Suleiman Hani – Tafsir of Juz Tabarak #11

Suleiman Hani
AI: Summary © The Day of Resurrection in the Bible is emphasized, including the return of the Saudi team and the controversy surrounding the implementation of Islam in America. The speakers emphasize the importance of understanding punishment and patient mental health, staying connected to one's actions, and not giving up hope. The negative impact of the pandemic on people's lives and health, including the use of deterrent and hesitation in driving, is also discussed, along with the need to address past history and embracing Islam.
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Smilla Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was suffering a woman Radha, may Allah subhanaw taala make us from amongst those who benefit from what we hear. We're going to go ahead and get started with the Tafseer Oh Surah 12 Knowledge Surah 70. Feel free to follow along with your own translation inshallah. The first thing that we want to note with Psalter knowledge is that, according to the overwhelming majority of scholars, and some scholars say there is consensus on this in general, according to the overwhelming majority of scholars Surah 12 Knowledge is a makin revelation. So it was revealed in Makkah, and it's one of the earlier revelations. And for those who

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have studied this before, you know that the earliest revelations of the Quran, for especially the audience of Polish, tended to focus on theological matters on foundational matters of belief, on belief in the unseen belief in the law and belief in the Day of Judgment. And we address a number of issues that would arise in cooperation socially, politically, in terms of the elites in terms of the opposition to Islam in terms of the enemies of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is a makin Surah remember this in terms of the chronological context Surah to marriage, the seventh eighth surah is connected in terms of its theme to the previous surah. In this Joseph sorrows, with

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help of Surah will help us about the Day of Judgment I'll have gone is one of the names of the Day of Judgment. And there's an emphasis and details of the people of Paradise and the people of hellfire. And a conclusion as well about Al Harper, this surah as well begins with an emphasis on the Day of Resurrection. And there's a discussion on people of evil and then a discussion on the people of righteousness. So in the Surah, you'll find starting today in sha Allah, a number of characteristics we should all have, that affect us individually, with a lot in terms of his rights, as well as with society, social issues that are very important, some which are even addressed at the

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social level. They're addressed today, politically to and so there are different platforms we can utilize to establish righteous treats individually and as a society. And this is the main link between the source so the thread continues with the Day of Resurrection. Another thing to keep in mind in terms of the theme is that generally speaking, it seems that it is circular seems that there is a structure to it that begins with and ends with the reality of resurrection, the reality that you are not meant to stay here the reality which is that you will depart from this world, you will be questioned by the One who created you about what you did with your time in this world. There are

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some issues that are going to be raised some of the questions and challenges of the people of courage against Islam or against the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and dressed in the Surah for those who have not joined us before, what we'll do every week inshallah in the very beginning, and of course we'll adjust if we have to according to time, we will recite the ayat that we hope and intend to cover for that week inshallah. So feel free to follow along with the translation that you have in Shama will recite approximately 25 to 30 If today

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Now what we want to take from the very first is in short, we're starting off with a very unique opening amongst all those sort of the Quran that a question is being posed here in discussion about someone who is asking, what are they asking about? Now it seems like there is just a question, when is the punishment going to come? But there's actually a challenge. And sometimes we experienced today some people when they are talking to Muslims or someone who's religious, generally speaking, they may pose a question, but the intent is not for an answer. The intent is mockery, the intent is to ridicule. And so someone here is challenging. The Prophet sallallaahu said, I'm challenging God,

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this person is asking, when is this punishment going to come to us? You say that there is a punishment for people of evil. And so this person is saying, Where is that punishment, bring it really quickly bring it now. In fact, in one of the reports, and this is a very frightening thought. One of these people was so arrogant, so arrogant, that they actually supplicating and they prayed. And this is a supplication referenced in solitude and found they would say along the encounter Heather who will help come in or indica emperor or Lena Hydra or Tamina sama are waiting RBI. They've been at the end, they made a prayer out of mockery. And they would say, Oh Allah, Oh God, if

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this is indeed the truth from you, then rain down the stones upon a stones from the sky, or bring upon us a painful punishment. Look at what arrogance does to the human being. Look at how arrogance, blinds people from humility, from truth from justice, that when truth comes to you, from the Prophet, sallAllahu alayhi salam or anyone else when the truth approaches you when it's encountering you, when it's in front of you, take it it is a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. For you to have a sign number one, and number two for you to accept it. How many times have we advise people who at that moment may be felt arrogant or prideful. And because of the person who's delivering the message

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or because they were in a particular mood, or because of something they knew about this person. They ended up rejecting the truth, arrogance, it's like the analogy of someone walking completely covered in terms of their sight. They're covering their own site with their arrogance, and you're walking on a bright sunny day, you're looking around and you can observe everything. You can identify the road, you can identify where there might be harm, and you're trying to guide this person towards safety and they refuse. Why? Because they don't see what you see. And why don't they see what you see, because they are arrogant. Arrogance, blinds people like nothing else. Arrogance cubed is one of the

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greatest obstacles to Truth for someone to arrogantly claim that they would accept the truth if God worked, for example, to become apparent to them to become very clear to them for God to reveal Himself to them. This is arrogance and Allah subhanaw taala mentioned these people in the Quran. So what are we starting with a number one we're starting with a reference to a particular type of mentality about people who reject the Day of Judgment and how they reject the afterlife. And as a result of their arrogance, they're not just rejecting it. It's not like they're talking to you and asking you for proofs for evidence is show me that a miracle from God show me the Quran. No, this

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person is actually

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mocking the idea, the concept of life after death, and they're mocking the idea of belief in God. And so they're asking God to punish them. If this is in fact the truth, then you can fit in LA sallahu death for the disbelievers to be averted by non this reality this inevitable inevitable day is coming. And for those who are arrogant and they reject the truth, they will end up with the greatest regret May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from any form of pride and arrogance. In fact, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned that anyone with a smallest amount of arrogance kebyar does not enter Jannah does not enter paradise. And one man heard this and he said the auto SUTA law what

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if a man likes for his hair and his shoes to look nice? Meaning is that arrogant for me to look good for me to do certain things with my clothes with my hair and so on and so forth. The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said No, Allah is beautiful and loves beauty. Arrogance is to look down on others tend to reject the truth. So if you're doing so if you are looking a certain way wearing certain clothes to show off, or to be arrogant or look to look down on others, then yes, that's areas but generally speaking, the arrogance here is for you to generally speaking, look down on others or to reject the truth when it comes to you. Now sometimes Muslims think okay, this doesn't

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apply to me, because I'm a believer, I believe in Allah subhanaw taala arrogance here this is about you know, disbelievers. This is about people who don't even accept Islam when the clear message comes to them. But no, in fact, even as Muslims we may fall into Kibera, we may fall into arrogance by looking down on others by considering yourself better than someone else by refusing to address certain people by thinking low of other people and so on and so forth. May Allah subhanaw taala protect our hearts from any form of pride or arrogance alone I mean, and then Allah subhanaw taala says, and we're moving on to

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number three, so read carefully Anna Lee salah, who definitely mean Allah He did manage from Allah subhanaw taala meaning this inevitable occurrence. Lord of Allah adage This is the name of the Surah The Lord of the pathways of heavenly ascent. Ma rage is the plural of Mirage which means a stairway or a ladder or something of which are by which someone is able to go up to ascend. So to call Allah subhanaw taala. The marriage owner, the the one who possesses and sustains and maintains and owns the steps or the pathway of ascension means that Allah subhanaw taala has the highest of positions and in order to go up into His presence and in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala in terms of status

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here specifically, the angels have to ascend many heights, they have to go to a specific place a specific direction in terms of meeting for example, the prophets and the messengers throughout the seven heavens or getting to elbaite in Mahmod the house that is above l karma 70,000 Angels circumambulate around the Kaaba every single day and the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, and a new 70,000 come every single day they don't return until the end of time has meaning until the Day of Judgment. This is how many angels there are. So the angels ascend they go upwards in terms of going towards Allah subhanho wa Taala in a specific description here beyond our understanding laser

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chemically shape. Now they will marriage, the one who owns El Mirage, the heavenly ascension, the heavenly pathway. In fact, what's interesting is I found in some of the toughest year, a discussion on phrases including the knowledge from the time of the Sahaba the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when they would say like bake Allah who made a bake as you would for Hajj for example, I am here Oh ALLAH responding to your call I am here. There are other phrases that are permissible to use as well. And you would have to look further into this when you go for Hajj and Umrah but generally speaking, and this is based on some research from some scholars, including

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even belzona hemella One of the phrases used by some of the companions or one of the companions and Allah knows best law Baker ILA Hill Hawk that make so you're saying I'm here, oh, Allah, the deity of truth. I am here love Baker, then the marriage. So you're saying oh Allah I am here, the one who possesses Allah Subhan the one who possesses and controls the heavenly steps. And why do we know that this is where the angels are ascending. The next area Allah says Toulon Manor eager to work who who really he Yeoman can Anaconda who comes in alpha Santa, the angels and the Holy Spirit Djibouti naughty Salam, or who are ascending to him on a day that is 50,000 years in length. First thing just

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to address a rule in the Quran sometimes refers to Djibouti and it has some other times to the soul, or the spirit that you'll have. Djibouti Nadi Salam is given this honor this title this nickname, he is a rule. For example, less than a year rule I mean, a rule I mean here meaning the trustworthy spirit. Gibreel Ali Salam came down to you with the Quran O Muhammad Sallallahu sunnah as well in Surah Takaya in terms of the angels descending and a row on the night of

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For that, may Allah grant us the reward of that. So just so you're aware, a rule sometimes refers to debriefed on so now, what I want us to focus on with this is 50,000 years, 50,000 years for the Day of Judgment. When we think of the punishment of the Day of Judgment is it's bad as it is for those for whom it is prepared. punishments, on the day of judgment are not prepared for the believers. And this is important to keep in mind when you feel like you're losing hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala, that Allah subhanaw taala is mercy is vast, and Allah does not want to punish, especially those who believe my father in law will be identical in Chicago to Atlanta, Allah says,

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What would Allah get out of punishing you if you believe and you're grateful to him, meaning Allah does not benefit from punishing any of his creation. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us about how far or in that little caffeine, it's prepared for those who reject the truth, they've committed the greatest of crimes. And generally speaking, when we're talking about crimes here, it's important for Muslims to be aware of their shortcomings and to our fear of shortcomings or fear of the Hellfire, not because you think that a Muslim will go to the hellfire? No, because you don't want to have any kind of lacks approach to life lacks approach to that, which is a deterrence in terms of psychology

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in terms of criminal justice in terms of the way the world runs in the way that we think and operate. Generally speaking, when you know there is a consequence or a punishment, you're likely to retain a proper balance in your approach towards some kind of objective or goal 50,000 years. For some people, the punishment is in the standing before the actual punishment of hellfire. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us. And I just want to say this so that nobody wonders so that this is not taken out of context. The 50,000 years here is not about the believers. The 50,000 years here is about a specific group of people, the disbelievers and a specific type of 50,000 years. What do we

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mean by this? When you think about people waiting in this world in anticipation, people who wait in long lines outdoors in the heat of the sun on a hot day, people are waiting outside stores, amusement parks, if you've ever waited for like two hours to ride a roller coaster, people are waiting for their appointments these days because people are outdoors as they're standing, or for Hajj and Umrah standing in the heat of the sun outdoors. For example, on the Day of Arafah these are just some examples. 50,000 years it's it sounds like there's a punishment in the waiting itself before the greater punishment. But what you need to know in terms of the believers is that the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said every time you hear his boss's name, Salah Mahalia, he was he said, the length of the Day of Judgment for the believers is like the time between Valhalla and also the prayers, meaning it's a very short period of time, it'll pass by very quickly. According to another report, it is a weak report. It's like the time that it takes you to complete an obligatory prayer, meaning it's a very short time for the believers. So the 50,000 years here is a reminder for those who disbelieve that there's going to be a lot of anticipation a lot of waiting a lot of torment in the waiting before the actual greater torment. Now the 50,000 years, is it literal? This

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is a question that arises, often Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran, that a day with your Lord, it's like 1000 years as you count 1000 years, according to your type of count, according to your scheduling according to your world. Calfee sanity matter. Does this mean that the 50,000 years is in accordance with a laws days or our days because it's 50,000 years, all that we really need to know in terms of time on the day of judgment is that we have no understanding of the reality of Allah subhanaw taala when it comes to how time is for us, and for ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, we don't really understand it. And that's why we don't need to go into the details of it. All we need to know

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is that this group of people, those who reject the truth, those who committed the worst of crimes, they are rejecting the truth while mocking the Day of Resurrection, well, mocking Allah subhanaw taala mocking the believers and in fact for them the anticipation and anxiety of waiting before the punishment of how is perhaps a part of the punishment itself. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us humility. Now all of this has been mentioned why so that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the companions are being consoled, be patient as possible. So Ron Jimena Be patient, they're making fun of the punishment that's inevitable, and how far it's inevitable. They're making fun of the day the

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day of judgment in which they will be standing for 50,000 years. And they see this as something that is not obvious as though this is something that is not probable and also possible, and some of them actually ask because they do not think it was possible, they would say, How is it possible that when your body dies, that God will recreate you, the One who created you the first time and the one who created the heavens and the earth and said couldn't fire couldn't be and it was, can recreate you in an instant moment. Allah subhanaw taala gave us many signs. And right now during this pandemic, the signs are greater than ever before for those

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whose hearts were heedless. The signs of the reality of God and the afterlife are more clear than they have ever been before. For those who are looking, meaning we're living in this radically skeptical age in which for most people, all they really care about is the fulfillment of individual desire or individual expression. Rather than having an objective, transcendent, divine goal, noble objective, a higher purpose, why you exist in this world, it's not to work forever. It's not to accumulate wealth forever. It's not to build the biggest of homes or to drive the fastest of cars, or to spend your time with rivalry against other people in terms of what you have and what you

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possess. Why are you actually here? What is the objective purpose that Allah subhanaw taala created you for meaning what is your actual story? Because your story, as Allah subhana gave you free will is a story of choice. What did you do with your story, from the time that you were born and your story, your story started before your body was actually born in this world, from the time that you were created as a soul, and with the birth of your body and the angel that was there at that time, and as you were raised, and as you experienced different experiences, the first time that you crawled and then you walked and then you will run, and then you ate, and so on, and so forth,

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depending on your particular story, and everyone has their own experience. May Allah subhana, Allah allow us to pass the tests that come our way. And then you get to a certain point in your life in which you became responsible, you became accountable, once you reach this age of accountability, this age of responsibility. And in Islam, this is the age of puberty, once you reach that age, there is this expectation that as your parents are teaching you or or your teachers are teaching your older siblings or teaching you, and so on and so forth. As you go to the Quran. And you see what Allah subhanaw taala revealed that you're making the right choices. Why? Because these choices

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affect your story in this world, and the story of the consequences you experience in the next life, the story what happens to you when you die, the story of your departure, and oftentimes as human beings because we absolutely love stories, when people pass away, generally speaking, someone in the community, especially the family member, will share some kind of story. Someone at the janazah someone at the masjid will mention, I remember one day we did this, I remember one day, they did that one time I ran into them in the machine one time, they sold these books, and they donated all the proceeds one time they did this and that. And so you start thinking of what stories, stories

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that this person was shaped by or they helped to shape in their community or in society, and everyone who passed away before us all of our loved ones and people we don't know as well, people whose names we've seen on social media, people whose names we've heard, and people whose names we've studied, they all had choices they had to make. And those who made the right choices, the ultimate choice, regardless of their worldly suffering or struggling or experiences, regardless of their wealth, or their status, or whether or not they were married, whether or not they had kids, whether or not they had jobs, whether or not they had the wealth does not really matter. The story that

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really matters is the ultimate choice that you make. Are you going to accept the truth that Allah subhanaw taala sent to you? Are you going to accept that message, the correspondence from the Creator, to the creation, that's the ultimate story that matters, everything else that surrounds it. Oftentimes, it may seem insignificant, it may seem irrelevant. But if you're utilizing your time wisely, then all of the other choices you make are building upon this one ultimate choice. Because if you are extremely active, for example, in serving human beings, and taking care of animals, in taking care of the environment, and social justice causes, in terms of what you're doing your job,

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your family, raising kids, and so on and so forth, whatever choices you're making, that's great Alhamdulillah, but all of that becomes insignificant. If when the truth of God comes to you, you reject it, everything else becomes useless. And so the reward for this person, if they do any good remains limited to this world. And when they die, they have to face the reality that they made the wrong decision, despite the fact that the signs were clear to them, despite the fact that Allah subhanaw taala given them many opportunities, many chances, many different breaths that they took every beating of the heart, all of these are opportunities when the truth comes to you, what do you

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do with it? And as Muslims, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us consistent in accepting the signs that come to us to reinforce the data and the guidance that we have. Because every day you pray and you say the nostril autonomo stuff that can guide us to the straight path, your how you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to help you reinforce the story that you want, which is a story that is based on your your decisions, your choices, your freewill that you made the right decision, the ultimate decision, the most important choice you have to make, which is that you submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala and as a result on the Day of Judgment, you have celebration rather than regret. May Allah

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subhanaw taala make us amongst those who make the right choices and may Allah subhanaw taala forgive us for all of our shortcomings along with me. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam is then being told

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And by extension, all of us are being told and commanded Fosbury, sabalan Janjira endure this trial isn't denial that they have those who mock you people who were rejecting the truth people rejecting the message of Islam. endure this this moment with patients what kind of patients someone jameelah beautiful patience. And there's something really interesting about this first, it says no Allah subhana sync to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam endure this moment, this trial this mockery, because remember, they marked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam endure this with a beautiful patience. That is the fit of a person like you a person of great noble character, a person who is not superficial and

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shallow, a person of noble character waiting like Alana Julio finality, so exemplify beautiful patients here. But in addition, I want us to think about the following and I compiled five examples of this from the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala says 100 Rohan Mahajan, Jamila, Allah says phospho his self help me. Allah subhanaw taala says we're suddenly homeless are often Jamila Allah subhanaw taala says possibly the sovereign Jamila and Allah subhanaw taala it's as though he is reminding us here with these different ayat that whatever it is that you're doing, and learning and experiencing, take from the Quran, the character that you want to build in your life, the character of beautiful

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patients, well, hundra home Hi, John jameelah. So when you're avoiding people of evil, do so with a beautiful character. When you're talking to people about a certain conflict do so with beautiful character when you're being persevering and enduring and patient as people are mocking Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or people are insulting religion left and right in TV shows and movies and politics and throughout the world and online and offline, then respond to it with Slumberland jameelah. Allah subhanaw taala is Jamila. Allah is beautiful, the source of all beauty and He gives us His creation, the mechanism to recognize beauty as well and he loves for his creation to be

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beautified in their character and their deeds. This is what Islam teaches. This is what Allah wants on his creation. So the character of the Quran, the speech of Allah subhanaw taala. The correspondence of the Creator is one of the patients that is beautiful one of perseverance that is beautiful. Additionally, take this as a personal advice and Command of Allah Allah. Allah subhanaw taala is telling you is telling you all of his righteous servants, those who are struggling internally emotionally, those who are struggling with bad relationships, those who are struggling with some kind of trial in this world, phosphorus Oberon Jamila, this is an advice from Allah

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subhanaw taala Anna command, Allah subhanaw taala is command is because generally speaking, help strength, mental resilience coping strategies, all of these are found in what's Oberon, Jamila patience and perseverance have the highest degree, the highest level, and Allah subhanaw taala does not just tell you, you're going to go through tests and trials at dunya. This life is not genuine, Allah does not just tell you that and then put us on Earth and then not give us guidance, out of His mercy. He created us for this test this trial and also gave us all the coping mechanisms that we need spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, in terms of society, in terms of economics, in terms

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of helping one another in terms of social issues. Allah subhanaw taala gave us the entire framework, the entire manual, the entire salvation that we need, and he tells us what to do when we go through difficulties. He tells us and he reminds us, yeah, a new lady, you know, man, who are you who believe, again, Allah is addressing directly the believers here. So there's an emphasis that when Allah says, Yeah, you enter the arena, he'll tell you about something that is good for you to implement, or he will tell you about something that is bad, something that is harmful for you to avoid it. Allah subhanaw taala says, is starting in August Saudi was sold

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in nulla. Now saw it in find help find refuge in what find your help and your refuge and your safety and your coping mechanisms, your healing, your perseverance, your endurance, your strength, find all of that in solid and solid in persevering and in prayer. So you're connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala in Allahu wa salam and Allah is with those who persevere and there's a great reward for it. One of the scholars was asked from the earliest generations, what is some Ron jameelah compared to regular summer? So we know we're supposed to be patient. But when Allah says somewhere on Jimena, how is this of a higher level? Like what is the highest standard of being patient today? Is it for

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us online to for example, to ignore trolls is it for us online to see someone mocking Islam to respond with a beautiful patients so what exactly is the highest degree of beautiful patients here? One of the scholars said this is for someone to be afflicted with a calamity amongst his people in a village and for nobody else to know about it. Why? Because they turn directly to Allah subhanaw taala seeking help from Allah alone, knowing that in that particular situation, nobody could be of help to them. Don't misunderstand this if you need help one particular individual or you need therapy for a particular trauma, whatever you're supposed to do, take all the risk

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sources that are available. But generally speaking, the people have the highest standard of solder, are trying to find their coping mechanism through Allah subhanaw taala, through the Quran, through the reminders through the knowledge through the revelation, again, not talking here about very specific situations that may need professional counselors, and that's encouraged in some situations, but rather here we're talking about the general type of attitude and mentality, which is that when I'm going through a hardship, I'm not going to be complaining about it to the entire world. I will be trying to work this hardship out i'll be trying to find my healing I will be trying to recover

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with a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala rather than constantly complaining or being negative about what I'm going through. So again, the distinction between the two matters. The question is, what do we do moving forward? How do we exemplify somebody and Jamila and of course, this is an entire seminar an entire lecture worthy of discussing somebody on jameelah are mentioned three Inshallah, and then I'll ask you for some additional suggestions you can share in the chat to benefit others. Number one, keep connecting with Allah speech, stay connected to the Quran. The people before us knew that the Quran is the speech of Allah correspondence from Allah subhanho wa

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taala. So they used to study it by the night and act upon it by the day. So they used to study the Quran at night, meaning they used to reflect on it, recite it, pray with it, and in the daytime, they would act upon it in terms of their character. So stay connected with the Quran, stay connected with the Quran, during this pandemic. And with all that's happening globally. And with the advent of technology and the internet and instantaneous current events, everyone knows what's happening almost immediately, all around the world. Because we are connected to the entire world. Generally speaking, news will come to us when there is some calamity, some suffering some trials, some hardship or war,

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whatever it may be. So because we are exposed to more and more of the trials of other people as well, and some people internally may start to become pessimistic or depressed or negative, watching the news, reading the news and so on and so forth. It's more important now than ever before, to stay connected with a Quran to stay connected with it on a daily basis to read it reflect and if you don't understand it, you learn the meanings to learn the tough seat as well. It's extremely important to stay connected to the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala describes it as she felt only Matthew So Lord, it is a healing for what is in the hearts it is a healing for all diseases in this world.

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It is a healing for us physically and mentally and emotionally psychologically. The Quran if we were to take it as a companion will be a source of light and healing for us and for the world around us. So number one, stay connected with the Quran. Number two, keep connecting with Allah subhanaw taala through dua, and Dickey day and night. Keep your tongue busy with the remembrance of Allah while you're working, studying, generally speaking, multitasking, stay connected with the law make dua for major and minor things. And try one way to practice this. Aside from your own personal relationship with Allah. Try to practice in your interactions with other people in your conversations in your

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text messages in your emails, to always include at least one or two dua so when we're talking to one another and somebody says something may Allah bless you may Allah reward you may Allah subhanaw taala strengthen you may Allah subhanaw taala utilize you to bring other people closer to him, always increase your dua for one another and in our social interactions, and inshallah This is a reflection and a sign that we're increasing our DUA and they get in private as well. And number three, keep connecting to your purpose and your afterlife. As long as your eyes are on the price. And you're focused on why you are here. And you're not being distracted by your work in terms of an

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athlete, you're not being distracted by family in terms of the athlete or you're not being distracted by desires in terms of the athlete, stay connected to your actual objective purpose, not the one you created, not the one that society dictated, not the one that is based on desires or trends and fads and whatever is happening around the world know, the objective purpose that Allah subhanaw taala created you for to be tested. That's why we're here to pass this test. Keep connecting to your purpose and to your state in the afterlife, how you want to meet a loss of power and how it is that you want to be standing there and talking to Mr. subhanaw taala and looking at

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your book of deeds and finding that you did what you're supposed to do, you did the best that you could do. And when you made mistakes, you sought forgiveness from Allah and you never give up your patients today you're sober today and your faith in Allah subhanaw taala is what will protect you against having to stand for 50,000 years on the Day of Judgment. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to pass all of our tests Allama me and may Allah subhanaw taala make this easy for us and grant us the sources and resources of relief and therapy whether it is internally whether it is with companions, whether it is with a therapist, may Allah subhanaw taala always guide us to the most

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pleasing and efficient source of growth and healing Aloma Amin, let's move on to item number six in the homeodomain a whole by either an IR seven one or Rahu cartiva. So these people who reject

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The Day of Judgment like many people in 2021, they truly see they genuinely think in their hearts, that the day of judgment that life after death is impossible or far away. It means both things. Some, some scholars said this could mean that these people thought it's so far away, there's no reason to worry about it. And others amongst them would say, it's such a far fetched idea. It's a far fetched concept for you to believe that there is life after death. And so they would say, What will we're only going to be here, clearly, when people die, their body stopped. And so they're thinking, what is there after that, but we know that the consciousness that we all experienced the

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soul that you have does not die, it moves on to the next realm. Allah Subhana Allah says when Rahu kaliba, we see it as inevitable. We see it as close by the more your Eman increases, especially when you see death all around you in 2021. And now we're connected to all of these announcements and experiences. The more your iman increases, the more you believe with conviction that the victory and help of ALLAH is nearby. We're not all who are either. The truth is not based on the perception of human beings regarding the hereafter regarding the unseen. Rather, the truth is based on what Allah subhanaw taala, the One who created this universe has informed us about and we can all reflect right

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now on actions that we take every single day, that increase and reflect our belief, our iman, that the afterlife is very close by that your death is not far off. This should not create for us and increased death anxiety. This should cause us to be more productive and optimistic that you're Allah and trying my best to Allah your mercy. So last year, Allah forgive me for this that you keep trying that you don't give up. And again, the main lesson that we're going to be emphasizing when it comes to the human experience of change, and the psychology of change. And the spirituality of change is that in Islam, there is no such thing as hopelessness, there is no such concept as giving up hope,

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meaning if you're still alive, and your heart is still beating, regardless of what happened for the last 50 years, there's always hope today, people in their 70s and 80s accept Islam and their entire their entire slate is wiped clean. People have committed sins for many years, finally, a week and a turn back to Allah subhanaw taala. And many of them now are actually calling others to the truth, advising others and they're connecting with Allah subhanaw taala in a very strong way. The question is, How soon do you think your departure is from this world? How do you think about your departure, if you see it as something nearby, here is an example. If you think your trip your departure out of

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this world, your soul is moving on tonight or tomorrow, then you've already prepared, meaning what you're taking care of the actions of today, and you're taking care of the preparation you need for tomorrow. One way to do this is to have your Wasley your will completed. And so a Muslim, generally speaking should not allow days to go by, as the Prophet sallallahu sallam said in which you don't have a will. And in this day and age are written well, if you don't have a will, it's one of the greatest things you can do to really feel prepared and accepting of the reality that you don't belong here at dunya that you're moving on, prepare your will try this inshallah yourselves try this

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tonight. If you have not before, at least take the first step to preparing an Islamic world you can find many resources online as well. But in short, take the first step to bid farewell to write your farewell to your friends and your family. And to say as long as this is prepared, and I'm reflecting on it, if I leave this world, at least I took care of some arrangements, at least I left behind some advice. If my time to leave this world is tomorrow or next week, at least I did all that I could and I was ready to depart. So this was clear is one way to reflect that. Are there ways that you see reflections of your belief that you'll pass away soon, meaning sometime in the next month, a year,

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10 years, 50 years soon is very relative, right? That you really believe that afterlife is close by is that you don't allow yourself to become heedless for a long time that when you fall short, you don't just wait and procrastinate and postpone you find a solution. You find therapy, find a resource, whatever it may be as quickly as possible, that you don't keep postponing things. If there's something you need to take care of. In terms of improving the state of your afterlife. Take care of it today. Don't delay until tomorrow. Because if that's your habit, always delaying then eventually a day will come in which there is no tomorrow. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us

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against procrastination and make us consistent in preparing for the day that we depart. One day soon brothers and sisters we all know this. One day soon, all of us who are here listening to this lecture right now will depart from this world we want to be alive in this world, our souls will have moved on. And what we want ultimately, is to know that we made the right choices is to know that when we made the wrong choices, we turned back to Allah subhanaw taala and we never gave up that we kept trying is our hearts were clear and clean and pure. We forgave those who wronged us we moved on from that we didn't hold on to that is

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that our actions in terms of the Riba that the obligations are fulfilled the prohibitions, we avoided them, that we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow our departure from this world to be the greatest day for us, we need terms of our meeting of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And most importantly, that when we think of leaving this world, we reflect on the things we left behind, and the things that we sent a hat, what did you send a hand that's waiting for you that is sincere, that is real, that is genuine that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. Because when we think of our departure, a lot of worldly things become very petty, or insignificant, a lot of things people get distracted

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with, and through become really, really insignificant, really minor. And sometimes people take minor things that have happened to them, and they make the major and then they identify and shape their entire lives in this one thing, but in fact that one trial becomes insignificant in light of death. And really, we have to get to the point where we are content with the decree of Allah while praying for the best while praying for relief while finding all avenues of relief, knowing that soon we will leave this world of trials and we will move on to all of compensation. But once you leave, there are no opportunities. You can't do any more prayer, you can't fast anymore, you can't get more in

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charity. So while your heart is beating, take advantage and ask Allah subhanaw taala to always guide you and your life mission and your goals and your family and your loved ones in your community to that which is most productive, efficient and pleasing to Him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept from all of us and to forgive us for shortcomings Aloma, I mean, Allah subhanaw taala says yo will matter cooler summer or cold water cooler Energy Value color on that day the sky. So, which day is this, this is the day the length of which is 50,000 years. So the discussion that already began on that day, the day of resurrection, the sky will be like a lot of scholars say a normal molten brass

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is like constantly changing but also some of them said well I have some reddish or darkish colors to it a type of red and dark

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atmosphere in terms of what people see what a cool g value color and the mountains will be like discarded and multi layered and very light rule and Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this also in surah Allah so Allah subhanaw taala here is describing the Day of Judgment. And on that day, the day that these people are rejecting and in the in the 21st century many people are still rejecting while yes, honeymoon honeymoon on that Day no close friends will ask about one another. So the homies the close friend, right so you have a Saudi, you have a hammy, we have a holiday, they will not even ask about each other. And what's interesting about this, before any of us become afraid or anxious about

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this, this is not referring to the believers. So let's let's start off with a foundation here. These are people who deny in the Day of Judgment, they deny every sign every message they've committed the greatest of crimes, which is to reject the truth of God to reject the truth from God the message of God, no close friend on that severe day, the day they are refusing to prepare for or accept. No, none of them will ask about one another. Why? Because as they are dealing with their own situations and their own problems, they're not thinking of anyone else. And so the attitude for many of these people in that day will be once enough's enough see myself myself.

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We hear stories like The following story frequently were a group of people. For example, one time a group of young brothers from Michigan, were out driving, they were going somewhere on a road trip, they got into a car accident was really bad. So they got into this accident and the car was damaged really badly. Some of them were injured slightly. But what's interesting is that as the car was moving and shaking, and then finally it stopped. One of the first things that happened when the car came to a standstill, is that some of them have that they were all okay, some of them basically started looking at one another and asked me Are you okay? Are you okay? Are you okay? For example,

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changing the names, but the point is the first thing that they thought of as they are still breathing and they just barely just finished experiencing this, this difficult experience is that they checked on one another. How are you doing? Are you okay? Is everyone okay? And this happens a lot and perhaps some of us have experienced this in different ways. Something happens to a group of people and someone asks, Is everyone okay? Another example, one time a mother with her child, a young toddler was shot in Palestine. They lost the pattern to ease their affairs and ease all of our affairs and purify the lands of the believers around the world. Alomar thought he had to be another

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Muslim in an ideal body mean Allama mean? So mother was carrying her child, a toddler, maybe two years old, and she was shot and the first thing that mother did was she looked at her child and she checked for bullets. She checked for an injury. She wasn't sure where the bullet went. She wasn't sure who got hurt or who got injured, and she didn't realize until a few moments later that she herself was shot and she was bleeding. Her first thought was to check on her child and this is natural and expected

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In terms of the love of a mother for her child, what I want us to consider here is that the day of judgment for those who disbelieved those were in a bad situation, those who did not prepare, they were reckless in this life. They really thought they were living one life. So their mentality was a YOLO all the way, no preparation to meet alone, no acceptance of reality, no responsibility with their actions, complete, pure pursuit of their own desires, whatever their own liberal ideas came out and expressed and accepted by society or trend, the trends that were happening in society, that's what they pursued, no preparation, no responsibility on that day, they will be running from

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one another. Now Allah says, a close friend on that day this is for the disbelievers will not ask about his or her close friends on that day. What is your honeymoon honeymoon you both sorrow and home even though they can see one another? They can see one another and even our basketball de la Huang He mentioned that they will see each other on that day, but then their own thoughts are what am I going to do about my situation? How am I going to get out of this mess? Why did I not prepare for this? And they will be saying words of regret mentioned throughout the Quran for example, yeah, later yeah later, later and add them to the hierarchy. I wish I prepared more for my afterlife my

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true life. Yeah, Leighton Elam a tough fit for Lana Halina. I wish I didn't take this person, this man or this woman as a close friend. Why? Because they had an influence on me they had an impact on me. So these people are saying if only if only words of regret not thinking about their friends in that situation. They're not thinking as everyone okay? They're not thinking How are you doing? So there are two types of people on the day of judgment with this particular scenario. There are people who will run for each other their own friends and will not ask about each other. And then there are the believers. And we'll get to that in a moment inshallah. The first group are those who deny and

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they are mentioned here, they will see each other on that day and still they will not care. Yeah, what do you imagery Mona we are studying in our other video may even be bunny, although they will be made to see each other the wicked meaning the people of disbelief and rejecting of the truth, will wish to ransom themselves from the punishment of that day by their own children, while Sahiba teehee and by their own spouses and by their siblings will facility allottee to WWE, and their own clans or tribes that used to shelter them, woman Phil, only Jimmy and Therma, Yoongi, and everyone on earth all together just to save themselves, they would be willing to ransom everyone on that day. And we

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have here that just the beginning of the next day, we're not going to get into this yet what Allah says Kela No, all of this will be rejected, meaning by no means whatsoever. No amount of ransom will be accepted from that person on that day. Even if you were to give up your most beloved child in this world, the one you'll take a bullet for in this world, the one you would rather die for in this world. In the next life, this person would try to ransom all human beings and all of their wealth and even if they had gold, like the entirety of the earth, Allah says in the Quran is with anyone that would be rejected from them, it will not be accepted as a ransom on that day. The only currency

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you have on that day are your good deeds, the only currency you should invest it for the afterlife, or your good deeds. And you should genuinely have a fear of not having any good deeds of not having sincere deeds. And this fear is not one that paralyzes people, this fear psychologically should be channeled into and reframed and redirected into something positive, which is to be productive, which is to live with equilibrium to live with purpose and preparation for that which you know, is inevitable. And I want us to consider here, a really random Jim. I'm also Palatinus says, well, Sahiba TV wealthy, he's describing their spouses, his like this would say wives or Sahiba T is

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referring to the wives. And as Allah subhanaw taala describes the spouses as friends, one of the scholars was commenting on this in terms of the character that you take from this in terms of the the perspective on relationships is a generally speaking, what improves any kind of relationship is for the husband and the wife to be friends as well meaning what for them to take one another as close friends. It's not this dry, difficult relationship that is constantly filled with a harshness constantly filled with authority and give me my right and take your right. It's a relationship that's built upon what true love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala unconditional love and that

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love Yes, at times, it will fluctuate in terms of the experience, but the love has to be unconditional in terms of the perspective in terms of the rights that are given in terms of the experiences that are had. And so Allah subhanaw taala says, well, sorry, Betty. So for those who are in relationships, may Allah subhanaw taala allow you to experience the friendship of that relationship before even thinking about the rights of that relationship. And this requires Of course, the efforts of both the husband and the wife and when there is a lack of efforts from one or the other. Something has to be done some resources, some therapy, a marital counselor, in order for

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that, as that little bump in the road to be overcome inshallah and fro

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Those who are not married or in relationships. May Allah subhanaw taala grant you a righteous spouse who is also a close friend to you. Now, one of the things that I mentioned is that this situation here is not for the Muslims, it's not for the believers. Does anyone here know the proof from the Quran, in which Allah subhanaw taala describes for us a situation of the believers, so they're not running from each other. Here people are running from each other fleeing from each other. So what is it that will happen to the Muslims, the believers on that day, the proof from the Quran that the Muslims and the believers generally will have a different experience is where Allah subhanaw taala

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says,

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we are eating bubble homely valdan I do ill and mortality, that close friends on that day will be enemies to each other except for and multiplane the God conscious that God conscious on that day will be told there is no fear on you, nor shall you grieve. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us in a good situation with good friends with good family upon righteousness, advising one another always for his sake, so that when we gather on the Day of Judgment, we are safe on that day from a formula who shudder or that he can yell when a phone number or telephone. So Laura, Allah subhanaw taala says he saves the believers on the day of judgment from all the difficulties of that day. And when

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do you know that you're not going to experience difficulty on that day, as soon as the soul starts to leave the body and the angels that come to the believer that the angels of mercy come to the believing soul as it leaves the body and they say what Allah Hafiz Wallah has or has any worksheet will be generated that equal to two out of the first moment you will know your position in the next life is as soon as your soul starts to leave the body. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to sincerely live upon that which is pleasing to Him and to die upon it. And to be given the glad tiding of Jana that gluttony that there's no fear for you, there's no sadness for you where you're

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going, you're going to be celebrating. This is why when you think of those who passed away before us, our brothers and sisters, our loved ones, our family members, mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, spouses, relatives, community members, when you think of those who passed away before and they were righteous, as far as we know, they were very righteous in their actions as far as we know. And only Allah knows best and we assume the good of one another. The reality is we should assume that they are in a better place than we are today. And we need to do whatever it is that we need to do to also end up in a good position in a good place, so that those who follow us

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inshallah will follow in righteous footsteps. Now moving on to Kerala. Moving on to the rejection of what these people want. On that day. Allah subhanaw taala says, Can in Hannover, so now there's a description of the Hellfire color in her logo means there will be a raging flame on that day Nuzhat. In the shower, there's an explicit description here that it will burn off parts of the body. One description is parts of the scalps or the heads. And what's interesting here, take the the action item for the believer. It's reported that the Muslims who pray those who perform prayer for the sake of Allah in this world will be protected against the fire through their salami. The Salah is a

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shield against the hellfire, just as fasting and other things as well. The one who prostrates to Allah subhanaw taala as best as they can in this world, the one who prays to Allah, to their greatest capacity in this world will be safe in the next life. So use your body and your blessings in this world for the sake of Allah and He will save you in the next life due to your humility and His mercy. The Hellfire on that day will try to summon certain people called certain people to end will rage towards certain types of people tend to ruminate about all that I wonder what Jana Rafa so it will summon those who turn their backs on the truth on Allah subhanaw taala, those who rejected

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the truth, what GEMA for a while, and they gathered wealth in this world, and they hoarded their wealth. We're living in the United States, and I assume that all of you are in the US, some of you perhaps in other places, we're living in a times in which a wealth has become more accessible for many people, but not just wealth, convenience of a dunya comfort of a dunya is now more accessible to more people, despite the fact that many people are still living in absolute poverty around the world, in the US and around the world. And what I want us to take from this is that many times when people feel that they are in terms of wealth, and material, wealth, material possessions that they

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are independent, when people start to feel so much physical comfort and desires are satisfied, left and right. And everything is based on instant gratification given to you instantly. Everything is quick, everything is fast, everything is speeding, when people are given more of a dunya that test for these people increases. Why? Because a lot of people start to have the mentality like many atheists and agnostics and secularists and others, many of whom are liberal in terms of their values. And they will say, Well, if we have everything that we need, and we have all the things that we need to get through life and our wealth and and so on and so forth, then what is the relevance of

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God and religion to our everyday lives? And that's a very shallow question. It's an

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extremely shallow question, because the truth has no whatsoever no relevance whatsoever to how little or how much wealth and convenience and comfort you have many what you don't measure the truth based on how much wealth or comfort you have, because a person may be upon the truth with very little wealth and with a lot of wealth. And someone may be upon falsehood with very little wealth and a lot of wealth. The truth should be measured with a methodology that is logical and rational and reasonable and intuitive and satisfies the different senses that we have the emotional, the psychological, the physical, the social, the political, and so on and so forth. The spiritual Of

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course, so these people became what they thought became independent in terms of what they thought they controlled. And I've, I've spoken to so many people like this before, I spoke once to an atheist, who basically said, I have everything that I need, why should I prepare for a life after death? Said what does that have to do with your afterlife? Do you believe? Or do you not believe that this is the truth not based on your economic status, not based on your financial situation, not based on the color of your skin on where you live on where you're born? not based on any of these things, you measure the truth as truth, and then you follow and then you accept and then you humble

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yourself. And so for many people, this is a test. Brothers and sisters, be careful not to fall into the trap of Shavonne where a person has more and more and more and Allah blesses you with what you have a dunya so then you become complacent, then you think you're independent. And the reality is the believer knows regardless of how much wealth you attain, you're always dependent upon Allah subhana wa Tada, and everything can change in a moment, everything can change over dunya in one moment, look at how this pandemic completely changed society all around the world, completely stopped society around the world. Look at how many of us were affected by directly and indirectly

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look at how many rich people lost their wealth overnight, and how many poor people gained a lot of wealth in a short period of time in their own lives and their own experiences. So what I want us to consider is that Allah subhanaw taala reminds us that this life nothing in it is permanent letter kabuna Pablo, Kanaan Pollock, you will go through experience after experience, phase after phase, you have to believe that change is inevitable, and nothing about dunya is entitled, nothing is guaranteed for you. If you have wealth today, use it for the sake of Allah because Allah subhanaw taala tested you with, if you have good health today, may Allah preserve you use it for his sake

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before you before you lose it tomorrow before you're tested with it. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us and our health and grant us Afia Illustra patent grant Shiva to those who seek Shiva through him. Furthermore, everything that you have of this world any blessing that you have attributed to Allah subhanaw taala. For there are people who are more righteous than us who don't have anything that we have. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us humble. These types of people, this group of people are doing what some people are doing today in the 21st century, these types of people in particular had two traits mentioned here, they would reject the truth when it comes to them. And number two, they start

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to become arrogant, and stingy and greedy, despite the fact that they have a lot of wealth. Look at the discussions happening in politics today. And social justice issues today, where people are talking about economic injustice, wealth inequality, where people are talking about the absolute rich of the rich, and how this is affecting the lower class how this is affecting the middle class, how there are even severe and distinct gaps. And basically disparities between different groups of people in one society that can afford to benefit all people and can afford to benefit people around the world as well. So when we see people hoarding their wealth, and they're very stingy, they're

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very greedy. They're not very generous. They're not working towards causes and policies at the political level, to help more and more people so they want to hoard more wealth for themselves, we see that this is one of the primary causes of oppression volve in the United States today and around the world, people who have a lot of wealth and corporations who don't really care about other people who don't truly care about giving more wealth to other people, because the bottom line for them is all about what profits profits over people has become their religion. And in fact, Allah subhanaw taala describes this type of human beings throughout history describes first nations that were like

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this describes for us our role as well. The wealthiest man in history describes these people who deny life after death. So there's a link here. There's a link here between the two traits and the two actions. rejecting the truth is a sign of arrogance. And as a result, many people who are arrogant towards God and arrogant towards being judged by God on the day of judgment that they have justice are more likely to commit oppression, or sins in this world, not just to disbelieve in God which is the worst type of oppression and the worst type of sin, but also oppression against other people. Why? Because they don't really believe they're going to die and faith Allah subhanaw taala

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the more you believe in Allah, and the more you believe in the Day of Judgment, you're meeting with Allah, the more you're prepared for it, and the less you're oppressed.

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other people, social justice issues would be resolved immediately if all human beings believed in their inevitable meeting with Allah tonight. The reality is even as Muslims at times we dip in our preparation for it. We also fluctuate in our belief that the day of judgment, my afterlife might begin any moment because your afterlife begins when you die. Your afterlife begins before the day of the resurrection, right during the stage of elbows off the grave groups of people who hoard their wealth and they become stingy. Why are these people important to reference here, you're going to have first characteristics of people of evil and then the characteristics of righteous people. And

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we ask Allah to make us righteous, where you will find some action items in your individual life and socially and your volunteerism and your community, your masjid, your family, your relationships, your goals, your job, everything that shaped who you are, will be based on the following characteristics of the people of belief. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said learn to hurry if you are a Allahu Allah do not hold back your wealth or else Allah will hold back from you, meaning you will be refrained from having access to some of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah subhanaw taala says I earned it in in Santa Holyoke. Aha. Verily, humankind was created

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with a type of impatience a type of stinginess, does this mean all human beings No, this means this is one potential that human beings have that is embedded in who we are meaning it is a possible way of life for you to pursue to act upon. Here's something cool in terms of the the gems of tafseer from around different surah in the Quran, similar to this about the creation of human beings Allah subhanaw taala tells us about other types of traits humans might be inclined towards. So you might say some people will argue these are this is nature versus nurture. hereditary traits or weaknesses are the effective traits that some people have more than others and natural weakness that people

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have the potential to fall into. Allah subhanaw taala describes some human beings as a holy ha ha here, impatient or stingy or lefty host in null in Santa Fe hosts mankind is in loss. Does this mean all human beings are in loss? Does this mean all human beings are impatient? Allah subhana describes some human beings as lumen Kapha those who are oppressive and they are not grateful to Allah think about the one you know who they have a lot of dunya but every time they lose something minor every time they go through a small hardship, they explode, they make it a big deal they feel they're entitled, and they become basically explosive in the relationship with Allah subhanaw taala as well

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and they start questioning and loss of Hannah Montana law Newman CAFO This is one type of human being Allah subhanaw taala also says in the internet, or in other verses later on be like Canute. So elsewhere in the Quran, not in the Surah some human beings towards Allah subhanaw taala, they are not prepared and they're also very belligerent. So what do you want us to note here, be very careful in this this common society, this common era of liberal philosophy and liberal values. And when you see liberal philosophy, it can mean many things. What we mean is one strand of liberalism, which is based on secularism, one strand of liberalism focuses on individual desires more than anything else.

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So the placement of individual desires at the highest level, the highest pedestal you can possibly find. It's extremely dangerous. When people fall into this mentality, Muslims as well and other religious communities, because they start making individual desire, the ultimate goal, the ultimate ends, they start making individual expression, the most important thing and in fact, for some people, it becomes their religion, it becomes their God, Allah subhanaw taala describes these types of liberal people 1400 years ago, a thought or a terminator father in law who Hawa Do you not see the one who takes his or her desires, individual expressed desires and eternal desires, as a deity

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as a religion, not everything about religion is going to be through certain organized religion or rituals. For some people. Money is the religion neoliberalism. For other people, it is their corporate or political power. And for some people, it is nationalism to worship the nation state as a deity and to find certain things to be a type of blasphemy against it. And for some people, their type of their type of religion is the one that focuses on their their values, their own desires, not based on what Allah has revealed. So for them, what they are inclining to they feel they are justified to pursue. And this is the type of attitude we see that is very common today that

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unfortunately, to be very blunt, and Frank and very direct. Sometimes we fall into these mistakes as Muslims, sometimes an innocent Muslim might fall into this thought process. Why? Because we haven't learned any better. We haven't studied this properly. And we see that this is so common for people to say, I was born this way or this is how I feel or I'm going to just do whatever I want. Leave me alone, your religion, my religion, your

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desires, my desires. And I'm not talking here about force, I'm talking about advice, I'm talking about being real. I'm talking about being very frank about what the truth is. So when people say, I was born this way, I can't change this is actually a lie, number one against the reality of who we are. And this is also a lie. But what the truth is, this is a lie against the psychology of change that people do change all the time. And in fact, you have at least 2 billion Muslims around the world who are you walking sign of this are walking proof of this. So having a hereditary weakness does not mean it cannot change does not mean you cannot overcome it. Allah subhanaw taala mentions

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that he created us with the potential to do good, and also the potential to do evil. That's the test. So you can incline towards evil, that does not mean you are forced to do evil, you can incline towards good but you're not forced to do good. That's your test. Allah Subhana Allah sends to human beings throughout history, guidance, through messengers, to reform them, to help them to guide them in a very practical way. And one final message the Quran, through Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and that message gives us all that we need to reform ourselves psychologically. So there is a psychology of change through the revelation through the Quran and Sunnah. And the psychology of

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change is one that we should act upon first and then teach to others as well, that when you say, I have a defective trait, I struggle somebody says, for example, one man, he's always texting a constant. I'm struggling with anger every other day, I'm struggling with anger, I don't know what to do with anger, and SubhanAllah. We look at these traits. And we find that some people give up very quickly. Why because they think that trying again is going to lead to failure, they think I was born this way, so I cannot change. Now, Allah subhanaw taala gives us the exceptions. So when Allah subhanaw taala says in the internal holy for who you are, that does not mean you are who you are

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right now, that means you have the potential to be that way. But you also have the potential to be better than that. So don't say I can't change, don't say I can't be better. People are constantly changing for the better. That is one of the missions of life. That's one of our objectives, that we're constantly seeking purification and growth, is it always going to be easy? Of course not. Are we sometimes going to have to try 300 400 500 times over the course of five and 10 years to become better in one area of life, perhaps. But that's part of the test. And there's a reward in that and the sweetness in that in this life before before even the next life. Don't ever justify a sin by

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saying I have the inclination or potential to do it. You're not judged for an inclination you're judged based on what what you do after that, do you act upon it? Or do you stop yourself and purify yourself as well? May Allah subhanaw taala, purify us and guide us and protect us along with me? Either Mr. Chabot, Joshua, what you must, so hydro manua. So, this type of human being the stingy person is described right here. So if this is you, then work towards overcoming this but generally speaking, these are the types of traits of people who are arrogant people of disbelief, how do we know this? Allah subhanaw taala says this type of stingy impatient person, when he is touched with

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evil, when something bad happens to him or to her, they become very distressed, just do Ah, but when something good happens to them, when any kind of blessing is given to them, they became they become what Manu ah, basically they start to withhold Yumna he prevents others from Access accessing something good. Remember, for those who are with us last semester as well, men Nury lil highly more attending a few people who prevent others from accessing the blessings that Allah gave you. One of the most evil qualities we see today, in human beings in all types of social and political discussions, is when people are blessed with great blessings from Allah, like a lot of wealth or

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success and so on and so forth. And then they become what stingy with other people. Allah blessed you with so much money with so many things in this world, and you are going to then prevent other people from having Allah share these blessings with you. You cannot share them with other people. So this is one of the worst traits of a human being. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, one of the worst things that can be found in a man or a woman is greedy, impatience and unrestrained cowardice. Shahana Hollier. On what juglone Hollier May Allah subhanaw taala protect us. Here's the exception. And this is where we start brothers and sisters for the next 20 minutes. Focus on how

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much of the following traits you are fulfilling how much you fall into these categories. Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah told us in the in Santa Fe hosts all mankind is in was ill Alladhina amanu Amina Saudi hotwater also will help you to also be salt, except for those who believe they call upon truth and they call upon patience and perseverance. Here Allah subhanaw taala mentions some evil types of human beings and then he says Illinois Sunday except for those who pray. This is where we start. So mankind is described almost as a default for those who are evil is described with blameworthy characteristics. And Allah subhanaw taala gives us the exception for that people that

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are guided by Allah, people that are helped by Allah, people who are sincere seeking this guidance, and they say and it all starts with and they start with Salah that you pray to Allah subhanaw taala

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So it says though that Allah subhanaw taala saying and reminding you or Muslim or Muslim, that the increase in Salah in your life is a way for you to avoid some of the hardships of this life or a way for you to avoid being stingy in this life when bad things happen is a way for you to be more generous towards others. Furthermore, animal saloon those who pray amongst the believing men and women, they are able to reach through Salah if it's done with quality if it's done properly, some of the highest levels of transcendence and tranquility, that peace that so many people are killing for that peace that so many wealthy people cannot find cannot attain and there's a void in the heart and

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the mind that they are searching for, they are paying for they are numbing their minds with other things within toxic foods and drugs and certain lifestyles, and still they feel ill mousseline Salah solo leads to a type of psychological resilience, a type of tranquility, a type of reassurance and medical enlightenment in order to truly in the worship and remembrance of Allah, your the hearts find reassurance, the one who establishes Salah regularly the one who fulfills this act of worship this obligation of Allah subhanho wa Taala will find through it an avenue to be generous towards others, rather than to be stingy. Who are they so number one and mousseline. May Allah keep us all

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consistent. Here Allah subhanaw taala clarifies as well an additional point they don't just pray Alladhina whom Allah Salah to him, the Imam, they are content consistently performing their prayers. So here for example, you may say, here's a very practical thing to do right now to write this down on a scale of one to 10 how consistent are you with your five prayers? Meaning what in terms of the timeframe that Allah gave you? Because every prayer has its time so for yourself and I'll give you 20 seconds inshallah. Write this down for your own self. how consistent are you with at least the five prayers, at least the five prayers Alladhina Hamada Salah team, the Emoto Allah now begins

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describing the believers who are actually an exception to all the bad things that we heard about before. The stinginess, the rejection of the truth that arrogance. These are the exceptional traits. These are the traits of the believers. Consistency, meaning what no amount of laziness, or love of comfort or love of your blanket and your bed and the warmth of your bed. No amount of occupation or interest or work or video game or Leisure's or entertainment or friends or relationships, no matter of jobs or status opportunities or growth or promotions, or meeting with certain types of people will hinder you from being punctual and consistent when it comes to your prayer. Elon mousseline

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Alladhina hermana Salah to the moon, when the prayer time comes, the believer abandons everything about dunya all occupation and activity. And within that timeframe that Allah allotted for us they stand up to perform the worship of Allah subhana wa. Now one of the things that we hear about through one of the companions is that that a moon consistent can also mean those who pray consistently even within their prayers. So they are trying to have a high standard of tranquility, focus, humility, peace of mind, in the Salah as well. Now interestingly here, for those who can connect this to Surah to you and Allah subhanaw taala says are the affliction won't be known. Those

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who believe have succeeded already, they've succeeded why many of the afterlife is a guarantee that they've succeeded. The very first thing Allah says Alladhina, Humphrey Salatin hasura They are those who are humble and humbly submissive, focused in their prayer. So here we have an assault on what we know and similarities in the traits that are mentioned. If you want to know how to be the best possible believer, make sure you fulfill these foundations first, before you rush to volunteer for some cause before you rush to solve the world's problems. Make sure between you and Allah, you are solving your own problems, make sure you are fulfilling the basic acts of worship Otherwise,

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otherwise you will limit your potential in solving the world's problems in a way that is actually pleasing to Allah, you will fall into more mistakes. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us consistent along with me. The one who is consistent in their Salah is likely the one who will consistently attain the tranquility of Salah you will find a reassurance a psychological peace and healing and therapy through prayer when you connect with Allah subhanahu Wattana because your Salah is consistent May Allah subhanaw taala keep us consistent alone me. Allah subhanaw taala reminds us to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam hadn't told our mother in law a dua Musa in that the most beloved

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deeds to Allah are those that are the most consistent and the one who have the image, even if those deeds are few. So maybe you're not reading for example, five or six zip per day, once every month rather, you are reading what maybe half a dozen or one just every single day but you're consistent the entire year. Maybe you're not praying tahajud every single night and let's say that's your goal and then you burn out after a month rather you're praying 200 in a way that is consistent. For example, you never go to sleep except that you pray to rock as after a sham before what

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And you do this every single month, you're consistent. Don't give up on your consistent small habits. Start with something small and consistent of obviously beyond the obligations. Start with something small and consistent and don't give up on it. Once you master something for about two or three months, start to build on it after that, and do this with all areas of life you will find in Sharla more motivation and more success that way. In fact, a tidbit here, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and advice for those who stand to pray, the night prayer plan will lay start with two light rockets. What happens when someone gets up for the first time to pray today, they're

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excited and motivated. Say, I'm going to start this new act of worship pandemic, I'm at home. I've always been saying if I had more time, I'll do this and do that. Now people have been home for almost nine months. And a lot of the things that they claim that they wanted to do, they have not done now that you are home and you want to protect them you want to fast you want to move Quran whatever your particular strength is, or habit is that you're pursuing.

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Prophet sallallahu sallam said, start with two lightworkers. If you start off with two heavy rock, as there is a possibility, you will be discouraged from continuing. There's a possibility you feel tired and say you know what, I don't think I can do this every night. And so if you want to be more consistent due to lightworkers, if that works out well and you feel the momentum, your confidence builds psychologically, in the psychology of change. The first steps are the most crucial, then you'll find yourself continuing after that as well and trauma. And also this should be the way that we teach one another. It should be the way that we advise one another when you post on social media,

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that you're inviting people to a standard of building some kind of minimum habit, some kind of minimum structure or framework and then to build on top of that, and to know that everyone is unique in their own story, their own approach. Everyone has their own struggles, their own strengths, own weaknesses, and they may be strong in some areas like prayer, whereas others are stronger in fasting, voluntary fast, but build yourself and build others through this methodology of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When Medina fee I'm wondering how to model those who give a rightful share of their wealth, who to whom Lissa, anyone Mahalo to that beggar, and the poor, may Allah

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subhanaw taala, bless all of you and your loved ones with your wealth. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us in what we have, and grant us extensive and expansive baraka and risk provision. So we can help other people as well online and offline, in private and in public. Some of the early generations, they said, there are rights, there are rights in your wealth, apart from the zakah that you have to give. So as a car is one thing, some people have to give us a car based on how much money they have for the entire year. But there are rights beyond this car, according to many of the companions and the early generations. It's interesting here to note that this is not referring to

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his account. And we know this why? Because Surratt and marriage is a Meccan surah. And the specifics about his account was revealed in Medina. And so there's a general right that people have upon the wealth that you have in your bank, the wealth that you have stored in stocks, and so on and so forth. There's certainly one. And it's interesting here that we're living in a society in which people are barely getting by paycheck to paycheck, and some people no longer have paychecks due to this pandemic. And yet you have people serving corporations and corporations, controlling politicians and controlling politics and the laws of this country and certain types of laws that

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affect how decisions are made. And whether or not corporations can vote as well. So they're funding a lot of politicians are funding different federal government bodies in different states, and at the federal level as well. They're funding them in order to protect their corporate interest, finances, wealth, money, and they're doing this knowing that a significant part of the world population, not just in one country, a significant part of the world population is dying, because they don't have access to that wealth. But in Islam, that's not how economy works. That's not how the economics works have a just society. In a just society, people have a right to have the basic necessities of

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life, people have a right upon your wealth. And so if someone has billions of dollars, there is a right that other people have upon that wealth that they will benefit from it so that they are not starving, so that they have access to, let's say, healthcare, so they have access to basic needs, which many people are in need of today, and they do not have access to them. And so when we think about this aspect, and we think about the two examples, this Saturday, we'll head on to the one who is classified as a beggar and the one who is poor, who means the private sale sounds like it's just somebody who is asking, right? It's a needy person who asked someone for help who's asking in some

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capacity. The home is someone who may be jobless, they may not have an income, they may be disabled, they may be struggling with something so they're not able to earn an income. May Allah make it easy for them and reward them for their patients. Or maybe they lost their job. Maybe they lost their capacity for an income or their livelihood. Now about these people, generally speaking, keep this in mind please, when you know when it becomes no

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that a specific person or a family or a community or a group of people have become a home deprived because of their worldly situation, their testing their trial, then a believer should not wait until they become settled until they start to ask for help. Rather you help on your own accord you be proactive in helping others, like many Islamic centers, may Allah reward them, including the Islamic Center of Detroit Melosa, to reward them, taking the initiative to help many people even without the people having to ask for help. And this is something that is that should be essential is something that should be foundational in our understanding of a just society. Don't wait for someone to ask

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you for help if you know or even suspect that there is a reason for them to be struggling and for you to be able to help them in that situation. If you see your brother and your sister struggling in some way, you reach out and say, Hey, can I help you this and try to do so in a way that will not make them feel humiliated, try to do so in a way that will encourage them to accept that help. Because sometimes some people struggle, not just for asking for help, but even accepting help. And sometimes it's about the way that you deliver it the way that you basically show them that you're there to help them that you're there for them. This is more rewarding than storing and hoarding

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hundreds of millions of dollars and claiming that one day in the future, maybe this will be donated to some cause how people before they ask how people weren't my reward deprived, and they must have had to help you in this life and in the next life alone me. Well, ADINA, you saw the economy on Indeed, those who firmly believe that they have judgment. So these are people who are not responsible when you reach an age of accountability. And you start realizing that society, especially in many Western nations, teaches its next generation through movies and TV shows to focus on specific trends, specific things, sometimes its desires. Sometimes it's certain cultures and

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lifestyles. Sometimes it's based on the pursuit of individual expression. Sometimes it's only about volunteerism for the sake of society or social justice causes. But all of these things become really insignificant. If when the truth comes to this group of people, they reject the truth and they do not believe in the Day of Judgment. When Medina us on the homeopathy. Those who firmly believe in the Day of Judgment will more likely be moral will more likely help people in a way that is just in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. So they are fulfilling objective morality. What happens when someone believes in the Day of Judgment Like genuinely believes in it, your entire life

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changes when you truly believe it, when you really believe you're going to die at any moment and be resurrected before Allah subhanaw taala the devil gains victory over people and societies who disbelieve in life after death, or they become heedless. And since the 17th century, and the age of secularism, and the birth of liberal philosophies and secular philosophies and the increase in agnosticism and atheism, and the pursuit a very specific desires are very specific rights that people built upon arbitrary values or individual desires, you find that society has become more and more corrupt, more and more heedless, because the devil has gained victory over the most important

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thing that you have, which is your worldview, your beliefs, your athlete, what you believe about the purpose of life, and the existence of life after death. And as a result, a society can see potentially an increase in immorality, an increase in Injustice and increase in intoxication and increase in drug abuse and increase in crimes and oppression becomes the norm. In some societies like this instant gratification becomes the main or primary life mission that you do whatever you feel is best for you, that you pursue whatever desires crossed your mind, and people start to come up with random desires, random thoughts, random things from the street on from themselves, and they

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start to create lifestyles and trends and ideologies that then become incorporated into policies and politics that people are forced to accept because of the trends of that time. We are living in such a time today. And we all know this when we study basic history and basic, you know, ideology and Philosophy and Religious trends, that we have to be even more cautious, more aware of the truth, and also more firm upon that we don't just waver left and right, we help people we reform society through the lens of truth through the lens of light, when Latina woman either may not be emotionally attuned and those who fear the punishment of their Lord in Nevada or be him or your mama, Allah

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subhanho wa Taala mentions these people are fearing the punishment of the afterlife, the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala knowing that, generally speaking, no one should feel secure from their Lord's punishment meaning what? As a Muslim, you have this trait where you believe in the existence of paradise and hellfire. And while we don't constantly talk about hellfire, we do believe in the existence of a punishment that okay your holy falafel we know that Allah tells us about it in order for us to have a balance. And in criminal law and in psychology. We have something called deterrence, where people are deterred from certain actions crimes according to that particular legal

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system. They are deterred through consequences how

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They know that if you commit such a crime, this is the consequence. Here's the punishment, that if you kill someone and innocent person, this is the consequence, that if you commit this act or that act, that this is the consequence, and people are sometimes more likely to commit more crimes when there are no consequences. In fact, one of the most frightening things that I've read and research in terms of criminal justice is the surveys that were sent to people in many cultures, societies, especially in United States, the surveys that were sent to people anonymously, and they were asked if such and such crime was not, if you will guarantee not to be caught with such and such crime,

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would you be more likely to commit it? Or how likely would you be to commit it and some of the worst crimes were mentioned, including killing and * and kidnapping other things, and a significant amount of people responded that they would commit such a crime if they were guaranteed to never be caught, meaning by the authorities should never ever have consequences. And that's a frightening thought. Why? Because there are many types of deterrence in society that stopped people who do not fear God who do not care about the rights of other people who would otherwise commit these crimes. Now, on a minor level, we always give this example. Those who drive cars right now, and I know

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during this pandemic, many people are not driving any cars at all. But those who drive we're serving many times and I think in several of my lectures have asked this question, and some of you remember this, if you knew for sure that there were no fines whatsoever for speeding, would you be a little more likely to speed or a lot more likely to speed? Meaning is there a likelihood that more and more people will speed will break the speed limit? So if there is a speed limit, but there's absolutely no consequence? No deterrence, no fines on tickets, you won't get pulled over? Do you think feel free to answer in the chat? Do you think more human beings will basically transgress the speed

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limit? Now some people will transgress it, regardless on the fines? But generally speaking, we say of course, how do we know this? Many of us, many of us have experienced either were driving or someone's driving. We're over the speed limit. You see a state trooper, you see state police, you see some kind of authority figure and maybe you even don't see anyone but you receive a notification speed trap ahead, what happens? You slow down, you go back to the speed limit the rule, the actual rule? Why is the deterrence of potentially killing someone else not enough of a deterrence? Why is the deterrence of perhaps committing a sin by transgressing certain laws, not enough of a

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deterrence? And the same goes for many other things. Now this may seem like a minor one speeding right this may seem like it's a minor thing. But in fact, it is major and many people have died new due to transgressing the speed limits, may Allah protect us all. My point is that it is important in Islam, to address the existence of hellfire any punishment, as much as we express our belief in gender and our desire for gender, our striving for gender, our optimism, that by the mercy of Allah alone, we can enter gender and we work for it, and we don't give up on it. But you cannot say that as Muslims in the 21st century, when many people are very sensitive about anything at all, that

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they've been taught the wrong way that you don't address the existence of that which deters people. Yes, there is a hellfire and it already exists, and there's a gender and it already exists. And the Prophet salallahu Salam saw paradise and saw hellfire and he and he told the companions that if you saw what I saw, you would you would laugh little and weep much meaning you would be in a very different state of affairs you would feel very differently in this world. And yet we have not seen genuine Hellfire they asked the prophesy son, what is it that you've seen? And he said, I've seen paradise and I've seen hellfire. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us and Jana, brothers and sisters,

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there needs to be a balance. That's all it is a balance, that balance is not always easy to strike. And at times, we may struggle due to our distractions, our desires, becoming desensitized to sin, seeing other people desensitize spending a lot of times in certain negative environments or with certain types of people. But ultimately, the one who has the proper balance will be the most successful, that you're worshiping Allah out of love, He created you gave you all that you have. You worship Him out of love and humility, because he gave you all the blessings that you have. He created you, you exist because of him. And only through that love can you enter Jannah at the same

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time you have in your balance, hope and fear, hope that you never lose in the Mercy of Allah no matter how many sins you've committed. If you've committed 2530 5100 years of sins, and you're still alive, there's hope for you. That if you've committed the worst of crimes, to reject Allah subhanaw taala to reject the truth, and then you repent it so we've seen many people and enter into Islam embrace Islam this year as well. And subhanAllah many of them reached out privately many of them during this pandemic, all their past sins of shirk and everything Beneath that is erased. And that first moment they repented to Allah and returned to him and accepted the truth. What about

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everything beneath that that a Muslim falls into? Meaning what? Keep asking Allah for forgiveness, Allah will not stop forgiving, but keep trying better each time trying harder each time. Having more confidence having a better strategy, changing your environment changing the triggers that lead to that sin in our other Bumblebee, Moon. Don't feel sick.

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