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Santa Monica welcome Florida, everyone. Welcome back to court and 3430 100 and Arbor. I mean before we get started in Sharla. Just a reminder that because we have the webathon and Chatelet data tomorrow, we're going to be doubling up just 20 and just 21 inshallah Tada. So we're going to be doing just 20 now in sheetlets on it and then you can log back in and shot lots of data at 11pm Central Time, midnight eastern time, and shout out to Allah for just 21 in the NA so that way on Sunday, you can join us for the webathon and remain and Charlotte's are plugged in throughout the day, but in the night time. So again, inshallah tada 11 o'clock central tonight will be just 21
please do also join us for the webinar on the nahi Tana and one of the guests for the webathon and one of our beloved. You know instructors, one of our beloved researchers, our chief editor at hamdulillah. Dr. Wayman, Anjem is with us tonight. Hi ecologic. Dr. Lena, how are you having
to come it's a pleasure to have you. And for those that don't know and hamdulillah so make sure that you check out the art of worship paper that Dr. Ouma wrote handed enough. On top of being our chief editor, he has written some extremely valuable pieces of the dinner on the madonie Society. And he chose to come in with a very light topic. His first paper for European was just the very neutral paper he wrote on khilafah. So
nothing too controversial just came right.
There's a powerful paper and handed a lot of bromine on the left
and provoked a lot of discussion that's still ongoing and then wrote up, you know, multiple papers, but this one on art of worship and handled as a beautiful line of ambush. So Dr. Ron, can you just talk just maybe a minute about snapshot of that paper in Sharla on the art of worship that she wrote.
So you know, I was thinking last Ronald on after post translating with Sally Keane What do I learn from my data about worship? Is it a science, you know, what is it and idea came to me that it's really an art because it's a it's a thing of beauty and you have to think about your relationship to Allah subhanaw taala as you would if as if you were creating a piece of art and you know, everybody comes with different strengths. And Allah subhanaw taala gives you freedom to do so many different things in so many different ways.
And just as you know, piece of art, if you will, you see its beauty once it once it comes, it comes together at the end and then others witness the beauty of it like people, you know, witness the beauty of your character, as it is a hadith
about the people of a lot that is out who care a lot when they are seen allies mentioned. So as if they are a piece of art, that Allah subhanaw taala is created. And anyway, that's what that's what inspired the piece. I'm gonna say inshallah, Tada. I hope that everyone reads it, Zack, look out for that. I have one question for Dr. Wayne before before I start, how do you feel about people that call you Obama doesn't bother you?
Well, I know one person who calls me Obama, but he you know,
but my name is our way. There we go.
You know, but everybody including my mom.
They call me different things, whatever is easier for them because the name isn't the easiest. So I actually do not mind I'm not offended when people try. Okay, I'm moving on. But for trivia for everyone, without a doubt, I'll be alive on whose name was actually our way. So you're named after a great companion about a cul de sac look here for being with us and inshallah Tada. We'll go ahead and get started spinning out how the last lots of summers the law attorney he was talking to his woman why law. So now is we're in just 20 we're still in makin are on. And I want to mention one particular verse from sort of puzzles, and then I'll move on to an anchor boat. And the reason being
is that I had told you all to please pay attention to a idea that connects to the previous judges. In the previous judges we saw what ended are actually a writer called Praveen last pants are certain sorts of show I want to warn your closest relatives to call your closest relatives to Allah first. And we sort of talked about how the profit slice of unbuilt starting from himself I need his thought was Salaam and then his immediate family, and then his extended relatives. And then he called the tribes that were close to civil law when he was selling them. And that was a tough team that was a divine order of how to actually broadcast the call of the snap. And in Sudoku puzzles, you find a
very painful IRA upon the prophets of Allah and he was seldom and that is verse 56. In metadata, the man
But when I can Allaha yahi vinyasa, it is not you who guides whom you will Verily Allah subhana wa tada or it is not you who guides whom you love. Verily It is Allah subhana wa tada who guides him He wills. And this is something that's very profound because it comes in relation to the pain of the prophets of Allah Hardy was seldom, at the time of the death of applauded. prophets lie some lovable, positive and doubleton of love of the prophets lie some and protected him but other thought it was insisting
on his his ways, the ways of his forefathers and we know that in those last moments of will Jehan, and if you if you're watching the meeting, Mohammed said alongside him series, we talked about our beloved knowmia both prompted Apollo and caused him to be conflicted in his last moments, where the Prophet slicin was saying to him just say that either had Lola Just give me that testimony. And I will be able to defend your case before our last panel john on the Day of Judgment, and they continue to prompt of alternative so that he would not give the profits by some that word and it hurt the profit slice them deeply. And Allah subhanaw taala revealed this as a comfort to him. And
Allah knows who the Moto DNR, Allah knows who those who truly are guided are. And this is something that when you think about, you know the prophets that came before we see the pain of Ibrahim alayhis salaam with his father, we see the pain of No How to his salon with his wife, the pain of law, tiny salon with his wife, the pain of various profits, with their children, profits with their parents profits with their siblings, and almost all people, all the prophets had issues with some of their people that they love dearly. And this was a loss of hundreds I was saying to the Prophet sallallahu so that meant to us by extension, that guidance belongs to Allah subhanaw taala and so we call and
we call and we call but then we leave the rest to Allah azza wa jal and of course, this is one test of the multiple tests and so we get into sort of an anchor boat when I'm asked what my favorite surah in the Quran is. And of course, we've said that some of the Sahaba would mention their favorites. Um, Kubota is one that I often think about, because it starts off right from the bat. Has he been national in your truck? Who and your cool man now on like afternoon, do people think that they just simply say we believe and they are left alone, that they are not to be tested, and in reality without putting a ton alladhina and probably him, everyone that came before you was tested,
the rights were tested before you whether they were prophets, or martyrs, or righteous people that were within the stories, the context of those profits for the Ottoman Allah Allah Dena sada poliana mendonca been and that's how Allah knows the truthfulness of the person. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us amongst them and not amongst the opposite, that Allah is mentioned. Now sutra Angkor Wat, talks about tests as a whole, but I'll mention just a few things about the suit on child tie, then I'll move on to Dr. Ouma COVID-19 tada shrewton Angkor Wat speaks to both. It's very interesting because it's nothing but the morphus seating and say that part of it is Mecca prior to
the hedra to Abyssinia, and Makkah prior to the hedra of Medina. So it's interesting because the difficulty of migration, and Allah is addressing two separate contexts but within the same category of good deeds, which is migration for the sake of a loss price on a hedgerow for the sake of Allah. So you'll find actually both some mid mucking out in the surah and some late mechanized out. But both sets of ions are proceeding, a very difficult choice for the believers to have to migrate for the sake of Allah to flee with their religion and escape persecution. And you think of a hadith where the Prophet slicin mentions the shape on coming to a person and in the context of the
believers. And when a person's going to become Muslim. The shavon comes in, he says, Are you going to become Muslim and abandon the religion of your father and your forefathers, and that person about Islam, that person disobeyed the shape on and becomes Muslim anyway? Now, sometimes that doesn't happen, right, which we just talked about one of those incidents where the shape ons messaging penetrates. But then if that doesn't work, when it comes time for heads up, the person is about to make his ra in this sequence of Hadeeth. And somehow the shape Vaughn comes in, he says, Are you really going to leave behind your place of safety and everything you've earned everything you've
worked for in your homeland, and verily, an immigrant lives like a neutered horse. It's very interesting terminology, right? That the way that the shavon describes the vulnerability of the refugee and the vulnerability of an immigrant in this situation, and the prophets lie some other allow saw for hardship that that person disobeyed the shape on and makes the hero anyway, so it wasn't easy to make kids at all, especially when all you knew was maca. And so that's where you're seeing the difficult choice of higit or to renounce your faith and stay in Mecca, just a few ions. What bothered
Deena cafaro Latina ammonoid tiberi Sabina in our national health icon well maham behind me and I'm an ATI alum and sheet in the humla kV one verse 12, that the unbeliever say to the believers, follow our way and we will carry the burden of your sins. And they say they say so and they're not even able to carry their own sins, right? They're liars, they're not able to even carry their own burden of sins. They don't even believe in the hereafter right for them to say that will carry your sins on top of ours as part of their mockery. But that's the way they thought about in terms of trade in nomina, Kathy bone and verily they were liars. And according to some of the way out, this was a last
ditch attempt with almond real hip hop, it'll be a long time I'm home before the hits
the other soufiane and some of his peers came to him and said these things to him directly. They said, Listen, just follow us, come back to us. We'll carry your burden on the Day of Judgment. If there's one, don't worry about it, come back to us and we'll take care of you. And of course, they succeeded in taking a Yash when they took his his cousin the half brother of Abuja away not by telling him that you know, you can renounce this thumb some people did renounce Islam but but telling him that you know, your mother is worried about you and come back to your mom and almost all the allow to Idaho State firm, and he continued his way. And this is one of the ways that shavon
comes to a person and vulnerability in the story of kaboo Medical the A lot of times when Karen mentions that as I was being excommunicated and waiting for the revelation to come in my regard that the king of a son, a Christian sent me a letter and he said called to a novena and all Sahiba had Jeff Hakka went on the edge Anika la Hobi Dobie Hawaiian well I'm aware that it's come to us that your your companion, the prophet sly Sam has abandoned you. And Allah did not put you here to be humiliated or lost. And he said, I took that letter, and I burned it in the oven. right but like that's how chiffon tries to come to a person when they're in that low point. Follow our ways
instead. And the last times I says whether the nyjah delphina, the unknown sabudana in Allah, Allah and rushing in and those who strive in our cause, we will guide them to our ways we will open the doors of goodness for them, in terms of their paths to Allah subhana wa Tada. We will open for them ways in this world as well. Finally, what to Jada kitabi 1130. Here are some in the Latina one moment home were called to Ananda Villa De Anza. He they know onto that he they come, well, you don't know what you can walk when the homeless theme on verse 46, as the believers are about to make their way to Medina, Allah says, particularly with the Dalai Lama to the people of the book, are you
not with them except in the best of ways, and do not accept for them that are oppressive towards you those that are nasty and utterly unjust toward you. And say to them, we believe in what was revealed to us and we believe in what was revealed to you, and our God is your God and we are amongst those who submit ourselves to Allah. The scholar said this applies to the believers going to have a shot of a sin. Yeah. And this applies to the believers going to Medina, Allah and giving them the methodology to start with the Christians and avicennia to start from a place of we believe in what was revealed to you in its original form, and we believe in what was revealed to us and what the
Muslims that were migrating to Medina and dealing with the Jewish tribes in the Vienna we believe in what was revealed to you and we believe in what was revealed to us I've been on vessel The law says that this was the methodology for dealing with the People of the Book prior to both of the hingeless since both of the Hijaz were to places where the People of the Book resided. So with that, inshallah Tada. I will pass it on to our beloved Dr. Wayman and Charlotte's on it to take it from there but like more
is like malaria. Hello hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah.
So this is the juice that we have today has two main pillars, sort of puzzles and a LAN coupled. And as Jeff pointed out, these are sewers, that came toward the end of the big napkin period and some of the facility and saved before the first stage at off to Habesha as well. And what I want to talk about is how to conceptualize what the Quran is doing, we see these middle smack in two scenarios.
These are this is the epitome the height of the tarbiyah
by Allah subhanaw taala of the Prophet Alayhi Salam and of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam. And this is this is the time
when a lot of sutras are being revealed in Mecca.
And these Sutras, some of them are long, and they seem to have a more calm demeanor like sort of out of an eye on their long surah is that the Sahaba Perhaps this was a time when people had
find time to to memorize and reflect on these long stories. And then you have some sources.
Toward the end of the second period, when it's the pitches higher, you know, things are really, really difficult. And the message that the servers are giving, it is dealing with both very particular circumstances and the general message to the oma and to humanity at large as the oma is going to turn to the poor on year after year until the day of judgment.
So I want to make two points about how to receive these sutras of the Quran or any sort of the
the first point is that these sutras
are, especially in the meccan period are creating the mental furniture of a believer, that is,
how the mind of a believer is structured in and what kind of, if you will, rooms and furniture it is it has, as a believer, and a group of believers can trance difficult challenges in life.
The challenge may be that your parents are non righteous or even Moshe keen, and you are on the one hand indebted to them. On the other hand, they're asking you to leave your face, the challenge may be that you are like Musa alayhis, salam, helpless, raised in the house of a pharaoh, and then is now having to go back and confront the Pharaoh. The challenge may be that you are a leader of a community, a law giver, as Melissa was you may be a leader.
And you find that there are challenges behavior that
confront that that contradicts faith within that community. within the community of believers, you may be Ibrahim alayhis salaam, alone move ahead head as a sole worshipper of Allah, Allah in the house of an idle maker in society and community in a kingdom that is not willing
to abandon to turn away from its idle and from his desires, you may be new or who has called on his people, year after year after year. And so, if you look at these sources,
select a shoe IRA and animal analysis seem to have almost a continuous theme. And the central story in the sutras is the story of Musa alayhis salaam different aspects of the story of Musa alayhis salaam are developed and then in Surah, align carboot there are other prophets stories are brought in. Now all of these stories had been mentioned. All these prophets had been mentioned before in aloud often earlier soon as Olympia, but now they're being brought back to deal with the specific situation, which is now the things are difficult. How are you going to deal with when you are being driven out like Musa alayhis salam have to run away? And how are we going to deal with the situation
in your life as an uncovered speaks of Lu Ali Salam who believed in Ibrahim Ali Salaam and then he was sent to his people who committed a grave factory show such a great furniture
and Muth is an outsider. He's a he is perhaps the only prophet who is an outsider to his people. So all of these different circumstances are commented on through the stories of profits so that the mental furniture of a believer is
is made up of stories and examples of Prophet Mohammed Salah I sell them first and foremost. And then for the Prophet himself the rule his role models are Moosa and Ibrahim and Aretha made peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. So this is one theme that stands out in all of these mecanizados and they are, if you will, the madrasa of the Quran there this this the Quran is a school and like in a school you have different grades and different topics and themes. When you're reading the Quran with with attention to these different themes and to how they relate to the profits life.
different phases in profits life, they actually teach you enormous lessons that you might add first
When you're not paying attention, that this is just repetition. The second thing I want to mention is how less than $1 in the short span of 23 years of the mission of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, expose Muslims individually as well as as a group to new circumstances, new situations, new challenges, and then commented on them. And Allah subhanaw taala did not leave any significant any important situation that the oma was going to face that was not brought up by the story of an individual Sahabi by a woman complaining to the prophets, Allah and the Prophet responding back to her by some of the Sahaba having difficulty in in confronting the very difficult, you know,
situation like the war or something, and that Allah subhanaw taala made it happen so that Allah could comment on it, Allah, Allah to Allah
did not need to do that he could have just given us a book of theory, but Allah Spanish, Allah made it so that all of these stories come to life so that they are felt as a strongly felt emotion, that so that you can fully absorb the message of the Quran and also so that you can find, if you will, you could you could find the right furniture for the right situation.
And that is the great wisdom that the Quran teaches us and especially you find them in sort of like sort of a process and uncovered
Zack a long Hold on. So how am I very powerful, and I think it's, I love the mental furniture concept. And I think that one thing that one of our teachers had once mentioned is that when it comes to the viola, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, his son gives us guidance and everything and we relate to him and everything in our lives. But the stories of the prophets were not just there to make Russell last nice and I'm firm, they are there as timeless lessons and you know that you're connecting with the stories of the prophets when you start to experience certain things and like you said, you immediately go to the room of more size than to the room of naughty synoptic these
different places. Exactly. Look at Dr. Wagner for those beautiful reflections. inshallah, Tasha, Come, take us away and then we'll get to have some little discussions all the time as well.
Mr. Nawaz salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah, he was a woman when I'm about no I just was he was mentioning the different rooms and you know, the furniture with the prophets and their experiences and their natural the way Ally's created them. There fits on Yeah, it's interesting. How within the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala he gives them different characteristics. You know, I mentioned you know, loot and Ibrahim and he that he wouldn't let me say again, I'm going he's it's okay for him to be alone. Right? He's totally fine with that. But then it's like, okay, you know, when he you know, Lama Raja Musa Habana Asif and he came back and he was angry. Right? That's a
really catchy whatever you don't see when Moses grabs heroines, his beard in his head, any you know who he lay. So you see the personalities that are different with the prophets. And that's comforting. As I mentioned before the stories of the Sahaba is the same situation. You see the different personalities even within the for qualified Rashi Dean, they have characteristics that has been given Subhanallah and that's a shameless plug for one of the papers that I really love phenomenal paper called I think it's spiritual personalities. I can't remember the exact name of it, but it really speaks about that by so we have their hand very beautiful paper in regards to that.
Mashallah. So what I want to touch on in sha Allah is
of our own is speaks about in the chapter of casas verse number 76, and 77 primarily, verse 77, were a loss of kind of what data is giving a form of advice to those that he has blessed or have been blessed with an abundance of resources, if we can save money, but I would like to say resources because when we think money we think of the paper money a lot of times but as we know money was the dinar and the deer him and there was also the barter system, gold and silver. And it was also the barter system that we we see today but not as prevalent as we did in their times. So we can say belongings or resources those that have that many resources are plentiful. It's important to listen
to these forms of advice that was given by by the people of our own to our own. Our own as was mentioned in the Quran is Allah Subhana Allah mentions, he says in the Quran was from the people of Moosa,
but he Tyrone eyes them and we gave him treasures to whom the keys when burden abandons have strong men. That isn't the fattier who, that the keys that he had were so big and huge that it would burden a pan of strong men that would try to hold these keys to show
The level of his his wealth, but with that wealth, he tyrannized people and he said there upon his people said to him, Do not exalt any very last panda does not like those that are exalted those that
indulge and embarrass themselves themselves in the extravagance to the degree that it can become tyrannical. And this is this the verse that follows that is important because many times we may say as Muslims in regards to the dunya in regards to this worldly life, the tangible life that we see in front of us that is temporary, we may say that is in contrast with having money or with having an abundance of resources. But that's not the case from an Islamic perspective. Rather, it is whatever you have been given whether it's $1 or $1 million. How do you use that money? When we look at the camera the study on the rulings of the Sharia, it really is what deals with the animal kingdom the
theme the actions of the responsible parties primarily, there are some things that are intrinsically Haram, but when we talk about the actions of the McCullough theme, that is what is important here. So these forms of advice is firstly where lots of kind of what the author says that they relate says, I throw them in there. So Jean, would tell the female attack alone a doubt if you know and seek the life seek the life to come by means of what God has granted you woman till the female attack a lot and to desire from what Allah has given you, a data afternoon. So using what you have been given from Rosa aware, say Allah will have the Bestower the one that is full of abundance, when
he has given you make sure you use it again, the verb, you use it and that which is in a way that is beneficial to yourself, by doing it in a way that's pleasing to Allah to yourself and to others and in this case, Ottoman, because he was a Thai radical individual with the wealth and belongings and resources that he had. They are reminding him what you have, make sure you use it and that which is beneficial to people second form of advice is what they say well, that tends to MLC becoming a dunya as was mentioned their perception of the dunya here is interesting, because linguistically, the scholars may say that of two different understandings of the word dunya dunya is that which is it do
Newfield mancilla, meaning that it is something that is low and something that shouldn't be valued to the high degree to the degree, that one neglects the akhira, or the actions of the athletes or the actions that are beneficial for their hero. Dunya means proximity as well being that it is proximal to the time when everything will perish, or the African or the next life. Therefore, what's interesting here last is Don't forget your portion from the dunya. Another understanding of this there are many understandings from the scholars of Tafseer is that your portion of this dunya is that which is temporary. Even though you have a portion of it, don't forget to take from it and that
which is beneficial to you. But the word no seed means portion, meaning that your portion that you have within this dunya or the portion of the junior ended up itself, being that the junior is something that is temporary, and it will not last. It's a beautiful statement that someone mentioned I mentioned earlier is so panela we think about this concept, you are dead longer than you are alive to panela. So when you think of the dunya is as original katabi when mentioned, you know he passed by a place that was a must be a pass by a place that was a trash a trash can and he looked at his companions and he pointed to the Trash Can he said had he done Yak Malachi tiny sooner or later. He
said this is the junior that all of you cherish. So when he's talking, they're talking to God and they're saying look, everything that you have fun is going to end. But what is most important is how you use this to invest in the next life. Third form of advice were last month I says what I said to my accent Allah who he like to remember Firstly, that a lot as a result, because we mentioned earlier and then Allah said kind of went down that gives you everything that your senses can encounter. Even your senses itself has been given to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the beautiful verse that we always mention with the unfussy can fly to be seen on and in your own
selves, do you not look and ponder? So whatever you have been given, just remember, do good with that what you have been given, give back to people, if you have resources, make sure that you take from it and give to people that are in need by educating them by financially supporting them or by giving your time and expertise. I sin came at us and Allahu e lake. And that is the way that it is in the Arabic language is to remind you that every single thing that you have has been given to you. As a matter of fact, it is not reciprocal. It's a gift. It's a fabu and a NEMA for Lumina llahi when that last one bit of advice is where lots of kind of data says when I tell you what well that's a
built in facade the feel of the in Allah Allah you hibou and move studying and do not cause corruption on the earth do not desire tably do not desire the facade.
On the earth, the corruption on the earth for very long lost $1 does not love the ones that cost corruption. And it's beautiful here because they in the advice with what Allah loves, it's reminding qarun Look, you are here temporarily. And it's as some of them have been said in this advice for caught on lacking the whole equally or equally Harun. It is for every generation, it is for every individual, but particularly those that have the Oh soften the characteristics of our own being that they have been given an abundance and resources in the Caribbean in an Omega hunter malarkey. Last month Allah says it really you are those that struggle and work hard for a you know you work hard to
obtain things and to hit Boone and malherbe Benjamin you love, money in abundance. You love these things in abundance, but make sure that whatever we work hard for that that work has been given to us by Allah, the faculties that he's been that he's given to us, physically, mentally, intellectually have been given by Allah subhana wa Taala how are we giving back to people to others and not being tied ironical by the resources that has been given by the king and the Bestower over half of all resources, Allah subhana wa tada may last month Allah make us of those that are thankful for every blessing that we have been given may allow us to realize that it is a blessing and that we
be people of influence and change for the good inshallah.
Allah Subhana Allah, it's in the Quranic terminology.
Everything that Allah gives to any group of people is relevant to people on both sides of the coin, so, but attacks I've done a lot of if you're the nominee, I'm gonna bloody moon, do not think that Allah is unaware of what the oppressors do, is comfort for the oppressed and a warning to the oppressor. And so when I was talking to a tyrant, that's comfort for the one that's a victim of a tyrant and a warning to a person who acts like a tyrant. When Allah is talking to a prophet, it's comfort to the one that is falling in the way of the Prophet and a warning to the one that oppresses or that that obstructs righteousness in their society. So it's a beautiful connections of how as
we're thinking about the way that the poor and seamlessly brings in these two categories of people.
Dr. wiemer, would you like to share any reflections on what was just shirt?
You're on mute, sir. Is that good luck, a beautiful reminder.
So when you were talking, I thought about a couple of things. First, the fact that padrone is a believer, right? He belongs to the community of Mossad.
So he's a Muslim.
And so he he acts the way he does, right with his his his his tyranny and his access.
And what I think is quite remarkable about the story of Mousavi Salaam, which is why it's the most developed story in the corner. And,
and, and really, it's a model for which Allah sets up those stories so that Muslims can learn from it.
And his story is most complex because he has to deal with right from the very beginning, we learn his story since he's a baby and being thrown
into the river by his mother. And so he's born into this, this this tyranny at tyranny and fear. And he grows up in in that in the palace of, of throne. And then when he of course, he confronts
the throne tourney, but then when he has to confront his own people, he has to confront his believers. And they, as Allah says, is no power and instead of the stuff
that they harm him, they annoy him, they they as if torture him. Right.
And that's the nature I think there's something to be learned for any day. Any sum, anyone who wants to give guidance, whether somebody is a teacher or a parent, or a diary to Muslims, that it is your people whose hurt is going to be he's going to get to you more than anybody else's when the Fed does it. You know, you can wear it as a feather in your hat like this is this is an honor for me that I'm being tortured
by for our own, but then it is people who just past two they crossed the Red Sea with you they saw the greatest
miracle and as Allah says in Surah aarav as soon as they got on the other side after seeing all of the miracle and the believers and they've seen all of this they say Musa I learned lancom Allahu Allah, make us a god, a God make us an idol like they have an idol to worship, turning away from Allah Subhana datto gave them the greatest miracle. So that's one thing we learned from the story of Korra on our own
This is an internal Muslim problem.
And, well, I'll just stop there.
I know what's in your heart. Or I don't know what's in your heart, but I feel what your what you want to what you want to say. And I think it strongly resonates as it's become abundantly clear when we see the situation of the oma today that it is our own brothers, unfortunately, that that stabbed the backs of their brothers that render us and you know what hypocrisy and betrayal is just so Fianna is so shameless, just open, you know, like you're not guessing anymore. It's not
you know, just people that will support the enemies against their brothers and sisters and assist in the oppression that's at the global level. And I know that that's something near and dear to your heart as a cause. And when we see it everywhere, you know, and
it becomes overwhelming. So we lost parents out to protect us from the hypocrites of our own man protect us from being hypocrites within our own environment, then, and something Dr. Amer you know, I just thought about all our health, all the law and when he was stopped, and he asked who stabbed him when they told them it wasn't a Muslim, a 700 and another person who stabbed me it was not someone who says Allah, because it does hurt it hurts in the physical sense and it hurts in the emotional sense when the other one the harm, emotional harm and mental harm own and that is a serious tribulation. So again, may Allah protect us from being on the harming side and protect us
from from the harmed as well from being harmed in a way that could shake our faith and lucky for Superman and unite our hearts and purge from us. That which is displeasing to him from within us and from without,
like my life had beautiful reflections, powerful reflections and 100 factor women will be with us for the webathon as well as all the time we're looking forward to having you And just a reminder to everyone else in Charlotte to please join us in Charlottetown to support us inshallah, if you can, and go to yuckiness two.org slash Milan to download the ebooks as well as the papers, including Dr. Wayne bridge paper that just came out and join us tonight inshallah tada for the second half of this just 21 inshallah, at 11pm, central cinema come around to allow him to cut that out.
The benefit of that sort of that coming together to learn is not merely the imparting of information and the receiving of information or the discussion that takes place, it's people coming together, to feel that tranquility from Allah, and to also feel like they can talk about a lot in a safe and a thoughtful space. And we've structured these conviction circles over the period of a semester, so that these modules actually take into consideration that student's schedule, so that you feel like there's something that you're working towards every time you start a module. And by the end of it, you feel like you've gained some literacy in that topic. And at the same time, you've identified the
proper parameters that are given to us through the tradition as to how we should look at these issues. And you also have some mature discussion and the bonding that takes place through that mature discussion with other classmates and other students that probably have the exact same concerns and the exact same questions about our tradition. Our goal is not just to have a place for critical thinking, we also want to encourage self reflection. This is not just some sort of intellectual playground this is meant to be a camp for self development, because we believe that Yep, being that conviction directly leads to contribution.