Pearls From Surah Yusuf – Part 1

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ilaha illallah wa la sharika was shadow Ana Mohammed Abu hawala, pseudo Marburg, I welcome you all to the first of a series of Hello cards that we will have about the Tafseer or the explanation of one of the most interesting one of the most powerful one of the most moving sutras in the entire Quran. And it is the surah use of the surah of use of alayhis salaam, this Surah Surah Yusuf is a very very unique surah in the Quran, it is a one of a type of surah Firstly, it is the only place in the Quran where the story of the Prophet Yusuf Alayhi Salaam is mentioned. There is no other sooner that mentions the story of the Prophet Yusuf Alayhi Salaam. Now if you compare this to let's say the

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story of the Prophet Musa, the Prophet Musa alayhis, salaam, His story is mentioned in over 25 different locations, the story of our father Adam, the story of Adam Allison was mentioned and over half a dozen locations write the story of Isa almost a dozen times. But the story of the Prophet use of Allah, his anamod only exists in this surah. In fact, even the name of the Prophet Yusuf, it only occurs once or twice, in passing, just in passing. So as I mentioned, the name of use of pseudo is often mentioned just the name of user, but there's no story at all. So the stories about what happened with use of it his system, it only occurs in this particular sutra. Secondly, it is the

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only surah in the Quran, that has a unified story as its theme from the beginning to the end, the whole surah is nothing but a story. And there is no other surah of length in the Quran, we're not talking about the small surah is at the end of of juice ama, we're talking about any surah basically more than 10 at 15. If there is no sort of in the whole Quran, that is a unified story from the beginning to the end. And this is something we all know that read Surah Baqarah, which are other non risotto units, you will mention and find the stories of lots of people one paragraph one page, sometimes even five pages, but there is no place in the whole Koran where an entire 15 pages is

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dedicated to one story. So it's a chronological story from the beginning to the end. And this is not just very rare, it's unique. There's no other place like it in the hole or on. Now this story, the surah it was revealed. We don't know the exact date but we know

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roughly around 10 or 11, not of the hijra, but of the years of the Dow. In other words the hedger Of course we begin the Medina and phase before the hedgerow What do we call it? Some scholar use the term bH before hijra, right just like the Christians have ad and and BC, so Muslims have a H and V h, right. So if you look at V h, so one v h means one year before they have to be h two years before they hit her, so to use it is revealed around two or three bH. In other words, right at the end of the mccunn era, the makan message now, the timing of Revelation is very crucial here sudo Yousuf was revealed, after the famous year called year the year of sorrow, the year of regret the year of

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In this year, three things happened one after the other, which were the most painful for the Prophet Mohammed Salah lavalley, he was settled, and there was no time in the Sierra, where the Prophet system was more demoralized, if you like then this period, and that is why the scholars of Sierra called this era, this period, they call it and it was in the year of grief, he was sorry, and he was feeling grief throughout that year, what happened? And what makes it worse one after the other, these three things happen. The first of these three devastating things was the most personal and the most intimate, and that was the death of Khadija and he has set up Khadija Allah His setup was his

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supporter, Khadija Allah Islam was his moral, if you like source of strength, and as they say, behind every great man, there is a great woman. This is exactly applying to the Prophet system and Khadija that Khadija was his source of comfort and support whenever anything happened, even when the wind came down, and he was scared. What did he do? He went running back to her literally his setup to be calmed down. Zombie loony zombie loony Cover me up, cover me up. So Khadija was his source of comfort, his source of support. And when a man has that comfort inside the house, when he has that love, he's able to face a lot outside. And when that is deprived of him, then the problems outside

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become more difficult to bear. So the death of Khadija was something that was very difficult for him. Within five, six weeks, a second death followed. And that was the death of his uncle of butadiene, and able bodied was his support in society. I will thought it was the one who sacrificed his own reputation, his own prestige, in order to protect the profits of the local and he would send them I would thought it was the one when the courage came to bribe him the courage came to threaten him the courage came to intimidate him. And initially he was scared initially he he he went through the process of do something stop doing this. You all know the famous story, the process sunset, if

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they were to give me control of the Sun and Moon, I wouldn't give up what I'm doing. So they've said, Oh, son of my brother, oh, my nephew, do as you please, I'm never going to come to you again, to tell you not to do this. And he was a man of his word for 10 years, not once did he approach the Prophet system after that, after this incident of the Sun and Moon when he said if they were to give me this I would not give up not once did he ever come and say why did you do this look what not what do I have to face now? You know, look, now I have to tell my my cousins, my relatives what you have not once he was a man of his word. And I will thought it did everything he could so much so that

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when the chorus boycotted the Prophet system, and they said you must leave MCC and he went with the Muslims and with Bella and with all of them to live in the valleys outside of Mecca. Apart It was not a subject of the boycott because he's a pagan. He's otoshi he's a he's emotionally. A butare was not a part of the boycott. But because he was a part of his nephew. He loved him so much. He voluntarily he was the only non Muslim to live with the Muslims at the time of boycott, the only non Muslim who voluntarily gave up his privileges his house in Mecca, he gave up everything. And he suffered along with the Muslims because he felt this injustice. And he felt I have to do this as the

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uncle as the protector and he did everything he could. And as long as I thought it was alive, they could not do anything else to harm the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with his death. That was when the persecution reached its max. And that's what eventually he had to leave to Medina because he couldn't live in Makkah anymore. So Khadija was his internal support in the house, and I will call it was his external support in society, the both of them one after the other day died. And this was a very difficult time for our prophets of the law send them to make matters worse, he suffered the single most, if you like, depressing or most difficult day of his whole life, after the death of

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Khadija Bhupati as if there could be no low there was one low after that. And that was the incident of thought if the incident of life is shallow, the laquan has said O Messenger of Allah. Was there any day that was more difficult for you to bear than the day of offered? Was there anything that was more difficult than he said? Yes. Ah Isha was too young to know anything.

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About Mk II, she doesn't remember maccha. So she knows better she knows. She knows the books, she knows that. So she knows the problems of Medina. So she knows the worst problem of Edina was what was offered. So she asked was there any day that was more difficult to you then? or heard immediately without thinking without he knows what's his most difficult day said, Yes. The most difficult day for me was the day when I was rejected by the brothers of di D, meaning the chieftains of life. And you all know the story. And we'll talk about it in a lot of detail in Sharla. In our other lectures that will start about the Syrah that the Prophet system was humiliated, and he was

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publicly scorned, and the children of five went stoning him, this day was the most difficult for him. Now these three incidents they occurred within six weeks of one another within two months, one after the other, as if things could not get any, any any worse. Basically, at this point in time, Allah subhana wa tada revealed surah Yusuf. And when we understand this frame of Revelation, all of a sudden the significance of pseudo use of increases many times why pseudo use of is meant to uplift his spirits or the love instead of it's meant to console him. It's meant to strengthen him at a time of such trial, tribulation pseudo use of is going to be his light that will lead him out of this

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depression of this. When I say depression of obviously, the process is not suffering from depression. But we mean it's a depressing time. It's a time of pain. It's a time of anguish. And this is hope for us. When we are feeling down when we are suffering from problems of society. This is the sooner we can turn to to get an uplifting moment to get some solace and comfort. That's why Allah revealed it to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Scholars also mentioned that a number of a number of incidents happened that also led to the revelation of this tsunami of these incidents is, as the persecution of the Muslims increased. And the Sahaba in Mecca were feeling more and more

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overwhelmed by all of the pressures. They came to the Prophet sallallahu earlier, he was setting them and they said, O Messenger of Allah, why don't you tell us the stories of those before who also suffered? Why don't you tell us what happened? Give us some puzzles, give us some stories of the people before and so when they wanted these stories, Allah subhana wa Tada. Again, perfect timing when the persecution reaches its maximum. And that is why the hedgerow occurs two years after the surah, right two years after the sort of age or because you cannot live in Mecca anymore. They will literally it reached as you know, the night before they hit where they were going to kill him solo

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send them they put they sent out an assassination squad surrounded his house 50 people, that's it, end of story, right? Had it been anything other than the proper manual system that is the end of Islamic history, but alone miraculously saved him. So one of the direct causes of revelation was the fact that the Sahaba wanted something to uplift their spirits as well. Another direct cause of Revelation, it is said that the kurush, they wanted to try to outwit the prophets of the law, partly he was setting them and wanted to show that he's not truly a prophet. And so they sent a delegation to yesterday to the hood of your trip. And they asked the hood of yesterday. Yes, sir, of course, is

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the name of Medina before it is Medina, they asked the hood of yesterday, tell us a question that only a Prophet would be able to answer.

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Give us a trick question that we can show once and for all, that this man is not a prophet. Tell us a question, you know the answer to, but nobody else knows. Now, even though the hood were a different religion than the aurash, the kurush felt that the hood was superior because of their book, the chorus did not have a holy book, right? The chorus did not have a scripture, the chorus did not have a revelation, and the who'd had a revelation. So the chorus felt this, this sense of inferiority that you you're Who are the people of the book, and you know, knowledge, we don't know. And you believe in profits, we don't we don't know any profits amongst us. So you tell us something.

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So they went to the hood. And they who'd said ask him about the story of use of and his brothers. Nobody knows this. And by the way, this is an interesting point when it comes to this again,

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in Makkah, there were no Christians and Jews in Mecca, there were only idol worshippers, idolaters pagans. There were no centers of Christianity and Judaism. There were one or two private converts, as we know, the waterfall had been no fun and others these are private converts secret, they convert to Christianity, but they're not. They're not inviting others to it. They're not preaching Christianity. There is no libraries of of Christian theology of Jewish theology. So nobody is

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Makkah knew these stories. The people in Mecca have not heard of use of why Yusuf is not their ancestor, right? The people of MK are descendants of it's not a lot of it's how the tribe of Israel of Israel have nothing to do with the Moroccans, the people of Croatia, they don't know the stories. And so the Yahoo knew this. And they said, Go ask him, if he truly is a prophet to tell you what happened with use of and his brothers because nobody knows this of your people. This is something we know and they were far away they were in yesterday, how would anybody in Macau know this? So they went to the Prophet sallallahu and he was sent them and they asked him, tell us the story of use of

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and his brothers if you are truly a prophet. And so Allah subhana wa tada answered that question, and he reveals who you serve. And right at the end of the surah, one of the last verses in the surah Allah says that that he can embody those A B nor he he like this is of the emails that we send down to you. You didn't know this you and your people before you didn't know this, so ensued our use of Allah subhana wa tada is be is telling the promises of that we're giving you an email if you did not know the story before this surah came down to you.

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This surah begins with the letters Alif Lam RA and I have recited the first five or six out of the surah Alif lambro. We all know that there are a number of suitors in the Quran that began with letters. And if Lam Meem hammy marincin cough noone cough cough Hi. Yeah, I saw ya seen all of these when they begin with letters. These letters are called l Macaca

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the broken letters. That's what the scholars have called these letters. Why do they call them broken letters because they don't form words. How meme is not a word Alif Lam. Meem is not a word, right? So they don't form words. So the scholars have called them roof apart, broken letters put together. And these are often Macaca arts, scholars have wondered about their meanings since the very beginning of time, since the time of the tabulator, whatever and they began wondering, what do these letters mean? What is it Alif Lam Meem at the beginning of the Quran, what is hammy I NC and off noon calf II inside there are over 15 opinions about what these letters represent. Some of the

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opinions are that they represent Names of Allah subhana wa tada so Elif is for a lot Nam is for a leaf. meme is for animal Haman, let's say so they have different opinions, but this doesn't seem to have a strong basis of it. One opinion is that we will never know what these what these what these philosophical thoughts mean. Now this is a valid opinion, in so far as that yes, we will never know for sure. Only Allah knows for sure, but we can try to think and try to come forth with some type of opinion. Why? Because why did Allah reveal these these lectures there must be a wisdom. So we can try to think of wisdoms of why Allah subhana wa tada revealed these letters in the beginning of

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these sutras. One thing that we notice which is very interesting, almost all the time in the Quran. Anytime Allah begins a sutra with these letters, the very next phrase has something to do with the Quran. Think all of the pseudos you know, ya seen

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well for Anil Hakeem right gafa inside

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the crew raw material because the crew for me this is what I'm telling you in the book, right? Alif Lam? Meem radical Kitab Lara Buffy right in this alley. flama tilka to keytab movie, right. hammy, wolky terrible movie. So if you look at almost every now there are some exceptions where it's not the second verse But it's the third or fourth verse, but in every single time that Allah subhana wa tada mentions blufor Macaca with this within those few verses, something to do with the Quran is mentioned. So it would make sense that the fluorophore Macaca have something to do with this magnificent Koran. Every time the Quran is praised after rufer macatawa. So there's got to be or

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there should be one would say the logical to make some connection. So what is this connection?

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scholars have tried to think about this and they've compiled all of these hydrofarm ocata and these rueful Nakata add a number exactly 14 letters, exactly 14 if you compile all of the letters that are present in these haruf right, Alif Lam Meem hammy and baja noon, he has seen you put them all together you get exactly 14 how many letters are in the Arabic alphabet

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28 there are 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet. So 14 is obviously exactly half of 2008. Okay, so some scholars have read in some type of symbolic meaning here, that Allah subhana wa tada is showing us that the Quran is composed of our

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letters. The Quran is composed of the language that we speak. And yet mankind cannot produce something similar to it. It is as if Allah is taunting the rejecters of the Quran by showing them these are your words these are your letters now produce a similar surah similar to it if you're able to do so, produce a Koran similar to it, produce 10 Sutra, similar to it. You all know there are verses in the Quran, they are called the verses of challenge. I actually had the exactly There are five verses that challenge in one of these verses, Allah says bring the whole Koran and another verse, Allah says bring 10 suitors and in other words, Allah says bring something in and two verses

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Allah says bring one soon, one surah if you can, so sorry, no 1101 sudo. So, in these verses of challenge in these verses of challenging, it is as if there is a linkage with the Affordable Care Act and these verses of challenge. It is as if Allah is saying, Here is half of the alphabet, bring the other half and bring something similar to the Koran. So one of the wisdoms that scholars have tried to derive from the book of God is to show the miraculous nature of the Quran that the Quran is composed of words that we speak language that we know letters that we write, and yet mankind is not able to produce something similar to this and Allah knows best we will never know for sure what are

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the meaning of the word formal Pathak but it does appear that there is some relationship with the beauty and the majesty and the miraculous nature of the Quran. tilaka tokita Bill mubin By the way, for those of you who want to come regularly, inshallah, all of you it will be good if you bring your must haves as well, and follow along because we're going to be doing a Tafseer and when we do it, I've seen what this means is we will look at every word every context and if you have your copy of the Quran, then you can follow along. If you want to write some notes as well This will be also inshallah beneficial tilka turkey tabula mubin tilka is an Arabic word which means these, this

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these, but there is a difference between tilaka and has he, they both mean this tilaka and he means this are these, but there's a difference, have he we use it for something close? Has he over here tilka we use it for something far away.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about the Quran. In the far away tense, not it's not a tense, but it's a word. And he does this not only here, but also in sort of Bukhara and if Lam Meem that he can Kitab that it is far, far away. GitHub is masculine, so we say that a great deal is feminine, so we say tilaka so feminine and masculine aside, there is a difference between had that had the heat versus tilaka and Delica. Right? So have that key tab over here, right? You'll say hey kita, but to point to something far away, you say timika till Calcutta over there faraway, not this one. So Allah azza wa jal talks about the Quran in the pronoun if you like that talks about something far away.

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Why does Allah mention the far away pronoun when the Quran is in our hands, to show that the status of the Quran is exalted, to show that the Quran is worthy of being something that is majestic, even if you have it, we should thank Allah that we have it, but it status is a high status, it is a status that is a noble status. So Allah says ticket to L kitabi. Al mubin. These are the

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these are the verses of the kettlebell movie, which is the clear book or the or the lucid book. Now,

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if we all know what it means, and it is a part of the sutra, and it is a section, we call it an English a verse and I is a verse and this shows us that Allah azza wa jal himself has divided the Quran into ix. Where does this division come from? From Allah subhanho wa Taala. How about into sutras? Allah azza wa jal also says way that zealot surah tun, when a surah comes down, right, how the surah tune Allah so this is a Surah Surah two ends and this is a surah we reveal it. So Allah mentions the word surah. And the word ayah. Why do we care about this? Well, because many other scriptures, including many of the New Testament Scriptures, if you look at them, those divisions are

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man made, not just the divisions, the texts are man made right? for us. The Koran is from Allah subhana wa tada and even the divisions within the Quran. By divisions, I mean, surah and if they come from Allah surah and if they come from Allah, so Allah says, These are the bits of the clear book deal Can I actually get every movie? Now I we all know and it means a verse, but an ayah also means a sign an indication

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And it also means a miracle.

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And a verse is a sign and a verse is a miracle. So Allah uses the term that is loaded with meaning. What is Iommi? Allah calls the miracles of creation. ayah Allah says in your creation, there is an ayah

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Allah says in the sun in the moon, there is an ayah and a law called the verses of the Quran and

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it's not a coincidence. Allah knows what he is saying and no one is more eloquent than Allah. The meaning here every verse of the Quran, there is a message for you. every verse of the Quran, there is an indication every verse of the Quran, there is a miracle tilka yet alkie tabula movie, these are the ayat of the clear book, movie is a description of the book. Now, Allah azza wa jal calls the Quran many different names, but there are two names that are the most common keytab and hold on. Till Ayah to keytab l mubin. This is the verses of the clear book Kitab and Koran they occur both around 75 times to describe our book. The Quran is called Quran and the Quran is called keytab.

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There is no other description that is more common than keytab and foreign keytab and Quran are complimentary to each other Kitab and Koran put together tell us what this book is, what is keytab mean? Something that is written down? What is Koran mean? Something that is recited?

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So the Koran is something that is written down and it is recited simultaneously. No other Book from Allah has been preserved to this level. The Quran has been written down by the commandment of Allah. And the Quran has also been recited by Allah, by God by the prophet system, and it is recited to this day. And this is of the miracles of the Quran that no other book has all the other books. They were written down by men. They were written down by, by by the scribes, by people after the times of the prophets, but as for us, the keytab and the haoran or complimentary tilaka as we get I believe, will be what is Elmo being mean? I'll move in can have two meanings to it. The first meaning is, the

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book itself is a clear book. As Allah says in the beginning of baccata vatika kita Bulava fee, there is no doubt in it. There's no ambiguity in it. The book is clear.

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And what does it mean the book is clear, it means anybody who approaches the Quran will be able to get some message from it. Anybody who approaches the Quran can find some level of benefit from it. And what this means is that the Quran is a book that is meant to be contemplated by every single Muslim.

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It's not something that only the elite have access to. It's not something that only the scholars should read. Even the basic average Muslim can benefit from the Quran. Now, no doubt the average Muslim can only benefit a certain level and the more they grow in knowledge, the more they can benefit. This is a common misconception that Hamza is getting more and more minimal these days. But once upon a time is very common to hear, oh, anybody can interpret the Quran I can open up the Quran and interpret it no interpretation requires knowledge, but simple hedaya you can get it immediately from the Quran. You can even get it via translation. You can read the Quran for personal benefit.

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You can read the Quran from personal guidance anybody can do so there are levels of meaning called who Allahu al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen you understand it? Now if you want to go deep and dissect Why did Allah say ham? Not sugar? Why did Allah say this and now you need you need, you need knowledge, but the average Muslim can benefit from the Quran. So the Quran is moving. Another meaning of Allah calling the Kitab mubin. Allah saying this is a Mobius book, what is moving mean by unclear another meaning of a law calling the book clear, it means this book is a clear message from Allah, you don't have any doubt where it's from. So the movie doesn't refer to the language. It

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refers to the origin and the source of the book. The book has a clear cut source. Everybody knows where this book is from. This book is no ambiguity in it. This book we know it's not a ambiguous book. Now, this might surprise you. But to this day, nobody knows who wrote the New Testament. Nobody knows Matthew, Mark, john Luke, nobody knows who they were. To this day. Nobody knows the biographies of these people. They were not the actual Disciples of Christ. They're anonymous people living in the second or third century, or the second third generation after Jesus Christ. Nobody knows. To this day nobody knows who wrote the Old Testament, completely shrouded in mystery. The

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Jews believe that Musa wrote it, of course the Orthodox Jews, but no other group believes this because the Old Testament it mentions the death of Musa who buried Moosa. It mentions everything after Moosa. People don't know who wrote it.

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saying this is a movie in a book, you know the origin, you know the source, everything is clear about it. There's no question mark. And I cannot stress for you Muslim Muslims that we take this for granted. We take it for granted as if it's something that is no big deal. There is no other religious scripture on the face of this earth that is as unambiguous as clear as demarcated from Fatiha to us in the origin of language, exactly the same as the Quran. You look at the Hindu scriptures, you look at the Buddhist scriptures, you look at the Christian, you look at the Jewish scriptures, there is such a massive confusion. In many religions. You don't even know what the

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scripture is. In almost all religions. The language is not the language spoken by the prophets. The original New Testament was written in which language, Greek, Jesus Christ didn't speak Greek. He spoke Aramaic, right? What I'm trying to stress to you, we take these things for granted. Our Koran there is no versions to this day. The Orthodox Christians have one Bible, the Protestants have another Bible the Catholics have another Bible, different books, completely different additions and subtractions. To this day, there are different versions, we you can belong to any sect of Islam. This is amazing. You can differ in theology, there are other groups in Islam, but their Quran is

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exactly the same, from five to 10, US word for word letter for letter Africa, for Africa, right? You purchase the Quran in India, you purchase it, here, you purchase it in Timbuktu, you have handwritten manuscripts, and hamdulillah This is such a blessing from Allah that we just take for granted that our holy book is clear DeLuca advocates have been moving and all of this proves as Allah says, In the Quran in a sutra, before this one that we have revealed this scripture and we will protect it in Nanana as a vicar or any other who the half you don't

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know another also way to understand this is tilt as you can move when Allah is saying, this surah in particular is something that is clear for you, you need nothing else besides this surah so this is a indication of the importance of this surah and to emphasize this point, Allah says, In the third verse in ends or so the second verse in the Quran and Albion chapter one in and then we have sent this Koran down, we have sent it down as an Arabic Quran so that you may understand it as inner core and an out of the land akin to

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a question that many Muslims ask why does the law refer to himself in the plural? In fact, even many non Muslims ask, why does? Why does God refer to himself in the plural in the Koran, what is the wheat, there are two primary interpretations of this.

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The first of them is that the we is a royal plural, the plural of majesty, the plural of Israel. And this is something that is allowed in the Arabic language, that a singular person, one man will say we when He is worthy of it meaning like King or royalty. And to this day, even in the English language, even in the English language, the Queen of England, she never says I she always says we, even in the English language that we hear is the we have royalty, she doesn't mean we meaning me and my family, she means I but she says we to indicate that majesty, and in Arabic that this is also is called the Royal plural. And so this is a permissible interpretation in Tamia has another

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interpretation. Even taymiyah says that every time there is a plural in the Quran, this is a reference to Allah subhana wa Taala along with the command of the angels, Allah tells the angels to do something. And that is why and this is interesting. Even Tamia says never in the Quran does Allah say worship us? He always says worship me. But Allah says we revealed the Book because the book comes down via jabril. Allah says we send the rain because every single drop of rain has an angel taking it right to where Allah is going to go. Allah says we are the ones who blow the winds because the angels are the one who take the winds, right? Allah says we are the ones who take the souls

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because the Angel of Death comes and takes the source, right? So this is an interesting interpretation, which also seems to make sense that when Allah says we, he means I am doing this, and I'm telling the angels to execute this command, because the Koran comes down at the command of Allah by the hands of God, if you like God is the one who brings it down. So this is one interpretation as well, and it has a good basis to it ends and now you all know what n Zilla means, and zillah means to descend. NASA means to go down. NASA means to descend. And this shows that the Koran physically came down physically. But we know that the Koran did not come down onto a mountain

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and the book was there. What does it mean? There are a number of meanings here. Firstly, that Jupiter

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came down with the recitation of the Quran. So literally the Quran is coming down with Djibouti in his memory, and gibreel is reciting it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Secondly, we learned from a Hadith, in,

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in Mr. COVID halkyn that are laylatul Qatar, Allah azza wa jal physically sent down a divine copy of the Quran, physical book, a part of the low helma food that had the Quran As you all know, with loanhead My food is Allah says in the Quran, but wakita kurama you don't follow him by fools, right? So there is a copy of the Quran in the low helmet food. And according to one Hadith, which is authentic

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on Laila to Qatar, Allah says in that and Zanna who feel a little further,

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and in one interpretation, this low helma food portion of the Quran was literally sent down

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to the lowest heavens, on Laila to cuddle before the war, he began.

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Before the way he began upon the Prophet system, Allah sent down this copy of the Quran to the lower heavens, and Julian, Allah, his Salaam would take from there as well. So there's a physical descent of a divine copy of the Quran. And so Allah says Enza, and there's also a metaphysical descent meaning within god jabril brings the Koran down. And this also shows us of the many evidences that Allah subhana wa tada is above, some people say Allah is everywhere, but it doesn't make sense. It was not everywhere. That's not what a lie is. The origin is above us. And that's why the Quran is coming down. If Allah was not above us, then the Quran would not need to come down, nor would the

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process and have to go up in Israel with Mirage to speak to him. So the Quran is coming down in that and then now we have sent down the Koran. Now sometimes Allah says we have unsettled and sometimes he says we have Zelda, and Zelda and Zelda what's the difference between these minor difference but it's also very profound and deep unzila means to send down at once.

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nessa means to send down bit by bit.

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And the Koran is referenced with unzila and witness Allah.

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The Quran sometimes Allah says en zela and sometimes he says NES Zelda NES Zelda, what is the difference again, unzila means it comes down it comes down like this. NES Zelda means I cannot break this up, but we break it up into bits one bit, another bit, another bit enemy that's necessary. Right now. The Quran is sometimes unsaid and sometimes necessary. How is this because both occurred.

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The Quran came down in its entirety or later to this is unzila and then for the next 23 years, what happened debri brought it 510 1520 at a time this is what is this naza and so Allah azza wa jal speaks the exact truth and both of these things are valid in Enza. Now, Quran and Arabic, we have revealed this as an Arabic Quran or an habia. Now this is a very, very interesting verse. There are 11 verses in the Quran exactly 11 verses that characterize the Quran as being Arabic. Allah says in 11 verses that this is an Arabic or on We have revealed an Arabic Quran. This isn't Billy standing out of the moving this isn't clear Arabic language. And from this there is unanimous consensus

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amongst all the scholars of Islam, that the Quran can only be in Arabic.

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Because of this because of a verse just like this verse in the Quran and our obeah so Allah describes the Quran as being an Arabic Koran.

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And what this means when we read a translation, we are not reading the Quran. We all know this, but this is the evidence. What this means when we stand up in Salah, we cannot say All Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds if we do so our Salah is null and void. We have to say Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah mean if we were to recite it in a non Arabic language that is not Quran.

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It is a translation.

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It is not the actual Quran. And what this shows us as well. Is that the Quran? The Quran

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is what it shows us as well is that the Quran has been revealed in the language that Allah azza wa jal spoken now this is a deep theological point. I don't want to go too deep here. But as soon nojima I believe something which other groups denied as soon nojima they believe the Quran is the Colombo law. You've all heard this right. We call the Quran, Colombo.

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Other groups they denied this other groups they said it's not cunnamulla for our listener, we believe the Quran is the Colombo law. What does it mean? It's the Colombo law. It means that literally Allah azza wa jal spoke the Quran he recited the Quran that's why we call it Colombo law. And it means that gibreel heard this recitation. And Jube really brought this reputation down to the prophets, the lawyer send them and the process and recited it after he heard it from God, and from God, to the prophecies and from the process and up until this day, we have a continuous chain, non stop.

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And it is from Allah azza wa jal, the recitation begins from Eliza widget. And what this means when Allah says we have revealed an Arabic Koran, that that recitation was done in Arabic as well, because that's why it is an Arabic Koran. And you know, getting into forget the theology. When we recite the Quran, what we feel is something that is divine. Even if you're not Arab, when you recite the Quran, you feel something this is an amazing speech. It is a it's a divine speech. Why Where did this come from? Well, when you understand Sunni theology understand why that where this came from, we believe that this recitation, it was recited by Allah azza wa jal, and therefore when we recite

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it, there is some thing of divinity not my recitation is not divine law, but there's something divine about the Quran and that is why the Quran, it must be respected. You cannot put it on the floor show disrespect to it, you it's, it's sooner to respect the Quran, you should put it on a high place in the room you should have will do when you touch it, right? You're not you're not allowed to touch the Quran without will do so many aspects of respect. Why? Because the Quran is not just any book, The Quran is kurama wa. And when it is cunnamulla, it has a certain status that no other book has.

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So Allah says in the Quran and out obeah We have revealed it in an Arabic Quran. Now, a question also arises here does this mean that all of the words in the Quran are Arabic?

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When Allah says this is an Arabic Koran

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does this mean every single word in the Quran is Arabic. There are clearly words in the Quran that come from,

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from Persian, from Greek, from even Roman. There are clearly words in the Koran that are not words that are pure Arabic established about Iraq. These are Roman Persian words, sometimes there's even Sanskrit words. There's even words from Greek, from sorry, from Latin. And those Latin words have also worked away into English. By the way, it's an interesting point here. So there are some words that we we are native speakers of English, right? And English, of course, is based in Latin. And Latin is a very ancient language. And some words from Latin made their way to the Arabs as well. Can anybody think of any word that is platonic in English at the same time?

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There's more than one

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that's a good attempt. Out of the he said it's a good attempt Earth

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is a good city. Sugar. The Quran does not mention sugar.

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The Quran does not mention sugar.

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It's a good attempt, but it's not in the Quran.

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No, we're talking about English and Latin and and and and Quran.

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Arabs assaulted,

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or assaulted, assaulted is not a pure Arabic word is a Latin word. Right? And the English word story is from the very Latin that made its way to the Arabs and we find in the Quran, these are a se. These are the stories of all when you read use without any translation. How do they translate a South story? The same word? There's other words as well, that are slightly been changed the word justice, what is the Arabic for justice?

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How is it the same mission? We're trying to find the same word. Another word for justice.

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His boss, his boss, was the new bill sauce. Almost a theme, right? So similar it's from the same root as the Latin root. So from English it entered and it became justice from Arabic and became the slot and there are two or three other words like this just as a side point or something for your benefit. That there are some now the question arises Now Allah says this is an Arabic Quran.

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So the Sahaba tabulator the Tabby rune, they read the Quran and he said hold on a sec. Not every single word is Arabic, what do we do? And so some of the early scholars and the

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Most Famous amongst them is Imam Shafi. Imam Shafi said, anybody who says that there's a single word of non Arabic in the Quran. He's a giant. He doesn't know what he doesn't know what he's talking about. How can there be a non Arabic word in the Quran? When Allah says in the ins and outs for an RV? Yeah. So a mama Shafi, his love for the Quran was so much he said, I don't care. I'm not gonna listen to any argument, Allah says, or an Arabic And the story, every single word has to be Arabic. Yeah, Michelle, free. What do we do with these words that are found in other languages? They took him from the Arabs.

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Now, with all respect, I love him. I'm a chef. He's a great scholar. But it doesn't. It doesn't quite work, right. I mean, it doesn't work that way. So later scholars said, No, no, no, there's lots of non Arabic words in the Koran, lots of non Arabic words, not a problem. And some of them a mama suit, he wrote a book and over 250 words, in this book, are basically claimed to be of non Arabic, that these are non Arabic words. He said, this is a fancy word. This is a soon This is a Farsi word. There's a word in Sanskrit as well, it will come to me soon.

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Basically, ancient older Hindi says the word is also in the front. So the he brings all of these there's words from Aramaic words from from Ethiopia is Starbuck, these words from the ethiopic languages, they're not Arabic words. So how do we reconcile this? A great scholar by the name of Kasabian Salaam who died 230 years so his widow customers send them he said, both groups are right. How can both groups be right? Mama? shaffir is right. And his opponents are right. How can both groups right? This is what you call a little bit of thinking, calm down. Look at both sides. Both groups are right How so? He said, Yes. Allah says in that as an encore and an Adobe, it is one of

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their main evidences this verse, right. That's where we're going into this tangent. For those of you who have never attended any of my lecture, I am guilty of going into lots of tangents. Unfortunately, my mind cannot think straight. So I'm trying to go here, but it goes here and there. Some of my students like this stuff, so hungry land, some of them get irritated.

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Actually, I get more irritated than my students. But this is not a tangent. This is related to this verse. So excuse me this, this is not attention. Why? Because this is the main evidence in as an anchor, and then out of the this what reverse we're talking about. So I bought a burrito costume. And I said, lamb, he said, there is no contradiction. Both of you guys are right. How can both of you guys be right? He said, and this is, as I said, intelligence. And he said, every language interacts with other languages. And it incorporates words from the other language into its own, and substitutes the letters of those language with the letters of its own, and changes the word to suit

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its own grammar. So story becomes a southie in effect. In other words, the right story becomes SLT. Justice becomes justice, they make it Arabic, and the word becomes a fluent Arabic word. So much so that when an Arab uses the word, nobody thinks of its Greek origin, nobody thinks of its Latin origin, nobody thinks of its Aramaic origin. It is an Arabic word, even if it came 100 years ago, 200 years ago from another language and you know, this is the way languages work, anybody who studied even the basics of language, you you'd bring in words from other cultures, and then they become a part of your language. And so, they are Arabic words, even if they were taken from non

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Arabic languages. Now they are Arabic words. So Allah has spoken the truth in the non Quran in Arabic, Mr. Michel Fairey has said the truth that every word is Arabic, even though his interpretation was a little bit incorrect, but he is true. Every single word is an Arabic word, it knows an opera Albion La La comme chalcedon. So that you may understand, you might understand what Allah doesn't say, you understand what, so that you may understand dot dot dot blank, you may understand what it's not finished, the sentence is not complete. Why? Because when you leave the sentence blank, you encompass all meanings.

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You don't need to fit. If you finish the sentence, you limit it. When you leave it blank land the contract, you know, so that you may understand everything.

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Everything not, it doesn't need to be limited. And this also shows us that there's a reason why Allah chose the language of the Arabs. And that is because his prophet is an Arab prophet. And it is because the people of this prophet his immediate people are an Arab people. And this tells us very frankly, that the Arabic language is the most eloquent language and we as Muslims, and I say this as a non Arab of ethnicity. And I have no problem saying this and I would go even farther to say, and this is the opinion membership free and entertainment.

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Many scholars, they said this very clearly that and and many of these scholars were also non Arabs, they said the Arabic language is the best language, even as non Arabs, we must acknowledge this. Now, the Arabic of today is not that language. So the Arabs amongst you with all respect we're talking about first, Hi, we're talking about Quranic Arabic, right? That language as for modern Arabic, it is a different language altogether, right? It's not the language of, of that era, we're talking about that language, that language is the most eloquent language, we must believe this as a part of actually the mama shelter. He said, this is our aqidah. And some of the scholars are very

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strict Imam Malik, if anybody spoke Farsi now in those days, there was only one more language that the Muslim spoke, it was Farsi, there's only one language is classical Farsi. If anybody spoke Farsi in front of you, magmatic, you would have been kicked out of the Prophet Mr. President, because he was the amount of the mesh anybody spoke Farsi was Get out of here. This is, this is a place where we speak Arabic, okay, now if we were to, I'm speaking in English now, I'm, I'm a chef, are you in my mind if we're here, they'd be angry at me. But yeah, those were different times. And there's nothing wrong with speaking another language. But they went to to preserve the language of the

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Prophet sallallahu sallam, and I say this was a non Arab, yes, we should learn Arabic. It's not wajib, to learn Arabic, to understand it, but Subhana Allah, this is our religion. The Quran is our religion as soon as our religion and learning Arabic is a big part of our religion, you cannot become a true student of the Quran. Until you learn Arabic. It's a simple fact. You cannot become a student of the Quran until you learn Arabic and it. It really irritates me sometimes when I hear somebody say, I have read 10 different translations of this verse, as if he's become now a great professor, when he's read 10 different English translations. Reading a translation is meaningless.

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You haven't will law you have not read the verse yet much list at the seat of the verse, you have not read the verse if you have to read the translation in order to understand in order to understand the Quran, so Allah says, I have revealed this keytab been moving in an Arabic language so that you can understand it. Now, if somebody were to say,

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it's not fair that the non Arabs, therefore don't understand the Quran. Allah is saying I have revealed the Quran in Arabic In order that you understand, what do we do as a non Arab? And what are non Arabs supposed to do with the guidance in the Arabic language, the response to this is,

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one language had to have been chosen logically. And even if Allah chose another language, then people of other languages have said the same thing. So this is not a solid response to criticize its revelation in Arabic, number one, number two, we say that Arabic is the most eloquent of all languages. And by the way, if you look at it, all of the languages that we know of that Allah revealed books in our Semitic languages, he revealed books in Hebrew, and he revealed books in Aramaic. And he probably revealed books in Syriac, the language of Deadwood, Allison, we don't know, but all of the languages that the books came down in our Semitic languages. Semitic is a family of

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languages, right? Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, these are symmetric. And then you have the indo Aryan languages, and this is Latin and from Latin we get Latin and Sanskrit are actually cousins. And then from Latin, we get all of these Romance languages. So different family completely has nothing to do with our branch of Arabic. And if you study the differences between those two branches, you find a world of difference. And those of you who are Arabs and have studied number one, sort of back in your grade two and three, right to look once upon a time now and serve is a blessing. I know you guys used to hate it, believe me, I didn't love it as well, but it's a

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blessing. Why? Because it shows you the structure of a language, the structure, the precision, of natural and self, I'm going to teach you but you don't find it in English grammar. You don't find it in Latin grammar, especially the science of software, you take a three letter verb, a three letter word, and you add an addition or wow or a noon, you add a meme. And the structure is set from one word you can derive 250 words. Once you learn one word in the Arabic language, one word, all you have to learn is one three letter verb one three letter root instantaneously, you can derive 250 at least if you know sir, properly. And this is an amazing language doesn't exist in English. It

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doesn't exist in any other language. So let's say I revealed it in Arabic, so that you may so that you may understand it. And the third point will say with this, if a non Arab says this, we say even if you don't understand its full beauty in Arabic translation will give you a portion of that beauty. It'll give you a glimpse of it. And so non Muslims, we give them the translation of the Quran. There's no problem whatsoever, some more

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strict Muslims say we should not give them translation of the Quran. The professor seldom wrote to the emperor of Rome. And in that letter, he wrote a verse of the Quran.

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And when the Emperor received the verse, it was translated in front of him. And this is the first time in history that the Quran was translated into Latin, in the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, how can anybody say this is not allowed in the lifetime of the prophet SAW Selim, and he knows is going to be translated, the emperor of Rome did not speak Arabic and the process and wrote him in Arabic. And so it is our duty to translate the Quran into other languages. The Prophet system had no problem doing it. It's not the Quran anymore, but the glimpse of beauty will remain and therefore, the Quran will remain largely compatible but the other languages are permissible.

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Allah says after this

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that we have sent this port on down in the Quran and Arabella Welcome to Episode One of the reasons why Allah is beginning the surah Yes, why is that Allah beginning to suit up I mentioned we have revealed this port onto one of the reasons why Allah subhana wa tada is mentioning this is to remind the Prophet salallahu idea he was send him of the favors that he has upon him the favors that Allah has given him, and this is a standard motif of the haoran will do how will lady either surger Mauer director of bukhoma color your Lord has not left you nor has he abandoned you? What are what are so for your book of Allah, Allah Mia, Jessica, your team and our Didn't we find you as an orphan and we

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took care of you. Allah is reminding the favors that he has done to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and why does he do this? to this is human nature that when you're down, what do you need? You need somebody to cheer you up, right? When you're spiritually down. When you're going through a depression mode or something that's depressing What happened? Somebody what happens when your loved ones come? So all right, you know this that they cheer you up, they tell you something positive. So Allah azza wa jal is telling the greatest positive thing that we have revealed this caught on to you and then now who one person we have revealed the score on to you, thank Allah for this, this is the

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greatest blessing you can have. So we have revealed it in Arabic so that you may understand it. The last verse that we'll do and then we'll open the floor for question answering inshallah. National apostolic center sauce. No, no, no,

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no, no, we have already mentioned that the plural occurs because of Allah and the angels. Now also alayka we recite to you the stories, what stories I send out across the best of all stories. Now.

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This, what is the crystal this

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actually, the word casa, comes from Casa and Casa means to follow the footsteps in the stand in the sand. When you in the bedrooms when they when they found somebody footsteps, they would follow them in order to catch up to that person or to get to that person. And that's why Allah says in the Quran about about Musa alayhis salam for 30 or 30 Hema kasasa there's no story involved here. kasasa here means what? Moosa and Yasha they follow their own kasasa they follow their own footsteps back right Casals here means to follow the footsteps till you meet the person so why is the story come from following the footsteps pretty obvious why

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something handed down good attempt close Not quite. You didn't quite get the prize.

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Stories are handed down

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that's close but

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even closer

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the linkage of it

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you will know what I'm talking about. Why is this so called the Casa?

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Not for not why is a story called a linguistic question.

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beginning and ending

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Someone has to say it.

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Told again again similar stuff but we're not getting to it.

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chronological. What is a kisser? You are walking in their footsteps?

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Like what is Casa mean? I said to walk in somebody's footsteps to follow when I tell you the kiss so what happens to you? What happens to me because I'm on my knees.

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Right you living it? Exactly. It's exactly as looking for you're living it. Right. You are there. Why does everybody loves a story? A story is mesmerizing. A person never grows too old to listen to a story right? No matter how old you

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Are you love to listen to a story? What do we do to children put them to sleep? We tell my story. What do we do? They my kids come to me I want a story. I want a story, right? This is what children love will lie. All of us have children in this regard, we will love stories. And a lot is saying we're going to give you the best of stories nanako sadhika as an officer, so this is called a casa Why? Because we are walking the walk. When we hear the story, it is as if we're following their footsteps. So Allah is saying, we will give you the best of stories and stories. By the way, it's parallel that if you read any book of how to speak, how to give an effective talk, there's always a

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chapter dedicated to the story. In fact, in one of the books I read, it said always begin a lecture with a personal anecdote. Always. You begin with a personal story. Why? Because it grabs the attention of the audience, right? So it's human nature, that stories are attractive stories or something you'd like to listen to, number one, number two stories, those lessons in them are manifested. Now, for example, if I open up

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if I open up the other side again, and I tell you the benefits of patience should look good. But now I get to the story of the mother of anus. Right and how she reacted when her son died. Right now, those are Hadeeth they are brought home. It's not the same as just saying whoever is patients Mashallah is good, man. Okay, good. But when I show you a story, those stories they remain with, you know, stories you are affected by the more human nature. And so Allah azza wa jal is telling us stories, another benefit of a story, a story is happy, the inaction theology in action. It's one thing to say we believe in Allah. So one thing is that we put my trust in Allah, when we hear the

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story of Ibrahim, and he's going to be thrown into the fire. And he puts his trust in Allah, what is this theology shown in action? Right. So after that is manifested. Another benefit of the story is, it's the reality of what has happened in the past. It's a real thing. It's not theory anymore. We know this happened to the previous prophets. And so we sense it more. And yet another benefit is that stories they teach us that a lot sooner is repetitive. What has happened in the past will happen again, what is the purpose of a fable a story that we tell our children? Why do we tell it? There's always a moral to the story, right? There's always a lesson to be learned. And the lessons

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of a lot these, these rules of a law are permanent. And when we hear these stories, we are reinforced, these rules are reinforced. So we're gonna come to this, one of the fundamental rules of the story of use of His righteousness will win out in the end. Evil can never succeed. In the long run. This is one of the main themes of Sudoku. So we're going to come to this now, when we read the story. We see this manifested, we see it in real life. And therefore, this Maxim, this rule is then implanted in us that righteousness will win out in the end. And that is why Allah says in the Quran, that we are going to send you down stories, linear with a bitter behavioral attack, to strengthen

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your resolve. It's not childish to find motivation in stories. It is a manic, it's part of our email. And that is why reading the stories of the prophets, reading the Sierra of the processor system is one of the greatest ways to increase email. reading this, the stories of the Sahaba brings about a sense of taqwa and Eman, of Shuja of courage in us. So stories are a part of the Quran and Sunnah. They're part of human nature. And this whole sutra is a story nanoco sonica. As an apostle, we will be narrating to you the best of all stories. This has two meanings to it. Number one, every single Quranic story is the best of its kind. Every story in the Quran is the best. And this is for

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many, many reasons. Number one, because they're all true. The Quran is not legends and fables, right? And a true story is always better than an imaginary story. Number two, that they have the best morals. No other store will give you those types of morals. Number three, the eloquent manners of presenting the stories. There is no story that can be more eloquent than the Quranic one. Number four, that every story that a man writes, will have details and information that is not needed. And it distracts from the story details that are distracting from the moral Allah azza wa jal will tell you exactly what you need to know and not more and not less. So the point is given and this is one

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of the biggest differences between the story of use of in the origin versus the story of use of in the old system

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In the Old Testament, it gives you so many details you get lost. Whereas the story of use of even a 10 year old can read it, cover to cover understand everything, because the details are not there that will get you to cause caused you to become lost. So we were so we said the first meaning every story in the Quran is the best, a second meaning that has been derived. The fact that Allah mentions this verse in Surah Yusuf is an indication that suta use of is what

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the best of all stories

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so there's two meanings we derived number one, or onyx stories are better than all non Quranic stories. That's pretty obvious. And the Quran reemphasizes number two, the story of use of is the best of all of these stories. That's an indication that's why I love begins this surah with nanoco sadhika XML parsers. We are the one who will tell you the best of all costs Bhima hanaa, ilica. beema

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means like, basically, because or, because we have, or through this revelation that we have given to you have the Quran. So in other words, because we are revealing the Quran to you, it is our duty to tell you the best of all stories, has a Quran this Quran, even though before the Quran came down, you are from the heart feeling. What does Garfield mean? was awful means you didn't have knowledge. lafleur means to not have knowledge, and sometimes that ruffler is intentional, and sometimes it is unintentional. And in this case, it is unintentional. The Prophet system did not have access to knowledge. So Allah calls our Prophet system halfhill because he didn't have the knowledge, not

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because he didn't study but because he could not have studied. So Allah is saying that because we have revealed this foreign to you. It is our right to give you the best of all stories. Because we have revealed the Quran, we It is our duty to give you the best of our stories. pause here, a low close the book core on one verse ago he called it what

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keytab what do we say Kitab and Quran are complimentary, the keytab is written the Quran is recited, and the two put together form the reality of our book keytab and Quran and Allah mentions both in the beginning of this sooner, so we have revealed to you the best of all stories because of our relation to the Quran. One encounter, even though men probably he before the Quran came down you are from the Athenian. Now this shows us a number of points and witnesses Shall we will conclude and open the floor for q&a. Number one,

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the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam despite being the greatest human being before the war, he came down. He did not know these details. Now what is that show? This is a very profound point for modern philosophers, scientists and whatnot, especially for philosophers.

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The Quran is the ultimate source of all of our guidance. We will never know ultimate truth from falsehood good from evil without the hora

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a lot of people is the modern philosophy is based on this think that if you sit in a cave and meditate, I'm being a bit sarcastic here, but if you just use your intellect, you will be able to derive all the wisdoms you need to know.

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You'll be able to figure out what's right and wrong. What's the best way to govern? What's the best way to judge? What's the best ruling was this and that the Quran tells us No, even before the Quran came down, you despite being the best of all human beings were laughing. If our source of life sentence could not know all of these truths, before the Quran came down? Do you think that me or you or Tom or decree Harry or this philosopher or that doctor or this engineer or that famous whoever know the realities, will they be more than our Prophet sallallahu Sallam? Allah says in the Quran, ma Quinta de mal Kitab Hualien a man you didn't choose to know what was a man? What was the book?

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You didn't use to know? Unless there's no color? What Where did it go ball and feather. The meaning of ball here is not misguided. The process was never misguided ball means you weren't on the path. So you could be misguided or you just don't have a path in the case of the process, and he did not have that path yet. Or the other co borrower lymphedema. So if this was the state of our Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam before the why he came down before the revelation came down, what then is the state other than the soul without why there is no guidance without the Quran. This is a fundamental belief of all Muslims. And that's why the Quran is a hedaya and that's why the Quran is serrato must

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attain and that's why the Quran is keytab been mubin Kitab been Hakeem, you will never be able to achieve

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ultimate truth without the Koran. So Allah says, even though before this before the coming of the revelation, you were from the law feeling. And one last point that we benefit from here is that Allah is saying you didn't know the sutras before I reveal them to You are laughing about them. So how did you know about them? And we mentioned this before, how did you living in Mecca without access to any library without any older New Testament without access to Jews and Christians? How did you know about the story of use? There's only one source and that is Allah Subhana. Allah, and this is of the greatest miracles that we as Muslims, many times neglect and don't appreciate. Our Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is living in an environment of complete illiteracy, complete ignorance. There are no libraries, there's no universities, there's no scholars, the people in Mecca were Bedouins. Imagine an hour times, imagine an hour times now, with the internet and cell phones. This is difficult to imagine, right? For those of you who are older than 1520, you remember a time when there was no internet and cell phone, right? Imagine in that era, you come across a tribe in Brazil or the jungles of Africa, completely cut off from civilization. And they have amongst them a man who's talking about the histories of Rome and Persia. He's talking about the stories of the older

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New Testament. He's a complete in the middle of the jungle, the people can't even read and write. They're literally backward, tribesmen, let's say, but they have a man amongst them, who knows all of these things. Isn't this something we cannot imagine the miracle of miracles? Right? This was the case of our Prophet sallallahu. I send them in Mecca is coming forth with stories, issues, statements, people had no access to the only access could have been from Allah. And this is one of the clear signs that

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