Striking Examples From the Quran #23 Uprooted

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Everyone once again

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Yesterday we looked at Ayahs 24 and 25,

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and tried to learn some things about the

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parable that Allah has given of a good

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word compared to a good tree.

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Today, we're gonna look at the next ayah

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26 and probably also 27 and 28.

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In 26 in particular, Allah is going to

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give a comparison of a bad word or

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a filthy word.

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So the what the place I want to

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start

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is an understanding that this is Allah is

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talking about 2 extremes.

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He's talking about 2 extremes. He's not saying

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if it's not it

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must be

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That's not the case.

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So you saw already before

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The 2 extremes are being talked about, and

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there are things in between. There are things

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that have an element of goodness in them.

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There are things that are entirely neutral.

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So you shouldn't become you shouldn't look at

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these parables and say, well, you know, any

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word that comes out of anybody's mouth is

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either

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or a filthy word or a good word.

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There's plenty of in between. There's plenty of

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neutral words in between. Right? So,

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but the but the Quran

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is commenting, especially in the Maqan Quran, and

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by many accounts, Surat Ibrahim is a late

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Maqan Surah,

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which is another significant,

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observation to make about the placement of these

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ayaat

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and this parable, which we didn't talk about

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before,

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is that the clash between right and wrong,

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the clash between Iman and Kufr is reaching

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a climax.

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Almost

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all of the Maqan Quran has now been

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revealed,

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so the truth has been been abundantly clear.

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And the antagonism and the opposition of the

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Quraysh is also reaching its climax.

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In that context, there are 2 things that

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are interesting to note. One of them is

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Ibrahim alayhi salam himself,

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who plays a central role, obviously, in the

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Surah, Surat

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Ibrahim. Right? And Ibrahim

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said a word to Allah, made a dua

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to Allah 1000 of years ago,

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And now with the coming of Muhammad

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those words are bearing fruit.

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And now that

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is actually turning into a

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which is actually the coming of Muhammad

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and the Quran. And in fact, Ibrahim alaihis

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salam's

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legacy

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carried on in some way or the other

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in the world

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all this time. In some way,

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something was there. Whether it was through his

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children,

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you know, the Israelites, or eventually through the

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Sharia given to Musa alaihi salam, all the

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way into the legacy of Jesus with with

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the deviations that came there,

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something of the the the legacy and the

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good word left behind by Ibrahim alaihi

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salam was there. It's also interesting that the

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word occurs in the context of Ibrahim alaihi

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salam too.

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Allah says,

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Right? Allah tested Ibrahim Alaihi Salam with words.

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And then of course his remarkable words, his

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dua,

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one of the most beautiful and amazing words

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of Ibrahim alaihi wasalam, as he was building

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the the the Kaaba, he made dua for

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the coming of a messenger

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with his son Ishmael.

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And that dua is answered in the coming

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of the prophet

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So the Quran we are reciting in a

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sense is the answer to the dua of

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Ibrahim alaihi salam.

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Right? So there's a deep connection between those

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elements. There's another important observation, and that is

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that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has been doing

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his work in Mecca for all this time.

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It's almost 13 years now that he's doing

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his work, and he's spreading he's trying to

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spread this message.

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But the the the the people that follow

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him are very few, and the people that

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are against him, they're not just against him.

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They're more against him than when he started.

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So things haven't gotten better. They've gotten worse.

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It's not just that, oh, you only have

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these few Muslims and the rest of them

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are non Muslims. No. The non believers

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have not only become much much more aggressive

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to the point where they're physically aggressive, and

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they're ready to even kill, torture and kill,

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but they've been they've been able to antagonize

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a much larger audience around them too. Their

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propaganda has also spread much further. So things

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have gotten a lot worse, and the word

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that the prophet has spread is, you know,

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trying to deliver, the dua he's trying to

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deliver,

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he's not seeing, at least from the looks

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of things, that it's going anywhere.

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In that context, when you look at these

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ayaat and you think about a good word,

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like a tree, like a seed that gets

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planted and the root is deep inside, It's

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like the prophet is being told even on

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the verge of hijrah,

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even as he's about to leave Mecca, that's

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become a hopeless place,

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you don't know that people that are in

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this town

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that the the seed has already been planted

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and you don't know when it's going to

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blossom and it may be that people like

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Khaled ibn Walid

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who's not a believer at the time, you

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know, and there are many other Sahaba who

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are not believers at the time that are

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going to come eventually.

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They're going to blossom. And so the prophet

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is also, in a sense, being given a

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kind of consolation

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that even though on the ground you don't

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see the numbers with you, the the seed

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that you have planted, that's up to Allah

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when it when he will make it blossom.

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Right? So that's a little bit of the

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context of,

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this parable. The other thing that I,

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wanted to share with you that that's also

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important. You know, on the one hand, you

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might become

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depressed that the the work of the deen

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is going on. Allah is you know, Allah's

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messenger is delivering his Quran, and people are

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hating it even more, and they're antagonistic even

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more, like instead of them becoming closer to

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the word of Allah, they're more opposed and

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more aggressive to the word of Allah, and

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that sounds like things are bad. But actually,

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that's an indication that things are good.

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It's it's quite the opposite. The taller a

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tree gets,

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the more it gets hit by the wind.

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Like, the the the height of a tree

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makes it more susceptible to the elements.

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The fact that the response

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to the Quran has become more aggressive

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is because the Quran is that much more

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powerful

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and that much more impactful

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that it must be dealt with with more

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severity.

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So

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the severe response of

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was actually a recognition of the power of

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the Quran and how deeply it had spread

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and how high its branches are already starting

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to reach in society.

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Right? So, you know,

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when I was studying political science a long

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time ago in 18/65,

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my professor said something really epic. Sometimes you

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know, one of the things with being a

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Quran student that's why I recommend everybody. I

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don't care if you're a med student, a

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history student, a law student, accounting. May Allah

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forgive you. Like, whatever you're studying,

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study Quran at the same time. Just study

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Quran at the same time. You know what's

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gonna happen? Everything you're studying will become a

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Quran class. You won't

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even Your atheist professor doesn't even know he's

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teaching you something about the Quran

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because Allah

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teach starts training you. When you study the

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ayat of Allah, He starts training you to

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see his ayaat in creation, see his ayaat

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in history, see his ayaat everywhere, and you

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just start you're sitting there going, wow. That's

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yeah. Yeah. You don't know that, but Allah

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said that, and thanks for helping me out

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with that one. Right? So that that happened.

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My my professor one time, he said, you

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know,

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the more military presence you see on the

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streets, the more police you see on the

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streets, in political science, that is the indication

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of how unstable that government is.

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The weaker the government gets,

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the more police it needs, the more military,

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and even tanks, and armored vehicles, and blocked

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roads it needs on the streets.

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That is an indication of its weakness, not

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its strength. And the stronger

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a government is, the less you see the

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police around.

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The more stable it is, you don't you

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don't see even see the cops. Right? You

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see the cops, they're having an ice cream

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and you're like, Oh, okay. You

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know, how is it? Should I get that

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flavor? He goes, Yeah. I get that flavor.

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Yeah. It's good. That's an indication of how

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stable a society is actually. Right? So the

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the more that they're getting an aggressive response

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in Mecca,

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that's actually an indication that the Qurayshah is

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starting to weaken.

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The same was true of If you heard

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me talk about I've talked about it many

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times in the course of his conversation with

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Musa Alaihi Salam who went with

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Right? And he's opposing

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in a sense. That's a clash of the

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good word versus the evil, the filthy word.

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Right?

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In that conversation, by the end of it,

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what did what did what did say to

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Musa

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you better stop or I'm gonna get you

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thrown in jail. Show me something or I'll

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get you thrown in jail.

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Wait. We were just talking here. You could

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keep talking to me. Why do you wanna

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throw me when he says, I'm you better

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shut up or you better show me something

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or I'm gonna throw you in jail. You

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know what that means?

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I'm losing this battle of words.

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I don't have the words to fight you,

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so the only solution I have is I'm

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gonna get you put put in

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jail. That's actually an admission of defeat.

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He he can't he he he's lost his

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bout, because it's it's supposed to be a

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battle of words.

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Well, the threat of jail means I no

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longer have words, I gotta use something else.

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I've already lost that battle. You see? So

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there is this this power dynamic also. Words

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that are good are rooted deep. They can

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take the hit. They can take the storm,

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and the the tree is still standing where

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it's standing. And in opposition to that now,

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we look at the opposite, a filthy word.

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So first, let me tell you a little

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bit about the word, kabeeth,

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or filthy.

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I know that some of you in from

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from Pakistan background or speaking background, you say

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this to your children a lot.

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Like, look. Why are you calling yourself

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like, why?

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So let me tell you a little bit

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about so you stop using that word for

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your kids or yourselves or your lineage.

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It's used for throw up and,

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you know, excretion,

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you know, all body whatever discharges from the

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body, it's used for pus.

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It's used for, you know, when when the

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when they would when they would burn metal

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and melt metal, the useless part of metal

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that they would have to throw away and

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that smell bad and throw away, that stuff,

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all the stuff when they when you, like,

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when you're slaughtering an animal and all the

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guts that are getting just no good and

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you gotta throw them, all of that is.

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All of that is considered. All things vile,

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filthy, disgusting, repulsive,

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you know, those things are actually.

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Right? That's actually what the word means. So

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now Allah is not just talking about words

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that aren't Islamic. Allah is talking about filthy

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words, or that's his description of these words

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that have a stench that are that are,

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you you know, they're disgusting.

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You should distance yourself from them. Right? Because

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the the even the word means, you see

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something, you wanna cross the street or step

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back or make sure even even though you

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don't feel the bottom of your shoe, you

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don't even wanna

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step into something filthy.

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Even though it's technically not gonna touch you,

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but you don't even want your shoe touching

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it. Right? So there there is this element

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of one wanting to distance themselves

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from something that's filthy, and that's where Allah

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begins,

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the example of a filthy word. You'll also

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notice in the previous ayah, Allah called

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attention to Himself.

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Allah mentioned himself. Didn't you notice how Allah

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gave the example? Allah mentioned himself. But in

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the beginning of this ayah, you see,

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and the example of a filthy repulsive word,

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Allah didn't mention himself. It's as if Allah

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He he he he distanced himself from the

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filth.

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Like he'd it's like his name is so

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pure and so beautiful. It doesn't even deserve

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to be mentioned in proximity

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of this word. And rhetorically, that also serves

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a purpose. And that is that filthy words

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are ones that are distant from Allah

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by definition. Like you would have to be

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spiritually,

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intellectually,

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ideologically distant, far from Allah, to be engaged

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in a filthy word.

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You know? And so what is this filthy

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word that Allah is referring to? It can

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you know, if you kind of do a

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survey of the Quran, what kinds of words

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are filthy?

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You know?

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And and and what sense filth is used

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in the Quran? First of all, Allah says,

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you know, describing the mission of the prophet

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Right? So one of the one of the

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defining markers of the coming of the the

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final messenger, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, is everything

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good and

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pure, he will make halal. And

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everything filthy and repulsive, he will make

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haram.

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He will make haram. Now, this is a

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very important statement,

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not just about words, but even about the

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law of Islam, the laws of Islam.

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If Allah has made something halal,

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then by definition, it is good and it

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is pure and it is beneficial

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because that's what the word tayib is. So

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if it's halal, it has to have good

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in it.

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And if Allah has made something haram, it

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has to be filthy, repulsive, and something that

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one must distance themselves from. It has to

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be disgusting and dirty. There's no reason why

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Allah would make something haram that doesn't have

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something harmful, disgusting, dirty in it.

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That's that's the principle. Now that sounds pretty

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straightforward,

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but what do we do as cultures?

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What we do as cultures is we take

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something Allah has made halal,

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and we say, but we don't like it

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in our culture.

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So in our culture, we make it haram.

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So even though it's halal in the sight

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of Allah, it's not hara it's not so

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halal in our family.

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Allah is okay with it, our village is

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not okay with it. Allah is okay with

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it, our country is not okay with it.

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Allah is okay with it, our culture is

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not okay with it. So what do we

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do? We start think taking things that Allah

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has made halal, and in our own way,

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we start making them haram. We start doing

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that. Right? To give you a recent example

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of that just because it's a side note,

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but an important one,

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You know, a a woman who's divorced

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and, you know, Allah Allah says about them.

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Whatever they wanna do with their lives in

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a dignified way they can do. Right? So

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they can get remarried if they want to.

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Allah has given a woman who's been divorced

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or widowed or whatever that right that she

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can get, she can be she can receive

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a proposal, she can accept a proposal, all

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of that's fine.

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And in Muslim countries,

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Muslim countries, there's some woman not getting married.

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Right, because her mother

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her mother

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looks at all these proposals, says this one's

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nose is this way. This one's too short.

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This one, one shoulder up, one shoulder down.

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This one, you think you're gonna wear clothes

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like that and marry my daughter? And the

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poor girl's 40 something years old, she can't

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get married because her mother has a rocket

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launcher waiting at the door for any proposal

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that comes. And then she says, in Islam,

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you have to obey your mother.

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No. Actually, you don't have to obey your

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mother in that case at all. Allah didn't

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give her mother the right

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to deny something to that woman that's halal

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for her,

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and then and somehow in the name of

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it, that's not Islam at all. That that's

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I don't know what that is, but it's

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not Islam.

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I call it you go ahead and call

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it that. But that's creating a haram

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where Allah created made something

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halal. And that that when you do that,

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when you do that in society, when you

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take something halal and you start closing the

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doors on it because you don't like it,

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because you have your rak, then you open

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the doors for filth and haram.

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You're Like you're creating haram in society. You're

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creating evil in society.

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You're creating, you know,

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a bad legacy in society.

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The same way what other societies do is

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they take something Allah has absolutely made haram,

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and they make it what?

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Make it halal.

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Like it totally Like, it's normal.

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Completely

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normal. Like, for example, even though the word

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isn't used in this case, but the of

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Allah is used in this case, in the

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Quran, Allah says when a man divorces his

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wife,

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right, the if he says I divorce you,

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then she has a period. There's a time

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period

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before before the divorce is finalized. Yeah.

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In that time period, Allah says in Suratul

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Talaq,

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do not expel them from their homes as

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if to say, in that time, that's not

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your home anymore. That's their home. For the

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next 3 period cycles, the home doesn't belong

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to you. It it actually belongs to her.

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The woman you just divorced, your house,

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but for that time, whose house is it?

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It's her house. It's her house. And she

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may not leave either.

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Unless they've done something openly

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shameless that you can't you there's no way.

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That is what Allah said, and he emphasizes

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it multiple times in the opening.

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Now you go to Muslim countries, Muslim countries,

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where the masajid are full for taraweeh, Quran

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is being recited, hafid of Quran, tajweed masha'Allah,

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had divorced his wife and then called the

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father and says, Come take your daughter. I'm

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done.

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What?

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Like, if you're not allowed to do that,

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you're that Allah said, that's not your it's

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not even your house. In fact, early would

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say, in that situation,

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if the guy if there's not enough room

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for her and him, he should move out.

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He should live out with the

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cow. He can't kick her out because Allah

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said.

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That that that's the rule. And what do

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we do in Muslim countries?

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Come take your daughter, or the girl says,

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I ain't staying here. I'm out. Allah told

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you stay.

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Hold on.

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You know? So we have so what some

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something Allah prohibited,

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openly violating it. Open but just make sure

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the chicken is halal though. Is

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it Right?

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So

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so do that and then openly violate all

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these other rules. So there are things that

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Allah has made halal

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that we shamelessly make haram

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openly. And there are things that Allah has

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made haram that we openly make

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halal, and we assume that that has no

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consequences.

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There's actually some pretty heavy prices to pay

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for that kind of violation. But anyway, so

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that's a little bit of the use of

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and

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and and, in

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the Quran about in in the context of

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halal and haram.

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But So

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But there are other words, particularly words that

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are hadith, like backbiting, talking behind somebody's back.

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And

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people who do backbiting, they're pretty sure they're

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not doing backbiting,

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right? They're pretty sure. They start the conversation

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with, you know, I don't talk about anybody.

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I keep I mind my own business. You

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know? Like, I I don't wanna say anything.

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When somebody starts with, I don't wanna say

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anything, they really wanna say something. That's that's,

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you know and when somebody says, I really

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I just mind my own business. These this

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is the one guy that you know in

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the room that don't mind his own business.

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You know?

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So and then and then if you wanna

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say the worst things about someone to make

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yourself feel better, he's a good brother.

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I just

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and then you slip in a little bit

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of the actual you wanted to

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so you make yourself feel better. But you

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but I said he's a good rabbi. Allah

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forgive all of us, you know?

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Okay.

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Yeah. I make dua for him. Do you?

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I needed to know that. Because obviously until

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you said it,

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how would the angels record it?

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Right?

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So

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so the this is so this is something

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that's filthy.

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Slander is something that's filthy. Questioning somebody's integrity

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is something that's filthy filthy. Questioning somebody's iman

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is something that's filthy. Lying is filthy. Cheating

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is filthy.

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You know,

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there there, you know, you're and lying and

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cheating isn't just simple lying and cheating, but

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lying and cheating happens in business all the

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time.

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You know? You know that the labor is

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gonna cost a 1,000, but you're like, that's

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not enough. Oh, it's gonna be at least

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5,000. Prices have gone up. They haven't gone

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up. You decided the prices have gone up,

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or the economy is really Oh, Ukraine Ukraine.

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You just say something and just jack up

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the price and rip your customer off. You're

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you're lying.

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You're actually lying, but it's okay.

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Business is good. Barakat of Ramadan.

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Right?

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So contractors can lie. Car mechanics can lie.

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Accountants can lie. Doctors can lie.

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Pharmaceutical companies lie.

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You know? Teacher teachers lying now. Teachers got

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your your your kids aren't not enough kids

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from your class are passing this looking bad

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on your progress.

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So he's giving extra marks to kids to

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pass them on the exam. It looks like

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his class and those kids are not ready

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for the next level of math, they're not

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ready for the next level of science, but

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the teacher wants his promotion, so he gives

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them extra points

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and lets them pass because it's gonna look

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good for his job.

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These are

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Right? This is making fun of someone,

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humiliating someone,

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So there's a there's a plethora of things

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we can do with our tongue that is

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filthy.

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But there's even more that by the end

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of today's, I'm I'm gonna point out. But

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here, we're not just talking about bad words

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that come out once in a while. We're

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also talking about

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ideas, ideologies.

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Like, Islam is a way of seeing the

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world.

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Right? It's a it's a way of understanding

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reality, understanding society.

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Right?

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And there are

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offers its own way of seeing the world.

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The opposite

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has its own worldview.

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And it's actually the opposing worldviews

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to to Allah's worldview, the revealed worldview, that

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are actually in a sense being called

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also.

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So we're gonna spend some time trying to

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understand them, but now I'm gonna get to

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the analogy, which is really

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very powerful.

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He says it's like a filthy tree.

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It's a filthy tree. Now the the word,

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kabitha, I told you, has depth in it,

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has smell in it, has disgust in it,

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has, you know, you know,

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repulsiveness in it. And then he says,

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it's been uprooted,

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plucked from above the surface of the ground.

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Now, this is a contrast that's being made.

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To help you understand this image,

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there used to be a tree.

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Obviously,

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in order for it to turn into a

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tree, it was also growing. But clearly, its

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roots never

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got deep. So it grew too fast above

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the ground,

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but really nothing deep happened

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below the ground. And the next time any

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wind came or any resistance came, that tree

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fell over. Now, once that tree fell over,

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there were, you know, for example, bees had

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a hive in that tree, or birds had

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a nest in that tree, or, you know,

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there were fruits on that tree. All that

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stuff is now gone. Or that tree used

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to provide shade, that shade is now gone.

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Right? So all the good that used to

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come from that tree has now disappeared. And

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the leaves on that tree, and the fruits

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on that tree, they're no longer being,

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nourished by the roots because it's now ripped

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over ripped off and it's fallen over.

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The other thing was by comparison, the branches

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used to point to the sky when it

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was standing. Are the branches any longer pointing

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at the sky?

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No. Because it's tipped over, so it's all

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focused towards the Earth.

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Right? It's become it's become

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attached to the ground, attached to the the

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the surface of the Earth. Then when the

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tree dies,

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the the the

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animals and the people that used to get

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nutrition for or, you know, benefit from that

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tree, they're all gone. But then there are

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parasites

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and fungus, and maybe a snake or a

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scorpion, and those kinds of things get attracted

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to the dead tree.

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The moisture in it is pretty good for

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a snake to just lay low in and

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camouflage itself,

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or it starts getting this moss growing around

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it, very strong fungal moss smell, or some

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kind of poisonous plant start taking root.

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Right? Or parasites start coming and, you know,

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eating off and hollowing the tree out from

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the inside. And it attracts all of this

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vileness,

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this tree that's lying there. If you don't

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get rid of it, it starts creating a

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problem. Those of you who've ever had a

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property, and a tree fell on your property

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and you don't get rid of that tree,

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the kind of problems you will get because

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you didn't get rid of that tree, you

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will know.

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You will know. You'll you'll You know, the

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kind of animal problems you'll have, insect problems

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you have, rodent problems you'll have, it's crazy.

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It gets worse and worse and worse because

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that tree is just lying there. Right? So

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now, this is the image of that tree.

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Now compare this to the last tree it

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was

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people want to come and they want to

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relax under the tree It gives fruit every

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season. It was an image of beauty,

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and this is an image of would you

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go near it? The the question is, would

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you go near it? Or would you say,

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I'm really tired. I'm just gonna lean back

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on this,

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tree that's lying in a puddle of mud,

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and I hear a little bit of,

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but that's okay. That's probably,

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you know, a Bluetooth speaker somewhere. So I'm

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just gonna sit back and lean. No. You're

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gonna You know what? I'm not touching that.

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I'm not going near that.

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Remember, kabeeth by definition is something you kind

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of distance yourself from. Right? So Allah says,

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It has no station.

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The word is really cool here. Allah could

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have said

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means it doesn't stand firm, and is also,

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you know, to something settled. It's not set

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the tree is not settled. But the word

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has other meanings too. The word gives us,

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for example,

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And the word

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is actually, you know,

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Right? So nobody knows what relief

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it lies for a person. The word includes

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the meanings of coolness. It includes the meaning

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of calm and relief.

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Like, for example, you know,

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who was a was a dua the Arab

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used to make for somebody, may Allah cool

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his eyes.

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May Allah cool his eyes means, may Allah

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give him relief from the difficulty he's going

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through.

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Allah make his situation easier, they would say,

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So so it's actually even a meaning of

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relief. Now Allah is saying,

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this tree has fallen, clearly it had no

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it had no stability like the last tree,

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but also there's no

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way to get any relaxation, comfort, or cooling

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from this tree. You wouldn't wanna go near

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it. There's Not only does it self not

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have,

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it can no longer offer any to anybody

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else.

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It can't offer any good to anybody else.

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It's actually a nuisance. Its existence is a

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nuisance.

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Now, having said all of that,

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the question that arises, why would the tree

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fall?

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Well, the first reason is the roots weren't

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deep enough. The question then is why weren't

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the roots deep enough? And you'll if you

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study trees, you'll know roots don't get strong

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if you don't give enough water,

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and roots start becoming weak weaker. And we

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already know the imagery of water is that

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of revelation

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falling in. Right? So that's one explanation. But

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the other is even if sometimes there's a

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weak tree and it rises and it grows,

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and as much as it's grown, people don't

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know that it's weak until there's a storm,

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until it's opposed,

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until it's challenged. And when it's challenged,

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it tips over. And that same storm comes

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to a tree

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whose roots are deep, and the branches are

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way, way higher, so it should be falling

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way quicker, but it's standing tall. When a

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tree survives a heavy storm, what does that

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tell you?

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That tells you the roots were very, very

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strong.

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Right? So actually, the the this is a

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commentary on ideas.

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When an idea doesn't have real roots,

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when a philosophy doesn't have real roots, when

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a religion doesn't have real roots,

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you know, when a concept, a political ideology,

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a trend doesn't have real roots, then an

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opposition will come and it will knock it

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down.

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The next opposition the next wave will come,

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and then that last wave will be gone.

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So, you you know, what's happened, for example,

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a lot of times people ask me what's

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what's Islam's take on, you know, the LGBT,

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gender identity,

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you know, homosexuality, etcetera. Like, there's all these

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other questions around all of these, and feminism

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and, you know, extreme feminism, etcetera, etcetera. And

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I'm like, look.

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The simple

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concept in the Quran

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is that when an idea doesn't have roots,

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real roots,

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then what happens to it naturally?

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It falls.

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It falls. And when an idea has deep

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roots, it stands tall.

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Instead of worrying about, oh my god, that

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idea doesn't have deep roots, but it's it's

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getting really tall.

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Yeah.

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But when

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ideas like that get big,

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then they're just setting up for what?

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They're just setting up for a fall.

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The thing you should worry about is did

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you feed your own roots?

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Not whether or not we need to chop

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down this tree. That tree was designed to

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fall.

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That was that was made to fall. It

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was engineered

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to fall.

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You, however, need to make sure that you

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yourself are a strong tree that doesn't fall.

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You understand?

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So we're so concerned about the other ideology,

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the other idea, the other philosophy. You know,

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when communism was spreading half a century, more

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than half a century ago or in the

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early part of the last century even,

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Muslims were very worried about communism.

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What's what's gonna happen? What's gonna happen? This

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new thing,

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you know, it's gonna take over everywhere, and

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communism was spreading in the Muslim world too,

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You know?

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And, you know, I actually personally believe the

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same thing about atheism. Atheism is spreading very

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fast in many places in the world. Atheism

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is spreading even among Muslim youth, in Muslim

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countries also, and in European nations, other other

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places.

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But, actually, if its roots aren't deep,

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if its roots aren't deep, it's bound to

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fall. But the thing is when it falls,

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it gets replaced with another weak tree.

00:31:01--> 00:31:03

So what happens usually with ideologies is when

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ideology comes,

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it becomes all the rave, it grows too

00:31:07--> 00:31:09

quickly, and it amasses a massive audience.

00:31:10--> 00:31:12

So many people are following it. It becomes

00:31:12--> 00:31:14

like a trend, a massive trend, and people

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are like, oh my god. This is an

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amazing trend. Everybody's following it. Everybody's following it.

00:31:18--> 00:31:21

And then there's an opposition to it. When

00:31:21--> 00:31:23

the opposition comes, it starts showing the holes

00:31:23--> 00:31:25

in this theory or this philosophy

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

and the contradictions in it, the gaps in

00:31:28--> 00:31:29

it, and it starts collapsing,

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

the new one that comes

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is a reaction to the first one.

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So it's saying, hey, this new idea doesn't

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

have the the same weaknesses that the last

00:31:39--> 00:31:42

idea, but you built your entire new ideology

00:31:42--> 00:31:44

just as a reaction to the last one.

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So you're so focused on not making those

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

mistakes, you end up making new mistakes.

00:31:50--> 00:31:52

And then somebody else comes and knocks this

00:31:52--> 00:31:54

one down and says, hey, this one had

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

these these mistakes, we're gonna make sure we

00:31:56--> 00:31:57

don't have these these we're correcting these these

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mistakes. And ideologies keep coming and tipping over

00:32:01--> 00:32:02

and keep coming and tipping over and keep

00:32:02--> 00:32:05

coming and tipping over. But then there's one

00:32:05--> 00:32:07

tree that just just stands there.

00:32:07--> 00:32:09

It's just rooted, and it's and the winds

00:32:09--> 00:32:11

come, and they try to knock it over,

00:32:11--> 00:32:13

and it's just standing where it's standing. It

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doesn't budge. It doesn't move.

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

And that's that's the description of the believer.

00:32:18--> 00:32:19

That's the description of someone who has

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inside of them.

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There's another interesting thing about

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

this tree that doesn't have deep roots.

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You know,

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Rasool Allah sallaihi wa sallam

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

was call he was given many accusations, right,

00:32:35--> 00:32:38

that in order to dismiss Islam, he was

00:32:38--> 00:32:39

accused of many things. And 2 of those

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I'll point out for you this discussion for

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

you. He was called a poet,

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and he's called a liar.

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And a poet is an entertainer.

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You guys know that. Right? A poet is

00:32:50--> 00:32:51

an entertainer.

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And an entertainer, when he starts, you know,

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

spitting out his bars

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and the people start booing, I don't wanna

00:32:57--> 00:32:58

hear this.

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You know? What's the entertainer gonna do? Keep

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

going?

00:33:01--> 00:33:02

No.

00:33:02--> 00:33:04

He's gonna say, I'm gonna go find a

00:33:04--> 00:33:05

different audience.

00:33:05--> 00:33:06

These guys don't like it. I'll pack my

00:33:06--> 00:33:08

bags, move to the next town, maybe they'll

00:33:08--> 00:33:09

like my song better.

00:33:10--> 00:33:12

Or he's going to change his song entirely.

00:33:12--> 00:33:14

I don't want to hear about this. He'll

00:33:14--> 00:33:16

change the subject matter of his music. He'll

00:33:16--> 00:33:17

change the tune entirely.

00:33:18--> 00:33:20

That's the 2 options the poet has.

00:33:20--> 00:33:21

The liar,

00:33:22--> 00:33:24

if he speaks and the public says, you

00:33:24--> 00:33:25

liar,

00:33:26--> 00:33:27

we know you're lying.

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

You know, you're full of it. And they

00:33:29--> 00:33:31

call him out for being a liar. Is

00:33:31--> 00:33:32

he going to go to the same group

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

again and lie to them again? No. He's

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

going to try to find some other sucker

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

somewhere else, in some other town,

00:33:37--> 00:33:39

and hopefully they don't catch him being a

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

liar. You understand?

00:33:40--> 00:33:41

Rasul

00:33:41--> 00:33:43

is being called a poet and

00:33:43--> 00:33:45

a liar. He comes back to the same

00:33:45--> 00:33:47

crowd or goes to a different crowd?

00:33:48--> 00:33:50

He goes to the same crowd. And is

00:33:50--> 00:33:51

he is the next surah that's being revealed,

00:33:51--> 00:33:53

is it changing the message, or is it

00:33:53--> 00:33:55

keeping the same message and even reinforcing the

00:33:55--> 00:33:58

same message? It's reinforcing it. And if he's

00:33:58--> 00:33:59

a liar, why is he coming back for

00:33:59--> 00:34:00

more?

00:34:01--> 00:34:03

And no liar ever come comes back for

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

more.

00:34:04--> 00:34:05

So they didn't even call him, they called

00:34:05--> 00:34:08

him because it's, it's got the in it.

00:34:08--> 00:34:10

Right? He keeps on lying. He keeps on

00:34:10--> 00:34:11

lying. That's their way of saying, he keeps

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

coming back. I don't understand this.

00:34:14--> 00:34:15

Why does he keep coming back? Why doesn't

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

he just go? Any other liar would just

00:34:17--> 00:34:19

go away. Why doesn't he go away? You

00:34:19--> 00:34:22

know? And that's one of the things I

00:34:22--> 00:34:25

realized today about even the previous parable about

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

the roots being deep,

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

it helped me understand something about the Quran.

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

Notice if you study the Quran beginning to

00:34:30--> 00:34:32

end, even if you're just reading the translation,

00:34:32--> 00:34:35

you'll notice some ideas are repeated over and

00:34:35--> 00:34:36

over and over again.

00:34:36--> 00:34:39

Right? And that's you know, one of the

00:34:39--> 00:34:40

functions of that, one of the purposes of

00:34:40--> 00:34:43

that is it makes your roots deeper.

00:34:43--> 00:34:46

It makes that some ideas become second nature.

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

They're repeated so much,

00:34:48--> 00:34:50

and they're embedded in you so deeply that

00:34:50--> 00:34:52

you can't escape them ever. It's almost like

00:34:52--> 00:34:54

I'll give you the parable of, like, a

00:34:54--> 00:34:56

red light, traffic light. I don't care where

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

on the planet you are. If you're driving

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and you see a red light, you're gonna

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

stop except for Pakistan. But everywhere else, you're

00:35:02--> 00:35:03

gonna stop.

00:35:03--> 00:35:04

You're

00:35:05--> 00:35:07

because the you're attuned, you're

00:35:07--> 00:35:10

you're you're programmed that that's a stop.

00:35:10--> 00:35:12

You're sitting in a car. You're you're a

00:35:12--> 00:35:14

taxi, an Uber. You're not even driving. You're

00:35:14--> 00:35:15

in some other country, and there's a red

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

light and the guy is talking and he's

00:35:16--> 00:35:18

not slowing down. What are you gonna do?

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

Hey. Hey. Hey. Red light.

00:35:20--> 00:35:22

Why? Because there's been so much of the

00:35:22--> 00:35:23

red light

00:35:24--> 00:35:26

your whole life. It's been it's, you know,

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

it's

00:35:27--> 00:35:28

in your soul.

00:35:28--> 00:35:30

So nobody has to teach you that. You

00:35:30--> 00:35:31

just see the red light, you know you

00:35:31--> 00:35:33

have to stop. One of the things that

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

the Quran does is it the reminders about

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

Allah, the reminders about

00:35:37--> 00:35:40

the the reminders about what the Quran really

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

is. They are so reinforced

00:35:42--> 00:35:44

that a regular listener to the Quran,

00:35:45--> 00:35:47

some things will just become deep and firm

00:35:47--> 00:35:49

and really well rooted and established.

00:35:50--> 00:35:52

And every time we make salah, every time

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

we recite Quran, they get established again and

00:35:54--> 00:35:55

the roots get fed again and the roots

00:35:55--> 00:35:56

get fed again. Right?

00:35:57--> 00:35:59

So now, this is this is the last

00:35:59--> 00:36:00

bit of, what I want to share with

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

you

00:36:01--> 00:36:04

about ideologies. Like, for example, communism or new

00:36:04--> 00:36:06

waves of, of ideologies.

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

Usually

00:36:07--> 00:36:09

what most people,

00:36:09--> 00:36:12

millions of people get affected by is not

00:36:12--> 00:36:13

an idea. Usually,

00:36:13--> 00:36:16

in the world, most people get affected by

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

a personality.

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

So you can have an Adolf Hitler,

00:36:20--> 00:36:22

and he's very charismatic in the way that

00:36:22--> 00:36:24

he speaks and very, you know, emotionally

00:36:25--> 00:36:25

entangling,

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

and millions and millions of youth start listening

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

to what he has to say.

00:36:30--> 00:36:33

The communist revolution wasn't spread by articles and

00:36:33--> 00:36:35

papers as much as it was by extremely

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

charismatic

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

of

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

the communist movement.

00:36:39--> 00:36:41

Right? So you have to have these personalities

00:36:42--> 00:36:43

that can sell the idea,

00:36:44--> 00:36:46

that can gather the masses, and, you know,

00:36:46--> 00:36:47

attract the crowd.

00:36:48--> 00:36:49

So it becomes

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

revolving around personalities. This is this is also

00:36:52--> 00:36:54

true of, like, Napoleon in history, for example.

00:36:54--> 00:36:56

And from what we can tell of the

00:36:56--> 00:36:57

of Firaun in the Quran, it seems like

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

he was a very, very eloquent speaker. Like,

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

he was a very effective communicator.

00:37:02--> 00:37:04

Right? So this is one of the qualities

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

of

00:37:05--> 00:37:08

ideas that spread quickly. But the thing is,

00:37:08--> 00:37:09

now you're not attached

00:37:09--> 00:37:12

to an idea. You're attached to a personality.

00:37:13--> 00:37:15

You're attached to a person. You're attached to

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

it. And you don't know you you haven't

00:37:18--> 00:37:20

gained enough depth in that idea. The question

00:37:20--> 00:37:22

is, why are they doing it? Please pay

00:37:22--> 00:37:23

attention to this part. This is the last

00:37:23--> 00:37:24

thing I'll share with you, but I think

00:37:24--> 00:37:26

it's very important for you to understand this.

00:37:26--> 00:37:28

Because this will this is really the difference

00:37:28--> 00:37:31

between Kalima Habita and Kalima Taima to in

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

my mind.

00:37:32--> 00:37:34

How many people here study marketing?

00:37:34--> 00:37:36

Marketing. Okay. 1 or 2 people. May Allah

00:37:36--> 00:37:38

forgive us. Okay. So, like

00:37:38--> 00:37:40

so in marketing, you have something called a

00:37:40--> 00:37:43

funnel. Right? So the the the idea of

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

a funnel is I'm gonna create some content

00:37:45--> 00:37:48

online, for example, nowadays, and it's gonna be

00:37:48--> 00:37:50

10 seconds long, 20 seconds long, but I'm

00:37:50--> 00:37:52

gonna make sure that it's so interesting

00:37:52--> 00:37:53

and so click baity

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

that as many people as possible, a 1000000

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

people, 5,000,000 people are gonna click on this

00:37:58--> 00:37:59

thing, and they're gonna watch these 10 or

00:37:59--> 00:38:02

20 seconds. Right? What's my hope? My that's

00:38:02--> 00:38:04

not my end goal. That was my starting

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

point. I got somebody interested.

00:38:06--> 00:38:08

When I got them interested, my hope is

00:38:08--> 00:38:10

they'll watch the next thing that's similar to

00:38:10--> 00:38:12

that. That's 20, 30 seconds. From there, I

00:38:12--> 00:38:14

might interest them in a 3 minute video.

00:38:14--> 00:38:15

From there, I might interest them in a

00:38:15--> 00:38:17

30 minute podcast.

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

And from the 30 minute podcast, I might

00:38:19--> 00:38:21

sell them a it's a product that I'm

00:38:21--> 00:38:23

selling based on these ideas, my my brand

00:38:23--> 00:38:25

new revolutionary shampoo.

00:38:25--> 00:38:26

Right?

00:38:26--> 00:38:28

My goal was to sell the shampoo,

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

but I started by making a video that

00:38:30--> 00:38:32

had nothing to do with the shampoo, but

00:38:32--> 00:38:33

it reached how many people?

00:38:34--> 00:38:36

Like, millions of people. And then a 100000

00:38:36--> 00:38:39

people saw the 3 minute video. Then 5,000

00:38:39--> 00:38:42

people saw or heard the 30 minute podcast,

00:38:42--> 00:38:44

and 20 people bought the shampoo.

00:38:45--> 00:38:47

Right? So now I realize I gotta get

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

20, 30, 40,000,000 people, and that'll become 60

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

sales, 70 sales, a 100 sales. That's the

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

funnel.

00:38:53--> 00:38:55

Keep feeding the top of it and some

00:38:55--> 00:38:57

people will keep dripping into your sales. Right?

00:38:57--> 00:38:58

That's the idea.

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

What's the ultimate objective?

00:39:01--> 00:39:02

You know, the shampoo I made from banana

00:39:02--> 00:39:05

peels or whatever I made. Right? That's that's

00:39:05--> 00:39:07

my objective. That's what I'm trying to sell.

00:39:07--> 00:39:09

At the end of it all, you're trying

00:39:09--> 00:39:11

to get a message out to people

00:39:12--> 00:39:14

as far wide as possible. Is the message

00:39:14--> 00:39:16

deeply rooted in something?

00:39:16--> 00:39:19

No. And what's the end objective of that

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

message?

00:39:20--> 00:39:22

The ben to benefit the one that's giving

00:39:22--> 00:39:23

the message.

00:39:24--> 00:39:25

To benefit the one that's giving the message.

00:39:26--> 00:39:27

If you look at the analogy of the

00:39:27--> 00:39:28

good tree

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

in the previous ayats,

00:39:31--> 00:39:32

At the end of it all, it produced

00:39:32--> 00:39:33

fruit.

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

Is the fruit benefiting the one who planted

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

it? Or is the fruit benefiting others?

00:39:40--> 00:39:41

It's benefiting others.

00:39:42--> 00:39:44

It's actually benefiting others. The effort of the

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

one who's planting a good a good word

00:39:46--> 00:39:48

and a good tree is not so they're

00:39:48--> 00:39:49

the beneficiary

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

in the end. They're doing it so others

00:39:51--> 00:39:54

are a beneficiary in the end and the

00:39:54--> 00:39:56

their own branches are pointed to the sky.

00:39:56--> 00:39:59

They're expecting from Allah and they're hoping other

00:39:59--> 00:40:01

people can benefit not because they're looking for

00:40:01--> 00:40:03

praise of other people, but when other people

00:40:03--> 00:40:06

benefit, it only elevates their own rank with

00:40:06--> 00:40:08

Allah. That's their hope. Right?

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

Now with this in mind, we're not gonna

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

talk about shampoos. We're gonna talk about other

00:40:13--> 00:40:15

things. We're gonna talk about different kinds of

00:40:15--> 00:40:16

religious ideologies,

00:40:16--> 00:40:17

cults.

00:40:18--> 00:40:19

You know, we don't have to talk about

00:40:19--> 00:40:21

Hinduism or Buddhism or Christianity or other. We

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

need to talk about the dirty laundry even

00:40:23--> 00:40:25

within the ummah, even within the the world

00:40:25--> 00:40:27

of Islam. So I'll share one one crazy

00:40:27--> 00:40:28

story with you,

00:40:29--> 00:40:31

and I will call it a night. And

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

this is this is about charlatans,

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

posers.

00:40:34--> 00:40:35

You had

00:40:35--> 00:40:37

this this actually happened in the United States.

00:40:37--> 00:40:39

There was some some guy came, sat in

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

the back of the masjid,

00:40:42--> 00:40:44

looked like a sheikh, like there's a sheikh

00:40:44--> 00:40:45

look. You guys know, you know, like a

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

like

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

almost floating,

00:40:48--> 00:40:50

You know? He's sitting in the back just

00:40:50--> 00:40:53

doing and just signing. And somebody comes, I've

00:40:53--> 00:40:54

never seen you here before.

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

I'm a traveler.

00:40:57--> 00:40:58

Everything is okay.

00:40:59--> 00:41:01

Oh, okay. So you you look like you've

00:41:01--> 00:41:03

been here for a while. You didn't eat

00:41:03--> 00:41:05

anything. It's okay. Allah will provide.

00:41:06--> 00:41:07

No. No, brother. Come to my home and

00:41:07--> 00:41:08

eat.

00:41:08--> 00:41:11

I takes the guy to his house, and

00:41:11--> 00:41:13

they have dinner. And he says, so where

00:41:13--> 00:41:14

are you from? I'm just a traveler in

00:41:14--> 00:41:15

this world.

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

We're all travelers in this dunya.

00:41:18--> 00:41:20

And then he starts talking about dunya and

00:41:20--> 00:41:23

Achera, and the, you know, what's gonna happen

00:41:23--> 00:41:25

on judgement day, and our sins and the

00:41:25--> 00:41:27

guy who's giving him dinner is like,

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

oh, the she really touched my heart.

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

Hey, Sheikh,

00:41:33--> 00:41:34

please come back tomorrow. I'm gonna bring some

00:41:34--> 00:41:35

of my friends.

00:41:36--> 00:41:37

No. No. No. It's okay. I don't want

00:41:37--> 00:41:39

to be a burden. No. Please, Sheikh. Please.

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

Come. And he brings him the next day,

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

and then this life is a journey, and

00:41:43--> 00:41:45

has nothing, and our sins, and there's 3

00:41:45--> 00:41:46

guys that are sick.

00:41:47--> 00:41:49

My my wife really needs to hear this.

00:41:49--> 00:41:51

Can I bring our can we bring our

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

families next week?

00:41:52--> 00:41:54

And he starts a whole thing in not

00:41:54--> 00:41:55

in the Masjid.

00:41:56--> 00:41:57

Do you wanna do this in the masjid?

00:41:57--> 00:41:58

No. No. No. No. No. I don't I

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

don't want to go to the masjid.

00:41:59--> 00:42:01

Plus, if you want to do this in

00:42:01--> 00:42:02

the home, it's okay. I don't want to

00:42:02--> 00:42:03

bother the masjid administration.

00:42:05--> 00:42:07

Goes and starts doing it in people's homes.

00:42:07--> 00:42:10

Now people start gathering around the sheikh, the

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

mysterious sheikh, and families are getting together. And

00:42:12--> 00:42:15

they're all sitting 3, 4 hours listening how

00:42:15--> 00:42:16

terrible they are and how ready for hell

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

they are, and there's no hope, and they

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

better fix their ways and all of it.

00:42:20--> 00:42:22

And he's got them a lock, and then

00:42:22--> 00:42:24

they come and say, where are you staying,

00:42:24--> 00:42:26

Sheikh? I noticed you have a lot of

00:42:26--> 00:42:27

clothes in your car. Are you staying in

00:42:27--> 00:42:29

your car? No. No. No. We can't have

00:42:29--> 00:42:30

that. Let me get you a let me

00:42:30--> 00:42:31

get you an apartment,

00:42:32--> 00:42:33

and let me set you up. No. No.

00:42:33--> 00:42:35

No. I don't want any No. Shit. Shit.

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

Shit. You have to There's not even a

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

choice. And now they get him a place

00:42:38--> 00:42:40

to stay. Now they're getting him food. Now

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

they're getting him money. He's not out he

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

keeps saying no no no no no no

00:42:43--> 00:42:45

no. And they keep giving giving giving. Eventually,

00:42:46--> 00:42:47

he has such a hold on these few

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

families.

00:42:48--> 00:42:50

He starts telling them, yeah, there's, you know,

00:42:50--> 00:42:52

the that that you pray in the masjid,

00:42:52--> 00:42:53

that's not even.

00:42:54--> 00:42:57

You know? And then, yeah, it's not. And

00:42:57--> 00:42:58

then they start having their own

00:42:59--> 00:42:59

jumah

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

with the with the sheikh in the living

00:43:01--> 00:43:02

room.

00:43:02--> 00:43:03

And then

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

then he starts telling them what to name

00:43:05--> 00:43:08

their kids when they're when they're born, and

00:43:08--> 00:43:10

who they should whether they should marry or

00:43:10--> 00:43:11

they should get divorced.

00:43:11--> 00:43:13

And then the women want their special with

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

the sheikh, with their for their own questions.

00:43:15--> 00:43:17

And he has a special hold on the

00:43:17--> 00:43:20

ladies in the in that community. And he's

00:43:20--> 00:43:22

got money, money, money, money from the he's

00:43:22--> 00:43:24

getting it, and he's sending everybody to Jannah.

00:43:24--> 00:43:25

He's doing it.

00:43:26--> 00:43:28

And all of a sudden, somebody finds out

00:43:28--> 00:43:31

that he was doing some inappropriate things that

00:43:31--> 00:43:32

I don't have to spell out to you.

00:43:32--> 00:43:34

He's doing some inappropriate things. And now they

00:43:34--> 00:43:36

wanna ask some questions. Next thing you know,

00:43:36--> 00:43:38

you can't find the sheikh. The van is

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

gone.

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

And in the sheikh, two towns over, is

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

another masjid somewhere,

00:43:45--> 00:43:46

and he's sitting in the back doing zikr.

00:43:47--> 00:43:50

And somebody comes, brother, sheikh, I've never seen

00:43:50--> 00:43:52

you around here. I'm just a traveler in

00:43:52--> 00:43:52

this dulia.

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

You know,

00:43:57--> 00:44:00

it sounds funny, but actually this exists.

00:44:01--> 00:44:02

These charlatans exist.

00:44:03--> 00:44:06

These people that sell people religion,

00:44:06--> 00:44:09

that manipulate people's emotions. For what purpose? For

00:44:09--> 00:44:10

their own gain.

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

For their own gain. For their own, you

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

know, hubris.

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

And they're doing this. They pick up they're

00:44:16--> 00:44:18

they're not rooted in any place. They're not

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

rooted in any ideas. That's why

00:44:22--> 00:44:22

notice the language

00:44:24--> 00:44:25

right above the surface of the earth as

00:44:25--> 00:44:27

if to say the roots never took hold.

00:44:27--> 00:44:29

They're right under the surface. There's nothing really

00:44:29--> 00:44:31

there rooted. And once they get picked up

00:44:31--> 00:44:33

from one place, they just set up somewhere

00:44:33--> 00:44:36

else and start the same problem again, and

00:44:36--> 00:44:38

then go somewhere else and start the same

00:44:38--> 00:44:40

problem again. Their prop their their the the

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

purpose isn't to benefit people. The purpose is

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

to raise your your your own tree as

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

high as possible

00:44:46--> 00:44:48

before the wind comes. And as soon as

00:44:48--> 00:44:50

the wind comes, I'm out. I'll set up

00:44:50--> 00:44:51

somewhere else.

00:44:51--> 00:44:54

Right? You know, in business, those of you

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

that are in biz in in in the

00:44:55--> 00:44:57

in the world of business, there's vertical

00:44:58--> 00:45:00

customer base and there's horizontal customer base. What

00:45:00--> 00:45:03

that means is if I have a million

00:45:03--> 00:45:05

customers and they all buy one thing from

00:45:05--> 00:45:07

me once a year or something or just

00:45:07--> 00:45:09

come and come and go, that's my horizontal

00:45:09--> 00:45:11

base. But if I have loyal customers who

00:45:11--> 00:45:14

understand my product, who are, you know, who

00:45:14--> 00:45:16

are brand ambassadors of mine, they come come

00:45:16--> 00:45:18

those are your vertical base. Right?

00:45:18--> 00:45:22

What Islam does it's interested in getting the

00:45:22--> 00:45:23

word out the Prophet

00:45:23--> 00:45:24

even said

00:45:25--> 00:45:26

vertically

00:45:35--> 00:45:38

to to knowing more about the Rasul

00:45:38--> 00:45:40

to knowing more about Allah etcetera etcetera they're

00:45:40--> 00:45:42

gonna start on a journey right but at

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

the end of that journey who's gonna benefit

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

They are. They're the they're the ones that

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

are gonna have the fruit and there'll be

00:45:48--> 00:45:50

a benefit to other people. That's why it

00:45:50--> 00:45:52

spreads the way that it does. And then

00:45:52--> 00:45:53

there are other ideas that spread, but the

00:45:53--> 00:45:56

reason they're spreading is somebody's making money off

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

of you.

00:45:57--> 00:45:59

You're they're making their content viral

00:45:59--> 00:46:01

because they're getting kickbacks from the end or

00:46:01--> 00:46:03

they're selling their banana shampoo or whatever the

00:46:03--> 00:46:04

hell they're selling.

00:46:04--> 00:46:06

Right? That's that's about them,

00:46:09--> 00:46:10

And that's it has no stability. It's not

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

calling to anything deeper.

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

You know, yesterday, I made some comment about

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

emotional rhetoric

00:46:15--> 00:46:17

in Islam, and I don't mean to be

00:46:17--> 00:46:19

condescending to any efforts or undermine any efforts,

00:46:19--> 00:46:22

but understand this. If even if you're gonna

00:46:22--> 00:46:22

give a fiery,

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

that fiery khutba should lead to something more

00:46:26--> 00:46:27

settled.

00:46:28--> 00:46:31

It's it's gotta it's it's it's bringing people

00:46:31--> 00:46:32

towards something more stable.

00:46:33--> 00:46:35

Because for example, if, you know, I'm in

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

Egypt

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

and there's, you know, you know, what used

00:46:37--> 00:46:39

to happen is people used to make, you

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

know, like what happened in Denmark and other

00:46:40--> 00:46:42

places, they made cartoons about Rasool alaihi wa

00:46:42--> 00:46:44

sallam or burning a mushaf and things like

00:46:44--> 00:46:47

that. Right? And we're enraged and somebody gets

00:46:47--> 00:46:48

up in a Muslim country and gives a

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

fiery khutbah about the honor of the prophet

00:46:50--> 00:46:52

salallahu alaihi wa sallam and how we cannot

00:46:52--> 00:46:54

tolerate him being dishonored alaihi sallahu alaihi wasallam.

00:46:54--> 00:46:56

Right? And so really fiery Khudbah and everybody's

00:46:56--> 00:46:57

speaking takmir.

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

So there's all this rage of 10,000 people

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

in the crowd that got really fired up.

00:47:02--> 00:47:04

What do they do with that rage? Now,

00:47:04--> 00:47:05

you see some of those guys in the

00:47:05--> 00:47:07

love of the prophet salallahu alaihi wa sallam

00:47:07--> 00:47:09

start burning down a KFC because it's fried

00:47:09--> 00:47:12

chicken and you know like flipping cars over,

00:47:12--> 00:47:13

burning tires,

00:47:14--> 00:47:15

causing damage,

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

you know, roads are blocked, some lady needed

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

to get to the hospital, the ambulance can't

00:47:19--> 00:47:21

get through because people love the prophet sallallahu

00:47:21--> 00:47:23

alaihi wa sallam. They're protesting right now.

00:47:24--> 00:47:25

Like, so you took that rage, but you

00:47:25--> 00:47:27

didn't channel it in a in a direction.

00:47:27--> 00:47:30

And what happens then? From there, Shaitan takes

00:47:31--> 00:47:33

good intentions and turns them into whatever he

00:47:33--> 00:47:34

wants to turn them into.

00:47:35--> 00:47:37

So it's not enough to actually agitate the

00:47:37--> 00:47:40

emotion or to excite the emotion. It must

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

be channeled in a proper direction. That's

00:47:43--> 00:47:44

That's actually

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

Now look at these last words, and I'll

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

let you guys go for the night. I

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

know it's late. Like,

00:47:54--> 00:47:56

Allah will firm up those who have believed

00:47:57--> 00:47:58

with the firm word.

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

Remember

00:48:00--> 00:48:01

and now

00:48:02--> 00:48:04

with Allah will firm us up with the

00:48:04--> 00:48:06

firm word. This is referring to the Quran.

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

Notice it used to be now it's

00:48:08--> 00:48:11

meaning from a word to entire speech. Meaning

00:48:11--> 00:48:14

there's a development, there's a progression. You started

00:48:14--> 00:48:16

with a word but now you're actually embodying

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

the entire word and a kalima was one

00:48:18--> 00:48:21

instance. At some point somebody said something good.

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

But

00:48:24--> 00:48:25

in this worldly life and in the next

00:48:26--> 00:48:28

life, that's actually a lifelong commitment to

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

We become people of straightforward speech.

00:48:32--> 00:48:33

What does that what does that

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

do? Actually, I I wanna take time to

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

describe this to you originally tomorrow because it's

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

this is an important concept.

00:48:40--> 00:48:41

The the tafbit

00:48:41--> 00:48:42

of alqooluthtabit.

00:48:42--> 00:48:44

This is the juice of these two parables

00:48:44--> 00:48:46

now, Allah is giving us the concluding ayah

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

in 28, and in it he says,

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

1 observation about this ayah I will tell

00:48:53--> 00:48:55

you today, and that is notice 3 times

00:48:55--> 00:48:56

Allah mentions his name.

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

3 times. Allah

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

says,

00:49:10--> 00:49:11

3 times.

00:49:11--> 00:49:12

Why

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

3 times? Because when someone has

00:49:15--> 00:49:17

then they remember Allah,

00:49:20--> 00:49:22

It's almost an isharah that you cannot

00:49:23--> 00:49:25

have you cannot have the firm word within

00:49:25--> 00:49:28

you without the excessive remembrance of Allah. Because

00:49:28--> 00:49:30

from a language perspective, you mentioned the noun

00:49:30--> 00:49:32

once and then you mentioned pronouns. You don't

00:49:32--> 00:49:33

mention, you know,

00:49:37--> 00:49:38

Right? But this is

00:49:39--> 00:49:41

It's actually constantly

00:49:41--> 00:49:42

Allah, Allah, Allah,

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

To emphasize

00:49:46--> 00:49:48

what does it mean for someone to have

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tomorrow in some depth.

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tomorrow in some depth.