Tafsir Surah al Baqarah #01 Introduction S2 V1-39

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Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

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Helen was Helen warmer Hubba welcome, all seekers of knowledge marhaba we will see at the rasulillah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam welcome according to the instruction of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who instructed his companions, to welcome those who come to learn, who come to learn the religion of Allah, the Quran, the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, welcome to another virtual gathering of hours. A gathering, which again, I remind myself and you that it should be only for one purpose, and that is to please Allah azzawajal. We want to learn the Quran. We want to understand and reflect over its meaning. Because the Quran is the speech of Allah. The Quran is

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the book of Allah, the Quran is guidance from him, that he has sent for us. So when this book is from Allah, then our connection with this book should also be only for the sake of Allah, the Exalted are all the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, WA Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah him Karim rubbish Rahim. assadi were silly only waterflow rock data melissani Yahoo Kohli along Matthew Colby was said deadly Sonny was slowed. So Hema, Colby amin aerobill Amin.

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Before we begin the study of Sudoku and Baccarat, let us ask ourselves, that why should we learn the put on? What is the benefit of studying the book of Allah? Remember that holding on to the Quran, learning the Quran and following it. This is something that brings Allah subhanaw taala has special mercy and favor. Allah subhana wa tada tells us in the Quran, yeah, uh, you have NASS other Jaya kumbolo Hanuman rubycon. What and zelner la comme Nora Medina, for a Mullah? Vina. I'm an OB lawyer he worked also movie. Firstly, you do Hello home for your mighty men who were feiglin were de him la he slaughter Mr. keema that all mankind there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Lord, and

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we have sent down to you a clear light. So as for those who believe in Allah, and hold fast to him, how that they hold fast to the book of Allah, then what will happen, Allah will admit them into mercy from himself, and he will give them great favor, and He will guide them to himself on a straight path. Therefore, learning the Quran is one of the best things that a person can do. It brings Allah subhanaw taala special mercy, a brings favor upon favor in this life and in the next and it is a source of guidance for a person. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged his companions to learn even one eye of the Quran if they could. So we learned that urban

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ami said that when we were in the sofa, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out and said to us, that which of you would like to go out every morning to such and such marketplace and bring two large sheep camels for free without committing any sin, and without suffering any ties of kinship? So the companion said or messenger of Allah, we would like to do that. Every single one of us would like that we go to the market and bring such candles for free. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that wouldn't one of you go out in the morning to the masjid and teach or recite two verses from the book of Allah, that is better for him than two camels and three verses

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are better than three camels and four

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Verses are better than for camels and so on then there are numbers in camels. So the fact is that the Quran is who will hire Roman Maya Juma own, it is better than all the things that people gather that people collect. It is far superior than anything of this world. So we should feel very fortunate and very privileged, that Allah exalted has given us another opportunity and the ability to learn his verses, because every verse of the Quran is a treasure. Remember that learning the Quran brings blessing in a person's life. Because Allah subhanaw taala calls his book, a mobarak book, a blessing book, and you will find blessing in your life, in your time in your well being in

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your efforts in proportion to how much time you spend with the book of Allah. We learned that a man asked one of the righteous that how much Quran should we recite? And he replied, equivalent to the amount of happiness you are looking for. Meaning if you want a lot of happiness, a lot of delight in your life, then spend more time with the book of Allah. So what you sow the joy and and blessing that you experience in your life will be in proportion to the time that you invest in the book of Allah. Why? Because remember, that the Quran is not just a book of laws, it is actually a book of guidance. It teaches us how to think it corrects our cognitive distortions. It teaches us how to

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mend it bring self awareness, it helps us with our emotional regulation. It teaches us coping strategies. So this put on is a mercy it brings blessing, and it brings healing. So remember that the Quran is not just for the society, it is not just for the courtroom, the Quran is for the individual. Yes, the Quran is for you. The Quran is for me, the Quran is for every single one of us. Even taymiyah said that I have not seen anything that nourishes the mind and the soul that protects the body and guarantees happiness more than looking into the book of Allah. So when a person spends time with the book of Allah, than what happens, they receive all of these benefits, their mind,

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their soul, their heart is nourished, their body is protected. It brings happiness to them in this life, and for always. And remember that when a person spends time with the book of Allah, they received the company of the angels, the angels of mercy, the angels that bring Baraka that bring blessing. But remember that learning the book of Allah, it requires effort from us, a person has to strive against their own self. Sometimes a person has to sacrifice their sleep, or they have to strive against their own laziness. They have to give up on their comfort, they have to resist so many temptations, and this is why we see that learning the Quran, reciting the Quran can even be

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better and more superior than jihad. We learned that a man asked Abdullah bin are best with your loved Mourinho that what is the best form of jihad? And even our best said, Did you say Jihad? The man said yes. So even our best replied, shall I not inform you of what is better for you than jihad, you go to the masjid and recite the Quran and you learn some fifth meaning you learn the religion of Allah. So, let us examine our intentions that we are going to embark on this journey for whose sake for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Let us pray for blessing. Let us pray for acceptance. Let us be grateful for this opportunity. And let us expect the best reward and the best outcome from this

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effort be eating Allahu taala. So I would encourage you that as we begin the study of the Quran again, as we begin the study of pseudo tobacco, please make sure that you don't just spend this time listening. Make sure that you write something for yourself as well. Make sure that you share what you are learning with others because one is that you benefit yourself momentarily that you hear something beneficial and then inshallah you act upon it. But then you might forget it later. When you write it down, then you are preserving that knowledge for yourself so that you can continue to benefit from it in the future. And then when you write it down and you share it with someone, this

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is one of the best forms of charity so be eager to benefit yourself, not just now but later also from what you are going to learn and also be eager to benefit others from what you are going to learn in sha Allah are older Billahi min ash shaytani r regime I seek

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refuge in Allah against the a cursed shape on Allah subhana wa tada himself instructs us beginning with his messenger that fight either caught up the title call Anna foster is Billahi min ash shaytani regime that when you begin the recitation of the Quran that seek refuge in Allah against the a cursed shape on so I will sorry the Hadith he reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say are all the Billahi min ash shaytani regime before the recitation of the Quran. The question is why, because when a person begins to do something good when a person is trying to seek guidance, when a person is taking steps towards Allah subhanaw taala. And this is something that

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will bring them success in this life and in the next life, then remember, our enemy shavonne becomes even more active. shaitan is our enemy, our real enemy, whose goal is to deviate us from guidance, the Quran brings us guidance. So why would shaitan want us to benefit from the Quran? Why would shaitan want us to open up the Quran to read it, to listen to it to understand it to benefit from it? So remember, shavon tries to keep her person away from the Quran that oh, this is boring that Oh, I know this already. Oh, I've got more important things to do. And then when a person manages to open up the neuron and begin studying, then Chopin constantly interrupts Chopin constantly distracts

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a person, remember this? Remember that? What about this? And what about that, and if a person is not attentively listening, if their heart is not open to the Quran, then they will not be able to benefit. This is why every single every single one of us should say right now are all the Billahi min ash shaytaan a regime that Allah I seek your protection, I seek refuge in You against the shape on the a cursed yo Allah, you remove shaitan away from me, so that I can benefit from your book. And we begin with Surah Al Fatiha now. Why? Because Sultan Fatiha is a Dora, in which we ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance and remember that the Quran is for the purpose of guidance. And our goal

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when we study the Quran is not just information that we learn some interesting facts. No, our goal is to become better servants, better worshipers of Allah the Exalted. This is why we begin with Sultan Fatiha to ask Allah subhanaw taala for his help for his dolphy remember that sudo to fatty how has many names and it has a lot of merit. First of all, we see that sort of a Fatiha It is called Al Fatiha, which means the opening or the beginning. So this surah gives you an insight into what is in the rest of the Quran. And it is called Al Fatiha because we begin the Quran with it and it is the first surah to be revealed in its entirety. So the Fatiha is praised in the Quran as a

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several muthoni meaning the oft the seven oft repeated verses because it has seven verses that are recited frequently how frequently in every record of every Salah, the surah is recited as a part of Salah the surah is recited for Dora the surah is recited for healing. The surah is also called omole Kitab or Omen on because it is the basis the beginning of the Quran. It comprises the essence of the book of Allah, and the recitation of the Quran also begins with it. Even in Salah. We begin the recitation of the Quran by reciting Surah Fatiha first. So little fatty has described as a nuclear or a Shiva as a healing because it definitely brings healing. This sutra is described as a light as

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told when the suta was revealed, that rejoice over two lights that are being given to you which have not been given to any profit before you and these two lights were fatty huddled keytab meaning sudo Fatiha and the concluding verses of pseudo Baccarat and he was told that you will never recite a letter from them for which you will not be given meaning there is reward for every single letter that you recite and sloten Fatiha is basically a dog. So it means that it is a dog that is Mr. Job. It is an accepted supplication. So the dogs that are made in South are Fatiha.

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are accepted by Allah and the doors that are made after reciting Surah Fatiha are also accepted and this is why it is also called a Sunnah the prayer because in a Hadees, we learn that Allah subhanaw taala says that the surah is divided between me and my slave while you're up the muscle and my servant will have what he asks for. Meaning part of the silver is dedicated to praising Allah, the Exalted, and another part of the sutra is where the servant is asking Allah subhanaw taala for something so when a servant recites this sooner than Allah says, when they're up de Massa, my servant will have what he asked for meaning is the raw will be accepted. And remember that there is

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no surah like Sultan Fatiha. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah has not revealed in the Torah, nor in the Injeel any solar like omo keytab, meaning like sootel fatty hair, and super fatty hair is also described as be often alkaline, meaning the best part of the Quran or are the most sweaty philippou and the greatest surah in the Quran. Surah Fatiha has seven verses. And it begins with Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. In the name of Allah be Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. In thermowood, we say I seek refuge in Allah. Here in Kashmir, again we say I begin In the name of Allah, we take the name of Allah, again and again. Why? Because the name of

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Allah is a very blesseth name. It is the personal grand Name of God, the only being who is actually God, who possesses all the perfect names and descriptions, the one besides whom there is no God, and no one is like him, he is well ahead ahead on whom everyone depends, so Bismillah In the name of Allah, and remember that the word Allah it is said that it is derived from an aha, which means to turn to for protection, for help to find sanctuary in something or someone and remember that Allah is the only one that the creation find sanctuary in meaning there is no protection, and no safety without Allah subhanaw taala. So when we take the name of Allah, we are basically guarding

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ourselves, we are protecting ourselves against who against what, against shaitan against the evils that we know, and also the evil that we don't know, the evils that we perceive, and also the evils that we do not perceive. And when we take the name of Allah Bismillah we are also seeking blessing in what we are doing. So who is Allah whose name we take at the beginning? He is a man of Rahim. We begin by mentioning Allah subhanaw taala has perfect names here, that he is the Entirely Merciful, he is the Especially Merciful. We are taught to mention these names over here. We are taught to praise him by mentioning his mercy. Why? Because this is what we should expect that when we are

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doing something good for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala then we should expect the best from Allah. Because remember, it is a rough man. It is the most merciful who has a normal Quran who has taught to the Quran. So we take his name, and we praise Him by saying that he is a rock man of Rahim that he or Allah or a man you have taught the Quran, teach me the Quran also Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen

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and hamdulillah All praise is due to Allah, Who is Allah, He is loved by Allah, Allah mean he is Lord of the worlds all praise a chameleon hand meaning ultimate and absolute praise. Perfect praise is for Allah for Allah, meaning for Allah alone, and nobody else. Why? Because no one is like him. No one has done what Allah subhanaw taala has done. No one has gifted us and favored us the way that Allah subhanaw taala has favored us. So remember that praise. absolute perfect praise is for who for the creator for the rub of the worlds for the maker, and he deserves all praise no matter what. Because remember that Alhamdulillah also means an hamdu sabi to Lila that praise is always forever

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established for Allah, meaning he always deserves praise no matter what

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What? Remember that the creation is imperfect. So there are times when we are laudable for what we do, and there are other times when we are really blameworthy for what we are doing. Allah subhanaw taala is the creator, he is robbed, he is perfect in himself. He is perfect in his actions, he is perfect in his decisions. So, no matter what the fact is that Allah hamdulillah and we must understand, and remember this fact that no matter what All praise is for Allah, no matter what a lie is worthy of praise. And this is the first lesson that we are taught at the beginning of the Quran. And remember that how is praise with adoration it is loving praise hand is praise with gratitude, it

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is thankful praise, hound is honest praise it is not flattery. So we should also say Alhamdulillah. Why? Because indeed your Lord loves hound he loves to be praised. And we learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is nothing more beloved to Allah than hound. Because when we praise Allah, we are acknowledging that you're Allah, everything that has come from you is good, you are just you are help. Your goal is help your word is help. Your decisions are fair. I accept I surrender to you. And this is why Allah subhanaw taala loves to be praised. And remember that praising Allah subhanaw taala is the best form of showing gratitude. The Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam said of Lalu shoukry Alhamdulillah the best form of showing gratitude is by saying Alhamdulillah and the more a person praises Allah, the more a person increases in their honor. So on the Day of Judgment, the most superior servants of Allah will be those who glorify and praise him a hammer Dune, and saying a hamdulillah once fills the scale and say Subhan Allah and Alhamdulillah fills the space between the sky and the earth. Just imagine the reward. It is a charity like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said well could loot the hamidah 10 sadaqa, saying Alhamdulillah 100 times before the rising of the sun, and before the setting of the sun is better than sending 100

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horses in the way of Allah. Imagine. An even when a person says Alhamdulillah without thinking, meaning a person says Alhamdulillah out of habit without even sometimes realizing the meaning it is still beneficial. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Whoever says al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen from his own accord, meaning just like that, then 30 good deeds are recorded for him and 30 sins are erased for him. So develop the habit of saying Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Hera Bella alameen Allahumma bene Wella can hum Hamden Kathy Iran play uban Mubarak and Fie, a love a model but Allah can hum mill assembler word were mill one mill a man shaped them in shape embargo, a level

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medical hand and the normal somehow it will ugly woman fee hidden. Well, I can hum and the Usama wotty will ugly woman fee hidden well I can hand and they'll help blowhard who can help we'll call Luca help when you call aka help well Jenna to help one now to help was sir to help wanna be Yuna help, one more Hamadan. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a help so many beautiful, different ways. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us of praising Our Lord, so we should busy our tongue with the glorification and praise of Allah. So Alhamdulillah who is Allah? He is Rob Bella alameen, Lord of the worlds who is Rob, Rob is the one who created Rob is the one who possesses Rob is the

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one who governs the affairs of his creation. And we see that in the words of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, who is Allah who is Rob, he is a levy Halekulani for Hua Dini, he is the one who created me and then he guided me on Levy, who are you throwing money away as Dini? He is the one who gives me to eat and also to drink what either Maria to faraway ashvini when I fall ill He is the one who heals me, one lady you need to need so Mohini He is the one who will cause me to die and then he will bring me back to life again. So this is Allah, Allah, Allah Allah amin al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. He is a man of Rahim, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, repeated

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merciful, ever Merciful. So we see that Allah is Rob, Rob of everything, and His Lordship his kingship is with his mercy. So remember that Rama is a primary attribute of Allah subhanaw taala Allahumma is a rule that Allah subhanaw taala has made for himself that his mercy shall always prevail. And what is Rama, Rama, mercy. This is to do good to someone without requiring anything back. This is Rama to be kind to be good. Allah subhanaw taala is a man, meaning His mercy has encompass the entire creation. His mercy is ever vast. It is beyond our imagination. And he is of rahane the one who is Especially Merciful towards his special servants the believers for whom his

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mercy will be especially reserved in the hereafter. So they will be admitted into paradise. Allah Homewood, your main home of Rahmani Raheem, and he is Maliki yo Medina, Sovereign of the Day of Recompense. He is Rob Bula alameen. So he owns this world, and also the next world, because He is the Lord of all the worlds, the present and the future. But remember that on the Day of Judgment, he alone will be Malik. He alone will be sovereign, has mercy is vast, but he is not limited by His mercy. There is a day of repayment when people will be repaid for what they have done. And the ultimate decision that day will belong to Allah alone, because he is Maliki oma Dean. We learn in

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the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says Leon zerah Yama, Yama, Hoon, Barzun, lyoha Allah, Allah HeMan hum Shea Lima, Neil McCool, yo lilla Hill, we're heavy

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on the Day of Judgment, what's going to happen? All people will be brought, all people will be exposed, no one will be able to hide anything, and it will be said, To whom does kingdom and sovereignty belong to today? And it will be said, A belongs only to Allah, the One that ever prevailing and that is the day when each soul will be given will be recompensed for all that it has earned, and there will be no oppression, no injustice on the Day of Judgment. We learn in a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah will gather his slaves on the Day of Judgment, unclothed, uncircumcised, and Bookman, so the people asked Yasuda know what is boom, and

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they will have nothing with them, meaning they will be empty handed, and they will be called by a voice that is heard from afar, saying, I am the king and an Melek none of the people of Jenna will enter Jannah while any of the people of the fire are seeking Him for some injustice he did to him, and none of the people of the fire will enter the fire. While any of the people of Jenna are seeking Him for an injustice he did to him, meaning people will only enter their final destination after justice is established. So the people asked the Prophet sallallahu earlier send them that How Will any compensation be given that day, when we will

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come to Allah, unclothed and empty handed the Prophet sallallahu Urdu seldom said this will be with good deeds and evil deeds, meaning on that day compensation will be how it will be in the form of exchanging good deeds. So not only will people be repaid for what they have done from Allah subhanaw taala people will also be repaid for how they dealt with one another Maliki yo Medina. Allah alone is the magic of the Day of Judgment, his authority will prevail. This is why he yakka narubu when he Yeah, can a serene we must prepare for that day, we must prepare for that meeting. How? By worshiping only Allah and by seeking His help a yak and our buddhu why worship only Allah because

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only He is Allah. He is the only God, he is Worthy of all praise. He is the Lord of the worlds He is merciful, and our return is to him. This is why we are only his servants, we should be only the servants. So we should love him the most. We should have hope in Him the most. And we should fear him the most. And remember that the essence of worship is about humility and submission before Allah subhanaw taala the essence of worship is to eliminate all pride that whatever I have, and whatever anybody else

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Has, it is all from Allah subhanaw taala. The essence of worship is to acknowledge that Allah subhanaw taala is the greatest, so you know what he can give, and he can take, he can come in whatever that he wants, and I am his servant, I am his slave, so I don't have the right to object or to criticize. No, my job is to obey, to worship, to surrender, that whatever my Lord says, I accept it. And this is the reason why we were created when a Hanako Gina will insert in earlier boon, that I did not create the jinn and men except that they should worship me. So remember, a yak cannot buddhu because Allah alone is our master, Allah alone deserves our Buddha, because whatever we have

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is from Allah, and it is Allah's right that He alone is worshipped. And then Uranus 13 you alone we ask help from we seek help from is the honor is to seek help from someone while fully depending upon them to get to get to get what is beneficial and to repel what is harmful. So when we say we're a Yakima strain, this means that your Allah, I need your help, and I depend on you in order to get anything beneficial. And in order to repel anything that is harmful. I completely depend and rely upon you. But notice in this ayah how worship is mentioned and seeking help is mentioned. Riba worship is paired with esteana. Why? Because without his help, the slave cannot even worship Allah

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subhanaw taala if Allah subhanaw taala did not teach us how would we know if Allah subhanaw taala did not give us the ability to remember him to praise him to bow down before Him to raise our hands before him to spend in his obedience. How could we so this is why we ask Allah subhanaw taala Allah whom are in me Allah they Creek was shook Rica, where her snare Eva take that, Oh Allah, you help me I need your help to remember you to thank you and to worship you in a good way. So a yak and our buddhu were a year canister eat a yak anus 13 meaning we should place all of our hopes and our expectations in Allah alone. Sometimes what happens is that we start expecting from people that

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people will help us people will benefit us and Yes, they will. But only when Allah subhanaw taala enables them. This is why whenever we are in need, whether that need is big or small, it is religious or worldly, it is personal, or in our families, it is financial, or in our health, any kind of help we need. Our first and foremost thoughts should be that we should turn to Allah that He or Allah, you help me This doesn't mean that we don't ask people for help. We can ask people for help, but only in matters that they are capable of helping us in and only while believing that they can do as much as Allah subhanaw taala enables them that still the source of aid is Allah alone. So

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he yakin are buddhu what a yak anus 13 also notice and this is the repetition of a yakka only you Only you and this is though hate. This is what it means to believe in Allah subhanaw taala is oneness, that y'all Allah, you alone are the center of my life, you are the one whose approval I seek, you are the one who is my master, so I am your servant, and I seek only your help I depend only on you. This though hade. This purity in faith is what will bring the person security and peace in this life and also in the next life. It is this belief in the oneness of Allah that will admit a person into paradise that will protect a person from hell that will make him worthy of the Prophet

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salallahu early in the southern intercession and it is what will bring the person forgiveness ultimately. So he yetkin our Voodoo what a yuckiness 13

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Dinner slit altar muster team, you guide us to the straight path, you're alone, we worship you and we ask you for help. And the first dollar that we are taught over here is the draw of guidance that this is what we should be asking Allah subhanaw taala for remember that guidance. He Daya is his guide

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towards the right way, and also guidance on the right way. Meaning that if a person is not on the right way, guidance means that they are now led to the right way, they're brought on the right path. And if they are already on the right path, guidance means that they are kept on the right path. So, they move along the right course.

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They move along the right course, they do not get distracted from it, they do not leave it. And remember, that guidance includes two things. It includes anyone near fair beneficial knowledge. And it also includes Armando salia, righteous action, because in order to be guided, we need two things. The first thing we need is the knowledge of what is right, of what is truth of what needs to be done of what is beneficial. So when we ask Allah Sanatana for guidance, we are essentially asking Allah for beneficial knowledge that he or Allah, you teach me what is right, what is wrong, you teach me which way leads to your approval, and which way does not you give me that awareness, you'll give me

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that realization. And then he Daya also includes I'm a little silent, righteous action, because it is not enough to just know it is necessary to follow that knowledge to live that knowledge. Because what benefit is knowledge if it's not put to action. So remember, that our religion is a religion offering, this is not a religion of hearsay, of assumption. And our religion is a religion of action, not just academia, not just, you know, fancy language and a lot of, uh, you know, fluency in terms of, you know, important concepts know, our religion is all about learning the truth and living the truth. And this is only possible with Allah, soprano, thoroughness, assistance and help. This is

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why we ask Allah, He hit the nail Serato monster came. So whether it is some personal issue that you're dealing with, and you don't know which is the right thing to do, and which is, you know, the wrong thing. ask Allah subhanaw taala in a slot and muster claim, that Oh Allah, you allow me to do that, which is pleasing to you. And then whenever there is confusion, again, in a Serato musta came whenever there is laziness, that sometimes you have that knowledge of, you know, of a lot of good deeds, that that are very rewardable. But then there is laziness inaction, then again, in a Serato monster claim, when you find yourself struggling in any way to worship Allah subhanaw taala. Again,

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a dinner set up and Mr came that Allah, you guide us to the straight path. Now, the interesting thing over here is that out of all the things that we could be taught over here to pray for, we are actually being taught to pray for guidance. Why? Because the need for guidance is greater than the need for anything else. It is greater than the need for food, for health for a wealth. Why? Because survival in this world and the next is possible without eating great foods, but survival in this world and the next is not possible without guidance. A person cannot be successful in this life or in the next life without guidance from Allah subhana wa Tada. So this is what we should really be

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worried about our guidance and the guidance of our children, the guidance of our loved ones, so we should pray to Allah at dinner. Notice how the word is plural Athina guide us, not just me, but all of us, my family, my friends, my community, my people, my loved ones. Yeah, Allah guide us all. Give us all beneficial knowledge. Give us all righteous action. So Idina Serato, Mr. Kane, and notice how we make this girl over and over again, in every single record, is it an amazing that in the first stroke are we say in a Serato, Mr. Clean? And then in the second record, again, we say in a Serato was the king, Isn't it enough to just make this door once? No, in every car, we make this draw,

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which shows us that we are forever in need of guidance, in every moment, and in every matter. So this is one of the draws that we should be making a lot that your Allah, you guide me. And remember that there's a slit off in this world, that Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us to go on. And then there's a slit off in the next world that is situated over hell that you

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Each and every one of us has to go upon. So, if a person is firm on the path here, then they will be firm on the path there. The way a person goes on the path right now, is how they will go on the path on the Day of Judgment. Some people will pass that bridge like lightning, some people will cross it in the blink of the eye, some people will crawl and some will fall. So, a person should check their speed and their manner right now, that how am I on the on the straight path? How swift how prompt Am I in obeying Allah subhanaw taala. So, if Dino slit off almost the pain, slit oppa levina Anantara lay him laden mildew Dr. lay him one a ball lien, the path of those upon whom You have bestowed

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favor. What is slot on was the game, it is the path of people, which people, the people on whom Allah subhanaw taala bestowed favor he did in arm. Why? Because he approved of them, he was pleased with them late in my looby I lay him, it is not the path of those who earned Allah's anger when Allah lien nor of those who are astray. So basically we see three groups over here. First is the group of those who earn Allah subhanaw taala approval and Who are they? We are told about them in the Quran. In Surah Nisa, Allah subhanaw taala tells us that one manual dairy law one was sold for Ola ecomark alladhina anomala, who are lay him that whoever obeys Allah and the messenger, then they

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will be with those whom Allah subhanaw taala bestowed his favor upon and they are meaning to begin the profits will slip be of pain and the truth will was shuhada and the martyrs will slowly hain and the righteous will has sunette Willa ecoffee. So these are those people on whom Allah promote Raja bestowed favor? So we should check ourselves how well do I know the lives of the prophets and their examples? How close Am I to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu? Are they US alone? And then truthful, the way of for example, Abu Bakar I'll do a lot more on who and then Shahada, those who willingly sacrificed whatever they had for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala because he yakka Norbu

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Allah subhanaw. taala is more important than anybody and anything else. And then solly hain, who are righteous, meaning their actions are according to how Allah subhanaw taala likes Allah subhanaw taala approves. So if we want to be on guidance, then we have to check ourselves how much of my life resembles the way of the people that Allah subhanaw taala bestowed favor upon? Because they were successful. And if we want to be successful, we better be on their footsteps. And then the second group that is mentioned his alma Hulu, Alma looby, are they him? Those who earn the anger of Allah subhanaw taala? What is it that a person earns the anger of Allah when they reject the truth? Like

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we see how the people of nor the people of the people of the world, their prophets, told them about the truth? Look at what's in our own did musar listen and conveyed the truth. But what happened? All of these people rejected the truth. It wasn't that they were unaware. It wasn't that they didn't understand. It wasn't that they weren't convinced. No, they knew they understood. They were convinced, but they were too arrogant and too stubborn to accept. So remember, it is not enough to just know the Quran. It is not enough to just have knowledge of what is good, what is right what is wrong. It is essential that this knowledge affects us. It breaks our ego. And if it does not break

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our ego and our arrogance, and if we remain stubborn on our wrong ways, then we may not be earning mercy. We may be earning Allah's wrath. willory other Billa so Almodovar lay him are people who know yet they reject how how do they reject not always with their words, but with their actions, that they refuse to bow down before Allah? And when they're arrogant, then they would they bring upon themselves the wrath, the punishment of Allah in this life and also in the next life. And then the third group is one above lien above mean are those who are astray? Those who are lost? Why are they lost? Because they are ignorant. They're so unaware. They don't even know the wrong that they're

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doing. Or they think that they know it all. But in fact, they don't know it. So we see that there are two problems here. One is the problem.

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of arrogance, and the other is the problem of ignorance or being delusional thinking that a person knows but they in fact do not know. And may Allah subhanaw taala protect us from both of these problems that a person is too arrogant to submit before Allah. And then a person is to last and to delusional they think that what they believe is right, they think that what they're doing is right. But in fact, it is far from guidance. So your Allah, you protect us from both of these groups. Don't make us amongst them, make us amongst those on whom you bestowed favor, make us of those who are successful. This is why after so defer to her we say mean and when we recite Surah Fatiha,

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especially in Salah, we should pay attention to what they're reciting. Because as we learn in a hadith that Allah subhanaw taala has divided the surah between himself and his servant, and every single time that a servant recites and I have sort of that how las panatela responds, he says when you're up de Massa.

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So mean mean what you say and really ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance, when when we recite Surah Fatiha and this is why we say mean after reciting Surah Fatiha because it is a Dora and Alhamdulillah with this Dora, let us begin suitable Baccarat

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Sudoku The bacara is called a Baccarat because of the mention of the story of the cow which is mentioned in detail and inshallah we will we will study those verses soon. Sooner than Baccarat is a Madani Sula, which means that it was revealed after the hyjal after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrated from Mecca to Medina. And the suta was revealed over a period of several years. And the surah is very comprehensive in its nature, where we see that not only laws are given, but history stories of the prophets are given. And then we see matters related to faith related to a man related to sincerity are also given. So it's a very comprehensive suta. And so the pseudo is called

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son of the Quran. It is called sonawane. Paul and meaning the pinnacle of the Quran in an Arish, and we learn that for everything is a pinnacle, and the pinnacle of the Quran is sewable Baccarat. You see, so now is the highest part of something or the best part of something. So for example, it is said sent out other people is the most honorable one among them. So why is sort of the buckler called cinnamyl Quran, because if you think about it, sort of the buckler has ayatul could see in it, which is the greatest verse of the Quran, it and the last two verses of Surah Baqarah are from the treasure of the throne. They are of the two lights that were given to the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wasallam then we see that sort of bacala is the longest surah of the Quran, that also contains the longest verse. So this is amazing that not only does it contain the greatest verse of the Quran, but also the longest verse of the Quran. And also remember that sin m is actually the hump of a camel, and the hump of a camel is its highest part. And the surah is the most dominant part of the Quran. It covers two and a half a desert of the Quran, which is why when a person learns suitable bacara then they are they increase in their status. We learned that once a group of people were being sent on a certain expedition and the Prophet sallallahu earlier sent them asked a young

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man among them that what do you have of the Quran? Do you have suitable Baccarat? And that young man said yes, I know Sultan Baccarat. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said find the hub for anti amuro home Go, you are going to be their leader. So the person who learned sort of bacala they learn that they learn a great deal of beneficial knowledge. So the back cover has many commands in it. It contains a lot of the names of Allah subhanaw taala. In it, there are at least 100 verses that mentioned the names of Allah. And also if you think about it, in sudo, three fatty how we ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance for beneficial knowledge and also for righteous action. We ask

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Allah subhanaw taala for guidance that we are led to the truth, we are given answers. Our you know, questions are answered, our doubts are removed. We are given means through which we can become firm on Islam. We can become firm upon guidance, and that we increase in our guidance. And so the local is really the answer to that. Because not only does it teach us what we should believe in, it gives convincing arguments

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When you have doubts when you have questions, the surah answers your questions when you want to know how you should worship Allah, how you should live as a good servant to Allah. The surah teaches us what the different ways of worship are. So we see for example, instead of Bukhara, Salah is mentioned, fasting is mentioned, the cat is mentioned. Also we see that Hajj is mentioned, all of the pillars of Islam are mentioned. And then we see the total bacala the people who recite it the people who learn it, then they will be given honor on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, recite the Quran, for it will come on the day of judgment as an intercessor

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for its companions recite SoTL, Baccarat and earlier imraan both of them because they will come on the day of judgment as if there were two clouds or two shades or two flocks of birds pleading for those who recite them Subhan Allah, not only will they provide shade, for those who recited them, but they will also intercede for those who recited them. We also learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, recite Surah Baqarah, because to take recourse to it, meaning to recite it over and over again, there is blessing in it, and to leave it is a cause of grief, meaning when a person continues to recite to the buckler, they will increase in blessing. And when they leave it

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for days and days and days, they haven't read any portion of it, then there will be a certain sadness, there will be a certain hustle up and the magician's cannot counter it, they cannot confront it. So this shows us that people who do not that this shows us that people who have no connection with the suta whatsoever, then there is deprivation for them. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us. And this also shows us this how these shows us that the surah is a protection against shapen and evil people magicians. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not turn your houses into graveyards, chez Pon runs away from the house in which sootel buckler is recited.

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Sometimes we see that for no reason. Everybody is getting into arguments. Sometimes we see that one person is missing their Salah, another person is delaying their Salah, and then four days, you know there is no recitation of the Quran. Any you can see the effect of shape Han at times. So how do you deal with that? Start reciting pseudo bacala don't just play the recitation that you just you know, played on an iPad or something and then you are busy talking and watching television no recited yourself also, because the recitation of sorts of bacala in the house causes shaitan to leave that house. So what is the surah Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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lF Lam Meem Valley Kalki tabula vaporfi who then lil Mata keen and Lavina you may know wanna believe when you pay more in a Salah when a man was a corner whom you and Phil Koon one lilina You mean owner Bhima on Zilla la kawamata on Zilla, mineral public Woodville, karate whom you can own

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a Corolla who the mirror be him, what Allah iica who will mostly hone Alif Lam Meem This is the Book about which there is no doubt it is a guidance for those conscious of Allah, Who are they, there are those who believe in the unseen and they established prayer and spend out of what We have provided for them, and who believe in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed before you and of the hereafter there are certain those are upon right guidance from their Lord. And it is those who are the successful Subhan Allah, we ask Allah for guidance. And right here at the beginning, the answer is given that if you want guidance, this is the book, read it, learn it, follow it, hold on

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to it, and you will be upon guidance as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that whoever holds on to this book, whoever puts it in front of him, then this book will lead him towards success towards Jenna. And whoever disregards this book, putting it behind his back than this book will push him towards Hellfire with every other Billa meaning following it is a means of salvation and abandoning it is a means of loss and failure. So it is important that we learn what this book is, and we keep revising it. We keep refreshing our knowledge of it, we keep increasing in our knowledge of this book, so that we can remember what we have forgotten and we can begin doing what we had left

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or what we did not know off before. So

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What is the meaning of the surah Alif Lam Meem. First of all we see the suta begins with these letters. And these letters which are known as huddle, MK apart the disc, the disjointed letters, meaning they are disjointed in the sense that you don't connect these letters when you read them. You don't say alum, you don't say alima No, there's no Hello cat over here. You You read every letter separately Elif Lam meme and these letters, they appear at the beginning of several surah of the Quran. And the safest approach in regarding to them is that we don't go on interpreting them as we please inventing meanings, because a lot of people have done this. They will say that Elif refers

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to this and lamb refers to that and mean refers to that. We don't know what these letters mean. In fact, given that the Quran is in the Arabic language, and these letters are from the Arabic language, if you were to look at the Arabic language, these letters themselves do not carry any meaning. So it is not correct for us to start inventing meanings for these letters. But we should find comfort in the fact that there is reward for reciting every single one of them. As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that belif is a letter, lamb is a letter and meme is a letter. And these letters when they appear at the beginning of several Sutras, they constantly remind us of our

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lack of knowledge, of our need of guidance, that we don't know what these letters mean, if Allah subhanaw taala does not tell us we only know as much as Allah subhanaw taala has taught us so remember Allah subhanaw taala is the source of knowledge. So ask Allah for knowledge, and no matter how much you know, never, ever be proud of what you know, realize that the source of that knowledge is Allah subhanaw taala. So these letters remind us of the miracle of the Quran, that no one can produce anything like the Quran, because we use the same letters, we use the same sounds in our speech, when we talk when we write things, we use the same letters, but we are unable to produce

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anything like the Quran. So Olive lamb meme, this is a reminder that we should be humble. This is a reminder that we should realize this quote is from Allah subhanaw taala and that is illustrated in the next verse very clearly that he Kalki tabula rasa, Fie who the limb with the cane, there are two ways of reading this is one way of reading this idea is that we pause after lelli Valley Kalki tabula ribe fee who the limit again and it would mean that this is the Book about which is no doubt and in it is guidance for those who have Taqwa. Another way of reading this idea is that we pause after fee and we read it as Valley Kalki tabula rasa fee, who the lil Mata pain that this is the

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book in which is no doubt at all. It is a guidance for those who have Taqwa. So the fact is that there is no doubt about the score on this Quran is certainly from Allah subhanaw taala its source is definitely divine. And the fact is that this book constitutes guidance for people. It contains guidance for people and there's no doubt about that. And there's nothing in this book which is doubtful, meaning every single thing that is mentioned in the Quran is factual. It is fact when we read anything else, we can have our doubts that Oh, is this accurate? Is this really, you know, true? Or or is it someone's guesswork, but when it comes to the Quran, we can have this confidence

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that every single letter, every single statement, every single fact that is mentioned in this book is true. It is not random. This is from Allah subhanaw taala. And the purpose of this book is what it is who the fee who the end it is guidance. This Quran is supposed to be for guidance, not just for knowledge or for blessing, but for guidance. Because remember, when there is guidance, only then can a person receive all other benefits. But who is it that can receive guidance from the Quran, it is ultimate, the pain the people who have the core, people who are conscious of Allah subhanaw taala you see what the P is the person who guards himself exceedingly, a person who guards himself

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extraordinarily. You see these days when you go outside.

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If you're extremely careful, even if you see a loved one, after weeks and weeks and you want to hug them, you don't, right? You want to shake their hand. You don't because you're practicing it, you know that physical distance, right? And then you want to touch something, you don't just touch it, you wear gloves, you wear a mask, you know, you're constantly cleaning your hands, washing your hands. Why? Because you're trying to protect yourself from something that could possibly kill you. Right. So a McDuffie is a person who is guarding himself exceedingly. He is constantly protecting himself, constantly putting a shield between himself and what is harmful to him. He is constantly on

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guard, constantly alert against what what is it that the Buddha he is protecting himself from, from what will harm him forever, and that is sin. That is disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala. So a Mata P. Basically, toccoa has two sides to it. One aspect of the poor is to do what is right. And the other side of taqwa is to stay away from sin. Because in order to do what is right, again, you need that motivation. You need that energy, you need that focus, you need that strength. And you need that realization that you know what, I need this for myself, this is necessary for me. And then the other part of what is to control yourself to protect yourself from falling into sin, no matter how

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strong the temptation is, you realize that no, the fire of hell is there, I better not do this, no matter how easy and accessible the sin is, you still hold yourself back. So a monkey is not just a person who is guarding himself from sin in the month of Ramadan, Noah Mottaki is a Motoki all year round, and what he is a Mottaki at home. And also when at work, when at school, when outside and what the fee is a monthly with family and with friends, and what the key is a Marathi when he is online. And also when he is, you know, with people, the call of Allah should be everywhere. It should not just be limited to certain places with certain people know it, that they love her. Hey,

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so my contact, Fear Allah no matter where you are. So people who have Taqwa, then they will get guidance from the Koran. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the four, who are them with the pain, what are the qualities? What are the signs of a person who is truly conscious of Allah, Who is really trying to protect himself or herself, they are alladhina, you may know wanna be alive, those who believe in the unseen Subhana Allah, the first quality of the macduffie is that they believe in the unseen, they know that there is more than what the eye perceives, they're ever careful, because they know it is not just the visible dangers that they need to avoid, but the invisible ones too.

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They know that they have to avoid and protect themselves from the dangers and the harmful things that that they see that are present, and also those that will be in the future. So I'm with the key is a person who wants to be safe, not just here in this life, but forever in the next life also, this is why he stays away from sin. This is why it would be does what is right performs the obligations. And by that a Mottaki protects himself from being punished in the hereafter. And levena you may know and I believe, you see, a lot of people now think that we can only believe in what is observable, what we can see what we can test, right. But this is a huge mistake. This is arrogance.

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This is being delusional because a realistic careful, aware person believes in the unseen

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mucked up the academy careful person realizes that there is more in the world than what the eye perceives. And what the P realizes that we cannot always perceive and see everything and look okay, realizes the human perception is not only limited, it can actually be very faulty at times. And we know this through our, you know, through through our different tests that how something is tested in a lab. And then within a few weeks, we realized that the results of that test were faulty that we were mistaken before. So okay, in worldly matters, we can make these errors and we can survive. We learn from our mistakes. We keep revising our knowledge, but this is about our reality.

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Tea. This is about our afterlife our eternity. So we cannot Allah subhanaw taala has not left us to fend for ourselves to figure it out. No, he has revealed knowledge to tell us about what is fact what is true. So Allah Deena you may know and I believe and remember that vibe is undiscoverable meaning it is beyond the reach of the perception of sense, meaning as human beings in this life, we cannot see those matters we cannot reach those matters. So, when Allah subhanaw taala has informed us of something, then whether we see it or not, we believe in it, whether it is the angels, or the resurrection, or any other matter, we believe in it. So, alladhina umina belhaj toccoa begins with

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he man, he man in the unseen and then where you came on a Salah, they established the prayer, look at the action that is mentioned the first action is Salah, and notice how it is set up Muna Salah, they established the salah, Nadia, for Luna Salah, they don't just do the Salah, but they establish it, even our bus will do a lot more and who said that your karma to Salah to establish the Scylla is to perfectly perform the record, to perfectly perform the subdued and to recite properly to observe assure stillness and to pay attention to the Salah. But that said that your comment to Salah is to guard the times of Salah to guard the Voodoo, the record and the such that that we don't just you

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know perform prayer for the sake of getting over it, but we pay attention to the prerequisites and we pay attention to the right time we pay we pay attention to the manner that we perform it as perfectly and as beautifully as possible. So, first his belief, then his action and then women model is a canal homayoun fifth cone out of what We have provided them they have spend. The fact is that whatever we have is from Allah subhanaw taala anything that we own, it has been given to us by Allah minmetals upon now whom we have provided them. And this is something that we should remember, because only then can we be humble, otherwise, we can be become very arrogant, based on what we own,

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based on you know, the few things that we have. And here it is mentioned that they spend out of what We have given them. And this includes the obligatory spending. So for example, spending on one's family spending on one's dependence spending on one's own needs spending, you know, giving the cat and it also includes voluntary charity, meaning spending for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala in order to earn his approval spending on people in order to make their life easy. So women models can have on the inficon. In a Hadees, we learned that Oh son of Adam, it is better for you, if you spend your surplus wealth, meaning if you have anything extra, it is actually better for you to spend it

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to give it to someone else. But if you withhold it, then it will be evil for you. It will be to your own detriment. There is however, no reproach for you, if you keep what is necessary for a living, and begin with your dependents and the upper hand is better than the lower hand. So spend and give when levena you may know not be my own Zilla alake, and who believe in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed before you and of the hereafter there are certain. So the key in those who benefit from the guidance which is in the Quran, are those who believe in all that has been revealed by Allah or zildjian whether it was revealed on the Prophet sallallahu, earlier Sunday, the

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last messenger or on any profit or messenger before him. So the point is, that they do not discriminate between the profits and they do not discriminate between the revelation that oh, we believe in this book, but not that book, know, if Allah sent any revelation, I believe in that, if Allah sent any messenger, I believe in that. And remember that when it comes to believing and what has been revealed to you meaning to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam This includes believing in the Quran, and everything else that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was given her sign up in Iraq liesa that gibreel used to come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would bring to

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him the teachings of the Sunnah. And he would teach him those matters exactly as he would teach him the Quran. And if you think about it, there are so many things that we are instructed to do, which are mentioned in the Quran, but their details are not given in the Quran. Their details are given in the way of the prophets of Allah who were to use Allah. So how is it that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did

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Those things in that particular way that he just invent those ways. No, he was taught, he was taught. So be ma on Zilla alake the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said that Allah in the EU Tito Kitab, a woman from Morocco, I was given the book and something like it, meaning the Prophet sallallahu Newson was given the Quran, and also other teachings, which we call the sooner or the hikma. So, the multiplane believe in all of that. And the fact is, that if we say that all we're only going to follow the Quran, then we're making a huge mistake, then we're making a huge mistake that we cannot have guidance, because Allah subhanaw taala did not just reveal a book for the

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guidance of people, he revealed his book on a messenger, who would be a role model and example for people who would practically show how to follow the teachings of the Quran. So if a person just takes the Quran, and leaves the way of the Prophet sallallahu, where to send them, then they cannot be upon guidance. So for guidance, it is necessary that we believe in both. And then it is mentioned with Bill Hirata, whom you can own. in the hereafter there are certain there are certain they have your pain, what is the Hereafter, remember that includes all that will happen from the moment of death onwards. It includes the test in the grave, it includes life in but also it includes the

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resurrection. It includes the events of the day of judgment, and then the paradise and hell and eternity in there. So they believe with conviction in all the matters of the hereafter. For the Hereafter, your pain is mentioned, because your pain is the highest level of faith. It is the highest level of knowledge, it is certainty. It is a person's worldview. It is the way that they think the way that they look at things. So we're bill our hero to whom up known. Remember the belief in the hereafter makes the person fearful. It makes a person conscious, it makes a person eager to do good, it is a it is a motivational force, and it is also a restraining force. So when will you

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know to whom you can own? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, How excellent are five things, whoever meets Allah, while believing in them with certainty, shall enter Paradise that he believes in Allah, the last day, paradise and hell, resurrection after death, and the final account meaning the hisab so we'll build a hero to whom up known. So those who have such characteristics, Allah Spanish Allah says Allah eager Allahu de Moura be him, what will I have a couple more more flee home, those are upon right guidance from their Lord. And it is those who are the successful, they are upon guidance, upon guidance, just like a people on a train, who are heading towards a

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certain destination. So likewise, these people are on guidance, and they're heading towards the approval of their Lord. So they become a livina anon currently him. So remember that he Daya is the path that leads to success. So when a person has these traits, then he is on the path of success. And we see that in these verses specifically what is mentioned is the fulfillment of obligations, right? Correct faith and the fulfillment of obligations. So remember, that guidance and success is with fulfilling obligations. If a person neglect their obligations towards Allah or towards people, then they're not upon guidance there then that such a person is putting themselves at risk. So these

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are the successful in contrast, now a second group of people is mentioned. And these are those who deny. So it is said in alladhina, cafaro, Sawa owner la him, and autohome emlenton their home la umino. And, indeed those who disbelieve it is all the same for them. Whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe this is a second category of people, people who do coffee, what is covered, covered is adelphia to cover to hide something. So a cafe is someone who covers or hide something such as a farmer. Why? Because what does the farmer do? He hides the seed under the soil or the night because the night covers everything with its darkness, so covered is to disbelieve,

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because by disbelieving a person hides the nature covers the nature that Allah subhanaw taala created them upon. Remember that Allah subhanaw taala creates all people as his sir

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Once that is our natural disposition, but when a person covers that nature, right hides it with with layers and layers of you know other false beliefs and other false concepts, then this is covered. And it is said over here, that your warning or not warning them is not going to make a difference. Why? Because when there is no faith, no belief, then warning does not help. You see, some people are soft hearted, they fear Allah, Allah subhanaw taala has guidances for them. But other people are hard in heart. They're not absorbent. Their hearts are a repellent, impermeable, they hear the truth. They see it, they read it, they know it, they will recognize it, but they don't accept it. So

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such people, no matter how much they're warned about the hereafter about Allah's wrath, their hearts remain unaffected. Why? Because they're not seekers of guidance. They don't want guidance. So when a person rejects guidance, then they're also rejected.

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Allah has set a seal upon their hearts, and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil, and for them is a great punishment. So why is it that they don't get affected by the warning? The reason is given over here, their hearts and ears are sealed, their eyes are covered. Think about it. If the heart and ears are sealed, they're closed. What does that mean? That whatever words of advice and warning are given to them, they're not going to accept them. And if the eyes are covered, that means whatever is before them of Allah signs, then they will fail to see them. So if they if they fail to perceive, how will they understand, and how will they change? But the question is, how come Allah

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Allah, Allah will be him, Allah has sent a seal upon their hearts. Why? The fact is that Allah subhanaw taala has created all people with sound hearts, Allah subhanaw taala does not create people with sealed hearts. So their hearts became sealed. Why? There is a reason behind that. Remember that the sealing of the heart is the result of perpetual denial, meaning when a person denies not just once, but again, and again and again, then there comes a point where the heart becomes sealed. Meaning where a person now even fails to recognize the truth as truth. This is similar to how, when you block out certain sounds, then there comes a point where you don't even notice them. We learned

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that, you know, we see that there, people will fall into, you know, certain crimes as habits. So even when they're caught, and then their sentence, they serve their prison sentence. But then, as soon as they're released, they go and commit those same crimes. And they fall into the same pattern over and over again. We learned that Oh, my haven't heard of anyone, he heard the recitation of silicon najem. And the end of Sultan najem, we see that it says that well, far.

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Far Buddha Allah has to do that all of you should worship Allah and make such the, this man was so arrogant, that even though everybody around him was falling into such, and even though he was overwhelmed by the recitation that he had heard, he refused to put his head on the ground. What he did instead is that he picked up a handful of dust. And he just rubbed it on his head. And he said, This is enough for me, meaning I cannot do more than this. So why is it that some people their hearts become sealed, because they deny over and over and over again. So then their ability to recognize the truth is taken away. And then secondly, this is a punishment, this is a punishment for

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them. Because this is a sign that a loss primadonna is upset with them, angry with them, because when a person commits wrong upon wrong upon the wrong, then this is something that takes a person farther and farther away from Allah. In a narration, we learned that there is no heart, except that it gets clouded. Like the, like the moon gets covered by a cloud. Sometimes you see that the moon is shining brightly, but a cloud covers it. And so the moon disappears. You don't you don't see it, or there or you see that, you know, the the clouds that come in front of it, they create certain patches, so the moon is no longer clear. But when the cloud moves on, the light returns, meaning the

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moon is bright again. So the same is the state of our heart.

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When we commit a sin, sometimes at the whim of the heart, sometimes at the desire of the knifes, that is something that stains the heart, that is something that affects the health of the heart. There is that voice of reason that tells you from the inside Stop it. This is wrong. So it is necessary that we don't numb that voice. We don't we don't belittle it, we we, we should respond to it. So we should return to Allah subhanaw taala immediately, otherwise the heart becomes desensitized. And this is the problem that is being mentioned over here that these are people who fail to perceive even you warn them, you don't warn them. It makes no difference whatsoever. Now a

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third group of people is mentioned people who are between a man and coffered people who don't deny outright, they like to stay in the middle. They like to keep everybody happy. So what is the last panel to say about them? wamena nassima Jaco new Airmen bill, wobbly Amil AF here, when I won't be more meaning. And all of the people are some who say meaning just with their mouths, that we believe in a line the last day, but they're not actually believers. In reality, they're not believers. Meaning they say that they believe but Allah subhanaw taala does not accept their claim. Who are these people? They're the hypocrites when I feel Kuhn, and what is the foulke nefa actually means

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call Roger to leave. Because this is actually the word is actually used for a desert rodent, who makes its burrows in the ground with multiple entrances and multiple exits. Why? So that if a predator comes in from one side, it can escape from the other. So this is the state of the hypocrite. He says he believes. But then he leaves Islam soon after. You had your own Allah how alladhina amanu they think to deceive Allah and those who believe but they deceive not accept themselves and perceive it not. Notice the word you ha the Runa Hadar is to strive and endeavor to deceive someone, any to try really hard to to trick someone to cheat someone. So they try really

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hard to deceive a lunda believers. What does it mean? meaning they're always trying hard to show to the believers that you know what we believe? So they try to assure the believers verbally outwardly that you know what we're with you. But because they're pretending remember that pretense is very difficult. It is very hard. When a person is being fake, that they have to, you know, really exert a lot of strength. But when a person is who they are honest on the inside, clear on the outside, then they don't need to work so hard that they they don't need to try so hard. You have your own Allahu Allah Dena amanu. They think they can deceive Allah. But are they actually deceiving Allah? No, they

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only deceive themselves. Why? Because who can deceive Allah? Nobody can. When is your own own and they don't perceive it? Meaning they think all along that they're being very, you know, clever by tricking believers, but in reality, they're only deceiving themselves. The thing is, that he man, faith is not just verbal, meaning it is not enough for a person to say I believe it is essential that this claim is from the heart. It is with the heart. Meaning in the heart is a man that yes, I believe in Allah. I have your pain in the hereafter. I know my Rob is watching me. I know my Rob is the only one who deserves worship. And yes, I see Kim. So, he man is is where it is based in the

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heart. And then yes, it is also expressed verbally through the tongue. And it is not just verbally expressed, it is also lived practically meaning it is visible in a person's actions. So the hypocrites only say we believe, and their actions are contradictory. Their actions contradict Amen. So this is why they're Amen. Their vote, their verbal claim is not accepted. Why is it that they're so deceptive and they're just trying to please people? Why the reason is physical will be modeled on in their hearts is disease in their hearts is not a man because if there was a man, that would be clear on the outside as well. The problem is that in their heart is a disease. And when when they

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did not treat that disease, then Allah has increased their disease facade, the hula hoop model law and for them as a painful punishment, because they have been actually used to lie. So what is the problem over here? The problem is that there is a disease in the heart and what

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Is this disease, this disease is two things. First is love and attachment to the world. It is shaohua. It is desires. And the second is Shu heart, it has doubts and uncertainty. So the first problem is that they're too attached to the world. And the benefits, the enjoyment, the pleasures of this world are their main goal, their ultimate concern. And that is all that they care about. They don't care about Allah subhanaw taala. They don't care about the hereafter. They care about now, I want this now, and I want to have fun now. And when they worship their desire in this way, then what happens is that everything else becomes secondary. And when everything else becomes secondary, they

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don't mind lying. They don't mind cheating. They don't mind being two faced. And they don't mind using wrong ways to fulfill their desire. And in order to look good before people because for a hypocrite, you know, their worldly image is very important in order to look good before people they will pretend they will lie, they will fake themselves, they will be pretentious, Sophia will be him monotone. And then when they when they dwell on this disease, this disease only increases further the Humala humara law increases. Why is the love of this world described as a model as a disease? Because if you think about it, a disease, what is it, it's a disorder of function. The fact is that

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our heart You know, we were not made for this world. Our heart was not made to love this world so dearly. To pursue desires over here, our heart was made for who for the worship of Allah subhanaw taala, we were given these lives, why so that we seek the home of the hereafter. So when a person uses this heart, to fulfill their passions here, then this is a disorder of function, this is a disease of the heart. And then if this disease is not treated, then what happens is that it becomes worse over time, because heart get sick, when desires are followed. Just as the body gets sick when desires are followed. So feel Caribbean muddled and fuzzy, the hula hoop model, and the second

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disease is that of doubt, of uncertainty. The fact is that every person has questions right? As human beings, you know, we wonder, we think, and it is important that when it comes to the matter of faith, our faith is free of doubt. It is important that we have your claim, we have firm faith and conviction and we should ask the last panel tada for your pain, and we should also seek ways of developing your cane, we should seek knowledge, understanding of religion, and we see that a hypocrite is devoid of that we learn in a hadith that a hypocrite does not have two things, good luck, good manners and understanding and religion. So it is their ignorance fuchal obeah Maradona

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fuzzer the hula hula blah, this is why we should ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance that he or Allah Dena slaughter was the team. Yeah, Allah give me beneficial knowledge, knowledge that will increase me in faith that will strengthen me in faith knowledge that will remove my doubts that will bring me conviction. Willa humara boon early moon Beamer can or yuck the born they will have a painful punishment because they have actually used to lie because you see being two faced being pretentious, being fake all the time. This is what this is living a lie. So, people who lie like this, that on the surface they say I believe in the heart is no belief in one place very righteous

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in front of certain people, but behind closed doors completely different. So then this kind of this kind of kids go out or lying will will lead them to a great punishment in the hereafter what either peeler hula tuxedo fell out and when it is set to them do not cause corruption on the earth. They say we are but reformers we are only trying to improve things we're not trying to cause problems we are only reforming. Now notice over here the hypocrites are advised laptop see no fill out do not cause corruption on the earth. The question is, what is this corruption on earth? corruption on earth is by committing sin. Because a hypocrite in in the pursuit of his desire. He doesn't care

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about what is right and what is wrong. He lies he cheats he deceives so of course the hypocrites actions are clearly problems are clearly problem.

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Eric disruptive, they're harmful and a hypocrites behavior because it's because he's greedy. He doesn't care about the effect the you know the the ramifications of his pursuing his desire. So when he's advised that look what you're doing is causing problems stop this. He justifies his wrongdoing, he says in them anonymously horn. And yes, we can talk about the hypocrites of Medina over here. But it's important that we introspect that we think about our own selves, but is it that there are things that we're doing which are clearly wrong, but then when we are advised, we try to justify our wrong actions. We we say that no, this is all for a good reason. And we fail to recognize the you

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know, the the wrong, that we are committing, because the hypocrite fails to see the wrong that he is doing. He fails to see his own error. Allah says, Allah in home mobile move seydou What are Kyla Sharon? unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters, but they perceive it not. In fact, the hypocrites are moving to the moon. Why? Because they're committing sin upon sin upon sin. But they don't even realize when or Yaga Billa, may Allah protect us, it is so important to be able to see one's own faults. Because if we don't see if we don't recognize our own faults, how are we ever to fix them? How are we ever to improve ourselves? So Allah in the home hormone of saloon,

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they truly are corrupters. But they don't recognize Why don't they recognize because of the sickness of the heart, because of the disease of the heart. And so often it happens, that people who are too attached to their criminal behavior, they fail to recognize the wrongs that they're doing. So why does the last panel title call hypocrites corrupters? Because they are lying. And because they stay away from the path of Allah. They try to deceive the believers, because they stop people from the way of Allah. And they befriend those who oppose Allah, and they fail to even recognize the wrongs that they're doing. What either p lilla. Home Army No, and when it is said to them believe how, as

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the people have believed, meaning as the companions have believed, because remember the Sahaba, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. They're an example for us a role model for us that we should believe exactly as they believed. We should follow Islam the way they follow this now. So when the hypocrites are told you should believe like them, meaning how come you say that you're Muslim, but you don't do what the Muslims do.

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Because you see the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they would pray Salah they would spend in the way of Allah, they were honest and truthful in their dealings, they would not engage into Riba and other sins, they would stay away from them. So these hypocrites people who claim that they were Muslim, but their actions were so different when they were advised that you should believe in the same way as the rest of the Muslims do. Meaning How come you're not? Your actions are not the same. their responses galuh a nuke mean? Oh, come on. I'm on a sofa, ha. They say should we believe as the foolish have believed? Meaning the hypocrites describe the believers as

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foolish, who is a foolish person? A foolish person is someone who fails to recognize what is beneficial for them and what is not. Right. A foolish person is a person who lacks understanding, who does not have much intelligence, a person who is not that very street smart. So they they call the believers foolish. Why? Because according to them, believers are making really bad choices. Because what were the believers doing, they were sacrificing in the way of Allah, right? They were spending in the way of Allah, they were changing their life, their lifestyle, their actions, their you know, their speech, their manner of dress, their manner of, you know, dealing with one another,

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according to the commands of Allah subhanaw taala. So the hypocrites did not like that. They thought that this was foolish, you're missing out. So Allah says, Allah in the home almost super Ha. Well, I can lay on a moon, unquestionably, is they who are the foolish but they know it not. They don't have knowledge of this Subhan Allah. On the one hand, they say we believe her on the other hand, they call the believers foolish. What kind of belief is this? What either local Latina armano Carlo armineh and when they meet those who believe they say we believe, but when they're alone with their evil

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ones with their devils. They say indeed we are with you. We were only mockers meaning when they go to the Muslims. They say, yeah, we're with you, you know, we believe just as you believe, but when they are with their shale playing with their devilish leaders, right with people who are like them, people who, who whom they admire, then they assure them that you know, what we are with you, when we said all those Islamic things, that we were just, you know, having fun, we were just mocking at them, we weren't really serious stuff at Allah, this is literally being two faced that with the Muslims in a certain manner, in a certain you know, behavior, you know, having a certain behavior,

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having a certain appearance, but then with another group of people, completely different stuff Illa this kind of, like, you know, being to two faced, this is something that people dislike, and this is something that Allah subhanaw taala also dislikes. And I had these we learn that the worst people in the sight of Allah, on the day of judgment, will be the double faced people who appear to some with one face and to the other, with another face, meaning completely different individuals in one group, and completely different in another group. Who would do this, someone who is selfish, someone who is just out for their own personal, temporary game, they don't care about their relationships. They

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don't care about others. They don't care even about their own future. They're just concerned about now. A lovely esterhazy will be him way and we'll do him fito lionni him Yama Hoon, but Allah mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression while they wander blindly. Meaning a loss penalty has given them freedom right now. So they go on doing whatever that they want. And in that freedom, they think that what they're doing is excellent. So they're living in a fool's paradise, oblivious to their own errors. And then on the Day of Judgment, they will be marked at how is it that they will be marked at that they will initially have lights, when there will be darkness all around, and what

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will happen all of a sudden, their light will be extinguished, so they will be left in darkness, alone and bewildered. And how painful is despair after hope? That he can Latina estado de la la belle Huda? Those are the ones who have purchased error for guidance, look at the word estado. estado they have purchased because you purchase something by giving up something else. So they gave up guidance in order to get what misguidance their love for ignorance is way more than their love for Islam. Their love for sin is way more than their love for obedience to Allah. from Allah be happy Giada to whom, but their transaction has brought no profit, it's not going to benefit them,

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nor were they guided. Because think about it any worldly pleasure, any worldly pleasure, any worldly gain, its nature is that it is temporary, it is not going to last for long. Even if a person has made a whole lot of money through lying and cheating, by compromising, you know Islam by constantly disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. Even if they've made a whole lot of money, how long are they going to enjoy it only for a little bit. From our I'll be happy jhala to whom their transaction has brought no profit, nor were they guided. Now two examples are given. The first example there example is that of one who kindle the fire, meaning at first he believed, but when it illuminated what was

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around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness, so they could not see Subhan Allah. This is a person who was once upon a time in darkness, in need of light. And he wanted light. So when he was able to kindle that fire, and he was able to see what was around him, his fire was put out. So he was back in darkness. But this time, his his condition was worse than before. Why? Because when light goes off, suddenly it is even more difficult to see. So these are people who embraced Islam, and then left it not externally, but internally. So this is the matter of those who have hypocrisy in their appeal, in their belief meaning in their hearts. They're hypocrites. So are

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the live in Missouri, don't you love Warren who explained that when the profits of a level reduced on came to Medina,

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some people became Muslim. Why? Because there was the cool thing to do the end thing to do. But then very soon, they

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became hypocrites. So there example is of a person who was in darkness than kindle the fire through which his surroundings were illuminated, and things of benefit and loss became clear to him. And he could see, so that he knew what he should avoid. But then the light blew out, and he did not know what he should avoid of harm. So such is the hypocrite, who was in the darkness and then accepted Islam. But then what happened, he left it not outwardly, only in his heart. The fact is, that the guidance of Allah is truly light. Some people there light continues in this life, and it will continue in the next life. This is why we should pray. Rob banner at mem Len anumana, or our Lord,

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perfect our light for us, meaning the light of faith, don't let it die out. Neither today, nor on the Day of Judgment. But people who believe who have that light, but then they don't take care of that light. They don't guard that light. They don't feed that light. Rather, they expose themselves to situations where that light is put out, then what will happen in this life such people fall into hypocrisy. And on the Day of Judgment, when people will be given their light, the monastic what happened, what will happen to him, his light will be extinguished someone Bookman neuroimmune, for whom lie on your own, they are deaf, dumb and blind, unable to speak mute, so they will not return.

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This is not about physical blindness or physical deafness or physical inability to speak. No, they have eyes, but they don't see the truth. They have ears, but they don't bother to hear or pay attention to it.

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And then they don't speak the truth either, meaning they have no faith. So they remain in hypocrisy. And then the second example is given or it is like a rainstorm from the sky. Say you been mean a summer and our say here is rain clouds from which rain is pouring forth abundantly meaning heavy rain

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within witches darkness, thunder and lightning, they put their fingers in their ears against the thunderclaps in dread of death. But Allah is encompassing of the disbelievers, Allahu Akbar. These are people who had hypocrisy in their actions. You see, guidance is like rain, like heavy rain. And in that heavy rain, there is also going to be some darkness, meaning, you know, some moments of difficulty, then there is going to be thunder, meaning some frightening situations, and then the results of lightning. So there's also a lightning meaning there's flashing. So there are some difficulties. Some things are not always easy to do. But the people who have hypocrisy in their

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actions, what do they do, they pick and choose, meaning they do what is easy, and they leave what is difficult. They don't even want to know about the difficult things, they would rather stay in ignorance. They don't want to improve their their relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. So it is mentioned that the lightning almost snatches away their sight. Every time it lights the way for them, they walk they're in. But when darkness comes over them, they stand still. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken away their hearing and their sight. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. So this is the person who has hypocrisy in his actions, how that he believes. But for him

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some commands of Allah. Some warnings are very frightening. He does not always like what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed, he gets very uncomfortable, just like the sound of thunder makes people uncomfortable. Likewise is this person that there are some commands in Islam, which he just does not like he wants to get away from, he feels suffocated because of them. But he still has a man. So it is said if Allah who wanted Allah could have taken away their hearing under vision, Allah is Able to do all things. So this is actually a threat, that if a loved ones, Allah can take guidance away from such people completely. But he has given them time, a chance to go either way, perhaps they will

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turn to Allah in complete surrender. We learned in the Quran, that there are some people who worship Allah on the edge. So what happens is that if the he received something good, he's very happy with it. But when there is a difficulty when there is a trial, then he turns back on his face meaning he leaves Islam, so he suffers in the world and also in the hereafter. So we see two types of hypocrites mentioned over here the first group is of those who have hypocrisy in their belief.

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in their heart, and such people are deprived of guidance because Allah has taken away their light. And then there is a second group. The second type of hypocrisy is that which is an actions, meaning and the Prophet sallallahu where it is that I'm told us about the signs of a hypocrite, that when he speaks, he lives when he makes a promise, he breaks it.

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And then he does Kiana meaning he cheats, and then when he argues he is vulgar, meaning in his language, he is vulgar. So these are signs of hypocrisy. And such a person is actually in danger. Why? Because a thread is given here, a lock in take away their hearing completely. Meaning, if a person sees such hypocritical behavior in themselves, then they must work on removing these bad habits, because such a person is putting themselves in danger. ask Allah subhanaw taala to increase you in your light, your light of guidance, ask Allah subhanaw taala to perfect your light for you. And ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you from hypocrisy. Now, all humanity is addressed. So it is

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said yeah, you harness all mankind, worship your Lord, all of you should worship Allah. Seek Him, fear Him, please Him, thank him, remember him, be humbled to him. Why? Who is he? He is the one who created you. So you are here because of him? You are who you are because of a love? How can you forget him? And he also created those before you why worship Allah, that you may become righteous? How? What does it mean by La La Quinta de Poon. This means that first of all, when you worship Allah, you will have the core, meaning you will develop in your consciousness in your alertness, and then you will also be saved learn the computer code. This is how you really shield yourself. This is

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how you really guard yourself. We think the only way of guarding ourselves is by wearing gloves and by using hand sanitizer, yes, these are ways of guarding your physical, you know health and your physical body. But we are not just a physical body, there is also a soul inside a room inside. So how is it the to protect your you guard your nuts your room by Riba by worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. So worship Allah, and only then you will be saved, worship Allah and then you will be truly righteous, then only can you be a truly pious person. And we learn that when a person worships Allah Subhana Allah, then their life also becomes easy. In our head. These we learned that Allah exalted

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says that all son of Adam, the finale, Reba T, make time for my worship, meaning make yourself available to worship Allah, make sure that you make everybody a priority, what will happen, I will fill your chest with richness, and I will remove your poverty. And if you do not do that, then I will fill your chest with preoccupation and I will not remove your poverty, meaning you will be constantly busy, busy, busy, and your work will never end and you will never have that sense of satisfaction. So fulfill your purpose in life and worship Allah and that is how you will be successful. Now, in order to worship Allah, we need to know how to worship Allah. So in order to

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have that knowledge, what do we need? We need the Quran? Well, how do we know the Quran is true? So the authenticity of the Quran is established, it is mentioned what in quantum field even and if you are in doubt about what we have sent down upon our servant, then produce a surah the like there off and call upon your witnesses, other than Allah, if you should be truthful, but if you do not, and you will never be able to then fear the fire whose fuel is men and stones prepared for the disbelievers. Allahu Akbar, a challenge is given over here, that if you don't think that the Quran is true, then how about you try to produce something like it, remember that the Arabs, the only

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thing that they had was expression, verbal expression, that was their art, that was their science, that was their culture, that was their, their production. Because in the desert, they had nothing else. They didn't have wood with which they would make, you know great artifacts, they did not have stone with which they would again make artifacts, they did not have engineering, they did not have agriculture. They The only way in which that entire people express themselves was through language through verbal expression and

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We see that there were so many people who were great poets who were known for their eloquence. And when they heard the Quran Subhan Allah, they gave up. We learned that there was a poet by the name of libido, even Rubio. He was from thought if and his poetry had actually been hung in the Carbo, meaning it was so good, so so admirable that it was hung in the Carbo. But when he heard sutan pelsall, he gave a poetry, he basically retired, because he said that if I were to say any words of poetry, now, I would be embarrassing myself. Because I cannot say anything that can match the beauty of the Quran. And this is something that perhaps, you know, we as a non Arabic speakers cannot

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appreciate. Why because we lose when we read the Quran, we usually look at the translation. And in the translation, a lot of the meaning, you know, it just is never conveyed, or it is lost, or it It sounds very strange, in fact, so people who were masters of this language, when they heard the Quran, they knew that the skull on could not be the word of a human being, will even mahira, a highly esteemed poet, he said, I swear by Allah, there is none amongst you who knows poetry as well as I do. Nor can anyone compete with me in rhetoric, yet the speech that Muhammad recites sallallahu aarnio sadhana is not similar to anything that I knew meaning it is not like anything that I know of

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it is something different, it is literally from out of this world. So people are challenged over here, that okay, if you don't believe in it, then you know what, if one human being can produce this, then perhaps you can do it too. So how about all of you get together and try to produce something like the Quran. But the fact is that no one was ever able to the machine never even attempted to the real machine, they never even attempted to why because they they recognize the truth of the Quran by its beauty.

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And then it is said and give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds, that they will have gardens in Paradise, beneath which rivers flow, whenever they're provided with the provision of fruit they're from they will say, this is what we were provided with before, meaning they will be given familiar food, but of course, the deliciousness will be unique and different. And it is given to them in likeness, even though in color and appearance, they will look the same. In reality, they will be different, the experience will be completely different. And they will have their in purified spouses, purified externally and internally, and they will abide they're in

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eternally forever, that life is never going to end that life is eternal. So prepare for that. So here, Allah subhanaw taala gives good news to those who believe and do good deeds, that they will have this reward. So it is important for us to remember this good news to feel it, to remember to recall it. And you know, shippon keeps us unhappy and worried all the time. Sometimes when we do something good, we feel like we haven't accomplished anything. No, when you do something good, feel this good news because Allah says woba should give good news to and then it is mentioned Indeed, Allah is not shy, Allah is not timid to present an example, that of a mosquito, or what is smaller

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than it, a mosquito looks insignificant to us because of our ignorance, right? whereas it is an intricate creature Subhan Allah that comes in the darkness and draws blood out so quietly, that we don't even realize a level above. So even though the example of the mosquito is not given in the Quran, the example of the fly is given the example of a spider is given. But it is made clear over here that Allah subhanaw taala does not feel shy to present an example that people can understand. And this is something that we should remember, the Quran is for guidance, right? And so whatever that is mentioned in the Quran is for us to easily understand for us to easily comprehend, and the

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Quran is for all types of people, people who are, you know, highly knowledgeable and people who have basic knowledge, it is for everybody. So those who have believed know that it is the truth from their Lord, they believe in every detail that is in the Quran. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, What did Allah intend by this as an example? How can I put in the Quran? You know, mosquitoes are mentioned, they make fun of the Quran over this. He misleads many thereby and guides many thereby and he misleads not except the defiantly disobedient and this is very interesting.

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The same verse, the same concept, the same example, can be a source of guidance for some people, and it can be a source of misguidance for other people. And we should check ourselves that Who am I? There are people who when they hear certain verses of the Quran, they begin to cry, they increase in their humility. And then there are other people who when they hear those verses, they begin to question they begin to walk. So who are those who are led astray? Those who are defiantly disobedient? Who are they? There are those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it, meaning to disobey Allah and the server that which Allah has ordered to be joined? And what are

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these? These are relationships, blood relationships, that Allah has commanded us that we should maintain them, we should join them, but these people break them and they cause corruption on earth through their sins. It is those who are the losers Subhan Allah, such people will never succeed. How can you disbelieve in Allah? Or people? How can you disbelieve in Allah, when you were lifeless, once upon a time, and he brought you to life, then he will cause you to die? And then he will bring you back to life? Yes, there is another life and then to Him you will be returned. This is the reason why we say in Nally Les, we belong to Allah. We're in that era, you know, June to him, we

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will return. So remember, our life is not just the life of this world. No, there is another life coming up. And we must prepare for what's coming ahead. Because notice somebody your vehicle, somebody lay it on your own, and then there is no death after that. Then there is only eternity, who will let the Holocaust Haleakala come, it is he who has created for you all of that which is on the earth. So this means that everything that we need is on this earth. And whatever that is on the earth, a Lost Planet Allah has created for our benefit Subhan Allah, whether it is mountains or the you know seas, or sand, or birds or trees or grass, everything directly or indirectly is benefiting

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us. It is sustaining life on this planet because of which we're able to live. I remember somebody wants telling me that if there were no insects on the earth of the insects went extinct, then people would not be able to live on this earth for more than 50 years. Subhan Allah, I don't know if I don't know exactly where that is from. But the point was, that any human life is possible because so many other creatures are living on the earth. And if these creatures did not live, we would not be able to remain alive. Then he directed himself to the heaven, meaning Allah is above the entire creation, and made them seven heavens and he is knowing of all things Allah subhanaw taala knows

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everything. So yes, he is on the couch. And yes, He created us and he put us over here, but he knows everything that we are doing. So let us not forget him. Now the origin of mankind is mentioned and inshallah we'll conclude with the story. And mentioned when your Lord said to the angels, indeed I will make upon the earth is successive authority, meaning a creation that will succeed the previous, a creation that will come in generations and this is the human being, the angel said, will you place upon it one who causes corruption during and sheds blood, while we declare your praise and sanctify you? We are constantly glorifying Allah, you will Allah. So is there really a need for another

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creation, especially when that creation is going to cause corruption? Allah said, Indeed, I know that which you do not know that, yes, people will cause bloodshed, but they will also do much good Subhan Allah, this is so true. And if we look at our condition today, yes, there is a lot of violence, there's a lot of injustice, there's a lot of oppression, there's a lot of innocent blood that is being spilled innocent lives, that are being killed. Subhan Allah, this is true. But if you look at human beings, overall, as human beings, we don't just have the potential to do evil. We also have a potential to do a lot of good to fight for justice, there are those voices, those people that

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will not rest until it is made clear that all lives matter, that we cannot be greedy with it that we cannot just fight for our own selves. We must care about everybody. So yes, people do cause many problems, but we cannot ignore the good that people bring about. So Allah subhanaw taala said Carla in the Allah Moo mela, Karla moon, and then what happened and he taught Adam the names all of them somehow

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Allah, one of the first gifts that Allah subhanaw taala gave to other men in his salon was what? The gift of knowledge, which shows us how important knowledge is. And then he showed them to the angels and said, inform me of the names of these if you're truthful. So what happened? The angel said Suba Hannukah Larry Milena in Lamar alum Turner in her until Arlene will Hakeem Exalted are You we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is you who is the ever knowing the ever wise, the angels admitted their lack of knowledge, they admitted the fact that whatever they knew, they knew only because the last panel thought I had taught them.

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And they realize the limitation of their knowledge. And this is something that we should also recall, we should also remember, we don't know everything. And if we know something, it is because Allah subhanaw taala has allowed us to know about it. So we should remain humble, like the angels were humble. He said, Oh, Adam, informed them of their names. And when he had informed them of their names, he said, Did I not tell you that I know the unseen aspects of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you reveal and what you have concealed. So through this, the angels were told, when it was made very clear to the angels, that Adam is superior to you. This this creation, human beings

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are superior to you. But remember, the superiority of human beings is not just because they're human. the superiority of human beings is with their knowledge, knowledge of who knowledge of what knowledge of Allah, knowledge of what is true knowledge of what is beneficial knowledge that is translated into action. This is what elevates people, and we learn your very low lilina amanu. Well, levina artillerymen kundala jack, that Allah subhanaw taala exalts the status of the people who believe in the people who are given knowledge by degrees. So the superiority of a human being is with what it is with knowledge, real knowledge, it is with the club, and mentioned when we said to

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the angels prostrate before Adam, so now to make it very clear, that you have to serve this human now, the what happened, angels were told to prostrate before Adam, so they prostrated because angels will do whatever their Lord will tell them, except for a police who was a jinn, he refused and was arrogant and became of the disbelievers meaning he refused to obey Allah subhanaw taala he was arrogant, and he denied and we said, Oh out of dwell you and your wife in Paradise and eat there from an ease and abundance from wherever you will, but do not approach this tree. lest you be among the wrong doers are the one who said I'm on Hauer before they're sent to the world. Allah subhanaw

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taala teaches them a very important lesson. Allah subhanaw taala puts them in Jannah. He gives them the freedom to enjoy the forms of gender. But he also tells them that this is just one tree that you have to avoid everything else is allowed except for this one tree. And this experience for other men. However, this is actually a lesson for us, that Allah subhanaw taala has given us freedoms, but he has put us in a test where he's checking he's observing us, then what is it that we that we do, do we enjoy and use the good things that are lost power that has allowed for us or do we only focus on that which is prohibited and we still and we keep drawing towards that. So what happened over

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here, shaped on caused them to slip out of it, meaning slowly and gradually shape upon convinced them to eat of the tree, that was forbidden, the only tree that was forbidden, and remove them from what condition in which they had been. And we said go down all of you as enemies to one another. So it was made very clear that check on is an enemy to you. So do not listen to him. And you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time. Then Adam received from his Lord some words how to repent, because human beings, all of the children of Adam, are going to be sinful, we're going to make mistakes. So who are the best of those who make mistakes? Those who turn back to

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Allah who seek forgiveness from Allah. So Allah Subhana Dada also gave that realization to Adam early sin on to repent, and also taught him how to repent in the who who had to level Rahim because the fact is, that indeed it is he who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful, Allahu Allah is extremely Accepting of repentance. This is such good news. We said go down from it, all of you. And when guidance comes to you from me, whoever follows my guidance, there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve, and those who disbelieve and deny our signs though

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will be the companions of the Fire, and they will abide there in eternally and forever. So here through the story, we are told very clearly about the reality of this life, that it is a test. And while Allah subhanaw taala has given us many liberties, many freedoms, there is also some prohibited matters through which Allah subhanaw taala tests us and then there is also shade on our enemy, who is always trying to lead us towards that which is impermissible. So, what do we need? What we need is, we need to be on guard, we need to be constantly protecting ourselves, we need to be aware of our environment, we need to have knowledge of what is right what is wrong. And we need to remember

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that Allah subhanaw taala is our only refuge. So we keep turning to Allah and asking Him and ask Him to protect us from chez Pon, from the evil of shaitan. And then we see over here, five at the end, it is mentioned that when guidance comes from Allah, whoever follows that guidance, then it is only those people who will be free of fear and regret on the Day of Judgment, meaning that if a person does not follow this guidance, then they will be in fear in this life and in the next life. They will have reasons to grieve in this life and in the next life. And this this shows us very clearly that if we want success, then we have to follow the guidance which Allah has revealed, not just

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learn about what it is but follow it because look at the word firemen who who Daya whoever follows the guidance. So again, I remind you that make sure that you write practical lessons for yourself and why so that you can remember them and you can follow them inshallah because the purpose of knowledge is not just to increase our information, because there are also Almodovar lainnya will have a lot of knowledge, but no action, it is necessary that we put this into action. So share your gems with one another, share your notes, you know the reminders the lessons that you have taken, so that inshallah this will be a reminder for you and also for others when Allah subhanaw taala benefit

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us from what we have learned. inshallah we'll conclude here is to chronicle law home that will be handed a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta esto Furukawa Tobu la was cenomar alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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