Ar-Rahman & Ar-Raheem Rahmah

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Aiken Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim was Allah Allahu ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam at mine. Welcome to the Friday night Holika Hamdulillah. Today we have a wonderful, extended and special program, which I'm really excited for. I'm glad many of you are here home did Allah and I'll share with you a little bit about the program schedule in sha Allah and then we'll kind of do our

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typical work that we do related to our Holika

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so inshallah First things first, we're going to inshallah continue, as we normally do with a little bit of put on recitation and Likud. And then we're going to focus on the topic for today, which is continuing the discussion on Esma and Ned Hausner, today Subhanallah the topic is specifically on mercy which is a beautiful

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well, like it's a topic we absolutely need right in this moment. So Panola will continue that until I shut prayer I shut comes in here at the masjid at eight and then in sha Allah,

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Claudia Ahmad will actually be doing DUA and Nasri are a portion of it. And so will join him for that will join that I should prayer in Jamal and then also the tuat at that point will help you joined by ANSYS omega, which I'm really excited to have a wonderful guest visitor who is here from Syria directly

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and is a half of the Quran and someone who's done all of the Asha acleda adds all the 10 canonical recitations. And this is kind of her specialty Mashallah. And so she's going to be leading us in pm program, which we'll focus on we'll do some recitation of a smile on her snow with her. We'll also do yes scenes together and I'll explain that when we get to that section inshallah.

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And then we'll also pray the first part of the prayer before the nine o'clock pickup for the girls will be assaulted SIV, which will also explain how to do that. For those who can stay after nine we'll have like a little break between nine and 15 of everybody to get to wherever they need to from the kids and we'll transition time and then we'll start a second portion of the plan which will focus more on

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you know, like 12 o'clock cause of play on the Leila and inshallah so that's kind of our program for the evening. So it's an extended program tonight. For those of you who can stay please do I think it'll be a special treat for you inshallah. Tada.

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So, with that, we'll go ahead and get started. Normally, we start with recitation of put it on so let's do that together. We're going to do sort of in bulk first, if you'd like to grab almost half either from the masjid area or if you have it with you or have it memorized inshallah. And we will be back

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let's see here.

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Let me just move this so I can see a little bit better.

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All right. So just in one voice kind of in unison together, we can read together in sha Allah Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Tada raka lovey Brd Hill Maluku Allah militia in body. A lady holla collimator will hire Talia beluga COMM A you can send her on. Oahu allows he is all about food. I love you. Hello cassava do you bear paw? Rafi Holika Rama anemia tefa Woods federal GI Bill vasara heltah Rania FUBU Narada Isla Masaka rotini polyp la que el pasado horsing wha wha ha see what our Casa Yunus Santa doon dunya via Masabi How would you Elena Rojo militia? opaline

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try that again.

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So in shallow level, do you worry the kid for those of you who've been with us in mahalo because you'll know that we do seven of the code at the beginning here and again, later in the pm we'll have like a portion dedicated specifically to the cut. This the good inshallah is going to be seven of seven. So we'll read each of the seven times. But before we start, Inshallah, please take a moment to kind of just center yourselves ground yourselves which essentially means kind of feel the ground, under your wherever you're sitting, kind of really kind of really kind of center in and focus on what you're going to say and try really hard for your thicket and not to become repetitive focus on

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the meaning of the words we'll have the translation, the transliteration and also the Arabic on the screen. So you're able to follow along and Shama but really think about the meanings and try to connect to them. That's how you'll get the most out of the Quran. Shama sound good? All right. So seven of seven inshallah.

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Allahumma salli wa salam ala Sayidina, Wahhabi, Vanessa, you Dina Mohammed Aloha muscle li wa Salam wa barik ala Sayidina

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Muhammad Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa Barik Harada say you Dina one Mona Mohamed Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Juan Mona Muhammad Allah

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Masha Allah

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give me a moment here in sha Allah

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All right, in sha Allah that way I can also see our sisters who are online now when it comes to all our online folks

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Hello bless you all

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are the rates

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what handily lower chakra Lila it's wonderful to be here in sisterhood and company

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on a Friday night as always, how was everyone's break

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from that chakra law, these are continuing to be there continue to be very difficult days. Let's robotic Allah. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all make it easy on all

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tonight inshallah. And subhanAllah just what a beautiful and special treat that we ended up having happened very last minute. Some of you are familiar with Enciso sentry MADI who's, of course a dear teacher to me, and has been for many of you too many of you actually in the last year or two on and off in her visits, Mashallah. But then we found out Spatola that her eldest daughter,

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unsafe So Mia is visiting here in the Bay for just a few days. So we're really excited to actually host her and have her inshallah lead, Cleon portion, Cleon thicket portion for us in sha Allah for Palestine. The idea here is to kind of focus our Diaz and our

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energies in sha Allah, uplifting really, honestly, it's Palestine plus, it's like all the other all the many, many other countries across the Ummah and humanity that are dealing with so much certainly our hearts are with

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Eliza that has been started to be bombed again all over again Subhan Allah

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and so I know that I really needed some time to just be in just a spiritual connectedness kind of space. And it's a real amazing thing when you have a

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just getting to witness and to sit in the company of women scholars. And so so so Maria's specialty actually is quite an advocate. So she's a Hafizullah and has her attention to the arts martial law, somebody who is I think, a Hapa from a very young age Mashallah. But really like one of those very passionate about put on people to do law. And, and they could have, so I'm really excited Inshallah, that after I share, some of you heard the program, I can announce it to everybody again, just so you know what we're doing it until from now till

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extra time, we'll kind of do our typical discussion of a span on ourselves for the Holika. And then after Aisha will join Claudia on that for a short while, while he does do art and Nasri which has a lot of victory, and sha Allah. And then we'll come back into this room where we'll start our program. The first thing we'll do is group recitation of stupidity as seen. And I'm going to be asking for those who can recite, fully suited to seen from from from the from beginning to end of the surah. We're trying to collect as many scenes as possible, essentially. So what we're trying to do here, including the sisters online, and I have a forum for all of you guys that I'll put on the

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link a little later in Shaba.

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We'll see how many essays we'll do one Eocene collectively here together, but we're kind of counting them essentially is what we're doing. We'll do a recitation of SMM Hossa together, we'll also do and then we'll do salted tesab, which is a prayer that is that the prophets have lives and I'm really recommended that people do at least once in their lifetime, preferably once in

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a year, once in a month, once in a week, once a day, whatever you're capable of. But it's a prayer, significant prayer and extra prayer that has both it's the prayer and has the thicket in it, and so will kind of explain to you how to do it because you're praying for those of you pray that before you pray, and after, you know, with the the typical, the things that you do the what and and the suta, but then you do, they could as well, and we'll explain this pronto. 100 And I'd have a look but and you do this in each of the sections of the prayer. So it's a little bit of an extended prayer that has both prayer and vicar as part of it, and Sharla so we'll do that together. And that

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will take us until about the nine time when some of the moms will have to pick up their girl girls from the program.

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And then 915 We'll take a little break and I 15 will continue on our pm program where we will have an extended program for a pm pm Elaine and we'll do that

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until 11 and sha Allah both put an end to ah, and they could inshallah sound good

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guys excited. I am from today live. It's always amazing that you guys haven't met as estimated before. So it's kind of fun to introduce a new woman scholar. She's been in Syria this entire time actually, as even as people have gone, you know, traveled in different places she's stayed. And so it's it's when I saw her the other day, it was like, Syria.

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It was like just a beautiful kind of feeling Subhanallah she reminded me so much of of Syria. I will also say some of our Rama woman's teacher, I should have said this on the on the announcement but forgot how many of you for many, many years have actually been part of collecting for an orphanage a Syrian orphanage that we is that I'm a woman's Holika for many years have been supporting actually. And, and I felt always cautious about giving money to something unless I know the person can like directly hand deliver it, or I trust the organization's going to hand deliver it. So in this case, she will directly hand deliver it Inshallah, to the orphanage. I feel really bad that I completely

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forgot to tell you guys to if you'd like to bring any soda with you. But maybe we can also figure out how else to get to her but if you have today anything you want to contribute that might be a good idea, chama and then there's some other wonderful causes for floods as well.

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So that's our story.

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Sounds good on that Allah. So let's begin to Charlotte's Anna

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so for those of you who are following we are roughly we're following the book loosely, that we're roughly on page 24 And Shalva.

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Yeah, I'm going to ask for you if zealous and up someone's asking is still an option. I will I will.

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I will figure that out and show up and have to ask her that question inshallah. Tada.

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All right.

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim o salat wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam at your Marian. In the last several weeks, we were focusing on the first couple of chapters of the book from some of you that are following with us. It's the stuff that Jeannine Yusuf spoke on reflecting the names of Allah and another wonderful woman scholar, as you can tell I'm always promoting women teachers and their works and their and their contributions may Allah bless them all. We love our our, you know, male teachers and scholars of course, of course, something special about our woman teachers hunted in

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so in in the many people have written about the names of Allah and have had different orders and how they've actually ordered the names, what they start with. And just as a reminder for all of you when we started Do you remember what the very first name is that we covered together? And Haddie Allah bless you, Mashallah. And Heidi, and the reasoning for that, according to 17 ons book is that she says and had the the guide is the whole idea of studying the names of Allah is so that you're guided to knowing him you're guided towards him so that you may get to know him and in getting to know him you're really much more firm in the practice of the deen. Mashallah. And then the second name do you

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remember we covered last time?

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But

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we then had to recover the Rashid? Yes together. Excellent. And then the next week we covered a rub, exactly, the Lord. And we said that that is, you know,

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when the prophets of Allah to send and receive the first revelation, what was that first verse?

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In the Quran, this meal, Rob, big, the holla so the rub is right there is right in the first introduction of

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first introduction, the first name that Allah is pathetic gives to the Prophet salallahu Salam, and

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today we're going to cover up Rahman and Rahim and here again, when you open the Quran for the first time, the very first verse you come across is

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And yes, I know that there's a difference of opinion on whether the speedometer Rahim is a verse or not and Fatiha. Most say that it is. And so it's there. You'll notice it has a number one of the

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most right and then we say this before every Surah that we recite except for one

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sword at the Toba Mashallah.

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And anyone know this tidbit? There's another place where actually the spin out of matter Haim is listed as an area within the plan.

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What is it?

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Students in Nashville Excellent. Mashallah. Excellent, excellent. So actually, technically, you have it in all the

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you haven't? All the times Mashallah. So let's talk about

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Rahman Al Rahim because these are names that we say so often because we say the the best man of Smilla Rahmanir Rahim so many times in our prayers during our day every day and and for many people these are some of the most familiar names of Allah subhanaw taala. So let me ask you this. If I were to say every sister, turn to your fellow sister right turn to your right, everybody turn to your right turn to your right

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it doesn't work. Every two people turn every two people turn.

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Turn to each other. Where you go Mashallah. And you have an you have 10 seconds to introduce yourself. Not your name. And not where you live and not what you do. Right? How would you adjectives Explain yourself? Go go

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what adjectives came up

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you can't have any you can't have nothing

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not not I mentioned that not an occupation. Not what you do as a job an adjective about yourself.

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The sisters in chat How about you?

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Beautiful, caring responsible peace. Loving, caffeinated.

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Compassionate creative. I love it. I love it. How about from the sisters in the room? What did you say to each other?

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How did you describe yourself? What did you say?

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Honest?

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Kind patient

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what is it in the back? Compassionate,

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passionate, nice curious, loving.

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Caring mashallah hard working? My Allah bless you all. So now let's let's draw attention back in sha Allah, I love that you're and by the way, I'm glad that you had a chance to meet your fellow sister.

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Always a beautiful thing. Now think about this. Think about how

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all the adjectives that you mentioned all these beautiful adjectives that you mentioned. Now think about Allah azza wa jal

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when he decides to describe Himself to us to introduce himself to us, what does he first describe himself as

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Rahman and Rahim show up right in the very beginning, right? Say in the Name of your Lord, right. Right.

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The Merciful, the Compassionate it is translated in slightly different ways depending on whose translation you're looking at, but most people would say, mercy or merciful.

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Now think about this. When Allah subhanaw taala wants to give us first impressions, first impressions, right first impressions, better, first impressions about himself and wants to set the tone for what's to come. He's wanting to tell us about His Majesty his seat, he does not say about His Majesty, or his strength, or his power, or his might, or his ability to take or his ability to give right none of these things are how he first introduces himself,

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gelatin, Idaho. Instead, he starts with a Rahman and Rahim explaining to us that He is compassionate that he's somebody who's very, you know, just overflowing with tenderness and affection for his bad for those that he's created.

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And one of my favorite hottie honestly one of the very favorite, I'm sure everybody has like a series of different favorite Hadith, you know, that you've heard over time. Certainly, one of my most favorite hadith is a Hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is sitting with his companions. And it's a difficult time and I think this is SubhanAllah. It's so

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all when I, when I reread this hadith, all I could think of was was that's all I could think of was closer. And he's because he's describing a time in which there has been a battle that's happened. And it's the aftermath of the battle. So it's chaos. There's been death, there's been destruction, there's chaos happening. And there's a mother who's running frantically through all this chaos trying to find her child.

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You've seen images and I've seen images of Eliza.

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And you have seen this exact image play out on your screen.

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Where a mother is running, calling, trying to find where the child is. Are they alive? Are they under a rock?

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Bull are they lost? Where are they? Are they with a neighbor? Where are they?

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So here in a parallel story, it's the prophets, a little audio Sydenham, and he's witnessing a mother running through all this chaos trying to find her child.

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And then she finds him.

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And she picks the child up. And the first thing she does is nurse him.

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Have you seen some of the videos where a mother is reunited with her child, and Alyssa,

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where they don't know where the child is for periods of time, and then they're found, maybe they were with a neighbor, or maybe they were just stuck somewhere or whatever it may be. And the kind of a new many of you who are mothers or spiritual mothers, if you're not biological mothers, you have a sense of what that's like to lose, and then to find, do you know that feeling when you lose and then find it's like this incredible tension, and then a relief? Right, an immense release, and you're so overtaken by emotion that all you can do is cry, even though you're happy, but all you can do is cry. It's just this release of emotion that happens.

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And so the prophets of Allah Hadiya, Sadam is looking at this entire scene of the mother who's running through trying to find her child and calling out calling, and eventually finds the child, and then immediately nurses this child.

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And so the prophets of the lives that I'm turns to his companions, and he says, Do you see this mother?

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Do you think that this woman would take that child, she's nursing him, you would take this child and throw the child into the fire? With companions? Or like,

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what it was? What a strange question, right? She finally found this child that she was so

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earnestly looking for.

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And they said to him, No, by Allah, she would never do such a thing.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah, the Exalted is more merciful, with his slaves has a bad, then this woman is with her child.

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And in this narration, you understand the kind of mercy that Allah subhanaw taala has, because in the Hadith, the prophet could have simply a set his companions, Allah is as merciful as a mother is with her child. They could have just said that. And some people could have understood it.

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But some people may have had a difficult relationship with their mother. And I've actually put on to that.

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difficult experiences and deficiencies onto Allah subhanaw taala.

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So what is the profit civil law to set him do instead,

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he gives an example what's happening right in front of them talk about kind of like a learning in the moment.

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And he says, that is mercy.

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That's what I mean by mercy.

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And Allah is more merciful than this mother is to her child.

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So that it makes sense to all of us, who either are witnessing it directly or have experienced it.

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And so this idea of Subhanallah, these

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difficult difficult things that we're seeing, I keep thinking about this, I was telling a group of people, earlier this week,

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we had a

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program at Stanford for about Palestine.

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And I said to them, I, I'll first speak, there's different reasons why I'm up here, you know, as your professor, as your teacher, and so on. But I'm now speaking as a mother, first and foremost. And every time I witness every time we it's really hard. I know. And you know, how hard it is to

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get off our phones, the scrolling, I mean, it's just you're kind of like you, it's like the sense of like, I'm exhausted, but at the same time, I feel guilty for feeling exhausted. But I need to know and I want to make dua and I want to support and however I can.

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And it is hard to because again as a mother, knowing that my children are nearby, and witnessing so much of this as well, or at the very least just seeing their parents having a really hard time and especially for the little ones that may not fully understand what's going on. Exactly, but no something is off.

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I think the hardest thing, the hardest thing.

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This last

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little bit here

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there was a picture. It was part of a video in which a little boy was

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came out of the rubble and is full of dust just the hair a dusty face, dusty clothes, dusty, everything's dusty.

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And

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my husband was watching this looking at this, and our youngest came up

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and looked at the phone, which we try hard not to. I mean, it's just it's so hard in these moments.

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And he looked at the phone, he said,

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Baba, why am I wearing that shirt?

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The child looks so much like him. He thought it was him. But he just didn't recognize the shirt.

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And I think that's what this is where like the flood of emotions comes in, you're just like, you realize that this how close to home all of this actually is,

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and how much our kids have also internalized everything that's happening, as well.

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Even the littlest ones that can't fully fully comprehend or fully even speak exactly what's happening.

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For me, every time I witness and see the pictures of the mothers, especially who are holding, forgive me, I have to just speak my truth right now. But holding these bags in which there are remnants of their children in it, and they're hugging them and holding them for the last time or that very, very Mullah. Bless him that grandfather, with his daughter or granddaughter, right? You saw it this past week, right? Little head row

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are the soul of my soul. Right? Just wanting to see her eyes one last time, or just wanting to hold her one last time, gives her one last time one last time one last time.

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And it is so hard not to see your own self, your own children, your own

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niece, nephew, siblings, you know, directly in this.

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And that emotion, that connection that feels so so

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like you're there. Right? We have all these fancy mental health terms for what's happening, the kind of traumas we're experiencing, even from a distance or from within the phone screen, of, you know, a vicarious trauma like within from afar, it is still a trauma and if it allows you to remember a law to turn back to Allah to thank Allah for what we have every hug of every child, honestly, every hug, every hug.

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All I can think of are these children.

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Every time I hug my children, every hug

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forgive me.

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And then Allah subhanaw taala describes through in the Hadith of the Prophet, so I said, How are the Prophet said and explains how Allah subhanaw taala is more merciful, then even this mother to her child, or this grandfather that we just saw, right holding his granddaughter? Allah's more merciful than that when you can embody and see mercy embodied, then you have a sense of what is this mercy that we're talking about? What is the quality of it? What does it feel like? What does it look like? What is it? Right? Otherwise, it's very theoretical and kind of far. But then when you put it in actual examples, then you understand and see, right, problem. Look, I know what I shared was really

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hard. And I don't even necessarily want to apologize for it. Although I realized for some what I shared was hard. So for that, forgive me.

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I was listening to the other other couple weeks ago, there was a talk. I wanted the dinners by

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Brother Muhammad Abdul Raouf, do you know, this is yeah, I shared with you that I played sports. Growing up, I'm gonna give a lighter and lighter moments for a minute.

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Anyhow, it was kind of fun to actually see him in person.

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I'm one of those like OG basketball players that like watched him when he was actually still on the lead playing.

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And I told him that just kind of fun.

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But he said something in the talk that was that really kind of resonated with me, and I want to share with all of you, it was a beautiful thing. He said, When he sees these difficult images, or difficult news of any sort, even if it seems far away, or unrelated, or not the same kind of background as him, somebody who's not connected to him something that doesn't seem like it has anything necessarily to do with him. But when he sees something that's hardship,

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or loss or suffering, he immediately says, he says, What if this was my child?

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What if this was me? He turns it immediately.

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And then

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it shifts because if you could see in that picture of the little boy who's all dusty and Rubble, I could literally see my son and had literally like future soprano, Allah, soprano. To the to the point that he as a kid thought it was him.

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Imagine

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when you do that, you start to practice empathy. Empathy is literally putting yourselves in the shoes of that person.

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and sympathy is at arm's length.

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That's too bad. Yeah, haram.

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Right. pachadi.

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So he said,

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poor kid, poor person,

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arms like,

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but empathy is in, you are putting yourself or your child or whoever in those shoes. The reason I mentioned this story, or the kind of this this very profound thing, he was saying how when he converted to some, one of the many things that he appreciated, or one of the things that really solidified for him and changed, changed and imagine somebody who's like, what did he tell it, he said, he said, when he some of you may know his story, that he took a stand, right, like he decided not to stand for the anthem when they were, you know, for the flag. And that caused a lot of issues I don't know who was around back then watching and knows the story. But it caused a lot of problems,

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people call them unAmerican, etc, etc.

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Yes, upon a lot, he did not want to stand for a flag that he felt was was causing so much harm across the world.

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And so he was saying that going through all of those things kind of shifting, that even even the couple of games that he got suspended from I think he said I could have the number wrong, but per game, per game. In those years, he was making like 35,000 A game.

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So imagine, so you understand, like what, you know, a professional basketball player, what they make you understand, like how much they make great, it's a whole different lifestyle, completely different lifestyle. And yet here he is saying when he became Muslim, he wanted to break some of that. And part of breaking some of that was actually this concept of empathy of putting yourself in the very shoes of the person who's experiencing that hardship. So as hard as it is what I just mentioned, it's actually a really powerful exercise. And I encourage you to consider it, but also give yourself pauses and give yourself some grace through it all. Because sometimes we over do it as

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well. And that's not very useful.

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Let's go back to our ramen. And back to the woman that we were talking about where the Prophet SAW cinemas, expressing how she's how the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is more than what this mother finally finding her son, and then nursing him and taking care of him. That Allah subhanaw taala is mercy is all encompassing, and it's overflowing kind of mercy. And it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, if you're younger, if you're old, if you're somebody who's rich or poor, that loves mercy is for everybody believer or non believer, and this oldest one always gets me Subhanallah this idea that even somebody who does not believe in Allah subhanaw taala rejects Allah altogether, is

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still receiving Allah's mercy. By the very mere fact that they wake up every morning and are able to

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breathe the next day. It's not like Allah subhanaw taala is cutting that off just because they don't believe in him. He's still providing. And the hope is, until your very last breath, there is the door of Toba, right of repentance is open.

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Also,

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when Allah subhanaw taala describes himself I'm going to read to you the translation and he describes himself in the Quran. In terms of mercy, He says, And when those of you come to know when those of you who believe in our versus say Peace upon you, your Lord has decreed upon himself mercy, but any of you who does wrong out of ignorance and then repent after that, and corrects himself, Indeed, He is Forgiving, and merciful.

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Allahu Akbar look.

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And then just a minute here,

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the idea here of Allah subhanaw taala, saying, I have written upon myself mercy, meaning that he's absolutely guaranteeing that he is somebody who's going to be merciful with you, regardless of whether you sin or don't sin. And whether you're somebody who's close or whether you're far this concept of mercy, something that brings people so much closer. Well, I saw this beautiful clip, you know, all the many, many, many, many people who are starting to read the Quran right now. And we're not Muslim. I think in Holika last time, I call them our tick tock shahada as

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it is amazing one of one of these. May Allah guide her I don't know if she's become Muslim just yet, but she has been reading it and then they go on to tick tock and explain like they say all this, look at this verse. This is amazing. Look at this, you know, if you've just been watching or following any of this, it's fascinating, photonic Allah. And may Allah bless and guide you. But it's so interesting. It's so interesting that so many people have picked up put on in this way to read one lady, what she was in tears in tears and just sort of saying, Look, I grew up as somebody who's Christian, and my understanding of God was somebody who is wrathful, who was punished him who was

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punished who punishes who was distant, who was you know, she was this this is her explanation, her description of however she understood God growing up, she said as she was reading the Quran, and this is what was making her tear up, she said of how merciful

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Mercy mercy mercy keeps coming up over and over and over again in the Quran. This somebody who's reading for the first time doesn't know anything but right he's reading for the first time. And what she's struck by is how Allah describes himself as being merciful, over and over and over again. And how Allah subhanaw taala is essentially saying, right, describing how close he is to his servants, and how close he wants people to be to Him. And that he answers and that he's listening and that he's there. She said, I never knew a God like this. Well, the God I knew was a distant God. This is someone who won't who knows me because He created me and wants me to come so so don't ever feel

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this. This name of mercy of Rahman is beautiful, regardless of how far or close a person is, right Subhanallah

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and so we'll just we'll kind of close with this because it's almost close tarisha time now that this all encompassing mercy means forgiveness.

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So just remember that that all encompassing mercy means that he is all forgiving. So Allah Subhana Allah forgive us and you and let's catch Aisha inshallah Allah Baddeck the Shama.

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Al Hamdulillah

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online we're going to just pray Aisha, so give us about 10 minutes and then I'm going to take I'm actually going to take the computer outside so you can hear that I shut up and hear the DUA inshallah the Imam is going to be doing is doing to out and they'll see where the dua of victory, so join us Inshallah, keep on with us Inshallah, because you'll hear that and then we'll start our play on portion shoma