Nouman Ali Khan – Striking Examples From The Quran #03

Nouman Ali Khan
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it's been a couple of days. And we're still talking about the first opening parables in the Quran that have to do with two images, one of them that we started talking about, which is somebody starting a fire in the middle of the night, I'm going to add some things to that. And then I'm going to hopefully try and cover and complete our discussion on the second parable also, which has to do with a dark night and somebody's passing through it in the middle of the rain in the middle of very heavy rain. And we'll see what we can learn from both of those examples. The reason I think this is significant to spend more time on is because both of these are extremely crucial concepts in the

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Quran. The conflict between light and darkness is actually something repeated throughout the Quran. And it's this same imagery, that's the first time it's being brought up. But this imagery is then used all over the Quran multiple times in multiple contexts, and I'm going to walk you through how it's used in the Quran. Yesterday, I told you that a methyl in the Arabic language is like a saying it's not just an example. It's like a saying, and what is in common speech, what do you do with a saying, different situation comes up and it reminds you of that same and another situation comes up and it applies and the same comes to your mind. So when Allah has given us this image, the method

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which is supposed to come to mind over and over again, that's its purpose. Then across the Quran, as Allah talks about light and darkness, it's almost as if it should all trace back to this image every time it comes up. That's kind of the educational method of the Quran using light and darkness throughout the Sutras of the Quran in this strategic kind of way. And we'll dive into that in a second. The second thing in sha Allah that because I'm talking about what's used across the Quran, the other image that is used across the Quran to describe Allah's guidance, meaning Quran itself, one constant image is light, and the other constant image is actually rain. So Allah uses the

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example of rain to describe the Quran and the effect of the Quran and the origin of the Quran. Quran comes from the sky, the rain comes from the sky, the Quran gives life to the dead hearts, the rain gives life to the dead Earth, the Quran, the, the, you know, the water is pure, and it's a purifier and the Quran is pure, and it's a purifier, right so there are these connections between water, especially rainwater and the word of Allah and how it's received. And of course, the water comes and if the soil is good, and there's a healthy seed inside, it will grow. But if the soil is filthy, and there's no life inside it is just dried up dirt or it's just stumbled and you know, rocks and

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pebbles and things like that, then this will just become foam and it will start flooding the water won't go into the soil, it'll just start creating a flood. And that image is also given in the Quran for Salat odia to because of the high fat mlsa lose over the Robbia and so tarantula describes that, you know

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unzila Mina Santa Eema Allah sent watered down from the sky. And basically what Allah is describing is the valleys started getting flooded. The valley started getting flooded and it's interesting because the the Mecca was revealed in the valley of you know, the Quran was revealed in the valley of Makkah. And there was so much Quran coming down. It's being compared to a flood, like whether you liked it or not. You heard

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In the Quran, you got exposed to it. And there were some who like good soil, the Quran went inside them, and it penetrated into their hearts. And they accepted it and others refused it, they rejected it. And they're like the froth the foam that the flood comes and washes away. Right. So Allah gives that parable and that example also of rainwater. So we'll see, the first time both rain, and light and darkness are being mentioned is in this surah, setting the stage for everything else that's coming. And there's some unique components to that too. Now, one more concept that I think is really important. I think this first image methylome karma, Allah, the stoker dunera, the one who lit a

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fire in the middle of the dark, is a pretty, it's a very brief image. But this image is actually a really amazing way to summarize the entire scene of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because also Allah Islam came to a place that was in the depths of darkness. It was they were in Jehovah for many, many centuries, they hadn't had a prophet for many, many, many centuries. They were also back behind in terms of civilization, technology, infrastructure. There were centuries behind the Romans, there were century centuries behind the Persians, or the Indian empire, or the Chinese Empire, other empires in the world, were getting ahead in the errors were still predominantly veterans. And the

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best of them were the ones that were just doing business in caravans, right, that was the best case scenario, this was a very dark place in the world, a place that the world essentially forgot. And there's a spark that's being lit in the middle of that darkness. And that spark ends up lighting up the entire world. And that's the coming of the Quran. Right? So it's this one brief image that actually encapsulates what happened with Allah Allahu multimorbidity, that Allah will complete its light his light, right? When Allah says, Allah, Allah, Atma, Hola, when the fire illuminated his surroundings, those surroundings eventually became the entire planet. And now the entire world is

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surrounded by the light of Allah and you will find people of La la la la in all corners of the world. So now coming to this light and darkness thing across the Quran, I want to give you a glimpse of that, that I divided it up not in the order of the Quran, but in the order of audiences. So I told you, there's multiple audiences behind the Surah, right, and one of those audiences is the Jewish and the Christian people, the people of the book. So let's look at how Allah talks about light and darkness with the people of the book, while you keep this image in mind, the whole point of this exercise is you have to maintain, you know, in your minds a fresh awareness of this light

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being struck, it illuminates and now the people that were lost now have finally have someone who can guide them through a dark pathway. And this is the final introductory comment is when Allah talks about light in the Quran, he's talking about movement, you're not just lighting a fire and sitting down in the middle and having a barbecue, you're lighting it because you need to know where to go. The point of the light is, you know, you need to know where to go. And if there's 100 people, only one of them has a torch, or one of them has a light. Everybody else is now trusting that one person who has the light and so long as they can see they can follow him and make their way so with that in

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mind. Now let's look at some of these places in the Quran. Let's start with Surah Al Qaeda. Yeah, Al Kitab People of the Book, Khadija accom Rasulullah Ubu locum, Kathira, McClinton, two phenomenal Kitab, wherefor and cathedra that a messenger has come to you who's making clear to you lots of things that you were hiding in your book in the book, you were hiding it the prophet is making it exposed, right? By the way, when you know something and you don't speak up, you're hiding it. It's called lying by omission. Right? And what did this image describe someone Bookman, people who can speak meaning they refuse to speak also it's a an insult to them? Well, yeah, for an cathedra and

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there are many things Allah still didn't expose, He pardons them. Khadija comin Allah Who knew Rohan or Kitab and Mubin. And Allah, what has come to you from Allah now is a light. And a book that shows the way makes things clear. Yeah, DB Hilah, who, Manitoba? Eduardo, who? Allah guides by way of this light and by way of this illuminating book, whoever wants to follow his contentment, who wants to follow a way that pleases Allah? So will A salaam the pathways of peace where you could eat your home in of Illuminati Illa news same image again, and he pulls them out of darkness is towards the light. You remember the light was lit you're supposed to come towards it. Some people want to go

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away from it and Allah says the purpose of this was so he can take you out of darkness and bring you into the light. Be in the way Id him it also it must have been the opposite is unfortunately happened right? Well Tharaka homefree Lilavati Leo Ceylon. He left them in the darkness is where they can't see but the point of it was so they can leave the darkness and come towards the light. Well look at the Santa Mousavi Tina and acknowledge Omaka Mina volume at Illa Nura Musab asylums legacy we had given Musa alayhis salam our miracles, the point of which was get your people out of darknesses towards the light. Same exact imagery again, in that Anza natal Rata fee hood and

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oneworld we sent the Torah down in which there is guidance and there is

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is light and I reminded you the imagery of the start of the career of Musa alayhis salaam is also him looking literally for light and he saw it on a fire on top of a mountain and he and he headed there. Yeah icon will be handed to you. Now this is really interesting because listen to this carefully Allah is now talking about the good people of the followers of Musa for many centuries. So who we call the Jewish people who are the Muslims of that time. And the ones among them who actually follow the book that was given to them. How is Allah describing those people? Yeah, who will be Hanabi Yun Alladhina Islam will Alladhina Hadoo and so the prophets who accepted or surrendered

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before Allah had Islam and those among the Jewish people were Rabbi the Yun and though the rabbis well about and the scholars we must illuminate Kitab Allah who can who Allah He shahada, those who are guarded, who were entrusted to guard the book of Allah and they were witnesses over it, meaning you have had the light that was given and you held on to it and you guarded it for all the centuries in your history. There were people among you not just the prophets, but Dalai Lama the bar Allah refers to the rabbi noon they guarded the light of Allah for so many centuries but now ALLAH is talking to the use of Fela talk show NASA walk shoni will attest to it will be at seven and kalila

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then don't fear people in fear me and don't sell off my art for a small price. In other words, just the same image Allah Allah atma hola who the hub Allahu venuti him right when illuminated Allah took their light away Allah is saying to these people, you've had light for all these centuries. And finally Allah is completing it for you and now you decide to become blind. Don't do that to yourselves now.

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And so turn around again on the People of the Book. Mark God Allah haka. Kadri. He is called Luma Anzahl Allahu Allah Bucha Reedman shade on they didn't appreciate Allah Allah He deserved to be valued when they said Allah didn't send down anything on any person. Holman Enza will Kitab Allah deja vu Musa until ask them who sent the book down that came to Musa that the Musa came with as a * as a light well, who the Linda's neuron wa Huda Linda's as a light and a guidance for people that you are Luna, who karate is our to do now we're to Hoonah Catherine, that you you've turned it into scrolls and manuscripts, and you're showing some of it but you hide so much of it. Now Allah is

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calling it again, light. But what's interesting about the end of that is when he talks about those who were hiding the Scripture, you know, that Allah had given them the light that Allah had given them. Allah says thermadata homefree holding him Yeah, I will leave them, let them play. Let them play around. Let them play their games. In other words, you don't you know what, they're not even worth it. And this is exactly what Allah did in the image that we shared yesterday. Tharaka home Fievel Umatilla yo saloon he left them in the darkness now they can't see. It's the reinforcement of the same image. But probably the most telling of these ayat for Bani Israel is actually from subtle

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RF. This was actually an idea about what Allah told the Israelites

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early on as part of their sense of identity, you know, and one of their great missions. What was the mission given to the Israelites to be ready for something Alladhina Tebbe Aruna Rasul Allah, Nabi alumi Alenia Olivia de Luna, who Matoba and the Humphrey talathi Will injeel those who will follow the Prophet, the messenger, the messenger, the Prophet, the unlettered one who they find written about it documented in with their in their possession in the Torah and in the Injeel Yeah, motorhome Bill maruf. We had him added Mancha, he will tell them to do good he will stop them from doing evil where you're Hello Where you Hello homotopy about and he will make good things permissible for them

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where you have to remove Allah he will cover it and filthy things he will make haram for them while you're at home Islam well Allah Allah Allah tickle to Allah Him and He will remove from them from their their burdens and their chains that used to be on them for Latina Amma movie Listen, so this is the Taurat and Musa Elise. I'm telling his people be ready for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam because what the description was the prophet who's unlettered who will come who's talked about interacted NGL. He will teach them he will make good things halal for them. He will make filthy things haram for them, which is a very heavy statement. By the way. Another time we'll talk about

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that. You know that anything Allah has made halal has to be good, has to be good, impure, that's the only reason it's halal. And anything alarming Haram has to be because it's filthy. Because you have homotopy bad where you have to remind him I'll have both. So there has to be whether you can see the filth in it or not. There's a filth in it. That's why it's haram. And when something is made halal, then I don't care if the society doesn't like it or the culture doesn't like it or you think it's politically incorrect or anybody else. There's good in it. If not, even if society doesn't want to see the good and if Allah made it halal, there's good in it and it's pure. Right So what's happened

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now is the filthy is being made to look good and the halal is being made to look bad. Right and then you're made to feel guilty for

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We're doing something halal and you're they're proud of you for doing something haram while you're liberated

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you know like you're free now free to go to * yeah. So

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now listen to the end of this ayah fella Rena Amma movie then those who will believe in him will have believed in Him meaning the Prophet Muhammad coming Salallahu Salam wa zaru who were not sorrowful and those who will support him and aid him What about renewed Allah the owner What about renewal lagoon Zilla Mara who and they will end up following the light that shall be sent down with him

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the light that shall be sent out with the image was somebody lights of fire and they make the way the only way for you to survive this journey is you're going to follow the one who has a light whatever or nor a lady on Zillow, Mara who Willa eco home and those are the successful ones. If this because I don't know if I can find it in the current text of the Torah anymore. But the Quran is telling us this is one of the earliest scriptures given to the Jews, that they are told to follow the messenger who will have the light that will be sent down to him. And so to Bukhara in the first half is going to talk to the Jewish people. You have an Israel and before he even talks to them,

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he's already preparing them by the way. You remember in the beginning of your the inauguration of your people, you were told the prophet will come light will be given to him methylome Katha little as is still called an era Subhanallah like the connection is being made for them. That was that was there the people who first heard this from Musa Elisa way back when would have been like how lucky will we be one night one day our children will have this prophet coming to them, you know, and then we'll end up following him and they're making dua that my our children are fortunate enough to see that come to life. Right. Well, that's a Kudo. Willa, Catherine B Quran will say that how don't

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become the first to disbelieve in it because you should have been the first to believe in it. You know about this more than anybody before anybody else.

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So this is a little bit of it about this concept of light to darkness and this journey from the perspective of the Christians and the Jews, particularly the Jewish people actually more so. Now, let's take another step. Okay. Well, is this light and darkness only about them? No, it's actually about two believers two. So now somewhere out in which Allah talks about the same journey from darkness to light, and the concept of light and darkness when he's talking to the believers. He says for me, no Biller, he was really he were new religions believe in Allah and His messenger and the light that we sent down. So the Quran is being described now as light so when you're following

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someone who has the light you're following the one who has the Quran, that would be the messenger of Allah salAllahu Alaihe Salam, Allahu Allah livina Amma no yoke Reggio Homina volu Mattila no very famous I have from Soto Bukhara it's actually completing this image in the same Surah later on. Allah is the protective friend of those who come to believe he continuously pulls them out from different darknesses towards the light. You could injure him in Gulu Mattila, nor another place in the Quran who will let you sell your aleikum wa Mala Iike to who Lucretia Coleman Avila Mattila normal, accountable meaning or Hema, Allah sends his his, you know, protection over you His

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blessings over you and so do the angels. And then he says here he does that so he can pull you out of darkness is towards the light to you. And then he says Allah has always been extra loving and caring for the believers. May Allah include us among them. Rasool and yet Lu Aleikum, ayat Allah He MOBA unit, a messenger who is reading on to you Allah's ayat that he is making clear. Lucretia Latina, Amanullah middle Sally Hartman of lumati either nor, so he can pull the believing people, those who have believed and do good from darkness is towards the light. That is particularly striking because it comes from Soto Talaq where Allah gave the laws of divorce. And in the middle of

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those laws towards the end, Allah says, and Allah has sent you a Messenger to recite the ayat that make things clear so you can come out of darkness is towards the light. In other words, if you don't follow these laws, then you are in darkness. And if you've been ignoring these laws, then you've been in darkness you better start following these rules so you can come towards the light Subhanallah Hello Allah the unit Zilla de ayat in the unit, Lucretia comb when Avila Mattila no talking to the Muslims in circle, Hadith, he says he's the one who sent down on his slave clear, miraculous signs so he can pull all of you out from the darkness is towards the light, constantly,

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darkness to light, darkness to light, darkness to light. You know, you see for the Muslims. You know what that tells you? One thing Muslims should hear loud and clear from these artists. We're not in the light.

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Because if you're already in the light, you don't need to get pulled out.

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The only reason to pull you out of the darkness towards the light is if you're in some kind of darkness. And we're not all in the same level of darkness because there's multiple darknesses, which suggests multiple shades of darkness. So if you're closer to the light, you're in lesser darkness, if you're a little further one step away, one step less light. One step two steps less three steps less four steps less right

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further you get from the light, the more darkness you're in. And so Allah is describing Muslims are constantly going to find themselves in some shade of darkness and Allah through His words will constantly pull them out of those darknesses we're not done once and for all finally, you know, like the Christian phrasing I'm in the light now on the light of Jesus. No, no, you haven't arrived. I have arrived here you haven't arrived.

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For us, we get we get sucked back into the darkness. We gotta get pulled out again and we get pulled back and we got to pull out again we got to pull. So it's a constant struggle between darkness and light that every believer has to go through their entire lives and Allah says Allah keeps pulling you out. Ukri Jacques nada Raja comb he pulled you out? No, no, he continues to pull you out from darknesses towards the light. Now it gets even more beautiful and interesting. Yeah, you have Latina amo Takala towards the end of sortal. Hadith. He says those of you who have Eman, be mindful of Allah wa immunobiological. So Lee and believe in His Messenger, you can give Lanie Marathi he, he

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will give you twice from his Rama. He'll give you double his recommend. It's interesting in these ayat, you have being mindful of Allah and His Messenger believing in His Messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam, keep this in mind, it seems simple. You've heard it a million times. But keep this in mind as I wrap this, this overview up with you. And we'll see something in the opening two examples that we're supposed to be discussing. Listen to this way I look on neuron tenshun Abby, and he will put in place for you a light that you can walk with. You see the imagery of walking with journeying with light, and how important light is for you. And, you know, God was telling me today it's actually

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true. We live in a time now where we don't really know what darkness is physically speaking because there's always streetlights there's always some building on there's something you know, and the need for you to experience what darkness actually looks like. Right? You'd have to go out into the desert or out into the jungle deep into no cars, no tech, no nothing. You know, no devices, batteries are dead. Nothing can light anything up. And you're just out there, out in the depths of darkness to appreciate what you know the power of this imagery, like the Arab side when they traveled every night, right? They experienced what darkness looks like we don't really have that experience, you

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he says, your local neuron time Shuna beware of fate luck come and does he will forgive you. Then he says Not now. Now the imagery switches. The imagery such as you know this, all this imagery is about us. following Allah's guidance is being described as the word of Allah is light. The Prophet SAW Selim is carrying that light, he's the one walking so you follow Him and you follow the word of Allah. So that becomes following Allah and His messenger following the Quran the light and following the one carrying the Quran which is the messenger. So Salam, if you notice the beginning example, Allah this toccata, Nara, Allah, the the one who was lighting the fire, the one trying to light the

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fire, that might be a reference to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, in the next example, you'll see, or it's like the rain, the rain, the next example that we're going to study is going to be about the rain. So one example was about a person. And the other one is about a phenomenon coming from the sky, which is similar to what the Quran itself. So it's as if one example was highlighting the messenger, and the other was highlighting the message. It's the Quran, it's the person carrying the Quran, salallahu Alaihe Salam, and then it's the word of Allah itself, which is coming up. Both of them have been highlighted in these two different examples, even though we haven't really touched

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the second example yet. But what I want to share with you is this journey of walking in life with the word of Allah, and walking towards brightness, this will actually become actual darkness and actual brightness on Judgement Day. And so when Allah switches from this scene to Judgment Day, here's what happens. Yo Mala yas Allahu Nebia Valentina, Amanullah neurohormones Avena ad him will be a mani hem Jaco Luna Robina at milaana neurona walk fildena the day on which Allah will not humiliate His prophet and he will not you know humiliate those who believed with him, their light is going to be coming in front of their hands and from their right from from in front of them and from

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their right hands and they will tell Allah they will beg Allah Ya Allah complete our light for us. Allah complete our life. So this is the light we need literally need on judgment day to walk to Jana. That's, that's the light we're going to need. So he's describing this light as the journey of this life, which transforms into the journey of your milky Yama towards Jana. May Allah azza wa jal complete all of our light

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yo matorral meaning our minute Yes, I know Rohan by now add him will be a man him Bushrod Coolio magenta on Thursday mentality Ron Howard Halina via the Lika who will fizzle out live this is Susan Hadid working backwards. You will see believing men and women on that day their light will be coming out in front of them and from there right

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And good news for you that their gardens ahead. The rivers are ahead. You can't see them yet, but the light is getting you there step by step by step. Now what happens then is some people are raised among the crowd of the Muslims. And they see that the Muslims, the believers, some of them have light coming from their chest and light coming from there, right and you're using that light to walk towards Ghana. But then some people notice they don't have any light. And if you don't have any light, you should be able to follow the ones who have light right? So they start following them because they don't have any of their own. And Allah says to the Hadith for Laurie Babina home be

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sued in the hubbub, you know, first Aluna, and activists Missouri come, they say, Hey, we're waiting. Wait, can we just get some of your light? Can you borrow some of your light, which is actually taking us back to this imagery from this parable, somebody lit a fire and the whole point of it was other people can come and benefit from the light to they can get light from it, but they didn't want to get it in this life. And now in Judgment Day, they see the light they're like, Hey, can we borrow some of yours? Right because we didn't we didn't want it in this life. But we do want it now. And Allah drops a they were told era consulta. mizunara go back and find your light. Go back

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if zero is your important word. Go back well, did Allah say in this example, he said someone Bookman on you and for whom law, your God, they're not going to go back in this life. They don't want to turn back to Allah and then judgment did their total you want light go back? Go back. You know, when you refuse to go back? I should have listened. So that's how they're the the imagery is all coming together. You know, for even the believer, and then May Allah make us from them the hypocrites and then a wall is dropped. And on the other side of that wall is the believers and on this side they are and they're like alumna. Kumarakom Weren't we with you? By the way? What did they say in total

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right. We're with you. We're with you. They tell their devils we're with you. On Judgment Day. They think this trick is gonna work again. So they tell the believers alumna Kumarakom Weren't we with you?

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Weren't we with you? And they say Oh, well, you were sometimes well, I can no comfort gentleman for SOCO. Ouattara Busto what up to over at Kamala money. Had Tasha on Rolla. Well, Huracan Villa hellhole, I won't translate the entire I'll look it up in SOTL Hadid towards the end Allah says, and the one who's very good at deceiving, deceived you. The ultimate deceiver deceived you. And who's the ultimate deceiver shaitan. And what did we learn in this in these IATA Guatemala if you call ye either Hello, Hola. shout at him? Caller in America, they used to go get counsel from the shouting. And they're shot those who have been had a boss over them that they didn't even see that was a lot.

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All right, so you got calmed on you now. So this is the imagery of light and darkness as pertaining to the believer. Then there's light and darkness for all of us. So I talked about people of the book. Then we talked about the believer. Now we talk about all of humanity, light and darkness for all of humanity. Yeah, are you Hannah's icon Valhalla Mira become ones and the electron neuron Rubina humanity we have sent a clear evidence for you. And Wuhan also means something that shows the way and we've sent you a light that shows the way Alhamdulillah the Hala customer what he will, which I love Illuminati when Nora hamdulillah the One who created the skies in the earth and put in

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place darknesses and like this is for everybody. This is universal now, who will love the Jana Shamsul the unwelcome around neuron just like he made the sun as a source of light, a warm light and the moon a source of light reflected Kitab moon and Zana who ileka Leto Corrigenda seminar Lulu Mattila, no, we sent a book to you so you can get all people out of darkness is towards the light. So this is not just about the Christians and the Jews anymore. It's not even just about the Muslims anymore. Now it's about everybody. It's even a universal concepts concept in the Quran. One of my favorite and terrifying is also in this in the series, a woman kinda Matan. farheena Who and as for

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the one who was dead, and then we gave him life, as if until the light came without without the light he was dead. Was there another who knew Ron yam Shibi he fineness and then we put a light for him and with that light he can walk among the people.

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Come on Matthew who federal Nomad they said the hydrogen mint Could he be like someone who's in the darkness that's never going to come out of the darkness is Gallica zucchini McAfee Leader McConnell Yama loon that is how for disbelievers what they're up to has been beautified for them. All of the point of this seems to be that on judgment day people will realize how dark darkness was and in this life the devil is he's good at making darkness seem beautiful.

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He's he's he makes it beautiful that people people think they're actually enjoying themselves. This is a good

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thing they sell themselves that they become convinced of it. And they live in that delusion for a long time or their entire lives. They become hypnotized by it and they don't want to deal with reality.

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Because Alika ohioana elago Muhammad Marina ma contentedly Makita well Iman, wala can Jana who knew run na Devi min Masha, Allah woman, Ibadan I'll just read the last part of this ayah Allah tells the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, however, we have made it a light with which we will guide whoever we want from among ourselves men now Shall I mean everybody now, in Nicaragua in Nicoletta de la serata. Mr. kamin, you are attempting to go to a straight path. This imagery of light and darkness and Allah makes it even more broad. He says, Well, yester will armor will perceive you will have blue matte, well unknown, and the one who's blind and the one who can see can never be equal.

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Just like darknesses and light can never be equal. They can't be the same. The tragedy of disbelievers is Thelma Latina, aka Fabiola, Bohemia de Lune, they make them equal. They make the rubber equal to others, and they make the Allah's guidance equal to anything else. Oh, you have a religion? Yeah, we have other religions, too. It's like, it's like choices for toothbrushes on and you know, in Tesco? Which one do you want the particular girl the same, basically the same thing. Right? So for them, it's just they're all They're all. There's no distinction between them. There's just take your pick. And eventually Allah will complete his life both in this world and in the era

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where Ashoka turned out to be murabaha that the entire Earth will actually be illuminated by the door of Europe eventually. Finally, I'm going to share with you some things about how the slight and darkness is also talking to disbelievers. So I talked let's go through it People of the Book, then I talked about believers right. Then I talked about judgment day and how this plays out on Judgment Day, then universally for all of humanity and now for kuffaar for the hard line khatam Allahu Allah Kulu behave and so beginning of Sultan Bukhara How about them? Allah says you do not unmute Fionnula Hibiya for him. There are a special kind of offered this kofod of Maca is one thing that he liked of

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lights a fire and you can't see or you don't want to fire so you're lost right Allah took their light the light away from them it's another problem that not only are you blind you're like as soon as if I find it though. I'm gonna put it out

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not that I don't want to follow it. I want to end it. I want to I want this to be gone. You read do not yield. Fionnula Hebei FYE him they intend to blow out Allah's light with their mouths Allah home with him when he he and Allah will complete his light. It's like somebody trying to blow out a candle and the sunrises

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can't stay dark. Oh my god.

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What are you going to do? You know, call Morocco Sumati will also call the law called the husbandman dunya. Here Alia Lai M liquidnet. unfussy him enough and voila Bhawan call Hal yester will Arma will receive Amalia stay with Luma when Nora and Allah he shoulda holla coo Kochalka conky he further Shabbat algo Allah him Allah Who Calico coalition of will work it will go hard in the middle of that Allah said how can you ever think that light and darkness are going to be the same? They're never going to be the same for Hua Allah no remember Robbie and from inshallah Hassan Rahul Islam Allah which I am in home and have been shattered hustled sha Allah Who sada Rahul Islam for who are

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allowed to remember biggie. And as for the one who's whose chest, Allah expanded for Islam, and they are now committed to a light that comes from the Arab. That's the description that it says For whale oil costs eikelboom and Aquila, and how terrible an end for those whose hearts have become hard from Nara and refusing to remember Allah. Allahu Allah to join them in home. Okay, so that was a little bit of kind of an overview of how this small phrase of lighting a fire in the dark and taking a walk then becomes continuously reviewed. As you study the Quran as you read the rest of the Quran. Now we're going to take a little bit of another look at these ayat before this ayah Allah talked about

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to darknesses Allah talked about to before these examples, these two examples. Allah talked about the kuffaar He says in the Latina aka Furusawa la him and Dr. Home I'm London home now we know those who disbelieved doesn't matter if you warn them or not. They're not going to believe what I'm Allahu Allah Coleby him or something him I love sorry English Allah, Allah sealed their hearts, they're here their ears, and on their eyes, there's a cover, remember that entire scenery is there. They're done and of deal. You'll notice the first example is similar to the kuffaar. Why? Because Allah says about them someone Bookman Romulan for hula, Yasujiro, they're there, they're deaf, they're blind,

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they're mute, they're not going to come back. This is an the hub Allah who we knew to him, Allah, Allah took the light away from them. And Allah previously said about the kuffaar Hatha Allahu Allah Kulu

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To him, Allah put a seal on their hearts. So it's very similar language between the you know, that's a, what you call a terminal case. Right? No hope. And this is also a terminal case, no hope. But then the next group Allah mentioned was the mafia goon. And then when I have you know many sneaky things, but one of the things that's interesting about them is Allah said they have a disease.

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They have a disease, well Allah didn't say their hearts are sealed. Allah said they have a disease. And Allah said Allah will increase that disease. If they keep this up, Allah will keep on increasing their disease, but Allah didn't say they're done for. And you'll notice in the second parable, Allah doesn't say at the end like he said about the first one he said someone workman on your own for whom law or do your own, that their draft I'm, you know, their, their their death, their mute their blind, they're not going to come back unlike that in the second example, which I'm going to start explaining now. Allah actually says, if Allah wanted Had Allah wanted, he would have removed another

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hobby summoning him while beside him, he would have taken away their hearing in their eyes. Meaning Allah hasn't done it yet. Allah hasn't done it yet. So you know what that is, they are in some levels of darkness, that are getting pretty close to terminal. They're getting close to the danger zone. If you don't take care of it, the bad things are gonna happen. Right and you better pull back, I'm reminded of a friend of mine who was a cardiologist, he's a doctor. He's not a nice doctor. So what he does with his patients is he's just mean he says the only way to learn I get patients that are obese, they're they're eating bad food. Their arteries are clogging up and he says yeah, you'll

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die in about two months.

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Why? What do you think? Yeah, you're gonna die. I know surgery can save you. You don't want you want to keep eating those Swiss rolls. Keep eating them. But actually I say why wait two months? Double your intake of this food and just be done with it. I have other patients I have to see because you don't want to change.

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Okay, okay, told me what to do. No, no, I'm not going to tell you what to do. Because you don't want to listen. He does straight up he's like, you want to duck See, I can't help you. Because I'm trying to dig you out of a hole but you are so good at digging it much faster than I can dig you out. So you go ahead and kill yourself. Oh, you know what, we'll see each other in the afterlife. So look, you will understand how

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Allah is describing people that if they keep going this is what's going to happen with you. Well the whole movie McEnany activity and so let me first now walk you through the second image which is it's really powerful. Oh can say EB Mina sama or like perfect rain from the sky. Ironic language so you say you've been sold in Arabic it comes from sold and sold in Arabic is the rain that is perfectly the kind of be Cadore Mayan far in America. Well, it's funny says sold is rain. If it comes in the amount that is actually beneficial. It's just the right amount. So it's interesting that Allah use the word save even though it's a negative example he used the word that's just exactly the right

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amount. Many of us don't said about this example of rain that Allah is talking about the Quran. Right? I actually agree. I do believe it's talking about the Quran. Because the first example is about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam and the second example is about the Quran. And it's actually two kinds of problems. Some people don't have a problem with the Quran. They don't even want to think about the Quran because they have a problem. Why did it come to him?

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Why didn't they come to one of our people? Why didn't they come to one of the people in Medina, why should we follow someone from Africa? In Africa? They said, why didn't they come to one of the millionaires? Lola Lucia has Al Quran Allah La Jolla mineral Kalia teeny Aleem? How come? You didn't come to one of the great men? One of the billionaires? Why did it come to a poor man? Why did it come to an orphan? Right? The Israelites are like why didn't it come to one of us? The Medina is or like or the San Jose like could have been should have been one of us. Why should we follow a foreigner and immigrant right? And so they have they don't they don't care what the Quran has to say

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their problem isn't even the Quran. Their problem is Muhammad Rasool Allah Salah Shazam, right? Allah this Toccata and Allah the one himself. For other people, even the problem is not the Rasul Allah Azza wa salaam, what's the problem? The Quran what it's saying bothers them. It's demands because the Quran if you contemplate the Quran, it's like looking in the mirror. And if you're, if you're doing ugly things, you're gonna see ugly things in the mirror. And nobody likes to see ugly things in the mirror. Nobody likes to be pointed out what they're doing wrong. Right? Just like you and I don't enjoy if you're if the husband or the wife or somebody else points out Hey, you did this

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you did this, you to do this. Why are you talking about this? I don't want only to hear this. I'm going to the masjid.

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You know, so the idea is I don't have tolerance for criticism. I can't it's painful. Right? And so their problem is the Quran keeps pointing the finger in very

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direct ways, and when they compare themselves to what Allah is saying, they feel like it's talking about them. Yeah, so guna Coolessay had an ally. They imagine every outcry is directed at them. I jokingly sometimes say somebody's giving a hotbar about the Mona effects. Right? And he says, The Mona goon, Allah says about them. And there's one guy in the audience like, why is he looking at me like that?

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Every time he says when he looks at me,

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even if his face is that when he does this,

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even if the guy's not doing it, because you're dealing with your hand, like, you have something, you've got a problem inside, you got something in you that says, I have a problem and you're like, Oh, this guy is trying to humiliate me. You know? And then those people sometimes come up to you after the hotbar and they shake your hand in the squeezer. Why are you looking at me like that? I was like, Who are you? Where were you sitting?

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Never happened. Okay. Anyway. So now let's take this example oh, go sign up minutes of or perfect rain coming from the sky now perfect for believers. To understand. I'll pre set the example for you.

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Is is wind a mercy from Allah? Yes. Is Reina mercy from Allah? is the son of mercy from Allah. Yeah, all of these things are mercy from Allah, aren't they?

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But isn't it the rain that flooded the people of Noah?

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Isn't it the wind that destroyed odd?

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Isn't it

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so the same thing that's a blessing. When you don't appreciate it? Those same things, those Ayat of Allah that are supposed to give you blessing? What did they become, they become your destruction, they become your either the same thing that's the Nirma the same thing that's the blessing becomes the curse. The Quran we say about the Quran, puja to look alike, it's Quran will be a case in your favor on Judgment Day, or it will be a case against you on Judgment Day. It's either your greatest blessing or your greatest torture is the Quran.

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It's one of the other

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if this example is going to be about hypocrites, and about maybe perhaps some of the Israelites who understood from inside that Islam is in fact true. But they're bothered by it still, just because you accept it to be true doesn't mean you have to like it. So they don't like it. It could even be the description of a Muslim anytime in the time of the Prophet you until now until Judgment Day, or somebody was Muslim, but they don't like it. It bothers them.

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And they wish they weren't Muslim, or they don't like this, something's about the religion just bothers them and disturbs them and they just want to be free of it. They just want to not have to deal with it. Now the thing is, I'll tell you this straight up. If somebody is Hindu, and they don't like Hinduism, they stopped being into

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us, okay. They don't make a YouTube channel about why they're not Hindu anymore. They're not bothered by they're not they're not traumatized by their Hinduism. You know, they used to take me to the temple, and they used to make me you know, put the put the food in. It's just so it hurt me so much. When I was a kid. Now they just move on. They go into, you know, double cheeseburger now. And life goes on. Somebody used to be Christian, they're not Christian anymore. No big deal. Somebody used to be Jewish, they're an atheist. Now, no big deal. Somebody used to be Muslim. And they're thinking about leaving Islam or they're leaving Islam. They can't just leave. They can't just go and

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have a burger and have a you know, have themselves some pork ribs. They don't, they'll start a channel, they'll start a podcast, they'll start writing articles. Why I left Islam Islam as this as long as I look at this hadith, look at this, look at what the Quran says, look at what these people believe. Look, look, look, look, look, look, look, bro, you're so bothered, just go while you still, while you're still hanging on.

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You can't let it go. You know why? Because the image of a person who's wrestling with this religion, who has this love hate relationship, they want to let it go, but they can't because something inside them knows this is true. And if they can't get rid of it, so they start talking about it in this way. So somebody else can say you're right, you're right. Oh, thank you for validating that I can I can leave because I couldn't validate it for myself. I needed somebody else to just give me a yeah, you go more Ted, like you know, and then finally I could feel better about myself. Or they're even if they're not coming out right leaving Islam if they're not even leaving the religion, but they're

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in the religion, but don't like the religion than every gathering every Iftar would be in Islam. There are some contradictions. I don't know I don't understand. And then they, they start doing this whole spiel, you might have an uncle or a cousin or somebody who does it every single time. Same thing again, over and over. They they love bringing it up. Why? Because they can't. They need to feel like they're justified in their they want to do it by creating that agitation. That is the image think of it that way. That is the image of someone who even if you can go inside and not be standing in the rain, they're out there.

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Hear the rain is pouring in the dark and it's flooding them it's almost killing them and it's coming midsummer suggest that it's higher alert the fire you should have a fire meaning the higher the rain drop is coming from the harder it hits you so every every bit of this religion every every iron every message from Allah is like ah the hits, hits hits and so while for other people the same Quran is a blessing for this person. It's like it's they're getting slapped with it every second it hurts them. Oh Casa Minha sama. They're in a disturbing state fee Lulu Martin, in this heavy rain. There are layers and layers of darkness. He said how can do more saloon compare this Quran to darkness the

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Quran is light. The Quran is light. How come Allah has the example is it's like heavy rain from the sky, which has many, many layers of darkness. Yes, it's light for who?

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For the believer for and what is darkness for the disbeliever disturbance, anxiety, anger, frustration, sadness. They just keep getting agitated. Every time they hear something or some they get agitated, disturbed. You know, they have to respond in some way. It just keeps on bothering them. And Allah didn't just stop at Luma at the in the image, okay, you're walking in the rain, it's dark. It's at nighttime, it's getting darker and darker. The rain is getting heavier and heavier. It's so loud that even if you cry and scream, nobody can hear you because your sound is being drowned out by the by the you know the pounding of the rain that's pouring down on you, and you're

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soaking. And then and you know, you hate the rain but you're soaking in it.

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You're hate but you can't escape or you can't get away from it, you know? And then he says what are you doing? And then there's thunder, some ayat of the Quran. Even if you don't believe they hit you pretty hard. While Lahoma Dobbin Aleem asked us why do you guys believe in Johanna Why are you making that face? If you don't believe in it, if you think it's a fairy tale, why is it bothering you? Which you shouldn't bother you at all. So many years of I still remember this young lady came up to me and in Massachusetts she said I used to be Muslim. She spoke to me in Arabic. First, I was like algebra, algebra and mojado I said mashallah, it's spooky. She told me her name she I was like

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okay, Mashallah. She was halfway through Quran. I think Masha Allah Hafiz. Quran, salaam Alikum. She goes La La Would You Rather salaam, another still Muslim? I'm not Muslim. mostly Muslim.

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Because now I'm going to Muslim. I used to be Muslim.

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Okay, we need to talk.

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So after the lecture, I was like, what happened? And she's like, you know, they're just a description of Helen. The Quran just bothered me so much. Okay. What kind of God makes a *? I didn't want to believe in a religion where a god would torture. I was like, Okay, I hope you go to *.

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And she got really bothered. She's like, how could you say that? Excuse me? I was like, no, no, no, you don't believe it exists. So, to you, if I said, I hope you go to Six Flags. Or I hope you go to McDonald's, or I hope you go home on this on a couch. Or I hope you write on a pony like a you know, like a pink pony. Or, you know, it's the same for you. It doesn't exist. Why are you bothered? What Why does it bother you?

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Because you don't believe in it?

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Right, if you don't believe in it, so I hope to Pokeyman gets you then.

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You know

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what? It shouldn't bother you? Right? I hope to the great dragon comes eat your face. There's no dragon. So we're good? Yes, yes, I hope so too. No problem. But the fact that you're bothered, you know what that means, right? You're still standing in the rain, it's still slapping you on the face. And as much as you'd like to ignore it. You can't get out of this rain. And sometimes it thunders and it's like, ah, it just you

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and you don't want to hear it. And what did they do? So Allah says he will not on what I've done. And then he says what back and there's also lightning.

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So they don't want to hear what they don't want to deal with that thunder. So what do they do your I do not asabi Our home fee attorney in Minnesota and they stick their fingers into their ears because of the explosions. That's what Quran describes. Now the problem is the fingertip this part is called enamel.

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enamel. This is a sabia

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Allah didn't say I do not anomala homefree as I knew him, he said he's gonna also be our home fee, then he him. In other words, the voice the sound is so loud that when they stick their finger in their ear, it's not it's not noise cancellation enough. So they keep pressing in until they're hurting themselves to the point where it hurts them so long as they don't have to hear the thunder. But it's still not helping. It just isn't helping. That's the desperate state they're in it and they don't want to hear it but they still want to hear more than they don't want to hear it.

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And they stick there. So he says have almost

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out of the fear of death, which is another very telling thing about the monastic and about the Israelites in the Quran about the Israelites Allah said you will do I don't know your Admiral for Santa each one of them wishes they could live for 1000 years when he talks about the same concept for the moon if you own insolate and certain Zab yes it will Allah Saba because when the we know Muslims were surrounded by opposing forces and Medina was basically held hostage, right. And then when he called were in there, too, so Allah says, you know yes, I'm gonna La Casa Bella Mia Abu, even though the armies left they were paranoid. I don't want to go out there. They might still be

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there. I might get killed. Yes, I'm gonna let me have they assume that the enemy forces the groups the militias haven't left yet. We're in yet de la Zab. And if the militia does come back, yeah, what do lo and behold by Luna, Villa Arab. They then wish they were staying somewhere far out in the outskirt. deserts. Yes, Aluna and Amber ecom. They could ask about how you guys are doing in Medina. They wish they could get out of the city away from the conflict zone, be physically safe, and then hear all about what's happening on the news. That's what they wish they could do.

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What is Allah describing a love of this life? What does Allah describe here? Have a result, meaning that I just don't want to die. But there's more than just wanting this life and not dealing with the era somewhere in the heart of the monastic they know they're not ready to face Allah. And they know that death means there's no choice but to face Allah. So avoid it as long as possible. Hustle mode to Allahumma Hato mill caffeine, while Allah has caffeine completely surrounded what Allah could have said, well Lahoma hatin Bill Munna. 15 right Allah has the munafo Clean surrounded but what the Allah say, Well Lahoma Hayneville caffeine in this is an important concept for us to understand. In

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this world, Allah separated the believer and the disbeliever.

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But Allah did not make them when afek a known category, even until the end of the Quran, Allah was told Allah told the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is people not to do other than the fact that Allah Muhammad Allah, Allah Allah. There are people that are still inclined towards NIF Hawk you don't know them, only Allah knows them. So you cannot point at someone and say, when I fail, why not because even Allah told his messenger, you don't know them only Allah knows them, even the ones within Medina. Allah told me that towards the final revelations, and so Toba. So the idea that we can easily just label them on Africa is not the case. Is that simply not the case. In fact,

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the policy in the Quran is even while at Taco lemon Alka Alaikum salam ala mode minute. Don't say about anybody who throws Salaam in your direction that they're not a believer assume that they have Eman don't assume that they have hypocrisy. So that's that's our policy. So the fact is a complicated category. But in with Allah with us, it's complicated, because I can't see inside the heart. But with Allah, it's not complicated. Because I live on B that is sudo. So Allah comments about the moon afek, sometimes the same way he would comment about the cafe.

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He comments about them the same way. And it's scary that he does that. Because actually, he puts them together in the spiritual sense. This is also a kind of cover. It's just a cover that the Muslim cannot judge on the outside because it's happening inside. Right? But Allah sees it for what it is. The disturbance with what Allah has revealed, being bothered by what Allah has revealed, the desire to remain rebellious to what Allah has given. Let's go for Allah enough.

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Just like bliss is bothered by the command to do such that, isn't it? I mean, he believes in Allah. He knows Allah exists. So he's not like, Allah doesn't exist. He does. His command exists too. I just don't like it. I know it's from Allah. I just don't like it. That's enough for him to be labeled a caffeine isn't it? So Allahumma hateable, caffeine. Allah has the disbelievers entirely surrounded and the idea of being surrounded also perhaps adds to that imagery. They can't seem to escape this. This mess they find themselves in this flooding rain in the middle of the dark they find themselves in the image then moves forward, your card will Berko your stuff will Apsara home.

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It's almost as if the lightning is about to * their eyesight. You know if the lights are off and you're sleeping and somebody turns all the lights on and you know have no blanket or nothing in your face. What happens to your eyes.

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You know, you get blinded or somebody has the one of those blinding camera flashes. Just one picture. Like yeah, what did you just do? Right? Sometimes police have these extra flashlights when they're pointing it in your face to blind you, right? Allah is describing lightning that hits so hard. Your stuff will absorb at home. It blinds them, which is really interesting because all over the Quran

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All over the Quran, rain is supposed to be something good. But in this ayah rain this deadly

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and everywhere else in the Quran light is good. But in this ayah light is doing what for them?

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It's almost blinding them. It's counterintuitive. It's going against the grain of every other place in the Quran. Why? Because they walked away from Allah as light the same thing that is blessing for everybody else is up for them.

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I also read this, this flash of light, as part of the imagery of the Quran when Allah says Allah home with him whenever he Allah will complete his light. And Allah completing his light in the CLI means Allah will give Islam victory. But a flash of light means a small victory, because it comes for a little bit. Right? So I'll give you an example of this. In surah, Al Fatah, the Prophet SAW Selim decided that he's going to go to make Hajj and the munafo and we're very happy because the monastic order like he's gonna go to make herds he's basically not going to be armed. people of Makkah hate him. So when he goes to make Hajj, they're gonna what? They're going to kill him. Our

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problem will be solved because we don't want him around in Medina. Allah says button Allah but Valentin Allah Yun caliber Rasulullah Munna Illa Allah him Abba, was Xuyen Adeleke fu Kulu become of an Anton von nosode Komamura you people believed that the Prophet SAW Salem de la Sol and his family will not be coming back.

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And this idea became very beautiful in your hearts. Yeah, please go make had my shower.

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And, you know, you really liked this idea that they're just gonna get killed, we're not even gonna have to deal with the problem. We don't have to work on any conspiracies or nothing. They're just solving the problem for ourselves, when they come back victorious, when they come back from hygiene when new revelation it's like, oh, God, you again,

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just a light, a small victory. And they get blinded by it. Every victory of Islam is disturbing to them, like they don't want to face it. Because every one of those victories becomes a proof of the truth of Islam. When a munafo Who doesn't like what Allah says, doesn't want to obey what Allah says, when they are confronted with evidence that keeps proving what Allah is saying is right. Every time they're confronted with evidence, their description is that of someone who's standing in the lightning, their eyes get flashed, and they're like, Oh,

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can we talk about something else? Can I not look at this? Can I keep ignoring this? I wish I never opened my eyes. I wish I was looking down. I wish I wasn't dealing with it. So this is like they don't want to they don't want to deal with the evidence in front of them. So and what does Allah do every time he gives us small victory after that there's some ease. So what happened in in SOTL Fatah Allah gave her a big victory. After a holiday via we met we had many easier victories right? So what does what does Allah say about the moon African desire look at this this parable. He says cool llama Abba Allahu Masha Wolfie, the lightning strikes it almost blinds them. But even though after the

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lightning falls after the lightning kind of starts disappearing, you could see a little bit of your way right. So every time it illuminates for them a little bit they can walk in it. Whether Allah Allah him call me when when it gets dark again, they're standing again. So now look at what happened in total fat when the victory came certain fat. And then other victories came. They're like, Oh my God, how can how did they win again. But then after that, they were easy conquests that were coming. So cool. Mukalla foun eventlog to Milan, Ronnie Malita Kaluga the Lunella debater calm.

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And so Haber, for example, was an easy victory. So when the Muslims are going to Hypertable Africa is like, okay, when we were going to Makkah, they were going to get killed. But if they're going to Hybl this is going to be easy money. I should go with them. I should this is the rule on that. Can we come with you? Can we join you were Muslim too. We should join you too. What does this image say? When the lightning strikes their eyes flash. And then every time it's a little bit easier to walk sunlight is there they want to go forward? With Allah Allah heaven when things get difficult again, darkness falls again. Karma standing where they are. Karma also suggests you are settled in place.

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And if you look at the ayat before Allah said they come to the believers they tell them they believe and then they go where they actually settled in the darkness of their Shayateen right? Whether Allah Allah him come well of sha Allah who lives a hobby seminary him but I was lied to him in Allahu Allah coalition Khadi and had Allah wanted, Allah would have taken away their hearing. And Allah taken away meaning Allah would have removed it from the meaning he would have deaf in them, and he would have blinded them. Allah is indeed completely in control of all things. This is Allah's way of reminding someone who's on the way to becoming deaf and blind.

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They're not entirely there yet. The fact that they're bothered the fact that they move even a little bit

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Remember the first group Taraka Humphrey lumati left them in the darknesses this group, some lightning comes, they move some lightning comes they move.

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You know, you ever wonder if they're in the desert?

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Then why are they stopping so much? The desert is open land, keep walking. Why are they stopping other images in the Quran? Other places in the Quran explain this picture. Allah says women are Nassima Yeah, but Allah, Allah Huff. Among people, there's somebody who worships Allah on the edge of a cliff. Imagine walking at the edge of a cliff is it's you know, it's not like the steps are made for you, you have to go from one rock to another, make sure it's stable, lightning strikes, you see a stone in front of you. And you hop over. Now you got to wait. Because you don't know which way to go. But you can't stay where you are either because the rains getting heavier and heavier and

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pretty soon other rocks are going to start falling or you're gonna get flooded or you're gonna slip and fall down, or you're gonna get you're gonna get drowned. And if you do fall, there is another image in the Quran with light and darkness. And I thought a lot about should I talk about that with you tomorrow or at the end of Ramadan, I've decided towards the end of Ramadan. All of this picturing of light and darkness comes to a full climax. When Allah talks about the parable of light and darkness and Surah to newer Allah Who knows somehow it will alert all these lessons about light and darkness and walking into darkness and almost being blinded and you know lightning is blinding

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you all of that will come full circle and reach its complete climax and Soto Nora. So I probably inshallah towards the end of Ramadan. I'll share that with you and leave that be so this is where we begin and this is where we're going to end also inshallah Allah. So that's my intention with you so enough for one day of Allah. But I wanted to give you this, this this imagery, the main takeaway of it being rain is a description in fact of the Quran, across the Quran many places, but in an in this place, it's also a description of the Quran. But this time it doesn't seem like a blessing. It seems like a punishment. Why? Because the same Quran that is a blessing for the believer becomes a

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punishment for the monastic punishment for the one who knows the truth and is hiding it. May Allah azza wa jal make the Quran a blessing for us and not a punishment. BarakAllahu li Walakum Quran Al Hakim when a funny er combine it with the lacunae cinematic Mala tonight

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