Musleh Khan – Understanding Surah Al Kahf Class #3

Musleh Khan
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of pursuing a path beyond pleasure and using hamsters to avoid confusion. They stress the need for perception, learning, and affirmation of one's belief in Allah to see how it can be trusted. The conversation also touches on the historical significance of "shit talk" and its use to avoid confusion and exaggeration. They stress the importance of privacy and caring for animals, particularly dogs, and mention the historical significance of the topic.
AI: Transcript ©
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Lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Allah He offered us Salah woman wala M Baron. So before we begin, if you ever need to get in touch with me, just email me please. Alright. Don't don't use any other outlet. Apparently somebody told me there's a lot of emails that are listed online for me on different websites on different directories for Muslim leaders in Canada. And apparently I have some, believe it or not, I have some Yahoo accounts. I mean, we prayed Janessa over Yahoo quite a long time ago, right? So I have it

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Yeah, email somehow sitting online there but my my email that you can always reach me at is listed on IITs website. Alright, it's the email. So I have other emails as well. Other Gmail email accounts, if you have those, those are fine as well. Yeah. Yeah, it's so it's just my name. It's so it's m USLE, H dot k h a n. So

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mostly con [email protected].

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Yeah, just email me there. Instead, don't try to text me or message me in comments or anything like that online or on social media. To be quite honest with you, you rarely rarely go on social media. And I haven't been very consistent with that for a couple of years. Now. The occasional time that I pop in is when I just do a live on something that's on my mind. And really, that's it. I am hoping in sha Allah very soon to completely retire from social media for good. So in sha Allah, I will be completely out of it. 100% Okay, everything Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, all of it, I hope to be officially away from it.

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He's gonna get tired of it, man. There's a lot, there's a lot of

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there's a lot of stuff that goes on, and a lot of attention that I just don't need, and it kind of steers, steers me away from other things that I want to do. There are other projects that have started over the years that I could never finish. So I really want to like concentrate on things that are just simply more important. The trauma online, I just, I don't know, man, I guess it's, it's one of those signs when you reach a certain age.

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It's just like, I don't, I don't want to deal with this anymore. So there's quite a few speakers that you know, who have done that. They don't actually post on their pages anymore. They have students that do that. And for those of you that probably you don't know, I don't post nothing on my pages, they're all stood up. Actually, it's my student from Calgary, that runs all of my pages. It's nobody even here. So just to kind of give you an idea where those things in terms of prior priority is in our lives, we just really don't pay much attention to them. Okay.

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Let's get right to it. So we are at, I know that we started verse number 10. And we talked a little bit about those who were these young men that were in a cave, let's go back and retract very briefly why this all happened. You know, it is said in some tough series, when you read on the Surah, it will say that somehow this incident took place, roughly after the time that the Prophet salallahu Salam died, or at least was lifted and raised and awaiting his return Bismillah. Right. So once he left this world, somehow this incident started to begin where there was a campaign to basically find anybody who believed in the message of Isa alayhis, salam, so in the Oneness of Allah. So the

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original Christianity for what it is and what it stood for anybody who was out there that still

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adhere towards that faith, there was a campaign to seek out and find these people, and try to convert them to another religion, some tafsir said it was the Jews at that time that just started this campaign and basically capture anybody that didn't follow their fate that to have them convert over. And if they didn't, they were immediately executed, except the young people. So young people, what were they were given. So the young people when they were captured, this group of young men were part of that group that was captured or captured, they were brought in front of a judge. And the judge basically said, Well, look, because you guys are young, we are going to give you a couple of

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weeks to decide which side of the coin you're going to be on. If you're going to leave your faith and come to ours, then there won't be no penalty. But if you're going to stay and worship this one creator of yours, then you're going to be sentenced to death. So they're basically it's what we call today when you're led out on bail, and you have certain conditions to follow. So they kind of were they were led out on bail. And basically a couple of weeks before they had to come back to trial. And pretty much, you know, say and explain their decision to the judge. So during that period, this group of young men didn't really know what to do. Okay, so they went, they found this cave, they

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went inside and they literally just hit, right, like what any young person would probably do, I guess, especially during that time. So that's how this whole scenario starts. And we're in that

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ledger, Luna Mara de has studied and Judo Judo is an estimator and os haberl capsule, verse number nine here the bottom, did you actually realize how strange and unique the people of the cave they themselves were from our miraculous signs. So we looked at on verse number nine, the word rock team, it literally means to carve. And this particular moment in history will remain until the end of time. And that's why the word rock team has used it, you see in your notes, a number 10, it will fit here, we did mention that this particular verse, verse number 10, the young men what kind of young men here they are called fit here. And fit here is usually referring to young people that are really

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attached to materialism and life, they can't let go of the world. Everything that makes sense to them is what they see what they enjoy the lust of the desire, everything that the world throws at them. That's called fit. Yeah, fit is the kind of young person that really gets involved and attached. And for the most part, they tend to lose themselves along the way. So there's a lot of, quote unquote, fit here amongst us, right. So Allah says, that is I will fit here.

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So our means that they went to an area, these young men, and they went to seek protection. So now you understand what fit here is. And this is one of many reasons that you will see in the Surah why we titled this surah, the central team is materialism, it's always going to connect us back to when you don't have a lot and you don't have religion in your life, this is always going to be the consequence, the world becomes your religion. And life becomes your true life, you have nothing else above and beyond that, to look out and to seek and to strive for. And quite honestly, for the most part, we live in those times. We live in those times that where if you look at some of the major

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religions in the world, they're all built on connecting and finding peace, tranquility and happiness while you're here in this world, and you're still alive. And this concept of a hereafter is almost something that's archaic. It's old fashioned, nobody really talks about it. Nobody really cares about it. It's a figment of the imagination. Yes, go ahead.

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So this is what I was gonna say. And it's going to be used in that way as well. Okay. So right now, in this surah, it's a really mad they say that, because it's used on both ends. So it could be also related to somebody who is righteous and focused.

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How fit here is used in that way, is describing somebody who is left off the dunya. So they broke that attachment to an extent. So their journey back to Allah started with this attachment to the world. So you see how the two definitions can now be fused together. So once upon a time, and I think that it's safe to assume that probably most of us had a fit to life at one point.

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Right, we all had a fit to life at one point where we were just enjoying life, we were enjoying friends, we were doing our thing, and religion and Islam and praying and waking up for Fudger and all of that stuff that was like, long beyond our imagination. We're not thinking about any of that. And and somehow your journey, you went from that fit yet to the fit you are now or somebody who left off or does not prioritize and put the dunya above anything else. The after the after life, this striving for less pleasure, Allah's acceptance, all of those things are your priority. But your journey started from that fear to the future you've become to this. So that's why the term is kind

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of carried on and is used to describe the same individual just because of their starting point. Okay, so in this context here, it's their starting point, their starting point right now is that, you know, these are young men, they don't really know much, but one thing they do know this is part of the Maria miraculous nature of the story. White's mentioned here, there is a miraculous part to this whole story, and it's going to start to show now. So if I will fit here, these young men turn for protection in the cave. Our Master grant is look what they started to do. You have a bunch of young men, young teenagers, perhaps they're alone.

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Most of the time, they're not talking about Allah. They're not talking about who memorized what color and today, their conversations are usually what

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Everything else other than religion and Islam. Okay, it's everything else. So you see how, by the usage of the word fit here, and some of the things that we've been talking about when the sutra began, it's all been connected to the worldly life to materialism, to being attached to this world. So somehow, by Allah's Will, when these young men were in this cave for call robbing, Tina, middle, don't care, liquidated.

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They said our master grants or something, especially from yourself, a mercy. So we talked about lagoon, what did we say that lagoon was? So you see in your notes, they're young guys hanging out. They usually talk about sports, trash, talk jokes, that sort of thing. They're always children, they're not necessarily in a bad per se right.

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Now this happened after Easter left they sought protection from the Jews few of the true believers of incense. So these were apparently from amongst them, they were trialed and placed on bail, they kept on record and monitored, and if they don't change them, they will be executed. So they find this cave and they start to hide. So, all in this area in a number 10. What I want you to really take from this A is the door I know that they make my question to you is this how, why did they start making this door? They start asking and they start calling upon Robin, they said at Tina give us middle of June, late June, this word here students right here, this word here, especially from

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yourself, if you highlight or underline yourself, that's the word let dune L A d U N Okay. So, you can highlight or underline the word yourself and right above it somewhere let Don L A d u n you guys see that in your notes as well okay. So, when you see them, let Duden means a special compartment or storage of Allah subhanaw taala that not every single person will have access to a very few selected special people amongst us amongst this world will have access to that. One of the things that you have access to is that there is a level of Mercy. Mercy is of two kinds. You have mercy that is generic that is given to all of mankind. Then there is a mercy that is exclusive and it is special

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only for specific believers. That's why in another Surah we mentioned last week there is an A and suited earlier Milan or a banner hub Milena Mila doon Cara, in Antigua herb, one of the doors that a believer should make and must make so all of us here one of the doors you should be making. And it should be regular, is you ask Allah Oh Allah, not just blessed me of your mercy. But bless me, bless me from Mila don't count off from the special mercy, the one that you give to the very few. Now here's the thing, what's the difference between the mercy that is generic and this special mercy. Some of them mentioned this, okay? And they say it's the kind of mercy that

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it's a level of focus and strength that you cannot learn from anything or anyone, you just have it in you. And that comes with the following. You get access to this lagoon of Allah, this chamber of Allah is a more devoted you are to the to the deen to Islam. The more Islamic things you do and implement in your life, the more access you have to this chamber. Now someone might ask, Well, why do I need it? I'm doing pretty good with this generic mercy from Allah. Why do I need that? Well, there's several answers to that. And one of them is that you don't know what your tomorrow would look like. You don't know what has a lot of Allah has in store for you. You know how you meet some

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people right? And maybe some of you probably go through this you know, how you go through like an experienced like a tragedy.

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And once you get over that tragedy, as soon as you get over that tragedy, another one happens. And as soon as you like you're going through that second tragedy, whatever it is, then two other problems and tragedy start, you know, crumbling over on top of that. And then you might reach to this point where like, oh my god Subhanallah look at my life. Look what's happening. Look how much I have to cope with. Look what how much I have

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I have to deal with from every corner, my kids are being one issue, my husband or wife is doing another thing that my life is going down, I just lost my job. And now this somebody passes away and you start listing it, lagoon cow Rama is, after going through all of that, there's only a few people that can still see hamdulillah

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there's only a few.

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There's only a few people that can still go to bed at night. And with Alhamdulillah. Despite going through all of that, that's when you know, you have access to lagoon kelurahan. It's like, it's like an area, and it's a level of strength and devotion that nothing no matter what's being thrown at, you can tear it apart or disruptive. Yep.

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Yeah, absolutely. For some people, it's theirs. It's could be the start of their journey, their starting point, they're literally being introduced to Allah to Islam. They're just starting. And they start up on that, that high if you'd like. And so that's why the elements say you don't know exactly when and how this happens. We don't have a lot of detail of exactly when and how. But they say that the believer knows when he or she can has that or feels that, you know, there's another similar word to describe the gut feeling of a believer, you know, when you just know, what is the right thing to do or say, in any situation. Now, like, sometimes your children will be like, I don't

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know what to do here. And you're just like, trust me, don't. And they're like, why?

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Just trust me, okay, I have a feeling that you shouldn't, such as don't, and it ends up being, like, 80% of the time you end up being correct. You know how we all have that one person in a family that's like that. You just going to ask him or her anything and you're just like, Yeah, okay, you know what, you're right again, again, you're right, Mike, and that could be like a sibling that could be a parent that could be a grandparent, could be anybody. Some of the that in Arabic is actually called Feroz Pharaohs that is that gut feeling in you when you know something doesn't feel right. Some of the MSA that Pharaoh set is the answer to istikhara you guys know about this lotto is

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too hard alright. So a lot of people think like I Okay, I saw him in my dream or I saw my dream so that means I should pursue it No, there's a wrong interpretation and sign have anything to do with a staccato because that would depend on you interpreting your dream and most people are not qualified to do that to begin with. So federal statute is the strongest indication that your gut feeling what you feel is right or wrong and you follow through with that. So there's a number of Hadith one Hadith says the Prophet it subtle, some says stiff the callback like Ask your heart. Sometimes you find yourself doing it, you just ask your heart like what's the right thing here, man? Like what do

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I do? You know what my heart doesn't feel like? This is the right thing to do. So I'm not going to do it. And the Prophet Darley subtle Salam said In another Hadith, that the federal set of a believer is the truth.

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The Pharaoh set, that gut feeling of a true believer, is the truth, meaning follow that as long as you do what, as long as you do, as long as you keep on holding to your deen, you keep on practicing your deen. You see, young people have a tough time seeing that. I would argue even some adults, which mostly young people have a tough time seeing them because they still have a lot of aging and growing up to do, right, but they have a tough time seeing this whole idea of like perception and what the right feeling is, and especially somebody who's devoted to their religion, they just know and they're like, Good, I'm not gonna get involved. I'm not gonna say anything, I'm not gonna go

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there. They can't really see where that comes from. believers know where that comes from. And I'm saying to you that in this area and others like him, it indicates to us that the more devoted you are to your deen, the more reassurance and accuracy you will have in the decisions that you make that others can't, when others are confused and lost in life, you will always find direction somehow. Why? Because it's just something that Allah gives you because you're devoted to his theme. And the more you have of that, the more clarity and the more accuracy you get with those decisions, right. So cemetery the message that these group of men had a little bit of that in them how, why?

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Because despite that, they were brought in front of a judge. Can you imagine how it is for young people to stand in front of a judge? They didn't commit no crime? How would have they felt that how they felt at that moment? Then the judge said just as if you don't change your religion, you're all going to be executed. You got it. You got two weeks, get out of here. How are they going to feel like Well, we're glad we got that over. Let's go grab some snacks. No, they went hiding, which means

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that there must have been some fear in them. But they just like, oh my god, police is following us everywhere we go. There's soldiers behind us everywhere we go. Let's try to get out of here. So they returned to Allah.

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And they say, Tina Minghella don't care. Like give us like that special way through this. Well, hey, Leonard, I'm in Emelina, Russia and create for us Hey, yet, hey, yet means to like, in this moment, oh, Allah. So you're basically asking a lot of hook you up at this moment. You know, you may not give this to anybody else. But all at this moment right now, just help me through this. So hey, Lana, mean, Emelina are Russia, Russia is when you have two direction and you and they both lead to a good place. But you want to choose the best route to get where you need to be. That's called load Russia, as you're asking for Allah to give you make you rush it give you the ability to, to choose

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the right exit or the right lane. Despite that both of them can take you where you need to be, you just want to go on the right one, the best one the safest, one of the most appropriate one and the one that he's most pleased with the so you're asking Allah literally for that direction. So that's what they asked for.

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Followed up and then he him Phil Caffee CD that I did.

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So we strike on their ears.

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What happens when you hit somebody on their ear.

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Like if somebody gets hit on their ear, what happens to us is not by experience, by the way, but 100% of the time, it starts, you start to lose your ear hearing almost immediately,

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almost immediately. And even if there's like a loud explosion, you know, that hit or that slap of that sound and explosion, just literally crashing into your ears, immediately what ends up happening, like, if you ever seen any like war movie, what ends up happening, all the soldiers will just kind of lose their hearing for a few minutes. That in this, you hear, Allah didn't allow any of that to happen. But instead, he allowed some sort of strike to happen in a way that the hearing of all these young men were taken away, Fedora and then him so we struck their ears and took their hearing. So this is not a physical hit in any way. They didn't feel no pain. The striking here is

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that we snatched away their hearing. Okay, so there's no pain involved in any of this field, get the CD Nerida in the UK for a number of years.

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So why did they get their hearing taken away, take a look at your notes, noise could wake you up. There's no noise reduction earphones here for them. So this is to eliminate any possibility of them waking up. So they can hear nothing at this point.

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How many years feel Caffee seen either. So they're in this cave for a number of years, how many years doesn't matter, certain details are not beneficial. And this is some of the things that the flaws of the Jews they do is that they'll nitpick at details that don't really benefit from you. So like questions like that I wrote in here in your notes is like the guy who is in the prison with You say Farley Islam, or that witness that was in the room when Youssef was being seduced by the wife of the disease? Who is this wife? What's her name? Like? You see these kinds of details?

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Allah doesn't tell us any of them.

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Why do you think Allah doesn't tell us any of those details?

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should be obvious.

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It's not important.

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It's not important. Can you imagine if you applied that principle in conversation, you know how little you'll end up listening to an end up saying, it's almost frightening. You would feel abnormal to an extent? Like you just be like, Oh, my God. I mean,

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I don't know what else to talk about. Yeah, if you just take a moment and assess conversation, like I do this all the time. And it's like, it's a real slap in the face of just how much you would listen to, or get your ear, you know, engage in and you realize, my goodness, what was the point of all of that? And that's why I have lots of Muslims over the years that would say to me, like, when this self used to be able to count the amount of words they would say from one Friday to another, they could count every word they spoke from one Joomla to another. They would look at me and be like, how's that possible?

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If you monitor the useless conversations and things you hear, as opposed to what needs to be said

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What needs to be heard? You'll see how quickly and how very possible it is to understand and see very clearly my goodness, look what was actually helpful and beneficial look was just absolutely useless. And we kind of live in a world now where most of what we listen to and we hear is really not beneficial to us at the end of the day, right? And I just, I mean, we're all in this together, right? And I pray that Allah give us strength. And I pray that Allah guide us to what is best in sha Allah, right?

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So these details are not given to us. So we don't bother with it. Let's, let's move on to Kathy Seanie Nerida now humulene era lemma a you will he's been attacked Salima lebih thought Amudha then we raise them again. So after some time, here's what ends up happening. They all went to sleep.

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So they went to sleep.

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Now I did this evening. So for a number of years,

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this is slept now they eventually woke up. And when they woke up when we raise them again, so we know. So we may know which of the two factions of the two groups is going to count and keep record of how long they were in that place in that case. So here's what happened. So my Basnet humulene al Hispania, have you heard the word his before his biller? His is like a faction or group. And that splits off from another group, okay, and they start their own movement, they start their own men hedge, they start their own belief. And they do it with good reason and good cause. Okay, there's good intention behind them. That's called a hisbah. And there is this word is used quite frequently

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throughout the Quran renders the hill is of the disbelievers. And there's also his below all that Allah describes the groove that is closest to and Allah considers them somewhat his friends, his his associates, if you'd like or those who are closest to him, right. So the point here is that now look what ends up happening. You have these young guys in this cave, when they woke up, guess what ended up happening to them. They started arguing about how long they were in this cave, or how long they were knocked out. So one person saying, Man, we were knocked out for like, a few hours, versus like, No, it was a few weeks of the person that gets a few years. And another person's like, well, what

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day is it? What years is this peak outside? Look, I see trees and all of a sudden, when we went to bed, there were no trees here it was all desert. So it's got to be a long, long time. And they start arguing with the thing they ended up doing. They ended up splitting up into two groups in the cave.

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Sounds like some messages here.

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One Masjid everybody gets together. And then one group decided, you know, we don't want to pray that way. We don't want to act this way. We don't want the man to speak that way. And the list goes on. So what ends up doing

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den of splitting up

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they go separate ways.

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They they do it, you know, methodically, you know, they try to out the the the administration there and get them out of there and do that. And if that doesn't work, okay, call us. Let's train the community have more of their money and resources so that we can feed our ego and our pride and our lack of cooperation and go build another Masjid two blocks down the road. Yeah, this stuff is so real, and it's so alive. And it's really upsetting. Now, all these guys are in the same cave and all they're talking and debating about is how long they've been and they split up. So now you have two sections is been the aliases. So we know that they're exactly two groups or two factions that are in

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there. Now both of them we're going to start keeping track of how long they're in there. No, no, they can never come we'll help. We're going to keep record.

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Okay, we are nearing narrating to you their news with purpose. Never a home Bill help in the home 50 2am And we'll be robbing Mozilla Nahum Houda they were young. They believed in their master we increase them in guidance as a result so

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this area if you look at your notes are right there an interjection in the Quran. In Arabic We call this LT fat. So pay attention to this because you see this on almost every Surah sometimes Allah will talk about a story

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He'll give you a story about let's say moose sila his sermon fit around. So talking about all this altercation between Musa and filled our own goes back and forth. Everything in this about let's say 20 verses all about most

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Are these lemons shut down,

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then all of a sudden you come across an area that sounds like this Lilla he moved to somewhere where it will audit, Allahu Allah coalition and Claudia. Allah is the King and Master of the heavens and earth and Allah is in charge of all things. Then it continues back to fit our own and Musa and it starts going into like something else.

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That a about Allah being in charge of the heavens on Earth

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is what you call in the Quran, LT fat, where Allah pauses from the subject, and squeezing or puts in an area that may seem like it has, it is not connected to anything. Lots of good stories do that as well. When we do that, in and I, somebody told me like a few people told me this over the year, I tend to do this even in my classes, like I'll talk to you, right? And you probably hear this especially those of you that studied with me before you probably see you you remember this and you see I do this all the time. And that I'd be talking to you about a sewer or something. And then I would stop and be like, you know, actually this reminded me when I traveled somewhere and and so

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when your mind can connect you to a story or an incident that still you can relate back to something about the story. You know, it reminded you of this moment, that's called LT fat. So this area,

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in the Quran here, this area that you see in front of you, verse number 13, is one of those areas in pseudo KEF where Allah puts aside everything and says, Look, we're going to narrate to you this story, and everything that is to unfold, we're going to give you all the facts and all of the truth. Forget about all the other religions and every other scripture, we're going to tell you exactly now what happened, these people here in no one fit yet to an AMA no remember one time we now see that feature two in somebody was attached to the materialist to materialism and to the world. Now Allah says these fit here were what they believed in their master. So there was something there. And

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that's why I say to you that fit here is also somebody that has to steal something in them. So just because somebody's really attached to this world, wastes their time does things like every single day that has nothing to do with their Deen, you don't write them off. That's from shaitan. You we don't have the right to write off anybody. Because we don't know what Allah is what Allah will do with them tomorrow, no idea of somebody never prayed out rocker in their life today. That tomorrow, we're alone, we'll invite them, we're alone, we'll put them. And I think that all of us have a similar story like that, that once upon a time maybe in your life, you probably thought to yourself

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that get never sit in a classroom, you never come into a masjid on a regular basis. And here you are. So nothing fit your tune, though. Here's the thing. So they were young, they were great. Allah talks about young people

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in great the young people that are great in times of trial. And we think of young people we can times of trial. So see one of the notes that I point there that we learned from this area, it no one fixture to an M and OB or B and look how Allah praise them. Allah says clearly like these, these young men, they're good. They have Amen. They still held on, despite they were brought in front of the judge. And all of that happened still held on to their faith. My question to you is this. We got to talk about this because it's really relevant. Okay. How do you teach young people

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to hold on despite how messed up life is?

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How do you all do it?

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How do you tell young people? And I'll tell you some ways that I

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figured out over the years, with young people, particularly teenagers, and above, how do you do that? Go ahead.

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Okay, so you can relate to them, and speak about some of your experiences, your upbringing.

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That's, that's a very challenging, man. Absolutely. Right. It was very challenging why?

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You're absolutely right. But why is that very challenging for a lot of, you know, mature adults like us?

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Because how do young people look at us as

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we're like, dinosaurs, right? Back then you guys, you may have internet

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then you you know, internet was that sort of thing. You even have a cell phone, like how can you really

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so the way around that that I figured out over the years as this as long as you're in tuned with what they're involved in, so you know what internet is on Facebook and all you are in tune with that stuff. Then relating to them work.

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I like a charm. Because now you can connect certain elements of your upbringing to some of the things that they see or experience but in a digital world, so you can take the real world that you experience and say, Look, you're seeing it, you're actually right online. I used to see that in real life. So you can make that connection that way. So good. What else do you do?

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How else do you? Do you instill the certainty of E men in young people? How do you do that yet?

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are themselves, okay?

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Give them the opportunity, the ability to make certain decisions on their own, test their maturity, allow them to make some mistakes, do you know in this part of the world where we live in one of the unfortunate things about how young people are brought up here is that they are brought up to mature very slowly. That's why you have like a 35 year old that can't make his own cup of coffee and still living at home. He's like, he's stuck on you know, supermario that sort of thing. Can do his own laundry? Yeah.

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But in Islam, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us soon as a kid turns at least maturity value, which is between 13 and 15 Treat them like an adult.

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Talk to them like an adult. A 13 year old is supposed to be in this class with us

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that's how it's that's how Islam taught the young people to be mature and to grow is that once they hit maturity you all know this already. When somebody hits maturity, do they are they accountable in front of Allah?

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If they don't wake up for Fudger on their own at 13 years old

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they're they're going to be questioned by Allah for that

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you're not supposed to be doing that every single day for but I get it I get it right. Sometimes you need to like keep punching and keep pushing before for a couple more years extra before they finally realize okay, I have to do this I have to make will do every time it started over I have to be I get it I understand. But I just want you to know that that slow progress is very much connected to where we are and where we live. That's not an the quote unquote Islamic thing. Islam is what it pushes us when you're seven years old. What do you tell an order the child to start doing it seven years old? Start praying, can you imagine seven years old when they're still like playing with blocks?

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That might just be introduced to like video games. It's okay. It's time for love or get up in the school. Make will do. Go to I don't know how to make will do okay, we'll write it on the wall painted on the wall in the bathroom. So you'll see step by step. When they're 10 years old, then you discipline them. Look, if you don't pray your fighter. There's no Nintendo today.

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Like you start that 10 years old, that's in the Islamic world. Now look outside in the real world where a 10 year old is where an 11 year old is where a 12 year old is. So don't trivialize that although these people are young Licola priests them aminu. That's them Amen and beer up BM with Allah with Zina Muda. And as a result of that, Allah kept giving more and more and more and more to them. So young people here, they certainly without a doubt have to wake up when Allah saw Iman in them, he guided them. The lesson for us here is that when Allah sees that you have some Iman even if it's an atom's weight, that's a starting point.

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And all of us started with an atom's weight at some point, right? We all started with something

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and that one thing, whatever it is, whether it's an experience or something you heard it was the thing that ignited and because it ignited that desire to want more, Allah gave it to you. And number 14.

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Naco Surah LeKan okay, we did that one. Okay, a lot of Alterna IOL Co Op him is camo for call who Rabona Rob boosts and our T well ordered lens through Amin Dooney. He

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Locodoco even shot Otto ha Wow, this is something else. And number 14

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We put firmness in their hearts.

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So if you're writing, make sure you note see that first intro of that sentence of that we put firmness in your hearts. That is the first indication that you have guidance from Allah is when your heart is firm.

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Like maybe your actions are still shaky. Like maybe you can't really pray well, but man your heart is praying every single time

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Maybe you can't get up for fetcher on time, every day. Just a couple of days of the week, you get to do it. But your heart is praying Fajr on time every day because of the regret, you're like, Oh, God, I missed it by an hour again, that kind of you wake up with that. And you look at the timing, like Subhan llamas, the third day in a row, I missed it, that you had that. That's a sign you have a firm heart when everybody else is doing the opposite. But you're like, No, It's haram, then I'm not doing that. So right here, we're order whether you guys order whatever you want, man, it's all good. I'm gonna order my how that or I'm gonna fast one of the two. When you do that. You have? What about

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tenerlo? KHUDOBIN. You gotta firm heart.

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What a button I'll pull up him is the first thing that Allah said after was it in our home. Houda. Remember the previous year, we recreate them in guidance. So the next first thing that Allah says is, and we made their hearts firm, so connects the two. And that's how you know that once your heart is in a good place, I gotta ask you this, right? So at least we get a sure clarity about what's happening here. How do you develop that firm heart? How do you do that?

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That's a billion dollar question in this area. How do you do that? How?

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Okay, ask for it.

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Okay, so the tolovana. So you ask Allah for?

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You all know this answer. It's about organizing your thoughts. That's all. How do you ensure 100%? Without any doubt, if I do this, Allah will give me firmness in the heart. If I do this one thing, what is that?

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Before all of that, everything that you all are mentioning, is a consequence of this one thing that you do and you all know it, it's just about organizing your thoughts. That's all. You all know this.

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Keep going, just believe in Allah. Okay.

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It is to affirm and understand your belief in Allah. Who do you believe in? I believe in Allah. Okay, who is he?

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He's Allah. No, He is Allah, He is the true one Creator and master. He is the Creator of all the things. He's the one that sustains, he has 90 I names and attributes, I worship him and I call him upon all of these 99 names of attributes, I know and understand, at least generally what each of them may mean, because I took a course in it or a couple or two and if you haven't, do it, like you got to know who Allah is. Think of the 99 names, that's Allah's biography. To us. We don't know anything about Allah except those 99 names. If you don't know those 99 Names of Allah, you don't know who Allah is. It's that simple. Which are still alive hearing this, which means that Allah

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still has the door open for you. So walk through it, okay. So when you have a strong and firm belief of who Allah is,

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everything starts to work. And that heart, nothing in this world will break you. Nothing. No matter what the world throws at you. You will never falter to it whatsoever. You'll you know, you might fall but you get right back up. Your heart might feel sad Where did you know you wipe away those tears very quick and you move for you hold on. That happens because you know who Allah subhanaw taala is okay? Or a button or Allah Kulu be him is almost called rabu rabu semihard. Look how it's alluded to in the A what I just said to you look, they stood up in front of the king, meaning in front of the one who ordered that anybody who believed in one Creator that they are to be executed.

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So these young people at one point stood up in front of whoever that King was, and said, Our master is the master of the skies and the earth how did these young people get themselves to do that? It's because they knew who Allah is. They had a firm belief system and who Allah is

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we're not going to call upon any other God to be worshipped except him. So we're not going to associate we're not going to commit showed up. And they said, and if we did say something like that, so if we were to other words, like there is something other if we were to just utter those words, look what they say. It would be a huge exaggeration. The word for exaggeration is this one here students shell thought ah,

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Okay, this word. You know how, like if I exaggerate with you, okay? If I just exaggerate on something that's already the beginning of a lie, right? If I exaggerate or you exaggerate, it's already the beginning of being dishonest. Oh, shut up ah, is what's after the exaggeration. So if I say to you this right, man, when I was driving to it,

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I saw

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I saw a 500 pound grizzly bear running on the 407 right beside me. And it was like waving at me as it's running. That's called Chautauqua. Like, it's absurd. It makes no sense. What in the world are you talking about? That's called shuttle talk. Now, take shuttle talk and attach it to people who say that there is something other than Allah. That's one of the words that is used to describe Shahrukh in the Quran. So these young people said,

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If we ever said or uttered anything like that, that is sheltered thought like, that kind of exaggeration is like beyond belief, like it just wouldn't happen. You know, you know, what we get a taste of when you read, yet like this, once upon a time in this world,

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there was the Oneness of Allah and believing in one creator was universal.

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At one point in this world, it was just, it was universal, like no body could fathom the idea that there was something more than just the one true Creator. And as time progressed, and religions progressed, and politics and a whole array of different factors that started to change the mindset of people. Now we depend what and when I say we just people in general, they depend more on science depend more on connecting to what's there, what we could feel, touch, witness, see interact with, as opposed to just believing in some sort of spiritual entity that's above and beyond all of these things. It becomes like, you become very foreign and weird in society for talking that way, and for

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believing in that, do you ever find that happens to you?

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Like, if you ever have any conversations with people at work or school, right, you just talk to him about Yeah, man, I believe there's a hereafter I believe you and I'll see my parents again, I'll see my family. And I believe that, that you kind of look like the really you actually believe? So there's God, who would you pray to everyday? Do you ever hear His voice?

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Can you like, can you just like, get an email from him or something? Like, who is this? Who is this God that you talk to, like that kind of conversation? It's almost as if like, you've been sort of portrayed as this weird foreign type individual that is so backward and last, that's the culture now of the planet that we live in. And when you look at verses like this, that mindset, like it's really hard to see that today. of people just like just uttering those words is like above and beyond like, That doesn't even make any sense. Like why would I even say such a thing about Allah? That there is something above or beyond or associated with like, why would even utter that it's absurd. That

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shutout ah, by the way, this is one of the only times in the entire Koran that this word is used. All right, this word shuttlepod is used. So just keep that in mind. Oops. Okay.

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Pomona teclado been Dooney earlier these are our nations

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they've taken up other gods

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These are our nations they've taken up out their cards except Allah.

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How come they don't bring any authoritative figure or proof that clarifies everything? Who is the criminal here? Then the one who makes up a lie against Allah? So in other words, take a look at some of the points like why only US are being put about put on try try what about everybody else? That also believe we're not the only ones that still carry this but what about everybody else that actually claim this lie against Allah? Like they just walk away and that's the end of it. You're actually the worst criminal you king. So these young people are you know, their stories that you're saying that because we worship one Creator, the we're the bad ones, but everybody else does started

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adding other entities or other beliefs to this one Creator. They get nothing. They just like, yeah, that's the way life should be. How come them How come us and not them? It's that idea. Like, why is it now that we've been tainted as the criminal and they're not

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So you the King, you the judge, like you're actually the one that's the worst criminal here for doing that. You're a juvenile and I'll give you a week so then they turn it back on him so that you will you'll you'll take some time to think about this Lola too gnarly him this whole time in the infamous of dilemma from from an OB lemon manif. Tada Isla he, Kathy about who is the criminal here than the one who makes up these lies against the law. Okay, what is there to sell to whom woman who don't love first number 16 When you get away from them, and whatever they worship other than Allah than seek protection, by the way, who's talking here?

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When you get away from them, and whatever they worship other than Allah, seek protection and go meet up. Who's speaking here.

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We don't know exactly who.

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But majority of Tafseer say, this is within the brothers in the cave. There's one of them seems to be a little bit more mature. He's saying like, you know, you guys get out of here. Whatever they worship other than love, protect yourself, and go and meet up like you guys get together. So if you guys whenever you guys come out of this cave, like go, and if they're still doing what they're doing, try to stick together and meet up, meet up and worship together and support one another, and so on, so forth. So it looks like there's somebody here that kind of stood up and took that role of just giving some advice. Somebody a bit more mature, somebody bit more wise. Amongst all the

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brothers that plotted against Yusuf Ali Salam, same thing in that story. There was one brother that was the one that stood up and said,

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We shouldn't kill him.

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We should come up with a different plan that we shouldn't just like kill them know, that same brothers that you know what? We did this already to our dad, we can't just go back to him and say you'll give us Binyamin now. Like we got to come up with a different way of doing this. The same brother in spirit. Yusef later on at the end said we took an oath we made a promise to dad that we wouldn't mess up with Binyamin now we did is use far less time takes his little brother and kind of puts them away in a room somewhere and kind of keeps them there. He's like, You guys forgot to we made a promise to that. So if we go back and say, Look, now we kind of lost Binyamin, it's gonna be

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a lot of trouble. That always there was this one big brother mature, one mature sibling that kind of kept everybody in check.

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What do you learn from that?

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What's the lesson there?

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In every gathering,

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in every gathering, don't just keep it within siblings or Group with every gret gathering.

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There must always be that one.

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That one whoever he or she is there has to be that one. Later on in the Sunnah It was introduced that the prophetic way when you travel as a group that you should always have a what Emile write a leader. So usually the Emir or the leader of that group, and then doesn't matter, we're not talking about Rumana or Hajra, Tama anywhere you go. For it to go to Guyana, or Trinidad is and you have a group of like two, three families, there's got to be one person that everybody says that look, if we all kind of like, you know, get confused or lost, or we all want to do different things. We need one person to sort of keep us all together to make sure that we're all doing the right thing. If one

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person says we should join all the prayers, now that person says, Well, we're still good and healthy, we should just pray all regular then the third one says we shouldn't even pray at all just pray when we get to the hotel. The Emir steps in and does what? says, Look, this is what we're going to do.

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Does it make sense? Why you should have an immediate every group? Yeah. Because when you have all these independent minds brought together, there's always going to be a clash in the most trivial little things, no matter what. Doesn't matter. The most trivial things. Like when I have the young the teenage students in my class, every now and then I order pizza for them. She'd see how it is. I just want cheese Oh, honey. Oh my god, I'm gonna put mushrooms I don't like veggies does actually have a crust. Like is like 14 different versions of pizza.

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But under a mirror so this is plain cheese and veggie and it's all here getting you either eat or you fast it's one of those two and that's it you kind of just like well is it gonna be to drink water? The only have coke. I don't want cocoa spray in and thorough. I don't use bad for you shouldn't forget

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anything, even the water has this calcium, we're going to drink water from the felted case closed, or you bring your own water, there's always gonna be like somebody to sort of keep everyone in check to an extent. They're not somebody that's bossy, you can be a bully, you're the person that that is really wise and usually it's the older person that does this. They're really wise. They're educated they have experience and they know how to be a good listener they can listen to everybody's opinion and be like okay look, this is what we're going to do that person so it doesn't necessarily have to be the person with a quote unquote most knowledge know

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you can be really good in books but men when it comes to just being wise, that's not your that's not your area. Okay. So there to sell to move them when they are Butina Ilala whatever they worship rather than seek protection and go and meet up your master is going to expand for you out of His mercy and He will provide for you and you from from your decision means that for relaxation, one last thing guys in a home of a mother father and children who is the one that has to be this person

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I hear father but anything else.

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I mean, there's some fathers that can't do that.

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So who did Allah put as that person in the home specifically you just didn't know?

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It is the father. Okay. And Allah says what John Lilly Pina Inanna so one of the Dora's at the end of sweeter for Kuan Yew heard those doors that Robin Berliner mean as wodgina with Vitria Tina portrait around that area, which are anelli mattina. Mm hmm. So one of the doors of the believer is that they ask, Oh, Allah make my wife and my children a coolness to my eyes, meaning that when I'm with them, they take away all of my stress.

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Now, that's the first ingredient by the way.

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You gotta have a home where there's some sense of peace. You know, unfortunately, in this day and age, there's a lot of families that try to avoid being home as much as possible. Yeah, I'm working late for the 15th day in a row. Yeah, I'm sorry. It's busy here, mister another four hours. And he just happens to come home or She just happens to come home when it's bedtime.

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Right, I get it. But in a, in an environment where if things are functioning the way that it should.

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The man the husband, when he comes home, all of whatever he saw and experienced out in that world stays outside. It is fundamentally wrong for the husband to come home and be like, Oh, it's just kids get away from me. I had such a horrible day. No. You need to like get your act together if that's why you went out there and worked. Because when you come home, you're the leader, meaning the leader of what, by the way, the leader of Islam. The husband is the one that's supposed to preserve Islam in the home. That's his job. Allah put that on him. By the way, it's not just by Oh, I'm done with call us. No, no, Allah said, this is one of your fundamental responsibilities is that you have

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to protect what you're adding that little motor pain we made people of Taqwa that people have Taqwa are those in the home in this I am II mana. And amongst them there's an imam. And that Imam, the tafsir explains is usually or most for the most part, it should be the father, that he should ensure that if everybody's Islam is going off here and there that he's the ones like no, you know what, man? We're going to set one alarm, I'm going to wake everybody up. I'm going to do it this time, not mommy. She's been doing it the last three years.

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Fundamentally, she shouldn't be the one doing that.

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It's his job to do that. He's the man. So don't take for granted when you see verses like this, that there's that one person that that is applied in almost every circumstance that involves more than one person anywhere whether it be a family work anywhere else okay. So

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what your local mean, Emery calm middle Falco, and he will provide for you from your decision as a means of relaxation. Does anybody know what that means? As a means of relaxation.

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So take a look at the notes I placed at the bottom there. Metaphor QA from the word riff merfolk is the pillow. So in other words, Allah will make this cave also comfortable for you. So as long as you guys stay firm, this cave is going to be like a five star hotel then you're gonna it's gonna be like the best place ever. So everything went back to reminding them of just holding on despite everybody around them isn't. Well, Tara shumsa either Paula

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arteza One Kaffee him that tell you, me, so this will probably be the last a, I would think, okay, and you will see the sun. So now they're in the cave. A legend says you're going to see the sun when it will arise and it will curve on the side to the right. And as the sun is coming down, okay, here's what's happened. Imagine I'm sitting in the cave, okay, there's an opening in front of me,

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this sun started to rise and it pierced and instead of piercing right in the cave, if it came right into the cave, where would it reach? like it'd be like this right to my face, right?

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So Allah says that it will curve to its side. So the ray of sun would hit perhaps a caving into a, you know, one of the walls or the entrance area, one of the stones that are there, the sun will hit that. And as a result, the array of that said will curve. So a lighter ray will enter and light up the cave, and it wouldn't hurt your eyes. And so it would be the perfect amount of light, that it wouldn't just like pierce your face or pierce the cave or just hit one corner of the cave and none of that it's actually quite beautiful. Alright, that that amount of detail. So Allah says you're going to see the sun and this is what it is the curve to the side. And as the sun was coming down,

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so what the the hotter better as the sun begins to set.

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It was sidestepped and detour to the left to the same things gonna happen except on the other side. So on one side of the cave, when it was rising, it pierces this part of the cave and just a nice ray of light gets inside, when it starts to set, it's going to do the same thing. But on the opposite side of the cave, where the sun on the array and the light was slowly start to dim and get dark, okay.

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And detail on the left. And they were in a pathway right in between. So where they were situated in this cave was the perfect place to benefit from this light during the day. So in other words, the position of this cave is so perfect, that everybody no matter where they sat in this cave, that corner, this corner of this corner of that court, everybody was able to get some light.

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Nobody had to get up and be like, Okay, it's brighter on your side. So let me just sit there No, everybody got and that's the same way when the sun would set. Okay.

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The equivalent then says

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this was Valley come in at length this was or that too is from the miraculous signs of Allah.

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So that didn't just happen because that's just how the sun would rise and said, No, this was something very specifically calculated and designed for them once they were in that cave. So this was a sign of Allah, whom ever Allah guides, then he is rightly guided Mejia dilla who felt well monitored one minute late fell in Taiji della Hoon Walia Murshida Have you heard this before somewhere? Where do you hear this a from this part of the area? Let's see who was listening during the

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main Yeah, delay for well monitored. What might yield lil Fallon tecido Allahu Allah Yamashita let me continue wash had to Allah, Allah illallah wa had the hula Shetty killer What am I doing right now?

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so they're getting the best sleep of their life in this cave, but I guess some get the best sleep of their life during the what? Right?

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During the whole by my salah. And believe me, you know being a hot tub, you kind of observe certain things when you look down. So that's why for me if you ever noticed when I'm doing hot bath, my focus is on usually one row

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and it's always usually the back row because the back row of the men is usually the freshest because the late comers are they're the ones that are still trying to fill up the gaps so there's a little bit of action still going on with the guys in the Masha Allah Anna front

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yeah, my shell lovin you. You don't know people's story. Let's see you kind of hired Insha Allah, you know, hopefully they wake up for Salah right? No problem. So Allah didn't reaffirms whoever Allah subhanho wa Taala guides, none is able to misguide felon digitaler Who Alia Murshida and you'll never find any protective friend for them, nor will anyone who will guide them. The protective friend you know what the word is for that this word right here? Well, he you know how we say

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That will leave the daughter. Well Lea, we translated as guardian. It is also one of the words in the Quran to describe friends, there are approximately

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10 to 11 words in the Quran for different types of friends. And one of them is Willie, while he is the type of friend that's always looking out for you, you know how they say, I got your back anywhere, that kind of friend that's called the wealthy friend, they may not be the most honest, they may not be like the nicest friend to be around, right, they may have some terrible habits as well. But men, if you're in trouble, they will protect you. That's called Willie. Okay. And of course, that's why the father is given a title when it's time for his daughter to marry. Because that's what His purpose is, is to ensure that she's making the right decision and nobody's going to

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take advantage of her whoever comes in asked for her hand in marriage, that they're not going to take advantage of her. So he protects her in that regard, right? So Allah then says, Phelan digitala, who Alia mashita.

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It's amazing that this is being talked about here, because that's what young people are all about. Right about that friendship. And every friend in a young person or young people circle has a category that they sort of instinctively put those friends in, have certain friends that they just meet wherever, then there's like an online type friend, and then there's like a friend that they would really like, they'll have each other's number, they'll text, they'll WhatsApp, they'll do whatever. Then there's the other kind of friend, well, it's everything plus, they'll meet out, they'll go out, they'll hang out, he or she will come over to the house to kind of welcomed into

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that circle as well. So the fact that Allah says that, look, at the end of the day, no matter what happens to you, I will guide anybody that I wish, well may yield Lin, and anybody else who is misguided, Valentina della, who will even know but it's gonna protect him, like, nothing's gonna be easy, no matter what's gonna happen, you can't save them, if that's the choice that they make. Let's take one more area, and we'll stop here in sha Allah, what's actually a part of that one moral code. And you would think, if you got inside the cave and saw them, you would think that they're all awake. But they're all but they're actually in a light sleep, and we will turn them to the right and

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the left. Now pause there before the dog comes into this.

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This area, what's asked everyone I have called on one record, a father from mistake, right? So you'll actually think that they're awake, you know what this is talking about? It's this word here record, and you see it at the bottom in your notes. Record, it's a light sleep, it's a nice pleasant sleep. So I actually put during the example like the Jumar, sleep, right?

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So that sleep, and it's not like the kind of sleep like, you know, when you see somebody sleeping, and they literally look like they're dead. Not that person, like, their facial is under just like their mouth is open. They're looking like they're gasping for air. And, you know, you could like slam a door, you could be drums, and you're just like, dead and they're gone. Like nothing. You know how we say, West Indians, we say this a lot. Like not even a tornado or hurricane would wake them up. Right? That kind of person. That's not the sleep we're talking about. This kind of sleeper could is like when you when you're like drive, or like when you're in the car, you kind of just put your

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head against the window.

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That kind of sleep. Right? It's pleasant.

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But you don't you're not in a deep sleep, you can still hear the traffic, you know that when the car comes to a stop, you're like, oh, okay, good. We're here. That kind of sleep. That's called the record.

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Don't don't sleep and drive. No, don't do that. I don't care if you drive a Tesla or anything of that. Nature. Don't Don't do that. My car does that as well. But then it forces you that if you're if it thinks you're sleeping, it'll force you to touch the steering wheel and then it'll start yelling at me. Alright, please hold steering, you know, and that sort of thing. But yeah, don't don't Don't close your eyes when you're driving. But anyhow, that sort of code. So the beauty behind this is that these these men were Cindy and Ed these kids were in this cave. They've been there for several years I did a scene in is the as we know, years, but they're in this beautiful and pleasant

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sleep at the same time. It's not this deep sleep word. They're just lost and disappeared. When I label them. Look what Allah did exactly what we all do.

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Then Allah

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and Alexei, we will turn them to the right and left. You know how sometimes you're sleeping. You're done on one side. I go over to the next side that it's beautiful the detail on this is so it sounds like a lot

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abandon them Allah even turn them a little bit to the right for a while then a little bit to your left for though and then back to the end. That's how they did for all those years. Okay, what Kalba whom best sit on there I he Bill was lead. Now there's a dog

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and their dog arms stretched out massive pause, this is not your ordinary size, this was a massive dog. Absolutely massive, bigger than any animal at that time, massive pause. And when it was made clear to them, you would turn away from them as fast as you can, okay? Terrified from them and them in the dog. So somehow, take a look at the notes here. Allah talks about dogs in the Koran, of course,

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it's a little out of install to tell you them. So Muslims thinks that all dogs and pigs should be killed. We don't hate them, we just can't eat them. Bugs Bunny has a pig in his show. Like, you know, these, these little things I added because this course I had taught it to a group of teenagers as well. So it's kind of just some some things that they would relate to. But the idea is that there is this dog outside of this cave. And some of the elements say that this dog is there for some kind of protection to offer some sort of protection to them whilst they are there. And the idea is that we don't know any details about this dog. We don't know what kind of dog it is what breed it is none

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of those details, right? And it doesn't matter which we've already established. The idea is that if you look down just couple more points were asleep the closing so they're the people think it's close, it takes away curiosity. And by law, right or Tolu to discover something after climbing up. So they eventually noticed or they see that there is this dog that is hanging outside in front of their cave. And Allah subhanaw taala knows like this is all the detail that we add, but it's safe to assume that the dog didn't attack them. Didn't try to eat them didn't try to harm them. So perhaps he was certainly there for good reason. Maybe to offer some protection there in the cave for years.

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Perhaps there are other animals that are roaming by maybe to kind of scare off ward off other animals that might make their way into the cave. Like these details set up a very real accurate See, like it's not just some kind of fantasy, like real problems and struggles each and every day that they're living or staying in this cave.

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I guess we can just really chat about it before we end off. Are we allowed to have the dogs? Yeah, go ahead

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Yeah, so like not physically as in love made himself present with the villa? No, no. But Allah caused in a way that they would turn. Okay, so good. I'm glad you brought that up. Yeah, Allah would cause them

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in to be in such a way that they themselves would turn they this ultra turn from left to right. Right. Not Allah didn't physically come and do that. No, and Allah does not do that for any of his creation. Okay. But when it comes to to dogs, are we allowed to have them? We should at least like make sure we have this, you know, mutual understanding on this subject, right?

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Are dogs good animals? Like, like, if you see a dog like on the sidewalk? What do you do?

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What if it comes in it like wants to, like rub itself against your bio or against your job?

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What if the what if the owner is like one of your neighbors down the street? Like, hey, look, here's Rosie, you know, you can say I really calm nice dog. And Rosie starts to come closer to you.

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And literally like the dog wants you to like just put your hand on his head. Are you allowed to do that? Yes. 100% Yes, guys, the only thing that is required for you that if a dog licks you, you don't have to go and grab, you know, wash your that part of your clothing seven times once with what's the what's the Hadith, once with the sand or dirt that you don't go to the backyard, grab some soil and starch. Because what are you going to have to do with your garment? When you do that? You'll have to wash it again. That hadith is the equivalent of throwing your clothes in the washing machine, put some detergent, you see how well washing machines clean. It's it's the equivalent to

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that you don't have to go out there grab dirt, because you got to remember, the Sahabas didn't have detergent. They didn't have rinse cycle and then you know tumble and ruin spin and they didn't have none of that. So it made much more sense that they were to use another agent and at that time It's dirt to be able to absorb as much germs as possible. It's the willow hits the tongue. The saliva of the dog is what you have to just be caution with Ryan There are tons of science scientists over the years that have studied this the law

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I have the dog, you can read about all their results, all of the things that they've discovered a bacteria and so many sicknesses that come from the spirit or the saliva of the dog. Everything else about the dog is perfectly fine. If a dog comes up to you don't say I was a bIllahi min, Ash shaytaan ergic. Like go, don't do that. It's just an animal. We are allowed to have dogs. But you cannot have a dog is just like a social animal like a pet terrain. If you want a guard dog in your house for security, it is 100% allowed. If you you know somebody who's blind or needs some help and direction with dogs 100% allowed. Nobody I don't think hunks here for their food. So you're not

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going to use dog for hunting anyway, right.

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But the last thing I'll say is dogs. If you watch one documentary about just dogs in general, you will not help yourself but really appreciate what a magnificent animal they are, how devoted they are to their owners how to the extent that they would go to protect and love and devote themselves to whoever cares for them. Dogs are really like it'll make sense why people have dogs as pets like it doesn't make total sense. They were like, wow, I wish I could but I can't say well, but try it I understand. Okay, so let's leave it at that to next week. We'll finish off the story and we jump into Story number two of the Surah In sha Allah Tada. Okay guys, which is the story of the two

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guardians. Okay. And we've spent some time there. Subhana Allah homo Byham dickish to Allah, Allah, Allah to stop Furukawa to be like salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa

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