Musleh Khan – Understanding Surah Al Kahf Class #2

Musleh Khan
AI: Summary © The booklet for a yoga class is important for future practice and provides insight into the meaning of Surahs and their meaning in the Koran. The booklet emphasizes the importance of learning from the book and not just looking at disjointed writing. The speakers discuss the importance of avoiding confusion and praying with peace and relaxation. The segment emphasizes the importance of staying in a certain position and not giving up, as well as the importance of faith in Islam and avoiding fear. The segment also touches on the emotional toll of "naughty child" and the "monster" of "naughty child" in the cave. Finally, the segment discusses the importance of staying true to deeds and staying true to religion, as well as the use of "naughty," and "naughty," in English to describe emotions and actions. The segment also touches on the importance of avoiding false emotions and the "monster" of "naughty child" in
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lol hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah ally of Talos. Salah. Well, Manuela Mbarara. So welcome everyone. So that might equal Moroccan Atolla here about a cartoon.

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So I trusted all of you now have the booklet. Those of you that don't to keep in mind the booklet is online and by the way, it was uploaded last week. So it was one of those things where I guess, you know, once you figured out how to get access to it, yeah, it was actually uploaded there and available to all of you last week. So just keep that in mind for the future yoga.

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The entire booklet for this course is already done, it's available too. So those of you who don't have don't worry about it, okay, once next week, just have it Inshallah, do whatever you want, print it out, bring a computer, a tablet, whatever you want. It's all up to you.

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But you need to have this booklet because in this booklet, as you probably can tell, there are point form notes that are not up there.

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There all you will see is the surah and a translation nothing more.

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That's all you see up there.

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So your notes and what we're going to be discussing, you'll follow through is in that booklet inshallah. Okay, so those of you who don't have it, don't worry, I got you. Okay, we will. We will do today's lesson in a way you will be fine and then you can just attach your notes to the booklet once you have that. Okay.

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So last week we introduced you to tell KEF Why is Sudha telecare have important?

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What makes Sudha telegraphy unique from other sources?

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Everyone, even those who weren't here last week, you should have an idea. Well, what's what's special about Saudi telegraph connected to a special day of the week? What's that day? Okay, so what is the connection?

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You're not allowed to answer

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what's, what's the connection between Juma and solitary calf?

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Do we recite Surah three calf on

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Tomorrow day quick question when does joumana start when can you start reciting so till

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right now

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until when?

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Next day Maghrib time Okay perfect.

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Why do we recite so literally curve on Jumeirah? It is a protection first and foremost from what the gel which I said to you we'll have a whole session on later when that topic comes up. What's the second blessing of studying or at least reading Sudha till can have

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three days are added to have what's the blessing that you get

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from one Jumana to another what happens

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my minor or major sins are forgiven minor sins very important. Okay major sins is a separate topic, we will have an entire session of what a major sin is and what a minor sin is. Because quite honestly, I think most Muslims still don't know the difference, we will do that in detail. I promise you in sha Allah, once we're done, you will have a clearer understanding of what the difference are okay? So don't worry about that. But just for you to know at this point, it is a means to forgiving and erasing all of your minor sins from one genre to another. And some of them are limit based on another Hadith, they say that additional days are also added. So it's not just necessarily to that

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genre, it could be every single day of the entire week, okay, including Saturday, Sunday and so on.

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anything else that we're missing about the day of Joomla what happens to the first 10 verses of solitary KEF that we talked about that we mentioned it just briefly, we will have a deep detailed discussion but what did we say about the first 10 verses?

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Or the last 10 verses? Whoever memorizes it okay, what happens to them?

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The the you also get the protection of the journey. Now there are two Hadith regarding this one says the first 10 The other says the last 10. When we get to that we'll talk about the difference between the two and what is the most correct okay, then we started this surah Alhamdulillah Hill, the NS Allah Isla Abdullah Al Kitab. Well, Amina Charl Lahore. Hmm. So he said a couple of things quite a bit, actually. But that was just the intro. Somebody tells me in two or three sentences, what you learn from verse number one of suited to the calf, remember, we went through it in detail because this is the verse that sets the tone of the entire surah. And generally speaking, all sutras do

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that, if you want to have a good idea, what a surah is going to be addressing and focusing on 90% of the time, you will find the answer or at least some of it in the first area of that Surah So for example, sudut Al Baqarah Alif Lam mean?

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What does that mean?

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What does that mean? Mean? Those of you that studied sootel Baqarah with me?

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You better answer or else you're expelled.

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Okay, listen, when we say Alif Lam Meem pa ye seen meme all of these disjointed letters. We don't know the exact meaning of these disjointed letters, right? Does that mean we just zoom over and and go on to the next verse? When Allah gives us a verse, but doesn't give us its meaning?

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What is the lesson behind that?

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Alif Lam, Meem and disjointed letters is Allah reminding us, you are not going to know it all. You're not no matter how much you study the surah you will never truly understand it. Right? And you have several students that go on this. So my point here is don't just look at the disjointed letters and be like, Okay, we don't know what it is. Next day. No, that's an attitude. That's, you know, Allah helping us to get our attention and attitude in the right place. Like this sutra is jam packed, but there are elements of the sutra you're not going to get. You'll have to wait for that. Okay. Then, so it's a buckler says Delhi, Calcutta will already Buffy this book, there is no doubt

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in it. That sets the tone for the whole surah the entire Surah because the entire surah is focused on Dawa to non Muslims. It's focused on the altercation between Musa alayhis salaam and fit our own. It's got to its own code.

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See in it it's got some of the most powerful verses of the entire Koran in it. There's a lot to say here we call the a of black magic and possession whatever OMA to shale Tina and then when Yuki Sulaiman So verse number 108 It's got the ending of solitary Bukhara Have you heard Imam say lillahi Murthy sama were to warmer fuel audit room. All of these passages are all found in this one surah still Allah said healthcare. Elif Flamingo, remember that? You're not going to get it all. So alhamdulillah Hilah, the answer or the D?

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We said that it sets the tone of the surah How does it do that? You start off by the praise of Allah. Allah reminds us that this book is given to you in portions. So you will have to take it in dosages. You cannot get it all at once. Especially sutras like this one.

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Allah reminds us we are slaves. So Allah puts us in our place. Does it matter if you memorize with LKF? Does it matter if you know that Tafseer doesn't matter if you've studied it? You know nothing in the sight of Allah. Remember, you're just a slave and be reminded of that. So that's the deal key tab. But we we said last week when Allah calls us a slave, what is that to us? Is it like a bit of a insult or embarrassment? What is it?

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It's an honor.

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We're very proud to be slaves of Allah. That's the greatest honor for Allah to call us. Call us whatever you want. When human beings call each other slaves, that's a different issue. I abdicated keytab Well, let me let him when he when we started the in this book. There is no crookedness a wedge, there is no crookedness. There is no flaw, there is no mistake, it is 100% Perfect. If, you know when when students say things like well, I see a contradiction in the Quran. You got to know the contradiction is in you because you don't have complete knowledge of this book. It's a ledger so remember this word is this word will help you when you're having conversations about Islam with

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anybody yella, let's continue in number two EML Leon zero sentia Adidam mill dude whoever you beshear, meaning a Latina, Yama, Luna Solly, Hardy Anello edge or enhanced Santa Monica Athena, we'll come to that afterwards. Okay.

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So the one who remains upright Hi Yemma Have you heard this what a pain masala

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a pain will slow down to Zeca pa em means to stand upright like you know how we tell our kids sit up stray. That's called claim. What does that have to do with Salah

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high EMF, take a look in your notes to ensure that it remains that way.

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It's one thing to say to somebody sit up straight. It's another thing stay that way.

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opinion was salah, Allah says and Quran. What does that teach you now about prayer. Well does that remind you about how you pray? When Allah says he doesn't say pray he says a pain the same word from am a pain the salah what do you learn from that?

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You know when that cell phone starts ringing

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Ke Ke mo Salah means shut it off.

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Stop disturbing yourself and others because you that's not the most painless Salah literally means to remain straight, remain focused. And then also even the physical aspects of prayer. Make sure you record is done properly. Don't rush it. Right make sure you pray with a bit of Kena with a bit of peace and relaxation. Right don't pray, like the Prophet alayhi salatu salam described the prayer of the chicken that pecs its pecs its face to the ground when he eats so do not sort of process then says that the prayer of the chicken eating is not accepted. All like have you seen how chickens eat? Yeah, some people pray that way. So it's an imagery that Subhanallah like, makes a lot of sense,

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right? So let's put human

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Leone V Robertson Shalida

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so remain upright so that the book may warn you of an intense war. What is this war? Take a look. It keeps

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it's a social troubles surrounding war. We'll talk about that in a second and congratulate the believers tell you so.

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Leon zero center should either be essential data soon, is like

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what the setting mostly remember

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Sonia is the term used in a court and to describe something that's really awful and unfortunate. You know how we say to somebody?

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You know, I told you, but you still did it. And it's really unfortunate. Look how hurt you are. Look how, look how you hurt yourself. And I told you this was dangerous. That's called pepsin. When it's already happened, even after all the warning and all the knowledge, all the alarm bells, still the person walked still the person went forward, and did whatever it is that they did. That's called soon. So les says that you remain upright, so that you can walk about warn others about Betson Chedid and mineral dune that you can warn of an intense war. This war here is not a physical one. It's a social one. Okay, it's a social war. What does that mean? Many don't leave in the middle,

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don't home, but some shadiness middle, don't. It's, it's a loose way of teaching us. Our job as believers is when we're out there. And we're carrying this message of Islam, that even if you say nothing to nobody, the way you dress, the way that you act, your attitude, your etiquettes your mannerisms all represent the perfect, most civilized and sophisticated human being in existence. That's how Muslims should be.

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That's how Muslims should be. You know, when you go to like a store or restaurant, right? You you open the entrance door. And then you see like an elderly man, sort of walking behind, you're coming in the same restaurant.

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What's the instinct tells you to do at that moment?

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You hold the door open.

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And you don't do that? Because it's polite.

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because not everybody's polite.

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That's not so why do you do that? Why do you hold the door open?

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Because Have

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you said

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because of your Amen. Because if your faith in Allah, that's why you do. So if you shift the attitude that everything you do is because of Eman, then you know those days when you're in a bad mood. I'm not holding a door for nobody. All of that goes away. Even if you're in a bad mood, you'll hold the door open.

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That's what so what you learn from Clayman Leone's Robertson Shalida there is a physical aspect of faith as well. It's not just an internal spiritual thing, which unfortunately a lot of Muslims are restricted to the Restrict Eman to just a spiritual thing. Yeah, I just I just I love Allah. Okay. I don't see it though. You know, as Allah is the one that rewards me, I don't see you striving for it though.

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Good days, bad days. The believer always strives to be the best example in America and wherever they are, that's the only era that censure data.

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what your best shot on what meaning? So, everybody see this word here? See this word? Mill a dune. See this word right here?

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Remember this word? Okay. Let Don L A d U N led dune.

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Dune is

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it says here in your notes immediate access. Let Dune is a secret chamber. It's a secret vault. It's a secret compartment of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Rob bene Berliner. mil dune Kurama

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there's a verse ensuited. Earlier Imran or rob bene habila. Now Oh ALLAH.

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Give me or gift for me. Mila doon Kurama not just any mercy.

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Give me the special mercy you have in that special compartment somewhere.

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You know, Mercy is always two categories. Mercy that is generic for all of mankind.

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Then there is mercy.

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That's special. Only few people in this world will get it

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that's the mercy you want.

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That's called mill don't let don't is like a secret chamber. And the believers who are the best example of their Dino uphold that example. They will have access to this chamber. The alumna literally write textbooks what this what this chamber is all about. Right and some of them even say we will never see what's in this

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chamber until the Hereafter. This is a chamber that nobody access will have access to now, they're saying no, the believers will have access to it now, as well. They will see elements and blessings of this chamber in their own life. How will we'll talk about delay? It's not really related to our topic here. But perhaps we might discuss that a little bit later in sha Allah. Will you beshear meaning Lentini alunos saleha congratulations to the believers the ones who were doing righteous deeds and Allahu Akbar on has another they get they get an incredible reward that they are going to have a beautiful compensation so take a look at the bottom of your notes an intense war will happen

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you need to war and of time so some of the element they mentioned that this war that's being described here in this surah is some kind of end war between us and the gel that that will be like a war don't think of like World War One or battle of orchid or anything we're talking about a a war of holding on to your Islamic values holding on to your deen because when the gel is here, that is the number one only purpose that he has is to steer as many people as possible away from Allah.

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Let me ask you does it feel like sometimes a digital is here?

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Yeah, it feels like sometimes he is he's already here.

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Right? Because think about everything that we see we hear we know on social media at work school, everything that we're saying is all against anything to do with religion, let alone Islam and Allah Do you know what is one of the fastest religions now in the world?

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The religion of nuns, not n u n nuns. The religion of n o n e s.

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nuns. No religion at all. Yeah, researching go on Google type one of the fastest what is the fastest growing religion now on in the world?

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Young people. So yeah, so this new generation now

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are growing up. Even just questioning the need for religion as a whole. Why should I have a set of laws and ethics to follow that have been created by an entity I cannot talk to see or touch? Forget at all. Yeah, it's staggering.

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So when I say you know it is there is some truth that Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. But for the past, maybe 10 years now. This is our challenge. It's not even just convincing kids about Islam. It was just about convincing kids that you should follow a religion. That's scary. That's frightening. Pot human Leone, is something that like is needed now more than ever. Okay, next day.

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Okay, we should have more mula Dena Yama, Luna Solly had an electron

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center. Okay. Okay, we already talked about that. Let's go on and number three, they will remain in Jeddah forever. Mackey theosophy, well, you want to do to Lavina Carlota has Allahu Allah, and it came to warn those who said that Allah has taken a sudden so they will remain in Jana for forever. Mackey, Athena fee EBITDA, who's going to remain in Jenna forever?

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The people who were

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believers who did righteous deeds, but they had a special trade in them playing

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no matter how little they knew, they held on, they held on to it. I don't know if some of you were here for my hope by last week. Right. So that was my topic, right? It was really just to, like, encourage people to just whatever, you know, whatever little you know, that's what you have to hold on that you're in that is your deen, you have to hold on to and everything out there is the complete opposite. So it makes it even more difficult, especially for young people. Like their challenge is really unbelievable. In this day and age.

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Mackey Thien Fe EBITDA, you remain in jedna forever is is that the complete reward from Allah?

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Or is that a part of the rewards from Allah? That you remain in? Jennifer? Is that the end? No.

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Remember this, everything we know about to Jana and the rewards and blessings from Allah, they are all just appetizers from Allah.

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The full rewards the full

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things we don't know what they are. Because Allah says no zulum Minho folio Rahim. So the word that Allah uses to describe what awaits the believers in the hereafter he uses a word called noozle. Those of you that are writing Arabic known xar lamb, lucid news, so literally means like the most miniscule thing. So it's I translated in my brain just for the students to understand it's like the appetizers when you go to a restaurant you know how like they have some like bread or samosas or something. And when you bite into it, you say Masha Allah. This is what you call a samosa this is what you call an appetizer. So what does that do to your appetite? When it comes to the main course,

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you get excited, you're like, if this is the appetizer, I can't wait to see what the main course is gonna look like. Allah tells us everything that you know about Jana is just an appetizer.

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The real rewards agenda, we have no idea what they are. So that means that when a horse runs around underneath the shade of a tree, and it takes it 500 years to make one circle, that's an appetizer. All the dirt there is none in Gemina. All of the ground you walk on are saffron flowers, that's just appetizer.

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All of the bricks of Jannah are made out of gold and silver. The cement in between to hold these bricks together are is Musk perfume, all of that's appetizer. The believers will live in homes that are also made out of crystal. And it's as far as the eyes can see the width, how high and how wide. All of this just your appetizer. When you think of something you want to eat, you don't go and order it. It comes to you. Say if you want like a fruit of Jenna, the tree will bow down to you. And you will pick it and you will never get fooled. You can just eat you know young people always ask me like do that like burgers and fries. And Jenna what's the answer by the way?

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Jess, Jana has everything. She has Mala Iranian aura in it. There are things that I've never seen what a woman sent me out and the things that the IRS never heard what a hopper I'll be by shot in it. There are things that the heart can't even comprehend.

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Agenda. All of that

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is just your appetizer. Like when you actually settle in jet none your sit down and you're like, there's my mom that passed away. During during my lifetime. It was come then you can go and visit all of your neighbors and your friends. All scholars all of us have as you see I showed up the Allahu Anhu in your legs. I'm like my Aisha I read your whole life. That's how I got here because you inspired me. Then when you speak it I had an Abu Bakar walks down there Omar sitting under a tree and in the middle of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. All of that's an appetizer.

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So what is the main? What is the real reward of Jannah? In sha Allah when we get there, we'll see. Yeah, in sha Allah right.

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So Macky thena fie Budda maketh meqasa means to remain somewhere in anticipation for something. So this word here that you see,

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you can highlight it or you can just put, so this here literally means they will remain. So if you want to highlight this Parsh portion of the verse, They will remain meaning that in anticipation

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Okay, so there's some excitement and they never get bored, while you're in Vera Latina call to talk of Allahu Allah.

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So, they also warn those who said that Allah has taken a son, obviously we know that this is talking about a religion that associated with Allah. So some of the worst things that happen in this world have something to do or is connected with what the Christians did, whatever that is. So part of why the digital cons and part of why the believers God agenda and God agenda forever is somehow it's connected to what this group or this religion had done, or they were involved with. And it seems like the verses alluding to it's the fact that they associated a son with Allah, they associated other than Allah with Allah right, which is the greatest Worst Mistakes in in that will ever exist

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in this world. Nothing will surpass the right. And we will have also like some detailed conversations about sharing, and you know about this whole idea of associating with Allah what that means. A lot of Muslims think it's just idols and figures that we associate with Allah. Can you also commit shelduck

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without ever bowing down?

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to an idle or to across, can you also do that? How, how can you also associate with ALLAH fall into the same area without never prostrating or bowing down to an item or object or idle or anything of that nature? How does that work?

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So you see, this conversation is really important. You have to have the right so there's an internal shift as well. So some people will be like,

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I'll die if I don't if something happens to my children. Like if it's one thing if you just say that, and it's a whole nother ballgame, if you actually mean it.

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Right, because

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those children were given to you by Allah.

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And Allah can decide to take them away. You should never mix the two. Allah always comes first. This is an error by the way. I mean, a nasty may tell him into Nila here and then your Bona homecare ambulance with Rebekah. There are people that they will take the ones whom they love, and love them more than they love Allah. clear cut verse. They will love them more than they love Allah. I'm not saying that if you know if something happens to one of our children, you should just like accept it. No, we're humans that will be some of the most painful experiences will ever go through right if that happens to any of us, right? But the point here is that should never cross over to the

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relationship the love that you have with Allah subhanaw taala so this is a lot deeper than what it appears on the screen. So when we get to a little more detailed discussion, it will be more in the middle of the screen shot low. Okay. Mariela Hornby mad I won't be here I mean it'll meanwhile the him keyboard Kelly Martin Takauji Amina for him el Kowloon. Illa katiba

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A number four, and number five, sorry.

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They have no idea of all what whatsoever, they have no idea about it whatsoever. Nor was this kind of knowledge in any possession of their ancestry, how huge the word that comes out of their mouth is nothing more than a lie. So what's the word that's coming out of their mouth? Who's they by the way? Who are we referring to here? The previous right to Christians, right? Previous. So Allah is literally saying that first and foremost, they have no idea what they're saying like this is just impossible, right to associate anything with Allah. The second thing is the actual word in which they say which is that just said the word here doesn't mean an actual one word. word in Arabic also

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means the phrase, you can also mean a sentence, right? So the sentence or the phrase here is that Allah has a sudden weather Yeah, there'll be let right? So that is what Allah is highlighting here. And Allah says that it is a huge Kaeleen it's, it's enormous in the sight of Allah for anybody to claim or say that, by the way, some of the rules that say, this area, also

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is a proof that just saying the words like, if you're having a conversation, and you say that Allah has a son, that just just saying it alone, you fall into this, like, be careful. You don't even get to say it just like that you have to have some reason to even utter those words. So the point here is that if you're teaching a class, that's totally fine, if you're having a conversation about theology, or Allah or anything, that's totally fine. But if you're just randomly saying, you know, I'm a god worshipping Allah, You know what worshiping Allah has this and just casually no purpose, no reason. Watch out because you can fall into this a iapo, Luna Illa category. It's a huge, huge,

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dishonest lie.

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I'll tell you that in when I used to like when I wrote this course, I even found an opinion that some scholars held well, like way in the past, one of the classical scholars said that if you just said this phrase that Allah had a son, you need to renew your Shahada. That's how serious they were just uttering the phrase saying it. You don't even your heart is nowhere attached to that. You just said you have to just renew your showerhead, just to clear that out. Like Subhanallah so this is serious stuff. Okay.

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It's setting the tone guys for the first story, it's going to come up here okay.

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Then there is no possibility that maybe you're going to kill out of grief if they don't come to believe in the speech. Okay, Fela Aloka, Berkeley on NAFSA, Kerala, the hem Ilam. You may know behind the Hadith the assefa. So, Luca, this word here means maybe perhaps there is a possibility

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use this word right here, maybe there, there's a possibility. Belly on Bel Air, this word here means to agitate someone else with anger.

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Okay to agitate somebody else and get them angry. So what you're learning about this word here is that Allah is saying that perhaps there's a possibility that you're going to kill out of grief. The Killing here is not a physical thing, that perhaps maybe with just your words, with just your anger and your rage, you will emotionally kill someone. So, an example of this is that, you know, this kind of killing the emotional can with words,

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is something that can agitate somebody to do something wrong, whether they take their own life or your life or, or the lives of people around them. You know, when some, when some people get really upset, they get really angry, whether it's so in context, here, it's talking about people who see others worshiping other than a lot, they might get really angry. They might utter some really awful things. And they might cause themselves and those people to start fighting and killing each other. That's what this AI is saying. So what Allah is teaching us is, be careful not to do that don't allow your emotions to get to a point where even emotionally you're killing others. We are not

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allowed to insult any other religion.

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There's an explicit verse in the Quran, while at the sub were lazy in their own Amin Dooney la festa Bula. I do want to build at historical NRM. Allah tells us straight don't ever swear to people who worship other than Allah, don't curse at them. Don't insult them. Why?

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Why can't you do that

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what there's a good chance that they'll do what to Islam.

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And Allah, there's a good chance that Lua

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in salt, your religion and in salt Allah,

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which means Allah is paying attention

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to what you are me can potentially set up

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because of our emotion, we can control our anger or rage. So that emotion that rage could set up a problem where things will be said or done, that Allah says, Now there might do that, to retaliate, and to get back at you. But the fact that those words are being said and uttered is enough, enough in and of itself as blasphemy blasphemy with Allah subhanaw taala. Like, that's a huge problem with Allah. So what are we learning here?

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What are you learning about this? Again,

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like, anything in terms of association with Allah don't talk about it, unless you there's a purpose and streaming data while you're educating that sort of thing. And secondly, if when you see others doing things that are on Islamic, keep your emotions out of it. Because if you don't, you will lose control. Back there is also like the kind of emotion that causes you to lose control. At some point, you'll agitate somebody to the point where you can't stop them anymore, yep.

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Yeah, so let's put this in general, right? What if you're the one being provoked.

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You're the one that's being attacked, you're the one that's being targeted?

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Whether it's at a global scale,

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or even just, you know, within our communities, within your workplace, within their classrooms, that you're constantly being bombarded and attacked for your faith. What do you do in that situation? Okay, this area is not speaking, the area's reversing the table, it's turning it the other way

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that you end up seeing and you provoke.

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So you decide to express our illustrates some form of hatred, with insult with threats and so on. That is unacceptable. But let's see if the tables are turned the other end, you're being pro How do you respond to them? So, I mean, that's a very long answer, right? It's a very complex question. Right? We are told in other parts of the Quran, to protect yourself and to respond to try to deescalate to try to respond as civilized as you can.

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as peaceful as you can, most of them should always and forever, try to avoid confrontation as best as possible. But sometimes things do get serious. Sometimes people are, I mean, people are out there at times to physically harm you, they might follow you, they might stalk you, they might do things to you, right. So in cases like that, you certainly are allowed to the best of your ability to at least protect yourself and get the authorities and do the necessary things you need to do to ensure that protection. Now it's happening on a global scale. That's a whole complex problem. When you look at other countries like India and Palestine and all of these other countries that are constantly

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being persecuted. There's a lot of like, political imbalance.

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You know, it's just, it's just very complex. Right? I, without a doubt,

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it's, it's certainly something that I hope, and I pray

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that leaders around the world, particularly in Muslim countries, can get their act together, right, and do what is best for their people and to protect other brothers and sisters across the globe. We are living close towards the end of times, the Prophet alayhi salatu, Salam did tell us that those who are in leadership, their purpose to protect the Muslims, that will be the last concern, and that they will cling on and hold on to everyone else, except the believers. So literally, the believers will be left homeless and abandoned and hopeless, no strength, nothing, no stability, no security, they will literally be abandoned. When that time comes, no, that the hour is near. Allah knows best,

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but kind of feel like we were there to an extent. I can't say for sure nobody can. Because remember, 500 years, somebody, somewhere would have said the same thing, then, you know, we're getting close to the end times we look at our leaders what they're doing those, so you can see for sure, but certainly,

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it is definitely some of those major signs are definitely there. a loved one was Stan, you know, May Allah help us on all of them. Okay,

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in Nigeria, and

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actually just couple more points here.

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So Allah subhanho wa taala, one of the things that we learn here is that Allah subhanaw taala sees the consequence of the Christian faith, and what they leave behind. So the whole idea of the Trinity and that God has a son and so on. So that's one point that we're learning from this. And the second thing is is globalized. Materialism globalized materialism. In other words, take now and enjoy now and think about the consequences later. Just turn on the TV, watch what you want, think about the consequences later. Just buy whatever you know, impulsively you want to buy and whatever you feel and think about the consequences later, the effects of that later. Just now now now now now.

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So also in this alludes to the idea of authority Ilam you meet will be handled Hadith eSFR the agree if they don't come to believe in the speech, in other words, they'll end up doing this.

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If they don't get their act together and come back to the Quran, come back to Allah's message. So you see how that works. They end up falling into materialism. In this will they get attached to stuff and there will come a time SFR here guys see this word here? That stuff means like they will be in a state of remorse regret sad, it is sadness, grief.

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Like, they'll just regret it. And it will be too late.

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So this word here, like this is a gradual thing. You know how some people they say it's just one one curse word. I said, Who cares? A cola is gonna like punish me for one curse word.

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That's the problem. Because if you trivialize the minor things,

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what does that lead to? It eventually leads to a habit. And once something becomes habitual, it's almost impossible to stop it and then it leads to major issues.

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All right. Everybody has a story like that, where when they did something wrong, they can connect it to like, yeah, it was just one moment when I heard this thing, or I went through this experience or I saw this one thing, and it triggered from there. So that that's called a thorough in Maclaurin. It's things that happen in baby steps, but if they're not stopped, they end up being huge permanent steps in your life right.

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Okay, next verse number seven, in that John, order the Xena tell her Lena Baloo home. Are you home?

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San Juan Mata

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I like this a we no doubt have made whatever is on earth as a means of beautifying it. All of this to test them which of them is better in terms of work in Jana island.

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So, Xena Xena is one of the words in the Koran to describe this world. What does Xena mean? Students

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means beautiful, it means like a like a beautiful decoration. So you like if you step out of this masjid and you look at the building and you see the colors and the paint and so on. You can say that you know, the Xena of IoT is beautiful. Xena is also like it linguistic It can also refer to somebody's face somebody who is exceptionally handsome or a woman is exceptionally beautiful. When you describe their face or where that beauty is you say that's the Zener of that person is their face. It's their it's their attitude, it's their a hub. So Xena is always something that is beautiful. Look what Allah says We made this world on whatever is on earth as a means of beautifying

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it all. Allah made everything in his world beautiful.

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What do you learn from that? By the way?

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When Allah tells you this earth is beautiful, what does that mean to you?

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So we've established like not to get attached and so on. But

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what do we know about like what do we learn from that?

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Okay, so put aside the hereafter for a second just focus on this world. This this aim, remind us that Earth is beautiful.

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Is it beautiful? The mountains, the ocean, scenery? The animals?

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Isn't it a beautiful place? Of course it is.

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See what I mean when I say to you,

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there are n attacks here first, before your actions it gets into your attitude.

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So many Muslims when you ask them about this world

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eight out of 10 times is world is just such a cursed place to be they exist all the pessimistic awful things about this world so much fitna so much killing Yeah, it is a lot of that. But what about for the believer?

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It's a beautiful place.

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You're not told anywhere in Islam to live miserably just because you happen to be here. You know, a famous scientist in the United States said something really interesting. You know, when all those little guys are trying to fertilize, okay, when a child was born, right or trial is about to be created. Let's put it that way. Right. So all these little guys, the sperm cells are now trying to get to were trying to get to this egg. So they cannot be late and fertilize and then a child is created. How many sperm cells are going millions upon millions, right?

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How much is needed for one child to be created?

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Think about this now.

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All those cells

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didn't get the chance to be born and live. Except you and me.

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Out of the millions of potential sperm cells that could have been born and alive and walk this earth. One was chosen by Allah.

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Tell me how it feels then to be alive.

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Think about how fortunate you are to be here now. Millions. No chance they're dead. They didn't even get a chance to live. They just died. They know they will never exist. You were chosen by Allah. I was chosen by Allah. Out of millions of potential candidates. You got it. So the next time you see an AI that talks about Allah creating you Oberoi Jimin? LML por en what's the next day halacha Insan. Allah created all of it when you hear verses like that. Just think of this example that during fertilization of leches this one out of these millions, just one and you happen to be that person. So that is enough of a reason to just single handedly learn and I'm here. Allah saw in you

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and me something that was worthy for us to be born and put on this earth.

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That's one of the toughest things to teach Muslims. Like as an instructor, one of the toughest things for me, is for me to instill in other Muslims. The value of just being here. And it's not their fault. It's not because they're just not listening. No, it's because of the world and everything in it consumes you very quickly the problems distress, the expectations, all of that it consumes you, and you forget you,

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you that person in you that dies long time ago. And to reignite that reignite that and put some value to that, again, is really challenging. Right. So in John nitrile, all the Xena Tila, so the point of this verse is, despite that there are lots of terrible things, it is a beautiful place that you are fortunate to be here and you should appreciate that. Lina, below home, are you home x and one Allah? How does being on earth and making it beautiful? How is that a test?

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Now people say it's a test for you to be here.

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He's always testing us. That's why we're here. How?

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So the test is that let's see if you get attached or not. Okay. Yeah, that's one. Anything else?

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So let's say you never get attached to this world, you always are focused. What does that translate to you in your life and your relationship with Allah? How does that look?

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You all know the answer. By the way, it's just about organizing our thoughts here. You all know this answer.

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The test is, despite how beautiful this world is,

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that you don't get attached to it.

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And that process of never being attached to it. That process is your righteous deeds.

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As long as you are doing the right thing, you will never be attached to this world.

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As long as you are doing a righteous deed, this world will never ever get attached to you and you won't get attached to it. It can't happen. Tell me what you think about that statement.

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You're praying to wearing your job you're watching halal and haram, you're careful which is which you read the ingredients of everything you buy, make sure there's no pork, there's Oh cow, you're careful.

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Doesn't that

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affect your attachment to this world? Like? Do you develop a perspective of living here?

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You understand by doing that?

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Everything is temporary.

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Everything will disappear.

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All of us have loved ones who have died.

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All right. All of us know people who were once here just like you and us and they're gone.

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And to keep it that way of life. righteous deeds is what does that. So the test is can you live here with all this beauty and still do what you're expected to do? That's the test. Lots of Muslims don't know that. Because they think that the test is okay. Like, you know, if if I if something attracts me or calls me that I say no, that I pass the test. No, it's Lena Balu.

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You whom X and Y like it clearly says which one is going to do better in terms of action and work like whoo, who's going to do it? Last point, then we go on.

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Allah says nice anomala

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axon is which one is going to do this better? Not to exa not how many good deeds you do.

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Quality over quantity. That's what matters here. Quality over quantity, another Surah Surah. Telemark Allah the Holika moto Well, higher Talia Balu ACOEM was a Yukon X axonal not Axolotl. Let's set it again. I gave you life I gave you death. So I could test you to see which one of you are going to do the best in terms of quality. You know,

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lots of Muslims will never wake up for 200.

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Well, we all know how important it is right? A lot of Muslims won't do it. It's not because they don't want to. It's just it's hard.

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It's hard, like especially you gotta

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Little work and school, it's tough. So they'll never be able to like really do that the way that they want. So, knowing that Allah focuses more on quality, what does that do for that Muslim Now that can never wake up for tahajjud the way they want? How do they feel when they read that verse now?

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They feel just as good as the person waking up for 200 every night.

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Right? You see, you see what Koran does, like it never leaves you behind, the one who's barely hanging on, and the one who's like the best of the best. You're both on the exact same lane going towards the exact same thing. Allah has not forgotten about you. And that's really important for a lot of us who come from countries and backgrounds you have you come from an upbringing where you didn't know much. Maybe some of your parents back home, or before they passed and so on. They probably their whole Islam was just going to a masjid and praying. That's their

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that's that was their whole life. They were taught grow a beard, so they grew a beard. They were taught to wear white because that's the Sunnah so they wore white they were taught to go for a job or study went for a job and it never went beyond the that's all they knew. Are those people that are just somehow be like put in a small room somewhere in January like yeah, that's all you had. Okay, you get this closet.

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unlock cares about the quality

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and there's a saying that scholars have quality leads to quantity. Like when something becomes so spiritually delicious. If you want more your appetite starts to grow. And Allah just blesses your time then. Okay.

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Let's continue any questions so far before we continue?

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What in the ledger Are you Luna Marilee Hill star Eden jarusa. So, verse number eight and we are going to transform what is on this earth covered in layers and dust and dead. So this earth will crumble into dust. Judaism means

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this word here means cut from all life. Life will literally be cut off. Nothing will grow Earth is done.

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Okay, this is just the intro. Look, we only did eight verses. It feels like yarmulke yet McCain. It's here. Now the earth is gone. There's no life. Everything's done. And we're only eight verses in.

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This sutra is heavy.

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All right, it's really really heavy.

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There's very powerful images and very powerful language in every area. eight verses and we're already talking about the whole world will be done. Everything will turn into dust, everything will come crumble. This will all disappear.

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Um, has given to us herbal water, Hakim Kern or min Tina.

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First story, guys. So there are four sections of soda telegraph. Here's section number one. Okay. It begins here did you actually realize I'm an estimator? How strange and unique that the people have a cat if the cave they themselves were from our miraculous signs. Okay.

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Oh, rock team, this word here.

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Rock team means to carve.

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Rock a means to carp. So Allah carved their legacy for centuries for years and years and centuries afterwards to come and appreciate and learn and study, which is what we're doing right now. Okay, what we're doing right now. So who are these people?

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At number 10. So those of you please highlight at a number nine. Okay, this is the first so Story number on put in bold letters. So you know where this begins. Right? It's a story you want number one.

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It is about a group of young men. It wouldn't fit here too. Ill care if the young men turned for protection

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in the cave. First point of lesson here is what Yun fit here. fatten is the word that is used to describe Prophets and Messengers when they're young. Okay, so Ibrahim alayhis salam was called Fattah as well Musa really so muzeum feta, the person who came with Musa alayhis salam on the boat, right, and they kind of sailed together who was kind of like most Saturday's slums in turn, that young man who eventually became the next Prophet after Musa alayhis Hamza that comes at the end of solitary calf, but he's also referred as fatten. What's the difference? fatten when you're used to describe young people are young people who are on the

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straight path and doing the right thing. So fat 10 is a special word.

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Okay? And it's not just given to any young person. So the point here is that immediately because of this word, these young, these are young people. We don't know exactly how old they are, but it doesn't matter. Fat 10 is used to describe anybody who is under 33 years old. Okay. So, does everybody know what a young person is defined in Islam? What age is that?

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So under 33 years old, you're considered young. So I apologize for all of us who have gone above and beyond that, but I'm in that category too. Yeah, we're, we're getting we're getting there, right selling it as a right. So 30 to 33. Around that bracket. And below is considered a fat 10 Or a shot been Shaban has also worked for young people. It's more Generico, right? So the 152 El Cap, by the way, I mean, Arabic is so powerful, like as I'm watching it, it's coming to my mind. See this word here guys is let me see that

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too. Two letters if

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every time you see an A A that starts like this is what is called a local man who literally write the whole story of Luqman alayhis salaam to his son starts out with if you see this word here, don't to forget it. You can circle this or you can just write it if you don't have the Arabic there, just write it is a word to describe the perfect moment for this to happen. It's the right time and it's the right place. That's if so this situation that's happening. Allah had meticulously calculated that this is going to be the perfect time for what is about to unfold. Look, man Alehissalaam when he advises his son, we didn't get his son off guard and he's like, okay, when he comes home today,

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then I'm gonna when we're sitting for dinner done, I'm gonna get him started vice no. Look, man, either. He's Salem thought about the right day and time that he would have that conversation with his son

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wasn't like his son was like playing basketball outside but like yes, sudden fear Allah don't commit Shut up. Okay? No.

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Unfortunate, unfortunately, lots of parents do that when they deal with their kids. Like when their kids are like with their friends. I kid it all the time, by the way. Like sometimes I be parents who bring their kids. So that radical Sharecare high on the ladder. This is my daughter, and you know, this is Fatima. Can you please just give her some advice? She's got a boyfriend right now. And she doesn't listen to anybody.

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Because like, right in, like in after Joomla or something, you know? And like, yeah, May Allah guide him, you know, they're going, they're going all the way towards the wrong path. And so how I mean is my son, he's more slim. But he just had his first marriage. Before he came for gelato. Can you tell him something? Since this happens to me at restaurants? Like I'll go to a restaurant sitting there enjoying my burger, Santa Monica. Che How are you trying to get a selfie? Hello, this is my family here. La ilaha illa. Allah, this is my son, please can I have? Sometimes they invite their kids to sit with me and just advise them?

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Oh, look at what he's done. Terrible child.

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You need two letters is it has to be painted on your in your wall in your house, see, see that? There's a right time and place for everything. By the way, when that happens to me. I don't I don't entertain that. I just think

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you want to have this conversation? We got to do it another time? No, no. And you can see the daughter and son like the embarrassment?

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How is that a plus? Like, how's that like helpful?

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The emotional distress and embarrassment and what that the toll that that could take on that child? You know, sometimes those moments when kids are put on the spot like that can be emotionally painful, and it can be permanent. They will never forget it for the rest of their life. That moment. Seek to be really careful when you went when anybody puts their children or anybody else for that matter on the spot, just because they have good intentions. No, the intention also has good actions attached to it. Right. So you have to be wise is our fixture. So these young men turned for protection to some cave. Does anybody have any idea about the story? We have about two minutes left?

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Okay. Does anybody have an idea? Let's at least introduce the story right? So these young group of men here, right now

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They somehow got together and they were enjoying their time they were chilling, they were relaxing and doing their thing. And there was a leader at that time that enforced a another religion upon their people. They enforced it and anybody who didn't follow that way, they were executed immediately. So these group of young men somehow were able to get away from that and find themselves in some sort of cave, and they hid there for some time. That's when the miracle started.

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What was the miracle? They decided to just relax, take a nap.

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And it turned out that hundreds and hundreds of years went by and then they woke up.

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So that's what at least some context of why they're in this cave and how they got there. Okay, there's some more details, but that's where we will pick up from inshallah next week. Okay. I have to get to another city right now before sada so we're going to pause here though it's a good time inshallah and it's a good place to to wrap again once again for those of you who don't have the booklet just make sure you get that you have access to it for next weekend shot local Subhanak Aloha mobile home did you should have learned to stop to go to the lake, and I will see you all next week was to Lamar aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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