Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P18 181E Tafsir Al-Nur 38-40

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of knowing oneself better and the need for guidance in life. They touch on the "slack of Islam" and how it can lead to sadness and anxiety. They also mention research on the effects of light and mental health on people, including depression and mental health. The speaker emphasizes the importance of knowing oneself and not letting fear control one's behavior.
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In the Iota news, what do we learn about what is the example of

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what is the example of news? Which news?

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The news of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Who knows somewhere where it will help? What does it mean by this that Allah is the knower of the skies and the earth? How do we understand this? First of all, that Allah is the

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Okay, his attribute is no hijab, who knows? Right? Secondly, what else does it mean? That Allah is the source of our light, so that means he is the Mona were the Holic he is the creator of news. He is the one who has spread news which no physical nor meaning the created new light. Thirdly, also what is it mean Allah is the node of the heavens and the earth meaning he is there handy, he is there guide. So you must have these two words written in your notes will know where and secondly, handy all right, Munna where, as in one who has made no who has spread nor who has created light. And this is referring to Mark Luke, the Hulk that created light, whether it is the light of the sun,

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the moon, whatever it may be. And the second is that Allah is Hardy. And over here, what is meant by Nora is not the physical light, but the Marna. We light and that is the light of guidance, whether it is in the form of Quran, or in the form of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because Allah is the One who has sent this news. Now, if you think about it, light, right, what is light? Can you touch it?

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Can you? You can't touch it, right? Can you smell it?

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Okay, can you trap it? I mean, it's everywhere, right? What is light? In physics, when you study light, what is light?

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It's a form of energy. I think that's super amazing. It's energy. What is darkness? What is darkness? It's the absence of light. Right? Now light is energy. And you said something else. With regards to light physics teacher, we have one here, go ahead.

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Interesting, that's a little beyond me. So I can't really repeat the exact same words. But light is basically what I found very interesting is that it's a small section of the electromagnetic radiation that is visible to the eye. Because electromagnetic radiation, it's a vast spectrum, right? You have the X rays and gamma rays and the microwaves, right? And all these waves they exist. Now a small part of that spectrum is light that is visible to the eye. So that means there are other forms of energy that are out there, which we cannot see. But they're there. Do we believe in them? Yes. Now, when it comes to light, it is something that we can see. Now light when it's broken down,

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when it's broken down. So for example, if it goes through a drop of water, or a column of water or something, or a prison, then what happens? Light breaks down, right? So what do you see? Right cubed, right? The colors of the rainbow isn't itself, you see the colors of the rainbow, it's fresh in my mind, because my son just learned about Rajoub. So everything is already built these days. So anyway, now if you look at light, I mean, in general, you don't see the colors in them, do you? When you see light, you don't sense energy. You don't feel it. But it's there. Likewise, it has colors in it, isn't it? It is beautiful. It has benefits, it has so much to it, that we still don't know

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everything about light. But we know that it's good. We know that it's beautiful. We know that it's necessary. If this is the case with the physical light that Allah has created, than what do you think about the spiritual light, the knower of the Quran that Allah has revealed? Would it not have benefits even though we don't fully see everything? Is it not true? Is it not the best source of guidance? Does it not have benefits even though we have not discovered every one of them?

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Isn't that the case? Because when you look at physical light, even though you don't fully comprehend it, everyone knows light is good, right? Light is necessary. When it comes to spiritual light, what do we ask for? But what's the benefit of this? And how come women have to wear hijab and men don't? And how come this legal punishment is so severe and so harsh? You know, we have so many questions and we want that everything should be logically no

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Lies and proven to us, and then we will accept it. Well, when it comes to physical light, do we have to understand every aspect of it? No, we don't have to, we just know that it is necessary. So the creator of physical light is the same one who has sent the spiritual light to us. If he is the one who has sent this physical light, which is beneficial for us, then why would he send guidance that is not beneficial for us? How would it be guidance them?

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So the point that I'm making over here is that no, that has come from Allah is what higher normal, Allah No, it's Light upon light. Right? It's pure, it's beautiful. It's a source of energy. It's a source of life. It's a source of spiritual life, and it is essential for our existence essential for our success. In a hadith in October, Ronnie, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, in Melilla, here as our Gela, Phil, early Ania, that indeed Allah has vessels on the earth, meaning on the earth, there are certain things which are like vessels, containers, cups, and these NES they belong to Allah subhanaw taala. Right. They're described as Allah's vessels.

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What uh, how do Ania delay delay he Morocco was offer. Now when it comes to I had to know the Mischka, then the spa, all of that, what does that refer to the heart of the believer, right? The heart that has embraced this beautiful light, the heart in which this light has entered in which this light has settled. And hearts are also like containers. So the profits on a lot is that um, said that the most beloved vessels to him are those that are delicate and pure.

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What kind of hearts are beloved to Allah, those which are delicate, and pure.

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Now, if you think about it, you know, when you go to any kitchen store, for example, you go to Ikea, for instance, and you see a whole lot of glasses, right? Which ones are most attractive? Which ones those that look beautiful, and what is it that makes them look beautiful? The fact that they're delicate, right? I mean, if it's not delicate, it's a mug, you don't call it a glass, right? It's not sophisticated, sophisticated, beautiful glasses. What are they like? They are delicate. And they are pure in the sense that they're clean. They're clear, they're crystal, they're shiny. Right? So such hearts our most beloved to Allah subhanho wa taala. Why do you think so? Because in a delicate

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heart in a soft in a pure heart, when the light of guidance is put, then what happens? It will spread and that light will look even more beautiful. Right? Like, for example, you have a bowl of olive oil. All right, you have it in a plastic bowl from outside doesn't really look nice. But when you look into the bowl, and you smell and you're like yeah, this looks like good quality oil. But if you put the same stuff in a beautiful container, in a nice glass bottle than what happens, it looks beautiful. The glass enhances the beauty of the oil. So likewise, there are some people in whose hearts when Iman enters, then what happens Islam looks beautiful. Quran looks beautiful. The Quran

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brings beauty to them and they bring beauty to the Quran. What Ania Tula he filled are the Kuru Booderee by the Saudi hain. And the vessels of Allah on earth are the hearts of his righteous servants. So what are our hearts? What do we learn from this hadith, they are like, containers, they're like vessels, right? And a vessel is meant to be filled. What we need to see is, what is it that we are filling our vessel with?

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Now, I remember somebody mentioning actually, there's a lot of videos out there like this, that there's a cup, right? And it's filled with water. It's pure. All right, and you put let's say some coke in it, then what's going to happen to that water? What's gonna happen? It's gonna turn dark, it's gonna get dirty. Right? So this is what happens with our hearts as well. There is Iman, but then the vessel gets dirty, it gets cloudy. What is inside becomes old. It needs to be refreshed, right. So how do you freshen it up? How do you fix it? So if you have a cup that's full of water and Coke, what do you need to do in order to purify it? Just keep pouring water. Keep pouring it more

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and more and more and more. It'll overflow

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But then eventually what will happen? What do you have in the container? Pure water? Eventually you have it. So this is a state of our heart also, it has a limited capacity.

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We cannot have love for everything in our hearts. In the heart, you cannot have Iman and cofre, one will remain. And this is why many times we find ourselves in a state of battle. No, we're struggling. We're fighting, fighting off desires, negative thoughts, right? Things that are inappropriate, we're fighting them off, it's a struggle. But in the struggle, one will win, and the other will lose, who will win? What will win what you put more of, and this is why the zeta needs to be refilled again and again and again.

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And then we learned in these ayat about those people who have the news, those who have been granted the light of Hidayah, whose hearts are burning with iman with faith. What are their qualities that we learn in these ayat? Who are the people who have light of guidance, what do they do?

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You Yes, lateral he him, the gyro tune, whenever you're on on the thriller, their business, their sales, their work, their studies, their worldly occupation, their career, whatever it may be. It does not distract them from remembering Allah, meaning they are living these lives. They are in this world. And when they're living this worldly life, they don't forget Allah subhanho wa taala. Why, because Eman is where it's in the heart and it goes with them wherever they are, at school at work at home. It is there in Ramadan, it is there outside of Ramadan. Right. It's a flame that they're carrying with them everywhere so latterly him to gelato will obey Iran and decree law. And also it

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does not distract them from what else. So from the vicar of Allah. Secondly, from establishing the prayer, thirdly, from giving this occur, why? How come they're not distracted? How come they're not distracted, you call phone a omen that the caller will feel colluvial absorbed, they fear the day in which the hearts and the eyes will be overturned.

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This means that on the Day of Judgment, the hearts and the eyes will be overturned. What does it mean by this overturned? If something is constantly turning about in out in out?

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One way or the other way, constantly turning about what does it mean is it still is a calm? It's not calm? Then what does it mean? If the heart is constantly moving, turning about it means that it is fearful, it will be afraid. And this is what will happen on the Day of Judgment in sort of the Nazir, I eight to nine Allah says coloboma, even where do you fall over sorrow *, kasha, the heart that day will tremble, they will tremble, their eyes will be humbled. So it's not just the heart that will tremble even the eyes instead of Ibrahim, I have 42 Allah says in the mail room, Leo man, Tasha Sophie will absorb a day when eyes will stare in horror. So the horrors of the Day of

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Judgment are real. They are real. So they're afraid of the Day of Judgment. And this is why no matter where they are, no matter what they're doing, they remember ALLAH, they make time for Salah. They take a portion of their money out for charity. This is a priority for them, no matter what's going on in their lives. And such people what will happen, Allah will reward them according to the best of what they have done, or he will give them the best reward because of what they have done. And not just that he will give them even more way as either human family and ultimately, who is the provider? Allah subhanaw taala is the provider. So we see that those with no, what are their

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qualities, they remember ALLAH, they're afraid of Akira. They're undistracted by this dunya. And one more thing that's mentioned in these ayat is about their Who are these people? Were they found in masajid? Right. So these are the people who are carriers of this light. And the masajid are also places of light. You understand? Just picture of black city at night. What do you see their lights? Right? Some lights are moving, right? Like for example, the lights of cars, they're moving and then there's some lights which are still so for example, buildings, places, right? And now because of those lights, what happens? That dark place does it look

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Scary. It doesn't look scary, right? In fact, it looks beautiful. And the more lights you have, the more brightness you have, even in that time of darkness. This is a state of this world, it is in darkness, because majority of the people are not upon the truth massagin What are they like? They're like places off like they're like lamps. And the believers, who are the carriers of that light. And as they go around, they spread that light, they spread this faith.

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This is why it's so important for us to be connected with the places of light, and with the people of light, if we want our light to continue.

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Now, in the following If Allah subhanaw taala tells us the state of people who are in darkness, well, Lavina Cafaro and those people who disbelieve that a man who whom their deeds are male is a Florida farmer. So those people who disbelieve their actions, what are they like? They are cow. Like I said, Robin, a mirage. Their deeds are like that of a mirage. What is a mirage? Seen wrought by

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Sourabh. So ARB is basically something that appears like water. But what is it in reality? It is dry. It's not actually their technical definition of Mirage is that it is an optical illusion, caused when light waves moving from the sky toward the ground are bent by heated air.

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You understand what's going on? Light is coming. It is coming their way. But what happens because of the heated air, the light gets bent, and when it gets bent, this creates an optical illusion. At a distance, it seems like there's water but then when you get there, what do you see? There is nothing it's dry. Allah says that the deeds of the disbelievers are like that over mirage. Where be clear, I think in a lowland they are off yeah, I mean, are cough watering, what is via a flat plane, desert land. flat plane desert land. It's also used for the ocean bed, the floor of the ocean because it's flat.

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So think about a place that is flat. And this is why sometimes you can see Mirage is even on a road. Right? Why? Because it's flex.

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Right? So like a surah Bibliothon

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which means that there is no tree nearby. No building nearby. No people nearby this person is where in the middle of nowhere, and at a distance he sees something that looks like water. Yep. Someone who he thinks of it. Who thinks of it alum No. The thirsty one, the one who is very, very thirsty Lum and la meme Hamza llama to be thirsty. And lung n is one who is very, very thirsty just like raw man is one who is very, very merciful. So long and very, very thirsty. So a person walking in the desert, imagine the level of his thirst he's run out of water. And at a distance he sees something that looks like man water. So what do you think he's gonna do? Is it gonna go towards Yes, it's only

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natural he's gonna start walking towards it. So as he walks towards it had thought until either Jaya who when he comes to it when he reaches there, what does he find? lum naughty aged who he finds a che and to be anything. He finds it to be nothing. There is no water. But after that hard, long journey when he reaches there, then he realizes that it was just a deception. However, it's too late to go back. It's too late to do anything else. Because well what are the and he finds Allah Allah ring the WHO near it, meaning that place that he was heading to that Mirage thinking that it was water, he made it the ultimate purpose of his existence. And he's traveled so much to get there.

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When he reaches there. What does he find out? It was nothing but what else does he find there? Who else does he find there? Allah subhanho wa Taala Well, what are the Lucha in the wall? Meaning he meets Allah what is meant is at the end of his life, meaning at the time of death. That is when he realizes it was a deception. But at the time of death, who does he meet Allah and when he will meet Allah for our fate?

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Oh who so he gives him in full Hey Saba who has account meaning the person is given recompense for his deeds, will Allah who said he are in hisab and Allah is Swift in account. Now this is what does it describe? It describes to us the outcome of a disbelievers life. The outcome of a disbelievers endeavors, his achievements, that all his life, this believer, what does he think he is heading towards water? Right? He's heading towards water. He's heading towards success. He thinks that what he believes in is reality. It is the truth. And he lives for it. He lives working towards it. He's tribes towards it all his life. But then what happens? What is it actually? Is it actually water?

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No, it's not water. What is it in reality, it's just a mirage. So what he thinks to be reality is actually far from reality. The person who rejects the knower of Allah, you'll see the lightest coming. But then what happens? It gets bent, right? This is what causes a mirage. Allah's noon is coming guidance is coming his way. But what does a person do? He doesn't want it, he pushes it away. He rejects it, he ignores it, when he will ignore it, whatever he believes in, then, what is its reality? What do we learn from this, if

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it's a mirage, it's falsehood. It's all lies, it has no truth to it.

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So basically, what this is teaching us is that anyone who lives a life, anyone who lives a life, different from what Allah has prescribed, contrary to the guidance that Allah has sent, then it's as though he is pursuing a mirage. Because what he believes in

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is not reality.

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What he's pursuing is falsehood. And so his entire life is a waste. His entire life is a wasted effort. Just like the person who's rushing, rushing, running, running, driving, driving towards them arrive when he gets there, after two hours, what does he find nothing. So that entire two hour journey is what? It's a wasted effort.

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Right? So just like that there are many people who are living this life, but what are their lives going to bring them? Nothing? Because they're pursuing mirages? Those who reject Allah's news, what are they doing, they're wandering in their lives. They think that they're heading towards the best, but at the end, they will realize that they had been deceived. And at that time, at the time of death, it will be too late to rectify anything, because we're watching the law or in the health of our fellow who sober saba. Just think of a man who is because you see, the word that is mentioned here is LOM an extremely thirsty. Right. And in the desert, I don't know if you've ever been to a

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desert or been to a place that's extremely hot and dry. But what happens if you run out of water? Then what does it mean? You're tuned, you have very limited time. Very limited time.

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So deciding that you're going to head towards the Mirage is a major life decision. So imagine a person thirsty one is struggling to get there, crawling, walking, running, desperately trying to get there. And when he gets there, nothing. Now what option does he have? Does he have any other option? No. Can he go back? No, he's run out of time. Can he go somewhere else? No, he's run out of energy.

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We only have one life in this world. Only one life. In this world. Yes, there is eternity afterwards. But in this dunya we live only. Once you don't die and keep coming back to this life you have only one chance, only one chance. And this chance, this life that Allah has given us must be lived very carefully. Because while it is the shortest of all the periods of existence that we will live it is the shortest, but it is the most important. It's the most critical. So if a person makes the wrong choice over here, he will suffer for eternity. Well, what are the lover in the who? For for whom he Saba in total can have I 103 and 104. Allah says, All * no, Nabil Campbell or Serena

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armella. Shall I tell you about those who are the greatest losers with respect to their deeds

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that they're working, but their deeds, their actions or efforts are going to bring them nothing pure loss? Who are they Alladhina herbalists Are you home Phil hayati, dunya those who

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his entire effort has been lost in this worldly life.

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It's lost here, meaning their deeds don't make it to the opera with them. Were homier. saguna, Amna, homier, sunnah, sunnah. And the whole time they're thinking that they're doing really well. The whole time. They're thinking that they're doing the right thing. Like a person who is going towards a mirage. He thinks he's heading towards water, he's doing the right thing. But in reality, he's doing the worst thing

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in total for Connor 23. Also Allah says, Waka Demna Ilana, I'm iluminar Merlin fudgier Allahu Hubba, among surah. That a person who has lived in Kufa when he will come on the Day of Judgment, with a whole lot of deeds, Allah says that we will regard whatever they have done of deeds and make them as dust that is dispersed.

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Just imagine dust that is dispersed, scattered, hubba man thorough, meaning their deeds will bring them no benefit, because they didn't do it for the right reason. And they did not do it in the right way. You see for deeds to be accepted near Allah, there are two major conditions. What are those two major conditions? What are they?

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First of all, they must be for the sake of Allah. With belief in Allah for the sake of Allah means with Eman Milla, right

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Eman in Allah, for the sake of Allah doing it to please him to seek His help to seek his assistance, to seek His pleasure to make him happy to gain His approval. This is the number one condition. Many people even though they do have some form of faith, when they're doing their good deeds, they don't do it purely for the sake of God.

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They don't do it purely for the sake of Allah, the Creator. What happens in the middle, Holy Ghost comes in or Jesus Christ comes in? Or the sun comes in? Or somebody else comes in? Right? And what does that do to that beautiful deed? It's not beautiful anymore, it's canceled out. It's not accepted near Allah,

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the whole effort is wasted. And what's the second condition? That it must be according to the way that Allah has prescribed?

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It must be according to the way that Allah has taught.

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Otherwise, it's not acceptable. It's not going to bring any results.

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The methodology must be correct.

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And the methodology, where do we learn that from? Allah has taught through law through His messengers, who is the final messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if a person rejects even Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and believes in all the other prophets? Are his deeds proper? No. Why? Because they're not according to the right methodology. Many people have a problem with this. Many people have a problem with this, but it's something very simple to understand.

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Think about it. you enroll yourself in a program at school, okay? And to write your assignments, for example, or to submit your projects, or to write your exams, aren't there certain guidelines that you have to follow? Isn't there a curriculum that you have to follow? Aren't there certain books, certain chapters that you have to read? Right? And it has to be of what, of a particular year? Because it's revised every now and then, isn't it?

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Or is it not? Is it true? Are they revised very often? They are right. And sometimes those revisions are major, which is why sometimes you have a book that says from two years ago, somebody's giving it to you for free. But can you study that book, and go to school? And take your exam? Can you do that? If you try doing that, then what would happen?

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What would happen? You know exactly what will happen. Right? But you could argue there, it's just two years old. That's it. It's just too old, you know, editions ago, that's it. There is only a difference of two editions. What could be that major change? Well, it could have major changes in it. Do we ever take that risk at school?

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Would you take that risk at school that you say, You know what, my brother took the same course five years ago, and he's got his book, and I'll just take that book and use it. Why should I spend $150 on a new book? Why I'd rather buy a new jacket. So then what happens? If you use the book that's five years old? Will it help you pass your exam? No way.

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When you're writing your assignments, when you're doing your exams, there are certain guidelines that you have to follow. And if you don't follow those guidelines that are your assignments accepted, or they know or, you know, some certain exams or courses, they come with very particular guidelines, and you wonder, What's the big deal?

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You know, like, for example, when I was taking the course there was a rule, you weren't allowed to use a pencil in your test papers and you weren't allowed to use a black pen, or a fluorescent blue pen. You could only use a typical bloop

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Do you know like a blue ink pen? In fact, at our school, oh my god, we could use only blue ink pen, you know, ink pen, those pens in which you feel ink. That is the only pen we could use. If you used a normal blue pen like you do over here, you know what that meant? Our exams would not be checked,

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they would not be checked,

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you'd get no marks, you'd get zero, even if you wrote the best answers. But because you did not follow the rules, your paper doesn't count, it doesn't carry any value. So when it comes to things in this dunya, any action, right, you want some results, there is a procedure that you have to follow. There is a process that you have to follow. That procedure is determined by who by us know, not the people who are taking the exams, it's the people who are making the exams, it's up to them to decide, you can't argue with them. You can't take them to court that what's the big deal, I use just a blue ball pen as opposed to a blue ink pen, you can't take them to court because that is

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something that was agreed on from before.

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So likewise, our lives also Allah subhanaw taala the one who has made us has decreed a certain way of doing things. And if we don't comply, if we don't abide by that, what are we doing, no matter what we do, no matter what we produce, it is garbage, it will not be accepted. It will not be worth anything.

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And this is something that is very frightening. Because just imagine a person is living his life day in and day out. He's struggling, he's striving, he's giving charity he is helping others. He thinks he's doing something amazing. But at the end, what will he find? Mirage? That's it, he will find nothing. New the other day I was watching these videos by a certain Christian group. And believe me if they had replaced the word Jesus by, you know what the word Allah and in certain places, the word Bible with the Quran, or you know, they had mentioned the name of the prophets on a lot of Saddam, you would think this is Islam.

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You would think this is Islam. Because the message is so similar. The ideas are so similar. But what is the problem over there? It's sick. There's lack of loss, and there's lack of metabo following following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And when these two conditions are not met, then the action no matter how beautiful it may be, it is useless, it will not bring any benefit. Well Are you the biller?

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Then the next is another example Allah subhanaw taala gives us O or callaloo, Matten like darknesses, meaning or their deeds are like darknesses, where fee in Bahauddin, a C, that is low D, low D. What is low D? unfathomable, low G is basically from the letters lamb Jean Jean Loup judge, Lodge, and low judge means deep water so deep that you cannot figure out its depth. You cannot, you keep going deeper and deeper. But there is still more to go, there's still more distance to go. It's still deeper.

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You understand? Like for example, you don't think of it as if you're in a pool, on the shallow side, your feet touch the floor.

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But then as you keep walking towards the deep side, then what happens? They no longer touch the floor. You go down a little bit and your feet touch the floor you come up you go deeper, right? And then what happens you're not looking down what you keep going down, down down and your feet don't touch them do you get a little scared get out of here quickly. Right now this is just a pool think of an ocean the middle of the ocean so deep that a ship will sink in it and that ship will look like a small piece in the water that it's lost in the water and entire aircraft is lost in the water were confined it you know so many ships are sunk in the water so many why could the water is so much it's

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so deep. So low G particularly is that which is so deep that you cannot fathom its depth. You cannot even understand comprehend. Imagine picture its depth. It's so deep

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and low G the Yeah, at the end it is often misspelled just as the word do Z, right. So alcohol rheumatic fever and low G. And remember that water ocean. The deeper you go, the darker

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It gets, isn't it? It gets darker and darker. I mean certain parts of the ocean light reaches right but then as you go deeper than all the light doesn't reach certain parts of light reach certain colors, they don't reach there, right and as you go deeper and deeper, then it's completely dark black pitch black, absolute darkness, so bad and low G. Now inside it is dark. Outside. Allah says yellow Shehu young Shah, who it covers it. What covers the sea what covers this water moden a wave main foci from above it Majan another wave. So wave upon wave,

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one wave on top of another wave. So there's so much water, and there's so much commotion in that water. And the word Lu G one is unfathomable. That's what the meaning is. And there is another meaning to the word logy. And that is from the word looked a little back and looked at the Baha is the advancing and retreating of waves, meaning on the waves keep coming and rolling back keep coming and rolling back. So when they keep coming and rolling back that what does it mean?

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How would you describe that body of water that it's becoming violent? Right. So violent sea biology would be what then first of all, have tremendous depth and secondly, violent sea meaning there is a storm and in that storm there is wave upon wave one wave coming from here and before it settles another wave comes Can you picture this in your head min Fofi and above the water is what Sir Harbin clouds

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clouds so deep in the water there is darkness on the surface again there's because of the commotion because of all the violent waves. Again there's no clarity right? And now above in the sky in the atmosphere is what clouds dark clouds. What does Allah say? Allah says Luma tone darkness is bearable has some of it faux kebab above others, darkness upon darkness. Previously we learned Light upon light. Here what do we see? darkness upon darkness, so much darkness that either a hoarder yadda who when he takes his hand out, meaning the person who is in this darkness, who is either in the water or on the surface of the water under the storm, in the storm, he's trapped at sea, when he

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takes his hand out. lum Yeka he almost does not era see it, he almost cannot see his own hand. Why? Because of the darkness that surrounds him.

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He cannot even see something that is so close to him. He cannot even see something that is a part of him. And remember that light I gave you the definition of light light is what law his animal hit. It is manifest and it makes other things manifest. It gives you the ability to know what things really are. And the absence of light means darkness and darkness. It does not allow you to recognize things. It does not allow you to perceive reality. It does not let you know what things really are. Even your own hand you cannot see lamea Khajuraho woman and whoever lumea Jarrell Allah, Allah does not make Lahu for him neuron light, the person for whom Allah does not make light, the person whom

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Allah does not enlightened, from Allah human knows, then he does not have any light, there is for him no light. This is also the example of who the person who is in cover.

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The absence of Eman is what go for the absence of light is darkness.

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The life of the one who rejects Allah's light,

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then the life of that person is filled with darkness, and its layers and layers of darkness. What are these layers of darkness, the darkness first of all, which is in the heart, gloom, despair, no hope. Ignorance. No concept of God or the concept of God is not correct. So that is what puts man in despair, depression, sadness, the troubles of life are getting over him so much so that he cannot see.

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So there's inner darkness and then there's outer darkness. Ignorance he's surrounded by ignorance, so much so that his own hand he cannot see it.

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Now if you look at this example, what does it show? That the person has no clarity? There is no clarity. Just think if you cannot see your own hand, then what can you see?

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You understand because your hand is very close to you, it's a part of you. If you cannot see that, then what does it mean? You can't see anything else. So those who reject Allah's light, then they don't even recognize themselves. They don't even know themselves. They don't even understand who they are, what their purpose is. What they're doing in this life. They're living in darkness inside darkness, outside darkness, and the person whom Allah does not give light to then he will have no light at all. Now let's listen to the recitation of these verses. And then we will reflect upon them

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You see as human beings, we are all alone and we are all thirsty. We are all needy.

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Because the heart is a container right? And a container must be filled. A container that is empty. What is it saying? Fill me a cup that is empty. What is it saying filming so our hearts also need to be filled. We are all love and thirsty. Our hearts must be filled with the right light with the light of Allah with Eman with the love of Allah. Eman in Allah Eman in his messengers. And if it's filled with something else, then that is total destruction. Because then a person is heading towards a mirage. He's not going to find anything at the end of his efforts. Or he's in the middle of a dark, dangerous storm in the middle of the sea. He is an absolute danger, absolute danger. He

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doesn't even know himself. If he doesn't know himself, then what does he know what's going to come and harm him? How is he going to protect himself? How is he going to save himself? How is he going to survive?

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How was he going to make through the storm of life.

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He won't be able to

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sell liquor. Recently I read an article about a famous football player who was sent to jail because he had killed somebody in the past. And he was in a mansion. He was doing very well for himself. And suddenly he finds himself in jail. And the people said, Two lives are lost because one is the person he killed. And when he goes to jail, they're saying his life was lost. So this writer, I think I read it in Muslim matters. He says that his life is not lost. If he in his lonely cell, ponders and reflects on what his purpose of life is. And he finds Allah, then he still has a chance because this life is very transitory. But whereas people they see you know, that he was so wealthy and that was

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his life. And now that this is the end of his life. So this person has responded beautifully. I would advise everybody to go and read the article in Muslim matters about this famous football player summary.

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And the beautiful thing that is mentioned in that article is that, you know, he could still worship Allah in the cell, because the worship of Allah is not limited to a mansion. You can worship Allah in a mansion, you can worship Allah at the field, you can worship Allah, even in a jail cell. Because as long as we are living, we have a purpose and if we're fulfilling that purpose, then our life is not lost. But once we reject the light of Allah, then yes, we are lost. As long

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as just remembering how I looked at

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at these verses before, and when also hands on talks about wave on top of the wave, they're actually waves and they find us at scientifically underneath the water. So they're deep in the ocean. And obviously, there's no way of knowing that 1400 years ago, so it's a scientific miracle as well, that even within the depths of the ocean, you know, water is constantly moving back and forth. Right? So there's waves within the ocean, and there's waves on top of the ocean. And then there's darkness inside. And what is mentioned over here, so have above some layers and layers of darkness.

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I was just thinking with the example about the Mirage, and how scientifically, you mentioned that when light is bent, it has to go through warm air. And when it's refracted, basically, that's how a Mirage is formed. So when it comes to a disbeliever, the light is like it's coming, it's coming to him. But it's a person's air of like arrogance, and that that's sort of like an example of the heated air that sort of causes the light to bend and interesting thinking about how, regardless of where we are at Allah's light will always be coming to us, but then it's just at us that where the light refracts, yes, because if you think about it at the sea, also, when there's a storm,

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eventually the storm goes, right, it's over. And then what do you see light, or sometimes in the middle of a storm, also through the clouds, what do you see penetrating through just one beam of light, just one beam of light. But Allah subhanaw taala has sent light, he has shone light, it is up to us whether we go and search for it, whether we go and find it or not.

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So I'm like, I was thinking about what is in the depths of the ocean. And I was thinking that there are certain fish who live really, really deep, and these fish have light, but the only light that they have is to attract their prey, so that they can engulf it. And so just thinking about that, like the only light you will find down there is one that will destroy you.

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So a person living in coffin is in absolute danger.

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I think it's panela. Last month, he uses in that previous verse, He uses the word * on Allah, and we're so Light upon light. And in this verse uses the complete opposite darkness upon darkness. There is a concept in physics in which when light waves when they hit each other, if they're not in because they're it's a wave, so it's going up and down. So if they don't hit each other, right, if they hit each other properly, then it actually makes it brighter. So to light waves hitting each other actually become brighter. So lighten upon light, you know, they hit right, so they it becomes even more beautiful, it becomes even more light. But then there's an opposite concept that if they

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hit each other in the wrong phase, they actually cancel each other out. So two light waves hitting each other it becomes complete darkness.

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So what's the lesson from these? If?

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What's the lesson? Tell the person sitting next to you?

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What have you learned from these ads for yourself?

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So I go

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I was just thinking about an example that study Yes, mean would you had mentioned in her book that,

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you know, the heart is like a ship in the ocean. And the ocean is like the dunya. So if we let the dunya just supposed to be a means, I mean, the ocean is just supposed to be a means to an end, right? If a ship is sailing, the purpose isn't to stay in the ocean forever. So the same way the dunya is just a means to the author, right? Whatever we do here. So if we let the water get into the boat, the boat is going to sink. So it's the same way if we let the dunya if we fill our vessel with the dunya and we forget about Allah subhanaw taala then that's what happens is our hearts they sink, and they drown. So I was just thinking it's so important to remember what are we filling our hearts

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And then once a ship sinks, then where is it? In darkness upon darkness upon darkness.

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Salam aleykum we were just discussing that how the light of Allah that we need we for us on our part, Allah is going to send the light to us to the one hate towards the people he chooses. But we have to work on purifying our hearts. We all know that oftentimes that sometimes, you know, we sin were human beings. And sometimes our heart become black and corrupt. But we have to work on fixing ourselves and purifying the heart just like you mentioned the coke example that whenever we feel that we need to just work on purifying our heart in order to let that light penetrate into the heart or also just be blocked off. And we also need to be within the company of

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People just like mentioned, the people who you can find in massages, we need to surround ourselves with those sorts of people who have light coming to them.

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For me, the most amazing part of this verse was the fact that the person can't even see their hand when they're under the water. And personally, when I was in middle school, I wasn't really a Muslim. So when I like started coming to a with I started like, getting more attracted to Islam and stuff and I wanted to get to know myself better. So I'd go to a different, like mental health workshops and like psychology things and stuff like that, to get my get to know myself better. But like, those things didn't really help me like it was the Quran that like helped me know who I was.

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We were talking about how we took the lesson away that there's so many different things that you can love in this world, so many things are interested in so many things you want to know more about. But all those lights no matter how good they make you feel, now nothing is going to give you the end as good as the light of Allah subhanaw taala because they are not light.

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Right? What do we learn over here there is only one light, because whatever No, there isn't the skies in the earth, that is the knower of Allah. Right that has come from ALLAH. So he Daya guidance is only one guidance. In the hood, Allah He who will who that the guidance of Allah is the only guidance. And the absence of that guidance is Miss guidance, just as the absence of light is darkness. No matter what shape or form it comes in. It is Miss guidance.

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I'm always thinking about the coke example that you gave earlier. And once you realize that the coke is bad, and it's sort of filth and you want to get rid of it. One way of doing that is by displacing it with water and replacing and keep filling it so that eventually the coke comes out and there's only water. But another example actually, is that the yes mean which I had gave is that sometimes people realize that the coke is bad. So the empty themselves, and they don't know what to fill it with. And so if you don't realize that the right light is Allah subhanaw taala, then you're again just going to be empty, and you're going to want to fill yourself with again, the wrong because then

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we're thirsty. And a thirsty one will drink anything. Isn't that so? Have you ever had the most strangest things in extreme thirst? It happens, right? Yesterday, my husband picked me up and he had this iced coffee with him. All right. And I was extremely thirsty. And he said basically that he went to get some coffee from Starbucks, and they made him the wrong coffee. And then he's like, this is not what I ordered. So they gave him the right one. And they're like, You know what, this is too good to throw. So just take it. He's like, What am I gonna do with it? He's like, just take it. So he had in the car sitting, there was no sugar in it, no cream in it. Nothing. It was just coffee

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with ice. I drank the whole thing.

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The whole thing, I drank it, because I was thirsty. And that's what happens when we're thirsty. When we're needy. We're desperate than we fall in love with anything. Right? And we just grab anything and make it the purpose of our existence. And this is what we see the state of so many people on earth. I mean, when I read these, if I get sad about people who are living in coffee, when we think that people who are living in Gopher, what's going to happen to them suddenly will happen they'll somehow survive. But this is serious. A person who does not have the light of Allah, He is living in darkness. He doesn't even know himself what agony what danger he's living in. And he's heading

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towards a mirage. thinking it to be real. It's a very sorry, state a very, you know, pitiful state. And this is something that should make us know, take this light to them. They're needy, they're desperate, they're hungry, they're thirsty, they need it, who's gonna give them the slight

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I was thinking even in terms of hissy light, you know, there's interesting research in psychology where they tested so with depression and mental health, they put a group of people in the exposes them to light and another group they didn't. And it improved so much with their mood in terms of their depression. This is this is very true. I mean, when there's overcast, it's dark in the winter, generally, what happens? People get more depressed. But then what happens when it's summertime color? And when do you see color? How do you see color with light, right? I mean, they also say that there is no actual color, right? Because of the light you see things to be green, isn't it? So are

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you see things to be red. So color makes you happy. And color is a result of light? Go ahead. So I was thinking that in the first example

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You can actually like feel the desperation of the person who's like running and running and going towards the Mirage, but he doesn't see get like any water. And in the second one, you can feel like you're drowning because you're surrounded by darkness. But like, even in the first example, there's still light coming down. It's not like a spa never gives you a chance. And in the second example, you can almost not see his hand, but he can still see it. So it's like, even though he's covered in so much darkness, there's still a little bit of light, and there's still a little bit of chance that he can still be guided. Yes, because it's lamea Khedira. It doesn't say that he cannot see it at

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all. It says that he almost does not see it. Last night, I was putting my kids to sleep. And they're always asking about stories. So this was going on in my head the whole day. So I told them, and I'm like seeing this darkness. You can't really see my son because I can still see it. Like, yeah, you can see but you can't really see it.

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Right? And that is true. I mean, it's they're living in darkness. But even in that darkness, there is still that chance where if you start looking carefully, if you open your eyes and start observing and start questioning and start wandering, you'll get somewhere you will find light. But if you don't open your eyes, that you're in darkness on darkness,

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so pentacle, locomobi handshake, the shadow Allah Illa illa Anta Mr. Fuuka one or 2.8 A sinner more akin rahmatullahi wa wabarakatuh

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