Striking Examples From The Quran #16 Stray Cattle

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The speakers emphasize the importance of creating a culture of openness and transparency in Arabic, as it is essential for shaping behavior and misunderstandings of "hasn't seen" and "hasn't seen reality" in the afterlife of the Bible. They use the examples of The Greatest Woman in the series, The Good Shepherd, and The Greatest Woman to explain the transformation of women in the modern age and how it has changed the way women respond to women in the modern age. The speakers emphasize the need for long term thinking and a systematic change in one's mind to achieve success.

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Once again, everybody.

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Today, I am number 179

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of

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where Allah will give us yet another very

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powerful image.

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There's a lot to unpack here,

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and there are some discussions in this aya

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that

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I'm going to kind of give you a

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quick glossary overview of, because I think for

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Muslims

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these discussions are important to have. I'll be

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candid with you about the difference

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of opinion.

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I probably stand in the minority opinion

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camp myself on this, so I'll elaborate my

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position. I think it's a part of, intellectual

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honesty

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that if I have an opinion on something

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or I'm convinced of something within my study

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of the Quran,

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but that doesn't seem to be a good

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majority of scholars or interpreters, etcetera,

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then I should be candid with you about

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that and say, hey. I've I've I've seen

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their their argument. Here's why I don't find

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it convincing. Here's my position.

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You need to make up your own minds.

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I'm not trying to tell you to subscribe

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to one view or the other,

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and but but there should be an openness

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and an and a transparency when it comes

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to certain positions. I'm not saying that the

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position I'm about to share isn't shared by

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anybody, but it's not in in

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good

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number. The the position has to do with

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the opening statement in the saiyan. Allah says

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that we we created and in the word

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there's a direct meaning of creating, but because

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it's used for

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the creation of crop,

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so there's a there's a kind of a

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in the word, an implication in the word

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of spreading out, but that's not the linguistic

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meaning of the word. It kind of assumes

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that secondary, you know,

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added meaning to the word. So we created

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for Jahannam,

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and we created and spread out, now this

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is the translation that's conventional understanding,

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for jahannam,

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many, many out of the jinn and the

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human beings. Now that statement sounds like Allah

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created a lot of human beings for one

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purpose, and what's that?

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Jahannam. And he created a lot of jinns

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for the purpose of jahanam.

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And that statement is in one way or

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the other supported by

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a good number of tafasir

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when they come to this ayah that somehow

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Allah designed certain people and their entire function

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in existence was actually

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to end up in Jahannam.

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This is called when you say for,

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in English, I say if I say I

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I did this for this purpose,

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right, I said I did this for this

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purpose,

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Then the for is telling you the the

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reasoning behind something.

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Right? For example, I cooked

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for you

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or I cooked for dinner,

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so for the purpose of dinner.

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Right? So the per the the word for

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illustrates purpose. That's called

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or illa in Arabic. Right?

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But there's another there are other meanings of

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the word laam. It's not just for as

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in illa. It can serve other functions. And

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one of the functions it can have is,

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outcome.

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Outcome. So for example and this is this

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could sound sarcastic.

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You have some you know, some of you

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have children that are older now that you're

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going to university. Right? They're and you're paying

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their tuitions. You're paying their college fees.

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And you pay their college fees and they're

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missing all their classes and they're failing all

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their classes and they're taking all the, you

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know, all that free time and they're hanging

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out with their friends and doing all kinds

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of stupid things. And you find out at

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the end of

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the semester,

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Right? And you get a notice in the

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mail,

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we miss your son. He hasn't showed up

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at the university,

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etcetera, etcetera.

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Right? Is everything okay? Or you get this

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notice

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and then your son comes home

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and you're like, this is why I paid

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your fee. For this reason, I paid your

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fee.

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For you to go to the restaurant,

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for you to go to this place, for

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you to go play football. This is why

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I paid all these tuitions. This is why

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I go to work. I go to work

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for you to go play around.

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Now you said 4,

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and

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if the son is really stupid, he says,

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Really? That's why you did it?

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You could've just given me the money.

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That statement,

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to put it in a nicer English word,

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that's lament.

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Meaning, I did all of this,

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and I did it for this,

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for this tragedy, that would be kind of

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a meaning.

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It's similar to an incident in,

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the the the life of Musa alaihi salam.

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Musa alaihi salam was crossing the water.

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Is behind him. The water has opened up.

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He's crossing the water. As he's crossing the

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water, he's got women, children, old people.

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You know, they're they're all getting through and

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the thing is

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is not coming after an army. He's coming

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after unarmed civilians and babies and moms and

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old people. He wants to commit genocide.

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That's what Fir'aun wants to do. And including

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the Prophet of Allah, after seeing all of

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the 9 signs, after seeing all of that,

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he still got murderous intent and he's gathered

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all of his armies and he wants to,

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you know,

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so he wants to come at them one

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once and for all and end this problem,

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you know, kill the vermin, basically.

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And

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Musa Alaihi Salam turns to Allah and says,

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you know,

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You you gave these people, these descendants of

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the pharaohs,

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one king after another after another. They have

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this entire lineage. Right? Because this is a

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dynasty for 1000 of years, centuries and centuries.

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You gave them such beauty. You gave them

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all kinds of wealth.

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So they could misguide other people from your

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path.

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Now, one way to read that is, You

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Allah, You made them really wealthy and You

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made them really powerful because Your purpose You

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Allah was so that they could serve the

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job of misguiding other people.

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But that's not how I would read it.

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I would read that Islam Al Akhiba, look

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at what you gave them, look at what

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they could have done with that for the

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world,

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and how how grateful they could have been,

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and look at what they ended up doing

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instead.

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That would be the kind

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of reading.

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And that's the kind of reading I read

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here. It's a lament from Allah. Allah has

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created such remarkable creation, the human being. Allah

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says

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except for the ones Allah shows, Your rub

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shows rahma to, and that is for that

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purpose, meaning the purpose of rahma is why

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he made them.

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If I the reason I have a harder

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time accepting the alternative explanation that some people

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were created for hell to begin with,

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the reason I don't find that a convincing

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explanation,

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is then

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everything else in Islam stops making sense,

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at least to me.

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It's very difficult for it to make sense

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with accept accepting that explanation. Why? Because from

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the very beginning,

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the whole story with Adam

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happens, Iblis disobeys,

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and Allah shows the children of Adam are

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all there, we're all there in Suratul Araf,

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and you know Allah shows us,

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Jannah and Jahannam essentially, and then He says,

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you know, so

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He turns to Iblis and says, whoever follows

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you among them,

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who's the them?

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All of us. We're we're witness to this

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entire drama. And so he says, whoever of

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you whoever of them follows you,

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he says,

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I will fill hell with all of you.

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If what happens?

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If you follow him, he didn't say at

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that time, by the way, some of you

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were just created for that barbecue.

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It's just a matter of time. He said,

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no. If whoever of them follows you,

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whoever of them follows And then even the

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words in the Quran describing the Quran.

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A guidance for people.

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Or the Dua of Ibrahim

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People should come here from all corners of

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the world.

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He didn't say only people that are not

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meant for Jahannam.

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He meant people.

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Hadha Bayanul Lin Nasi This is a clarification

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for all people.

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You know, No, no, it's not like that.

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We sent you as a rahma for all

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nations and all peoples, Rasool is told, Except

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for people that are supposed to just burn

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in hell, they were just made for you

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know, they were fuel for the fire anyway.

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No. No. No. They chose that path. What's

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further,

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you know, pushing me in that direction, even

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textually localize

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to this area, meaning in this particular ayah.

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If you go just a couple of ayats

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before, Allah says,

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you know the the example we gave we

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talked about yesterday with the dog panting?

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The very next ayah is what a terrible

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example that would that is. Allah himself says,

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what a terrible example that is.

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The nation that calls Allah's ayat a lie.

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And they're doing wrong to them

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their their very selves.

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One of the explanations

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some scholars offered

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for this on the other camp, the camp

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where some people are made for Jandam,

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in that camp. One of the explanations offered

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was that,

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well, you know, we all have the desire

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to do bad and to do good.

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We have and the nafs, we have

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So we have the impulse. You you wanna

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look at something that's desirable and you don't

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wanna put your eyes down. There's an impulse

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that's inside you.

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There's an anger that's inside you and you

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wanna, you know, you get angry, you wanna

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slap someone across the face or punch somebody

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in the nose or whatever.

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There's there's an emotion that comes and that

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emotion is not under your control. If somebody

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says something to

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to to make you angry, it's not like

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you have so much iman that all of

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a sudden you don't feel anger. You'll feel

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anger. You'll still feel anger. You'll still feel

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temptation. You'll still feel an urge. You'll still

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feel

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all and you'll still feel pride, you'll still

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feel some sense of comparison.

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You can't just say, oh, I'm a Muslim

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now. I don't have Hasid anymore. Good luck.

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No. That's not true. You have hasad all

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the time. You have hasad of the guy

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that's 3 3 cars ahead of you in

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the traffic signal

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who got out who got out and you

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got the red. You're like,

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You know, it's a mini hasad, but it

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hasad.

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You know, it's a capital lowercase

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Right? But it's there. You have your emotions,

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you can't control them.

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Then he says, okay. So you have these

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emotions,

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right, and then you have the power to

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control these emotions.

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Right? So you've got this fire and then

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you've got the fire extinguisher.

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You've got both inside you. Right? And for

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some people,

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Allah just made their extinguisher weaker,

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and some people, Allah made their extinguisher

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stronger. So for the people who Allah made

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that extinguisher weaker,

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when they get really angry, they're not able

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to help it, they'll throw a punch.

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They'll break a wall. They'll push their mom

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when they're a teenager and walk out of

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the house, or they'll beat up their wife,

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or some you know, because, you know, because

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their extinguisher is smaller. They don't have the

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kind of brakes that other people have. And

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I personally, with all due respect, do not

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accept that explanation.

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I believe that every human being has an

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ability

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to contain themselves.

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The Quran is saying, whoever would fear the

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rub and would stop themselves from their feeling.

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So the impulse that comes, Allah has actually

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given us the ability

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to put a stop to it. However, there's

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something even more.

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There's something even on top of that.

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And what is to me, on top of

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that is divine intervention. Allah gave us something

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called the Ruuh,

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which is a divine light from Allah. It's

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a Burhan from Allah. That in the end,

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above it all, if the anger is what

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if the what if the fire and the

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extinguisher are equal in power?

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What happens now? Who's going to win? And

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then at the end of it all, there's

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something Allah has given us that overwhelmingly pushes

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us in the direction of the light

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towards

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right and that is the the of Allah

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that Allah put inside every human being. That's

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a miraculous gift Allah gave us,

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you know, which

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at the end of it all, that is

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what separates us more than anything else from

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all the other species.

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We have an ability to do good in

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the most difficult circumstances.

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Somebody could be be be tortured and beat

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to leave the religion

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and every cell in their body is saying,

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Just do shirk. It's easier, man. Go back

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to your family. Life will be good again.

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And he won't do it. Something inside him

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is so powerful

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that even in the face of all of

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the, you know, all of the incentives to

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go in the wrong direction, he won't do

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it. He won't do it.

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So Allah is so this is my reading,

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again, not majority,

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of this ayah, that we ended up creating

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so many from the human beings and the

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jinn for the tragedy of them ending up

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in Jahannam. I'm adding tragedy in parentheses because

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I'm using,

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That they ended all for them to end

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up in hellfire.

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And and and now Allah is describing

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you know what? Like, I was giving you

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the college kid example. I paid your fee,

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I went to the job, I got you

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this, I even got you a car, I,

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you know, got you a bus card, I

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got you this, I got you money for

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lunch, I got so I did all and

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then you do this?

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This is what you do?

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We even moved from our old home to

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a more expensive area to pay more rent

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so we could be closer to your university,

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to get you to tuition.

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All these things you did, why why

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The more gifts that you've been given,

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the more you

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owe.

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And the more the more sad, the more

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disappointing it is that you didn't live up

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to the gifts that you were given. Isn't

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it? So now Allah will mention the gifts

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that they were given.

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Now we're not talking about the college kid

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and the crazy example. Some of you did

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that and already got yelled at by your

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parents. You're like, how who told him? Why

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is he talking about my family situation?

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Yeah. Your dad talked to me. He didn't.

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But I got you for a second.

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1 young man was like,

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They have hearts

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that they don't think deeply with.

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They don't they have hearts that they don't

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think with.

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They have eyes that they don't see with.

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And they have ears that they don't listen

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with

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they are like cattle

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They're even far more lost

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than cattle.

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They're even more

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wasted than cattle. Is being lost.

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Is also being wasted.

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They're far more lost than cattle. They're even

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more of a waste than cattle.

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Those are the people that are ultimately unaware,

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heedless,

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clueless.

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Now

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let's try to unpack what's going on here.

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So the first thing, let's get that out

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of the way. A lot of times students

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come up to me with that. I have

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a question. I'm a student of science, and

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in science,

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the heart doesn't do any thinking and the

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Quran says that

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the hearts, they don't think with them. Obviously,

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we don't think with the hearts.

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So that's why I'm not praying anymore because

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of this ayah.

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Okay. This is what you all sound like

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to me when you ask a dumb question.

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So

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let's talk about that.

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No. I sound like that because I used

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to sound like that in college. Anyway, so

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in

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the the Quran is not a book of

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science.

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The Quran

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is revelation from Allah speaking in natural language,

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in the language of the people.

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People don't speak in scientific language.

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People don't say pass me the hydrogen dioxide.

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Right, so that it can the the the

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liquid may pass through my larynx and go

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through nobody just give me water. I'm thirsty.

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You don't speak in science. You speak in

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human normal language.

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Your grandma doesn't say, you know, your this

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this baby, you know, for example, this baby,

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when I see him there are certain, you

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know, hormones and certain

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neurons that fire in my brain causing me

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to stimulate endorphins that cause me to she

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says,

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he brings joy to my heart.

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Nobody speaks in science. We speak we speak

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in normal language.

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Right?

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When and we we speak in unscientific language

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all the time, and it's a normal part

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of life. When somebody says, man, you broke

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my heart.

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She broke my heart, man.

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Did she?

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I think we should get a scan.

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How do you that's pretty how did what

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kind of punch was this? And how are

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you alive

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if she broke your heart?

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And then grandma says, oh, my grandchildren, they've

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stolen my heart.

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Is there a replacement surgery that happened?

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Nobody has a problem

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in speaking unscientific

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language all the time because it is a

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part of the human condition. We don't speak

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literally all the time.

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In fact, most of the time, we don't.

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I love the sunset on the beach. Well,

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the sun didn't set in the I love

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as the sun is sinking into the ocean.

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Actually, the sun's not sinking into the ocean

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at all?

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That's scientifically

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inaccurate.

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Just slap that kid and just enjoy the

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sun sinking into the ocean.

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Okay? Because that's

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that's not the language of science.

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Now the thing is,

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having said that,

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there is something more going on here.

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The Quran is describing 2 realities. We all

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know that. There's a seen reality, and there's

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an unseen reality. Isn't it? It started with

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an acknowledgment that we believe in an unseen

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reality.

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In that unseen reality, there are angels. In

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that unseen reality, there is the afterlife. In

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that unseen reality, there are jinn. In that

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unseen reality, there's rizq coming from the sky.

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There's an entire unseen reality

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in which there's a record, there's a book

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that's being filled with my deeds, my works

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every day.

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And it's being populated more and more and

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more.

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There's there are souls that are traveling every

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night out of their bodies

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in that unseen world and then coming back

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in the unseen world. There are people that

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are going into their graves, we think they're

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going down, but they're actually going up.

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And that's happening in the unseen world.

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So there's so much going on and in

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the in the seen world, there are people

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that are shohada and in the unseen world

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No. In fact, they're alive right now being

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provided for by their Rabb. There is an

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unseen reality that the Quran is constantly describing

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and the fact that it is unseen doesn't

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make it unreal.

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It's real.

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And then there's

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a seen part of me, my body,

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and there's an unseen part of me, my.

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Right? Now let's take that further.

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There's a seen heart,

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and there's also an unseen heart inside me.

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There's

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a seen

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eye seeing eyes,

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the material eyes. There's also spiritual eyes, the

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unseen eyes.

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There's a seen, there's a visual, there's a

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you could do an auditory test on your

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hearing.

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That's the that's the hearing that belongs to

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the seen world, the material world. And there's

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a spiritual hearing

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that belongs to the unseen world. Even within

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the capabilities

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Allah has given me, these faculties Allah has

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given me, they have a seen reality, a

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material reality,

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and a spiritual reality. And the Quran is

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commenting on which one?

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The spiritual reality. And what do we turn

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these conversations into?

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The material reality and say, ah, the Quran

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is not talking about bio my biology class.

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Therefore I'm not impressed.

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Because

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we are now in an age of

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I even call it scientism,

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almost the worship of the material reality,

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the worship of material so that the immaterial

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or the or the amaterial, the the supernatural

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or I I wouldn't call it supernatural. It's

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the metaphysical, not the physical, the metaphysical, is

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irrelevant.

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What's crazy to me is, especially now with

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quantum physics and the way physics has moved

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forward

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in the last century,

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Physicists understand

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the unseen

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as a greater reality than the seen.

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Talk to any it doesn't matter if a

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physicist is, is,

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you know, a believer in the unseen or

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not or in our concept of the unseen

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or not.

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Speak with them. Science itself has now understood

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its own limits and understands that there is

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something much greater. There are dimensions beyond our

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perception,

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multiple layers and layers and layers of those

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dimensions,

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and we are simply a very small piece

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of a much larger puzzle.

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That's what scientists are talking about now.

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I'm no scientist, but when I

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in study of another Surah, when I was

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looking into the subject matter, it's remarkable. Many

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scientists actually who were

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hard materialists

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when quantum physics emerged first in the 1st

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20, 30 years. Many Maybe you don't know

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this. Many scientists went into deep depression,

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because they they the the universe that they

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were studying that was eternal, firm,

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locked in place, all of a sudden quantum

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physics came and said, well, you know, it

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can turn into energy, and then turn into

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nothing, and then

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really? Then it's that it's all nothing.

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None of this is anything.

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And then they started writing depressing poetry. Scientists

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in Europe, in America, writing depressing poetry

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after discovering

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the the the, you know, the developments in

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quantum this has happened within the last 100

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years.

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So now And there's some other interesting things.

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There are some people I've met

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that are working Muslims working in the field

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of neuroscience

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and cardiology,

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and some interesting developments are being now discovered,

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which it's I think it's cool additions to

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what Allah has said, I I don't think

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it depends on it, and that is that

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now they're discovering that the heart actually has

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an independent

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system

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from the brain, and in fact, in some

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cases, the heart sending messages to the brain.

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So,

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it's pretty cool stuff.

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And I'm I'm I'm I don't have the

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brains for it to study that that that

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scientific journals, but eventually, I'll probably sit with

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some of these researchers and do interviews with

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them about what a lie is saying and

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what they're finding in their in their research.

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But regardless, even if we never had that

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research,

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the point being made, the fundamental point being

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made is there is an unseen dimension to

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my heart, and there's a seen dimension to

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my heart. Didn't Allah say their hearts became

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hard like stone?

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Right? If you did surgery of the kafir

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whose heart became like stone according to the

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Quran, if you opened up Abu Lahab's heart,

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you would not find a rock, I can

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guarantee you.

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It would be squishy and soft

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because that what you opened up is the

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material heart,

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and what Allah is commenting on is the

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spiritual heart. Now what's the difference between them?

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The difference is your ability to perceive

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the unseen,

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that's the point. The ability to see

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that's the difference. So let's figure out how.

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Let's say somebody is looking at a tree

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and I was giving you this example yesterday.

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They've studied botany. They've studied plants. They know

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everything about this tree. They know its genome.

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They know its specific kind of variation.

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They know how old it is, how healthy

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it is. They could tell you all these

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things about that tree,

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but they see nothing in that tree that

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points them to something greater.

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Nothing.

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And then there's somebody whose heart

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because they're looking at it with their brain.

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That person was looking at it with their

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brain. But then there's somebody

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who's looking at that same tree, even though

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they're looking at it with their brain too,

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they're also looking at it with

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their heart, and then they see,

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why is that tree here?

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It provides such beautiful shade.

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Who put that tree in place?

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How could a seed that has no life

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just burst open and turn into a gigantic

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tree that has life,

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and then that tree continued to produce fruits

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that benefit.

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And even within them, there are seeds that

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produce even more life,

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And somehow, I'm the beneficiary of all of

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it, me and my animals.

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How's

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somebody's doing this for me. This is this

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is too this is too well orchids because

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I did all I did was put a

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seed in the ground. I didn't do anything

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else. I just put some water on it.

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I didn't engineer the way it's gonna pop

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open. I didn't engineer the way it's gonna

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mature. I didn't engineer the materials that you

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needed, the construction material needed for its for

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its roots to spread. I didn't do any

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of that. All of that, it engineered itself?

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There's Now he's looking at it with his

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heart,

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and he's trying to find the answer to

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that question.

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The question, where's where's life coming from?

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How is it coming?

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They have hearts, but they refuse to think

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with them deeply,

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to understand with them deeply.

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Is alfamal aweek.

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In Arabic is deep understanding. They wanna get

00:27:15--> 00:27:16

to the depth of something.

00:27:17--> 00:27:19

Allah is describing that every human being is

00:27:19--> 00:27:21

capable of deep thinking. I'm glad Jawadhi brought

00:27:21--> 00:27:22

it up to me today.

00:27:23--> 00:27:24

There's a there's a book. I haven't read

00:27:24--> 00:27:26

it, but he gave me the synopsis. That's

00:27:26--> 00:27:28

why I have smart people around me.

00:27:29--> 00:27:31

Thinking fast and thinking slow.

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Every day we think we think fast. Every

00:27:35--> 00:27:35

day.

00:27:36--> 00:27:37

You get up and you brush your teeth,

00:27:38--> 00:27:39

you are not thinking about it, or you

00:27:39--> 00:27:42

barely, like, a split second thought you brush

00:27:42--> 00:27:44

your teeth. You get in the car. You

00:27:44--> 00:27:45

you get dressed for work. You, you know,

00:27:45--> 00:27:47

put your socks on, or you open your

00:27:47--> 00:27:49

fast, or you, you know, you took your

00:27:49--> 00:27:51

shoes off when you got to the these

00:27:51--> 00:27:51

are

00:27:53--> 00:27:54

all thinking fast.

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But what the

00:27:57--> 00:27:59

you know, the biggest mistakes in our life

00:27:59--> 00:28:01

all of us have made mistakes in our

00:28:01--> 00:28:02

life, all of them were because we were

00:28:02--> 00:28:03

thinking fast.

00:28:04--> 00:28:06

That same mistake, if you just slowed down

00:28:06--> 00:28:07

and said, let me think about the consequences

00:28:07--> 00:28:08

of what I'm about to do.

00:28:09--> 00:28:10

Should I really be doing this?

00:28:11--> 00:28:13

Is this good for me? Is this going

00:28:13--> 00:28:14

to hurt me? Is this going to hurt

00:28:14--> 00:28:14

others?

00:28:15--> 00:28:16

Is this better for me in the long

00:28:16--> 00:28:17

run?

00:28:17--> 00:28:20

If I was really thinking about this clearly

00:28:21--> 00:28:22

and not in the heat of the moment,

00:28:22--> 00:28:23

would I be doing this?

00:28:24--> 00:28:25

That would be thinking,

00:28:27--> 00:28:29

slow. Slow down and think through something.

00:28:30--> 00:28:32

Most of our mistakes happen because we think

00:28:32--> 00:28:34

fast and we don't think, so it's interesting

00:28:34--> 00:28:34

Allah

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says

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You love quick, Allah says. You all love

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quick, and you love you you put off

00:28:43--> 00:28:45

the later, you put off the afterlife.

00:28:46--> 00:28:48

So we have this impulsive kind of thinking.

00:28:48--> 00:28:50

This is the kind of thinking that

00:28:51--> 00:28:53

marketers understand really well in the world of

00:28:53--> 00:28:54

marketing. I know a lot of young people

00:28:54--> 00:28:56

are really going in the in the direction

00:28:56--> 00:28:59

of marketing and social media marketing and analytics.

00:28:59--> 00:29:01

And, you know, eventually with AI and other

00:29:01--> 00:29:03

things, they're gonna be studying the way our

00:29:03--> 00:29:05

pupils dilate when we look into our webcams

00:29:05--> 00:29:07

to see which which images are working better

00:29:08--> 00:29:09

and, you know, how quickly,

00:29:10--> 00:29:13

the the eye to scroll responses. They're gonna

00:29:13--> 00:29:15

study that. They're gonna track that stuff. Right?

00:29:15--> 00:29:17

Because they wanna track human behavior as much

00:29:17--> 00:29:19

as possible to to capture your attention as

00:29:19--> 00:29:21

much as possible. Right? But I'll I'll tell

00:29:21--> 00:29:23

you back in the day, the ancient world

00:29:23--> 00:29:25

of marketing, when I was studying marketing,

00:29:25--> 00:29:27

you know, in in the days of, carts

00:29:27--> 00:29:28

and horses,

00:29:29--> 00:29:31

we used to study grocery stores.

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And in grocery stores, you'll notice that most

00:29:35--> 00:29:37

people come in for breads, milk, and eggs.

00:29:38--> 00:29:40

Bread, milk, and eggs. So you would think

00:29:40--> 00:29:41

because they come for bread milk and eggs,

00:29:41--> 00:29:42

you should put it where?

00:29:43--> 00:29:44

Right next to the door.

00:29:45--> 00:29:46

Hey. Got it? Go.

00:29:47--> 00:29:48

Where did they put bread milk and eggs?

00:29:50--> 00:29:53

They put it in the farthest corner of

00:29:53--> 00:29:54

the store possible.

00:29:55--> 00:29:57

And you have to literally which way is

00:29:57--> 00:29:58

the bread milk and eggs?

00:29:58--> 00:30:00

Oh, you have to go here, here, here.

00:30:00--> 00:30:02

You have to go through the chips and

00:30:02--> 00:30:04

the the the the no. Sorry. Crisps. I

00:30:04--> 00:30:04

apologize.

00:30:05--> 00:30:05

Crisps,

00:30:06--> 00:30:06

the fizzies.

00:30:08--> 00:30:10

You have to go through the ice creams,

00:30:10--> 00:30:11

you have to go through the

00:30:11--> 00:30:13

all the stupid stuff,

00:30:14--> 00:30:16

but all that's because you know, bread, milk,

00:30:16--> 00:30:19

eggs, you bread is gonna take time. You're

00:30:19--> 00:30:20

gonna put it in toaster, then you're gonna

00:30:20--> 00:30:22

eggs you're gonna have to boil, and

00:30:23--> 00:30:24

that's work.

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But the donut and the chocolate and the

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you don't gotta wait for nothing.

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You just

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immediate.

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And what they'll do then is they'll take

00:30:35--> 00:30:37

the some of the kids' toys, even though

00:30:37--> 00:30:39

it's not a toy store. Grocery stores will

00:30:39--> 00:30:40

put kids' toys

00:30:41--> 00:30:42

at the cashier's aisle

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because you're gonna be in line at the

00:30:44--> 00:30:45

cashier's aisle, and your kid's gonna be with

00:30:45--> 00:30:47

you, and the kid's gonna be like, and

00:30:49--> 00:30:50

they know.

00:30:51--> 00:30:53

And you you'll you'll do anything to make

00:30:53--> 00:30:54

your kids stop

00:30:54--> 00:30:57

doing the drama that they're doing, so they

00:30:57--> 00:30:58

will hold your kids' emotions

00:30:58--> 00:31:01

over you, and in that hostage situation, you

00:31:01--> 00:31:01

will buy

00:31:02--> 00:31:03

that stuff.

00:31:03--> 00:31:04

Because you're thinking what?

00:31:05--> 00:31:06

Slow.

00:31:06--> 00:31:09

That's so so thinking because or thinking fast

00:31:09--> 00:31:10

rather. This is impulsive buying.

00:31:11--> 00:31:13

And they depend on impulsive buying. So many

00:31:13--> 00:31:15

sales are driven by impulsive buying.

00:31:18--> 00:31:20

Right? When you're conditioned that way, you don't

00:31:20--> 00:31:21

think about bigger things.

00:31:22--> 00:31:23

But let's step back from this. I've talked

00:31:23--> 00:31:24

about some of these things in other talks,

00:31:24--> 00:31:26

but I wanna talk about some additional dimensions

00:31:26--> 00:31:28

of this that I've not spoken about before.

00:31:29--> 00:31:30

As believers,

00:31:30--> 00:31:33

as believers, this ayah is about those who

00:31:33--> 00:31:34

don't believe that, you know, they end up

00:31:34--> 00:31:36

in jahannam anyway, but the tragedy

00:31:37--> 00:31:39

is something that even a believer can experience.

00:31:39--> 00:31:40

And how is that?

00:31:41--> 00:31:42

Allah can give you awareness.

00:31:43--> 00:31:45

Allah can make you aware of his deen,

00:31:45--> 00:31:47

of the reality of the unseen,

00:31:47--> 00:31:49

of the truth of judgment day,

00:31:49--> 00:31:51

of the power of his words, of the

00:31:51--> 00:31:54

wisdom, the the endless treasures of wisdom that

00:31:54--> 00:31:56

are inside this book that just they change

00:31:56--> 00:31:58

your perspective, man. They just nothing

00:31:59--> 00:32:01

nothing seems small anymore. Nothing is petty.

00:32:02--> 00:32:04

If you've been keeping up with the parables

00:32:04--> 00:32:06

that we're going through, your purse your worldview

00:32:06--> 00:32:06

is

00:32:07--> 00:32:07

morphing.

00:32:08--> 00:32:10

If you're if you're thinking about this all

00:32:10--> 00:32:13

day, if you're spending some hours just thinking

00:32:13--> 00:32:14

about this, then the way you see your

00:32:14--> 00:32:15

world

00:32:15--> 00:32:18

has changed. Your your horizons have gotten bigger.

00:32:19--> 00:32:20

They've expanded.

00:32:21--> 00:32:22

But then

00:32:22--> 00:32:24

this is not something that stays on autopilot

00:32:25--> 00:32:27

because that was slow thinking. You had to

00:32:27--> 00:32:29

stop and contemplate.

00:32:29--> 00:32:32

You had to stop and think about it,

00:32:32--> 00:32:34

But the world functions on fast thinking,

00:32:35--> 00:32:37

so you go back in this world of

00:32:37--> 00:32:39

quick, quick, quick, quick, quick, and slowly that

00:32:39--> 00:32:42

horizon that opened up because of contemplating Allah's

00:32:42--> 00:32:44

words, that horizon starts getting smaller again.

00:32:45--> 00:32:46

And even though

00:32:47--> 00:32:50

functionally you're still a believer, you're still praying,

00:32:50--> 00:32:52

you're fasting, you're going through the motions,

00:32:53--> 00:32:55

the world that was becoming so big in

00:32:55--> 00:32:58

front of you started becoming small and myopic

00:32:58--> 00:33:01

again, and you have the heart still, but

00:33:01--> 00:33:03

you you go through the motion of the

00:33:03--> 00:33:05

prayer, but nothing really was felt. And you're

00:33:05--> 00:33:07

reciting the Quran, but nothing really was felt.

00:33:12--> 00:33:13

They have eyes, they don't just they don't

00:33:13--> 00:33:15

they can't see with it. Can you imagine

00:33:15--> 00:33:18

the tragedy the the extreme tragedies in Mecca?

00:33:19--> 00:33:20

There are people who can see

00:33:21--> 00:33:22

with their own

00:33:22--> 00:33:23

eyes

00:33:23--> 00:33:24

and they just see a man.

00:33:25--> 00:33:27

They just see someone who's insane.

00:33:27--> 00:33:29

They see someone who's who's causing a problem

00:33:29--> 00:33:30

for their business.

00:33:31--> 00:33:31

They see someone

00:33:32--> 00:33:34

who drove their son into madness by making

00:33:34--> 00:33:35

them Muslim.

00:33:35--> 00:33:37

They see someone who's a problem for their

00:33:37--> 00:33:38

tribal,

00:33:38--> 00:33:39

hierarchy.

00:33:39--> 00:33:40

That's all they see.

00:33:40--> 00:33:42

He moves to Medina. The some of the

00:33:42--> 00:33:44

rabbis see him, and they see someone who's

00:33:44--> 00:33:46

taking away their the attention that was coming

00:33:46--> 00:33:47

towards them.

00:33:47--> 00:33:49

They used to give their, you know, their

00:33:49--> 00:33:50

their sermon. The rabbi used to give their

00:33:50--> 00:33:52

sermon and everybody used to gather, and

00:33:53--> 00:33:54

now speaks and everybody gathers, he's like, he's

00:33:54--> 00:33:56

taking my crowd. What is this?

00:33:57--> 00:33:58

You know?

00:33:58--> 00:34:00

I gotta make some, I gotta make some

00:34:00--> 00:34:02

post some videos to expose what he really

00:34:02--> 00:34:03

is and,

00:34:03--> 00:34:04

you know,

00:34:05--> 00:34:07

I gotta do some defamation or, you know,

00:34:07--> 00:34:09

refutations of Muhammad. So

00:34:09--> 00:34:11

I said, we gotta make some anti Muhammad

00:34:11--> 00:34:13

content because otherwise, this is gonna take all

00:34:13--> 00:34:15

the the whole market share.

00:34:15--> 00:34:17

That's what they're thinking. They they they see

00:34:17--> 00:34:18

the rasul of Allah

00:34:19--> 00:34:21

They hear the word of Allah. They hear

00:34:21--> 00:34:22

the word of Allah, and all they hear

00:34:22--> 00:34:24

is a problem. How do we respond to

00:34:24--> 00:34:24

that?

00:34:25--> 00:34:26

How do we challenge that?

00:34:27--> 00:34:28

How do we not get people to listen

00:34:28--> 00:34:30

to that? That's all they hear.

00:34:30--> 00:34:31

Isn't that tragic?

00:34:37--> 00:34:39

And the it's actually it's as if Allah

00:34:39--> 00:34:42

started with the hearts then he goes to

00:34:42--> 00:34:42

the eyes.

00:34:43--> 00:34:45

Right? And the hearts is the the comprehensive.

00:34:46--> 00:34:47

Then he goes to the eyes, but then

00:34:47--> 00:34:49

he comes to what I feel is the

00:34:49--> 00:34:51

greatest tragedy of all. They have ears and

00:34:51--> 00:34:52

they don't listen with them. And why do

00:34:52--> 00:34:53

I think that's the greatest tragedy? Because it's

00:34:53--> 00:34:55

the key to the whole thing.

00:34:56--> 00:34:58

The hearing is the key to revelation.

00:34:58--> 00:34:59

The

00:35:00--> 00:35:02

can no longer be seen, but the Quran

00:35:02--> 00:35:04

he was given can still be heard.

00:35:04--> 00:35:07

Right? The the the the miracle of Allah,

00:35:07--> 00:35:09

the lasting miracle of Allah

00:35:09--> 00:35:11

is something that was meant to be heard.

00:35:11--> 00:35:13

And so you'll you'll have people that have

00:35:13--> 00:35:15

ears, but they can't hear with them. They

00:35:15--> 00:35:16

hear sounds, but they don't hear what Allah

00:35:16--> 00:35:17

is actually saying.

00:35:18--> 00:35:20

They don't hear something that penetrates into the

00:35:20--> 00:35:20

heart.

00:35:21--> 00:35:22

There's nothing. Nothing happens.

00:35:26--> 00:35:29

This idea of you're hearing it, but you're

00:35:29--> 00:35:31

not really hearing it. You're seeing, but you're

00:35:31--> 00:35:31

not really seeing.

00:35:33--> 00:35:35

You're you're thinking, but you're thinking from here,

00:35:35--> 00:35:36

but you you

00:35:37--> 00:35:38

lock this up. You can't think from here

00:35:38--> 00:35:39

anymore.

00:35:40--> 00:35:42

The is used very strategically here.

00:35:44--> 00:35:46

As if to say our minds only go

00:35:46--> 00:35:49

so far, and then the heart allows you

00:35:49--> 00:35:50

to reach deep understanding.

00:35:51--> 00:35:51

Deep under

00:35:52--> 00:35:54

comes from the heart, actually.

00:35:56--> 00:35:58

And then he gives the parable.

00:35:58--> 00:36:00

The parable the example is these people are

00:36:00--> 00:36:01

comparable to

00:36:02--> 00:36:03

those people are comparable to

00:36:04--> 00:36:04

cattle.

00:36:06--> 00:36:07

What a

00:36:07--> 00:36:08

cattle?

00:36:09--> 00:36:10

We just saw a dog, right,

00:36:10--> 00:36:11

previously?

00:36:12--> 00:36:14

We've seen rain, we've seen crop, we've seen

00:36:14--> 00:36:15

a dog, we've seen sheep.

00:36:16--> 00:36:18

We've seen a lot of farm imagery, isn't

00:36:18--> 00:36:19

it?

00:36:19--> 00:36:21

It's a lot of farm imagery in this,

00:36:21--> 00:36:22

in the in the Quran.

00:36:23--> 00:36:26

And we're that's a continuation now, the the

00:36:26--> 00:36:28

the image of a cow,

00:36:28--> 00:36:29

the image of a sheep.

00:36:30--> 00:36:32

And if you look at let's let's understand

00:36:32--> 00:36:33

the word first.

00:36:34--> 00:36:36

An in Arabic, which I translate as cattle,

00:36:37--> 00:36:39

comes from the Arabic word.

00:36:40--> 00:36:42

Means softness or gentleness.

00:36:43--> 00:36:44

From the same word, we get nirma,

00:36:45--> 00:36:47

blessing. A blessing is something that brings about

00:36:47--> 00:36:49

softness or gentleness in your life, and that's

00:36:49--> 00:36:52

why it's called nama. Janat and naim are

00:36:52--> 00:36:55

gardens of luxury and comfort and softness and

00:36:55--> 00:36:57

gentleness. The pillows are comfortable. The bedding is

00:36:57--> 00:37:00

comfortable, the company is comfortable. Everything makes you

00:37:00--> 00:37:02

feel more relaxed, and that's why it's janat

00:37:02--> 00:37:03

and na'im.

00:37:03--> 00:37:03

Okay?

00:37:04--> 00:37:05

So the word

00:37:05--> 00:37:07

is because the the the cattle,

00:37:07--> 00:37:09

they move very gently.

00:37:10--> 00:37:12

The cow moves very slowly.

00:37:14--> 00:37:15

Right? The the

00:37:15--> 00:37:17

the lion doesn't move like that. The lion

00:37:17--> 00:37:19

pounces. The cat pounces.

00:37:20--> 00:37:20

The squirrel

00:37:21--> 00:37:22

moves fast.

00:37:22--> 00:37:24

The snake moves quickly,

00:37:24--> 00:37:25

but the cow

00:37:28--> 00:37:29

is just relaxed.

00:37:30--> 00:37:31

You know?

00:37:31--> 00:37:33

Now here's the thing,

00:37:33--> 00:37:35

this was many years ago.

00:37:35--> 00:37:37

I was thinking about this, and I was

00:37:37--> 00:37:40

driving in California one time. And California has

00:37:40--> 00:37:42

in in the in the center of California,

00:37:42--> 00:37:43

there's a lot of farmland.

00:37:43--> 00:37:45

So you'll see on either side of the

00:37:45--> 00:37:46

road, there's a lot of cattle, a lot

00:37:46--> 00:37:48

of, you know, different kinds of animals. Every

00:37:48--> 00:37:49

once in a while,

00:37:49--> 00:37:52

you know, some other, you know, wild animal

00:37:52--> 00:37:54

might pop up, like a fox or something,

00:37:54--> 00:37:56

right, or a deer or some something like

00:37:56--> 00:37:56

that.

00:37:56--> 00:37:58

The thing with those animals is

00:37:58--> 00:38:00

if they hear a horn or they hear

00:38:00--> 00:38:01

something, they

00:38:02--> 00:38:03

move quickly.

00:38:04--> 00:38:06

And sometimes the cows would come very close

00:38:06--> 00:38:07

to the highway.

00:38:07--> 00:38:10

And there's 18 wheeler trucks going a good

00:38:10--> 00:38:11

80 miles an hour.

00:38:13--> 00:38:15

And the cow's eating grass,

00:38:16--> 00:38:17

and the cow

00:38:17--> 00:38:19

continues to eat grass.

00:38:20--> 00:38:22

And it goes by so close that the

00:38:22--> 00:38:23

fur on the cow goes,

00:38:24--> 00:38:25

but the cow still

00:38:28--> 00:38:30

Like, it has no,

00:38:31--> 00:38:32

like, spatial awareness

00:38:33--> 00:38:34

of like, you're

00:38:34--> 00:38:37

2 feet away from becoming a birder.

00:38:38--> 00:38:38

Right?

00:38:40--> 00:38:43

Animals respond quickly, a bird responds quickly,

00:38:44--> 00:38:47

a chicken responds quickly, try to catch 1,

00:38:47--> 00:38:50

You know, a pigeon responds quickly. A fly

00:38:50--> 00:38:52

responds quickly. A snake responds quickly.

00:38:53--> 00:38:56

They have these hyper reflexes, even dogs, actually.

00:38:57--> 00:38:59

The reason dogs are guardians

00:38:59--> 00:39:01

is because they can smell at a distance.

00:39:01--> 00:39:03

They can hear at a distance. They can

00:39:03--> 00:39:05

feel vibrations at a distance immediately

00:39:06--> 00:39:08

while the cows are still like,

00:39:09--> 00:39:12

the dog's doing its thing. It's it's guarding

00:39:12--> 00:39:12

the perimeter.

00:39:13--> 00:39:15

Allah says these people are being compared to

00:39:15--> 00:39:16

what?

00:39:17--> 00:39:17

Cows.

00:39:18--> 00:39:19

Cows.

00:39:20--> 00:39:23

Because cows went through many, many, many, many

00:39:23--> 00:39:25

thousands of years of being domesticated from the

00:39:25--> 00:39:28

wild to the point where they feel completely

00:39:28--> 00:39:30

safe so long as they're inside the perimeter.

00:39:30--> 00:39:33

Nothing can go wrong, and even if something

00:39:33--> 00:39:34

goes wrong, they will walk

00:39:35--> 00:39:36

slowly

00:39:36--> 00:39:37

to safety.

00:39:39--> 00:39:41

That's it. That's all they gotta do.

00:39:42--> 00:39:43

Allah says they're comparable to cattle.

00:39:44--> 00:39:46

They have no sense of the real danger

00:39:46--> 00:39:49

around them. They have no sense of reality

00:39:49--> 00:39:51

around them. All they need to do is

00:39:51--> 00:39:52

eat, poop,

00:39:53--> 00:39:55

get the get the milk taken out of

00:39:55--> 00:39:57

them, and then one day turn into beef.

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That's it.

00:39:59--> 00:40:00

That's it. And by the way, the the

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imagery is also being compared to a previous

00:40:03--> 00:40:04

image where, remember,

00:40:04--> 00:40:07

somebody calls out to animals like sheep and

00:40:07--> 00:40:08

cows, and they respond.

00:40:08--> 00:40:11

Right? So it's building up on that imagery,

00:40:11--> 00:40:13

meaning they do respond, but they don't respond

00:40:13--> 00:40:16

to something thoughtful. They just respond to time

00:40:16--> 00:40:16

to eat,

00:40:18--> 00:40:18

something,

00:40:19--> 00:40:20

and they'll go.

00:40:21--> 00:40:23

Or they'll make another call, and they'll get

00:40:23--> 00:40:24

up. Or it'll be a bell or something,

00:40:24--> 00:40:27

something mindless, and that's what they'll respond to.

00:40:27--> 00:40:29

Allah is describing most people are like these

00:40:29--> 00:40:30

mindless zombies

00:40:31--> 00:40:32

that are just there to eat, sleep.

00:40:33--> 00:40:35

You know, even though I'm a gamer myself,

00:40:35--> 00:40:36

I

00:40:36--> 00:40:39

I like the the analogy of, you know,

00:40:39--> 00:40:40

game addicts.

00:40:40--> 00:40:42

You know, they have this basement in their

00:40:42--> 00:40:43

mom's house.

00:40:43--> 00:40:44

Alright.

00:40:44--> 00:40:46

And the sun goes up and the sun

00:40:46--> 00:40:48

goes down and their, you know, empires rise

00:40:48--> 00:40:49

and fall outside.

00:40:50--> 00:40:51

You know, COVID came and left.

00:40:52--> 00:40:53

Didn't need a mask and never left.

00:40:54--> 00:40:54

You know?

00:40:55--> 00:40:57

Just send me just give me my what's

00:40:57--> 00:40:59

it what's it or something, and let me

00:40:59--> 00:41:00

just, you know,

00:41:00--> 00:41:01

mom, where's my food?

00:41:02--> 00:41:03

You know?

00:41:04--> 00:41:06

They're just they're just they're lost in here.

00:41:06--> 00:41:08

It's always you don't need anything else, or

00:41:08--> 00:41:10

you can just be you're immersed in that

00:41:10--> 00:41:11

world. And what is

00:41:12--> 00:41:14

what is social media and these devices,

00:41:15--> 00:41:15

these

00:41:16--> 00:41:17

blessings and curses

00:41:18--> 00:41:19

that we have now, what are they doing?

00:41:19--> 00:41:21

They're turning us into cattle.

00:41:21--> 00:41:24

We're just consuming. Instead of consuming grass, you're

00:41:24--> 00:41:25

just consuming feeds.

00:41:28--> 00:41:30

Sitting in the same place, not moving around.

00:41:31--> 00:41:32

Some people go to the bathroom. It'll come

00:41:32--> 00:41:34

out for 2 hours. I don't even know

00:41:34--> 00:41:36

what happened. Oh, Ramadan's over?

00:41:42--> 00:41:44

So they have they have these what's the

00:41:44--> 00:41:44

tragedy?

00:41:47--> 00:41:50

Hearts, eyes, ears. These are remarkable

00:41:50--> 00:41:50

faculties

00:41:51--> 00:41:52

that Allah gave.

00:41:53--> 00:41:55

And Allah is saying, I gave you such

00:41:55--> 00:41:56

powerful gifts.

00:41:56--> 00:41:58

You didn't use them, and that's how you

00:41:58--> 00:41:59

ended up in Jahannam.

00:42:00--> 00:42:02

That's how you ended up there.

00:42:10--> 00:42:12

I was thinking about this ayah

00:42:13--> 00:42:13

for myself,

00:42:14--> 00:42:15

from for just myself.

00:42:16--> 00:42:18

And I feel sometimes

00:42:18--> 00:42:20

more and more, that I'm,

00:42:21--> 00:42:22

you know, I have stages of

00:42:23--> 00:42:25

you know, I have an stages

00:42:26--> 00:42:26

for myself.

00:42:27--> 00:42:28

Like, there are

00:42:28--> 00:42:30

I'm I'm studying, and I'm I'm I'm learning,

00:42:31--> 00:42:32

and I'm teaching and all of that,

00:42:34--> 00:42:34

but sometimes

00:42:35--> 00:42:37

it's only in the lecture where I'm mentally

00:42:37--> 00:42:38

engaged

00:42:39--> 00:42:40

with what I'm learning and teaching,

00:42:41--> 00:42:42

what what I'm studying.

00:42:42--> 00:42:44

But other times, and those are the best

00:42:44--> 00:42:45

times,

00:42:45--> 00:42:47

these ayaat are in my head even when

00:42:47--> 00:42:49

I'm walking and doing the groceries,

00:42:49--> 00:42:51

or I'm taking the baby for a walk,

00:42:51--> 00:42:53

or I'm I'm looking at a tree, and

00:42:53--> 00:42:56

I'm I'm experiencing what I'm telling you we

00:42:56--> 00:42:58

should be experiencing. Other times, I'm not experiencing

00:42:58--> 00:42:58

it.

00:42:59--> 00:43:01

Other times, I'm not experiencing it. Other times,

00:43:01--> 00:43:03

they're it's raining. I'm like, oh, it's raining.

00:43:03--> 00:43:05

But sometimes it's raining, and I'm thinking.

00:43:06--> 00:43:06

You

00:43:08--> 00:43:08

know?

00:43:09--> 00:43:09

And

00:43:10--> 00:43:12

when I do stock of my own self,

00:43:12--> 00:43:12

I realize

00:43:13--> 00:43:15

I'm not aware of the Ayat around me

00:43:15--> 00:43:16

long like,

00:43:16--> 00:43:19

majority of the time. Majority of the time,

00:43:19--> 00:43:20

I'm also a cow.

00:43:21--> 00:43:22

I feel like I'm a cow.

00:43:23--> 00:43:27

That's a scary acknowledgement, but it is. It's

00:43:27--> 00:43:28

an important acknowledgement.

00:43:28--> 00:43:29

And

00:43:29--> 00:43:31

to me, this ayah is a wake up

00:43:31--> 00:43:33

call for all of us because Allah is

00:43:33--> 00:43:35

saying and myself included. Allah says,

00:43:36--> 00:43:37

he says,

00:43:38--> 00:43:40

they're even more lost

00:43:40--> 00:43:42

and more of a waste than cattle. This

00:43:42--> 00:43:44

this this part gets me.

00:43:44--> 00:43:45

Okay.

00:43:45--> 00:43:47

Comparing us to cattle was bad enough,

00:43:48--> 00:43:49

but the cattle

00:43:50--> 00:43:53

were made for a purpose. They were made

00:43:53--> 00:43:54

to just eat,

00:43:54--> 00:43:56

and they were made to give milk, and

00:43:56--> 00:43:58

then they were made to become a birder,

00:43:59--> 00:44:00

And that's it.

00:44:00--> 00:44:03

And you know, them being dulled and them

00:44:03--> 00:44:05

just eating and then going back to their

00:44:05--> 00:44:05

shed,

00:44:07--> 00:44:08

they at least fulfill their purpose

00:44:09--> 00:44:11

because that's all they were made for. It's

00:44:11--> 00:44:13

not like we needed cows to design buildings.

00:44:14--> 00:44:16

We didn't need that.

00:44:17--> 00:44:18

But you,

00:44:18--> 00:44:20

you weren't made like the cow.

00:44:21--> 00:44:23

You were made so much better.

00:44:25--> 00:44:26

So you being lost

00:44:27--> 00:44:30

is your Forget being like the cow that

00:44:30--> 00:44:33

at least even at its most basic rudimentary

00:44:33--> 00:44:34

level, it's primitive existence,

00:44:35--> 00:44:36

it fulfills a purpose.

00:44:37--> 00:44:39

You are even worse because you don't even

00:44:39--> 00:44:40

fulfill any purpose.

00:44:42--> 00:44:43

You fulfill no purpose.

00:44:45--> 00:44:46

They're even more lost.

00:44:47--> 00:44:49

There's also an interesting thing about cattle,

00:44:49--> 00:44:52

that even though they don't have deeper thinking,

00:44:52--> 00:44:54

they do respond to a call,

00:44:54--> 00:44:55

don't they?

00:44:56--> 00:44:58

Because the the imagery was the one who

00:44:58--> 00:44:59

calls, they respond.

00:45:02--> 00:45:04

But if you notice the people of Rafla,

00:45:04--> 00:45:06

if you notice previous parables, you notice somebody

00:45:06--> 00:45:08

wandering in the land, and his

00:45:08--> 00:45:11

companions are calling him, and can he respond?

00:45:12--> 00:45:14

No, because he's deaf, he's mute,

00:45:14--> 00:45:17

he's lost, and there's a haba calling him,

00:45:18--> 00:45:20

but you can't hear them, he's just, in

00:45:20--> 00:45:22

his own world, lost. So you're even as

00:45:22--> 00:45:24

dull as the cow is, you're even more

00:45:24--> 00:45:25

dull.

00:45:25--> 00:45:27

You're even more lost in your sensory

00:45:28--> 00:45:30

your understanding of reality. And then Allah says,

00:45:30--> 00:45:31

And by the way,

00:45:33--> 00:45:36

those are the people that are ultimately unaware.

00:45:37--> 00:45:38

This is what ghafla actually is.

00:45:39--> 00:45:40

Now the word ghafla,

00:45:41--> 00:45:42

this is the last thing I'll share with

00:45:42--> 00:45:44

you for today because I told you this

00:45:44--> 00:45:44

passage

00:45:44--> 00:45:45

concluding with 179

00:45:46--> 00:45:47

is actually about.

00:45:49--> 00:45:51

Couple of things about that. The very next

00:45:51--> 00:45:52

aya is about Allah's beautiful names.

00:45:56--> 00:45:57

So beautiful.

00:45:58--> 00:46:00

Because what's the antidote to?

00:46:02--> 00:46:04

Remind yourself of the ultimate reality, and that's

00:46:04--> 00:46:07

Allah. And every one of those names will

00:46:07--> 00:46:10

open up, lift another curtain that was on

00:46:10--> 00:46:11

your eyes.

00:46:11--> 00:46:13

It'll make you less of a cow and

00:46:13--> 00:46:14

more of a human again, and less of

00:46:14--> 00:46:16

a cow and more of a human again.

00:46:16--> 00:46:19

Every one of those names is unveiling the

00:46:19--> 00:46:21

truth for you and for me.

00:46:21--> 00:46:24

Call on him with those names. Hear yourself

00:46:24--> 00:46:26

say those names of Allah.

00:46:26--> 00:46:29

Allah has the most beautiful names. The correlation

00:46:29--> 00:46:32

with what's happening before is actually Allah saying,

00:46:32--> 00:46:34

come back and realize who your is. You'll

00:46:34--> 00:46:35

realize who you are.

00:46:36--> 00:46:37

You'll realize who you are.

00:46:38--> 00:46:39

This reminds me of what Allah says in

00:46:39--> 00:46:40

when

00:46:41--> 00:46:41

he says

00:46:47--> 00:46:49

Don't become like people who forgot Allah.

00:46:49--> 00:46:51

Allah made them forget who they are themselves.

00:46:51--> 00:46:54

I mean, it sounds like they forgot Allah,

00:46:55--> 00:46:56

and they forgot that they're even human.

00:46:57--> 00:47:00

They started living in animal cow existence or

00:47:00--> 00:47:01

worse than cow existence.

00:47:02--> 00:47:03

That's all that was left.

00:47:04--> 00:47:06

There's a couple of dimensions to discuss here

00:47:06--> 00:47:07

on.

00:47:08--> 00:47:10

Think of there's many ways to describe consciousness,

00:47:10--> 00:47:12

but I'm I'm gonna try to give you

00:47:13--> 00:47:15

an understanding of it from a one way

00:47:15--> 00:47:17

of thinking about it from the Quran's perspective.

00:47:17--> 00:47:19

Think of your mind or your your con

00:47:19--> 00:47:22

your awareness in your head like layers in

00:47:22--> 00:47:23

an ocean,

00:47:24--> 00:47:26

and just imagine that there's multiple kinds of

00:47:26--> 00:47:26

density.

00:47:27--> 00:47:29

Right? At the top layer is your quick

00:47:29--> 00:47:31

thinking. Like, if you're walking down the street,

00:47:31--> 00:47:32

you see a bus, you see a store,

00:47:32--> 00:47:34

immediately, you can tell that's a bus, that's

00:47:34--> 00:47:36

a store. You hear sounds that have entered

00:47:36--> 00:47:37

your first layer.

00:47:37--> 00:47:39

You opened up your phone, you saw a

00:47:39--> 00:47:40

text message, immediately you can read it and

00:47:40--> 00:47:42

understand it. It's in your first layer.

00:47:44--> 00:47:45

Now that's

00:47:45--> 00:47:48

because you are dealing with the immediate, you're

00:47:48--> 00:47:50

always thinking about the immediate, and you're filling

00:47:50--> 00:47:51

your head with so much of the immediate,

00:47:51--> 00:47:54

that first layer starts getting flooded, filled.

00:47:55--> 00:47:56

So you don't have as much energy

00:47:57--> 00:47:59

to think 1 layer deeper,

00:48:00--> 00:48:02

to go 1 1 layer deeper. So you're

00:48:02--> 00:48:03

you're stuck at a shallow

00:48:03--> 00:48:05

level of thought. Right?

00:48:06--> 00:48:08

To get any deeper, you gotta stop doing

00:48:08--> 00:48:10

fast thinking. You gotta do

00:48:10--> 00:48:11

slow thinking.

00:48:11--> 00:48:13

You know? Well, my my team was really

00:48:13--> 00:48:15

eager to put together, like,

00:48:16--> 00:48:18

32nd clips of, my lectures.

00:48:18--> 00:48:20

Let's take a joke out and put it

00:48:20--> 00:48:22

on YouTube as a short, or let's put

00:48:22--> 00:48:24

like a little zinger out. So and then

00:48:24--> 00:48:26

put some Islamic music in the background.

00:48:27--> 00:48:29

And then it's gonna get lots of views

00:48:29--> 00:48:31

because it's like a quick, you know, like,

00:48:31--> 00:48:32

oh, that was good.

00:48:33--> 00:48:35

And it's gonna get quick shares. Right? But

00:48:35--> 00:48:38

you know what? Then we're encouraging quick thinking.

00:48:38--> 00:48:39

Isn't it?

00:48:40--> 00:48:40

Like,

00:48:41--> 00:48:43

from an algorithm perspective, if I gave these

00:48:43--> 00:48:45

reminders for 7 or 8 minutes, they'd have

00:48:45--> 00:48:46

a lot more views.

00:48:47--> 00:48:50

Right? But I'm I'm I'm encouraging slow thinking.

00:48:51--> 00:48:53

Okay. Because the double requires time.

00:48:57--> 00:48:58

You know?

00:48:58--> 00:49:01

The pondering the sky's and the the earth's

00:49:01--> 00:49:02

takes time.

00:49:02--> 00:49:04

These are time consuming, mind

00:49:04--> 00:49:05

engulfing activities.

00:49:06--> 00:49:08

So you need a deeper layer of thought,

00:49:08--> 00:49:09

some more concentration,

00:49:10--> 00:49:12

and that's work. See, opening up and reading

00:49:12--> 00:49:14

a text message or noticing there's a store

00:49:14--> 00:49:15

and a bus and a whatever,

00:49:16--> 00:49:17

that doesn't take any effort.

00:49:18--> 00:49:19

That takes no effort,

00:49:19--> 00:49:21

and it can fill your mind very quickly.

00:49:22--> 00:49:24

But engaging in focused,

00:49:24--> 00:49:25

purposeful thought,

00:49:26--> 00:49:29

it requires actual effort from you.

00:49:29--> 00:49:32

And if you're so addicted to useless

00:49:33--> 00:49:35

little bytes of data all the time coming

00:49:35--> 00:49:37

at you coming at you coming at you,

00:49:38--> 00:49:39

you lose the ability.

00:49:40--> 00:49:41

You start losing the ability to be able

00:49:41--> 00:49:43

to focus on one thing. You're focusing on

00:49:43--> 00:49:44

one thing. You're like, where's my I didn't

00:49:44--> 00:49:46

touch it for 20 seconds.

00:49:47--> 00:49:49

I gotta I gotta do something. Let me

00:49:49--> 00:49:50

just check my messages. Let me just do

00:49:50--> 00:49:52

this. You because you can't focus anymore.

00:49:53--> 00:49:54

And

00:49:54--> 00:49:56

now if you do get one layer deeper,

00:49:57--> 00:49:59

that's just one layer deeper. Now you could

00:49:59--> 00:50:01

see maybe you could you could start to

00:50:01--> 00:50:02

notice something more spiritual.

00:50:03--> 00:50:04

But let's not talk about the spiritual. Let's

00:50:04--> 00:50:06

talk about most people.

00:50:06--> 00:50:08

You know, in in the world, you have

00:50:08--> 00:50:10

people that are doing basic jobs.

00:50:11--> 00:50:13

You know, they're driving a bus or they're

00:50:13--> 00:50:16

working at a store or they're construction worker.

00:50:16--> 00:50:18

Things You know, basic jobs. Right? Then there

00:50:18--> 00:50:20

are people that are doing more executive level

00:50:20--> 00:50:22

jobs. Then there are people that are doing,

00:50:22--> 00:50:24

you know, even higher level exec jobs, then

00:50:24--> 00:50:26

there are people that are like CEOs of

00:50:26--> 00:50:29

$1,000,000,000 corporations. You know the difference between them?

00:50:30--> 00:50:31

Short term and long term thinking.

00:50:32--> 00:50:34

People who got a higher degree job is

00:50:34--> 00:50:36

because they invested long term in some kind

00:50:36--> 00:50:38

of education and training

00:50:38--> 00:50:40

and and eventually got to that position.

00:50:41--> 00:50:43

When and and that was their long term

00:50:43--> 00:50:44

plan. Like, my long term plan is I'm

00:50:44--> 00:50:46

gonna get that job. Great. You were able

00:50:46--> 00:50:48

to think longer term. You were able to

00:50:48--> 00:50:50

think deeper than most people.

00:50:50--> 00:50:52

You didn't just think about today, this weekend,

00:50:52--> 00:50:53

next weekend. You were thinking about 10 years

00:50:53--> 00:50:54

from now. Right?

00:50:55--> 00:50:57

And you sacrificed a lot of your immediate,

00:50:57--> 00:50:58

you know, pleasure

00:50:59--> 00:51:01

for the long term goal. Great. Good for

00:51:01--> 00:51:04

you. You became a doctor. You became an

00:51:04--> 00:51:06

engineer. You were able to make your business

00:51:06--> 00:51:06

succeed

00:51:07--> 00:51:08

because you had a long term plan. Then

00:51:08--> 00:51:10

there are people above that,

00:51:10--> 00:51:11

like,

00:51:11--> 00:51:12

you know,

00:51:12--> 00:51:13

real estate giants

00:51:14--> 00:51:17

and bankers and these kind of conglomerate business

00:51:17--> 00:51:19

people. Right? They're not thinking about next year

00:51:20--> 00:51:22

or 2 years. They're they got a 50

00:51:22--> 00:51:24

year plan. They got 70 year projections.

00:51:24--> 00:51:26

They got they're thinking

00:51:26--> 00:51:28

massively big.

00:51:28--> 00:51:30

So the the the more you move up

00:51:30--> 00:51:32

in the world, the more powerful you see

00:51:32--> 00:51:34

into to individuals, institutions, organizations,

00:51:35--> 00:51:36

one of the things you'll notice in them

00:51:36--> 00:51:38

is either they or the people around them

00:51:38--> 00:51:40

think very, very long term. They think even

00:51:40--> 00:51:43

deeper and deeper and deeper. They dive deeper.

00:51:43--> 00:51:45

And they're thinking more and more about the

00:51:45--> 00:51:45

future.

00:51:46--> 00:51:47

They think this is gonna happen 5 years

00:51:47--> 00:51:48

from now, 10 years from now. There are

00:51:48--> 00:51:50

people that invested, for example, in AI 7

00:51:50--> 00:51:52

years ago, 8 years ago.

00:51:53--> 00:51:55

And now it's starting to emerge. And but

00:51:55--> 00:51:56

they were they were first comers

00:51:57--> 00:51:58

into the field. Right?

00:51:59--> 00:52:01

Now bring that to perspective with what Allah

00:52:01--> 00:52:02

is saying.

00:52:03--> 00:52:03

We,

00:52:04--> 00:52:05

Muslims,

00:52:05--> 00:52:08

we're supposed to have the longest term thinking.

00:52:10--> 00:52:12

Longest term. What are we gonna do? What

00:52:12--> 00:52:14

is our next generation gonna do? What is

00:52:14--> 00:52:17

our generation's next generation gonna do? And what

00:52:17--> 00:52:18

are we gonna how are we gonna face

00:52:18--> 00:52:19

online the?

00:52:21--> 00:52:23

The problem now has become we think of

00:52:23--> 00:52:25

right now, and then we think of the.

00:52:26--> 00:52:28

We think nothing else. We barely think of

00:52:28--> 00:52:30

the. But if we do, it's just now,

00:52:31--> 00:52:33

an. Don't worry about everything in between.

00:52:33--> 00:52:36

The entire imagery of planting a seed, of

00:52:36--> 00:52:38

taking your time, of growing something, and nurturing

00:52:38--> 00:52:40

some what is Allah teaching us? You're supposed

00:52:40--> 00:52:42

to think of now, you're supposed to think

00:52:42--> 00:52:44

of tomorrow, end of next week, end of

00:52:44--> 00:52:45

next month, end of next year, and 10

00:52:45--> 00:52:47

years from now, and a 100 years from

00:52:47--> 00:52:48

now, and your akhirah.

00:52:49--> 00:52:51

We're supposed to be we'll have the full

00:52:51--> 00:52:53

chain of of of thoughtfulness

00:52:54--> 00:52:56

in our minds. That's that's the kind of

00:52:56--> 00:52:57

thinking we should develop.

00:52:58--> 00:53:00

We can't have that if we become cattle.

00:53:00--> 00:53:02

We can't have that if we have generations

00:53:02--> 00:53:05

of Muslims being raised in families, you better

00:53:05--> 00:53:06

get a good job.

00:53:07--> 00:53:09

That's that's the highest you that's it?

00:53:10--> 00:53:12

You ask a young young girl, what are

00:53:12--> 00:53:13

you gonna do when you go, I'll have

00:53:13--> 00:53:15

a big wedding, like my sister.

00:53:16--> 00:53:17

That's it. That's

00:53:17--> 00:53:19

the ceiling you gave your little girl.

00:53:20--> 00:53:22

Like that's the it's gonna be the happiest

00:53:22--> 00:53:23

day of my life.

00:53:26--> 00:53:28

Why is that the ultimate goal?

00:53:29--> 00:53:31

Why is a car a job,

00:53:32--> 00:53:33

that kind of office?

00:53:34--> 00:53:35

That why is that a goal?

00:53:36--> 00:53:39

In fact, I question young young I I'm

00:53:39--> 00:53:41

hard on them. The Muslims come to me

00:53:41--> 00:53:44

sometimes asking for motivation, they're depressed.

00:53:45--> 00:53:47

It's like, tell me something I should do.

00:53:47--> 00:53:48

I was like, what what do you wanna

00:53:48--> 00:53:50

do? Do? Oh, I wanna I wanna serve

00:53:50--> 00:53:50

the ummah.

00:53:51--> 00:53:53

Like hot potatoes? What do you wanna serve?

00:53:54--> 00:53:56

I I wanna serve the ummah. I wanna

00:53:56--> 00:53:58

study Islam. What are you gonna do with

00:53:58--> 00:53:58

that?

00:54:00--> 00:54:01

I'm gonna give dawah.

00:54:03--> 00:54:03

To who?

00:54:04--> 00:54:05

The youth. What do you know about the

00:54:05--> 00:54:06

youth?

00:54:10--> 00:54:11

What's your what's your financial plan?

00:54:12--> 00:54:13

How are you gonna take care of a

00:54:13--> 00:54:14

family?

00:54:14--> 00:54:16

What are you gonna do that's not already

00:54:16--> 00:54:18

being done? What's a void that's that needs

00:54:18--> 00:54:20

to be filled? What's the service that you're

00:54:20--> 00:54:21

gonna provide?

00:54:21--> 00:54:22

How are you gonna bring about an impact?

00:54:22--> 00:54:24

By by by talking, or is there something

00:54:24--> 00:54:26

more you have in mind? Is there a

00:54:26--> 00:54:28

systematic change you wanna bring? Is there a

00:54:28--> 00:54:29

plan in your head? Is there a vision

00:54:29--> 00:54:31

in your head? Is there somebody else's vision

00:54:31--> 00:54:32

that you subscribe to and say, I wanna

00:54:32--> 00:54:34

be part of that vision? There's something more.

00:54:34--> 00:54:35

Or do you wanna just come to me

00:54:35--> 00:54:37

and say, I wanna do something. I don't

00:54:37--> 00:54:37

know what.

00:54:38--> 00:54:40

Just tell me what to do.

00:54:41--> 00:54:43

I don't I don't endorse that kind of

00:54:43--> 00:54:44

thinking.

00:54:44--> 00:54:46

I don't like it. I don't encourage it.

00:54:46--> 00:54:48

I don't feel sympathy for it

00:54:48--> 00:54:50

because you shouldn't be told what you should

00:54:50--> 00:54:52

do. You should have eyes to see where

00:54:52--> 00:54:54

the gaps are. You should see where the

00:54:54--> 00:54:55

problem lies.

00:54:56--> 00:54:57

You should see where what what kind of

00:54:57--> 00:54:59

solution you should be a part. You should

00:54:59--> 00:54:59

think bigger.

00:55:00--> 00:55:01

Think bigger.

00:55:02--> 00:55:05

Have long goals, goals that are much bigger

00:55:05--> 00:55:07

than your life. They're much bigger than your

00:55:07--> 00:55:09

life, and you're ready to give yourself to

00:55:09--> 00:55:09

them.

00:55:10--> 00:55:12

And then that's the thing. That's long term

00:55:12--> 00:55:14

thinking. Right? But from long term thinking, you

00:55:14--> 00:55:15

have to come down to short term thinking,

00:55:16--> 00:55:18

from long to short term. So I'm I'm

00:55:18--> 00:55:20

sharing something personal with you as an extension

00:55:20--> 00:55:22

of this, but that is that, you know,

00:55:22--> 00:55:24

in the long term, I have for for

00:55:24--> 00:55:26

myself, for for the work I wanna leave

00:55:26--> 00:55:28

behind, I think about death a lot. I

00:55:28--> 00:55:29

think about what am I gonna leave behind.

00:55:30--> 00:55:32

What what's what's my investment for standing in

00:55:32--> 00:55:34

front of Allah? Because I got a lot

00:55:34--> 00:55:35

to answer for, so I gotta fix I

00:55:35--> 00:55:38

gotta leave something good behind because the the

00:55:38--> 00:55:39

I need the commissions,

00:55:39--> 00:55:41

you know, into the. So I gotta I

00:55:41--> 00:55:43

gotta think about what's the most effective

00:55:43--> 00:55:46

use of the few years or days, whatever

00:55:46--> 00:55:48

Allah has left for me. What's the most

00:55:48--> 00:55:49

optimal use of my time

00:55:50--> 00:55:51

that I could do something

00:55:52--> 00:55:53

that can

00:55:53--> 00:55:54

residually benefit

00:55:55--> 00:55:57

myself and also do something good here?

00:55:58--> 00:55:59

And when I think about that, I'm thinking

00:55:59--> 00:56:00

about, okay, I have I need to have

00:56:00--> 00:56:02

a 1 year plan. I need to have

00:56:02--> 00:56:03

a 5 year plan. Where am I gonna

00:56:03--> 00:56:05

see myself in 10 years? What's my vision

00:56:05--> 00:56:07

for 10 years? What's my and that might

00:56:07--> 00:56:07

change,

00:56:08--> 00:56:09

but at least I have some sketch in

00:56:09--> 00:56:11

my head. But once I have that sketch

00:56:11--> 00:56:12

in my head, then I tell my team,

00:56:12--> 00:56:14

hey. That's this is what we're doing this

00:56:14--> 00:56:15

month.

00:56:16--> 00:56:17

The sketch is done. This is what I'm

00:56:17--> 00:56:18

doing this month.

00:56:19--> 00:56:20

And once the month is in front of

00:56:20--> 00:56:22

me, the rest of the universe doesn't exist.

00:56:22--> 00:56:25

It's only only thing that matters is this

00:56:25--> 00:56:25

month.

00:56:26--> 00:56:27

And once Ramadan starts,

00:56:28--> 00:56:30

I'm not thinking about the whole month.

00:56:30--> 00:56:32

I'm just thinking about today. And as soon

00:56:32--> 00:56:34

as this verse is done, all I'm thinking

00:56:34--> 00:56:36

about is tomorrow. That's it. My entire universe

00:56:36--> 00:56:38

is limited to now I can now I

00:56:38--> 00:56:39

can be a cow.

00:56:40--> 00:56:41

Now I can do it. Now I could

00:56:41--> 00:56:43

put blinders on like a horse and just

00:56:43--> 00:56:45

focus on what's right in front of me.

00:56:45--> 00:56:47

Why? Because I laid out something.

00:56:47--> 00:56:49

The map is laid out. Now focus on

00:56:49--> 00:56:52

the task at hand. Now just give yourself

00:56:52--> 00:56:52

to

00:56:52--> 00:56:55

it. So there is this 2 part thinking.

00:56:55--> 00:56:56

And the the

00:56:59--> 00:57:01

the people that are lost and the people

00:57:01--> 00:57:01

that are unaware,

00:57:02--> 00:57:04

being lost and being unaware is clearly about

00:57:04--> 00:57:05

not having defined goals.

00:57:06--> 00:57:08

You don't even know where you're headed. That's

00:57:08--> 00:57:10

why you're lost. That's what is, isn't it?

00:57:10--> 00:57:12

Unaware. I'm unaware of where I'm standing. I'm

00:57:12--> 00:57:14

unaware of where to go. You know the

00:57:14--> 00:57:15

word comes

00:57:17--> 00:57:19

from land that is covered completely, and there's

00:57:19--> 00:57:22

not not even footprints or tracks or anything,

00:57:22--> 00:57:23

and you're standing in the middle of a

00:57:23--> 00:57:26

desolate place, you don't know which way civilization

00:57:26--> 00:57:28

is, you don't see smoke in the distance,

00:57:28--> 00:57:30

you don't see lights, you don't nothing and

00:57:30--> 00:57:32

you don't Where am I even standing?

00:57:32--> 00:57:35

That place is called ghafl. When you don't

00:57:35--> 00:57:36

even know where you're standing, so how are

00:57:36--> 00:57:38

you gonna know where you're gonna go? You're

00:57:38--> 00:57:41

aimless, completely, utterly clueless. That's actually

00:57:41--> 00:57:43

the situation called Ghafil

00:57:43--> 00:57:45

or Ghaflah. Allah says

00:57:46--> 00:57:48

Allah didn't make us rafil. Allah made us

00:57:48--> 00:57:49

aware.

00:57:49--> 00:57:51

Allah made us aware of what destination we

00:57:51--> 00:57:52

should be working towards

00:57:53--> 00:57:55

and how we're supposed to get there. He

00:57:55--> 00:57:55

gave

00:57:55--> 00:57:56

us a recalibration

00:57:56--> 00:57:59

of our focus 5 times a day. Stand

00:57:59--> 00:58:01

in front of Allah. Recite Allah's word. You'll

00:58:01--> 00:58:02

recalibrate.

00:58:04--> 00:58:05

Okay. Okay. Okay. I got distracted for a

00:58:05--> 00:58:06

few hours.

00:58:06--> 00:58:08

Straightened out. Let that battery run for a

00:58:08--> 00:58:10

while. It's gonna start going low.

00:58:11--> 00:58:13

Get in front of Allah again, rejuvenate, focus

00:58:13--> 00:58:14

again.

00:58:14--> 00:58:17

And it what an amazing exercise to focus,

00:58:17--> 00:58:18

stand in front of Allah.

00:58:18--> 00:58:20

Stand in front of Allah. That's the entire

00:58:20--> 00:58:21

practice.

00:58:22--> 00:58:24

And how beautiful that we call on Allah's

00:58:24--> 00:58:25

beautiful names starting with the

00:58:26--> 00:58:27

in the salah. When we see when Allah

00:58:27--> 00:58:28

says

00:58:30--> 00:58:31

from the beginning,

00:58:32--> 00:58:34

actually what we're doing is calling on Allah

00:58:34--> 00:58:35

by His beautiful names

00:58:35--> 00:58:36

in the salah itself.

00:58:37--> 00:58:39

The salah becomes an antidote to this life

00:58:39--> 00:58:40

of, you know, mindless

00:58:41--> 00:58:42

mindless existence.

00:58:43--> 00:58:45

Muslims have to snap out of that.

00:58:45--> 00:58:47

We have to snap out of that. We

00:58:47--> 00:58:48

have to become

00:58:48--> 00:58:49

mindful

00:58:49--> 00:58:49

people.

00:58:50--> 00:58:52

We cannot become cattle, and we have to

00:58:52--> 00:58:54

look out for we have to look into

00:58:54--> 00:58:56

ourselves. Hey. How much of my life is

00:58:56--> 00:58:58

like a cow now?

00:58:58--> 00:58:59

How much of it is like a cow?

00:58:59--> 00:59:01

I have to ask myself that hard question.

00:59:02--> 00:59:04

How much of it is dulled? How much

00:59:04--> 00:59:05

of it is just I'm just doing things

00:59:05--> 00:59:06

for the sake of doing things I don't

00:59:06--> 00:59:07

even know why?

00:59:08--> 00:59:09

One last thing came to my head. I'm

00:59:09--> 00:59:11

gonna share it with you. You're gonna hate

00:59:11--> 00:59:12

me for it. That's okay.

00:59:13--> 00:59:15

Sometimes there are people that are visionaries in

00:59:15--> 00:59:16

any community.

00:59:16--> 00:59:18

There's somebody who says I wanna do something

00:59:18--> 00:59:19

for Islam.

00:59:19--> 00:59:21

I wanna bring Islam to this place.

00:59:21--> 00:59:23

I wanna I wanna build something. I wanna

00:59:23--> 00:59:25

build Allah's house. They're gonna teach Allah's book

00:59:25--> 00:59:26

there. They're gonna tell people about Allah there.

00:59:26--> 00:59:28

We're gonna educate our kids there. We're gonna

00:59:28--> 00:59:30

give dawah to non Muslims there. We're gonna

00:59:30--> 00:59:31

do this this this it's got this vision.

00:59:31--> 00:59:33

This guy's got a vision. And it's just

00:59:33--> 00:59:33

one guy.

00:59:34--> 00:59:35

He just has this idea, and he's a

00:59:35--> 00:59:36

he's a bus driver.

00:59:37--> 00:59:38

He doesn't have any money, but he has

00:59:38--> 00:59:39

this intention.

00:59:39--> 00:59:41

And he gets some friends together, and they

00:59:41--> 00:59:44

get a little corner in his apartment somewhere,

00:59:44--> 00:59:46

they start praying together, and they work hard,

00:59:46--> 00:59:47

and they had this vision. Right? And they

00:59:47--> 00:59:49

keep building on that vision, and they finally

00:59:49--> 00:59:52

get a masjid or something, and it gets

00:59:52--> 00:59:54

bigger and bigger, and that person dies. That

00:59:54--> 00:59:57

person dies. But the institution is still there,

00:59:57--> 00:59:59

and then a new board gets elected, and

00:59:59--> 01:00:00

they have a fundraiser, and they get a

01:00:00--> 01:00:02

nicer place, then they have another fundraiser, then

01:00:02--> 01:00:04

they get a nicer chandelier, then they get

01:00:04--> 01:00:06

another fundraiser, and they get new carpet, then

01:00:06--> 01:00:08

they keep getting fundraisers for newer carpets

01:00:08--> 01:00:10

and fans and things.

01:00:10--> 01:00:11

Right? And they keep getting that. And you

01:00:11--> 01:00:14

know what? The whole all the discussions in

01:00:14--> 01:00:15

every meeting is next year's fundraiser,

01:00:16--> 01:00:18

where do, you know, we only have this

01:00:18--> 01:00:20

many kids in the school, and we have,

01:00:20--> 01:00:23

this many kids, or they're celebrating these many

01:00:23--> 01:00:24

kids are going to the HIFS program, these

01:00:24--> 01:00:25

many kids are doing this, these many kids

01:00:25--> 01:00:27

are doing that, and nobody's thinking,

01:00:29--> 01:00:30

wait, we had a vision.

01:00:31--> 01:00:32

We're doing this stuff,

01:00:34--> 01:00:35

but we had a vision. Like, we had

01:00:35--> 01:00:36

a vision to serve

01:00:37--> 01:00:40

beyond what is being served. Are we saying

01:00:40--> 01:00:41

we've already achieved it,

01:00:42--> 01:00:43

and there are no more services to be

01:00:43--> 01:00:44

provided?

01:00:44--> 01:00:46

Or are we saying there are other horizons

01:00:46--> 01:00:48

that need to be crossed and we need

01:00:48--> 01:00:50

to constantly be pushing for excellence?

01:00:51--> 01:00:53

You know? And what happens to our institutions?

01:00:54--> 01:00:55

We become stagnant.

01:00:56--> 01:00:58

They started with people that are driven,

01:00:58--> 01:01:00

that are visionaries, that are looking to do

01:01:00--> 01:01:01

the impossible,

01:01:01--> 01:01:04

and eventually, they become they become run by

01:01:04--> 01:01:05

people over time,

01:01:06--> 01:01:06

basically

01:01:07--> 01:01:09

cows. Just eat the fodder, go back to

01:01:09--> 01:01:11

the keep the status quo. This is how

01:01:11--> 01:01:12

we always did things.

01:01:13--> 01:01:15

This is just how we did things. What

01:01:15--> 01:01:17

what do businesses good businesses, what do they

01:01:17--> 01:01:18

do? Do you know that?

01:01:18--> 01:01:19

Good businesses,

01:01:19--> 01:01:21

they keep an eye on the market. They

01:01:21--> 01:01:22

keep an eye on the environment. They're like,

01:01:22--> 01:01:24

how do we improve our service?

01:01:25--> 01:01:27

How do we attract new customers? How do

01:01:27--> 01:01:29

we provide something that other the competition isn't

01:01:29--> 01:01:31

providing? They're constantly ingenuity.

01:01:32--> 01:01:35

They're constantly maneuvering, changing plans. Why? Because that's

01:01:35--> 01:01:38

what business requires. You have to keep up.

01:01:38--> 01:01:40

And if you have a really good leadership,

01:01:40--> 01:01:43

they're always improving, always improving, always improving. Right?

01:01:43--> 01:01:44

And what happens in,

01:01:45--> 01:01:46

you know, cow organizations?

01:01:47--> 01:01:50

Cow organizations, we have to keep This is

01:01:50--> 01:01:51

how we always hit things, brother.

01:01:52--> 01:01:54

This is how we do things here. Okay?

01:01:54--> 01:01:55

And then when you say, hey, there are

01:01:55--> 01:01:58

these ideas, Here's what you should implement. Here,

01:01:58--> 01:02:00

the youth in this community came up with

01:02:00--> 01:02:02

this innovative idea. You should implement this, this,

01:02:02--> 01:02:03

this. It'll help a lot from with the

01:02:03--> 01:02:05

college kids. It'll help with kids that are

01:02:05--> 01:02:06

losing their faith. It'll help with kids that

01:02:06--> 01:02:08

are heading towards drugs, etcetera, etcetera. Brother, we're

01:02:08--> 01:02:10

doing a lot We already do all these

01:02:10--> 01:02:11

things.

01:02:13--> 01:02:15

Everything. So we do it already. We are

01:02:15--> 01:02:16

oh, it's already done.

01:02:17--> 01:02:19

Thank you, though. Thank you for your suggestion,

01:02:19--> 01:02:19

but

01:02:20--> 01:02:21

let me show you our,

01:02:21--> 01:02:22

new classroom,

01:02:23--> 01:02:24

and let me show you this table. We

01:02:24--> 01:02:25

got this new table for our children. They

01:02:25--> 01:02:27

can sit on this table.

01:02:29--> 01:02:29

There's no ingenuity.

01:02:31--> 01:02:33

It's not just that people become cows.

01:02:33--> 01:02:35

Institutions become cows.

01:02:36--> 01:02:38

Institutions become they become dull.

01:02:38--> 01:02:40

They don't recognize the problem.

01:02:41--> 01:02:42

Look at what happened in the Ummah.

01:02:43--> 01:02:43

You have,

01:02:44--> 01:02:45

in Muslim countries,

01:02:46--> 01:02:48

places where there are ulama being trained.

01:02:49--> 01:02:51

Ulama of Islam being trained.

01:02:51--> 01:02:53

They're going to graduate and they're going to

01:02:53--> 01:02:54

become a alim of Islam.

01:02:55--> 01:02:57

And a mile away from there, there's a

01:02:57--> 01:02:57

university

01:02:59--> 01:03:01

where young men and women in the Muslim

01:03:01--> 01:03:03

world are becoming atheists by the 100 and

01:03:03--> 01:03:04

the 1,000,

01:03:05--> 01:03:06

a mile away.

01:03:06--> 01:03:08

And if one of those kids

01:03:08--> 01:03:09

that's becoming an atheist

01:03:10--> 01:03:12

walks over to the

01:03:12--> 01:03:13

newly graduated

01:03:14--> 01:03:17

this 25 year old graduated from his university,

01:03:17--> 01:03:20

this 25 year old graduated became an island,

01:03:20--> 01:03:21

and they end up at a coffee shop

01:03:21--> 01:03:21

together.

01:03:22--> 01:03:25

And the the the university kid starts asking

01:03:25--> 01:03:28

him questions about God, asks him questions about,

01:03:28--> 01:03:29

you know,

01:03:30--> 01:03:30

Sam Harris,

01:03:31--> 01:03:33

starts talking to him about LGBT,

01:03:33--> 01:03:35

starts talking to him about,

01:03:35--> 01:03:37

you know, the modern economy and how does

01:03:37--> 01:03:39

it work in a modern economy.

01:03:40--> 01:03:42

This kid who graduated from the other side

01:03:42--> 01:03:42

is like

01:03:48--> 01:03:49

I You know what I think? I think

01:03:49--> 01:03:50

you need rukiah.

01:03:52--> 01:03:53

I think that's what you need.

01:03:54--> 01:03:55

Why?

01:03:55--> 01:03:57

Because in some places in the Muslim world,

01:03:57--> 01:03:59

we allowed our institutions

01:04:00--> 01:04:01

to become cows.

01:04:02--> 01:04:04

An aware being

01:04:04--> 01:04:06

is looking at the reality around them and

01:04:06--> 01:04:09

saying, hey. Here's the problem that our religion

01:04:09--> 01:04:10

came to solve.

01:04:11--> 01:04:13

Our religion came to solve corruption. Our religion

01:04:13--> 01:04:15

came to solve doubt. Our religion came to

01:04:15--> 01:04:18

solve These these are the issues happening in

01:04:18--> 01:04:21

society. Now, we are the institution of learning.

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We're gonna learn the problem and we're going

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to discover the solution

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because we're the institution of learning.

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That's what was supposed to be the case.

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But now

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and and and there there are few institutions

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in the world that are actually doing that,

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Allah reward them, but that needs to become

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a global phenomenon.

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We we need to now think really about

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what kinds of efforts are we not only

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a part of, what are we supporting, what

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kind of efforts are we going to be

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creating.

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We have to create thoughtful institutions.

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We have to fight

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becoming cattle

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to the best of our ability. With these

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these few thoughts, I'll leave you be.

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Please do recite these ayaat on your own

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and just sit there and contemplate them for

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yourselves personally. What may open up to you

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for your own personal selves may be very

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different from even what you hear, from me.

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Assalamu alaikum, everyone. There are almost 50,000 students

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the world over.

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the world over.