Nouman Ali Khan – Striking Examples From The Quran #12 Lured By Devils

Nouman Ali Khan
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the significance of religion and its use as a distraction and suppressing people from reality. They also touch on the use of religion for entertainment and political party expression, as well as the cycle of "has been" meaning "has been" and the importance of finding a path to value. The segment also touches on the cycle of "has been" meaning "has been" and the use of "has been" in context, including the "has been" meaning "has been" and the "has been" meaning "has been." The segment ends with a promotion for a sponsorship page on Vienna TV.
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Before I start reciting, we're all going to be looking at sort of an arm surah number six is number 71. So 671 are the bIllahi min ash shaytaan regime all enter the Roman dune in HEMA Allah Yun wala Yabo rule one what do I

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call Bina about the hadda and Allah can let this start what who shall to you know fill up the hyaluron Allah who is going to rule now who isn't who that Tina call in now who the law here well who the

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what will make the you know slim and Euro benign I mean, one of the most solid or what was when the it was shell rune

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rubbish actually somebody was silly um the way I looked at him melissani of Coco co D Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. Early, he was a huge behind him about everyone Somali kumara delight all over the cattle.

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There are reports that one of the longest Surah has revealed to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in Makkah SOTL, an arm was revealed all at one time. So the whole surah was revealed all at once we're looking at the 71st idea of the surah. But this is an important observation. Because if you study the surah carefully, even if you're just reading through the translation of the surah from the beginning, you will notice that it's a back and forth with people who don't believe in Islam is people who don't believe that Mohammed is a messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam is people that don't believe there's an afterlife, and it's kind of raising some of their criticisms and responding to

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them and asking them questions and answering some of their questions. The entire thing seems to be waves and waves and waves of dialogue with those who don't believe. And the point at which the surah has reached where we're looking at the first example that's been given in the Surah is a very interesting point right before this. The Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam in the 770 attire, he has been given an instruction, I won't go through the entire aisle. But I'll mention the opening instruction in the previous IR. He says what are they Latina? tocado Dena, who are even Willa one worker at home will hire to dunya leave those who have taken their religion as entertainment,

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distraction, and a game. So there are some people who take their religion as entertainment distraction, and the game and worldly life has deceived them. This is the Quran comment on other religions. And he's making a really comprehensive statement about certain kinds of people. Why do they follow a religion anyway, it's a way of distracting them, it's a feel good experience. So you will have different religions in which in order to draw the crowd, to the temple, to the church, to the monastery to whatever, they're going to have some kind of a colorful festival, they're going to have music, they're going to have dancing, they're going to have a choir, they're going to have

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songs, they might even have a rock band, they'll they'll do all kinds of stuff to just get people through the door. And they're going to have you know, games and prizes, and all this other entertaining stuff. And that's the experience. That's the communal religious experience for them. So in a sense, that is LarryBoy. That's the game. And then lo means a few things. It means entertainment, it also means distraction, meaning the religion is actually used by people as a distraction. To keep people from, you know, in great civilizations of the past, governments wanted to do really, Kings wanted to do really terrible things. But the Kings didn't want the public

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thinking about what the kings are doing. So the kings would pay the religious leaders to keep the public busy with other things, so they don't think about what's really going on in the real world. So in a way, when you find later on philosophers looking back, and intellectuals looking back at the history of religion and saying, religion is the opiate of the masses. What is an opiate, an opiate is a distraction, right? You take drugs, you lose sight of reality, you're in your own little world, right? The idea of the religious enterprise was to disconnect people from reality, so that the powers that have the rich, the wealthy, the corrupt, they can continue to do what they do. And the

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moment there's a problem, though, people are starting to rise up, you can use religion to put them back down to sleep. That was kind of the idea. If you I don't know how much in your British education you guys got to read about Voltaire and candied and the French Revolution, I don't know. But if you if you read some of that literature, it's essentially how the Catholic Church was putting the European masses to sleep. And it was just telling them everything is the way it should be. This is how things are supposed to be and every time you question something, religion was being used to suppress the will of the people. Right and Candida is kind of a

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an a sarcastic way of rebelling against that that will

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is what the Europeans did. And that's why European secularism like secularism in France is much more extreme than secularism in England, for example. So they even hate seeing a woman in hijab, you know, breathing oxygen, right? So they have this other extreme level, where did that come from? Part of its roots isn't just a hatred for some, they just can't stand religion. Because they fought, they spilled a lot of blood, to remove religion from the public sphere. So they don't want to see any trace of that in public life. Right? That's kind of their their sort of mentality. But Allah is commenting on that very deep social reality, the people that study politics, the history of politics

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and religion, we'll look at this one statement in the Quran leave those who take their religion as entertainment and games, right, and they'll understand the depth behind that at an individual level. Also, for some people, religion is nothing more than entertainment and games. So for some people, for a Hindu, for example, doesn't know much about his religion, but he knows about Holi because it's the time to have entertainment and games. There could be Muslims that are civilizational Muslims, they know nothing about Islam, except either you get dressed up the parties are great. Or the you know, the Iftar parties etc. Don't don't know much else about Islam, but that's the party is the

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entertainment and the game has remained the internet and, and so so many Christians around the world know nothing of Christianity know nothing of the Bible. But they know Christmas is coming. Right? And it's Christmas season, Merry Christmas, and all of it, right? So it's just the entertainment and the games that sort of survive, and everything else goes away. And why does that happen? Because religions purpose in the world, other than Islam, we're talking about other religions, generally, the purpose of religions was to make your life better here. It has nothing to do with the afterlife. So you go to the you go to the temple, you claim 10,000 steps, and you go like this, you know,

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whoever you are, whoever that false god is, please let me please let make that girl fall in love with me because I really want to marry her. Right? He's not He's not asking for his afterlife. He's not asking for Judgment Day, he's asking for that girl, or the girl saying, please just kill his wife so I can marry him or whatever, whatever she's saying, you know, or the mother is making doll or some prayer for her son, or the poor guy is making prayer for his farm or his land or, you know, please kill, we're going to war please kill all that that enemy tribe. So we can take their land, etc. This is what they're praying for. Every of their all of their prayers, in the end have to do

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with something in this world.

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It's basically the spiritual and spiritual Costco, you go shopping there, okay, you just place an order, like a spiritual Amazon, you just go there, you place an order, and it will be delivered from the gods, and they will deliver your wish, right. And of course, on Amazon, if you want to place an order, you have to pay something, right. So all these religions had a payment system. So you have to go sacrifice a goat in front of the god or you go put some chocolate milk in front of it, or you gotta, you gotta make your payment. Because if you don't make the payment, you're not gonna get, you know, there's a give and take it's a transaction, right? And then you can, you know, you can play

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and enjoy it, when the when the God's giving you what you want it then you then you enjoy. And this this idea of making payments to God's sacrifice, right, this idea, it became an extreme to the point where people were, you know, like in Norse mythology, for example, in Europe, not too far, you know, in these regions, when they would go to war with each other's tribes or other enemies. They would say, well, in order for I don't know, what's his name Odin to help us. He needs a sacrifice, you know, are these gods of war they need a sacrifice? So we need to sacrifice one of the girls in our village who's going to give us victory and they literally slaughter a girl like a lamb, you know,

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and then they go to war and they put their blood on their faces and crazy stuff. Crazy stuff. What does the Quran do on that subject? By the way, interesting, it's on the side. But what is the Quran taco talks about when it comes to ALLAH asking for something? Allah says not What do you mean when the Riskin will not only do a neuter a moon, I don't want any risk from them. And I don't want that they should feed Me in Allahu wa rasool Allah is the One who, who gives the risk over and over Allah delegates all of these religious traditions in one go one swoop. And the same way that the mechanics of all of these religions the way they're designed, all of that has been then removed to reduce to

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whether the Latina Takatsu Dena Han la ribbon, wala one ACARA, Tamil HYAH to dunya in one way or the other. This is a very poking very offensive commentary on false deen the false religions in the world. Right. Now in this next idea.

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Let's set the stage. This is the Meccan surah. So the majority audience of the surah are people who don't accept Islam. And the people who have accepted Islam used to be non Muslim. Anybody who's accepted Islam, accepting the call of Muhammad Rasool Allah sorry for them was at some point one of the idol worshipers and their family is still all whatever religion that was. They had whatever other gods they had, right? So they've been raised that way. And now only in the last year months, couple of years they become Muslim

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So these are, in a sense, new Muslims or Sahaba, or new Muslims. Sometimes we talk about the Sahaba as though they were like, you know that their Yvonne was 1000s of years old and strong. But these were, if you if you humanize the situation these are, they've just come to Islam. And if you just accept this religion, and this religion is unlike anything else in the entire history of the region, the collective memory of these people is going against everything. They believe all of their value systems, everything, it's turning everything upside down. For example, in tribes, one of the most important thing in tribes is a hierarchy. There are elders who have a higher position, they are the

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wealthy, there's certain clients who are richer blood, and there are those who are of lesser blood. And they accepted this, there's a class society in Arabia, they accepted that, right, and they were Arabs who believed they were from a lower blood, and they wish that they could be from a higher blood that they would wish for that.

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So they would hope that their daughter, for example, would marry one of the higher bloods so then eventually, future generations, at least some of our blood will go into mixed with higher blood kind of thing, right? So they had this kind of notion, Quran comes along, Islam comes along, and we're all children of Adam. There's no There's no genetically superior Children of Adam, we're all children of Adam or just accepting the story of Adam, are they ceramics all of us equal that entire the entire race tribalism, any any sense of superiority that may come from any of that disappears, that those who had more money are more powerful, more more respected, those who have less money are

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less respected, right, those who have more power are more respected, those who have less power less respected, but Quran comes in talks about how this world is temporary judgment, they will come and none of this will survive. And you're all just going to be standing equal in front of Allah, which means all of this is temporary. Which means like, you know, for example, if I'm holding like, you know, if you go to like a store, and you hold a very expensive watch in your hand, and you're like, Man, this guy, what No, he's just, he doesn't only he's just holding it, bro, he's gonna put it back down and walk out of the store. It's that his watch, he didn't become more valuable, because he's

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holding it. It's literally that philosophy for the Muslim, we what we own, we're not owning it, we're holding on to it for temporarily, and then we go back to Allah and it remains behind. Thank you. So in many ways, this religion was revolutionary, and that because of those reasons, it was not easy for the family, friends, society of these new Muslims to accept this new way of thinking and believing and seeing the world that the Sahaba had become. Right, it wasn't easy. So now there was also a campaign to bring them back.

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Come back to the way you used to be, don't be Muslim anymore. And I want you don't understand what that campaign involved. What that? How, what were the effective pieces of their campaign to get people to leave their Islam and go back to the way things were. The Ira we're looking at has an example. But the example is set in that context. So Allah says, Kol, tell them the prophet has been told tell them, the Prophet SAW Selim, when he's being told in the word cool, how many people is Allah talking to one person? The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but look at the immediate next words and Andrew Mindo, nila, shall we call other than Allah shall we call other than

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Allah? The Prophet didn't say Kulu another woman doula, he said call another woman doula. So the messenger is being spoken to salAllahu alayhi salam, and then he's being asked to speak on behalf of all of those who have accepted Islam behind him. So he's putting himself and his followers as one when he says, Shall we call some anyone other than Allah? May Allah and Verona Well, I adore Runa someone who will not give us any benefit, and someone who will not harm us in these in this wording. Allah has given us a pretty good insight into the weapon that they were using to pull people back out of Islam. Why? Man ever since you became so imagine one of you became Muslim at the time of the

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Prophet later. And your brother your older brother comes to you. You know, everybody hates you, right? You know mom hates you. Mom hasn't eaten for three days because of the stupid stupid thing you're doing. Why are you why are you embarrassing us? What is this a phase you're going through? What's the matter with you? Is it or is this about a girl just told me? Let's start there. What's your problem? Life was good. You just think oh, everybody's going to *. Everybody's everybody's evil. Your dad is evil. Your grandfather's evil. Remember grandpa used to take care of us. You're saying he's evil. I mean, what happened to you? You're just gone crazy. Listen, we love you. You're

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our family. Just let this go. Look, people are like making fun of you. They're humiliating you, everybody. Not all the people that you respect in this tribe name one of them. That doesn't call this man insane. referring to Muhammad Seisen name one of them that doesn't think he's a liar. Everybody we know thinks this is a bad idea. Why are you not thinking? Trust us? You're ruining your life. You have a good few

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You're in front of you, if you keep this up, nobody's gonna marry you. Nobody will do business with you. We cannot give you a piece of the tribe, you're gonna have to be, you know, excommunicated from the family. We're gonna disown you. I don't want to do that to you, man. You're my bro. Don't do this.

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So they put their arm their arm around your shoulder and say, they're not. I'm not saying you have to believe in these gods, but just do it from home.

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Do it for Dad, Dad likes this stuff. Just don't make that upset. Okay, just pretend to do it. It's okay.

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Because if we keep the status quo, then all the harm that is coming your way, will no longer come your way. And in fact, lots of benefits. You know, tell you what, tell you what, you know, my dad gave me that two horses. I'll give you those horses. Just come back.

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I'm your bro. Think about it. I'll be back tomorrow.

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I make a pretty good golfer now. Okay.

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So he's trying to entice his younger brother, maybe he's 1718 years old. He was a young Sahabi. Right. And how impressionable is a young man. Right? And there are different ways in which they were trying to get people to leave Islam. This is some of this isn't solanco booth. Here we're getting a glimpse of this. And the responses are we should go back to something that cannot benefit us and cannot harm Are you calling us to something other than Allah, anything other than Allah, that cannot benefit nor harm? It's interesting that in this is a whole another woman doula, Hey, Ma, Lion founder, not men, Lion, Verona. Well, whatever cannot harm cannot cannot benefit nor harm, meaning

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what you're calling us to is inanimate. It's not a real thing. It's what it's not even a who, right. And if it is a who it's reduced to a what

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is nothing. And it can benefit or harm, as if to say, not only is the religion, that religion that you follow, not able to benefit or harmful because they say, you know, if you if you do the Zeus is going to be really angry. Or, you know, you know, what would you call a Kratos is going to come after you, you know, oh, whatever, whatever gods they had last minute, or you name it, right? They're going to be upset with you. Do you know what their curse Do you. And simple response, they can benefit or harm anyone, but even their patrons, the tribal leaders, the family, they can't help benefit or harm. Now there is a rejection of their ability to cause benefit or cause harm.

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First of all, we declare we're not afraid of you.

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That's the declaration, we're not afraid to you. Because you cannot. And we're not seduced by the benefit you have to offer. Because there are two things that a non believing society tries to impact a believer with. And that will happen back then that will happen until Judgment Day Two things. One, they will offer benefits for being more like them. If you can become more like them, you will have benefits. And there will be harm, if you don't become like them.

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Here's the good things that will come your way if you become more like us. And here are the bad things that will come your way if you hold on to your Islam.

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Well, and Roman don't lie, Malay and Verona Well, I adore Runa.

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And by the way, it doesn't matter if that's, that's back in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or it's 2024, these two forces will always be there.

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And now we're gonna get to the hard part of the eye. Why not do either cabina.

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And should we then turn back on our heels, the back of the foot, the ball of the heel, that's called the awkward.

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This is a figure of speech in the Arabic language.

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A good figurative expression to translate that in English would be to beat a retreat to turn back on your heels means you know, you spin back on your heel, and you run back the way you came. Right. But this was used in a certain way by the Arabs in their literature. Imagine you went on a trip, you decided to go on a long journey, not even 10% into that journey, you realize, you know, this is not worth it. It's too hot. I don't think I'm cut out for this, or I don't think the the money I was going to make on this trip is even worth the effort that I'm putting in here. Or I'm I'm not mentally prepared for this. This is too much to ask, you know what, it's only been a few hours. I

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can, this is a three month journey. I've only been on it for a few hours, I can turn back now and cut my losses, you'll come back empty handed. But you at least saved yourself a lot more trouble had you kept going, things would have gotten harder and harder and harder. And you will you would have been further and further away from home in more and more danger more and more isolated more and more disconnected from everything you're familiar with. Right? So if you have if you're having second thoughts, it's a good idea to just turn back and go back where you came from and go back to the safety of your home. That is your origin either. RTV the person went back to where they came from

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the one to the police.

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their origin el maganda. La vie, but I mean who? The place from which he began. This is also used as an expression to run from the battlefield. Right. But this is not we're not talking about battlefields yet. This is Makkah. Right? The idea is in this expression, it's as if the Sahaba are saying and with one voice with the Rasul of Allah SallAllahu sunnah. They're saying, we have come out on this journey. And it looks like every step we take in this journey, things get harder, they don't get easier. As long as not offering an easier life, as long as offering more and more trouble every step you take in it. Right? But the family is getting more aggressive, the society is getting

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more aggressive, the money's getting tighter, you're losing friends every day, like you're getting it socially isolated, everything is going in a bad direction, because you chose to follow this man Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Right. So now every every step is actually another step towards the negative, towards towards more Medora and less been far more harm, less benefit, more harmless benefit, things get tougher and tougher every step you take. So that's part of their incentive, you could turn back and undo all this damage, man, it's not too late. It's not too late. You could just you know, undo all of this is turned back. And so they say, oh, we should we should turn back on our

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heels and go back where we started. And then they add something they say better than if it hadn't Allah

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after the point at which Allah Himself guided us.

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So we should turn back after Allah has guided us. After the fact that Allah has guided us this is a really important expression. Because if you find if you if you look at, you know the language of previous ayat, you will find leave those who take their religion as a game and entertainment. Come back to the old religion. Remember our parties? Remember the community remember the celebrations, it was great, but what do you have in your religion anyway? So depressing?

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So sad, why, why are you doing? And the person responds, yeah, I'm doing this because Allah has guided me.

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The question is, What is Allah guiding you to? Is it easy guiding you to entertainment? Is he guiding you to to, to games? Is he getting you to benefit? Like in this world? No, he's actually guiding us to himself.

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Like the directions have been given by Allah and the destination itself is Allah wa ala BeagleBone Taha, and that's why we're not concerned with how difficult this journey gets because the destination is worth it.

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I'm going to keep going. He I'm going to turn back from the road that leads to Allah Himself.

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How are you going to turn me back from that? Now I'd like to give you an analogy, just so you can visualize the value. Imagine it's, I mean, you guys don't get extreme summers here, or you think you get extreme summers, but you don't get extreme summers here. So let's just say you're in a place like, you know, Hejaz, you're in Serbia in the summer, in alila. Whenever Hello, John, right. And somebody tells you about three hours walk in that direction. There's a well, and it's nobody knows about it. But I'm telling you where it is. Here's the GPS directions. And at the bottom of that, well, there's about 100 kilos worth of gold waiting for you. Guaranteed. go

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as hard.

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Are you going? And somebody says, Hey, man, I'll give you 100 bucks. I'll take your place. Somebody else comes along and says, I'll give you 1000 I'll give you 1000 Just go back. It's okay. Don't worry about your stupid.

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This, the pain of that walk to the well, a three hour walk to the well, the pain, it doesn't feel as hard anymore. You know why? Because in your head, it ain't hard for the rest of your life.

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In your head, you're already a billionaire. In your head, you made it. So these the heat disappeared if you were walking, taking that same walk and somebody said, man, there's a well, and at the bottom of that, well, there's a spoon plastic.

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Just for you.

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I only used it once.

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It's the same work. But it becomes way more difficult, doesn't it?

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Because the way we mentally prepare ourselves for difficulty is when we see what value lies in front of us. If there's something truly valuable in front of us, you will bleed you will sweat, you will cry with a smile on your face. Because it's worth it.

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When these people realize the true believers realize by the side of the prophets life setup, that what they've been given is a path that leads to the meeting with Allah Himself.

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Everything else became valueless. By comparison. Nothing can take me off this road.

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You can beat me up you can spit on me. You can hate me. I don't need anybody's approval.

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I don't need to make anybody happy anymore. I don't even care of my old habits my old you know things I used to like or not when not all of that is feeding in comparison to what what he showed me. I'm going and so they're asking this, the prophets I send them along with the believers are Barbie Barbie inspired to ask this rhetorical question. Oh, another woman dunlea Himalayan foreigner, well I don't wanna win or do other Kobina but 800 Allah. Now the example kill the desta What da what kosher to you know, Phil Irby Hi Ron Allahu, for Hi Ron.

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Let's start with a little little piece by piece of this example is the why is the hard word and desire.

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It's that word comes from the Arabic word how or how we, how we are in Arabic can mean to fall and how I can also mean to fall like in certain najem when the star falls when nudge me either. However, when nudge me either, haha. So when something falls from the from a height, like falling from a mountain, that's also called howa. Okay? Another name and a description of Hellfire is how we are from the same origin. Okay? Now it's Taqwa means two things. It means to make someone fall.

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Or it means to try to make someone fall to make someone fall, or to try to make someone fall. Now imagine you're walking at the edge of a cliff. Right, you're walking right around the edge, and there's somebody from the bottom pulls their hand out and they're tugging at your leg. They're trying to get a grab a hold of your leg, and they're trying to make you fall. Right, or they're trying to throw a hook into you and rope you in and pull you down. This is the Hawa they're trying to make you fall or they're making you fall.

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Interestingly, the word howa as a noun also refers to the desires of the fallen. The lowest desires, animal desires, sexual urges, greed, animal instincts, revenge, these are all Hala, these are the lowest desires that a person can have. They're also called hella, so so so we know Quran afara a terminate DACA Allahu Hawa who have you seen someone who takes their heart and turns them into their God? So one of the side implications of the same word is the someone who's trying to pull you into your desires. So it's two images, someone trying to make you fall and someone trying to pull you into your desires. Now let's look at the example Colorista what who Shayateen fell out like the one

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who the devils are trying to make fall or the the devils pull him down or make him fall into the earth. Imam Razi is imagery of this is pretty cool. somebody's walking at the edge of a cliff, and the shelter income as one of you and there's lots of sheltering and they were able to pull you down and now you're fell on the ground. So you were up there, and now you're down here

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and now, here Hi, Ron. Hey, Ron means now you're wondering like you don't know where to go. Hey, Ron, actually in Arabic Hara is da ba da da da means he's just walking in the desert. And you have no idea where to go? Another verb in Arabic for wandering in the desert is hammer. Hammer. Yeah. Hemo and I'm Tara unknown frequently wedding Yeah, he moon. So to Shara? How am I in Arabic means when the camel is wandering looking for water.

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But this is not looking for water. This is how to hyaluron which is just walking aimlessly out in order to go. The problem is if you fell off a cliff or you fell off a height and you wait, you regained your consciousness. Wouldn't you try to go back where you started? Like you're not aimless, you're Why are you aimless you? This is where you fell from you should try to get back where you are.

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Then there's the image. The image continues the who has Harbin you're the owner who Elon Houda. He has friends companions, that the guy who fell down the devil's made him fall down. He has companions that are calling him back towards the guidance. Tina, and they say it did not come to us. Meaning come back, come back to us. We're gonna try to understand what's happening in this incredible, incredible example.

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There are people who are like on the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam on the Sunnah of Ibrahim alayhi salam once they know this is the hug doesn't matter what happens we're heading in the right direction however, do you think we're so weak that we're on the edge like were we like Islam, but we kind of miss the old days to man those parties were good.

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I mean, I love the halal but the Haram life was juicy man.

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Remember stuff for Allah.

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There are people who had the bad life. Now they came to the they left the darkness they came to the light but sometimes you run into an old friend from the you know the Haram days.

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Not so close your days and let you'll roll with your do man remember that time? Like, you're like, Okay, a star last time

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I mean, yeah, it was pretty bad, right? That's pretty bad. Yeah.

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You guys still get together sometimes? No, I You should come you should come through nine coming Breyers I don't do that stuff. Now we're not going to take you to *, bro. You could just, we just have a burger. You just have a burger you drink water. We'll all do the Haram you just drink the water. Okay, is this okay? We got you. You're the sheriff. We got you. Don't worry about it. You're like, okay, just for old times sake, I'm gonna go make that Allah.

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So you go back when that crowd.

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You're not strong enough yourself. Not strong enough yourself. And now you end up in an environment where they're pulling you back to the old way they've tried, you just climbed up this hill to reach above. And now they're trying to pull you back down. And Allah didn't say shaitan. He said shayateen. He used the plural. What? Why is that important? Because it's not one. It's sometimes it's a group of people that are doing it. Sometimes some of the influence is coming from the family. Some of it is coming from the friends. Some of it is coming from that really messed up Uncle, you're avoiding some of it's coming from the professor at the University. Some of it's coming from your

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employer. Some of it's coming from your coworker, some of it's coming from the media, some of it's coming from some stupid influencer, your following some of it's coming from the algorithm that it's feeding you on Instagram, like different places or giving you different little nudges. Each one of them is a mini shaitan by themselves, but together they become Shayateen they become an entire legion of devils, and they're enough to start pulling this person slowly down. Now, the our religion is an interesting contradiction of two concepts I want you to understand, on the one hand, in our religion, the environment is not enough to destroy your iman, Ibrahim alayhi salam is in a hostile

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environment as hobble Kochava in a hostile environment. It was also Salam is in a hostile environment, the Sahaba in a hostile environment, the majority of the people whose Iman we look up to as inspiration in the Quran, and in the Sunnah of the Prophet of Islam are all majority of them are surrounded by a hostile environment. Majority of them they're surrounded by an environment of shayateen.

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But there's something so strong that they developed inside of them that it wasn't able to pull them down.

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And what's the formula for that? On the one hand, it's not just we're not just robots. Once you have your mind, nothing will break it. It's not like that. You have to still have some kind of a support group.

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Allah says yeah, yeah, hello, Dana. I'm gonna talk Allah, we're kulula Assadi team. Allah says well, Athena I'm gonna I'm gonna slowly had loads of Helena homefirst, Salah Han, soo Toba towards the end of the Quran, Allah says have Taqwa of Allah and be with people that are truthful, meaning have truthful company. You gotta have the right kind of company, as strong as you may be in your faith, you still need a support group, you still need that. The other place Allah says the gift of those who have lost, they lost their family, friends, they lost socially, they got isolated, abandoned because of Islam. Allah says the gift Allah will give them the Nutella home for sleeping well, um,

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you paid it hard for Sally Hain Bill akhira. He didn't reduce or restrict. Allah says those who have Eman and do good deeds, Allah will enter them into the company of good people.

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Listen to that, again, he will enter them into the company of good people aside again. But Allah didn't say he will enter them into the company of good people in heaven.

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And he didn't say he will do so in dunya, which means he didn't restrict it. It's not restricted to this life or next life, which means it can be both. So one of the things that our EMA needs is support system. It doesn't matter if you're the strongest believer and you have the best arguments against atheists and Christians and Hindus and whoever else doesn't matter.

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User. And you madam also need a support system. You need somebody who can reinforce your iman.

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Right? And so and they have to be true in that. So now this person fell off the cliff. In other words, they were able to pull him down. How were they able to pull him down? What two incentives already mentioned to you? life used to be good, it can be good again. And you got lots of problems because of this Islam. I'll make all your problems go away. That's another incentive. But there's another incentive this person's own desires. This person's own how're ista. What was shelter in the shower thing, we're not just able to pull him down, they were able to lower him back into his old habits, his desires, that the Quran that the revelation that the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW isn't

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that good company made him or her strong enough to be able to overcome that animal part of them when I had enough sight and in how they were able to overcome their hunger. But the shell didn't want you to give into your house or fall into your desire

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fall back in. So you're, you're you were strong enough to resist it. But your law is like holding my breath, I can't do it no more. That's what the shutdown comes in tells you. And one of the favorite things shutdown comes and tells you is you're only human.

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While he's only shaytan, he tells you, you're only human.

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And that's his way of saying followship on your only human is a synonym, a pretty synonym by the devil for just do the Shetland thing.

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And then you say, I'm not an angel is just a human okay?

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That's, that's where that comes from. So he then so it's the what we share out in, the devils are able to pull him back into their, their lower, lower urges. This tells us something really important about our religion, also, when somebody comes to Islam, after it's evidences. Now, you're clear in your mind, in your heart, you know, this is the truth, something inside you has completely convinced you Islam is true. And yet, you still see this person slipping and falling into a dark place. The only way that can happen is because of desires.

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The shell teen will use desires

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and desires don't just think of desires as something shameless people have different kinds of desires. Some people just don't want to be alone, their greatest desire is to be liked. Some people's greatest desire is to have friends, to not feel lonely, to feel like they have respect. When they have their old ways. They used to have respect among the crowd. They were leading the crowd now they're just a follower. That's some people's desire. The Shaitan has been studying you like a PhD on you his whole life.

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There are certain Shayateen assigned to you, so they know what you like.

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And they will pick on that. I'll pick on your weakness, not everybody has the same weakness, some people's weaknesses, money, other people's weaknesses, desire other people's weaknesses, social life, etc, etc. People different weaknesses. He'll come with different weaknesses and pull you in. And now what's the second part of the image? He's got Fred, who else had? He has us have? Allah could have said us how boo he had Oh, now, he's had low who has Harmonia during the whole. He has associates meaning

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they're not close to him anymore. The word has hobbies used for someone who spent a long time with you? Who has been close to you. That's a sign. It comes from the word softball, which means company, somebody who gives you a company's close to you, right? This person is now these people that were in your life that were close to you. They saw you fall. But now that you fell, they're up here, you're down there.

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And they're worried about you. So what are they saying?

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Come back. But they could say come back to the truth.

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They don't say that. They say Tina, they say come back to us.

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What's the difference between saying come back to the truth and come back to us? Meat? Let me get a sip of water Hold on.

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Hundreds, okay.

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When you say come back to the truth, you're making arguments about why Islam is true.

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But the person who fell already knows Islam is true. There's no need to make the arguments.

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That's not what they need.

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They fell in because of some dark emotions. And they need emotional support. They don't need intellectual arguments. They need an emotional support. So they weren't told at Adel Huck, or LJ Adel Hawk, they were told to eat dinner, come back to us. Come back. We love you. We care for you. Just come back. Just come sit with us. Just have dinner. Just have. So you've got to forces the shayateen What do they want? They don't say come to us. They say come to your desires. Be free man. Be Do what makes you happy. Live your life. That's what they say. But if you were in trouble, the Shelton would say hey, are you okay? No, no, you live in your life. Right? Well, that's what you

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The whole team wants you to be happy, but not at their expense. But your true companions when they see you fall.

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They want you to come back to them. They want to support. Now, the problem with that also is

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when a person leaves, there's two kinds of leaving Islam. I want you to understand that. That means to walk away, and it's used for like a mortar. You may have heard the word mortar before somebody who leaves Islam. There's two kinds of mortar described in the Quran. People who declare that they have left. I'm no longer Muslim. I'm a caliphate. I don't believe in Islam. I used to but I don't believe anymore. That's a more that outwardly.

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There's also somebody who's emotionally, psychologically or in their behavior, little by little leaving Islam, even though they're not saying it.

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So they're actually Muslim officially, or by

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Definition and your definition, we're Muslim. But internally, they're starting to walk away from the religion. And they know the state of their heart as they're walking away. They know that. So even though they're with the believers, the shayateen have already pulled them down. And nobody can judge that for you or me except ourselves. Nobody can know that. And this idea is a commentary on those also, I would argue this is actually a commentary on the spiritual motive and moreso. The spiritual motive, meaning Nobody can judge that you left, it's going on, and this is a battle, you're losing on the inside.

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And the Companions, the good people are saying, come back to our company. And they don't, this person can't hear them that he doesn't want to respond to them. The word hyaluron means once they leave Islam, once they practically leave Islam, spiritually, leave Islam or officially leave Islam doesn't matter which version, you end up in this low land, and you are higher on hierarchy, again, means you're wandering without a purpose. All of a sudden, you have no purpose left. It's depressing and isolated. You don't care about anything, and anyone and no one seems to care about you. And you're just this empty void. Like you came here because you thought it would make you happy. That's

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why you left the religion. That's when you walked away from it. And you end up in this really dark, depressing, isolated place that Allah describes as an art. He fell he fell into this land. Hi, Rana, just aiming aimlessly wandering

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doesn't know where to go doesn't have any depressed or unmotivated. You know, and they don't want to hear their their companions calling them back. They're calling him back. And he's like, it's like somebody who's walking and you're like, Hey, come here, come here, and they act like they can't even see you or hear you. They're still this way, that way, this way, that way, and just aimless completely.

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As I described this image, I'm sure there are many of you who can think of people you know, in your life, that have found themselves in that place. Maybe you found yourself at some point in that place, wondering, and Allah says, Now, when you call somebody and say, Come back, come back, come back. That what does that mean? I care about you, I want you to come back. What happens to some people, when you call them a lot? They start feeling important.

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Oh, they want me to come and you know how badly they want me to come back.

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They keep calling me bro. They keep texting me. They keep showing up at my house.

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Like I'm gonna go back to these people.

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Like you become the VIP because everybody wants you back. So Allah says, let me put you in your place. The prophesy seven cares about those who are even walking away. He cares about them. He doesn't want to see them burn in the fire.

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But Allah says, no, no, no, no.

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Let them declare this call in Hoda, in the hood, Allah who will who does the guidance of Allah in fact is the guidance. In other words, nobody is desperate for you. Allah is not desperate for you to follow this guidance. If you want to wander off Allah's guidance is what it is. It doesn't need you.

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And if you follow it or not, just because somebody left doesn't shake my faith will merely loosely Melilla, Bill al Amin and we have been commanded to surrender ourselves to the master of all peoples and all nation. And by the way, this loosely Madeira Bella Alameen is an echo of the phrase that Ibrahim alayhis salam made with Allah. If kala la hora boo Aslam Kala, a slum to little bit Alameen. The Quran uses these echoes deliberately. The reason for that is Ibraheem Alehissalaam surrendered to Allah where no one in his society was willing to surrender to Allah, he still surrendered to Allah.

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When his own body, his bone own body would want to save itself from the fire, he surrendered to Allah. And he allowed himself to be thrown into a fire.

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This is this is echoing that mentality, we have to develop the mindset of Ibrahim alayhis salam that if somebody comes and goes, that's not going to shake our faith. That's not going to mess us up.

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this Shayateen I did make a comment about the shell theme in our times.

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I told you, it could be a professor, it could be a friend, it could be old company, it could be family, right? But nowadays, it's also like you the algorithm finds that you like one shaitan and says, Hey, I have like 800 Other shutdowns and you might also like these.

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Here's the problem with your prophet. Here's the problem with your book. Here's the problem with Allah. Here's the problem with the Quran. Here's the problem with this. Here's the problem. Watch this in five minutes, you won't be Muslim anymore, that you're watching, watching, watching watching one shaitan Allah shaitan, OSHA, OSHA, constantly consuming Bichette on materials. And then whenever you think about Allah, you think more about the shayateen and what they said instead of what Allah is saying. You can't even see what Allah is saying anymore. He was wondering

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And when you collect these attacks on Islam that people have made, and they become your crisis, they weren't ever your crisis. But you adopted this crisis from the shouting, or these victims of sheltering themselves. You adopted these crises, and you come up with these eight things that you have a problem within this religion.

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But you never want to talk to anybody who can fix it. You only want to talk to people who you know, can't fix it.

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Somebody told me my mother in law was just talking to her some some young guy, some of honey fellow, he's like, super, he believes himself to be super smart. And he thinks there are grammatical mistakes in the Quran. And he made a whole Farsi YouTube channel and he interviews people that have a beard because obviously, they should be scholars of Islam, and then says, Hey, what about this mistake? Or what about that mistake? And the guy with the beard goes, I don't know. See, the mullah doesn't know.

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And he validates himself that way. I was like, Can I talk to him? I don't want to put it on camera. It's okay. I don't wanna embarrass I want to talk to him. I

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think he wants to talk to you. Okay.

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Why not? Because the thing is, at the at the bottom of the real reason for leaving Islam for a lot of these people is hella is desire. But you can't say that it's embarrassing. Well, I left because of a girl or left because I really liked drugs are left because you can't say that. So you have to cover the house up with philosophical arguments that Shayateen will teach you

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and sound really intellectual for why you left Islam. And the moment you debunk number one, you'll jump to number two, the moment you debunk number 234567 Once you debunk all eight come back to number one but what about number one though?

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We already did this, okay, I gotta go

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and then find somebody else to argue with because you got over here you're gonna go somewhere else and get argue with somebody else. This is the cycle they they fall into. Don't allow yourself to fall into that cycle. Now, last piece, what will make gnarly Knowsley malleable I mean, we've been commanded to surrender ourselves to the master of what makes us so convinced to surrender ourselves to Allah in these ayat, it's actually the next idea to me. It's remarkable what an chemos salata and that you must establish Salah now Allah could have said linguists for Arabic students who are particularly well will Milner the new sliema Mirabella Alameen, wa N new key Messiah salata, llenos,

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Lima, new Kima. Right. So you stay and we established the prayer, but they say, well, anokhi masala, that you establish the prayer. You, you, you, you preserve and maintain the prayer. That's a command directly from Allah. These believers know something, Allah is speaking to them directly in his revelation.

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So now you've got a contrast. You've got somebody who the shayateen are speaking to, and you've got somebody who Allah is speaking to through the revelation and they quote Allah directly, they were speaking. And in the middle of their speech, they quote Hola, and they say, a key masala. What taco and establish the salah, and be mindful of him, because that's the command coming directly from Allah. And then the ayah ends by talking to those who are walking away from Islam again, and it says, well let the lay Hitoshi rule you can wander anywhere you want. Eventually, you're going to all be herded back to him again.

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What that means is look at the imagery. Kimo Salas, what how do we make all of you stand right? It's the image of standing your ground and not moving from your place because you are mindful of Allah. Kimo, Salah Taku. This is contrasted with the guy wandering in the desert. So we are standing in front of Allah in this life, the believers standing in front of Allah and this life, and the disbeliever or the mortal is walking away, wandering away from Allah wherever they want to wander. And Allah says, whether you stand in front of him or you wander away, one day will come, we're all going to be standing in front of him anyway. The only difference will be those who voluntarily stood

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in front of him now are going to be saved and the others other ones are going to be herded like animals. While he later some harsh it means a violent gathering or an animal gathering. So you're going to be herded like animals, which is actually quite the image right an animal falls off a cliff and is wandering aimlessly in the desert. That's That's quite the image that Allah has given SubhanAllah. In these ayat, Allah has given us the imagery that associates Iman with being somewhere high and leaving Eman with being somewhere low. With Yvonne having a purpose and having a direction and not having the man is just being aimless. Having the mind is being in direct communication with

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Allah through His own words, and not having the mind losing your Eman is constantly being pulled lower and lower and lower by multiple shayateen. Other places in the Quran Shayateen will be described as human engine. So it's not just the worst versa. You'll make friends that are

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Pretty good shelter into

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you'll meet you'll meet will find new when you once you go down the dark road you meet newer and newer Sheltie

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on every to every turn, and it just pulls you further and further down and then when you're being called back, you're like I like it down here. I have all my desires being met down here, all the shell team, they're pretty cool friends of mine, I don't want to leave this. That's pretty good. I will, you'll have to drag me out of here. And at the end of the ayah Allah says, let them know they will be dragged.

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You have to drag me out of here to leave this company. Okay. That can be arranged where la hito Sharon's, and to Him alone you shall all be gathered. This is probably you know, there's different subjects in the Quran. Right, these ayat and this example, is a really remarkable curriculum on leaving Islam, and the diagnosis, the prognosis for why somebody leaves Islam and what happens to them and how somebody leaves Islam externally versus also internally and what goes on with them and what goes on around with their families and how they should respond. May Allah azza wa jal protect us and our families and our loved ones. And may Allah azza wa jal allow those who have gone astray

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