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Saad Tasleem

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From the series ‘Tarawih Reflections’ on Snapchat.
In this lecture: Some reflections on Ayah 44 from Surat ar-Rum.

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I'm not a lawyer but I got to welcome to today's thought are we at reflection Today we are in salt room and we're going to be talking about verse number 44. How do I tada says men kapha, Alayhi, Khufu woman, I mean, I suddenly have fully unfussy him Iam hudon, which means whoever disbelieves then upon them is their disbelief and whoever does good deeds or righteous deeds, then they're preparing for themselves. This actually covers two very important principles that are part of our IP, the part our, our belief, our creed as Muslims principle, a Lost Planet Allah has given all of us all of mankind freewill, to believe or to disbelieve, to do good or to do bad. The second

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principle is that everything that Allah has commanded us to do from goodness and piety, and everything that allow us to Allah has told us not to do from the disobedience of a law, then that is for our own benefit. And this principle is important because some people they have a, a huge misconception regarding this issue. I often hear people say, like, why does God care whether we pray or not? Why does God care if I drink alcohol are not like, Whoa, why does it matter to a law? And even when there is a law, you hear people say, like, Oh, that's what kind of stuff and a little kind of petty God is that that he needs these little actions, he needs to set rules for you. And here in

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this ayah we hear this principle that in actuality a law doesn't need that from us allies and no need of our worship. Allah is no need of our, of our obedience, none of that. But we are in need of that. And we benefit from that and those matters have been legislated. Allah has made the halal and haram first and foremost for our benefit, firstly, in this life, and we see that the benefits whether we know them or not, we do understand as Muslims that all of our acts of worship, everything that we're commanded, do has benefits. And then as this is mentioned, it's for the better for the afterlife that when we do good deeds, we're helping ourselves, we're preparing ourselves for the

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afterlife. In the beginning, this is pretty awesome and go for LA Khufu, that the one who disbelieves then that disbelief is upon them meaning the consequences of that disbelief yourself. almost kind of data gives us signs and less prone to audit gives us the guidance and last month I was made the guidance clear, and then we make the decision to either believe or to disbelieve, but we have to deal with the content. In summary, nobody is forced to disbelieve or nobody is forced to believe. But whatever choice we make, we are responsible for the consequences of that in this life and analyst panel data knows best is a low hanging off for listening. I will see y'all later and

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jello data set. I'm worried what I meant to lie.