Tafsir Surah al Baqarah #05 S2 V142-171

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Salam or aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

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are the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim rubbish. Rahi Sabri were silly Omri wash Lola rock data melissani Yahoo Cali Allahumma and the Colby was sadly Sonny was ruled Sufi motto Colby Armenia robola alameen inshallah, we will continue with our study of Sudoku Baccarat and we will begin with just number two from iron number 142. Allah subhanaw taala says say akula sufa how Amina nurse malwa Allah humann payability haemolytic Anwar la her only Allah Hill musharaka well Muslim yeah the mania Sha o Ll sweet all claim was the theme. The foolish among the people will say that what has turned them away from their Qibla which they used to

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face, say to them, to Allah belongs the east and the west, he guides whom He wills to a straight path. The background of these verses is that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam migrated to Medina, initially he prayed Salah, facing baitul muck this in Jerusalem. Remember that in Makkah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray Salah facing north. Why because this way he could face both the Kaaba as well as baitul marketers because better marketers which is in Jerusalem is in the north of Makkah. But when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam migrated to Medina, then remember that Medina is also to the north of Makkah. So if a person in Medina is facing north, then

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they get to face vital markers but in order to face the Kaaba, a person would have to face south. So now this was a completely opposite direction. So in Medina, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam faced baitul marketers when praying Salah for the first 16 or 17 months, and remember that beta muchness this was the, the Qibla of the previous profits. So in regard to the Qibla, the Muslims and the Jews were now the same. But then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was instructed by Allah exalted, to pray, facing the Kaaba, to pray facing the house that Ibrahim and ismar ila alayhi wa sallam had built, Ibrahim alayhis salaam, who was the father of the prophets, who was the Eman for

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all people. And we learn that in the previous verses that we studied at the end of the first Joe's we learned about the beautiful way in which Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his married areas Salaam, built the Kaaba, and the drawers also that they had made. So now this change of Qibla, we see that this is an example of pneus, which is also something that we studied earlier and sort of bacala an example of abrogation, that how a certain command was given, but then later on, it was changed. So when the crippler was changed, we see that there was quite an uproar. There was a lot of criticism from the opponents of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What was the criticism the criticism

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was that if the first pillar was valid, then why the change? And if this is supposed to be the Qibla that you're supposed to follow, then why were you upon the previous one for so long? So Allah subhanaw taala responds, that say a kulu suffer hell Amina nurse, the foolish will say, meaning it is only out of foolishness that people will criticize earlier insulted abakada we learned that it is only a foolish person who would not follow the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam when a young hub or a military Ibrahima in Lamin Sophie and obsah. And what was the way of Ibrahim are they said on the way of Ibrahim or the salon was of complete surrender to

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Allah, if Allah Allah hora boo, a slim Kala Islam to the Abdullah Al Amin. So remember that it is not the direction of the East, it is not the direction of the west or the north or the South that have some, you know virtue in them. The real virtue is in submitting to the command of Allah. It isn't submitting to Allah subhanaw taala his order and obeying Him and worshiping Him, because it is so cool Lila Hill Marsh Rico will moderate the east and the west belong to Allah. So the main thing in worship is obedience to Allah. And remember that Allah subhanaw taala can command his slaves to face whichever direction that he wants. So but I've been asked about a lot more and he said, that

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the first prayer which the Prophet sallallahu Sallam offered facing the Kaaba, meaning in Medina was there are some prayer in the company of some people. And then someone who had offered the prayer over there, came out and you know, went somewhere else. And he saw some people praying,

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meaning he saw some people praying Salah in the previous Qibla. So he told them that look, I prayed with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he faced the Carbo he faced mcca. So what happened, these people who were praying and who were in a state of recor, right there and then they turned around, meaning the to complete 180 degree turn, in order to face the Kaaba in prayer. And so but I've been, as I've said, that the Jews and the People of the Scripture used to be happy to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam facing Jerusalem in Salah. But when he changed his direction toward the Kaaba during the prayer, they disapproved of it. And so this is what is mentioned over

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here that say akula Sophia, how Amina NAS, the foolish will definitely criticize, but you don't need to worry about them. And you don't need to doubt what you're doing because it is Allah subhanaw taala who has commanded you to face this particular direction in Salah. And then at the end of the ayat has mentioned yet the mania shall Isla slit Alton was the theme that Allah subhanaw taala guides whomsoever He wants to the straight path. Remember, that's what often was the theme, the straight path is the is the path, it is the way of obedience to Allah, that whatever Allah subhanaw taala commands, the servant does that. But remember that guidance to the straight path is not just

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with knowledge, meaning it is not just enough to know what the right thing to do is, it is also important that a person gets the ability that they'll feel to do what is right. So it is said yesterday, may a Chateau de los ultimos talking. It is Allah who guides whomsoever He wants to the straight path. And to be on set often was the theme, a person is in need of this beat, a person is in need of stability and firmness. Because doing the right thing is not always easy. When you're doing something right. At times people will criticize you, they will mock you, they will ridicule you, their assumptions of you are not founded on any truth. And sometimes they will say things about

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you or to you on your face or behind your back. And these words, and these behaviors are very, very hurtful. So how can you remain firm? On what is truth? How can you have this beat when you rise above what the sofa has say? When you don't worry about what the foolish say? So we have to stop caring about people's opinions of you. Stop caring about people's opinions of you. When people can be so confident and bold in doing what is wrong in saying What is wrong? Why should you not be confident in doing what is right? Who has a stronger reason for feeling secure? The one who is obeying Allah or the one who is disobeying Allah. So when you know that you're doing something

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right, then you do not fear the criticism of the critics realize that their criticism is coming from a place of foolishness, because criticizing the commands of Allah is pure foolishness and surrendering to Allah subhanaw taala is commands. This shows that a person is intelligent, and they're wise and it is necessary that we ask Allah subhanaw taala for he Daya that dinner Serato muster pain that he or Allah grant that yeah Allah Guide us to the straight path, meaning your Allah grant me knowledge of what pleases you and then give me the ability to do what pleases you and then keep me firm on the path that leads to your pleasure. So remember that hedaya includes three things.

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It includes it shed, it includes knowledge, it includes so feel, the ability to do what is right and it also includes this beat to remain

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firm on what is right then Allah subhanaw taala says worker Valley caja are now come on Martin was southpaw and thus we have made you a just community. Why Lita? Kunal shuhada ins that you will be witnesses over the people. Way. akuna Rasulullah, Aleikum shahida and the messenger will be a witness over you. Meaning just as Allah subhana wa tada has guided you to the straight path. Allah subhana wa tada has given you the ability to surrender to Him, to submit to Him to obey Him. Allah subhanaw taala has also made you and oma, that is what's up. So the blessings of Allah are mentioned over here. And what is what's up, what's up basically means idle and feel, meaning that which is

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most just the most moderate, that which is free from extremes.

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And that essentially is the best because as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Hyrule ohmori osato her, the best of matters is that which is in the middle. Why? Because what is in the middle is free from extremes. Think about it, what kind of temperature is best, neither too hot, nor too cold. So you all Muslims are the nation that is Wessels, meaning the best. So you are a people of knowledge, and you are a people of action, that Allah subhanaw taala has given you clear guidance. So you're not going to be like the previous nations who distorted the Scripture, who abandoned and forgot about what Allah subhanaw taala revealed to them, who argued with their

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prophets who stalled obedience, who made demands, who pursued their desires. No, you are mutton wesselton you are the best nation, so be the best. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that in nicoma fatum, Sabrina omet an antihero her were a chromo her Allah Allah, that you complete 70 nations meaning so many nations have gone before you and you are the 17th of which you are the best and dearest to Allah, meaning out of all the different nations, you are the best and the dearest to Allah. So for the best oma is the best Tabler the best prayer direction, which is the direction of the Kaaba. Why? Because the Kaaba is the best place on Earth. Right. It is the first house of

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worship that was built on Earth. It is a place that is Mubarak, that is a source of blessing that is filled with goodness. So and remember that it is also the house that was built by Ibrahim alayhis salam. So when you are the best nation, then be confident, be confident Allah subhanaw taala has given you knowledge, and he has revealed his script his book, and he has guided you to the best of ways. So be confident. No matter what the haters say. There will always be people who will criticize you, who will not spare a moment except that they will not say something negative about you. So do not be afraid of them. And remember your role. Remember your position that you are supposed to be

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witnesses over people. Later, Kunal shuhada are alumnus, meaning based on the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given you, you have to testify on the day of judgment that the messengers of Allah conveyed, that the messengers of Allah conveyed the message of Allah to their nations, that Allah who was not unjust, Allah who was not unfair to people, that he did not offer guidance to them. No, Allah subhanaw taala sent messengers, he revealed books, and those who disbelieved, disbelieved because of their own pride, because they followed their own desire. So for example, the people of the book at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam.

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They knew they recognized his truthfulness. They saw the signs, they were conveyed the message very clearly. But when they disbelieved they disbelieved, not out of ignorance, but out of jealousy. So you are oma to ourself have to confirm the prophets of Allah on the Day of Judgment, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be a witness over you how that he is going to testify that he conveyed the message to you. So what are you going to do? Are you going to be stubborn like the previous nations? Or are you going to surrender to the command of Allah? We learn in a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that Prophet No, Haile Selassie will be called on the

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Day of Judgment, and he will say lebec was our day. Oh my lord, Allah spawn Tada. We'll ask him, did you convey the message and know how to use it? And we'll say that yes, I did. So then his nation will be asked that did he conveyed the message to you, but his nation will

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Say no warner ever came to us. Nobody ever told us. So then the last panel tada will say to know how to set up that, that who will bear witness in your favor? meeting? Do you have anyone who will confirm what you're saying? So know how they sit down we'll say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his followers. So then the Muslims will testify that yes, no Halle Salaam did convey the message, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be a witness over you. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited this ayah and then it is said when a journal table atleti kuntala La Hoya in Lally narla mania tabula rasa soon mammalian kalibo Allah rpba and we did

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not make the fibula which you use to face except that we might make evident those who would follow the messenger from who would turn back on his heels Subhan Allah. You see if Allah subhanaw taala wanted, he could have commanded on the first day that the Muslim space the Kaaba in prayer, the first day that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam migrated to Medina, this command could have been given, but he the exalted, commanded that first the Muslim space baitul marketers, and then he commanded that they face the Carbo why Lena Aloma mania Tibet of Rasulullah Mei Mei and kalibo, Allah rpba, to test people to see who is it that really follows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, and who is it that turns away. So remember, Allah subhanaw taala, tests His servants through the commands that he gives them, Allah subhanaw taala does not need our worship, he does not need us to worship Him, to pray to Him to recite Quran, to make draw too fast to give the cat to give some other cartago for her to speak the truth, so on and so forth, Allah is not in need of our obedience, but when he gives us certain commands, when he when he gives us certain prohibitions, that you are allowed to do this, or you're not allowed to do this. Now, now it is time for this particular action. Now you must stop this particular action, all of these laws, these limits these rules, these

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regulations, why have they been given? They have been been given to test us to see who is it that follows the messenger sallallahu early who was similar, and who was at the turns away, turns away, meaning a person says Oh, it doesn't make any sense to me, there's no way that I could do this, you know, I quit. So, basically, through these commands, through these prohibitions, and through abrogation, also, Allah subhanaw taala tests His servants, and note and look at these words in Lally, narla, except that we know remember that Allah subhanaw taala already knows what people are going to do, even before they do anything. But Allah Subhana thought only judges people, after they

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have done what they have done, meaning he will give them reward, or he will give them punishment, after people have made their choices after people have done what they have done. And this part of the IR also shows us how important it is to follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because Allah tested the believers to expose those who truly follow him sallallahu wasallam and those who don't. So remember that following the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is a big deal. It is a big deal. It is a sign of Allah's love for a servant and the sign of the servants love for Allah. Because Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, that call in constant to a boon Allah factor be Rooney, that

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if you truly love Allah than Follow me, meaning follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is why we should follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to the best of our ability. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that even the hate to command che in French then he boohoo, what either emoticon be amazing for two men who must have thought that when I command you to do something, than do it to the best of your ability, and when I love when sorry, when I forbid you from something, then stay away from it. And when I commend you with something, then do it to the best of your ability. In another head these we learned that all of my followers will enter agenda

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except those who refuse so the people asked, Who are those who refuse, he said, whoever obeys me will enter Jannah and whoever disobeyed me is the one who who has refused, meaning. It is as though he has refused to enter Jannah a stop federal law. So remember, our success is in following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then it is said what in Canada lockerby Ratan Illa. Allah Lavina had Allah and indeed it is difficult except for those

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Whom Allah has guided meaning this change of Qibla was actually very difficult except for the people whom Allah subhanaw taala guided. So this shows us that Deen following the religion following the commands in Islam is made easy for the person who is guided by Allah. So, when you find certain things difficult when you find it difficult for example to pray, you find it difficult to recite the Quran, you find it difficult to you know fast you find it difficult to you know,

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leave what is unlawful, right or to you know, earn lawful money, anything, any command of Islam that you find difficult then what do you need to do you need to ask a loss punctata for he Daya that your Allah guide me remember that change is something difficult. And this change of Qibla you know, of course, it was difficult for people because when you you know we as human beings get set you know, we get fixed in certain patterns and what happens is that we we develop a likeness for the kind of you know, habits that we have developed, we get so accustomed and used to them, that suddenly changing ourselves or changing our course of action can be you know, difficult on the knifes. So,

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especially, you know, when we learn something later on in our lives, for example, you find out at the age of 40 that the way that you have been doing bluecore you have been making, you know, to court in your Salah was wrong. Or for example, you find out that the way that you had been reciting the Quran was not really correct. So, when you find out that you know, I have to change myself I have to learn something new. Yes, that learning can be difficult, but remember, it is not impossible, it is not hard, breaking old habits can be difficult, but it is not impossible. It is made easy for the person whom Allah subhanaw taala guides. So any change that you believe you need

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to make, or you learn that I need to make this change in myself, whether it is with regards to worship or your behavior, or you know your dealings with people or even for example your source of income. Yes, it is frightening. Yes, it may be scary. Yes, it may be very daunting, but it is not impossible. It is possible. If Allah subhanaw taala guides you so ask Allah for guidance, then it is said one can Allah Julio lira EMA and acoem. And never would Allah have caused you to lose your faith in Allah have been nurses are often Rahim Indeed Allah is to the people, kind and merciful, even our basketball de la Horne, who said about this idea, that when the Messenger of Allah

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sallallahu earlier said I'm turned towards the Kaaba in prayer meeting when the Qibla was changed, the people asked or messenger of Allah, what will happen with those who died while they prayed with their faces toward Jerusalem, meaning they never got to face the Kaaba in prayer. They died while they were still facing beta muchness in Salah. So is there Salah still valid? So Allah subhanaw taala revealed this idea that their prayers are valid, and your prayers which you performed facing bacon markers are also valid. So the Muslims are reassured that your previous work your effort has not been made has not been wasted, because you did it with a man, you did it with faith, and you did

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it as part of your faith in obedience to Allah for the sake of Allah. So Allah will not render those prayers useless. And then we see over here that Salah is called amen over here, and this shows us how important Salah is that it is like faith, meaning, meaning Salah is a major part of faith and it is also an evidence of faith. And remember that faith is not just you know, having certain beliefs, faith Eman is in action as well. It is in what we do as well. And then the eye ends with that Allah subhanaw taala is towards people off and Rahim that he is kind and merciful, very kind, very merciful because you see these are two names that are coming together over here emphasizing the

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mercy the compassion, you know the kindness of Allah subhanaw taala towards his servants and remember that Rafa is a shadow Rama It is to be extremely compassionate. So both of these names are coming together over here, that Allah subhanaw taala is very merciful towards people. So he will not waste your previous worship. You worshiped Allah subhana wa tada facing baitul marketers, why in obedience to Allah and now if you

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First the karma that is also in obedience to Allah. Then it is said other neurotoxin Luba wedgie, Kofi sama, felon one Leon Naka, FIBA Latin turtle Baja, we have certainly seen the turning of your face toward the sky, and we will surely turn you to a Qibla with which you will be pleased. Remember that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he actually wanted to face the Kaaba in prayer. And he hoped for this command, and he waited for it. So he would look up toward the sky, in anticipation in hope, because that is what we typically do. You know, when we're making draw, when we're expecting something, you know, from Allah subhanaw taala when we're hoping for something, of course, we're not

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allowed to look up towards the sky in Salah, that is something we're not allowed to do. But outside of Salah, you know, for example, you are walking, you're sitting somewhere, and then you you know, remember the things that you want or a change that you desperately seek in your life. So, you know, as you're thinking about it, you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for it, you keep looking up towards the sky. So this has mentioned, meaning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, salaam, eagerness, his wish for the Qibla to be changed is mentioned over here. But we see something so beautiful, that even though the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to face the Kaaba in prayer, he did not do

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that, until he was commanded. He did not do that until he was given that instruction. And this is the reason why we are supposed to follow the Prophet sallallahu wasallam because he was so excellent in his worship. Allah subhanaw taala called him is his slave, his worshiper, because the way that he worshipped a lot, the way that he obeyed Allah is so excellent in so beautiful, he only did what Allah subhanaw taala commanded him to do. Then it is said, for one Li word, your Hakka shutter oil masjidul How long were hazelnut quantum for our Lu would you have come shutter Ah, so turn your face to word almost to the harem. And wherever you believers are, turn your faces to word it. So we see

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here that first the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is instructed to face and must have been held on meaning the Kaaba in prayer. And then the believers are instructed. And it is made clear that wherever you are, meaning what whenever, you know, the time for prayer comes, wherever you are, what should you do, first, you determine the direction of the Qibla, then you face the Qibla, and you begin your prayer. So facing the Qibla is a precondition for the validity of Salah, meaning it's, we have to face the Qibla, we have to make sure we're facing the Qibla before we begin the Salah, this is something that we have to pay attention to. And this is something that is obligatory

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regardless of where we are at home at work abroad in the east or the west, you know, on land or at sea, unless, of course a person is unable to face the Qibla. Why are they unable to face the Qibla? Firstly, because they do not have the means to figure out which direction the Qibla is. And at times, this happens with people, they don't have any, you know, compass or any resources, you know, to figure out which direction the Qibla is, you know, for example, if it's nighttime, and a person does not know how to read the stars, how do they figure out if even if it's daytime, and the sun is there, the shadows are there. But if a person does not know how to read, you know that to determine

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direction, then they're unable. Likewise, sometimes what happens is that a person sometimes knows which which direction the Qibla is, but they are not in a position to face the problem. So for example, when you're in an airplane, then what do you do, you're not able to, you know, make the plane stop, right land so that you can pray, you're not able to turn, you know the direction of the aeroplane, you're not, you know, you're confined to a very narrow, a very small space. So you basically don't have much control over your situation. So in a situation like that, it is it is understandable. But otherwise, remember, we are supposed to face the Qibla in prayer, and this is a

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matter that we must take seriously. And then notice over here, that for one Lu would you come shutter other word shutter is interesting. shutter is it means face the direction of because remember that turning in the precise angle, of course that's not going to be possible. So shutter is to face the direction of meaning face the direction which is towards the Kaaba, not that, you know the the precise angle at which you're turning should be such that, you know, if you were to draw a straight line and it would, you know, go through the Kaaba, that that is not possible. But what is meant is

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That you face in the direction of the Kaaba. And this also teaches us something very beautiful that you know, we don't worship the Kaaba, no way, we actually worship Allah subhanaw taala. And this is a direction that Allah subhanaw taala has given us to face when we worship him or zoologia. And also remember that we're supposed to face the direction of the karma, which means that even if the karma was not there, even if the karma, mullahs penalty to protect us, but even if the karma was, you know, for example, destroyed or demolished, we lost power to protect us but if even something like that happened, we would continue to pray facing the you know, the direction of almost either heroin,

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because it is not the building, it is that direction which Allah subhanaw taala has chosen for us. And then I just mentioned what in the Medina auto Kitab Allah Allah Muna Anna who have come a rugby him and Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture, well know that it is the truth from their Lord, warm Allah who below fill in on my arm alone, and Allah is not unaware of what they do. So you do not need to doubt yourself if people do not accept, you know, you just check if your actions align with what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed with what Allah subhanaw taala has commanded. And if that is the case, then Alhamdulillah and if you need to correct yourself, you know, to to the to

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make sure that you are your actions are aligned with the commands of Allah than Alhamdulillah. And when you're doing what is right, then do not fear what people say, when in a title Lavina O'Toole kitabi coonley I attend Mehta be rupee balletic and if you brought to those who are given the Scripture, every sign, they would not follow your Qibla meaning the people who do not want to believe, then such people do not benefit from evidence, they do not benefit from, you know, any argument or any proof or any discussion. Because we see that the Jews at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he they opposed him out of jealousy, not with evidence. So the

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person whose heart is filled with bias, or hatred or jealousy, that evidence is will not help them. So arguing with them and trying to appease them would be a complete waste of time. So your goal in life should not be to appease the haters. Do not exhaust yourself in trying to convince them do not make this your ultimate goal that people should be happy with me. People should be pleased with me. I don't want people to think bad about me. So I will go and you know, talk to them and try to convince them and I will beg them. No, I mean you you do what you can. But remember that if a person you know has a problem with you, because they're jealous of you, or you know, because of their

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arrogance, then that there's no way that you can help them The problem is there's not yours. And remember that a person whose heart is clean, a person who is humble, then such a person when he learns the truth he accepts it. So unless panel tada tells us in the Quran, sorry for an IRT alladhina, Taka Verona fill early belated help, that I will turn away from my signs, those who are arrogant upon the earth without any right what in your own color is in lie you may not be her. And if they should see every sign, they will not believe in it. What in your own sebelah rushdi layer Tahira who sebelah and if they were to see the way of correctness, they would not adopt it as a way.

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So remember, we will so basically what we learn from from this is that a person whose heart is clean, a person whose heart is free of jealousy and arrogance, then such a person benefits from the evidences from the truth that is conveyed to them. And a person whose heart is filled with jealousy, or with arrogance, than such people do not benefit from the truth that is presented to them, then it is said woman and Tabby tiberian People at home, why my bar boom Butterbeer in kubelet about nor will you be a follower of their Qibla you're not going to follow their Qibla Why? Because you know the truth now, nor would they be followers of one another's people, meaning they themselves are

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divided, who the people of the book, How dare they criticize you then you see the people of the book are not unanimous about the importance and virtue of beta marketers which is which they call the Temple Mount. And we learned that the Christians gave it no importance whatsoever. And for them, the holy site is actually another church and not the beta marketers. And they had literally converted by to mock this the Temple Mount

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into a garbage dump. And the Jews believe that the Temple Mount is too holy for them to even enter. So people who themselves are confused, you don't fall victim to their criticism. And in general also, you know, some people have a habit of talking bad about or criticizing or refuting, you know one person after another, so don't get affected by their negative talk. Today they're attacking you yesterday, they attacked someone else last year they attacked someone else. So, learn to ignore such people, when in it the varta who are a home member, the manager or criminal or in in either lemina lolly mean. So if you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, indeed

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you would then be among the wrongdoers. Remember following the desires of people after gaining knowledge is a form of wool. This is a form of wrongdoing, oppression. So it is not correct to follow desire, not your own and not of other people. Meaning after you know what the truth is, after you learn what Allah subhanaw taala has commanded, then stick to that and don't follow the follow the desires of people follow houda not HAUER And we see that the Prophet sallallahu ertapenem is warned over here that if you were to follow them after knowledge has come to you, then you would be committing oppression, you would be doing something seriously wrong. So we should be careful about

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this. The Prophet sallallahu earlier said and warned us. He said what I fear for you the most is chahatein Lee feeble Tunica fujichrome lust in regard to your stomachs and your private parts meaning the desire the carnal desires that you have, this is what I fear for you most and when will they let heal her and pursuing misleading desires? This is what I fear for you a lot. So we should also fear this for ourselves that we should not follow our desires that everything we feel like doing or saying we go ahead and do it and say it. No, when we learned the truth, that this is something that Allah subhanaw taala likes. And this is something that allows Pousada does not like,

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then what is that then what is needed on our part is that we made the change in ourselves, and levena it now Homeworld Kitab yardi funa, who come IRT funa urban at home, we're in North Korea coming home, late to moon and help our home era moon, those to whom we gave the Scripture, know him or know it, as they know their own souls sorry, as they know their own sons, their own children, but indeed a party of them conceal the truth while they know it. We're in nefaria coming home late to monell. haka. Wahoo, Marla moon, you see the people of the book, knew about the Kaaba being the Qibla and they knew the truth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but they didn't want to

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admit it. So what did they do? They pretended as if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not the Prophet they were waiting for. they pretended as if the Kaaba was not even, you know, a direction to be faced. And this is like, you know, a person who recognizes his son, but then pretends as if his son is not his own. This is absolutely foolish, foolish behavior. We see that in the Bible. Indeed, there are numerous references to the you know about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, even about, you know, the Valley of bekah. Right, the city of Makkah, but those who don't want to admit it will never admit it. They will say it is something else. Remember that a covenant

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was taken from all of the prophets about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We learned this in sort of earlier in Ron I 81. were lost puntata says that what is a hot Allah who meets up on a beginner, lemme Arteta communicate Harbin Rohit Martin samaya, a camera Salam masa de Colima, Morocco led to me no NaVi he will attend sooner. All of the profits were made to you know, we're basically they had to make this covenant with the last panel,

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that when the Prophet of Allah comes, they would believe in him and they would follow him. And a Prophet would make this covenant on behalf of will on behalf of his nation. So this is something that all nations were supposed to do believe in the Prophet sallallahu where to send him and help him. Allah tada says about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that a lady named Toby Runa rasulillah Nabeel omiya lady aji Luna, who MK two burner in the home Fatah rotti will entail that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam define him written, meaning they find his mentioned, written with them in their books in the Torah and in the Gospel, but those who don't want

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to admit will never admit

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Aloha coma Robic so it is mentioned that the truth is from your Lord, find out the corner nominal mom terrain. So never be among the doubters, never be of those who doubt any sometimes it happens that the truth is so clear, the truth is unique. There's there's absolutely no doubt about it. Yet people will reject it, people will refuse it. So then you'll begin to think, well, if they don't believe in it, then maybe it is not true. No, even if no single person believes in the truth, the truth is still the truth. facts don't change because of people's denial. Facts do not change because of people's refusal. So when the truth is from your Lord, and remember, every command of Allah is

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how it is the truth, then we should not be of those who doubt, even if nobody else, you know follows it, or, you know, adheres to it or believes in it, even if you are the only one holding on to that truth, then be that only one, when he couldn't you wish you hadn't, who am only her first cervical hierarchy, for each is a direction toward which it faces. So race to good, this is so beautiful. You see each individual, every nation, every community, you know, every individual has some goal has some, you know, belief that they cling to, that they, you know, that they strive towards, and some kind of goal, or you know, what they what they believe is very, very important, which is what they

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keep turning towards again and again, meaning all of their efforts is directed towards it. So some people, you know, their ultimate goal is to, for example, criticize others. So they will find one in one individual to criticize, then another individual to criticize, they're always looking for faults, they're always looking for problems, they're always looking for, you know, people who they can attack. So, almost parameterize directing us over here. First 30 call higher odds, that what should be your goal, what should be your ultimate concern that you should race towards goodness, and hierarchy, good deeds, and this can include all types of good deeds, meaning, this is what you

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should be turning towards again and again, that you do one good deed, and then you follow it up with another and then another, and then another. So shift your focus away from people and, you know, appeasing them trying to please them and make your goal something else. What should your goal be, that you want to advance and go forward in doing good things, find good things to do. And when you desire to do good, then Allah subhanaw taala will give you the ability. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you're smiling in the face of your brother's charity, commanding good and forbidding evil is charity, you're giving directions to a person who has lost is also charity,

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you're, you know, seeing for a man with bad vision is a charity meaning if a person is not able to see and you lead them, you help them figure out which way to go. This is also a form of charity, meaning it is rewardable your removal of a rock a thorn or a bone from the road is charity, you're pouring what remains of your bucket into the bucket of your brother is charity for you, Allahu Akbar. So first topical hierarchy, you'll be eager to do good and be eager to get ahead of others in doing good things. Don't get caught up in you know proving others wrong and proving yourself right. And you know, getting lost in you know, arguments and discussions and wasting your time in that new

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via people of action, not not a people of talk. And then it has mentioned a no matter Qunu yet to become Allah who Jimmy or wherever you may be Allah who will bring you forth all together in Allah Allah coalition in Kadir Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. You see, we must remember one fact of our lives that we're going to die sooner or later and who knows, today may be our last day. So take the matter of your time and your life very seriously. Life is precious, every moment is precious. And these moments we can spend in you know wasting our time arguing with people or we can spend in doing things that Allah subhanaw taala likes. And you see facing the Qibla This is a you

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know, this is a command which Alice Pandora has given us and it has deep wisdoms. You see wherever we are. Every single time that we pray, we turn towards the Qibla we come back

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To the direction, you know, that particular direction that we're supposed to face, we bring the you know, we redirect ourselves and just like that, you know, over the day we get distracted, we get, you know, lost in one thing and then another thing we waste our time here, we waste our time there, but then facing the Qibla praying Salah reminds us that no turn back, turn back to your real goal face your real goal. So, you know the impact of the Qibla is beyond the Salah. And then Salah You know, it reminds us that we're supposed to be facing Allah subhanaw taala right, we're supposed to be worshipping Allah subhanaw taala seeking his approval. And so it is mentioned over here that

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wherever you will be a lost parent, I will bring you all together, meaning your life is short. You're going to die very soon. So remember the temporary the temporary nature of your life and don't waste your life. Don't waste your time in useless frivolous things in the Lucha Allah cliche in curried then it is said women hate ohata for only what you Hakka Chaparral masjidul haraam what in the hulan hakomi rahbek one Allah who be lawful in a matter Malone. So from wherever you go out for prayer, turn your face to word and must either head on and indeed it is the truth from your Lord and Allah is not unaware of what you do. Women Hey Sahaja for one leeward you Hakka Chaparral masjidul

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Huron, well, hey, Thelma quantum for one Lu would you have come shutter Ah, and from wherever you go out, turn your face toward almost either how long and wherever you believers maybe turn your faces to word it. You see over here the command to face the Qibla is being given repeatedly, over and over again. And the wisdom The reason behind facing the Qibla facing the Kaaba is being mentioned. The first time that the command was given in these verses was to establish the rule of the Qibla that you must face the Qibla when you pray Salah. And remember that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam also wished to face the face the Kaaba in Salah. The second time the command was given in these verses

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was to clarify that the pueblos to be faced in all places and all times meaning whether you are in Makkah, in the vicinity of the Kaaba, or you are somewhere far away, even if you're traveling, you have to face the Kaaba in prayer you have to face the right pillar. And then the third time the command is given is to make clear that we should never you know leave the Qibla in the sense that we should never take this matter lightly. That you know if we are if we find it easy okay face the Qibla and if it's a little challenging that you know you have to take your phone out and determine the you know the direction of the Qibla then you say oh I don't fit you know, this is a bit

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cumbersome. No, no matter what situation you are in, no matter what place you are in, when it is time to pray, face the right Qibla unless as we discussed earlier, it is impossible for a person Lee Allah Connolly Nasir Alaykum hood jetten illa larina Lola Moomin home filata show home while shoni while he Oh, Tim minear Mati Aleykum Well, I look on data Dune, why faced the Qibla at all times in all places, in order that the people will not have any argument against you. Because if you do not take the matter of crypto seriously then yes, people will say that all when they feel like it they face the Qibla when they don't feel like it they don't face the Qibla and if they were to say that

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about you, okay, that makes sense. And also remember that any the Jews they would say that the Prophet sallallahu earlier said him if he is you know, a continuation of the previous prophets then why does he follow a different Qibla from ours and the machines that Muslims are just following their you know, wishes, changing things whenever they want. So it has said over here that li la akuna Lin Nasir Alaykum hood jetten be consistent, and be firm in your principles. Why so that people don't have any reason to argue against you in alladhina wala momentum except for those people who commit wrong among them, meaning there are some people who will continue to speak negatively

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about you, no matter what you do. Meaning their mouths will never seal their their tongues will never stop talking against you. So no matter what you do, no matter how good you do it, there will always be people people who will criticize you. So you must learn to ignore them and focus on what you're supposed to do. So for laptops show home, do not fear them while show ni but fear me, Do not fear people but instead fear Allah subhanaw taala you see the way

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That is used over here for fear Russia. Russia is fear that is founded on knowledge on the awareness of, you know the enormity of something, or the greatness of someone. greatness, you know their greatness and also awareness of, you know what might come from them of harm, you know when you know that they that they are able to harm you. So what happens is that you fear them. So it is mentioned over here, that fanatical showhome do not have hatia of people, meaning no matter how great you think they are, and no matter how powerful people may appear to you may seem to you remember that Allah subhanaw taala is greater Allahu acabado. Allah is the Greatest. So this is why fear Allah,

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why, because in the fear of Allah is salvation, it ultimately saves a person, the Prophet sallallahu earlier seldom mentioned certain things in which his salvation for people, and one of them, he said, the fear of Allah, in secret in private and in public, meaning no matter where a person is, they fear Allah, this is something that will save a person. Why? Because you see when a person fears Allah than they are consistent, then they are principled, that no matter where they are, what situation they're in, they do what is right, and they stay away from what is wrong. But when a person has fear of people, then they keep changing. They keep changing in one place, you know, in a

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certain gathering with certain individuals, they become like them, Why? Because they want to come across as very, you know, friendly, etc. And then in another gathering and another set of people, they're completely different. So people who fear, fear human beings, individuals who fear people, what happens is that they keep changing, they're not able to stay consistent. They're not able to even stay true to themselves, but a person who fears a law, then such a person has consistency. So falaqa showhome wa shoni. And then it is said, Well, he Oh, Tim minear materialet come with our local data rune and it is so I may complete my favor upon you and that you may be guided Allah Koba

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the Qibla, the change of Qibla meaning now you're supposed to face the Kaaba, why? Because this is a part of the completion and perfection of Allah subhanaw taala is blessing on you. Which blessing, the blessing of Islam, the blessing of the religion, Allah subhanaw taala says Aloma occulta Welcome Dena como. La come near Mati. What a lead to LA como Islam Medina. So what is that neuroma? It is it is the neuroma of Islam. So this is a part of completing the laws for us that Allah, Allah has commanded us which direction to face, this is not just left to us that okay, whichever direction you find convenient, you can pray and and imagine if that was the case, would we be able to pray in the

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huddle around, you know, around the Kaaba, it would be impossible. So, when everybody faces one direction, and we form roles, then Salah is so much more beautiful. And then it is said with our lack of data, the moon, and so you may be rightly guided meaning when you will fear only a law, then you will be rightly guided. And if you fear people, then you cannot be rightly guided, you see, part of right guidance is that a person stays firm on Soraka mustafi. Because a lot of people learn about, you know what needs to be done and they start doing it also, but then they're not able to stay consistent. How often it happens that a person starts doing something good. But then after a

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year or two they stop. Why? Why isn't it that they remain guided? Because the fear of people took over them. So well are Allah compatible? In order to remain firm on guidance? We have to remove the fear of people from our hearts and how do we remove the fear of people from our hearts by remembering that Allah subhanaw taala is greater and we fear him come out or Sanofi come Rasulullah min come yet Lu alaikum IR Tina, where user k come where you are limo como el Kitab al hikma where you are limo co mellem taco Nutella moon, just as we have sent among you a messenger from yourselves, reciting to you our verses and purifying you and teaching you the book and the Wisdom

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and teaching you that which you did not know come out of Salafi come just as we sent a messenger among you, meaning this is a this is also a blessing. So the coming of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we learned from this idea is a huge blessing. He was the answer to the DA of Abraham

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hemara his center. So the blessing of Qibla is mentioned in the previous verses. And then and as mentioned that, basically when we're being told is that the blessing of Qibla is not the first blessing that Allah has given to this oma. It is not the first gift that Allah has given to this oma, have you considered Have you thought about the blessing of the Prophet sallallahu? Are they he was suddenly what a what a, what an excellent teacher what an excellent example. He was Rasulullah min, come a messenger from yourselves, so that you can relate with him, and you can recognize him, he knows you and you know him. You are familiar with him. And then look at what the prophet

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sallallahu wasallam did. he recites to you our verses, and he purifies you, he purifies you, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said on purified people does Gere How How did he purify them? He purified them by taking them away from schicke towards the heyde because remember that purification does skia includes two things. The first step of Ischia is to get rid of what is dirty, to get rid of what is impure. All right. And then the second step of this gear is to beautify with what is clean to beautify, you know, a place a person or whatever it is with what you want to put on. So, there is a layer, sorry, there is a layer to get rid of the impurity, and then at the helia adornment, so the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he purified this ummah, how? By removing schilke from them, and teaching them towhead by removing react from them, and teaching them sincerity. Bye, bye by removing meaning by telling them by showing them that treachery and deceit is wrong, it is something that we should leave. And instead, we should be honest, we should have integrity, that we should leave what is false, and we should accept we should take on what is truthful, we should leave pride, and we should be humble instead, that we should leave bad manners and we should adopt good manners, that we should leave division and hatred, and we should be united and friendly and loving towards one

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another. So isn't this such a huge blessing? That the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't just come and convey that you know what all people this is what you're supposed to do? No, you said Kiko, he purifies you when you are lemo como Kitab al hikmah. He teaches you the book The Quran, the meaning of the Quran, and he also teaches you wisdom and wisdom is the ability to make the right decision at the right time to put things where they're actually truly belong. And the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm taught us how to follow the commands of Allah. When you are lemo command enter cornuta Allah mode, and he teaches you what you did not know how ignorant we were

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before the Quran. And Allah subhanaw taala restored a huge blessing upon mankind by sending His messenger to them, fed Cutrone a good comb wash guru Lee will attack for rune. So remember me, I will remember you and be grateful to me and do not deny me. Meaning when Allah subhanaw taala has given you such great favors such huge blessings, then what are you supposed to do? You're supposed to remember Allah, and you're supposed to thank Allah. And when you remember Allah, then as long as you remember Allah, you are with Allah. Because in a Hadees, we learned that Allah Subhana Allah says, that I am with my slave when he remembers me, and his lips move with my mention. And the vicar

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that you say, as long as you say it revolves around the throne of Allah, keeping your mentioned alive, near Allah, the Exalted in a hadith we learn that what you say off this be, right when you say Subhan Allah, when you say la ilaha illa Ma, when you say Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah any these words when you say them, they revolve around the throne of Allah. They revolve around the throne of Allah buzzing like bees. And you see when bees, when they're when they're flying around, they make a certain sound, right? And from the sound you recognize, oh, there is a bee over here. Alright, so just like that, when you make liquor have a lot and these words go around the throne of Allah. And

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what are they doing? Basically, they are reminding of you, they're they're keeping your mentioned alive over there. So wouldn't any one of you like to have or to continue to have something that reminds of him in the Presence of Allah. So five qurani a good comb. And we learn in a Hadees that a Lost Planet Allah says also

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Adam, when you remember me alone, I will remember I remember you alone. When you remember me in a gathering than I remember you in a gathering that is better than the one in which you remember me. So the vicar of Allah, it is one of the best things that you could do for the koroni of CARICOM and wicked. the remembrance of Allah has many benefits, even claim Rahim Allah mentioned different benefits of liquid. Firstly, the fact that it expels shaytaan and breaks the power of shaitan. And then it is something that pleases alignment meaning when you make Nikkor, then Allah subhanaw taala loves that. It removes worry and sadness from the heart, it strengthens the heart and the body. And

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it brings provision because of because people are provided and it adorns the person who is remembering Allah with dignity, with sweetness with freshness. And they could when you remember Allah, He This is also something that prevents you from indulging in low meaning in useless, frivolous talk in backbiting in criticizing people and obsessing over you know the affairs or the for the faults of people. You see you have only one tongue, right? And you cannot help but speak. So either you will do Vicar of raha man, or you will do Vicar of something else. So when you talk about Allah, when you make Vicar of Allah, you increase in your closeness to Allah, you increase in your

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love of Allah, your thankfulness to Allah, your your humility, before Allah, you increase in your contentment, but when you talk about people, then what happens? You only grow in your love of people or hatred of them, right because typically when we talk about people, we talk about their faults or the wrong things that they have done. So talking about people is a disease and talking about Allah, making liquor of Allah is a cure. So we need to check ourselves, what is it that we occupy our tongues with? So find qurani as good come, wash cruelly, while at UK fortune, be grateful to me and do not be ungrateful to me? What is gratitude? What is show could you see that the essence of sugar,

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the essence of gratitude is to be pleased with what is very little to be pleased with what is very ordinary, even Avila Billy a seed this is this is the essence of sugar, you see, a dhaba an animal that is chacun is a you know, for example, a horse that becomes you know, really fat and healthy, even with little food. So gratitude does not mean that only when you have a lot of blessings, and only when things are exactly as you please exactly as you want, then you are happy And out of that happiness. You know, you are thankful to Allah. No, gratitude does not have anything to do with the amount or the quantity of blessings. No. Gratitude is about how you feel when you're given

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something, regardless of what it is, whether it is little or a lot. And the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said and told us he said, Whoever is not grateful for a little cannot be grateful for what is a lot. Whoever is not grateful for a little is not grateful for what is more. So be grateful in every situation. Alhamdulillah Allah coolly hell because in gratitude, remember it is one of the signs of the people of hell. And the best form of Vickers and one of the beautiful ways of expressing sugar is what it is Salah, it is mentioned here a you Halina amanu all you who have believed is their enormous Sabri was Salah, seek help through patience and prayer in Allah hamara sobbing Indeed Allah

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is with the patient, Allah subhana wa tada helps those who are patient. So given the fact that you are human, you are going to be in one of two states. Either you're going to be in a state of raha a state of joy, comfort and ease, or you're going to be stressed out, you're going to be worried you're going to be in some kind of difficulty. So when you are in ease and comfort, then what should you do, be grateful. And when you are in difficulty, when you are stressed when you're worried, then seek help. Seek help is there you know, seek help how this somebody was Salah, through patience and through prayer. Meaning don't just sit there in your misery and do nothing. No, try to bring

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yourself out of that difficulty and use two tools that Allah subhanaw taala has given you and what are those two tools sobor and salah and what is sub summaries that you hold yourself to

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Back from from being impatient basically, that you keep yourself firm on what you're supposed to do. You know, for example, you hear some really sad news and you want to scream, right? You're like, I don't know what to do you want to you feel like that pain is uncontrollable, but you control yourself, that is sublime. That self control is sublime. So it's the you know, the summary was Salah, sometimes summer means that you hold yourself firm on obedience to Allah, no matter how hard it is to obey Allah, it means to hold yourself away from disobeying Allah, no matter how tempted you are, to commit that sin. So, is there a no be Sabri or Salah have patience and seek strength that

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way. So, remember, that subject is with effort, meaning it is deliberate, somebody is not that, you know, if you are a patient person, then somehow you will be patient. And if you are not a patient person, then you will never be patient. No, it is a conscious decision. It is a conscious decision. And it is something that requires effort on a person's part, that you have to deliberately you have to consciously decide, you have to be very mindful about it, that I am going to exercise self control over here. For example, you're getting very annoyed, you're getting very angry with the way that your children are behaving and you want to lash out, but you hold yourself firm, you bite your

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tongue, you take a deep breath, right? And you tell yourself No, I'm not going to, you know, React angrily. This is sovereign. So sovereign requires effort and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when May at the sub bar, you submit hula, whoever tries to be patient, Allah subhanaw taala grants him patience, and somebody is supposed to be in the first response, like, like the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm sitting in the massage room or in the third module, Allah Subhan is at the first strike of the calamity. Secondly, what is mentioned over here is is there enough Sabri was Sala, that you Salah also. And the thing is that when you pray attentively,

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properly, then you get to detach yourself from your worries. And when you detach yourself from your worries, you get a break from your worries, only then will you be able to think rationally later on. And you give yourself a break basically, from your stress and your worry. And insula, you express gratitude. And you ask Allah subhanaw taala for help you remember what your real purpose in life is, you see the big picture, you realize what truly matters, so it's there, you know? Because Sabri was Salah, and remember that in Allah hamara sabreen Indeed Allah is with those who are patient without the kulu Lima Yokota roofie, Sybil Illa e m, what and do not say about those who are killed in the

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way of Allah, they are dead, but here on well Aki Lata Sharon, rather they are alive but you perceive it not. Here. The martyrs are mentioned that when they have left this world do not say that they are dead. No, don't use this negative word. Why? Because when you say they're dead, it's it's very sad. It's very, you know, depressing. The fact is that a Shaheed, you know, when he leaves this world, he's in a much better place. But here on they're alive, what a killer shirt on but you don't realize how they're alive, because you cannot see you, you cannot interact with them. You don't know what kind of, you know, rewards they're in. So you see, death is something painful. separation from

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loved ones is indeed very, very hard. But what is death, it is mere departure from this temporary world. It's not that a person has ceased to exist, if a person has died with a man. If a person you know has died, as we see over here in the way of Allah than in sha Allah what they have gained is far better than what they have lost. So remember, every ending is actually a new beginning. And every loss is only a means of more gain. When when there is support when there is patience, when there is a man when there is faith in a law. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when some believers were martyred at the Battle of word, then Allah subhanaw taala put

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their souls inside of green birds which go down to the rivers of Paradise, and eat its fruit and Nestle in lamps of gold in the shade of the throne.

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So when they experienced the sweetness of, you know, their food, the drink and the comfort of the last panel Tata gave them they wondered who can somehow tell our brothers about us about what we are enjoying right now in Paradise, meaning if only the people in the world could be informed of what Allah subhanaw taala hat has given us. So, Allah the Exalted said I will tell them about you, and then these verses were revealed. So, remember that those who have left this world Yes, the depart you know that separation is definitely very very painful. But we should also look at the other side of the equation right that everyone has to leave this world sooner or later. And if a person has

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died with faith, if a person has died, you know what while they worshipped Allah while they believed in Allah than in sha Allah what they have gained is better than what they have left behind. And then it is said what another blue one knock on vishay a mineral hole if you will do or you will not say mineral, um, well, he will unfussy where thammarat rubber sheet is sobbing in and we will surely test you with something or fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but gave good tidings to the patient. So this is makes it very clear, the tests in life are inevitable, they are certain. So be prepared, equip yourself, you are going to face difficulty, different types of tests.

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And the only way that you can survive these tests is with sobor. So Allah says wabasha sabreen give good news to those who are patient, good news of what that's coming ahead. But what this is making clear is that all of us are going to be tested. Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, called Luna Epson the ecotel mode, every soul is going to experience death. When I Balu combi Sherry will highly fitna tan, and we try you through evil and through good as a test. Meaning sometimes we put you in difficulty, sometimes we put you in ease. Sometimes we test you with shot with evil. And sometimes we test you in hide with good. So whatever situation that you're in, what is it it is a test what

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Elena toward your own, and to us, you will be returned. And then remember that the righteous are actually tested even more compared to the rest of the people. in Hades, we learn that Oh, sorry, it'll be a lot more on who reported that once he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said them had a fever. And there was a blanket on him. And when I was a drug dealer where and who put his hand on the blanket, he said O Messenger of Allah, your fever is very high, because it was so high that he could feel the heat, the intensity through the blanket, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said that this is our state meeting the state of the

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messengers of Allah, that our trials are are more difficult, but then the reward is also greater. And then

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam further explained, you know, the different types of trials that people experience. So abou sorry, there'll be a loved one who asked him that, O Messenger of Allah, Who is tested most severely. And the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm replied the prophets, he said, then who? He said, The scholars, the people of knowledge, he said, then who he said, the righteous meaning people are tested according to the level of their faith, according to the level of their knowledge, according to the level of their worship of Allah, their servitude to Allah subhanaw taala. So, tests are certain. The question is, why are we tested? What is the reason?

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Well, of course, unless parmesan attempt created this league, he gave us this life in order to test us right and he makes it very clear in the Quran, that Allah The Hala Kalamata will hire Talia blue comb, and you can Arsenal Ramallah that Allah has created death and life, why in order to test you that which of you are excellent in deeds, but then remember, that whenever we are tested, whether it is a minor test or a major one, whether you know a test has been going on for a very long time, or it has come out of, you know, nowhere, meaning that it's so sudden and unexpected.

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Every single test remember, Allah subhanaw taala intends good for the believer.

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The objective is always good. What is that good, that good could be growth, that through your difficulty you grow, you learn what you could not otherwise learn. And that good could be reward that through this trial when

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You will be patient, your reward will increase because the reward of patients is is immeasurable. The reward for patients is immeasurable. So how can you be patient? When can you be patient when you're in difficulty so when Allah subhanaw taala puts you in difficulty, it is so that you are patient so that your reward is it measurable. And the longer your test, the more difficult to your test, the stronger your patience, the greater your patience, that means, the greater your reward in sha Allah. And that good that allows panzano intense can also be purification. Because remember that when a believer is tested and he is patient, then I know that that test that pain is actually a

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source of purification, meaning the sins are erased. So in a Hadees, we learn that manually the lab will be higher on you slave a min who, whoever Allah intends good for, he puts him in trial in difficulty, meaning when Allah subhanaw taala puts you in difficulty, then believe and realize that Allah subhanaw taala wanted something good for you. So think good about Allah subhana wa Tada. And what do we learn over here that tests are coming, and they're going to be of different types. While Bashir is sobbing, and give good news to those who are patient, Allahu Akbar. You see, when we are tested,

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that we could respond in one of four ways. So basically, there's four types of responses to difficulty to trial, the first type of response is the response of GSR and what is Java, Java is to be impatient. And this could be in different ways this could be in the form of, you know, a person getting angry with the law, or that a person you know, quits, or that a person begins to despair, or that a person, you know, behaves in a very irrational way, any there's different forms of jezza. Then another way is the way of subvert the way of patients which is to control yourself. Like for example, a person does not get upset. And this is something that we must do. Allah Subhana Allah has

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commanded us in the Quran was bit and be patient. So summer is obligatory, it is the bare minimum, that we bear the hardship we we put up with it basically, when the Prophet sallallahu artesanal was once asked about a year normally after that which deed is the best, he replied, he man in Allah, and, and to speak with Allah, and, and striving in the way of Allah. And the person said yet, so I want to do something easier than that. So the Prophet sallallahu arias and him said, a summer who was sober, then basically be patient. And the man said, I want something even easier than that. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not blame Allah with regard to anything that he has

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decreed for you. So the least of submit is what? But don't blame Allah? Don't, don't object, don't criticize that will Why me? And why this? And am I the only one left for all the hardships and trials in the world and statements like that? hinny this is not submit. So remember, that sub is the bare minimum? And then a third way of responding to difficulty is with the law. And what is the law, to be pleased with the decree of Allah, that you're not just trying to control yourself? You're actually pretty calm, you respond in a very rational way. That for example, you know, this happened with the permission of Allah and in everything that the last panel tada decides, there is good in

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every decision of Allah there is some wisdom, it is with his knowledge, so I trust him. Right so a person has it Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that when Allah loves the people, he puts them to trial. So whoever is pleased that Allah will be pleased with him and whoever is upset, then that is what he will receive. And then another Hadees we learn that whenever a person is patient, and he is sorry, woman lamium Welcome, Yella woman lumea. Lemieux berry color who when a person is not pleased with what Allah has given him, than he is not granted blessing in what he is given. So when a person is pleased with the last panel, Todd has decreed that Allah blesses him in

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his situation, Allah, tada puts Baraka in, in what he has given the servant. And then finally, one of the best ways of responding to difficulty is through the way of sugar, the way of gratitude that he or Allah, thank you for giving the opportunity to be purified to be closer to you. This doesn't mean that we ask for problems that we ask for trials No way. But what this means is that when you face

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trial than thank Allah zpanel Tata for choosing you. Thank Allah subhanaw taala for putting you in a situation where you will be purified where where you will get to be patient and where you will get a lot of urgent and measurable reward. So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that amazing is the state of the believer in asaba. Hi, Ron Hamadan Oba who was Shakira that if something good reaches a believer, the believer praises his Lord and is grateful. What in asaba to mostly baton Hamadan, Oba who was sabara and if a difficulty reaches the believer, again the believer praises his Lord and His patient. So with Southern, there should also be hand that Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah

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Allah Cooley, hell Alhamdulillah I am pleased with Allah, Allah decree. And remember that this doesn't mean that you don't feel any pain. This doesn't mean that you don't feel any hurt. This doesn't mean that you won't cry. Absolutely. It is perfectly fine to cry to feel pain, and you know, to feel hurt. This is completely normal, completely fine. A person is not blameworthy for crying. But what we are responsible for is the way in which we respond, meaning what we say with our mouth, what we think in our hearts, and how we deal with the situation that we are in. So what Bashir is sabreen give good news to those who are patient, who are they, what is the good news? They are a

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levena either asaba Tomasi baton, those who when disaster strikes them, and this mostly but it could be something little and it could also be something major. It could even be the prick of a thorn. Because remember that when a believer is patient over that, then then he's purified because of it. All in early law he was in that era, he'll add your own. They say indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to him, we will return. This is the statement of those who are patient. And remember, these words are a refuge. These words are a protection. Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us these words, that we should say them, when we are struck by some difficulty, whether it is something small or

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something big, because what are these words? In these words, we are affirming the oneness of Allah in Melilla, we belong only to Allah only to him, because everything belongs only to Him because He alone is God. He alone is worthy of worship. We are acknowledging our servitude to Allah, we are affirming our belief in resurrection, we are affirming that all matters returned to Allah for judgment, that ultimately it is his decision that prevails, we are basically surrendering to Allah in Melilla, he was in that era he Raji rune. And when a person says this, when they are, you know, struck by some difficulty, and they say this, and then they say Allahumma dewdney. Famously, Bertie

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will a fluffy Hiram in her, that will Allah reward me for my affliction, and give me something better than it in exchange for it. The Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm sorry, whoever says that, that Allah will give him something better than that in exchange, meaning what you will get now what you will get next will be better than what you have lost. So Allah Aika lay him salewa to me, Robbie him Rama, Allah ecoman mata dawn, this is the good news wabasha sabreen give good news to those who are patient, what is the good news? that those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy? And it is those who are the rightly guided, we learned that once a righteous

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person was offered some consolation in a time of difficulty of theirs. So they responded that why should I not be patient when Allah has promised me three things for my patients and each of them is better than the world and whatever that the world has, meaning? Allah subhanaw taala has promised three things if I am patient, what are they? The first thing is Salah to mirabai him Allah's blessings for them. Secondly, what a hammer Allah's mercy for this person, and then such people are unloaded on those who are rightly guided unless parents are will guide them through their, you know, difficulty through their, you know, this new reality now. So, a person who is patient and difficulty

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is not alone. Not Alone at all, for you see, like Allah Himself Guatemala. Bhima Rama right blessings

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from Allah and you don't know in which form, how they will come Rama, mercy meaning Allah subhanaw taala will create ease for you and Allah as parents, I will also guide you through your difficulty. So, our job in difficulty is to be patient, to put our trust in Allah and to expect expect the best from Allah. And when it comes to, you know matters of our life. For example, where will we eat from? Where will we get money from? Yes, you know we do whatever is in our whatever that is in our capacity but realize that is for Allah subhanaw taala to take care of. Your job is to be patient, and to do what you can and to put your trust in Allah and Allah subhanaw taala will take care of the

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rest. And we see that when a person is patient than there is actually a lot of good in that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said why lm n f is Sabri Allah Takara hi Ron Kathy RA, you should know that in patience over what you dislike is a lot of good. Meaning even when you are going through something very difficult. You don't like it, you don't enjoy it. It's painful, but you're still being patient, you'll get a lot of good from it. And those who are patient, receive the help of Allah what in them are illusory you throw, as the last Panthera says indeed with difficulty is ease and then the reward is proportion to the trial. And your reward is in proportion to how much

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patience you exhibit. And for those who are patient is forgiveness and a great reward in the hereafter. paradise, Salaam Alaikum Bhima. sabato, Peace be on you, the angels will say, in Jannah to those who will enter it, they will say Peace be on you because you were patient. And I had these we learned that Allah subhanaw taala says all son of Adam in so Berta, why the saboteur in the submittal Allah Lum, albala Katha, Robin, Donal Jana, that all child of Adam, if you are patient, and you seek reward at the first strike of the calamity, meaning at the moment of first shock when you first find out about the bad news. At that moment you are patient and you expect reward from

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Allah. Allah subhanaw taala says I will not approve of any reward for you less than Jenna.

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I will give you nothing less than paradise. Allah will but she does sobbing and give good news to those who are patient. Then it is said in our suffer well more water men sha Allah indeed or suffer and almara are among the symbols of Allah from an hudgell beta aware Tamara falanghina Hara Li ATO Wahhabi Hema, so whoever makes Hajj to the house or performs aroma, there is no blame upon him for walking between them. Woman totowa hyaluron for inala has Shakira Eileen, and whoever volunteer is good that Indeed Allah is appreciative and knowing Safa and Marwa are two small hills near the Kaaba, and going between them is a Sunnah from the time of Ibrahim already sent out, meaning this is

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a ritual of Hajj, a ritual of aroma and in pre Islamic ignorance, we learned that the machete keen had set up idols near Safa and other idols near Mandala. And so it seemed as though they went between Safa and Marwa in order to honor their idols. So this verse was revealed clarifying the origin of sorry of going between Safa and Marwa, right of this ritual. So it is mentioned over here that these are from the symbols of Allah meaning visa from the rituals that Allah subhanaw taala has legislated you know, a ritual that reminds you of Allah, so whoever is making Hajj or making Rama then he should make sorry between Safa and Marwa the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that

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his sorrow for in the La cutterbar Alico, Surya, make sorry, because this is something that Allah has decreed for you, meaning he has commanded you to do it. And we'd earn another Hadees that, you know, these rituals have been appointed widely iqama tikkurila in order to establish the vicar of Allah, the remembrance of Allah. And then it is mentioned that whoever was whoever volunteers, any good meaning one, you know, there's those deeds which unless Pousada has obligated upon us, right, it's a fog. We don't have an option, like for example, the five daily prayers and then there are deeds which are default word meaning which are voluntarily done on the part of the worshiper. So for

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example, you know, you you you pray the house, Allah, right. This doesn't mean you're adding something new all the Prophet sallallahu radiocentre performed, so not to do her as well. So if you do it, are you obligated to do it? No, it's the 100 an obligation

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On you every single night No, it is not. But when you do it, right, you you volunteer to do it out of your own, you know, good. Feeling your own love, you know for Allah subhanaw taala out of gratitude that Allah subhanaw taala is Shakeel and Arlene, Allah is appreciative and he is knowing what does it mean by this, that Allah, God is appreciative meaning he will appreciate your effort, even if that effort is very little, even if it's something very small. So for example, you give a very small donation $5 $2 because that's all you have right at the moment. So that is what you give. Apparently, it's a very small deed. But Allah subhanaw taala is shakin he's very appreciative. You

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give half a date right? But when you give it then Allah subhanaw taala is very appreciative as we learned in a Heidi's at our last panel Tata causes it to grow until it becomes like the size of a mountain. And Allah is a Aileen meaning he knows your intention, he knows with what dedication, with what love with what sincerity, you have done that deed and a loss parents are will reward you accordingly. And then it is said in the livina octomore, NEMA and Zen laminal by unity well who the mimbar the MA bayona hula Nassif Al Kitab. Indeed, those who conceal what we sent down have clear proofs and guidance after we made it clear for the people in the Scripture. Allah ek l i know whom

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Allah those are cursed by Allah. Well, I know whom Allah known, and they're cursed by those who curse. So this makes it very clear that it is forbidden to hide knowledge, especially revealed knowledge, this verses about the People of the Scripture because this is what they did. They conceal the knowledge that the last panel tada had given to them. But the meaning is general, you see a person who teaches people good things, then we learn that such a person receives the daraz of the creation, even the fish in the water, right and the ants in their hills in their ant hills, right? They make the raw for the person who teaches people good things. The angels lower their wings for

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such a person. Right? They honor such a person. Why? Because teaching the truth, what does it do? It brings ease, it brings benefit to the world. But when the truth or beneficial knowledge is hidden, then those people who hide it, who you know don't share it with others than such people receive the opposite of those dollars they receive learner they receive curse Illa Latina taboo will Ursula who will be you know, for Allah iica to LA him except for those who repent and correct themselves and make evident those I will accept their repentance. What an utter wobble Rahim and I am the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful. You see what is mentioned over here that they make Toba and they also

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assala who they also correct themselves. So it is not enough to you know just say oh I'm sorry. Or you know, stuff that Allah Yes, we should seek forgiveness from Allah and yes, we should apologize. But that alone is not enough. What is necessary is Islam that we correct our action, we mend the you know the the wrong or the harm that we have caused. So this is what is needed with doba Islam also in the lead in a car for Roma to welcome co founder on Ola eco la him learner to Allah while mela iica one nasty edge marine indeed those who disbelieve and die while they're disbelievers, upon them will be the curse of Allah and of the angels and the people all together. Holly Deena Fie her

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abiding eternally, they're in LA yo hoffa, foreign Humala either, voila, who means our own the punishment will not be lightened for them, nor will they be reprieve, they will not be given you know more time or they will not be given a break you see law you have a foreign human either the punishment will not be lightened for them, meaning the punishment will not be reduced. What happens is that sometimes

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I know if a person is given a certain penalty, then over time the penalty is made easy, especially for example, if a person is in a prison and they are behaving well, then you know, their restrictions are are eased for them. Right they're rewarded for their good behavior. But this is not the case. In German law. You have a foreign homeowner either and even if a person you know is patient, and a person is you know me, you know we they bear the the punishment. Even that is not going to help law you have a foreign homeowner or daboo Weller whom he owns

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rune mela soprano throat to protect us. Then it is said what ILA who Camila whom were head and your God is one God La Ilaha Illa who there is no dadey worthy of worship except him. He is a man of Rahim, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. So remember, the Lord of us all. The one whom we're supposed to worship is who Allahu wa had one God, one God, who is the creator of everything, and he is the only one that deserves worship and he is a rock man. He is a Rahim in the Help is somewhat he will have indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth. What do you laugh in lately when the harm and in the alternation of the night and the day, the fact that how the night

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leaves and the day comes, or how sometimes the night is so dark and so frightening, and the day brings so much relief? There's such a contrast between the night and the day, and with every passing day and night there's so much contrast so much change, when full Killa TTG refill Buhari be my info NASS and the great ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, woma ends on a legroom in a summer even mat in,

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and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, for a heavy Hill out of the bar, the mot her giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness Well, both fluffy ham in colada, and dispersing there in every kind of moving creature, what does three for Rhea and his directing of the winds, that how the wind blows in different directions was her Bill moosari been a summer he will old, and the clouds that are controlled between the sky and the earth, let a Tillich call me archelon surely are many signs for people who use reason. So in this idea, we see in a very comprehensive idea, the evidence is of no hate are given the proofs of the oneness of Allah are

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given the the, the proofs of the fact that there is only one God are given in this idea, how that if you think about it hinny the universe such that, you know, the earth does not function on its own, without cooperation from the sky, right, meaning, the growth on the earth, for example, life on Earth depends on what it depends on for instance, water coming down, and the clouds cannot form without water, you know, getting it you know being evaporated. So, we see that the world the universe is such that everything is linked with another it is connected with another and if there were multiple gods, then what would happen, then this this universe would not be able to function,

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the fact that this universe is functioning So, precisely so beautifully, the fact that there is life on Earth, what does that show that there is only one being who has complete power and control over the entire creation? Think about it, if a house even if a room even if even a desk is used by more than one person, then what happens

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if in an organization It is not clear, who is really the boss, then what happens? There is there is you know, chaos. So, the fact that in this universe, many so many things are happening so beautifully. What does that show that allow Camila Hawa head there is only one creator. There is only one Supreme Being and that Supreme Being that creator is the only one whom you're supposed to worship wamena nassima didomi lunella he and dad you Hey buena home Kabila and yet there are those among the people and yet sorry. And among the people are those who take other than Allah as equals how they love them as they should love Allah. You see, your God is one. He is the only one who is

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worthy of your worship. And everybody worship includes love that you adore, you have love for the one that you worship. So there are among people who love others, the way that they should only love Allah. Remember that loving the creation is not wrong, but loving them as much as one should love Allah or even more than that is problematic. This is this is actually going to be a source of a huge loss for a person. And this object of love could be an idol, it could be one's own knifes. It could be another human being. It could be you know anything, anything that a person

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Loves more than they should love Allah than that love is going to be a source of great problem for this person in this life and in the next. So it is mentioned when levena Manu, I should do horrible Illa but those who believe are stronger in love for Allah. Remember that loving Allah is a part of our Amen. We're supposed to love Allah, we are required. This is something that is demanded from us that we love Allah, La yo minowa hadoo come, Hector yakun Allah wa rasuluh habla la masa, Houma. None of you can truly believe until Allah and His Messenger are more beloved to him than everything else. And if we were to ask, you know, any person who believes in God, the Do you love God? They

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will say, Yes, of course I love God. Any person can make that claim. But how do we check ourselves if we truly love Allah? Because Allah subhanaw taala is saying about the believers that were Latina, amanu Asha her Belinda, they're stronger and their love for Allah, meaning the love that the believers have for Allah is greater than the love that the idolaters have for their idols. So how do we check ourselves if we love Allah or not, and whether our love is, you know, real or just imaginary. So, when a person loves Allah, the first thing is that they give preference to Allah over everyone and everything else. They, Allah subhanaw taala is the most important to that person. So

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what does that mean? A person will obey Allah, even if that means disobeying people. A person will give preference to the command of Allah over the wishes of people. A person will fear Allah more than they fear people. Secondly, when a person loves Allah, it means that they follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because in the Quran, were told in quantum theory boon Allah to be Rooney if you love Allah and follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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so check yourself if you follow the Sunnah then that is a sign that okay, you love Allah. And if you do not follow the Sunnah, starting with, for example, the Sunnah prayers, then there's a problem with that claim that claim is just a claim. Thirdly, when a person loves Allah, then they get busy in obeying and worshiping Allah, because it is only natural. When you love someone you want to please them, then you honor their command their wish. So if you truly love Allah, then you will obey Allah, then you will worship Allah. Then some of your time at least at least most of you know some if not most, is going to be spent in worshipping and obeying Allah. Fourthly, when a person loves

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Allah, they love the speech of Allah, meaning they love the Quran. So this means that they will recite it, they will listen to it, they will reflect upon it, they will try to learn its meaning the Quran will be a part of their life. Number five, when a person loves Allah than they remember Allah, they make the vicar of Allah. Because when you love someone, you cannot help a talk about them. You cannot help but think about them. So if you truly love Allah, then you will make the vicar of Allah. So check yourself, how much do you remember Allah? Number six, if a person loves Allah, then they will be pleased, they will be happy with whatever that Allah subhanaw taala decides, with whatever

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that Allah subhanaw taala decrees, whether it is something related to their life or someone else's life, whatever it is, the person who loves Allah is pleased with the decree of Allah. Because you see, when you love someone, then what do you do? You accept their, you know, you accept their choices. You You say that, you know, we talk a lot about unconditional love, that if you You love me unconditionally, then that means you accept me the way I am, and everything about me and you don't ask me to change and you don't tell me what to do what not to do. Right? This is what we demand from people. And we'll Illa Hill method will arella the point over here is that what if you truly love a

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love and you will not object that Oh Allah, why did you decide this? And why did you come in this and why did you decree this? No. When a person loves Allah, they are pleased with the decrees of Allah. Number seven, when a person loves Allah, they're humble before Allah, they break down before Allah, they cry before they talk to Allah. They beg Allah, they show humility before Allah. Number eight, when a person loves Allah than they love, everything that Allah subhanaw taala loves, they love everything that Allah subhanaw taala loves. So whether it is good deeds, or the things that are lost pilot Allah has commanded what Allah spawn tada has legislated than a person loves it, all of

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it. And then number nine

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When a person loves Allah than they love, the righteous, they love the prophets of Allah. They love the messengers of Allah. They love the righteous servants of Allah. They love the believers, those who believe in Allah. So check your heart, do you have unexplained bias, unexplained animosity on you know on irrational or unexplainable jealousy or hatred for a believer for a Muslim? But if that is the case, that for example a believer is mentioned and you in your heart You're like, oh, again, you get angry, you get annoyed, right? Or you have ill feeling for them, you have grudges for them, then this is a problem. Number 10. When a person loves Allah, then they are gentle and kind and

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merciful and compassionate towards the believers. Because Allah, Allah says in the Quran, describing a people who you hibou Whom were you Hey buena, people who Allah subhanaw taala loves and they love Allah. So who are the Who are the people who love Allah, they are a very Latina Island, many, they are humble towards the believers meaning they're kind, compassionate, lenient, easy going, not that they're harsh, and always angry and always annoyed and cut off from you know believers and spreading gossip about them and you know, blocking them, etc. No, this is not the way of a person who loves of law. And then finally, a person who loves Allah strives in the way of Allah without the fear of you

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know, any critic the criticism of any critic, because then those same verses are lost parents ornaments and mentions yuja he doing if he subida Lehi Well Are you her phone Aloma tala m, they strive in the way of Allah and they do not fear the criticism of any critic. Meaning when it comes to obeying Allah, they do their best when it comes to the religion of Allah. They strive for the religion of Allah, and they don't care about what people say what the haters say. No, well I have fun Aloma tala him. So we need to check ourselves we claim to love Allah. But are we really those who love Allah? Then it is mentioned while you're learning of Allah mu if your own Allah either

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under quwata illa Hey, Jimmy, what anila hersha Deidre up and if only they who have wronged would consider that when they see the punishment, they will be certain that all power belongs to Allah, and that Allah is severe in, in punishment, meaning on the Day of Judgment, this will be their state. And this life, they spent, you know, they, they made the huge mistake of loving other than Allah. They left this world without experiencing the greatest joy of this life, the greatest pleasure of this life. And what is that greatest pleasure? Loving Allah subhanaw taala. So what's going to happen on the Day of Judgment, on the day of judgment, they're going to realize that all

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power is with Allah, and then they will regret that, Oh, I wish I had worshipped Allah, I wish I had loved only Allah or I had loved Allah subhanaw taala more than anybody or anything else. And they will realize this, especially is the Barbara alladhina to be rude, mean a Latina, terbaru. What are our other job? What are Katara to be himal as bad when those who have been followed, dissociate themselves from those who followed them? Meaning the people that they loved will abandon them on the Day of Judgment, the idols that they loved, the individuals that they adored, what will they do? They will take it away from me, don't come to me, I don't know you. And they all say the punishment

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and cut off from them are the ties of relationship. So remember, on the day of judgment, all ties will be cut off, except for those ties those connections which were for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala the love that was centered around Allah, it was lilla for the sake of Allah, soprano Dada, in the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah mentions were either who Sheila Natsu canula, whom are that and what cannot be Riba to him caffeine? That one on the Day of Judgment, when people will be gathered, then the individuals that they love so dearly, will become enemies to them, and they will deny all of their worship, they will say, No, you didn't worship us. You didn't love us, you loved yourself. You

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follow the shade plan. Don't Don't come near me.

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Can when the home are done, the people they loved will turn against them. We'll call it levina terbaru lo and Elena Calverton, frunutta. Barbara Ameen whom come after Barbara woman and those who followed the followers, the lovers, they will say If only we had another turn at worldly life. So we can

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disassociate ourselves from them, as they have dissociated themselves from us. If only we could have one more chance at worldly life than in the world. What would we do? We would abandon them, we would not show them any love. We would not show them any dedication, we would not give them any importance, the way that they have abandoned us, we would abandon them If only we could do that. However, is this wish gonna come true? Never kundalika you rahimullah who are mela whom Hassan atina la him. Thus will Allah show them their deeds as regrets upon them. Wilma, whom behati Jean Amina now, and they are never to emerge from the fire. So this is the outcome of those who love others,

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the way that they should love Allah, or who loved the creation, more than they love the Creator, the way that they should love only the Creator, and they will be in forever regret. So this shows us that we should take the matter of loving Allah subhanaw taala very seriously, we're not just supposed to know Allah. We're not just supposed to, you know, worship him with an empty heart. No, there should be love in our hearts. And how is it and when there is love for Allah subhanaw taala it will, it will certainly become greater than the love for anything or anyone else. The way you minimize love for the creation is by increasing love for the Creator, you will let that fill you.

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But how will that happen when you know Allah subhana wa Tada. And one of the most effective ways of knowing Allah subhanaw taala is by reading his book by reflecting upon the Quran, spending time with the book of Allah, learning about the names of Allah, these are all you know, things that draw us closer to Allah help us you know, the increase in our knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala

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then it has mentioned Yeah, a yohannes or people who know me marfil are the halamka yerba eat from whatever is on the earth, that is lawful and good. You see, all people are are addressed over here, yeah, a yohannes. And we see that in the previous verses, the consequence of those who is who associate partners with Allah is mentioned

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at the time of the Prophet sallallahu earlier sentiment in the in pre Islamic ignorance, we learned that the mushrikeen, the idolaters, they would not only worship their idols, they would also dedicate their animals, you know, their livestock, their harvest to their idols, and they had made the consumption of certain, you know, foods or certain animals unlawful on themselves. So for example, if a sheep or a cow or you know, a camel was of a certain age, or for example, a female camel, that, you know, give birth to a certain number of camels, then what they would do is that they would declare those particular animals sacred or dedicated to their idols, and they had given

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different names and they're mentioned in the Quran, who will see Lhasa eba so on and so forth. And what they will do is they would say, none of us can eat these animals or certain, you know, of animals, they had forbidden only on their women, that men can eat this women cannot eat this, right. So, by inventing, you know, by, first of all by dedicating these, these blessings to their idols, what were they doing, they were essentially depriving themselves of the good things that Allah subhanaw taala had given them. And he also said that you cannot slaughter that sheep and eat it, who said that you cannot ride that camel right, who who told you about this and what is this way of you

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know, trying to seek the protection or the approval of these idols, Allah subhanaw taala never legislated anything like this. So, it is mentioned over here that all people eat from the from what is in the earth, that is lawful and good. Meaning if Allah subhanaw taala has declared something lawful, then we eat it, if it is something good, because only lawful can be good and play you basically includes what is clean, and what is you know, favorable for you? What is nutritious you know, helpful, then enjoy it, no need to deprive yourself from it in the name of piety. And, you know, sometimes people do this, that they will for example, you know, abandon all good things in the

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name of piety. So, this is not from Islam, when Allah subhanaw taala has created so many good things for you and has allowed them for you then enjoy them without guilt. So Kudo muffle or the hell Allah and the yerba but the condition is that it should be halal, it should be lawful, it should be play you It should be good. Not that you acquire it unlawfully because we learned in a Hadees that if a person eats Eve

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a morsel of food a collection, okay, through unlawful means, for example, through theft, then this person will be made to eat a morsel of fire of jahannam in the hereafter. So we have to be very conscious about this, that we earn our income our food in lawful ways. And we also make sure that it is lawful in and of itself. And we don't, you know, forbid good things on ourselves one of the tiberiu huzzah shaitan and do not follow the footsteps of shaitan because in the hula coma or the womb rubine indeed he is to you a clear enemy, what are the footsteps of shavonne footsteps of shaitan are basically if you think about it, you follow someone's footsteps, meaning you go in their

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tracks, you do exactly what they have done. So in regard to food, do not do what a pawn does, do not do, what che plan is calling you to, and what is it that shaitan calls people to in regard to food, first of all, shaitan invites people to forbade to make unlawful good things on themselves. We learned in a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Behold, my Lord commanded me that I should teach you that which you do not know.

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And then he mentioned a few things. And then he said, That last part, Allah says that I have created my servants, as those having you know, on the fitrah, basically, two, you know, having that natural inclination to the worship of Allah, but chez Pon has turned them away from the right religion, and he has made unlawful what Allah has declared lawful for them shaitan declares unlawful what Allah subhanaw taala has declared lawful for them. So making the unlawful lawful or making the lawful unlawful, right that you know making haram halal and halal haram any This is not our right and doing this is basically following the footsteps of shaitan. Secondly, not saying Bismillah because in a

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Hadees, we learned the chairperson considers that food lawful on which Allah's Name is not mentioned. And then thirdly, eating with the left hand also, the Prophet sallallahu artesanal warned us that shavon eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand. So do not follow the footsteps of shaitaan because he's an he's a clear enemy to you. And if you follow Him, if you listen to him, then what's going to happen if you listen to your enemy, then are you going to benefit never the enemy is only trying to trap you is only trying to harm you. Then it is said in the Maya model can be so evil fascia we're under kulu Allah Allah he mad at Allah moon, he only orders you to evil and

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immorality, and teaches you to say about Allah what you do not know. This is what JSON tells you to do for wa haish What are for wa has major since we're sins which are clearly abhorrent, meaning it's very obvious that they are wrong. Like for example, Xena and then for wha haish can be you know, private or public they can be obvious meaning a very openly done or they could be you know, for example, in private so Allah parents RSS in namaha Rama Robbie alpha heisha, Mahara min one are both on all types of awadhesh are forbidden, whether they are in public or they are in private, for a hitch or for Wah Hush, and Allah subhanaw taala does not approve of it. And che plan tells us to do

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what is inappropriate to do what is immoral to do what is wrong. So for example, Xena absolutely you know, everybody will say it is wrong, but then when it comes to looking at what is inappropriate to look at, then this is also from shaitan or thinking in a way that is inappropriate, that is also from shaitan looking at such images watching such videos, whether you know it is porn or it is even on the TV or whatever it is staring at ads and things like that, where you know that you should not be looking at that object, you should not be looking at that scene. Then this is also from Shave Club. This is this is for wash, so stay away from for wash. Because once you see hot water what one

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footstep leads to another which leads to another which leads to another so don't allow yourself to obey shaitaan even in one matter, because that one matter will now be will now take you to another matter and this is what happens with people. It begins with looking at you know certain dirty images looking at dirty you know magazines, and then from there looking at you know, a short dirty video and then another another dirty one and until a person is committing Zina and then there isn't a sinner. There's there's so much evil and filth involved over here. We're children

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Then women are and men Subhanallah in a nobody is spared. So many people suffer because of this. So let's at the bureau diwata shavon because she doesn't order you to do what is good. He will only command you to do what is indecent and indecency. Remember for washer also in speech where a person uses lewd language, dirty expressions, and sometimes people will even curse their own children with such dirty insults any How can a person use lewd language against their own children? How can we even tolerate such words such expressions that we listen to them and that we use them? So stay away from for hush whether it is an actions or it isn't thoughts or it is in words or it is in what you

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look at any stay away from these things than it is said what either pillola homotopy ruma anzahl Allah Anu Bella Toby Roma and find out early about and when it is said to them follow what Allah has revealed. They say rather we will follow that which we found our forefathers doing. Even though we know what the truth is sorry, we're not going to change we're just going to stick to our traditions. So it has said our low kana about our home layer, Kelowna Shea and when is the dune even though their fathers understood nothing, nor were they guided? Would you ever do that? But for example, if you know your your ancestors had a belief that I know if you if you get sick, then you know, eat

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something that you find very disgusting, right? He did that for for healing purposes. Would you do that? Never. If you know if your own parents tell you, you know something that you know is wrong. Right? Something that is scientifically wrong, you would never accept it. But when it comes to matters of religion, unfortunately we never want to learn. We never want to go back to the original sources that what does the Quran say? What did the Prophet sallallahu Urdu Selim teach us than an example is given when my fellow Latina cafaro Kama, Thani, Lady younger, eco Bhima, Elias Maru Illa, Dora, and when

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someone Bookman neuroimmune, for whom layer Cologne, the example of those who disbelieve is like that of a shepherd who shouts at what here is nothing but calls and cries, they are deaf, dumb and blind, so they do not understand. Two words are used over here, Dora and NIDA, Dora is to call someone using a specific word like for example, using a certain name. And we see that even animals recognize their names, right? meaning those animals which are trained, they will recognize, and NIDA is a shout. And what happens is that when, for example, you know, a flock of sheep is shouted at, they become alert. So when a shepherd uses a certain sound that he has used to train the animals, or

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he just makes a certain noise, then what happens is that the animals become alert, right? And they do gather together, they do come together. And yes, they do listen to, you know, the shepherd. But they don't always know what they're being called towards. Right? They don't know that the shepherd is only gathering them only calling them in order to take them to the slaughterhouse, they have no idea. So just like that, there are people who will follow their forefathers, without even thinking about what they're being called towards. They will follow their, you know, traditions and their culture, without even paying attention to what is it that they're being called towards? Are they

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being called towards paradise? Or are they being called towards the Hellfire? Are they being invited to something that will bring them reward or will bring them punishment. And this is something that we really need to take seriously. That, especially when it comes to the matter of religion, when it comes to the matter of worship? Then we, you know, with all due respect to our ancestors and our traditions, but we have to go to the original sources, what does the last panel tada say? What did the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm say concerning this matter, not that we just, you know, hold on to the ways of the people before us, meaning our, our family, our ancestors, this doesn't

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mean that they will always be wrong. No, only in matters in which they are wrong, then we respectfully disagree. Right? We We respectfully, you know, move towards what is better for us. You know, for example, if you are a believer, you know, you strongly believe that an iPhone is is is good for you. But let's say your father is very passionate about Android phones, they, you know, he can tell you all that he wants but you're gonna be like that, with all due respect. Any This is something I don't like about an Android. So I'm gonna stick to, you know what I'm using, even if your mother tells you about how to change the way that you cook

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You will say you know what, with all due respect, this is how you use to do it. And this is how I do it, right because this works for me. So we try to upgrade ourselves in worldly terms all the time. But when it comes to religious matters, unfortunately, we don't want to learn, we don't want to think and this kind of behavior is being condemned over here, that we don't want to be like animals that are just being called, without paying attention to what exactly they're being called towards me, Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to use our minds in the way of how to understand the truth, to accept the truth and millas parents are to guide us towards the straight path and keep us

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firm on the straight path. Just welcome Willow Hayden, inshallah, we'll conclude over here subhanak Allahumma will be handing a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta, a stuffy Raka Tobu la costura mora Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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are enlightening session.