Tawbah Of A Bandit – The Life And Wisdom Of Fuḍayl Ibn Iyadh

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Shangri La salatu salam ala rasulillah hamdulillah Hamdan Yoshi Nana who you carefully omens either Allahu Allah say Aegina Medina early he was a big Marine, Calum aluminum and Pharaoh now in front of him and him Tina was in mania Kareem

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recently Emery melissani. fo Kohli or visit any ailment or obesity or ailment or visit in Elma? Allahumma salli. ala Madhya alto Salah anteater has an easier shoot the Salah welcome everyone to this talk on the life of fully living or yell at me mi Rahim Allah what

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the talk is entitled tonight doba u turns are allowed.

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And this particular title of course, we have taken from the theme of the life of scenario. You see each and every one of us in reality in essence, we are people that no matter how good we've gotten, we have some mistakes inside of us, no matter how No matter how much we've improved, we still have more room to improve as well. Right?

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So because of this loss of Hannah, what data tells us in the Quran to who either la Hey Jamie and all of you people, every single one of you repent back to Allah azza wa jal, okay. And based on this, the scholars of Islam they mentioned that doba to Allah repentance to Allah azza wa jal is an obligation upon every single person, okay? Every single Muslim, the good, the bad, the tall, the short, the ugly, the, the the beautiful, the the white, the black, the

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African, the Jamaican, the European the every single person despite their differences regardless of their differences. Every single person is expected by Allah azza wa jal to repent, repent. bakhtin This is because every single one of us happened to be hapa. Known as the prophet SAW, Selim said

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every single child of Adam is kapa. haka, Isla de buenas. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that all children and adults are people who make mistakes and the best of those who make mistakes are the ones who turn back to Allah zildjian. The story of the life of unfolded live in Riyadh, it begins in the year 107 approximately after the age of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we don't know the exact date of the birth of this man, but approximately It is said it is 107 after the hedgehog. He was born in the city of Suburbans okay. So this means that he was born in the areas which are known as Villa de la right lands which happened to be beyond the river. And what is the river mean? The

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river over here means de sade, una and Jae Hoon River. Okay. So this man is then born in to what we can call today, the modern day was Pakistan, right? areas which at that time, second century of Islam, were not necessarily fully Islamic. What I mean by that is Islam was relatively new to that those areas at that time, okay, 107 years after the age of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.

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So where did this man come from? If Islam is new, was he born to the converts there? The answer is no. He was born to a Mac with travelled from Iraq, likely for the purposes of liberating these lands. And he is known to be helpful. They live in Riyadh a timimi which means he is from an Arab origin at me, right?

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He is born. But however, this land, as we said, is not yet a stronghold of Muslims. We have the power of Muslims coming in and out we have people trying to revolt against the

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currently formed government at that time within that locality. So because of this, we see a lot of bloodshed taking place. And sometimes there's also peace and tranquility within these lands. In the midst of all of this turmoil for Lebanon, Riyadh loses his father. We don't know how he lost his father. We know that there are no historical record speaking of a relationship between fillet diviner, Al and his father, it could have been because of these skirmishes that occurred within those lands that fellated Maria lost his father, it could have been because of the fact that his father died. In either case, we don't know anything about your autonomy except for the name of a

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demeaning, okay, but we know that generally filleted y'all

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Originally from the city of Kufa, because he informed us of that, and because many of the Muslims within the the lands which are known as transit, transyl, Ksenia, many of them happen to be people from Iraq and other Muslim lands right. Later on, of course, even Pakistan will become a Muslim land.

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Now,

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this man is a man, which is later on going to be recognized as emammal harem. Okay? He's a man who is going to be known as childhood ages. He's a man who will be known as she who Islam is a man who will be known as Shere Khan. He's a man who will be known as Mr. Mara Bonnie is a man of the highest caliber in terms of his asceticism. He's a man who was a known gnostic within the Muslim ummah. He's a man who has a known pious individuals so much so that the mark of piety is known by fully diviner yell at me, but this man was not always a pious man. This man was not always the mark of piety within Islam. This man was quite the opposite. He wasn't just not pious, he was very, very impious.

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He wasn't just not religious, he was very far away from the religion. He was a man who happened to be as the book say sharply. Okay, now we know we use the word sheltered nowadays to mean good, but

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it actually refers to a negative meaning as well within the dictionaries. So he was known as a man that is sharpened Jaco Atari. He was he would be a robber, a highway robber, okay, he would steal, he was abandoned,

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and he would loot for a living. And he was not just your average highway robber, he was one that was known within that area where he resided. And that was a big, he was known to be the highway robber of that town on the main road between surface and between Earth. Okay, so much so that the people knew full they live in Riyadh by name just as we speak a full day today. And we speak of his football, his virtues. And in the past, before his dova people used to speak of the opposite, when it came to Philly, they would mention his name, and they would remember nothing but evil. One night, and the sign of this is in the following one night, full day in Montreal, but I mean, he was chasing

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after a woman. And as he's chasing after a woman, he really loves this specific woman. And he was trying to get to her room literally climbing the walls. And

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in a car alarm and novella, as Abby mentioned the story that he was climbing the wall to try to get to the room of this woman that was his beloved. Okay, that was his love. But as he was doing this, suddenly he heard someone reciting a verse, which said, lm Nia and he levena Armando and Tasha. Aku. Whom Lizzie karela is it not time for the people who have believed that their hearts begin to become humble for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and somehow, in some ways, this verse affected the man who had affected in a negative way the lives of hundreds of people who would cross between Abby and Sarah has

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by terrorizing them and putting them through fear of the fact that they would be robbed.

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But Allah will allow this verse to go through and break the shackles of his heart and get to the depths of his heart and affect this man in a positive, positive way. And at that moment, for the lady, y'all got up off of the walls, and he started to climb down. And he said, Bella Rob, yes, oh, my lord. Bella Yara Yes, oh, my lord. But it is now time for the hearts of those people who have believed for them to be humbled for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. fellated. Maria descended, he got off. And he went and searched for a place where there was not that much noise, where it was dark, a deserted area. And he's wanted to spend the night in pondering and difficulty is a very, very

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important thing for us to do. Or we sit down with ourselves sometimes in private time and, and by ourselves and really ponder ourselves, ponder our lives ponder how we've been and how we want to be and how Allah is that which it wishes for us to be so full laid out immediately after this color had come to him. Perhaps someone that was making the hydrogen didn't even know that his voice of recital of the Koran would affect the life of

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A man by the name of for Dale would be heard of and spoken of centuries later in a message over here in a land far off from that land, right?

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So for the insect doing difficult thinking about his life, and as he's sitting, suddenly, he starts to hear people speaking in the background. And he realizes that he's not alone in this area, he was looking for an area where he could seclude himself. There's a group of people saying, let's move, let's get going, let's move let's not stay here. So he continues, listening to their conversation. And another person says, Let's wait and let's not go, Why? Because he says that folder in his yard must be out and about, it's the nighttime and he must be attempting to try to rub people on the street. Okay. And there it is. The others right next to them in the darkness, and, and they don't

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realize, okay, so at that moment, for they had a moment of truth with himself, and he spoke to himself, and he said, I have committed sins at night, and groups of Muslims happen to be afraid of me. It seems that he's speaking to himself. It seems that Allah has only brought me here, so that I may take heed from what they're saying and stop. It seems that Allah has only brought me here and made me hear this verse that a man was reciting who I know not have.

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He's only brought me here and made me here all of these things, so that I may take heed and adopt moment he made his doba to a lot of zolgensma. And he told a lot of sign of his Toba. He said Allahumma inni. But to be to LA Oh Allah, I have repented back to you what you're allowed to toe Betty Machado tell Verizon her arm, and I have made my dome out to you a lot, my repentance to you that I will live by your house that I will live by the secret house, I will live in Makkah. Now these people, they're still afraid of old lady so fully emerges from the darkness before them. Imagine what they're going what's going through their minds right now they're afraid of folding. And

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they're speaking of folding, and folding appears before them. But this time folding appears before them a new man. And he says oh people I am fully go and travel in your journeys.

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And he says by a law I will strive from this point onwards to never disobey Allah.

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And we have in some of the traditions that will actually even fed the people at that moment he and that night he decided that as a compensation for everything evil that he had done. And because of the fear that they heard of him, is going to feed them dinner that night. So he took them and and he he said dinner's on me on that specific night. So you see full they ignore your autonomy, he had an opportunity to repent to Allah zoji. Okay.

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And he took that opportunity.

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Now the difference between some people, and today in this specific cases, that when some are given that opportunity, they don't take the opportunity you see a lot as the widget gives you one color after another color after another color. Some people they hear that color and they take that opportunity and they seize the deal and the opportunity, and they make the most of it a lot as the agent granted for the job that will fit to be able to seize the deal and the opportunity. And he made over to Allah azza wa jal and you repented to Allah. Remember, repentance to Allah as the origin is not very difficult. You just have to make sure you do a certain group of things, very few

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things and you have repented back to Allah. Firstly, you abstain from any evil that you were doing in the past. And you have remorse for any evil that you had done for the past in the past. And you have a strong resolve that from this point onwards you will indeed change your waist. Whether that be Riba whether that be backbiting whether that be mimimi tail bearing, whether that be using foul language are saying evil things to people or about people slander, all of these, my dear brothers and sisters are evil, they're evils of the tongue, and we will indeed be asked of them.

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I asked Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to cleanse our hearts and our tongues. I mean, your

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look, I'll give you a remedy of the OVA to Allah azza wa jal, this remedy is in the Koran. It's a very simple remedy. There's two things, you have the past and you have the future, right. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his doba he would be considered of the past and he will be considerate of the future as well. So the prophets of Salem was very regular when he would say, very irregular, unseeing, a stone field of law. What a tool will lie

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I seek forgiveness from you Allah azza wa jal, and I repent back to you. You see within this door, it's a very simple one and it was one of the most regular draws that the prophet to send them would make. Within this two hour you have the remedy of Toba altogether household, you're telling Allah azzawajal or asking Allah as the origin for forgiveness for everything you've done in the past, you've now cleared your slate with Allah. you've cleared your account with Allah as origin. And then you say to Allah azza wa jal, here I am, now that I've cleared my past, I wish to paint a good future. I wish to walk the line of piety from here on and that's why Allah commands is of this very

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dark in the Quran. When he says we're an eternal funeral or have come to LA that make is still far to Allah seek forgiveness from Allah, then repent back to Allah xojo so every thing in the past is cleared three is still thought. And then you make though but

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I seek forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal for myself and for yourself. And I asked Allah azzawajal to grant us that Sophia to repent to him. I mean, you're a bit early mean, now, late in life continues. After he's made his doba he's repented back to a lot, he realizes that he needs to make some changes. Okay, this is something that all of us also have to realize within our lives. When you make Toba to Allah azza wa jal, you need to make some changes within your life. Full lane is quick to make those changes. Sometimes it may be your friends, you may need to change them. Sometimes it may be people that are very close to you, you need to tell them, Look, I'm a changed, man, I'm not

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going to be that way anymore. So remember that, okay, when we have our conversation, be considerate of my new life. Be considerate of the fact that perhaps yesterday I was saying some things and today, I may not be able to say those things anymore, because I'm trying to make a change. And remember, people will mock you and people will ridicule you, but it doesn't matter because your resolve is with a lot of other entity Ventura, okay. So they live in reality, he made these changes, first and foremost by making a change of location, okay.

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Now, this idea of changing locations, this has been there for centuries, it's in Islam, and it's also in other religions as well. And that's why we make hedge, right? In hedge what happens to you, you end up leaving the situation that you happen to be in, and then you travel to another location. And this idea

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is known as communitas. Okay, where you end up disconnecting yourself from the society and you go on a travel so that you are by yourself within a distinct community that perhaps you never knew of before. Okay, so this is what we do in hajj, this is what we do in Burma. In the past, of course, hygiene terminal would be much longer meaning several months, you'll be traveling by yourself away from your, your friends and family, and so on and so forth. So being able to be secluded from your society that you're used to would be much easier at that time, right? But now, when people travel, they would travel for maybe two, three weeks and come back, but even then, it is very effective in

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changing people's lives. So you have to make some changes. I'm not saying you know, you do it for granted. But this is something that further ended What did he do for a living, he moved cities, he moved countries, he left every word and he went to Iraq, he went to a totally distinct location, away from his entire society, his friends, his social circle, and now he's in a totally new place. So he can start a new life, a place which is new to him, yes, but originally, he happens to be from it as well and that is Kufa. Okay. Now, when they made this journey, we noticed that old lady goes through difficulties and that's why I'm telling you from now and I'm warning you and I'm giving you

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a heads up, when you try to make drastic changes within your life towards a lot there will be some difficulties Allah will test you okay. There will be some difficulties that will you will go through, perhaps it will be monetary difficulties. Perhaps it will be other forms of difficulties, but you can rest assured that there will be some difficulties that will come your way. So for three days in Kufa

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happens to be in Jamia and Kufa, the main Masjid of Kufa three days he has nothing to eat nor to drink, he doesn't have anything to eat or drink fully independent reality is going through difficulty and to add to this difficulty for Layton sees an awkward man okay. And from this you can tell the culture of fully because remember, lane is not coming from a culture which is entirely Islamic. So he sees a man who comes up to him and he is he looks apparently insane for the ladies sitting in the masjid and he has a shackle around his neck

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strolling around the masjid. So he starts jokingly speaking to Allah azza wa jal, but allowed by accident, right? He's sort of blurts out a statement which he shouldn't have said because he's afraid of this man who was really big and tall and he's got a shackle around his neck and all these things. So he and he's walking around the mustard like an insane person and Philemon sitting in the corner. So he's afraid. And he says, ILA he Oh my Lord, I jacked any. You have made me hungry for three days. What's a look? film I said, Love the lamb opportunity, then you're bringing to me someone else that will kill me as well now.

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Now, of course, this is not how we speak to Allah. But remember for the list, a newly practicing Muslim and he's doing what he can some kind of lesson we don't take a lesson yet from for a full day and is now going to start learning. But somehow a lot further notices this, this man also has no si ha, that is almost sent by Allah azza wa jal from him. So he gives him this naziha and he takes it and he starts carrying on now after this difficulty is comes and Philemon now starts to begin his journey for knowledge, okay?

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And fully begins to learn.

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You see full day in his learning and full day is doing things in a way that other people perhaps some of us may not do. He is extremely spirited, he has a strong resolve, he is very conscious about what he's going to be doing. Why? Because he has newly come to Islam, in terms of the practice of Islam, although he was born a Muslim, okay. And a little bit we'll call Bob, he had told us that in

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Islam, rotten rotten, is the inertia of Islam in La Jolla, the latches of Islam are only unfastened one large at a time, when someone is raised up in Islam. Someone is raised up with Islam who doesn't know how hilly I happen to be, who doesn't know how free Islamic times happen to be what does this mean? This means that those people who do not know about evil, sometimes they think evil is actually good. So they're perhaps at times a little bit laxed. Okay, a little bit relaxed, because you know, they got this law and they got a car, they got the all of these things as children, so they don't perhaps value it. In the same way that maybe someone who has accepted Islam may do or maybe someone

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who has recently come to Islam may do now there are also those who value it. We're not saying that those people who are raised up on hate, they don't value it. I'm saying there are people I miss those who are raised up on hate maybe they don't value the hate in the same way as the one who who's recently made a conscious decision to leave an evil life and come to piety. This was the case with for like, so he started to learn and he learned from the greatest dabbler in I missed the scholars of the cuckoo for any ages. He learned from Amash, he learned from yahia even sir Eden Ansari was from the teachers of the Ummah Malik, he learned from Mohammed even is a very famous name. He

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learned from Joshua Assad as well, who's a Sunni Imam, although other people may contest but he is a Sunni mm, roommate, a poet he learned from him as well. He learned from these great scholars of Islam.

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And he also became a great scholar himself because he learned and accurately transmitted knowledge. So from a Mr. Students were soufiane even arena names that you've all heard and you've been raised up hearing. So if you're an authority, remember imagine a highway robber. Later on goes to become the teacher of Savannah Marina. Aha highway robber later on goes to become a teacher of soufiane authority of Abdullah Haven and robotiq have been surreal upon Maddie and Maddie have a shot himself of beshara and haffi of a setting a subtlety, and many many other great scholars of Islam. This man becomes a teacher for all of them. Okay. So this is why when you see someone doing evil never ever

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looked down upon them Allah He Allah azza wa jal may take the good that you have away from you because you look down upon them and give them much, much more than what you have.

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Right sometimes we end up disappointing people because we think we happen to have good and the profits are setting them said there has to be money in a short it's enough for a person to be evil, that he does what that he looks down upon his fellow Muslim. Okay. It is enough for a person to be evil that he simply looks down upon his fellow Muslim fully. yalda timimi is a person who went from that lifestyle change

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Chasing after a woman, evil robberies, looting, highway robberies to now being mentioned in Sahih al Bukhari Okay. Well, they definitely aldus IDs are found in Sahih al Bukhari is Hades is found in Sahih. Muslim is Hadees is found in Sudan and Maasai. His IDs is found in pseudoknot, Timothy, and some of the other books from those I did not see his name in, but nonetheless, at least four of the Sangha

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is found within them as one of them had the scene for lady now becomes a teacher.

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The gatherings of a lady happened to be very unique gatherings You see, every scholar has a different touch within their gatherings, your people who attend the gatherings of the people of knowledge. So you know that every time you hear from a teacher, he happens to be a little bit different. Some of them are very spiritually enlightening. Others are perhaps academically enlightening, others have a lot of information, and so on and so forth. So for they live in Riyadh, he ends up striking a balance between all of these different systems. He has a balance between spirituality, between knowledge and between etiquette and that's why the students have knowledge of

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the time of old lady, y'all. They started chasing after for life, they started wanting to learn from the lady, so much so that Abdullah had been in robotiq, one of the greatest scholars of the early times he used to call for

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them only will hide the teacher of goodness, the teacher of goodness, okay.

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So an example in which filet mignon yob

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teaches his students, the etiquette, the behavior, behavior and the manners and he gives them hikma and he was a very wise man, is one day, he was sitting with his students. Now, if I tell you this story today, most of you will say, I've heard something like this before, and there's nothing unique about it. But remember, we're talking about very developmental phases at that time. Okay? And that's why what his students will say and how they will react will show you how great and profound of a statement This is, in the concept in the context of the second century of Islam. Right.

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He says, If I were to be granted one to one supplication, which I knew were to be definitely accepted, I would pray for no one except the Imam except for the leader. Okay, I would make the art for the Imam, for the leader of the Muslims. So his students say why? Oh, le now of course, if one of you or one of us has the DA and Allah, Allah gives them the surety or someone gives them this or do you make this though I will be accepted? Definitely. Okay. You would say I would make the offer generous wise, I'm saved on the Day of Judgment, right? for laying says no, I will make the draft for the leader. So if students start to say, oh, abort early and skinny as abort early, early, alpha

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Laden, Are y'all with me.

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So

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they say why early. He responds, he says, If I were to make it for myself, the impact will only be upon myself. But if I make it for the mom, the people and the country at large, or the countries at large in the cities, at large, under his care will all be reformed. And He further explained. And he says, look, as for the reformation of the countries, when the Imam happens to be adjust in pious ruler, then people will feel comfort, comforted, so much so that they will invest within society, right? We know that just societies people feel ready to invest within them, right, people who have happened to have a lot of money, they don't want to put their money in countries or places where

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there is injustice, because they're afraid their money might, you know, be taken away from them. Right? So because of that, wherever there happens to be justice, we all obviously see economic development as well. So that's the first thing. The second thing is he says that if the Imam is pious himself, he will notice that the need of the people is within the Quran, and the sooner and that will give him the incentive to ensure that people are being taught their religion, and that he is investing within this particular sector as well. So at that moment, I'm delighted and water kick, he got up and that is when he gave him the title, Jamar limahl. Hi, oh, teacher of goodness. Now, as

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I said, when I tell you these words today, maybe it doesn't seem that profound to you, because you might have heard something like it before. But at that time, things are still being Canada's canonized. Islamic ideologies are still being philosophize, right? So this is something new this idea that he was bringing at that time. So he says Dr. Martin Lee will hide Oh teacher of goodness, may you've seen ohada hayrack who

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is good at such a thing besides yourself mangosteen ohada, who will be able to come up with such a thing except yourself? Right? So that also hints to the fact that other people weren't? We're not thinking along this line at that time, right?

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I asked Allah Subhana, Allah to grant us from the wisdom of the pious in the past alone, me.

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Now for y'all, he soon becomes a critic as well. Right? Remember, I'll tell you something that is very important criticism is not a bad thing. Keep that in mind. Some people think that criticism is inherently bad.

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as Muslims, and as a law, we should realize that criticism in and of itself is not a bad thing. It's actually a tool, we have to be critical, we have to be critical of ideas, in order for those ideas to be corrected, we have to be critical of whatever we're faced by in order for us to be correct, right? criticism or being critical is a good thing. But you have to be within the realms of manners when you're being critical. Right? You can be critical, not a problem. But you have to be within the realms of manners when you're being critical. And I tell people to be as critical as possible. Why, because critical thinking is what led to the type of scholarship that we have behind us that we,

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that we, you know, basically speak of, and that we rejoice. So for a living reality became critical, but also every single person has to know the realm within which he or she can be critical, you cannot be critical in something that you're not good at.

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If you know, the science that you're discussing, or dealing with in that particular capacity, capacity, critical thinking would be great. But if something is completely foreign to you, it's not something you know, at all. For instance, you are dealing with a doctor, a specialist, a heart doctor, a cardiologist, someone who is a specialist in his field. And he gives you advice that look you have 15 days to be, you know, to live, unless you make some very drastic changes within your life, you cannot be critical of that woman because you're not a specialist in this field. Right. So criticism, of course, or critical thinking, obviously has to come from the right people as well. So

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he is a scholar, he starts to become a little bit critical of the scholars of his title. What is his criticism? He says, he feels that some scholars of his time are perhaps not practicing what they okay.

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And that's why he says a lot of things, among the things Bismillah.

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Among the things, he says, is that used to be said, liars are allowed to be hired, a person continues to be good.

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So long as whenever he says something, he says it for a lot of diligence. And whenever he does something, he does it for a lot of soldiers just like he does it for Allah, Allah. And he also starts to divide the amount of his time within two categories. He says there are those scholars who are in amount with dunya. They are scholars of the dunya. And there are those scholars who happen to be the scholars of the hereafter as well. And these are the ones who practice what they preach, I ask Allah Subhana Allah, to make us amongst those people who are knowledgeable, but they practice the knowledge that they've been given.

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I mean your enemy. Now, because of this critical behavior of

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full autonomy, he feels the need now to seclude himself from society. So later on in his life, he starts to seclude himself and from society, many of the scholars of the past at some point in their lives, they decided that we need to seclude ourselves from society right? At the moment was Ali Rahim, Allahu Allah was one of the examples at some point in his life, he decided to seclude himself. So for those who was among those scholars who secluded himself as well, he secluded himself because he was afraid that what he is doing is not really for Allah Xhosa, just as he was being critical of others. That doesn't mean he wasn't being critical of himself, as well. And Emmanuel

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Casali also did that for the same reason he felt internally that perhaps I'm not doing these things for Allah, to JIRA. And that is a cue to all of us as well, to question ourselves as well. Sometimes we're ready to raise all of the fingers that other people, but we forget to raise the fingers at ourselves. So sometimes what we need to do is we need to take this lesson from these great scholars of Islam, and these great pious people of Islam that we need to raise a finger against ourselves and ask and bring ourselves to account so Philemon does this.

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However, the more they live in Riyadh runs away from public, the more people run after for later

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so the people of Hades they follow Philemon everywhere if they see him in the house. They follow him in the house them if they

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See him walking around somewhere they follow him there. So much. So therefore they will begins to say I wish there was a rumor that would spread that I have died. So people stopped following me. So much. So therefore they, his his, you know, fear of ostentatious ness of Ria became so much that he said that sometimes when I hear the people of Hades, ie when I hear this, the students of Hadith, or seeking the Hadees of Rasulullah, saw Selim, I begin, excuse me, if I say, I begin to pee and urinate in my pants,

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out of fear. Now, one may see really is that appropriate amounts of fear to have within an individual, right? But I'll tell you to respond to this is simply this, that the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said, the greatest thing that I fear upon this oma is what

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in

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a hospital and they come, as she'll call us our area. The greatest thing that I fear upon my own Ma, upon you, or people is the minor shield, which happens to be here, which happens to be ostentatious, which happens to be

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us trying to show off to people. Now, when you use this Hadeeth, he understands it at a much greater level than when you and I hear this idea. He hears the Prophet. And he understands that the greatest trial that can occur within a life of a person is that he shows off to people and that is because he will be doing good in this life. But on the Day of Judgment, it will be as if he has done nothing, and all of his good will become evil before him. Right? So he is so fearful that if he gives the Hadith he's not doing it from us origin, that Hadees will be a witness against him on the Day of Judgment. But when we first argue this and say the Prophet knew this, but the Prophet didn't go

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through such degrees of feelings isn't that so? But remember the prophets in the long run, he was send them.

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A prophet alayhi salatu salam has a different macom, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has a type of discipline, he has a type of sensibility that no one else has, when we look at the scholars of Islam, we will we need to be considerate of the fact that we are dealing with human beings, right? And they will perceive and they will react in different ways. It doesn't mean everything that they do is perfect. And it doesn't mean everything that they do is exemplary and exactly as, as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam did, but this is how he reacted.

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And of course, this reaction will be something that filleted would be greatly rewarded for and some of us may react in the same way. It depends on the psychological capacity of the human being, right? How strong, how weak, how fearful, how hopeful, all of these things matter, right? So the and by the way, you'll notice that fully is a very intellect, intelligent person. Now, as I'm speaking, someone may say, for those who may have psychological problems, right, that might be coming to someone's mind, to that degree, the person has this phobia that, you know, he's urinating is in his pants when he hears the name of Hadith, or does harben Hadees. I'll tell you look, he's fearful now, but he's

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going to change in a way that you never imagined later on. Let's keep hearing the life of full autonomy. For those of y'all that tomini he became a worshipper of Allah. Now what he wants to do is he wants to get away from anything, he wants to now focus on worship for Allah. So his worship for Allah, it was primarily focused on and that's where we need to focus as well, on the obligations. That's the first thing and he used to say to the people menyatakan in a law, we say in a phenomenal for, people will never be able to get closer to Allah with something that happens to be greater than the for all the obligations. And he used to say to the people, that the obligations are like your

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capital, look, some of you may be businessmen, or women. And some of you may know or may be expecting to get into business. If a person is a businessman or a woman, they know very well that they're only concerned about profit after they have protected their capital. So for those who says your, your obligatory auctions are your capital. And you know, often your voluntary auctions are your profit. So you don't do the voluntary actions until you fulfill your follow. And that's why sometimes in Ramadan, and other times we see people coming out for therapy, which is good, but they haven't come out for the fire.

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So you fulfill your follow up first, and then you do the voluntary actions or you fulfill and you perfect the follow up first and then you fulfill the voluntary actions. Why? Because that's your capital. If you lose your capital for the sake of the of the profit does that make sense in a business

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This deal? Of course not. So for those who are speaking to the people within the language of the people that you stick to your Ferrari at first, then you move on to the no often after that, then you move on to the voluntary auctions after that, most but for those who didn't stop at the Ferrari, most of the nights of the day would be spent worshiping Allah as religion, he would have a knack for the layout in which on which he would sit, and he would be worshiping Allah azza wa jal all night long, when he would get tired, then forebrain would go sleep on the same mat, wake up, and he would stay there and pray some more for Allah azza wa jal, until dawn would break until morning time would

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come.

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And further he was a man of great wisdom, he would remind us of the power of a law that is the mark of a good scholar, that is a mark of a person who is truly connected to Allah. You see, there are people out there that try to get connected to people connected to themselves. These are not true people. be connected to those people who will connect you to Allah, always. Because this is the mark of the scholarship of the past and the present. This is the mark of people who happen to be sincere, those who connect people to Allah horrible Reza to jalon. So for them, it was a man who would connect people to Allah, everyone came to find from Mecca, and they said oh for those who are going

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through a drought, do something for us. So for those who says

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well Rama he to reduce our use seeking someone else to administer except Allah horrible is that even gentle, make dua to Allah Allah is there and he will answer your door our people. That is what is teaching. And that is what Philemon see.

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For those who saw a man complaining, and he looked at this man, he said, Yeah, has a Oh, you are you complaining to someone who doesn't have mercy upon you about someone who has mercy upon you?

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Because when he is complaining, he's complaining about the state that allows placed him in, right? So when you complain to people you're complaining about a state that Allah has placed you in for them says, Do you complain to the one who doesn't have mercy upon you about the one who has mercy upon you? So Pamela, I asked him lots of panels Allah to grant us from his mercy. I mean, terrible me. For those of y'all. Some of his nights would be spent Yes, in the worship, but other nights would also be spent in thinking and pondering, believe me, my brothers and sisters, one of the greatest things you can do, to become a better person is to really sit down with yourself and give

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yourself alone time. really sit down with yourself away from the distractions of life, the distractions of people, and just ponder life and, and think about life and think about a lot as the agenda. So for some, sometimes he would not pray at night, he would sit there and ponder, okay, so much so that one day he started in night speaking to himself, he grabbed his beard, for later.

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And he stood up, and he started to cry. And his tears welled so much that the soil below for him started to become wet. And for they said, You O'Faolain used to be a facet, when you were a child, when you were younger. You used to be malicious used to be an evildoer when you were younger. And now at your older age, you have become a person who shows off to people, right? He says, a law he learned more Ah, he should do mean and fast by a law, someone who shows off to people is even more greater of a sinner than a person who is who is what, who is sinful. You see, sometimes we see sinful people, they might be better off in the sight of Allah azza wa jal than those people who are

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doing good for Laila, seeing that saying that, because someone who does good, but they're really showing off to people, that they are in a worse state than the person who does evil. But they are sincere within their heart. Okay.

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I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us clean hearts. I mean, without me,

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you see further yelled at me was also criticized just as he criticized people for later, Mimi was also criticized. Okay, one of the reasons why Phil Lane was criticized You see, when he made Toba to Allah as the origin, what did he do? He said my Toba is that I'm going to stay where in Mecca. Now that time was still a time of conquest within the Muslim Ummah, for they is a child of a person who partook in one of the conquests. That's the conquest of village ma of summer pan specifically and by the way, the story of how someone was conquered by Muslims are liberated you can say by Muslims is a very beautiful story in sha Allah, you should look into it isn't the law. So

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the

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child's full name was a child of a man who happened to be likely from the armies that love to liberate someone.

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But for the ill himself, he never partook in any worse.

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A dark time, it was a common practice for the pious to partake in these conquests.

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And people started to criticize some of his friends as well. They said, Why aren't you coming? Why aren't you getting this felina in addition to the all the other philosophers that you have that doba that you've done, the worship that you do, there isn't that you do? In addition to that, you should also come with us and help us protect the Muslim lands and help us advance the cause of Islam. You should also do that as well. So they he heard the criticism and he stayed silent. Why am I telling you this story? Because we also on a daily basis, hear criticism, isn't that so? Right? Everyone criticizes everyone I told you criticism is good, so long as it's with manners, and so long as

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you're not doing it with evil intentions. And so long as you're doing it, while you actually know the situation or the field that your critic being critical in. Right. So somebody started to criticize Felipe Abdullah have been involved because that man very softly and politely

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and, and he's a student runner, I'm delighted and robotic is from his students. So fully accepts the criticism. But he moves on and carries on why? Because his toe with Allah was what there is going to live by Becca. Right, what you're allowed to tell with the Miuccia or albayzin how long and I have made my Toba that I'm going to live in Mecca and die in Mecca, and live there in forever and forever. Okay, the reason why this situation is very important for us is the following. We don't have to defend ourselves against every criticism that is leveled against us. Okay. When you hear criticism from people listen to it, do not reject it, hear it out? Maybe they're seeing something

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right. It's possible. But you don't always have to go and defend yourself. Lane didn't defend themselves. Till today we know for lane is a righteous man, even though he was criticized at that time. You don't have to defend yourself every single time. But here people aren't. Maybe they have something right to say, right. The second thing is that people will have different focuses in life. Okay, keep that in mind. You have one focus, someone else is going to have another focus if you go in one direction. And that's what we see in the lives of many people, when they go in one direction, they want everybody else to come, whoever doesn't come he is doing something wrong. Okay. You don't

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have to criticize everyone else. Everyone has their own station, everyone has their own position. Some people will be teachers of goodness, some people will be preachers of goodness, some people will be writers of goodness, some people will be consumers of goodness, some people will become spiritual healers. Some people will be healing people physically. Some people will be people of nobility, some people will lead by examples. All of that is good. It's all hide. There are things that I do within limitations within my own life. That is all I can do. I have accepted whatever I can do. Okay. There are other people that have other tasks. It is not my role to criticize them. It

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is not mine, especially if they're doing good, just because they're not doing the same thing that I do. Okay, so this is something that happened to Mr. Malik as well during his time. Okay. Mr. Malik even have the Allahu taala, who was also subject to some of the criticisms someone criticized him and Malik.

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Imagine this, someone criticize the Imam Malik, even us. And what did he say to him? He said, Oh Malik, you don't worship a lot enough. Someone is criticizing Mr. Malik about worshiping Allah.

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So Mr. Maliki responded back with a response which happens to be a golden response. inshallah, we're almost finished using the law, the story of full life, so hang in there. This is a very important point for Malik.

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Someone is criticizing one of the four ima that the oma in its entirety returns back to

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their saying you do not worship Allah in a

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because this person whoever is criticizing Mr. Malik, his name is Abdullah Aziz, Aziz and Romani. he happens to be a worship Abbot. So Mr. Malik writes back to him and he says, a law has a law has divided the actions just as he has divided wealth. Okay. Allah has divided or miss people actions, just as he has divided wealth. There are people who can pray a lot and that is the fact that Allah has given to them that is

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Is the divine opening that Allah has given to them. There are others who can fast a lot and that is the divine opening that Allah has given to them. There are others who have been given the opening in southern Africa because they're wealthy, that is the divine opening that Allah has given to them. There are those who defend Muslims, verbally, physically, those are the openings that Allah azzawajal has given to them. They haven't been granted the openings, perhaps in prayer and the hundreds and other things. And

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disseminating knowledge is from the greatest of actions. And I am pleased with the fact that Allah has given me

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disseminating knowledge and granting knowledge to the Ummah is under of the greatest actions. And I am pleased with the opening that Allah azza wa jal has given to me. And he says, I do not think that what I am doing is any lower than what you are doing, I hope and pray from Allah azza wa jal that both of us happen to be upon good and it is an obligation upon every single person to be pleased with the openings that Allah has granted them. Okay? You're not going to be able to do everything even though it's a habit, some of them could pray, and they couldn't fast. Some of them could fast but they couldn't pray as much obligations. Of course everyone does. But beyond that, so you have to

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decide where you are good and where you are the best and where you are, where you can be most active for the Ummah and where you can be the most proactive individual for the oma we need people within every single walk of life. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a trophy to practice to convey four lanes front was spiritual development of the oma four lanes front was leaving behind a legacy of spirituality for the oma four lanes front was the Hadeeth that he left behind for the oma four lanes front was the asceticism that he showed us by example, for the oma four lanes front was all of these things, what you need to do and what I need to do is we need to ask ourselves, what is

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our front? What is it that we can do for the Ummah, what is it that we can best perform at some of us may be businessmen or women, we can donate for the sake of Allah azza wa jal in great causes. Some of us may be prolific speakers, we can speak and, and we can raise the amount of people through that. Some of us may be people who happen to be great writers, we can write and defend the deen of Allah and spread the deen of Allah within that way. Some of us may have the ability, the digital skills, so we can protect the deen of Allah as origin and advance the cause of Allah in that capacity. Some of us may be worshipers and that's what allies open for us. So we worship Allah azza

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wa jal and even that is a great meaning that we can instill within the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam what I want to tell you now, is of the death of a lady yelled at me, after a long life of faith, after a long life of doba and repentance, and notice most of his life was full of fear of Allah xojo isn't that so? But now, today in starts to become completely different yet again. Okay. So in his early life, he happened to be a man who was very sinful, then because of his sins, he became very fearful of a lot as origin. Now as he's going to meet a lot as origin, you see him flipping out again, but towards a good direction also. He now turns towards hope in Allah azza wa

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jal, okay. And people start to wonder we know Philemon lady used to be the most fearful of people when it came to fearing Allah or Buddha to General. But now he's become all hopeful, all of a sudden, maybe there's a there's a God that has come to him, all sorts of things are coming to the people's mind. Right? So they asked him ovulate, what is this all about? Well, they it says that an awful lot of volume in Nevada, that fear is better than hope, so long as a person is still healthy.

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But when death comes his direction, then hope starts to become better. And this is in accordance with the Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu was salam, the Hadith in Sahih Muslim in which the prophets and send them said La Jolla, mutanda hadoken. In La xinova, Nabila, like not any of you die, except that he happens to have good thoughts with a loss origin. So within our youthful age, we're supposed to have thoughts with a larger region that are of fear that keeps us chained and braced, that keep us protected from sins. Right? But as we grow older and we're about to now meet a lot as origin, we think now more of the hope in Allah xojo because the prophets are sending them

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said la mano Beynon How have you or Raja

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Mine happens to be between fear and hope. And the scholars of Islam as you can see it for a living, or y'all being one of them said that in early life, it is better for a person to increase the fear within their lives. So they're able to protect themselves from the sins. But as they grow older, when they've already lived on goodness, throughout their whole life, now it is time for them to start hoping for the mercy of Allah as the origin even more. Okay. But that said, this is something that I'm telling you in brief, okay? This is not the entire anecdote, this is not the entire prescription, there's more to it. Okay. And I've given a lecture on the subject of fear and hope, in

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which I described the entire entire entirety of the topic because sometimes, fear even at a younger age is not good. Sometimes we need to give the dosage of hope. Because sometimes it's hope that works for specific individuals where they may have a psychological issue perhaps, right. So we need to give them a balance so they can remain a balanced life. The last thing that I want to leave you with is something that for a living, we all left us with, after the death of fully after 80 years, approximately, of living, he died in the year one eight set 187, after the digital of the prophet SAW Selim

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for a living,

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he came to a man in his dream, okay, we know that from the tradition of Islam. We know that many, many people, many, many scholars and pious people of the past, when they would pass away,

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one of the things that allowed us origin would grant them is that Allah azza wa jal would give some people within society and by the way, we see this still today as well, a dream through which they recognize the state of this individual, right.

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So sometimes people are seeing within their dreams after their death. And this is something that is experiential even till today. Sometimes, you may know of a story yourself, someone says, you know, falon died, and I saw him in a dream afterwards. Have you ever heard of that? People hear of such things. So especially in the past, we hear records of this, they would record it, especially if it happened to be a pious person. So for laying it out, he came to someone in his dream. Now, can we take a ruling from a dream? Well, basically, the gist of it is as follows. If there is good that is being preached within it, and we can take a lesson from it, but if there's something that is

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misleading, then that's a different story. Okay. So if there's something good within it, then of course, we can take a lesson from it. We can't say for lay in said this, because we don't know of a surety. But we know that this occurrence happened and what was it and we know that this is very similar to the legacy of rain anyways, it was as follows a man softly in his dream, and he said, LCD, give me what he

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said, la cabeza de el ferrario, you should stick to what your obligations for any limb Arashi. And

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I have never been able to find anything like it. You see, now he has met a law. Even prior to that he was telling people your photo is your obligations happen to be like your capital, stick to that and make sure you're protected your capital, only then you seek for the profit. And now he's telling us and he's leaving us in his legacy with this message that stick to your obligations, stick to your obligation stick to the forum.

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So I leave you with this message as well, that stick to your obligations as a bare minimum, ensure that all of your obligations happen to be fulfilled, ensure that you are doing your Salawat on time, ensure that you're doing exactly what on time, ensure that you are giving everything ensure that you make Hajj people today travel sometimes Subhanallah all over the globe but they haven't made the travel of hedge people end up investing in luxury but they haven't invested in their hair after and that is the travel of height for instance. So make sure that you meet a lot and you have fulfilled all of your obligations are asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the fear to practice and to

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convey was Allahu Allah saedi now Mohammed in early he also has to be a marine. If there are any questions now I can I can take them inshallah.

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I'm gonna Thank you very much.

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The floor is open for questions.

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So anybody have any questions to talk to us? topic? One is just copying comments.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh thank you very much for the insightful discussion.

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My question is with regards to repentance with the topic today, and about how we as individuals might be repentant, and we've missed our bar. By the same time we are kind of still within that psyche of remorse and guilt that sometimes overtakes us on a daily basis. So how does one How is one able to actually move past it and, and constantly be in a state of okayness? In that regard? Thank you.

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Okay, so the answer to that is a two pronged answer. Okay. Firstly, that remorse that a person feels even after they've made doba is actually a good thing. Okay. When you can, so long as you continue to feel that remorse, then you can capitalize on that remorse to carry on that remorse you can consider it like fuel for the energy that you require for you to keep going towards a law horrible visit to Georgia. So, so long as you have this remorse, you are in fact on good behavior later on. When a person starts to feel that no longer do they need to recall the fact that they were negligent before a lot is the origin. That is when we have a true problem. Okay, that's the first thing.

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The second thing is that we know that from the keys of Toba to begin with is remorse itself. Okay.

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So, when you have that remorse, to a degree that some of the traditions actually say that another matoba that remorse happens to be Toba? So So long as you're in the state of remorse, that's a sign that you are actually correct. lien shot along with doing Toba to Allah azza wa jal. Now, sometimes, and this is probably what you're asking about, that idea of remorse can become so difficult upon a person, that it may actually have the negative effect, right? A person starts to feel that you know what, I'm completely hopeless, right. And there is really no hope for me in the in this world, because of all the things all the evil that I've done in the past, and because of the harm that I

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committed, and, you know, they're all these people who are so pious, and they're so good, and they, they're so righteous, and they pray, and they give a lot and they praise a lot. And it gives the carton all of these things Who am I, they make Ermera sometimes several times within their lives. And here I am a man who has been committing a sin since yesterday, okay. Now, because of this, what happens in some people is that their mind goes really high at one moment, and then it falls really low at another moment, and it keeps going like this really high and really low. And I always tell people, the only way that you can anchor that a man in order for you to balance is as follows. Okay,

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because this is something that many, many people go through. Okay. I could say that almost everyone that makes it over to allies origin and they have a very, very severe past, that they've experienced, they go through this particular experience to their mind at a moment is skyrocketing. And then suddenly, it falls all the way down because maybe they've had a chat with someone that they that reminded them of their past or maybe any of the any of these things reminded that individual of the past, the way you can anchor your emotion in a way that it becomes stable is through knowledge.

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It is knowledge that is the ingredient which allows for the the highs to be not so high that they are they are peaking and then they fall thereafter. Okay. It keeps the highest balanced, and it keeps the lows also balanced. When you are skyrocketing, it keeps you in check because it gives you the right tools to try to benefit from that.

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And when you are falling, then that anchor keeps you afloat as well. And that is a man

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that is an in knowledge. And the more you seek and I will tell you this is through experience. And through dealing with people, many people, young people and old people who repent to Allah as diligent with this of your past. When you go down the path of knowledge in the light Allah that a man will slowly become stabilized such that you will continue to rise in sha Allah Allah, but that rise will not be a peak that will fall afterwards. And that fall will not be something that will be lead to stagnation or that will lead to more remorse or that will lead to perhaps

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disparity and so on and so forth. So, if you want to anchor your mind such that it becomes stable, then stick to knowledge and learn knowledge. Right? And slowly but surely, in short, along with the other the man becomes stabilized. I hope that answers your question, Sean.

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Are there any other questions?

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Okay, one more shot?

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Yes. Oh my gosh.

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Almost everybody heard about a story, whether there's a or watching from the comic strips that tells that there's a two kind of person or one for the first one is the one who's taught the life from Jamelia and then turns into the pious men. And then the second second kind of guy who starts from the pious, pious life, and then in the middle way, turns into the jailer committing sins. Okay. So my question is, how can the second kind of guy from who starts from the pious and then tends to Jehovah committing sins? Can he make utans to become pious bachelor? Yeah.

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This is a very good question, that there's two different types of returns, as you rightly pointed out, and that is that there are people who are evil and I asked Allah subhanaw taala, to protect us and give us refuge from being those I mean.

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So there are people who happen to be upon evil, and then they turn back to Allah azza wa jal, and repent to Allah azza wa jal from that evil. And there are another group of people who happen to be pious, but suddenly we see them flipping towards another direction. Okay.

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Now, I will let you in on a secret Bismillah it's not so secret it is from the hadith of Rasul Allah. But it's in some of the narrations of the hadith of rasulillah. Okay, there is a long Hadees in which the prophet SAW Selim told us of

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the

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ending of people, and he told us of a number of other things as well. He says, we're in

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the Yamato be Amelie le notti hetalia kuno, Vina, Illa de la,

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la Hill kita

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le le genetti, faith Cola, that some of you may end up acting by the actions of the people of fire until there's nothing left between him and fire. And then suddenly the person turns back to Allah as though again. And then he acts by the actions of the people of Jenna. And then

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and then what happens, and he enters agenda. And vice versa, there are those people who end up acting on the actions throughout their lives of the people of gender, the people of gender, and they, as they're getting closer to their ends, suddenly they flip the other direction.

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Suddenly, they turn the other direction and what happens, they start to act the other way now.

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Start to act like the people of Hellfire, and they do the actions of the people of hellfire. And then they

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then they enter Hellfire as well. Now in some of the narrations of this very tradition, the Prophet says in the Maidan edition, he said, we're in a Hydra Kumbaya movie Amelie Allen jannetty. FEMA, Abdul in us in what happens to be a parent for the people.

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Okay.

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So some of you end up acting by the actions of the people of Jenna, but only as it appears to the people inside there is a problem.

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as it appears to their people, you're acting like the people of jedna. But deep down inside, there's a problem. You know it and Allah

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knows, okay.

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And that's why Allah says 11 as a law hobby, convincingly, except for a person who brings a clean heart to Allah xojo. Right, because it's all about the heart. And that's why I lost, lost profits and send them in this a decent saying that the only reason why the person who acted by the actions of the people of gender all of his life, he turned away from that action is because that was apparent to the people, but inside he was doing something else, right. The actions of the heart.

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Okay, so you have to be considerate of this heart.

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You have to be very, very considerate of this heart.

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Why would a person that is been in good, why would a person that is doing all sorts of goodness, why would they suddenly flip 180 degrees to another direction? Someone may be apparently a friend of Islam, but then suddenly they flip 180 degrees, and there are now an enemy of Islam. How does this happen? I mean, we see this happening to certain people, especially within our times, people who are you know, sometimes even promoters of Islam sometimes

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People even orators on Islam, right? And then suddenly they leave Islam and they turn in a completely another direction the prophets and send them said, there must have been something wrong with their hearts. Deep down, you can see and it appears to you that they're doing good but deep down inside, maybe they didn't have the right intentions. Maybe they didn't have the right focus. Maybe they had read the same thing that y'all was concerned about. Maybe they had some of these things that you can't see, but a lot of ways that you will Gerard can see and he wants to make it apparent to the people that this person wasn't in the right direction, deep down inside when it

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comes to his heart. So the first thing and that is the pre emptive measure, before a person who happens to be apparently pious turns away from a law the first thing that a person of such can do, all of us that is in shallow data, is that we need to focus on correcting our inner state. Okay.

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All right. If we don't do that, then it's possible as the profits of synonym told us that towards the end of our lives, we end up completely turning 180 degrees and other direction, okay. When that is correct, and your connection internally is correct with Allah has no agenda By Allah, Allah will protect you from sin. Okay. The reason why their profits in the long run he was setting them was chosen for this message is because of his heart. The reason why the people who will be like Abubakar, for instance, right? didn't used to pray as much as some of the other companions. Now, we know that there are some of those Sahaba who said that Abu Bakar didn't outdo us because of their

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his prayer is, you know, other things of such nature. He's a badass, he only did outdid us because of what's in his heart right now for us people. He outdid us also in the prayer and all of these things, but they'll have a who are doing all, you know, night worship and all of those things already. They said he wasn't better than us in this role. But the only thing that led him to be better than there was in Star Wars was a luxury and walk out of your country except for something that happened to be stationed in his heart. Okay, so if a person corrects the state of this heart, and this question in sha Allah will never even exist.

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I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make the blessing that we had of this gathering a blessing that we recognize as goodness, on the day of judgment. And I asked us, Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this gathering for us a witness on the Day of Judgment, and not a witness against us. ask Allah subhana wa Taala to correct our intentions. I ask a lot of you in general, to give us the company of the pious in this life and the hereafter, I asked Allah Subhana Allah to give us his love, and the love of those he loves and the actions that Allah is urging most loves. I mean, alameen wa salam ala Sayidina, Muhammad Ali or Siberian rain.