Omar Suleiman – When Allah Tests You With The Truth

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The importance of testing tests and understanding the covenant in the first scripture is emphasized. The speaker emphasizes the need for individuals to be shepherds and not lose their ability to achieve victory, as it is the way Islam operates. The importance of affirmations and faith in the story is also discussed, along with the use of words like "has" and "has" to describe actions and moments. The importance of teaching people good and not letting people know too early is emphasized, and the need for everyone to be fully aware of their actions is emphasized.
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Who can tell me the very first time

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Ibrahim alaihi salaam's name is mentioned in the

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Quran when you're reading from front to back?

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We have a lot of hifa' here, Mashallah.

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What's the first time you hear about Ibrahim

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alaihis salaam?

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You're you're right there, an eye or a

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2 ahead of them.

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It's verse 124.

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You're at 126.

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Verse 124 of Surat Al Baqarah.

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When Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala tested Ibrahim alaihis

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alayhis salaam. Ibtala tested Ibrahim alayhis salaam with

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some words, and he perfected those words

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alayhi salaam.

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But it's very interesting

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that the first mention of Ibrahim alayhi salaam

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is test.

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The very first way that Allah brings Ibrahim

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alayhis salam into the story of the Quran

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is test.

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And the way it ends, the last mention

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of Ibrahim alayhis salam in the

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that this is indeed in the first scripture,

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Surafee Ibrahim Wamusa

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and Surat Al A'la, that this is in

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the Suraf in the scriptures of Ibrahim and

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Musa alayhis salaam. Allah has given you a

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consistent covenant.

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Why do I start with this? Can anyone

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tell me what that means? What

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did Allah test him with?

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If we're gonna go till 10:30, 11, y'all

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are gonna have to interact with me. Alright?

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Yeah. What did he test him with?

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Faith. Can you be more specific?

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So is Allah talking about the of his

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father throwing him into a fire? Is he

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talking about the Ibtila of

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his son?

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But he says,

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He tested him with words.

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The scholars of Tafsir mentioned, and this is

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an area from Ibn Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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Ma, but the

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is the ahad, the covenant itself.

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Now I wanna explain why this is so

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important.

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Because many times when we think of test,

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we immediately think of a circumstance

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that resembles

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test to us.

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So we think of poverty, we think of

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oppression,

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we think of difficulty, we think of Ayuba

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alaihis salam, we think of Yusuf alaihis salam

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at the bottom of the well. And Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala mentions that we test you

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with and with with

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hardship and with ease,

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but it is at the end of the

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day,

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we're testing you with hardship, and we're testing

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you with ease, and both of them are

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equally attest. As Abdul Khman bin A'uth radiAllahu

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ta'ala Anhu said,

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That we were tested with hardship,

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and we were patient, but we were tested

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with ease and we were not patient.

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So you think of test in terms of

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circumstance,

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but the greatest test that Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala refers to is the test of al

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ahad, the test of the covenant.

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The test of la ilaha illallah and what

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it entails in the first place.

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Take what we have given you with strength,

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hold on to the test. And so subhanallah,

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you'll find that The

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words are 30

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covenants,

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30,

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tests that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala gave to

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Ibrahim alaihis salam, and they are encompass

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in the last verses or in the verses

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in Surat Al Aghaab,

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I don't know the verse numbers, so someone

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will have find those verse numbers. We'll do

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this that way insha'Allah. Someone can find me

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those verse numbers insha'Allah.

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So you have those 10

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qualities that are mentioned Surat Al Ahzaab, and

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then he says,

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The 10 qualities in Surat Al Mu'minoon, start

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starting off Surat Al Mu'minoon,

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and then finally

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in Surat Al Ma'arij,

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Those who are consistent with their prayer. The

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10 verses in Surat Al Ma'arij, in the

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middle of Surat Al Ma'arij. He says that

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they're encompassed within

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these 30 qualities.

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The point is is that Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala gave Ibrahim alaihis salam a task.

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He gave him a task of prayer, he

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gave him a regimen of fasting,

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He gave him a regimen of honoring his

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trust. He gave him all sorts of standards

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of character,

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of akhlaq, that Ibrahim alaihis salam had to

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cling onto. The fall of Bani Israel

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is not because of

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a difficulty or a circumstance. The fall of

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Bani Israel is the refusal to abide by

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the ahad, the refusal to abide by the

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covenants,

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the praise of Ibrahim alaihis salaam who is

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the father

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of the nations.

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Abu al Ambia,

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the father, the literal grandfather, Ibisrael alayhis salam.

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Right?

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The the success

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of Ibrahim alaihis salam is in his ability

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and his sincerity in holding on to the

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ahad, holding on to the covenant.

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Right? So it starts off from this place,

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holding onto the ahad, holding onto the covenant.

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Then you start to break down what that

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looks like.

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1st and foremost, that idea of Ibrahim Alayhi

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Salaam as a father of the Prophets.

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Abu al Ambia. What does that mean? There

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is an element of lineage

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that is certainly encompassed in the idea of

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being a father of the Prophets,

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but it's deeper than that. The Prophet Sallallahu

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Alaihi Wasallam

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I am to you like a father. I

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teach you.

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I teach you.

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So the greatest duty of a father,

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or what's being implied of a father here

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is the idea of being a shepherd.

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And the Prophet SallAllahu

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Alaihi

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Wasallam

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said,

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Every single one of you is a shepherd,

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and every one of you is responsible for

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their flock.

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I want us to break this down because

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I don't want you to feel disconnected even

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from that lofty concept of being

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the father of the prophets.

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There is actually an implication that is directly

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relevant to you. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam said, I am to you like a

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father, and that I teach you, and all

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of the prophets were shepherds,

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and the greatest duty of a father is

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to be a shepherd,

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And all of you are shepherds,

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and there's something that is deeply profound about

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this, that the greatest rights that your flock

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has upon you is that you teach them

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how to worship Allah

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That you guard the covenant amongst them.

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That if you were as a parent to

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give your children the best education in the

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world,

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but you don't teach them how to pray,

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you have utterly failed as a parent even

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if they are the wealthiest and most successful

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people in the world in terms of their

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material success.

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Because your first responsibility was to teach them

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Islam

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and was to show them Islam

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and to demonstrate that patiently with your flock.

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But the prophet

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said every single one of you is a

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shepherd,

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even if you are not a parent.

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You all have a flock.

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And Subhanahu wa'ala, there's something deeply profound here.

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The transfer of 'ilm,

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the transfer of knowledge

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from one person to another

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is literally the way that the religion survives,

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even in the darkest of eras.

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And what we are learning here from the

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Prophet, salayhi wa salaam,

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that even under

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even under oppression

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and difficult circumstances,

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should be maintained.

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Clarity should be maintained. Jahl, ignorance should not

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prevail

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to where clarity is lost

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because that clarity

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is where the light is maintained, the light

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of knowledge is maintained, that once again will

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break through and give birth to the next

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episode of this ummah. You can't lose that.

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SubhanAllah, if you read about the way that

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the enslaved in this country

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used to transfer Surat Al Fatiha, transfer pages

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of the Quran to one another, how they

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secretly practice Islam on these lands. It's hard

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for us to imagine. You talk about Islamophobia

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now, realize in the same places that you

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are living right now,

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there were people

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that were tortured

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literally

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by slave owners. If they said La ilaha

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illallah and if they verbalize the Quran. In

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the same places, you talk about the darkest

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phase of Islamophobia,

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go back 300 years.

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Right? Don't start now

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after the 911 era. No. No. Go back

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300 years.

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But what has to be maintained with the

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flock is al khim, is knowledge.

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That is the greatest responsibility of the shepherd

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to a flock, and all of us are

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shepherds

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in some way. So you even connect

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to Ibrahim alaihis salaam at that level, that

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Ibrahim alaihis salaam saw his greatest responsibility to

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maintain

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clarity

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with his children. And that's why Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala mentions to us, Ibrahim and his

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parting words with his children,

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and then his son with his son, and

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Yaqub, his grandson with his son,

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Right? What are you going to worship after

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me? What are you going to worship after

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me? What are you going to worship after

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me? What are you going to worship after

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me?

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The transfer of that clarity.

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Why? Because sometimes

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sometimes victory is delayed,

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but clarity can't wait.

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Darul Artam has to exist in Mecca, not

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in Madinah.

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There has to be a place

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where that transfer of knowledge takes place, where

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that cultivation

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of the light of 'il, the light of

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knowledge takes place, so that when the time

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has come,

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when light can break through once again,

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the next episode of the Ummah prevails.

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It goes on and it goes on and

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it goes on until the day of judgment.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala then praises Ibrahim Alaihi

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Salaam

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with his

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suk. He was

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a person of truth,

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and he was a prophet.

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The scholars mentioned

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that a siddiq is the highest rank that

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a person can attain

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under a Prophet of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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It's even higher than the shahid, it's even

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higher than a martyr.

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And a martyr could indeed be a siddiq

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and a shahid.

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Right? But a siddiq is not always going

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to be a shahid.

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But a siddiq would always be willing to

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be a shahid. And I'll explain to you

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what that all means.

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Do you think if Abu Bakr as Siddiq

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radhiallahu ta'ala Anhu

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knew that he was going to suffer the

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fate of Umar Radhiallahu Ta'ala Anhu, or Uthman

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Radhiallahu Ta'ala Anhu, or Ali Radiallahu Ta'ala Anhu

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in terms of assassination,

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do you think he would flinch for a

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moment

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at that fate?

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Absolutely not.

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And so he already

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attained

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the maqam.

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He already attained the rank even if he

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did not have to undergo

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the circumstance. He was already willing to do

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it in the hijrah with the Prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam.

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He knew the bad intentions that they had

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for the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, and

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that they had for Abu Bakr radiAllahu ta'ala

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Anhu with him, and that they had for

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Ali RadhiAllahu Anhu when he was in the

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bed of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam after

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the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam departed. He knows,

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but he had already

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convinced himself. He already arrived at a truthfulness

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with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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that not only am I willing to submit

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to the truth, I'm willing to submit to

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the consequences of the truth as well.

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Some of us have not arrived there yet.

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May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala make us all

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people sit,

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But

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it's one thing to say, I submit to

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the truth.

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Yeah, I believe Islam is true, but are

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you willing to submit to the consequences of

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the truth? And if a person has already

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developed the resolve

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that they are willing to submit to the

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consequences of the truth, then they already attained

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the reward for those consequences even if they

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never lived to see those consequences.

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You think Ibrahim Alaihi Salam when he was

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being thrown into the fire

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would have changed?

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I mean, knowing

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that this could indeed burn him? Was Ibrahim

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Alaihi Salam given foreknowledge that the fire was

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not going to burn him? He was willing.

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Hastunallahuunamalwakeen

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He was willing to go into that fire

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for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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Therefore, he walked away from the fire

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unscathed by the fire, but fully rewarded for

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being thrown into the fire. SubhanAllah.

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May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala preserve him and

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preserve the the living martyrs of Gaza. Truly,

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you look at them and you say,

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This is a walking martyr, and Allah knows

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best

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But there are people

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that are alive, but they already attained the

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reward of shahada.

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Even if they're not shuhada themselves.

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People that have been pulled from the rubble

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and Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala left them on

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this earth, they're missing limbs, they've lost all

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their family members, perhaps Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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recorded for them the reward of shahadah already.

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Even if they did not yet leave the

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world as shuhada.

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Sittq

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is the greatest rank you can have with

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. And Abu Bakr radiAllahu

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ta'ala Anhu had that because he was willing

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to affirm the truth as soon as it

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hits, and he was willing to endure the

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consequences of the truth no matter what the

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consequences were. Most of us make calculations.

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Is it worth it?

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Is this worth it?

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Is it worth it? Is is is the

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is the reward worth the risk?

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Is the paradise and the promise worth the

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pain? Most of us make these

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these calculations

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when we are

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confronted by an uncomfortable truth. Think about those

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words, uncomfortable

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truth.

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When we're confronted with an uncomfortable truth about

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ourselves

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or in regards to our circumstances,

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most of us make a calculation.

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A siddiq,

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the only calculation that they make

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is whether or not this is from Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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And so they rise

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in their rank with Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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And so, as I said with Ibrahim alaihis

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salam, you always see a manifestation. First you

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have Abu Bakr as Siddiq radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu.

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The proof that it's the highest maqam is

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when the Prophet shalallahu alaihi wa sallam was

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with Abu Bakr, Umar, Umar, Umar, Umar, and

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Umar, and Umar shook. And the Prophet shalallahu

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alaihi wa sallam said,

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be firm Umar, you have upon you a

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prophet, a sadeep washaheedayn,

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and 2 martyrs.

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Ibrahim alaihi salaam never changed his resolve. Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala tells us what's the sign

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of a

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This is literally the sign right here.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says there are people

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that are truthful to the covenant they've made

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with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Some of them have an opportunity

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to prove themselves,

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the circumstance presents itself

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and the response, the appropriate response is immediately

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there. Some of them are forced to wait

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and perhaps they never actually are confronted with

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that circumstance.

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But,

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Allah says the sign of a siddiq

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is they do not

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they do not switch in regards to their

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resolve.

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Their resolve

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is maintained.

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Alright. Some of you are thinking, well, how

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in the world

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do I get that? How do I know?

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I haven't yet been confronted

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with an uncomfortable truth. You know where you

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start?

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Comfortable truths.

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Do you actually follow Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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and obey Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala when you're

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confronted with a comfortable truth?

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If I can't

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drag myself

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to the lowest hanging fruits, the obligations that

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are immediately available to me and easy for

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me to commit to,

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then how in the world am I going

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to be able to do so when I'm

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confronted with a much more difficult with a

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much more difficult truth in my life?

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And then out of the comfortable truth,

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the somewhat uncomfortable truths.

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And the more that you get used to

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abiding by the truth no matter what the

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circumstance,

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the less important the circumstance

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becomes

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when you are confronted

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with a very difficult truth.

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Subhanallah, I always tell people the people of

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Gaza didn't figure this out

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on October 7th.

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They've been preparing for this. It takes a

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certain type of mindset.

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SubhanAllah, I was talking to,

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a brother

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about the situation, Palestine. Of course, may Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala make it easy for all

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of our brothers and sisters there. Allahumma. I

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mean,

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if any of you study the politics of

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the West Bank, it's an apartheid regime. Right?

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You have zones. So you have zone c,

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certain zones where settlers are more prone to

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attack those zones.

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And we're just talking about it. He's like,

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you know, think about the mindset of someone

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who starts to build a house in Gaza

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or starts to build a house in zone

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C.

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Right? While you're building the house,

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you already know that at any moment, this

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house might get destroyed.

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You have that in your mind as you're

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building, you put your life savings into it.

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You work 20, 30, 40 years to be

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able to build a house or purchase an

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apartment. Think about here the American dream, it's

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the Palestinian dream.

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You're building your house and you know that

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at any moment,

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at the behest of your oppressor,

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your house might be destroyed,

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and you're okay with that.

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You've come to terms with that already. So

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you talk about like a with dunya being

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attached to this world,

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you're already

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you've already developed that regimen, that routine, that

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resolve.

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There is something to be said about how

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Allah subhan Wa Ta'ala did not allow for

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the prophets to get too comfortable.

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Which prophet was comfortable?

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Right? You think it was comfortable to go

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from Mecca to Madinah for the prophet

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salallahu alaihi wa sallam, place completely unfamiliar to

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him and settle over there? Think it's comfortable

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for Ibrahim alaihi wa sallam to go on

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this map from Iraq to Palestine to Egypt

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to Mecca and back? It's not comfortable.

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Yusuf alaihis salaam being taken from the home

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of his parents, thrown into a well prison,

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slavery prison. Mean even though he ended up

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on a throne, by the time he got

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on a throne, he already had a lot

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of perspective,

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that this is temporary. I've been in a

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a comfortable place before and Allah just shook

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me out of it.

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So why would I delude myself now in

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thinking that I can

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find my place in this comfort?

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Right? So a siddiq, you find the element

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in it in Abu Bakr radiAllahu ta'ala anhu,

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and then you see it in people who

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when the truth becomes severe,

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they don't back off from their result. May

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala make us amongst them,

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allahu aamin. But it's just like how the

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prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam taught us that

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whoever is not grateful for the small things,

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you don't suddenly become grateful for big things.

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If you don't know how to thank Allah

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Subhanahu wa ta'ala for small things in life,

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you don't suddenly become a grateful person when

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a big blessing is bestowed upon you. If

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you don't know how to thank people, you

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don't know how to thank Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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Whoever is not patient with small difficulties is

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not gonna suddenly become patient when big difficulties

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strike them, Right? You get impatient when you're

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waiting for something at a restaurant. You get

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impatient in traffic. You get impatient with a

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flat tire. You get impatient

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with someone saying something to you

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that's a little bit offensive.

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You don't suddenly

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develop this great patience and resolve

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in the face of

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a tyrant.

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It's something you work on. So you think

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of Al Ghazah for example,

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they've learned to become patients

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with certain difficulties in life, things that you

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and I take for granted.

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And so when things

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really become difficult upon them,

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they've already built something with Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala. What does that look like with Suddh?

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Again, it looks like

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accepting the truth as it hits you, especially

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the comfortable ones, and then building upon that

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building building building a relationship with the truth.

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So that no matter how difficult it becomes,

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you always abide by it no matter what

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the situation. That's why another thing that the

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scholars mentioned subhanAllah, you see the prophet shalallahu

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alaihi wa sallam mentioned that a shafi'i on

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the day of judgment. Allah will not allow

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a vulgar liar to be an intercessor on

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the day of judgment. Why?

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You can't be a truthful person with your

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deeds if you're not even truthful with your

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speech.

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How can you be

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a with your

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a truthful person with your deeds, if you

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have become accustomed to lying in your speech?

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And so the first thing it starts with

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is

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truthfulness with your speech.

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I hate lying, the prophet shalallahu alaihi wa

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sallam hated lying.

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Right? I'm not gonna lie, no matter what.

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When do you lie usually? You lie because

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the truth is inconvenient to speak. So I

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need to make up a story quick.

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I need to say things a little bit

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differently.

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What is that showing you already?

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You don't want to suffer the consequences of

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the truth.

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You know? So what do we say to

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our kids? Like, look,

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just tell me how it is in the

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first place. You're gonna get punished either way.

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But if you say it how it is

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in the beginning,

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right? Your punishment will be less. That's how

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That's that's parenting. At least I think that's

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good parenting. Right? That's what you say to

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your kids like, look,

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just tell me what it is now.

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It's gonna be a less less severe punishment.

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But if you lie to me and then

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I catch you lying, the punishment is gonna

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be 5 times worse.

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So get used to just saying it, I

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messed up.

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Be saw them, be truthful with your speech,

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don't make stuff up. And if you're truthful

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with your speech because you're willing to encounter

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the circumstances, the consequences of the truth of

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your speech, you'll be willing to do so

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with your,

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with your actions as well. And so Ibrahim

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alaihis salam is

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And the greatest person of this Ummah, Abu

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Bakr is

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Sadiq. He's known by his

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his truthfulness, and his willingness to abide by

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the truth as soon as it comes to

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him. No

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hesitation,

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no doubt, immediate affirmation

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of the truth, and immediate willing to immediately

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willing to suffer the consequences of the truth.

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And then you have the miracles.

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So, Abu Bakr radiAllahu can't become Ibrahim alayhis

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salaam. Ibrahim is a prophet of Allah. He's

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greater than Abu Bakr radiAllahu

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ta'ala An.

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We can't become a Khalil, but we can

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become a Walid.

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You can't have the miracle

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of a prophet, but you can have miracles

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in your life that are based in the

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same taqwa,

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the same piety that those prophets have.

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There's a man in our ummah,

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who's the Ibrahim of this Ummah. Does anyone

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know his name?

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His name is Abu Muslim Al Khawlani

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Radhi Allahu Ta'ala An. And I can't go

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into his full biography right now.

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How many where are the where are the

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Yemenis in this place? Where is Ahliya Man?

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Alright. Like, if you were to do a

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study of how the prophet

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used to inquire or give not just the

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bushra of the people of Yemen,

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the glad tidings of the people of Yemen,

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but specific people the prophet shalaihi wa sallam

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told us, Sahaba, you will meet from Yemen.

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And Abu Muslim Al Khulani are two examples.

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Abu Muslim Al Khulani radiAllahu became Muslim in

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Yemen. And I want you to think about

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this concept.

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Yemen embraced Islam,

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but many people didn't catch the prophet salallahu

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alayhi wa sallam alive. And think about how

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devastating that is. Mu'adib Anjal radiAllahu Anhu shows

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up, Wow, this religion is beautiful. I wanna

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go meet the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam. You

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make your way to Madinah, he just died

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a week ago,

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Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. He just died a month

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ago, alaihi Wasallam.

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That's gonna sting, that stings hard, right? Abu

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Musamin Khulani radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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was one of those people who embraced the

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salaam in the time of the prophet shalaihi

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wa sallam, and then made the intention

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to go and be with the Prophet Sallallahu

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Alaihi Wasallam in Madinah. There was a false

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Prophet in Yemen, Asquid Al Ansi.

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And he knew about the righteousness of Abu

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Musaam and he wanted to deter people.

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So what did he do?

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He kindled the fire,

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and he

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wanted to throw Abu Muslum into that fire,

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Right? And his name was actually Abdullah Abu

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Muslim Al Khawlani. It's a long story as

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to how he got that name. But he

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wanted to throw him into that fire, to

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make an example out of him to the

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believers. Sound familiar? It's always the case.

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Try to make an example out of them,

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and you end up being made the example.

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Happens every time,

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Right?

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So,

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he kindles the fire, Abu Muslim is completely

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unfaced.

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He's a new Muslim.

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You talk about someone who just embraces Islam

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but already has the faith that you're just

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like, Where did you get that from? That's

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something Allah puts in the heart of a

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person. That's why iman is not something

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that you just read out of a book.

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Allah reads your heart and puts it in

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there sometimes, quickly.

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Someone becomes Muslim and they have a zeal

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like Bilal radiAllahu

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So in any case, he starts the fire,

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Abu Muslim is unfazed,

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he's making his dhikr like Ibrahim alaihis salam,

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he's thrown into the fire,

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then he walks out the fire

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completely unburnt,

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unscathed.

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And Aswad Anansi looks at him and he

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doesn't make tawba. Like you ever thought to

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yourself, why didn't the father Ibrahim Alaihi Salam

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go, Oh, wow, I really messed up.

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Threw my son into a fire and he

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just walked out of it. Maybe I should

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think about what he's been saying to me.

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Absolutely not.

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So what what happens at Aswad Aran, see

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he walked out of the fire, he immediately

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goes to his advisors, and he says, what

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is it that I'm supposed to do now?

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What do I do? And they said,

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If you don't get rid of him quickly,

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he's gonna corrupt all of your followers.

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Get him out of here. Abu Muslim wanted

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to go to Madinah anyway. He said, I

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know just the place, Amawah.

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And he made his way from Yamam to

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Al Madina.

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He arrives in Madina, the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam passed away. So he missed being

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a Sahabi.

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He's a taggiri like Owais Alkarni radiAllahu ta'ala

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Anhu.

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Umar bin Shattab radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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he asks about him.

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Then he meets him and he starts to

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ask him.

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He says, have you heard about a man

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in Yemen that was thrown into a fire

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and it didn't burn him?

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And Abu Muslim, in his humility and his

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like he doesn't like boast and say, yeah,

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that was me.

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He starts saying, yeah, I heard about him.

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Him. What was his name? His name was

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Abdullah. He starts kinda like trying to distance

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himself from that miracle because he doesn't wanna

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be put in a pedestal in Madinah. And

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Umar radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu says, Alhamdulillah

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Allah allowed me to meet, did not let

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me die until I met a person from

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this Ummah whom he worked a miracle for

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like Ibrahim alaihis salaam.

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I got to meet the Ibrahim of this

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Ummah.

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So yes, miracles happen,

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but they happen out of the same place

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of faith that

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constructed these prophets in the first place. Was

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it as big of a fire? No.

00:28:06 --> 00:28:08

Did Abu Muslim then turn around and claim

00:28:08 --> 00:28:10

prophethood? No. Did he start to make, you

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know, certain? No, absolutely not. This is what

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happens

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when you assert yourself and affirm the truth.

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Abu Muslim was a sadeek.

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He didn't flinch at the fire. Therefore, Allah

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gave him something

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truly special

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in those moments. And so you have Abu

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Bakr manifesting the siddh. You have Abu Muslim

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manifesting

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the Marjiza.

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You have all of these different stories of

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awliya.

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And it's no coincidence

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that when Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala tested

00:28:41 --> 00:28:42

Imam al Bukhari

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or Himu Allah Ta'ala with blindness,

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and his mother made du'a, that Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala would cure him,

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that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala sent

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to his mother in a dream,

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Ibrahim alayhis salaam, to give her the busra,

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to give her the glad tidings

00:29:03 --> 00:29:05

that your son has been cured.

00:29:06 --> 00:29:09

So many wisdoms that come out of that.

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One of them, he's Isma'id,

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Muhammad ibn Isma'id.

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Another one is that, you know, Ibrahim alaihi

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salaam was the child that was cast aside.

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Many of the scholars say, what comfort that

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Ibrahim alaihi salaam is the one who cares

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for the children

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that

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die as miscarriages or they die in their

00:29:27 --> 00:29:28

young age, that the prophet shalallahu alaihi wa

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sallam mentioned, Ibrahim is caring for them in

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Jannah. Ibrahim was once that person, that child

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that was thrown into a fire, and Ibrahim

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alaihis salaam was commanded to sacrifice a child.

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And Ibrahim alaihis salaam did not think that

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he would have any children, and Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala literally gave him nations

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from his loins.

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And here,

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there is that beautiful

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element of hope in du'a

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that is there in every single situation.

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What is the thing that you can walk

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away from

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with Ibrahim alayhi salaam in every single one

00:30:02 --> 00:30:03

of these situations?

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That of the greatest lessons that we learned

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from him

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is that if a person has suq in

00:30:09 --> 00:30:11

their ibadah, if a person

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is truthful in their worship of Allah Subhanahu

00:30:14 --> 00:30:15

Wa Ta'ala,

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then that will

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inherently

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yield a good opinion

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and their trust in Allah I want you

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to think about this.

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Have you ever seen?

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I'm being completely real here now,

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and I hope I'm wording it correctly.

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Have you ever seen a person

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who is dedicated to the Quran,

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who lives their life in Ibadah, losing hope

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in their dua? I don't see it.

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In fact, the people of Gaza is the

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strangest thing by the way, subhanallah. You meet

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the people of Gaza, they have not questioned

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Allah's decree in regards to them.

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People question Allah's decree in regards to them.

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Because you're not living what they're living.

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They're in a different mindset, they're in a

00:31:01 --> 00:31:02

different frame.

00:31:03 --> 00:31:06

They see their very existence differently connected to

00:31:06 --> 00:31:07

that.

00:31:07 --> 00:31:10

The truer you are to Allah's word,

00:31:10 --> 00:31:12

the more trust you have in your dua

00:31:12 --> 00:31:13

to Allah

00:31:13 --> 00:31:15

It's like you make that dua and then

00:31:15 --> 00:31:17

you just simply pass it up. And you

00:31:17 --> 00:31:18

know

00:31:18 --> 00:31:20

that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala does not let

00:31:20 --> 00:31:22

the hands of the believers

00:31:23 --> 00:31:23

go up

00:31:24 --> 00:31:27

and then come back empty handed. Allah does

00:31:27 --> 00:31:28

not do that to the believers.

00:31:29 --> 00:31:31

And so what you find with Ibrahim alaihi

00:31:31 --> 00:31:31

salaam

00:31:33 --> 00:31:35

is that every single dark moment in his

00:31:35 --> 00:31:37

life, he makes the most hopeful duaas.

00:31:39 --> 00:31:41

Here he is in a fire,

00:31:42 --> 00:31:44

and his own existence

00:31:44 --> 00:31:46

is at risk. And he says,

00:31:48 --> 00:31:50

He asked Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala not just

00:31:50 --> 00:31:52

to preserve his own existence, but the existence

00:31:52 --> 00:31:53

that will be after him.

00:31:54 --> 00:31:56

Here he is at the Kaaba,

00:31:57 --> 00:31:59

and his own child is about to go

00:31:59 --> 00:32:00

and he's making dua

00:32:01 --> 00:32:02

for all of his descendants

00:32:03 --> 00:32:06

to be people who established the prayer, and

00:32:06 --> 00:32:08

amongst those descendants to be the greatest prophet

00:32:08 --> 00:32:09

of all to come.

00:32:10 --> 00:32:12

In the darkest moments, he makes the most

00:32:12 --> 00:32:13

hopeful dua.

00:32:14 --> 00:32:16

That is the manifestation, like you ever think

00:32:16 --> 00:32:19

about it. What did that look like for

00:32:19 --> 00:32:21

Ibrahim alaihis salaam where Allah ajaz says that

00:32:21 --> 00:32:23

it increased him and iman

00:32:27 --> 00:32:28

That there's an increase of faith and they

00:32:28 --> 00:32:29

say,

00:32:30 --> 00:32:32

What is the increase of faith? What that

00:32:32 --> 00:32:34

means necessarily by the way is that Ibrahim

00:32:34 --> 00:32:37

alaihis salam came out of the fire with

00:32:37 --> 00:32:39

more faith in Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala than

00:32:39 --> 00:32:41

before the fire. What is the increase in

00:32:41 --> 00:32:44

faith look like in Ibrahim Alaihi Salam's life?

00:32:46 --> 00:32:47

Complete tasdiq,

00:32:48 --> 00:32:48

complete

00:32:49 --> 00:32:49

certitude

00:32:50 --> 00:32:52

that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will not let

00:32:52 --> 00:32:53

me down.

00:32:54 --> 00:32:55

And SubhanAllah,

00:32:55 --> 00:32:57

every single place,

00:32:57 --> 00:32:59

like that's something that's contagious,

00:33:00 --> 00:33:03

that's something that's taught, that's something that's learned.

00:33:03 --> 00:33:05

We don't have access

00:33:06 --> 00:33:08

to all the conversations of Ya'qub alayhis salaam

00:33:08 --> 00:33:11

telling his son Yusuf alayhis salaam about his

00:33:11 --> 00:33:11

grandfather.

00:33:12 --> 00:33:14

Can you like, think about it. Can you

00:33:14 --> 00:33:16

imagine Yaqub saying to Yusuf, you know that

00:33:16 --> 00:33:19

your grandfather was thrown into a fire by

00:33:19 --> 00:33:20

his father? Really?

00:33:21 --> 00:33:23

Why would his own father throw him into

00:33:23 --> 00:33:23

a fire?

00:33:24 --> 00:33:26

You know his people all wanted to kill

00:33:26 --> 00:33:26

him.

00:33:27 --> 00:33:29

You know that he had absolutely

00:33:29 --> 00:33:31

no one with him except for his wife,

00:33:31 --> 00:33:32

Sara.

00:33:32 --> 00:33:35

Like, imagine a young Yusuf talking to his

00:33:35 --> 00:33:37

dad, tell me about grandpa, tell me about

00:33:37 --> 00:33:38

our grandfather

00:33:39 --> 00:33:40

being thrown into a fire, and how that

00:33:40 --> 00:33:42

felt, and what du'a that he made.

00:33:43 --> 00:33:44

Yusuf Alaihi Salam,

00:33:45 --> 00:33:47

at that point doesn't know that one day

00:33:47 --> 00:33:48

he's gonna be at the bottom of a

00:33:48 --> 00:33:49

well,

00:33:49 --> 00:33:50

soon.

00:33:51 --> 00:33:53

What does it look like for Yusuf alaihis

00:33:53 --> 00:33:56

salam to draw upon those lessons

00:33:57 --> 00:33:58

in those moments,

00:33:59 --> 00:34:00

and to manifest

00:34:01 --> 00:34:03

You don't think Yusuf alaihi salam manifested

00:34:03 --> 00:34:04

a version

00:34:05 --> 00:34:05

of

00:34:06 --> 00:34:08

while he was in the well. Say, Allah

00:34:08 --> 00:34:10

Subhanahu wa ta'ala inspired Adhim alayhis salaam

00:34:11 --> 00:34:13

at the moment of his Khuruj min aljannah,

00:34:13 --> 00:34:15

at the moment of his descent from paradise.

00:34:15 --> 00:34:16

You don't think Allah

00:34:16 --> 00:34:18

inspired the prophets with the right words to

00:34:18 --> 00:34:19

say?

00:34:19 --> 00:34:22

In the moments where they sought his pleasure

00:34:22 --> 00:34:25

despite their difficult circumstances that were inflicted upon

00:34:25 --> 00:34:27

them with nothing that they did for themselves

00:34:27 --> 00:34:28

or to themselves?

00:34:28 --> 00:34:30

Of course, the prophet shalallahu alaihi wa sallam

00:34:30 --> 00:34:31

even mentions on the day of judgment, Allah

00:34:31 --> 00:34:33

is going to give me the words to

00:34:33 --> 00:34:33

say.

00:34:34 --> 00:34:35

And I don't know what those words are

00:34:35 --> 00:34:38

right now. But some Muhammad, some praise of

00:34:38 --> 00:34:40

him that I would have never praised him

00:34:40 --> 00:34:41

with before. Allah is gonna give me the

00:34:41 --> 00:34:44

words to say. You don't think Yusuf alayhi

00:34:44 --> 00:34:45

salaam at the bottom of the well

00:34:46 --> 00:34:47

manifested something

00:34:48 --> 00:34:50

that he was drawing from the strength of

00:34:50 --> 00:34:52

his great grandfather Ibrahim alayhi salaam

00:34:53 --> 00:34:55

in the bottom of that fire,

00:34:55 --> 00:34:57

in the middle of it all? You don't

00:34:57 --> 00:34:59

think as Yusuf alayhis salam is dealing with

00:34:59 --> 00:35:01

his own tyrant, he's not thinking about his

00:35:01 --> 00:35:03

grandfather? The point is, dear brothers and sisters,

00:35:03 --> 00:35:05

that's what is being taught here. It's not

00:35:05 --> 00:35:07

just the words. It's not just that Yaqub

00:35:07 --> 00:35:09

alaihi salaam said to his son, say this

00:35:09 --> 00:35:10

and say that.

00:35:10 --> 00:35:12

It's that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala will do

00:35:12 --> 00:35:14

for you what he did for him.

00:35:15 --> 00:35:17

So long as you stay upon that trust

00:35:17 --> 00:35:19

and that tawakkur of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

00:35:19 --> 00:35:21

I'm gonna give you one more

00:35:22 --> 00:35:23

in this regard, and then we'll I wanna

00:35:23 --> 00:35:25

move on to something that's very, very specific

00:35:25 --> 00:35:27

to the situation that we're in right now

00:35:27 --> 00:35:28

and build upon this.

00:35:29 --> 00:35:31

It's a situation of Masruk,

00:35:32 --> 00:35:34

who says, I I was reading to Ibn

00:35:34 --> 00:35:36

Mas'ud Radhiallahu Ta'ala Anhu.

00:35:36 --> 00:35:38

And I was reading the verse,

00:35:42 --> 00:35:44

Verily Ibrahim alaihis salam was a ummah, he

00:35:44 --> 00:35:45

was a nation.

00:35:47 --> 00:35:47

Devout,

00:35:48 --> 00:35:48

Hanifa,

00:35:49 --> 00:35:50

a monotheist.

00:35:51 --> 00:35:52

He was not from the disbelievers.

00:35:53 --> 00:35:54

And as I was reading this to him,

00:35:54 --> 00:35:56

and Mr. Uddh radiyaAllahu ta'ala Anhu, and then

00:35:56 --> 00:35:58

Mr. Uddh radiyaAllahu ta'ala Anhu responded,

00:36:00 --> 00:36:02

and he said, Verily Mu'ad and Mujabal was

00:36:02 --> 00:36:04

an Umma. So Masruq said, I read it

00:36:04 --> 00:36:05

again, and he said it again, in the

00:36:05 --> 00:36:08

Mu'adh and can Umma. Mu'adh ibn Jabal was

00:36:08 --> 00:36:09

in Umma, BadiAllahu ta'ala Anhu.

00:36:10 --> 00:36:12

And so Masruk said, I asked him,

00:36:13 --> 00:36:16

has the verse changed like is something different

00:36:16 --> 00:36:18

here? And he said, no. He said, do

00:36:18 --> 00:36:20

you know what an ummah is? So by

00:36:20 --> 00:36:22

the way, at some point, literally,

00:36:22 --> 00:36:24

Ibrahim alaihis salam was an Umma. You know

00:36:24 --> 00:36:24

how?

00:36:25 --> 00:36:26

When the prophet shalallahu alaihi wa sallam said

00:36:26 --> 00:36:27

that he said to Sarah,

00:36:28 --> 00:36:29

You Sarah,

00:36:29 --> 00:36:30

Oh

00:36:32 --> 00:36:34

Sarah, there is no one on the face

00:36:34 --> 00:36:35

of the earth

00:36:37 --> 00:36:39

except for you and I who worship

00:36:40 --> 00:36:41

Allah Like, woah.

00:36:42 --> 00:36:46

That's mind blowing. Imagine that? Imagine that conversation

00:36:46 --> 00:36:47

between a husband and wife? No one on

00:36:47 --> 00:36:49

the face of the earth worships Allah subhanahu

00:36:49 --> 00:36:51

wa ta'ala except for you and I.

00:36:52 --> 00:36:54

Incredible. So at some point, literally, he is

00:36:54 --> 00:36:56

the ummah. The only Ummah on earth is

00:36:56 --> 00:36:58

Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his wife. And of

00:36:58 --> 00:37:00

course, Lut alayhis salaam is nephew.

00:37:01 --> 00:37:03

Right? Who who believes in him as a

00:37:03 --> 00:37:05

young man and then has his own mission

00:37:05 --> 00:37:06

ahead of him.

00:37:06 --> 00:37:08

But beyond that, ibn Mas'ud

00:37:08 --> 00:37:10

says, by the way, you know what an

00:37:10 --> 00:37:12

Ummah is? He said an Ummah is

00:37:14 --> 00:37:16

the one who teaches the people good.

00:37:17 --> 00:37:19

Again, Abu Al Anbiya, the father of the

00:37:19 --> 00:37:22

prophets, don't distance yourself from him. Do you

00:37:22 --> 00:37:24

teach people good? Are you maintaining clarity? You

00:37:24 --> 00:37:26

start asking yourself, what's the point

00:37:27 --> 00:37:28

in this moment?

00:37:28 --> 00:37:31

Do you know how many people?

00:37:31 --> 00:37:33

When I think of the casualty count of

00:37:33 --> 00:37:33

Gaza.

00:37:34 --> 00:37:36

Do you know how many people have been

00:37:36 --> 00:37:38

saved from the fire because of the people

00:37:38 --> 00:37:39

of Gaza?

00:37:39 --> 00:37:42

Saved from the eternal fire. Those horrific images

00:37:43 --> 00:37:45

of people that we see burning in mafaa.

00:37:48 --> 00:37:50

And they are in gardens of paradise now,

00:37:50 --> 00:37:52

and they would never wanna come back to

00:37:52 --> 00:37:54

this earth for anything that you could offer

00:37:54 --> 00:37:56

them except to sacrifice for the sake of

00:37:56 --> 00:37:58

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala again. Do you know

00:37:58 --> 00:37:59

how many people have been saved from the

00:37:59 --> 00:38:00

hellfire

00:38:00 --> 00:38:02

by witnessing the people of Gaza? You know

00:38:02 --> 00:38:04

how many people have embraced Islam, and for

00:38:04 --> 00:38:06

that will have their salvation

00:38:08 --> 00:38:09

in the hereafter?

00:38:09 --> 00:38:10

Why?

00:38:10 --> 00:38:12

We've gotta manifest this stuff, we've gotta teach

00:38:12 --> 00:38:13

this stuff.

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