Nouman Ali Khan – Striking Examples From the Quran #05 Empty Cries

Nouman Ali Khan
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The example from the Quran that we're going to try to contemplate today together is iron number 171, of swords of Bukhara. It's a very peculiar example. A rough translation of this example is something like, you know, when Allah says well, method will let the NACA follow the example of those who have disbelieved compatibility and recall the malleus Maru. Illa, Dora and Juanita, it's something like the example of one who calls or cries out. Urinary echo is used for the shepherd when he's trying to call the sheep and the assault on motorists era. This is what the lexicons tell us about this word. So he's comparing it to a shepherd who calls out to the animals he doesn't mention the animals

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directly, he says Be my alias Marilla. And when he

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he calls to something that cannot hear except calls and cries, so the shepherd is making this call and cry. And of course, the animals hear him say that. And then someone Bookman hongyun, for whom they are actually doing the same similar language to what we saw in the first parable, we saw someone Bookman hongyun, for whom layers your own. And now we're seeing someone Bookman, Omean, for whom la yaki don't, that they're deaf, they're mute, which means they can't speak their blind, and they're not going to be thinking or understanding. Okay, so this seems a little obscure at first, there's a tall order ahead of me, I want to place this example, in its context so that we can make

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the most sense of it in sha Allah. And then we'll try to unpack what's going on in this image that Allah is sharing of, you know, animals being herded, and the shepherd making a call and the animals hearing the sound of the call, etc. So the place I want to begin is a little bit further back already a couple of times in the Surah. I've talked to you about those who influence and the people that are influenced leaders and followers, right? And we're going to keep some of that narrative alive and keep going with it. And also I'm going to start work back and start with iron number 159 And then Latina aktu. Munna Anza laminal Bay unity well Huda embark Dima Bayona, hula Nassif kitab.

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Willa, eco yell and hula. Well, I know whom Allah known that those who no doubt about it, those who hide the book after we've sent it down, or who are the people who are hiding the book that Allah after Allah sent it down. It was the scholars of the Israelites, the rabbis in Medina, the knowledgeable people who knew that some of the things the Quran is saying were already found in their book, if they told their public that, then a lot of people in their public would start accepting Islam and they would lead they would lose their audience. And then the fundraiser would be a lot more difficult than next week, you understand, so they can't afford to lose their audience. So

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they're hiding what they have, because it's not just about losing your people in terms of religion. It's a business. And it's also a social thing, because they have a large following and large following gives them social position in society. If they start sharing these things, and they start losing people that are going to walk out of their religion, then they're going to lose their position in society. Of course, if you accept Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the Messenger of Allah, then you're no longer the scholar. You're just a follower among other followers, you lost your whole position, right? Everything's gone all your title, all your education, all everybody

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looking up to you coming to you and asking you questions, all of that Disappears Overnight because you accepted Muhammad Rasool Allah salAllahu Salam so Allah describes those leaders as those who hide the book deliberately even after Allah has made it clear now but yeah, but yeah, now who now interesting language on but memorabilia now hula Nassif al Kitab what Allah made clear for all people, meaning the Quran was not meant for some select group of scholars. It was meant for the entire public

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And the the scholars who were hearing the Quran, the scholars of the other religions, were hearing the Quran. And they knew this is dangerous, because they were used to keeping information to themselves. And that way the public, if they want to learn anything, they have to come to them. And they will give what they feel like giving and keep the rest of themselves. Just like for example, the copies of the, you know, the the original copies of the Bible, were not allowed in the possession of the general public in Catholic faith, right? They were kept in the archives in you know, in the Vatican, and only the highest order of priests etc, would have access to it until the

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Protestant Revolution, it was illegal for a Christian to have a copy of the Bible, or to even read from the Bible, it was considered blasphemous, right? So they weren't there. There's a structure in religious orders, where the only people who know the religion are on top, the rabbis, the priests, etc. And everybody else knows nothing. And if you want to know you better go to them. And you can't you don't know how to worship yourself, you don't know how to answer any questions yourself. And you can't question them. Because they're the only ones who know, I It's a silly example. But it's, I think it's somewhat similar. If you don't know anything about cars, you know anything about a

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transmission, you don't know anything about, you know, the brake pads, you don't know anything about fluids, coolant, nothing, you know, nothing. When you go to the mechanic, and all you needed was an oil change. And you go to the mechanic and he says, You need a new engine, you need a new transmission, you have this belt problem, you have this issue, or your car is going to be explode in the next three hours. If you don't, it's a big job, but I can do it. I'll give you a discount only 10,000. You know, he could do that to you. Why what's what's the one thing that's allowing him to take advantage of you your ignorance? You don't know. That's why you can do it. If you know anything

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about cars, you say, oh, so there's an engine problem? Can you show it to me? Oh, it's over? No, actually, it's working fine. So where's the problem? I don't understand. It's the rotors are fine, this is fine. This part is fine. This part is fine. The fluids working quick, you know, working just fine. The belt is working function is like how do you know about the belt? Hiawatha now, he's kind of, he doesn't like this customer. Because there's customers to which information you understand. So they were hiding it for a reason. Now, the reason I'm spending time on this is I want you to understand that psychology. You know, before the coming of Islam, which was a revolution, religions

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operated in a certain way. religions were designed to control populations. They were designed to control populations. And they were all pretty much every major religion was married to the government, whichever government, okay, so the king, in the old times, he needs to make sure that the people are loyal. But the people never in the whole history of humanity. People don't like government, like you don't like your government, like I don't like my government, people don't like government, we don't like any. In fact, we don't even like a little bit of government. When you're in school, you don't like your teacher, so many government in the classroom, you don't like it. And

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the higher even inside the school, the principal is the one you're scared of. And you're like, why? You know, because there's authority, you know, like when the police officer stops you because human beings don't like authority. So the king in order to hold on to his authority needs something that will keep the people from rebelling. And one of the tools he uses is not just the military or the police, one of the tools that kings have used in history governments have used in history is religion. So get the religious guy, whether it's you know, Buddhism, or Hinduism, or Christianity, etc, etc, you get the religious leader to go and when they gather the people on a Sunday, or they

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gather them on a Saturday doesn't matter which day when they gather the people, and they're praying, he's gonna say, you know, God has given us a great gift. And that gift is the king, or the gods have blessed this king. And he's chosen and for us are this is, you know, so they marry the government and the religion together. So now the people who want to follow a religion, they're like, it's part of our religious duty to be loyal to the King also. Right? So, you know, so there's this kind of conflation between the two. And that's why you have an even in European, many European nations, the coronation ceremonies, for royal families, etc. There's always some church member involved, even

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now, but that's coming from a historical, you know, conflation between these two entities, but even at a smaller level that happened, you know, religious leaders, you know, what politicians, when they're going for elections, you know, where they go, a lot of times they go to synagogues, they go to churches, they go to mosques, they go to religious centers, because they say, if we can get the, the religious leader to after the hotbar, or after the Senate, Saturday, you know, the Sabbath sermon or the Sunday service, to say a few words about this candidate or this candidate, this is going to be good for us. Right? So this will be the religious vote. So this this conflation between,

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you know, how politics uses religion, and then religion is not free. So a lot of these corrupt religions, you know what they do? Okay, so I'll endorse you. I'll make you the

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You know, the Jesus candidate. But I mean, our church needs a new roof. And we need a new park and I haven't had a raise for a long time. And, you know, we for you know, for the Lord, we need a new helicopter. So

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so then the politician will put some money coming their way, and they're going to become their mouthpiece, you see. So this, this system is in place in small ways, and in big ways all over the world. And by the way, I'm not afraid to say the Muslims are not immune from this disease.

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Islam has been used in this way, also in our history. And even in this day and age, it is used in many places, in this way, the religion being used to endorse political objectives. This is done all the time. So it's not like because we have the pure word of Allah and the person of his messenger SallAllahu Sallam that we are pure. Now the book is pure. The Sunnah is pure, our application can be very impure sometimes, right? So they're hiding it, they're hiding parts of it to steer their population. Kind of like how sheep are steered by the shepherd. You understand? And they hide parts of the book that make you think. So I'll keep going because if I could just stay on this idea, we

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won't get to the example. A little Athena taboo, Elsa, yeah, no, but when I go to Bali, him or him, except those among them, who repented, corrected themselves and then clarified what is clarified mean, clarified means they spoke up. They said, Yes, this isn't in fact in our book, you know, this is in fact the truth, which is the opposite of what word Bookman remember they don't speak they can't speak. So they actually be but you know, for Allah to Allah him then those are the people who still but I will accept what Anatole Rahim and I am continually repeatedly accepting repentance, always loving and caring. In a Latina Koforidua Mattawan kuffaar Hula Iike la him Lana. Hola. Well,

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Mila, Iike, one nasty edge Mandarin, and those who disbelieved and they died while they were in a state of disbelief. Those are the people on whom Allah has sent his curse. And Allah is curses on them and the angels and people altogether.

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This is not just an IRA about all kuffaar There's a context here. What's the context? Those people who know the truth when it came to them, they hit it anyway. Some of them may Toba. Allah says photodiva to where are they him? The other ones don't want to make Toba. They keep one a holding on to their power. Those people are being described as in a Latina cafardo Amma to a home kofod. So there's a general application but there's an application in this context. Okay. Holly, Deena V ha la you have one who will either welcome him Varun y EDA who Camila Hua ilaha illa. Hoffman, okay. It's incredible if he says they will remain in that curse that Lana, and then the punishment will not be

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made any lighter on them, and they won't even be looked at and they won't be given any breaks. And then he says in your ILA, your loving object of worship, meaning Allah is ILAHA. There's only one law. No one is to be worshipped or obeyed and loved in any way, shape or form, except he he is Rama and Rahim is ultimately loving and caring. And he's the always loving and caring. Now what does that have to do with the rest of these ayat? Like that's an ayah about Tauheed right like La Ilaha Rahman Rahim, what's that doing in the middle of ayat that are talking about the rabbi's who were hiding the book, or religious authorities that were hiding the book? And he's talking to us he's not

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talking to them now. So you notice the secret was live it was they hide the book in Alladhina? Yocto. Muna Angela. Angela. But here you find what you know who comb ILAHA he's talking to you. He's talking to me. He says Your God is the one in the same. This isn't just about oh, hey, there's another from Ebola, we sell money, money. There's a second meaning here. And the second meaning here is if you think that those people were hiding parts of what Allah revealed and Allah curse them, then don't think that you're special because that's exactly what they thought they thought they were special. Your God is the same exact God that they had.

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You know who Camilla Han

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so the policy for them is the same policy for you you were you were just made a new America Delica Hola, como Mutton Masala Diderot just came. And now Allah is giving us example of those who are not accepting this message. And then switching that over back to us and saying, by the way, you are in danger of making the same mistakes. But make no mistake, that same Illa is your hola so if he did that with them, he will do that with you. However, he is

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La ilaha illa Hua Rahmani Raheem, meaning if you follow the right way you become you received the Wrath of Allah becoming a bad man. So this is the era in the speech for us to learn from their mistake not just to look at them and say, Hey, look at these people. But actually, we're in danger too. Now, this is where things get really because I'm all building up to this example that Allah gave of the shepherd and the sheep and all of that right? In Nephi Hulka. Somehow it will, was the laffy Layli when the HAR Woelfel killed it, he fell back under Allah. So then he says

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Well, let me tell you man in fairness wanna Anza Allah I mean a summer even for

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mot her What are three for Rhea was the Harbin Masaharu buena sama he will

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call me in the afternoon really important I again it seems like it's going away from the subject. It's not going away from the subject guitar or Kamath IR to who the ayat of the Quran are stitched together for a reason. So what is this is saying, no doubt in the creation of the skies in the earth, and the conflict of the night and the day was the lovely lady when the HAR and the ships that sail in the in the middle of the seas that bring benefit to the people be mindfulness which benefit to people? Well, not until Allahu Mina Sama, MMR and whatever whatever water Allah sent down from the sky, that gives life to the earth, what does leaf area and the movement of the winds in one

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direction in the other direction was the Hubble moussaka and the clouds that are hanging between the skies and the earth Venus Summit, you will love it. And in all of that, there are plenty of indication signs, lessons for people that want to think that people that are trying to understand, Allah is commenting on people that are trying to think and understand this is really, really important. Why? Because Allah gave Revelation, the Quran to the people before us that thought out the Injeel, he gave us these revelations, so that we can think, but even before the coming of revelations, you still had the sky, you still had the clouds, you still had the mountains, you still

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had the ocean, Allah made you capable of thinking he didn't make you like other animals. He didn't make me like a cow or a sheep or a goat, or a dog that can eat, sleep, procreate and die. That's it. That's all it does. But I can look at the same food and say, Why is this food being given to me? I can look at the cloud that rains and not just be happy that it rained. Why is that there? Who put that there? And why am I benefiting from it? Human beings were made capable of asking deeper questions. Where did those deeper questions come from? They came from our rule. They came from the rules that Allah put inside us, Allah gave us an ability to think about things in a way that other

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creatures can think about them. So he gave us these ayat already. And then on top of all of that, he gave us the Ayat of Revelation, the signs are indications of Revelation. So if you're already a thoughtful human being, and then the revelation comes, immediately you recognize it.

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So they immediately model for mental health, they can recognize it from what's what's the truth in it, because you're already thinking along these lines, and it keeps confirming what you already had inside you. Right? And that's, that's this is the imagery that Allah is giving, meaning human beings are meant to be thoughtful. Now, let's pause here for a second and think about this. Allah first mentioned religious leaders that tried to corrupt their population, right? You know, how they corrupt their population. I said, they hide some things. Okay, if you're hiding some things, then what are you showing?

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You have to show the part of the religion that makes people emotional, and they don't think too much. So you have to create an entire version of the religion. The whole purpose of that version is to get people emotional and excited. Either you want to make people cry, or you want to make people angry, or you want to make people scared. That's it.

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That's it. So for example, in our deen in Islam and the revelation Allah gave us if you hear about Toba, you might cry.

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If you hear about Jahannam, you might get scared. If you hear about Jana, you might get motivated isn't true.

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If you hear about the you know, the the accolades, the history, the exciting history of the past, you might even feel ashamed. We did this and now we're not doing it. There are emotions attached. But our religion is not just about emotional speeches, is it? That's there? It's there. It affects us. But that's not all there is. That's one part of our deen and the other part of our deen is actually thoughtful strategic, because there's this guitar, there's hikma. There's deeper thinking there's law. There's society to think about history to learn from lessons to learn, right? So there's not just the emotional stuff. Now imagine if every hutzpah for 30 years is

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I know

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this is all your Islam is your Assam is just emotional. Dopamine hits. You know, motivate Ah ha. woke me up. You know? And you're not That's it? That's all your Islam is this is fiery fires me I love that khateeb Yo, he's he got loud or you gotta go to this one. This one got sold out. Oh.

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And as What are you watching the UFC? Are you are you gonna think?

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Sometimes that's okay. It's a good thing. Sometimes it's okay. But you know what people what corrupt religious leaders do? Corrupt religious leaders don't want people to use their minds.

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And the best way to not let them use their minds is to create a religion which is all focused on their emotions.

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You know, feel good, feel good religion and feel bad religion. Just make them laugh and make them cry. That's it. That's all you need.

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I went one time a few years ago during Christmas, I went to a Joel Olsteen special. Joel Olsteen, if you don't know is a very famous preacher in, in Texas and America. And his sermons are very, very, very well attended. Like he'll have 100,000 people in the crowd. He gets entire stadium, the entire stadium filled up. And he had a Christmas special. I live in Dallas, he had a Christmas special in Dallas, the night of Christmas 25th. In the evening, Christmas special with Joel Olsteen. And family, I was like, Okay, I'm going, I want to know what they do. So I went, some of you may have heard me talk about this before. So I went there. And I got a $25 ticket, which was way up in the

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quarterback seat. So you imagine the first row seats that must have been serious money. And he's there and I'm like, what, it's a four hour program. I just really want to know how to do that. What that why are they giving the people? What are they telling them? And one after the other his mother in law comes his wife comes and has somebody else. And then he came and they're, they're telling people this stuff, weird things. They're just saying weirdest, weirdest things every every time they say something that is now we're gonna sing. And then they bring out a song everybody starts gonna

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start singing, and I'll just share one thing with you. He said this year, the Lord is going to solve all your problems. And given the people next to me, yes, he is. Yes, he is.

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I was like this year, that job that you lost, you're gonna get a better job. Yes, I am. Yes, I am.

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The Lord's promising you this is the year of your do. There was a verse in the Bible about do you know the morning mist? Right? And he used that to say this is the year of the Lord. This is the year of do. Right. And there was an economic crisis that year afterwards. It's just a

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waste problem promising people this like, and people are so happy, like, yes, you know, everything's gonna work out. He's selling them feel good religion. And sometimes they still think they don't even make sense. How are people buying this stuff? His mother in law came. I don't know how it was his wife. She said this morning, when I was thinking about this Christmas special. I was having myself a chocolate milk.

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Okay, and I was like, where's this going? Because Allah gives on Thursdays, people also give them thought, you know, this is her muscle is the muscle, chocolate milk. She's like it, I poured the chocolate. And I was stirring it up. And I realized in life, you just got to stir things up. You just got to stir up your life. And everybody around me is like, yep, stirred up. You got to stir it up. Was it? What does that be?

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Inspired by the stir of the chocolate milk. But this is

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this is a kind of looking at your deem that just plays with your emotions. And when you're always playing with your emotions, what are you not using? Your mind? What does this tell you even without the coming of Revelation, the cloud will make you use your mind, the wind blowing will make you use your mind. The night and day the changing of the night and day will make you use your mind Allah created this creature, this human being with a profound mind that looks at the universe and says there's something beyond this universe, the mind the mind is so profound, that the more you contemplate the world, the more you want to know what's behind this world.

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And then Allah answers that question with his revelation. And so you really exhaust your mind thinking about what Allah has said. But these people want to hide what Allah has said, and they want to replace it with things that keep you from using your mind. They just want you to become mindless. I'm gonna say it now sheep.

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They just want you to be sheep. And just follow don't think about it too much as follow. Well, I mean a Nassima yet ducky do men do Nila here and there then you have buena Hunka who Billa well Latina Aman who I shall do herbal Allah. Allah Allah Allah deen of Allah Avila Moo

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Quwata illa who Jamia? Well, and Allah Harsha de de la adab.

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Allah says there are those who put other people besides Allah as competitors. They love them the way they should be loving Allah, and those who believe they are intense in their love for Allah. And if only those who did wrong could see the moment that they see the punishment that power entirely belongs to Allah, Who is Allah talking to? Allah is talking to the corrupt leaders that are corrupting the masses, and he's talking to the corrupted masses. Just because they're corrupt leaders doesn't mean you're stupid that you can think for yourself. Just because a million people are doing stupid things doesn't mean that you became a sheep because they became sheep. When I was

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studying psychology back in the university days in social psychology, we studied riots. One of the chapters we studied was riots. Very interesting phenomenon. You have for example, a power outage, right? Or there's a there's a Police Emergency and all the police are gone. All of a sudden something happens to people normal guy, accountant, you know, normally he's a dentist. He has a whole

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And he's taken a broken fire hydrant and he's throwing it into electronic stories grabbing a big screen TV has a TV at home, he doesn't even have room for it. He's taking it anyway. He's like, and then they get caught some of these people because they're on camera right? Now they caught some of these people want you to I don't know, everybody was doing that I just got What do you mean, everybody was doing it? You know, animals, when they stampede when one horse starts running fast. The second one, the third one, what happens to all the other horses, they start stampede and they don't think about it, they just do it. Even if one of them is just jumping off of a cliff, and they

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don't know there's the edge of a cliff. The horse alone would never do it. But if one of them is doing it super fast, guess what they're the rest of them are going to do one after they won't even look, they're like, Hey, he's going must be going the right way to go do it. Jump right off the cliff. And so you have something inside social psychology you have something called herd mentality. You think like a herd. And you develop an emotional attachment to those leaders.

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Because it's not an it's not an intellectual attachment. It's an emotional attachment. So Allah mentioned those who love others as though they should be loving Allah love as mentioned, because this is not an intellectual thing. This is an emotional thing. And they will realize in the end that power only belongs to Allah. Now Allah makes a comment about the leaders and the followers as if you know, you would think Allah will blame the leaders and Allah will give the followers a blank check. No, no, no, Allah comes after the leaders and Allah comes after the followers because you are both equipped with the intellect. Right? If they were really smart and making you feel dumb, you were

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smart enough to not be dumb. Allah says if the Barbra Latina to be Rumina, Latina terbaru what I will adab what Takata to be Himalayas back when those who used to be followed the influencers, the celebrities, the political leaders, the religious leaders, the you know, the the people that had huge fan bases on Judgement Day, when they do tomorrow, tomorrow means they have their millions of followers and they say I have nothing to do with you.

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Those people will say I've been following you today too. And then

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I don't know you people and they're coming they're coming in front of Allah doing tomorrow like I have no connection to I don't know ideal these people are if you if you rewind the same person a few years ago when they were alive. They're holding a concert they got a million fans and for I love all you guys I leave I love every single one of you. You're in my heart. And I was like We love you do

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your best you don't have your picture on my phone.

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You know, or they're having spiritual moments when they're in a concert, the crime. You know, while the guy is singing the song, his song speaks to me, man. It's like he's talking about my life.

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You know, this guy's deep bro. And that guy that got your your huge fan standing right next to him on judgment. And he's like, Oh my god, I got nothing to do with this dude. It's Tamara Lavina to Bureau Mina Lavina Tarbell. Those who are followed will disconnect themselves from those who followed them. What are Oh other and they will all be looking at the punishment or Oh gemera combines either just the leaders but leaders and also followers but Takata at the Himalayas Baba and all the connections they used to have have been chopped up. There is no connection left will call a Latina tomorrow and those who used to follow them, they will now cry out lo Anila Naka Ratan Tata

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Barra aminu, if we had another chance to go back we would cut ourselves off from them we would say we have nothing to do with them just like they're saying they have nothing to do with us. Now.

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Luca UD him Rahim Allahu Allah Allah home Hassan Allah himbo Maha Maha Regina Milena that's how Allah will show them their deeds so they can keep feeling regret on top of regret on top of regret. Let me build this up for you as we go. Back in the day they used to be religious leaders, people follow them. And on Judgment Day they will cut themselves off the Buddhist speaker in Nepal. You know the the preacher who's got a crowd of two 300,000 in front of them will come in front of Allah and cut himself off from his entire congregation that people used to climb a 20,000 step mountain just to go you know, touch the feet of the the shaman at the top of the temple. That shaman at the

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top of the temple is like yeah, I don't know. Please push them back down the mountain. I have nothing to do with them. You know, they banked off of these people now they're cutting themselves off from them. But what about now what about nowadays? Well nowadays, our you know, mashallah are the next generation of the world. You don't need to go to a temple, your temples on Tik Tok

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temple on Instagram, your temples on whatever other social media plant or discord

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you know, and you follow certain people the way people used to follow their religious leaders and their political leaders. Now we follow celebrities, gamers, singers, comedians, athletes, and you follow their, you know, their personal profile where they're traveling what they want to keep up with their

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life you want to, you want to see what they ate? You want to see where they're where they're hanging out, oh my God, look at this picture, I got your following following following, you know, hit follow and like, hit follow and like and judgment day, unfollow unlike

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Yeah, that's not my account or some I don't know who these people are, you know. And this this entire idea of those who have influence being followed is now being rendered nothing on Judgement Day, nothing. This is also you have to understand this is a multi billion dollar industry now religion got replaced with consumerism for the most part in most of the world, right, what used to be religion, religion was a way of getting people together and consume things together. Now, you know, large corporations in the world figured out, you don't need that. You just need a good advertising strategy. So gotta get show as many women in the world as possible that having a Louis

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Vuitton or a Chanel bag is a status, that you are better than other women. You are more accomplished, you are you are higher, you're you're a higher price. And make sure that when they buy when you buy one, you make sure you put it on the dinner table when you go somewhere. Laying in front.

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For men, their status as a watch as a status symbol. You know what? What, there's 1500 pound belts, a belt, a Nara,

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right? whose only purpose is to keep your clothes on you. Is our status. You could buy one for 20. Or you can buy one for 2000. Why are you buying one for two? Because you soon? Who's going to look?

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Why do you need that? You know, because there's a new religion now. And then that religion, if you want to have value, then you better buy this product. You better buy this and they you know, I used to when I was in college in 1836, I took a lot of marketing and advertising. I was one of my minors was marketing and advertising. And one of the most important things I learned in marketing and advertising was you have to you have to attack one of the most primal urges of your market.

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So if you want to sell something, you got to sell people safety, because safety is a primal urge. Sell *. It's a primal urge, sell, you know, beautification. That's a primal urge cell social hierarchy. If you're driving this car, you know, they'll show you that the guy driving this car is just cooler than everybody. Everybody's looking at him. When this car is going down the road, it's like no other car even exists. And now you feel like if I have this car, oh, I will feel like I'm up here. And everybody will say yeah, late Alana, Miss llama, Oto karoun.

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You know,

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why do you want to buy that belt?

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Because it's a great belt. What? No, but it's made of leather, which came from a cow. And there are many cows that died and they don't have Louis Vuitton on them.

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And they don't have Mont Blanc on them. They don't they don't have a bread, but they're also cows. And they also got turned into a belt. So tell me why you want this one? Well, because then people will know that I'm not cheap.

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People will know.

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People will know, people will know that you belong to a higher herd.

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herd mentality, another primal instinct. advertisers want to poke at one of your primal instincts to sell you something. Many young people want to go to a certain university, not because they want to get a good education. But because they'll get to say, I went to that university.

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I graduated from fill in the blank Oxford.

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You graduate from there? Great institution. But the reason you want to go? Is it the education or is it your parents want to be able to say, our boy

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the prestige of it, that now you belong to a different herd, right? Sell people these things. And once you sell people, this is what success looks like, like herds following that standard, like everybody's going to follow that standard. And it doesn't just happen with you that happens with elders, it happens with different cultures. You have, for example, people want to get their daughter married, or their son married. And, you know, the Economic Times are tough for many people, but you can't just get married and have a simple wedding you gotta get

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you got to have that hall that your cousin's got for their daughter's wedding. And now if you get anything cheaper than that, then they're gonna say, you know where we had it and look at where you're having it. So now this is about keeping up with the status that becomes your new religion. Everything else can be compromised, take out a loan, go into debt, go and make some haram money what you got to please do

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God, the God of status, right? So you don't have to have a statue now you can just have status. Right? So this is these are the DIS connections that are going to be made on Judgement Day. This is the mindlessness that's being sold to us and we don't even know why. We don't even know why we're doing it. So he says you know, low Anila the people on judgment and say if we had another chance for not Abara Amin Hungama. Tomorrow Mina Candela KU Rahim, Allah who are Amala, whom Hassan Allah him among Mahajan Amina not now look at this. Yeah, Johan Scootaloo, Mim Phil are the halal and the Yerba people consume whatever you may find within the earth that is halal, good and pure. Now Allah

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is coming to the point

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you should be concerned. What should you get for yourself in this life? What's the only metric something that's halal? good and pure.

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Allah removed what from your from the get something that competes with someone else, get something that makes you feel like you're above somebody else, get something that needs all those concerns, or just one concern? Just make sure it's hella good and pure. While at that, who who do it? shaytaan and don't end up following the footsteps of the shaytaan

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Why is the shutdown being mentioned now because shaitan was obsessed with comparing himself with Adam.

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And now you're you and I are buying things or following things and consuming things, all driven by one thing, comparison, comparison, comparison comparison, let shaytaan go is basically let comparison go.

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Let comparison go. Why that at the Bureau called watershed line, there's another really important element here. And I know I've shared a lot with you, but I want you to keep up with me here on this piece. Allah put something in us that makes us profound thinkers, Allah put in us through.

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And now that Allah is mentioning shaitan there's a subtle point that I want to bring to your attention. When Allah created Adam Alayhis Salam, before Allah created Adam Ali Salam, he told all the angels, he's going to make him before he before we were made, Allah told the angels and that included at the time, at least two, he made the announcement that he's going to be making a human being. And he also told us told the angels how he will make him in the harlequin Bashara maintain, I'm going to make a create a Bashar a human being made of mud, dirt.

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But that is that it is a way to who when I first to feed him a row, he forgot hula Husar God. And when I'm done, balancing him and perfecting him, and then I'll blow into him my rule, then fall into such that.

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So now Allah told all of the angels, we have dirt. And we also have what

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we have also what

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the angels know we have two things. We have a physical body, and we have a rubber hand side us. The angels notice, we have something you can see. And something you cannot see something that is earthly, which is our body dirt, and something that is beyond this earth. That's why he thinks about things that are beyond this earth, which is what drew Drew, that gives us profound deep thinking, when he believes you guys know the story when IBLEES refused to do such that.

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What was his complaint?

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He said, You made me from fire. You made him from what

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he didn't say you made him from dirt and rule.

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He said you made him from from clay. He didn't even mention the rule. But did he know about the rule? He did. He wants to pretend that the rule hasn't even there.

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And he wants us to believe that we're worth nothing, because we shouldn't be employing using the gift that Allah gave us. And if you take the root out of the equation for a moment, then all we are is a body. And if we're just a body, we're not that different from sheep.

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We're not that different from goats. We're just organic creatures. students that study biology before they can do surgery on a human being, they cut up a frog. Because the cardiovascular system of a frog is remarkably similar to a human being.

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Biologically speaking, we have features that aren't that different from animals, the makeup in the end is different, but biologically, many of the actually the components, the core components, the the organic materials inside of our body, they're not different from the animal kingdom. We have skin they have skin that we have here, they have here we have bones, they have bones, and their bones are not made of a different material. It's made of the same material. What sets human beings apart, truly apart. It's not just a remarkable body. It's so true. And if shaitan can get you away from honoring the rule that you've been given, then then he will make his point that he is just

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dirt. Then he is better. Colonial Navajo, October 18

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When these leaders keep you from thinking

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when Allah said I'm created, you know

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In the skies in the earth, there are signs for people who think, aren't those people who respect the rules inside them.

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And when these people follow, first of all those who want to create a religion where you don't think and the ones who create it, and the ones who are following it, aren't they both violating the rule? Isn't that the case? So he says, consume what is halal good and pure. And don't follow the footsteps of shaitan in nemyria Murakami suit you will fascia when Taku Allah Allah He mulata Allah moon, he will command you to, to evil and to shameless things. And you'll say things on behalf of Allah that you have no knowledge of why the key in Kedah la W Roma and Zilla is so interesting, when it is said to them follow what Allah sent down. Or Lou Burnett Debbie Roma, l finally Abba Anna.

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When it's said to them, follow what Allah sent down, they say we will find whatever we found our fathers following. We're gonna follow our culture, we have a heritage. I'm a proud son of this father, who was the son of this one who was the son of this one, you think we can just walk away from our entire history? But he didn't say whether or not here he said alpha. Alpha actually means what you find on the surface. Because an animal doesn't dig underneath to eat with the sheep doesn't dig under the ground to eat, what does it eat? Whatever it finds on the surface, right? Whatever surface level, you know, investigation. These are materialistic surface level people, they don't

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think deeply my alpha Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah says our Locanda about whom, like, alumni Akiyoshi. And what I have to do, wasn't it the case that their fathers also weren't thinking they didn't think at all. They weren't committed to guidance at all. Now we come to the example, let me paint this picture for you. This is not a picture of one piece to one piece, it's an entire image entire seen a situation compared to a situation Think of it like that, and hey, I will hear so how do we make sense of it?

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Though, Shepherd. You know, I watched a few videos today of shepherds to understand this idea. The Shepherd is, you know, hurting his sheep. And I really wanted to hear what does he say to the sheep.

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And some of them say, Ah, hello. Other symbols.

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Like one of them is doing a ringtone, the other one saying?

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Like they have they have their own vocabulary. And they all have the same one. Right? And there was even just one video you're watching me today, where they had this, these sheep were spread everywhere. And they said, Oh, what did the sheep listen to? He said,

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The so they had some tourists come. And when tourists and

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they didn't listen, the other ones had go gaga. They didn't listen. Then the shepherd came. And he said to her, and they all showed up.

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They know who to follow. But it's the same vocabulary. It's not like they said a different football. It was the same hotbar Why did they follow that one? Because they are tuned to a frequency. It's this. They know this is the one we're supposed to follow. Now the thing is the one who's speaking the shepherd who's speaking, he also knows that he is saying meaningless words. Yes. He's saying something that has no deeper meaning behind it. He's not saying my my beautiful sheep, I love you come here, I wish to protect you. He's not saying any of that. He isn't making sounds.

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And the sheep. They don't hear this and say, oh my god, I'm so inspired. Now I realize why I must come to you. They just hear the sound and they come, they come? Why do they come then why do sheep respond to these sounds? The shepherd himself knows he's making a mindless sound. And the sheep are mindless to the sound but they respond. The reason for that is hereditary. So sheep are herd creatures. They're too weak to protect themselves alone. So they stick together. And the even without the, in the absence of human beings, they choose a leader among themselves. What shepherds do is they assume the place of that leader, and they lead them and how do they lead, they constantly

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give them food in the beginning. So the sheep associate the shepherd with our provider, then the shepherd always shoes away a fox or other animals away from them and the sheep observe this and they see him as the provider and the protector. Then the Shepherd leads them off the mountain through the all the way to the grass, he leads them to the grass, and then it leads them back to their homes. So they see them as the guide. So I've given you three words now provider protector and guide, provider protector and guide, then because sheeps are herd followers, when two sheep come, what happens to the third and the fourth, they come then the fifth and the sixth, then all of them come, then all of

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them come. And the one or two stragglers that are lazy are a little slow, like some of your cousins, the shepherd comes and hits them with a stick a little bit they come to so now they know if you get stayed if you stay behind. The shepherd will be upset with you. He'll hit you you don't want to get hit. You follow?

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So safety also. Right? So fear is part of the reason to that they follow. So what were the list of reasons again, for me, he's the shepherd is their provider. Right? That's why they follow what else. He's the protector. He's their guide. And now he's also there. He's also they're also afraid of him. They're also afraid of him.

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Allah says the example of the kuffaar is the example of someone who makes a mindless cry.

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Making a cry to someone who cannot hear anything except calls and cries. But they respond Anyway, don't they? Right. And Allah is saying that even the people that are calling you to to their religion are calling you away from Allah's Deen, even they know that what they're saying is empty.

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Even they know what says

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it's all it is. They know. And you refuse to think and you just follow because you're programmed to follow someone before you followed, you were born into a herd of sheep, where everybody was following this. So you are grazed, cultivated, cultured into following this, this is just what you do. It's natural response to you don't even think about it. That's just what you're supposed to do. You know, like the, you know, the bell, the bell, experiment with the dog, Pavlov's dog, it's like that you just respond to the instinct, then you want to protect yourself. And the only way to protect yourself is do what everybody else is doing. That's the only safe way. If you want to be

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part of this herd, this is your safety. And if you don't follow this, where you're going to get grass, who's going to feed you, if you don't follow this, then you're not going to have your normal routine, where you get your safe. And you don't want to make them mad. They're the ones who take care of you don't make them mad. These are all the reasons why somebody will think I shouldn't come towards Allah. I shouldn't come towards Islam. Because if I come towards Islam, my hurt, my Shepherd will be upset.

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And all the other sheep who are mindlessly following will say you crazy. Why weren't you come in? He called us. So everybody's going to look at me funny. I'm going to be the only one left out human beings are also herd animals.

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If we don't have the rule, the power of the rodents, we also herd animals. One of the most amazing social psychology experiments in my college days in 1765 was the social psychology experiment of consensus. It's called consensus. 500 students in a classroom, you give every their accounting students so they know how to do good math without a calculator.

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The professor comes in gives everybody the same question. He puts it on the board, please solve this problem. 363 Multiply by 214. Please give me the answer.

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So that's what he puts on the board. And there's like 500 students, and they're all start on paper, calculating and writing the multiplication is not a complicated problem, right? But it takes 20 seconds. So they solve the problem. He asked the first one, the second one, the third one, the fourth one, they all start saying the answer. They all start saying the same answer. But what they don't what they didn't tell you is there was two people in the auditorium or one person in the auditorium. They don't know that all the other 499 people were told to say the same wrong answer.

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So only one guy know doesn't know that everybody else is being already rigged to say the wrong answer. So they go to one student, second student, Third Street and the guy who doesn't know he's like.

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And he starts saying, Did I did I do the wrong calculation? So he starts doing the calculation over again. And he does it over again. And he does it over again. And every time he gets the same answer, but it's not the answer that they're giving. They're giving a different answer all because this is crazy. And the professor also he picks one from this corner from that corner, this one that one people who don't know each other. So this guy is even more like what's going on? Everybody's following. I'm the only one who's writing this. So then finally, after 1015 people, they go to the guy that's being tested. What's your answer? You know what he says? 99% of the time 98 to 99% of the

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time, you know what he says? The answer that everybody else gave?

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And when when he gives that answer, the experiment is over privately they asked him Why did you give the wrong answer?

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There's only two responses. One response is

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everybody else thought this was wrong. So how can I be the only one who's right? If so many people are following it? It has to be right.

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If all the horses are jumping off a cliff,

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do this what you got to do is jump off a cliff.

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How can everybody be wrong? Have you heard some version of that in your life? Oh yeah, everybody else is wrong. You're the only one who's right.

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Your cousin did it. Your uncle did it. This one they did this one did it. Oh, they're all going to Johanna. You're the only one going to Jana. Somebody opens up.

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A restaurant sales are not going so well.

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So they open up a bar to Halal restaurant with a bar. I've seen that a few times in Europe. I went to one place I couldn't I was looking for a halal restaurant finally found one. I walk in huge liquor cabinet huge in the middle. There's a space for like a frame of AYATUL kursi. And I was like y'all

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this is his insurance policy. When the angels come in, gotta be like, let's just look at this letter.

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What games are you playing anyway? So that they're like, if everybody's doing it, I must doesn't matter how many times I disagreed. It's impossible that I'm the only one who's right and everybody else is wrong.

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That was one kind of answer. Another kind of animal is even more interesting. You know what he said? These people said, they said, I knew I was right. I knew it. I knew everybody was wrong.

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But the problem is if I said the right answer, everybody will look at me funny.

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I didn't want everybody looking at me.

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I like to fit in.

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One kind of herd mentality is the herd is always right.

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The other kind of herd mentality is even if the herd is wrong, stick with the herd.

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Stick with the herd.

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This is herd mint. The example of the kuffar is both of these herd mentalities. They hear a mindless cry, they have a mindless response, can't use your mind, somebody will do the thinking for you. In both of those, somebody else did the thinking for you, all 499 people do the thinking for you, you can shut your brain off. And even if your brain is working, shut it off and just follow them. That's that's the idea. Someone book monami, that, once you understand this, this idea, then you'll see like, you know,

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that's an old example. But like, how many people are into cars, I'm into cars. You know what car companies do really well sell you the new model.

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And make you feel bad about your model.

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If you bought a 2018, anything,

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the one that 2020 comes out, or 2019 comes out, they take the headlights that were here.

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And they move them over one inch.

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And all of a sudden, you're you see the new headlights, whoa.

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And the take the grill that was going like this. And it's now it's going like this. So for the engineers, it was just moving plastic. That's all it was. The engineering is the same, the engine is the same, the horsepower is the same. The mechanics are the same. The performance is the same. The durability is the same, maybe even worse. What's changed the look a little bit to make it feel like this is newer. Why are you getting it because it's the new one.

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I have. I have to get it.

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new iPhone comes out.

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There's a longer line for that than the line for applications for hedge. Right.

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You have to have it. Oh, God came out and I don't have it.

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There's a mindlessness they just have to make a call.

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And you respond without thinking I just do it. This is what you're supposed to do. What do you mean? Why do you want to get this brand of clothes? Why do you want it? Why can't you get something else? Why do you have to live in this neighborhood? Why not somewhere else? And you find the answer being mindless every time every single time. Well, mythology NACA Farooq, MSL Illa. De and record him Ilyas Maru Illa da. And then Allah took this back to the same old example. This is what I'll conclude with today. Simone Bachmann Omean. Formula Archelon filmora Lula call someone Bookman commune formula ERG are in the first example was they are deaf, their mute their blind, they will

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not come back. Remember, they won't come back. Now he's saying and they won't think they won't understand. Now coming back is to come back to your essence. One way you can think about that is Allah gave us a rule. Allah gave us something profound inside the knowledge of Allah, the fitrah and you will come back to that fitrah. But if you're so far gone in the desert and the lights are off, you didn't follow the one who kindled the light, then there's no way you'll come back. Now Allah is giving us the next insight, someone Bookman, I'm using the same words again, the reason you won't come back is because you don't want you no longer think for whom they Archelon. So they don't use

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their intellect. They don't use their minds. I say I share this with you not just as a criticism of other religions, to be honest with you. What terrifies me is that we are not that different anymore. A good number of us Muslims, we're not thoughtful Muslims. We don't want to think about the Quran. In fact, there are many cultures in the world today. Where Muslim young Muslims are told, don't read the Quran, it is for experts. Was not for you. Do you want to recite it good. You want to memorize some of it? Excellent. You want to make sure that we beautiful, the sounds great.

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Thinking about the Quran, that's not for you. You have to have a degree first. You have to go get a degree then you can think about them.

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Quran asking questions about the Quran, you know, that's not for you. That's for the Allama. You know, the Allah mas job is to spend time learning and understanding the book of Allah to the best of their ability. So when you are thinking about the book of Allah, and you have a question about something you have someone to go to. The point wasn't you stop thinking they will do all the thinking, you don't have to do any of the thinking. That was the religions that came before us. That was the religions that had the relationship of the shepherd and the sheep. And it's so beautiful that in this religion, Allah took the example of the shepherd and the sheep. Usually, in other

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religious traditions, the shepherd is an image of the religious leader

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and has the shepherd in his flock. Jesus is a shepherd, right? And other religious traditions, and even other literature, when you say your hardest stone, that's supposed to be something bad. And what did Allah do in both cases, Allah took something that looks bad and turn it into something good. The hearts were compared to hearts, and hearts exploding rocks explode, like hearts explode with human rocks. So rocks became something you didn't expect rocks to be something good. And Allah took the example of rocks and made it into something good. The same way the shepherd and the sheep, you will think, Oh, this is about the profit and the followers. It's not it's actually also about

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society at large. In fact, these people when they make these calls, one interpretation of this I was also secondarily, Oh, someone who calls makes the call of the animal and he doesn't hear anything except the sounds. Nobody's listening to him.

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Like, imagine some Shepherd at the edge of a mountain, and he's making Gacaca and he only hears his own echo. And it's an it's an empty sound, almost a criticism of those who were doing schicke making all kinds of prayers in front of statues. And those statues were supposed to respond to them. No, the only one who's hearing Norcross cries right now is yourself. Nobody else hears this. There's no reality to this thing in front of you. And you know what's even funnier? A lot of the religious traditions that had Gods multiple gods, each God many of the gods look like animals, did you know that

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some gods look like a sheep or RAM, some guys looked like a goat, some Gods looks like a cow, etc, etc. What's remarkable about that is human beings, domesticate animals, and now you're worshiping the animal. And you will think they're serving their gods. They're not serving their gods, the gods are serving them, just like the animal serves the human being. They created religions in which the gods serve the human being. So what happened was, we need rain. So we need a god for the rain. Oh, I can't have children. We need a god for fertility. Oh, there's a lot of there's a lot of war in our area, we need a god for war that can prepare us for battle. We need a god for protection. We need a

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god for this. We need God for this, we need a god for this. So they have different gods for different problems, right. And basically, just like for animals, if you want the sheep to give you Whoa, and the sheep to give you milk, you better provided grass. You take care of it, then it will take care of you. Will these gods you better sacrifice an animal in front of it, you better perform these rituals in front of it. You give them something then they'll give you something you have to sacrifice something for your God's before your God's will give you back something. You have to give God something before he gives you anything. By the way, the Quran completely destroyed this idea.

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Allah is R Rahman r Rahim, human beings give Allah or don't give Allah worship Allah or don't worship Allah, thank Allah or don't think Allah, they all get to breathe.

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They all get to live. They all get to enjoy life, even the ungrateful ones, even the atheist who curses Allah who curses Allah's Prophet alayhi salatu salam gets to breathe in and breathe out the air that Allah created.

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His lungs still obey Allah. His heartbeat still obeys Allah. And Allah didn't ask for anything in return.

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You know? So this is, you know,

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you know, Matt, what are you doing income Wriston? What would you do a new time moon when homeless mama illegal neuter a moon I don't want them to provide me any it is. I don't want them to feed me in Allahu Allah rasool Allah is the one that provides. You're not the one to provide. But in all of these religions, you have to provide something to the God. And then you get something, you know, say five Hail Marys and put $5 in the box, then that it will come back to you. So God's being at your service. Basically, it's a service religion, it's consumer religion. This is the last thought I'll share with you for this evening in sha Allah about this, this remarkable parable is that Allah azza

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wa jal made us gave us a religion. If you study Quran, even just Al Baqarah, even if you just study Al Baqarah carefully, one thing you will come away with is this religion does not let you follow Allah's book without using your mind. You have to use your mind you have to be thoughtful people. You have to be thinkers, Allah expects human beings to be thinkers, even before the coming of Revelation. He was expecting us to think about creation. He was expecting that from us. He keeps saying likoma and ERP Luna Allah karuna, Allah Kentucky, he keeps saying think understand, think understand, think understand. So if we

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He create a culture of Muslims, that promotes not thinking just following, not thinking just following, then that might work temporarily, for one or two generations, but what's going to happen when the world moves towards critical thinking as it has now? What happens when every young boy or girl who even memorize the Quran has tick tock, and they've got an entire channel dedicated to atheism, or entire channel channels dedicated to why LGBT makes sense, or entire channels dedicated to the scientific arguments for homosexuality, etc, etc, etc. And they're like these people are thinking,

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let me ask what my mom says about this. And she says, don't know. I have to put your make will do. Let me put your water put your phone in zamzam.

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Let me take you to an imam who will do rocky on you.

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The problem will go away. No, but I'm asking you a thoughtful question I can I can engage in conversation. No, no, no, we don't do that. We don't do that. We just follow? Why should I pray mom? Because your mother said pray.

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Why? Why did you say because Allah said, Why did Allah say who's Allah?

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The kid is thinking, Okay, this thing and you're stopping him from thinking. So you're, you're you're projecting onto the next generation, that this religion can only be followed, if you don't think the tragedy of that is this is the one religion that came in the history of religions that constantly challenged human beings to think.

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It challenged human beings to think now we're turning it into the very thing that Allah criticized.

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This is this is our betrayal of Allah's book. We have to undo that betrayal. We have to become mindful followers of Allah's book, mindful thinkers of Allah's book, and we have to raise generations especially those of you that have children that are memorizing Quran or have finished memorizing the Quran. It's your job, I would argue not even it would be nice. It's your obligation to make them mindful students of the Quran, mindful students of Allah's book, because that is what Allah expects from this Allah. May Allah azza wa jal not make us the sheep that just follow calls and cries and may Allah azza wa jal help us rise above these mindless calls of consumerism, and

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cultural trends, that once we learn to think critically, we're not going to be swayed by the entire crowd of sheep that is going in one direction, we will happily go in the opposite direction. BarakAllahu li Walakum, Fille Khurana Hakeem, when f&e What year coming out with the clock he was salam, ala Cora Autolite, Allah Ricardo,

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