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Now the topic of this she upon, or the topic of the devil, or Satan, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding the topic of Shabbat. And usually it's, I like to put them in two main categories. So there's two big misconceptions. And I would say there are two extreme stances towards the topic of the shale one. On one hand, you may have people who say that the shale pawn or Satan or the Devil is not an actual real being. So the devil is basically and you hear some people say, the devil is like a metaphor for evil, or the devil is a metaphor for our evil feelings or evil inclinations, and all that there's no actually real being from the Djinn, who's a debt. There's no

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such thing like that, right? And you hear people say this, and this is one camp, and this is one extreme stance towards the topic of the ship on the reaction to that and usually, and a lot of times people hold that stance because of the other extreme, and that other extreme, which is common as well, especially in the Muslim community, and that is people who blame all of their issues on the shale fun, right? anything bad happens in their life. They're like, it's the ship on any any sins they commit. They're like the ship on me do it. Oh, it's the devil. It's Satan. Right? And even I know as a community, we tend to be afraid of things like the shape on we tend to be afraid of things

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like evil eye, right? Or Nazaire as they cease call it. Or like anything happens in your life or like, oh, somebody gave me nothing. Right? And the people who I personally call them, masha Allah Nazis, do you guys know who these people are? Yeah, anytime you compliment them on something and they're like, say mashallah, right? That's like the first reaction that immediately they're so afraid that this compliment will lead to like them losing whatever they have, that they immediately tell the person to say Michelle and even the topic of saying mashallah, it's it's actually a broader topic because we as Muslims, were not supposed to be afraid of evil. Yes, evil is true. And post

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Saddam said in the lineup, that most certainly the evil eye is true. Yes, people can be harmed from from evil eye, but you have to realize, evil eye or Iein, or Nazaire is, number one, a lot more a lot more rare than we that when we think, right, we tend to blame everything another and as a matter of fact, I would say 95% of the cases that were like, oh, somebody gave me nuts, or somebody gave me it, and somebody gave me evil eye is something other than that, to the point where now in my life, I don't even answer questions about evil anymore, right? Because I've just had so many, especially talking about the topic of the ship on the shale thing. And I've had so many people come to me with

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their personal cases. And so I don't, I just don't deal with personal cases anymore. So I'm like, *, you know, this happened to me, whatever. Can you tell me if somebody gave me knows her? Right? And it's gotten the point where I remember it's kind of like, there's just one. Auntie Millis, Montana, bless her. She, she always used to come to me with questions like this. Like she always she was just afraid of somebody constantly giving her like, evil eye or something. So one day, she came to me and she said, she said beta, I need your help. I said, Okay, what's wrong? She said, You know, somebody gave me another, somebody gave me evil eye. And I'm like, okay, you know, I know like, she

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says this a lot or whatever. So now I'm thinking, Okay, let's, let's hear this story. It's always an interesting story. And she says, You know, I said, Okay, why do you think somebody gave you evil? Why? And she said, Well, you know, I've recently I just got sick all of a sudden, I'm like, Okay, what happened to you? She goes, You know, my throat has been hurting. You know, I've had a runny nose. I've been coughing. And I'm like, so basically, you have a cold? And she goes, No, no, but you don't understand. It's serious. Like, okay, so what's what's serious about it? She goes, You don't understand is everyone in my house got it as well.

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And I'm like, I'm pretty sure that's how colds work, right? I'm pretty sure that's how the flu works. It's contagious. Like as far as I know. She goes, No, but you don't understand. There's just one lady. You know, she's always like praising my family and stuff. And I know that's not what she really and she's really jealous on the inside, and his whole long story. And I'm like, listen, it's because of these type of issues, that people will take the other extreme stance, when people will just reject the concept of evil even though it is prophetically sound it is authentically proven in the Sunnah of the prophets of Allah who I knew he was sending him. It is proven in the Quran, right?

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And the things and also the concept of the ship on is proven by Iijima by consensus of the dilemma of this Deen from the time of the prophets I send them until today. There is overwhelming evidence that that indeed

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Eat these matters are real and true. But because people have taken this stance to where, where they've just blamed all their problems on the ship on, and I remember spat along, when I teach, I teach a class on the topic of chiffon. When I first introduced this clause, quite a few people came up to me, especially those people who are not using on multiple seminars, they came up to me and they said, Well, I'm not going to attend your class. I'm like, Okay, why? They said, Well, this is the problem with the Muslims today. The problem is that you guys blame, we blame everything on the CHE upon. And I'm like, because you have this issue, because you have this view, you actually do

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need to take my class, because we address this very topic. We cannot blame the ship on for our own sins. We cannot blame the ship on for the mistakes that we make, or when we sin against Allah subhanaw taala and this inshallah to Allah and I'm going to try and clarify this, even when I get through the story of che upon we're going to talk about the story of che upon, but even as we talk about che Athan, what you will, what will become clear to you in the light to Allah by the end of the session today is that neither of those two, two extremes are actually true. So on one hand, we cannot blame the shaytaan for our sins. Right? We are fully accountable for our own deeds when we

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sin, we are fully accountable except for very, very few cases in which and I'm not going to get into that because that's a longer discussion, except for a very, very small amount of cases. For the most part, if we take an action, then we are accountable for his actions. Yes, this ship on can tempt us. Yes, he can whisper to us. Yes, he can entice us. Yes, he has methods of deception. Yes, he uses footsteps and get us to disobey Allah subhanaw taala. But still, we cannot blame the ship on for our sins. So that will become clear to you. Also, it will become clear to you that this ship on that the devil is real. And he is an actual being created by Allah subhanaw taala he's not just like a

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metaphor for evil, as many people saying. I want to begin inshallah to Allah with a story mentioned by Edna Abbas on the left that I'm in the Muslim of email Muhammad, this collection of Hadith known as the listener of Imam Iman is one of the one of the largest collections of Hadith. A lot of the Hadith that you hear most of them can be found in the collection of email.

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So there's a narration upon Abbas, who was famous compounding the proscenium. He mentioned the story that took place, he says in the 13th year of Islam, so 13 years after the angel Jibreel came to the process and said if Quran said recite, right 13 years after the message of Islam first came per centum. This incident occurred now just to give you some context regarding what was happening at that time. Most of the Muslims had made hijra, from Mecca to Medina, as we know the Muslims were persecuted in Mecca, it was almost impossible for them to practice their religion. They were regularly tortured, they were regularly abused, they were constantly oppressed. And so Allah

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subhanaw taala made a way for them to make a jaw to the city of Medina. So in the 13th, year, after the coming of the Salah, after after the coming of the message, most of the Muslims now they have made hijra, but still in Makkah, there's a handful of Muslims.

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Out of those Muslims, the most important Muslim is there, and that is the prophets of Allah who it who said them. And people ask, why didn't the President make Hinshaw along with the rest of the companions? The reason was that the practice Saddam was waiting for a specific commandment to come down from ALLAH SubhanA data to allow him to make a journal or to tell him that this is the time to make a journal. And so Preston was waiting. Yes, the companions had been given permission. Yes, most of them made Hinshaw who remained the people who remained in Mecca was what was the process send them some members of his family and a few of the Sahaba amongst them have a bucket of the a lot that

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I'm and some and some other members of the family of the person send them as well. Now 13 years now we're 13 years into Islam. The situation in Mecca is still hostile, the accommodation, the machete cone from Koresh, they still their top priority right now regarding Muslims and Islam is to destroy Islam. They want to get rid of the process eiendom they want to get rid of Islam, they want to get rid of this in from their perception, a new religion, a religion that is just destroying or getting rid of the religion of their forefathers. Right. So that is still now so for 13 years, it's been building and building and built. So the animosity started from the beginning of Islam from the

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moment or Saddam went public with the message of Islam, that animosity has been building and building and building and you have personalities like Abu Jamal, and you have personalities like Abu Lahab who have this intense hatred for the process in them, right. There's nothing like their whole being is devoted to just destroying the profits that ally send them so

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13 years have passed, and of course are looking at the Muslims and they realize most of them have left. So they realize that they're losing control over the spread of Islam. So according to them, they're like, listen, as long as the Muslims are in Mecca, we can control them, we can suppress the spread of Islam, we can suppress Muslims and so on. It's over. Now that the Muslims are leaving, according to them, they're losing control over how much Islam will spread. And their biggest fear now is that the prophets that Allahu Allah, he was sending them, if he leaves, it's going to be an even bigger problem. Because the process send them who is the source of Islam at that point, who is

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who is the source of guidance for mankind at that point, and that's how they view him as well.

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If he leaves, then they can, they have absolutely no control over Islam. So what they want to do at this point is they want to make sure to deal with the person setting them while he is still in Medina, because they don't know when he's going to leave. And even they understood that it's only a matter of time before the premises and then goes and leaves for Medina as well. So they decide to meet the leaders of the Quraysh they decide to have a meeting, they decided to gather Why, what's the purpose of this to try and figure out what to do with the process. And this was a meeting known and known as a place known they gathered in a place known as Dada Nadella. It was a very secretive

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meeting. Most people from the Quraysh they didn't even know this meeting was taking place. If you basically the way it worked was, if you if you weren't invited, then you wouldn't even know this is taking place. Anyone in here ever been to?

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And I know nobody's gonna admit this, but anyone in here has. Have you ever been to an underground gambling circle? anyone? No one, okay. One person is not gonna love it. All right. The way underground down, you know, a lot of states gambling is illegal, especially like underground gambling, and all that kind of stuff. So what happens is, and especially in some, like the bigger cities talk about, like New York City, Chicago and places like that. There's underground gambling taking place almost every night. And the way it works is that the average person doesn't even know what's happening. And even if you knew what's happening, even if you wanted to go even if you wanted

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to attend, if you even if you wanted to go gamble, you couldn't go because it's by invite only, right? If you're not invited, you're not coming. Even if you were to figure out where it was, and you were to show up at the door and knock and be like, Hey, I'm a baller. I have like tons of money, I want to come gamble. They'd be like, I'm sorry, we don't know who you are, you can come in this meeting was very similar in the sense that if you weren't invited, no matter how awesome or cool you are, no matter how much of a bother you are, they'd be like, No, you cannot come in. And because you're not invited, we only invited the people that we trust. It was the leaders of the corporation,

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because they didn't want this information to get out. They didn't want someone to inform the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu said to him, or his family or his companions, that they're having this secret of meeting. So they gather, as we Abbas says, It was a dark night, it was a dark, overcast night, right, he's still night, they gather a Donald Nadella. And they all come in one by one. And there's a person out the door who's basically guarding the door making sure and in our context, that'd be considered someone like a bouncer. Right? So who's out the door, protecting the door, making sure the wrong people don't come in. He's out the door. And he's about to lock the door. Because

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according to him, everyone who was invited is already there. As he's about to lock the door, a man sticks his hand through the door, basically signaling for him to be allowed in as well. And as he does that, they open the door to see who it is. And they see that it's a man that they don't recognize. It's an old man. And they asked him, they say, who are you? Who are you? And why are you here? Because they're shocked that they're surprised that anybody would even know that this is taking place. And secondly, even if you were to know, like, who would actually have the nerve, like who would actually want to, or try to come into a meeting like this. I mean, this is only for the

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leaders of the college. This is only for the elite is only for the powerful. And so they're surprised. They're like, Who are you and why are you here? And he says, I have come from a nudge. And by the way, a nudge is a is a part of the Arabian Peninsula. It's quite a distance from from Mecca. He says, I've come from a nudge. And he said, I know why you have gathered here. And perhaps I can help you in what you're in what you're trying to accomplish. Right. That's all he said. And subhanAllah, the scholars of Sierra, they say it's very interesting. What happens next. It's very interesting and strange. And what happens is that even though they don't recognize who this person

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is, they don't know him. They've never seen him before. For some reason, they trust him. For some reason, they feel comfortable with him. And they say okay, come in

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All right, they allow him to come in. He comes inside. And now the meeting starts. And basically now they're all going to give their ideas of how to take care of the person how to take care of the processor, right? And so one man stands up. And he says, Well, I have an idea. He says, My ideas, the way we deal with the threat of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that we should imprison him, we should shackle his his hands, and chained him to the ground, in some random, put in some random dwelling some random place, shackle him to the ground and imprison him.

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After he says that, a lot of people in the room, they they kind of have a positive reaction towards his suggestion that like, yeah, we can just imprison the process, send them and just imprison him. And we're done with the threat. Until the old man who had walked in at the last moment, he stands up, and he stands up and he says, well, Llahi Maha de la cumbre. Rai, he says, I swear by Allah, that this is not my suggestion for you. And now, we would think that, first of all, who are you to even have an objection? Right? You're not even one of the elders? Right? And who are you to even speak? And that is what should have happened? What should have happened is, like one of the leaders

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of the coalition has stood up and be like, Who are you to even say anything? sit your butt down, right? Like, who are you? But once again, just like they trusted him to begin with? Now, once again, they're trusting Him. And so they take him seriously? And they say, Well, why isn't this a good idea? They asked him, they say, Well, okay, what's wrong with this idea? And the old man, he says, If you were to imprison him, then most certainly the news of this imprisonment would spread. And sooner or later, his followers, his companions are going to come for us. Not only that, the tribe of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they're going to go to war with us because we have imprisoned

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Mohamed for no reason.

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And so he says, This is not the correct this is not what we should do. Not a good idea. And everyone in the room seems to agree. He sits down, the man who had given this suggestion, he sits down, and now there's kind of like this murmur in the room. Everyone's talking to themselves. They're trying to figure out what to suggest another man, he has an idea. He stands up. And he says, My idea is I have the perfect suggestion. He says, Why don't we expel him from MCCA? Why don't we take him to a land where no one knows who he is, where he has no family, he has no tribe. He has no supporters. We take him somewhere very, very far away. And we leave him there. And he's feeling pretty good about

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his idea. Until once again, the old man stands up and says, he says level lahi Maha de la cumbre. Roy, he says, No, I swear by Allah. This is not my suggestion for you. We can't do this. And once again, they actually take him seriously. They say why? Why is it that we can't do the Why Why shouldn't we take him somewhere, expel him from the lens and where nobody knows who he is, and let him die? Live it live out the rest of his life somewhere far, far away from us. He and the old man. He says, Well, if we were to do that, if we were to take him somewhere else, he says no matter where you take him, any land that you will take him to certainly just like he was able to gather a

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following here in Mecca, he's gonna gather a following there as well. And as a matter of fact, the situation in Mecca is horrible for him. We've made it very difficult for him to spread Islam. And still he managed to gather a following if you take him somewhere where he doesn't have enemies. How do you know that he's not going to gather another following. And once again, we're in the same situation that we were in when we started, and he sits down, and now everybody in the room is talking but talking to themselves. And people are almost afraid to give their suggestion now because they're thinking, well, everything that we suggest this old man just shuts it down. He's like, No,

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we shouldn't do this. And we shouldn't do that. And we shouldn't do that. It's like that person. Uncle Excuse me. Who always has a problem with anything that is mentioned. Right? Like you'll always find something right and by the way, please uncle's Don't hate me. I love uncle's right. You guys are awesome. uncles and aunties. Right? I tend to give their examples because, well, okay, I'm just gonna leave that alright. So

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that person, let's say that's not not on because that person who just always has a problem with everything that you do, right, it's that person who's online and every time you post something, they find something wrong with something that you said, right. I call this person by the way, the exception is right they find an exception to everything that you post, right? They say and you say you know, Islam is all about love and beautiful quote, right you thought about

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When we thought about you know how Islam embodies love, and you're like, Islam is about love. And verse says, well, actually, Islam is about love as well. But there are times when we're supposed to be angry, and there's like, okay, relax, right? Like, I know, there's exceptions, but can you just stop being a critic for one moment? So this is how they're viewing this guy, right? They're like, Okay, anything we say he's gonna have a problem with it. And nobody's speaking now they're speaking to one another. But no, he's speaking until Abuja hell. He's had enough, right? He's sitting there. He's been waiting. And he's been kind of like, you know, moving around in his seat. And now he gets

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up. And he's like, that's it. He stands up. And he says, Listen, I know all of you have given your suggestions. But how about I say, what many of you are thinking, but none of you have the guts to actually say it? And they say, what is it? Go ahead? Yeah. Well, tell us what you have to say. And he says, how about we just kill him? How about we just murder him? Just take his life and be done with this whole situation? Right? No more figuring out what to do with him bringing out to do with his followers and trying to control Islam and trying to fight them and this daily struggle, because listen, let's just kill him. Just get rid of him.

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And as he says, This is old man stands up again. And people are like, okay, here we go again. Right. Another problem, and the old man stands up. And the first thing he says is,

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he says now um, yes, he said, Oh, Luma kala Rajan. He says, the correct statement is what this man has said, right, what he said, that's what we should do. And then a suggestion is put forward and the scholars actually differ who put this addition forward? Some scholars say that it was Abu jahaan, who said this next thing that I'm about to mention, some scholars say it was the it was the old man who made the suggestion. For the sake of our discussion right now, for the sake of our session, we're going to assume that it was the old man, that seems to be the opinion of many of the scholars of Sierra, that it was the old man who gave that suggestion. So what does this suggest? He

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says, let's not, we shouldn't just kill him. Because if we kill him, you know, you know, it's not like they haven't thought of it before. There's a lot of problems with killing the process. And them, for example, if you if they were to just kill and murder him, number 1%. him has a tribe backing him up. And to kill someone like that is it's just blatantly calling for war. Right? And they don't want to go to war right now. They don't, they don't want to just open the door for words, like that's not a good idea. Also, the fact that the companions of the prestigious alum will want to go to war as well, right, it's gonna be a big problem. So this suggestion of killing says, Listen,

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we're not going to just kill him, we have to kill him in a way that we can get away scot free. He says what we should do is, we should gather one representative from each of the major tribes. So you know, they're sitting in this gathering, and there's a representative from all the tribes, we gather one person from all the tribes, and he said, perhaps a young person, perhaps a young person, they go together to go murder Mohamed Salah lysing them, right, and what that accomplishes, and he says also, when they murder him, what should happen is that they should use one dagger, one knife, and the blood that comes from Mohamed, so I send them should fall on the clothes of each and every one

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of the young men. What that accomplishes now, is that there's not one person responsible, pretty much all of the tribes are now responsible. And the tribes when he said, Listen, what we're gonna say at that point is listen, we didn't sanction this. We weren't okay with this. These are just some young overzealous men who, who got fired up and we don't condone this behavior, right. This is a young person who got overzealous and he went and tried to kill the kill Mohammed. And so he said, when we do that, then it is impossible for the tribe with a precedent setting them to go to war with like eight 910 11 or 12 tribes, it's not going to happen. The only choice that they will have is to

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accept the blood money for that murder. Right? Yes, it will. They will say, well admit, it was a mistake. We didn't mean to do it. The young as you said, the young people got overzealous, you know, so we will gladly give you the blood money for this unjust murder of Mohammed. And he says that they will have no choice but to accept the blood money because they're not going to go to war with 12 tribes. It's not gonna happen. And he says in that way, and he says money, money. By the way, money was never an issue for the college, they would have given any amount of money to get rid of the process. And so this money was never an issue like we give the money we're done with and they all

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decide that that is what they should do. So on that night, in the 13th, year, of the coming of the process of them coming up the message of Islam, they decide to murder the prophets of Allah, Allah who was setting them. Did you know that this incident means that if they had been successful on that night, perhaps in

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None of us would be sitting in this room today. Right? What is the reason? What is the one factor that has brought us all together? What is it?

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What is it? Why are we all here? What do we have all gathered here? If it wasn't for this one factor? What is it? It's our Islam. It is the message of the Prophet sallallahu. I knew he was sending them. And if they had managed to murder the process that I'm on that night, we wouldn't be sitting here today. So what happened? What happened is that Allah subhanaw taala has sent the angel Jibreel to attend that gathering a doubt on the DUA and the angel Jibreel. He was there, he witnessed what happened, he heard what happened. And then he immediately goes to the prophets of Allah, I send them who at this point for some doesn't know that they're plotting his murder,

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especially that they're plotting his murder, and they decided to murder him that very night. That very night, they decided we're not going to wait. We're not going to say listen, you know, let's wait a week and plan it out. And they said, Look, we need to do this right away. So we made this plan right now, a couple hours from now. Let's go to his house, and let's murder him.

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Okay, there's an announcement here for the brothers to what move up is that it is okay. The brothers if you can move up, I guess make room in the back shall watch out.

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Okay. What was I saying?

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Okay, yes, the angel, the angel Djibouti.

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I told you guys, right, the angel GPT. He was he was present at that gathering adatom network. And as I said, the press Adam was was was unaware that his murder, like he knew his life was in danger, right. But he didn't know that he's that very night he could be murdered. So the angel Jibreel goes to the process of setting them and says you were waiting for a specific command from Allah for specific permission from Allah to come to allow you to make hijra, now is the time. So leave now. And the process that I'm gathered is belongings and gather and stuff. And as we know, we've got all the data and he actually accompany the press to send them on his journey to Medina, he leaves his

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house and get this, those 10 or 12 men, who are their blood thirsty, ready to kill the process and them, they're standing right in front of him.

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Right and first set of knows why they're there. What would you have done, if that happened to you? You walk out of your house, and you see a group of 10 men or 12 men, young men, they have a knife in their hand. And you know, they're about to murder you. What would you have done? You would probably run back in your house, close the house, like lock your doors, and just like make serious dua. Right? Or be like Oh, Allah, something you would have freaked out, I would have freaked out, right? If you know somebody's there to murder murder you the average reaction would be to freak out, you know what the process that I'm did. He walked right up to them.

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He picked up sand from the ground.

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And he sprinkled it on top of their heads.

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Why? Can anyone tell me why? Why would he take that? Why would he take that action? Why would he instead of protect? I mean, look, it there's nothing wrong with protecting yourself when you're in danger, right? There's nothing on Islamic about that a person wouldn't be blameworthy if somebody's coming at you with a knife for you to run the other way. It's not about being a coward. It's about preserving life. One of the goals of the city and the goals of Islam is to preserve life. Right? So it's not about being a coward. Why did the process in them walk straight towards them? And not not only to be just water, like, try to walk around them? It's almost like he was it seems like he was

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provoking them.

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I mean, come on picking up dirt from the ground even though like that's a cultural thing that we may not truly understand. Like it's in their auto in the time of the Arabs of the the jehadi Arabs to throw dirt, dirt or dust on somebody's head. That is a stats like you're about to throw it down, right? You're like yellow, let's go like we were gonna go at it. But even in our context, right, if somebody were to walk up to you and sprinkle sand on your on your head, you'd be like, What is your problem? Right? Why did the process take that action? They don't want to take a guess. Raise your hand? You know the answer. Yeah.

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To say what?

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No. Did the process letting them know that they cannot see him? Yes or no?

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What do you guys think? Okay. I'll just clarify this. They couldn't see him. Right. They couldn't see him. But Did the President have know that they couldn't see him?

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Yes or No.

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He didn't know. But I certainly didn't.

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No. However, what the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam knew

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is that Allah who would protect him because the permission has come from Allah subhanaw taala right if Allah has told him to leave to go, this is the time to make Hijra then Allah subhanaw taala will protect him and we know that the eye and sort of the ASEAN which many of us recite this is an A lot of the scholars have to see if they mentioned that this is talking about this very incident where it was presented to us as well and I'm invading ad him said don't woman Humphrey him said, The O'Shea know whom for whom now you will see it one that we put before them a barrier, right the people were there to murder the person and we put a barrier in front of them. And we put a barrier behind them

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for O'Shea now home and we covered them meaning we covered their site for him now you will see don't they're not able to see right here Allah is pointing to Allah tells us of this incident that took place. But it was the firm Iman of the prophets of Allah who I knew he was sending them in which he Yes, he found out that they're not able to see him when this idea was revealed upon the prophets that Allahu Allah he was sending them. Right but at that moment, he had trusted Allah subhanaw taala to protect him. Right and the as we know the angel Djiboutian came and told us he said, No. And as we know the rest of the story, the rest is history and process them went through their ranks right

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through sprinkled others and sprinkled sand on their heads, walk through their ranks, and Mage Hinshaw and escaped to Medina now. question being,

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who was the old man who put all of this in motion?

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Right? Che upon the devil?

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Is this an authentic story? Like the devil just showed up? And it's like, yeah, let's murder the process, Edna.

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Yes, sir. No.

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This is an authentic narration, right. And the scholars don't differ over the fact that it was actually it was the ship on it was the ship on in the form of a man. So there's a couple of things we learned from this story. Number one, we learn that the ship THON is an actual being traded about last panel data, we learned that the shape on actively works to destroy any type of goodness. And as I said, if he had managed to get the profits that elicited a murdered at that on that day, than today, none of us would have been sitting here, right? We also learn of some of the abilities of chef on and I don't really have time today. To get into all of the abilities of Chef Bon shout out

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if you're interested in that topic, come take my class on the ship line, but Allah has given the ship on certain abilities. One of those abilities is at least in this moment, in this time, is to take on the form of a human being. Right? But we also learn that when Allah subhanaw taala protect someone then even the ship on cannot harm them. While Yom Quran Allah yam could Allah will la Hadler MCITY that they plan and they plot but Allah plans as well. And Allah is the best of planners. And we see here the Prophet satellites and them seeking the help of Allah subhanaw taala against this year upon and Allah Subhana Allah tells us what Karateka Jaiden 90 Kulina be and I do wish

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sheltering in see what the jinn that Allah has. Allah says in this we have made. For every prophet, every prophet dealt with this situation, every prophet dealt with the situation of an enemy, from jinn and mankind, the shell theme, from jinn and mankind, right. And this battle against the sheikh Bong

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is not something which is new. This battle started with the beginning of creation of mankind. And we know in the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala, when describing the CHE upon doesn't use light terminology, Allah subhanaw taala refers to the ship on as our enemy. And I know when we think of the term enemy, we may think of someone who like hates us or someone who doesn't like us or someone who intends bad for us or evil for us. We may even look at people who are oppressive towards Muslims or towards mankind, and we may think of that person as our enemy. Allah subhanaw taala reminds us that before any of those people who who have ill will towards ours, any of the any anyone in the

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world who wants to harm us and to bring us pain and all of that there is an enemy on top of all of those enemies. And that is the ship on in shame upon Allah Kuma I do Allah says that the Cheban is most certainly an enemy for you. The problem for us my brothers and sisters, is that many of us we read this idea, I believe in this sort of felt that we read this before we've heard that the ship on is our enemy. The problem is that we do not number one we don't understand what it means to say that the shaytaan is our enemy. Number two, we are extreme

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worryingly complacent when it comes to the topic of the shape line, right? Many of us we don't even consider how the shape on even affects our life. Like we go through our lives. And often I say this to my class, when we talked about the shape when I posed the question, when was the last time you woke up in the morning and you said to yourself, today,

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I will take the ship on as my enemy. Allah subhana, Allah many times in the Quran refers to the ship on as the enemy of mankind and this idea, your enemy, and when ALLAH SubhanA, Allah says, you or your or you all in the Quran, he's not referring to people. The Quran is supposed to be a direct conversation with us. So when we hear I do what Allah come for you, we're supposed to ask ourselves the question

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and say, How is the anatomy for me, let alone I mean, besides the fact that we don't even, we don't even take the ship on as our enemy. Many of us we don't even know what that means. If I were to say to you right now, write down for me 10 ways in which this ship on is your enemy? I don't know how long it would take for us to answer that question. Or if I were to say to you, write down 10 ways for me, in which the shape on directly influences your life, I think we'd have a hard time coming up with 10 ways, and have no doubt that the shape on tries, influences our life in many more than 10 ways. And this is why if you go through the Quran, and the Sunnah, you see mentioned after mention

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after mention of the ship on. And so for me, this is actually a very, very serious topic. And that's why even though I know this session is like 6070 minutes, Wallahi 60 or 70 minutes is not enough time to discuss the topic of the ship on I have the seminar that I teach about ship on, it's two and a half days. And those two and a half days are not enough to talk about the topic of Chandon because this ship on influences our life in many more ways than we even imagine. Right? If this ship on, if we were to ask this ship on if we were to talk to the ship on, we would understand that he has one goal. His goal in life is to make sure that every one in creation all of the children of them end up

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in the Hellfire he has vowed to send the children them to the to the hellfire. And when they when we say the children of Children of Adam, and Adam, it said, it doesn't mean just Muslims are just non Muslims, or just this. These people are that people, every single person in creation. If you were to look around you right now in this room, look to your left and look to your right. Have no doubt that this ship on has vowed to send this person to the Hellfire have no doubt that the ship bond is actively working to send these people to the hellfire. Everyone that you came across today, on your way here. Or people that you met outside people that you've ever met anyone you've ever come across

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in your life, the CHE upon has made it his personal goal to send them to the hellfire. And you know what the ship on doesn't lock? He doesn't like experience? Because if you were to say to the ship on how can you like that's a pretty lofty goal, right for the ship on the ship. And he said no Hawaiian Marine. He said I will mislead all of them. Right all of mankind. You would say listen, that's a pretty boastful that's a boastful claim that you have there that you have vowed to send all of creation to the hellfire. What makes you qualified to do something like that? You know what he would say? The shape on would say I have 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of years of experience. He would say

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homie, you're new with this. You're new at this battle. But I've been doing this for a long time. Right before you were born before your parents were born before their parents were born before their parents were born before you can even think about Allah. He's been working. He's been learning from the very beginning of creation, Allahu Adam, how long 1000s upon 1000s upon 1000s upon 1000s of years, the chiffon has been working to mislead mankind, and he's been learning and this is why this ship on he understands two very, very dangerous things about us. He understands our fears, and he understands our desires. And when you can understand when you can understand when you know

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somebody's fears and desires. That's that's that's a very powerful tool to control someone and this she upon has access to both both he's been learning and studying us for that very long time. And this is why if you look in the Quran in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala

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It actually tells us of conversations that took place between Allah and Iblees and the Shere Khan. Why are those conversations there? Sometimes we think they're just stories, right? We're like, we hear that the police said this and that, and he refused to prostrate two arguments and we'll talk about that story. But we think that they're just stories. But the reason why Allah Subhana Allah tells us about the speech of Sheikh Bong is for us to understand how the Shavon is our enemy, and is for us to understand how we can protect ourselves because this she upon in the beginning of creation, when Allah subhanaw taala created the IRA his Salam, at that point, he vowed to mislead

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mankind, right? And this is why I want to get into the story of che upon just a little bit, inshallah without it but before I continue, I want to give you all the breaking data, so I don't want you to like get up and leave, I just want you to stand up, stretch, have a drink of water and then sit back down and shut down. So go ahead, do that right now.

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Okay, Bismillah Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam, ala Rasulillah. Now, the animosity that the shaytaan has for mankind,

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it goes back to the creation of the medicine I'm gonna I really apologize but I'm, I'm gonna have to run through the story very quickly. We actually spend a few hours in my seminar we spent a few hours talking about the story of che Athan, there's a lot to it, and there's a lot to learn from the story of Shetland. So I'm gonna have to run through it real quickly, inshallah Tada, the animosity that the Shavon has for mankind goes back to the creation of the money system. And actually, even before that, we know that before Allah subhanaw taala, created mankind, the jinn were already in existence, right? I don't have time to get into who the jinn aren't shoutouts and once again, that's another

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topic for another time, inshallah to Allah, but know that the jinn are a creation, separate, separate than the creation of mankind, and Allah Subhana Allah has given them certain abilities that we don't have. However, there are a couple of things that we share we have in common with the jinn. One of the most important things is that they are accountable beings, just like we are accountable beings, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah has given them free will just like we have been given free will as opposed to the angels. The angels have not been given free will they have no choice but to worship Allah subhanaw taala they're imperfect beings, right? The jinn and mankind and it's what a jinn we

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have been given freewill meaning, we have the ability to obey Allah subhanaw taala or not, we make that decision. We make that choice. Yes, everything happens by the will and permission of Allah subhanaw taala. There's no doubt about that. But Allah has given us freewill. Hence, we will be held accountable for the decisions that we make in this life. So the jinn were created before mankind. And when the jinn were created, they existence and scholars say it was like a very long time before perhaps even 1000s of years before the creation of mankind was trying to auto created the jinn. And amongst the jinn. There was one particular Jin who was very, very pious, and his piety reached such

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a high level, that Allah subhanaw taala raised them up to come live with the angels and worship Allah Subhan Allah to Allah with the angels, and our belief as Muslims is that this ship on that the devil, that Satan that IBLEES wasn't an angel and this, this is actually the idea that the devil is or was a fallen angel. This comes from Christian theology, our belief as Allah Subhana Allah says, Can I mean the jinn he was one of the jinn for our booth, and this is by consensus of scholars, the scholars of Islam. IBLEES was from the jinn. So Allah raised this one Jin, he believes that she upon to come live with the angels, and now for 1000s upon 1000s and 1000s of years in bliss, worships

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Allah, and is considered amongst the most pious amongst all of the jinn. And he remained like that for a very long time, until a loss How do I Allah created the body of the money he's set out? And we know last month I took clay from different parts of the earth and created the body of the mind. He said, um, but initially, life was not blown into the body of the money center. So it was just the body and he believes now he witnesses this he sees that Allah has created this new creation. And actually even the angels they remarked, they said, No Fee ha my UFC the fee

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way to speak with Dima they said to Allah Spanish out in this world Baqarah they say, they say will you place there in meaning upon Earth, a creation that will cause corruption and spilled blood. Now, according to most of the scholars of Sierra, what they're talking about here are the jinn. What they're saying here is that you create a lost planet that have created a creation similar to mankind, the jinn meaning similar in the sense that they were given free will. And what did they do? The majority of them, they cause corruption and they spilled blood. By the way, side note, footnote right here. Some scholars say that this is doesn't necessarily refer to the gin. Right? We know that

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there is very possible that there were creations other there's their creations other than the creation of mankind, right? So for example, the whole issue of dinosaurs, it's always like this controversial thing. There's no con there's no controversy in Islam, right regarding dinosaurs, and I know other religions may have an issue with the with the concept of dinosaurs and things like that, we believe the mighty who said, was the first amongst the creation of mankind. But does that mean there weren't any creation of Allah subhanaw taala upon Earth before that? No, it doesn't mean that. Right. And some scholars, and this is what some of the modern day scholars, they hold his

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opinion as well, that it is possible that when the angel said that will you create, or will you place a creation there in that will cause corruption and spill blood? It's not necessarily that they're referring to the jinn, it's possible that they could be referring to a creation, which is about to blow your mind right now. Okay. It's possible that they're a creation, which was similar to mankind, but was not mankind. So perhaps they looked like they were similar in their appearance to mankind, but they weren't mankind, you know what that does for us. It solves the whole evolution issue. Right? So for us as Muslims, it is possible that before the mighty Saddam was created, there

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was a creation that was similar to mankind even in their form. But they weren't mankind. Yes, it is. Without a doubt, I want to clarify this. Don't misquote me on this. Yes, without a doubt, that they said, is the first creation amongst mankind. But it is possible that there was a creation, similar to mankind. Before that creation, Allah who had to

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write Anyway, point being that's just a side note, a footnote to jot down. But point being, Allah subhanaw taala creates the mighty set out. And now IBLEES looks upon them.

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And he's starting to wonder now why, why would Allah create this other creation? And I want to, I want you to give you I want to give you, I want to give you the, I want to give you some context in terms of what is happening in with with a police with the Shere Khan, for 1000s of years. IBLEES looks at himself as the best. How, in his mind that he's he thinks themselves, there are two main creations of Allah subhanaw taala, there are the angels, and there's the jinn. He thinks himself. As for the angels, there's no comparison between me and them, because they don't have free will. So whatever goodness they do, that's how Allah created them. So there's no comparison between me and

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the angels, then there's me and the jinn. And amongst the jinn, I'm the best. In other words, I'm the best of the best, right? There is no other creation in Allah has not created another creation that is as good as me, right? I'm not, I don't compare myself to the angels, they don't have free will. There's no comparison, the Djinn on the best of them. Now imagine living upon that, for 1000s upon 1000s upon 1000s of years, you know, there's celebrities who get popular. And after just like a couple of years, they feel like super entitled, right, just a couple of years, a couple of years, they're in the spotlight, they gotta they get a lot of attention, everyone loves them, and all that

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kind of stuff. And then they begin to feel entitled in just a couple years. Imagine living for 1000s upon 1000s upon 1000s of years, where you're just like the best of the best. And all of a sudden, a law creates a new creation. And now IBLEES begins to think, what if he turns out to be better than me? Right psychologically? What does that do to you and I usually give the analogy of boxing, right the world of boxing. I'm not a big sports fan, but it's a good analogy, right?

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Imagine that there is a boxer who is a world champion, right undefeated, let's say for 10 years not Mayweather, right? Milan Gaiden

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let's say there's a boxer for 10 years. He's the world champion. Every fight he has, he wins. But in the world of boxing. 10 years is a very long time.

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As you get older, you naturally get a little bit weaker. And it is impossible for any boxer no matter how great they are as a boxer to retain their title forever. Because eventually you're going to grow old. Eventually you're going to get weak. Eventually, there's somebody else who's going to come and take your title. Right? So imagine now there's this world champion boxer, every game he every fight, he has, he wins. And now he's getting older. And all of a sudden, there's this new boxer on the scene, this young gun, right? And he's getting popular, and he's winning every single fight as well, this older boxer now, he looks at this younger boxer, and he starts to get afraid,

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right? He's like, Oh, man, it may be this guy who takes my title, because He's younger. He's faster. And he's, he's strong. However, when people interview the older boxer, and they say, Hey, listen, there's this new guy, he's pretty young, he's pretty good. What do you think? What does the older boxer say? Says No way, he will never defeat me. I'm the best of the best, nobody can defeat me why? Let's be honest, here. There's a little bit of insecurity there. Right? And likewise, Iblees was extremely insecure. And that is why when at least and I'm going to mention some of the things that he believes says, and sometimes it's hard for us to understand how he can say these completely

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blasphemous things. Right? He swears to Allah and he blames Allah, and we'll talk about this, you have to realize that this is a being who is extremely insecure. And actually in my class, we actually do a psychological study of this, she hid behind, right. But he is a being who is extremely insecure about himself. And so now he's looking at, he's looking at them. And some narration in the press that I mentioned that he starts to go around the mighty cinema, he goes around and around, he goes through him. And he's constantly observing him, just like the boxer, the older boxer who may started watching every single fight of the younger boxer, right and seeing how he moves, becoming

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obsessed with that person. And so it bleeds actually becomes obsessed with the Malays, he cannot deal with the fact that his title may be taken. And this festers for a while these feelings of jealousy and envy and actually, the proper way of describing this is actually has said, the concept of hesed in Islam is when you see something that someone else has, and not only do you want it for yourself, you want that person to not have it, right and I don't I'm not sure if there's an there's an English equivalent of this word, but the concept here is has said, for example, this brother right here, what's your name?

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What is it, Bob? Okay, Bob, he's wearing a beautiful tie here, right? Everyone say mashallah, okay. May Allah bless you and bless your tie and give you many more. Right? Okay. He's wearing this beautiful tie here. If I was like, jealous of his tie, perhaps I would say that's a nice tie. I want one as well. Right. But if I had the head said, towards his tie, what I would be thinking or I would be feeling in my heart is, why does he have this tie? Right? He doesn't deserve that tie. I'm the only one who should have a tie like that. Right? Those feelings are extremely dangerous. And that is what is known as has said, we're not only do you want something that someone has, you want to be the

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only one that has it and you want them to not have it. And that is what is truly dangerous. And that is what bliss was suffering from, you know, the scholars, they discussed this issue. What was the first sin that bliss committed? They say was it has it or was it arrogance? A lot of scholars say arrogance, some scholars say it was actually jealousy and envy orc has said and I hold the opinion that was actually has said that it all began with has said it began with that extreme jealousy where he couldn't stand that perhaps they said I may turn out to be a creation better than him. And this is how he's feeling now. And he hasn't said anything. No one's talked to him. He hasn't spoken out

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about this. It's just all happening in his heart. Until Allah subhanaw taala blows life into them. It has said and we know at that point, Allah subhanaw taala orders the angels and bliss to make Sajida to the money's

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right. This is by the way, not as such that a worship this is a sense of respect. This is a sense of honor was presented to us as what are called cut alumna bunny. them we have indeed honored the Children of them. The Creation of Adam it has set up is honored and Allah's PandaDoc created them with his own hands. As opposed to the jinn. There are many ways in which at last count that are honored a

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Advice and administration. Also, the fact that Allah subhanaw taala told the angels to make such the means that Allah honored them. They said, I'm even above the angels and sometimes we don't realize this as mankind, when we debase ourselves when we disobey Allah subhanaw taala. When we put ourselves in these types of situations, when we are like I said debasing ourselves, we don't realize that Allah has given us honor and we ourselves we take away our honor Subhan Allah.

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But Allah honored the Children of Adam, it said on and so Allah subhanaw taala gives the command and we see this mentioned in many places in the Quran, for example, so it's gov, verse 50, Allah subhana, Allah says, What is going on in Malta, it got this, Julie, them. And we said to the angels, make sense that you are them. And the bliss is standing there, he's included within the angels, he's included within this command. Right, the command comes down. And I want you to actually imagine what this looks like. Allah subhanaw taala in salt sloughed mentions. First harder than Mala Iike to Kulu Maroun. Allah says that the angels and Allah uses the letter here felt by the Arabic means

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immediately, right, Allah subhanaw Doesn't say thumb, such such a dude, he didn't say what such I do not and then or after that, or sometimes no thought means immediately, immediately the the angels that go into says that now this gathering of angels is more amazing than we can even comprehend. But I'm going to try and give you a visual. Imagine the angels standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala. The angels are absolutely beautiful beings. Right? We know that they are more beautiful than we can imagine. We know that the angels are actually also very large beings. For example, the process that led him when he saw the angel Jibreel in His original form in his true form. The first

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time says I looked up in the sky, and the horizon was covered by just one of the wings of the angel Jibreel. Right, there are narrations that mentioned prasadam said that if you were to travel if a person, a someone who's proficient at riding horses, if they were to travel the distance of a day and a night on the on horseback, they would not cover the distance of the wingspan of an angel.

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Can you imagine duty just like writing and writing and writing for a full 24 hours he's going and he cannot cover the distance of a wingspan from one tip to the other can do it. Another narration mentioned 10 days and 10 nights to handle Had Allah writing for 10 days antenna he's going he's going he's going cannot cover the distance of a single angels wings, man. This is how large the angels are right. And it's even hard for us to comprehend. But they're very large. And we know there are extremely beautiful these huge, majestic, beautiful awe inspiring beings are standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala. And they're lined up. Perfect rose. And I often say you know when when I

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say rows of angels, I don't mean I don't know some of you're automatically thinking of our rows, like the rows that we haven't set up. Our rows suck, man. I'm telling you, right brothers always arguing about the line, right? Is it the toes are the heels that go on the line, until the Imam says Allahu Akbar that people still arguing. And even after the mount is Allahu Akbar, there's still some guys saying, Excuse me, brothers. Excuse me, it's the heels. animalism sounds like No, it's the toes problems, right? But you've had a lot even with those problems. These lines still look good, right? But when I say they suck, I mean compared to the angels, they suck compared to the lines of the

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angels. They're totally lame. But even our lines, even though they're kind of crooked and not really straight, or whatever, they look beautiful. Imagine the rows and the lines of the angels that are perfect. There's not a single inch, not a single millimeter, that one angel is in front of the other, right in terms of the row. And it's not just five rows, or 10 rows, or 20 rows or 30 rows. It's as far as your I can see. It's angels, right? You look out and I know if you've ever been in a situation like that, where you look out and like your eyesight just stops at a certain point there's only as far as you can see, and then it's just all blurry and gone after that. It would be like

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that, but in the distance of just be angels.

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This type of gathering of angels and Allah subhanaw taala gives the command to make Sajida and

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the angels immediately fall into such depth and Allah Subhana Allah says for Sofia Delmarva you got to cook new home and you might ruin not only do they make such the they make says that all together at the same time. If you ever been to a masjid, that is

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very big, very large. Usually what happens is that when the to Kabir is heard the rows in front, they make such the, and then the ones behind them, and then the ones behind them. And eventually everyone falls into saija. Any of you've been to Medina, but I lived into the unit for a very long time. And even that is beautiful. But you know, the rows that sometimes rose and like hydrilla time, certainly hij time rows extend out like almost to the streets sometimes. And the people on the street, they're obviously making sense that at least like five or 1015 seconds after the Imam says that could be because it takes that long for that news to travel all the way back that the Imam is

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made to Kabir. But the angels, they heard the commandment, the command, they all heard it at the exact same time. There was no delay in that command. They all heard it. And they all immediate because the angels, they would never have even a second of delay in fulfilling the commandment of lost contact. So they hear the command of making says that and they all fall into such that imagine how that would look right together, this beautiful creature and you know, as men as as human beings, one of the things that is attractive to our UNOPS is harmony. And this is why if you've ever seen, like choreographed dancing, I'm not gonna tell you to do that non time to go watch it, right. But if

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you've ever seen choreographed dancing, there is a reason why we like what's so beautiful because we as human beings, we find things done in harmony, to be beautiful. That's just the nature of human beings. And that's why if you ever walked into the masjid late and you see everyone in Recor, you almost like pause for me like, Wow, that's beautiful. And they're like, wait, I need to join the prayer. Right? But that's because it's a beautiful scene, that to the nth degree with the angels, this perfect harmony, in that beautiful scene. And in that harmony, everyone has fallen into such that last round of Allah says Allah IBLEES except for Iblees. He's the only one left standing.

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Imagine how strange that would look. Everyone falls into size. And there's one dude who is left standing. Right? He's not even as beautiful. He's not anywhere close to as beautiful as the angels. How odd would that look? Allah subhanaw taala says stick bow. He became arrogant. What can I mean on caffeine? He became arrogant. And he became amongst the disbelievers at that time. And now what's happening here is that Allah subhanaw taala said he became arrogant and this is by the way, the reason why many scholars hold the opinion that it was arrogance. That was the first sin but there's something that came before his arrogance. Now is envy is jealousy his has said and now he is asked

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by Allah, Allah mama and Oka and destitute and Lima, Lima Haluk to be a day or another verse. Bala mama, aka Allah, Allah attest to that Mr. took what has stopped you from making such that when I've commanded you to do so. And we hear the excuse of iblees call Anna higher on men. He says I am better than him. You created conduct any conduct I mean, hello, Tony menar wahala Patel human thing said You created me from fire, and you created him from clay. And I don't Well, I wish I had more time to get into these. But quickly, this is his excuse. In actuality, the excuse he gives the reasoning that it gives makes no sense. Because and this something we do in my in my class, we

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actually take a look at fire and clay and we ask the question, is fire really better than clay?

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Are there ways in which clay is better than fire? Yes or no? Yes, we write 20 ways in my seminar, but in which clay is better than fire and I got this exercise actually from the mount au Muhammad, Allah Allah, who when he was talking about, he says actually bliss, he's his argument is not even valid. He said I'm better than him. Right? Because You created me from fire and you created from clay. Therefore, I don't deserve to make such a to him. And actually, his reasoning is not even true. So a couple of things here number one IBLEES was the first person to use his own reasoning to reject a commandment from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And you know, we do this a lot. That a command

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comes from Allah, we know Allah is trying to Allah has ordered us to do something. And we say, well, is this really correct, though? Is this really right? Like is this really isn't really I don't really understand how this makes sense or whatever. The first person to do that. The first one to do that was bliss. And this is why for us and you can take this as a principle, right in Islam. We don't believe as Muslims that there's ever a contradiction between reasoning and

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Revelation. And this is about you know, the atheists really bring this up, right that there's, there's this issue between science and religion, or reasoning and Revelation as Muslim, we don't believe that to be the to be the case, there will never be a contradiction between reasoning and revelation, if you find a contradiction, right? It is, for a couple of reasons, either your reasoning is not sound, you need to go back and check your reasoning. If you think there's if you're finding a contradiction between revelation from from from the revelation of Allah subhanaw taala. And your own reasoning, go check your reasoning very possibly is something wrong with your

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reasoning, or the revelation is either being misunderstood? Or you're misquoting revelation or it's not authentic? Right? If those things are not there, there will never be a contradiction between the two. Right? So if you take a look at this instance, here, where there seems to be a contradiction between reasoning in Revelation, by the way, the reasoning the revelation, here is the command from Allah to tell him to make sense. The the reasoning here is he says, I'm better than him, because I'm created from fire. He's trained from clay. Is there anything wrong with the revelation here?

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Yes or No?

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Is it being misunderstood is at least like well, I don't know. What do you mean by such do you mean, like lay down? Or do you mean, he knows what says that means he fully understands the revelation. Right? Is it? Is there any, is it not authentic? It's coming directly from Allah, there's no question of whether it's authentic. And where's the problem here? The reasoning, as we said, his reasoning is not correct. Right. So number one, he's the first person to use his intellect to reject authentic and clear revelation. Number two

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IBLEES was actually the first racist.

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He was the first the sheik upon was the first racist. He was the first person to look at his creation, and look at his physical attributes and say, because of my, the way I was created, I am better than this person.

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Right? He said, because I've been created from fire. I'm better than the mindset has been created from clay. In actuality, we as Muslims, we know that the principle is in a Kurama comer in the law here at Qualcomm, that the most noble amongst you are who? The Arab,

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the Americans, Pakistan is the Egyptians, who's the most noble amongst mankind.

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who is it?

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What gives you nobility

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telkwa In a Kurama, coma and Allah here at Comic Con, the most noble amongst you are those who have the most taqwa and you know what? That is fair. Because Taqwa can be attained by anyone, regardless of the color of your skin, regardless of your background, regardless of your gender, regardless of where you're from, regardless of your economic status. None of it matters because Taqwa is an even playing field. And so Allah says, don't think the color Allah is saying, Don't think anything but you're tucked away your piety raises you up in status, a bliss didn't understand this. He was the first person to reject the commandment of Allah subhanaw taala. And now just to cut the story short,

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I know I have like 10 minutes left. And I promised I'd give you a couple of minutes for q&a.

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To cut the story short inshallah Tiana. Right. So he refuses to make such though. And, by the way, many, many, many other lessons that can be derived from his refusal to make sense though, but we don't have the time. He refuses to make sense though. And Allah subhanho wa Taala

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tells him to leave paradise leave the gathering of the angels. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, and this is an on off verse number 13. Allah says Allah have built them in her for ma Yoku laka Anta khutbah Rafi Ha, Allah says descend from it. I need get out get out from this gathering for my Hakuna Lukka into the Cabal raffia it is not for you to be arrogant. Here.

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Arrogance takes a person away from Allah subhanaw taala in this case, even physically a person has distanced from Allah subhanaw taala and this is why the prophesy send them said and this hadith that we've all heard that a person who has even the even the weight of a mustard seed of arrogance will not enter paradise. Right. So a person who has that arrogance there'll be distance from Jana from Allah subhanaw taala and even Allah here reminds him please listen, listen, this arrogance of yours it cannot be in this in this place. This is genuine This is paradise. You cannot be arrogant here. So he is kick

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to our last part dialysis bucklers minha. For in the communist in the communist Salahuddin, so exit from it indeed you're amongst those who are debased. And then it bleeds, turns around as Dustin does something very strange. He turns around, and he actually makes dua to Allah subhanaw taala. He says, I'll be for Anthony, in a yo Mubarak Simone. He says, My Lord, give me a respite. By the way, everyone knows what respite means. I've given this talk before and I keep saying respite and like some people just like they came to me after the talk, like shareholders respite mean, I'm like, okay, um, next, I'm going to translate it fully. What does respite mean? Time delay, right?

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Basically, he's saying, oh, Allah, He says, Actually, he says, the rugby says, My Lord, give me respite allow me to live until the day on which they are resurrected. And real quickly. What is happening here is that and this is actually amazing because one of the tricks of shippon is to come to a person who is sinful, who is far away from Allah subhanaw taala. And to convince them that they have no hope that you're just too sinful for Allah to forgive you. You're too sinful for Allah to accept your repentance. You are this and you are that don't even bother. But for himself, he knew even though he directly refused the commandment of Allah, and Allah said that he is amongst the

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disbelievers Allah kicked him out of paradise. I was kind of doubt I even said it in there. I like it. You know your mid Dean upon your is my land and my curse upon the day of rest until the Day of Resurrection. Even with that, he turned around and said of cholera Beaver and Vernie Isla Yomi Bryson, is that my Lord give me respite until the day on which they are resurrected. Because he knows that no matter how sinful you are, Allah subhanaw taala will number one forgive you and he can answer your DUA. And yet it's so ironic that he uses this very tactic again, he convinces us that we're too sinful for loss of data to accept our da and actually, Allah answers is da Allah Subhana

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Allah Allah, Allah Subhana. Allah says, Allah in a communal Mandarin, Allah says you are amongst those who have been given respite. Now I just want to look at this word real quickly. And I know I'm sure on time apologize for that last Pantheon is a question that the scholars ask they say, why is it that when Allah answers his da, he says, Oh, my Lord allowed me to live until the day of rest day of Judgment that Allah says you are amongst those who have been given respite? Why didn't Allah subhanaw taala say you have been given respite? Right? What's the wisdom behind that? And one of the things that the first zero they mentioned, is that Allah here mentioned a category of people, a

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category of people who have a similar fate, to Iblees, meaning Allah subhanaw taala allows them to live

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because Allah doesn't punish any anyone unjustly. So in order for this person to be punished, they will live out their life and increase themselves in sins. So actually allowing a bliss to live. And by the way, one of the things we discuss in my seminar is what is the wisdom behind allowing bliss to live, one of the wisdoms is that actually allowing him to live is a form of punishment for him, because the longer he lives, the more sins he will accumulate, and the more he will be held accountable for the day of judgment, and the more he'll be punished amongst mankind. There are people who are very similar to this, you know, people often asked the question, they say, why is it

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that God would allow a tyrant to live? Right? Somebody who murders people, kills innocent women and children, and Allah just allows him to live? I mean, sometimes people say like, man, he's 80 years old, like when is he gonna die? Like homeless naman? Who, like we're done with a Please Like Allah take his life. Right? And a person may say, How is it? How is it fair that God allows this tyrant to live yet Allah took the life of a young child.

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Right? Just because you don't understand the wisdom behind that doesn't mean there isn't wisdom. One of the wisdoms is that Allah allows that tyrant to live as a form of punishment, because the longer he stays alive, or she stays alive, the more they will have to be accountable for and Iblees actually has the longest life we know he's going to be alive until the Day of Resurrection. Hence, he will have the amongst the worst punishment in the era. And so Allah subhanaw taala says Bala in a criminal monitoring, I have a couple of minutes left real quick, after Allah subhanaw taala gives him respite. You know what if this does he turns around and he threatens mankind real quick analogy

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inshallah. Tiana, what was your name again? I apologize about and Bob, do you have a car

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What kind of car do you drive? A Nissan Altima? Let's say Bob gives me a ride today in his Nissan Altima, I tell him, Listen, I need to go buy something or whatever. He says, Okay, I'll take you in my Nissan Altima. I get in the car. And as we get in the car, I said, Bob, you know, I think you're really annoying guy.

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Right? Like, I just, I can't stand you. Right? I look at you. And I just, I'm just so mad. Right? So just like, don't talk to me. You're super annoying. Right? And I Bob, I would imagine, it'd be like, What is this guy's problem? Right? And he'd be like, he'd be hurt. Anyone would be hurt. I'd be here to somebody said that to me, let alone like a speaker right telling you that I hate you. You're annoying. But because above he's a nice guy. He's remains patient. And he doesn't say anything. And it gives me a ride in his in his Ultima. And we go on to come back. And um, the whole time, I'm just like, berating him. Right? I'm talking trash about him. Like, I hate you. I can't stand you're

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you're annoying all this stuff. And then we get back to my hotel. And I'm like, Hey, this is Bob.

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And I've been mean to you and all but can I borrow your car?

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Yeah, exactly. He's gonna say no way. Right? But as I said, above a life although he's a very nice guy. Right? And I seven who chaotic. He's a very nice guy. He's very patient. And he thinks himself, he said, you know, Allah will reward me even though he's been very sad. This idiom has been very insulting towards me. But I will bite my tongue and I will be patient and I will actually let him borrow my car. Right now imagine he lets me borrow his car. And I take the keys from him. Do you ever keys on your by any chance? You do not okay. He's like, I don't have my keys.

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I take his keys. And I'm like, Hey, man, thanks for your keys. But guess what? I'm going to now take your car, and I'm going to smash it into the closest wall. I see. I'm going to take a knife. I'm going to slash your tires and I'm gonna take a bat and I'm going to smash your windows.

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Isn't that insane? You would say so I just name has lost his mind. He is insane. IBLEES acted in a very similar manner. May Allah bless you and your car and give you more. I mean everyone's saying I mean, I mean and protect your car.

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You IBLEES does the same thing he disobeys all he read. He rejects the commandment of Allah subhanaw taala. Right. He refuses to prostrate and actually he says he claimed he's I'm better than him because you created him from afar and You created me from claim that all this kind of stuff. And then Allah says Get out. And he says, Wait, Oh Allah, rugby my lord Ryan, just like I said to him, Hey, man, you know, I've been mean to you, but let me borrow your car. I love beef. I'm getting the tone. Right? Oh my Lord, let me live until the day of resurrection. And then he says, okay, ALLAH SubhanA. Allah will Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana Allah says, in the kitchen and laundry, and

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then just like I said to his car, he starts making threats. Allah fabby ma Hawaii teny he says, I swear by the error that you have put me in, who is the you hear? Allah subhanaw taala He's telling Allah Oh Allah, I swear by the error that you have put me in the UK or Odonata home Sirata kind of Mr. Clean. He said I will sit and wait for them upon your straight path. Meaning the path of guidance, the path of Islam. And this shows us a lot of times we as Muslims, we think we're safe from Shabbat. Right? Sometimes somebody is considered a practicing Muslim or a religious Muslim or whatever. They think that the battle is over when she upon it bliss says I will sit and wait for

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them upon the straight path. And this is why no matter how much knowledge someone has, no matter how big of a scholar they are, no matter what they may be, no one is saved from the ship on shaytaan doesn't give up with anyone email, Rahim Allah data on his dying but he said as I was dying, the chiffon was coming to me and tell him Yeah, you've won. You've won Imam Ahmed. He kept saying love I'd love I'd love it. You kept saying no, not yet. Not yet. The battle is not over yet. But he doesn't stop there. He then goes on to say thumb, and then the Maratea nomon benei add him to him one Emani. And why didn't you mount in him? What did you do extra homeshare Kyren. He says that I

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will come to them from in front from behind from the right from the left. And you will find that most of them are not grateful.

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Right and I end with this syndrome and with this, John to Allah. This is his attack plan. Like I said, I don't really have the time to get into all of this. But he's pretty much saying I'm going to come to them from every direction. every direction. There are two directions left out of this area in scholars discussed this issue they say Why is it that he doesn't mention the top and the bottom? Right some people say oh when you may die you turn up right mercy guidance does that and descends from above

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Have and some people say when you're in such that you're in the closest place to last time to Allah, Allah said he is the closest to his his slaves into servants when your insight is that that's not the reason. That's one of the explanations given by the scholars. But there's actually a deeper reasoning to that. And this why this is the reason why we study the psychology of Shabbat in my class. But one of the reasons why he doesn't mention the top of the bottom, because what he's trying to get across here is that, you know, back in the day, if a person found themselves on the battlefield, they would have to worry about pretty much four directions, you have to worry about

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your what's in front of you, what's behind you what's on your right, and what's on your left, right, you have to protect yourself from these four directions. You don't have to worry about the top of the bottom, especially back then nowadays with drones and stuff like that, and Allah protect us, right? But back in the day, you didn't have to worry about the top or the bottom. And so what bliss is saying here, he's saying, I'm going to come to them from every direction that they would anticipate that I could come to them. Right? Yes, he is. Yes, he's conniving. Yes, he has many strategies, but in actuality, us as mankind, we can actually anticipate his attacks. But he says,

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While Terje do a thorough Home Show kidding. He says, However, even though I will come to them, yeah, I'm going to come to them every direction, but they can anticipate that. But even though they can anticipate my attacks, you will find that most of them are not grateful. What are they not grateful for? In a general sense? Yes, it's Islam. Yes, it's guidance and so on, so forth. Specifically, what mankind is not grateful for is that Allah subhanaw taala has given us the means to protect ourselves from this shake up on. But as I said, In the beginning of this session, most of us live our lives oblivious to the Chaillot we don't even take the measures to protect ourselves. We

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don't even spend moments out of our day to protect ourselves. So if you can give me two minutes, if you don't mind shout out I just want to close with this one. One final and I really apologize take your time. One final one final Hadith and this kind of it's just clarifies what I'm talking about here. That is a Hadith

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of Sophia or the Allah data on her Sofia Rhodiola Tara and her is authentic hadith. I believe it is in Sahih Muslim if I'm not mistaken, don't quote me on that. But it is indeed authentic. Sophia all the love that. She says one night I went to go visit the process alum as he was making me to cough in the masjid meaning he was spending the night in the masjid to worship Allah subhanaw taala. She says I went to go visit him now. There's a wife that Sydenham she spent some time with him in the masjid. And as a couple hours, some time goes by. She's, you know, she's done visiting him and now she wants to go home and press them tells her that he will walk her home, he will accompany her back

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to the house. It's like the middle of the night now. And so they now leave the Masjid. They're walking down. This is the streets of Medina. It's the middle of the night. It's dark and all that. And they come across the sea to men and Sophia, are they allowed to die now she actually said there are two Saudi men. She says we two we see two on Saudi men. And as soon as they see us, they begin to say they begin to walk quickly. So they basically make eye contact and they're like oops, and they begin to like walk away really quickly. And then the prophets I send them he begins to say out loud ha the he Sofia heard he heard the Sophia been decree a verse that I'm begins to say out loud,

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this is Sophia. This is your mother as we know the whys the percent of our Mothers of the Believers. He says this is your mother this is and then he identifies exactly who she is. He says This is Sophia, the daughter of her yay. And the men begin to Say Subhan Allah Subhan Allah rasool Allah subhana, Allah rasool Allah, you know, people read this hadith and you're like, why are they saying Subhan? Allah, what's going on here? Let me tell you what's going on here. What happens is what happened is, is that when the priests that have identified her, they begin to say, subhanAllah, you know, sort of what they're saying is Subhan Allah O Messenger of Allah, we would never think that

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you're out in the middle of the night with a woman that is not related to you, that is not your mom.

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Right? They're saying Subhanallah we that's not what we're thinking. And then the process send them he replies to them. He said in a he said, he said in the shale fun. Yeah, gee, ESG minute in sun manager, Adam, he says, Most certainly the she upon flows through man, like the flowing of blood. He said it anyhow, she said, I feared that the CHE upon would put an evil thoughts who put an evil a bad thought into your hearts. Right. So you know, people read this, this narration and they often pose the question, some people are afraid to pose a question, but they're like, Well, why didn't the process

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give those two companions? And yes, they were companions. They were from the unsolved noble companions. Why didn't the person give them the benefit of the doubt? Right. Why didn't he say why didn't he Why did he assume that they may think that he is doing something bad

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that is out in the this is the messenger of Allah say sending them right, that he's out in the middle of the night with a woman that is not related to an actuality if you really look at this hadith, what you realize is that the person was actually giving them the benefit of the doubt, because what he's saying here is in essence, that I don't fear that you would have a bad thought about me. What I fear is that the ship Bong would put a bad thought into your hearts. And so now by informing the companions of the presence of Shavon, he is teaching them how to protect themselves. He is teaching them that in a moment like that it is very important to be aware of che Athan so you

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can fight those whisperings of che upon because she had fun flows through mankind, just like the flowing of blood. And so point being we need to be aware of shape on to be able to fight the ship on and Subhan Allah that was the Messenger of Allah, if someone can have a bad thought about the message, the Shavon can put a bad thought in the heart of a Sahabi those who love us more than we can imagine about the Messenger of Allah then what about some one of us? You know what, when people make bad assumptions about others, and we see that happening all the time, right? People are often shocked. Right when their friends or family or a loved one or someone makes a bad assumption about

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them people like like, it just it tears them apart, like their world is just crushed. Like I thought you were my friend. Right? Like and it hurts will lie. If you've been in that situation. You know what hurts? When somebody like spreads a rumor about you or says something about you and you're like, like, where did this come from? Well, Llahi this was the messenger of allah sallallahu it was, I'm never surprised, because I know that the shaytaan floods the mind it floods the ship on floods the heart with whispering and if the person doesn't say bIllahi min to share Panjim I seek refuge in Allah from the University of Bonn. If the person doesn't actively proactively protect themselves

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from the Shia THON, then it's no surprise that people make these bad assumptions, let alone about about normal people, even about scholars and Imams and sheiks and public figures and things like that. We've seen it happen and we see it happen all the time. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from the whisperings of a ship on I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who here benefit beneficial knowledge and act upon it. Lastly, I sincerely apologize to stop as mean and everyone else whose time I took I didn't mean to go over and Allah Subhana Allah knows best whilst they're on under the law, but it may resemble la Hara said I'm worried from what I'm to La he would