allah says, and with them will be women, limiting their glances with large beautiful eyes. These are some of the descriptions of the women of

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gender. And a lot of the times I know we're speaking to women today, the women begin to feel a little bit despondent. And they say, well, what's there for us, like I said for you is that which is equivalent, that which is equivalent, and that which you desire, and will and wish and people ask, well, will I be with the same husband? Will I not be all those questions, to be honest with you, as much as people have answered them, they become totally irrelevant when you think of the fact that you get what you desire and want when you are there. So when you are there, you can desire and want what you want and like and desire, and you will have it What's the point of discussing and debating

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and arguing. The only thing is we've got to work to get there. Because sometimes in our debate and discussion, we become so despondent that we stop working to want to get there, and I want to be learned from the shaman. and thereafter we find ourselves at loss at loss. And this is why Yes, as much as we would all like to know what there is, none of us will be able to comprehend exactly what there is, until we get there not a single one of us who is existence today will be able to explain to you explicitly what there is in Paradise, the only thing we can do is tell you what revelation contains. And that too is only drawing it closer to the human mind which is extremely small and

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extremely limited in comparison to that which we would be having on that particular day or in paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us paradise may make us from those who really have what we desire and will, in that particular beautiful place, and that Allah grant us the living there forever and ever. So this is why my mothers and sisters as much as we hear beautiful descriptions of the whole, remember that Allah will grant you a loftier rank than those who and Allah will grant you whatever you wish. So much so that let your mind wander right now and anyway. And whenever you think about it, and say insha Allah, I'll get that. And the fact that you have allowed your mind to wander

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to wonder, as to you know, what you can choose when you get there and so on that itself should make you more steadfast upon the fulfillment of the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So one of the reasons why paradise has been described is solely to make us more steadfast to make us look forward to it. Some people when Hell is described, they start fulfilling their duties to Allah because they get worried. And some people when Paradise is described, they start fulfilling their duties unto Allah because they have hope. And some people they just love Allah subhanho wa Taala so much that they fulfill the duties unto Allah subhanho wa Taala even without knowing deep details of what is

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going to be in heaven or hell May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from janome and hell and may He make us from those who earn paradise in general. So Allah says

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those limiting their gazes limiting their glances would mean that they are modest, you know, they look at their mates alone, they would not. Many a time you find human beings are generally very possessive. So when you see your spouse looking elsewhere, you become very jealous. So Allah says these women have Jelena will not even give that opportunity to their, their mates to be jealous of them because, or anyone else because they won't even be looking

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in another direction. So Allah says, as if they were delicate eggs, well protected. Now this is, this is a description of bale meaning eggs are very, very delicate you see how you'd look after eggs if you ever noticed the boxes, if you want the strongest box, you must take a look at the boxes that they cut that they cut the eggs in, you know, the cartons that are used to cut eggs from point A to point B are probably the strongest. So this is some description that Allah subhanho wa Taala has used obviously, we could go deeper into it, but it describes the delicacy, meaning not delicacy as in terms of that which you're going to eat but delicate as in that which is fragile, Allahu Akbar,

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it looks fragile, it is fragile. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who achieve a lot of goodness in the dunya as well as the archaea.

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Then Allah says, and they will approach one another inquiring of each other. Now who's going to approach one another, the people of gentlemen,

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you know, we've stopped at the description now of the whole, and so on. And we are now carrying on verse number 50, is now speaking about the discussion between those who will be in paradise. So they will approach one another inquiring of one another, a speaker from amongst them will say, indeed, I had a companion on Earth. Now they're talking about the company that some of them had in the dunya. So say, for example, we happen to meet in gentlemen in Paradise, and we meet each other and then one of us says, You know, I had a friend when I was in when I was on Earth, I had a friend. So this is what is being spoken about. So a speaker from amongst them will say, indeed, I had a companion on

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Earth, who would say to me, are you indeed from those who believe that when we have died and become Dustin bowls, that we will be recompensed, we will be resurrected, and our deeds are going to be taken account of. I used to have a friend who's to say that this is what the person will say, or the term friend is not used. It's just a companion.

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Someone who used to be with me, someone who used to tell me this, so they used to ask me this question. Now, this is a powerful, powerful point that is being raised, that in this world, a lot of people will question you, they question your belief, they question you about the life after death. They don't want to adopt the commands of Allah, they think that life is all about enjoyment, and you watch everyone else just enjoying and doing as they please. And yet we keep on believing and we keep on trying our best to adopt the commands that Allah subhanho wa Taala has laid down. And amazingly here Allah is saying that when the people get to paradise, the people of Paradise will be

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remembering that you know, we had a friend or we had someone who used to keep on bombarding us with these questions, had we listened to them, we would have probably been at a loss. So let's look at what Allah says. Allah says he will say,

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Would you care to look? Which means Do you want to see? Do you want to try and look where this person is? This person who kept on trying to lead you astray? Would you like to have a peek where they are, and he will look and see him in the midst of hellfire. Allah protect us, Bad Company, evil company, Allah says, such a such people will have the opportunity to look at those who tried to lead them astray. But they did not allow themselves to be led astray by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala they remain steadfast. And this is why some people in the form of friends in the form of companions will always come to me and you and always tell you, you know what, are you doing this

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for? You too young to read Salah? Why should you pray? You're still not even 20? Come on, man. Why do you have to cover yourself? You know, you've got lovely hair, it's beautiful. It's the best from all of us. Why don't you just show it for a while? Yeah, when you get to about 5060 you can start covering it, you know, those type of statements you will have to hear them from people. And unless is the reason why these verses are in the Koran is a guiding light for me and you to say there will be people who will be telling us things, watch out how you react to them, and how you respond to their call and how you respond to their questions. So Allah says, He will say would you care to look

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and then he will look and see him so the person who's talking will have the opportunity to look over and see him in the midst of hellfire.

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And Allah Subhana Allah says, He will say, by Allah, you almost ruined me who is talking the person in Paradise is talking to the person of Hellfire, saying, Do you know what? You almost ruined me. If it was not for the favor of my Lord, I would have been from amongst those brought into the hell as well.

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You see what we were saying moments ago.

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It is the favor of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah that protects people. This is why whenever we need to look in Fatiha concentrate on the term in a cell autonomous stepping guide me guide us to the street

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We are asking the owner of guidance for guidance. And this is why we need to open it has so many times your Salah is invalid unless you have read sudo to Fatiha. Subhan Allah. So this is my mothers and sisters a reminder from Allah subhanho wa Taala this man will be so happy, and he will look at the other one who is in hellfire. And then he's going to say, had it not been for the favor of Allah upon me, I would have been from amongst those who were brought into the hell as well.

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Then, are we not to die, except for our first death and we will not be punished. Indeed, this is the great attainment. Now what is this all about? This is all about death. You only die once after that there is no death. So after this life, there is just one death. You die at once and everything is over. After that, when we are resurrected, we go into Jelena May Allah protect us from Johanna we go into paradise May Allah protect us from hellfire. and thereafter there is no death. So Allah says, this was the only death that you tasted, after that it's over now forever and ever you dwell in this bliss in this goodness, may Allah granted to us and Allah says, These people will be saying, indeed,

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this is the great attainment great achievement, huge achievement in other law who will falls we'll have him this is indeed the great success for the life of this let the workers on earth work. Do you know what that means? Let me see Hadar folia Medina, Ramadan, those who want to work hard let them work hard for this for paradise. You want to work hard. Yes, work hard to achieve paradise. This is why my mothers and sisters every time we say that we've worked hard Mashallah on learning so many things that will help us in this world people know us as Mashallah the best in this in the best in that and the top cook and the best chef and this and that in the best of whatever, Mashallah, we're

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not saying that's bad. Not at all. Well done. Congratulations, Subhana Allah, but ask yourself have I worked a little bit harder to earn the goodness of the asherah the life after death to earn paradise because Allah says if you really want to work you really want to toil you really want to use your effort and energy that we gave you, we gave you that effort and energy or the the ability to engage in certain things in order that you would prepare for paradise? How much have you prepared for it?

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And I love to look at it in a certain way. May Allah forgive us all for our shortcomings, but my mothers and sisters every time you do a good deed, consider it packing away a payment towards paradise. So read salado fudger packed away a payment it's like you just went into the bank and deposited money. Here we're talking of a different type of bank altogether. You entered into a you went into the bank, you deposited something you came out, me and yourself and I we need to make a payment for gender. Gender is not free, obviously solely by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we are taught to work hard towards it. So say for example, the price of Ghana is $100 million.

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For example, just for example, when I read my Salatu budget I've packed away $10,000 gone I read my goal another $10,000 I dressed appropriately another $20,000 I stayed away from gossip. Oh, that's about 1 million I think so Panama payment amazing. I protected myself from slander, it's another 2 million 3 million SubhanAllah. Before you know it, your 100 million is set by the will of Allah so Allah gives you a light, everything you do consider it a payment towards your paradise. Then when you miss your skeletal, fragile, it's a payment 10 million minus 10 million. It's just an example I'm giving obviously. So now your payment is gone. And when you walked out, semi naked Whoa, that's

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another payment maybe 500,000 or a million gone from your account. So now you got to work back again. doba tell about what it does is it just recompenses you replenishes the amount that's how I love looking at it because it keeps me focused everything I do good. I tell myself yeah Allah and I say to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah I thank you for giving me the chance to pack away so much. I please can you keep it for me and ensure that it's there for me, through your mercy Allah through your mercy, let it be there for me. And then whenever I do something that is not befitting or something that I should not be doing. And I make Toba to Allah Allah forgive me Allah, this thing

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won't happen again by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Let it not be a means of me losing so much that I've packed away from my paradise Allahu Akbar. Remember when you help other people, that is like a huge bonus when you help people these are bonuses you know, meaning you can do so many extra things. You give someone a lift you call someone and tell them a good word, you make people feel hopeful, you give them courage, you draw them towards Allah, step by step analysis, hang on. For every cent they're going to get. You're also going to get some you're going to get the equivalent amount so if you encourage someone to read Salah, taught them how to read Quran every time they read

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You you're packing away so much uh, once you've got your 100 million to earn paradise, guess what happens? You start amassing more and more and your level in paradise begins to go higher and higher, until you get to such a high level that Allahu Akbar, Allah can grant you the level of the prophets and the martyrs and so on. That is not impossible. Allah subhanho wa Taala can resurrect us with the likes of those May Allah do that to us. I mean, so it's very, very interesting how Allah subhanho wa Taala has actually worded this and has actually told us this discussion between the people of Paradise or some of those of Paradise and some of those have had. And Allah says, Well, for the

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light of this, let the workers on earth work. When Allah says, is paradise, not a better accommodation? Or the Tree of

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Life asking a question, which would you like? Would you like paradise? Or would you like the tree of boom? What is the tree of booms a boon is a tree in jahannam and parrot in hell, and it is a very dangerous tree. So Allah says, indeed, we have made it a torment for the wrongdoers. Indeed, it is a tree issuing from the bottom of the Hellfire, it's emerging fruit, as if it were the heads of the devils. That means that the fruit looks ugly. And that will be the food of the people of Hellfire or some of the food. And Allah says And indeed, they will eat from it and fill it and fool with it their bellies. And Allah says then indeed, they will have after it a mixture of scalding water, hot

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boiling water, then indeed, their return will be to the hellfire. Indeed, they found their father's a stray. So they hastened to follow their footsteps. We need to stop here for a minute. Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing the people of Hellfire, the tree of whom, how dangerous it is, how ugly The fruit is, how bubbling and boiling and everything it will be as they consume and drink, and how it will cut up their bellies and their intestines and so on. And all this was just because what happened, they just followed their forefathers in the wrong behavior and beliefs that they had. So from this, we learned that every one of us it is compulsory upon us to question what our forefathers

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did. You have to do you know why you are alone in your grave? You will be alone when you are answering to Allah, do not be fooled that you're going to be with somebody else. And your father will come and say, You know what, don't worry, he was following me she was following me It's okay. And allow, say Subhana Allah, the two will not be able to help each other. So all this is in order for us to realize how compulsory it is for us to question what our forefathers have taught us. If we find it to be correct, we will follow it not because they taught it to us, but because we found it to be correct. And if we find it to be wrong, we throw it out of the nearest window. It's over. So

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sometimes you find forefathers worshipping graves and saints and trees and so on and engaging in innovation, and doing so much in terms of wrong things. And sometimes following different things and worshipping other gods and deities and visiting witch doctors and so on. All that is part of those who will be drinking from the womb and eating from it. Allah says no question. If it's wrong, it's wrong to not do it. Turn away from it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So Allah says, in the home info about a home Pauline, they found their father's a stray for whom Allah fit him your own. And yet they were so hasty in following the footsteps that were astray. They kept on following so

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you know, when people say, look, who is this man to come and tell us something different when we've learned from our forefathers that this is how we're supposed to be doing things? Well, that is such a foolish statement.

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It is mentioned more than four places in the Quran

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regarding forefathers and the danger of following forefathers blindly just like that, blindly meaning you don't even they calling you towards evil towards bad your forefathers look at Ibrahim alayhis salam, he told his own father he says, Yeah,

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Me, me, me, me,

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He says all my father, knowledge has come to me that did not come to you. So follow me. I will guide you to the right path. And he was a young boy. So he met him from amongst us how can we allow the ignorance and deviance of our forefathers just to lead us and we have the guidance in front of us. This is why do not be frightened to change bad ways, habits wrong beliefs when it comes to you having a

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attain and achieve the correct knowledge from its correct sources. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us. We are very fortunate Mashallah, that in our case, in most cases, our forefathers have had,

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you know much goodness and hamdulillah that we've learned from but sometimes you will find errors you will find fault, you will find certain mistakes, you don't just follow the mistakes, you excel beyond them, you improve yourself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us improvement. And this is why even Allah subhanho wa Taala says in another place in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says that when people are called towards goodness, they are quick to say, well, we're not going to follow the new things that you've come with, because we found our forefathers doing something and we are going to keep on following what they had been following. So Allah says, What if they were misguided,

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they say even if they were misguided so what stokfella those type of statements are definitely not befitting a true believer, because as I say, you are answerable for your own your own deeds to Allah, yourself and direct. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, indeed, they found their forefathers astray or their fathers astray. So they hasten to follow in their footsteps. And they had already strained before them, most of the former peoples,

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they will already astray and they had been strained by those same fathers of this. And we had already sent amongst them Warner's we had already sent amongst them Warner's, Allah says to every nation we send Warner's every community, someone comes to warn them, to tell them to turn back to Allah, to tell them how to turn back to Allah to remind them of going back to what Allah has revealed. Subhana Allah, so Allah says, and even in the past, we had already sent amongst them Warner's, then look at how was the end of those boom we want. Take a look.

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Allah says those whom we want, have a peek and see what has happened. Subhan Allah, we want them. They did not take heed. And now they were destroyed completely you can see that they were destroyed, but you do not learn a lesson from it.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and the exception of all this, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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Look at how was the end of those whom we had warned, but not the chosen servants of Allah, not the chosen servants of Allah, which means that those who are the chosen servants of Allah, who were rightly guided Allah subhanho wa Taala never ever allow them to be destroyed wholesale. No, they will not.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So he's he's telling us quite clearly here that take a look at the previous nations. And now in the next verses we will see quite clearly that Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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or makes mention of the stories of no Holly salatu salam and the others and he makes mention of various points inshallah, we will try to get to that, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, No, la salatu salam called out to us, and so and so called out to us all the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala, called out to him and he helped them. And we want to end this morning session by making mention of something very important. My mothers and sisters guidance is in the hands of Allah, but we have to try and the trial is in our hands. So Allah gives us the ability and has put that ability in our hands, but the ultimate guidance is from him. But he who doesn't try at all, how do does he

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expect to achieve guidance from Allah. So there are certain levels, a person who doesn't try and couldn't be bothered, they are responsible, they will be penalized by Allah responsible answerable to Allah, a person who has the ability, not bothered Not at all, they are answerable to Allah, but the person who has the ability and tries his or her best, the rest is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, it, it really amazes me how you have people sometimes who have been whose forefathers have been following diverse religions, and then this little person gets guidance to Allah subhanho wa Taala towards worshiping the maker alone. And they find that their families make

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it so tough for them. And yet they rise to the challenges and they take it and they are persecuted and sometimes excommunicated by their own families and they change their lives completely in order to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala yet, we have families who are amongst Muslims and more than one members of the family happened to be Muslim in sometimes in a lot of cases, our fathers have also been Muslim. We've been born into Islam, and we find it difficult to even follow. We find we don't want to use the ability and the strength that Allah has given us. Whether it is financial or physical or any other way to obey his commands rather, a lot of what we have we use it to disobey

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Allah Have you thought of that? A lot of what we have, we use it to disobey Allah sometimes our wealth as well. Sometimes you know, even the the abilities that we have in terms of the physical ability Allah gives us and then we use the same thing to disobey Him. Can I give you one quick example my mothers and sisters with no offense intended, sometimes Allah gives us such beauty, such goodness, you know, such beautiful health and, you know, such a nice figure and so on. And that's the exact gift that we use to disobey Allah. So that's the same thing we're using to transgress. So we just need to ponder over this because if you think about it carefully, it will definitely be

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streamline a person to to appreciate the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and grant us goodness. So remember, always ask Allah, for goodness, always ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to open your doors, and ask Allah for guidance. Even though we have the intellect that Allah has given us. We have the ability that Allah has given us believe me, shaman is so strong and cunning, that he comes to us in ways that sometimes we don't recognize. So it's important for us to constantly ask Allah, Allah guide me, guide me to the right path. And when we read so far to have, please, my mothers and sisters, try and think of its meaning, don't just pay

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lip service to it. I know it off by heart. You know, I was teaching little kids on Friday evening, Friday afternoon, and they were learning the elephant bath. And I asked them who knows it off by heart and most of them knew it. So they were saying anything bad that Jim had caught and so on. And then I said, No, no, no, what we've got to do rediff right from the end from here and go backwards. Why? So now you pick up who really knows it? Because what's the point of feeling? I know it, I know it and you really don't. The same applies to us. We know sort of, in fact, I know if I asked you who can read it, and we all decided beautifully, but the winner is he or she who knows its meaning and

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knows what it stands for, you know, Subhana Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best in the dunya and Dr. Kara, my mothers and sisters, this is what is so powerful. And in it We ask Allah guidance so many times, you know, in the day where we say he didn't set out almost again Guide us to the straight path, the path of those who have failed, you know, let's listen as a closing point to the beautiful meanings of certain Fatiha Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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In the Name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, Sovereign of the Day of Recompense, It is You we worship, and You we ask for help guide us to the straight path, the path of those upon whom You have best out favor, not of those who have earned your anger or of those who are astray. I mean, we recite that so many times a day. Did we know that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah guide us all or Solomon was Allah wa barik ala nabina Muhammad