“And they said Who Is More Powerful than Us!”

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Yasir Qadhi

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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hamdulillah

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All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The one the unique, who revealed to us the foreign to recite the one who taught them to speak and blessed us to read from pens that writes, I love them, while amabel column allemaal in Santa Maria Mia.

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He made this world a temporary world of trials, actions and examinations. And he made the hereafter the world of chastisement and everlasting blessing stations. We seek His help for every blessing and each of our needs, and we seek His forgiveness for our shortcomings and evil deeds. He alone is worthy of our worship and ultimate veneration, the one who says goon fire cone, his decree is his deliberation and may Salatin Salam be upon the one who has promised Alma Kamel Mahmoud, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one who perfected allows worship and servitude to proceed. Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us in the Quran in surah Ibrahim, what is not bakoma in Chicago Toma as he

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then come in cafaro tune in below Russia deed. Your Lord announced your Lord announced to all

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Mankind from the beginning of the creation, if you are thankful to me that in Chicago tome that as he then come, I shall give you even more water in cafaro tome, but if you are ungrateful, the meaning of kufr here is not just to reject a law. That is the worst type of gopher. The meaning of Cooper here is the opposite of sugar. The meaning of Cooper here is to not thank Allah to not appreciate the blessings of Allah to take the blessings for granted to deny the one who gave the blessings or the worst type of gopher to even deny his existence. All of this comes under comfort zone, one in comfort zone. If you show Cofer then Allah subhana wa tada tells us in a factual

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manner, in be lusha deed, you should know that my punishment is indeed very severe. Allah subhana wa tada reminds us that he never sends down calamities or punishments without a purpose. We read the stories of the previous nations in the Koran, we read the stories of art and mood. And we think that these are past incidents, that there's nothing for us it will never happen again. But the fact of the matter is that we are seeing the same pujara as a response to the same arrogance that Ivan thermo displayed both of those ancient civilizations. They felt a sense of arrogance. In fact, they achieved the pinnacle of their respective civilizations. They have left architecture remains that we

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still marvel at their world heritage sites. We go there and we are astounded 3000 4000 years later, and we still do not understand how they constructed those magnificent chambers inside of the mountains. We still don't fully understand how they carve their houses within the mountains and Allah subhana wa tada describes them in the order on

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June 1 foster baru fill out baby Laden. As for ads, they were arrogant on earth without any cause, man has never the cause to be arrogant. What right does man have to be arrogant for June 1 step by to fill out a belated happy, walk all new men, a shadow Minh.

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They boasted, they boasted to the rest of the creation and in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they said who is more powerful than us, who has achieved a higher level of civilization than us? It is as if deja vu we are repeating the same arrogance. It is as if even if our tongues did not utter it, but so many of our hearts felt it that we have reached the pinnacle of civilization. We have gone to the moon and come back we have achieved the pinnacles of every scientific achievement possible we have split up the atom we have done this we have done that man Oh shut domina then Allah subhana wa tada reminds us, oh, well amuro anila Hello, the Hanukkah whom who showed to me in Hong

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Kong? Why don't they realize that Allah who created them is more powerful than them? Don't they realize that the one who created life and the one who created them is more powerful than them? What can all be? Tina Yoda hi Joan, and they would neglect they would deny our clear miracles. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he sent his own creation against them, for Sedna it him Rehan sorrow sorrow we sent upon them a window was powerful and screaming the wind who can imagine the wind can be a punishment who can imagine that the wind blowing which is a gentle breeze, we consider it to be a blessing from Allah when it is done properly, but the very nature that they ignored the very

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creation of a lot that they did not to learn a sign from the very creation that they became arrogant against Allah use that very creation for Salah it Henry I'm so certain fee I am in a satin, we sent upon them a screaming when for a few miserable days for a period of time, a few miserable days so that we can cause them to taste the punishment of this life and let them know what I will do. The punishment of the next life is much more shameful, much more worse, and no one will help them against that punishment. Well, I'm familiar for her Dana home. As for her mood, we cause them to be guided. We showed them the signs we gave them the clear signs for sahab. bulama alhuda, but they

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didn't want the guidance. They refuse to accept the guidance and they prefer blindness over their own guidance. And so Allah subhana wa Taala sent upon them the Thunderbolt from the heavens

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And Allah subhana wa tada destroyed them, the both of these nations they had the sin of arrogance, the sin of pride, the sin of hard heartedness and that is the greatest sin the sin of our arrogance. And that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps on reminding us all mankind. Do not be arrogant against a lot on mankind Humble yourself in front of Allah subhana wa tada Amina Latina, Makoto sejati. And yes, if Allah will be humble, oh yeah to humble abode, Min hifu La Jolla. Sharon. Do those people who commit sins do those people who murder others who are invading other lands? Do those people who are causing fitna and facade on this earth? Do those people who are shedding

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innocent blood? Do those people who gather together thinking they're all rich and powerful invading other lands taking advantage of the weak? Do they not realize that Allah subhana wa tada has the power to cause this earth to swallow them up? Or that Allah has the power to cause a punishment to come from a source that they would never expect from? Listen to the Quran. Read the words of Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah explicitly says, Those arrogant people, those arrogant people that are causing fitna and facade Do they not realize that Allah has the power to take them men? Hey fula Yes, Sharon from a source they never thought of from a place they never considered a law. zoa just

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says do you feel safe? Do you feel safe from my power that I can take you from any source and a law that says oh yeah, hold the home feature called obey Him, or a law can take them even as they're going about their daily chores. Allah can bring all of those chores to a stop all of their bustle and also all of their activity, it can come dead in an instant if a low once an ally has shown that our former home be more juicy and they have no power to stop Allah's command when it comes down. Oh, yeah, who the homeowner at home roofing or log can take them when they are in a state of perpetual fear or what can take them when they're in a state of perpetual hope. But then Allah reminds us what

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in law, oh for him, but Allah is gentle, and Allah is merciful. Allah is not going to do that as long as there is hope. Only when the hope is gone. Will the punishment of this world come so that insha Allah who tada they can save themselves from the punishment of the next world? Indeed, a law reminds us of his power in the Quran in so many verses, and that famous verses sort of had an arm that when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read this verse, even he trembled, even he raised his hands up to Allah and sought refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala when he read this verse, He himself tremble and the verse states, olive oil called you either and Yabba, la kumada. menfolk, I

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can say a law is the one who is all powerful to send you on either from anywhere above you, oh mentality or Judaism or from anything underneath you. Allah can send punishment from anywhere and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited this verse, and he paused at FOCA Khan and he said I seek refuge in Allah in the face of Allah subhana wa Tada. And then he recited Omen, tatty or Judea, con and he said, I seek refuge in the face of Allah subhana wa Taala. And then the last phrase was, Oh, you do Kabbalah combat But somehow, or he can cause some of you to go to war with others. And you can then feel the punishment through civil war and our Profit System said that is easier to deal

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with subpanel law. Civil War is easier to deal with than the direct either that comes from sources we do not understand the war that we see between peoples we can see the enemy we can fight the enemy and our Profit System said that is easier, but the world we cannot see that either. That is beyond our understanding and comprehension. That is the Isaiah we have no protection whatsoever, except to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is why even our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, ooh, we would check I seek refuge in your watch over law from anything of that nature happening. And Allah subhana wa tada mentions in the Koran, he has the power to take us while home law Yes, Sharon

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and they have no preparedness, no concept that is going to come and this is exactly what we see around us. Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that there is always a higher purpose there is always the wisdom for any punishment coming dear Muslims if we are not going to wake up in this current calamity, then when will we wake up? Allah says in Surah Surah one ma Luda sudo bill Yachty Illa to Wi Fi. We only send our signs down so that we cause them to

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Have reverence we cause them to feel our punishment. A law does not reveal the punishment in this world, except that there's always a mechanism to save ourselves for the punishment of the hereafter. The purpose of any communal calamity in this dunya is to protect ourselves from the individual calamity on the Day of Judgment, one, Luda zero Bill iottie. In weafer, we only send our signs down in order that they achieve a level of fear, instill reverence in their hearts, that they become scared of the punishment of Allah and hence return to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the famous student of Ibn Abbas Atocha, he said, talking about this verse, he said, a lot of tests people however he

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wants, and he brings fear in this world, so that they can reflect and be reminded and returned to Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot of tests people however he wants and he causes them to be scared in this dunya and the purpose is to avoid the fear of the hereafter The purpose is to reflect and to be reminded and hence returned to Allah subhana wa Tada. Once in the hidden for value or the last one, there was a an earthquake that happened in Kufa and Eben Massoud was present over there. And he had been Miss Ruth recited this verse one minute, a suitable IoT data wafer, and then even miss Ruth stood up and he spoke to the people after the earthquake, and he said, all mankind, this is a

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warning from a law. So pay heed to the warning all mankind This is a warning, it's a first warning, it's a first sign. So pay heed to that warning, and hassanal basri recited this verse, one minute, a suitable IoT, Wi Fi and he said, What great total Wi Fi is there, what greater mechanism then mass deaths amongst the people the reference being plagues here, because nothing causes mass deaths like plagues, meaning one of the main mechanisms of wave is by plagues. And this is something we are seeing over here. Dear Muslims, it is narrated in the famous treatise on plagues by the famous scholar in a bit dunya with an it's not to our mother, a Chateau de la one half that unemployed

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mnemonic visited Artesia along with somebody, somebody with him behind the curtain. And the other person said, Oh, mother of the believers, oh, our mother, can you explain to us why these earthquakes are happening, why these colossal are happening and the Arabic zensah it means an earthquake, but it can also imply any major calamity. Our mother Isha said, when the people start committing sins, and when the people consider the major sins to be nothing, and she mentioned some of the sins like Xena, and like karma, and like other things, she said, Allah subhanho wa Taala in the heavens becomes angry, and he says to the earth, punish them. And so if they repent, the

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punishment is lifted, and if they do not repent, the punishment continues till it is destroyed, the brother the person with unnecessary Malik said, or mother of the believers, is this a general punishment to all of us are assured of your loved one has said been more overt and what I mean? It is a means to think and ponder than it is a means of mercy for the believers when occurred and why the ban was so hot on idol caffeine, and as for those whose hearts have become so hard, they have rejected a lot for them, it will be indeed a punishment and an either an A member of an grunts of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So in this beautiful narration from our mother, Isha, we learned the same

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message that the Quran and the Sunnah is telling us over and over again, every single item that comes down every single calamity that comes down, it is a reason for us to wake up. It is a reason for us to wake in our dead hearts to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to turn over a new leaf dear Muslims, let us remember the beautiful story of God Eben Malik, a story that I don't have time to tell you all of it, but please read it up and log online. There are many lectures I have given others I've given about the repentance of gab, Eben Malik. And it is so pertinent because one of the ways that God was punished is a way that all of us are feeling right now. One of the ways that Allah

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subhana wa Taala sent down a minor punishment of this world to forgive God so that cubs plays could be raised in gender was social isolation, read the story of a demonic committed a sin and he disobeyed Allah and His messenger and he had no excuse when the Prophet system confronted him and said, Why did you do what you did? God lowered his head and he said Yasuda law if I wanted to, I could invent a lie. I could slip

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My Way out in front of you, but Allah would know that it is a lie. I have no excuse. I am a sinner and I have sinned, he admitted and he confessed his sin. And he said, I have no excuse out of sort of luck. And so the prophets have said, You have spoken the truth, let Allah azza wa jal deal with you. And so the command came down. What was the verdict on cab? Everybody should abandon cab. Everybody should ostracize him. God could not go to anybody's house, nobody visited cab, nobody could even say Salaam to God. On the 14th day, the message came to him that even your wife and your children must leave you. God was left literally all alone, literally complete social isolation. And

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he as the Hadith mentions he busied himself with Vicar and Koran and Salah he turned to Allah subhana wa tada for repentance. And it was only on the 50th day that Allah azza wa jal revealed in the Quran sudo Toba that we recite to this day why the Salah fertility in a holy foo at da ba ba ba ba ba fatale him and Fusco whom while one know Allah manager Amina la he Illa la he Allah subhana wa Taala describes the situation of gab that this whole world despite how vast it was, it appeared narrow and constricted. This vast dunya it appeared like a strange land to them. This is how we are living now. Not as bad as cab but still God felt a little bit of what we are feeling. We feel a

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little bit of what kab is feeling and Allah subhana wa tada then says that phrase that I want to bring to my attention and your attention. Well one know Allah moja Amina la he in LA and they realized that there is no running away from Allah except to Allah subhanahu wa to Allah we cannot protect ourselves from Allah except with Allah, we turn to Allah for protection from Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no worldly power that will protect us no super power will come between us and the father of Allah. No science, no civilization all of our technology has become useless in light of this smallest of the smallest creations of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah woven no Allah manager Amina

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la isla LA. This is the reality that we need to embody in this verse, we need to recognize nothing will save us except turning to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we need to understand there is no power greater than a la la una y La quwata illa Billah hallelujah. This is why this idleb has come upon us because there is a communal state of arrogance and afula Let us turn back to Allah subhana wa tada let us rediscover the reality of Eman the sweetness of faith let us humble ourselves in this dunya per chance Allah May lift his eyes up in this dunya and especially in the archaea May Allah subhana wa tada bless me and you with and through the Quran. And may He makers of those who is versus they

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understand and apply his hand other than how long throughout their lifespans. I asked us forgiveness, you as well ask him for he is the law for the man

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Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah, the One the unique, the all powerful, the conquer the Lord of the distressed and the week. Dear Muslims, I am not a doctor, I'm not a scientist. yet. Sometimes we're not listening to what our doctors and scientists are saying. So let me say what every single scientist and specialist is saying, This is not coming from me, but it is coming through me from them. Because sometimes we are not listening to the people, especially realities, do Muslims, we need to understand why we're being asked to be in social isolation. I need you to understand two phrases that the scientific community is constantly saying the first of them is flattening the

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curve. And the second is herd immunity. These are phrases that are a little bit frightening, but with knowledge also comes our strength. You see, dear Muslims, we need to understand there is no cure as of yet to this virus. Now, of course the good news, the good news, we know there is a cure is just that we haven't discovered it. We know this because our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that never does Allah send a disease except that he says the cure for that disease. I didn't know who made it my homeboy Johanna humann je la Koo whoever knows it knows it, whoever it doesn't doesn't. So Muslims, scientists, I encourage you I urge you be at the forefront of discovering the

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cure for this disease be of those who demonstrate a man in a loss and the man in the rasuna loss of a loved one. He was selling them when he promised us there is a cure. We just

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Have to find it. So the good news is there is a cure. The bad news is we don't know it yet. And by the way, even when we discover it, it will take many, many months for the vaccine to be developed. And then for the bulk of the 6 billion 7 billion people on this earth to be immunized. So what is being asked is that we flatten the curve until herd immunity is developed. And the fact of the matter therefore, and this is bleak news, but just like every major plague, just like the Spanish influenza 100 years ago, there is no cure for the time being, unless Allah wills except that this virus spreads amongst the entire population, and the population then develops an immunity, those

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that are able to, and those that don't, that is a loss other in this dunya, and none can come between each other and what he has decreed. So the purpose of flattening the curve is very simple, as our scientists are telling us, the fact of the matter is the bulk of every single, especially nations right now that are battling this wave, especially the developed countries, the bulk of people will eventually get the virus is going to spread inevitably, the goal is not necessarily to protect yourself from the virus, yes, 40, maybe percent or less or more, we'll never touch it, may Allah make us amongst them, but the bulk of the population must develop its own immunity, and

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Alhamdulillah the majority of mankind, this virus will simply pass them by with very minimal symptoms. 80% of the people who are affected by this virus 80% will simply have fevers, a bit harsh of a nature, some breathing problems, but they'll get by, by normal medication, and their body of law will bless them with that immunity that comes in the natural mechanism that Allah created us around 3%, or more or less will pass away, there's nothing we can do a last call that is there. It's that 15 to 17% in the middle, that is where we need to flatten the curve. Why? Because roughly one out of five people, they're going to be on the verge one out of five, they're going to be very, very

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sick. And we as a society need to help them with whatever breathing mechanism with whatever medication with whatever we can do to allow their body time so that they can develop an immunity. If we don't give them that time. If they don't have ventilators. If they don't have the equipment that we'll be good at, we've been able to discover up until now to stall them, it is possible that instead of just 3%, much more will die. So the goal is that we are flattening the curve meaning as we're all aware, there's always limited beds in hospital limited medications. Already in this great country of America, we are running out of gloves and masks Can you believe and it is still the

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beginning. And we're running out of essential items like this, what will happen in three months or five months? Only Allah knows. So the purpose of flattening the curve is to show compassion to that 15% that is going to be on the verge they need some time they need ventilators May Allah protect me and you dear Muslims. But imagine if your loved one your father your son was in that 15% you go to the hospital and you find all of the hospitals are used up? How would you feel if there's no medical equipment at that time, the goal is simply to flatten out and prolong so that insha Allah, Allah if we need that extra boost, they have the capacity to do that. So please understand, and this is why

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from weeks we have been saved. Our scholars have been at the forefront of this. Those that understand our Chevy are values life. It doesn't tell us to throw our lives recklessly and uselessly. We are working together That is why we have bad congregations. That is why we are not coming to the massage except symbolically. That is why in all likelihood, there will be no Torah where there might not even being read in all likelihood, most likely there will be no read going taking place. And all of this is happening because we understand that it is foolish to go recklessly and cause debts for no reason. In Sha Allahu taala the majority of us will right through this it's

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going to be a difficult time but we have to cooperate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the sake of our loved ones for the sake of our communities and societies, and we should not make matters worse by acting in a foolish manner. Do Muslims this might well be one of the largest or the most difficult calamities of our generation. We should thank Allah that He has chosen to test us this means Allah azza wa jal knows we can bear it law you can live for long enough son Illa was our and take consolation in one half of the urban hedgerow said raha Mahalo to Allah that it is possible that even the one who lives through the plague we'll get the reward of the Shaheed even if he

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survived, if you have the man of your inner walk, they are clean and Allah even hide yourself even if you survive then in sha Allah who

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Either you will get the agenda of the Shaheed and that is our goal. Allah has gifted us the opportunity to get the agenda of the Shaheed without even maybe actually dying in this in this plague so 100 allow What more do you want? You got the rewards of the Shaheed and you got to live in this world that should be our goal with the right attitude. I asked Allah subhana wa Taala to bless us with Iman and with taqwa I'm making dr to say amin, Oh Allah, we ask of you that you don't allow to remain any of our sins except that you have forgiven them or law we ask that you remove all of our worries and disperse them or a law we ask that you cure all of our sicknesses and get rid of

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them. Although we ask that you repay all of our debts and eliminate them over low we ask our difficulties that you ease all of them are low we ask that there's no need of ours in this world or the next that you are pleased with and which brings benefit to us except that you have given us them and fulfill them with your hammer your hammer Rahim Allah we ask that you lift this plague from us and grant us a cure or law or a while lift this plague from us and grant to secure a law or a law lift this plague from us in grant to secure a law or a law protect us in our families, our law protect our loved ones in our societies. alohomora benassi unstable, bossy aunty Shafi, la Shiva,

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Shiva, Shiva, Allah, Waterloo Sakuma our law cause our faith to be stronger will law and do not test us with more than we can bear or law. If you desire to take our souls then take them only when you are pleased with them or Allah bring glory to Islam and its people or Allah The oma make it blessed and peaceful and protected from those who desire for it evil with your power Jaco Will you yeah as his servants of Allah, Allah Subhana which Allah has commanded you with a matter that he began with himself and he followed up by asking the angels themselves and then he told us to implement it ourselves for he said in the Quran in Allaha what I like to use soluna Allah nebby Yeah, you have

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