Tafseer of Surah An Naml #25 Their hearts are blind

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The importance of asking for guidance from Allah to maintain alignment is emphasized, along with the need to know the exact timing of death. The speaker discusses the context of the ayah and the related circumstances, including the disbelief of death and the need for people to know their exact time. The importance of history and understanding the world is also emphasized, along with the need for a way to understand the world based on spirituality and reality.

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So yes,

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we make the du'a that we ask Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to keep our hearts aligned

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and focused.

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If Allah

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causes someone's heart to deviate,

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then there is none that can rescue him.

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So as a believer,

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we need to constantly ask Allah

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for guidance. Allah is kind. Allah is merciful.

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If a person is sincere and he is

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passionate and he turns towards Allah, then Allah

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will surely keep him focused on the path

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of truth. But the key thing is you

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need to be constantly.

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What they say in English, what's the challenge

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of life? It's so daily. A person who's

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fit, he doesn't, you know, exercise and it's

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over. You gotta be at it all the

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time. Yes. As a believer, you gotta be

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at it all the time. You gotta beg

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your creator constantly.

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You need to be on it all the

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time to maintain that,

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you know,

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Verse 65, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says, kullahialamanfis

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samawati walardilgheba

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illallah. So first, I look at the translation.

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Say unto them oh

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Muhammad

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Say unto them, Nobody in the skies or

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the earth

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knows the unseen

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but Allah.

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In the context of this ayah,

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there's few things that we need to,

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you know, take note of. Number 1, it

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is our and our belief that Allah alone,

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Allah alone is.

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Only

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Allah has the absolute knowledge of the unseen.

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No angel,

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no prophet, no saint. We need to be

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clear on this here. Allah himself

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and exclusively

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knows the absolute knowledge of the unseen.

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Yes. There are certain times

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where Allah

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conveys

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certain maghibaat,

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things of the unseen,

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to angels and prophets. But it's not something

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they know, it is Allah informing them. It

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is Allah informing them. So there's a difference

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between the 2,

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you know, and and that is why it's

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completely forbidden

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to go to fortune tellers and people who

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want to supposedly tell you your destiny. You

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know the easiest way? Ask that man about

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your past.

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You know your past. If he if he

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knows what he knows and he claims what

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he claims, tell him, hey, listen. Tell me

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about 5 years ago. You know what had

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happened. You know what happened last week. Ask

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him there. And then immediately for Buhita for

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Affam, he will be exposed. It's all just,

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you know, the hogwash hogwash.

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Only Allah knows.

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You'll

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this year will bring this good luck and

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that omen and this,

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happenings and this development. What is this? Only

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Allah.

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Nobody knows. Men who?

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Is in the earth.

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And the earth.

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The unseen. But

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Allah. So that's the first thing we need

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to know.

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The scholars say the context of this ayah

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and the related circumstances

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were that the disbelievers kept on asking the

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prophet

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when is qiyama?

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So the messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam said, I

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don't know. Again,

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in the

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so Allah has given us a and signs

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of

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that when this happens, it's coming closer and

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closer and closer. And of course, they are

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the

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the far and the close, etcetera, and in

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the books of Hadith. But the absolute time,

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is only known to Allah.

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So, these people used to argue that Adam

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that because you don't know, that means it

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won't happen,

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which which is such a baseless argument, which

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is such a baseless argument.

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You haven't seen half the world, so do

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you say that world doesn't exist? You haven't

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been to a country, so you deny it.

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Now everybody speaks about it, and you know

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people are living there, but because you didn't

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see it, so what? You cannot claim that

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it doesn't happen or it didn't occur because

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you don't know.

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So that that argument is refuted. It will

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happen, and it's going to happen. The fact

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that the knowledge and the precise moment and

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the absolute hour of qiyama,

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Allah has kept that to himself in his

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wisdom.

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I often say, and you could

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agree with me or disagree,

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that,

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you know, sometimes humans say, oh, it would

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be so nice if we knew when we're

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going to pass away.

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And while there might be a supposed

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positive side to that, but process this carefully

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and think about it properly and you would

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realize

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how kind Allah is to us that he

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has kept that knowledge away from us.

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This is my own thinking. Right?

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala's mercy upon us, his

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favor upon us that he has not given

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us the absolute time of our death.

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If we

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number 1, just just just, you know, what,

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apply your thought process

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as as as I'm thinking in in this

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regard.

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If Allah were to tell us our exact

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time of death,

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can you imagine

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how people would stop living before the actual

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time?

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In the fear

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of the eventuality

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and knowing.

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I just got a year left.

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No, it's fine. I just got a month

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left. I don't want to eat. I don't

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want to come. I don't want to shower.

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I don't want to dress. I don't want

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to go to work. And what would we

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be doing our whole life? Going, I'm I'm

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going to visit him. Why? He's he's dying

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in 5 days. No. No. Leave him. He's

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still got 5 days. You'll come here by

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my neighbor. He's going in 4 days. Never

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mind that. You better come to my cousin.

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He's going to in 3 days. Leave him

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as a friend of mine's. He just got

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he's going in 2 day. Our whole life

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will be just going to visit people because

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he's going he's going now, he's going this,

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he's going that. That's the one thing. Second

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thing,

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Allah hasn't given us the absolute time, and

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he told us to prepare because death can

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come sudden, yet we're so arrogant, yet we're

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so bold and so proud. Imagine if we

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knew when we're going to die. We would

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carry on like we're in control of this

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world because I still got 10 years.

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I can party. I can indulge. I still

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got 10 years to sort my life out.

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I'll do it when time comes. It's all

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okay.

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It's all okay. And, of course, that wouldn't

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have happened in preparation because before you know,

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the 10 years have lapsed.

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But when man is unaware of his death,

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he's still so arrogant. Can you imagine if

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man knew his time of death,

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you know, what would be the extent of

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his arrogance?

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So Allah's knowledge is perfect and it is

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part of his infinite wisdom that he has

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not given us the absolute point of qiyama

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in its precise timing. He's given us a

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lot of indications

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and and symbols and signs towards it. And,

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this is the verse we recited.

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Say unto them, nobody in the skies and

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the earth knows the

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absolute knowledge of the unseen. Yes, the prophet

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told us this will happen, this will happen,

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And exactly as he, sallallahu alaihi wasallam, said,

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in fact, I often tell people who want

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to revert to Islam. Say, okay. Give me

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one reason I must become a Muslim. Now

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obviously, this man is academic, he's intellectual, he's

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scientific,

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so he's not going to understand fully or

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appreciate the beauty of the Quran. I say

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to him, here's a point of reflection.

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Look at the things happening in this world

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and study

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the chapters of Maghibaat.

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Maghibaat

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is,

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the things the prophet

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had prophesized.

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So somebody who prophesized this 14 centuries ago

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and here you are witnessing this here, Now

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you explained this year other than this being

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divine.

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Okay.

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We move on.

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Leave alone the knowledge of the unseen.

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These disbelievers,

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them,

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like everyone else, they don't even know when

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they will be resurrected.

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You don't know when you'll die. You won't

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know when you'll be resurrected.

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Leave alone you asking, when is Kiamat? No.

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I need to know. Who are you to

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speak?

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Who are you to speak, and what is

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your knowledge, and what is your muscle, and

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where do you stand? You don't even know.

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Umwatun. Allah says humans are dead.

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They have no life.

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Allah refers to Himself

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rely on the Beel

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who is ever living and will never die.

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Al Hayy who is ever living by himself.

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Al Qayyum

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who has given life to everyone.

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So I am Al Hayy Alati Yamut, I

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am living now and you are living through

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the will of Allah but I'm going to

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die and you're going to die.

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Death will come to me and death will

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come to you. They said, No, we're just

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waiting for this Prophet to die.

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So Allah said, So if he's gonna die,

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are you gonna live?

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My word. The way Allah replies, it's

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oh my brother, my sister, I hope I

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can stimulate in you the passion of Quran.

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Let's move on otherwise we will just be

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at this one verse here.

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Their knowledge regarding

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has failed them. It's failed. In this world,

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they can't explore being adventurous and discovering and

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understanding and scientific

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and breakthrough and you know what? Going to,

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to to this you know, to to Jupiter

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and going to

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space and and doing all these kind of

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things and so wow.

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Right? They know the outward of this world.

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The apparent.

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So, the scholars say when Allah Allah didn't

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say they know this world. Allah said they

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know the outer side. This is mentioned in

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Madaricus, Tanzil,

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which indicates this world has two sides. The

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outer side, the apparent, and the inner side,

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meaning metaphorically the side that brings you close

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to akhirah.

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They heedless about it. In the matter of

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akhirah,

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useless. Failed them. And he said, this guy,

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he is so calculated. He's so methodical. He's

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so disciplined.

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But when it comes to matters with his

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parents, he's just lost his plot. He's got

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no respect. He's got no behavior. He's got

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no mannerism.

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This guy is such an amazing person, or

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she's such an amazing woman, you know, in

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the forums, in the network, in the neighborhood,

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but at home as a spouse, as a

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partner,

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minus, not even 0.

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These people in terms of world have done

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everything. But when it came to akhira,

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their knowledge has failed them.

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They're doubting it.

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They are blind about it. They are so

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blind that even if you give them compelling

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arguments, they still don't accept it.

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None can be more blind than the one

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who refused to see. None can be more

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deaf than the one who doesn't want to

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listen.

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That's it. If you refuse to see, then

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there's no way I can make you see.

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If you refuse to hear, there's no way

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I can make you hear.

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They are. They are blind about it. And

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yet there's another explanation and is mentioned in

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many tafasir and in Marif ul Quran as

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well that their knowledge of akhirah will conclude

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and be wholesome and complete, but in akhirah,

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when everything will lay bare before them, open

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before them, and they'll say, oh, no, yeah.

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Jannat is real. Correct. Yeah. You were right.

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Sadaq al Mursalun, the prophet, spoke the truth.

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Alas, it's too late. Alas, it's too late.

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He said, My son, don't don't use the

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word divorce. Don't do this here. Don't do

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this here.

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Manage yourself. Restrain your anger. You need anger

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management.

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No, no, no. I know what I'm doing.

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I'm in control. Nobody can

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provoke me. I'm calm. I'm composed. I'm calculated.

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Oops, dad. No, you're right. Now I regret

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it. I'm afraid. Now it's irreversible.

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Now you've done it.

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There's nothing I can do. I I I

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offered what I told you, but you were

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too smart at that time. Now to make

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the regret, it's too late. And in this

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world, you can still atone in some way

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or the other. But once you've come to

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Akhirah, there's no coming back to this world.

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Next verse, What did the disbelievers say?

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When we will be reduced to sin.

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Alright?

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And our parents.

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Like, really? Will we be created again? Are

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you serious about this whole next life? I'm

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saying to you, my brother and my sister,

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put faith, religion,

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divine scriptures on hold momentarily.

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Doesn't your logic even call for another world?

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I mean, when you just see the happenings

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of the world, he's a tyrant. He's he's

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he's just is it just that he's born

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on the right side of the world and

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you born on the wrong side of the

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world and he came in the right era,

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and you were in the wrong era, and

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he was in the correct family, and you

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were in the wrong family, so he could

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butcher, massacre, kill, and loot, and and and,

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abuse, and and you had to be the

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victim and, you know, he just acquitted

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and,

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no implications on him. There has to be

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another day.

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It has to be a day where he'll

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be meted out and every injustice he will

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have to deal with. And Hajj Hajj bin

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Yousuf, when when he passed seen him in

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a dream and asked him, how did you

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fare?

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For every person that I killed unjustly,

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Allah made me taste the agony of death

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once. Hence, when Hajjad said to,

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decide how you want, I must execute you.

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So Sahid bin Jabir

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said I'm going to direct that question back

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to you. You decide how Allah wants how

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Allah must punish you. The manner in which

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you want retribution,

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that's how you must inflict torture in this

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world. So if you want to be punished

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like this in that way, well, then do

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that to me because that's coming your way.

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Even logic tells you man, there has to

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be another world.

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The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam's dua

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It is our belief

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that

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it's real, it's absolute.

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Allah says that when they will be resurrected

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before Allah, Allah will say that,

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here it is, it's an absolute truth.

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But you thought it wasn't going to happen,

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well here it has happened.

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What they used to say? Oh, we've been

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hearing this. It was told to us. It

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was told to our ancestors.

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But the truth be told, these are just

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ancient tales. These are just invented stories.

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These these are just fabrications that have been

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thrown loose out there. There's nothing to back

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it. So in the narration of Al Bidayah

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1 Ni Haya, they came to the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and they said, if

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you are a prophet,

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come to the graveyard and revive some of

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our ancestors,

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and we want them to agree that after

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death, they witness what,

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what you are telling us about. If they

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stand up from the grave, and amongst them

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must be Qusebin Kilaab, and he agrees that

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you would hang

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on. What is this? What's what's an examination?

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Tell us the answers from before. We need

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to know what you're going to ask us.

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Then why do you call it an exams?

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Why do you call it an exam?

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Look at the response of Allah, you don't

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believe, you don't trust

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then put on

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the spectacles of reflection

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and travel the world.

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Not travel with entertainment

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and with,

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recreation.

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Travel with the eye of reflection.

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Go and see.

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There are wells

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in which the neighborhood was once developed and

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established. Now those wells lie abandoned.

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Oh, these are the ruins of the palace

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of so and so. This empire lived here.

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This dynasty lived here.

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Oh my word. Oh my Allah.

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Oh my

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You lived in the dwellings of those who

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preceded you, who became victims of the wrath

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of Allah.

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You've seen with your own eyes

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that man was a tyrant with the passage

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of time. How? Yes. Allah gave him grace

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and respite. But did he fall? Yes. He

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fell. Did he die? Yes. He died. Did

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the sun set on his empire? Yes. It

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set.

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So why won't it set on you?

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Why won't it happen to you? Surely, it's

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going to happen.

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Why don't they travel the earth and see

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and reflect and learn so that they can

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ponder and understand?

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It is not the outer eye that it

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is blind.

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It is that inner eye that is blind.

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We ask Allah

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to grant us basarat

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and basirat.

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Basarat means the outer vision, the apparent light,

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and basirat means the inner eye the inner

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eye. I was once sitting in Madinah Munawara,

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and may Allah take us repeatedly

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repeatedly there to the holy lands and sitting

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in the masjid of the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wasallam. And adjacent to me was an Indonesian

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brother who was visually impaired

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and,

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he was crying in his prayer and it

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was emotional and it made me tear. And

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then this eye struck my heart that he

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doesn't have the physical eye, but Allah has

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given him the inner eye. How blessed is

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he that he is enjoying the richness of

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the moment with that inner vision

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versus a person who might have the physical

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eye, but he comes to Medina, and he's

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deprived of the spirituality

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the spirituality

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and derived of drawing from the richness of

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that place and understanding that this is.

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This is the location on which revelation came.

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We ask

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Allah

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to grant us that foresight and that vision

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and that understanding.

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So we are amongst those people

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around us.

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around us.