The Messengers – Day 10 – Prophet Lut – Part 1

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Day 10 of ‘The Messengers’ series – Ramadhan 2015 presented by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary at Masjid Noor, Maldives.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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can request please come forward and the London times just to make the gathering look complete and Sharma

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please come forward

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Don't disturb the ones who are praying

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if that helps me to connect with you as well.

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Let

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me also label sending a shotgun via you will not say a million I will have even forgotten Mohammed Abdullah. Allah you either early on was heavy of clothes when it was done with a steam bath.

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All praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho to Allah was no doubt our Creator sustain and nourish and protect and curate. We asked him some Hannon who was either to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of their brothers and sisters in Islam. Like I mentioned in the previous session, we have a little more to cover from the life of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, before we proceed on to the other prophets, Allah wa salatu salam. Now we have come to the latter stages of the life of Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam.

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And an interesting incident takes place during the latter stages of his life. Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about this interesting, beautiful incident in sort of the law.

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States, what is the color either on him or he can even talk

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to

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you neotoma in the

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US.

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My daughter

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has his own hockey game. And remember what is called the Ibrahim from the army.

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And remember when he brought him on and so that was that and he said, Well, ah, show me how you give life unto the dead. Rob, the irony came for who showed me how you give life and they did tell us Hello Tyler asks Ibrahim eiling. So that was an app called Avalon to media Iranian or Ibrahim? Do you not believe? Or have you not taught in email that I can give life unto dead under the dead? Carla Bella now he replies Of course I believe Allah Well, I can leave tomorrow.

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But this is just to you know, give me more faith and fill my heart with faith. And to give me a deeper and stronger conviction is strengthened my Eman falabella what I can do to my inequality. Abraham Allen salatu salam brothers and sisters and not just any ordinary Prophet, he was the funniest of a mother friend of Abbas cannaboids Allah, so we must dispel any doubts that may crop in our hearts that perhaps you know Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was in doubt No, he was not in doubt at all. It was just that he wanted to strengthen his faith. He wanted to strengthen his conviction. And this is why we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah as the origin commands Ibrahim alayhi salatu

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salam to catch for birds to catch for birds pilot for hood Arbeit Amina toy catch for birds now you need to understand

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that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was old. Like I said this was towards the latter stages of his life. Being an old man, Allah Subhana Medina commanded him to catch full birds. It's not easy, it's a difficult task to catch for birds to catch for the wild birds that today. First of all, wouldn't it now after catching the four birds now train these four birds to come to you, whenever you call them, whenever you call them, I'm sure it's a pretty challenging task to catch four birds and that to me is an old man catch for birds. And now train the birds Whenever you call them. Like say you name a bird, Polly Kiki, whatever you name the bird, when you call the bird the bird must come I

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mean that that's actually a very difficult task to train the bird to that extent. So after you have trained the birds now, so much I

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mean hoonah Jews.

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Now Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded Ronnie Malik is that Priscilla slaughter the birds slaughter the birds and cut

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The flesh of the birds into the cute little pieces. And now you've got bird a bird the Betsy and bird the cut up the four birds and the sense of the four birds cut their flesh into pieces. And now we'll mix it all up mix it all up so you've got the pieces of bird a mixed with birth, the mixed with birth, the birth the mix it all up and divide now divide the mixed up flesh into four portions and place each portion place each portion on the peak of a mountain on the big of a mountain over four portions for mountains, a lot of old demand has to climb for mountains, for mountains to place the flesh, the mixed up flesh on the peak of each mountain. So he had to I don't think any of us

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ever will climb one mountain, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam had to climb four mountains. So scholars rahimullah state that it is not easy to learn the lessons of NEMA, you have to go through a bit of a struggle, a bit of hardship to bring in a man and this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala was teaching he brought pneumatics that was set up. The Life of Brian was just amazing. His story that like so many lessons that an individual can derive. I mean, you can just take one part of his life and discuss about it the live lessons a lot. But as we have to continue with the story, we will go on a shallow dive. So it's not as the beds, except the flesh nights, the full portions, it goes and

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places it on top of each mountain for mountains and he comes back and then allows for kind of more dialogue states. Now. When you

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call each bird and each bird will come to you cya. They'll come to you swiftly.

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So he comes down from the mountains, he calls each bird lo and behold, the pieces of flesh the cubes of flesh start to form because the for example, a bird a word to form birds bird as flesh might be on mountain a mountain B mountain c mountain de so the pieces of flesh started to fall from each mountain. And it started to become whole again became bird a and it flies to Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and now he brought in Malaysia that was the witnesses this great Morocco this great sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It fills his heart with even more faith, a lot of work but the amount of the mBiA Masato Salaam I think I mentioned this in the first to the second session there Eman is

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always soaring higher and higher. Day by day, the image shows higher and higher. We on the other hand, a man drops out a man plummets in man goes up. The man of the angels stationary does not move. That's why I asked them why

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they don't disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala they do? What about when Allah has commanded them to do so now the amount of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam

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SOS is filled with even more a man because he's witnessing firsthand this great sign of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this was an interesting incident that took place during the time of Salah because sometimes people have the doubt like say for example, if someone were to drown, Allah forbid Allah protect us all. And if a fish were to eat up that individual or if the fish of the ocean would eat up, that individual is impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala to bring back that individual it is completely possible. It is completely possible it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be buried in one place for Allah subhanho wa Taala to resurrect you Eliza gel is the most powerful in a

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lot of body. Allah is capable of doing whatever he wills. So this story took place during the time of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. Now another incident that took place was that after a period of time, we mentioned that this mine allege that was Saddam was now he had settled in Makkah. So scholars state that he was the first of the Muslim arriba you have original Arabs, that the original Arabs were the Arabs who came and settled in Makkah, like we discussed in the previous session, they came and settled they came and asked hajah the mother of his

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permission to settle down and they settled there in my car. They were the origin atoms is my analysis that was done. On the other hand, he was the first of the mystery that was studied by in the sense he learned he learned the Arabic language from these original Arabs. He learned the Arabic language from these original Arabs and he learned the fluent

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the fluent Arabic language from these atoms, so he is known as the first of the Muslim study by in the sense who perhaps like borrowed the Arabic language from the original Arabs, and that's where this line of Arabs began. And until today, most of them are the most valuable, they are from the lineage of knowledge that was around so it was our beloved master famine. So that was why they will send them

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So he was the first of the mastaba to speak in Arabic, and the first of them to ride horses as well. It was the first of them to speak eloquent Arabic, and he was the first of them to ride horses as well. He was a noble man of his word is married to Islam was a noble man of his word, he would never ever break his promise Allah Subhana. Allah talks about him in the novel for iron with corofin kitabi is

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in Ghana, saw the

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Ghana rasuna.

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As mentioned in the book, the Koran is married to a celebrity he was true to his word to what he promised, and he was a messenger, a prophet of Allah subhana wa Jalla. So after a period of time now is my Muslim he marries. He gets married in Makkah, and like I mentioned yesterday, Ibrahim Alayhi, salat wa salam had the habit of visiting his wife hajah. And his son is my in LA LA salatu salam in Makkah, and he used to spend some time in Palestine with his wife, Saba, and his son, his heart and his love to Salaam as well. So this was the way Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam used to visit one family after the other. So once Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam visits his son,

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and on that day is my aid. Allah is not wassalam had promised an individual something. He had promised an individual something and he was gone a complete day, because of the promise was trying to fulfill that promise. And he was gone a complete day. Now time passes. And Ibrahim alayhi salatu. Salam, he, you know, he was making the whole day. So he thought, let's let me go visit the house of my son. He goes to the house of his son is married to Sam and he locks the door. Like I said his father in law was out. A lady opens the dough and she asks Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam Yes. What can I do for you? Who are you? Ibrahim? alayhi salatu salam he asked her where is this fine I wish to

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meet is my oh well it's mine is gone out is gone out you know for to run some errands is going out. So what can I do for you? So Ibrahim Allah is that was London asks us So who are you? Then she says I am his wife. And then he asked, Oh, good.

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How do you find life with his mind? And you know, in general house life he asks, she says, Well, you know, it's okay. We are barely making ends meet. It's actually very difficult. And we don't have much food.

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We find it very difficult. You know, we are actually struggling and she goes on, you know, it starts off with okay and then she starts to complain, nag and you know, grumble about life with his mind, Elisa. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam listened to her now she did not know that she was talking to her father in law. She didn't know about it. So she kept on doubling, complaining whining away. So after she had done with all her complaining, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam then told her Okay, fine. I'll take you leave now. Just please convey my Salaam regards to his smile, tell him that I brought in came and went and just tell him to change his dose to change his dose. This was the tiny piece of

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advice. You know, this was like a call in between father and son. They had a code language between father and son. And he leaves his smile. Elisa comes in the evening. And you know, in some sense the presence of his father, perhaps he could smell you know, the, perhaps the ether or something that Ibrahim alayhi salatu. Salam could have used at that time. So he asked his wife, did anybody come searching for me to share ideas and old man, he came and he asked for you. Okay, what did he say? Oh, he said his name was Ibrahim. And he just asked about life and all of that. And yes, it was the end just as he was about to leave. He wanted you to change your destiny. He wanted you to change

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his mind and he was alarmed. He understood what his father had meant. He understood but his father had met his father had wanted him at that time to divorce his wife because his wife was not an appropriate companion for him. She was not a compatible match. And this was something that Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam had gauged and realized at the very first meeting with his daughter in law at that time, so it's my knowledge that this lamp immediately obeys his father, look another lesson. Like I said, the other day appearance of utmost importance. We understand. We must try and strive to listen to our parents respect our parents, you know, and even if we disagree at times, you must be

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able to

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respectfully disagree, and we should not let things fester and well for too long where things go so sad with our parents that we can't even face our parents a lot. Like I said in the previous session whenever last Hannah Montana talks about worship, Allah Allah to shake obey Allah. Meanwhile in Arizona, a lot of couples are generally with good treatment of one's parents. Treat your parents with SSR treat your parents with excellence upon excellence. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to treat our parents in the very best manner possible. I mean, now some time passes is Miley salatu salam gets married again. And once again, Ibrahim alayhi salatu, Salam pais obviously, the same

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thing happens is my Ada leaves that Muslim was out Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam Knox todo la de open sudo Ibrahim alayhi wa sallam strikes a conversation with her. He asks, Who are you she says I'm this my ex wife. Okay, how's life and she goes on to say, you know, life is really good. So she was a positive individual was the earlier individual was a negative individual. Now this wife was an optimist. The other wife was a pessimist. She looked us to look at everything from a negative angle. So he had to understand in this story, it's of utmost importance that we as spouses in a relationship in a marriage, we both have to be optimists, we need to be positive, because after all,

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we are following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who was the greatest optimist to ever walk on the face of this earth among Mohammed Salah Salem, he used to look at everything from a positive angle. And if you do look at everything in your life, through the lens of positivity, you'll be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, you'll be able to make the best out of your life, you're not going to grumble, you're not going to complain. Because at times we look around us and we try to make excuses to be unhappy. We try. Oh, you know, my life sucks this that my parents are treating me bad. My wife is this, my husband is that, you know, we try to grumble and complain. We make so many

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excuses to be unhappy. But in reality, if we were to look around as if we were to just shift our perspectives a bit, and if we were to look around, we would realize that we have so much with us to be grateful to Allah subhana wa Jalla for so that has rendered gratitude unto Allah azza wa jal. So this lady, she goes on to say, you know, life is good with a smile, even though you know, we have little, but there is Baraka and we are happy at the end of the day, we live in a small house, but we are happy we call it home, we're happy and she started to talk on good things, Rahim Allah is not to listen to all that she had to say. And then finally, he said, Please convey my Saddam's regards to

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smile, and tell him that I stopped by and also telling him to

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hold on to his doorstep very well.

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Hold on to his doorstep very well.

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Lamb leaves his mind that was slamming comes in the evening, he senses that his father may have come to see him. He asked his wife, did anybody come to see me? She says yes, an old man, he came asking for you. And then she told him, all of that have whatever they you know, converged and spoke about. And she said Finally, he asked me to convey this piece of instruction to you, and he wanted you to hold on to your doorstep firmly hold on to your doorstep firmly so from this is my at least understood the message of his father. And that was that his wife, this wife is a suitable companion is an appropriate compatible match for him and that he should strive to protect the marriage between

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himself and his wife. And this was another incident that took place during the time of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. Now my dear brothers and sisters in this damn time passes and Ibrahim allege that wisdom gets older and older, so the time for him to pass on and meet Allah subhanho wa Taala now comes and he is in the throes of deaths a colossal amount May Allah subhanho wa Taala ease the agony agonism did for all of us. I mean, the father of all prophets, the greatest of them all, after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the greatest prophet after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if I didn't have a lot of friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He now passes away Ibrahim Ali is that

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person and passes away and Allah azza wa jal, but does he do. He places him by by tool but more, which is a house of Allah in the heavens. When the Kaaba was put up. When the Kaaba was built right in alignment to the Kaaba. There is a house of Allah in the heavens known as beta mode. And according to the words of the prophets of Allah, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, every single day, every single day 70,000 angels, go into battle Malmo. And they make tawaf of vital, Malmo. And they never, they never come out again. 70,000 every single day 70,000 angels, they go in the wake of Baden Malmo, and they come out and they never seen again, this is how vast the creation of Allah subhanho

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wa Taala is Allah so Allah subhanho wa Taala places

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My name is Joshua ceram, based in Malmo, as a reward for all the hardship he went through for all of the sacrifices he went through. The reward was Allah subhanho wa Taala placed him by by tomorrow morning. And with that the story of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam comes to an end. And when is roughly talking about his mind and his wisdom, that's actually not a lot to talk about him. In regard to him. He was the great great grandfather of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the lineage of our professor long while you send them traces back to his fine Elisa to Sarah, so after a period of time after the demise after the death of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam is

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my in LA salatu salam passes away as well. He was established in Makkah, so he passes away in Makkah, and he was buried in Makkah is married to Sarah. Now let's talk a little about his heart. alayhi salatu salam he was the he was the stepbrother, the consequent brother of is my concern, right in the sense.

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They both share the same father but not the same mother. They both share the same father, his heart and his mind. Alicia salatu salam, they both shared the same father, but not the same mother, as we all know, because the mother of his heart. And so that was number sobre la salatu salam and the mother of his ma he was hajer alayhi salatu salam, the father was one he was Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. So they were two brothers kunzang wind brothers, they shared the same father but different mothers. Now his half are a Serato ceram he got married wherever he was in Palestine with Sara Allen has Rocco Salaam like we mentioned earlier, so he gets married and Allah subhana wa Jalla blesses

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him with twins, two young boys, two sons. He was blessed with twins. One boy was named as Aries and the other was named as yaku. One was named as race and the other Yeah, cool. Yeah, por la ciudad was the lamb leg up later, he becomes a prophet. He was also known as his ra in Yahoo. These are few important facts. So that's why I mentioned it, you'd understand as we go further, inshallah. jacobellis was also known as Israel in the prophets and nations after jacobellis. That was a Lambo, all known as cat cemetery.

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When we saw him, they were all known as Ben who just check in with the URL when they were all known as Ben Israel, because they are cool ballets. That was when he was destroyed in the nations and the prophets after him were all known as Banu is right. In other words, the children of Israel who is this is Ryan, he is Jaco Araki. Salatu was Salam.

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Now, after a period of time, there was a harsh argument that took place between the two brothers between race and yaku, Abu alayhi salatu salam, the two children of his half let me start with salah and because of this argument, the mother, the wife of his heart, Allah Islam, had to send the APU away had to send jacoba his daughter Salaam, to his uncle named lava. His name was lavon. He she actually sent yeah por la salatu salam to him to avoid further arguments between the two brothers because the arguments kept increasing day by day and she wanted to avoid further strife between the two. So she sent the APU Valley Sierra Tucson to stay with his uncle, after a long period of time

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now jacobellis latos law marries his cousin sister, the daughter of his uncle, her name was Aliyah Her name was Leah jacobellis. Mary is the daughter of his uncle, his own cousin sister Her name was Leah. And later on, he married her younger sister as well. Her name was Rahim, her name was Rafi. Now according to the Sharia at that time, according to the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. At that time, it was permissible to get married to two sisters at the same time. According to our Sharia, it is not permissible. It is not permissible as long as for example, the first wife is alive. You cannot get married to your wife, sister, but after the death of your wife, yes, you can marry your

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wife, sister, but at that time, according to the Sharia, it was permissible to simultaneously get married to do sisters, so he married Leah as well as rahane. So the first wife, the first wife, Leah, she gives birth to 12 sons she gives birth to 12 sons, and they were known as they were known as the US barbed they were known as the US barked that well, sons of Leah, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks and mentions the ASVAB in a few places in the noble plan. Say for example, the loss of Hannah Montana states or an

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maybe Yun Amira

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behaving la hanos kobina howdy min Oman afternoon Abu Muslim,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala states who say oh Mohamed Salah while you it was 11am and now we believe in a law and we believe Elena, we believe in what has been sent down to us, ie the Koran, Mama onsala Ibrahim and we also believe and confirm in regard to what had been sent down to Ibrahim sent down to a smile sent down to his heart Yaqoob Allah subhanho salam, and that which was sent down to the US bar, now the ASVAB were the sons of the apple ballet Salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanaw taala. Like I said earlier mentioned in other places the number four as well. Now the second wife, Brahim, she gives birth to two sons, one who was an extremely handsome boy. His name was

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Yusuf alayhi salatu salam. His name was Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, the son of

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yaku was the son of his half Alayhi salat wa salam. According to the words of our profits for a long while u l. u s. lm he was used to dependent Kareem Kareem Kareem vinegary, he was used to the son of iacob, son of an open individual who was the APU, the son of his heart was also an open individual that all prophets the son of Ebrahim, the Helene of Allah, the study of Allah, and the second son from broadhead. The second son, his name was Vinnie, I mean, his name was Binyamin. So this is a little background about the family of yopu alayhi salatu salam. So when we go and discuss about the story of use of Allah that was intended to be a lot easier in the near future in short time. So now

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after a very long period, you have to balance that with salami yearns to visit his parents and his brother, which brother is the one he had an argument long time back. So this is after a long period. Now he's got married for 12 sons, they've got another two sons. So all in total, he had 14 cents. So he his wives, sons, all of them, they undertake a long journey to go visit his parents and his brother. During the journey, they stopped for some time at a place later to be known as Buddhists, that it will be known as a Buddhist. And at that location. iacobelli salatu salam he built in house of Allah for a lot to be worship, and that must in that house of Allah was known as David McCullough

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this show to the bedroom after this. So it was jacobellis Raja ceram, who built that house. So now he reaches his motherland. His parents had become very old and frail now because it is after a long period of time, to spirits, in other words, is hard, at least not to Sam and his wife. They have become very old. And while he was with them, they pass away, they pass away. And with that the story of his heart Alex that was alive as well as your family is not a slam comes to an end. And I know you might be thinking that we are close to discussing the interesting story of use of alleys that was around, but we have to discuss the story of the Prophet Luth Allah Misato Salaam first, as his

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story took place during the time of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and if you all with me, we're still the story of Ibrahim Alayhi salat wa salam, even though we fast forward quickly until use volleys that was set up. So now let us rewind back to the migration of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam What did we say? Ibrahim alayhi wa sallam migrated with sobre las Rossum his wife and one more individual. His nephew Luth Allahu salatu salam these were the three people who migrated from Iraq to Palestine. So after reaching Palestine because even a brother asked me yesterday as to what happened to do that is surrounded, they migrated together. They suddenly he went missing from the

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story. Here's the story we are going to discuss about new knowledge that was set up as they reach Palestine Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala because nude Elisa, those numbers had now been appointed as a prophet as a prophet. And, you know, don't think of it as something, you know, confusing. at a given time there would be two three prophets appointed by Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. I mean, look at the story of Moses that was haram whilst he was a prophet alayhi salatu salam was also appointed as a prophet. So at the time and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam was a prophet evolut Allah is that was that was appointed as a prophet. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu

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salam, he sends lute alayhi salatu salam to the villages of Sadoon English saddam, he sends Luth Allah is not Muslim to the villages of Sedona. Now, this location is currently where the Dead Sea is located currently, where the Dead Sea is located. The people of those villages were large in number they were large in number and they, as usual, had started to commit ship they had started to commit ship, they had started to associate partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. And not only that they were involved in a whole list of things.

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times a whole list of crimes. They were involved in sexual intercourse outside the parameters of marriage. They were. They used to leave their wives to indulge, indulge in sexual relations with men with the same gender. They used to rape others. They were involved in a whole list of crimes they were a while and Volga nation, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about them in the noble Koran.

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Why no one is calling me as

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a shadow.

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And remember

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the Prophet lot when he said to his people, when he said to his people, if not our economy at that tune, and far too soon, do you commit far sharper and sharper in the sense, while evil deeds? It's very broad because they used to commit a lot of evil deeds. So do you commit evil deeds one to one wise you can clearly see wise Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you the ability to see what is the truth? Do you commit all this furniture? In acuminata tuna rajala shirt which I mean Tony Nisa, but I'm alone, do you approach men in your lasts rather than women? Like I said earlier, they will leave their wives and approach men and lusatia to Islam and to say well and Tom common name, but you are a

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people who believe senselessly now let us pause for a moment and the few minutes that I have. Let's talk about homosexuality, a sensitive topic these days. So what does Islam exactly say about homosexuality? Islam is crystal clear in its prohibition of homosexual acts, okay, as it clashes with the natural way, Allah subhanho wa Taala, God has created us it clashes, nor does it serve the purpose of procreation, reproduction, which is one of the biggest objectives behind the institution of marriage. But today, today, you know, I'm sure most of you are aware, recently, they legalized same sex marriages and all. They had the gay pride parades and things like that. So today, the

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contemporary discussion about homosexual marriage is more political for same sex marriages is more political. Those in favor of homosexual marriages believe that the gays are being denied certain rights that straight couples are enjoying because of being in a heterosexual union and because of being in a heterosexual marriage. So they consider this discriminatory. They consider this unfair that straight couples, normal couples have rights, privileges and benefits that they don't have that homosexual couples do not enjoy. So they think it is unfair, just because of their sexual orientation, they have been deprived of these rights, privileges and so called benefits. So these

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individuals, the ones who are in favor of same sex marriages, they don't call for the the elimination of all the rights, privileges and benefits that are being given to straight couples, they just want expansion. This is what the import right they want an expansion. They want gay people to receive the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight people straight married couples receive. But sadly, they don't realize that the institution of marriage comes with so many strings attached so many strings of responsibility attached, like for example, that have children that have children, which is a huge basic responsibility for a married couple. So the rights and privileges

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that are there for a straight married couple are there to protect the woman and child during an event of a divorce, separation, etc. So this is why we have certain rights and privileges that have been given in different countries for straight mad married couples. Anyway, this is just a glimpse into the contemporary discussion. As for Islam, we Muslims are not homophobic. Now you have this term that is being you know, thrown all over the place homophobia, where people are scared and have this

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paranoia and this fear towards homosexual people. We are not homophobic towards homosexuals, nor are we in favor of discrimination. But as Muslims we deem homosexual acts as wrong and immoral according to our religion, we deem them wrong. So just because of that, how can we be considered, you know, narrow minded, how can we be considered bigots for that, for for deeming homosexual acts to be wrong, just as how you have people vegans, who are people who adhere very strictly to veganism, veganism in the sense they only consume vegetables. They don't tolerate any form of exploitation, any form of cruelty towards animals. They don't tolerate their strict

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followers of veganism. Now can we say that the people who follow veganism have got meat a phobia where they're scared of meat? Can we say or people who consume meat you and I we all consume meat? Can we say that the people who strictly follow veganism, they suffer from major phobias and you know, you know, they've got meta phobia. They're scared of me. They're scared of us. We can say that. You have kleptomaniacs people who are addicted to stealing kleptomania. You have people that they may be even rich people. But whenever they go to a store or somewhere, they get a kick out of stealing things out of stealing things and they like to steal, you know, it's part of their

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addiction. So can we now I'm sure you know, we are all against stealing. So does that mean that we have all got klepto phobia? That all we are against stealing your Tesco phobia? If you're against alcohol, alcohol or phobia? It's not like that. I mean, we must be able to today what's happening is that Muslims are in such a confusion in regard to how much an individual should compromise and how much One should not compromise in regard to one's values, beliefs and principles of Islam, Africa, of the religion, you know, this is all in the name of modernity. You see so much of modernity around you, modernity has changed so much around us look, even the term family the traditional

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term, it's a landmark institution, family, we are all familiar with it family has been redefined. What was it before the Father and Mother couple of children makes a family a family unit. But today now it has been redefined to incorporate same sex marriages. You know, unmarried couples, this term has been redefined in the name of modernity. So as Muslims, how much are we to embrace of this modernity, we can embrace certain elements of modernity, we are a tolerant people we can embrace as long as we do not compromise our values, beliefs and principles of Islam.

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This is what is about most important, so you must be very careful. So when I say that we are not homophobic, we do not detest someone just because he or she is a homosexual, because our religion does not punish us for the impulses and inclinations that run in our minds. Say for example,

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what is this now teachers is an evil thought comes in your mind, if an evil thoughts if an evil thought comes in your mind, say let's say you intentionally want to break your fast, fasting in Ramadan is obligatory upon all of us, right? So you intentionally intend to break your fast

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Will you be considered a sinner, you have not acted upon it. It's just cropped up in your heart, that this is inflammation. If you don't act upon it, if you shun it away, my dear brother, you are going to be rewarded. But last time, say you're thinking of committing an illicit act with a woman.

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Say, Allah forbid, thoughts of fornication, or adultery, drop in your heart, as human beings desires come in our heart, we're supposed to curb these desires. So if something haram pops in our heart, as long as we don't act upon that desire, and even more, if you shine it away, you're going to be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala, you're going to be rewarded. But say you act upon it, that's when you are considered a sinner. But on the other hand, we talk about good deeds, if you even intend the good deed, record is written for you, but just for intending a good deed, and when you act upon that intention and do the good deed, the reward is multiplied for you by Allah subhana wa

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Tada, this is how beautiful our religion is. So talking about homosexuals because some people say that we are born homosexual, certain people. This is something between them and God between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are nobody to judge and according to us what we say is that, okay, fine, you may be a homosexual, we're not homophobic towards you, but we deem homosexual acts as wrong and immoral. And all we can say is that in our religion, you do not have a legal outlet, a permissible outlet of releasing your desires, you cannot indulge in homosexual acts. So you can be a homosexual, but it's a back end for you. You need to curb those desires, just as how an alcoholic What is it?

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He's addicted to alcohol? But does Islam allow the consumption of alcohol? Can he say no, I'm an alcoholic, so I need to consume alcohol. No. And also just because he says that he's an alcoholic. Can we detest him? Does Islam teaches that to detest him to chase him away? Can we chase him away from the masjid? Can we detest him? Is that the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Allah, Allah you know, we must welcome him into our worship spaces and all of that, but still, we will not condone we will not allow him to consume alcohol or

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If he does it on his own, that's a different story but in front of us,

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we cannot deem them as permissible, we cannot deem that as permissible. And for him, it's a battle. And if he does not act upon his desires, if he does not act upon his desires,

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if he controls and curbs his desires is going to be rewarded.

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So all we say is that there is no legal permissible avenue for a homosexual to indulge in his or her desires in our religion. Ergo we refuse to celebrate a law that openly legalizes and permits what our religion deems immoral, simple as that. And for that, we cannot be considered because we cannot be considered narrow minded intolerant people. Now, a few days back, you saw so many people sporting the rainbow colors and whatnot. But as believers as Muslims, we refuse to celebrate a law that openly legalizes and permits that which Islam deems as immoral. But we are not homophobic towards them if they do not share our faith. They're free to do whatever they want to do. They are

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answerable to God, that's up to them.

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But in our religion within the parameters and the guidelines of Sharia, it is not permissible for us to do such acts as no foot. So with that, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam,

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I conclude but what's important is that we must be able to strike a balance because alika Jana, Mata masala, Allah subhanho wa Taala states that we have made you a moderate and balanced nation, we must not give into extreme ideologies. Either way, you know, not too modern, not too traditional. I was always able to strike a balance in the middle and like I said earlier, we can embrace modernity, as long as we do not compromise the teachings and values of Islam. So with that, I conclude today's session, inshallah Tada. Tomorrow we will continue with the story of dos alayhi salatu salam, I look forward to talking to you all tomorrow.