Humans that are better than angels – Late Night Reflections #07

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the load of Milan hamdulillah Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. On early he also happy woman Oh ALLAH. So tonight we actually come to a very interesting chapter. And it's a daring chapter. And actually, before I get started with it, it fits the notion, obviously of angels and those of you that are sitting here, I want you to take a moment and to actually appreciate with the light Allah that, you know, on a regular night, when people gather to remember Allah subhanaw taala out of this way, they are surrounded by the angels, the wings, surround them until they go to Allah subhanho to Allah and Allah subhanaw taala boasts about those that have come together to remember him. So what

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then on what could potentially be later to coddle May Allah subhanaw taala make it as such Allahumma Amin, amin. So as we're speaking about the melodica tonight, we pray that we are surrounded by the end if that doesn't humble, you put you in a humbled place to really absorb that for a moment that above us all around us the wings of the angels, these creatures that we will be speaking about, then I don't know what will. But that being said, this chapter is an interesting chapter and even Josie Rahim Allah Tada. I was telling 50s I remember reading Edna Josie doing like a takedown of shape on

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by comparing a plane to a knob comparing clay to fire. So he just does this whole chapter on why clay is actually better than fire. So he like this is fire. It's for an entire few pages and talks about tough lead at clean, and enough. So like even when bliss said and hate on men, I'm better than other Muslim, you made him from dirt. And he made me from fire. Like do you even were wrong about that he goes into all these reasons why fire is inferior. This is an interesting chapter because he talks about the superiority of human beings over angels. And I'm an angel lover. So I'm like, this is a this is a very hard chapter for me personally, because like we don't want to offend the

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midnight econ a night that we hope to be surrounded by them, right. And he is a person who writes so strongly. And I want you to understand two things before we start to read this chapter in Charlottetown. Number one, that just like a poet, in poetry, the rules naturally lend themselves to some level of exaggeration, mobila, right? That exaggeration is found in this chapter. So we're really we chose this chapter to focus on the substance, not necessarily the particular words that he uses and things of that sort. And of course, he's a great scholar of Islam far greater than, than any of us. So we're not dismissing that knowledge. But just like with poetry, when when you're

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writing in this way, there's going to be a strong, exaggerated sense of writing that's going to be present. The second thing is that there are some lines in here that some of the scholars did take exception with, and that's okay. Chef yesterday will mention that and shall let's add, it's important for you, as you're reading from the scholars of the past, to understand, you know, to have that maturity that they're not angels themselves, they're not infallible, they're not prophets of Allah, this isn't divine revelation, it's okay to have some discussion and some debate over some of the lines that are used. However, the substance of this is very beautiful, very powerful, because it

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is an established concept that the that human beings can elevate themselves by the permission of Allah subhanaw taala, to a point where they're even higher than the melodica. And this is this is a powerful chapter. So she has her because it's a long chapter, you know, at any point in shell talk, you want to just weigh in short points, and then we'll we'll have a longer discussion. If I may say something about the introduction as well, too. Since we are talking about this. I just want you to remember what she was talking about. Now, this is the this is the night if this would be the night of al Qaeda, Allah subhanaw taala says that necessarily Mala ecotour raffia. Like the whole

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population of the angels are coming down. We're not talking about just you know, the angels of the day and the night that they're alternating right now. You know, we're talking about the whole population of the heavens of the angels, they're coming down with a decree of Allah subhana wa Dawn and a procession to show the importance of ALLAH SubhanA does kada reports of Allah subhanaw has decree the decree that well you will actually be living by for the next year. So you better have a very good day in this moment as your maths or whatever has been decreed for you in this used to be good, right? And because of the importance of that decrease of handle on the color or the color of

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Allah azza wa jal, the entire population of the heavens is coming down with it in a huge massive unbelievable procession. That's how serious this night is, is just as not one of those nights that you're just going to say well, they just stay up all night know if it was there to cover it is so important. That's number one. Number two in regard to the topic itself or the ma'am if the JoJo Rahim, Allah Allah in regards to the preference that he's trying to make between humans and angels. I want to keep it in our mind that just like Sharon was saying, you know, when it comes to literature and poetry, people usually they exaggerate things obviously, they don't really mean the

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words themselves. They just focus on on the on the macro picture, not the micro, so the bigger picture itself

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Now the details of what he said. So some of the details might be questionable. You might just like wow, this is like exaggeration. And I agree it is. But he was not really he didn't mean what he was saying in the literal understanding of that text. Rather, we need to focus on what is he trying to say? I believe personally that what he's trying to say to us over here is that look, you're not angels. So stop comparing yourself to angels to consider yourself to be perfect. You still better than that, how is that because the angels don't make mistakes anyway. But you do make mistakes. So if you tried to make it compare yourself to creatures and creation that doesn't make any mistakes is

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flawless completely, you will never find find solace in there or find activity peace in that so but rather that you have superiority over these angels that you when you make mistakes, you have the ability and the power to fix them. So you superior in that kind of way. So the details come into the discussion of metadata so basically like to let you as humans have a look, we happy that you're human or an angel, because the mercy and the reward and whatever you get out of being a human being will be much more superior to what the angel will get out of it. Allah Allah lets me know him the last month or so.

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Carla Rahim Allah Tala Anna as a tangible Manero top leaders Mina et al Anbiya. Will earlier he said Rahim Allah to Allah I am always amazed. I'm still amazed by those who claim that the angels are superior to the prophets to the MBI and to the rights of servants of Allah subhanaw taala the incana Tov little bit Sua fissara will add me, gentlemen, that we urgently, he said so if the comparison is being made on the basis of their physical creation, you know, the fact that they are beautiful and their physical creation, he said that the the way that the children of Adam have been created is no less beautiful than those who possess links. So there's also something astonishing and obviously

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what allows apprentices thedata I've seen it come on one income, this idea of the diversity amongst you the beauty of the creation of the children of Adam, were in another chef when Allah spices also said a few inputs to come if Allah to pursue it, look into your image, how we created you, he didn't say that about the end. So which means there's a lot of superior to even in that sense, when it comes to how Allah made the the creation of a human being so sophisticated, maybe in comparison to the end of the nonsense. Now, we're into the cut Suraj will add me the agilely I will say if he had elemental Tata we have for Surah two laser till add me in the mahiya column. So he says that if this

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is on the basis of the child of Adam being disregarded because of the things that they that they they leave in terms of disposal so going to the bathroom or some of the things that are considered to be a be, you know, disgusting from the child of Adam, then that's also something to be taken into consideration, because he says some of the stories in Amina may you're stuck about half an ad. Miss Lou. Hello fiefdom Islam with me Shuhada. When when no one will know me for Salah for birdie at SU Ratan Morton was on hook mo lil Marina. So he says that Subhanallah look at the way that Allah subhanaw taala actually praises these things when they are in righteousness. So he said in that

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case, what is usually looked at as repulsive or disgusting, such as the breath of the fasting person, or the blood of the martyr, or the sleeping of a person falling asleep with their prayer or fighting their sleep for their prayer. He says all of that becomes praiseworthy and beloved to Allah subhanaw taala right, Allah azza wa jal loves these things that actually come out of the human body that are otherwise imperfections, and dirty and repulsive, that they are beautiful in the sight of Allah subhanho to add, and he says, Do you want to comment on that? Well, subhanAllah I mean, that that comparison is unbelievable here even claim judge Rahmatullah taralli. He's again, trying to

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start by telling you Look, we acknowledge our, our inferiority in these areas. So that's what he's trying to say, look, these now, if you read, these are real, we acknowledge them, we understand them. But even though these are considered now inferior in that sense, but if you're taken in the context of a bada, spirituality, there is a lot of hype that comes out of it. And the angels basically, they have, they don't have any of these things. But we have the two of them. And as a result, we focus on what makes us at hamdulillah superior in that sense, by looking what Allah Subhan has pleased with, and sort of just looking at what is considered natural to us as human

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beings, because the natural thing doesn't actually make you inferior to the ages. It just makes you human. But the other side it was makes you superior in terms of you know, you're doing this for the sake of Allah Subhan as a form of a better form of worship. Call it Allahu martaba turn your head boom, alpha Leela.

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To Neubau he beat him he said is it that they have the station that Allah loves them and of course he's talking about the if you hipbone where you have bone that Allah loves them and they love Allah so of course Allah loves the angels. But Allah Subhana Allah Allah making it a point to see in the Quran that he loves his servants and his servants love him. Oh for Lila Oh for the legend Nouba he beat him or do they have the virtue of Allah boasting about them? Where do we find in the Quran and the Sunnah, Allah boasting about them rather Allah boasts to the angels, about us in Allahu taala. I say that from an aspirational sight and personal lung Biller, out of a good assumption expectation

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of Allah that Allah boasts to his angels about us these imperfect beings, that we are but I think Jeff is what are you referring to us? Well here say, look, Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking highly and present his angels to us human beings, is by saying is Pamela layer So and Allah humma, Amara home life motto, they never disobey Allah azza wa jal, and they fulfill Allah's commandments of Hannah with Allah. So Allah azza wa jal also noticed in the views that Allah Salam says, up to the summit, Allah and the skies and the heavens are actually you know, kind of like cracking basic, almost you could say like, that he's the heavy weight of the angels. Why? Because a prophet says

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that there is no spot. There is no place there is no space in heavens, that there is an angel who's making sujood is in frustration position, or Riku or dhikr, and so on. So, so this is what MOBA ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is talking to us present his angels about His angels to us, obviously, because even though that's what God is saying, even though Allah expressed his love to his angels, and he's showing us that they're praiseworthy, but then what he says after that that comes with next year says called working for Darla, then how come then with all this praise that it deserved. Allah made prostrate to Adam.

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So their superiority in that sense, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tala brought their attention to what you might consider inferior creation, but he made this superior creation the angels to prostrate to Adam now color for Hua Hua Hua sorry on feet of Lena la him and that is clear this has made it clear that we have been granted a status over them and counted for Lila to build for IBM telcos, SATA Yama Laravel Mallanna. Oh, demo Ambit home. So he says that NF Tov lead if preference is made on the basis of knowledge then we know the story of one Allah Subhana Allah to Allah said that the angel said lair Ilana, Ilana, I lumped into your demo Ambit humbly ask him when Allah subhanaw taala taught them and

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he has said or told them it has set up to recite the Names to them. For him for what the interesting thing about the statement when he says okay, federal Amaroo for cancer Juliana, how come with all this praise that they earned from Allah subhanho wa Taala for that indication, a burden superiority in that sense and so on. How come Allah made them frustrated to to Adam and then he said Rahim, Allah who was sorry 100 feet of Lilina Allah him that is sorry, it's very obvious that this is an evidence and a proof that we made better than the angels. That's what he says Rahim Allah dal. And that's actually the evidence for the ALMA who say we will follow the opinion that yeah, humans such

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as the Gambia and Alia can be better than angels. The mammal contribution Arahama Allah Allah commented on this, he says, well, that's not really an absolute proof of preference. Why? Because we humans we've been commanded to prostrate to do it, or at least in this case, to press word, the Qibla towards the gab, right. And still, man can humans are better than the Cabot itself as a prophet Salah Sam said that if you knock the Kaaba one brick at a time, that's easier with Allah subhanho wa Taala instead of Allah azza wa jal, Dan shedding the blood of an innocent person. So humans are more valuable. So he says that's not a conclusive evidence that yeah, we're better than

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the angels, although the other elements say Look, we're not prostrating to the karma. We only proceed in towards the karma. We will prostrations to Allah subhanho wa Taala just a side note. So it's like a back and forth here right. Well, Infoblox and Mara ricotta be Joe Hurriya, T, though RT him for Joe Hurriyat Joe hate Joe Hurriya to Ottawa Hina indolic Elgin's or Elena as Carl just said, if you're trying to make the claim that they are better because of the way that they've been created their essence, then we were created in the exact same ways our souls are from the same source, but we have the burden of the bat of carrying these human bodies as well. So it's the soul that makes us

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who we are, but we have the burden of carrying these bodies. They don't have these bodies and he says Billahi Lola Dr. Jewel rocky Isla Naka for jolla takaful with hollaby Allah. We're your physical facility. We have the turkey out of the Mina couple of ash. So it says that if we do

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don't have to carry these bodies, you know, then we would be in a better place. So the example that he gives, He says that, you know, it's just like a rocket, a rider needs a camel. And when the rider takes the camel out of necessity, right, he has to take care of the camel and he has to give it its rights upon him, so that he can properly proceed on the journey. So basically is comparing the body to like a riding animal to this vehicle that you have, but the soul is still going somewhere. And he gives the example of, of the 10 days of the hedge, you know, before hedge, obviously, you have, you know, the entire journey to get to hedge and especially back then, you know, before you could fly,

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commercial airlines, you had to fly Spirit Airlines back in the day,

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even especially back then you had to ride a horse, you had to ride a camel, you have to go by foot right on all of these different forms of animals that Allah has given to you. And what's your matawa? What's the eighth day of the hedge? Right? It's getting ready preparing, you know, giving the camels a chance to rest up for the journey of the hedge, not just yourself. So he's comparing the body to the soul. He's saying, Look, we're created from the same thing the angels are created from in terms of our spirits, we have this we have a comparable essence. But these bodies are weighing us down. And we're just doing with these bodies what Allah subhanaw taala taught us to do,

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which is take care of the vehicle to the extent that it allows you to proceed. I think what he's also adding to this meaning in the heads season for those who have been to heart you guys know that the eighth the official day of Hajj is the eighth day of the hedger, which is what we call the raw material. Yeah. And the way the reason why it was called the AMO Terraria because this is the day when the Hajaj back in the days when there were no water facilities and mashallah 100, we have all these things being provided in and out of, and so on. But back in the days, there was nothing in Idaho was that plain empty field completely. So as a result, people had to carry the water with them

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from Mina, to the closest you know, to the urban areas and Maccha before they get to Arafa, because they're going to be spending all day in Ottawa. So they need water for yourself with Tahara for will do for your food for your drink, and for your animal as well too, before you take that journey back on the next day, on the day after the day of our fulfillment. So he says, Look, even though you're going on a spiritual journey, and that's from Allah Subhan, Allah commanded you to come to me, you respond to the call of Ibrahim alayhi salam, when he call upon the people to go and perform Hajj and visit the house of ALLAH SubhanA wa this is even with that, you still on that spiritual journey you

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have to make to interrupt that journey to care for the ride. You have to stop, you have to pause. You have to make sure that your ride is qualified that the ride is strong enough that you have to care for it. So just like we do in our life, in order for us to come to this night, to spend the whole night until Fudger. How many cup of coffee did you guys drink tonight?

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Right, a lot of caffeine. So you needed to support this body so you can keep your soul and spirit alive during this, this program. And this night, you can do your birthday. So this is exactly the exact same example, the angels don't have the burden to deal with the body with the shell to do what Allah Subhanallah assigned them to do. They don't have the burden to deal with it. Us humans, in addition to you know, doing our spiritual duty to Allah subhana wa Taala we also been assigned with another thing to care for our bodies. So he's saying that look, you're superior to the angels. They don't have to worry about this, but you do. That's I think what he means by that Subhanallah because

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before we go to Arafah you have to stay in men for all these days. Prepare yourself and your body and your strength to that long journey afterwards. Ottawa driven to Fort little Milan, it can be cutthroat to time but samatha Swan Oh, you tangible Minalima either Jarrah Omen when had the moon headed in us through in the mergeable Mimosa in your shop could tolerate while you valuable acrobat. So are you once again I think the mountaintop versus the stream, right? So with the angels he's saying, Are you are you preferring them because of the amount of worship that they have and their trajectory? Now when we were talking about the downward stream, we're talking about the neffs that

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most human beings will just go with the flow so their trajectory is a natural flow in the other direction, right? And so what he's saying is that you should not be amazed by those that go with the stream once again, but rather those who have to overcome all sorts of obstacles along the way in order to reach their destination.

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Bella called you to sell ramen home laid off well that will hear you karate him Allah ductus Suho or shackle out. Well Ivanka towards do woman year could mean home in the ILA home and Dooney he further Lika Natalie, he Johanna, lock in the home yeah, Ala Moana or COVID will help the owner. So he goes on to say that you know, the amount of power that has been given to them, you know, to be able to split mountains and to be able to you know,

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To be able to create values, right? I mean, the amount of power that allows parents on Taoism with to be able to make certain alterations to the Earth yet even with that, of course, they've been promised by Allah subhanho wa taala. That if they dare to make the claim of Lordship that they would be punished, not some of their element here, say and this is very important that this is a conditional statements, that's not actually to happen, right? Because we don't believe in the concept of fallen angels in Islam. It's similar to one Allah subhana hota admonishes the prophets lie some that had he invented into the message, but he would never do that to his salatu salam,

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right. Or if Allah encounter little Armani wallet now what are we doing today if Allah subhanaw taala had a son and I would be the first of the worshippers of course, Allah azza wa jal does not have a son. Right. And so this is a conditional statement. And so the point that's being made here will love our item is that when it comes to the angels, they've been given all of this power, but they know they know that this power is only from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and they do not dare cross that limit. And then he says, for Mr. Bergner, and admittedly for till halfway through year, although if we are cleaning up dinner, he was vulnerable to share what Tina McLaughlin do either

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jihad in Parliament and jihadi him, he says, As for us, you know, it's easier for us to become deluded, to be disconnected from knowing the reality of things because we're not as intimate with that reality of things to have a weakness in our in our opinion and our certainty, and in regards to the Creator, and to be overcome by our desire. So he's saying that to overcome all of those things, the jihad against the neffs against all of that, considering we don't have the proximity and the intimacy to all of that

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is harder than the than the strive that they have to make. As a matter of fact, even the angels don't even have to make any action to struggle with that. Because they will naturally create it, ALLAH SubhanA created them again, lie as soon Allah Hama Amara, they would never disobey Allah subhanaw taala. So like the chef, I mentioned this, this idea speaks about conditional circumstances, that would never happen. But Allah says, if it would ever happen, then Allah has preferred punishment for them. And that's why the angels don't have the incentive to even to claim that there is no real reason need for them to claim it. Because as humans, we're looking for

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superiority we're looking for,

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for what is beneficial to us in this life, we're looking for the worldly gain, there's so much we would like to gain and also trying to escape some of these miseries of this life. The angels don't have to deal with these incentives. And as a result for them to go and claim anything other than what they've been created for. It's so far to think about. So there is really no resistance on their part to this claim at all. But us humans, there is so much incentive for people to claim superiority to claim even lordship like grounded right. He called the people of Egypt because my Oracle Malama Ara magic formula similar Russia. Look, I'm the only one who can guide you. I see everything good

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for you. And I'm going to tell you what to do. He thought he had that because why he said Alexei Alexei Lehmann Kumasi where has he learned how to dream into it. He said, Look, don't I have the kingdom and the mean of all Egypt and look at the rivers, the rivers in Egypt, their flow underneath my palaces and my feet. He thought all of this to be an incentive for him to claim Lordship, which he did. And Allah Subhana Allah punishing by May the same river he claimed to be actually flowing underneath his feet to run over him. So the angels don't have this incentive at all. So therefore, what is so special about them and that I've been in New Jersey's understanding, when us humans we

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have to overcome all these temptations and all these incentives and all these you know, motivation things and so on, to overcome them to obey Allah subhanho wa taala. So he said, Look, if you have to go through all these obstacles, you must be superior to the angels that says kind of like gesture and the meaning of it. And the next line is one of those like,

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you know, clearly some exaggeration. He says to Allah Hallo Talia. I don't mean and Makara been beamed up to Dina de la mia ACTA Island, Temasek. He said that I swear by Allah that the closest angels to Allah subhanaw taala to be tested with what we were tested with, they would not be able to handle it and then he goes on to give reasons he says used to be who I had done and this is where the lesson comes. You must be who I had donor, wealthy taboo shatter your code, your kulula Who sub except the erotic Wi Fi Kasperek so we you know, we go through life and we are told by the legislator by Allah subhanaw taala

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earn for your family but at the same time be careful what comes into your earnings will cut tema Can I mean who Malisa infinitely he can help build. We're a local wallet, Bini out hill called Why TRG budoni He Illa Allah Buddha Minho, he said and there are certain things that we then have to deal with that are beyond our control in that process. So such as the love that we have for our families or the you know, the deep attachment that the heart then has to one's children and the need to to take care of the body. Remember the body is just the vehicle but the need to

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Take care of the body in a way that it has to survive. So basically what he's saying, is this idea that look, you know, we always have to walk this fine line because this body that Allah has assigned to us this dunya that, that Allah has assigned to us has rights upon us to. And so we're told to take care of all of these different things, the family, the body, these worldly matters, but then at the same time, make sure that nothing haram nothing forbidden is coming into it, nor that we are becoming too attached to it. I think what he also said over here, he said, Look, Alaskan metal, you woke up in the morning. And the first thing on your mind is what you need to go out there to earn

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for your family, start your family to this and that. But in order to watch what you bring in into your income, it has to be something halal and pure. He goes look what customer care minimalism unfairly and in the process, you have no control over these things. In terms of the love for your family, Allah subhanho This had an instinct to love you know, your family and care for your family. Also your children, that you need to care for them when they're young as they grow older as well. And you your body might need things that you're going to have to of course, you know, provide for your body. All these three things, your family, your children, and your body might be incentive for

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you to break the rules and start earning from something that is haram, because you're justifying it yourself. So I have to care for my children. So there's nothing else I have to do this, I have to do that. So it goes look in doing what Allah has commanded you to do. There's like a chef's admission, there is a fine line over here, that we always kind of sometimes crossed the line justifying it to ourselves, I don't have any other option. Right? The angels don't have these limitations don't have these responsibilities. So when they worship, there is no need for them to resist anything anyway. But as humans, we have to do all these things, to stay purified and stay on the course of worshiping

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ALLAH SubhanA Medina. So this next part is actually my favorite part of the chapter. It's very emotional. It's the gift of God to him alone his writing and honestly, to me, it's the meat of the chapter. said after all of that, you know, we're told to take care of these things and to care for the family and to care for the body. And to do all of this he says photogra 10 new pod within holiday Alayhis Salam is the weather that we edek worked out some water for the Catholic some ILL Admin Janek, the total mafia now he said, and then after all of that, it sets Ibrahim Ali Salam, Allah has clean his friends, to slaughter your son with your own hands, right to do away with the

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fruit of your heart with your own hand. And then to stand up and to throw yourself prepare yourself to be thrown into a fire to be catapulted into a fire. What title 10 You will call it only Musa some shahada and Leila and when a Hara and then Musa alayhis salam is told all of a sudden, fast for an entire month, day and night some myocardial burn them well in Basilea although what he will make quali are smart while in wedding mustelids they know me to help Judd what even matter Habiba who is well, what he meant, we'll see Buffy budoni he score well in work with the film jihadi bein with Nene Leia. Hello underfill panela This is so beautiful. He said then it said to the person who

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naturally gets angry sometimes right? It said to him swallow your anger, human emotion right? So you're getting angry, no swallow your anger. Well, little bossy and so the one that can see Allah subhanaw taala says, lower your gaze, and then to the one that is eloquent and can speak Be quiet. And then to the one who enjoys their sleep to hedge it get up and pray. What do you mean not to have evil and then to the one who loses their loved one Allah's pants I put that love in your heart for the one that you love be patients. What do you mean also you Buffy Bethany and then to the one who struggle with something in regards to their health. Be grateful. Thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah,

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what didn't work if you feel jihadi vainness, Nene Leia. Hello and to Phil and then to the one who finds himself in battle between two people. Be careful from fleeing from the battlefield. So he's like all of these things. Then once we get hit with nature, you know, the prophets of Allah subhanaw taala and then these natural emotions that then come with being worldly beings, and Allah subhanaw taala tells us discipline, discipline, discipline, discipline, discipline, and it can seem so unnatural. But imagine how beloved is to Allah subhanaw taala when a person actually response it's unbelievable how because Allah Allah gave us all these blessings, right? We call them blessings,

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now, to see, to hear to be able to be stronger, and an overcoming of the hardships and difficulties and even being able to really gain victory over some of your foes and enemies and so on all these blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. But still, Allah Azza says that with this lesson that I have given you, you have to be disciplined. When you get angry, be patient, when you're good said Be grateful to other things. It's so hard because it's not normal for us when someone when someone provokes you to be angry, what is natural to us to express that anger right away. That's very natural. But that's there is no there is no

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there is no any reward. It's not even praiseworthy. Why? Because when people provoke you to get angry and you get angry, you're doing what is expected.

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To the view, there's really not a big deal of it. But if you've been if you if you get angry if you get provoked to get angry, and then you choose not to get angry, not because you're weak or you're inferior, you're able to retaliate. No, because you can, but you realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Be patient, you choose to be patient, that when people be impressed with you, this is when people say like, oh my God, how did you do that? If I were to do this, I would have done such and such and did so and so. But I wouldn't I wouldn't do this for them, right? So here's what he's talking about the angels over here. This is exactly what he means by that, that with all the things

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that Allah has given you, you've been ordered to discipline yourself. The angels were never asked to discipline to serve in that manner. So how is how are they superior to you? If you're if you chose to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala when they have no other choice, but to obey Allah xuejun

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So we've covered in these last few chapters right just to understand the flow or this these last few sections so your day to day you're being asked to do just this much and then stop here. And then when you get into these extreme situations, right you're asked to suddenly contradict your nature your impulse right? Then he goes on to say the Muslim and then Malta yet TV aside Bill Murat, Ian zero Ruaha annual burden for either an SLR fastboot while I'm Anna como Meza conf will cover fell out at a suffered Leanna Holman. Yesterday we will cover we're in wakatobi Cameroon, Fela Tisch School et al Phalke, he says on top of all of that,

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this is like the pouring out of a true heart you know, he says on top of that, that wasn't enough, you know, yeah, as if all of that wasn't enough. He saying, know that death is going to be one of the hardest things for you to take because your soul has to be separated from your body. But then you have to have the bat to be firm. Even though you're you're then going to be separated body and soul, but you're commanded with about to seek about to seek firmness and blend of Allah Allah and Allah Yeah, man was pronto grant us the boundary, La ilaha illallah, Muhammad Amin, and then know that when you go to the grave

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moments, Melissa, you're you'll decomposed, you're torn up to pieces in the grave. And at the same time, Allah is Pantai says don't be sad, or don't meet, you know, don't feel deprived. So it's like wait a minute, so this whole body then that this vehicle that I'm getting attached to and I have to come to terms with the fact that it's going to go to the to the grounds back into the ground and I'm going to lose the body after all of that. And all of that is this from the comfort of Allah subhanaw taala the decree of Allah will and work our ABI Cameroon Farah testicle illogical and then if you get sick, don't you complain to a creation of Allah subhanaw taala about the sickness, you have

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anything? I mean, it's very obvious as explained the ways that look with all these things, and I think that the second actually Semin explains what he means by all that stuff. So he goes for Halal Mala catamenial Asha Isha look, the angels have to deal with any of these things. Because no, so now he's coming to his final actually, conclusion on his argument that humans are better than the angels. So he says what hurts them the Illa Ibaadat on Saturday, Lisa fee her more Kawamoto? Tobin. Well, what do however, and is their worship? Anything that that involves, except the things that don't require them to overcome their nature or to contradict their impulses? Well, here Illa Evaldas

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and Surya Bina rocker and Mr. Jordan what has been for Aner EBA to whom Ulmerton Alia and Reba Tina. So he says, you know, compare their worship of sujood and just you know, prostration and bowing and tears to be, but where is the the true essence right, the hardship of worship

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in the most meaningful sense, right, and the deeper sense and their worship compared to our worship. He goes on to say some cattle home feed Matina, being a cattle button, being a cutter Bettina Elena, with their inner Anna, one will suffer renal Rosada rehab rehab will matter what Akbar Allah if he him and is too far. Oh, Lana, okay for you for the Luna Elena be the Ella tiene la Hera. He said that it's a big one. Yeah, that's a big claim. I know, I know, these are, like I said, I'm like, I don't want the angels to leave. But obviously, this is a loss and it's out of the sense. Again, this is it's deeply poetic. And it's a claim he says that the majority of the angels are in the service a

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loss printer has placed them in the service of of human beings between writing upon us or for us.

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defending us definitely Nana or Serena will be Musa Farina Sadie only recited really will matter and they move the winds and the rain as Allah subhanaw taala directs them and the greatest employment that they have or the greatest I mean, I'm translating literally a lot of right but the greatest occupation that they have what they do

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on a consistent basis, is making is the FAR is seeking forgiveness for us male aspirants and make that as such make us amongst the righteous men for whom the angels constantly seek is too far for us Allah. I mean, you have anything on the lam And subhanAllah I'm gonna think about it from a human point of view it seems very embarrassing to mention this in the presence of the answer

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it's just like Annika Arabic and in their face like you will look all of you over here yes, your angels but you have the service. And it's a very really bold claim from the little Josie Rahmatullah there I'm Allah forgive me honorable Allah mean, but it's true. They have been commanded to do that. And as a matter of fact, as Allah subhanaw says la sala Amara they would never disobey Allah subhana wa Tada even though Allah azza wa jal is utilizing these angels, these angels to serve as human beings, and we should be grateful for that. We should be grateful for that.

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Instead of maybe making that comparison I will say we should really be grateful that Allah subhanaw taala and all these angels to care for us and take care of us so he says it's okay for him for the Luna Allah Anna Bella, I let him die. He goes, How come then you make this you make them superior to us without any obvious evidence or proof? That's his claim.

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And again, in the presence of the engines, we say, my last Patwardhan for what they've done for us. Absolutely. We're either hook at Hackett Tada, Ruby, Pa if at a minimum Muslimah rawia. And how rude. Rude Harajuku AKBA mean Berridge now this is actually one where many of the scholars actually took

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took offense to what Josie wrote. He said that if they were to be tested with what we were tested with look what happened to how wrote and my route and it ended up in a horrible way. Now this is of course the you know when the last printout talks about how Rhodes and Mal wrote this could be an Allah knows best one of the one of the ways that in the Josie Rahim Allah to Allah was actually relaying a concept about the angels that precedes Islam, which is the two fallen angels, Allah's prints I mentioned these two angels in the time was today, man, it has set up. What are you at the moment I hadn't had a Akula international fitna for that attack for that Allah tested the people

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three through these two angels that taught the people said but said we are a fitna for you. We are a fitna for you. So do not disbelieve. And so there are other mount different weather how routes and mount route were simply, you know, they were doing as was commanded, which is the nature of angels, or whether they themselves were fallen angels, which is really based in the slightly the, it's based in the the, the the nature of how angels are looked at, of course, even bliss is looked at as a medic as a fallen angel, in, in the literature of the people of the book before Islam. So many of the elements, they said wait a minute, this is this is maybe building upon a notion that is not is

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not necessarily found in our tradition. And of course, some of them could have asked by the ways or some of the recitation is many cane, not even angels at all and how to model it and Allah knows best it's a wide a wide thing. But I think the the point is that he's making is that look, we're tested constantly, constantly, constantly. And all of this at the end of it Hamdulillah He comes to this place and he says well to do Nana and Neha Tapi Luffy to Abu did Monica no taxi. I don't think that with any of this. I'm taking shots at the angels.

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After all of this, I don't think with anything I'm saying here I'm saying that there is any type of deficiency on their part, the unknown Shadi duel, Ishfaq RP will hope because they are intense in their love their fear of Allah subhanho wa taala. The enemy here him the Arleigh Martin Harlock because they know how great the creator is. So I'm not talking about their deficiency, he said, but what I'm talking about is when you compare the the tranquillity, okay, the Tranquility, and that'd be the light of my inner pillow, the tranquility, of Mendham your booklet, to help you enough so that those that don't make mistakes, once the adage, Allah, Allah Asli, physically, you rock T ro

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RO, who Illa Taraki. He says that for us, you know, we do make mistakes. And it's important for us to connect ourselves to higher pursuit to higher goals and to undertake the necessary pursuit to shed to treat the sickness of sins that holds us back from these higher positions. So I'm not talking about the angels and any deficiency in them. I'm talking about the potential that Allah subhanaw taala has given to human beings to rise up if they shed their own self inflicted diseases of sin, and to reach a position like those who do not make mistakes. And then he also mentioned here in regards to the Toba ones, there are divisive Zilla Yorkie Ruhollah Tara and he says, Look, the

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angels don't have to deal with the, the kind of like sending in terms of their spirituality. Their their spirituality is constant because they've already already have the absolute

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with certainty of Allah subhanaw taala the absolute certainty of their position with Allah azza wa jal, they have seen Allah subhanaw taala work in this creation and so on us humans don't have that same level of certainty. Therefore we're struggling with that. So to gain that certainty, is actually is increasing our Taqwa is actually to help us to strengthen our Taqwa as well to similarly when we fall into the sin and the mistakes and the errors, it says, when someone inside which means you feel you feel the pain of disobeying Allah subhana wa Tada and regret that and then come back to Allah subhanaw taala with repentance and Toba. Definitely, it helps you your soul and your spirit to

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rise up to the challenge and strengthen your Eman and so on. Because the answers don't have to do with that. They don't have to deal with this. Therefore they have no there's no scale for them to go up and down in that regard as humans we do. So therefore when we choose always to stay on the rise that makes us proud in that sense superior to the engine from that perspective. So he finished his off qualifier for f1 Shadowfax daddy calm no oh my brothers and so he's talking directly to us now that are reading this No Oh, my brothers and my sisters by extension Shadowfax datacal know the nobility of your place. But then here's the conclusion of it. Will soon Oh, Joe Hera come and Ted

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Niecy ha belong with the noob to intermarry. Don't forget the Allen mela aka the huddle and to help accommodate the noob in a huddle behind him. He said so manufacture yourself, reinvent yourself in a way in which you shed all of those sins that holds you back that would allow you to reach what Allah subhanaw taala has intended for you of a position even higher than the angels. Or if you allow your sins to hold you back, you become lower than even the animals. So your potential is to be higher than the angels. If you choose Allah's worship over your sins, your potential is to be higher in virtue than the angels. But if you choose your sins over the worship of Allah subhanho to Allah,

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then your destination is to be lower than the animals will hold our La Quwata illa biLlah Hallelujah. And then he finishes off and he says, Well hold on upwards a little bit earlier all the time. So check them out, I think goes back again to the summary as to what he missed. He said, Look, all of what I mentioned to you just very simple. Shareholders mentioned it's not really about are we better than the angels or not? No. As humans, we have the potential to be in position better than the angels, because they just have no temptations. They have no incentives, they have nothing really that would push them towards or away from the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala because they've

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been by design. They've been by design.

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true worshipers of Allah subhanho wa taala. Us humans, we have the potential to do better, or the worse. So he said, choose for yourself. Don't let your sins hold you back from reaching the potential of rising above the level of angels and in that sense, that's what you're trying to say Rahmatullah Deray Shanna if I want to, before we open show the floor for questions in the last version.

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The Roma, they argued over the semester, in different ways. Who are who is better? Is it the angels or the humans? So that's actually discussion being in different books. I read about it from the words of one time, Rahim Allah to Allah. I mean, Timmy Rahmatullah Allah and other Messiah. And the most recent I will share with me rendre he was asked this question, as a matter of fact, who is where is it the angels are the humans? So the conclusion was, the best conference I've read is from Sheffield with me Rama Talalay when he said he said, Look this masala is irrelevant to us in terms of benefit. There's no benefit to them. No, no, who is better, because at the end of the day, it is

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not gonna matter what's gonna matter is what you're gonna do about it, that's all. So whether you're better or not, your job is to do your duty to Allah subhana whether that's what's gonna matter the most to you. So that's the thing. We need to make sure that we understand very, very, very well. Then he said, he said, in essence, he goes, the best answer he goes, he said, Look Filby Daya and Mala Iike of the luminal. Bashar, well, I can film Alan Nehemia Al Bashir of the elemental monarchy, because the big if you look at from the origin, the origin, says yeah, the angels might be superior to human beings. But

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the end result, humans can be more superior than the angel, especially the MBR and the Alia and the Saudi. So in terms of the creation, the essence of the Creation, obviously, there'll be good from very superior beings.

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And as for the, for the human beings, they Allah describe it in the Quran, multiple times, mud, clay, sticky, clay and all this kind of like inferior, maybe description of the material of our creation, but we're not superior because of the shell was superior because of the soul and the spirit, which is why ALLAH SubhanA wa does not disclose that the secret of that soul and that spirit because it's superior in that sense. They said but as for the morale and the higher, the reward that ALLAH SubhanA wa was going to be presenting and given to the humans. The angels will never have anything like this

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They as well still He says they will still be receiving you at the gates double Jana. Our they're gonna be telling you, salam alaikum welcome welcome debitum So I'm gonna come you so good come on and you deserve you earn it get in no humans gotta stand at the door of the agenda telling the angels come on and join me

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know he was gonna say that said we earned it yeah of course we did. And not just that the angels in Jannah will still be serving humans not just in dunya in Jana May Allah forgive us or a Brahmin. I mean, we will offend the answers is your man, but they obey Allah subhanho wa Taala and they will be honored, they'll be honored to do that because that's what Allah subhanaw taala created them for. So once again, we don't want to worry about who's better and who's is inferior rather than let's just do our part. And make sure that we really deserve that that preference or deserve that reward of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala and hopefully with our obedience of Allah azza wa jal will take us way above

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and beyond the ages and the morality of Allah. And I want to share my summary of why I chose this chapter. It's also faster like I was like, you know, I think I want to talk about this chapter. And it's one of the bolder chapters

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Subhanallah it actually fits into the question of hardships and everything we've been talking about. The potential that Allah has given you of closeness to him

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is so magnificent and realize that there are a few a few things to be wrestled with here. My favorite part of this chapter is Ibrahim on Easter. I mean, the angels, Ibrahima Islam going into the fire and they were trying to put out the fire they they wanted to help him so badly. The admiration the angels have the Brahim and Islam like think about where Ibrahim or Islam is right now. By the way, does anyone know Abraham Icelanders right now?

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He's sitting the prophets I some saw him with his back to unbeaten Memorial, which is the equivalent of the cabin the heavens were 70,000 Angels enter everyday and make pull off.

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And the prophets lie some saw Ibrahima Islam with a high place sitting with his back to beta map more like the elevation of him and Helene because he was willing always always is Bala la hora boo Aslam Cara Islam to Robin Alameen. Allah tells him Islam, submit yourself he said I submit to the Lord of the Worlds there was no like not even like he thought about it. What kind of Islam to rob the enemy as if lie or sunnah Allah Hamamoto way if I'm gonna make my own. This is exactly the definition. Ibrahima Islam is the definition of that right? He doesn't disobey Allah subhanaw taala. When Allah tells him what to do, he immediately responds, no matter what he doesn't think about the

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mechanics of it, he doesn't think about the case the how he is so accustomed, like an angel Subhan Allah to immediately respond and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned right if you were to remember Allah subhanaw taala the way you do in my presence, when you're not in my presence, the angels would start shaking your hands in the streets, you'd become like one of them because you'd be people of constant vicar. So when you choose that Ibadah What did Allah say? What are the prophets like some say about Earth man? Well, the Allahu Taala and how

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should I not be shy of a man the angels are shy of Earth man,

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the angels to stab him in.

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The angels are really shy from this man on earth, not only Allah Tada and who walks in the angels are shy from him. They praise Him and they're shy from him. Why there is mono the Allahu Anhu had every one of the materialistic reasons to distance himself from God. He was rich, the richest of them all, the most handsome of them, all right, the most beloved of them all, the most to lose by becoming Muslim in terms of all of these worldly things. But when he heard the message of Islam, he became Muslim. He spent it all he gave everything to the profit slice and I'm on the profit slice I'm asked he continued to put forward put forward put forward and he was shy. Like, those are not

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the qualities typically that that a shy person has, like usually a person would be shy, and something that Allah has tested with them might be causing them some shyness. He has everything that would make a person arrogant, but he's the shyest and most modest of the companions of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam so the angels were shy from it, but others shall he also was from among the most the proudest branch of Quraysh actually is Pamela Manuel Mejia will be the leaders afterwards the power law, so he has all the right to be arrogant, but he chose to be bashful and shy of Allah soprano. Absolutely. And so what does Eliza do to flip the equation for us and this is actually

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really important for us. There is no superiority of a human being over human being, in fact of any creation over another creation, by virtue of its external matter. That's the mistake of at least the mistake of shaitan Of course, he implied something else like I've been worshipping Allah all these years and then this lump of clay comes around and gets all this honor. I don't like this right. There is no superiority of a human being over another human being based on the color of their skin based on their caste.

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based on their size based on any artificial or very observable differences that we have, but what does Eliza just say elaborate Taqwa. The prophets lie some says except by Taqwa by God consciousness. And in the famous verse and certain foods rot. Allah subhanho To Allah mentions that there is no superiority in economical Mirandola he a taco. There is no superiority by the racism the tribes and everything else are by gender. Their superiority though of Taqwa there is superiority of tequila. You are, we are not all equal in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. Alright, I want you to now saw my clip, then put it on YouTube. But, you know,

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if you do that, may Allah forgive you. But

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you know, we're not all equal. We're not. We're different in the sight of Allah. subhanaw taala. But different by what, by Taqwa by God consciousness. And one of the prophets, like some say, a tuck, WA Hoonah. Tuck was him, tuck was here, tuck was here, it's in the heart. It's in the heart. It's in the heart. So I can't tell who the machete is amongst you. You can't tell who's Mottaki amongst us. But when Allah is looking at a gathering like this, we pray that He forgives all of us Allahumma Amin, because, you know, just to be an imagined this of this sort, we pray that that's enough of sufficient reason for forgiveness, but at the same time, who's the person that rises in the sight of

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Allah? Who are the angels looking at and saying, that's that app that Allah keeps boasting about? Who are the angels looking out in the crowd like, wow, that person had a really good Ramadan. That person is reading the Quran, Allah, that person's connecting to my smart and Sleaford to my names and attributes. They're really starting to get close to Allah, who are the angels identifying amongst the group here and saying, We keep hearing about this person in the heavens. That's the elevation of Taqwa. Finally, Allah azza wa jal says Bula, you can lean into Han Allah Who Kaluga whom the taqwa

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they are the ones who Allah tested their hearts for Taqwa. For God consciousness, no matter the Allahu Anhu commented on this idea. And he said that the one who is tested, the one who is tested and who passes the test is better than the one who is not tested. The one who Allah puts to test in terms of their faith is higher in the sight of Allah than the one who has not tested if you have two people that worship Allah subhanaw taala, the one that has to pass through something difficult. Those are the people who love it. Kaladin I'm Johanna Allahu Kulu Bahama taco, those are the people Allah tested their hearts for taqwa, God consciousness. And so taqwa in a place of ease means that

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you fear Allah subhanaw taala with those that you could harm and take advantage of you fear Allah with the desires that you can easily access Taqwa from a place of hardship, means that you observe the limits of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, even in the most difficult of circumstances, that Tapachula homicidal thoughts on you're fearing Allah as much as you can at all times. That's what's going to distinguish us in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. That's what's going to make us amongst the noble and those that are beloved to those that are greater than the angels and that is to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we pray the lies that make us from an Metatron Allah. If I were to ask

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questions, I need to add my 300 seconds and 300 seconds go ahead. Well, hello, we brought the Prophet Ibrahim Melissa multiple times. And I think there is a great significance in there obviously why? Because Allah subhana wa Taala chose for us when we pray in our Salah into shows what do we say Gemma la masala Allah Muhammad Ali Mohammed Abu Salah masala Allah which probably will choose the Brahim but why is that? Why not Musa one of the is one of all the prophets and Brahim because I believe Ibrahim Ali is was the greatest example in terms of reaching that potential that we were talking about. By seeing the beauty of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the pleasure of Allah Allah in

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every aspect of your life no matter how hard it is. Last night we were talking about dealing with hardship right? And it was harsh it was hard enough to talk about it's not easy for people to go through trials and difficulties and stay Subhanallah on the course all the time. We're humans we get weak we get defeated sometimes we start you know complaining and this and that all of these hardships but again, if you're come these hardships, you can get to the highest potential of reaching the level of angels not even above the level of angels and Ibrahim Allison was that example when Allah subhanho wa Taala praise Rahim Allah is set up which is why again the reason why I've

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been asked to follow the example Ibrahim as well too. He says upon on Madonna con toda la hora boo Aslam when Abraham was tested Allah subhanaw taala him s&m Submit yourself What did he say? He didn't ask for what how? He no question asked. Allah says submit yourself but it is a color sum total blind I mean, I do. And then how can you guide me my Lord? He didn't question Allah subhanaw Does wisdom in anything. One of those examples him living 60 plus years. And he kept ask Allah subhanaw taala for what am I the one thing he was asking a lot? What for? What was it a child

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after 60 plus years, enduring the hardships of loneliness and realizing you know what I might die without leaving legacy after me and so on. So, Allah Subhan Allah give him one

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give him a shot.

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So reward right you expect this to be a reward for Brian for his insurance and risk patients. When the moment he has this job what are the loss of Hannah asked him to do with that child.

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Take him down south into the desert. Leave him there with his mom and come back here.

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I mean anyone in a position like this, what is it going to ask Allah subhanaw taala My lord, could you help me out? Why?

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Me I understand the wisdom behind this I don't know what their wisdom behind that could you My Lord help me out with that? He didn't even question Allah hunters wisdom. Because Absolutely. Again and during all the hardships of his natural innate as a human being sutra, the love for the family that are for the children that have to care for your kids, and he threw them muttrah But he put them place them in the middle of the desert Allah described in the Quran, and he making dua to Allah azza wa jal or BANA in the skin to him and Duryea t bhiwadi, invaded the Zahra My Lord, I'm leaving my family here, in this barren Valley dead Valley has absolute nothing, no vegetation, nothing

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more than a very desert. Why and diabatic and muharram Nero sacred house, and that's an extremely interesting thing. The house wasn't even built.

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There was nothing there. But he was visionary. He knew Allah has a hikma wisdom, he doesn't see it in the moment because but I know it will come beneficial inshallah later my lord make it easier for me to go through this trial. And in the story of this year, whenever Rahim Allah Islam was moving back to Philistine

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because Allah commands him to live them and just go back again to for the sin, so on his way back, his wife was calling Abraham, where are you leaving us?

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Where are you leaving us? And he didn't even say anything because he just dropped him there and I just left. Then she called him she goes, she asked, Where did you leave us? Is that what Allah Subhana Allah asked you to do? He said, Allahu Manam. Yes, that's Allah's command. And the sea or they said Ibrahim alayhi salam to fulfill Allah's command to return back and never look back again. He did not even turn his face back to his wife when he was answering him. This is how sure he was about Allah subhanahu hekman wisdom in a moment that many of us would consider maybe a moment of misery and a great great calamity abandoning your family in such a difficult situation. So and so.

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So the condition from a human point of view is horrible. But the fruit of that came later on, look at us, all of us the fruit of this moment Subhanallah and then continue with the submission of Rahim Allah is Salam going through all this hardship and difficulties to ascend and rise up, you know, over these challenges. After his his child martial audit certain age and became an hamdulillah have a have a strength and power to be able to help his dad Allah gives the command to Ibrahim alayhis salam to build the cover you able to cover with the help of that same child. They were raising the foundation of the cover and Brian Melissa was so pleased his son is helping him

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and he was helping him and making dua, my Lord, make us some of those who repent to my Lord maker this my lord doing all these eventually every break he was making.

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In every brick he was making dua to Allah subhanaw taala when the complete when the kava was completed, and now it's time to what to offer your thanks of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. He turns to Allah as my Lord, I accomplish the mission. Allah suggests you did now give me a sacrifice your son.

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Come on, put yourself in that position with Ryan, Melissa. That same child that he had never had to live with him that long.

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His child grew up away from him all diseases in mind. And then when the time came to reunite with your child, briefly, to offer Allah subhanho wa taala, an activity better rebuilding the Kaaba. Allah says thing about him again, by telling him on that same channel that you love so much. I want you to sacrifice him for me. That was the ultimate ultimate test because what's what Allah says the Quran about Ibrahim alayhis salam in adalah hole below and I think this was like the greatest Bella the grace test trial that Ibrahim had to go through. Why? Because nothing else was left for him in this dunya at that age, except that now finally I can reunite with my child because we build the

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Kaaba, before I depart from this wall. And then Allah tells them finish this job.

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What did he do?

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For three days and three nights is skeptical about the dreams coming back again and again. He's sacrificing this child and it comes to the Sun is made. You're gonna you're in the documentary and the co founder Matera look, I've been seeing dreams about me offering you for sacrifice. What should I do? Subhanallah The beautiful thing about the household of Ibrahim Ali salaam household is submission.

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They trusted Allah and everything. They didn't even care they just submitted immediately. The mother of a smile. She raised that child away from his father to obey His Father

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and to obey Allah subhanaw Davao. So in his father told him, Look, I'm seeing these dreams. He says it's collaborative and matter. Just do it.

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You'll find me among those who persevere and patience, I'll be patient with you.

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And O'Brien doesn't hesitate whenever to sacrifice his son. And they came to that moment of sacrificing his son. Allah said, That's it, you pass. No more test for you, Brian.

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And as a as an ultimate road for Ibrahim Ali Saran has mentioned, is still going on until the Day of Judgment. His name is attached to the building of the Kaaba. The hedge that we will celebrate and commemorate every single year is all about him and his household, Ali salaam, our five daily prayers, we have to mention Ibrahim Ali Salam, and guess what, even when you were buried,

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when we put the body in the grave, what do we also say? Allah millets Ebina Rahima Hanifa. We follow the example of Rahim, Ali Salam as well to to that level. Now, that is just an incentive to all of us. If you just don't want to rise above to that level, you're going to need to have to follow the example of Rahim in terms of submission, when you've been tried. You have the right to do what we call just to get a solid complaint. You have the right to be patient, but never happy with it. Or just accept it and be happy with it. Or go to the highest level and say what Alhamdulillah My Lord, show me the NEMA in this. So I can be appreciative of I need to the pressure of the of these trials

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that you get isn't my way. So it's it's all interconnected. Right now. It's all interconnected. So the comparison between men, angels is irrelevant right now, when we look at all these things, just as a potential as a human being going through trials can go all the way up to that level. 400 seconds 400?

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No, honestly, you know, look, what do you what kind of conversation Do you think Ibrahim Arnie Salaam and Hodge and ismail salaam are having now

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like we were talking about, like once you get the reward. You know, Haji Ali has set on walking from her palace of paradise to Ibrahim on Islam in his palace of paradise. This man is on his path to paradise do you think is my age? Like I can't believe you did that?

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Were you really going to do it?

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They're enjoying the reward. And it does that right? So it's like you got some as like, you know, how deprived we talked about, you know, to be deprived? How shocky do you have to be now to sit there and criticize Ibrahim or Islam like you get like people are going to blame make Ibrahim my son blameworthy and assign such human you know,

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missing the point type of analysis that Brahim I assume and I can't believe this happened and that happens. Like I guarantee you they're okay right now, the worst and this just people sometimes maybe blaming Allah azza wa jal, the Lord have mercy to put her servant to these kind of tests. Why would the Lord have mercy put his servant to go through those tests? Well, here's ALLAH SubhanA wa alayhi salam, Maya, Columbus alone. If you can question God is no longer God.

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But you might not see the Hickman the wisdom behind it, but there is always a Hickman wisdom and one of them is Ibrahim Ali Salam is mentioned in the dunya and in the academy celebrated slim couplets a theme absolutely remember to submit yourself even before you understand it is actually part of

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to submit yourself before you understand it because you trust the source. Being Allah subhanaw taala Ibrahima Islam has a direct connection to Allah subhanaw taala. So he knows the source. So please, none of you say I saw a dream and then walk out on your family and be like I saw on a dream. And I was walking out and turning my back on you. And then I saw my dream. I was doing this. No, no, no, no, you calm down to Brahim Ali Salaam. We're learning the lesson from Ibrahim on Islam of submission of taslim. And that is a man who the angels commemorate to ALLAH SubhanA. Allah to Allah celebrates them who we constantly emulate, as our Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam did in every single

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one of our pillars of Islam type of questions.

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Was the microphone.

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He asked question yesterday. So can we give someone who did ask question sorry about that?

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Sorry, didn't you ask a question the day before yesterday? Like two or three days ago? Yes. Human defer to somebody else? No, go ahead. Yeah.

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I wanted to ask you a question. And I'm sort of limited by my knowledge in order to defer to your knowledge about all the matters that we've discussed so far, that as you look through these topics, in your lifetime, in your experience of seeking the knowledge, what have been sort of the most, what's been the most interesting or pressing question that you've come across that you've been able to answer? And could you share that with us about these, sort of the last five, six days of sorts of topics we've been discussing as you delve into it, something personal, so if you would like to it does not necessarily not necessarily could be academic, but just as you're academically looking at

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it or personally,

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or you can just ignore the question entirely. It's your it's your call. I'll answer the question. The questions

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Other Other particularly and predestination.

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So, this, you know, again this is sort of like Allah azza wa jal tells you to embellish certain qualities. But then if you, if you let those qualities grow to a point that you start to violate

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the guardrails, then you can take yourself to a dangerous place so, no one hurt more when he saw people hurt than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as easily he managed some heavy so now they conveniently enroll from Rahim I can't imagine the pain of the prophets like someone will thought it was passing away.

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Like, no one is going to love He died for another person, guidance for another person, the way the prophets lie, some loved it for Obatala. Right. And that's why even go back to this idea called the law of time and who later on in life, his father, Abu Hanifa, became Muslim after the fact, later on, right he took he took the whole 20 years, but he became Muslim. no work at all the law and who cried why, why was he crying? He's like, I know how much the prophets I wanted that moment with double thought.

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Like, who was this close to him like Like his father, you know, basically a father figure I know how much he wanted to see that that moment without will thought it so no one wants he died and more for another person in the profit slice I'm in a lot and other to see people suffer Subhanallah I mean, they mentally tried to torture the prophets lie some by making him witness. So many all the Allahu Taala and her and during the boycott, His most beloved people being tortured to him. You know, Abuja has said what Abuja has said, cut the food, so that he can hear the kids crying at night. He imagined like this, the psychological torture that's being attempted on the Prophet sallallahu

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wasallam, cut the cut the food, don't let the food reach them, or the milk reach them so that the prophets lie, some can hear them crying at night, because we know the softness, the tenderness of his heart, this is enemy speaking. And also la sigh Salam is in his home, or whatever in that in that boycott situation. And he's hearing babies crying to a point of death.

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The toll that that takes on his heart, I think his Salatu Salam is not insignificant. So, for me, when I came across this question, How did I resolve those questions? Honestly, for me, it was not, you know, studying, you know, all of the philosophical questions that surrounded, it was to put my trust in the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Allah is, lad, he is just more just than I could ever be. And so am I going to question his justice? Am I going to impose am I going to think my justice will be superior? So on the Day of Judgment, no one's going to go to the fire unless they really deserve to go there. That's actually the that's creed, Allah is gonna put someone there who deserves to be there, right? So we can debate, you know, thresholds and, and this individual and how much this person was exposed to, and should this person have it. I'm not Allah is going to be more just than me. And Allah is going to be more merciful. You know, if we've only experienced one of 99 mercies that Allah has stored for the Day of Judgment, I'm

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not going to be more merciful than Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, somehow Allah manifest that Rama is to him subhanho wa taala. And so Allah has not burdened me with doing the, the unraveling and the revealing the deep purposes and wisdoms of some of the things that he put inside of me. That pain me. Right so Allah does not burden me and task me when I see a tragedy in the world to sit there and unlock the deeper wisdoms. Allah in fact commands me to connect myself emotionally to it, but Allah also commands me to trust him with the ultimate outcome while working for it. And Allah subhanaw taala does not burden me with condemning this individual to hell or this individual to hell, they're

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saying this person didn't make it and this person didn't make it. Allah subhanaw taala only burdens me with giving Darrell and then putting the rest in His hand SubhanaHu it's Adam. And at that point, I trust him he will do with that person, when he sees fit and I will not be more merciful or more just than him and hamdulillah Carlos so I, I resolve this personally, with the names of Allah subhanaw, Taala and Hamdulillah I don't have a single percentage in that regard anymore because of the names of Allah, you throw, you throw the philosophical stuff at me. I'll read it. You know, you know, try to engage some of the rationale and debate and dialogue about theodicy, there's some value

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in that but at the end of the day, we have we have a Rahman Rahim we have an added we have Allah subhanaw taala and we trust him. And his name is in his attributes of questioning before we get to the sisters in sha Allah Tala. It came from previous sessions we had it came up that we should not give up on our dua. But what if your situation is permanent, like a parent with Alzheimer's? Or an autistic child for example, or say it's a it's something for life? Is it wrong to stop making dua for accused? And if not, what should the person or should be

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Whenever Rahim Allah Salam was making, as Allah subhanaw ricotta and the Quran used to say Cholera bidjan name opium masala to mean dirty Yeti Robina taka Bagua. My lord Jandy Mati masala make me among those who establish the salah women the reality and among my offspring, those who established Salah Robina taka dua to Allah said my dua it sounds like a very, you know normal dua, right? But our Allah Mother said The interesting thing about Dr. Rahim, this particular Dr. Ibrahim, he was making dua for his children, even though he had no children yet.

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Like he didn't even expect to have children. He was just hoping that my Lord if you ever give me children, make them among those who established the law as well, too. So yeah, his condition probably after six years now with no children and his wife when she started feeling that she's having her period again. Go ahead, God was God surprised like whoa, at this age, and as us our team, I can't even have children. So don't worry about Allah, Allah has wisdom behind it. So once again, the DUA we mentioned that before as well it's an activity right of its own right. You need to make the DUA and you don't you don't control the outcome. Your job is the per the kind of like the input,

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which in this case, make that make the DUA itself the outcome is to Allah subhana wa Tada. So yeah, I will still make dua for the tool. Also the moment that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tala make them healthy and give them a chiffon for recovery and so on so and also make dua for that which is best for them, you know, Allah give them that which is best in this dunya Anadarko, Allah ha.

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Again, just tactical Manziel to really,

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to really immerse yourself in the station. And especially those panela there was, there was a beautiful comment that was written by their owners, the man was watching the Judgment Day series and he was talking about, you know, being wheelchair bound and not like the notions of sudden we'll do these types of things and connecting himself so much to that reward seeking that reward from Allah subhanaw taala despite that, and I read it, and it made me deeply emotional and hamdullah he's channeled that into working for myself, you know, he's constantly trying to share that, that knowledge and to facilitate for other people in that regard. So what I tell people that have a

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special needs child, in particular, is you have a child of Jannah in your home, because Allah azza wa jal has lifted the pen from a person who is in many of those situations. And so you constantly have the presence of melodica you constantly have the presence of angels, you constantly have the reward and your home, keep on taking care keep on doing what you can inshallah and while of course, making sure but stay connected to the outputs and do not despair in the one that you were calling upon. No. So So Sue

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said I want to

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I may be asking a controversial question on the topic of equality but do you mind explaining the I region gonna let me set him up for the love of other coma Baba Humala, Bob, when we met on pecan and waiting for Sally had to plan it out and have a lot on labor law

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for people who use this to say that men are superior to women and use this to to practice the oppression of women. I can give a I can give a short answer because we because we made a condition as to the question should be relevant to the topic. Yeah, but now so gender equity and the advent of Islam is a paper that I had a chance to work on with

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a few other sisters, gender equity and the advent of Islam. And as it relates to the topic, of course, is the fact that there is a quality and pursuit of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the quality and rank and what can be given a reward Eliza does not distinguish between the men and the women in that regard. But Allah Subhana Allah Allah does distinguish in regards to certain rights and obligations in both regards. And so gender equity and the advent of Islam if you search that paper on Yaqeen inshallah Tada, I hope that it will answer your question is that

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you started in the beginning about poetry, and perhaps I didn't understand particularly, you said, The words are exaggerated.

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With due respect, in my humble opinion.

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I beg to differ that when someone loves someone truly from the depths of your heart, the right words, it can't be exaggerated.

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Then look at all the literary classics like Wordsworth or Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson or Sylvia Plath.

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what if the poetry is worried about God? I mean, I know that all the cars aren't and you can

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call the last panel that I had over the most beautiful names. But what if you write poetry about God? Whoo.

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would be, would that be exaggerated? Can't there be a form of poetry?

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I hope that you can clarify this question.

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Thank you. Can I say this in the most like, authentic and genuine, genuine way possible Your accent is awesome, Mashallah. I don't mean that's very underhanded way I love your accent man. I could listen to you talk. All right. So where are you from? A very kind of kind of you. I'm from pass on.

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Did you did you? So you know about poetry write about poetry? Yeah. Did you hear my oh to do attempt a few nights ago?

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I won't do it because it's as awesome as your accent

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Thank you, thank you for answering my question is

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beautiful, beautiful. Question. Do sometimes Subhanallah when you when you when you listen to the supplications of people.

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And I really do appreciate the the nature of your question. You can't put a cap on intensity once you're in an intense conversation with God, right. And that's why what we learned from the Prophets lie, some of them are these guardrails of drought too, right? So you can't, you can't violate the names and attributes you know, of Allah subhanaw taala. But then what you ask once you once you sort of

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invoke those names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala are powerful, beautiful there is and sometimes the most natural and unscripted derives from the heart that come, let it flow, let those do ask flow, ask Allah subhanaw taala for the best of this life, and the next, ask last Pantai for things present your situation to him. So we've been talking over the last

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25 nights or so about this idea of presenting your your your brokenness to God, right. And so when you present your brokenness to God, that can get very intense, very deep, very emotional, very powerful and very vulnerable. And it's okay, it's okay to have those moments where you present that. But at the same time, you don't attribute deficiency to God, you don't take away from His Majesty while presenting your poverty, right and presenting your brokenness. You don't assign that brokenness to him. It's more of yalla I don't understand I'm trying to come to terms with this. And then you call upon Allah with his names and attributes. And you, you try your best to encompass what

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you can of that. And so within a Josie Rahim, Allah Tada in this regard, certainly, I mean, this is like his journaling, right? His, you know, and so these are very intense words.

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I see what you're saying about exaggeration, or not, you know, taking exception with the word exaggeration, I do understand that. I think that the point, the point being is that, when you're reading intense words, then appreciate the intensity of them without necessarily adopting all of the consequences, the connotations of that intensity, right? So the meat of the chapter, the substance of the chapter can still be taken, for example, when you read something like this, without necessarily, you know, sitting there and adopting every single technical point that was brought up and if that makes sense, but exactly, as I made one more thing to the to the answer, Chautala in

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regards to make and do I mean, if you want to make a dua using a poetic language, that makes it sweet and beautiful, and there's rhythm and undo and so forth, yes, sometimes we might exaggerate in the way that they express themselves in that nature that they are. But the biggest concern have to focus so much on how you present your DUA Is that you, you lose the message, and the way you present it, like many people they like when they hear that there ought to be to be rhyming.

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Because if it's rhyming, it's mashallah, there's poetry in itself, it's appealing to the ears, especially those who don't understand Arabic, when they hear a DA, and the DA has this beauty of being you know, like chanted as if it's a priority. It's appealing to the to the ear as they listen to that. So sometimes, don't focus too much on how you present your diet as much as focus on how it comes from the heart, the way the word that you use, not necessarily as important as how it comes from the heart. That's why when people they asked me, Can you give me the other I can ask Allah so what is the best I can ask Allah azza wa jal, I said, Look is the one that comes from the heart?

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Yeah, but tell me how do I say it? I said, I don't know how to tell you. It should come from your heart. If you really in need of something, you know how to say it. Allah subhana wa Tada. So I believe that's actually what helped us when we speak to Allah Subhana Allah use our own language, even if it was just simple words can make big difference in one but I always keep that bring that example of the simpleton who was making dua and around the Kaaba and Hartstein. That guy is an Arab guy was saying, you're up be entire, who on earth or contra kala mutualism

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which means, my Lord, He said, My Lord, You know, like saying, You know what I want and I know that you know what I want?

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Is it so therefore anything else is just

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You know, waste of time basically.

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Those simple words even though we laugh at them as a joke truly the way they they've been said, but I believe they came from a very genuine, attentive heart. This man, he presented himself to Allah subhanaw And the best way possible. So whatever way you can then just do it the right way. Sharlto Anna sisters,

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Islamic sheiks these beautiful sessions.

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In yesterday's session, you had said that you do should not seek hardship. And but if it comes, you should endure it. But today, like in Severs, mentioning that people who are tested for Taqwa are higher and ranks than to the ones who are not. So in this respect, do you think that somebody we should seek to be tested in fact, Nakba or not?

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Zach MLOK a wonderful question. And by the way, I appreciate the, you're giving us a chance to clarify some of the things I've been coming up in these lectures, right? So telkwa is not actually associated with hardship.

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In fact, it's usually associated with the upper hand

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to fear Allah to be to be more God conscious when you have the opportunity to do wrong. So talk was actually typically associated with more access, access to desires access to Shabbat, or access to power, and you choose instead to discipline the cravings of the of the soul of the self

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and and channel it in a way that's pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala so who like Aladdin? I'm talking a little bit about I'm the tequila the famous saying of a black mountain there Oh, for the low tide and hope to Deena this the Dora we were tested with hardship. And we were patients. But Trina was Sarah and a mustard we were we were tasted, was that right? Am I saying it right? I was paying attention. Yeah, we were tested with ease and we were not able to be patient. So we were tested with wealth and we lost ourselves when we were tested with hardship we were good. And so sometimes at Liberty dot been there in Uppsala Shadman emptied out illegally will follow. Some of the scholars

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say that to be tested with blessing is far harder than being tested with poverty and hardship because at least the one who's being tested with poverty and hardship knows they're being tested or they're in a state where there's enough urgency around them like I'm in a bad place I'm going through something I need I need to respond. But sometimes a person can become complacent with all the blessing so tough word to be tested with turqoise sometimes is with the access to the blessings that you have not necessarily there deprivation will lower pressure that Milaca I know there guys have been so many questions but the time is up right now we have less than 30 minutes until with our

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tahajjud insha Allah Allah so please make sure to use their time wisely.

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The few hours left for Ramadan so sha Allah is one of those precious nights use it for individually by the baraka Luffy calm if anyone would like to have a conversation with friends and so on, please we ask you to take it to the hallways and outside the masala displays to be a quiet place for everybody shall Jack McLaren salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa