Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P15 146B Tafsir Bani Israil 66-70

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the history and importance of Islam, including its use of je miles and the use of "we" to describe situations and moments of fear. They emphasize the need to avoid harming oneself and avoid harming others, as it is impossible to avoid harms. The speakers also touch on the negative consequences of running away from Allah and the importance of protecting oneself from bad events and learning to be a good person. They emphasize the need to recognize and reward people for their actions, particularly when they relate to teachings of Islam, and to improve in order to become more responsible for their actions.
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Lesson number 146 sudo Israa i n number 66 to 77

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will become your Lord, meaning Allah, your Lord, the One who created you and the one who created everything, the one who owns you and the one who owns everything. He is the one who Alavi he who use je lecan He drives for you.

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What does he push on for you? Unfold? The ships were filled by hurry in the sea. Why? Lee Tabitha, who so that you may seek manfaat Lee from His bounty, both worldly as well as religious in the who cannot become Rahima? Indeed, he is ever with you. Merciful towards you, he is very merciful. And this what is mentioned over here is just one example of His mercy on you. And what is that, that how Allah subhanaw taala causes ships to move to sail on water. The word that is used over here, use G use G is from the root letters ze Jeem. Wo, is job is basically to push a camel. Now obviously a camel, if you want it to move forward, you're not going to push it with your hand. All right? What

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is it that you're going to do? You're going to urge it on how by making certain sounds. All right. Like for example, if you ever riding a horse, you know, there's different ways of making the horse run faster, different ways of making camels walk faster, run faster. So is just is to urge something on to make it move forward, do drive it to propel it. And how is that done time after time. So every few minutes, for example, the horse or the camel is given some indication because of which it will understand that I have to move faster, I have to run faster. So over here, Allah subhanaw taala says that Allah they use je la Kemal Falken, he makes the ships move on for you were at sea. If you think

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about it, ships sailing on water. There's two things involved over here. First of all, the fact that ships are floating and not sinking, they're actually staying on the surface of the water and they're not sinking in the water. And this is amazing. That how something very small like a pin. If you put it on water, what's going to happen, it's going to sink immediately. A heavy ball like for example, a bowling ball, what will happen to it, it will sink. However, when it comes to a ship, huge, massive ship carrying people carrying burdens carrying loads, what happens to it? It doesn't sink? Why? What's the reason? Physics right? Now if you think about it, who designed that physics? Who?

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Allah subhanaw taala. Right, you study about it in science, density, and so on and so forth. Who decided who made the system? Allah subhanaw taala did. And it is very amazing. If you study it, if you reflect on it, it is quite astonishing that how, just with a little bit of difference in weight and volume in maths how something could float and how something can sink.

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So when you go when you study physics, you find out that it's pretty much just a set of rules, that we've tried to figure out how the world works, but it's kind of a ALLAH SubhanA. Allah is the One who created this world, the one who set these rules into place. Yes. And these rules, I mean, we've just figured some of them out, we haven't discovered them or understood them or known them completely 100%. Right. These are just rules that we think because of which, you know, a ship will float and it will not sink. So who designed it who set those up? Allah subhanaw taala. And then it's amazing how a ship when it's on the water, what happens as the wind blows, it will move forward. But

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you know that the sails, they have to be angled on a certain you know, position or whatever, and only then they will move forward otherwise what will happen, the ship will not move forward. Right. So it is a very interesting science. Now, people they learn how to sail ships even today, even though they don't need to really go on sale ships and travel from one part of the world to the other. And in order to learn this skill. I mean, you have to have knowledge of physics and so on and so forth. I mean, there's literally schools out there that will teach you how to use a sailboat. And there's a lot of physics involved in that. Now, Allah subhanaw taala is the one who designed this

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for you made this for you. Why Lita Budo min fugly so that you can travel from one part to the other and

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seek the bounty of Allah Subhana

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Allah subhanaw taala when he created the earth, he didn't put everything in one place. Nor did he put everything in every place. Rather he scattered different things, different people, different things of benefit to people all over the world, what God the raffia Aquata everything is not consolidated or, you know, confined to one place. And because of this reason, we see that people need to travel. Sometimes you need to travel, to meet your family. Sometimes you need to travel to seek knowledge. People travel in order to get food in order to trade, buy and sell. I mean, think about it so many times when you're living in this country in this city. Why is that you buy things

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online and they're shipped to you from Australia, from China from Hong Kong from so many parts of the world. So little bit a woman fugly. You can see his bounty. And over here fadul, what does it refer to the different worldly blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has bestowed us with, and then also it refers to religious benefits. You know, people have to travel in order to do Hajj. And if sea travel was not possible, many people would never be able to go for Hajj. So lit up the woman fugly in the hole cannot become Rahima indeed, he is ever with you, towards you, merciful. This is Allah's mercy, that he enabled you to travel, he gave you the mind the intellect to observe and

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figure out how things work. And then you make ships, you make boats, and then not just sales, but engines and so on and so forth. And with that you accomplish your goals, your wishes, were either must Sakamoto rule. What either and when Masako it touches you, a blue adversity, and the word blue adversity, it refers to what is suffered by the knifes meaning an adversity that strikes the knifes the person you know, for example, a physical ailment, or for example, anxiety. This is all about fear, worry, fever, you know, a fractured bone, all of this is what the examples of the what is experienced in the body. But it's not just limited to what is experienced in the body, though, is

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also adversity that is experienced in your circumstances in your while.

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So we're either must second will the roof will have when you are at sea, and adversity touches you. How, for example, a huge storm sales not working anymore. The ship, you know it's drowning, and what is the Loden fear of drowning there violent waves over there. So you're afraid for your life? What happens in that situation? Because if you are on land, and your car breaks down, what happens you can just walk even if you have to walk for two days or for two hours you can eventually get from one place to another right. But at sea, if your means of transportation breaks down, then what will happen? What will happen? You will drown you will die. And we see this even recently how many ships

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me there have drowned and how many people have lost their lives. So when you are in a situation like this Allah subhanaw taala says Birla it gets lost. Who gets lost money whoever the owner you will call upon you make dua to Allah Yeah, who except him. You forget about everyone but Allah. What happens at that time is that you forget about your idols you forget about your friends, you forget about your connections you forget about everyone whom you used to previously invoke whom you used to previously ask for help. And who is the only one that you remember that time? Allah subhanaw taala. You know, this is the reason why they say there are no atheists set see, right? Because what happens

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in a situation like that even a person who does not believe in God, Who Does he cry out to God, right? If a person worships idols, or worships ssrna Santa or any other form of ship he's lost in then what will he do? When nothing will work? Eventually he will call upon Allah subhanaw taala only been lamented Aruna Illa Yahoo. Philomena Jakob then when he saves you, Allah rescues you he delivers you to safety in Albery to land you were in the middle of the sea. Your ship broke down or your boat, it broke down and you were at the verge of drowning. Miraculously, you were saved. Only Allah saved you you call upon Him. And when he brings you to land to say

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50 What do you do? Do you think Allah no are a lot? Don't you turn away? You turn away from Allah, you don't even thank him. And instead of continuing to worship Him alone, you associate partners with him. What does Allah say? What can tell Insan? hookah fura. And man is ever ungrateful, extremely ungrateful. Allah alone saved him, and he does not even thank Allah.

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Over here, what is mentioned, is not just limited to people who go through this exact experience. But in general, we see that this is human behavior, that when we are in adversity, when we are in difficulty, who do we think about? Who do we turn to? Allah subhanaw taala nothing else we forget about everybody, no one else comes to our mind. Who is it that we call upon Allah? And then when Allah takes us out of that difficult situation, saves our life lets us live. You know, cures steaks, that pain away, delivers us from that difficult problem. What happens afterwards? What is the way of the majority of us we don't thank Allah.

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Think about it the last time that you took a very difficult exam to to make dua

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I'm sure he did.

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What do we do? We make dua we give sadaqa. We keep saying Allah, please forgive me, please forgive me. And please, if you help me this time, I will be good. I will do this. I will do that. We make dua, we talk to Allah, we beg him for help. But as soon as that exam was over, let's go party have fun.

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On October, you turn away, you don't even say Alhamdulillah I was going on an international flight and the captain announces that we are having no gear front gear and we are going to have an emergency landing. So everybody was prepared to inflate the slides. And when we were landing, we almost started saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, all the non Muslims. They learned from us what you're saying. And the whole aircraft was saying, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar. And they learn from us. What are you saying? Because they know Allah will be useless or saying something. So the whole aircraft was saying, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar. And when we landed, the

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front games came out and besides landed safely.

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Now, think about it. Allah saved everybody. Everybody called upon who, Allah, even those who did not believe in Allah in the right way, we're calling upon Allah. But then what happens afterwards when Allah saves us?

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Out of doom,

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you turn away, you forget about him.

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And then you get lost in everything else. What happens at the time of adversity? Everyone else? Bala, you lose them. You forget about them, you don't think about them. And then when Allah saves you, who do you forget Allah? And who do you remember everybody else?

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If somebody did that to you,

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that generally they don't care about you, they don't talk to you. They don't call you they don't message you nothing. But every time they need something for you, that's when they call you.

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You help them, you talk to them. You spend an hour talking to them, comforting them. And then the next day when the problem is solved. You call them no answer. Three days later, you call them no answer. You send them a message, no answer. You send them an email, no answer. You wonder if they're alive or dead.

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And then you run by them somewhere, and they pretend as if they didn't see you. What do you think about such a person?

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What would you say about such a person? They're your friend?

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They've used you. Right? They're so selfish. If we as human beings don't like this, we think it's very rude if someone uses us a time of need and then later on they forget us.

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Think about it.

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Does this benefit Allah subhanaw taala that we do this with him?

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If I'm into them, do you feel secure and that your sci fi become your sci fi become it will swallow you what journey will bury the side of the land your suffers from causing for and hospice to sink with basically when the earth swallows what is above it. And it happens, like for example, an earthquake, and there was a house and then after the earthquake the house is nowhere to be found. Part of the road gone. Where is it swallowed by the earth? What happened with PowToon? You remember what happened with Qarun he was walking on the earth displaying all of his wealth, and then what happened? His home his money him everything swallowed. So do you feel secure that this will not

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happen to you?

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You Allah can cause the earth to swallow you journey bilberry gentle side and above land. Meaning do you think you are safe on land?

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The fact that you had to call upon Allah when you were at sea shows that you are needy of Allah. So what do you think when you're safe? When you're on land? You think you're not needy of Allah. You think Allah does not have control over that earth? You think he cannot hold you accountable over there? You think he cannot seize you there you think he cannot punish you there? Oh, you're salaam aleikum, he will send upon you how Sliva a shower of stones from where from the sky? How slip, how solid bath and how sleep is basically a violent wind. Such a violent wind or a hurricane that picks up everything in its way even sand and pebbles and leaves and pieces of wood and stones. And what

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happens when a wind blows like this when it's picking up everything that's on its way it will

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throw things also right? So this is a reason why how sleep is used for a shower of stones. You know for example, a sandstorm what happens in it sand is picked up and it's all over in the air. You can't even open your eyes. Because if you do goes into your eyes, it can injure you severely.

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When violent when really fast wind is blowing it's dangerous to be outside because you never know a tree might be uprooted and thrown upon you.

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Exactly. I mean, there's no visibility and not just that it's actually very dangerous. So it is said that how slip is a violent wind. Okay, where at land. So we use Olalekan Housley, one sumela Taiji, doula como Akela. Then you will not find for yourselves a will kill an advocate, someone to protect you from Allah subhanaw taala. What What's the message that we are being given that at sea? When we're in difficulty, we remember Allah. Why? Because we realize only He can help.

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But why is it that when we're at land, we think we are safe.

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Allah subhanaw taala he has full authority, power over us, wherever we are, whether we are at sea, or we are on land, he can cause a storm to come and destroy us at sea. And he can cause a storm to come and destroy us on land. He can send a shower of stones, he can cause the earth to swallow us. Basically, we can never run away from Allah subhanaw taala IF we OBEY Him, we are His servants. If we disobey Him, we are still his servants. We can never escape the power of Allah subhanaw taala his grip, we can never avoid him. So when people are locked on when they turn away from Allah, what are they thinking? When we forget Allah? What are we thinking? You know, for example, if there is a

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person whom you used to know long time ago, and now you don't want to know them anymore, and you just basically want to avoid them to the best of your ability, what happens? You can delete their contact, they try to reach you somewhere on social media, you block them, you can do that right? Can they force themselves on you? No, they cannot. Can they harm us? No, they cannot.

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But Allah subhanaw taala Can we really run away from him? Can we hide from him anywhere? So turning away from Allah, what is this than pure foolishness? What is the person doing? He is harming himself. And in fact, he is showing extreme ingratitude to Allah subhanaw taala, the one who helps him the one who provides him the one who saves him. And look at this man running away from Allah. Where, where to, you know, like in the Quran, we learn lammle German Allah He Illa la he, there is no place of refuge from Allah except do him with him.

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If you want to be saved from his punishment, you have to go back to Allah subhanaw taala intro to Rahman Allah says yeah, mashallah, Ginni will ins in his department and turn Fulldome in UCLA is somewhat you will have fun for you, Latin funa, elaborates upon that, oh, assembly of jinn and men, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth and go ahead, try to escape try to run, but you cannot, you cannot do so because no matter where you are, Allah subhanaw taala has power over you. But generally what happens where we feel weak, then we feel afraid of Allah subhanaw taala and where we have some control some authority, then we tend to forget him. But the

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fact is that no

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matter what control what authority what power what health we have, we are still weak. Allah subhanaw taala still has power over us. In total and Arland 65 Allah says cool who will call you or Allah? Yeah Bartha Lake Martha Blumenfeld, pecan Omen, Dottie or Julie calm, say Allah, He is the one who has the Qudra to send punishment on you from above you, and also from beneath your feet.

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From above you and from beneath you.

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How can we save ourselves from Allah? How can we protect ourselves from Allah? How can we run away from him? We cannot, because who are we servants? Who are we? We are owned by him. Allah is Malik. He is the owner and we are mum, Luke, we are owned by him.

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He is the ROB He is the Lord and who are we must look we are His creation. So running away from Allah, avoiding him, what is it pure foolishness. A person is only harming himself. You know, there's a hadith in Sahih, Muslim Hadith Guzzi, in which we learned that Allah subhanaw taala says that all my servants, all of you are astray, are lost except for those whom I guide. So ask Me for guidance, and I will guide you, all my servants, all of you are hungry,

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except for those whom I feed. So ask me for food and I will feed you, all my servants, all of you are naked, except for those whom I clothed. So ask me for clothes and I will clothe you,

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all my servants, you can never reach a level where you can harm me. You can never reach a level where you can benefit me. And if all of mankind and all of jinn were to become as righteous as the most righteous person ever, everyone became super righteous, like the most pious person ever. That would not benefit Allah. It would not increase him in his dominion. And if all of men and if all of jinn would become as wicked as the most wicked person, like imagine for their own how evil imagine IBLEES how evil imagine every single human being in every single Jin became like a bliss or became like their own. That would not cause any loss to Allah's power, to Allah's dominion.

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Allah says in that hadith would say we learned that Allah subhanaw taala says that oh my servants, that is your deeds that I am recording for you that are being recorded for you, and I will recompense you for them. So basically, what we're being told in that hadith is that no matter what we do, whether we do good, whether we do bad, whether we remember Allah or turn away from Him, thank you or are ungrateful to him. Can we cause Allah any benefit or any loss? Not at all? Who do we benefit ourselves? Who do we harm ourselves? Because it is our deeds, which are being recorded for who? For us, they're going to come back to us, we're going to be paid back for them. To the fact is

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that Allah is LUNNEY he is rich, he is free of need of us. We need Him and He does not need us at all. So if we remember him,

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it's for our own good momentum or do you feel secure when you're either come that he will return you send you back? Meanwhile dial I would either your order to return your either he will return you? You're either come? So do you feel secure? That Allah subhanaw taala he can return you fi in it. Were back to see back on a ship donathan Ohara another time Daraa attorn comeback okra, another you think he cannot send you back to see again?

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Another time? Of course he can. You know sometimes it happens that you go somewhere and you have a very, very bad experience. And you come back and you're like, never again. I'm never going there again.

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So for instance, you take a flight, first time ever, and you're throwing up from the moment the airplane takes off until it lends so then what do you say you're like, that's it. I'm never going on an airplane again. You can avoid it for five years. You can avoid it for 10 years, but then what happens? You have to go you have to travel. You go to a particular country and you hated it from the first day to the last day of your visit. You were sick. You had terrible experiences. What do you say I'm never going there again.

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And you try your best to avoid that place but what happens certain circumstances are created with

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As of what you cannot avoid,

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right? So, if you made promises to Allah subhanaw taala at sea when you were in difficulty and Allah saved you and later on you forgot about Allah. And then you say, Well, you know what? I'm on land. I'm fine now I'm safe now. You think really you're safe. You think Allah can I take you back at sea?

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A mentum

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Do you feel secure and you're either configurator rotten okra for you? Salam, Aleikum. Pulsipher then he will send on you a parsley. What is also us is to break. And causative is basically a destructive storm at sea. In which there's violent wind, huge waves, everything is so violent and destructive, that basically everything is us Broken maxtow Broken, so Asif, a violent storm that is very destructive. Earlier we learned how sleep how sleep is what is a violent storm that is very destructive, where on land and this is the one ad See also from an array of wind, meaning such wind that is destructive, he consented for you to come, and He can cause you to drown, be Malka fourth

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tomb. Because you disbelieved when, earlier.

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When you were in a similar situation earlier you called upon him and then later on, you turned away from him. So now he will bring you back and he can finish you because of your disbelief. So mulata if you do then you will not find Lacan for yourselves or Lena against us. Be for it to be an Avenger. You cannot find any Avenger against us. The beer, what's the route? Dabba? I mean, what does the army to follow? etbr to follow. So Debir is one that follows one that pursues one that goes after the other. For example, if someone has been unfair with you,

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all right, and you want to take revenge, but you're not able to because you're in a different country. What will you do? You will ask someone

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to go and take revenge for you. You will hire them, you will get a lawyer, you will sue them so on and so forth. But who can you find? Is there anybody that you can find in this universe? Who can take revenge on your behalf from Allah subhanaw taala? Seriously, is there anyone that can take revenge from Allah for you know, what can you do? What are you going to do? If Allah destroys you, if Allah punishes you, you can't do anything?

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And through the shrimps I have 14 to 15 We learned forget the Boo Farah karuah, Fernanda Marlena and Rob boom be done be him for so while while I Ahafo. Oh Koba. Allah does not fear the consequences, because there is no one who can question him, there is no one who can take revenge from him. And the fact is that Allah does not do alone at all. So if he were to punish you at this instant,

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it would not be injustice, it will be something that you would deserve, because you called upon him earlier. And then later on, you turned away from him. This is what you deserve them to be punished. In the place where you were treacherous with Allah subhanaw taala

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I'm intim and you're either convenient or not and okra for your similarly compulsive amenorrhea.

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The fact is that as human beings, what are we?

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Mortals, right? We're not here forever. If we survive one disaster, and live on for a few more years. Are we going to remain like that forever? No. We know that each time we come out of a problem. Very soon, there's going to be another problem.

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If you survive one winter, you know that next year, winter will come again. Right? Sooner or later something is going to come and strike us and finish us.

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You know, for example, a person thinks oh, there was such a bad car accident. 100 I was not there. 100 It was saved. Yes. Alhamdulillah but how many times are we going to be saved? Eventually your time will come when we will not be saved. When we will die? Because we're not here forever.

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Inna Lillahi wa inna la broad your own we're going back to him. So why run away from him? Why avoid him? Why turn away from him?

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What are called the corona, Benny Adam, and certainly we have honored the Children of Adam. What occurred Karana Kurama. You can remove the cream. The cream is to honor someone come to shore generosity.

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Allah subhanaw taala says that we have certainly honored and

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We have been generous towards who? The children of Adam, how? But Allah subhanaw taala has honored men over the rest of the creation.

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Earlier we learned about the incident of iblees that how when Allah subhanaw taala created Adam, Rene Sam, he told the angels to prostrate to Adam.

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Wasn't that the clean? Wasn't that honor? From the very beginning? Allah honored human beings He made the angels Prostrate to Adam. And he even told a jinn to prostrate to Adam. Yes, that gene refused. All right, however, what does it show that the status of the human being that is righteous that believes that is good, is higher than that of the angels? And it's higher than that of the jinn.

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It's higher? Well, I called the Karana bunny Adam. And if you look at the rest of the creation, for example, animals, birds, insects that has Allah subhanaw taala honored us above them.

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Just look at your body,

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in the physical form that Allah subhanaw taala has given to us, has he not honored us? Think about it. A goat, a lion, elephant mean all these animals, amazing in their own ways, but how are they walking on? All Fours? Man, imagine if we human beings also walked on fours, on our hands. And on our feet? Would that be the cream? Body is bent forward? Humbled? Or for example, a snake? How is it? Its entire body is on the ground?

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Look at a bird it doesn't even have hands it has feathers that behind it wings that are behind it on the sides of it.

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What Kolomna bunny Adam, just look at the body compare the human body with the rest of the creatures. How Allah has really honored the human being.

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Look at the skin.

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Every other creature what does it have on it?

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Either fur or feathers, or something of the sort but human skin is unique. It is so different. Look at the human hair. It's not all over the body in the sense that hair just as there is on your head.

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There is no hair like that on your nose. There's no hair like that on your forehead. There's no hair like that on your hands. Have you ever seen a picture of a human hand next to the hand of a monkey or something?

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What do you see? They're so similar, yet one is far more dignified than the other?

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Yeah, I mean animals they have just one skin one for right. But human beings. Allah subhanaw taala has given us clothes. Right, which we can change according to season. Just recently, I was watching this documentary about chipmunks that how throughout the summer poor chipmunks each month lives in its own hole. All right. And throughout the summer, she's collecting nuts. Okay. And why? Because throughout the winter, it needs the food. And they were showing about how this one chipmunk, busy collecting, collecting, collecting and once when it goes, he's being watched by an older chipmunk, and that older chipmunk, what he does is that he steals

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all of the nuts that that little chipmunk had collected. And then when that little chipmunk returns to its style and sees there's hardly anything left and he finds the culprit he tries to find but then he escaped to save his own life.

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And fall he has already entered and the port chipmunk has to go in very dangerous territory to find more food.

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And I was just thinking that, why does it need to collect all that food because once the snow and the ice is going to cover the ground, that's it, the poor creature cannot come out and if it comes out, it can freeze to death, it cannot survive.

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But as human beings, Allah subhanaw taala has not just given us, you know, a body or food but even AKA, just reasoning

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through which we can observe and learn and plan. We don't have to hibernate through winter. Right? We can make clothes with which we can protect ourselves. We have come up with so many ways to make our way out of the snow. Right? What are called to call Ramona bunny Adam. Allah has honored the Children of Adam, but it's amazing how Allah has gifted us the most honored as the most. But yet, we remember him the least.

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We learned earlier that we're immune che in Illa u sub behind everything is doing this be of Allah subhanaw taala living or nonliving animal Robert, what is it doing? Busy glorifying Allah

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And we who have been honoured, the most gifted with the most number of blessings. What is our way? We use us use Take, take, take and forget Allah subhanaw taala Allah

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will occur the Koran Napanee Adam wahama Allah whom, now that the cream is being explained over here that how is it that Allah has honored us? How has he preferred us over the rest of the creatures? What am allow him and we have carried them, meaning we have made them travel from one place to the other where Phil burry while battery, Phil burry in the land, while beheading and also the sea. We can travel through the land and we can also travel through water. And it's amazing. And now Alhamdulillah we can also travel through air filled very well.

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What was the canal home and we have provided them may not by you, but have good things, so many good things that Allah subhanaw taala has provided us that are better and finer than the things that other creatures enjoy. Just look at your food compared to the food that an average goat eats. What is it eat? Grass leaves herbs, okay, you might say that, Oh, they're full of such and such and such very good. But look at what's in your bowl. Look at what you're eating.

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You're not just eating green leaves. What are you eating along with that? So many other colors, so many other flavors, so many other textures?

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What is economically you birth and so much variety of good things, Allah subhanaw taala has given us good things that we eat good things that we were good things that we see. So many good things that we enjoy. We experience I mean, animals have they eat? Why do they eat?

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Why do they eat? Because they need the food to survive?

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That's the main reason right? But when we eat, why do we eat just to survive? No, we eat for fun to enjoy. And this is why test matters so much to us.

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It matters so much to us. I mean animals, what do they eat sometimes leftovers of each other.

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You know, for instance, a monkey will come and eat the fruit of a tree and some of it will fall to the ground. And then what's fallen to the ground. You know, for example, a mouse or something will come and eat some of it and what is left will be taken by and they're eating leftovers of each other. What are we eating? Play you birth, best quality, finest quality, so much variety? What is the canal Aminata? You bet. Well, football now home and we have preferred them are like a feed and over many medmen Among those whom kala Kona, we created the Fleenor a definite preference. We have preferred mankind over much of what we have created how with a definite preference, meaning

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definitely Allah has preferred the Children of Adam over the rest of the creation. And there's no doubt about this. There's no doubt about this.

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If you think about it, even scientifically, I mean, people have existed on this earth for centuries, 1000s of years. But there are other creatures also that have existed on this earth for 1000s of years. But why is it that out of all the different creatures it's only human beings that have developed this way? intellectually, socially, but other creatures, you don't see that? Why? Because Allah has chosen mankind over the rest of the creation, but I want you to notice something here will follow the law whom Allah Kathy then we have preferred mankind over many of our creation, majority of the creation, not all of the creation. What does it mean? That human beings they have preference

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over the rest of the creation, but this is not unconditional? This is not in the absolute sense. It is with a condition.

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Because if it was such that unconditionally, people were better

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than what would happen cathedra would not have been mentioned over here. What this Cathy's showed that there are some who will be better than human beings better than human beings when when human beings will not believe

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when they will not obey Allah subhanaw taala when they will turn away from Allah subhanaw taala you know like in the Quran we learn locket Hala canal in Santa Fe Sanita claim that certainly we have created the human being in the best mold in the best form. So Maradona,

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But then what happens to that same human being he becomes the lowest of the low when, when he doesn't believe when he doesn't see the obvious when he turns away from Allah. Remember in total an arm we learned that people who don't believe in Allah who turned away from him, what is their state? They are like an arm or leg Eagle, an arm beldholm above. They are like animals. In fact, they are worse. Why? Because an animal at least recognizes its Lord or at least it's doing what it's supposed to do, for example, a cow. It will not rebel and say, No, I'm not eating grass. I've decided that I'm going to start eating meat from now on. No, it's not going to rebel. It cannot, it won't. It's

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doing what it's supposed to write a honeybee. What does it do? It's doing what it's supposed to. Every creature is doing what it is supposed to except for who? us

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so when we obey Allah, then what happens we become the best of the best. And when we disobey Allah when we turn away from Him, then we become worse.

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literally the worst. You know, like in total beginner, we learned that in Alladhina amanu Wiremu Solly had Willa ecohome Hyrule very Yeah. That people who believe and do righteous deeds, they are the best of the creation,

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best of the creation. And on the other hand, those who disbelieve those who Shake what is their state Hola. Iike. Whom shall rule Maria they are the worst of the creation.

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A few years back I heard a poet say something very, it was kind of scary. He says even the devil believes in God. So why don't you and it's very true. If you think about Shetland does believe in Allah that even though he doesn't choose to worship him, but there are some of us who don't even believe that ALLAH SubhanA wa, tada exists, even though like this entire universe, everything that they're studying, is a complete, you know, testimony to the fact that he does.

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So really turning away from Allah in whatever form whether it's turning away from acknowledging that he exists or turning away from believing in Him worshipping Him obeying Him, it's destructive. It's going to destroy a person himself. I read this tweet, somebody said, that my Lord has millions of servants, but he remembers them and I have one Lord and I forget to remember him.

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Think about it. Our Lord has millions of servants and he remembers me or he remembers them and he remembers Me, all of them. He provides me is honored me has helped me he has given me more than what I could ask for. But yet we have one Lord and still we forget him. We don't think about him. Now, why are we being told over here that Allah

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subpanel data has honored us and favored us above the rest of the creation, so that we feel grateful. Because once we realize the favors that someone has done to us, then we begin to acknowledge them and appreciate them. So first and foremost, what is our responsibility? Realize that whatever we have is from WHO? Allah subhanaw taala you know, when you look at different creatures, compare yourself to them. What do we do we compare ourselves to other people. They have this and I don't have this. Compare yourself with other creatures, like for example, compare yourself with the table that's in front of you. It's one color, it doesn't move, it doesn't walk,

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it's probably never been outside. No, it was packaged and brought in a box and just left over here. Has it ever felt the snow has ever felt? Sunlight? Has it ever enjoyed walking in the rain? What does it know about life? Nothing?

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Does it have a mind? does it speak as easily as you do? No.

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Think about it. Allah subhanaw taala has really preferred us in so many ways, in our body, physical form we eat with our hands. And have you ever seen a bird you know holding a knot with its ball and then eating it? We think about it, that foot is what it stands on. And sometimes it's standing on filth. And with that same foot, it's holding food and eating it. We don't eat like that. What do we eat with? With hands, there's the cream in it. There's honor in this, we walk on our feet upright position. Allah subhanaw taala has given us a call with which we can observe and learn and improve. He has given us alien knowledge. We can write we can learn, we can reflect he has given us the

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ability to speak we can communicate we can express our feelings. A god cannot express its feelings. Can it vent out what it's going through? We can write we can speak not the ability to speak even that is an honor. Just compare human voice with the voice of other creatures. Yes, birds, that chair very beautifully. All right, but human beings when they sing when they recite the Quran that is even more beautiful.

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So when I'm just thinking about just something very simple that we might take for granted is the the teachings of how to clean ourselves when we go to the washroom it seems very simple. Yet just because of that we're honored. And we're not walking around with a few little things going around with us. So just thinking about that how in this as an honor as well. As long as you can, even if we when we die we are honored Allender Allah the way we are washed the shower and everything is honored and the animals compared to other teachers when they die. They just worry like their bodies are thrown. Have you ever seen on a road? In an animal that dies? What happens to it, one car goes over

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another truck goes over another truck goes over it. And then you just see it's just based on the ground literally

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what's left of it?

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Nothing. But if a human being was ever laying like that, I mean, somebody would come and pick the body up and honor it. I was just thinking that even though some animals are stronger than us, like lions or tigers, we're still at the top of the food chain because of our intellects. Exactly. And again, some animals are stronger than us but look at the way a lion eats they can only eat with its mouth can't use his hands right? And the face is all blood smeared and

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just think about it.

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Salah Malik was taken the target he was not gonna into here, if we obey Allah will be will be also enter Jannah but the animal will be dust. Yes, that those who recognize that this the cream that we're enjoying here is from Allah and they remember him. They don't turn away from Him than Allah who will honor them even more in Jannah and those who don't acknowledge that this the cream is from Allah, they turn away from Allah than their state will be worse than animals in the

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I was thinking that higher status we have right, the more responsible we should be, of course, because the higher the status the more is expected of you

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