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9;t think this is extra this is

payback that's all it is you loan

somebody something you give it back when

your parents get old you're supposed to

take care of them why because look what

they did for you for the first 15

years of your life and look how Allah

his Adam is that it's usually about 15

years of their life in which they don't

have strength isn't it somebody till

they're 65 70 they're fine if they live

to be 80 you might spend 10 years

looking after your parent well what

about the 10 years the 15 years your

mother's been what about the nine months

vomiting what about the two years

changing your diaper cleaning your your

feces in your urine

getting up in the night when you cried

worrying about you through your

childhood sicknesses right

fixing food for you three times a day

what about all of that what about that

what about that that your mother did for

you and then your father going out in

the world to provide for you to give you

clothes give you food let's pay back and

now if this culture look what they do to

their parent they put them in old folks

homes and they pay somebody that has no

love for them they can't wait till the

end of the shift

that's all they want they just want the

day to get over because they don't want

to wipe why should I wipe this person's

bottom I don't even know that people

when I worked in a hospital it was very

interesting because I had noticed like

Asian people would come in they wouldn't

let some of the Asian people come they

wouldn't let the nurses clean their

parents they would stay by the bedside

really and Hum doing that there's still

most of the Muslims have that

understanding as well but they're losing

it you look at these young Muslims now

these children seriously you better

start worrying look at them because

they're going to school with all these

non-muslims and they're imbibing the

same understandings they're watching the

cartoons that all make fun of parents

right there watching the sit comedies

that make fun of parents like parents

are the brunt of jokes in this culture

your parents are stupid they're they

don't know they're uncool

they're unhip oh this is Dean is

something else is teaching people to

honor your parents if you want honor

from a lot you better honor your parents

and this was they have that commandment

honor thy parents that was a commandment

is not you should take care of your

parents is a good thing to do to take

care of your present no honor thy

parents the command it was in it was

written in stone according to their own

tradition on the tablets came down from

on high and now look how they treat

their parents

there's comedians that their own parents

are the brunt of their jokes they make

other people laugh by making fun of

their parents so you know that Eliza

honey he's Hameed Allah has no need and

he's praised with his praiseworthy like

Sheikh Ayman al Habibi said woe fabrica

mozu don't behave oh you Dina your

father your bounty exists even if we

didn't exist you don't need us to be

here to be a lira to be a medic to be

eligible to be a aziz to be alpha here

Savion where is and moodle and motley

and man another about you don't need us

you are perfect in yourself nothing

perfects you your creation does not

perfect you allies perfect without his

creation he has no need of us to perfect

his attributes his attributes are

perfect this is father

it's his overflowing bounty that's what

all this is all this to jelly at this

whole world is just this bounty of Allah

well I don't want to love anyone Hameed

now after telling us to do this right to

spend out what does he tell us now a

ship on

yeah I do c'mon shelf on promises

you impoverishment this is what chiffon

does you see

shape on promises you if you do

this if you give out the best of what

you have

you'll be impoverished don't do that

give out that date with the stuff you

don't need yeah I do command he

promises you poverty now whether you

believe in Allah or not I mean


everybody in here believes in Allah but

out there right whether you believe in

Allah or not that is still going on you

see this is the beauty of the Quran the

Quran apply it's reality it doesn't

matter whether or not you believe it or

not it's happening because there's

people out there fear it's all fear of

provision they're all worried there was

a Newsweek article that showed the flood

rising and there were these two people

in total state of terror about when all

the stocks were crashing and what did it

say are you scared yet what have we got

you scared yet are you scared yet right

and they're all scared I might lose my


well you might die tonight I mean that's

the way I look at it is you're going to

be anxious be anxious about something

that's really probable that you might

not get through the day if you're going

to be anxious the only real anxiety to

have in this world as far as I can see

is anxiety about death that's the big

one forget all that other stuff because

there's no guarantee about that one

right so why are you going to worry

about poverty Ida come and up

that's all he can do oh you might be

impoverished you might lose your job I

might die too right

that's a response to shell pond can you

promise me life can you give me a signed

contract and even if he did don't

believe him

because he's a liar so Shep on

yeah I do come on William or

Oakland benefaction

he promises you poverty and then what

does he do well yet MORTAL KOMBAT fashio

why because he needs first to get you

anxious and then he can command you to

do something that's that's bad now if

you look at this even has him the great

and ricean scholar said that the

foundational state of humanity is

anxiety hood Eponine Sano holloa man was

created in anxiety hella

that's the state of human beings hella I

mean even sounds like anxious the word

hella it does hello that's a strong word

and it sounded scary huh whoa that's the

state of human beings hello ah hello I

look what the child he comes out what is

this place that's the first thing he's

thinking he's looking around what is

this place I was in this nice place it

was all I was floating around it was all

cushion right you bumping up against

that nice cushion of the womb that nice

heartbeat right the dub-dub-dub

loved it nice they were in training with

that they felt comfortable they had an

umbilicus they didn't have to worry

about food it was coming all the time

into the into the the valley right they

didn't have to now they feel hunger they

want the breasts and then the first

thing that happens they get that cut off

what does she do that's the first thing

that happens and then boom they slap

them on the bottom right pinch him to

get them breathing cuz they're in a

state look when you're when you're in

tones that you can't even breathe ice

what thereat to go hmm and then boom and

they are and they start crying that's

hella there in Ang's that that's human

being look at that that's how you came

into the world and how do people go out

of the world right heart attack Oh


Anthony what's going on no seriously

look at human being and then everything

that happens oh my god you know I forgot

my keys but just relax hey relax my

wallet where's my wallet

in fact my purse where'd I put y-you why

all that anxiety that's human beings

it's a pathetic creature really we're

pathetic right he's a mess over here

manure when he gets good what's he do

hold it back he won't give out why he's

in anxiety yeah I do come on

see he saying give out why won't you

give out because you're your fear of

poverty either miserable hare manure

when good afflicts him he won't give out

YMS solution Josua goes into jeiza hello


look at that state of human beings it's

all fear worry right so even hasn't said

the whole foundation of the human being

is this state of anxiety it's all fear

and and chiffon knows that because he

knows us he has a good knowledge of our

psychology some of the unum si that

shelf on here means enough Sal Amara

that it's actually the the soul because

the soul is a shape on as well Nestle

Amara is a Shaitaan Shaitaan in Arabic

means the disobedient somebody who's in

disobedience there's chef honored in

shut down or gin and then they're

shipped on or Neffs so this is the

promise of Shaitaan you're going to be

impoverished don't give out don't give

out that's what he says we got motor

company fat shot now even hasn't said

the whole foundation of man's behavior

it can all be interpreted as audible hum

that's what he said

palpable hum that's all human beings are

trying to stave off anxiety he said

every human action that you see you can

interpret it as an attempt to remove

anxiety why do you eat the anxiety of

hunger why do you put on your clothes

the anxiety of coal or the anxiety of

humiliation for being naked right for

exposing yourself is all about anxiety

why do people go out and seek wealth

anxiety about poverty why do people seek

love of leadership anxiety about feeling

like you're insignificant in the world

Napoleon is just a massive infant he

wants to go out and conquer the world

Genghis Khan these are infants that use

the world as their crib and it's all

about feeling important going to prove

to the world who I am that I'm great

magnificent Alexander the Great

conquered the known world

by the age of thirty three what was

driving him what was the what was the


that wanted him to do that right

immortality' Gilgamesh his attempt at

immortality that's what human beings do

everything that you see them doing why

do we seek out friends fear of Solitude

the anxiety of being alone why do people

turn on music anxiety of silence silence

creates anxiety American they've done

studies where if they close their eyes

start meditating a lot of Americans have

acute anxiety attacks just from from

meditating why do people fear surgery

loss of consciousness people are afraid

of being helpless Hey all these things

is all fear that's what it and she'll uh

know that so yeah I do come in

y-yeah Mortal Kombat fashio because what

happens is if you have anxiety

that's when see even Shawa people will

fulfill their shall why because fear of

missing a pleasure the anxiety of

missing a pleasure so they'll actually

fulfill a pleasure because they're

afraid of missing it there's children

they hate to go to sleep they want to go

to sleep why because they're going to

miss something they want really they

want to stay awake that consciousness is

amazing they don't want to go to sleep

that's why it's difficult to put a child

down they'll go until they drop but to

actually get them in bed and have them

lie down it's very difficult to do that

because they think they're going to miss


this way human beings are they're there

they have anxiety

everything's anxiety it's all anxiety

hum hum hum right him--as is aspiration

it comes from the same root anxiety so

you're him as relate Aang's like why do

you why do people seek knowledge fear of

ignorance fear of people treating them

with contempt in this culture it's a big

thing in this culture if you don't have

a degree right if you don't have a they

don't care even if you have a phony

degree they'll hang a phony degree on

the wall there's people that will pay

money to get themselves in who's who and

why are you wasting your money you

didn't do anything or get their pay

$1,000 you get $1,000 and you'll be

given some thing that says you're one of

the top doctors in America you can pay

it hang it in your office why are you

doing that you didn't do it you just had

a thousand dollars to give away to a

for-profit organization you would have

been better off giving it to a nonprofit

organization and then you really would

have been one of the best doctors in

America but only Allah would know but

you don't want that you want other

people to know not enough that Allah

knows because how does that benefit me

in the world all these benefits people

want is all trying to get something

everybody wants what that's why cynics

because they know themselves so well

they can only interpret everybody else

what's the bottom line what's his agenda

what's he really trying to get see

that's a cynic because that's his state

right it's from a Greek word doglike

that's what a cynic is they're like dogs

that's why when the Munaf your own see

they wouldn't do anything that they

didn't have some worldly benefit for it

they didn't like it Asia and fuzzier

because it was at dark nobody could see

them when they went to the horror

also--and Mugler if people could see

them as they also and so was in the

prayer line but he Shan fudger was it

was dark there was no electricity in

Medina and if it wasn't a moonlit night

they didn't want to go nobody would

notice they weren't there

Allah would that's not a major concern

so this is the sickness of the soul so

he says everybody's just trying to

remove this anxiety this state of hella

even hasn't said that they'll go to

great links to do this expend their

energy and he said and yet they won't be

able to get rid of it because no matter

how much money you have

you want more the more they get the more

they want they never get satiated

that's what imam advil city in the

border he said don't don't fulfill your

appetites thinking that you'll break it

right he said haven't you seen how the

gorman the glutton only increases in his

desire for food the more he eats that's

the nature the more you get the more you

want there's a hadith a Amla FF&E; Adam

Allah horrible company nothing will fill

the mouth of the son of Adam except the

dirt of his grave that's the only thing

no can lo can it the whole Laden min Deb

Letterman no Athena had he had a valley

of gold he just wants another valley of

gold that's even Adam that's his state

if he has a valley of gold he wants

another Valley yet lash back right

there's no Shiva come on you know one of

the the grammarians noted that all the

letters of Pama have circles in them aw

ein meme and I mean because he said

that's the nature of Pama it's hollow in

the middle it's just always empty come

on just more and more Yelp the Mac Yelp

the matter

and look at shabbat which is to be

shared to seen yet efficie it spreads

out bat closes the the hollow and then i

aim is the source the joke so it gets

filled right that's what shebat to I

can't eat anymore I'm full Shabbat so

then he what so this is what she upon

does he get do that do that you need to

do that no no take it even though it's

Haram if you don't do it you're gonna

you know miss out and that's stupid so

it's all promises of dunya worldly gain

this is what chef anh promised all world

again he can't promise you the next

world he makes you fear this world Cal

ability ribbon and aji de you love the

aji de what is the agita the immediate


what is chiffon what's his his favorite

thing Angela Li Jada to minish upon

immediacy is from chiffon your immediate

needs you have immediate needs don't

give out what is a las a Lenten anode

better attitude upon me matter hit boon

you won't gain righteousness until you

give out what you love not what you

don't love anybody can do that anybody

can give those computers they want to

throw away but who can give that

brand-new computer they just bought for

themselves when they see that somebody

needs it for the sake of Allah right who

can give that money that when the stock

drops right you get it's easy to give

your your stocks they were worth eighty

dollars now they're worth two dollars

well I'll just donate them to the Masjid

that's easy to do it's it's it's when

they were riding high well just wait and

then she have fun even if you want to

give he'll say no just wait they'll get

higher he wants to he'll work every

angle that's the nature of chiffon

because he's the conman he's the guy

that does the shell game right flipping

the shelter on the peas in one of them I

can see it I just I'm gone I'm going to

work this out that's what the shell game

is based on these guys that sit on the

streets and do the shell game it's based

on you watching him and you think I know

where the shell is you didn't see him

take the pee out it's not even there

it's sleight of hand

that's what shelf on June it's all

sleight of hand and then in the end you

get cheated all right that's what he

does and then what's he do in me buddy

of mine come

don't blame me let's hello morning no

one physical don't blame me blame

yourselves you got the message you heard

the warning you you were given all his

strategies you were told who he is now

the question is do you really believe do

you believe the book right do you really

believe this because it's there don't

think it's not there all of you have it

you all know it you want to give up what

you think I need that it's hard to do

you heard it you heard oh but you know

saving is it from Islam too so you'll

justify it you'll work it all out in

your mind make it all work why is it

then what people's Iman is is high they

give out why is that there's people that

won't give out and then their Iman

shoots up and boom they give out why is

it only when the Iman's high I mean

isn't that interesting why don't people

give out when the immense low these do

it I mean it's about amen and then you

find out when you give it out you didn't

lose it

right I mean I once I had something I

loved so much and I was in the most of

the provençal I tasted them and there

was an old Sheikh there and he just had

his eye on this and I really didn't want

to give it away but I think I'm in the

mosque of the Prophet his old man's here

I said this Mila I still think about it

every once in a while you know but

sometimes I think maybe that'll get me

into paradise because he was so happy

but maybe if I wasn't in the Masjid of

the Prophet I wouldn't have done that

really maybe I wouldn't have done it

maybe I was here I wouldn't have done it

just would have ignored

and then we walked away shot Abdullah

will dock man who was with me he said

Tama who shakeela because the man he

really wanted it from me it was mine but

he wanted me let me know he wanted it is

so that was his thumb right that that

wanted the pulse I you know what big

deal he was a poor man I could I could

go if I wanted now I could go get

replace it really most of the things

that you have you could replace if you

gave away your Lexus you could replace

it seriously think about that most of

the things you really have you can

replace them might take a little time

but you can do it so why the fear

because maybe I can't maybe I won't be

able to that's all well that's one all

right what a beautiful word well it's a

beautiful word one begins heart of Allah

it's a weak radical Wow

it's the weakest one Wow and then huh

coming from that empty source huh comes

from the Joffe right and then meme it

ends up nothing there and just close

your mount one lime is illusion right

that's what this this whole thing is

just a bunch of one everything you own

is one your own family's one your one

the whole thing really it's all one

right at one more who would he juggle

that is the veil all this illusion cuz

you're we're all gonna die we leave this

place it goes it it just we leave it

every single one of us there were people

a thousand years ago teaching pot on a

thousand years ago think about that 1400

years ago people reading this verse that

I'm reading now here we are today in

California looking at a verse there was

somebody giving tough shear a thousand

years ago telling people a thousand

years ago ship Tanya to come and

all right he was thought now they're all

gone they're all dead

there he was the world reminding people

look it's here it's true believe it

some did some didn't but they all died

so he commands you to fashio

because he's got you in that state of

anxiety if you're not in that state of

anxiety he's got no power over you

that's why he knows the first I have to

get him anxious then I can then I can

tell him don't give out because if he's

not anxious he'll just give out and ship

on has no power so his power is anxiety

yeah I do common a shipowner yeah

I did converter up we are monokuma

Tasha while lahu yeah I do come mother

Ottoman who but what is Allah promised

mother Pharaoh he forgiveness menu is

not just mother Farah it's men who how I

could have said well oye Takuma ferritin

that's enough in the Arabic language he

promises you forgiveness but he says

mother ferritin min who just to let you

know because hedeman multi right you do

Luana element martha the the vastness of

the giver indicates the greatness of the

gift mother Pharaoh from Allah

now what does see what a ship on

promising you he's promising you

something which is one do you understand

that yeah I do commit will you

become impoverished maybe you will but

maybe you won't now we know if it's

about sadaqa what is the prophets allah

i am say mana pasar malam means avocado

wealth is not diminished by charity

that's a promise

so if you believe in Allah his promise

is false but even if we grant the common

maybe you will become impoverished but

maybe you won't it's only probable now

what is it in relation to what is his

promise in relation to the dunya is only

related to dunya he's not promising that

you're going to be impoverished in the

Ankara that's what will happen if you

don't give out in the dunya he's working

on your love of dunya he's working on

your your love of being in the world

that's what he's what is Allah promising

mahira in the al-shara min who from

Allah SWA his wad is about acida is

about infinity it's not about finite

it's not about you know you're going to

lose a hundred thousand dollars you're

going to lose two hundred no this is

about infinity monofilament well thought

that I'm and bounty father in other

words you have bounty in the world as

well he's promising you that because

Allah is not promising you scarcity

Allah the the whole crux of this

sentiment in the Quran is that we live

in a bounteous universe we have a

bounteous Lord see there's two ways of

looking at the world there's the way of

scarcity and then there's the way of

bounty these people are all is all about

scarcity there's not enough water the

water tables are dropping right there's

not enough gas oil is about to go out

right there's not enough food there's

going to be great famines it's all fear

do you see this is what they're working

on it's all fear there's not enough jobs

to go around there's two overpopulation

there's not enough land it's all

scarcity that's what they do because

shelf on this is all don't think believe

that this is true Quran is telling us

the truth and this is what they're

working on they're playing on anxieties

right the topsoil is disappearing

all this fear it's all about fear fear

fear look at the earth there was a time

in America when when they said a

squirrel could go from the east coast to

Oregon and not touch the ground there

were so many trees they're all gone

right they're all gone the same is true

of North Africa people don't realize

it's North akka Africa used to be

jungles the word in Arabic where model

that has lives is called taganas which

means in Berber it means jungle it's a

desert now who made in a desert right it

was made a desert by the Arabs even

Hodgins had many he doubt crossed North

Africa like locusts see we're not the

only one I mean they think now these are

the only people that have ever been

guilty of crimes against the earth it's

an old old thing though the Romans the

Muslims did it we made our mistakes many

people made our mistake many people made

these mistake but look at how each at

each level when when what was the

primary fuel of the earth initially wood

woods all gone we're worried now about

what they're what's left if it's

produced enough oxygen for us then what

showed up after wood when all the

forests were gone coal who where'd that

come from hidden all that time why

didn't people discover it when there was

no wood and then coal started causing

all the problems and and and and

diminishing in number then what shows up

oil and how oils is going to go it's

going to disappear put everybody in a

state of anxiety why why is it that

everything man needs men gets provided

for his needs are met they've always

been met

they've never not been met we're still

here after all these millennia still

eating still drinking still procreating

but when you're not in a state of

devotion Allah will meet your needs but

they'll harm you

so our fuel is toxic we still get it but

it's toxic if we were doing the right

thing Allah would give us things that

didn't harm us but he does that why

LAN LAN LAN no mirrors your own maybe

they'll return to it maybe they'll enter

in the state of humbleness and beg for

help that's that is all done for a

reason so this is what share pandas well

oh yeah I Tacoma villa to Managua favela

well la wash your own allies vast Eileen

all-knowing chiffon is not vast Shelton

is not all-knowing now after all of this

what does Allah subhana wa dare to say

you would see in hikmah tomainia

but this is wisdom the people that are

able to understand this are wise people

and he gives his wisdom to whomever he

pleases the Quran is what the Quran al

Hakim it's the wise Quran woman you'd

said hikmah Tophet ot a high rank akhira

and whoever is given hikmah is given

great good Ramaiah DeCaro

illa allah al bab but only people have

innermost core remember this look lubicz

is the seed it's the pit people have pit

weighty people pity people waiting

people not empty people because human

beings are between Apple and hump alkyl

is intelligence hump is foolishness and

what's in between is soft so fief

that's why most people if you look out

there are in a state of hamako even the

intelligent people they're all in a

state of hamako stupidity because what

is an apple Allah says about the kuffara

whom Coleman they are people there are

people that don't use their Apple what

is often what does happen what is the

benefit derived from outcome is that

you're able to weigh things intellectus

in Latin means to judge between things

Alcon enables you to judge between

falsehood and truth in the mockolate in

the intelligible and right and wrong in

the more I'm mad at you have mockolate

and you have more I'm a net alcohol is

the ability to judge between truth and

falsehood in the intelligible and

between right and wrong in the

transactions so the human being has a

rational and a moral component both of

them are related to the intellect and

that is what the alkyl is the Alpha yaki

Luca and in balton it prevents you from

falling into falsehood we are kilkanin

haram and it prevents you from entering

into the wrong in your moral


that's what alkyl is so if you see

people out there no matter how

intelligent they are no matter how to

see jihad is cleverness what's called

dahab the Arabs have words for all these

things we used to a clever person is not

an out them for instance you know

there's Wall Street people Boesky type

people there's no doubt that they're

clever they're dajia they have to have

but it's not alcohol because their their

their cleverness does not prevent them

from doing wrong and does not encourage

them to do right so in the end like the

Arab say a potato hadaka

his cleverness killed him iemon tamiya

called one man he's one of the

philosophers he said vicki haru's icky

he was clever but not pure Vicky

he was icky so you want the anthem

that's what we want neither come to Peru

that's what this all is all about it's

learning to use the internet and the

intellect is trained by education first

and foremost you have to educate the

mind the mind is is the mind has amazing

innate abilities but it also has amazing

innate flaws and that's what learning

does it separates what's good from the

intellect from what's bad because the

intellect will trip you up just like a

napkin can stop you prevent you from the

truth as well they thought the thing

that the aqua can do that even has him

says that the majority of people have

this quality of soul they'll talk about

things of no benefit to them he said

that they'll desire things that can he

said the world is like this he said it's

like a wheel being turned by a torrent

you know like these water wheels but

there's a torrent coming down he said

you can't stop the wheel he said all

your wishes are empty wishes you're not

going to change things by wishing you

change things by engaging the world so

that's what he said you can spend your

life just talking about things and then

there's other people that go out and do

things they engage the world they change

things and they're easy to criticize

those people but the people that

criticize them are people sitting on the

sidelines that's what that's who

criticizes you'll always see the critics

are people on the sidelines they're not

in the world they're not engaging the

world they're just watching oh look at

that guy he's trying to do this look at

that person is so stupid this is madness

there's an empty life and then when they

die they just find out they just wasted

their lot he's had it better to have a

good opinion of everybody have good

feelings goodwill towards everybody he

said have goodwill towards everybody

desire good for everybody on the planet

why desire

evil for people it comes from an empty

source people that want the destruction

of another people people that want I

mean there are some evil people on the

world there's no doubt there are people

there they're just evil the majority of

people they're just their fence sitters

what you need to do is to tip the fence

over there's a low I'm gonna see the

muhammad's embodies and I'm