Ramadan 2016 – Surat al-Baqarah – Day 30

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Ramadan 2016 Exclusive: Surat al Baqarah Day 30 by Nouman Ali Khan

July 4, 2016

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I've been talking every day for 30 years.

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I mean days

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How do you guys survive somehow? must have been some of the best sleep you've had your whole life. It's good

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those chairs really help some people.

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Just

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your mind goes so high your room travels, you know, like

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got a couple of minutes.

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Here we are. Okay. So inshallah huhtala Today is our final session. Some of you may be sad about that. I think that's very strange. You should be relieved. Alhamdulillah we survived 30 consecutive sessions. Well As always, except you're sitting in the gurus and hearing something about the Quran. Allah azza wa jal accepted for me trying to teach something about the Quran and study it and May Allah overlook the mistakes we've all made.

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These inshallah Allah today's session is a little bit more brief than the usual sessions I'm going to be going over hopefully three I art and industry allies presenting an overview of much of the discourse on the Israelites. You'll notice in the previous passages as I went through them as I reached the conclusion of a passage, I'd give you a structural overview. Here's the subject matter. Here's how it was covered. Here's how it was organized. I haven't gotten a chance to do that with this passage on the Israelites yet because we haven't reached its conclusion. You kind of have to get to it number 120 121. Before you can look back from the from 40 all the way to 121 and see the

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bigger picture and see how it all comes together in in beautiful intricate fashion. In any case today we begin in Sharla with IRA number 87 where Eliza just says well aka Dr. Tina moussaka, and we certainly had given musala cylinder line so far the only prophet really extensively talked about is Busan, Islam. So he's coming back and offering us digest, but then saying what cofina mean by the Hebrew Rasul and we

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I reinforced and we created continuity thereafter even after him. And you could say immediately after him and you could also say for a long period after him with messengers. Now this is a very interesting use of language in the Quran, cafe na casa. They say in Arabic we at the manor at bat to follow up meaning one messenger came, another came another came and other came, there was this nonstop continuity of prophets and messengers for the Israelites. But the word Casa or Kapha in Arabic, isn't just about following, it's actually about following in harmony. That's why lines of poetry are called coffea are pieces of poetry are called a coffee. Why? Because it synchronizes the

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number of syllables, how it flows, and it's got this rhythm to it. And it basically it's like Lego pieces clicking together kind of thing, right? So it's not just that Allah sent profits. It's the fact that these profits were so synchronized in their message that they would literally mimic as far as their character. And as far as the fundamental teachings, they had to offer people exactly the same thing. They weren't interested in teaching humanity, some new and previously undiscovered, you know, treasure that is now all of a sudden going to convince convince them of the truth, the essential principles that Allah calls humanity to have always been the same. nowhere is that more

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evident in my opinion, then sort of shout out Allahu Allah on the 26th of the Quran. For taco LA. De La Hoya, do it over and over again, you find the phrase, be cautious of a lot and obey me, be cautious of Allah and obey me this this is now this interesting. The interesting thing about that is, that same phrase is used by a new holiday, salam, Salam Alaikum, Salaam srivalli ceram. It's used by Masada, it's used by several prophets, across the ages, across cultures across languages that are centuries apart from each other, and maybe regions and continents apart from each other in some cases, and yet, they're saying exactly the same thing. That's the idea of duck fear, the idea

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of continuity without a break. And this is actually one of the most powerful evidence is used in the Koran, when dealing and when, when calling the People of the Book, the Jewish and the Christian communities, to the face of Islam. This is actually one of the fundamentals that's used. For instance, in the case of the Christians, one of the core arguments that rests at the heart of many denominations of Christianity is Jesus is Lord and Savior. And he came, you know, he's the promised Son of God. And he is the greatest event that has ever happened in human history has coming. And because because of him, the sins of humanity have been paid for and the path to salvation has been

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opened. You can tell I listened to a lot of sermons on Sundays. But anyway,

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I do my due diligence on this stuff. But anyway, so. So if that's the case, if this is such a big deal for all of humanity, isn't it noteworthy that every prophet that came before that Allah sent with revelation should have been telling people about the coming of the Son of God, or all their, their sins will be forgiven, and even before he comes, you should believe in him so your sins can be forgiven? This is if this is such a big deal, then everyone before should have been foretelling His coming and handling it very explicitly, indirectly. And the Christian will argue will actually they did say things like the Comforter, or the upright one. And there are, you know, these kinds of

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predictions in the Torah and the Old Testament there are, but the upright one is not the same as the Son of God, like you're saying, nor is the Comforter, nor is any of the other, you know, backlit or any other any other variations that have been used in the Greek reference in the Hebrew Bible. They don't ever referred to some partly Divine Creature that is going to come and save humanity. So we argue that what we're saying about our Prophet sallallahu wasallam, is actually consistent as far as a message is concerned with what every prophet of the Bible has already said, from from Adam as a slob. No honey, Sarah, hey, Melissa Mousavi. Sarah, what you're calling to as far as a faith in

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Allah is the same. It's the same God that's being called towards, right. So there's no lack of, you know, there's no no synchronization that needs to be done artificially, that we need to tell you what they said and what these one said, and match it together. No. And actually, part of the role of the Quran is to remove those distortions, those unfortunate lies that were deliberately and sometimes just because of the lack of care, over time in history added in to the text of the Bible, the things that were said about prophets that should never have been said, the things that were said about their message that should never have been said. And in summary, Allah is saying those prophets

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are not to blame. That's the people who transcribe their message. You have the funa, whom embody Morocco, who they edited it after even having understood it, and in one word, he absolves the profits from deviating from the central message. Like they all stayed on point. What's that one word? Athena la casa de higurashi. We continue them in St.

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with each other one after the other with messengers. Now the other important thing and this is so far is the use of the word of Rasul, which has translated messengers. And then of course, in Islamic Studies, there's a long debate about the difference between prophets nebby, and BIA, and messengers, outhustle, and some people have argued there is no difference between them. Some people have argued there's a massive difference between them. Some have argued all of them are prophets, because messenger is basically a special role given to a prophet. So when a messenger has a more important responsibility above and beyond receiving revelation, that are what is the other way around when

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when a prophet has higher responsibility, he becomes a messengers for nabee and lawsuit. Nabhi comes from the word Nava, which means news. Anyone who receives news of the unseen receives revelation is a Nabhi. But our soul is a little bit different. It comes from the word risala. And risala means a message. And also another term for Roseville in the Quran is also an mursaleen, the ones that were sent to a little bit it's a different variation, it's in you know, it's the

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it's a maroon, it's the passive participant as opposed to the active participle the semaphore, which means the ones that are sent. Now that's a little bit different. So let me compare that for a little bit for you. You have people like Yaqoob alayhis. Salam, who if you study, the Quran is not preaching to a nation and warning them the destruction is coming. And if they don't listen to his message, then they're going to be consequences, nor is he showing the miracles, etc, et cetera, et cetera. When you study aku Valenzuela, you're learning about a man who tried to raise good children. And he he received revelation. And he was inspired by the fact that his young son, Yusuf Ali Salaam,

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also seems to have the gift Allah has given him that he's going to be receiving revelation also, right. Hello.

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Okay.

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Okay, so what was I saying something about Islam?

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Yes, yes. Okay. Yusuf Alayhi. Salam, he is not. I mean, he worked under a king, right? That's what we learned. He didn't Malik he worked under the Constitution of a king. But unlike Musa, who's preaching to the Pharaoh, Yusuf Alayhi Salam is actually part of the government and helping out and there's no mention of him trying to convert, though later on, there is a reference to it, a passing reference to it in Surah tilapia, that when Yusuf Alayhi Salam died, that actually the pharaohs they even said Lenny of lumea bathala, who invited the hero Sula, Allah will not be appointing another messenger again. So we think of him as a Nabhi all the time. But after his passing, it seems, we

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learn, you know, from an indirect reference mentioned by the Egyptians themselves, that you people were the ones who said, Allah won't be sending another one appointing another messenger again. In other words, he did have a message when he was in a position of prominence, he decided to deliver the message. So it wasn't just a, you know, a pass him received the revelation for himself kind of a prophet. Now the difference between them seems to be very clear and the Quran in some respects, it's not so clear. in other respects, it is very clear in some respects, I'll highlight a couple of quick ones. messengers seem to be people that are on a mission on a very particular mission to deliver a

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very particular message to a deformed nation, to a nation that is falling apart. And their job is to actually set the core straight for that nation. And it's also happened that messengers were, were viciously opposed. They were viciously opposed. And it even came to a point where people tried to kill messengers, but they always failed. Nobody was ever able to try able to kill a messenger and Allah alludes to that reality in the Quran. Also, when he says Khattab Allahu Allah only been an hour Rosalie, Allah has mandated Allah has decreed, I will certainly overcome I and my messengers. And that clearly is a reference to what happens in this world, not in the next. Because in the next

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world, it is not just a loss messengers that overcome it's actually all believers that overcome and secondly, the idea of well about the idea of dominance doesn't fit the afterlife. the afterlife is more about the law of success. But the idea of overcoming and overpowering and being dominant is it is a worldly concept. And so the law says he's dictated that he and his messenger shall overcome that it doesn't fit the picture of the afterlife, but rather have this one. In other words, messengers, yes, people tried to overcome them. But the people that did a lot overcame them. Like in the case of new holiday, salaam, those words are so poetic and so beautiful. You know, what hamana

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who Allah, Allah Han would do so tragedy be a uni not just a lemon, kind of goofy, so amazing. He says, we boarded him on now you all know he was boarded onto the ark. But Allah doesn't call it the ark. He doesn't, you could have called it on full can that would have been the ark and it's done and it's actually the word the word float on the table.

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Engine is literally an arc shaped vessel Falak is actually an orbit that's oval shaped something that's not quite a circle is called a fellow Korra folk. So anyway, he doesn't say you know that he'd be boarded him onto an fulco only he says, Be either that allow him to do so. we boarded him on something made up of just planks and nails. Like he literally just calls it a bunch of planks and nails and what why would he say that? He says that because at the end of the day, this ship wasn't meant to survive the kind of catastrophe that was going to hit humanity. It is only these planks and nails had no power to save anyone except for londonwill and literally in the language Ally's

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describing how new honey salon goes after every single plank and every single nail that Allah Han will do. So the GDP our union, that that sales away under our watch, that floats under our watch, Jessica Lehman Canna coffee, that's a compensation for someone who was disbelieved in, in other words, the likes talking about New Orleans, Sam that he was disbelieved in as a messenger, so he'll he gets to be rescued. He gets to be dominant, literally, and everybody else is underneath. For one lady Holla Holla Hola, Ana de la. You know, they were they were the ones who drowned. So now, when so messengers are people that aren't dominated in the worldly sense, if you compare this to MBR the

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Quran actually says in this surah and in the next surah and other places also Yep, toluna NaVi NaVi rydel, Huck, you have to Luna via a big hurricane. They killed profits, without any justification or without the right to do so. So the idea is now the profits were in fact overcome in this life. So there does seem to be a difference. For those who argue there's absolutely no difference I offer yet another bit of you know, small insight from the Quran min Debian Voila.

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Voila, soon Quran will use the phrase nebia and those who together in the same ayah,

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neither prophet nor messenger, that's the snippet I'm sharing with you, neither prophet nor messenger or neither messenger nor prophet. When Allah does that the principle of Arabic rhetoric is alleged Mr. Tanaka, when two things come together synonyms come together, the point is that they're not the same. The point is to highlight that they're actually different from each other. If you call somebody a Muslim, or you call somebody a woman, it's fine. But if you say neither a Muslim Nora movement, then you're highlighting that there is in fact a difference between Muslim and woman. So the same way when you put Prophet and Messenger, the same ayah, then intent from by intent

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purposefully allows distinguishing these two entities. Now in this ayah, Allah is saying, he's not the only messenger sent with we reinforced him with other messengers as well, which means they carried a unique, distinct message. Now how are we to understand that the Torah is the actual message, and that was given to who who was Torah given to Muslim Islam. So all the others should have been simply just prophets not a unique message of their own. But actually, as you learn in history, the entire Torah was obliterated. It was completely destroyed, there was not a piece of it left. And unless sent messengers, to rewrite, to read, restore, like Isaiah is an ancillary column

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in the Bible to rewrite the Torah. Again, now he's a messenger of Toronto again. And then the Toronto was so altered, that by the time Jesus comes, he certainly Salam comes, that he actually Allah didn't just reveal the gospel to him. And then Jean, or Arne says you Allah Mahal. Kita will hikmah Torah well in G. Allah will teach him the book, the law, the wisdom, the Torah, and the MG. In other words, esala salaam is a scholar of the Torah from Revelation. He didn't have to learn from the rabbi's to learn the Torah. He learned the original, and he could literally hear them recite the Torah and tell them there's a word you change, there's a word you change. There's a law you change.

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The actual ayah is like this. That's why they hated his guts, like they really hated him. And can you imagine a messenger who knows the book of Allah, the Torah, and he listens to people who claim to be scholars recite that same book in a distorted and corrupted fashion, how offended he would be by them. And if you understand that context, you'll appreciate how how, like not, no holds barred Jesus was when it came to the rabbi's. He was really offensive. you'd call them all kinds of names that are on the spirit and I've made reference to that before. But notice now, the chain began with Moosa What are tenemos el Kitab? La Casa de la Rosa Okay, lots of messengers came fine.

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What are they not in Santa Maria malvehy, not a Yahoo bureau Hello, kudos. And we gave Isa the son of Miriam clear, miraculous signs, and we aided him with Rocco does the spirit of the holy which the Bible calls the Holy Spirit basically, right. And this is a reference to Gabriel to jabril AlHassan. Now, this is interesting on a few accounts, he certainly said I was the only messenger in the Koran that is mentioned with his mom.

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As a matter of fact, he's the only one mentioned with his parent. You don't find Mohammed dibny Abdullah, you don't find that? You don't find Sila hibino. Messiah. No, you don't find that. But when it comes to Isa to Jesus, he says Ave Maria, over and over again. And Lisa, even Maria, why. And the other thing is for the Arab ear for the Semitic ear also, when they heard even, the next word they want to hear is the name of a man.

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But they hear is a IGNOU money, and this is a shocker. So you don't say that you actually are supposed to reference the Father. And that's why even the entire name of a nation it was given by the Father's name, to this day in majority societies in the world, your identity is determined by the name you adopt From who? From your father. So that's why the Israelites are called but who is he deny Israel, children of Israel, children of the Father, right, Israel, were humanity. One of the names of humanity is not children of Hawa. We call ourselves children of Amina, she's our mom. But that's the that's the dominant usage in culture, across this across majority societies in the world.

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Your identity comes from your father, but Allah goes out of his way to say Risa if new Maria and in this case for Athena, a Santa Maria, to highlight a couple of things, one, because when she gave birth to Jesus, when she gave birth to Lisa de Sara, she was accused of having an illegitimate child. And that's the worst accusation you can make against the dignified woman, especially a believing woman. You know, that's the worst, slanderous thing you can possibly say. And Allah decided, that until the day of judgment, the final revelation will be recited. And every time you honor this messenger, you'll have to honor his mother.

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Like those who tried to humiliate her, failed in such a way that even in this final revelation, every time we pronounce his name's Subhana, Allah, we say every number you have known him the son of mine so hard Allah, it's incredible. Then other there's another interesting side note since Adam alayhis salam has come up and he certainly Salam has come up, right? Really, really interesting his peculiar qualities of the Quran that sometimes just leave me baffled a level saying surah Allah and Ron he's gonna say in masala Isa in the law, he come SLE Adam holla comin terrafirma kala, Allah who can fire Kuhn, he says, the example of Jesus as far as God is concerned is the is the like, likeness

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of Adam. So to him, Adam and Islam and he sadly, some are not that different. There's a commonality to them. And he adds, he didn't just say, Adam is like Jesus, he added in the law, he as far as allies concerned or with Allah, they're the same. Now, that's an interesting phrase that occurs, which is that I did I say it occurs again. Okay, this is the seventh time that this that Adam Allison's name is mentioned. If you study Quran from the beginning, when that idea comes up, Adam has mentioned and Lisa has mentioned, it's the seventh time Adam has mentioned, and it's the seventh time he says mentioned in order, and if you go past it, Adam is going to be mentioned another 18

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times. And Isa is also going to be mentioned another 18 times in an oral tradition, exactly the number of times Adam is mentioned, is the number of times a sign is mentioned in a salon. And ally himself says the example of Isa, as far as ally is concerned is just like the example of Adam, even in frequency even though they're not next to each other. It's mind boggling how Allah does that. So how to love and even that by the time that statement comes, the number of mentions before and the number of mentions after are exactly the same six before and three times that after Subhanallah, you know, and I'm curious even about the three times, but anyway, we'll get to that later. Well, artina

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in Santa Maria well, by unit we gave a Santa Santa Maria, all kinds of miracles we gave them we gave him the purest of miracles, self evident truths, you can call it but you know also what he had an aha, this is where it gets interesting. We aided him Bureau has called us with the Holy Spirit. And the thing is, we know in Islam that the angel that brings revelation is actually a goddess, which means he's the same rural goddess, who helped Moosa. He's the same roof encoders who helped doubt it, Sarah, who at the Rosetta, they set up it's the same local kudos that helped Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, it's the same messenger with that same job of delivering revelation. That's what

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he does. But why specifically highlight him with Isa? Some I've looked at the biblical subtext behind this and illustrated that this is actually a law coming to not only dignify Miriam, because they did a few things right? They tried to dishonor the salesianum by calling him an illegitimate child. Of course, by doing so they're also doing

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Trying to dishonor Miriam. But later on in life when they were constantly being questioned about the alterations of the Torah, they started insulting jabril Elisa. And so I'll show you something that happens. I'll read something off from the Bible to you. Then he went home and the crowd came together again, this is referring to Jesus, and so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it. They went out to restrain him for people were saying, he has gone out of his mind. So there were people that wouldn't they would got so sick, they couldn't even eat. Somebody came mutes and became blind. And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said he has buildable by and by the

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ruler of the demons that he has cast him out. In other words, a Saturday Salaam, cured people and Quran makes reference to this he cured people and the rabbi's said he actually calls on the giant demon bizible he calls on him and gets that jinn to kick out these other jinn. So he's he's just calling on James he's just a devil worship are calling engines, that he doesn't get help from God Allah, Allah Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala, he gets help from the jinns and later on, you find in the same passage, Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins. These are the words of Jesus in the Bible. Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins, and whatever

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blasphemies they utter, but whoever blast themes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of eternal sin. And for that, they say he has an unclean spirit. And by the way, the idea of being unclean, was it right dirty or unclean. The opposite of it, the extreme opposite of it is actually goddess. Holy, pure clean. Allah calls him what he did ah hoo boo, hell causes we aided him with the pure spirit. In other words, when somebody says,

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Lisa Addison receives help from a dirty spirit, Allah says, No, that's a clean spirit. Right? So it's actually contrasting their violation against a Saudi seller. In doing so the Quran has done something very important. It's actually pinpointed a problem of the Jewish community as they live in Medina. They're being told this is not the first messenger you've done a crime against you're you're denying the message given by jabril Arden Salaam, the second time you already did this with Isa y de la COVID. Oh, hello, does sokola Ma, Giacomo sunon, malata and Foucault, every time a messenger came to you, with something your inner selves didn't like, is stuck about Tom, you became arrogant

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Safaricom concept of a concept alone, then a group among you there are group you just call liars. You just demonize them, and you basically D legitimize them and call them liars. And another group you killed. Well, funny conduct alone. Now what is this a reference to? It's actually reference to the rabbi's that are now being directly challenged for what they say on behalf of the Torah. Listen to this part carefully. The rabbi's were now the authority that speaks on behalf of God's law, the Torah, the book of God, and when they speak on behalf of it, sometimes they said the past rulings that just don't have any evidence in the book. They just passed these rulings that don't have a

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standing. And the common masses of people don't have knowledge of the book to challenge them. They don't have the wherewithal to be able to question that your this ruling that you created is not based actually even contradicts revelation. How can you pass this ruling? Nobody can challenge them. On top of that they created a culture with the rabbi's were actually holier and closer to God than everybody else. So questioning them feels almost blasphemous, it's like you're questioning himself. To give you a pair of parallel if you for example, or a revering Muslim come to the masjid every day, and you have any mom you have a lot of respect for. And one day your mom just says something

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crazy. Like he just says something really out there. And the thought comes to you maybe I should go to him and ask. I don't know if that sounds right. You know, I don't think that's correct. The more qualified the moment is, the more hesitant you will be to say something.

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The more the more intimidating he looks, the more holier he looks, or the add on his beard is way too big. I don't think I can. Because if it was like this much I would have been okay. But it's this much, which means he can't be wrong, you know? And he's got the Superman thing. Yeah, on top. So like that's like, we can like this practically floating in the air, so I can't really question it. And then when someone does, somebody comes along and says, Look, I'm not a scholar. But what you're saying seems to contradict this idea. Or I don't understand how that can go in line with this Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, or how can you say this when the incident that happened in his

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life was like this. And I see a clear contradiction here. Maybe I'm not understanding it. Maybe you can help me understand. If you simply even in a civil way, in a respectful way, raise that question. What happens to you? Well, two things happen. First, you can Captain are very contextual. And that's the conclusion. Every time they brought he brought you something that your own selves didn't like now put it in context, who's bringing

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What Lisa was bringing original thought to the rabbi's of the Torah.

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And he's saying that's what Torah says. And they say, Who are you to tell me? Where did you get your agenda from? I studied under Rabbi so and so and so I have this many ijazah I have this many certifications. I have, you know, qualified alum, you're gonna challenge me? How old are you anyway? When did you learn a lot? Well, when he was a baby, so this is not Child's Play was not play, but it is certainly for this child. Anytime a salon, he can question you. And when he did, they got really offended. Who does he think he is? How dare he asked these questions. And that's what a law called is stuck. Berto, you became arrogant. You became this statement. arrogance is actually here pointed

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at a corrupt breed of scholarship that cannot stand being questioned or told there's a contradiction in what they're saying that it doesn't represent a last book, that there's a problem. They are closing what a law open or opening or a law closed. You can restrict what Allah meant to keep open and you can't open what Allah meant to restrict. You can't do it, and you will be challenged. But they it actually hits them personally, it's not a matter of let's get to the bottom of what Allah wants me being questioned after my lecture, somebody comes and says, I disagree with what you said, Here, here. And here. My attitude is supposed to be here's why I thought it's correct. Here are my

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evidences. What do you think why do you think this is incorrect? What are your evidences? Because sincerely, I want to know how close you and I can get to the truth, our loyalty is not to our opinion, or to our self esteem, or to our reputation, our loyalties to the truth. And so if there is when somebody brings up something, somebody says, what about this ayah? And I say, I didn't think about that before. Or I didn't even realize I'm supposed to change my position. I'm supposed to say you're right. Or if I know something better, I'll say, Well, actually, yes, this ayah. But you're not looking at it correctly. I would look at it this way, this way. And this way, there'll be a

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discussion, there at least be a discussion. But this problem is that of a class of people that don't just be on question. The the scholars have said,

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Why did they say?

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What are you saying? What do you mean? Why did they say what are you a scholar? You got to say that, so now you're gonna be like, D legitimize conductor. And if you're in certain countries, then even today, well for Econ, talk to law, and you're gonna get killed

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or killed. There are places in the Muslim world, I probably can't go.

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I can't, not because I say stuff because I ask stuff. Because he's not supposed to be asking. You know, and since the internet is not a place where you can kill people from directly

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because often, it's just people dedicated. I'm not even I don't care about myself. People send me videos about you know what they're saying about you in this video, or they have that much time.

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They dedicated hours to listen to my lectures and fine minute number 43. Second number 22. He said this, I was like, that's a lot of time, bro.

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You could have like, played ping pong or something like you could have physically enhanced yourself in some way or read a book or read Quran.

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Or you so I'm flattered. But I don't have the time to watch an hour long, like refutation of whatever. You were supposed to have checks and balances. Yes, we're supposed to have scholars, teachers, mentors that can look at what we say or correct us. And you know, it's a learning process for all of us. Nobody's perfect, right? You know, as I do Neela, Billy acaba Madhava, Rashida, not lilavati, here, a crab, the Acrobat? mahadasha. May Allah guide me to that which is closer to guidance, not the closest, because if that's him even impossible, all we can do is take steps closer and closer and we're on a journey, you know? And along that journey, it's okay if you say I did, I

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took a misstep, take a step back and say, Okay, let's let's fix it. But for, for these people, they just they had to find something to go after a salon. And they, they even in their in their hatred of him, they wouldn't even spiritually lace around. Now, I want to close with this, I have a very interesting idea. And so how to lie. That's why I'm a proponent. Some people and you noticed in this series, I quoted a lot of the Bible. I call it a lot of the Old Testament, and even some parts of the New Testament and some extra biblical literature as well. And I feel that's very, very important to do. And some people say stuff that a lot. He's calling the Bible, people are gonna get confused,

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they're gonna get messed up, they're gonna fall into here. Next thing you know, they're gonna wear a crucifix and you know, they're gonna start celebrating, they're going to start coming to gym on a Saturday and in turn into a synagogue, chill out, chill out. The reason why it's important to understand the biblical and the Jewish and the Christian and that previous civilization, subtext, what is it that they were thinking when they heard the Quran? When they heard that when the Quran says Messiah, Deacon Limavady, it confirms what they have. If I don't know what they have, how do I know what it's confirming? You see, when the

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Mohammed Ali, the book came to watch over their books. So if I don't know what the book says, How do I know what it's watching over? How will they know what it's watching over? The comparison, the commonalities between between us and the Christian and Jewish people is necessary. There are beautiful commonalities. And then there are some very vivid differences. And those differences need to be brought forward in a respectful way, by quoting their own books, so they can also see, where do you here's where we disagree with you. You don't have to agree with us, but you at least now know where we stand. Where our differences are with you. This is one of those places, that's just man

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SubhanAllah. It's so amazing. Well, corluka Luna has just a statement, they said Our hearts are now the word in Arabic is wolf. And this baffled him of a pseudo like, there's so much commentary on one, right? So let me go through some of the opinions with you in a nutshell. oils can come from the word, a lot of which is our wrapping. We'll do speakers here no half an hour will afford our right like a blanket or something some wrapping. You can have a villafana book also, you see those some of those, especially Pakistani massage, they have the wrapping with this, the sparkly stuff on it. And when you read the Koran, your hands are sparkly for a while, like, and then they have to put it on

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the shelf up there, right? That's a whole fossil. Okay? They say our hearts are holes. What that means some have interpreted as our hearts are wrapped up. Our hearts are, no matter what you say, Our hearts are secure. You're not going to get to us. And that statement, by the way, you're not going to be able to get to me, you know,

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is a pretty good indication that I've gotten to you.

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Because you wouldn't say that if you weren't rattled.

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Like you don't have to come out and say you don't scare me.

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I know I'm not nervous. What are you talking about? Like?

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That's a pretty good indication that I got teen. Well, corluka Luna, that's one interpretation. But actually what I'm more convinced of this and there may be a duality in the speech Allahu Allah, is that the word Aleph also has a plural voice.

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like asthma has FOMO things like that right? or suffer from as far as love is actually used for someone, an animal or a human being that is uncircumcised and uncircumcised, they seem to recommit to the Koran, someone left free uncircumcised. Now why is that important? What is circumcision has to do with any of this. Listen to the words of Musa alayhis salam, as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Here's the translation, circumcise your heart and be obstinate, no longer Yahweh, your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your of your offspring. What he's saying is, you know, like the ritual of circumcision, to cut off a piece of flesh. He's saying, actually, that's also a

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spiritual act. You have to circumcise your hearts, meaning there's a part of your heart that has greed, jealousy, arrogance, you need to cut that part out of your hearts. And that's you're going to have, you're going to have to be circumcised and purified, sanctified when you do that. This is basically the Taurus expression for the Taurus expression for this gear tool called cleansing the heart. But when a heart is unclenched, you say enough, when a heart is not has not been circumcised, then you say Allah. And so when they say kulula, Wolf, they're sarcastically saying, our hearts just hasn't been haven't been cleansed. They just haven't been sorted. And this is another terminology

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that the Arabs were familiar with. The only the Arab Christians or Jews were familiar with this idea that the idea of love associated with a biblical narrative. Now if you look at it from the, from the from the Christian point of view, I read something to you from musasa. Now listen, this is found in Romans, being a Jew is not only having the outward appearance of a Jew, and circumcision is not only a visible physical operation, the real Jew is the one who is inwardly a Jew. And real circumcision is in the heart, a thing not of better not have the letter, but of the Spirit. He may not be praised by any human being, but he will be praised by God, the idea of the circumcision of the heart. And

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you know what this was said by Jesus. And when Jesus said it to them, it is as though they mocked it. Like seriously, you think our hearts are impure? And that's why we're not accepting you. And they continue that arrogance and say, well, we're not listening to you, meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because clearly our hearts aren't pure enough.

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We're really corrupt, aren't we? It's like, they're like, they're listening to all this crime commentary. And they're throwing in chiming in on their own sarcastically say, Erica Nobunaga What can we do? We're pretty messed up.

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And so this has been in fact, Lana Humala. Hobi gouffre him you're right. Allah has in fact cursed them because of their disbelief. This is another form of gopher, what's this form of cover? To celebrate? Yeah, I messed up. What are you gonna do?

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Now what? You know how they say there's a state strange thing and although I'm probably gonna butcher it, but so they will go Jagannatha

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Georgia

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somebody's sleeping. You want to wake him up? It's easy. Wake up. How do you wake up someone who's already awake?

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Yeah, I see I'm wrong. So what?

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My hearts and Queen? Yeah.

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Big deal.

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You have no argument to make any more. You have no reasoning will work now. They've already admitted and soulless is fine, you want to be that way. Lana homological flame. Allah curses them on account of their disability where their disbelief lie inside of the heart that they themselves declared for kalila ma you know how few there are that believe how very few they are among them that believe. And Allah ma can also be a qualitative state but not just a quantitative one, which could mean how little is the faith that they actually have to begin with, even before making such an arrogant bold statement. When am I home? kita boom Angela Masada Colima home this is the I will conclude with

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inshallah today. What am I john kitanomine Angela. When finally a book came to them, a law came to them, confirming Musab de Colima, home confirmation for what they already have with them.

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In other words, if they are well read in the Torah, there should be no doubt left. This Quran is a confirmation and an affirmation of what they have. It is the final testament. And so let's commenting now on when it finally came then what happened? And he stopped and he said what can you mean kaaboo? Yes, dusty, una Allah Latina, cafaro and much before this, they used to impose it upon the disbelievers. Now what in the world is that phrase impose it upon the disbelievers mean, I'll read some commentary of Mr. Xu and explain a few implications of this phrase so you understand what's going on inside of desire.

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And yahood Minh problema se Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was ruling on Kenya yesterday who is alone and Fatah when Lusaka? What can we do a lot of master Elena one sadhana be Nabeel on me? Number one implication? Yes, stuff the whole means they used to pray for victory. Jews used to pray for victory. How many parts of the Old Testament dedicated to a messenger will come and he's going to speak and his words will be the rod. Like, you know, the Messiah staff was the miracle, his words will be the miracle, and He will give justice on the earth, and he will bring victory for the believers. And then passage after passage after passage about the coming of this

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messenger who will do this for them. And they're waiting for this messenger. And so they used to pray to God because they used to get into fight with O's and huzzle it I told you about that yesterday. They used to get beat up from all sides. There were all kinds of calamities, and they used to pray, when is the victory coming? Allah? You said it's coming when that messenger comes, and you said he'll come here? When is he coming? And that's the word Yes, that's the whole asking a love or if but that's the first implication was that Neha can be a coup de Lima hollyfield and kitahara Donna Bianca avala zamana who, Mr. Lu Yong su una la calm.

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He used to say when they used to fight with the people of Makkah, sometimes they used to get into a fight with decoration, other tribes, they used to get beat up. They used to take quite heavy losses. And as they were walking away limping from the fight, they used to say, This, by the way, is the age of the Prophet. All the signs are here. He's coming. And when he gets here, we're going to side with him and God is guaranteed in victory. So we're gonna get you next time.

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And the crusher like, yeah, yeah. You know, and they used to be like muscadines. So coming, get them back, don't you worry. And then they have lectures about how the final profit is coming. This is also your stuff at home, meaning they used to use it to talk trash to the disbelievers when they lost in fights. And the third implication, were the hustler who either live in a castle with Ricky olara.

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They used to actually know because because actually read further to understand

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what can we

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do as a foreigner who be unknown even sefa tea cassava, cassava, cassava and

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Cynara that they used to actually ask the horse Hey, so there's a guy claiming to be a prophet who has been born already? Yeah, what is describing to us? And they would describe, and they would seek out information about this prophet, and they were gathering this intelligence and intelligence before the Prophet even moved. And they were actually coming to the conclusion that that is him. Well, and they're asking not expert sources, they're asking the machete cone of Arabia who have no loyalty to the Prophet. They have no reason to say good things about the province. And they're asking them and they're determining that he is in fact, the one that they've been talking about. And

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so

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they're There's your stuff the Buddha Allah vena cava here means when finally a messenger came confirming what is with them, and they've done their investigation, and they were hoping for him to come and they were praying for him.

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Come and they used to actually impose on the people they beat who beat them up that is coming and we're getting get you back for the matcha humara foo. Then finally what came to them what they could recognize, what what they could recognize is what Mara foo what they can recognize meaning when the Prophet finally moved to Medina, they can recognize him face to face. They could see him in the flesh. They didn't just hear about him doing his operations in Makkah, now he's in their face covered Ruby, they openly disbelieved in him for that and not to lie here and Catherine, then the curse of Allah, is on disbelievers. Allah is not saying here, disbelievers are just anybody. This is

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a, you know, a sensitive matter that I want to leave you with and charlo Tada, you're, again free to disagree with me. But I have to share what I what I believe are conclusions based on whatever I've been able to study of Quran in the last 1617 years. When we study the Quran in translation, and we come across the words and capital, or the nations that were destroyed in the past, etc, we tend to hear those words and impose them onto people living in our time. My own conclusions along with either either, maybe I'll be convinced to something more tomorrow. But my humble conclusions at this point are the hypocrites of that time, were the worst of all hypocrites, because they were

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hypocrites in the face of a prophet, that is never going to happen again. So you will have hippocratic hypocrisy later on. But it will never match the kind of hypocrisy that they used to have. The evil people of that time were the worst of the evil people you could ever have. Why? Because they were evil in the face of the most visible truth in front of them profits and miracles in their face, and they would still reject them. The good people of that time are the best of all times. Why? Because they made more sacrifices. And they showed loyalty to profits against all odds that we you and I simply won't ever have the chance to do. So everything that is recorded in the

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crowd of these people of the past is in a sense, either best case scenario, or worst case scenario. And what does it mean then for us? How do we extract guidance from it, we take we learn about their practices, their behavior, and you'll notice drops of that behavior, not the whole thing, drops of that behavior, reflections of some of those characters in ourselves and in the people around us. When you're reading about Iran, there's no more Farina coming, there's no more pheromones, but you could see some of the arrogance of found in yourself, you might be able to recognize it. There are normal rabbis that are going to meet with the prophet and still reject him. That's never gonna

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happen again. But you might see in yourself learning the truth, and still not giving into it. Not submitting yourself before it. So we're gonna learn these, this history for the the the teachings, the wisdom, the principles, the ethics that they carry in them, and see how much of that we can live by in ourselves. I think the mistake is that we read about the hood in the Koran. And we say that refers to the legitimate State of Israel and the rabbi's that live in Brooklyn, and you know, like this, these are two different worlds. These are two different worlds. And maybe maybe some of these ions apply to one of them. And we would know because much of the disease that I mentioned light

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where where did it lie inside of the hearts not on their tongues? You know, if you could be him around the hearts that had a disease. I've met rabbis that are incredibly sincere. And one of my one of my most like, you know, vivid memories in teaching non Muslims. I was giving a lecture about Ibrahim alayhis salam

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and a rabbi orthodox Rabbi sitting in the front row, and all I talked about was Ibrahim in Islam. Ibrahim in the Quran, Allah Islam, why we do Hajj and you know, every pillar of how just tight Abraham that's all I'm talking this guy's beard is wet in tears.

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There's no one in the audience emotionally moved, but this guy is bawling in tears. Tara Are you in a home turf Eagleman a donor

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you will see their eyes roll with tears and less heads. When they hear what they recognize to be the truth. You will you will see their eyes roll with tears. You see it to this day you'll see it. So for us to oversimplify this matter, and to you know curse and entire people are dismissing entire people we don't know what lies inside their hearts. Even after these ions were revealed there were many rabbis and became Muslim who accepted Islam. They're not a hopeless people. They're not an evil people nor nor is anybody else. Human beings are just human beings. And the ones who Allah has closed the door of guidance on that only Allah knows, even film even around when Allah tells musar

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they said I'm gonna talk to him. He says that Allah who the attacker, yada yada.

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Maybe even he will benefit from the reminder. You never know. Allah says Allah knows Allah knows he won't listen. He already knows Are you going to talk Musab go bye

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Let me tell you don't get yourself a headache. He ain't gonna listen. He's gonna drown.

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But he says bizarrely sermon he tells him, listen, talk to him softly both of you could Allahu Colella speak to him softly By the way, I'm going to speak softly. No, but you must respond softly to fit to the pharaoh to the murder of children, you must respond to him softly, maybe something will hit him.

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Allah knows but he doesn't give us the license to lose hope in people. Even if

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he doesn't give us a license. We love taking that license for ourselves. I'm humbled that arrived at the conclusion of this brief series, I have a few important announcements to make to all of you. The first thing I want to do is thank all of you for the time and the commitment that so many of you made to come night after night after night. So those of you that came every once in a while, I know who you are. No, I'm kidding. Okay.

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But it's an effort and it's a different kind of Ramadan, I realized that you were hoping to do a hot arm and pass ladoos out on the 27th and you didn't get to do any of that stuff here. But I do feel very strongly for myself, I do feel that this is a transformative experience for myself, that getting to study the Quran in the month of the Quran and getting to listen to dose of the Quran every day for you inshallah, tada I hope that it affects you here and it affects you here inshallah tada and it creates a love and a and a desire in you to want to continue the journey of learning the Quran, I will be continuing this series at least until Bukhara is done my optimistic hope is that

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doctor is done before next Ramadan, so we can do alien run next year inshallah. But I will be continuing it on the I believe it's the 24th, two weekends from now, what I what I'm going to try and do is have these gurus on Sundays from four to seven, Central Time and Sharla over here on campus right here in Charlotte until the auditorium is prepared. I don't know how the broadcasts are going to work yet, but we will make that available on Facebook and let people know how it's gonna work in Charlotte, Tyler, I do know that listening to a three hour thing is probably very difficult. So but at least the recordings will be there and charlotta the larger intention I also want to share

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with you and I need your dogs for this one. I had done. This is my third round, third major round of the Quran for myself. I taught the Quran in its entirety in translation in 2000. In the year 2000 to 2001 I taught the entire thing and that was due to Cyprus and Ramadan. I did one just a night.

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Yeah, it was quicker, a little bit. But uh, we used to go from 9:30pm to 1am every night and do wonders. And it nearly killed me. And I didn't do it for a few years after that, because I studied for ages

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20 pages of the year, 20 pages of my art, not 20 pages of

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20 pages is like her idea of the year. But anyway, so I did that. And it was a phenomenal experience for myself.

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And then I attempted to do it again at the dream campus. In 2012 2011 2012. I tried to do it again. And I would do it every Sunday, five hours at a time. And it took me two years to complete around of the entire Quran that way, that's called the cover to cover series. It's on Bina TV. But over the last three, four years, I came to the realization that I need to start over again and study the Quran as though I have never studied it. So I went back to certain suitors of the Quran and decided to revisit them with no assumptions. Like, like I don't know this book at all. And as a result I've done I think now 15 sutras exhaustively, they haven't been posted online or anything yet, but my

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goal inshallah tada is to do this series of an exhaustive study and discussion on the Quran. This third round, you know, over the course of the next decade, I hope to finish over the course of the next decade, inshallah Tada. And this study, I'm excited about it a lot because it's broken up into three parts. I want to explain that briefly to you guys. Because it really is something that excites me a lot. The first part of it is my area of particular interest and expertise, which is the language of the ayah. The way the IOD connect to each other, and the structure of the sutras. You notice we talk about how things are organized a lot, right. So I discover along with a team of

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people that area and studied exhaustively as much as I can. Another part of the Milan study department of Vienna is going to look exhaustively at the tradition. What do they do Casio Rahim Allah say, what did you know I should say? What did he say? What did he say? What did you know? What did you lane say? What what are what are all these succeed? What is the answer? What does it say? Well, you know, what are all these sources that are talking about decline over the last Millennium and a half? What did they have to say about these ions and summarizing that and juicing that and discussing that and the third piece of it

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What you noticed in this series also is the extra Islamic literature, the Bible, the, you know, the Bible, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the, you know, the extra texts, the, you know, the sacred writings, the church writings, and, you know, some of the even Greek writings, and Roman parallels, the stuff that the Quran makes reference to. And if you don't know that background, you won't know the whole picture. There's no dedicated study of that going on as well. So my study of this stuff is a combination of these three things. And then I try to present inshallah tada and my hope is that this becomes the most, inshallah, one of the most comprehensive video libraries of the

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study of the Quran. In English, in our history in shallow, that's the, it's a lofty goal. And I want to build on top of it. So what I want to do above and beyond that, as I build this library, and being a TV, inshallah, my goal is that somebody comes along and says, I'd like to know what the Quran says, but I'm not much of a reader, I'm more of a listener or watcher. Right? They can go through a brief translation, with an explanation, I'd like to dive a little deeper, they could go on a deep dive, and just listen and take in 1015 minutes a day. Um, no, I actually, it's amazing. You guys sat here for an hour every day, it's pretty remarkable. But I don't expect that it would be

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even if people can just be in touch with it a few minutes every day, you know, the purpose of building this, like colossal library isn't so you go through all of it, the goal of it is now you have something to some drops to fall on you every day in your life. That's actually All I want is somebody to be in touch with, on little by little every day. Because this Quran is not about finishing. I don't even know if I'll get to finish. I don't I mean, 10 years is optimistic. I think if Baccarat alone is going to take a year, then you can imagine. And that's optimistic that bacala will take a year. But it's okay. I'm not I'm not in any rush. I don't want to finish this quickly. I

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want to finish this right, inshallah Tada, right. And as I go along, when other things come up, I want to be able to incorporate them and really build this beautiful library. In the meantime, what's happening, what I really like to see is I'd like to see through the foundation that you guys are supporting, and have supported so much to actually let the dream program evolve, and to be replicated not just here in the United States, but for it to run in Australia and Canada and Malaysia and the United Kingdom, in Pakistan and Bangladesh and Turkey all over the world. And that this program could now begin to build or annex study students, and to take some of them that have

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teaching potential to reproduce these libraries with original work in their languages. So that there is a Quran study library and a Koran resource for the world over in every language. And they can come to this one central place and be able to benefit from the book of Allied and it's learning in a multimedia, you know, kind of way. So that's that's what's really exciting me personally, that's my personal goal. And now in the three minutes that I have left, I want to share with you some organizational goals. We did talk a lot about the foundation, a lot of you are watching this live on the foundation on bayarena.org. Also, there are long term lofty vision type stuff that I've shared

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with you before, I want to share with you what's going to what we're gonna try to pull off in the next 12 months. inshallah, one of the things that I'm very excited about that I've made a commitment towards is that within the next 12 months, I will be traveling to different parts of the Muslim world, and capturing what I feel are inspiring stories. I think it's really important at a time of distress and hopelessness, that we go around the oma and we show people that are doing little things, but there are amazing things. Like for example, one of the most, like, inspiring stories to me was my visit to the the state of police in Malaysia. And this day, the each of the states have a

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Salta and have a ruler, right? The Sultan and the Sultan and his his followers, like his entire government body. They literally get on bicycles. This is a salt, like a ruler with a palace. But he's got a real palace, I've been this palace. And he's got a museum, a family museum next to his palace. So this is legit. But they get on bicycles at 90 of them. And they drive their bikes to the parts of the country that has no roads. And they literally knock on doors to find out if anybody sick or anybody needs help, or a child is okay or if there was a death in the family. And they take record of people by checking on them. And then the you know, they they come and a Juma prayer, the

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ruler is actually in the first role. And I gave the whole but when I was there, and the Sultan was in the first row, which is amazing that he's there. And then after that they made and they call the people by name that they had checked on. And they had zacchara checks ready for them. And they were just like every week. That's what they do. And as a result, because they've done 90 bike runs in one year. The first year that it's 72 the next year did 90 I think they broke 100 this year. It's crazy. And I went there and I was like

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this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life. But how come I never knew and if I don't know, a lot of people don't know. So

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I want to go with a film crew and actually film the whole thing.

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And just talk to people and show the beauty of Islam and this little part of the world. It's just so inspiring, that that kind of stuff happens. You know, I want to go in the middle of like Mexico or Venezuela, where there are pockets of Muslim communities, people building a mushroom with their own hands. I want to go meet with those people. And take a Spanish translator with me inshallah, but like, yeah, I mean, no one cannot muster algunas palabras. But you know, this, I'll try, you know.

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But, to go around the Muslim world in Europe, there's some amazing things happening in Germany. There's some remarkable things happening in England. Yes, even England. Yeah.

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You know, there's, there's fascinating things happening, happening in Ireland and, and in Scotland. As some of the most inspiring people I've ever met. I met in Australia. I want to capture the story, because we've seen enough depressing stories of things going bad. I want to literally, there's I want to go, one of the places I want to go is Trinidad. I don't know if all of this will happen in 12 months, by the way, some of this will happen. gentleman's one piece I want to go is Trinidad, the coolest thing happened in Trinidad. I was there and I met the oldest scholar of Trinidad Mufti,

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who actually when he was 19 years old, I believe was 19. He was actually a Hindu. And his parents were sending him to India to study Hinduism. So he could be the grand priest of Hinduism in Trinidad.

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And so he went to India. And he was walking into the temple where he was going to study, but the door next door was the door to a madrasah.

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So he went into the wrong door.

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And he took Shahada after he heard the message, and he became an alum. And then he became a Mufti. And then he came back to Trinidad, and he's the biggest scholar and the oldest scholar. Alternate. Wow. I just want to hang out with it. Just catch a story, man. Maybe I even traveled with India and just show me which door you took. Like, can I just do cool? That is just too cool. But I think this is actually one of the one of the goals of the foundation in shallow tada is to capture the goodness of the soma. So we you know, the most important thing we have is Alhamdulillah. That's where the Quran begins. Right? Praise and Gratitude belonging to Allah optimism, you can praise and thank

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Allah if you're not optimistic. And there's plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Yes, you'll hear about bomb blast, you're going to hear about innocent people being killed, you're going to hear about wars breaking out, but you're not going to hear about this goodness. The problem is we don't hear this thought journalistic worthy, but to me it is, to me this is worthier than anything else. Because this is what angels are recording men. There's not cnn not recording this, but angels are. So we got to go catch that, and put that before the world. And I think what that does, you know, $1 and inside caffarelli, right, you point this out to people, and it will inspire other young people,

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it will inspire other communities. I want to travel across the country and see the massages that are doing the best work for youth, or that are taking care of the new Muslim community the best etc. and just kind of be a journalist. So I want to do two things in this next 12 months via cron student, and kind of be a journalist for the Amal so to capture the story of the oma so make sure that that's, that's something that I'm able to do and our crew is able to do in shallow tala, and that they're able to do this with a son that resonates goodness and really impacts goodness around the world. Does that come along? And thank you so very much for your for your support. I think we

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reached about 85% of our goals. And then one night of Ramadan left. So spread the word if you can. And even if you can't, lots and lots of dog, please realize that we can accept from all of us and make us the generation that is able to change what is in ourselves and what is around us, Monica lovely welcome. Salaam Alaikum