Heart of the Quran #23

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I was relying on a sheet on the regime. smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala ashrafi musante and said no harm in northern early or savage Marine, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam and cinema alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato just like a hater, thank you so much for joining us tonight number 23 panela and again, one of the odd nights of these last few nights of Ramadan and it is one of the big nights so whatever we do, inshallah, we should do our best to exert ourselves in worship, because there is a strong possibility that this night could be the night in which that really special might have power and might have other might fall

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tonight, and some Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to seek out his bounty and his forgiveness this evening. I mean, we began yesterday with the CEO of soil to milk soil to the barrack and we began with the first four ayat who Allah subhana wa Taala introduced a number of concepts. Now Allah says, Who of you are based in deeds? And as you read through the Quran, how many of us have tried to reset a heart on the coming towards the end of our heart and so many places Allah speaks about how this life is insignificant how this is a Metatron hurrah. It's a false enjoyment. There is nothing of value in this dunya and everything is about the affair. And someone

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might think think incorrectly. Why do I even aspire for anything in this life? Why do I work hard in my job? Why do I go to school and study and get a degree aspire for for success in this dunya? Should I not just take the bare minimum and make Salah as much as I can spend my life on the masala fasting, recite Quran until I die? And that alone once? No, that is not how we should live our life. And in fact, that is not how then abyssal Solomon Sahaba were the pinnacle of good deeds, how they live the life. You see good deeds. Yes, a person who lives a good life is one that worships Allah. But the worship of Allah is not just the ritual, it's not just this masala the one side of the coin

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is me and Allah subhana wa Tada, me and the Creator, how you worship Allah, how you make your Salah, how many amateurs Can you make? How much hosting you do? That is the one side of the coin, the other side is you and the creation? how beneficial are you to humanity? How many people have you supported with charity? How many people have you supported out of poverty. And so this is how the Sahaba of the Gambia they showed you that you have to be part of this dunya you have to be part of your society. And you need to be a productive member of that society. And you work hard and strive out, not for more enjoyment, but you strive hard to make your world a better place and that is worship.

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And so as you're in school, as you are in varsity as you are in your job, whatever you do, we work with this level of perfection. We try to be the best in everything because everything is an act of worship. And so Allah subhanaw taala will great everything we do in terms of how we interact with the creation on the one side, and of course how we obey and how we worship Allah ritualistically on the other side, last panatela continues our Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim on a parmesean dunya. Wasabi, how would you How would you militia clean? We're Atherton Allahu

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Allah said we most certainly beautified the enemies to beautify we made beautiful the summer a dunya. Dunya means something which is close. So when we talk about this dunya this earth it is close because we live here it is no because it's not the lofty one, it is the inferior one. So it is the small one. So Allah says the sky The summer so there are seven of them, the sky of this dunya the sky of this world and it could be everything that we know everything we've observed of the universe, Allah says he has put inside it masabi lamps he has made the sky of the dunya beautiful with lamps and these lamps. What are they? These are the stars, of course. So everything that we see in the

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universe, all the stars, as I mentioned yesterday, there are more stars in the sky in the universe than they are grains of sand on the earth, you know, on the ground. This Allah says is the from the summer adonia, the lower summer. What Jana and Allah says, and we have made it meaning the stars regime unleash it and we've made it a form of missiles or we've made them a form of something which is thrown at the shell team meaning the devils of the gene. So what is this ayah talking about? So Allah subhanaw taala tells us that the jinn the shell team, they can travel outside of this earth and they can basically go into space. And when they cross a certain barrier, they are chased with a

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ball of fire. And then they retreated and some of them are destroyed in that and some of them they snatch away. So in Surah sulfat, a las panatela makes this clear and another IRA, Allah says, Verily, We have adorned the nearest we've made the nearest heaven very beautiful with stars, and to God against every rebellious devil. They cannot listen to the higher groups of angels for the pelted from every sight out cost and these is a constant torment, except as one which snatches away something by stealing and they are pursued by a flaming fire of piercing brightness. So Allah subhanaw taala mentions a very interesting year and also in Surah Jin,

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one of us who was off the sort of Kabbalah, the jinn say to them, it is also a lamp that we used to travel outside of the earth. Basically into

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space. And we used to sit there in groups. And we would listen to what the angels would say now, Allah subhanho wa Taala, sends down his commandments. So Allah sings his decrees, they traveled down the heavens all the way down until the earth and the jinn who would sit in these groups, they would try to steal a yearning from what the angels would say. And the angels would maybe say that they have a command that, you know, next Tuesday, there will be a hurricane in some way. And so the gene will try and snatch a piece of that, that, that, that inflammation and relate now to the magician's on the earth and the fortune tellers. And so Allah Subhana, Allah says, he has now fortified the

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summer, especially as the Quran was being revealed that they cannot do this. And every time they try to, to get close to the angels, they are pursued by some kind of fire. And some of them are able to snatch a small piece of it, the little piece of information, and they're able to escape. And they are made, they mentioned it to to the 14 colors here on the earth. Now,

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this is the most

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you know, this is the standard interpretation that the stars a las panatela has created them for three functions. One is to beautify the sky. Number two, it's it's used for directions you can use it to, you can actually store maps, so we don't do this anymore. But in the past, when you went with travel, you would actually look at which constellation it was. And that would direct you to as a form of a map. And then number three from the stars. Now, the stars themselves are not being hurdled at the shell theme, but something is emitted from a regime like you know, Roger mister throw something, something is thrown outside of the stores, that chases the gym, and forces them to

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retreat back to the to the to the earth and Allah says, review militia aterna lumada beside and we promised for the gym, a punishment of side side is a burning hot fire.

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Raging flat fire that increases in its heat and intensity, really intense heat. Now, something that we we need to ask some people and you see this in the websites, they said, you see, Islam is a backwards religion, it doesn't understand what the stars are. And so it looks at the stars from someone who doesn't know science and you know, create some kind of astrological meaning behind it some some supernatural belief in the stars float around and they chase off the demons. Now we understand that spine Allah, there is a parallel world along with ours, there's a physical world and a spiritual world. For example, our bodies these a physical body, but inside of it some way attached

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to it is something called the soul. And you know, as our knowledge has increased.

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And so like for example, the concept of the soul, every tradition, every culture in the world, believe that there is something spiritual or supernatural, along with the physical. But as we have come to them to modern times when we arrogantly say, you know, we have dissected this body, every single which way we've transplanted organs, we have x rayed the body, we've we've done everything to the body, I have not found anything called a soul. So I deny that this thing even exists. And the same way they will say, we've looked in the heavens, we've looked into the far depths of space, we don't see any gene or any demons, we don't see any fireballs flying around. And so this is all made

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believe assata Oh, honey, and these are fabrications of the of the old of old nations. Similarly that the Hadith had mentioned the sun bows before Allah, the sun doesn't make sure you we understand that the spiritual reality along with us and we cannot see it. And along with the physical side, there are things that we don't know. And so behind Allah, if you understand astronomy, for example, if we understand what what we do know, we know that of the university is only 10% of the universe do we fully see with our eyes? So you have something called like the electromagnetic spectrum for many people, you know, what's what's with this Coronavirus, people can talk about the 5g and the

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microwaves and all that, with every beam of light that travels from a star, there are lots of parts of that energy wave that we cannot see. And there's a positive we can see. And then there's a more energetic part beyond that, that continue is out of our x rays, infrared light, all these things. These things are emitted by energies that comes out of out of the stars. For example, the sun all the time is bombarding us with radio radioactive material, we can't see it but it's harmful. And we are lucky Allah subhanaw taala has predicted the earth or some kind of bubble that deflects these radiation, you can only see it when you go towards the north and south pole, you have what's called

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the aurora borealis. And you'll be able to see these, you know, these these these lights in the sky, that is basically the radiation of the Sun being emitted. And so when Allah subhanaw taala speaks about he emits things from the stars that the stars push out some kind of, of beam, some kind of energy that chases off to the gym. On the one hand, it might be a purely spiritual thing that we cannot It has nothing to do with science but it's in the realm of the Spirit on the spiritual world with a god exists, but it can also be a tangible physical, scientific medium, but one that which we cannot even yet

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quantify, we don't have the tools, the instruments to see these things. For example, there's something called the gamma ray burst, it is the most powerful source of energy in the whole of the universe, a beam of powerful destruction. And this thing comes from the stars if you know I want you to Google gamma ray bursts, this thing, if one of these beams were to hit the Earth, it would kill all life on Earth. So Allah Subhana, Allah is saying that from the stars, something is emitted, or doesn't say the stars itself, chases the the, the gene, but something is thrown out of the stars, that harms the gene and forces them to come back down. It could be the channeler. As they transcend

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beyond the barrier, the radiation of the stars, harms them and they return back and Allah Allah Allah knows best. But we believe firmly that as you know these, that everything is in the decree in the realm of Allah subhanaw taala and the power of Allah. Another way of looking at this, you know, spamela, Allah says to us, all mankind, eat that which is held on by Eva, eat that food, which is hard, and it's good for you, and don't follow the footsteps of shaitaan. Meaning if you don't eat that, which is good for you, shaitan is going to harm you in some way. And someone might arrogantly say, you know what, also, if I don't eat halal food, shaitaan is going to urinate on me or shaitaan

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is going to do something to me, he's going to eat with me my food, we know the Hadith that says, if you don't say Bismillah, then shaitaan eats with you. And you say, you know, this is these are just backward stories that you know, the devil is going to eat food with me now Subhan Allah, we don't have to think of very dramatic things that's going to happen. Someone ate food that wasn't halal. And from that a disease of infected this person and the whole world has become shut down because someone hasn't eaten as Allah instructed. And so we don't have to imagine a very dramatic supernatural ways in which Allah subhanaw taala can cause harm to befall us. This is he uses even

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you know, the scientific the science behind it is in itself. One of the ways in which Allah subhanho wa Taala explains his power and his might sumela grantors understanding so let's find out I mentioned that he created the what I call the ASEAN Summit and Dunia masabi he has placed inside the lowest summer lamps which are under hoodoo militia teen and from the stars, something is thrown at the shelter and they are pelted so that they do not go too far into the summer. We're uttered nyla human voices and I've promised the these devils the Shelton who who go beyond where they supposed to go either been side a blazing hot, extremely violent punishment, a fire that is extremely intense.

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Now one might also ask I've got this from people also very commonly, if the gene are made of fire and the gene are indeed made of a smokeless fire, as Allah said, Allah mentions in the Quran that the gene are made of a fire that has no smoke. If the genome made a fire, and Johanna misfire, how can that be? Why we How can we punish the police with fire? That doesn't make sense? And you know, this is a very old question because one man, you know, a student asked a chef, she How is it possible that Jana will burn the police when he's made a fire? And the chef slept? This young man? And this young man said yeah, last year, how can you hit me? So the shakes he didn't hurt you? So

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that's it. Of course, he taught me what do you mean didn't hurt me, she said, but my hand is made of flesh and your skin Your face is also made of flesh. Because it's made of the same thing I assume it's all going to hurt you cherish teaching you it's behind Allah. Just because something is the same doesn't mean that one cannot be punished with the others panel or loss of water. If you're dying of thirst, that glass of water brings you life. But if you increase the temperature a little bit, that same glass of water can boil you and burn your tongue. If you freeze it a little bit and you drink it even before it becomes frozen. You know, drinking the cold water can harm you. So

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Subhanallah just by that same fire, if Allah changes the temperature, Allah subhanaw taala is Able to do all things. So don't the same Jana that will harm people will also be burning the gene. That was one of the nikephoros as for those who does believe they are being of the Lord, they deny the Lord either boo jahannam for them is the

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punishment of Jana will be Selma seed and what a terrible wouldn't awful destination that is. So this ayah continues on from the previous I Allah says so the one group of of evildoers, the jinn, they are being punished with a sigh and being punished with this fireballs in the sky. As for the other category, those who disbelieve meaning the human child thing, we know that there are devils from the humans, as well as the genes Allah says, As for the human devils, they will follow the the gene in how they are they have this belief in the Lord. And they will therefore go to Jannah that is the destination. And Allah also says here, the Lord meaning even though you reject Allah, even

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though you turn away from him, you deny him. Don't think that you are escaping Allah but you're denying Allah does not mean that you are you are away from him, you are denying the reality. And the word cool for many of us, we know when we say he's a coffee. And finally we never ever label anyone with a word of Cooper who ascribes themselves to a man right? So this is a very serious

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label. I always say that in South Africa, there are two key words you must never use the one of course pertaining to race, is it Audible, I'd be the one you should is haraam. It is haram to ever use that word in any context. There's even a worse haram word is the word of Kufa to label anyone as a coffee who's

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La ilaha illa Allah no matter what they do, or they don't do that is between them and a lot. So where does it come from? We This is what Cooper come from

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a former is actually called a cafe a farmer, how is the link? Because he puts a seed in the ground and he covers it up and so he made Kapha means he covered up that seed. So what EMA what what EMA is to have belief in your heart goofer is to have that belief but you deny it you rejected you cover it up. It's not the absence of email. It is the rejection, the denial of it, I refuse to acknowledge it. That is what Kufa is. And it also could mean another word of Kufa is is Allah spawn speaks about a kafir is one who is denying of the blessings of Allah meaning someone who is ungrateful. One of the strangers I add in the Quran, fear I won't speak Soon I'll be more sentences. I've done this for

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you. I did that for you I took you in. You are a big coffee fan on cosmos and Islam euro coffee, and of course we only have the account of the greatest of far when it goes Noosa meaning you are very, very,

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you are extremely ungrateful to the blessings that I've given you. So Allah says the disbelievers those who deny Allah The they're denying something which is the they are denying the reality just because you don't accept the reality doesn't mean it's not me and also you others believing in his blessings and he signs

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and so for them almost his the destination is is Jana Massoud is your final destination the final when you're when the plane like comes to its final halt. This is where you finally you're about your ending position destination also is that is your place. Johanna is your machine or Bateson Mercier and baseman. What a terrible what an awful Richard place for you to end up in Allah subhanho wa Taala will now go speak more about Jana we spoke about gentlemen in a lot of detail during surah Yaseen and Allah Subhana Allah will just mention one aspect of of janome and this is the moment in which the people of disbelief are thrown into gender Moses either on coffee or when they are hurtled

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and thrown. The angels will literally pick the people up who are distant and throw them over the cliff into janam. Now imagine someone falling you know, you know if anyone's been in a tall building and you look down, imagine being pushed over the edge that will coffee her when they are thrown into a deep inside janam semi, he can hear the food, they will hear from it this this awful sound this inner healing Jana is as we said it's alive and it is swallowing swallowing them up while water food and it boils it erupts. So every time one group of people intercede Jana explodes with anger and eruption. The character may or may not have eighth Allah says Jan Nam explodes with a rage of

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extreme anger. Jana is angry to live and is upset is upset with these people who does believe Allah who disrespected Allah who are arrogant to Allah. Jana wants to hurt and to punish them. And so when they enter him, he jahannam almost screams at them and he emphasizes the sound of anger comes out. Kula okay. Ophea Allah says every time a group I forge a group of them so. So imagery is that a whole, like a herd of non believers will be thrown over the edge into Johanna Moses, every time I grew up of him, his cost into it sat at home hasn't had to her the guardians of Jannah, the angels meaning inside jahannam they of course, angels, angels of punishment, they will say these angels

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will often this group of people that arrive and particularly need a one or not come to you where you're not warned about this, we are told that these a place like this, how did you end up here? What caused you to end up here and Subhanallah a warner is not just a you know the Gambia is not just Allah, a warner couldn't be our parents telling us don't do this perform your Salah could be your wife, it could be husband, you know, do good deeds, avoid doing Haram, it could be your teachers, your community, your society, so we receive winning all the time, he's not a single person, except that they received some kind of advice not to end up in Jannah. So the question is,

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the angels are saying, How come you're here you were told that if you persist on this path, it's going to lead to this position, you're going to end up here in front of us in this jam. So why would you have not taken an alternative route? You looked at the GPS, the GPS told you that this is going to hit you into janam but you proceed on this. So how you know explain to us how you got there the angels cannot understand why you are here. And so the the non believers when they enter Jannah or the wrongdoers and not just the non believers we said also those who committed major sins will end up hollow Bella they will say yes meaning the angels question was a rhetorical question. Do you not

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think it was the no one of the things they will say yes, we did receive warning but a Canada and another one has came to us for Canada webinar. We denied the macula man has long been shaking antamina Fedora moving in Oregon COVID we said Allah hasn't seen anything there is no purpose to this. I mean shaking enter in Luffy darling Kabir you are in clear error. You are a You are the problem lies with you. So the people have janam they will see to the angels that he has received warning and Subhanallah in that moment of regret. They will think about

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All the advice they received the advice that they received from the parents, from the Imams from the teachers, all the stuff that they knew, and they will say how we basically brushed it off. We became arrogant we became angry with him. You know, we said to our parents, for example, with all this makes Allah be a better person with this is nonsense, man. The stories of Allah is all it's all fairy tales, fables, there is no such thing as as revelation and advice. You're all in Muscat, you are the one that is involved in misguidance. In fact, when they are in clear and in plain error, and of course, they way of treating advice. The warnings is of course, that they are the one that is in

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And then they will say we're called who are called lacuna smo nakki lahmacun, Orpheus, herbicide and others Allah subhanaw taala speaks about the deep regret that they would have, they would now have been found guilty, they are now thrown in gentlemen, they will see tears and they will not speak to the angels before the punishment begins on them, they will say if only local now if only if only load your life only less now if only we listened, I will not kill or we you know, reason then reflect Marco nafi as herbicide we will not have been inside the site. That same side with the gene. We're in the same side. We are in it now. And as part of it's amazing. Well, that's fine Dallas's if

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only we listened meaning Allah, sins that warnings to everyone. All you need to do is listen and obey. And if you don't listen, then at least appeal the word. Your uncle meaning your intellect your reason. The word uncle comes from the root is a rope that is used to tie around a camel to prevent it an animal from from doing something so that it means something which restrains you, restrains your animalistic instincts, Allah says, I've placed in you an actual human humanity. We have a device inside of our mind, our minds, our heads, that will prevent us from doing that which is wrong, something we should restrain us we should bring us back something which will make us ponder

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and so Allah says the people of janam they will think why did I ever ever use my brains? Why did I ever Why did I not use my consciousness? and think, is there a purpose to life? I'm just going from A to Z I'm loving basically like an animal is the no other meaning to my life, where am I going to end up so they will think why did I even Why do they not even ponder the creation? Why did I never you know, open up and ask myself these questions and if I only listened for a little bit, and I only considered and the reason we would not be here we will not be of the US hub as hub winning comms hobby. What is this hobby as hobbies a companion one that is with all the time we will not be they

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don't say with the Sahaba site we are inside. We are inside of aside aside as we said is that intense fire so they them and the gene and decide on one to give inside of inside your animal protectors? And there are many beautiful ayat scary I have integrated Allah speaks about in the Quran. For the people of Jannah. Allah will say how we wish we will obey Allah and obey the messenger in another verse almost upon dialysis and if only he's telling us If only you could see when the majority mean the criminals shall hang the heads before the Lord in all the you know, lowering the age and so yeah, I will Lord, we have now seen and we heard now we see now we are

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willing to listen so cinders back to the world. We will do righteous good deeds, please, Allah, we now acknowledge when we were on, give us another chance, but of course there's no chances and perhaps one of the most powerful statements of regret. They will say on the day on that day, meaning on the day of karma the wrongdoers will bite on the hands, they will physically bite the hands in fear and regret. And they will say yeah, later Oh how I wish I had taken with the messenger a path or how I wish I walked with the messenger. Oh, woe to me. Yeah, lady, I wish I had not taken such a person as a holiday as my friend, he led me away from the remembrance after it had come to me so

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Subhanallah they will regret the people that they spend the time with. And so Allah says that I thought I will be them be him, they will admit to the sins the sins will be made clear to them they have will have no case against Allah. Basically Allah saying every person in jahannam he will not ask and say why am I here? He will not be won't be a single person in your hand. I'm thinking, you know, I was a good person. I was wrongly accused, every single sinner, he will ask the angel asked him, Why are you here? He will say I deserve to be here. Now I realize I was the reason I'm in January, I'm all I've only myself to be blamed for so called as herbicide. So Allah span Dallas's, a

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feather factor will be them because they will admit and they will confess to themselves they wouldn't you know, literally the dump them interesting word we know that means sin, it actually means a tale of an animal. So it's the thing that follows you. You're the loop of the consequences of your actions. And so Allah says they will admit to the consequences of the actions. And the only way of course, as we know to to undo a bad loop, undo bad consequences is through tobacco. And if you don't, those actions, those consequences will follow you into the next life. And so Allah says, For so called means to get rid of you know, it's sort of like a like a statement of disgust.

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away from me I don't want to be near Don't be near me for so called the US herbicide. So, so be far away from me or as herbicide, get up, get lost, throw them away. And so all this is like one of those terrible things of journalism is to be distanced from Allah's mercy to be completely cut off from the mercy of Allah. Allah Subhana Allah protect us in these Holy Knights especially you know, think of janam and earn mela grant all of us earn our exemption from it and our Savior from magma we never go near it with Neelam Allah forgive us, all of us. I mean, like I said, iwakuma La Habra cattle