Connecting Your Heart To the Akhirah

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In Alhamdulillah

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Nam I don't know when to stop

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when Rosa Billahi min Sheree and fusina Vasa Yata Marina

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Maria de la Maria de la la mala

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one minute little fella howdy Allah.

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eyeshadow Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika Allah wa shadow. Mohammed Abdul Rasul Allah.

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Allah Deena Amano, tapa la haka, Ducati while at the Moto Ella Anton muslimin.

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Yeah yohanna suta hora de como la de Hala Kaka min FC wahida wahala amin has our jaha wobba Seminole. humare Jalan kathira wanniassa What de la la de de Luna de Waal or ham. In a la Hakuna la Cooperativa. Yeah, you holla de una mano taco la Polo Colin sadita your mala come, we are here to La comenzando back home. When a la hora Sula, hufa faza 1000 Aviva

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and my bad

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Imagine that you are

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sitting in the masjid.

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You are reading the Quran.

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And a man

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enters the masjid

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with two young children.

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That man immediately

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goes to the back of the message.

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after praying to rock as

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he sits down, leaning on the wall,

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his children

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are running around

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playing in the masjid

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while you're reading Quran,

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the children are running circles around you.

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You look at that man.

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And he sits there as if nothing is happening.

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The children

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are bothering people in the masjid.

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How do you feel?

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What

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are your thoughts?

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You look back at that man.

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And you're thinking to yourself, probably?

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Why isn't this man taking care of his children?

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Are you really mad at the children or the father?

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Or you're irritated by the children or the father?

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The Father's behavior, right?

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He

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is not doing anything.

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And his children

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are running around.

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But he's acting as if nothing is happening. As if there's nothing wrong.

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So you've had enough.

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You've had enough.

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You stand up?

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Do you stop the children from playing?

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Or do you go to the Father?

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What would you do?

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You'd go to the Father, right? You want to go to the Father. You don't want to touch anybody else's kids, right?

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You go to the Father

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because you're irritated. And other people in the masjid are also irritated

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that he's not doing anything. He's just sitting there doing nothing.

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You approach Him and you say brother,

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can you please control your children?

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Then he looks up at you.

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And he says

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I'm sorry.

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Apologize. We just came from the hospital.

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I'm not in it today.

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They're their mother.

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They're just passed away.

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Their mother just passed away.

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The children

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are still running around.

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are you bothered by the children now?

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You're not bothered by the children anymore? You're not irritated by their actions anymore.

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Are you angry at the father?

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How can you be

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you're not angry at the father and you're not irritated by everything that's going around you. Even though just a few moments ago,

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you were angry, and you were irritated

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by everything that was going around you. But as soon as he mentioned that his wife just passed away. It's just like,

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nothing else matters. All those little things that bother you no longer bother you. Why? What changed all of a sudden,

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what changed?

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Because there's something greater

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than any of these are these little things that's going on around you, that are bothering you.

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We're speaking about the death

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of a person.

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The children, you feel sorry for the children. Because they don't even know the gravity of the situation.

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They're still running around, but they don't know that they will never

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be with their mother again in this life.

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They don't even know what just happened.

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And of course, that man, that's the last thing he's worried about his children running around, his wife just passed away.

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What changed?

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The thing that changed

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is because you're thinking about something so much greater,

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that all the little things don't bother you anymore.

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That's what a Muslim. That's how strong a Muslim is.

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A Muslim,

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when he is thinking about the Hereafter,

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a Muslim,

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when he's concerned about the Hereafter,

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a Muslim

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when he thinks about death,

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that all of the little things that bother other people,

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don't bother him.

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And that's why

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those who bow down to Allah

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can stand up to anything.

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When a person's heart

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is connected, connected to the hereafter.

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All the little things that bother other people.

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Don't bother him.

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Because he's his concern is what

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his concern

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is the hereafter.

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His concern is the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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His concern is something that's greater than any of these little things.

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And that's why one

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who does things for the sake of Allah,

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one who is sincere

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for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are the strongest people.

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Those who love each other.

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For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala have the strongest bond.

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That bond is the strongest bond

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that which is connected to the here after the dean and that which is connected by the bond of Islam of Eman and faith. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in our circle around a man

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and help booth in LA he was born in LA.

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Indeed the strongest bond of faith

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is that is that you love for this for the sake of Allah and you dislike for the sake of Allah. That's the strongest bond.

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Why? Because it's for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Yes, you know when you have that love and that bond and that love between you and your spouse,

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that love between you sometimes you feel it's very, very strong.

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But if it is for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Then it's unbreakable.

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What do I mean by that?

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I'll give you an example.

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And this is an example with

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this is a story

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of one of the,

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one of the sisters in our community.

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myself and my family.

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We like

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me personally, I like seafood.

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And I like sushi, sushi, you know, Japanese food and things like that.

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Right.

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And of course, that's raw fish. For those who don't know,

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as raw fish, and poke as you guys know, poker, okay? That's raw fish. You don't cook it, you just put it in some sauces, and you just eat it just like that. Right?

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For me, I love it.

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And so my wife had over

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one of her friends.

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She her friend is this cemani

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Why are you laughing?

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You guys.

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Somalis don't eat that much fish to start with. It's all about camel meat, right?

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In meat. But raw fish also.

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Like that's,

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that's a different level. Right? Raw fish. That's a different level.

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And so she gave her some, you know, some of the sushi and the polka and things like that. And this sister liked it very much. She liked it. You know, the sauce and so forth. She liked it. So she wanted to learn how to make it.

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And so she decides, she decides to make it

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into surprise, because she likes it so much. She wants to surprise her husband.

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And she of course, she spends the whole day. You know, going shopping, getting special ingredients and spices and you know that spicy mayo and things like that, that you have with the with some of this raw fish. Right.

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And she makes it and she's trying to surprise her husband because she likes it so much. She's thinking I know my husband will probably love it also.

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At least you know, it tastes really good.

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And so she spends hours.

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Like I would say half the day preparing it.

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Her husband

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comes home very hungry from work, of course.

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He sits down and he wants

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his

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breeze.

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Right?

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He was his rice.

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And, of course bananas you have to that's not

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anyone's meat. And she brings forth raw fish.

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And he's looking at it. And he's hungry. You know, people are when they're hungry, late. They get angry very quickly.

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And

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what is this?

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Like, what is this?

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Like, where's my rice and you know, meat and stuff like that.

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And the sister

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and the brother doesn't even try it.

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It doesn't even try it at all.

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And he ends up raising his voice and yelling at her.

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And she breaks down and cries

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because she spent so much time

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just trying to make him happy.

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Trying to be a good wife. But yeah, you know, maybe, maybe, maybe she shouldn't surprise him like that so quickly. But he should also understand, at least he spent so much time right doing this. Trying to surprise him because she likes

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and what she breaks down and cries and she actually tells later on of course she tells my wife about what happened.

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And

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did I said you know what, whatever you did.

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Whether your husband appreciates it or not. I'm not saying what he did is right. Of course he should

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be appreciative, a little bit more understanding. But

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what does she think? She was thinking, you know what, I'm never going to do this again. I'm never going to try to surprise him. And then I said, No, you should always, whatever you try it whenever you're doing something, do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.

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You do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala

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if you do it for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah,

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you know that Allah subhana wa Taala knows what you did.

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Allah also knows the effort that you put in, whether people know it or not.

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And

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if you do that,

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then you know that you're trying to be the best husband that you can be, or trying to be the best wife that you can be, you know, that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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knows, every single thing that you do, you do, every effort that you put out, that your reward will be from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone,

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that you're doing it because of Allah subhanaw taala. Because there will come a time, there will be times in which in your relationship, you might have problems,

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you might have problems. And you might feel, you might feel like

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you know what, my spouse, my husband or my wife,

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he or she doesn't deserve me doing this for them.

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And it may you may be right.

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You may be right. But if you're only doing it for them,

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if you're only doing it for them.

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And it's not enough,

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you have to do it for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada

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the opposite also with the husband, sometimes

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sometimes you try to be the best husband that you can be by trying to emulate the example of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And so you try to help your wife in the kitchen and you try to help your wife and taking care of the house and taking care of the children and you do all that you can. Because you're trying to be the best Muslim that you can be.

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And then there might come a time in which in which you feel like you know what your wife is not, or your spouse is not appreciative of what you're doing in the way that they're speaking to you or what they have done to you. They don't deserve you being bliss, this kind of person. So you stop.

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So you come home and you say, you know, I don't need to do the dishes and help on the house anymore. She doesn't deserve that. And then what ends up happening,

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what ends up happening, what ends up happening is that your wife or your spouse will say, you know what, you've changed, you've changed, you're no longer the same. You used to help out now you don't even help out anymore.

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And then you say also, you've changed the hustle. Right? And it just gets worse and worse.

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Right? It just gets worse from there. But if you do, if you do things for the sake of Allah,

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let's say you feel that your spouse doesn't deserve that type of treatment,

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your kindness and your generosity, maybe you feel that your spouse doesn't deserve that. So you, but you know what, I'm not doing it for them.

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I'm trying to be the best husband that I can be, so that I can be the best Muslim that I can be. And the reward reward is worth a lot even though she has been saying this and doing this to me. You know what, I'm still going to help with chores and with the house in the household. Even though you've come home very tired, you still helping out. And then she's gonna say,

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you know, after you have maybe

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a small argument.

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And then she sees she sees you doing this, or he sees you to continue continuing to be a wonderful wife or a wonderful husband. She or he. They're going to say, Where am I going to get another husband like this? Where am I going to get another wife like this?

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Like even though

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even though we've had this argument, but look at him.

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He hasn't changed.

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He's still the same.

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He's still helping out. Where am I going to get someone like that?

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And then, of course, things start to become better. Why? But why are you doing that? You're doing that because you're seeking the reward from Allah alone.

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And that's why that which is for the sake of Allah is the strongest.

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Because even if somebody doesn't show appreciation, you're still going to do it.

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Like that sister. She was thinking, you know what, I'm not going to do that ever again.

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I'm not going to try to surprise him. And he was she was trying to, because she loves him. But then he didn't show that appreciation. Maybe, you know, maybe she should have chose something else besides raw fish.

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But maybe, and maybe he was wrong, you know, and he was wrong in the way that he acted towards her. But sometimes he was hungry. I'm not trying to say that's an excuse and so forth. But if she did it for the sake of Allah, and she realizes, you know, what the reward is what Allah, whether he appreciates it or not, I will continue to be the best Muslim I can be. Because I want Jana

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because I want paradise.

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And so a Muslim, who's connected here, after whose heart is connected to the Hereafter,

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is the strongest person on the face of this earth.

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One who bows down to Allah

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can stand up to anything.

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When you think about the Hereafter,

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when you think about death,

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the Hellfire and paradise.

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You are the strongest person when you're connected to the hereafter.

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And that's why if your life is falling apart,

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and you feel that your life is falling apart.

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If you feel like you're busy with this and busy with that,

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the first thing you need to do is return to Allah

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and realize why your why, why you're here.

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The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He said, and this is for those who feel that their lives are falling apart. How can you gather yourself again? How can you stand up again? Because sometimes you have this problem that problem, these things and those things that you are concerned about? So many worries, and so many things that a person is concerned about? That you're stressed out.

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you're stressed out because so many things are happening.

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How? How can you pick yourself up and stand up again?

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How can you be that strong Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,

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mankind, a hero to

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mankind as a hero

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whose whosoever is concerned, is the hereafter.

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That means your priority and your focus is the hereafter.

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gem Allahu Allahu

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will gather your affairs. In other words, you know when you're when your mind is dispersed left and right here and there, your concerns are about this and about that.

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Make focus instead of focusing on so many things, focus on the hereafter

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and focus on the pleasure of Allah alone.

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Focus on the pleasure of Allah alone and focus on the hereafter alone. Allah subhanho wa Taala will gather your affairs, which are Latina who feel

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will make will put satisfaction in your heart arena satisfaction meaning you will be pleased with whatever is happening to you. You will have a peace of mind. Remember those children that are still running around?

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As soon as that man said

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I'm sorry, my, my, my my my wife just passed away. All those concerns and all the things that worried or that that that bothered you.

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All of that went away right away.

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Why?

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Because whosoever is concerned is the year after Allah subhanho wa Taala puts

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satisfaction in their hearts. We're attached to dunya we're here alima and the dunya will come to you whether you'd like it or not.

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In other words, Allah would take care of your dunya

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when you're focused on the worship of Allah

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because you're focused on what? When you focus on the worship of Allah, you are focused on your purpose in life.

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What's the chair for?

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What is the chair for?

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Its for sitting?

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What is the spoon for?

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It's for eating. What are you for?

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What are you for?

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For the for the word you have been created as a loss as well Mahalo to Gina Whelan's, Illa Leah boo. I have not created mankind and jinn except for my worship. We have been created for the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But what is the worship of Allah?

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Define worship. Does that mean I stand up and pray 24 hours a day.

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the worship of Allah is anything that you do. Anything that you say, any feelings you may have.

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Anything

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that is pleasing to Allah.

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Anything you do that's pleasing to Allah, that's worship.

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loving your parents is worship.

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Because it's something that Allah loves.

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being kind to the two orphans and being generous to the needy is worship because that's what Allah loves.

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Standing up in prayer at nighttime is worship because that's what a lot lots. So anything that you do, that is pleasing to Allah, that's worship. So be focused on the worship of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and Allah subhanho wa Taala will take care of your dunya

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the prophets of Allah is saying mankind, Akira hum, Whosoever concerns that means your focus is the Hereafter, Allah will take care of the dunya for you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will gather your affairs. But if you do not do that woman can do my lemon, Canada dunya Hama, who's concerned is the hereafter. In other words, if you are focused totally on the darkness I who's up who's ever concerned is the dunya if you're focused on the dunya, and that's your priority. It is this dunya Faruk Allahu alayhi Shama,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will disperse your affairs. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Allah dispersed your affairs, which means you will have so many concerns, you will be worried about this and worried about that. Even what you're where you're concerned about what people are going to say and how people are going to perceive you, whether you're going to, if you get this car or this house, if you live in this neighborhood or not. And then your children, you're concerned about what they are doing, and so forth, and how people are going to look at your children if they have this job or that job. If you're concerned about the hero of this dunya you will have more concerns. Allah

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subhanho wa Taala dispersed your affairs, that means you'll be busy thinking about this and pleasing these people in those people. And you will not be able to please everybody, and you will not be able to please and, and and do the things that you feel that you have to do. Because there are so many things and so many people you need to please and you're looking to please

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you when you think about this dunya there's so many things that can concern you. You're worried about this and you're worried about that. And then your life falls apart. And you're stressed out.

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Why? Because your concern is not the hereafter. Your concern is the dunya and Allah says, and the prophets Allah Allah Azza wa Jalla fakra who by nine a

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and poverty

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and the feeling of being needy, being poor feeling that you're always in need that you're always poor, that you always you never have enough that fucking that feeling of poverty will be between your eyes. That means that's all you see.

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Whatever you do, you're always afraid that you're poor, or that you need this and you need that and you never are satisfied no matter what you have.

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Even if you have the best house in the neighborhood, you're still not satisfied. It's just like what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, he said, if the children of Adam were to be given a valley of gold, he would want another.

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You know, when we were younger, some of us

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we just wanted a car.

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Any car, when you're growing up, then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you a car. Or that then you want that SUV, four wheel drive, especially in Toronto. When it snows, people are going around, and I'm struggling here. Right. And then when you get that you want the luxury vehicle,

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right, you want the luxury cars. And then when you get that you want more, you never have enough because you are all after all this and of Adam.

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And that's why the Prophet sallallahu said you would want another and the only thing that will fill your mouth. That means the only thing that will stop all of this is dust that's put in your mouth.

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That you'll never have enough of this dunya

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you only want more. If you don't believe me Look at those who are multi billionaires.

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They continue to work and work and they're one of the most busy people but they have so much money already but they still want more.

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So much greed.

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So much greed that they still want more because they will never have enough and that's the children of Adam. And so no matter if you're not, no matter how much you have or whatever you have.

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You have to make the commitment to

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to devote yourself to the worship of Allah now.

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You can't say inshallah, after I retire, inshallah, after I make Hajj inshallah, after I graduate inshallah after I get married, no, it's right now. The time to devote yourself to the worship of Allah is always right now.

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Because the more you procrastinate,

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the more you procrastinate. When that time comes, you're have something else and it never stops. until you realize that you need to be focused on the worship of Allah, then Allah puts satisfaction in your heart.

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While I'm yet to human at dunya

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Illa Allah and nothing of this dunya will come to you, except for that which has been decreed for you already.

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Allah has already decreed all of that for you already.

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And that's why I wanted to do that the prophet SAW Allah has taught us to make a low hum Allah. Allahu Allah tala dunia, Akihabara homina wala mob la la mina,

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O Allah do not make the dunya our greatest concern.

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The biggest concern, the greatest concern, don't make the dunya the biggest concern in arts

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and

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said that is up to Dina there is up to Durham. Welcome to firewall whamisa in

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our lm your polymyalgia. There are people there are some people who worship the dunya who worship money you might say what do you mean by them worshipping money? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said destroyed are the servants of the dinar, meaning gold and silver, the law him destroyed at the worshipers a wealth

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destroyed or the worshipers of clothing and fashion

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destroyed. They're destroyed. destruction will come to them. If you give to them, they're pleased and if you don't, they're not all they want is that what does that mean? Some people they worship their soul, their their own selves their desires. Some people worship money you might say what do you mean by worshipping money?

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The only thing that determines whether they do something or not is whether they make money or not. Whether they move forward, whether they step back it's all about money.

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They are the worshippers of money. Those who worship Allah, they move for the sake of Allah. They speak for the sake of Allah, they step back and move forward for the sake of Allah. They do everything for the sake of Allah, but those who worship money, their only concern is money. The Prophet Solomon said they will be destroyed. And some people, their only concern is about fashion and how people perceive them. So when they go out, and they say, How can I wear that? That's last year's fashion? There's no way you can I'm gonna get caught dead wearing that outside,

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like Subhan Allah. But that's their concern.

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That's their concern. The dunya there are too many aspects of this dunya you won't be able to please people. Some people will say How could you wear that?

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That's last year's fashion. And people are concerned about that. Yeah, it keeps me warm. So what? But some people know. They have to have designer clothing specific types, and they're willing to pay 1000s and 1000s of dollars for a type of purse when you can go to Walmart and get one for $10. Why are you paying $400 for something that is doing the same thing?

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Right? Just because it doesn't have I'm not saying that brothers also to choose and things like that. Do you understand? you waste your time and money, trying to impress people you don't even like

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because you're the you're the worship when you're the worship of the dunya. And your heart is not connected to the hereafter that's what happens.

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The dunya makes you weak.

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The dunya

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makes you weak

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in mind, and Allah sincerity, makes you strong,

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gives you principles

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and strengthens you and allows you to see what others can't see.

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Others can't see because they're blinded by the dunya.

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And they act foolishly, without even realizing that they're foolish.

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They act foolishly, without really without even realizing that they're foolish.

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They waste money, they waste time. They waste resources and energy over things that don't benefit them at all.

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And so

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those

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those who's connected to the hereafter

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they're the ones

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they're the ones who have true strength.

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The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said

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you should go, you should call him and like Come come at like Allah tala passatti.

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There will come a time

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there will come a time

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in which the nations will come, plundering,

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plundering what you have, just like a group of hungry people

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attacking a platter of food.

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They will come plundering, meaning they'll come and take your possessions and wealth, and they will come to you and they'll just take everyone wants to piece once a piece of the pie. Everybody wants a piece of the pie.

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And then the companions they said, there when they heard this, they said, O Messenger of Allah Ameen. colletta National Yama eternia Rasul Allah, is it because we are so few that they are oppressing us and doing this to us and taking our wealth like this? Isn't that what's happening right now?

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Under the lands of the Muslims, we have so much resources and treasures that everybody wants, but everybody's taking a piece here and there. Everybody's fighting over it. The Chinese want a piece of it. The Russians want a piece of it. The Europeans want a piece of it. The Americans want a piece of it. Everybody wants a piece of the pie and we're like

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really weak.

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And so the companions they said I'm in new Yama Ethan jasola Is it because we are so few in number or messenger of Allah? Is it because we're so few in number?

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The Prophet sallallahu said no, but um, to me, oh, my Ethan Kathy. No. On that day, you're exactly right. No. On that day, you will be plenty

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A lot, your numbers will be enormous. But I'm tomiyama Ethan cattier. Well, I can now come without capital without a sale. But you will be like the phone on top of the, you know, on the side of the river or the, on the valley, when the water runs, it's that foam, the bubble, that you just blow and this, the trash that's left on the side, you will be weak like that. You will be weak like that.

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And your enemies will not fear you.

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And then Allah subhanho wa Taala will put in your hearts

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as well. And then they said, O Messenger of Allah, what is this word? What is this one, this weakness and sickness that Allah puts in their hearts of the people in that time during that time. And the Prophet Sutherland said, hope but doing

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the love of the dunya worker here timeouts and the dislike of death.

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You're not concerned not thinking about death. You just think about the dunya.

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Remember, when you're focused on the Hereafter, when you think about death, all the things that bother you don't bother you.

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You are the strongest person.

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But when you in when you forget the era, and our focus on the dunya You are the weakest person, weaknesses, weakness overtakes you.

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And that's why be focused on the hereafter. And so how can you be focused on the hereafter?

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One thing is to visit the sick and visit the grave and reflect upon the other

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upon the verses in the Quran. Because the verses in the Quran are telling you the future. Do you know that? If you were to know the future, wouldn't you be successful?

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Imagine if you were to know exactly what's going to happen next week

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in the stock market.

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exactly what's going to happen.

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You would be very wealthy. And if you knew that there's going to be a

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calamity somewhere and you were that's where you were living. Yeah, wouldn't you when you also be able to avoid it of course. And that's why the Quran is our guidance also.

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And ended with this in sha Allah.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said you have no Adam, oh Children of Adam, the father of liberty, solder Carina. Almost all children of Adam

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devote yourself to my worship. And I will fill your heart with satisfaction was so difficult. And I will. I will take care of your needs, will take care of your needs.

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If you don't do so molap to your day cashola I will make you busy. I'll make you feel busy with so many things. While I'm so difficult and you will not be satisfied I will not have put satisfaction in your heart. That means you're just going to continue to be busy. If you're not focused on the worship of Allah subhana wa Tada. So again, what is the worship of Allah? Doing everything that you can to please Allah? before you speak, if you're going somewhere, ask is this pleasing to Allah or not?

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And so I'm going to give you another opportunity to do that which is pleasing to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Right now. I've been asked yesterday, we did have a little bit of fundraiser but a lot of people were not here. It was at the end of the day. And so everybody left. I know, some of you are saying again,

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right? Again, but let me tell you something, okay.