Thematic Study of Sura An-Nur #04 – Laws of Attractions

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It's been Lahore Rahman Al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Ashrafi Lambie, you want to work with Celine Ali here photos, Sara will attend with this theme. I'm very so we continue. We are still under the same subject. Okay, the laws of attraction. We are still here. So just keep that in mind that we are still at this subject. Now we're going to go to verse 31, which is going to address the sisters. Okay, it's going to address women. So what does Allah do? Let's start off the exact same way. What could it mean? What could it mean at Yahoo? Budan? I mean, Assadi hin where Father furui jevelin.

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So Allah then says the exact same thing, tell the believing women to lower their gaze as well as guard their chastity or their honor, and so on. So we don't need to talk about that.

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Here's where things get really interesting in this verse. The first thing visually, do you see how long the verses is very different from just that?

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Because this verse here will have all a list of those

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individuals or those categories of men that she is allowed to remove her hijab in front of, she'll come to a little later. However, the first difference of this area comes here

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where Allah

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Some kind of attire that says and guard their chest and reveal and to reveal or expose their beauty

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and to reveal or expose their beauty. That's this while Are you bidding Xena tahune Illa Malvar Amina, I can translate a little bit differently. That

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except that which is obvious, she shouldn't flaunt her Xena her beauty, except that which is obvious you with me so far. So the first rule of thumb, Allah says to the women, is do not flaunt your beauty, except that which is obvious. So let's break it down. So we're done with this same message as men shouldn't be attention grabbing. That's the message that we're going to talk about now.

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What are you bidding Xena to when you bid dean at dinner, it literally means to intentionally show off to grab attention.

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So the first rule of thumb that Allah says is look, no matter how Allah designed and created you and fashion you

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don't go around showing off that beauty.

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You know, there's a really beautiful hidden gem in this area. The hidden gem is except that which is obvious. In Lamb of her Amina. So Allah says don't flaunt it, except the beauty that you obviously have.

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You ever hear about those like shows and experts that sit with, you know, young girls and teenagers who have really low self self esteem like somebody at school will probably you have called her name or poked fun at her, you know, made fun of something and you know, a blemish on her face called her fat or ugly or whatever. And it takes a toll on her self esteem on her confidence. And you know, she's got to go get experts and so on to talk to her to get her strong again, feel good about herself, blah, blah, blah. You pay money for those experts to do that. Allah said Illa Navara minha except the beauty that you already have. So if people think of you one way,

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Allah says You're already beautiful.

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It's amazing. That's Allah calling women. Beautiful. What more of an incentive Do you want? Allah says, you have a beauty. That's obvious. Now what's the fic Islamically What is this talking about?

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Except that which is obvious means there is always going to be a beauty that's reflected from her. She can never hide, you know,

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you'll have like a sister, she'll be covered from head to toe. She could wear like an astronaut outfit. And there will still be a brother that looks at her and says Mashallah.

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What are you looking at?

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She could be full nip club, head to toe, everything. She could have like two hijabs on layers of niqab glasses, you name it, you're still be a brother,

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Allahu Akbar. That's Malvar Amina. That's the obvious beauty, she can do anything about it.

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No matter what she wears, no matter how she acts, no matter how her voice sounds,

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she can do nothing about it draws that kind of attention from him.

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So Allah says, That's not your fault. Don't worry about that.

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What you have to be concerned about, is the beauty that you can control. Now keep in mind write this down. Beauty in this age is not restricted to just the physical thing. She could have beauty in her character.

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In the tone of her voice, she could have beauty in her o'clock.

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She could have beauty in so many different areas. She says really generous. She always smiles when she when she is greeted. She welcomes you with that could be

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Allah says look, it's not your fault. But which you can control that's going to be accountable on you. Okay.

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You can stretch this conversation, you know, in so many different avenues. But just keep that in mind. The rule of thumb is there is always going to be something you can do nothing about next, then Allah says

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lemma vada minha. By the way, one last thing I want to point out here except that

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which is obvious.

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This scholars them of Tafseer have about six opinions what this is talking about specifically, you know, I Aisha todo de la Juana said the obvious beauty is her foot.

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Imam Shafi Rahima. Hula said the obvious beauty being referenced in this area is her face. And the majority of rlms say it's her face.

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But at the end of the day, there are all of these strands of opinion, that kind of work, take them into each other, there's not one single opinion that is the prime and it excludes everyone else. There's always this level of beauty that could be in all of these different areas. So just keep that in mind. There isn't one single opinion on this. So when you read Tafseer, about this, you're gonna come across where scholars will tell you this is what it's making reference to, what you have to do is internalize that, that it's more generally speaking, it could be these things and more, especially in this day and age, which we live in. Like I said, she could become unbelievably

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covered. But the colors and the matching of recall is enough. Allah says that's not your that's not your fault. Okay, that's not your fault. But in terms of colors, let's talk about that because it's coming up now. Then Allah says, Are we good so far? Is there any questions?

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Okay, I suppose we accept that which is obvious. Let them draw their veils over their dress. That's the next part we're going to look at. Let them draw their veils over their dress. This is this part here bought over. Now, back before this a was revealed, women were already wearing a headscarf. Okay. It was calling him out. him out is literally a head covering. That does not include the shoulders down from the shoulders down that is called what?

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Sisters? What is that called? The Arabic term for it. jilbab

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so he jab was revealed in two parts in the Quran.

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Which one was the first? Was it the Hemara? Or the jilbab? Which one do you think it was?

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When you tell a young sister or any sister for that matter, you need to wear PGM What do you usually expect her to do first cover here or cover here? Or both? What do you expect first?

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You cover the head first, right? Isn't that how we teach sisters to wear the hijab? Here's where it starts.

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The Quran did not do that. It told her to wear the jilbab first.

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Then this came later.

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The Jin Bab idea came in Mecca. This came in Medina. So we're not talking about a few months. We're talking about several years in between. What does that tell you? What is the most important part of the hijab?

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It's not here.

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It's from the shoulder down.

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You know how many

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Muslim sisters need that reminder.

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Because then, you know, a lot of them especially like, you know, you'll see young sisters on social media and so on. Like, they'll have like a bandana or something. They'll get all gang stirred up. And then you can't look at her from shoulder down. But she's valid. Yeah, I'm wearing hijab, my hijab or hijab, whatever they want to call it right. And Allah says, No,

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this digital BAP that's come that comes first you cover from waist down. G to bab. Does everybody know what that means? G Bab literally means it's there are several opinions, but generally it comes into two opinions. The first is that jilbab is one garment like a cape,

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or a big ol baya that goes over her regular clothing. There's one opinion very strong opinion many scholars take till this day. It's one loose garment that goes over everything and she wraps herself with it. And it could be anything. The second opinion is anything that resembles a jilbab that acts like a Juba. So it could be a two piece of regular about whatever it is, but the point is, it covers and veils her similarly to how a one piece cake would have done anyway. Do you see how many outfits now that eliminates quite a lot? Quite a lot.

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Fear of the size medium, you're going for a size large now, but you can wear the same thing.

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So that's what a GT Babus Allah was more concerned about covering the body for obvious reasons. Then as opposed to the head, the head came later. And this is why I say over and over so many times over the years, every time you see a sister that is covered from here to here, no. Here to here know that she is 90% Motorhead chip. She's 90% covered

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somewhat MSA she's got a job she's just losing a you know a portion of that reward because he has not covered yet. And she should strive to do that. Do things completely so you get the full blessing and reward right.

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Now coming to this so you understand what JT Bobby is now coming to this the headcover Allah says

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let them draw their veils, while el de Ribena big homily hin Allah Gu be hin

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Baba is the word that Allah uses in the Koran of how she ties her headscarf. Before this idea was revealed women were already wearing a type of headscarf in Medina. But there was one issue with it. They used to tie the hair, the garment and the tail of the garment would fall at the back. So it would be like a bandana kind of thing. Right? And it was for the extra garment. This it came and told the women take that loose garment now and let it fall in the front for obvious reasons. Okay.

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And then Allah says

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that it should be Allah do you begin? Do you begin?

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Here?

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chest cavity? You know, what do you is it comes from Jay, this is Jay. A pocket. This is J

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so the pocket of her chest meaning the chest cavity, right dead in the center here. So the bare minimum of a garment that she wears. Now this garment scholars explained. It can be the actual it could be the actual headscarf or it could be the Jill Babbitt that plays that same role as well. You know, like you could have like a jacket or something else like a pullover or something. So she she has a hijab that's tied a certain way is not the end of the world. Because if she has other things that she wears, like especially in the winter, she'll have a jacket or maybe a scarf or something like that. It covers it. And it fulfills this a your video with me so far. Any questions?

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Okay.

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It's gonna get more and more interesting. Now. Allah use the interesting word. I love this word SubhanAllah. Man, it changed my whole attitude about so many things of not just for women. But even for myself of how we dress in general.

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This word, a lesson will yield Blue Ribbon. Yellow Ribbon is this comes from the word barbell, which means something that is constant, repetitive.

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Allah says

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that when she takes this garment let it fall,

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right here in the center. And the word that's used a lot didn't say well, el Bisnar from Libous, which is another Arabic word to where Allah said, Baba, what's How are you going to love this word?

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Baba is something that's repetitive it goes back and forth.

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Honeybun is heart 100 comes from the word polar bear. Polar Bear also means Dr. Boden something repetitive. Our heart is called palmone. Because what does it do?

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It beats constantly.

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Allah uses a similar word to describe when she puts on her hijab. Why? Sisters, you know this.

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We put on a hijab, you step outside.

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By the time you get into your car, what every so often tends to happen with your hijab.

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Somehow the equator shifts, and so does your hijab. And so you just seem to carve

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out the hair get out. Then you get to the masjid or wherever you're going. Get out of the car, you get inside suddenly, oh, my contour jobs doing a tornado thing, all of us and then you got to go to the bathroom. Oh my God, everything is a pin. It's poking me. I'm being injected at the back here. It's all these different things. It was like Oh, or classic example. When you're praying every rock. Your hijab is also making little cool. And it's also going for a second before you get there. So it's falling off on everything.

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Barada

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Watch, you're going to love this. Baba. Allah is saying, the thing that you find annoying

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is actually blessed and Allah appreciate.

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So that thing that's annoying that you're constantly by battling that he did to Allah. Oh, I'm rewarding you for every inch and every ounce of annoyance you're going through for me, you're getting blessed and rewarded every moment you experienced.

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Every time you're fiddling and fixing the EMR, you know how sometimes they open up and you got to do it again, you get rewarded for that, even though it could be really annoying for you.

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The same thing can be applied even for us as brothers, right? You know, you're trying to keep yourself clean, you're trying to keep yourself in a certain way and you're constantly you've got, when you go to the mall, you've got to choose certain things, especially for her. She's got all her stores picked out, there's only certain places she can go. You think all of that just goes out the window. Just you concentrating on where I gotta go and shop. You're being honored and blessed for thinking that way. Then when you actually purchase something that others wouldn't, but you like, I don't really like it, but I can't wear everything, anything else in this store. So I'm gonna buy it,

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you're getting rewarded for that. And then all of the annoyances that come in between, you're getting rewarded for all of it. So that's my point. What you might think is annoying is something bless it and beloved in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala I love this because

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it really puts us in our place. It makes us feel like Subhanallah we are really truly slaves of Allah we don't like we just don't know the value of what it means when you have that connection with your deen with Allah subhanho wa Taala you end up concentrating and seeing things you would have normally never saw. So that's what this A is is hopefully doing for all of us. Okay.

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Let's continue.

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We've already talked about the mouth.

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It comes from the word hammer. Hammer is literally in so when somebody is drunk, they've consumed hammer. Hammer is given alcohol is given that name because of course it does this to the mind him out. It also overshadows or covers the head.

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Let's continue.

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So we have what the other Ebinger be hamari hin Allah geobee hin

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wala you Wadena Xena tahune Illa Hebrew Lottie hin, so here's the list

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and do not and not reveal their hidden adornments their beauty except to and then here's the list. So what is this part of the verse? She does not expose her beauty, meaning she does not reveal what the hijab has concealed, except to this list that Allah subhanaw taala put puts. So here's the list.

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I put it in a different color, but it's probably a little tough to see. So I'll read them all except to number one, their husbands in law labor rules to hinder their husbands.

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The word that's used for husband in this area is Bula. From Babylon.

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What's the word that you may have heard about a husband? Like what's the word you've heard to call that is for husband in Arabic.

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zellige We heard that word before. Zilch.

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So Zell, just literally, your spouse

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Bula from Berlin actually refers to a tree that needs water. You know, there's some trees, you can leave in like an evergreen tree, you can just leave it and never have to water it and it'll continue to flourish. But then there's other trees that depend on that, or else they go through the cycle every year where they the leaves fall off, it dies and it goes through that cycle, right?

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But I don't it needs or excuse me, it needs that water to survive, right? It needs that water to survive. That's barrier. Okay. Why is a husband called bearer good?

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As my question, what's the connection with the definition? Bearer Moon something that needs water to depend to for survival? Why is the husband called that? Let's see who is a real thinker here.

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Keep

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this

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needs the Y Zed he needs he needs his wife.

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Good. I think I really need to specify though, because maybe our online viewers will be like, Whoa, kind of classes that?

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Yes, you're right. Marilyn, he needs his wife how so just like how a tree needs water. whenever ALLAH is testing him, especially through his eyes, Allah is saying, and this is where we get a famous hadith of our prophet Ali. So it was salaam that every time he's being tested, when the husband is, you know, has that desire, go to your wife,

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go to your wife, she's the quote unquote, water to the marriage, she can make all of that go away. And vice versa as well. Right? We have other Hadith that also that responsibility is on him for her as well. So there's a little bit of that intimacy and relationship that's captured in that word barrel.

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Now, the lesson for the men is this is the flip of is the flip side of that, that every time he is tested, he should immediately think of his wife. You know, he might see somebody walked by, and shaitan is there and attempts him and he wants to stare, whatever, you know how it works, he should immediately think of her, you should easily remember her. That's called Battle. That's the kind of husband you want to be. So Allah says you can remove your E jab in front of him and their fathers, their father in law's their sons. So this is all pretty straightforward. So their sons, their step sons as well.

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their brothers, their brother, son, so nephews and nieces or sister sons, their fellow women, Muslim women, here.

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What do you think that's referring to?

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does it also include non Muslim women?

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Can you take your hijab off in front of non Muslim women?

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Some of you are looking at me like, yeah, no.

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What do you think?

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non Muslim women, you can take your hijab off?

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Yes, you can. 100%

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side point, you have to be wise. If that is the wisest decision, that's all you got to just be smart with that. Because again, if you know they don't understand the implications of your religion, you know, they might, okay group photo.

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And you're on Instagram and Facebook the next day with no hijab one.

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You understand? So just be wise about that decision. But from the perspective of what the allows 100% Right.

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Here though, I put Muslim women because the I also emphasize that as well, but it includes all women in general, okay.

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Those bond women in their possession, so the

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slave women,

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male attendance with no desire, male attendance with no desire. What does that talk about?

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Male attendance with no desire. Yeah.

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Yeah, older men. He's in his 80s, he's in his 90s. It doesn't doesn't matter who he is Muslim or not related to or not, you can remove your hijab in front of them.

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Okay, this is where, and this surah is also going to give another exception at the end of it at the end of the surah. Inshallah, when we get there, you're going to see another exception made where

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a certain point in her life, she never has to wear hijab. She completely can exempt herself from it. We'll come to that later, right now. She can remove her hijab in front of a male that has no desire for marriage. So generally speaking, it's somebody who is an elder person, or even somebody who isn't mentally sane. has no idea what's happening. Who's there nothing. You can also remove your free gem in front of people or individuals like that. You guys with me so far? Okay.

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Then Allah azza wa jal continues, or children who are still unaware of a woman's nakedness. Children who can't tell the difference between a man and women.

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What age do you think that is? Roughly what age so from when they're born up until roughly when?

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And it's really

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The important I asked you this and I'll explain why afterwards. What age do you think is the cutoff age where, okay? You can hold your child in the shower anymore with you. You can just be wearing or nothing or just barely know you can do you can't get changed in front of your daughter or your son anymore. When do you think that cutoff ages?

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Around two or three? Would you guys think?

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You agree somewhere around there?

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You know why I asked this question. Because

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particular particularly in this part of the world, we are exposed to a lot at a very early age. So don't underestimate what children already know what you may think they don't.

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Okay, back in the days, in the early 1800s, when I was in school

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you would talk about certain things when you're in high school. Now you get that when you're in like grade three.

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What was PG 1320 years ago is not PG 13 today,

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so you got to keep that in mind. Don't underestimate there's so much that we are all exposed to every day. If you have a phone you are exposed to period you know what this area is making reference to? So just be careful and don't underestimate that's my message here. Okay.

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Well, I will do Ribena be auto Julie Hindley, your alum, Lee your lemma your foenum in Xena T hin this is interesting is that Allah then says let them not stomp their feet drawing attention to their beauty. What is Allah making reference to here?

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Well, high heels is one of them. Anything that attracts attention. So you know if she wears a particular shoes, and she knows that when she does, here's conquer, conquer, conquer, conquer, whatever the sound it makes, right?

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And, you know, everybody is like on one end of the hall, and she makes an entrance in the parking lot. And you can hear that. Here's the problem.

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So it's part of that beauty. And if you ever, like take the time to read history of like high heels in general. One of the wisdoms why high heels are designed the way they are, is to cause her to not walk in her natural form.

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It's to cause her to not move in her natural form, but to force her body and her you know, finger to move and be forced to sway in certain ways that she normally would never do. If she was wearing just normal shoes. You understand my point, right? So keep that in mind. Sight point.

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I'm trying to like get out more the most common questions I get asked when I bring up subjects like this. Because I'm assuming that maybe some of you might be shy or you won't ask what you might be thinking about. So I'm going to keep throwing it out there. Can you wear high heels at all? Can a woman wear high heels at all?

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Is it haram

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based on this A is it haram?

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What do you think? Oh, I'm going to put some people on the spot now.

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Because sometimes when I talk about this subject, I lose a few students the next class right? But don't meet explain to you.

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According to the Yeah, It's haram completely zero tolerance. That's one opinion. It's a very strong opinion.

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However, many are gonna give exceptions to it as well. You know, she's at a wedding is with her family. Everybody's dressed a certain way the culture doesn't see a big deal. It's just like, here, sisters were all colors of hijab and clothing, right? They were all colors. But if you go to like Medina or Mecca, and you want to wear a bright pink, a jab with all the colors from head to toe,

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is going to be a problem. Because everybody's going to notice you're going to stand out and so on and so forth. Right? So culture and Norm plays a huge role in all of this. So generally speaking, the rule of thumb is you dress like how the modest women of your culture and society dress, whatever they're wearing, that is considered hijab, claimout and jilbab and all of those things is that

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I try to simplify it as best as I can in that sense. Okay.

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So another question that comes up niqab. What's the ruling on niqab in general?

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Okay, so what do you think is the ruling then?

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So it's not compulsory, then what is it? Do you guys agree?

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You know, the problem if you say that it is which, you know, I'm not going to go against in the sense that I'm not going to denounce it completely. It is an opinion that scholars hold.

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But the problem with that is, you're talking about the majority of the OMA that isn't Nipponese. So what do you say to them? You're sinful in the sight of Allah. No.

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So what is the ruling? The niqab is, Mr. Hab? If you do it, go ahead and you will be rewarded but if you don't, there's no punishment. Does that make sense? You do the extra stuff. Then inshallah you will be rewarded. You take that extra effort, Allah will bless you for it. If you don't, you were not required to to begin with so Allah is not going to hold you accountable for it. Make sense? So

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that's what the niqab What else am I missing? Talked about colors. Talked about jilbab Hema talked about the niqab. Briefly. Is there anything else?

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Stripes like,

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oh, long straights. Intentional ones. Yeah. So she's intentionally trying to walk in a certain way to attract some attention falls under the same day as well.

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Remember, what is you is not your fault. So if he just walks a certain way, and everybody seems to pay attention to it, it's not our fault.

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Right? So just keep that in mind. What is not your fault. You're not accountable for period.

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Okay.

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If there's anything that comes up, please, please just ask. Okay, yep.

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Yes,

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good. So for our online viewers. So what we're saying is that, if you were the basic, the bare minimum, a hijab on the head and the job, but no niqab, you will be rewarded for that and all the struggle that comes along. But if you add an additional layer, because you've got to remember, a new copy is not the same as just a quote unquote, what you and I would title as a regular hegemon. They're not the same.

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Allah is just He will not leave an atom's weight out of additional strength and effort.

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If I pray all my Sunnah prayers,

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but the person beside me is only praying they're fallen. are we different? In the sight of Allah?

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Yes. Because I'm clearly doing what? I've added a few extra little cards. So we will both get the bare minimum, but I'm pushing myself to do more, you'll get rewarded for that as well. So whether it be the niqab, whether it be that she does, you know, she wears certain types of garments or colored what have you.

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And it's steps out of what is considered to be that norm, but she's doing it because she wants to just keep on strengthening her faith with Allah, she'll be rewarded every step of the way. Same thing with us, the men.

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Same exact thing. You know, if we talk about hijab and niqab, we'll talk about the beard, right?

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Somebody who grows the beard, who's able to grow a beard, you're rewarded in the sight of Allah, you're blessed for that. Somebody who chooses not to, they're not gonna go straight to gentlemen call us you know, there's all laws are accepted. No, but that perfection, you're still got some work to do. That's all it is. And leave it at that. Now, some people they say, Well, you know, I can give or take a couple blessings here and there. You know, if I don't, if I don't pray my son know, I still bring my fault. I can give her take. That's a big problem. Don't ever ever fall into that attitude.

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Because you and I know women era men Miss pilots.

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rotten high euro euro. Whoever does an atom's weight of good you'll see it on the Day of Judgment. A tiny ounce, like a little. He doesn't smile. He's allergic to being happy. But you just sound like them. Oh, that's it. That smile could be the difference of a less punishment or it's the thing that tipped you over into his agenda. Because you did those extra little things. So primal law, so don't underestimate or trivialize the activate any good deep. Okay.

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There was one more thing on my mind, but I guess we'll keep going until it gets back into my head was on that same note. Oh, this is the the Nick club. What would you guys say like a sister wanted to wear in the pub right now here in Toronto.

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So I'm just gonna wearing a call, I guess maybe now during the pandemic? It's pretty easy.

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Right? Everybody thinks that the face mask is the Nichol I'm gonna be wrong. It's not a niqab and it doesn't take the reward of any cop. You want to do it you better do it right in front of Allah don't play games with him. You want to wear in the club where Nick club and even the health regulation does not count a niqab as a face mask. So you are technically breaking the law if you think you could just get away with the niqab. So keep that in mind. But pushing the pandemic aside for a moment. If she wants to wear her niqab just every day as part of her job. Would you advise that? Would you be like Yeah, go for it.

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What do you think?

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Would you be cool with it like you were like, yeah, no problem, golfer.

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Always be wise

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in your decisions, especially with things that are not compelled. They're not obligatory on you. Use your wisdom.

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If you before the pandemic wore niqab on the subway,

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walking into the mall, walk in the middle of downtown, and like I don't care, I'm wearing my inner club. You get jumped and harassed. You risk something that wasn't compulsory, and you've put yourself in harm's way where Allah says it's compulsory for you to be safe and take care of your safety.

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See you you're kind of like flipped the priorities here. So all I'm saying to you is just be smart and wise with that decision decision. Okay.

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People young sisters asked me all the time, like college and uni sisters asked me all the time about niqab and yeah, depending on the situation, there are many times I've discouraged them from doing go and do it. There's a wisdom why it's not compulsory in our religion because Allah knows you can get yourself into a lot of heat and problems that is completely unnecessary. You have enough already don't add more that's you can avoid. Right?

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Let's finish this a

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little um, in Xena tahan what to Ilahi Jimmy Are you help me? No, I love them to flee home. There's no air in the whole port and that ends off like this. Listen to Allah says,

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Turn to Allah in repentance all of you what to avoid Allah. Everybody knows what Toba is Toba tabber means wa you physically change something about you. So Allah says look if you mess up in everything that was mentioned in this area and the previous one Allah says look just keep making

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repentance and Toba to me just keep working at it. Okay, fine, you know you have a hijab on but not really just work at okay fine you're you're trying your best to control what you looking at. But it's really tough. Keep working at it. Never give up.

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As long as you're alive it's because Allah sees you still have what it takes to carry this this message these a Yet

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Allah still sees you have what it takes. So keep doing it. Nobody is perfect at these. Nobody, not one single person.

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Imam Shafi Rahim Allah was going to his class and on his way remember he magma Sheffy. He is of course one of the scholars of a famous method Bray famous school of thought one of the greatest scholars ever. MEMA Schaeffer, his memory was so profound, that if he opened a book, he would look at it once and memorize it. Turn the page look at it, memorize it, look at it memory, and that's how he would memorize stuff.

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So remember, Chef, he was going to his class one day, and he passed through a marketplace. And he saw an ankle of a woman. So he's just walking is going as class. He's like, Oh, that's it. And he went to class and his chef name work here. He sits in front of his chef and the chef says, okay, read, and you start to reading whatever they're good about the study, and Imam Shafi is slipping, because he's supposed to have memorized everything. But instead of like looking at it once, he probably looked at it like twice or three times. So the teacher asked his students, what's wrong with you today? What happened? And Imam Shafi wrote a famous poetry about it. And he says, Shekelle

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to Isla work here in Lusaka, your heavenly

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Father, shed any electrical Milesi he says, I complained to my teacher work here. That

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why I was having a bad day with my memorization

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for our shed any and my teacher told me leave off sin, because he ma'am, a chef, and he told him what happened. And he's like, Oh, that's why you're having this problem right now. And then the teacher says to him,

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that light and sin, they never fuse themselves together.

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You're either on one side or the other.

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Every time you see something you shouldn't look at, is going to affect your memory, your Eman, it's going to affect your concentration in sala, it's going to affect your recitation of the Quran. It's going to affect your routine, it is going to affect your entire Islam as a whole.

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Because you're having trouble with your eyes, your entire Islam as a whole. I'm going to dig into this point even deeper now is the rest of the verse. Other verses going to bring this up and bring it to light even more.

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So Allah says, Look, this is going to happen a lot. So I want you to move in Allah make Toba to Allah gemmy and this is how Allah says, all of you. Every single one of you do it. And you help me know and all you believers, you people that have the men do it make Toba all the time. Llandeilo come to flee home, hopefully in sha Allah, you'll be of people who are successful. Any questions?

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Yep.

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I'm not the specific one. Because obviously, the women in her the women in their hijab, it's much more complex. You're talking about layers of different things. But men, we also have criterias to follow. So for women, they have seven rules that they follow with hijab.

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I would argue almost seven, almost all of them apply to men as well. Terms.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, I, I know, I know. We see a lot of Inelia he we know who Roger on when we pray as well. We see that a lot. Yeah, a lot of it. So in terms of making sure your clothing isn't transparent, it is in tight that it shapes you and all of these things. Those all those rules also apply to men as well. It's not that far off. There's just a few additional rules for her but that's

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okay. Not that far off at all. It's a very well balanced conversation. Okay, next subject, we're done with the laws of attraction.

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That's the laws of attraction and sort of the note what we just did verse 30, and 31 are the two most detailed verses of the entire Quran that talk about the gender relations in Islam. So quick question before we begin, if you walk into an elevator, and there is a man in there, you the sister need to get into the same elevator. If do you get in and the third is shaitan. Or do you wait for the next elevator?

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dreadfully for the next 10 minutes?

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What do you do?

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And brothers the same thing you need to get into an elevator. There's a young lady in there. Do you still get in in the third shaitana process Adam says Never is a man and a woman alone together except the third is a strange man or a strange woman together except the third as well. Shaitan so does that apply that

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because he

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I'm sure you've probably seen a brother wants to get a debit Oh, I'm sorry. Okay.

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And it's like 2am in the morning, and there's like four drug dealers, right? They're like, I'm just gonna wait. This is the color of Allah, what can I do?

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What do you do in a situation like that?

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Very simply, now that you know these two verses,

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get in the elevator

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and go home, or go wherever you're going.

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Because why the third being shaytaan. It applies. It applies. It's as a general rule of thumb, but not out of necessity. So it's not a necessity that I need to get a ride with him.

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But it is a necessity for me to get into this elevator because I got to get where I'm going. It's 1am in the morning, here, I'm exhausted. I can't wait for another elevator. And, and, and and,

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you know, if you have an issue, like if the person has an issue of going to like a opposite gender cashier, and telling the cashier give me my change, but throw it onto the counter, because I can't touch your head.

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Because you're late.

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You have that kind of issue.

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There are bigger problems, you have a desire problem, you have an amen problem.

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If simple day to day transactions like that, well, I have met brothers who told me this. That is why I have a pair of gloves in my car anywhere I go.

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And he was about to make like a real smart point until I heard even when I'm going to the teamies driveway. When I give them the money and I get the chance I put on my gloves even in the summer. So I'm protected.

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Oh my god.

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If literally just money getting into your hands stimulate something, you have bigger problems, you have an amen issue in you. It should not be to that extent.

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So you've got to be able to understand the root of why this stuff happens. You've got to go back to the root of these problems, not just eliminate and be all weird. It comes to a point where some brothers and sisters do not know how to behave in front of the opposite gender. That's where you've seen the things like, Okay, if she's there, he's like this. And he just okay, why like homeless, I mean,

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he just doesn't know how to behave. He'll be at work. And he's like a postal service guy, mailman or something. He doesn't want to give her mails, throws it off the ground or something like you just become so awkward. The prophet Ali sought for some, we've already established did he speak to the opposite gender.

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You know, there was a time where a group of women were sitting in his Masjid. They were at a distance, you know, to process them did a Salam or Aleikum Warahmatullah wabarakatuh and all the sisters by Lake Como Santa to loca Diablo Sula. Can you imagine if I did that? I walk through those gates. Somali comb sisters? Yeah, okay, that's fine. A weird, but you understand my point, right? The prophet Ali Soto, Sam is doing that. So there was like a limit to this interaction thing. And if you get too much of on an extreme side, it comes with its own problems now. And we're going to talk about that it comes up in this sorta Yep.

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Doesn't matter. It doesn't apply to the Hadith. Very good question. If you're a taxi driver, an Uber driver, you don't have to wait. I mean, I don't know how many female taxi drivers they there are, especially even before Uber began. I don't I don't. I don't think if I can recall if ever seen a female taxi driver before. I'm not saying they don't exist. But I've just like in terms of how common that is. See being a real problem when you need to rely on taxi service every day to get where you're going. So it wouldn't apply. Not at all because you know, when when this hadith is talking about it's talking about when a man and a woman is in seclusion. The the the Hadith uses the

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word holla from Halawa. Halawa means where nobody knows where you are or what you're doing.

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Do people know when you're in the elevator?

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If you're in the elevator with the opposite gender alone, do people know you're there?

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Yes. See elevators being used. It's working the assumption is there people in there? If it gets stuck, nobody's gonna be like, Well, I don't think anybody's stuck at the 13th floor. Let's just go home. They're gonna be like Hello, anybody there you're gonna get help and so on and so forth. If you get into a text

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cab if it takes you into the middle of the field or the desert somewhere in some lonely back alley and says, Yeah, I know a shortcut to your home, don't worry about it. You don't just be like, Oh my god. Shaitan is here now. You call the police.

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You understand my point. Other than that, if you're getting from A to B in the city, a here and there, everybody sees the cab, everybody knows you're there. The cab driver punches in that there's a passenger in my car. So head office already knows. You see where I'm going with this. There's no isolation. There's no seclusion between you and that individual. That's what the Hadith applies to. Okay.

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What unchic Amen Minko masala Hain Amina Eva de como Eema income.

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So this a Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and get the widows married, this is another problem.

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Another problem, she's been married.

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She's either a widow, or she's been divorced. Now our society

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frowns on women who have gone through this or divorced.

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Culturally, even within the Muslim world. It's almost impossible sometimes for her to get married.

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She has like two or three kids. And she's, you know, she's over 40 or 50, or whatever. Nobody wants to marry her.

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Some cultures are really sick. They're really evil towards women who are in this situation. But what Allah says, marry them.

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Get married.

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Widows married and too right and the righteous amongst your slaves and female slaves. How does generally speaking, slaves looked upon? I mean, we probably don't have slaves per se in this day and age, but just for a moment, how they're perceived on TV, how you read about them back in slavery times. How are they perceived? I hate to say it this way, but culture has framed them as though they are almost subhuman.

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A kind of they're there. They're just like, there's just like something in the house. And they're treated and they're dressed like nothing. But love stands up for them in this day. And says yeah, even though slaves if they want to get married, you go ahead and you marry them. So this area makes a distinction that look these categories of women. They're no different from each other in the sight of Allah, especially when they have a desire to marry.

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It's amazing how yet like this exist, and how humans and people behave, when these situations arise. Then Allah continues.

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He Kunal Fukada, a unique human law human fugly.

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Well law who was here on it, if they are poor, Allah will extend their means by His grace, Allah is all encompassing and knowledgeable. Do you guys know what this is talking about?

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How many of you here

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are not married? But in sha Allah, you hope to? Soon one day? Raise your hands?

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Good. Very good.

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One of the biggest things you're going to be concerned about is especially if you live in societies like this. How in the world are we going to survive?

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How are we going to pay rent or get a house or or

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so what are the let's say?

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If you are amongst those who are poor, fuck here. Somebody who's really really in need Some scholars argue that fattier is even somebody who's barely scraping by check to check by check by check every month. paycheck to paycheck every month, could also be considered with appeal. There's a lot there's lots of fun theater in Toronto. Lots, right?

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If you're scared, look what Allah says.

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Allah will extend.

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Allah will extend his blessing and Baraka, Allah will provide for you.

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Allah will take care of you you know why? Because of all the effort that we went through you have Amen you're devoted Allah is not gonna just abandon you and leave you there. No, no, your Eman counts in sight of Allah. No matter how little it is. How frail it is. You're holding on to a Latina Amina, you got something in you. It counts, especially when it's time to get married. It's a scary thing to do. Marriage is not anything like you have ever seen

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and mostly heard

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and the people who are married know this. It is

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challenging.

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It is challenging. There is no such thing as cruise control in marriage.

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No such thing.

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The same problems a newlywed has in their first year, somebody who's been married 30 and 40 years has those same problems.

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Exact same.

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It's not an easy union ship. And that is why the Prophet alayhi salatu salam says if you step into this, you complete half your faith. You know why? Because marriage is hard.

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Everything about it is hard.

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Every everything even getting finding someone is hard. planning the wedding is hard, then getting married is hard, then living married is hard. And then when you when you have children, that's a different marriage. There's something called marriage. And then there's something else called marriage with kids.

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Only those who have children can tell you about that. You don't have children. You don't know. Don't even talk about Yeah, when that time comes, you'll know. So that's why Allah says, but at the end of the day, don't you worry, you did that for me. You married for me? I'll take care. You know, sometimes you'll be wondering, How in the world am I going to take care of five kids? Six of them. And they're like two years apart. This one here is a tornado. This one here is an angel. This one here? You know, this is like craziness, right? This one here? We don't know what he is right? He's just He's all over the place is like how am I gonna?

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And the mothers who have like multiple kids, like they'll tell you, you just do it. You're just able to do it somehow. You're able to survive, you're able to get through.

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Even him How am I going to survive pay rent, pay the bills, car insurance, blah, blah, blah, blah. And somehow Allah just gets him by. He's able to do it. He's not on the street. He's not in a palace. But he's he's getting by that geovany himolla hoomin fugly. Okay.

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So this A is of course going to be to those of you who raised your hands. This Hey, it has your name on it. Okay.

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Well, it starts to feel Latina la Yeji doing any CAHA those who do not have the means to marry Oh, you miskeen ones out there, right? This is for you.

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Those who do not have the means to marry?

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Well, your staff if it's their first take a look at it. Someone who can find anyone to marry it's not just the financial thing. You're trying but it's just not happening. Like I meet people like this all the time. Brother Muslim, do you know somebody? Can you help me?

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I've been that marriage guy in between for ages man. I don't even know how many people I've like found spouses for. And then I stopped doing it. So please don't come to me if you're looking for someone right. But is there a faff he or she is trying is not working out. And trying is also they find somebody they get to know them and it doesn't work out. That's also a stereotype. If it's not that, you know, he or she is looking and if there's nobody available, none of those that she is or he or she is finding it's not working out. That's also a stereotype. It can be really really frustrating.

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Heartbreaking

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especially younger students.

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That you know, stepping into the marriage will world for the first time and when they have to face rejection. It's really tough. They just don't have the emotional strength to handle and it takes a toll on their self esteem. And before you know it for the next two or three years he or she just can't get over that hump on like oh my god, I was engaged for like a year. One week before the kneecap it was called off

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so this is a really all jokes aside it's a really important a of hope. Watch how it happens. Allah subhanaw taala continues

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well established Latina eg doing any care Han Hector yo Nia Houma, la hoomin fogli keep themselves chest until Allah enriches them out of His Bounty. In other words, Allah is saying

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shaitan is really going to go after you.

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You're trying to find marriage and it's not happening. You are prime target for shaitan No. prime target. And now I don't have to explain to you what that means. You understand now. Okay.

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Then Allah. So Allah says, had your Nia whom Allah, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. You know what I love about this?

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Yeah, probably every person who's been married, or is, excuse me who is married has a story that's connected to this area, you know, you would go through that process of looking for somebody and one candidate after another candidate doesn't work out. And he's like, You know what, forget it, take a break from this whole marriage thing, then all of a sudden, you go to Walmart, and you're going through the apples.

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And you're like, and you notice him or her, you know, like, Bismillah Allahu Akbar and use the remember the lower your gaze, so you forget about it. Then before you know the same person, you see them at your masjid. And, and, and an ALA brings you two together.

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And it's kind of like one of those, like, if you have one of those real out of this world love stories of how you met your spouse, that's your new home will love them. If it's like Allah saying, Look, I'll make it happen. What do you have to do is keep yourself together, stay under control, and I'll take care of it. I'll take care of it. Really, really important, especially for the newlyweds. And those who desire marriage to keep in mind. Well, levena EBITA own al Kitab Melaka te menicon, for catty boom in Arlington fie him hierarchy. And that's where those whom bonds, people in your possession desires, a deed of emancipation. So in other words, slaves, they want to get married,

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they want to be freed. So they go to their slave owner and they come up with a contract or an agreement, he or she writes it out.

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Key tab here

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means that agreement that the slave makes to present to the slave owner, okay, so keep tabbing this out when the slave makes an agreement with their masters, if I meet so and so requirement, will you free me, that's what this is all about.

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So he or she is saying, Look,

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I fulfilled all my duties.

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And I want you to let me go free me. Now again, it's a concept that might be a little fuzzy for us because we're not exposed to slaver slavery in this part of the world. Once upon a time these yet were exactly like yet of marriage, lowering the gaze, taqwa, a HELOC, all of those standard subjects of throughout the Quran you hear about all the time, back when these ads were revealed, they were just right there as important. Okay, for now, it's just for you. And I it's it's just knowledge, right? So anyhow, they do that. And look what Allah says in Ireland to him fee him hero. If you know there is good in them, then make that possible, if you know that there is good in them.

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What did I say to you about how society portrays slaves in general?

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Nothing, whatever.

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Don't give them any rights, don't give them any help. Don't give them no attention. Don't, don't, don't, don't don't.

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And they're portrayed like animals, on shows and so on, and movies and things like that.

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Allah says, As long as you see good in them, they're not going to be a mischief to society. They're not going to get in running says with the law and things like as long as he could agree to their agreement, period. In other words, Allah is saying indirectly let them go.

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Let them go.

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You know, if you've ever studied, like how slavery in the 1800s were like, in one slavery was,

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was free when once the slaves were free. There were no jobs, there were no opportunity for education. Can you do anything? So when you hear a lot about the stories of slaves, one of the first things that they would say is, once we were freed when slavery was over, once the Civil War was done, we felt like stray cows, we just were just walking around, we don't know what else to do, we don't know where to go. And many argue that that that type of society still exists to this day in a different way.

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You know, certain opportunities are only given to certain classes of people and certain colors of people, certain minorities, and so on and so forth. You guys don't want to talk right? So Allah is saying push all of that aside, none of that matters. The end of the day in Arlington, fie him like you see good in them, let them be let them start their lives. Let them have the opportunities that you have as well. Well, to whom Emanuela hill the Tacoma Allah says and give them from the wealth that Allah gave you. We never ever in the entire poor and own our wealth.

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Not a single a in the Quran says your wealth is yours. But what Allah says many less

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Let the data come from the wealth Allah gave you. Meaning Allah says this is an Amana, this is a trust you bait, make sure you do what you're supposed to do with it, we don't own anything,

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then I'll look into some of that to Curry who fat at home it will be Hall

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and do not force the slaves into prostitution if they want a good livelihood so you can pursue worldly gain. So in other words,

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if he or she doesn't meet those requirements, and so they have to continue working for the slave master, this is saying, don't take advantage of them, then don't just write them off and be like, You know what?

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You're never gonna be anything.

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Sir. Now you're going to be more than just a slave. Very understand.

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Do we have versions of this today? Oh, yeah, we do. Culturally?

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Oh, yeah, we do.

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It's really sickening. But it does exist.

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When she reaches a certain age,

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society deems, okay, well, nobody's gonna want you anymore. Nobody will pay attention to him anymore. You don't have this, you don't have that you haven't worked here, you haven't saved this.

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You don't deserve. So we still have remnants of this a till this day. Then Allah continues.

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Whoever would force them then Allah will forgive and have mercy on them. In other words, if they were forced to do certain things, that they had no choice. So let's say she was freed.

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But there was no opportunity for education. No school will accept her, know where we'll hire her. She has nothing but she needs to survive. So this is one of the ways she does it through prostitution or some other means.

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She has no choice.

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Nothing. Look what Allah says.

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Allah will forgive and have mercy.

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The moment she's able to get out here, she's able to get out of life.

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Then Allah will forgive you. You know, lots of Muslims that accept this lamb have similar stories to this, they can relate to it like this right away. They're like, man, if you knew me when I wasn't Muslim, you would you would not know you would never recognize who didn't know that life.

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And they become some of the greatest people you'll ever meet.

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Right now we have lots of stories of them, you know who they're called? Companions.

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Almost all the companions of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam have stories like this just craziness, they were exposed to they were involved in, they were worshipping their wall, they were worshipping blood, they were cutting animals into pieces and worshiping all of that they were involved in sex, drugs, alcohol, they're stories of some companions. They had massive barrels of alcohol in their homes.

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Who has that much alcohol in their house barrels.

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They would never drink fresh water, they just drink clean alcohol. So these a yet are very much relatable for people who have journey from one life to this. And maybe perhaps even you and I, at once upon a time we may not have always been devoted, and we came out of that and we came to where we are right.

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Any questions so far?

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we've no doubt sent upon you thoroughly clarifying signs and Zelena ELA comm T mobile unit banner? It's really clear it's really obvious there's no ambiguity in any of this.

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you know how you hear like,

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a lecture on Taqwa.

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And one person who gives the lecture you're just like

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one wow.

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But then somebody else gives the same talk on the same subject and you're just like you're in tears.

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Like I was telling share, who led us in Madrid? He was reading suit at ALMA EDA in the first locker, then suited to NRM in the second

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I told him before we started classes like,

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that was different.

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The way you read or you wrote told that story,

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the sense of Adam

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Happyland. Pavel, when they got into that fight, one brother killed the other. That was the story in the first little guy. Second Araucaria care was Ibrahim Ali. He said, I'm looking at the sun. Looking at the moon. He's like, are you God? Are you Allah, and then the sun disappeared, the moon degrees Leo, they just left me, Allah would never leave me. That whole contemplation and reflecting in his recitation really brought that to light. I was like, Wow, man, you got to do that more often. SubhanAllah. And the thing is, like we some of us, we know that I've memorized the sutras and I'm just like, wow, it's like I'm hearing it for the first time. That's my world. AnnaLena machteld

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theme, that's the kind of remind as a man you feel it. So Allah says, I gave you all that you've gone through so far, for that reason? Anybody have any questions?

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Now, for the next maybe 15 minutes.

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And then we'll pause in sha Allah.

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This is the heart of Sunita, Nora.

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Right here, the heart of Sunita Nora,

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verse number 35.

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This is also where the surah gets its name from is this

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third point this is probably one of the most important verses in the entire plan. This verse sits right next to a toe corsi over intellectual property, right? This is like one of those verses are like almost the same.

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Right here. So we will start this verse, but we won't finish it today.

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It's, it's, there's a lot to unpack, okay. And we're going to try to do as much of it as possible. Remember, this is a thematic study, we're not doing tipsy at all. Otherwise, I'll just zoom through it, we'll do two more verses and no systematic study will sit there and dissect certain concepts, okay.

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So I call this spiritual cardiology. It's literally like spiritual heart cardiology, or just how this particular area is going to dissect and delve into the heart in a spiritual way that's very, very meaningful and uplifting. So I hope that you see, and you appreciate that. Okay. Does anybody have any questions before we begin?

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You guys are with me so far, right?

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Yeah.

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Okay.

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You see that a lot of action going on up here because I can move around, like a swing my arms and so on. I know, it's exceptionally difficult for some of you, for a lot of you being stagnant in one position. I don't personally like doing it that way, either. But it is what it is. There's one thing I wanted to say with you. I know we don't have desks. And obviously the reason for that is just because of the whole COVID situation. We'll try to do our best to continue to make it a little easier. But just remember, right? It's I personally think it's not that big of a deal. It's a little sacrifice for us to at least be together. Would you agree?

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Yeah. I would take this over sitting in front of a screen and talking to you.

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Man, I could, okay, I don't want even I don't even want to start with the teaching screen. Who would ever thought right? Okay. Allahu Nortal. Somehow what you will audit. Oh, and this a Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. Let's break this down Allah who notice somehow it will all now the images are really important. So pay attention to the images, okay.

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Law is the means by which the skies and the earth can really be seen. So literally, here's how it sounds. Allah is the Light of the heavens and earth. What does that mean? It means Allah is the means by which the skies and the earth can really be seen.

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Now what is that talking about?

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You know how

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you

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could look up at the sky.

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And you're like, Masha, Allah subhanaw taala Wow, what a beautiful sky. Look how Look at the color. Look how beautiful these clouds are.

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You see more than just a blue sky. The person beside you however they're like

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That's, that's a plain. That's all they say. There's like, what do you what are you looking at? But you see more. That's the NOR.

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That's being highlighted in this a. It's Amen.

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Allah is saying.

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Allah is the means meaning when you have Allah in your life, he is the reason why the skies and Earth can really be appreciated. Another example, you and somebody else are just looking at a tree. Remember when we used to have all of those caterpillars? early mid summer ish? Remember that? There was like a billion of them everywhere. Every park you go to is there everywhere.

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For some people, they're like, I hate these caterpillars.

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But somebody who has an Amen. What do you think about?

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What do you see?

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You see Allah's creation? You see beauty, you appreciate that every one of these caterpillars is making to speak to Allah in their own way. Allah designed and created them no matter how annoying they might look or B. They're everywhere in abundance. You look at a tree

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and some body who studies biology or is environmentalists they look at the same tree and they'll tell you Yeah, look, this trees been this. This old and it grew for this long. And it's been here because we nurtured it and the sun beams in it. But you now don't know anything about trees. But all you see is God. When I look at this tree, this tree is giving me a hold right now of the beauty of Allah's creation. You see more than the tree. This is one of those things where you can't explain it.

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You can't explain.

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It's when you have the man who just you just you just see it.

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It's just there.

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That's a lot who notice smell it well. We're gonna come back to this. Yep.

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Set again.

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Yeah, something like that. Yeah, like a litmus test for ima. You can look at it that way for sure. And I'll help you do that at the end. Lahu notice similar what we're going to do right now is we're just going through the example. So Allah is going to give us an example of who Allah is.

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Methadone OD. So the example of Allah chemische gateron Fie Hamis by the example of his light,

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the light of Allah is like an indent with within, which is a lamp. That's this picture here.

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So Miche cat is the indent that you see in the wall. Fee ham Misbah is this candle that's lit. The Misbah is the light that reflects off the wall and then brightens the room. So if all of these lights were turned off, you'd have these little Muscat that would be punched into the wall. So these indents I think the proper term for it is a niche they call it right. So you have a niche and you put a candle and then you start to have light brighten up the entire room. So that's what Allah says it's a niche in the wall where light illuminates mismatch from Okay.

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Mr. Hafiz Widjaja

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This lamp is within glass.

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So this lamp

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is within glass. So take this whole area here.

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Cover it with some kind of glass. Okay.

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Let me just back off EasyJet. It's in clear glass. So pretend this whole thing is covered with some kind of clear glass. Okay. Ignore the cup what you have to pay attention to in this image is not the cup itself. Okay. You pay attention to this

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The lamp is within a glass the glass as if it were a pearly white star lit.

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Okay.

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See this cup? You see how the sun is beaming at the cup?

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Do you see the spot here where the sun is piercing the cup? What does it look like to you from a distance?

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If you're looking at it from a far, far distance, what does it look like?

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Looks kind of like a star like a twinkle.

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It doesn't look like a flat

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spot of light. No. It's got these rays that are shining all on the edges.

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That's a zoo jajah to come on duty. So this light is covered in glass and the brilliance of the light is piercing out like a large star extremely shiny cub.

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Cow cub is like a shooting star.

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Okay, there are other words for stars in Arabic club

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is that special one cup is also like even if you go outside right now if it's a clear night, just look up, look up and see if you see you'll see some stars and which one shines and is more brilliant and brighter than the rest. That's called curb. Curb is also referred to planets as well.

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Okay,

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you with me so far? This imagery is just unreal to me. I can't compare this to anything in my whole life. This is how Allah is describing himself to us. Okay, so we got that down. Let's see what else

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you could do Min shutaura T Mobile raka Tenzin tuna. Then Allah says

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this pearly white star is lifted from the oil a blessing olive tree. Okay, what just happened here? Here. You put them in shatter a bless a tree.

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Mobile rocketing zaytuna It's a blessing olive tree. That's an olive tree.

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Mobarak means what? When you say this thing has bought a cat means you got more than you expected out of it. You know, when you spend $10

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You're just like, Whoa, I didn't realize I could buy that much. That's

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okay. Now this here.

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Allah says that the light that's being flamed in this zoo Jaja in this indent or niche is like that, of a bless a tree like its brilliance is gonna keep shining. But you don't know from where Allah compares that to the olive trees, particularly that grow in Sham in Palestine and Syria in that part of the world. What is what is the number one highest grade of olive oil you can find?

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from Palestine,

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some of the richest purest Oliver, like I've had them before, they were gifted to me, I could never afford them. But when I visited other countries, they were gifted to me in a box that I could not even fit in my suitcase. Like that's how rich and beautiful the olive oil like that is. So Allah is saying you're getting more than just olives. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam

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loved olives. And he also used to use olive oil in his beard on on his hair

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all the time.

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And I think you know, for a lot of us, we probably grew up with olive oil, or coconut oil, right? And those are all incredibly blessed good things to have. A coconut is in and of itself a whole subject, although right. So all of all those right there. So Allah says that this light shining and illuminating here is like the kind of blessing you get from an olive tree.

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Last shot to tinola habia.

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So somehow, this tree has no East a no west. So what does that mean students, meaning it has not not, it's not. If the sun is shining, it's not going to shine just on one side of the tree. And then the other side is shaded. So if it's on the eastern side, the sun is not going to just hit one side of the tree. And if it's on the western side, it's not going to hit one side of the tree. So somewhere this tree is somewhere in the middle, meaning it's getting a light from every corner. Now.

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You know why this is important? Because it highlights those who say that, okay, well, Allah will only pay attention to a certain part of the world or when when it's nighttime here, then Allah is with every other biller sleeping at this time, or taking care of those who are waking up the only time for us right now. So throws all of that argument out the window. Lasher Thea, what are you guys with me so far?

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You can't say to her you will do well, I will. I'm Tim Saasu. Now

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I'm going to pause here because this is a lot to unpack in this area.

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Like the first maybe hour of next week's session will just be on these these two as here these two ports

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of the eye. Like it's really really beautiful. You see, once we go through just the example that Allah is giving and painting here, we get to this part, which you don't have. You have like just the title, I believe, but then I will have all of this. You guys like my heart?

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See, the only thing I could find Now was it looked like a pure heart. I don't know. Anyhow, we're gonna pause there. I don't want to jump the gun and throw a bunch of info and then we have to pause. So let's just stop right there. And in sha Allah, we will conclude next week. Okay, students. If you have any questions, you can certainly walk with me and we can head out be within that. Hey, Tara. I pray Allah azza wa jal continue to teach us. I hope that all of you continue to appreciate the SUTA and particularly for our students online. I hope that wherever you are and wherever you tune in, that you are safe and that you are healthy and that you are with us and may Allah azza wa jal bless

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you and honor you for taking the time in your schedule, wherever you are, and whatever you're doing and joining us here in Toronto, so panicle locomobi Hamza Keisha, Willa and stop Furukawa tukui Like Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh