Our Relationship With The Quran

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Nouman Ali Khan

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Episode Notes

 Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan acquaints us with some blessings from the beginning of Surah Kahf. he also shares some insights that some great scholars of the past have had with this remarkable Surah.

It’s part of the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ and part of the tradition, where different ahadith have mentioned reading either part of Surah Kahf, or all of it, before the Friday prayer (Jum’ah). Of the various instructions and teachings of the Prophet ﷺ, is the idea that this Surah has to do with protecting us from the Fitna of Dajjal. So it has something to do with protecting us from future troubles and difficulties. 

In the very beginning of this Surah, Allah offers a really interesting warning, after describing the greatness of the Qur’an. What is that warning? 

Allah goes on to tell His Messenger ﷺ that – “Is it a possibility that you will worry so much that it will destroy yourself, thinking about their consequences.” And the Prophet ﷺ is so worried about these consequences that Allah is telling him that he is worrying so much that he will almost kill himself out of grief.

Allah says at the beginning of this surah, ‘All praise and gratitude belong to Allah that sent upon His slave the ultimate/final book. And He didn’t leave any crookedness/deviation/room for criticism or attack in this book.’ an elaborate explanation for the same is also shared and makes for quite an interesting listen.

Quran itself is a conversation between Allah and every person. And that’s the first step in us fixing ourselves as an Ummah – to once again engage Allah in a perfect conversation, to become more connected with Allah, especially in our Salah. The Quran is not just a book about Haram and Halal; it’s not just about Jahannam and Jannah.  No scholar, no Imam is going to talk about the Quran so as to give us the beauty when Allah himself says something. When Allah says it, it has a different effect. 

Episode Transcript

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idea

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what he meant when he

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said he then level be more you wish to be that many

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as you want as a

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man is enough, the

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publisher is already sending me the template, the salary of cocconi, the company that you're looking

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at or something is 911, which I'm now going into the number department is slightly harsh, but there was a bit of a sucker. I mean, yeah, but either way, I'm about once again,

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like

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I say that extremely happy, very excited to be here. It's always been good to see new faces and became Muslim to come to the lab, visit another household.

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I make a lot of guys myself, and some of my students are traveling with me with a class of God that allows them to bless this machine with unity with more and more successful programs, that you have something to offer for the women of this community, the children of this community, the youth,

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the elders of this community, and that allows them to bring this bring the light of Islam to the green area in this region through the house of Eliza was.

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Notice I didn't raise any funds. Okay, so now, what I wanted to use this opportunity for is to talk to you about a Sula that I've been meaning to talk about for some time. And, you know, share some some lessons with you from the beginning of Soca and some insights that some great scholars of the past have had on this remarkable so obviously, this is a good occasion to talk about some of them.

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Okay.

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Yeah.

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Okay, so, a lot of scholars have talked about the suicide. It's particularly relevant to talk about this on Friday. Anybody know why?

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Why specifically Friday's a good day to talk about this.

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Let's do this. We know that part of the Sunnah of the Prophet I said the southern part of his recommendations that before the Friday prayer that we recite, so the garden part of it all of it are different in different directions. But regardless, we know as part of our tradition, and out of those various instructions and advice and teachings of the Prophet Augustine's and so on, is the idea that the surah will somehow protect us, but it has to do with protecting us from the victim that is coming, that will be the greatest triumph and the greatest difficulty that all mankind have to come at the job. So it has something to do with protecting us from future troubles. Future

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difficult when you study those are hobbies. So I can't speak on behalf of those artists with any authority. But as people you study those ideas, you do learn of some great trial great or great trouble, that is coming the way of humanity, a great class that will happen between the forces of good and the forces of evil, before the world itself comes to an end. And the entire saga of humanity is finished this sutra and that if those are the greatest wars to ever fall against humanity, and the greatest troubles that will ever come ever come of age humanity, this would offer somehow protection and counsel and somehow prepares us to deal with some of those greatest troubles.

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And the idea is to prepare us for those greatest troubles that can help us deal with the troubles we're facing now, before that time, also now allows you to the disco in the very beginning gives us a really interesting morning. After describing the greatness of the forehand, we'll talk about in a second alaric gives us one of the reasons for which this book was sent. Well, you do want

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to warn those that say a light is taken aside. It's very interesting as a chronology in the Quran, so to Assad

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is a slur right before this one. And in the previous surah talks at some length about Jewish history, the history of the previous nation that was posted, and from the ad from the profits of a lot already so that we learned that this law has something to do with the future of these Muslims. In other words, the past of the former will says and then the future of the current pneus of the second timeline that's been created. It's a timeline has been created in these two suitors together. Now in this class, specifically highlighting the beginning to choose but rather the Christians. He says why you do that.

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One of the functions of this book

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To warn those who say a lot of state a sudden,

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obviously the Christian man or woman, they have no knowledge of what they said.

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And they don't possess knowledge. They have nothing of it, nor their ancestors who make such claims, capable of understanding

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how huge how enormous The words are that are coming out of their mouths, ie alumina indicating that they're saying nothing but a lot. But here's the word, here are the words that I really want to highlight before you find out I'm that kind of guy that I fell in love up to the habit of easy as some other central idea. I want to talk to you about today, this time for the undercovers because either

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Allah tells us messengers of Allah.

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Is it that is it a possibility that you will worry so much about them, that it will

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destroy yourself, thinking so much about what?

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over the consequences? There consequences are thought literally an footstep left behind in this hand

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out is the consequences somebody has been through here, and these are the traces that are left behind. These are another word another

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meaning of the word I thought is ruinous. Like we say,

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Roman ruins, buildings left behind traces of what came before, a lot, so much of its highlighting that there's something about the Christian faith, something about it in the future of the world, it will have some very deep and scarring consequences, and the prophets lot so the lovers have been so worried about this consequences, that unless you prayed so much, almost kill yourself out of greed. I don't worry. In the up, do we have any, if they don't come to believe in this perfect speech, this God out of greed, so bad?

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out of greed, out of stress, out of sadness, that you you end up dying? That's how worried you are? What is the profit? I suppose I'm so worried about? Some of our scholars in recent times, as late as the late 1800s, it explore this idea. What about Christian greed? What about the effects of Christianity on the world? Is that this isn't that the prophet Isaiah seven sobering? And how is it related to?

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I want to take you on a short term. You all I mean, many of you are are some I see some young faces here. You're in high school, a lot of you have done High School, a lot of your Mashallah way beyond high school. But you studied something of American history. You also studied something of European history. You're familiar with the idea of the French Revolution, yes to the European enlightenment, familiar with those concepts. And you're familiar with the idea that the essential legal revolution was worked against one major institution, what was that institution?

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Anybody know? What was the revolution against the institution of the church, the institution of the church, I mean, the idea of the revolution, as there are many steps in it. But essentially, the church was arguing and preaching to the people, that the world, the Earth is at the center of the universe, and that the earth is flat, and in all kinds of unscientific ideas. And when scientists in Europe started to disagree with these ideas that were being burned, libraries were being torn down, people were being put to death, for having ideas that contradict the Bible. And more and more people realize this religion and what it has to force on us doesn't make any common sense we have to fight

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against.

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And so there's this revolution that happens against the church. Even though Christianity survived, Christianity grips, even beyond the effects of that revolution, obviously, we're still living in a world in the Western world that is predominantly Christian. But the original revolution was actually against fundamental Christianity.

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Essentially, that was replaced those ideas, the world is flat, the earth, the human being, especially is at the center of the universe, etc, etc. Those ideas were all replaced, they were replaced with something else. They were essentially replaced with a scientific worldview. And in the scientific worldview, everything that Christianity had to say about the world had to have been wrong. In other words, the world is not flat. We're not at the center of the universe. And if Christianity argued that the human beings are the most special creature in the world, with a special creature chosen by God, etc, etc. Well, that idea must be done. Also. We're just any other creation.

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We're just like any other animal. We're just we're involved in making money. That's all we have. This idea started taking the scientific line started arguing and wrestling with the religious mind. So even those that are religious, when they go into higher studies, they say, you know what, when it comes to evolution, when it comes to higher philosophy or science, I leave my religion out of it. I don't like to think about it. Because I know there's too much of a contradiction. I just can't handle it. So I'll just I'll stay religious, if I can on Sunday.

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If I can, but other than that I have to move on with my life and think about things, you know, in the real world through what is the real study of the World Science, Technology, research, etc.

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As a result, something else then this idea of science replacing Christianity slowly started becoming science, replacing religion altogether.

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In Europe, there was already an idea that they are the supreme civilization. All other civilizations are somehow beneath them. To this day, actually, originally, you know, I call them orientalist. orientalist are people that study the Orient in the east. But the original inquiry into the East was very similar to maybe some of you have seen discovery channel documentaries, where they study animals. And they have the camera on the light and say, Look how interesting the lions making

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is about to attack. And he's off.

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What a remarkable study. And they're studying this animal and they're seeing what a remarkable study, well, they studied Chinese civilization, they studied Hindu civilization, they studied it, you know, Muslim civilization, whatever the remarkable religion, they check their Quran, you know, there was this underlying assumption that somehow they are the superior religion. And they're studying these inferior cultures that are so interesting. We find them so we find the artifacts that are so interesting. I was talking to a professor like that I was talking about a slob, all he kept bringing up to me was your presentation was really remarkable, you know, the temperature in your

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architecture, I'm talking about the architecture of the human being, none of our buildings, but the you know, this lens by which we'll keep down at all the room.

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Because religions in and of themselves, they're false, that's already been proven. So since Christianity has been disproven, that must mean all religions have been held. They're all out the window. And all the arguments for faith that Christianity has to produce, well, how can any other faiths have any other kinds of arguments, this was obviously the number one religion. So if this one lost everybody else lost by default. They don't even have to be entered into the contest. You understand this mentality. As a result of it, there are several consequences. We're talking about the consequences of Christian civilization. Allah says, You kill yourself and grief over their

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consequences. We're seeing more consequences of Christian creed in the world today than ever before, than ever before. As a result of that war against an irrational faith, a war against all things together. And it didn't have to be a war of weapons. It was a war of ideas. It was a war of education system. How many people here got an education in India, Pakistan, for example? A little bit? Okay. Me too.

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protocol. Okay, if you don't know what BB is, then you're probably not.

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But anyway, let me tell you something about.

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So we're in eighth grade in Pakistan, and we study matter can neither be created nor destroyed. We're still learning in the 90s, we're still we're still learning Newtonian physics. And you're in my exam on the paper, I have literally had to write what matter can neither be created nor destroyed. And if I don't like that, I'll get points for that statement, in and of itself is against what we believe as Muslims, the only one who is not created, and the only one cannot be destroyed as a lump. And yet Muslims in a Muslim country, sitting in a Muslim school, and after that they're going to decide on a writing on a paper matter can neither be created nor destroyed. And if they

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don't agree with that, they will fail their exam. Isn't that crazy? It's like science is somewhere else. And religion is somewhere else in the middle. And I know where I stony at times, I'm not even touching physics anymore. We don't believe that anymore. But that's how backwards some of our countries are. We're still teaching Newtonian physics in this error so far.

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But the idea and would you know, and we're talking about accepting these ideas, but it has spiritual consequences. And let me tell you what they are. In a religious world. In a religious world,

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you have two concerns, your primary concern is standing your sole.

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concern is serving God. Even if you don't have Islam as the religion whatever your religion is, your focus is God. Your focus is worship. Your focus is your soul. When God is removed from the picture, your soul is removed, there is no soul. What can you scientifically prove there's a soul inside it's no, there is no EKG scan, there is no monitor that you have in the hospital that can check whether you have a soul or not. So let's not worry about the things we can see the entire point of the scientific revolution is let's study and explore and focus on things we can see if we can't see and don't worry about whether it's there or not. Who cares. So let's look okay, God, no, God, who cares?

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I'm an agnostic. I don't care. That's not the point. What is what is there right now in front of me is the human body, the physical universe, science, technology, finance, etc, etc, etc. That's what we should worry about. The focus of the human observing Gods

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To the unseen, from being amazed by God, you know what they are and how they're amazed by the universe.

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I'll see I've seen recently I've seen some documentaries too about the universe. And of course, we're supposed to as Muslims appreciate the universe, and we're supposed to study the universe. Explore it, because the more we appreciate how great the universe is, it makes us realize how great alesse creation is. But I was listening to this documentary at this physicists is talking about the creation and the cost of the expanding universe, and how tiny The earth is compared to the cost of the expanding universe. And it constantly is, it's almost as he's praising the universe itself. It's such an amazing thing. It's so incredible in this universe, I love studying, I'm fascinated by

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nature is such a powerful force, etc, etc, etc.

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Where it is not you can go one step further. The last thing he can appreciate, the thing you will appreciate more than anything else is what? The universe itself. What what step is he not willing to take

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to put this university, he can't take us,

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they will study everything else.

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They'll study.

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And you'll come to appreciate the intricacies of the human being but not appreciate the one who designed the one put it in place. And so the focus of humanity, not just some people who manage regardless of your religion, the focus became the things we can see. The focus became your your job, your promotion, your money, your physical health, your work. And if religion does have a place that has place, maybe once a week, maybe once a week, we can make some time. So the Hindu might show up in his temple, the Christian church did you might you might show up at the synagogue, the Muslim might show up at the mustard, but that's just once a week, if you have time. And usually what you

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what should you try to do try to leave as late as possible. So you catch as little of that annoying football as you can. And Park outside the parking lot, because you don't want to get stuck anywhere. You don't want to spend too much time in the machine, you might get infected. So just spend as little time as you can in the machine. How do you basically barely catch the second knockout. That's what the majority of Muslims do. Barely catch the second knockout, and then get on it immediately. That's okay. That's what we have to get through religion now that we can focus on why we're really on this earth to get our promotion to expand our business to go for it. You understand? And then we

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even crazier into Christianity felt like it wasn't worth it. I told you originally the war was against science and what? Christianity then it eventually expand. But Christianity felt like Hey, what about us? Just behind. We can't just you can't just leave us behind the Christian faith behind. So Christianity started trying to keep itself relevant. How did it keep itself going? It started pushing the idea of, hey, look, the Bible has a lot of science.

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The Bible has a lot of scientific facts.

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You know, and therefore the Bible is as good as science because science is the top dog down. So if you want to be relevant, you have to be at least close to that. At least we agree with science. So let's show the scientific phenomena in the in the Bible that people will say, okay, okay, okay. It doesn't mean it's not entirely irrational, at least some of it makes sense. So we can accept that.

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We can have this in the mind of the person who's evaluating who's comparing the Bible and science and they're looking at scientific measures. You know, what they've already accepted. They've already accepted science is superior to Revelation. Revelation has to come and compete with science. And if it is reasonable, they get it because of everyone who needs revelation. And guess what happened later on in history? Most and I'm not saying we shouldn't study science in the Quran is our escape from not saying we should study it. But the attitude that has to be right, if we're exploring science or art for the purpose of, hey, look, guys, there's science.

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That must mean where's the gentleman religion? The sun has been a legitimate religion, with clear proofs before any scientific development that we see today. Before any of it, the proofs have always been there. They're not new troops, they need further help us fine. But this is not the reason for which is not all of a sudden now we know for sure, yes, Islam is the truth because it has certain scientific and biological facts or geological facts, etc, etc. That's not it's not the correct way of thinking. But this mentality shows you something that even many Muslims have in the back of your mind is exactly the superiority of

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science.

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The knowledge that human beings seek to learn, and then put that in a place higher than the knowledge of Revelation. The knowledge of God Himself gives the knowledge that they provide result. It's a strange situation. And even the Muslim finds himself in that situation. So that's the intellectual problem.

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But the second is even a deeper problem, help you understand the second and the deeper problem in shallow Toronto, which is what this is all about. It's about materialism. Let me tell you what that means in simple terms, I for fun, and I said this many times in my talks, I listened to a lot of Christian talk radio, and I listened to a lot of preachers, I want to know what they have to say the different denominations. And there's one theme running across the Protestant faith and all of its variations.

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The Catholic faith said, This world is deep.

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You in order to get close to God, you have to deny yourself.

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So the highest, the most spiritual people, the IMA, there are bad in the Christian faith where the monks

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and nuns are spiritually united, because the more you have denied the world, and if

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you don't eat delicious food, you don't wear comfortable clothes. Allah says they tried to deny the gap, even though it's natural for them.

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They weren't able to give a consideration as a dessert, they tried them, they tried to deny the world, they're not going to get married, they're going to live in a monastery, they're going to do it because the world itself is evil. Human beings are essentially the world and everything in it is evil.

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The Protestant faith comes along and says, know,

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you've been focusing on the next problem. This problem is evil. The scientific revolution tells us not to focus on the next world. But on this world. This world is our evil, this world is great. And God wants us to do great in this world. So the picture will come on Sunday and say, God wants you to get that promotion. He wants you to get that new job. He wants you to refinance your home, he wants you to get that nice car and raise the Lord. When you drive your fancy car. That means the Lord loves you.

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That's how you know the Lord loves you. In other words, the more money you have the world worldly acquisitions you have that must be proved that humans you're

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God's Lords great.

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Lord, help me out. He's been dealing so hard. You know, just when he wants to be this mentality, the work, that must be proof that Allah is really happy with you.

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And if you don't have a lot of DVR must be something wrong with you as a prepper. In other words, even if you phrase you're pregnant with the app,

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you see that even something that was supposed to be focused on God, advocate focused on

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their effectiveness, Muslim end up only asking God for the NEA did not happen, even when we make dada

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da

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da, da da.

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And you know, the answer to the end.

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But you know, what's going on in your head?

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Now, I know it says that I can wait to be asked, let me just get my promotion. Let this interview go. Well, let me get marriage a better family see, so the immigration interview will properly let me become a citizen

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can be permanent resident.

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Let me just get that. Even though he asked him that in that door itself. We're asking for that. Yeah. And

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it just it affected us. We got infected.

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Some years ago, I met her brother had a very difficult life, some very difficult life. He was actually used to work in one of the Gulf states, Muslim brother Pakistan develop, he used to work in the Gulf, one of the Gulf states, and shale took his pieces in the passport and he wouldn't give it back. And he kept on working for it for five years. He didn't pay just food food in a room. That's it. And somehow or another, he stole his passport and ran off and got away and he moved to America. And he started you know, he took a mortgage out and, you know, got into some shady businesses and eventually ran an ice cream truck. And he was making good money running his ice cream truck and he

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was paying mortgage on his ice cream truck off etc. You know by selling it selling ice cream in summer. And I met him at the Washington DC solid it went to Sunday school.

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So I met him he is my friend is a lesbian really good.

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As soon as I applied for my mortgage without approval.

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And when I want to refinance, I got approved. And I don't think most of my cashes but most of my income is cash. I don't have to report most of it. Because it's tablet's cash. So I put like maybe 10,000 on and I get government support on top of that a lot has been very high.

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here's proof that was kinda it was he gets to get away with a lot of cheating. He gets to, you know, get involved with questionable practices, financial transactions. He gets to get into that stuff and make a lot of money that was

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well, I used to be in big trouble now that has made my life good. This is proof that

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this is the same sort of trash that mentality it will

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Destroy that mindset. In this video, you'll learn the story of two gardeners.

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One of them is very wealthy. And he says,

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I don't think this will go anywhere.

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Even if I was to go back to my master

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so much in dystonia, that was mean, he really likes me, he's gonna hook me up in the ask, oh my god, I can only imagine I got a big screen TV here. I can even see, imagine the dimensions of what he's gonna give me my entertainment system in my paradise, you know, my attention. And that's it says mentality.

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This mentality is poison. What we enjoy in this world, what gives us in this world, with a lot allows you to buy alcohol allows you to pay off the house, when a lot allows you to get a nice car, you're allowed to have all of those things. By the way, one sec, only worry about the idea. The other side could be as evil. What does the Muslims say? What does the Muslims say? Elijah tells us what to do.

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With

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the 70 million years, we gave you a means of living? Well, how would you say, in other words, you should have the things in this world, give them to you. It's not a punishment, the world is not evil, and you should be grateful for it, we understand that the things of God gave us in this world, all of them, the luxuries, and the difficulties, all of them are attacks.

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It's not good and bad in and of itself. A lot of money is not necessarily good. And no money isn't necessarily bad. That's not how we think of good and bad. The wealthy person is not better than the poor person. They're not, they're not one is closer to in the eyes of a lot. If it doesn't work that

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it doesn't work that way, both of them are a test. It's just a different test. Some people will not test them with money. Other people might test them with poverty. Some people will not test them with luxury. Some other people are tested with difficult. Some people don't like tests that would help strangers strength. Some other people have tested with sickness, weakness, for all the tests to be in.

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Now, this is the world in which we live, I'll tell you how these things affect us. This seems like a philosophical conversation. Let me bring it down to the level of children, specifically children. I was in front of Sunday school kids, one time in my life is easily connected. And I brought some pictures with

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lots of pictures in the above picture of a guy driving a really expensive, a convertible car, driving up into a mansion

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that had a picture of a homeless guy living in a cardboard box and like la New York City, right? There, I had a picture of somebody you know, like, having a lot of cash in his hands. And you have a picture of somebody holding his hand out like this. He's got a couple of pennies in the sense of me, asking him to get in finance.

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So I asked the students, you need to tell me which one of these people is successful.

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I point out the pictures of the successful people and find out the pictures who are losers in life.

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There was no disagreement

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on that one

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is

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more One is

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if he doesn't have money, if he doesn't have a house, obviously he's a loser. You tell me if you don't have a nice house.

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He had a nice house.

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Was he a loser? No.

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He wasn't he

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lost his home or was kicked out of the house. So he was homeless. A Winner? No.

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We don't we don't judge by those standards. The best possible

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case.

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He was literally deported. He lost his citizenship. He was deported from Africa. He's

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successful.

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Success.

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Our judgment is different. The way we think about these things is different. But the world is wrapped up in a certain mentality. It's wrapped up in and is constantly being reinforced. This materialism is constantly being reinforced. And it's not just being reinforced by some corporate media.

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It's being reinforced by Muslim cultures that have been affected by these ideas.

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Your parents will tell you, yes. The need for art is nice. But your real goal is to become a doctor.

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I have no problem with these kids becoming doctors and Americans becoming engineers. Let me qualify my statement. Okay. I have no problem with you guys pursuing law and medicine. Go ahead and be the best are actually all the hospitals. I encourage you

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to be a doctor.

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Be the best you can be fine. But you know what the parents are pushing their children into the

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careers that are getting my son is going to save lives, my son is going to become a force of goodness in the world. A lot of people use him to serve the needy veteran veteran. what's the what's the thought in the mind?

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This, this is success.

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This is not success. There's not almost. But this is how we started. The reality is that we have started thinking, this is the mentality that has to be cut at its roots, allows them to says in the beginning of this little article, so I'm almost done with the diamond and the ends, and it was

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always in gratitude belongs to him on that sent upon his slave, the ultimate book, the final book, kita was on the agenda when he was young. He didn't leave any crookedness, any deviation. And you know, for criticism or attacking this book, the whole revolution against religion happened, because they found this in a book.

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And allows as I said, To book

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now I try to find, so if the world has gone crooked, what's going to bring it back is the book of the law.

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We have to become people that can internalize the book of the law, and are able to effectively communicate its ideas, not only to We are, we are healed by them, that we're able to heal others with them, that we're able to share it with others, the powerful ideas in this book containers can even stand up right, this book is not going anywhere, philosophies in the world will come and rise and fall, systems will rise and fall economies will rise in Poland received who could upset the European Union is going to go somewhere 15 years ago, 10 years ago, who was going to say the European Union has done Greek, Greek Greece, forgetting, you know, how desperate Turkey was to join

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the European Union?

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how desperate they were? And now they're like, actually, No, thanks.

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You gotta you know, what can I can I get back my application?

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What am I gonna do?

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The economy for the world changes? Well, the law says this book, its teachings, its values, its principles, its solutions for humanity, our upbringing, and even in standard life,

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it will be in place,

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it will evoke COVID from its place. Now, I want to leave you with one last I will leave you with I don't want to do too much on this part of it. I just wanted to highlight the timeless value of the for it in this conversation. This one, the timeless value.

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At this point, maybe I'll take whatever

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I'll say 10 to 15 minutes, I promise. And I'll stick to with each other. It's kind of like the kind of like use of renesola with the prisoners. You told them wait, by the time lunch gets here, I'll be done. Right? And say, Wait just five more minutes, and I dropped food with your speeches. I do those two. And my final point is 35 minutes later. And in conclusion, I say

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right, so I'll give you I'll give myself 15 minutes 10 to 15, flat 849 40. Okay, it's pretty would have been about this tomorrow. Okay. So what I want to share with you now, which I love is our entries. We talk about our attitudes towards the world. What are Muslim attitudes towards the pros?

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What are the common wisdom attitudes towards

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the most common attitudes Muslims all across the world? Many Muslims are knowledgeable, many of them are not. Many of them are people that come to the question, a huge number of different people, I don't even know where they live in San Antonio for 10 years.

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They never seen one may never been to one.

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But all of them share at least one idea

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is something special that should be respected.

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And even if you go to a family's home, where they drink alcohol, and they don't care about anything else, we'll still find out a copy a couple of little top shelves.

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And so on top shelf somewhere wide has respect.

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You have wedding wedding ceremonies, and of course, if money ceremonies, even if you're not religious, you still need to get exposed to some religious people, because the mom's gonna come and perform the niqab. So at least one bearded guy is gonna have to show up.

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So he shows up actually. And when he shows up, after that he's gonna recycle and out of respect the people put their hands on their head, or you know, find something in some paper bag something like this. Because they, you know, just respect for it. Even if they don't, I mean, somehow we have to respect this. That much attitude is there.

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Then on top of that, there's another attitude and the attitude is, this book has a lot of blessings in it. So even though I have really messed up, I'm really messed up. When I die, make sure you call a lot of people and they should all recite what to put on and through his blessings. Online desktop stuff will somehow disappear.

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So that we should do even whether you're religious or not, doesn't matter. Just make sure you enjoy the blessings of this

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All right, just place a recitation of it in Ramadan or something at the moment, and you'll be fine. Or there's a new one, the whole families must have at least take one kid and make them 100 He is the guarantee for everybody else. He is the gatekeeper, roll the door open a fun guys. You guys get to, you know, to me, at least make my big one can happen in the family. So anyway, that's our attitude towards the

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blessing, we will be saved. We don't have to change ourselves. We can be who we are. But you know, we'll just the size of God and all our problems will disappear. all the troubles will be gone. Then there's another add to the copper iron is awesome for special occasions or special problems. When you get really sick, guess what time that will stop what happens

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when you have a serious problem.

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When you're about to get your dollar buried, and you're about to you know, or you bought just bought a new house and we have a particular assignment, we will go into the house

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special occasions, this special occasion. Every day, if you're reciting Quran every day, then your religious extremist, what happened to you. That's not what you wanted to do that you say back home.

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So you don't need to call me just just call it for special occasions. That's it, you don't need it for anything. And

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then on top of that, there's another interesting added for animal protective.

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Protective that will keep you from having a car accident. So take either proceed buy one from the store.

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Right now, we're back to the old car.

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Right?

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You're never gonna recite that copy of the lawn. That must have been why I was telling you put it in your dashboard.

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Why cuz I mean, come on my brakes failed last week. And now I need to have some insurance knowledge.

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in so many words,

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tops, with ionic audience tribal, the entire

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a drink from this and your silence problem disappears, you know, or they'll go these people will go with

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put it around their arm. And now that it's here now,

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my motorcycle will never have a bad transmission. Because this is protecting me right here. This local auditing companies.

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This proposal says have

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you ever seen you know some? In New York, I saw a lot of times, like Christian cab drivers or limo drivers and stuff as a symbol to treat in the crowd in the back of their neck. Although people don't put a fish symbol on their car, symbol Christianity, or the Hindu crucifix from the window, their religion is reduced to trinkets. And when they get really scared, they hold their crucifix they kiss it. You know what happens to the Muslim

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is the oldest chain because it was a chain bulletproof vest, chain. That's what this is all for ourselves.

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It's got to be respected, supposed to be celebrated. So I didn't think this was a nice presentation of it. And then you know, or just bless your ceremony. Move on. You don't need it for anything else. You don't really need it for more than that. Don't rely on key to solve your problems in my problems. The word odd came to help you with the trouble you're having with your wife. The trouble you're left with

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the Quran came to help you to deal with your parents better when your children

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came to help you get a decent job to deal with your constituency, do your business we do things the right way. Therefore I'm able to help you make your recordings writing make your evenings write. The Quran is the best advice you will ever get is low whenever it's the best advice you'll ever get. But you and I never thought of before artists advice.

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When you need advice to go to a specialist, a counselor, sometimes if you have serious issues, you go to a therapist.

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You know, you go to a psychologist, psychiatrist, and the psychiatrist flies you down and says Tell me about your problems. And you for an hour you just sit there and you say, You know my sister and my brother is evil and my parents don't love me and you just cry about it for an hour. And at the end of the hour, he says so how does that make you feel?

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I just told you how I felt,

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oh well, times have never been $350.

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That's therapy. You and I will be standing alone. And

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we're not on the providers reading us therapy for us.

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We're supposed to be getting counsel from a minute directly and immediately. That's what I'm supposed to be

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overlooking is when you experience that counsel upon for yourself. It has to be personally experienced. No lecture no talk will help you experience that. You have to get that experience yourself, for yourself and the best time to experience

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TELUS insulated itself. The way the bond was meant to be experienced was excellent. That's the real experience of the rod. You come to understand so you remember how you're standing in front of the line and recycles. It absolutely happens inside. Something changed. something beautiful happens. He looks a lot for most of us has become cardiovascular exercise, become a speed contest. He put a timer my uncle used to take me

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and

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take me to another machine for tonight. We know why when we go to different machine Now, if this one finishes 22 copies in 38.5 minutes every day, that will take 45 minutes, because this guy's faster.

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It's a speed contest. You know, I don't have time for slot I don't have time. So Craig the quickest salado brilliant answer prayer nozzle, like

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the one that's supposed to make you respect your time for Allah. We don't give that prayer time.

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The irony of it all. So the point I'm trying to make for all of you is that independent intellectual decline is a spiritual decline. And the solution to both of those declines, is us seriously going back and redeveloping the relationship.

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I want to share something personal with you in seven minutes, seven minutes of my time.

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When I first read the article translation, it was high school. Late high school, I remember when

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I read that you somebody translation meant literal word. I tried to read it, I got through about 200 out of pocket, I couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't do it. The English was so hard. It was so she experienced. And on even if you do get in English, there was way too much going on. I thought I was reading about a battle. And all of a sudden it came up and fasting and what's going on? And why are all these subjects like? Why is there like a chapter on page like this?

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Why isn't it just a chapter on the diet, read about the battle? I mean, you just jumbled together. I don't get it. I gave up on it. I gave up on that next book a lot is the first time I actually heard go for it explained in simple language. Just like somebody talking with my teacher,

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who's doing a doesn't have to do with basically as a as a conversation is the first time in my life. I've been Muslim my whole life. But that was the first time in my life. Something hit me that I've never had before a life actually

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was actually giving me personal accounts. This is a conversation between master and slave.

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He spoke to his messengers

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through him.

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We're supposed to you know, many of you know this, but

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what are we supposed to do?

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But why not? Of course, Allah says something we say something. What is that? Well, when somebody says something, somebody says something else. It's a conversation. Exactly. It's a conversation for odd itself is a conversation between me and a lot.

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I thought of it as a book before that.

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Just like any other since that.

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Like literally a lot of the woman is talking to me. He's giving me advice he's giving me counsel. And when you come to the odd with that attitude, you will discover advice, you will discover wisdom for your own life that you will never know.

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And you and I when I started discovered, I'm hearing my teacher talk. And it is like 200 people sitting in the audience, right? And I'm thinking he's just talking to me. That's what it felt like he's just talking about anybody else. Like, how does one go there? And then it goes to the

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other. He doesn't know who he created? Doesn't he know what he created? He knows. He knows what he's talking to. This becomes irrelevant, direct, immediate conversation between us and the world. And that's the first step us fixing ourselves as an owner to once again engage a lot in the perfect conversation to become connected with online again, and especially in our small, especially in our brain. This needs to happen. The month of Ramadan is around the corner, is it not?

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You and I have to start gearing up. We have to start making time.

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Every day, we have to start getting ready from now, I don't know if I'm going to see this from a lot of you don't know what we don't know. But we'll take it before that. But if we have the intention, we have the intention this will be the one where I will experience the possibilities. I will come closer to Allah What am I coming close to the book I will get close to him. I will understand better what he wants from me. Though God is not just a book of Konami. It's not just a book of knowledge and style.

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Beautiful, even the way he talks about the light, so beautiful, no, no,

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no scholar, no love is going to explain to you, or give you the beauty of which Allah says, when Allah says it, it just has a different effect. This is a completely different effect. So what my personal experience when I first discovered the pod is the conversation, my attitude towards the pod entirely changed. And that was maybe 12 years ago, that that happened for me. And those last five years, if I had something to study that I really want to study, it's been done for that reason. And I still continue, I'm still very much a beginner student of very much. But the more I studied the Quran, the more I realized, man, this is what I was looking for. It's like, sometimes what we did

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is, and this is the first time I came across a problem with this problem, I had just got this counsel, I needed just, it was just given his immediate relevant past. Perfect, perfect, perfect advice. So this is the the attitude in which I want all of us to make the intention that we're going to really make the most of our lives a month

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from now, to give you some practical advice in the three minutes I have them, how can you? How do you gear up to get like really close to the road as much as humanly possible?

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Number one, if there are no logical fraud happening at the machine, if there's a 1500 by happening, if there's any study circle happening at the machine, come to

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come and attend, at least for now, make the time come and attend. If you cannot come and attend, find whatever to see video, or resources you can find online and start watching. Notice I didn't say retranslation? First, I didn't say that. You know why? Because I can't recommend that experience. I tried that myself.

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That's the one that left me confused. Right? So I can only imagine when you're reading physicians, you will probably get more questions than answers. If you are going to read something by to see that directly in English is available. pondering over the arm is available in English. I recommend that with the permission erotica providers, translator English, I recommend that it's good reading. It's good simple reading. And it's a good concise to CD into flutes and VR and things like that. If you really don't have any time whatsoever, you just want to read a translation and go for it. I recommend the unbecoming Translation by Oxford University Press. It's good How old translation I

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don't know what percent. But nonetheless, it's a good flowing transition. And it's not hard on you, you're not going to find words like past download, not seen us and be confused. Like what is the shocking but it's not going to be Shakespearean language No. But get involved start reading. Start for this just for your understanding, but a real relationship with them. It does not happen until you and I are trying to memorize.

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start memorizing the Quran people

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for

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15 minutes, just one if you have to memorize a page, you have to do a lot, just one a little bit. But start Don't be lazy about it. Don't overdo it. If you try to read too much you'll give up. You'll do it one day for two hours and pat yourself on the back and the next day.

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Too short that you can handle. But when you do that you can attend 15 minutes, memorize a little bit of time every day.

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1000 miles begins with a step. Right. So just take little little steps and each other do that your salons will start becoming more and more beautiful. You'll start experiencing more of a joy in your salon. I wanted to as I close I wanted to make a quick announcement. And that is exactly

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the announcement I wanted to make is that at V nine, which has been in Dallas for a long time, I hope to bring some programs here to San Antonio, it's been it's been on my radar for some time, but my schedule simply hasn't allowed it because of campus obligations and family obligations. And I'm pretty sure you guys can understand that. But I do hope to make a trip here as soon as possible. Almost immediately after a lot. I think I'll try and make a trip here.

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So but before that I have a serious request for you. The reason I came here for this trip today, and I dragged some students here with me is to actually invite you guys to come to Dallas for me. I wanted as many of you as possible to come to our conference, but it has putting its first conference together. And the point of the title of the conference is amazed by the front line. That's what the conference is called. And it's actually at amazed by looking on.com that's what the website for the conference's myself show up to NASA, Java and a mouse or a web are the three presenters at the conference. It's a one day program. It's a short program, and it's meant for the

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the whole agenda for the program. The whole point of putting that conference together is to get a whole lot of Muslims together and study a little bit of the facade and refresh

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ourselves, why are we so amazed by this book? What's so awesome about this book? The point is not education. The point is appreciation.

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The education is easy. appreciation is not our children, you can teach them something, but it's very hard to have them appreciate your child can memorizes. But he won't appreciate what's the point of memorizing this? Why is this loss a loss of anything, I don't get it. The point of the program is to encourage Muslims, or the hell of Muslims to appreciate the power of the Divine, the beauty of each of us are going to have two sessions, each myself should have a web. So I'm really excited to have this opportunity to come and speak to you and try to invite you to the program. I'm going to ask that you guys help me pass these out. As I'm speaking for for you, and my time is up as the

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announcements or whatever questions you may have at this point. You're welcome to Ask any

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digital product. And I also see you guys very, very soon. This is on June the 30th, by the way, so if you can mark your calendars. This is Saturday, June the 30th. And I hope you guys can your families can come and make it and sign up early so that the seats aren't filled ahead of time. It's amazed by local calm is our local fitness center on

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39th questions. I'll take another shot.