Why We are Tested – The Wisdom of Trials for The Believer

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Yasir Qadhi

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Episode Notes

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi gives an excellent and illuminating talk for anyone amongst the Muslims seeking patience during hardship. These times are marked by great trials and hence this advice is the need of the hour for our current generation.

More often than not, when we are tested, we fail to comprehend the purpose behind this test and end up questioning ourselves whether Allah is testing us or is this the result of a sin committed by us.

Behind Allah’s tests are wisdoms that are unfathomable and incomprehensible. 

Episode Transcript

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hamdulillah Isla De Niro

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Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Camden County Daniella Bullock

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be in Moscow very Kareem

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was salat wa salam ala rasulillah. Allah Allah, he was Safi Allah.

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May Allah forgive you for that highly exaggerated

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introduction with a lot of stretching of the facts. I am not the first person in human history

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to study Islamic sciences and then study in the West. from Missouri we have Do you know who we are probably from Morocco, a

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generation ago shelter in Holland, he was actually one of the first who was a great alum in the 1930s and 40s. And he went to Germany, one of the first odema to study in the western academia. And he got a PhD from University of Berlin. We have also shell Jaffa Idris from Sudan, who got his PhD in philosophy from University of London, we have chef Muslim is a DLT, who is the only person along with me, who has a undergraduate from Medina and a PhD from an Ivy League. He got it from Harvard. And I won't hold it against him and I got it from you. Internal joke, if you don't get it, don't worry about it. But I'm not the only person and there are many good people in The Omen hamdulillah

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Al Hamdulillah. In any case, so the topic today, and I know it's a weekday and I appreciate the fact that tomorrow, you all have to go to work. And I also have to go and do some work as well. I'm going to try to keep this in shallow data within an hour. And so Pamela I don't know whether it was intentionally or unintentionally but our chefs and our product and one of the most

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eloquent or raw of the entire world What does music Kerala Haida luteum is not a Muslim leader would he recited the beginning of Sudan Caboose and I don't know if you did this on purpose or it just happens like that on purpose. Okay. You should have just been quiet I would have said it.

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And of course it is absolutely related to our topic at hand. It is absolutely ready to our topic at hand and if meme has evenness to a neutral upon your poodle amen

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Alif Lam me and these are of the letters as you know that only Allah knows their meaning and their opinions what they are and then on the Oban was still after the opinions did mankind think that they would be left alone

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without being tested? Simply by saying we believe and yaku Amanda home life channel see the topic today we're going to talk about is why so many tests and trials what's the wisdom? Why are there so many mudjacking Phaeton What's going on? Personal domestic national community Society International? What why you think one fitness bad enough another one comes. And in the origin and in the sooner there are at least at least two dozen explicit verses and ahaadeeth. And we don't even have time in one lecture to go over all of them. But of them is what our Imam just recited? Did people think that we would let them be simply saying we believe without sending down Phaeton? What are the attendant

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larina? No problem we have tested people before. Meaning Do you think you're so special? Do you think you're exceptional? Do you think that you are different from the people before and the people after? Why should there be a different set of skills for you? Everybody was tested? What are the attendant they didn't accompany him? We tested the people before we're going to test the people afterwards. What is the purpose? What is the goal? Allah mentions explicitly Fela and Amanda labuda. Dean of sada where they are and Amanda, Kathy, this is crystal clear. What is the goal of these fittings and tests? And ever surety Allah will know those who are speaking the truth when they say

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we believe and those who are lying when they say we believe everybody in this audience say we are Muslim, you wouldn't be sitting here if you didn't say that. We all say the same thing. But we all know our level of Eman is different. Our level of speech is exactly the same. I could get you to recite the Karima and we would be 110% in equal voicing it. But we're lucky we all know some amongst us Mashallah there might be a

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there and others We ask Allah is refuge.

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The terror of Hope is the same, but the happy outcome is different. So the goal of these fitten The goal is to make sure that our telephone meets our reality, and that on Judgement Day, we will then get what we earn and what we deserve. And in fact, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam predicted, predicted that this oma in particular it will be tested in many ways. In a beautiful Hadith narrated in the Sahih Muslim, narrated by Abdullah have been nominated and aos our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it is an obligation on every prophet to warn his followers of what he knows for their benefit, he needs to tell them

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and I have been told that my oma, my oma,

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it has been tested in its later times. And the earlier times shall be the more blessing of times during the alpha to haathi awada. The earlier times the Sahaba themselves, the era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It was a blessing era, the conquest of Makkah took place, they saw the collapse of the sassanid Empire, one victory after another in all of human history, you want to talk about something unique, I'll tell you something unique is called the generation of the Slava in all of human history, I challenge you to find in one generation, one civilization spread from China all the way to underneath, it never once happened, except in the time of the Sahaba into their own. They

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saw the alfia they saw the beauty they saw the blessings in the beginning time, then our Prophet salallahu it was set up set in the same ad. As for its later generations, they shall be tested

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and not true is will be full of them, that they will not understand. What's the

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data on what we'll move on to Kiruna

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matters will be full, they're gonna reject what's going on. Why is this happening?

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And our Profit System said every time a fitna will come, the believer will say, has he modelica t, this fitna will destroy me I will not be able to last some mutton cashew, then Allah will lift the fitna what a G another fitness gonna come for your whole movement the movement will say hi, these are the this is the one this is the one in another had eaten Buhari our promises and gave us a very stark reminder. He said every generation will be tested worse than the one before it until that the gel comes out. In other words, overall, in some aspects, the situation will get worse and in others it will get better by the way, but in some aspects, the situation will get worse to worse until the

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job comes into the job is the worst of all fitting. In yet another Hadith in Sahih Muslim our Prophet sister was sitting on the roof and there was just two or three Sahaba with him on the roof of his house. He couldn't have sat on the roof of his Masjid because his Masjid was not plastered. His Masjid had a roof made out of what

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day pumps leaves, he couldn't sit on the edge of his room. But his house had plaster that I mean, you know the mud, he was sitting on the roof of his house, and there were two or three Sahaba and he looked around and he said, I see fit and falling upon you. Our scholars say by you. He meant not just us however but the oma I see fit and falling upon you like the drops of rain.

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Like the drops of rain, you can't protect yourself from it, you're going to get wet at some level. So all of these are heavy, they present a stark reminder that there are going to be trials and tribulations. They're going to be issues and calamities that we will find difficult we will reject at times we might even think that they will destroy us however he is going to destroy me.

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So what exactly is a fitna and what is the purpose of a fitna? The Arabic word putana means to sift through and to separate the good from the evil.

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And that is why in classical Arabic pre Islamic Arabic, a goldsmith was called fat tan. The Goldsmith was called but

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the one who will take raw gold from the ground and he will extract the pure gold from the raw material. He was called photon

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Why? Because his purpose was to take this raw gold forward into a furnace. And from the furnace he will separate the pure gold from the rocks and the filth and the useless material. He caused a fitna to the raw gold. And the result was pure gold versus filth and rock. This is the Arabic meaning of fitna.

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And so when the Quran came, it took that meaning and applied it to the religious level. It applied it to the religious level, and our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah. He was setting them mentioned in an authentic hadith that every time a fitna is shown to the art it has one of two options.

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It can either reject that fitna and pass the test, and so the heart becomes pure and pure, or it can absorb the fitna and that fitna will then polluted like a dot, it's gonna be a dot, then the second fitna come, either reject or absorb the third fifth nakum either reject or absorb, and as one halt rejects fitness, it gains an immunity to reject the next witness.

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And as the heart accepts one fitna, it loses its immunity to reject the next fit and you guys following this right? Until this is all a paraphrase of it. Until our Profit System said, there will be no hearts except one of two.

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There will be only two types of artists, either a pure mithila Safa like white light snow,

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or like filthy, putrid, decaying,

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like something that is just rotten to the core, there will be no third category other than these two. So all of this put together brothers and sisters, we learn that fitness are a part and parcel of a man and of life and that Allah azza wa jal will test us. And these tests are many By the way, there are many, there are tests at the individual level between you and alone.

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There are tests at the family level.

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There are tests at the community level. There are tests at the national level and of course, there are tests at the international level. Our life is full of tests, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in particular various types of tests and the Quran mentions very specific types of tests of the types of tests that is a very, very dangerous one and deserves a whole topic but we don't have time to do that. I'll just mention it. Our Profit System said every oma has one special pfitzner that our VA will send to that woman. One special test.

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a decrease in telomere telomere divide. It was authentic. What in pfitzner oma t n.

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The fits in of my oma is Mad Money.

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Now you will say money, why is what everybody has What money? do realize my dear brothers and sisters that the majority of Muslim nations before our Prophet solo and he was sending them, you know, Muslims were around since the time of Adam, every oma is Muslim, the majority of previous woman were poor and persecuted. The majority of previous women were poor and persecuted the Bani Israel for much of their history, the Christians in the title of Isa, and right after Easter, the Romans would literally tear them light them on fire for torture and pleasure would have wolves eat them alive for pleasure read his history of the early early Christians, the followers of Jesus, most

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of the members before us were persecuted and poor.

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Our Ummah, our prophecies and gave a prediction, and will lie is an amazing prediction because when he said it, he himself could not eat two meals full to his date as a loved one has said Martha Rasulullah is a semi processed lamb died, and never once in his life never once did he eat two meals to his full

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body. Never once did he eat two meals to his children one day. At a time when the Sahaba did not see that wealth that came in even one generation later. They didn't see it. Our Profit System said I will tell you what your fitna is, and that fitna is Money. Money. Hadith is in Buhari our Prophet system said when South Africa came from beheading and

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He gave it to the Sahaba left and right. And he saw people eagerly taking the money, the better ones had come. They wanted the money, he gave it to them. And he said, Take this money take it for a law he learned for corruption. I'm not worried that you're going to be poor. He said this one they were all poor. He said this one they didn't know what riches was. He said this one down I was in the Muslims did not have a civilization. They were still at that time, unlettered and and educated, they did not have the power of the Romans and the strength of the Persians, they did not have their own currency, they did not have libraries and institutions he did, he said it when they had not yet

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established themselves within one generation that will be ruling the world, he predicted this, he said, for one law, he will actually come, I am not worried that you're going to be poor after me. What I am worried is that Allah will open the doors of risk upon you. And money will form upon you enough as to how you're going to raise one another to get that money. You're going to be jumping over each other in English, we call it the rat race, you're going to be jumping over in order to get that money. And in that race, you will be destroyed like the peoples before you were destroyed. So he predicted the fitness of money, other fitness that he predicted, and in the Quran as well. of the

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fitness that he predicted in the in the Koran and also in the Hadith of the Prophet of Allah says in the Quran, Allah, bow, bottomly bow limb fitna 10, at hospital,

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we have made groups of you to be fits in us for other groups.

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We have made groups of you to be fitness for other groups, which are not only problem fitting attend across the room.

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What does this mean? We have made some of you fitness for others. You look at the books of the early books of Tafseer. And you find a lot of commentary on this verse. It's actually very beautiful. It's also a very, very profound verse of the Quran, which is liberland fits now. We made some of you as a test in a trial unto others, our scholars give literally 20 examples, and even these are not exhaustive. Basically, every one of us without exception is a test for somebody else. And someone else is a test for us.

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Whatever category you put yourself in whatever box you take, you are a test and a trial for somebody else. If you are rich. You're a test for the poor.

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If you're poor, you are a test for the rich. It's a two way street. Because if you're rich, what do you do with your money? If you're poor? Is your poverty gonna cause you to to go to how long to get money? Are you going to feel the type of jealousy for the rich it's a test for everybody. Men are a fitna to women. Women are a fitna to men.

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The rulers are a fitna to the rules. The rules are a fitna to those who rule.

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Every single nation that is at war with another is a fitna to that nation and vice versa. Will you be fair? Will you be just every two group of people that are fighting bickering, there is a fitna to one another. Are you going to act in accordance with the shutting up? So what's your battle welcome the battle in fitna. We have made groups of you to be tests and trials to others. What is the goal of that atrocity rune Will You Be patient at this trial. So this is yet another type of fitna. And of course, included in this is the fitness of the friction in interaction with others. We saw this in the earliest of times between the Sahaba it is a chapter that we don't like to talk a lot about,

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and it is good to not talk about it. But we should know generically. And our Profit System predicted this in multiple ahaadeeth. Even those great people who all loved one has messenger, and whom Allah said Robbie, your loved one home Waterloo.

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All of the Sahaba we respected them. This is what makes us 100 sooner. Well, Gemma, what does that term mean? That Gemma here means the Jamaat of the companions, we respect the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is one principle of athletes have faith that unites all of the people who respect the sundown.

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Yet those people who we respect,

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they didn't always get along.

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And sometimes they're not getting along led to actual violence between them. We saw this in the earliest of times, the Battle of Safin, the Battle of jemen the issues of why we are the loved one and and

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Hussain rhodiola one, these are dark chapters, we don't like to talk about them in detail. And frankly, we shouldn't talk about them in detail, it is best to gloss over them. Mr. Mohammed was asked about those trials of the Sahaba. And he said, that was a timeframe. A law saved our swords from having to pick sides. So let us save our tongues from having to pick sides now.

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That was a timeframe. A law protected us if we were alive, what would we do? I shot on the one side here, I'll be there. What are you gonna do? We're gonna choose. That was a timeframe. A lot protected us. A lot protected us we didn't have to choose our swords. So why do you want to choose your tongues 1000 years later, be quiet or do blah, blah. So we shouldn't talk too much in detail. And it is best to be generic, it is best. But it is also useful to point out that you can have a man and you can have Taqwa. And you can still disagree with the person of Mr. McDonald.

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You can have a man and you can have duck Wah, you can be a good person. And you can still disagree. You can still have minor issues. It is human nature to do that. And it is authentically narrated that audio of Yamaha and one of his one of his people around him. He said something harsh and nasty about the other side, about the other side. And the other of your loved one got angry at him. How dare you say that about food and the other person? How dare you say that? And the man said, are we ever moving? Aren't we fighting them? I mean, why can't I say something bad? Aren't we fighting them? And I'll do the law. One who said Well, listen to this, listen to this law. He I swear by

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Allah. I hope and desire that me and him are as a law described in the Quran, one as that Matthew sudo Rahim in healin is one and other pseudonym would have been. This is a verse in the Quran that Allah describes the people of genda Okay, this is a verse in the Quran, in Surah

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hedger, hedger that describes the people of gentlemen, one is that Murphy's will do to him inhale, we shall remove the the anger, the rancor, the animosity, we shall remove the animosity that is in their hearts.

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And we shall make those that were enemies in this world, brothers in general are facing one another.

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Now it will be a loved one was literally fighting with swords the other party because of a misunderstanding. Again, I don't want to go into too much detail. It was a misunderstanding, there were people that took advantage of that, had it been up to the two individuals that would have been reconciled. So Panama hadn't been up to those two, they would have found a peace treaty. But there are people lurking that love to exacerbate, there are people lurking that love to make a small thing much bigger. And those people at that time will call the average. And they made a small issue much bigger than it is. And they cause two people with minor disagreements to become two armies with

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fists and swords, fighting one another.

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But listen, the temperament and cool in the leadership

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was still there, believe it or not, so much so that I did on the last one for varied for Bade that the other person be cursed, or something evil said of him. And he said, I hope that in sha Allah, huzzah, me and him will be together in Jana, it one and other sort of him with albinism, you see, this is what you call a man.

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This is what you call genuine eemaan and dakhla. To understand a personal difference, and you separate it from the religion, he knew it's a personal difference. And by the way, people even better than him had that personal difference, but they overcame it and have the most funny stories. And it is funny because they overcame it. They didn't have any major fights. People like aboubaker, the Allahu anhu. They had a times minor issues, trivial points here and there, but they were the best of friends and will lie brothers and sisters really, sometimes don't you have a minor issue with your best friend. Sometimes Don't you have some harsh words that you like both calm down and

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you make up? This is human nature, right? I will walk around your loved one home multiple times in the theater when you read it. Sometimes something very trivial happened between the two of them, and at times hours would go by and they wouldn't talk to one another and then they would come and they would Sahiba

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Howdy, howdy brothers Sejuani idea that the profitsystem was sitting with a walker number. And he gave a suggestion like, what do you think we should do? And Omar said, let's do this for the long run, let's do such and such. And a worker said, No, I disagree. I think we should do that. So he in front of the processor, almost said, a worker said, Why are Omar turned to a worker and said, well, wha hoo. You only said why because I said x

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editors in Buhari merata in the Philippines, right? You only said this, because I said that you wanted to present something else like your unique to the process of them. A worker said wah wah, he I did. And I wanted to say, Well, you did. And the both of them began to raise their voices and who is sitting in front of them?

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Our say, our maybe our social system, he said, it is not befitting that voices are raised in my presence. And what happened? What do you think happened? The both of them.

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This is what you call a man. And

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sometimes things happen. Sometimes, you know, you don't always have to agree 110%, which are unbearable, and fitna, across the room, at hospital. And you know, there are other incidences as well. And again, these are things that should not be mentioned in too much detail. But it's good to know, because we sometimes have this this this romanticized picture of the Sahaba that they're not human beings.

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And to study their stories and humanize them, we're lucky we feel a sense of relief that Okay, you know what they're humans. Sometimes we present pictures of the Sahaba. It is as if they're like angels walking on the earth. And to realize they're not angels, but they are the best of mortals, we can actually then connect with them. Multiple minor issues happened between the Sahaba. And guess what they dealt with it, they got around it, they made up and sometimes they didn't. And sometimes they went to war. And sometimes, sometimes some Sahaba left the city because another Sahabi was there. I just don't want to be in the presence and they go live somewhere else. It happens. It's not

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the end of the world. You don't have to get along with everybody. But you must maintain the law and the protocol of Islam, which are unavailable.

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at us, B rune. This is another fitna that takes place as well. Now I want to kind of sort of wrap up a little bit as well in terms of the goal and purpose of a fitting over trial and tribulation and what we should do overall and again, this is a generic talk dealing with all types of hits. And obviously so much can be said. What are some of the goals of a fitting a Why does Allah subhana wa tada cause fitna? Well, we already mentioned one of the main goals and that is to test our actions, to see whether what we say matches our belief. There's another wisdom and goal as well. And that wisdom and goal is that times of Fitton should cause us to turn to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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when the going gets tough,

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the tough turn to Allah.

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Fitness should make the heart soft. Our process of said Hadith is in this area was sending my mother's essence.

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worshiping Allah during times of fitna shall get the rewards of making hedgerow to me in this time of Makkah and Medina Khadija Ratan Elijah,

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Reba to feel fitna worshipping a lot during times of fitna. Now why so How so? So parallel? We are we're lucky living in a blessed Cid location compared to our Rohingya brothers and sisters compared to our Syrian brothers and sisters compared to our Uighur Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah azza wa jal ease their pain and suffering.

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It is almost impossible for them to worship alone.

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Even if they had the time

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their son has been killed, their house has been destroyed. Civil War is taking place. How will they concentrate in Salah? What would they have

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been in that for sure. And in that worship, they will find the piece that they need. And when they gained that piece our Prophet system said worshiping a lot during times of fitna, it is like migrating to me.

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So of the of the wisdoms of a fitna is that rather than exacerbate the fitna at the human level, us humans who are subjugated to the fitna should turn to Allah subhana wa

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Increase our Eva. And this is proven in many, many headings in the process as well. of them the generic idea that whenever some troubling news came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he would rush to stand up inside out whenever he was irritated troubled whenever some bad news game army going to attack something he would rush to stand inside out. Also a decrease in Buhari as well that once our profits the lesson woke up in the middle of the night. And he said and he pointed he put his fingers like this, and he said

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a hole this big has been opened up from the wall of yet Julian George

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who shall wake up those that are sleeping so that they can pray.

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What what's the causation? Yeah, Jewish, Jewish, co sleeping pray, what's going on? What do we just say at times of fitna, what do you do? Increase your ibaka notice the direct linkage okay. Direct linkage fitness going up social Jory bada next time a fitna happens to me are you

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rush to Salah rush to victory. And of the most important types of a bar during fitna is to our

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to our

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Salah is Jehovah Suna turbo Why didn't they make do our to us what our punishment is coming down? I mean what how much more explicit do you want? Why didn't they make do

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when they tasted our punishment? As soon as the punishment game if they had made to have the punishment would have been lifted up. This is in the Quran.

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Allah,

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Allah I can process boo boo home, but because their hearts became hard, they didn't turn to Allah and so the bad became worse. So during times of fitna turn to Allah, Salah Vicar

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don't make the fitna worse by your tongue amongst humans before you make dua to Allah azza wa jal. This is the wisdoms of a fitna as well. during times of fitna as well during times of fitna.

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It is wise to remind people of the purpose of fitna all too often when a fitna happens, we get caught up in emotions.

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And we don't think straight. We have to realize this is what separates the wise man from the foolish man. And also it is what separates a scholar from the lay person.

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The scholar and by scholar I don't just mean somebody who has memorized books or fifth.

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Because scholarship is not the same as memory. You can memorize books and graduate from Medina University, but you don't understand the situation still, because understanding is other than memorizing. The true scholar knows and also understands. A scholar can spot a fitna when it's coming. Once the fitna has gone and left, everybody knows it's a fitna.

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So during times of fitna, one of the most important things to do is to find true, prudent

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and wise people, aroma of the religion and wise people who know, whatever the fitna might be, whether it's political science, whether it's whatever is happening, because you see, Rama have a speciality.

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And Rama as well are not specialists in everything. I am not a political analyst. I'm not a social worker, I'm not an anthropologist, go to the person have expertise in whatever field it is, and generally speaking, the Fitton of our times, transcend only religious fit and we are having political crises right now. We're having Islamophobia crises right now. We're having crises of a social nature, generally speaking, or them I know a little bit and other scientists know a little bit and they need to come together and discuss what is going on. But my point is, I'm kind of straying from the point. The point is, during times of fitna, listen to the people of knowledge

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in the story of qarun.

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In the story of Purim in the in the Koran when Allah mentions the wealth of our own,

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it was a fitna to see a person who had that much wealth. He was richer than Bill Gates or anybody else of our times for his time. He was richer than the richest person of our times as the largest scribes in the Koran that dig

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He's to his treasure chests. He actually had treasure chest the treasure chests of old were as big as this desk. They weren't like the small little boxes we have the treasure chest of old were as big as this big desk over here. The keys to his treasure chest. His treasure chest bars of gold, silver diamond rubies emeralds, the keys could barely be lifted by a group of like a dozen men barely they could lift the keys. He has 1000s of treasure chests. This is our own. And when he would walk in his entourage, the finery the silk, the velvet, the camels, the horses, the embroidery. It was a fitna people would come and salivate. Looking at his wealth.

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There was only one group that saw through the fitna.

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There was one group only that saw through the fitna. Which group is that? were called Xena. ilma while imana wayna

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one group saw through the fitna, even the Muslim masses was a Muslim Mimosa was amongst the Muslims. He was the Muslim of that time. Even the Muslim masses went with it.

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There was but one group that saw through the fitna

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so much so that when they spoke to the other Muslim masses, those Muslim masses Get out of here. What are you talking about? I want to be like, Who are you? What are you gonna tell us? Our epi like cartoon?

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And then what happens a lot says for concessionary

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we opened up the earth and swallowed him.

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And the same people that were criticizing do it with Emma. They said, add him to the law. Because we deserve to be with our own. But your wisdom saved us.

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So from this we learn and our scholars say this when the fitna is coming, only the Adam can recognize it. Once the fitna has destroyed wreaked havoc, done everything and left Mashallah, everybody becomes an alum and recognizes the fitna.

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So one thing we learned them during times of fitna, don't let your emotions speak.

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Go to the people of wisdom. And when I say I'm gonna be very clear here, and again, allow me to be a little bit critical.

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One of our problems overall as an Omar and I speak with my utmost respect to the people, and to a small extent I'm amongst them. We don't understand the purpose of an atom and the role of an atom.

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And Adam has an expertise, asked the atom of his expertise. If you're going to ask the atom something beyond his expertise, you are putting the item in a position doesn't deserve. So when the item gives you something wrong, you need to blame yourself before you blame the item because you shouldn't have come to the item before you ask him that question.

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And it is your job to find out what is the expertise of this animal.

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Even amongst the red Mr. Class, there are people that are experts.

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It is your job to find out what is the area of expertise.

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Shahab did Kareem over here he is Masha Allah caught with American middle karate lash era with all of it show hidden The show was terrible art and the all of the tour and whatnot. You go and ask him the most advanced question. How would they kind of read this verse as what is key sorry, and what do you think has played a part in this? And Mashallah, he will tell you from the top of his head. You come to me as a shoe, you know, I don't know I'll have to look it up. Not my expertise. Coming to the wrong person, you should have done your job. It's not my job to teach you the advanced karate. I did not graduate from the College of Oregon.

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Studied, I did not study that. Okay.

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Let me tell you what happened in my own messages. I'm not exaggerating at all. Some people they love their own image so much. They just put them on this pedestal way up there. I'm not exaggerating. One of the people came from images. He handed me some Dow Jones papers, you know from stocks, I was sure which investment fund Do you think I should put my money in?

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What

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even if you bought me an engineering question, I understand at least I have an engineering degree. But finance Dow Jones, our charts of wisdom. What like, sure was your the shift, right?

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Like what do you think the shift is gonna

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advise you which mutual fund to put in on the Dow Jones index right? Now, this is a real example of not exaggerating, but you know, there are examples that are a little bit more gray.

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And it is your job and sometimes it's also the chef's job. See the problem comes, we are also human beings. Hmm. If I had wanted to May Allah protect me if I had wanted to? I could have said, huh, Okay, I see. Oh, you see that little chart over there? Oh, this has number three, bad number here. I could have just made it up and the guy would have been Zhao h zharkova. And he would have taken it correct. Because he's already put me in that level. Correct. But see, guess what, I'm a human being. What if shape on comes May Allah protect me? protect all of our What if shaytaan comes and says, Yes, sir. You can't show him you're ignorant.

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We are human beings. You can't show me you're gonna just say something. Or with a Bella, Bella, may Allah protect me a hobo and all of us. But it's a miss fitna for us and if it's not for you, or your loved one, he and this is Roman, he was walking, and he saw obey even can and who is obey, obey is the quality of the Quran. Obey the prophets are sort of said, Whoever wants to read the Koran fresh as it was revealed. Let him learn the Quran from obey.

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Obey. Obey was walking in the soup. And he had an entourage of students around him to Loveland.

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He had a group, like the celebrities of our times. This was the first time celebrity chef begins a

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role model the loved one took a stick.

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said What did I do?

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I mean, what did I do? And Omar said, Listen to this.

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Obey. This is a fitna, we're talking about fitna. This is a fitna for the one who follows and the one who is followed

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your ego and their dependence on you stop portraying this coat of a personality

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Subhan Allah, this is obey. What then do you think of miniscule people like me or anybody else? I will do. And by the way, I'm a big critic of this culture of, of celebrity chef dumb. I'm a big critic of it, even as I know that I'm one of the causes of every other build up. I don't like it. I hate it and Allah is my witness. I hate it.

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It's a pfitzner for the person. If it would be a fitna for obey to be surrounded by 10 people. Do you not think it is a fitna? For some of us to have millions of followers on Facebook? Do you not think it is a fitna for some of us to be surrounded by 10s of 1000s we are human beings. It's fit enough for the tab here and a fit enough for them at work as well. Both. Why is it a fitna for the one following? Well, yeah, okay what if you make a mistake away? Yeah, obey this guy has put you higher and higher and higher and higher.

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He has linked you with the Koran link you with Islam linked you with the Prophet.

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He should not have done that. He made a mistake. You shouldn't have done that. But he did. And he kept on making you higher and higher and higher and higher. Now, your fall and you will fall because you're human. You're slipped and you will slip because we all slip your mistake. What could we do other mahatva will be taken as the mistake of Islam.

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It was a problem for you and him to kept on being higher jacked up higher, higher, higher. You took it and they did it. That's why Omar from the nipped in the bud, stop it. Don't link religion with one person.

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Religion is above one person, any person any person.

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shareholder Sabina Tamia said, If Imam Al Bukhari had never come, the religion of Islam was to be preserved.

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If Buhari had never come, he would not have armed Islam.

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Then who do you think of yourself called your food on an island? Well, ah here we are doing admit to Islam. Islam doesn't need us.

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Islam does not need us Islam is above individuals. But it is a problem when a person of weak Eman links a person with Islam. So when the person falls in their mind, Islam falls The problem was in their mind, not in the person. They shouldn't have linked the person to Islam.

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This is a

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fits in fit enough, whatever and much more. So, at times of fitna, we turn to a law not to human beings, at times of fitna, we increase our aim. And we follow real Rama and Rama real rhythm. It doesn't mean the most followers on Facebook are the most popular on YouTube will lie that is not the case.

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The real alimony May Allah protect us it is the one who fears the last panel with data. That's the real.

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That's the real outcome, not the one whom you think is this and that.

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The point is that at times of fitna, we turn to a law. And we ask Allah for hidayah. And we turn to the people of knowledge and listen to them rather than our own emotions, real dilemma, not the fake ones, or anybody Dhamma of wisdom. And by Adam, as I said, I don't just mean that people have Islamic. Another example. And again, this is very being generic here. So don't read into my my spiritual light. I am being generic. And I don't mean any specific issue, I am being generic. One of the issues we have is that of social diseases that are prevalent in the oma, whether they're of a personal fault, whether they're obata via nature. And a lot of times once again, we assume odema can

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deal with these problems. But Rama are not trained in therapy. For them are not trained in the social sciences, or the AMA or nitesite. psychiatric, they're not they're not psychologists, it is a mistake to put us in that category. I studied 10 years non stop at one of the most elite institutions in the world Islamic gives in Medina, I have over 150 scholars that I studied with, I have the jasmine Horan and Eddie, I didn't take a single class on human psychology, on therapy, on psychiatric on counseling, or what to do if a person comes and he wants to commit suicide, not a single lecture on that topic. Our Islamic training is disconnected from the field of psychiatry is a

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problem. It needs to be solved. But it is a problem that is universal. I know my brother into my sides, even they studied at different institutions. I know they didn't study these subjects, because it's not a part of the curriculum. Now you're going to come to me and you have a personal issue, dealing with a mental or a personal or an assault or a childhood memory or this or that.

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That is why I'm just saying personally from the beginning. I said in my own life, no counseling, no therapy. Come to me for come to me for Al Qaeda come to me for fatwa if I give you you come to me for RFCs and I'll look it up for you. No problem. Don't come to me for counseling. I'm not a counselor.

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Some mistake you think because I have studied out there that I can counsel well this is a mistake on your part and as a mistake on the shelf to take think he is also qualified unfortunately sometimes shifts Don't think like that.

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So we as well need to make a dividing line between counseling and therapy and between and go to the people of knowledge first alcohol addiction in courtroom law mood in any case, I need to winder I know time is finishing up here to finish off here. The final point I mentioned of the wisdom of patron so I talked about some of the points and wisdom of fitting of the wisdom of fitten and trials and tribulations. And this is of the most important wisdoms

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is that we need to realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala he does not love evil will love

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your body. For Allah does not love evil. But Allah loves the good that must be generated to combat the evil

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will law you have Bill mazzini in

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a law loves to have solar between people.

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Our profitsystem said that causing solar between people is better than jihad. He said we did not

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a word does not love evil.

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Allah does not love spreading fitna and facade will not allow you will facade. shame upon is the one Allah says in the Quran that he tells you to break your ties and connections. And it is Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran that Allah says you could spend all the gold in the world you couldn't make them friends again. Well, I can the law ha

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ha now when fitness calm brothers and sisters listen to be careful and we'll finish off at this point. Don't be of those who cut and break be of those who join and mediate is that clear of the wisdom

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fitten Allah wants to see who are those that are cutting and breaking, and who are those that are joining and mending.

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Allah says in the Quran

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that law hierarchy remains one. Most secret gatherings are bad and evil. When you gather in secret. You have a private don't tell anybody we're gonna come. There's all the most evil. But sometimes those secret gatherings are very good. In Amara, we saw the Putin oma rufen Islam and Benin, NASS, you want to bring people together? That's a good secret gathering, two people or fighting, two groups are at war or awkward to each other. And you invite intermediaries don't tell others private gathering secret. And the goal is, how are we going to bring these people back together again.

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And that is why it is of the best of good deeds to bring reconciliation

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in the Quran, and in the blessings of reconciliation. So, as Allah says, In the Quran,

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if two groups of believers are fighting, reconciled between them, and that is also why our profits a little more, why do you send them allowed an evil for the sake of solving a much bigger evil? What am I talking about? He said, it is not allowed to lie. Except in three.

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You don't tell a lie. Except in three. Number one is solid between people.

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It's evil to lie. But when people are not talking, that is a bigger evil. And if a white lie, what is a white line? Very simple. So let's say and you just mentioned two names. I'm not I don't know anybody who bought it. And I'm just mentioning if there is black man, I don't know. I'm just thinking if I had an amateur not talking to one another, okay. And sure. abdelkarim knows the both of them. So he goes to me, he goes, You know, I was with Paul had the other day. And he was regretting what happened. He wants to go back to the way it was what really? I thought I thought it No, no, he's regretting that he immediately goes to a moto. moto was just good for him. You know, he

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feels a soft spot now. So the both of them think the other feels a soft spot. And guess what, by that white lie, they actually feel a soft spot.

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And they're like, okay, maybe we can talk. So here, this white lie, it is Helen and Islam. It is allowed in Islam. Because it is a greater good to bring these two people together. If some small thing like this was said no big deal.

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So when fit and a half his brothers and sisters Don't be of those who cut B of those who bring together and this is what the Sahaba tried to do. And they were so close to if he listened. I mean, I don't want to go into all the details. And in my stories of the Sahaba even I glossed over this, but I did it a lot one and while we didn't allow it. They were this close to achieving so they wanted it. They sent dignitaries, think about that. You don't send the dignitary, you don't send an ambassador, you don't have a meeting unless you want to bring a conciliation. They wanted solid. But there were voices surrounding them that did not want it. And they eventually became the group called

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the origin. You know, these radical groups are basically from that type of mindset.

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We don't want to be of those hard drives. We want to be of the mentality of the Sahaba at times of fitna we try to calm things down, don't make it worse. We speak to the people and

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follow the leadership of those who have knowledge and wisdom amongst us. And as we said as well returned to Allah subhana wa tada make to advocate for guidance. ask Allah azza wa jal to make things easy for us or I forgot to mention also during specific to our specific to our that our prophets are some would say, Allahu Dini Lima, to defer to him that have to be, isn't it? This is a prophetic

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over law, guide me to that which others are differing amongst the people guide me to the correct position about what mankind is different over? You see, sometimes you think you're right, but you're not right.

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If our resource or cinema is actually asking a lot or law, when there are difference of opinions. I want you to guide me to the right opinion.

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Then Who do you think you are? Who do you think I am? To say my opinion must be right? No, maybe you're wrong.

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Maybe you're wrong. Be humble enough to ask Allah to guide you to the right position about what is happening. So this also needs to be said. So with this generic summary brothers

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Sisters just wanted to share with you some thoughts about this. Always try your best to

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not act emotionally turn to Allah subhana wa tada speak with the people of wisdom and leadership make dua for for hedaya and try to bring reconciliation as much as possible and realize it is possible. The two righteous people would be people might still have an issue between each other. It is human nature to do so. Simply having a disagreement with another person does not make you evil. It is what you do with that disagreement. It is how you act upon the disagreement that might potentially make you evil always make dua to Allah Long live Bina Rubina make do other Allah God puts all of our hearts together. We are a minority within a minority within a minority in this land.

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We're lucky we don't have the luxury to split up over issues that can be resolved amicably amongst ourselves, even if we don't agree on everything. Does every disagreement have to become bitter and acrimonious? Even if we disagree? Must that disagreement become an actual physical separation of bodies separation of massages? Can't we disagree with etiquettes with morality? Can't we learn to disagree with manners? This is what we need to do as this community of believers in elevens messenger May Allah subhana wa tada always keep our hearts united May Allah subhana wa tada allow us to see the truth is truth and to follow it and to see falsehood and false as false and abstain away

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from it. May Allah subhana wa tada infuse our hearts with the love of Allah and the love of his messenger with the love of the Quran and the love the sinner, may Allah subhana wa tada causes to be of those who establish the prayer and also make our children and our grandchildren of those who establish the prayer May Allah subhana wa tada preserve Islam through us and our progeny. May Allah subhana wa tada allow our progeny to be of those who read the Koran who say the Kadima who established the salah and pray and pay the Zika May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to become beacons and role models of righteousness with the communities around us. May Allah subhana wa tada

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allow our colleagues and our neighbors and our friends to see the beauty and mercy of Islam through our actions and deeds and not just through our actions and words. May Allah subhanho wa Taala causes us to live as Muslims to die as mortal sins and to be resurrected with the prophets and the companions and what a noble companionship they are, which is our Kamala who was sent Amartya Kamala to law

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aloha