Yusuf Estes – Beauties Of Islam – EP16-18

Yusuf Estes
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah you're watching the beauties of Islam. I'm Yusuf Estes. And I wanted to continue talking about this beautiful concept in Islam about rationale using the brain, the ockel. And at the same time, when to accept something that's bigger than our own brain.

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But then a meaning, of course, the teachings of a law. Now, if somebody came up to you, and know somebody, you don't know them, and they just started telling you crazy things, you'd look around and see what he's talking about. If he said, It's snowing outside, but it's in summertime, and you know it, you look out the window, and you say, Well, I don't see any snow. He's saying, no, it's snowing. You consider this guy's a nut.

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And if somebody came up to you and start telling you that it was daylight outside, but it's the middle of the night, again, you'd see this kind of crazy stuff. Why should I believe this guy? Regardless of how well he could present himself, regardless of how well he could articulate or speak to me, still, at the same time, he's not making any sense. I don't understand. Okay, that's not logical, that's not rational, therefore, you shouldn't take it. But when things are all stacking up, and the person keeps telling you one thing after the other, you know, is true, you know, this is true. This is a fact, this is proven. This has evidence This is authentic, and finally tells you

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something you don't know. But he's been so accurate on all the other points. He never lied to you. He's only told you the truth. And he's told you things you didn't know before. But now you were able to discover, wow, this is something amazing. Now, when he tells you something, that this one thing, though I don't know it, I don't have a proof for that, will I believe in?

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And that's where there's something in your mind that should take over and say, Look, the rationale here is to stop arguing. Because my rationale isn't strong enough to understand, because this man has given me more than I understand already. And he's not lying to me on anything else. Why can I not now except what he said.

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It would only be because of what's called a prejudice. I have a personal prejudice, prejudice against something and I just want to believe it my way I don't want to accept his way. I don't want to accept what he said.

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But it's not because of real logic anymore.

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When Allah subhanaw taala God Almighty speaks to us in the Quran, did you know that he speaks to everybody?

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It's true. Because he created every single thing and he created everybody. It only makes sense that when he speaks, he would talk to all of us.

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In the Quran, Allah begins by telling you who the Quran is from he said, Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And this is the beginning of the Quran.

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And this is a very beautiful, logical conclusion to make that it must be from God because he's telling you it is Bismillah R Rahman Rahim. And the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

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All the way through is we read this quote on you know, we never find anything that really

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goes against our logic. There really doesn't. There are things that we don't know, there are things that we've come to know over the centuries to be absolute fact. But the biggest thing of all, it talks about a lot on almost every single page at a 604 pages. Allah is talking about himself on all but two. Can you imagine that? His names His attributes on every single page?

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Whoo. And that's not all.

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The message doesn't change, it is always a message to the mankind.

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Another point when we find that a law speaks not just to those who believe already, in this case, he would call on Him as believers. You'll Idina amanu, all you who have faith you've come to believe amanu. But he also says, Are you on Nabil, which means he's speaking to his prophet.

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And then again, he also says, To those who are disbelievers? Yeah, you are

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those who have no faith at all. No believe this believers, liars. Allah speaks to all the creation in his book.

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Is that amazing?

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where you sit, well, somebody could have made it up.

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Maybe, or maybe not. One of the things that we find throughout the Quran is the beautiful way that it all ties together. It doesn't get lost. It continues.

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You'll have a theme, you'll have a discussion, you'll have a rational argument being presented, and then it'll wind it up. And then we'll talk about a law at the end of each one of them, it will tell you something about a lot and of each argument. And then it will continue again, giving you another rational argument. So many times throughout the Quran, I've heard our teachers tell us how it is that a lot presents something for you to contemplate to think about.

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Now, some of the things are just very clear. For instance, some of the miracles, it you know, in the Koran, that it talks about space travel, going into outer space.

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Did you know In the Quran that it tells us how the human being is formed

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when he's still a microscopic dot inside of his mother?

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And what happens when that little.is fertilized by the father and how it begins to grow? What it's shaped like?

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Did you know In the Quran, it talks about the trimesters that a woman goes through when she's going to deliver the baby.

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But then it tells you some things in the Quran that we have no way, at least not today, to verify to prove yes or no. Did you know The Quran talks about where two C's come together, but they never really meet. And today we can prove that supply

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and the mountains and how they reach into the earth. And more and more and more. And we're gonna take a break, and come back and prove it to you. So don't go away. Sit right there with more. Beauty serviceplan coming up next. Now we're back. You're watching the beauties of Islam, just before we went to the break, kind of threw some stuff out at you on purpose. Because I want you to sit there and think about this stuff. How could it be that a book revealed in the desert of Arabia 1400 years ago is going to talk about space travel? I don't think so. I'm sure that's what you were thinking about? Maybe? Or at least if you heard it, you can see where is that a cron? I did hear some about

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that? Or maybe you're wondering, what did he say about us being formed inside of our mother being mentioned in the

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well, there's more, a lot more, but let's go to those right away. Let's talk about that, inside of the mother. Now you cannot imagine even guess what that would look like unless you've seen some of the latest of the scientific studies that have been produced. And I have seen them when they take a microscope. And they are able to insert that teeny tiny lens inside of the mother to actually show what happens when the egg is fertilized. What happens when the sperm touches it, how it attaches itself to the wall, inside of the womb. And then as it breaks through the skin and forms the blood clot and begins to draw its life from the host, which is the mother, then it begins to shape itself.

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And it looks very much like a leech, which is you know, the little creature down in the water and Amazon river gets on your suction blood out.

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Then how it grows in the trimesters and get shaped and it's in shape and out of shape and how what comes first is the hearing and then the seeing all of the things I described to you are well known today. And you can ask anybody in embryology and they'll tell you this is without a doubt you're describing what's what we know. So what

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better if you ask him? Could anybody have known about this at the time of Christopher Columbus? They'd say, Oh, come on, please. That's not even possible. You said, Well, now, Could somebody have known about this at the time of Joan of Arc? They'd say, no, that's not possible either. Could somebody have known about this? At the time of Muhammad, peace be upon

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this? Well, when did Mohammed live, say 1400 years ago? 1400 years ago?

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People didn't know anything back then.

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In fact,

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didn't he live in a desert? Yes.

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In a desert in Arabia 1400 years ago? No, I'm sure. No, he couldn't know that. It's in the Koran. That's one of the very first things that comes in the revelation Bismillah is how the Quran begins. Bismillah R Rahman Rahim. ikura bismi Arabic Allah holla. Recite in the name of your Lord who created the human being from Allah and the word Allah describes exactly what I just told you.

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It is a leech looking

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clot of blood clinging inside of the wall

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of the uterus, how it anybody gets that? It also says the word

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in Arabic Moodle, what is material? And it's talking about this Jude lump. It describes in the Arabic language, on the stages of the trimesters that the woman goes through, when she's having the baby inside of her. How could this be unless it was coming from the one who created the human being in the first place.

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Now, there's another point with this, though, that these signs that we're hearing here are not your so you could call it a book of science. In fact, that's not the important point. The important point is for you to realize that there really is a law, he's giving you signs, he's giving you indications. He's making it easy for you to find the right path, and then become the conclusions because he's going to tell you things that your rational mind is not going to be able to accept, you're not going to be able to just say, yeah, I'll take that. Unless you're not really thinking, but he's going to challenge you with these things. So that when you do realize that this did come

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from Allah, that I'll have faith in it, I'll believe in Him, because He wouldn't lie to me. There's a reason behind it, even though I don't know what the reason is, but I'll do it.

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Let's now come to the one that I promised you, I want you to hear about the space travel. The law says in chapter 55, this is chapter 55, circle Rockman, verse 33, that's easy to remember. 5533 got it. 5533

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go read it. Oh, you assembly of mankind and jinn come together all of you, and try your best to go outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Try your best to go outside of the atmosphere of this earth, and you will never, ever be able to get outside of the Earth's atmosphere in Libby's full time. Was that mean, except by a great power soupcon is the power. That is what you call somebody who's the Sultan. He's the guy in charge of everything, the Salton we caught them in English. And here we know now today, that it takes a tremendous amount of power to lift one of those spaceships up doesn't it? When you and I are buying our fuel at the pump, by the gallon and paying so much for it, when they

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buy the fuel for that rocket ship, they buy it, buy the ton.

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And we pay for that too. But anyway, all of this to send up that rocket ship so much power.

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It would be so amazing, so much more amazing. Wish we had time for more, which go to our website and get it there. beauties of islam.com. Till next time, peace be upon

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Salaam Alaikum. Peace be upon you. You're watching beauties of Islam, and I'm used to Festus. And we've been talking about one of the beauties of Islam is to understand the difference between human rationale and the logic that comes to us from our Creator. There are a number of examples and issues that we can bring up for these logical discussions or arguments.

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Some of them we find them in the Koran. Some we find in the teachings of the hadith of Muhammad, peace be upon him. But in every case, there's so many lessons that we learned from it.

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I recall one of the lessons coming from the Quran talking to us about someone by the name of kidder. Now, the Prophet Moses peace be upon him

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was saying that he had a lot of knowledge.

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And allow was showing him that somebody had more knowledge than he did. Knowledge is always been a big subject with people you know that I like to know things you like to know things. In fact, you will learn something they may be and you're like to go share it with your friends just to show them I know something I learned something today.

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In the case of Moses, and

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this is a story in the Quran, talking about how Allah was teaching Moses a good lesson.

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And he told Moses to go on a journey. And he's traveling with Joshua, I believe. And as they're going along, that this fish is going to do something and that's going to be assigned to them that this is where they're going to meet up with this person who has this knowledge.

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And then what happens? Sure enough, they meet the person

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and then they're going to travel with him.

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Moses asked permission can we travel with you? And the one told him? No, because you know, you're not gonna have the patience to stick with me to understand what's going to happen. He said, No, no, no, you'll find this patient let us travel with you.

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First thing they do they get into a boat.

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Okay, they take off the people give them a free ride in the moat. Now that's a nice deal to get a free ride to go in the boat to go somewhere as they're going along, though.

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hitter takes promo, we call it a crowbar, and he starts pulling the planks out the boat. He's destroying part of the boat.

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Moses said to him, what are you doing these people give us a free ride in the boat. And you're taking the boat apart. You're destroying their property. Come on, man was up with that.

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Kid, I told him I told you. I told you, you wouldn't have the patience. So much that we're okay. Okay, okay, where am I not? Let me hang out with you, you know, a lot told him that this is the man who's going to have more knowledge than me. Okay, I need to stick it out. Let me see what I can do here. All right, all right. You just, if I say anything else, you know, just kick us off. Because, you know, I want to stick with you. So they go on a little bit further. They're walking along. And there's a boy, you know, maybe teenager or something like that. And he goes over to this boy. And he kills him.

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It killed him. Oh my god. No, I understand the in the Koran. Make sure for somebody that's not most of you don't know this. In the Quran. It says in here, if anybody kills an innocent person, it's as though they killed all of humanity. You got that? Okay, so now, but it's in the same book here telling us that here's a hitter who just killed somebody. And it's also said that he's got this knowledge. So what's up with that? And obviously, Moses like you are, I would say, Oh my god, you just killed this boy, what did he do? Come on, man. What's up with that?

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I'm giving you Texas translations, by the way.

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So did you get the concept What's happening?

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So Moses is questioning kid or kid who said I told you, you wouldn't be able to stick with it. Okay, so now you're not gonna find out anything more just go on. No, no, no, no, hold on, hold on, we'll be quiet. We'll go with you. In fact, let us go with you. And if we even say one thing again, just kick us out. Okay, well, we'll, we'll be away from you. Alright, so they go along, they go along, they come to a place a village so on. And they're hungry. They need something to eat. So they're like, Okay, what do you guys got the people that are very rude, very stingy, called in Arabic, behave so stingy when given a time a day, much less even give him something to eat.

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Now, in this case, Hitler goes over to a wall and old wall that had fallen over. And he started repairing the wall rebuilding this beautiful wall and putting it all back up.

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And Moses is looking at like,

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excuse me, you could have charged money, you know, somebody could give us money for putting this wall back up. And you know, you're doing it for free. And these people are scumbags. They won't even feed us. So what's that?

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Peter told him, I told you, you would not be able to stay with me to have the patience to know to understand this higher knowledge

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was By the way, this is not the knowledge of human being. This is knowledge of God who is coming to Him To show this example to us about this so called rational thinking.

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What happened next is an amazing thing is to find out what is the meaning behind? What is the meaning behind these stories that we just heard? How could it be that Ally's sending Moses off with somebody telling him, this person has got so much knowledge, you go with this person, you're gonna see this real knowledge wherever normal human knowledge,

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you're gonna see something in action. But then the first thing a guy does get in a boat, and tear the boat apart, boats gonna sink,

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and then kill somebody. Oh, my God. And then to a place where the people are bad to you. You go and build a wall for him for nothing. Now, what in the world? Is this all about? I'm sure you'd like to know.

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Sure, we'd all like to know. So stay right there. Don't leave, because we're going to be right back and explain that and show you why this is one of the beauties of Islam. Be right back with more views of Islam. We're back, you're back and we're here with more

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of beauties of Islam.

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I know when I left your office a few minutes ago, you were thinking, What's the answer to that? I want to know. It is interesting concept. In fact, there have been a lot of books written on this subject for the explanation of the Quran, on the topic of kiter, what Musa and this theater and Moses, the one we know from the Old Testament, say, Moses, and Allah is showing Moses and by way of giving him the example it shows us to, he's showing us what is real knowledge and what is the value of knowledge and how it goes way beyond anything that we can comprehend.

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Allah says about knowledge in the Koran jamoma Bina at him or Maha for whom? Well Are you here to be Shay imen ilmi illa be Misha

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that Allah has full knowledge of everything. He knows everything in the universe with above and below and all around you all knowledge is within his grasp. He is all knowledge. And you don't have any knowledge, except the knowledge he gives you. So pull the smartest day of your life, for the wisest person of your generation, for all the Einsteins of the world together, will not make a drop in the ocean compared that knowledge of a law. And this is the point. It's not just about knowledge in the sense of information. It's not just about knowledge in the sense of being able to solve a riddle or a puzzle or answer a quiz.

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But it's the kind of knowledge that produces something in Arabic called hikma, the real wisdom. And this is one of the beauties of Islam. And I really wanted to emphasize it in this program. And I wanted to use that example. Now right about now you're saying is this guy ever going to tell us are we ever going to find out? What is the solution to that? Yes.

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Yes, inshallah, God willing.

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The first part of the story we heard that Musa Moses was with hitter, and glitter rejected him. And he said, no, please let me go with you. He said, You won't be patient, though. He said, Yes, I will. I will. And as they got into a boat, they got free passage somewhere, theater took a wrench or a crowbar and started prying apart the little boat that they were in. And it may be it's gonna sink now.

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And so Moses criticized them. And he said, See, I told you wouldn't be patient. So take off. He said, No, no, no, I'll be patient, let let us go with you. The next thing that happened, they're walking along. And there's a young boy there, young man, and this theater goes to him and killed him.

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Again, Moses criticizing because as we know, in Islam, you cannot even kill one innocent soul. In fact, Muslims are forbidden even to kill innocent animals, unless there's a purpose, such as meat and so on. So how much so that a man could walk up and kill an innocent boy, what is that? And again, Moses criticizing, and again, he said, more than Get away from me. I told you wouldn't be patient. You're not gonna learn.

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Moses told him, okay, okay, I will, I'll be patient. And then they went on, and they came to a village.

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And in the village, that people wouldn't even give him a glass of water, wouldn't give him anything, he give him nothing. So all of a sudden now here hitter is gonna put up a wall, a big wall or repair a wall. And he was being criticized now by Moses saying to him, but you could have charged these people and we could have got some food, how come you're doing this for free? He said, this is the place of you and I parting company, you're gonna go your way. I'm gonna go my way. But I will tell you the meaning behind what you saw. He said in the first case, the moat.

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Those people that own that boat, they were very good people, that law loves them. And so here's what Allah did. He made it so that hitter would open the boat up a little bit, so it starts to sink, they go to port and they take their boat out of commission. Why? Because there was an evil ruler at that time. And you know what he's gonna do? He's going to take all of the ships all of the boats away from all of the poor people. And they have no way to go fishing because there was a fishing boat. And how can they make any livelihood now, but these people good because at the time it happened, their boat was out of commission.

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So by repairing their boat, they go back out. Now they're better off than anybody else because they're the only one got a boat that works. Good to go. You'd be like, Yeah, wow, look at that wisdom. But you wouldn't know

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That kind of wisdom unless you're Almighty God. All right, now the next one, what about the boy killing the boy, that doesn't work Hold on a second, we found out from the Quran that Allah already knew how evil The boy was, who, by the way is not a little boy, he was a young man. And Allah knew this young man was going to lead his parents in the disbelief, he was going to do some so much evil, so that Allah wanted him stopped. And Allah stopped him by using Fiddler to do that. Because Hitler had this knowledge he'd given it to him. Then

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the next one, about building the wall. In this case, Allah knew those people were very evil, no doubt about that. They were selfish, stingy, greedy, they love money. So much. So.

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And this is the part that that I really got a charge out of the wall actually was being built up over treasures that were underneath it. So these people won't find those treasures. But the people who buried it were believers, and they died.

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And so what happens now is, when they get older, they'll find the treasure that was left there by their parents. So means a law gave them their legacy, by way of kiters actions. Of course, none of this means that you have the right to break the laws or do anything wrong like this saying you have bigger knowledge. It was the give the example that you don't know why things happen. But allow makes them happen for reasons much bigger than you and I will never understand. There's so much more I want to tell you about this subject. So what I'm going to do is invite you to our website, come over there and be with us on the website. It's called beauties of islam.com. Till next time, peace,

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Salaam Alaikum Bismillah Alhamdulillah. And welcome to the beauties of Islam. I'm your host use Festus. And for the next few minutes, I wanted to continue talking about one of the things that find me so beautiful in Islam. And that is where we go beyond the human rationale, the human logic, we go way above that, and we find the wisdom of Almighty God. Now you and I cannot think like God, we can't even get close to that. In fact, we don't able to even fathom what it is to have this kind of knowledge. At the same time, though we do have some knowledge, we do have some logic, we do have some common sense.

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And so this is a good time for us to compare it or sighs up against the knowledge of Almighty God.

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And one of the examples I would like to use here we find in the Koran, it's the teaching about the story of Cameroon, Cameroon was the one who lived at the time of Moses. I don't know if you've read that or not. But you should take the time to read the story about qarun. Because what happened was, he in fact, was a very knowledgeable person, by our standards, at least

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through his knowledge and his trading and so on, he was able to accumulate a large amount of wealth.

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So much so that a lot describes his wealth in the Quran as being so much that it would take a small army of men to carry the keys, we're talking about big keys to his wealth,

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a lot of treasures,

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small group of men just to carry the keys for his treasures. But look what he said. He said it was because of his knowledge. Now some people warned him they said you know, it's really because of a law. A law is the one who gives you things. And in fact, we know in Islam that Allah is all result that whatever you have, it comes from a law. Your as we call it daily bread in English language. EURUSD comes from a law, my risk comes from a law, whatever we have comes from a law. But this man is saying no, it's because of my knowledge. I'm the one that has it because I earned it. I have this knowledge that other people don't have so much so that a lot of people began to praise him and

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wonder about him. Look at this guy. He's so wealthy coronas really loaded man.

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We would like to be like him. But then a lot of caused an amazing thing to happen. The earth began to sink and in some explanation said it was almost like quicksand, that began to sink and pull down and all of his treasures, all of his wealth, all the things that he owned, started going down, down into the ground and him with it. And then in one of the narration said that it went down all of it gone except just his head sticking up.

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Almost as if to say, Well, where's your knowledge now? And the people have said, No, I don't want to be like Karun today, not me.

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So what we find out from this story is that it isn't your knowledge, and sooner or later, it's going to really backfire on you. If he was so smart, I guess he wouldn't have accumulated all of his heavy wealth, and put it all in one place in a place that is gonna sink down.

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So obviously didn't have all the knowledge, not at all.

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In fact, somebody was telling me one time when I was working in the prison ministries, and I was

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visiting with about 200 inmates at a gathering.

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I asked them, who here doesn't believe in God? I had asked how many were Christians and Jewish and different religions. But I said, Who here doesn't believe in God at all? And one man, he raised his hand. And I said, You don't believe he said, Nope. I said, in all these other prisoners they believe in you don't should Nope, I don't believe in nothing.

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I say one thing about it, you've got a lot of guts, you're willing to say that in front of 199 criminals, and you're willing to tell them that they're stupid for believing something. But you don't believe he said, That's right.

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I said, Okay. Can you just tell us then how did you get here?

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He said, What do you mean? I said, Well, how did you get here? I mean, you don't believe in God, you don't have any belief in anything. He said, That's right. I said, Well, how'd you get here? He said, I'm self made, was that? He said, I'm self made. I said, Can you clarify that? He said, Yes. Ever since I was inside my mother, my brain has been working in my brain makes me what I am. I'm self made. I said, You are? He said, That's right.

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I said, How did you come into existence? He said, I willed myself into existence. I said, What was this? He said, Yes. Everything is from my mind. I have, you know, I'm able to do things with my mind.

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said you are

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setting you have this power. He said, I have the power of the mind.

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I said, so you don't even God. He said, I am my own God, I will do what he said, I have my own God. I said, Oh, really?

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So you're telling me?

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Excuse me? For us? Non God, people, okay. You're telling me that you have power? Your God? He said, I'm my own God.

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I said, Okay.

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Then can you explain to me why when all these other prisoners

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are here would like to get out? And you have all this power? Then why are you in here? Why don't you just like use your mind and get out?

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Well, everybody started laughing.

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Joke it up, buddy. I said okay.

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But I'm gonna ask you another question. If you have this power of the mind, can you do things? Yes, I can do anything. See anything? Okay.

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Tell you what.

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Can you grow one hair out of your face while we watch? just grow one hair? Can you do that?

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You couldn't say anything?

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I said I got another one for you. We Muslims we fast the month of Ramadan. We don't eat we don't drink during the daylight hours. So can you do that? Can you go without food or drink? for a whole month? Until that night to don't eat at all? If you're your own God, why do you need to eat? Why do you need to drink? He said I can't do that I will die. said That's right.

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Man ask another question. Could you just like drink all you want drink all you want? Go ahead. All the liquid tea, coffee, soda water, drink all you like and just don't go to the bathroom for two days.

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I said and you think your God.

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Let's take a break. And I want to come back and tell you the rest of the story.

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Sit right there. You're watching beauties of Islam. We'll be right back after. Well, we're back. You're watching the beauties of Islam. We've been talking about the human logic, the human brain and rationale common sense over God's knowledge. And I've been trying to make a point about what I was saying. And I mentioned about a prisoner who in in prison was considering it was his own God and we said well, if you were God, what are you doing in prison, you know, but I would like to expound on that a little bit and let you think about something

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often the

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Human beings begin to think that they are their own God, and they want to make their own way. I will use my brain I'll look around, see what's all about, then I'll decide what I'll do and what I won't do.

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This is a very irrational approach, even though a person thinks they're using their own common sense. The reason is because of something else that they forgot to take into consideration.

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And that is, they did not create themselves, nor did they create the environment we're in they exist. If you created yourself, and you created your own environment, then yes, you should be the one to dictate what the way will be in Arabic. It's called Deen your deen? Yes, if you created yourself and you created your environment, you dictate the deen, go ahead. But not so is the case in reality because we didn't create ourselves and we didn't create our environment. They are all that we live in. This is coming to us from the real creator, the real sustainable that exists. And he's told this clearly in his book and you can read it in the Quran in chapter three, verse 19. Allah

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says in the end the luck of Islam. And the meaning here for this is that we understand Allah is saying that the only way of life

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the one that he is prescribing for us, for sure, is submission to him in peace. Islam means submission to God in peace. So whoever is doing that they're doing that way, then they're in the deen of Allah. But if you try to make up your own Deen, what will happen?

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Well, you get lost. And this is what's happened to so many people over the centuries is they try to make up their own Deen. They want to make their own way.

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But in fact, it will never work. And the law says about that in the same chapter, chapter three, verse 85, while Mamiya, viral Islam Medina for law you belong? Well, who will fill out your mental Katrine that who ever wants to make up their own way

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not allows way then allows not going to accept that from them. And then the hereafter they're going to be with the losers.

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Now often, the translations miss the point in English and they say whoever wants a religion other than Islam, Allah won't accept it and here after the revolution, but actually, if you give it that meaning you,

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you lose a lot, you don't give the full impact. Allah is not talking about religion. He's talking about something much bigger, your way of life. Islam is a full and total and complete package, that you don't need to use your rationale. You don't need to use your thinking to revise it. You use your article, your mind your brain to determine that it is from God, and then you accept it. Because you've now used your mind as much as you can to determine that, yes, this is the way and then you stay on that way. Regardless if now your mind is occasionally saying Well, I don't know maybe this maybe that. But don't rethink it. Don't try to remake it because if you do, it's not going to be a

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lot of Dean anymore. A lot of Dean his way. The way that we're talking about here is perfected, and it was perfected at the time of Mohammed Salah Lyra somehow. And there's no two ways about it. Because the law says Aoyama at Mottola comm dinner calm, we're at mom to Allah community we're ready to welcome Islam Medina. It means here that Allah is telling us that the deen the way of life,

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for human beings is perfected. On this day, Allah saying is provided for you. And I have conferred upon you my biggest

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netmail or favors of a law and have chosen for you to submit,

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chosen for you to surrender. chosen for you to obey me. That's the deal, but do it in peace. It means no matter what comes, you're going to be at peace. If I give you a lot of goodies, you'll say Alhamdulillah if I give you a difficulty, you say I'm hungry not. If you find yourself happy, you'll say 100 if you find a difficulty, you're sad, you're you still say 100 Allah, the praise to Allah because you will understand that I am in this only because he has put me here.

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That's the meaning more or less behind what we've been talking about. It's the difference between trying to use your uncle your brain your logic for more than what it was intended for. We were only supposed to come to the conclusion. There is God and he's one and his way is one. It's Islam. And that is the biggest of the

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beauties of Islam. Don't forget to check our website we reserve islam.com Till next time, peace Solomonic

Sheikh Yusuf Estes, American Muslim Preacher & Teacher giving public lecture on the topic ‘Beauties of Islam: (Part 16~18) Going Beyond the Human Rational’

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