Juz’ 1 with Justin Parrot – Ramadan Series
In the opening episode of the series, Sh. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro, joined by special guest Justin Parrott, explore gems from the first Juz’ of the Holy Quran.
In the month leading into Ramadan, our team worked around the clock to be there for you, bringing you relevant, uplifting, and educational content to help cope with lockdowns, quarantines, and the fear around COVID-19.
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over that's gonna be it mostly apologies to not know Him and hopefully learn a little bit I mean whatever he wanted me to do once again long suddenly was Southern Nevada crab Dakota so he can come in and Salalah while he was alone, while he was like me, he was setting them to slim and concealer. Ramadan Mubarak to all of you may Allah subhana wa tada accept this Ramadan from us all at hamdulillah and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. Lord blessed us to be here. As I wrote earlier today, how many people passed away in the last few weeks that would have wished for the opportunity to be here, and they would not be complaining about being quarantined, they would just be thinking a lot
hundreds out for the blessing to have another hold on to meet him with Hannah Montana. So we ask Allah subhana wa tada after thanking him for this animal bond to allow us to make the most of it to allow us to,
to allow us to contain His mercy and His forgiveness and he loves to forgive and show mercy. Even though we inherently have our shortcomings. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to connect us to him, this Ramadan in a way that we've never been connected to him before and to allow that connection to only be enhanced until the moment which we are disconnected from this light. And we return to him somehow in Rotana, meeting him in the night Italia with his pleasure in his mercy. It's exciting to have a lot to be here. Right now to be honest with you, it's kind of surreal, the massages are closed. And I know a lot of people are feeling a certain way but being the nominee Tyler will make the most of
it. And I have to say that probably the most exciting thing about this Ramadan to me, is what I think will be a connection to the time that people will develop this Ramadan. But in the nighttime, that's my hope. And my optimism for the solid line is people will develop a new connection with remember the complaint of the messenger sallallahu wasallam, on the day of judgment is that we did not take the poor and seriously. And so if we do take the poor and seriously and apply it the way that we should, and absorb it and construct our hearts with it. The Prophet sly settler mentioned the one who does not have the power and in his heart, or in her heart is like a bait and hunted like
a destroyed home. The Quran is what grounds us, it's what stabilizes us, it's the spring of our hearts, it's the remover of our distress, it is everything to us. And it's our companion, whether we are quarantined, or in public or in private, and it is the book of Allah and the word of Allah. And that which connects us to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we seek to be called people, and we seek to be raised with the poor. And so I pray that allies will just allow that to be the case. And from the beauty of connecting with Paul Adams, you see all of these series that popped up about summarizing, observe the chapters of the amount of Sharia law stuff that every time I read the Koran with a
double interfaculty with contemplation and reflection, every single time he reads it, it's like he's reading it for the first time because of the new reflections that come out of it. And so I'm going to say this with full confidence if you watch this series every night, and then you go tune into chicastic called the series and then go tune into the Shinobi series and then go turn tune into shass, even your series, all of these different wonderful programs that are out there right now summarizing the poll, and you're going to benefit from every single one because we cannot reflect enough on the bottom and there's enough in there for us to reflect for an entire lifetime and we
still would not be able to capture its full beauty and comprehend it to the to the fullest. So hamdulillah This is called am 3430. I did this a few years ago, in 2016, I believe and it was just you know, logging on to Facebook Live every once in a while now I have Mashallah Cheb duru Guru who's gonna give us a lot more perspective. And we'll also have a guest every night and Charlotte's had to add some perspective and reflection. So I'm really looking forward to that. There was a suggestion to change the name, you remember what the name was?
I have to say the name. You've got it. It'll sound better coming from you than me. Okay, okay. All right. bismil.
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There'll be 4am 3439 Tada. And before we start inshallah, as we start the month of Ramadan, I'm going to remind you every night in sha Allah to Allah that this is a month of sadaqa as well. And hamdulillah everything we do at UPN, whether Ramadan or outside, including all of the content that was put out, especially in the COVID era is free and accessible to you, whether it's in the form of an infographic or a paper, or a video or curriculum or an app or whatever it is. It's all free and accessible to you. And so I'm going to ask you in Chatelet time to consider your theme
To be one of those places that you allocate yourself that cuts awards with a tax deductible for the cat eligible, bitten the night our donation, you could click on the link in Charlottetown, or wherever you are, and be the nominee, Tyler, help us to continue to produce content like this exactly, low fade, and to all of you for tuning in. So the format of this is going to be the following every night, I'm going to summarize and Charlotte's at a high level. From a structural perspective, the structural beauty of the GES and what we can take from the structure itself. ceccato duro is going to come in and shut tight and offer some gems and reflections. Our third guest
will also offer some reflections and shout out to add on a particular part of the juice, and then we'll all have a conversation inshallah. And we'll try not to let this go beyond 35 minutes and shuffle a town of 30 to 35 minutes bit in the night add every single week. And if you if you attend my drummer who was you know that 30 to 35 is always 35. So it's kind of poor and 30 and 35 type deal, but we'll do our best and Shall I try to keep you all engagement at a time. So to start off with just one obviously, we have sort of butter but what many people forget is sort of in fact you have is also part of the first visit on and it guides the entire structural beauty of the core and
the core and begins with what it begins with a duet. It begins with a supplication which shows you what the Quran is meant to evoke in you the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a dude, who wouldn't be bad. That supplication is worship. And the ultimate ask of that. It's not a do out for wealth, though it's permissible to ask a lot for wealth. It's not a do out for family, though it's good to make that for your family. It's not a do out for community or it's not it's a do out for guidance. It's a draft for guidance. The first ask of Allah subhanaw taala is a dental slit off study, Guide us to the straight path? The answer is who then live much happier that he can Kitab
without a Buffy who then did much of him, which I believe should have done is going to be talking about that this is a guidance for those who are conscious those who are mindful of a loss of habitat. And so a lot of answers that they're out right away, which is the relationship of the ABS with their with his rod, with with the servant to the master the worship or to the Lord, that You know that Allah Subhana, which Allah says, Call upon me, and I will answer you are the only so Jupiter can call upon me and I will answer you. And so that's what happens. You start off with a drop and it immediately, even as you read it as the answer from a loss of Hannah Matan. And then you
go into the things that would cause people to miss guidance. When I say Miss guidance, not miss guidance with one as that would cause people to miss out on guidance, right? Because it's not about a lot. So it's not giving you the answer. The answer is right there. It's the first if it's about people's actions that caused them to be amongst those who are a string. And so it lost some kind of hooks and it immediately gives us the disqualifiers. If you are coming to this book with a twist in hearts, you're not going to be guided by it. In fact, your deviation will be increased. If you're coming to this book, to twist it for worldly benefits, and to ignore the pure request of guidance,
and you're amongst the hypocrites, and you use it when it's beneficial to you and then you throw it away when it's not beneficial to you, then this is not going to be a book of guidance where you this is not going to be a good story for you. And so whether it is our lowly desires or our arrogance and pride. Ultimately it is Cofer and the fact that Allah subhanaw taala immediately condemns disbelief, which is rejection of the message altogether and hypocrisy. And the type of hypocrisy that Allah subhanaw taala condemns from the start is the type of hypocrisy which entails disbelief. So the first type of nofap there are two types of hypocrisy there's the hypocrisy, which is hypocrisy of
action. And the foul comedy, that a person is not does not practice. In the same way, in different environments. They practice more in some environments than they do in other environments. They practice for the sight of the people perhaps, or the quality of their deeds is increased. When they're in front of the people. When it's only a lost sight, then they lose that. That's the fact on Monday, he found our tea party, the hypocrisy of creed are those that use their disbelief. They they use their rejection, and they decorate their disbelief with belief when it's beneficial to them in this world. And then when it's not, they just shut it and they mock the message. And so obviously,
they're disqualifying themselves from the ask of guidance and that's very beautiful, some kind of love that Allah is saying from the start.
You're asking me sincerely for guidance, the answers here. But if you're coming with with it with a malicious intention, then it's your fault and no one else's fault. And then what is the law give us a lot of gives us the first story of Adam it his setup. And Adam and Eve is set up. He slips, his slips is from shala. His slip is from desire. It's not from hypocrisy. It's not from disbelief, his slip comes out of a moment of weakness with his desire. Okay? As a result of that, what happens? He turns back to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala elevates him further. After Adam it is Salaam who slipped due to his due to his moment of desire, a moment of weakness comes the
story of who for their own right, a man who insisted on pride, who has the qualities of the one who tried to make Adam slip, which is a blease, right of pride for their own with his pride, the people of Musashi his salon with their pride with their arrogance, right, those that rejected and showed pride. And there's a powerful lesson. So if you haven't Mariana Rahim Allah, He says that Adam and he has said am sins out of desire, shape on sin out of pride, the one who sends out of desire will find it easier to return back to a loss and penalty than the one who sends out of pride and you automatically see that dichotomy right in the very beginning. Right? You see it right there. Okay,
so you have Adam, it has saddam who sent out of Chautauqua out of desire and came back to a lot you have for their own who manifests the pride of the devil, and insists on that pride until his death and is humiliated. And then Allah Subhana Allah gives us and I'm going to show us how to transition here a lot so just gives us who? A man who is rich and has access to his desires, but he still doesn't have pride. Who is that one that I kept for us today? Man, what I can say out Lena cafaro right today, man it is Sam did not disbelieve. But it was the devil's with disbelief. So don't say it was too tempting. Don't say that the pride was too tempting. Don't say that the kingdom was too
tempting. No. So a man pursued guidance it is set out and so everything that was given to him of this world that could make one lustful and make one arrogant did not distract him because he maintained the sincerity of the Ask the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then a lot as a gem brings in the story about him It has allowed Abraham peace be upon him. And Ibrahim it has Salaam is mentioned in a way that his character is praised. So his character is mentioned and then what he wished to see from his oma. So if you want if you think about it like this, Adam it has salaams descendants include everyone from profits to Pharaohs. Right. They're all the descendants of Adam it
has set up and you have the Brahim and he has Salaam mentioned and sort of Mario Allah also goes from Adam to those that were on the ship of New Orleans Salaam to those that were the descendants of Ibrahim Eissa and a lot particularly speaks about the oma that Ibrahim alayhis salaam wish to see the people that would be able to carry out the purpose of Adam it is Salaam as Allah Subhana which Allah created them and so you have an introduction of Ibrahim it cetera. But it's not the introduction of Ibrahim with his father. It's not the introduction of Ibrahim or Islam in his own trauma is the introduction of Ibrahim is not wanting to see the potential of the descendants of Adam
it has set out the potential of mankind and turning back to Allah Subhana Allah and then who does it go to Pluto and then below one mount when you see that you don't know why mountains the regular people are hemo with this married or this happily at Cobo and about one that flew to Moosa where he said what about who's gonna be on the road be him, learn from me, Covina hadn't been home one afternoon ah who Muslim on that you say we believe in a lot. We believe in what Allah subhanaw taala revealed to us reveal to Abraham reveal to Ishmael, reveal to Jacob reveal to Isaac reveal to Jacob reveal to the tribes reveal to Moosa to Moses and Jesus and reveal to all of the prophets we do not
distinguish between any of them and we are amongst those who submit ourselves and Subhana Allah, the crystallization and the end of Judah, Judah one of the first just so beautiful, is the changing of the Qibla to Mecca.
So somehow a lot a lot of points, the profit slice of them and appoints the oma of the profit slice on them. Here you have the last revelation and you have a chance to live up to that ask for guidance and you have the honor of guidance if you do so.
And we have made you a metal masala. We've made you a bounced oma that you would be witnesses on the people and the Prophet would be a witness.
you and Allah mentions changing the fibula, back to the original home of Ibrahim is the direction of prayer, face back to that place wherever he may Islam expressed that desire with his son is married as they were constructing the cabin raising its foundations. So with that in sha Allah to Allah to help them to have the
back Alfie Kohn, Zack Matera smilla salatu salam ala rasulillah, while adding yourself
Firstly, I want to thank Allah subhana wa that he's allowed all of us to reach this blessing month, as a mother of today, Mashallah we've entered into the month of Ramadan. And this is a transition from not fasting, probably the majority of the year to fasting all of a sudden, every day of the month. And as the transition came with the COVID-19, and where we are staying, and primarily during the day, how we are, you know, using our day and using our time, and it's important for us to remember that this transition is something that is a conservative litmus test for us this Ramadan, this is going to be the first form of bond that we will be spending like this. So just as you
mentioned that we didn't pin blood that they had to change the Qibla there was an adjustment, just as the Hendra there was an adjustment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, all the profits coming with the message was an adjustment, it was calling to change. So change is something that we have to accept that will take place, and how it will be will be unexpected. But what's the most important is that we have certainty in the one who allows or makes that change happen. And that's so that's so important. That's why I lost it kind of with data when starting off this beautiful chapter of a bucket of the chapter, the cow the second chapter of the Quran, that he mentions in the second
verse after he mentions the beautiful versus the beautiful verse after the lemon shift on him, you know, Jean Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And even I mean, and these are words that many scholars have given the meanings of them, but they are still generally unknown as what the particular meanings of them are. And it's to show the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his ability, but moving on forward when he says that he can keep taboo Level A Buffy, he goes on to say that is a book no doubt in it. So many of us know the statements of when someone embraces Islam, they say, a shadow Allah ilaha illAllah. So if you notice, phonetically, we say La Isla ha, and that has the sound at the end
of the noun represents that you're negating the genus, you're negating any kind of understandable or anything in your perception of that noun or that object. So if I say La Jolla, Phil Bates, no man is in your house, meaning no male figure, another that cut off your bait. There's no male figure in the physical location. So when we say let Illa hat mean, there's no conceivable God that can be taken as an object of worship, except the Creator of the heavens and the earth whose name is Allah, this is the belief that we have when it comes to our recognition of the Creator. So a lot uses that same form here, when he says that is the book led array but fee, meaning that there is no shadow of a
doubt in it.
And this is how it last starts the message, showing that there's no doubt in this book, meaning that it's important for you as a human being that wants to look into this book for a means of guidance. Check your heart,
check your heart and see is my position in regards to the message of God? Is this court on that I'm about to embark upon and read and look into for whatever Nia and intention you have? Do I believe that it is a means of guidance? Or am I certain or am I someone that is looking for guidance sincerely. So when he says Level A, but it is a message for all of us. And the the grammatical makeup of that foot at the end shows that it's a negation of any kind of doubt, this book brings full certainty brings full yaqeen. But it's important for you, as I always ask myself and others, we believe in a lot. But do we believe a lot?
We believe in him. We read that there's a God and you know, doesn't have any partners and he's not like his creation. But when he says something to you, that does not sit well in your heart. Guess what? That is natural. That is natural. But what do you do at that point? the breaking point, when you realize, okay, the way that I'm feeling about this, I know it's natural, but am I trying to rectify that feeling? Am I trying to, you know, what I know is right in regards to the feeling that I have, am I trying to be the best that I can be? And that's what's very important when we look at let labor fee to automatically look in yourself and see Do I have doubt in the Quran.
Do I have doubt in God do I have doubt and what he has put forth.
And then he says, Who doesn't live in that it is guidance for the maciejewski. And this is very important when Allah mentions that it's guidance, he always mentions a particular type of person, that this guidance will be for the one that is mindful for the one that ponders over Allah and what he has placed on this earth. So when we look at the COVID virus right now, initially, some of us were scared, some of us panic, social anxiety, you know, we may know people that have passed away some of those that are positive, may Allah subhanaw taala, protect them, and make any pain or ailment that is faced and expiation for any shortcomings that have happened. But automatically,
after that feeling, do we try to rectify, if we know that it was something that was detrimental to our certainty, and a loss, predestination or God's actions? Do we realize that God did that for a certain wisdom, you know, what's so beautiful about the names and attributes of God, which is so beautiful about any of his names and attributes? The first thing is that, you know, that they are complete, they are shaman kamma, that there are complete and comprehensive, and they do not carry any deficiency naturally by default. But we, on the other hand, naturally have deficiencies. And Allah made it that way from his wisdom. So when we look at wisdom, for instance, and hacking,
everything a lot does, is rooted in certainty. So in wisdom, so when a law brings forth this Coronavirus, for instance, we have to have certainty that a lot did that for a particular wisdom, which we are not totally sure about why he did what he did. But if you look throughout history, upon a lot, the word a lesson that is learned may have been something at the time, it was something you weren't pleased with, or you thought everyone would be doomed. And some people, their lives were taken as a result of that. But throughout history, we see lessons were learned where people don't, won't fall into those same mistakes. So this core on this book is a form of guidance. When we look
at guidance, it is something that gets you out of darkness, it is something that when you are in a state of confusion, in a state of ignorance, that this book will take you out of that confusion, and will take you out of that ignorance but you have to be sure that it will or sincere and trying to find the message of getting out of that. So when he says who doesn't live in, it is for the ones that are mindful, that are mindful of what that are mindful of God and His actions that are mindful of those names and those attributes. So when you think of the names of Allah subhana wa Giada for instance, when we think of the COVID-19 now, and what has happened, what name of a law comes to your
mind, this is what you want to do, what is the name of a law that has come to my mind when this took place? Is it mercy that he withheld harm from someone? What is the harm that we may perceive now, but may not be later so looking at these names, merciful, you know that a loss of kinda without his disease at the same time? Yes, ultimate might and that might is does not exemplify or show any deficiency. This is what is important for the one that wants to obtain certainty or that has certainty. This is the process that process of servitude. There are lots of kind of without images after that it will conclude here he gives an example. I live in a new building, it will keep going
the ones that you came up the ones that believe in the unseen LD and label your keema salata are
the ones that believe in the unseen, let's stop here for a minute. The Unseen is predestination, the fact that we are uncertain, in what will take place five minutes from now, five years from now, and being content with that uncertainty should drive and push you to rely on the one that you are certain about. And that is the process, that uncertainty should drive you to more effective on to drive you to more deprivation in need of your Creator. And that is what the mindful one believes in the unseen. What Allah tells you about the unseen, even though you don't know what exactly it is. Whatever Allah tells you about it, you believe it because you are certain in the message and also
from the actions of the Motoki in the mindful ones is that they will give they will establish a salon they will pray. They will pray to a loss of kindness. And they will spend out of what they have been given mementos upon now whom we have provided for them. What do they do?
They spend in the path of the one that they are certain in. So it's very important when we start this beautiful message of the Khurana ship Omar mentioned that this first was a loss of power Dallas establishing a precedent. Look, when you start with this book, check your heart. See where your heart lies in message in regards to me, and the message that is about to be revealed to you or the message that you are about to read or to listen to or to hear about. So particularly in this time now, now that we are starting in this blessing month of Ramadan, let's make sure that we are mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that mindfulness will increase us in consciousness of his names and
attributes and the exemplification of those names and attributes, how they are acted out, and how they how they are, how they take place in our life. And being conscious of that to serve as a catalyst for actions of goods such as prayer, such as a cat, such as giving a smile to your neighbor, such as calling up a person that you may have had bad blood with, and realizing that Islam that like that a lot is bigger than the both of us in what you know, bad things we may have amongst each other. So let's just remember this beautiful verse in the beginning of Bukhara and remember that certainty is important for us malossi paneled Allah blesses with certainty and use that as a
means to increases in our mindfulness to do actions of the men is that
one, you know that the the beautiful statement that the connection that you just made, unseen, you know, the thing that that we fear most of the unseen is predestination, right? That's the that's the thing that people really get paranoid about. And Allah subhana wa tada ends that with models of now the unfit born to spend as the profit slice of them, you know, talks about what I shall not even be afraid of poverty, because you know, that allows the provider and so you still spend, because people hold back because of that fear of the unknown and the uncertainty that will come and there's a lot there's a tie between those two that you just mentioned, it's very beautiful somehow, like when you
think about the unseen, it's not a lot of the angels, the books, the one that scares people, in terms of worldly consequences is His Divine Decree. And then the one that scares people in terms of the Hereafter is the day of judgment right? And so the models are now on your own they spend out of that which they love seeking what elevation in the hereafter. zachman lafeber. So we're gonna bring in and I can tell you from now, we're not going 35 minutes I'm sorry, I already take it back.
This will be this is meant to be a little more flexible and shallow, but we won't take too long but we have with us at Hampden lab where the Justin, parent and shallot Tyler who's gonna offer another reflection child and we'll have a brief conversation about it as well. And then we hope everyone will start their total week inshallah Tada, and try to finish the first just tonight in Sharla. So go ahead, brother, just
Hey, can I make the law here but uh, Catherine Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Muhammad wa ala. He was heavy in vain. So um, it was actually quite difficult to pick like, what is the one thing I wanted to share about social Baccarat? Because it's such a great surah it's so deep and there's so much in it. But I did I picked one verse and I want to share my reflection upon that. So this verse comes near the beginning. And a loss of kind of what that is, is talking about faith and hypocrisy and unbelief. And and Allah says, well either appeal at home that to see to feel out of the blue in America, mostly Han, Allah in the home woman, we'll
see. Do you know what i can? Now? Yes, Sharon. Allah says, and where they said to them do not commit corruption on the earth. They say, indeed, we are only setting things right or we are only peacemakers. No doubt, they are committing corruption, but they did not proceed.
So this, this verses about hypocrisy, and then I was reading it too fast here before I was,
as I was preparing my notes for this little talk, and there's a specific context to this first. So as we know, sort of Baccarat was revealed. Shortly after the profits on the lohar leave, some arrived in Medina. And the Muslims are driven out of their homes, and they were they were facing this great oppression from the Amish.
And so, in this context, there was a group of hypocrites here, meaning they were pretending to be Muslims, they were against the Muslims. And they were making a show of allying with these unbelievers who had had been oppressing the Muslims so far. Right. And so when people said to them, what are you doing? Why are you aligning with these unbelievers? And they would say no, no, we're peacemakers. We're just peacemakers. Right? So
one of the lessons that we get from that is that a sign at the bottom
sat on 11 magoun. This is state of Imam Al ghazali. Right that a good deed to an oppressor is an evil deed to the oppressed, right? So we are peacemakers and we are reasonable people were peaceful people, our religion is peaceful, but it can't come at the expense of somebody else's justice that they are entitled to. Right. So I believe that's
something we can derive from the specific context of this verse. But then there's another take I have on it that I want to share. And I believe it says something more general about human nature, and that human beings have the capacity to be delusional and self righteousness. Right? So these people, they were committing corruption and corruption here is a very serious word it means like, committing bloodshed and other serious crimes like that. And then they said, No, no, no, we're peacemakers. And we're reformers. And we're the ones that are setting things. Right, right. So the human being has a tendency to rationalize their misbehavior and to rationalize their evil deeds. I
mean, it's just not wired in the human being, to having a negative self image. Nobody believes, oh, I'm an evil person, even when they're committing evil deeds, they rationalize it, well, I deserve to steal that or I deserve I pressed those people and they deserved it, and so on. And so when we're reading verses like this, I think it's important for us to take them as warnings to ourselves, right? Because a lot of the times people will cite a verse like this against somebody else, right? We recognize the hypocrisy in somebody else. And then we cite this verse against them. But I think when we're reading verses like this, it's really a warning to us, right? Because that potential for
hypocrisy exists within us. And that pretense or potential for diluted self righteousness exists within us, right? And we need to be wary of that. Right? And so, the companions of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they feared hypocrisy for themselves, even though they had this great level of faith that we can approach. They feared hypocrisy for themselves. So this isn't sustainable party. Even Abby Malaika says, a direct tooth Latina means having the BD Salalah alayhi wa sallam Kula, whom you're often if alcohol NFC.
He said, I met 30 companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all of them feared hypocrisy for themselves. All of them fear democracy for themselves.
And that has an anniversary, he said, Well, Malkoff. Oh, who elected me known? Well, I am in Abu elimina.
And he said that nobody fears hypocrisy except the believer. And nobody feels safe from hypocrisy except to hypocrites. Right? So, to me, I think we need to have a kind of a different perspective on versus like these, that this, we're not just being able to identify hypocrisy and other people. But these are warnings to us to find the hypocrisy within ourselves, to protect ourselves from that, from that potential of human nature to fall into this hypocrisy to fall into this delusion of self righteousness,
to fall into this, committing acts of corruption and then rationalizing it away and justifying it, you know, to ourselves, right, we really need to be interest. introspective, right. And this is a this last point here is that this perspective that I'm talking about, where we look at these texts that are talking about sinners, and instead of thinking about other people's sins, we need to be thinking about our own sins and protecting ourselves from those sins. I got this from a lecture I was listening to a long time ago. And I don't remember where it was, or who was saying it, but there was a sheriff, and he was going over the nullifiers of Islam. So you know, there's the deeds of
prefer that takes you out of a slot, right? And he said at the very beginning of that lecture that this bullet point list of nullifiers of Islam, they're not bullets that you use against people, right? He said, these are points, that we want to make sure our own faith is correct. We don't want to fall into these acts of prefer, we don't want to fall into these acts of nupoc. And that that is why we study the nullifiers of Islam. That's why we study hypocrisy in these verses about hypocrisy, because we don't want to be a part of that. We don't want to fall into that. It's not about us going around and pointing the finger at people. And there is a place for identifying the proxy and people
and sometimes calling it out. But the most important thing that we have control over is our own actions, and then what enters into our own
Hearts. And so when we're reading these verses, we need to take them to our own hearts, we need to take them to heart and to to ask Allah Subhana Allah to protect us from those evil characteristics. And to really be introspective and to be humble, and to never think that we are safe from this kind of horrible hypocrisy and this horrible cover that people fall into, you know, every everybody can fall into that, and the companions, they were the best
Muslims that we have as examples, and they feared that for themselves, right, and we don't have the faith that they do. But they fear that for themselves. So. So that was a verse that stuck out to me. And it was a point that stuck out to me, and I wanted to share that and
that's the kind of perspective that I have, you know, I share a lot of ideas and verses and things like that. And
those are reminders to myself, you know, that I don't I don't want to fall into the evil deeds that are mentioned by the prophet SAW a lot harder someone mentioned in the Quran.
And I don't I don't want to anyone to think that that by quoting these videos are talking about centers that should make you feel like you're better than other people, right? Those things should humble us, right? And even when we see hypocrisy and sin, and other people, that should still humble us, because we could fall into that just like they have. Right. And so, being humble is something that is extremely important. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah to forgive us, and to guide us and to protect us from the evils of hypocrisy and the evils of prefer, and the evils of bad character traits that that he and his prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam have considered
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