Surah Yusuf #69 – V103-104 Stubborn & Dismissive

Nouman Ali Khan


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AI: Summary © The speakers stress the importance of the "has" in the title of the Quran and its use in future conversations between Allah and His Messenger. They stress the need for people to be in love with words like "will" and "will" in relation to emotions and connect with people. The speakers also emphasize the importance of setting boundaries and respecting others' boundaries. While asserting one's values is important, it is also crucial to not hesitate to give money to anyone who needs it and to not let anyone's success hold them back.
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What does he mean a genie in Hawaii in the Quran, a lawyer and me,

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publisher, silly Emily

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Coco Lee al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah.

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Once again, everyone.

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Today I'm going to try to talk to you guys about whatever I've come to learn in terms of is number 103 and 104. Actually, I didn't change the title properly on the ISO let me do that now Give me a second.

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See ya.

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Hi, I'm back again.

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So the reason I'm so distracted is because I saw the presidential debate last night and my brain got fried and I was ready to give you guys a lecture. But at this point, I thought much of the world's population that observed that disaster is probably not able to concentrate on anything for a while. So if that's what I'm feeling, that must be what a lot of people are feeling. Therefore, I decided to delay the lecture and I'm still kind of dizzy from it. So inshallah I'm back on track. So let's start over again, is number 103. And 104, of sort of use of and in these two ions. This is the start of the core of the final passage. And I talk to you guys a lot about in the drawings and kind of how

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the things are organized. But to keep it simple for our conversation today, you know, from 103, all the way to 110. Allah is going to talk to the Prophet so so I'm basically about two things. He's going to talk to the prophets lesson about how stubborn and how adamant the his audience, meaning at that time, because he was in MCI, he's talking about how stubborn they are, and how arrogant they are, and how dismissive they are of this message. And no matter what you do, they just don't want to hear it. They're just ignoring every possible, you know, line of reasoning. And they're not learning from what you're giving them. They're not learning from all the evidences that you've presented

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them. They don't even look at reality around them. They're not learning from the history of those who came before them. And they are so they feel so safe, that they can be so oblivious, and so dismissive, and so stubborn. And yet, the punishment won't just all of a sudden come and get them. That's basically the summary of what Allah is going to tell the prophets I send them is their state, like this is where they are, this is how stubborn they are. which creates an interesting problem. Because if Allah is telling Allah Himself is telling the prophets, I send them that these people are so stubborn. They're such a lost cause. They don't, they refuse to listen to the best advice. Just

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they don't want to hear it. They you know, they don't care. That's the point that alemi makes so strongly and so many IOD over and over again, then it begs the question, then why am I even preaching to them? Why even bother trying to invite them to Islam, Allah himself, who knows everything has told me they're not going to listen. The Knower of the future, the knower of the deep, the depths of somebody else's heart is already letting me know these guys are a hopeless cause. So what am I supposed to do? And after telling the profits loss, I'm dead, then in the course of this passage, after giving him this, you know, impossible task. And he's already told him

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practically it's impossible. That's basically what he's told him. These people are not there, just want to hear it. Then he gives him a set of instructions sprinkled in between this, but this is what you must do. This is what you must do. This is what you must do. So in sprinkled in between his conversations with the prophets lesson, and why is that so so important? Because there's an overall parallel to the story we just read and spent spent so much of the last year reading.

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And the parallel is that you find individuals especially Yaqoob and Yusuf Ali Salaam, who are

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Faced with impossible situations, and they have to carry themselves a certain way, regardless, they see themselves in hopeless circumstances and yet have a certain kind of optimism. Where's that optimism coming from? Right? In the case of Yahuwah Islam, were you surprised that you could say it's their faith, you could say it's the revelation of a dream. In the beginning, maybe it's that the truth of that dream that less than hold on to faith, no matter what happens, because it is a revealed promise from Allah. Right. And the, the far surpassing that dream, is what Allah has given the final messenger solar. So it's not encoded in the form of stars and the sun and the moon. And

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then you have to decipher that code and eventually figure out what that means when you see it materialized. In fact, what Allah has given the prophets I said, was very clear, direct speech. It's there's nothing between the lines, the promises are very clear and expressive, you know, expressed promises, explicit promises. And so this is going to be an important study for us to understand the nature of the conversations that happen between Allah and His Messenger so long already. So that's one of the very important features of, of the Quran, both in murky and muddy new Quran. There are different kinds of passages passages about the afterlife passages about you know, previous prophets,

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passages about disbelievers and hypocrites. And there's lots of different subject matter in the Quran. But one current in so many suitors in the Quran somewhere or another is a conversation that's directly happening first and foremost, between Allah and His Messenger Allah and His Messenger Allah and as much as the dialogue happening between those two, right Allah speaking to him directly about what he's dealing with at that very moment. In that very instance, that's how ally speaking to him. Now, this is also a very interesting direct contrast from what was happening with the profits, we just read about Yahoo, and use of honey, some are even some why, because they were going through

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stuff. But when they were in that state of hopelessness, a lot didn't speak to them directly.

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Allow, you know, they're not they had faith, they, they knew what to do, because they had the right principles of faith of sobor and tawakkol. And, you know, not losing hope in a love being optimistic of being grateful, those principles they carried and protecting themselves from disobeying Allah, but Allah wasn't intervening in the middle of a situation to speak with them directly. You saw one circumstance where Yusuf has been thrown in the well. And then Allah azza wa jal, you know, intervenes and reveals to him at that very moment, you will be informing them of this, as it is being thrown in the well. So there's this direct intervention? What do you find what the prophet

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there's, you know, and can contrast this? What is a divine message that came in the story, the divine, divine direct intervention is either use of Reason being told in the well, as he's being thrown in you will be telling them about this one day, meaning you'll be victorious over them one day, right. Another case you can think of divine intervention is jacobellis. Adam is living so many years in pain, and holding on to hope anyway. But Allah lets him smell the scent of use of even though the shirt is dozens if not hundreds of miles away, he can send sense it right. So this is a this is a gift from a lie. This is not a human thing. It's from and he says when he smells, it will

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not lie, he might not and the moon will hold on to finally even if you're gonna think I'm crazy, you're gonna consider me insane. I know something from Allah, you don't know. Now contrast that with the prophets. I saw them at hand. He just heard all of that this is this remarkable narrative. And then he compares his situation. And in his situation, it's not just that he, you know, the jacobellis lamb and his son use have faced an adversarial, you know, family members, that's what they face they you know, his sons are in this his case, his brothers, that's what they face. Are you so funny, Sam's faced other adversarial situations. It's more than that. Allah is telling him I have

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given you a gift that is so unique, that I'm speaking to you directly to give you hope. I'm not making you wait, you know, many years before you can send something and just get the hint that the right that hope is on the way. I'll talk to you directly. And I will you know, it's one thing to for Yahoo valet services to say in number a scuba diver has Neela I only take my complaints I only take my grief and what saddening me. I only take them to a lot. That's what he said. Right? And in the case of a solar system, it says if Russell's house Adam doesn't even have to take them to Allah. Allah is saying I know what you're going through. Allah is telling him. This is an indication of the

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remarkable love and the intimate connection between Allah and His Messenger Salallahu alaihe salam, where it in the stories of other profits, you find them turning to Allah, the profits turning to Allah, you find this remarkable contrast, Allah turning to his profit

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's so powerful. It's so incredible. Like you could have, you know, just like a light telling us the stories of the prophets, you could have a lot of talking about how the Prophet Muhammad SAW sudden turn to Allah and prayed for this or that or the other. Or he said, he said, sovereign, Jimmy Lee, Allah could comment on him in the third person too. And he does sometimes he does, he talks to us. And he speaks about the Prophet Alayhi Salaam in the third person is Omar takamura, Zulu ma kumanovo. What the messenger gives you take it, what it forbids you from stay away from it, when he said, he doesn't say what you give them is what the messenger gives you.

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Which is pretty cool, because the words are coming from the prophets mouth. And he's referring to himself in the third person, because it's not his words, it's a lot referring to him and alleged talking to us through the tongue of the Prophet slicin them, right. But here, the thing to appreciate this, this kind of passage in the Quran, this is not the only place, but this kind of passage is its own kind of entity, where an intimate dialogue or conversation is taking place between a line the messenger and allies, letting the prophets I saw him know that I know more than anyone what you're going through. I understand what you're going through. And I know what's ahead of

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you. And I know how impossible The situation is.

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So first, he told him that he came in number 11, he like

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we already talked about this, I now go back and rethink about that i that is from the news of the unseen that we have inspired to you. You weren't with them, when they had made up their resolve as they had made their scheme, meaning when they were throwing him in the well when they made up that decision. And they had made up their minds that they were going to do this and that scheme is that they were executing. You weren't around at that time. What does that tell the profits on when he hears a lot tell him that you see we're saying what lessons can we learn? But before we even think about what lessons can we learn, the first time these words were experienced were not experienced by

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us, not even experienced by the Sahaba. They were first and foremost experienced by those who have lost them. And Allah wants part of the Quran part of our the development of our faith, part of our development of our connection with Allah, and our connection with revelation and our connection with the Messenger of Allah. So a large part of that connection is to appreciate when and how Allah speaks to His Prophet.

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And he's telling him, look at what I have just told you, and you weren't even there. You were and I decided to have this conversation with you. It's as if one way you can think about it. This is a little bit radical, but you can think of it this way. It says if one angle of the story is it started with a lot talking to us a little less.

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Then there's about 100 iaat that are just talking about the story of use of honey Sam. And at the end of the surah. Allah is again talking total sola sola. As if to say this was for you.

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From the beginning, the conversation was actually first and foremost with you. We you know it not until now, what does it mean?

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To be in La La Quinta Lu nakasu alayka accidental causes. Puma ohana la caja has a Quran. We're in Quinta in Cali. He let me know how you're feeling. We're narrating onto you the best of all stories, on account of the fact that we've revealed inspired this fall onto you. And you had been from those who had known were completely unaware. And now at the end now that you've been made aware, these are from the news that I wanted to tell you. You weren't there. This is this is only this could have only come from me to you. It's as if the profit side is being made to feel I am being given this gift over and above. right this is this is more than the shirt of Jaco given to Jaco Valley salam,

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this is more than the money you know, unless you suffer some thank Allah that you taught me how to interpret speech. He says I could I could figure speech out while Anthony meant that we did a hadith and he said our data in the middle Mulkey you gave me Kingdom you gave me dominion, you give me power to change the country. You give me the ability to help people you know, and so he Allah He thanks a lot for these things. Compare that to what the messengers I said of yours, that this beloved Yusuf Ali Salaam, Allah granted him ability to govern over people, Allah granted him the ability to interpret speech, Allah granted jacoba a solemn relief,

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through you know, even after his sadness has taken his eyesight away. But by comparison, what is Allah granted me his own words,

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his life like this, and these words that will help me understand everything else, and help the world understand how they should see how should see how they should say truth and falsehood. This is the fourth con that distinguishes between light and darkness and I've been given this, this is the appreciation give it your soul stamina. Why is that so important? Because clearly you can decipher from the context of the sutra, that the association is going through terrible grief when this surah came down,

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And by the end it's not just that the surah has transformed, you know what the prophet should feel and the hope that there's going to be redemption just like there's redemption at the end of the sutra of use of with his family, and the reunification of you know, loved ones. But actually that Allah azza wa jal is giving him relief already through his words. He's already giving him strength, he doesn't have to wait for the, the greatest gift has already been given to them. You know, the most extreme word for happiness, arguably, according to, you know, Arabic etymology, the word the most extreme word for joy is alpha.

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For can be overwhelming happiness and, you know, overreacting in your joy. like somebody's just losing it how crazy happy they are, you know.

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And, unless has it a place where people become overly happy over materialistic things, you know, people like when they sports fans when they win a match or something, and they just go crazy and like, like, like the star just riding and jumping on cars, and whatever drinking and you know, spraying people with drinks and alcohol and all kinds of crazy stuff. That's one way of describing that as alpha.

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So Allah says about people that have material gain, through the story of our own law in the law.

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Don't be too happy, let us and let people that are too happy. The context isn't you shouldn't be too happy. The context is over material things over frivolous things, you shouldn't be so overjoyed. These aren't things that are worth joy. This much, this much extreme, you know, expression of happiness. But that same word is used in another place. Unless describing the Quran,

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he's describing the Quran. And he says, before the law he will be he tell them it is by the blessing of Allah and an act of his loving care for Buddha Lika philia, who will help me manage my own and because of that, meaning the Quran, they should be filled with extreme joy, it is better than everything else that they gather

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is better than everything else that they gather. Oran should be the ultimate source of joy. This is what Allah says they should be overjoyed because of Quran.

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And if this surah is about dealing with grief, and the Quran says the words of Allah should over flood you with joy. The first recipient of that joy is also the loss of a large. So he says to him Now in this ayah now Now we get to the what seems like a depressing part, I'll translate both I have to you briefly first, as always, well my axon nursey Well, meaning and most people no matter how hard you want it know how bad you want something helps is actually to try everything you can to get to a goal.

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And it's at least he had, you know, he still had he hadn't.

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You know obala finished he had when somebody tries their utmost and goes to every length to accomplish something. They have hips, a stored hips. It's used in as a condemnation to of some of the Israelites when Allah says will attach to them the home. Grace and Mercy Allah heighten Amina Latina Shaku, you will fight you will absolutely find them the most zealous, the most enthusiastic and the most covetous, to try to hold on to their life and not die, even more than those who have done shift. rights, right. So this is like people that are afraid to die and just want to preserve themselves no matter what integrity is. Second, preservation of life is first. Justice. The second

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preservation of self is first, right? Allah is describing those people and says they have hips. They have the most hips, meaning the most zealous energy and enthusiasm to preserve self preservation is their number one goal, even more than the mushrikeen. That's what he says about them. It's the same word that's used for the prophets. I send them a couple of times here is a verb at the end of suta Toba which is towards the end of the sila is how do you how do you soon Alico, Laconia Kumara Suleiman unfussy as his mother Hema Anna Harris una la Minato. for him. A messenger has come to you from your own within your own cells within your own ranks.

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Everything that hurts you is really hard on him.

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How do you soon alikum he is SOS he does everything he can to protect you in some way. He's overzealous when it comes to you people. And that's the word that's being used here. Most people no matter how hard you try, no matter how zealous you are, no matter how enthusiastic and how exhausted you are in trying it's leaving no stone unturned is the English expression. No matter how much you have done that we move meaning they are not going to become believers. They're just not going to believe

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now, I am getting lost in the commentary. I gotta finish translation of 104 to what matters aluminum and you're not old, you know, for for speaking to them about this. And for you the zealous, the the the energy that you exhaust on them for that energy, you're not asking them for any compensation.

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For reciting the Quran onto them, you're not asking them for any compensation, and for calling them to me to Allah, so that is to say, for calling unto Allah, you're not asking them for any compensation. You haven't asked for money or power position, in who I love Allah. I mean, it is nothing but a reminder for all nations and all people. That's these are the two statements. But let's go back. And the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to read to you some of my readings from the literature. So you will get a some idea of the kinds of things scholars talked about, when they discuss these couple of buyouts. We're going to, you know, a glance at it. And then I'll share

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with you what I think is just absolutely mind blowing. And in order to really help you appreciate it, I'm actually going to pull up the screen and type some stuff for you so you can visualize it. So we can see some some really beautiful things about the way Allah speaks to the Prophet. So I said, I'm from a language point of view. And this is also, you know, my way of encouraging you to study Arabic with me, which I announced about earlier, anyway. And now watch me. And once I decided he had his remarkable and macro photo, he was Jamar Amelia, who is a mineral Sula, he's a Lola. And so

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there is this opinion, it's not necessarily all too authenticated, but a popular opinion. So I'm going to cite it, as he also mentions it is that the correlation between this idea and what came before it, meaning the idea before was, I've told you the story, you weren't there? Right? That's basically what a lot told the prophets lesson. And now he's saying most people won't believe basically, I'm over summarizing the core ideas, right. So now why why follow up with follow the statement, I've told you the story of use of that you had no access to with the statement. Most people by the way, it doesn't matter how hard you try, they're not going to believe. He says that

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the reason for the connection to this ayah with these two IR together is that the kuffaar the disbelievers of courage, and a group of Jews demanded this story from the Prophet. So this is a popular sort of opinion floating again, authenticity. What wise, I'm not sure where this comes from, but it is popular. And it's found now that'd be the download. And they did so in order to be adversarial. In other words, the courage it's known that the courageous to go to some rabbis and some knowledgeable of the Israelites and say, when this Mohammed, he keeps saying he's talking about all these prophets and gods, and we've heard you talk about these things. How do we like we don't

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know how to counter him? Because we have no knowledge of this stuff. Can you give me some tough questions, so we could throw him his way. So he could get stumped? Because we don't know how to you know, it's almost like you're you're trying to have a debate with a doctor and you don't know any medicine. So you call your doctor, other doctor friend and saying you want to just give me something I could throw at this. Let me just get some medical terms to throw in his face, feel smart about myself kind of thing, you know? So they say, Well, if he's an Arab, and the Arabs know a lot about their own lineage, but they know nothing of the Israelite lineage, right? And the, the complex

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story, and the embedded story of the use of and his family and Yakuza, they said, Ah, and there's so many convoluted pieces to that story in the Jewish account. There's no way he knows this. Go ask him about Joseph. Once you ask him about that, he won't know. Let's see how he answers that one. And so they come and they ask me, you know, and polish they was coming up. And this was for adversarial reasons why Takada Rasulullah saw them. And now it has occurred for Obama.

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And the prophesies of them was convinced maybe when he mentioned that to them that they are hopefully going to become believers. So he's looking at their question that is genuinely a question. But their question is for the purpose of stumping him and that tells you about the nature of questions right, people can ask you a question because they want to know, and people can ask you a question because their goal is to humiliate you or to undermine you, or to put you in a corner trap questions.

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For llamada Kuru vichara sobre la creme and when he told them the entire story, meaning Allah revealed to him they were still adamant about staying disbelievers when I was elected him then desire came. So my race has one possibility is when I have this idea came meaning most people won't believe Look, they asked you gave didn't matter. Because this was never part of the end. It doesn't matter no matter how hard you tried. The matter how clearly I gave you the elaborate story. It didn't matter. Secondly, Coca Cola Mercado la hota Allah, pico de Nicoletta even, but I'm gonna circle back to this but I'll tell you what he's saying. He says it could also be a reference to

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something Allah has said elsewhere. This may be the reinforcement of an idea that Allah has talked about another place in the Quran. And what's that other place in the Quran? In nicoleta, demon after this was at the death of Abu Talib. Some argue desire came that you've no doubt are not able to guide whoever you love or whoever you loved. When I can ally it manjusha however Allah He guides whoever he wants, he's gonna guide whoever he wants.

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Well, even I should as well and Makana Valley come in chutney and yagoona McMahon

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mining in October BLM in Libya next, normally we don't. And even though it's only only fitting the character of the prophets, I said I'm that he's gonna hope that people will become believers allows me to follow that statement about how remarkable What a great reason to believe in the Prophet. What's the reason? Look at what I revealed to you. You weren't there, when all this transpired? How could you have known any of this? When people hear that they should just believe they should say, He's right, how did he have access? especially those who know the story of use of our assumption, say, Where did this come from?

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And how did he know this? And how do we expose our lies on top of his head as he was doing it? You know, he says, and so it's only natural and becoming of the prophets. I said, I'm gonna hope that they're going to believe but a lot of followed that up by informing him that most of them aren't going to believe.

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And then we'll mark sedonas, you know, most people that is I translate most people won't believe. So there's commentary about that, like even our buses in the home. alimak guy says this. When he says most people, he's talking about people in his context, meaning the crash. Because, you know, when we talk about when we use words, like people sometimes, like you're, you're at a gathering, and, you know, somebody's acting crazy. You said people are crazy. You're not saying humanity's crazy. You're saying that guy, that fool over there. That's trying to jump on top of a glass table. He's crazy. But you say what word people are crazy. Sometimes words that are, you know, all encompassing. Like

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they're universal. Sometimes they can be used in very particular cases. And it's still it's not referring to all of humanity, like NASS, for example. In this ayah, NASS doesn't refer to all humanity. NASA refers to the you know, according to Ivanova, so the lowdown on Homer refers to particularly the audience in front of him though kodesh called Abdullah Marisa Qureshi and Susana mysuru Zhang, Han wafi and family Sala family Salaam, and you know, Malika I mean, this is almost exactly like what mama said this is Lucy saying it that they asked him this question. And the letter reveals such a an exhaustive, you know, answer to that question. And so he became hopeful that

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they'll become Muslim, will he live in the home where I do and use lemo? And it's also been said that they promised him that if he can answer this question that they'll accept Islam for them but let me I do as a whole lotta I'll be dyadic that when they didn't do so that Allah consoled him with these words. So they have promised him they didn't keep that promise. And unlike consultant, it's also been said in the hands of a Filipina 15 it was revealed cut talking about the hypocrites will peel off in nosara. It's also been said this talking about Christians will feel every wish enough about it said it's been about the machine only via Nikita, Nikita *a. And some said it's about

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the People of the Book only. So are some of us are of varying opinions of who this is referring to. But let's go back to the AI itself. Most people won't believe if you hear that. Most the prophets I suspect being told most people are not and by the way, a more literal reading, which I'm more subscribing to, is not most people will not believe that would have been Wilma oxido, Nancy Willow house Thailand, you know, they will not believe but believe me makes it is flat, straightforward. Joomla is Mia. And if I say for example,

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I might not be jealous, I am not sitting, if you can read this, I'm not going to sit at all. I'm never gonna sit. But you can also read this as I am not sitting. And that's an important distinction because allies sing in very emphatic terms. They are not believing at all. But it's you can read that as a comment on the present tense. They are not believing at all right now. Because if you think about it, in a couple of years from now, he's going to be in Medina. And a few years after that, he's going to come back and take over America. And when he takes over America, most people are going to lie, believe

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right? Most people are going to believe so you would say when you read the law, he will forget what I said hello nafi de la jolla, Florida. When when the victory comes you'll see people entering into the religion in groups upon groups upon groups droves on top of droves on top of droves, droves. So here less as most people won't and then he says everybody will seems like a contradiction. It's actually not a contradiction, because a lysing as you see it right now is as I as I'm telling you, and you're right, they're adamant about not believing at all. And how us does the past and suggesting you have been trying so much and yet it doesn't yield you any results. And they are just

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and I'm letting you know they've made up their minds.

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I'm just letting you know this that's most of them. Well Oh hello star Allah Imani him Baba latifi ivatan IRT Katya de la citicoline Mini in our Lucy as an even if you were to insist upon and be zealous and exhaust yourself over the hope that they will believe

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And you go out of your way to expose the most clear iaat that make it clear make it abundantly remove any shadow of doubt that this is true. This is coming from God Himself. They still won't believe it. us, me, me him, lol, Cofer, what is sorry, him and Ana de hacer moqtada who stepped out of home hanselman Bobby. So that's because they want to hold on to their power, there's no way they're going to let go. It's not that you're not convincing. It's not that you're not trying hard enough. The real reason is they just can't let go their leadership. They can't let go there their power trip, which is interesting commentary, because there's a tie back to the story. You see, Allah

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has woven two stories together. The story of the prophets, I send them the story of Joseph and his brothers. So when he's talking to the prophets, I send them we should be thinking, he talked to the prophets, I said, I'm insulted users, which means something is so useful should be echoing what Ally's telling us.

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And when we study, when we go back, we're going to look at the story of use of honey serum and say something is echoing the what the prophet is going through. So you understand. So the two are actually intertwined by the words of Allah, that's what he's done. Because this conversation with the province of Islam is not a separate surah it's part of sort of use of so he's fused the two together, they should be thought about together. So when we think about them together, what do we get? What do we get the brothers of use of funny Sam, who were too drunk on their power, and to insistent on their denial of even their own father who happened to be a prophet.

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And they still, even though they claim to be believers, they just couldn't get themselves to see things for what they actually were

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with, despite all the opportunity was and you wouldn't imagine that jacoba Islam left any stone unturned to get them to follow the right path. There's there's no way. So there's a an interesting Echo, just like you love, your love for your people and wanting them to come to the right course, is a good reflection. It's reflected in the love of jacoba salaam for his own children.

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And this is kind of, it's telling how Allah sees the prophets. I saw them as like, really the continuation of the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, and Ibrahim alayhis. Salam is the father of this oma. Right, we let her abiko me Brahim is your father. And the prophets, I send him because he's following in his legacy. He thinks of his own my like his own children. He loves us, like his own children, his own family, right. And then that's what the parallel is being made with jacoba Newsome and his love for his own children and wanting the best for them. So there's something I deliberately left for the, you know, at least for the End of discussion of this ayah. Because it just deserves

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that kind of special attention. But before we do that, there's one more or two more things that I want to highlight inside of this ayah.

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Ma, is the negating, you know, device used in the beginning of this ayah. So ma axon as well, Mark fallenness. And the word ma is used among Professor

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father's samurai, in his discussions on the meanings of grammar talks about the word Ma and how its purpose its its usage in Arabic linguistics is to refute what somebody's saying. So basically, there's in Arabic to make it simple. There's different ways of saying no, okay, there's different ways you can say, No, if somebody's saying something wrong,

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and you correct them by starting to say, No, that's Ma.

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If somebody asked me a question and said, Hey, Is it cold outside? And I said, No, I'm not refuting them. I'm answering your question, right? That wouldn't be my that would be law.

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But if somebody came in and said, It's snowing outside, and I said, No, then that No, it's not. That would be MMA because I'm refuting them. So you could refute somebody's statement, and you can refute somebody's thought, okay, somebody's thinking the wrong thing. You refute them, somebody's hoping the wrong thing, you refute them. And in this case, what comes across as the Prophet sighs is hopeful that they're going to believe and Allah is refuting them. Well, Mark sedonas Hello. Hello, Stan, you want me

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and the remarkable thing about this ayah the Arduino still got a hold on. One more thing. So that that's the MA usage of my that I wanted to share with you. The other thing that I want to share with you is just the concept of majority, like thoroughness. Like you know, you have no grandmama homey, meaning they are not believers. But a lot went out of his way to comment about the majority's refusal

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And in it, there's a connection being made with the concept of majority, and being stubborn.

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The concept of a majority, and being stubborn.

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You know, being in the world of business, and in the world of teaching and the world of administration, you learn some things, one of the things you'll learn is when you're a small business, you're very agile, you can make a decision one day, and change course completely The next day, and change it back the next day. And then try something new that they after that, because you are agile, you're a small team, you're, you know, you're moving. When you become a big business, when you have 500 employees, and all of them have had their trainings, and you've got these offices or whatever, and you say, we're going to relocate,

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or we're going to work from home today, or we're going to start a new project, you have to have one meeting in this department for meetings in that department, then you have to have fights and you know,

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all kinds of politics, you got it. Because the bigger you know, it's like it's like if you have a small ship or a canoe, right, you can turn it let's roll this way, it'll turn this way, or this way, it'll turn this way, when you have like a, you know, aircraft carrier, then it's got a digger, it takes a long turn, they can't turn on a dime, you understand. So the larger your vehicle, the harder for it to make a turn.

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So the more population becomes set in, the more people become set a certain way, culturally, you know, in their habits, and the way they dress and the way they talk and the way they behave, etc. Those habits become harder and harder and harder to change. They're just like human beings have a certain genetics, then that society starts to develop certain kinds of genetics. And then when you introduce something new, it's like going against their genes. So there's something inside you that pulls you back. So the the majority is a very difficult thing to change. And that's why people who really change in the world are always a minority, the majority always follows trends. And trends are

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very difficult to turn in a different direction. You can't tell the world today, get off the internet, the world was doing fine before the internet, go back to the days without the web. Because now this is set, it's too difficult to move this out of out of place, you understand. So I don't drive your cars anymore. It's not gonna happen. We're set. This is a pattern of behavior. It's been embedded, it's become a part of our societal DNA. It's not something you can just pluck off and we can function we can't,

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an individual can, one person can decide, you know what, I decided to get off the internet, and live up in the mountains. He's crazy, but he did it. Here's a documentary about him on the internet.

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Right. But the point is, one person can change, the minority can change. And when they change what happens that here's the thing, when everybody around you does things the same way, or you're part of a society, then what everybody does becomes the definition of normal.

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So, simple example, if there's a highway, all the cars are going in this direction, that's normal behavior. All the cars are going at a certain speed. That's normal behavior. One car is driving at a one mile an hour or two kilometers an hour.

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That's abnormal behavior, one car is going the wrong way. Everybody's driving this way you're driving that way. That's abnormal behavior. It's even criminal. It's a crime against the rest of us it put the rest of us in danger. It could be that dress code. Everybody dresses a certain way somebody else walks in, dressed completely differently. It makes everybody uncomfortable. So the point is, the majority starts being perceived as what is normal.

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What is normal? And then anybody who changes or diverts from that is seen first as abnormal. Second, there, see there's not one of us. They can't be trusted? Are they trying to they're trying to, you know, change the good that we have? How can all of us be wrong? How can this one person the only person be right?

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There's no way we can accept this. So it's not just I don't believe in Allah. I'm not impressed with the Quran. It's not just that there's a majority. And if I move from this majority, well, anybody who leaves the majority becomes isolated.

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They become the weirdos, they become ostracized. They're the object of criticism and ridicule, because they are the fringe. They're the crazies. I don't want to be like that I want to fit in with everybody else. I want to stay in the majority. So there are By the way, there's very few people

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on top, they decide for the rest of the majority, what's normal.

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It's not a democratic process, where everybody decided this is normal. Some people on top decided this is normal, and the rest of us accepted. The rest of us went along with it.

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There was there were some people in the top echelon of society that decided paper currency is the way to go.

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And the rest of the world followed.

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Then some part of the world, the banks decided governments decided, then those not billions of people, they're not millions of people, there's sometimes not even 1000s of people, there are hundreds of people, they decided that we're going to have financial transactions electronically.

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And now, all of us followed suit everybody gave in. So it doesn't matter if your wealth is actually just data points, zeros and ones, that's all your wealth is, it's just a number on the screen that you logged into. That's all you know, it's not actual material. Right? It's perceived wealth. But that's okay, because we all accepted it. So the majority accepts a new normal, and somebody's going against that grain will be considered weird and fringe and all of that. Now, look at how the Quran deals with this, when you know, you can follow the majority in traffic, you can follow the majority and medical advice, maybe you can follow the majority and good things too. Because obviously, if

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something worked and something is successful, then more and more people will do it until it becomes a majority practice. So there's some merits to things that are done by a majority. Not everything the majority does is wrong. But unless has something about the spiritual and the moral truths of the world, he says about them, we're into their experimental or do they Luca and Sabina, if you were to follow the majority of people that are on this earth, they will take you away from Allah zwei

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the mage individual thinking is different. Majority thinking is anti spiritual,

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mid mid the majority of people think about, you know, think about things in a materialistic way. They think about things in a political way. They think about things in an economic way. But they don't think about things in a moral way or a spiritual way. That's not what a majority is able to do.

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So if you follow the majority, they will take you away from the path of Allah, and nothing Vatican II on Mackinac, meaning in all of that there's a miraculous sign, most of them will not believe this idea of casino and

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so many punishment has become deserving for them, the majority a huge majority punishment has become deserving for them. Our process so now we come to the area that I really wanted to get to talking about this low low Hadassah look at what Allah says to His prophets, listen, and he says we're in darkness. I know who that home for in Allah Allah.

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If you are so insistent and so zealous to try and guide them, Allah will not guide the one who he has decided to allow to stay in misguidance.

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And what this is similar to this idea, right? No matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you tried, they're not gonna believe or they're not believers. Now, let's look at this closely. I'd like you to show me the show. Show them the screen. And I can type this up.

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Put my laptop over here.

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Can you see that?

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screen over there? Okay, so I'm going to type here.

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So the idea is wha oxido nasci.

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While Oh, how to stop

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Okay, so

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today's episode Yousef and a little bit of Arabic class. So in order to help you understand this, let's give you an English sentence.

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If I say

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the weather

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I am so grateful.

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was cooler.

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That's the English sentence. Yeah, there's not a translation of the

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so you take a screenshot deviant? No model, you can look at the translation of the calm down. Okay? The way the weather today. I am so grateful was cooler. Okay. Actually, it's a simple sentence. The weather today was cooler. That was a sentence. And there's another sentence which is why I am grateful. So I could have said the weather was cooler or the weather today was cooler. I'm so grateful. Could have been two distinct sentences. But what did I choose to do? I chose to take this. I am so grateful.

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Which was actually a separate sentence and kind of stuff that in between the rest of it.

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This is Joomla. Atilla, do you have to know that this is an interjection like you said you stuff a sentence inside an existing sentence. Normally you

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Finish one sentence, then you say another sentence, right? But sometimes you talk like this, this is actually also understandable. The weather today, I'm so grateful was cooler.

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You know, you can do that. Now, what's the point of doing that? retort? The argument is, rhetorically, the point of doing that is, before you comment on the weather today,

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you really want your listener, your listener to hear your enthusiasm, or your gratitude. You want them to know how relieved you are. And them knowing how you felt because there's two things, the weather was cooler. How did you feel about that? Maybe you don't like the cold, right? But you felt that the person you're talking to, it's more important for them to know that you're grateful before you even tell them what you're grateful for.

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Because really, when you were speaking to your audience, whoever they were you called your mom, you call your grandpa, whoever, and you told them this, somewhere in your head, maybe our our processes are not this complex, right? But maybe if you are this thoughtful, then you say you felt that they should hear about your gratitude, before they should hear about what you're grateful for. You get it. Now, of course, most people aren't this thoughtful when they speak, they just kind of blurt things out and not take who they're talking to, or this complex process into consideration. But let me guarantee you people have eloquence in old times, and most certainly allies origin takes these

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things into consideration. So here's the thing.

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Well, now oxido nasci will know how to

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be more meaning.

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The part I made read is a separate statement.

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So let me translate without the read. And most people are not believing

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is not a straightforward sentence. Well, Mark Pharaoh now see the meaning of the cover.

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The basada, they aren't believing at all actually, most people know you're No, don't be so hopeful. Don't be so optimistic. No, most people aren't believing at all.

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And then you can say most people aren't believing at all, no matter how how zealous you've been.

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No matter how hard you've tried.

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You could say that right?

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But Allah decided that he put that in the middle.

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So the morphus, the the the scholars of grammar, and the scholars of the seed, when they talk about this higher, they say, well, Joomla jacobina looked at that you will hover that between the subject and the predicate of the sentence, this other thing was introduced. So let's put this in English now. So you can see. And this is not a literal or literary translation. But for the purpose of teaching. I'm keeping it simple. Most people

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aren't believing.

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That's the sentence and in the middle.

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Even though you've given your all

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most people

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aren't believe, even though you've given you're wrong, but what does Allah do? Most people even though you've given your all aren't believing. Now the question is why? I've just explained this enough. So this is the part in red, right? This middle, interjected sentence.

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It is as if Allah loves his messenger so much, that he knows that when he hears that most people aren't believing and he hears that from Allah because he can feel that most people aren't listening. There's one thing that he sees it, he observes it as a reality. But he says, But Allah knows better. He knows better, they'll turn around. But if ally himself tells him, most people aren't going to believe these people aren't going to be listening to you. They're not believing

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that's going to be devastating for him because he loves these people.

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He loves all of humanity, starting with his own people.

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In fact, even all the way baby after multiple wars, Molly Quraysh. What is wrong with Quraysh? Why are they so consumed with war, he's still worried about them. He still doesn't want to hurt them.

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And when he hears from a lot of most of them won't believe it's going to be devastating. Some of you are. Some of you had non Muslim family, some of you came into Islam, and a good number of your family members aren't Muslim. And some of them have developed a hatred for Islam.

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They're agitate they just don't want to hear anything and it hurts you. But you hold on to this hope that maybe a level soft in their heart, maybe one that maybe from some other source, maybe not me, but something will change their minds. Maybe one one year they'll show up to afar and have a thyroid. You have that. Some of you have Hindu families. Some of you have atheist family.

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Some of you have Christian family, Jewish family, agnostic family. Some of you have family that used to be Muslim. They don't practice anymore some of you have kids that just came as a mom I I don't do this religion thing. And you're heartbroken

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but at least you have hope inside because a lot in close the door on them, right?

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But here it sounds like allies closing the door.

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But actually, the first thing you need technologies before Allah told the prophets lie some the devastating part. This right here at the end aren't believing. That's the devastating part. That's the part that's gonna hurt him.

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And when he hears that part, the first thing our messenger will do sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is basically I must not have tried hard enough.

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I there must be something that I could have done more.

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There's there must be some some, something I didn't think about. Maybe I didn't pray enough for them. Maybe I didn't beg enough for them. Maybe I didn't talk to them this way. Maybe I didn't talk to them that way. Maybe I slept too much.

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Maybe I you know, I need to figure out what more I can do. He's gonna blame Who? himself because he knows he's the final messenger. No other messengers are coming. He knows when people don't listen to a living messenger. What happens to those people in this life? And then in the next life, he knows that. So the anxiety of that is devastating. So before Allah gives him the tough news, what does Allah do? Allah says, but don't ever blame yourself because you've given your all already.

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Even though you've already given your all before I break it to you. I need you to know that I see what you've put in.

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Allah, comforted, consoled, validated His Messenger. So I saw him and his efforts. He did the first and then told them told him, they aren't believing.

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And then I said, I didn't say they aren't believing in that I didn't translate this as this is the false translation. Now, I will not believe

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I would disagree with this translation, even though it's possible grammatically, I would disagree with it. Why contextually? Why am I saying contextually, because time will come where all of them will be what? believing. And there was a time when you would give his son's advice, and they will not be believing. And the next day, they will not be believing and they will not be believing and they won't be believing. They won't be believing. And then years are going to go by and they will be believing.

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Right. And that's the same thing that's going to happen with koresh. But for now, you need to deal with their stubbornness.

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This is the now look at this ayah from a completely different angle.

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Allah says to the prophets, I said I'm in the previous hour, I told you what nobody knew, and you weren't there.

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And yet, most people won't believe.

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No matter how hard you've tried, not only have I given the best of all stories, see the beginning was Allah has given the best of all stories. And by the end, Allah says, You have put in the best of all efforts well,

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because you could have the best, you know, the best product but not the best salesman is not selling.

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You could have the best book but not the best teacher

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as possible. Right? You can have the best car but not the best driver. You need both. The beginning said I'm telling you the best story possible, nothing's missing in this story. This should be enough for anybody to come to faith. And at the end, well, if the story is perfect, it must be my imperfection. The Prophet would sink things himself, unless there's no before I tell you that they still won't believe Let me tell you nothing is short. There is no shortcoming on your part. Well how to stop moving, so powerful.

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This is the perfection of the column of Allah, and it is the perfection of the effort of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and together these become irrefutable proof and assuming Allah He yet loser.

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This is the definition of beginner and sort of the, you know, the most clear proof what is the clear proof messenger of Allah that reads the Scripture, the messenger himself is approved, the scripture reading is itself a proof that's happening here. So he says, Well, I had a study with me, and then he adds now, by the way, let me tell you, give you an analogy, and we can get out of the screen now. So the rest should be easy without the screen trauma.

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So let me give you an analogy.

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If I were to like let's just say that, you know, you are a friend of mine, and you went for a job interview, and I know you're brilliant. Any company would be lucky to have you. You're going to the job interview. They don't pick you. Right.

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You're not you're disappointed. You're hurt. They didn't pick you. But I'm not hurt. You know what I am? I'm mad. I'm your friend. I'm bad. Like, they're idiots. They don't know what they're talking about. You know what they missed out on?

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Seriously, they're gonna skip you.

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How are you going to do that I know better. In other words, I'm going to advocate for you

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Cuz I love you so much, and I know what you put in. And I see that that wasn't fair. Right?

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Look at the next time, most people won't believe isn't just a law telling the province and by the way, doesn't matter how much you try, I won't let them believe that's not what he's saying. He's saying, after everything you've done, and after what I've given you, can you believe these people? They still won't believe?

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And then he says, and what is it? What's keeping them from believing will not just illuminate him in Nigerian? You're not asking them for any compensation over your zealous enthusiasm. Now, what is what are the accusations against the Prophet? So some think about that? What are the accusations? The accusations are? He's a poet? He's a storyteller. He's a mind reader, right? He's a magician. By the way, when someone's a poet. They're basically a musician, right? an entertainer, entertainers? Why do they entertain? Because they want to get paid?

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A magician? Why is it as magic? Because he wants to get paid? a mind reader? Why does he say you you're gonna have twins? Why does he say that? Because he wants to get paid.

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mind readers, magicians, storytellers. All of them want to get paid. That's why they do it. When they accused him of these things, well, that accusation would fall on his face every time not only because of what he's saying, but also the way he's carrying himself. He's never asked you for a penny.

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He never asked you for anything.

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And then you know, the more the more concerned someone is, like, you know, terrible example. But like car salesman, if you are in a car salesman watching all due respect, but I try to avoid going to a dealership not that's the place I was practicing social distancing before the days of social distancing. Because when you go to a car dealership, those people don't let you go.

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And the more clingy they are, the more you can tell they are desperate to make the sale.

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So when they see the desperation, the hills of the prophets, I send them the zeal of the prophets. I send them the energy of the prophets lesson. They're not giving up attitude of the prophets of them. They're relentless, persevering. Please listen to me. Listen to me. Listen, listen to this. I listen to this. I listen to this. They said What does he want?

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Like, just tell me what you really want? Because in life when someone's after you like that, every time What do you think?

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What do they really want? What are you after me, bro? What is just get to the point. Can you get to the point please? I've been around the block. When people follow you around like that. They want something from you.

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Right? We live in we live in a mythology world. We live in a world where people have their own agenda. So when somebody's giving you time of day, giving you a call and say Sir Michael, how are you? How's it going? How are you? Good You okay? And he's okay, everything's okay. You're like this this guy hasn't called me for two years. So he didn't just call me to say How you doing? How's everything okay, just wanted to check on you. And some people played real they play the long game they just called to check how many 100 likes they really happy to hear good to be in touch then a call another week from then and then ask

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because they don't want to give it away the first time on a soft in the agenda. But some people can handle that. How are you Hey, by the way.

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You still got a second car cuz

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I've got on a road trip. I want to use your car.

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DNC let's see the thing when people are after you. They must want something.

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He's been after them for years. But in the most dignified way he didn't beg them. A lot forbade him from begging them. I'd like to hold him directly. All Hakuna Robbie come from and

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tell them the truth comes from your master whoever wants they can believe whoever wants they can just believe that's on them.

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When somebody frowns and walks away when the Prophet Hassan was frowning because of the blind man of the Lebanon, Morocco, and because the leader came and gave him time of day, and you know, a lot What does Allah say about that that person?

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Allah says, Allah and Allah No, no, no, let them go. Or they think they are a VIP. No, let me tell you what's important more VIP than them. This revelation that came from the skies is way more expensive than any rank they will ever have. They should be honored to be in its presence. You are not honored to get a chance to talk to them. Let everybody be clear. And the blind one who came running towards this revelation is dear to Allah than the minister or the governor or the millionaire that was willing to listen to the prophets lifestyle.

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That's a message was sent in the Quran about who's valuable and what's valuable. And he says, and if he wanted money from you, and the governor's already offered him, they offered him government inquiries. They said pick a woman we'll give them to her to you. What do you want gold, silver, money trade, how What do you want, just tell us what you want. Because that's how they know how to deal with people. They can by people.

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That's anybody who is coming into the public space, the public space

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says I'm here for the public good. They must be a politician, or a businessman, or in our case, both right? In this country's case, both. And if they're a politician or a businessman, there's something behind it that they came in here for. They didn't just come from public servants Come on. What else? Is it the thirst for power? Is it the thirst for money? Is it fame? Is it? What is it that you want? And Allah xojo says, if he wanted a jet from you this question, and he will not ask him and you are not asking them for compensation in any way, shape, or form whatsoever. Now, before I can finish the rest of this is very powerful.

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Before I finish this, if somebody could argue well, no, but what he did when the Prophet moved to Medina, didn't people have to give money?

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Didn't Switzerland file come and tell the believers that a portion of the money that's gained from the battle is to go to Allah and His Messenger social? Isn't that the case? Aren't there I thought that came that said, you have to give something.

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And yet the prophets or something has a right over you? Aren't there out like that? Isn't the promises of asking people to spend spend spend in the path of Allah? The answer is very simple and very powerful.

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You know,

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nowadays, because you know, political campaigns and all that stuff, right? People want to ask for money, I want to ask for a donation. Right? And I'm asking you on behalf of so and so. I'm asking you on behalf of the machine. I'm asking you on behalf of the party. I'm asking, I'm asking, right. So you could expect the professor sums to say, give me for the sake of Allah.

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Or law could say, lend him money, and I will pay you back. Right? Because technically, when you're giving you're not giving to Allah lies in the unseen Who are you giving to those who loves them, and a lot could reveal give to this messenger. But when you give to him, I got his back. I not be he's on him, I'll back his loan, I'll get you paid in the offer. But give him that's not what Allah said. Allah never said compensate the Prophet.

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He said,

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Mandela, the Euclid law, or bandhasana, who will give a law alone.

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Allah deemed it more appropriate to say the words who will give a loan to Allah, than to say give to the Prophet.

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You see that? The statement here is he doesn't ask you for compensation. And what someone says but he did in Medina? And the answer is No, he didn't. Allah did.

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The messenger never did.

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The messenger is not asking you for compensation. He's not asking you for compensation, especially for this data. If he's ever asked. He's asked for one for the path of Allah, for Allah himself, and he doesn't have to ask a lot asks for him. And let us even put his name in it. Mengele, the Ukrainian Libya cordon Hashanah for your daughter, who was often casilla, who will give the profit alone and a level multiply it No, no, no, no, who will give a law loan and the loan multiplier. And I think about like, when,

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when you don't want to associate like you and I are milah keep us independent. The idea of asking somebody for help for a loan is embarrassing.

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It's an embarrassing situation to be in.

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But when the prophet SAW Salome, Allah doesn't even put him in that position.

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Allah does not put him in that position, Allah puts himself in that phrasing instead of his Nabhi says you're not giving them you're giving to me,

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which is seated by itself.

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So he says here, he's not asking you for any compensation.

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And by the way, the more valuable you get something you give to somebody, the more compensation you should get is not the case. Here you have this whole social and being dismissed completely, no matter how much love He gives them. And that much care and that much concern and the teaching that he gives you is more valuable than any teaching on earth that has ever come and will ever come. When you and I pay top dollar for education,

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top dollar have access to the highest sources of knowledge. And the higher up your education goes, the more expensive it gets, the more exclusive it gets. And the more you you have to pay for it, you know, the more you have to like sacrifice for it. And here you have the highest message message from the heavens being given. And he's not asking for a penny. I'm not letting him and he would never do it anyway. Well, that's only human nature. And then he says, This is the most epic part of these two out to me and this is what we're going to conclude with. The Prophet is being told as you as far as you can see it the majority will believe or not believe, not believe. So what does that mean as a

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corollary, only the minority will believe? Right? So the prophets already being told you're gonna have very few and then story after story of Prophet is telling them reinforcing the same thing.

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Which is what my alma mater who Luckily, only a few believe with him

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few few few in every story few few few few and few, and allies then saying something so powerful, he says, this is nothing but a reminder for all nations and all people, you can even add all generations. You know what the connection is? The few listen to this carefully. This is what my mind was just exploded, the few that will believe, are going to take this all over the world.

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So what if this little village doesn't believe?

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This is a reminder for all nations and all people? And how could that statement be true? If it never reaches all nations and all people?

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If you say this is a this is a message for the earth, but it's something you wrote in your on you're on the wall in your living room? Is that a message for the earth? You're delusional, in original body? If this message is not going to leave NACA or not, we leave the Arabian Peninsula. How's it for all the nations of the world?

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What did I do in these? You would think the author is so hopeless, they're not believing they're not believing? Allah says this, what you're going through is just a seed. There's a tree and then a forest and it's coming. And what is that it's the expansion of Islam, to nations upon nations, upon nations upon nations, from the minority that will believe with you. So what is the lead telling him that minority is heavier than any majority?

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The most remarkable people to Allah the Most Valuable people to Allah are usually very small number.

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In politics, numbers are power in military numbers or power in sales numbers or power. in finance, numbers are power, and social equity numbers are power on social media. The number of followers is power. Power comes with number of people, how many people you got an accidental Minka Marlin. Well as una Faraj, I am more dignified when it comes to manpower. I got more people the more people you got, the more powerful you are. Allah flips that equation on his head on its head and says most people don't they don't have what what I value which is Congress and by the way, what's the next thing people value compensation and these people ask for no compensation.

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So everything we deem valuable majority and money are the two things these people don't have.

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They don't got the majority and they don't have no money

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over custody and on top and these are these even the wealthy Saba are leaving stuff behind going homeless.

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there they've got nothing

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they got any Mondo

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and Alyssa daddy man is so powerful that light inside of their chest is so powerful. It's going to light up this planet. It's going to become the Crone. Delilah me, in Hawaii in the Quran, Delilah me. It is this this is really small statement. But it's giving a prophet size of the grandiose vision of what this Quran is actually meant to do, and how much bigger it is. And these people who think they are too big too good for it. there too, you know, they're too busy to or they're too powerful to, to acknowledge it, it's too easy for them to dismiss it because it's not gonna make them any money. Or it doesn't, you know, what does he want anyway, they can just dismiss it and

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ignore it and ignore you. I don't ignore you, I see your zeal. And I know that zeal has led to very few people believing but those very few men quality over quantity of the Allahu anhu will do handle will not be pleased with them, you know, they are less pleased with them. And they were pleased with Allah

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knows those people asahikawa savvy when they change the earth, this is a lot teaching us a lesson that is so timeless and actually even more relevant today than perhaps in many generations before us. And that is that we have become

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hypnotized by the power of numbers.

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We think of accomplishment, and the ability to bring change, and the ability to make the world a better place. When we think of any of these things. We think of the power in numbers like everybody else does.

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What Allah wants us to think about the few that are going to leave a mark on the on the earth because they are VIPs to Allah without a condom. And that is sort of this is what I'm gonna end with I promise. And so took a

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large chunk told the profits on him was big because the people weren't listening the same subject there. You know, conversation between online the profit is one of those conversations. People just aren't listening. They're not accepting what he's saying. Nobody's accepting Islam for a while. He says what's good enough second, I'll let you know during our bond below that he will or she

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Keep yourself patient, basically be content with those who are with you. Those who call on their master night and day, you really do know what they want his face.

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They don't want to win a majority. They don't want to win power. They don't want to overcome the enemy they don't, that's all secondary. They want his face, they want to be able to see a lot. When judgment day comes, they want their faces to be late. That's what they want.

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Well, that hardliner can let your eyes not turn away from them. Who the statement is to think of the gravity of that statement are messengers being totally shut them. Don't let your eyes deviate away from them.

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Your eyes shouldn't deviate from them, don't even look to somebody else. That's how important these people are to me. We The world has told focus on the Prophet. The Prophet is told focus on these people.

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And the people who are calling on a law night and day, they had no power, they had no money, they had no military, they had nothing. Here's how so far and he says this, these are your gems, these are my VIPs.

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You know, you say I need to talk to them because they got connections. Allah says these people, they got a connection to ally himself. These are your VIPs

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Well, how to determine a

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pass, pass to the aisle quickly skip some parts.

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Don't be influenced by and don't listen to someone whose heart we've made empty of our remembrance, but we only follow their whims, what kind of decisions are always one kind of either they're, they're going overboard in something or not doing enough and something else. Meaning he's saying when you go after the wealthy and the powerful, they have no remembrance of Allah. They're too drunk on their own. They do they corrupt themselves, they do, they could have the mirror. That's what they do. And every decision they make is either excess or shortage. They fall short of responsibilities. They go overboard in some crime, or their you know, whatever execution they do, what kind of

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this these people don't pay attention to them. Don't follow them. Follow those people. Man, if you and I decided that that's who we're going to take influence from. That's what we're going to follow those few that are love values. They may not even be on the internet. They may be somewhere in your life, but they're incredible people that you just want to be around. Being around them changes your worldview. Being around them, calibrates you, and allows them to grant us those kinds of people and allows them to help us develop and nurture a love for Him for His word, and for his beloved messenger, so allow them and keep us loyal to them. barakallahu li walakum frequently Hakeem

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whenever anyone here can be it was Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato.

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Now I'm not gonna do it today.