Surat Al-Baqarah – Part 33

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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayahs 93 to 95 of the magnificent Surah Al Baqarah.

In Ayat 93, “And (remember) when We took your covenant and We raised above you the Mount (saying), “Hold firmly to what We have given you and hear (Our Word). They said, “We have heard and disobeyed.” And their hearts absorbed (the worship of) the calf because of their disbelief. Say: “Worst indeed is that which your faith enjoins on you if you are believers.” 

When Musa (AS) brought the Torah to the Bani Israel, they only chose to follow rulings as they pleased. This is when the angels lifted Mt. Sinai over their heads to warn them. Allah tells them to judge their faith by seeing the result of their Iman. 

The Bani Israel claimed that Jannah is exclusively for them, and not anyone else. Allah SWT responds to this by saying that if they are certain that Jannah is for them, then they should wish for death. But they get terrified at the mention of death itself.

In Ayah 95, we gather that the people knew that if they had wished for death, Allah would have finished them off right away. They knew that they were just making excuses to not believe in the Prophet ﷺ, because they desired this world. 

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mini rajshahi sorry sad Omri wahoo. La Plata Mila Sania Coco de Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was a PHP so mama bad once again everybody is salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. If you, if you pay attention to this ayah, we're at number 93. If you notice, from the beginning, the conversation was in the second person, when we took the covenant from you the mythique, from you, we raised the mountain of door above you hold on to what we have given all of you with great strength, then immediately and listen, which is all you you and you, then all of a sudden, instead of saying you said, it says they said, right, so we went from the

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second person to the third person, this idea is important to understand the Arabic term for it is varied, distancing. And in Simple English, you can say that when you're saying something in the second person I'm talking to you, that suggests logically that you're close to me, that I'm engaged in conversation with you. But if I'm talking about them, are they then they are far from me. So how come it happens in the course of a single sentence that I was talking to you? And I started talking about you instead of talking to you, I want you to imagine that there are two audiences one audience is the Israelites don't be offended Israelites. And another audience is the Prophet.

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Allah azza wa jal speaks, he addresses the Israelites. And he gets so upset with them, that he turns away from them, and addresses the prophet and say, you know what they said, they said, Samaritan Law Center, you see this trend, this transition is common in our communication. In our communication, I'm yelling at one child at home.

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I'm giving them a good one. And then the other one walks in, you better not do what she did.

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She's right there. But I didn't talk to her as you I talked to her as what she I just immediately in a second turned her into a sheet. Okay, why sorry, you're not you're not totally a heat. I'm just saying as an example, I was thinking of hostile. Okay, so.

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So, so the idea being this, why this transition happens when you're so upset with someone you don't even want to talk to them anymore. Like Allah is so angry at what happened next is that he doesn't even address them. He talks of them, he switches over to the third person and says, kalu Samir, our assignor They said, We we heard and disobeyed. Now, some of them are grappled with the subject is how could they in the face of God just say, we disobey and not get crushed? You know. So then others have said, this is basically lisanna, meaning they must have not said it, but fought it, or not really mented when they said they obey.

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So, in other words, you say one thing, but you really don't mean it. And so Allah is now translating what they really meant. This is a pretty interesting note about the Hassan's own commentary. The Quran doesn't necessarily quote what people say, but actually quotes what they really mean to say.

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So lucky, doesn't have to translate the tongue, he can translate the heart to

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hear the knower of the inside, you know, that's the power of Quran is when you say when you think of the Quran, like Pharaoh and said this and Allah translated because Pharaoh didn't speak Arabic, even though he's Egyptian is not that Egyptian is the old Egyptian, they don't have Arabic back then. So Allah is translating what he said into Arabic, or was not alleged translating what the police said into Arabic. They didn't have those conversations in Arabic necessarily, but allows translating them. But when a lot of translates, he doesn't just translate words, he translates reality. And reality is made up of what is on the tongue, but sometimes also what is inside the heart. So let's

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actually come here commenting on what really you meant when you said, we heard and we hear and we obey. And this is actually really interesting, in the Hebrew language. In the Hebrew Bible, in Deuteronomy, this is 524 of Deuteronomy. The Hebrew of when they spoke to God and said we hear and we obey is as follows

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virtuemart new VA Seenu virtuemart Nova Scotia motto is close to semolina.

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And I'll see who is close to what I say no, except in Hebrew, I'll say no actually means we obey. And aside Arabic means we disobey and it's amazing that Allah actually uses the verb in

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Arabic That is the closest to the original Hebrew Bible,

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but means the opposite to teach. It's a play on words to say, you actually said you obey but what you meant all along was you disobey. So it actually resonated the words of the original Bible, and yet at the same time communicated the reality that was before them that they didn't really mean to obey. So hon Allah like, so. So from from a senior in their language, there are Cena here we learned some Quranic insight into a common phrase or a very powerful phrase of the Quran, a crime of the Israelites, I think all of you know this, at least even if you have a Sunday school version of Islam, you know, this. They used to change their book. They edited they altered their book,

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everybody here knows that. Yeah, the Quran describes it, as you heard the food and Kelly ma D, they change the words from their original place. That's the literal phrasing of the Quran. They alter the words they change the words from their original place mouth, from their places. Now we're learning something deeper about that. Changing the words from the original place does not just mean you change the spelling. Like the Torah used to say that they the slaughter happened at bucha they change it to soccer,

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or they went to Ottawa changes to Moodle. Not just that.

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But sometimes you say a word but you mean something else. So you didn't change the word or its spelling, but your intention behind the word is corrupt.

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You said obey but you meant this obey. Okay? And this is something that's part of the larger passage here, because they're gonna keep saying we believe we believe we believe. And what Allah keeps saying is when you're saying you believe Let me tell you what you're really saying that you disbelieve.

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You Henry foon and kelim and Mojave they move the word from its place. When they say we are We totally believe in what I mean. We have taught already we have the Hebrew Bible, we don't need the Quran. We already have it. Thanks. Allah says really you have it? Is that how you believe in your book? Is this what you do? Because you believe in your book? That's what you call this believing actually I don't think that's called believing. So they use the word belief we're actually the word rightful is what this believes this is also your holiday food and kingdom and Malawi move we're moving away from its intended place, its proper place. So you if you listen to that, I mean

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alladhina hadou among the Jewish people not all Jews are among the Jewish people you have the funeral calima and nobody they move the word from its original intended place where una semana de la cena and they say we here and we disobey what's my Aveda mazmanian Orangina What are in and they say, listen,

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and then they say I hope you have no ability to be heard. You know, and then what our inner and they say quote, you know, which is supposed to be pay close attention to us and give us consideration but they say they twist the word of it to make it sound like our our servant, or our lowest one in our aina Liam vlcfa him by twisting their tongue tongue watan and 15 and by being sarcastic in religion, and that's the second one. Now the first one changing the Spelling's and changing the pronunciation the NBL Sina team. The second one I said, they say one thing they mean another plan in 15. That's battalion 50. Well, I wonder home colusa marijuana and if they were clear, and they said, Samir

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Nirvana we hear and we actually obey what smart one voted on and listen and please give us consideration like I know highlanda homework one, that would have been far better for them and a more upright thing to do say what you mean saved properly said clearly, when I can learn at home will have equal freedom. However, Allah curse them, because of their disbelief. Allow me noona illa kalila, then except a few, no, they're not going to be believing. They're not going to have faith. And Kalyan could somehow argue here could also be a qualitative thing. They're not going to believe except a little. So not just a few will believe but only even if they do believe it's going to be

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very, very small amount of faith. So now they've basically before God, this defied him even though they said we obey they don't really mean it. Before I go on with the I need to extrapolate a lesson for ourselves. When we say about anything that Allah has revealed, we don't have direct conversation with Allah. Allah is not holding a mountain above our heads and saying hold on to Quran he's not doing that with us. But the word of a lie is still relevant and it's still it's more powerful and heavier than any mountain because the word of Allah when it falls on a mountain if the Quran was revealed on a mountain lot Idaho Hashimoto sub the admin Harsha de la you see it explode. You see,

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you know, what they say in Old English cleft asunder with the fear of God like cleft asunder? What is cleft, I've never heard cleft ascender anywhere in life. If you played basketball and said, Your that shot left me cleft asunder, like, I don't know what that means. In a blow up, man, the mountains just blow up because it can't handle it. It'll be humbled

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It'll be, it'll be humbled and then it will just it couldn't take it anymore out of the fear of Allah. So in other words, they were given the the all of the Word of God by a mountain hovering above them. We're told no mountain can even capture the Word of God. It's even far above that. And that word of a lie lives with us. It's with us. It's in our possession. So when we hear the word of Allah, and we say, Okay, yeah, yeah, I'm listening, but you're not really listening, then you're committing this crime.

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You see what I'm saying? Like they did that in in defiance of the word of Allah, we have the direct word of Allah before, we have to be very careful that we, and it's not necessarily that you came out with your tongue and said, I disobeyed the Koran or disobey the Quran. I just believe in the Word of Allah. No, no, no. But you didn't mean it. When you said fine, I'll listen. Allah says this. Yeah, I know, I got it, I got it.

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And you don't really want to listen to it. That Listen, I'll have that state that's inside of you, that the tongue of your heart, the language of your heart, that better be in line. And if that's not the case, what does Allah do? What should he woofie pulumi himolla Angela buccafurri him very difficult phrase to translate. They were made literally sounds like they were made to drink into their hearts. The love of the calf literally feeds the calf. They were made to drink the calf into their hearts, which sounds like strange English. So we have to break this phrase up a little bit. Let's deal with oshi boo first, a Shabbat Shabbat in Arabic to drink a Shabbat to make someone

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drink. But actually, they don't use a Shabbat they use Sokka. To give someone drink on Shabbat, like even Ashura argues is actually figurative. Like, man, I am drunk. I am drunk in love with something. Or he was over, you know, he was, it's used for dying, all sorts soaking, he's soaked in anger. He's soaked in anger. And the idea of the passive, to take it to be taken in by something like they were made to drink, or they were drunk. They were made drunk with something suggests that they were overwhelmed by something obsessed with something taken over by something. You know how, for example, the language of love you say, I am in love, or he has fallen in love. Or he is infatuated.

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Right? Something he's a he's not a doer. He's a done to, like when you say I love someone, it's decent language. When you say I am in love with someone, it's far stronger. Because it's it's being you're not doing it. It's being done to you, in a sense, right? You're like a victim of love, in a sense, am I I'm struck with love things, things like that. Now, the idea of actually boo is they were made. What that boils down to is they were made to drink means they were made drunk with it. They were infatuated, obsessed, mindlessly, like taken over mindlessly indulged in this Caf business. And then if that wasn't enough that they were made drunk with it. And that's why I showed

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up alone, cuz they started mantener images even added to him. arado muhammara Tobin were born in Brooklyn. And yesterday, Uber Shut up. The one they used to use figurative language for love or hate, they would use the word shut up old Arabic. So they were made to fall in love with this calf idea, even though it's so stupid. It's so ridiculous. What would this statue of a baby cow do? Why would you do this? It doesn't make any sense. What we are learning now is when people openly defy Allah,

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they defy the revelation that Allah has given them, then Allah opens allows them to become extremely stupid in the kinds of things they follow. You can't make any sense of it.

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You will find people who believe in Revelation, who don't take revelation seriously. And you will notice that they will fall into rituals that don't make any sense. They'll fall into occult practices that don't make any sense. Just like the Israelites fell into the worship of what the calf even though Torah is there, makes complete sense that they shouldn't be doing this. But they'll fall into it and they won't and they'll be obsessed with it. You can even reason with them. You talk to them about this, they will get angry at you what happens in the Muslim world when it comes to this stuff. There are people that get into cultish behavior.

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They get into amulets and grave sites and god knows what else, you know, that of his business is a pretty flourishing industry. You know, and you try questioning it, buddy. You see what happens to you? Oh, you you're gonna you're gonna get killed. You can't question that stuff. You know, at least tell me where you got it from.

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You know, Bobby, oh, yeah.

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You know, the craze the craze with which people will follow this stuff.

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I'm not saying

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It's right or wrong. I'm just saying there's not even room to question it. There's not even room for a reasonable conversation because it becomes a cult. And so like, it wasn't like musasa would come and say, give me evidence for this calf. Where did it come from? Give me a logical explanation of this elaborate theology or mythology. They don't need any of that. They're drunk with it now. But how can someone get drunk this getting drunk with unreasonable love Allah describes as a punishment of defying revelation, severe and over assigner results in this. So when you see the Muslim world drowned in this kind of cultish behavior, you say, Where did this come from? We should criticize it,

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we should give evidence against it, we should say this is shared. And this is benign. This is this is you're not even attacking the root of the problem. The root of the problem was submitted Noah, as I look at Cora, and look at what a liasing where this problem came from, bring people back to the word of a line, this will disappear. If you keep going after this. It's like going after something like trying to reason with someone who's drunk.

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And you're gonna yell at them and tell them this is wrong, this is wrong and they'll be like, they'll get even more angry at you because they're drunk. Well, she will be human. And that's why equilibrium is important, deep into their hearts into the ocean even would have been enough. They were made to drink but feel connubial into their hearts. It says though, like Allah describes their infatuation, and then goes deep into their souls and describes it and I personally hold that this is actually an anchor in the in the passage, and in the discussion on the Israelites, the heart keeps coming up. So Mark kosaku, coming ballindalloch right fuku be him marohn fissara Houma la mirada

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their hearts have a problem. And that's when Allah says Why don't you understand? When Allah talks about understanding understanding is a problem of the mind and the heart is a problem of spirituality. How are these two connected when the hardest corrupt your mind stops working?

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When the heart is corrupt? You can't be reasoned with no deal no evidence, no truth. No reason makes any sense. This is a problem of the heart to begin with. So for OCD, boo, boo boo Hey, Mona Angela. buccafurri him. Then there's a literal reading of this. I want to read something to you from Exodus. This is 3220 of Exodus. He Moses. Yeah, this is when Moses comes back from the mountain. They've been worshipping the calf and you know, now they're going to destroy the calf. He Moses took the calf that they had made burned it with fire. They burned the calf with fire. Now wait a second before I read any more. This is Exodus right? I'll read something from slotta law. No, no, we will

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absolutely set it on fire. Moses says in Quran we will set it on fire. Now this is mimicking what's already set in. Exodus is Kryon confirming Taurus. Okay. Then he says grounded and he burned it with fire grounded to powder and scattered it on the water. So they crushed it and scattered the the remains of the calf on the water for answers to malignancy for now hopefully Philomena spa, then we will crush it and spread it on the water.

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So now the exodus account 3220 is almost identical to what we find in silica except the the Bible has one more detail that the Quran doesn't mention. Or I mentioned the differently. What's that detail? He says and he made the Israelites drink it.

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The Bible says he made the Israelites drink it. What does the Quran say? Quran says Allah made them drink the love of the calf into their hearts. When you drink you drink into your belly. Unless that's actually the reality of it was they got drunk with the love of it in their hearts.

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It's a it's a he takes that literal image and he makes it figurative in the Quran. And he says they were they were they were drunk with it. Now I want to help you also understand a literary play on words here. That's I think I think it's significant. It's the word agent.

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Agent. Agile is

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a calf, but it comes from the Arabic word, Agila to rush.

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And this word in the Quran occurs in very interesting ways. From it you get the word Allah Allah caliber, buena. Allah Allah Jalla wa Luna

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and Angela means that which comes immediately meaning worldly life. Arjuna from the same origin as the calf interestingly means worldly life. So it's almost as though the love of the calf is similar to the world the love of what worldly life. When you stop following the religion of Allah as revealed and you start following some cultish thing, you will notice one common commonality, all cultish practices, when people pray or or do rituals through cultish practices, what is their goal? Is their goal something in the asset or something in the dunya?

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Every time in dunya somebody in this world somebody will do a cultic

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thing, wrap something around their arm or do a Ws or set something on fire and wave it around because they want to have a son

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or they want the hair back or they want a motorcycle or what every time they do these cultish practices, what does it have to do with the next world or this world? This world and Arjuna

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the agent actually the practices of the agent there have nothing to do with your aka they only have to do with your Agila your your your immediate life. So there's this this, this you know Adam illogical connection. That's also a philosophical connection between these two things. Now, this word itself, interestingly enough, well my Angelica and comida Moosa Kala Allah Allah azza wa jal to la cara de agile to Angelica, what rushed you to me Moosa? What rushed you to to come because masala Salaam was supposed to go meet Allah. But he showed up 10 days early.

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He showed up early and also why did you rush here? What rushed you and he says they're okay. They're gonna do what I told them. I rushed you because I really wanted you to be happy.

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The word agile is used also rushing. And there's a direct contrast here you have a messenger and a Salaam who rushes to please Allah. And there you have those who rushed to the worship of a calf. Why? Because they rushed to things that they can get in this world. They think their worldly needs will be met by this this cultish behavior, so hon Allah. So now, what was the movie Blue Beam on the edge of worldly life was beautified to them.

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But and this is actually a pretty good diagnosis of people that fall into those kinds of things. They're not interested in the camera, they're interested in this world. If you if you look at their dogs that are going to get answered, we have people, for example, all over the world that follow pseudo saints that charge a fee for dollars. It's a pretty good business, it's it was pretty good. You can go to them, and they'll they'll get your door answered for whatever, right my, my daughter can't get married, she's getting past the expiration date of 26.

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You need to, you know, make the dial for her. And you have to give them some money. Notice also in all of these things, all of these laws are for what

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donia again, there's only again, you know, so this is a pretty powerful and kind of painfully accurate diagnosis from Allah, of people who abandon revelation and come up with twisted versions of religion for themselves, be cofely him and Allah says, Why did all of this happen? Because of their Cofer now the suburb is being given.

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worshipping a calf instead of Allah is that called Cofer is that called shake tell me?

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It's called check. How come Allah doesn't say, he made them love the calf in their hearts or the love of the capital is infatuated made infatuated to them in their hearts because of their shark? Here he says no, not because of their shape, but because of their COVID ship would have been too obvious. Everybody knows we're shipping the golf shirt. But we don't realize is it's COVID. What's the difference between gopher and shark? Shark is a crime against Allah.

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Cofer overwhelmingly in the Quran is a crime against revelation.

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crime against the lies What

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crime against revelation is what?

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Allah reveals something, you deny it, you do something else that's why do you and revelation includes the messenger, denial of the messenger as cofrin denial of revelation discovered, denial of a less favorites and schofer that allow himself when you do come up crime against a law you reduce a law you partner with a law you do these these things, that's schicke. Allah saying here, the root cause was actually Cofer of what Musa had given them. buccafurri him will be semi Morricone de Monaco in control, meaning, what a conclusion, what a terrible thing your man tells you to do.

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What a terrible thing your faith commands you to do that you worship the cap, this was your email. Now, what kind of conclusion is this? I want you to appreciate the remarkable coherence, the logical flow of the IRS that we've been looking at. So you'll appreciate this conclusion. We started with either kilala home Amina Bhima and de la la when it's when they're told, believe in what Allah sent down they said no thanks. We believe in what we already have. Their claim was what? No mineral we believe. You're coming all the way at the end. Be samaya Murakami. He Mr. Newcomb, how terrible this amount of years that you say you have this faith of yours that you have pretty horrible stuff it

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makes you do because they started with the claim that No thanks. We don't need to believe we already believe. Now. When Allah criticized their belief, what did he do? He took it in stages. He says really you believe? Why do you kill profits then?

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That was number one. Okay, you know what? Forget about profits.

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Why did you mess with musala? Islam?

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Forget Musa alayhis salam you even were you were ready to worship one calf okay you know what forget even about the calf you didn't spare profits You didn't even spare Moosa you were even willing to do obvious [???]. Okay? No that's not bad enough. Maybe you straighten out when you met with a lot directly

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when you met with a letter actually and he told you to hold on to the book What did you do?

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So we're in our house we listen we disobey okay so you couldn't consider the product you killed profits. You didn't spare Moosa you worship to camp and even when you came in direct contact with Allah you didn't even spear allow his origin and your defiance. You said we here we disobey You didn't even mean it. Then

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what an amazing Eman You said you have human right.

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be somebody who can be human.

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If this was a Pakistani with Mashallah Imani aka the camera.

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Look at this image of yours. What is it? What amazing thing that makes you do this faith of yours. It's it's compelled you to do some pretty awesome stuff. Way to go faith.

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Because this is a lost way of saying what you're calling faith is actually what

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disbelief it's Cofer. You heard the funeral Kelly marmolada. He you're calling the demon. The reality of it is the exact opposite. gopher disbelief. You're calling it faith. It is the opposite of faith. So a lot actually puts it back in place. Now the interesting side inside this is part of this the nuance of the Quran.

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He calls it a monochrome, your Eman. He doesn't say lie man. Faith. He said your faith meaning the thing you call faith

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what you have imagined to be faith it's pretty horrible. Because it gets you to do all this stuff. The other interesting nuance here is a man is telling you to do things yet Murakami hE hE monokuma Alfa Louis man the door here Mr. New his or her dream students are happy again because of their two week education. It's sort of fair because it's got a with the end ending sound as well. Ah, holidays. So it's the Dewar. So it's the door of what Yeah, motoko it command your faith commands you.

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Faith can command you. Yep, this thing inside you is a force that tells you what to do. He man is not just a set of ideas. It's a powerful entity that lives inside you that tells you what to do. For example, in the Quran, the only other thing you find that tells you what to do.

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You know, an abstract thing that tells you what to do is prayer. In the salata, tenha and in fact,

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the prayer stops you from wrongdoing.

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The prayer comes to life and stops you from long wrongdoing. Then he says a Salatu kata Muruga people said, Does your prayer command you. The disbelievers said your prayer command you Now in this ayah what's commanding someone their faith is but in other places what commands you. Prayer commands you. What's really remarkable is later on in the surah. We're going to learn about when the Qibla changed

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because the Muslims used to pray towards Jerusalem and then they were commanded to pray towards Mecca. And then we're told Why did that change happen? When that change happened? Some people said listen to this carefully now some people said all those prayers, you were praying towards Jerusalem, you guys had the wrong GPS address. They didn't even count. Those prayers didn't count. And a lot of people got Muslim got worried. But really, those prayers didn't count because we were praying towards Jerusalem and we were supposed to be praying towards Mecca. Allah says, Well makanda la julio de Monaco, Allah will not waste your prayers, except instead of saying Allah will not waste

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your prayers, unless Allah will not waste your faith.

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Pretty cool. So for Allah, the word prayer and the word faith are what? interchangeable, they're interchangeable. And what happens the only two entities that can command you to do something in the coroner either a man or what salah and they're also used interchangeably in the Quran as part of the just the subtle nuance inside the Quran. Now this this sarcasm What a horrible thing your Eman tells you to do if in fact you are believers, this is this something only about the historical Jews, those who came way back then you know at a time when they worship the calf and all of that, by the way, but by the time the ends, yeah, Murakami, it commands you to do meaning you're still doing exactly

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what your ancestors did. You haven't changed your ways. If you've been believers all along historically and even you people in front of me, you're not you haven't changed much, much from them.

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By this time, by the time this passage comes to a close,

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we are left with certain conclusions.

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They can't claim that they have Emma and at all. Because Allah just rip that to shreds. Like he just oh man. Really? Let's do it. Let's take your mind. And then he took it to town. There's no army

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Human for human left, big semi modal can be monochrome in quantum. If, in fact you do have in mind, it's a pretty horrible human.

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Now, we deal with just two more IOD that have to do with their assumptions about the next life. They weren't actually too worried about the next life. They're the chosen people of God, if they're chosen here, they'll be chosen. They're the few factions of the Jewish people that had some belief in the afterlife. For the vast majority of them. They've even they're ambiguous about it anyway. But the few that did have it, they just thought that God is favored us in this world, the favor will only enhancing the next world. And what's going to happen is either there aren't aren't going to be any Gentiles. And if there are, they're going to serve us.

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That's Gentiles meaning non Jews. olan, Canada como de la sala to Angela Holly SATA men do not tell them. If in fact, the last home the final home is exclusively for you, as opposed to all people reserved with a law a guaranteed by a law that this is only for you, and has no place for anybody else.

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For terminal modes, and we'll see that I'll explain that separately, then wish for death, which is not the best translation, but I'm giving it to you now then wish for death in quantum saga clean if in fact, you're truthful. I want to first talk to you about this idea of them wanting them believing that the last home is for them, and nobody else. There's a it's interesting that Allah didn't just say heaven here or paradise here. Maybe because their views on this were diverse in the look left room for all of their views of the afterlife by seeing the next home, the final home and not spelling it out. But I also found something in the Bible that's interesting. It's been interpreted

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differently by Bible scholars, but I feel that it resonates with this, I'll share it with you. This is again words of Jesus, he says woe to you teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You yourselves do not enter nor will you let those enter who are trying to.

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In other words, we're the only ones that are going to make it and Jesus basically saying you ain't going either.

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You ain't going either. And you're you're just telling people all around you that you're not good enough to go on agenda. We're learning something that we may be able to draw a universal from.

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corruption in religious scholarship leads to an exclusivist attitude. I shall repeat that long English sad sentence.

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corruption in religious scholarship leads to an exclusivist attitude. In other words, the select few are worthy of heaven, everybody else's corrupt and probably condemned to hell. If people are a certain standard of righteousness and religiosity, in their were in their dress in their circles and their knowledge, then they have hopes of being saved everybody else's food for hell anyway.

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And this only this circle is special in gifted by God.

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It's interesting that people that become more religious are supposed to become more humble. But this is actually the height of arrogance, to think that you're the only one saved and everybody else's damned are condemned to walk into a machine with the like the most spiritual clothing possible, almost as though you floated onto the masala floor. And somebody like me is dressed like the kafar walks in and starts praying. And you see his Salah, why does he even bother?

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That's not going to count anyway, this is probably counting as a sin against him.

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He's not even wearing a topi and he's talking about,

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you know, this, you already got your mind made up, that there's a there's a certain qualification, there's a certain uniform, and there's a certain, you know, application of the religion that you've, you've seen to seem to understand is the only application of the deen and without it, there's no room for you in general.

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And you preach this message, you preach this lofty, high, unless you become like this. You can't and by the way, this has become a problem in the oma in that you have a huge number of people who believe that the only way to be a good Muslim is to look like someone who lived 1000 years ago.

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Because otherwise you can't be a good Muslim.

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And you have to act like you live 1000 years ago.

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You can't talk like it. You can't talk like it's 2016 you can't walk like a 2016 you can't dress like a 2016 you have to like you have to be be and talk ancient,

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you know, in all things.

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And anything new is bad. It's evil, it's corrupt.

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And when that happens, there are some people who try it. They try to cut themselves off become part of a bubble and try to live that. And then they run into a brick wall and then they say this religion is not for me, man, this is too crazy. I can't do it. I just I can't pretend that it's not 2016

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I'm not saying that. You leave the teaching.

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Our Dean, but then I'm talking about corruption. Remember, it's our corruption and scholarship that makes it seem like unless things are ancient, they're not authentic.

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Unless Unless you shun certain things that Allah never made a shun. You're not religious, burdening people with what they didn't have to be burdened with. Fundamental and so Holly SATA, mendonca NASS, no this is this next life is going to be pure for you with no other people's involvement, then fundamental modes. This is a bit challenging wish for death.

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Does this mean that Islam wants us to wish for death because the law challenge them that they should wish for death? And then the next idea he said, they'll never wish for it? They'll never wish for it. Which means maybe we should. That's not true. We're not supposed to wish for death. Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam says, and I'll give you a few ahaadeeth Colorado Rasul Allah unisee. Hi, Amanda says and says you also love who among the people is the best. Who's the best of all people. Man, Paula O'Meara, who was phenomenal who had whoever has a long life and does good things throughout his long life.

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Should you wish for death? No. Well, you know C sharp and whoever the people is the worst color man tala or Muhammad whoever has a long life and does bad stuff their whole long life. All the guys still doing since man at least do is the five year old guy now. Now even then, you're at it. evil evil things are optimistic. Then he says laietana had akumal mode. Let Amanda mode not one of you should ever wish for death when it will be human complete and yet to and you shouldn't call for it before it's time. before it comes itself. It's coming. Don't worry. You don't have to invite it.

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In no matter how to come in Qatar, Ahmed, why not? Why shouldn't you wish for death? Oh, I'm gonna go to Jenga meet Allah. I should go. Stupid. How do you know you've done enough good deeds?

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How do you know that everything you've done is enough for you to get into general I am ready to dine out. Good. I just came out of a lecture. Clearly my sins are forgiven. So I'm ready to go.

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Take me away.

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beat me up. Nah, no, no. That's self righteous, isn't it? That's like you would have to imagine that you've done enough good deeds in Europe. You've a guarantee from Allah that you've you're saved as Muslims catalyst for death. We can because wish for death means you've done enough you're ready.

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We will never say that we're ready. And socialism says and in the who either Nata had to come in Katayama. That's because when one of you dies, your deeds are discontinued. We're in the Himalayas, mina amaru illa hiren and the end the lifespan of a believer should not exceed increase him accepting more good deeds. Ask live a life and do more good deeds.

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And then in Buhari laietana hola como note a mama Sinan further Allah who has died when Mama, Mama z and Fernanda who has started off what beautiful Hadith. Not one of you should wish for death. Because either they're a good person, and they'll get more good deeds, they have a chance to earn more, or they're a bad person. And maybe they'll go back and retract

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they have a chance to take back some of the back bad that they did repent, get a second chance don't wish for death.

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Then, of all these are the there's another one that I'll mention in the next one. But look at also the Dora's in the Quran.

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Make use of Elisa Salam after a long difficult life prison. Well, servitude prison, eventually reunited with his family and I've called it a 20 minute monkey. My master you have now given me some part of governance, where I left any mentor with Allah Hadith and you taught me interpretation of all kinds of words, all kinds of speech, data sumati will help molder and creator of the skies and the earth until we leave it dunya Wallah You are my protective friend in this world and in the afterlife. So a funny Muslim man, give me death Take me away as a Muslim eventually take me away as a Muslim. Well, his name is Sally hain and give me join me in the company of good people.

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In other words, Allah I'm looking forward you've given me finally you've given me some authority let me live a good life and when you when you do take me, take me as a Muslim you have later on so they might add instead of robotic and he laughed. He smiled and as he smiled he laughed miracoli when he heard the speech of the ends were called out of the OCR and he he said master empower me enabled me strengthen me and Ashkelon, aromatic allottee and Antalya enabled me to be grateful to the favor that you've given me when you ask a lot to be grateful. Is that grateful on the Day of Judgment are grateful in this world?

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Yeah, like give me the ability to be grateful which means give me

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life to be grateful. We live here and we appreciate your blessings. Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah do the favor you've done on me and my both my parents were an AMA lasallian Tada and empower me to do good deeds that make you happy. Well, as an attendee, we like McAfee robotic asahina. And finally, enter me into a company of good people, when you take me eventually, but for now give me the ability to do good Yalla empower me to do good stuff. Our view is not that we wish for death. We don't the province or something explicitly told us don't wish for death, then why is the law telling these people wish for death? That's why I said all this, why in the world would they be told wish

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for death and listen to in soldier matamanoa mode, and God knows how they wish for death if you are truthful.

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This is actually part of a a clause. If you think that you are absolutely saved in the next life, then wish for death.

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If the next world is exclusively in your favor, and no other people are going to get there you are guaranteed it then go ahead. Why do you want Why are you bothering with a hard life here? And we will never wish for it. Because what do we What don't we have?

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We don't have a guarantee. So that's not even a question for us. But if you guys are saying you have a guarantee you you right now you have to put up with us.

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You have to put up with sickness, you have to put up with disease, you have to put up with a machine who beat you up to go over the lives be happy, you know wish for that. But that's even that I don't agree with entirely. They're not being told wish for death, they're being told actually be optimistic about the prospect of death. Not hope for death, but be hopeful about death is actually closer to the intent here seems it seems like Muslims, even though we don't have a guarantee or be hopeful about death, yes, we have a combination of fear and hope. But you people should at least be optimistic that yes, good things will happen when we die. good things will happen. When this makes

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it clear that actually this particular challenge is not to all Jews, it's for the Jews of Medina, you people have pretty much made the claim that you don't need this revelation that you already believe and you're in good standing. By the way, the previous passage has already proven that they are not in good standing. But since you're so confident that you are in good standing, then why don't you do this? Why don't you openly declare Yala, I'm pretty confident that I'm going to get gender. Take me.

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Why don't you declare that wish? And you know what? You don't even have to say it with your tongue. Why don't you just mean it with your heart? Because you know, the conversation here is less about the tongue, and more about the heart. And the idea was if they were to wish it even once sincerely what would Allah do?

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Give it to them.

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Give it to them. This is not an open challenge. I wish for death. And somebody says, Oh yeah, challenge me. I wish for death.

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Allah is actually probing not their tongues, but their hearts. Because you know, one of them even came to armor. I think it was another man about your book says we don't wish for death. I do.

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It was actually Abdullah bin Omar, I believe. And so he comes to him and he says, hold on. And Abdullah bin Omar goes and grabs a sword it comes back and the guy ran off

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as you wish for death, so I was gonna give you what you're wishing for.

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It wasn't gonna kill him. But he made his point. Like you idiot. Does that what he's talking about.

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But anyway, well, anytime I know who they are, they're never going to be optimistic about the prospect of death. They're not going to be hopeful about that. Why not be my god dammit ad him because of what they've already sent ahead with their hands, the stuff they've done with their own hands, the investments they've made into their future, their crimes they've committed, what crimes they committed, they've defined their own Taurat they've hidden what they have in their book, they've defied this messenger. They've gone on a campaign against the Quran. They know what they've done. Now it's becoming unequivocally clear to them what they've done. They're not wishing for no

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death. Allah is not now talking about they will never wish for it like a challenge like Muslims know that they shall never ever come before you and wish for death. Because if they do, it will prove the Quran wrong. No, no allies talking about what goes on inside of their hearts. Allah is actually saying that let me tell you something about what's going on deep down inside them. It's never gonna happen. They're never gonna wish for it. They're never going to be optimistic about it. Even though they're telling you they're confident that Allah loves them, and he's gonna take care of them deep down inside, they have been shaken to their core. They're not ready to meet a lot. Let me tell you,

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there is a what you can call cognitive dissonance. There's a contradiction between what they are saying and what they even themselves internally feel. They're not sure of it. They can't wish for it. Well, Allahu Allah.

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And Allah knows, Allah is fully fully knowledgeable of people who do wrong, and literally, what O'Shea infiltrating mahali violin is a play on before right? You worship the calf in your violin. The word came before but in this

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particular case also is interesting placement. Allah knows those who misplaced volume literally the one who misplaced is something puts it somewhere it doesn't belong. Like their words, their claims, which are misplaced, because they don't represent what they have inside of their hearts, you know, and the idea of goddamnit ad him

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instead of saying they won't wish for it because of what they did the mufaddal they might say what their hands, the English translations or what their hands sent forth. That's, that doesn't really tell you much what their hands sent forth. What it actually means is the stuff they've done deliberately the craftiness with which they've schemed and conspired, literally the book they changed with their hands, things like that. The murder of profits from before all those crimes piled up and now the crimes that are committed against the messenger say Salaam and the use of the hands also suggests something that's done deliberately. So they're they've deliberately done these crimes

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and they know what they've done. And that's why they're never going to, they're never going to find themselves having positive prospects for death. I've taken over seven o'clock and shallow Tada. I intended to do one more IRA, but it's going to take at least half an hour to do this higher. So I won't do that today. inshallah, we'll come back next week and do it.

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