Thematic Study of Sura An-Nur #06 – Submission to Allah

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. And they have total Salah woman while I'm married to all the students online and all of you here. So I'm Ali Kumar from the Tula he robotica tune. And we're going to begin, of course, with a brief recap of some of the things we've been discussing so far, primarily what you see on your screen, we've already discussed this a bit. So we're highlighting some of the things that's important to us as believers that when you study and you see animals being talked about, and mentioned in the Quran, what that should mean, how that should translate for you as a human, and as a believer. So Allah says, LM Torah. And we mentioned

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that every time you see LM Torah, in the entire Quran, that's a pause or a break that you should take that Allah is saying to you, Look, stop everything. And just take a moment to look around and appreciate what's around you.

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There is one pious individual who has his own surah in the Quran that used to do this. Does anybody know his name?

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begins with the letter L. He has his own surah.

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Yeah, look, man, Alehissalaam. Look, man. Some scholars say one of the reasons why he was blessed with so much wisdom is because he had reflection. He would ponder, he would make a dumbo, he would just sit there, he'll look at a tree. But we talked about this. Look, man, Allah, Islam wouldn't just see a tree. He would see more than that. And you and I, as believers, we do the same thing. When we look at animals. We don't just see that annoying bird that keeps pooping on our cars on our homes, that you know lines up at those cables on the street. We don't just see that. What do we see? This a 11 total and you said the hula who manifests somehow it will also tell you to solve

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everything in the skies and Earth declare His perfection. That's the definition of tisby. To be its definition is there that everything in the skies and Earth declare, affirm, reemphasize reaffirm the perfection, the status, the authority, the power, the control of Allah subhanho wa taala. So when you say something like this, when you do this Subhan Allah Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, La ilaha illa into subharmonic. And you start doing all of these as Cal La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah you're not actually asking Allah for anything. You're making tisby through specific phrases that raise his status in your life. Quick question, why is that important?

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Why do you need to do that? Raise the status of Allah in your own

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In life, and you need to do this constantly. Why do you need to do the

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remembrance? What else?

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Is it true that human beings

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lose that connection? That importance why who said that importance with Allah? Is the who take that relationship for granted? Do humans do that?

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All the time. That's why you need to speak. Now birds are less less single them out what Toyo tire birds anything with wings. Anything that can get off the ground on fly tall, you soft fat? What did we say soft fat meant? Soft fat is what would the birds do what I'm demonstrating, especially for our students online when birds do this. They glide.

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They don't flap they're just glide. They're, they're on cruise control in the sky, they're just cruising, that soft fact, Allah says

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they're doing tisby When they're doing that. So when you see those birds, those seagulls and pigeons just gliding in the sky, remind yourself

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that they're actually doing their own form of tisby when it doesn't stop there. Coulomb pada Ali masala Tahoma tisby Her, every single one of them knows how to perform their slaughter.

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It's amazing. A lot of Muslims don't even know this, that animals and birds and so on creatures like have their own solar, while you can sell them have their own prayer.

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And it's remarkable. And

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even some of the sounds that animals make our prophets Arlie salatu salam told us the croaking of the frog. You guys heard the croaking of the frog right? Is its test be

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the chirping of birds is their test be the mood of the cow. It's his test beer, and so on and so forth. So it's remarkable. Now here's the prime lesson. When I asked you what does this mean to you as a human? This is the answer you should always remember and think about okay, students online. This is the answer you should always remember and think about when you think about these animals and how they make to speak to Allah. They are doing it and it's automatic. Like they don't have bad days or days that they're just not feeling it. Their whole life is pre programmed, that they are constantly in the obedience of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. So if they're doing it,

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what happened to you? What happened to us? How can we struggle to do so this is where the frog is giving you a hookah.

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The chicken is giving you a daughter span is giving you a class teaching you tisby This is where these animals now become little forms of thicker little forms of remembrance of Allah. This is what they all do to you. So that's the deeper wisdom to appreciate why we have all of these creatures that lurk around. Is there not just here for our

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for us to appreciate and look at take pictures with it's much more deeper than that. And this is just one of many verses in the Koran that highlight that okay.

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Well, Allahu Allah won't be by far alone. Last thing that we mentioned is this word.

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Ferran Wallah. Who are Lehman Bhima EFI loan ready see ya Phylon. Sierra, what they're up to quick question What is the difference between a Latina M and Anwar Emil Solly had when we do righteous deeds and actions, and Pharaoh talk to me.

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Without intention, then

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perfect one is without intention Fair, which is what's mentioned in the a plural, your falloon. And Iman, which you're all accustomed to hearing is the kind of action you perform with a, an intention that's attached to it. What's an example it's an example of a pharaoh type action and a Amil type action. Throw me an example.

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God

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random, spontaneous actions you and I do that we don't think about I don't think about walking.

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If I have to walk, what do we do? Just get up and you walk. If you need to sit you don't? Okay. May Allah give me the ability to sit for him. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim and he just you don't do that you just sit. Those are called a feral feral.

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Here's what's amazing. Allah is paying attention to both.

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That's how

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how it gives you a glimpse that you and I can't keep track of how much good we do for Allah, you can keep track of it. Because even the random spontaneous actions that you do on a daily basis to Allah, Allah says, I am Eileen, I have complete knowledge, meaning, I am paying attention to all of that. So, you know how we teach each other Muslims we teach, okay, there's etiquettes of how to sit.

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There's etiquettes how you dress, there's etiquettes how you walk in suited for canola tells us how to walk leather, you know, I am shooting out of the hole. Now when you walk, you walk with a posture or in a way that's soft, that's gentle, you don't walk with pride your chest all out and you're like, I'm the king of the world, you don't do that. So we have etiquettes of how to walk we have etiquettes of how to sit, do we have etiquettes of how to eat?

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Every Muslim should have that tattooed on their foreheads, right? Just how to eat, there's etiquettes, five basic etiquettes you must or should follow so that you get the complete reward. These essentially are all fine but they can certainly be counted for much more in a less paying attention if you're going to take that stuff seriously. Okay. So that is the prime lesson for when you think and reflect on animals will eat the human could semi well it will what Allah human will see. Then, of course, Allah To Him belongs the heavens and the earth. And to him is the eventual return.

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Any questions?

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Yep.

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Okay, you can still potentially turn that into a good deed.

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And then it gets into Ahmed, you see the Think of a file as the bare minimum.

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Like it's the bare minimum, at least, you tried. You did the like, you're told to eat with certain etiquettes you probably didn't follow it completely. You forgot to say Bismillah. And it's a plate of food that should take you about 20 minutes to finish. But you end up finishing it in about 20 seconds, because you just launched a cookie monster attack and you just swallow the whole thing down. So some of it is there. Some of it isn't there. So fair enough. I think of it as the bare bare minimum. And Iman is the peak of all of our actions, okay.

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And I'm also has special rewards. Profit result was salam says when you have the intention for our ML, but you don't perform the action, you still get rewarded for what

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if you have the intention to do an action, good intention, but you didn't get to do it. Something blocked you. Like for example for me, I was driving here and I always try to get here for mclubbe Because I drive this far. I want to come here and pretty much I got stuck in traffic. I miss Allah. Do I still get the reward for praying with the gemera? In sha Allah? I do. Right. So your intention, and that's just by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So I'm Al is is certainly special and unique and it definitely stands out from a ferret. Okay. The miracle of rain. So I believe this is where we paused. Is that correct?

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Or did we do this als T? Okay.

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Um, yeah, I sent a handout today.

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Okay, I wasn't supposed to say that. But it was it was this morning I sent

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it wasn't uploaded.

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Okay, okay. So it was sent out this morning.

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I did my part, but it was it was pretty late. Kind of put these guys on the spot. But um, yeah. Don't worry about the handout, at least. Because if you don't have it, you don't have it. It's fine. Okay, the miracle of rain.

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Now this area is going to tap into. So we're done with at least interaction with other humans relationship and all of that. When I say we're done, that subject is paused for a bit. Then Allah subhana wa Taala tapped into who he was, which was a to nor which was the heart of this surah so we're done them. Then Allah stepped into animals and creatures, which we've touched a little bit. Now Allah will go into another area, just nature as a whole. So rain, snow, clouds, all of that stuff. Allah then says LM todo en en la now remember

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One of the unique characteristics of SUTA to Nora, is that it uses a lot of imagery to highlight its points. So lots of imagery. So here's another one. Okay to Nora was a perfect example of just pure imagery. Okay? Unless I said I'm in total and Allah use jisa Habba. Didn't you see that Allah is the one that slowly marches the clouds over and over us G is when clouds are layered on top of each other. And I have a picture here so you have an idea what that looks like. Okay, so when clouds are moving in this form, and they're sort of, they at least appear as though they're on top of each other, but they're layered. That's called use G. So use the Sahaabah. Through may you year July

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summer you la Fubini. Hawthorne Mayor Giles Otama autocamp. He causes union between them. In other words, Allah is reminding us to do what he causes union between them, then he makes them layers upon layers now pause there, so we're right here in the eye. So then he makes them upon layers.

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Here's the point. What are you being taught about clouds now? What are you What is being highlighted to you?

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This is not just information. This is something that should tap somewhere in your heart and it should

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tickle your Eman to an extent.

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What is it about clouds that Allah is highlighting here?

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What do you think?

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We thought it mentions that the move slowly sahab synchronized motion, perfectly layered above each other. We get rain. What do you what do you from an amen perspective? What are you learning about clouds? Yeah.

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You learn over holos perfection, good. Allah's perfection. Allah's existence? Sure.

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Is this all a miracle in the sense that these clouds still have to do what they're created to do and we can control it. We hope that they will give us the shade and precipitation and all of those things. And in turn they do. It's a sign of Allah's perfection. Allah's control Allah's authority.

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Good, absolutely.

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Good, I like that.

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Good. So everybody hear that. So the whole unit unification of clouds, how working together, like how you and I should work together. And the process clouds don't just zoom across your face all day and all night. No, it moves slowly, so that you can look and appreciate and the clouds will do what they're created to do. So it could also remind you, this is the same process of how you learn, you learn in general, you can just read one booking you just memorize, you've got to study it. Same thing with Islam. This is a religion that requires you to sit and devote time to it. So all of this and much more just by cloud so long. So my next question to you, why does Allah do that bring our

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attention to clouds, he got our attention to with each other, which is most of the beginning of the sorta he got our attention directly to him. He got our attention to the animals. Now the clouds. What's the relationship here with all of this? It's really simple. If you are weak at one, you have the other if you're weak, the other there's something else meaning life is surrounded with the things that can strengthen your Eman and strengthen your bond with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.

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Amazing, you can turn your whole life and your whole day without ever sitting in a classroom and still increase your event. Why? Because you looked up at the sky and you didn't see just clouds. You saw this area just like what we talked about with the animals. It's amazing if Muslims treated these kinds of a yet like this

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you know, losing your Eman. It would be it would sound foreign to an extent uses a well. You have wiki man. Oh, I was not possible. Your conversations will turn like that. It will just be it'll be incredible. And then it continues. fatale water Kaya. Hello Joe. I mean clearly. You don't make stuff on layers and then you see a load day

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City rain that comes from behind. So, rain is eventually going to form Allah's miracle will will happen and he sends from the water remnants of a mountain from the cold one. So in other words, some of this rain falls on mountains and sometimes it settles there doesn't it?

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It settles there and you could settle there for ages for years for hundreds of years it will pool in pockets on mountains and obviously the higher you climb a mountain what's the temperature like? It gets what does it get warmer or colder? So all of that is part of Allah's perfection of how he created all of these things to be the way they are. So if you are one of those outdoorsy type persons and one day you aspire to climb like Mount Everest or something I will never join you but the point here is that

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you have an A A to carry along with you

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and then Allah continues where unit zero mean is Matt You mean it means g banning fi ham in voted for you see will be he mania share this area. So that's one way of looking at this frozen water that it settles on pockets on mountains another interpretation. So note this down that this area is also highlighting Hail, hail storms. So the cold ones meaning frozen rate meaning hail.

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Now listen to this.

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Allah says this, For you will see will be he mania share, or you're sorry for who amania Share.

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Allah then says and he can target with it whomever he wants, and he moves it away from whoever he wants.

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Don't forget this a especially the next time you're in a storm, and particularly when hail is fallen. This

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you know why that area just taught us that every single piece every single one of those hailstones has a name attached to it.

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So if you're driving and a hail hits your car and cracks your windshield, that A is said that hail was sent from Allah and had your name on it. And it was that's the target was your windshield, you couldn't get away from it. So you'll see booby he may shed it's it's bullets from the sky.

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So if it doesn't hit you and you happen to be safe at home, and the hail is coming down and you record it and you post it online, but but you're safe. That's because Allah while you're sorry for who amnesia, and Allah saved or saves anyone or spares anyone who wishes from the

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It's remarkable how the language of por en highlights the things that you and I and humans generally speaking will never pay attention to. Who thinks about hey, like that, thank you pick up one PSA like, oh my god, this one had my name on it because it just hit me. It fell on my shoulder.

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Or all that hail that fall that fell all around your house on your garden. All of those were destined for that's what this A is all about. And Allah is reminding us that, you know, that could potentially be dangerous, but it's under his will. That he decides who those hail where that hail lands and who it touches. One more point. What did the Prophet alayhi salatu salam do when there was a storm? Particularly brain? What would you do? Yeah.

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Stand outside. Okay.

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Do we do that?

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Be honest.

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If it was like a thunderstorm right now.

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There was a thunderstorm right now. I said to you students, let's go outside for a while five minutes.

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Would you go?

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So what is this hadith talking about? And I could potentially then according to this narration accused you. You don't want to follow this into?

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Are you muslim? Like I could. I could throw all that. You know that stuff to you? What's this? What is the Hadith talk about? What does it really mean?

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This hadith, it happened because or the Prophet Allah Azza wa sallam developed that habit? Because he was genuinely afraid of the storm. He was scared of lightning and thunder.

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Because, I mean, I don't know about you guys, but I'm sure a lot of you

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are the same. I'm terrified of the thunder, like it is Subhanallah if there was ever a prelude to the day of judgment and the chaos of the Day of Judgment, so if you're on YouTube and you wanted to watch a trailer, of what the day of judgment would look like, it would have those sounds in that trailer as well. Like it's it just reminds you of how little we are an insignificant we are in the sight of Allah, that the sky could roar and make that noise and it could light up in you and I can't do anything about it. You just have to sit there profit center was genuinely afraid and scared. So what did he do? He went out.

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And this is where he would stand under the rain. And he would start to make Dora

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another narration. So that's one reason there's a second reason why he did that is because He also thanked Allah for the rain. So when it was a pleasant rainfall, he appreciated and he thanked Allah.

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In Islam, we have a prayer called Salah to what is this call, where you pray for rain. Maybe a lot of you have never done this prayer before. Because we're fortunate, fortunate enough for where we live, we don't have to worry about that. But if you're living in the desert, I mean, when we were students in Saudi and Medina and so on, we were praying the salah regularly, and it has its own fifth and its own rulings of very specific way of how it's done. But the point is, imagine you go to the Haram, you go to the caribou, and you're not going for Fajr, you're going to go and pray the Salah for rain, and the Imam will be there pleading to Allah to allow some rain to come. So

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that's at least one other aspect of the subject to reflect on and think about. Now finally, what should you and I do when it rains? Should we just be like, well, you know, it's raining Hamdulillah? Is there anything that we should do or not do? Is there something specific we should say?

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Yep.

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Yet, guys, so this is the routine, just just make sure you sign in.

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Okay.

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So one last thing, okay, about rain in general.

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For a believer, every time it's either raining or snowing, or what have you. And even when it's raining, and the rain eventually shuts off. Because if it continued what would have happened?

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It would destroy everything around you. So even when the rain pauses, and we get just the right amount, the attitude of a believer should always be Alhamdulillah. You have to be a people have Alhamdulillah when moments like that come because without it, there would be no survival for any one of us. Okay, that's just the overall general rule of thumb. So just keep that in mind.

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We are sorry for what I may share your card was sent out but he he he has have all been absorbed. Then Allah says that he wants and sometimes it's almost as though the flash of lightning leaves the eyes blurry.

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So what does Allah highlight here? Lightning, when there's a lot of lightning and thunder happening, you see what it does to the sky? And if your eyes just happen to catch that moment where lightning strikes, do you do you kind of have to be oh my god, that was really. So that two reaction is what's being captured. Yet the Habu Bill absorb, they're literally lose their sight for that split second, that's captured in the Koran as well.

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Again, that's all wake up calls for all of us.

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I emphasize these things because you don't necessarily have to be in a classroom constantly

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to increase your Eamon

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because a lot of students have that. I don't know where that comes from. But they feel like when they're out there, you kind of just go with the flow and what have you. And some students will take what they get from the classroom and carry it on out there. And others will make a separation that this is the pious moment of their life, when they're in the masjid when they're in the classroom when they're in sujood and so on. And yet like this is a reminder for all of us. No, you can still be in the remembrance of Allah, on what you and I might perceive as awful days. days when it's raining and there's a storm and there's lightning and all of that stuff. You can still work and

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improve your Eman and your relationship with

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Allah subhana wa Tada. So of course, there's the image of the lightning, okay. You'll call label LA who Leila one hour. Allah alternates the night and the day.

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In the field, barely calorie Bharata Liuli, I will soar in that there is tremendous blessing and insight for those who possess vision. So we talked about this entire Asia. Students with this you can live from the word caliber. We came across this word quite a bit in the Soto. Was that mean? When the heart is called Paul, what did we say that meant?

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A consistent movement non stop. Okay, that's important. I mean, the heart is called call because for obvious reasons, it's constantly beating, right? Unless you call label law, a label one hour, meaning the night will constantly go in today. And that cycle will continue forever until the day of judgment. But then Allah says in the feed Valley calorie bottle, usually you hear in the feed Valley calm yet that in all of that, there is a yet so we're done talking about that. Now Allah use the different toward a bottle,

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a bottle,

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literally.

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A bra is like an explanation.

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It's like when you reflect on something, and then you write about it. And you write your thoughts and your feelings, and everything that's happening on in your mind, you jot it down, and then you look at this page. And then you start thinking about everything you've written, and you start processing, and more thoughts, more images, more reflections come to mind. So you write it out. When you're in that state of reflection. That's a rebuttal. So Allah says, All that we just spoke about with the skies and the earth and everything that's happening in between, it's all a battle. So it's more than just something you look at and observe. That's the point. It's something for you to really

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take in and process and reflect. Now. Quick question.

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Why is this mentioned in Solon, or

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why is this here?

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The sorta is the surah of light.

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Why is there a connection between this surah and this area?

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Light and you know what that light is now? It's the light of what students

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see the light of faith. Amen. Right.

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And then you have a yet like this. What's the connection? There is a connection that scholars talk about in great detail. What is it? What do you think it is?

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Okay

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okay.

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Okay, good. Good. I like that. Anything else?

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Good. What about darkness?

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When you lose, amen, spiritually, what state do you go in?

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You go in a state of darkness, right?

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Like you lose everything, feeling purpose. You lose motivation, energy like that spiritual, everything's gone. You're in a state of darkness.

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So why is this here then?

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This area, and eight like it are also ways to reignite that nor in you. So keep the connection that every egg is connected to the title of the surah. So Allah says, a bottle. And then the last word absorbed Basir, that's your vision.

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So you put all of this together and Allah put this in sort of 10 nor so this is also another way for me that I can continue to put brilliance and strength in this light. So to keep the note of faith in you, constantly illuminating these is, this is one of those ways that it can be done. Okay. So the area is much more than just thinking and reflecting. That's the point, right? And then Allah says, for those who possess vision, you know, it's like only few people can do that. Not everybody can do that. Not everyone can do that.

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I titled this a the Discovery Channel. You

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guys know what Discovery Channel is right? Or am I totally old school

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National Geographic planet Earth, that stuff right?

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Less is Willa who halacha semi hollow Kula de Botton mimma. Allah created every kind of beast out of water, meaning every single living creature is primarily made up of water. Right?

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You know, on that note,

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when you hear about on the news,

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particularly, at least in this part of the world where we live in, of how the indigenous people struggle to have access to clean water.

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And we are mostly made up of water. And the earth is mostly made up of one.

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And there is actually a group of people on this planet that don't get access to that. That is the peak of shame for mankind.

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It's just something to think about.

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It's really the peak of shame for somebody to live on this planet and not have access to clean water. When when the majority of the planet is just water. And the majority of you and I in our existence is just water. Then Allah highlights every creature is also mostly created out of water.

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If I mean home, I am Sharla botany from them. There are those that crawl on their stomachs. Take a look at my research here and read you know what that is? What is that?

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This somebody just say a rat?

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No, no, that's a raccoon. What's this thing?

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It sets a sea cucumber.

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It's in the water. Apparently it's a delicacy, which again, I will never try. Okay.

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So Allah says here, there are some that move on, they're on crawl on their stomachs. So that's an example of one animal that lives in, survives that way. Then Allah continues. Women whom I am she Isla Ridge lane. And then there are those that walk on two legs. So I put this guy here. Anybody ever eat this thing? I don't know why I keep thinking about food when I see these animals. But so this is a pretty popular thing in the Middle East. Like I've had it before. And you'd never know that you're eating ostrich. Like you just think you're just eating chicken. But obviously the world's biggest piece of chicken is in your in your sandwich. But

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I don't even know how to describe what that tastes like. But anyhow. And then the third section, woman whom I am she Isla Aruba. And then there are of course, those that are four legged animals. Why didn't Allah say,

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because it sounds like when you look at it at first, sounds a bit redundant.

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Stomach, two legs, four legs. I can't just say Allah created different creatures to do different things.

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This is actually one of the ways that critics of the Koran criticize

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you, your God talks to you like you're in fourth grade paren is not that sophisticated. It's intelligence. It's very low. Like you'll hear this stuff. And they'll point out patterns like this and

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what is the response to that?

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Yeah.

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Okay, talk to me, from the same base, a lot created every kind of creature out of water from that same base, multitude of creatures.

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I think there's another I have a crown that also speaks of Allah sends rain, fruit to eat, they're all different as well. So it's a sign of something that an ascending humanity, think about it like we're all Okay, good. But

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are we? Yeah, very good. So everything plays its own role.

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So there are certain creatures that do certain things that are unique to their lifestyle and their existence and their survival. So you appreciate that category and group. And then there are others that do different things, just like you and I were different colors were different cultures, we eat differently, we survive differently. Different parts of the world do different things.

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It's just, it's a way to appreciate that we are all different and to at least you know, show gratitude.

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So why is it not just summarized in one area that Allah created animals that are different? Why

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Break it down. Here's another area to compare it to. A Latina is Quran Allah pm SUTA. Earlier Imran, to students online, think about this. A Latina is Quran Allah PM. They're the ones that remember Allah while they're standing

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while Kuda whilst they're sitting while that Jr will be him while they're lying down. Now, if you studied with me before,

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I repeated and explain this a yet several times, some of you look at me you're like, Yeah, I remember this. Oh, yeah. So talk to me. Why didn't Allah just say those who remember him all the time? Why break it down standing, sitting lying down?

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Why did Allah separate the two, all three the way that he separated in this area?

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Because if you can't appreciate one than appreciate the other if you can't appreciate the other than do the other. In other words,

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you know how if you want a child

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to get used to a certain meal,

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you don't just put the whole entire meal with all of its, you know, spices and toppings and you say, okay, just eat it all, you'll introduce certain flavors to this child. And then if they like vanilla ice cream and only vanilla ice cream, then next, what would you do your choose introduced them to another flavor. So they've appreciated one. Now they can appreciate the other more, if they don't like one, they can't really grasp the flavor, they can appreciate it. But they can appreciate something else, at least they're doing what they're going to eat, at least they're going to appreciate something. So you're gradually introducing them to something that ultimately at the end

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of the day, it's food, it's important. The same idea with this is that Allah does not overwhelm the believer to do everything all at once. But he feeds you and He gives us in dosages. So the first dosage in this area is okay. There are some that you'll see that live on their stomachs. So worms and the sea cucumber and all of these other things, caterpillars and what have you, right? You can see these insects, you don't have to go to the zoo, they're right in front of your house. They're on your driveway. They're everywhere. If you ignore and you miss out on that, okay, fine. When you are going for a walk in the park, you might see some ducklings, you might go to the park and randomly

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out of nowhere, an ostrich just pops out and it starts running across and you see that or when you're at the zoo. When you're somewhere in the plains of Africa and you see all these animals in the wild, you can appreciate it then. In other words, Allah is saying appreciate something.

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One to or appreciate something.

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There's a kid learn differently from an adult. Does a young student learn differently from a mature adult like a teenager? So that's another wisdom whites broken down? Because not all three of these categories are for the exact same audience.

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Not all three. Some people can only be wowed through the animal that walks on two legs, but the animal that's on the stomach. We want to squash it the moment we see.

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But others were like No, no, no.

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Don't do that. Leave it alone. Let's give it a home. And it's like a worm.

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Right?

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We can use it as bait for eco fishing or like something right? So people just learn and appreciate the same thing but in different ways. Another wisdom why Allah subhanaw taala does that. So you guys understand. It's all about gradual process and gradually introducing some of these concepts in dosages right?

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Yeah, Hula, hula, hula Masha. Allah then says Allah creates whatever He wants. Meaning what you see, Allah does that because there is a wisdom and it's first and foremost it's his will. If you don't know why some of these creatures exist. Like people asked me from time to time why do we have sharks?

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What are these vicious creatures lurking in the ocean? Why don't you Sala just make like you know, soft creatures. We can just swim at them. We can eat them, we can catch them with ease like you will Puranas in the ocean like why?

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So Allah says, Look, first and foremost, I create whatever I wish. And if you don't know or understand the wisdom behind that creation, does not mean that there is no wisdom

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Allah does not create things in vain. So make sure you write that down. Allah does not create anything in vain without purpose. Just because you don't know doesn't mean it doesn't exist, okay?

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In Allah Allah coolly shaped an idea. So not only does Allah create it, but Allah also

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controls it

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controls.

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Okay, the the a bird doesn't start flying in the sky because it runs really fast.

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Right? Allah decides how that bird will elevate and get into the sky. Right? So that entire process and you know, one of the ways why another way to kind of reflect on on this detail is that mankind have we learned a lot from animals for our own survival. Have we learned how to survive by watching what animals do? Yeah, we learned how to bury our loved ones, because of how animals bury their loved ones. Remember the story, having an Cobbin Allah sent the crows, they dug the hole, they buried one, that's how we learned okay? That people go in the ground.

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Okay? Planes see ever see how a plane takes off and how it lands, and how the wings operate and what they do. There's a specific plane, some of you know it, I'm sure the Airbus 380 It's the biggest passenger plane on the planet. If you've ever gone to like Emirates or something, you will see the beautiful plane. It's one of those kinds of planes you really want to get on at least once in your life really, really, you'll be marveled of just how amazing human beings can build these things. But anyhow, I watched the documentary years ago when they were building this plane. And the biggest problem they ran into, we're talking about a team of experts and technicians from every part of the

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world, the best of the best, could not figure out how to stabilize this structure, and how massive and heavy it was in the sky. Because every time they flew it on in on those test runs, the plane would start vibrating like this. And he couldn't figure out why. It has the largest Wings of any commercial aircraft on the planet. So guess what they did?

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A team came together. And they said,

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let's go and study a bird that has massive wings. So what bird is the what bird has the long the largest wings in the world, the bald eagle

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as the largest wingspan of any bird on Earth. So they went out into the wild. And they studied this creature for months. And they found the solution to make this plane work from watching how this animal took off, and how it landed. And you know what it did? They noticed that the edge of the wing on the eagle when the eagle would land or when it was cruising soft fat, it would curl the edge of the wing to stabilize itself. These massive wings. They they analyzed and saw that there was a slight curve at the edge of both wings. So what do you think they added on to the wing of the plane, you got to see it. They added these little extensions that go up this way. And it broke the airflow

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that was causing the vibration. Now it became perfect.

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Allah, Allah teaches us through these animals as well for survival. And that's how they were able to stabilize planes in the sky. It's remarkable. So in Allah, Allah Felicia encoded Allah has control over all things. I forgot this little guy, but obviously he's the one

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Yeah, he's the one on four legs.

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Yeah, I have bad experiences with these guys. But I don't want to get into really bad experiences with them. I don't know. I feel like sometimes

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they know what they're doing. And they let you know as well that I know what I'm doing. I can come into your trash can. I can destroy your house. What are you going to do and they just sit there and they look at you like, do you want to fight it out like this? They have a bit of kibble a little bit of pride in them, you know? Anyhow, Lakota einzelner yeah T mobile unit. Does anybody have any questions before we continue?

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We have quite a bit Toka

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look at it in zona yeah Tim movie in a truly Allah has already sent down miraculous

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sign's Allah guides whom ever he wishes to the straight path.

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What is said to him was stuck in

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the middle, the middle path.

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Like, elaborate, what do you mean the middle path? So Dalton was talking what is that? Middle Path was that mean?

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It's not too extreme

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straight path, not the middle path, right middle path. Middle Path is Whisper Serato. Stuffy, the straight path. I mean, we recite it at least 17 times a day. Sirata Latina and I'm entirely right. What are you asking Allah when you do that?

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Oh my my soda till Fatiha students.

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We went through this quite a bit. But I mean, even it was a long time ago anyway. It was a long time ago, I was a much younger man those days.

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said I'll tell you, Mr. Payne. This is what just remember set out the stepping

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sollten is the esophagus.

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When we eat and drink, food goes just down goes one direction. If it went the other way, it would disrupt everything right? You're sick, you're it creates problems, right? So the natural flow is been disrupted. So autonomous, still pain is one direction.

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And that one direction is the poor n and the sooner and so on. And from all the basic foundations of our creed or our Arpita. That's also autonomous stepping, when you drift off of the it's everything else. So remember that Serato must stop him is only one path. That one path is the poor n and the teachings of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, everything else that helps these two areas should also can also be on that path, but they come at the end. They come later on on that journey. When you get on set autonomous team. It's built with these two ingredients. And it's maintained with everything else. So like if you have like a favorite imam or chef or speaker, you got to make sure that it's a

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speaker who is teaching based on these two sources. If they came to you one day and be like yeah,

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the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is in the class with us. He's actually sitting right there.

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You don't say Oh, I didn't know Mashallah. The Sunnah? No, that's, that's fairytales. That's different, right? That's when you can be like, Okay, now I'm not on Serato Stephane anymore. Now we're going into a different direction. And obviously,

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you know,

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going off of this path is something that's very rampant, very common in this day and age. Okay. Very common. We will talk about different factions of Islam later on in the Surah. So talk to you about what is a sect in Islam, how you recognize when or how you know, you're on the straight path. All of those little details that are important to us, will come up into sort a little bit later. Okay.

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So, Allah says we are de Manya ELL Serato. Mr. Team, if you are somebody that follows one straight path, just remember that's Allah's guidance to Allah is doing that it's not because you see it crystal clear, it's because Allah gave you the vision to do that gave you the ability to do that. And that's all of us. challah that's all of us. We are all people of Quran and Sunnah to the best of our ability. We have to thank Allah subhanaw taala we didn't do that on our own. Okay. And then Allah continues we are poor Wiluna men below he will be over soon. What alternate Sumitomo left very Minho min Bertie Valley, we've come to believe in Allah. So how do you know if Serato Mr. Team, take

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a look? We've come to believe in Allah and His messenger. Okay, that's two, and we will obey them. And we will obey. So that's the third quality now that's attached to it, is that you submit yourself to these two areas. Okay. Then a group amongst turn away after that. So then eventually, later on. There were groups and other factions that came and they steered people off of this path. And we live that and we see that today, right. Fetty comin home embodies Alec Womack. Willa it can be meaning. These are people who are certainly not counted as believers at all.

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in the sight of Allah Now, one point on this a one point

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this is his his sort of to nor is it a Medini Surah or a mecca surah.

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My first day of class students for certain

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Medini or Mechi.

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muddy?

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I know I know what it is, it's because your sincerity is so strong, you don't want to just show off and just blurt out the answer. You want to keep that for you in a lie get it? Shaula.

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That's great. I can appreciate that. Right? So yes, it's a Medini Sora. Which means that this sort of came at least bare minimum, about 13 years after Islam has already been more, give or take, right? The pseudo was revealed somewhere between the 15th and 16th, year after Islam was born. So you're looking at two or three years after the migration in Medina. Okay.

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Do these companions already know,

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to believe in Allah and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.

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So why is this area here? To that audience, I can understand if this area was to an audience of Mecca mekin period.

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But it's here. Why?

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What was like there were things that were happening in Medina that didn't happen in Mecca

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that jeopardize the faith and Eman of everyone in Medina, what was or what were some of those things.

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So there was fitna, so whether it be particular group or others, the hypocrites, the Jews, the Jewish tribes that were there and so on, that broke covenants or promises them all of that stuff. But on an individual basis, was there any concern?

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Individually, put yourself in Medina, you've been now with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam for 13 plus years? Do you need this kind of reminder?

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You need to be reminded to believe in Allah and His messenger. And then it says, we're all taught on it and we obey you do you need that? You know, that's like me coming to you right now and saying, students, our religion is Islam, and we are Muslims.

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Like, I mean,

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a lot of students will get the best sleep over their life after that. They okay, I've heard this. I already know that. Why are we getting that reminder here?

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What's there?

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Okay, to reiterate, to reconfirm, because we need that we are a creation that constantly forgets so very good. And number two, in the context of Medina life,

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their faith is going to be tested like never before.

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99% of the battles of Islam happened when

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in makin phaser and met any face met any phase,

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which means that most of the companions are killed and slaughtered were in many in the Medini phase of Islam.

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The hypocrites when did they show up Mecca, Medina,

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none of them were there in Mecca. So you have like 13 plus years where you don't have to deal with people who pretend that they're with you.

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Now they show up in Medina. It's a huge fitna. It was a huge problem. It was massive. As a matter of fact, Prophesy Selim said

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that's the group I fear the most. I don't fear the people the opposition on the enemy lines when I'm in battle and war. I'm afraid of the hypocrites more than anyone else. For obvious reasons he couldn't tell who was there and who was true to him and who wasn't because hypocrites were praying Federer with him. They were sitting in the in the masjid in Taffy the Koran classes. They were memorizing for N spoke fluent Arabic. They were giving sadaqa they were doing all of that. They were standing beside him. They were coming to him. Yasuda luck, could you give me a fatwa and so on. So they were getting their questions answered. They integrated themselves into society. And at the same

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time, they were the greatest enemy to him. So Allah it was right. So they needed to be reminded that you've got to constantly reiterate and reaffirm your commitment to Allah. Students do we need that today?

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Including me, quoting me, of course we do. We constantly need our tests and fitna are very much a very different and instead

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some ways more complex than what was happening at that time. But we need these yet just as much as they did and maybe a lot more. And let them continue through May 12 for a minimum back one that will he can be meaning so Allah has denounced to ever count these people as true believers. Your question? Yeah.

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Yeah, it's close to it's actually afterward. So it's coming towards hood ABS an asset period. Okay.

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Okay, the believers definitive form Why is really interesting.

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Allah says, Bill, meaning those of you that study even basic Arabic, you have to be meaning listen to be meaning. And Bill meaning the meaning snon defended in definitive. So in Arabic, we call that net Kira, you're not specifying a particular group. And Bill meaning Malefor, meaning you're specifying a very special and important group. In this a Allah says they are not from

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that special group of believers. So what's the difference? What's the difference with saying be more meaning and build meaning?

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Or are they the same thing?

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They're different because of exactly what we just taught the hypocrites. So Allah call them out here, those that pretend to be believers. But Allah saying none, no, no. The real sincere, authentic, how you know that is because he made it in definitive. One letter God attached to this word, and it changes everything.

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So Allah is saying, Oh, they're not from the real true believers that I love and I appreciate No, no. They might be from amongst those who forgot all of this and left all of this there will be amongst those who pretend.

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Do we have people that do that today?

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Man Subhanallah it is really really, it's it's really, really tragic in a way of people who carry on that layer of belief and Eman and commitment, but they might be the biggest liar the worst liar you've ever met. They could be the most dishonest business person you'll ever meet. Is there they will cheat you they will hurt you. They will do so many things. But still say I believe in Allah. I love the hearts I sell them. I'll go home don't beat their wives still be dishonest. Still. be unjust still. You name it. Yeah, I love Allah. I pray five times a day. So how different what makes you any different now from a morn I feel

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that

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we want the URL. We want that Elif lamb attached to us, okay.

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Okay, so that's why the definitive forum so just make a note of that because it's very beautiful how it's captured. Okay.

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Well either to Ilahi water solely Helia home abena home either 30 Min HomeReady loan, now Allah will be very specific about this group. So in Medina, when they call upon Allah and His Messenger, it is Salatu was Salam to make a verdict amongst them, a group amongst them ignore those instructions, meaning the hypocrites so what ended up happening whenever the process Selim needed to pass a ruling, or a judgment, let's say some, you know, companions had a disagreement. And it was a group of them somewhere in the community. There's a big disagreement. So they go to the prophet Ali saw some jasola decide what is best for us the outcome here. Perhaps a Selim will make a ruling.

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Well, then they'll always be that group. Okay. Just forget about what he said.

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Do we have groups like that today? We have people who do that today.

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That come to the board meeting? Yeah, okay. No problem. We'll do that. And then when they leave, they sit in their cars or they go to Timmies and they have a secret meeting. Okay, that President we hate him how do we get them out?

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That Secretary got to go

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Yeah, we do this we do this to each other all the time. All the time. That's a man one out after he gave that hope but after he gave that talk after he gave that fatwa

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you know after he dressed a certain way after the act now we want to know but in front of him Salaam Alaikum I love you share. How are you? This this is a this my shall let your my shame. You know, this is coming from a deep place in my heart, if you if you can see that. Because for us as speakers

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We deal with that on a daily basis on a daily basis.

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So Allah says that the Akuma by either ferry coming home not really doing more at it out of the they literally refuse to take his instruction. So lahardee was a Akula, who will help you to La him? Was there anything, if the right will be on their side, they come to him like an OB like obedient camels. So there's my

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image of a camel. But I don't want you to pay attention to just the camel, I want you to pay attention to what that image is doing. What's that camel doing? See, it's the two front legs, you can sort of see, can I remove that? No, whoops, you can kind of see it, the camel just sort of kneel down. So it bent it's two legs in the front, and it's bowing down to its owner.

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That that instant response to a command. And if you ever see camels, how they behave with their owners, it's It's remarkable. Like, it's remarkable, like, you know, they are so committed to their owners. Soon as the owner will tap the camel on its head, and gives it the order to kneel down, put its head down, whatever, the camel immediately responds, you don't have to like tap it 45 times and then sing a song to it. And then it'll go to nothing. You just one type of response, that immediate response to a command is called Mother a Nene at the end of this a

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was there anything?

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So yeah, some parents train their kids to be more training. Right? I told you once, I'm not telling you again, just do it. So that same idea. Now, what's being highlighted here, look how the area started when he Akula, whom will help when it's on their side, when it's in their favor. When you speak my language, when you're on my side. Again, it's really sad, just how often this happens in Muslim communities. And it's not just on an official basis, right? When decisions are being made.

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I only listened to that speaker because he says what I like

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he get he he follows what I think Islam should be. He gave those opinions he gave the rulings on what I agree about. So that's why I listen to him. That's why he or she is my teacher, I won't take from no one else. That attitude is what's being highlighted in this. So imagine just how many Muslims have that problem, where they pick and choose what works and commit themselves to that. Allah calls it out. If this is what you do, then it is definitely one of the qualities of the moon outfield students why do we get so much warning in the Koran about unethical? Why do we get that?

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If you remember my suit attendee says students, you had 60 Plus verses in one sword or just above one ethical in certain 60 plus. So with a Bacara, started with mon afio, polar, then there's a surah called sudut l munaf. eoco. And then you come to this sort of there's a section of the moon efia point being talked about, and a whole bunch of other suitors why

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isn't it obvious

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that the greatest dangers in becoming one of them, because it's the lowest level of health. And it's all there also the greatest danger.

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So there's something very close to you, and something that you could possibly fall into. Yeah, that's the key. That's the key, because you can fall into a state of Nefab. So quickly, one word, one action can put you right in that category. And

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the way that you can sort of note this down is that hypocrites, since the beginning of time have always been the troublemakers of any society, anywhere, at any given time. So religion just put that aside for a moment. The ultimate troublemakers of any society have always been the most ethical,

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always.

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So they're constantly being referenced to in the poor n. And if you were to list all of the qualities and references towards the moon African, the yet would number in the hundreds. So this

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Group is a big deal to Allah is a big deal to him. And then as you mentioned, also the fear of us adapting or falling into any of those qualities. And again, unfortunately, a lot of Muslims do fall into those quality into those habits. Last question real quick before I go on, can you and I decide who's on FM

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you shouldn't

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you shouldn't do that. Because if it was left to the average layman Muslim to do that, then everybody in your circle will be

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on one FM ethic.

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Almost every person around you we would highlight as someone FM so these are things that only scholars do. And when it's done, it's a process it's done officially, do you know what the sin is also to announce it publicly that so and so is a hypocrite? Can you imagine if I took the mic and then did the? I would I would literally get shot? Like is this the the end of you? You know, so you can do that? is a huge responsibility behind it right? I feel cool to be modeled. Look how Allah talks gets deeper now. Is it in their hearts that they have a disease? What kind of disease do you think when if you have

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doubt?

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That's where you send out

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liars, dishonesty,

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and other sort of lessons. Kunal Mara, saw the pain

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stick beside

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those who are honest.

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Be Oh, be around honest. People. What does that teach you about liars?

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When you are around liars, just in general, even for about the most miniscule things cannot have some people they'll just lie about everything. Yeah, I was like, I almost fell when I was walking. Meanwhile, they ran and they were perfectly fine.

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Like, just random. Nonsense, just lie about it. Oh, whatever. Yeah, I was gonna go but then I just changed my mind. But really, you weren't planning to go to begin with those things, all of that. So the most trivial to major lies. Why is that so important? Because that's the, that's the door. That's the key that opens the door to any Foulke is lying. So the first step to falling into Nefab and hypocrisy is when someone has that develops the habit of just lying in general, lying leads to the fact that leads to hypocrisy. Okay? And if you think of the definition of what a hypocrite is, it is pretty much a lie. You know, what they harbor on the inside is the opposite of what's being

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illustrated on the outside. So in essence, their existence itself is a is an entire light, right? So then Allah says, so that's the sickness that's being highlighted here. The disease, I feel poorly will be modeled isn't is their hearts have a disease and either terrible, or have they fallen into some kind of doubt, and Maha Fournette and you're here for Allah? Or is it that they are afraid Allah will be biased against them and His Messenger Salalah Holly was some So look what Allah is highlighting. And he continues, Bell Ola eco home Avadi mono they are in fact the ones who are the wrongdoers. You're seeing this more and more because Allah is protecting the believers and the

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prophet Ali, so to sum from them, so this is the protection now that they're receiving gradually,

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in the mccannon, me in the Macan Apolo meaning, the only word that came from the believer, either do Isla Allah He water slowly, whenever they called on Allah and His Messenger, Leah Kuma Bina Han to pass on a ruling. And you know, Pulu samaira. Now our Atlanta this area should be painted on every Masjid wall

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on the planet.

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Especially where administration meet and have their meetings and make decisions. It should be written on every office of every business Muslim business, particularly

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the only word that came from the believer. So look what happened when the believer heard Allah or the messenger it salatu salam, that that was the final result. So when you have people disagreeing on a decision for something right, and they're all fighting and bickering No, no, no, we don't do this way. We'll do it this way. We're gonna have this person, we're gonna make it like this. We're gonna raise this amount of money, bubble, all the nitty gritty stuff, but nobody can seem to agree.

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So then one person, that's you. One person who was present in that meeting, said look, let's go

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Back to our Constitution,

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our Islamic constitution. Let's go back to what Allah and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said,

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Let's make our decision. There was a process it was a long process of deciding to go back to the Islamic constituted the basis of everything. When you're a true believer, you're like, This is what your reaction would be. Oh, okay. What do they say? What does the Quran say about this?

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And when they hear it, and it becomes the decision, they respond Severna

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well Alterna we hear we obey.

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Some critics of the core N. We'll use semina, while Alterna to criticize your commitment, you know how you guys are like puppets. Allah just kind of like, controls your every move and your every bone and limb. And all you guys do is listen and obey. I don't want to be a puppet to Allah or to God. What's your response to that?

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What's your response? You don't get to question God, you don't get to tell them how you feel. What do you say to them?

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should just be one sentence

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but even if you wanted to make a choice, aside from obeying, you don't get that you have to obey, obey regardless because look at the way it says listen and obey you don't have a choice

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that's the key. You know what you say when you're being criticized of this discipline? So yeah, of course I'm going to obey if I'm if I'm a puppet to Allah. Soviet. He's my master

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embracer we are slaves.

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When Allah calls us a slave it's the most honorable title on this planet. When humans call each other slaves it's the most embarrassing and humiliating thing. So yeah, be proud of it. We are a people of similar now what

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would you want it with anyone else? No. I want Allah to guide my every movement. I want to submit to Him. That's the whole point of me being Muslim. I don't question what Allah does with me. This is his rules so I'm going to follow it

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What about how you feel? I had that secondary I'm scimitar know what alternate by the way Summit. I know what alternate came in Medina.

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So all it's mentioned two other times in the Quran. But they are all in Medini por en which is really interesting. You don't find semi I know what alternate in any Mechi surah.

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you have got to do what in order to arrive at Seminole upon it. This is not just something you it's not a switch you just turn on. Am I okay? I'm going into beatings mode. No, no.

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There's something that has to happen. A lot of some things that have to happen. What is it?

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Good.

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Who are you semirara Anna and a foreigner with

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so you got to know who you're devoting yourself in submitting yourself to first. So the Companions got all of that they know who Allah is. When we teach Islam to people today, our children and young people, what's the first thing we tell them to do? A put on your hijab.

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Why? I said so.

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Go pray. Go read your Koran. Okay, I'll read it and they go through it all.

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Okay, who's Allah? I don't know. My mom told me about him. That just keeps mentioning his name Allah. You missed the whole makin phase.

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You started introducing Islam from Medina onwards. What happened to the first the majority of the message the majority of Islam is in Mecca. It was all about the foundation.

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But unfortunately, Muslim culture, turned it completely upside down and started with the basics of FIP and rulings and halaal that came

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first. But in the Koran that wasn't the first thing halal and haram came in later. Remember their hijab example that gave you

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remember the Limar and jilbab? Were the students who weren't here.

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The students who were here what did we say about how was he jab introduced? What came first came out or jilbab. And what still Bab body cover?

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How do we introduce a jab to two sisters? today? We tell them to do this first cover here first, by the Haoran did the opposite way of covering the hair.

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came later. And that's the methodology you should use, for obvious reasons. It's absolutely remarkable. This is why I chose this sort of for you. For me, too. I chose this surah because this surah helps to shift and change our attitude, and how we perceive the things that we've grown up learning it to be a certain way. This sort of we'll flip all of that and put it back the way it should be. The habits that we've had and developed, all of that should slowly be sifted out by now. Then Allah says, By Lula ecomo Volley moon, they are indeed the wrongdoers in mechanical money. Leo Kulu, semiannual Katana, Willa ICA whom will mostly Hone and they're the ones who are in fact

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successful.

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One point here will equal homomorphic horn. They're the ones that are successful. What does that mean?

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When you're successful, like well

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what does it mean when Allah says you're successful?

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Does that mean like you get a trophy or something like what happens?

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It's important to understand what the meaning is this because then you would it becomes clear what you're working for.

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What does it mean when the law says mostly home that you're going to be successful in what were?

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So you're not piano so you'll get nothing on this world?

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Okay, yep.

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Okay, good. When do we reap the rewards of our good deeds?

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When do we see the results? When do we get our final grades?

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On the Day of Judgment, we meet a lot, right? So what are we doing in the meantime, here on Earth?

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We're planting all those seeds. Mostly honed comes from the word muffler, which is a farmer.

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So another name for a farmer, what the farmers do. They plant stuff into the ground, when do they harvest at the end of the year. So you work for an entire year, maybe longer, taking care of and nurturing what you've planted. So we are all spiritual plants.

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And eventually, when it comes time for us to bear our fruits, that's the day of judgment. And there'll be two kinds of fruits that ones you can appreciate that will give you happiness and joy, or the rotten stale fruit that no one can touch and it's poisonous.

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And it's exactly the same experience in this world. How do you feel when you bite into a nice fruit? Tell me a nice fruit wouldn't name of a nice fruit.

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Watermelon

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and nobody eats fruits here.

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I thought I was the only one.

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Yeah, I'm really bad at fruits is not a nice thing to admit. But like you know when you when you see that mango

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and you bite into this mango and it doesn't satisfy your taste buds on your stomach, it satisfies your entire body.

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That fruit, the core end calls that fruit Faqir. It's the fruit that brings happiness to so we are all planting our seeds of good deeds so that we can find that happiness in the hereafter. That's called Moseley horn. A lot of people a lot of students think when you see they will be the successful one. Oh Allah is gonna give me happiness and joy in this world. And it's really unfortunate because especially for new Muslims, they don't get taught this stuff. So when they accept Islam, a lot of them go through a lot of problems like just issues will start crashing down in their life. Their marriage will fall apart their relationship with the extended family who aren't

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Muslim falls apart. They're going to depression blah blah blah.

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them and you and I

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you and I at times and Muslims at times might he might say the same thing. Why is Allah doing this to me? I'm praying and fasting and I've gone for Hajj and have done and I'm charitable I do all of these things. Yet my kids hate me.

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Yet I'm divorced. Yet I can't I want to get married and I can't find anybody. And and ended listed as a huge list.

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This is an area of hope. Allah is saying look, muffler is not necessarily restricted to worldly life. All the pain and struggle you're going through it counts

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for something, but those rewards and that ease and comfort will come later. So at least it'll help give some strength to people who go through that kind of struggle. Is that clear? Okay?

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This will be the last day.

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Do you see the size of the font of this?

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I don't know why it caught off there. But

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this area is titled The area that says it all.

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This is perhaps,

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if you were to pick the top five most beautiful areas in the entire poor, and this will be one of them.

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So this is probably the only area I will ask you to copy. So write down the translation. And then we'll give you a few points to, to highlight.

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And of course, if you're comfortable with Arabic, write down the Arabic two.

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Ignore our best Rhodiola Han Homa said,

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this area

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holds all of the teachings of Islam.

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This A is comprised of all of the teachings of Islam, all of Islam is in this area.

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There's a story where a king had asked a famous scholar

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in your poor N. Just give me one verse that says it all.

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And that scholar recited this idea. Hence, that's the reason why I titled it the idea that says it all.

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Okay.

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Well, maybe you'll take Illa water solar, at your foundation. So the first point whoever whosoever were to obey Allah, with that first point, meaning you obey Allah in all of the compulsory acts of worship, the things that Allah commands you to do and not do. So all the foundations of Islam so, the shahada prayers that capital, Ramadan Hajj, all of that and then the Six Pillars of Eman believe in Allah, His messengers, His angels, His books, and and and all of the basic foundation is in the first part of the A.

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But I, I add something here,

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you see this word?

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You alter Torah? Remember, we just came out of what they are Allah, what I'll tell you over a sword, there are two words in the poor n. That mean to follow. One of them is that word

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for the other one is et baritone. Okay, so there are two main words.

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Tara means So write this down what's highlighted in this A to obey Allah, meaning

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submit yourself to Him. Even if you don't get it, even if you don't understand, submit complete submission to Him. That's thorough.

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But so you appreciate what thorough means. The other word that's used in the Quran is at Baron at Baron, is when you ask questions before you follow.

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So,

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one of the ways you're commanded to follow the Prophet alayhi salatu salam Is it the barrel

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of Les Paul in quantum to hipbone Allah, if you claim you love Allah, then what do you do? Fat Tabby are only processes then follow me. Why didn't process them say for our three year only? Why didn't He use that word?

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He said it felt to be your only at Berlin. What was the difference? The profit or loss was Sam is saying

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one of the ways to follow me is ask about me. Ask about how I sleep, how I eat, how I pray, how I fast how I speak, how I am as a father, how I am as I am as a parent, as a teacher, as a leader in choir about me, that's called at bound.

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Next point, Bara is always used with Allah's name. You don't have you don't have an AI that says etbr Allah

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for obvious reasons, right? You submit yourself to Allah, even if you don't get it but you understand at least that connection, connect with Allah. When it comes to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that requires you to learn, you ask about his son you learn and adapt that into your life. So that's that first part.

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Everybody with me so far? Okay. What are Sula

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This year, Allah added, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam with his name under thorough.

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In this context, Allah is saying, follow the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, meaning at this point in Medina, you already have gotten at Baron you've been asking and learning. Now you're at a point where you got to just do it.

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You had to just do it.

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So our version of that is like if you don't know what the SONET is, at least the bare minimum, if you don't know and you haven't studied the Sunnah way of doing certain things, then at least do the basics, which is at least love the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and gradually start that process of learning. So that love is thorough, you already love him.

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So you can ask yourself, how much you love the Prophet Ali's AutoSum? How much do you love him in your life?

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And there's only one way to express that love. We all know what it is. What is it? How do you express your love for the process of them?

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You do what those guys on YouTube do the guy with a big moustache. It's like this bit high. And you start singing God starts button that you do that, right?

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That one guy we we said we sometimes see them at our weddings and events. You know, he gets the mic and he starts busting out these lyrics and nobody knows what he's saying. All the Westin is you know what I'm talking about to Ray. I've been to so many of those, right. But that guy.

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That's obviously all jokes aside, that's obviously not the way if anything, could even be an insult of the Prophet Elissa was

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the way to show your love is do what?

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Follow Him, follow his instruct implement his teachings in your life. That's the way to love him.

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So what are Sula let's finish the say up. Why shall Allah

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then Allah says And fear Allah hatia Fear Allah, You know what Hashem is. So there are 11 words in the Quran to describe fear. Hashem is one of them.

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hatia is if I were standing here, and a lion showed up at that door, hushes this, I stop.

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And I slowly, slowly try to move out of the way. That's called hatia when you freeze and you can't move.

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who

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hold who has that? When they think about Allah, in this day and age, I'm not going to judge. I just want you to think about it.

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Who thinks of Allah like that? Like, before he clicks the website, he he freezes, he's like, no less semi Robo. See, I gotta stop.

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Just out of fear.

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Before he's about to swing a punch. Like, no, no, no, no.

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Before he's about to curse, no.

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Before he reacts, he just okay. So if you want a seminar in anger management, that word has to be in your seminar class, you just it's kind of like just chill, relax, don't do anything. So Allah says, this is the next ingredient that you have hatia And specifically solely for him. subhanho wa taala. Nobody should make that terrified more than when you think of Allah subhanaw taala. I believe I have. Okay, I have some of that there.

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You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to pause here because this part of the A is there's a lot to unpack here. Because what you're going to see is this word. See this word guys? Why tucked here Taqwa. How do you usually hear about tapah in the Quran? You hear the word telkwa or you hear Moto, Moto pin or moto P? Those are the common words. This is the only spot in the entire poor and that Allah use that form of the word Topo. Yet tuck he

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it's it's absolutely remarkable is the only area. The question is why?

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That's what I'm going to leave you with.

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That's my cliffhanger for this week. So you can go and think about them. And we will pick up from this a next week in sha Allah. Okay, so having said that, we will pause here for today Subhanak Allahumma we have DK Chateau La ilaha illa enter star Furukawa Tubu link for our students on line. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to reward you all and bless you all and keep you with us as we journey through this beautiful sutra and of course for my students

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that are present here today although I mean so just come along Hira will ask you to dry and you'll hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salam aleykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh