Surah Yusuf #59 – V93 This Shirt of Mine

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I'm going to show you phonology

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autodata three baalei como yo male Pharaoh la hola como como la he mean even Hubble will be coming so he had boo hoo Allah He IB t bossini la, but to only be a legal marry

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rubbish at least recently Emery looked at me lasagna, cocoa leaf and hamdulillah salat wa salam O Allah, Allahu Allah, Allah. He was happy. I mean, Am I bad once again, everybody Salaam Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato, I am really happy that I have the opportunity and the honor of sharing this remarkable sutra. And the more I study it, the more the further we get along, the more intimidated, I get about the ocean of knowledge that's in it, and how many things that I'm able to find, or I'm able to, you know, discover with the help of colleagues and friends, and how many more droplets of ocean we're missing out. And I pray that we're able to do some justice to this profound, really

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ocean of knowledge and ocean of knowledge and wisdom that Allah has given us.

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We are now arguably in the most beautiful part of the sutra. This is the portion of the suta it's all about redemption, all about moving forward, all about resolving all of the tensions that have been built for so much of the real estate of this era. And so we're going to continue the conversation, the monologue that Yusuf Ali Salaam had with his brothers. So he started off what I talked about to you last time, and is number 91, and 92 letter three baleka milliohm, there's no shaming guilting bringing up the past, you know, re unearthing the ugliness of what transpired. That's not going to happen to it today against you. May Allah forgive you or a lot, Allah will

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forgive you. He's the most loving and caring of all those that can show love and care. I analyzed whatever I could have that I have with you last time, but use of RSM is not done talking. So he's gonna say something else. And it's going to be pretty unusual and very beautiful. He says to them, it will become easy, however. So let's start with a shallow translation.

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Take this shirt of mine. So go with this or literally go with the shirt of mine for alcohol or watch TV, then cast it on my father's face. So take the shirt of mine, then cast it on my father's face. Yeah, t basilar, he will come with full sight. It means two things yet the basilar can be translated in two ways. It can mean he'll come with vision, meaning he'll come to Egypt. By the time he comes to me, he'll have his vision restored. It can also mean he will become someone who can see again, he will transform back to someone who can see. So two implications. What do we need to be alikum ultramarine and bring me your families all of them. Meaning bring me every member of your family,

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your wives, your children, everybody, I want to see everybody, right. So that's this ayah it packs quite a punch. This is there's a lot going on here. And the first thing that I'm going to talk about is maybe not directly so much this is related to this ayah but it's about the larger theme of the surah itself. By the way, if you need to get out you can get out this way and that's you don't feel stuck. Okay, you're good. Okay. Is sound okay? Everybody's okay with some. If you click on the top right on comments, you'll see

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that's a part of the interruption. But

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anyway. So the first thing I want to talk to you about is there's a lot of curiosity about the the one of the running themes in this sutra, which has the shirt. It's occurred in three contexts. The first time the brothers, you know, took Yusuf Ali salam to well took his shirt from him, put blood on it, and presented it to their father with the story that a wolf ate him. Right, so the false shirt, the bloody shirt was the first time we saw or heard about a shirt in this in this story. The second time is when Yusuf Ali Salaam was being pursued by a psychotic minister's wife who just wanted him at all costs and was willing to rubbish shirt from behind in pursuit of him as he was

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running for the door. And then that shirt and the fact that it was ripped from behind was used to substantiate the evidence that use of Elisa Lam in fact was the one running away she was the one chasing she's the one that's guilty and it was like the shirt was used to prove his innocence but regardless that his innocence was proven immediately he ended up in jail anyway and nobody said a word about it. Nobody had a problem with it. It was a politically wise decision they thought you know after the amount of hours I add on yes you know, had the hint that they after they saw the signs this may be politically inconvenient for us to keep them roaming around for free and turn into

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a bigger scandal because all of these women were involved in it now. So maybe it's better that he kept be kept detained for some time and at some time became several years. The third time we're seeing this shirt is this ayah is how will be clemency Haha, take this shirt of mine, then then cast it on your my father's face he'll come back to vision or to some beings

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Someone who can see and bring your families, all of them. So there are three shirts and the question rose? Well, you know, what's the significance of the shirt? in this in this story? Why is the shirt being brought up, there must be some wisdom behind this recurring theme, or this recurring reference to his shirt, it could have been anything else, but it keeps coming back to be a shirt.

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So there are you know, different kinds of observations in our literature and to perceive different reflections contemplations on this, there are no hard and fast rules or answers to this. It's not like there's a statement of the profit slice that I'm telling us what the significance of the shirt is, this is an exercise in contemplating and reflecting on the Quran. And so I'm really grateful that one of the one of the aspects of my study of the Quran is that I get to take advantage of a foreign study group. So myself, Jeff sohaib, and a few other brilliant young scholars are part of this small whatsapp group where we were when I'm preparing for a lecture and I think there's a

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there's room for everybody to collaboratively actively discuss and share ideas and reflections, I post, you know, things and they posted research papers and other interesting pieces on there. It's a very exclusive private cult, no group that I'm a part of, but today, I you know, I wanted to post that, you know, what do you guys think about the shirt? Here are my thoughts about it. And I want you guys to, you know, chime in. And some really beautiful contemplations came out of that. And I want to take advantage of, you know, what was shared some of the things that I shared, and some of the things that you know, some of my friends and colleagues shared, because I thought they were very

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beautiful. And so this is basically a summary of the discussion we had in our group about the shirt and what it's doing in the story of use of IBM. And I'll start with my own comments, as I wrote them, and summarize those to you.

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In order to make sense of this, let's let me recap real quick. So you guys can keep up with what I'm saying. Okay, so the shirt has come up, how many times three times Yeah, the first time the shirt would blood on it. The second time the shirt that got ripped by the lady, the third time, take the shirt of mine, give it back to dad, his vision will come back. So the first shirt with the blood on it, we'll call it one. The second shirt that was ripped, we'll call it two. And the third shirt, we'll call it three. Right? So that's just to keep say, instead of me saying the shirt with the blood, the shirt that got rid of this, it says it's too wordy. So one, two, and three, those are the

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three shirts we're talking about. So as I make reference to these numbers, that's what I'm referring to. Okay. So one was brought to father with a malicious lie against use of and look at the poetic justice that now they have the same people who brought shirt number one to dad, to convince him of a lie, now have to bring him shirt number three. And embarrassingly tell him the truth. The same lie that they they created with one shirt has to be undone with the other shirt. Right? So it's, you know, the, the the crime was created by that shirt. And now the resolution of it is coming with a shirt. It's also interesting that you said the sum of all things you could have given to them.

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Because, you know, apparently he has cups to spare. So he gave a comfortable having to write, there's money this way. There's other things you can give a letter, and he momento, but he decided of all things to give a shirt to them. And there are different aspects to that, as we'll see. But one of those aspects is you guys like taking shirts from me? Ha, you know what, I'll just give you one. And you what you did with that shirt? You you? You give it to that to prove to him that I'm dead? Well, now you're going to give him a different shirt? How about you make up for that one shirt you took? And now you do you make things right. So it's kind of this poetic justice taking place.

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And one shirt being taken the dad in the beginning, in a very different shirt being taken back in the shirt of the shirt of false hood in the beginning and the shirt of truth at the end, isn't it? Right. So that's one.

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One was forcefully taken. And while the other shirt number one was forcefully taken, obviously use a funny sound didn't take a shirt off for for them to take. And they were in a position of power and authority. And in number three, the shirt is being given to them with authority go take this. So who's got the authority now? And they were taking it but now it's being given to them and they're being commanded to take it back to the Father.

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One presents, you know, this is about, you know, a problem and a resolution. So, one shot number one presented a false case and it remained unresolved and unresolved mystery for several years. Right. So one presented or false case. And the lie remained unsolved for several years. And three represents the truth and resolves the case. Right? That's we've said that so far. So that's one in three but what about two in the middle two, could have been used as evidence against use of and immediately sort of false case could have been made, and immediately the case was solved also. So what you see now is, in one case, shirts are being used or a shirt is being used to create a lie

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that can last a long time.

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Before a resolution is reached. And in the other case, the same thing that could have been used as a lie against you suffering from the same thing was used as evidence for use of realism and that to immediately, what we might learn from that is that sometimes we face problems in this life and a lot in his wisdom has it, that the resolution for that problem could take many years. And we may not never, we may not see the solution to that problem for a very long time. And there are other times that Allah decides that you can see the solution to that problem, immediately. And you know what, sometimes even getting the immediate solution to a problem doesn't make things better. You think I

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just want this resolved, I want my innocence proven use of had his innocence proven, did that help? No. In fact, the fact that he got his innocence proven, made her angry, and made things exponentially worse for him actually, and the time it took to resolve what was very painful for you so friendly, so I'm an extremely painful for his father. And all of these trials that he went through, at the end of the day had wisdom and good commitment that couldn't have come otherwise. Right. So sometimes, you know, like a less gullible to have Buddha Agila, like you people love to rush, you want to get things resolved quickly. Allah decides which problems will be resolved

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quickly, which problems will be resolved over time. And sometimes things that come quickly aren't the best, even though we think they are. And sometimes that takes things that take their time, and they cause pain are the best, even though we think they're not. Right. So that's it. Yep, another reflection on the shirt. And the time associated with them. These also a little bit tricky, because, you know, so I've got a, b, c, and d so far, and intimately personal artifact

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can be used to substantiate a lie, if one isn't careful. To examine the evidence, here's the thing. We are used to now in modern culture, especially in social media culture, we're used to sound bites, they found evidence this person did XYZ, how do we know well, his shirt was there. Or they left behind some they found drops of blood, or they found their DNA, or they found whatever they found a hair right there. They'll take a strand of evidence and say, since we found this evidence, it's clear this is the person who did XYZ right. Now the thing is, let's take about talking about the shirt that got ripped for a moment, if the headlines were use of try to take advantage of the woman

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of the house. And it was proven because they his shirt was ripped. When they came out, his shirt was ripped, and they conveniently skip a little bit of the detail. His shirt was ripped from where behind like you just skip that a little bit and say shirt was ripped. And the news spreads like wildfire, that this man she was trying to save herself and she ripped his clothes and the you know, because once you say his shirt was ripped on the headline, the rest will be filled in by people's creativity, isn't it? And people will say obviously, this was a crime, they found a shirt, his shirt was ripped. And there'll be so convinced that they have the absolute truth on their side. Because

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the evidence being presented is something intimately close to the person being talked about. Just because the evidence comes from something close like a shirt nothing is closer to my body than my shirt or the evidence come from comes from someone close to you.

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That doesn't make the evidence foolproof. That doesn't mean you have to reserve judgment until you actually analyze we are too quick to pass judgment on things that we now get in sound bites. You just get a headline and you already know this person did it you know they found this they found that they found skid marks of the car they found tire tracks they found a shoe print they found this you know and immediately it's done. Or if it's not physical evidence that is of intimate nature close nature then it's a person whose best friend said that law his own wife said this is this his son said this this is his brother said this is her uncle so this is this they will know right? They're

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lying to so when someone's close to you all of a sudden that's automatically what it's credibility while his brothers called him a thief didn't they?

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So just because someone's close to you and they're speaking everybody else's I want his own family's had other than you know XYZ that doesn't make it true does it? And family can present something. If you if you take the story even though I'm digressing from the shirt for a moment. If you take the story of you know the the narration that Yusuf Ali Salaam had stolen the idol from his grandfather, his maternal grandfather, so he wouldn't do shirk. When they retell the story and call him a thief. Are they going to give that context or no Mufasa will give that context and see he actually did something good. He was trying to prevent he was doing something similar to his grandfather Ibraheem

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alehissalaam great grandfather, isn't it? Because you broke the idols. Now he's taking the idol. He's like he's following in his dad's footsteps. It's something

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commendable. But if you skip out some details, and you just use the first part of the sentence he stole. And even if that's true, what does that make him look like? You understand? So partial evidence or looking at evidence without thoroughly analyzing the entire context is it remarkably dangerous thing to do? And that would have happened even in the case of the rip shirt. What did the father do? The father looked at the shirt with blood, analyzed it and said, No, this is a lumbar spine. So what

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he saw through it, he saw through it, he carefully analyzed the evidence and how is it even there's no evidence that the shirt was ripped for the first time. They said, they, they didn't tear it and put blood on it, they just put blood on it. Right? That's one way of looking at it. Like how did the wolf get all this blood on the shirts not even roped?

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Or the tears don't look like the tears made by an animal? You know, there's really neat tears.

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How did you how did the animal do this? How come the tears are over here, but the blood drops are over there. Like you could just analyze it a little carefully, right? And you start poking holes in a theory. So the whole innocent until proven guilty, is now out of the window because, you know, thrown out the window. Because innocent so long as we find any shred of evidence. And the rest is unnecessary. Now,

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my wife Valerie, who's sitting here had some thoughts about the same thing to shirt. So I decided to incorporate that because I appreciated the the insight. So we're talking about one, two and three, right one was an act of humiliating and abandoning a child. So taking the child's clothes and then abandoning them in a well humiliating insulting him an advantage. That was one to the shirt. Number two was an act of humiliating

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a man by the woman, right? She's trying to humiliate him by treating him like an object that she can just, you know, make use of and cast away and slander if she feels like because what is his life matter? What is his dignity matter. So it's in the second shirt is also associated with humiliating, and it also is associated with abandonment. Why abandonment, because the minister who he served for all those years was completely okay leaving him in jail.

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So humiliation and abandonment surround the context of shirt number one, and humiliation and abandonment surround the context of shirt number two, and perhaps allies teaching us through the surrounding context of both of those shirts. That humiliation and abandonment are some of the hardest things a person can suffer in life.

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Perhaps that's one of the intended goals of surrounding the shirt with those two recurring dark themes. Right. So a person's dignity is one of the most precious things they have. And a person's deep connection with other human beings is yet another, you know, trust reliance, someone you lean on, are some of the most important things in a person's life. And if those things robbed of a person, you can have everything else in life, when those things are robbed of you, you feel like you have no life, you feel like you have no joy in life. So those shirts being taken from him are also his, his his dignity taken from him, attempted dignity to be removed from him, and abandonment. Like

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in one case, he's the treacherous behavior coming from those he loves his brothers. And another treacherous behavior coming from the one he served, so loyally and he's just leaving him to rot. No problem. So humiliation and abandonment in one and two. And in number three, he sits in a position of honor. So it's reverse of humiliation, he's sitting in a position of honor. And no one can take a shirt now or a picture. Now he's the one to give the shirt now isn't a let's put him in that position. And he's grateful now to be not in a position where nobody's gonna touch my shirt, I will give my shirt. So it's, it's been reversed. And now he's in a position of honor. And he's meant to

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undo the abandonment, by means of the shirt. Because now when he's going to give the shirt to his brothers, they're going to take it to death and the family will be reunited. So the two things that happened because of the shirt at the beginning, or humiliation and abandonment. And with the third comes honor and riuniti. reunification, the opposite of abandonment. Right. So that resolution happens with shirt number three.

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It's also important on just building on that theme, the redemption of honor and of abandonment. You know, to help you understand this point.

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Let's think of the two you know negative incidents as you know the negative incidents surrounding the shirt the brothers and the minister's wife one and two, right. Let's think of it this way.

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When in old times you had a kingdom the king wears a crown when the king and the king has a throne, right? When he dies and there's a new succeeding King, the son or whoever else, right? They don't say no, I'm gonna I'm gonna design a new throne. Guess what they want to sit on?

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The same room, they want to make their own crown or they want to wear that crown. They want to wear that crown. And there's a royal robe that the king is supposed to wear, they want to get their own robe or they want to wear the robe that the keyboard, they want to wear the same robe. In other words, when you sit in the king's chair, you wear the king's garb. And that garb itself is a precious thing passed down. You understand? The Crown itself is 300 years old, and is being passed down. Right? It's not like nowadays, when some and by the way, even nowadays, the presidential office or whatever, no, I'm not gonna go you know, I want a new desk. It's not it's the same desk.

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It's the same oval office now I want to octagon office. No, you get an oval office. Because there's there's a ceremony around the environment. Now the furnishings. But in the older times, it wasn't just a throne, or the room or the palace, it was also the garb, the clothing was actually passed down, the crown was actually passed down, right. In a sense, you can think of it as Yusuf Ali Salaam is now wearing the garb, in a sense the shirt of the minister.

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Right, he wears the the clothing associated with the minister, which is interesting. He's the as he is now, which is interesting, because the people who ripped his shirt were the family of the old disease whose job is now taken.

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Right. So the people who gave him humiliation by ripping his shirt, and allowing that to and keeping him in under false imprisonment, are the same people whose shirt he eventually took. Because he's wearing their the Royal garb now and in the position where that as he's used to be, he's in it now. So what you took from someone, you'll end up having to give back. There's a kind of, you know, return of the wrong that was done to him. And all the abandonment. The brothers took his shirt A long time ago, physically, they took his shirt.

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And now they're having to go through the humiliation of taking that shirt back to Father, you have to put this in context. For so many years, they've been yelling at dad about forget us if he's dead. Come on, and we'll beat him. And now what do they have to go and tell them with the shirt?

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He's a life. He said to give you this?

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Like, what face will you take to your father, when, after decades of humiliating him about even mentioning user's name? You're gonna take this shirt and hand it to him and say, use of saliva dad.

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You don't even have to say we've been lying to you ruthlessly this entire time. We have been so cruel to you and heartless to you this entire time. We can't even look at ourselves in the mirror. But we have to face you and I If it were up to me, I would never faced you. But he's commanded us to come back and give you the shirt himself.

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He needs us to face you.

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He wants us to face like, Can you imagine what that's like? Right? So the ones who caused him that are now being made to suffer the consequences of that one of the members of our group has sinned. machmood Thank you so much Hassan. for your insights, I'm going to read them to you. So when you take something dear from someone, you will end up having something taken from you.

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The brothers had their pride and status ripped from them. Likewise, the family advisees to Yuto you caused abandonment and hurt and humiliate you caused humiliation you were caused humiliation, you take something from someone, something you have will take be taken away, blinded by the sorrow. And this is still Hudson's insights, blinded by the sorrow caused because of the false shirt and restored because of the truce shirt, but yet never missing. vasila. So he was one shirt caused him blindness over time, and the other shirt is gonna cause a site to come back. And yet that entire time, whether his eyes physically could see or not. He never lost insight. And he never lost vision

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of the fact that Yusuf Ali Salaam is going to come back. He could see things from for what they actually are physical eyes president or not. The question come coming to this about his eyesight. You know, Yusuf Ali Salaam says go take this shirt of mine, put it on his face, his eyesight will be restored. The question that arose, How did he know that he lost his eyesight? Because the brothers haven't told him that. They haven't. I mean, not according to the Quran, they haven't said it. Maybe the Quran has emitted that detail you can say maybe they told him and as a result, he responded to this. There have been other explanations. Other explanations include, he's a prophet, Allah revealed

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to him that your father is blind. And Allah revealed to him miraculously, that if you put this this shirt of yours on his face, that his eyesight will come back. Right That would be the miracle aspect of being a prophet you have you got news of the unseen, right? And it could be similar to the argument that Yaqoob knew and Islam that Yusuf is alive because Allah revealed to him that Yusuf is alive or that

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He saw the dream in the beginning that 11 stars, the sun and the moon, and he knew what it meant, and it hasn't happened yet, which means it will happen, which means he's alive. Right? So he kept his faith in Revelation coming from Alaska, which is, which is why he never lost hope. Right. So that those are good explanations. But there's another interesting explanation.

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And this is mentioned

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in modern literature, but before we read modern literature, I'm going to read something to you. We discussed this shift ebonite today from Mr. rodino Razi, and you know, raazi being a genius of his time, and it's a classical monumental work of tafsir.

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Sure, so he considers himself a man fibroadenoma zS attorney currently. So if anybody on Twitter misquoting mamarazzi, or says something, not representing him, I'm not his actual views is he goes after them and says, No, he didn't say that. Because he, I mean, he did translate the first volume of losses to series so he gets to be a lawyer. But anyway, so when he shared that with me, I was like, No, I think we need to give due credit we need to read with our audience what he literally said and this is centuries ago, right? And he's saying this well, you won't get on your card, it could be said the other use of honey Salaam Oliva Bahu, masama illa hoomin. cassava tillbaka, he

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will detail can be Naropa basato. It could be said that Yusuf Ali Salaam knew that his father hasn't quite become completely blind, except that because of the excess crying, and the tightness and trauma that he feels in his heart, his eyesight has become nearly blinded, he's his eyesight become extremely weak from all the crying and all the stress. So he's getting blurred vision. And that's so he's not completely, you know, lost his vision. But he's to the point where he can't clearly see anymore, okay?

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For you, that will clearly hit me, so who, and when the third shirt will be thrown on him for labuda. And young Sheree has Sandra who then it has to be that his heart will finally feel ease, which we'll get to in a moment. But as he is saying, when the father feels the shirt of his son, and they say this is your son shirt, and he's alive, the joy that he will feel the tension that's been in his heart mounting for years and years, that's just going to get released. Well, I'm yaxha, physical V alpha d, and that his heart that has been grieving with sadness for decades, is now going to be flooded with the most intense joy. Without nikka Yuko will rule. And that is going to empower

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his soul, whereas evil love and he's going to do away with the weakness, and he will go out and overpower it with the strength that he feels for Hina is in jacoba sorrow. And at that very moment, even his eyesight is going to feel empowered, like the retina is going to feel a rejuvenated sense of life. What is basic and we're Zulu and who daddy can sign. And this loss of vision is going to go away from him for how to cut through memainkan moto moto bill called this is something that can be rationally understood, this is understandable. Mr. Rossi, saying he's gonna feel so good,

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that he'll be able to see properly again, that's basically what he's saying, right? He would say, does that mean you feel good, and you're gonna get better? That sounds silly, for nL cavani not to be a tabula rasa. He has a manner. And then he says, Remember, as he says, centuries ago, medical principles seem to indicate that this is a correct idea.

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That someone let me summarize what he's saying that someone experiencing trauma because of some issue, when you replace that trauma with relief from that issue, and replace it with the joy, somebody lost someone, and they can't find them and they found them, then the trauma caused them not only psychological, emotional distress, that psychological and emotional distress became physical distress to and when that psychological and emotional distress has been replaced with relief, then with it will come physical relief. That's what he's saying. And this was considered this is so far ahead of its time, that he's actually making a connection between the psychological and the

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physiological. Right. It's incredible that this is being said well before modern medicine well before and now, you know, if you think of it and would actually Hassan Mahmud wrote this, and I want to read this to you, which is in modern literature, that psychosomatic diseases is a reality bezel vendor. caulks prominent trauma researcher he has a book the body keeps the score. That's the name of the book the body keeps the score, discusses how psychological trauma if left unresolved manifests physiologically. So are we get physical symptoms because of psychological ones. If the deepest source of one's pain is addressed, then true dramatic healing will follow. So we should look

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beyond the superficial in all matters and identify root causes to ourselves.

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problems, including the spiritual as individuals, communities and oma.

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And is it the use of Ali Salaam, when he says give him the shirt? And he'll be able to see, you hasn't asked the question was three a part of use will be use of being taught that we know the Hadith. You know, the use of Assam Allah said about him that he told them, You will learn the meanings behind all kinds of speech, and all kinds of communication, all kinds of events. And is it that Allah has given him the wisdom to know that when you heal somebody emotionally, they start healing physically. And the shirt is going to give him that feeling? Because you caused him so much pain when he saw my shirt with blood, and now it's going to cause him, it's going to replace the

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memory of that terrible shirt with this wonderful shirt.

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It's going to be different now, when he when he sees this when he feels this shirt, can you imagine what I'm getting ahead of myself, when he sees the shirt for the first time? What's he gonna do with that shirt?

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You know, and we're not there that image yet, but he's not gonna let go of it. He's gonna, His face is gonna be drowning in it and tears of joy.

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he's not, he's gonna hug it like it's his own child. That's that shirt is not leaving his side at all, he's just like, this new the shirt represents relief for him of so many years. And he's looking at it and laughing and looking at it and smiling and looking at it and thinking a lot. And all of the pain has disappeared, because the shirt is there, right. And so that will cause him healing. And this is something that Yusuf Ali Salaam seems to have been given by revelation to that this is a, you know, one of his, you know, one of the insights that Allah has given him

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another insight that the very source of once trials can serve as mercy and really, each time the shirt was taken, represented an apparent new low, but it was the, it was all leading towards something far greater. And the highest of highest when the shirt was given, meaning the first time the shirt is taken, he ends up in Egypt, a new opportunity, second time he showed his dick, and he's ends up in a new low, which is, you know, the the prison, and even a bigger opportunity, right? So one an opportunity to understand society, another an opportunity to actually serve society. So first, you understand society, then you serve society, right? So he, every time I'll put him through

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something, you notice that really bad things are coming right after shirts, something happens with the shirt.

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Right, so the first time something happens on the shirt, he's in a well, he's asleep, all of this has happened to him. Second time the shirt is ripped, he's in jail. But what's coming after that is something huge, and something that's going to be pivotal in his life. Until finally, the final shirt is the ultimate worldly gift that allows Oh, God gave him the spiritual gift to the ability to serve humanity, the ability to you know, relieve his family, the ability to reconcile differences to remove the effects of shape on on his family. And so all of it is tied in with that third shirt. I'll add this is my addition to what huson wrote actually has to do with something more so I'm going

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to read that first, that the very one source source was Charles can be acquired forage, meaning mercy and relief. Each time this shirt was taken represented an apparent new low, but it was all leading towards something far greater, and the highest of highs when the shirt was given kingship family resolution doba healing, it's like in no mercy use law, with every difficulty comes easy. So each shirt was a difficulty and came with difficulty and men came after it ease. I'll add when the shirt was taken or ripped, which was in bad context, or given in the third case, it's not ripped or taken, it's given what followed was good in the grand scheme of things.

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So in every case, Yusuf Ali Salaam is earning good and use of it some is either benefiting himself in some remarkable way, learning something in some remarkable way, having an opportunity to help in some remarkable way that he would never have had the opportunity to do otherwise. And also, what looks bad on the outside isn't actually bad at all. But it does, from a human point of view looks looks pretty bad. But in the grand scheme of things, it was all necessary. So what followed was good in the grand scheme of things, don't judge a situation by what happens right now. But know that a lot can bring about consequences beyond our imagination. Right? So the shirt leads to immediate bad

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consequences. But the good that's coming is beyond what we can fathom. Maybe you have to go through some bad things for the good for you to see the ultimate good. Now the significance of giving the shirt let's talk about that for a moment. One of the greatest gifts, or one of the greatest acts is to give when others have taken.

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Right. I mean, he has a had a life of people just what taking and nobody took more from him than his brothers. Really. They took his youth from him. They took his

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from him, and it started by taking their his shirt from him. And look at the grandness of his heart. He's now giving them a shirt. So he's doing something remarkable because he's repairing and infallibility he has and pay back with something that's better. You could pay them back with punishment, humiliation, you could pay them back with their own sense of abandonment, leave this land, I don't want to ever see you. I'll do to you what you did to me. He could do all of that. But he is repaying them with a shirt now that redemption can also mean use of aims. aim was to heal the animosity, the enemity that Siobhan has sowed, rather than take revenge, rather than you know, get

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even forgiveness itself is healing not just for but also for yourself. You want to harbor those terrible feelings about what they did to you. And you don't want to let you want to keep thinking about it. It doesn't just hurt them. Now it's hurting you. It's holding you back from living your life. So forgiveness is also something you do for yourself, you're not necessarily being benevolent, benevolent when you do that. And so he says that the offering of the shirt was taken by his father possibly as a sign that use of has moved on has forgiven. Now we talked about the nuances of forgiveness and how forgiveness is not the same as what Allah forgives. And there are layers of it.

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We talked about that in lecture three by Nicole young, so that doesn't need revisiting now. So how about something awesome to say I love you say for saying this one. I don't care just I don't mind saying I got my bro.

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I know this will. I'm gonna read this exactly as you wrote it, just so you'd be embarrassed. I know this will sound weird. But the shirt came with the fragrance, his sweat. Basically, what fragrances should have.

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Well, if you've been wearing it, and it's got your sweat on your body odor on it, instead of lying blood. So the first shirt had blood has a smell. Yes. So the first shirt smell like blood. And the second shirt arguably will smell like what his sweat is, you know? If you if you wash your children's clothes, and if you're, you know you're around your spouse's clothes, their clothes have a certain scent. Yeah, okay. The smell of truth was previously blotted out by blood.

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So the first shirt could not have use of smell because it had blood on it, it was overwritten, it was overrun by the smell of the blood. While blood evokes death, what does sweat evoke hard work, striving, notably jacoba sam could smell use of not some fancy royal perfumes.

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So later on jacobellis, Tom is going to be lying in bed, he doesn't know about the shirt or nothing. They're on their way. And jacoba assumptions, something so like,

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profound is just in bed around his family, the you know, his sons, kids and their wives. And he says,

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I'm finding, I'm finding use of scent,

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use of scent, not the center of the Royal of Egypt, not the perfume, cologne scent, but the scent of use of the scent of hard work. its authenticity, he is still the same use of despite all that has transpired. That's also inside of the shirt. That's awesome. Part of the purpose of the story is how use of this is soccer, by the way, soccer, who really helps us with insights from the Old Testament and Genesis also chimed in. And I thought it was really awesome that he did. Part of the purpose of the story is how use of honey sound learns to interpret and through his story, perhaps to teach us how to interpret reality. So we're seeing how he interprets things. And by way of teaching, teaching

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us that allies teaching us how to interpret certain things. So in the case of one one, meaning the shirt with the blood number one, two, and three, we're still on that. One, it has false evidence, which should not fool a man of faith.

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Right? So it had false evidence, but it didn't fool us the first time or Jacobi Psalm two, it has true evidence, it is ripped,

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which does not fool an intelligent man. It's meaning it's in it. It's evidence is proving his innocence. So it has true evidence. But it won't fool an intelligent man, which he acts against anyway. So even if you have intelligence if you don't have faith, you can't have justice.

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Right, because the ministers, the minister was a smart guy when he realized the shirts ripped from behind. smart enough to know use of his innocent, right, but still didn't do the right thing. Right. So you know, you can present false evidence to someone of faith and they won't fall for it. They're too intelligent for it. And you can present the right evidence to someone intelligent and they won't do the right thing, even though they have the right evidence because they don't have faith.

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Then in the third case, it has no evidence planted on it. It's just a shirt in its natural state, and it restores sight. So if the shirt is figurative for the world, this is soccer getting psychedelic on me, but I love it. What can I am claiming it somehow it will do more Runa la how are we gonna put the higher there? How many miraculous signs there are in the skies in the earth that they pass over and they just completely ignore them. They're completely oblivious to the miracles they pass by. Number one. So again, one, two and three shirt. Number one, the world has deception which points away from truth Don't be taken in.

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Number two, the world has signs which point to the truth, don't ignore them.

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Number three, the reality is that rather than looking for signs in the world, the entire world itself is a sign which continually confronts us, like being thrown on our face. And should should give us insight.

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Now

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if it will become easy, haha, take the shirt of mine. Take this shirt of mine.

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Why mine?

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Because it was never yours to take.

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It didn't just say take this shirt. He said take this shirt of mine. Here. It just remember, it's mine. It was never yours.

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This this is not you never take someone's shirt. You never take someone's dignity. You never take someone from something from someone forcefully. So the mine is significant. Yeah. Something that you find in sutras. Even though we're talking, we're going to talk about the organization of the surah. Eventually, when we're kind of at that point, I have a pretty elaborate plan for the rest of the solo, you're getting rid of the 90s. We're almost done. We're not almost done. I'm sorry to disappoint. I got a lot to say, and a lot to study. But I will say this, there's something called anchors. So let me tell you what anchors are. I think I invented it's a bit I made it up.

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anchors are sometimes in a sutra, Allah will use certain kinds of words.

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And later on what seems unrelated, he uses similar words.

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So these two get anchored with each other. Because if you're a careful reader of Koran, or a memorizer of Koran, and you're like, Hey, I use that kind of word here too. And here too, so is creating a sort of a subtle mental connection between two things that are far apart within the same surah Yeah, the words are if Habu becoming see hava is Habibi, which means take away,

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take away or go with

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early in this era. for them. The hobby, same word for the mother hobby was metal and you're gonna do a good job. When they took him away. And they were going to end the reached consensus. And they gathered together to put him in the darkness of the pit.

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They took him away. Now, this is an interesting word play by Allah azza wa jal himself. The first time we saw it take away was when they took him away. And ironically, the one who took took them, they went with him to take him away, is now telling them take the shirt and go. So the hubba hubba is interplays with each other. It's contrast it against each other. It's interesting also, that they're they said, what

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they gathered together and what his use of say to them, go with this shirt of mine, and bring me your families, the entire gathering of them at the marine edge, Merrill edge marine

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is a play on those words to

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then there's the other interesting thing.

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He said he didn't say, put it on my dad's face. He said, drop it on my dad's face, or cast it or almost like throw it on my dad's face, put it down. That means put down. If someone's standing, you can't put down a shirt on them, or on their face. Perhaps subtly, the imagery of the IRS suggesting that use jacobellis Ron was sick, he was crying so much they were saying you're gonna get die of sickness by crying, so possibly he's bedridden. And when someone's lying in bed, what's the only way to put a shirt on their face? drop it on them. So the word drop Uncle Uncle may suggest that he's lying in bed, he can't even get up at this point. And then the shirt is put on his face. I'll go.

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It's also interesting that endocrine this verb is used for transformation, miraculous transformations, Moosa staff which is lifeless.

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A lot tells him to do a lot of it all up, throw it, throw it down, drop it, it'll turn into a living snake. And now you're finding throw the shirt to my almost lifeless father.

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Whose eyes are losing life, and he will restore. Right? It's interesting in the story of the the,

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the staff in the snake sanctuary, Doha, Sierra Tallulah, I'm reminded of those words for some reason, we'll restore it to its original state.

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Right. And here jacoba Sam's eyesight will be restored to its original state by the by the casting, it's flipped there, when you pick it up, it'll restore to its original state. Anyway, so there's this interesting connection to the word casting or throwing, which has to do with in the Quran, it's associated with miraculous transformation, or divine intervention.

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Now,

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he said something else that's really beautiful in this ayah every word in this is just so powerful. We spend a lot of time on the shirt, so we're not doing that now.

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Take this shirt of mine, throw it on what? Mine my father's face. Would he be? Oh, hold on he Yoda, too.

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And so many places in the Quran, when in the surah, what did they say your father? He has a father, a father, your father, our Father. Those are the phrases that have been used. So the Father has been associated with your hour, etc. Yeah. What did you say? Very, some say. Put this on your father's face. Put this on our father's face. No, drop it on. Well, my dad is mine. Let me tell you something. Those of you that have kids have experienced this. If you've traveled,

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you travel away you have little kids two year old four year old five year old, whatever, right? You come back from your trip. They all come and jump you.

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And the little one comes and jumps you and you pick them up. And they're clinging

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because they know the others want a hug to

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know mine. My dad, Maya mine. No mine mine.

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And if you hold one of them, the other one says no, my tired I want.

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You understand? Because they've been missing you. The other siblings don't exist. That's my dad. Okay.

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All my and they're like grab your face and mine. In mine.

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Yusuf Ali Salam has been deprived of his father that he loved so much since he was a kid. There's not a day that's gone by that he doesn't think about his dad. Now he's finally he doesn't have to hold back anymore. Go take this to my dad.

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That's my dad. Now I get to say his mind. No. And you know what? This is such a profound mirror from what happened in the beginning.

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You know what they said? Get rid of use of Yahoo Lula calm watch who you are become, your father's face will be only yours.

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It will become exclusively focused on you, your father's face will exclusively be focused on you when you get rid of who you serve. And ironically, in the end, user is saying Alan slam his face and he is mine.

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Give this to my dad put it on his face and put it on my dad's face. I get to take ownership now. You were so jealous and so worried at one stage that he's mine and all mine. You were so worried about that? You know what? Deal with it. Now he is mine. It wasn't like that before, but it is now. I'm gonna claim in his emotions for how much he misses his father have come out of these words and just saying my dad.

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Like what his heart must be feeling. I can't wait to see him. How is it going to be when I see him?

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I have been waiting for you for so long. I've been praying for you for so long.

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I have missed you so much.

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The kind of tears they must have shared when they see each other. Just these words coming out of his mouth how I must have had just tears rolling down his eyes.

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Take this shirt of mine and put it on my dad's face on my dad's face. It's also important for you to know that he knows that they've been mean to dad all these years. He knows that.

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He knows and he's saying you didn't act like he was your dad.

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So I'm telling you now he's mine. Just like you didn't act like he's your brother. So I said this is my brother Remember that? Whatever he because you didn't treat him like yours. So you know what he's under my shade now and you didn't treat dad with the right respect. So he's my dad and you're going to put this shirt on my dad's face

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that's what you're going to do now. So in Hubbell become EC has a coup Allah, would he ever be Avi? Then he says yeah, de basura.

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He will become someone who can see again and also means he'll come seeing he'll come

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Seeing what that means is his eyesight will be restored, which we talked about, but one dimension we didn't talk about.

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Yusuf Ali salaams alive. I get to see my beautiful boy again, remember that one of the qualities of Yusuf Ali Salaam is his beauty. He was a beautiful child. And to replace that beauty jacoba Sam had no choice but to say I must find beauty in something else now and that will have to be suffered. So he said, sovereign Jamil. One thing beautiful has been taken after replace it with something else beautiful. But I've replaced it long enough with that beauty. I did my son Jimmy, now I get to see my Jimmy Yusuf again. And how can I seem if my eyes don't work? So it's like you put your mind to work to restore yourself physically. Like my eyes have a reason to see now. I want to come back to

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my boy, and I want to see him. I will fix my eyes. I will stop crying, I will get better. I know I will. You know what this is that people are in hospital, they're given a bad diagnosis. And then they're told you should have hope. And like yeah, have hope. But actually, when you mentally and emotionally lose hope you have nothing to look forward to. Then your physical body stops giving up all sorts giving up also.

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And people that never mentally give up and say I will walk again. I will do it again. They can fall 1000 times in physical therapy. And guess what, they're going to be running a marathon in two years. And it's happened a million times.

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jacobellis around now has a reason to use his eyes other than tears. He will come to me to see me He will come with vision because he has reason to see that he wants to see his family reunited he wants to see his son that he loved so much that he hugged and said don't tell your brothers your dream.

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That's that's the last conversation

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that since then, and now he's gonna come in yet he basilar

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and then you surprise him didn't stop there. He said I was what we're gonna end with. But this is pretty heavy. Also, what Tony? be identical as mine. Bring me your family's all of them. Every member of your family. So now he knows his brothers or family man, right?

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Well, he knows some other things, too. He didn't say bring them. He said bring them to me.

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He put a little personal touch in there, didn't he?

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Why did he add that me? Bring me your families. Because you did me a lot of wrong. I won't shame you for what you did. But I will never hold what you did against them. They never did me any wrong. They're my family. I'd love to meet them myself.

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bring them to me. I can't believe I have so many nieces and nephews. I have so many sister in laws. I want to meet all of them. Bring me every single one of them. I can't wait to be reunited and celebrate with my family and get introduced to them for the first time. I will I want that celebration for myself. He has lived without family. Most of his life hasn't he?

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He's lived in isolation. His only companion has been his spiritual father Ibraheem alehissalaam

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has his father in the memory of his father and the legacy of his spiritual father. But anyways, um, but otherwise he has no family. Now Allah has given him a huge family. Right. And it's really important to note here that

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some people in this life, when they accept our religion, they have no supporting family.

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They're like us of Egypt.

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But they still have their father brain. They still have family.

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But then a level, replace a level bring into their life, good people, and they can have family. Right? Well in

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those who believe and do good, we will absolutely enter them into righteous company, which has been understood to mean in the next life and in this life. A lot will bring you around good people will give you a good family. I'll give you a good community. Now,

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let me tell you something about I will name my country where I come from originally. But Muslims in general, when you have a fight with your brother, or with your uncle, then your uncle, your cousin, your niece, your nephew, their Barber, their neighbor, their pet, all of them are your enemy.

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When you have a problem with one, you got a problem with anybody from that bloodline. And they're all condemned. So if you are seen with any one of them having normal relations, it's like you're a traitor because you had a problem with one you must boycott all you understand that.

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All those people family we want nothing to do with them.

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Now that you know whose kid that is, Oh, no, no, no. Oh, wait. But wait. Isn't that what you selected?

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did when they hated Binyamin because he was associated with use of you hate use of, but by extension, because he's connected to you. So if you hate him use of assignments, teaching them the opposite. Just because you did the most horrible wrong to me, I will never think of your family as an extension of you.

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I will think of them as my own family.

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They're still my family,

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that every relationship is on its own.

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We'll give you a scenario. Let's say that a son has a terrible relationship with his parent, for whatever reason, maybe it's the father's fault. Maybe it's his own fault. We're not talking about fault right now. But they're not getting along. Father and son are not getting along.

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But father and or grandfather and grandson meaning you don't get along with dad, but you really get along with Grandpa, right?

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You don't get to say the father doesn't get to say, hey, you can't be nice to him. You can't talk to him. You can't give him advice. He's not even good to me. No, every one relationship cannot influence another this relationship needs fixing. But you can't say that relationship with your grandfather is on hold? Or would your grandchild son is on hold? Because I still have a problem here?

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No, you don't get to do that. every relationship has its own right.

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You have a problem with one sibling. That doesn't mean all the other siblings in that family are out.

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You have a problem with one person doesn't mean everybody connected to them or out. I will not I will treat your family, your families with a clean slate as if they are my family's. bring them to me directly, not bring them and settle here. Bring them and I'll find them a place. I don't want to necessarily meet them. No, we you and I may have some degree of separation. But I'm not going to condemn my nephews and nieces. Because Because of you guys.

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I'm not going to keep a safe distance from these kids that I would love that I would want to be a part of their lives. That's no, no, bring your families. So there's this such a remarkable balance in that statement of abuse of racism. And it's such a fulfillment of a hope that you're all expressed. So not too long ago, when he says as Allah who and yet he and he beat him Jimmy Ah, maybe Allah will bring them to me all of them.

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It's interesting. He said, maybe a level bring them to me, unless I know I'll bring you to them.

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Sometimes Allah answers on his terms, right? His hope was they'll come But no, no, you'll go, you'll go, what you want, I understand, I'll give you a better, I'll give you a better land than cannot.

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I'll give you and it won't just be your brother, the entire family's everybody will be united again. So this is the statement made by use of an A Sam, as he's leaving them. So now

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I'm going to get ahead of myself what I plan on doing I because I missed a couple of sessions this week. So I do plan on doing a lecture tomorrow night. Also, even though I have an orientation in the morning. For those of you that are interested in the Arabic program 9:30am Central, I will be doing an orientation here on Facebook. For those of you who don't know, you can go to dream worldwide dotnet that's ream worldwide dotnet to read up on the student packet, and get details and then you can ask me questions about what you read. Tomorrow morning, so I'll take live question answer tomorrow at 930. But tomorrow night, around the same time, as tonight, I will be continuing this.

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This discussion I'll try to cover today was 93. So tomorrow, I'll try to cover 94 and 95, which kind of go together, which is the last bit of tension left before the ultimate relief in this story. And we're gonna deal with some really interesting questions as these couple of sessions come. Like, what's it going to look like when they take the shirt back? Right. Okay, so take the shirt and put it on my dad's face. But so how are you going to tell dad

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that he's alive? And it's not like they can hide it anymore. He is the Royal of Egypt. And by the way, let me just set the scene so I don't have to do this in the next lecture. He's not sending them on some donkeys to get dad. He's the second most powerful man in Egypt, practically the most powerful man in Egypt. And that's his father. So he's going to send some kind of royal entourage

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to give him a royal welcome because when he comes back what See what I mean, we know the Sula. So we know at least the basic points. He's gonna put them on the throne, right? His parents, they're not going to get off a donkey and get on a throne. They're going to be brought in with a proper reception. That's my dad. He's going to treat him right. So the brothers are no longer any position to be able to hide these facts anymore. Because now this is a government entourage that's heading to pick up a member of the royal family. That's what's happening with Jacobi some that's coming in. He has no idea here. He thinks his children will come back to him. Right

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That's what he thinks. And then Alexa will show us this remarkable turn of events. I hope you enjoyed today's session, I truly am really loving the opportunity to do this one quick comment before I let you guys go is

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something that I'm hoping that you pick up on without me having to spell it out. But I think it's okay to spell things out sometimes, too. So I'll do so.

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You know, I've been around the, you know, the Islamic lecture type scene for a long time, a couple of decades. And there's some remarkable, amazing people that are doing amazing, amazing things, whether we know their names or not, whether they're famous or not. They're running, they're thinking they're producing, they're teaching, and they're just doing some incredible work, right. But unfortunately, just like in any other space, in human activity in this space, also you wouldn't expect it. But in this space, also, there's a lot of negativity. There's a lot of people condemning one another competing with one another and the public sometimes, hopefully not you as it because I

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don't want to speak in general, I want to talk to you as an individual, you as an individual that's listening, I hope you don't ever take part in, Hey, have you heard this person CLS series? Well, that person CRCS is better.

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And then you go to the, to whoever she gave a lecture series, by the way, there's another she will give a lecture on the same surah. And it's better than yours. Just wanted you to know,

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you want to instill some, this idea of there's some kind of contest about who knows more, or who's better or whatever. And then it's not just this immaturity on behalf of some listener, because the fact that somebody is trying to explore, for example, the Prophet's life size of them. And the fact that somebody else is trying to explore and teach something about it, are both beautiful efforts.

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And they may have different insights, you will learn something from one that you didn't learn from someone else.

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This is and they should they should both be, if they know each other, they should be collaborating with each other and saying, hey, so have you studied this part yet? What did you think about it? And help me it's not a competition, it's collaboration. There are insights today from Hassan from soccer, from sohaib, from Valerie from, if I get an insight from somebody, it doesn't take away from me to share where I got it from, and to give them credit for what they've done. Some people have done amazing work. And I've benefited tremendously from it. I want for people that want to learn about a song to develop a collaborative attitude, especially when it comes to the study of the

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Quran, that when you find somebody who knows more, or is speaking about something with more insight that you benefit from that, when you find someone else you benefit from that too, but you don't put a scorecard in your head, I give this one a five, I give this one a seven. And why this is not sports.

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They're not doing it to earn ratings or followings. That's not why they do that. That's not why you shouldn't be listening anyway. So let's get rid of that negativity. Let's, you know, and when people make mistakes and understanding something, what's the thing to do? Well, he said this, I'm not so convinced. I'm not so sure why that's right. Or, you know, I've heard this idea, here's what I think instead. is enough. You don't have to send someone to hell. You don't have to condemn like, why do you have to waste your space in your heart and space in your space on your tongue time and effort on your tongue? speaking ill of someone and condemning someone when you and I don't even know where

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we're gonna end up in front of Allah. The prophets I saw them said in the Quran, he was commanded to say to the kurush are clearly the Prophet has guidance and who don't have guidance. And a lot told the Prophet commanded the Prophet is a cool, man, a dreamer you find to be will be come in who are you? Hi, Leah.

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Tell them I have no idea what's going to become of me or a view. I'm just following what was revealed to me.

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He won't even condemn the courage to hell.

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He's commanded to say a look and say what he says. But if I'm speaking, I must say, I don't know what is going to become of me or a view. And if that really was the attitude deeply sunk in my heart, I wouldn't have time to be consumed with who's going to heaven and who's going to hell.

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Who's so wrong and why? capacity but it's okay. By the way, truth will always when you don't have to condemn or yell or scream or not, you don't have to do that truth will rise on its own and fossil didn't fall on its own. Jarl Haku was Alberta in Alberta, Canada, also falls apart anyway. Also this week, when people present false ideas, don't be intimidated. Oh my god, everybody's gonna follow the false ideas. No, unless a truth wins. People that will follow false ideas as because they want you to follow false ideas. When someone seeks the truth genuinely,

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then Allah does not leave them without guidance. That's our belief. There could be people that that have no profits or

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The knowledge around them no books around them, they could be like the young men in the cave, Allah guided them, right? They weren't prophets, how to like guide them without any access to libraries and books and shares, and no joses and no profits around how, because they genuinely wanted Allah.

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When you genuinely seek, and Allah will guide, so don't become so consumed with, you know, this, this idea of like the Islamic speaker contest

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isn't a ridiculous idea. It's just a silly idea when people are doing some good acknowledge it, appreciate it, take benefit of it, me allows me to accept all the efforts of everybody that's making efforts and overlook all of their shortcomings, and accept all of us despite of our faults, just you know, overlooking our faults. Because the love we have for this book, The love we have for Allah, the love we have for his profits in the long run. He said them who would cry in the middle of the night for his oma, that love is at least when I hear somebody say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, when they say Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, my love of

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association keeps me from thinking ill of them, because they just told me they love the same one.

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They have love fossils for them. I have love horses, I can disagree with them.

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I can strongly disagree with them. But I can't hate them. And I won't insult them. And I won't condemn them. But I can intellectually disagree with them in a proper fashion in an appropriate setting. Oh, what's the point of me broadcasting my disagreements with somebody online? What's the purpose of that? What are you going to get other? Well, how will that benefit your life? I've never benefited my life. I've been trying to study a song for 20 years. Never have I sat and listened to someone condemn someone else or prove how wrong they are. And I got something beneficial out of it. Not once. And when I when you do that, my question is, are you done studying those words? So you

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know everything there is to know about sutala nam?

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Because so he brought a PhD thesis on it. It took him several years for one surah but you're done with the Quran so you have time to worry about other people because Allah His words, have less time in your in your day, but people's words and condemning them or correcting them have more time in your day. How does that work? I don't get it. How do you have so much time to decide to discuss the differences between this group and that group and that group and that group? And you don't even know? What were the moments the Prophet sighs I'm cried the most you really want to know?

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Or you haven't even explored? Why don't you have someone someone who loves you so much that deserves some more time from you.

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Someone who loves you more than anyone any creation can ever love. You spoke to you. He spoke to you and me doesn't deserve time. You have time for other stuff and then you call it your you know, you're serving a lesbian? How is that serving a lot of thing? I don't get it. I wouldn't serve it in that way. So let's you know, I I genuinely I appreciate I'm so happy that I'm part of even if it's a small group, where we share and we collaborate and we discuss buzzwords, it's sort of spiritually rejuvenating experience, reading a fellow believers contemplations on the same app that you never thought of.

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And you're like, wow, a lot opened their heart to this gem. And now I get to, I get to take that little gentleman feel the beauty of it in my heart, and I can share something with them. And it's not like, Oh, yeah, you got a reflection. Why better come up with one.

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You know, this is this. These are gifts that come from a larger, larger Jamaica so people of contemplation, soften our hearts towards each other, and really not allow our hearts to be filled with so much negativity and so much animosity that the beauty of this incredible religion is just lost. And all of that. Whatever problem you have with someone can't be bigger than you certainly sounds problem with his brothers. If he can say that the three Veronica Do y'all feel alone? Get over it.

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Mark alone. You're welcome. So I'm already crystal Arigato. Okay, bye.

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I can't sync it cuz

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I'm gonna work on the sinkhole.