Surah Yusuf #41 – V62-65

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Now a little bit later I'm going to show you one overarching theme.

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Color if at any age it will be a boy. I tell him he heard him now. Lumia de funa even color boo.

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him la la homea.

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phenom Roger

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B him.

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Mooney, amin

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ahana an actor

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in LA hula have even

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called Manu Kumar in

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tokenizer he mean, Allahu hiren Have you bought

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one one hour hammer War II mean? While I'm fatter who met at

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the bar? I tell him that he

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never he had he be able to narrow that in when I mean you wanna ahana when Is that okay?

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The DKK dunia see.

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Rubbish. Actually. Sorry, we're silly Emily looked at me lasagna, oh colleague for hamdulillah salat wa salam, O Allah Sunita, an early he was actually here, ah, mine. And my bad once again, everybody. So I want to lay it out over accardo I'm going to try to cover is 62 to 65. Today of select Use of this is a fairly straightforward part of the story. But I know that a lot of you tune in with your families. And there are kids also listening. And this is not a part of the story that's meant for adults, but rather a part of the story that a lot of people get confused about. And especially if you read the English translation, it's not very obvious. Actually, I even did a litmus test with

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Valerie had her read the translation. And she even said that this is not very clear to me. So what I'm going to try to do first is kind of lay out the scene for all of you. So you understand what's happening here and what's being talked about. And then we'll go into the phrases in some detail. So, you know, there are two things that I want you to get out of these sessions at the very least the first of them is to understand how the story progresses. Right. So what actually happened, and what is the law saying happened? And the other is what can we learn from it? How does this benefit us? What are some lessons and wisdoms that we derived from it, so those, both of those parts are kind

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of, you know, have to be taken into account. So let me just kind of set the scene from where we left off. Last, Yusuf Ali Salaam has now had an encounter with his brothers. They didn't recognize him.

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You know, Egypt has gone bankrupt. You know, the people have gone bankrupt, but the government has storage of food, and neighboring countries, neighboring villages that are beyond the Egyptian Empire, because it's not a super world power yet. But those other regions are also starting to go bankrupt. Because of the drought. They don't have food either. So now people are starting to bring whatever savings they have whatever money they have to buy food, or at least to buy seeds or whatever. It's so they can replant or try some something at least right. So people are bringing in all of their goods. And so usage brothers who are now older, we can assume they probably are adults

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and have families of their own. So they've gotten married and they have children of their own whatever, right? That's, that's all happened because there's still not a bunch of teenage boys hanging out. That's changed. It's been many years since then. So they have families to feed and they're gonna come with, you know, whatever money they had saved up because the only place they can get reasonable prices for food is in Egypt because of use of Artesia them. Otherwise there would be very high prices for food because people would take advantage of that need. That's what I talked to you guys about last time, right? So when they come use of recognizes them, they don't recognize him.

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And Yusuf Ali Salaam sees that they didn't bring not all 11 of his brothers didn't come his youngest brother who's younger than him even the Bible calls him Benjamin or Mufasa. Don't call him Binyamin. His name is not mentioned in the Quran. But he's the one that that shares a mom with Yusuf Ali Salaam. So something I didn't mention is jacobellis. Ron had more than one wife and the 11 sons that he has. They're not from two wives. They're from three or four wives. And so each and every few sons are from a different mom. That's what it is the dads the same. There are multiple moms in the story. Okay, so the mom that you know, so they're all has half brothers in that sense, right? So they share

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a dad but not the mom, but the one that says whole brother is is Binyamin is Benjamin. That's the youngest one. So the last two are from the last wife of you have already set up. Those are the ones that they didn't like so much. So when they didn't have use of the pick on they were picking on Binyamin and we didn't didn't say Well, God doesn't love us because he puts all his love and attention on us have. They got rid of use of our great use of 2.0. That's him so they couldn't get rid of him.

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But they were still treating him badly. And usefully, Sam could assume when he saw them, he recognized them. He also recognized that they haven't changed much. And he figured out pretty quick, even though they didn't spell this out to him, that they are probably treating him the way they used to treat me. And I need to do something to salvage the situation, you know, solve this situation right now, immediately, right? So he put, he starts putting together a plan. And part of that plan is Listen, you have brought to me the record that says that there are 11 of you. And then there's your father and your families and whoever else, where's the 11th brother. And they say, Well, he

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didn't call him our dad doesn't let him come with us, etc, etc. He says, Well, I don't believe that you have an 11th brother. And if you did, he would be here. So I cannot give you because you know, each person has one camel load, if you will, a food or one horse load or mule load, whatever it is per family, right. So they want food for all 11. But they're only going to get food for 10, they're not going to get food for the 11th. And he says I'm not going to give you that until you bring him back to me. And if you fail to bring him back to me, that means you're lying. That means you tried to get a free extra cargo for like an extra family. And you falsely reported that you have a brother

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now he knows that's not the case. But he's trying to let them know that you can trick the authorities like that you have to prove yourselves to me, and that's why you're gonna bring him back to me, this 11th Brothers, brother of yours, you need to bring him to me, that's what we studied before. Right? So and he's making it look like this is a legal proceeding, this is something they have to do to make sure that they are not held accountable for lying to the government to try to get funds from the government. By the way. It's interesting that in some countries, where Muslims are a minority, and they have been given different kinds of provisions, they take pride in lying to the

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government for getting benefits. And so it was the kofod we're getting it from them, as far as money, so it's completely halaal. Right. And here you have Yusuf Ali Salaam, taking care of a majority nation that isn't believers. And he won't let anybody be taken advantage of. But under that legal framework, he says you need to bring your brother to and if you don't bring that brother, then don't come back yourselves. Basically, that's the summary of what I've shared with you thus far, don't even come back yourselves. You're not going to get any food from me here. for lack of a better community without a problem. There's no way you're going to get anything. Kale, by the way is

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measuring volume. So no bags are no storage, no food storage, are you going to get from me it's not about weight. It's about volume or size, right? You're not going to get bagfuls or you know, mule falls from me. And not only will you not get that you're going to not be allowed in this country anymore. Now they know because they know what the situation in the world is. This is the only stable place left if they don't have access to that they're doomed. So with that, having said to them, he sends them off right now they're gone. That's what we did last time. And they tried to convince him No, no, don't worry. When we go back, we'll make sure that we pull them out of away from his dad.

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We'll get we'll get our dad to give him up. We'll get it done. Don't you worry, sir. And that's when they leave. Right. So they're going because even though they got food for this year short of one, they don't want to lose the chance to never be able to get food again. Because they don't know how long this drought this economic crisis is going to last. So they need to make sure that they come back and this time they come back with Binyamin you with me so far. So with that said, Now they've come back home and they came back home with these bags full and now they're going to have a conversation with their dad. But before that use of honey Salam did something that we didn't expect

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so listen to this carefully. Well Carla Lafitte Yanni and he said meaning use of said to his young servants, so 50 honor his own personal servants, which is pretty cool. Because earlier on he was the father, he was the young servant, right? And now he's got young servants and he's telling them what to do. So what does he tell them to do? He says, a lot I thought home fairly highly him take their goods and put them in their bags. Now this sounds weird, but let me just help you understand. They came in let's just say with bags of coins to pay for food, right? those bags of coins they hand over to the Treasury. Their names are written this bag was handed over by so and so so and so so and so

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family of so and so this many bags of rice, this many bags of flour, that's what you're gonna get. Right? So there's a record of what payment you gave. And there's a record of what you're supposed to receive right now they gave they handed over the bags of money, the coins, whatever the currency they had. They handed that over. Now they're waiting to receive their food supply.

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Then earlier on, you saw when they came to use of Elisa, he made sure they got their food supply for them. nyjah has a homie jazzy we read that already. So he loaded their food. So now they have their food. They can go now they paid the money. The money's been deposited and they got their food right. Now Yusuf Ali, salaam

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His servants, go back and find the bags of money that they deposited. Get me those exact bags that they handed over with the money, the exact coins that they put in that in that bag and bring it back to me. And when you're loading up the flour and the rice and all that stuff into their into theirs cargo, slipped those bags back in,

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slip those bags back in. So I want you to understand by analogy, what's happening here, you paid $100 to buy something from the store, you handed over the cash, you receive the goods, you walk back home, when you walk back home, you take stuff out of your bag and the $100 that you put in there. Literally you just for fun, you signed your name on the $100 bill. And the same exact $100 bill that you use to pay at the grocery store is in your bag. Wait, this isn't even some other $100 bill, this is the one that I that I gave away, you understand. So he, before we go further, I want you to stop and think about what's just happened here. Yusuf Ali, Sam is running such a tight ship in this

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government, that not only does he control what people pay, but exactly which coin was given by who? And which bag was it put in is on record. So you don't have to ask them what did you pay? like nobody gets their paperwork lost. So he can tell his servants go and get the money that they paid their goods, what they gave in order to get the food go exact, get exactly that. And he says that allow him yadi funa, so that they can understand they can recognize it. Wait, this is the back I paid with. These are the exact coins that we gave coins weren't printed in a mint like nowadays, right? They're kind of they're not as standardized as they are now. So when they have their own

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coins that they took so long to preserve, they know what they look like. And plus their own currencies, not Egyptian currency, they brought gold or whatever they brought silver, whatever precious metals or currency they brought is from their land. So it's not even Egyptian currency. So they clearly recognize it, right? So Yusuf Ali, Hassan has given them all their food, and has actually paid for all of their goods to given them their money back without telling them, put it back in their bags. And that's what he told his servants to do. Now, this reasons before I go further, let's as we translate, let's understand the questions that this raises Yusuf Ali Salaam is

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in a position of government. And those monies that are being deposited are not as personal funds, those are government funds, right? Those are government funds. So you could argue, well, why is he using government funds and taking them out and putting them into his family's account? Because isn't that what that sounds like? Because they paid the government money, and then the money is back with them. Right? It's not his to give back to them. But technically, there's something on a technicality. There's something called discretionary funds, meaning as a governor, Yusuf Ali Salam can decide this one, just give them free food. This one gives them their money back, this one go

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easy on them, you know, there's the law, but a good judge will apply the law hardline, sometimes, and other times they will go easy and relax the penalty or forgive the ticket or, you know, take the points off the license or reduce the sentence or let somebody go free for apologizing, the judge can do that. Right. So the judge has that discretion. They have that room, he's been given that room to make whatever financial decisions he wants, that's not considered corruption on his part. So he can and what is he doing it for? He's giving that money, because he's actually interested in saving a life, he recognized that their hatred can be so poisonous that they were ready to kill me.

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And if it gets that bad, they might even be ready to kill my brother. So he allows for this to happen. my reading of it, the stokercon hasn't clearly mentioned this. But Allahu Allah, I feel that the mention of fifth Yani, he told his servants to go do this, his servants don't have the authority to take out those bags, you understand that? So he most likely even personally paid with his money, his own savings, put that money in the Treasury and got their exact coins out and gave to them and had his servants do that. So that it's you know, the Treasury is not affected by this. So on the one hand, legally, he does have discretionary right to do that. But I would imagine that he actually

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even you know, redeposited whatever those funds were in any case, so he puts this How has the servants put this, this these bags and the thing is, these are servants, right? That he told them to do this. And if you tell the servant, hey, grab those bags, put them in there.

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It's not all you need to do. And a service not a servant or a slave. Actually, these are not interns. These are slaves, right? The slaves not gonna say excuse me Why?

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Uh, you're a slave. You do whatever I tell you to do. You have to explain myself. With my instructions to you know, I don't write as a slave master.

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does not have to explain his instructions just tells you what to do when you do it. You're gonna do it because I told you to you understand that. Now listen to the ayah. He says to his slaves, his young slaves, he says, please their bags, place their goods back in their bags so they can record so that they can recognize them. Even call abou la Li him when they reach back to their families when they return back to their families.

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Does he have to explain to these young servants, I want you to put this back so that eventually they recognize that it's theirs, when they go back to their families? That's an added detail that those servants don't need. Technically, all the servants need to hear as what? Take the stuff, put it in the bag. That's it? Why are you doing this? Sir? That's above your paygrade I'm the prime minister of the country, you're the luggage carrier. I don't need to explain why I'm telling you to do something, you understand that. But it seems Yusuf Alayhi Salam went out of his way to explain to his servants, you know, make sure you put this in there. So they when they go back home, they can

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recognize it's the same money. That's number one. Then he says, Well, I love him, your God. He didn't stop there. He said are not well are alone. Just not Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah God so that they'll come back so that they will come back? Well, let me explain what this means. When they get back home, the expectation of use of La Salaam is they're gonna find all this, you know, this food that they got, that's great. They're unpacking the food, they find all the money they saved up that they thought they spent to get this food, they didn't lose a penny of it all of its back. And they know the king did this on purpose. Yes. So they now know that the king is extra generous to them.

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There is no because you know how you said, if you don't bring your brother, you'll never come near me again. Now they're like, there is no way, we're not going to take an opportunity to go see that King again, who set us up for an extra year. I mean, this must have been a few years of savings that they barely scraped up to get this food. And now they don't have to do that. Again, it's free. It's basically they got a year's worth of food for free, right. And they still got to hold on to their savings, which means they can go back for round two and buy it again. They can do that. And that's all because of the king. So they're definitely going to come back now especially with a king that

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did them this kind of favor. So use of resources that I love your job. But the thing that gets me curious here is Allah is not telling us that this is why you did it.

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alone is not telling us that Allah is telling us that Yusuf Alayhi Salam told his servants that

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right? He didn't just tell his servants put this stuff in there put the money back in their bags, or in their luggage. He said put it in their luggage. So when they go back home, they will recognize it.

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So that they'll come back.

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In other words, the leader of the nation is teaching his most basically lowest salary count, lowest caliber servants, the servants, like the cup bearer, like the breadmaker, like the luggage carrier, he's teaching them his thought process.

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Isn't that amazing? He doesn't have to.

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So the first thing to note here is he wants that he could you know, at the very base level, he wants to make sure they understand this very serious instructions. Don't just say, Oh, they deposited 100. Grab any 100 and put it back in there back? No, I want the exact 100 they put I want that exact stuff back because I need them to recognize it.

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Right? And even that could have been instruction enough, because I need them to what come back. So hopefully they come back, and even the servants who are used to being told, and then why should I follow because I told you, you could use his position his authority on a system to tell people what to do. But even in that position of authority, he tells people what to do, and then explains why he's doing it. Why why they should be doing it. What's the larger goal? Why? The first reason you can think of is he's been in that position. He's been a servant, and from servant to running the country. He knows any young man can have potential. Any servant can have potential. And I picked up

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these things on my own. But I can teach these young men the servants how to think like a leader. We don't know what they're gonna be tomorrow. We don't know who's gonna carry this mantle tomorrow. Isn't that incredible? Then he sees potential even in his servants and says everything I know and the way I think I'm going to give you that too. I'm going to teach you not just tell you what to do. So remarkable thing. Then, on top of that, Yusuf Ali Salaam, once his servants to not have a different opinion of him behind the scenes,

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like Oh, he told us to put the bags in there. Really he could just do that man. I wish I could do whatever I want. Like he could just take the Treasury's money and put it wherever he wants to. Because they could they could follow his instructions but have evil opinion about him later, right. And he

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He shouldn't have to care what people think of him. He shouldn't care nowadays, we know really well how politicians don't give a damn about what people think of them. They don't care. I'm even. There's one funny clip I saw a long time ago, the actual politician of the country shall not be named. He got he got he lost his position for corruption. And he said, It's unfair, that I lost my position for corruption, because this one, and this one and this one also have corruption, and they get away with it. We should have equal corruption. Everybody gets away with it, I should get away with the two.

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He wasn't complaining that they should get caught. He was complaining, it's not fair. We all get to be corrupt, how come I get caught with it.

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So let me play along to everybody has an equal chance to be corrupt.

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Right, and he was actually blunt about it to the public, open about it to the public. It's no big deal. But this is Yusuf Ali Salaam, even to the lowest, you know, strata of society lead, having them understand that he's transparent in his thought process, that he wants them to understand that what he does is for a greater good, I want these people coming back. And there's a larger motive for them coming back. So

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just the fact that Elon mentioned that he said this to his servants is really beautiful to me, you know, and Fithian doesn't just mean servants. Because you could say hold on for that too. Or, you know, I need for that too. But feitian also means young servants. So it's also interesting that you said Sam keeps young people close, and gives them these instructions and then basically, is a mentor to them in telling them what to do and helping them how to you know, helping them think about these things. For them. Roger Illa be him then finally when they got back to their father, so now the scene is changing. They're back. Now you guys understand what this whole bag thing was about? Right?

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So they got their money back. We haven't open the bags yet. Well, Yousef is anticipating that's what's going to happen. Right? That's the that's the idea. When they finally got back to their father, or lujah abano money I mean, Okay, dad,

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the bags of food. The kale. The score that we were gonna get has been denied of us. We've been banned from going back. When you have been Nilekani, one of its meanings is one meaning is we couldn't get the 11th one 11th load we were deprived. We were denied that extra load. Right. Another meaning of this is we are being denied any further loads because if they don't go back with Binyamin, they're denied any further load so we've been denied any further loads for our cinema and ohana so send our brother with us noctel we will get the full load meaning there's one bag missing one load missing. We're gonna get it you need to send our brother with us we'll go back and get it.

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Okay, this is out of sin Houma Anna earlier on in the surah send him along with us.

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That was said earlier on when they asked for who use of honey Salaam Yatta he will eat his fill and now send Binyamin and we will get the full load so he can eat when he comes home because we don't have his food we have our food we don't have his food you want him to eat either send him with us. Next well we're in Allah Allah Hafiz alone, and we are we without a doubt are going to be safe guarding him. We're going to be the watchers over him exactly the same words they said way back when when they said to father, can you send us stuff along with us? In Allahu Allah Hafiz is an echo from that time. It's literally the same words. Not very smart. To go to dad, who you asked for a brother

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and you literally said in Allahu Allah Hafiz, and we will guard him and then you did what you did, and that knows that you pulled a scam. And then you come back and you want to take Binyamin even though you should want to take when you mean, but the words that come out of your mouth are the same ones you use to try to try to scam you know, scam your dad so many years ago, you say we're in Allahu Allah Hafiz and we'll absolutely guard him. We'll keep him safe that we're gonna make sure he's safe.

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Obviously, they can send you Binyamin by himself, because if he goes by himself, he's in more danger. The roads are dangerous. The economy's tough, people don't have enough money. People are gonna get robbed. Right. So we have to go with him. And we have to present ourselves with him along with our brother, because that's that's the case. Now you jacobellis alarms gonna respond. Carla has monokuma and he he said so I'm going to entrust him with you. I'm going to be safe and giving him up to all of you in LACMA. I mean, to kumala human capital, except exactly the same way that I had entrusted you with his brother so long ago.

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Notice he didn't say your brother, he said his brother. Now this could mean his brother because they have the same mom. Right? His brother call someone you never thought of him as a brother.

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You never treated him like a brother. That's his brother, right? You never saw

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That way, that's how you treated him like that. And you think you're gonna treat him like your brother. So he could have said, Your brother, but he said his brother, he didn't attribute brotherhood to them, because they didn't act like. So now he's saying I should trust you with him just like I trusted you with his brother so long ago. That's what I should do. For la Whoa, hang on haffi London, you know, Allah is better as a guardian.

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Allah is better as a guardian. Now, in the previous episode when they tried to steal us away. You know, Jaco ran a salon before he let him go. He didn't say much. But afterwards, you know, he talked about the fear of the wolf and all of that. But after they came back with the false blood, he said, Well, lahoma Stan, Allah is the only one whose help I can seek.

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But he's saying I'm gonna let alone be his guardian, meaning no thanks. But he's also you know, some interpret for Lahontan halfling, meaning he let him go, I don't read it that way. I think they're letting him go is coming a little bit later, he's not letting this one go. Clearly, the first part of the eye is also kind of saying, You think I'm really going to trust you. And ally is a better Guardian, meaning, even at home, I know he's not safe With you around, the only one who's keeping him safe is who Allah, Allah is way better as protector than you are. So it's in with under that statement, what he's saying under the surface to them, is, whatever you're scheming against this

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brother, I just no allies a better protector.

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Allah will protect my son, even if I'm not able to defend him against you. And then he adds what who are hamara amin, and he is the most loving and caring of all those who show love and care. Now is a strange way to end that statement. Why because he brought up Yusuf, he said, I should trust you the way I trusted you with you, I should trust you with Binyamin the way I trusted you with you so

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and when he says the word use of his brother, the memory of use of comes back, and then not knowing what happened to that boy, is he dead? Is he alive? Was he tortured? Was he ripped to shreds by an animal? Did he die of hunger? Is he a slave somewhere? What did he what became of him? Does he still have his feet? What? He doesn't know anything? He knows nothing? Right? What is he going through? What are people doing to him? He has no clue. And what does he say? He reminds them allies better protector against you. But he also reminds himself that allies a better Guardian than I could ever have been. If Yousuf was here with me, or I've lost use of I wasn't the one protecting you. So

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follow us. And wherever you suffer is dead or alive. Allah is the one protecting him. And as much as I love and care for my boy that I still cry about.

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Allah loves and cares for him more than anybody who could love and care. So the one who took him away from me, is the one who allowed for that to happen and have use of go through all of those experiences, loves use of more than I could love him.

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Well who are hamura he mean, it's as if his sobor has reached a kind of maturity over the years, where he's not bitter about the loss of use of he though he said, He's not bitter towards Allah, his opinion of a lie hasn't changed. And that's a really profound reality. And the reality is you can you can hold on to sadness, and yet hold on to your good opinion of Allah.

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Because when you and I go through Saturday, you know, experiences, then obviously the one in control of our entire circumstances, every bit of our situation is Allah Himself. Why won't allow make things easier? Why did Allah put me through this pain? Why can't I see my son ever again? Those are, those are questions that will come into your mind that would come into his mind, or what is his maturity allowed him to recognize as much as it hurts me that I'm not with my son. I know allies, whether he's above the ground or under it, because no one can care for my son better than our hamura mean, the one who loves and cares more than all those who show love and care. It's interesting that

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the word Rahim is different from Rahim or Rahim is innocent file, and some farther someone engaged in the act of doing something. Right now I'm sitting on this chair, you would call me john, this, like rhyming with raw him. If I just sat here all the time, I'd be jealous. That's not jealous, that's jealous. It's an always thing. Okay. So the fact that I'm engaged in the act of sitting makes me jealous, or him means someone who's engaged in the act of showing love and care.

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So you could have someone who's loving and caring but they're sleeping. When they're sleeping, they're not loving or caring, they're just sleeping. But when they you know make you food or they give you a hug, or they tell you they love you or what you know, some affection they give you you know, they encourage you and that moment they are not Rahim they are raw him when he says out Hamada he mean there's a hope inside of him. That use of Islam is being given during

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directly the love and care of a lot as we speak in every given moment allows him towards him. It's an active participant, it's something that's happening immediately. That's a really beautiful expression that he used. Even if he was here, here, I couldn't give him the love and mercy that Allah is giving him right now the love and care that Allah is giving him right now. And of course, it's a dual statement. He's saying Allah will protect my boy that's with me and allies protecting the boy that's disappeared. He's disappeared from my eyes, but not from Allah. No one disappears from a lot. So who out ha Murakami. Now when he said this, obviously use of jacoba Islam, they said

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something that they said so many years ago garden will protect them and use them say, oh, I've heard this before. jacoba I'm sorry. jacoba. Samson, I've heard this before. You gotta do it exactly like you did with his brother. Well, no, then I'll choose a line instead of trusting you this time. I'm gonna have him protect. And he's the best of all protectors are the best of all that show love and care. Now, it seems the conversation didn't go much further than that. They're kind of ashamed to bring it up again. I can't see what are they gonna say now? They're kind of stumped. Right? They're gonna say no, no, well, you know,

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there's nothing to say. So, now they just get off, forget it. And they start unpacking the bags, when I'm at home at our home, and when they opened up their luggage, when they opened up their stuff, which I do belong at the home row, Dottie lay him, they found the sellable goods, the currency, whatever they brought to sell. They found all of that return to them, just like us have a plan, right? So they open their bag, you're like, what is this? This is what we didn't you deposit this? Yeah. And once they deposit it this year, I walk away with it, right? Put it away in the Treasury. So how's it back in our bags, they put it they put it deliberately. So call this, we got

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to talk to that.

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We need to go back. Because this is. So now when they go back to father, what's the last thing father said? You're going to do to him what you did to yourself, right? That's what father said to them. So maybe they should address that first. Right? Because that's what that's concern is. Here's what they go back to that and say kalu yamana. They say our father monopoly, we're not exaggerating how he belongs to Elena, this is our money. This is our goods. It's been returned to us.

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One um, you know, why not follow ohana and we are going to get enough food to replenish our family and feed our family. We are going and we will guard our brother.

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In other words, they're not asking that What are they doing? They're telling that they're telling Dad, dad, we're not exaggerating. This is the money we went to spend. It's all been returned to us. All we're going we're gonna feed our families namida we're gonna feed our families to the full and we are taking our brother. They're not asking they're telling dad. And then they say Delica Colonia? See, this is an easy, this is an easy load. Meaning we didn't have to work for it. We're doubling our money. It was an easy, easy score. There's no way we're letting this go. So now when they came to dad, they didn't try to, you know, ask him or persuade him they're actually now telling him I

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need you to remember that when the first time when they were talking about use of the tried to negotiate when they came back this time. And they said send send our brother they started with a request. And that request was denied. And and Jaco reminded them of what they did with you. So

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you would imagine when they come back to that they would say

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whatever happened with Yusuf will never happen again. Or we recognize that you're in pain about us. Did you see any of those things? No. It's like you notice in those cartoons, or you have like eyes in the turn into dollar signs.

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Right Katinka Ching, that's what's happened. All they're going to talk about is our money was given back to us.

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We're gonna feed our families. We're gonna take care of business. And we're taking our brother and we'll guard him. Yeah, well garden. They already said, well guard him. And Yaqoob responded, No, you won't know you won't. And now they ignored everything Yahoo said, and they went back to our garden. No big deal. And they just kind of add that into the sentence. When I follow ohana will guard our brother. Yeah. But more importantly, will feed our families and will garner rather than the government's kind of like an add on. We're going and by the way, we can't go back without him. So yeah, we'll take care of him. We got this. This is an easy score, you're not going to deny us.

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Otherwise we'd have to work years and years to earn this kind of money. We're not going to deny ourselves as the golden opportunity We're leaving. We're going so there's a few things to share with you about my novel here. So minor we can mean what more could we want? Not what could be possible.

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And the mark would be stiff Haumea, that would mean, what more could we want? our money was returned to us. So that's how they set it. Mark could be nafa. That would mean we don't want anything else. We it's not like, you know, what's that? We want it. We have enough to feed our families. And we can have enough to feed our families for next year. But we need to get him food too. So my Natalie, we're not what more could we ask for? We have everything we could ask for and then some that's inside monopoly. And then monopoly could also mean, we're not lying. Because baja is

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to go over the limit. So in a sense, they're saying, We're not crossing the line, dad, we're not lying to you this time. We're not over exaggerating that the money came back. And it's a golden opportunity. Look, it's the same money. We're not we're not doing the same thing we've done before across the line. But it's interesting that so they're saying basically, one of the meanings is we're not lying. We're not exaggerating, this really did happen. I know. It's unbelievable. But that's what happened. Who would believe loads and loads of food is coming back from the great empire of Egypt, along with your money. You had zero expense for this trip, who would believe that? That's

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unreal. So there's no law, we're not lying. But the interesting thing about Bella is actually baja can be used for crossing a border, transgressing committing a crime. And under the meanings under the surface, there's another implied tone. We're not going to commit a crime against this brother this time, because our money depends on it.

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We're not seriously that we need him because we will garden we have to garden. We can't leave him in a ditch because then we can't go back to Egypt ever you understand? So it's a no, no, we're not going to cross this line again. That one? We're not going to do that. So now they've and not only did they say we're not going to do that, or we're not lying? They're no they're no longer asking. They're telling Angelica Colonia Sierra has been interpreted in a few ways. They said it's an easy it's it's a light load, meaning what we have right now is light. And we can get something better. But the you know, the easier read of it. The read of it, obviously. And that's been mentioned by the

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movers Iran also is this is such an easy way to make a full load of years worth of food. Why would we deny ourselves that vaniqa Colonia? See that's an easy load. Allah, he said, Now Jacobo Salam is gonna respond. But before we get to that, actually, I'll share with you tomorrow. So I've gotten up to 65. Just a couple of quick things that I want to share about this, I have this last idea is, you know, what do we learn from it? There's two things that I want to keep in mind constantly, right? What How is the story moving forward? And what are we learning from it? Those are my two agendas. They are not only discussions there are, you know, discussions about art and different different

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narrations of different interpretations. I'm kind of juicing them and summarizing them for you guys in this series. Even though I'm trying to take a deeper look, anything you can read on your own, I expect you to read on your own. And some of that analytical conclusions, those that I share with my colleagues, those are the ones that are bringing to the table when I come before you guys, if there is something more complex than I bring it before you like, you know, malatya meeru, the verb that's been used, it's rare in the Quran, maybe even the only case but you know, your mineral means to feed your family to the fall, or to provide enough to take care of your family's food. So they say we're

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going to take care of feeding our family, that's the verb that they use, right? So now let's go back a little bit and ask ourselves, what do we learn from these ions? Now, the first I told you, there is an undertone of use of honey slimes leadership, of telling young people not only what to do, but the thought process behind it, sort of cultivating them to think for themselves later on. And to understand the moral, you know, moral dimension of things that happen in government. It's kind of crazy that usually when you when you get into corporate, or you get into government, or you get into big organizations, when you work under the highest brass, they tell you to do corrupt things, and

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they teach you how to cover things up. That's what they teach you to do. And he's at the highest level. And he's teaching them how to think in a moral responsible way. At the highest level. It's the opposite. Like the, the corruption, usually in governments and in institutions comes top down. Right? And here, the the righteousness is coming top down. It's a beautiful contrast in the kind of organization that he's created inside his government. The second thing in is number 63. is they come back to their father, and they're trying to convince him again, you know, but they are oblivious to the feelings of their father, when they talk to us have. They said to him, Well, we call him out,

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we'll squeeze him out of our dad. We'll get him to give him up. We know how to do that.

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And you would think they'd come up with a more crafty solution and not use the same words they use so many years ago, that would mess

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Sara Lee be a trigger for dad, the same people who ripped him from his son, saying we'll protect him come back and tell the dead give us this one that we hate also will protect him.

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What does that tell you? That tells you that, you know, people can develop a level of insensitivity, almost a blindness to the feelings of those even they live with. You're living with someone day and night you see them cry day and night. You see them suffer day and night. But you have no sensitivity to how they feel, how your words will affect them. What will what will they you know how sometimes words can hurt more than a physical beating. And just the father hearing we will protect him what horrible memories are coming back to Jacobi some, he's not even fully recovered anyway.

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And now they're saying these words because all they can see is we got to go back and get that food, we got to go back and make that money again. That's all they can see. So they don't, you know, their their agenda, their their goal, or it's for the family we're providing for the family, right? So you're doing one thing for the family, which is in a material sense, good. But you're slaughtering the family emotionally. You're slaughtering the family's feelings. But that's okay, because you're going to provide another bag of rice. So in their head, if you take care of things materially, you don't have to be an emotional support. You could be so ruthless and insensitive. And if you're

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called out on it, what are you going to say? What do you what do you want me to not provide for this family? Who pays the bills? How dad who goes out to the farm you

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that so they're going to talk back like that? Is that not a scenario that we find the world over in families that you have Pete we are young man, Dad retires? The young man has a job he's providing now and all of a sudden is he got a lip, all of a sudden the wings sprouted, he can talk back up. You know, this scenario is a very powerful one, and allows describing you could be and sometimes parents, you know what they do, they start blaming themselves. I did something wrong. I didn't raise them, right. And you know, when when you have someone constantly blaming you like you're the problem, you're being naive, you're not letting us take our brother, etc, etc. You start taking

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blame on yourself, like maybe I am maybe I'm making my children's life harder. Maybe that's what I'm doing. Don't blame yourself.

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You don't blame yourself, if you didn't do anything wrong. There will be people that will make you feel like you're doing something wrong. When you're not doing anything wrong. They're the ones that are doing it, they've done something wrong. And if they even acknowledge it, that's the other thing. All these years have passed by, and they see this and we're gonna guard him. So directly insensitive to the feelings of Yahuwah later on. And that's why you notice in the next day, Yahoo was triggered and Islam is triggered. He says I'm gonna trust you with him over him. Like I trusted you over his brother so many years ago, and can you imagine him tears rolling from his eyes when he said these

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words?

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Can you can you not imagine the pain that he must have had just to say those words.

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And I would even know because you know, hindsight is 2020 later on, we're going to learn that Binyamin was a victim of abuse. He was being mistreated by his brothers. That's coming. And his brother is going to console him. I'm with you. Now I got you now. That's they're not gonna hurt you anymore. Who's been watching them getting hurt him getting hurt all those years jacoba the salon. Not only did they rob me of my child, they torture this one too. Where's their remorse, they have no shame. They don't feel bad. And you might find yourself in a family situation in a social situation where someone can do so much wrong. And then they're doing even more wrong to somebody else over

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again. And they don't even feel anything. They feel nothing. They have no regard for what they're doing. And even if you bring it up, didn't use didn't bring it up. And when he brought it up, he didn't expect from them that they will change he didn't expect from them that they'll show love and care. He realized that was that ship has sailed I have no expectations from you.

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A light is the only Guardian left. He's the only one who's loving cares hot. That's it for LA whoa, hold on. Have you been? Well who are hamara homies which is an echo from way back when when he said well la hola Mr. Han. Allah is the only one who's helped can be sought is powerful. That it and it's so tragic that when you're in a family, your sons are supposed to be your support. Your daughters are supposed to be your support. Your parents are supposed to be your support. your siblings are supposed to be your support your uncle's your cousins. That's supposed to be your support. When you're surrounded by abusive people, then you say only a law can support me. Only a law can show

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love. Only a law can protect a lot created this structure of family

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Because a spouse is supposed to be clothing, which is a kind of protection for the spouse, a parent is supposed to be like a bird hovering its wings over a nest over the eggs. That's the imagery given. And that's the same image for children for parents. When should parents get older, you become the bird, they become the eggs in the nest. That's what's supposed to happen. This is the this is the protective environment that Allah created family. And that's why he said Save yourselves and your families from fire, who enforce alcoholic coonara honor the relationships of the womb. But you know what the reality in the Quran is? Yes, the teaching is you should honor these close

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relationships. But the reality is, the best of people had no protection sometimes from their own families. And some sometimes it was physical protection they didn't have. And sometimes it was emotional robbery, like emotionally, they were being robbed and injured every single conversation.

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And then they're being told they're doing us a favor, though we're gonna feed our families.

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And what's your concern? Oh, God, we're not gonna go Yeah, yeah. Well, God, your brother won't work out our brother. Can you stop? We don't want to hear this. Enough. We'll we'll take care of him. We're going, that decision has been made. In other words, yeah, I respect you as my parent, I respect you as my elder, I respect you as a spouse or whoever else. I respect you until I want to do something and you don't want me to, then I'll let you know that you're actually have no authority at all. I want to put you in your place. So the respect is only until I'm in a bad mood. The respect is only until you cross the lines and then I'll remind you who's boss. So even though he's the father

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and they started with, we're gonna ask him, can you send him with us out of cell Houma? Anna, we will guard him. That didn't work. We're going Listen, the money came back. This is an easy score. We're going on? We're gonna Oh, yeah. Well, don't worry about it. Well, guard and when when they say well guard him, of course, well guarded, not because dad wants you to.

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It's not because dad wants you to garden. Why will they guard him now? Because they can make their money if they don't guard him.

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Because the government said if you don't bring him, then you can't have your money. That's why your garden. And so now they're so confident about guarding him. Because there's another agenda.

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You know, and sometimes you're what you want and what they want what somebody else wants, the abuser wants is aligned with your reasons are something else and their reasons or something else. So they might even do what you want. But they have other reasons for it. But they want credit from you did Nygaard not for me, you didn't you have another agenda? You have something else that was going on? This is the the the scheming that and the undertone, that we have to understand the family dynamics that we have to understand inside of this story. Why? Because I remind you, I remind myself a lesson in the beginning. In Yusuf and his brothers, there are lots and lots of iaat miraculous signs and

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lessons for people who ask questions for people who have needs. For people who inquire I'm someone who has questions. you're someone who asked questions. I'm someone who's a surgeon who has needs you have needs, we're gonna have to inquire What are we getting from these I have? Not that. So the the two components again, we need to understand how the story is moving forward. And we need to understand how we move forward in our lives benefiting from these stories. So now last, lastly, within this last is 65. They found the food with them. And they you know they insisted to their dad that they're going to take this, you know back with them.

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What I want you to notice here is how they ignored everything. The father said they didn't respond to any of it.

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The dad brought up use of did they even bring up yourself? No.

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Because some for some people ignoring what is hurting someone else. ignoring it, like they brought it up. I'm gonna pretend you didn't bring it up. I'm just going to talk about something as if we said we're going to go out and they said before we're going to garden and they come back and say we're going to garden our brother, as if we're going to continue talking over you. And what you said didn't even count.

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You see that? Because they started by saying well guard him. And now they're back at what? Yeah, like we said we got we heard your noise. We're gonna garden we got it.

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Yeah, yeah.

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So you can find it. This is a form of abuse. This is a form of disrespect that you hearing someone but you're hearing them but you're not listening to them. It just sounds to you. What you were gonna say what you're gonna do, you're gonna do anyway, you're not really listening. And that's actually the kind of progression that's really powerful. And it's something that can go on inside of a family for many years. You're trying to bring something up, it gets ignored. You bring something up. Oh, let's go to groceries. You bring something up? No. So anyway, How's the weather?

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Like I said, you keep changing you keep what I want to say we'll stay on the subject whenever you want.

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I'll ignore like, it doesn't exist. Right? That and that's a very powerful form of abuse. And it can go on for many, many years. Somebody could feel like they're, they don't even have a voice. Like everybody else gets heard. When they speak. It's like, there's a mute button on their ears. I mean, nobody hears what I'm saying. There's no response to what I'm saying. And that's what iacobelli salaam had to face. But he's not going to let this pass. And that's what we're going to talk about tomorrow in sha Allah, He when they say we're just going it's easy score, we're not letting this go. Then you sir Jacobi salami, say, gonna make a scene this time. He's not just oh, what's the I'm

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afraid that a wolf might eat him that that those days are gone. And he's not powerful enough to do something else. But it's almost like he's standing at the door and said, I'm not letting you go until you at least do this. I know, I'm not powerful enough to stop you.

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I can't stop you. But at least you're gonna do something for me before you go. And that's what he's gonna put his, his his instructions on them. It's a complicated relationship. It's not entirely abuse. It's not entirely love. It's not entirely hate. It's not entirely animosity, it's not entirely harmonious, you know, you can have a complicated relationship with your kids. And some moments of it are those of normalcy and love, and other moments, they become someone else and you become someone else. You know, in every one of our relationships, there are these, sometimes opposite dimensions, some very complicated dimensions, we're going to see that on the one hand,

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they're so dismissive. And then he's going to be pleading with them to do something, and really putting them on the spot. And then later, he also wants to protect them. He's gonna want to protect them tomorrow when we read in charlo Tada. And he's worried about them too. As much as there is resentment in him for what they did. They're still his kids, he still loves them. That's not going to change. And that's really complicated. So we're gonna talk about that in Sharla. Tomorrow, these complicated emotions, these complicated relationships, where things aren't textbook, there's not, Oh, I hate them. And that's it, or I love them. And that's it. I love some things about them. I

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can't help it. I hate some things. I can't help it. And they both go together and Allah decided that that person is going to be family. What are you going to do? Right. That's why we learned some things from these remarkable people who dealt with these situations, and allows them to give us a good and clear understanding of his book and help us bring this light into our lives. Hello, honey, welcome to

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