Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P22 226C Tafsir Saba 19-22

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of creating distance and finding happiness in difficult situations, as well as expressing gratitude and balancing one's life with others. They stress the need for change and finding a way to find one's own happiness. They also discuss the use of negative thoughts in people's minds to motivate and encourage behavior. The segment ends with a discussion of the concept of "the shameless guy" and how it can be difficult to recognize people who do not believe in it.
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For Kalu so they said Robina or our Lord buried,

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create distance, lengthen the distance buried from binder. Bird, what does bird mean? That which is far that which is distant, so buried, create a distance, you know Endura when we say Allahumma barre the benei were bein a hotline, that over create a distance between me and my sins. I know I've committed them of course, they are in my record, but create a distance between me and my sins, I want to be as far from them as possible.

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So this I'd love banana buried create a distance Vayner between us fatty na our journeys as fat is a poor Lof suffer, lengthen our journeys,

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lengthen our journeys, we're too bored of all of this ease and convenience. We want adventure.

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We want adventure. You know, the first time I read this, if I couldn't

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understand, like, who would ask for that. I want the journey to be longer. The reason why they asked for this, why they wanted the journeys to be longer is because they really wanted to show off their wealth. Because when they were traveling this way through the African countries, and there were so many cities on the way, they didn't really have to bring any food with them. They were treated as guests everywhere. So when they were treated as guests, they didn't have to bring their supplies. They didn't have the chance to show to all those nations, that they had a lot of money that they could afford a lot.

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And this also happens with us sometimes that we get to use to the blessings that we're enjoying. And we want adventure. For the sake of adventure. We asked for difficulty. This is similar to how the Bani Israel they were being given food in the desert. And what did they say? You're in something else, we're too bored of it. So most artists and I'm told them go to the city and go work and get all the variety that you want. Right. So they asked for difficulty. These people also they asked for difficulty. This is also ingratitude. Thinking that what Allah has given to us is not good enough. Or I'm bored of it. I need to change now. I'm tired of this.

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So they said buried Boehner US Fair enough? Well, Lala Moo and foster home. They're wrong themselves. How did they commit injustice against themselves with this ingratitude because they deprived themselves only

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federal now home so we made them the Hadees into narrations, stories, plural of the word, Hadith, what is a Hadith that which is narrative? So this nation, the kingdom of Sheba, they basically turned into tales into stories, meaning they were finished, as a kingdom, they were destroyed. Why? Because there were only two ways by which this nation survived. One was through the dam, and secondly, through their trade journeys, what happened to the reservoir to the water that they had flooded, lands destroyed? Now, what was the other option trade, and even in that they expressed in gratitude. So they lost their lands, and they lost their profits through the trade also. So who is

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it that they deprive them? themselves was Alamo and foster home? It is said that after the destruction of the dam, there was literally a mass exodus from this area, people could not live there anymore. Because obviously, if you don't have any food, how are you going to live? If you don't have any water? How are you going to live? If you don't have any income? How are you going to survive? So people had to leave this area in search of other areas where they could find water and food. And basically this land became empty. It was empty. And for centuries, this area was uninhabited. Literally, it was only in the 1980s, actually, that a new dam was built over here

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in the 1980s. All right. But for so many centuries, this area was deserted. For the Allahumma Hadees. What was left on these people was just what just stories and if you think about it, so many nations in this area, like for example, even in Africa, even in Yemen, there are stories of the people of Sheba, to stories. So much so that fact from fiction cannot be distinguished. Right? And so many examples people have in Arab culture relating to the people of Sabah. All right, so Fajr Allahumma Hadith wa mazurka, Nahum.

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And we disperse them couldn't lemmo mazhab in total, dispersion,

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Mama's duck weird this word earlier also, what does mazurka mean to tear apart? And Z mazurka you must take with them zip is to shred to pieces. So there was a time when this nation was together. Right? They lived in their Muskan. But what happened after their ingratitude

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when they lost their source of livelihood, they could not live in their home anymore.

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They had to migrate to other lands in order to find food and shelter there. So Melissa canal and Columbo Mazak. Just think about it. You know, when there is a war somewhere, for example, then people just run out of that area, out of their home country, to any other country where they can find shelter.

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Exactly. Like for example, we see the people of Syria. It's so heartbreaking. You know, when you see images of Syria 1015 years ago, right? What a beautiful place. What a beautiful country. My mom's teacher, actually, he was Syrian, she asked by them jiggy. May Allah have mercy upon him and forgive him. He was from Syria. And I remember he visited us in Pakistan. MashAllah amazing men, amazing men and the kinds of stories he would tell about Syria, completely different place. Right, very prosperous. Well, off, people were knowledgeable. I mean, people would go from North America to Syria to study that weed to study Islamic sciences. Right. Now, you know, any Western European

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country you go to not just that even in the Middle East, anywhere you go, you will find Syrian people, because it's not safe for them to live there anymore.

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And, you know, if you think about it down the road, after 100 years or so, these people have their roots from Syria, but where are they now? All over the world? Right. I mean, the whole world is like that in a way that you'll find people from every country in almost every other country. That's a fact. But it's sad to see an entire nation disintegrate like that. So Missouri Kanawa, Columbia, Missouri. And these days of course, I mean, you know where your roots are from but back then, people wouldn't even know Missouri canal Honkala Mombasa completely disintegrated in the FIE Valley color, if indeed in that are surely signs like couldn't be subverted Shaku for every person who is

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extremely patient, and extremely grateful that sometimes what happens is that we get bored of the blessings that Allah has given us. We want some thrill, we want some excitement, we want some change. And we start complaining about what Allah has given us.

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But this should teach us that we need to do something. This should teach us that we need to do shocker.

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Okay, good question. These people asked for more difficulty, right? Because they were bored off the conveniences that Allah subhanaw taala had provided them. So what are some ways in which we express, you know, such boredom of the blessings that Allah has given us? And instead of asking for ease, we're actually asking for difficulty. Can you think of some examples? What is it that we need to avoid?

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Okay, let's say if a person is studying, and they're getting really frustrated with what they're studying, and they say, You know what, I'm done with this. I'm done with this. Can I just quit? Can I just leave this now? This is expressing in gratitude. I remember I met a person who had actually gone to medical school. They were in their last year.

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Okay. And they said, Forget it. I'm done.

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I'm done. Forget last year was literally the end of the race. And they said, I'm too tired of this.

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I'm too tired of this now thinking that I've come all this way. This is just the last step of the journey. Right? But they literally gave up. They never became a medical doctor. They never did, because they never completed their degree. And the other way in which we express frustration, yes.

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Okay, it's snowing, car's not working. You know what, it will be so easy if I could just bus it. You know, I was better off when I would just use the bus all the time. I mean, I'm not saying using a bus is a bad thing. It's a good thing. But Alhamdulillah Allah has given you a better option. Just because the car is not working, stop cursing and kicking the car. Right?

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Yes, I was going to come to that. Complaining about children. Right that sometimes, children really they could get on your nerves and really make you upset and agitated and angry and saying words of ingratitude at that time. Could be very dangerous.

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Yeah, that person has been making dua for some time and they feel that their dua is not being responded to in the way they want. I'm done. I'm done. So expressing such frustration.

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Good example, living with the parents, single, you know what? I'm an adult? Over 18. Right? I can technically live on my own. I do have a job. So I'm done.

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Nobody can stop me. And then what happens when they do have to live on their own? I can't do the cleaning myself. Right. I can't do this myself. I can't do that myself. I'm not saying that. We should not think about change. This does not mean that we should not think about change, change is good. Sometimes. It is for the better sometimes. But

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always think what I have right now. And what I'm seeking, what is better? What is better? And you see over here, the problem was that Allah subhanaw taala had provided them with this convenience. What was this convenience that their journey was made easy. They could travel long distances in very short amount of time. And every city that they went to, they could actually trade over there. All right, and get the goodies of every land, basically. But they wanted to travel through the desert, longer distances so that they could really show off all of their wealth and their resources.

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Yeah, what's the reason why you're asking for some change? What is it that you want? They wanted this change? Because they were fed up of that convenience. They wanted the change, because they wanted to show off their wealth?

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Is that a justified reason? Is that a good reason? No, it isn't.

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Right? If on the other hand, if a person is, let's say, getting very tired of their work of their job, and they say that I need to change this, I know it's very convenient. I just got to work nine to five, I make some money, you know, everything gets done, but it's not really fulfilling me. Right? It's not really bringing meaning in my life. It doesn't really align with what I want to accomplish in my life. So yes, if I quit this job right now, and strive towards what I really want to achieve in my life, it would mean that for some time, I would have no income. But in the long run, this is something that's better for me better for what I can accomplish. So that's a good

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You understand? Go ahead. Sula, salaam alaikum. I was reading about this woman once she is a married woman, and she was chatting with some boys. And then she liked this man, he because he's talking to her nicely and this and that. Then her husband, he gives her everything she wants. He take care of her, and he liked her. But it's still she didn't realize that. So what she did she divorce her husband, she told him to divorce her, and she went with the other guy. And then the other guy, he said, I'm not going to have a wife like this. She chat online with boys. He left there too. So she's not with her husband. She's not with that guy. She was SubhanAllah. And, you know, sometimes it

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happens that, for instance, a woman hears from other women, that oh, she's single, she got so much money from the government. She's got all the freedom that she wants. She doesn't have a husband to order her around. We know my husband, yes, he makes money. But if I were single, then I would probably get more money. And you know, I'd be free and I would enjoy all of these benefits. So get rid of him.

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This is true.

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This is true. It happens. Get rid of this man. So that I can have more money.

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Okay, you can replace the man with the money. But what will happen when your children will need a father? To show love to them and to discipline them and to teach them how to live?

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Can money ever replace a human being? Forget about your children? You yourself? Don't you need a partner? Don't you need that intimacy and that closeness? The thing is that no man is perfect. No human being is perfect. You've got to take the good and the bad together.

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A salaam alaikum Miranda live

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it's really scary. We always complain about the weather. To minute in the car we say Oh, it's cold today. Or even we cannot stand to minute but imagine Fievel in Syria, having a cold with no heat and cold with no food and cold with not closed. So this is test for us. We know the chosen people but we have to show the name of Allah give it to us and also make to the people who don't have a sister and brothers

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Who's really suffering? Yes. That each person needs to see in their own situation that what are the many blessings that Allah has blessed me with them and what am I complaining about? It really?

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Okay, so the question is that did this happen after the queen of Saba or before? Remember that the Queen of Sheba. Firstly, her name was not Shiva, right? She was just a queen who ruled over the kingdom of Shiva. The name Shiva comes from Sabah and Sabha comes from their ancestor whose children lived in the area. And so they were known as the people of saba. Right? Now we learn that the Queen at the time of Solomon, Ernie, Saddam, she went with her people, and she embraced Islam. Of course, the whole kingdom could not have gone from here, all right, and resided with Saudi man or his son, I'm in a sham. That's not what happened, the kingdom was there still, they continued to thrive and

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to live on. And it was after the Queen many years after her that this dam was breached, and the lands were destroyed, and this kingdom was it came to win. All right.

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Another example, this idea could be that I'm getting frustrated with life and asking for that.

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yeah, that is a very true example. Getting frustrated with life and asking for death.

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You know, it's like out of the pan into the fire. Literally, this is what happens. Every blessing is attached with trials, every single blessing.

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So we should not ask for a change. Because we're tired of that blessing, we should ask for a change, when we want to accomplish more in life better in life when we want to do something more when we want to be more productive, more useful, right? Not that we get fed up of that blessing of the challenges that it brings. And we end up in a worse situation than we were in before. We get so used to our privileges that we don't realize what we have anymore. When I was in high school, what I used to do was read the BBC every single day. And it's kind of funny, because like, it was a joke within the club that I was in that reading the news is just depressing, because one thing happens and

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another thing happens, it's just you know, you have to keep a balance on it, you can't read too much, and then just make yourself depressed. But I felt that it really helped ground me. And even now, whenever I'm discussing with my brother of what's happening, we always try to keep that in mind, because it helps us realize that whatever's going on with our lives is nothing compared to what happens with others, when you see what other people are going through. And even if it's just a small article that you read, it really grounds you and it really reminds you okay, this is hard, but get over it, there's more and there's worse, and you really, really should be grateful for what you

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have, compared to you know, what other people who wish they could have what you do.

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And you see gratitude, it's, it makes you more positive, when it makes you more positive, you are happier, and when you're happier, you can do your work better. And when you're doing your work better, you're being more productive. You know, it's like that saying that what we appreciate appreciates, right? It grows. And when we are ungrateful, it's like that negative spiral, going deeper and deeper into negativity. So one way is of sugar and the other ways off coffee.

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One accord and certainly set the car lay him sadaqa he proved true. Or lay him on them against them, I believe so IBLEES what was it that came true for these people? by at least one know who his assumption whose assumption the assumption of iblees meeting a bliss had this assumption about people. And in the case of the people of Sabah, that assumption came true. Why is it that a bliss assumed about humanity?

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What is it that he said to Allah subhanaw taala you know, when he refused to prostrate to Adam or his cinammon IBLEES asked for permission to live until the day of judgment and that he should be allowed to try to mislead men. He said at that time in total Arafa 17 Allah says that at least said well at 32 Acta homeshare kidding, you will not find most of humanity to be grateful. This is what he thought about mankind. And with respect to the people of Sabah that this thought of his come true. He has a de facto baru who so they followed him. He told them to be ungrateful. He put negative thoughts in their heads and they followed except for the communal Momineen, a group of the

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believers being there were some people amongst the people of Sabah, who weren't like the rest. They were believers and they were grateful. And this shows to us that it's possible to be grateful, even when everyone around you may be ungrateful Illa for your communal meaning

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why Canada who and he did not have or lay him against them mental fun in any authority

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Iblees did not have against these people any force, that he could compel them to be ungrateful, all IBLEES could do and can do is just what put thoughts in?

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Isn't it? Like in sort of Nyssa 199? Well, it will be Linda, who will a woman near No, I will mislead them, I will, I will fill them with false hopes. So that's all he could do fill them with false hopes with wrong thoughts with ingratitude, he could basically just call them.

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And this is why Allah subhanaw taala calls, he describes the plan of Chopin as weak. Why is it weak? Because Shavon can only call to evil. He can only put a thought, that's it.

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He can't make you say words of ingratitude. He cannot make you do something wrong. He doesn't have that kind of authority

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in there, except, meaning, but

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meaning the reason why Allah subhanaw taala allowed this to happen. That Allah let Champon put those thoughts in the hearts of men. is Lena lemma so that we know because the person who could argue over here well, you know, it's your heart that rule so if shaytaan can inspire bad thoughts in your heart and games over?

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No, why is it that Allah subhanaw taala has allowed triathlon to do this. So that liniar lemma so that we know may mean noble hero, who is it that really believes in the hereafter me Manda and the one who who are he is minha about it, meaning about the hereafter fee shocking in doubt,

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media when shaitan boots was wasa in the hearts of people. Right, then what happens? Some people they accept that was was and there are other people who fight it, those who accepted those who pursue it, what does it show, they are really in doubt about the hereafter and those who find it that means that they are certain about the hereafter. Because what keeps a person grateful is his Iman in the Hereafter. And what makes a person ungrateful is his doubt in the hereafter? How does belief in the hereafter make you grateful? How? Because you know that what's right now is not everything,

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isn't it? You know that what's right now is just temporary. You know that right now? What matters is not what I have but what I feel and what I do and what I think and what I say.

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So, through Shavonne Allah subhanaw taala tests people will Booker and your Lord Allah Khalifa in her field over everything. He is a guardian Hatfield, meaning Hatfield, who is Hatfield, one who does have what does he mean to protect to guard and that means that you keep a close eye you keep a watch over something. So he is over everything Hatfield, meaning he's a guardian over everything, he watches, everything he knows who is grateful and who is not, who is obedient and who is not.

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Old say older who call upon invoke a Lavina. Azzam Tom, those whom you claim mean do nila, besides Allah, meaning you claim that they are deities besides Allah, so you claim that they are Gods call upon them, ask them for help. Lay em Licona law not Yummly Qunar they possess, meaning they have power over even with all other what in the weight of an atom, something as small as the weight of an atom, even they do not have control over it. Whether that small tiny object is fist somehow word somewhere in the skies when I fill out nor in the earth, meaning it doesn't matter where that object is in the sky or the earth they do not have any control over it. Woman to whom and they do not have

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FEMA in them to in what to in the skies and the earth, men Shulkin any share meaning any partnership, partnership with who with Allah, they did not create them with Allah, they do not own them with ALLAH, when ALLAH who and he does not have meaning ALLAH does not have men home from them means Allah heat in any assistance, meaning none of these idols or false gods that you call upon. The so called Gods that you call upon. None of them is a helper to Allah, meaning Allah does not need their help in any way whatsoever.

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So over here, those who rely upon others, those who worship others, they're being challenged. Go ahead, worship them, call upon them, ask them to bless you with something, or to remove some harm from you can they know they cannot? Because they do not even have control over something as small as an atom's weight, something as insignificant as that they have no authority over it, then how could they bless you with something? And how could they take some harm away from you? What is being proven over here? Is how wrong shake is how illogical shake is? And why do you think shake is being mentioned over here? Because if you think about it, shake is what it is basically, ingratitude to

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Shake is basically in gratitude to Allah, how, think of it this way,

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your mom gives you a gift. All right. And instead of saying thank you to her,

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you call up your friend

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who gave your mom a suggestion as to what your mom should give to you. So you just call your friend and you'll maybe thank her, because your friend gave the suggestion. So you thank the friend, but you don't think the mother at all? You understand what's happening over here.

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In this case, the mother did take the help of the friend, she took the help of the friend. So okay, the friends still deserve some level of gratitude. But what if the friend didn't give any suggestion, nothing whatsoever, it doesn't make sense even that you call up your friend and you thank her and not the mother who gave the gift in the first place. It's illogical. It's illogical. But at the same time, if you're calling up your friend and you're talking to her about the gift that your mom gave, you're going on and on and on. What does it show extreme ingratitude,

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that you're enjoying this gift with your friend, you cannot even thank the mother for it.

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You understand? So you see, over here, shake, shake is what to give a share to somebody else. The gratitude that should be shown to the mother is being are the good words or the joy the happiness that should be shown to the mother is being shown to somebody else that is unfair. And this is what shake is shake is a form of ingratitude.

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So these people have some of their example is given of how they were ungrateful to Allah. But now the lesson is being extended. That don't just think that the people of Sabah were ungrateful. Think about yourself also and remember Sudha is McKee primarily was the people of Makkah who are being addressed. So in this as a lesson that the ship that you're doing, you're basically being ungrateful to Allah

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