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Qur’anic Reflections #1

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Omar Suleiman

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The By-Laws of Justice in the Qur’an
Tune in with Dr. Omar Suleiman, Sh. Abdullah Oduro, and Sh. Yasir Fahmy for the first part of Qur’anic Reflections

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nightly for an program. So if you've had a chance to tune in on Monday night where we talked about or added parables last night or attic miracles, tonight is more of a reflection session inshallah Tada. So I think each one of these nights offers us a chance to go deeper into the plan and to think about how we can stay connected to it in numerous ways, especially in the aftermath of Ramadan, and hamdulillah. blessed to have once again, should have the low door. So we're bringing back the poor and 3430 crew.

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And our beloved chef, yes affect me as well and shall let's reflect tonight. So inshallah tada we're going to talk about something which obviously, is very relevant to everything that's been happening, but certainly not isolated to it because I think that what we see is that the concept of justice is intertwines with every one of our interactions or individual interactions or interactions with family, with society, with self and the UN has very beautiful has very beautiful discourse on the concept of justice and how, how it's comprehensive and fits all of our situations. So inshallah Tada, I'm going to hand it off to Shambala to talk about the set of ayaats that we are going to

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reflect on together. Tonight, inshallah

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just took a look around Bismillah salatu salam ala rasulillah while he was suffering, when Am I bad hamdulillah I'm just glad to be here, being on this platform with the illustrious Michigan shield to talk about this beautiful, beautiful verse. And as we know the Quran is something that we as Muslims Mashallah use as a as a as a dare we even say manual or a structure of life in which we turn to ultimately and primarily for sources of guidance, because a lot being an alien being that he knows all and he addresses everything that is needed for us. So that which is not really mentioned in specific etc, is based on his knowledge that is comprehensive and his wisdom that appropriates that

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knowledge. We want to talk about in Charlize vert on the chapter of Matt ADA, the chapter the table spread, where loss of kind of what Tyler mentioned in verse number eight, so we're in chapter number five, verse number eight, where after mentioning the blessings that he gives to his creation, he talks about the concept of justice here, where he says after all, the lemonis shunning regime Yeah, you have nothing I'm an akuna Oh, well, I mean a little law he shuhada I've been this will add Magna cum Shana and Coleman Allah Allah tidy lu lu upgradeability taqwa. So I'm going to mention this first portion of inshallah briefly because I want to capitalize on one particular thing. Firstly,

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the loss of kind of Allah gives the general call to those of you that believe, which is a need out of shut off, there is any doubt a noble call to those. So those he's speaking to are the one that feels they're being addressed. Recognize that it is a noble position, that you have this belief, and this, this one and desire to do what God wants you to do. So after that, he says, to be of those that stand stand out firmly for Allah and as just witnesses, be those that stand out firmly for Allah as just witnesses. So you're standing out for loss of Hannah with Allah, in what way and being a just witness, she had that bid on fist, that this is someone that is just because you could be

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standing out of witnessing something, or to stand out in front of something, but it is not for it has an ulterior motive behind it, or it's to please human beings. And that's where last month Allah continues on the next portion, which I really want to capitalize on where he says, Well, he demanded a commissioner an omen either let it do and do not let the enmity and hatred towards people cause you to avoid justice. Let's actually do it do the tough one. And then the law says here, do not let the the criminalization layer GD men nicomachea gd men netcom comes from gentlemen and we know the word Majid M or JD ma means crime, a Muslim is a criminal. So do not let people criminalize you

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criminalize you because of their hatred, or do not let your hatred of the people do an action that is unjust. So a law here is addressing something that is so beautiful, that even though he gave us the order in the beginning, he knows your nature, that you may be someone that may be altered, or may be affected by your hatred towards a people, or by the people's hatred towards you, which could in result be your hatred towards them or your dislike towards them or your your lack of care of their benefit. Allah says no, you uphold the laws of a law because every human beings has rights. And everyone's right is someone else's responsibility. So depending on your position, that's where

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it's very important for you as one of the panel Ah, I think we'll look one of the kings of the battle.

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appeared, he said, he said, I dealt with a to z Lu and I data and I dour to Z, Lu and I data that the enmity that we may have towards someone or a genus or class of people can relinquish justice. And naturally we may lean towards a people or a group or a person or a thought, but do not let that

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divert you from being just and that's what's so beautiful about this verse. And he says, It dealu upgradeable it tuck what be just for barely, that is closest to a piety. And then last month, Allah continues by saying with tequila in the light, habido amount of time unknown, and fear Allah for rarely Allah is well aware of what you do. And that's the main reflection I wanted to capitalize on this verse was the second portion, or a loss of kind of what Allah says, Do not let mankind's expectations or hatred or your hatred or dislike towards them, diverts you from doing that which is right. And that's what's very important of this verse because doing that which is right is an action

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of a just person unless Metallica makers, just and those of justice. So she asked her what are your reflections on on this verse in regards to you know, this chapter five verse number 800 level salatu salam ala rasulillah

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Latika low frequency Kabbalah and Shia Hamada, it's good to be with you guys again And may Allah, Allah allow that the blessings of Ramadan are still with us because Mashallah Milan was full of nourishing beauty and blessings and lama suomela allow that, to continue to descend upon us. And all of you and your families are behind. I mean,

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I wanted to think about this verse in the context of sort of

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the broader context of when this surah was actually revealed, and as most of them have a saloon, have noted that this is a late Medina and surah. So there's a lot that had already happened and transpired in the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the details of the mechana, muddiman period, and all of the machinations of that that brings us in culminates into this sutra, which is which has a quality of finality. In the sutra is arguably one of if not the last verses of the whole time, which is an element committed to electron Deena calm that today I have perfected for you your religion, what it's meant to on equanimity and I have perfected and I have completed for you, my

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favorite My blessings upon you. And the Jews of Medina told zetonna Omar that if we were to have received a verse like this, we would take this day as a day of eight, a day of celebration because there's a sense of serious there's a sense of completion, a sense of perfection. And and that's something brothers and sisters that I want us to seriously think about because there's so much that goes on in our day to day lives and past, present and future. And I should have Bella was indicating there are so many different forces that may come to impact or to inform how we are or what we are. But Allah subhanho wa Taala in this surah, which has a very final quality.

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He starts off in a very direct fashion.

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As he's now like, imagine Allah is now completing everything for us. He's like, okay, pay attention. Yeah, you Hello, Dina Amano. Ofu below code, all you who believe. And that's us, you know, those who really strive to be in loving surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Fulfill your obligations, and be loyal to your pact. All right, be loyal to your commitments, as a very direct order from a loss of Hannah Montana, be mindful of who you are. And be mindful of what your commitments are, because I expect from you full and utter loyalty.

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And this is, I mean, this is the final nail that's coming out. I mean, really after this promises lm very shortly after he dies. And and what's so profound about this sutra, is the utter detailing that Allah subhanaw taala puts out a lot specifies, in in very specific detail, what that pact actually looks like. So he begins by telling us, oh, for being rude, you know, be committed, or a little combahee metal, and it just kind of comes a little bit out of left field a lot tells us I've made livestock, you know,

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what's lawful for you?

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And so you may think, like, what is livestock have to do this is the Motorola Kadena Comm. This is the finality. But then Allah ends the verse by saying in the La Jolla, who may read, Allah commands that which He wills. So I was really grabbing his attention here by telling Listen, there's a pact between you and I. And I decree exactly what I decree as I decree it. And that's what I want you to be committed to. So then Allah in verse two, he starts to detail for us. Yeah, you know, Dena Amano, not to Helloooo sha Allah

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Last pantalla starts to talk about the sacred bonds and the sanctity that Allah places on this earth. So he identifies sacred time, Sha, Allah when I shall hold on the sacred month, the sacred offerings, that Allah subhanaw taala notes, the animals and how you engage with them, and there's a sanctity and a sacredness, a quality of how you and when you can solder and not. And then Allah Subhana Allah says, Well, now Yeah, Judy, when that comes in the annual payment, and so boohooman imagine how long and don't let your anger towards those who deprived you or prevented you from the sacred house

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and tell you that you ever transgress. And this comes in a very particular context, because imagine the companions, they're coming back, they didn't get to do the thing that they wanted to do, which was Ramadan. And then they have to go back. And there's a sense of real pain. And here they have a group of Mr. Kenan coming to go going towards, and now Allah is telling them, you have a sacred pact, you have it, you have now a commitment and you can't break it. So Allah subhanaw taala, in the second verse, is detailing. He's detailing to us, what sacredness looks like, and what is expected to be preserved in time, space, people, animal agreements, etc. And last count data comes in verse

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number three, podium autonomy coordinator was done at McKinsey. Allah starts to detail for us the type of food we can consume, what we can eat, what we can't eat. Right, and all of the details around that. And he nestled within this verse, a very specific indication, he says, Elio Maja is alladhina cafaro mendini Confederate ashampoo maggioni. Today, those who have rejected me, they have full despair, that of you and the dean that you follow federal law, Sheldon don't fear them, fear me. Imagine the the broader context of the nature of the human condition and the interaction between human beings and the push and pull in the battle of wills. Allah saying today, the discourse has

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been elevated officially. fella duck show him la shoni le oma admitted to lacantina calm today I have perfected for you this religion. Right What are the two lowest common Islam Medina and I am what I am content for you and what I seek for you as your path and your way is to be in loving surrender.

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So then look at continue they asked you what what is Helen, Luna Canada or hell alone What is halal for us to eat. So then Allah describes in detail what is highlighted to eat and then we continue to highlight a pie that everything that is that is good has been made lawful for you and the food of the People of the Book, and then a discussion around what type of relations Can you have and who can you marry in the details of interactions between human being in the space of intimacy and the boundaries that have to be maintained in that reality.

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very explicit detailing in the end of revelation about what the pact between us and Allah subhana wa tada looks like all these need to ask about Romania you Hi Latina Amano in Surah EDA, there are 16 out of 89 in the Quran, and each one of these 16 they stand out as a fundamental branch and a pillar of what the pact with a loss of data looks like. Then Allah Subhana Allah in verse number six, he takes another turn and he tells us yeah, you already know a manual in our company lasala five zero would you have Why do you know this very explicit detailing of Sala of making will do of how we make will do what we wash what we wipe. If the cases that we don't have water, what we do we make t mo

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etc, etc, etc. and weaved into each one of these verses, you'll notice something very explicit what Taka La, La La Kuru Alamo, always Allah indicating in weaving out these branches and these details. Be mindful of Allah. Don't forget of Allah. Don't forget about the Acura La La Comtesse guru and while you think Allah says, you know, the job now you read a la jolla de la caminhada de la de novo a hardship well that can you redo the Utah hero coma? Well, I can you redo the opa hero come? What do you timani I met her who alikum allow us to purify us. He wants to affirm our blessing so that you can be thankful. And then as we're now going towards verse number eight, Allah says in verse

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number seven

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was Kudo. Now I'm not a la jolla Aleikum, WA me FERPA who Allah viewer FERPA combi, and remember the blessing of Allah subhana wa tada upon you, and the pledge with which you are bound to and that's a very affirmative, powerful statement. law saying don't ever forget in all of these deeds,

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I'm expressing to you. This is a tremendous blessing and a gift for you. But don't ever forget that there is a me fap and levy worship upon this is Allah has bound us to him in this meetup if altom summit an hour upon when you said, we hear, and we obey. That's our fundamental disposition of as believers to Allah subhana wa Tada. You're Allah, we hear and we obey. And you see the vulnerability in that you see the surrender. You see the humility in embodying that Agusan man albana what waterco la la reminders again, don't forget the Reverend Be mindful of me in the law, it might be that Allah knows what's in the chests. And then verse number eight, another leader of Romania, you Edina MN,

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who knew Amina Lila. You want to have any discourse in this life that has anything to do horizontally or vertically. It's about a word mean and the law he shuhada a bill fist is being steadfast in our, in our devotion, our commitment to Allah. As as many of the mF CEO have noted wallhack labuda and euro euro fiddletown hatherleigh. The first right that always has to be negotiated and maintained in this life is the right of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Our entire discourse of human rights is cushioned and enveloped, within a discourse of divine right. That's so integral brothers and sisters for us to to understand, because

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what sort of man either does, it gives us, as the ultimate have indicated the mocassins of the Sharia. Throughout the 100 and roughly 120 verses, you'll see the detailing of the greater purposes of this Deen the preservation of life, later on a level talk about the story of hobbies and hobbies. And that if you take one life, it's as if you've taken all of humanity. It talks you about the sanctity and the health of the aka, of the intellect, and what happens when you drink and why drinking is prohibited because it doesn't want to inhibit your mind. It's a sacred reality. So as you're preserving your intellect, the preservation of wealth, there's a discourse about what happens

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when you take money that's not yours, and repercussions of that. Then there's a discourse around

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the protection of your honor and your dignity and what happens when you dishonor yourself by engaging in particular acts that are displeasing to Allah subhana wa tada

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and then that this discourse the headlock of heavily heavily men have locked right so what happens when you take money that's not yours, etc. However, he was able to have the nefs what else more than

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the five because the the Shetty arley are laid out in the store. Now,

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what I what I want to know before I transition to Schiphol Michelle, I think we're gonna have a little bit of a back and fourth here is very often when we talk about the broader principles, the virtues and the ideals, we tend to at times, turn them into these detached nebulous concepts, as if they're not grounded in specificities and details. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala in the suit is telling us Yes, I desire for you these broad principles, I want you to preserve life preserved, intellect, preserve religion, preserve money, preserve dignity, these five principles.

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But as my Misha would say, one of my mission would say nothing and without doing that, before I Sharia, that the expectations every single day of how we will commit ourselves how we will worship is found in the details. So brothers and sisters, when we look at the 16 Mita, at Yeah, you have Latina and Manu, we see that the discourse around justice is one of 16. Each one of these 16 they represent a fundamental branch of the tree of life, the tree of spiritual life, and that each one of these branches are attached to roots. And this route is fundamentally grounded in a reality and that is the divine essence. So no branch of these ever has life. If it is not grounded in and not

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attached to the root, you know, a branch will not start to bear fruits and have flowers, if it's not connected to the root. What happens if you break the branch off from the root which is the life force in the life source, the branch dies and no longer gifts, roots, and no longer produces flowers? Quite the contrary. It can be broken off and used as a blunt object based on the subject. And I can just start to wield it as my subjectivity desires, right? And this is, you know, this is what I want us to be very thoughtful about, because there's a lot of discourse today in the public sphere.

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about all sorts of welfare and wellness for the individual, what the moral imperative is, what does it mean to be a person of rights and upholding virtue and justice and so on? Well, what we introduce into this notion, brothers and sisters, is that for us, it is firmly grounded in the divine reality. We don't conceive of these realities in a secularized fashion detached of Allah subhana wa, Donna, that our moral imperative, and our values and our virtues are grounded in these details of Yes, how we eat, how we wash, how we pray, how we marry, when, and what and what is sacred, etc. So I asked a lot of panel data to help us to situate and that's really what I wanted to do to situate the broader

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context, so that we don't break off these branches ever, you know, and and start to wield them in a way that may be devoid of the essence of why it was revealed in the first place. I'm sure she will not be in the light, Allah will help bring this all together for us economical Mullah. second bottle coffee come, I think that's a beautiful way of situating. These loaded verses that, again, give us a lot to think about and the fact that they are revealed in a time of power for the prophets. lysozyme I mean, first let's, let's put that to the side that one of the beautiful qualities of our messenger sallallahu Sallam was his consistency. He lived in all sorts of situations, political and social,

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being persecuted. You know, and if you think about his, the way that his life unfolded, and and particularly as a prophet, the prophet slice of them knew what it was like to live as a persecuted minority under a hostile majority in Mecca. He gave instructions we see from the sila how to live as a respected minority with a, with a benevolent majority and Abyssinian Habesha. And then the prophets lie summon Medina, we see a prophet slice them in a position of power, and having hostility

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from from Medina, within Medina. And then you see the profit slice of them in a situation where he has power, subtle body with some of them, in an overwhelming sense, right post, Mecca post the conquest of Mecca, where there are always inevitable political vulnerabilities. But here the profits license really situated in a place of power. And you know, that suggestion that was that was made by a previous Pope, quoting medieval scripture, medieval passages that the prophet SAW some changed, which is a common Islamophobic narrative that the Prophet slicin changed his perspective and the way that he dealt with people, in accordance with his power is so untrue. And it's actually the opposite

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of the fair analytic tale that we have in the right the prophet SAW some as he grew in power, he grew and benevolence, some alarming sentiment, he demonstrated as a person in power,

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the great virtues of justice and kindness that were not shown to him. So a lot already, some of them those things that were not afforded to him, especially the people in Mecca, who ran him out and his followers killed his family members. So if there's anyone who could find a way to swerve around this,

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you know, then, you know, obviously, and we know that that's not the case because of my anticline and how you how he only acts in accordance with divine revelation and legislation. So a lot of it was summed up and so if there was an accusation to be leveled at him, it's very difficult to level that accusation of him considering the way he conducted himself some alarm was on them. I think it's profound that these verses are situated between,

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you know, Linda, and then who are Acropolis chakra. For Allah, if you just focused on that part, Linda, it is for a lot. And the prophets I some did not used to ask about the mechanics of a speech to be in a certain way, used to ask for a lot to give him will have the ability to speak the truth, in times of hardship and in times of ease and times of power and in times of persecution, and so it starts off with the law. It is all for a lump. What he says hello, I tell him what he does. It is all for Alonzo. He's governed by that standard. And that displays itself in terms of action, through the branches of taqwa of God consciousness, piety, mindfulness of Allah and the limits of Allah

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subhana wa Tada. So with it with it, ending de leeuw acabo de taco that is closer to piety, and the prophets lie some set of tough wahana tuck was in the heart. It's concealed from everyone else. But there are actions that reflect taqwa. There are branches of this template, it's deep in the heart, only seen by Allah The only thing that makes a person noble or not Noble. in the sight of Allah pens are assigns value to us as taqwa, right? In a common common underlying attack on the most noble of you in the sight of God is the one who has the most

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taqwa, right? So it's inaccessible, but the manifestation of that particularly with justice, and I find it very beautiful, I think if you look through the court under the sun, they usually, usually top law is associated with a position of strength. Right? So showing up what with those that are under your care, either as a ruler, tough quote with your family, right. You know, it's it's a constant theme. But then on the other side of that, when they attempted Allahumma Carranza, we as a common hatred is that whoever is in a difficult situation, but they don't allow their difficulties to excuse. a departure from taqwa alone will make a way out for them. And so people are generally

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swayed, either due to an access of power, or, you know, being in a difficult situation where they can excuse themselves from Tough luck. So either in a place of power, where they feel unchecked, and so they can indulge the excess of tough what, and who's going to check them in this life, right, or in a situation where it's excusable. Because you know, who has taqwa or, you know, who abides by standards? When they're under difficulty, right. So tough. What is that governance, right, that governs the believer in power and under persecution, in a position of family, community, individual, it's always tough, right? Even the the verses of the muscle out of lowering the gaze before I lost

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contact gives the laws of modesty. There is tough What if a person has Tough luck, then they will govern themselves by that no matter what laws exist to govern the exterior, the interior will keep them government and the laws will lend themselves towards tough what what is easiest for people to be able to abide by taqwa. But if a person lacks taqwa, then they will simply use the exterior even perfect laws, they will use them to work mischeif right and to do evil things and access to the knifes access to the self where it should have been the law. And if it was then then it would be fitting to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed in the first place. So we asked last friends

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out for tequila and public health, taqwa in situations of power, in situations of perseverance and hardship and ease in in all of our affairs, individual Family and Community Affairs taqwa, right, that mindfulness of Allah subhanaw taala governs everything in our lives.

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Yeah.

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Mashallah.

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No, hamdulillah? I mean, I think it's, it's, that's a,

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again, you know, and that's one of the general as to penalize shift NASA was mentioning,

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from the cost of the Islamic objectives of the [???]tier. You know, I think the one that was just how, you know, I define it a lot of times to people, you know, a lot of times people think this surely is just a whole bunch of rules, right? Especially with, you know, you find our younger generation. It's just a whole bunch of rules and do's and don'ts. But if we look at it from a different perspective, we think of its of it as guidelines with objectives, you know, and, and the one that knows everything, and his knowledge is infinite and perfect, he sets those guidelines with ultimate objective objectives. So when we look at for instance, oh, I mean, all these rules, and you

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know, these bylaws or guidelines, if you will, it has an ultimate objective that goes beyond our sometimes beyond our understanding, because our current situation as you mentioned, or we may be in a position of weakness, or in a weak state, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually,

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but the tuck was what will pull you through, and that's why, you know, suppiler, when you look at numerous verses in the Quran, we see that tuck was the goal, you know, that when I spoke, I was mentioning hygenic omega album, sha Allah, for in ham and Taku for really those that magnify, the shy and the signs of a lot. And this is in the context of the chapter of Hajj. For really, this is taqwa of the heart. This is, you know, mindfulness of the heart. Well, that's what that talks about Ramadan, as we all know, catabolic, Muslim chemicals, validating them in public coolala comm tekun the fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was the nation's before you perhaps you will be of

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those that are mindful. So again, you know, but you both alluded to a beautifully how tuck was consistently mentioned in all of the verses almost that we just mentioned in complement to this verse of justice and that's why Subhanallah again, going back to the human nature as shift Yasser Mashallah just you know, the I I'm be honest, when he was talking about the verses, I was thinking of like a movie, because he was like, from scene to scene, it was a subject matter Chronos beautiful man, this the subject matter the subject matter, you know, talking about, you know, will do and then going back to all that the nightmare and in the mytho, how to be a person of integrity, how to

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fulfill your words.

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And all of that, and ultimately the word and the the, the I had that you have with a loss of kind of without me, Africa, the wife of a company, any debt, that means Falcon, that agreement that you have with a loss of data, when you said we hear and we obey, but on top of all of that, you know, I'll put up like Tucker, he gives a superlative form to show that there is a process within all of this, you may make a mistake. And he's well aware of those trials and tests that you may have, from the enmity of toward the empathy that you may have towards people, we're human, but do your best. And that's why, you know, I love looking at these verses, it just reminds you that Allah has something

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set for you is just up for you up to you to try your best. And that's what I really like about contextualized.

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Allah it's, it's, it's actually very profound and beautiful that that's how you ended your comments because

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I was thinking as you were speaking, the redemptive quality of this religion, and how in verse number three, the verse where last pantallas, telling us about the completion of the religion, he actually ends that verse by saying feminine or female muscle.

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If Sinhala have a forum, where he

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really Allahu Allah subhanaw taala here, Allah subhanaw taala saying in the context of the completion of the religion, and our commitment to it and our struggle to commit, but if any of you are forced by circumstances, to do that, which is forbidden or to eat from that which was forbidden, with no intention of really committing evil, it was, it was a moment of anger or worry, or sadness, or fear or hunger or pain. And God is the most forgiving and most merciful, and that beautiful redemptive quality of this sacred tradition that what I really hope for all of us as we're trying to negotiate the day to day of our lives because it's not easy. I mean, we're out there today, the

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circumstances are increasingly challenging you're seeing all these means about 2020 with people bruised up and beat up and you know, just completely exhausted

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but you know, a lot tells us and sort of and fan Oh, you who believe from the need to add, man Oh, yeah, you and Edina mn

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Why don't you respond to the call of a loss of Hamilton and His Messenger either DAC or Nina, you hear Come on a loss. pantalla calls us to that which brings us life. Brothers and sisters, when we think about life, and we think about upholding the true virtues and morals and ideals in this world, that bring life you know, we there's such a discourse about rights and really committing ourselves to the human condition and, and being there for ourselves and for people and fighting for rights and so on. And, I mean, these are as as as as as slogans are very much rooted in our sacred tradition. But if they are not layered, contextualized beautified and grounded in what Moshe vamana tshabalala

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were talking about the emphasis of taqwa. Then it becomes detached, and it loses its life. You know, when we're talking everyday about how am I going to thrive in this world, what a loss telling us is sort of not either it's in the details it's in, it's in how you wake up, how you wash yourself, how you pray, how you conduct, the relationships, you maintain, how you're going to maintain the sanctity of the people and the places and the things around you. How you're going to honor them and protect them. Because Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, you know, what a wonderful actor and he's embedded in every single essence in every single reality. So I don't want us to ever become so

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overwhelmed by the discourse because the discourse in the public sphere is overwhelming on social media, in on in the media, and there's a lot of framing and defining for us these virtues and what they look like ours and inshallah, our contribution and [???]hole mom did a beautiful job by illustrating this with Malcolm X. But he what he interjected and brought into that space, was was theology was spirituality. And we we don't want to have these conversations publicly. And we don't want to be on the forefront if we are not channeling the depth of our theology, the depth of our spirituality, which is ultimately what brings life it's those branches, each one of them the Justice

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branch of the the relationships branch, the food branch, the, you know, all the branches, that for them to be fruit bearing, and to be nourishing, to oxygenate to process kabra carbon monoxide, they have to be connected to the root, because if they're not in, they're broken off, then they can actually become a hurtful blunt object that takes away life and doesn't bring nourishing life. You know, one thing, Zach mollified on such beautiful reflections. When you talk about the redemptive quality,

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one of the miracles of the

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is that

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If the historical circumstances are not made clear, there is absolutely no switch in tone throughout the course, which highlights that it's a singular author. And it's a loss of Hannah hotel, right who's the author of this book, you don't see a tone of, of shifting because of shifting circumstances, unless it's speaking to the particularities of that incident. And one of the miracles of that miracle is that the theme of redemption is present, even after the greatest injustice is are committed against self against society. So Souter Budaj where people are gathered and thrown into a burning fire, a ditch of fire, and a lot even their says the millennia to if they don't repent,

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okay, so a lot of calls people even in the midst of the greatest injustice to say, look, you can come back, you can come back. So that redemptive quality is there throughout everything. And I think one of the beauties of that as well is that

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even the most hated person on this earth, a lot does not wrong, the most rebellious transgressor a lot does not wrong for their own right. Yeah, he by the in the one to one and NFC or Jehovah in Harlem, right. Oh, my servants, I have made a Prussian hold on for myself, forbidden for myself, and I made it forbidden between you. So do not wrong one another. So does that and we thought the most that a person will get on the Day of Judgment is perfect justice. So my law says when I actually met a commissioner Andrew Coleman, Allah, Allah tideal Do not let your hatred of the people everything that they may have done to you or set to you or whatever it is, in your personal life, your family

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life, your community life societal, do not let your hatred of them cause you to swerve from justice. Allah does not wrong, even the greatest tragedy, the greatest transgressor though Allah has ultimate authority and ultimate rights. A law does not subject anyone beyond perfect justice. So somehow law what the law calls us to Allah subhanho wa Taala even has absolute authority and power and that's why when we connect ourselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala then we start to become rebadow law we start to become a Bible right man right that servants of the Most Merciful I connected to those attributes of the Lost parents on everything that we do in life. So does that pull off item I don't

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know if anyone has a quick 32nd one minute both of you want to interject something that was beautiful. I really benefited from your reflections

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I'm not sure if I'm good.

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No botica love You're gonna ask Allah spawn tada to allow our hearts to always be enlivened by the portal and

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by the end to be motivated by the Quran to be nourished by the hold on this is you know, this is the Book of Life is the book of healing, it's the book of guidance, it's the book of clarity and we allow this book to always be with us for a second especially especially when times get really difficult and really tight and the whole will be there to unlock all of the difficulties and all the challenges

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long time I think and that was the point and right we we planned you know this this season of keeping connected with the core and seeing that we were developing as a community around the poor and this past Ramadan probably in ways that we have not been produced all bonds and

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I think now more than ever I know there's a lot of hurt out there rightful hurt out there now more than ever, you know it's it's important for us not to compromise or sacrifice our with our daily recitation or reflection and so inshallah tada you know, will continue every night inshallah Monday through Friday with a different element of art and hope you all will continue and don't forsake your own reflecting and recitation on the arm a lot of hands on makers people of color and mean. So please tune in sha Allah tada tomorrow to the appian platform so you can Canada hosting themes of the plan. And then Friday Charlottetown will have healing verses of the plan.

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With sister Naja this Friday and every every week we'll have a different guest there inshallah we appreciate you joining us on shaky acid this week, Chef Abdullah as always, and tienen and dienen Is that what it was?

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We appreciate you lie about it. And this was really needed for all of us. So inshallah Tata will see you all over the course of the weeks to come to check them off. I don't want to come

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on they can sit down on tomorrow.