Al-RaUf – Rahmah – Weekly Halaqa

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Michelle Well, it's nice to be back with all of you on Zillow on these Friday night Hello because I always reflect on how

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might be helpful to shut the door. Thank you.

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It's always wonderful to reflect on how Subhan Allah Allah has given us these chances to be in the company of one another in the company of sisterhood, but also in the company of just remembrance of Allah azza wa jal, you could be doing any, any number of things with your Friday nights, Mashallah. And the many of you that have your daughters in these programs and shallow, they're benefiting, we pray child in some small way, if not a big way. And for all of you and all of us and it's an amazing thing that we have these opportunities again and again to be here. I reflect on the last several Fridays, I don't know what everyone was doing on their last several Fridays, since we didn't have

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Holika we had a break. But it's just wonderful to kind of get back into a rhythm and a routine of

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put on reading the wicked and also remembrance of Allah azza wa jal so lovely to be here back with all of you and hamdulillah as we begin back this, you know, start this year 2024 And also kind of carry forward

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our programming and Sharla for the rest of the year. May Allah bless you all.

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So we'll start in sha Allah Splenda Rahman Al Rahim was a mala Mala say that Mr. Medina said he was happy with an image of mine. So welcome back to all our Bay Area sisters who are here in person and then are many sisters who are on mine. I see you all kind of writing the chatbox there, Masha, Allah, Allah bless you all.

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And I think we're I think we can probably

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stop the share here and just sort of focus in on

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Inshallah, the conversation today. Am I still connected? I don't think it needs to be connected. Alright, let's disconnect that. Inshallah. Tada. Alright, it's time today now.

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So have y'all been keeping up?

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Yeah, I know, I understand very much. And I also know that it's, um, as these times continue to be challenging.

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We have it almost on around the corner. We're in the month of Rajab. And it's a beautiful thing to reflect on how these are. We're now in the special months of the year. There's always give us special days, special weeks, special months. But we're kind of entered we've entered into the countdown to Ramadan, and that our job

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is a very blessed month. Many there's many important milestones in the month of Rajab. And tonight in sha Allah, I think I said this already, but we'll say it again. We're commemorating Inshallah, the coming in of Rajab, and the getting ready of the countdown to Ramadan by doing a PM. So I hope many of you can say those of you who are local, and those of you who are with virtual with us online, also will continue live streaming. But we plan to do some extra Rebadow or worship right after Holika for that for two more hours from nine to 11 Inshallah, and hopefully those Suzanne who's flown in, for this will join me in sha Allah to Allah. And then also, I should also announce

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this way, don't forget later this Sunday in sha Allah, we also have a very special program. So many of you were many of you guys with us in our Ramadan. Last Ramadan when we had our big each as a party Quran celebration of such we have this request that came through to do a discussion of Quran the journey of Quran with women who have worked on Quran and received each other in it. So that program is happening this Sunday. And it's for the woman and the girls and I hope you bring your daughters and yourselves come. It's on the other side of the bay, but they we hop around like this drama. So a lot of times we're on this side of the East Bay, this particular event will be in the

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South Bay will be in Saratoga, the West Valley Masjid Inshallah,

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four o'clock on Sunday, it's also virtual. So you're welcome to join us virtual as well. But we have a tostada Hafi the medina meetup Brahimi will kind of be leading a discussion of myself in Osaka, Suzanne, on all three of us actually our journeys to the point and and how we've reached it and,

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you know,

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amazing things that have happened along the way, but also the difficulties that happened along the way too, but it's meant to be an inspirational journey and discussion, and really to inspire anybody who's looking into their own Quran journey, and especially the girls. So please do tune in and bring your daughters it was something that many of you all actually requested this program so it handed it out, we finally got it on the books, and Sharla

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the month of Rajab is a beautiful month because as soon as as soon as that I have came in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say,

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Oh Allah bless us and Rajab and bless us in Siobhan, and allow us to reach the Ramadan. And so it was a recurring draw that he would make as soon as the month of allotropic came in

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Allahumma barik lana fee or

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All job What about it then Fe Siobhan Woba Liliana Ramadan. And it's a beautiful thing to think about how here's the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam almost like so excited and ready for the month of Ramadan. And as a we need to be as well. And if any year and anytime

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we need that I'll move on it's this year, it's this year, we need the spiritual moments and spiritual times

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I shared with many of you and kept you all in my two hours as I went to Andhra and returned just recently. And

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you know, people have been asking me about the Omron all I could say is it was needed. I didn't even realize how much I needed it until I got there. And I was like this was this is exactly what was needed in, in in in a moment in time when it's just everything was so heavy and burdensome

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Spiritual Places spiritual people spiritual months spiritual days spiritual times, and you're just your spiritual corner of your attic F corner is what keeps us going.

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As you see death and destruction and oppression all around us. And so I can't emphasize enough the importance of your own Iboga in the midst of all of this because otherwise it's very easy to just lose hope and to see everything as being unchanging

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and unending on seizing

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upon a lot.

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So we'll kick start inshallah today with our plan for the month of Rajab, and I hope that kickstarts everybody's Are you badda and worship and getting ready for it all. Milan. I will tell you in addition to this weekend's programming, we also are planning for next month before to Milan kind of Rama woman's conference for Ramadan prep, we normally try to do that conference

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you know, some weeks before the madonn and a lot of it is actually focused on will have a teacher from each of them without help each of the methods I feel kind of a shot for a Maliki to do like a fifth review of Ramadan and then also kind of a general spiritual readiness fertile Milan. So look for look, look out for that inshallah for the date and time we'll announce that inshallah Tada in February.

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So we'll keep we'll keep going here with our book for those of you who are joining us any new folks today.

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Welcome Michelle. Ah, good to have you here. Welcome today Hola. Hopefully sisters can all say sit downs to our newer sisters when you see them in sha Allah for prayers and salah. And for anybody online to think that we have a couple of new folks welcome to Masha Allah, we are covering a book that's called reflecting on the names of Allah. And it is authored by Mustafa Jeannine Yusuf. And it's really there's many many books out there on the 99 names of Allah subhanaw taala we've covered a few of them so far.

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And all of them are excellent and great. It's just a beautiful thing when it's written by a woman

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you get a different a different feeling coming through mashallah different focus. So anyhow, I always like to support our women, scholars and teachers and so we're loosely using this book and covering we're going in that order so right now mashallah we are on the name Allah hub and that's what we're starting so spend out on Hamana Rahim

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What does lol hub mean?

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What does Ella hub mean?

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Well, I forgot to do this. I always do that. I always forget to do all this tech stuff. May Allah help us

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What does Aloha mean somebody breaks down the route for me

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at least somebody needs to somebody out there knows this name. Considering you have a child name.

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Yes to with the same route. Yes. Hola. Hola. So what does it mean? Leila tell us

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ma'am, okay. And what have

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you said

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to bestow or to gift. So if we break down the three letter roots in Arabic of El Wahab, you end up with what habba right. What haha. So this route that always talks about kind of giving or gifting or bestowing and so Allah azza wa jal is the gift giver. The one who gives gifts or bestows on you gifts upon Allah. And it's a beautiful thing to think about how, how, when you think about think about the last gift you are given, just take a moment

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I just received one Allah bless the sisters Ponte Allah. Right before I get right as I came in. And as I look at this gift, like so many beautiful motions come to mind. Right? Right. So many

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people are like, What are you talking?

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So many emotional, beautiful thing is right? It is beautiful in itself. But there's also that moment of like, Oh, you thought about me? Subhan Allah like, you didn't have you didn't have to do that. Subhanallah right. So think of the last gift someone gave you.

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Have you? Have you captured it in your mind?

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Have you captured it in your mind?

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Could be a little drawing that your kid even drew today and bring your mama

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or it could be you know, an, you know, a gift. That's a sizable gift, or maybe a small little token thing? Have you got it? Because I have a question now. Next. Okay, so this gift that you were given, what are the emotions that came with it? For you?

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Love Thank you. A sense of love. What else? Joy? Beautiful.

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Gratitude. Yes. Gratitude.

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Appreciation? Yes, very much. So.

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Our sisters online are saying love and gratitude. What else?

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satisfaction or what?

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Caring? Uh huh. feeling cared for feeling special. Feeling seen? feeling like you have some importance? Right? Somebody remembered you thought about you. Now think about this as human to human. Yeah.

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A token gift, a big gift, but it's a physical thing. Now imagine the things that Allah has given.

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He is the ultimate gift giver. And so when he gives these gifts, how does that make you feel?

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remembered? Loved.

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Gratitude. Blessed? Beautiful. Yes, absolutely. And so this is why ask the question so we can connect, we can connect the feelings. Now the question is what has Allah gifted us with? So many things, so many things. When you think about all the things that Allah is a which God has given us, it's, in fact, we can't even count them and put it on tells us so right if you were to count the blessings of Allah, you couldn't write you couldn't even count them. But think about for a moment, what are some of these things think about you woke up this morning,

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every single one of us in this room since we're all here,

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and those virtual too, you woke up this morning, and you were breathing.

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This is a gift. This is not something in our control or in our hands, we can't, in our sleeping state, tell ourselves breathe, and we'd get up and breathe. It doesn't work that way. This is something Allah gives, and also something he takes how many people die in their sleep, right? It's not in our hands. And so when you when you haven't done anything, to deserve it, or to make it happen, and you couldn't

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produce it, this and it comes to you, this is a gift. This is a gift. Does that make sense? You may strive for something. And we'll talk about the difference between striving and between gifts in just a moment. But think about all the things that you may have. Many of you here are mothers, you have girls in the program. That's why many of you are here. And think about how you may have desire children, you may have hoped for children, you got married and said to yourself, I want to be a mother one day, or maybe you didn't.

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But the point is, you had no knowledge of whether or not you would actually conceive.

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There was no guarantee of children.

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And that when the children came,

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yes, there are a handful and yes, their work. But the fact that they came is a gift.

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Because there's nothing that you can do as much how many how many, how many how many sisters and loved ones of ours do we know have tried so so so so much. And it's not something that comes or doesn't come easily or it doesn't come right away? Right. And for others, it's immediate Cipolla that's from Allah, his decision to and the eye on the Quran says anyone know the verse that talks about those

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because the word shows up here too in this verse.

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Anybody know? When he talks about giving children?

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Anybody anybody?

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So he says so actually, I have the English for you in just a moment here.

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He gifts he gifts. Yeah, horrible, right he gifts whom He wills female children. And he gifts whom He wills males.

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So this is also a beautiful thing, the fact that because he could have just said he gifts, children, but he specifically said, female. And then he also said and gifts male, making it clear that both are gifts, not one more than the other as some cultures might

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push. But here, it's a gift. Yeah, who like he literally uses the same word? What have He bestows or he gifts? This? It's not something you can make happen. Right?

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Do you see what I'm saying? So when you think about all the things that our laws are, which God has given us all these gifts,

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it's not also one time, or sometimes it's constantly he's constantly showering us with gifts every single day. But a person who is you know, spiritually attuned will be able to see that and a person who isn't spiritually attuned. may very well have what we call the cup half empty syndrome. Right? Where it's kind of like how are you? Yeah, I was like, no, yeah. How's it going in?

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And yes, it is bleak times. And yes, these are difficult times. But we still give him the chicken and if anybody could, and if anybody has taught us about sugar and hunt, it's the people of Alexa.

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If anybody has taught us anything, about being able to say Alhamdulillah in the moments of disaster, when it really matters, is

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Allahu Yanni. Truly I think they have put all of our Eman to shame.

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Subhan Allah, may Allah give them strength and ability and Romania, to put on Amin and all people who are oppressed in every corner of this earth.

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I mean, yorubaland I mean, a beautiful thing about El Wahab. But Allah azza wa jal gives these gifts and does not require anything in return. Unlike humans, when you think about, again, the last gift you were given, depending on who gave it and how and so on, I was just visiting family, or I just came from a trip in which I was visiting family and carried gifts with me, because that's what you do. When people are distant and far from you. You want to write, Kindle, that bonds of family with gifts, right? imagine many of you carry gifts when you visit your family or you are expected to carry potentially.

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But anyhow, there is a sense of reciprocity you gave me. So therefore I must give you, right, or you remembered me, I should remember you or shame on me that I didn't remember you or so on this. However, none of this exists with the laws of which he gives and does not request or require that you give him anything in return. In fact, there is nothing we can actually give a loss. So again, even our own obedience to Allah is for us and not for him.

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Doesn't help or harm him in any way. Right? It's really back for us. So the beautiful thing here is, and we'll repeat this verse again and again, in this section as we talk about this. The beautiful thing is that if you do give sugar and gratitude, what does Allah say? And look what Anna Botha?

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Yes, someone just said it.

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We're in the checkout or tune, let us eat and come. And if you were to thank me, and show gratitude, I will increase you. It's a beautiful verse. I love it. It's one of my favorite. Because when you really think about it, what is the whole point of all of this is you will get and there's nothing wrong. We said this many times people think about, oh, the fact that we are in a place this this area, right? The Bay Area in general. And this section of the Bay Area is considered to be a relatively affluent place. Yes, especially compared to other parts of the bay or the country or the whatever.

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And so you think about is there a sense of guilt of having stuff.

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And the reality is, you didn't choose to be born in the socio economic class in which you were born, which may change actually over time, you may have worked your way up, or the other way around. This too, is a gift because it's not a choice or something you did you were born into a certain family. You were born into a certain the safety or security. Think about all the little little baby children, little little children born in the USA, or in Palestine there and it's not their choice where they're born. And there's no difference between us and it could have been us. Well, it could have been and what is the difference? So when you have a sense of safety, security or means physical

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things, this is a gift. This is a gift, right? It's a it's a it's an example of a gift. And so what does Allah say? It's not the issue of a gift. You don't need to people say this all the time. They feel guilty for having good. I was talking to somebody close to me just the other day. And we were saying and I said something like I'm good enough for such and such and, and then the person said yes, but I feel guilty about it. No.

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I mean, I understand psychologically, human psychology

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I understand where the guilt is coming from. But at the same time is that's not what Allah says to us in the Quran. He doesn't say and so if I give you have more guilt,

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what he says is what?

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And if you think me, actually, I'll increase you, I'll increase you. So so we understand from this having things isn't the problem with the problem is what you do with it. What you do with it, because a HIPAA a gift comes to you at no cost.

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Allah doesn't accept, it doesn't expect anything from you. However, if it ends up being used in the wrong way misused, now it can count against you.

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Now it can count against you. So what do I mean, you have wealth, and you don't give you don't purify, there's a cat to that.

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You have wealth, and you don't give charity of it. You have wealth and you're stingy.

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Now, this has been used will be used will be counted against you.

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You have knowledge, and you didn't pay forward, you have time you have energy, you have youth and you didn't pay it forward.

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All of these are gifts that can be then counted against you. Do you see what I'm saying? So it depends what we do with it. It's all the fact that we feel guilty because we have it safety, security, electricity, running water, running car, etc. No hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. For all we have, and with that handy little increase. And then what do you do with it? Is it really the question, which is why Muslims actually are truly truly there are some of the most generous people, the most charitable people why? Because they know that these are gifts, but if they don't pay forward, they can backfire on them and be held against them. Do you see what I'm saying? May Allah

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Insha Allah, Allah, may Allah grant us all kinds of gifts and allow us inshallah to use them in the proper ways. Allahumma Amin.

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And so Allah azza wa jal reminds us

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that you can have a gift.

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That is something you did not necessarily work for and that you're born with. In Arabic, what do you call a talent?

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A mo hubba. Same route, as what hubba mo Heba is a talent. Somebody could be you could work hard for something. But some people are just born naturally with this talent. Some people have a talent, they have a excellent voice. They were just born this way they didn't do and other people take all these voice lessons and voiceless. Mashallah, right and somebody else just has a natural talent, they're just able to fill in the blank, whatever it may be. This is a mo HIPAA a talent. So Allah give certain people and we don't compare. We don't say how come that person can, or they were just born that way. And I've had to work so hard to do the same thing.

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Because this is where the internal effort is clear to Allah azza wa jal, even if it's not obvious to other people.

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So when we think about, for example, you have worked so hard to just be able to get up for prayer, like it is so difficult for you to kind of keep the regimen of like the five daily prayers or even the fajita prayer and working on this working on this workout. And the next person over, they just

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might just get

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no issue, they're not even tired. You don't look to

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them, they just like roll out of bed and they catch their prayer. And you're kind of like, for me, it's a battle to do this. Right and fill in the blank. It could be any other battle. And you but Allah sees the difference.

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And each person is then rewarded, according to that efforts. Because if one person was given it as a gift,

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Pamela, they get their gift. But for you if you've struggled and struggled and struggled and struggled, that reward is commensurate with how much struggle there was. Right? And that's important to remember too. So when you see somebody with a mo Hubba, or a talent or something that's God given, right? And you're kind of a little bit jealous of it, know that your struggle to reach that same level of what was naturally given to them, is compensated by law. So whichever is seen and understood, even if it's not clear to the people to people, Allah sees it. Right? He knows what he gives, and he knows what he created Subhan Allah

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and then we talk about Subhan Allah in this name of allah hub, the gift giver. It's also important to know that when Allah has given you a gift from his love, it's also a reminder it's a reminder that we are under his care and it's not Pete We're not given these gifts because we deserve them. This is the difference between it is

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right your it is your provisions

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And a HIPAA, right, a HIPAA, which is a gift. What is the difference between the two? One you've strived for, right? Allah has already written everyone's at USC, we understand that this is fated. However, you have to work towards this. Whereas HIPAA comes to you whether or not you did anything for it. It's literally a gift, kind of like I walked in today, and there was flowers. It's so kind, like, I didn't expect this, I didn't see this coming. I didn't know, you know, it's just a gift given to you. Do you see what I'm saying? So there's a difference between the two. But what Allah reminds us of, is, he's ultimately in charge.

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He decides who gets the gifts and who has to work towards something. And this is not for us to say how come and so how, you know, why them why not me, this is not useful in any way. And if you're inclined to this is something we call one of the spiritual diseases or illnesses that need to be remedied and worked on the constant comparing with other people, the keeping up with the Joneses, as they say, right, the back and forth and, you know, kind of always looking like, Oh, they got that, oh, they did that, oh, I should do that, you know, like this, this thing is a disease of the heart. It doesn't mean that you are kind of like, you know, you're still back in the 80s, or something

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like you can evolve to that's not what I mean, but at the constant like, oh, it's got to be one up the other one went up the other one, this is an illness,

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a spiritual illness.

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And so Allah azza wa jal reminds us that Allah is greater than anything that we can imagine. And do not try to super impose onto him human qualities.

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So human qualities here would be

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if I liked you more, I'll give you more.

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That's not how Allah is. Because if he was like that,

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explain then how people who are disbelievers non Muslims, people who are Yanni forget somebody who doesn't even know about God or believe someone who is literally a Catholic who what is the word Katherine mean? It means that you are hiding the truth, you are literally hiding the truth, you know the truth, you're hiding it purposefully. Yet that person still breeds in the morning, still gets to their work with a functioning car that doesn't crash and explode. Right? They're still able to eat and drink and, and be merry, you see what I'm saying?

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So God still gives even to somebody who is purposefully

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that to him.

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He's in charge.

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But also, all of this will be kept a record of as well. Do you see what I'm saying? So it's really important for us to not lose sight of the fact and not forget where exactly these gifts come from.

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Now, don't superimpose these human qualities onto alasa. Magellan say, Well, if I, if I've, if you know, I need to, I only get gifts, if I will only give gifts if somebody gives me. We don't want to do this with the laws of origin. Because he doesn't do this to us. Right? So much of what we have, we're not even necessarily worthy of but it's a beautiful gesture of love.

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There's another reason why people give gifts. So we said love.

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We said gratitude.

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Right appreciation, you might give somebody a gift because of that of appreciation, you might give them a gift for celebration, a reward or celebration of some sort. But there's also another reason why people give gifts distance when somebody's distant from you, and you want to kind of rekindle that. Or you don't know somebody very well, you might give a gift to right kind of bring that relationship closer.

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So think now for a moment with me about the gifts Allah has given you. Just in your mind, just take a moment.

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There are some gifts here that all of us have in common. We're all sitting in this room. So clearly there are things we have in common. But there are many things that are different by each of us one versus the other emotional, so think about your own gifts that Allah has given you.

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And then think about how some of this may be

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just because

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some of these gifts maybe because

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you were distant

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and he wanted to bring you closer.

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Some of these gifts may be celebration.

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plus something you did Mashallah. Some of these gifts may just be out of love and for you to have a sense of joy and connection. Do you see what I'm saying? The same reasons you may give gifts or reasons why you're given gifts.

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And so it's worthy to think about as well. Little laws of origin Allah hub, the gift giver, right? All these different reasons. So, since we're getting close to Russia and we're going to have a break in a moment, I want to end this section with three things. Three things. These are the practical, how do you take the word Elva hub,

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this name of Allah and implement it in your life practically ready, number one, number one, to be grateful.

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So repeat again the verse, whether in the checkout or tune that as Ethan nickel, but if you were to think me, show gratitude to me, I will increase you. So be a person of gratitude. What does that look like? Practically speaking, some people needed to be reminded, like they need to have an action of gratitude. Other people, they're just constantly humbly that 100 100 around, just like to give gratitude everywhere you see, anytime you see them. hamdulillah right there 100 It's already part of their nature. But other people truly it's like a

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cup half empty.

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And so you have to like literally make it part of your schedule. So they literally that they now how they sell in the Muslim bookstores, gratitude journals.

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So if you are if a journaling helps you buy a gratitude journal, use a gratitude journal. Right? This is actually really great with the teens, like give by them and give them the credit to turtle shell. I did this with some young people. And it was great. They were all they were all about it all the highlighters and all the colors and all the sticky notes. And

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it's like the big thing on tick tock right now is right, organizational, whatever, right? Like they're all like, you know how to like all beautiful script and all this organized like, great. Put it all in your journal.

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So worked really well. But you too, can use a gratitude journal, I recommend it. And if you're not keen on journaling, that's okay too. But before you put your head down, or as you put your head down at night,

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take time to thank Allah for whatever it is that day.

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, all of it, honestly, be a person of chocolate and hunt. So as you put your head down on that pillow, you're saying and hamdulillah for an actually list out what those things are. Alhamdulillah my car function today

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Alhamdulillah right. But I had a difficult moment with my kid. But we were able to hug Alhamdulillah on XYZ, whatever, whatever it may be.

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Because if you go to sleep with sugar,

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and you wake up in sugar and hunt, then you're constantly a person of gratitude. Because what is the first thing that needs to come out of our mouth in the morning as we wake up?

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What do we say? Alhamdulillah he levy the Haryana burden Matana what you lay in ashore. So it's hummed Alhamdulillah Allah, the Ayana the one who brought us back to life after we were dead. Right? This is at hand. So you literally wake up and hunt and you go to sleep and hunt. Gratitude. Right? So that's how you practically implemented number one. Number two, is to use the gifts

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that he's given you in a way that would please him. So think about it like this. If somebody gives you a gift every every one of us we're not we kind of cringe a little when it's a cheap gift.

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You're kind of like because then you really think about your like was I like not worthy enough.

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Or like, clearly something is like ruffled and wrinkled and already has been used here like

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Thank you.

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But there's this case of you. That's kind of like let's go down here. So you don't want to cheap in the gifts Allah has given you. What do I mean by that? If he's given you time, if he's given you energy, if he's given you wealth, if he's given you a knowledge, whatever he's given you, you want to use it and you don't want to cheap in it. Right? You don't want to be stingy with it. Do you see what I'm saying? Because you will be held because then you'll be held accountable for it. Do you see what I'm saying? But if you give freely of it, you've got you've been given it freely and you give freely of it, then it won't count against you factor will count as a good thing for you. Do you see

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what I'm saying? So it's really important that we use it in his way and certainly never in the huddle and certainly never in the huddle. Imagine if he's given you wealth and then you use it in the Haram right you purchase with it or do with it things that are or he's given you knowledge and you kind of outsmart somebody or you use that smart to take advantage of somebody.

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On the way here I was counseling somebody talking to somebody

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And I was told her I said what the way you're describing this to me are being taken advantage of this is not okay. Right it's it's, it's imagine using your to outsmart somebody because you're smarter than right this is all on the HUD on right you're taking a gift and and making it

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hot on

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number three

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to be a gift giver yourself. Allah has given you gifts, so give gifts, right? And here I mean it could be the small token things. It could even just be a hug. It could even just be I see you, I hear you, I support you.

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I'm here for you. And it can also be actual gifts. So I'll end with the Hadith of the prophets of Allah why to send them where he says to huddle to have right give gifts and this will increase you in mutual love. Right? So we are people have gifts we just we can literally give gifts to each other just because right we want to increase the love between us as sisters and brothers or as family members or as just the OMA. So with that we'll pause here inshallah Tada go for Aisha and we'll come back and shall on continue with hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa sallahu Mala and had the Muhammad Ali of sapio Salim My dear sisters inshallah we'll get started again. Sorry for the sisters online

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waiting for us sha Allah we were a little bit delayed here

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they just did Mashallah.

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start that again

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Okay, I think that's ready. Alright, so in sha Allah

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we're ready to get started again everyone settled back in sha Allah Tada

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all good having that Allah are sisters joining us for the pm are some sisters staying behind the Shahla some some some folks. Yes, some folks. Are we having just a very cozy Leo

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you guys can stay a little longer. Please do inshallah.

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I don't know how long exactly. We'll all stay but I think the plan was on the schedule from nine to 11. So we'll see Inshallah, how that goes. We'll take a short break after the Holika for transition and then we'll get started shall Tada.

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Okay, well, let's restart here. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim masala Allahu Allah say that Um hum. midwater RT he was off to southern edge line. So we'll continue on inshallah with the names of Allah that we've been doing. And we just finished covering and we'll have the gift giver, the one who bestows gift gifts. And now we're going to go into somewhat of a

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heavier topic, if you will. And it's an important topic and especially especially especially at this moment. Smilla Rahmanir Rahim, Rasul Allah Hamada say that Mohammed wanted to hear what some of you have said image of AI in the next two names and they go together, they're taught together

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or they make sense to teach together Yanni is Aladdin.

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And, and mock sets.

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justice is typically what we translate this word. And a lot of times people actually translate the next word and most it also is justice. But to make it more clear, and we're going to make it clear as we go here, we're going to translate it for ourselves as equity.

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So justice, and equity.

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And because this time, we're seeing so much injustice, it's such a heavy, heavy, heavy discussion, and many people are asking where is Allah's justice in all of this? So let us go through this together and show that to Allah. In the Quran, Allah azza wa jal emphasizes justice, you see the word Adil, come up over and over and over again.

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it is important to remember that a law is a which

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speaks of justice and speaks as himself as be just V, just right. Meaning he can do anything, and he can decide on anything. And even though he could do anything, he actually forbids for himself, injustice, he forbids for himself injustice.

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So that means what about the rest of us?

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Even more, so.

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It's incumbent for us to forbid injustice on our own selves, right? Or that we become unjust.

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Now, a lot of people look at this and they say,

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doesn't the system seem flawed? You can have two people who let's use an example of the justice system, right, quote unquote justice system

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You can have two people were according to the letter of the law, they should both be punished. Let's say it's theft.

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And if you look at it outwardly, they both stole, they took something that didn't belong to them.

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But if you were to go deeper into the story, you find that one person was hungry,

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and so forth, they still because of hunger need, and the other person wasn't hungry, they just still because they could,

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they could get away with it. Right? Or they could take more or have more, if you will. So, when you look at the letter of the law, technically, they both look like if I stole therefore, I should be punished. But Allah azza wa jal is the just meaning is able to see kind of like we we said in the last session, you're eight he's able to see into the nuances that other people can't see what's an obvious to other people. And so the judgment of Allah is based on that. And there are many things that you may not know or understand. And I say this often you may hear me say this actually in Torah, and maybe you say this in your DUA as well. Y'all Allah helped me

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understand what is not visible to me, thank you at

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what is not visible to me what is not clearly understood by me? And help me understand that it is my deficiency, not yours.

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But you are just, and that you know what you're doing, even when I can't understand it, and that deficiency is me, not you.

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Do you see what I'm saying? That is a very important place of humility to be. Because Allah subhanaw taala reveals to us these names, the two names Aladdin and Al knocks it in order to make sure that we understand clearly that it is not just justice, it is an all encompassing justice, which means that there is a 360 here, that you may see part of it and go, I don't get it. I don't get it. I don't see it, I don't understand. But there's actually much, much more to the story that ALLAH knows and understands that you don't have access to that you don't have what access to. And so much of what we're seeing right now is exactly this.

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Yes, it is injustice, and it is oppression. Why is it happening? There is parts of the Y here that is not clear to us, and may never be clear to us.

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And I'll tell you more.

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In an MCSE it the concept of an exit

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if you kind of break this word down further, because we're talking about equity, that everything in the skills ends up balancing out. But it may not balance out in your lifetime.

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You may not see we may not say we pray, we pray, we pray out to be in our lifetime. We see.

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Oppression ended in our lifetime, we see those who are pressed, compensated, but it may not happen.

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It may be in our children's children's lifetime. We don't know a lot. I mean, who knows a long while I'm like who knows? It's already been 75 years, like who knows.

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And so this is where a personal belief and faith doesn't give up and doesn't say

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God isn't just know.

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God is just and it's an all encompassing justice, but we may not have full access to it. Or it may not be in our actual lifetime that we see because it's a long span. Humanity's has been here for eons. Right? And they may be here, more of Allahu Allah. So it may not be in our limited span of life. Does that make sense? It doesn't make you feel any better necessarily, but it clarifies a little bit more.

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And so when we look at him, I'm gonna Lazada and his explanation of justice, he says that justice and Aden right emanates that just actions emanate from him. And it is the opposite of transgression. It is something that is upright.

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You might even call him even a claim comes and clarifies that more he says justice or other means putting things in their rightful place.

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So when Allah is ready to

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or will, I should say put things in their rightful place.

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We just hope that we're able to witness that and comprehend that when it happens

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so difficult.

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So what is justice is the question here.

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And it says, you know, at a basic level, justice is being fair being equitable.

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But you have to understand that Allah's rules that He has commanded are all just unfair.

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And this is where you can open up any discussion. All the things that people find problematic, where they say, Yeah, I don't know about Islam, it has these interesting rules about men and woman and this and that. And, you know, maybe there's preferences. And yeah, there's differences. There are differences.

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Ultimately, this is Allah's choosing.

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Why do women have periods and men don't?

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I didn't make the rules.

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And the prophets of the law to set him says, right. Speaking of the period, he says, and this is a difficulty that Allah has written on the woman of Benny Adam.

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It is it but it is the same period, right? The same cycle that allows us to conceive and men can't.

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And so there are difficulties and differences between men and women. And so this is why when people kind of wave their fist in the air, and they say, you know, where is equality, we say, it may not be equal, it will be equitable, there is a difference. equality means equal equal, same, same, same, same, but you just can't,

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they're just, it won't happen. As much as they have these interesting things. You might see them social experiments, where they have men wear these interesting things that have a mimic what a cramp is.

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And you're like, look, as much as you try, you'll never understand what this feels, or even better, you know, when when when woman is is about to give birth, right? That feeling of what do you call it the contractions? Right? As much as you try you empathize as much as you you'll never understand what this feels like. And then you know, so then you could see the men in the experiments are like, Oh, God, I like die.

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Like, yeah, but this body this he was female body that Allah has created has allowed to, to withstand this and to later somewhat somewhat, forget this and do it again, shall

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I man just can't I mean, there's just things it's like, as much as we try. It's not your don't give me a quality. Because if you can never feel a contraction, truly,

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I don't want to be your equal.

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Right? And if I'm going to go through stages of

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you know, think about all the stages woman go through from a girl, young girl, while Shala, right? And then eventually you enter into young womanhood, right with your period. And then you may, some will get pregnant and go through that. And the post partum period, and eventually there's menopause and all the perimenopause that comes with it. Like there's so many stages, what's illogical, and men go through none of that.

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None of those are shallow. If anything, they'll have their emotional midlife crisis are like really, really shallow, we go through all these stages. It's a logical, and you think about it. But ultimately, there is an equity, not an equality, same same, but an equity in the balance of things. Things balance out.

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And this is why we talk about when you translate this word, it's better to translate it as equity than just justice. Right?

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Justice isn't sound when we try to explain that again, rather than to say justice to say equity.

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The reason I think this is important too, is because when we say Allah's rules, all of them are fair and equitable.

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In the grand scheme of things, and that scale of everything, it all kind of balances out eventually.

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So we have to be very careful again, just like we said in the last session, not to impose our human deficiency, nor our modern

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right view onto Allah's rules. Very important, because this is where you get a lot of people kind of losing faith, or questioning the rules of God. How come? Why is it? How come? And there is a place for questions and there is a place for being able to ask and to get answers, but there's also a place of being sick of being able to say, so metronome will Alana, right, we hear and we obey, right? And to be able to say when people say why the first answer isn't some philosophical, you know, thing that you come up with, but rather to say because Allah said so.

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And now we can also talk about the pros and the cons and the benefits and the harms and all we can also kind of philosophize after that. But oh, first thing is because Allah said, so

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why is it five times a day, not six times a day prayer because God loves that. So, you know, why is it also not

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drinking and eating because Allah said so and fasting, right?

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Do you see what I'm saying? Ultimately, that is the go to answer. It's very important to start from there and to understand this point right here that Allah's rules are fair and equitable, and to not superimpose our own modern understandings or misunderstandings, on the rules that Allah has established with fairness and with equity, even if we in our deficiency can't fully understand them. Because the more this is a beautiful thing that I learned from our teachers is that the more you study,

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the quieter you are.

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The more you study, the more you realize the depth, the depth and depth of depth of, of that renewal of the sciences. And the more room there is, right when we're younger, I remember being a young student a fifth like taking my first few like, you know, it and it hadn't been studied well, and like actually being given permission to teach but young still very young doesn't have a lot of life experience. Right? And like, you know, going to my master, I remember actually carrying that here home masjid, or when I was a teenager, and carrying my fifth book around, like, yeah, like, I've studied this, like, I know, I'm gonna teach, you know, I'm gonna do this all this, you know, the

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zealotry of youth, like the excitement, excitement, right? And then everything, everything you see, you're like, No, that's no, you know, they, you know, no, no, no, they should pull up their socks a little bit more. No, no, they should, you know, they should this should happen. No, no, that's not right. This is not right. Every little like, you know, every little thing. And I may not say any of it out loud. It's just all kind of happening in my own head. And then you study

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And you realize, oh, wow, there are differences of opinion.

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Look, there are some things that are just wrong. You're just wrong. They're not different. Sorry, they're just wrong. All the way through Masha Allah, but there are some things in which there is room. There are differences of opinion, there is actually room and breath and all of this. And that's the beauty of the beauty of our deen, that there is actually and the prophesy centum reminds us that it's enough Almighty Rama, the differences of my ummah is actually a mercy to us. Right. And the more you study, this is why the more you study, the quieter you are, because when you have a little bit of knowledge, you can do a whole lot more harm.

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And the more knowledge you have, the more you realize that can work. And that could work. And that could work. Do you see what I'm saying? And also life experience. It just teaches you over time. And so back to what we're saying here is not to superimpose our own deficiencies or misunderstandings on the perfection of what Allah has.

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Because if you were to go into depth of the study, as you'd realize it all balances out in a very intricate web, but it all balances itself out. So Pamela,

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so what is it been Tamia say here about justice. He says it is important to stand firm for justice because this is what Allah commands of us.

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It's what He commands with himself.

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In fact,

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Allah says that he'll protect a just nation, even if they're not Muslim, even if they're not believers,

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and he will punish an injust nation, even if they claim to be Muslim.

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This is very important. We're seeing it right in front of us today, literally, unfolding right in front of us. And I think it's a powerful thing, because it's not just this theme is not just lip service.

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Allah when he says he is with the just whoever they may be.

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Right. And I think that's important for us to understand as well. Sometimes we will run towards our family, our culture, our people, our tribe, our whoever, and stand with them even if they're wrong.

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But in the Quran, Allah teaches us and says to us to uphold justice, even if it again if it is against our own families, or even against our own selves,

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right to call out injustice

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that's a powerful thing.

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And there are so many stories in the seal of the prophets of the law to set them in which you see this unfold in his own society that you know, being in Medina Subhan Allah was beautiful, a beautiful thing I'm going to take a pause here and just say

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it is by the way, when you go Inshallah, if you've been before inshallah May Allah bless you to let me go again. And if you've been if you have never been May Allah bless you to go and may Allah bless us all to go again and again and again. I'll look to blend Ira plan me write it for us. I mean,

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on this particular ombre we did a walking tour of the CETA

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so you read the Sita and we read the Sita and this in our in our own Holika we've actually covered it so a couple of Alekos ago we covered Sita and you know it's one thing to read it and you know the stories and you tell the stories and you retell the stories. It's another thing to be there. The place in which these things are happening. For example, are are the hotel

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All we stayed in was at the corner of you know, right at the edge of the Masjid. Right beyond it used to be, as of just literally like literally a few weeks before we got there, there was still Spatola and in those weeks they destroyed it. Anyway, the garden. This garden area is the area in which when you read in the CETA, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, there was this moment of disbelief, right? Like people amongst the Sahaba, including Satan are almost specifically Radi Allahu anhu, who was kind of like, no, no, no, he couldn't have died rationally. Of course, it's possible to prophesy. But in that moment, so now I'm not even said in anybody who

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says that they hit he the prophet sent him died, I'm going to you know, he just he was in a state of shock. You know what I mean? And in this moment, there was this moment of like, Okay, now what like, now what happens? What happens? So you read in the CETA, that they went to the, the the unsought, right. They went into the garden area, and they had a meeting amongst themselves, who's going to be the leader now.

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And there's this whole exchange back and forth, that happens, and there's whole discussion you read into the CETA. But to go and stand there, and to be there, and you're like, Oh, wow. Because literally, literally up until a few weeks ago, everything was the garden was completely preserved. You can still go, they kept one tree.

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They're expanding the area. I'm not here to judge him. It's just hard, some funnel. Nevertheless, in the I'll tell you what else upon a low when we were there. So those of you who know, Amanda Would ya seen who used to be here in the Bay Area for a while as a tuna and is now in Austin, Texas. He and

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a good friend of his NFL, former NFL player Abdullah Hussein

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and a few other brothers who are local to the Bay Area, did a recreation of a walking from Mecca to Medina. But the Prophet salallahu audio Selim did his Hijra.

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Does anyone know how long the hero the process and him was? How many days? How many days that he had saved that Baba could walk?

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it's helpful to know these things. Yeah. 15 days.

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And you think about you carry as much provision as you can, you're also leaving quickly, right? And you're carrying as when you're going in a route that is not the typical route. This is why it was hard for them to find them. Right. Because they went in a different route than what was expected of them to go. Which also meant that it's difficult. It's hard. There's no one there there's no provisions. This is a whole I'm gonna launch and Tulsidas story.

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But it's a beautiful thing. And his and his daughter, right? Is the one retracing the steps to get them food.

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Who is this daughter? Who am I referring to?

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Say that a smell Rhodiola horn and did you know that she did that same walk

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that they did while pregnant?

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Or Shala

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now Imam Dawood Okay, who's one of the most mashallah

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what can we say?

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outdoorsy, that's a perfect word. outdoorsy people you know

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and I'm able to come camp anywhere with a logical no love lesson. And you have for one a fellow player, right brother Abdullah. So you have to very fit people. And so as they finish their fifth their their days of walking, they we met them in Medina, right as they finished and they came and talk to our group. My show so beautiful to like here. They're the first reflections they have, as they, as they, as they walked the footstep literally the footsteps of the Prophet salallahu Salam,

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and the first thing out of their mouth was, that was hard.

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They said Here we are thinking where as far as we can be, like, you know, in a good strength and good, you know, and they're like, We have no idea how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Abu Bakr

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you know, they said, you know, they're younger in age than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and say the other bucket were when they made that Hijra and he told me that all kinds of interesting things I don't want to ruin the whole surprise with her story and you should listen to their story inshallah. But one of the very interesting things that they said was because they had to camp and like open desert like open area in certain places, and they were like, Yep, there's gin.

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Oh, like okay.

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so they were talking about how you know, physically fit and emotionally fit right emotionally mentally fit you have to be

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To make a journey like that, and to withstand that and to be able to come to a place knowing that you're being persecuted knowing that you're being persecuted, but the the price tag on your head, right is so big that anybody would be ready to kill you. Right? At any point in time.

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And so anyhow, the short story of all this is when you go and you're actually physically there, how did I start this whole story when you're actually there in person and you're taking the footsteps but really because look, the entire semester today administered the nebo we the whole mystery that you go to today you call Mr. Nebo. He was in the original city of Medina. That was the that was the city of Medina. What today is the masjid was the entire city.

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So when you walk through that masjid, you're walking through everything that happens in the CETA in Medina,

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everything that's happening and when you go out of it, right, that was considered like the outskirts of the city.

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Right and so when you go to like a HUD for example, and you're going to visit the mountains of Oregon, kind of understand and see like what happened in the story of a hood and visit the grave of Satan the Hamza for example. Right. And you understand your to them, they were far out from the their city of Medina right there Masjid in Medina. So then you understand that every footstep you're taking in that blessed city, the prophets of Allah do send them likely stepped foot there. And if not, then his Sahaba right. And so then there's this kind of moment where you're kind of like, wow, and here too, and here too. And well, and this story happened here. And that story happened. It's,

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it's amazing. It's really a beautiful thing to kind of bring this data to life. Sorry, I think I was saying all of this because it was just an amazing experience, but also to say Make dua that Allah grants you the ability to,

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to go to these blessings, places to revive and to refresh and to reconnect,

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and to read the CETA. That's how I got here to read the CETA, including the stories in which you hear what you read, that there were disagreements,

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that there were difficulties, like one of the things I was saying to the group of attendees in the Amara, I was saying and reminding them, don't read the Sita with these rose colored glasses of everything is perfect.

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No, no Eliza, which I could have sent down

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the Quran as a book,

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the way he sent down the tablets,

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he could have decided that there didn't need to be a human.

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That then interpreted the message. But he sent us a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a human to live life fully as a human. But yes, the know the happy, the sad, the the deaths, the births, the right. The marriages, I mean, all of it happens right in his lifetime. So the law to send them.

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And also, on top of that, he also sends and insists that there's a community, right around the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Why? Because there are things that need to happen,

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including things that are bad, including things that are hot on even,

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that the prophets Allah is that I'm sure he's not going to be the one to do this. But he's going to correct those who do so.

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Right? Because he's going to enjoin the good and forbid the evil.

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And so when you read the stories of the Sahaba, there are so much in them, and happening between them that's happening today with us, right? People upset with each other people fighting with each other. There are also the major sins and this is what I was reminding are and this is hard, because a lot of people are like, What do you say these are? Sahaba What are you saying? Like no, listen, listen, the major sins that we read about whether it be you know, the things the sins that you're familiar with the lying, the cheating, theft, so on, all of this happened,

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but so did fornication. So did so did adultery. So did alcohol.

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Drinking. So did whatever murder I mean, these things happened even amongst your like, Sahaba Yes, because what is a hobby mean, as a hobby means that they are a person who met the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and became Muslim.

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Now, does that mean that they're all angels? No. Were they the best of generations as a whole? Absolutely. And amongst them as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that is the best of teachers and healers.

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And so the person who was the alcoholic, eventually got rid of his alcoholism. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he loves a lot His messenger. He's going to

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do his still

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but because of the love, and eventually he did. His name was a naughty man.

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Right? There was a person who was a peeping Tom.

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He will go look at the

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woman. Right, and we'll look at the HUD on. We have a word for that today.

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Looking at the Haram

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it's called pornography.

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That person, the other Sahaba, were bothered by him.

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They didn't want him to pray with them.

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And so when he would come to the masjid,

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they would say

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we don't want him here. What are the prophets have a lot to set him say,

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his, leave him, leave them here. His prayers will prevent him.

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Let him keep praying. Eventually his prayers will be the cause of his repentance. And he was and he did, he repented.

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This one away.

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There was another man who came into the prophets of Allah to send them speaking of the Medina and society here, young man this time, and he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said something that was so foul,

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that the other companions, other Sahaba sitting there literally said to him, sure, what do you say? What are you saying? What are you using to the Prophet? He said to the prophesy son, allow me to fornicator

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they're all like, Oh, can you imagine any other solvers sitting there? They're kind of like, quiet, what do you say?

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The prophesy said I'm didn't just wave them off, or kind of say head on, or give them a big long hotspot or lecture.

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or shamed him.

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He did what we would call in psychology, cognitively reframe.

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He literally said to him,

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would you like it? If

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this were to happen? To your daughter?

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Lisa, no. Would you like this tap into your mother? No. Would you like this tap into your aunt we'd like this to happen to your paternal aunt, would you like this? And every time the man would say no, he would say, and people don't want that for their daughter. And people don't want that for their mother. And people don't want that for their fans.

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He understood

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it's an important thing to put yourself in those moments and to understand what were these conversations like that the prophets will allow said some of them was having with people who were coming in, you know, fighting, killing one another, having enmity with one another.

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People who were drinking even after the command of alcohol was right,

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came down.

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In the presence of the Prophet, the one I'm referring to he was a veteran abetted he fought in better

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and it still didn't prevent his alcoholism.

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That's a whole other discussion for another day of how people think that this is the some of these things are in your hands. Oh, you can just overnight no these some of these things are illnesses. They take time to heal, and to get better. The prophets of Allah Who said I'm understood these things. And I say this whole story because it relates to the recent trip to Medina and the CETA tour that we were on walking tour.

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But it also relates to this understanding of Aden back to this Adil injustice, understanding the rules of a law are perfect.

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Even when we are deficient, and even when we put our modern or imperfect understandings on top of them. And this is something that is beautiful about the medina in society, you see that there? Are humans just like us, they have faults like us, they are the best of generations. Yes. Much better than us. Yes. Because the Prophet was amongst them. Right. And he was able to teach and heal them in such a beautiful way. And there wasn't the sense of like, you are bad out of my community, you drink out, you've worn out, you want to do whatever this and that haram thing out? No, rather it was, Darrell keep him keep him here.

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Eventually, they're going to get better. Imagine if we did that to the people of our communities will Llahi Imagine if we did that here in this semester right here.

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The lack of judgment, all the shaming, right? All that kind of like it's not perfect enough, you're not good enough. Your clothes is not wide enough. You're not, you know, praying good enough, whatever it is. That's just not how the medina in society was. It's not the way of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He was firm. And the rules of a law were clear. These are the rules. We're not mincing any words here. But the way in which you teach and the way in which you bring people forward, and there's a whole discussion about how many of us are whether we're actually

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Mothers like biological mothers are whether we're mentoring spiritually right? In this spiritual holocaust that we have for the girls. It is such a beautiful and important thing to know of how to teach them and not to push them away from the Stien haram haram bad and bad, bad you're not good enough, but rather to smile. And to say

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this deen is beautiful and so are you. And it works for you and will work for you. Give it time. Try this, try that with a big smile. Lots of love. I'll pause here Inshallah, because of our time Inshallah, because we're going to take a break before we do our

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our Cleon program and sha Allah Tada. But I just want to end with this, I just want to just give me just give me a moment here to end kind of with this. We always end with how do you take these this name of alasa Jen, and implemented in your life. So just like we did, the last lesson has to do with this one, number one, to commit your own self to justice to Aden.

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And what that means is if you want justice for other people, you have to be willing to be adjusted person yourself. If you want it for yourself, you have to be willing to do that for others. Do you know what I mean? And you stand with justice with whoever whomever it is whether regardless of family, tribe, name, ethnic background, you stand with Justice regardless.

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Also, standing with justice for yourself means against your own anger,

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your own rage,

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right? And anything that causes you to commit injustice, because when we rage and when we anger, we say things and do things that we don't mean, and it hurts other people. So standing against yourself with just against your own injustice means being mindful, careful of rage and anger.

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Having justice with your family means just like charity starts at home, so does justice. It is not enough to be just and beautiful and kind and nice. And oh, Mashallah. Mashallah, Mashallah.

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with community members, when actually at home, you have a completely different face? Do you know what I mean?

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That's a heavy topic, but it's important, you know, whether it be justice to our children, our siblings, abusive to our

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blood, Kin, right? unfair to our children, etc. These are things to really take into account because this means injustice. if again, if we want to Lazard's and injustice for us, we can't be injustice, unjust to others,

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and to our communities. And this, we already talked about this a good bit about the Medina and society so I'll just say, equitable mosques.

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And invite your sisters in. You see somebody brand new, welcome, welcome. Come on in. Well, I see. I would see my teachers all the time. And sometimes you would think and we'd say, man, here we are, like, studying, studying, studying, studying, working hard, you know, and, you know, we kind of get the Legos and Armonico kind of like a basic setup. And then you have somebody who's like, brand new, who like, doesn't know anything, but doesn't even know like, how important this teacher is, right? They come on in, and the teacher suddenly like, lights up, like,

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you're kind of like, I've been here, like, all these weeks.

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And that whole thing is like, come on in and welcome, right? We'd love to have you here because the hope is that this is going to allow you to then I'm welcoming you who are not looking at you with suspicion of like you look a little different and a little, you know, not fully put together and fully practicing or whatever the case is, well Llahi this was how they were all the time. I've never seen my teacher see somebody new except that you're so excited to see them. Because what they also saw on them is potential. They looked at it from the eye of potential. What is the eye of who this person can be one day Subhanallah it's a beautiful thing. And lastly, I lost my lost my place. And

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lastly, the last thing I was gonna say is you also have to have justice with the wider society, the wider society and this is where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam stood with anybody who justice was for them and the when you break down the word justice you might have heard this before but it's not just us.

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Just justice isn't just us. It is for everybody and anybody that this applies to so we'll end there inshallah Tada. And a word of just quick logistical. I have a little bit more travel from the

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however in Charlotte's Ida, we have established shimmied no silo silo, who will be joining you for the next couple of weeks until I return. And then once I return, I'll be here challah for the rest of the time fifth, and may Allah subhanaw taala bless all of you except from all of

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You I do want to make special Diaz for a couple of people. Inshallah as we kind of close here with

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the beautiful young sister mashallah, who sisters who brought these flowers we're going to make to offer them but also there's a

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one of our uncle's who's in the hospital right now. One of the fathers have a sister in our Holika here who's in the ICU at the moment in his last days and shall those who are going to make dua for him as well within Smilla Rahmanir Rahim also Allah who wanted her to Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam as Ryan yarp Allah means alocasia Karim and to our foreign whatever food and water Ramona and Molana phones are not at home and caffeine Yatta blood I mean we ask you how to put on me to shower your mercy down upon us Yatta be increased us and all that is good and all that it is cleared. You ought to be we asked you by your special names we ask you by the name Allah hub, your

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Allah to grant us and bestow upon us your gifts your hubba Keti ya Allah we ask you to be people who are thankful people of gratitude people of Chicago, people of hand Yatta B do not will take these words of hand out of our mouths every Kadeem you know Allah allow us to be people that as we give you hunt and sugar you give us more your ability I mean we ask you by your names Aladdin

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the just that Yeah, it'll be you bring justice for all of our sisters and brothers who are oppressed across the world. Y'all I'd be particularly in Philistine particularly in Allah's say out of blonde. I mean, your appeal all of our sisters and brothers in the Congo in the Sudan, Jada be those in China, Yara be those who are tortured yada be those who are being taken away from home and safety out of all the countries that have dealt with natural disasters recently a Khadeem Syria and Turkey and Libya and Morocco Yatta Bilaal I mean we ask you please y'all to be give them back there safety academe replace what they lost with what is better. Yeah, ILA here. We ask you to be those who are

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constantly in the service of our sisters and brothers in the OMA yada be allow us to use our time and our energy and our wealth and our youth to help them yeah to build on me to help others here Kenny. Yeah, yeah, he added we asked you to always be in your service. Your job is to hit him know Allah to stay within your abusers and do not replace us. Yeah. Kadeem. Yah, yah, yah, yah, yah, we ask you and raise our hands for all those who are ailing for all those who are suffering you ought to be for all those who are sick, yada be for all those who are having any physical ailments. Anybody who's having any emotional or mental health conditions Yeah, kidding. We raise our hands and

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make to offer them yadda yadda yadda yadda we asked him to bless all of our young ones all of our children, protect them yeah to be Grantham friendships. So how about Saudi? Amina? Yeah Kadeem good righteous companionship that will eat them and help them along yeah to blonde and mean you have to be raised our hands and asked me i Kadeem that all of our young girls that are in this program that you bless them Yeah, it'll be allowed them to learn this Deen with love you how to be allow them and grow their love of you and love of the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah He was send them in their hearts Yatta be connect them to each other as sisters and strengthen their identity as Muslims, yada yada I

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mean, allow our children to be from those who are believers until the very last day and from our project knees and their progeny. Xia Kadeem.

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Yeah, yeah, he probably made to offer our young woman Yeah, there'll be those who have just come of age Yeah, it'll be we also made to Allah Kadeem, that you bless each and every one of them to stay righteous and on the straight track with purity until the last day Yeah, Kenny.

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Yeah, you know, he got up we raise our hands and make dua out of being this blessed month of Rajab Yara be Allahumma barik. Let a few Rajab wa barik. beneficia. Or Dan Aman MUB and Lilina Ramadan. Oh Allah bless us in the month of Rajab, and bless us in the month of Shabbat and allow us to reach the Ramadan yah, yah, hey, forgive us, for we are most in need of forgiveness. honor us, uplift us, empower us and connect us to Yakety whatever how no one else will what's the iLab Billah halali. Aleem was a llama Marla say that Muhammad voila early he was happy to send imaginary in Wallonia to COBOL will Hideo nostra tsunami frequently McCann, this LKR RPB serie Surah Fatiha and for

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