Holding Ourselves Accountable – Qur’anic Reflections #2

Omar Suleiman

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To be joined by Polina to share for the tour. Clyde Wyatt blessed to have him back in Hungary now, I mean, of course, we've benefited greatly from his segments, and I'm 3430 during the month of Ramadan, and have the latter. I mean, I think that everyone really found great benefit and the footwear that you gave last Friday shift addressing the situation, lights up a minute, get up

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and continue to guide your heart and guide your tongue and make you a source of guidance for all of us along I mean, of course we have a shift machine from the loader as well have the reliable army with us, Chef Abdullah, it's good to have you as always good enough that

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we have a we have a great selection today honestly. So Pamela, it's it comes before

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probably some of the most frequently recited verses of the Quran about the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But there is a passage that comes before that that really sets it up so beautifully and I think helps us understand it. So inshallah tada I'm going to invite Dr. Potter Wyatt to start us off in sha Allah with a framework based on these iots inshallah tada for tonight.

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Humbly loaded on the ladder Meanwhile, shadow under the load you saw the hinweise shadow under Mohammedan amdavad. a suitable battle Lodi attended an amine Lama suddenly or southern war vertical enema and Amina Mohammed, while early he will suffer Yours may in my bed.

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Allah Subhana Allah says towards the end of sorts and Hashem as you said, these these eight that are oft recited in the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada says, Yeah, you're Latina. I'm gonna talk a lot. Yeah, you hola Dena. Taco la wasn't on the map. God dammit. What taco la?

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Allah Subhana. Allah here is commanding us with taqwa. He says, Oh, you who have Amen. It took a lot.

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And a tuck was often translated as God consciousness.

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I was talking with somebody the other day about how we used to translate it as the fear of a loss. And we honestly moved away from that because a lot of people don't really understand the fear of a Lost Planet, Allah in a broader framework of fear being a motivating factor to avoid those things, which would displease Allah subhana wa Tada. So, in any event, it is that reverence, fear of a loss of data that makes us conscious of him at all times. have Taqwa of Allah. Interestingly enough, we're coming out of the month of tequila the month of Ramadan, the month where we reminded to that the goal in fact of fasting that the higher objective of fasting is to attain taqwa. So let's get

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out of here is saying yeah, you already know I'm gonna talk a lot. Then he says, well, tongue though knifes mathematically like and let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow,

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that each one of us be conscious of our actions and what it is that we are putting forth for the hereafter and then allies will remind us again what type of law right so sandwiched in between tequila, right? These these commands of topo is that we are conscious of what we are putting forth with tomorrow, and that we look to them. And this is a demand document that NASA said to him a lot and it says his head he is on Kadima and says that this noble I Aslan phillimore has ever have in my hand separate enough that it is the foundation it is a it is the primary proof for the obligation of Maha Sabha to neffs and that we take account of ourselves.

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Literally, you know, we could say doing a self audit, right? So when a person has a company and you do your books, and somebody else comes in and they audit, you know, they are looking at every little thing, you know where this dollar came in and where that dollar went out. Right? So there's this process of auditing, and more has ever to neffs is the process of auditing yourself taking account of yourself doing the self examination until last pantalla is commanding us to do this in this ayah well, tempo knifes America dematerializing while tumbler obviously is the command form of the verb. So last night john is commanding us to look forward to what we have, or to look to what we have put

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forth for tomorrow. That That being said, there are several. I mean, this theme throughout the Quran is is prevalent. And then the son of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam as well. There's an oft mentioned Hadith, and though the Hadith has some weakness in it, the meaning is accepted across the board the Prophet it is Salatu was Salam said okay, you sue men

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Okay, you saw mandanna nafsa whoami De Lima back then mote the intelligent one is the one who takes account of himself then enough so who means Yang has ever known. So he takes account of himself he does his self examination Why me that the man bag and milk and he works for that which is after death. In other words, that His focus is on the Hereafter, His focus is on pleasing Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And in that same regard is the is the famous statement of hip hop, while the Allahu anhu, which comes in the

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keytab Zoo by an email. And what are the Allahu taala and who he said has he boo, boo, circum kubla and to have civil, take account of yourselves, take account of yourself before the day comes when you will be taken account of was the American cobbler and tos No, and when your DS before the day comes when they will be weighed. And if we really think about this, this

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advice from a middle momineen probably a long time, and it was profound.

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Because he's reminding us that the day will come to Panama no matter how long you think that day is going to be away from you right now somehow sometimes like, it's like a person they know they have to take a test that tests might be two months away. If you know that that test is two months away. Don't wait for the night before to start preparing. Right? There's you have to go to class, you're going to study you're going to you know, read outside because you're preparing for that test. Well, you know that the day is going to come from you have to stand before a loss of power to Anna for heresy will enforce them. So take account of yourselves before the day comes when you will be taken

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account of your profit. It is Salatu was sent in said in a very famous Hubby, that oh, well, may you have a lab do it. Oh,

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man. I mean, I mean, he's allowed to do that the first thing that a person will be held accountable for on the day of judgment from his actions is salaat. Right? In other words, an apostle I saw him say you have said that you that the an Aggie and that the servant of Allah data will be held accountable for this and he will have to answer for that you have and it's going to be taken to account. And so a person should take account of himself before the day comes when he will be taken account of loss of Hannah who was added has an adversary Dynamo logs Alice's on this account, the intelligent person, or the one who will have a light account on that day will be the one who takes a

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lot of does a lot of self examination and this life, so it'll be easier for him in the next line. And the one who doesn't do any of that in this life. You should and you're lucky and he is going to put himself in a or subject himself to destruction.

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That being said, there's a lot that can be said on this topic of mahasweta. And I don't want to go too far on laying the foundation. But I do think that is very important for us. A lot of times we think about a bed. The first thing that comes to mind is saliva or fasting or hygiene aroma and and we oftentimes neglect what we call an embedded video. So the the the worship of the heart, right Toba, for example, true repentance, feeling remorse for what you've done and having that firm determination not to turn back to that is an act of the heart. And it's an act of a bed that is beloved by Allah subhana wa tada tilaka loving the law, putting it put it really putting your trust

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in Allah Subhana Allah relying upon him. All of these are acts that are beloved to Allah subhanaw taala the actions of the heart muhabba is similar in this sense. This self examination is not something you're going to do with your hands or your limbs. It's something that is an action of the heart and it's very important that we that we give it its due

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one of the early tampereen mamoon live in Milan Rahim Allah who tada who was actually from the students have been our best and have been modernization of all time and

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he said a very famous statement related to mahasweta and I think it puts things in context. He says that a person will not be a turkey. We won't attain taqwa, right. He says you will not become a turkey had to corner the NFC he said them will have certain ministry initially key and he he won't become a person of taqwa until he has his to himself more severe in overlooking or or that oversight, making sure that things are done right.

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That he does this to himself more than a business partner would do to his business partner.

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That is why they said enough sukoshi can come when, right that the the soul that the self, if you will, is like a deceitful business partner, right. He's your business partner, but he cheats you sometimes in them too handsome who they have a romantic, if you don't take account of him, if you don't watch him, he's gonna run away with your money. And so the same thing can be said about the soul. If we're if we're not conscious, and we're not looking at our actions, then it is very possible that are very likely, in fact, that the knifes amount of the suit and that that part of ourselves that is whispering to us to do bad things is going to take over. So with that being said,

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I want to lay out some framework for how do we do this? mahasin? Because a lot of times we hear, okay, yeah, it was supposed to take care of yourself, Well, what does that mean? Does that mean like I sit in a dark room, or I turn on a little light, then I start thinking about what I did during the day, or what, what, how does that work. And so in shallow to add, I'd like to lay out some framework that will help us in shallow to add on this path of mahasweta. And this comes directly from Elijah to lesson by even though pay him by him hold on to it, which is a very famous book,

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dealing with the subject of, well, it deals with a lot of the embrasure, Colombia and the diseases of the heart, and also the bad debts of the heart. And so when he talks about mahanthappa, he says that Mohammed has two broad types. All right, so this is the first thing that we want to look at. The one is Mohammed de mal cobalamin. So taking account before you even do an action, and then the second broad category is after the action is done. So these are two categories, before you even sit down before you even do anything, you want to take account of yourself. Alright, so then he goes on, and he breaks that down into four more categories. All right. And so what you look at here is,

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number one, this action that you are intending to do. So he says that you stop, at Sure, at the first time that you're thinking about doing this, this? Is this action, the first time that you're desiring to do it, you stop there, and you ask yourself, Is this action within my ability? So that's the first question is this action within my ability to do and reasonably? Right. And this is very important for us to look at a lot of us sometimes, you know, we may have a desire to do very grandiose things, but they may be outside of our ability. And the reason why I want to claim is talking about this is because you don't want to get frustrated, and you're in a better of a loss of

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habitat or in any of your actions to the point that you stopped doing them. Okay, because this is also not something that is beloved to Allah subhana wa Tada. So here we go. First thing you do you look at it, you know, within my reasonable, reasonable ability to get this done? If the answer is yes, then the second question that you have to ask yourself, is, is doing this action better for me than leaving it off? So a lot of times, yes, I can do it. But Should I do it is the better question here after I've determined that I can do it. So is it better for me to actually do this thing? Or is it better for me to leave it off?

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If your answer to that question is yes, this this act of a bad or this act in general is better for me to do it then good. Third question that you ask yourself is, what is my motivation for doing it? And this is where the whole concept of a class comes in. is am I motivated to do this action solely for the pleasure of Allah Subhana who was added and seeking his reward? Or is this something else motivated me? Am I seeking thanks from people Am I seeking that they praise me for the action that I'm doing? Am I looking for validation from it from an external source? For example so even Okay, on Rahim, Allah Allah says that we have to look at all of these things, am I looking for financial

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kickback and this is also something that even Okay, admission, so this should be an act that is done for a loss of habitat, but you know, a person is only doing it for some financial gain. And here we have to stop because you don't want to get used to doing things for other than a loss of Hannah who was added, the easier it becomes for you to do things for other than Allah, the more difficult it will be for you to do things solely for Allah. And so you don't want to get in the habit period. And this is even outside of eBay that like even mundane things that you might do. Okay, and I'll just take a side note here. For example, you know,

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You might cook a meal for your wife, right? Are you doing that just because you messed up and you're trying to get back in her good graces? Or are you doing that because you want to please Allah subhana wa tada by doing things that are pleasing to his creation, for example, I mean, it's just something to think about. Meaning that we want to try to get to the point where everything that we do is for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Obviously, when it comes to a bat, that there are only supposed to be solely for a loss of parents, rather than it is not permissible to do that for other than allies. So our third question then is, what is my motivation?

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And then the last question is, so once my once I've determined that I can do this action,

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and I should do this action, and it is for a loss of Hannah horchata. Then the fourth question that I'm asking myself is, Do I have the necessary help? Do I have the necessary resources to complete the action, if it all came about him a lot of data here specifically, referring to the human resources, and Helen model, more an ally, and he doesn't have the help that is necessary to do this particular action. And so he gives us the example of the prophet Isaiah select was set in, in Mecca, he says, if you don't have the people that are necessary to and in the in the helpers, that are necessary to complete that action, that would be solely for a loss of power to add, even though you

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may be able to do it yourself, you know, you may be able to do this action by yourself, but it's not going to reach the conclusion that you are looking for. He says, then you fall back, then you stop the same way that the prophet Isaiah is Salatu was Salam did not engage in jihad in Mecca. Because the numbers simply were not there. Okay. So this is something that

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a person,

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you know, this is the framework that little claim uses before in action, and this is how we we look at it. So again, he says, you look at Is it possible? Is it best to do? Is it done for a loss of habitat alone? And do you have the necessary resources to complete the action,

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moving to what is after the action,

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even all came by him? Oh, tada, goes on to say that after you have done an action,

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you're going to look at several areas. And the first of them is and he said, he, he almost, you know, he lays this out as, as well as, like another words, like, you'd be very critical of yourself. And, and I hope they say, Come on, maybe, you know, one of our mental health professionals can perhaps talk a little bit about this in the future, we don't want to be so self critical that we become self defeating, right? That you're so critical of your actions, that you just stop doing actions, right. Because this is also like, for example, a person is scared to, you know, or they feel like maybe I'm doing this, to show off, you know, I'm doing this out of react, so I'm just not

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gonna do anything. We don't want to get to that point, either. But what he's saying is that after you do an action, you do want to be critical of yourself. And so you look at the following things. Number one, you look at your level of a class, okay? Because it classes also levels. Right. And so how sincere were you in this action for a loss of habitat? Or was it purely for him that something creep in? And if something did creep in, how do you make sure that that doesn't happen in the future, you want to look at your nisi hat lilla. And this is a little bit different from sincerity. This is the word you'll see how which is often translated as, as advice obviously, doesn't mean that

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as it relates to the heck of a lot of how to add it into better translation for the Seahawks in general is fidelity that you are true to something

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and so, as in like, you know, infidelity is when a person in a relationship is not being true to their partner, right? So that fidelity that it is totally, you know, you know, done for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada from start to finish. You want to look at also what he says Bhutan back to or was truly solo it was on them. So, in this action that I've done, have I done my best to do it the way that the prophet SAW the line, it was seldom prescribed for me to do it. And this is a lot of times where we fall short. We get accustomed to doing things a certain way. We watch somebody else do something a certain way. But are we truly aware of the Sunnah of the prophet it is sunlight

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that was sent him as it relates to this particular action. And that is very important because it's not enough that we worship Allah subhana wa Tada.

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We need to worship Allah the way that he prescribed that we worship Him. This is very important. And this is one of the things that has historically distinguished on the Sunnah, from those who leave the path of Anderson is that they're very keen on worshiping Allah the way that allows parents to prescribe for himself to be worshipped. After that little claim about him, Allah mentioned his shoe, who then said, another words,

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have you have you done your best in this action? Okay. Have you have you reached a level of sand in this act that you have performed? Right? And, and that's important, too, because and then it's tied directly to what comes after it and says, You who did succeed? Right, which is to also recognize your shortcoming in whatever activity bed that you've done, right after salon immediately do so am I stuck through law statute or law stuck to the law? Or the law? For what? Because, because you just did something wrong. I mean, you just prayed and stuck to the law, because you always need a loss of hands out is forgiveness number one. And number two, because you yourself recognize that even in

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that salon, as short as it was, there was some shortcomings, you know, perhaps you weren't totally, you know, mindful the entire salon, or perhaps there were some things that you could have done better that you didn't do so recognizing your own faults and shortcomings, and whatever action it is. And then he says, what you who the shocker, and witnessing the gratitude, in other words, that we are thankful to Allah subhanahu wa Tana, for having guided us to those acts of event that we've done and these are these are as it relates to acts of a bad if it is something that is hot on an emotional claim has a different framework that he uses for, you know how we can have several two

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knifes and that is where a person is going to turn back to a loss of Hamlet and repent to him. Literally, Toba right needs to turn around so so we're turning, we're changing our ways with turning from that act of disobedience and turning to the obedience of Allah subhana wa Tada. And being critical in that way. And looking at and this is very important when it comes to acts of disobedience. Don't just look at the act itself, look at what led up to the act, because you have to, if you want to stop any act of disobedience or loss of habitat, you have to be able to stop the roles that lead to that disobedience of Allah subhana wa tada to avoid the situations, the

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conditions, the scenarios that puts you in that environment that made it easy for you to disobey Allah subhana wa Tada. So these are things that that you look at after, and actually you take account of yourself. I'll give one example. And then I'll finish here, because I know I've taken a lot of time. But the example that I'm going to give is the example of salaat. Right? When it comes to, for example, a person who misses a lot and fidget.

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And then he says to himself, what is it that caused me to miss a lot, and it's not that it's not just that the person missed a lot of veggies? That's nice, you know, that is a sin.

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But what is it?

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It was that I stayed up late, you know, with my friends the night before, and I did not get enough sleep. Okay? If that is the case, then a person who was truly, you know, repenting to a last parameter is going to realize the next time that I can't stay out that late with my friends. So you're actually thinking in advance, right? So here we go, again, your friends call you they say, Hey, you know, we want to go, we're gonna,

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we're gonna hang out together, we're gonna read a book together, it's gonna be nice, it's gonna be full of a bad and so on, so forth. But then he starts thinking, so he says, Can I do this action? Right? says, Yes, I can do it. Number two, should I do this action? Hmm. When he starts to think about Should I do it? And then he thinks that Wait a minute, if I do this, though, it may seem like it's a good thing. It's not really good for me because I need this amount of sleep to be able to get up for selective attention. And so then he stops right there. He doesn't even get past that point, because he realized he realizes that leaving it off is actually better than doing it. Anyway, this

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is the framework that was provided by Immanuel Kant and this topic of muhabba is one that needs a lot of reflection.

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One lecture is not enough, but hopefully inshallah tada there's some benefit in what we're saying. Well, Long Island was alone some of

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you just signed up for part two.

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That's unnecessary. When you say it's not enough for one lecture and they say you know there's more. It is

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very beneficial shift sounds like a lockout especially from the low end it off to you in shallow some thoughts murin

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Zach mohair, Mashallah solo salatu salam ala rasulillah. Marla Allah He was a woman.

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I'm sure he saw that he was really angry.

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And melissani Yes, oh, who told me just to kind of tie for the beautiful reminder on Maha Sabha and holding oneself accountable. And what I want to touch on is within this general framework of a hassle but if it's a certain aspect of mahasiswa when we talk about you know, the word Vicar and Vicar is remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the manifestation of that remembrance is obviously with the heart, that one remember a lot to kind of Mourtada in their hearts, they remember him by mentioning his name, with rejuvenate, feeling.

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When I lost that kind of work, Donna gives different forms of vigor and the pride he reminds you of the past, behind you of the present reminds you of of the afterlife, you know, what is going on in the afterlife? What will happen in the future. And Subhanallah you know, we know the general theme of the Koran is the worship of Allah and the recognition of Allah who tada who is who he is not, and how it manifests that in their life, and Subhanallah when we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala, the most important right is giving a lot his right. You know, as I give my parents their rights, I give my friends his rights, I give plants, their rights, animals, their rights, but the most important

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right is the right of the one that made you your Creator. And that's saying that he is not anything like his human being not like a human being. He's not like his creation, in any shape, form or fashion. And a lot of data gives us many opportunities to understand that to grasp that and to try our level best to exemplify that within our life on a daily basis. So here are lots of kind of data as we know, as human beings, we go to work when we have any system in our household. If we want them to do something, we will say okay, if you do this, you receive a reward. And if you do the opposite, there is some we don't say punishment, we would say, accountability, you will be held accountable

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for that which you are negligent of. And you will be held accountable as well being rewarded for that which you have fulfilled. So in the chapter one facilites, verse number 19, to verse number 24, chapter number 41 fullsteam. That's where ilasik kind of with Donna talks about the future. Or he talks about what will happen to those that openly and voluntarily denying him meaning they deny the oneness of Allah, within their actions, initially, the actions of the heart, which is the actions of tawheed, the action that saying that God is one by himself, one that dies upon that and totally understands that message. Allah subhanaw taala mentions the level of accountability here. And the

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loss, regardless of what's so beautiful, is what he says in the chapter. A footsie left here before it, he talks about the tribe, or the people of it, and the mood, you know, the people that denied the message from their profits, and they were arrogant, and a loss of dollar mentions for stuff but who fill out the recall movement.

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They were arrogant, they were arrogant on the earth and they said, who is more stronger than us? Who has more money than us? I wouldn't go along and I'd be one of who I should do, or did they not see rhetorical question? Not that Allah has more Mike than them who said them and who was that he he has, he has much more strength than than what Canada we as a nation are doing and they were with our verse is very defined. There are a lot of mentions that artisanally Rehan sub salon that we sent upon them a harsh green fee am in a sad and harsh days. And some scholars mentioned that the sound of the wind was like metal rubbing against rocks, and some say it was seven days continuous without

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me stopping. In any case, a law creates creates this gives us premise to give you examples of those that disbelieved and died upon that disbelief that ungratefulness to allow some kind of more data.

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When he starts off in this verse number 19, as you know, Shahar mentioned, the chapter of Hashem, which means to be gathered, a loss of power starts off in verse number 19, bringing the new subject matter of the events that actually takes place. And it's important for us to remember the beauty of the Quran that a lot generalizes due to his end and hikma due to his knowledge, and Eileen and his wisdom, Al Hakim, he generalizes that in those generalizations may give us space to exemplify an act out whatever ruling it may be. But in some cases, he's very specific, to remind you of the severity of the situation at hand. And here the severity is showing lack of gratitude to the one that has

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made you created use sustains you and as well takes you off on this earth by his permission. So

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Panic. He says there are the 11 ship on your May your shuttle lightning unnati for whom use their own and the day that the enemies of Allah will be gathered and they will be spread out. What's beautiful here is how Allah uses the passive tense of the verb. And just the fact that it is used in a passive tense shows that he has ultimate authority, that day, firstly, the day when they will be gathered the enemies of Allah,

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that is the day of Yama tm, that they will be gathered, the enemies of Allah will be gathered and they will be spread out.

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And then lots of panel data continues to mention here Hata either magic who have shown you that even some are whom what ever saw him what you do do the McHenry Avenue and this is where it gets really

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scary. The one that holds themselves accountable reads this verse, and they immediately don't look at anyone else they immediately have a recollection upon themselves as the shift mentioned, you know the stages are more hassle but am however, the law Rahim Allah tada that one holds themselves accountable when they read this verse, because he says here, that when they will be gathered,

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that when the last 1000 mentions that they will be gathered, and they'll be spread out in front of the fire, given that he for whom use their own their losses, hashtag their magic, until when they come to it, the fire, shade and even Cimarron that they're hearing. They're hearing the senses that they're hearing witness against them, what others saw to him, and their sight what you lose.

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And their skin will testify against them. And what the man can we are meant for what they used to do. You know, sometimes if you you tell someone you know, I'm not afraid of fire many of us as youth, we probably challenged our friends something and as soon as a situation comes forward, comes in front of them that Okay, okay, okay, just relax, right? I'm not gonna do it. It's okay. It's okay. Sorry, right, you know, the real you comes out. So last painting a picture for you, that when they're spread amongst the fire, and then had to imagine when they come to it, their own your own body parts will witness against you. And what's so beautiful here is that he mentioned

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two senses. And then in Oregon, which is actually the largest organ of the body

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that will witness against you for what you used to do just stopping here, one should look at this first and at least tremble with fear, at least tremble with some kind of mindfulness a shift I mentioned. The meaning of taqwa is that you know, we have this mindfulness which leads to all the other exemplifications of a bad fear love, honor, etc. And that serves as a means that of protection from doing something that which is detrimental to your soul. Right. So when looking here, a loss of kinda with the analysis, that these body parts will witness against them for what they used to do, then a law brings you the actual statement,

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what God will lead you to the Machine Head to Marlena, and they the inhabitants of the senses and organs of the skin, you and I inshallah, we will not be from those people that Allah says that they will say, he mentioned it to Elena. They're speaking to their own body parts. As a panelist, some of the scholars of the football have mentioned,

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the impermissibility of selling your body parts, and there ended up was alika there in the front, their reasoning behind their legislation of impermissibility is because look, you don't even own your own body parts. You're not the ultimate owner of your own body parts. ilasik kind of what Allah has given it to you temporarily and he can easily take it away. So Allah Allah is saying here that they will ask their body parts. Why did you witness against this bottle? pecan Allahu navvy on Baku leshy that the body parts will say, unbroken Allah, our own a loss of Hannah with the Allah made a speak. And then he reminds himself, the body parts remind him and let the unblock akula she's the

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one that causes everything to speak, reminding you that he has ultimate authority. And then he reminds you again reminding all of us the listeners and the readers will who will Hanako come out when I'm out writing what he like he took gerawan panel.

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And then he says here that he's the one that is created you from the very beginning and to him you were returned, just reminding you that you have no ultimate ultimate authority and control which should leave one uncertain of their own existence and uncertain of what will happen to them in the next

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Life.

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Just think about that. We already know that we don't know when we're going to die. So we should hold ourselves accountable during this life when reading or hearing these types of verses. And we do not know what will happen to us after we die. So we should hold ourselves accountable during this life to hopefully, when we go where we go that it is a place that is not as such it is not to where we will stand in front of the fire, and we will be held accountable. There are lots of panda with the dimensions will not continue to study Luna and yet she had a concern for como la Posada come when you lose the last $1 says and you have not been hiding you're against yourself, less your ears, your

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eyes and your skins testify against you.

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That all of this that is taking place where you are not aware that it is your body parts that will testify against you. One should automatically look at themselves, you know, look at their hands, and look at what they're doing. And be aware that you will be asked about the senses. How did you use them? You will be asked about this skin? How did you use it? You are the dweller inside of this largest organ of your body, your skin? What are you doing that shows gratitude to the one that has given it to you.

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And then Allah subhana wa tada continues to say here

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when I can go into Manila, have a look at it. I'm in my time, I know that you thought that Allah subhana wa tada was not aware of all of what you do. And remember, he mentioned Chairman Matt Chapman, earlier that you think that you're not aware that a lot is not aware of what you're doing on this earth. A lot gives you this small example of something that we cannot fathom

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your own body parts testify against you,

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you know, will lie my way here to use. And I'm looking and I'm seeing I'm blinking. You know, I'm asking myself, am I getting old? Is there something wrong with my left eye. And I'm saying myself, you know what, I don't even have control over my own eyes. If something was to happen, I would go to the ophthalmologist or optometrist hoping that they can help me.

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And that shows that I have no ultimate control, relying on someone else's knowledge that is also limited, the one that is not limited is shown his strength and power being that he has created you and he has given you these faculties. So here Allah subhana wa tada is creating that, that that that means of remembrance for you to understand that you have no ultimate control to where your own body parts will witness against you and what you used to do. And he's reminding you do not be negligent on this earth. By thinking that a lot is not aware of what you do with these body parts that allow us to patent without it continues to stay with Alec from London, to London to Europe, the components

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that come that these thoughts that these thoughts of yours, which you thought about Allah has brought you to your own destruction, this type of understanding that you had about your Creator, Allah subhana wa Taala, thinking that he will not see you that a summit will not hear you, or being negligent to the degree to where that action of yours is consistent, could be the means to your own destruction. And this is why we say Subhanallah that you are your worst enemy, that when you answer to the call of those desires by looking on the computer, online or offline on things that you know, you shouldn't be looking at and you continue, you answer the call. You don't take those steps of

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hassle, but you don't ask yourself, okay, if I do this, what most likely would that lead to being responsible for your

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loss of dollars that unaware of that, that it can lead to violence from Europe because

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the us back to middle class in that is what was the means of your own destruction. And that was Pinilla. You have become on this day those who have utterly lost their last panel without I mentioned in the last verse for Al Speedo for narrow methylome, then it is if they have patience, yet the fire will be a home for them if they beg to be excused, because what will happen is what shows is just a proof of the last quarter that they will ask to be excused. But that'll also panel with the elements as well as that two minute mark to be in and if they were to, not if they were to beg to be excused. Basically, if they were to ask or Tu Tu, Tu, Tu, Tu, Tu admonish what they have

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done, being excused from admin and more to being they are really not of those that do more active upon themselves. So lots of kind of without it being and He is the Creator, the Sustainer, the maintainer, the one that has all knowledge of all of these things, he is well aware and he is reminding you when one reads these verses, one could immediately upon reading these verses in this subject matter of verse number 19, verse number 24, a verse that makes one tremble

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that

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They should say all please do not make any of those individuals or law, please ignore the ones that believe in you, and understand your greatness to where our skin and alarm which is in different verses that they will be at, and be asked about what they have done in this life. So that is a beautiful reminder that I want to a beautiful, beautiful verses that I want to remind all of us started with myself, that there will be a day that the unfathomable will happen. And there are many other examples here. And this is just one small example to where we hold ourselves accountable. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those that hold ourselves accountable in this life, to where we will

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face the joy. And still I'm in the next design workflow official. And we've we're, we've gone a lot longer tonight, but inshallah Tada, it's a benefit to everyone. So forgive us for the, for going a little bit longer. You know, and I'll just add just a few thoughts, you know, bringing it all back, it's from the mercy of Allah that He gives us the scenes, so that we don't become the primary actors within them. We see it in the core and so that we are not in it in the hereafter. And that's for us to actually take note of these things and to do the things that would cause us to be amongst those that are celebrating and celebrated. On the day of judgment. There were just a few reflections that

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I would share from both of your beautiful reflections. The first one is that Hadith of the Prophet slice lm on the power of tomorrow, have you been unsavoury? It'll be a long time I know it's narrated in the magic, and other places where the prophets lie Some even three advices he said that when you stand up to pray for somebody salaat and one there that you pray as if it is your last prayer went out to kill them, because to the woman who loved them, and don't say things today that you'll have to apologize for tomorrow? Well, I'd married Yes, in theory not and lose hope and what other people have accumulated have gathered in this world. And what that means is pray as if it's

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your last prayer. If you think about what distracts you, usually in your prayer, you're thinking about what comes after the prayer. And you need to think about this as the prayer today for the aka tomorrow, that you're here after tomorrow. This is your last prayer. So freeze yourself. In the moment. Don't think you know about the things that come after the prayer or that you expect to come after the prayer in the worldly sense. It's not there. So there is no tomorrow with your prayer. This is your last prayer. And don't say things today that you'll have to apologize for tomorrow. That's life advice, like how many arguments do you have? And you try to say the most hurtful thing

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possible because, you know, well, tomorrow I'll be able to fix this. And there is no tomorrow, you know, someone dies in a tragic car accident or a sudden heart attack or something happens to where there is no conversation, a follow up after that one, or the scars that are left from that conversation from that dispute are too deep to ever really be dealt with in this world. So don't try to say the most hurtful thing. Don't go to bed angry. Don't say things today that you'll have to say sorry for tomorrow, because you might not get to say sorry, in this world. well educated guess me mafia DNS and then lose hope and what other people have, you know, a lot of people are distracted by

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this world because of what they have not yet accumulated of this world. And so I'm too busy trying to get that house and true, too busy trying to get that car and too busy trying to have this much money and too busy trying to have this much glamour, and accumulate this and accumulate that and how can what's a Catholic hat does with the one will publish. And then the abundance of this world completely, is rendered is rendered entirely useless. Once you go to your grave that desert, accomplish, right. So all of it has to do with your relationship with a lot your relationship with the people, your relationship with possessions of this world, things of this world, all have to do

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with this understanding of what they're telling the world enough. So not putting them at the heart. Look at what you have put forth for the inevitable tomorrow, which is the hereafter. And somehow a lot at the end of the sudo which is certain hash. Eliza has these beautiful verses about his name's and the way it starts off who Allahu la de la ilaha illa who Adam and Eve your Shahada a lot glorifies his knowledge of the heavens and the earth. And then at the end of that sequence, you said the hula hula is somehow to allow everything in the heavens and the earth glorifies him in ways that human beings cannot understand. So it's only a law that knows everything of the heavens and the

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earth that which is seen and unseen, major and minor, concealed or made public and everything in the heavens and the earth glorifies a lot in some way. So couldn't Minnesota Dean be amongst those that are prostrating to a lot be amongst those that are doing to be have a law that are glorifying and praising Allah, and finally, Allah says, and you know, and in many parts of the world and this idea of everything disappearing, kuhlmann Allah hafa everything in this earth disappears, we have power to eradicate them.

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And that idea of only a loss of Hannah Montana

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being at one point, the only being being a loss and penalty and everything else wiped out, you know, many of them mentioned that

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One of the benefits of that I have is that the only thing that stays Yep, the only thing that stays other than Of course, Allah Himself is what was done for Allah sincerely. Everything else becomes useless, meaningless ceases to exist except for accountability for it, except for the deeds that were done solely for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala, seeking his reward, those stay. And that's where you have that accumulation of what you prepared today, tomorrow. So it's more cassava and being more mindful of what you've put forth in terms of evil, but also, being more patient with what you put forth of good that it will stay, and then it will come back then the nighttime, Zuck

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will fade on the machine that was, I think, very beneficial for all of us. And I know it was longer today. I hope all of you appreciate though, you know, the various aspects and elements of this and I want to hand it off to the total thought, if you could sort of give us the final word on this all in all this subject on Shawn, and we'll send people off and show

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sure thought, okay, I'll try to wrap up something very important right now, to connect with, which you said to with Sheikh Abdullah was mentioning, and that is the the Iowa loss of helmets. Adda says and I'm just going to translate the meaning that those thoughts that you had about a law that been that you had about a law is what led to your destruction, right. So, it is very important when we when we see that, that we have the proper belief about a loss of habitat about his names and his attributes. And so again, when you look at the end of sorts of hasha, you see Eliza, Adele introducing himself to his servants,

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letting us know who he is, because if we know who he is kind of Atlanta, then we will love him, not to know Him is to love him, right? And we will love him Subhana Allah to Allah that will be the catalyst for us doing these that which pleases Him and will hope that he accepts those deeds from us and will fear that we may not have done enough to please Him. And so those are the our can have a bad day, right? Those are the pillars of worship, the love of Allah, hoping his reward in fearing his punishment. And all of that stems from that true preparation for the hereafter. Again, if there's one last thing that I could say, because it's not something that we focused on, in this

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particular thing, and this particular talk, but it is the it is the importance of managing one's thoughts. So even taking more hassle out of what you think about and not just what you do, because every action starts with a thought. Every good action starts with you thinking about doing something and every evil action is the same way. And if you learn to control your thoughts, and a lot of humans, Allah blesses you to do more hasser but of the way you think, then that will ultimately lead to a better mahasin of your deeds, because you'll stop a lot of the evil things in their tracks, you won't even allow it to become more than a fleeting thought. And so you don't allow that fleeting

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thought to circle around and swim around in your head until it becomes a desire and that desire becomes a firm determination in the net turns into action. So we asked what loss of Hannah who was added to guide us and to make this one monster righteous and make us amongst those who are constantly aware of him. So Hannah, who was added and who constantly examine ourselves below Adam was a lot of us on a lot of content, Amina Mohammed. Exactly.

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And, you know, to remind everyone inshallah, tomorrow night until Tyler will have organic themes, so please make sure that you follow that on the cane platforms and Charlotte's and we'll continue to do this every night, Monday through Friday inshallah, for the month of June Bismillah. He tired of keeping connected with the Quran. Tonight was a long one, but I personally found it very beneficial. So we appreciate everything and we'll try to post actually the framework of a Mullah summarize we'll try to post that in shall let's add on our on our social media platforms with Lila and Dr. Fahad is working on systematic theology so a lot of that is the names of Allah subhanaw taala. So that's

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coming out of the team that you're directing and we just actually had an Helene and so inshallah Tata will continue to see those those that introduction to a lot of names and attributes in a way that's beneficial to us through the work of systematic theology framework that you all are working on. So it was like a wall height on will slow down on Southern California in the early morning was synonymous with lying because I need to sit down