Tafsir Surah al Qasas #11 S28 V56-60

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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are all the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim or Bish raha slitherio sadri were searly emri What on earth data melissani of kuqali along my hobby was sadly sunny was roots of Hema, Takagi amenia but I mean,

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inshallah, we will continue with our study of Sudoku puzzles. And today inshallah, we will begin from verse number 56.

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In the previous verses, we learned about the the description of a certain group of people who were previously Christian, and they embraced Islam. And they came to meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And these people were met with certain hostilities, but Allah subhanaw taala praises their their sobo to their patients in firstly accepting Islam. And then in dealing with the people who, who treat them harshly or who behave in an ignorant way with them, that they don't get entangled in arguments. Rather, they respond to evil in a good way. And with their beautiful response, they not only avert the evil, that is being thrown their way they actually try and transform it into

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something that is so much better. So this is the response of one type of people who face Yes, a lot of hardships in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. But they are patient, they are firm. And so Allah subhanaw taala will give them a double reward. Now we see on the other hand, the response of certain other people who are afraid to, to go in the way of Allah who are afraid to take that step towards Allah. And their fears are what they're afraid of people, what people will say they're afraid of people's judgement. They're afraid of, of the backlash from people or the harm that they may inflict on them. And, and, and the consequence of such fear. So in verse number 56, Allah subhanaw taala

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says in Nicoletta the man

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indeed you are not able to guide the one whom you love. You are not able to guide those whom you love, one at King Allah yet the man your shot, but indeed it is Allah who guides whomsoever that he wants, well, who are alemu bill Modine, and Allah is the most knowing of those who are rightly guided here, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being is being addressed, that you are prophet indeed you are not able to guide whom you love in the color Daddy, let daddy daddy's from hedaya meaning you cannot give hedaya you cannot give guidance to who man the one whom you love about her This was from hope. Right? The person whom you love the people whom you love, you are not

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able to guide them. So who is it that guides people? What are kin Allah? Yeah, the it is indeed Allah who guides and who is it that Allah guides me or shadow whoever that Allah wants to guide and who is it that Allah wants to guide? Who is it that is worthy of guidance were who are allowed to build the deen and it is Allah who is most knowledgeable of those who are rightly guided meaning he knows who is worthy of guidance and who is not. Now this idea was revealed about Abu Khalid Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm really wanted herbal polyp to embrace Islam. And Abu Talib Eenie. He was not just a relative of the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was actually very close to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam think about the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an orphan, right when he was born, and he was initially raised by his grandfather, and then his grandfather passed away his mother passed away. And then we see that obatala was the one who took him in a blue collar was the one who supported him. And I will tell him, he was not just an uncle, he was also very close to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this closeness and it continued, even

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After Prophethood because when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam proclaimed the message, we know about the response that he received from his people. They opposed him and they were ready to get rid of him to kill him. But what is it that prevented them? It was the support of Abu Talib. Abu Talib was that that shelter, right? Because of Abu Talib, the people of Mecca, the Quraysh would not harm the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, I will talk about Indeed, he had been very, very good towards the Prophet sallallahu earning sentiment when someone has been good to you. You want the best for them. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam really wanted Abril taalib to embrace

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Islam. You see, Abu Talib was you know, persuaded many times you need the people have attempted many times to persuade him to to hand over Muhammad Sallallahu Urdu send them to them so that they could kill him. They could do whatever they wanted. And in the seventh year of prophethood, they actually went up to him and the government gave him an ultimatum that you hand him over to us or we are going to completely cut off from you. So Apple taalib refused. He said, there's no way that I'm going to give up my nephew, and you can do whatever you want. And this is when the boycott happened and remember that when, when the people of Makkah had boycotted abou Taliban, his extended family and

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the Muslims. He was not a Muslim at that time. He never embraced Islam, but still he was always when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam defending him. Any Bhutanese had truly done many favors to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So of course the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam wanted him to embrace Islam, but Abu Talib did not embrace Islam. And even at his deathbed, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to him, when I will call him was at his deathbed and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam found a Buddha and Abdullah bin Amaya with a with Abu Talib. And the Prophet sallallahu earlier is an upset to his uncle that oh my uncle, c'est la ilaha illa

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Allah, just one statement, just say this one statement because of which I can defend you before Allah. But Abu Talib, as he as he was thinking about your health and and Abdullah bin Abu Maria, they said to him that oh Abu Talib, are you going to turn away from the religion of Abdulmutallab? Are you going to leave the religion of your forefathers? Any at this point? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam kept asking him that please just say la ilaha illa Allah and Abu Jamal and his friend they kept repeating, are you going to leave the religion of your forefathers? Are you going to leave the religion of your forefathers, in another head these return that eventually a

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Buddha had left actually it was just the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam and Abu Talib and even at that time again, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam asked him, and that will taalib said that if it was not for the fear of what the people would say that I, I embraced Islam out of fear, then basically, if it was not the fear of my of losing my reputation, I would have accepted Islam, I would have said, What would please you so obatala refused. And he died in in a state of shock. So this is something that deeply grieved the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So Allah subhanaw taala consults him over here, that in Nicoletta demon,

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you cannot guide those whom you love, guidance is not in your hands. guidance is in the hands of Allah, He gives it to whomsoever that he wants. And then we learn that soon after that, another verse was revealed, which which is in sort of the Toba, I have 113 that Makana Linda bu and levena amanu and yourself, Julian mushrikeen, that it is not permissible for those who believe for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and also for those who believe that they seek forgiveness for the mushrikeen for those who associate partners with Allah, when OIC cannot really occur, even if they may be close relatives of a polyp was a very close relative to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was not allowed to seek forgiveness for him mimbar the matter bayona home anomalous herbal jehane when it is made clear to them that they are people of the fire, meaning when they die upon shake, then you cannot even pray for them. You cannot even make dogs

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For them, but remember that while they're alive, meaning a relative, a friend who is not a Muslim, while they're alive, absolutely you can pray for them. And you must pray for them. You must pray for their guidance because guidance is in the hands of Allah. So you must ask Allah, you must beg Allah that Allah open up the ways of guidance for them, give, give hidayah to the slave of yours. And it is permissible to do that. Because in the Hadees, we learned that there was a prophet of Allah Who, who had been wounded by his people, meaning his people had, you know, physically assaulted him, they had injured him, and he was bleeding and he was wiping the blood off of his face. And he was saying,

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Oh my Lord, forgive my people because they don't know. So that Prophet of Allah was making their offer his people

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even though his people were not Muslim, that Oh ALLAH forgive them. So, as long as someone is alive, then yes, you are allowed to make the offer them you should make the offer them but once they die in that state of shirk, then you cannot make God for them either. And the fact and what we learned from this idea is that guidance is in the hands of Allah alone in NACA, let the demon

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now remember that when when the word he Daya when the word guidance is mentioned in the Quran. Guidance can mean many different things. There's different types of data you can see the first type of hidayah is a diet of a shed. Alright, it shed as in

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instruction, okay, information. clarification, and this is something that the prophets of Allah do, right. Like it has mentioned into the Shura is number 52. That what in Nicoletta de la soliloquy, Mr. King, that you are Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you guide people to the straight path and what is meant by guidance over there is that you you instruct them as to what the straight path is, right you inform them as to what the right path is, you educate them right. So, this type of hedaya the they have begun have it shared, then yes, this is offered by people also, right by prophets of Allah, the book offers guidance, you know, people, they give guidance and this guidance

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is the guidance of knowledge, alright, instruction clarification, where you inform someone encourage them, etc. The second type of hedaya is hedaya, of tofi. All right, tofield is to enable a person to, to follow guidance, to do what is right to have faith. And this type of hedaya is only in the hands of Allah, it is only Allah, who is able to, to create a man in the hearts of his slaves, it is only Allah who can give people the ability to accept the truth to follow the truth. So, this is what is mentioned over here that in the collector demon bapta, you cannot guide the one whom you love, meaning you can inform and educate and encourage and clarify and remind etc. But you cannot create

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faith in their hearts you cannot give them the ability to accept guidance to follow guidance that is only in the hand of Allah. So in the collector demon hubbub and there is another category of guidance which is of this beats, alright, the third type of EDA is he died of test beats, this beat is consistency firmness Alright, meaning to remain firm on the right path, because it is not enough to just know about what is right and to be able to follow it, but also to remain firm on it. Right. This is why we are told well athermal tune in the world and to Muslim and do not die unless you are in a state of submission to Allah. Right. The prophets of Allah, like for example, use have already

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sent him he made the autoweb funny Muslim and that Allah

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take me as a Muslim, meaning make me leave this world while I am in a state of submission to you, so to speak, and this is also only from Allah, meaning a person is only able to continue on the path of guidance with the tofik with the ability that Allah subhanaw taala gives them so in nicoleta de man above the wall Akina La Jolla, the Manisha now, you see in this verse, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said of his being addressed right that you

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are not able to guide people. If this is the case with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam? And what about the rest of us? What about the rest of the people? Meaning that no matter how much we want someone to be guided guidance is not in our hands. It is not in our hands. If this is the reality of the Prophet salallahu earning said that he could not make people accept Islam less thoroughly and be more safely you are not a controller over them, right? You cannot control their actions, their choices, their outcomes, you can influence but you cannot control. Then the same goes for us. Right? We learn Ibrahim RA is Salaam, he was not able to guide his father. Right? Even among

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his children, we see that yes, his immediate children. They were Muslim. In fact, there were prophets among his grandchildren, they were prophets, his great grandchildren among his progeny, there were prophets of Allah. But there were also people who were far from guidance as mentioned into to sulfat I have 113 woman's reata Hema, more Sinan while lolly Molina see him being that among their descendants, meaning the children of Ibrahim Arneson, and there are those who are Morrison, who are excellent who are doers of good, but among them are also those who do injustice to themselves very clearly.

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So the prophets of Allah Ibrahim, when I sent up Kali, Colleen, Allah, the friend of Allah, he could not guide his father, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam could not guide his uncle, Luke alehissalaam could not guide his wife, right? No, hardly his salon could not guide his son or his wife. So the fact is, that guidance is in the hands of Allah. And we should, we should realize that any we cannot control people. And we should really ask Allah subhana wa tada to to guide us and to and to keep us firm on guidance. Alright. Allahumma yummo kalibo colludes submit calbee Allah dainik that all Allah made my heart firm upon your religion. And then you see what is mentioned over here that in the

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galera demon, it hasn't been said that you cannot guide people. No, you cannot guide the one whom you love. Meaning your love for someone cannot save them. Your love for someone cannot save them. Any. No matter how much you love someone, no matter how much you care about them.

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That is not the reason for someone being saved for someone being guided. The reason for someone being guided is not your love it is when Allah subhanaw taala guides them.

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So we should remember that where we desperately wish good for others. We should remember our limitations. What are our limitations, we are only able to influence. We cannot control the outcome. This goes for our children. This goes for our spouses, this goes for our friends, our families, whoever it is that we're dealing with, we can only influence we cannot control the outcome. This doesn't mean that we stop caring about people and we and we don't try to do anything. No. What we need to do is we need to do our best to influence the people around us like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, he tried many times to convince his uncle, right up until you know his uncle

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passed away the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was trying to influence him. Right? He used many different ways. Right? So the same way, when it comes to your children, you advise them when it comes to your spouse, you advise them, you remind them you educate, right you inform you remind in different ways, right? You can only influence but then no matter what happens, no matter what the outcome is, do not blame yourself. This is very, very important. Because a lot of parents, a lot of teachers, you know, a lot of mentors, sometimes they carry blame, right? In the sense that they don't see a good output a good outcome. They blame themselves. And we learned this in the Quran

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is consoled over and over again, that you are only responsible to convey right guidance is not in your hands. And he is in fact told

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Not to greed so much over people insult what can we learn from that filler like a belly or enough sucker that, that you would perhaps, you know, kill yourself out of this grief that people are not believing meaning Don't do that. Don't Don't blame yourself for the choices that people are making, you are doing your part by informing them. So this is what we need to remember, our children also, we give them the best, right? We pray for them, we advise them, etc. But then no matter what the outcome is, we don't blame ourselves. Right? We seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala for any shortcomings in our part. And yes, we are not perfect in the way that we influence our children. We

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have our errors, we have our mistakes. But you know,

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there are studies that show that that, that the choices that parents make, right, they don't necessarily predict how their children are going to turn out.

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Right? Meaning choices made by parents do not necessarily predict the outcome of their children. Right? Because there are so many things that that influence your children, your parenting is just one small thing that is going to influence your children. And who knows, one one thing that you do with one child, you know, works in their favor, but the same strategy you use with another child, it goes completely against you know what they like? So, you are responsible for what you do. Right? And that is only influence and you can do your best to try to influence people but remember that the outcome is beyond you. So keep advising keep reminding and keep praying for those you love in the

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colletta demon bapta What are kin de la jolla Thema Yasha insolate Eunice is number 100. Allah subhanaw taala says women can only enough sin and took mina inlab it Neela It is not possible for any soul to believe except by the permission of Allah. Meaning if anyone believes it is because Allah subhanaw taala allowed them to Allah subhanaw taala enable them to so without the permission of Allah, no one can believe you don't control that. Right It is Allah subhanaw taala who controls that? Instead of Yunus i a 93 It is said in the levina pata la him Kalamata Rebecca law you may know that the people against whom the word of your Lord is proven meaning meaning the word that the

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decree of punishment is is due because of their choices because of what they're doing such people they can never they will never believe whoa Joe atone couldn't do it. Even if they see every sign every evidence. So yes, there are times when you when you do your best literally, but you see no change in the other person. So that is not your fault. In total anom is 35 the Prophet sallallahu earlier said I was told that what in Cana coupled our alayka erode Aldo whom if the aversion of people their constant, you know turning away their disbelief is very difficult on you to bear if you don't want to accept it, then for is the thority and Deborah DeLeon nefa config early Oh Solomon for

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summary for that to whom Biya then if you're able to, then go ahead, go through a tunnel in the earth Go Go find a letter up to the sky and go bring them some kind of a miracle that you think is going to convince them meaning what are you going to do? You cannot force people that is not up to you. That is not within your ability.

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In sort of an arm i a 111 it is mentioned Willow and Nanana Zilla la you will Mullah iica that if we were to send down angels upon people will kalama homegirl Mota and even the dead spoke to them, that oh people this is the Prophet of Allah. This is really the book of Allah believe this still would not believe what unless Allah subhanaw taala wants. So the problem is not in what you're saying. The problem is not in the truth. The problem is in these people, right, who are not willing to accept the truth No matter how clear it is so insulting the hell is 37 it is set in the hottest Allah Huda home No matter how greedy you are to guide them, no matter how badly you want people to become good

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Believe that remember for in Allah Allah de Manila, Allah does not guide those who he sends a stray meaning of these people are those who will last parameter Allah has sent a stray, then they're not going to be guided. So that guidance is not in your control. It is in whose control well that King the La Jolla demon your shot but it is Allah who guides whom He wills so yes, it is true that when akoto nasty Willow has to be moved, meaning that the majority of the people no matter how badly you want there, they're not going to believe they are not believers. And yes, lace are alayka who their home. It is not your responsibility to guide them. It is Allah who guides but then the question is,

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why would Allah guide some people and not others? Why? Why is it that are muddled the Allahu anhu he was given guidance, but Abu Talib was not. Why, what's the reason? The answer is well who are alemu Bill motorin and he is most knowing of the rightly guided I look, the dean is a plural of mortar, the mock daddy is a person who has been rightly guided. Right. So Allah knows best the state of those who are on guidance, meaning Allah knows the reality of people. He knows the state of their heart. He knows whether they are they want guidance or not. So we learn in sort of the Lord is number 27. That way, de la HeMan an ABA, Allah guides the one who turns to Allah, meaning the one

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who sincerely wants guidance, Allah subhanaw taala guides that person. So the people who don't want guidance, who keep turning away from it, who are offered guidance in the most beautiful in the best way. Imagine the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking so nicely so gently with his uncle, right, asking him so nicely, that all my Uncle, please just say one statement, right? And his uncle refuses just because of what people will say. Then remember, Allah subhanaw taala is able to force guidance on people. But that is not his way. That is not the way of Allah because if guidance was forced on people, than what would be the difference between those who who love Allah and those who

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don't, those who seek Allah's approval, and those who don't care, there would be no difference. And what would be the test of this life then? So we're who are Alevel bill Modine, Allah is most knowing of the rightly guided insulted falsehood is number eight. It is mentioned finance does have Neff suka Ali who has a lot that do not do not grieve over them. Right? Meaning over these people who reject guidance in the Lucha or lemon be Maya snare or Indeed Allah is a knowing of what they're doing. Allah knows about their actions and he knows who is worthy of guidance. And so Allah guides him and Allah knows who is not worthy of guidance who does not desire guidance. So why should Allah

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subhanaw taala force his guidance on such people? So guidance is in the hands of Allah.

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Then it is said we'll call you in February Luda America know the heart of men, or Lena will call you and they say meaning the people of Makkah the mushrikeen of Makkah, they would say that in net tiberiu that if we follow guidance maraka with you, then what will happen? Know the hump of men or Lena we will be swept away from our land.

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This is an excuse that the mistake he made for not believing. Right?

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So Abu Talib also had an excuse. What was that excuse that people will say I'm a coward. People will say that I left the way of my elders and that is an insult to my reputation. That is an insult to my good name. So this is why I will call it did not believe even though the Prophet sallallaahu Ernie said I'm really wanted him to believe here the mushy keen, they also had an excuse for not believing. And what was that excuse that if we follow guidance with you? Right? And notice what they said that if we follow guidance with you, meaning, they acknowledged that the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the truth, it was guidance. They acknowledged it in negative in a

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Tibetan Buddha, but they refuse to accept it. Right. So they said that if we follow it marca with you, meaning if we become like you

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If we follow you, right, then know the heart of Min arlena, we're going to be swept away from our land. Now, what the heart of this is from the root halt offer, and the heart of is to snatch something away quickly, okay? To take something away by force, so there is force, right? That is being used to quickly take something away. So basically, what they're saying is that we're afraid we're going to be kidnapped, we're afraid, we're going to be attacked, we're going to be killed. And, you know, suddenly, people will, people will come, all people will come and, you know, attack us. So we're not going to be able to survive through the heart of men or Lena.

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they basically, were acknowledging that we know you were the Messenger of Allah, but we are afraid to believe. And this this fear was what basically, what they're saying is that we are afraid that we will have many enemies, right, that people will turn against us for leaving idolatry. And our fate will become like yours, we will be living in fear that people oppose you. So if we follow you, they're going to oppose us, all of the various tribes, they will come together and attack us. And this way, we won't be able to survive. Right? Or the they were afraid of their idols, their false gods, that they will be angry at us, they will be, you know, consequences for our leaving idolatry.

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And they believe that their economy was, was based on idolatry, because they, according to them, it was because of the idols that people from all over Arabia came to America, right? So if we stop taking care of these idols, if we stop, you know, worshipping them, and glorifying them, people are not going to come. And if people don't come, how are we going to survive economically? If we leave idolatry, people will not come anymore. So they had all of these fears, and why why did they have these fears? There's two reasons for this. Okay. This fear was stemming from, first of all, Sue Elon Billa. Okay, having a bad assumption about Allah, that Allah will abandon us, Allah will not help us

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or that Allah is not able to help us and that Allah will let falsehood prevail, and we won't be able to survive. And this this fear is actually in many people, right? Because of such bad assumption about Allah, that they think that Allah will abandon them, they think that Allah will not help them Allah, Allah defended them, or that Allah will be unable to take care of them. And this bad thought about Allah leads many people to do wrong things. And secondly, the reason for this fear was their false belief that security and sustenance were in the hands of people and systems. Therefore God, that that sustenance comes from Allah that Allah is Allah zyk Allah is the ultimate provider. It is

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not people it is not systems. It is Allah subhanaw taala who provides so it is because of these fears, these false beliefs, right? That they were not accepting Islam. Now yes, the people of Morocco made this excuse but we need to ask ourselves that do we sometimes entertain such fears? That if I am if I practice Islam, you know more if I become more visible of a Muslim, then I will suffer right? And sometimes literally these fears are so baseless, the fear of fasting for example, if I fast them on a diet really that if you fast that are you really going to die No, so many of us Masha Allah we are capable we have that ability, that physical health, right and also that capacity

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to fast to sacrifice some of our sleep, but shy pawn, you know, he, he really makes us makes us think from from from that perspective of of scarcity, right that that scarcity mindset, that there is there is only you know, so little, so I cannot afford, I cannot do that. I cannot fast I cannot pray, I can't recite the Quran. I cannot give sadaqa I cannot do that. In the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala tells us that a shale Tanya Yuri Docomo Fokker shavon threatens you with poverty shaitan makes you fear, poverty show

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Teach that you will have less, you will have less time to sleep, you will have little to eat, you will have little fun, you will have little to enjoy. And and then

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I know, this fear translates into almost every aspect of one's life. That for example, if I leave interest, then I won't have a house, I'll be homeless, right? If I wear the hijab, everyone's going to turn against me, no one's going to marry me. Right? If I, you know, leave this job that I'm never going to find anything

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else to do, I will have no source of income, etc. Any, all of these fears they come from where from a lack of tawakkol Allah, where a person does not put their trust in Allah. Now, putting your trust in Allah does not mean that you become unrealistic. No, putting your trust in Allah means that you recognize what is within your ability, what your limitations are. And you also remember the power of Allah. Right? The fact that that everything is in Allah subhanaw taala has control,

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that it is not people who provide It is Allah who provides it is not, you know, people who who control everything, who, who harm me who or who are able to harm me, Nothing happens without the permission of Allah. Didn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that if all of the people are together together to harm you, they would not be able to harm you with anything except that which Allah subhanaw taala had already written for you. And if all of them were to join together to benefit you, again, they will not be able to benefit you with anything except with what Allah subhanaw taala has already written for you. So we must, you know, we should not let these fears

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control us. Right? Do not let these fears dictate your choices. All right, what you do in life. And so often it happens that we leave the truth knowingly, we know something to be true. But we leave it out of fear of people out of greed for more opportunity, out of that greed for being accepted by others. Right, that desire to just fit in. And in that process, you know, we lie to ourselves, we we're deceiving ourselves, right? In that pursuit of approval. We, you know, we, we become so untrue to our real identity, that we fear people more we we fear their systems more. So Allah subhanaw taala responds to this excuse of theirs, that our alarm numa Killa home Hellman meenan Have We not

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established for them a safe sanctuary? Well, I'm numa kin Are we not the ones who have established numa kin This is from makenna makenna to establish. So we have established for them? How long? I mean, it how long that is? I mean, okay, how long is what a sanctuary, right? Meaning a place of basically mcca is what it is how long it is a place of, of immense security admin, right? We see that that people around America, their lives were constantly at risk, their property was at risk. Right? Anyone traveling through the desert could be attacked, killed, you know, their property stolen. But how long was such that a person when they entered how long they were safe, their life

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was safe, their property was safe. So who is it that has made mucker? a safe sanctuary? It is Allah subhanaw taala. All right, and look at the security that Allah subhanaw taala provided the people of Makkah, especially the kurush, that elsewhere outside of Makkah,

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you know people's life, their property was in danger. But in order to be safe, it is that people would enter Makkah. So what so that we learned that if a person found the murder of their father in Makkah, they would not harm them, they would not do anything to them, until the person would leave Makkah as soon as he would step outside of Makkah, then yes, you know, they could be attacked, fought, etc. But in Makkah, it was understood everyone's life was supposed to be safe. So who has made Macau a safe sanctuary? It is Allah subhanaw taala who has granted them the security in total uncut booth is 67 It is said a while amuro and Niger, Allah how long an Armenian

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Do they not see that we have made mcca a safe sanctuary? While where you have powerful nurserymen holy and well the people around them are being kidnapped, plundered, attacked, violated, but they live in Makkah Quraysh. And they're safe in Mecca. So don't they realize that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who has granted them the security. And you see, the fact that the Quraysh were the caretakers of the Kaaba. Right, they were the inhabitants of Makkah, because of that they were respected all over Arabia. So they were safe in Makkah, and there were also safe outside of Makkah. So much of that, even when they went to, you know, the neighboring areas, like for example, Yemen,

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in the south and Syria in the north, they went there for their trade, they were granted security over there also, because they had covenants of security from from those people. So the Croatian joint security at home and also in their travels. So who has granted them the security, they have the security because of the Kaabah? Right? And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who has given them the security. So anytime that we have such fears that you know, I'm afraid that if I

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you know, fast, I'm going to be really hungry, I'm afraid that if I wear the hijab is going to happen I'm afraid that if I give up this loan, then I won't have a place to live.

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fight these thoughts, okay, counter these, these these fears. And how can you counter them by by you know, by by checking your state, you know what, yes, I could go hungry but Alhamdulillah Allah has given me this food and that food, I can eat a good meal at at school and then at a thought inshallah I can enjoy good food. Right? If I'm afraid that I'm going to be really thirsty. Let me let me drink a lot of water before, right let me make sure that I'm taking my multivitamins, my iron supplements, etc. So I'm not feeling weak, you know, assure yourself that Allah subhana wa tada has also given me many blessings, right? Which I can use to worship Him in a better way. remind yourself of how Allah

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subhanaw taala is taking care of you in every aspect of your life that up until now almost Panasonic has provided me this and that and taken care of me here and there. So if I'm most proud of the product took care of me there. I put my trust in him that he will also take care of me here in this new situation. So our long euro an hour long Nomad killer home home and Amazon have we not established for them a safe sanctuary? And then what you Jabba la he thammarat to Cooley Shay. To which are brought the fruits of all things any in mcca their their food is brought to them from from different places. You see It is well known that maca is a valley that is barren, right where nothing

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grows. It's it's an it's an a desert, Mecca is desert. And, in fact, in Makkah is not just sand, it's it's actually, you know, Rocky Mountains. So nothing grows over there. However you Jabba la hisa melodical lishi, you YouTuber.

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This is from the rude jab gene by Yeah. And Jabba is when one water collects in a pond, okay,

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or a reservoir. So water collects over there. And when it's collected over there, it means that you can use it now for quite some time until it runs out. So so this is the concept of you Jabba Right, so the meaning of your job, that that sustenance is is coming from different places, and it has been gathered in Makkah collected in Makkah. Right. And this is true because the people of Mecca Yes, they would go for their trade journeys, not just in one direction, they will go north and they would go south, right. And then otherwise, for Hajj, people would come from all over Arabia, right and when they would come, they would bring you know things in order to sell them in Morocco in order to

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make profit. So so the economy of Morocco was thriving, so huge about ilahi, some erotically shake fruits of everything. So who sends the sustenance is Camila Dona as provision from us? This is especially from Allah soprano, tada Alright, so it

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It's as if they're being told that look, you have the security and you have sustenance even though you are committing idolatry, what do you think if you believe, and you, you worship only Allah, and you support his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, then do you think Allah subhanaw taala will deprive you, if Allah has been giving you so much despite your, your Sheikh, then your idolatry, then you think Allah subhanaw taala will not take care of you, when you when you support his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So again, whenever we have such fears, you know, don't let these fears dictate your choices, question such thoughts, don't let them lead you. Don't succumb to

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your fears. Because a lot of times these fears are coming from shaitan. So the people of Makkah, they were ignoring the fact that you know that there were only looking, you know, into their future thinking that, you know, the help of min, Athena, everyone's going to turn against us, we won't be able to survive.

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And they were forgetting their current condition. They were forgetting their past. And this is what we need to do as well, instead of only looking at what might happen, and thinking about what could go wrong over which you have no control. Think about your present situation, how else Python is taking care of you right now. And reflect over your past how the last panel data has been taking care of you all this time. And that will give you the courage to take the right step, to stick to the truth, to hold on to it and not compromise on that because of the fear of people.

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And this also shows us that food and security, sustenance and security there are blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. And the people of Makkah, especially enjoyed these two blessings. And they're mentioned in sort of Cornish also, Li Laffy Qureshi, Isla for him riflette a*a, he will slave right, that the people of Makkah, the Qureshi, especially the tribe of Quraysh, any, they enjoyed covenants of security from from neighboring tribes, because of which they were able to travel freely, all the way up to Syria, and all the way down to Yemen. And then they were respected everywhere. So, either the regulator sheeta he will save and Allah subhanaw taala enable them to

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travel to, you know, to go on their trade journeys in the winter and in summer. So imagine, you know, their income was not just, you know, a once a year that they made a whole lot of money twice a year, right, once in the summer, once in the winter, and, and otherwise, people were always pouring into Makkah, bringing in, you know, their trade goods, etc. So who has given them this? It is Allah subhanaw taala foliar buddhu Rob berhad elbaite so they should worship the Lord of this house? Right The Lord of the Kaaba, because it is because of the karma that the people of Qureshi enjoyed so many so many privileges. And then it is mentioned a lady of Burma humanure and what m&r mina Cove He is

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the one who has given them food so that they don't go hungry. And he is the one who has given them security so they don't live with fear. So sustenance and security are huge blessings of Allah, for which we must be extremely grateful. You know, the fact that we are safe in our homes? Yes. Okay because of lockdown because of the current, you know, situation we're not able to travel freely, we're not able to go outside that much. But the fact that we are safe in our homes we have access to the internet, electricity, water, right? And then food Allahu Akbar, you don't even have to go outside to get food. You can simply order food from your phone, in a huge by either mulata cliche,

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right? It's it will come to you literally it's it's collecting in your own you can store food in your house, in your freezers in your pantry. Alright, you're able to do that, yet we have so many complaints. He instead of focusing on the blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has given us we're constantly focused on complaining complaining. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever among you wakes up physically healthy, because we know there are a lot of people young and old, many young even who go to sleep but they're not able to wake up right? Or they go to sleep and they wake up with you know, severe health conditions or or you know, pain etc. So whoever among you

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wakes up physically

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Healthy, feeling safe and secure within himself, that in your home, you're safe and secure with food for the day. It is as if he acquired the whole world. *a annamma. He's at LaHood dounia. It's as if he has acquired the whole world. So we are truly very fortunate, very blessed. And we need to focus on on these blessings that Allah has given us. When the Prophet sallallahu earlier son went to bed, he would say Alhamdulillah he Lady of Burma was a corner worker Fernau. What are Werner for come in Malacca? viola, who when are we, that and this is reported in Muslim, that all praise to Allah who gave us food to eat and who gave us water to drink or who gave us things to drink, and who

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sufficed us and sheltered us because there's so many who have no one to provide for them, or no one to give shelter to them. Any when you are laying in your bed, there are so many people all over the world who don't have a proper bed to lay down on who don't have that security at night, who are going to bed hungry. So for sustenance, food and safety are huge blessings of Allah, for which we must show gratitude. Because remember, when a person is grateful, a Lost Planet Allah says that in Shackleton let us even know come I will increase your blessings for you want to incur for two inada Mila Shadi and if you're ungrateful, then my punishment is indeed very severe. So the people of

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Makkah enjoyed these two privileges. And remember, they enjoyed these two privileges purely as a blessing from Allah is Camila Luna. Allah is the one who gave this to them. Because they can he there are so many people, so many communities all over the world, they don't enjoy security, they don't enjoy you know,

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sustenance etc. Any economically they're struggling. So if someone is thriving economically and in terms of security, this is Allah's blessing.

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And the people of Makkah they enjoyed this especially because remember Ibrahim or s&m had made doll for his descendants. We learned in salt Ibrahima 37. That Ibrahim are listed amadora robinair in the aschen Tamil Nadu the Yeti that oh my lord I have I have made some of my children some of my my progeny live in beeware din lady these are in near event in a valley that doesn't grow anything meaning I've brought them to Makkah and I'm leaving them here but this place grows nothing there there's there's no way that they will survive here. The only thing that is of significance in this place is there in debatable No, hold on, it is your sacred house. It is the cargo and I have brought

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them here I'm leaving them here are Benelli okay masala or our Lord so that they establish Salah they worship you over here. Therefore fudger will have a determination as to Hawaii let him let the hearts of people inclined towards them. Meaning let the hearts of people inclined towards my descendants. Right that that put the love of my my children in the hearts of people. What is the outcome and provide the minister Morales la la mia she couldn't give them fruit so that food so that they can be grateful. So Ibrahima listen amid Dora. And as a result of that any the people of Makkah for generations for years, any they they enjoyed so many blessings and we see that till today. And

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the Makkah is a place where in the house on once you enter you you feel secure, right? You will not go hungry over there. There's so much food, right? What I can throw home lay on the moon but most of them do not know. Meaning most of the people they don't realize they don't acknowledge that the security and the sustenance they're enjoying are actually coming from Allah soprano Tada. So they completely ignore Allah. They don't show any gratitude. And this is so strange. You see even animals, right? They develop affection. Animals develop affection for people who feed them.

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Right? Even the most vicious of animals, wild animals, right? You feed them, they will actually like you I'm sure you've seen videos of a lion, you know, being so affectionate and gentle and playful with a human being. Why what did that human being do? fed that line.

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Right. So this sense is even in animals. But what is wrong with us that we enjoy the food, the sustenance, the security that Allah subhanaw taala is giving us every single day. Every single moment we're enjoying so many blessings were encouraged do near Matala he loved or sue her. But still, honey we we go on ignoring Allah we go on living our lives as if

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we believe in no god stuffit Allah. May Allah subhana wa tada forgive us. Ibrahim Ali Salaam. He said to his people in circle Anca budaya 17 we learn that in the Medina thar bounnam in Dune Illa lamely, Kunal Akuma is that the beings you worship besides Allah, they don't own any sustenance meaning they're not the ones who are giving you sustenance. It's not the creation that provides you Who is it that provides you It is Allah who provides you forbid during the lahad risk, so seek sustenance from Allah wa obudu and worship in wash guru Allahu and show gratitude to him. And remember that he later Jeroen, to him is your return, you're going back to him. So how long are you

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going to ignore Allah?

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Then a warning is given in the next verse. What can Lucknow min kata yet in Berkeley? Let's Marie shatter her and how many a city have we destroyed? That was insolent in its way of living? The people of Macau are being given a warning that what is our behavior towards a lot it is of ingratitude. Look just look about you know, look at recent history just look around yourself. What come Alekna how many we destroyed in Korea 10. A city meaning so many different cities, so many different civilizations. But what did these people do? Buckley Lata Marie shutter ha they both a lot there marisha marisha way of living, what is buffalo buffalo buffalo is to is to be extremely, on

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thankful, okay, or to exalt a great deal to be very, very boastful. Okay. Meaning that a person is extremely arrogant about what they have. Right? Because they have some wealth. They're extremely arrogant, they're full of themselves. And as a result of that, they are boastful. They don't show a gratitude to Allah or to people. This is this is bizarre. All right, so they were very insolent in their manner of life in their marisha marisha. This is from it sharing the sheet, or marisha livelihood or way of living. So in their, in their lifestyle, basically, they were very insolent, very unthankful, very arrogant, either were so focused on just enjoying their blessings and thinking

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highly of themselves, and, you know, immersed in their blessings, that they never showed gratitude to Allah. They were just lost in enjoying, you know, in in enjoying their blessings and thinking highly of themselves.

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You know, belittling other people using their blessings to disobey Allah. Right, never thanking Allah booklet Automator Isha to her. They were ungrateful to Allah. So and as a result of that, they rejected the messengers of Allah, they belittled the truth, they look down upon it, and we have many examples look at fit our own right fit our own boss to today's people, that that I control all these rivers and and I have I own all of this wealth. And Moosa, you know, he has nothing, right? He belittled musala his salon, I had the lady who were mahane while I occurred to you being that he is you know, he is a slave at his status is so low, and he doesn't even make himself clear. Right. He

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was mocking at the way that most artists Anam was speaking. So, for our own, it was like that, right? He was all the people who bought little tomorrow he shot the HA, we learn about the people of Sri Birla who sent him that even how they were so arrogant that they basically said to show a very Salaam that you know, we thought you were very you were very intelligent. And here you are, you know, telling us that we should be fair and honest in our dealings. If we if we do that we won't be able to survive, but not to marry shut haha

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So what happened to all these civilizations look at the consequence fatigue karma Sakina home. So those are their homes, their dwellings. My second is a plural of muskan muskan is is a is a place of, of dwelling meaning look at their homes there, they're still standing right there still standing the remains of the people of the mood any any reason we see their houses still today because they they literally have built their homes, they didn't really build them they dug out mountains, they carved mountains, right to make their houses within the they stand till today. And the fit our own right the pyramids are still there. So fatigue commissar kinome so those are their dwellings they're

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still standing lung to scam member the him Illa Allah which have not been inhabited after them except briefly meeting

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those those civilizations very quickly, they came to an end, what could national where the theme and it is We Who were the inheritors, meaning these people did not live in the world forever, in their blessings forever. No, very soon, they left the world, they you know, they met their end, right. And ultimately, whatever they owned, remained in the world and it is Allah subhanaw taala who inherits everything, because everyone is going to die, whatever we have is going to remain here. And it's it's going to it's it's with Allah. So what's the lesson over here the lesson is, that never make your blessings and excuse for turning away from Allah.

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Never make the gifts that Allah has given you. a means of and an excuse to disobey Allah. Because these are just means that a lost part of God has given us Don't, don't, don't be fooled because of the wealth that you have the opportunities that you're getting, right, or the name that you're making, the fame, that you have, or or whatever, you know, type of progress you're making, in your career or you know, in your goals in your life dreams. This is all given to you by Allah. So do not make that as an excuse to disobey have to turn away from the truth to to belittle the truth. Because whatever we make in terms of money, name, fame, anything that we make, it's it's not meant to stay

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with us forever. This is given to us, you know, just temporarily. So, insert Maria Maya 40, Allah subhanaw taala says international nadie through our lower menolly her what you lay now your journal, indeed we are the ones who will inherit the earth and whoever that is upon it, and to us they will return our return is to Allah. Let us never forget that. It is said Womack cannot book a MOOC legal caught up and never would your Lord have destroyed the city's meaning Allah subhanaw taala would never punish and Pura Pura is a plural of Korea, meaning different civilizations that lived in the past, Allah would never destroy them.

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Hector, yerba taffy, O'Meara Sula, until he would send among them a messenger, especially until he sent in their own meaning the central the main city, a messenger, who would yet to Our Lady Maya Tina, who would recite to them our verses, when I could not only kill Cora Illa Hello, hello Valley moon. And we would not destroy the cities except while there people were wrongdoers. So there's a number of things we learn over here. First of all, we see that Allah subhanaw taala, does not punish a people.

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You know, unless and until the truth has been made clear to them, until the warning has been given to them. Right, until the truth has been clarified to them. And how does that happen? By by sending a messenger to them.

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And that messenger sent were specifically for omiya in the central town. So the messengers of Allah were sent to Central towns where, you know, basically the heart of the population. Why because whatever is in the center, you know, it spreads everywhere, whatever is in the main in the big city, it spreads everywhere news spreads, you know, a faster across different lens. So the prophets of Allah were from such places, right moosari Center was sent to fit our own directly

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Because whatever would reach for our own would reach everywhere else. The Prophet sallallahu raisina was from Makkah central town, because whatever was in Mecca, would reach everywhere. So,

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the point over here is that, that Allah subhanaw taala always informs people warns people, gives them an opportunity to learn, to understand, to accept to change their ways, but when they insist on their learning, when they do not leave their injustice, that is, when the punishment descends upon them. So, we see over here that it is injustice, because of which

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are the outcomes, punishment comes to nations to households, and communities, it is because of injustice, in sort of hood, I have 117, we learn one, I cannot book a live nickel corabi woman, what I flew her mostly home, Allah would not punish a town, you know, a people of a city, because of their injustice, while while there are among them, those who are making reforms, right, those who are who are reminding others, those who are teaching others, and when that stops and injustice prevails, then then the punishment comes quickly in even in the world. So we see for example, with the brothers of use of RT, his setup, right? That how, when, when they cooperated in in doing wrong,

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where they spoke amongst themselves, and they decided to, you know, kill the use of or get rid of him. Right? they conspired together. And eventually they went and, and, and through use of already said, I'm in the world, and they went and lied to their father, and even afterwards, they didn't do anything to fix, you know, their their wrongdoing, what happened eventually, in verse number 88, we learn that fella dahulu rla he called me, a Valera, xizhou, my son, our lenoble

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we have been afflicted with great harm, with with difficulty with hard times. And this shows us that because of our injustice, there are consequences, even in this life, even in this life, and and those consequences are what they are a wake up call, right, a wake up call that that consider your your current situation, take account of your current situation, and, you know, introspect and change what needs to be changed.

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But unfortunately, this is when we start making excuses we can so blinded by our greed, that we don't want to acknowledge our wrongs.

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So when people persist in injustice, in wrongdoing in disobedience, that is what ultimately brings about the Wrath of Allah. So Wilma can now move Li kill Cora Illa lol barley moon, may Allah subhanaw taala protect us from being so blind to our own mistakes May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from such injustice and malice prostata give us the ability to recognize the truth and accept it and adhere to it and not be driven by fears. I mean, inshallah we will conclude over here so panicle lahoma would be handed a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta, a stuffy Luca Tobu la wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu