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Surah al-Zumr, Ghafir, and Fuṣṣilat

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Bismillah

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. We began by praising Allah who showed all of us the straight path The guided way. He created the heavens and earth with wisdom and purpose in neither just nor play. He beautified the heavens with stars and celestial objects and to keep the shale clean at bay. And he made the earth varied with lush vegetation and flowing streams and all types of dazzling display. He created us from a mixture of fluids after having created our father from pure clay. It is in his remembrance that our fears are resolved, and our worries lifted and our dismay, we ask him for guidance and forgiveness and seek refuge in Him from being led astray. Today

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inshallah Tada, we're going to be doing three Sutras, beginning with surah Azuma, and all of these sutras are MKI sutras so that the zumo resumo is around nine pages long. It's less than half pages, and 75 verses and it is one of the mid to mid late MKI Sutras, and it is named xumo. And xumo means throngs of people, large groups of people all coming together. And it is named because at the very end of the surah, it is one of the most iconic passages in the Quran, that describes people being gathered together both towards heaven in hell and entering it in zumo, or in throngs. And that's why the surah is called the surah Azuma, and according to some reports, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam would recite this surah regularly, some reports even say every single night, and the main theme of the surah is devoted to indicating that religion all of it belongs to Allah sincerely, we need to be worshiping Allah subhana wa tada sincerely, and those who do so are praised and those who do not do so they are criticized and of course, the other McCann themes are also in this surah also sort of the Zoomer contains in it the verse that a large group of commentators even some of the taboo in the early scholars of Islam, they commented that the this verse insert, Azuma, that we're going to come to it is the single most optimistic verse in the entire Koran. And we're going to come

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to an initial load data today. And the sutra begins with stating its theme very clearly. Verse number three, Allah Allah had Dino Hollis that Verily, the dean or the religion belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, all religion, all religiosity, it belongs to Allah alone. And as for those who take guardians besides Him, so if the Zoomer gives us an excuse, they say, we're only worshipping them so that they may bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Tada. And of course, this is the psychology of all those who worship other gods or other entities, they say we want to go through them to get to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But you see, a lot is not like the other gods of the false

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religions. Allah subhana wa tada is accessible to all of us, he hears our prayers, he knows who we are, there is no need to go through an intermediary. No one is more merciful than a man, no one is more powerful than alcovy. No one is more knowledgeable than a semi and an alien. So there is no need to go through any other entity and to go through those entities is to create partners along with a lots of Hana hautala. And of course, this is the crux of our religion, really, we can truly say as Muslims, that no other faith takes monotheism so seriously, as we do no other faith is as crystal clear in its understanding of tawheed of La ilaha illa Allah as we are, and Allah subhanho

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wa Taala mentions in this surah as well, again, one of the main theological aspects of how powerful he is verse number seven, in tech furu find the law honey you and uncom if you decide to commit Cofer, if you want to disbelieve a law has no need of you were in touch Guru yahoo.com. And if you are thankful and believe, then he shall be pleased with you while I was there about he was not pleased with

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With his servants choosing Cofer or Fisk and Allah subhana wa tada says that to him You shall return and then he shall inform you of what you used to do. So once again the point here is that if we choose to believe or disbelieve, we do not benefit or hurt our billet Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're only benefiting ourselves if we choose to believe or harming ourselves. And again, person number 11 and 12. All of these are about the sincerity to Allah alone. Call in NEMA omitted to an Abba de la hamacas Allahu Deen, say I have been commanded to worship Allah with Islam. The religion belongs only to him how many times in the sutra, especially in the whole Koran, we're talking about all

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aspects of religion, all aspects of devotion, all rituals, all of it should be for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And of course, the opposite are those who turned to other than a law and Allah describes their miserable state in verse 15. On in the HA Syrian alladhina ha sido on fusa home, Li him yom Okayama, Allah daddy Kahala Hassan boubyan, that truly the ones who have utterly lost the losers literally are those who have lost themselves and their families on the Day of Judgment. That is, indeed the obvious or the greatest loss. Not only were they themselves failures, they weren't even positive role models for their loved ones. And we definitely don't want to be amongst them. Also in

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this surah we have a standard motif that is again, in many, many suitors. And that is that when a person is in pain, when a person is struggling, when a person is in trouble, they constantly call Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is actually twice insert Azuma contrast, verse eight and verse 49, that the first half is exactly the same. And the second half is slightly different. As for verse eight, a lot criticizes that, and again, as I said, before, Allah never criticizes, turning to him when you need him. Allah only criticizes or neglecting or rejecting or worshipping other than him after the blessings have been given. So in verse eight, Allah criticizes one segment, and that is

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once they get what they want, once the calamity is lifted, they turn to other than a lot. That is one criticism. The second criticism, verse 49, is that when the person has the calamity lifted, instead of thanking a lot, he says, Oh, this is because of myself. I knew what to do. I went to the right person, I got the right help. They don't realize that everything happens by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we have to be very careful of ever thinking that we got out of a calamity because it's something that we have done. It is Allah azzawajal who saves and Allah says in verse 49, but he a fitna, this being saved from a calamity was itself a test and a calamity to see how you

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would react the very principle of being saved. How did you react when the blessing came? Allah is saying that blessing but he a fitna, it is a trial in and of itself. How do you respond to it, so never take credit for having saved yourself from any situation it is Allah who saved you but from mechanisms and means that maybe you saw but those mechanisms came from Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala in the surah, praises those who turn to him and praises those who listened to the Koran and follow it to verse number 18. That the righteous are those who they listen to the old the words of Allah, and then they follow the best to be fair to your own center who they follow

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the best of it, or they follow to the best of their capability, who not equal Idina hada Humala, these are the ones from Allah has guided what would like go home only Alibaba and these are the people who are truly intelligent. And also verse number nine, Allah subhanho wa Taala contrast those who reject versus those who are righteous. And Allah says, a man who according to a lady Sajid, and we'll call him that is the person who rejects the same as the one who is worshiping devoutly standing during the watchers of the night prostrating in front of Allah subhana wa Tada, mindful of the hereafter and placing his hopes in the mercy of Allah. Holy hell yes, that will lead in Ala

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Moana will lead in Allah Yaga mon se, do those who know? Are they the same as those who are ignorant? Only people have knowledge and people of intellect will understand. Notice both of these verses Allah says only a lab are the ones who are doing good. And only Al Bab here are the people who are intelligent enough to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala the real intelligence that the Oran praises there are many types of intelligence nobody's denying that a type of intelligence can be manifested in every single field. You have intelligence that is manifested in agriculture in engineering and mathematics and chemistry and physics. That's a type of intelligence that's

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absolutely great. But the ultimate intelligence which is far more precious and useful than any other type, in fact, all of them combined is the intelligence of writing

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recognising your Creator and the intelligence of worshipping Allah Subhana, WA Tada, the one who knows how to get to the moon and back, but hasn't discovered his own purpose in life is truly not intelligent, the one who can solve the most abstract equations, but doesn't know who created the universe, that person's intelligence has failed him or her and the Muslim who doesn't maybe know all of this fancy stuff or whatnot, but he knows why he's here. He knows who created him, and who knows what's gonna happen after that meaning is gonna go back to Allah and prepares for that day. That is the very the most intelligent person that is the one as Allah says, we like a whole album, Bab these

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are the real people of intelligence. So do not be deluded, do your Muslims by those who might have an intelligence in some facet of this world, but they don't understand the purpose of this world. Real intelligence is to understand why you are here and to make the best of that. And in order to do that, you don't need to have abstract knowledge of very difficult sciences and complex that's a different type of thing. And a lot of praises, about multiple times in this surah and other sources as well. And allies origin mentioned that the righteous are those who follow it to the best they try their best for it to be on us. No one interpretation of us no who is they follow it to the best that

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they can do it. And so a lot of surgeon is only asking to see your best effort and that is going to be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And a lot of praises those people in the surah who choose to worship Him, verse number 20, lacking in Medina Takara home but for us. For those who truly had piety and had taqwa Lahore, often men felt the hora phone mobilya turn, they're going to have palaces and mansions on top of them as well, or palaces and mansions and mansions built high up with streams flowing between them why the law he likely followed me out. This is the promise of a law and a law never breaks his promise. This is the hoerauf and our prophets of the law. Why do you sit him

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said that the horror of our the higher chambers of gender, gender is not one of one level there are many, many levels of gender and the hoerauf are the higher levels and Eliza Judy's saying those that have genuine taqwa they will be given multiple hoerauf multiple chambers and palaces and of course we need to think long and hard. What level do we want to engender? And how hard should it be we be working to get to those levels. Also, we have over here in verse number 22. Again, a very common motif of the Quran that FM and who that can you compare the one who is misguided from inshallah Hello excuse me FM in sha Allah who said that I wouldn't Islamic for who either know the mayor of

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the subway Lulu Garcia to Obama's victory lap like a few abahlali movie and that the one who has his chest opened for the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala from inshallah Allah who southerner who will in Islam give the example of the one whose heart has been opened up to Islam. And so he has a light from a lot. So woe to those whose hearts have become hard from against the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Tada. Look at verse number 22. And extract from it three motifs that run throughout the entire Quran three beautiful mechanisms by which Allah azza wa jal demonstrates truth from guidance number one, the motif of the chest being opened up now in Arabic, opening the chest we call

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it in in English, the ease of the chest or the comfort of the chest or the coolness if you like. So in Arabic, the fact that the expression shutter has Southern it means the comfort of the soul. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying the true comfort of the soul comes from Islam. And this is a common motif there is at least four or five verses in the whole Koran that talk about the chest being comforted by Islam. The second motif is that is that guidance and of course the opposite, by the way, so if the chest being opened up is a signification of Islam, then the Quran also has the chest being tightened as that person who doesn't have Islam, and Allah mentions this in multiple verses,

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that the one who does not worship him, his chest is constrained, his chest feels tight, and the meaning here is like the one whose chest is literally tight, they cannot breathe with ease, and so they don't find comfort. And so this is one motif that Islam leads to the comfort of the chest and the lack of Islam leads to a problem of the chest meaning narrow constructiveness the second motif is the motif of light versus darkness. And this is very common over two dozen verses in the Quran about light versus darkness that the one who is guided has a light The one who is guided becomes the light. The one who is guided is blessed with a light nude on either Nuria de la de nuit de Manisha

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Euclid, Yamuna, voru Mattila nor why once and they become new Ramu Bina over and over again you can quote so many verses about the motive.

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of light, Allah Himself is light, his book is light, his prophet is light He guides to light he it takes people from darkness to light. And of course, the opposite, that those who turn away from a law they are common common method, which is very much the example of the one wandering in the darkness. And again, what a beautiful motif because what does light do light, it situates you, it shows you who you are, where you are, it tells you where you're going and how to get there so to is Islam, it is a light, you see where you are, you know who you are, you can see the destination, that's gender, and you know how to get there, and there's no problems because the light is around

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you. And the one who doesn't have Islam, wandering aimlessly in the dark, having no point Nope, not there's no point. I mean, imagine being in pitch darkness, you don't know where you are, you don't know where you're going. Even if you know where you're going. You couldn't find your way there. Even if you knew roughly where to go, you wouldn't know what is on the way impediments or problems are falling or traps. So this is the motif of is of light versus darkness. And then the third motif which is around half a dozen verses in the Quran. The third motif is that of soft heart versus hard heart, the heart to being soft, the heart to being pure, and the heart being hard, the US what will

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this is the opposite and the the the the the motif of the heart to being pure and clean and the heart being soft and the heart to be trembling from the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala so Allah azza wa jal praises those whose hearts are soft, and the point of the heart being soft is of course very clear. And that is the one who's humble and gentle and the hard hearted is the one who is unsympathetic, cruel, the one who doesn't really care about anything except himself. So this beautiful verse, by the way, so the point here, verse number 22, it combines all three of these motifs all into one verse, and that's very rare in the Quran. And something that is very beautiful

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in this verse over here. And of course Allah then mentions that how does one get the soft heart? How does one become guided to the light verse number 23, that Allahu mezzetta accidental Hadith the guitar been with us shabbiha Allah has sent down the best of all scriptures the best of all speech that this is the Quran, the Quran is the best speech and a lot of calls it I sent it had a Tiki turban with a shabbiha a scripture here and with a sharpie does not mean ambiguous with the Shabbat means that it is perfect in its consistency, that each part of it is affirming other parts, my Fannia Allah calls the entire Koran muthoni interesting. Last week or two weeks ago, we talked about

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certain fats have been called several muthoni, the seven that are oft repeated. Now here, Allah says the Koran is muthoni. And this is very interesting because again, if you look at the global religions, and you look at the scriptures of the world, there is no scripture on the face of this earth. There is no textbook that is considered holy, there is no book that is considered to be the main book of a faith tradition that is memorized in his totality. And that is recited on a daily basis multiple times the way that the Quran is recited, and again, this is a beautiful prediction and a factual statement. This is a Kitab that is mythology. It is frequently recited in this month,

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the Quran is being recited billions and billions of times across the globe. There is no scripture on earth that is deemed holy, by its inhabited by its adherence that is recited even a fraction of the time that the Quran is recited. And then Allah says DeCosta, a woman who do you know to lead a nation or a bomb, the skins of those who remember Allah subhanho wa Taala, they tremble in fear, and then their hearts and their skins become soft to the remembrance of Allah. This is indeed the guidance of Allah He guides whom He wills, this verse is again, an important indication of another Islamic point of theology, fear and hope to be combined at the same time. This verse combines it

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along with many other verses. You have to simultaneously be fearful of Allah and love and hope Allah subhana wa Taala. All of this is combined at once. If you don't have these emotions all together, this is going to lead to a problem if a person is only just Oh, Allah will forgive no big deal. Allah is awful. You know, Allah is awful, but there should always also be, but what if he punishes there should always be that element of fear as well. And this verse combines the two, you need to be fearful of a less punishment, even as you're hopeful in his mercy. And that combination is where a man comes. Contrast this with verse 46. That what a law describes those who reject a law that way

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they look at a lot wider when a law alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in a law, they shrink in anger and resentment. And when those that are besides a law their false gods are mentioned, they become filled of joy. So Allah describes the belief

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So when Allah is mentioned, when the Quran is recited, they become happy and they become scared of lust punishment. Contrast this with those who have rejected Allah, that when Allah is mentioned alone without the gods, the false gods, they're like that we don't know when to worship god alone. And when the other gods are mentioned, they become happy. And of course, inshallah tada you know, paganism has been eliminated from the Muslim or man hamdulillah. At the same time, we all always need to be monitoring of our hearts that what really makes us happy when we think about it, what makes us what brings us joy, even though it's not to the same level, but if things besides Allah

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Koran and Alice dicker if things make us that happy, and when Allah has mentioned religion, as mentioned, religiosity is mentioned, when we don't feel happy, there's clearly a problem. And we need to think about that as well. The suit as well, by the way, has one of the key verses that teaches us another interesting facet about our lives, and that is that sleep is the twin half and the twin brother of death. And it is mentioned here in verse number 42 that Allah says, allow you to have an unforeseen mot how well Leti Lambton with female Anamika that Allah takes the souls of the people who die. And Allah takes the souls of those who do not die when they go to sleep. And so when

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you go to sleep, what is sleep and to this day, by the way, we don't know what sleep is, and we don't quite understand the reality of sleep. How can scientists explain to us the reality of sleep, when sleep is something that is spiritual in nature, in that Allah subhanho wa Taala takes our law, he takes our room away from us. And so we are still alive, and yet not quite alive in the full life sense. And so sleep. In one Hadith our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, sleep is the brother of death. And that's why they will not be sleeping in genda. Because we don't are not going to die. And sleep is the brother of death, we will never sleep in Jannah because we're never going

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to get tired in genda we need to sleep in this world. But in the market, there is no sleeping. And so Allah is saying that this blessing of sleep, I am the one who allows you and I take your souls every single night you go and that's why when our Prophet salallahu it he was setting would go to sleep and then wake up he would say Alhamdulillah led by Mr. Taylor, All praise is due to Allah who has given me life after he has caused me to die. And to him, we shall return. The sutra concludes with a very powerful sections, the iconic section that recited again very frequently in the solder watch, by the Quran. And it begins with this conclusion is a rather long conclusion. It begins with

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verse 53. And it is this verse 53. That is almost universally considered to be the most optimistic verse in the entire on Korea arriba de la de in a sort of water and food to him. la de panattoni Rahmatullah say, all my servants who have transgressed against your own cells never give up hope of the mercy of Allah. In Allah Hi, yo foto vinoba Jamia, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed Allah is the afore and the Rahim so in this verse, Allah is saying, don't even give up hope that always be hopeful that our law shall forgive all of your sins. Allah is indeed the fourth and the Rahim and that Allah says how to you do that? Verse 54. Turn to Allah azza wa jal and submit to Him before the

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punishment comes. And then verse 55, follow the best of what has been revealed to you. In other words, do your best to follow what you know to be the truth before once again, the regret comes and you begin regretting if I get another chance. Let me go back. Don't do that follow the best right now. And then Allah says in verse 64, that tell those who reject Islam, tell those who reject Allah subhanho wa Taala call alighiero lajitas more Rooney Abu hajah Hello. Oh, you fools. Do you want me to worship other than a law? Is that what you're calling me to do? Indeed, Allah says, Whoever worships other than Him, they're all of their good deeds will be in vain, and they will be of the

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losers of the hereafter. And then the surah finishes off talking about a beautiful scene from the Day of Judgment, terrifying scene, the trumpets will be blown and everyone on the heavens on earth will fall down in a stupor in an almost death and then it will be sounded again and everyone will be resurrected, what Krakatoa Aldo binuclear of Bihar, and the earth will shine with the light of its Lord, and the book will be placed and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought out and judgment will be passed upon them with a justice and none shall be shown any wrong and every single soul will be given what it has done for Indeed Allah is aware of all that they have done. And then

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verse 71, mentions, we'll see Allah De Luca for Elijah Zamora, those who did Cofer, they shall be driven to hell in throngs. And then when they read

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The doors open up, and the keepers say to them, how did you end up here? Didn't profits come to you? Didn't books come to you, and they don't really have an excuse. And so there will be said, enter jahannam, and you're going to be in there forever. And what an evil destination. It is for those who are arrogant. And then verse 73. As for those who fear the law, and we're conscious of a law, they too, will be led to paradise in throngs, until when they have reached it. And it's gates open. And of course, you've read the Arabic, there's an end over here, whereas in jahannam, there is no end. And this is a very subtle indication of excitement and the behalf of the people of gender and terror

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in behalf of the people of jahannam. They're going to be dragged to jahannam, the gates are going to be open, and the righteous people, and they will be going to agenda and then the gates will open up. So just that one, wow. It is an indication of excitement, that there's an anticipation for the people agenda. And then there is terror for the people of jahannam. And so the gates of gender will then open up and the angels will say salam, aleikum. tributon further Hello, Holly de peace be unto you how beautiful of this abode it is and to Intuit to dwell there and forever and they will thank Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And as you're thinking a lot and they will look up and they will see what

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lol mela ekata have foenum and how they are she and you will see the angels hovering and flying around the throne of Allah subhana wa tada glorifying Allah praising Allah, and it will be said to them, the final conclusion of the surah will clean Al Hamdulillah lillahi Rabbil alameen. This is going to be the chatter of gender and the background of gender, what will be the noises of gender, it will be an hamdulillah and Subhana Allah and the vicar This is what is going to be said in this beautiful abode of paradise. So the ending of suta Zoomer talks about the angels that are praising Allah around the throne. Then surah Hoffer begins, and surah Hoff is the first of seven sutras that

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all began with him. So this is an interesting fact all Muslims should know this, that there are seven sutras that began with him and sort of often is the first of those suitors. And one by one, we're going to be quickly doing all of these suitors today and tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, Allah Tada. And all of these are mucky. And all of these have a similar timeframe. And so these are the seven how I mean the seven hammam pseudos, and sort of half here is called to hoffa, by the way, in some most houses also called pseudo to movement. So this is one of the sutras that there's a number of citizens of Quran that are have different names in different cultures. And so those people

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from India, Pakistan and the subcontinent, there, there must have some printed pseudo movement. And then the, our brothers, mainly from the Arab countries, it's pretty brutal, often. And again, these names as we said, they go back to the Sahaba and tab Iran. And so some groups used to call it an offer, others called it mortman. And so to this day, you have these differences that are present in the Muslim world. And so it is called as off here, because it begins with the name of a law fair to them be that Allah is the Forgiver of sins, and others call it min because it mentions the believer, the movement of artists around the believer in the household of Freetown, and the primary theme of

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this surah is the perpetual battle between a man and Cofer between belief and disbelief and the help that Allah gives to the believers and the fate of the tyrants and the rejecters. Now, we said so resumo ended by talking about the angels around the throne of Allah praising a lot sort of warfare begins as if it left off from there, and we hear another facet of the angels around the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And but the beginning of pseudo hoffa, is one of my favorite beginnings of the Quran has mean than Zulu. Zulu Kingdom analyzes Elohim lawfully then we will call Benito bisha. Did acaba de todo de la ilaha illa De La Masia and by the way, this surah is full of beautiful names

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and adjectives and descriptions of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is the one who forgives the sins. He is the one who accepts repentance. He is the one who is Severe in punishment. He is the one who is bountiful in in giving, there is no god except Him, to him is the ultimate return. And then in verse seven, we go back to the angels that Allah says, I live in a middle and Arusha those who carry the throne and those around it. They are constantly praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. They believe in a law and what else do they do while you're still who ruin a limousine? Armando they asked forgiveness for those who believe and they pray to a law that a law you have encompassed everything

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in mercy. So forgive those who repent, forgive those who are following your way and protect them from the fire of hell or law. admit them into gardens of eternity that you have promised them and cause them and the righteous of their parents and their spouses and their children to be with them. For indeed you are the Almighty and the all wise a law practice.

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Take them from all evil deeds, what the humans say you are to protect them from evil deeds for indeed whomever you have protected from evil deeds, on that day you shall have mercy. And indeed that is the great achievement Subhan Allah, what are the angels praying for the angels are rooting for you, the angels wants you to When the angels want you to be forgiven, not just any angels, the angels that are carrying the throne of a law, the angels around the throne, the entire creation, the great the best of the best as the angels, they want to see us when and they're asking a law to protect us and they're asking a law to forgive those who turn into repentance. They're asking a law

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to make us righteous. So Oh, sinner, oh sinner, what prevents you from repenting when the entire creation of Allah wants to see piety when the greatest angels and the ones carrying the throne, they're constantly making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Oh Allah, anyone who repents except his repentance, Oh ALLAH forgive the sinner, when they come to you and ask for forgiveness. Oh, Allah caused that sinner and his family, the children, the spouse, the parents, all of them that are righteous cause them to be together in gender, you have the greatest angels making for you. So what's preventing you dear sinner from turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala and the surah as I said,

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it also mentions many beautiful names and attributes of Allah. Allah says in the Quran, verse number 14 of the surah so call upon Allah with sincere devotion to him even if the disbelievers resented or a fear it will Archie yo Kuru Hammond embryol ammonia Sherman arriba de Lune Dario Matala are a few euro dollar jet Allah is Exalted in ranks, he is the Owner of the Throne. On that day Allah says that the Day of Judgment, nothing about them will be concealed from Allah subhana wa Tada. And then in verse 17, the famous verse Lima Neil Moodle Corleone, Allah will ask to whom does the kingdom belong today? And then having no one to answer Allah will answer himself lilla helwa hidetaka How to

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Allah belongs the kingdom today and the one and the cloud is the one who conquers everything else. Allah describes himself in verse 19, as he knows this slide, deceptions of the eye and he knows what the hearts conceal. Yeah, animal How are you? What is the slight deceptions of the eye allies that we didn't know is when your eyes are sending signals and messages, when your eyes are looking at what they should not look, no one knows except you, when you look at something, what is the thoughts behind it? What is the perception if you send a hidden message or if you look at something you should not look at a lie xojo is saying this is the heart in or the deception or the treachery of

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the eyes. And Allah knows what the hearts conceal, and a lot judges with justice. And those who they call upon besides a law they cannot do any justice. Indeed, it is a law who is the hearing and the seeing the story then go the surah then goes on to the main story, which is famous in this sort of only mentioned in the sutra. And it is a relatively long story for the surah verses 24 to 46 read through this, it is about the secret convert from within the household of around war called original momentum in rd for our yocto imana who so a man who has a movement from the family of Freetown who concealed his eemaan so this is a story about the ally. Some have said this is the person who when

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he says sort of the cost of a man came from the FAR Part of the town saying almost f lee they're about to kill you Some say it is that man and some say it was another man. The point being that the surah mentions a secret convert in the family affair around. Some scholars have said it was a cousin. Some have even said it was another son of around from another wife, an actual son of fit out and destroy mentions how he tried to protect Moosa in his own way and how he tried to give Dawa to the elite people from within the palace. And this story has many, many benefits of them is that Allah subhanho wa Taala will help this religion from sources that you least expected right in the

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household of the enemy, right amongst the blood relatives of the fit out there was a convert Subhana Allah and there was an ally for Musa from the very family that was killing the Bani Israel never give up hope of a man from people whom you deem to be unrighteous look at what happened to the middle Hata look at hams out of the law one and how he gave his a to Islam at his conversion. Never give up hope a larger region will find allies for this religion from all places of the benefits as well of the story is that it is allowed for a person who converts in a hostile environment to conceal his or her faith. And there are so many people around the world today. And I know that some

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of you watching this program themselves. I've gotten emails from them and we see this on Twitter and whatnot that there are secret Congress living in societies that are persecuting Muslims.

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Go out to them. But my dear brother and sister You are not alone. You have the company of great people like the negus, the emperor of Abyssinia like as well, the movement of artists around there were many great men. And of course, we will not know the majority of them because they are secret but a lot of Xhosa knows. So realize that it is allowed to conceal your faith. If you live in a society where your circumstances are such that you will be physically harmed or persecuted and you don't have anywhere else to go, then it is forgiven turn to Allah do whatever you can, that will protect you and whatever you cannot do, inshallah, tada, you are forgiven if you're forced to do

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that. Also, we learned from this surah from the movement of artists around is that he preached in a very, very wise manner in a very indirect manner, because he did not, you know, come out to say I'm a believer in Moosa, rather, he has to pretend he's with the people or fit out. And so the language that he uses is a language that if you were an open Muslim, for example, he some some of the more overzealous would have found it problematic. So for example, in verse 28, he says that, are you going to kill a person simply because he says his God is is a law, and you know, he has brought what called the outcome will be Nassim Taleb because he has brought some evidence for in Yokosuka the

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band finally he kept the book, if he is a liar, then the lie will be against him. But if he is truthful, then what if what he is saying actually happens now Subhan, Allah, to accuse the Prophet system of lying is not something that any Muslim really does, you know, but he's not actually accusing him of lying. He's saying he might be a liar, he might be telling the truth. What if he's a liar? Well, then his lie is against you. But what if he is telling the truth? My point here is as follows this phrasing, we cannot imagine a Muslim in normal circumstances uttering this phrase, yet, the movement of artists around has to say this, because the society the people the pressure, he

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needs to balance a very delicate, you know, line between still being a part of the system that he's in, and at the same time trying to push that help. And this is something that, again, this is one of those awkward issues, I wish we had more time to go into those infamous tangents of mine. But again, we can't go there. But I need you to understand this point here. And that is that this is what you call wisdom. We need the movement of Alif around to speak in that language. Now, in our times, the problem comes in unfortunately, social media and YouTube and Twitter does have this problem of that anybody, anybody with zero credentials can have access to the entire globe. And so imagine one of

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these, you know, youngsters with this overzealousness this type of phrasing immediately, they would say, Oh my God, this guy's a sellout. This guy is pretending to be louder. He's saying that the Prophet might be a liar. And again, their harshness and rashness and brashness, and naivety and Neo fit, all of this comes in together. And again, you have those innocent people that are all you know, that kid has a point, why didn't the moment of adequate I'll be blunt and straight and speak to Hulk and whatnot. But see, this is where wisdom is different from, you know, infant tile, you know, lack of wisdom, let's just call it really is an overzealousness, that doesn't have any sense of reality,

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the movement of artists around had to speak in that language, and it was effective, he managed to, you know, create a safe space for certain things to be done. If that wasn't there. If he were to be as blunt as some of the youngsters might have wanted it to be, he would not have gotten there. And again, this shows us that people work in different ways. And people with different statuses, different, different niches, different audiences, they have to have their own ways of preaching the truth. And we need to understand that there are plenty of Mormons of our different own in all types of lines and places, and they have to speak and preach in ways that, you know, they're not that it's

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not a lie, what he said, we're never allowed to lie ever about our faith, unless we are physically being forced out, you know, torture, but otherwise, what he is saying is technically true, he might be a liar, in which case the lies against him, but what if he's telling the truth, and so we have to be cognizant of what really wisdom is bottom line. Don't listen to people that don't have much experience and wisdom, even if their tongue sound eloquent, follow those that are genuinely people of knowledge and people that have a track record of wisdom and that allows you to make all of us amongst them. Another point we can benefit from this story is that Allah subhana wa Taala will

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protect those who believe and turn to him that Allah says in the Quran, verse 45, fellow call hola who say tema Makoto, so Allah protected him from all of the evil designs that they had against him their evil scheming, and so those who put their faith faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala they shall be protected by a law. The story then goes on to describe some conversations between the people of janam It is as if this argumentation happening in the palace between the visitors of Fidel and the people of fit out that they will continue Of course,

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Minus the person who was saved. And all of that arguing will take place that who is the worst And whose fault was it all. And again, the Quran always mentioned this bickering, and we don't want to be amongst those people that will be bickering in this world or in the hereafter. And then the surah concludes with a very clear warning, verse 83, that when their messengers came to them with clear proofs, 30 will be more in the home minister in me, they rejoiced with the knowledge that they thought they had. And they used that knowledge to ridicule what the messengers came with Subhana Allah, this is a very scary verse, that the knowledge that we have, if it is not in conformity with

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what the messengers come with, that knowledge has the potential to misguide us, we have to assess our knowledge. If we are believers, we have to assess our paradigm, we have to assess our values, our morality, or ethics or whatever we think to be right and wrong. The ultimate criterion is what comes from the messengers that is where guidance lies. Otherwise, every society thinks that it is rightly guided, and every society has its own version of guidance. And we are born in a particular time, particular place, absorbing certain values. And this is one of the biggest problems we see in our times as well over and over again, the clash between what we think should be right and wrong

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versus what the Quran comes with. Notice this verse here, that when the messengers came to them, they thought that their knowledge was better than the knowledge of the messenger Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, what knowledge can be more authentic than the knowledge of our limo lady was Shahada, the knowledge that is coming from the Creator of the heavens and the earth, don't be amongst those people don't use any misguided knowledge you have to oppose the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah. The final verse will do today is to the full salat, and it is mid sized surah, five and a half, six pages, it is a murky surah. As we said, all of these are mechi sutras and it is 54 verses.

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And for Silla, it means that which is perfectly explained. And one of the main themes of the surah is to talk about the Quran. And the term facilite is used multiple times twice in the surah. To describe the Quran that the Quran is facilite which means perfectly explain everything explains everything else in the Koran. And one of the main themes of the surah is to discuss the Quran and the message of the Quran. And the fate of those who rejected this message. It is said that our Prophet sallallahu Sallam recited Surah facilite to one of the Quraysh who wanted to negotiate with him and offered him a bribe and said, do whatever we'll give you this will give you that and if you

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just give up your religion, so the prophet SAW some recited surah for sailors and the hora she became very flustered and very agitated. And he realized that this is not something that you know, he is dealing with that is that is that is from this world, it is something that is divine. And he rushed back to the to the famous analogy, or the famous Council of the people of the chorus. And the chorus saw him and said this person that is coming back, he doesn't seem to be the same person that has left the impact of sort of wholesalers on that leader from the sort of full service begins by describing the Koran and those who rejected verses one to eight. And then allies origin mentions how

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he created the creation in the stages of the creation verses nine to 12. And allies origin mentions that he told the heavens and the earth to cleft asunder and to come together and they obeyed the commandment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes a scene from the Day of Judgment. And even though the scene is meant for the enemies of a law, still, we should be careful that no portion of it applies to us. Verse 19. On that day, the enemies of Allah will be herded into the fire of hell, until when they have reached it, their eyes and their ears and their skins will all testify against them what they used to do, and then they will say after all of this

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to their own skins, why did you testify against us? The skins will respond to them, that Allah azza wa jal who made all things speak, he made us speak as well. And then Allah says, You never ever thought to hide yourself from your own skins your own hearing your own seeing, you never thought that those entities of your own yours would bear witness against you. And you assume that a law azzawajal was unaware of much of what you do. We don't want to be like this, even though the verse primarily applies to the enemies of a law, but still, we don't want our skins to testify against our eyes to testify against us. We try to utilize all of the blessings of Allah for the worship of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. Also sort of facilite is really well known for a section that is commonly recited in the Salawat as well, verses 30 to 38, which ends in a prostration and it gives glad tidings to the believers in the larina call Robin Allah who must acabo those who say a lot is our Lord and then they remain firm in that the angels will descend upon them in ranks.

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In ranks, our Prophet system said this is at the time of death. When the person is about to die, he will see angels everywhere. And the angels will say a lot a half one attacks. No, don't be scared about what you're about to face. And don't worry about your family that you're leaving behind. Now. Hello, Leo, welcome. We are your allies and protectors, we took care of you throughout and will take care of you as well. On an on New Zealand and hakoda Rahim, this is a hospitality that a lot of xojo will afford and the Rahim is giving to you. And then Allah says who does a better job woman. So Napoleon who does something better than the one who calls to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he himself

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does good deeds, and acts with integrity. And he says, I am from those who submit to Allah, we want to be in that category. We want to wonder about to die, the angels to surround us have beautiful faces so that we feel comfort, we don't feel terror. We want to be welcomed by these armies of beautiful angels that will tell us Don't worry, don't fear, we're going to protect you, we'll take care of you and we'll take care of your family as well. And they will take us up to Allah subhanahu wa tada how do we get there? The one who calls to the way of the law and who acts with integrity, and who says I am from the Muslim in and then Allah says, while I still will have said that to what

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I say yeah, good and evil are never the same, repel evil with good. And you shall see that the person who was your worst enemy will become your best friend, but none will attain that level except those who persevere and are firm, and none will attain that level, except those who are very fortunate. And a lot of xojo tells us here Good and Evil are never the same. Always dear Muslim, always in any situation. Try to be the better of the two for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. That's the goal that we have. And if you're able to repel some bad matters, some, you know, slurs some negativity with a positive, try your best to do that. Even if you think you're going to lose

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that one incident in the long run you shall be the winner. And in the long run, it is that person who will be the one who is successful. And again, this is the general rule and I've given other lectures about sometimes you do have to respond and in kind entities are allowed to do that. But the general rule is that you try your best to return an evil with good if somebody says something vulgar something nasty, you just smile and say may allows you to guide me and you to that which is best Simple as that general you know, something nice to do. And perhaps perhaps if you return that nastiness with a good comment, if you do something positive, perhaps your worst enemy will realize

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you know what, I was really being a bad person and I should you know, repent and turn over a new leaf and this is something that those who have tried this they know it actually works and of course it is going to work.

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Because Allah subhana wa tada has said that it is going to work.

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And then Allah subhana wa tada says, verse 36, that if any temptation comes from the Shaitaan, then seek refuge in a law anytime your anger is boiling, anytime you want to do something that you should not be doing, instead of acting upon it, say who the biller him initiate upon your regime, because anger is one of the tactics of shape and especially when you're having some type of back and forth your blood is just about to boil. Look, you need to turn to a law and turning to a low will calm you down so allows you to sing these types of situations. Again, the vicar of a law is always of paramount importance. And the surah then returns to describing the Quran the concluding passage is a

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very beautiful passage verses 45 onwards that Ally's origin mentions that this is a book that la Yachty Hill Bell two Min benei a day he while I'm unhealthy he 10 zero min Hakeem and Hamid battle falsehood evil cannot even approach the Quran, neither from before it or behind it from no direction can evil approach the Quran. It is indeed attenzione revelation from the one who is Isaiah is the one who is all powerful, the one who is all mighty, and in this section as well. Allah says, if we had given the Quran to you an outer prophet in a language that was not Arabic, they would have said What is this an Arabic prophet with a non Arabic book out or be you and why Jimmy This is in the

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horn here that the reason why the Quran is in Arabic is because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an Arab, and of course the language has to be Arabic. And some people ask that why is the Quran in Arabic why not in another language? And the reality is that if it had been in any other language, all other people would have asked the same question. It had to have been in some language and Allah azza wa jal chose the best language and if you study the intricacies of Arabic and you study how Arabic works, and the issues of morphology and sort of any number one sort of and Balala, you will understand and this is something that is well known that Arabic is indeed the most not one

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of the most

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It is the most eloquent language on earth, and Eliza chose Arabic for this reason no other language can do what Arabic does the language branch of Arabic, which is the Semitic languages, it is a very unique branch with heart which has tools within it that no other language has. And that's definitely beyond the scope of this lecture. But the point is that I wanted to make this point before I conclude that it is understandable that us who are non Arabs, and I am a non Arab as well that we do find impediments to fully appreciate the Quran, because of our own upbringing. We weren't taught Arabic, two points here, first and foremost, you will still understand and appreciate some beauty of

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the Quran. Even if you go through a translation and even if you listen to the Arabic, that is enough for you to inshallah, to Allah be a good Muslim and enter gender. But no doubt if you want it to go advanced and you want it to study, or you want it to appreciate the Koran in its original, then you do need to study the Arabic language, but that is again for those who want to dedicate themselves. And in the end of the day, Allah chose the language that was the best. And as I said, if you study the intricacies of Arabic, you will begin to understand no language would ever have been able to do what the Arabic of the Koran is able to do. And so Allah chose the best language for the best

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prophet for the best time in place. And that is why Allah says that it is a Koran an alpha V and the origin it is a pure Arabic Quran. And Allah says we gave this Koran to an Arabic so that they can understand and Allah says the Prophet system is an Arab, and he was given an Arabic Koran if he were to be given a non Arabic Quran that would have been nonsensical out of the Yun work archenemy. And then the surah concludes, verse 53, and 54 century him, Tina filled frankly with you and forcing him, we will continue to show them signs, the miracles are going to be everywhere for them all around them in the heavens, and even in their souls. The miracles are always there, the miracle of

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the existence of Allah the miracles that prove that Allah is one the miracles that prove that a lot as a widget as a creator, and the miracle that proves that the prophets ism is a prophet, that's the Quran. So the miracles of creation will always be there. And the miracle of the Quran will always be there. So anyone who wants the truth, there are too many miracles for them to look around. And Allah says we will continue to show them these miracles of our proofs all around them, and even within themselves, they will realize until those who want to know we'll find the truth had to get a loan unknown to help our premier figure a bigger and wider coalition Shaheed, isn't it sufficient that

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Indeed, Allah azza wa jal is a witness over all matters and things and we ask Allah azza wa jal to make sure that we ask Allah azzawajal to ensure that the Quran remains a guidance for us until we die. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to have those righteous worshipers whose hearts and whose chests are open to the religion of Islam and who are guided by the light of Allah subhana wa tada and whose hearts soften at the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and for those that are watching live remember tonight is an odd night so do some extra actions of worship. May Allah azza wa jal make us of those who are standing on later to other was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh