The Opening Allah’s Help & Forgiveness

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AI: Summary © The OSA Maghrib Institute and Facebook Facebook have a 12-day re-citation challenge and a new online class for forgiveness. They emphasize the importance of forgiveness in achieving success and finding ways to stop suffering. The virtual event is a Hasn't Stop" event where attendees receive a reward for showing their presence and participate in a donate campaign. The speakers stress the need to be mindful of the "monster" and its impact on one's behavior, as well as upcoming events and a book on "verbal" to encourage people to register for spots. They emphasize the importance of helping others and respecting them.
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everyone doing for Ramadan 360 day number eight with another institute. My name is Hafsa and I am your host. We're live now I think across Facebook and YouTube and all the corners of the globe and Hamdulillah that we do our daily programming in the month of Ramadan. Today we are honored to be joined by OSA yes Mujahid. She is an instructor at a Maghrib Institute she teaches multiple classes on site she has actually I'll leave that to the end mashallah online she teaches transformed online with a manga online on faith essentials. She has a course on purification of the heart. She has been doing ilmenite across the globe for SNL Maghrib I think for about a decade now it's got to be and

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and hamdulillah she just launched her latest book healing the emptiness and she's doing an ilmenite tour with Al Maghrib and she's coming to a lot of corners of the globe and Hamdulillah you she has been mashallah very busy post COVID And we're excited to take her across the US and Canada and the UK with her latest tour so look out for that we're going to mention a few more details inshallah later in the program. But as we ease into the session, I do want to welcome you guys with Ramadan. 360. This year we've been doing we've been covering the stories of revelation and hamdulillah every single day on our unplug Ramadan 360 portal, you can register for that Ramadan 360 dot o RG and

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today we're covering the topic, the promise victories Sorry, no apologies. I think she's was that has changed the topic. So today we're covering the topic, the opening, Allah is helping forgiveness with those others which I had. And that's uncertain, versus number one to five. And I'm so excited for her to cover it with us. I did announce as well recently that I'd have vanilla. Yesterday, we've made public Arcor and challenge with a motor Institute. And our grand challenge is basically a 10 day re citation challenge where you take yourself wherever you are in terms of your experience your proficiency with your recitation of the Quran, and you completely blow it out of the water. You have

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a really supportive community of students who are helping you along that journey and it's led by our beloved instructor, Imam Wisam Sharif. So if you are interested, please make sure that you sign up in time so that you can join us live this upcoming Sunday at 1pm PST for our daily cron challenge and that it kicks off, you can register at Grand forward slash challenge. That should be in the BIOS and that can be dropped in the chats as well. Of course normal on 360 would not be possible without our amazing friends and supporters at

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our charity partners in the US, UK and Canada. In the US we have helping hands for relief in development in the UK, we have helping hands. Sorry, in the UK, we have forgotten women and in Canada who have Islamic Relief, please make sure you're consistently supporting them throughout the month of Ramadan. And we have an exciting announcement of some of the work that our Maghrib is doing in LA Ramadan as well in sha Allah, so stay tuned for that. Yes, the topic for those who are asking in the chat, and exactly refer to those who have reposted is the opening Allah's help and forgiveness with esophagus, which I had to study using is joining us in just a second. As we get

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started in sha Allah And yesterday, I can link those pages for you here in the chat. I want to welcome those of you who are coming in from service pages. And it's an honor to have you guys join us for our daily programming for today's session that have been in LA and I see I think I see you started. So let's get going in Sharla for today's session Bismillah es Salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah Sally Ismene How are you doing today?

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Welcome Salam Alaikum salaam I'm doing fine how are you? I found the Lila I'm well I'll as always you know put to shame by your background mashallah, it's about a lot girl.

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You got an awesome background. I mean, it's just wow.

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Your two genders? You and your words, Michelle. It's a lot of cola. So it was sad that you've been busy, busy, busy, busy, busy. Mashallah, since last Ramadan, I feel like this has been a year you've been traveling the globe, you released a new book after God knows how long that happened that Allah. And it's been such an honor to have you on our muggers, platforms, of course, teaching your class transforms. Joining us for our webinars, touring with us at hamdulillah on site recently in Toronto, and now going global with us. It's been crazy for you, how are you going from all of that? And then getting into Ramadan mode and trying to settle in into your own body? How do you do that? Um, to be

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honest, total, like full disclosure, it's been very difficult. Especially the fact that we arrived from Australia, the night of clutter, we're like the night of Ramadan. So the first time we and I didn't realize what a terrible idea that was going to be until I

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because it's, it's I think it's a 16 hour time difference between Yeah, between the Australian and where I was in Sydney and east coast. So it was crazy. I'm it's just been it's for the last week has been pretty interesting. Because everything's upside down, right? Like I can't sleep when I need to sleep and then I'm like a zombie when I need to be awake. So it's

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been interesting but

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I'm we're getting through it how is it? I think everyone has zero Ramadan I was really struggles the first week is always that that routine adjustment obviously there's mashallah that there's super super heroes of Ramadan who like they planned like months in advance and they change their sleep schedules and they do what they gotta do but mashallah you have a very valid excuse to be you know, like just catching up in the month but if hamdulillah We're so glad that you've made time for us for Ramadan 360 We look forward to having you every year in our programming and in our webinars and and to have a taste of your your experience and your expertise and hamdulillah today's topic that I'm

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really excited for. I know we have a lot of exciting announcements and some some little sneak peeks and things to share as well inshallah near the end of the session, so I don't want to take any more time from you in Sharla let's jump into day number eight of Ramadan 360 The opening Allah's help and forgiveness this month.

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All right, I will let him in a shaitana Virgenes Rahman r Rahim o salat wa salam ala Rasulillah Allah annual Sofia Jemaine Beshara is Saudi or you're certainly Omri. Well, hello Okidata Millis any of our colleagues. So I am going to talk about a surah. That is its name is sort of confetti. And the the title itself gives you a little bit of idea what the what the what the topic is, what the topic is about alpha means the opening or the victory. Now, it's very interesting to look at the actual

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historic what was happening historically, when this surah was revealed. And I picked this because I thought that it was one of those sources that really teaches us some very, very profound lessons about things not being as they seem. So here you see from the title of the Surah, that it is about victory, it's about openings. But when I begin to tell you the at what was actually happening at the time it was revealed, it'll it'll be very surprising, the title of and the beginning of this surah. So what had happened is that six years this was now six between the sixth and the seventh year after Hijra. This was a time where there had been many battles by this time. And the companions were told

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by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he had a dream. And in his dream, he saw that they were making Umrah or Hajj, they were visiting the, the the kava, and they were able to go and do this, to make this pilgrimage. And so he tells us dream to his companions. And eventually they make a plan to gather up a group of 1400 people, some scholars say it was a little bit more, but around 1400 people in order to go into what is very contested territory of Mecca at that time, and this is I mean, these were open enemies, and they were going to go unarmed to this into this territory in order to do the pilgrimage. But and when they went in, as they were preparing for this, they they

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had decided that they would go without their arm arms. And part of the reason why Well number one, it was because of the dream of the prophets. Why Selim but the other reason is that there was a tradition basically at that time, where even though you know the the Quraysh didn't believe in the message of the Prophet sly send them. But there was a tradition that of allowing pilgrims from all over into the sacred masjid and into the sacred to the kava itself before. It obviously was a masjid. And so people would come and do pilgrimage there, even before and so this was something that you can't they it was their tradition that they could not stop people, they could not bar people

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from entering and doing that pilgrimage. And so the Muslims set out, and they this, this group of 1400 people set out now as they were traveling, the Quraysh got word that the Muslims were coming. And so now they were in this difficult situation because they have their tradition. They don't want to basically they'll, they'll look they'll make themselves look very bad. If they were to attack, peaceful pilgrims coming to the Kaaba because they were unarmed and they were wearing their home and they were preparing for pilgrimage. They were not coming for war and it was very clear because they were unarmed and they

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We're in their home. And so now they were having this this dilemma of what to do.

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So what happens is the Prophet salallahu Salam and the companion stop, just outside of Mecca in a place called Code idea. And here, they start negotiations with the Quran show the kurage send. Some, some negotiators and the prophets, I send them sends a negotiator as well. And so they're trying to come to some agreement. Now, during this time, there was a rumor that the, the mediator that the Prophet SAW Selim had sent had been murdered, or men, if not then had been murdered. And so radula and, and so what happened is, at that point, at enho, Davia, they made a pact, they basically made an agreement that they would this was now an act of war, because they had killed a, you know, a

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peaceful, or they had thought that this person was killed, and he was coming in peace to negotiate. And so at that point, they've made back to the prophets lie Selim, under this specific tree in who they are, and that they are, was basically they were pledging total, their their assistance, and their total allegiance to the prophets lie Selim and the cause. And, and then after that, it was found out that actually that person that they had sent, that he had not been killed, and he came back safely. And so now at this point, they were willing to negotiate. So what happens now is that during this negotiation, and one thing to point out, that's very, very, I mean, this blew my mind

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when I was reading and learning about the tough see it is that the journey just to get to her labia was so painful for the Companions, that in fact, because they had heard that the Quraysh, were getting ready, you know, to perhaps attack them, they were advised to take a different route, so on their way to hurt the idea, I'm trying to just go and do this, this pilgrimage, they were actually going through territory that you're not typically supposed to go through, and it was territory that was full of thorns and, and hot rock. And so basically, all of them were extremely injured. By the time they had gotten to where they be, they didn't just get there easily, you know, we get into an

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airplane, you know, we, we maybe sleep a little, have a little bit of food, and then we end up at our destination. But it wasn't like that. I mean, they were traveling for so long. And they were, by the time they got there, pretty much everyone had bloodstains on their clothing. I mean, they had been cut, they had been burnt by the time they arrived. And so when they got there, and now they're being barred,

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potentially from making the genre, but now they have to, they have to have this negotiation. And so eventually they came to a treaty. Now this treaty was

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it had a lot of terms that seemed very

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disadvantaged, basically, as though it was giving a disadvantage to the believers. And one of those terms is that, in fact, this entire effort that they had done and all the injury that they had undergone, that it was actually they were actually going to be turned back and they were not they had, they would not be able to do the pilgrimage to do the ombre that year, and that they would have to turn back around, go back home. And they could not come until the next year. That was one of the hardest points for the companions, and even the closest companions to the prophets, I send them had a very difficult time accepting that point. In fact, when the prophets I send them told the

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companions to take off their home to, you know, cut their hair or shave their hair in order to to be taken out of Iran. No one did anything. No one did it. And this was the first time that the prophets I seldom had given a direct order that was not immediately obeyed. And these were the people of Samana. Athan, these are the people of we hear and we obey, and they did not obey. And this was how difficult this whole situation was on them. And so at this point, yeah, at this point, the prophets I send them goes to his wife, who was with him on selama Rhodiola. And had and she advises him, you model you do the you you you know, take off your firearm and you cut your hair and they will follow

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suit and in fact, that's what the prophets I send them

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Did and the and the Companions followed suit. But it really shows how hurt they were by everything that had happened. And it felt like a defeat. And this is the point. And this brings me now to what happens next right? It felt like a defeat by any sort of standard anyone looking at this situation would pretty much think this is the Muslims having the the lower hand right that the that the kurage had the upper hand that this is a defeat.

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The other thing that they had to agree to is that if any converts were escaped to Mecca and went to Medina, they would have to return them. So there were just these terms that that seemed very, very like, like a loss, like a defeat. And so

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as they are now returning, and everyone's pretty brokenhearted and they're returning back

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after this, like, huge disappointment right? At that point. And even there was a point where Omar Abdullah, and because he was very upset at the time, that that they were being turned back, he was worried that the that there was going to be revelation against him, he the prophets I send them was, you know, he was trying to speak to the prophesy cell and the prophets I sent him was not responding. So it was a very tense time.

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And then all of a sudden, what happens is, one of the lines starts writing ahead. And he's like, really worried at this point, the Profit System is not responding to him. He's worried that there's going to be revelation against him. And then someone, a caller comes and tells them what to do learn to come back because the prophets I sent him was calling him. So he came back again worried that there had been revelation against him. And the prophets, I send them when, when when, when they looked at the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he had the biggest smile, and he was so happy. And he says to them, that there's a revelation that just came down to me. And this revelation was something more

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beloved to him than everything in the world. This was something that made him so happy. And it was the it was this, it was sort of, and now I will talk about the beginning of sorts of faith and what was revealed at this point. Now, I wanted to sort of set the stage because to make to sort of give us an idea of how in the worldly sense and in really every sense, this looked like a defeat this looked like we have been beat. And you know it the Companions felt very defeated at that point.

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And yet, in the midst of that, so called defeat, Allah subhanaw taala says something so amazing and bold. And he says in Fatima laka Medina, so deep, he says, Indeed, we have opened for you. We have given you a victory. That is so happy. That is so clear. So this is what's been revealed in those circumstances. All right. In Ephrata, Hina laka SATCOM movie in like we've opened for you, we've given you a victory, and that victory in that opening is manifest. It's clear, it's like, so obvious. Can you believe that? So? So first thing to reflect on here is that it teaches us a very important lesson about the difference between the external reality and the, the actual reality, the

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apparent and the real. Okay, because here we see that the apparent was that they were defeated. The apparent is that the other side is winning, the appearance of the other side has the upper hand, right? But the actual reality was completely different. The actual reality was that Allah had actually given them victory, that Allah subhanaw taala had actually opened for them, even though to them and to the circumstance, it looks like the opposite. And so this gives us the first lesson here is the difference between the apparent what is you know, we look at situations in our life. So many times in our life, we we might feel like, we're defeated, we might feel like we like we have the you

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know, we don't have the upper hand that we

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you know, that that something, maybe something very unjust has happened to us. You know, this, this treaty felt very, very unfair. You know, there were things in this tree, they were just very unfair.

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And yet, and yet, despite the fact that that is how it appeared, it was in fact, a victory. And it was in fact, an opening and

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And this really shows us that to look, to look through the things that happened to us in our lives, and to look past what may be an illusion, and that is that the reality of things is not in the appearance, the reality of the matter is not in how it seems something can seem like it is terrible, but in fact, it is actually a victory. And something else can seem like it's a victory. And in fact, it is a defeat. So it really teaches us that our lens cannot be just a superficial lens, it cannot be just what appears what's on the surface, you know, what does it seem like? What is the duniya? You know, analysis of it like, because here you see that the actual reality was entirely different

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than the perceived reality and the apparent reality. So I think that's such a deep lesson for us to be able to look at the matters in our life more deeply, and to know that sometimes things appear very different than they are. And this is, of course, a lesson that were taught in Surah Al Baqarah, as well, where Allah subhanaw taala says we're Assa and wasa into crochet and we're quite on level that it might be that you hate a matter and it's actually good for you. Well, I set into Hebrew che en Wahoo a chatroom level and it might be that you love something. And it is actually

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sorry, it might be Lhasa into crochet, and we're kind of like, you might hate something and it is good for you. Why is that interesting? Whoo che and we're shadow knuckle. And it might be that you love something, and it is bad for you. It is not good for you. Well, La Jolla and Mo and to that animal and ALLAH knows and you do not know. And so this lesson is very much manifested in this story and in what is revealed to the Prophet so I sent him so in the beginning of this surah Allah subhanaw taala says after the first day in Africa, Hannah laka fed her movie Anna Leon Farah laka Leah Will Ferrell Leah with fear Allah Allahu Mata, Mata for them, I mean them were met. Uh huh. So

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here he is telling us that so he's talking to the prophets I send them and this was the revelation that was making the prophets I send them so happy right? So Allah says that we've opened for you we've given you a victory that is so manifest it's so obvious. Leon Farah like Allah, so that Allah can forgive you, what was passed OF YOUR SINS and what is to come and and here

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so so so you see now Allah subhanaw taala

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is your is starting to hear, give us a true definition of success and of victory. Okay, so on the one hand, there was this idea that we definitely didn't I mean, even when the even when the idea was revealed, almost or the lines response was, was this a victory? Like,

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what like, it was just it was just seemed so opposite. And then Allah subhanaw taala says, that he will forgive so that he will forgive here that the we opened up a path to a clear victory in order that Allah may forgive the past and future sins of your people. And for Allah to perfect and then Allah subhanaw taala goes on and says

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why you tin money matter who I like, Why, yeah, Dr. Cassie rock on Mr. keema. So Allah goes on here, and he lists what are the what is the true definition of victory? What is the true definition of success? So first, what does he say that Allah subhanaw taala will forgive all of the sins of the past in the future, and for Allah subhanaw taala to perfect his favours on you and to guide you to the straight path. So Allah's forgiveness, Allah's blessings to perfect, his favorites, his blessings upon you, and then to give you guidance to the straight path. So now I want just a moment to just sort of put things into perspective.

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We might go through stuff in our life, right? It might not be you know, we're having a peace treaty with an enemy force, right? But we're gonna go through things in our life that appear to be a defeat, that appear to be very bad for us, that the other maybe somebody has is oppressing us or maybe someone is being unfair to us or someone was taken away. You know, something that we love, and it might appear that the other one other person has won, and that we have lost, but Allah subhana

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Here is teaching us that the definition of victory. And the definition of winning is completely different than the dunya definition, that the definition is attaining the forgiveness of Allah. That's actually the success that is actually the ultimate.

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That's the ultimate victory, attaining the forgiveness of Allah attaining the blessings of Allah, and then getting the guidance of Allah. And so as long as a person is, is, is on the path that Allah subhanaw taala wants them to be as long as they have, have feared Allah in what they have done. And in every attempt they have made, in that, that you are not the one who has wronged the other person that you have stayed.

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You have stayed true to what Allah subhanaw taala has asked of you, then in fact, it was not a defeat for you. And that the the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala is the real victory.

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So then the next area

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way on what way on Soraka la nostra now Bhima. And then Allah says, and Allah will help you in a mighty way, He will give you a mighty victory. And now what we see is what happens next right, is that this peace treaty, the Treaty of Westphalia, what they agreed is that there would be no more war for 10 years. And so what this did, although it had those terms that seemed unfair,

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is it created the circumstances, or basically the conditions for people to hear about Islam, for the dollar to be freely, you know, given. And now this created the opening for people to enter into Islam, in crowds, in crowds. So they came in the hundreds, the 1000s eventually. So what happened is Islam became a power to be reckoned with. And it was because of this time of peace, so much so that after only two years, the Quran broke the treaty. Right. But now at this point because the Quran had had broken the treaty. Now that led to FATCA, the opening of Mecca where now because of the two years of peace, the the the Muslims had grown so much. And their power had grown so much, that after

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just two years when the Quran broke the tree, the peace treaty, now the Muslims were able to enter Mecca, and open Mecca and take over Mecca with no fighting. Because of the because of how everything had happened. Because of what seemed like a defeat two years ago, it actually set the stage for the the opening of people to come into Islam. And then eventually, after two years the opening of Mecca without a war without any without any fighting. And we know that when the Prophet SAW Selim entered into Mecca, and the fifth hammock or the opening of Mecca where he where Mecca, literally was just given without without a fight the prophesy Selim, he said something so beautiful, and that was that

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the same people who had tortured, the Muslims had killed, the Muslims had even you know, killed his own family members, that he could have taken revenge at that point. But he says the statement at that, at that time, and it was the same statement that used to violate his Salam had said about his brothers, and that was that there is no blame on you today. And basically, he forgave and he overlooked all of the the wrong that had been done to him. Just as as as Yusuf Ali Salam had done

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for him towards his brothers after all those years were now he was in a position of power. So you know, the that there was a time when the Muslims were weak, and the kurage were in a position of power, and the Quraysh tortured and killed the believers. But now when this power differential was switched, and now the Muslims were in power, they forgave the Quran. And Allah subhanaw taala gave them that opening. And then Allah subhanaw taala goes on

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and says, Who a lady and zealous Sakina to feel Kulu Bill Momineen Leah's Dadoo Iman and MA Imani. Well Allah you know this julu sama what you will or what can Allah Who i Li Min Hakima is so beautiful Allah subhanaw taala says that he's the one who sent down tranquility in the hearts of the believers. So Allah subhanaw taala

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I let you know, despite your circumstances, Allah subhanaw. Taala is the one who gives victory even when it doesn't seem like it. And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who will give you peace. And this is something that you will find in every situation of life. And that is that no matter how much power someone has to oppress, no matter how much power, no matter how much status someone has, no matter how much wealth someone has, that seems like they're the ones in the higher, that had the has the upper hand. But Allah subhanaw taala is the one who gives Sakina that no matter how much status, wealth and power, you can't buy inner peace, you can't buy peace of heart, that that is something

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that only comes from from God from Allah subhanaw taala. And Allah says, He is the one who put that tranquility and that Sakina that peace in the hearts of the believers. And this was something that the kurage did not have, even though they fought at that point that they had the upper hand that they had won, but they did not have that Sakina they did not have that peace. And in fact, any oppressor, actually never has peace. And no matter how much they think that they control the situation, they never actually have peace. And the peace is only given from from Allah subhanaw taala. And he says that he put it in the hearts of the believers, in order, for he gave the

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believers hearts and inner peace so that their faith would grow even stronger. So there would be more faith put upon what they already had a face. And the forces of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah, the knower, the wise, Allah subhanaw taala has hidden forces, and they are at the aid of the believer. So

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the main lesson here, the main theme, that is

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that you learn from from this surah and from these aids, is that the help and victory of Allah subhanaw taala is for the for the believers, even when the apparent circumstances look like defeat, and even when a person feels defeated, it's Allah subhanaw taala who gives that victory and that opening, and it's Allah subhanaw taala who gives that inner peace, which is something that nobody can buy, and it's something that people would

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you know, they would give everything between the heavens and the earth. Because truly what are people chasing? People are chasing happiness, people are chasing inner peace. And that's something that only God can give and only Allah subhanaw taala gives that. So I ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to have the, the help of Allah that will give us patients through our through our trials, and allow us the insight that will Sierra to be able to see through the illusions that look like defeat, and to understand that the victory and the opening of Allah subhanaw taala comes and sometimes it comes in, in ways that we don't understand. And sometimes things are very, very

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different than they seem. According Kohli Heather was stuck for OLALIA welcome inevitable Rahim. Subhanak Hello Byham Dec shadow Allah Illa Allah and iStockphoto to overlay

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which is Kamala Harris so they can even count the gems that you just gave us with him in this session and I can't wait to see the the notes that the students come up with insha Allah on Telegram, and here in this community means all of the eyes that are coming for you in the chat as well. I do want to take a second to give people the opportunity to ask some questions. Inshallah. So if you have questions that are on the topic of today's talk, please feel free to drop them here in the Zoom chat. And while people are getting their questions ready inshallah so I had a couple of things to ask you, because today's a pretty big day day for us. Maghrib just made public our 20

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year, you know, some fundraising campaign for Ramadan, and we've been reminiscing a lot, we've done it, we've done that all year. But Ramadan kind of kick starts that Subhanallah I have all the things where the world was at when a mugger came on the scene and all that's happened since and how much the world has changed and how beautiful this community has begun. It's It's It's honestly very humbling. And I know mashallah, you've been in this space for a long time. And you've seen probably in the last I don't know, I was asking around what what year did you join a McGraw? Do you know what exactly the year that it was? Or is it just a blur now?

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I don't know the actually don't even know the exact year but I know it's been about 10 years, it's been timeless, right? Like you panela, even even 10 years ago, the world looks so different seeking in Islamic knowledge and these phases were so so so different. It's kind of mind blowing, how much it's built and change. So if you can speak a little bit to why people should support a mugger, especially this Ramadan, and some of the work that's been done in the past

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10 years that would be really beneficial. Yeah, so Subhan Allah one thing that that I really love about Al McRibs work and Al McRibs content is that it really speaks to people's everyday life, their practical life, and how we can, you know, I think one of the goals of a motive is really just improving people's

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like, like allowing people so in psychology we call this flourishing flourishing is to basically live our lives with, you know, well being in every way, right, holistic well being. And the thing I love about immaculate, is it really gives us the tools to flourish, both in our dunya and our deen, this, this, these very practical tools and tools. And the thing that I I appreciate is, is that it is practical, it looks at sort of where are the struggles that that the community are dealing with? How can we address those struggles, you know, when when COVID When the COVID lockdown happened, and people were like,

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like, this was unprecedented, right? We can't, we can't travel, we can't go to lectures, we can't go to jail. Now we can't go to the masjid. You know, we can't, we can't pray in Ramadan. It was like it was something it was also, it was also foreign and new to us. And I think a lot of people were struggling with that. So it was one of the sort of leaders in basically putting out all this content for free online, you know, to just really try to support the Muslim community, spiritually and psychologically. And I think that's really one of the things I really, really appreciate about about this, this work is I can let her so that's super well done. So far. There's so many people who even

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just in COVID, some of the most difficult times that my experience of him that Allah because we were able to facilitate ease and support even in times like last year, we had all the craziness that happened with hedge, I don't know if you were had any stress, or you were taking any trips, but it was a madness. Everyone was panicking. And it hadn't though, we were able to put together the hedge hotline so people could like, you know, panic texts shoot, basically, while they were there in Saudi. I like I don't know what to do next. What do I do? Where do we go next, what's happening, and Alhamdulillah because of this beautiful network that we have of 20 plus instructors, you mashallah

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being the first female instructor and paving the way forward for that Subhanallah, there's so much good that we can do and because of the support of our community, we're able to kind of maximize that any support that we get, we get to do more programs to have more classes to to make a different type of program like we did film spring recently for students that are younger, that are from nine to 14, so 100 others a beautiful team that does all the hard work, but it's because of everyone's support, that these things are possible. I didn't have one more question and I think I saw a couple of on topic one. So I'll try to take those Inshallah, before we close. But my next is and I just alluded

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to that as well, as I know, I'm sure you've been told us that I like as a woman, it means a lot for us to see strong female speakers che Pfizer's thought as in these spaces who represent obviously like female scholarship and who also kind of speak to the female experience when we're learning. And over the past couple of decades, mashallah like women have become a lot more active in this sake in this space of seeking Islamic knowledge and being more dedicated to their journeys and taking classes and being a lot more educated. In fact, to be honest, in our classes, it's more majority women now than it is men. And it's been trending upwards for that. How can you speak a little bit to

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this to the way that I'm I've opened up spaces for women as well initially, because I know it did not look like this 20 years ago? Oh, yeah, no, definitely. I mean, one thing I've observed, even when, you know, when it's a male speaker, when it's a male shake her male, male instructor, the classes are still about 75% or so female, maybe give or take. And so, and then, of course, when when I'm speaking, it's like 95% female, but even when that when the when the instructors are male, it's the majority of the of the students are female. So it's definitely a space where women are

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engaging and getting very involved, you know, a lot of the volunteers,

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very active females, volunteers as well as the students. It is a very, I mean, it definitely encourages female person participation, which is absolutely and honestly, that was one of the things that I know early founders from from other law, he was very kind of adamant about that woman would have a spare access in these spaces and that they would have special time with the instructors to ask questions and that that was not a thing that really happened then it was usually like a boys club. When instructors came they you know, the guys got to spend a lot of time with them that I asked all the questions, and the sisters were kind of just like hoping to be present and get

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whatever they can get. So it Hanalei it's been such an honor to be part of this journey and to have you especially spearhead that as well as with our being our first female instructor, and I know mashallah, we're gonna see so much more

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You this year, because you had just launched mashallah your latest book healing the emptiness and we just had you in Toronto, it was a mind blowing experience. I've never been in a hall of 1000 people where like, you could hear a pin drop. People were like holding

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everything that came from that session. Mashallah. So we are having uture in two rows are in the UK in the US in New York and New Jersey and Minnesota and Michigan and Calgary. And

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so we're super excited for that this summer in sha Allah, for those who are interested in attending that you can go to a forward slash healing, can you give us a little bit of a tidbit or something from your book that you can share? Before we close to that we have that find a little bit of benefit in show? Yeah, so. So healing the emptiness is a book you mentioned, it's been actually 10 years since my last chapter book, which was reclaim your heart. I have love and happiness, which is a quotes book that I released in within those that decade. But it's been a long time and healing the emptiness I finally released it, it was just at the end of last Ramadan. And so what I've been

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doing since then, is I've been teaching seminars based on the book. And so I've been doing tours around the world, I actually just got back from Australia, doing a healing the emptiness tour there in New Zealand. You know, before that I had done tours in the UK, I did, you know, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, etc. And then I'm going to be really focusing a lot in the next couple of months on tour on healing the emptiness tours in the United States. So most of my tours so far have actually been ironically outside of where I live, but I'm going to be Inshallah, focusing on the US for coming up for the next couple couple months or so through an Maghrib I'll be doing a nice based

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on this book, and healing the emptiness so you register, as as have said, mentioned at the, at the website, but this is a book really about how we can how we can start to break a lot of the cycles of suffering that we go through in our life. And just the concept is basically that we know that this life has has tests, and we know that we will face trials and obstacles and, and challenges in this life. But the point is that Allah did not actually put us on this earth to suffer. So although we will experience some level of pain through our tests, but that pain is not supposed to be suffering, it's not supposed to be this, this world is not supposed to be an abode of suffering. And so what

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I'm trying to teach people is how to start to recognize why they are suffering. And to try to understand that, you know, if you get to a point in your life, essentially, where you feel like your trials are so heavy, that you're drowning in them, you feel like you're being crushed, you feel like you're being overwhelmed completely by your trials, then that is a sign that there's something that potentially needs to be changed or healed. And a lot of times, and this is something we don't talk about a lot in our, in the Muslim community. A lot of times our suffering is actually rooted in trauma. And sometimes it's old trauma that's been ignored, that's been

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sort of suppressed. And as a result, maybe years later, we see ourselves suffering in other departments of our life, maybe in our relationships, maybe in our in our career, or maybe in our mental health. And we don't realize that it's actually ties back to that trauma that wasn't healed. And so I talked about how to,

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how to look at our life holistically and try to find the root cause of our suffering. Sometimes our suffering is due to a spiritual

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deficit, basically, something that's missing in our spiritual connection to Allah subhanaw taala. And sometimes the suffering is actually due to our unhealthy thinking. So it's a psychological cause, or it has to do with our,

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our mindset. And so, all of these matter, like all of these elements are something we have to look at when we talk about healing and what and really stopping this the cycles that we go through of suffering. So the book is about that how we can get into the root cause of our suffering, looking at the different elements of our life, the cycles, the psychological as well as the spiritual as well as the environmental and this is also an important aspect that sometimes we ignore and sometimes especially, maybe well meaning religious advice might tell someone who's in a toxic environment, even an abusive environment or an abusive really

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relationship might tell them something like have Sabah you know, have patience or just you know, have more Eman you know or or just pray more. And you know that is actually only part of the equation because we know you know we just spoke about the Sita of the prophets, I tell them that the prophets I send them as an example and the companions are an example of how important it is to leave toxic environments. I mean, they could have stayed in Mecca, but they left Mecca and they went to Medina, because Mecca was very abusive and very toxic. And they had Eban and they had to work coal and they had salah and the Quran, and you know, they were closer to Allah than than we are. And yet

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they still migrated. They did that that Hijra that migration from the toxic environment into a healthier environment, in Medina. And so sometimes we in our lives, we are suffering because our environment is toxic, or environment is abusive. And sometimes we need to do hijra, you know, we need to leave those toxic environments, and those abusive toxic relationships in order to thrive, it is not enough to tell a person have Sabra and pray and read the Quran because if the environment is abusive and toxic, then a person cannot thrive in that type of environment. So the book is really looking at the holistic human experience and how we can start to sort of diagnose why we're

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suffering and then healing the suffering or healing at the at the root.

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Which is that Kamala Harris of how you've squeezed so much benefit in just that can't wait to see that expanded on in the book insha Allah and of course, those who get a chance to attend these sessions, I would recommend traveling if you can, we had a lot of people who came from overseas mashallah from across borders to attend. So that's at a forward slash healing. And I noticed something you just said earlier in the session as well, you know, everyone goes through hard periods of life, I think a lot of us are coming out of a really hard period in the last few years. And if you don't have the tools to navigate that and to navigate the pain and to pull yourself out

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of it, and if it's not coming from an Islamic source, some people can, you know, make really poor decisions. Some people like in extreme cases leave Islam like there's so much difficulties that people are experiencing and mill our words you and except for you for giving us a source for healing through healing the emptiness and look forward to that in sha Allah just talked about here for being with us for this Ramadan 360 session a shout out to all the salah yes mean students who are with us I hope that you guys also join the program and continue with us at Ramadan three In sha Allah, we will see you very soon online and in person Hafsa really quick before you go. I just

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noticed some messages saying come to Minnesota come to London so

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I just want to I just want to just quickly throw out the cities that I am coming to and one of them is Minnesota. And one of them's London inshallah and Michigan inshallah

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I think we confirmed Calgary, right Calgary, Calgary, Michigan, New Jersey, New York. Um, what else Minnesota?

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Yeah, Calgary, new New York, New Jersey, Michigan, UK, UK and there's gotta be one more we'll put it in the chat it is

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a forward slash he'll use you sign up for the one that you're attending. So don't sign up for all of them. You have to be physically present there insha Allah to get it but yes, all the places where you want them now we're gonna get like 50 people asking you to come to different different cities. Inshallah we'll do the best we can and try to get into as much as we can to every corner of the globe is how they just have to love me for being with us. Or Ramadan. 360 this year is not going to stop it's gonna keep going for the next 30 minutes. Inshallah but it's a pleasure always and we can't wait to see you inshallah. Online in person very soon. For now take care of

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Santa Monica rahmatullahi wa

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wa salam ala Omega ketto Alrighty, guys, I hope that we can kind of calm down the blood pressure a little bit I know we're super super excited. That was an amazing session with is that I guess mean and I know I see a lot of gems in the chat. I'm recommending you guys please make sure you write them down and share them with others. Whoever missed this session, whoever's catching it the recordings so that we can keep benefiting them. Just I feel a trip to south of course for being with us for today's session and we'll drop all those important links I know the chat is going too fast we'll drop those in telegram as well so that you do not miss them. And a reminder as well I've

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mentioned before we you know had closed this session as well that 100 Algrim has made our fundraising campaign for Ramadan finally open to the public you guys gave us so much love so much support that's led to amazing projects in the past 12 months or 11 months since the last formal Dawn and we can't wait to see the great work that can be done in the next one two years inshallah with your support. So please head over to among forward slash donate to make that possible. And I'll drop that in the chat as well. Without further ado, I do want to jump into our Qur'an reflect session and you guys have your reflection juices flowing now because you've spent some great time

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with this other yes mean? We are covering the same versus versus versus number one to five. I'll drop that in the chat again.

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And, and now we have Ahmed Saleem, who we've unfortunately stolen some time with Joining us to do our reflections as cinematic and what happened with Alicia Hoffman how're you doing today?

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Oh wait, I can't hear you is that my nope testing testing one two until Yeah he does come in so then he's got great energy but every instructor has their own energy mashallah and it's cool switching between energies and having that can you know, we can hear you but words the purple girl

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we can bring you back. Okay, here you go. Okay and hamdulillah There we go. I'll have to ask you how you that purple inshallah later but does that go with her we are jumping into her on reflect this is your second week with us and our last session with you this week? Great reflections have come out of the first session so I can't wait to see and hear people's re citation inshallah today are we doing re citation with everyone? Sure. Yeah, we'll bring them on one by one inshallah. Beautiful. All right. And yeah, let me just share my screen.

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Beautiful. Let's jump in if you guys are if we have some passionate reciters we're excited we're going to be down to recite just be ready with your hands up so that we know exactly who we can count on to show up for today's session. We'll keep it flowing very quickly. All right, this is a to know

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Alright, I'm ready whenever the next person is up.

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Already I see a couple of hands already. So let's get some mashallah NCR from Malaysia. Let's hear you oh, let's do Malaysia I love

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one of my two favorite countries to go to Malaysia and South Africa is each year

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All right, we spend less can we have you start reciting please? The first

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first to please okay Bismillah here Manu Rahim

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was just like a lucky barnacle avec. All right, this will Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah he Wabag so today, inshallah we're doing so little fat. Now. So total fat. One of the amazing parts of the surah is that the amount of gems that you can take out from the surah are just infinite. Like you can just keep on extrapolating depending on where you are, and which which portion of life you're in. You'll get some gems every now there to Surah Surah In fact, Hansel the use of they always provide inspiration to everyone. Now some context for us so we can ponder and do to the board better. So this the surah before that was all about struggle and fighting and

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protecting the Muslims and their Muslims lives. It was all about that was who sort of Muhammad and it was all about, you know, setting that that you gotta go out there. You have to struggle for your dean. It's not just going to happen, that you're going to sleep and you're going to get up one day and everything is going to be okay you we have to put in the struggles right after that. If you have put in the struggles, it's only appropriate that Allah provides you the victory, hence, sort of comfort. It comes over here in Nafa Tacna Dhaka so it starts off ie laka talking to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem in Surah, Mohammed the entire conversation about that

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and the struggles and Now Allah is like enough attacking Allah. Now generally this is mentioned as sort of Davia but there are more than more than multiple equalities. Also, it refers to sort of Davia it refers to Hiber it refers to maca. So fat hamaca and it also refers to this fact, this victory it also refers to the general victory of Islam's dominance over everyone else. Okay, those are the four different time series that you're going to find. If you go and pick up the offseason. This is going to add this multiplicity of understanding one of the pros

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principles that we are going to share today. And this is a principle that would allow us to appreciate Quran whenever the jurisprudence or the football ha people that are busy with and concerned about if this action right, what are the conditions of this action? And what are the foundations and what are the Archon and pillars of a particular action Nia, Salah, taharah, all of these things, there are jurisprudence, the conversations about jurisprudence or

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the differences of opinion that exists between the folk Aha, the people who are concerned with those differences are different differences off of the log, ie, one will say this is okay. And the other will say it's not okay. One will say this is permissible, the other will say this is disliked or not permissible, right, they will, they'll have these variances and those variances are on the opposite ends of the spectrum, when we study to see it and when we try to get into that bar,

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you're going to find that our differences,

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differences that are found in in in Tafseer those differences are off of tunnel war, which means that it adds multiplicity of meaning for this particular IR NE is so over here in these verses that when I was reading the Tafseer before coming, I actually found that if we if we actually went and did

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step by step all the four or five different meanings that the sell off the four first three generations have iterated about that it will just add so much meanings for example, we'll just take the first i Enough attack now. Daca so for Tacna Aloka 10 bobina. So which Fatah are we talking about? Number one is sort of Davia and number two is hybrid. Number three is Fatima QCCA. Number four is general victory ie when Islam came Islam is the dominant religion. No other religion is going to overtake that even if in the short term, it may seem like it doesn't have dominance. That's one of the four different meanings of that second part over here is don't use Don't you see that?

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Like, if you look at this verse, let's think about a hair together. Like doesn't it seem like there's way too much emphasis here? Like you know, Allah could have finished this entire sentence by saying

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I'll play in color Kalfa

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two words we gave you. We gave you victory.

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Alright, but over here, Allah subhanaw taala has brought multiple emphasis, right? Let's see how many emphasis are there so these are these are elements of in so they have inner the word inner is so dope Eid dokie then in NA it's with with with Allah subhanaw taala ie indeed we okay, but that na we gave victory to you. So indeed Allah subhanaw taala who is the only one who gave the victory laka to you fat hon of victory mabena That is super clear. There's at least six different emphasis about this victory.

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Right? And over here, the Arabic language is so powerful in encapsulating that into that bowl. And all of this is talking about just one thing he got victory. Like if you come and say in English che you know what? You want to say what happened on Sophia? Oh, yeah, rasool Allah and he was victorious. That's all you can say in English, but over here with all of these emphasis that are sometimes lost, you know, when we when we don't have the translation, or when we don't focus on that. So all of this is emphasizing this nature of this victory. Then, the next idea that the person recited the yellow Pharaoh like Allahumma adamantine Olympic, this is something really interesting.

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And I'm gonna I'm going to stop on this one because this this, this is an interesting.

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in the lesson now, we'll GEMA the Sunni faith, our faith

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in our creed, we believe that the MBR, the Prophet alayhi, salaatu, WA Salaam and all the MBR there are mass will mean Right? And in their mass will mean I either infallible they don't make mistakes. And in that there are two differences. There's one group within the Sunnis that believe that they're infallible period, they can never make mistakes. And they're the second that say that, you know, they could possibly make mistakes prior to them becoming prophets. But once they become prophets, it becomes impossible for them to make mistakes. Now, when we see examples of any mistakes, or when we see examples of other Malays Salaam and all of these things, then you have to look at it from a lens

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that or when you see for example, ABA tort law, but profits are seldom you look at it from the lens of one thing that they were required to do.

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operate at an absolute perfect level.

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And then right below that perfect level is an acceptable level. That acceptable level is accepted for you and I and when we we attain that acceptable level it's accepted from us, but for from the MBR and the prophets it was impossible

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for them to drop from the perfect level and when we dropped from the perfect level to an acceptable level was not a mistake, an acceptable level that was rebuked ie they were told this is wrong because they came to set a bar and an example right so over here when a life saying the elevator like Allahu Mata put them in them pick that so that Allah me forgive, you know, this victory is given to you and so that Allah may forgive whatever might have had the bomb in them bake rasool Allah does not have any sins, right? It doesn't have any sense. But this idea is indicative of the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is giving him this infallibility, that your previous sense if we you

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had any, your previous sins, if you had any will not occur and any future sins which is not possible in the hack of Rasul Allah, Allah has forgiven all of that for you. Now.

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It is indirectly talking to the guests beautifully said it is indirectly talking about us. And it's a message for us what do you think is the message for for us?

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The message is that Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam, despite the fact that all his sins were forgiven and he was infallible, right? You like, there is nobody who worshipped Allah subhanaw taala more than what about you and I, who have so many sins, how much are we in need of worship? And getting that cleanse effect? If Rasul Allah who was cleansed by the mercy of Allah? Absolutely. And he had nothing, if you think about it, like he had no sins on his platter, nothing.

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And when sometimes people asked him and he said, Why do you do this? I should have the Aloha and asked him he said a fella Hakuna. Abdon Shakira, shall I not be a grateful servant to Allah that Allah has forgiven all these sins for me?

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But then think about you and me. Right? That? What level of worship? Where do we stand? Like if it was sort of law, who was not in need of that worship? Because Allah had already forgiven? Where do we stand in that? Then on top of that, Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, you Tim Munia matter who are you, Tim manera matter who I like, and a lot is going to fulfill and complete His favors upon you, or II what favors over here, there are lots of one of the setups again, if you have zero books, I would recommend you go and read. This is a featherboard and reflect session narrative series session. Why Yeah, the ACCA and Allah shall guide you guide you Sirata most of the EMA over here

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that are Lemma and one of the pondering points that you have is, what is the value of a victory if it is not coupled with guidance

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in the eyes of Allah.

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If Allah if you become victorious, but you're not guided, you're a misguided person, and you keep on getting victories and victories. It's worthless. There's no value in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala all you got and victory doesn't necessarily mean guidance, because you see victory throughout the you know, throughout the time of Rasul Allah and the seller facade again, you know, there are so many people who became victorious and there were so many people with guidance who didn't become victorious. Victory is not an indication of Allah's acceptance or not, but if your victory is coupled with guidance,

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then that victory becomes amazing, right? Because that is the true victory ie you got the best in this world. And then Allah took care of your AFTRA to and you are guided May Allah subhanaw taala grant us that can I have the next person please? Apple come on up

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go for it.

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whose will let him in a shell on your agin. Bismillah your man your or him?

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Or your soul like Allah Who knows? Or en eyes isa Aziza

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beautiful. So that conversation carries on. But why do you think Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning? Like first Allah says, Oh Allah granted you victory. You were victorious. There was absolutely superb victory, clear victory. There's no doubt about this victory that Allah subhanaw taala says, you know, Allah is granting you this victory and on top of that Allah is gonna forgive all of your sins ie going to make you infallible and then Allah is going to complete his namah upon you bounty upon you. Complete BYOD aka illustrata Maratea Consolata mustafina And Allah is going to guide you Rasul Allah was already guided then why I'm mentioning help, specifically because if you are

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victorious allied already helped you. You were guided Allah had already helped you. Allah had fulfilled your bounties upon you a light already helped you.

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If Allah forgave you, Allah had already helped you.

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Then why mentioning the Nasr, the help in specific?

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Anyone? You can raise your hands come on up.

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Already, let's hear from Amar from Toronto. Oh, there we go.

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All right.

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So am I like seeing you? Yes, we can see which I am.

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I am number three. Why is Why is health mentioned. Why what's the point of mentioning health right now? Because Allah is

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most generous and

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Okay, all right, well, we'll take can we take another person?

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Is that gonna fit on Mar? He's like a fair market. Let's hear from Shira or shot. Sorry, I may have misread your name.

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Medulla baraka to why they can sell Mr Hammonds Allahu Akbar to love your confidence. So I think he mentioned hope you seek reassurance to the hearts of believers. Can you repeat that you kind of cut out? Oh, so you can bring reassurance to the hearts of the believers.

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reassurance to the hearts of the believers. Did you read it in NFC or something?

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Okay, why shall Allah That's good, right? It's a reassurance for the hearts of the believer. Allah is reassuring you right? Allah is reassuring you and giving you this this for prophets. I seldom but visa we were being spoken to that when Allah gives you victory and he forgives you and He guides you and he fulfills His bounties upon you and He guides you to the straight paths. Even at that point I understand that after all of that Allah has helped will always be with you. It's not that Allah is done with you. Philosophy you have done and Alia Lee walk away. Well Yun surah Allah Who NESARA now's the Aziza that Allah is going to give you a mighty help that after all of these things, which

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if anybody did that for me today, we would say I don't need anything else from you. Right I'm like I'm done man like you You gave me victory you gave me money you gave me sorry you gave me victory you gave me all of this that I wanted. You gave me all the bounties. You forgave me everything. What else can I want? And at that point, Allah is like, why and surah Allah Who Nasional Aziza that at that point, Allah is like Allah is going to help you and the help is going to be a mighty help it's going to be super obvious for people that your help if anybody has read a single ounce of history and you go back and read history you realize how amazing how many times that Allah's help like right

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when people thought everything was done right when people thought there's no way for them to come out of this at that moment Allah subhanaw taala has helped us help comes down and complete like complete takeover there was a there was an incident in history Abdulkadir Al Jazeera at you know he's he's a person by you know, after whose name a city as we named in Canada, okay in America, it's called el el cater que de ar if you look up that name, you will see the name of that person okay. So a father Abdulkadir Al Jazeera, he, he entered a battalion of Spanish invaders 60,000 of them would 300 men in 1800s. And he he basically conquered the entire army fort.

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This these are like things when you read your history like we read like Saudi Arabia, oh my Allah is been helping the Ummah throughout up until the last century, right and even in this century, things are happening.

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And so when Soraka Allah, that when Allah and Allah is going to help you on Hamad and visa vie the Ummah, that you will be helpful as the OMA of Muhammad naissance Aziza, this Nasir, this victory is going to be so mighty and powerful that it will be obvious to everyone. And that is the reason why people have so much fear from Islam.

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Because they have seen history. They know historically, some magical thing happens with these Muslims.

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Something happens from this guy that we can we can scientifically quantify, right? And if you've noticing that, not throughout what all the reflections we've been doing this week, there's a constant theme of Allah's help. There's a constant themes of taqwa, there's a constant theme of divine help. It's all it's through out the Quran, you're going to read that right in the next one for the sake of time, we're going to, I'm going to read the verses just going to be easier like that, that Allah says, who was the

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salah? Sakina he is the one who revealed or who sent it down under a Sakina

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Sakina atrophying? Pulu me, he is the one ie Allah is the One who descended on the hearts of the believers. Sakina what do we learn about

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Sakina? What is the source of Sakina?

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It only comes from Allah.

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But there's a tool that Allah has given us in this world to fill our lives with Sakina Allah be the king law himself on that in no, no.

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Indeed, in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala is where our hearts are going to find document in they're going to find this, this tranquility to Sakina. Right and this Sakina is something that only Allah subhanaw taala sends down. And Allah mentions about the person I think about this, have you heard of, if you if you think about people that sometimes have you know, some of these mental health issues and stuff like that, Allah actually describes that in the Quran for some people, right that you know, Allah says, and we're not denying that mental health issues don't exist. I mean, I'm a big believer in that and counseling and everything right like don't don't get me wrong here. But Allah

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describes a statement he says that those people who turn away from the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala, can Anandamaya sir do for Santa? That person is like as if he's going up in the sky, and oxygen levels are depleting and he's gasping for air.

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When we turn away from from the vicar of Allah, Wilma oh my god, done Vickery. What's that? I'm forgetting.

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When we're here your audit,

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it will come to me anyhow. Then Allah subhanaw taala says,

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who will lead the unzila? A sucky netafim? Who will want meaning? Why was the Sakina revealed onto our hearts or the hearts of the believers? The s Dadoo ima and Amar Imani him. There are two Imams here. There's the Imam of la ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, that allows you and me to enter the fold of Islam we've entered Islam, La ilaha illAllah. You and I all of us have entered Islam. Then Allah subhanaw taala says after that Diosdado Iman Ilaha illa Allah first Iman Mara, Imani him with their Eman so Allah is going to increase them with the pre that they've already entered with La Ilaha illa Allah and Allah is going to increase their levels of Eman and from this ayah we learn

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that a woman out of the undecorated thank you so much. Allah subhanaw taala says well, mon Adela and decree for in Allah whom are you Schatten Blanca, y Ashura when Ashura who yo Malkia mighty Amma whosoever turns away from the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala you're going to live a very constricted life. Life is not going to be good for you. Right? Lose rest assure that there is a direct connection with how you feel and your mental state and the vicar and remembrance when I have people that come to me right? Occasionally you'll have you know, I have people come to me and they will they will talk about

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they're going through some difficulties in personal difficulties and stuff like that. The first question I asked them, what is the amount of records you have in your daily life? What is your regimen What is your ritual how many words do you do? Like do you do your car Sabha do you do your morning evening? Do you do the rod there are multiple rod multiple types of of you know these incantations and today all of these hypnosis people in self help like you know I am successful. I am

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Successful in the subliminals that people are listening to all of that, that we have it embedded in our system.

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And most of the time, I would say around 80 to 85% of the time, people that come in feeling like that, I tell them, Okay, here's what you need to do, just go into the masjid make will do pray to a cause and do is to far, at least 1000 times and come back and meet me.

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And it's just phenomenal how much they now those people that genuinely have concerns then again, they're being sent off to and triaged into the right channels, whether it is Hollywood center or other other centers that I send my cases to. But the reality is, honestly, we cannot neglect this fact that we have serious neglect when it comes to the vicar of Allah in our lives. Serious neglect. I mean, Abu Huraira the Allahu Allah it is mentioned about him that he used to do is still far daily 12,000 times

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like let that sink in for a second like 12,000 times.

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Okay, today we do the 100 desta files and we feel like yeah, I've done my Istighfar I've done my thicker but I feel I'm still not feeling good. I mean, none of us are even close to a to avoid errors level of Eman and if he was in need of 12,000 times, this is just like Subhanallah How much do we need to put in our efforts? All of us right Subhan Allah then Allah says this Sakeena is revealed on the believers Lee as they are though Iman and MA Imani him their pre they already have any mind and the increase in the amount what Allah has, you know, do some our tea well ERG, Allah has his armies renewed? These are these you know the armies of Allah subhanaw taala you and I cannot

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even understand.

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Well Can Allah who I Lehmann Akima Allah subhanho wa Taala is God Allah, Allah is and was and will always will be in a state of all knowing and all why's that state will never end for a loss of Hannah Montana

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are we doing number five to right?

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Okay, we'll end this and with this insha Allah then Allah subhanaw taala says

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then Allah says all of this that Allah is telling you the victory, the guidance, the excessive explicit help that is going to be so evident and clear the mighty help from Allah. And then on top of that Allah subhanaw taala says Allah is going to descend on the believers a specific type of Sakina Sukkot and tranquility. Allah is going to descend all of that so that you may increase in Eman and you understand that Allah has all of his Juno's all of his armies are taking care of everything. And Allah is all knowing and all wise, why is Allah telling you all of this, Allah is telling you that you get motivated with one thing all Allah wants from you. And Allah wants from us

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is liyu the same meaning that Allah enters the believers, while not me not and the female believers, Jen nuttin in a in Jannat in gardens, tragedy mean death at hand and have flows underneath these are the rivers are flowing underneath them. Now Jannat over here, there are a number they have mentioned is that every person how many Jana Are you going to have? Right? Every person how many genders are you going to have? You're going to have multiple genders, every person you're going to have one main Jana, but then understand that every single person that Allah has created in this earth,

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Allah has created an equal amount of spots. So one person for me there's a spot that Allah has created in hellfire and there's a spot in Jannah

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those who do not make it to Jana.

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And the end up in hellfire Allah will inherit you

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those spots of the others that ended up in hellfire. That's why you will get Jannat you will get your main Jana, but then you inherit the Jannat you will inherit the Janas or those who did not make it to Jana.

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That's how you get multiple generals Jannat integrity him in tactical and her and every single bounty, every single

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gift, every single state every single hotel state anywhere, what is our number one biggest fear when we are given any of those special items in our lives. So it's our number one fear

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to lose it, and it will end see the alumni they say every Nirmal of yours has two states.

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Either it will outlast you or you will outlast it.

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There's only two states. Any gift that you have anything that you hold on to, oh my god, I really liked this thing I really liked this thing you hold on to something, then Allah the relevant they have said that the inevitable reality is that either you're going to outlast ie this thing will break before you die, or you will die and this thing will still be around.

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But in Jannah any bounty that Allah has given you, Allah says highly Lena fie her. Allah says you're going to stay in it forever. And and every single bounty of yours that you have. Think about this for a second, every single bounty that you have.

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Once you get it, the day one is the highest value that you have in your eyes. From day one, if I come back to you four years later with that same thing that you were so enthusiastic about the new watch that you got the new cell phone that you got the new camera, the new laptop, whatever it was, right you got all of these things. First day day one, you're cleaning it, you're taking care of it. And then day 200 just sits there, right in Jannah your day one is the minimum experience. From there onwards for eternity every day you you have a complete new experience that is a lot more intense than the day before for eternity.

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Hi Lena fee ha. Well you can fill whatever you fear and whom say goodbye to him. And Allah is like Allah is like Allah is telling you all of this, he wants you to enter Jannah and he wants to get rid of all of your sins. He wants to remove all the sins you have. What kind of alaka in the law he falls in Lima. And if you really want to know what true victory in the eyes of Allah is that Allah is like this is true victory when Allah subhanaw taala enters you into Jannah that has endless rivers that are flowing underneath. It has rivers of milk and rivers of honey and rivers of water. It has flowers, it has trees, it has winds that blow and that wind that blows has this music that

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you've never heard it has trees that that are the trunks are made out of gold and emerald and the tree branches are made out of pearls. It has sand that is made of saffron, it has pebbles that are made of emerald and Ruby and and pearls and all of this Allah has created for you. And that's what Allah truly thinks is victory. Everything else is just temporarily and it will last in this world.

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She has a Kamala Harris Hannah lash Hackman, for this beautiful session today. Before we end up I have some really important announcements. The first one is related to you. So I want to make sure that you can expand a little bit on it because we're sure

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because I know you you you mentioned in passing this series that you kind of you know hijacked that are named for called Lost in Translation. I'm just not no accusations. You admitted it first alive on camera, you know, I mean,

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my case is strong. No.

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You're doing on Instagram. Is it through live stories? Or is it through your Instagram feed? So on my Instagram feed what I've done is I've recorded I think around 20 episodes of Off words that I think in my opinion are words that we read a lot oftentimes and they come in the Quran a lot and in English translation, we actually lose the true essence of that entire word if if we do not go into the root word of it. So one of the things that I love doing in my Tafseer classes if you know you've attended some at Jami Masjid you remember when we used to do that, that, you know, back in the day during COVID Yeah, that was crazy. So So I love going into like root words, right? You know, for

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example, you know, one of the words is Come on, right? What does karma mean? We all know what comer means, right? But why is it called karma? Right? Where does it come from? Right. It's called karma because the word karma comes from Palmyra, which is also

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T Mar which means gambling right? So what is the timer? What is the moon doing it is gambling with the light of the sun and it becomes victorious in the night and that's why it was called karma

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that's yes poetry there are

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so so so these are the type of things and they're literally 30 seconds to 40 seconds so everybody can but then you know those are those are 20 words and I my my my plan is that you know I want to be able to do them regularly because I can I come across so many of these things and people are like when I was doing my series and tafsir classes they'll be like we will always forget this like can you just do a small series on that so that we can always go back and listen to that right so that's where it is. If you can go and check this lost in translation series I would really appreciate that I think you will all all have all of you that are here for the Quran reflect you will all benefit

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from it because it's so simple. But the next time we're going to read that word you're going to be like ah like the one that is coming out for tomorrow I can do a sneak peek for you guys right now for those of you that are here but I need to get some ones in the in the chat before I do that. Let's see. Bang that keyboard 1111 bang that kid let's do it let's go let's let's see if you guys want to know what's coming out. Oh, there we go. There's no shortage of

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Soozee Azzam there Right. So one of the drives that we make in Ramadan is is what is the dog that we make towards the end Allahumma in Accra?

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Full one right, we ask Allah Houma in that one guy has just gone crazy. He's like, I'm gonna hijack this chat. Alright, you guys can all stop

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I'll wait for you guys to stop like Alafaya right. So that one of the chat huh? I just had to stop the chat which is Oh, wow, you did okay. Hola. Hola in that guy for when to hit hola for 519 13 Right. So this da in the cafe one the word Rafa. Yeah, for

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the Arabs. Whenever somebody would walk on a on whenever they would walk on a Saturday. Right? You would have your footsteps. But what would happen after 2030 minutes of wind blowing what happens to those footsteps? It's gone. They're erased. So the Arabs would look at that. And they would say I felt really Asara. The wind has wiped away the footsteps. And from there comes the word in the CAFO. And the name of Allah Allah who the one who forgives. Translation forgives. No, no, it's not just forgives a laugh who is the one who gives you a brand new clean slate to start fresh when you ask him for forgiveness?

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Your all your sins. I mean, not even like you know, when you sometimes write something and you you erase it, you still have some effect left. Allah is like hairy goal, this pace pages gone. noose, new slavery. Go ahead start. What do you want to do? And that's what we're we're asking Allah subhanaw taala in Ramadan, right? And that's going to come out inshallah tomorrow, but those of you that are here, you will get to hear this. And literally, that's all it takes for those series. And I think it'll be really beneficial for everyone.

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You know, to go and watch that. And you know, so throughout Ramadan, we're going to be doing that in sha Allah and I think everybody will benefit in the Quran reflect even the night Allah give it back to you, which is that Kamala Harris, she had to leave Salah in one

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So like it was an hour long, but it got to so in Charlotte followship, on Instagram and keep up with that series in Charlotte, like you said, this is the audience that will I think benefit the most. And especially if you're reading those words in therapy, and you're trying to connect to the resuscitation when you're when you're present there. I think having those words that pop out to you will be amazing. We linked it in the chat, and this will also drop it on telegram insha. Allah, some important announcements before we close off. Today's been a big session that handle so I'll just try to get through them all really quickly. One is that, of course he mentioned Stelios, who Mujahid

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has, who just was with us is doing a tour across several cities where we have a mugger classes in sha Allah and she'll be doing her healing the emptiness ilmenite tour, please check out our forward slash scaling to catch up on those dates and register for your spots. One thing I did forget to mention is those spots tend to sell out very quickly. So if it is something that you're intending to join, and you have friends and family that you invite, and don't invite, please make sure that you do register as soon as possible. What I do not want to happen is what happened to us in Toronto where people were begging for seats and trying to manipulate as many people as they

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could to try to find a last minute spot after we sold out. We have already had had the tour in Toronto. So I hope that you guys get a chance to get those seats and to register for that's a forward slash healing. Of course we did make our amazing Ramadan campaign live here and I'm up here we are in Charlotte dropped a lot building control on the chat and I'll drop it on telegram as well. But please do make sure that you're supporting a mother throughout this month as well. And Sarah has a really beautiful quote that stood out to me for