Ramadan 2011 – Stories of the Prophets – Day 17

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Yusuf (as) – Part 3

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salaam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah shadowfell halki ajumma in abena Muhammad Allah Allah Allah He was happy as my Baba. All praise is due to Allah Subhana Allah Allah blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and to bless the noble and pure family of his and to bless all his companions and to bless every single one of us. To bless our offspring rose to come up to the day of May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us steadfast on this Deen beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. We have been going through the life story, the most beautiful story in the Quran as the Quran

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says, As Allah subhanho wa Taala says this evening inshallah we will complete the story. If we have a moment we will also go into the life of yet another prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned in the Quran, if not tomorrow in sha Allah by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Yusuf Alayhi Salam or the Prophet Joseph May peace be upon him.

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He had hatched a plan to keep his brother in Egypt where he was, and the other brothers from amongst them one decided to stay back because he said we had promised our father that we will bring this other brother back whose name was Binyamin, or Benjamin. And because he's not with us, I'm too embarrassed, I cannot face my father, I will not be able to go there. You people go there and talk to him. And when they went to their father, they told their father you can ask the people we came with your son was a thief. He stole and this is what happened. And the father says Alam amin Allah Hema Allah tala moon I know from Allah that which you don't know. He says my patience is very, very

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beautiful and we made mention of this yesterday.

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Now they had already told him that look, there is no point in keeping on remembering Yousuf because he told them, go and try and look for us and the brother.

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Yeah, Benny Fattah has sensoneo sofa. He was so me wrong.

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He told him look my children. I'm instructing you to go and try and look for Yusuf and his brother. And don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala For indeed the only people who lose hope in the mercy of the Almighty or those who disbelieve

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now a lesson for us. In life we lose hope. Small things, small matters, lost a job lost hope. Lost a wife lost hope someone passes away lost hope. What is this? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us strength in our belief?

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Because the Quran says and this would not have been in the Quran if it was wrong. The Quran says no one loses hope in the almighty His mercy besides the one who just believes in him.

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And why is this because Allah says Allah Rahmani Raheem, he is the most forgiving, Most Merciful. So if Allah is the most merciful, how can me or you lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala this was something for the brothers of Joseph May peace be upon him Yusuf alayhi salam, it was impossible to them. They got rid of him a long time ago he was gone. But he is the father still with him.

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And years have passed it is reported some historians say 25 years some say 30 years, some say 40 years, some take it as far as 80 years having passed.

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Whatever it is, decades have passed. And here is the man with hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala, making dua every day, day in day out without losing hope. How many of us when we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala for something we say Yara, br br Allah grant us grant us and after a few days, we start losing hope. You know, I don't have this it's been so many years past and I'm making dua to Allah. It's not coming. While Allah He, I swear by Allah that you are on its own together with the hope is an act of worship, that would probably qualify a person free entry into paradise.

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So don't lose hope. Because it is a sign of belief that Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted us to make do so we are making dua. So here you have a newbie of Allah subhana wa Jalla making dua for another newbie who has his son of Allah subhanho wa Taala, meaning the newbie of Allah

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On what Allah Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam.

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So the children decide, okay, this father of ours, we know that he is just keeping on mentioning the same thing again and again and again. And he's just saying it, they even told him, You know what, you'd better stop uttering all this because you will die saying this. You know, sometimes when we get irritated, we tell someone, why are you repeating this, you die saying this? Which means when are you ever going to stop saying, is it dead? That's going to make you stop. So this was a fleet the question they asked their own father, but when they needed food again, and they found the drought was prolonging the drought was long.

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And they didn't have much merchandise to go and pay for it. Because although it was subsidized, and they had their own plan, we don't have the details of what exactly the plan was, but they had to pay something minor and collect the brain and come back. So now they decided, you know, our Father, he has now turned blind. Why? Because of his concern and because of his tears, too much crime can mess up your eyesight. And at the same time, together with worry and stress, it can also cause deterioration in your eyesight. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from stress. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us

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from crying for nothing but we should be crying for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala some people they watch your movie, they start crying, but you read Quran and they don't want to cry. When you see Anthony Quinn being made, and his tears in the eyes, that man was paid and what you seeing is ketchup or tomato sauce. It's not blood and here's the people are crying.

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And when you tell them a verse of the Quran, it doesn't shake them. May Allah make us from those whom when the Quran is read our his stance. I mean, that's a sign of Eman. When the Quran is recited, the power of it goes straight down your spine. And you feel it on your head. This is a sign of Eman the Quran says and we've mentioned the verse Let's repeat it.

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to him

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while being

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the true believers are those whom when Allah is mentioned their hearts tremble. And when the verses of the Quran are recited, it increases their belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala their conviction is increased and they lay their full trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala in another verse, Allah says, Allah, Allah azza wa jal howdy kita

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Tasha, my Fanny Portia mo mean uno de la Vina

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beautiful description methylene blue makuu boom.

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Allah has revealed a beautiful book that has in it verses that are repeated many times. We have in the Quran verses that are repeated many times a beautiful book with similar verses that the the skins of those who purely believe in Allah, they tighten up with goose bumps when they hear these verses. And after that the skins loosen up the heart softened towards the remembrance of Allah.

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What a beautiful description of the Quran. I'm sure we felt it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us.

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So use of Allah His Salaam sitting in authority in Egypt and his brothers walk in. And Allah subhanahu wa taala says they now spoke to him, for them.

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As they entered, he obviously noticed that their condition is slightly different. They are now some they are they are now more humbled and so on you can notice when a person has prolonged difficulty, they are humbled. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us humbleness without difficulty. We must not wait for difficulty to come in our lives before we land on the ground. No, we should inshallah be on the ground the proper level. humbleness, humility, mantova. Allah, Allah we've mentioned the Hadith. whoever humbles themselves for the sake of Allah, Allah will raise their ranks Subhana Allah

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And whoever wants to be proud and arrogant. Allah drops him down onto the ground.

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So Allah says taloja you Hallelujah.

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Roma, Santa Helena Bo, oh, you know who is in authority? Oh, Aziz, he was given a position it was known as Al Aziz, he was the one in authority, he had the say, and the clouds in Egypt was given it because of his knowledge. From this, we also learn, they called a man from the prison in order to lead them, because they gave that authority to the one whom it is most deserving, or to the one whom it is most deserving upon. We learn from this, don't be shy, to make as your leader, the one who deserves the most and who is able and capable, even if you and he might not be looking eye to eye.

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That's what happened here.

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With us, no, we will propel into positions of leadership, those whom we know they are our friends, if they become leaders, we will make money out of it, then we love that leadership or if they become powerful, then our agenda is served, may Allah protect us. Remember

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks about destruction. And he says, either we'll see the amo a la de la venta de sa Risa.

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When authority is given to the one who is inappropriate for that position, then you can wait for the hour, which means piano is coming. There are two interpretations to this. Anything that is given to a person who doesn't deserve or who doesn't know or who is incapable to look after or to be in authority over it is the end of that particular item. It is the end of that committee, it is the end of that country, it is the end of that company, it is the end of that business, it is the end of that family. When you put at the top, someone who doesn't know anything about it, it's over. That is one of the meanings of the Hadith, which is an authentic narration of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi

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wa sallam, and he warns us secondly, when you notice on the globe, that all those in authority are people who know nothing about that particular field, you must know kiama is also very close to the world is going to come to an end.

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So you have a person leading the most powerful country in the world, reading a book upside down, you know, there's a problem with Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us, really, Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, and grant us a deep understanding. Because if that is happening everywhere across the globe, then really we have a crisis. People who don't know how to solve a problem are made arbitrators in order to solve people's problems. What is that?

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So this is one very important point we learn from the story of use of a salon. They did not have pride in them. That's why they succeeded. If that King was too proud, he would have said no, that means an inmate How can we bring him in here and give him authority even over us? They told him Do as you want. Yesterday, I was speaking to one brother from Syria who's sitting in our midst, and he says my father, he farms, olives. And he says, you know, every time he used to, this is a true story. The brother told me yesterday here

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says every time we harvested the olives and we wanted to squeeze them and so on the law, the shelf life or the life of the olive was very short in a short time, it would become

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unusable.

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So he my father decided to follow surah Yusuf, we use the valley Sallam told this king that that corn, meaning the the wheat, leave it on its corn, don't take it out, save it whilst it's on its corn, and you will be able to use it seven years later. So he says what we decided to do leave the olives with the branch and the leaves, and then we found its shelf life was increased, amazing.

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Now the same applies to leeches in our part of the globe. The same applies Mashallah to maize they leave it covered, everything closed, exactly as it grew. The shelf life is longer, automatic, natural nature from Allah, Who inspired use of Allah is salam to say this, it was Allah, Allah when I heard it, the brother was talking to me there, and I said, inshallah, I will have to say this because it's important and it is true. We know it in our lives as well. But it's in the Quran, we take it for granted the lesson we learned.

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Now Yusuf alayhi salam, he hears them saying, oh, Aziz, we have been afflicted. Our family has been afflicted

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by some harm we have been harmed meaning we are in a situation that is very difficult.

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And we have come with merchandise to pay for our grain but our merchandise is not even grand. It might not even be enough and it won't be of the proper quality. So firstly, we are suffering. We are going through a lot of turmoil in our family. There's a lot of problem there is difficulty for our villanelle cane, our car, Elena

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So grant us, our Russian and just be charitable. Give us a sadaqa Allahu Akbar,

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Allah, grant us charity, a charity be charitable, charitable in the sense that one brother of ours, you got him with you please send him with us. And another thing is overlook the fact that our merchandise is not that grand, please give us this grain and let us take it and go with now this is a blood brother, he couldn't take it more than that.

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Now he's the blood brother, he needs to know because obviously you see that he feels my brothers are now asking me and they are telling me that we have a problem back at home and this is the situation. He looks at him and he says

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Allah Allah Allah,

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Allah be used to power as he is.

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He No, he says I want to ask you one question. Do you know what you did to us to find his brother once two people were ignorant? They were shocked. Why nobody knows about us. No one it's either them or use of himself. When he said that they immediately knew this man his use of Carlo

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dokey oil spill.

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He says I am used often this is my brother. Indeed. Allah has blessed us in so many ways. And definitely those who bear patience, those who are conscious of Allah and bear patience, Allah will never waste the reward of those who do good deeds.

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So he immediately spoke to them he says look, Yes, you are right. I am Yousuf. This is my brother.

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He didn't now try and speak to them. arrogantly he just told him Look, I want to tell you something. Allah always rewards those who have two qualities in them. The quality of taqwa and the quality of Saba, you need to have both those qualities, Allah will not waste your deeds. Allah subhanho wa Taala says maniac tacky whilst you need taqwa, you need the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you need the sovereign. You need patience, you need perseverance. It's important for us all to know that success does not come without consciousness of Allah and success will not come without patience. I want to pause here for a moment

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and tell you something. This sutra was revealed in Makkah, Tomoko Rama, when

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Allah subhanho wa Taala chose a moment and the time to reveal the surah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had just lost his wife, the most beloved to him, for the Jets have been to Hawaii.

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This great woman, Khadija, Allahu Allah. He had just lost her. And then he loses his uncle Abu Talib, who had been a pillar of support. And then he goes to five, and he is beaten up in five. And he comes out of tarrif, meaning they bless him, or should I say, they really disrespected him in life in the greatest way possible physically, they tried to harm him and they tried to May Allah subhanho wa Taala, protect us all.

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And as he comes back, Allah says, we are going to reveal to you the most beautiful of stories, here is the story. So the story of Yusuf Alayhi Salam was revealed, in what is known as the animal has been the year of sadness, that is the same year that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was taken up to what is known as meraj. Also a gift from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.

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And Allah says here, you bear patients or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Look how long this man suffered. Use of Allah is Allah. Look what he went through. And Allah says he also says, if you have Taqwa and sobre, Allah will not waste the reward of those who do good. law you do, by all means to waste to go in vain. Law says no. If you have Taqwa and suffer, your reward will come but just be patient.

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And Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was so happy. The story brought a lot of comfort to his heart. sallallahu alayhi wasallam so use of Allah is Salatu was Salam immediately he posed, these people uttered with

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They said, voila, he We swear by Allah, Allah has elevated you above us. We will

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definitely wrong in what we did. Now look at how they had planned his downfall. They wanted to kill him. They threw him in the well and what Allah did as a result, he raised those p he raised this man so high above these people that they food dependent on him after Allah subhanho wa Taala they had to come begging with a bowl like this to say we need food desert that Elena give us a charity here. Look, so this is why never plan the downfall of someone. There is a chance that through that planning, they will get a lot of success. Look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they planned his downfall in Makkah, they literally threw him out of Makkah villa. And what did that result in

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the Great Migration, the hegira. He the doors were open to another territory of Madina, munawwara and Islam grew from Medina far greater than these people have ever dreamt of. Until one day, he came back to Macau victorious. And I'm going to mention that in a few moments here use of a solemn tell his brothers immediately he didn't wait for more words of praise. And he didn't start patting himself and saying, right, you see, now I'm going to punish you. You see this? No, there was no word no time for that. No negative word. He immediately says, Let

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me no blame upon you today. I don't want to know anything. It's all over forgiven and forgotten. Let's talk about something else.

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And he started talking of the [???]. He says, I'm really I'm taking out my shirt, because I've heard what happened to our father, he's lost his sight. Take this to him and inshallah, when you cast it over him, his eyesight will return by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Now Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he came back to Mecca, victorious exactly the same way. He didn't come, you know, standing and beating drums and telling people I'm winning and so on and raising his hands, nothing. He was down on his camera. His head was so down. He was in sujood he was in sujood Subhana Allah, His head was down. It was almost touching the back of the camera sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he entered thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah you've granted me victory over these people who have prepared armies to come and fight me who have tried to kill me who have killed so many of my companions, my relatives, my cousins, my uncle, so many of them have

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been murdered mass murdered by these people. Yeah, Allah today you are giving me victory. He looks at courage. Yeah, Mashallah. Courage, mother, Luna, Nephilim dico are people of Quraysh. What do you think I'm going to do to you today?

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They were at his mercy. Really, because he had 100,000. He was he came in with a large army. There was no way they were going to face it. After so many years, similar to what happened to us Valley salon.

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So they looked at him and their leaders told him

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we hope that it is something good because you are upon Kareem Abdul Hakim Corinne, you are an honorable brother, the son of a noble man and honorable brother. He says, I am not going to tell you anything besides what Joseph told his brothers what Yusuf Alayhi Salam told his brothers, latter three by Allah Coolio no blame upon you today is happy to tilaka go all of you are free

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he sought no retribution sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there were a few criminals who were dug out the rest of them were let loose, nothing to be mentioned. So many of them accepted Islam on the occasion of that fetter and that victory because they were witnessing a Nabhi of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us lesson. This lesson we also find it in Surah Yusuf, he tells his brothers no blame on you today.

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Allah will forgive you for indeed he is most forgiving, Most Merciful. It will become easy for

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me to say you know what, Tony be alikoum marry, take my shirt, go and place it on your father, cast it over him insha Allah his eyesight will become clear once again, and bring the whole family and come here. They were suffering there. They expressed their sadness and their condition. And here he is saying bring them all and come and live in Egypt come.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Now we're taking the scene back there we are. kuva salam was the father. He couldn't see he had lost his sight whether it was a cataract or what have you. Only Allah knows best exactly what it was. But what we do

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No, somehow, the sweat of use of Allah is salatu salam, it had resulted in the cure of these eyes by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala for your information today as we are speaking, there are studies in the Western world as to how some

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of that which is found in the sweat of a human being can be used to cure the cataracts Subhanallah

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and these are studies that are at a very advanced stage you can actually check it out. The world is now just a little global village and you can see what we're talking about. It's amazing. It's amazing. We spoke about all of this moments ago from Surah Yusuf. Now we speaking about these eyedrops and something to do with the eyes. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding.

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So Allah says, Allah fossati li o kala, boom. Nina Angie de

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la ola

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Paulo de la, in California.

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Cody. On one hand, the caravan is leaving Egypt going towards Yaqoob alayhis salam with the shirt. And on the other hand yaku Bala Salaam so many hundreds of kilometers away is saying, Oh my people. I know I can't see but I can definitely smell us. I can smell him. I can smell him. He is coming near.

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And the people around him are saying no man. You are feeble, Alico, Kadeem, you just have this obsession and what you've been saying all along for all these years, you just repeating it and it's probably something that you're going to now need to forget. Because this is out of a question. And suddenly the caravan appears.

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Phenom

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II formatted de basura Allah Adam akula. In the Alamo, mean Allah, Allah tala.

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When the caravan came, they took the shirt, and they cast it over him. And his eyes became clear once again. And the story was manifest open loud for everybody to read. He says, Oh, my children, oh my people. Didn't I tell you I know something from Allah that you people do not know.

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Now the children are embarrassed because they need to face their father years and what they did for your information. Had they not done what they they did. Where would you Somali Salam have been? Allah subhanho wa Taala. His plan was such, Allah says they planned and we had a plan. And look at the end of that plan. In another place in the Quran. Allah says one Morocco Morocco.

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photo.

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Ki Bantu mcherry him in another place in the Quran, regarding another Nabhi. But we want to use that example here. Allah says they plan and Allah subhanho wa Taala plan without them even feeling what the plan of Allah was. So now look at the outcome of their plan. It resulted in their own destruction.

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When people plot against you, or against me, don't worry, when we should be worried when we plot against somebody else. This is when we should be worried why we should not engage in that type of behavior and that type of activity. Continue. We are always taught when you see a crooked line, don't waste your time trying to straighten it, draw a straight line next to no walk away. Those who are passing by will say that's a crooked line. This is a straight line and they will also benefit from it. But if you're going to fight your whole life trying to plan and plot and do this and do that, people will look at you and they think you also part of the crooked line. Now let's move on

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with Allah grant us goodness and safety.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, these young men who were the sons of yaku Bala Salaam,

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Bana Stubblefield, Lana dono Bana in

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in our father, seek forgiveness for our sin. We are definitely wrong. We were totally wrong, at least admitting this in now.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to admit our sins and to repent to Allah before it is too late.

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We need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala this evening, again, powerful verses we have read in the Quran so many that it is impossible for us to talk about all of them in a few minutes. But in a nutshell, it is in

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For us to turn to Allah. Allah says the verses we read this evening in Korea, Allah says

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a common fear or

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worry then led to matter owner in de la, Omaha masala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them that

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it will not benefit you at all if you think you are going to run away from death or from being killed or dying in the way Allah once and if you think you have missed death, you should know that you still going to have to die.

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Many of us are saved from a car crash, we come out unscathed. And sometimes we were sick and Ill the doctors gave us two hours, 20 hours and what happened? It's now 20 years we still alive it has happened many people, but death has to still come to you. No matter what this is what Allah is saying in the Quran. That if you think you ran away from death, don't worry, it is still behind you. It has to come and moto Babu, lunacy dattilo death is a door that every single person has to enter is no ways that you can run away from him. So prepare for that day.

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A Winner is the one who abstains from sin. A Winner is the one who constantly sacrifices for Allah. We spoke about taqwa and suffer. And we said that is what will result in the success of a human being. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala granted success. So Yaqoob Allah is salatu wa sallam tells his sons,

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Allah Safa stavola Kumara be in

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a rocking, he says, I will ask Allah to forgive you because he is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Now the wording is very powerful. They didn't say Oh, Father, forgive us.

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Or father, seek Allah's forgiveness for us.

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Oh Father, seek Allah's forgiveness for us. We were wrong. The father is an abbey he says, I will seek the forgiveness of Allah for you because he is the owner of forgiveness. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness.

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Now the beauty, law cover, they all left, and everyone was excited. And they started the caravan set out and they're now going to Egypt. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing use of alayhis salam preparing to now meet them and as they're entering phylum.

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sufa

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li la

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wirkkala do follow me.

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Well follow suit.

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Look at the scene. Allah says, the parents came in, the brothers came in, they all walked in use of Allah is Allah was so happy to see his parents Mashallah. And you can imagine the emotions and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, They raised him upon a throne. And he they had frustrated,

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down, frustrated.

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And he looks and he sees father, mother,

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and 11 brothers. And he says, Yeah,

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we know me

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for the job.

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Oh, my father, this is the meaning of the dream that I had had a long, long time ago, I made it come true.

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I see the sun, the moon and 11 stars today, my mother, my father, and here the 11 brothers. Now it is prohibited for us to put our head on the ground for anyone besides Allah in our Sharia in the law that is come with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you he goes on the ground solely for your maker, nobody else whoever made you, wherever you're going to return to that is the one and only

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but in that Sharia in order to acknowledge the level and the status of a person out of respect, they bow down and they engage needs to do obviously with us it's not allowed because people might ask how come they did sudo so we need to clarify that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then says,

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use of Allah His solemn, he was one of the most powerful men you could have. He had the control over the Egyptian Empire, the kingdom of Egypt, powerful It was one of the biggest and the most powerful of the time. And he had so much wealth, he was the one giving to everybody. And he had lots of good looks Mashallah, he was the most beautiful human being you could have. So handsome given bro from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He had wealth. He had authority. He had everything you could think of. He had his parents now we're here. He had his brothers. they solve the problem in a minute. How did they solve the problem? I need to pause there for a moment by one man who was right, forgiving those

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who were wrong. Totally. And he says listen, don't bring it up again. It's over. forgiven, forgotten. That's how you solve your problems in your houses.

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That's how you solve your problems with your brothers and sisters. That's how you solve your problems with your inflows and outflows.

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Yes. You know, they always use the term in law because I think that's where the lawyers come in. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant a savior. I don't know why we look at people with skepticism. There is no need to do that. Not at all. You need to have a clear heart Life is too short to make our heart murky and dirty.

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Open it forgive. When you forgive, you are liberated liberation, meaning you feel free you feel let loose, Mashallah. But if you don't forgive, you hold baggage, and it holds more. And it ties you with change, and you feel so down and you at night you're feeling so stressed why your heart has not forgiven.

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This is what you learn from the story of use of a solemn if he wanted, he could have executed them. Because he was in authority, and they wanted to kill him. They could have gone for whatever you'd like to call it in terms of time. They could have he could have executed them all. But no, he just looked at them and said, no problem. No blame upon you today. Don't worry, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. That's the last and the first thing he ever said about it. He never spoke about it again. Not at all. And he lived with them so well. He gave them dwellings in Egypt. He let them do as they please. He made them people who were looked up to now in society and community. He never

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went around telling the whole world that you know, these are my brothers, this is what they did. You go back to the next men, you see these brothers of mine, they crooks, you go back to the next man, you see these brothers of mine, they want to kill me, you go to the next one. You see these brothers of mine? Why spread stories all over? That is our weakness, the weakness of men. Let us learn a lesson from the story. No point in going to complain about your own brethren and to everybody else. Not at all. We need to learn a lesson. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is a good lesson.

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So here you have a powerful man. He's holding absolutely everything. And he says

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to his to his father, he's making mention of the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, This is the meaning of my dream, number one, number two, he continues and he says,

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what are the aksana be rajani mina si Jin. And Allah has really done me a favor by removing me from the jail.

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Stop and think about what he's saying. He says Allah has bestowed a favor upon me by removing me from jail. He didn't say Allah punished me by letting me go into the jail. Although he went in wrongly, he was jailed. He looked at the positives. And he says, Allah blessed me by taking me out of that negativity, Allah Akbar, how many of us are prepared to look at the positives in our lives and ignore the negatives, it will really enhance us emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, look at the positives in life stop harping about the negatives in your life, you are being blinded by two negatives from another 100 positives in your life. Why? There are so many points of goodness

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in your life that really we all sometimes take for granted. May Allah open our eyes. May He grant us the ability to be thankful like us valleys. And then he continues and he says, again, look at the power of His words. He says,

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What

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become Amina Babu and Allah has really blessed me by bringing new people from those rural areas and bringing him here from the desert you came in. Allah bless me. He didn't say Allah punish me by separating me for so many years from you. He didn't say that. Look again how positive his thinking is. Then he says, mean, bad dn azova Shyvana benei babina.

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This all happened after shaytaan caused a difference between myself and my brothers. Remember, we spoke a few days ago about one young boy from amongst us who said that sometimes we can just blame shapen for our problems and solve our matter. Which means if I got a problem with you, you can say look, it was shaytan and I can say look, it was Satan and the two of us come together at least we got a plan to blame. Usually Sam blame shape and he says Look, my brothers are good shape man is bad shape and is the one who caused this problem. It is solved we've taken shape and out of the equation. So now the two of us are united.

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Whenever you have this unity, you need to know shaytan is playing the quicker you identify a fun and remove him and eradicate him and take out your pride and come back down to the earth and the problem will be solved. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant a solution to our medicine problems.

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in Nairobi, Latif Allah Masha, the power of the Quran, the power of the words of these prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And after that, he makes a dua, sitting right to the top he says, Robbie, oh my god. Oh my

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god, a 20 minute monkey. turn him into a Heidi

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Hi,

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I'm Omar Rob.

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You have granted me so much in terms of authority and kingdom, you have given me so much all this power that I have on this kingdom that I have all this authority that I have. And over and above that you gave me knowledge of certain items that other people do not have the knowledge of. One of that was, he had the knowledge of the interpretation of dreams, someone seen a dream, they could go to him and tell him, we've seen this dream, he was able to tell you exactly what the meaning of the dream was. Look at this surah beautifully it starts with a dream. The prison is so a dream. The King saw a dream. And the when the prisoners saw it, it was interpreted. When the king saw it, it was

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interpreted. And the main dream which started the surah ends the surah with an interpretation physically of that, particularly

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about dreams.

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Now he makes it he says i lengthen him and

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then he says, there are some Allah to Allah. Oh Allah, you are the one who created the skies in the earth. I might have clout, I might have authority I might have power. I might have wealth, I might have good looks, I might have good health. All this means nothing when it comes to your own power and mind. You are the giver. Yeah Allah you are the one who gives you are in supreme control. You made everything in the first place, us and our surroundings. Everything has been made by you Yama, this was a Statement of Use of Allah is Allah. Then he says

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da de la cama You are mine. You are my protector the word Wali it means a protector You are the only one who protects me You are my guardian. I will not seek protection from anyone but you Yeah, Allah so I'm asking you something. Yeah, Allah. I want a favor from you. Yeah, Allah tala funny Muslim.

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Tony bizarrely.

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I want two things from you. Yeah, Allah, I want you to cause my death in the state of submission to you.

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I want to be a slave of yours. I want to be submitted to you Yama. And I want you to join me with the pious, whom you have chosen and selected, Allahu Akbar.

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What a powerful draw, we should also be making the same Yala, you've given us clothing, you've given us food you've given us goodness, you've given us so much you've given us all the positives we have so much from Allah tofana Muslim and a Muslim ina while econetic salam, O Allah grant as death in a condition that we are Muslim, Muslim meaning what is the meaning of Muslim, a one who surrenders to Allah. The one who surrenders to Allah grant us death in that condition. He knew that all this is not going to last. All this I have here. I need Allah more than anything else. I need to start preparing for my death. But he was more powerful than any one of us. He had much more in any way.

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Then. Every single one of us put together a use of a sauna and he's still preparing for his day. He says Allahu Akbar, Allah, I want you to grant me goodness.

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Allahu Akbar. And this is when Allah subhanho wa Taala says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yeah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have favored you that he came in.

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He, these are the stories of the unseen which you haven't seen. We have revealed them to you makuta Allah Maha Wallah como camino. Kobani hatha

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neither you knew any of these stories, no, any one of your people knew these stories before we revealed it to you. So the lesson Allah says, first be love akubra

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so bear patients.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to bear patients. This is in another place in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says first bill

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so bear patients the lesson, the moral of the story, be patient, don't worry, goodness comes to those who wait for it.

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Those who are steadfast Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. And in this particular surah Allah says Allah, tala de him if

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you were not there, when those brothers were planning their plot against Yusuf alayhi salam, you are not there when they were doing all that but we told it to you as though now it feels like you were there.

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All of us who sat and heard the story, couldn't we picture it in our minds? That is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah says still warm.

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House Debbie meany. No matter how hard you try, the majority of people won't believe now law make us do

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exception may you make us those who believe may make us those who learn a lesson may make us those who constantly learn from the Quran. There are so many lessons we've derived from So, there are still more lessons but inshallah we will leave that for another occasion tomorrow inshallah we have an appointment by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala here with the life of au ballet Salaam and Eunice la salatu salam, O Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us to them was Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah homeomorphic to Allah Allah hi Lana.