The Promise of Victory from Allah

Saad Tasleem


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The speakers discuss the transformation of people's lives and the importance of empathy in modern society. They emphasize the need for civilized societies and the importance of clarity regarding the real state of the world. They also discuss the use of the title of Islam as a reference for the relationship with the Quran and the importance of memorizing the title. The speakers emphasize the need for personal privacy and privacy in the culture of Islam.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah are people somebody around whether a lot mother overnight them? I didn't tell him because that became a long winded answer now. In fact,

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you're a graduate of marine that Ha ha ha, ha, what is that about a finger that was placed in order for somebody who was lucky but accounted for?

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So I wasn't planning on talking about Pakistan. And it's like it's done on Pakistan.

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So I'm not going to do that. So I'm not going to talk about it.

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Yes, it is true. I was there during the election. That's all I'm gonna say. I'm not gonna add anything to that.

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Yeah, I mean, we're talking about hope. So let's just leave box on.

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That's all good.

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All right, it's good enough.

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the last four months, I would imagine, have been transformative months for anyone with even the tiniest amount of faith

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because of what is happening, because I obviously could have seen it at large. And I it's kind of weird, even say, what's been happening the last four months, because we know it's not just four months old. We know it's been happening for decades and decades and decades. But it's the last four months that I think a lot of people have been

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awakened, where I think it's one of the first times in history that we've actually seen these images directly in our hands, right. So what's been happening with those things, it's not the old, right, but it's possibly the first time in history that we are now witnessing, directly the atrocities that are being committed, right. And still, we're not seeing all of it, we're still seeing actually very little of what's actually happening there. So for anyone, even with the tiniest amount of Eman, tiny, tiny amount of faith, because to feel for our brothers and sisters, the concept of empathy of brothers and sisters is part of our human, it's part of our faith. It's part of what completes our

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faith in the Hadith, I'm sure we all know and we learn as children, that now you hope that you have been entertaining while you're here. But enough say that none of you shouldn't believe until you love for your brother and your love for yourself. That this hadith is really about empathy. It's about you know, do we feel do we want for our brothers and sisters, what we want for ourselves? Do we feel what they're feeling? Or do we try to understand what they're going through? And so that's why I said, even a person who has the tiniest amount of faith in human

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How can these last four months not be transformative for them. And so, so, what has happened and what's going on in our lives, I've been going through this weird Trent transformative experience of my own, which kind of predates the four months actually lost both of my parents very close to one another, about six months ago or so. And so that kind of started everything. And then right after, you know, with

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what's happening, because I had a lot of time to, like, reflect upon my life until this moment, and how I view my life and how I look at the world. And one of the things that, you know, I've always talked about, and we always talked about making them all, like, front and center in your life. Right? So in one of the things I've often talked about is like our worldview, like, Where does our worldview come from? Some people when it comes to their relationship with a bond, they have a worldview, and they try to impose it onto the law. They're trying to make the Quran fit their worldview, right? So this is how I understand the world. This is right, wrong career because what's

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moral immoral, immoral? And then it's like, okay, I happen to be Muslim. And then I believe in the Quran. And so like, how can I make the Quran fit? How do I make it fit? And yet there are others whose worldview comes from the law. So the awesome the default, the foundation of their sense of right and wrong, their morality, their sense of good and evil, a sense of adjust and what is unjust comes from the sense of, you know, this is something which is good and it's something which is bad, it comes from the Quran, and I think one of the things that's happened in the last four months is that more and more we've begun to turn to the poor because oftentimes, you know, and I'm actually

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even sometimes give up on something.

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One of the one of the economic one of the things that I saw happen, Fox that you know, Pakistan

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we know was was

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colonized, right? Like so the Indian subcontinent Indian continent, subcontinent was colonized. And so, you know, they, you know, the people and I hate to like, I'm not trying to talk bad about like pox on India. But, you know, sometimes you find people in Boston and India have kind of like this inferiority complex, where, you know, this, you know, this mentality of, you know, there's the colonizer who's somehow better, right. And so, oftentimes, it was drilled into people that, you know, the West came, like the Brits came, and they brought civilization and morality, and right and wrong, and justice, and so on, so forth. And so they obviously the colonizer looks at those that are

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causing the calm savages, and it's not whatever, like, we are a civilized people. And this is how I will teach you how to be civilized. And so when it comes to the deen, sometimes inbox, some people look at the deed and the like, young, this is something which is backward and it doesn't really fit in, in the modern civilized world. And then now even people involved just on the they're looking at, once again, like we're all witnessing what's happening in us stuff, and how these supposedly civilized people are watching a genocide take place watching children, and babies being maimed, and brutalized and killed and murdered and slaughtered. And this, the western world is silent. Right?

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And so that facade of you know, civility, and morality is falling for people. And so now they're beginning to come back to the tradition and say, Well, maybe, you know, we haven't been all along. Right. And so where, where's my sense of like, we thought our sense of morality would come from the West, and from these, quote, civilized countries, and so on and so forth. But like, it's not there. They have, you know, it was all vague, but they are offering us and what they this front that they that they put out, it's all fake. And so now that I've just said that facade is kind of falling, and people are not turning back to the book of Obama's president and say, you know, what, because the

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book of Allah subhanaw taala is not something that is affected by the whims and desires of people. Because people were as human beings were were fickle. One day, we'll look at something and say, it's right. The next day, you know, if the winds blowing down away, will say it's not right. We go with the majority, like the majority agrees that something is right, or blocking, it's right. And it's human nature. It's human psychology, we don't like to stand out, and often give the example of like, if you go out to eat, let's say you had a good meal, and then you're out with your friends are going to end the meal. Like the waiter comes and ask the first person in the group, like, do you want

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dessert? And the first person is like, Nah, like, I eat two blocks, I cannot have to say, and the waiter asked the second person, and the Secretary said, No, I'm not going to have dessert. Like I can't say too much. And the third person, everybody in the group says, no, like, there's no possible way. I could have dessert right now. And then the waiter comes to you. And you know what, you really want some dessert looking forward to this cookie or brownie or whatever it was. Are you really going to be that one person who goes yeah, you know what? I'm gonna have some dessert. Maybe you are, right, maybe you're a rival. But the vast majority women are going, you know what? I'm good. I'll go

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home, go home, have a bowl of cereal. Don't do that. There's zero cereals? And am I the only one? Yeah, yeah. So why because human nature is we don't want to stand out. Right? But now with what's happening in the world. Subhan Allah, Allah who's kind of like Allah has put us in a position where we understand that our is our Honors comes from standing out. And, you know, I usually watch hobbling. I don't like I tend to wear whatever I want. Like, I don't care what people think. But with the whole Palestine situation, I've been very aware of like, what people are wearing and all that. And I have like this Palestine bracelet that I usually wear, I couldn't find it by wanting to

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want to wear today. And then today, walking into an airport, this is in Baltimore. I saw this young girl, this young woman, she was wearing a shirt that said, said free Palestine now, like the law,

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like we're no longer like, we're not like a love this kind of town has given us this blessing, that we're becoming furious because we understand that we have to answer to Allah who has power to it, and that our morality is not dictated by what the world deems to be right or wrong, is deemed by it is dictated by Allah who said, How do I die? And so for me, this is an amazing opportunity for us to now go back to the bookable low, which I think hunted it out. We're already doing this, but to now go back to the book of Allah and now understand these verses because we understand the book of most times, Adam, is meant for every time every play

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At least every culture, every society, whether Muslims are in power or Muslims are not in power, whether Muslims are being oppressed or whatever position we're in the book of Allah subhanaw taala applies. And when we begin to recite and contemplate the book of monks coming out, we find answers and clarity regarding everything that's happening in our lives. And so what I want to do tonight, and I'm actually going to be doing this tomorrow as well, when we talk about some chronic principles for our life and how to prepare for Milan using the five principles was to take a few verses from the book of a loveless parallel data and look at them in the context of what is happening right now.

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And so I want to begin and I know this may seem a little

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out of nowhere, but you'll see how these verses apply in general in Java data could follow along political on on your phone, this is sort of an Iran and we're going to start with verse number 130 feet. So in verse number 138, was kind of like Allah says, How do I earn a nurse to a Honda or mo Ella, they will tell you that this is a by Jana Linda, this is a this is inside of us a clear statement for humanity. And this is a coda it is guidance, and it is a novella it is instruction or a lesson, live with Turkey for those who have come along. This is a verse Now, what Allah has kind of taught us has had this is we've got to ask ourselves, what is this? What is the love referring

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to? And there's two answers to this. It can either be the previous verse, sort of Allah has meant to be 7138, or like kind of right in the middle. So either we go to the previous verse and say What is Allah has kind of added just said, that's number one, or I'll get to number two as well. But number one, we go back to the previous verse, which loves how to add assists, and select a billing company call center, a zero fill out of the phone book, Eva counterargument to book a DVM, there are similar situations have come before you as well, so traveled throughout the land and see the fate of those who denied or rejected this message. And so if Allah is saying in this, in the following verse have

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been denied us, this is a, this is a clear statement for humanity. What is it referring to? Well, firstly, in the previous verse, Allah is saying that what you're seeing the destruction of people who disobey Allah, people who are unjust people who are oppressors, this is the Sunnah. Meaning this is something that has happened over and over and over again in human history. Right, and the book of Allah has come now, to clarify this, however, Yan even us, so go travel throughout the land and see how models hello to Allah has in the past, destroyed a people because of their oppression, because of their wrongdoing, you know, in the law on the one mentioned, on the moon, and so on and so forth.

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But even in, in human history, other than that, you look at

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the Roman Empire. Does anyone know how long the Roman Empire lasted?

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Anyone know?

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Any ideas?

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About 1000 years, right? But 1000 years, people living during the Roman Empire at the height of the Roman Empire, never thought it could be destroyed. Right? It's like a world superpower. But Allah who's kind of data is telling us now, here, so Iran, and now we're sitting in 2024, listening to this, looking back now in human history and saying yes, when a nation whenever people became oppressive, when they started walking and harming other people, then there came a time to Allah subhanaw taala destroy them. So that's one and then second part of that refers to the Quran as a whole. Meaning if you recite the Quran, as a whole, you will see that not only in this issue of the

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destruction of people become oppressive, but you will see clarity regarding everything that you're seeing around you right now. So everything that's happening in the world right now, look at the book of Allah and you will find examples, you will find clarity regarding what is happening. So we have now the book of Allah who's pelota Allah and clarity regarding these, these type of people who, as we said, number one, cause corruption and destruction and oppression and so on and so forth. We have three descriptions here for the vocal above. So how do we set this first to the book of Allah number one, it is by other men in us this is a clear statement or this is an insight to humanity. So once

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again, a lot of saying turn to the book of Allah, open the book of Allah recite the book of Allah contemplate you to know the book of Allah, and you'll find clarity. And this is the yawn leanness for

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Humanity. So this this aspect, this characteristic of the Quran is generous for everyone. Anyone can open the book of Allah and they'll find clarity, they will see that what is happening in the world is amazing is kind of a you don't have to be Muslim. to benefit from that if you're just paying attention. If you're reciting the book of Allah and you know what it means, then you will find clarity regarding what is happening around you. And then we have two descriptions that are given with their specific, Allah is kind of like Allah says, It is Hooda it is guidance and it is a mo wherever it is like a reminder a lesson or instruction, but not for everyone. Only for those who

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have done so there are people we know that will open the book of Allah, they will see this clarity regarding what's happening in the world that you know what if you're an oppressor, if you're you are causing corruption upon the on Earth, if you are harming other people, you will be destroyed. This is clear in the Quran, anyone who recites it will see this section in the book of Allah. But does it serve as guidance for you or not? This depends on your tablet. If you have TEPCO if you have God consciousness if you're aware and if you're thinking of what if Allah is important to you in your life, and this will serve as a reminder, it will serve as a Mo Mo it will serve as a clear

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instruction for you. But this is only for those who have Taqwa. And that is why for us like as Muslims right now we need to ask ourselves, what is our relationship with the Quran look like? Are we just reciting the book of Allah and Autobots coming up? And we're gonna do sha Allah may Allah Allah Cerise, the month of Ramadan, we're going to be doing a lot of that we're going to be either be reciting the book of Allah or we're going to be hearing the book of Allah subhanaw taala. But what is our relationship going to be like with the book of Allah, the prophets of Allah and English send them said,

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have Jethro laka our island. The Quran is a witness or as the Quran will come as a witness for you.

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Or it will come as a witness against you. Meaning on the Day of Judgment, or another way to look at this is that the Quran will be established as a proof for you, or the Quran will establish the proof against you on the Day of Judgment. Notice here that there's no third party. There's no neutral party with the Quran. Either we come on the day of judgment and the Quran testifies for us.

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Or the Quran comes, may Allah protect this and it testifies against us alone. Which kind of dataset is the Soraa wellness zero mineral for anemia, who are Schieffer one one Rachna Lee when we sat down from the Quran,

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when we sent the Quran as a healing and as a mercy for the believers. And then Allah says, Well, I guess evil body Mina

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has for the volley me. The oppressor is the wrongdoer, that transgressors in only increases them in loss. So once again, only two parties are here. There are those who got the answers as she felt as a healing, like whatever you're dealing with in life, whatever you're going through whatever problems that you open the book of Allah, and you contemplate the book of Allah and His service, as Shiva is served as a healing, and it serves the purpose of being a mercy for the believers. And then Allah says, But as for the Jaime mean, as for the wrongdoers or the oppressors, it only increases them in loss. This is why even Abbas and others,

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they said there is no one who sits with the book of Allah, and they come back the same, either they sit with the book of Allah, and it brings the book of Allah who this person closer to Allah, or they sit with the book of Allah, and they are, they become more distant from the book of Allah, there's no neutral party with the book of Allah has power

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and the process and looks at the Quran, who either serve as a proof for you or proof against you, you know, some of our solids in the past, they will say something, which the first time I heard it, like, I was like shocked by this statement. They said that there may be a person who memorizes the whole Quran

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and they come on the Day of Judgment. But the Quran comes as a witness against this person. And yet there may be another person who has only a few verses of the Quran memorize very little, but the Quran count as a whole

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as a witness for this person. How is that possible? And I know that instinct right now is to say you know what? I should just do

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I should just not memorize the Quran. And because it made on paper Yeah. Have you heard of the Quran, memorize the Quran the Falcons have the proof against me like, let me just stay away from that. But what is the meaning of that the meaning of that is this the household who memorize the whole, even though he or she had kind of body, right, memorize the whole done, but they did not act upon the law.

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They did not take heat.

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It didn't mean anything to them. They heard the book of Allah, and they did not act upon it. And so the whole point on now comes even though personally I didn't memorize as a proof against him. The other person who only had a few short solos or a few verses of the Quran, memorize the Quran, as long as it as an entirety comes as a proof for this person, because even though they've memorized just a little bit, they acted upon the homepod.

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And so it becomes it's that it's not about memorization, that's why and then some of you may don't like to hear this, but it's the truth, the vast majority of the competitive process emblem by the way, we're not a foe of the Quran, they didn't have a whole lot of memory don't notice. The vast majority of them were not covered to cover her father the Quran? Why? Yes, there was a group of companions who is like they were instructed and Newsday to do their job was to memorize the whole Quran in person present upon Absolutely. But many of the companding some of the well known companions that we know of didn't have the whole Quran memorized. Why? Because they never took from

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the Quran, that our goal is to memorize it and stop right there.

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This is why the Senate early scholars they would say that she thought is to see too many Muslims into thinking that memorizing the book of Allah is acting upon the book of Allah.

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As long as memorizing I've done I'm good to go. Look, is memorizing the book of Allah Houthi? Absolutely 100%. But it's not a good thing. If we are deceiving if my job is done, once I have memorized that will go along. And so the Quran has been revealed in the mountains even for me your Melibea the Quran was revealed for us to act upon it, to contemplate the Quran to apply the Quran in our lives. Not that it serves as I often think it's kind of like it just serves as almost like, like a decoration piece. Like it just looks good and makes us look good. So we're getting married. And like, how do we kick off the wedding doesn't matter what's about to go down? We have a DJ on

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dystonia down on the dance floor. We got like budget out I'm still happening. But how do you know how to make this look good.

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Get a hottie to recite the Quran.

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We have created you in pairs. Beautiful verses about love will do some good as like every recitation. And now this audience job's done the cinema or, you know, I have two options. Either make the poor guy sit in this super hot gathering and reciting the book overall, right? Or four guys gonna just be like, Okay, I think my job party is about to happen right now. Like the physical X are coming out, like, whatever, I don't know, I've been attending. Whatever happens, right? Definitely a DJ DJ, you know, just go

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DJs out, like, I'm just gonna peace out here because I can't see it. And so it's like this flourish we put on our lives. And once again, it's good that

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it's good that the pod is there. But it's a problem if that's if we believe we're actually doing something by having it as a flourish in our lives. And even to have a lot sometimes at weddings. I really plan on talking about weddings.

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People like talking about weddings and Jin

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Qin wedding

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next topic, next youth night, whatever, Jin Jin Americans

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so the Quran as a flourish, right? So we regulated it as just a flourish in our lives. Like it's like this decoration piece that we turn to, other than when we are actually paying attention to the pot on when we when our lives are molded by the message of the Quran. And so with what's happening in the world right now we're beginning to realize that we need the book of Allah subhanaw taala. I'll share with you one more scary quote and I'm going to stop on this topic and I will escape too much. But one of the early scholars they said it is possible that a person sits with the Quran

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reciting the book of Allah.

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And the book of Allah is person, this person.

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So a person may sit and recite the book of Allah. And the book of Allah is cursing, this same person is reciting the book of Allah. How, how does that happen? It happens as a person is reciting the book of Allah, they're hearing instructions from Allah, they're hearing about what's wrong, and they still continue in the wrong.

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And so when Allah is condemning these people, this person is that person. Right? So for example, loves federal dialysis. If I told you we don't have Evander Kitabi, with a Corona

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was conducting these people who believe in part of the book, elite part of the book, right, like this fits with my sensibilities in the modern world. So I'll take it. But this other portion, let me go find some other interpretation for all right, let me go see, maybe there's a scholar out there somewhere who has different opinions with minority opinion out there somewhere. Okay, no, fits, right? And so now the person recites this verse, and yet they're doing the very thing that I was condemning.

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And that is why it is important that it is not it's not just about how much do I recite of the book or the law? Or how much do I memorize which don't get me wrong, it's absolutely an important integral part of our relationship with the Quran. But it is a problem when it stops there. When our relationship with the Quran just becomes about memorization, or just recitation. And, and this is definitely a learning for all of you and all of enemy as well as the month of Ramadan approach. Like how is this Ramadan going to be different than the previous ones? Are we simply going to listen to the book of alongside the book of Allah on gun hunting that good was so good? Or are we going to

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open up the book of Allah try to understand its meanings and try to reflect upon the verses of Allah subhana data, and is the book of Allah and a serve as a means of giving us perspective regarding what is happening,

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the next verse, and I can honestly talk about that one verse for a really long time, but I want to get through at least a few verses Can I jump into it. So after Allah has kind of data tells us has this and the other point of benefit there, by the way, when Watson has this, it means it's something that you have access to, is not an abstract book, abstract concept, this message from a wall is accessible to all of us. And we hold the book of Allah in our hand, as we recited upon our talents, we contemplate it in our hearts, we have a very intimate relationship with the book of Allah. And the law says, how does that play out and it does, meaning this is something that you have access to.

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So this is the book of Allah. And then now pay attention to what Allah has kind of like the Hadith says, regarding, as we said, how do I earn the nest, the fact that Allah has destroyed those people who cause corruption and destruction in the land? What about those who are witnessing that or those who are being affected by it? Or those who are a victim of that oppression? And that injustice and that wrongdoing? Allah who's come up to Allah says, What will he do?

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That do not we can or Don't falter? While I said, No, And do not grieve? Well, until are allowed in good to me. So look, what is the outcome? So we look at history and law says, the meaning is look at history and look at what happened to those who caused corruption in the land those who oppressed others, and cars and spilled blood and so on and so forth. A lot destroyed them. And so what is the message for us, those of us once again, bring it into the mob and bring it into context of 2024 when we seen now four months of like, just this really unimaginable atrocities being committed in the USA, right? The message is their outcome, leave it alone.

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Right? No injustice will go unpunished. And so Allah says, For us the messages, what are the you know, what, do not let these these losses that you have suffered, do not let them make you feel weak? Because what happens when we suffer a loss? We feel weak. And really, our scholars say the one deals is like the visible part. And so when we have one, we're like, we physically kind of like, become status, we're not able to move forward. And we we've been seeing that happen, right? And we are kind of we've been fighting that we know this guy feels like like, you know, I've been to protests. I've been to marches. I'm trying to do what I can do. I'm like, putting things online

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which reading awareness, but like, what am I going to do?

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I can't affect any change, like the bond is not stopping. The atrocities are not stopping, like nothing's changing. And so what is when we begin to feel weak in the sense that we're like, there's no point?

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Like, what's the point? And so Allah says, Well, I think, like, because you suffered loss, don't let that stop you from doing what you can do to affect change. What I said, and this is kind of the emotional or the psychological part that that psychologically, don't, so that the world is physical, right? Like physically, be strong, do what you're capable of doing. And then psychologically, take care of yourself emotionally and psychologically, because that is going to affect your behavior. So don't let don't let that bring you down, why the outcome is what I'm doing are allowing that you will certainly have the upper hand, you will certainly be victorious. But it comes with a caveat.

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What's the caveats in queueing to vote meaning as long as you have email?

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And that is why one of my teachers in particular said that around the 2020, for like, 2020s

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is what it seems that policy will be for you. And so

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now, what does this prediction come from?

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He said, if you look at

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if you look at the

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if you look at the 80s,

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when you had when you had the resistance, the resistance in the 80s A lot of it was based off of nationalism, right? Arab nationalism and Palestine as a as a nation. And so we the 80s, comes from a generation that is now born and raised

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with Israel under control or Israel's taken control, right? So you have a generation raised in that, right. So the 80s is when that happened, you look about 40 years for a generation. So that's where 1940s To the 80s. That's one generation. So there's now the 80s was a first generation of Palestinians that have been occupied, and that had been colonized. Right? And now their resistance movement came in the 80s. But it was there was a lot of nationalism. Right? Now, one more generation is how many more years?

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About 40 years. Now, there's a second generation of Palestinians right now, who have been born and raised in occupation and brutality.

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But where is their? What? Where? How are they approaching their resistance? We all know the answer to this. We've all seen the videos. Look at the Palestinians right now. when anything happens, what do they say,

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has gone along whenever they say Allah is sufficient for us. Allah is the Protector. They're like, we don't care that Arab nations have abandoned us, doesn't matter. The people in power have abandoned us, doesn't matter if the so called Moral nations of the world have abandoned us it doesn't matter because we have Allah Subhan Allah to Allah has when Allah Allah is sufficient for us. Allah is the ultimate protector. And this is not just one video. This is video after video after video, where does this come from? You know where this comes from. You don't know what you don't just wake up and have that attitude in life. These children who are born in occupation, they have been

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given this tibia from the moment that they're born. And so now this generation has been raised with this incredible amount of emotion that now serves for others as one reason that we're looking at the people of Versa, beautiful see, are like that, that's, that's amazing, that we get to see that and witness that. And that encourages us, we are learning for the people of us, because we know how what they're dealing with. And we know that they are belonging to 100% upon Allah subhana wa Tada. Right. So that's why he said, look at the 80s give it one more generation, you talked about 2020s This is that time. And so we wanted to try to make that true that it is soon in the coming days that we see

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pharmacy be free.

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But the point is in two more minutes, if you are believers, and have no doubt this is a message of love. It's kind of like an arrow that you will be

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Be victorious that you will have the upper hand. But it is only if you have Eman and this for us our brothers and sisters, you know we whether we're looking at a red cell, whether we're looking at our weaker brothers and sisters, whether we're looking at what's happening in Sudan, when we look at Kashmir and we look at our brothers and sisters in India, whatever part of the world we understand is part of our our Edith is part of our faith that our reward is secured with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, we just have to keep doing what we're doing.

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Our word is secure with Allah. And this is why I like the people of Palestine. It's very interesting to kind of love the people who have stuff. If you look at what's happening right now. They they know that the next moment of their life is not guaranteed. Right? And so you ask, so how do we why would that how and why do they continue? They continue, because they know that their reward is when political tomorrow is not guaranteed? We talked about this, right? But for a lot of us is not a reality. Right? We're living in nice, comfy, cushy lives, and Allah protect all of us preserve you and all of us. I mean, Europe. But for a lot of us, we don't know the reality of you know,

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my brother in law is Palestinian, by the way, he's telling me this one thing I could share this before is you might have heard this, he said, he's telling me something that I didn't even I couldn't even understand, right? He's like, he was telling me that in the house, when people hear like an explosion, that they get happy.

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Alright, so we were a lot protectors here explosion, we freak out, right? We're like what's going on? We get scares, but the people who have stuff, they can have the wild, they get happy?

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Because they know they're still here. Can you imagine what that is like? That you hear exposure means if you hear somebody, I heard the explosion, and I'm still here, and my children are here, maybe the building I'm in is still intact 100 that they get happy. That's a very different way of looking at life.

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And that means that their email is at a level they're like, Well, I'm just gonna, I just I know that if I'm working for the sake of others, I like the idea that my reward is secure, doesn't matter what the outcome is, the outcome is ultimate, you have the upper hand, and we may see it in our lifetime. Or we may see it in the afterlife. That was part of that data. Right? And so sometimes we may lose hope because we're like, I'm not seeing results fast enough. Right? I'm not seeing like people are there. Like, we see Israel continue to

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commit these atrocities. And they're like, when is the climax? Like what is? What is it gonna happen? And I've heard people say this, right? Like, I want to see the I love a lot today.

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And I always tell them, Allah knows better when the other, I have a washer. Because sometimes a lot of delays people, to increase them in their punishment. So don't don't always don't always think that you know, it has to come right now. And we ask Allah to to make it slip to bring relief. Absolutely. But if Allah decides otherwise, that's what was wisdom. Right? We don't ask for that. But we that's how we understand delay. Right? A very good example is those of you who take my shield Pong seminar is this she applied? Because this yaupon is like the worst guy ever. Right? He asked Allah to delay his demise. Right? But you know, you're nearby to me said delay my demise until the

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day of resurrection. And then in my class, I asked him, like, Why didn't Allah just send him to hell, right, and like, go to hell, right now. We didn't go right now. Why did that happen? Right. And this was one of the wisdoms of that because if Allah wanted to, as soon as a police disobeyed, Allah refused to prostrate and he became arrogant, and actually the police does you take the house? He blamed a law for his own misguidance right? From the bowels Wait, and he says, Oh Allah by the error that you have put in like you led me astray. He blamed Allah and our humanity that took arrogance. He's standing in front of Allah and blaming Allah for his own

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his own misguidance you said like you led me astray, like I don't deserve to make those.

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Like, Why did Allah send him to help immediately one of his many wisdoms behind an issue, one of the wisdoms behind that issue is that the law will not punish anyone unjust even the worst people in the world alone will not punish anyone adjusted.

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People will get what they deserve.

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Right. You will do the day

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Many people will get what they deserve. And so if a piece is going to be punished in the most severe way he has to earn it. Right? How do you How does he earn it, the longer he stays alive, the more sins he accumulates, the more has to be taken into account. And so that's why when we see an evil person,

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that's sometimes and you have got this resolved, like, like, you know, to say, like, a good guy. Yeah.

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Yeah. And like, good people tend to die. Why is it like the worst people that the longest, like these dictators or whatever you discover

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what's going on, on life, like, it's unfair? Well, it could be the Dodgers lost friends, it could be that was delayed this person so that they accumulate more says and they have more to be held to account for. And this is so for us. Imerman means understanding what ultimate alone means that you will have the upper hand and the punishment of the afterlife is nothing like the punishment of this life. And so we may not we may not and I don't know how long my life is, I don't know how long your life is we may not see in our in our life, the depending on how long we live, Palestine be free. But does that mean we lose hope? No, absolutely not. Does that mean we stopped doing whatever we can do

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to establish justice upon Earth? Absolutely not. Because we know our reward is secured with a lump sum. How do

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I know I'm like way over my time, I'm gonna go one where I'm

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The next guy Allah who's Panama to Allah says, he says to

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muscle over

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there, if you have suffered some injuries, then they that there are people before you who have suffered injuries like that. Now in a specific context here is actually the battle ahead. And so we those of you, you know, setting some see a lot you know, that the value of will some suffered a lot of losses, they were feeling disheartened.

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And so Allah subhanaw taala is reminding them so once again, I was trying to Allah says, Do not we could not falter, do not.

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Do not, do not grieve, alone, like you now, after a bad when believers are feeling like, you know, this is like a defeat. Or why say I'm doing fine. Oh, like you will be victorious. They can't see it right now. But let's say other people are low income, meaning if you are true believers, you will have the upper hand, maybe not today, maybe not now, and depends on how you're looking at the upper hand, but you will have the upper hand. And then Allah, Allah says, As for the injuries that you have suffered right now that you know that those who came before you, they have suffered injuries as well. And so this is specifically the battle and abandoned bender. So even during the Battle of

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Valiant, which was a victory for the believers, there were still those who suffered some some injuries. But the larger broader context now for us is that this is once again, this is the Sunnah of Allah, Allah, Allah azza wa jal will try this and test us and we will suffer loss and injuries because this is the way of Allah and all we have to do is look back. Look at the generations that came before us and look at what they have suffered. This is not something new from above, it's kind of like the IRA. And then Allah says, can a young widow have a nurse, these are the days that we alternate among people. And these alternation, or this, this alternating is days of or times or

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moments of victory, and moments of boss, even in the last 14 1500 years, we're gonna start with history. You see, this, alternating of days, that there are times where Muslims have victories, and there's times that Muslims have losses, and almost, I don't want it to every battle that a Muslim ever fought to could have been victorious. But that is not the way of Allah is

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that there are days when we are in victorious, there are moments where we are victorious. And there are moments that when you suffer losses as well, this is part of this life. And then so

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this is on a on a human level. And also on a personal level, this is true as well. So we're gonna have days where we feel victorious. And we've had those days where everything seems to be going right. We had goals and aspirations and we're seeing to meet our goals and aspirations. And then we have days and moments and times in our lives, where things seem to be going wrong. And we have to ask ourselves, what is happening when we look at the book of Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, but Allah says, look at the people who came before you, we understand that that is what life is. There is no lie.

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Have in which you will not have ups and downs. But what happens in the down what happens when things seem to be going not in our favor, we've made plans and all of those plans have fallen by the wayside.

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I know a lot of you are young right now. But I guarantee you that you're going to have a

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regardless of what you're going to know some aspiration to have, because I can make this guarantee because this is the guarantee of a postpartum Yagoda happiness. These are the days that we alternate amongst human beings. Everyone has ups and downs, but do we have the proper perspective regarding what is happening? What why? When he I don't know, often that either omen. So Allahu Subhana. Allah can reveal those who have faith. That is why we have ups and downs. So when times are good, how do we behave?

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Is our imagine playing a role in our good times?

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And then when times are bad, is our Eman playing a role in those difficult times in those bad times. Because in both cases, our Imam is challenged, our faith is challenged. When things are going well, for us, are we doing what we're supposed to be doing in the good time because it is in the good times. And by the way, it companions, they were often feared the good times more than the difficult times? Because in the good times, he would say it difficult to take difficult times and understand this intestinal wall, like I'm going through a hardship. I know this is difficult. I know I'm being tested. But do we understand that we're being tested? When things are going well?

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Like what are we doing with the blessing that Allah has printed out is given to us, for example, are we making the amount of sugar that we should be making during when things are going well?

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That's also a testament to competitive fear that they would fear that you know, things are going well. Am I aware of my cognizant of the fact that I'm even though things are going well, I'm still being tested, I'm still at this is still a trial for me, my whether it be wealth, whether it be family, whether it be health, all of those are tests and trials move on.

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But when things are going well, we may not realize that. And so this alternating is alternating days of good and bad and hardship and ease and so on and so forth. This is to Allah Subhana Allah when Allah so Allah can reveal those who have faith.

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You know, the prophets I said, and

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he said, In the masala, who, in the submitted Buddha, he said that patience, you know, patience is part of our email,

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that patience is revealed at the onset of a calamity. And I would say like, if you ask the average Muslim,

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who's heard like a hook, or crook was in talks on like, patients, it's important to be patient. And you ask the person, are you a patient person? Most of us would say, Yeah, I'm pretty patient, especially if you're trying to get married. Right? And you got those, you know, those forms, you fill out those 100 100 questions, y'all know what the 100 questions, right? Your strengths and your weaknesses? Right. And to me, like those are, those are the most useless things ever. Because nobody's gonna, like put like, their real weaknesses on like, one of those questionnaires, right. So what do you find those questionnaires? What are your weaknesses? Well, uh, yeah, I care too much.

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I'm just too passionate about myself.

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I'm just, that's what people see.

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If you want to know the reality of a person, look at how they behave. When, as as I'm sorry to do this, to quote the Joker in The Dark Knight.

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How do they act when the chips are down? Sorry, I'm showing my normal con preferences. I'm done. I just need to do one. And then it's done. It's over. But once again, when they when when when a calamity strikes? That is the test server.

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Right? And you realistically run once again, you have a messiah, you will get them in their most vulnerable moments. When the calamity and we've seen We've all seen it, right. We've seen fresh wounds. We've seen limbs severed, and with their limbs centered with blood rushes out of their bodies, as they're holding their children and their parents and their families in their hands. We look at how they react in those moments. Dr. Nina Herman. So lucky reveal the people of Eman and we see how well this is how do I gather is revealing the people of Eman in follow seen in herself. And so for us, we have to ask ourselves, what is happening to our humanity in these times, and then our

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boss says we have to

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I got to go Shuhada. So that was kind of data can take from you. And this is amazing the wording here, we get definitely that didn't take from you Shuhada. Because the reality is that it's very hard to choose to be a shoo in,

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it's very hard to put yourself in a position and to say I want to be issues, and how good a job this is, for a lot of us, we're not in that position, the Sahaba had to sometimes make that choice we're going out to battle is, there's a good likelihood we're not going to return, we're not gonna come back to our families. And so the word that I loved was I don't know how to use this is with dividend income shooting that it takes amongst to show that in a lot chooses for you.

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This honor was given to the select people. That is what what alternates today is that is what Allah brings about hardship, because this honor of a *gy, this is something that Allah will reveal.

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And for those of us who are not in that position,

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we have to ask ourselves, when we see what is happening, do we have that desire, at least,

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to be efficient, to be able to some orders, because you know the prophets of Allah who already sent them, he told us that a person may die on their they may die on their bed.

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I left Washington the other day. And Allah will give them Manasa Shuhada Allahu this person amongst the monetization ranks rents of the shahada of the martyrs how, why? Because the person in their hearts, they had the desire. They said, I want I wish I had that honor, always alive, put me in that position that I could defend my brothers and sisters. I wish I could be in that position where Allah subhanaw taala could honor me. And so even though this person and look we're not in that position, but we have to ask ourselves when we're looking at our brothers and sisters in policy, and so on and so forth, that do we have that desire in our hearts to defend them? Even though we physically can't

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You can't do that. But it is what is happening in our hearts right now. Will love without your hip avoiding means that Obama is kind of out of says and Allah does not love those or law does not like those. Allah does not like the wrongdoers. This one's getting clarification of those who are the oppressors. And by the way, during the Battle of the head, these are two parties. There are no end with this angelic data. There was the wishing Cohen, who were clear, the clear leader, he was the owner of the law. I mean, they were the oppressors and wrongdoers, but then we had those amongst the ranks of the believers. Who were those people that were not physical assets? Right? We know during

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the battle, that 1/3 of the Muslim army turned around the third of the army turned around. And Allah knows how much Allah is saying, Look, here it is, this is clarity for you. Allah is purifying the ranks. And we find today in aguma, Allah, I do either is purifying the ranks? Have we not seen people's true faces?

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I want you to answer that you know the answer.

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We see you see what is happening today. And oftentimes we look at you look at the leadership, right. And one of the one of the, you know,

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one of the one of the

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the mindset we fall into is to look at, you know, Muslim countries and their leaders and, you know, they're not like, they're not helping us. They're not helping our brothers and sisters, and thought, right. But I also want you to pay attention to the rest of you.

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Right, not the people in power. But how's the Omar reacting? And I hope the villa is right it is because we see that the OMA is with the people of

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the masses, the people are there in mind and spirit and they're all saying we wish we could defend them. We wish we could be there with them. Anything we can do. So what I tell you what I said no one alone into learning how

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