Tom Facchine – Who is Allah – Understanding Allah’s Names and Attributes #22

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the cultural significance of different names and their relation to Islam, including "rock and snow" and "The rain" in Arabic. They also discuss the use of "drizzle and rain" and its various interpretations, including its meaning for war, rain, and death. The importance of trusting and allegiance in saving people's lives and avoiding extreme expression is emphasized. The transcript also touches on issues of political and political parties and events, including the Shaddai Sharia and its importance in protecting people.
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ma salatu salam ala Ashraful MBIA, almost serene then be an hour with Latina Muhammad Ali he after the Salah was kept asleep. Allah Allah Allah eliminated behind fat on one fat and I've been on antenna was it an element now of the enemy

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is Saturday evening

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which means that we are talking about a last panel to Allah.

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There's beautiful names and his attributes as well. The book by Sheikh, brother

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Esma in husana.

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And today we have reached the 42nd chapter Mashallah.

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We're about a little over halfway through the book.

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In this chapter the shave haffi the law he talks about two names el Wedi

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and El Mola.

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sometimes with Allah's names, the connection between

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the linguistic meaning of the word

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and Allah's actual name is very clear.

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Right? So we have Elbasy

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from Basel,

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Basel fantastically with sight, so allows the Aussie we have a semi

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from semi a summer, which means hearing and so allows all hearing Eileen and Hakeem

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al kabhi if all these sorts of names were the connection between the linguistic meaning of the of the word

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and the meaning of Allah's name is quite clear.

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However, these two names al Valley, and Al Mola is a lot more a

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lot less obvious, let's say.

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And so I did some even to myself as well. I mean, I wasn't completely 100% Clear on the linguistic relationship, or I should say the relationship between the linguistic meaning and the meaning of Allah's Name, and so I did some digging. So I have my trusty companion here, Mark Genma is a lover by epic fantasy, classical dictionary of Arabic roots. And I looked in the entry of the root word of

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worry and Al Mohler, which comes from a Walia. And I thought it'd be an interesting exercise to kind of give you the examples that he cites and see if you all can discern the common thread that runs through them all. So are shaping the fattest he says,

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from this word. This word can mean someone who frees a slave

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talking about no less and specific here someone who frees a slave a slave who is freed

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a saw him in the companion

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a leaf which is a successor

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if at all alarm a cousin

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and now sir, a helper

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Well Joe,

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and a neighbor

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What's the common thread that sticks out to you there between those very different things?

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Someone who frees a slave a slave who is freed

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a neighbor a cousin, a helper, a successor?

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A companion

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okay closeness care salvation who escena.

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Someone you can count on me Mashallah. Very good. Evelyn fat as he says that the guardianship Michelle Yeah. Guardianship is usually kind of like the conclusion of it right? If we if we go to what is the name mean for a lost power to Allah? That's certainly how as Willie and Alan Mola is most often translated as the guardian

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It has to do with guardianship we are right because we have wilayah when it comes to marriage and things like that, or Alajuela in inheritance

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all correct. Even first he says that the absolute base meaning of this route is proximity. closeness is

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pretty much a, a synonym.

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He says that lol E, linguistically

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is the rain that comes after what's called a West meat.

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Which is a which is like the drizzle. Right? So we say the drizzle. Yes. Right? Yeah. So Li Li, linguistically is a term that's used for the the rain, like the substantial rain that comes

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right after it starts to drizzle. There's a separate word for that drizzle and then there once it actually starts raining in earnest, this is a different word and they use classical you know, pre Islamic Arabs. It could be a downpour, it could be a steady rain, could be anything that is after directly after and follows after the the drizzle,

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which is called the Westmead.

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Right, so we have this type of rain that follows a different type of rain.

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A closeness because one indicates the other. It's true. Sometimes it drizzles on and stops, but many times drizzle is the smoke before the fire right it starts to drizzle and then it starts to rain in earnest.

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So we have closeness, proximity.

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And then all of these things and Martic and an attack, right the the one who frees a slave and the one who is freed. In Islamic law,

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somebody who freeze a slave

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is always bound

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to that free slave and in some sort of way.

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If you if you go to inheritance law, scuze me inheritance law. For example,

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if a slave dies, or if I should say a former slave, a freed slave dies, and he has or she has no family to inherit.

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No mother, no father, no children, no spouse.

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The person who set them free becomes an inheritor.

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Right there, their relationship is not completely over.

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being set free and vice versa.

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So this is a sort of relationship and proximity.

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Right? The servant and the master.

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Similarly, a companion a successor This is fairly obvious, even though I'm the cousin also fairly obvious.

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The helper and the neighbor. All of these come from closeness and proximity.

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If we look at the words in the Quran,

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that Allah uses, we find

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many of these meanings or at least the same sort of common thread that runs through them. Allah says in surah Assura am it tougher to mean Dooney Alia Allahu Allahu Allah you were who are your healing melter? Or who are other coalition? Kalia? Allah asks a rhetorical question Have they taken

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beside Allah?

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Only up

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only Yet those who are as close we have the meaning of NASA right helper, we have the meaning of socket companion.

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This sort of relationship of intimacy and confidence.

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Have they taken others other than Allah with this closeness? A type of closeness that is strictly reserved for a loss power to Allah.

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Well, Allahu Allah wali

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and Allah He is the Willie.

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He is the one who is truly close.

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So people Allah is calling out an error.

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In this ayah people are taking or assuming or trying to bring close.

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Things that cannot be as close as those people imagine.

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Who can be closer to you than Allah, the One who created you,

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the one who knows all of your needs, think about the other names that we've studied and milkweed.

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A Shaheed of Rajiv, and Hobby Lobby, who can be closer to you than that.

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So there's the reality

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of who's close to you, who is the Willie, it's Allah. And then there's the delusion, whereas people who seek to worship other than Allah, they imagined.

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They imagined that they can take something, a statue,

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a civilization, a way of life and ideology, anything and bring it as close to them as that as the lost power to Allah, thinking that this thing will be able to solve their problems. They can trust and confide in this thing, this thing can confer favor upon them, derive benefit from it, use it to push away harm,

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and surrender to it obey all these sorts of internal acts of worship.

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And the law calls it a delusion, asking rhetorically have they taken

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over yet? And it tocado

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on the pattern, if to Allah means taken for themselves, meaning that there's a contrived

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connotation here.

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Right, they've done this on their own doing this was not a natural thing. This was not something that even maybe could be done.

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But they are under this delusion that they have taken something as close to them as a lot is already

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closer, close to them and closer than they imagined these idols to be.

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As far as the other he also says, and so the shooter later in the Surah Whoa, what are the human Zeno voice member at EMA on how to

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orient should rush matter?

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While while while he will, Hamid

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law says he is the one who sends a wife provision, brain

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and body malerkotla to bat after they had despaired after they have given up hope.

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We answered Raj Mehta and he spreads his mercy.

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Both literally with the rain, which gives life to everybody. And figuratively, or non literally with his actual, you know, His mercy that's beyond just this rain. Well, who actually al Hamid and he is the closest.

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Allah pairs this name with despair, right? He says that Allah is the one who sends sustenance and rain after they've despaired.

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A loss pounce on it, he turns to the third person, sometimes as a blame.

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Right? Here, it's blame. It's distancing if you've ever had your child.

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And maybe they've done something that

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was wrong or embarrassing or something like this. And you're explaining it to somebody else in the room, and you stop talking to them. You just merely describe them. In the third person. Yes, he's doing this. Right. Yeah. No, he did do that. Right. This is something that is distancing.

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And Allah uses this type of third person distance in the Quran to blame certain attitudes and behaviors. Here a lot is blaming despair.

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says Allah was the one who sent down the rain

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after they had despaired.

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Allah is talking to us. Right? But he says after they had despair,

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which means that the delusion here is that people are imagining that Allah is not close enough

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to understand our needs to understand what we're really going through.

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Somehow he's far away, disconnected, or else he would act or else he would save but no, we're not patient enough.

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We're not reliant or trustworthy enough, we've given up hope. But Allah is closer to us than we imagined who will who are lonely.

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And blending now the how it's usually translated, not just close, but he's so close that he is the guardian and protector of us.

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He is the One Who sends down the rain

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and assaults on the sidewalk at Fabula. He will Ian

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Okay Fabula he now see it all. So Allah here pairs, two words that even Ferris had told us in the dictionary are related widely and they'll see it.

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Now, so let's see someone who helps who aids.

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What he Kapha Biller, he Walia.

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Allah is sufficiently close

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to understand what you need to provide what you need. He's sufficient as a guardian

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and sufficient as a helper

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and sorrows of Hajj while testing will be lucky, who am hola con

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30 I met in Mola one year mlmrc

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When the Atmel were near nasiha Excuse me.

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So we see Allah's Pousada also again now Paris La Mola and receive

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help with proximity with closeness with guardianship.

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The near Amanda mela means how blesseth Imola? How blessed a guardian how blessed with a close, intimate companion is a loved one that men now see if

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and how blessed said

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a helper is Allah.

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Allah says in surah Al Imran Vennela, whom Allah Khan or who are Jairo Nazarene, yet again, Allah's power to Allah pears.

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And we are here molar al Mohler with a Nasir with divine aid aid that is predicated upon a loss closeness and intimacy with knowing what we need. May Allah is your Mola, your protector, your guardian, your closest confidant and friend?

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Well, Hokkaido now serene, and that makes him the best helper, Tyrone nasty because he's closer to you than anybody.

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He's the Guardian over you.

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And the law says and sort of the theme, will love will no longer come wahala it will hacking.

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And Allah is

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your guardian, your protector, your closest confinement and He is all knowing and all wise.

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This is a little bit different than the other ones.

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Because in its Allah is

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trying to reassure us,

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if we had had a doubt

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Allah is our protector and he is on him and he is Hakeem These are words of

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reassurance. They are reassuring words to someone who would doubt

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Why did Allah give me this trial in my life? Why did Allah

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not protect my health?

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Why did Allah exposed me to this grief? This loss?

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The sadness? Why did he try me in this way? With my spouse, with my parents, with my children,

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with my work

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with my community, whatever it is,

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Why did Allah do this to me? If he's so close, if he knows so much

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about what I need?

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A law reassures us well law Homolka he's the closest to you and he's also your guardian and your protector will who will ally will Hakeem. And Allah is all knowing and all wise in what he does. We were talking about in the HIPAA just a couple days ago. Yesterday, yesterday, Saturday, I was done yesterday that was as far as seems like a long time ago

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about how

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sometimes we conceive of our mistakes

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as aberrations, anomalies

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outside of our intended path and journey.

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We imagine that the mistakes and even the sins that we make derail us

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whereas Allah has even willed without taking away responsibility from us. Allah has willed our mistakes

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and how our mistakes are actually

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part of our path. They are right on the path that we are on.

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And they are placed there with hikma and with a lot of places then they're in our lives with knowledge and with wisdom and with purpose.

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How to respond to them.

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How to learn from them, how to not repeat them. A law may allow us or Willis to make a mistake today.

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That might save us from a worse mistake later on. We saw this with a story of Osama bin Zayed.

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husana The famous story where he has a man cornered in battle. And the man says La Ilaha illa Allah He tries to take his shahada, and Osama kills him anyway.

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And he comes back to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and tells him what happened and the prophesy. Salam is not happy with him, he's upset.

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He says, How could you do this? What are you going to say, on the day of judgment to this man's Shahada?

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I know sama response. He said, Listen, no, it was it. He was just saying it to save himself.

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The prophesy said I'm just repeating what he had said. Did you after saying Did you open up his heart? Did you appear inside of his heart? What are you going to say on the Day of Judgment?

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And it was a harsh lesson. It was a mistake.

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Nobody wanted to have the wrath or displeasure of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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And Osama was

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hookbait also Lilla the most beloved person to the Prophet slice.

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Imagine how much imagine how significant that mistake must have been for the province I set him to get angry at someone he loved so much.

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And yet, as the heavy reminds us, and this is less well known.

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That mistake actually ended up saving Osama.

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When the Pfitzner came

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the civil war between Ali and more Alia on the Allahu Anhu

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Salman was one of the

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several companions who stayed home who refused to take part in it. Who said this is a fight between Muslims. And this is chaos. And I don't know I do not want to shed Muslim blood and he stayed home.

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So although he says that the Osama's earlier mistake saved him when it came time to the fitna and that was a much more trying time.

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There were companions on both sides of the war fighting against each other companions killing companions

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so the mistake that Osama made early on yes mistake but essential, essential to him not repeating that mistake and saving him down the road

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we went over many of the meanings of Ella Li and Ebola.

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There's another

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way in which this word comes up not as a name of Allah subhanaw taala and so the AMA

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Allah says phonesoap da What are salah? Well I can count them or whatsoever Allah Tala.

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From other How about either here or not Ah. Oh Allah Allah. Oh Allah.

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So Allah Allah Kapha Oh Allah, I asked about in Santo au Prakash Sudha

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hola in this particular eye,

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it means

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it's coming closer, closer and closer. And Allah is talking about mankind

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being oblivious to the fact that the Day of Judgment is coming closer. Oh la laka for hola Thumma Hola, hola, kapha Hola. Now, it is approaching closer and closer and then closer and closer still.

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So we have another demonstration of this meaning as closeness and proximity

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when it comes to some of the applications of this name, otherworldly and Imola?

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Like many things such as Allah's mercy,

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there are two types. There's a certain degree of closeness and proximity and guardianship. That a law enables everyone to enjoy. It's general.

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Like we have, for example, for modo Elahi Mola, whom will help

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a whole

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vocal Well who is well has he been

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in sort of an iron

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so Allah has power to Allah uses his name, molar and molar and otherworldly to describe the fact that everyone is going to return to him. On the Day of Judgment, everybody's going to get theirs. Allah has been close to everybody all along.

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And Allah has been protecting everybody all along. We saw this with previous names, like a half of Hatfield

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and Iraq man.

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Allah doesn't

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hold it against the disbelievers, the rejecters of faith could fall

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in the sense that he doesn't deprive them of the good things of life. Not at all.

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It's not like everybody the second that they reject faith, Allah just sends them off of a cliff somewhere.

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No matter how much we would like that to happen, it wouldn't be very merciful of us. Allah as much more merciful than that. No, he's still everyone's molar.

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He still protects everybody.

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He still makes sure that people have health, they still make sure that people have children and have wealth and have families and jobs and food and rain and all of these sorts of things.

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A lot he protects people from disaster. How many comments are there hurtling past us? Deadly speeds, meteors, hurricanes, tsunamis, tidal waves all these sorts of things that happen on earth they happen

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yet Allah is our mowla Allah protects us the vast majority of the time. We're not most people on Earth are not running from one disaster to the next.

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You know, in the grand scheme of things even though some people are tried more than others disasters are not the rule

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but rather the exception to life.

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At least the natural ones

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so allows power to adda as molar of everybody okay.

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If that's true email and then how do we reconcile that with

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the eye and sort of Mohamed as far as Allah says that he can be an Allah mole Alladhina Avenue

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what nl keffi Rena Lal Mola Han

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Allah says that is because Allah is the molar

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but close one, the guardian

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of those who believe Nolan Medina Avenue. Well NL caffeine ina la Mola home and other people who reject Faith, they have no mo Allah. Allah says in surah Muhammad, is this a contradiction? The Quran does contradict itself.

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What do you think?

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Allah tells us he's molar of everybody

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and then he says that the Kufa don't have a molar?

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Context different meaning okay, what's the different meaning?

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story of someone that sent in privately he is Mola in every way

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and in general sense but the other Wila

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is special reserved for the believers. Shake family says no contradiction. We have protection for the afterlife while Allah is the molar for all in this life, but not necessarily for everyone in the afterlife. Yes. Yeah. It's just like everything else we've discussed. There's a reserve.

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There's a specific type of thing

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that is reserved for the believers.

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This guardianship that has to do with help NASA, right? That has to do with forgiveness because being forgiven as part of a loss will die and favor, especially in the afterlife. And we have many areas from the Quran that corroborate this.

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Allah who this is in sorts of Buckler Allahu Allah you livina Amma know you've reached a home in a little amount to either know what Larina Cafaro Oh Leah or Hamato hoots

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you've Regina home Mina Nora Isla Dora, Matt

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and I.

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So we have a discrepancy here between kind of, there's one sense of rely on where Allah is protector and guardian of all.

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But then there's a special preserve of protection and guardianship that's unlocked by our actions who do we take as our family and who do we take as our Mola. This is why a lost power to Allah uses this language so often in the Koran. Here, he's saying not to take the thought as Oh, Leah, and other places and we'll talk about this in a second.

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about not taking the disbelievers

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a coup fall as Alia, right. So there's this kind of

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universal income, if you will, where everybody gets this kind of base level of Wilaya of protection.

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And then if you actually choose your true one E, which is Allah's powers out of the only one who's able or capable of protecting you truly, it will unlock for you

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this afterlife of protection and guardianship. Whereas if you've been diluted if you've chosen anyone else as your will lead and they will abandon you on the Day of Judgment and they will not be able to protect you or guard you at all I'll describe this in the Koran as process of everybody being resurrected along with what they used to worship. And those things that were that used to be worshipped being questioned by Allah and they at that point they will say we have nothing to do with this

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and there will be conflict and separation between people and the false things that they used to worship

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they it will be revealed on that day that their choice of Willie and molar was severely severely diluted and wrong.

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There is another point of who is actually very good okay, we will get to that that was actually one of the last points so I'll try to make sure we get to all of that inshallah.

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So Allah also says in sorts of ad off and Toluna fildena What Hannah will entitle offering, so this is noticed that a lot of parents this one with a little fatter, right with forgiveness, So forgiveness is part of a laws specific with a guardianship that's exclusive to the believers.

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And the idea that we mentioned before Valley level Mola, kkOma, who Ohio now city, all the ideas are lost power to other talks about his Nussle his aid, his assistance and his help.

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This is a type of Wilaya that is specific to the believers.

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So this also makes it significant. So we'll get to the last two points in Sharla in the last four minutes, that's

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what's the big deal about taking the Koufax ollie up a lot instructs us time and time again. It's exactly this. Okay, this is the difference. And it's a matter that has both external and internal aspects. Okay. There's nothing wrong

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with having

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friends in a loose general sense of the word

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who are not Muslims. Okay.

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However, there's a specific type of friendship and a specific type of reliance and a specific type of proximity and intimacy and closeness

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that we must reserve for a lost power to Allah

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and, and those whom Allah pleases.

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Not in a sense of worship, but in a sense of allegiance, and loyalty. Okay, this is

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The issue when it comes to many of the

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movements that we have today, the social justice movements, which are well intended to try to secure Muslims rights in places like the United States and Canada elsewhere, where we have a non Muslim government, and we have to sort of enter into these discussions and arguments to kind of secure our rights. There's nothing wrong with this, in and of itself, however, if we're not careful,

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it can be done with an intense,

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a kind of groveling intense, a kind of undignified

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manner in which we are taking as saviors.

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People who

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have nothing to do who don't have the ability to even give us the sort of protection or guardianship, that is exclusive to a lot.

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Maybe you've experienced this in your life with individual people, some people, they put so much hope

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in one person coming to save them.

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That if that person doesn't come to save them, then they get very distressed and angry and upset.

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And this is an issue, this is an issue of belief. Because we can't ever put too much hope in the creation, let alone somebody who's not a Muslim.

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Right? We take the means a well giving others power that belongs to Allah. Nobody can save us, Allah saves. At the end of the day.

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Allah is the one who got who grants us rights and guarantees our rights who keeps us safe. Okay, it's not like the non Muslims in the United States of America, in North America are the only barrier between us and getting exterminated off of the earth. Right, to put it crudely.

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So it's not necessarily the outward form is problematic. You can argue for your rights, you can create think tanks and political action committees and push for legislation and these things in that. But let's do it with integrity and dignity. Let's do it with trust and Allah first and foremost.

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And that's what saves you from begging.

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And that's what saves you from becoming undignified and falling into the warning that Allah gave us in the Quran. Taking the the coup follow the non Muslims whatever however you want to translate it as ollie up giving them this power that only allows power to otter has

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it's a very, very fine difference. But it bears it bears reminding

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the other issue and this was mentioned

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Yes, this is similar it overlaps with lol as well. Yeah, and what I will draw has to do with allegiance, but it's it's also has an additional dimension than that. And Walla Walla has to do with your allegiance your loyalty, right. But even outside of issues of group allegiance and loyalty,

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there is an added layer when it comes to this sort of thing as

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as to what clue right, your reliance in whom is your reliance placed? Right?

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Is your reliance placed in a lost power Tada. If it is, then you will continue to obey Spano Allah subhanaw taala regardless of the promises made to you or the guarantees made to you by other groups, if the left promises you this or the right promises you that you're going to have a principled interaction with them and a principled negotiation with them.

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Right. However, if you've put all of your stock and all of your trust and reliance in this one political party or this political movement in saving you your salvation, or your safety,

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then you might find yourself in a position where you eventually have to make a compromise.

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Because if you come off as wanting something too much, people will figure out that they can control you and they will test that control.

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I don't like to get into politics too much but this is something that's currently going on as best as best.

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So yes, blind allegiance. Exactly. Um so the last issue that we must talk about is who is actually right there is a there's a hadith there's a Hadith of the Prophet slice so whereas the Hadith klutzy where he says, Man either Li Wei Li and then to who will help whoever

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troubles bothers, harmed better. My Willie, Allah saying my clothes

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servants, my close friend on earth, then announced to him that he has that I have declared war on him.

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And then Allah is bound to Allah. He says in the heavy conceit, nobody approaches or comes closer, we're talking about proximity again to Colorado, nobody comes closer to Allah except by the photo of the things that are obligatory on that person. Prayer.

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He jab,

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the cat, Hajj,

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all these sorts of things.

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And then after that, there are the extra things that you can do that if you keep on doing them, that you will get to a point where Allah loves you.

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And when Allah loves you

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come to some apple lady, yes, my OB.

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Allah is your hearing. Right, will translate it literally and then idiomatically so Allah becomes your hearing Allah becomes your sight. Allah becomes your hand that grasps a law becomes your feet that walks Okay. Obviously, that's that can't be translated, or interpreted literally. But what it means is that there is harmony,

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right? There is there's no difference.

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Or maybe just tiny, slight differences. When you look at something, you're looking at something the way Allah would look at it. You don't like this thing, just because other people like this thing, because it's popular to like this thing. Because it's advanced, and it's modern to like this thing.

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It's progressive to like this thing. And Allah hates it. No, if Allah hates it, then you're looking at it the way Allah would look at it, and you hate it too. Or vice versa. Allah loves something. And even if it becomes like, we were talking the other day modesty, right? Being a prude, these sorts of things, being a

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virgin, until you're married, right? These things that society now laughs at mocks scorns and other things.

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Right? We don't similarly then scorn it and mock it and or even just brushed it under the rug, because this is what everybody else is doing.

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We look at it the way that Allah looks at it. Allah loves it. And so we also love it too.

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Yes, exactly.

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The things that we grasp the things that we take,

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The haram income,

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we drop, because Allah doesn't like that. And the pure things that we take, because Allah loves that. And what are what we walk towards both literally and figuratively, all of these things, the point of the hadith is that, who is a Willie of Allah, who is one of the friends or the colloquially, some people translated as saints, we can say the elite, the ones who have close proximity to Allah, they are those who experience the world, the way Allah wants us to experience it. We are pleased by what a law is pleased by and we are displeased by what a law is displeased by

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can we tell everybody, this person and that person is worthy or not?

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There might be some extreme examples.

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Right? Like there were during the times of the Senate

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where somebody can ascertain

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whether someone is a wealthy or not. But the reality is that in our times, we throw this term around far too much. We assume that so and so is overly maybe they have you know, mashallah they had the suit coat over the nice though, that's from abroad and, you know, the right clothes.

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There's, I mean,

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without opening a can of worms, because we're already past time as somebody who has studied abroad, and who has contacts and networks with other Imams and teachers and things like that. There's people out there that actually seek to kind of

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project this aura

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of having certain powers or certain influence or being this sort of Willy. There are certain people that purposefully

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don't let themselves be seen, except they have an entourage of people. There's certain people that don't let themselves be seen, except that they're making a very controlled and curated presentation, right.

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And a

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A lot of times certain people, they do that because they want to have a certain influence or command or authority or they want other people to think that they have some sort of elevated status with Allah this happens.

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But who is truly a worthy of Allah is, by default part of and of the life, the unseen. And everything will be laid bare on the day of judgment as to who is truly a really have a lot or not. And there's a lot of poetry that our Sheikh Sheikh Abdullah used to always

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mentioned in his classes. And those of you who understand the Arabic will appreciate this, which is how to tell a, a real relief from a fake one.

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Either it shocks them toward the appeal of our karma, a battery, God your zero. What am your deaf friends who do the Shattering and the inner who was stabbed the region of the day? Some of the translation of the Beit poetry is, you might see perhaps you see somebody who's flying through the sky, or on top of the ocean water walking, if that person doesn't stop doesn't obey the city or the know that this person is either a devil or an innovator. Right? So there is no Wilaya there is no closeness or proximity to Allah without the Shaddai. And that's something that some people have lost sight of over the centuries or

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in our times or anything else. Right. There's no elites level that once you get there, the city becomes redundant, that doesn't apply to you.

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There is rely only for the Sharia. And that's the beauty and the just the miraculously concise nature of this hadith, Hadith Coetzee that Allah subhanaw taala says that nobody approaches Allah, or gains proximity or closeness to Allah, with anything more beloved to Allah than the forearm, elbow.

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The things that are followed by the things that are obligations, right, not this esoteric stuff, not stuff that's elite that's out of the view of public that only certain people who are initiated can access or practice know, your basic daily grind of worship. The Sunnah prayers, right, put them in there to five daily prayers paying us a cat making Hajj wants their life, all of these the bread and butter

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and all the other daily commands and prohibitions that is the main force that brings us close to a law as a last panel, Tata himself said,

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so we went overtime, apologize for that. Anybody have any questions before we depart for the evening?

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they were in there.

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I mean,

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the takeaway, if you know that a lot is your molar. Then you don't need anything from anybody.

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Then you can walk with your head held high.

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It doesn't matter if you're the only Muslim in your continent.

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Whether everybody's pointing their guns and bombs at you.

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If you know that a lot is your Mola. Then you can live in dignity and you can die with dignity.

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That was a request for a pro takeaway.

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Good to see you. Or do this together and show a lot and see you next time.

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