Surah Yusuf #2

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Two Legacies Bound

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Salaam Alaikum Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Allah wilhemina shaytani r rajim Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim. Elif

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Nairobi and I local Tapi Lu una casa. Oksana Lucas RC Bhima hyena la Inca Kuru

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Cabo de la mina la hora de rubbish hourly salary where silly MD Dr. Tammy lasagna Coco Lee, but hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah holla AlLahi wa sahbihi Jemaine and my bad Santa Monica.

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So today, inshallah, I'm going to continue my introduction, and I've decided to organize it a little bit so that you guys can follow along and get the most out of the literary comparisons that I'm going to talk about today. Yesterday, I tried to make clear that the legacy of Masada saddam is intricately tied to his ancestor Yusuf Ali Salaam, this is Surah Yusuf, who is an ancestor of Lazaridis, right, and even the Egyptian elite recognized that there's a connection between the two. So what I want to start with is something that's historical, but also something that's in the Quran, I refer to an ayah, last time from suta. Lafayette, also called pseudo min. So that is number 34. So

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this is Surah, number 40. And number 34, I'll put it up here for you. So you can see. And that is what are called jochum. Use of human capital, we'll have a unit this is only a part of the ayah. Here a lesson is that the believer in the court of the pharaoh at the time of Musa turn to the Pharaoh and all of his parliament and made a reference to use of. And here's the reference that I talked to you about, it's only a part of it. While academia can be useful for men, who will not use have clearly brought you clear proofs and signs much before. So there's a few things here one, obviously he's making a reference to use of an exam that you guys now know. So now we know that the

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pharaohs are familiar with use of and his legacy. But he doesn't stop there. He says he came to you with proofs. He came to you with cleaner proofs. What are the clear proofs that use of Elisa Lambright and when you bring proof you want to bring bring proof for a case? Right? When you want to give a conclusion you have a thesis to support your thesis, you have proof. So clearly use of at least that I was trying to prove something to the Egyptian people to the pharaohs of the time, to the kingdom of that time. So what is he trying to prove? Well, all we know from the Quran, and even from the biblical account is the proof of use of a serum is that he gets divinely inspired to

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interpret dreams. And the dream of a king, which everybody else thought was nonsense was interpreted by use of a serum as seven years of famine, four or seven years of good produce, followed by seven years of drought, which is going to come later on and select User. So he interpreted the dream. And based on it, he created an entire economic policy, agricultural policy, they were able to stockpile and save food so that seven years when the water is going to run out, they're going to be able to survive. Again, we're going to talk about that in detail when that comes up in the surah. But for now, this is really important. Because the clear proof was clearly Yusuf Ali Salaam has information

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about these things that human beings don't have access to. He is connected to a higher power. He is a prophet of Allah and Yusuf Ali Salaam, if he is so faint, you know, not shy to share the message of Islam even when he was sitting in prison. Like I said yesterday, he certainly shared it when he had the platform of being a minister in Egypt and the governor of finance whatever preposition he had, that the Quran describes he had, he certainly talked to them about one God. What's interesting is the clear signs, in his case, where the interpretation of the dream and how by conserving water, and by conserving the the crop, he was able to save the land of Egypt. So the signs given to use of

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were the ones that saved Egypt. It's pretty incredible that By contrast, the signs given to use Musa alayhis salam are the signs that we're there to tell the Egyptians get your Get your act together, or you will be destroyed. Right. So it's the flip the signs given to Musa al Islam are showing them that they're heading towards the destruction as opposed to being saved. It's also pretty amazing that the conservation of water saved Egypt. And in the end, it is water itself that destroyed Egypt in the story of Mousavi saddam. So it's actually the same. This is a lot teaching us that something can be a blessing when you approach it the right way. And that same thing can turn into a curse when

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you approach it the wrong way. It's the same wind that we the breeze we feel that gives us relief. That same breeze can turn into a tornado, that same breeze can destroy life, right? It's the same wings that bring

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Crop bring, you know pollen, and they pollinate the earth. And it's and bring the clouds and it's the same winds that can carry a virus from one person to another. Right? It can be airborne viruses, it's windows still wind, but it's the same blessing from Allah that can turn into a curse that can turn into a trial. So that's perhaps one lesson we're learning here. So today I'm going to start making comparisons between these two legacies, the legacy of Yusuf Alayhi Salam and the legacy of Masada Sam, I'm definitely not going to be done today. We're just getting started today on these comparisons. I've decided to not rush through this stuff, and to take my time even if we get into

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Ramadan, which is pretty much around the corner. I'm going to finish these comparisons before we get into the story and take my time with them inshallah. Tada. Okay, so let's start here are some overall comparisons, Yusuf Alayhi Salaam, begins his journey outside of Egypt, in the land of cannon or cannon,

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and from Canon, which is that's how it's pronounced in Arabic from Canon. He is able to move his family into Egypt, and by the way, he was himself taken as prisoner into Egypt. And then he starts his life there. On the flip side, musala salaam story began inside Egypt. And by the time his story is done, they have to move outside Egypt. So one begins outside mister and ends inside missile, and the other starts inside missile and ends outside missile. And in doing so what Allah has done for us in the surah is he's shown us the history of the Israelites, how did they end up in Egypt? And how did they get out of Egypt? Right, so the story of use of holidays, saddam will tell us how they got

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in. And the story of Busan, Islam will tell us how they got out. So those two major migrations of the Israelites, the early migration, and the later migration are all captured between these two stories. It's also interesting to contrast that in one case, with Yusuf Ali Salaam, because he was such an asset to the king. You know, nowadays we have people that get immigration sponsorship, right, so one person becomes a citizen or whatever, and they're able to bring their family over from a different country and get them residents. And in a new country was an ancient phenomenon, use of a salon got citizenship, use of a song, got a government job, and now he's able to sponsor his family,

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and his family comes over and they all move in a dignified way in the land of Egypt and get government official housing to you know, so they get all of those perks that come with being from the family of use of money system. So it was the government or the and the government of the time really just means King. You know, it's not some constitution that King is the Constitution. We learned that in order to feed Benin Malik in the constitution of the king. That's the phrase used in the Koran. So the king gave his blessings and that's the only way Yusuf Alayhi Salaam was able to bring his whole family. On a side note, the king would not allow for a prisoner any anyone other

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than a prisoner to stay in the palace. Right unless someone's being detained. That's why early on before use of had made this case, he had to come come up with an entire story to keep his brother right. But now he doesn't have to come up with some secret story to bring his whole family clearly the king is now aware and he's allowing them to be sponsored. Right so they come with the Kings blessing. Now contrast that with use of with musala salaam, the Israelites are now afraid that and Allah has told musante salaam You better leave in the middle of the night because you are going to be followed in Nakamoto Barun you are going to be executed. And the pharaoh by the morning is going

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to give this long you know winded speech to his entire army and say in English in Middleton Kowloon, we're in the home lol Allah Hi, Yvonne. We're in knowledge me on how their own. This is a pathetic small group of people, people that have made us very angry. And this time we'll take every precaution we can. In other words, he's going in to kill every one last, every last living soul of the Israelites, man, woman or child he doesn't care. He's going to commit this kind of genocide. And the night before Allah is telling the Israelites to get out. So by contrast, one comes into Egypt, one family comes into Egypt, the Israelites, by the blessing of a king. And on the flip side,

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they're escaping Egypt because of the rage of a king. And also without his blessing without his permission. They're escaping. Right? How dare they escape without the king giving them approval, but that's what they do. Now another comparison, Yusuf alayhi salam, as I mentioned before, was celebrated as the savior of Egypt. That's why he got this government position. He saved their entire economy, Musa alayhis salam is seen as a threat to the Constitution of Egypt. He's actually seen as you know, a threat to their national security in near half, and you can see but you know, and you bet the Latina Come on, you'll head off it or they'll facade. The Pharaoh says, I'm afraid that he's

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gonna change all of your religion. And I'm afraid that he's gonna create chaos in the country. He's thinking that you know, getting rid of Musa is a matter of national security. Just like most use of Islam is a national Savior. Messiah is a threat to the same nations national security, according to the government establishment. And that brings me to the next point. Interestingly enough, Yusuf Ali Salaam became part of the government, while Musa al Islam is seen as anti

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establishment. It's the exact opposite, you know. And this is again, a remarkable thing. Both of them are prophets. Both of them are blessed by Allah. Both of them are guided human beings that are role models for us until Judgment Day. That's why I love what they're mentioned in the Quran. What is it like teaching us that it's not, you know, sometimes there's a time there's a time to stand against a felon. But even in the time of use of La Salaam, the government was actually not a believing government. The government was because he was still inviting them to Islam. Clearly, Allah describes and sort of Lafayette that he used to give, give them proofs for why he's a prophet, and

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why they should believe in Allah. But even sometimes working within a government that is not looking to oppress You see, Musa alayhis salam is coming to the pharaoh because he's enslaved the Israelites. And he's going to warn he's going to warn him and his government of the crime they're committing, and how Allah can take revenge for oppressing his people. But on the other hand, if you are working with an institution, or an organization, they're not they're not out to kill you. And they're even willing to listen, here you have use of honey, Sam, working peacefully within a government whose religion he doesn't share. He's working within them. And so whatever opportunity

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Allah gives you, you make the most of it. And you spread lies Dini, in whatever way you can, and this is use of Alison's remarkable career, whether he's inside of a prison cell, or in a government part parliamentary role. He's still spreading the word of Allah. Right? So Allah shows these two very contradictory and very opposing roles that a believer can find themselves and, you know, this is similar to in the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The the Abyssinian King was not antagonistic towards Muslims, he was Christian, but he wasn't, you know, he wasn't a Muslim either. And then you have Muslims migrating and even cooperating with that King and working with that King

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and being called at his behest and they actually settle down and have a senior so there's there's an interesting, you know, idea about where how Muslims can find themselves in different situations, and where they have to make the most of whatever position Allah has put them in. Anyhow, another interesting comparison was pretty remarkable use of Elisa Lam story starts with him out in cannon and they were a shepherd people. Right? So they're, that's what they do. And this is why early on, you notice, I'm afraid of wolf will eat him. Well, who experiences who has experienced with Wolves shepherds do right? So they're a shepherd family. And later on, he becomes royalty inside Egypt. So

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let me start again, use of starts as a shepherd and ends up royalty, right? When you study Mossad is that I'm sorry, it's the flip musalla. Islam starts as royalty in the Egyptian palace, he was adopted by the Pharaoh. So he's being raised as royalty. And later on, he runs off to meridian to save his life, and he ends up a shepherd. So it's flipped. And this is a last way perhaps, of telling us that our economic situation and our social status doesn't mean whether we're closer or further away from Allah. It doesn't mean that you know, if sometimes luck can give you more. And that's actually not a good thing for you. And sometimes it can take less away for you from you. And

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that may be a good thing for you. We don't know what's good or bad for us. The point is, a law does not if you know, people have this twisted notion, if Allah loves you, you won't have a hard life. While Allah love Yusuf Ali Salaam, and Allah love Musashi Salaam, and he put them both through difficulty and through ease. And one of them was not better than the other one started in what's in a in a worldly sense, a better situation musala Islam, he's actually starting off in royalty, but ends up in what arguably a worse situation actually turned out to be a better situation for him. And would use of honey, Sam, it's the flip, he's in a tougher situation in the beginning. And it turns

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out to be a better situation in the end, you know, so the starting and the endings have been reversed to show us that a level, you know, the story of their lives is almost reversed. And our stories don't have to be the same. So you don't have to look at somebody else and say, how can they have a life like that? I don't have a life like that. You so probably Sam's not gonna say how can Moses life story? Or actually musanze I'm gonna say how can you certainly Sam got to be a governor and he was fine. And I have to be excellent, you know, wanted for murder. He's not going to compare himself to someone else. Because he it's as if he's expecting a letter, right? everybody's life

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story the same way. They're not. They don't have to be. So we don't wish for what someone else has. Because Allah will give us our own trials and what you see as a blessing. Sometimes we see other people's blessings, but we don't see their trials. Right? We don't see their trials. And this is important. Sometimes we see their blessings and we don't see their trials. And sometimes we see their trials, and we don't see their blessings. And what happens most of most of the time with ourselves is we see our own trials. But we fail to see our own blessings. We have to become people that see the blessings and things that we enjoy and overlook and instead of being preoccupied with

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our trials, May Allah help us all with our trials. Okay, so now I'm going this was overall, but now today, my goal is to try to walk you guys through at least

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comparisons of the two parents involved in the story. This is pretty cool stuff. On the one hand, we're going to talk about the parent of use of a salon, and on the other the parent of massages. And the parent of use of a serum is the father yaku renesola, who's been talked about and the parent of musallam is called Musab the mother of Moosa, the Bible calls her Joe Hobbit. And Joe hobbit actually means tough hearted. That's the Hebrew meaning of the word. But anyway, so one is going to be an I've written here, use of story starts with a father. And by contrast, Moses story starts with a mother. Now, let's take it a step further. The father in the beginning of the use of story is

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fearful of a threat. But that threat is not an external threat like bandits or not even actually wolves. The real threat in his mind is his own family, his own other sons, he sees it, he sees they've got a problem. That's why the first thing he tells his son, when he shares the dream is don't tell your brothers. So he's afraid of his own family. He's afraid of an internal threat musala Saddam's mother, she's not afraid of an internal threat like in the family, she's afraid of the governmental threat of the Federal ordering all the newborn babies killed. So she's afraid of an external threat. This is perhaps a less way of contrasting for us that sometimes trouble comes to us

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from the outside. And it's out of our control. And sometimes trouble comes to us from the inside. And it's out of our control. For some people, their biggest threat is their family. So what if they're your siblings, siblings can even try to kill each other. So what if sometimes people can be parents, sometimes people can be spouses. You know, sometimes we have a nephew and niece cousins, but they can be it can be a very ugly situation, it can be very dangerous situation. And the same way, sometimes there are threats from the outside. So threats can come from anywhere. Don't assume that your trial will only come from the outsider, or will only come from the inside or it can come

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from any place. So there's a an interesting contrast there. And in both of them, they're protective, like user friendly asylums. Father Yaqoob is protective of use of red, he wants to hold on to his son musanze mother, obviously, she's got a baby, she wants to hold on to her baby. So they're both concerned about letting go of their child, you know that they want to keep them under close watch because how who else is going to protect my child, if not me? Clearly Yahuwah Salaam sees no one else around is there to protect my kid.

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Even his brothers are a danger to him. And clearly moose as mother sees nobody's there to protect my baby. The only one who can protect him is me. So they're both in a similar situation. And they're concerned and they're holding on to their children as best they can. Because they are they're concerned about danger that looms for both of them, okay?

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Then we find this really cool when user friendly said I'm told his dream to his dad, his dad says this work at olika. First, he says, Don't tell your brothers, they might scheme against you. The devil is clearly an enemy. Right? That's what he tells him. In other words, he's trying to emotionally protect him. He's even telling this kid, Look, I know your child, but you need to know some complications in our family. And the reality is you can't be naive. You can't just go telling your brothers like you happily told me. You chaired this dream with me. And you have this trusting relationship and kids trust family, right? So don't trustingly go telling your brothers, he wants to

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protect his child but he also then nurtures him. So protection of the of the emotional kind first, right? And then another emotional layer of nourishment. What does he do? What gallica just a beaker of buka Will you allow him to come into a hadith that is how Allah has selected you your special alleged chosen you when you are limoux come into vilella Hadith and Ally's teaching you the interpretation of all kinds of speech, I can see that you're very smart, and Allah has given you this talent, then he himself is teaching you how to interpret all kinds of things. All kinds of speech, where you Timonium matter who alayka and Ally's gonna complete his favor on you meaning you

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have a bright future. What I love about waco

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le jacoba not only will it look complete his favor on you, he's going to complete his favor on the family of Jaco now who's the one talking? He's saying it himself you a level favorite view. And because of you I was gonna favorite my family, meaning I'm proud of you, son, you're proud of this family Eliyahu and then he says come on uttama Allah about where you come in Pablo Ibrahima was Huck. Just like he completed his favor on both of your father's from not so long ago, Ibrahim and his heart meaning your grandfather and your great grandpa. So Allah has been doing this for our family. So he reminds him first he tells him of a bright future. Then he tells him about his noble

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past. Like you're a continuation of this noble past. So he's, he's emotionally and spiritually nurturing him and giving him loving advice. In naraba calima Hakeem your master certainly he is knowledgeable and he's wise.

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So he's the I wrote here emotional and spiritual nourishment. But if you contrast that with massage a salon, we find the first thing, Allah inspired her to feed her baby. So she's breastfeeding her child, and out of the he, you know, so she's physically holding her holding her baby. She's hugging her baby, and she's feeding her baby. That's physical nourishment. And that's physical affection. So there's a contrast between emotional and spiritual nourishment. And then there's physical, and you know, you know, bodily meaning food, and also hugs, physical affection. And there's two very different types of affection. Somebody can be affectionate with their words, but never hug. Right?

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Well, some people, some people have really tough dads that never give them a hug. This is how I go. How are you?

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That can be generals. You know, sometimes there are parents that are very loving physically, they hug and they, they you know, the pat you on the head, they take you to your favorite restaurant and all this other stuff, but they never talk to you. They never you never have a real conversation, or the only conversation you have is it how's your day? How's Okay, good. And life just goes on. So they're nurturing you physically, but they're not nurturing you emotionally and spiritually. In contrasting the two, Allah has shown two sides of this picture, perhaps, you know, and I've said it later on, you know, one highlighting the father one highlighting the mother, usually, you think of

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physical nourishment, like providing for the family safety for the family, that kind of thing. You usually attribute that to the Father. And then when it comes to, you know, nurturing and emotional conversation and even teaching religion, you sometimes associate that with the Mother, what Allah has done is flipped those roles as if to say no, both have to do both. You know, this is not the norm. Normally, you don't find a father being so emotionally involved in a conversation. You find the father being more involved in Did you finish your schoolwork? Did you you take clean out the backyard? Did you do this or that and just chores and work and safety. And that's it and providing?

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right but the kind of roles that have been reversed. The other really cool thing here is that use of Friday Salaam is, you know, young boy, and Messiah is a baby. And Ally's contrasting that when children are very little like babies, they need physical nourishment, they need to be held, they need to be hugged, they need to be shown the physical forms of nourishment and affection, feeding, hugging, holding, carrying padding, you know, and when kids get older, then they need to be spoken to. They need to be engaged emotionally and spiritually. We need to talk to them about Allah. And we need to talk to him about difficult things. He talked to him about his brothers. It's a difficult

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subject, which you have to talk to kids about it to make them emotionally stronger. We can't keep shielding our kids. So both sides of it, given the age as the age grows, then they can handle more. And we shouldn't treat them like babies until they get older. In my culture, Buxton, sometimes we have kids that are like 14 years old, and the moms are so good. Whoo hoo, did you

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stop? Easy, start treating them a little more maturely than that. Because if you treat them like a baby, they're never going to grow into men and women, they're going to keep acting that way. So we need to stop talking down to our kids. The other thing a lot of cultures have is teasing kids, like teasing them, making fun of them poking at them constantly out of a joke, instead of being nourishing to them. And that makes them very agitated people and they become that way and sarcastic and passive aggressive and their personalities because it was embedded in their personalities. Okay, let's move along. Because I gotta finish this parents thing today. All right. So

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this sort of should have been understood, but I think it's worthy of mention, you'll notice in the story of use of Elissa lambda mom's not been talked about. And inspired by inference. She's there but not directly she's never talked about. And in the story of Musa alayhis salam, the dad has never been talked about, like the mom of Messiah is there but the dad has never been talked about. And as a as a curious reader of any story, especially the Quran. When you're reading through the use of you're like, Hey, where's, where's the mom? What about Yusuf Ali? Sam's mom. And when you're reading Musashi somewhere, you're like, Where's use of Mousavi sounds Dad? Like? How come I never talked

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about his dad. So in one deliberately, the mom is missing. And the other one deliberately, the dad is missing. And that is perhaps Allah's way of telling us. Hold on, I got a dad story for you that you serve. And hold on. I got a mom's story for you that Mussa. So we focus on one parent and their role at a time. So they were kind of given special attention. These parents were in one case, the mom and in one case, the dad so we can focus on and learn guidance in regards to mothers, and in regards to fathers each. So this is a pretty amazing thing that a lot has done in both cases.

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Now, by the way, if you're wondering how many there are, I think they're 16. So yeah. So you want to go into

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sandwich. I'll keep talking. It's going live. It's cool. Okay, so Yusuf Ali is

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the father does not want I mentioned the father doesn't want to let his son go jacobellis and does not want to let use of go when his sons come, but they gave him the pressure him, they put, you know, this pressure on him and he finally lets them go in the woods. This is going to play along with us, he's going to run around and play. On the flip side, no mother would ever want to let go of her baby. And of all things to let go of your baby by putting your baby in a basket, which has not been tested for extreme watersports. It's not a canoe, but there's no guarantee it won't sink. And it's not a swimming pool. It's not a bathtub. Moms go crazy when you put a baby in a bathtub. Oh,

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there's too much water. Easy, easy. I want my baby drowning. When kids even look towards a swimming pool, mom's grabbed the baby and move to the next house.

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Writing is an extreme like babies and water moms get jittery about it. If If a dad takes a baby into the beach, and he's carrying the baby in his arms and he's walking into the water. The mom loses her mind. No, no, come back, come back, come back. You go dry and give me my baby. Right she doesn't she doesn't want the baby near water. And here a mom is being told to take her baby, put it in a basket and put that basket in a moving River. It's a it's not even a pool or a pond or a lake. It's a river. And the Egyptian rivers had crocs.

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But a lot of people know it had crocs and even experienced swimmers have a hard time swimming in a river. Because the waves are just tossing and turning your body anyway they go. And there are rocks in the river. So the basket floating can slam a rock and that's it.

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Or one strong wave and it can flip over and that's it. You know, like there's so many it's so illogical, what she has to do. So on the one hand, then how does she do it? She does it because she was inspired by a lot to do it. The Quran tells us

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well ohana, Allah only Musa and RB re for 50 olive oil tea phillium we reveal to the Mother Mother Mossad feed him and when you're scared for him, when the danger of the soldiers knocking down the doors to kill the babies get too close. Put him in the river. Just put him in there, protect the baby put in the basket, put it in there. That sounds crazy. But she did it because she had revelation from Allah. And I'll I'll dig into that a little more now. Use those brothers actually, when they said to their, to their father, let us have come with us. He'll play and run around. And the father said, No, I'm scared. I'm first I said I'm worried. I'm worried that your half will be.

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First of all, I'm afraid that you're going to take him away. So interesting wording. He said, let me dig into the I will dig deeper. I'm afraid you'll take him away. He didn't say I'm afraid you'll take him.

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Or you'll be with him. He said you'll take him away. So he was kind of right already. You could tell he's already thinking along those lines. You kids are not right in the head or in the heart. And then he says I'm afraid that woefully dumb. Well, how often do

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you notice how can I will feed him where we're strong. We're a band of brothers together, animals will run away from us. We hunt wolves, you know, in neither Luffy boy, if if, if they could eat him while we're around. Come on. We must be some lost people. We must be some serious losers in either law. Soon, we will be some serious losers for him to get eaten by wolves. Come on. We got so many brothers looking out for him. There's nothing to worry about. So they give him logical reasons. And after all that reasoning, the father is pressured enough. He knows they're not going to let up. And so he lets them go.

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The thing with a mom is it doesn't matter how much logical reasoning you give her if she's got it in her head. That's my baby. And that baby's in 1% danger. She ain't letting go for nothing. You give her all the reasons you want. You've got kids that say mom, I want to go to this college. well away from home. Yeah, I want to go away from home. No, you're not going. But it's the best school. I don't care. I got accepted. I don't care. It's a scholarship. I don't care. It's half the tuition. I don't care. But I already apply. I don't care. I'm gonna lose a year of school. I don't care. You're my baby. You're staying here. I don't want to hear

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because and you ask her why? She won't tell you why. And then later on, she'll say because I'm scared. Her fear Trumps all argument. You can argue anything in front of a mom when she gets scared. My baby safety comes number one. I don't even care what my baby wants. And my baby could be 35 years old nigga still act like she's a baby. He's a baby. That's what she could do. Then how in the world did mooses mother Let go of her sense of overprotection for her child. You've seen animal documentaries where like, bowls that are no match for a lion. When one of the one of the buffalo a baby buffalo is attacked by a lion. They come back the parent comes back and fights a lion. It's

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illogical. But it does it anyway because it's his child.

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It's her child. Here you have musante salaams mother, letting go of her protectiveness of her child over something not even logical, completely illogical, put a baby in the basket. Why? Because this is actually faith. She was given this revelation by Allah and her revelation was able to overcome even the strongest emotions. And this is a key revelation from Allah, when somebody truly believes his fight the instruction from Allah is sometimes sometimes fighting against your feelings. And your feelings have to get crushed before the revelation of Allah, because no one loves you. And no one is mindful of protecting you know, what is looking out for you more than Allah you and I start

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thinking, we're looking out for ourselves more than the word of Allah.

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The little motorcycle guy go, okay.

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So that's the, the word of Allah is there to love and protect us more than even we think we can do for ourselves. And that's what she understood. So she put her emotions aside, she put them aside and law gave her the strength to put them aside, which is coming a little bit later on. Anyway, another comparison, the father said to me, he mentioned two feelings he said they are Zuni and that will be it certainly worries me and makes me sad that you will take him away with a half an Yakuza who will and I'm afraid so worry and fear to emotions. On the flip side in the story of Musashi Salaam the mother is told what are the haffi well our destiny and don't be afraid and don't worry and the flip

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sometimes fear first worry second sometimes worry first and fear second, and that's going to be inshallah long conversation when we get into that is about fear and worry. And why those emotions in that order in those two orders are really important to understand. Because a person goes through traumatic experiences, sometimes starting from worry and ending and fear and other times from fear and long term worry thereafter. Okay, so inshallah we'll we'll look at both of them. Now.

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The next comparison, the father cries out when the sons come back with the blood, bloody shirt, and they make up the story. You're right, Dad, I guess a wolf did get them. I don't know how you knew. So when they give him this the story, the father is upset. And he says, Well, lahoma Stan, you know for several Jamil i the only thing left to do for me now is to have patience. And only allows help can be sought against the creative lies you're coming up with. Will LaHood Mr. Amato soon, so he cries out for help. And he's gonna try to find patience, but he speaks out. And later on we find his he lost his eyesight that's coming to. On the flip side, the mother of Moosa, she put the baby in

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the water, the babies floating away. What would a mother do five seconds after making that decision? Oh my god, what have I done? That's my baby. But she would have a reaction. But nope. Allah says what a spa for me mozaffarian. In that little dB, she almost exposed what she had inside. She almost showed her heart for what it was because that's her baby floating away. Lola roboton. Allah can be had we not given firmness to her heart. So she doesn't say a word. Most jacobellis some says the words of sobor cries out. Moses mother has to hold all of her emotions in because even if soldiers walk in, they don't see a baby but they see a lady crying. And they're like, why are you crying?

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There's got to be a baby. She can't even give that up. She has to contain all of her emotions inside. And that's actually a power of law gave her a leg of strength to her heart. Lola roboton Allah cobia now this is important because on the Why did she have part of the strength that she had to hold her emotions was because even before she put the baby in the water, a lot told her in Narada who la key we will return him to you. We will return him to you jacoba salaam was given no such promise that you will be returned. I didn't tell him. But you know what's what's even more interesting to me about this? Is Yahoo is a prophet and she's not.

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And you would expect a prophet should get revelation and a nonprofit should not get revelation. And who's the one who's a prophet Yahoo gets no revelation that use of is coming back. And the one who's not a prophet Moses mother gets revelation that the baby will come back.

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Because Allah will give in the heart to whoever he wills. When Alexander inspired the be, Allah can inspire you know, Allah says well how buka Allah Natalie, Allah revealed to the be luck and put inspiration inside of believers hard to we're learning in this role. Sometimes revelation or a feeling from Allah is withheld. Sometimes it's even relief is even withheld from a prophet.

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So who are you and I like when did it login and give me relief? Ask Yahoo Gandhi's

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but sometimes you don't have to be a prophet for a letter send angelic, you know, calm into your heart Even though you're not a prophet like the mother of masahisa so she can do the hardest thing she's ever done in her life. She could never have done that on her own. She had to have some divine heavenly help to make her heart strong enough to put that baby in a basket and Allah gave it to her by her promise. We'll give him back to you. in Nara de la ke. Okay.

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Now, use of Elisa Lam's father soon after hearing that the Son has been lost, doesn't know what happened has son really because he knows they're lying. Now it's one thing that you know your child died. It's another to not know what happened. And to the only people who know what happened are lying to you. And they're not telling you what really happened and you can't get it out of them. This is the most traumatic thing that keeps him crying and crying and crying until the Quran describes what we are, but I know who his eyes turned white, meaning he became blind out of crying. On the one hand, you find jacobellis around cried so much that he went blind. And Allah did not tell

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him that your child is you know, going to be returned to you or your child is okay. Or he's in Egypt now. Or he's and he's being you know, he's serving in a household now. He's safe for now. He doesn't tell him any of that stuff. He doesn't say the angels are guarding him in a well now. He didn't tell him any of that stuff. And he's crying and crying and his eyes become white. And on the flip side, you have Moses mother. What does Allah say about her a few hours later, a few hours later, the you know, his sister Musa sister goes and comes back and gets her hired as a wet nurse. Allah says Kay Takara. I knew her well.

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So her eyes could become cool. And she wouldn't be sad. So you got a father whose eyes are so warm, they turn white. He's so sad. They turned white and the other the mother's eyes become cool, meaning she's now crying tears of joy, because she's been reunited with her child. And these both things happen soon after the baby and the child has been lost.

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Okay.

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Now, use of Elisa Lam his sons are a lost cause it seems no matter how much he tries to reason with them, he can't get through to them. So the only thing he can do is submit. He's got no support system around him. He's got nobody else to support him. So the only option he has is submit. On the other side. Moosa, his mother has his sister, who is a good daughter, who is a good listener who is obedient. So she unlike us, of which, you know, people think Yusuf Alayhi Salaam had kids, he could have just yelled at them. He could have just told them no, tell me what really happened. They wouldn't listen. How can we did he just had suffered like, he left it to Allah. He didn't just leave

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it to Allah. This is a lovely way of telling us from the outside, it looks like listen carefully. Now. From the outside. It looks like you had so many options. Why didn't you take them.

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But on the inside, you'll realize that this person did not have any options. It was much more complicated and much worse than it looked from the outside. From the outside. It's so easy to judge and say how can we didn't just tell her sons? Hmm.

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But on the other side, look at the flip. What is Moses mother do when she lets her baby go? She doesn't say Oh, sabrewing Jamil. I guess I can't fight against the Pharaoh. I just have to have Southern now. No, she's she takes her daughter and says go follow him. Go follow him. What does that mean? And you know, if she did nothing we would understand.

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We'd say well, what could she do is it's the Pharaoh. It's the mightiest army on Earth. The baby's gone in the river. I mean, all she can do now is have suffered a loss and he'll bring the baby back. So a lot will bring it back. She doesn't have to do anything.

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But you know what? You learn something on both sides. Sometimes it looks like you can do something. But the reality is, you know that you can't do anything other people think you can.

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On the flip side, sometimes the world thinks you can do nothing.

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But you still can. She does. She tells her sister, his sister to go out and follow Him. Even though following him is not going to crush the Egyptian army. He's not going to save the baby, not logically. But that's the least I can do at least follow him. Let's find out what happened. At least she takes whatever steps she can. This is a lot teaching us that we always have to look around exhaustively. Is there anything I can do? When I'm stuck in a situation? Is there anything I can do? Is there any support that I have? Even if it's a child, in this case, it's a child. You know, some people say I have no support system. Nobody understands my pain. Nobody's there to carry my way is

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the kid. This is a kid. Sometimes your support system comes from the most unlikely places. But with use of Jacobi Sam is truly isolated. He's older, his sons are rebels. He has nobody supporting him around at all. And the youngest brother is way too young right now. He's a baby himself, then you mean? So he's got no support structure. So what this is teaching us is

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Look for any support option you possibly can. The other thing that this teaches us is we don't just rely on a law, we relying on a law means that a level give us people or blessings in our life to support us to take whatever steps we can. We don't just wait for angels to come and help. We have to take steps ourselves that allows help. So this daughter was on less help.

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By the way, inshallah, tomorrow session is going to be about the siblings. Today's is about parents. Tomorrow's one is about the siblings almost done here. Okay.

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Yusuf Ali, Sam's father is hopeful he's still optimistic he's still missing use of as of use of is gonna come back. You know, if you thought the use of is gone, and he's no longer sad for him. He can move on. But he's not moving on years go by and he's still crying. still hopeful little hope makes him cry even. And he has no revelation. And on the other side, musala Sam's mother keeps hope because she has revelation. What does that mean? Sometimes you have a guarantee from Allah. Sometimes you don't have any guarantee. But you still have to keep hope alive. It also teaches us it's okay to cry. It's okay to cry so much that you're about to lose your eyesight. It's okay to be

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so sad and so overwhelmed by a circumstance that you're almost nearing death because that's what his brothers said to their father. Years later, de la heat death Guru usofa takuna. Hey, Robin,

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are we swear to God? Are you going to keep missing you serve until you die? Until you're going to be a court, you're killing yourself. And you know what Allah is telling us? Sometimes there is grief like that. You can't just tell somebody Don't be sad. Stop being sad.

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If a prophet has the right to cry like that, if a prophet has a right to be sad like that, then you don't get to go to somebody and say, have suffered.

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You should have somebody should be a better believer, you're gonna be a better believer than jacobellis around. We should have more empathy for people that are going through something like that. And suffer is not and he's the one who said suffer. Suffer doesn't mean you don't cry.

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Right? Because he said, several Jimmy, he's the prophet of Southern and yet he's the one crying. He's the one overwhelmed so you're being emotionally overwhelmed, does not mean you lack sub. Lacking sub means your emotions make you disobey Allah, your emotions make you lose hope in Allah, your emotions make you you can still feel sadness, fear, grief, anger, anxiety, you can feel all of those things, but none of them take you away from your faith in Allah. That's somewhere that you don't cross a line.

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You know, when sometimes people get emotionally overwhelmed, they say, I don't know what Allah wants for me. That's you losing suburb. Everything else was okay. That was that was why you should should have been crossed. On the flip side. musante Sam's mother was given divine sub divine help from Allah and with and it's because of that, that she didn't lose her mind any mother in that situation would have lost her mind. But she was able to keep her composure.

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Then Yusuf Ali Salaam, this is contrast. years later the dad is reunited with his son right? years later. So years of crying. And Moosa is reunited with her baby hours later. And hours later, it's incredible. And what's even more, I didn't even write this, it just came to me.

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You serve is bringing his father and everybody back. Because you serve is the source of nourishment. Now, Allah has made him the source of it is because he's the one that's got all the nourishment for all the land. So including his family, he's going to be the one responsible for feeding his family because his family's starving. Actually, that's why they came to Egypt because they were what starving. So the family is coming to use of because the family is starving. But in the story of Musa the man came to Musab because Moosa was starving.

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He's the one that needs to drink the milk. So she's coming to feed him, so hon Allah. This comes from both ways. Sometimes the parents become a source of risk for the child, sometimes the child becomes a source of risk for the parents. And both of those are flipped opposite one another. So it's incredible. It's incredible. It's also remarkable that we're kind of embedded in the story. When we're little. Our parents provide us risk. Like Moosa is a baby and the mom is providing him with risk. And when we get older, perhaps our parents aren't able and we have to take care of their risk when they're not capable to so that that kind of embedded lesson inside of the two stories

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then use of Elisa Lam when he told the dream to his dad, his dad told him keep this a secret don't tell your brothers remember, but he he told him this he told him keep this a secret now there's a secret in the musah story to the secret in the Moses story his use of Elisa Musashi Salaam sister was told follow him when the big basket was going in the river mom said follow him. But you know what the Quran describes that because he that when she said follow Him, okay, for bustle would be bus would not be here and gentlemen, well

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The yellow moon in solo describes the subtle causes that she kept an eye on him. From a side glance, she didn't look straight at the basket and say, Oh my God, that's like my brother in the basket. That's why I'm following him. She didn't do that. She's walking along the bank of the river, and she's keeping an eye from the side. In other words, she doesn't even want people knowing that she's looking at the basket, bustle to be here and gentlemen, welcome level, and they don't know. Meaning people around her don't know that. That's her brother. In other words, she kept a secret. What's her secret that that's my brother, that there's a baby in that basket. And later on, she kept another

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secret when the wet nurses were coming out looking for somebody to feed Musa. She said, Hello lucuma Annie bitin yaku Luna, Hola, como nosotros? Should I tell you have a family, they might be able to take care of him. There's somebody that might be able to help. He's talking about our own family. She doesn't say that she keeps out of what she keeps that a secret. So there are two secrets. Yaqoob is telling us to keep a secret.

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And mooses sister is also keeping a secret. Now, why is this important? It's important because sometimes our children are street smart. And sometimes our children are not street smart.

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Use of Islam is not street smart. He's too gullible, and naive and innocent. So if he sees this dream, he might globally shared with his brothers. So he has to be told, don't tell your brothers. Because the father knows you're way too innocent. You don't know how crooked people work. So I need to spell this out for you.

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But Moosa sister is street smart. She knows what it's like to live in the oppressive land of Egypt. She knows what the soldiers are like, she's dealing with the outside world every day. So you know what the mother just says, follow him. She doesn't say follow Him and keep this a secret. And don't tell anybody. She didn't say any of that. She the girl did this all on her own, didn't she? She figured all that out. And she didn't say and by the way, if they come looking for you, don't tell him then that you're your sister. She figured all this out on our own. In other words, sometimes, and that doesn't mean that Musa sister is a better child than you use. Elisa, what a less teaching

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us is sometimes Allah gives us children that are very world smart.

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They're sharp, they can pick up on things. And you should be as a parent sharp enough to know which children are sharp in some things, and dull in other things. user friendly salon is so profoundly wise when it comes to some other things, yes or no. And yet, he's not very clever when it comes to understanding his brothers intense.

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And Moosa sister is no prophet, she has no revelation, but she understands how the world works. She knows how the streets work. So there's different kinds of wisdom. And you have to recognize which wisdom your child has. And take advantage of it, let them let them utilize it. So she says, you see two very different kinds of personalities of kids, and how they have to deal with the outside world. It's incredible that that contrast is laid out. The other remarkable thing is, you would think, naturally, that, you know, girls should be protective, and be inside. Right? And they're safer at home. The safety is at home. But she's the one protecting the child by going outside. And boys are

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supposed to be outside. And yet the boys in danger at home with his own brothers. The contrast there to Allah, what Allah does is he doesn't give us the typical picture. He gives us the a typical picture, just to tell us, not everybody lives has the same kind of life. Not everybody has the same kind of situation. There's a variety of situations.

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I know it's a long session, the Ramadan ones will be short, because you'll be fasting, I'll be fasting too. There'll be 30 minutes, but this comparison stuff, I gotta I gotta get it out of my system and you got to get the parenting 16 right until you 16 or are so good. Okay.

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Now, by contrast, pretty interesting also, Yousaf was being put in the well, and Allah told him you will be telling him you will be telling them one day what they did to you. A lot told him there's going to be a reunion. Yes. On the flip side, moose as mother was told there's going to be a reunion with you and your baby. So on the one hand, the child was given revelation that a reunion will happen, and on the other the parent was given revelation that a reunion will happen.

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And so that's a brief one. Then

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you Yusuf Ali Salam finds his parents, and he raises them through it to an Egyptian throne. or above way he added. He raised them on the throne. He put them on he honored his parents. musala Islam's mother is brought back but she's turned into a witness a servant in the house. Right. So what we're learning is sometimes and by the way, eventually use of other use of AI Sam was royalty eventually. And he traded his parents also like royalty. But Musan is

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Salaam became royalty eventually, but was not able to treat his mother. like royalty, she still remained a servant secretly, right? She had to maintain that role. What Ally's teaching us sometimes is that we have limitations and how we can serve our parents.

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If you're able to raise them to a throne, you're able to raise them through to a throne, like use of, but sometimes you might even make it to a throne, but you're not able to bring them to it. No matter what you do, the circumstances won't allow it. Right? So you, that doesn't mean you're not good to your parents. That just means Allah created a different set of circumstances for you, where there are limitations, and you have to do the best within the limitations that you have. Everybody's got a different story. So what somebody else did for their parents, and you're like, I wish I could do that for my parents. Well, maybe Allah didn't give you the same set of circumstances. Maybe you

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have to you have to scope out your own story, your own circumstances and see what best you can do. Right? And this is electric, showing us the diversity of circumstances and how we have to be on our best and finally,

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the Father gives and actually I I actually explained this one to you already how Musa sister was not given much instruction. So I put that at the end here. And that's actually it. Because this one says okay, bye barakallahu li COVID to hacking when the value er can be activated. I'm super excited about the series Solomonic.