Establishment of Brotherhood

Abdullah Hakeem

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The importance of strong and united boundaries for achieving success in society is emphasized in Islam, including the migration of Prophet Muhammad and the formation of "we praise him" and "we seek his help." The importance of remembering the favor of Allah is also emphasized, as it is crucial to not disrespect anyone and to pray together to please Allah Ta'ala. The migration of Muslims to Islam was a result of dissatisfaction and division between civilizations, leading to a plan to respect each other and build a strong relationship. The focus of Islam is on forgiveness and building a strong relationship with Allah, and setting boundaries is crucial to achieve success in society.

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All praise is due to Allah

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We praise him,

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we seek his help,

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and we ask for his forgiveness.

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We send our salutations upon the beloved prophet

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Muhammad ibn Abdullah

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sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam, his family,

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and his friends.

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We should all praise and thank Allah ta'ala

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once again for allowing us to be together,

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to listen to

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the Jumu'a Khutbah, and to pray together. I

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ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to reward

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each and every one of us, and I

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ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to gather us

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like we are gathered here but in

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Today

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is

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the 26th

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of

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1444.

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And

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in the next 4 days, we are entering

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a new Islamic year, which

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is 1445.

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Which means 1,445

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years ago,

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the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam migrated from

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Mecca to Madinah.

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It is such a significant

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event.

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And I thought today, in this chutba,

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I want to talk about just a

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a portion of the Hijra.

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A very important part, which I think is

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very relevant to us.

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Before the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam migrated,

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there were

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5

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tribes in Yathrib, in Yam in in Medina.

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It was called Yathrib.

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And these 5 tribes,

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there were 3 of them were Jewish tribes,

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Banu Nadir, Banu Qayluqah, and Banu Qurayvah.

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And there were 2 Arab tribes.

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There were Aus and Khazraj.

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And they were at each other's necks all

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the time, especially als and Khazraj.

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They were always fighting for power.

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They had these differences.

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The Khazraj were a bigger clan,

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and they thought they were more powerful, but

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they were always

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at war. And there was a lot a

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lot of killing.

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And then you had the Jews,

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they would always consider themselves,

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you know,

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higher than the Arabs.

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And they were saying that when the next

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prophet comes, we're gonna wipe you all out.

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So there was a lot of issues in

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Madinah before the migration.

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So when the people of Madinah, when they

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heard about the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam,

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and we know about the pledges that happened,

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Aus and Khazraj, members of them went to

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the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam,

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and they created this agreement, this pact.

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And they became Muslim.

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And within that short time before the migration,

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a mass population

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of Aus and Khazraj

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became Muslim because of the dawah

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of,

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of Musa'ib Al Umayr and others who went

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back to Madinah, and they were giving a

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lot of dawah.

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And by the time the prophet, sahabi, migrated

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from Makkah to Madinah, there was a lot

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of the Arabs who became Muslim between their

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oaths and Khazraj.

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And one of the things the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam dealt with before the migration

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was an agreement,

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The pledge that happened.

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And in that pledge,

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they had to

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plead allegiance to the Prophet salallahu alaihi wa

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sallam in terms of

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him being the authority,

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and having that iman in Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala in creating that unity.

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And then when the prophet

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migrated from Makkah to Madinah,

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there were few things that he established.

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2 things I want to mention. Number 1,

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he established

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a masjid. Now we know when he went

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to Quda, the first thing he did establish

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the masjid. Then he when he entered Medina,

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the first thing he did, he established a

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masjid.

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And the masjid wasn't just a place to

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pray.

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It was a hub. It was a center.

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It was a center of salah.

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It was a center of Islamic knowledge. It

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was a school. It was a madrasa. It

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was everything.

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That one masjid

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which was made of mud bricks and the

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roof was just palm leaves.

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You know, when it would drain the water

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will drip down. There was no carpet, it

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was just sand.

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Very simple building.

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But you can see the graduates from that

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Masjid, from that building.

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The greatest the Ummah has ever seen. The

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greatest people the Ummah has ever seen.

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But he established that hub, that masjid.

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And all the Islamic

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knowledge was taught in that masjid.

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And then another thing he did was he

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established

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brotherhood.

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Now try to imagine,

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you've got a group of Sahabers who are

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migrating.

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100.

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Migrating from Mecca to Medina.

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Even though they were Arabs,

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but they had a different culture.

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They lived in different societies, they had a

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different culture.

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And they were migrating to a new place.

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So you can see that the mind of

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the Meccans and the people in Madinah will

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not be the same.

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But one thing the prophet established was iman,

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belief in Allah Ta'ala, being a Muslim, being

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strong,

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and the unity, the brotherhood,

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strength

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because that is what gives success to a

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society.

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And when that was established,

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nothing could shake the people of Madinah. Nothing.

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And you can see the successes of Madinah.

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So the verses that are recited,

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Allah ta'ala is reminding the Muslims

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about this strength, this unity.

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And the prophet whenever he would start a,

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he would begin with the first ayah that

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I mentioned.

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He says, O you who believe,

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O you the one who has iman.

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Ittaq Allah.

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Have taqwa in Allah ta'ala.

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Be conscious of Allah wherever you are.

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As Allah Ta'ala deserves.

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And do not die, do not leave this

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world

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except in full submission with Allah.

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So there's a couple of things we need

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to be reminded in that one verse. Number

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1,

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that we need to have taqwa in Allah.

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In every aspect of our life, be conscious

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that Allah is watching us.

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So whatever step we take, whatever intentions we

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have, we need to make sure that anything

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that we do, it pleases Allah ta'ala. 1st

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and foremost.

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And secondly, remind yourself of death

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because we don't want to be leaving this

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world without full submission in Allah.

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So our bag should be packed, meaning our

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heart should be packed with iman.

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That's what we need to do. That's the

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first thing.

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Then the prophet Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala then

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says,

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So important.

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Straight after that verse, one of the most

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important verses the prophet starts with, he then

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Allah Ta'ala starts with, he then says,

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And grab on, hold on to the rope

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of Allah,

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and do not be divided.

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Grab on, hold on to the rope of

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Allah and do not be divided.

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So here Allah is reminding us,

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in this small community of Muslims, in this

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small town,

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Allah Ta'ala is saying hold on to his

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rope, the Quran and the sunnah. This is

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his rope.

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Because what happens if we're hanging on to

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something or we're pulling something,

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if one person lets go of it then

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the pulling becomes harder.

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Everyone should be pulling the same rope. Everyone

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should be holding the same rope And that

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is that the Quran and the Sunnah. The

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fact that we are all Muslim.

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So Allah ta'ala is saying hold on to

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that firmly

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and do not disunite.

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Very very important because what happens is if

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we let go of that rope and we

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grab on to something else, you're not holding

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on to the same destination.

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You're not holding on to what that initial

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rope is tied on to.

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You're grabbing onto something else. So what's gonna

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happen?

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The results will be different. You will not

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have the same results.

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Allah then reminds the people of Madinah, reminds

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the Muslims in general,

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that remember

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the favor of Allah.

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Remember the favor of Allah, that there was

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a time where you were disunited.

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The Ulsih Khazraj, they were not together, they

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were disunited.

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And then Allah says, and we put your

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hearts together.

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We brought you together, you were united.

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And you became brothers.

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You became sisters.

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We were all everyone

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was together under the banner of La ilaha

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illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah.

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Then Allah says,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, You were at

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the edge, you're on the brink of hellfire.

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And He brought you back.

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He took you out of that.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala reminds us that He

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saved us from that.

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Then He says,

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This is how Allah

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makes His signs clear to us, so that

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we may be guided.

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Allah ta'ala reminds us and He tells us,

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think about that moment when you were not

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united, and the issues and problems you had.

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But then My favors were, I united you

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all, and you were strong in iman, and

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you succeeded in everything that you wanted to

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do.

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So important.

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Then Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,

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The reasons why we are the best nation.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says, And let there

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be arising from you a nation

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that invites people towards good.

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Because you remind others of good and you

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forbid others from evil. When you see something

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good, an opportunity, you do it and you

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tell others to do it. And when you

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see an issue, a problem,

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you take the initiative

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by helping the other person to stay away

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from it. That's what a Muslim does. That's

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why we are such a blessed nation. We

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remind each other of good, and we remind

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each other of bad, of evil.

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That's why we are the chosen nation by

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, the Ummah of the

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Prophet sallallahu wa sallam. We are the greatest

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nation.

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And then he says, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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says,

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And they will be the successful ones.

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And do not be like the ones who

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become divided.

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And deferred from each other, after clear evidence

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and proofs have come in front of you.

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And now Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala He says,

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If that happens,

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then those people will have the great punishment

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of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Now think about Madinah,

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the migration happened.

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Ulsan Khazraj united,

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Muslims united.

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Dua was spreading.

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What do you think their vision was?

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The vision of the Muslims. The vision was

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what?

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To have

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a city,

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a a town or a city that establishes

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the rule of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala firmly

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and everyone being united

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and from that spreading the dawah of Islam

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to the rest of the world.

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That was their vision

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and this is something that they did.

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But then when disunity started happening,

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what's what happened? They start to crumble.

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If you look at the disunity that happened

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when Uthman radiAllahu passed away, what happened to

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the Ummah?

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They were crumbling.

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The wars that happened between the sahabas,

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they were human beings.

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Then at one time when we had

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Spain

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under us,

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but then the pleasures of this world overtook

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the leaders, what happened?

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Everyone started disuniting, and then we crumbled.

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What happened to the nation of Islam from

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the Uthmani Empire?

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What happened at that time?

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Divisions emerged between the Muslims and what happened?

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We crumbled.

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So whatever organization,

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in any organization,

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it could be a city, it could be

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a country,

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it could be a, a business, it could

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be an organization, it could be an industry,

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it could be institution, it could be even

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your own family

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at home.

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If it's not established

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under La ilaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah

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and you have not firmly upheld that, you're

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not holding onto the rope of Allah, then

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expect

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expect

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you not to succeed

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because that's what's going to happen.

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So inshallah, we'll continue next.

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This school,

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it was established

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10 years ago

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and we have a vision.

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And we want to see this school

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produce amazing talents, amazing students

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who uphold the deen of Allah.

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And those who lead them,

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the educators,

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and those above them, to hold on to

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the rope of Allah.

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To hold it firmly.

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Because if we do that, you will see

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great successes.

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It's not about the buildings.

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It is not about the fancy, you know,

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things that we can have. That's great if

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we can have it. More help.

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But again going back to remember the the

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simple masjid of the prophet salawasalom

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and it produced amazing,

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amazing, amazing sahabas.

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The success of the ummah through that,

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that's what we need to focus on.

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That's what is our priority.

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If we have that focus,

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nothing else will matter.

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And then we are the best nation because

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we remind each other. You know, in that

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migration that happened,

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when the prophet tells

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an Ansari and a Muhajid to be brothers.

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I'll give you one example.

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There was a Sahaba by the name of

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Salman al Farisi,

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and he was

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put in the house of Abu Darda. Abu

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Darda was an Ansari.

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And when Abu Darda became a Muslim,

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he

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was so strong in it that nothing else

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mattered in his life.

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So this is before the advent of hijab

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came.

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Salman al Farisi was staying in Abu Darda's

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house, and he noticed the wife of Salman

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al Farisi, she didn't take care of herself.

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Maybe she didn't to comb her hair properly.

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There were some Sahaba said a few few

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issues. She wasn't taking care of herself.

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So Salman Al Farisi asked the wife of

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Abu Darda,

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why aren't you taking care of yourself?

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So she replied your brother, Abu Darda doesn't

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care about anything else. Nothing.

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Nothing else matters

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except his deen.

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So Saladin al Farisi,

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he thought of a plan.

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The next day,

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actually the the wife of Sal, Abu Darda

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said, your brother fasts every single day and

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he prays every single night.

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This is what he does

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and nothing else matters to him. So the

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next day,

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Abu Darda was fasting and there was food

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presented to Salman al Farisi

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and Abu Darda was there. Salman al Farisi

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told him,

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eat. Abu Darda said,

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I'm fasting.

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He said, I will not eat until you

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break your fast. Now this is not Ramadan,

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this is obviously the sunnah fast or the

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Nawafil fast. He said, I will not eat

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until you break your fast and eat with

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me.

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Abu Darda broke his fast and ate with

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him.

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Then that night,

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Abu Darda started to pray, ayamulayl.

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Then Salma'u al Farisi told him, go to

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sleep.

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He said, no, no. I want to pray.

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Say, no, no. Go to sleep.

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So he went to sleep.

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Then when Abu Darda noticed he woke up,

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he noticed Salman al Farisi was about to

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sleep. He got up to pray,

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and as Salman al Farisi said, no, not

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now. Go to sleep.

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And he thought, what's going on? Anyways, he

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went to sleep. Then the last 3rd of

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the night, Salman

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told him, alright, let's get up and let's

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pray together. And they prayed together.

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Abu del Dad didn't like that very much.

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Now he's at my house and he's telling

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me all these things, alright? So he went

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to the prophet salam and he complained.

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And the prophet salam said, what your brother

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Salma Al Farisi said to you is correct.

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Your deen

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has Allah has a right over you, your

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body has a right over you, your family

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has a right over you.

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So what this shows that they were brothers

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in Islam,

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they would correct each

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other, they would remind each other of goodness,

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and they would because their main focus was

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what? To please Allah Ta'ala,

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And for everyone to be in Jannah together.

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That is what the focus was.

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And not only that, I remember a cousin

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of mine,

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I visited his house,

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and so he was sitting there, his dad

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was there,

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and and his grandfather was there, they were

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all together.

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And the father would say something

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about Islam and then the son

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was correcting his father in a very respectful

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way. He was correcting him.

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And I was a bit shocked, like, in

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front of all of us, he's correcting his

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father. Okay? I thought maybe later on, he

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will sit with his dad and tell him,

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but no. Then another day, we were sitting

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together,

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so his father was correcting the grandfather, so

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his father

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in a very respectful manner. And, I thought,

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man,

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you know, in public to correct someone it's

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quite difficult. But very respectful. So I asked

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my cousin.

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I'm like, you know, how come you guys

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correct each other in front of everyone? Don't

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don't doesn't your dad get a bit upset

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or angry with you? He said, you know,

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a few months ago, we all sat down.

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My family, my parents, family, and my grandparents,

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we all sat down. And we made a

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pact, we made an agreement

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that we are going to live in this

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life to please Allah only. To please Allah.

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That's it. No matter what happens.

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So if one person does something wrong, we're

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gonna correct each other, no matter who it

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is. In a respectful manner, in a proper

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way. And I love that about it because

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I couldn't dare to correct my father or

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my grandfather in public. But if it means

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to correct someone

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so that others can listen and hear and

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nothing else gets there's no negative impact then

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why not? Because we are all Muslims.

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So this is so important

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the establishment

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of any society,

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the establishment of any institution

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if it doesn't have 2 things, if it

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doesn't have La ilaha illallah,

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that firm belief, that firm iman,

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that strong connection

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with Allah Ta'ala and that we are

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not united then there will be no success.

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There'll be no success. Even a small town

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like Madinah would be ruined

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when it first started. But those are the

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two things the prophet established

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and made it firm

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no matter what happens.

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So therefore, in any, your own home, within

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your own family members, in this school that

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we have, in any businesses that you may

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have,

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number one thing is everything must be established

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to please Allah ta'ala.

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That's it. Nothing else would matter.

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Please Allah Ta'ala, 1st and foremost. Follow that

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vision.

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And secondly,

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we need to keep united.

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Never disunite amongst each other. Because if we

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do, there'll be no success.

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The whole thing will tumble down no matter

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how sophisticated our building may look like. It

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will not matter.

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So we need to keep united, we need

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to keep it strong, and correct each other

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in a respectful manner.

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Very respectful manner. So that insha'Allah we can

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all succeed in this life. We ask Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala to forgive all of our

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sins, we ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to

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keep us united, We ask Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala

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to continue the success of our school. We

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ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to increase our

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love between each other, we ask Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala for us to learn, to

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understand, acknowledge our mistakes, and to forgive one

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give us all jannatul fid, those

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give us all jannatul fid, those