40 by 40 – On Intentions

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All right, just fill out 100 louder volume and Selena homopolymer barik ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali Oh savage rain Welcome everyone I hope you're doing good I hope you're healthy and I hope you're happy.

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So welcome to this new 40 by 40 series by Shahada Hakeem quick, this is a weekly series in sha Allah hotel that we're going to be holding as a on a live stream on the chef's Facebook. I'm just going to wait until a couple of moments until we invite other people in Sharla to come in to join us. I'd like to ask you all those of you who have joined us 100 enough to go ahead and to share this video before we begin inshallah it's going to be quite beneficial. We had the introduction to the series last week. Um, go ahead and share it with people tag people who are going to be benefited in sha Allah from this year and what we'll do is we'll bring on the chef inshallah as soon as we reach a

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good number to have

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at this time as you're on here as well, I would like to ask you to go ahead and comment as well in sha Allah, Allah on where you're joining us from I'd love to hear where you're coming from chavala Hakeem quick has 100 out of a good following from all over the place. He has visited more than 60 countries throughout his dour career 100 live abroad living and this is an amazing thing. So I'd like to know where you're following us from where you're listening from.

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I'm going to go ahead and bring the sheet.

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Again, you can go ahead and begin to shut off

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Bismillah r Rahmani Raheem hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Salle are willing will occur in Nabina Muhammad and while the alihi wa sahbihi wa baddeck was sung all praise the due to Allah, Lord of the world's peace and blessings be always showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and upon his family, his companions and all those who call to his way and implement his Sunnah to the day of judgment as to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our friends, to our colleagues, to those who are tuning in from around the world. I begin with the greeting words of the righteous salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah

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Alhamdulillah. It is again a great opportunity to be with you here in this ongoing series. And by the mercy of Allah, the series is beginning in the blessed month of Ramadan.

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And this is an added benefit for us because Muslims are in probably one of the best conditions that we could be in in this world.

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We are abstaining for Allah subhanaw taala we are doing m sac and that is a type of abstinence. So, in a sense we are in an angelic mode. And while we are in this angelic mode, it is easier for us to reflect upon the revelation upon the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala upon the example of Muhammad SAW seldom and not be caught up in the life of this world.

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So, this 40 by 40 series is intended not to be a lecture type of relationship,

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but to really share information with you to share this information to get your feedback. And at certain points, we will have questions and answers and more interactions and it might change up as we go along. Because the intention is to make it ongoing, I may not be in my home, I may be outside, I may be flying on a plane, I may be riding on a camel, I may be on a mountaintop. But inshallah, if we have the capability.

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I want to continue this series, so that we can get the great 40 lessons that come from our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sal Salaam, before we reach the age of 40. That's especially for younger people, and those who have passed 40 years old. This is a chance for us to now enrich the rest of our lives after the age of decision in a sense, because 40 years is that age of wisdom, it's the age of prophethood.

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And we need to be fortified with the revelation fortified with the guidance of the last prophet peace and blessings be upon him. And especially in the world that we are living in today. Because we recognize and especially in the month of Ramadan, when we're fasting when we're in the world, but not of the world,

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we can more easily see

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that the present world is one that is based upon the desires of people. It is not necessarily based upon what is good for the environment, what is good for animal life or insect life, or plant life. But it is based upon human greed. And what is good for people monopolies, consumption.

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And because of this desire based economy and lifestyle, we are suffering in a way that we have never seen before.

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And as the years go by, and even months and days, we are seeing tremendous changes.

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The earth is upside down.

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And I just recently looked at a report that came out of the northern part of Pakistan. And I was looking at the glacier areas because the glaciers there in the northern part of Pakistan are some of the largest glaciers in the world. And so this part of the Himalayan chain, that that feeds the Indus Valley and feeds, much of South Asia with water is actually drying up.

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And so this is having a devastating effect on the people of the North. And it will Well yeah, the Billa make the countries in Southeast Asia become our deserts. If the water stops to flow from the north.

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We are seeing now earthquakes, tornadoes, we are seeing the heat coming from the sun going through our ozone layer.

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We are seeing the rise of pandemics, the rise of viruses, it is like the body is of the natural world is throwing back at us. In the same way that when we become sick, our body throws out pass and we get a fever, the body of the planet is sick, and so it is throwing off. And that poison that it is throwing off is affecting human life. Not just in one part of the world, but all over the planet.

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And this pandemic is causing human beings to stay inside here in Canada and in Ontario, where I'm speaking to you from it is a strange condition to the point where they are locking people down and considering to question people as to why you are outside. What is your address? What is your intentions?

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This reminds me of the years that I lived in South Africa and the memories that South African Muslims and South African people had of the apartheid system where the apartheid, racist government would question people, if they saw a person of color in a white area, in an area outside of their localities, they would question that, why are you walking? Let me see your passbook? What is your address. And so this is coming to pass now right in front of us. And this is going to have a drastic change in our morality, in our very lifestyle.

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It's going to affect everything that we do. And so people are now stuck in cyberspace. And what is coming over cyberspace is, is increasing the immortality our world based upon pornographic images. And if we look at our lives, and our families, and many people can look back 30 4050 years and realize that even in that short period of time, the morality has drastically changed the modesty of people, the lifestyle,

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the relationships, how we deal with the youth, how we deal with elderly people, all of these aspects are being drastically changed. We are endangered as a species.

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Racism is coming to light, people are becoming more and more angry and nervous with each other, based upon ethnicity, based upon not

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what you do, not your piety, but based upon the color of your skin, or based upon your language, or in some cases, your passport. And so this is causing people to clash with each other. For the simple reasons. people dying in the United States being gunned down for trivia being gunned down just because they are driving in a car. And they are black person or they are a Latino person

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gunned down because they come from the First Nations

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deprived of medicine deprived of benefit. And so this is a strange world.

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And it is a crisis for the whole of humanity.

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The billions of people living on Earth, if we don't get ourselves together, and wake up something really apocalyptic is waiting for us right around the corner.

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And Muslims are right in the middle of this. And we thought for a long time because we have the core and because we have the Sunnah, because we have the best example. We have beautiful families and a beautiful history that were saved, we don't have to do anything. The reality is something different, that this mass of over 1.6 billion Muslims, all throughout the planet, with a strong younger generation with strong natural resources, has to now make a change. And a lot told us very clearly in the law Hello, are you ready you Roma becoming hotter. You hate Omar B and forcing him Allah will not change the condition of a people

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until they change that which is in themselves. It's an internal change. It's going to start from the inside, and then work towards the outside.

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And this is the essence of 40 by 40.

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This is the essence of the great lessons. And it came about from traveling in the land in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe, the Middle East, interacting with Muslims looking at the society studying the histories and realizing that in every part of the world, we are in crucial need of Islamic revival.

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Yeah, Islamic touch deed, to renew our faith to resuscitate to come alive. And when we speak about touch deed we are not talking about reform. Air reform is where you change what you're doing to meet the standards of the world that you're living in. But a revival is to maintain your principles, but to bring them alive in a relevant way. Based

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on where you live, and then the time period that you're living in.

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And so, yeah, Islam is everywhere that I went, seeing Muslims in the Arab world,

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in Asia,

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in Africa, all over the African continent, in Europe,

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all over the Americas, on the islands of the Caribbean,

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the islands throughout the world, we realize that Muslims, in many cases are a stagnant force. They are walking around with the name Achmed, or the name Zainab. But are they living the life of ultimate? are they living that prophetic Serato monster team based life? Or are they caught up in the desires of this world?

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This is the essence of the lessons of 40 by 40. But we need to understand this medicine.

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Because this medicine, when it is not associated with reality, with what we are living in right now, it will be useless to us. But when it is connected to our life, connected to what we are actually involved in on the ground, then it becomes something that we can act upon. And this is the age of action.

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So this is information for transformation.

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It's not information for information sake, but in order to bring about the change, to gain that pleasure of Allah azzawajal that maybe Allah would be merciful upon us to bring about

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the major changes that we need in our lives, and in the world that we are living in today. And so as a basis of this set of discussions and interactions, we have the 40 Hadith, of Islamic revival, and this 40 hadith of Islamic revival

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arbaeen fil a here al Islami, it is not the 40 hadith of Imam and Norwich. Although, of course, Mr. nawawi has influenced all of the scholars of the Alexandre jamaah to out the world.

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And these 40 lessons gained on the ground, to the experiences of Muslims have been put into the format of Imam annovi. So the concept of El arbaeen.

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This is a concept used by many scholars throughout history in order to put into a structure, important lessons dealing with important issues. This issue I believe, of touch deed or revival is fundamental. It is a crucial issue for everything to change. We want our economic life to change. We want our political life to change. We want our social life to change. There has to be a revival. And Allah azza wa jal blessed us over the century centuries, by giving us this touch deed. And the prophets Allah has told us Allah Razzi called the codon mujaddid, at the head of every century, or generation, there would be a revival, or revive as there will be a revival of the faith, a renewal

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of the faith. And that is part of the reason why people don't read about Muslims in the history books and say, Oh, they were very powerful people in their times, but they no longer exist. The difference between us and the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Chinese, the ancient Indian societies, the ancient European societies, is that we can revive, we can come back, and we are so much in need to come back today.

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This is the bottom line.

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We have everything in place. And we need to make the move.

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So Hadeeth number one in this series

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40 by 40

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that we would memorize understand how arbaeen public arbaeen

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that we would memorize and understand them before we reach 40 or if we've reached 40.

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We will go back and enrich ourself and continue on in the 50s 60s 70s 80s and 90s

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and so EMA naui rahima Hello

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The great scholar from Syria,

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he began this in a very important way.

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And that is with the discussion around intentions. Why are we Muslims? How can we revive ourselves?

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And in this light, he mama No, we brought the hadith of Omar Bella hartog rhodiola one

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and this is the tradition that comes in different formats. And the format that I brought you in is the one which is reported in Bukhari and Muslim and that is saying that the province of Salah said in the mal mal have been yet we're in namale equilibrium Manoa for men cannot hedger to who Allah dunya you Cebu Ha. Oh mo attenion ki hoo ha. For hegira to who Illa Maharaja doclet. Now you have heard another form that is saying in the mouth, Atma Lubin, yet we're in the maliko labeling and Manoa for mankind his editorial Allah He was solely for ahijah to ilala he was solely then it will continue. woman cannot headed to Illa dunya you see boho Umbra Tanya and ke ha ha ha ha dato Yella

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this tradition is central to our 40. And the Prophet said, Surely your actions are based on intentions and surely every person will receive and get what he intends. So whoever has migrated to achieve a worldly goal or in order to get married to a woman, then his migration will be exactly for what he intends. This Nia is an is central.

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And as the Prophet told us and other traditions, if your intention is for Allah, if that's why you're Muslim,

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then you will gain the pleasure of Allah.

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But if your intention is for something else, if your intention is to migrate, to get married, you want to be Muslim. You want to practice Islam. You want to have that name. So you can get a beautiful Muslim woman or a handsome Muslim man. Or if your intention is for the dunya for the life of this world for material things, then that's the most that you're going to get. So the NEA is essential to the point where he mama Shafi you or him or her law said that the NEA is thought of lol It is it is a third of knowledge it is this Hadeeth is like a third of knowledge.

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Because

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the Nia enters into our quality mama Shafi over 70 areas of feck

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70 different areas of Islamic jurisprudence and our lifestyle. The Nia is essential that if we don't have the right intention, then we're doing something else. If we don't intend for Ramadan,

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then we're just hungry. If we don't do it for Allah subhanaw taala and Imam Shafi in many schools, they actually said say your intention, but the majority said you intend inside of yourself. Because the process alum said the place of the Nia is your heart. Again, that's the internal Muslim. And so the near the intention is coming from inside and then working outside. That is the basis of what we are doing. And that is so important. In a world that is pouncing upon Muslims. Why do we think the Chinese Communist Party

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are imprisoning Muslims the Uighur Muslims, over a million in concentration camps? Why the people have been living there for 1000s of years? What is different about them? What is in their lifestyle? While the Chinese would say this mass genocide and concentration camps that it is re education?

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Why would they call Islam a disease because it is not a disease it is a cure for their disease, because within their disease is the eating of pork, which is the main cuisine in their country.

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Most of them don't eat pork, within their lifestyle

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is a godless way of looking at the world. worshipping material things worshiping progress and not connecting it to the Creator of the heavens of the earth. We got Muslims and other and the Muslims of the world. We do it for Allah remember in the mouth at Malou been yet you

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deeds are based on your intentions within their lifestyle is the worship of progress production. Muslim do not worship production. We want to work we want to be involved and we love to, to, to eat from what our hands have toiled upon. But that's not the basis of our life.

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Why would France now be trying to impose upon their society that's supposed to be based on freedom and equality? That young girls, if you're under 18, you can't wear a headscarf? I'm not talking about niqab. You can't even put a scarf on your head if you're a young girl until you're 18 years old.

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Why would they do that? Why would they stop a young girl from wanting to be a moral person for having higher modesty?

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When you look at their society, you realize what is it to be French.

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The age of contempt of consent in France for sexual relationship is 15.

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So 15 years old is the age of consent, the 15 year old girl has the right to have sexual relations with anybody.

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But up until 18 years old, you can't even put a scarf on your head. Why?

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What it is what it is to be French. And when you look at what they're both real boasting culturally is, it's not freedom and liberty and equality. Because they're enslaving their people. They're sucking the resources out of Muslim countries, they have committed genocide. It is that lacs type of culture, the immoral culture,

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taking off your clothes, breaking all mores and all types of religions. Being a secular, a baseless person, and thinking that you're above everybody else. So Muslims come along with a strong belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so we see the reaction.

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We don't need to react to their actions.

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But we need to be proactive.

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And that is to make our full intention for Allah subhanaw taala. And if we came to the west, if we left our Muslim countries, in order to live in the West, if you are living in the West, in order to have your lights on 24 hours a day, you're water running, and that's a good thing. To have your grocery stores stocked with groceries. And that's a good thing. But if that's the only reason why you came. Then as the Hadid said if you want the dunya that's what you'll get a stocked refrigerator. But you're not going to get the help of Allah subhanaw taala.

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If your intention is to come to the Western countries, because you want a blonde woman, you want a tall blonde, as you have seen in the movies, if that's your intention, that's all you're going to get if you get it because you probably won't get it.

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And so the intention is critical. And that is the beginning of our road. That is the first step as we move along

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the lessons of arbaeen the 40 great lessons that we want the youth to absorb and to understand before they reach the age of 40.

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And if we who are above 40 haven't haven't taken it in it not too late. Taking the lessons, revive Islam within our lives, revive Islam within our communities, revive Islam within the world, and maybe inshallah, we can see light at the end of the tunnel of darkness, we can see the mercy of Allah and when things get dark remember at night and the darkest, then the dawn comes and so even though we are locked down, remember that the door to Allah is wide open.

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And since we are beginning our series in Ramadan, remember there is Baba rayyan there is the door which is opened in paradise for the fasting people.

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And so we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would would bless us with this fast. We pray that Allah would help us to be continued to fast at different times all throughout the year. We pray that the spirit of Ramadan will become our spirit

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All throughout the year, and we pray that Allah azza wa jal would give us the knowledge that we need Elman nafeesa would give us beneficial knowledge that will help us to be Muslim. In reality, our lifestyle, not just the name, but to be people who have submitted to the Creator of the heavens and the earth. I leave you with these thoughts. And I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you were after that webinar, and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi lie or better cat