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In Alhamdulillah Madhu and Esther you know when I stopped

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when I was well below him and showed him for cinema sejahtera Molina

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Maya de la la la la when my little fella hodja Allah

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eyeshadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika Allah

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wa shadow Anna Mohammed Abu hora solo

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yeah you hola Xena Amanita por la haka Ducati.

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While at a moto Nila Tomas limone

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yeah Johan NASA hora de como la de Hala Kaka min FC wa wahida

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wahala cubbon has our jaha

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Baba Salman humare. Jalan kathira Vanessa What up Hola. Hola de de Luna de Waal or have

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in Allah Hakuna la Kumara Kiba

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yah, yah Latina am an otaku? La kulu Poland sadita

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you slash Akuma am Allah como para la como uno Baku?

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Mama Yo, Ty la hora, sola, who?

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Am I bad?

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What is this

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in the Arabic language?

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We can translate it in English.

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But

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it's very difficult to have a specific one that will give its true meaning.

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Some people will say asceticism,

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abstaining from the dunya.

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These are aspects of it.

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But what is

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all of the definitions that have been given to us about COVID

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his revolve revolves around

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revolves around disconnecting from this dunya.

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But it doesn't mean that you leave everything of the dunya it's just that you don't let your heart

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you don't put it in your heart.

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Like the didn't, the dunya is part of our life.

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And you use the dunya for the hereafter.

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It's something that

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when used correctly,

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it's praiseworthy when you use the dunya as a stepping, stepping stone for your for the hereafter.

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But when you're distracted by the dunya, this worldly life

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when you're distracted by it,

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when you distract it from the true meaning of life, from your

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or your

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trip to the hereafter.

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That's when it's problematic.

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And that's why we need

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the word Zohar. In the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this worldly life, this dunya and how it can

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distract us and the true value of it. Because if we know the reality of this worldly life,

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if we know the reality of this worldly life,

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then we will be able to give it its true value

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and make use of it so that it benefits us

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in this life in the hereafter. We are in fact asked, Where order to make dua,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says wamena nassima Yoku

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moku robina Tina Fey dunya Asada and there are amongst people there amongst the people who say,

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Oh Allah give us the goodness of this world. Well, minasi Miko Laura Bana it Natalie dunya.

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But

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Allah subhana wa tassel mallow Phil Akira demon holla.

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But in the hereafter they have nothing of it.

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Because all they're concerned about is the hereafter or the other concerned about is this life.

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And then Allah subhana wa Tallis has women home and amongst them who say Rebecca tnfa dunya has Allah, O Allah give us the goodness of this world

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will fill you and it has Allah and the goodness of the hereafter working

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and protect us

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from the punishment

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of the fire.

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So from this verse,

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we learn how much of our da

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should be focused on this life. And how much of it should be focused on the hereafter? What does Allah subhanho wa Taala tell us to do? He says, say,

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Oh our Lord,

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give us the goodness of this world. Because

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most of us when we make the,

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what's the first thing that we think about?

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Do we think about the hereafter? First and foremost? No. We're always concerned about what's happening to us in the present time. And so when we raise our hands, it's usually about something that's happening to us in this dunya.

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But it's okay to ask Allah for the goodness of this world. And he starts off with saying Robin attina dunia

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say, Oh my Lord, give us the goodness of this world. But then he says, but don't forget also, for those who forget, they will have no portion of it in the hereafter because they're just focused on this life. Will mela fulfill accurately man Holla Holla. And in the Hereafter, they will have nothing of it.

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But then, so are do I should be

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one third, for this dunya and two thirds for the year after. So every time you ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for something of this world. Don't forget about four Don't forget about the hereafter. Don't be distracted by everything in the hereafter that you forget. Don't be distracted from Don't be distracted by the dounia

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that you forget to hear after

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robina it Neff adonia hacer la or LA give us the goodness of this world with a hero to hustler and then the hereafter also, and then save us from the hellfire. So remember two thirds that you

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should be for the hereafter. Every time you make your eye to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Now what is the reality in order for us to understand Zod

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because Zoho disconnecting your heart

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with the hereafter and not putting this dunya in your heart, in your hands, but not in your heart, and not letting it distract you? Because the dunya is a distraction for those who don't know what it really is.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala in solitude Heidi,

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he tells us the stages of the distraction of this life.

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the distraction of this life and Allah Subhana Allah says, the identity of Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim

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alemu ooo

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hyah dunya Allah

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Allahu Allah, Xena.

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Alamo

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hyah Daniela

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Allah who has enough to

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fill

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with fire

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attack.

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Phil Wiley well dkms Alley

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Cat math Alia by Ethan

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out on that bad to

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hear you fat all homos

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a Jew Fatah. Hamas foreign

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love it. Here it is.

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shady

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faeroe to mean en la

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y Mal. Hi.

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Matt.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this verse, Allah

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know when Allah says Allah more than pay attention.

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Yeah Allah. This is very hard to know.

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Allah Mo, this is true knowledge. This is what you should be reflecting upon. This is reality. allow a normal hire to

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know that

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This worldly life is nothing but

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a normal hyah to dunya. Meaning this worldly life is nothing but live.

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Allah starts it off by calling it live, play. What is play

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when a child grows up,

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or when a child, your toddler,

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your kid,

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when they first

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are able to do things themselves,

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when they're able to

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walk,

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when they're starting to barely talk.

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At that stage, what do they like to do?

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all they want to do is play.

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All they want to do is play.

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You give them toys. That's what they want to do. They play with toys.

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And even if they don't have toys to play, kids nowadays,

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they watch people play with toys.

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What are the most popular videos on YouTube?

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What are the most popular videos on YouTube?

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Some of the most popular videos on YouTube

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are about children or just showing children playing with what?

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playing with toys outside and so your kids, they don't have the toys and you so they if they don't have the toys to play, they watch people play with toys. It's all about play. It's their whole life.

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A couple of years ago when my kids were still young,

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I have had three sons. My first three children were sons. So I had three sons.

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And I went to

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sometimes I go to Walmart, and I go to the clearance section. You guys know about the clearance section.

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Some of you are smiling right now. I go to the clearance section. And I saw some toys, Hot Wheels.

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diecast cars, they're on sale.

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They were on sale.

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I saw different types of cars.

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They were not the tiny ones. They were the ones that are like mid size.

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So since they were on sale, you know, I know my kids like to play with cars.

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I knew that. I probably should buy the exact same car.

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But I figured that's a waste of money. Why buy three of the exact same thing when you need to buy three times.

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So I got a Porsche. I think it was a yellow Porsche

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and a red Ferrari

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and a black Hummer.

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Okay, so I got these three cars. And they were on sale. Of course that's what I got.

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So I bring them home. And my eldest son, I said I got I got some toys for you guys got some cars. My eldest son comes and he takes them which car do you think he took first?

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He took the red Ferrari.

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The red Ferrari looks really cool. Right? So my second son comes in what car do you think he takes? He takes the Porsche takes the yellow Porsche. The only thing remaining is this ugly squared car.

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Honestly, Hummers are ugly, right? They're like army vehicles. Like the ugly. And so my, my youngest son comes

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and

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he sees that his brothers have better cars, they look cooler. And he has this little box thing. Square car ugly car.

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So he breaks down any Christ

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breaks down a cries and his you know his brothers. They know what's going on. they've raised to their door to the rooms and they close the door.

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You know? So they go they don't want to give this give their car up. And he's crying and crying Let me tell you guys can you just like switch you know after 15 minutes you know they don't want to play with any of it. Anyways,

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Right, but it's that first 15 to 30 minutes. So he's breaking down and crying and crying. And I'm trying to tell him just wait, I'm trying to go. But you know, everything's happening. So and he's crying. So profusely is crying

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so much.

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His father grandfather passed away, he didn't cry like that.

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He is crying as if it's the end of the world.

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And I'm thinking to myself,

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it's only a Hot Wheel.

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Like, it's only 15 minutes, the other brothers will give it to you, they won't even want to play with it anymore. But that's his life.

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It is his world. His world is all play.

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So when that's taken away from when he doesn't get what he wants, he breaks down and cries, he cries as if it's the end of the world.

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And many things happen to us all the time.

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There are things that happen to us.

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And we break down and cry and cry.

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Maybe Allah Subhana, Allah is looking down at us, it's only a Toyota.

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For us, it's just another stage. It's only a Toyota.

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But sometimes

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the problem isn't the problem itself.

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The problem is the perception that the problem is bigger than what it really is.

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Sometimes, that's the problem.

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So at that stage, all you want to do is play.

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And then you get to the next stage. Allah Subhana, Allah says alemu and manhyia to dunya, la,

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la, la, la, what is La,

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la, la,

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amusements,

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things that amuse you entertainment. In other words,

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things that make you forget the reality forget this world, what kinds of things?

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movies, what's that? video games, video games, movies, sports, these are the types of things that distract you. And these are the entities, this is what we call entertainment. So after you finish the stage, where all you want to do is play, you move to the another stage where you want to be entertained.

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So when your child grows up, they no longer want to play with toys. What do they like to do?

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They like to play video games. And then you grow up you like, you know, you want to watch movies? And you know, the videos that you're watching are not people playing with toys anymore? What are the videos that people are watching after they get to the second stage?

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They're actually stories, stories that about superheroes or whatever it is that take them out of their reality. Like they give you another perception, you know that another world brings you to another world, so that you can forget the world you're living in.

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Right? The reality of this world. So that's another distraction.

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So you have people now want to go to the movies, they watch.

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They binge on Netflix, they watch all kinds of things, just entertainment. That's the next stage. And these things distract you from reality from the year after, from your from that which is important. And then Allah says, so he's describing this dunya

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the reason why we're mentioning this is so that you have this is what we need to abstain from and not let these things distract us.

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And that's good.

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And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, was enough was enough. What is Xena?

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Xena is adornments.

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So you used to have you have your children.

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When they're in elementary school, you buy them a new pair of shoes, and they're really happy. They could care less what brand it is. If it has some lights, they're happy. They don't care what brand it is. It's a new shoe, new pair of shoes. So they're jumping and there's like, I think the shoes make the jump higher and they're like jumping and running around and they're like really happy and they could care less what kind of shoes they are but they look nice. That's all

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Right.

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But then when they start growing up,

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no,

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I have to have these types of shoes, because everybody else has it.

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I can't be caught wearing these shoes from Walmart.

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And so they're asking for Jordans.

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Right. And then your, your daughter,

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your daughter

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doesn't just wake up and get out of bed and go to school right away.

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No, no.

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takes another 20 minutes in the bathroom

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takes a little bit longer.

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Before she goes,

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she needs to look good.

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You got to look good.

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You have to wear the proper clothing. I can't be wearing any type of designer stuff.

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And so even for the guys, the guy sometimes it's a little bit later.

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But eventually they do the same thing also, you know, they have to have certain types of shoes, certain brands of jackets, right.

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And then

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so that's the next stage.

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You start to adorn yourself, trying to look good, there's nothing wrong with looking good. By the way.

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Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is beautiful, and he loves beauty in Allah hi Jamila.

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Allah is beautiful. He loves beauty.

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But it's not just about beauty, it's about designer also. So but they're concerned about that.

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They have to look good. And then you get to the next stage. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whatever, room byakko masakazu room fill

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the next stage after your school, you start

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boasting to each other. what degree do you have?

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What kind of job do you have? It's about status. Right?

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You have a PhD?

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You know, PhD, actually stands for permanent hair damage that you get. It's like,

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what do you have?

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Like, what do you have? what degree do you have? What kind of job do you have?

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And it's about status, with the with the foghorn binary.

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And then the next stage

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what the guns

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fill.

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And then of course, you have your job. And you're making money. Now.

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After you make money.

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You start competing with each other.

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You start competing with the Joneses, or the cons next door.

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They have a new car, even though your car is still running perfectly. But you know what, hey, they have a 2020. And we're driving in 2015.

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Like, we can't be caught, you know, we're going to, to two weddings in this car, where other people are like, in lexuses, and so forth. We can be Come on, we have to upgrade. We have to have better car, better house and so forth.

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And so you start competing and you start buying things. You start buying things you don't need.

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You start buying things you don't need. With money you don't have

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At A Price You Can Afford to impress people you don't even like

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isn't that true?

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Like you don't even like them? Why are you wasting your time and money competing with them?

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Then, of course, of course sometimes that distracts you

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from the real life. So the dunya distracts you.

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And you get older

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you get older and you're retired now

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you're retired.

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You don't go to work anymore.

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You're sitting down with your friends who are also retired.

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And some people do this even before that, of course, before they even retire. But when they start having children they start boasting about what what the cause you don't feel and why well, I will add and what is your What is your son do?

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Right What is your son do? My son's a doctor.

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My son is this my daughter

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That

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you start boasting about what

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about your children, because you don't have much time to live in a world and anything else that you do. So you start boasting about your children. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then gives it a parable cannot lie, Jamal, coop co founder and

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this is like rain that comes down from the ground comes down from the heavens.

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And the lush green, lush greenery and so forth comes forth. You know, in the desert, this is more apparent in the desert than anywhere else. When it rains, the the when it rains,

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the the valleys get flooded with water.

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And then they end up drying up in the desert, when they dry up. After the rain comes in, and the water is flowing through it, you see so much vegetation growing from this valley.

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It grows, there are trees and in fact, believe it or not, because you know, the Islamic University of Medina was next to a valley. And whenever it would rain, we would go and would see the water running. Three days later. Do you know what we see in the water?

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You see fish

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and you see frogs jumping out of that water, where are they coming from?

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And a couple of days later, that whole valley becomes green.

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And it's beautiful. And when it becomes green and nice.

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Everyone goes picnicking in those areas.

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So I remember when I was studying.

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There was a passage when I was studying Arabic And they said, when it rains people go out on picnics. Like is that a mistake?

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When it rains, people go out and picnics.

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I didn't understand until it finally rained. And I saw everybody going out when it rains and after the rain. Everybody's always picnicking, because of that water. And then the greenery comes on. And it's very beautiful. And it's like amazing, full of life in the valley.

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Few days later.

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All of that

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starts to shrivel up.

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The greenery becomes Brown.

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And then you have Tableau

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you have tumbleweed

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it's just the wind blows.

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And there's nothing left.

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A loss of handle familia.

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Allah gives the parable. This is like the parable of this dunya

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it's just temporary.

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And it will be gone quickly.

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But then if you're distracted by it,

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by this dunya through all of these distractions that I just mentioned about and you forget the hero, Allah then says, We're Phil, here it is

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shady,

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but in the Hereafter,

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which really matters.

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There is

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grievous punishment.

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There's grievious punishment,

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but also for those who take advantage of this world and they're not distracted by it, but use the dunia for as the as a stepping stone for the year after they were Marvel hero to me, you know law.

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They will have the forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and his pleasure, woman higher to do

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in metta.

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But this dunya is nothing but a fleeting

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pleasure. But it's also a deception.

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The deception just like a mirage.

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And so when we know the reality of this dunya

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we know

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if we know that that's what the dunya is.

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What is Zod?

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There's two types of zade

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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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could have had everything anything. He could have had the mountains of Mecca, returned to gold and silver for him.

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But he said no.

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But I do Yeoman Russia.

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But instead let me be hungry for one day and let me eat till my fall for for one day. So on that day that I'm hungry that I can be patient. And then the day that I eat that I get to eat let me

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So that I can be thankful

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between being patient and being thankful.

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And

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it's choosing the Acura over this dunya.

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And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well to see rune and hyah to dunya, but may you prefer this worldly life over the Acura, was a hero to hire whatever car, but the year after is better and everlasting.

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And that's

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a person as

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in this world,

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is one who takes just enough of this world

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to have some of the goodness of this world but at the same time prepares for the hereafter. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, COVID dunya Anika variable no ibusuki will be in this world as if you were a stranger or just the wayfarer.

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When you're traveling,

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when you are traveling, where is your heart?

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Where's your heart, your heart is with your family. You always thinking about your children, you're thinking about returning back home, you don't build a palace, you finish what you need to finish and you go back, and you hope to go back to your home. So a person who is a believer and realize that the reality of this dunya His heart is connected to the hereafter. And so every decision that he makes

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every decision that he makes, he's focused on the goodness of this life and the hereafter, more importantly the hereafter. And so he doesn't, he doesn't build a house in the middle of the road. Because he knows he's just crossing it. He doesn't build the house in a place where he's staying for only a few days. He just rents he stays in a hotel. Right? And when you stay at a hotel, let's say Oh, you know what, this hotel doesn't have a microwave. What do you do you go buy a microwave and put it in the hotel? No. Right? You just buy what you need. And you try to do with what you have. Because you know what? This is not my abode. This is not where I'm staying. This is only temporary.

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And so you just need to finish your business. Because you need to take care of your family but you need to do this and that. And then you go back home. And that's a believer.

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And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam also described this dunya Nisa adonia signal mortman with genital Kapha. this dunya is a prison for the believers and a paradise for the disbelievers.

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But some people they think, oh, does that mean that? Does that mean Muslims really live a wretched life? No, not necessarily.

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What it really means is, if you compare what a believer has in this world,

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if he dies, and he has Jannah This world is like a prison and for a disbeliever no matter how wretched his life may be, how poor and how difficult is like maybe this is his gender.

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He will have whatever he has, whatever he's going to get in the Hereafter is going to be worse than this his his gender. So it doesn't mean that a Muslim will live a wretched life. But the Muslim has always focused on the Hereafter, always focused and he realizes the reality of this of this world. And thus if we want to love us, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he said, is hard for dunya you have Buccola have zuid and abstain from this dunya which means what which means do not let this dunya distract you.

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Take what you need of it. Whenever you have it be pleased what of what a loss of I gives you have it and Allah will love you.

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Was had FEMA, the ad NASS, you had brokenness. And if you stay away from what others from other people's possessions, instead of always relying on them, asking them this asking them invest, ask him that then the people will love you if you don't go asking them this and asking them that. If you're dependent upon Allah subhanho wa Taala you put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and you don't, you're not always going around asking people for this and for that the people the people will love you also. But amongst the signs of the Day of Judgment, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said if that desire will is dardanus Allah dunya Illa here saw

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the day of the hour is nearing and people are increasing in their love of this world. The people are increasing.

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Here's Amina state, their focus on this world alone while is daryun I mean your life elaborate, the more you are distracted by this dunya The further you are from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and so how was the zone of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam How is the best of mankind? If you look at the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and if you study the CRR of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his life alone,

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his life alone proves that he was a he was truly a prophet and messenger of God,

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His character, and his zuid because he could have had so much he could have had so much the mountains of Mecca could have been turned to gold for him.

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But he said, You know what, that's not what I want.

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It's not what because this worldly life, no matter what you have of it, it's only temporary. That which is permanent, is the hereafter. And then that's when you look at the life of the prophet SAW the lives I mean, the houses in the house of the Prophet some of the rooms of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salatu wa sallam compared to the other rulers in the kings.

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If we knew the size of his houses and rooms,

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we would have tears in our eyes.

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Listen to what al hassanal bosavi Rahim Allah said.

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He said, going to add Hulu to as well as in the movie sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Fifi laugh at it, man.

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I used to enter the houses of the Prophet Sal alized the rooms of the Messenger of Allah salon I mean the rooms of his wives. So he had nine rooms when he passed away. And you might say nine rooms a household name who is Mashallah right nine rooms. That must be huge, big house, big place. But you know what he said?

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He said, For at an hour Lusaka.

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But how big was it?

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He said, I would stand up and reach up and I would touch the roof already.

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And you know how long how wide they were?

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Listen to how wide the rooms of the prophets are like somewhere. In this is where each wife lived.

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Ayesha radi Allahu Allah. She said,

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going to a normal day in a day Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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I used to sleep, of course in the room with the Prophet solo. And he when he was in the front,

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she would sleep.

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And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand up at nighttime to pray.

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And he was in the area where the Qibla was.

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And you might say, Wait, why would he be praying there?

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Why would he be praying when it was just right in front of him? Why? Do you know why? Because there's no there's no other space.

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There's no other space. That's all the room that he had. She was there. And that's the problem right there. And you can't even like you can't even take two steps over. Because the walls right there, you take two steps to the left the walls right there.

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That's how big the rooms are. The profits are a lot of work. And he said for either sajida ramezani.

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And what he would want to make it that he would touch me tap me. And then I would curl up so that he would have room to make so June

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he would have to make June so June, The Hobbit originally, when I called curled up for either Omnibus or to whom and then when he would stand up, I would straighten my legs again.

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Just so that he can make sure

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the rooms of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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were smaller than most of our bathrooms. His bedrooms.

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He didn't have a living room or kitchen

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or bathroom. They used to go outside one room.

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One room

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smaller than the size of some of our cars.

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That was how the best of humanity lived.

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could have had a bigger room.

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Could you ever made it bigger? No, but that's what he wanted.

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That's what he wanted.

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He wanted to give us

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an example.

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So that have you ever complained and you say

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our apartment is so small

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I think we should move to a bigger area bigger apartment or bigger house.

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Think about the houses of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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if that room was enough for the best of mankind, what do you think your apartment is? What do you think about your apartment?

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Think it's too small.

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And that's why that's what Zod is.

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could have had more.

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But he was very, very generous. He just wanted just enough, just enough

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to be an example for us. So anyone who complains that their houses are too small, you look at the houses of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you say, you know what if he's able to be patient, and he's my example, I have so much more to be thankful for.

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Now, I want you guys to think about your houses right now and say

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Allah has given us so much

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but that's how the Prophet said a lot. I said last.

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What did he used to eat?

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what it is to

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the best of mankind?

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Ayesha radi Allahu Allah, she said,

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we,

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we used to count the crescent.

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In other words from one crisis to the next, and one Crescent to the next. And we would count three crescents

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and sometimes, which means a month or a two or three months, warmer, all pay that fee abbiati Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam now

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there will be two or three months that would pass

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there would be two or three months that would pass.

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But

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in those two or three months,

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they never saw a fire. Or they never saw smoke, coming from the house of the prophets of Allah.

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Do you know what that means?

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In the old days, they didn't have microwaves and ovens.

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And stoves and burners. They used to use wood and if somebody cooked in their house, you would see smoke coming from their house. And Ayesha radi Allahu Allah, he said, we would

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we would pass we would have two or three months without seeing smoke or fire being lit in the house of the prophets of Allah.

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Do you know what that means?

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The next time you come home and food is not ready.

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I want you to think about that.

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That means they did not cook.

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They did not have a warm meal.

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For two, two days, no.

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Two weeks,

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two or three months in a row.

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And there was no cooking in the house. Some of us come home when there's no cook meal ready? What's going on?

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Two or three months.

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And then the tablet as they say they used to ask. And they said What did you use to eat to for two or three months? And she said as well.

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The two black food at number one man, water and dates.

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That means they didn't cook.

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They didn't cook just water in days. That's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had

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in his house.

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And in some days,

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he didn't even have that.

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Some days he did not even have that.

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One day a man came to Medina.

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And he said

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he's a guest.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants to host him.

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Because he is of course one of the most honorable,

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the most well mannered, the most the most well mannered.

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And so that man says a sovereign in jihadism tired and it rests. And so the Prophet Solomon wants to host him. And so he sends

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a message to ask he send someone to ask his wives. Do we have any food in our house? Is there anything that we have, so that we can host this man so we can give him something to eat?

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And so that messenger returns to the profits of aloha that he was selling

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It says, Oh messenger of Allah.

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All your wives have said that they have nothing.

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Not a lot, not a piece of bread,

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not even enough, not even dates to eat.

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All his wives had nothing.

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And nothing to eat that day nothing

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the best of mankind.

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And so the messenger philosopher suddenly says,

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Is there anyone

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that will host this man? may Allah have mercy upon the law?

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Is there anyone that will host this man.

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And, of course, one of the companions

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did host this man.

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He raised his hand.

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And he didn't even send, he didn't even ask his wife, whether they had food or not in their house.

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And that man also

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because he wanted to host the guest of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He didn't even send like the prophets on the sent the message, sent the message to ask his wives did they have any food, they they don't have any food. This man didn't, didn't do that. So he brings this man to his house,

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only to find out

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that they have enough food

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for just one person,

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the whole family.

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But he is so keen

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on trying to get the reward

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that he wants to host this man.

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But they have only have the problem is they have enough food for one.

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And they have children.

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And so it starts to become dark.

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What do they do, the children need to eat.

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But if they give food to the children, but guess what happened in the to eat.

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And if they were to serve Him,

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food,

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give them a meal.

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Then they don't have themselves and they feel and the guests would also feel uncomfortable eating by himself.

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And so that man's has

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just finished cooking, let's get the food ready.

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And then so he brings the food. And it makes sure that all the lights are off.

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It turns off all the candles and the lights so that nobody can see it's in the dark, it's dark.

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And he presents the food to that guest and he himself he has an empty plate.

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And he's just making noise, pretending to eat so that the guests would feel comfortable eating.

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The guest will feel comfortable eating.

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And the children of course are hungry.

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So he tells his wife just continue to boil water.

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So when the children hear that the water is boiling, maybe they think food is being prepared. And maybe they'll just fall asleep. And so they cry until they fall asleep waiting for the food. But the food never comes that night.

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And the guests it's entirely his fault. But nobody in the house eats anything.

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And then Allah Subhana Allah Allah, the next day reveals a verse and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them that Allah has pleased them and he has smiled because of what he what this companion did. And the loss of Hannah reveals Will you see Runa Allah unfussy him? Well how can I be him how Sasa and they prefer others over themselves, even if they're in dire straits.

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This is a life of the Prophet and the life of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when it comes to the reality of this world,

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they were they are examples for us. But of course, there were also other companions who are very, very wealthy, but they were known for their zip code also. Why? Because whatever they had, they spent it in the obedience of Allah Subhana Allah and the Prophet himself also, he was so generous, that any food that came to him he would share it with us habit, so for the people in the in the masjid

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that he sometimes would have nothing left in his house. There are mice a mouse if we were at the mouse, where to enter the house of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam it would starve to death.

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Right? My sense is if we had mice in our house

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They'd like, you know, huge, huge rats and fat ones to write all kinds of food in the house of the province on a lot.

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They would have nothing to eat.

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But that's the best of mankind, the best of mankind.

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But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of course, this is an example for us.

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So whatever we have, there's nothing wrong with what we have, by the way.

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Be thankful for what you have.

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How can you show that you're thankful for what you have,

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you can show that you're thankful for what you have, by spending in the obedience of Allah subhana wa tada by taking advantage of that and helping others to try to earn the pleasures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's what zone it is. that your heart is not connected to this world and you're not distracted by the wealth. But you use this wealth, to,

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to use this wealth as a stepping stone to help you in this life, of course and in the hereafter. Yes, you take care of your family, but your focus is always in the hereafter. Because I leave a bit valuable the Allahu anhu. He said in that dunya must be around the dunya is going away from you, the dunya has gone away from you. We're in the

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villa in the air here is coming to you. It's racing towards you the Hereafter is racing towards you will equal the men whom urban and each.

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For each this life in the hereafter there are people of this life and there are people of this of the next life, be amongst the people of the next life and do not be amongst the people that dunya

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for in a Leone because he says For indeed today. It's all about action.

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It's all about action and no accountability. You're not being asked, but it's action.

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For me, Leon Amanullah Hassan. Well, by then, and but tomorrow, hey saben when I'm in tomorrow, it's all about accountability, and no deeds.

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You can't do anything else. It's all about accountability. That's why take advantage of what you have right now in this life by using that in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And make sure Remember, don't by when I say do not let this life distract you. Make use of your time, so that you can spend it

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in that which is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala because that is your capital

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in our time, now the times that we are living in right now part of zuid

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What is the definition of Zod part of Zoo hood is not letting this life distract you from the hip. And you know one thing that distracts us a lot nowadays, to this time is this the time that we're living right now is a time of distraction. What's one of the biggest distractions that we have?

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It's in your pocket right now.

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It's in your pocket right now. Do you know how many times the average person touches his or her phone in a day?

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Give me a number

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600 150

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the average person

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touches his or her phone

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in a day

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2962 I think something like that.

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I'm not saying you open up your phone.

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You touch your phone, the average iPhone user. And this came out

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like a couple of years ago actually, maybe it's more now unlocks their phone. How many times a day, you know

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80 times a day.

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80 times a day you unlock your phone.

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That's the average. The top 10 touch their phone over 5000 times a day.

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They're addicted to it.

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But some of the things that you're doing Zoho does what Zoho is not letting these things distract you. Even though it might not be wrong. You might not be wrong.

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But you're wasting your time away. You're wasting your time by reading about this and reading about that. Things about things that don't benefit you at all. I remember one day I woke up and everybody was talking about a dress.

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What color is this dress?

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Like remember that day I woke up and everybody was talking about

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it on TV and the radio and everywhere I went, people were like, What color is this dress?

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And I said, you know the answers in the sooner

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the color of this dress is in a hadith. The answer to it is in a Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Min horsnell Islam in Turku, melayani

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of the excellence of a person's Islam is that he leaves that which doesn't benefit doesn't concern him. Who cares? That's the answer. Like we waste our time, so much of our time, and we don't realize how valuable it is. Zoho is realizing that even that time even though it's not spent and how long, but you have to make sure that you do not let it distract you by using it in that which is more beneficial for you and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and I end the talk with this hadith in sha Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, the AMA tanima Boone Fie Makati roominess to blessings that people are born, meaning they don't know the true value

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of it. And so they squander this, these two blessings

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as

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well for

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your health in your free time. These two blessings are so great, yet people squander them. And they don't realize that these two blessings are so great that you will not be able to enjoy any blessing. If you don't have these two things.

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You can have the best house, the most luxurious car, you can have the most beautiful spouse, but if you are sick

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you will not be able to enjoy the most finest, the finest food that's available to you. You will not be able to enjoy any of it. If you're always sick.

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Healthy is such a great blessing

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that the Arabs they say a Say hi to tarjan Allah rousselle sa heartlight Yahoo iluminado. a Sangha.

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Health is like a crown on the heads of all of those who are healthy, but nobody sees it. Except for those who are sick

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and free time. You may have you may have all the luxuries of this world, you may have the nicest house but if you don't have the time to spend and enjoy those luxuries, because you're so busy chasing the dunya, left and right, then you will not be able to enjoy these blessings. And that's why when you have the blessing of time and health, take advantage of it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will increase it for you and give you more, he'll give you more wealth and he'll give you stronger health. If you use that in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala use your strength and your health and your energy in the obedience of Allah. Allah will increase and give you more will ensure

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khardungla as he does if you were to be thankful then I would increase it for you and that's why you know every morning I look in the mirror and I say Abdullah battery are so handsome.

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And I say Allah just as you have perfected my features also perfect my character, you see the result of it standing in front of you and

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be thankful to Allah by using the blessings that Allah has given to you in the obedience of Allah.

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Okay, so

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now, the important part

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as you know this, this place, Masha, Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with this place. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has also blessed us with

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with organizers Mashallah that have organized this event brought people from different parts of the world and provided you got everyone with the opportunity to revive their demand to learn and seek knowledge.

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All of this also

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cost money and now it's an opportunity for you to show to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and so I want to start, we start with 500 100 500.

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inshallah, why 500

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for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for, for everything that's going on, and this is something that you will have and that will remain with you

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100 years from now,

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when you're in the grave, and in the Hereafter, this is when you're building your hereafter. So do I have let me just have how many do we want 550 people for 500 Mashallah, we have plenty of people here inshallah and you know what? 150 people for 500 and if you can't, if you have like, you know, you can make use of your your, your WhatsApp and your social media, say you know, say I'm here I would, can you guys help donate also, and I'll raise my hand for this and that you can do that also. So do I have a? Let's have the first person who for $500 the Masha Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you, and give you the best of this world in the hereafter. May Allah prolong your life in the

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obedience of Allah. Do we have a second person, second person for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada let's have a second Do we have a third person for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada the third person 500 for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. Then a loss of power increase it for you may Allah Subhana bless you and give you the best of this world and the hereafter And may Allah subhanho wa Taala Ireland, bless you and you bless you and your family. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala increase you in blessings and in wealth in the May Allah subhana wa Taala enter you the highest level. Everyone say I mean, everyone say I mean do I have a third person? Step two, Mashallah. We have a

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third person may Allah subhanho wa Taala prolong your life in the obedience of Allah and bless you and your family. I mean, everyone say I mean, everything I mean, and also do I have a fourth person inshallah, let's have a fourth person for 500 for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala 500 that Allah subhanho wa Taala promises to pay you back and give you Mashallah, we have another brother here for 500 Do you have another? So we finally have a brother, do you have another brother or sister inshallah? upstairs, downstairs, young, old 500 we'll have another one so we have four or five Mashallah, we have 555 Do you have a 666? Shall you get it and you asked six person, do you have a

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seven for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, that Allah will increase you acknowledge and Crenshaw may like to wish all of you in knowledge and give you blessings in your in this life in the hereafter they have a sixth person, seventh or sixth person inshallah for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know, you know, they say you can't take that with you. You can't take this and you can't take take that with you to the hereafter. Right? I beg to differ anything that you