Stories from the Qur’an #05

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who

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Inshallah, today we will continue with our study of the story of Adam Alayhis Salam. And we'll talk about how IBLEES declared his enmity to Adam and his children, for, for the duration that humans are on earth. We learned previously that Allah subhanaw taala created Adam Alayhis Salam, and honored him by commanding the angels to make such that to him. And all of the angels made such the at once without hesitation, without any delay, and without any exception, every single one of the angels made such but a bliss who was among them, and as we know, he's a jinn. But because he was among them, he was also commanded to prostrate to Adam, he refused to prostrate to Adam. And when Allah

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subhanaw taala asked him why he did not prostrate instead of apologizing, he made the false and illogical reasoning that I am better than him, I am better than Adam, because you are Allah created me from fire and created him from clay. And because according to Iblees, fire is better than clay, therefore Iblees is better than Adam. And we talked about how this was a false analogy, or rather a false assumption. Because in many, many ways, fire is not better than clay. A simple thing if you think about it, clay can very easily extinguished fire. Right, if you have, for example, a matches on fire, you just put a lump of clay on it, and Hollis it's finished. But fire cannot burn down

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dust. It can burn many different things, but it cannot burn dust. So when IBLEES said that I am better than Adam, this revealed the arrogance and the jealousy that bliss was hiding inside.

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And then we learned that Allah subhanaw taala expelled a bliss from His presence and cursed him forever. But it bliss asked Allah for respite for a chance to live on and not die until the day of judgment, and to also have the freedom to do whatever that he wants. And we learned that Allah subhanaw taala actually granted him his request. Why?

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Because remember that in everything that Allah subhanaw taala does, in everything that Allah subhanaw taala allows, there is great wisdom, a lot of people don't understand, or they have difficulty understanding why Allah subhanaw taala would allow a bliss to lead us astray. Right? They say things like, if Allah subhanaw taala did not allow a bliss to live on until the day of judgment. If Allah did not allow a bliss to lead us astray, then our lives would be so much easier. The thing is that we were still created for a test in this in this world. Right? Allah subhana wa Tada created us for Jana, but he was going to send us on Earth as a Halifa first, and then those who will pass

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the test would be admitted into paradise. So we were going to come to the world, whether or not at least was our enemy, right? But the other thing is that when Allah subhanaw taala allows evil to exist, such as the evil of bliss.

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We should know that Allah subhanaw taala does not like it any, just because Allah subhanaw taala has allowed something to happen. It does not mean that Allah subhanaw taala wants it that Allah subhanaw taala likes it. No, there's a difference between what Allah subhanaw taala commands us to do. And what Allah subhanaw taala lets happen what Allah subhanaw taala allows to happen. So for example, when a believer dies, this how

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by the permission of Allah and this is something that is painful for the believer. And Allah subhanaw taala does not like that.

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However, Allah subhana wa Tada lets that happen, because there's a reason behind that. Right? On the other hand, the things that Allah subhanaw taala has ordered us to do. Like for example, He has commanded us to pray he has commanded us to fast He has commanded us to give sadaqa these are things that Allah subhanaw taala likes for us. So know the difference between the will of Allah and the Command of Allah. A lot of people think that, you know, if something evil is happening, God must like that. No, he lets it happen. It does not mean that he likes it. Because we're Allahu La you humble facade. Allah does not like corruption as we learn in the Quran.

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So Iblees asked for, for respite and he was given that respite and the fact that it bliss asked for something so huge, and he the ability to live on until the Day of Judgment, the freedom to do whatever that he wants, the fact that bliss asked for something so huge, right after committing such a serious wrong, shows us that we should never ever think that we are not worthy of calling upon Allah subhanaw taala

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because what at least it is far worse than what you and I can do. Right? Now the funny thing is that at least tells us that we are not worthy of calling upon Allah. Whereas look at him, he asked Allah subhanaw taala for something so huge. So our job is to keep asking Allah. And remember that Allah subhanaw taala keeps giving to whomever he wants, according to his wisdom, and His will.

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So today we'll talk about how a bliss

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showed his enmity to Adam and basically declared his enmity to Adam and his children.

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And we see that now that bliss had respite until the day of judgment, He began acting on his jealousy and acting on the hatred that he had for Adam early his center, and that jealousy and hatred, not only surfaced in the words of bliss, but also in his actions until the day of judgment, and that jealousy and that hatred turned into enmity, and revenge and determination to harm Adam and his children and to lead them astray from the straight path. So we learned sort of sod Allah subhanaw taala says, Allah forbid receptacle of we're now home edge Marine in Larry Bird, the Coming Home will Buckler seen when a bliss was given respite? Then he said to allah, that by your might, I

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will surely mislead them all, except among them your chosen servants, Mustafa Allah and he he, he said to Allah that I am going to mislead all of the children of Adam, and the only ones who will, who I will not manage to mislead are those servants of yours who have been chosen by you editors, they will be the exceptional ones.

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And then we learned that bliss actually blamed Allah for his own error. We learn in a little off color for Bhima away, Tony, Aqua Rhoda nella home syrup again was the pain shaitan said because you have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on your straight path.

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Instead of taking responsibility. Instead of acknowledging his failure to obey the command of Allah. What did he do? He blamed Allah.

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Notice that the angels did not blame Allah, that Oh Allah, why are you asking us

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the names of things, when you have not even taught them to us?

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The angels did not blame Allah. No. They just surrendered and they express their they acknowledge their lack of knowledge. But it bliss blamed Allah that you asked me to do something you knew I would not do. You asked me to do something that is beneath me to prostrate to Adam. So basically what he's saying is that Oh Allah, you should not have commanded me to do such that to Adam. And since I was tested through Adam, he is the reason that I went astray. I am going to mislead Adam and his children. I am going to take revenge against them. And subhanAllah many people have this bluesier in this this thought pattern, which aligns with the way that IBLEES responded that what

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they do is that they blame others in order to justify their own wrongdoing.

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havior and instead of taking responsibility that I am weak, that I made a mistake, this is too hard for me. I know I should not have done this, but I did it and I'm sorry. Instead of taking responsibility, and rectifying, what they do is that they justify, they justify, and then instead of taking responsibility, they blame others.

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People do this with their religious affairs and also with their worldly affairs, like, for example, many people will, will blame their spouse, that because he talks to me like this, this is why I talk to him like this. And he's rude to me. So I am also rude to him. No, his rudeness does not justify your rudeness. You are responsible for your own words, for your own behavior.

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Likewise, when it comes to religious issues, a lot of women will say things like, I don't wear hijab, because,

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you know, for example, I'm no longer engaged to the man who wanted me to wear hijab.

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Or men will say things like, I hate all women, because they're on a mission to frame men in a bad way.

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A person will say something like my parents did not let me marry the person I wanted to. So I'm just going to be with them in a haram relationship. Someone else is wrong, does not justify you're wrong.

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And there is no need to blame others, for actions that you committed with your own choice.

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And subhanAllah many people will actually blame Allah. Allah, who is a person who is the one who has done you many, many favors, and everything that you have is from Allah, the One who is a Rahman r Rahim, people will blame Allah that Allah put me in this test. And so of course, what was I supposed to do?

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Allah put me in this hardship. So what was I supposed to do? No, you were supposed to have some self regulation, then some, some people will live for the divine decree that oh, this was written. So that's why I committed the sin. Yes, it was written, but you weren't compelled to do it. It was written in the sense that Allah subhanaw taala knew from before, but Allah did not force you to commit the sin, you chose to do it by your own choice.

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Have you think about it, the commandment of bliss was given was a very simple straightforward command, make such that to Adam. And if he obeyed Allah, then things will be very simple, right? But look at how IBLEES complicated his situation for himself, and made it so much worse. First, he refused. Then he blamed Allah. And then he turned into a vengeful enemy, who was relentlessly acting on his jealousy and enmity without rest until the Day of Judgment. Subhanallah This is the problem with not accepting the truth, that you get lost and stuck in a web of problems. You complicate the situation for yourself. And if you accept the truth, as it is, life is much simple and easier. You

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know, for example, you get into an into some kind of a difference with someone in in a discussion. All right.

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They say something like, how could you say something so hurtful to me?

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You can say right away, I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. I didn't mean to offend you, I take that back.

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And if you do that, the problem will be resolved. But if you start justifying yourself that no excuse me, I wasn't trying to hurt you stop taking things. So personally, I'm just explaining a point and you don't have the capacity to accept it. You're so you're so frail and weak. If you don't have the capacity for an argument that don't talk, and you go on demeaning, and you know, speaking to the other person in such a condescending way, what's going to happen, there's going to be a rift that's going to be created between you and the other person, and your relationship is going to be ruined. And then you're going to spend so long trying to prove yourself right.

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So, a lot of times, you know, we complicate situations for ourselves by not taking responsibility for our actions, by not apologizing by not seeking forgiveness. And this is what at least it

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So Iblees said that Fatima awaits honey locker or Danella home slash article was the team that Oh ALLAH because you have put me in error. I will surely sit in wait for them on your straight path. On your search article, Mr. Clean, now Surat means erode. And the word Surat is also used for religion. Right so Surat Mr. Kane is Islam

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Why because it is the right path, it is the road, that leads us to our destination, you know, when you want to get to a certain destination, you stay on the road, you stay on the road, you follow the road. So for example, the road is going straight, you stick to the road and you keep going straight, the road bends to the right, you also bend to the right events to the left, you also bend to the left. So when you stick to the road, what's going to happen, you're going to get to your destination. But if you leave the road and you go on to some random street, or if you just go onto the sidewalk, or you go off to the fields on the side, then you're not going to get to the

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destination. So Serato Mr. Team is the path that leads us to Allah and leads us to his paradise.

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Now, what does the Wrotham was talking look like? It looks like knowing the truth and living by it, knowing the truth and living by it. So what did shaitan say? Shaitan said that Oh Allah, I will sit on your straight path. Which means that whenever people are going to go to do something, right?

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Do something good. I am going to sit in their way and create hurdles for them. I am going to sit in their way and turn them away from the right path.

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And subhanAllah sometimes that happens, right? That you're driving, you're on the road. But then there's a roadblock or there's a traffic jam.

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And as a result of that, what do you do? You get off of the highway. And now you have to take a longer route. Right? Or sometimes what happens is that you are distracted and you don't see the road signs. You're not paying attention, you don't see the road signs. And as a result, you get lost.

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So this is what shaitan does. Sometimes he weakens us from within.

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And when we're about to do something good. He weakens us from within he puts what's wasa in our heart. He tells us things like if you give sadaqa

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you're gonna get poor,

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if you give all this money, then what will you have for your future, he creates anxiety in us. So what happens then we slow down in doing good, or we leave it all together. So sometimes shaitan weakens us from within and sometimes he weakens us through others. In he literally he puts roadblocks for us, bringing people against us in order to slow us down or in order to make us leave the good thing that we're doing completely. So for example, you're praying your Salah, right you pray your fault, and right after that you intend to pray your sunnah. Now just as you're about to pray your sunnah, what happens to children start fighting. And as you start fighting, you need to go

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and you know, intervene or, you know, you need to go and resolve their problem. And one is now having a tantrum, and the other is very angry as well. And it takes 30 minutes or so to calm down the situation. And by then you have forgotten that you intended to pray sunnah.

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See what happens. Sometimes he weakens us from within that Oh, don't persona. You prayed the font, that's enough, you're tired, you need rest. And sometimes he weakens us through other people.

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Right? And literally, sometimes there are people in here who are supposed to support you in doing something good. Right? People who are closest to you people who are your loved ones. They're supposed to support you and doing good things, but shaitan makes them discourage us. And because of them, we end up leaving the good things that we were doing, or we end up committing sin.

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So we have to be very careful, because shaitan is going to come on the right path in order to hinder us

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in order to slow us down in order to take us off the right path. In a hadith we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that shaitan sits in the path of the son of Adam. He sits waiting for him in the path to Islam. So when a person is going to accept Islam, shaitan sits waiting for him over there. And he says to him, will you accept Islam and leave your religion? Are you going to leave the religion of your forefathers? Don't do that.

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So you see what happens a person is thinking of becoming a muslim, and shaitan

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uni he sits on the straight path trying to stop them.

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But the person disobeyed Him and accepts Islam

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Do you think shaitan gives up them? No, he does not give up then he keeps setting he sits waiting for him on the path to Hijra

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immigrating in the way of Allah. And he says, Will you emigrate and leave behind your land and sky? And he this is the place that you know, as home are you going to leave that

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the one who immigrates is like a horse tethered to a peg. And you'll never be happy where you go because you always be reminded of the memories over here. So don't don't do hijra, but he disobeyed shaitan, and makes the Hijra.

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The shaytaan give up that No, he doesn't. Then he sits waiting for him on the path to jihad. And he says, Will you fight in jihad?

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Are you going to go for jihad, don't do that. What if you die, you're going to lose all this wealth. You will fight and be killed and your wife, she's gonna re marry someone else and your wealth it will be divided among your heirs.

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You see a shaytaan a URI the common fakra Shaitan tells you that you're going to be poor that you're going to miss out. So what what happens the believer disobey shaytaan and fights and jihad to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever does that,

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then he has a right from Allah, that Allah will admit him to paradise.

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So Shaitan puts West wasa in our heart, he puts anxious thoughts and fears. And sometimes when you're about to do something good, like, for example, you're about to, you know, decide that you're going to listen to the lecture. And shaitan tells you Oh, you're so tired, get some more sleep, lie down, take some rest. It's Ramadan, you're fasting. You know, it's good. If you sleep an extra hour, you know, you have less waking hours while you're fasting.

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This is what shaitan does. He distracts us from doing good.

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And sometimes what happens is that he just makes us worried, right? That if ever we're going to do something good, he makes us worry about it and overthink it. And when we begin to overthink that we delay, or we change our mind completely.

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So think about it. If you are going somewhere, let's say you're walking through the park

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and you see a dog that is not on its leash, and it begins to charge at you.

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What are you supposed to do? Are you supposed to fight the dog yourself?

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Are you supposed to run? No, if you run the dog is going to any run after you. And if you become aggressive the dog is going to become even more aggressive. So what what are you supposed to do in this situation? You have to stand your ground and call its bluff. A lot of times when dogs come charging, I'm talking about pet dogs okay, if they come charging you even wild ones actually, you just or feral rather, you just stand your ground and call its bluff.

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And what you're going to do is you're going to ask the owner of the dog to call it back. So the same way when shaitan creates hurdles and obstacles for you in the straight path. Don't be into curse him. That's what some people do. They start cursing. Shaitan No, this is not supposed to be a fight. What you do is you stand your ground. And you ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you against a pond, you say Allah is with me, you turn to Allah, you say our order bIllahi min ash shaytaan regime, if ever you have a thought that hinders you from going in the way of Allah

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so shaitan said that he is going to sit on the straight path in order to lead us astray. Then we also learn the traitor openly declared his plans to harm and mislead humanity. In so little era, verse number 17, Allah subhanaw taala tells us that shaytaan said some Mala tn now home in benei AB him woman holvi him one Emani him Warren Shama ilium, what up 32 Federal homeshare Kyren. He said, Then I will come to them from before them, meaning people I will come to people from before them in order to mislead them. And I will come to them from behind them. And I will come to them on their right and I will come to them on their left and you will not find most of them grateful to you.

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Subhan Allah. So first he said, I'm going to sit on your straight path waiting for the son of Adam. When the Son of Adam comes, I'm going to dissuade him. I'm going to

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A turn him away. Here, he says that I am going to come to them from their front, from their behind from their right from their left.

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And I'm going to approach them, I'm not just going to sit and wait for them, I'm also going to actively approach them. Subhanallah even Ambassador de la hora to explain this verse that I will come to them from before them means that I will put them in doubt about what is before them. What is before us, what is ahead of us, it's the alcohol. So shaitan said, I will come to them from before the meaning I will put them in doubt about the hereafter. That all what if there is no day of judgment? What if there is no paradise? What if there is no hell? Enjoy? have you here at least? Right? Have a good time in this life? At least? You live only once, so do what you can. Because what

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if there is no Paradise and Hell? And what if there is no, no, no resurrection, and he said,

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he said I will come to them from behind them. What this means is that I will come to them from behind them and I will turn their attention constantly toward the world. Because with every passing day, what is it that we're leaving behind us the world, but what does shaitan do, he constantly turns our attention to what is behind us as into the dunya

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making us feel that it is extremely important, I will come to them from their right, which means that I will confuse their religion for them, I will make them lazy about doing good deeds, I will come to them from their left meaning I will make sins enjoyable for them.

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Then this has also been explained as that I will come to them from before them before them refers to what remains of their lives. So in their future, and I will in this world I will not let them spend the rest of their years in obedience to Allah. I will not let them spend the rest of their lives in doing good things. I will continuously distract them I will continuously mislead them.

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I'm unhealthy him behind them. This refers to what has passed of their lives. So I will distract them from from repenting over what they did. Allahu Akbar.

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Any think about it at the end of a day even any how often it happens that shaitan completely distracts us with thoughts that preoccupy us about tomorrow. Right, in which we're just planning things like what we're going to eat, what we're going to wear, who we're going to meet what we're going to talk about, and things like that any nothing that will actually benefit us in the Hereafter.

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And at the same time, shaitan does not let us think about the mistakes that we made during the day, the salad that we prayed late, or the salad that we prayed without kosher, or how we yelled at our children,

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how we were rude to someone shaitan does not let us think about our mistakes. Because if we don't think about them, we're not going to repent to Allah, we're not going to seek forgiveness,

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I will come to them from the right meaning from their wealth. So I will not let them spend their wealth in good causes, or spend their wealth in something that will have a lasting effect.

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And why aren't you mad at him, I will come to them from their left meaning from the side of poverty. So, if they are in need, I will tell them to you know, take whatever haram opportunities before them because they are poor and they are in need, or that they will remain poor if they miss this opportunity.

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So shaitan plays with our minds.

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And he doesn't give up. He causes us to,

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you know, stay ignorant, sometimes any prevents us from learning. And

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we also learn that these directions, any from front from behind from right from left, what this means is that I will come to them from all directions, good and bad. So when they're doing something good, I will create problems for them. And if they're doing something bad, I will encourage them I will actively call them to bed and I will correct the good that they're doing.

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But notice something he did not say that I will come to them from above them and from below them.

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Why because if he came to us from above Allah subhanaw taala His mercy would prevent him

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right he would not be able to come to us any attackers from above because Allah subhanaw taala His mercy is there. And shaitan will not come to us from below because shaitan does not like to bend and lower himself.

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Right, he knows that Allah is above and you have law and you have such the where shaitan cannot interfere.

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It will claim said that a person goes only in these four directions, right. And he as a human being, you only go in these four directions, you either go straight ahead or you go reverse or you go right or you go left, you don't go up, you don't fly. Right? Yes, you can sit on a plane and fly that's different, but any in daily life, and you don't go up, and nor do you dig down. Right. Other creatures do that they go up, they go down, but human beings don't do that. So what this means is that no matter what direction the son of Adam goes into what path a person takes shaitan will come and create obstacles for him in order to try to misguide him.

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So imagine, you are walking out of your room, and you're going straight. And your intention is to go straight to the bathroom, make wudu in order to pray to the car.

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So you're going straight, what happens right on comes from

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your front and tells you, you don't have to pray right now you can pray later.

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There's plenty of time, do something else right now, check your phone, maybe there is a message.

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So you see how shaitan comes to us from any direction that we go into whether we're going right or left, forwards or backwards, it doesn't matter what we're doing, where we're going shaitan tries to interfere in every single thing that we intend to do.

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So, when a person intends to claim explains that when a person intends to do something good, and he goes on the path of goodness, he will find shaitan on the way who will prevent him from going on. Or shaitan will delay him or make him lazy or corrupt has intention even in sometimes this happens that you are in for example, you go straight to the bathroom, right shaitan tries to prevent you you don't listen to shaitan you go make will do anyway. And then as you're making will do you go back, right you go back to where you came from. And then you turn right you face the Qibla and as you're standing to pray shaitan tells you a look at you you're praying voluntary Salah

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what a good person you are.

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And you are better than so and so who is just sitting and they're not praying voluntary Salah. So shaytaan makes you feel very proud and arrogant about yourself. On the other hand, if a person intends to do something wrong, then again he will find shaitan on that path. And what will try upon do shaitan will encourage him shaitan will support him shaitan will cheer him on and serve him and give him more hopes and desires. Subhanallah and sometimes this happens that a person is doing something wrong, they know they're doing something wrong. But shaitan comes to them from within any through their through West wasa and also through people in order to tell them

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yes, we're live your life. I'm so proud of you that you're making your own decisions. And you're doing what your heart is telling you to do.

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You're living your truth Subhanallah even if that so called Truth contradicts the truth that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed.

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So, this is something that happens that when a person is doing something wrong shaytaan cheers that person on encourages him, encourages them. So they go further and further into doing wrong things.

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So when shall upon when we know that Chitwan will come to us from our from before us from behind us from our right from our left. What should we do? We should seek protection with Allah azza wa jal ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you from all sides, and especially make this dua in the morning and in the evening, which is for protection as the prophets Allah Who are those that I'm taught has to read this dua in the morning and in the evening for protection. And in this draw, where we're asking Allah subhanaw taala for Aafia Allahumma in the local raffia Oh Allah I asked you for safety, for for wellbeing for dunya will occur in the world and in the hereafter. Allahumma in the local

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alpha will our fear Oh Allah, I ask you for forgiveness, and also for safety. V Dini will dunya in regard to my religion and ultimate regard to my worldly affairs were utterly were madly in regard to my family and also in regard to my wealth. Allahumma SUTA allottee what I would lower it

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He or Allah conceal my faults and calm my fears alone my father knee membayar nia de year, women Kulfi Warren Yemeni Warren she murli women filthy. or Allah protect me from before me and from behind me from my right and from my left and also from above me, oh Allah protect me from all directions, what are all the we are alone Attica and oltre LEM entirety and I seek refuge in Your greatness, lest I slip, you know, beneath any I slip and I fall, so protect me from all directions.

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And shaitan said that will attend you do a thorough home, check it in, he said that you will not find the majority of them to be grateful. And he first he said that I will come to the Children of Adam from all these directions. And then he said that Oh Allah, you will not find the majority of them to be grateful.

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And this is true majority of the people are not grateful to Allah.

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Especially when we end up disobeying Allah. Then, what are we doing? We're actually being ungrateful to Allah. Because think about it.

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Whatever we have, is from who from Rahman, it is from Allah.

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Now, Shaitan is the enemy of a Rama, on the one hand is the command of shaitan and on the other hand, is a command of Allah Herman.

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So if we listen to shaitan, who is the enemy of a rock man? Then what are we doing? We are showing immense in gratitude to a Rahman for all of the favors that he has bestowed upon us.

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And this is why Ibrahim Al Islam said to his father, that Yeah, but he let our Buddha shaitan Oh, my father, do not worship shaitan meaning do not OBEY Him, because in the shape on a Can a literal harmoniously? Yeah, indeed, shaitan has ever been to the Most Merciful disobedient, so don't listen to shaitan

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and the thing is that no matter how much a person obeys, shaitan shaitan will never ever be loyal to you. You shaytaan doesn't care about you.

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Because we learned that on the Day of Judgment. Shaitan will say to people who followed him that I only invited you to to disobey Allah and you responded to me, You accepted my invitation. So don't blame me blame yourselves.

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It was your choice Subhan Allah.

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Now, the question is how to change on know that the majority of the people will not be grateful to Allah?

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What did you do? Wrong? shackling. The thing is that Chapin said this as an assumption.

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Okay. This was his assumption of people that people will not be grateful to Allah. And as Allah subhanaw taala told us this route Saba that the assumption of shaitan turned out to be true.

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Okay, as Allah says, Allah Azza Karlene Iblees, who don't know who for tomorrow, 11 He'll come in and meaning please confirm through them his assumption. So they followed him, except for a party of the believers.

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So this shows us that one of the ways in which we counter the attacks of shaytaan is by

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practicing gratitude.

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Because shaytaan wants us to be ungrateful. Right. And the thing is that when we are grateful that it shows that we are countering the attacks of shaytaan. So one of your weapons against shaitan is knowing that Allah is your Morson that ALLAH blessed you with whatever that you have, that Allah is on your side, that Allah is appreciative that Allah answers prayers, that Allah rewards generously, and that Allah does not deserve that you disrespect him that you disobey Him, that you turn away from from him or that you forget him.

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So shaitan said, Willa 32 activehome *reen and we should be of those who show gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Now, in total hedger, we learned the Chitwan said something more, he said, God Allah be Bhima away Tani La Rosa Hina Nila home Phil already while all we unknown Ultramarine in Larry Bird the Coming Home will McClure seen. He said, My Lord because you have put me in error. I will surely make disobedience attractive to them on Earth and

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I will mislead them all except among them your chosen servants.

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So he said that I will.

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I will adorn for them, I will beautify for them. Luiza Yunnan nila, whom does he mean is to present something in a beautiful way, so that it is very attractive. So shaitan said that I will beautify for them, beautify what for them, beautify sins, beautify disobedience, so they will find sins to be attractive, and they will have no problem committing those sins, they will not feel bad, committing those sins

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Subhan Allah, and if you think about it, how so many, many sins have been normalized, normalized among Muslims that we don't even

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know that they're sin anymore, because they're all around us.

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And because everybody's doing it, we think that it's okay to do it. And we ended up doing it. And we have no shame, no guilt, no bad feeling nothing, no regret. Because the sin has been adorned, it's been made attractive.

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And when he said that, I will beautify for them, what this means is that I will beautify the world for them. So, I will busy them in the adornments of the world, so much that they will not be able to obey Allah, they will forever be in the pursuit of worldly pleasure Subhan Allah and if you think about it, so many of us are like that, any it we have to consciously pull ourselves away from you know, the constant pursuit of pleasure and direct ourselves to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala and, you know, preparing for the Akela

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So, Loza Uganda home. And,

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you know, this happens sometimes through through everyday things, you know, for example,

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it's a time of God. Okay. And if our time, I mean, your body is hungry, and you need to feed your body, something that will nourish it and strengthen it, so that you can stand in prayer in the night.

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But what does shaitan do?

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He, first of all,

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in he told us to just eat what is delicious on the tongue. Okay. Why? Because it feels good.

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And when we make poor food choices, where we eat something that just tastes very delicious, but it's terrible for the body, it's very damaging for the body. Right? Then what happens? We are not able to pray properly. Sometimes what happens is that we're eating and the food is good, it's perfectly good, mashallah, the food choices are great. However, he causes us to indulge. And so we end up eating excessively, when we end up eating excessively, then we experience the food coma. Right. And if you're indulging so much, you excessively eat, you eat foods that are heavy, and you know fried foods, for example, then what's going to happen when you pray your motive, you're not going to be

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able to pray your sunnah.

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Right, or when you're done eating, and it's time to go to the masjid, you're not going to want to your feet are going to be so heavy, your body is going to be you know, it's it's, it's not going to have the strength to go and pray.

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So, this is what shaitan does, that He adorns the world for us. So that we indulge, and when we indulge

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a little too much, then we are not able to do things that will benefit us in the Hereafter.

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And what this means is that I will busy them so much in the world, that they will be basically slaving away all day all night for the sake of this dunya and they will have no interest or time in the worship of Allah in obeying Allah.

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And sometimes it happens that people end up preferring the dunya over the Command of Allah.

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Now in subtle Israel, we learn the truth Han said something more.

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Allah or Ateca had a lady Kalam tharla In total Islam versus 62 to 65 Shaitan said that oh Allah do you see this one whom you have honored above me?

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Law in a hurry attorney Illa yo will Tia Mattila attorney cannot do Rita who Illa Calida if you delay me until the Day of Resurrection, I will surely destroy his descendants except for a few.

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Allah Allah subhanaw taala said if the herb go fermented we are coming home for in Nigeria

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anima Jaza I'm Jazza a mouthful raw, for whoever of them follows you. Indeed, hell will be the recompense of you, and ample recompense was stuffed this minister Partha minhang be so Tikka was originally by lay him behind Lika Raji Lika or Shahrukh Khan Phil unworldly will hola the worried home, Wilma URI, the homeless shaytani, Illa, hoorah and insight to senselessness, whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and footsoldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them but shaitan does not promise them except delusion. Allah subhanaw taala said in their EBRD lay silica lay himself upon worker Fabula because

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of Akela Indeed, over my believing servants, there is for you know, authority, and sufficient is your Lord as Disposer of affairs.

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Now, look at these verses, first of all, we see how

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IBLEES addressed Allah or xojo. He said,

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Do you see this one whom you have honored above me?

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Subhan Allah, look at the disrespect that he's saying, Why did you give him preference over me? Why did you honor him over me? Tell me why, when I am better than him.

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He's clearly criticizing Allah subhanaw taala his decision and he's speaking so rudely to Allah or zoologia

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or ADA kaha. The lovey Kalam tarraleah. And then he said, that if you give me respite, I will surely destroy his descendants except for a few.

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And I will let Anthony Canada reata who I will surely get a hold of I will prevail over them, and I shall destroy them I shall uproot them.

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I will act any Kana, the reata who I will destroy his children, as in the progeny of Adam, the children of Adam human beings, I will mislead them and I will destroy them, ruin them.

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So Allah subhanaw taala said, go either go ahead and do that. Whoever follows you among them, then Jahannam has plenty of space for all of you for inner Johanna Mirza Welcome to the mudra

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and then Allah subhanaw taala said to him, that go ahead and insight to senselessness, whoever you can among them with your voice, meaning use your voice to to, to instigate them to commit sin. And the voice of shaitan dilemma said this is the sound of singing and musical instruments or it is the West was out of shape, one that invites us to sin and disobey Allah, or words and lyrics of songs, for example, that invite to sin, and that normalize evil.

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And sometimes, you know, the voice of shaitan is literally the voices of people that are doing the work of shaitan for example, discouraging someone to do something good, or encouraging them to commit a sin that is shaitan talking through them.

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All right, we learn in a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I have not been forbidden from crying, but I have been forbidden from to foolish voices that are sinful. The first is the sound of the singing and music at a time of joy, and second, wailing and beating at a time of loss, that someone is screaming and wailing out of control, and they're beating themselves and they're tearing up their clothes and they're, you know, beating their face on their chest. This is shaitan

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This is from shaitan. And in another Hadith, we learned that I shall Dylan warn her she wants passed by a place where you know a man was sitting and singing. And this man had a, you know, a lot of hair on his head. And as he was singing, he was also shaking his head.

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Okay. And I showed the Longhorn her, she said of shaitan get him out, get him out. And he I shall deliver on her did not like that scene at all that this man is sitting and singing and shaking his head. And she said that was the work of shaitan. So the voice of Shaitan is the voice that misleads people, that distracts people from the remembrance of Allah, that that urges people to commit sin that normalizes sin and wrong. So Allah subhanaw taala told shaitan that go ahead and use your voice to to mislead them. Right? Now if you see here, Allah is the One who is telling Shaitan to go and do this. Not because Allah subhanaw taala is allowing Shaitan to go and do this and Allah subhanaw

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taala wants shaytaan to do this. No, this is this is a threat. This

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says a threat to shaitan you know, and a reprimand I, for example, if someone is doing something wrong and you tell them to stop and and they don't listen to you, then what do you do? You say, Okay, go ahead.

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Go ahead, do some more.

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So what and what that means is that I'm not afraid of you, you can't harm me.

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Right? That if you disobey me, you're only going to harm yourself. So go ahead and do whatever you want, and and destroy yourself.

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And then Allah subhanaw taala told him, assault them with your horses and foot soldiers are deliberately hidden behind the Karateka. Meaning use your horses and use your foot soldiers. So go fast, or go slow, go alone, or go with many go after the children of Adam in order to lead them astray.

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Go ahead, use all your might use all your forces,

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and the horses and the foot soldiers of shaytaan this refers to any individual or any group that invites people to sin.

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They are the horses in the foot soldiers of shaitan.

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And basically what we learned from this is that when a person does something wrong, then they basically have the companionship of shaitan. In a hadith we learned that there is no person who goes out of his house, except that there are two flags at his door, one in the hands of an angel and the other in the hands of a devil. If he goes out in the cause of what Allah loves, the angel follows him with his flag, and he remains under the flag of the angel until he returns to his house. And if he leaves for the cause of what Allah is displeased with, then shaitan follows him. And he remains under the flag of shaitan until he returns to his house. So be very careful about what you go out of

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your house for is it something that Allah subhanaw taala will be pleased with? Or is it something that that shaitan likes?

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And then Allah's pantalla said, We're Schaghticoke Phil unworldly will hola become a partner in their wealth and their children where it home and promise them.

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And this is so frightening. The child Han becomes a partner in people's wealth, and also in their children. How to shaytaan become a partner in the wealth of people that begin to spend their wealth in ways that shaitan likes.

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They become wasteful, as Allah says in number Verina can only one a Shayateen

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that the wasteful are the brothers of the devil's

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meaning this is what shaitan likes people to do to waste their wealth.

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So this is our shaitan becomes a partner in the wealth of people that they use it for wrong things they spend in ways to cheat on likes, and they become wasteful. How does it shape how does shaytaan become a partner in people's children?

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That he invites people to commit Zina. So when they commit Zina and they have children, those children are through haram.

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Right? Or that when people are going to give names to their children shaitan tell them to give names that maybe sound very good but in their meaning are very wrong.

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Or that shaitan distracts the parents so much that parents are not able to teach children the basic things of Tawheed

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Salah Quran, the Syrah any basic things instead, they end up teaching their children falsehood, sometimes inadvertently.

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So we're Shaadi Come on, while you will Oh, lad, where it home and promised them and Allah Subhana Allah tells us that the promises of shaitan are only false. They're not true. So for example, when Shaitan says, Go ahead, you know, commit the sin, no problem. You know, what if there is no paradise? No, hell actually there is no paradise. No hell, because you haven't seen it. And you don't know for sure. So just focus on the No.

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Or Shaitan says things like it's okay. Do whatever you got to do right now. And then later on when you're successful in your life, in your career, then you can see forgiveness from Allah.

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Like, for example, it's time to pray.

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Okay. And it doesn't take very long to pray maybe five minutes, maybe 10 minutes, but you're at work, or you have a lot of work to finish.

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And shaitan makes you anxious over there, that if you praise Allah, you will not be able to complete your work. If you don't complete your work, your boss will not be happy with you. And if your boss is not happy with you, he's not going to give you the raise that you are seeking. Or maybe he won't even keep you for this job. He might fire you

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So, it's okay, don't pray right now.

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Once you have your job security, once you have that, that, you know, promotion that you're seeking, then you'll be more relaxed. And then you can pray. And then you can also seek forgiveness from Allah and give some sadaqa to make up for the wrong that you are doing right now. Subhanallah these kinds of promises and you know, false wishes the chaton puts us in, they actually lead us further astray into sin or into in misguidance any one sin leads to another, you leave one Salah and then another and then another and leaving one Salah deliberately. Even one Salah deliberately is a very, very serious thing. Think about it at least left one such the, not to Allah but to Adam.

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And Allah subhanaw taala asked him that why did you not do such that when I commanded you?

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Are we in a position to stand before Allah and Allah subhanaw taala asks us that why did you not praise Allah when I commanded you? Can we say over there, I was afraid of my boss. I was afraid for my wealth

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so this is a very serious thing. In sort of nisab we learned that Allah subhanaw taala tells us about shaytaan that learner who Allah will call the hidden seminary bad you can asleep Amma Fula Allah has cursed him and he said any shaitan said that I will surely take from among Your servants a specific portion any To hell with me? And he said well, I will the learner whom well OMA Nana home, well I'm Rhonda home and I will mislead them and I will arouse in them sinful desires, and I will commend them for you but he couldn't add animal anatomy. So they will slit the ears of cattle.

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What I am Rhonda home for the euro euro Nahal Kala and I will commend them so they will change the creation of Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala says Romania, Turkey the shaytaan, our Liam in dunya, Lehi for call the hasura husana Medina and whoever takes shaitan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss.

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What do we learn in these verses? First of all, we learned that shaitan vowed that he was going to take a specific portion of people with him to hell.

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Chevron is very serious.

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He's aren't playing around. So we also need to get serious.

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And then shaitan said that I will mislead them.

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And I will arouse false hopes in them. What are these false hopes the chicken arouses in us? These are hopes like I just mentioned that leave your salon right now later on. You can seek forgiveness from Allah.

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Or you will say things like commit the sin right now. It's okay. Because look, yesterday you prayed tomorrow. Right? And the next week again, you will pray Jamal and the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said that Friday to Friday, any sins that are committed in between? Right, they're forgiven. So if you pray to Jamal, and then you pray the next year more, any sins committed in between will be forgiven. In fact, the Prophet sallallahu Arizonan told us that from one side to the next, any sins committed in the middle are forgiven one Ramadan to the next. Any sins committed in the middle will be forgiven one genre to the other. Any sins committed in the middle will be forgiven soul

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I will just do what I'm doing and my good deeds will erase my bad deeds.

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Now technically, of course, this is true the Prophet salallahu earnest and I'm told us that but how do you know that you will be able to pray the next Salah

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that you will be alive to witness the next Friday that you will be alive to witness next Ramadan that you will be able to go for Umrah

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these are false hopes that shaitan gives you in order to make you do wrong things. So don't fall in the trap of shaitan. And literally Shaitan puts traps for us. This is why in the two hours that we say in the morning in the evening Allahumma fatorda. SAMOA T will all early we'll leave you with shahada La ilaha illa Anta Rob McCauley che in one Malika are all to become insured enough see women shatter shaytani were shallaki

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Oh Allah protect me from the evil of shaitan and from the snares the traps of shaitan the traps that he sets for me,

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this is a trap of shaitan that leaves Allah it's okay

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A Allah will forgive.

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Don't do this good deed, it's okay. Allah will forgive. Don't give sadaqa It's okay. Allah will forgive.

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Of course Allah subhanaw taala is forgiving, and we should never ever forget that. But that does not mean that we deliberately glaringly intentionally disobey Him. Because Allah subhanaw taala says that Nabil arriba the Omni Anila photo, Rahim, will another baby who will artha will Aleem, tell my slaves, that indeed I am forgiving and merciful. And that My punishment is painful punishment.

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painful punishment for who, for those who dare to disobey Allah, knowingly deliberately disobeyed Allah, there is a difference between disobeying Allah out of forgetfulness, you forgot to pray,

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okay? Or that you were sleeping,

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okay? Or that you were so busy in something that you didn't realize that, you know, the time of Salah is over. Okay, that is unintentional. This is I'm talking about intentionally knowingly choosing to do something wrong.

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So this is the tribal shaitan.

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And then shaitan also said that I will commend them, so they will slit the ears of the cattle. And this is basically what the machine would do in order to dedicate their cattle to their idols.

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So, they would slit the ear, and what that meant is that now this animal is dedicated to the idle. So now, you know that that animal also becomes holy. Okay. And it this is basically a shared key practice, okay? And then he said that I will commend them and they will change the creation of Allah.

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This is also something that shaitan tells us to do to change the creation of Allah.

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What, what does it mean to change the creation of Allah? First of all, it means to change the nature on which Allah subhanaw taala created you.

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Okay, Allah subhanaw taala created you to be his worshiper.

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But when shaytaan

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any turns people away from Dean fitrah, from the natural religion, they're changing the creation of Allah. Right. And this has many colors now many shades now. Allah subhanaw taala has, for example, created a person as a woman.

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Okay, and a woman is supposed to be feminine. Okay, but shaitan tells people that being feminine is weak, being feminine is not good enough.

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So a woman thinks that her strength isn't doing the things that men do, or in dressing like a man or in behaving like a man in fighting like a man arguing like a man and he forgets her femininity, she thinks that femininity is a weakness, or that it is shameful, or that it is looked down upon. Whereas in fact, it is a strength that Allah subhanaw taala has equipped women with.

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So this is from shaitan, where shaitan tells us to change the nature on which Allah subhanaw taala has created us. Sometimes what people do is that they the way that they talk to their boys,

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any they don't teach boys to become men. And so you have so many young males, who are not men enough.

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They have zero sense of responsibility, zero sense of responsibility. Why because they have been raised to be kids.

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And he a man has huge responsibilities on him, as he, you know, will, you know as as he reaches puberty, and as he gets married, and as he has children, but you have in the world, any so many men who are not men, they don't know how to how to be men. And at the same time, you have so many women who don't know how to be women,

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changing the creation of Allah, you cannot treat a boy the way that you treat a girl. You cannot treat a girl the way that you treat a boy.

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A boy needs to be nurtured and raised to be a man and a girl needs to be nurtured and raised to be a woman follow up you don't know Hulk Allah.

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Of course in every culture there are you know, the things that are not necessarily very positive. So you you have to take you know, you have to use your judgment, but it doesn't mean that you raise your girl to be like a boy so that she doesn't have any femininity.

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In her and she doesn't have any compassion and, you know, concern for children or anything like that this is very dangerous. And then follow up you don't know how kala they will change the creation of Allah. This also means that they will, they will actually change the way that Allah subhanaw taala created them.

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And subhanAllah these days, this has become so common, so common,

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any where people don't like the shape of their lips.

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And so they will get their lips injected, they don't like the shape of their face. So they will get their face injected. They don't like the shape of their nose so they will get there any day through surgery, they will have the shape of their nose changed, they will get the shape of their eyes changed.

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They don't like their height Subhanallah any through surgery, how much people are changing the creation of Allah, that a person looks so fake, so fake, and how much pain they're going through and how much money they're wasting on this

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Subhan Allah and then changing the gender even Subhan Allah.

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So follow you over you don't know how Kulla we should be very careful. These are the traps of shaitan

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cursed he said that Allah has cursed two men who imitate women and women who imitate men.

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Any if a man acts like a woman,

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and by acting I mean that he dresses like a woman talks like a woman wears makeup and gets his hair cut, changes his name, and things like that. To look like a woman, such a person is cursed by Allah.

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And a woman who imitates men. She is also cursed by Allah. And many women do this, that they will dress like a man they will act like a man though they want to live like a man. This is changing the way that Allah made you embrace the way that Allah made you then you'll be happy.

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And if you change the way that Allah made you, you'll never find contentment and happiness, you have to find contentment in the way that you are. There are things that Allah subhanaw taala has given you control over things that you can change. Okay, and there are things that Allah subhanaw taala has not given you the option of you don't get to choose your gender before you come to the world. You don't get to choose your physical appearance before you come to the world. And our content, our happiness lies in being pleased with the decree of Allah as we discussed earlier.

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Now, sometimes what people do is that in any just for fun, and for entertainment purposes, they do this, that a man for example, will wear a woman's shirt, and he will put something like a towel on his head or a wig on his head, maybe lipstick on his lips, and he will start acting like a woman talking like a woman just to make people laugh. This is also not correct, because it normalizes something that Allah and His Messenger forbade.

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Allah and His Messenger have forbidden us from from this, that a man dresses like a woman or that a woman dresses like a man. So if a person is doing this, for the purpose of making people love, that is also wrong.

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Why because it normalizes something that has been forbidden.

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Now we learn that in total hedges Allah subhanaw taala tells us that, you know shaitan vowed that he will adorn the world for them and that he will lead them astray. But he said Ilari by the caminho will macular seen except among them your chosen servants. And this means that shaitan does not have the power to mislead the chosen servants of Allah meclizine

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In fact will have even will not be said that the intelligent believer is more difficult for Shaitan to bring down then bringing an entire mountain rock by rock, stone by stone.

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And he imagine if shaitan had to break down an entire mountain rock by rock, it would be easier for him then to bring down an intelligent believer

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because for shaitan the intelligent believer is heavier than the mountain and harder than iron. And in a hadith we learn that any shaitan gets tired fatigued, trying to mislead the believer, just as a camel gets tired and exhausted after a long journey.

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So this means a tritone constantly tries to mislead the believer

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But he failed over and over again.

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So, we want to be of those people whom shaitan is not able to mislead, because those who follow shaitan like for example, the change the creation of Allah, when shaitan tells them, they fall for shaitan traps, okay? They believe in his false promises, those who follow shaitan then look at their outcome Allah subhanaw taala promises them Jahannam

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we learn intuitively out of lust, Panthera said, Allah Haji Mohamed Omar Madhura lemon tobira coming home nurjahan nama minquan Ultramarine. Allah's pantherella said get out of paradise were approached and expelled. Whoever follows you among them, I will surely feel hell with you all together.

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The outcome is jahannam. Will Riyadh the villa.

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So what are some things that we can learn from this part of the story of Adam Alayhis Salam,

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the part where shaitan declares his enmity against Adam and his progeny, and vows to mislead them and use different ways employ different ways in order to mislead people. What can we learn from this? First of all, we learned from this part of the story about how important it is to obey the command of Allah. Whatever command it is, whether it is to pray, or to give us a cut or to fast or to be good to one's parents. Any command, we must accept it, we must surrender to it. We must not show arrogance and stubbornness, like shaitan did.

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Secondly, we learn from the story that

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obeying Allah is in fact worshipping Allah. And it doesn't matter what the what the act of obedience is. Because when Allah subhanaw taala commanded the angels to prostrate to Adam, and he technically making such that to someone other than Allah is schicke. It is wrong. But here it was not wrong. What was it, it was actually worship to Allah? Because Allah is the One who commanded the angels to prostrate. So, when a command from Allah comes to do something, don't begin to question it. Why this and why that it should have been like this. Like, for example, some people have a lot of trouble accepting. Why do we have to fast? Why stay hungry and thirsty all day. I want to

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dry fasting, I'll do wet fasting, any I will fast, but I will drink water.

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Well, this is not fasting.

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This is not fasting, you have to fast the way that Allah subhanaw taala commanded you. That is obedience. And that is, in reality, worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. If you change the commands that Allah has given you, because you find them difficult or you don't find them reasonable, then you're not obeying Allah, you're obeying, you're nuts, you're obeying shaitan. You're not worshiping Allah, you're worshiping your desire.

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Because your desire is, is contrary to the Command of Allah, Allah is telling you to fast a certain way. But if you change that up according to your desires, then you're not worshiping Allah, you're worshiping your desires. Then we learn from this part of the story that real honor and dignity is in obeying Allah

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shaytaan refuse to obey Allah, because he thought that the action of making such that to Adam was beneath him. Right? But then what happened? The champion become honorable. No, he didn't.

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He fell mud OMA mud hoorah. Rejected, despicable, removed far away from the Mercy of Allah outcast.

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So we don't become honorable by disobeying Allah.

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Maybe we have some temporary fame in the world. Maybe we have some temporary acceptance in the world. But in the long run for eternity, it's not going to bring honor and dignity.

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Then we also learn from this part of the story about how dangerous jealousy is and how dangerous arrogance is. Jealousy is something that any

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I would say normal to experience any there's, I don't know if there's any human being who doesn't experience some level of jealousy.

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The problem is when we start acting upon that jealousy,

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how, like a bliss, he acted upon his jealousy and he did not make such that to other he does.

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not apologize. Instead he rationalized and then he blamed and then he declared enmity and then he went to war.

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One thing after the other so when you feel jealous, for example of your sibling of your friend of your classmate, because they got better numbers than you they got a better grade than you or because they have better clothes than you or for anything, you feel a sense of jealousy.

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Think about who gave them that blessing.

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It is Allah who gave them that blessing. Well, is Allah limited in his resources? Know

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If Allah subhanaw taala can give them something nice? Is he not able to give you something nice? Yes, he is. So ask Allah for his favor. Instead of feeling jealous and dwelling on that jealousy, turn that feeling turn that towards there are any turn turn towards Allah subhanaw taala

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Then we learn about how one statement of a bliss became the source of his destruction. What was that statement and a hireal Minh who I am better than him. This is actually a very dangerous statement. There are four words that are very dangerous for a person to say.

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The first is Anna. i i I am better. I did this. I am like this.

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I am older I am taller. I am this under Cairo Minho, this is very dangerous. Second Lee mine

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like fit our own set Elisa Lee will come as well. Does the Kingdom of Egypt not belong to me is not mine.

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So when we say things like this is mine,

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my house this is very dangerous.

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Or in the

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I have this is also very dangerous. karoun said in nama OTT who are 11 are in the I have been given all of this wealth because of the knowledge that I have.

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When we brag like this, this is actually very dangerous. Then fourth national week, we are like this, and we are like that, like a nation said national olu coverton We are people of might, and what happened to their mind it was finished.

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Then we learned from this part of the story about how dangerous arrogance is. And we should ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us. Because arrogance prevents will prevent people from entering paradise if a person has even a tiny amount of arrogance in their heart, they will not be allowed to enter Paradise, Allahu Akbar. And we learned that people were very arrogant, on the Day of Judgment, they're there, they will be very, very tiny, and people will trample them with their feet.

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Then we learn that

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we learn about how

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we should not object at the command of Allah rather we should surrender to the Command of Allah. Right and that, it that is in our best interest,

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we should accept the decrease of Allah happily and willingly. And we also learn about how dangerous sins are that how they they lead a person, you know, from one sin to the next to the next to the next, until a person is completely trapped in, in the snare in in the in the trap that shaytaan has set up for him and then it becomes very difficult to come out.

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So and then of course, we learn about the enmity of shaitan. The Chaitanya is an enemy to us. And this is why Allah subhanaw taala tells us that in the shaytaan a little insanity or the woman will be in indeed shaitan is for the human being a clear enemy. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us that fit perfectly do who are doing well take him as an enemy. And he don't forget that chatline is your enemy. When you know that you have an enemy, someone is out to harm you. Someone is out to disparage you, then you become so careful, you become so alert. So you have to be alert every day that you have an enemy shaitan who is out to harm you. And yes, shaitan uses many tricks and ways to misguide

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you, but all those tricks are weak as Allah's PrintWriter tells us in nakida shaytani Canada Eva indeed the plot of shaitan is very weak. So don't be afraid. Allah subhanaw taala has equipped you with ways to, to to to save yourself from these plots. Now, what are some of the ways in which a pond tries to

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uni deceive us? Or trap us? First of all,

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first of all shaitan

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tries to ruin our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. How by making us think bad about Allah?

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By making us question, Allah subhanaw taala has decrees and Allah subhanaw taala has

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judgments and His laws. Right? And by making us think back about Allah that Allah does not answer your prayers or that your prayer is not going to be answered, or that if you are tested with some difficulty, well clearly Allah does not like you. So shaytaan tries to ruin our relationship with Allah. So be very careful. The moment a negative thought about Allah comes to your mind, say our villa. When shaitan tells you your DUA will not be accepted, make dua and believe that it will be accepted say in not be less Amira da indeed my Lord is surely the Hearer of dua.

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Secondly, shaitaan tries to interfere in our worship, and when we are worshiping Allah subhanaw taala. Then shaitan tries to distract us over there it interfere in that, how, for instance, keeping us busy, in unnecessary useless thing so that we don't want to pray. We don't want to perform our obligations. Right? Or that when we are reciting the Quran, okay. He makes us forget the recitation. Like for example, you're praying salah, and you're reciting pseudo class, and Chatime makes you forget to go to a class or you're praying, and Shelton makes you forget what Riccar you were upon? Right? Which Lokar you were doing second or third? Right? Or you're praying and Triton tells you

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with could cover up could cover up could cover remember this remember that? Or that shaitan makes us lazy, that we're praying. And we're like, oh my God, when is it going to finish? Alright, you're praying taraweeh and you're getting lazy, and your heart is not in it because shaitan is making you feel like that.

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Thirdly, shaitan makes us forget the remembrance of Allah. Because when we forget to remember Allah, then shaitan can spend more time with us. He can be around us. Remember, the vicar of Allah is the shield between you. And shaitan it is the barrier between you and chat on when you say Bismillah when undressing shaitan cannot see you. When you say Bismillah when eating shaitan cannot have a share of your food and drink when you say Bismillah when you enter the house shaitan cannot enter the house with you.

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Right? So what is your turn one that you should forget the remembrance of Allah that you should be busy talking about people are constantly thinking about them that you don't think about Allah.

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So be very consistent with your vicar, your morning have car, evening of car, doors of protection, and car after salah. And the various clouds that were supposed to say, like before eating after eating, when dressing and things like that. When going to sleep when waking up. Then shaitan also tries to adorn since for us,

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normalizing sins for us, then shaitan also tries to ruin our relationships.

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Because when our relationships are ruined, like for example, you just fight with your husband, or you fight with your children, then your heart is sad, right? You're not going to be able to cooperate with one another in doing good things. So sometimes literally shaitan makes the husband angry at the wife, or shaitan causes children to fight

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siblings to fight or siblings to have jealousy. This is literally from shaitan. So when you see for example, your children fighting too much. This is shaitan.

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Read more Quran radars of protection, make them read the hours of protection.

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So how do we protect ourselves from the plots of shaitan? First of all, we put our trust in Allah because Allah subhanaw taala tells us and sort of the Nahal that inner who lays Allah Who Sultan Allah ladina Amma know where a lot of Bohemia tokoloshe shaitan has no authority, no power over those people who believe and who put their trust upon their Lord, don't think that I am strong and I am capable of fighting away shaytaan No, you don't even see shaitan and sometimes you get so confused. You don't even know what is your voice and what is the voice of shaitan so you need the help of Allah. So put your trust in Allah and believe that Allah subhanaw taala will help you again

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shape on keep asking Allah subhanaw taala for help against this enemy. Secondly, leave since

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Any sense that you are committing, knowingly leave them.

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They could be sins in private, or they could be an A public act of disobeying Allah, any any kind of sin, you know that this is wrong, you know that Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden it, don't justify it for yourself. Don't insist on it, leave it because if you don't, then shaitan will have power over you.

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Thirdly, remember the temporary nature of this world, and the deception of this world.

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Anytime that the dunya becomes very attractive, or the trinkets of this world become very attractive, and tempting, because of which you want to leave obedience to Allah. Remember, this dunya is little, like, for example, you want to get that promotion at work, because of which you are afraid to pray. Remind yourself that, okay, if I get that promotion, then one, I'll get a couple 1000 more in my income, then what?

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I'll spend it or I'll save it, then what?

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It's going to finish, then what I'm going to die, then what all this dunya will be left behind.

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So is it worth it to sacrifice the eternal for the temporary? No, it's not remind yourself of the transitory the temporary nature of this world.

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Then, be very careful about your speech, the way that you talk, because the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam told us that whoever believes in Allah in the last day should either speak good or be quiet. And the thing is, that it is through our words, that shaitan creates problems for us, that when we say something insensitive to someone, when we respond with a with a nasty remark, then what happens?

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It leads to an argument it leads to a fight, it leads to relationships being ruined. The issue is so tiny, but it escalates into something so huge.

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And another thing is protect yourself from shaitan. How? By seeking refuge with Allah

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say our will the villa when you're reciting Quran say our oath of Allah anytime that there was was a begins to bother you. And inshallah we'll talk more about the wasa Akshay Tron and how to counter the wasa in in the upcoming lessons in sha Allah. And we'll conclude over here for today. Baraka lofi, calm Subhanak Allahumma will be handing a shadow Allah Allah Allah into a selfie Raukawa Tulelake was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh