Surat Al-Baqarah – Part 38

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Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into Ayat 104 – 106 of the esteemed Surah Al Baqarah.

Allah SWT revealed these Ayaat and forbade the believers from imitating the Jews in their intentional disrespect for the Prophet ﷺ by playing mischiefs in the meanings of Arabic words. The Ayah also announces dire punishment for whoever claims to be a believer and does not watch his speech, especially in the respect of the Prophet ﷺ.

A question might arise about why the Jews adopted such behavior? It was because of their jealousy and prejudice that the Prophet ﷺ had been chosen from the Arabs and not them. Listen intently for an in-depth analysis of the Ayats 104 105.

The Abrogation of the Ayaat and the Wisdom behind it forms the bone of discussion in Ayat 106 of Surah Al Baqarah. At first, the Muslims used to pray with their faces turned towards the Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), later Allah SWT commanded them to turn towards the Ka’bah. But the Jews claimed that these changes were made by the Prophet ﷺ himself and not by Allah SWT. They argued that if everything that Allah revealed was good why should one command be replaced by another? 

The purpose of such taunts and arguments was to sow the seed of doubt in the hearts of the Muslims. It was appropriately nullified by Allah SWT in the Ayats that follow.

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Once again everyone said Mr de como de la hora de kado. Allah azza wa jal basically said that you shouldn't say the words are enough because they can be misinterpreted. And some people who have bad intentions can misuse them. Right. Another example of that is a cinema article. A cinema article, of course, means May peace be upon you. And when you say that you're hoping that Allah sends His peace on someone, that you are at peace with them, and they are at peace with you, and everything they do in life is peaceful and safe. But some would say somewhat radical, they would skip the lamb and say, a salmon Aleikum, which means may you get poisoned?

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I hope you get poisoned, you know, or maybe me or curse me on you, you know, and so just a little bit, and you could just turn it into something else. And the crazy thing is in Pakistan, we say somebody's gone

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all the time when they go, you know, but we don't obviously say with that intention, right. So some people did have mal intent, bad intent. The point is that and this is where it applies to us.

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It's not about the word.

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Allah azza wa jal could have revealed something generic, he could have said, believers don't say words that can be misused. He could have said that. But he took a very particular word ina and pointed it out. Why? Because we have to understand that in every culture, in every language, there are some very particular words that are similar to bad words. In English, there are some harmless words that are very close in spelling and phonetics and pronunciation to some very bad words. In Urdu, it's the same thing in Farsi, it's the same thing in Turkish, it's the same thing, avoid the words that are close to bad words. You see that? Because they can easily be misrepresented. And so

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this is the idea of communicating carefully and choosing even innocent words carefully, is being taught to the Muslims through this because they have to demonstrate the highest level of other when they speak the highest level of etiquette and mannerism when they speak. You mama Lucy Rahim Allah says if you said right now, even if you meant well, it would sound like in a legal manner Anna. Okay.

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economy will

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be ready. It says though, you're saying to the Prophet alayhi salam, listen to what I'm saying, drop everything else. I think you're not paying enough attention to me. It's like self serving kind of thing. Somebody's full of themselves and saying, excuse me over here, could you give me some courtesy, it could sound like that it could come across the wrong way. And so by the way, the Sahaba were not arrogant like that they spoke with the most humility.

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But you know, human good communication is not just about your attitude, it's the words and the attitude. And so this is the next thing. It's a two dimensional problem. Communication is a two dimensional thing. It's the words you choose, and the attitude with which you speak. Both of them have to be good. You can't have one of them. Let me give you an example of both. Yeah, thanks. Both of them have to be good. One example is, you say good words, but you have a bad attitude. So

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it's a good word. But you have a bad attitude. That's no good. This is also actually you have the funeral Kelly monologue. He, they used to say a good word, but they mean something bad by it. You know? Now, on the other hand, there is You mean, well, but you choose bad words. You mean well, but you just choose bad words. You're just not good at picking the best words. You know?

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I hope I never see you again.

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Why would you say that on Well, you know, cuz I was actually hoping that you don't ever have to come here because last time you came here, you got in trouble. And I just hope you never get into trouble. I didn't mean anything by it. It was like the worst way of saying innocent things. hope I never see you again. Seriously. The feeling's mutual now.

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You know, so even if you mean well sometimes people mean well and they just say a horrible horrible things. And then later on they say, but you didn't understand me. It was a different you didn't get the context. context, Kim Mahmud, just use better words. Don't use words that are easily misrepresented, easily misunderstood. You know, and then later on, say, No, no, no, that's not what I meant. That's not what I meant at all. You just misunderstood. That's your problem. That's not somebody else's problem. It's your problem that you don't say words that are clear in their meaning. Just pay listen to this principle. If you're using certain words, and there's a possibility that the

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wrong meaning will come across then the wrong meaning will come across. People are not programmed to give benefit of the doubt people are programmed to think of the worst possible thing, the worst possible thing so before

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Careful even in texting. He like somebody will use capital letters. Hey, you all caps, which comes across a Hey yo, like,

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but I didn't mean that I was just happy to see you. Well then just say I'm happy to see you next time. You know? So that that's a little bit of everything okay.

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You can turn off the echo This is the Muslim center. Okay. All right. Okay, this is better. Turn off the echo.

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Cuz you could have made any law right now.

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Click on the hydro. Okay.

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So now, okay, so you can say right now what's your shoot? What should you say instead? The Sahaba told our told wakulla Lorna say, now the owner could mean two things. It could mean look at us. And it could mean please wait for us. And wait for us means could you slow down? Could you repeat it? We got left behind a little bit. So could you please wait for us? I know. It's really interesting that he's putting the AC on hold on. I know. I know. It's hard to it's so tempting.

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Alright, it's done. Okay. Okay. So remember Lucy says interval. Now what? Elena one more meaning wait for us, show us some little x give us a little extra time. And please look towards us meaning the Prophet was facing this way as I saw them. And he said something and people on this side didn't see his expression. And they wanted to be able to see him and be able to understand and by the way, in this ayah there's a very beautiful indication that when you're teaching that you the student has the right according to Allah to be looked at,

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to be looked at. So the believers are being told this yellow sort of love, please look at us. Because when you're speaking, and you can't look at your teacher, you might not understand what he's saying. facial expressions are a part of communication. hand gestures are a part of communication. And you might miss out on something. And by the way, on a side note, even though I brought this up last before, when it comes to the education of our women, they have a right to look at the teacher. You can say your stuff for the law, they're looking at amandla hawla wala quwata illa Allah I don't know what city we're living in, or what globe we're living on. Because men and women have seen each

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other since the beginning of time. It's a little late for that ship it sails.

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The issue in the book of a lion the denormalize people extending each other courtesy not being perverts, you don't sit look at us. You don't you don't do that. But you can look respectfully and if it's you know, if it's a temptation then you just keep your eyes lowered. That's it. Yahoo min Alba Sati him Nadia boo Uppsala home. Quran says lower a part of their eyes. Once in a while, just look away. Just don't stare. Don't be a perv. Just be normal. That's what the book of Allah is saying, you know, when it when it comes to this subject matter. So in education, that's important. You know, I had we had a flip situation in our, in our programming in Kenton Bay, you know, we had a

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one of the classes being taught by a sister. And she wanted to be on the sister side, of course, she didn't want to be in front of the men. So she wanted to teach them the sister side, and we have this partition thing. And she's sitting on that side teaching. Okay. And this is the first time the guys are experiencing what the women in the Muslim community experience every time. They're learning from a wall.

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Right. So I walk in, I mean, I used to this was on Sundays and I used that was my day off because she's teaching. So I come in one Sunday just to see what's going on. She's teaching. There's 30 sisters on that side, taking notes writing stuff down on this side, there's tables and chairs. There's guys doing push ups on the table. There's one guy lying he's put five chairs together and he's lying flat, flat on the ground like he's out. There's one guy like this just staring into the window the other way he's nobody is learning anything. Nobody is learning a thing.

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And I'm like, Whoa,

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this is what happens when you don't have what one volna look towards us. look towards us. Communication, direct communication. You know, there is a majority for that. But anyway, I don't get into the thick of it. That's that's a separate subject. Lee akuna Veronica Aquafina if hammy would leave the nama Lucy says that the word owner was used without Elena because in Arabic When you say look to us you say Elena Rhonda Hello Norma la Denton, we normally don't say that. So the fact that Ella was removed is to actually merge the both meanings together what kind of hustle and neuter I've done fair lb LR Latina hotel Lhasa fee, Fatah. VFC, Allah Allah de Cali. In other words, by removing

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the inner now it's not just saying please slow down and wait. It's also saying look towards us. So now ally is teaching the effectiveness of communication but then Allah Himself gives kind of a little bit of a scolding and he says What smell

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and listen

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To begin with, in other words, you would never have had to say, could you please slow down? Could you look this way? Could you repeat what you said? If you were paying attention and listening to begin with pay attention, what smell? Listen. And this was my who is actually an echo the sooner the Quran Sutras, especially the long as they have echoes, there's something that's mentioned before, and it comes back again. The last time this was mentioned, is when the mountain was raised above the Israelites, and they were told Huma it now can be worse now. Hold on to what we've given you with all the might you have hold on to the Torah, and listen, now imagine this scene Allah has raised a

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mountain above them, and he's telling them take your book seriously. And now Ally's saying to the Sahaba and the Muslims, when you're sitting in front of the prophets, I saw them listen, same exact word. Listen. It's as if Allah is saying the words of Allah, the words of the Messenger of Allah Islam are heavier than that mountain. Because what is what is the word of the messenger size of them? It's the Quran, and no Angela Hello Quran, Allah Jalla wa ala Hashimoto Sunday, I'm in Casa de la, we sent this Quran on a mountain it would have exploded. The mountain was there to put seriousness into the Israel light. But the voice of the last item is enough to put seriousness into

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the Muslims was smart. Listen carefully. But the other meaning of what smart rule is also beautiful, because he didn't say was smart enough to listen to him. He just said, Listen, now when you say listen, it could be listened to him. But it could also be listen for the troublemakers. Because then you're among your audience, there are those who are gonna say right now with the wrong meaning. Watch out for them and listen for them. You guys have to be class monitors. Now you're learning yet another ethic of learning. When there's a large gathering of people. And there's a football going on. There's a class going on, there's a lecture going on. And two people in the back are talking or

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making fun or disrupting what should you do? listen out for the troublemakers and give them the look of death.

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10 1520 of you just turn around and just stare him down. Just and some people doesn't matter how much you stare him down doesn't matter. They're just they have iron will. I have I've taught I've given lectures where there's an audience of 1000 people. And the guy in the front row gets a phone call. Of course it's not on silent. He gets a phone call and he picks it up.

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And it's a long distance call. So for some reason you have to say it extra loud. Hello.

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Like

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I told him to lead up or grind.

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And he's like he's added What did you cook today? What's going on? How's Papa Oh wait, he passed away. Oh, that was last year. Oh yeah, I forgot and

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and then I literally have to stop my lecture and let him finish reconnecting with his family.

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And then just when he's done I just say Hey, are you you have any calls left because this is a good time to finish up your bucket list of communications.

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And then I can continue

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when you see a disruption then you don't wait for the teacher to hit the mom, the speaker the lecture in a classroom even you know to come in discipline, you should discipline yourselves as an audience. I should if I'm in the audience, I should also engage in the disciplining but you don't do so by making noise. If somebody's talking in a low voice you don't turn up and be quiet

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then you're the biggest disruption they were okay you barely heard them but you're the bigger problem. You know gently like with a tap or you know gesture or something but listen out for the troublemakers. And now by saying that Allah is also warning the hypocrites they better not try anything because now everybody's on alert about you guys. What smell when you can fit in as urban Aleem, and for disbelievers. There is painful punishment. Why in the world is allowed to just say there is painful punishment for disbelievers. You know, every time a punishment is described, it's described with some kind of quality as I boo him, as I'm gonna lean as I'm gonna leave, you know,

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intense punishment, painful punishment, great punishment, humiliating punishment. These are different qualities of punishment in the Quran. But the principle is just a woman gentleman, that the kind of punishment is fair based on the crime. If they humiliated someone, they should get humiliating punishment. If they committed a great crime, they should get great punishment. If they caused pain, they should get painful punishment. Here they cause pain to allies, messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam they cause pain to the Muslims by twisting the words. And so Allah says for disbelievers there's painful punishment, and in this ayah there is another another bit of

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counsel that even though well at this point, Amina Xena, kitanomine publika woman under the National cause and kathira you're going to hear lots of painful words from the People of the Book who came before you and you're also going to hear pain.

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Words from those who've committed chick, you're gonna hear them say foul things. It's okay when I interview with a taco. As we know more, if you can remain patient and keep your taco that's the most amazing thing you can do a lie saying Don't worry, you don't have to punish them, I'll deal with them. I'll give them painful punishment. You just pay attention to what's being said. Don't get distracted by them unless already got it covered. listen out for who they are. But you don't have to take any action because Allah is the one who will give them punishment. When in cafe Nina de buena Li. They say in Arabic Raja colina shadowman sound, the same thing I repeat, often, words can

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sometimes hurt more than a beating. Right? So these kinds of disrespectful, demoralizing, disruptive words can work hard, a lot more than a physical attack. And so yes, you will hear hurtful things, but you must deal with it and know that allows the within nothing goes by him. In the next I'll log describes two groups of people. And actually, before I go to the next I want to connect those two out the first subject was about magic and you should have had taqwa. And you should not have dived into it any way you would have gotten better award. The next ayah was about you shouldn't twist your hips, what are those two have to do things have to do with each other, they both have one thing in

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common. They're deception. Magic is a kind of deception, using your words and correctly as a kind of what deception and both of them ruin the man. Both of them destroy your faith. So deception takes many forms. And that's what the Quran does, it takes one theme, and then it connects it in unique ways. And that's what's continuing here. And so now a lot comes to a subject matter about a certain element of the People of the Book, in my own studies of Quran which which is still very much continuing. I've come to certain conclusions about how Allah speaks about other groups of people. And I'll share some of that with you because it's pertinent to this ayah First of all, translate the

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first bit of it, it's a long Ayah Marya, what do Latina cafaro mean? Ankita those who have disbelieved, listen carefully, those who have disbelieved from out of the People of the Book.

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Don't want and they don't want something but first of all, which group doesn't want what did Allah say? Did he say the people of the book? No, he said, those who disbelieve from among the People of the Book and I actually personally don't like the translation. People of the Book. I don't like that translation. Because the word they say I look it up in Arabic, right? The word actually means someone qualified.

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Absolutely am qualified with knowledge. Okay, then you say I will miss Li are qualified to carry the responsibility that's qualified has to do with qualification. Now, when you say I will Kitab one of its meanings is people qualified in the book.

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silone I had to if somebody came and asked me a question, it's a question about Sharia or something. And I haven't studied the issue for ogV. Let's do this. Oh, I'm not qualified to answer this question. How do I declare my qualifications? or lack of qualifications as to? How to I don't I'm not the end of this question. This is actually even used in Urdu, obviously, a holiday, obviously, like in a right so I had is used for qualification. Now this is important because it's not actually talking about all the people of the book, because all the people of the book are not qualified in their own book. There are people within them that study the Bible, they research the Bible, they

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preach the Bible, they preach the old, the Hebrew Testament, the rabbis, the preachers, the ministers, these are the people that are being talked about in this ayah first and foremost, but now Elia is saying not even all of them, not all the rabbis, all the preachers, not all the Christian ministers, he's not talking about all of them. He's saying under the NACA, foru, mineral Kitab, those who have disbelieved from among them that have knowledge of the book.

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So when we don't understand that we start thinking Ally's talking about what all Christians, all Jews, first of all, he's not even talking about all Christians and all Jews, he's talking about those that are qualified in their books. And then even within the qualified, he's not saying all of them are disbelievers. He's saying among them, there are those who disbelieve Quran is very precise. When you don't study it precisely. You start thinking the Quran says they hate you look, Jews and Christians, he says the

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same ayah and we skip so many meanings of it, and we come to crazy conclusions. The only one we have to blame is ourselves. When we have a surface shallow, not thought provoking reading of the book of Allah. Allah is talking about this very particular brand of people who don't want something Maya what they don't want it. Now what the ads well machine and by the way, the same is true of the machine. There is a group of disbelievers among the qualified of the People of the Book, meaning the Jews and the Christians, meaning that religious leadership has a corrupt element in them. And also there are those who disbelieve from among the machine machine or who people who worship idols. Wait

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a second, that means that there's a difference between worship

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Trick and caffeine

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in the minds of most Muslims when you hear the word mushnik or you hear the word caffeine isn't the same or no. Same thing is guys, especially these guys a comfort zone difference. The Quran is saying, there are those who disbelieve from among the mushrikeen

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very just believing from among the machine again, there must be other machine who have not what

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they haven't disbelieved. In other words, they haven't disbelieved yet.

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There are those among the machine who don't know anything. They don't know anything about Islam. When you disbelieve something, you came across it, you considered it and then you rejected it. There are lots of wish unicorn who never heard anything about his son never gave it any thought, How can you call them rejecters? To reject something you have to be presented at first. You understand that? You invite someone to your home, and they turn the invitation down, they reject the invitation. You never invited someone to your home.

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And then that guy didn't come to my house. Yeah, but you didn't invite him.

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You can't call him a rejecter. He never invited him. You understand that difference? This is why even by the end of the Quran, they were mushy. Kuhn, ensued. The Toba verse in sutopo was very tough with the kuffar very tough With who? The Kufa and in that surah

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Allah says we're in the middle mush leakiness taraka jihad is ma ma ma, ma ma ma ma Muhammad Ali cambiando Camila on the moon.

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Even if one of the machine comes to you right now, and says I never heard of Islam. It's been 23 years you've been doing your thing but I was playing PlayStation I had no idea what was going on outside.

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Can I just at least find out what this Islam thing is? I know you've conquered Makkah now. The Prophet has conquered MCC already and then some Western guy comes in says I have no idea what was What's up with this? What is this? Why are you guys breaking idols by the way?

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Is there something going on that I don't know about? What do you do with that guy? You say cuz? Well, you didn't know. No, Allah says Giroux, give him protection

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akadama until he gets to hear a buzz word from Blue mana then make sure you use send him off and make sure he reaches a place where he feels totally safe and not intimidated by Muslims. Now he can be an uncommon animal and that's because there are people who don't know.

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They're not called Ghaffar Cafe is not a gentle word in the Quran. It's not used for non Muslims, we use caffeine for what non Muslims Hey, I have a friend in college. We have pizza together me in that coffin. You know,

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you just you save their phone numbers as kfr daughter, Timothy like

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they're not coffin. coffin in the Quran is someone who came into contact truly into contact with the messenger of the Quran, the message of the prophets and then rejected it. And there are those among the machine who have done that. And there are those among the people of the books, leadership who have done that this is about them. This is not about all the non Muslims is this is this distinction, this separation Do you feel like this is important to make? Because if you don't make this distinction, you start generalizing about all Christians, all Jews, all Hindus, all Buddhists. And they're all just Kfar Quran never did that. We do that. Unless book didn't do that. You know,

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even in the Quran, Allah talks about the People of the Book woman and then Kitab.

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De like, among people of the book, there's somebody if you were to give them a huge pile of wealth and say I trust you with this. I'm trusting you with what you know with this. Mr. Goldberg.

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You know, Mr. Frankenstein, I'm trusting I'll be back next month. They will you are the healer, he'll give it back to you in full. They're not gonna cheat you. They're honest people. Among them, they're honest among them. They're dishonest. By the way, who are we to say? Or some of them are good, like, we're all good, right? We're just, we're just all angels over here. All the problems are with the people of the book. So Pamela, but what don't they want, I didn't even translate the rest of this ayah. This nuance had to be kind of highlighted first, that it's not a blanket statement about all people of the book.

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Maya De La Cienega foreman Angelica Willa machine and Universidad de la caminhada, Morocco.

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They don't want that any good come to you from your master.

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They don't want any kind of good to ever come to you. Again, the bad understanding of this ayah let's I want to highlight the bad understanding of the ayah because it's pop it's become popular in the name of the Quran, so it has to get done. The popular understanding is Jews and Christians and Muslims who don't want any good to come to you.

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The correct understanding is there's an element among the Jews. There's a Jewish leadership there's an element among Christians.

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leadership, and there's an element among the machine. Those who are vicious enemies of the religion and they have come into contact with it and they hate it.

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Those people don't want any good to ever come to you.

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What does that mean? It actually means they don't want to keep coming to you.

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They don't want The Karate Kid coming in. The crush hated the Quran, not because they didn't believe in it, because the Quran kept calling them out and they didn't have an answer. They kept getting crushed by the Quran. If you want to destroy the Prophet slice of them all he's got all the only thing that like gave him his words. That's all he has. He doesn't have a weapon. He doesn't have tanks. He doesn't have guns. He just has words. Words have a lot. That's all he has. If you want to destroy him and his mission, all you have to do is come up with better what word you don't need weapons. You don't need guns, you don't need imprisonment, you just need to crush him with your

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words. Because the best counter to words is what words? Why would the Quraysh be so hell bent to end the profits words, that they're willing to kill and torture their own tribes people and go to war and lose lots and lots of money going to war, just to stop these words from coming. These words were that powerful, they were more powerful than any weapon, they were more powerful than any military they could ever come across.

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And that the fact that they had to fight to try to stop these words is the ultimate proof that these words are more powerful than anything else they've ever come across. But now the Prophet is in Medina Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and when he's in Medina these words are now criticizing and and being exposed to the Jews and the Christians are coming into exposure with these words.

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And even they even though they have books, they don't have answers for these words. And now they're like this words need to stop. Omar bin Al Khattab did something amazing. He, I talked about this last night, I'll repeat it. He kind of got a sense that Jews seem to have a problem with the Quran. That must mean they have a problem with gibreel too. Because you bleed brings the Quran. So he walked into a synagogue in Medina, into a mission where they studied arts. He walked into it, and he goes, What do you guys say about jabril?

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He's so cool.

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You know, I lived in Forest Hills. I can't imagine doing that in a synagogue but he walk in a shalom like, Gabriel, what do you got for me like?

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So he says this and what are they saying? We don't like him. He keeps giving your profits stuff about us.

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He keeps telling your profit stuff about us that we have hidden in our books, basically. And nobody knows that we have it. And he keeps giving him I after I after I after if you don't like him.

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And he brings punishment. I don't like him. We like Michael though. He's good. He brings rain and like vegetation. We like him a lot better. And some Jewish tribes also believe that God has a throne. And on the right of the throne sits Michael and on the left of the throne sits Gabriel. So you guys got the left version which is the right one that's that's the good one. And that the I hadn't even come down yet. And this is what they what they express now I'm bringing that up to you because they don't want any good to come to you. Didn't even walk around the company will hide in Arabic When it's interesting that Allah azza wa jal here in this ayah, in a sense describes the

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Quran as hate. The Quran is described as goodness, or something better. They don't want any kind of goodness or any anything that's better to ever come to you. In other words, when the Muslim abandons the Quran,

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then they're doing what the people who hate them want.

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They wished that you would have nothing to do with your book. When you and I as a people lose touch with our book, we gave them what they want.

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They got their wish.

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And Yunus Allah Allah comin hide him.

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Why didn't they want any good to come?

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You know, the Jews said, Why does this Quran have to come to him? Why didn't it come to one of us were the chosen people who said the same thing. Nobody owns it. lucila Hassan Quran, Allah Raja liminal Korea tiny window Quran said How come this Quran didn't come down on one of the two. We have big city like five we have big city like Makkah. We have Governor's here, millionaires here. How if this Koran is so amazing, why didn't it come to one of the millionaires from these two cities? Why did it have to come to this orphan? Who's kind of you know, his extended family a lot of people have died, his grandfather's died, his parents father died a long time ago. He has no backup no support.

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If this message was really legitimate, and should have been in the hands of a millionaire. It should have been in the hands of a governor who already has influence what influence does he have? Why should we listen to him? So there was pride on the side of the mushy goon and there was pride on the side of the People of the Book for rejecting the Quran. What ally is saying in this ayah is because the Muslims are in Medina now.

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lysing By the way, you remember the pride that the Michigan showed you. It's the same pride over here. Don't expect that they're just gonna, like, you know, want you to have something good. Maya will do Latina perform in Africa. Well, Michigan and Universidad de la come in.

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They don't want any good to come here. By the way, there's two levels of when people don't want good things to happen to you. There's two degrees of it. Let me explain that to you in simple language. One degree is, you know, like you You got a promotion. And somebody says, Man, I wish you didn't get that promotion. I hope he never gets another one.

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There are people like that they don't like anything good that ever happens to you they get bothered by the fact that you got promoted or you graduated or you got married or you this or you that anything good that happens to you burns them. They don't like it. It irks them, it pains them. Why did he Why did she get that? Why did she Why did he get this and then there's the next level of hate. The next level of hate is not only do I never want them to get a promotion again. I hope they lose their job.

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So I don't want not only do I want the good to discontinue, I want the good that they already have to be one taken away. I want that taken away. If you study the two I asked about what they want in this passage. The first of them is they don't want any more good to come.

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So they don't want the goodness that comes to the Muslims to continue. We wish the Quran just stops. later on. They're gonna have another wish. You know what it's gonna be? I hope they lose Islam itself. I hope they just leave Islam.

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Low yellow do not come back the monochrome Guevara, if they wish, if they could only turn you back after you have your Iman, after you have your faith, if they could only turn you back and make you kofod again, by the way, is this talking about all the Christians and all the Jews would like you to become kofod again? Nope. But you and I growing up when we've heard these IOD or this message, whatever you heard the kuffar. They want you to leave Islam, your neighbor, the one who says hi to you, Hey, how's it going? That's a coffin and he wants you to become a coffee.

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You know, watch out for him.

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Hulu

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is the enemy Watch out for them. Ridiculous what we've done with our religion ridiculous. Like the more I study Quran, the more I get angry, not at non Muslims, I get angry at Muslims. And I don't get angry at average Muslims, I get angry at knowledgable Muslims.

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Because you're supposed to do some justice to this book before you speak.

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And before you teach, I get and I don't get angry because I think I know better than them. I certainly don't I'm a student. I get angry because they taught me the wrong thing.

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And I sat there and learned it.

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And then later on, I'm like, why don't you teach me that? Well, you know, that's what it says no, that's what it says, Oh, well.

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I gotta go. You know,

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the Jewish people thought that they were, they were special. The mccanns thought that they were special. They have commonalities because the Messiah puts both of them together. The Jewish people thought they were special because Allah has chosen them. The Americans thought they were special because they are the custodians of the Kaaba. Allah has chosen them.

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A lot by the end of this ayah says, One law who justice Allah is the one who chooses who's special.

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Allah specially chooses Viola Smith, he out of his loving care and loving mercy, Manisha whoever he wants, alive, sing the chorus, we're hoping one of their elite would be a prophet. They are who they're hoping one of theirs would be a prophet. And Allah says neither I will give the Salah to Muhammad Rasul Allah Islam, I will pick whoever I want. I will pick whoever I want. Well, la Holden, Aleem and ally is the possessor of the ultimate favorite in this ayah there's an incredible incredible bit of like, pinch to the leadership, the corrupt leadership of the Israelites, I want to highlight those things to you. In the in the Hebrew Bible, there's a constant mention of the God of

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Israel, the God of Israel, the God of Israel, constantly, not the God of the skies of the lord of Israel, not the Lord of the Skies in the earth, like what on earth is on personality without me, right? But in the in the Bible, you constantly find what the God of Israel in this ayah Allah says, they don't want any good to come to you from men, or become from your Lord, your master. They're used to hearing what the God of Israel is saying, No, no, no, he's, he's the Arab. Now he's putting his own movie on his care on them. Wait, we're not special anymore. I thought that God was the God only of what Israel and then he says what law we have stuff so and a lot especially chooses when

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they hear that word that burns even more, because their belief has always been they are especially chosen.

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maneesha whoever he wants, it is to give and then the last words of this IO Allahu Allah. Allah is the possessor of the ultimate favor the word form

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Which is favor is earlier on in this surah. Well, Marco,

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you know, a lot of justice Yamani, he was Karuna matteotti. And what I need for bultaco Allah Allah,

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Allah, Allah, Allah Allah. Allah says over and over again in Quran, we gave you favor, we gave you preference over all other people. That's what he tells the Jewish people. And now Allah says, Allah possesses the ultimate preference, the ultimate favor and he gives it to whoever he wants, it's no longer with you. That's a very powerful statement being made to the Jewish people. The Quran as the IR with the Israelites continue gets more and more and more direct. More and more allies letting them know look, you better get your act together or it's over you better accept this prophet, otherwise you're done. There's no more hope for you. The Quran will know not much different but we

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won't go into that I've explained that enough to you now inshallah Tada. And we'll move along mithila Now, there are two

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readings of the next iron. This is actually below the fundador Lima and then Sussman ayah. This is a very difficult I actually very difficult. I'll translate it with a big Arabic word. And then big English word to

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and then later on, I'll explain it to you properly.

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Allah says my nun Susman, I attend which is translated, we would not abrogate any verse abrogate you use that word all the time. Right. Like,

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Hey, stop abrogating

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was abrogate mean? NASA in Arabic means to replace it means several things. One of them means to copy to transfer. Like you take something like in this book, and I made a copy of it in this book, I wrote down exactly what it says in this book. This is necesito. This is why they say have a copy or replica is called anouska. Let's call this copy cuz it's a replica. Okay? But NASA fine Arabic also means to replace, meaning this copy is a replacement of that copy. Okay. So the word abrogation is kind of obscure. A lot of people don't understand it. So we'll just use the word replacement. It's easier to understand, man and Sussman I attend we would not replace any IRA whatsoever. any bit of

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revelation whatsoever. I will not see how, or we would never make any bit of revelation ever forgotten. Two things we would never make it we will never replace it. And we would never make it forgotten. NET Tb heiting minha obis leha. Allah says, whatever we have, whatever we replace, or whatever we make forgotten will bring something better than it. What does Allah talking about? Some Jews and Christians came to the Prophet Solomon says they don't say Salah Llosa isn't Mohammed. Right? They say they say Mohammed instructs one thing one day, and the next day he says something else. His rules keep changing. What is the How is this the Word of God? If it was the word of God,

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it would be perfect from the first time. You know, Allah knows everything. So why does he have to send you one thing, then he sends you a different thing, but he sent you a different thing. Like, for example, to give you an example, first, we were told, you know, the sin or the evil in drinking is more than the benefit. Then later on, we were told at least don't pray when you're least don't drink while you're praying. Then finally, we're told don't drink it at all. It's a word. It's from the from the evil of shavon. Don't drink at all. Why not just say from the beginning, don't drink done. This, this crime keeps changing its rules. It keeps you know, if it's from the word of Allah,

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that it should be perfect to begin with. And so Allah says, We don't replace any revelation with any other revelation. And we don't make any revelation forgotten. Except net dB, Heidi minha omis. Leah, and whenever we replace of it, we bring something better than it or we bring something just like it. And unternehmen Allah Allah. He didn't you know, allies in complete control over all things. What in the world is this iron out? Let's understand fully what the implications of NASCAR have, you know what it means to to discuss this concept?

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A lot as I would have taught the Quran, he taught us the Quran. And in teaching, you can teach the 10th chapter on the first day. What do you got to do first introduction, chapter one, take it slow, and eventually build and Allah says Allah, Allah, Allah doesn't know who he created a light in his mercy. He taught, you know, he taught these people of Arabia who were drunk people, man, they, they drank like water.

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They drank a lot. They were like, Irish or something.

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Like I've been to Ireland, there's pub everywhere,

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man.

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And now these people are being given this message. You know what I shall have the love on us. And by the way, we believe about the Sahaba they're the best generation, right? They're the they're the nation of we hear and we obey. These are the greatest heroes of all time. The greatest reason

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models of what it means to be a believer. What is it, shall we say, you know, the weatherman as a nominal call on that he will Holla Holla Holla he landed through camera button. She said if the first thing the Quran said was don't drink wine, we would have said We swear to God, we will never leave wine.

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If the first thing that came in the Quran was why don't leave wine, we would have said No way. We swear to God, we will. I'm not gonna drink even more now.

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You know, why in the world, and this is the best of people. Allah is teaching us something very, very profound. There are what seems like contradictions in the Quran. At face value, it seems like contradictions for example, alone one place says if they curse you, and they attack you, and they torture you just be patient.

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Later on, he says, fight them and kill them wherever you find them. You can't have both. You can't just be patient and respond with kindness while killing them that doesn't add up. You either do this one or that one. So some come along and say well, the later one cancels the previous one. So the early rule was Be patient and kind of nice. But now that Allah says kill them, there's no need to be why patient kindness is done with because the later stuff cancels the earlier stuff. And some people got so obsessed with this idea that some later parts of the Quran the things that came later cancel out or replace NASA, they replace what was given before in the Quran, they took the eye out of

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jihad, which is the Art of Fighting, and they said these IOD replace over 140 places in the Quran, where Allah talks about being patient, those ions have been replaced, they have no value now.

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So they're expired.

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Now, when I came first across the subject, I realized something who has the right to say what a law says, is cancelled or expired? or replaced? Who has the right to say that allows? If I think there's a contradiction between two things, and I say, the later one cancels the last one, as a believer, isn't it a very bold thing to say that what Allah says has been cancelled? Or what Allah says has been replaced? Isn't a very brave thing to say. And before I think it's replaced, shouldn't I check 1000 times a million times before I opened my mouth about whether or not the word of Allah is applicable anymore or not? Am I talking about something small? Am I talking about something

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insignificant? That a revelation the revelation from the skies is no longer valid for me? This ayah is no longer valid for me, or the Muslims? Is that a small thing to say? And isn't like the Prophet himself told us by the way, this ayah and this ayah and this is no longer applicable. Did he ever do that? He never did that. So which means it's my own mental exercise. I have to think about it and decide which I applies and which Ayah doesn't apply. And that's a scary thing, because I'm going to be speaking on behalf Hello, my friend.

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Where did you come from?

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Keep on going. Yeah, you make it okay. All right.

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What was I talking about?

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Something about Islam very good learned.

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I say that every time Okay.

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So now they say because the because you're in Makkah, the Muslims have to be patient.

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The Muslims one day when somebody says bad stuff to us, and treats us like an enemy five under the vena cava. vaca. Who? When do you mean when there's animosity between you and them? treat them like an intimate friend?

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And then you come to Medina and what does Allah say? Kill them wherever you find them.

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Now, let's cancel that. Obviously, we don't have to be patient anymore. Now it's time to fight them and kill them. Let me tell you something. These later iaat the ones about fighting. These later, I thought were actually a punishment of a law on the kurush

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and the IRS about Southern, the IRS dinakaran about what subjects are there only I asked about the subject of the prophet or the IRS about a suburb of moussaka, the suburb of new the suburb of Isa, the suburb of Sydney, the someone who bring about sort of everybody, you know what that means? Somebody is timeless.

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Somebody is what time is there, I asked about fighting of Ibrahim fighting of Esau fighting of new fighting is fighting for everybody. Which of these is timeless. So which of these is temporarily applicable?

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Fighting? And what we did is we took the rule that was applicable temporarily and we said because of this temporary rule, the thing that was practiced by every prophet in the history of mankind is canceled

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in

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your own, this is a janazah of the universal principles of our Deen

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How can someone think like this? How can you think like this? What study of Quran is this?

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Actually, the more I studied, I realized that this subject, what cancels What? What cancels? What is a complicated study? But one of the best, you know, examples of it is a scholar by the name of Shah, will you let the hell with Norma

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and he reduced because some people said there's 200 places that are canceled or replaced 140 that are replaced? He says no, they're not replacements at all. They're not replacements at all, there's simply something else. There's there's simply from general to specific, or from general rule to the exception. You know, like, for example, if you say, these are the students that will pass, except these will fail, that's not canceling the ones who will pass. It's just that's the rule. And that's the exception. That's what's going on here. And he only highlights five places, which he thinks cannot be reconciled, like five places where there's actually in his mind, you know, one ayah

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replacing the other one I or replacing the other, but I cello Tada, probably in my next, the next halaqa. I'll go through those examples in detail like each of those cases, and does it actually cancel or No, we'll go through that. But for now, I want to give you just one example. We started with the example of alcohol, right? So let's talk about that example.

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Human beings have addictions.

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And Allah created the human beings not like robots, not like machines, a machine can be reprogrammed. Human beings cannot be reprogrammed, you put in some code, input, and now all of a sudden, everything has changed. It doesn't happen that way. If a guy is obsessed with a girl, and you tell him, forget about her, he says, Okay.

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Done.

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doesn't work that way. No, there's going to be a lot of crying. A lot of punching the wall, a lot of phone calls to a blocked phone number.

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There's going to be a lot of stalking outside an apartment building, calling the police before

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it's out of a system a couple of nights in jail, and then he's okay.

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You know,

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you don't you can't just get something you're addicted to out of your system overnight. It doesn't happen. Alcohol is one of the oldest addictions of humanity.

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You can't just say don't drink.

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You can people are going to go through withdrawal.

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It doesn't happen. And it doesn't take a single person. Does it take a lot for them to quit drinking. Yeah. Can you imagine? What would it take for an entire society to quit drinking?

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You can even get one person to quit drinking quickly. Overnight? How are you going to get what an entire society you can't. And by the way, when you have to quit an addiction, you have to have a very strong mind. You have to a very mature sense of will. your willpower has to be stronger than your appetite stronger than your like your next high. You want to get an A you have a craving, you have to be able to crush your craving. Normal people can't fight their cravings, you have to have a very strong power of will to be able to fight your fight your cravings, you know that right? Most people just submit to their their addiction. They can't take it. They just give in. And I'm not just

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talking about alcohol, any addiction. Any addiction. There are some you know, there's a guy, I'm never going to talk to that girl again. That said a stock photo like said it. I said it. I said it. This is like the last stuff that I ever

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done. It hits him at night. And what does he do? I know I'm not supposed to text you right now.

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But I just wanted to know if you're okay.

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And still I'm still a little lying. But still I'm you know, this one's as a brother in Islam I was asking.

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can't help himself.

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The temptation and the craving takes hold. And you fall into it again and again and again. What that allows me to do first he told the Muslim softly Look, the evil in alcohol is greater than the benefit that you get from it. I know it gives you some benefit. It takes your mind off staff. It gives you some relaxation. You know you feel good for temporarily, but there's evil in it. That is more that's worse. Now when he says the evil is worse than the benefit. He's not saying stop. He's saying look, it's not good for you. Okay. But he didn't come out and say come on.

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In the meantime is more Quran coming down. And as more Koran is coming down the willpower and the ability to control yourself for the Muslims, they're stuck while their Eman is increasing, increasing because of what because of Quran.

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And the more they get in touch with the Koran, the more at peace they are wet. Why does somebody go to alcohol? Because they want to find peace. They want to forget about their problems. When does somebody turn to drinking I know young Muslim guys that have turned to drinking because of trauma because of something

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Bad bad happened. I know farms have chronic started drinking.

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Like, and you can sell stuff for the love but there's a reality here. When they go through a trauma there, he was engaged to some girl and broke off. He couldn't take it. He picked up the bottle

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you know?

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And now he,

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the thing is, that's his escape. This is his only way of dealing with his sadness is to you know, to drink. Some people addict themselves to video games, other people to pornography, other people to movies, other people do drugs. You know, people find different addictions. Other people just do clubbing all the time. That's their escape. They don't want to deal with reality. They just want to go into a different world and not have to think what does the Quran do? The Quran gives you the strength to deal with reality. The Quran is not an escape. The Quran doesn't say hold your hands together, close your eyes and meditate and forget about the world. The Quran says Keep your eyes

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open and engage the world. Deal with it. And the Quran gives you strength to deal with it. And when you get more and more and more strength, you need less and less and less reason to what escape. So more Quran came down and Allah said, Now you have prayer, you don't need the drink. When you come to prayer. Don't go near the drink, not acabo salata, Anton sakara Don't go near the prayer while you're drunk. How many times do we pray a day? Five times, which means and by the way, the the buzz of a drink? I don't know I've never drunk. But the buzz of a drink takes a few hours to wear off. So if you're going to drink, you're probably going to miss a prayer.

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You're probably because next prayer, Kim, and you're still you know.

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So now because there are five prayers, the drinking has now been basically limited. You can practically do it anymore. You can't do it anymore. It's become very, very difficult. And now when they're not drinking, which means they're not escaping, they're engaging even more of their time in the Koran.

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And they're getting even stronger. And when they get strong enough, one of the last revelations this is maybe the 22nd year of the 23 year mission of the prophets. I saw them 22 years later, a lot as though john says, you know, the uncomfortable may said, the alcohol gambling all of these things are illegitimate, a militia can

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fall into into Whom are you going to stop or what these are abominations from the work of the devil? You better stop.

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Listen to carefully This is a tricky thing to understand. Allah says why alcohol is not like pork. Alcohol is not like for example, some other haram like blood we can consume blood it's hot on

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alcohol isn't just Haram. Alcohol is from the Shaitaan there's a big difference. Something could be haram because it's dirty or filthy. But something is haram because it's from the Shaitaan Allah let us know that 22 years of the 23 year career of the province I know that alcohols actually from the Shaitaan that Allah know all along that alcohol is from the shaitaan

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the entire Moroccan Koran is revealed two thirds of the Quran is revealed 12 years the Prophet sense Tenzin maka, the best Sahaba are living in Mecca with him to Mojito in the South Dakota saga. Khun Ron never tells them alcohol is from the devil.

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Never. There's a lot of talk about shavon. He does. Does he talk about the tricks of shaitaan? Sure.

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And one of his most powerful tricks through which he does amazing amount of evil in the world is which evil

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alcohol will talk to the doctors who work in emergency rooms and talk to them about what the emergency room looks like on Friday night.

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Er doctors on Friday night and talk to them about how much of what they see on Friday and Saturday night has to do with what alcohol how many women beat up how many rapes? How many accidents? How many crimes, how many shootings? How many stabbings?

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You know, be just because of this one thing. Shaytan is amazing. This is one of the most powerful weapons on the earth today. is alcohol.

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This thing this one thing.

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And on top of all of that Allah wouldn't tell us from the beginning. An interesting question, isn't it? Why not just tell us from the beginning? Because Allah knew we can handle it. Even the best of all human beings there they have such high demand. They're willing to die for a sort of loss on them. They're willing to make Angela frozen lasagna, but still an addiction is an addiction. And this there's a right time for it. So they come to Medina and then Allah says the harm is the evil is more than the benefit. So they start taking less of it and we're not gonna quit right away by the way.

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He quit right away as soon as unless at the evil is more than the benefit. He quit right away.

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Others How about you Okay, yeah, I guess it's bad for me.

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But it's not haram at least. Like you know some people have that nowadays too. Hey, so is it haram? No Great.

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Thanks I got nothing more for this lecture. It's fine.

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And then later on Allah says sees that they're maturing and they're growing and they're human and then eventually he gives them and gives them a give them this is actually not that the first ayah was cancelled by the next ayah this is this is actually a last mercy or Allah is living mercy Allah did not just reveal whatever and say they said follow this and you're done. This is why lessons at the end of this ayah we don't care we don't replace an ayah with another and we don't and I make an I have forgotten I didn't talk to you about the Forgotten part yet

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that we do this whatever we delay or whatever we replace or whatever we make forgotten we give it something better or something just like it and but how does the I and Allah Allah coalition cuz he didn't you know allies completely capable over everything. What does it have to do with anything? What is the replacement of one idea with another have to do with a less powerful overall things I was expecting a lot of say, don't you know a lot has a lot of wisdom.

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Because it's wisdom of Allah that you can handle only this much. I'll give you this much. Then later on. You can handle more. So I'll give you more this. This is an act of what wisdom somebody comes and asks you for advice. You look at them and say I don't think you can handle everything just do this much right now. Somebody comes to me and says I don't pray.

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I don't pray. What do I do?

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Why don't you pray? And I can't wake up man. I just I have late night job. I can't wake up in the morning. Was it okay? Can you at least pray they'll have to start with that.

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Just give me the 100 awesome. Those are easy, right? They're easy for you. Yeah, I can do this. Okay. Somebody sent me some stuff that a lot of emails and get in. There are five prayers in Islam.

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You just told him there's only two hurrah.

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A man came to Rasulullah saw salon, he said I'm ready to accept Islam.

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But I'm only gonna pray twice.

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Baba Yaga Allah Salatin call, I'm gonna I'm gonna pledge to you that I'm becoming Muslim, but I can only handle how many two prayers. So how about also

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he took his Shahada and he left

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Sahaba were confused.

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Is there a new rule?

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I hope it's also because

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they asked the province listen. He says no, when he tastes the sweetness of Salah he'll pray five on his own.

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He doesn't need to hear no five or nothing. Because he is going to go public on the Takapuna token and you're gonna go little by little. You're gonna grow little by little everybody's gonna grow little by little. There are stages in which you grow. The seal of the prophets, Isola is a picture of how the Sahaba grew,

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how they grew. Now I went three years ago, I went to Mexico, to this village called Chiapas. There's about 400 people there, all of them became Muslim. This is village in Mexico out of No, it's like, it takes you an hour to leave Mexico. Actually, if you go to the city of Chiapas, and you drive on a road that's not even patched the road trip is like this. And you get to this village and these people live in literally like cardboard boxes and tin ceilings and newspapers for the walls between their living room and bedroom. That's how they live. And they their floor is dirt. That's that's how they live and they all became Muslim.

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Now, when the Sahaba all became Muslim, when somebody Salah became Muslim, and imagine those people, they don't have that problem, but imagine the Mexicans they had this problem that they always drink.

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Can you expect them to give up alcohol right away? Is it realistic? Even if you tell them if I gave a hobo about alcohol and said this is the work of Chetan

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you'll have two choices. Either I have to hold on to my drink, or I have to hold on to Islam. And every time the craving comes the withdrawal comes the it hits them that they have to have a drink, the question comes drink or Islam drink or Islam drink or Islam.

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And if that question keeps coming over and over and over and over and over again, what's gonna when eventually

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The drink is gonna win.

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And they're gonna say I left Islam because I couldn't leave the drink. Those people you know what they need to hear for a couple of years, I would argue those people need to hear listen.

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Drinking is not that good for you.

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The evil in it is more. Try to cut it down. Then I should come back a couple of years later, after consistently giving that message that drinking isn't good for you and say what, at least when you're praying, don't drink. Don't be drunk when you pray. Why should I take this approach with the Mexicans? Why should I take it with the Brazilians? Why should I take it with you?

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Random group of people that became Muslim. Why? Because the best of all people needed this approach.

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The Sahaba needed this approach. How can I say nobody else saw everybody else can handle it right away.

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Allah knows the fifth law of human beings. This is not the author canceled is when this situation comes again, this is how you're gonna handle it. Now for the people who already know, you and I already know you're born in a Muslim family, you've been Muslim for 10 generations. You can say I'm on stage one right now. Like, you can that's not for you, buddy.

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You're already sorry, you're on stage three already. I'm sorry. It's not for you. But somebody takes Shahada. Somebody comes to me and says, Listen, I, I'm going to Alcoholics Anonymous. I've cut down a lot.

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But I need support. You haven't stay at it. Don't worry about it. Can I still pray? Yeah, you can pray It's okay. It's okay. Sometimes I'm drunk and I pray It's okay. Right now it's okay.

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But the IRS says don't go near the prayer when you're

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drunk. But he's not there yet. Hold on, I'll get into the I'll let him get there. Let him get there. What I'm trying to tell you is one ayah didn't replace the other.

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One IR applies to one kind of person who's growing. The other applies to another kind of person who's growing. The last version applies to the Muslim community that has already watched mature

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and Muslim community that's already mature it the last version applies to them. Now let's talk realistically about what Muslims look like today.

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As you travel across the United States, you see some crazy things. You see Muslim families whose children don't know the Shahada.

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They don't know.

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These kids are Muslim by name. They tried going to Islamic school. They couldn't do it. They went to public school, all their friends are non Muslim. There, they don't eat halal food necessarily. They leave home by the age of 16 or 17. Sometimes 18. They're living on their own sometimes with their girlfriend or their boyfriend.

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They're basically gone. They're basically gone. But they have a soft corner for Islam. Why do they have a soft corner for some? Because mom and dad is Muslim.

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That's the only reason. By the way, if mom and dad yell at them about dating or drinking alcohol, or drugs, or whatever it is that soft in there, Islam hardens and even more. Oh, man, they just they're gone. They're done. They're just done because they know the only time the only thing my mom and dad ever talked to me about is how hot Am I am.

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I can't take this religion and destroyed my relationship with my parents. I don't want anything to do with it. And these kids rebelled. And then those parents come to me and say I give my son Nessie ha, he doesn't listen. I'm like, of course, he doesn't listen, I shoveled the lava. And he said, If you told us to stop drinking, we would have said swear to God, we're going to drink even more.

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If they haven't been brought up with the right kind of delvia. And you maybe it's not your fault, because you weren't qualified yourself. You tried whatever you could but their society their society is too strong and and pull them away. Now it's time to go back to stage one again. And maybe the first thing to talk to them about is not drinking. The first thing to talk to them about is not the girlfriend. The first thing to talk about them a lot is Allah who is Allah.

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What does your life about?

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No Quran didn't begin with with Xena. The Quran didn't begin with cutten the Quran didn't begin with hammer. The Quran began with Allah and began with Allah. And if that was good enough for that society who was steeped in all kinds of evil, we'll let him leave. That's still good enough today.

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That's still good enough today. So we have to make a distinction between the Muslims who know their religion, who practice their religion, and those who know and practice their religion and know it, they know it, they're responsible for the last version, they don't get an excuse. And if they do, they're the worst of the hypocrites, because they're trying to play with the laws law. But the people who don't know you have to take them by steps. This is not one ayah cancelling another, this is not one replacing another. This is actually progression. So then the question is, what is this about? And if it's not about replacement, that's the point I've been trying to make. This is not

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about replacement. Then what is it about? By the way, I'll give you one more example of progression. I gave you the alcohol example right? I'll give you one more seat I example. This is kind of a touchy subject, it's going to hurt your feelings, but it's important to know.

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Medina was a crazy place before the Prophet move there. So it was a crazy place. One of the most common industries in Medina was prostitution.

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It was wild.

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gambling and prostitution was it was Vegas. Yesterday it was Vegas. They were literally among you know

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Rama hola comments and Mr. cielo so to know that in Medina, they were literally building

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Things that had red flags on them indicating that this is that kind of a place. They had markings. A lot of those people became Muslim.

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A lot of those people from those professions men and women, that did all kinds of stuff became one Muslim. And by the way, there was also prostitution and this kind of stuff in Mecca.

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And now they became white Muslim. And they don't know what Islam says about this stuff.

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They have no idea. Allah hasn't revealed any there's no whipping revealed yet. There's no, there's something about go Don't do it. Don't go near Xena. It's really bad. But nothing more.

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And the craziest stuff happens. A companion comes to the prophets of Salaam and says, Hey, Allah, I have a marriage proposal.

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He's from Makkah, the companion is from Makkah, which means he has no money. By the way, if you're from NACA, you're homeless. I have a marriage proposal. She makes good money.

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can I marry her?

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What does she do?

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Yep.

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That's my facial expressions that are important, because I can't spell it out. Although no, right?

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ish.

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Sir, is that okay? can I marry her?

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These companions had no idea that even that's a bad idea.

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That's how not you know how you call what you call freshmen orientation. They did not even have freshmen orientation that marrying someone of that profession is a bad idea. They came and asked to the problem. Can you imagine some mom?

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Some guy walks up and says, Hey, I want to marry.

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What do you think?

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We think of these people as they were like angels, and they just like they floated above the ground a little bit. And

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man, and you know what happened? Then the idea came down, that women and men that are professional in this space, you should not marry them.

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The I had to come down and tell them you shouldn't marry those kinds of people. But that is much later. Let me tell you what happened before. Clearly if prostitution is okay. And obviously having a boyfriend and a girlfriend is okay. Obviously living with somebody without marrying them is okay. That's what the society was. And that happened all the time. And all of a sudden those same people became what? Muslim. And the day they become Muslim. They learned about a law but today they became become Muslim. They didn't learn that it's not okay to be with their boyfriend or girlfriend.

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They slowly learned that stuff. And even when they learned that stuff, is it easy to just drop your relationships? No, you're living with this person for years you love this person. It hasn't been legitimized by wedlock. But that still doesn't mean there's no relationship. It's there. It's a real relationship. What did Allah do? The first kind of revelation like that came.

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And the first one was, if women do that kind of thing.

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And crazy enough, if women have done that sort of thing with a non Muslim, certain Nyssa. If they've done the wrong thing with a non Muslim,

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then the punishment shall from now on the punishment is going to be they will be placed under house arrest. By the way, they can only be punished if you found four witnesses watching them do the act. If you did find that we need they did it in public, which is almost impossible. But if that happens, then the punishment is they will be locked at home, you will bring them their groceries or whatever, they can never leave their home, their home becomes their prison until death comes to them. Or Elon makes a new way out for them. This is if a woman had committed something like that with a non Muslim that was the early the first kind of punishment about this sort of thing was that one? And even that

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one is not for anybody who does it. Anybody who does it in public enough that how many people can see it for people? for people, which is like, impossible.

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Then on top of that, the second rule came when the Vania tianni having come of

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what if the boy and the girl are both Muslim?

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What do you do? What should you do with them? For Azuma?

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Give them both pain

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and losses, give them both pain.

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But he doesn't say what kind of pain

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he didn't say whip them, you know, chop their hand off, beat them in the street, beat them with sticks. They couldn't figure out what does it mean? So the Sahaba the companions had a debate.

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What does it mean?

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One of them said, I know we should sit them together and we should all get together and yell at them. Shania.

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You're given. You've done this, how could you Shame on you? You're so horrible, a whole day of life.

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And the ayah is done.

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On men whether the ISF are in taba and another one can I have a better idea? I think

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We should lie them down, and then hit the bottom of their feet with sticks.

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Like they didn't know what to do with them because the Quran only says caused them. Pain and pain could be physical and pain could be your feelings. It could be either one.

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But then, Allah added, if they both make Toba

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for in tavas life, they both both make Toba and they fix themselves meaning they get married now.

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For anyone who might leave them alone,

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we will move on.

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Allah, I didn't say this, I swear to God, Allah said, It ain't me.

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The first one was if she was with a non Muslim, what do you do? house arrest. The second one was if they if they would both Listen, then shame them or cause them some kind of pain. And if they say sorry, we don't know. But that's it, leave him alone.

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In the law, kind of the law Hema has always been accepting of the law.

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years later came that if you commit Zina, then you're to be whipped.

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And even then how many witnesses? The four witnesses thing always remains? And always remains?

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Are these cancelling each other out? The question is, are these cancelling each other out? Or is Allah orienting society? You understand that right? They don't understand the sanctity of marriage. All they've had are loose relationships. I was with this one that I broke up that I was with, but that one that I was with that one, it's no big deal to them. Are we living in that kind of society today? Yeah, yeah. If this a huge number of these people became Muslim tomorrow,

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what are we supposed to do?

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We're supposed to first of all, preach the message of shame. Preach the value of marriage. How did Allah preach the value of marriage, he taught the value of marriage by saying our demand is Salaam. The first human being the first man to ever be with a woman was with her through marriage.

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The right way for a man and a woman to be together is through marriage. The second way Allah taught about it is Allah said, let me tell you the story of use of where a woman wanted to be with a man but it wasn't right.

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Is he coming out directly and saying it or he's telling it through stories? Man, just so you kind of get the hint. And it gets you to start thinking? Because if you give people rules, without making them think you just give them a rule. They're like, I don't like these rules. There's too many rules. Everything's Haram. What am I gonna do with it? Do people say that? Do even Muslim youth say this nowadays? Why do we have these rules? You know, why they say that? Because we didn't give them a chance to think the way the Quran invited them to think. And once they could think and then eventually you tell them the rule, then they can commit to it, they can actually hold on to their

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chastity and orientation is needed.

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I'm not saying that denies halaal. Now,

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I'm not saying that. But I'm saying if you want to get the people who are committing it off of it, then there's a progress. There's an orientation. And the Quran is that orientation. going on is not a book of rules. The Quran is a book of changing people. guidance is not the same as rules. Guidance means people can go through change. It is a mercy of Allah, that all of those steps are revealed in the Quran, one is not replaced by the other.

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If this was just a book of rules, you just need the last version, you can just erase the rest of them. No need.

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So I personally don't call any of this replacement.

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I call this progression. This is not necess. This is actually Teletubbies therapy. It's development. As you get more mature, you can handle more. Now let's tell you more. Let's tell you more. Now let's tell you more. You have people in your own families. Some of you people rush out a lot of a religious and you have people in your family that are not religious at all. And if you expect from them the same same standards that you put on yourself, they will run they will never call you back. You have to go easy on that family

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is they can't handle what you guys are doing right now. Hey, brother, I have some I have my son he doesn't pray. What video Can you give me? Then get him to pray.

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Item Kersey Fatiha

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but I think Chrissy doesn't have prayer. Fatiha doesn't have prayer. No, it just has a line in it.

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Yeah, but I wanted to pray. Yeah, he won't pray until a logos in his heart.

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You want you want him to pray. You could yell at him and say you you have to pray you're going to burn in hell if you don't pray, you know, people who don't pray their graves, they get attacked and this is that you can do that. You're welcome to do it. Good luck with that. See how that works out for you.

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Or you can go progressively like the Quran did. It's a it's a different view of the Quran when it comes in us. But actually, even though I will go through the examples where it is alleged that one cancels the other in the next session, inshallah for now

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I want to share with you one last thing and I'll give you a break and some questions.

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And that is, this ayah is in a particular place.

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All I tried to tell you is, in my opinion, this is Allah Allah knows best. This ayah is not about replacing one part of Quran with another part of God. But then the question is what is this is about, because it does say replacement. And loss has to be replaced one with another. I mean, make some I have forgotten, this entire passage is about the children of Islam.

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What book did they follow?

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Allah is telling them, your book has been replaced with something that has exactly the same thing, or something better, which is what book.

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Allah also says your book, much of it, much of what was taught to you has been forgotten. And the book that will come and remind you of what was forgotten. And in remind you in a way, that's much better is what book. That's what this is about. This is actually fundamentally even though classically, it's been held the opinion, this is also what I have canceling other ions. I'm not convinced of that position. I'm sharing with you what I'm convinced of what I'm convinced of is this idea in its context is actually saying Taurat is one soul, Torah has been replaced. It's been replaced by what Koran and much of our artists forgotten. Do you know, like I've said this in the

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series from the beginning. Musa alayhis salam when he went to the mountain, the first one of the first things Allah taught him is in

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the hour is coming, what is the what's the hour about? The of judgment? Study the Old Testament or the Hebrew Bible, there is not one mention of Jana or Johanna or Yeoman piaba.

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It is five times bigger than the Quran. And there is not one place. Now one place where oxidise mentioned piano is mentioned Jelena is mentioned Johanna was mentioned, completely

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forgotten, completely forgotten. Did Moosa talk about the opera all the time, and they believe in musasa. But they forgot this teaching of Busan ism. So Quran came to teach them what their own Prophet taught them and they forgot, don't see her.

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But the second meaning of non ci as I leave you is none set ha, which means to delay something, we don't reveal something and then wait and then reveal something else. The question was, why not reveal Quran to them right away? Why give them to rot? And then wait so many 1000s of years and then give them for on Allah says a lump tandem when Allah Allah collision, Cody Didn't you know, allies completely powerful, capable of doing anything? Why did he conclude it like that? He concluded like that for many reasons. Here's just this one. And we conclude, and that is allies all powerful, if you want, and he could have given Quran before or no, you could have. And you could have given the

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last version of all the rules first and foremost, or no, he could have allies completely powerful and capable of giving his rules and expecting from you the biggest expectations whether you can handle it or not. He can do whatever he wants. Don't you realize, even though he can do whatever he wants, he goes easy on you.

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Even though he can do whatever he wants, he takes you with progression. Don't you appreciate you instead of complaining about the fact that he went easy on you? You should be thanking him that he went easy on you, despite having the power to go hard on you.

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He has the he has the power to crush you with his rules if he wants to.

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But he takes it easy on that's his mercy and I'm dying. I'm in the law coalition today. Didn't you realize allies in complete control completely capable over all things? So that's the gist of the meaning of the idea of pneus barakallahu li walakum Quranic Hakim whenever any one er can be it, Hakeem. I'm going to take about 10 minutes for questions and answers. And after the Mugler prayer, I won't continue with the lecture. I'll just be here to just talk to you guys. Our mission is to spread awareness of the message and divine beauty of Quran across the world. Support our [email protected] that's ba y y i n H dot o RG