The Ideal Muslim Society 01 – Intro to Surah Hujuraat

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala shortfill MBA you will Morrison in Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ojima In understandably so neti he laomi de amor buried as salam or aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. And thank you all for joining us welcome to this brand new thematic study and Tafseer of SUTA to hoogenraad. As you see in front of your screen, this is the title of the entire course it is called the Ideal Muslim society, which is primarily what sort of couture art is really, truly all about. So welcome, everybody, please do not hesitate. Send your Salam let me know, where are you tuning in

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from? Let me know, what have you been doing today? Right as much as or anything that you want in the comments section. We would love to keep ourselves just back and forth and engaged as much as possible throughout today's session. And in the future classes. Insha Allah Who terilyn we also encourage all of you, if you have any questions at any point during the discussion, by all means, just drop it into the comment section. And I will get to them because they let you tailor. So I'm very, very pleased to present this course to you. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us to begin it for his sake to journey through the surah for his sake. And of course, to conclude it

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for his sake, Allahumma Amin,

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the first thing that I want to mention, before we begin, and we delve into the the surah is, I know that some of you might be thinking, okay, so little hoogenraad You know, there I can listen to this type of car for free online somewhere. Or it's one of those students that have been discussed over and over and over. Like throughout the years, there's so many books in literally every language talking about the Tafseer of so little hoogenraad What is going to make this one so different? And the answer to that is really simple. First and foremost, this I hope in sha Allah will be one of the more intensive study of the surah and the reason why I say that is I've gone online and I've looked

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as literally as many of the tough has seen of this surah that you can find online of all the different shoe you around the world both in Arabic and in English. And you know, masha Allah Tabata Cola, there is certainly a lot of knowledge out there. And every single Imam and share has their own perspective, their own level of skill and knowledge when it comes to pertaining to the surah and the knowledge of the surah. Everybody is at a different level. So you have some type of seals that are incredibly detailed, but they concentrate on a certain area of the SUTA. So concentrate on the language or the syntax or the style of the surah itself, then you'll have another chef that will

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concentrate on the history and the CRO of the Surah, then you'll have another that will combine a little bit of both, then you'll have another that will concentrate on a different element of the surah. What I wanted to do is I wanted to combine as many of these areas as possible in this one course. And the second thing is, this is not all from me. Some of it is from my own study. Some of it are some of the things that I benefited and I learned Wiles studying the surah and most of it is going to be based on the famous Tafseer of Imam portobay Rahim Allah. So if you ever want sort of a reference point of everything that you see in front of you, and to find it in a different you know,

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Section somewhere in a different book or collection somewhere mmm, we'll come to be Steph Sierra Jamya camel and that is the tafseer that I followed that as the tafseer that I rely upon that as the tafseer that I studied the most. Why I love that particular collection is because a man will call to be Rahimullah did something incredibly unique that very few top CEOs have done which is almost after every single area of every sword, literally almost every single area, give or take. There are messa in sections there are sections where He extracts different elements and benefits of the idea of fit the issues are discussed in great detail at PETA issues, a little bit of stories here in there for

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Sahabas endless amount of narrations of the Sahaba has a hadith to galore like you name it. So when I looked at this Tafseer I realized almost immediately just how beautiful and comprehensive IT WAS.

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So I decided that this was my ultimate go to place. So everything that you see on your screen from now until the end of this course be, isn't it Tyler, I get it all from the Tafseer of MMO portal to be rocky Mahalo. So just keep that in mind as a reference point. So, again, for those of us that are coming in here and seeing this for the first time thinking, it's going to be like that tipsy of soda hoogenraad that you listen to a while ago that you studied a while ago. Hopefully, it's going to be a combination of that, and much, much more biggest Neela Hytera. So let's begin with the baraka and blessing in the name of Allah and asking Allah subhanaw taala to bless our time together Allah in

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me. So there you have it, the Ideal Muslim society Tafseer of Surah till hoogenraad l hoogenraad. From Fujimoto literally means the private quarters, which we're going to talk about momentarily. So that's a huge a lot, of course, is the 49th Surah of the poor end. Okay.

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So what can you expect with this particular Surah here a couple of things that you can look at unexpecting shout Allahu taala. Number one, of course, parameters and limits of how we can engage and talk about the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam. Now, this sort of here, when you, when we call it the Ideal Muslim society, is one of a few sources in the Koran. So another source that that has a similar subject to it is sort of an ISA.

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This particular surah is one major component of how to create a healthy Muslim community, anywhere in the world in any given time. So if you want to be able to integrate, and live in a community anywhere in the world, and not have to compromise the teachings of your religion, not have to give in take to the point where you're doubtful of your religion, you're doubtful of your relationship with Allah, you can still maintain all of those fundamental principles of Islam, but at the same time, be a healthy participant, of your community or society. If that is the goal, this is one of the sutras that will help you achieve that, that would help you achieve all of that to be part of

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the society to integrate, but at the same time, preserve and protect your Muslim identity. That's what this sorta is all about. So one of the things that it's going to begin discussing to us is the limits of how when we talk about the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, but also, when the Sahaba spoke to the Prophet, or they spoke in the presence of the Prophet Terry Soto's, and so they're talking amongst themselves, how they did that, and what were some of the etiquettes that they needed to follow, so that they don't step on any toes, so that they don't disrespect the Prophet early, so to speak, or offend him in any way. So we're going to look at that in great detail, Inshallah,

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consequences of not taking these matters seriously.

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Just in general, when instruction is given to us, and it's not taken seriously. Why does that happen? Like, where does that come from? And why is it such a challenge to overcome that mindset? Like, you know, we have so many YouTube videos with so much content online, we have endless amount of books. You know, one of my professors in the University of Medina told me that he was one of the supervisors for students who were writing their thesis in the masters and doctorate programs or in PhD programs. So he would tell us from time to time that when we assign certain topics to the students, we run out of topics, like we don't know what else to tell them. So it reached to a point

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where there were times where these professors were telling these students to write on a previous students thesis and make your thesis about that previous thesis, supine a lot, right? So now you're recycling and you're going back in circles, this group is going to write about the previous group, and then the next group comes around, it writes about this group, and that's the cycle it kept going from time to time. So it all boils down to one thing. When certain matters are not taken seriously. They are easily lost or forgotten. This sorter is going to help you and I to reignite that series.

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And that thirst, principles of the Islamic community and a healthy Muslim community as well. How are you supposed to deal with friends, your social circle and everyone else around so everything with respect to edit kits and so on the respect of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam into respect for each other.

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And based on the works of Emmanuel coulterville Rahim Allah so there you go, are you guys ready? I hope that you all are ready in sha Allah Huhtala

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Let us begin with a couple of introductory notes. Okay.

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This is a melody Sora

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and it is a mezzanine Surah bill each map. So it is unanimously agreed that this is a Medini Soto. So that means that Islam has been around for at least 13 years, exactly when in Medina was the sort of reveal some of the real MSA early Medina, some of the real MSA in the mid stage of Medina. So you're looking at at least roughly

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1617 years that Islam has been around that the Muslims have now settled in Medina, and somewhere within mid phase of the prophethood of prophecy seldom in Medina. So remember, he's there for about 10 years, somewhere in the middle. That's when the soda is given to him. Salalah Barley was right. But the point is, it's a med any soda. Now, why is that important? Medini sodas have lots of very unique characteristics to them. And the one characteristic that you're going to appreciate when you study this sorter is and pretty much all many sodas is that it's going to concentrate a lot on etiquettes and behavior. And that is the overall umbrella theme of the surah is that everything

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every a every lesson, is linked back to an etiquette of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that you and I are expected to adapt, to adhere to, to practice to learn. So keep that in mind. This is something that all of us have to do our best to acquire the teachings in terms of our etiquettes with the Prophet on Esau to a salon and with the Koran and with each other. Now, why does the question why?

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Yet the poor and perhaps maybe 90% of the Koran has everything to do with etiquettes and behavior,

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the 10% you can link it back to theory. So you can link it back to knowledge of the Unseen gender Jahannam the Day of Judgment, so on and so forth, then you can link it back to the Stories of the Prophets and Messengers. And then you have like glimpses of fifth issues and Islamic law. You know about your Salah about the cat very little actually about the cat inheritance about what is halal and haram in terms of what we drink and what we eat very later in terms of those types of outcome and rulings. And everything else is connected and intertwined to the etiquettes that we have with one another. So many sources, primarily focus on this aspect of the Quran. So this is going to be

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one perfect example of that. You're going to see just how important the way that we behave with each other, the way that we act with each other, and especially for us as Muslims, being representatives of this Deen being a representation of the Quran and Sunnah. how critical that is, in our day to day lives with each other.

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The reference to the prophets, private rooms in verse four. So this sort of gets its name from verse four. Now we won't get to verse four today. But when we do get to it in, in sha Allah, we're going to talk about what these runes are. These were like actual sections or quarters that were assigned to the wives of the prophet Ali Santosa. So we will get to that verse, we'll talk a little bit more about that in sha Allah was revealed after social media data, and just before a tiring, making it the 100th and eighth Surah revealed to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and was revealed in the ninth year after the HRR.

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So remember, we said somewhere in the middle, so the Imam will call to be Rahim Allah mentioned that the majority of the lemma agree

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This was more of a sorta during the latter Medina stage. So very close to the end. Now here's why that's important. Here's why that's important. Now you're coming towards the end of the revelation, there's about at least one year left and prophesy set it in this revelation period, we'll be done. So there's about a year left.

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The fact that this in the knowledge that this sort of entails is given so late, close towards the end of the process of life, and his prophethood tells us a couple of things. Number one,

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you know, how we say you save the best for last, there's a great wisdom or many wisdoms, why Allah subhanaw taala would save this surah late in the end of his prophethood. So all of these sorters look, we said 108 rain, so there's just a few sutras left before we get to 114. Right. So you have this Sora and you will have all of these other chapters of the Quran that have already been revealed. So process seven has an enormous more than 90% of the or n is already with him, what could possibly be left of such importance that Allah subhanho wa taala, in his infinite wisdom, decides to delay that till the very end of the prophethood.

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So that's the first thing to keep in mind. Second way of looking at this, our scholars teach us is that these are the parting messages that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala wants to leave all of us. So the process sent him and all of us as His followers, like these are the messages that if you have forgotten everything else, don't forget this, right, because we left it till the end, because this is what we want you to remember. And to know, as you depart as you leave this world, it's so critical at the end of the day. So in terms of importance. Again, it highlights that the surah came this late, like these were critical messages before he passed away sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that

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it could be fresh in his mind. And it could be fresh in the minds of the believers that they take the lessons that were brought into the Surah, you're going to see a really interesting connection, you're going to see that this surah is going to combine pretty much all the etiquettes of the horror n into one surah which is truly remarkable. Very few soldiers can do like do that, where they're so comprehensive, but short at the same time. And they have this massive combination of a vast array of lessons and teachings of other suitors all combined combined in a short but comprehensive manner in one particular chapter. This is one of them.

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So let's begin guys Bismillah here, man yo Rahim. So there's the first area in front of you. Allah subhanho wa Taala begins the surah and he tells us here you Hello, Xena I'm in LA to cut d mu urbaine de de la baignade de la Hiwot. Also really what topple in Allah has semi on Eileen. So this is the first verse for today. And most likely it will be the only verse that we will do today B is Nila Italia, there's so much to unpack here. So let's get right into it.

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Oh believers do not proceed in any manner before a decree from Allah subhanho wa Taala and His messenger and fear Allah, surely Allah is all hearing and all knowing. Okay, so now, go back to the beginning and the title of this course, the Ideal Muslim society. You want to create this ideal community. Now, we're not going to talk about creating an actual community of all the different families and people that are part of that community. In the entire sort of, we are going to concentrate on the one community that you and I are always part of, and that's our family. That's a community, like the larger and broader community is made up of the families that are part of that

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community. So a community is only as strong and as good as the families that make up that community. So let's concentrate there, let's make that our starting point. So the community, meaning our family,

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ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala begins with here you have Latina

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O you who believe I'll take a look at

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We're going to break this down. Okay.

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You have here? Oh, people have Amen. Oh believers. My question is, why is the sort of restricted to believers? Why not yet a uns? Because in all honesty, every community is going to be a mixture of Muslims and everyone else. Right, at least most communities across the globe is like that. So if this is about building the Ideal Muslim community, we still have to have a good relationship and be neighbors to the extended community. So why isn't it addressing or at least calling and encompassing all of the extended community? Shouldn't all Muslims and people respect the Prophet rd slaughter? So when it comes to that in a second? Let's answer this first part right here. The answer to this are a

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number of things. Number one, when Allah subhanaw taala, in this surah begins with yet you let the inner Herman

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This is calling out to people of Eman and when you keep that within the framework of building an Ideal Muslim community. You and I as believers have to be the leading example. For that community, you cannot be secondary, you have to be a leader in terms of example. So Allah wants us from the very beginning of the Surah, to understand that you are people of faith.

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And part of your representation of this faith, ie Islam, part of you been Muslim, is that you have to be a leading example when it comes to good morals and ethics, good etiquettes good mannerisms. If you want to have all of those things, taken care of and preserved in your community, then you are going to have to be the leading example. So you're going to have to follow all the parking rules, all the street laws, you're going to have to make sure that you are the one that stops at every stop sign.

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You adhere to all of the neighborhood laws. So you know, if there are certain noise restrictions and crowd restrictions, especially during the pandemic, things like that, you as a believer, because you have Eman, you should and must be a leading example to this in order for this formula to work, which is remarkable. So that's what Allah expects from us. Okay. That's what Allah expects from us, He expects us to be the example.

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My question is, have we become that example? Like, have we become the ideal example of a community out there?

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And just think about that for a second, wherever you live?

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If you think about, okay, who is the noisiest family? In my neighborhood? Who comes to mind?

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Who are the troublemakers of my community? Who comes to mind? Who are the ones that never ever follow rules? Or they just, you know, speed up and down my street every day? Which of the people in my community do that? We're the people that are always smoking or drinking or, you know, up to no good in the corner of the street in my community? Who are those people?

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And you've got to wonder that the answer to that are people of faith, ie Muslims, then the rest of the sorter is going to be a huge problem for that family. It's gonna be a huge problem. But the sooner we'll help you deal with that. Now, the idea is that you don't just exterminate and get rid of people who are troublemakers in your community. You don't just tell them okay, go move somewhere else. No, no, no, that's not the best way to deal when somebody has a problem. You don't just kick them out of the picture or tell them to leave. Because at the end of the day, this is a problem. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala puts you there, then you are in a great position to be an example and

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perhaps maybe encourage and teach and help. You don't you never know what's happening in somebody's home. You never know what somebody is going through. So when you see these problems outside the house, you have no idea what's happening within that home. So that's the first wisdom and reason as to why the sort of begins with a letting them in, because you will have faith. Here's the second wisdom.

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Remember, l Athena Ermanno. Is not the same as men. When you say Allah

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At a minimum, this is somebody that recognizes faith when they see it. But they themselves don't necessarily practice it. But they accept it. They acknowledge it's a good thing. And they said, You know what, what you're doing is right. I know it's right. But I just can't get myself to do it. Or I'm too lazy, or I haven't gotten there yet. And so on so forth. Right? That's a Latina mm min is who you recognize it and you practice it. It's a quality in it's a part of your life. It's it's part of your identity. So you see the difference immediately.

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And Latina Amman? At least the bare minimum, Allah is asking from you and I, when he's calling you a Latina, Eminem is saying to you that look, even if you are not the most practicing Muslim on your street in your family, at least acknowledges that which is correct, at least do that. Even if it's not a quality in at least acknowledge that that's the right thing to do. And I should be doing that. Even though I'm not I should at least be thinking and doing that. That's yeah, you're living in Amman. So those two lessons are perhaps the most important when you're starting to build a healthy community, especially within your home. You at least want to be a good example a leading example or

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at least acknowledge what is correct. And in sha Allah, you know, you work towards that right. Okay. Let's go back now.

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Allah then says led to Kadima, Albania de la, he will solely

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do not proceed in any manner before a decree from Allah and His messenger. Here's the word padam. That's this word here led to a demon from Takata. Takata is literally to walk in front of someone else or to go before him. So sometimes you say put them cut them go in front, go in front. That's the bottom. Allah is saying. Don't proceed forward. Sorry, I just want to change the actual slide that you're on. Shall we only seen the front of the first one?

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Oh, really?

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Okay, let's let's try that. Perfect. That's Yes, that's better. Okay.

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Okay, so let's look at the move. baignade I apologize for that, guys. I'm not really sure why it was stuck on the first one.

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So yeah, you will Edina and then led to Kadima, Verbania de la Hiwot, or sorry, so this is the next section of the Surah or excuse me, the a tag them to literally walk in front of somebody beignet a de beignet a day. As you see at the bottom there, a literal translate translation of this is between his hands like right in front of you between his hands. The phrase refers to what is before a person since what is between the hands of a person is actually what's in front of him, or it means in His presence. So the point is, when we say beignet a deal between your hands means that you have control over this, it's right in front of you and you have control, like it hasn't left your hands hasn't

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left your control, which is really important. So now when you put all this together, what is the next section of this ad are really highlighting or addressing so let me make sure that we get to the next slide. Okay.

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So here

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How is this a start of building an Ideal Muslim society we've discussed right, putting forward or a suggestion or a judgment before Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had spoken is now prohibited. So basically, the companions are not allowed to talk about what is permissible or what is not permissible and pass a judgment pass on a ruling

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until they can confirm their thoughts, their judgment, their suggestions with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, like a room other than hottub although the Longhorns suggested Hey jab to the process, send them but he never said From now on, that's what's gonna happen. He still went to the Prophet Ali's AutoSum and suggested that to him, and Allah subhanaw taala revealed a verse and from SUTA to note and it became any frequent official law. Well, my point is, it comes from a companion who thought of this idea who put two and two together and then Allah subhanho wa Taala confirms that with the proper

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Arlie his Salatu was Salam. So that's led to Kadima, Albania de la, he was slowly. Now, the next question is how did the Companions react to this? So now, you can imagine,

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you can imagine, Allah subhanho wa Taala and approx they sell them. How does this look in our homes, Allah and Versa Selim, they say one thing, you and I don't get to say something different. We don't get to make up our own rules of what we think is halal or haram or what we think is right or wrong. You know, we might say, well, this, okay, you know, I can put up you know, Christmas decorations and put up a tree and just go all out, because I'm part of a community and that's okay.

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Allah in the process, Selim is saying, don't make any judgment or ruling unless and only unless you confirm it with a law or the prophets, I sell them. Now, obviously, you know, this doesn't mean you're going to go into Dubai and talk to Allah that said, and just wait for a revelation, that's not going to happen that way. So how does how do we relate to this lesson? It's very simple. You go now to the Quran.

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And if there is something on your mind that you've been thinking about? So for example, a common question that used to happen quite a bit was smoking. He's get asked this question a lot. And you know, you're not going to go into the Koran and find an area that says Do not smoke. But you are going to find a ad that tells us where you hit Lululemon. Mataji that where you had remodelling him with haba is Allah made halal for you the things that are the things that are pure, that are clean, that are pleasant, that are healthy and so on? Just like in another suit, Allah will say you will have Latina and Kulu may not play you that. Allah says, oh, people have Eman in others. So does it

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says yeah, au NAS, all mankind, eat from that which is tube, which is good, it's healthy for you, it's clean, you know, damage your body or hurt you or make you ill and things like that, right? So my point here is that you have things that are a tube, it doesn't explicitly show that but the fact that you go to the poor N, and you look for whether inhaling, you know, smoke, that in and of itself is harmful to me whether that's right or wrong. You may not get an explicit verse, but you get a principle to follow. And then when you look at how scholars explain it, then you put two and two together. That's how you decide how to move forward. And the same thing with the prophet is

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AutoZone. Obviously, he's not here, but who is here.

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The body is here. Sahih Muslim is here, the Sunnah books are here, Hadith books are here. And the scholars are here. At least we still have scholars that are able to explain the rulings and explain these things for us. So that's really important. So you don't need the physical person in front of you. But in shout, Allahu taala. The legacy that the process LM has left behind is a complete and perfect example of how we can consult when we need to consult.

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So how did the Companions then react to all of this? Can you imagine? Now you don't get to make these decisions on your own. So what did they do? Let's take a look.

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Let us take a look. So we're here on this.

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The true believer is completely committed to his faith that you and I Sharla today has deep conviction of its truth and knows with certainty that everything that Allah and His Messenger it salatu salam command is perfect for us. It's beneficial to us, and indeed beautiful in all respects. So that first principle there, that Imam or to be mentioned in his Tafseer is basically to emphasize and highlight the fact that if you are a true person of Eman, your conviction to the truth, meaning it to Islam, is enough for you to be semirara know what authority I hear and I obey. That gets enough the fact that you are someone of faith. You call yourself a believer, you adhere to the

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teachings of this religion, the fact that you do all of that, in shell like that's automatic. Now, you've set your whole life into autopilot. That when you hear an A or Hadith and it's authentic, and you understand its teachings, you say Bismillah I don't care what I want or I desire. This is what Allah wants for me instead. That's what I'm going to do. That's what I'm going to follow. Men somehow

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Allah,

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if only life was like that, if only life was like man, you know, go back to our Constitution, our Islamic constitution, you go back to the poor n into the sooner, like everything that you decide when you have like board meetings and everybody's disagreeing with each other of the next step in some something, you go back. Okay, what did Allah and His Messenger Elisa to say about the situation, when husband and wife disagree, and you know, they're going at each other with a certain problem, you go back to the Koran and send it you figure out how to deal with that problem. Even you personally, you've got to struggle, depression, anxiety, stress, hardship, whatever the case is. And

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you listen to all of these experts, and they give you different ideas in different ways, which is great. But it simply doesn't solve the problem, like you don't find any sort of meaningful solution. So you go back to the Quran, and Sunnah and you find it there.

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And there's one very, very important point that I'm gonna save, that I want to share with you, when you connect all of this together. Take a look at this narration that you see in front of you. Then the Prophet alayhi salatu salam sent more as even whichever order the loved one to Yemen.

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He asked him, What will you use to judge them? So when you go to Yemen,

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and you run into any problems, like how are you going to figure out what is right and wrong? He replied, I'm going to use Allah's book. And then the process Selim asks him, and what if you don't find the answer you seek in it? So what if you don't find your direction in Allah's book? He replied, then I'm going to go to the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger. He said, so the love it was, what if you don't find the answer you seek in it? Which is really interesting. Because not every single detail of our life life is spelled out to us in the Quran and Sunnah. So for example,

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Allah will tell us versus them will tell us to cover ourselves to cover our our privates, well, how you do that is very different from culture to culture, time period to time period,

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country to country society to size society, like everybody dresses differently.

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So what do you do? So now you go to the next phase, the sooner laser principles to follow, like, it's got to be loose, it can't be transparent, and so on. And so it's got these guidelines to follow. Okay, but I can achieve that by wearing pants or a shirt or a sweater or a dress or this or that. And when you start to connect those, those those details now to these principles, that's what the process I'm is making reference to here. Like, if somebody comes and asks you, what material should I wear?

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I should it be cotton? Should it be polyester, like what what material is from the from Islam? That's not spelled out to us, to us, in the Koran, or soon. So that's what the process is making reference to it. So like, what if you're asked to something in most miniscule thing, but you don't find the exact answer? In the poor end or in the student. One of the examples I just used was about smoking, smoking, cigarette smoking pipes and vapors, all that stuff right, not spelt out to us, but the principles are there, a watch with more on it than I do love mine. He says. He says, I will strive to pass my own judgment. Allah's Messenger SallAllahu Sallam then said Alhamdulillah Praise

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be to Allah, who has granted the messenger of Allah's Messenger, meaning you more of a course pleasing to Allah's Messenger. In other words, process I'm so delighted, he's so proud of Morath because basically more as like, I'm going to go to the core end if I don't find it, I'm going to go to the city if I don't find it there then I'm going to figure it out. I'm going to pass a judgement based on my knowledge of these two sources. The point of this narration is the last point you see at the bottom there The point being that more as relegated his own judgment a third place

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what do you learn from that when we hear lead to cut demo beignet de la Hiwot are solely Emmanuel poor to be literally just sums summarizes it right there. Don't put yourself ever before Allah and His Prophet Harley Sato salah.

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Don't do that.

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You and I are always in third place when it comes to the teachings of our team. What I think what you think, our personal judgment or common sense or experience, we don't get to put that in front of Allah and His Prophet Elisa to set. An example of that is unfortunately like some Muslims who say

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that the Quran is archaic. The Sunnah is old fashioned and archaic. Like it doesn't belong in 2022. It doesn't belong in this country or society. It's so backward and No, no, the source is in backward. The source is an archaic, you and I, our understanding and our limited knowledge might be the problem. But the source itself isn't. So go back to these two sources. And dig deeper and study and consult with our dilemma. And then come up, then come to the solution. Allah will bless you with the solution. I say this to students all the time. Once you make a sincere effort to find a solution or direction in your life in any problem or situation, and you make a sincere effort to go to the

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poor and our sunnah, Allah will always open up the door for you. You know, there's a famous story of Edna Tamia Rahim Allah,

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that he was trying to figure out an issue. And he couldn't figure it out. And he was just really like getting frustrated with himself. So what does he do? He stops for a moment, he stops his research. And he's just start saying a stuck federal law. He says the stuff that Allah literally 1000 times. And after 1000 times, he managed to piece that issue together, and he wrote an entire volume on it.

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He just went back to the poor Ed and son. And he convinced himself like he told himself, you know what? Maybe it's because of sin that I did. Why Allah subhanaw taala isn't making this process easy for me.

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So let me just say a stop for Allah. And just because of that judgment,

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kept himself always below the poor n. And below the Prophet alayhi salatu, salam, ala opened the door for him. Why? Because of his sincerity, all of us can have that too.

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All of us can have that too.

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You know, when you're trapped in a relationship, when you're trapped at home, when you're trapped with kids, and you just, you go through problems after problems, you just don't know how to deal with them.

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It is really, and the unfortunate part of this

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this job is that when I'm counseling couples, the unfortunate part of it is that you listen to a lot of their problems. And the vast majority of it boils down to just the lack of knowledge, the lack of knowledge of 13. They're just not.

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They're not engrossed in knowledge. They're not well versed in the basic principles. So when an argument pops up, they don't know what are the solving techniques and principles that poor Encina gave us when we're in those situations, about staying calm.

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Don't pass judgment, because that's the worst form of lying to assume or to just, you know,

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passing a conclusion or a judgment towards somebody without verifying anything to misjudge. Like these things, the support and incident are so strict about and so you refrain from from doing those things. Then you realize Subhanallah the fact that I follow these etiquettes Allah just keeps opening a door upon a door for me to find a direction find solution to these issues. That's what all of this is about.

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It's about knowing our place and all of this is captured in just the first verse of this beautiful Surah that to cut the medina de la water solely. The next thing is that Allah subhana wa Taala tells us what Tupou law so let me just

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summarizes go to the next.

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Next slide here, okay, we got about 10 minutes. To summarize a number one loss of Hannah mortarless with double law in the law has Semyon Isley have Taqwa of Allah, Be conscious of Allah. So one of the things now when you put together this first A, Allah subhanahu wa Tada. You know what, just so that visually you guys can. We're all on the same page. Let me bring the area back so we can all just see it. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says And fear Allah. That's right here what Tapachula

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Taqwa remember is awareness and consciousness of Allah. So you're constantly thinking and remembering Allah in our Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us in an authentic hadith in a Timothy by a be sappy, dilhari or the Allah one, it duckula Haytham equipped.

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Fear Allah subhanaw taala be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hazlemere Quint Hazlemere every single spot that you're at

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Hazlemere Quint,

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and that ain't American, Haytham Haytham. Every single footstep you take every spot you go to everywhere you move and turn to. That's where you need to be Subhan Allah. That's it. Tequila Haifa, Malcolm, that a prophesy Selim is telling us always be conscious and aware. Question here that usually arises is is that even possible? Is it possible to remember Allah that often 24 hours a day? Yes. 100% How do you achieve it? I'm not saying I have achieved it. So it's a work in progress process for all of us. But it's a work in progress for me, especially but

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put it this way.

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Every single day, we pray five times a day. That is a training session that we go through five times a day, to keep that energy to keep that presence and that consciousness that awareness, strong and healthy.

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We have five periods of the day to reignite that process. Why? Because it runs out of fuel. Specially between solar, your taqwa can, you know, it can be pretty weak, or it can be completely lost and forgotten until the next solar comes in. Oh, yeah. I am Muslim. Oh, yeah. Like, yes, you are there. You hear everything and you have knowledge of everything? Yes.

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So what Tapachula is not just thinking of Allah, it's that you're constantly aware and conscious of his presence, you're conscious of his presence, conscious that he's there. Every one of us can do that. Let's summarize.

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Every single person who at least acknowledges what is the right thing to do,

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has the ability to create a healthy environment for him or herself and their family.

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And the first principle towards achieving that is that after you have attained some level of recognition, in your faith,

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that you respect the laws and the authority of Allah and His Prophet alayhi salatu salam

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that if that becomes difficult, at least be conscious that Allah is watching you and listening to you because he is a semi on Aileen. So let's go to a summarization of everything that we've been talking about today.

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Address people with gentleness, so as to encourage them to accept sincere advice. So to summarize, in this first Surah Now, excuse me this first day, here are some of the lessons out are leading into the next day as well.

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The Muslim does not rush to a verdict without first ascertaining what if anything, Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have to say on the subject, which we've talked about, you don't do anything. You don't get a job. Until you go to the poor Ensign and figure out what Job is right for you, and why you don't make money until you figure out how to do it in a halal way. You don't spend it until they figure out how to do that. And that way. That's how you live your life. You don't order something you eat, you don't shop, you don't do nothing. You take a step forward. As you figure out how Allah in the process that I want you to do that. The Muslim does not knowingly

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oppose Allah and the Prophet Allah, Allah. So you don't do this intentionally. We are not accountable for the things that we forget. We unintentionally do. But we are still required to seek Allah's forgiveness and do better next time. It is not permissible for a Muslim to put forward his own personal opinion when a text exists on the issue in the Quran, or sudden, you don't get to say there's no hijab, because you have explicit a yet and Hadith that say cover your head, wear a job, the the cover the rest of your body, dress a certain way, act a certain way, talk a certain way. You don't get to just run your tongue on anybody the way you want and just say stuff that a lot after

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No. Doesn't work like that. Why? They're explicit text and Hadith about this. You don't get to decide, okay, I should just pray. Whenever I feel like at least start there. No, no.

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Prayer is one of those things, you just just do it. You don't have to, like muster up the energy and focus on stand for so let's just do it and just turn on that engine.

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The next last

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slide for you today

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have the benefits. If a Muslim does hold on to an opinion and then discovers a text that goes against it, he must withdraw his opinion and follow the text. So in addition to the

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previous point, if you do have a particular opinion on something,

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and then later on, you find something very explicit in the poor end or soon that say, okay, it opposes what your opinion was. It opposes how you were brought up. It opposes your culture, your heritage, your background, you know, sometimes we say, like my parents taught me this, or back home, this is the way that I was taught. That's great, congratulations. Now come back to this horse, come back to the poor and now into this. And it's telling you that you had it all wrong this entire time, it's not your fault, because you're still alive. So you still have a chance to change things around. So just go ahead and change things around. The source of Islam is one, not many, many, one meaning

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Allah and his prophet Ali Santosa. That's

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prohibiting any chance of innovation. So when you lead to continue Albania de la What are solo, but also you don't put yourself in a situation where you might create or invent something that people have never seen or heard. So it's really remarkable emammal quote, to be all of these benefits, he lists of the first A alone, the Muslim is always mindful of Allah, what Tapachula always thinking of Allah. And that's what some of these images you see on your screen, is to highlight, you could be looking out at a beautiful sunrise or a beautiful sunset.

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You see Allah you think of Allah at that moment, when you're sitting in the masjid, obviously, you're thinking and remembering Allah. You know, unfortunately, we live in a time where people you know, go to a message for more than just that for different reasons as well. And you want to make sure that you stick to what the purpose of Allah's house is truly for, as Allah says, in certain feeble youth in Edina law and total faraway youth killed off, he has small, you said, Behold, I will be happy to do we will also. So in the masajid, the Advan is proclaimed, but it's a place for the remembrance of Allah youth karate Hussmann. They're constantly remembering Allah in it. So when you

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have all of these principles here together, I hope and I pray that in shout, Allahu Taala that is the first introduction, and the first stepping stone towards building and creating a healthy society. And as I said, that first step starts within the home with you and I, right within these parameters, place where the people that we live with the people that we interact with. We do what the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us, hi, Eurocom hydro calmly athlete, the best of you are the ones that are best to your family. Why is that so important? Because if you are good to your family, by default, your etiquettes are good with everybody else outside of your family, you like your your

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edit kits, go into autopilot, go into cruise control, because why you're able to do it with the people you see every day that annoy you everyday that you fight with every day that you wake up with every day that you live with every day. So the fact that you have that constant reminder, and the presence of those same faces and people every single day, but you can still keep it together in front of them. Man Subhanallah

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everything outside of your home is a piece of cake. Like it's just that simple. And obviously, easier said than done.

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And so that's what the first day is about. That's the introduction that Allah gives us. And just so that you can appreciate what is to come. Next week B is the letter Allah. That's what you see in front of you. Next week will be verse number two, maybe even number three, but we'll see how it goes be in the later Allah, which now Allah subhanho wa Taala will concentrate on something even deeper, take this conversation to the next phase, which is the tongue. But we're not just going to be talking about the LIBOR. We're not just going to be talking about dishonesty and lying and all nananana Remember, we're trying to build a healthy community.

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The tongue is everything. Like you have a disagreement with your neighbor and a shouting match begins. How do you deal with that?

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You know, they're stepping over into your property or they built a fence and part of it came on your side of the lawn, the call those little things or you just simply don't get along. They're harassing you you're harassing them or whatever the case is. How do you like cooperate? How do you fix those struggles and those problems? That's what's coming up in this verse in sha Allah Tala next week, be it Neela Hytera. So

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I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the honor and blessing that we can come together and reunite for his sake in sha Allah hota Island

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Next week, and I pray that Allah subhanahu wa taala protects us and of course, blesses us and honors us. Male Allah subhanho wa Taala always in forever continue to teach us this beautiful way of life of locking them in what I'm going to do real quick before you guys leave these I'm just going to take a look in the comments section which is so awesome mashallah I see so many of you

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from Trinidad where else where else you guys tuning in from? Let's see here, New York, Florida, Toronto. This is really great Masha Allah Tabata cola. Welcome to all of you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you all blessed and happy and protected Allah I mean, yes, it is. As you mentioned Shareen the Imam report to be is not entirely translated in English but we will do our best slowly slowly and do that for you through these sessions and future ones in sha Allah.

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Great we're seeing everybody coming in from all over the states Masha Allah

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Wow. Is Shayla is en Zed is that New Zealand?

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Is says New Zealand. I don't even want to wonder what time it is over there.

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And I shall Allah Welcome to everyone. Okay, so I don't see any questions, which is fine. And if you do, you're welcome to send me those questions at Muslim [email protected] In sha Allah Huhtala Yes, it's to show how Wow New Zealand Please invite me to New Zealand BS Nilai terror I would love to visit I heard it's one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I just transited that's it. It's as close as I got, unfortunately. But anyhow, metal and sojo bless you all just a common law cleaner and I will see you all next week. Same time, same place. Insha Allah Whoa, Tara, take care everyone stay safe, was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh