Tafsir Surah al Baqarah #04 – S2 V104-141

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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are the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim rubbish La Jolla Saudi were silly emri where he will rock that Emily Sani Yahoo co Kohli along Maggie Colby was sadly Sani what suits him at the Colby mineable either mean suitable bacara inshallah, we will begin with our fourth session with the reminder from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the importance of the suta where he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it grow Surah kalbach recite Surah Al Baqarah. And remember that recitation doesn't just include the recitation of its words, but recitation, it's it truly has an impact when a person

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comprehends the meaning that they're reciting the meaning of what they're reciting. And then a person also reflect upon it relates it with their personal life, and then with the help of Allah subhanaw taala. And with that willingness to bring about a positive change than a person also carries those lessons in their in their personal life. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to collect all of these beautiful gems from the suta so that our lives are truly adorned by it by eating Allahu taala inshallah, we'll begin from Isaiah 104 Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, uh, you have levina Manu, letter kulula, Inna worku long road now was smart, oh, well, Katharina either Boone Aleem, all

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you who have believed do not say Latina, but instead say on Warner and listen and for the disbelievers is a painful punishment. There's a particular background to these verses, we learned that whenever the companions when whenever the Sahaba needed that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam should repeat something or clarify it further or they wanted to speak to him, they would use the phrase loreena which basically means please pay attention to us and we will pay attention to you or it means let our July leyna meaning Do not be so quick with us meaning give us some time. So this is similar to how a person says Hold on, hold on a second, excuse me, and such expressions. Now

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this expression, Laurie now has a sense of equality meaning you only say this to a person who is you know, equal to you. So you say you pay attention to me and I will pay attention to you. But as an expression any it's perfectly fine. However, we learned that some hypocrites and specifically the Jews in Medina when they heard the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam using this expression, their internal reality came out how that with a slight change in the pronunciation what they did is that they changed the word without really changing it. Meaning they would say Laurie now to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in order to mock him. Why because instead of saying

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loreena, they would say Raveena, which basically means stupid, or they would say lar aina, meaning our Shepherd, or in a set that in Hebrew, this word had a particular meaning, which was, you know, basically the word was used as an insult in their language. So the point is that the Sahaba would say loreena, to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his enemies. They use this word in order to make fun of him. So when people play on your words, then what are you supposed to do? Are you supposed to pick a fight with them? Are you supposed to argue with them because they're never going to admit it? So what do you do in a situation like this? Allah subhanaw taala teaches a beautiful

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lesson over here, that change the changeable, meaning, use a different word, do not say Latina simply use a different word, say on learner. Instead, it conveys a similar meaning but it is more respectful because a little now means please wait for us. And so by doing that, you're going to close the door that leads to evil. And it also shows us that there's no need to fight and argue over here. You see, some people have a habit of using, you know, rude expressions or basically, you know, they play on your words, they use rude puns. You know, they make a very hurtful jabs and basically

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certain individuals can be very insensitive. So there's a beautiful lesson over here that you know people can be insensitive with their words and how they twist your words. Just understand the nature of such people. And in the Quran also we learn a lot Pandora says men and Latina hair Do you have reformed el kalama? I'm Manuel de that among the Jews are those who distort words from their proper usages way. uku Luna Sameera? No la Selena and they say we hear in disobeyed westmar llevamos smart and they say here but be not heard. What are enough and they say loreena but when they said les Jambi and Sina t him with Darren and fidayeen twisting their tongues and defaming their religion,

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meaning they use these words in order to make fun of you. So, what do you do then you just focus on what you can change which is just use different words. And look at how the verse begins almost paradises, yeah, you have levena Manu, or you will have believed and then speech is mentioned, meaning the use of proper, appropriate respectful words is something which is a part of Amen. Meaning it is from our Amen. It is a part of perfecting and completing our Amen, that we watch our words that we become careful with the language that we use with the expressions that we use. And then look at how Allah subhanaw taala addresses people. Yeah, uh, you have Medina, amen. Oh, oh, or

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you who have believed the words are so respectful. And then Allah subhanaw taala himself teaches us in the Quran, how to address the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam where we see that in the Quran, never is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addressed in a in a rude way, or in a way that that would be derogatory, or even by name. We see that every single time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is addressed as a human newbie, or prophet, or a you have assumed or messenger never Yeah, Mohammed, never Oh, Mohammed. So this teaches us that the best you know that we should use the best words and the best expressions. And we should also be, you know, familiar with the meanings and the

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usages of the words that we use both the proper usages as well as the improper usages, so you know what to say? And what to avoid. And we see that words that are derogatory or could be deemed as disrespectful or inappropriate, or could have a very different meaning in another language. Again, such words should be avoided. And then we see that the believers are told was smart rule, and you all should listen, meaning pay attention in the first place. So you're not asking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to repeat himself all the time. And then it is said when a caffeine either boon Aleem, and for those who disbelieve is a painful punishment Who are those who disbelieve

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Who are those who are committing coffered, those who are disrespecting and insulting the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so remember as believers, we are to address one another respectfully Of course, but when it comes to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam then we have to be extremely respectful, very, very careful. And then it is said mejor de la de la Kapha Roman la kitabi one and machesney caner, and Eunice Delilah a common hate a mirror become neither those who disbelieve from the People of the Scripture, nor the polytheists wish that any good should be sent down to you from your Lord. This is the reason for their behavior. What Why do they make fun of you

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because they don't like you. They don't like that you should have anything good. You see men hiding anything good but whether big or small, meaning they do not like your blessings. They don't like the fact that Allah subhanaw taala has given you blessings and their dislike for you is going to come out every now and then. And we see that a person's outward behavior with you is really an expression of what is hiding inside. If there is love, if there is sincerity, it's going to show every now and then. And if there is hidden spite and jealousy that is also going to come out every now and then. We'll love we have Deus will be rahmati he mania Sha will know who will fog Lila Aleem but Allah

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selects for his mercy whom He wills and Allah is the possessor of great bounty. here Allah subhanaw taala makes it very clear that Allah can choose whoever that he wants and give them whatever that he wants. In the previous verses we learned that the People of the Book simply rejected the Prophet salallahu early he was setting them out of jealousy, out of jealous animosity that how could an Arab receive Prophethood so it is mentioned over here that it is up to Allah. He can choose

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whomsoever He wants for his mercy, whether that Mercy is Prophethood, or Islam or Quran or guidance, will love without a father of him. And Allah subhanaw taala is the possessor of great bounty. And this is a reminder that there will always be people who are like this, that they will not like your gifts, that whenever you receive something good from Allah, they will be unhappy. And if you suffer, they're going to be happy. Then Allah subhanaw taala says, men and self men 1809 see her net D behind him in her ultimately her, we do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten, except that we bring forth one better than it or similar to it. And I'm tharla And Allah Allah cliche in

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Cody, do you not know that Allah is over all things competent, we see that in this ayah ness is mentioned abrogation where essentially a law is replaced by another law. Remember that the Quran is a book of guidance. And so the Quran contains commands and prohibitions, laws. And it also contains news and information. And because it is for guidance, Allah subhanaw taala revealed the Quran gradually, over 23 years, which shows us that really change cannot be expected in a day, neither in an individual nor in a system, nor in a people. And we see that part of gradual revelation was that certain commands were given at the beginning. And then later on, they were abrogated, meaning they

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were replaced by another command. And this process is called necess. Now, for example, in the Quran, we learn that there is a verse in Surah Baqarah, in which we learned that a man must make a will in the favor of his wife, that when he dies, she should be allowed to stay in his house for a year, and will not be removed from there. And we see that then there is another IRA, which mentions that the wife will stay for four months and 10 days, not one here. So we see that initially, the command was that she's going to stay for one year. And then later on, an easier command was given, which is four months and 10 days, meaning the duration was shortened. So we see over here that the last parameter

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that clearly mentions that whenever a verse is abrogated, or it is caused to be forgotten. And this was, of course, only at the time of the Prophet sallallahu. Early he was setting them. And the only reason for that is to bring something better than it or at least similar to it. So it is important to note that dusk, abrogation is only in the commands, it is not an information or news that the Quran gives one account first, and then later on, the account was changed. No, it's only in terms of commands. And there are different types of abrogation. But what we see in this idea is that nuts abrogation is always good. And remember that it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can do NUS

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abrogation in his book, we cannot do that, that we say that you know what, now things have changed. So let us change this law which is in the Quran. Let us change this ayah because it's a bit difficult to recite. It's difficult to memorize. No, we don't we cannot do that. This is Allah soprano. Todos book, it is his speech. And during the revelation of the Quran, there was pneus and then we are reminded that Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent? Meaning a las panatela can do whatever that he wants? Who are you to question him? And I'm Tara lamb and Allah Allahu moocow. Some are what he will. Do you not know that to Allah belongs the dominion of the

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heavens and the earth woman, a Coleman Dune in lahemaa. Were Legion when Anna freed, and that you have not besides Allah, any protector or any helper, this idea is a warning. And it also gives us so much hope at the same time, that everything belongs to Allah including us. And the fact is that we do not have any protector or any helper besides Allah subhanaw taala meaning only Allah, we only have a lot as our Willie as our protector. And our nurses lead our helper, meaning we belong to him, but guess what he is, at the same time, our protector and our helper. So whatever that he commends us with whatever that he that he does with us. Then remember, it is actually in our favor, because

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Allah subhanaw taala is protecting us. He is helping us through ways that we cannot even imagine. So it is very important that we surrender to Him. And we put our trust in Allah subhanaw taala that whatever my lord

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has decided for me, whatever Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for me. Yes, you know, it might seem a bit difficult to me it might, it might seem a bit challenging, but you know, frightening. But Allah is my Willy. He is my protector, and he is my helper. So in reality, what almost punctata has commanded, what he has decided, is actually in my favor, it's actually going to help me, it's actually good for me. So remember whether it is a religious command or something related to your worldly life, Allah subhanaw taala will only decree what is in our best interest. And when we are going through any trial, when we are even trying to obey the commands of Allah subhanaw taala. At

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that time, also, Allah is our Willie, he is our inner sleeve. You see, so often it happens that when you're writing a test, when you're writing an exam, your teacher, your professor, your Proctor, whoever it is, is not going to come and say, let me help you. I'm here to assist you ask me anything. No, at that time, even if you ask a question about you know that the question doesn't make sense, for example, or I'm not sure about what is being asked over here, you're not going to be given any form of assistance. However, when you are going through different trials in life, and you call upon Allah subhanaw taala that is something that we are encouraged to do. We have no other

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helper or protector besides Allah. So we need him and we depend upon him. And we accept everything that comes from Allah, while putting our faith and trust in him. azzawajal then it is said unto the donor and thus aloo rasulillah comb, or do you all believers intend to ask your messenger come as so Illa mu Sam in Kabul, as musalla his salon was asked before woman yet a bet that he will cook for Bill Imani for the last hour a survey. And whoever exchanges faith for disbelief has certainly strayed from the soundness of the way we see over here to the believers are basically being discouraged from asking the Prophet sallallahu earlier, he was sending too many questions. And

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they're being reminded that are you going to ask the same way that busara Hassan was asked by his people and learned about the story of the cow. How when he gave them one simple instruction that your Lord has commanded you to slaughter the cow, then the bunny Israel came up with so many questions, one after the other. So the Muslims are being reminded over here almost reprimanded that you don't follow their way you don't harass your messenger, the way that the people before you harassed their messenger. Now remember that asking questions in and of itself is not something wrong. We see that when the Sahaba asked the Prophet salallahu Urdu some different questions. Allah

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subhanaw taala revealed the answers. So instead of Baccarat we learn so often, you know verses begin with the words way as aluna occur, and they ask you, meaning Allah subhanaw taala accepted those questions and he answered them, meaning the question itself was not wrong. And remember that asking in it in and of itself is not wrong. What is wrong is first of all, asking out of criticism, asking out of objection, and making demands out of denial. And this is what the bunny is not yielded. So for example, when most artists and I'm told him slaughter a cow, what did they say? They asked different questions. What is the age etc? What is the profession? You know, it's unclear to us what

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kind of a cow was it supposed to be those questions were for what reason? There were stalling. They did not want to obey. So these kinds of questions are incorrect. Or when they say or when they said that shows Allah right, we're never going to believe until we see Allah. Now this demand was out of denial, not out of sincerity. Secondly, the kind of questioning which is wrong is excessive questioning to the point of harassment. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah subhanaw taala has disliked three things for you. And one of those things is kathira. to sue I asking too many questions. And this is where questions don't even remain relevant. Like for

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example, the bunny is slightly were asking about, you know what kind of a cow it should be any a cow is a pal, right? You don't need to know the age or the color or the profession, etc. You need that's irrelevant. So when a person asks too many questions, okay, the first two three questions might be necessary, but then after that, any you really don't need to ask all those questions. And we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said me personally Islam in Maui Taka Humala. yarny of the beauty of a person's Islam is that they leave whatever does not concern them because life is short.

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Right, and our actions and our words, you know, they matter a lot. So let us not waste our time just asking and talking. Why? Because too much talking excessive questioning is going to distract us from an IT is going to prevent us from actually doing what we're supposed to do. And asking too many questions also makes life difficult for us. And for others. We learned that once the Prophet sallallahu Urdu sort of mentioned that, oh people, Allah has made Hajj obligatory for you. So perform Hajj. So a man said, O Messenger of Allah every year, are we supposed to do Hajj every year? Now if you think about it, this question was not really necessary. Because when he said, that Hajj

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is founded on us to do Hajj, what does that mean? Just do it? And if you were to use your mind and and think about it, is it really practical for everybody to make hedge every year? Is it realistic? To do hedge every year? No, it is not. So there's no need to ask a question like this. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remain silent, meaning he did not want to answer the question. He did not want to, you know, honor the question, basically. And this was a way of his disapproving such a question. But this man, he repeated himself every year, and he repeated himself again and again. So basically, he asked the Prophet salallahu Arneson, the same question three times, and then

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If I were to say, yes, then it would be fogged on you, and you would not be able to do it. And then he said, leave me with what I have left to you. Because those before you were destroyed, because of their excessive questioning, and their opposition to their profits. Meaning when you ask too many questions, then you're making too many things obligatory on yourself, you're taking too much on your plate. And when you take too much on your plate, you are not going to be able to handle it, you are definitely going to end up opposing and disobeying, because you've made life difficult for yourself. So remember, asking too many questions.

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What does that show, it shows that first of all, a person is not using their own mind. They're constantly depending on others. Or it shows that they're aiming for perfection. And it is important that we try to, you know, use our mind, we try to understand what is being taught. And we think ourselves, you know, independently, and we allow ourselves to be imperfect, we allow ourselves to make mistakes to fall, and then get up. You know, for example, if someone asks you for water, and you want to get it right, you could think of a lot of different questions in your head, that do they like it cold? Or do they like it room temperature? Do they like it with ice or without ice? Do they

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want water? Or would they like juice? Right? Do they want, you know, a lot of water in a big glass and a tall glass? Or do they want just a little bit of water in a small one, right? And you can really bombard them with all of these questions. But what are we supposed to do? Use our own mind, they ask for water, not juice. And you know, when I can give them water in whatever glass that I have available. And if they wanted cold, they'll ask for ice and I'll give it to them. And if they want more, then I can always bring them more water. So asking too many questions. What does that show that you don't want to put any effort on your own part? You just want to depend on others, it

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shows laziness, and asking too many questions, you know, also shows the cure, you're really aiming for perfection, and this is going to exhaust you and it's also going to exhaust other people. Remember that as human beings we learn from our experiences, we learn by making mistakes. And when we're asking too many questions that also shows that we're only concerned about ourselves and not other people. Remember, nobody likes to be asked too many questions. Even if it's your own parents, if they ask you, you know, where did you go? And who were you hanging out with? And where did you eat? And what did you eat? And how much money did you spend and who else was there? And you know,

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what did you see? After one or two questions, you're going to be like, please, I need my space. Right? And if it's your own children even Who asked you, what are you doing? Who are you talking to? You know, and they ask you the same question maybe two or three times again, you get annoyed. So asking too many questions is something that nobody likes. Only Allah subhanaw taala likes that. So ask him again and again, not people. Now when it comes to asking questions related to religious knowledge, for example a Baba then remember clarification is necessary. We are supposed to learn about how we're supposed to worship Allah subhanaw taala and sometimes clarification is needed. And

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we're told in the Quran first Aloo Alembic

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In quantum lateral amoun, that as the People of the Scripture, if you do not yourselves, no, but even in that matter, there should be other. Meaning we should ask questions in an appropriate way. And that includes not asking too many questions in one sitting. We learned for example, even Masood, there'll be a lot more and he reported that I asked the Prophet sallallahu Ernie he was telling them that what action is the most beloved to Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, A Salah to Allah walk to prayer at its proper time. He said that I asked them what what's the next best deed? He said, being good to parents. And then I believe it was rude as then what? And then the

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Prophet sallallahu earlier said him said jihad in the way of Allah. And then I believe in Massoud was quiet meaning he did not ask any more questions. later on. However, when he was relating this to other people, he said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam related them to me. And if I had asked for more, he would have told me more. If I had asked him more questions, he would have answered me. But our beloved Massoud did not ask him more questions. Why? Because in one setting, three questions, inshallah they're enough. And you know what, really, if we think about it, these three things that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught prayer at its proper time, being good to parents

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striving in the way of Allah, any these are, these are very big, very important. And before we start asking more and more questions, we should focus on perfecting what we have learned and, you know, implementing that carrying, you know, really practicing that, before we, you know, ask people about more and more knowledge. So, remember that asking questions related to knowledge related to matters of worship, clarification is necessary. Absolutely. But even in that, be mindful of the fact that you just asked three questions for questions. Now, that's enough. Don't ask, you know, more and more follow up questions because the other person, even if they're, you know, a great scholar, they're

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going to get annoyed. Look at the other that the companions had for the Prophet salallahu. Early he was on them, we learned that some of the son of when they were asked, you know, too many questions, they would say, what God did that happen yet? meaning you're asking me about if something happens, and when something happens, then what then what are you supposed to do in that situation? Well, Has that happened here? No. If it hasn't happened here, then I don't have the answer right. Now, when it happens, then you ask me, meaning, our asking questions should only be for the purpose of L sorry for for the purpose of Ahmed for the purpose of action, and not that we're just you know, picking on

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people's brains and just you know, enjoying ourselves having you know, such discussions etc. While we are completely you know, heedless of the fact that the other person is being put in difficulty. Then almost palitana says what the cat feel mean, lol kitabi lawyer will do a call member the Manny comm co founder, many of the People of the Scripture wish they could turn you back to disbelief after you have believed Why has said them Minar in the unforeseen him out of envy from themselves mimbar the maccabean Allah whom will help even after the truth has become clear to them. Allah subhanaw taala clarifies to us the extent of of the animosity of certain people, that they neither,

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like the fact that you have certain blessings from Allah, nor will they ever be satisfied with you until you return to being how you were prior to Islam. And this is a reality that we must understand and accept that there will be some people who will be jealous of you. Don't be naive. Everybody is not your friend, meaning there are people who will have hesson. And what is hesson what is jealousy has said is to be unhappy about someone's blessings, meaning to be unhappy about the fact that someone has a certain blessing. And there are different levels, different degrees of jealousy, the first degree of hazard, or you could say the worst of them is that a person desires that someone

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should lose their blessing. That the goal over here is what? That someone should not have their blessing anymore, that they should not have it at any cost. You know, it can get destroyed, it can get ruined, they can die. Someone else can have it. But the main thing is I don't want them to have it. I disliked them so much and I

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dislike the fact that they have this blessing so much that I don't want them to have it at any cost whatsoever.

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The second degree of hazard, or you could say, a lesser degree is that a person desires that they should lose it. And you know that one desires that they should lose it, and you should have it instead, meaning it gets transferred from them to you, then the next is to desire that you should have what another has, or at least something similar to it. And if you can't have it, then they should also lose it so that there is no difference between YouTube. And then finally, the least level of jealousy is that a person desires and wishes for what another has without wishing for their loss. But too much of this is also unhealthy, especially in worldly matters, because if you keep

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looking at what others have been given, you will fail to see what you have been given, you'll fail to see what you can do. So remember that jealousy hazard is something very detrimental and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam warned us he said lay edge Damiani if you call be ABD in an Amen who will hazard two things. Jealousy and faith cannot be together in the heart of a slave. Meaning either a man is going to prevail or jealousy is going to take over. So what is it that you're going to Allah allow to dominate your heart? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said let the hausa do when at the bell huddle when at the altar, that do not be jealous of each other. Do not

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dislike each other do not have you know spike for one another and do not cut off from each other and be brothers, all servants of Allah, all slaves of Allah you should all be brothers fairfull will special Hector yet de Allahu be emri so pardon and overlook until Allah delivers his command in the Lucha Allah cliche in Kadir Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. So here in the last part of this ayah, we see that Allah subhanaw taala gives us a beautiful solution as to how to deal with people who are jealous of you. Because you see people who are jealous of you, their jealousy is not going to stay hidden. It's gonna come out every now and then in different ways, and it's going to

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hurt you. So how do you deal with such people far fool will swear who show pardon and overlook. Two words have been used over here for showing forgiveness which shows that forgive again and again, and forgive, you know, even when you forgave them yesterday, again, today forgive. And you see two words of forgiveness. These are different words, the first word is awful and awful is to pardon someone so as to not punish them, meaning you don't take revenge from them. And while special suffering is to basically turn away, okay, so move on, meaning turn away from someone as if they never did anything wrong, pretend like it doesn't exist, meaning pretend like their error, their mistake, or the harm

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that they tried to cause you never really happened. Far fool was for who don't dwell over it, pardon, forgive, move on and overlook, why for your own, for your own sanity for your own well being. Because you know what, you cannot change other people, you cannot fix their hearts, right? You cannot force people to love you. You cannot force people to accept you. You cannot force people to be happy with, you know, your blessings and your gifts. But what you can do is to change the state of your heart. If in your heart you keep thinking about or they said this to me yesterday, and last week, this is how they behaved with me. And I know that two years ago also, they were jealous

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of me at that time as well. Any if you keep recalling all of these, you know hurtful experiences, then you're you're going to you know suffer. So overlook, don't dwell on you know, on their cheap ways. You know, forgive and move on. hepta Yeti Allahu be somebody until Allah delivers his command, meaning Allah subhanaw taala will decide in your favor. Don't worry about that. Because Allah subhanaw taala is help is with you. But in order to get that help, you have to exhibit patience. You have to show pardon you have to overlook in the Lucha Allah coalition in Korea, and don't think that it's impossible for Allah. No, Allah subhanaw taala is Able to do all things. So trust him and rely

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upon him and believe that those who are jealous of you cannot really harm you in alohar Allah Cooley

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In Korea, so basically what we're being advised to do over here is that we should not stoop to the level of those who are opposing us, no rise above them. How? Through your pardon, through your forgiveness, and through your focus, and forgive. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala loves those who forgive the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Well lavoir zoa gela our fourth one, you have Allah for Allah the Exalted is ever pardoning and he loves to forgive even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam what was his way? Well, are you zubi sejati mithila Well, I can Yahoo well spy that he would not I know take revenge from people in the sense that the way that that they treated him he

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would not treat them the same way in in return, no, he would not respond to evil with evil. Rather, he would show pardon and he would forgive what okay most salata What are to zurka, and establish prayer and gives a cat meaning when you have all of these enemies who use every big and small opportunity to hurt you to harm you, you know, to to annoy you, then what should you do? occupy yourself with good things? Oh, establish the prayer and gives a cap and especially focus on your obligations, busy yourself in fulfilling your duty to Allah subhanaw taala focus on your obligations and remember solitons a cat What are they your your obligation, Salah is your duty to Allah ends a

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cat is your duty towards people. So a penal sadaqa will add to the cat. And then keep yourself busy in positive, useful, beneficial things. involuntary good deeds, because when a person does that, then look, it is said Wilma to a demo the unfussy common hiring, that you do who are in the law and whatever good you put forward for yourselves. You will find it with Allah. In Allah be Mehta on aluna Buffy Indeed, Allah of what you do, is seeing meaning whatever good you do, it is actually for your own self. Even when you forgive someone who are you truly benefiting, you're benefiting yourself. It may, you know seem at that time that you're doing someone else a favor, by forgiving

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them but in reality, you're doing yourself a favor. Because remember any good you do, it's actually for your own good. And when you focus on your obligations, and you start doing voluntary good deeds for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Then look at this beautiful Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah exalted has said, I will declare war against him who treats with hostility, a pious worshipper of mine, and the most beloved thing with which my slave comes nearer to me, is what I have enjoyed upon him. meaning out of all the things that you could do that the last panel Tara loves is what the things that Allah subhanaw taala has enjoined upon you the Fatah

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is the obligation Salam ends account, and then my slave keeps on coming closer to me by performing voluntary good deeds until I love him. So much so that I become his hearing with which he hears and his sight with which he sees and his hand with which he strikes and his leg with which he walks. And if he asks me of something, I will surely give him and if he seeks my protection, I will surely protect him. Meaning when you increase in your voluntary good deeds, when you increase in your worship, in your obedience to Allah subhanaw taala than Allah who will protect you, then Allah will be enough for you. Then he will give you what you need, and he will save you from the attacks of

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people. He will be your protector. So when to cut the move, Billy unfussy common hydrant that you do who are in the law, any good you sent forth for yourselves, you will find it with Allah and on the Day of Judgment, remember, every good deed whether it is little or big, it will come before you. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, yo Mataji do coonan obscene ma Mila, tmin, hydromorphone all, that a person will find whatever good that they have done before themselves. Because you see sometimes when we are, you know, for example, biting our tongue even we have the perfect response, but then we remain silent. We want to take revenge, but we don't. That is very hard. You feel as if

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you are struggling, you're suffering in silence, this is not suffering alone. This is such a such a, you know, the exhibition you could say or such an attempt of self control, which Allah subhanaw taala loves, which Allah subhanaw taala will honor so remember that

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reward for even an atom's weight of good because in the law halaya limo myth polidoro Allah subhanaw taala does not do injustice, even the weight of an atom, meaning even if it's just a little bit small, very, very tiny amount of good that you've done, it matters. Then it is said we'll call Lu linear the hulan Janata, lm and Khanna who then own nosara and they say none will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew, or according to Christians, a Christian tilka Amani, you one that is merely their wishful thinking on how to go hanekom in quantum Saudi clean, say produce your proof if you should be truthful. So we see over here that the Jews would say that it's only us who are going to

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paradise, the Christians would say it's only us who are going to paradise and then Allah subhanaw taala refutes both groups that ticket or money you want. This is just their wishful thinking, meaning they think that they're upon the truth, and they're the only ones who are going to paradise. Ask them how to will Hana calm produce your proof. So remember that Paradise is not attained by mere labels, or by mere wishes and claims. If a person wants to enter Paradise, then they must fulfill two conditions. And what are those two conditions they must believe? And secondly, their actions must be such that Allah subhanaw taala accepts them. So in the Quran we learn woman or Amina Saudi

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Han min Becker, in our own sir, well who am Menon whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while being a believer, meaning they do what is righteous? It doesn't matter whether they're a man or a woman, their actions are good, and at the same time, they have a man meaning they believe, then such people will enter Paradise. So who is paradise for? Listen very carefully to this ayah Allah says Bella min Aslam award you hooli Allah, wa Hawa, more Sinan fellow who are you who are in the lobby? Well are how often I lay him when our homea is alone. Yes, whoever submits his space in Islam to Allah, while being a Dewar of good will have his reward with his Lord, and no fear

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will there be concerning them? nor will they grieve? two conditions? What's the first condition The first is men s lemma would you her who lilla that a person submits their face to Allah? How? How is it that you submit your face to Allah? You see on your faces, what your eyes on the sides or your ears behind your forehead is your brain, right? So my Aslam Elijah hula, what this means is that a person surrenders entirely to Allah subhanaw taala, meaning that a person worships only Allah, only God, not that a person worships the Son of God or that they say that God has a son or the God has a partner, or that there are multiple gods or that there is no God, no men are slimmer. wotja hoon

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Illa, that a person worships only Allah, and that the worship Allah with sincerity, with humility, with attention with all of their heart, and a very clear demonstration of that isn't such that when a person makes sense, the than what and what do they do? They put their face on the ground, their forehead on the ground, and in order to do that, one has to bring their entire body down on the ground. So we learned that a man asked the Prophet sallallahu earlier you send them that what is Islam? And he said, A use Lima caribou. kalila retirada, what unto What do you How would you Hakka, Illa Allah heater Allah, that your heart surrenders to Allah and you direct your face to Allah,

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meaning you submit to Allah, you accept that your Allah, I am your slave, you are my master, your Allah, I am your worshiper, and you are my God, your Allah, I am your servant. So whatever you come in, I will obey whatever you decide, I will accept. This is an assemblage of hula, that a person will heartedly, willingly, happily with love with the respect, you know, with full acceptance, this surrender to Allah. And the second condition is, well who are more Sinan, that a person is a doer of good, how, what does it mean to do good because if you ask different people, they will say that good is this or good is that meaning people will have different opinions when it comes to what is good

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and what is not. So what really is good what really

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Is it sad? It is that which Allah subhanaw taala has said is good. You see, if, for example, you want to, you know, please your mother, alright, you want to please your mother, you want to give her a gift. One is that you, you know, give her something that you like, but she hates she dislikes. For example, you really want to have a cat and your mother does not want to have a cat. And let's say you want to make your mom happy and you bring a cat home and you're like, Mom, here's a gift for you. I got you a pet. What do you think? Is she gonna like that? No, she's not gonna like that. Because when you want to please someone, you don't please them in the way that you like, you have to

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please them in the way that they like. Right? This is with regards to creation. People have their preferences when Elaine methylone Arla any when it comes to pleasing Allah subhanaw taala, then we cannot come up with our own ways that oh, I would like to please God this way. And that way, and this is good and that is good and everything is good. No good is the way that Allah subhanaw taala himself has legislated what he calls good and that is learned by from where from the revelation that Allah subhanaw taala has sent. And for that we look at the Quran that What does Allah subhanaw taala tell us in the Quran, that what are we supposed to do? And then we look at the messenger, the role

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model that he sent the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so well who am I soon? This means that our actions should be in accordance to the law that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed our worship should be in the same way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam worshiped Allah the Exalted, so when a person surrenders to Allah subhanaw taala with their sin, meaning they also do good deeds, then look at the reward. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, either Islam Allah Abdu, for hustler Islam, woohoo. When a person embraces Islam, and then his Islam is good, how is it good, it is sincere, and then there's also good deeds, then what will happen? Allah subhanaw taala will

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forgive all of his past sins, all of his past sins almost Pantera will forgive them. And then there will be the settlement of accounts, and the reward of his good deeds will be 10 times to 700 times for each good deed Subhan Allah and one evil deed will be recorded as it is unless Allah subhanaw taala forgives it. And this is why it is set over here. That fellow who a Jew who were in the lobby, then such a person will have his reward with his Lord when a homophone Allah him while at home, he has a rune, then there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve, meaning only such a person will be free of worry and grief and regret on the Day of Judgment alone with john me home.

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Then it is said what color Thalia who do lay certain nosara Allah Shea will call it in nosara les satalia who do eyelash shave while homea to Lunel keytab, the Jew say the Christians have nothing true to stand on. And the Christian say the Jews have nothing to stand on. Although they both recite the same scripture, meaning their entire focus is on one on cancelling each other. So the Jews would constantly cancel the Christians because of their belief in reciting the Sunnah. And the Christians will cancel the Jews because of their disbelief in reciting his sinner. But the amazing thing is that both of them recite the same book that Allah the first testament, and for anyone who reads the

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scripture should know about the oneness of God. And the fact that God sends prophets and messengers that God does not have a partner. So the way to guidance is there in the book, it is very evident in the book yet they don't see it. Why? Because of their bias, their jealousy, because their bias and jealousy is such that they're unable to see the truth which the scripture contains Cavalli chapala Levine ally, Allah monomyth. Luckily, him thus the policy is speak the same as their words, and who are these policies are living a layer on among those who do not know, meaning? The people who never had a scripture, they made the same claims that you know what we are right, everybody else is wrong.

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And we see that it is mentioned over here, that the People of the Book make the same claims. So we see that despite having the Scripture, they talk like those who do not have the Scripture. What does that mean? They haven't really benefited from the Scripture, because we see that the Arabs that wish the king of Arabia, they would make the same claim that we are right everybody else is wrong. And this is why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam invited them to the worship of Allah alone. They said that he has become such

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Be meaning he has left the religion for love we have Kobe now home, yo melty gamma t female can Wolfie here 30 phone, but Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they use to differ. So what's the lesson over here? The lesson is do not get caught up in this conflict, rather be of those who truly read the Scripture, because these people have the Scripture, but they don't really they don't really read it properly. You should be those people who read the book of Allah, meaning believe in it, all of it. And then don't just believe in it and know nothing of it. No, learn about it, learn its meanings, understand its truth. And then don't just,

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you know, talk about the truth that it contains, but follow it live it, women of law me my mother, Emma sajida law, and youth coffee has smooth wasafi hobby her and who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in his mosques and strive toward their destruction. There are two interpretations of this verse. It is said that this verse is referring to the mushrikeen, meaning the the policies of Arabia, this specifically the people of mcca, who barred the Muslims from worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, at the Kaaba, meaning they would not let the Muslims come to the Kaaba and worship Allah subhanaw taala. Over there, we see that the Muslims actually had

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to flee America in order to save in order to save their lives. And even the people of Medina who had embraced Islam, the locals have yet to live. They were no longer welcome in Makkah, we learned that some of the unsolved when they went to America, they weren't welcome over there. They were given a very harsh treatment there were threatened. So any anybody who was a Muslim basically was not able to come to Makkah. And then it is said that this idea is also referring to the Christians, who for hundreds of years did not allow the Jews to worship at Bethel Marcus. And if you study even basic history of Jerusalem during the Middle Ages, you learn about how from the days of Constantine the

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first until the Muslim conquest, Jews were not allowed to even enter the city of Jerusalem. And we see that the Temple Mount the beta and marketers was basically a rubbish dump, a stuffing Allah any such a sacred place, it was treated like a dump, and then Romana de la Mourinho when he conquered, but when he conquered Jerusalem, he had, you know, the area of beta blockers, the Temple Mount, basically, he had it all cleaned up, and he had a Masjid constructed over there, and he allowed the Jews to enter Jerusalem and, you know, worship at their religious places. So, and we see that even before this happened, where abraha came to destroy the Kaaba. So there have always been efforts by

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different people to destroy places of worship, right, specifically, where people are worshipping Allah alone without any partner. And they want to bar people from entering the mosques, right? And if people do come, they don't want that. Allah's Name is glorified. They want someone else's name to be exalted. And this is what the height of injustice, the height of injustice, remember, that people should never be prevented from accessing places of worship, not allowing people to pray at a mosque to recite Quran to learn any, this is something that does not befit, those who believe those who believe love the houses of Allah, they love masajid Allah and they want masajid Allah to be filled

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with people, they want people to come and worship Allah subhanaw taala over there, and we see that so often women are prevented from entering the masjid Subhana Allah till today, women are prevented from entering a Masjid. We would rather have women outside the mustard but not inside the masjid. Pamela I was once in a Muslim country and we were on the road and it was also time so we stopped at a mosque to pray. But what you know the women we were not allowed to enter the mosque and when we asked them that, look, we're traveling we don't know any place nearby. We need to pray Salah Where should we pray? I remember a man told me you can pray outside Subhanallah I was told to pray outside

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on the busy street. But it was as though entering the masjid was not okay for me. And there was a small house next door and the lady was so kind. She allowed us inside of her house and we prayed over there. So many times it happens that women are not allowed to enter massagin Allahu Akbar and this is the height of injustice. And then we see it is said wasafi hanabi her that

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This is the height of injustice that a person's tries to destroy the masks of law, meaning a person is striving, working to ensure that the masks are destroyed. They, you know, these people want to break the massager down. And remember the destruction of the masks is in two ways. One is a horrible hissy, that physically the masks are demolished, that literally the building is broken down, and this happens in the world. So Pamela, and then this also includes you know, doing things because of which,

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you know, people are not allowed to enter the mosque, so the mosque, you know, lays empty, abandoned, and then alcohol is also an marna we meaning doing things in the masjid because of which people do not want to go to the masjid that, for example, the most of the so dirty, or there's so much crime, or there's so much, you know, harshness that people don't want to enter the mosque. So, remember, any kind of, you know, such disturbance, whether it is minor or major, whether it is creating noise, or, you know, causing bloodshed, turning masajid into crime scenes, you know, fighting, etc. All of these things are what these are injustice, as we learn over here wasafi

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Harada, we learned that a man passed through the mosque carrying some arrows, and the heads of the arrows were exposed. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to him, hold them by their heads meaning cover the heads, because the people in the masjid should not feel threatened that there's a weapon in the mosque wasafi hobby, because when, when people are, you know, when people see such things, that they're afraid, they're scared, and we see that when our children, for example, are yelled at in the mosque, right or they're told to go away, or, you know, children or young people are, you know, treated harshly. They don't want to come to the mosque again. wasafi corabi her

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Allah, Allah says, Allah He karma can Allah home Enya the Hulu ha ilaha ifim it is not allowed for them to enter them except in fear. This means that people should enter mosques with the fear of Allah, that this place is for God. This is Baitullah house of Allah, and how dare I prevent people from entering and how dare I treat people harshly over here, so they never want to return again. When we enter the masjid, we should enter with the fear of Allah. Le homefree dunya is Yun one of them fill a hero to either buena Aleem for them in this world is disgrace and they will have in the hereafter a great punishment. So we see here that the people who destroy masajid or they harm the

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attendees, have them have the massage and then for them is disgrace in the world, meaning such people will never be successful. Allah will certainly bring them down sooner or later. Look at what happened to a Buddha. He came to destroy the Kaaba and what happened to Abraham and his entire army destroyed and look at what happened to the machine of mcca. When in their arrogance, they did not allow the Muslims to enter muck and perform or moolah. What happened within a few years moko was conquered. And soon after that the machine he came, were no longer allowed to access that place. Because if they would come, they would only worship idols, and they would only cause more mischief.

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So what is mentioned over here is basically that if these people don't repent, then in the Hereafter is a great punishment. And then it is said what Allah He must recall McRib, and to Allah belongs to the east and the west for a NEMA to one Lu further module law. So wherever you might turn, there is the face of Allah in Allah where Sarah and Eileen, Indeed Allah is all encompassing, and knowing. So remember that the entire world is a place of worship for us. If we're not able to access the mosque for whatever reason, we can still pray wherever that we are. And specifically, the Qibla is mentioned over here that for a nomad to one loofa thermowood, hula. And remember that when we're

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praying Salah, we are supposed to face the Qibla we're supposed to face the direction of the karwa. But in certain circumstances, it is not possible to do that. For example, if a person is laying in a hospital bed, they're not able to turn in the direction of the Qibla to pray. If a person is sitting in a small cramped up seat in an aeroplane, again, they're not able to face the Qibla so what are you supposed to do in a situation like this? Leave Salah or delay. No, you pray at the proper time in whatever direction that you are facing. Why? Because

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in whatever direction that you face, there is the face of Allah. But remember, this is not the case. For example, when you are driving, no, because when you're driving, you can always stop your car. And you can always, you know, get, you know, you can always face the Qibla and pray. So remember that for fun of the prayer when it comes to obligatory prayer, then you must face the Qibla. All right, you must face the Qibla unless you are not able to because you don't have control over your circumstances. For example, the direction of the airplane, or, for example, the hospital bed, or things like that knows how to protect you. But the point is that in situations where you're not able

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to face the public, then remember for a number to one loofa thermowood yo la, in whatever direction you turn, there is the face of Allah. And this is something that we should remember when we pray that when we're praying, remind yourself that I am facing Allah. For some Baba jewel law, there is the face of Allah, we learn in the Hadees that your hair lady Salaam said to his people, that when you perform the Salah, then do not turn away here and there. Meaning when you're when you're praying Salah, don't look to the right or to the left, right? Don't you know, don't start thinking about one thing and then another thing, no focus, you know in front of you to in the direction of the Qibla

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and then also pay attention. Why he said for Allah is facing the face of his worshiper as long as he does not turn away. Meaning as long as you are paying attention to Allah, Allah is paying attention to you and when you turn away, then Allah subhanaw taala will also turn away from you. So, this is something that we should remember for thermo joola in the Lucha SEO Nadeem what Carlota, hada, Allahu Allah da and they say Allah has taken assign Suba Hannah who Exalted is He been the whom F is somehow worth he will og rather To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth kulanu corny tune all our devoutly obedient to Him.

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So we see that the people who say that Allah has a son, whether it is you know, certain Jewish sect that believed that reside already his Salaam was a son of Allah, or it is a Christians who claim that you saw the sun I was a son of Allah, then such beliefs are being refuted. in three ways over here. There's three reputations in this ayah First of all, it is said super Hannah, who Exalted is He, meaning Allah subhanaw taala is above the need of having a child, he is free from any resemblance to anyone. And having a child means that someone is now similar to you, that someone now resembles you. And the fact is super Hannah, who There is nothing like Allah the Exalted. Secondly,

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lahoma is somehow working on that whatever that exists in the skies, and the earth belongs to Allah, meaning he alone is God, and everything is his creation, and a father does not own his child know, the child is in a way, an independent, you know, being of his father. So law, whomever, somehow it will, oh, if, if God would have a child, that means that God would lose his, you know, divine, unique qualities. So lahoma for summer work, he will have canola who can eat on the third is that all are obedient to Him, including restarting his center, he worshipped Allah. So how is it that you know a son is worshiping the father, when a son is supposed to be like the father? Right? So

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couldn't Allah who can eaten all are obedient to Him? And remember saying that God has a child, this is actually an insult to God, we already know Hadees that Allah subhanaw taala says that the son of Adam tells a lie against me, and he has no right to do so. And he insults me and he has no right to do so. As far as telling a lie about me. It is that he claims that I cannot recreate him as I created him the first time and ask for his insulting me. It is his statement that I have a child no glorified, be me. I am far from taking a wife or a child. So super Hannah, who Exalted is He below whom fsms Swati well up To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth could no no Connie,

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to all our devoutly obedient to Him, but do some Iwaki well of the fact is that he is the Originator of the heavens and the earth who was God, the one who originated created the heavens and the earth. This is God. No one else is like him. He is the Creator

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have everything what either called a moron for in pneumonia kulula who can find a cone, when he decrees a matter? He only says to it be. And it is. Because you see there are people who I know who wonder that if Jesus you know if he started this and and does not have a father then who is his father, right there, they find it difficult to comprehend that, you know, someone could be born without a father. Well, the fact is that Allah subhanaw taala, he created the heavens and the earth, when they did not even exist. This is who God is. This is what his power is. He is the originator of the skies and the earth, meaning there was nothing God was there, he created everything. And then

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it's not difficult for him to create whatever that he wants, however, then he wants because all he needs to say is just be calm. He says Be and it happens. It's not difficult for Allah. We'll call him levina layer, Allah moon. And those who do not know say, Lola, you can live on Allah. Why does Allah not speak to us out at Tina, Aya or they're come to us a sign. And these are the wish to King of Arabia, that they would say to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that if you are really a messenger, and God has sent you revelation, then how come he doesn't talk to us? How come you don't show us miracles? And they demanded many, many miracles. They demanded that the mount sofa be turned

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into gold. And we learn in the Quran, how, you know, they demanded that we will never believe you, until you Cause you know, springs to gush forth from the earth, or there should be a garden for you in Makkah, and there should be rivers over here. And you know, something should fall down from the sky. And then you know, you should bring angels. So we're never going to believe you until you show this and this and this. The fact is that the people of Mecca were shown many signs, even the moon was split before them. However, those who do not want to believe, then remember, no evidence, and no miracle can help them. Allah says catolico Paula Levine amicably him mithila Paoli him, the shaba

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had kuruva home, thus spoke those before them, like their words, meaning this is not the first time someone is demanding that God should speak to them. This is not the first time that someone is demanding that great miracles should be shown to them, no people before they made the same demands, then the money is how you say that we want to see Allah. Right? Didn't they demand different things for Mussolini's Center, the shaba had kulu boom, their hearts resemble each other. And there are people who make the same demands today as well. But the way you handle it will call me up known, we have shown clearly the signs to a people who are certain in faith. So the fact is that miracles only

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add to faith, miracles bring conviction. They don't cause faith, meaning because of witnessing a miracle. It's not necessary that a person will now all of a sudden believe because if that was the case, then fit our own should have believed. However, what happens is that when a believer sees miracles, than seeing those miracles, witnessing those miracles, develops your cane so further by Yunel athelia call me up known into the universe almost pound RSS put in little Madoff his summer work, he will all the woman told me I have to renew. I'm comilla you may know that miracles and warnings do not help people who do not believe that it is said in although Seneca will help the

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Basilan one or the other. Indeed we have sent you or Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the truth, as a bringer of good tidings and as a warner, one at those of us who build your home and you will not be asked about the companions of hellfire. So remember, the Prophet sallallahu already assumes responsibility was to simply convey he was sent with the truth. And he conveyed the truth. He gave good news. And he also gave warning, he conveyed the truth without watering down the truth. Because sometimes it happens. We don't want to, you know, frighten people or hurt people or, you know, upset people. So we sort of watered down the truth or changed the truth. The Prophet

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sallallahu edsm did not do that. He conveyed good news for people who believe and do good. And he also conveyed warning to those who do not believe. And then it is said well that Does anyone else have in your hand your job was to convey and you have done your part. So if a person chooses to disbelieve then you know what, that is their choice, not your responsibility. So it is not your fault if people don't believe and then it is said when titlebar and Kalia who

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Do alumna father had that Adobe army letter home and never will the Jews or Christians approve of you until you follow their religion, meaning they'll never be happy with you until you become exactly like them. So what should you do? Call in who the law who will Huda say indeed the guidance of Allah is the only guidance. You see, there's so many people. Of course everybody in the world believes that their true, right? People call to their own ways. They claim that you know what I am upon the truth my religion is correct, I'm upon you know what, what is right so come to my way. So, when everybody claims to be on the truth, what is really guidance? What is really truth in the hood,

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Allah who will who does it is not people who decide what is right what is wrong, it is God who decides who created us. So the guidance of Allah is the only guidance mean the guidance that Allah has sent. That alone is guidance and that is in the Quran, while in a Tabata of a home if you were to follow their desires bharden let the Jetta come in under him, after what has come to you of knowledge, then mela coming Allah human alien Well honestly, you would have against Allah, no protector or helper, this is a threat, that you have to be on guard, you should not fall in the traps of these people, you should know the difference between her and who the you see her his

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desire, whether it is your own desire or someone else's desire. This is things that people want. This is things that people like what they wish for, and this is when the other is Huda guidance, that which Allah subhanaw taala has revealed that which he has commanded, what he likes, what takes to his approval, and this is really, this is knowledge that Allah has revealed. So it has mentioned very clearly, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said and is being warned that if you were to follow the desires of people because you want to make them happy, after the knowledge has come to you, then you know what you will have besides Allah, no protector, no helper, meaning no one can help you. No one

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can save you. So be on guard and stay committed to guidance. Don't swerve away from it just for the sake of people. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam warned us he said I fear three things for my nation dealt with he said I fear three things for my nations shuffle matar

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greed that is obeyed. Well, one moudaber desire that is pursued. What? Hmm. Well, and a leader of misguidance so desire that is pursued is something very dangerous. And levina at a normal keytab those two we have given the book yet Luna who helped katella wa T. They recite it with its true recital, Allah ek umino, an OBE They are the ones who believe in it, when I look for behave for Allah eco homolka see rune and whoever disbelieves in it, it is they who are the losers. So what is mentioned over here, who are the people who truly believe in the book that Allah has revealed? Those who read it, as it should be read, meaning they don't distort the words of the book, they don't

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distort the meanings of the book. They don't read it and then abandon it not caring about its implementation. No, they recite it properly. And this includes three things. So remember, you had Luna who Atilla T, reciting the book with its true recital in includes two, three things. The first is to our love Leah, which is to recite the words of the book properly. And this includes, for example, reciting the letters properly reciting the Maha adage, you know, making the correct pronunciations, you know, taking care of the letters, and the how a cat on the letters, the Arab etc, not changing the words, not changing the letters, but reciting it properly. So to our lovely

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reciting with the dream, secondly, tilava, Marina Ouija, which is to know, to comprehend, to understand what a person is reading, meaning to understand the meaning that is intended, because sometimes what happens is that people just, you know, take a phrase, or you know, a verse and they give it their own meaning, that is not reciting the book as it should be recited, you know, when you read a book, you're supposed to read it, you're supposed to understand it, the way that the author intended. So when Allah subhanaw taala You know, he has revealed the Book, we're supposed to understand it the way

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It's supposed to be understood, not that we go on interpreting it the way that we desire. And for that we have to look at how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught the meaning of the book. And then thirdly, tilava also includes to our RM Eliya, which is to follow the book, meaning to implement the commands to refrain from the prohibitions that it gives, and to confirm the truthfulness of the information that is given in the book. So alladhina attina, whom will Kitab yet Luna who helped Atilla T, they recite the book, but how properly and they recite it with reflection, they engage with the text, and then they recite it with faith, they affirm everything in it. And

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remember, what is worth having is worth sharing. So they don't just keep the book with themselves. They don't hide it. No, they also tell others about it. So we all need to, you know, look at ourselves that How is my tilawat of the Quran? How do I recite the Quran? What is the level of my tiller well of Leah, how often how much of the Quran do I recite? And how much do I try to improve my recitation? And then how well do I understand the meaning of what I recite? How well do I know the meaning of the Quran? And then thirdly, how well do I how strongly do I follow it? Yeah, Bunny is Sora he or children of Israel, el Oso, Kuru near Mati allottee, and onto la calm. Remember, my

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favorite which I have bestowed upon you? What a naef Ubuntu Kemal aalameen and that I prefer you over the worlds. You'll notice that this verse is being repeated, meaning the bunny is slightly are being given another reminder that think about the blessings that you have been given. And we see that so many blessings were listed in the previous verses. And then we see the direct warnings were also given to encourage the bunny is thought yield to believe, you see, they rejected out of jealousy. So it's as if they're being told, consider the blessings that Allah gave you. Should you not be grateful. Don't be so blind in your bias, that you reject the truth out of gratitude for the

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blessings that Allah gave you. Accept this messenger and accept this book? What the go Yo man and fear a day later, dizziness sooner and nevsun Shay, when no soul will suffice for another soul at all? What are you bloomin her alone and no compensation will be accepted from it? What a ton for her Shahar tune in nor will any intercession benefit it whatever immune saloon, nor will they be aided. So a threat is now being given that if you are afraid for your worldly loss, think about the Day of Judgment, what's going to help you then in your blind jealousy and animosity you keep rejecting the truth and you remain stubborn in your wrong ways. Then what is going to help you on the Day of

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Judgment, no person is going to come to rescue you. No matter how close they are to you. You will not be able to give anything to rescue yourselves and no one's intercession is going to help either. So on the Day of Judgment, what is going to help you if you come to Allah with a Albin Salim with the sound heart and a sound heart is a heart that contains a man a heart that has surrendered to a law in which is amen the right kind of faith. And then with that faith is also the right action man Aslam award, you have lillahi wa who are more seen on and the perfect example of Calvin Saleem, of someone who surrendered themselves to Allah and did and performed excellent actions is the example

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of who? Ibrahim alayhis salam. So his example is given what either batalla Ibrahim or boohoo be kalimat in for uttama hoon. You see the bunny is an entire nation, so many generations, so many people, so many blessings, so many opportunities, what was their way their way it was of stubbornness of disobedience. And look at the example of this one man Ibrahim earnings sent out what was his way, his way was of submission. So Allah subhanaw taala mentions over here that when when Ibrahim was tried by his Lord and mentioned when Ibrahim was tried by his Lord, meaning his Lord tested him, Allah subhanaw taala tested Ibrahim I said, How did Allah test Ibrahim on his son I'm

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because he met in with words with commands. What did Ibrahim is Salaam do for uttama hoonah. He fulfilled them. You see why he might listen I was tested in a number of ways through many different waves through shutter recomends

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And also through Kony commands. shetterly commands mean through religious commands, where Allah subhanaw taala, for example, commanded him to perform the Hajj, right to build the Kaaba. And there is different commands that are mentioned in Hadees that Ibrahim are listed and was given. But then it wasn't just that he was also given certain commands with regards to his personal life. So for example, he was instructed to leave his son, right? It's marine and her job were in the middle of the desert, in a place where no person lived in a place where there was no water. And then, when his marine was older, he brought him on his son was commanded to slaughter him. And then we see that

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Ibrahim on his son and was tested even before that, where the his father, you know, decided to kill him. Right where he threw him in the fire his entire people threw him in the fire, any Ibrahim race that was tested in so many different ways. What was the response of Ibrahim already has sent him for a term Mona, he fulfilled them, meaning whatever command Allah gave him, Ibrahim right is Salaam, obeyed, he surrendered, he fulfilled whatever Allah subhanaw taala decided decreed for Ibrahim artesan. Ibrahim already said and did not quit. He did not give up he carried on he continued in his obedience to Allah. So when he fulfilled the commands of Allah so beautifully, then what happened,

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Paula, in the journey to Cali nassima ama, Allah said, Indeed, I will make you a leader for the people. This was a reward for passing these tests that Allah subhanaw taala made him a leader. And really, if we think about it, it is not just the Muslims who take him as a leader, we see that even the Jews and the Christians and even at the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, the wish the king of Arabia, even they would look up to him. So in me Jerry locali nasci he murmur, the Prophet sallallahu earlier cinemas, told in the Quran, that some o hanmer alayka and berrimilla, Ibrahima hanifa. That we have revealed to you that you should follow the way of Ibrahim, you should follow

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the creed of Ibrahim. So we see something very beautiful over here. Ibrahim Hassan was tested through many commands, and through many challenging situations. But we see that all of those tests led him to what to leadership. So remember that when you go through the grind, the grind was not to break you or to destroy you. It was to sharpen you and shape you manually the level he hired on, you say the men who whoever Allah intends good for he puts him into some difficulty. Why? Because those difficulties are going to improve you. They're going to purify you, they're going to remove your sins from you. They're going to remove your weaknesses from you, you will become better and stronger

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and you will learn from difficulty what you will not learn from ease Subhan Allah in nee Jerry Luca Lee nasty Mama. So never ever resent and dislike the difficulties and obstacles that come your way, in the sense that never resent the fact that Allah sent those difficulties for you. Yes, of course, you're going to, you know, dislike the difficulties, we dislike a belief. Of course we do. Right? We don't enjoy getting sick, we don't enjoy any financial loss. These are all painful experiences, and we're not expected to enjoy them. However, what is expected of us if we want to succeed is that we don't resent the fact that Allah chose and decided those hardships for us. Because if Allah decided

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those hardships for us, those hardships were not meant for our failure. Those hardships were meant for our growth for our improvement. So call that in Nigeria local inasa emammal Kala women's realty Ibrahim is and I'm sad is this also for my descendants, meaning are my descendants also going to be a man leaders for people, God Allah and Allah until Bali mean? Allah said my covenant does not include the wrongdoers. So it is made very clear over here that leadership is not inherited. Leadership is not inherited.

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It does not matter whose children we are, what race or family we are from, what matters is our Ummah, our actions, and we see that Ibrahim on his center, he wanted his descendants to be, you know, leaders of mankind in the sense that he wanted his descendants to be, you know, leaders for people guides of people. And we see that Allah subhanaw taala did fulfill this wish of yours by sending prophets among them and scripture to them also, which are Laffy Luria to Hindu water well catered as a lost parent it says that we may

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In his offspring Prophethood, and scripture meeting prophets after him came from his descendants. And the scripture was also sent

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to prophets among his descendants. And this shows us that parents must certainly pray for their children. But we should also remember that lejana do I do volume mean? That just because a person is, you know, the child of someone, or a person is of a certain lineage of a certain background, they carry a certain blood than they are, you know, automatically in a position of leadership? No, lejana Do I have the volume in? What is john beta metabo tally nasya. I'm now and mentioned when we made the house and this is the Kaaba, a place of return for the people and a place of security. So two qualities of beta law are mentioned over here, two qualities of the Cabo, what are they first of

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all, that it is mutha bottlenose, and secondly, that it is unknown. What is muhabba metabo can mean two things a place of the web, meaning a place of reward, or a place of return. Meaning it is a place when when you visit and you worship Allah subhanaw taala over there, you certainly accumulate a lot of reward, of course, provided that Allah accepts your worship, but it is a place of multiplying your reward, you get to do roomlala, you get to do Hajj over there, you get to do tawaf over there, that journey itself is so rewardable. And then we see that it is a place of return, meaning visiting that place once in a lifetime, really, any if a person has visited, has visited

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that place there, they're never going to be satisfied with just one visit. They're going to want to return to it again and again. And this is a wish that really never gets fulfilled. There is a yearning in the heart, there is a certain eagerness that you want to keep visiting the Kaaba, even if you've been there many times before. So the Kaaba is Martha bottlenose was unknown. And it is also a place of Omen meaning a place where people are supposed to feel secure. And really that place does have a you know, a certain security that you don't feel anywhere else. What does he remember call me Ibrahim mo Salah, and take all believers from the standing place of Ibrahim A place of

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prayer macom Ibrahim is the stone on which Ibrahim or s&m stood when he was building the Kaaba, and his footprints are actually preserved in it. And we have been commanded to take that as a place of prayer. Meaning after we do the lab, we should go there and pray to Takara at the place where he stood

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where he worshipped Allah and if we cannot pray to the car exactly over there then at least as close as possible to it. So basically, we're being told over here to go in the footsteps of Ibrahim alayhis salaam to worship Allah as he worshiped Allah to pray as he prayed what Duffy the woman ma Cami Ibrahima masala and you see when a person goes for Hajj, or for Umrah, we learned that when a person goes for Hajj and Umrah again and again, then this is something that removes poverty and since Subhan Allah and a person is rewarded for every step that they take in that journey. There is reward for it sins are erased. And who initiated this, it was Ibrahim alayhis salaam. He made the

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call for Hajj and his footprints are preserved over there were a hidden a Isla Ibrahima is married, and we charged Ibrahim and Maria meaning they were commended saying and byelaw btle A phenol Aquafina were rookery sujood that purify my house for those who performed the love and those who are staying there for worship and those who bow and prostrate in prayer. So we see over here that Ibrahim and is married already said I'm both of them, were given this instruction, that you should purify the house of Allah, for who for those who will come and worship Allah over there. Pure fine, what sense purify in two ways spiritually and physically, spiritually in the sense that there should

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be nothing over there that calls people to the worship of someone other than Allah. So there should be no idols. Right? Nothing that should distract people from Allah to something other than Allah. And this is why we see that the structure of the car But even as such the building itself is such that it is so plain and simple. And just so plain and simple. And when you go there, and you're making the elf, you can only think of Allah and then we see that the second type of cleanliness is physical meeting, keep the house of Allah clean. And this is something that even we should do. Because remember that cleaning the house of Allah is a noble work. It is a religious act. It is a

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virtuous deed it perfectly

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Do something that the prophets of Allah did. Ibrahim is married or they he was Sam, they cleaned the house of Allah and received the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam also, he would clean the masjid in the sense that anytime you found something that was dirty, he would remove it. So for example, we learned that at one occasion the Prophet sallallahu, where it is and him saw that someone had, you know, spit out some phlegm. So he removed it, he cleaned it, he scraped it off, that this is something that should not be in the masjid. And in fact, he warned people against this, he told people he mentioned that rule it that really that Allah, you are a man, that deeds were presented to

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me. And I found that amongst the scenes is what

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is amongst the scenes is basically a phlegm that a person spits out and does not cover it. At that time. Remember that there was pebbles on the ground, so you could easily cover something like that. But imagine, you know, for example, if you cough and and there's phlegm on the ground or, or you drop a tissue, pick it up, you know, clean it, don't leave the mustard dirty. And we learned that at the time of the Prophet sallallahu radiocentre there was a lady who would clean the masjid. She would actually stay in the masjid. She would live in the masjid. She had a tent over there and she would also clean the mustard. And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam didn't see her for a few

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days, he asked the companions that what happened? Where did she go? And they told him that she actually died. And they had, you know, prayed her janazah and buried her and everything. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam went to her grave and he prayed for her being he made God to Allah subhanaw taala for that lady. So it shows us that cleaning the masjid is not just something for the janitors or the people who have been hired to do this work. Cleaning the mustard is everyone's responsibility. Because this is a virtuous deed. It's a rewardable deed. It's a prophetic deed with Paula Ibrahim and mentioned when Ibrahim alayhis salaam said now the daughters of Abraham

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or his son Mr. mentioned over here, the first girl or bijur and head are better than amin and my Lord make this a secure city. What is a Hello mina thammarat and provides people with fruits which people men and men home Billa he will do me a favor whoever then believes in Allah and the Last Day only give to these people call a woman calf Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said, and whoever disbelieves for all Madeira who kalila I will grant him enjoyment for a little some of the Rahu Illa either Bynum, then I will force him to the punishment of the Fire will be said mostly, and wretched is the destination. Remember that Allah subhanaw taala accepted the draws of Ibrahim alayhis salaam

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Ibrahim already said I'm prayed that the people will live around the house of Allah meaning the dwellers of Mecca. Because remember, his son is married was going to be there, his his children were going to be there. So he made dorada those people be given fruits, meaning food. Why? Because maca is a barren valley where nothing grows. And really, if you think about it, how many people live in Makkah, and how many people visit Makkah, and nobody goes hungry in Makkah Allahu Akbar. Why because food is brought there from all over the world. And this is not just something that's happening in more recent times. No, this has been happening since since that time since the time that Ibrahim

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Arneson I made that throw because that was not the case. Then maca would be desolate. Nobody would be living over there. But look at how Ibrahim earnest when he asked for leadership for his children. It was mentioned that this promise is not for those who do wrong. So now when Ibrahim Renison is asking for worldly provision, he says only give it to those who believe Allah subhanaw taala said, woman cafaro for all material kalila that it is also for those who this belief which shows us that guidance is only for those who Allah subhanaw taala loves, but donia worldly enjoyment, wealth, this Yes, it can be for everybody. Way beyond far away, Ibrahim will aware a domino Beatty where it's

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married and mentioned when Ibrahim was raising the foundations of the house and with him was ismar evil. What a beautiful scene. What father and son were building the Kaaba together. We learned that Ibrahim raddison once visited ismar eating in Makkah, and when he came he found ismar either Islam behind the Zamzam well, and he was you know, mending his arrows. So Ibrahim alayhis salaam said oh is marine your Lord has ordered me to build a house for him. So it's married on Islam said obey your Lord Ibrahim, right as Sam said, Allah has also ordered me that you should help me there in so it's my either SLM said then I will do that. So both of them, built the Kaaba together.

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Both the father and son built the Kaaba together. How that Ibrahima Hassan began building the Kaaba and is married or isn't I would go and he would bring him the stones and he would hand him the stones. So both of them at that time that were making the rod that will have been at the Cabal Minar in Mecca and the smear on early and when the building became high, and Ibrahim reticent could no longer lift the stones to such a high place. Then he stood over over a certain stone, which is a from Jana macom, Ibrahim, and is Maria Islam continue to pass the stones to him. And so he would, he kept on building the car like this. And then they made the robina Taco Bell Minar in the cemetery,

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Arlene, that our Lord accept this from us, indeed you are the Hearing, the Knowing how amazing they're building the Kaaba, and they're making their art that our Lord accept this deed from us. Think about it. Was it not difficult to build the Kaaba absolutely was hard because it was only two people. If you've ever done any work in construction. If you ever tried to even fix, you know, a fence in your backyard, you will see that this is, you know, difficult work. This is hard labor. It's difficult to do this kind of work on your own. And imagine they're doing this work, just the father and son, Allahu Akbar, putting in so much effort. And they're doing the best that they can.

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And what are they praying for? They're praying that you're Rob, accept this from us. Because remember, even after we have exerted our best efforts, our maximum efforts, we are still in need of our deeds being accepted. Meaning it is not enough for us to just do you know good deeds, we are still in need of Allah 's favor, that you're alone with your favor, you accept our deeds, you overlook our deficiencies. So we should be concerned not just about the number of hours we have spent, the number of years we have spent, or the hard work that we have put in no that is done that is over. Now, we need to be concerned about the acceptance of our good deeds. Because remember,

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there are many people who work a lot who work very hard, but they will get nothing from their work except for fatigue. And you can only truly benefit from your deeds when they're accepted by Allah subhanaw taala so they're praying robina dockable Mina, so never be content with just completing a good deed. No, after doing it, then pray you're up except this for me. A lot better. What you're allowed, mostly mainly like a woman of the year Tina omata muslimah Turlock our Lord and make us Muslims in submission to you and from our descendants, a Muslim nation in submission to you, your Allah make us submissive to you. And our children, our descendants, meaning the generations to come,

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make them submissive to you as well. What Eddie now manasi color and show us our rites of worship, meaning show us teach us how we are supposed to worship you because we want to worship you in the correct way. in the best way. What to buy Elena and accept our repentance in NACA entered the wobbled Rahim indeed you are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful. Think about it. Ibrahim misamis Merida, listen, I'm just built Acaba and they are saying what took Alena accept our repentance? Did they come in a sense that they're repenting from it? Generally when we think about repentance, we think about a sin that has been committed, right, that all our Lord You know, I, oh

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my lord, I committed the sin. So I repent to you what send that every human is married or listen, I'm committed that they repenting from, remember that there are levels of repentance doba literally is to turn back meaning to turn back from the situation that you're in from the state you were in and turn back to who to Allah subhanaw taala meaning that you are improving your condition. You are now turning back from how you were before towards Allah subhanaw taala because you want to be better than how you were you want to be closer to Allah soprano current. So there are levels of repentance levels of Toba one level is where you know every Muslim repents from sins from mistakes, right you

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commit a sin you do something wrong, you you you you know commit an error unintentionally or intentionally, knowingly or unknowingly, but when you realize you feel bad, and you seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala you compensate for the wrong that you have done. And you you know, you you try to mend your condition. This doba is for everybody, right? But then there is a higher level of tilbyr which is when

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Person returns and repents from bad ideas even from bad thoughts even from weakness in actions, because if you think about it, you know, for example, when you press a lot, can you claim that your Salah was perfect? No, if you were really honest, you would find mistakes in your salon or at least if not mistakes, deficiencies, right weaknesses, you know that you could have performed a much better Salah you could have been more attentive, you could have recited some more put on, you could have made some more dollars, you could have, you know, shown more humility. So doba also includes repenting from bad thoughts, bad ideas, or repenting from weakness in actions so that a person

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worships Allah in an even better way. And then there is an even higher level of Toba, which is that a person keeps turning back from where they were yesterday, or just a few moments ago. Why? Because they want to reach even higher levels. You want to go up the ladder, you don't want to be, you know, comforting yourself at all. I recited Quran last week, so I'm good. Now, I don't need to recite Quran know, the way that I fasted in the month of Ramadan. So I'm fine now? No, you don't just rely on the good that you did before. Rather, you want to reach even higher levels. So you're constantly working on improvement. And this is what Ibrahim in this merito is some are praying for what to

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berlina in the current at the wahba Rahim accept our repentance, meaning make us even better in the cantata Weber Rahim. And when a person thinks this way, that a person is honest with themselves that yes, what I have done was not perfect. And you know what, I need to be better I want to be better. So Oh Allah, forgive me for my mistakes, and guide me to the best of ways than a person is led to better and more good deeds. But when a person feels, you know, I've done a lot I've done enough, this was good enough, then there will not be much room for improvement because a person does not believe that they need to improve. Only that person who believes that they want to improve can

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improve. And then they prayed a lot but now wetbar thi humulus Sula, Minh home, our Lord and send among them a messenger from themselves. This is the final dalvi Brahim Hardison and that is mentioned over here that our Lord from our descendants in our descendants Send a messenger from themselves. And this there are also Allah subhanaw taala accepted how he sent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the descendants of Ibrahim I listen I'm specifically from the descendants of Ishmael early his Salah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that I am Dawa to be Ibrahim I am the prayer of my father Ibrahim, meaning I am the answer to his dog.

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The bra humerus I made this draw, and it was accepted or it was actualized. After how many years accepted, of course, it was accepted right away because Allah subhanaw taala responds to his servants, he hears his servants. However, it was actualized when, after 2000 years or so, what we want is that we make Gora and instantly we get the results. And if we don't see the results right away, we wonder was our da not accepted? We need to correct ourselves over here. When you make Dora Allah subhanaw taala has accepted your draw, because acceptance means that he has heard it he knows and he will respond and it is up to him now how he responds and when he responds, he can either give

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you exactly what you asked for, or he can give you something even better he can, you can because of that draw a repel something harmful from you, or he can preserve the reward for it in the hereafter for you. So it is up to Allah. But never ever think I may draw and it was not accepted. This is you know, a bad thought about Allah. So, Ibrahima, listen I made Dora is Maria is ma da, and Allah subhanaw taala fulfill that da meaning he, he he showed its results when, after about 2000 years by sending the Prophet sallallahu radiocentre. So our job is to keep asking Allah right. Keep asking him for whatever that we want, whatever that we wish, and never stop asking ALLAH and never think

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that you have asked enough for you have asked a lot when it comes to people. Of course there is a limit. But when it comes to your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala Allah loves to be asked, in fact, when a person does not ask, then Allah subhanaw taala gets upset with them. So our job is to keep asking, keep praying and leave the results in Allah's hands. He knows what to do.

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Give you At what time he knows what is best for you and for the people around you. And for the people that will come later. what is best for your dunya? For your deen for your affetto so keep praying and trust the results that Allah subhanaw taala brings about, and know that they can only be in your favor. And Ibrahim is married or Lady mussalam they both may Dora that send a messenger from among them and this messenger What will he do yet to lay him asiatica when you are a limo Makita will hickmott our user key him in NACA antelope disease of hacking, who will recite to them your verses? This is what the prophet sallallaahu earlier send them did first of all, you have to do our

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lay him if he will recite the verses of Allah to people clearly, repeatedly, word by word so that they can recite it, they can understand it, they can memorize it. And so many companions learned Sooners of the Quran directly from the Prophet salallahu radiocentre. They weren't able to read and write, how did they memorize they memorized by listening to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So the prophets of Allah who were innocent and recited the Quran to the people. And this is something that we should also do, recite the Quran meaning the very words of Allah, the ayah recite them, listen to them. And even last time I mentioned to you that make sure that you listen to these verses, because

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listening to the Arabic You know, the actual words of the Quran is a completely different impact. And you will notice that, you know, for example, children they learn so much of the Quran just by listening. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited the Quran to people. And then when you are lemo hamal Kitab, he taught them the book, he would teach them the book, meaning he taught them the meaning of the book, while hikma and also the wisdom and the wisdom is the implementation of the Quran, what it means and how to live it, how to act upon it, when he was a key him, and he will purify them, meaning he will make them better people, he will help them get rid of their evils and

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develop good qualities in enterprises will help him indeed, you are the Exalted in Might the wise. So this is shows us very clearly that the Prophet sallallahu cinemas responsibility was not just to deliver the Quran, you know, like a mailman, he just comes in, delivers the mail. Well, that was not the job of the Prophet sallallahu already is to simply come and tell us all people God has revealed to me this is the book so figure it out, no way. The Prophet salallahu earlier center was sent as a more I limb as a teacher to teach the book and who is the one who teaches the vocal explains the meaning of the book, right? He taught the meaning of the book, this is what this means. And he

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taught it not just with his words, he taught it through his actions. So the Prophet salallahu it isn't it was sent to show people to train people to help them to lead them to guide them. And he said Allah in the old Tito Kitagawa, Mr. Omar who I was given the book and something similar to it along with it, and where is that wisdom? It is in the Sunnah. So it is necessary for us that while we learn the Quran, we must also learn the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Ernie he was Salaam and then it is said when my your hardware I mean that Ebrahimi, lm and Sophie her nappsa. And who would be averse to the religion of Ibrahim except one who makes a fool of himself, meaning an intelligent

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person would never leave the way of Ibrahim. Why? Because what was the wave Ibrahim? Who was Ibrahim? One other stuff I now have a dounia and we had chosen him in this world. What in noho Amina slowly hain and indeed he in the hereafter will be among the righteous. So this means that if a person follows Ibrahim or a Sunnah, then they're on the right track. And if a person leaves the way of Ibrahim is Sunnah, and they're making a very bad choice, they're making a very foolish decision. So the people of the book are being indirectly told that whose footsteps are you upon? What is it that you are doing? In the Quran? We learn Ibrahim on his son and was what Ibrahim alayhi wafaa.

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Ibrahim was the one who fulfilled meaning you fulfilled every command that Allah gave him. And he was so successful than what the hot Allahu Ibrahima Halima that allowed me to Ibrahim, his friend, Allahu Akbar. So who would turn away from the wave Ibrahim except someone was truly foolish? What is the way of Ibrahim in the corner? la hora boo a slim when his Lord said to him submit Allah Islam to the blind. I mean, he said, I have submitted to the Lord of the worlds, Ibrahim arise Sudan was a completely surrendered servants, completely loyal, obedient servant to Allah, meaning without any hesitation or delay, he surrendered to Allah. And this is something that we need to think about

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ourselves, you know, thinking about ourselves.

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than when Allah subhanaw taala commands us something when I learned about a command from Allah subhana wa tada What is my response? Do I surrender right away? Ibrahim is that I'm a slim to Allah said a slim submit he said Islam to I have submitted Leo bill Allah mean to the Lord of the world's ask yourself what is holding me back? What is holding me back? Is it my ego? Is it the fact that I have to admit I was wrong? Is it my traditions? Is it the fear of people? Is it you know my habits? What is holding me back from submitting to Allah? Was slubby her Ibrahim urbani he was our coop, and Ibrahim instructed his sons meaning to do the same. And so did your coop. Yeah, Benny here in the

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Lucha stuff Allah come with Deen ferrata mutanda illa, anta Muslim moon. So Ibrahim and yaku both instructed their sons, and remember that was saw was slower This is to give asleep again and again. So Ibrahim on Islam repeatedly taught his children throughout his life, and even at the time of his death, your Kubernetes fellow who had 12 sons, and he also told his sons repeatedly throughout his life and even at the time of his death, that in Allah has profile accommodate, that all my sons, Indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion falletta, mutanda, Illa, anti muslim own, so you should not die except while you are Muslims, meaning Allah has given you this religion. So follow

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it, adhere to it, and hold on to it till your last breath, do not die. Unless you are in a state of Islam. What does that mean? Until your last breath? Stay in submission to Allah, obedient to Allah, true to Allah, and death does not come. You know, with a warning, it comes without a warning, no one knows when they're going to die. So what does that mean? Be prepared for death. That means every single moment of your life, you should be in submission to Allah. And this is something that we should also remember. And we should remind ourselves and teach our children as well on a regular basis, that every moment, we should be in submission to Allah, meaning that we should never allow

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ourselves to disobey Allah. We should never allow a result that you know what, it's okay. It's just a few minutes. It's okay. It's just you know, one day, it's okay. It's just, you know, a little bit here and there. No, what if you die in that state? And then we see over here that this is teaching us that Ibrahim our listener, and your pool bredeson. Ne, the righteous the prophets of Allah, what did they preach? They told people to worship Allah alone. They didn't say, worship the Son of God, worship so and so no, they said, worship Allah surrender to Allah. Allah alone should be your ultimate goal. And Quantum shuhada it How about I Jacobian mode? It Connolly Bernie he matar bounnam

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embody or where you are Jews and Christians witnesses when death approached your code, meaning when he was at his last breaths, when he said to his sons, that matter bounnam embody what is it that you will worship after me? Were you present over there? No, you weren't. He said to his sons. What will you worship after me? Call una obudu ella Hakka wa ala Alba iica Ibrahim or ismar Isla what is how in our home were hida when a hula hoop mostly moon, they said we will worship your God and the God of your father is Ibrahim and this Mary and his hug one God, not God and God the Son and we are Muslims in submission to him. So remember, the path of success is the path of Ibrahim arniston

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worship only Allah. He did not worship other gods besides Allah. No, his way was of a slum to the Robben Island me of submitting to the Lord of the worlds and this was the call of all of the prophets of Allah. They all call to the oneness of Allah. They died with that, and that is the legacy that they left behind. Delica omet en cada harlot that was a nation which has passed on lahoma cassava to welcome maca septum, it will have the consequences of what it earned and you will have what you have earned meaning each person will be compensated for what they do. When I was alone on can we I'm alone and you will not be asked about what they used to do. You see the people of the

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book, especially those who lived in Medina were very proud of their ancestry. So it's made clear over here, that you will not benefit from the piety of your ancestors. Rather, you will be rewarded for your deeds. You will not be rewarded for their good deeds, you will get the reward of what you do. So what are you doing? We learn in a heavy

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That he who is made slow by his actions will not be speeded by his lineage. Meaning if you don't do good yourself, then your good blood is not going to make you go forward is not going to advance you in the ranks in the hereafter. Because what a laser Lillian Sani Loma Sara, a person cannot have except what he's tribes for himself. So we should not rely on the piety of the righteous before us. And if you are really proud of them, then you should be following their example. You should do what they did. And what is that? That that they worshipped Allah, they submitted to him. And we should do the same with our new kuno. Who then owner Sala Dhaka do they say, Be Jews or Christians, so you

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will be guided, meaning take on a certain name, take on a certain identity, and only then you will be rightly guided, and even now people who just believe in, you know, this particular faith, just say this one sentence and you're good, right? That they do. Cool. ballmill letter Ibrahima hanifa. Say rather, we follow the religion of Ibrahim, who was Hanif inclining toward truth one Academy and Misha Kenan. He was not of the polytheists Ibrahim Ali Salaam is an example for us. He was Hanif who is honey honey for someone who worships only Allah because Hannover is too inclined to something. So he was someone who always inclined to Allah, meaning true to Allah worship Allah alone. And then

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Hanif also means muster clean, meaning someone who was firm on the right path, because there was many distractions, right, many other things that are calling you but Ibrahim Ernest and I'm stayed true to Allah subhanaw taala. He did not fall for the worship of this or that. No, he was true to Allah. So he inclined from every other thing, only to Allah. So he was a true monotheist. A man of pure belief, and this is what we're supposed to do. Cobell Milla Ibrahima hanifa and Ibrahim are listening was not emotionally he was not a polytheist to meet a polytheist meaning you did not worship multiple gods and if a person is worshiping anyone else beside God, whether it is the Holy

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Spirit or it is, you know, a, you know the marry or it is bizarre the sin of whatever it is, if a person is worshiping someone other than God, then that would be a form of polytheism. And this is shows us that there are elements of polytheism in in present in Judaism and Christianity. So Ibrahim an s&m one i can i mean ambush the king. And this is why we worship Allah and only Allah. When we pray. When we ask for something, we we pray to Allah. When we dedicate a good deed we dedicate that only for Allah pulu amen Nabila. Now the believers are being addressed that all of you should say that we have believed in Allah wallmount one Zilla Elena, and that which was revealed to us without

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wanting to Isla Ibrahima, what is Smar ILA what is harkaway or Kubo? Well as belt, and we also believe in whatever that was given to what was revealed to Ibrahim and his marine and his harp and your comb and the descendant The descendants refer to the prophets from among the children of Islam. So for example, we have the wilderness absolutely man, and Islam is a career a center. So we believe in all of them. We believe in all that was revealed to them, when our Oto musawah, Isa and we also believe in what was given to Moosa and Risa will not want to be you know, middle of behind, and we believe in what was given to the profits from their Lord, any profit, whatever that he was given. If

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God sent it, we believe in it, learn who Frederick Cobain hadn't been home, we make no distinction between any of them. We believe in all of them. We honor all of them. We don't differentiate between them. We don't say all we believe in this one. We don't believe in that one. No, we believe in all of the prophets of Allah. And part of this is that we believe in the prophets as prophets. Not that in our love and admiration of certain prophets, we exalt them to the level of God. No, we believe in them as prophets when I don't know who must be moon, and we are Muslims in submission to him, meaning we submit to Allah, we worship Him, He is our God. And the prophets are who our leaders in

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the sense that we are that there are examples so we follow them for in amanu be myth Lima are meant to be here for Cody. So if they believe in the same as you believe in that they have been rightly guided, who is you over here, it's the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam meaning of people believe in the same way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam believed that the companions believed and what is that? La ilaha illa Allah, that there is no god worthy of worship of Allah and Muhammad was sudo Allah and that Muhammad Sallallahu already said it was the Messenger of Allah. So we take him as our as our guide, then

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If they follow that, if they believe in the same way, then they have been rightly guided way into one loan for a number who fish your card. But if they turn away, they're only in dissension, meaning they're only opposing you, they don't really have any evidence. They're not upon the truth for celiac FICO hormone law, so you do not fear them, because Allah will be sufficient for you against them while he was semi rural earlier, and he is the hearing the knowing, you see, when you find out that someone is opposing you, they're being hostile towards you, then you are afraid, you worry. So the believers are comforted over here that you don't need to worry because Alo will protect you. And

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another very beautiful thing with earn in this idea is that our belief should be like that of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when we look at the sources of guidance, what are they, the first source of guidance for us is, of course the Quran. And then along with that, the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because he was sent to explain the Quran. So we cannot take the Quran, you know, independent of the prophetic teachings, we have to take both of them. And then we also have to look at the example of the companions What did they do, because they were the people present at the time when this revelation was given. So they were the

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people who were guided so we must take their example simple Attila and say ours is the color of Allah. Woman, our son amin, Allah has slipped over, and who is better than Allah in, in similar in color, when a hula hoop I'll be doing and we are worshipers of him. You see the word symbol at Allah, this phrase is very interesting. First of all, notice the fact that it's just that symbol at Allah what to do with a symbol with Allah is not mentioned. Because when you are strongly urging someone to do something, then you don't waste any time by saying Take this, or give me this, No, you go straight to the point. So civilized Allah, what it means is take on the color of Allah, or that

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ours is the color of Allah. And what is the symbol, what is a color symbol that is a color that has been, it's basically a dye. So for example, when you when you when you put on a permanent color, on a piece of cloth, for example, right? It's not the original color, it was taken on, right, and now it's become its unique identity. So the religion of Allah is called the color of Allah. Why? Because it is evident just as color is. And just like that, when a person is a Muslim bearing submission to Allah than there is time will be evident, their identity will be evident, it's not meant to be hidden. The Muslim identity is not meant to be concealed, it is going to be evident, it's going to

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become evident. And then secondly, it's also called civil, because of, because of the fact that a person has to strongly adhere to it. Meaning a when when when a when a shirt, for example, is is dyed in a certain color, then it the color stays on it wherever the shirt is, right? It's not like okay, I'll go here. So change the color go there, change the color, no, that change that change, that color is permanent. And similarly, our Muslim identity must be permanent. Islam is supposed to be a part of our lives, not just in the mosque, not just in Ramadan, not just at home. But no matter where we are, no matter what place no matter what time, no matter what we're doing, no matter who

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we're dealing with, so similar to Allah, and we learned that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, that, shall I not tell you about the best of you? And the people said, Yes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam said those who, when they're seen, Allah is remembered, meaning the moment you see them, you remember Allah, they remind you of Allah. You see, in certain religions, when a person adopts that particular religion, you know, they have to go through a certain ritual where a certain type of water is poured on them or sprinkled on them, or when children reach a certain age, you know, then there are certain ceremonies, these are all you know, their rituals to signify that a

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person has become a part of this religion. We don't have any such tradition. Why because Islam is supposed to be from the beginning to the end. And Islam is not just that you go and participate in a certain, you know, ceremony, and that's it. You know, Islam is not just a ceremony, it's not just a tradition. It's a way of life. It is something that you have to live practically live in every aspect of your life. Then it is said to her Dune and aphylla who were who are a boon our bukom said you argue with us about Allah while he is our Lord and your Lord, one another armor Luna welcome armor lucam for us are our deeds and for you are your deeds when a hula homonuclear soon and we are

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sincere to him. We are sincere to him. And this shows that we are supposed to be sincere

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To align every situation because Allah only accepts those deeds which are sincere for him. And the owner in the Ibrahima is Mariela what is harkaway or Kubo? Well as belta canewdon owner sorrow, or do you say that Ibrahim in a Sumerian is how can your kuben The descendants were Jews or Christians? Yeah, did Ibrahim Renison, I believe in the Christ did his heart is Santa Maria Culebra Islam claimed that they were yahood. No, they these names did not exist. What was the concept? The concept was about believing in one God worshiping one God, submitting to one God. So call unto Allah Mohammed, Allah say, Are you more annoying? Or is Allah who knows best? You who weren't even there

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at that time or God? Who, who who said these prophets sent His revelation, he knows best woman of all normal men, men, katama shahadat and you're in the home in a law and who is more unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from Allah. What is this testimony? It's the evidence that they have about the signs of the Prophet sallallahu radio's seven his description, but they hit it as we learned earlier, they conceal that they changed it, they removed it. So this is the height of injustice, when will love will be lofted in our math arm alone, and Allah is not unaware of what you do. So even when people try to bury the truth, they can never be successful tilka on Metallica, the

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holidays. Again, there is a warning that that is a nation which has passed on the profits are now gone. The Hama, cassava guanaco maca septum it will have the consequence of what it burned. And you will have what you have earned one apples, aluna and McHenry I'm alone and you will not be asked about what they used to do. So a warning is given at the end that your salvation depends not on where you were born. It does not depend on what blood you carry. It depends on what you believe in and what you do. So if you want salvation, then do as the righteous before you did. purify your faith and beautify your actions, purify your faith, meaning make it sincere worship only Allah and

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beautify your actions, more sin, how that you do you perform deeds, the way that Allah subhanaw taala likes, not as you desire, but as Allah subhanaw taala likes as he has commanded. So, reminiscing about your past is not enough. Just talking about the glory of her of your righteous is not sufficient. You have to do your part. May Allah subhanaw taala grant is all the tofik inshallah will conclude over here, subclinical lahoma will be handed a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta a stone fuuka Tobu la wa Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu