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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while earning he or Sufi here woman why Allah this is the Tafseer for solitude Malik May Allah subhanaw taala reward all of those who are watching live and all of those who watch later may last pattern bless you and your families Aloma. I mean Surah 12 Malik is one of the most important Surah of the Quran, to memorize, to understand, to implement and to recite and to teach Surah to will mark is so important that it was reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not sleep until he recited the surah. We'll talk about why. Now we want to delve into the overview of the surah. First and foremost, it is a makin Surah

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one of the earlier revelations according to many of the scholars, and most importantly, you have to know the surah contains a number of important foundational themes in theology and are clida the power of God, our purpose in this world, this is one of the most important slot for clarifying for the human being the question of why we exist, why are we here? What should I be doing with my life, as well as attributes of Allah, the power of Allah, the signs of Allah subhanaw taala. We've seen the sort of consequences of disbelief what happens to those who reject sign after saying, as well as the confession that they given the next slide, we see in the Surah, that those who reject all that

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is clear of the Signs of God will have regrets for not using their intellect, their reasoning, not listening to the evidence is not considering the weight of the matter, quickly, marking quickly making ridicule of those who believe or of God or of the afterlife. So we'll delve into verses six to 11 as well, the consequences of disbelief. We also have in the Surah, the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala of His creation, we also have signs of Allah subhanaw taala in everyday life, things that we forget about that we should be grateful for. Also in the Surah The next part of it in terms of the theme reminders for those whose hearts have become hardened for those who are heedless for

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those who ignore the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Peace be upon it. And then finally the power of Allah subhana wa Tada and his fever is upon us. Now we mentioned here the surah is so important that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not sleep until he recited How do we know this is important? Surah aside from that, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Surah Tada, not so tomorrow Khiladi via the hill monk Surah Tabarrok prevents the punishment of the grave. This is the surah that is referred to as Al Munna Jia. It will protect a believer who recited it regularly it will protect that believer in the grave. According to another Hadith reported by Imam

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Muhammad the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is a surah in the Quran of 30 verses intercedes for a man until he's forgiven and it is Surah Tabata Khalili, we are the hill. So this is already important to us for these virtues and benefits. Furthermore, a Toblerone reports that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said there is a surah in the Quran not more than 30 verses, it argues on behalf of its companions, so argues there is muda here until it allows that person or through its argumentation until it enters him or her into paradise. And it is sorted tabac So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is informing us that the one who regularly recite Surah to

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invoke which is 30 verses, it will protect you in the grave. It will intercede for you on the Day of Judgment, it will argue on your behalf until you are forgiven and entered into Jannah. Automatically we know this is one of the most important sort of to study, to understand to implement to reflect on to memorize to teach our children, we should not after hearing these Hadith now, we should not allow a day to go by in which we are not reciting Surah too much. We should turn this into a habit that we don't abandon. If you have not done this before. Now the reminder has reached you now the blessings of the surah you know what it's about how has reached you. So when you know that something is this

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crucial that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned it will protect its companion in the grave. We know this about no other surah in the Quran. Therefore, it becomes very important to connect, to understand, to implement, to memorize to review, may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to act upon what we hear and allow us to benefit from the advice of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam what we'll do now in sha Allah, since I believe we will try to cover at least the first few verses today Today's the introduction. What we'll try to do today in sha Allah is to cover the first few verses so we'll recite the eighth in sha Allah and you can follow along with your translation or the

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translation that you see on the screen that of logic

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let's delve into the very first I have

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blessing is the one in whose hands is all authority, all kingdom, or power of sovereignty, all dominion, well who are other coalition Podere He has power over all things. Now as we delve into the first I have any surah and keep this in mind as we continue with the Tafseer of this just as we delve into the first idea of any sort of consider what it means for the rest of the surah as one, it is the opening. And here we have an attention getter, we have something that mesmerizes those who are listening mesmerize their hearts and their ears they're paying attention. Allah subhanaw taala begins with turbo rockin lady via the hill much blessings and bless it here by the way is a very

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poor translation of the word to milk. And this is how it usually is when you translate you know, deep and rich, multi layered Arabic words into the English language to abou knock is an extreme form of the word Baraka. When you talk about DACA here, what Allah subhanaw taala is referring to, is something that comprehends all the meanings of exaltation and greatness, everything of abundance, everything of plenty of fullness, everything of permanence, the multiplicity of virtues and excellences and the perfection from Allah subhanho wa taala. So when Allah subhanaw taala says Tabata and again a poor translation into English, the bless it, when this word is used and gives the

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meaning that Allah is perfectly and infinitely noble and great, Allah is superior to everything. Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of his essence, his attributes his works is perfect in every sense of the word, and beyond his generosity to his creation is infinite and perfect. His Excellency is our permanent and everlasting Tibet aka lady be here the hill molk al molk, in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala meaning all authorities with Allah or power is with Allah. So you cannot limit and multitier why Allah says Al Malik, so it is the sovereignty of the Dominion, the kingdom all belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and He grants parts of it to him however he wishes in small shares in

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this world for limited times and places. He has power over all things he can do whatever He wills and none can hinder him from that. This is the opening of the surah. Now there are so many reflections to take from this. The first How can you ever worry when your affairs are in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah the be an eel Malik, the one who owns and controls everything. The one who is one who are their coalition? Are they able to do anything? The one who has power over all things? The one who says conveyor, Khun B and it is how can you worry when you make dua, oftentimes we don't notice the word Al molk. And emphasize it enough. And this is in so many different

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supplications we don't think about even the dua or should be making regularly La ilaha illa Maha the hula Sharika level model, one 101. One air conditioning according to Allah belongs the kingdom, the sovereignty, the power, the authority, and All praise belongs to Allah, as well as the morning and evening Africa. Consider the morning and evening supplications that we should be making every morning and every evening, or SWANA or US mahal will call in law. We've entered a new day and with it, Dominion and all power and all sovereignty is with Allah it belongs to Allah with hamdulillah La ilaha illallah wa, ala la holy moly, once again, to Allah belongs the kingdom the sovereignty. So

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what are you saying every morning when you wake up? My affairs are in the hands of Allah, the One who has authority over all things, the one who can control all things, the one who can get you out of every situation, the one who can prevent you from all harm the one who can protect you and guide you that way.

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No one who can save you the one who can rescue you the one who can relieve your heart and mend your heart, Allah subhanaw taala the only one who forgives Allah subhanaw taala the one who truly accepts the deeds that you do for his sake and rewards you for it. Allah subhanho wa Taala you wake up every morning and you see this and you recognize and you realize, all authority belongs to God, all authority belongs to Allah. And that feeling is humility. And it should lead to submission to Allah when you will recognize that all of the Dominion and sovereignty belongs to him. So you strive the entire day to please Allah, you strive the entire day to do what Allah commanded the obligations of

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Allah because all of the kingdom belongs to Him, to stay away from the prohibitions, because He is Allah subhanaw taala even while you are pursuing your worldly livelihood, you are fulfilling the commands of Allah subhanaw taala in every way, and you are saying what, every time you say this morning or evening over law, I asked you for the good of the state lobbyists, alcohol mafia, I asked you a lot for the good of this day and the good thereafter, and I asked you to protect me from any harm this day and any harm thereafter, you're making dua to Allah subhanaw taala, after acknowledging that he is the king, He is the King of all kings is the one who controls all things.

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How can you think and you say, all kingdom belongs to him and then disobey Allah? How can you say to a Moroccan lady via the hill Mulk and don't then go and commit a sin at night? How can you say it's about okay, lady, be here the whole world, the kingdom belongs to God, everything belongs to him, and then eat the food that he blessed you with and then disobey Him with that energy, to disobey Him with the body he provided you with the time that was allocated to you and for you with the wealth that you have in this world that he blessed you with and tested you with. So this first guy sets the foundation for the rest of the surah sets the foundation for the rest of the juice. It is the

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foundation of reality, that it can be and Allah who will help Allah is the reality. Allah has power, Allah's dominion, Allah's authority, Allah's kingdom, that we submit to Allah subhanaw taala. This verse also gives firmness, strength, confidence, pride, steadfastness is the karma for the believer. So now there's an element of psychological resilience in this very first iron, that you have more telecoil trust in Allah, that your telecoil increases. Why? Because you are acknowledging and recognizing and remembering ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has all power. Allah controls all things, while while equilibrium for them. So this helps the believer with their motivation, with your endurance

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with your patience with your perseverance. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all of that and much more alone than any other reflections from this. The kingdom belongs with Allah subhanaw taala sovereignty is for him. Therefore, the one who looks for elsewhere and ignores Allah is foolish. The one who seeks there is their honor, their status, their power, their authority, in this world by disobeying Allah is being extremely foolish, and at times ignorant and other times arrogant. Reflect if you will, in our times, on all the hypocrites I'm gonna feel clean and the cowards who thought that their power was with the enemy of Allah, or the enemy of justice or the enemy of truth, as well

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reflect on the many puppet scholars and activists and politicians who don't stand with truth and justice consistently, but rather they serve tyrants. They serve dictators, they serve Neo capitalism, Neo liberals, and they serve certain agendas, depending on who has power and who will give some of them that power, depending on who has wealth and who will give them a share of that wealth. Do you think that these cowardly scholars are finding true power and authority by bowing down to the feet of their masters in this world by bowing down to human beings by giving him and compromising on the religion and religious principles? And this is a reminder that people in high

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positions should never be envied. Scholars are not to be envied for having high positions or status or power or fame because Wallahi it is a fitna, it is a test for many people. It is a fitna for people also who are not scholars, anyone with fame, anyone with status, anyone in that position may be tested. How do we know this? Look at the many scholars in our times well law who just in the last five to 10 years we see this many scholars who spoke truth throughout their lives or spoke truth on certain matters, rather throughout their lives. And then suddenly, when the dictator the tire into the government, the agenda, the money, whatever it may be, when it flipped into a different

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perspective, or needed something different from them. They changed their religious ruling and flip their opinions in favor of the dictator or tyrant, or the scholars that we see. Very undignified, who basically lick the boots of tyrants and openly show

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how hypocritical they are. They openly attack Islam and Muslims and Dawa and organizations all around the world. They falsely accuse the average basic moderate Muslim of being an extremist. And this is something that is happening constantly. It is happening right now, scholars who benefits from being close to people in power, thinking that kingdom is with them, thinking that power is with them, ignoring or forgetting or being arrogant, then blind to the reality that the kingdom belongs with a long term Baraka, Lady via the hill Moloch. Look as well at the state of scholars who refused to compromise. They spoke the truth, or they remain silent when they were threatened with their own

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families with their own freedom. They were threatened and they refuse to speak words of injustice, they refuse to give in when it came to the religious principles, the matter of justice and truth. And as a result, many of them were killed, and many of them today are imprisoned. May Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for them and their families and relieve them and raise the ranks in this life and especially in the next life, and those who are imprisoned for speaking the truth, and we're referring here to the innocents who are imprisoned. They are simply like many scholars of the past, and many believers amongst the communities of the past throughout history, who spoke the truth and

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recognize the kingdom belongs with a law and they were imprisoned for it or killed for it. Now, this, of course, does not mean that every prisoner in the world is necessarily a person of truth or innocence. We're simply here referring to those particular scholars who refuse to compromise on Islam, even when they're threatened, why they recognize that Al molk kingdom belongs with Allah, and that their speech and their actions will have consequences you are going to be held accountable, especially if you have a lot of following if you have mass following and you say something and people take it as a religious ruling. It will lead many people astray. It will justify the actions

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of these tyrants and dictators as they kill innocent people as they wage war on Islam and change what is happening in the Muslim world and actually all around the world. Allah gave us honor through Islam because he controls the keys to honor he controls the keys to the kingdom. So when we say the the saying of our model the log on when we repeat it, hello Coleman as an alarm in Islam. If the owner is that of your lady or the learner Allah we are a people who are honored through Islam, your status is raised through Islam. If you seek your status, power, influence fame, following Kingdom wealth somewhere else, you will find yourself disgraced in reality, that kingdom belongs with Allah

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subhanaw taala. And on this note, we remind ourselves to beware psychologically as well, about having an inferiority complex, being ashamed of admitting your faith in Allah, being ashamed of saying you're Muslim or showcasing your Islam with pride with honor with strength, with courage with bravery, even more so today than any other time. As a result when you have risen when you have this pride, and of course here a humble type of pride, a confidence that you are a believer in the one who controls all things. You will notice Allah will increase you more because of that, because there is nothing to be ashamed of as a Muslim, you are a servant to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah the BND

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kilmallock The one who controls all things, or who are other conditions recorded the One who created death and life let the holofoil motor will higher. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to increase us in Reza in confidence in steadfastness in pride as Muslims. Be proud that you are a muslim for You are with the one who controls the keys to all of the kingdoms, the one who regularly recite Surah Al Malik. It is a sunnah don't forget, start the action tonight if you have not started before, the one who regularly recite Surah to Moloch. With the very first I will remember and recognize that all power truly belongs to Allah subhanaw taala.

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In addition to this, another wonderful reflection from the opening verse and I know we're taking many gems from the opening i But again, it's important to unpack the first verse to about there's a link here to the concept of Baraka, all Baraka blessings come from Allah subhanho wa Taala What are blessings? When you say May Allah bless you, for example, you have a bottle of water, and someone says, May Allah bless your bottle of water, may Allah bless your health, may Allah bless your wealth, what does that mean? more with less, so you might have this amount of water but because there's a blessing in it from Allah, you will get more out of it. You might feel for example, less

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thirsty, it will quench your thirst much quicker. The food might feed more people, the wealth will go much farther, you will cover more of the bills and things that you need to cover. So when you think about blessings, Allah's blessings, you can do more with less. This is the concept. Therefore, who wouldn't want more Baraka more Baraka in your studies in your memory as you're taking notes as you're studying for an exam as you're participating in activities as you're studying for schoolwork in your job, who doesn't want more

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With less in your time, in your health, in your wealth, so we want more Baraka. If we look at the 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of books today in the productivity, culture, and the life hack culture, and time hacks and so on and so forth, then yes, there are many beneficial tips, techniques, reminders, methodologies, no doubt. But we find that a person misses so much more without Allah's Baraka without the blessings of Allah. Now, think about the one who recites the Quran regularly and recite specifically here Surah Al Malik every night before they sleep, they recite at some point. So rotten milk with all of its rewards, its benefits, its virtues, its protections, its intercession,

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the shafa the speech of Allah subhanaw taala all of it has Baraka blessings, sir and so on. We know certain solar have more Baraka than others. So you are reciting Surah Tollymore every night and as a guarantee from Allah subhanaw taala your life will have more Baraka therefore, again, if you want more blessings in your life, you want more Baraka in your life to bless you with more being able to do more with less recite Surah Al molk regularly. The last thing you want to say about this first day, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada here mentions, in other words, four of his attributes for divine attributes of Allah, in the very first verse, the first is his existence, ALLAH SubhanA. Allah is

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existence. Number two, the comprehending all the attributes of perfection and being the most exalted. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has everything that is of perfection in terms of attributes, and he is the most exalted number three, Allah subhanaw. Taala is the ruler of the heavens and earth many He is the ruler over everything. And number four, Allah has power over everything. Well, who are the coalition party? So again, number one has existence number two is comprehending all the attributes of perfection. Number three, his being the ruler of the heavens and the earth. And number four, his having power over everything. Well who are other coalition parties. Now the verses that

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follow in this surah the verses that follow especially on the first page of swords and Moloch. All of the next is that you start to realize they are all proofs of the attributes being mentioned here in the first day. They are all proofs of that, and these are proofs we can all see. So become more positive, with more certitude with more conviction about the all encompassing knowledge and power and oneness and existence of Allah subhanho wa taala. And I want you to remember the following point, with this powerful opening. What comes next of these proofs? What does Allah mentioned before anything else,

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as a manifestation of His power as a manifestation of his having kingdom and dominion over all things? Allah Subhana Allah mentions the human beings with their purpose. Allah subhanaw taala indicates to us otherwise that we are amongst the most noble of His creation. And here it begins with life and Allah the hollow con moto while higher and rather we should say death and life. So you find yourself thinking about God by reflecting on you number two here and let the hollow upon moto will hire the One who created death and life in order to test you to see who is best in their conduct in their deeds. Well, who are these will afford and He is the Almighty the ever forgiving.

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Now we have so many reflections to take from the second eye. But before we proceed in sha Allah, I want to ask you, if you thought of anything with the first eye or any thought that came to mind, any personal reflection, this is the time to share insha Allah in the chat go ahead and chat share anything you feel you thought of something beneficial, some connection you made, something someone else might benefit from as well. Inshallah, what did you think and how did you perceive and how did you feel as we were going through the very first idea of Surah Tomac. Go ahead and share in the chat and show

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the baraka lady via the water coalition College. Tanaka lovey be addicted, well who are on a coalition and

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reflect and share and shall

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reflect and share and Shawn

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what are some thoughts that came to mind?

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As we went through the very first

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great question Mashallah. The relationship between Tabata rock and Baraka we mentioned when we started that the word Tabarrok is the most intense form for the word Baraka. So it is plenty fullness perfection Allah controls all abundance all perfection all plenty fullness, ALLAH SubhanA it controls everything in terms of its quantity as well and its quality.

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And this comes with his being Allah subhanaw taala controlling all things, the one who controls the Dominion, the kingdom, the kingdom, the sovereignty, the authority over everything. Excellent question by the philosophy

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other reflections other thoughts, other questions other feelings, sentiments connections with the very first I

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want to be asking you to share some things inshallah. So it's important to reflect as we go through each island, so that you are prepared to share something in common.

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And in terms of learning, we want to maximize how much we learn from every session. So when you engage with your own notes, and you engage in terms of, let's say, sharing some of your thoughts, this will help you solidify what you're learning inshallah. So consider it another way to have efficiency in the learning process in general. Let's get one more comment in Sharla. Thoughts, connections, feelings, ideas, questions about the very first idea and then we'll move on and show.

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Excellent, because I can stay on the path no matter what you see around you, even if others seem powerful. In the end, Allah subhanaw taala owns and controls everything. So the key is to follow what he wants in order to be granted victory. Excellent. And one proof of this are the earliest battles in which Hodesh came to attack the believers and to attack the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they had less in terms of quantity was people participating, like the battle budget, approximately 313 People 313 Right, and everyone in Dearborn can remember 313 And yet it wasn't about quantity. It's about quality here, so victory will come with quality.

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Salam Alikum once had a supervisor threatened me and stating they have control of my wages income, I just laughed at

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Zach glossina for sharing Subhanallah

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another private reflection just reading this first idea before you sleep humbles you Subhan Allah excellent reminder about a coffee. These are all great reflections mashallah, remember the suggested time of reading this is right before you sleep. So sometimes the thought of that before you sleep with a minor death here and reflect on this and you open your heart to what you're reciting and reflect on it you're not just trying to rush through it. It will help you in Sharla take some of these feelings thoughts reminders and implement them before you wake up in Sharma.

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Please enjoy. Let's move on to the second about coffee.

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So the second I led the follow up on motor oil Hialeah, new Acoma, ucommerce, and Ramona well as usual,

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I will give you in sha Allah from the second I have at least 14 reflections, 14 reflections from a number two. This shows you how much there is to unpack. It shows you why the soul is the one to be recited every night before you sleep. And it's not only the sort of by the way, as a reminder, we know that before we sleep if you did not know this, then note this down in sha Allah. The Sunnah is to recite AYATUL kursi. So verse 255, of sword and buckler as well as the last two verses of Surah Baqarah to 85 to 86, verses 285 to 86, the last two verses of Surah Baqarah before you sleep every night, and then you have what sort of in bulk. And that's the longest thing that we have here in

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this particular prescription. And then you will have the last three the last four chapters of the Quran full year you will cafiero in one time. And then the last three holes three times each follow along I had pulled out a little bit further along with openness three times each before you sleep. So this is the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, it was mentioned in one report that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would also recite Surah two such that before he would sleep, so certain work. And so to set it up alongside the verse number two, let's get into the 14th reflections as many as we can before we start for the break. The first reflection is that all life and death are

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given by Allah, they are in the hands of Allah, nobody else can grant you life nor cause death.

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Now what this means is that if Allah did not permit you to die today, if it's not your time yet, and you have another 10 years, then no matter how many people in the world tried to cause your death, they could not cause your death. We see this and we saw this and we've seen this and experiences throughout history as well. When it's not time for you to leave this world. Nothing can force you to leave this world. And when it is time for you to leave this world, nothing can save you from your decree from that departure point. Nothing can delay it. And when that time comes, Allah will not delete it for you as well. Whether you athlete Allahu nefs and either Gianluca Allah Who hobby Don't

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be bad time, Allah will not delay that time that appointment when it comes when it comes for you for your soul to leave this world and dunya and move on. And Allah is aware of all that you do. Number two, Allah created the entire universe. Let me holla Sebastian I want to play back on the entire universe the seven heavens and the earth and all that is in between think about everything that we know of. Allah created all of that while we have Lua come and you can ask phenomena in order to test you to test all of us to see who's best in their conduct. Your existence in this world your life mission are clearly laid out for

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You by the One who created you and this one, the more you recite Surah Al Maliki again every night, the more you will find yourself read, dedicated and motivated to your purpose in this world, sometimes here's a side point. Sometimes when people are struggling with worldly matters, they're confused about what to do next in their lives. They might and I say this very kindly, but we don't want to exaggerate. They might say, I feel completely lost in life. But the reality is, you are not completely lost in life, so long as you're fulfilling the purpose you are created for? Yes, yes, you might feel that you're struggling, you might feel lost between two jobs, you might feel lost because

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you finish your studies, you don't know what to do next, you might feel lost because of a certain thing you're trying to get. That's not working out for you, you might feel lost in some things in life, that's okay. And everything will be okay. Really, in the larger scope of things, when you look at the bigger picture, so long as you know your purpose and Allah made it clear for you and easy for you. So you never feel truly lost. So long as you know your purpose, and you hold on to it, you're fulfilling it, you're still pleasing Allah, you're working towards the afterlife, you will never truly lost, you are never truly lost. Yes, there are other things that have to be figured out. And

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yes, sometimes it's not easy trust in Allah subhanaw taala. But never think to yourself, and maybe even over exaggerate that I am completely lost. Allah gave you a very clear purpose. So you would never feel that kind of sense, that kind of feeling that I don't know what to do with my entire life. And hamdulillah there are many things you can do that are very clear. You can review more, memorize more, take care of your children's religious education, and so on and so forth. Depending on where you are in life with worldly matters. ask people for help. Ask Allah for guidance, ask people for advice, mentorship, resources, priesthood, all of that it matters. But I just remind us

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here very gently. Now when we're going through any worldly struggles, don't let that cause you to think you have lost your purpose in the afternoon, you've lost your direction and your path to Allah subhanaw taala. So we don't want to magnify something and make it bigger than it actually is. May Allah subhanaw taala make things easy for all of us, and keep us dedicated to our path. Another point here with this with number two, is that it is out of the mercy of God that He created us with a purpose and told us what that purpose is. And you find some people who follow weak ideologies have no basis in terms of evidence, thinking that they're here in this world with no purpose thinking

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that they were created aimlessly, and that God is not there or watching them or aware of what they're doing or testing them. Allah made it very clear for us. And that is, that is from his mercy. subhanho wa taala. Number three, neither the life nor the death of a creation, like the human being, which has been given the power to do both good and evil. None of those things are purposeless, your life and your death have a very concrete purpose. It's a test. How long is your test, it's from the time that you were born until the time that you depart. Now, there's an age of accountability that parents should be training us for preparing us for when you train your kids for that age, and they

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reach that age, they should be able to make the right decisions. And yes, they will fall short. Sometimes you will need to guide them gently based on what we have of the framework of guidance. When we find ourselves. Reflecting on that age of accountability, we recognize that the test in terms of its end time is very urgent. This is not like any worldly test you've taken. This is not like your university exam. Like that student who says you know what, I'm going to pull an all nighter, wait till the last night to actually study for my exam, and I'll be fine. I'm going to wait until let's say such and such date. And then I'm going to start writing this research paper this 20

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page paper last night are the last two nights before it's due. No, you don't know that you're guaranteed those last two nights you don't know when your test will end. Because your test is not like the person next to you. My test is different than your test. So the time that you have in this world, you know the start time you don't know the end time. Therefore there's a sense of urgency to do more good, less time to waste May Allah Subhana Allah bless us all in our time and our efforts alone with me. Number four, everything around you was also created with a purpose. Therefore the more you reflect on all the signs of Allah tificate the grains of sand the leaves that fall the

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drops of rain, every cloud that passes by every star in the galaxy, Every Breath You Take every beating of the heart, everything around you is a sign of Allah subhanaw taala if only we recognized that these are signs and they are all here to serve this one purpose. Leah blue Acoma, ucommerce and Ramana and even the natural world we reflect on it and we find ourselves more connected to the signs of Allah. So the one who says I don't know I'm confused. I have doubts. Allah subhanaw taala promises that it's very clear but look at the signs that are very obvious to you. And they are around you and within you countless signs, so nobody him Yeah, Tina Phil. Family wifey unfussy Him,

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we will show them the human being who's searching for truth and those who deny as well. The signs all around them in the heavens and the earth and within themselves as well. Had Dieter be and alone and now in fact, this will give you more strength

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in faith and in practice are reflected all the signs around you. Everything around me was created for this one test. Therefore your test is very important. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to pass this test continuously. It's a way of life. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us connected with our true purpose to give us clarity, steadfastness, strength, courage, bravery, is the karma. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us all for all of our shortcomings. Aloma Amin, we mentioned four reflections on this area. In number two, we'll mention the fifth and move on from there shall I let you hold up on Moto? Well, hi. So Allah created death and life. In order to test

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us. This is the objective of being here. This is why you live, this is your life mission. And on this note, the tests of this world that you go through, they may be easy. And for some people, they seem easier than for others. And your test may be a test of extreme difficulty. Do not compare your test to someone else's, do not look at someone else and say, their test is so much easier than mine. That's not fair. Why is my life like this, you will never be happy so long as you're looking at people who might have might have more than you. And the second point is that this is a perception and interpretation. When we say the grass is greener on the other side, the reality is, the grass is

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greener where you water it or you take care of it, where you maintain it. In other words, look at what you have focused on and be happy for what you have the Prophet sallallahu Sallam advise us to look at those who are ahead of us now in worldly things, not in their wealth, not in their status, not in their comfort. Rather, look at those who are ahead in their deeds in their striving for the pleasure of Allah. And look at those who are less than you. When it comes to worldly situations why you will be maybe slightly more content with what you have, you will be more grateful. You'll see someone without a refrigerator somewhere around the world said Hamdulillah that we have

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refrigerators and we don't think twice, you'll see that millions of people don't have access to clean water, you might have hamdulillah at least I have clean water, you might see somebody struggling when it comes to safety. They don't know if they're going to live the next day because of a war stricken zone. And you might say Alhamdulillah I don't even think twice about the safety of my home. So in other words, reflect on what you have, maintain it recognize that your test is your test. Your accountability is not for his test or her test. Your accountability is for what you did with what you had. Allah subhanaw taala gave us all circumstances, some of which we cannot control

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and change and some of which are up to us in terms of your freewill, your decisions, you cannot control what was given to you or what happened to you. You can only control how you react how you respond to it. That is the test. Allah's patter also reminds us on this note Kulu knifes in that aperture not all of you are going to experience death and you are dying slowly with every breath that leaves you are closer to your departure point. When a blue come machete will hide if it now we will test you all with the difficulty and with ease as a trial for you as a trial for you. In the end what Elena to drown all of you will return to Allah. Think about this. Some people are tested

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with more wealth. Does that mean that the test in your eyes is necessarily better? For some people having more wealth or a comfortable lifestyle means what godlessness means they stray away from God. We see this as a trend in Western society and in society at large in the last few 100 years, that the more people had of worldly comforts. The more Allah bless them with worldly advancements, the more that they were given in this life, the more comfortable some people got to the point where they thought they were independent of God, to the point where they stopped worshiping God to the point where they started focusing only on these comforts, and everything is dedicated to the pursuit of

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instant gratification to the pursuit of utmost comfort and convenience in this world. To the extent that many people abandoned religion, abandoned God follow their temptations followed desires, and made it a way of life for all people and pursued it as a part of let's say, legal systems societal and cultural norms. Allah gave you a test you will be held accountable only for your test. Yes, some parts of it may be difficult, may Allah make it easy for all of us. But Allah Allah did not give you that test without the ability to pass that test your test you can pass it. So focus on how you respond, how you can react, how you can do that which is most pleasing to Allah in your situation.

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May Allah Subhana Allah accept from all of us alone. Number six, pay attention here. Allah says, Lea blue Acoma, Yukon, Suriname, Allah to test you. That's why you exist in this world that dunya in order to test you to see what's best in their conduct, who has the best deeds, Allah did not say ACTA Rama, the most deeds in terms of quantity. So this reminds us to reshift our focus and attention once again to the quality of every lead to the quality of every action. Does this mean? Are we saying that you should not

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about the quantity of course not, quantity is important. Focus on the highest amount of quality. And of course, with that building the quantity, you don't you don't think for a moment that having 1000 deeds worth 100 Each is better than one deed worth 1 million for example, this is why on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will have your deeds weighed, not counted, they are weighed, so one deed can weigh more than a million deeds. If you did it with sincerity you did it with some knowing that Allah was watching, you did something that was really sincere for the sake of Allah. and for no other reason not to show off not for worldly reasons, not for anyone else, purely for the sake of

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Allah. That deed is heavier, and some deeds Yes, are heavier than others. Therefore, as a believer, you have to be strategic and wise, what is the best way to worship Allah in terms of efficient strategy in terms of that which is weightiest on the Day of Judgment, you need to make sure your deed is sincere. That's one way to improve the quality and that's the first thing that will get your deed counted to begin with a loss sincerely, I'm doing this for the sake of Allah. Number two, with ESSA. I'm doing this knowing that Allah is watching, when you know that Allah is watching and you reflect on that you the way you do will be better. When you know people are watching, you might

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improve certain things in this world. When you're doing your homework, when you're doing a task and your parents are watching your spouse's watching, your friends are watching, maybe you'll do it a little better. Maybe perhaps for some people, that doesn't matter. But Allah is watching. Think about that. Recognize that in the moment. When you recognize that your sound will be there, it will manifest Allah is watching. So I'm going to do this thing that nobody else knows about this thing that is for his sake. Number three, to improve the quality is consistency. Don't abandon that. And number four, when you talk about any deed, especially rituals and acts of worship, made sure to

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correct so you have to seek knowledge, make sure what you're doing is right. You might be sincere you might be doing the right thing you might think Allah is watching you in that moment. So you do it better while you might be doing something incorrectly. So make sure it is in accordance with what Allah subhanho revealed and with what the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam clarified of the Quran and clarified in terms of the teachings, so the quality improves and increases with all of these matters. And I want you to think about this, that a prostitute was forgiven for giving water to a thirsty dog, something that seems minor water to a thirsty dog, a man who removed a branch from the

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street or harm from the street, so nobody will would be hurt or injured. Allah subhanaw taala admitted him to dinner through that a man who emptied his heart out every night as a habit from any grudges, or ill thoughts about other people do this every night amount of Jannah you might give half a day in charity. And that's maybe all you can give today. Maybe that's all that you can give. In that moment, when someone asked you for help. When you saw that campaign, on social media, that's all you could give you gave that dollar, you gave that 50 cents. That might be that 50 cents might be heavier than a donation of $1,000 that someone gave with no intention of caring and somebody who

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was a millionaire, and so on and so forth. So again, going back to the quality, the quality of the action is also with the consistency of the action. And this brings us to number seven. If you start being consistent with something good, do not abandon consistently good deed, the most beloved worship to Allah subhanaw taala. So you're talking about us and the best deeds. The most preferred thing to Allah is that you remain consistent. Don't abandon your consistency. In fact, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this is a famous report, he said to Abdullah binominal law so the law Hanuman, he said Dr. Abdullah, Abdullah do not be like so and so. Let's tackle Mithila Fulani

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encounter Yakumo Leila teletherapy Emily, so on So he used to pray the night prayer and then he abandoned the night pray he stopped this good habit. So remain consistent. Even if it is small, it is more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala that way. And this brings us back to practical action item. What are you doing today that needs to be more consistent, even if it's once a week, once a day, rather than maybe once every few months? You remember to do this and then you start to do it be more consistent. Number eight snrm Allah, Allah decides what is good and evil. Now society, society today is losing and has lost actually its moral compass because there is no compass, because the worldview

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is a secular worldview, because people have abandoned God. So they are permitting things today in society that 5020 years ago, 10 years ago, people thought would never be normalized, and it has become normalized and we must be cautious as Muslims. And in 20 3050 years as well, this trend will continue because the worldview is very different. So as Muslims, we say, How can I gain the best deeds us and Ramona, you want to pass this test? Allah created you for this one test, then your criteria of morality of good and evil has to be in accordance with what Allah subhanaw taala revealed why Allah is the One who gave you this test. They gave you the legend the key that you need

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to pass this test. These deeds are good, and these deeds are evil. These are obligations do them all. Well

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Do you understand the wisdom behind them or not? They are obligations. That's how you pass the test. And these are propositions, whether you understand why they're prohibited or not. And there are many wisdoms behind that, stay away from them. Don't let shape on get in between you and this, the passing of this test. Number nine, learn to run nominal amount.

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Be shy, do not belittle any good deed. Do not belittle any good deed. This means what? When you do something with sincerity, focus on the elements of a floss and the sun, as we mentioned before, and it's not a matter of doing something a million times very quickly, not paying attention, pay attention, give it its focus, give it its due attention and right you will find the weight of the deed so much greater than you imagine. Number 10. Allah mentioned death as well as life. Why? Because the reminder of death and moat, in this temporary life is one of the greatest ways to attain that tsunami, the grace deeds, the importance of remembering death regularly. How do you know who's

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wise in society? Is it because someone has a PhD or they have degrees or she has a lot of success or he has a lot of success or they have good children? How do you know someone is truly successful, wise intelligent, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah ke su Manda and and if so who are Amina Lima abandonment, the wise person is the one who holds themselves accountable. They reflect on their deeds all the time, so they can improve while I'm in Lima battle mode, and they do things and they prepare for what comes after death. So their actions are strategic thinking about the reality that's around them what's around you the reality that's very clear and obvious to every

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human being. It is that regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, nation, state where you were born and where you're a citizen, regardless of your language, your gender does not matter. Every single human being knows that death is inevitable. Therefore, the wisest people are those who see what is so obvious and guaranteed and they see what am I going to do to prepare for it? What do I do from the time I wake up until the time that I sleep to prepare for what comes after death? That is true wisdom. You attain the greatest deeds by reflecting on that and preparing for it. Now, on this note, we asked Why did Allah mentioned that before life a lot of people read surah Mulk. And they wonder,

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why does Allah subhanaw taala say Olivia Hala Balota will higher death and life there are three main reasons pay attention to these three inshallah. The first because death is a more powerful reminder, a more powerful spiritual reminder. It awakens the heart when it is hard to resuscitate the fifth row when it has been become corrupted or clouded. When a person becomes distracted by this world chasing after worldly things, chasing after their desires, wasting all the time that Allah gave them do nothing good at all. That is the most powerful reminder. And if death is a reminder that a person faces and it does not affect them at all, then may Allah subhanaw taala, guide that person and have

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mercy on their hearts. Because the death of a heart, the spiritual heart is more disappointing and more frightening and more sad than the death of the body. Another reason that has mentioned before life, some scholars said, Because death and life here, it's like a dunya and Alaska. It's like it's in a way symbolic of dunya dunya this life has death, the next life is eternal, there is no death, you cannot depart from the afterlife. So once you leave this world, we're all going to leave very soon. We don't know when May Allah grant us long, righteous, healthy lives, productive lives. When you leave this world there's an element of death, whereas in the next life, there is no death. In

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fact, death gets slaughtered in a sheep or a random according to one of the Hadith, or something symbolic like that, but death gets slaughtered. So it is eternal life. Another reason and this is the most obvious and the most foundational reason Allah mentioned is death before life because you were dead before you were born. Allah created you in a phase of pre existence. That is the state you're in before you were given your body before you entered into this world. So it is a lack of life. Is there a proof of this statement and this claim in nopparat sort of build upon Allah subhanaw taala says caverta Corona de la How can you disobey Allah? How can you disbelieve in him to

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those who disbelieved? What couldn't come and Walton for here come, you were dead, you will not yet in the state of like you're not given life yet. So Allah created you first in a state of death and Allah created you with life he gave you that's like somebody you meet with them and then you will die once again familiar people, Allah will cause you to come back once again. So let you lay it on your own and you will all go back to Allah. So death here is a phenomenon before existence in this world. Number 12 Wha hoo analyses are for Allah is the almighty the ever forgiving, he is merciful despite being dominant over all of his creation business by

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Having power and dominion, he's also merciful and forgiving for them. And this brings us to number 13 and action items. Allah has the full power to punish someone who is evil, and no one can escape his punishment, but he is also forgiving for the one who has remorse, the one who turns back, no matter how much you've done in your past, no matter what you've done yesterday or even today before this lecture, seek forgiveness from Allah He is allows these Allah for he's the only one who can forgive you. He is allowed Aziz Aloha food he is the one who is constantly forgiven. But who is he forgiving just anyone and randomly everyone. Now he is forgiving the people who seek his

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forgiveness. So turn to Allah regularly. If you fall off the straight path, you made a mistake, a major mistake, a minor mistake, no matter how bad it was. Turn to Allah sincerely reflect and have remorse because remorse is the foundation of repentance. And when you come back to this path of Allah, vow to never go back to that synagogue and change your environment. If you must change the triggers, if you must, the things that lead you to the sin, if you are sincere, Allah will forgive you every time they Allah Subhana Allah forgive us all, Allah murmee. And finally, number 14, as a reflection on this eye, you cannot attain so normal at the best of deeds, you cannot attain that,

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without consistently seeking out the help of Allah and Aziz will afford. It cannot possibly reach the best of deeds and pass this test at the highest level. Without constantly in life needing to turn to Allah. Allah says He is the one who controls all things that Almighty Allah for the one who forgives, because you will make mistakes sometime in life. And you need to learn from those mistakes and come back to Allah and you cannot do so without Allah. So it's as though you are running away from your sin and running back to Allah subhana wa Tada. So as we see all of these problems around us in the world locally, individually as a family, as a community, as we see struggles of different

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types, as we see oppression, volume, and evil and injustice, as we see in morality spreading in society. And we see people, oppressing others factor or vehicle facade, and they spread their mischief, their corruption, their morality, as we see racism in many different places around the world, as we see systems legal systems that are made and rigged in certain ways systematically against groups of people in their nations, or nation states or in the regions around the world. When we see these types of oppressions all around the world locally and globally, we remember that our law is allows us we remember a lot via the hill. Kingdom is truly in his heart. We remember Allah

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created us and this world for a test the blue welcome a ucommerce, and Ramona. So if you are to pass this test, you cannot think of this life in any other way. You cannot think of this life as agenda. You cannot think of this life as the hellfire. You cannot think of this life as something that it is not. Because then your expectation will be wrong and your action will follow your expectation and your feelings psychologically will also follow. If you want to cope with the reality of this world, the know and recognize the reality of this world. As Allah told you about it, this life is a test. To pass this test, you must do certain things. And your test is not just between you and Allah, the

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test of this life is not just between you and Allah subhanaw taala. The test of this life is also about how you deal with the world around you, how you deal with society, how you deal with other people's hardships, other people's trials, other people's mistakes, other people's shortcomings, how you aim to remove injustice from society, how you aim to remove and reduce immorality in society, people are straying away from God, you're helping bring people back to God. And this requires us to be aware, this requires us to be aware of what's happening around the world, what's happening locally, what's happening globally and working towards solutions and resolutions and anything that

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will make the situation better. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to aid us in eating one another. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us for shortcomings and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to reach us and our the best of deeds, the heaviest of these, the weightiest of these, on the Day of Judgment alone. I mean, what we want to do now once again, I want you to share some of your thoughts, some of your reflections on number two, or on anything that we said in this verse in particular Inshallah, go ahead and start sharing some of your thoughts. Let's try to make this engaging in trouble. This requires some participation from those who are listening in Sharla.

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Let's get some thoughts and reflections on aisle number two chama Allah created death and life in order to test you to see what's best in their deeds, and He is the Almighty the ever forgiving.

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Could it also be related to the state of one's heart? Brother Ahmed asked, I assume you mean a quality deed? So it's the state of one's heart. It's your loss. It's your son. All of these are basically relevant to the spiritual heart, if that's what your question was about vertical offI

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Excellent death and life. One of the scholars commented on this as to the Buddha. But if you think about death being before life, ALLAH SubhanA created us with life, meaning the hearts are, by default inclined towards the law, the federal law article, a few

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reflections, there is good deeds in anything you do if you intend to excellent anything you intend for the sake of Allah, as long as it's a good deed, you can make it more rewarding, and other reflection, we all have different struggles and stories. So we should not be comparing our problems with someone else's excellent is that not fair? And a lot of times people struggle even more than they need to because they are looking at other people's lives, maybe highlights of social media and saying this person's life Her life is so perfect, his life is so perfect, they might envy them, they don't realize this person first of all, might be struggling more than you. Second of all, why would

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you envy? Why would you envy someone else when Allah decreed for that thing to be in their life so in a way you are not happy with what Allah decided. And the third is that you will never be happy so long as you're looking at someone else's law and someone else's aggress someone else's struggles. Another reflection true wisdom is reflection on that excellent is that Muslim straight to the point? Another reflection, we recite it before we sleep to remind ourselves all the difficulties we face in our life are simply a test and should instead be seen as an opportunity rather than a difficulty. Because at the end of the day, we're supposed to race for good deeds excellent salby race one

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another Allah says Sadie or race one other be quick.

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Someone mentioned showing something personally witnessed my father's death and I was always reflected Allah allowed me to have that moment because he knew I could handle it reminds me of that moment and I saw how death is so easy and it doesn't stop when it's meant to happen. Joseph McKinnon for sharing that may Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on your father and allow you to reunite in the highest levels on gender alone me and everyone here as well whose loved ones have passed away before the death unlike themselves are creations of Allah, the One who was created that can never die excellent the One who created that can never die. Excellent. Another reflection no matter what

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happens we shouldn't forget that this world is a test so we are not overwhelmed by happiness, or sun is excellent reflection, masha Allah, this role is a test and this allows you psychologically to cope with it and that's from the Mercy of Allah that He told us why we exist in the first place. Another reflection, the word Lea bluer, come in this is very powerful. It sums up the purpose of existence. Anytime you feel lost, confused, purposeless, you have a purpose you have value, what is your value to Allah Subhanallah I have so much value, you're here in a test. And in a way you want to race forward you want to pass this test on other reflection this one private it's interesting

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that that is mentioned before life as a sort of reminder that our death is a matter of how we lived our life. Our focus should be on death because that will help us be the best unbelievers during our lives excellent fortune, masha Allah Subhan Allah Allah and the you wouldn't be ever forgiving well as a reason for giving us hope that no matter what Allah no matter what Allah is forgiveness is greater than we can imagine. Excellent reflection, masha Allah. So on this journey, this test you're taking, no matter how difficult it gets, Allah is the offer unit. And this is a great way to end the I did I clock in and for sharing that.

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When I face it, when I face a hardship, I try to remind myself that right now I'm being tested. Excellent, excellent, excellent. And we will reflect here, we cannot control what happens to us. You control how you respond to it, you can control how you respond to it can redirect your thoughts to something more positive, you can redirect your thoughts to the content of Allah subhanaw taala and accept it as it happens. And that is the test that right there is your test. May Allah subhanaw allows all to pass this test and make it easier for us. Excellent final reminder here never doubt Allah's mercy, He hears you and he sees you excellent as I was proud to hear you, and he sees you

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and He has power over all things, we'll run a coalition for the remember the solar started with, it's about a lady via the hill, and what controls of things, He created us witness test. There are so many people in the world who are lost today. There are so many people in the world who don't even admit to being in this test. And for them, psychologically, the struggles of this world are so hard to reconcile with their understanding of God because they are not accepting that this world is a test. And with this test, obviously comes difficulty comes hardship. And if they expect this life to be so easy, and that's the only time they will accept the reality of God, then we realize here the

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problem is not with the reality of the world the problems with how they're interpreting the world. So you see, for example, two people go through the same exact hardship, let's say their grandfather, two different individuals, two close friends, both of them in the same time their grandfather's pass away. One of them starts to question God wonder why things are difficult wonder why people die wonder why their sickness in the world? And so they start to question not because they see what hardship in this world. The other says in the law. We're in a little journal to Allah we belong. We don't belong to this world or to each other. We belong to God and to God is our inevitable return.

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You see death every day. And you know that this is a reality that

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shouldn't be assigned for you that this life is a test that there is purpose. Your purpose is not to chase after some worldly thing. Perfect what you're doing in this world do it well, and do so for the sake of Allah, you'll be rewarded for it. But this is a test it is not the agenda that you are thinking of where there's no hardship or struggles or suffering. And that's the agenda that we want to experience contentment, where the last pattern is decree, contentment that we're doing all that we can to pass this test. May Allah Subhana Allah bless us all and make it easier for us, Allah mammy, let's start a number three, inshallah. And I have three and four just as a heads up. This is

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going to bring us into some philosophy of religion. So you'll see next week in sha Allah, when we delve further into it we're going to discuss the signs of Allah subhanaw taala that are all around us in society all around us in this world. So a number three

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and we already recited this is we can just follow the translation channel and let it all up. So Basa to playback on the one you create the seven heavens one above the other matter off the halter, Walkman him into firewood, you will never see any flaws in the creation of the Most Merciful. Third year in Bazzara. Anatole, I'm in football. So look once again, meaning out the sky that you're thinking of and reflecting on in your scene. Look once again Do you see any flaws? So this idea will introduce us to the fine tuning arguments in philosophy of religion. The word tougher with here let's look at the first. The first idea has the word tough out but you will never see any turnout.

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So far it means this proportion to things being out of accord and agreement with one another. So when Allah subhanaw taala says you're not going to see metal off the hall for Ramadan even tougher with what this means is in other words, you're not going to see any disorder in discipline discordance anywhere in the universe in terms of how things function. There is nothing disjointed about it. There is nothing out of proportion in this world created by a law it's part to work well with one another. They are in harmony with one another. They are in coordination with one another they are fine tuned for your existence. So Allah contesting that is why things are functioning as

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they are. That is why we have Earth and an atmosphere. That is why we can live on Earth. That is why the sun is where it is and the laws of physics as they are in the constants as well. Allah uses the word football. So during Dasara Alto in football, do you see any flaws? The word filtered here, that means a rift, a crack a fissure in the universe in the sky in the heavens, something that's split, or broken football, football, they're all related to the same trilateral route. Diverse means to say that the entire universe is so fine tuned and intertwined and well knit and everything in it. From a particle on this earth to the huge galaxies that we study and see in science. They are all so well

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connected, and they are coherent, that the system itself has the ability to be continuous to be sustained and seems to break nowhere. However hard one may try to look investigate or probe the universe around them through managerial muscle. Try to then look again return your vision once again to what you're looking at the sky with the stars and everything you see your point in a lake and bizarro. Ha see and what what has it your vision will return to you humbled and fatigued, tired meaning? Well, you can look multiple times you can study multiple times you can reflect as much as you want. Observe the sky all that you want. Your vision will become weary, fatigued, tired, trying

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to find flaws in the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning what actual flaws? Is it possible for people to look at something and say there's a flaw? And then for you to say no, that's how you're interpreting that's clearly not a flaw. This is very possible. And this will bring us in Charlottesville introduce us to the discussion on purpose, and signs of light in the natural world, the fine tuning of the universe and some of the greatest lies told today in secular science some of the most prominent lies of dogmatic and Darwinism and the secular propaganda through teachings of evolution specific types of evolution taught in mainstream Western academia today in science today,

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we will talk about this dogmatism and the great flaws and the ridiculous gaps in some of the theories and interpretations of some of these individuals and some of the textbooks and what they are saying and how these are actually contradictory to the way that the natural human being thinks and reflects teleological reasoning. We'll talk about that all next week inshallah. Coffee comm was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.