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4 Types Of Trials Fitan

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Abdul Nasir Jangda

Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda

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So

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the discussion today is,

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and the practical lessons that we can learn from sort of gaff

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sort of I have is a very unique, very powerful sort of

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which I think, you know, hamdulillah it's there are certain pseudos within the Koran, that while we always continue to need more more and more discussions, and more and more relevant, updated discussions in regards to this, who are these different sources of the Quran, that address our current situations, as constantly more and more situations come up, more and more challenges are presented, we constantly need to also update these discussions to address those concerns and those problems that we have.

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Having said that, so to cap is one of those who does that gets talked about more often than the other students was, of course, it's a it's a very powerful tool. And it's one that many people know when that many people read that they memorize. And of course, the prophet alayhi salatu was Salam has strongly emphasized the reading of this surah every single Friday, and even that is something that I'll talk about in sha Allah. But sort of gaff, one of the things that is very unique about the surah. And of course, because it was primarily a youth gathering, so or sort of makes sense, it talks about the youth. But aside from that, there's a universal value to sort of gap. And that is

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sort of have presents to us. Not just, it doesn't just present to us for primary challenges. The word is fit to where does it fit,

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but also presents the solution to those fitness. And I'd like to explain the word fit not to begin with, this is a really interesting word. The word fits not itself in the Arabic language. Classically speaking in its origins, it refers to the cleansing process,

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the cleansing process, the purification process, that golden silver is put, that is what the word fits in. That means in its origins, to purify gold and silver, that process, you heat it up, you put it to the fire that's called fitna. All right, and something that's very interesting and very beautiful. I'm gonna say this in the beginning, I'm gonna conclude with this as well. Something that's very interesting, very profound, very beautiful. Is that the Messenger of Allah, the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, and last time I didn't come I didn't it.

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I mentioned this in the classroom. The profits a lot. He some says that people are gold and silver mines. to literally more closely translates is anathema Island people, our minds. All right to treasure troves, their minds, they're buried treasures, come it makes me look just like gold and silver mines. So to summarize the process when people are gold and silver mines,

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gold and silver mines, what does that mean? That means that people have so much potential, they don't even realize they don't even begin to understand how much potential they have. each human being, every single person is a treasure. Every single human being has so much potential.

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There's so much to offer,

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to the deen to the world to humanity to their families, to their communities to themselves, they can do so much. They are capable of so much and building their dounia and achieving in the afternoon. We have no idea. No idea. And then the idea as it goes on. It's very interesting. The prophet SAW something continuous a theatrical feature unity

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that the best amongst you.

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The best player comes from haters, the plural of hate, theatrical, the best amongst you in ignorance, in the time of ignorance for the Jackie Nia, the time of ignorance, the period of ignorance, the era of ignorance, once you understand what that means, people were at the lowest of the low, people were at their worst theatrical films.

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They are also the best amongst you in Islam, either for as long as they gained a deeper understanding of the demon religion, as long as they come to terms they realize they understand they comprehend properly, what the dean is, and what the dean asks of them, and how good he can improve them and better than most people, potential doesn't stop.

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And that's why we see that the profit or loss of a loved one he was sent him. He didn't make people change who they were.

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He didn't tell people to stop being who they were. You let them be themselves.

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But he just made them whereas originally their talents or abilities were being applied towards maybe something

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destructive, something bad. The Prophet says, who just told him to just turn, change, stay who you are, but just kind of just apply it in a different way, apply it in a different direction, apply it towards good.

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The loved one was a community leader, elder statesman, community leader, just the ultimate community. It was born for leadership. It's just a new everybody. You know how to talk to people, you know exactly what to say to somebody exactly at the right time to get them to do exactly what he wanted to just know exactly how to talk to people, just people were his thing. In fact, he was an expert of unsub he was an expert in genealogy as a genealogist you know, everyone's family. Everyone's family tree.

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No, exactly. Hey, how's it going? You're his son as your uncle doing? How's your cousin? grandfather's Feeling better? Give me give my son out make sure he's okay take care your mother make sure you're good to your mom. Look out for your little city know everybody

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the promises have didn't change you can talk to stop being who he was. But he applied it towards good you're the first three years of the dour the message of the prophets allottee center

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what were they it was private. It was quiet it wasn't public that there were lectures like this now it's personal networks and guess who was the vehicle who was who was the opening act to the profits a lot he's enemies now those Abu Bakar I will talk about the along with the process of introducing somebody as a god Hey, you know your grandfather Yeah, he was actually cousins with his grandfather this Mohammed son about the love grandson about

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his uncle, you know, your grandfather's your second cousins.

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opendoor

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apply that towards good. And eventually abubaker have a lot of wonderful, amazing leadership. We talked about the leadership of the other Sahaba rightfully so we forget about the ultimate leadership.

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I was talking about this earlier during the day the prophets Alonso passed away

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the day the profits a lot either. I just get shivers every single time I mentioned it.

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Just because Can you imagine

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imagine how tragic that must have been. How sad

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it's You can't imagine it.

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The profits while these

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people are dumbfounded walking around with sword in hand literally threatening to hurt anybody who says anything about the most

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fun is like, zoned out like catatonic.

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It's like

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nothing. Hey, hey, nothing.

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People crying people saw the people broken down a book about the levels of leader.

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And nobody had lost more than a buck or loss. Nobody lost more than what he lose. This was his best friend. This was his profit. This was his messenger. This was his best friend. This was the husband of his daughter. Nobody lost more than what he lost. But leaders.

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Yo we often talk about Ilana, we have this perception, this image of this older gentleman, very stern, very serious. How old is

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2728 28 years old? As young?

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You might not consider too young. All right. It's young. All right. It's young. So I younger than I am

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20 years old. But who was it before? It's on us. He was a rough man. You know what a roughneck mink he was a rough man.

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You straight gangster.

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Use a gene. You didn't cross him. You didn't mess with this guy. You didn't look twice at this guy, man.

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It mess you up.

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That's your honor. The alarm line was it was rough. It was tough. rough around the edges.

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subsist long process and tell him to stop being weightless? Absolutely not. He didn't change. It asked him to change himself. But what the profits Allison did do made him apply those talents towards good. How did he apply those talents towards good? I'm one of the alojado became the enforcer.

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He was the profit systems enforcer.

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Right.

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He was a Charles Oakley to the process of Michael Jordan.

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Right? reinforcer.

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As we was

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I showed the movie I'm relying on the profits of our system says the strictest in enforcing the command of a ledger Allah

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is the gate that holds it out.

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Is the gate that keeps popping out of Medina keeps the evil up.

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Money.

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So they weren't, they weren't the process and didn't change them. Because they were treasures. That's what I started out with so that each and every single human being so much to offer can do so much.

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can give so much.

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We just have to, and that's where the magic comes in. So Fiddler is usually something bad, right? But here's the interesting thing about fifth now. It's neither bad nor good. It's in the middle.

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It's up to you whether it turns into something bad for you where it turned into something good for you. A Fiddler can be the worst thing that I've been to. But it could also be the best thing that ever happened to you.

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Why? Because that fitna, either you'll sink in and you'll drown in it, you'll perish with it. It'll be your doom in your destruction.

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Or you'll come out the other side. Amazing.

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Precious, something that is sought after, it'll refine you. It'll cleanse you, it'll purify you, or make you amazing. That's the thing about

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certain calf.

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Going back to the topic, so two calf talks about the big four the big forfeit,

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for big fitness, presented through four key stories, narratives, situations.

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And for each fitment the solution is provided

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fit number one is the fitness of

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claimants how to keep your faith how to stay Muslim. I don't know how much simpler I can put that. And while that might for a certain audience for certain people at a certain place that might seem kind of like statelessness.

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But I know the youngins, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Keep your email to stay Muslim. That's a tough that's a daily struggle. Anybody that goes to school, especially public school knows exactly what I'm talking about.

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I always tell parents, to have a little bit of empathy when the kids come home from school,

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not in the mood to talk, then the mood to sit and chitchat and the mood to catch up or do something they seem kind of off being a bit difficult to talk to me on this one, go to my room now. Whatever, okay, sure.

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Of course, advice to the youngest of your parents, you don't talk to them that way. But I always tell the parents that have some empathy. Because he didn't just come back from eight hours of school, he just came back from eight hours of fighting for azima.

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So this challenge of the man and that's why it was powerful, it presents the fitness of the man through the story of answers youth

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in on Fifth Avenue below.

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GYN, we're youth who believed in their Lord was it in our home with them. But Allah says we increase them in guidance, we showed them the way we took care of. And similarly Allah will show us the way Allah will also take care of us.

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So that's the first 15 minutes presented.

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But what is the solution to that?

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What is the solution to the fitness All right, number one,

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you got to have your priorities straight.

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You got to have your priorities, that preserving that eemaan remaining Muslim has to be personally food has to be your number one priority.

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being cool being bite being popular, having a good time, everything is secondary number one priority is keeping my email stainless staying strong, staying true to who I am.

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And when that is the primary criteria, when that is the number one consideration.

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Part of that was it enough who then and then we increase them and guidance is that Allah subhanaw taala will allow you a Las Palmas Allah will make it possible for you to have a good time for you to have friends for you to be able to enjoy life for you to be able to enjoy being who you are within the realm of staying within the boundaries of your email. A lot of power Tyler will take care.

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But you got to have your prioritization. That's got to be your number one issue, your number one concern.

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Another thing that almost power teller tells us as a solution to this issue to this fitna. How to make it through this is our last panel which Allah tells us in a theater

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in a movie theater, not only that, but here in Suzuka sepuluh nephrolithotomy lobby on Cobo Hall boom, we're poor Luna hum satin Sadie Schumann kaboom. Raja nombre de Luna, savato, feminine como. There's a huge discussion here as to how many were there, their numbers before Allah subhanahu scythia. They were not just it was a group of youngsters. Allah uses a plural the collective there was a group of youngsters. They were you. The fact that they were numbers, there was a group of them. They sought out good company, they stayed in good company, they became each other's support system.

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They were there for each other. That's the second thing number one, have your priorities straight. Your Email is your number one priority number two priority or number. The second part of that solution is you got to find good company, you got to find yourself in that circle. You got to find somebody else who has the same concern as you and you got to you got to bounce, you got to come together. You get a band together.

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You have to, nobody can make it out there. There's no such thing. It looks cool. It looks great in a movie to be a loner.

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And that's great and cool in the movie to be alone arrive alone right off alone into the sunset on the motorcycle. looks fantastic. It's a great way to end the movie as our lifers. Everybody needs a support system. Everybody. Allah created us social creatures, we all require companionship, we all require friendship, we're human beings, it's part of who we are.

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So you're going to require and more often than not it is that social circle it is the company that you keep you keep that brings you down.

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You can be great. I've known plenty of great guys got caught up with the wrong crowd. And I know plenty of guys that had no business making it that had no business like just there's their situation their circumstances driven their personality was like I guys gonna have our time we will write people off of course, but you just knew that guy's got it. Gotta challenge himself. All right, guys. Gonna have a tough time. And so how about a surprise you?

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last person who is amazing?

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What was it good company.

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And I don't want to rehash like things that you've already like covered. You've talked about you've heard about the profit somebody some seals the deal with that beautiful example analogy gives good friend being like a perfumer.

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You know, like, if you got a really good friend, you know, I'll give you another analogy. All right, close to that something that made me make more make more sense to you. It's like, imagine if you have a friend that worked a perfume counter at the mall. It's like, Oh, God, I wouldn't be friends with that guy. Right? So that's what you're probably thinking, right? Imagine having a you're having a friend that worked at dunkin donuts. So that makes sense to you guys.

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Right? That makes sense to you.

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So anybody who had a really good friend that worked at Dunkin Donuts more often? Pretty good chance he's going to be fat. That's a good way to look at.

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that dude's gonna be fat. All right, because his friend works at Krispy Kreme. All right.

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But on the other hand, the profits a lot. And so he can't avoid it. He can't help it.

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He's gonna go hang out with his friend. He's gonna get hooked up with a free donut. It's gonna happen.

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When I was growing up, I had a friend who worked at blockbuster. mazing

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amazing.

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I can't tell you how amazing I was every brand new game that God came up. Oh, yeah. When hidden under the category. Every single time I could walk in. Right people might jump in the line for the new game. I just wanted

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it to be so I have a coffee. So but yeah, it's

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it's it's a consequence of it, of course. But on the other hand, the prophet SAW some says having a bad friend is bad friend is like, it's like hanging out with a blacksmith

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and color just like meal or suburban kids really never probably seen a blacksmith in your life. All right. So I have the similar experience having a bad friend. It's like Have I been best friends with a mechanic?

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All right. Am I really really good friends is mechanical into that car shop. Our shop is fun. It's good. It's one of my indulgences. But it's also I'll tell you what I'm talking about. So typically, now that life you don't catch on you get married, you have kids life goes on. You get busy you don't get to hang out as much. So

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typically whenever I would get clipped by Dallas, the mustard where I usually would clip out on the way back from the machine shop was on the way back from the machine. And so I would you know stop by those my chance to see my buddy you know once a week I would stop by for a little busy salon hang out for a little bit catch up with him. Stuff like that. Typically when I would go to the gym or you know I gotta wear the uniform. You know the uniform is right. White throw like this young fella right here. I sleep I felt like I was wearing beautiful crisp ice white though. A glowing bam. Right. And every single time I go to visit him it no matter where man I could sit down on a chair. I

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could sit down on the couch, I could go sit in his office which is clean. Right when I get up whole backside black. As you got greases everywhere, nothing black but water. Grab that every single time with the greasy button all the time. Every single time folks I used to ruin like a dozen of my throws, man, you can't even get that stuff out. Every single time.

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I was like man, what do I do with this? And so

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then it became a procedure. I wouldn't sit. So I visit with this guy for an hour and a half I wouldn't see but you know when you start talking you just kind of lean against the wall. Boom right there. Sure.

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You're

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done.

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Right? rolling. So many of my folks eventually became our procedure. When I go pull that pull up to visit him, he'd come out and sit in my car. And we talked in my car for like an hour, right? That became the procedure. So just like you couldn't avoid getting dirty, get your clothes ruined if you got mechanic as a friend, having a bad friend like that.

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So to avoid the difficulty, man, save your email. Number one, it's kind of your number one priority. That's that's an internal thing. I spoke about that the football yesterday. Or May, you may be lucky.

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When somebody truly believed in Allah, and Allah guides your heart.

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Allah guides their heart. So you got to make up your mind your relationship with Allah, your number one priority, you got to concern yourself. Like it was for the Jews, they left their family and

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they went up to the cave, because they got

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they did nothing. And

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so you got to make among your number one priority. And that's going to mean that you don't get to go to the party Saturday night, you don't go to the party.

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That means you're not going to go hang with the guys after. After School on Friday, you're going to be smoking up, and you're not going to go hang out with the guys.

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And the fitna increases, those types of fitness increase as you go through life.

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So you're gonna have to constantly avoid, you're gonna have to not be always in the elite social circle, because your mind is your number one priority. And secondly, you gotta you got to find the support system, you got to find a group, you got to find a network of people gotta have your buddies have the similar concern that you do. You get a band together with them. That's got to happen. It's necessary.

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And then just to highlight this, what happens when you do that? What happens when you implement the solution was in our booth that

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was we took care of how did Allah take care of him?

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Okay.

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Notice there's there's a dog right in the story of the youngsters. Where does that come from?

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I did what I'm saying, Hey, we're going to ruin money manufacturing roofers with me.

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Where don't come from randomly, don't just join along with them. Start walking with them.

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Because

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he's walking with automatic protection provided by alarm.

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They go and they find this cave and somehow Li What is the name of the cave is called El Cap. There's two words for cave into every language Han and cap quad is like a small like, recessed like inside a small little cave. Like almost like a burrow like inside cave, where the process of the hit during hitter that was a car that's a cane like that. Golf is like like a big game

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where it's not very deep inside. It's just kind of like just kind of like a little bit of an inset within the mountain. So it's like wide open. It has a broad entrance, a wide entrance that's a gaff.

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So it's not like they were like shielded, they were protected. Or they were just right there in the open.

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Just a bunch of kids, they just want a young guy and he just needed a place to crash. Just find the first place they do and they just crashed here. What happens now, of course, Allah subhanaw taala puts them to sleep. They sleep for how long 309 years or so took after 309 years.

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But the amazing thing is what happens while they sleep.

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Allah subhanaw taala says whatever shumsa either dissolver on caffeine that in any way that

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that the Shema, who fought with him, they were sleeping within the cave, when the sun would rise, Allah subhanaw taala commanded the sun to kind of move away so to not like bear down on them for hours and hours and hours and sunburn them

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and hurt them a lot commanded the sun to kind of move a little bit out of the way kind of curve away a little bit don't shine down directly on them. So you don't hurt them. And when the sun was setting similar to kind of we don't come down directly on one of the Buddha limini without the Shema.

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Not just that. But when somebody like for instance in the hospital if somebody is paralyzed or in a coma and they're in a hospital that you know when they live there for that long in a bed What do they get? They get bed sores, it's really bad it's very dangerous damages the body so much more than I didn't want them to get bed sores every morning and every evening we would turn them over flip them over and flip them over.

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Unless arranging for them to be turned over. Nobody will mama says we did it that way meaning without the Shema we turned them over every couple of hours. So they do one develop bachelors. Not just that what can you do there I will see. But the dog is also being preserved the dog is also resting but how would it allow the doctor as well can we pass it on?

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The dog was sitting with its arms out like that.

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Front, like you know a dog just kind of sits and watches that'll porch, you're seeing that. Somebody just kind of sits there and sits on the porch. And you sit there as soon as somebody walks by or dries out, what does the dog do?

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Right? looks right at you, but don't come here.

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So dog sitting there just like that, right at the front of the cave. So even if somebody approached like, Oh, snap, that's a scary dog.

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Right?

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But not only that, the profit goes on to even tell us so much. So with that said, whoo,

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whoo. But that's a movie.

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If you were to even see them,

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you would have thought they were awake, even though they were asleep. So lay them make them sleep in such a way where it's like

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it's like, oh, he's looking straight at me. I better move on from here. They're sleeping like that. Right? If you saw them, you think they were awake a call? Oh, you staring me down, bone. Nice passed out, knocked out he's sleeping. Not only that, but the

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lower latency learn not to stab but Allah subhanaw taala gave him such an appearance that even if you would have peeked in on a lower later minister on Google ran from there, you would have gotten terrified you will not be scared.

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It just you will have just been filled with fear just by looking at Look how a lot arranged everything. A lot take care of them, when they make that their number one priority. So that's the fifth and

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the second fitness that's presented. The second test the second challenge. The second trial, is that money

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is their money. And that's where it was power teller tells us, Simon gentlemen,

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the guy with two gardens. Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the guy with two gardens

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where he's being advised by his buddies, who saw his buddies advising him. You know, you should worship alone should be grateful to a lack of accountability. how committed Are you really ungrateful to a lie? you disbelieve in Allah. He's trying to advise him to tell him be good worship Allah. develop a relationship with Allah, give charity, appreciate Allah be grateful and thankful to Allah for everything. He's giving you money, say yours. Allah gave the students a blessing from above. Appreciate it all for it. Of course, he denied he was arrogant, he refused. So what ended up happening? Everything was ruined.

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Everything was destroyed literally overnight. Everything was lost.

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lost power, dialysis, everything that the guy had wiped was wiped out.

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So the question is, how do you pass that test the passive wealth, the test of wealth, how do you pass the test the world? How do you survive through the trial of wealth? It's a very, very simple process. The solution is very, very simple. Well dribbler method and hierarchy dounia comma in Angela Amina sama. First Allah to begin about enough for us but her she mentor through huria

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nishimoto de la and manual balloon is to hire to dunya but about the end to Saudi had hate and anger because Robin was in.

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Number one, same thing, two step solution number one, realize what is the reality of the wealth? What is the reality and material things in this world. I like it's a beautiful example of beautiful parable. Allah says they give to them the example of the life of this world like water that runs down from the sky. It mixes up with the dirt in the ground for us by a human and then almost completely bypasses. When the rain mixes up with the dirt and what ends up happening about too fast. A lot of email, it mixes up with that which grows out of the earth. So then everything goes out there good luck bypasses that complete part of it. Yeah, it grows out. It's luscious. It's green.

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It's beautiful. But then a lot fast forwards to what happens to it though. That part of it is short lived what really happens to it.

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For us baja Shimon, it literally becomes like what's going to happen to these leaves in the fall.

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Right? It's just it's a mess. It's just like, it's nothing. It's just like garbage. You rake your leaves and you throw them away. It's all garbage.

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So it becomes garbage. Just becomes a bunch of like trash for us by hachiman. Trulia, the wind blows it away.

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That's the reality of this world here today, gone tomorrow. The Prophet somebody sent in a beautiful Hadith he says, dunya

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to destroy dystonia, materialistic things in this world are homegrown. They're sweet, and they're heartbroken. They're green.

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You know what that means? This is from Joanne Carla cannon. This is from the eloquence of the prophets. A lot of them it's a gift given to the process of saying a lot and very little three words.

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Number one is sweet. It's very sweet to the taste.

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taste good.

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But what's the you know, what's something interesting about everything that's very, very sweet.

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sweet things, they spoil faster.

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Things that are sweet, they spoil faster. They go bad insects come after them air rots.

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So yeah, it's really sweet at first days, but it goes back really quickly.

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The next thing is called the law. Do

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you know what that means? in our language? It's flashy. It's glamorous. It's bling bling, is really flashy. But what what also is the reality of something being very green, it's green right now. But what's it going to be in, in a couple of months? In a month or so what's going to be in the brown, yellow, and brown and then just trash that you want off your lawn, you pay somebody to come in and remove it from your lawn. That's the reality of something green.

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You know, you ever seen a car or a house that is a beautiful? A car that's the baller amazing. So amazing like you and your friend, who became

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you seen in the parking lot? You go stand next to take a picture of me

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right now is that your car? Everybody knows on Facebook. So it's your car. Right?

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house, we just slow down as you drive by like,

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That's amazing.

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But what happens if that car gets in a wreck? What happens if the house catches on fire?

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You pay somebody to come until that car away. And take it to the trash. Take it to the junkyard to salvage yard.

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You pay somebody to come and clean up the mess on your property. That house you drove by that house yesterday. It's amazing.

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caught on fire burned to the ground and smell so bad. It's such a mess. You try to avoid driving down the street visit the bad smell that gets in your car, the smoky smell. You avoid driving down the street.

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That's the first solution realize the reality of this world. And then the second step of the solution.

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You got to balance it with your dean, you got to work for the entrepreneur. You got money. That's good. That's great. You got the luxury. You got the money. It's amazing. But you got to balance it out with the offset. What about the episode they have this? These materialistic things are shortly it's like we talked about but then so I got to invest everything I got into something that is everlasting. What is that good deeds on Basquiat.

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it's better in terms of reward, it's better in terms of its return on investment.

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So invest into the asset, invest yourself into doing the deeds, and use that wealth, use that money that you have into doing good deeds. And something else, it's very important in terms of wanting to especially in terms of our wealth, is be grateful, be appreciative, be thankful.

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And move quickly the third test that's provided. The third fitness that's mentioned here is from the story of musante center with the teacher.

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You know what that fitness about as a fitness knowledge

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as a fitness knowledge.

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And I know it's a smaller, more select group or demographic that this maybe relates to, but I feel that sometimes it can be the most problematic.

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I talked about this a number of times lately, that a lot of times people that are practicing are knowledgeable, like more active within the religion, their character or their lack thereof. Rather, I should say the lack thereof of character oftentimes becomes a deterrent for other people to become closer to the

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with the guy who does pray with the guy who does know a lot. The guy who does take the classroom, the guy who is at the machine acts like a jerk it, it basically becomes a reason for somebody else to see. That's why I don't go to the machine.

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Very, very important to fit number eight. And so what is the solution to the feeding of knowledge and in humility, you got to humble yourself. Humility sounds like abstract, abstract, and we got to be humble, I got to be humble. You just say a few things. Like

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that's it. boom, done. Right? It got from me, bro. Humility achieved. Now that's not doesn't work that way. You literally have to humble yourself.

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You have to humble yourself. Go sit down with someone.

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Ask them for advice. Learn from people continue to be mentored, continue to learn. Have a teacher, have a mentor have somebody that puts you in your place

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before Hokulea here, how much you owe to somebody who knows more than you. And at the end of day a lie is of course the source of all knowledge.

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Allah gave you the knowledge you can take it away from you.

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But you got to humble us musante Sam is a prophet in the Messenger of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala you

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teach us on what is the solution to the fitna knowledge Allah makes him go and be mentored and be a student of someone else.

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And it is not like

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You don't like a Sesame Street teacher? Is not Mr. Rogers.

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He's just like, you can't can't roll with me. I can't roll with you.

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I can't deal with people. now. Come on, please. Please don't talk. I don't want to hear you talk. Quite. Okay. And doing all this random stuff.

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Damaging somebody

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killing a kid.

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He's fixing up people's like property without even like getting paid or any compensation randomly fixing up people's laws and properties of random stuff. And no explanation provided. Okay, young rubber. Rip that nail out of the board. Yeah, rip that piece of wood out of the bottom of the boat. Go ahead do that. Like randomly doing random stuff. I won't even tell him what he's doing. And secondly tries to say,

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messing up somebody's

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like, why are we doing this? When I tell you I told you to be quiet. You're talking?

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Quiet. I don't care what you have to say. Hashtag nobody cares.

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Right at revising the hashtag, nobody cares. Right? Just it's Can you imagine dealing with that? How quickly would you piece out of there? Like, man, I ain't learning. I'm going to

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know what he's talking about. He's crazy. These random

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guys I'm sticks with it sticks with us each and every single time. Just get out when someone says we're dancing someone's property. I told you not to talk. Get out of here. I'm done with you. Now, one more chance, please. I swear I won't say anything. All right. kills a kid.

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You seriously? Just committed a crime? What's wrong with you? That's called murder.

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I told you to be quiet.

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Get out of here. I don't need your I don't want you here. You want to be with me? I only need you. I need you with me. I didn't ask you to tag along with me. You wanted to tag along? So Go, go. I'm done with you. No, no, please, I swear to God, I'll be quiet this time. All right, last chance. Randomly start fixing up a wall that he randomly comes across. And there's a little bit of context and story. They were looking for food. Nobody would be hospitable. Nobody would give them food and randomly starts fixing why is that needed food. You could have just asked whose wall is busted. We fix it up. Just give us a little bit of food. Give us something I told you to be quiet. I didn't ask

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for your input. Nobody cares what you say. What do you think? Why do you talk? I'm completely done with as I said,

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I'm done with you go.

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There. Now let me tell you what I did. Why? Why did he give him the reasons. But look at that level of humility. Can you imagine a prophet of Allah messenger of Allah, Allah Allah has given apostle he is from the leadership of profits from the greatest profits. This is Moosa alehissalaam who mentors other prophets

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who mentors other prophets who learned from prophets and mentors other prophets musante talks to Allah directly can evolve. He talks to Allah

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he's performed some of the greatest miracles you can imagine.

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Put a staff in the ocean the seas Britain have

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amazing miracles. ain't too happy to be humbled like that. You got to humble yourself. You got to subject yourself you got to present yourself No matter how knowledgeable you become. Never stop being a student. And not just say that don't just put as like your little bio on Twitter student for life. Yeah, that's cute.

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Occupation student really true. That's hilarious. No, no, really be a student. Really, really truly be is to live the life of a student.

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And be humble Humble yourself. You have to otherwise the fifth mother is it leads to arrogance. It leads to arrogance. That's the dirty little secret butter and it's the bad side effect apology leads to arrogance. You have to be humble. Always have somebody in your life that slaps you around

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figure two

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All right,

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fourth and final fitment as mentioned here sort of the

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fourth and final is the fitness of power

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people be trippin on power you get power hungry you trip on power a manual

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on demand charge and I know that typically when we talked about this topic it seems like Okay, uncle topic time All right, all the youth check out like let me update my Facebook status. I will let you

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know Hold on a second. Hold on a sec. is not uncle topic time. This is not just simply geared at like most gyms or things like that. No, no, no, no, no.

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I traveled around enough I get around enough to see youth have the same issues. MSA presidents are tripping all across this country.

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MSA presidents are tripping all across this country.

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You through bleeders are crazy drunk on power

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No, everybody never think of somebody else. What about me? older siblings tripping on power? Oh treat your younger siblings like garbage like trash.

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always realize

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and so can be trippin on power power response. It's not even called power. It's called responsibility misophonia the profits or loss economist league.

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It's your responsibility enormous Julio literally means comes from a spoon means you'll be asked.

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The word for responsibility for power for position in Arabic is you're going to be asked, you're going to be held accountable. That's the word for responsibility in Arabic.

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And the prophets are lessons each and every single one of you is responsible. And each and every single one of you will be held accountable for his responsibilities. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says inauthentic narration mumble hottie, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that whenever any slave is given a responsibility

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is to

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film your protagonist. And then he does not try to live up and fulfill that responsibility to the best of his ability. Let me achieve

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that person forget about going to paradise, that person will not be even allowed to smell the sweet fragrances coming from

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that person will not even be allowed to smell the sweet fragrances emanating from German coming from German

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sponsibility to big deal.

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So what's present in this the story of Luca name, the great king,

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what is the solution to that fitna never stopped being a common person. Never stop sitting with the people never stop talking to the lowest of the low amongst the people

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to the farthest reach of wherever your power your control your responsibilities. Talk to your people sit with your people mingle with your people, that the passage of time that the passage talks about will have been traveling to as far as the east where the sunrises as far as the west where the sunsets in between the mountains, Venus and then

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traveling all over the place.

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And what is he doing? He's talking to people.

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So how do I even mentioned the fact that vulcanian goes and he's talking and he's mixing and he's listening, and he's sitting with the people. And he doesn't even understand what they're saying. He doesn't speak their language. He doesn't understand what they're trying to say, what does he still do?

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They don't even understand what he's saying. He doesn't understand them. They don't understand him.

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What is he still don't know he's still going and sitting with those people. He's still talking to those people. He's still part of those people. You're the prophets, a lot of humans a greater greatest leader to ever have lived. What was the quality of the profits of the center,

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the quality of the profits along the southern was you sit with the mingle with the people, you would talk to the people, he was one of the people.

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When people would come to visit from outside of Medina, when they would come to visit Medina and the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they would literally have to come in, they have to go to somebody and be like, if they were they had never seen the Prophet telson before they were new, they will literally have to go to somebody and be like,

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Who's

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Which one? Is he?

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To ask somebody? You know why? Because they couldn't tell.

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Because he was just mixed up with the people who's sitting with the folks

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is one of the people.

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always there for the people. accessible, open. available.

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One of them common. That was his quality. So the greater the responsibility that is laid on your shoulders, the higher of a position you have, the more of an effort it requires on your part to be one of the people to sit with your people to meet with the people to talk to the people and the greatest thing to listen to the people. The process was an amazing listening.

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Everyone

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felt comfortable talking to him. Children felt comfortable talking to kids felt comfortable coming to him and talking to him.

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When he would trust the people you're so courteous, so open so friendly. We've already talked to a crowd was hobbling along say we felt like he was talking to each and every single one of us personally like I thought he was talking to me.

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I felt like he was talking to me with the profits of Allison will talk to people set up is the leader. He said you did

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say you do to the add my own piano he says himself, the leader of all of humanity on the Day of Judgment Rasulullah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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He taught us to see salah

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and he taught the etiquettes, the protocol of Salaam who should start to set up many of them be set up, who should start by saying Sunnah.

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The one who enters should say Salaam to the one who is already there, the younger should say Salaam to the elder, etc, etc.

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But the Sahaba even though he taught us how to say so, even when we were in the position to be saying salon First, we never could beat him to the punch. We never could beat him too much. He was always the first one stays on, even though when two kids walked through the room. So

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always the first one.

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If you walk into a room and we slowly go before we can change,

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always the first one.

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The Prophet of Allah, somebody, somebody would talk to people, this is the leader, he has a response, you know, sometimes man, bro, a lot of time to talk about stuff. Okay? A busy.

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Nobody who's busier than a messenger of Allah sallallahu.

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Yet, how can you talk to people, the prophet of Allah tells us that the Prophet of Allah a lot easier when he would talk to people, you wouldn't like talk to them without looking at them again and take care of that. He didn't even turn his head and talk to somebody like that. And it describes a situation where you'd be sitting, you know why, because when you're standing, it's easy to turn when you're sitting, it's difficult. But even when he was sitting, and you have to talk to somebody there, he would literally reposition himself, face the person with his chest and and talk to him like that.

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And then then talking to him or talk to him, you turn around and talk to the person like

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because he was the leader, he didn't like when he needed to talk to the brother at the back of the room. He said, Hey,

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you can hear, he didn't talk to me.

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He needs that guy's attention, he needs to talk to that guy. With the profits a lot he said would do is he would get up, he will walk across the room, go just superb brother on the shoulder and then speak to him respectful as I

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want

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to talk to people like that.

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He will point that people in winter people we used to be taught when we were kids punching up people's room, he would just track them with his hand gesture to a person like this, respectfully.

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That was the messenger of the greatest leader that ever lived in the US who were lucky they got Jimmy on. He was told to tell me

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that's the feeling of leadership.

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And this is the How to Succeed in a position of leadership. The solution to that fits now. Never stop being a common person. Never separate yourself from the common people, the people that you have responsibility over be one of them, be amongst them, listen to them, talk to them.

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And that's how you protect yourself from the leaders. That's how you don't trip on power.

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So this is sort of to gap just really briefly a brief coverage by wanting to highlight how this surah provides practical solutions on how to succeed through some of the greatest tests and trials that we will deal with. And then finally at the end, and I'll conclude with this last panel, that gives us a really deep perspective.

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At the end of sort of gap in Edina Amato army, Dasani had a

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canister of genetic photos

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that the people who continue to believe in do good it's a simple solution. Don't complicate it. Just stay connected to a line try to be the best person that you can be.

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Ian and Amazon, stay connected to Allah, Allah first in your life.

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And then try to be the best person that you can be. Alexis is reserved for those people. The highest stages in paradise Jennifer fellows is reserved for those people.

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Holly Dean, they'll be there for all of eternity. Meaning you might have to put up with a little bit of nonsense here you might not have been able to achieve exactly what you wanted to achieve your because you were trying to stay legit.

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It's okay all of eternity will be in general for those liable

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and then our reminds us below Canada data if all of the oceans of the world became in like a feedback loop.

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When

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all of the Indian you tried to write the blessings of Allah, all the ink, that is the ocean equivalent to the oceans of the world would finish with run out would expire.

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And Allah says in fact, if we replenish we refilled all the oceans of the world again we think so You finished all the ink equal to the oceans of the world you finished writing all that you finished it exhausted writing the blessings of a lot. And then about refill did and then that would finish again but you still won't be done writing the blessing of Allah. Never forget about how blessed you are. Always count the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala in your life, always remind yourself of how blessed you are to be grateful. Gratitude is the key. It's the secret. Always be grateful. And then the final thing that Allah reminds us of put in the back room is Luke Have you had in a

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while for Manuka yo Julie Barbie

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Whosoever continues to hope,

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the quarter of the year meeting his Lord.

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He loves the love. He lives his life for a lot. And he looks forward to the day that he gets to meet a lot. He just looks forward to the day, he keeps that as his perspective. That's his number one priority.

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For the alma mater, another side hustle, which that person do, keep doing good. Just keep doing good. It's simple. Just try to be the best person, I would just tell him to classes the class ended. I was just telling them everyday, try to be a better person than you were yesterday, simple and easy, but simplified, what you should be about to piano and don't let anyone ever get between you and

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don't let anyone become any type of anything become a priority over a loss.

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remain close with a lot. Keep the lesson number one priority and just try to be a better person every single day. And I was powered Allah will help us and guide us to be able to achieve this goal. And I shall take us all enter. So without any accountability without any revenue into Jonathan Fritos