Nouman Ali Khan – Tafseer of Surah At-Takathur

Nouman Ali Khan
AI: Summary © The Surah's structure is discussed, including the importance of practice and balancing success with personal growth. The success of gaming and sport is also highlighted, with a focus on learning the book of Islam to avoid distraction and avoid distractions. The speakers stress the importance of learning the book to live one's lives for their parents and avoid distraction, as it is a part of one's actions and actions are not the responsibility of the speaker's mother.
AI: Transcript ©
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My intention today in child law over the course of the next two hours or less, is to try to cover some analysis of similar to tech, I thought, this is one of the shortest shorter sutras of the Quran towards the end of surah. Number 102. This is part of a series that I'm trying to complete over the next decade of, you know, doing an exhaustive analysis of the Koran to the best of my ability. My task in this series is two things. It's to do a lot of study on my own, and research and discussions, thank you.

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But at the same time to try to present things in a simple language as possible. So I don't want to water down what I've learned. But I don't want to burden you with technicalities, either. I mean, a lot of the people in the audience I understand are not students of the Arabic language you're not you know, if I quote something in Arabic, or discuss some academic debate among the Lama and Mufasa on some issue, that may not be something you can relate with or understand easily, even though that's important to me, I learned all of that stuff, study all of that stuff and try to make it simpler. And then you know, presented to you in shallow target. Those of you that are students of

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Quranic studies, students have to see it and have some, you know, additional in depth questions. In one or two of the breaks, perhaps we can talk in shadow Todd and speak about some of the more complicated issues. But anyway, this surah, very short surah only eight IOD Allah Hakuna Matata, Catherine very commonly recited, a lot of times, unfortunately, people recited because they're in a hurry, and they don't want to make a long Salah. Right, this is one of those students. But it's a very, very powerful surah. And a lot of times the soldiers at the end of the Quran, the ones that are especially in just about I can just ama, we kind of oversimplify them and assume that they're

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all just talking about the era, they're talking about the next life. And we kind of know what they all sort of mean, and we don't give them a lot of time and, and contemplation. So I'm hoping that we break some of that, and really dive deep into the hotel as best we can, and try and understand the nature of this profound surah. In my own studies, I've also realized that understanding the structure, meaning every every surah is a speech from Allah. And a speech is only effective if it's organized. And so Allah speech is the best of all organization. So it's very important to understand the organization of each surah How does it all come together? How are the points made? How was the

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introduction made? How is the body How is the conclusion and how did they all fit in with each other? And that's really important to do before you talk about how this sutra is related to the sutra before or the surah after having trouble.

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Okay, yeah, I do move a lot. I do move I'll try to stay still inshallah. So yeah, so wow, this is really loud. Okay, is this too loud in the back? Is this okay? It's okay, inshallah.

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If they had a clip mic, that would really help.

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Okay, I know.

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That's because I ran here from the train. Okay.

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Okay, so anyway, I was talking about the architecture or the organization of a surah. So I've decided to kind of try to spend a lot of time trying to really analyze the structure of a surah before we compare it to another surah even though this particular surah it's very obvious. It belongs to a group of four sodas, either sushi Latin, or boozy Giada followed by a deity Baba, followed by an Korea to man Korea, and then followed by an Hakuna Matata castle and these four sutras are very simply organized in that it was a little odd was about the day of judgment and the earthquake on the Day of Judgment, followed by how people are completely clueless and they don't

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even care that the day of judgment is coming in so little ideas. So one was about the Day of Judgment.

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And then immediately the next one was about what's happening in this dunya people don't even care. They're just completely clueless and they're living in their own delusional world, then Korea takes us back to judgment again, and how serious the Day of Judgment is gonna be. And then now sort of takaful brings us back and how clueless people are. So you have a fella dunya dunya. Next life, this life next life, this life, that's the contrast that's being drawn in these four sutras. And this is the last of those four sort of sorted together. That's you, if you keep putting drinks here and fruits here by by the time you're done, you won't even be able to see me, there's just gonna be a

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pile of stuff here. But anyway, what's really beautiful about this sutra also is that the most difficult the most profound idea of this surah is the first of the surah if you truly understand what's being stated in this first ayah the rest of the message of this little becomes easier to understand. So we'll spend more time on that first idea and then in shallow data, everything else will flow more smoothly. Allah as origin says I'll Hakuna Matata castle. Very difficult to translate at the castle means let's just look I'll use I'll give you a bad translation first. And then we'll try to make it better and better as we go. Okay, at the castle could be the want of lots the want of

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plenty. And alcohol can be translated to distract somebody. So Allah is saying that the want of plenty distracted all of you. That's a rough translation, the want of plenty distracted all of you. Now who is all of you? is a lot of talking to all of humanity. Is he talking to a particular group? Is he talking to the Muslims and non Muslims? Is he talking to the Qureshi of Makkah? That's going to be a question we're gonna have to answer as we go. Right now. It seems like he's talking to all of us, because if he's beginning the surah begins at hakama takaful. It didn't begin. Yeah, are you Hello, Xena. amanu al hakomi, takashimaya, yohannes, Latina, cafaro. Hakuna Matata, casa, there's

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no, there's no 10 v. There is no need that nobody's being called a legends begins by talking to you directly, which the effect it has on you and means we feel like it's talking to us. Right. But in its original context, as we'll see, there's something more going on the two words in this ayah that really have to be properly understood. Both of them are deep words, I'll have anti-catholic so we're going to spend some time on them. The first of them is level that comes from the word level, how to whom I don't know either Shockley Shogun and che in Vichy, when our hero and another DJ in Manila, the Arabic word Lo, who actually means when you get busy with one thing and forget about something

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else, you ignore something else. That's one meaning of level. For example, you're watching a movie and you forgot it's a lot of time. Right? So that's, that's an example of distracted you. It preoccupied you and you forgot about something else. Or, for example, you're reading something, you're reading your text messages, text messages, and you had to get up and go to work. And you thought you get lost, you're supposed to just read it for two minutes, it's been 20 minutes, you didn't realize, right? This is law who also distracted you from something else. That's one meaning. The second meaning is when you throw something or cast something aside, like it's meaningless to

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you. This is why they say that he or she is a character who leave it. When you when you leave something aside, like a candy wrapper, you know, you eat the chocolate, and you just throw the wrapper away. Like it's useless or meaningless to you. That's also part of the meaning of the word, which is why they say, for Lua, who am I yo terracotta when we talk about the raha bat, they say, you know, when you're eating food, and something gets stuck in your teeth, and you just kind of pull it out and throw it away. That piece is also called loa, meaning it had no use for you, you're supposed to eat it, but it's kind of got no value to you. Now let's combine all of these meanings.

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What all of these meanings suggest is level is when a person is distracted by something less important.

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But they give it more value than something more important.

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So you were reading your text messages, but getting to work on time was more important. This is level. For example, if you're supposed to be studying for an exam, you have a test coming and you only have an hour left. But you got busy on you know, Pokemon GO or whatever it is, you know, and it took you to places you shouldn't have gone or whatever, you know, like

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this is level because something more important needed your time and attention and you got distracted by something far less important. This is the word love now when you say Aloha, the fall form what it means something caused this to you like you didn't get distracted, something made you distracted. Something overwhelmed you something overpowered your mind, and you lost track of your priorities. That's really the summary of the the idea to lose track of your priorities, to not remember what is more important and what is less important. Okay, now let's deal with the word castle. The castle is a heavy word. It's a strange word. It's actually used a couple of times in the Koran

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It can mean one of four things and they're all closely related to each other inshallah it will be easy to remember. The first of them is a tougher aluna you fiddle mobile data or ruffle camera accessory for

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the first meaning of the castle is when you read when you want more and more and more and more and you're never satisfied.

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Let me give you a videogame example. Some of you guys are gamers, you don't have to read, raise your hand, just make a stepfather. Okay. So if you if you're a gamer, you know, a lot of online games, now they have trophies, right? So you have to earn points or rankings and trophies, etc. And you keep track of how many trophies you have. And every time you accomplish, the trophy pops up on the screen, Congratulations, you've earned silver, you've earned gold, you've earned this status or that status, etc. And this idea that, Oh man, I only have silver, I gotta get to gold. I'm a gold, I gotta get to platinum. I gotta beat this record, I gotta get to this level, I got to get three stars

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on every level of Angry Birds, or whatever it is, you know, you you, you have to, there's more stuff coming. It's okay. It's okay, this is this is level right here. This is distracting.

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good demonstration.

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So the idea that you just you're not satisfied, you want more and more and more and more. So it can happen in meaningless things. It's happening for some kid who's playing video games, who wants to beat his record in Street Fighter, you know, it could happen at at work, I got a promotion, I need to get the next one and the next one and the next one, it can happen with money I have this much I need to save this much more, this much more this much more. It can happen with people who are obsessed with remodeling their homes. Right, we just finished the living room. Now we got to get to the kitchen. When we get to the kitchen, we got to build an extension we built the extension we got

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into the living room upstairs, we got to recarpet the place we got to repaint the place. There's always more and more and more and more and more and it just keeps you preoccupied. You know, I have a non Muslim friends. One of my friends actually, really interesting guy every time I asked him, so what's going on? Yeah, working on the kitchen. Like you were just working on the kitchen three months ago? Yeah, it's just, you know, it is what it is like, okay, there's some guys that are working on the cars all the time, there's got to add this thing and that, you know, you know, this kind of spoiler and that kind of exhaust pipe or whatever else, you know, and it just keeps them

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busy. This is the first implication of Takata someone who gets involved in something and they just can't, they don't know where to stop. They keep on going and going and going on their own. Then at an office, Phil kathrada second meaning of MacArthur is at an office filled katra people competing with each other to get more. The first one was you're obsessed yourself, you just want more and more and more for yourself. You're just by yourself on your phone in your own universe. And you just want more on your own. But now, this is the next level. You see somebody else has you're like, I want that. How can we ask more than I do? How can we get you have little kids that are in the car. And

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you just went and filled some gas and got some m&ms. And you just took some out and handed and the kids counted. He got three I got two.

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How come he got the yellow one, I didn't get the yellow one. I wanted the yellow one.

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They'll keep track because they want more in competition with the person next to them. Right. This is something that's part of human nature. We we don't like to sit still like you know, when you're when you both your two brothers, they come home. One of them shows their report and their grades and their results from the exam to their father. He got an A he got a 90 the other one. He's got an 88 he wants to punch the other one in the face. Because it's making him look bad. He needs to get that 92 he feels less now. And this is not just in money. Like I gave you examples of candy and happens of course at the office with with, you know, promotions and things like that. Sometimes somebody

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gets a promotion makes you really upset. Why did he get a promotion? his promotion doesn't take away anything from you. But it still upsets you.

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Because I can't see other people getting ahead. Especially if you're boxing money. You can't see other people getting ahead. It hurts. It just hurts. And you know what's crazy? This even happens within the space of the work of Dean.

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How come so many YouTube hits on this guy's video?

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Only 113 on mine and they're all my cousins. You know?

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There's a I want more. I need more. You know I've been to conferences all over the world. And sometimes the conversations behind the scenes in it like you were nailing Rajon. I want to have the final session

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if I don't get the final session because that's the most like Lights Camera action session, then I'm not coming to this conference. Whoa, no, please take the photos. I don't care about the files. I should just take it. You know, even within this space, the castle competition. I want more followers. I want more appreciation. I want more recognition.

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It's not just I want more money. It's not just that sometimes it happens within a household, I want more, I want more acknowledgement from my mother and my father, but you know, a girl, like, you know, there's a younger girl and older girl, or one girl, mom thinks she's pretty the other girl, mom thinks she's fat and ugly, and she'll never get married, that happens, this kind of psychological torture happens in our families. And the younger girls is, you know, the one that's, you know, thinks she's ugly, or she's being told she's at least constantly vying for the attention and the approval of our parents. And they're just not willing to give it to her. So that it takes

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over one's mind. There are people that are so accomplished in their careers, they have high paying high level paying jobs, everybody at work, respects them, treats them with dignity, and when they come home, they're, they're there, they've got the coffee, they just want attention, and they just want to be recognized and they can't get it, you know, they don't have any validation at home. So this is the second meaning of the cathode of competing in getting more and more. The third is a tougher whorfin Katha etapa What about even katha meaning to show off that you have more,

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you don't just want more and beat somebody in competition, you want to be able to talk about it. You know, like you want to be able to say how much you've traveled, you want to be able to say what kind of car you drive. Nobody asked you what you feel that they need to say it anyway. You want to be able to say By the way, I'm on YouTube.

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You know, check it out, Google me. You know, you just feel that you you get validated when somebody else acknowledges what you have, you know, I don't know if people still do this now, at least when I used to be when I was much younger. In the last century.

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I used to work in a neighborhood where like a lot of guys that were like gangsters, man, they're just gangsters and their car, they get the cheapest car, but they'll put the most expensive rims on them.

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You know? And they'll write on the windscreen though the windshield, right, Honda. Right? I know it's a Honda, why did you feel the need to tell someone that this is like, legit? You know, usually they just throw it in somebody's face. You know, you need to let people know what brand you're wearing. I have more expensive clothes than you do. I have a nicer ride than you do. I live in a better neighborhood than you do. You don't even have to say it. You just want to make sure you can show it. You know, just want to be able to show it. So what people will do like I've seen some strange things, by the way in London. So I'll comment on what's on my mind. There are people because

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I I'm staying in central London. And Brompton is a very interesting place. There are people who literally drive up and down that street in their Ferrari

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off of that street for no reason other than somebody will look at my Ferrari and take a picture

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I've seen though I'm staying in there I see the same dude. Like he's not going anywhere.

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It terrible. Wow. For what reason? Just want to be able to say I got it. That's it. That's it. That's all it's so shallow. But it obsesses this person, they could be doing so much other stuff with their life. But nope. This is what they're going to do with their life, you know, to be able to show the handbag from the expensive store. You've got fruits in there, but doesn't matter. You show that you were at Harrods or something.

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This is the other meaning of takaful. And then finally, this is a scary one I hope Moshtarak, Phil Kuzma a commonly shared love of having more. In other words, why do you want more? Why do you want to wear those clothes? Why do you want to get that car man, everybody who makes it gets that car. People who are successful dressed like that. When if we, if we had a good life, we'd live in the neighborhood where those people live. In other words, everybody's got the same goals in life. And they think their goals are valid because their neighbor has the same dreams. their neighbor has the same aspirations. And so when you as a collective as a society, start thinking about wanting more

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and more and more, you end up validating each other and when someone tries to come and correct you and say no, you should. Why do you want this stuff? What is it going to bring you in life? What are you going to do with a Ferrari in London?

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Stop add more red lights. I mean, for God's sake, where do you

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you know?

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What do you what do you need it for normal? You know, come on, man. That that's everybody wants one. That's what everybody wants? Why are you weird? Why are you not like everybody else. In other words, the fact that so many people have this materialistic aspiration that seems to be the reason it's valid. that validates it for you. Allah says aloha como Taka so now combined these two words, alive seeing this, this love of more and more, this obsession with more and more. Then on top of that, this competition for more and more then the drive

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to show off that you have more and more and more and the commonly held desire for more and more and more is so powerful it just ended up distracting you your entire life

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like your entire life This is why the past tense is used as if it was commenting your entire on your entire life your entire life was just spent being distracted by this obsession with more and you know there are two things here that are missing there's a there's two there's

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one thing that's missing is what did it distract you from? If I say I got distracted from getting to work on time or I got distracted from going to my appointment or I got distracted from finishing my my tasks or something else unleaded mentioned what is it that you got distracted from that's the first thing missing the second thing that's missing is Alice has a lot but a lot of what is it a lot of money that distracted you Is it a lot of fame that distracted you? Is it what is it what is the plenty in what and castle? The castle fill man you know at the castle fisherman What is it the castle in Allah remove them because for each one of us it's different

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as the wisdom of Allah subhana wa tada in this ayah for each human being what they're obsessed with is different for an eight year old who's obsessed with video games that something else for some kid who likes to play football on the in the park, it's something else. You know, he wants to join the league that says the castle that's what's obsessing him. That's what's taking you know, taking a hold of him. For those of you that work out it's maybe some some goals you have and how much weight you want to lift. Eventually. It could be a different for different people. So I left it open. Also, what is it distracting you from? Allah didn't just say distracted you from Koran, it distracted you

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from the camera and distracting you from Allah. It distracted you from the call of the prophets of Allah. He didn't mention any of them. He didn't mention them. Why not? Because it's not just those things. At the on the one hand, it did distract you from the Dean of align your actual purpose in life. But actually, McArthur distracts you from other things you even need. In this video, we'll attend Santa ceiba coming at dunya. Don't forget your portion in dounia. Also, there are people who get obsessed or you know, they develop addictions. Addiction is a kind of the cathode. They develop addictions. And as a result of their addictions, they lose their job, they lose their ability to

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provide for their family, everybody in the family is suffering because this person is addicted, whether they're addicted to gambling or drinking or smoking or just spending out time out at night with friends, whatever their addiction is, it's destroying people. So Allah azza wa jal in to this very small verbs has opened up a very profound reality, a very deep reality about the nature of human obsession. You know, Allah created things now let's, let's balance this equation. Now. Now that I've given you that framework. What are some things that people have to Catherine, I gave you some general examples, I'll just want to make sure I I list all of them that I put here before,

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before myself, one of them that Allah mentions the castle into castle and Philip Wiley, well, I would add in children, the castle film one, somebody might think the castle film wall means you want to have a lot of kids. That's certainly not the case in Europe, right?

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They don't want to have kids. And this is a commentary on all human beings. So but we know now, especially in the modern world, not everybody wants to have a lot of children.

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But some people do and that's fine. But what is the castle film while will that mean? Especially when it comes to children, it actually doesn't just mean you want to have a lot of children. It also means you want to you want your children to compete to you want your children to be thrown into competition. Also, you know, if your children go to some club and they play football or something and they didn't get picked, they were on the bench, you're gonna have a mic and needs to go. He needs to be there. Or your children memorize Quran. And there is like one night the Imam says we're gonna have some of the younger kids leave taraweeh or something like that, and push your kid Why

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didn't my kid get his kid got to the mic, he didn't get to leave. And there's fights over Whose child is going to recite Quran. This is the castle pillow.

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This is the castle pillola it happens even in that you know which school our children are going to go to, you know how much they're going to get recognized. What you know what reputation they will have. People love talking about when they're when their children when their son or daughter is a doctor, you will know it.

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You will know it. How are you so medical management? My son's a doctor

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didn't care or know.

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But you know, he's a veterinarian, but that's still great.

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But he's a doctor. Yeah, he feel the need to tell. So now that's on the on the one hand and money of course in terms of money, people love having the castle. But the strangest kind of MacArthur is you don't have to be greedy or want millions and millions to have a catheter. You could just be half the castle over petty little things. Just pathetic little things. You could just be you know, you're in

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office, and you're an accountant in Allahu ala. Hello, Joan. And there are other accountants in the office, and one of them has a chair that twists and yours doesn't twist, and you were just looking at his chair every day, like, one day, one day, he'll get fired. And I'll just, you know,

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over silly little things, it just takes over your mind, you're thinking about that people become so petty, how much space do I get at my desk? Hey, this is my space, you know, move your move your eraser and your pencil over there. You can even in this people because people get to Catholic a lot. So just commenting on the fact that human beings were given this amazing gift this mind, this incredible faculty, the heart that's capable of thinking about such high things, such high purpose, and then it's put to waste when you use it on this pathetic little stuff. You know, this can take this kind of tocopherol even among, you know, I'll give you some examples among men, even among

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women, a lot of times between mother in laws and daughter in laws, you know, well, why did my son like his wife's cooking so much.

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So then she's gonna eat this evening and say, there's no salt in this.

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The mother feels the need to say it. Because she can't let this one get a little bit more than herself or the other way around. Or the other way around this, this is staccato, and it takes over a person's mind. It ruins their emotion, it ruins their peace. That's all they ever think about. You know, and they live a miserable life and unless commenting on people who've spent their life this. Now let's see what the associations are in the Quran. Allah so it says LA to eco. And walakum wa Salatu commanded Moses spelled out, don't let your money monies and your children distract you. From the remembrance of Allah. At the end of the day, the greatest gift that human beings have is the

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remembrance of Allah. the remembrance of Allah gives tranquility and peace to the heart. And when the heart has tranquility, it is ready to meet with Allah. Allah tala ha be convincingly though it's the only people who will be saved on the day of judgment or people who come before a law with a sound heart. Now we think that the vicar of Allah Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah stouffville, La La ilaha illAllah. These are God and recitation of Quran. This is the remembrance of Allah and yes, it is. But it's just on your tongue and you don't think about what a lie saying. When you don't think about what Jesus God are, then they become meaningless, then they're just artificial. When you say

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Alhamdulillah, for example, you are grateful for what you have. You're no longer jealous. You're no longer obsessed with what somebody else has. You have canara you're tranquil, you're at peace, you're at peace with what Allah has given you.

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And you're no longer you know, the desire to what more and the dissatisfaction has been removed from the equation, just because you say what, Al Hamdulillah when you say Subhana Allah, you declare a less perfection. When you declare a less perfection, you've actually also declared that you and I are imperfect. You and I are imperfect, which means your life is not perfect. Your body isn't perfect, your knowledge isn't perfect. Your financial situation isn't perfect. Your family situation isn't perfect, and that's okay. Perfection is only for a lot. So just, I'm okay with that. This is my test. There are some things that are not going to go my way. I'm not going to get everything I

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want in this life. That's just not how it works. And I'm I'm reminded of that by just seeing some vanilla just by seeing so I'm humbled This is why even Musa alayhis salam when he asked Allah for the help of Haruna ceram that you know he's gonna support me in my mission against fit around he said k new sub D haka Catherine so we can do a lot of this be of you we can declare your perfection. What is fighting with for our own debating with fear I don't have to do with this via they're not going to stand in front of Iranian says of Han Allah Subhana. Allah Subhana Allah. Why is he saying we're going to do to speak there, he's actually saying when I make a mistake, he will correct me

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when he makes a mistake, I will correct him, we will help each other and remind each other that the only one perfect is Allah and we will correct each other Noosa be hypertrophied and we will remember that the only one perfect is you. I need someone to put me in check and he needs someone to put him in check. That's what we're gonna do together. This is what the code does. And so when you're distracted with the want of more, it takes the vicar of Allah away. And the vicar of Allah gives you It makes you at peace with what you have in life. Now, the second even the word takaful Allah says water Catherine, Phil and Wiley when Aladdin sutan Hadid. He mentioned the want of more when it

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comes to money constantly wanting more showing off more in money and in children. But now we have to take a balanced view. I've talked to you about obsession and how overwhelmed people get with these things. But it's always important to remember our religion is a religion of balance and love did not give us an unrealistic faith. Allah did not want us to turn into angels

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an IRA Allah when Allah Doesn't he know who he created? You know a lot of history, His Prophet told us khulumani Adam hapa all children of Adam make mistakes, all of them make mistakes. Allah put us in this dunya in this world, and he made this world beautiful he did.

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And he said, What janela comfy hammer is we placed in this world, things that make you feel luxurious and comfortable. We put good things in this world for you. After all, actually, I've said this in several of my videos, but it's relevant to mention here. The things are created in this world are actually a preview of Jana

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Mottola put in this world as a preview of Jana, for example, we learn in general there are rivers are the rivers in this world. Yeah. Allah mentions there are trees in general, are there trees in this world? elevations there are fruits, there's, there's the flesh of birds, Allah mentions, there's beautiful spouses, Allah mentions, there's drinks, Allah mentions there's like these all these luxury, you know, beautiful homes, beds, couches, cushions, you would not know that any of that is attractive if you didn't get some preview in this world. If I had no idea what a river is. And then Allah said, I'll give you a river, I'd say What's that?

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I wouldn't even know. If a law told me I'll give you these fruits that you're going to enjoy eating. Also, what's the fruit? If Allah didn't give me some taste of it here? I wouldn't have any appreciation for the young man here. When the law says put on 18 you'd be like, what's that?

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Some preview of that is here. Men are attracted to beautiful women. It's a fitna for you, but that fitness actually in and of itself, also a reminder of what Allah has for you in Jenna. That's what Allah did in this world. In other words, Allah didn't make this world beautiful. But he didn't want to create this world is beautiful and then deny you this world also, we actually ask a lot of banality. nafi dunya. Hashanah, Avila harati Hazara, joaquina de banda, Southern how how in the world are we supposed to achieve balance? These two words I will have with Takata when they come together, something incredible happens something very beautiful happens. Allah azza wa jal is saying

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the world is not bad. Finding a wonderful spouse is not bad. Having a nice car is not bad. Wearing nice clothes is not bad. Getting a good job is not bad. Working for a promotion is not bad. Getting a good education is not bad. None of this is bad. But when this becomes your obsession, and you can't think about anything else, and it distracts you for why you're really here, and it makes you forget you makes you forget that you have to be grateful to Allah for what you've been given.

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When it takes you away from being just and being fair, then yeah, and Hakuna Matata. So then that's a tragedy. There are people in the Muslim world, we don't even have to talk about non Muslims. Well, we don't have to talk about the non Muslims in what they do. We should talk about ourselves. There is enough to talk about ourselves. There are people who used to live not too long ago, they used to live a desert life. They used to be Bedouins shepherds lived under the sun there their castle was a tent.

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And then they came into well.

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And when they come into wealth,

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they become like they make frown look humble men

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have this, like God complex. Like I met somebody. Amazing. You met someone in the Muslim world, very wealthy man. just writing to him at the airport. He just recognized me and allow you to like, yeah.

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We started talking. And I was on my flight back to America and he asked me where I'm from. I said, I'm from America, and he's all those guys there are servants.

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And I said, What? Excuse me? And he explained himself to me he said you know they make our cars they make our phones they make our watches, look American watch. They serve us.

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In Allahu la Rajon.

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The delusion that appears This is in ha like how deluded Can you become? How distracted Can you become? This is all your life amounts to now, there is such a thing as balance. You know, even the Quran Allah azza wa jal talked about level. One of the most interesting eye out on the subject is sort of look man, Allah azza wa jal says women are nasty when you study law. Well, Heidi Thank you, Linda and Sabina. Very interesting. He says, among people, there's somebody who purchases distraction, distracting kind of speech, to misguide from a less path, it's a complicated statement. First of all, he purchases distracting kinds of speech, and he Why does he purchase it to misguide

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from a less path Now, what does this all mean? If not above all, the Allahu tada and Houma interpreted that is music. Okay, so he said distracting speech is what music and some have looked at that and said that as a result, music has caught on etc, etc. I'm not here to give you

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But I do want to tell you the context of that statement of ignore a bus will be loaded on or unused to be recited.

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People used to get affected by the Quran the Quran could not come up with any alternative. So they came up with a strategy law does not only handle for Anwar de la la quinta, Nico, don't listen to this court on create distraction when it's being recited so you can win. So you can dominate. So they paid women to sing and do like a in the middle of the street concert. So anybody who was listening to the concert happening, and they just go there and started listening to the songs, the Quran comments on this entire story and says, among people, there is someone who purchases distracting speech. So they can miss guide from a lust path, not so they can be misguided so they

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can misguide others from a lust path. This is the next step of the who, you know, you and I are consumers of it, you and I are you know, we can become addicts to like Netflix or online TV shows or, you know, video games or whatever it is mobile apps, social media, comments, likes, dislikes. You know, some people spend all the time not watching a video, but the comments.

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There's Oh, oh my god, oh my god. You know, that's all they'll do. But you know, you're you're the consumer. But there are those who created this to keep you busy.

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They keep you busy. I don't want to go too long on this subject. But I do want to say one thing that is close to my heart that that hurts me a lot. You know, Phil was very afraid of when we saw him. People don't know that for answers that he was actually afraid. You know, when Nuria fit around

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the room. They used to be afraid Why? Because they had the boy nuestra he was oppressed, they were treated like slaves, they were beat up tortured. If you have enough young men who see their mother being pushed their sister being harassed, and they're treated like garbage. And there's enough of them, they're gonna eventually have a revolution. He was afraid of a revolution. So he used to kill the baby boys every other year, or every few every often, when there's too many baby boys, he would kill them. Why? Because you cannot have too many young men. Because if you have too many young men, they'll have a lot of heroes self respect, they might rise and there might be a revolution, he was

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afraid of that he needed to keep the population under control. Today, if Iran was alive today, he wouldn't have to kill any babies. He just hand them an iPad man.

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They'll never become men don't have to worry about it.

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They'll be 25 years old.

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They're not going to know anything about justice or equality or making their society a better place or contribution or thinking about, you know how Allah has given them talents that are supposed to be used for something greater than themselves. They're never going to think about that stuff. They're just going to be lost in their PlayStation four. And the next trophy they win. And so here, it is important to talk now about this idea of Lego and live in a healthy dose, and low and in an unhealthy dose. So look, I got it. I got really intrigued by the idea of games, especially games, because a lot is zoned in in a couple of places, describes worldly life as a game. And normal Hayato

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dunya larryboy. It describes worldly life as a game, so I got really curious, I'll let it pass.

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Why is Allah call it a game? And what is the psychology of gaming anyway? Why are people so attracted to sports and games? You know, the thing is, for a lot of psychologists, life itself is like a game.

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But it's an unfair game. We're not talking as Muslims. We're talking just as from the outside perspective, it's an unfair game. In other words, you work hard. The formula should be you work hard, you try hard, you'll succeed. Does that always work? No. Some people work four times as hard but because of the color of their skin, they don't get the job.

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That's a reality. Other people don't work hard at all. They get everything. The game of life seems to be unfair. But when you go on a football field,

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when you stand it up with a, you know, paddle in your hand, you're playing table tennis, then the more skill you have will get you the results. It's no longer about luck of the draw. It's no longer a genetic advantage or disadvantage. There's no outside factors. It's a very simple thing. Just if you're good at it, you'll win. And the better you get, the more chances you'll win. When somebody plays a video game, the parameters are set, beat this boss beat this time, beat this record and you can win guaranteed results. What a game does is it gives you guaranteed results. Are there guaranteed results in life. No. When people win, especially when young people don't see results in

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They resort to games where they are guaranteed to see results.

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And they start getting addicted to this, you know, you have these, these kids that don't do homework, don't study, don't go to school, skip on exams, they're just complete, you could call them other losers. But when they play like Warcraft or when they play like modern warfare, or when they're playing those games, these are like, they're like, salahaddin. Man, you can mess with them. They are so competitive. They're so competitive, they will destroy you. Nobody can even touch them in that entire mean competitive spirit that was supposed to be used in life. They took all of that energy and put it in a game or a video game or something else, they channeled that energy in the

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wrong direction. This is in Allah give us that competitive spirit, we have enough even in the man of erotica fairly

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soon, we're supposed to be competitive by nature. You cannot succeed in business. If you're not competitive. You can't succeed in academics if you're not competitive. But Ilha is when you take that energy and you put it in the wrong place. Right now,

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in small dosages, games, sports, some entertainment is completely fine. It's a part of life. A lot of zildjian put it there as almost like your life is supposed to be serious. You're supposed to accomplish big and serious things. But sometimes you need to take a break, and chill out and relax and just take it easy and you know, do something that's completely mindless. And you're supposed to be able to do it. I'll make a confession to you. I play video games. I do. I'll study 10 hours of to see if my brain is fried. I'll tell the scholars I'm calling the phone, shave my brain just stop working. I'm going to go play video games. Like Yeah, go ahead.

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Go no play Street Fighter get kicked in the face a few times and then come back and you know,

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go back to work. Okay?

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That you can become an addict. You can play hours and hours and hours. You know, I'll play basketball, I'll play sports. I'll go work out I'll do stuff. Why? Because you have to keep yourself fresh. And this is actually the legacy of our scholars. And even something the Sahaba used to do. This is not something I'm teaching you that I've developed some new, you know, New Age progressive view on Islam where you can chill out, no, you can chill out, it's Islamic. It's totally fine. You know, the brothers of use of came to their father and says, Let him come with us yet that he's gonna play a loud pray play it on the race. You didn't say?

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You should be doing Vicar instead. What do you mean play life is a game for you. I'm a prophet of Allah. And you're talking about playing in video games. And you're going to take use of whether you would you know, he said, Look a woeful Eden. My problem isn't playing my problem isn't the games. My problem isn't the raising my problem is the wolf will eat him. Right. So what happens for some people is when they become more serious about the deen, that must just means you have to be upset all the time. And you can't have a good time. And you can't relax. And you have to be stiff. No, relax. This Dean is actually something that should bring a smile on your face. You know, you should

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explore the world a lot. So just fill up go into land, travel, travel. That's part of the spirit of our religion. So now just some commentary. Well, let me open

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up NACA who I am, and we have a movie called amantha. This is a show called Rahim Allah saying what I just told you in more technical language. He said, Allah didn't say what did it distract you from? Because Allah wants you to think about all the responsibilities that you get distracted from when you become overindulged in money or in job or in you know, some people's Ilha is actually their job. They stay extra hours, even if they don't have to.

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You know, some of you have bosses that feel like they live there.

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They lived it like there's no work to do. You're done at 445. You cannot leave until five on the dot because your boss says no, it's not five o'clock yet. Yeah, but there's no work. Yeah, but we don't leave until five. When are you going to leave? I don't know, eight 910. But there's no work to do. But they're just obsessed with the office. They're obsessed with it, they can't let it go. There are people like that become obsessed with business. So it's not just about entertainment or about money. It can be about career. It can be about studies. It can also be about your own. The men don't have this problem the women do your own studies of Islam. Guys, we study Islam, we're lazy. When women

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study Islam, they become obsessive compulsive,

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become upset and they forget other things that they're supposed to be doing. other responsibilities that they're supposed to be carrying. I remind you of just one thing I shot with the Allahu taala and

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this is now six years after Hitler. Most of the Quran has already been revealed. Most of the Quran has already been revealed. And how do you settle if in the famous hadith of her own narration, she says la cara ocasio Rahman Al Quran. I didn't

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No much Quran.

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I read that and I said, Why omona? Ayesha?

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Our mother if she doesn't know a lot of Quran, and most of Quran has already been revealed.

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And she's been around the Prophet sites for them all this time, how does she not she should be like the first half of Khurana where everything has been revealed. So far, she has other responsibilities.

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And if she were to spend her time memorizing for all the other responsibilities in the deen, that she has, will not be fulfilled, not everybody has to become a household.

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Not everybody has to know everything. You guys have to find, what is it that you're responsible for, and stick with it. So this is, in essence, and how can with the cathode, before I give you your first break, and shall I'll give you a break in about nine minutes at five on the dot, I want to cover at least the next i o which is completing this sentence had makabe until the rough translation is until you visited the grades,

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meaning you got distracted by wanting more and more and showing off for more and more and more until you visited the grapes. This has two interpretations. One interpretation is actually been enough. And blue Sam, there were two tribes of the Arabs, they used to love showing off to each other, we have better swords than you, we have better men than you, we have better wealth than you we have Better Homes and you excetera etc. And then they you know, we are better than us so much. So you can the closest thing I guess you guys can relate to is like, Arsenal versus what I don't even know.

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Okay, well, thank you. I can't even pronounce whatever, you know. So

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you know, you guys are nothing, we're everything. And they're just going this is their sports competition, right? They even went to the graveyard and said, look at our dead soldiers, they're better than your dead soldiers.

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They're at the graveyard, talking about how they're number one. And Allah says you are so distracted by proving that you have more that you even went to the grave. With that supposed to remind you that all of this will end and you went to the grave and you still think are better, better and Latina hydrometeorological are dead or better than your dead.

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This is how crazy people became. This is a very This is the first interpretation of this ayah. And it's a very powerful comment. Because a lie is saying what will remind the person that their greed and their desire for more, and their their want of more and more and more, and they're showing off, we'll all come to an end, all of it will come to an end, there is no better reminder than that, of that in the graveyard.

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And you people stand in the graveyard. And you talk about wanting more. Unless you're dead or better.

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You still don't see what's in front of you. This is a comment in the Quran, about how when a person is completely distracted, then even the best of reminders is a distraction.

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Even that doesn't, doesn't do anything, it doesn't do anything. You could be listening to the entire message of Quran and say that joke was pretty good.

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All you got was the joke. That's it. And that's the tragedy. That becomes a tragedy on its own. This is you know, inhabit the castle. The second meaning is obviously the immediate meaning which is you until you visited the graves in other words until you were being taken to your groups.

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But Allah could have said something so much simpler, he could have said a tomato tomahto until you died. Allah is such a unique bit of language until you visited the grains. The words era and Arabic means to two or three things that means a liquor meeting. When you do care of someone you're meeting someone, it means when you see someone, you know how you say I'm going to go see him, which is the same as I'm going to go visit him. So seeing someone is the meaning and more on a topic or in a zone. Yeah, keep in mind, the word zone in Arabic actually means chest. And Zoey also means images are being leaning to the side. And let me tell you how it all comes together. In Arabic. It's really

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cool. When you meet someone, you give them a hug. And when you hug them, you lean to the side. And it's difficult in different cultures. They lean on the wrong side and you're like oh foot traffic accident, you know.

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Hug them, you know? But the idea is when you hug someone and greet someone and lovingly meet someone that's actually called Zahra. That's called Zia. Allah says, suitable makabe and It baffles the mind until you went to greet the graves. You were distracted your whole life until you went to greet that nobody greets the grave. Nobody goes to the grave for a greeting. I mean, when you think of zero and when you're hugging someone, you're happy, you're happy to see them you were looking forward to meeting with them, who was looking forward to going to the graveyard. Even our messenger sallallahu Sallam will say lie Amanda tokuma about none of you should ever dare wish for death.

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You should not wish for death. You know, this is the words of our profits on him multiple ahaadeeth

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Under subject This is actually not something we wish for but then how come a lesson you went to visit the grave and like happily went went into your grapes The first thing is a visit is permanent or temporary

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temporary it's very powerful letting you know even when you go in your grave is just a visit

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you're going to get out of there you're going to be taken out of there to just consider it a small visit because the real destination is what comes after the grid. This is a commentary on the life of buzzer when you visit something Are you conscious or not conscious

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or conscious? By saying Zara Zara tamale macabre you're being told that when they are carrying you you will know

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you will be conscious that you're being taken for that visit

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the more Allah tada hugging the grave will actually hug you they will actually hug you this is why it's actually in a in a kind in a sense it's the man you know

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me haha we didn't make the earth as a mad me ha there's actually something uncomfortable bedding or something that also how did you This is why the cradle of a mom is also called mad when you call him Oh NASA Phil Mandy, Caitlyn. When you go into your grave, the dirt will hug you like it was waiting to receive you and you're going to receive it then, you know

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it's really amazing that you're actually being taken there almost like you're on this journey everywhere else in the Quran where Allah talks about death. You don't you don't go to death death comes to you.

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Allah says hetta is Agia a moto. I never continued recoil mode, either hover mode, autonomy again, all of these are death King death came death came you don't go to death death comes to you. This is actually the imagery in this ayah first death will come to you. And then when death has come to you, you will be washed and you will be taken for the visit to the grave. In the caca de la Rebecca cotton formula t you are on a journey whether you like it or not heading towards your master. you're heading that way. Now.

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macabre this comment on the past tense is also significant. This idea of xara is also significant because Ally's letting us know everything you get distracted by everything you'd like to visit and go and seek after all of it is going to end in that one visit. And there are short term in the past tense lucila hemolysin suggested that it's your old ancestors, they've all gone for that visit and your next Your turn is coming to this has been happening for a long time. From these two IOD what becomes very clear is that Allah azza wa jal primarily in this ayah in this in these IRA is actually talking to disbelievers. He's primarily talking to disbelievers. and by extension, you and I are

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getting advice. Why is he primarily talking to disbelievers? Because Allah does not say it continues to distract you, is he saying, You have been distracted until death has come to you? You were hopeless cause you were a hopeless cause. If this applied to us, then we would remain distracted until we died. In other words, there's no hope for us to become people of remembrance. There's no hope left. But there is hope that Allah is going to give them a warning. And actually, there's not going to be any mention of gender in this surah is only going to be mentioned up. Johanna which is another indication that this is not for believers, because when Allah even gives warning to the

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believers, what does he do? He reminds them of Johanna, but he also gives them the hope of Jonah he balances both of them. So this is actually a commentary first and foremost to disbelievers and by extension ourselves. Now, why is that important to note, because if this is a comment to disbelievers, that means it is a sunnah of Allah to remind non Muslims that their materialism is destroying them.

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The job of the Muslims was to remind the people that are lost around them, and Hakuna Matata castle hatter's due to mole nakaba. We're supposed to be afraid for them, we're supposed to be concerned for them, like go on directly is concerned for them. This message is actually first and foremost for the non Muslims that are not inside this hall that are not inside this machine. Were supposed to learn this message and deliver it to them. That was our job. That's supposed to be our job. The Quran was recited by the tongue of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Sahaba would memorize it, and they would go recite it to the people of Makkah. They will deliver these words to the people of MCI.

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That's what your job is. My job is this discussion, man. Look at how distracted you've become. You have friends in university. You have friends at work. You don't have to give them a tuxedo. So Takata just sit them down and what do you up to? Every week? It's the same thing. You just want to hit the club again. You want to get drunk again. It's the same. What do you think all of this is edit. This is going to keep going until you're in the grave. You can describe through the castle without quoting a single ayah

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it could just be a conversation over lunch.

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You don't have to call them to Islam or anything did Allah didn't say a slim take Shahada become Muslim? He didn't say any of that. He said, Look what you're doing with your life. What are you doing with your life, at least create the question in their minds, then Allah will do the rest. Allah will do the rest. So with that, inshallah tada and give me your first break, it's about five minutes long, inshallah. And then we hope to finish the solo today barakallahu li walakum. Hakeem, when finally we are coming up, but I just want to summarize the essential lesson that's been covered so far, and then move on just so everybody's clear, it's good to be concise. At the end of it, all.

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The things that are created in this world for our benefit and for our enjoyment are in and of themselves, not evil, except when you overdo them, you get over indulge in them. And as a result, you forget your responsibilities in this life. And you also forget your responsibilities to Allah, they distract you from remembering Allah and your purpose in life. And you also distract you from other responsibilities, as you know, as members of family as members of society that you're supposed to carry, you know, with a son. So it's it really at the end of the day, everything in our Deen boils down to balance. And a lot of the parents commentary is about losing that balance. I don't

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lose that balance. And that's what the castle is, is the loss of that balance. Now we get to the heart of the surah the middle, which is actually the soldier of the surah it's the it's the scolding from Allah. This is so it this angers Allah so much. He says Kela sofa and the moon

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and Kela is actually like how can in Arabic Colombians? No, not at all. But this is not just a normal no like if you read in English translation. Here's my English translation of this that I've read before ne soon thou shalt know

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I don't know what that even means.

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Canada is actually when you're getting yelled at no

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you're gonna find out soon enough

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you don't talk like the color is not normal speech This is the anger of Allah manifest in the way he expresses you're going to find out soon enough.

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And I'm not even as soon you will know because the verb no doesn't even begin to capture the emotion that's inside the word solfatara level in the in the word self at that level and so far so that means that it's actually you know, the other the other the other tail manner the word so far as opposed to the word sir here the prefix suggest very soon you're going to know or you will know all right.

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You know sometimes when you are threatening someone how No no, no, no, I'll get you I'm going to get you good. Oh no, you don't even know what you got yourself into.

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That's that no, that's the kinda This is why it's you know color is actually thought it's actually for the scolding

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you know, sometimes we listen to recitation of Quran it's the opposite of the intent

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what's being said here, guys?

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And then it's not just the last edit once he said it, thumb McCullough solfatara Moon

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really the Tafseer of the ayah is in the way you're gonna say it

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it's the way in which has to be said you're gonna find Oh no, then again you need to hear this again. oma and tomato Keegan is mentioned here. This is actually not to Ruby. It's not it's not actually this continuity. That's then this then this, but it's Moreover, I don't think you heard me right. You will find out.

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This is an Arabic They say akula sama kulula This is the old way of saying it. I'm telling you I'm telling you we do this even now. When somebody is not listening to you. Or somebody is not taking you seriously then you repeat yourself. You don't tell someone something once you tell them twice three times. There's no kuranda there's no such thing as you know, za in the Quran. There's no such thing as extra stuff in the cron

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everything is exactly as it's meant to be. So when he says kandla solfatara double 10 he says again, some makhanda solfatara the moon does exactly what we needed to hear. This is exactly what humanity needed to hear. It's the same exact words why repeat them? Why repeat them? Because when you repeat them then the yelling is far worse.

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Didn't I tell you did I tell you

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when your dad does that twice?

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good kind of mitching like it burns just right. You know when you hear twice like that. That's what allows us here and this is a threat from Allah and it's twice now some of them are went even further and said okay, in addition to it being this that we live

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terrifying yelling from Allah, which is legit from Allah. Additionally, it's also a comment on the stages.

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You're being taken into the grave. As soon as the descent happens into the grave.

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Now you see what reality was. Everybody thinks you've been put to sleep. But that's actually when you just woke up.

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And you're gonna find out all right, and the questioning some of the questioning begins, right then. Some of it, some questions are asked them. But what are all the questions asked, when we're going to be taken out of the grid. That's the full interrogation. So there's the brief interrogation, and then there's the full interrogation. So some have interpreted it as when you're taken to the grave and you but at the moment of death, the brief interrogation and you realize what life really was and how you've been distracted, that you had no idea. And then when the full interrogation happens, then you really know how distracted you were, boom, macula sofa, boom, that's your piano. That's the

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eyelids coming on your milk piano the question in the interrogation that's coming on the Day of Resurrection. May Allah make all of our accounting and our questioning easy on it.

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Then is the middle the very center of this? surah? kandla? No, no, no, no. No Muna al Maliki. It. Let's just stop at low tech lagoon for Kela. Lodi lemon justice much? No. And this no is a no of frustration. It's actually a hustler. loader. Had you only known if you only want people who want to find out this is Allah expressing how frustrated he is with the people he's talking to.

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Now in the Arabic language, when you say no, then there is a job low.

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Blow the restaurant and a doctor. Okay, lowest a doctor for later, if you woke up, you would have prayed. If you studied you would have succeeded. Had you done this, this would have happened? There's a had part, there's a would have part? To give you an example. Had you woken up early, you wouldn't have missed the flight, etc. Right? There's but in this ayah, there's only the head? The rest of it, isn't there? Have you only known?

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Have you only it stops there? Why does it stop there? I let him say had you only known you could have saved yourself? Have you only known this wouldn't have happened to you. He doesn't mention any of them. He doesn't mention any of that. Because the people he's talking to aren't even worth continuing talking.

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He drops it. They're not worth addressing any further. And actually not mentioning what's the job below the latter part of the condition is even more horrifying. When somebody speaks to you like this. Had you only been a good son.

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You don't have to say anything else. You've said everything else by just shaking your head and walking away. That kills it already. You're already dead. This is what a lot does in the middle of this. This is the heart of the surah this frustration from Allah. And this is illustrating that there are some people who are so drowned in their takato they're so distracted in their tekapo that they there's no way to reason with them.

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They're lost, they're completely lost No matter how much you try to reason with them. It's like someone on drugs, you can't have a normal conversation with them. They're not in the right mind. They're too drunk on it. And that's why it's not know where I live to Mitch Lowe, Telemundo Mubarak, suggesting there is no way for you to even know now you've completely lost your sense of thinking and knowing and finding out you're a hopeless cause you see, the irony of this ayah is that the word low in Arabic is used as hustler it's used to express regret of what happened in the past. So the expectation from an Arabic point of view was kinda lower a little lower a little but Allah in this

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very scary ayah is saying low to the moon the present tense as if even your future is a done deal you people are hopeless even in your future is one thing for a lot of comment you have failed so far.

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You have you have been so messed up so far. If Allah says that then there's hope that I can fix myself You see,

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but in this ayah Allah is actually commenting on people who are just a lost cause nobuta Anna Muna. And then he describes what kind of element should you have had and

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he says no talamona element. Now the words element yaqeen are difficult to understand. I'll give you an explanation by way of analogy, inshallah, it will be easy to understand that

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the word European in Arabic, has a few things is Allah to shock. It's something that removes all doubt. When you're convinced of something without a shadow of a doubt you have yucky. The second thing it has is that people it's actually set and you never rethink it. Again. It's not something that you say

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I was convinced yesterday, but let me see if I'm still convinced today. You know, sometimes there are politicians who are very passionately one party. And in the next election, they're very passionately the opposite party.

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There are there are politicians like that, right? They're convinced of one thing and they're very convincing also one thing, but then next thing you know, they're convinced entirely of the other thing. yaqeen is something you don't go back on your feet or something you don't revisit ever. It's done. You know. And so unless Has anybody a keen knowledge of absolute certain conviction, had you known the kind of knowledge that is absolute certain conviction? There are three phrases in the Quran that have to do with your theme. There's a theme, designer Liukin is Hakuna Yaki. There's three of them. This surah has a theme, and it has I know yaqeen it's coming later on. Okay, la alien

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coming right. Now, what's the difference between them? I'll help you understand by way of analogy. And so that all even the one that's not in this ayah will understand to inshallah, which is Hochuli, again, it comes at the end of warfare, for example,

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a lot of soldier, forget, forget the ayah for a second, I'll give you the parable. If you're if you're driving out in the countryside somewhere, and you see smoke.

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You don't see what

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you don't see the fire, but you know, there is a fire. How do you know there is a fire?

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There is impossible to have smoke without fire. So even without seeing, because of the evidence, you are absolutely convinced that there is a fire if somebody tries to come and tell you, no, there's no fire. I'll say no, look at the smoke, there is a fire.

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The evidence is there. And then somebody comes to you, but you didn't see a fire. How do you know? I have seen you idiot

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is a smoke, I don't need to see it to believe it.

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When evidence knowledge thinking leads you to a definite conclusion that's called me that

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if you get close enough, and you see the fire,

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you saw it with what your eyes the Arabic word for is what?

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Now you believe it's a fire because you've seen it with your own eyes. This is what I know.

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This is the conviction of the eyes. This is literally says the eye of conviction meaning the eye that leads to conviction. Like just like the knowledge that leads to conviction for Arabic students the law. I mean, I know nothing happens when you have any law for two words like that, and you put an oven between them. But that's hard to understand. When you translate it knowledge of conviction. I have conviction, truth have conviction. It's not like that. It's actually here, you have to translate this as far as that leads to. In other words, knowledge that leads to conviction are the AI that leads to conviction, reality that leads to conviction, you get it? So now when you say no

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European allies saying, How come you didn't you had all the access to knowledge you needed? We don't see Johanna.

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We don't see that fire. We see it smoke.

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We see it smoke. And it's in other words we see it's evidence. And it's evidence is in the Word of Allah. Word of Allah is absolutely convincing. And if you were to ponder it on yourself on your own life, then you would know that the ACA is real, that the next life is real. You You could have arrived at that conclusion without having to seen it. How come you weren't willing to see why were you so distracted? And not thinking about things you can't see? Because how come otakar thought you're so busy obsessed with things you can see. You never even wonder what is behind these things?

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What's behind all of it? Because the archives behind all of this, you see, Allah says Dolly Kamala who minella in Let me read the last 20 or 30 minutes in there are people who want nothing but this life. This is as far as their knowledge goes. Even when they think when they ponder he cannot ponder beyond this. They want they don't want to think there's something behind this.

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Nick they're not the people who say Robin ah Tila you didn't create this without purpose. We you and I we had that access. How come you didn't think this was a was a less criticism of them. Now, by the way, I the third one I didn't explain. I won't go into detail because it's not in this surah The third one is Hochuli Athene when you're convinced because of evidence

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when you're convinced because you saw it with your own eyes, and up if you've been burned by fire. You've experienced the reality that people have fire. And then someone says fire. What fire look at my hand, bro. There are fires for real. I tasted it. I've been stung by it. I've been burned by it. This is how clean

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this is.

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conviction based on experience. It became something very real for you. You know what's amazing about takoyaki?

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Allah called score on how kalliopi

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Quran in the hula Hakuna thing. Why? Because when you dive into the Quran, you will experience the truth, you won't just learn the truth, it will run in your blood will become part of you, and it'll become a part of your being. If you've experienced it, it's an experiential kind of knowledge. It's an incredible statement by a large religion. It's like, you know, like they say, in Arabic, Allah will be harmonica sabi, ha, the one who knows the best is the one who's choked on it. Right, like, you know, the expression about fish, like, eat that fish slowly. Ah, no, doesn't matter how. And then, you know, I told you eat it slowly, because I made that mistake before. You see what I'm

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saying. The idea of Kalia clean is someone who's experienced the truth, the reality because you know, when someone truly immerses themselves in the Word of Allah, they see the word of Allah fulfill itself around them all the time.

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They see the Ayat of Allah come to life all the time around them, it becomes not just some knowledge they have, it becomes an experience in their life, you know, reality in their life. And so that's that's how culkein but in this, these are, Allah is just giving us two elements in an annual European By the way, just the distinction between these two, the one that human beings were supposed to benefit from is which one

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mo Yaki Allah made human beings The only creature that can truly benefit from knowledge and arrive at conclusions they can't even see. Actually much of what we have done in this world, what human beings have been able to accomplish on this earth, from technology, and medicine, in architecture, in any field. It's actually because of anyone Yaki we don't see an atom. We cannot see a proton and a neutron. These are subatomic particles, we cannot see them. We can however, perceive what they're going to be able to do. Well, how we can manipulate these materials. And these subatomic particles, we don't see a lot of the science. We can measure it, we can calculate it, we can estimate it, but

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we cannot what we can't see it. Actually, much of what we've accomplished in life in this world is through alimony.

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alimony again, if you didn't have it, you wouldn't be able to function in society. You weren't alimony Akin is the thing that you know, there's an announcement made. There's a fire please exit the building.

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If there is an announcement made there's a fire that please exit the building. And there's no fire on your floor.

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I'm not leaving. I don't see a fire.

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Nobody did. Would you believe the announcement? Yeah. splink sprinklers came on, you know, the announcement, please exit the building, etc, etc. If you're on a highway, it's going traffic is going well, you're listening to the radio news report. And it says three miles ahead, there's a traffic jam. Take an exit if you can. You're not going to say all these kuffaar they're always trying to get me on board and I'm going to stay on salado was the theme and I'm just gonna

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Did you see the traffic jam? No. You have heard from a reliable source. That was good enough for you. And you took a detour? Isn't that what you did?

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The idea of alimony or kin is actually what makes society functional.

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That's what makes this ID function. Mo yaqeen is how you progress in your careers. What course should I take? What classes should I take? Which job interview Should I go for? You have to trust somebody who knows more than you and says this, do this, this, this and this and then you can move forward. Our entire Eman. Allah is asking us to believe blindly he's actually asking us to arrive at it like we arrive at everything else in life through it. And when you can actually, if the only way you'll be convinced is by seeing

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if that means I know you're Kenya, then there's no difference between you and a cat, and a dog and a squirrel and a monkey. Because those animals are not convinced until they want until they see when they hear there's a fire alarm. The cat doesn't leave the building. But when the cat sees the fire, it runs the other way.

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Allah gifted the human beings in this book, this revelation is 13 This book is anyone you have seen. If you don't take advantage of this book, one day you will stand in front of a lot and you'll see jahannam and nano will become what I know yuckiness to late buddy.

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It's too late. This is why the Quran is supposed to be submitted na na na na na na. You listen and you obey

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You listen you reason you use your faculties that's the gift of Allah in this ayah lo talamona.

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And so now the as we wind down this is not the conclusion of the surah these few that are left six, seven and eight, Lazzara one

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Have you only known with the knowledge of conviction and it's stopped there it's lucky rahima hotline to double Quran actually argues that this is a rule of the previous ayah which means, have you only known with entire conviction that you will see how I personally will love Allah tala Adam disagree, because this ayah is not the knowledge of conviction is not that you will see help.

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The knowledge of conviction, the actual conviction is that our Hara is there, life has a purpose. Those things like Allah doesn't just want us to be convinced that we'll see how that's not the message of Eliza with the message of a lead, you'll meet a lot. But these people, these distracted people, Allah says about them, you are the last cause there is no way around it. You people are absolutely absolutely going to see jackin I swear to it, I will make sure you see it, the Torah.

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The thing is, the irony inside of this is very powerful. aronia in Arabic is when you look at something and you look at something that you want to the eye is a very sensitive faculty of the human body. You don't look at the sun, you avoid eye contact immediately with the sun. Yeah, when you see something disgusting, you can turn your eyes away immediately. You know, turning your body is harder, but turning your eyes is what easy. And especially when something is glazing to the eye or difficult for the eye to handle, then we can close our eyes or move the eyes a lot. So we're just saying you have been turning your eye from reality because of the cathode all this time

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when it comes to jakeem, which is far harder than to look at than the sun. By the way. When it comes to looking at journal, I'll make sure you look at it. And you'll keep staring at it. There's no blinking, there's no turning away, I will make you face that reality. And you'll keep on looking at it. Oh, you will look at it. All right. There's a lot there's a there's the alarm of Tolkien cousin, which means I swear to it, you will look at it. There's two new ones at the end, which actually triples the verb which means I swear to it, you will look at it you will look at it you will look at it. That's what it lies saying. And letterwinner jacking itself actually sat around and thought Oh

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no, Jackie, that's the verb. But it's been emphasized three times over. And an oath is laminate. And

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on top of all of that, and then on top of that, why even jehane This is the scariest part. I could have said Nah, john, um, there's so many names of *. Why use the word jam. jam in Arabic In German Arabic is actually used for the eyes of a lion.

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The eyes of a lion right before it rips you up apart. You know the pupils dilate on predators when they're about to attack. I took my children one time to a safari not too long ago. In out in Texas. They have the safari they have about 100 cheetahs. And they're you know, usually when you go to these things, the animals are all hiding under the bushes like where are they?

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And they're lazy to come out. You know the craziest way to get them out. Because this is a huge fence right and secure. Make children walk next to the fence or close to the fence. When they see small prey. Their nature overtakes them, their pupils dilate and they walk alongside.

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It's crazy. I know.

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I didn't do it. I recommended somebody else's children.

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But you know when that predator is about to attack and its eyes are just ripped open because it's gonna tear into you. The scariest look in those eyes. That's actually one of the names of *, it stares back at you.

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It stares back in like a predator that wants to tear you apart. Now the thing is, I mean, I've only now the last two days, or just even today actually just experienced the two for the first time. I'm a New York City subway guy. You guys are actually cleaner. Let me tell you, but anyway, you know in the subway and the train sometimes there's some guy just staring at you.

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And you just avoid eye contact every time you just eyes me.

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It was just every few seconds. You got to check. Is he still staring? Yep, he's still staring.

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When somebody is looking at you like that it's human nature to do what?

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avoid eye contact.

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avoid eye contact.

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Especially if someone's danger.

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You avoid eye contact. I got one of the places that I noticed some people are very good at avoiding eye contact here at restaurants, the waiters.

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You're like

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if he's right through you.

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It's so good.

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You know, but the idea of jehane is this roaring flame come to life staring straight at you, you'd love to avoid eye contact. Now, Allah says, No, you'll be staring at it. See, there's a second time that an action that is supposed to be voluntary is being used in a context that's involuntary. The first one was era. Visiting is voluntary, but it was used like whether you like it or not, you're gonna visit those grapes. You're gonna go whether you like it or not, you're gonna have to stare at that you're not I wouldn't ninja him and then he says Thoma Tawana, Yaki,

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then let me tell you, again, you are going to be staring at it, and this time with the eyes of a believer.

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This time, you're going to be so convinced.

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Right now at all, it's all a joke to you. There's so much entertainment industry made, making fun of the idea of *. You know, for the, for the Jewish people, the idea was systematically removed from their book, it's not even found in the Hebrew Bible anymore. In the Christian Bible, it's actually in the New Testament, it is found there is some mention of *. In the Jewish tradition, there's a some oral literature that has some mention of Ganon, which is close to the Arabic word jahannam. Right? We have

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but even that is actually just a valley where trash is thrown.

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That's, that's the worst of it, you know, for them. But for us, it's a very serious issue. Muslims don't make jokes about *. It's not a laughing matter does. Allah has described it in such graphic, scary terms? That it's not, it's not a joking thing. But on the other side, unfortunately, what happened to the people of the book before us, this became a joke.

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So they have like heavy metal bands, like, you know, skulls with like flames on them and highway to *. And like, you know, we're Halloween parties when people are dressed like devils and flames and all this stuff. Like to them. It's just a it's just a joke. to us. It's not, it is most certainly not a joke, and I would actually advise you, just as part of our speech, I don't give fatawa you guys know that I think, but just part of our speech, don't use the word * as an expression. In your speech, like, What the * are What the * are you doing? or How the * are you, etc, etc. Don't do it. This is this is actually making light of something that's very serious in our religion.

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Don't don't don't make light of it.

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When if you've had a hard time you say I've been through *. Nope. Don't say that. It's better for you not to say that. Because subconsciously then the word becomes casual. I wouldn't want for any Muslim this word to become casual. They just wouldn't. I'm having a hard time I'm having a difficult time, although that's fine. But you know, don't take it any further than that. Now, as I come to the, to the end of this surah sumatera. Wanda, if you're finally going to see it with thick, convincing eyes, the last eye of the solar thermal, alumina, Yama is an onion name. Then after all of that other staring at the fire, they're staring at it. They're complete. And by the way, when

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you're staring at something horrifying, are you distracted?

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If you're staring at something hard, like if you saw a car accident, are you distracted? You're just looking at it. If somebody is talking to you while a car accident happened, would you even be listening? No. But a lot will make you stare at that fire. And then the questioning will begin. No room for distraction now. So mulatos alone. nyama. In and in look at the irony, Allah began to Surah with distraction

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and ally ends the surah with a scene where you have all the justification to be distracted. The only thing preoccupying you now should be the view of *. This distinguir staring at that's taken over your mind, it may be even driving you insane. And at that time alone will start interrogating you. So from mother to aluna, then you will all be interrogated, you will be questioned exhaustively and then again, the lamb and the *, you'll be questioned, you'll be questioned, you'll be questioned. I swear to it three times over. That's inside the verb on that day and in the aim. What will you be questioned about? You'll be questioned about the constant luxury you lived in. The word name comes

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from the word NEMA NEMA it also has an origin name I think many of you knew me know means blessing, right and indo Pak languages was a name it right? But Nima comes from the Arabic word neuroma. And neuroma means softness and luxury, ease and comfort. This is why cattle cows sheep they're called an arm because they move softly they don't pounce and bounce like you know dogs do or lions do or you know other animals do. They move very smooth and saw that's why they're called an arm. Anyway coming back to the word near my near my something that brings comfort in your life. Brings softness in your life from it when you

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Get the word name, it actually means luxuries that you enjoyed constantly. This is a family Shabbat, a call in Arabic for a while. So luxuries and comforts you enjoyed constantly, they were always there, you took them for granted, you will be asked about them. When Allah says this upon with other, he's actually highlighting something, people that are very, very bad in this world, because this is the eye, this sutra is predominantly talking about people who are just indulged in this life, the worst of the kofod. Really,

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sometimes they have a lot of luxury, and they get away with it.

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Muslims see that luxury that they have, they have money, their cars, they have planes, they have wealth, they have assets, they have military, they have everything.

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And we feel frustrated, why do they have all this stuff?

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And when you read a slide like this, you say, Oh, that's why they have all this stuff.

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Because they'll be asked about because Allah wants them to be asked, he wants to me, he wants them to be interrogated about every last one of those luxuries for mulatos alone nyama at 99. Now there's two items left, that I want to talk to you about. One is the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I wanted to go through. And this is how even though the message of the surah was to the disbeliever Of course, it still applies to us, right? There are so many relevant lessons for ourselves. And so take note of this this beautiful, beautiful narration of the prophecies for them. Holiday Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that Yeoman Laila the messenger came out of his house. We don't

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I'm not sure if it was day or night time. In other words, I'm not sure if he had been out all day or he just came out at nighttime that's what the narrator is saying about Hooray

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for either the Abu Bakr Omar and he passed by all of a sudden he ran into Abu Bakar and Rama

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Rama Raja Kumar, Kumar Howdy, sir. He said tabaka number one are you out this late hour? Are you guys outside the house? So he's out? But he's not sure why they're out.

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Caller Julia rasulillah.

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This hunger, messenger of Allah. We're starving. We went out looking for food. Color, we're gonna win the NFC fcbd

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of Ronnie Coleman. Oh, Coleman, Coleman. He says, I I swear by the one who has my life in his hands. I swear by Allah. The same thing that brought brought you out brought me out to and got me to stand up. I couldn't sit anymore. So I just stood up and started walking for common law home so they both got up along with him for a Taraji lomita on sofa with either Elisa at Palomar College, Manhattan Island, so they saw a man from the inside. And then his wife also welcomed them into their house. Okay. Now for that he says, Hola Hola. Hola, soy Salam ala Fudan. So he asked her, the wife Where is he? well established within a minute. He went to draw some water for us from the well. If Jacqueline

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sorry for another a lot of food Hmm. So the answer he comes back from the water and he sees the Prophet is sitting there and have a look at an omelet are sitting there. And he said well, Saki Bay he saw both of his companions to Morocco. Alhamdulillah

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his first thing comes out of his mouth hungry Lama, yo, Accra Modi often many, there is never been a day in my life that I've had more of an honor in terms of guests than this day. While NOBODY'S MORE nobody is more honored today than I am. Those who live sitting there Abu Bakr is sitting there, sitting there. So he's so happy from talak so he went ahead for Giambi, I can see he bustle with tomato pecan kulu Minh has he gave him whatever little food he had some dates, some dried food, whatever. He didn't have a lot he's starving himself. So he gave him whatever little he had and the profit section eats it. Whatever media for color so Salim iaca will pollute so you should at least

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didn't drink you know the milk draw from the animals forever had a home so he they drank they drank the milk and he slaughtered the animal pack aluminum shot so they eat from the sheep or mean delocalised machete booster they drink to follow my shadow role and so now they've had good meat, they've had milk, the the to their fill, and they've drank enough color so why salon de Vaca Varma So,

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so Sam turns to aboubaker and Toronto and he says the following will have enough CBD. I swear to the one who holds my life in his hands. That was alone under him he had a yo yo malkia

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you are going to be interrogated about the blessing of this day.

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On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will ask you what you are Roger come in booty come June.

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Hunger brought you out of your homes. So mylanta g ro Saba calm had a nanny and you didn't go back home until Allah gave you these blessings. Allah will ask you, were you and what does that mean a level ask

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about these lessons, let's understand that does it mean a level question don't get me get the body on it? How many bikes did you take?

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Allah is gonna ask them, how grateful they were, how appreciative they were.

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We have to be appreciative, especially about food.

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Especially about food. Leaving leftovers at restaurants. not finishing a drink.

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Give it to somebody on the street gives us Don't throw it away. Take that order less. You know, when you're hungry, guys, when you're hungry. I'll have three burgers.

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You will have a bra

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man. Yeah, I don't want to I can't even look at anything else.

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When the when the you know, the azima takes over you because of the hunger you just ordered the restaurant.

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You know? And then reality kicks in order life.

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Just tell yourself okay, I'll have one. If I feel like Mario will take more later. Just you know hold yourself back. Because this is something we will be asked about. This is the name that we enjoy all the time. That azula Zulu, Kodama ibni Adam, Yeoman chiamata use encompassing Hamza Hassan.

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The Prophet says the feet of the son of Adam will not be able to move

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until five five categories are asked about

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and he says I've only got FEMA of Nate, what did you use? Spend your your youth and what did you spend your life doing? One Shabaab aka your life span meaning one Shabaab aka FEMA ablate. What did you exhaust your youth especially in war unmanly coming in at the center of FEMA and factor? And about your money? Two questions will be asked, Where did you learn it from? And where did you spend it? To things such as just that I earn a lot? Then I do whatever crazy stuff I want.

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And then spend in limits? Well, now I limped a female woman I'm into female him, and how much did you learn? And what what of it? Did you act on?

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Did you actually you learned a lot, you listen to a lot of lectures a lot? How much of it actually changed you at all? How much of it affected? These are the questions that you and I are going to have to answer. This was the second last thing. And now the final thing that I want to share with you in shallow data, as I conclude,

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and that is the Nirvana of this surah the beautiful architecture and structure of the surah eight IR eight IR that that form, actually a complete symmetrical hole. And so I want you to visualize this with me when you go home. Open the slide and see this for yourselves. Yeah, the first two IOD are about how distracted we are. And Hakuna Matata Casa de Soto as macabre. Okay, you're gonna you've remained distracted until you ended up in the graves visiting the grapes. When the surah ends, Allah azza wa jal mentioned is the exact opposite of distraction. You are not distracted when you're being questioned, and every little thing that you overlooked, that you dismissed, that you didn't think

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about so mulatos alone nyama even another name and that by the way, that day is the day we're all law who disappears, all distraction disappears. That's the day of Yakuza. So it began with distraction and ended up with the end, the end the ultimate conclusion to distraction, waking up and being interrogated, okay. Now, the second piece of the surah is to statements calcula solfatara Moon so McCullough solfatara Moon, how many times is knowing mentioned twice, two threats. And if you go from behind, Allah mentions you have to stare at jahannam how many times twice let him

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in eliakim twice over twice below, perfectly balanced. And then right in the middle is actually the tragedy that human beings have suffered. carne de la una animal Yaki had you only had knowledge that is based on certainty meaning knowledge that leads to certainty, what is the message of this surah learn thing, learn this book, learn this book. So that can get you to certainty and it can remove distractions from your life. So as I you know, the takeaway lesson that I want to share with you, after discussing this architecture of the sutra, when you study sutras in this way, when you get to the middle, right, the middle is actually the heart of the message, the real point that's being

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made. So allies telling us something very important for ourselves, to keep ourselves in check. Human beings by nature, we get distracted. That's just what we are. Allah calls us inside. And inside, it's argued comes from the root Nishan, which means forgetfulness. Human beings by nature are forgetful. So even though you're sitting in the machine and I'm giving a dose right now we're in the state of remembrance of a lion male accepted from all of us. That doesn't mean to us

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From now I am in this state and you're in this state, it doesn't mean that we get distracted things happen, you know, we get pulled in multiple directions, right? Your relationship, your regular relationship with the Quran, something everyday, something everyday from Quran will keep you on the on animalia.

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It'll keep you focused, it'll take Yes, distractions will happen. If they're a necessary part of life, they're unavoidable. They're unavoidable, they will happen, but so long as the book of Allah is some healthy dosage of it is a part of your life that inshallah tada distraction will be maintained, it will be kept under, you know, within healthy limits, it will do what is warning us of here that they won't do it. And how come, you won't end up in that state, you know, so to give you a reminder, you have a really bad argument with your wife, or a really bad argument with your parents or something like that, then you just get a little reminder from God. And you realize whatever

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problem i think is huge, compared to the problems that are coming in front of me, when I stand in front of a lot, this is actually

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pretty small. I think we can get over this. You know, we just put things in perspective. That's what Allah does. He puts things in perspective, then sometimes you're just you're overwhelmed by problems at work, or financial or this or that. And you just open up the last book just a little bit at a level remind you that he is the COO Athena Mateen. He is the ultimate provider. And you'll just be at ease. Look, I'm going to do whatever I can, but Allah will take care. Some mother will be how many mothers I've met in this trip is unbelievable, who are frustrated with their sons, I don't know what your sons are doing, guys. I don't know what's up. But just go give your mom a hug and

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apologize or something. That's your homework assignment. But like, how many moms like my son doesn't pray anymore? He doesn't listen anymore. He doesn't do this anymore. I asked How old is he and she says he's 25. I say in LA when they eliminated your own mother, the pendants been lifted from you, you're no longer responsible for your son, quite honestly, he's not a child. I mean, he's gonna be a child to you until he's 75. But he's not technically a child. He is an adult. And he's answerable to Allah for what he does. And your concern for him is because you can't help yourself. You're a loving mother that will never go away. But know that Allah is not holding you accountable. And so then you

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then that mother opens up Koran, and she reads about Yahoo, Bala Salaam and his sons.

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And all he could say is a lot muster on. He can't control what his sons do. You know, sometimes you have some sons who have difficult parents. My parents just don't listen, they're just always yelling, I don't know what to do. I do everything I can and there's just can't get through to them. They want to get involved in this business, and they want my money to use to use to get into the business. And my dad says if you don't do it, you're no longer my son and all of it. That kind of drama happens all the time. And that son opens up Quran and he reads Ibrahim alayhis salaam being kicked out of the house by his father and he says Okay, you know what, people have gone through

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tougher things. It's alright i can i can find some comfort in this book. This book will give you comfort, it will give you strength, it will give you a million. It will give you that conviction. How will they do that?

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You know, Alhamdulillah the Muslim Ummah is very good at listening to recitation of Quran, we put it in our cars, we download stuff on our phones, we listen to recitation, keep that going. But recitation of Quran for most of you, does not give you the message of the opera.

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You hear the beautiful voice, you hear the wonderful degrees of the Quran, and that has its Baraka, no denying,

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but what will give you a more European is not the care of the Quran, it is the risala of the Quran, the message of the Quran, which means if you're if your preferred language is or do or Bangla or if it's Somali or if it's Arabic, or it's English, whatever it is, listen to some explanation of Quran from somebody download that stuff, stick it in your ear while you're commuting while you're getting pushed around on the bus. Just listen to some message of everyday something just a little bit. This is not so you can take notes and you can give a heads up later. There's not so you become a student is because you need to be exposed to the message of a large book. We need it like you know the earth

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needs rain, water and without the water the earth dies a lot compared score iron terrain, and we are the earth Our hearts are the earth without this constant water. The heart starts dying. Right so be exposed to the message of Allah. Allah His words, may Allah make us of those that are constantly being exposed to his word. May Allah make us a people of elmedia teen so that we don't have to come in front of Allah one day and then finally see if he may Allah make us of those whose penis enough for them that we are ready for meeting him in the most successful of ways. May Allah azza wa jal give us

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Better and better understanding of the Koran and make an endless place for it in all of our hearts and make it a means by which we the light by which we see all reality around us realize that we have especially strengthen the mothers of our community and make them able to raise the generation of Muslims that will carry Islam further than it's ever been carried before. barakallahu li walakum filco Anil Hakim when a fight anywhere er can be it was Hakim Samadhi Kumar.

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan permeates through one of the glorious Surahs in the Qur’an – Surah At-Takathur which was revealed in Makkah. The main themes of this Surah are: 

  • Man’s strong desire for worldly wealth. 
  • Consequences of running after worldly wealth. 

The origin of the word Lahw used in the Surah is discussed at great length. Lahw essentially means entertainment of any form and it is this Lahw that keeps us busy and deviated from things that actually need our attention and interest. Our wealth and children should make us remember Allah and not be a source of distraction which distances us from Him.

Allah is telling us that we should go to the graves and remember where we are headed. This implies that the graves remind us of death. It will surely distance ourselves from the distractions of the world and make us turn to Allah with sincerity and humility.

When we wake up on the Day of Resurrection, we will be remorseful and regretful for what we had done in our worldly life without remembering about death for once. Allah says in this Surah that these people will soon come to know after they have been buried. Death is something both the believer and disbeliever have Yaqeen or certainty in. we will witness the hellfire staring at us as if it is going to pounce at us and then we will regain our senses on the harsh and tomentous reality waiting for us which Allah has warned us about time and time again in the Qur’an.

We have a lot more blessings or Na’eem than the companions of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ. We will be held accountable for all this on the Judgment Day and need to face the plethora of questions that will be put forth our way. And yet the sad relity of today is that we as Muslims have started to compete with each other for blessings (Na’eem). We should fear that we will be asked about the more we have too.

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