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The Rise And Fall Of Man A Tafsir Of Surat Al – Tin

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Riyadul Haqq

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Episode Notes

Have you ever wondered what the most beautiful thing in the entire universe is? How does man rise and how does he fall? The answers to these important questions amongst others are addressed within this commentary of Surat al Tin.
No matter how beautiful our exterior, this has to be coupled with inner beauty otherwise it is to no avail. The importance of good character is expounded upon in this lecture. Ultimately it is accountability that will check the decline in man.

Episode Transcript

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Salam Alaikum

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when I was learning

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the Atma dinner, me, the law firm of Linda, Linda fuller

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want to share the

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law

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so the law

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Thielen

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Marburger found him in a sheet long of regimes

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in law her woman yukata who is alone

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You can learn

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a lot from a celebrity Salaam Houma Diwan.

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later on.

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The Ibrahimi Majeed Allahumma barik ala Muhammad anwar

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ibrahim

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Ibrahim Majeed

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respect says, Listen

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to law what occurred.

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Once again we gather for the monthly the seed of the Holy Grail.

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Having started from the

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end of the Quran, we've now reached surah number 95. Namely, sort of the theme.

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I'll quickly read the Arabic with a simple translation and then proceed with the explanation

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Spindler Rahmani Raheem.

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by the name of Allah, the Gracious the merciful, Athena was the dawn

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by the fig.

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And Leon

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already seen him

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and by Mount Sinai will have the ability I mean, and by this secure city, lock of hologram in Santa Fe clean,

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very, we have created man in the most beautiful model

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somewhere that know us philosophically, then we reduced to the lowest of the low. Elon livina, Armand wirelesshart, he had except for those who believe and who have, who do good deeds following a drummer laderman norm, so for them is

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uninterrupted reward for my good, they will come back to the theme.

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So then what makes you reject

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the judgment, at least a lot of the academic mean,

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is a lot not the most judge the most just of judges. That's the simple translation of this famous sort of, of the or

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it's one of the short swords,

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which is often recited by Imams and their Salah, and which most people hear and also know by heart.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would also recite this order, as he would recite to the parts that are actually one of the prescribed Sora as sort of spore ish Ursula. And there's a very beautiful heavy from the companion, but

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it'll be a lot one

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recorded by mom, hardly any mammals and others.

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But it'll be a lot longer relates that we were on a journey with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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When he led us in prayer,

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and in one of the tour guides, he recited sort of what the was the dome.

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So brown as a bit of the alumni who says I have never heard anyone

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with a more beautiful voice, or a more beautiful recitation man, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So he specifically mentioned this in relation to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recite some sort of what theme was the dawn and we learned from other hobbies as well that he would read this in Asia, in Malaysia, on a journey in Medina. So it's one of the short sorters which many people read in as an observance of the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So Allah

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He

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swears by certain things in his creation. And I'll explain that in a moment when I proceed with the explanation. This is the ninth fifth sort of the are known as sort of been also known as sort of what thing

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and

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it's one of the very earliest students revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In

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the first three, four verses are what Dena was the dawn was already seen

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by the fig, what theme was the tone and by the olive

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authority seen in and by mount see me,

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which is Sinai, we'll have the ability, I mean, and by the secure city,

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as is the case with a number of things in the

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last panel, Adana delivers a very significant and pronounced the message to the readers and listeners of the poor.

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And Allah

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introduces this important message, and this declaration, with a number of words, sometimes one, sometimes more.

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And this only enhances the importance and the significance of the message delivered its seals that some ratifies it, and declares to be a very important message where they are being proceeded. And pre faced by a number of OLS. byte lost pandahall data. And this is a case here also, the the message which comes later, is about the creation of man,

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in the best form,

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in the best mall,

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both physically, mentally,

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and spiritually.

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And then the reversal of this beauty, and it's lost in man.

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So the loss of purity, the loss of beauty, the loss of perfection, in human terms,

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the surah speaks about the rise and the fall of man, the improvement of man and his deterioration, the rise and decline of man and man's potential to be

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either one of the highest of the high,

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or the lowest of the low.

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And then, after this, Allah reminds the listeners

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of the Day of Judgment.

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In fact, this is one of the very first sorts of the Koran which clearly speaks about the day of reckoning the day of judgments, and then declares that it will be a day in which the whole of creation will be held to account and there will be no justice whatsoever for who could be a greater judge, and who could be more just of all those who judge than a last panel.

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So that's the important message of the of this particular Sora. And Allah and she uses that with a number of vowels, and the O's are actually connected to the message. So first of all, what Dina was a

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this is one verse, the second verse is already seen. And the third verse is what habitability mean

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by the fig and the olive. That's one verse. The second oath is by Mount Sinai. See mean, is just one of the variants of the word Sinai. It's not a scene, scene scene. And that is a reference to

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Sinai, and Buddha means a mountain, and will have the ability, I mean, is the third verse which refers to the city.

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And before I actually explain the first verse, allow me to explain the second and the third, which will help us understand the first verse better. The second verse is already seen in law swears by Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai is very well known is the Sinai Peninsula between

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Egypt and Palestine.

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So Mount Sinai is one of the mountains in the

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In inside

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now here, there's also an argument that this particular Mount Sinai is not actually in Sinai Peninsula, but it's in Hejaz, it's in the Arabian Peninsula, but whatever the case may be, Sinai being the region which may be restricted to the Sinai Peninsula as we know it today, or which may extend slightly further into the northwestern part of Arabia, of the Arabian Peninsula, whatever the case may be, one of the mountains there is a very famous, it's renowned as it is the spot where the bush burns, it's the spots where the bush

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instantly caught fire, where the bush from which

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this is that spot where la summoned the Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, and Allah spoke to him directly and reveal to him much.

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So this is a spot where Allah spoke to the Prophet Musa alayhis, salam, and a lot it's undoubtedly a holy spot regarding that last season under the verse of the horn, for Atlanta lake in Mecca, beloved and

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one

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in many anila, like Isla and a fire goodness, a lot told him or Moosa, remove your sandals.

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Very,

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you are in a blessed Valley, the Valley of bore, and I have chosen you.

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Therefore, listen attentively to what has been revealed to you. Indeed, I am a law, there is no god besides me, beside me, therefore worship me. So it's a very sacred place.

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It's sacred in many ways. And one of the reasons of its sanctity is that law chose to speak to the proper Musa alayhis salam. And in fact, it wasn't just because of that, as that verse shows,

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even before, in fact, in the very first Where's Allah told him, remove your sandals for you are in a blessed valley of Bora. So it's a sacred spot. It's sacred for other reasons. It's also sacred and renowned, because that is where a lot of chose to speak to the Prophet Musa alayhis salaam and reveal his revelations to him. The third verse, And as I said, See mean refers to Sinai, there are other

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names I've seen of Sinai say not seen, seen, all of them refer to the same thing. So we've already seen a lot of swears by Mount Sinai in the second verse, the third verse will have the ability, meaning and the sacred city. This is obviously a reference to muckety muck around. So Allah swears by the sacred, the secure city ability, I mean, by this secure city of Mecca, it was secure.

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And why was it secure?

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Why does Allah boast of the fact that it is a secure city and alarm made it secure city, we have to remember the first audience of these verses and sort of the Holy Grail. They were the people of Makkah, both Muslim and non Muslim.

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And the Arabs, the orange of Macedonia, Koroma enjoyed a very privileged position.

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That position was such that they were although

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the Quraysh tribe was large and powerful. It wasn't actually the largest or even one of the largest tribes in Arabia. There were many of the tribes which were far more numerous and far more powerful militarily.

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The whole of Arabia contained many tribes in different parts of the desert, in the north in all regions. And some of these tribes were immensely powerful militarily,

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to the extent that Azhar will inshallah explain when we study the heavy use of gamma and the moniker of the Allah one because it's relevant to this. The and as I've explained before, a number of occasions, to the northeast and the northwest of Arabia, there were very powerful tribes who are vassals and who actually were

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the fighting force of both the Byzantine Roman Empire and the society Persia.

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Empire. So you had the blue luck, who were the vassals and the soldier, the foot soldiers, and one of the selected armies of the sassanid Persian Empire. in the northwest of Arabia, you had the one who has some who were, again, very powerful millet who are a powerful military tribe, who fought on behalf of the Byzantine Roman Empire. So these are just two examples. Arrays were relatively weaker and smaller than these other tribes. And Makaton karma was

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although it's called a city, we shouldn't stand it as a city in modern terms. In modern terms, you could just describe it as a town in the middle of Arabia.

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The Grange enjoyed many privileges, and they were they were respected and revered throughout Arabia. People wouldn't bother them, people wouldn't attack them. People wouldn't launch an attack against maka maka, maka, without some army, or safe mucker. Even in this land of lawlessness was highly regarded, and the people of our age, they were relatively immune to kidnappings to warfare, meaning attacks by others to raid

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to major threats, despite being numerically inferior and militarily inferior and weak. And the reason was, because of the prestige of the garba, the house of Allah and the city of Medina itself. And Allah refers to this and different verses of the Quran I explained this in some detail in the seed of sort of tone field and sort of range in which Allah says, fully amadora bahal Baines levy of Allah, human jewel, among human health law invites the people of the Quraysh, naming them Lila to operation Isla, for him, recollect the Shiva it will save that for the Indians, of the orange,

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for that in demons, and for their being accustomed to the journey of the winter, and the journey of the summer. Again, this is a reference to the procedure that law had given them. That despite being such a small tribe and weak, they have managed to establish diplomatic and trade relations with the society, Persian Empire, the Byzantine Romans, even the abyssinians. And they enjoy the protection of all of these major empires to some degree, they were free to come and go and trade freely, and people wouldn't Harris them, people wouldn't bother them. So

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a law refers to that in that they're in that sort of, and then last age for the debate. So let these people of all age, worship the Lord of this house, the garba through which Allah has given them so many privileges and such prestige. And then Allah says, and let the Adama human jewel that law they should worship who has free them by from hunger by feeding them what our mana human health and has given them security from fear. In another verse of the Quran, Allah again refers to that. I want to know Jana, Amina, we have a massive and how to him familiar Bartley your normal been able to learn from that? Do they not see that we have made the harem? the sanctuary of Makkah, Amina secure,

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whereas all around them, people are being snatched. So what do they believe in false?

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And do they disbelieve in the blessing and favor of law. There are other verses also, all of which speak about the sanctuary of Makkah. But those who enter the sanctuary have texted even now and even then. And it was remarkable that the Arabs would fight against each other, many different tribes. But in these sacred months, especially in the month, in the sacred month, and also in the season of Hajj. And at any other time when people would come to perform Umrah in that whole region of the heroine in the sanctuary which actually extended beyond the macabre.

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In those seasons, and in that region, people are safe.

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People would actually meet with the killers of their own far of their parents, but they would not bother them because of the sanctity of the month and the sanctity of the presence of the gamba. So it's the secure city It was then it is now

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referring to that losses were higher than better than mean and by the secure city. So in the second verse, Allah swears by Mount Sinai in the third verse by the secure city of marketable karma. And what's the common? What's a common denominator the common factor in both of these second and third verses that love swears by these locations, these places that are sacred places, and they are places where profits, tread profits, walked and lived, profits spoke to Allah and received the revelation, Mount Sinai and the city of Mecca, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was receiving revelations, and before him the prophets marine and the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam. Now having

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looked at verse two and three, let's go back to verse one, Allah says, what thena was the tomb by the fig and the olive.

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Now undoubtedly, this is a reference to the fig and the olive. Now, the fig, famous fruit. Strictly speaking, it's not actually a fruit. The fig is a flower.

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It's not actually a fruit, it's a flower.

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That's why if you go to look at it, it has no central seed,

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no central stone, and it doesn't have a shower.

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Just a very thin skin, and a succulent

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flesh, but no stone or main seed. So it's actually a flower and lots of fruit. It's a very beautiful flower, nutritious, delicious, and it has many medicinal properties is considered a superfood. I won't go into the details of the benefits of it. But

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it's good enough for a lot of swear bytes in the holy book. So what I mean by the fig

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was they don't in fact, there is no other place in the entire program where the figures mentioned, it's only mentioned in this verse. The second, again, lots of fruit or a vegetable was the tool.

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And the

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the, again medicinal properties the

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on the olive, are very famous nutritionist. It has many medicinal properties. it's beneficial in many ways. Again, it's considered superfood. And the more famous for its oil, which is olive oil, it's extremely healthy. Strangely, some people are concerned about the fact that ultimately it's still an oil. But the facts contained in olive oil are of a very different kind. They're not it's not saturated fat, it's ones MonEl saturates extremely healthy, extremely beneficial, and like all things as long as it's consumed in moderation, but the olive is also considered a superfood. And

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unlike the thing, which is only mentioned once in the program here, the olive and the olive tree and its oil are all mentioned in the Quran in different places, in a number of places. So in fact, Allah calls the olive tree blessed

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in the Holy Quran.

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So

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Allah swears by the fig and the olive. Now the question here is that we can understand the oath of the second verse of the third verse where law swears by Mount Sinai, and also the secure city of Mecca. What's the relevance of the fig and the olive? Well, undoubtedly, Allah swears by the fig and the olive. And they are important in themselves. But ultimately, this is a reference to a location rather than

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the figures refer to the olive is referred to. But beyond the symbolism of the fig and the olive, we actually have a location just like Mount Sinai and McDonald Corona. And one of the regions where

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this is a reference to this Jerusalem,

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we hit where we have a whole Mount of Olives.

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So it's very simple. Beyond the fig and the olive, the real reference is to a holy place and a sacred location just like verse two and verse three. And that location is like the muck this Jerusalem. So again, which like Mount Sinai and the secure city of Makkah, is a holy place where Allah spoke to his messengers, where his prophets lived and walked and where they received the revelation. So in essence, this is an oath of beta amok this

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of Mount Sinai, and of muckety muck, swearing by these three holy places.

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What's the message that this sort of delivers the messages of Harlequin in Santa Fe? Excellent.

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Indeed, we have created man in the most beautiful model.

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What does that mean?

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Allah has created man in the most beautiful mold.

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First of all, the word queen. For those of you who know Arabic, you realize that it's actually related to.

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And I'm not just saying this now, but traditionally, even the Arabs understood this meaning. The Queen is also a reference to the fact to being upright man of the entire Animal Kingdom is the only species that walks upright.

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So we have created man in the most beautiful mode,

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we have created an upright.

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So this is a reference to his physique, his intelligence, and his spirits, the whole being of man.

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Now, how's the law created man in the most beautiful model?

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in many different ways,

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man is beautiful. And when I say man, I'm referring to him.

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Humans are beautiful

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in appearance, without that, although we may not recognize that

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we may recognize it in some, maybe not in others, but that's our own prejudice and our own weakness. A lot being the creator of humans, a lot of declares that we have created man in the most beautiful mold to allow all humans are beautiful.

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And there's a very intriguing story about this. Isa ignore

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looser and harsh.

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He was

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an official in the court

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of appeal, Jaffa saw the Airbus of kalif.

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He was one day seated with his wife

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were staring at the moon

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and captivated by the beauty of the moon he actually said to his wife, you are divorced thrice. If you are not as beautiful as the moon.

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She was startled by his pronouncement. And thinking that she had been divorced, she retreated into seclusion. As soon as he realized what he had said he was overcome by grief. Since he was close to the boss of halifa. Jaffa monsoon, he went to him the next day and related his

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story to him. So I will Javelin to summon the Fokker ha, the jurists

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have been.

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And they gathered and he

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presented the problem to them.

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We all began to say to him that we can see no other ruling other than that your wife is divorced. For you, you made your divorce contingent to the fact that she is not as beautiful as the moon. If she isn't as beautiful as the moon, or more beautiful than the moon when she is divorced. And we believe that she can't be as beautiful as therefore we consider her to be divorce. She thought she was divorced, he feared she was divorce. One of those four, aha, Judas was presence was actually one of the students of a man and he

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he he did not mention any ruling. So jafra Mansoor asked him directly that What do you say?

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So he

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recited the whole sort of sort of theme.

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And then he said, Allah says, a lot of Harlequin insane if you ask the queen, that indeed we have created man in the most beautiful mold. So he says, Allah declares that man is the most beautiful, and therefore I say she is more beautiful than the moon, and she isn't divorce. The jurists concurred with him. It's an intriguing story, but it shows that truly, man, man being man or woman, hymns are beautiful in the sight of Allah, physically. And that's how Allah creates bits.

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Not just physically

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located in Santa Fe, when we have created man in the most beautiful mold, it's not just about physique, because Allah has created more to him than their appearance and their skin.

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And this bag and sack of flesh, blood and bones.

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What makes men men what makes a human human is the spirit that resides within him.

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That's the most important

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and the fact that law has also given man intelligence, higher intelligence,

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which, in some aspects, animals

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can outdo humans even in some aspects of intelligence, but collectively, overall, without that, Allah has blessed man with unique higher intelligence.

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So Allah has created man, beautiful in appearance, in intelligence, and in spirits.

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However,

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like anything of this world, nothing is permanent.

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The only constant is change, man changes, his appearance changes.

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His powers of reasoning change, his intelligence changes,

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his spirituality, wanes and fades, waxes and wanes, rises and falls, all of these things undergo constant change. And they need looking after.

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Consider the attention that we lavish on ourselves.

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As far as our appearance is concerned, we are constantly grooming ourselves, improving ourselves, we see a natural deterioration in math. Last season, sort of the arsine woman I'm middle hormone, hanamaki, Sophia Hulk.

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And whoever we advanced in age, we flip him in creation, meaning in appearance, the older we get, of course, we deteriorate, things change all the time.

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In fact, the skin that we had last month we no longer have, our skin is constantly shedding. And new skin appears cell by cell.

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And we drop this the cells of skin all the time as we eat, sleep, walk horizon. Rest, it doesn't matter what position or posture, we are constantly shedding the cells of our skin. Remarkably, within 30 days, man replaces entire skin.

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So nothing's constant, we're always changing. And we always see a deterioration in our appearance in our strength in our

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locks, and we're always trying to curb and curtail and check this decline and deterioration, cosmetics, makeup,

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the way through grooming, trying to look after ourselves. But alas, these woman my middle name, I guess.

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And whoever we give age wherever we advance an age and that's everyone, well, I guess I feel hope we flip him in creation, meaning and appearance and not just appearance in bodily strength. A lot has made that a song for people to reflect on. And if they don't, what do they not understand? That this is what what will happen to us ultimately, we are far from perfect, we beautiful as the creation of Allah, we are far from perfect. And this decline and deterioration are natural.

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But that's just physical, but even in intelligence,

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law, what inverse of the good the

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bad,

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he is return to

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old age

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to the snippety of old age, so that he does not know anything. After having now

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when a person reaches old age, just like a second child, we we decline in many ways, not just in physical appearance, but in our mental agility in our mental progress in our understanding our logic, our reasoning, our cognition, our mental abilities, we grow weaker, through memory loss, etc. Allah flip says in our creation, so

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We are never constant, we're always changing. Scientists say that one of the ways of and this is through a lot of research and empirical evidence and observation, that one of the ways of combating memory loss of

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the weakening of our mental powers.

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One of the ways of combating mental weakness in old age senility, and a number of other diseases or diseases, is by ensuring that our brains remain active, as I say, use it to lose it. So, those who constantly remain engaged in brain activity, especially in middle age, but most importantly, throughout their lives, they, they do not suffer the same

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loss, as others do, who don't remain engaged in mental activity throughout their lives. It doesn't mean that they will always remain at the peak of their powers, no, because everyone suffers a decline, but

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it will not be as severe.

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So again, we are being advised to engage in behaviors that checks that check and curtail and curb this decline and loss of our mental paddles.

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We're trying everything. But the one area when we where we do not try to curb or challenge or curtail our decline and deterioration is the spirit, which is in fact, the most important

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because it doesn't matter how we look or how we appear to matter how beautiful we are. If our call our inner being is rotten, is empty, then we are of no use to ourselves or to anybody else. And we are the least interest or last panel

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in the thread by Muslim Muslim law in

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the law and what sort of law the law it says in the law Hello, the ruler of Sadiq Khan, what are in our solar income? What are Kenyan throw Illa Ruby Kumar Malecon indeed a lot does not look at your body

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or your appearances. Rather, a law looks at your hearts and your deeds. And in another Hadith again of Muslim related by a Muslim from a warrior of the Allah. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the law and I am the ruler, sorry, monochrome, wacky and throw in a Ruby kumarakom indeed, law does not look at your appearances or your wealth, rather, law looks at your hearts and your deeds, hearts and deeds are what matter to Allah, not appearances.

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And the law, all leading hypocrites and one aspect of Medina

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was a very handsome man.

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I've explained before in the story of a man what we need out of the alert on previous occasions, that he was

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the uncrowned king

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of Medina, and prior to the arrival of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was on the verge of being declared the leader and the king of Medina. They have even sewn clothes for him, and they have prepared his wreath and

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a crown for him. But as soon as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived, he lost that forever. And this was part of his reason for his bitterness and enmity towards a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he felt that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had usurped his authority and had robbed him of his crown and Kingdom of Medina. So and why was he about to be declared the king of Medina, it wasn't hereditary. So it wasn't like he was totally unworthy by virtue of his father, being the king before him. In fact, he was now about to be crowned king, simply because he was the heir and the Crown Prince. No Far from it. Medina had no history of

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monarchy. So he was actually about to become the first monarch and that was not through.

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That was not by virtue of heredity, that was by virtue of his own abilities. He was he was capable in many ways. He was tall, handsome, charismatic, possess

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Have a sweet and alluring voice. He commanded a presence. He was a natural born leader. He was respected and revered. He was wise he was intelligent.

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He had all the qualities

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of being declared the leader of the whole city of Medina, by virtue alone, by merits, not by not through

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a hereditary monarch that says a lot of apps and that's what even then Allah says, In the Quran, Allah actually attests that were either at home or in sort of law says were either at home or jivochat. Were in the smartphone Lim, Allah says, when you look

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at some of their bodies, astound, please.

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That's underlined or even subtle. He was prepossessing. His appearance was captivating. He was very handsome.

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A lead he had the charm and the charisma and the commanding presence. Further, Allah says, what are your all the smiley folded him and if they speak, you will listen attentively to them. He his voice was sweet and alluring, powerful. His message was powerful. He was wise intelligent, who was extremely eloquent and articulate, despite all of these qualities, things qualities that everyone aspires to, alas, he's got uncrushable son leather, despite this outward appearance, and there's beauty and glamour and charisma and charm and eloquence. Allah says uncrushable Masada, his reality is such that reality is such that they are about as useful as prop two planks of wood.

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That's all.

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They are as useful as propped up planks of wood.

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Imagine what a contrast. So a law does not look at appearances or bodies.

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Beauty if it's not matched external beauty if it's not matched by inner beauty

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is of no use of no interest to Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot of looks not at your bottles or your appearances rather a lot of upset your hearts and your tea.

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That's why the throw sort of lots of love it was seldom says rubbish.

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month for a job. No XML Allah in the above.

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There are many

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who are chef, meaning disheveled, unkempt.

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There are many who are shuffled unkempt,

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flailing wild hair,

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a racket of appearance, disheveled and unkempt burrow covered in dust. There are many who are disheveled and unkempt, about covered in dust, mud through a BB

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driven away from the doors. So that appearance.

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That presence is such that when they knock on the door, people open the door, give them one lock and slam the door shut in their face. They're not worth speaking to Apparently, there are many who are disheveled, unkempt, in appearance, covered in dust, driven away from the doors locked up somewhere Allah, if that same person was to take an oath In the name of Allah,

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Allah would ensure that their oath does not go unfulfilled. Law.

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What matters to Allah is not the appearance or the exterior, what matters to allies the interior

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but just as a last created man, beautiful.

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But that beauty deteriorates and declines and undergoes change.

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Just as a law has created man with beautiful intelligence, but that mind, that beautiful mind also undergoes change. And you know how unique the brain is luck. how unique this mind is, that law has given man.

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Scientists say categorically that it's the most complex organism known to men in the entire universe, not just the earth. The human brain

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is the most complex organism known to known to us in the entire universe.

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Spam

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Wow

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look of Halloween in Santa Fe excellent way.

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But even that undergoes deterioration and decline.

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But do you know what's even more remarkable than, than the human body?

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Something that's even more remarkable than that most complex organism known to man in the entire universe.

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something even more remarkable than these two things, something even more beautiful. Even more Sublime is a rule of man, his spirits, unfortunately, its most neglected, last created the spirits of man most beautiful, but, like the other two things, the body and the mind the spirits also undergoes change, and it undergoes a deterioration and decline. We try everything in our power to challenge and curb and check the declining deterioration of the body and the mind

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anti aging products, anti wrinkling products, cosmetics, male and female

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Mets.

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You may have recently read about some experiments are carried out on some rats, where they were able to discover a gene, which is connected to aging. And they hope to conduct trials on these rats

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to see if they can hold to reverse the aging process by manipulating these genes. So it's it's it's a, it's one of the

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constant and enduring

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and perennial pursuits of man to find a cure, or something to check the decline of man to check age. So once we try to check and curb this decline and deterioration of our bodies of our minds, we do absolutely nothing to check the decline of our spirits, which is in fact the most important

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because it reduces us to the lowest of the low. You see, man, no matter how corrupt it is, his appearance is still the same.

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As far as the body is concerned, we're not talking about clothing here. But as far as body is concerned,

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a man of great virtue and merits standing next to a man of great evil and corruption appear to be the same, you would not be able to tell the difference between the two.

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So no matter how high a person rises spiritually or drops spiritually,

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that appearance remains the same. And as far as the mind is concerned,

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people

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those who are those who have a criminal bands are those who are corrupt.

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They have the same mental powers and agility of those who are good. If anything, they use their brains in corruption and even cry. So there doesn't seem to be that much of a difference between the good and the bad, the good and the evil. When it comes to the body or the man.

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When it comes to the spirit.

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Man can rise to such a degree. That last crown was

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elevated the profits over even the highest of angels. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was taken on that miraculous journey of Mad arch.

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There came a point jabril alayhis salaam accompanies him from Earth, from muckety muck this which we spoke about in the beginning, and from beta macness to the heavens, and on that great journey and toward the heavens. But there came a time when gibreel alayhis salaam said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is that same Jubilee who when the Quran was first revealed, and he appeared to him in his true form, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was overwhelmed and all struck by the appearance of God.

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For he filled the horizon, that same gibreel la Salaam now tells the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is where we parked, for I cannot proceed beyond this point. He was cola.

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He was the leader of the angels. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a man. But Allah elevated the prophets over the greatest of angels.

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And man, as I explained them, the seed of sort of the last law has made angels such that law has given them intelligence intelligence, allows fused intelligence and high intelligence

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last few years last given them like to like create them from lions. Allah has

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instilled in them great noble qualities, but they undergo no change. Angels are as they are.

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They never disobey Allah, and they remain the same

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animals. Allah has created animals in such a way that they are the opposite end of the spectrum.

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If we look at the animal, if we look at angels, they know they have the need or the desire to eat, to drink, to rest, to sleep to procreate. They have none of these desires, demands

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or weaknesses.

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At the other end of the spectrum, but they have intelligence, we worship Allah, they praise Allah, they are obedient to Allah, and they have high intelligence and more land. And the other end of the spectrum we have animals, animals have been deprived of this high intelligence. And animals have been endowed with certain

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animals have been given certain characteristics, the need and the desire for food, for drink, for rest,

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for recreation, and procreation.

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And that's all the engaging

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animals feel instinctive need for survival, and they fight for that survival.

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These are the best the old characteristics and qualities of the animals, the beasts, the angels never fall from their lofty position, and the animals never rise above their lowly position.

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A lot of creative men between his shares characteristics are the animals and the angels. Men worships a lot. Just like the angels man hymns allows praise and glory just like the angels man has been endowed with high intelligence just like the angels.

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Man has been given certain majestic qualities just like the angels.

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But at the same time, man has man shares the characteristics of the beast, man has not only a need but also a desire to eat, drink, to rest or to indulge and recreation and procreation.

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As a result, man fluctuates between these two.

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He either rises to the heights of the angels and can do so he has a potential or he can sink to the lowest of the low.

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And that's what Allah mentions in the program here.

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In Santa Fe, he asked them at the whim indeed we have created a man in the best in the most beautiful mold Thumma that now is full of surfing, then we reduced him to the lowest of the low. Universal the Holy Quran, Allah says

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what about that knowledge and the Makita mineral agenda one instance and indeed we have created

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for jahannam many gin and many men

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who will live

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in la luna, Bihar,

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Bihar Walla

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Walla, common law rule, law says verily we have created for gentlemen, many amongst the jinn and the men, they have hearts with which they do not understand. And they have eyes with which with which they do not see and they have ears, with which they do not listen.

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They are like the animals cattle, may they are even more misguided, they are heedless and negligent. So, men can either rise to such a height, that love boasts of these men, to the angels who are in the company of a loss.

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Many authors of these relate the following famous heavy that loves crown or Allah sends His angels out amongst the creation, to locate gatherings whether Allah is remembered.

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So the angels

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travel across the world, wherever they find a few people gathered, what law His name is being taken, they surround them

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and

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they build a tunnel from that gathering of liquor all the way to the heavens.

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And they returned to our last panel with Allah and Allah despite knowing all asks them, this is the general meaning of a number of ahaadeeth How did you find myself

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so that will law they gathered in your name? What do they want? They seek your forgiveness.

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An entry into gender. What do they fear? They feel displeasure and the fire of gentlemen.

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So Allah says to them are angels, and make you witnesses unto this decree of mine. But I have given them what they ask. I have forgiven them their sins granted them entry into paradise, and I have protected them from what they fear and shielded them from the fire of jam.

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So the angels say but so Allah, there were those amongst them who were not gathered for this purpose. They came with another intention,

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such as they just came along because somebody strung them along.

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They came because they want to meet someone, but not for the gathering of illman Vicar and the remembrance of Allah. So the angels protest and say Allah, but there were those amongst them, who will not have them who never came and gathered with this intention. So Allah subhanho wa Taala declares, that I have forgiven them also, and given them Gemma also. And then Allah say, speaking of the others, whom will draw a circle Ah, Baba him jalisa home, that the others are such compatriots that even their companions are not deprived of their blessing.

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So

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when the angels protests, last panel with Allah favors the humans, over the protests of the angels, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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boasts there are many Ethan which mentioned that love boasts of his servants to His angels.

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So men can rise to that height, or he can fall to the lowest of the low. And how is that done? It's nothing to do with the appearance of the body. It's nothing to do with the mind. When Allah says they have hearts by which they do not understand, they have eyes with which they do not see, they have ears with which they do not hear a lot is not speaking of the physically

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disabled, of the blind, and the Deaf,

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or those who are mentally challenged, and therefore unable to understand life, speaking of those who look perfect in their appearance, who have sound, vision, sound, sight, sound, sense of hearing, and who have healthy beating hearts, and will have a sharp mind. And yet, despite the presence of these senses, they do not fulfill their function. They do not recognize truth where there is truth. In fact, they see falsehood whether it's true. They see lights, where there is darkness, they see darkness, where there is light, that understanding is flipped and inverted, there.

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The Faculty of hearing is disabled, not physically, or spiritually, that they are blind spiritually, or beat not physical, not physically. So

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good and evil is not recognized just by the mind or the body. But it's actually because of the Spirit. This is the most important part of the human being the most remarkable part of the human being more remarkable, more miraculous, than even his mind, and even his body. But that is the thing, which matters the most. That is what determines whether a person remains beautiful, or in the most beautiful mold, or is reduced to the lowest of the low. This is why when Allah says, look, at the essence of the queen, indeed, we have created man in the most beautiful mold, then we reduced him to the lowest of the low. How is that done? Although he suffers deterioration in appearance, and

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mental powers and agility, the most important, the most damaging, deterioration is in the spirit. That's why Allah says inland levina Armand Wang was silent, except for those who believe and who do good deeds.

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And this is similar to sort of the last in which last season we covered this deceit a few months ago, while asked in the in Santa Luffy hosts, inland Medina and

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what the word so we hoped they would allow us over Sub by time, indeed, man is in a great state of loss, except for those who believe in who do good deeds. What the last what will happen with the sob, sob.

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And who counseled one another and remind one another of the truth and have patience. So the only way to check this decline, the only way to curb this deterioration, the only way to reverse this negative trend, the only way to stop this

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Fall of the spirits is by Eman and allama.

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Eman, good deeds faith and good deeds in both swords. Allah mentions exactly the same thing. Man by time man is in a great state of loss, except those who believe and who do good deeds here we have created man in the most beautiful mode. And then we have reduced into the lowest of the low, except those who believe and who do good deeds. Those who believe in Allah and who do good deeds, not only will they reverse this trend,

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but last panel who

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will elevate Allah will reward them and what a reward Allah says.

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Follow him on aroma moon, for them is a reward uninterrupted.

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It will never be cut off. Later moon means late on tour, it will never be cutoff for them as a reward uninterrupted.

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After having said this law has the original say is familiar because they will go back to the theme.

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So what then leads you to rejecting the judgment

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when you see all of the signs of Allah, in you, in others around you, in the world around

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when you see the

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fragility of life and the shortness of life

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when you see the reality of the world and indeed,

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look at us, we are born.

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We think we're great. We are beautiful. Allah has made us beautiful, but in many aspects animals outdoors, we aim for a long life a total which lives longer than us.

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Far, far long.

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A toy toys can live despite its facility, and its indolence and laziness.

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And its total lack of aggression

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and its appearance parent's failure to fight for survival.

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If you compare a cheetah or a lion or a tiger, see the way these animals darts and the hunt and pray

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and challenge

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and a forever on the alerts, see how they rip

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and devour.

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Look at their speed and their ferocity.

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And yet, within a few years they die.

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This is their fight for survival their instinct for survival. On the other hand, you've got the tortoise

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does it appear to be darting about fighting for survival?

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Though cyl, dreamy dozy indolent, lazy, sleepy, slow, and yet our lives forget cats in our lives, three generations of man.

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So what is the length of our life, compared even to other animals?

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And compared to the turtle compared to the vast nature of time

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we come we go, what are we trying to preserve? We try to protect and preserve our appearance. Within a few years, we will see

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we try to hold on to this man.

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We can't remember what we had for breakfast.

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Within a few years,

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we suffer immensely. That is a natural deterioration. The real deterioration that we should be concerned about is that of the heart is that the Spirit?

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And when we look at the reality and the fragility of life, what are we trying to hold on to? What are we trying to flee from? Are we really trying to escape from death and its aftermath of or trying to flee from our departure from this world? And our journey into the next world? Are we trying to flee from the judgment of Allah? When we see these signs in us of change of deterioration, this is a sign Why does the law say from our yoga, the book, so then what leads you to rejecting the judgment? So what is in the previous few verses? That should make us understand all that should help us understand the judgment and its day? What is that in the previous verses? Apparently, there's

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nothing well apparently, all we have is a figure of the olive, Mount Sinai, the secure city of Mecca, and the fact that man Allah has created that is the message. These are just the messages just one that Allah has created man in the most beautiful mold that we have reduced

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To the lowest of the low.

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What is it in that one message alone?

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which prevents us from rejecting the day of judgment? What is it? This is it.

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It's the realization that this world is not permanent.

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It's the realization that we are not here for good. It's the self awareness that should arise in us. When we look at ourselves, we are not bewitched by our own beauty. We realize that though we are beautiful.

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That is short lift. Within a few years, even our physical appearances deteriorates

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our minds, our brains deteriorate.

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And that should help us realize that this dunya is not permanent, it's far from and we are only at our peak for a short time. And there is a natural decline and fall and deterioration. And if something rises, and then falls and deteriorates,

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what happens to it, ultimately, it will peter out and then disappear, it will decline. And its decline will be for good. It's for will be for permanent.

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So when we age,

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that is a sign for us. That's why in another verse of the whole report, and the last panel that I say is, I want to my milk, my coffee, human car, a community that did not give you such age.

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Or

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did we not give you such an age, my that graffia human tobacco, that anyone who would take heed should have who would take heed would have taken heat,

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which are a common idiom and the water cane tea. According to some interpretations from the sound of the alarm, you know who the warning is, which are common

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according some narrations, which are a common myth, NaVi and the Warner came to you meaning not the profits, but the Warner is whitehair.

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Age sort of like speaking about age, did we not give you sufficient age, that in that age, anyone who would have and who could have taken heed would have taken heat and the water came to you meaning white hair, as we grow older, we should realize that we are weak, in body and in mind, we are declining and we are heading towards death, the ultimate decline and all of this will come to an end

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do we lead an aimless life? Is this all without purpose? Are we merely just like animals fighting for survival, to eat, drink,

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to indulge in procreation and recreation is that all we have been created for as an another versatile lassies system and the Mahatma kumada won the caminada to join for our local medical hub

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La ilaha illa Allah Karim, Allah says, so what do you think that we have created you aimlessly without purpose?

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And that you will not be returned to us?

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No.

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So let's so be exalted.

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Allah,

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the true sovereign,

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there is no god the tea The Lord of the noble throne.

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So, we have not been created without purpose. This life is not aimless, there is a direction that is a goal. That is the purpose there is order that is formed.

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And with this deterioration and decline that we witness every day, you know what the message is? What What, what should? What should just that one verse that we have created man in the best mode of reducing to the lowest of the low? How is that a message for us to remember that?

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Do you know how often every morning when we look in the mirror?

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Every morning when we look in the mirror, every time we open up our photo album? Oh, that's so old every time you flick through your photos on your smartphone

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or on your Flickr Instagram accounts.

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Every time you look at your pictures, and you see yourself a few years ago, even a few days ago,

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you should be reminded of this journey in life and this decline. Every time we look in the mirror. It should be a reminder to us that I am not who I am. Who I was yesterday.

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I am heading somewhere. I'm losing it. I am declining. Where am I going? What is my ultimate destination? What is my destiny? All of this is a reminder, the fact that we undergo change and always for the worse. Of course, there comes a period prior during adolescence from teenagers until we reach maturity. But once we reach that maturity, there is a steady decline.

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Last pandahall Darla sees,

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does not this

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make you think of the Hereafter, your purpose, your destiny, this is what Allah sees from our yoga, they will go back to the dean. So therefore, what after this makes you reject the judgment, the day of judgment, we are heading for accountability and judgment. And of that law says as the law will be accurate, and how can mean is a law, not the most Judge of judges, we will face a law that is accountability. This is what should lead us through life.

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Without accountability without the fear of accountability.

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Man is extremely weak. Men will try to circumvent laws, man when men will indulge in bestie or animalistic behavior, man will never aspire to rising above that lowly station of the beasts on the animals.

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But this fear of accountability, this fear, this awareness of reckoning and judgment, and this realization that I have a purpose in life, I have a goal and a destiny and a destination. And I'll have a meeting with the last panel for data,

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maximum accountants to is here. And I was speaking to this accountant just two weeks ago who was with me for a short while

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is looking very stressed.

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And he said to me make do out tomorrow. I've got a meeting with a tax Inspector,

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just for you said no for one of my clients. So I said to him, why are you stressed for?

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So this is a professional accountant, a chartered tax accountant. And he was stressed and constantly reminding me to pray and hoping for the best because he has a meeting with one tax and one local tax inspector

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and not even for himself. But for one of his clients. I said why are you worried for no matter what happens? How does it impact him?

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He's just a professional I can't spam

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if someone can be so worried and stressed out, but someone else's accountability for a few pounds and pennies with a local tax Inspector, what of our day have been and judgment and reckoning with

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with the most Judge of just the most just of judges.

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One of our accountability, lots of our record law.

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I am with this this final verse a man did with the enema Waldo or they're hiding him are both relate to Hades, in which it's reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when anyone recite sort of sort of within and reads this verse Elisa law will be accurate and how can mean that is a law, not the most just obliges. Then he should say, Bella, what an Allah that become an usher. He then, of course, and I am one of the witnesses of this. So when when we hear at least a lot will be Aquaman. How can mean is alarm at the most just of judges? Our reply should be but of course, what an honor to come in as Shea Dean, and I am over this one of the witnesses. I pray that a lot,

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mind you that he has been declared weak because one of the narrators is unknown, but that's only for the older man with him amongst you. But that is Timothy and abodo old I am but this Allah has the which will enable us to understand the words of the Holy Quran. We are law makers amongst those who are able to appreciate our beauty of body, mind and most importantly, the spirits. We are lawmakers amongst those who preserve and protect that beauty of the spirits and who prepare for our day of reckoning in judgment with the most just than the best of judges. I'll translate the sort of or finally and we'll end with that with Dina was a tune by the fig and the olive will do the scene in

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and by Mount Sinai will have the ability to mean and by the secure city. Verily, We have created man in the most beautiful mold. Then we have rigid locker collagen in Sanofi acid that women did we have created man in the most beautiful mold so

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Other than that was philosophically and that indeed we have reduced and to the lowest of the low inlander Medina and while he was slowly half, except for those who believe in who do good deeds, follow him on the hate on the norm. So for them is a reward uninterrupted. For now you can go back to be Dean so what they're after them reject makes you reject the judgment or leaves the lobby Ackerman Harkey mean is a law, not the most just of the judges.

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Some of the law, he would have sold in the Vietnam War and early he was in

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