Lecture – Where Is The Love

Abdullah Hakeem


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The importance of finding oneself in a situation where everyone is suffering is discussed, including the negative impact of Muslims on society and their faith in Allah. The speakers also address issues such as racism and racism faced by women, including struggles with family members and the need for forgiveness. They stress the importance of building love, unity, and unity in order to strengthen one's love and avoid mistakes. The speakers also touch on the use of "ver marriage" in the context of sexual misogyny and emphasize the need for forgiveness and acceptance of Islam in society.

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Over the last minute shaytani R rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam, ala Sleeman. Kathira

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rubbish roughly sultry voice certainly Emery. Well, hello, look, that's a melissani yokocho only a mother.

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My dear brothers and sisters, salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa taala.

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We praise Him, we seek His help, and we ask for his forgiveness. We send our salutations upon the Beloved Prophet Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family and his friends. We should all praise and thank Allah subhanahu wa taala for allowing us all to be here in this beautiful Masjid. We have just performed the salah Tula Aisha in Jana, this is a great Yama a great blessing from Allah. And now we are here trying to gain some Islamic knowledge. So may Allah subhanahu wa taala reward each and every one of you. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala gather all of us, like we are gathered here but in Jana to fit a dose I mean,

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today, the topic that I have chosen to speak about is where's the love?

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And some of you may wonder what this topic is about? Because it's a very generic topic. Is it about love between husband and wife? Is it about brotherhood? Is it about unity? You know, is it about love amongst our society? What is it about

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Subhanallah I chose this topic. Because we are now living in a society where it's all about me.

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It's all about me, the focus is on the individual self.

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And the focus of the community is gone. Unfortunately, I want to become rich,

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I want to become wealthy, I want to become a millionaire, I want to have a beautiful house, I want to have a nice car to drive, I want to be I want to have the most beautiful wife, beautiful spouse, it's all about me.

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And that love for your brother, that love for your sister, that love for the community, a slowly sliding away.

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Because of that focus, it's all about me.

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And when we look at that Subhanallah when we start to focus on the individual self, you will start to realize that is the cause of the downfall of the Muslims today.

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Because when you look at when Islam was or the Muslims were strong, they were the the rulers of the world. It was because they looked after each other. They had that love, they had that strength that had that unity that had that brotherhood.

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And because of looking after each other, no one could defeat the Muslims. Nobody.

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If you look around the world today, unfortunately, the sad reality is that a lot of our Muslim brothers and sisters are suffering.

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They're going through a lot of trials. A lot of issues a lot of problems death, killing. Whoa.

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And sometimes we may ask the question, why is this happening? The answers could be well, it's the enemies fault. They are doing this to us. And yes, of course I mean, the enemy is doing things to us. But is that the only issue? Is that the only problem I

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have we ever seen

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ourselves in our hearts? Can we do something to change our self before we look elsewhere? Before we look at our enemy? You see Allah subhanahu wa taala he said in Allah La you her you know maybe Omen Hattah you her Euro, maybe unforeseen. Allah subhanho wa taala. He said that he will not change the situation of the people until they change what is within themselves.

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So Allah subhanahu wa taala has clearly identified if you want your situation to become better, then you need to look in your heart. Look into yourself. What can I do to make

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This situation better? How can I fix myself? Before you point fingers at others, three fingers are pointed back at you, what can I do to fix myself to make my situation better and the situation of the Muslim ummah better?

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You know, when you look at the example of the Battle of battle,

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you know a lot of Subhanallah you learn so many lessons from this battle. In the Battle of better how many Muslims fought in that battle? You can help me

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And were they soldiers, not all of them were soldiers. Some of them have never fought before.

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And they were versing the machinery cool of Macker that were 1000 strong.

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They were from the army. They fought battles. If you ask anybody 313

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who hardly has an experience versus 1000 strong, you will logically think these guys, the 300 and fated have no chance.

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But what made the Muslims victorious? It was their faith in Allah. It was the love of Allah and His messenger. It was a love for each other. That brotherhood, that sincere faith, that unity, no one could break them.

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And they were victorious because of that.

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But what happened in the Battle of offered

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in the Battle of offered, the Muslims we know we're winning. They're winning the battle.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam chose 50 arches to be on a hill.

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And the Prophet told them commanded them do not leave this hill. Even if you see birds eating from our flesh, do not leave that until we give you the signal until we give you the order.

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But you see what happened to those arches to majority of them.

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Rather than the thoughts of the community, the Muslims who needed them there, they start to think of themselves. What happened. They saw the beauty of wool. They saw everything on the ground. And some of the Muslims were picking that up. So these arches, they said, Hey, we're proud of them. We also did something. So we want to go and pick up our prize. They started to think of themselves, they forgot their brothers. And because of that majority of majority of them left the hill. And we know what happened with holiday Do you believe coming around that hill sandwiching, the Muslims. And so many of the Sahaba has passed away that though, one tiny mistake, because of a selfish reason, which

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Allah Tala forgave them. They asked for forgiveness, Allah forgave them, mistakes happen. But for that reason, they weren't defeated.

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So you see how it all works. If you have that strength, that unity, that brotherhood, that love, nothing will be able to shake us.

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And recently,

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I've gone through a lot of, or I've been dealing with a lot of issues within the community, where a few brothers have come up to me, they've told me some of the issues they're going through married couples have come up to me and told them told me their issues, which is normal, it happens. But have you noticed it on the rise?

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Divorce is on the rise.

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Blood, relatives are breaking apart more often these days.

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It's happening SubhanAllah. I'm going to give you some examples of that.

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One example is

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there were two brothers.

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And the father was a very rich businessman. He had a business. And the father wanted his sons to take over the business, both of them.

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The younger one,

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he had other ideas. He had other desires in terms of business and work. And he told his father that I wanted to do something else. He had other interests. So his father said no problem. You can you can do that. That's not not an issue. The older brother, he took over the business. And the older brother became very successful.

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He actually turned the business into more of a profit making business where he made more money for the company and for himself. So much so that within a few years, he was able to earn enough for himself in these youngsters in their 20s He was able to earn enough for himself that he bought himself a beautiful house and he bought a beautiful car. Whereas his younger brother, he went on his own way

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And he wasn't as successful.

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He didn't have a beautiful car, he was renting a beautiful house he was renting. And he had an ordinary car.

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So the younger brother felt a bit jealous. felt a bit of a hatred against his brother. You know, he's so successful, and I'm not. So what did the younger brother start to do? The younger brother started contacting the clients of his older brother

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and started to badmouth his older brother to the clients. So much so that those clients pulled away.

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Now the older brother found out about it. Now imagine what's gonna happen. Anger, hatred, animosity, jealousy from the younger brother, so much so that it's been 10 years now. And they don't talk to each other.

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Blood, brothers, they don't talk to each other.

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And they forget the Hadith of the Prophet Allah Allah Salam, when he said, Leia, hello, Jana, Cartier, Rahim, he will net not enter Paradise, the one who breaks the ties of kinship.

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We forget these, these Hadith in the ayat of the Quran. When it comes to our heart.

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Another example that was mentioned by a a chef, where there was a woman, she invited her neighbor over for a meal, maybe for dinner.

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And the neighbor came over, they had a nice meal, they talked to each other. They laughed a bit. They had a conversation that the neighbor left. That night, that woman was speaking to her husband, about her neighbor.

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And she was backbiting about her neighbor. She was saying, Man, this lady is such a two faced person.

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Little did she know, her daughter was listening.

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So the next time the neighbor came over,

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the daughter was staring at her face, looking at a young young girl looking at the neighbor's face. So the day boss, you know what, how can you look at me like that? So she said, Oh, my mom said you have two faces. I'm trying to see where you have two faces. I can't see it.

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And that moment, was the moment where neighbors fell apart.

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Neighbors. And we know the status of neighbors in Islam.

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Another example,

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where I was giving a talk on marriage.

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And after that talk, a sister came to ask me a question. She didn't want to ask in front of everybody. She thought maybe other people know her. So she came up to me later to ask me a question. She said, Look, I've been married for two years.

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And I'm having a very hard time. So I said, What's the issue? She said, that I live with my in laws. I live with my husband, and we live without with my animals. And my mother in law treats me worse than you would treat an animal.

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She treats me like a slave.

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And she said that my husband is always on the side of his mother. He never listens to me. He never hears my cry.

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And I'm not asking for a lot. I'm just asking for some of my rights.

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But the husband is not listening.

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And subhanAllah I tried to give her some Islamic advice. But then I said that the best person to give advice to you is advice to is your husband and your mother in law who are not here, unfortunately.

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But I gave her some advice. You know, two years later, she emailed me and she said, unfortunately we got a divorce.

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It didn't work out.

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So just because of a little ego, just because of a little hatred, a little jealousy. You see the the mothers is they find it very hard for parents, they find it very difficult to let go of their children, especially mothers who that sounds very difficult when they see another woman in the life of their child of their son, cooking for him maybe doing things for him. A mother gets a bit jealous.

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And that jealousy could break that marriage apart, which in this case it happened.

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Another example of racism.

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I share that I know.

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A shake that I know. And this has happened in another country so you don't have to think or guess which chef it was. But Subhanallah a chef that I know. He had a brilliant idea of dour, a brilliant idea.

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And he decided to go to the chef's that organization

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Should they had in the country.

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And he proposed, you know, his his data and how he wanted to run this and he wanted, you know, their support, because they were the leaders.

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So the machetes, they heard this now all of those mistakes. You heard this, they were from a certain race.

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And the share who's proposing this dow form was from another race.

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And by Allah, the shakes, they sat together, this machete sat together, and they said, look, it's a great ID. But we can't give him the lead because he's from that race. What are the people gonna think?

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These are the Imams.

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They are supposed to be our leaders. If they can't fix themselves, then who are we? How can we fix the ummah? How can we fix ourselves? That's a form of racism that is happening within the OMA of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, where is that love? If we can fix these issues, these small petty issues, but in the sight of Allah the huge, then how can we gain victory? How can we run the world?

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These are some of the things that we need to think about. So how can we bring that love back?

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How can we strengthen our love, our unity, our brotherhood?

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Inshallah we'll go through the aisles of Serato gerat Because in Surah, Tulfo gerat, Allah subhanahu wa taala gives us the problem and the solution.

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What are some of the problems that happened in the society? And what are its solutions? Allah Allah beautifully, lays it down for us. We just need to read, understand and apply.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he said, in Surah 200 verse number 10. In meno wanna ICWA for us, we Holbein

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what type Allah Allah Allah come to her moon.

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Allah subhanahu wa taala and he said that believers indeed the believers are nothing but brothers.

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Then nothing else but brothers. For us, Nico Bina away. So try to make mens between brothers. What tequila and have tucked away in Allah subhanho wa taala. So that so that you may receive mercy of Allah.

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The Sahaba is understood this verse so well, they understood the meaning of brotherhood.

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And one of the greatest examples to give about this verse is the story of Abdul Rahman enough. And Saudi Arabia.

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We know when the Prophet SAW Salem, with the MaHA Joon when they migrated from Mecca to Medina, they left everything behind. Some of them left their family behind. Some of them left all of their wealth behind, they left everything behind. So when they migrated, they had nothing. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the first things he didn't establish the message, then he established brotherhood. He made it such when he asked a brother, a Sahaba, from Medina, to be the brother of someone from Makkah. Now back then he would have been a different country. Right? Now we call a different city.

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So a brother from one city, to become the brother of the other city look after each other.

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Now, what did Saudi Arabia What did he do? This is amazing.

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He calls up the rough man even oath.

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And he said to him, brother,

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this is my wealth, this house that you can see the money that I have, this is what I have. And he said, I will give you half of my wealth. You may take half. I want you to think about this for a moment. Imagine all of your assets, your car, your house, the money that you have money in your bank, let's say all up, it's a million dollars.

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Imagine if you were put in this situation, try to think, would you give up $500,000 to someone, it's very difficult. It's very, very difficult. It's even difficult to give 100,000 oil because you start thinking, What can I do with that? 100 I can probably buy another house. I'll put a deposit on this. I put a deposit on that you start thinking about you yourself, are we only forget about others around us. But Saudi Arabia didn't hesitate. This is half of my wealth. This is my wealth you may take off. And not only that, he said I have two wives.

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And you may pick one of them.

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And of course, with the permission, I will divorce her and marry her to you. He was willing to share his family.

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You can't do that. Very difficult. But he was willing to do that.

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Because he understood brotherhood. They just became Muslim, but they understood what the prophet meant by the Hua.

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Abdul Rahman even if he said Jazak Allahu Allah, may Allah reward you. May Allah bless your wealth and your family. All I want from you is Toby with a marketplaces. And sha Allah will make my mind. I went up the rough man even house was one of the wealthiest Sahabas SubhanAllah. But that's brotherhood.

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Not only that, let's look at another story. This is amazing. In the Battle of Yarmouk, which was against the Romans.

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They were three men. They were dying to on that deathbed. They were on the ground. They were about to become martyrs. One of them was a crema in Abuja, and he may be Nobita. As we know, he was the enemy of Islam.

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He fought against the Muslims. But he said that since I fought against the Muslims, and now that he's become a Muslim, I want to fight full the Muslims. So he went into that battle. The other person was selama, even half even he shall, and the other one was,

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the other one was a Yash.

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So the cousin of selama. He was in that war, and he noticed his cousin Salama, was on the ground. He was dying.

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And the cousin of Solana had just a few droplets of water left. That's it. That's all he had. So he saw his cousin, and he went up to him to give him water. Now you're, you're thirsty. You've been fighting a very bloody battle. People are dying all around you.

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Of course, you want to take that water and drink but Salama, saw a crema lying a little further away. And he said to his cousin, it crema is over there, he needs water more than me. Take the water to him.

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So the cousin of Sonoma went to a creamer.

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And as a creamer was about to take the water. He heard a moaning on the side a bit far away. And that was a yesh he was also dying.

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It could ever say take the water over there, he needs it more than me.

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So Salama or the cousin of Salama, took the water there. And by the time he reached a Yash, you should have your loved one passed away.

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So he came back to a crema to give the water to a crema. A crema passed away. And then he went back to his cousin Salama Salem apostolic.

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They are dying yet that love that brotherhood. At that moment they were thinking about Abraham Subhanallah where are we today? How far are we from that love of our brothers. So here,

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Allah subhanahu wa taala and he tells us in normal

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for us little by Navajo AECOM, fix the issues between the brothers. If there's problems sorted out, quickly go be that person to sort it out for the sake of Allah. Some of us are scared. Well, like you know what, we don't want to get to the middle of this. Let's not try to fix it. Otherwise, that guy is going to hate me and know, if you do it for the sake of Allah, no one's gonna hate you. Your intentions are pure.

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Fix the situation quickly. Because we know that hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when brothers when they don't talk to each other for three days or more, and they have this hatred, and they die upon that. Then they will enter Jannah

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fix the situation of the brothers, Lana come to Ramon, so that you may receive that Mercy of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. We all want the Mercy of Allah, don't we? But yet we don't want to fix the situation of ourselves without brothers.

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Then Allah subhanahu wa taala He says,

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Yeah, you have Latina Iman? La Yes. Harpo Moomin Coleman Arsa. And Yoko Ono hiraman

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Wallah Nissan minister in Assam.

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Allah subhanahu wa taala. He says, Oh, you who has believed he's talking to them, you know, the believers. He said, Do not let a group of you get together and mock another group. No, let a group of women get together and mock another group of women because they may be better than you. The one you're putting down may be better in the sight of Allah subhanho wa taala. And you're getting together and you're teasing them. You're mocking them, you're putting them down.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly identifies that he tells us don't do that, you know, sometimes even in the workplace, at school for children, they get together in groups. They make their own little group amongst their friends, amongst the employees, you know, and they look at another group and they put them down

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and look at what they're doing. They start teasing them and start putting them down. How do you think the other person feels? We forget that

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And we think we're more superior to them. Whereas we forget that they may be more superior in the sight of Allah subhanahu wa taala

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Allah subhanahu wa taala he continues and says, Well, let me sell me in the same as Ramadan, while I tell me zoo and Fusa Comala and others will be lowcarb Allah subhanahu wa taala he says, Do not defame each other, and do not mock each other or call each other by evil nicknames. You know, in another verse, and we know this Surah Surah Hamza? Well, Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, when you do liquidly houmas That illumines we know this, we know this surah Allah subhanahu wa taala. He says, Woe to those who mock each other through expression. That's the meaning of Homosassa and Lomasa, mock each other through your words. What do I mean by expression?

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Now imagine if I'm sitting with a group of my friends, and all of a sudden a person walks by that I don't like, let's say he's a little bit chubby. And I decide to you know, make, make my friends laugh. And I look at him. And I look at my friends and I point and I say, when I do that expression, but he's, he's fat, he's struggling. I don't say that. I just do that expression. Allah subhanahu wa taala says, Woe to those who do that way. Lully Cooley who Meza and then a Lomasa. You know, the meaning of Wale, the alumni, they say there's two meanings to this one. It's the curse of Allah subhana water.

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Imagine being cursed by Allah, we can't imagine what's going to happen to us. And another meaning of that is it is a place of Johanna. It's a place in Ghana.

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So Allah Tala is saying placing Jahannam to that person, or the curse of Allah be upon that person who mocks others through the expression through their gesture, and those who mock others through their words. Subhanallah How many times do we mock others? We forget that love we break it immediately. And that person feels bad about. So Allah subhanaw taala tells us Do not insult them do not say any type of nicknames that are bad, that are evil. The Prophet SAW Salem when he migrated from Mecca to Medina. He was calling upon a Sahaba, who lived in Medina by a nickname. And he was known for that nickname you see in Medina, or amongst the Arabs back then even today, they had

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nicknames. And it could have been because people know them, of them having an interest in a certain thing. Or, you know, they did something in the past in which that name just stuck. And I'm sure that you have nicknames for your own children as well, maybe something they did, and that name just stuck, right that happens. So some people had that name, Abu Huraira for example. He was the father of cats. He had cattle around him. Right? I will back out of the Allah one. You know, he took care of the young camels, and he loved it. So they called him up a buck. Right? So people were known for a certain nickname. So the Prophet SAW Selim called a companion who lived in Medina by a certain

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nickname, but what are the Sahaba is he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said Yasuda, Allah, he doesn't really like that nickname. He doesn't like that, that name. But people call him that. And the Prophet SAW, Selim immediately stopped. And through that this verse was revealed Subhanallah do not call each other by evil nicknames bit so this will Suzuko battle, imagine how evil it is, by calling someone a name that is bad, that is evil, after they have believed in Allah subhanaw taala.

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Let me give you an example. So that we understand our family,

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your parents, your wife, your children, try to imagine you're going out with them somewhere. And someone from the road is now insulting your mother for no reason, calling her some evil names. Mocking your wife. It's hard to imagine that right? Mocking your wife in the shopping center. She wore a hijab and and he's mocking her. What are you going to do? You're going to sit and listen to it. Now. Some of you may take action. Some of you may retaliate by saying something, some of you may take matters in your own hand, right?

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Imagine now mocking the servants of Allah.

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Allah Allah says beat salisu by the EMA, how evil it is mocking someone who believed in me who has emerged in me. He is my servant. And you're mocking my servant. You're teasing my servant. Now imagine how Allah Allah will retaliate against the person mocking.

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So we need to think about these things. From Allah Mia tube for Allah a government volley moon and whoever

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does not repent than they are from the volume. They are from the wrong dose. So Allah Allah is giving us a way to turn back. You need to ask forgiveness from Allah, you need to make Toba to Allah subhanho wa taala. And again, we have examples of that. One of the greatest examples that we can see is from the story of Abu Bakr, Al Rifai and believin robber.

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Now we know Bill Ali Bin robber, he was at the senior

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he was dark skinned

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and he was a slave.

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And later on when Abu Bakr the Longhorn when he bought him and gave him his freedom, he became as we know he was a Muslim.

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And he is now equal to everyone. All Muslims are equal in the sight of Allah.

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Now in Medina, these companions that were waiting for the Prophet to come, they were in the masjid

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Cebu, sabudana refer he was speaking. And he, he gave some comments, he mentioned something from his own opinion. And beloved Ben roba. He's he spoke as well sort of against in a polite manner, sort of against a Buddha Listen,

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when they were having a discussion,

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so I got a bit upset. And the Buddha he said, even you, you have to soda. Oh, you son of a black woman, even you are going into me even you are saying things against

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me. Imagine now if you in that position, you may retaliate. You may say something back, but below the Allahu Allah He got upset. But he didn't retaliate. He went to the messenger of allah sallallahu sallam, and he complained to the prophets of Allah, Allah center, what was said to him. The Prophet was so upset. And he called the Buddha really funny. And he said, Did you say this?

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He said, Yes, sir. So Allah,

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he said, you still have ignorance in your heart. What's the matter with you?

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So Buddha, Lucifer immediately acknowledged his mistake. Immediately. It wasn't like, oh, it's alright. You know, I'll go talk to him. I know. Immediately he went to the marketplace. Where did Bill algos looking for biller? Where did he go? He found below in the marketplace. And he went straight up to biller. In front of biller he put his head on the ground.

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He put his head his face on the ground. And he told me that he's holding his leg yeah below.

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Put your feet on my head.

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Put your feet on my head, because you are the honored one. And I am the lowly one.

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For I said something

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which was harmful. You are the honored one. Oh, Bill.

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Now what do you think, Bill?

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Did you look at the other people this was in front of people say look at the other people and say look, look at him. He's coming back. He's calling back for forgiveness. No. Biragi Allah when he immediately started to cry, picked up a Buddha he thought he embraced him, hugged him, and forgive him.

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That's brotherhood. That's love. That's muhabba Can we do that today?

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Can we in public, go to the person we said something to and ask for forgiveness? Very difficult, because your honor is at stake. Right? Very, very difficult. Subhanallah but they were fearful of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they knew the meaning of brotherhood. Yes, they made mistakes. We are the children of Adam, we do make mistakes. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that the children of Adam They make mistake they commit sins, but the best of sinners are those who repent. We need to immediately when we realize our mistake, immediately reply immediately go and repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask forgiveness to those whom you hurt

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the prophets of Allah Allah subhanaw taala continues and he says, Yeah, you have Lavina Armand ag attorney boo Kathira Mina Vaughn, in Bhagavan. May.

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Allah subhanahu wa taala he says, Oh, you who believe, avoid suspicion. For indeed some suspicions are sinful.

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Some suspicions are sinful. And we know In another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Yakumo Vaughn for in the vulnerable Hadith, beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. It's the worst. So, in this verse, Allah Allah is telling us do not spy on each other do not have suspicions about each other. You know, Ali Radi Allahu wa and he said, that give 70 reasons for your brother for doing something before you put them down. Give 70 excuses to your brother. Before you find a fault in them.

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You know, a quick story to women. They were invited to a wedding. They went to a wedding, and they were good friends, but it happens

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anytime in a while.

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So one of the ladies saw this woman, and she said salaam, but the other woman didn't really speak much. Her head was down the whole wedding. She didn't really speak to anyone. So this other lady, she thought, What do I do? Why isn't she speaking to me?

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You know, there must be some issue. There must be some some problems. But she thought that that lady does want to speak to her.

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And she goes home and talks to her husband about it, that I'm not going to talk to her anymore. She's not speaking to me. I'm not going to speak to her anymore. What am I going to go talk to her now I'm going to give her a call. So she started blaming her. little does she know that that other lady, she was going through a divorce.

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And now she's going to a wedding and all those memories are coming back to her. You see, things can happen. But you don't realize it. give excuses to your brother to your sister, before you fought them. And you want you shouldn't be able to vote them. There might be some reasons, some underlying issues that you don't know about Subhanallah if we understood this, we will follow it properly. If Nila hits Allah, then Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, Well, as I just said, so I do not spy on each other. Do not try to go and find faults on someone. You know, when we make a mistake, we commit a sin. And a brother comes and says, Hey, listen, I noticed that you did this. I'm just letting you

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know in sha Allah, that you know what you did was wrong. And, you know, I'm only telling you for the sake of Allah. And I don't want you to commit sin in sha Allah. So maybe you can stop that. And maybe you can do this in sha Allah. Right? It's trying to correct you. How do you feel when? What? This guy's trying to correct me? What does he think he is?

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I'm going to look at what he does now. Let's find a fault in him. So you start spying on him? You start looking for anything wrong that he does. And one thing you find there we go. Go to him. Hey, guys, listen.

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You did this haram like what's wrong with you? You shouldn't be doing that. It's haram, you should be doing this. And you feel good about yourself. Your intentions were completely wrong. Then you started spying on your brother. You started looking for his faults. When maybe sincerely he came to you to correct you. And maybe through that you could have attained paradise. Just maybe you change your way and through your brother's help you could have been admitted into paradise. But your intentions became wrong. What I just said so do not spy on each other while you're out or bow to combat or one of the biggest problems in the society today. And do not back bite about each other.

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Do not talk about your brother behind their back.

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Or you hate but I had to come to the law mercy Mason. So Carrie to move would you like to eat the flesh of your dead brother? You would hate it.

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What taco Allah have Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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You know, there's a story

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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he he met a man and this man was his name was Mary's

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Mary's came up to him and he said to him Jada Sutala I committed Zina

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is saying Republic. I committed Zina. The Prophet looked at him and said, Go away. Deal with it just go away.

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He came back he said Azula committed Zina.

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The prophesy him nice go away. Five times. Go away. You lost forgiveness from Allah don't come and tell people about it.

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And the nice came again Yasuda committed Zina,

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and the Prophet hasn't looked at him. Did you commit Zina? Yes. Yeah rasool Allah.

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The Prophet asks, Do you even know what Xena is? He's want to give you an excuses. The Prophet SAW Salem is trying to give them excuses, they can leave and you gotta ask forgiveness from Allah don't publicize your sin.

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What do you do you understand? He said, Yes, yeah. Rasool Allah. It's what a husband does with his wife.

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The Prophet SAW Selim, he still asked him a few questions, just to divert him a little bit, but no, the Prophet asked him, Okay, what do you want from this? He said, Yeah, Rasulullah I want to be purified. I want to be purified from the sin.

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So he's publicized it now people know about. So the Prophet SAW Selim said, Do you know what that is? It's a punishment of being stoned to death. He was he was married, and he committed Zina, so the punishment is being stoned to death.

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He said Yara salah, I'm happy to take that I want to be forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala. So because he publicize it, the Prophet SAW Selim had to order him to be stoned to death. So he was placed into a

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position and then the Sahaba started to stone him. And it was such excruciating pain that he started to run away.

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And the other Sahabas had to grab him and put him back because that's the punishment now until he passed away.

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Now the Prophet SAW Selim was was walking after a while, after maybe a few months or a few years he was he was going on a journey or he was walking somewhere with other companions with him.

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And behind me, you heard two companions talking to each other and they were talking about Maris the city remember mais how he was, you know, running away when will stoning him? You know, we will stoning him like like a dog.

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You know, they will speaking like that. The Prophet SAW said, I was so angry, so upset. He didn't say anything. Then they continued walking and the Prophet saw on the street, there was a dead donkey.

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The Prophet SAW Selim was said, where are those two men who said such and such a nice? So they came. The Prophet SAW Selim, he told him, go in eat the meat of this dead donkey.

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Don't eat it.

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And then it's a hub as they said, Dr. Salah forgive us. But can we eat the meat of a donkey?

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The Prophet SAW Selim, he said to them, what you said about your brother Mize is worse than you eating the flesh of this dead donkey. For indeed Mary's is in paradise, swimming in the rivers of Paradise. Allah Allah forgive you.

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If we can't even speak about the dead who may have done something wrong.

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Imagine those who are alive when the heart is still beating and they can ask forgiveness from Allah later on. We forget about these stories. And we put so many people down Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us from a lava tube. So like almost only moon what Takala in Allah Azza wa Rahim, Allah subhanahu wa taala and he says, that fear Allah subhanahu wata and I have talked about in Allah subhanho wa Taala for he indeed is the one who forgives and he is merciful. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you oneness. In salah, connect to me, Zachary. What's your Anelka I'm sure Ruben Wakaba Illa Lita Allahu in a chroma coma in the law here at Kagome. In Allah Halima Allah

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subhanahu wa taala. He says, Oh mankind, we have created you from a male and a female. And I've made you into different nations and tribes, different nationalities, different backgrounds, different color, different languages. Why? So that you may recognize each other, you may learn from each other, you may build that relationship with one another. You have something to talk about. And the most honored amongst you in the sight of Allah is the one with the most Taqwa. It doesn't matter what background you're from no

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biller or the Allah one a great example.

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A great example an Abyssinian slaves initially,

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he was tortured, so much for believing in Allah. Boulders will put on top of him in the scorching sun. His back was being burned by the hot sand. It is stated that if it belonged to the Allah who won if he took his shirt off, there were not even a two finger span of area on his back that wasn't marked by the torture.

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He can't imagine it. He was whipped he was lashed. He was punished for number one being a slave as he was. And number two for believing in Allah.

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That Luca, Allah Tala elevated his status, he became the as dean of the Prophet. What is that?

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When they conquered Mecca, when they took control of Mecca, the most holiest place the Kaaba, the most holiest place where we face and we pray to the Prophet SAW Selim tells Vidalia Bilal climb the Kaaba and give the other

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Can you imagine that honor? A man who was an Abyssinian slave, a man who was dark skin, Allah to Allah gave him that honor. So much so the Prophet SAW Selim heard his footsteps in paradise went up to build Alia Bilal, what is it that you're doing that I heard your footsteps in paradise?

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He was so humble about it. He said he could have said the olam yomo oven. Yeah, all the prophets of salaam you might have been. But no, he said, I can't think of anything different that I'm doing. But he said Yeah, Rasulullah I make wudu and after we do I pray to the customer.

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The prophecy person said that's it. That's the reason why I heard your footsteps in paradise. Look at Allah Tala elevated he says so man Oh 30 See a Persian man from Persia. They used to look down upon the Persians because of what they used to worship.

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He came back

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Kimber Sahaba of the Prophet SAW Salem. And we all know his journey. That's another lecture on its own. He came to the Prophet SAW Salem, and the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam took his advice for a battle. Imagine that

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an entire battle, and he took the advice of salmonicida. See, he could have, I mean, people could have said, you know, you're from this country, who are you, you know, you used to do the know, the prophesy salami understood what it means to be a Muslim, the Sahaba understood what it means to be a Muslim. And he took his advice.

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So the Prophet SAW Selim, the Companions, these great human beings, they understood love with one another, they small Harbor,

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this unity, I would like to end the talk

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by giving you an example of two people.

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And I want you to think about this for a moment.

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One of them was a sinful person, such a sinful person, one narration of a woman, another narration was the story of a man, but a sinful person.

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So much so that everyone would think this person is going to Johanna.

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But he or she saw a thirsty dog

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and decided to give the dog something to drink, water to drink.

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You know, he had something in his heart, gave the dog something to drink from the world.

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That action that he did, please Allah subhanaw taala so much, that this person was forgiven and admitted into Paris. The other woman, the other person, the story of another woman

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who had cats, we know this story. She didn't feed them. At times, she used to torture these cats. And because of that, those cats died.

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And because of this, this action, Allah subhanho wa Taala was so angry over that, that she was sinful because of it, and will be admitted into Johanna.

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These are animals.

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The point of the story is these are animals. They had this the first story they had this love to see this dog who was thirsty to give it something to drink.

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And the drug the dog who some of the companions, some of this dilemma, they say the dog is not just the entire dog is not just whereas some other alumni, they say the wolf, the saliva of the dog is notches. So you wouldn't even think of helping a dog.

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But this this person helped the dog and Allah Tala forgave him. And he was admitted into Paradise

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and the category where are we with human beings? We can't even look after our own brothers and sisters. We can't if someone is suffering, that's the problem. I'm looking after myself. So now the question is, if we want

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to change the situation of our Ummah, there's so many distractions by the brothers and sisters, our youth are going through so many distractions. You know, it's all about me, how can I get rich? How can I get famous? You know, everything on social media, it's all me, me, me. I'm famous, like my, you know, like me, like my page, subscribe to me. It's all about me.

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And we forget the community.

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Just here in Sydney, Helgason brothers and sisters, you know, we're not getting along. There's fights of as little issues SubhanAllah. So it'd be in the law if we, if we learn from the stories of the companions, the verses from the Quran, and we try to fix what is within ourselves. If you have issues and problems with your family members, with your friends, with your brothers at work with anyone else in your society, fix that. Fix that and you will see how Allah Allah fixes the situation of the ummah. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to forgive us, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to make us understand the importance of love of muhabba We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us understand

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who we're brotherhood, and we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to, to join us together in this world and the afro, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to give victory to the Muslims. We ask Allah to ease the suffering of the Muslims all around the world, in many, many places around the world and Muslims are suffering we ask Allah to ease their suffering. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to gather all of us, like we are gathered here but in general for those who just come Allah Subhan Allah we have this panic a lot more behind the Chateau La ilaha illa and Estelle Furukawa to be like Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh