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So I want to go and I have to lay down a workout to everybody. I'd like to start by presenting to you the diabolical
afterwards Shar, how are you?
How are you doing today?
I'm doing good. Why don't you start by telling our audience a little bit about who you are? Okay, so I'm from DFW. I live in Texas currently. I'm from Afghanistan. I'm 12 years old. I'm repping. The bainer marriage You already know. And
yeah, you know, I came here
last year. Yeah, actually. So this week, we, you know, it's time to start a new project. As you know, I put a question out to, you know, people around the world, you got kids, like yourself are stuck at home most of the time with COVID-19. And we don't know what to do with our time. So I figured we use this time to learn something about to put on or at least read and ponder, think about it, right. So I wanted kids like you to think about to hold on all over the world. So I put a question out there about so to answer. And I said, Okay, well, you know, I want you know, parents and older brothers and whoever to go ask their children to read a translation or whatever they can
find all sorts of awesome. So tell us a story number 103. And come up with whatever they thought about and whatever questions they had. Right? And I put a deadline for Tuesday. So today's Friday, that was three days ago, that was the deadline, right? So we got like, almost 600 emails. And you know, kids sent in like,
you know, long essay answers, they hand wrote answers, they had their parents type up their answers for them. So there are lots and lots and lots of answers. And obviously, we can't go through all of them. So we're gonna have about a 2030 minute conversation, you and I. And I picked out some of the questions at least to start us off that kids have sent from around the world. And your job is going to be to read some of those questions. So you have them with you. Yes, sir. Okay, now, before we read them, I want you to tell the audience how you got to know me. So how I got to know Scott no one at a con, you know, funny story. About two years ago, he doesn't remember this, but I do because I'm
a fanboy. You know, I had came to this budget, because my dad heard that you have a rescue here by one of his friends. And then it was like he said, it was Easter time. And so we had barely caught Isha at what I bet you. I gave you a headache. And I want to talk about that. I've never watched my head again.
And then he came and told you, I'm never watching my hand again. Right? And then he gave me another hand check, which was pretty epic.
And then you weren't part of the play, weren't you? Yes, I was. What happened was, I had came here for like, the literal Quran program. And then you saw my great, great talent at talking. So you're like, Why don't make this handsome child the hosts?
And yeah, and then you were the host of the play? Yeah, it was pretty cool.
Yeah, yeah. And then of course, there's the other the villain you played in the other play? Oh, yes. We're talking about that. Right. That's classified or exclusive? Yeah, we might release the movie soon. We'll see. Okay, so let's get started then.
Why don't you read off the first question to me. And of course, you're going to tell me the person who sent the question to you, and how old they are and where they wrote from, right. If they send information to us, we'd like to give them a shout out.
So this one is from Julia. She is a girl and she is 11 years old, at from Springfield, Illinois, USA. So she's in Illinois, which seems pretty cool. I've never been there. But you know, who wouldn't want to go to Illinois? You know, I wouldn't, it's too cold. And the summer is nice, but it's crazy cold. I love the snow.
Okay, what's your question? Man, she bought a lot, but we have to just to let the audience know, like, we're gonna take at least one or two questions from each of you that sent in so that we get as many people in as possible and get through questions in this puzzle. Right. So even though you weren't allowed to here, we're gonna take at least one of your questions. Okay. Okay. So her question would was, Why did a loss whereby I said how wide are the 100?
yeah, that question
and then we'll go there's a question. So a lot of you sent that question a few 100 of you actually sent that same question Why did Allah use the word acid? Why are certain isn't acid one of the prayers and why not any of the other prayers and things like that? So let me just tell you a couple of things about that. Right? What do you know like what do you know about the time of onset? What is the outside look like? Oh, outside is like, you know, the sun is like midway it's always said but it's not like Saturday? Yes.
When the sun is like that, it's basically telling you the days almost over. Yeah. Right when it's mothered the days already over. Yeah, right. And also is the days almost over. So if you had to get something done during the day, this is basically your last chance to get it done. Yeah. So the point of swearing by others, Allah wants us to pay attention to assert time. And think about our life, just like we think about assert time. Just like us or time, you got a little bit of daylight left to get something done the same way. Think of your whole life as you don't have a lot of time. Even if you're a kid, or you're an adult. Don't think like you have all the time. And you can waste whatever
time you want. Think of it like you don't have too much time. And you got to make the most of it. Right? So that's the reason if it's Muslim, then the times already over the days already gone. Yeah, right. So as soon as a pretty strategic, pretty important time to call. Now, the other important thing is when Allah swears by something, because people ask, why did Allah swear by time? What? Why not just mentioned time I swear by it, right? Because he says, I swear by us or time or I swear by us. When Allah swears by something, that means that he wants your attention on it, which I already explained. Yeah. The other thing it means is, whatever I'm about to tell you better happen real
quick. Yeah, by time, so whatever I'm about to tell you needs to happen in a very short amount of time, you need to take action quickly, about whatever you learn. And the final thing is, when Allah swears by time, this is the harder one, but I'll try to make it simple for you.
Whenever Allah swears by time, he's using it as a proof.
Okay, or swears by anything. He's using it as a proof. Like, for example, the proof that you are talking to me right now is that I can hear you. Yeah, right. Yeah. So the next thing I was gonna say Is everybody is losing, everybody's in loss. Right? And then you say, well, what's the proof proof that I'm in loss? I, somebody could say, I'm getting richer and richer. What do you mean, I'm in loss? Or somebody could say I'm stronger than I was before? I've been working out. I'm not in loss. I'm in gain. Yeah, right. But unless there's no, every one of you is in loss. And then you have to ask, Well, how can you prove that I'm in Los Angeles, as I already proved it by swearing by what I
said? I said, Why? Because every one of you is losing time. Every one, every breath we take we have a little bit less life left. Yes. Right. Yeah. So it doesn't matter if you're a boy or a girl, if you're rich or poor, whatever part of the world you live in, if you have money, you don't have money, you have health or don't have health, that doesn't matter. All of us are losing time. All the same. Yeah, right. And we don't have a lot of it left. So that's why the work serves us. What's her other question? Her second question is, why did a law only bench in human flesh instead? Why not Jin? Because the Quran is primarily for human beings. Allah sent this for human beings. So that's
why I listen to human prophet. And he wanted to give a message to humanity. And if you virgin, then Allah would give you guidance, that is for gems, and again, this guidance for who healed me. So that's why a lot of talks about human food, and Allah talks about human restrictions. And the law talks about human times for prayer. And Allah talks about rivers and lakes and trees that human beings experience or he talks about farming, or building ships and things like that. All the things that human beings do. That's why all the prophets he talks about are human beings, because this book is for guiding human beings. Okay. Make sense? Yes. Somebody else? Okay. Yes. This is from Mohammed
said hard. He has a boy at his age is 8.5 years. 8.5?
Yes, he wrote a boy five. His
he lives in Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah. And that's pretty cool. where he lives Honestly, I love to live there. Yeah. you've ever been there? Yes, I have. Did you go recently with your dad? Yes. I want recently was my dad was that it was amazing.
It was a beautiful experience. Like what? You see the big giant cars in the middle of the street and stuff. Yeah, did. You did crazy, right? Yes. That was excellent. I don't know if they still have it. When I was little when my dad used to take me together. They had this like giant bike. It was like four storeys as a big giant bicycle.
And my uncle would play a trick on me. And he would say, that's our family. salaams bike. He used to be a giant. And I actually believed it until a very long time.
But anyway, How was it for you? Would you like my job?
I like their food. Honestly. It was it was a different experience.
You know, their fast food is way better. Like I tried to rig Donald's, and their McDonald's was like,
okay, McDonald's. Uh huh. And then I had this like sick Turkey for this trick and food was so good. They spoke Farsi with us. So my dad, we're gonna go for our second home, right? And he said, Give us something like, they give us like, like a three foot plate, right? Fill to the brim with rice and chicken. And then they're like a here, this is something like, I don't know how we finished it. It was like three people eating like, a 10 pounds of rice and chicken. So pretty awesome. So what's the question that zaycon sent to you? He said,
he said, I find it very hard to stay patient, what should I do?
That's a really good question. You find it very hard to stay patient? Well, patience is two things. You know, you didn't tell us what makes it hard for you to vacation. Maybe it's a brother or sister that really annoys you and punch them in the face. Or maybe you're playing a video game and you can't beat a boss, and you want to throw the controller and smash the TV. Or maybe you are you know that you're trying to do your homework and you can't figure out this math problem. And you want to set this textbook on fire. I don't know what is making you lose your patience. But the thing is, when it's okay, all of us get to a point sometimes when we are losing our patience, right. But
unless I said this was pretty awesome, we can learn something from that he says what the last person, they advise each other to be patient. So it's good to find friends or family that you know that when you're losing your patience, when you're around them, they can make you calmer. And they can you know, take your ticket, take your anger or your temper and they can bring it down. right there's some things you can do for yourself. If you're getting upset, you can just go make will do. Yeah, right, you can just wash up and then that your anger will come in literally it's like holding a fire, putting water on yourself, right? There's a fire feeling inside you and you can pull it off.
But it's also important to have people in your life that can just being around them will make you more common that's actually in the Quran to like musante salaam used to have a pretty bad temper. He used to get pretty upset and his brother Harun would be someone who would make him come.
Right and at the end of SoTL. So those you guys read it, because that was your assignment. They advise each other to be patient, they counsel each other to be patient. So you find somebody in your life that can help you become more patient also, and you do whatever you can to get out of that situation that makes you upset. Also, the last thing I'll say about that, is that by the way, I mean, when do you lose patience? When I lose patience, you know, it's whatever. You know, I'm in an arena as bachelorettes. You know, the homies who just showed up, you know?
I mean as much so you know, I'm pretty sure Muhammad Jihad You know, this the homie right here. He's eight years old, so I guarantee he knows what fortnight is. So, so we'd be running a fortnight squad with the homies, you know, send me a hobbit. And you know, these three sweats roll up on us. They just helped me out. Okay, so the sweat right? He plays up on us. I don't know about the sweat. So three sweats roll up on us. I these people, right? They have grinded this game since day one. They paid like creative. It's like for like you to trade right? They play creative three hours a day, right? Just as a warm up. And then they go into these matches, and just destroy like, you have a
good time. You know, just chilling with the homies. They just destroy your mood. Like, you just want to like just grab your controller. And just like, take your PlayStation just throw it out the window. Like it just goes. Good. Yes. That's that's literally it. They're just
Yeah, they're called sweats.
I need to learn so much from you
We could be like, trades like we could like create knowledge like you teach me Arabic I teach you how you know what the gaming community is? And the lingo the gaming lingo like these Yes, role upon us. And
I was chilling with my homies and the Swiss rolled up and you know, they just
left us there. Okay, okay, so, well, if you lose patience, what should you do? So I blocked myself from society, cuz you know, I'll
just start yelling at me. Cuz like, what's bad? I only have a short fuse till I just started like yelling. So I just locked myself in my room and watch some YouTube. Well, let's change that a little bit. Next time you lose your temper. Put the game on pause, go do what we'll do.
Yeah, yeah. And be a better sport. You know what these guys want to play? At the end of the day. It's just a game, right? Yeah, it's just
I get worked up when I play games sometimes too. Oh, my
But at the end of it all, I'm not going to let it I can get excited, but I won't get upset. Yeah. Right. And I'll always when you play games like kids play big, you know, sports outside like basketball and stuff like that, yeah, ping pong or you're playing video games and there's a lot of trash talk, right? Because you got to hold on and people like what happened? What happened? You can't You can't get me or you can shuffle back. Oh, he died he died again.
Cuz you know when I have the game that would you guys i was i was trash talking with you guys too. Yes, you were, you know,
you can punch in the
right. So you know why? Because I want you to learn something. Some things are worth getting upset over. Yeah. And most things are not worth getting upset. Oh, yeah. You know, right. So when you're losing in a game and when you're whether it's you know, these these these kinds of events, like somebody's trying to rile you won't forget to upset. Yeah, all you can. Do you know how amazing it will be? You lost me like, that was good, bro. You do pretty good. That's it. There's nothing wrong with someone better than you. They cost you. It's fine. You know what I play here? You guys play ping pong with me here at crush all right. Oh, technically, I mean, not all the time. But yeah.
Okay. So every time I go play with somebody else, and they destroy me, like to wreck me. And I love it. Because first of all, I get to play with somebody better and do better. To me, it's upsetting to the only thing upsetting would be if something actually wrong happened. Because at the end of that game, I'm still fine. I still have food. I still have a roof over my head. Life is still okay. Yeah, the whole that whole thing is a game. It's virtual. So don't let that get, you know, gets you so emotional, that you start losing patience. Yeah, that's what games but then with other things like you know, sometimes, you know, you just are so used to fighting with your brother or your sister.
I'm used to thinking that every time mom says something, she's gonna yell at me. So even when she's not yelling at you, you're like, I can't.
Yeah. So you have to deprogram that from yourself. And if somebody is getting out of line, and they are seeing upsetting things that you can say, you know that, you know, that's hurting my feelings, or you know what, I'm not going to have this conversation with a sibling at least, I don't want to have this conversation. I don't want to be talked to that way. It's okay to draw some sort of line with parents if they are upset with you. And you can come and say I'm sorry. Or you can say, we know what can I do to make things better? Yeah.
That would otherwise make you upset and shut down and lock your doors and cut yourself off from society. Yeah, heard it in a different direction. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. All right. Let's go on. What do we got?
The next one is from
Harun kasi. This is a boy and he is nine years old. So I guarantee you he feels the struggle on fortnight. Okay. What's everybody else? And he's from Houston, Texas. I live down here with us. And he had two questions in Texas, or Dallas. Okay, careful now.
I had two questions.
One of them is, or the first one is, why is it important to save others in order to save yourself? That's a pretty deep word.
And then the second one is how can you save yourself and others on time? Last pretty deep?
pretty deep questions?
Why is it important to save others in order to save yourself? Well? See, the thing is whatever I'm trying to teach you, I'm trying to figure out how Allah teaching us some of these things like what how is Allah answering that question for us? What seems to be the case when I tried to study SOTA Russell A long time ago? Like I asked you guys to read a translation of it, right? Yeah. first lesson, I think I spent maybe 20 or 30 hours, just studying sort of,
like I studied a lot of different scholars about it, read a lot about it.
Listen to a lot of lectures about it. Because you know why? Because suta Nasir, according to one of my biggest foreign teachers, was actually because it's so short, right? It's just three lines. Yeah. It's the summary of the entire Quran. Wow. Like,
you know how there's a seed and the seed eventually turns into a whole tree? Yeah. If you think of the Quran, like a tree, so terrassa is the seed.
So if you properly understand it, then everything in the Quran is connected to source colossal, just like everything in the tree goes back to the seed. Right? Yeah. So that's why it was so important for me to understand even though it's so short, it's like it's so simple, right?
Yeah, I don't even remember, I think it was like 15 years ago, I gave a lecture about socialism. I'm really old.
And they give a lecture about it. I think the lecture was maybe four or six hours long. Like I said, a whole week, I just the series was about sort of awesome. Right? I put it on podcasts and stuff. The thing is, the question is, why is it and because of that study, I know some things about that solar, so I'm going to use that to answer this question. Why is it important to save other lives in order to save money? You would think, okay, Allah wants to follow on someone to go to heaven alone want somebody to be successful? They should just believe they should have faith, obviously. And they should do good things. Yeah, right. But in this surah, he didn't just say they shouldn't believe and
do good things. He said they shouldn't believe and do good things. And they should also tell each other or counsel each other towards the truth. Yeah. And they should also counsel each other towards patients. If you lived on an island by yourself at matcha. And no one else around. Can you counsel somebody else to the truth?
No, but if you live with your family, can you counsel somebody else to the truth? Yes. Yeah. You can tell your brother your mom, they can counsel you. Right. Here's what you should do. Here's good advice. You can give each other advice, right? Yeah. Don't you from from the time you grew up? Isn't it the case that you help help some others and others have helped you? Yeah. Right. And, and beings help each other all the time, though. If that didn't happen, we wouldn't survive as humanity.
Right? And so lies telling us You can't be successful, until you give each other the best kind of help. And the best kind of help is to tell or to encourage each other, to stay truthful, to stay honest, to stay committed to what Allah has given us the truth to do the right thing. And that's the best kind of advice just like, you know, the best you I wouldn't be able to learn anything about technology. If I didn't go to college. It's a teacher didn't help me. Other students didn't help me. Sometimes I help them. You couldn't get food from a restaurant if the person cooking didn't help you cook the food? Because you don't cook it yourself. Yeah, they couldn't cook the food. If the
delivery didn't the delivery driver didn't help deliver the food.
The delivery driver would have nothing to pick up if the farm didn't deliver or didn't produce the food to begin with. Yeah, human beings can't survive until they help each other. Right. Yeah. Last thing, yeah, you help each other. When it comes to food. When it comes to construction. When it comes to roads, when it comes to everything in life, you help each other. But the most important help that you must give each other in order to not be failures is that you have to help each other be truthful.
Yeah, and then sometimes being truthful, can be really hard. And that's when you have to help each other stay patient. Because staying truthful, can be pretty tiring. And it can be scary, too. And that's when you need to be strong. And that's why we have the summit. And so that's why you can't even analyze telling us we're not strong enough to do that ourselves. Sometimes you need somebody else to tell you to calm down. Yeah, or somebody you need somebody else to say, hey, No, that wasn't right. Or you need to do better. You need that. Like if our parents didn't guide us when we were little, or if our teachers didn't guide us. If just like, you know, in a class, if you were doing a
math problem, and you were doing it wrong, and your teacher didn't guide you to what's true. Yeah, you keep failing. That's right. Right. They have to fix it so that you can get you can get better. So that's the you know, that's the Save yourself and then how can you save yourself and others on time? That's a pretty cool question to you know, the thing with on time is a legend. Tell us how much time we got.
Yeah, I don't know when I'm gonna die. I don't know what my day is gonna be like, I don't know what today's gonna be. The rest of today is gonna be like, I don't know what tomorrow is gonna be like. So don't worry about the on time. Just when you have a good opportunity to share something good with somebody do it.
Don't hold back. Don't hold back. Don't say, oh, maybe I shouldn't talk. Talk about that. Now. Well, you should be smart about what you're saying when you say it. Yeah, but don't worry about feeling like oh my god. I'm going to tell everybody everything right now.
Just a couple more questions come on.
So the next question is from
He is also guide so I feel like he knows the struggle with everybody else.
fortnight's really hit you hard.
Only in quarantine, quarantine. Okay. And so he he actually had a question of why does a law big digs easy like believing in Him and doing good, but still so many people don't believe it a lot and do good and do good.
I just explained this to you by way of an example.
I want you to understand this to not just doubt
The thing is, you're in school. Everybody gets the same assignment, right? Yeah. You sound like you got a different homework than somebody else, right? Yeah. Is it true that sometimes the homework is pretty easy and you still don't do it?
You on the spot. Sometimes just because something is easy, and you know something is right.
Maybe laziness gets in the way that maybe distraction gets in the way. Maybe you just want to be bad. And you know, that's most of us cookie in the fridge.
You know it, but you still just, you know what? No, I'll take the chance. I'll take my chances. Right? Yeah, sometimes, you know, you have to or there's a test coming. And you think you got like it's tested on like, next Fridays? Yeah, I got seven days. High of five days. I got so much time.
Oh, I got two more. two more days. That's like 48 hours. So it's time Thursday. I still got 12 hours before the Death Star. I'm just not gonna sleep tonight.
It have what time?
until it's too late. And like
so when someone when you no doubt asked, how come so many people don't believe in a line do good. If it's so easy, because they feel like they have time still.
They feel like yeah, just do it later. Right now. Let them have a little fun. Let them disobey Allah. And later on, we can just you know, we can be good later on. Yeah. And you know, what, what is this telling us? Do you have a lot of time or no, no, you don't have that much time. You only got a few are using one muscle? Right? Yeah. So he's actually at a less answering this question for download in the surah. Yeah, this is why people don't believe in a ledger because they feel like they are in charge and they have all the time in the world.
When they really don't.
All right. Okay. Next question.
And this is the last question. So this is
Oh, sorry. Oh, yes, they are thoughts. Okay, so who sent us these thoughts? This is firstly, bad Vidal. But suli bad. She is a this is a girl and she is from the United States. She lives in Virginia. One of our friends is actually from Virginia Tech.
And her thoughts thoughts were everything is affected by time except the last one Rotella
uh, I think she might like his enemies like affected
by time except the law. Think about? Oh, what I said I think he's selling like a loss all the words I can't get affected by time and like, you know, he has four times that all of us so we should like, you know,
what owns time? Yeah, he owes time.
And, you know, that we should like, or that we get affected more that you know, he will ever do because, you know, nothing affects him because he's Parata Yes, excellent. Okay, what's the second one? The second one is everything woke up to it at just like people before us. We shall add to
I feel like this one. Yamuna? Yeah, yeah. So I feel like what she was telling you know, what you're saying this is you know,
don't waste your time you're gonna eventually come to an end as the people before us and you know, don't take like your time for granted. You know, do as much good as you can I guess.
The third one everybody will mind is green and black and gray so
everybody will lose except those
I'm sorry. This is
everyone will lose except those who believe in a loss of credible Donna do good deeds and people who are and whom are patient. Okay. Yeah, so it's saying is basically saying you could think that you're winning and everything. Yeah, still gonna be a loser if you don't have this? Yeah. Right. So that's a pretty good start to the first round of questions. There are some other questions that are coming in shallow there's some really interesting questions that some of our kids also so but this is a good start to our series on you know, getting some of these questions that you kids ask from all over the world started that thank you so much for being a part of this. I really enjoyed
and I my fortnight advice to you is, don't waste your day on it. You can play a little bit, but have a schedule because the whole point of sorts of acid as well.
right, so let's try to wind that down to a certain amount of time. Yeah, you can do with the rest of your time that can make even when you're recording, you're stuck at home or whatever. What can you do to actually be productive? So we'll talk about in a future session some more too. Okay.
Hello to everybody. Thank you for all the kids that sent us an email which I will have another session discussing some of your questions.