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salaams in the chat let us know that you can see us and hear us in sha Allah as we kick off for today. But of course I see mashallah like 200 something plus of you are already on here on Zoom such as that color fair to those who have come through on Zoom. It's such a pleasure to be with you. Okay, so it looks like we are live across a lot of platforms inshallah. So hopefully we are set and good to go. I can't wait. There's so many things I want to say, especially for the first day it feels like we've been we have to catch up after a year of not seeing each other. I know many of you have been across via monger world and attending our classes and engaging on our platforms. May Allah

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reward you for it. And hopefully you've been benefiting from a lot of the immigrant experiences that we've been hosting this past year. Just a quick little snapshot if you've missed out or if you've not been with us at Hamdulillah. My group has been super, super busy. We've been hosting classes consistently, basically on a weekly monthly basis on a mug up online. Those are on demand, easy to access classes that are available on your own schedule. We've been doing live classes through a mug of virtual live, where we've had instructors, you know, you know, on on on on the spot attending with students teaching us across the weekends and across evenings in the weekdays as well. handla

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shakable isa shifts in a man Hani and so many others mashallah have been with us over the course of the year we've had faith a Central's have many, many courses launching on our faith essentials platform which has concise, easy to understand courses available for you again on demand. And we've had her own revolution elm spring for children, so many projects across the world, inshallah we'll give you sneak peeks into some of them, so that you guys can also benefit outside of Ramadan. But you guys are here for Ramadan 360, which is our famous Yearly Program. Every single year, we come back with live sessions every day from about 4pm II sorry, 5pm PST to about 6:37pm PST as well as

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bonus sessions such as patois nights and q&a days, and webinars and all that lovely stuff from Allama bark to you all, I should have said that first is that clear to everyone who is sending their salutations and the greetings in the chat. It is so lovely to be back with the community and to be able to connect with you guys once again this Ramadan, and today we are kicking off with our first ever session. First, we're starting off with your cinnamon Henny, who is our Director of Academic Affairs at vulgrim. He's the man behind a lot of the magic that happens with our courses, our classes, our exams are an all the concepts that make a Maghrib you know, a humbler what it is, and

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he is going to be covering the topic today. I had lost the topic.

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No, I know, I know. It's one man three messengers for Ramadan. 360 is going to be our first lesson inshallah. And we're going to be followed by shifts. So sad to see who's going to do our famous on reflection sessions, where you guys get a chance to interact and to turn on your cameras and to engage and to actually speak as well, during this experience. For those who are watching us on Facebook, Youtube everywhere across the world, please make sure that you do take a second to actually register for the experience at Ramadan, three sixty.org so that you can get some of these extra benefits and access to the insider member portal, the telegram group, the q&a links, all that

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fun stuff, the Zoom link, and that you can have the full experience with us in sha Allah. And if you haven't had a chance to make sure that you do share this across your whatsapp groups, your telegram groups, your Facebook groups and everywhere else so that others can benefit and you can share and their reward as well. I think I've taken a lot of your time I just want to spend say one last thing before I pass it off to the shift. And that is a great big thank you to some of the people that make this possible that partner with us every year to make this experience, you know able to present it to you guys. We have our charity partners, and a special shout out to them from the UK we have

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helping sorry, we have forgotten women in the UK we have helping hands in the USA and in Canada we have Islamic Relief. Their links are in the bio if you're watching on social medias, and there'll be dropped into the chat on zoom as well so that everyone who is part of this community can also support them and please continue to do so throughout this month. already. Let's jump in if that wasn't long enough, I sit on my leg and when I hold the last shift still around Honey How are you doing today? Are they consola lol hamdulillah How are y'all doing? Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah we're doing well. I see the chat is buzzer ready to go to kick off Ramadan. 360. So I'm going to pass it

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to you. To start off our first session. No pressure chef Mr. Miller does not fit on Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while he was off me on water, so I'm going to reply to all of you Hamdulillah we already hit about 350 Just over here may Allah Subhana Allah bless you all, from all around the world may have lost the path to elevate your status and accept from you. Ramadan Mubarak from the Aloha family Subhanallah somebody mentioned in the chat Nila bless you. You mentioned this is the third time you're attending this series. Same for me and I hope the same for everyone else. This is one of the silver linings and the mercies from Allah subhanaw taala that came

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with the pandemic in that you have access to a

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programs like this and then we're able to connect Alhamdulillah from all around the world, look at our diversity Alhamdulillah May Allah Subhana Allah accept from all of us throughout this month of Ramadan and forgive our sins may Allah Subhana Allah make us from amongst those who benefit from what we hear Allah, I mean, we have a really, really, really important program this Ramadan.

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And in fact, before I even get into the story that you're seeing for the day, one man and three prophets are on men and three messengers.

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I actually want to delve into an introduction that will help give and set the framework for the rest of this course inshallah Tada. The reason this course is so important today is because we are looking at essentially people who are not named explicitly in the passages that we will cover Inshallah, and we're living in the times in which I think you and I would agree that a lot of people are looking to be named, a lot of people are looking to be referenced, a lot of people are looking for fame, a lot of people are looking to be elevated in worldly status, to be given recognition to be seen a certain way to be accepted as cool to be validated by others. A lot of people are looking

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to pursue influencer status to become influencers. And of course, we know and we've seen that many people will compromise on their religious principles on Islam in order to reach that status of recognition or fame amongst people. Some will gain fame by compromising religion, some will gain fame by making fun of others mocking others, so called Killing the competition that they see even if that person or that organization or that individual is actually righteous, or more truthful or better in the sight of a lot. Some people will seek fame and worldly things, material things wealth, the things that they have. Some people will wear certain clothes so that they are seen a certain way

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in terms of brand names and prestige and recognition and validation. And some people at the very core simply want to be referenced by as many human beings as possible,

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while others are unknown, ignored by society, and yet beloved, and referenced by Allah subhanaw taala and his angels, I want you to think about here's an example. Some of the greatest scholars in history

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like a Malibu Heidi Rahim Allah, who taught him and will Hydra from Allah, for example. Surah Fatiha Yes, you may assume perhaps his mother who was raised by single mother, may Allah bless her. How many people on this call on this sorry, live stream know the name of email her his mother, for example? The reason I asked this is because if you think about the many individuals we referenced all the time, oftentimes what we overlook is all of the surrounding environment, terms of the factors that people who helped they're not no, they're not credited. They're not given that recognition. They're not mentioned in the same way and yet, they are receiving rewards from Allah

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subhanaw taala in a way that we cannot imagine in terms of what they have. How about the Prophets and Messengers? Allah subhanaw taala tells us as well, what also then lamb knocks also Malik and prophets or messengers, we did not tell you about their stories you do not know. So there are so many prophets and messengers who are unknown to us. Does that take away anything from their status in the sight of Allah? Absolutely not. In fact, listen to this. One time, a man passed by the messenger SallAllahu wasallam.

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And the Prophet and his slaughter said, I'm asked those who are next to him the companions. What do you think about this man? They said, If he asks for a woman's hand in marriage, and he wants to blah, blah, blah, if he asks you, they given what he wants, and if He intercedes they'll accept from him if he speaks, he'll be listened to in other words, this is a good man. He's cool, he's accepted. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam remain silent. And then a man from amongst the poor Muslims passed by and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked, What do you think about this man? They said, If he asks for a lady's hand in marriage, he wouldn't deserve to be married, and if He intercedes his

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intercession should not be accepted if he speaks, he should not be listened to. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, This man, the poor man is better than the first, even if the first fill the entire Earth meaning he is better than an entire earth full of the first man had a fatal mammalian ugly, Mr. hodda He's better than the first even if he filled the entire Earth in terms of how many there are, what does that mean? It's not about how people perceive you. The people have wisdom seek to that which is better and higher, not that which is lower, not that which is superficial, not that which disappears as soon as you die and does not follow you to the next life. The believer strive to

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be mentioned by Allah, the believers strive without caring at all. If they are known amongst the people of the earth. Do not be concerned with how many people knew you before

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You died so long as Allah subhanaw taala mentioned your name to the angel, so long as the angels echoed your name throughout the heavens, that's your concern. Do not be concerned by seeking a certain value or concept that you think will help you with self esteem or self worth that's linked to other human beings. Be concerned with the value that Allah gave you. Allah created you, Allah guided you, you are valuable to him, what other value would you seek the people of the wicked the people who study the Quran are people who remember a lot of people who talk about Allah subhanaw taala. And the messengers and the next life, there are mentioned in a greater gathering and brothers

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and sisters, glad tidings to you all glad tidings to everyone who is utilizing their time, not just in Milan, but throughout the year to study the stories of the Quran to study the book of Allah subhanho wa taala. Because the angels surround gatherings like this, and although we are in a virtual gathering, we are optimistic that the angels now are surrounding every one of us in our homes all around the world, wherever you are. And they have basically their wings covering these gatherings or their wings, ascending, the tranquility of Allah descends and the forgiveness as well. And your name is mentioned in a greater gathering. What more do you want your name is referenced by

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a loss of panel data by the angels? What more do you want this course about the unnamed in the Quran is a course that I pray to Allah subhanaw taala will, will help all of us and guide us and recalibrate us to the things that truly matter not the things that people are pursuing around the world. Because at the end of the day, even if all human beings ignored you, and you were never mentioned at all, while you lived on Earth, and you died in that state and the history books never recorded your name, Allah it would not matter in terms of real success and real value success is to have a good standing with Allah subhanho wa taala. I'm going to be the hot dog or the long run the

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famous companion in one of the battles they came to him and they said so and so was killed. They mentioned some names. Fulani was killed and fool and was killed. And then they said as well as so many people we don't know. Lana before. And I'm going to hop over all the Aloha and one one of the reports said he started to cry or he started to tear up instead and I don't know them. What are kin Aloha Zoa Jen, Allah subhanaw taala knows them. I don't know them. They died a Shahada. Allah knows them. Your name does not have to be mentioned in the books of history. That's not what we pursue. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from that kind of fitna, especially during our times, especially

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with technology that facilitates this for so many people. Prophet sallallahu sallam said Allah loves a servant, who is pious, self sufficient and unnoticed and huffy. They're not trying to be known by the people. They're not looking to show off. You know, Ahmed was one of the most famous scholars in history. You guys know Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah in terms of his status, one of the greatest scholars in history. He given advice to another scholar, he said, tell him only Abdul Wahab tell him hide yourself become obscure or hidden. For I have been tested, I have been given a test with fame. He didn't want it. Now that's not a sign of something wrong that a scholar or someone righteous was

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given fame does not mean they're looking for fame. In fact, it is a test for them. It's an accountability just like if you are tested with wealth, you're not seeking it necessarily to become the richest person on earth. But it came to you like I'm gonna hand that out for the long run. He used it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. So it is a test it is a fitna studying the book of Allah subhanaw taala will cause your name to be mentioned in the heavens and there is nothing greater than that.

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What we want to cover in shallow Tata today will help us set the foundation as you delve into all of these stories for the next 29 days in sha Allah Tala to recognize at the end of the day what matters is not the number of people following you on social media or liking you or knowing you in this world, but rather the number of deeds that you have with Allah subhanaw taala so let's work let's work let's accumulate as much as we can with the Vatican affiliate analyse Multan happy soon but the competitors compete May Allah subhanaw taala guide us protect us and bless us say Amin Latina me, what are we covering today? Our story is about one man and three prophets one man and three

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prophets. The verses are from Surah Yaseen, verses 13 to 27. For those who know you have access to the binder with this course you can also just go to quran.com and follow along and shallow Tada. I'm going to quickly summarize the introduction of the story. Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the example of a Korea the prophet is given example about the residents of a Korea a town in Japan, more saloon messengers came to them Allah does not tell us which town it is, does not need to be mentioned here. If it was important, Allah would have told us about if it was important for us to know Allah would have told us about it. This is a response as well to those who for example, say you

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know the dog that's meant

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In Surah, tragacanth, what was the name of that dog? What color was the dog? Tell me some details about the dog. It doesn't matter. Philosopher pantalla wanted you to know you would know about it. Allah subhanaw taala says if our sadhana even with Nick, we sent them to messengers, but they rejected them, they kept the boohooman FAS does not be third. So a third profit or third messenger was sent to reinforce the first to follow in in a game of saloon. We are messengers to you and those people rejected them. They said, You're human beings just like us You are lying. They rejected the three messengers that came to them. The Prophet said Allah no is our Lord knows that we have been

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truly sent to you. Well, not a lot, but I will move in. All we are required to do is deliver the message to you. What did they do? They said, If you don't stop, we are going to stone you to death. And you're going to experience a painful punishment. Again, these are verses 13 to 27 installs you're seeing now these people are threatening to torture and to be and to basically hurt and then kill the three messengers. What's going on? You're going to kill three messengers. What does that say about the state of these people how evil they are in terms of their transgression, balentien problems before they are transgressing? Here is where the story for us begins.

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Allah subhanaw taala says what

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I mean alcance de naturo Junius Paula fonemonitor Beyond Morosini Sunny from the farthest end of the city, a man came rushing and he said oh my people follow the messengers. It taught me a lot more selling obey them. Follow them. The Sula or the passage rather began with a Kalia now it's addressing a Medina it's possible that this wasn't even the same town but rather the city right next to it meaning their message was spreading. This man came from the next town over perhaps or from the outskirts, from Oxford from the outskirts and came to them and I want to ask a question here. Let's see who can give us a really good answer inshallah. Tada In fact, if someone can give us a really

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good answer for this evening night Tada we'll go ahead and maybe do like a spin the wheel if we can and shall Was there something we can do? Excellent. Here's my question. Allah subhana wa Tada says, what I mean Uppsala Medina tirado Luna Yes sir. Why does Allah subhanaw taala say that this man was yes sir rushing what is the benefit for us in knowing that let's get a very comprehensive answer. Not that quick one one word response something very solid this man was rushing

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okay he wasn't calm this is true. We should rush to get absolutely he was eager

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eager to help the prophets keen to share spread the message rush to Allah excellent so many good responses masala before time is up in the people are held accountable wonderful response Masha Allah

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full of conviction it was very urgent their punishment was close. So what we have here what we're seeing with all your responses are great reflections that we can add in one place inshallah. For example, somebody's going to plug in Quran reflected calm, go to this, I share all of these reflections in shallow town, and then you got to vet them make sure they're accurate and correct.

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Excellent responses. I want you all to look at the responses that we're seeing from all of you Masha Allah, may Allah bless you all. And we have hamdulillah over 400 people live together experiencing this experiencing the Quran, and the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala we're able to engage together hamdulillah the man was rushing to stop an evil. So yes, there is a sense of urgency. The man was rushing to stop an evil. So there was a great sense of urgency, right, some of you mentioned it was urgent rushing to help people rushing to Allah subhanaw taala he was eager in spreading the message. There's a sense of urgency because there are three messengers, three messengers who are

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about to be killed. And the man recognizes the importance of that. Now, that means the man is a believer. This is the story of the believing man, from sort of DRC from the acorrea that's mentioned in sort of your sin. It kind of all pieced together the right answers together and didn't see just one particular first answer. So sister half, so you're gonna have to make a call on this in terms of spin the wheel or I'll have to ask another question. It's a little more difficult all the time. I think you have to ask another questions a bit more difficult check. But just to make it fair, just to make it fair, say the challah, first of all me a lot smarter. Bless your great responses

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accurate. Let's keep going inshallah. Tada. So, I want you to think of the example of a car on fire. About two months ago, I was at an event here in Michigan. And as I was with a beloved friend, man was Patna bless him, Chef Majid. We got to the venue after the main venue. There was another program afterwards, and there was a car on fire in the parking lot. The engine was smoking at first, and then a fire started. And the setting is

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Are Some people right next to the car filming it? They were standing right next to the car filming it not realizing that it's possible for the engine to explode and check merging the last part of lesson I don't think he even knows I'm sharing the story. He started yelling and screaming get away from the car get away from the car. We were worried what if the car exploded? And those people who are right next to it old and young, unfortunately recording as though it's, you know, another Instagram real or Tik Tok or something else along Mustang May Allah protect the song. And there's a sense of urgency because if you don't say anything, it's possible that those people will be placed

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in some harm, or happen. We think about this man who rushed and I want you to think about you rushing to stop evil and you rushing towards good in your life. You're rushing to do good in your life. How quickly do you rush to do acts of worship versus how quickly are you to fall into sin. The devil would like to play some barriers between you and acts of worship, make it slow. Take your time. Think about it 100 times before you do that act of worship, before you give that charity before you pray the orphan before you reset for them before you do what's good. But when it comes to sinfulness, the devil wants you to rush and wants you to be quick, not lazy. May Allah subhanaw

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taala protect us all this man was very sincere. He was so sincere he rushed from a far part of the city in Oxon Medina, meaning from the farthest part of the city. And there's a reminder here, no matter where you are, if Allah subhanaw taala wills for you to be helped or assisted or aided in your mission, Allah Subhana Allah will aid you in ways you don't imagine or expect, even if it means someone coming from the farthest part of the town, you preach the truth, you do what's right, and Allah subhanaw taala will facilitate and take care of the results. You don't worry about that. Furthermore, here's another lesson. During those times, the people who lived in the city center were

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the elites, the rich, if you lived on the outskirts, it meant you were poor. So a poor person. Here's another point came from the farthest part of the outskirts of the city to protect three messengers from being killed. You don't worry about long distances when you're giving Dawa or you're doing what's right or you're volunteering for a good cause. You'll be sincere, you'll be efficient, you'll be wise you work hard, and you leave the results to Allah subhanho wa taala. The one who carries the mission of Darwin does not worry about those long distances. In fact, there are 10s of 1000s of Muslims who learned about Islam and embraced Islam in their villages in many countries

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today. Because Muslims were traveled there long distances to give them Darwin, there was no comfort, no five star hotels, no hotels to check into at all no honorariums. None of that they flew they travel sorry, they they went through villages, they went through some of the greatest difficulties to make sure that the message was delivered. Here's a question. Why does a loss of Palatinus say

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mean up sore from the farthest parts of the city before he mentions the man? Which I mean, sadhana Medina to Roger. Why does Allah subhanho mentioned from the outskirts of the city before he mentioned, Roger, what is a benefit from that?

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What is a benefit from the mentioning of the outskirts of the city before the mentioning of the man

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does often fail and so the emphasis is on the effort that was made to show the distance the man took. Excellent does that more healing?

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So the first response is the accurate response as well as natural as some of the follow ups as well. The emphasis here is on the act itself, the action rather than the man. So the story here Yes, we are talking about one man and three messengers, but the emphasis is on the effort itself. I think the first person to respond with this is I don't see a last name but just a sister, Xena, we can just spin the wheel for Sister Xena Magellan. Alrighty, Bismillah that's our first spin the wheel for Ramadan. 360. So I'm just going to pull up for those of you who are not familiar, spin the wheel is something that we like to do in among virtual classes and in Ramadan. 360 It's a way for you guys

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to win a mug, your prizes and a couple little extras. There are some little gag gifts thrown in there just to throw you off so that it's kind of fair and Alhamdulillah there's some really exciting classes up on there. So let me just quickly share my little wheel and we will spend for Zainab ZEDA make a quick the app for what you would like to see. I won't show you everything but basically there's a really exciting classes on there the big picture online which if I'm a cinnamon we have a $10 amazon gift card. We have a mindful salon we ship from our Shoukry we have transformed online with this other yesterday Mujahid we have faith essentials. I think that's the big one. The big

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There's the admiration of your peers so we'd like to keep it fun. So let's see Xena what you win this Mila I'm going to do the spin now everyone make the eyes while the Xena wins I guess the famous entrails because that's the big one and let's go

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Zack MacKinnon we got to change change that cheesy sound, though at the very end, but no, I'm kidding design. Excellent. Um, the

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last part of bless you all, and except from Yolanda. I mean, let's keep going with the story. Inshallah, tada. There is no need for a name to be referenced here. Or even a nickname for this man. We don't know his name. And there's nobody who will tell you they know his name with any certainty whatsoever. The truthful believers calling others to that which is good and they are not focusing on their brand. They are not focusing on fame. They're not focusing on recognition or my group or your group, or rather, focusing on what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam focus on the messenger, focus on the messenger it Tiberian more recently, and he said, obey, follow the messengers, three

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messengers, in one place, three messengers in one place. And yet this man have found a position wisdom to facilitate the truth. He is not a prophet, he is not a messenger. Don't tell yourself, I'm not a scholar. I don't have the knowledge to do something good. I'm not at that status, or none of that level. Yes, of course, you want to be confident in what you're doing. You want to be qualified, that man was sincere, that man was not a prophet. And yet, think about this gem sorority as seen in this passage, we are recovering one man and three messengers and the entirety of the stories focused on the efforts of the one man, the rest of the story. In fact, we have so many details about this

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one man that they are greater in number than the references to the three messengers as well. We don't even know who these three messengers are. They are not mentioned explicitly by name in the Quran. And that's why the story here really is about this one man in terms of his efforts, brothers and sisters, every step you take, to revive something good in this OMA is one step that is added to a timeless history. Even if your name is not mentioned. This man does not want anything from them. He has no personal agenda. He doesn't say follow me. Imitate me copy me My Name Is this my name is that doesn't even present anything. Nope. Follow the messengers, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada could have

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decreed, Allah subhanaw taala could have decreed for his messengers to be saved in any other way. But it was facilitated through the sincere efforts have this one man who wanted to do something good and saw an opportunity. So remember this, the steps of the sincere believers are never forgotten. The steps of the sincere believers are never forgotten. The steps of the sincere believers are never forgotten. You're rewarded with a loss of panna Wattana. This man gains success and victory with this magnificent act of worship. And we don't know his name. What happens next? He says to them, follow the messengers it Toby rumalaya, Salako, measureable moto don't follow those who are not

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asking any reward from you, and they are rightly guided. And then he gives them some reasons. And these are reasons in terms of data, how to give data to different audiences. For his audience. This is what he found to be wisest. And so he said to them, Why Maddie and I bow to Larry and forth on what he told your own, why should I not worship the one who has originated me and to whom you shall all be returned? He's talking about himself. There's a Darwin dedicate here. He's talking about something Yes, logical and something of reasoning. Allah brought me into existence. Allah created me, Allah blessed me, he gave me this life and all the blessings that I have with it. He gave me

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this test any promise of eternal reward. He gave me the ability to repent sincerely, when I sin, how can I not then turn to Him? And how can I not call you to worship Him? And then he gave some examples. He talked about some things. If I were to go astray if I were to commit shift in me either left alone and moving in the moment to be on the confessional. If I were to do the wrong thing and commit shirt, that's what they're doing. Pay attention. If I were to do the wrong thing and commit ship, pay attention, he's talking about them, but he's talking about himself, then I would be a string in either Luffy Laleli moving notices Dawa strategy here in the men to be I'll be confessing

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our own. I do believe in your Lord. So listen to me. There's a lot of wisdom and what this man did, he came from the outskirts of the city. He saw that three messengers are

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We're about to be killed. And he tried to defend them. He tried to distract, he gave down, follow the messengers, Allah created me, if I were to commit ship, then I would be a string. I also believe in the same Lord, meaning the Creator. So listen to what I'm saying, what is is our strategy, rather than saying You are foolish for worshipping idols that cannot hear or see, and they did not even create themselves, rather than talking directly about what they're doing? He said, If I were to do that, I would be astray. He's very wise. He's trying to de escalate the situation here. He's not being very aggressive in terms of what he's saying. He's giving Dawa in a way that is suitable for

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that audience. He's not saying how can you be so foolish? How can you be so dumb to worship an idol? No, he's saying it doesn't make sense for me to worship an idol. Allah was the one who created me. And I also believe in Allah subhanho wa taala. What happens next? Brothers and sisters, this is remarkable. pleted hood engine.

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The next area pleaded when Jana Paula later omiana Moon. That's it. They killed him.

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They were about to kill the three messengers. And they saw a man come here and give them down. We're trying to stop the killing of the three messengers. And the very next idea it says though, we fast forwarded instantly. He's being told enter Jin

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Bala later omiana Moon and then he says, If only my people knew Bhima Hawthorn Europe be with Jada and even I mean, if only my people knew of what my lord or how my Lord has forgiven me, and made me one of the honorable meaning entering paradise brothers and sisters, how did we go suddenly, from a man preaching to his people, to the man entering paradise? What happens here pay attention, ALLAH SubhanA wa, tada is telling us in other words, they killed this man, indirectly, were inferring. And this is what the professor don't have said over the years. Essentially, there was a brutal mob death, right? So they killed this man, because he's one of them. And they're thinking we can get

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away with it. They didn't kill the three messengers, even though they were about to they weren't ready to. They redirected that towards this one. Now, this is also being revealed in Mecca, or rather for the benefit of curation, we should say, to be more specific, so that when they hear this, they're not thinking, how did this man get killed? And then get ideas about what to do? They're not getting ideas? No, they're being given something very general and very brief the man enter Jenner. So yes, there's an understanding here. And this is part of the eloquence. There's an understanding here that this man was admitted to Paradise because he was killed by them. Pay attention to this,

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these three messengers were in a terrible situation. They sing an impending death. They were the ones who needed physically to be saved in terms of their lives. And Allah subhanaw taala had this man come from a local place, meaning that the people that they recognize from the outskirts of the city, and they diverted their anger towards this man. And so when he basically defends himself, he's saying, why shouldn't I worship Allah, Allah created me, we shouldn't worship idols and so on and so forth. And Allah subhanaw taala saved the three messengers, and made this man a martyr, Shahid and instantaneously he is told, enter Jannah why, because he is a martyr. Of course, we know that the

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martyrs in terms of their souls enter paradise before the day of judgment, and then they are resurrected later on with everyone else. They enter paradise before the day of judgment. In fact, they are amongst the green birds which roam about paradise and Allah subhanaw taala knows best. Now when did this story take place? There is nothing clear cut or explicit if you look at all of the different FST of their opinions here and there. Nothing that we can claim with certainty from the Quran or from authentic Holly. However, as many scholars said, this was likely before the time of Prophet or any Saudi some before Prophet Jesus before He saw the Sunnah. And these three messengers

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are messengers, it does not say they are disciples or anything else. So that's put to the side in terms of some of the opinions that were stated as contaminated from the law said, this is likely to be before Prophet Risa and instead of one man made into a martyr, enters Paradise, and I went to think about what happens next. What is he saying right now? He's saying, If only my people knew. Think about this, they killed him and he's worried still about his people. And that shows you the level of sincerity and love and empathy and compassion and sympathy that he has for his people who are misguided

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about basketball. The long run he says, this was a man who was sincere to his people alive and that he was sincere in them being guided even when they killed him. He was not filled with rage and hatred because they killed him. And so for those Muslims who may think that the concept of Alajuela and

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Right, the concept of basically loyalty is that you should hate people who are not Muslim. That's not what Islam is about. You should care for them to become guided, you should want for them to be guided, you should want for them to enter Paradise, we should be in a state in which we are thinking that as I desire to remain guided, and as I desire paradise, you should desire that for everyone else. And that's exactly what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do, used to preach to people even when they harmed him, even when they oppressed him, even when they abused him and the Muslim community. He wanted them to be guided, they threw rocks at him, he bled, Sala Lohani he was

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alone, and he could have had them destroyed the angels of the mountains. He didn't want that. Out of His mercy SallAllahu Sallam wanted them to be guided, perhaps one day somebody from the city or this town will be guided? Do we have sincerity towards other people in wanting them to be guided to Islam? Are our hearts full of sympathy in wanting others to be guided to Islam? Or do we instantly and quickly, neglect and cross off people in canceled view and say, You know what? They're evil. They're bad. Yeah. Well, there were many people who are evil and bad, who became good, they became guided. You put in your effort, that man forgave murdered his own murder? What about us? What are we

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willing to forgive? What are we willing to forgive? As we started this blessed month of forgiveness, seeking forgiveness from Allah for all the things that we've done? What are we willing to forgive, so the other people are getting closer to Allah subhanaw taala. So the other people are changing for the better. So the other people are guided as well. This man has an extensive mercy in his heart and he wants others to succeed. And that is one of the blessings that He Bennett benefited from in the next life as well. And yet,

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we don't know his name, a man who gained success and victory with a magnificent act of worship, and it seems very minor, that he came to defend the three messengers, and we don't know his name. The man has a high status with Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala made the reference to this man, a reference that's included in a re citation that is timeless and eternal. And yet we do not know his name. The man in gained success, the man gained victory by inspiring billions of Muslims until the end of times young and old, from all walks of life, to recite his story and yet we don't know his name. Be sincere with Allah, Be sincere and calling others to truth to what is correct what is

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beneficial for their success and victory within it. Even if people don't know your name. Seek to be mentioned my Allah, and that your name is echoed throughout the heavens, repeated by many angels seek to be referenced by Allah, and for your name to be called out by the angels, for the creation of Allah to pray for you in their own languages in ways we don't understand, because that is greater and that is eternal. May Allah subhanaw taala elevate our status and grant us sincerely May Allah subhanaw taala make this amongst the people who are constantly referencing him and making vicar and studying the Quran so that our names are mentioned in the heavens until the day that we depart you

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are going to hear for the rest of Ramadan inshallah Tada in this course with many JAM PACKED stories, a lot of different references to people who are not explicitly mentioned by name, sometimes their names are mentioned in the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and some of the stories that you will experience inshallah Tata in this course, are stories of people who are righteous and others names and references to even people who are evil and we learn lessons from those stories as well. At the end of the day, they are important because they are part of the Quran. And that means Allah subhanaw taala and hacking the all wise, wanted us with this immortalized re

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citation until the end of times, to experience and to learn from these stories. Remember, remember, remember, at the end of the day, there are people who are famous on Earth, unknown in the heavens, and there are people who are unknown on Earth, famous in the heavens, may Allah subhanaw taala grant us fame in the heavens and gravitas, sincerity and humility on earth until the day that we depart. And may Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us throughout this month and throughout the year. Along mean masala Hamada and Amina Muhammad was early he was often being admired.

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His lack of luck, our chef What a beautiful start to our programming this month. And I cannot wait and I'm so eager to learn the other stories of the unnamed in the Quran over the course of Ramadan 360. This was our first session at the Humboldt in the program. Thank you to so many of you who have been interacting with submitting such great responses in the chat and of course, congratulations to our winner of the spin the wheel. We are now going to be moving on to our second segment in just a second. And shifts in Manhattan Chatelet is going to be back with us throughout the month so this is not the last time in shell that you see him. He has some other exciting topics to add into the road

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on 362

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As well as some exciting webinars and events we'll be having with amalgam designer for being with us shift in sha Allah, we will see you back very soon. Milliput baraka and you're about that your time and your effort is normal than me. And I want you to love

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jumping into our second segment this is one of my other amazing favorite parts of Ramadan 360 And this is for those who remember from last year, our Quran reflection circles with Shift said to Sneem Muhammad this was such a heartwarming part of our experience the last time because we got a chance to hear from you guys you got a chance to listen to the shift he's going to be doing a session a lecture for about 15 ish minutes inshallah taking us on a journey around some of the eyes in it just one and two as you guys are listening to them and hearing them and what are we over the past last night and this this night as well in sha Allah, they will be covered in sha Allah today in our on

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reflection circles. But before we jump into that, there's some important reminders for us to jump into. In the meantime, I'll let you guys get comfortable and get ready to be on camera and to be on screen you guys remember this is a very interactive experience. And I see mashallah 400, something of us on line here on Zoom, and so many on Facebook and YouTube we're watching. So it'd be lovely to see your faces with us on on on screen in sha Allah also, something that we do for all of our virtual experiences is that we like to see where people are coming in from, obviously, you guys get a chance to do that in the chat and to introduce yourselves, but it's easy to forget and mashallah

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with such a large audience even more so. So please take a second and just do a favor for me go over to where it says participants on Zoom, click on that and it will show you a list of the names that are in the session. Click right next to your name and rename yourself with your location. So some people have already done that. You'll see Dr. Genius coming in from the USA. Syrah is coming in from Germany and Germany, Germany. And he says coming in from London so he'll is coming in from Kuala Lumpur, masha Allah so a lot of people who are part of our OG automotive crowd are used to this could be different Pennsylvania rather than from Florida sama from Ottawa, if everyone else can also

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take a second to do so to edit their names. And also to jump on screen with us. That will be amazing. As we start off our and reflect sessions, where she said I see that she said is in the session as well. Hamdulillah. So we're going to be starting very shortly, just a couple of quick reminders before we do because for those who might have to step away, I know it's a little late in the UK, and other parts of the world. I want to make sure that you guys don't miss out because there is some exciting stuff happening tomorrow. So number one, we have a shift we'll leave this uni coming tomorrow at 4pm ESC to do a fatwa night. This is a popular part of our programming because a

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lot of you have questions coming into the month of Ramadan, you don't know what you're doing. You don't know what you know the specifics of what you may be messing up or you're not sure about this pick about this aspect of your worship and you want to make sure you get it right because it's so important during this holy month. We want to make sure that you guys get a chance to ask your questions to the shoot directly. So tomorrow at 4pm PST in sha Allah, we will have shifted on I'm going to be sharing at the end of this session, a link to a q&a form that you guys can submit the questions are going to be around the month of Ramadan. That's the topic specifically. So please keep

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the questions on topics so that we can make sure they're asked the shift and we will be posing them to him tomorrow at 4pm PST once again live. It'll also be broadcasted on Facebook and YouTube and everywhere else that we are live now and hamdulillah that's number one. Number two as well, just as you guys are in Scotland daily, making sure that you're you know, giving some charity and giving as much as you can to those who are hardest hit in our OMA please make sure that you also remember to support our charity partners who make this experience possible every single year. Once again, we have H H rd in the US we have Islamic Relief in Canada and we have forgotten women in the UK.

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They're doing some amazing work on the ground. And some of the hardest work to be able to facilitate our charitable funds and to bring them to those where and most needs. So please do make sure that you are supporting them. If you're on socials, everything is linked in your description if you're on Zoom, I just dropped the link in the chat here. So you guys are able to easily access it and shall law and I know she is waiting patiently so I can't get I can't wait to get started with our Ramadan reflect sessions. So she's sad to see us sit on my leg and what I'm a doula. Welcome to the stream. How are you doing today? Why didn't come to LA hamdullah Good to be here. I feel like last year,

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like a month ago, when we were doing doing this last year, it's nice to be

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sure how Black can you make a screen get

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kind of goes black as possible, you know?

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And I haven't really like it's such a pleasure to have you on you know, funny enough. For me it feels like it was a decade ago. It was like it was been way too long. Since we got a chance to just come in have a connection with the community. You know, hear people's voices. It's it feels like it was forever ago at a minute. So it's so nice to have you back. It's so nice to keep our prices. Can you please walk us through a little bit of what to expect in cron reflect and what the expectations are going to be in the session? Oh, yeah, absolutely. So I'm going to change gears a little bit but fewer here

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earlier last year, it is a little bit similar to last year, what we're doing is every day and I'm here most of the days, a few days here we have people eat better than me and 100 pound gorilla. But every day what we're going to be doing that we're going going to picking a verse or a few verses from the Jews of the section shun the Quran for the day. So as you have you know, the Quran is section into 30 sections, or 30 portions are called a zap in Arabic, quick or very singular one. Normally out of masjids around the world when they are resetting in thought, oh, yeah, they will do wonders, or one of boron per night. The idea is that that at the end of Ramadan has completed EDID

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on and my background is areas how Allah I've been doing on directions, for probably only a decade. And it all started with back in the day, I don't know how y'all are on Snapchat. But I was on snap back in the day. And it was as simple as I would go. Pray that all week. And I would, as I'm praying

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them for just so we don't miss out on any of

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that go in some leg all of a sudden, um, I think it's building up, it's getting a little worse throughout the session. So I don't know if there is some way to switch up the audio device in charge, just so we don't miss out on any of the gems in this. Okay.

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I don't know. And just take a look here to everyone in the chat. And it's helpful enough to mention that if you guys ever have anything like that happen or technical issues, let us know like you just did. And it's very helpful to me that there's a little bit of an echo as well shift. I don't know if that is something that has to do with a separate separate device. Echo you're talking working or just one time? I think it's when I'm talking. I hear my voice again, coming in through your mic. Okay.

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Oh, it's like my mic is on and then the sound is king as well. But what we haven't heard before? Yeah, we haven't had any issues with that. Let me just double check the audio settings.

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Okay, yeah, it should be. Just check your audio input and output your microphone.

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How's that? Is that better? Or is that worse? Worse? Is that I think

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I could use headphones on my eyes. I don't know. I can try that. I'm gonna try that. Okay, let's give that a go. Let's give that a go. Someone said maybe I can mute on mute for a few seconds. But I don't think it's um, it's that Bismillah you know me. I don't love air pods. I don't love shoot with air pods.

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We allow it for today. And shall.

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Alright, let's see. It's just better. Testing testing. 1234. I still hear my voice I think. Do you hear your voice? Testing? Testing? 1-234-567-8910. Is anyone else here? I don't think I do. I'm the biller. I think we worked at it. Isn't that good? Yes. I'm gonna have to run rock these, these these areas. But the microphones still regular mic or microphone like proper microphone. So just okay. The microphone is still a little choppy, by the way in terms of really? Yeah. I don't know if it's rubbing against something or it's just coming off still. Yeah, I don't

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see. Let me switch to the pause. I know you don't like it. Yeah.

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It's been Ah, is that is that I know the sound quality is not going to be as great, but you might have less echo and stuff. Yes, there we are. There we are. That's the sweet spot. I've never, I never thought I'd say this. I think the air pods are the solution.

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I'm always down for air pods. I prefer no wires. So I know, I know, everyone's done for air pods but out but I'm gonna we can hear you. And now we can hear the gems. Let's jump in the spin. Okay. 100 900. So, as I was saying, my normal practice over the years has been to attend taraweeh prayer and then try to reflect on the verses as they're being recited. And then normally what I would do is as I'd grabbed my phone, I'd get on Snapchat and be like, Yo, what's up everybody? Here's one particular verse from thought that I reflected on, and I want to share some reflections with you. So that's the background, this whole thing. So the idea is that we can sit together everyday insha

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Allah and pick a verse or a few verses from the particular Jews that is being recited that night. So today, we're going to be covering the Jews that will be recited. Tonight. I know people in the UK, you're like, Well, we already prayed that all we are maybe right there.

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Sorry about that. But it still works, as you might have just heard it. But people in the US and maybe other parts of the world. Yeah, mostly just I guess, the Americas, here in the Americas. You haven't attended that. yet. So this would help in terms of understanding some of the verses that are coming up in tonight's thought all we prayer. What's different this year is that we will be covering some principles of taboo or principles of reflection. And what that is, is that you can think of them as tools.

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So, instead of just reflecting and saying, okay, so what does this verse mean to you, which is important as well. We're also going to, I'm going to teach you as we go through the particular verse or verses, I will point out a particular principle of reflection. So it's a tool to help you reflect. It's, it's, this will help you in sha Allah even when you are when you find yourself, without someone to guide you through the reflection when you're on your own. You insha Allah to Allah be better able to reflect upon the Quran. So that's what we're doing today in sha Allah. Is that cool?

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Yeah, okay. All right, let me let me let me get started in sha Allah. So just quickly, quickly, I want to introduce this series and talk a little bit about the importance of reflection, obviously now 100 level salatu salam ala Rasulillah who ala alihi wa sahbihi mulwala First of all Ramadan and the Quran and I know many of us understand this the importance of the Quran in Ramadan, but it doesn't hurt to mention this in sha Allah Allah, the Quran and Ramadan go hand in hand. And this is why oftentimes on Ramadan is called shahada or on the month of the Quran, we have many things in the Quran many verses in the Quran and in the son of the president of that tell us of the importance of

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having a relationship with the Quran during the month of Ramadan, specifically also obviously outside of the month of Ramadan as well. But particularly in the month of Ramadan as we're focusing on increasing our spirituality, as we're working on increasing our God consciousness, our piety, the Quran plays an integral role in that Allah has power to Allah says in certain Bacara shadow Ramadan, a lady on Zerafa Hello Quran that the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. And immediately now that we find the Quran being mentioned and the month of Ramadan being mentioned in the very same verse should show us that they are very much related. And they are part of what

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they are they go hand in hand. And so if we're trying to get the most out of the month of Ramadan, the Quran has to be a part of it. We also learned from the son of the Prophet sallallahu early who sent him a few different narrations, but in particular, the narration of faulty model the Allah and how the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His mission is to help Bukhari that she says that in the last year of the life of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that he told about the model the Allahu Anhu he said that Gibreel the angel Jibreel would revise the Quran would meet once every year, but this year he has revised it with me twice and this is speaking

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about the month of Ramadan. So now we learn that during Ramadan, the Prophet said it would revise the Quran with the angel Jibreel right. So once again, the significance of the Quran in the month of Ramadan. Now, oftentimes when we say okay, you should have a relationship with the Quran we say what does that mean? Obviously it does mean that we recite the Quran, it means that we should try and memorize the Quran we should act upon the Quran. But one of the aspects of having a relationship with the Quran which often gets left out because of the nuts and bolts and what I mean by the nuts and bolts is reading and memorizing right reciting and memorizing sometimes there's so much focus on

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reciting the Quran and memorizing the Quran and so on and so forth. That a very integral aspect of our relationship with the Quran gets left out and that is to DeBoer reflecting upon the Quran. And Allah subhanaw taala has emphasized the importance of reflecting upon the Quran. For example, Allah has gone on to add a second sort of slide he tablin unza. Now, Lake Mobarak that Allah has sent this blessing book it has been Allah says this is a blessed book, which has been revealed to you meaning the Prophet Muhammad said licen them and then Allah tells us of one of the purposes of revelation liya double it, so that you may reflect upon the verses of this book. So when Allah says at least

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for the purpose of so if we were to say Why did Allah reveal the Quran? One of the purposes we learn here is so that we reflect upon the Quran so we got to ask ourselves, if we're not reflecting upon the Quran, if we're not thinking about the Quran, if we're not making it a part of our personal lives, then perhaps we're not fulfilling

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at what we owe to the Quran and we're not taking full advantage of the Quran and just one more verse Insha Allah, Allah has panela to Allah says FNA Brunello Quran, that do they not contemplate? Or do they not reflect upon the Quran? And this is and we'll talk about this as one of the principles but one of the principles of reflecting upon the Quran is to personalize the message of the Quran. So when every time anytime Allah is speaking, we put ourselves in the position that Allah is speaking to us, right? So that's one of the principles and we're going to go over this principle

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again later on in sha Allah as we cover today's verse, but so one of the principles of the Quran is always to personalize the message. So when Allah says and so when he was referring to someone in the Quran, we should always ask ourselves, Is that me? Could that be me? Is it a problem if it's me, or if it's a problem, if it's not me, so, in this case, Allah says FNA at the Bruna Quran do they? Do they not reflect upon the Quran we should immediately say, is that me? Is Allah talking about me? Do I fall into this category of being someone who is not reflecting upon the Quran once again, the principle is personalize the message of the Quran. And then Allah says Allah Lubin, aka, or are

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their locks upon their hearts or their hearts locked up meaning his or their hearts closed, locked from understanding and contemplating the Quran, right. And so once again, this is personalizing the message saying, Look, we don't want to be those people who come off as being locked or better our hearts are locked to being penetrated by the Quran, right? We want to be people who have a living, breathing relationship with the Quran where we are living the Quran. And that can only happen when with along with reciting and memorizing and so on and so forth, that we are reflecting and thinking about the Quran. So that is the purpose in sha Allah of this whole month, this whole series that

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we're doing this Quran reflect series that we're doing two main purposes, number one that we can reflect upon the Quran together, we can meet together as a group, we can build that brotherhood and that that sisterhood and come together and share in something which is a very blessed activity. And that is reciting the Quran and reflecting upon the Quran number one, so we could do that. Number two also. So we can learn how to reflect upon the Quran. And as I teach you these principles, as we learn these principles together, as we apply these principles, in sha Allah data, you will be better able to reflect upon the Quran. And once again, as we're putting into practice, you know, practice

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makes perfect as they say. So as you start reflecting upon the Quran, especially if you join me every single day, which is my goal in sha Allah, and I don't commit, I just be I just be real with you. There's not there's not a lot of things that I commit to every day in my life, like somebody says, We want you to do this every day. My initial reaction is no, like, I'm not I can't commit to something every single day, right? I got too much going on in my, in my life for me to say every single day, I'll do something Subhanallah in my local community will even sometimes, you know, they may complain if you know anybody in my in Maryland, Islamic center, Maryland, they'll say, you know,

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we don't see him as much. He's not here all the time, because I travel and so on and so forth. Once again, I don't commit to things every day. But this is something when a mother approached me and said, Are you down to do this every day? This is something I said, you know, what I see value in it first and foremost, no, no offense to anybody listening to this. First and foremost, for myself, I see value in this. I know and I remember from last year that we did this and inshallah this is going to be an even better version of this program. I know that this is any man boosts for me, I know it is connecting me with the Quran. I know that even if I'm slacking during my day, like I've had too

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much going on, I'm busy with preparing other lectures and I'm busy with my kids and this and that whatever, I know that I've committed to an hour or maybe a little bit less well we'll see Inshallah, an hour of reflecting upon the Quran with my brothers and sisters. And so I see personal value and it sounds like I'm down to do this in sha Allah. So that's, that's, that's what I'm offering to you as well. That you are 30 minutes.

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Yeah, so that you are here with me Inshallah, we can do this together, and we can help one another grow in our faith inshallah. Adam. So that's, that's what that's what the program is, as I said earlier, we're going to make it pretty systematic, where we're going to cover one just one portion of the Quran every evening in sha Allah, and that is the section that most likely is being recited in your local Masjid as well. So let's get started for today. Let me present to you today's verse. And so we have to cheat a little bit today. And we did this last year as well, because that we actually started last night because of Oban starts at the you know, the, you know, the day starts at

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the night. So people have already decided if they're praying that over in the masjid they've already decided the first June so what we're going to do today is that even though it's the first of our bond, we're going to cover so technically we're and it's the night of tonight will be the night of the second I hope I'm not confusing you too much there but but right now, as Margaret comes when Margaret comes we're gonna say it's the the second of Ramadan, we'll have started. So technically, we're supposed to be doing just two tonight and just one should have been done last night, but obviously we didn't have this program last night. So tonight, or today we're going to do just one

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and two. We're going to combine it in one and I picked

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You know, one verse from both of those just and then So following on so tomorrow inshallah we're going to be in Joe's number three and then the next night we're gonna be in just number four and then we're gonna take it one day at a time in sha Allah data. So just one and two. First of all, let's talk about what verses they cover. And you can write this down in your notes you're taking notes handy, like write this down to help you keep track just one the first section of the Quran or for first portion of the Quran covers certain Fatiha, obviously, and sort of the Bacara but only up till verse 141. That's just number one, just number two, the second portion of the Quran covers

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certain Baqarah verses 142 to 252. But someone could pop that in the chat for everyone. So whoever is quick in hearing that and they can type it up. Okay, put it in the chat. Do I need to repeat it? Tell me, let me know if you need me to repeat that. Yes. Okay. Once again, just number one, sort of the thought to have all of it. So with that backdrop from the beginning, so you can say verse one, until verse 141. Okay, that's just number one, just number two is sort of an Bacara from verses 142 up till 252 Okay. Hamdulillah. So, technically today we're doing from the beginning of the Quran until Bacara, which is surah number two, until 252. So I had a lot to pick from today's panel a lot

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to pick from, and honestly, it's hard and really as you learn these tools of reflection in sha Allah, these principles of reflection, you can reflect on any portion of the Quran and that's the beauty of the Quran that every portion of the Quran is blessed and amazing so we can really, really just reflect on any portion of the Quran. But what I picked for you today is sorted by verse number 245. Once again, that's to 245 so sold on number two verse number 245.

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I would like to have someone recite it for us Do we have a body in the house? Someone with a tone who would like to recite in sha Allah? So once again, it's with a bucket of verse number 245 It's not a long verse, so just raise your hand and then I'm gonna have sister Haussler Pick on someone just Mila. Go ahead.

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Awesome sighs I see Dr. Gina mashallah racing to the front. So let's start with our cron revolution. Og Masha Allah says don't go read I mean your to now have Divina Masha Allah Masha Allah let's hear that there is a teacher

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All right. Oh, of course I don't have it in front of me.

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I'm gonna not have his half I'm gonna have another half is here. I can pull it up though. I'm awesome. I raised my hand it was like oh yeah, they're gonna screenshare

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no worries at all. MashAllah running running to the front is it to run towards fair mashallah amazing. So

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yes to 245 so, so number two verse number 245. I'm actually going to put the link in the chat as well. Okay, I'm pulling it up on this icon right now. I put in the chat.

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I haven't have it so Okay.

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which is a term I'm sure many of you have heard. You know, we hear about the person you know carbon Hassan, you hear people

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Say, I've heard it being called the the goodly loan goodly loan to sounds weird to me. But if that's your translation, nope, no problem. So I prefer good loan, a good loan, we'll talk about what that means. So Allah says, Who will lend to Allah a good loan by Eula fo a bifen kithara, which Allah will multiply many, many times, Allah who, by the way ever Soto, it is Allah alone who withholds and grants in abundance, what LA, he told your own and it is to him that you will all be returned. So quickly, I want to go over just the meanings of this. And then we'll, I'm going to give you a couple principles, where you can get into reflecting and then I'll hear some of your reflections and shout

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out to Allah as well. So first of all, Allah says, Who will lend to Allah a good loan, a coddled on Hasina? What does cuttlebone Hassan mean? What has caught one hasn't I mean, what is a good loan to Allah mean? What this is referring to? Is charity, what is referring to is giving for the sake of Allah who's Panwa data. And even though the main meaning of this is financial, right, it's financial charity, that we give for the sake of Allah, it can also be, the meaning can be expanded to anything that is given for the sake of Allah. So even if it is one's time, one's effort, if it is anything given in the way of Allah, who's Penwith to Allah, then this can be considered a carbon Hassan a

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good loan. And along with that even we have evidence to say that when a person worships a law, that can also be considered a carbon hashanah because it is an effort that is being put into something purely for the sake of Allah. So hopefully, that's clear, right? So called Cardinal Hassan a good loan, is what one gives for the sake of Allah right now, for something to be considered a has been a good loan. Four conditions have to be met already for this. Four conditions. Yes. All right. Number one, what you're giving has to be something which is in line with the Sharia meaning it has to be something who's considered good in the city, it has to be something which is considered good in

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Islam. So it so for so if we're talking about financially, a person cannot give a Can I give financially from a haram or an impermissible source. So if someone is giving from their money from their wealth, that money should be the type of money which is earned in a halal way, in a permissible way in a good way. As the Prophet said Allah and s&m He said in the law by YouTube, that certainly Allah is good, Allah is pure, now Yakubu in the Yerba that he accepts only that which is good right. So, Allah is good, Allah is pure. So Allah accepts only that which is good. So it has to be something which is which is which is good, right something which is not haram in any way or

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doesn't have a haram source.

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Second, second condition is that it has to be given purely for the sake of Allah who spiderweb data, meaning our intention is to earn the pleasure of Allah, our intention is to worship Allah, our intention is for the sake of Allah, if it is given for other than the sake of Allah, then it is not considered a carbon Hassan or a pure are a good loan. So if someone is doing it, let's say to show off, or to earn praise from people or to be liked by people, then this would not be considered a carbon has an app. Number three is that it should be given in the correct place, meaning it should be given in a cause that is beloved, or pleasing to Allah. So if someone let's say, donates to,

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I don't know, like a casino or something, right? We're gambling and other problems are happening there. That is not considered a kind of Huson even if someone says I'm giving it for the sake of Allah, which is I know, kind of weird. But let's say someone says, you know, my intention is good, right? I want to I want to, I don't know, help the employees at a casino and so I'm going to give to the casino. Well, it's not being given, it's not being, it's not being given in a place that is good, and it's not being given to a good cause. So number three, as we said, has to be given in a in a correct place, a place or, or a cause that is beloved to or pleasing to Allah. Number four, is

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that one is pleased that they are giving and perhaps this may be, perhaps depending on you know who you are. This may be the more challenging of the four conditions, meaning what this means is that a person should not feel that this is a penalty from Allah.

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Right. So if we're talking about Zika, which is obligatory

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when we're giving our SEC cat, if we want to, if it's to be considered a good loan, it can happen, then it cannot be something that we feel that is a burden upon us. Because we know that when Allah who is fine with data, legislate something, it is for our own benefit, first and foremost. And so when we when we give, we should not feel like it is a burden. So, I want to compare Zika to I don't know, tax, and I don't know how many people here live in the in the United States. But let me know if you live in the in the United States tax season just passed. And we all know how we feel about tax season. Nobody looks forward to it, right? It's like, Man, why do I got to give tax either?

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Well, actually, I guess some people are getting tax return. So they may be happy about that, depending on what type and I want to get into like tax law right now, I'm not an expert anyway. But for example, I work as a as giving away too much information, but I work as a private contractor. So I don't get like when somebody when I get a payment from let's say, I don't know, and most of it, maybe or someone else. There's no taxes taken out, right. And so I basically have to fill out my taxes at the end of the year, and I have to owe all of my taxes. And I'll tell you, I don't enjoy that. Right, because it's like I gotta I gotta get right. However, Zeca, we understand is a

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spiritual matter, right? So when we gives a cow we understand it's a cat is first and foremost, it's a purification for our wealth, right? We know that Allah puts Baraka in our wealth through Zika, we also understand that it purifies us in terms of our spirituality, it brings us closer to Allah subhanho data. So we should always feel relieved, right? That we are giving what is owed on this, and we don't feel like it is a burden in order for it to be considered a part of the Hussen another example I have this is, you know, when you spend on your family, and I wrote down Panelo, and I was writing down my notes and reflecting upon this, I said, you know, how do you feel when you give to

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your family and my, my assumption was, you feel great. So hopefully, I'm going out and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully you feel great when you spend on your family. And my question was, why do you feel great when you spend on your family because you know, you love your family, right? And you know, it's for a good cause. And it makes you feel good because there's a level of love there. So with Allah that should be even more we love a lot. And we are we are giving it to have a lot in, in a cause that is Beloved to us. So we shouldn't feel like it is a burden. In sort of resentment, Allah has Panwa Allah says, similar wording, the card is mentioned acaba de la

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Carvalho Sana and give to Allah a good loan or a goodly loan. And then Allah says, well not to demo lay and physical or not to continually and physical men hiring digital who are in the law, that whatever you give, for yourselves, right, so the whole idea is even when we are giving for the sake of Allah, or we're giving to someone who is in need, in the end of the day, we are the

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we benefit from it, right? Because in the end of the day, we are giving towards our spirituality, and we're giving to get close to Allah. And Allah says that you do or in the law, you will find it with Allah. Right? And we'll talk about the significance of using the word alone and so on and so forth. But once again, we give freely and openly without it feeling like a burden. And look, I also want to mention here, that this can be a process, right? It's something that we should work towards. So if we feel a burden when we give, don't get disheartened and say Oh, this is not a comparison, we should say okay, this is something I need to struggle with, I need to work with to improve myself to

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give in a way that I understand that it is for my benefit and brings me closer to Allah and that process of spiritual purification. Okay, so that those are the four conditions and I saw on the chat that someone had to put them so you can very easily put them in your notes. So Allah says, who will give to Allah a Hassan as we said, it has to fulfill all of those conditions for it to be considered a kind of Hassan. Allah says, By you bought by you, for you like a fella who above and Kathira that when you give to Allah meaning discard Hassan is given to Allah, then it Allah will multiply it Allah Who yet Cabildo Allah will withhold it. Allah sorry Allah withholds while you have Soto and

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Allah gives freely to whoever He wills and this happens.

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Allah can do this right? This is for Allah to to withhold and to give what you need on your own and you will be returned to him. Okay, now, now that you understand that verse, inshallah Tada, let's talk about some reflection here. Number one, the first principle of reflection that I want you to think about, and to me, honestly, this is the most important principle of reflection. So if you don't remember anything from these principles, the one principle that I like for you to hold on to is what I mentioned earlier in today's session, and that is personalized

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The message, write, personalize the message, that remember, or try to think to yourself that that Allah is speaking to you personally. And this is very important for us Subhanallah because we live in, we live in an environment today, we live in a world today, where everybody's pointing fingers at everybody, right? We see any type of goodness that we didn't think of everybody else. So we hear a lot about, let's say backbiting, and and we really think about, you know, that person, I know backbite and that person back bias, and that's how everyone's wrong and, and we don't think about ourselves, we criticize everybody else, and we don't criticize ourselves. This principle teaches us

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that we first and foremost we think about ourselves, right? That Allah is speaking to me personally, meaning ALLAH is addressing you. And so when we say, I'm on Hassan, right, who will give this good loan, we think about ourselves. Now I want to, I want you to share with me, how this could this verse could be applied to you, meaning, how could you personally bring this verse into your life? Right? So when it comes to giving for the sake of Allah, when Allah is saying, who will give a good loan? Right? What does that mean to you on an individual on an on a personal level?

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I'll let you think about that. And I'm gonna we're gonna open the floor, you can you can, I guess, raise your hand, it's tough. So we'll handle that inshallah. Raise your hand, she'll call on you. And let's see what you have to say. So on a personal level, what does it mean? When Allah is asking you who will give a good loan, or a godly loan Bismillah

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beautiful, I see where that jumping to the forefront already. Just a quick reminder, before we jump into reflections, we have about 1015 minutes to go. So we'll keep them kind of concise. Just to make sure that it's beneficial for every single person that as many people as possible, get a chance to share, please keep your reflections concise maximum of about two minutes, give or take so that we can get as many people reflecting as possible in sha Allah, and you can hear your voices read that will give you the mic first inshallah and then anybody else who do who does want to reflect as well please raise your hand on Zoom, I see Omar has done that as well. And you will pop up to the top of

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the line will take everybody in order Inshallah, for that Bismillah let's hear your election

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lesson I really come for the lie

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was surrounded.

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So I just wanted to say that when I think about it, you know, maybe like, but for me, personally, I think it's like when somebody is in line, you know, maybe like at a shop or like, you know, a grocery store or something, maybe they don't have enough money, or, you know, something might come up. And then you know, just paint like just paying it forward kind of thing, or paying it back, I guess? I guess that's like how it kind of goes. Um, yeah, I think I you know, I think when I think of this verse, it's like, sometimes we think that oh my god, I cannot if I pay for somebody, then I'm not going to have enough for myself. But then remembering the fact that our wealth comes from

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Allah. So initially, we're going to be paid back in full, and maybe even more, right? It all goes back to your intention as to who you're doing it for what you're doing and why you're doing it is awesome. Awesome. It's like Lucky. That was perfect handle a personal example. Maybe let's hear maybe one or two more, or at least at least at least one more Inshallah, where a personal example of how this would apply to you bissman Now

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already next in line I see Sonia, we lost you Omer So Sonia will let you reflect first inshallah and then we'll go back to Omer. Sunday, you're welcome to unmute yourself, inshallah.

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So, I'm like going after, like I said, I'm gonna have to lie. So um, I felt like this happened to me recently. Sorry, I'm from UK. So the accent you're gonna have to bear with me.

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So often, we spend a lot of time teaching our children, you think they're actually getting nothing. I spend a lot of time teaching Hadith and Quran and so on, so forth. And last week, my 12 year old, he came home. And he said, Mama, these flowers are for you. And I said, Where did you get them from? And he said, Mom, I saw an old woman carrying things into her car. And so I decided to help her. So she was so happy with me that she gifted me the flowers for my kind gesture, and I thought Alhamdulillah finally, you know, the, the essence of the things that we do, sometimes it does come about sooner rather than later. Sometimes you might not see it. But if it will definitely not be

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wasted in Sharla. You know, without Allah, we just have to keep praying and trying. So it was nice to see that, you know, whatever we teach them they are implementing and carrying it on. So yeah, I suppose that's an example for me to handle. That's a beautiful example. Is that good luck? Exactly. Okay. Okay. So this is something that I want you to continue to think about because we're going to be applying this principle throughout this month, where I'm going to ask you, okay, if Allah is speaking to you with this verse, What does that mean to you? So that's the first principle for today. Second principle is an interesting one Insha Allah, and that principle is basically and I'll

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explain it, but so before you prefer you

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get worried. The second principle is Be curious. Okay, so ask why. So let me let me tell you about a few things that we can ask about. And regarding this verse, we can we can look at the words, right? Why did Allah use this particular word or wording or expression? versus another wording? So, first of all this charity that that word that that is mentioned in this verse, Allah didn't call it Subbu. Allah didn't call it Zika. Allah, Allah called it a loan, right? A good loan, but a loan. So what about what is the what is the what does a loan have to do with charity? Right? So I want you to think about that. What what is the significance of the word loan? So and you can think about

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yourself, like, what is special about a loan that would apply in this case, is going to require you to think a little bit? What is the significance of calling it a loan this minute, raise your hand?

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We got a couple of hands, right? Similar?

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I see in the chat as well. I see. I see some good answers in the chat as well. So hopefully, you know, calling someone Yes, I was like waiting, Michelle, lots of people put their hands up, let's hear from I saw you that hazard had her hand up earlier as well. So let's you were technically an excellent event, let us hear from you in sha Allah.

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Oh,

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that means like,

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it's you, if you give, if you get a loan, then you're in debt to someone. So it's almost like, I would be in debt to Allah. And then to me, that would be the best way to be in debt to a lot because the repayment from a lot is going to be better than any repayment from anybody that can ever Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. That's a beautiful thing, right? So like giving a loan to business often think about this, right? If you give a loan to someone, right, so so that main idea here is that it is something that will be returned, right? So number one, you're not losing it, right? And as we know the process and then he mentioned Hadith we hear a fundraiser all the time, charity does not

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decrease from wealth rather it increases it right that charity your charity will never make you have less well it'll actually if anything will do the opposite don't increase you in wealth versus Adam told us is guaranteed this to us.

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It will always be returned and how does a long return Allah has had to tell us in this verse for you a lot a photo of the if and Kathy Aha. So if you were to if you were to give like a person alone, right? How would they give it back to you? Well, they might they might delay it, they may you know, give you their run around they may make you work for it, they may they may even like you know, pay you and then like hold it over you like you know I got gave your money or whatever it is right? What Allah has found to Allah.

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There is the repayment in the most amazing way. In a way that as as as Allahu Allah said that it will be in mult it'll be multiplied, and we here actually insert and Bacara an example of this where Allah subhanaw taala says masala, Dena Yun, Poonam wa while on fee Sabina Kamath, le hubba unbuttered Saba as an admin fee Cooley Subala. Me to have. And this vs use as an evidence to say that the very least that our spending the very least it will be multiplied is 700 times because in this verse, Allah says the example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is is that of a grain that sprouts into seven years, right? This I believe, is speaking about corn, but thing is

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the idea is one seed, and then you get seven, and then each each one bearing 100 grains, right. So the whole idea is that one grain is planted, and we get 700 reward from that. And so our scholars say this is the very least the very least is that we will receive 700 times what we gave so beautiful. Excellent, right. So

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exactly, it'll be returned in the best best possible what else? What else is what else can we think about when it comes to the wording of a loan? Well, what what does that mean for us?

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What is the significance of using the word loan? Mr. Linda, go ahead and raise your hand and said you have so good. I saw Sunil I had her end up as well earlier. So as his hell you want to hear from you. This middle lot? Let us have you unmute

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and jump in.

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So I'm wanting come.

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So for me, I think it changes the way that I give in that I frankly, I used to get from the smallest change. And

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when I learned about this concept I wanted to get

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Have more, because I don't want a lot to give me from the leftovers. I would love Allah to give me from what? No. So there was one point of time, somebody said something and I thought that was beautiful. Allah loves when you give from that which you love, and he will give from that which he loves. And so I like on seven it helps change the way that we give. Absolutely, absolutely. And that is why even when we give charity by the way when we like donate and you know, there's like a call for, okay, give to refugees and so on and so forth. Sometimes we give from, you know, unfortunately we get from our leftovers, or we think things that we don't need and so it's over we're actually

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supposed to give from you know, shut up and it's supposed to be the things that we use for ourselves right? And use a scholar say like in the middle it shouldn't be it doesn't have to be like our best things, but it should not be our worst things that should be things that we'd like for ourselves kind of in the middle category. But once again as the sister said like if we if this is a loan that we're getting back and we're gonna get back even better than it then whatever you give a does that woman Jensen Amman what you know, the what you give is what you'll get back or it'll be give, you'll receive it back and in a similar vein or similar fashion. It's what we want to give the best of what

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we have, right because we want the best and so that changes the way the way we think about that very good. Okay, another another one when we're talking about be curious, here's another thing to be curious about. Allah has power to Allah says that

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fight. Mala who Jacobi do what way up so Allah withholds and grants with that it is Allah alone, who can withhold and Allah alone who grants with with abundance. Now, the wording here, it's very, very interesting. Allah says, Jakub build, which comes from Kabbalah, which means actually, to grasp or to hold on to something, right? And so for translations you'll often hear it's, it's mentioned that Allah you know, withholds from whoever He wills while you're able Soto Yep. So to is to extend and to open up, right. So that wording there that Allah has used, and there isn't, there's an indication of, you know, on a human level, we would think, like, Okay, I would hold my and I don't want to kind

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of, you know, give away my reflection here cuz I want you to reflect as well. But when you hold something in your hand versus the way you open your hand and you give, okay, so what is the significance of that wording, where Allah says Jakub, you know, to remains withhold? And yep, so which is to like, go into into open up? So what does that what does that mean to you? This Mila?

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Bismillah

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I see a couple hands over here a little earlier, but I think Gupta was a second to ask to put it up just to be safe to make sure it was for this question. So Gupta, I'm going to ask you to unmute and you can share.

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Assalamualaikum Can you hear me? Yes. Okay. So when I think of Allah withholding things from me, because, you know, it means that he He's just waiting for me to open up for me to like,

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open my heart, open my mind to him just come to him. So he can give me what he's withholding the blessings, the mercy. So that's what it means to me. Because a lot of times you know, with all the life situation and everything we get lost in just

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the worldly aspects of things that we forget that there's a greater someone

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that we have to go to anyways. So when I when I think that his withholding I think about like, I need to turn to him one day or another and then that he has so many rewards for me, that he's withholding that he's going to open up and bless me and when I asked him,

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Inshallah, absolutely just like a lucky Zack like a good reflection there. That the idea is that if something is withheld, it's like, you're holding it back. There's so much to give. And we know how Allah has penalty Allah gives. It's just a matter of, are we are we doing our part right to earn an urn And subhanAllah The reality is, we already have so much that Allah has given to us without us actually doing anything. Now imagine what all the blessings that we have, that when Allah blesses our wealth or blesses our lives, how much more can we get? Right so that's that's amazing. Exactly. Look then anyone else anyone else?

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I saw Princess Mary Han from Egypt. So let's definitely get her on the mic and shot love. Isn't that let me have you unmute. And let's hear reflection.

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Okay, thank you sound like them?

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Well, I have two points for if I have a minute. First of all, I have a reflection on the methodology or the method. Allah used to us convey the message like he's saying, if you want to loan me, God doesn't want us to loan us like me.

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He is so superior. He's trying to come closer to us. He's trying to simple evoke sympathy and empathy. You know what I mean? It's

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giving us a concept that we understand on a human level. Without Yes, exactly doesn't it at all? Absolutely. Absolutely. I can't like he was free from none. Yeah, very good. Sorry. Sorry. Good. Yeah. What's your what's your second reflection? Second reflection on your question?

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Well, you know,

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why, but it's, I have two reflections on that. First one, it may be he knows what's best for us, while last on the crochet and ohoho Nawaz, and publisher and our children like him, so he knows, maybe if he gave us a lot of money, we could not refill or like do a lot of bad things. And maybe if he gave a lot of, he can assure your money, we will be more needed to him and we will reflect in our actions and be even better. So it's like he gave us two options that the good thing for us maybe, but already upset. This is my first reflection Allahu Allah. And the second one is there was another area of possibility No, no no know Ania trochu wahama afternoon if I'm not mistaken, so it may

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MAN Yeah, exact that one. So maybe he's just giving us another test through money. So very good. This is Jimmy Masha Allah thank you so much beautiful reflection, if you didn't catch that, right, that was awesome. That's why I love these reflection circles because we get to hear like these reflections can be so amazing and can add a layer that only a lived life can can really add to this right because the Quran is a is a living book, right? We it's part of our lives right since this happened.

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So have you thought about how Allah withholding from you can be a blessing, right? How amazing is that? That maybe Allah had given to us because look, Allah is in charge, Allah is the One who is in control. And Allah knows us and Allah knows what's best for us. So Allah with Jakub build Allah holds on a withhold while you episode. And so this is in the power of Allah and so that is, that is our level of devotion and trust in Allah who's Penwith? down that even when Allah is withholding, we are pleased hamdulillah beautiful reflection. Last point. For for for this verse in sha Allah that I want you to think about the the significance of the phrase what you may he thought you own that to

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him you will return. Why is returning to Allah mentioned in this at the end of this verse? What does that what does that have to do with the subject that we're talking about? Right? So once again, I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm going to just mention the verse again. Allah says, who will give to Allah a good loan, which Allah will multiply many times over Allah it is a Allah alone who withholds and gives or gives with abundance. And in the end, you will return to Allah. What is the significance of that? Why did Allah pick that to be the end of the verse Bismillah you guys are on our roll, mashallah, I've seen panneirs Hand up a couple of times. So we definitely have to hear from you in our Insha

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Allah, please do unmute yourself and share reflection.

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Shumway calm. I hope you guys can hear me. Mike's Rahmatullah. Yes, yes. Hamdulillah. Yeah. So the last line, or the sorry, the last verse, and to Him He will return.

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So in my opinion, how I perceive that is that these things mentioned the loan and giving, giving to love it in reality, you're kind of you're saving up and you're growing your account in the era. And so I feel that the last verse was just to kind of, you know, summarize and to bring it all together, that everything that was just mentioned, is in reality, like, this is everything that's going to benefit you in the ACARA because in the end, you will return to Allah. And that's what will be waiting for you what you put in, in the in the dunya.

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Absolutely. And that's that's put it in a very beautiful way. Al Hamdulillah. I have some thoughts but I want to hear from you. And Charles, I'm I hear from a few other people, maybe one or two. I know we're almost out of time or we have time, but maybe two more people. Let's say this man, I can keep it keep it short. Maybe we'll get two people in this middle. A lot. All right. I seen a shout out from Houston. I wonder if this is mine, Ishida? Let's hear from you and feel free to unmute. Oh, it's my Ishida All right, go ahead this Bill O'Reilly grenadilla. So when whenever we give a loan, we are scared that the person is going to run away. This thing seals the deal that you are not going

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nor you're going to him and hence you will get it this kind of like an absolute assurance that definitely there's no you will return to Him and He will give you back the loan. That's just very comforting. Very good. So tying it in to the to the wording of the loan

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That's beautiful to see. Look how you guys are already getting so good at reflecting upon the Quran handling that makes you feel good. But the beautiful point, right? So the loan, as a sister said, like, when we give to another person, we're like, I don't know if I'm gonna get this back right or what is the shirt that I get? But Allah is assuring us that your return is to him. And really at the end of the day, that is what this is our athlete, this is what everything is about the importance of returning to Allah and it is to refocus, right? So when it comes to giving what this verse is talking about giving for the sake of Allah is that we put everything The verse ends with what you

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need to do that remember, everything, the most important thing is the outcome of whatever happens in this life. You may give money Subhanallah and you may think I've lost or this is that whatever. But remember that you're returning to Allah. Right? So have the beautiful last reflection last reflection on on the significance of what you need to have Jeroen that you will return to him or to him alone, you will return now, this Mila I see fasea coming in from my ends from Saudi Arabia. So let's hear from you fussy, hi and sha Allah, Oh, there's so many names I'd like to pick on but let's try to be an order. All right, because he I feel free to unmute yourself and to share your

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affection. That's not really

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okay, what I learned from this is that, you know, sometimes we tend to forget the things that Allah has, you know, he has told us right, that he's going to

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give us something so we, we tend to only think about the things that is in this is the is this in this dunya sorry, in this dunya like, sometimes we will be you know, a little unsatisfied with the things that we got from Allah, like, you know, there might be some disappointments, there might be some bad news, there might be some things like, you know, simplest example would be, you know, failing in an exam, which you, you know, you studied worked hard. So, but, you know, the, all of this tying back to this, like we are getting back to we are going back to him so this is like a reminder that, you know, no matter how disappointed you are in this dunya you're going to get

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everything in the potential

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100 Exactly. Okay, that was what I said wonderfully, wonderfully. Hamdulillah that that was the last reflection of the day. Well, I wish we could do this for the next couple hours. Because as I said, once you get into the habit, and it would become of reflecting upon the Quran, it's it's almost intoxicating, to be honest, right? It almost like you want to read more, you want to recite more and more of the Quran and start to think deeply about the Quran. I will say this though, as a disclaimer, Inshallah, who to Adam, one of the conditions of reflecting upon the Quran is first understanding what Allah is saying. So it's not for us to make up our own meanings, in our own

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interpretations, and so on and so forth, we have to be very clear about what is being said. So if you speak Arabic, competent, now understanding the Arabic, if you don't speak Arabic, looking up a translation, looking up the meanings, looking up the deceit of it, once we are confident in the meaning, then we can start to reflect upon those verses. And that's why I do spend the first section of these reflections circles, really explaining the verse so that we don't interpret it in a way that is not what was not basically the message that had been delivered to us. So I'm not asking anyone to make them see it here. We don't make them see it. We leave that to the to the scholars and

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that the whole science of making dipsea But once we understand that we have a good understanding of the verse we can now begin to do to debate and contemplate the verses so just welcome Allah to everyone who attended. I had a great time 100 And I hope you had a good time as well. I'll be back tomorrow in sha Allah to Allah at the same time and will be induced number three and we will select another verse and as I said, I hope you keep this going and I hope this becomes a practice for you during Ramadan and outside of Ramadan as well. We'll Lucha Allah Allah Subhana Allah mo will be handed a shadow Allah Allah in and still feel going to relate with Kabbalah who

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is that? Come on my fair share for an amazing first round reflect session or Milan 360 inshallah we'll see you same time, same place, we won't keep you for too much longer, but I do have some housekeeping to do right at the end here inshallah. So we'll catch you tomorrow. Shift one, how many sessions do we have this week? How many sessions do we have each week just so we know exactly what to expect with you and then with our guest speakers, so I am generally am on Monday through Thursday. Because I'm on just started. I'm like, I'll take the two days first today. So I'm here today tomorrow. And then I take a one day break, but shockwave is gonna be here who's an athlete,

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and I believe Shipley's will recite for you and I personally I love his recitation my receipts not great

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but Shefali if he doesn't recite tell let him know where it says make me know be like sad to sleep was here he said that you're gonna so So recite for us? Yeah. Beautiful. Just check. We'll see very shortly. Thank you so much for starting off our Ramadan on the right foot. And Chelsea's gonna send out a

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lot it was sent out.

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Alrighty, Bismillah some really quick housekeeping does echo care for an amazing

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Start to our Ramadan. I was trying not to freak out with some of the familiar names that I saw faces mashallah from last year's Ramadan 360, we're still missing some people. So make sure that you message those who you don't see here so that we can have them as part of our daily experience. This was day number one, we are going to be here with you for 30 days inshallah. So try to make as part of your consistent daily routine. If you miss anything, I'll humbler the recordings are going to be available on your student portals. And they're available there for lifetime access. So you guys are set if you joined through Ramadan, three sixty.org and registered for the free course. Then you're

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group, any notes, gems, anything that you've benefited from, we would love to hear and see if there inshallah as well is linked on your student portal right above the welcome video. That is where you can find the direct link in Sharla. And it's going to be in your reminder emails every day as well. In sha Allah Allah. Couple quick points. Once again, I really want to thank the amazing, amazing, amazing partners that we have for this month who make these experiences possible. So a shout out to HRD in the USA, Islamic Relief in Canada and forgotten woman in the UK, please make sure that you're consistently every time you hear a little bit of a reminder. So you know supporting them in sha

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Allah and making this part of your consistent daily Ramadan routine as well. Tomorrow, we are going to be back same time same place in sha Allah with Chef other Nasir Jenga on the topic, he appointed a king. I'm very excited for that. But before that session kicks off, we have our fun tonight with shift what he was up at 4pm PST, we're going to drop the q&a form link actually in the telegram group and in your reminder email. So please collect your questions. Make sure you submit one question at a time, keep them concise, keep them focused, and make them on the topic of Ramadan. These are always really big events. If you have people who are asking you or messaging you

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questions. What do I do about this and I didn't do my Zika and I didn't do you know that panic that starts in the beginning Ramadan, make sure you have them attend that that's one night tomorrow at 4pm. And that's going to be across our social medias as well. But the direct q&a link is going to be available for those who are registered. And we're on telegram and all that fun stuff as well. I think that is pretty much it for our first day. Please make sure you're joining us consistently as best as possible. And thank you so much for your lovely smiles, your faces those who've been on screen. We'd love to see more of you in sha Allah through the Zoom experience. And please do join us

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a few minutes early tomorrow as we kick off our session at 4pm worship leave. We'll see you very soon for now take care, Stay happy, stay healthy, stay safe. And As salam o alaikum