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Which is what we're advertising today, you can pick up your cards, you can actually register outside as well, we have our registration forms ready for you. Anyone that registers and pays today, inshallah it's $135 for you, and you can pay with your credit card as well, usually for the 135 do, you can pay with your credit card. So we're making this as a one time only exception shala. So make sure that you register for the course, the course is May, May 28, to the 30th and June 5, and sixth with Chef navaid Aziz, and the topic is still hate. And today we're just taking a small portion of that and we're talking about shirk and the evils of shear, and the lecture is called Unforgiven. So

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please make sure at least you make the intention to register today for the amount of course, and pick up a registration form from brother Omar who is right there walking up and on the sister side, you can just visit the tent there and register as well. We're also selling CDs, m&s CDs,

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hoodies and T shirts. And you can pick up some chocolate and candy and we'll have some tea and refreshments after the lecture inshallah. So I just do a quick introduction of shifting Aveda fees ready? Yes, okay. Wonderful.

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Of course, we all know shifting event handler we have we've had him here many times in the last few months. We've been very blessed to have him here in Calgary with us.

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And hamdulillah. He's a graduate of the University of Medina, born and raised in North America, and a product of Montreal is a Montreal Canadiens fan. Nobody's perfect, that's okay.

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They're golfing now.

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So handler, we're always will live very blessed to have Chef navaid with us. And it's a very close friend of mine and online. I just love to see him here. And any chance that we can get to have him, we take that chance. And that's why we're really excited that in three weeks, three and a half weeks, he'll be back here for the light of guidance. So don't miss this opportunity to register. There are only 239 seats available and already 204 students have registered for the course. So please make sure that you take the opportunity now before it's too late. and register for the course and pay today so that you can secure your spot Zack in my head, and here is our favorite brother

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la la ilaha illallah wa la sharika wash. Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. He was seldom at the Sleeman kathira ama but my dear brothers and sisters of the blessed City of Calgary as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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I was telling this on my when they picked me up from the airport that you know, one of the beautiful things about Calgary is that whenever I come to Calgary, I like to thank Allah subhanaw taala for bringing me to the city. I mean, this time it was specifically for taking you away from Edmonton and bringing me here. But generally speaking, I love the City of Calgary in Allah subhanaw taala has blessed this city with wonderful brothers and sisters, and a lot of you know, dollar initiatives which are unprecedented to me, you know, not only in North America, but across the globe. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala protects and verses all of you and grants you the tofik to further this

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beautiful tower, and grant sister Sophia to be with the prophets of Allah and he will send them in for those that are there.

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So as you know, be the light sada in a couple of weeks time I'm going to be coming down to teach a class called lead of guidance. And I want to give you a perspective of this class, there often isn't given. A lot of the times when Muslims talk about the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala they tend to focus just on that the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. And they forget and fail to realize that when we talk about the Shahada, the Shahada consists of two parts and they are affirmation and negation. And in fact, the negation precedes the affirmation. So when you say la ilaha illa Ma, you are actually saying that there is no god that is worthy of worship, except Allah subhana wa Tada. So

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a lot of Muslims they tend to focus upon how Allah so Allah subhanaw taala. So the right is the right to be worshipped, but they tend to focus that Allah subhanaw taala negates all other deities prior to that. Now setting up DTS ny was with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Arabic language is known

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As schicke and I want to give you a small introduction to this be the lights Allah to show you how complete and beautiful overindulgent Islam really is. Because not only from a faith perspective, there are a lot of us are familiar with. But even from the sense of our creed, that there's no fault, no discrepancy, no inconsistency in it whatsoever. And to start off, I want to tell you something about a personal experience growing up in Montreal,

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you know, I actually moved to Montreal, I was born in Montreal, we moved back to Pakistan, then we moved to New York City. And I stayed there roughly till about I was six or seven years old. So when I came to Montreal, all of a sudden, everyone's speaking French, and I have no idea what's going on whatsoever. You know, everyone's that cassava syrup, and this and that. And I'm like, please speak English with me. So even in school, you know, I'm not adjusting to Oh, no, I'm having trouble making friends. And they're like, what is this guy saying? Why does he speak language. And at that time, you know, to make up with a quote, unquote, lack of friends, I guess you could say, I picked up on

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playing video games. And I loved playing video games all the way till I reached High School. You know, till that time, I think every single Super Nintendo game that came out, I must have finished it. Literally every single game that came out. Now one of those games that had a really, really terrible experience with this game was called magic sword. Has anyone heard of this game? Actually, is anyone even that old that did remember this.

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So this is like, really, really old. But the point of this game is you have this warrior. And you know, typically speaking, the princess gets captured and he has to go and save the princess. Now what makes this game unique is that along the way, you pick up other warriors, and they start fighting with you. And this game consists of like something 110 levels, and each level roughly takes about five to 10 minutes to finish. So it's a pretty quick game at this go by pretty quickly. Now I remember, I'm at, you know, level 110. It's taking me about three days to get to this far. And I'm thinking, you know, I'm finally gonna save the princess. This is it. So, you know, I it takes me a

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couple of tries, but I can't beat the dragon at the end. You know, he's just unbeatable. I keep playing, I keep playing, I keep playing. And we finally hit like two o'clock in the morning after like, six hours of playing, I finally beat the dragon. And I'm like, Yes, this is the end of the game. And I get to the end of the game. And it's like, sorry, you forgot to collect the key at level 22. Please go back and start over. I took the game against the wall, until this day,

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is like, why did you waste like talking for like 80 levels, you know, I went all this way. And I didn't get to save the princess. But it taught me a very, very important lesson. That in life, you have to have a holistic view. And I was so focused on getting to the end of the game and trying to finish it, that I forgot to pay attention at what was going on along the way. And there was a clear sign, like don't forget the key at level 22. Whereas if we get to keep going all the way to the end, because I didn't think it'd be important. And it wasn't a very valuable lesson at that time. That in life, you need a holistic view. And this holistic view is needed even when we talk about aqidah when

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we talk about our Korea as Muslims when we talk about our faith as Muslims, it's not just about affirming the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. But likewise, it is about negating everything else other than Allah subhanaw taala. And this is so important that if one fails to do so, this can actually take him outside the fold of Islam, and he will not even realize it. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a clear example in the Quran. As we know as Muslims, we are required to show respect and honor the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in failing to do so this can actually take one outside the fold of Islam. Now I want to show you the example that Allah subhanaw taala gives.

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And so therefore terrazza number 49 ayah number two, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you know, that's sort of our swath of focus within the be

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developing

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a shadow. Allah Spano tala says In this ayah, or you who believe, do not raise your voices in the presence of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like you do amongst yourselves. And if you were to do so, then this would render your deeds null and void. And you would not even realize it, meaning that the people who did this in the presence of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam treating him just as he was one of their own people, and not the Messenger of Allah, then these people, their deeds are rendered null and void. And this is why later on in the surah, when Allah subhanaw taala talks about the above the Bedouin people, and they claim that we have Eman, Allah

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subhana wa tada rebuked these people, you know, why would Allah subhanaw taala reveal an ayah about Bedouin people, you know all things. It was to teach us a very important lesson that one cannot claim a man and completion of a man. up and up.

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Until all the attributes of Emacs are actually complete. So when these Bedouins said that we have believed Allah subhanaw taala said to them, but rather say you have submitted that you've submitted Allah subhanaw taala. But true Eman has not entered into your arch into your hearts at that time. So most of what Allah tells us at this point, there are certain genes that can be committed, there are so severe and so great, they will render your teeth null and void, and you will not even realize it whatsoever. So this is one of the primary reasons why we need to learn about shift. That shift is about not only perfecting our forehead, but protecting our deeds as well. And I want to share with

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you a glimpse of the history of how the compliance with the law on home understood this subject.

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If you look at the general scheme of questions, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked, you would notice that he was generally asked about positive measures, you know, they would ask him the rasulillah describe gender for us, you are a pseudo law tell us how to become better Muslims. They are a pseudo law, which are the best of deeds. But there is one particular companion. He said, one of the companions used to ask the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the good, come to us. Hello, Ronnie sharp, I used to ask him about the evil. Now when his students asked him, Why would you do this? He said Mahathir and you delicately that out of fear that it would be for me. And this

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teaches us a very important lesson. That while in that pursuit of good in that pursuit of Paradise, you have to be very careful of those potholes of those things that will distract you and take you towards the hellfire. And this is why there's a famous poem was actually developed out of this Hadith, this hadith of for the feminine the man, he was the companion who asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the evil things, things that the rest of the companions wouldn't ask about. And poetry was actually formed out of this hadith. before it went on to say about the shadow law, the shadow knocking off the shadow law is shabby. Whether Cain

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was the

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holy Hold on a second, just give me a couple of seconds after Sarah Shahi will lock in the therapy woman, Dr. Sharon curry, yeah, coffee, that this port went on to say, I don't evil, not for the sake of evil, but rather to abstain from it, for he who is not able to distinguish between good and evil is bound to fall into it. Meaning that if you do not have the tools, if you do not have the knowledge of what evil actually is, then you are bound to fall into it sooner or later. And this goes on to teach us why we need to learn about schicke that one individual does not have knowledge about Schick, it is very, very possible that he will fall into it, it is very, very possible that he

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will fall into it. And this is why when we study the topic of ship, Bill Knights are in the class, we're going to study this in a lot more detail. One of the most interesting parts of the class is this very section, people who come and share it with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the justifications that they use. A lot of the times when these justifications are brought forth. People do not know how to respond to them. They do not know how to refute them, because the lights are there. We'll want to take those justifications one by one, and literally annihilate them be in the Lucha Tada. So I want to share with you how this shark actually come about now. Did tauheed proceeds Schick or did

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shake proceed. So he's, and before we even get to that we need to define what's the hidden ship? actually are. Sue's gonna give me a brief summary or a brief definition of what shark is.

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Anyone want to volunteer? Who is going to tell me what shark actually means?

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Go for it.

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associating partners with Allah, in what sense? In what angle

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of associating people at the same level of Allah, you're close. You mentioned the key word, what you left out who's gonna help the brother out in summer? Go for it.

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Which means

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Excellent. So we're just a firm, firm rivals and partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala in three particular aspects, number one in his lordship, and what lordship actually means are those characteristics that are specific to Allah subhanho wa Taala like creation, like granting life, like taking life away, like the alternation of the sun and the moon, like the giving of sustenance. These are all characteristics of worship that are particular to Allah subhana wa Tada. So to say that anyone can do this with Allah subhanho wa Taala or anyone does

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is better than Allah subhanaw taala then this is a form of particular to our obeah, or in the Lordship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number two, in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his world of here, and this is the most fundamental and most important one, because if you look at the message that all the prophets came with, they all came with that one message, worship Allah subhanaw taala alone, and you will see that the vast majority of shift or the vast majority of association and rivalry with Allah subhanho wa Taala is done in this very point. And so this means that Allah subhanaw taala has that sole right to be worshipped alone. Now, an interesting point arises, what in

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Islam? How do we actually define worship? What does the term worship actually mean? Does it just mean to magnify and glorify Allah subhanaw taala? Does it mean that Allah subhanaw taala to have the belief that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one that can create and sustain? Or is there more to it than just that? Now, obviously, this is a whole detailed discussion on its own. And this shows you again, the beauty of Islam, that in compromise, not just in compromise, but encompasses the spiritual aspect, as well as the physical aspect, encompassing our physical bodies and our spiritual nature that needs to be nurtured through the worship of Allah subhana wa Tada. So to believe that

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anyone has the right to be worshipped or to worship anyone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. This consists of shipped with Allah subhanho wa Taala. In an Olivia, and this is where the vast majority of ship actually takes place. Number three, in the names and attributes of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now we all know that Allah subhanaw taala has beautiful names and lofty attributes. But interestingly enough, people actually commit [???] in the names of Allah subhana wa Tada. Just to give you an example, there are certain Names of Allah subhanaw taala, that cannot be used by the people. So for example, the name or roffman or the name of man, it is not permissible for anyone to

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use that name, because it is a name that has a meaning that cannot be fulfilled by any of the creation of Allah subhanaw, taala, and Othman. Often in English, it's translated as the gracious, the benevolent, the Beneficent, but it has a deeper meaning than that. If you look at the discussion of the scholars, behind the beautiful name of a rough man, it means that Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he says, He is a rough man, he is the ultimate source of mercy, meaning that any mercy that is shown in the tradition, a mother towards this child, an individual towards an animal, an individual towards the elderly, an individual towards his family, that Allah subhana wa tada is the ultimate

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source of that mercy. So this is an example of shift in the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Likewise, to deny some of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala like you look in the Quran, the same attribute the Quran towards the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one more man, and who is a rough man, meaning negating that Allah subhanaw taala was our man. So it doesn't negate any of the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala likewise constitutes of shift as well. Now, this tends to become a very heated discussion, because people love to talk about the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. Because this is where the vast majority of deviance took place.

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We said the vast majority of shift took place in order here, the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. But the vast majority of deviants, meaning the creation of the different sects in Islam took place in this third category, and the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that is a brief summary and definition of shift. Now a question arises, which one came first? the chicken or the egg? should come first or did so he'd come first. So how many people believe that sahid came first? Raise your hands.

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Okay, put your hands down. How many people believe [???] came first? Raise your hands. So we have one person two people? A couple of people. Okay, let's hear from the people who said shift came first. Why did you believe that should have came first?

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Any ideas?

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I don't think it's fair. I think how old are you brother? If you know me asking. You guess the one who raised your hand.

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You're seven.

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I don't think it's a fair question to ask him.

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Okay, now the people who said that so he'd came first. I want to hear from you. Why do you believe that's all he came first was going to give me an answer. Why do you believe that sahid came first.

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Go for it.

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Allah spinals adequate

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Lead us with the fifth Ah, excellent.

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Okay, explain what fitara is please.

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Excellent. The natural inclination towards to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone? Anyone have a different answer than that? Just use a bit of logic

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requires a little bit of logic.

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Why would sahid procedure? Why would sahid be first?

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Okay, the first creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of human beings, who was

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the man is salam, what was particular about him? What distinguished him from just being a regular individual. He was a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So therefore the very first creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala with an intellect that's able to distinguish and decipher, he was created upon sorry, and he was made a messenger, a prophet of Allah subhana wa Tada. So therefore, so he had to proceed. Sure. Now I want to come back to what brother Ahmed said in terms of the fifth. The fifth law is the ultimate weapon in giving Tao It is something so beautiful, that it literally changes the way people act and changes the way people perceive the world. And I want to tell you a

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bit about the Philippines the lights are one of the most beautiful IDs that is narrated inside Sahil Bukhari is a hadith that refers indirectly to the fifth Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in this Hadith, Allah Rojas Jonathan magenta de la familia, Mamata NACA Romina if they're indeed souls are like conscripted soldiers, those that get to know one another, and like one another will unite those that differ with one another will part and turn away from one another. Now, this hadith is actually referring to something that took place before we can even remember Allah subhanaw taala mentions in sort of i 172, that he took an oath from each of the children of bunny

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Adam, Allah subhanaw taala says In this ayah, that he took an oath, bringing the progeny every single individual that is ever to exist, and brought them out from the voice of Family Center. And they were brought into a valley and they were made to testify that Am I not your Lord, am I not the one who is slowly going to be worshipped by you, and all of the souls they said, Bala, of course, our Lord, you're the only one that is going to be worshipped. Thereafter, Allah subhanho wa Taala reports the sores into the loans of other man a Salaam and thereafter the progeny was created. Now this oath, this vow this contract that was taken with Allah subhana wa tada is known as the

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mythique. It is known as the covenant that was taken, the woman is of this covenant, mean that natural inclination that we have towards Allah subhanaw taala, that natural condition of longing towards Allah subhanaw taala the natural inclination to worship Him alone, this is what is known as the fitrah this is what is known as the fedora. And this is why so many times an individual who knows nothing about Islam, he will hear the Quran for the very first time. And he will know that this has to be from some some sort of divine inspiration that it is too good just to be from a human source. Likewise, if you leave, leave the person to just read the Koran, the fifth or kicks in, and

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they will see that this Court has to be from some source that is absolutely perfect. And this is what the fifth was actually about. So these are just two proofs that so he proceeded chick. Now how did chick actually come about and this is a third proof that the hate proceeded chick, Ebner bus or their love with Alan Houma. He says that between Amani Salaam and new Ali Salaam, with 10 generations and up and until these 10 generations up until the time of noise, the people were upon self heat.

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And during that time, there were five individuals that are mentioned in so annoyed if you look into the Quran surah not these five individuals are mentioned. And these five individuals will righteous individuals good individuals will manage in the service of the community. So when they passed away one by one shaytan came to these people at that time. And he told them, do you not want to honor their legacy? Do you not want to remember these great individuals. So playing with emotions is something that shaytaan is very good at. You will see that people commit the greatest of sins, when they are unable to control their emotions. So these people at that time

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Loving, you know, these individuals wanting to honor their legacy. They said, of course, we want to honor the legacy, we want to remember them. So she said to them, why don't you create statues and portraits of them. And then when you pray, put them in front of you. So that you will remember

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are those statues are there

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and why those statues are there. So say Tom comes again to these people. And he tells these people, the younger generation, that your forefathers created these statues, and they created these portraits, so that these people may be remembered, and they may be honored. Why don't you put these statues in front of them, so that you may further what your forefathers did not do so that you can honor them even better than what your forefathers did. So the new generation, they fall for this trap, totally gullible people, they fall for that trap, and they start putting those statues and those portraits in front of them when they start to worship. And this was the beginning of shift,

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and the children of Adam and Eve, Sarah. And this is how she began with the deception of Satan, tricking mankind into thinking that this is what his forefathers were upon. When in reality, the forefathers of these children were pure monotheists people who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. So that is a third proof that so he proceeded schicke, the statement and stay that inner bustle of the Allahu taala and luminaries.

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Now

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I want you to think about, imagine a time that you're driving your car, on the street. And then all of a sudden, blinking lights go off behind you, the red and blue lights, they start to go off, what's that feeling that you tend to get? You know, you haven't done anything wrong, but you still start to feel nervous all of a sudden, it's as if like, even without the sound, the sirens are going off in your head. This is the example I like to give that when we talk about the dangers of Schick. They're so evil, that even though you know the cop may not be pulling you over, you may not be the one falling into shake, but it's evil, that size need to start going off in your head, they need to

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start going off in your head. And there's a nice story that's actually narrated by one of the scholars in the 13th century.

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He told his students that, you know, there's a group of people that sacrificed a chicken to an idol. He told his students that there was a group of people that sacrificed a chicken to an idol. Some of them didn't take it too seriously the craft a couple of jokes. Others of them they're like our the biller, you know that's terrible to hear. A couple of days go by and he says all my students, what would your reaction be? If I told you that a man for indicated was his mother? What would your reaction be if I told you a man fornicating with your with his mother, obviously the facial expressions totally changed, absolute disgust, absolute hatred for this act. So he says Oh my dear

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students, and the sight of Allah, it is worse that a chicken be sacrificed to an either than it is that a man fornicate with his mother, because as a former Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive that act up and until they seek forgiveness for it. Whereas for the individual before in the case where his mother, then this is just another sin, it is under the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala did if he was he will forgive it. And if he does not well, he will not forgive it regardless if they seek forgiveness for it or not. So now when it comes to the dangers of ship, those sirens need to go off. And I want to share some of the dangers of ship at this point when you get into danger number

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one.

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Regardless of how many hedges you may have done, regardless of how many people you may have fed in the month of Ramadan, regardless of how many orphans you may have taken care of an individual who performs shift with Allah subhana wa tada and dies upon it. All of his deeds will be rendered null and void. His deeds will be rendered null and void and I know Todd expresses this in one

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And so to Zuma, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what are called oh here he Lake wa ala Levine I'm in public, the in Ashoka.

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Well, that's a coonan luminosity. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, an individual that will never commit ship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it was not possible that he could have committed ship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But just to show you the gravity of this act, he says, Oh Muhammad, it was revealed to you, just like it was revealed to those before you, meaning that every messenger and Prophet was given this message as well. What is this message that they were given, that if you were to commit ship with Allah subhanho wa Taala, all of your deeds would be rendered null and void, and you would indeed be of the losers.

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Now, I want you to think about this for a second. Before we some of our lives enum is being addressed in this ayah every single good deed that we do as believers as Muslims, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gets the reward for it, because he is the one who taught it to us. And an individual who guides to a good act is just like the one who does it. So here is the province of Allah Hanyu set up the best of the creation, the best of the children of other the best of the prophets and messengers is being taught that if you were to commit ship with a lot, even your deeds would be rendered null and void. And how about someone who's even even lesser degree? Just people

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like us? If we were to communicate with Allah subhanaw taala what would happen with our deeds? Allah subhanho wa Taala further manifests this and explains this into other iots Allah subhana wa Taala defines and mentions what is going to happen to the good deeds of the People of the Book. When they show up on the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanho wa Taala says rockettheme Ilana amin, amin, amin for Jana habermann, flora and their good deeds, they will be brought forth on the day of judgment of the charity that they did all of the the taking care of the poor and the weak and defending their rights all that will be brought forth on the Day of Judgment. But since they fell into ship for Jana Hubba

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Matura we will make it into scattered dust. Imagine, you know you're cleaning your bookshelf, one day, you cleaning that table, you pick it up, you wipe the table, you look at it, and you blow that is what is going to happen to their deeds. Now suddenly, what is even scarier as Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on and further explains this. And so to gaff, when he says, cool, hi Luna, Bo Campbell accessory in America say, shall we inform you of the greatest losers in terms of their deeds,

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that there are those people who thought that in this world they were doing something good, they thought that they were getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. They thought that they were from the quote unquote, Olia of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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But, in reality, there are people who had gone astray, and their deeds will be rendered null and void. Imagine this, living your whole life, thinking that you're doing something good, but in reality, your destination is the hellfire. Why? Because you never bothered to learn what the dangers of shark actually were. You never bothered to learn what Sherif what Allah subhanaw taala actually means and therefore your ultimate destination became the hellfire. That is point number one, that all of your deeds are rendered null and void as a result of your deeds being rendered null and void. Your ultimate destination becomes the hellfire. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in social Merida verse

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number 72,

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that those individuals who commit shift with Allah subhanaw taala, those people who commit sherek with Allah subhanaw taala

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Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has prohibited them paradise, they have been prohibited from Paradise. Now you can imagine you're created in this world, you've struggled and you strive as hard as you possibly can. And because of something that you did, that you didn't learn about [???] you didn't learn about It's dangerous. Allah subhanho wa Taala prevents you from entering paradise for an eternity, that you will never enter Paradise, that once you enter that Hellfire, you're not going to be taken out of it. Because you never bothered to learn about ship and it's dangerous. Now talking about the beauty of paradise. A lot of the times when you talk about the boat the beauty of

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Paradise, the brothers love to talk about the hotel aid, you know the ultimate pleasure in paradise but in reality

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We fail to realize that this is not the greatest blessing of paradise. This in reality is not the greatest blessing of paradise. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us about the greatest blessing of Paradise and a hadith narrated in Sahih Muslim. He mentions that two groups of people will see the face of Allah subhana wa tada

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and seeing the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the ultimate blessing. And Allah subhanaw taala shows us how through the prophets of Allah Hanyu center, he says to groups of people will see the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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something so beautiful that you'll want to keep looking at it over and over and over again. And you can imagine that it's something so great, so gratifying so satisfying, that it supersedes the pleasure of being with the holy. So he mentioned his two groups of people will see the face of Allah subhanaw taala the believers and the hypocrites. As for the disbelievers, they will never see the face of Allah subhana wa tada in its beautiful form. But in its beautiful form, the believers and the hypocrites will see it. As for the believers, it is obvious why that this is the ultimate reward the ultimate compensation for all this hard work in this dunya it is the ultimate reward and

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pleasure that they will feel in paradise. But as for the hypocrites, they will be shown the beautiful face of Allah subhanaw taala for a few seconds, while very few short limited amount of time, and then they will be thrown into the Hellfire forever. And Alice messengers have a lot on us and goes on to say that this ends up becoming their worst punishment, realizing that they could have been those individuals who could have seen and had the pleasure of seeing Allah subhana wa tada space. But Allah subhanho wa Taala punishes them for an eternity with regret and remorse, that they chose a way of hypocrisy. And thus, they keep punishing themselves from the inside. And it becomes

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the worst form of punishment that the hypocrites will have in the Hellfire, seeing something so beautiful, and then not being able to see it again.

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I remember when my teacher was explaining this to us, we couldn't really understand what this meant. So he explained to us that imagine you have a young child, and you have the young brothers in this room. Up until this point of time, he's never tasted chocolate. So if you were to put chocolate on the table, he has no idea what it is. He has no craving for it. No Longford, no desire for it. But take another child, instead, a child has tasted chocolate, the beauty of it, someone who loves chocolate now, if you were to give them a piece of chocolate, and you have like a whole container full of chocolate over here, and you tell that child that you can never have any more. Imagine what

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his reaction would be. That was the example that he gave us. And I am I was telling this to the bonus today. One of the most unique experiences I've ever had was when I had a stopover in the city of Geneva in Switzerland. And something very interesting about the airport over there is that they actually have a chocolate factory inside the airport. How many people have heard of mint chocolate, raise your hands please. Lindt chocolate. I mean, I think we can pretty much agree that finding might not be your favorite chocolate, but it's like definitely up there. It's like an amazing chocolate. So I remember I had like a six hour wait eight hour wait, you go to the chocolate. And

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for those of you who have seen Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, obviously that's what it looks like. Like they have this river of chocolate. And you think that it's going through mountains is like a pond. There's like chocolate trees there. And it's just unbelievable. And then from this chocolate river, you know, they give you a free sample of like pure liquid milk chocolate. They give you a little bit. You know, this is just like, I guess to entice you to buy their chocolate. They give you a little bit you try it and for me, like honestly, I've never had a drink like that amazing. Like when I thought about Alice vanilla. I can't imagine what this is gonna be like agenda.

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Like I couldn't picture that at that time. Because it was how it how amazing that was. No at that point in time. They only give you one and you ask for a second one. They're like sorry, you know, we can give it to you. And you're like, Okay, fine, I'm going to buy it. And they don't even let you buy it that you can just buy the chocolate you can buy like the short of liquid milk chocolate that they give you as a teaser, as they say, Alex the final This is torture and

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but humble alcohol. So an individual who forms ship with Allah subhanaw taala. He is going to be prevented from Paradise, and his ultimate destination is going to be the hellfire. Now we don't realize this because as human beings, we can't really perceive what an eternity is like, you know

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For us, if an hour goes by really, really slowly, we say that Oh man, this feels like an eternity. Because we don't really understand what an eternity is living 100 years compared to an eternity. It's not even like a percentile. You can't even make it a percentile because it's unlimited. An individual who goes to the Hellfire because of shirk, he's going to be there for an eternity mean that he's stuck there. He's not getting out of there. And he's going to be continued to be punished over and over and over again, wishing and praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah Take me out of the hellfire. But at that point, it's too late. You should have learned about Schick while you in

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this dunya so that you could have avoided it. And then we go on to point number three, which is schicke is the only sin that Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive up in until you repent from it, meaning you change your ways from schicke that is the only sin that Allah subhanho wa Taala requires that you make Toba from it or otherwise Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive you for it. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Nisa that those people who will perform ship with Allah subhanho wa Taala will not be forgiven, and he forgives anything lesser than that, to whom he pleases. So meaning any other sin you may have committed in your life that you feel

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remorse for that you feel regret were realized that the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada is there. There are lots of unknowns that Allah will forgive you and he wants to forgive you. Just seek His forgiveness and seek His pardon. And even if you forget, or become laksa days ago, Allah subhanho wa Taala possibly still could forgive you. But don't take that chance. But when it comes to schicke, that infinite mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala takes it away. That the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala does not come into play at that very time. Why? Because sherek is like someone who feeds you, someone who takes care of you, someone who grants you everything that you

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need, and everything that you want. And even after all of this, you go and thank someone other than him. That is what the essence of Schick is all about. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala will not forgive it. And this is why even even Masuda Raja Allahu taala who was asked about schicke he said antigen Allah He Nick de bajo la de hurlock. That it is to create a rival with Allah subhanho wa Taala. While he is the one who created you mean the one that brought you into existence, you're going to worship other than Him, you're going to thank others and him. This is what Allah subhanaw taala will not forgive it. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive it. Now, what are

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some of the practical ways that we can actually avoid shift? Number one is educating yourself. It is very important to educate yourself about schicke. Classically speaking, if you were to look into the books of Hadith, when they talk about schicke, they generally discuss it under the book of Eman. So if you take in particular Sahih Muslim,

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takes a Muslim and has roughly about 118 Hadith in this chapter. Go through these these Hadith one by one. And Mr. Muslim Rahim Allah, in summary describes all the acts of Schick and what you need to stay away from that is number one. Number two, there's a beautiful book called Kitagawa sahid, the book of monotheism, take this book, you know, it's short, maybe about 150 pages or so, study it, read it, and you will perfect your chart read and learn what shape is and you can stay away from it with the light. That's in terms of reading. In terms of lectures, I really haven't come across anything in detail, other than an explanation of guitar books have read this book, you know, was

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explained by our beloved brother and Chef yesterday. And after his first year of Medina, he came back to the city of Houston. And did I think a 16 part or 17 part explanation of guitar books are read. If you search on the internet, you can download it for free. Listen to these lectures, and it will be the greatest blessing with Allah it's either that you have ever a change. Number two, there's a drug that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged his companions to make. And that was that Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from shifts that are committed knowingly and unknowingly. So making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that all of us have ever committed [???]

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unknowingly. Please pardon me for it. And likewise, if I ever commit ship knowingly, then please guide me away from it. So this was a drama that the comparing is about the Allahu taala whom were taught. So if you take like a vocational, Muslim, you know the fortress of the believer, you can look up this door and memorize that with Allah hates Agha and number three, this is actually

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ultimate solution like action albies and light saga, you can attend this class called byte of guidance. Because in the English language as far as I know, nothing has been done to this degree at an academic level Wireshark is literally annihilated and refuted that anyone who attends this class, it is the ultimate establishment of proof on him, that he will never have an excuse thereafter to come and sit with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because I want to explain to you the story behind this actual class. This actual class took about five years in the making. One curriculum took five years in the making. And this curriculum was developed by chef yasir Qadhi. And what happened was that

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through five years, while he was pursuing his master's degree, he was compiling notes bit by bit, and our ultimate curriculum to study Islamic belief to study Islamic creed. And this class eventually became the light of guidance. And he used myself and two other brothers as quote unquote, guinea pigs for this class. So every week, the new code and the new material that he would prepare, he will try it out on us, and we criticize him and give feedback. Okay, this work this makes sense. This is easy to understand, okay, that's too difficult to change up the wording, make a difference. So for five years, and the machines have the promise of a robot itself, and we have some real

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interesting cases. You know, we studied this material, and it took five years in the making. And eventually when chef Yasser came back, this is what he calls his quote, unquote, baby. You know, this is like, his life's magnum opus, magnum opus, or whatever it's called, like his lifetime achievement. This is what his class was. Now, he asked us moving on to bigger and better things. And he's preparing a new class which is Akita for, so they needed an instructor to teach light and guidance. And I want to share a small story with you that when I grabbed when I was graduating from Medina, this is in 2007.

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Shift Muhammad Sharif actually sent me an email, saying that, you know, inshallah, when you come back, I'd like you to work for mclubbe and we're discussing these details. And we were discussing, you know, what subjects I would like to teach. So I told him, you know, the first thing my number one subject I want to teach is archaeology. storied, you know, it's my passion, something I really love to teach. So please, you know, whatever classes you give me give me that either classes. He never emailed me back.

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He got one of the workers. I don't know if you guys have met him, but brother North has never been to Calgary. Brother. No, say he must be back. He's like, Look, we have shaken into this unique PhD Nikita. We have yasir Qadhi masters in Akira from Medina, pursuing PhD at Yale, then we have you, you know, bachelors in shediac. From Athena, who do you think is going to teach the Akita classes, and you know, I was like, Man, that totally sucks. That is just terrible. But he's like, Look, maybe later on down the line, you'll get an opportunity to do so this is a heat saga. And this is this opportunity. You know, three years in the waiting, here's my chance to find a piece of letter

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guidance. And I'm really, really excited. Not only because I'm finally teaching this material, but it's in a city that I love so much, you know, a group of people that I love. And I find this to be like the ultimate blessing that when you think about sciences, when you think about aspects of knowledge, the most beneficial knowledge that you can ever attain is the knowledge that gives the ultimate amount of benefit. And with this class, delights Allah, you're protecting yourself from, from, from janome.

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You protecting yourselves from the Hellfire, this is the ultimate defense against the Hellfire, that fine, you know, your deeds are going to distinguish which level of Paradise you have. But your knowledge of tawheed and shake is what is going to protect you from the Hellfire behind the lights on. And you know, there is no other group of people that I want to share this with. Not even my fellow Montreal Canadian friends in Montreal, but you know, the City of Calgary and I was really happy to do that. So busy nights, and I hope that you brothers and sisters will come and partake in that class. Because without a shadow of a doubt, it is the most important class that any Muslim will

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take. Because it is about the relationship between the creation and the Creator. It is about the rights of the creation and the rights of the Creator. It is about our sole purpose of creation in this world. And that is to worship Allah subhana wa Tada, what is worshiping Islam actually mean? I want to share two really interesting parts of this class. And obviously all of it is interesting, but two parts that really stick out. I've already mentioned one of them. They're all of the tactics that the people who come and shake with Allah subhanho wa Taala use, we're going to refute and annihilate each and every one of them. And the second interesting part of this class is how to prove

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the existence of God to an atheist. You know, when you're in university, you find all these weird people were like, you know, I don't believe in God.

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Through the existence of God to me, and they want like some sort of miracle to happen, obviously that miracle isn't going to happen. But through a logical chain of events, you can actually prove to them the existence of God. And this reaffirms your faith in Allah subhanaw taala because, well as believers as Muslims, we submit to the Quran and the Sunnah. The people who don't believe in Allah will not submit to the Quran and the Sunnah, so they need something else. So this is our ultimate guide on how to prove to an atheist, the existence of God. And then you have the spiritual aspect of this class as well. Because as we know, our worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not just about

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salop, and zakka, and fasting, and other than that, but one of the greatest aspects of manifestation of our worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is seen in our patients, in times of trial. It is seen in our reliance and tawakkol in Allah subhanho wa Taala, when we need it the most. And likewise, it is seen in our love of Allah subhanaw taala and love of the Prophet and love of the believers, and likewise hatred of all evil and everything that alights This is the spiritual aspect of the class. And you will see that there's so many other aspects of the class. I wish I could just stand up and start teaching the class. No, I don't want to wait two weeks. I wish I could do that. But we realize

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the other two weeks coming in, we want to have one of the best classes. Actually, I don't want to say the best class because that might sound really proud and arrogant. But without a shadow of a doubt. One of the best classes you will ever have in the City of Calgary with the knight sada and we pray that Allah subhana wa tada rises Sophie. So my dear brothers and sisters, you've given given a small glimpse into the importance of studying shirk, that when we talk about the Shahada, Allah subhana wa tada says La ilaha illAllah that we negate everything other than Allah to be worshipped. And we affirm pure worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, so that negation precedes affirmation, and

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this negation is known as Schick. It is the most despicable act in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. So much so that he will not forgive an individual who dies upon this act, but he will forgive anything other than that. Likewise, he threatened to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that even you owe Mohammed and the messengers before you that if they were to commit shake, your actions would be turned into null and void, they will be turned in to scattered dust. And likewise, Allah subhanho wa Taala will prevent the person who falls into shake from the greatest pleasures, not only of that agenda, but also from seeing the beautiful face of Allah subhana wa Tada. Literally, if this

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is not reasonable enough to learn about schicke I really don't know what is. So I hope to see all of you visit nightowl again in two weeks, to Zack Mullah Hara. And with that we'll open the floor for questions and answers, primarily pertaining to the subject. And then if not anything else, that you brothers and sisters wish. But before that, I want to share a funny story with you.

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Generally speaking, when you do question and answers, you know, there's usually a moderator and an emcee. And as a speaker, you tend to trust the moderator and the emcee that he's going to make the wisest and best decision for the speaker that is not going to send up a question that is going to put this speaker in a very difficult situation. Now, sadly, in the city of Edmonton, I made the mistake of trusting my moderator and emcee because we did question answers in written form, and you do it in written form, so you can screen questions. So the second question that was asked, was Solomonic was the ruling on oral sex in Islam? And I was like, Man, what is wrong with this guy? You

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have kids who are literally like eight years old in the audience, then you had those old uncle's like 5060 years old, they're already frowning. You know, they're already really, really upset. And I'm like, at this time, you know, what did you tell the audience?

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And what did I tell the audience

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that I will not share with you?

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So we'll open the floor for questions answers.

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Go for it.

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Right

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Okay Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah de vida de wasabi woman, Wanda, my bad

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when it comes to those individuals that, as you say, do not worship other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, I would say that this is a very, very rare breed. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a very clear example. And I want to tell you how I remember memorize this particular ayah. Growing up, I was a very, very big basketball fan. And as we know, Michael Jordan started off with number 23. He retired the first time and then he came back, does anyone remember what number he came back with? He came back with 45. So if you look into the code on number three, number 45 is number 23. Allah subhanho wa Taala. He mentions in this ayah that have you seen that individual who takes his own

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desires as his Lord, he takes his own desires as his Lord. So I will say that, first of all, I would understand that the type of person you're describing is very, very rare. And I would not say that he exists. Number two, is that under the presumption that he does exist, I will probably say that he falls into this category, that he's taken his own whims and desires as his Lord. And number three, our further adds to this is that we mentioned at the beginning of this lecture, that Allah subhanaw taala created something called the fitrah. And this fifth era, it just needs to be ignited, it just needs to be triggered, and then it ultimately leads towards Islam. This is why the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that anyone who hears my name will not be excused of ignorance. And suddenly the manager, he pauses and says, anyone who hears my name, he hears about the name Muhammad, or he hears about the religion of stuff or hears about Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thereafter, he will have no excuse of ignorance. So if he's heard about his heard about Muhammad, heard about Allah, and he didn't further research it, then he will not be excused due to ignorance. But under the presumption, let's just say, we go back 100 years, there's no CNN, no BBC, no internet, this individual lives on an isolated island, him, you know, a couple of cows and some

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goats and sheep, and that's all there is on the island. He's never heard of Islam, and he dies without worshipping anyone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. These people are given the title of Annie Fatah, the people have the time, meaning that these people will be raised on your piano, and you will be told to follow a messenger and a prophet. As they follow their messenger and prophet and obey Him. They will enter Paradise. If they disobey Him, they will enter the hellfire. And one of these people.

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What they're actually called is an alpha as Hanif. They actually existed prior to the time of the Prophet sallallahu. It was set up. Does anyone remember his name? Go for it.

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Sorry, was it you have the name? I just didn't hear? No, fail? Nope.

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Nope. You have the less incorrect. You're missing the first. No, not workable enough. He was actually a Christian priest. Go for it.

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zeta nama evanoff an excellent so said he was from these group of hanifah he had a son whose name was saved say that he came to the Father Salaam Salaam. And he said yes to the law. What is going to be the state of my father mean that he died? Someone who didn't worship anyone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. But nor did he clearly worship Allah subhanho wa Taala as the Sharia came to legislate what will be his state? Before we saw a lot of Anu Selim said that on the Day of Judgment, when my followers will be behind me, when the followers of Muslim will behind him be will be behind Musa they will no firm will be an oma by himself will be nation by himself. So there is that odd

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exception to the rule that those of you who didn't hear about Islam, they will be raised by themselves and they will be tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala. If they pass that test, they will go into paradise. And if they feel then the ultimate destination is the hellfire.

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Allah who

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a question says, a friend asked me a question I could not answer. If angels do not have free will. How did a police make the decision to this obey Allah subhanho wa Taala excellent question.

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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was so happy when neither am I but

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there's actually a very, very small difference of opinion amongst the scholars was a police from the angels or from the jinn. Because Allah subhana wa tada when he talks about his creation that was supposed to prostrate to either mighty Salaam. He says, What is when I didn't melodica that when we told the angels to make sense that to Allah subhanaw taala

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So, therefore, a small group of scholars, we understood that at least was in fact in Angel. And then he disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala. But in reality, it is the exact opposite, it bleeds was from the most righteous, pious and knowledgeable of the jinn. So much so that Allah subhanho wa Taala elevates elevated his status and rank that he included them that included him amongst the melodica so when he told the mother aka and a police was amongst them, a police was the one who disobeyed. He was the one who had free will and disobeyed Allah subhana wa tada whereas the angels, Allah subhana wa tada mentions in sort of the hareem that they do everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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commands, they do not have the ability to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala. So at least in reality was not from the angels. He was rather from the jinn. And it was due to his against that he disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala. And therefore, he turned out to be who he is. Now only an interesting note over here, that news is totally a tangent from everything, but just something to reflect upon the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala then when we talk about the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and the answering of the eyes, its applications, we generally think that Allah subhanho wa Taala will only answer the eyes of the righteous and the extremely pious. But I want you to look at

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the worst of creation, the most despicable of creation, at least himself. He made to our to Allah subhanho wa Taala and supplicated to Allah, O Allah, give me respect, till the Day of Judgment, and out of all the creation of a lot, he ends up having the longest life. He existed before as demonic Salaam, and he will be the last creation to die on the day of judgment or just before the day of judgment. And even though he was who he was evil, despicable, filthy, most of creation, Allah subhanho wa Taala still accepted his door, not because he was righteous, or he had done some sort of good deed, but rather that is how great the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that even someone

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like at least can have the answer? And this is why sometimes you find it amazing that as Muslims, people who submit to Allah subhanaw taala, when Allah doesn't answer our doors right away, how hasty we become, and how hopeless we become, and the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala brothers and sisters of Allah will answer the driveway, please trust me, each and every one of you is a billion times better than at least he will just He will answer your to our just give it a bit of time visiting the heat's on.

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Next question, actually, let's take a question from the floor. Anything go ahead?

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Is that major or minor shift? Okay, number one,

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in terms of what does this I actually mean? It means that someone who cannot constrain himself to the study of Allah subhanho wa Taala, meaning that he hates the city of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he wants to live his life in quote, unquote, ultimate freedom, no laws, no regulations, pretty much what secular democracies, you know, promote that everyone is free to do whatever they like, except to practice Islam pretty much.

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And that's what the eye is actually referring to people who want to know law, this is what the eyes actually referring to. So their way of life becomes purely just following their whims and desires. eating chocolate would not fall into that. However, you know, the other major sins would eventually fall into that. And what was your second question? It is that major or minor? schicke?

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Allah Subhana Allah knows best. But the term that's being used over here is Illa. Right? The term Illa means that you literally worship that way of life. I mean, someone whose body habits, bad sleeping habits, or any other form, even cigarette smoking, it's a bad habit. I wouldn't say that this is equivalent to committing shipped with a lust panel. It's not minor indefinitely, not major. We'll

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take a question from the cards.

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Actually, these are already

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to women's issues.

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I will address them at night. So question number one, we'll answer all three of them tonight Sana number one is it haram for girls to wear pants?

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And the answer is no, it is not haram for women to wear pants. However, however a very big however,

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you have to wear something over it. Meaning if those pants are going to be tight, you should wear something long, like a jilbab like a really, really long shirt that goes down past your knees so that your aura is not exposed. So there's nothing wrong with wearing pants. However, you should wear something long over it, preferably in a biology lab of sorrow or something of that nature.

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Number two is nose piercing haram because Hindu women pierced their noses. And the answer to that is that interestingly enough nose piercing actually existed during the time of the Sahaba de la Hong Kong. And when the companions or the love on him saw this, they did not make any of this meaning that he did not reject or rebuke lists and