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Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was IV, a Jemaine, and my bad. Today is Sunday, the 13th of August 2006. Welcome once again as we go through the Tafseer of surah Yusuf and derive from it the various lessons that it has to offer us. It is a school of lessons, and it only has benefit for us We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the understanding. Once again, just before continuing, we have a question here I am currently involved in pacifying depressed people. Can the shift please advise what Islam teaches? I'm gathering? The question is asking about listeners from Islam in regards to depression. Now, obviously, I can I will

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answer the question because Islam does teach us about depression. And one of the the the subjects that I have to do or that is taught at Islamic University there in Riyadh is psychology. So with that, I will try and tackle the problem. Obviously, we only answer on that which we know. And this is also a lesson that all teachers that you only answer on that which, you know, never, ever attempt to answer that what you don't know. In fact, the orlimar have said that saying no is half of him. When you don't know something you say? You don't know. Because by trying to answer something that you don't know, you only cause some more misguidance. I'm gathering from the question that she wants

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me to actually discuss about depression. Now, obviously, depression, as I was taught, when doing the psychology subject there in Riyadh, they taught us then, that depression is not a normal aspect of being sad, it's actually a more severe case of one actually being sad. So one can say it is actually intense sadness. Now, we find, especially today that this is a widespread mental illness and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his prediction, it seems that and this is the reason why also we going through sort of use of trying to obtain optimize the Muslim Ummah, and it's lessons for us in patience, that no matter what test we go through, you know, people become depressed for so many

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reasons, two reasons that come to mind, obviously, one, an external cause, and secondly, an internal cause from the external causes. Meaning, obviously, we're talking about factors that affect the outside of a person, such as the likes of losing a beloved one, or somebody may lose some money, some social standing, you know, somebody investment when bad, these are causes or external causes, causes for one to actually become depressed and become sad. So it's not a normal level of sadness, it is an intense level of one being said, and internal causes have to do obviously, with one's physical makeup such as the brain cells. I was taught also that it's an aspect of the thyroid

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hormones, if I remember correctly, has a part to play in one actually being depressed or the body actually lacking certain vitamins. Now, there are many remedies offered to us by the medical personnel and first and foremost Islam in regards to treating depression. First and foremost, in regards to the Quran talking about depression and it just comes to mind in Surah mucho de la werebear Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Menagerie Amina shavon, Leah hasta la Vina Emmylou that the secrets are the whispers of shape and are only to create grief and anxiety and sadness amongst those who believe so, the conspirators have shaken, so that he may cause grief and anxiety is to the

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believer. So this is taught to us from the Quran, the aspect of this intense level of sadness, better known as depression. So, as depression is a mental illness, obviously the treatment for it is by means as I said, First from the Holy Quran, especially in the cases where the causes are external, the patient should obviously be

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the person suffering this depression, obviously, first and foremost, he or she should be reminded of that Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the controller he is the Sustainer He is the one who holds every aspect of integrity, it's he who decides what happens and what doesn't happen. We need to be obliging and Allah subhanho wa Taala will test you I've mentioned it in the Tafseer many a time and in many elections before that, if Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you, he's going to test you so if Allah subhana wa Taala tests you, it's because he loves you, you have to be patient on it. And you have to understand the aspect of the deal. And this is from the elements of one's image, the

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stronger the image, the better the understanding. So

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this is something which a believer needs to do justice to when it comes to its understanding and believing in it is no point saying that we believe in all that or we believe that all good and bad is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and then when Allah subhanho wa Taala tests us, we start questioning Allah subhanho wa Taala This is from the evils of one actually being depressed where you live in a circumstance in state

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Where you have actually lost hope. Now, examples obviously, we can take from this habit of the law and machine learning in the manner of actually dealing with depression obviously in the different blogs and the different uscar remembrance is taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one that comes to mind is integration that we find.

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This is an authentic hadith narrated by an ambassador of the Lahore and we also have lots of Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, he taught us that at the times of distress at the time when we actually are affected by this calamity by this depression by the sadness by this intense sadness, we should say la ilaha illallah wa sallam La ilaha illa Allah horrible actual Karim La ilaha illAllah hora sumati well out of the rubble, Archie Kareem so this is taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam helping us deal with the depression obviously, we speaking from the aspect of the Quran and the Sunnah there's obviously other or the medical practitioners will recommend for you different

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medication etc. But we talking first as a believer and that which is taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala in regards to you almost in when you do find yourself suffering an intense sadness, so we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us. Obviously, we can say subhana wa Hill Avi, Glory be to Allah subhanho wa Taala who is the almighty or we can say yahaya Medical Service. Obviously, we seeking obviously a higher value meaning the EverLiving one Allah subhanho wa Taala is ever living in a human is everlasting. And we say grammatica estrellita Allah, by your mercy, we seek your we seek your assistance. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to protect us from the evils of

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actually one actually becoming depressed. This is not a praiseworthy state, obviously and the Muslim Ummah needs to exercise patience. And obviously, as we said, that depression is caused by internal and external causes, when it's externally in regards to one actually losing family or losing wealth and losing these things. We need to be patient and understand that whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala does, he does good, there is no need for us to start questioning why did this happen to me etc. This is from the weakness of one's mind. And if it's an internal aspect, obviously, we can seek medical assistance like we did mention one actually lacking the vitamins or those other things taught to us

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by the people who deal with psychology and the mind and the body in regards to ones. In regards to actually being depressed. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from that. Yesterday, we ended the Tafseer speaking about the use of alayhi salaatu wa Salaam actually in the prison, and we mentioned that he went from test to test to test Subhana Allah and he passed every test with flying colors. Then we mentioned him in the prison and we said that in Allah subhanho wa Taala His revelation in every word that he has used is a lesson for us. And obviously, we did say that the stuffs here we have left so much out because we don't have the time and we mentioned so many reasons

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at the beginning of the Tafseer we've lived so much out but in every word that Allah subhanho wa Taala has said there is a lesson from us today we will go through him in the prison and the way he portrayed himself and conducted himself and the different things that he did that he actually did. And this today respected elders and brothers My dear mothers and sisters is a lesson for all those on how to conduct themselves a lesson for all those who are specialized in the field of inviting towards good and preventing from evil how to carry out this important job responsibility properly. Now before we continue, we listen to the recitation inshallah.

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Just before continuing with the see if you know just listening to these beautiful Ayat of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the question that was asked to me just now in regards to depression, and that we have taken listen upon Listen, in the, in the Tafseer, of surah use of meaning, looking at protests that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him and that he had every reason to become depressed and suffer this intense sadness. I mean, he's a young boy and we've discussed the different trials and tribulations that he has gone through and how he dealt with himself and making sure that he didn't fall into the avenue of anxiety and depression. And if we just think about it, I was just thinking

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about it as the if we're going through, you know, as a remedy for somebody who's actually feeling sad or, or suffering from intense sadness, we should remember what use of allene salatu salam remember the aspect of the heat, he put his trust totally in Allah subhanho wa Taala. By doing that, there is no reason for one to actually become the

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depressed or it will actually help the person who is in a state of intense sadness it will assist them in coming out of them. Obviously one should like our Yusuf Ali salatu salam declaring that Allah subhanho wa Taala is above everything we he didn't. It was better for him to suffer the way he suffered as long as Allah subhanho wa Taala was happy with him. And when it comes to us respected the listeners, my dear brothers and sisters, my dear fathers and brothers, no matter what suffering we are going through, if we think to ourselves that okay, we are going through this difficult period, but what is our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala? Is he happy with us? Or is he

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upset with us? If he is happy with us, then Alhamdulillah there's nothing. There's nothing that would actually set in US Yusuf Ali in Salatu. Salam here is jailed beyond his desires beyond his wish. Obviously, he was forced into this predicament. He's totally innocent. Obviously one will say that but he said that Jay is entering the prison. He's more beloved to me. He said it because he was left with no choice. I mean, he was either given the option of just disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala and earning the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And really, if one, then the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is something that should actually make us depressed. So

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he said, Listen, I rather go into the prison, no matter how difficult the circumstance is, but my relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is intact. So when we feel this intense sadness, we should think to ourselves, you know, just as use of it, his salatu salam did what is my relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala if Allah is happy with me, then there's no reason for me to actually be sad. Obviously seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala assistance with his most beautiful names as we mentioned in the Hadith five in our bass in the Sahih Hadith. Regarding

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meaning, using the the, the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah says, as a human how you meaning the everlasting, the, the eternal, so we should seek Allah subhanho wa Taala to help using his most beautiful attributes, and then as a means of helping us also in the avenue of depression and sadness, we should affirm our hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala, like Yusuf alayhi salatu salam always have good hopes in regards to Allah subhanho wa Taala whatever Allah does, he does good, never, ever lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala so that we are saying, put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala the way you should trust Him, put total trust that whatever he does, he does good.

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And this is a test that I'm going through. And as long as Allah Subhana Allah is testing me, it means that he loves me I need to be strong. I am a believer I'm from I'm from amongst those who have accepted the prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also to help us is also or we should always, constantly seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala we should seek repentance from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the main points of halal law which are just come to mind that can help us come out or help us deal with the anxieties and depressions that we might be going through is Salah, and not just any Salah Some people say you know we need salah and we need solar and it's just

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not helping crews voila, that when you stand in front of Allah subhanahu Allah, you try and reach a level that you know that Allah subhana wa Taala is seeing you and you know that your life is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in such a way that you are happy with Allah and Allah is happy with you through so Allah because Salah puts an end to all that which is immoral and all that which is disliked by Allah subhanho wa Taala in the salata, tenha and will fascia evil mooncup so Salah is also one of the strongest remedies in putting an end to one suffering from depression. Once again, we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect our Muslim oma

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from the aspect and avenue of anxiety and depression. I mean,

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now respect to listen is we do have other questions. Unfortunately, we are pressed for time. So I have to always choose the questions that are related to the topic. Obviously, some aren't related to the topic, but we answer them because they are of importance and they might have a red flag next to the meaning the urgent and they need to be answered. So I apologize if I did. I have left out questions. But it's not the end of it's not the end of everything. Obviously you do know my contact details, feel free to contact me or phone in the station as you have been doing and putting your questions through. Obviously you can pull phone state after the program, as some people have been

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doing. If not, you can get me on my mobile. Moving on with the Tafseer. We spoke yesterday of Yusuf alayhi salatu salam in the prison and his actions and the way he conducted himself is an ocean, a school for all those who are in the avenues of inviting towards good and preventing from evil for all those who are principals of the schools for all those who are parents over their children or those who are in a post of responsibility. Now Yusuf Ali salatu salam obviously is in the prison, jailed, oppressively, he has every reason to sit and suck, but he conducts himself appropriately. How do we know

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He's conducting himself appropriately because the two young men in the prison who saw the dreams remember, just as a recap, one saw himself pouring wine and the other one saw himself with bread on top of his head, and the birds were picking, picking the bread from on top of his head. So they had this dream, they needed someone to teach them about it. They looked at Yusuf alayhi salatu. Salam, obviously, he was conducting himself appropriately. He was from amongst those who are contributors to the environment that he was in. So they said, Look, this is a person we can speak to let us go and ask him. And they did say that we see you from amongst the good doers. So please assist us in

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this dream. So that's the first aspect. The second aspect is that doing away with one's character, if Yusuf alayhi salatu salam didn't accept the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon him, and he went into depression, and we were discussing depression just now. And he was sulking in the prison and didn't portray himself appropriately, then they wouldn't have approached him. And this teaches us the aspect of having good character of being from amongst the shining stars when it comes to us, dealing with people, we speak properly and appropriately, we handle ourselves conclusively properly, you know, as a Muslim should. And we did say yesterday that today, we live in a day and age we're

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doing that with him speaking, etc, could be difficult. So what better way to do it through one's character through one's character in himself in his dealings with his family? In his dealings in his business? We said that Islam went to East Asia how, through good trade practices. And we spoke yesterday about how today our business people lie in the businesses and I did receive complaining yesterday, when I mentioned the aspect of somebody lying about the cost price when they are trying to make a sale, and how Islam has warned us against this evil aspect of lying. And people say that how can we actually convince the buyer to buy if we don't lie about our cost price?

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We need to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. This, again, is the aspect of one putting his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala is a land or $1 or a pound is meant to come to you. Nobody can take it away from you. And whatever is not meant to come from whatever is not meant to come to you. No one can make it come to you. Allah subhanho wa Taala is in total control. So we shouldn't feel that we are doing we are earning, it's our practices, it's our methodology, etc. that is making us earn, we need to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala conduct ourselves appropriately as servants of Allah, and not as servants of our desires. So he showed good character, then, in other aspects, he didn't tell them

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the dream straightaway, he didn't interpret the dreams for them. What does this teach us? This teaches us that he knew that they wanted something from him. But he wanted to teach them something that they needed to know. They may have not known that they needed this information. But he knew that they needed it more important, more important than them actually understanding the dreams was them actually knowing the aspect of the heat and belief in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So even though they didn't come asking Yusuf alayhi salatu salam, the question of the heat, he knew that they needed to know it, and it's just like when those who at sea came to Las Vegas, Allah

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Allah, he was selling them and asked him about the water of the seas.

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And they were meaning they were asking me because of the water and its purity, etc. He told them that the water is pure for you, la lomita. to end it fish is helpful, you

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might want to discuss the Hadith in detail, so as not to cause confusion. But the reason why I'm mentioning this aspect of this hadith is they came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam asking, Can we use the seawater for our purposes, for usage, because obviously, the water we have with us is for drinking. And if we use that water, we won't have water to drink. So the asking Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa send them something, he answered them what they wanted to know. And then he told him something else which they needed to know. So this is from the wisdom of an alum of a learned person, of a principal of a school, have a father in the home, he has wisdom in dealing with

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those around him. So even though you may be your son might be asking you or the student might be asking something, you will teach him that which is asking you and that which you know, he needs to know. So we learn this from the practice of use of alayhi salatu salam, then we also learned that he didn't interpret the dreams for them immediately. He waited a while he says listen, before the next meal comes, I will interpret the dream for you. I won't tell it to you now. Why? Because if he interpreted the dream for them, that was it. They would have taken it and they would have gone they wouldn't have stuck by him and waited with him and he wanted to tell them that which they needed to

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know. He wanted to tell him about Allah subhanho wa Taala you wanted to teach them about

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tauheed So, he kept him in suspense, that look, wait a little while, understand the actual meaning, the contents, I know what you guys want, I will tell you what you want to know, but not now before your food comes and then he bought time for himself and this is wisdom Subhana Allah, He bought time for himself and then dealt with them appropriately.

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So, what did he call them? He called them to talk he now remember yesterday we mentioned that he was already calling according them to total heat when they came and said in an archimedean machine, we see you from amongst the good doers. And then he told him that Listen, I will not tell you you're the interpretation. now. I'll tell you a bit later after that. What did he say? He said, Valley Kumar Mima Alemany Robbie in Nita rock to me, let me let me know the villa at home Catherine. He said that is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught me and indeed I have left the religion of those who do not believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and those who do not believe in the Akira Subhana

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Allah so immediately he's teaching to them what to heed. How do we know this? Because he's if you say is initech to me letter Camila.

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In the middle attack, he's saying I've lived the way of those people who don't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. If he says that, what is he saying? He's saying that I believe in Allah, by him saying, I have lived the way of those who don't believe in Allah. He's telling them that I believe in Allah. Then he said, Well,

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I have lived the way of those who don't believe in the hereafter. He's telling them that I believe in the hereafter. Then after that, he says, what

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he he brought him over is harkaway aku mccannon, Anna and Lucia Kabila. minchie Valley coming from the left here and in our the NES, when I cannot carnesi Nitish Kumar, beautiful words, apt word sapan RBL Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala is perfect. He tells them that I have followed the religion of my forefathers, Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and His hakala His salat wa salam and my father jacoba salat wa salam. It was not for us to associate anything with Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah. Then he says, that is the favor from Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us and upon the people, but most people No no, not when I connect the Quran and it's true respected lm brothers today, how many

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of us media mothers and sisters how many of us actually value the fact that we are Muslims, that we are from the followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Allah subhanho wa Taala says Yusuf Ali Salaam telling them what

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is cruel, but most people are not thankful and thankful of the aspect that Allah has chosen him to be from amongst the followers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from amongst the oma that is the best of all nations today for a moment if you take a second to even imagine if Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't choose you to be from amongst the Muslims who would actually come to you and give you the data towards guidance, seeing the condition of the Muslims today. So we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala the first and foremost we are Muslims. So the statement here while I can knock that unless it is Quran is something for us to ponder over to actually sit and see, as I said,

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everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala says there's a lesson for us. Allah says when I conducted a nasty lash crude, most of the people are not thankful. So how many of us actually value the guidance of Islam? And if we are Muslims today, and on top of that, Allah guides us he makes us Mr. Dean from amongst those who are practicing, we have to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala even more why because today we have Muslims, but Muslims who have gone astray May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.

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So Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam is teaching them the fundamentals of tawheed.

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And we learned this in the beautiful revelation of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a few is the way they have been put together, we take all these lessons. So he says that it wasn't our way to associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's not our way to actually associate partners we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala as one there is no one worthy of worship except one Allah, Representative al Jalil. This is the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, but most people are not thankful. So he taught them the belief in one Allah and he taught them to believe in the Akira and by him saying what about millet? era? hemos hecho iacob What is he telling them he's telling them that I believe

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in the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah, that's what he's saying. He's saying that I believe in the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in the message, so he's giving the data to them. Now, something for the fathers and mothers to understand here. Look how Yaakov Allah His salat wa salam is the hero of Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam.

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Yaqoob is his father and look how iacobelli salat wa salam is the hero of us Valley salat wa salam, no matter

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What tests and trials and tribulations he's gone through, no matter the situation that he's in, he's speaking to the speak to these people, teaching them the teachings of his father to him. His father is his hero. Today, my dear fathers, how many of us are heroes to your children? And this is a reality today, when you ask the children who are your heroes, the sad mentioning to you, the different football players, the different Hollywood actors, the different bollywood actors, and all those people out there, in politics, etc, who are the heroes, because why? As a father, maybe you left teaching this child of yours. So he is better off teaching the teachings of these misguided

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people other than your teachings. And as I said, your child's mind is like a glass of water. When the glass of water is full, we say it's full, it's filled up with water. But when we empty this glass, we say that it's filled up with it. We never say the glass is empty. It's either it's filled up with water, or it's filled up with a and we said, your child's mind is just like that. If you don't fill up your child's mind, my dear father, my dear mother, in the television is going to do the filming for you. And his friends outside the home will do the filming for you. And he those people, and the television will become his teachers. And the day you decide to guide him, he will be

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totally misguided because he won't recognize you as a teacher. And then when he speaks out there to people, you won't be saying My father told me this. And my father told me that he'd be speaking about other people. So Pamela, and we see today how much the youth actually try to emulate these personalities. So as a father, as a mother, make sure that you are the hero of your child's use of Allah salat wa salam proudly says, I am on the way of my father. I am on the way of my father Subhana Allah. So this is a lesson that we need to give cognizance to and recognize expected as above as the aspect of of parents actually being the heroes of their own children. We shouldn't make

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sure that we give them everything that the dunya has to offer. And when it comes to the Euro, we have left them totally ignorant as Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, so

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Yusuf Alayhi salat wa salam continues giving the message. So what does he say? He says, Yeah, so he'll be a surgeon continuing with the story.

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And look at the way he addresses.

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This, again, is a lesson I told you today is a day full of lessons. I mean, I've left out so many lessons, but I still have so much that we can pull out just from reading the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the way Yusuf alayhi salatu wa sallam addresses these two people in a unique way, when invite you towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's innocent, he's not really a prisoner, but he addresses them as old companions of the prison. He addresses them as they are his colleagues. Why, by using this methodology, the wisdom in it is to

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bring them closer to him.

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He's referring, referring to them as inmates of the prison by two companions of the prison by him merely using these words, he's being wise. And he's drawing these two people in teams that Listen, you are my colleagues, you are two inmates over here we are together, listen to what I have to say. So what happens automatically and those who study the who studied, you know, knowledge in regards to psychology and these aspects, our child's mind works, etc, we learn how important it is to use the correct words when addressing somebody, as I said, saying please, saying thank you saying may I say Ma'am, saying sir, as we have in the English language, so these kind of ways, when it comes to

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dealing with people has any effect. And this again, is a lesson to those who actually do the data and invite towards good and prevent from evil choosing choosing your words, appropriately choosing the words that actually make the person who's listening, lend you his or her ear. So he says, Yeah, so I have a decision

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or bourbon with the Federico and hire so panela. Another aspect when it comes to teaching,

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those specializing in the fields of education and psychology tell you that there's different ways that you would reach out to your students and different ways that you would reach out those who are lecturing, obviously, they'll tell you, there's different ways that you'd reach out to those that you are lecturing. And we also learn from the way Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually dealt with us a habit of the Allahu matrimony, whereby he would teach them sometimes by lecturing him

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or sometimes in a discussion, or sometimes in asking them a question, and asking them to reply to it, or asking them a question, which would actually make their mind think, look at Yusuf alayhi salatu salam to keep them, you know, in suspense to keep the mind working, trying to keep them interested in him. He's drawing them into him, he says out of Bab. He's asking them a question. Or babble Mustafa ricotta? Hi, Amelia, who's

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that? Oh, my two companions of the prison are separate loads

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It's a bit of meaning, having so many different loads so many different items that you worship better than having one Allah who is one and who is

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meaning the old prevailing. He's putting a question to them, that which is better to worship more than one Allah subhanho wa Taala or worshiping one a lot of visit to gela you are currently engaged in worshipping so many idols, which is better, worshiping, engaging in polytheism, meaning worshipping more than one Allah or actually worshiping one Allah but he will tell who is one who is one alcohol, the old prevailing, so he puts this question to them. And then he says, My taboo let me do it. He led

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me to move into more about Oh, come on a little behind the sofa. He says you don't worship anything

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besides me names that you and your father's have named, or your father's before you have named Sammy, and Tom you whatever accom and your father's manzanilla he'll be having so bad that Allah subhanho wa Taala has not even taught us about or told us about this is something from yourselves. what you guys are doing has no basis in religion, you have come up with something which is taught to you from your forefathers who are misguided. So what you are worshiping is me and names. He's putting the message across to them. Now obviously, this is a strong message. If you put it across in normal circumstances, you get backlash. People will respond to you, but he's using an appropriate

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approach. He drew them in yes I have a session. Oh companions. Oh my inmates. Oh, those who are with me here. Then he questions that makes them think he doesn't tell him this is right and this is wrong. He says Think about it. Or babble metaphorical a different loads better or is one Allah subhanho wa Taala better think about it. And then he explains to them that you people are not worshiping anything except me and names that you will fathers have named and you have named and Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us nothing about this behavior and this aspect when it comes to worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then he says in in lol Allah

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that

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in in her como la Lila he has commanded that you worship none except him. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only one who commands and or commands somebody to do something and not to do something all aspects of worship is only for Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Allah, what beautiful words he says that I have been commanded that I worship nobody except Allah subhanho wa Taala. So first, he says legislation is not but for Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the one who says do and he's the one who says don't. He's the one who legislates everything. There is nothing for us to come up meaning there's nothing for us to actually come with by ourselves or from our

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parents. We only do what Allah subhanaw taala said we should do and we don't do what Allah subhanho wa Taala said we shouldn't do. Then he says that Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded that you worship none except Him. And then he says that he could deem him that is the correct religion? Well, I can

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remember the first time he said that most people do not think we don't realize the guidance that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us now he's telling them appropriately that Listen, this is the reality of the situation when I can,

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but most people know much. Now there's so many lessons for us over here and we'll stop and go through the lessons that this one I can teach us step by step. If we carefully analyze these if my dear listeners we see use of Allina salatu wa sallam actually teaching three aspects of the heat that Allah have divided to heat into three categories to make us understand it better.

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And the Quran in this one ayah shows us Valley salatu salam inviting to all three aspects of the heat.

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He teaches the heat or Rubio which is the heat and the belief in the Lordship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he taught him to heat and odo here which is the heat and belief in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then he taught them to heat at a smells effect meaning to heat and believe in the quality in the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala in one ayah he's done all this how he said our verb meaning Europe and that is teaching what to rubia then he said Amara Allah tabula Yeah. So what is he teaching him by telling them this, that I have not been commanded except that I worship what Allah is teaching them to hit?

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When he said wa

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Subhana Allah Allah, he's teaching them here to heed a smell or suffer because the qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that he is worried and he's alcohol he's ever prevailing and ever permanent Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Now, obviously, just as a short lesson, the idolater

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In the martial deikun they believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala. It looked as if they didn't believe in Allah, that he was jealous. They actually believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala. However, they believed in other gods as well. Now proof of this is in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says well inside the home that if you ask them and holla personality will, who created the heavens and the earth, they will say that Allah created it. So this is proved to us that they believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala and even when they are out at sea, and the the ship that they are in is going through a severe time meaning there's a lot of waves of this rain or they are in and they are in a

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situation of difficulty. Who do they tend to they tend to Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is proof that they believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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However, they didn't believe in Allah here the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala so they acknowledge rubia that Allah is the Creator, the nourish the Sustainer However, they also believe that we need these other idols to take us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala to intercede for us with Allah subhanho wa Taala so they denied Lucia and obviously to hit Allah here is the most important aspect of tawheed that you believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala is one that is no one worthy of worship except him. Allah subhanho wa Taala is well ahead.

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He is one that is no one worthy of worship except Allah Allah Abu Dhabi Hopkin, Illa Allah, there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here in this one, we see use of AlLahi Salatu was salam, actually portraying and teaching the two inmates of the prison, the three aspects of the heat, or Rubio when he said above, the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said Allah, Allah, Allah Yeah, I have been commanded not to worship anybody except one Allah. And then we see him teaching them Vito, he'd have the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he said, Why, Allah subhanho wa Taala is one and the ever permanent. Now, we have mentioned the importance of

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inviting towards when Allah and it being the primary aspects we invite you.

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Again, we learn from this look at the first use of it. So that was Salamis inviting. I said it yesterday, that first you invite towards socially.

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This is what all the Prophet Mbita salatu salam first invited to the first thing you invite to when going out in the field of Dawa is towards the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we also learn this from the Hadith, which brings to mind which is authentic.

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The hadith of morality bingeable window sola Salalah alayhi wa sallam sent him to Yemen and the sort of loss of Allah Allah he was sent him said in nikka liketo been told by the Romagna shadow Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, that they will come to you the People of the Book from the Jews and the Christians when they come to you. Don't invite them to anything except that there is no one worthy of worship except one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the final messenger. only invite them to that don't invite them to Sala don't invite them to soccer. Don't invite them to fasting to Hajj, invite them first to talk eat. And this is what use Valley

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salatu salam did here. He didn't tell them anything else. They came to him for dreams. He told him that which they needed to know and he first invited to the main point which is to heat the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala Linda Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was for in whom? Allah COVID Alec that only if they accept your message that Allah is one and this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last prophet only after that for him and

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him sociologically Amina Laila LA. Then after that, tell them that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made compulsory upon them the rendering of the Salawat five times a day.

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But don't tell them about the cat. Don't tell them about fasting don't tell them about Hajj.

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Only tell them about sada after they've accepted to heat, then tell them about Salah if they accept Salah for in whom Allah COVID Alec for whom and Allah, Allah him

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and the Hadith carries on that tell them that Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded you to take a portion of your wealth and pass it on to the poor etc. So the Hadith goes in stages teaching us to deal with our meaning doing our in stages, doing it in stages when Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to abolish the aspect of alcohol. He didn't just take it away immediately. He did it in stages. And in the Quran, we see it whereby first Allah subhanho wa Taala says yes, a Luna can humbly one may see they asked you about alcohol and gambling. We'll see him Iseman COVID woman it really does tell them that there is a great sin in doing it in drinking alcohol and gambling woman if you're a nurse, but

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in it also these benefits and Allah subhana wa Taala lifted like that, and they oh sorry after that. He said what if more

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of that he said but tell him that we sent in doing it is more than the benefit that you might gain from it and a lot lifted up

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To the way Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yeah, you're Latina. AMITA Camila Salat

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that letter Kurosawa and to sakara that don't come near to Salah or to the west is when you are in a state or when you are drunk or not in a state where your senses are totally with you. So now there are five times daily Salah. So the aspect of them drinking, or the regularity of them drinking decreases sort of slowly, slowly now, because they have to read Salah five times a day, or the time that they would use in consuming alcohol is decreased. So slowly, slowly, now they're coming off the aspect of alcohol. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala abolishes it totally at the end, where he says in them uncommon one may see two when I'm savasana Allah

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subhanho wa Taala says that all the aspects of gambling and alcohol etc, are from the qualities of Shere Khan first and he will stay away from it. And we learn from authentic narrations that when this ayah was revealed, immediately, there's a habit of mine came out pouring the alcohol out in the streets and a stream of alcohol was flowing. And years after that when the rain used to fall in Medina, the scent of the alcohol is to come out of the ground. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded it immediately, they stayed away from it. And this again, since we discussing the aspect of how Allah subhanho wa Taala abolished alcohol is a lesson for us firstly at the deluge with our

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taking everything a step by step. Don't you know Rome wasn't built in a day you can do? You can make somebody Mr. Kim overnight you can't make someone a practicing Muslim overnight. And you can't take someone from this belief to Islam overnight. It has to be done in stages with a lot of patience with a lot of our with hikma as Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa Salaam teaches us with wisdom and also by in prioritizing debt which we invite people to and making to heat the first aspect that we invite people to we also learn from what is a habit of the Allahu Allah Jemaine did when they put the alcohol out, as soon as Allah subhanho wa Taala made it Haram. We learned from that the aspect of

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surrendering meaning giving yourself submitting to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala mcenany meaning

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that when Allah subhana wa Taala is Rasool declare something upon you or teach something to you or make something halal or make something haram that the believers feel that they have a choice in it? So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, do and you feel you have a choice? I don't have to and if Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't do you feel I have a choice, I still can. That is not the quality of a belief of American any movement in a believing man while I'm in a believing woman is of Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala but you know, meaning decrees something

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of a love. Look at the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you decrease and declare something that a believer should feel they have a choice in it. We are again, the slaves of one Allah, whatever he said, do we do whatever he told us to stay away from we stay away from because we are the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala and not of our desires. We also learn from the aspect of Yusuf alayhi salatu salam wa sallam here doing his Dawa, we learned the importance of being short and to the point where we can love him Allah Allah. This is a saying that the best of speeches is that which is short, and to the point use value. So that was wrong, didn't waste time speaking about the speaking

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about that, telling them that you know how much difficulties I've been through. This is what my brothers did to me. This is what happened to me, I was transported out of Egypt of Palestine. Now I found myself in Egypt, I had problems in, in the home of the minister, he didn't start speaking about a whole lot of things. He was short and to the point he knew he had a certain amount of time he bought their time remember with exquisite wisdom that he used when speaking to them first, when he said, I'll tell you what you want to know before the meal comes. So he bought himself time. And he used that time appropriately, he took maximum out of the time that he had, he was straight and to

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the point. Also, we learned that it is not from the practice of adapting from the one who teaches even from a teacher or a father to attack. You don't ever solve something by attacking it to how Yusuf alayhi salatu salam put a question through to them, he gave them an opportunity to think for themselves to use the brain which Allah subhana wa Taala gave them and this is important. And we learn this in the concepts of nurturing how we should deal with our children or how a teacher should deal with his or her students and also as a dad a shoe deal. The person who invites towards Allah subhanho wa Taala was the person who invites towards Allah subhanho wa Taala should deal with those

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who who he he is speaking to and those who he is inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala that he doesn't attack them. We are not alone should feel offended because the moment you start attacking people respected mothers and sisters, my dear brothers The moment you start using this methodology of attacking and being staked to the point, obviously, in certain circumstances, to be candid

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is from being wise there are certain circumstances which require you to be candid and straightforward. But by attacking, most of the time you switch off the people listening to you, so the message that you want to put across to them, they'll never listen to you Why? Because their minds are closed. So there are many ways in inviting towards Allah subhanho wa Taala as the Sharia teaches us and we also learn this from

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this from Surah. No, we have also had what Allah mentions to us Hello Hari salatu salam was inviting his people towards Allah subhanho wa Taala barbini TAO to call me Laila Wanda. Allah, I invited my people day and night. He's telling Allah subhanho wa Taala what he did, he didn't just invite them during the day, or just invite them during the night. He said, I invited him day and night. Then he says to me down to JIRA, I invited him openly so he's telling Allah subhanho wa Taala that I may have been inviting, inviting him to you in see a secretly or in secrecy, but I also invited them to you openly from Ireland to the homosassa lamesa. And then he's telling over subhana wa Taala that I

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spoke to them loudly. I put the code across loudly was Rob Zilla home. isara. And I also spoke to him, spoke to them secretly, and I put the message across quietly. So, so many different ways in doing there are so many different ways in dealing with your children, so many different ways that those who are in the secular industry and dealing with children, and even in the madrasahs, etc, can use to get through to their students. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding so many lessons from use of alayhi salatu wa sallam, then Yusuf alayhi salaatu wa Salaam talks to them again. And he says, once again addressing him as his inmates. Yes, wahiba you sit in

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a coma.

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He says, Oh companions of the prison. As for one of you, you will give drink to his master of wine, you will pour wine or you will. From here this the dream of yours here implies that you will be removed from the prison and you will have a job responsibility of pouring wine for your master.

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But as for the other one.

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And now he's talking to the second person, the person who saw the birds actually eating bread from on top of his head, he said As for you, you will be crucified and the birds will eat from your head.

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Then what does he say? For the owl Mr. Levy, he does stuff there.

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So Han Allah, Yusuf Ali salat wa salam with total wisdom narrates the dreams to these two people he interpreted for them. And just before they can change the story, and say, You know what, no, we didn't see the dream or we saw something else. He tells him immediately called El amor, la dee da stuff. That before you decide to change anything before you decide to change your stories, or telling me that this happened in this, this didn't happen. I am informing you that the matter has been decreed, and there's no turning away from it.

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Then we'll call a letter even

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with Quran in Arabic, the use of Allah His salatu salam

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tells

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the person who obviously from the interpretation of the dream thought would actually get out of the prison. That's the one who was going to be a wind Porter for the king. He tells him that listen, remember me to Europe, meaning robotic, meaning you're the king, meaning you're your master. Remember me to him, tell him about me.

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So you surviving salatu salam here. And just before speaking about that, I want to just mention that did these people actually accept use of adding salatu salam is message remember he's teaching them about?

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Did they accept the message of use of Aileen salatu salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't tell us whether they did or they didn't. But what does this teach us? This teaches us that our job is only to portray the message to give out the message. guidance is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is not our job or responsibility to guide people, as they always say you can take the horse to the water, but you can't force the horse to drink. So you can only guide somebody but you can't force them to follow your guidance. Everybody thinks independently they have their own mind that they think what and as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the calendar habima habit well I can assure

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that you do not guide who you want, but Allah subhanho wa Taala guides who he wants. So that's the point that we that we learn from the activity of use of Allah salatu salam, he didn't go out there, forcing them squeezing them to accept his message. He put the message across, whether they listen or didn't listen, that is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala guides who he wills so use of it so that wassalam here tells the one who he thought would actually get out of the prison and carry on with his you job description or job responsibilities. He was going to work in the palace, being a wine Porter for the king. He tells him listen, remember me to your

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master. Tell him about me.

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Then what happens?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, regarding use of Allah salatu salam in the aspect of these two people coming out of the prison that shavon made the person forget to remember Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam fensa who shavonda de Krabi Salah pita facility Vitara Sr. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that shavon made this person forget to remember use of Allah salatu salam o to tell his master of use of Allah He salatu wa sallam fell a bit of feces in the video as in in. And thus, he remained in the prison for several years, and several shavonne with the current beta beta, beta icynene. So use about a salatu salam, and there's a there's a lot of lessons that we can take again, from this, I

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think we are pressed for time, I don't know how much time we have left. I think it's about three minutes or so. So I won't start deriving the lessons that we do learn from this ayah today, inshallah, we'll do that tomorrow. But just to put the story into perspective, Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam was in the prison. As we heard from yesterday, he was jailed beyond his wish. And then he was faced with these two people who saw the dreams and they saw good in use of La salatu salam, they see him as a knowledgeable person, they said we can get him to help us with these dreams, he interpreted, interpreted the dreams for them, he bought some time from them and in the process,

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invited them towards the aspect of the heat, the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he interpreted interpreted to them the dream.

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And after that, he said to the one who he knew would go free, one nine, the Arabic language is one dimensional point, because I did say that he said to the one who he thought actually would be saved in Arabic language one night in the Quran, sometimes means thought, and sometimes means Yaki means he knew.

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And the most correct interpretation would be here that he knew. And this is for those who study the Arabic language they actually come across as those who study the Arabic language and study also.

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Meaning the principles or the principles that are used in deriving laws from the Sharia, you would learn this so one, in the Arabic language sometimes implies thinking or thought, and sometimes implies Yachty, meaning something which is definitely in a pattern. So use of it salatu wa sallam said to the one that he knew would go free mentioned me before your master, remind me about him, but shavon made this person forget to do what Yusuf Ali Salam requested him to use of salatu salam remained in the prison for several years. There's a lot of lessons that we can derive from this, our time has come to an end. Everything that I've said in this episode, which is correct is from Allah

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subhanho wa Taala if I've made any mistakes from myself and shavon and asked Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness. Join me again tomorrow. Also Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad