The Struggle within – The Prophet Yunus ﷺ

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smil Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was said that I should have an MBA he will say that mursaleen while early he was he he he mine, or praise belongs to Allah,

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the Lord of the woods and be the Peace and blessings of Allah Subhana Allah be upon his final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah would occur to my dear brothers.

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The brothers of Aberdeen, Mashallah,

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it's my first time in Aberdeen, so it's very,

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I'm very happy to be here. And I asked the last panel data they allows us to, to benefit from the the time that we have together in Charlotte Taylor.

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So the topic

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or the Yeah, the topic or the title that we're going to talk about?

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Does anybody know what you came to listen to? Does anybody know? The struggle within? Regarding UNICEF? They said, no, no.

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But before I discuss that beautiful story that I lost power to Allah talks about in the Quran, I just want to set a few like, a few important points, which I believe will be key and will help us benefit from the story even more.

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Sometimes you go into a story straight away. Sometimes you pick up a book and you don't read the introduction or the preface. Okay, you don't read that you just go straight into it and you miss out a lot of things. So something you know, will you have an effect I was told this by my teachers that whenever you have a book, you should always always always read the introduction, because that represents the key to that for you're going to to read. So am I going to tell you anything different concerning Eunice Ali Salaam No, nothing new I'm going to tell you because the story of Eunice la Salaam is is something that is in the Quran not going to tell anything new. So, as Allah subhanaw

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taala tells us for in the vichara, to infallible meaning will that kid remind people because the benefit will serve as a reminder to all of us, even though you may hear that story once, twice, thrice on the fourth occasion. So Pamela, for whatever reason, Allah subhanaw taala allows you to benefit and feel that story like no other time before. You know, when you go to the Quran, and you read the verse, it's like a new verse, even though you know that you've read that sort of many, many times. And this is what allows the panel to Alec allows us so that we can benefit with now a man is raised. And as we know, it will be la de la la messaggi to her that the most beloved places to Allah

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subhanaw taala or the masjid

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and just having a quick, you know, glimpse here, that in this particular community Mashallah, it seems that there are brothers who are from various different backgrounds, Mashallah. And also the ages from very young brothers to not so young brothers,

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including myself, nonetheless, but it is a good mix martial arts about a cola is a good mix. And I asked our last panel, that he allows us to to benefit from one another.

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And that we benefit from the verses of loss penalty.

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So

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Allah Subhana, Allah created us,

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and created the heavens and the earth and everything that exists in this universe, and that everything has a purpose. Everything has a purpose. There's nothing that that exists in this universe, except that it has a purpose.

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If something has been placed within this universe without any person or any purpose, that would mean that the last panel replaced or created something in this universe without any reason, a Sabbath. That's like play that's like a joke. And this is not befitting of Allah subhanaw taala does not befitting now man, and Jin, what's our purpose? Why are we here? Some may say, I'm here to pray. Here. I'm here to pray to Allah subhanaw taala or my Some may say, Well, I'm here to pray and fast. Some others they may say, Well, I'm here to pray and fast and fun. If I have the care maybe, you know pay my second you know, make Hajji if I can.

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But Allah subhanaw taala tells us why we are here.

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us why Mahalo to Jin will insert a lolly a boon

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Allah, Allah says that I did not create jinn or mankind, except that they worship me.

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Leann Boone, and one of the great companions,

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namely Abdullah Ibn abass are the Allahu anhu. Who was the cousin

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of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was well known for explaining the Quran. He said Leah boon which means to worship me. Another way of saying that is Lee uy, Dune, which means to single out a loss of penalty Allah in worship leader widen, so to hate. This is where we get the word hate from to make something one to make it unique.

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So when we read about and think about the stories of the prophets, Allah Hema salatu salam, we will find that just as we will all create it to worship Allah subhanaw taala. This is why,

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or this is what the message was, of all of the prophets and messengers AlLahi wa salatu salam, they came at different times, they came to different nations, in fact that the Sharia the laws that were given to them may have been different.

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This was helpful, but in this nation it is haram.

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However, one message that they all agreed upon, none of them differed upon, and that they all taught was to remind their people

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to tell them peep their people to come back to Allah subhanaw taala if they'd gone away,

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and that was to remind them that there was no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala No one deserves worship, except Allah subhanaw taala and in our case, that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam taught us La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, there's no one worthy of worship except Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah.

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So Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, when Lakota bison Effie Coolio Mata Rasulullah, that we sent to every nation, a messenger

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every nation had a messenger sent to them, to teach them to educate them about what

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Buddha law which Stony Brook taught to worship a law and to stay away from any false deities, any false gods. This is what the prophets or the him said. They lost control to have peace, Sunday's Peace and blessings upon all of them. That's what they taught all of their people.

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So Allah subhanaw taala tells us this in the Quran. In another place in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala also tells us wema out of cell namun cabela Kamiya rasuna. In New Hey LA.

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Hey, Allah subhanaw taala is telling the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we did not send any messenger before you except that we revealed to him, revelation came to that individual what and know who La ilaha IL NFS a boon that there is no one worthy of worship except me. So worship me.

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So this responsibility was placed on the shoulders of the prophets, Allah Himself to teach people La ilaha illa Allah, what is our responsibility?

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I am not a prophet. I am not a messenger. But we still have the responsibility to teach people that Allah Illallah Muhammad Rasul Allah,

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we still have that responsibility, to teach people to educate people, to tell them why they are here, living in this worldly life, not just here to make money, not just here to become famous, because all of that will end.

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When that person whatever age that they are, and death, it knows no age, it can come to any of us at any time, that fame, money, all of that won't help you at all. Nothing will help you. The only thing that will take will help you and benefit you, when you're buried in the earth. The only thing you can take with you is your actions, your deeds, that what you did for Allah subhanaw taala so it is very important that when I start talking about my deeds, my actions, I want to make sure that they are only for Allah subhanaw taala because if I want to be rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala

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if I want to be rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala have to make sure that I offer and I direct that a burden that worship to Allah subhanaw taala if that person directs their worship to other than a loss of penalty and it will be rejected or lost count Allah will not reward you for it, in fact, may punish you for that because you're setting up partners and rivals to him subpoena.

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The Prophet sallallahu wasallam gave us an example.

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He said Elisa sent the fear or the matter that I fear for you most. And here it is, the prophet Elijah shalom is talking to companions abubaker

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Roma, man and Ali are great companions, or former Athar for the month which I fear for you most Shere Khan is the small ship.

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The Companions they said

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Hello Salalah Marshall can ask her what is this moon shirt? What is this?

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The Prophet salallahu it Some said out of the showing off, showing off. How do you show off. So when you come into the masjid, and maybe you're the first person to come into the masjid, and there's nobody around. So you pray, like maybe you usually pray and you pray really quickly.

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However, on this occasion, when you enter the masjid is a few people around and you're ashamed to pray quickly, you're embarrassed that you would pray quickly. So therefore, of course your Salah is not for them. Your Salah is for Allah subhanaw taala but your there are the way that you stand. The way you make record the way you make should you make it really nice, really slow movements and Mashallah following the sun, so that the people won't say anything about your prayer. So there's an element of your prayer showing off

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or you give charity and you start to boast about two people. I gave this and I gave that you're showing off.

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This, this could render your deed, no good invalid Martin.

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So it is important that we make sure that our intention is always in purely for Allah subhanaw taala.

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Now

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the importance of towhead you may have heard it before you may not have heard it. First of all, what do we mean by that? A tow hate is to single out the loss of panatela can make a law unique. When we worship we worship only Allah subhanaw taala only Allah subhanaw taala

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This is what we were talking about when we talk about tilgate It is very important. It is not something you read in a book. And then it sounds good. Okay. This is why Islam sounds and this is what is why Islam is the hug because I read in the book, no, I believe and I am certain in my heart

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that Islam is the truth, because I understand

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because I understand why I am worshipping Allah subhanaw taala and I am fulfilling

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the role or why I have been created to worship Allah subhanaw taala remembering this is where all the prophets and messengers and he was salatu salam. That is what they taught their people. And many a time we find a lost hands on tells them and their people, the people of Musa alayhis salam, the people of Elisa Elisa them and Ibrahim and Mohammed Raisa them, they reject the call. They said we don't want to hear this. We don't want to hear about Islam.

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Many a time now. So panela in this day and age now people don't want to hear about Islam. We tell them to worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, they may even make fun of you.

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Is this a new thing? No, it is not new.

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Even though Allah subhanaw taala mentions all of these stories in the Quran,

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the role of the prophets, the job of the prophets was to teach people that Allah Allah, Allah, and the people rejected them.

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But the way that those people rejected each Prophet was different.

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Some of those people who rejected some of the profits is because that they thought that they were, in fact like Allah and Allah bakoma Allah, like, from my lockers, him.

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He thought, how can you move sideways? And how can you tell me what to do? How can you tell me to let Ben Israel the children of Israel go, I am in charge, I give life and I take away life. So he rejected that because he believed that he was greater than a loss of penalty and as a builder. There were other people who rejected Islam. Because all the prophets they taught Islam to submit to Allah subhanaw taala just to submit to Allah and worship Him alone. Some of them they made fun.

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They were mocking the Prophet, like who an example know, Allah. He said, I'm,

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we know how he said, I'm spent 950 years calling his people to Allah subhanaw taala. they mocked him. They made jokes on him, they done everything that you can imagine.

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This is another type of rejection. And sometimes you may tell people about Islam and they, they mock and they make fun of Islam. This exists as well. Likewise, a people who worship clearly other than our loss of penalty and either worship idols, like the people of Ibrahim alayhis salaam.

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Those people they worship idols, and statues, the sun and the moon, and they didn't want to follow Ibrahim Ali Salim Ibrahim Edison at the time was only the only individual who is a Muslim at that time on Earth.

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As Allah subhanaw taala tells us in Ibrahima

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mattone conditon della

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Brahim Elisa was an oma and a a nation and a guide by himself, submitting to Allah subhanaw taala.

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And our dear beloved Mohammed sallallahu sallam, his people rejected him as well.

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Because they didn't want to give up the idols. They didn't want to give up MCE. They didn't want to single out Allah subhanaw taala they wanted to reject to hate.

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They understood and they they knew Allah existed.

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They knew that Allah created everything. They knew that Allah subhanaw taala provided for them.

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They did not believe that, for example, Allah subhanaw taala needed help in the creation of the heavens and the earth.

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So they believed in Allah subhanaw taala his existence in that, but it wasn't enough.

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It's not enough for somebody to say yes, I believe in Allah, there is one God, he created everything. He's in control of everything. That is not enough. You have to go a step further. And that is to what to then worship Allah subhanaw taala alone, not just recognize His Lordship, if you like, but to submit and worship Him alone.

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So when you practice and you fulfill the job that our laws which are placed us here for it means that you are not a slave to anything, or anyone except Allah subhanaw taala your Lord, you're a slave to money. You're no slave to people, even though people may punish other people or oppress other people, by maybe putting them in prison on telling to do things which they don't want to do. You will never be a slave to that person.

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Because maybe physically, they try to oppress you, but they can never enslave your heart. Your heart will always be for Allah subhanaw taala.

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And as one of the pious scholars of the past, when he was being punished in a prison, he said, What can the people do to me?

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What can they do, they can punish me, they put me in the prison, they may even hit me. They may even banish me, they send me to another land.

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They can't do anything to me. My heart is attached to our last panel to Allah, I am submitting myself to a last panel that is the most important thing.

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And as the professor the law has told us,

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in Allaha, lianzhou, lianzhou ila Sorry, can I just say

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that Allah subhanaw taala does not look how you look, look at and how you have to look from the outside.

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When I can, young Vogue,

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ella kulu, become American. But Allah subhanaw taala looks at you and judges you by your hearts and your actions.

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This is why as Muslims, when we are in the masjid, when we are at home, when we are at school, we are Muslims at all times. And we try to teach people as much as we can.

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But you're not a slave to any of, of the creation.

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Bearing this in mind, and the importance now of tawheed that we are fulfilling by teaching others, this issue of a towhead

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we're following in the footsteps of the prophets.

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We are following in the poor in the footsteps of all of the prophets, Allah Himself. So it is a great a noble and a blessing path that you will follow.

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So Allah subhanaw taala

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tells us about Eunice la sallam,

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you will escape no matter.

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I give you a small example of

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the impact and how having a little bit of knowledge

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or you giving a little bit of knowledge can have an impact and affect another person.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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he was in Makkah and the people who rejected him and they oppressed him. So what did he do? And he says, um, he went to another city. This city was called up by

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about 100 kilometres, okay, about 70 miles away,

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away from Makkah. When he went there, he called these people to Islam. Again, they rejected Islam. In fact, they asked the small children,

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they said to the children, the elders days, pick up the stones and started throwing stones at him and running out of here.

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So they ran the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam out of a thigh until the stones were hitting him and his sandals. They were filling with blood because he had been beaten so much. The prophets I send them on a short way away outside, but if I sat down to caressed, sit down and took a rest. As he sat there, a young man came to him

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A man came to him and gave him and showed that the Prophet son was in a bad way. This young man brought and gave you some grapes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, some grapes,

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the Prophet sallallahu, ala Some said, Bismillah and that ate some of the grapes. This man said, What did you say?

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He said, The Prophet, I said, I said, Bismillah

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he said, Who? Who taught you that?

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He said, My Lord taught me that. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asked him, Where are you from?

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He said, I am from a place called Nineveh.

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He said, You are from Nineveh. Then you are from the place from my brother, UNICEF. numata.

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The man was amazed. He said, How do you know about Eunice?

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The prophet SAW Sam said he and I are brothers in our brothers in Prophethood.

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This man he embraced Islam just by that small piece of information that was given to him.

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So the Prophet sallallahu eddison told us about unicyclists

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and the last panel to Allah tells us about Eunice Allah he said I'm

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not like use of La Salaam in that you find one chapter, one chapter and you find the whole story of use of La Sam.

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The story of Eunice la Sallam just like Mussolini salami spread throughout the Quran Of course musallam from the beginning of the Quran from the first visit to the last visit. masala Salim is mentioned. Eunice has mentioned other, you know, much lesser level, but nonetheless, it's in two or three chapters in the Quran. For example, you find it in sort of sofort Surah 10 Mb and in fact, there is a chapter called surah to Yunus, the chapter of Yunus.

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So

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what do we want to benefit from? What do I want to take from this story? Number one, I want to learn the importance of being patient.

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The importance of being patient, when a difficulty comes, that I just don't give up. I need to be patient. Number two, is the reward that you will receive from Allah subhanaw taala for acknowledging your weakness, that you are weak and you are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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This is another benefit to learn from.

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Thirdly, is the importance of repenting. The importance of asking Allah subhanaw taala to forgive you.

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And number four, the importance of always and constantly thanking and praising Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So Eunice Ali Salim was chosen by Allah subhana wa tada to deliver the message and teach his people in Nineveh nainoa which is where do we know where this is? Yes, we know where this is. Now. If you go to a map, and you go to and you go to a country called Iraq, and there is a city called Mosul, Mosul, that is where it is.

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So Allah subhanaw taala, chose this prophet to go to this place and to teach the people, these people are turned away from Allah subhanaw taala.

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They are turned away from Allah subhanaw taala.

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So you want to say Salaam began teaching his people and teaching them the truth.

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And they rejected this message.

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he persisted. He was continuous. He tried and he tried and he tried with them. But they rejected him.

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This left Eunice Ali Salam frustrated, upset, even angry, because he knew the truth. And his people were rejecting the truth.

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You know, he talked to somebody, and you know the truth, and you know it to be the truth. And then you tell them, this is how it is one, two, and three, or ABC, this is the truth, this is how it is. And the person says nice, no, I'm not interested. I'm not interested.

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Well, they are don't understand. It's not like this, it's another way. And you keep telling them and you try to educate them you say in a different way. You say a different time and in a different place, in the hope that they will take the message, but they don't.

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So what do we take? The guidance is from Allah subhanaw taala

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you can say to a person, this is the Huck 1000 times

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a person is maybe looking into Islam

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or person is that the you know, is disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. And you say that, you know, Allah says this is how

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Tell us tells us this one should stay away from it.

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Or the person who say, well, we should understand that, you know, a Lost Planet. Allah does not have children, and does not have family because it's not befitting of the Creator. And you make it very clear. The person says, Yes, I understand what you're saying. But you know, I just don't know. I just don't get it. I don't get it.

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This is all that is in our hands, you and I,

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as Allah subhanaw taala tells us to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam we're in naka de de la salle Latinos in the Jew guide to the straight path, meaning that you can make clear to the people what is the straight off?

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However, that person accepting that

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this is not in our hands. And if there was any person who had that right to have the ability

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that they would that person I could guide that person it would be it would be the Prophet sallallahu because he was the best man, the best call of the best preacher to Islam,

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and his uncle Abu Talib, who helped the Prophet arianism so many times. However, on his deathbed, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said yeah, oh uncom por la Ilaha la se la ilaha illAllah another day of judgment, I will ask a lot of penalty Allah to help you. His uncle did not say it

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and died as an idol worshiper. So guidance was not even in the hands of the Messenger of Allah Allah lies and

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likewise Eunice la sudden, he didn't have any nice hands to guide the people but to deliver the message.

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To deliver the message. The prophet SAW Selim performed Hajj only once in his life only once. On the day of alpha.

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On the day of alpha, he raised his hands he said, Allahumma Allah has been locked over law Have I not delivered the message?

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He said this a number of times, I have delivered the message to all of you.

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Everything has been given to you.

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So when you're talking to somebody, you ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide them.

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You ask Allah Subhana Allah to guide them.

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So moose Ali Salim rather Yunus Alec Selim

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began speaking to his people, until Allah subhana wa tada

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was then going to bring his punishment close.

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eurosai Sallam said to his people, that Allah subhana wa tada will punish you. After three days.

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Of the three days the punishment of Allah azza wa jal will come down upon you

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as ad and the mood and the people of New and for around they were all destroyed because they disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala. Likewise here, these people they will not listening.

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Eunice RSM said to his people that after three days, the punishment of a law of Spano Tata will come down and destroy you or

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Upon hearing this, they continued at the beginning.

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They continued in their disobedience.

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Even after that, they were told that the punishment of a law is close. They still went along in their disobedience. So Eunice la sala, he left them

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he went away from them, and he left them.

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When he left them,

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he went towards the sea

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to a port

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during this time,

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the time for three days it came up.

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And the people realized that the punishment of a las panatela was close.

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So what did they do? They realized their mistake. They didn't want to be punished by a loss of penalty.

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You know, a person

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who has a lifelong of sins, lifelong of sins, they turn away from a las panatela and then

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maybe the age of 50 or 60, or whatever age, they say Subhanallah or have an awareness of the reader they think to themselves.

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I've been doing wrong.

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I've committed all their sins. I want to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala, maybe 40 years of disobedience. 40 years of Harlem

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in a single moment, that person sincere in their heart, says Allah homophily or says a stowford Allah, Oh ALLAH forgive me. I turned to you forgive me of my sense.

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It is with Allah subhanaw taala who has the ability over everything and that he is a lover for Rahim. He is the old forgiving the old merciful. The 40 years of sins have been forgiven instantaneously. Like this forgiven. Allah subhanaw taala forgives you of everything because

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the La Jolla Nova Jamia Surah zomer, verse number 53.

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Allah subhanaw taala says, indeed I forgive all sins.

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You are sincere that time. So Eliza Jennifer gives you a volt since these people, they recognize their mistake.

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So the men and the women, the children, the very old people, the very young people that all went out into the desert, and they all asked Allah subhanaw taala, to forgive them

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to ask a loss of panel data to forgive them. A loss of panels Allah tells us concerning the previous nations with previous prophets, that the punishment came to them, nothing changed it. They remained on their disobedience and that they will destroy it. However, except for the Omer Yunus except for the people of Eunice la Salim because they repented at the last moment. They turned back to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the in the Quran in the meaning Was there any nation of people

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after seeing the punishment coming to them, that he man who saved them? Only one nation?

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The the people of Eunice la Sir,

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we removed from them, the punishment of this world and the disgrace that was going to come to them in this world. And we gave them a time to enjoy themselves.

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Eunice la Salam was unaware of what happened was unaware.

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So as a loss of pinata Allah says concerning Eunice within

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the noon so Eunice la sala has two names that we know, Eunice and Zoo noon is the one who has the owner of the whale, the whale

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is the Hubba Mahadeva that he left his people he was angry. He was upset. He lost patience with these people.

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And he thought himself that a loss of panels I would not make it difficult for him. For one Allen naka de la

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Eunice la Salaam for himself that I must point out about make things difficult for me.

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So what happened is that Eunice la Selim, he went to the ship, or the port, and then he found their ship and got on the ship.

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And then he's going to sail away. While on the sea. A storm came a big storm. And the people feared that the ship or the boat was going to sink.

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So what do you do? You throw overboard or those things that you don't need? people's baggage, people's belongings, foodstuff, we don't need all of this, just throw it overboard. We don't want the ship to sink. We don't want the ship to sink. Everything had been thrown away. Only that what remained on the ship was the people. But there was still a problem. There was still a problem.

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They believed at that time, some of them that it was

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a bad omen

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that our last panel was angry with somebody. And they didn't know who.

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So what to do. They said, Well, we don't know. We don't know who's going to throw overboard. Because it's got to that stage that we now have to choose somebody to leave the ship.

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So they decided to draw lots. What's drawing nuts. That's, for example, like, you know, all of us here we put our names on a piece of paper. We put our names in a bag, and then we draw that nameless school drawing lots in Arabic is called Cora. So what did they do? They put the all the names. Yunus.

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They said unison Taraji Rosada that you are a pious man. We know you to be a good person. Now that can't be put back.

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So the second time

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for

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Eunice.

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But this is Yunus economy. Where do you find somebody else? for a third time? Yunus? They didn't realize until Maqsood university so then they said Eunice. We've done it three times now. It seems that there is an issue with you.

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So Eunice la Salim without hesitation. What did he do? He jumped overboard.

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In the middle of a storm, he jumped overboard. So Panama.

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This is the courage that Allah subhanaw taala gave to this great prophet.

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Destruction surely for this individual who jumps over the ship? No.

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Allah subhanaw taala decreed that a whale a whale, a whale came to swallow Eunice la sala not to kill him not to swallow him to eat him. No, but to swallow him to preserve him.

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Now, so

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of us. We may have heard about the story of Eunice la Solomon the whale, and maybe try to picture in your mind that a whale? What was the color of the whale? How big was the whale? How did the whale know to do that?

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And how is it a human being can live inside the belly of the whale? How is that? So the human being maybe is like five six foot that means he was a stand up that means the weight has to be this. Forget all of them. Forget all of those details.

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But we do know that it happened. That is not a fairy story is not Jackanory wasn't made up. Last month data tells us this in the Quran.

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And even though a person may say you believe that 100% I believe in them, without any doubt, I believe in that hamdulillah.

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So Eunice La Silla was swallowed by a whale and remained in there

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in complete darkness.

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When he was in there,

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what did he do?

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He realized himself,

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he realized himself.

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And what did he do?

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as one of the pious predecessors, they said that when you know Salah Salem found himself in the belly of the whale, he had thought actually that he had died. He thought he had died.

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But then after he realized he could still move his legs, he could still move his body. So what did he do? He frustrated, he made suit?

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And he said, Yeah, Robbie, oh, my Lord, I have taken this place where I'm making frustration as more than a burden as a place of worship. And I know that no other person on earth has prostrated here.

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Only me, I'm the only one to prostrate here.

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So he began to remember Allah subhanaw taala. At a time of difficulty.

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He turned back to Allah subhanaw taala. Just like we should do. When there's a difficult time When I need help,

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that I turn back to a loss of penalty. Because I'm calling upon the one I make dua to the one who put me in this place and put me in a situation in the first place. Who decreed who gave me this trial. It is Allah subhanaw taala. So when I need help, who do I go back to? I go back to the one who's testing me. Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So Eunice la sallam,

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that he began to remember Allah subhanaw taala praise Allah subhanaw taala make thicker and do many things.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, in a very beautiful Hadith. Manda be Dr. Yunus was to de Bella. Whoever makes the dura of Yunus Elisa Lam his daughter, I will be answered his door I will be answered. This is an authentic hadith. And also in another Hadith in the meaning that no Muslim ever makes or Praise to Allah who makes it due to a loss of penalty either with these words by the words of Eunice la Sallam except that Allah subhanaw taala will answer your draft.

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Now

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if I asked you or you ask each other, what's your how'd you make your person will say you're from a coma? The person will say, Oh Allah.

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guide me.

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Oh Allah. Give me a pious wife. Oh, Allah give me good children are long give me a good house. Oh Allah give me a nice car. your understanding of Dora is that you are asking for something.

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Is that correct or not? It is, yes, we will say this is one type of neuron. In fact, there is a type of neuron which is greater than that. There is a type of dura which is greater than that. So Panama, what is this?

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This is a type of dura where in essence, you're not asking for anything how you read and you understand that you're not asking for anything.

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But you are returning and calling upon Allah subhanaw taala with his names and attributes.

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So if you've ever attended in Ramadan

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and you hear the Imam he makes Dora, he always begins at the beginning of surah by praising Allah,

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saying how great Allah is how perfect Allah is. Okay. This is Dora.

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Dora is not only you asking, that's only one half. Well they call it do I open up the application of you asking? The other type of Dora is a better

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to do. Well, you are praising Allah subhanaw taala.

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Now remember now, Eunice la Sallam in this very difficult situation. You may

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think, Oh Allah save me from the belly of this whale.

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Oh Allah remove me from this place. Oh Allah allow me to return to my people, Oh Allah I will go back and call my people to worship you. These are maybe there are all types of other you may think would be said at this time.

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But Allah subhanaw taala tells us

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and I want you to think about if you can, how merciful

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and how forgiving Allah the penalties, not only for Eunice la sallam, but what comes after that?

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Okay, what comes after that?

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So Allah, Allah tells us for now, with sudo met that Eunice la Salam in the complete darkness okay in the depths of darkness he called out to Allah subhanahu wa tada Allah, Allah

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Subhana in equal terminal volume,

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which translates in the meaning that there is no one worthy of worship except you. Glory be to You. Indeed. I was the wrongdoer I did wrong.

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This is what Eunice la said and this is what he said.

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So Allah subhanaw taala tells us first Japan Allah. So we answered.

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We answered. It means that Eunice la Sam said something and Allah Jalla wa on said it. This is how we know it is a type of doula.

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So Allah subhanaw taala saved them when a Jaina hoomin alum, and we saved him from his distress from the difficult situation that he was in we saved him from that work early can mean and also Allah Subhana Allah tells us, not only Eunice la Salaam was saved and saved from his distressed for the last 10 years. And likewise we will save the believers.

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You and I insha Allah, we make this dua that Allah subhanaw taala will save us as well.

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Now you want to Sally said um did he make giraffe all of us, he may draft for himself at this particular time. But Allah subhanaw taala with his mercy on the Dr. Yunus and also gives us the blessing gives us the blessing that we make the same dua that Allah subhanaw taala

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will save us as well.

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So this there are the units It has three parts frequently okay. The first one is La Ilaha Illa. And

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there is no one who is worthy of worship except you.

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Only you are worthy of worship Allah subhanho wa Taala

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subhanak

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when you see something you must say Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, what does that mean? So when Allah He said, it means Glory be to Allah,

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what his glory be to allow me it's like praising him. But that's Alhamdulillah

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we call it the huddle.

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And they say that Allah has taken a son

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Subhana

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Allah tells us in the Quran, they say that Allah took a son, Glory be to Allah

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Subhana which means what? That Allah subhanaw taala is perfect. When you say Subhanallah you are saying that Allah is perfect, that Allah so panel that is free and away from any imperfection.

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He is the perfect for every possible way that you can imagine.

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The third part in the consuming of volley mean that you've done wrong, and we all do wrong.

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And we say establish your law. And again, you will do wrong. And you say I'll start with federal law, and you will do wrong again. And you say a soul that Allah and Allah Subhana Allah will forgive you through His mercy. And you will fall into error against the Panama.

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How perfect are lots of penalties, because you and i, you and i, if I do something wrong to a person, and I say Forgive me, they might say for the first time, okay, second time I've done the same mistake to him. He says, okay, third time

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how many was going on here? How many times you're going to mess around last time? fourth time he said Celia, I want to be with you anymore.

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You can make too many mistakes. You keep harming me What is this?

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A La Jolla. Allah does not deal us with us like that.

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We were made we are created we made many, many mistakes. But Allah subhanaw taala if you are sincere, you sincere Your heart is with a large region. He will forgive you Chapin.

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So this is the dura of Yunus alayhi salatu salam. So Allah subhanaw taala

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saved him this door.

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This door I was so important finishing

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this door. I will

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So important tip is to have two companions. So even your costs and risk management often two competitors, okay? They will walk into the marketplace. These two individuals, by the way will promise gentlemen from the 10 or the law and human side even our costs as salam aleikum to Earth man,

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Earth man looked at him just walk straight past him and did not return Selim.

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So

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what is this? I'm going to go to the Messenger of Allah. So I sent him he said, Yasser Allah I gave Salaam to Earth man. He looked me in the eye and I looked at him. I gave him salami didn't say nothing to me. The prophets I said, call off man,

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Earth man, Raja he came, and the Prophet at a sunset said he saw you and you saw him. He gave Solomon he didn't respond to what happened.

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He said, What did you see me? He said, when we walking in the market, he said I was in the marketplace. Yes. He said, Well, ah, he I didn't see him.

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Well, I didn't see him.

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He said, so what do you mean, you didn't see me? He said that during the market, you know what I was thinking about?

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I was thinking about the dura of Eunice alehissalaam

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either in the supersonic indiquant terminal volume and he said I was thinking about that so much, that I became unaware of everything around me. This is how much this particular drama meant to some people.

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So Eunice, la Sam, who saved and went back to his people, when he went back to his people, what did he find? More than 100,000 believers because they embraced Islam. They accepted our loss of power.

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So looking at the story, it is a story of hope. It is a story of recognizing that even though you may fall short, if you turn back to Allah subhanaw taala.

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The last panel to Allah can open up so much for you. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us all. May Allah soprano to either allow us to be good examples for other people. May Allah subhanaw taala guide us and guide our families. May las panatela have mercy upon us all. And join us all in January for a dose Allah Allah wa salam ala Mubarak and again Mohammed while early he was Salam aleikum wa barakato

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How long did you live inside the world? I mean, there is nothing specific bolo items Some say about filetto layered but three nights were low and about three nights there's nothing specific or low album. Okay, some say three days something more than that. You know, but you know our last panel to Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us concerning Eunice la Salim and can find the reference

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isn't suited to sofort Okay, we got to sort of suffered in verses 143 and 144. But the loss of penalty Allah says for Lola and neurocare and Amina limosa believe

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that if it wasn't the case,

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that he was from those who made the spear or that if he didn't make to speak, he didn't praise Allah subhanaw taala lebap bopanna he Isla Yomi Oberon, but also penalty would have left Eunice la Sallam in the belly of the whale until the day of judgment. If he did not make any they could remember our last panel to Allah. Allah Allah Allah would have left him there. But of course him being a prophet Allah subhanaw taala made plenty of liquid and so Allah subhanaw taala saved him

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little Milena we don't have no knowledge on that we don't have a high IQ I mean so the question is that does that mean that the whale has not died

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in a human with a mean if of course if if it was the case that that he didn't mean of course he did. That it means that the way will be alive now in unison a sudden would be alive inside but that's not the case. Okay. So it is we cannot you know speculate as to okay so that will happen to the will but we don't have no knowledge

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in the end kulu Manali happen and the end everything when

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it says specifically this Dora, and it mentions must have been sowing Subhana Allah and things like this. So we know specifically what was said there and in general praising and making the colossal penalty that's what we do know.

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So the question is, that it is our responsibility to teach people to worship Allah subhanaw taala However, there are some people who they may want to debate and argue with you and they just simply say, you know, it's good enough to be a good person. Okay, that's it.

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First of all, whenever you call and you give that out to another person, you do it in a

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The way that our last panelist told us or Drew lsvt, Big Bill Hekmati. Well, Mr. Casanova didn't build

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the culture the path of your load with Heckman, if you just translated his wisdom, it is not giving justice really mean is that you're going to use the Quran and Sunnah in teaching people?

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What am I gonna, and also, if they're not accepting that, then you can be a bit more serious when you debate with them. If they come back with you fiercely debating with you what your ideal Home Builders he is, and then debate with them in a good way. All of us have relationships, we have three relationships, okay?

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If they don't believe in a creator, in the first place that we have to start here, where did everything come from? Okay, if I get, for example, this, this, this chair, and I take it apart, and then I throw it in the air when it comes, when it come together. If I just throw it in the air, what's the chances of that coming together? The person will say, well, no chance, how will you can leave this entire universe became just like this, it makes no sense. So you can have that kind of logical debate if you want about the existence of a creator, okay? If they do believe in a creator, that there is a there is a God, then we can say we have three relationships. We have a relationship

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with myself, I respect myself, okay, I don't disrespect myself. I eat healthily. I dress properly, or behave properly. The second relationship is with other people. I treat people with compassion and mercy and kindness. And thirdly, that they have a relationship because they believe in Allah, they believe in God, you have a relationship with a loss or penalty. You must put ticks in three boxes, not just one of them. I want to be a good person, good person to who? Good other people. Okay, that's taking one box. But the most important relationship is with a loss of penalty.

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Why are you being good to other people? Why? And if it is that you believe in God, you believe in Allah subhanaw taala? Why should you not thank him? Why should you not worship Him? So it is important that all three relationships, you need to take all three boxes, no person say, Well, you know, I'm just being a good person. You're being a good person to other people. But you're being disrespectful and turning away from the one who created you.

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You can say like this, maybe they will accept

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you right that many people, many people have a bad impression of Muslims and Islam. Yeah, Islamophobia. Yeah. So do you know?

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In a nutshell, in one sentence,

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I'd like the person to be guided.

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And if they have issues with Islam, or they have issues with Muslims,

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that is probably because they have not always maybe they had a bad experience with Muslims. Maybe Muslims behaved badly, maybe they did.

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But with Islam, of course, because Islam is of course, perfect.

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It is because they are not thinking for themselves.

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That they are allowing themselves to be influenced by others. Whether it's people, or television, or the media, or whatever the case may be.

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All I want from that person, is just think for yourself. Okay? Don't be affected by all these other things that you are hearing. Make your own investigation

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to find the truth. Okay, take or take control of your own mind. Because the vast majority of people don't do that. They just listen and say, Boy, this is Islam. Now I don't want to do that. Don't be lazy. Don't be lazy. Think for yourself. If you can try to arrive at that point by whatever means then a shout out to you. Of course you ask a lot pantalla to

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to guide them. But you want to arrive at that time Think for yourself, and don't be influenced by anything else.

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Who do you make our two first Muslims or non Muslims?

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There's nothing stopping you from doing at the same time.

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Because it may be that you can do both at the same time. There's not one or the other. You're not saying right, let's focus on Muslims and non Muslims or focus on Muslims and non Muslims. You know, we need to be a little

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kinder if you say

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talented enough that depending on my environment here, for example, okay.

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We're giving our Muslims. So you teach to the ministry and the moment I step outside, I may see non Muslims. So I need to do things differently. So it depends on what situation you are in. But we have a responsibility to everybody. We have a responsibility to everybody. And it's not for us to say focus on Muslims and leave Muslim non Muslims know. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam gave our help the Muslims educated Muslims and also non Muslims showed them the beautiful side of Islam and how many people they embraced Islam by seeing good manners and good interaction things like this. So you can do both in Charlottetown

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Allah

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Because we say it is in his belly

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because a Lost Planet Allah says that if it was not his and who came in and most of the hate elisabetha he botany Isla yoga soon then he would have rained remained in his barn he's a stomach, not feed me he not in his mouth. So we will say that the Quran clearly tells us it was in his belly.

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There's another point of course I was we stopped early

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that Allah subhanaw taala saved and he's got me going Oh, but I need to

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save Do you wanna Sally Sarah and of course saved most of them from from Iran. Yeah. So, Uncle Sam was saved and one came on the side of a beach and they lost a panel data caused

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a tree

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cleanup, to to grow, which is called the gold tree which is a particular type of fruit, which gave energy and revived Yunus or SLM. So that he was then able to go back to his to his people because it is said that when he came out that he was in a very very very weak state. But being that again, maybe his his his skin, some

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these isolated yet, okay, we can authenticate them Allahu Allah, but concerning his skin, because he was inside the hood, the belly of the whale, his skin had been infected. You know, like this. However, I lost count Allah

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allowed Eunice la Selim to recovery strengthen and go back to his people.

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It's not mentioned to us specifically. But we would assume the way that he went in

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through his mouth and out through the mouth.

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So I mentioned this earlier. I'm not talking about the countryside. Okay, it's a lot easier to walk slowly out or narrow narrations Okay, that reached us

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via the Jews and the Christians. Because as you know, that in the Bible, that there are many stories, which talk about similar stories that we find in the Quran that Eunice ra salam, you find the story of Jonah. Okay. Even recent, according to them, you know, Jesus, he said that my example he spoke about Jonah himself. When the Pharisees were asking him questions, isn't the Bible by the way? They said, Oh, Jesus, you know, when some signs you know, who are you? What is this? So to test him, he said, My sign would be the sign of Jonah. My sign is the sign of Jonah. And then you say, okay, who is Jonah? Then you go back to the story of Jonah, the book of Jonah, and it tells us about

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the story of Jonah. There may be certain things in those stories which Islam did not authenticate to us. So we call these Israelite aliens because they are narrations like stories that came to us from other nations. Okay. Sometimes you find that they have no basis, they go right against what Islamic teachings are. Okay, so we will say that Islam isn't authentic. We don't we don't believe that because Islam tells us otherwise. And then there are Swahili at these particular types of narration, which Islam agrees with. Islam can confirm, so we can authenticate those. And then there's a third type there are type of Islam. ILA is the Iliad, which the Quran or the sun does not deny or confirm.

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Okay. And as the Prophet Addison said, learn to decode and you can do and we don't say it's a lie. We don't say it's the truth. We don't know. Okay.

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But it's important that whenever we start reading stories about the prophets are named Salaam, that we take the the Quranic narrative, the Quranic story, and don't become confused as you know, you might read it or you know, the children might read it from somewhere else and might get distorted view.

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Yeah, have you know, Ibrahim Ali said I was going was ordered to commanded to sacrifice his son. Okay, which one of his sons was to be sacrificed? It's my man. But according to other traditions that do Judeo Christian it's Hawk

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he was there to be sacrificed. So it's important that this is like for example, that would go directly against an Islamic teacher so this topic is that we reject because Islam tells us otherwise.

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Now, yeah, may be the case that some Muslims believe that when it goes clearly goes against what is mentioned in the parameter. It shows the importance okay shows the importance of, of learning and educating ourselves, about the stories of the prophets and what is in the Koran.

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Was Eunice la Salaam and Abby Rasool, a prophet or messenger? Now on this issue? Is there a difference between a prophet and a messenger? The correct opinion with Adam is that there is a difference between the two. Okay, there's a difference between a prophet and a messenger.

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Now, what are the difference? Or what are the differences here the scholars have, you know, further discussions. Some of them say that an Abbe, a prophet is sent to a people who will agree with him, they believe in Him straightaway, whereas a messenger is sent to people where they will reject him. Okay, this is one potential difference. Another difference is that an Abbe is or he comes with a revelation that is, or confirms the previous one.

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Whereas our soul will come with a new, a new Sherry as you like, a new Sharia a new law. So that's a messenger of Prophet will come to confirm the previous law, a messenger will come with a new law. Okay, that's another potential difference.

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There, you know, maybe three or four, maybe five differences that people mentioned, the scholars mentioned concerning a prophet and a messenger. However,

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these opinions may not apply to every single one. Okay, so maybe not all of them. He's a messenger, a new revelation.

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However, they say that although Allah Eunice Elisa was on that he was a prophet, and our messenger.

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Yes, yeah. Not necessarily because of that, but when based upon the opinion that he wasn't given a new Sharia, he would have been a giver, he was, you know, come to confirm the Sharia that came before. Therefore, he was

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another one yes, another another difference would be that a prophet is not commanded to make the police to go out and tell people about it to propagate to everybody. Where is our soul is, for that reason, they say that the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was a prophet when it came to him. And when Yeah, you heard the fear came to him. Then he became a messenger, because he was then commanded out to go and propagate to the people. So there's another difference.

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Yeah, so

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there are certain

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men who are called the men, the prophets are messengers who are given like a book, okay, and those that we do know of, like, the Injeel that was given to Risa and the tower that was given to Musa and the Quran that was given to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and there's a board that was given for download, and the source that was given to me by him Allah salatu salam, these are physical books that we know or scrolls that were given to prophets. It may have been the case that other prophets were not given something physical. It wasn't written down in the form of a new Sharia in a book like this, but maybe revelation that they kept with them and then informed the people so something like

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this and someone having a book

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