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Living Islam #07

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Abdullah Hakim Quick

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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala sale or wherever Arkadin Nabina, Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi, adamant about our appraisal due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and peace and blessings be showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the master of the first and the last, and his family, his companions and all those who call it his way, and establish his Sunnah to the Day of Judgment. salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa better cat.

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And welcome to the second part of our course, the practical guidelines for protecting our Islam in today's crisis. And no doubt, the crises in the world do not seem to be decreasing, as we've entered into the year 2021. But it seems in a sense to be increasing. And it is moving us toward a critical mass as a world and also as a Muslim ummah. And so it is important for us to be very practical and honest with each other. When we look at our situation, and the way forward.

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Previously, we looked at some of the challenges facing Muslims. And there are many challenges, but I wanted to focus on some real issues that on the ground, are facing our youth and facing our community. The issue of atheism has come to the surface. In the past 20 years or so.

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Before there was a debate between Islam and Christianity, now the people are coming forward, and literally attacking Islam are the atheists who believe in no God. And this concept has been masked in what is called secular humanism. And that is that human beings can go wherever they want to do whatever they want. And those of you who may have lived in the age of Star Trek, and many of the

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science fiction programs, Star Trek was a spaceship launch from Earth that traveled around the universe. And no matter where they went,

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they never mentioned the word God, they always spoke about the fact that we as human beings, we go wherever we want to go.

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And this is secular humanism, in the sense that the human being is the bottom line. It is a type of polite way to erase the Creator. We also found that one of the big issues under the surface that may not be so clear, on the top is the loss of traditional values. This is happening to people all around the world, that the younger generation is more geared towards what they see on their cell phones and on the television, the new values, secular values that are being spread throughout the planet.

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Of course, losing traditional values for Muslims, is his death. Because the Quran and the Sunnah are this is the basis of our lifestyle, and our lifestyle affects everything that we do. Because for us, there's no real separation between the secular and the sacred. It's like a circle.

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The next area that we recognized was the fact that Muslims are being driven into urban areas, and they are being driven there because of a type of Islamophobia.

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That is

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stocking the land in many parts of the world, but also forced migration. And so because of the wars that are happening, and the droughts and the famines, Muslims are being driven out of their own countries, but we would call Darla slump.

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And they would go to the go into other lands for people who do not believe in Allah, who do not have the same values. And what they're finding is Islamophobia. Because those traditional enemies, those traditional rivals are still the same.

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They may have taken a new form in the 21st century, but fundamentally, they are the slave is the same. So the illogical fear

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and paranoia about Muslims is is hitting our community, especially in the Western world, where we are seeking sanctuary. We also found out that in the new sanctuaries and even in our own countries now

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illegal substance abuse. This is a reality like never before. Drugs, and alcohol, which is drugs in liquid form, is spread around the earth. And it is made to seem as though it is a past time. It is made to seem by the new culture, that when you're in trouble, take a drink. If you need, ease your pain, take a smoke. And so the illegal substances are being sort of given as a alternative to the remembrance of Allah and the tobacco to dependence on the Creator. This is creating mental health issues. And we can never forget the damage that's being done to our minds, especially the younger generation. Mental health is a very serious challenge within our community. And stemming also from

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the problems we are facing as juvenile delinquency.

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Many of the young adults are just going outside of the boundaries of their families, and the boundaries of their faith, and the society is turning against them. We're finding even in Toronto that was known to be a very peaceful place relative to New York and Chicago and Detroit. Now there is gun violence, almost daily, we're finding fighting and violence going on in the streets of the Greater Toronto Area. To add to this is the COVID-19.

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This pandemic has put us in a type of isolation, where we are literally in a sense, imprisoned within our homes within our bubble, which in many cases is our family. And this isolation is very traumatic. For many people. It could be a blessing in disguise if it is used properly. But for the most part, it's not because we are social people. And it's a real test, when you are forced to isolate.

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The isolation is causing depression. And this depression is one of the worst of the mental issues that we are facing and we can never forget this struggle.

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We looked at the writings of different scholars one of them that we were looking at in detail to see the Amazon book, and he will reduce you have a dean Abdullah bass, Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Isa alafasy, Albert Lucy, known as a rock was a great scholar who was born on Thursday, and that is 28th A Mohan 1426. So that's like 600 years ago. His mother died in the Saturday and his father on the following Tuesday. So he was an orphan. And it was his grand mother malvani al Fatiha, a scholar who took care of him and gave him that teaching training the tarbiyah that he needed in order to be able to sit with the Halima. 10 people of education will tell you that it is your early

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years that to a great extent will determine how you function in your later years. And for many people this is Muslim, or women's month in terms of women's scholarship and, and women rights. And this here is a great Islamic scholar. His his grandmother was the base of his knowledge.

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But Siri Akhmad Rahim Allah was given that title and that's why we have gone to him that he was more testable. orlimar will only that he evaluated and controlled the scholars and the surface. So he would compel the scholars to be more spiritual. That is sincerity. They need to check their hearts. They have memorized core and they've memorized aqeedah and fit, but they got it they have to check their hearts, what is inside of them. He also would go to the people of the soul of those who claimed to be dealing with sn, the spiritual part of Islam, to bring them into the limits of the Sharia when they were drifting off. And it is reported that near the end of his life, he felt fear

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for his followers. And so we laid down for them five foundations of the spiritual path. And his deep piercing mind

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is relevant not only to his people, but it's relevant to us today. And in line with the Sunnah, with the great orlimar of the past. He has shown us that taqwa law facility will Alinea that having the mindfulness of Allah privately and publicly is essential. It is crucial, following this adherence to the Sunnah, in word and deed, so we don't just say

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to work out sooner we live the sooner we recognize that the sooner the way of Prophet Muhammad. Peace be upon him affects everything that we do. Even our intimate life, even our business life, even our political life. So we are here to it not only in with our mouth, but without actions, in difference to the acceptance or rejection of others, whether they accept us or not, we still go forward, we do it for Allah. And that really is a foundation. Because once we have that feeling, that we're doing what we do for Allah subhanaw taala, that no matter what happens, whether the masses accept us or reject us, as long as we're right with Allah, then this is the most important

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aspect of our life,

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satisfaction with Allah in hardship, and in ease, to be satisfied a reader that we look at our difficulties, and we say, it's all good. We're satisfied, we are pleased with Allah subhanaw taala. And that is the great macom or the position of the Sahaba rhodiola, one home, one other one, that Allah was pleased with them, and they were pleased with him.

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The last aspect of our foundations is turning to Allah, in prosperity, and adversity, adversity, in prosperity and adversity. So you turn to Allah, whether you're doing well, everything's materially, everything seems to be going your way, or whether you're in difficulty.

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And generally speaking, people tend to turn to Allah

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in adversity very easily, when they get in trouble. When they're sick, they feel pain. They're about to have an operation.

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They're constantly making to her. They're asking people for their prayers. But when things go, well, the operation is over, they're back to normal. They have money and material in front of them, in many cases, they forget a loss upon time.

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So a foundation of our spiritual path. Our sn

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is that no matter what the situation is, we turn to the Creator.

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And turning to the Creator

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is, in a sense, the very essence of submission to Allah.

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And Prophet Muhammad, sal solemn was reported to have said, it will be set on the Day of Resurrection, all those who gave praise abundantly stand,

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a battle will be raised for them, and they will enter Paradise was asked, Who are those who prays abundantly, and he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who thank Allah in every condition.

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Those are the ones who praise Allah, abundantly.

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And so those who have sugar, they have gratitude for the Creator. And gratitude is a very important quality.

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It's, it's it's so important that we will see it is really the foundation of our value a relationship with the Creator is one of those extremely important qualities that for many, appears to be hidden. People think Shaco mean is to say, you know, shukran you know, you take somebody with your tongue, but there is more to sugar.

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And the great word of mouth like your mama ghazali Rahim Allah, in his ear, he or Luma Dean has shown us that the reality of sugar,

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there is the knowledge reality,

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then sugar becomes a state of being.

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And that should give you the ability to take action. So the three parts of this gratitude, people tend to think that it's just on the tongue. But first, it's the knowledge to be really thankful for the creator of the Creator means that we should have knowledge and believe in that knowledge that Allah has power over our things.

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That reality, that

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knowledge that comes from the core, and that comes from the experiences in our life. That comes from the lives of the great prophets and the great scholars and the righteous ones who have lived reflection upon this

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The more we reflect is the more we see the reality. Even when we look at nature, and realize that ultimately allows the Creator, even though human beings are doing a lot of things with their head, are they able to create from nothingness? No, human beings manipulate what is already in the creation. And so the knowledge is the basis of gratitude. If a person does not have knowledge, or is rejecting the knowledge of the Creator, that a lot has power over all things, then they can't really be be thankful, because they might think it's based upon the dollar, or it's based upon their prime minister or their president. Or it's based upon their father or their mother, but not the Creator,

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who ultimately has the last word.

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And that type of gratitude that knowledge really is the basis of tawheed. That wonders when we're saying that ilaha illAllah, that there is no ILA there is no power, there is no authority, there is no god except Allah.

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That's the essence of it is that knowledge. Secondly,

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that knowledge when it comes into the body of the person and the life of the person, it helps him or her develop a type of state, it's a howl. It's a condition. It's a state of gratitude, which is a type of happiness.

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That's due to the blessings of Allah.

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And that person sees things, whether it's a benefit, or whether it's harm, it's a test, as the person we studied, before, that this story of the man who, whenever anything happened, he said, it's all good. It's all from the Creator.

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And so when how befell him and his family, he said, it's all good. And that harm eventually saved him and his family, in the same way that sometimes pain and suffering saves us from something else.

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And so it develops a type of condition, or a type of state, where the person can even be tested, with pain with loss, and still say, it's all good.

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I remember when

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a family suffered a great loss in a fire. And some of my Somali friends came. And they said that the Somali people, they have faced a lot of suffering, that whenever our house broke down, and a person's property was destroyed, they say, what about sadaqa?

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That charity is compulsory. Now that person you got to give back. In other words, you're under a test now. So realize that. So even though this difficulty came, realize that everything ultimately is from Allah subhanaw taala. And that condition,

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will shape how a person will function and coming from that

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other deeds, and so the deeds of shook the deeds of gratitude is that the person will use the NEMA, they will use the comforts and the blessings that they got from Allah, for ta for obedience, they will not use their blessings for disobedience.

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And the great well about these great orlimar took it more took a deeper than just, you got a little bit of money, or a little bit of wealth and you give back No, they said, If Allah gave you ice gave you the ability to see, then you should use it. For the obedience to Allah, if you're using your eyes, to look at things that you're not supposed to look at, then you don't have the gratitude.

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If you're using your ears, to listen to things that you're not supposed to listen to, and you do it willingly, then you don't have sugar at that moment in time. And so whatever blessings that you have, whatever nehama and comforts were given, then we should give it back to Allah subhanaw taala by following the ways developed by Prophet Muhammad, sal Sal of the Sunnah, how to give back within society, starting with our families. And so with these three areas, then the person would be beloved by Allah subhanaw taala

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gratitude, and this is a deep thought,

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that gratitude itself and I'm saying these things because this is the bottom

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This is under the surface. These are not just those issues that you know are on the outside wearing clothes, or how you how you talk, this is what's inside of us. And this is going to be the bottom line, whether we survive, or we don't survive in the crisis that the world is getting today. And so gratitude, I want to take you to a deep level that the scholars have gone to that patients when you have patients, you have patients because of an issue. There's something happening, you're sick, you need patients, you have Zod, you have abstinence, you abstain, because of the test of the higher to Daniela life of this world, you have a house, you have fear, because it protects you from things

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that can harm you in this life and the hereafter. But gratitude, in a sense is above all of these issues. How is that possible?

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Because in Jenna,

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and I pray that we can enter the paradise in Jenna, you don't have to have patience. You don't have to have fear.

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You don't have to have abstinence, but the basis of the relationship to how the condition we will be in is been expressed in the court and what aka the DAO, and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. And the last of their prayers will be all praises for Allah, Lord of the worlds. And so in that state of sublime peace.

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There is shocker. There is gratitude that the people in paradise will be constantly saying and feeling 100 Isla here up below me, that is the highest state that we can be.

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And so gratitude is very important concept. It's a very important condition.

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The opposite of that.

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One of the opposites, is Hassan.

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And that is envy and jealousy.

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And I want to take from the teachings of Chekhov's man Dan fodio. rahimullah,

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the great West African scholar considered regedit

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of the 17th 18th century in that part of the world.

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I want to take from him because many of our students and teachers are not familiar with African scholars. Today I was discussing with imaams a number of issues and one of them brought up. Can we hear more from African scholars because we don't hear much from them. We hear about scholars from the Middle East, scholars from Asia. But we don't hear much from African scholars. In the same way we don't hear much from scholars in Chechnya and Dagestan. Nor do we hear much from scholars in Malaysia, or Indonesia. But African scholars now this is one of the greatest in West African history check with man den folio.

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He has a book called masala Deen.

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And in this he was bringing the basic foundations for the masses of the people in his area of house or land, a huge area 1000s of square miles. And he spoke about

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how to purify the heart from hasit. Because the bottom line is the heart, as the prophet SAW, Selim said, there is a lump of flesh. If it goes right, the whole body is right. If it is corrupted, the whole body is corrupted. And that is the hat.

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And there are certain dangers to the hat that we have to be aware of. And this issue of hazard, I believe, is one of the most dangerous elements to destroy our hearts. And it's reached the point where it's it's actually crept into the pop culture of the younger generation. This envy and jealousy comes out in a lot of different ways. Because envy is really an account of the blessings that are given to somebody else.

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The brother has a new vehicle. Ali pulls up in front of the masjid with a new Lamborghini. He has a new pair of shoes. It's usually something material, you know, from males. for females. It could also be material too, but many times a child, Zainab is blessed with a new baby. How do people feel

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if you want something like that, if you'd like to drive that Lamborghini? Like kiss, but you're okay with him having it that's not acid. That's Lipitor.

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It's still dangerous, but it's not an

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In the evil area,

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but if you hate the fact that Zeynep has that baby,

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you hate it, and you want that baby to go away. And this is where it can get into like real the evil eye are really bad feelings. This is hassert. And this is a poison.

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This has crept into the youth culture. Because many times the young people today don't judge each other, based upon our character, or our thoughts that they judge each other based on materials. So how does the person look physically?

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What type of shoes, what type of car they drive it,

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what type of boyfriend or girlfriend,

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what type of cell phone and so material things that when you don't have it, many people that this this corrosive feeling starts to destroy their hearts, right from the inside. And we need a cure to this.

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Because hasard in a sense, is a type of prison

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that we're literally

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controlled by the hazard. And the profits are seldom said iaca well hazard for internal hazard. Koolhaas unnati. Come on tackle another hotta. Beware of envy and jealousy, it will destroy your good deeds, like a fire eats up firewood. So just think about this firewood thrown into the fire burnt away.

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The person goes to hatch and come back but they're jealous of other people. There have just burnt up all the good hustle that they've fast in Ramadan. And as soon as the fast thing is over, they start looking around at other people, they start getting envious. It's burnt up.

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How sad is a dangerous thing.

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And we need to be able to study it and understand what it is really about. Chicago man Dan fodio Rahim Allah brought some very practical solutions. And again, we have the knowledge cure, and the action cure. So the knowledge cure in this case, is based on a few points. And that is number one, to recognize that Hassan is harmful to you. It will harmful you and me in our Deen our religion

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and in the world.

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So it's going to Ruby ruin in me all my husband that is going to destroy my slump. And it can also physically harm me in this world. And that's the first thing we need to understand. The same way that we would avoid eating certain foods, or doing certain actions, got to realize the danger to our personality and to our faith. Because Hassan doesn't really harm. The Massoud, it doesn't really harm the one who's envy. It's the Hassett it's the one whose deeds will be burned up, that's the one who has jealousy will say the NVR.

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But the envy person basically does not get harmed by that. Maybe if the person does something physically to that person, then but that's not the envy that's doing it. It's what they literally do by poisoning their food, even if they give the evil eye and that's something that people are afraid of. But really, that the evil eye will not affect anybody. unless Allah wills and that then it becomes like a type of test upon the individual. And so

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that has sat itself. And we have to realize that how sad

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it actually makes you angry with the decree of Allah.

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Because the fact that Ali has that Lamborghini and he pulls up in front of the masjid, that's the will of Allah that He got it.

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The fact that she has the baby, that is the decree of Allah azza wa jal. So when you hate that, you hate the decree of Allah. And I never forget being in Cape Town with one of the elders. And we were driving along and people in the Muslim community in South Africa, many of them were doing very well. After apartheid was lifted. They were in the best position to benefit from the change in government, and the scholarships and the investment. So Muslim did very well. So we were driving around and we looked in the Muslim community, and they were BMWs, and Mercedes and I said,

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upon Allah, you know, to my brother, I'm Alana Holly. And he said to me, don't be fooled.

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Most of those people, they don't own that BMW, the bank owns it. So don't be fooled, right, but what you see in front of you, because you don't know whether that's a blessing or not. And those who lived in the Arab world, I knew a sister who lived in debate in the Emirates years ago, when the Emirates 50 years ago, or 60 years ago was sleepy town ports in this Gulf area, the best you could do if you were a pearl diver or you owned boats,

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you can get wealth, but people live very simple life. And if you could see pictures of what it looked like,

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you will be surprised.

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But in terms of their faith, in terms of their identity, they were fairly certain who they were, and where they were coming from. Then the wealth came the oil, and suddenly you turn around. And the higher the dunya is there, the huge building so much material wealth, and you start to see people turning from their religion, turning from their manhood or their womanhood changing completely. So was the wealth a blessing?

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Or a curse? Or what is the test to see?

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how well they would actually do?

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So don't be fooled by the fact that people have wealth, realize that wealth is a test. And so the person who sees this Lamborghini that alley is driving

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should say Mashallah.

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That is what Allah willed for that person. When that baby comes, we should say Mashallah, I live with Bedouins in Medina and every time

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a sister had a baby whenever you saw a new baby, then you should say Masha a lot about a cola. You need to say immediately when you see their baby Mashallah, it is what Allah wills May Allah bless. If you didn't say that, they would think you have the evil eye.

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Okay, but the reality is, we should be saying it, because it is what Allah willed. And so there's nothing for us to be angry about, or to be cursing.

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There is also a knowledge cure.

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And seconds, man, Dan fodio Rahim Allah, He gave some deep points, he said, realize that in that knowledge cure, or this aspect of the knowledge cure, you have to recognize that you are a partner of a bliss of the shaitaan was able to be law

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and the disbelievers you're their partner now.

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Because you have accepted, you have hustled now, so so they can actually use your negativity, to destroy a person who's a believer.

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And also, you have to realize that the envia is never happy. Because as soon as they see Ali, they get really sad inside soon as they see the baby, they feel sorrow, that they don't have a baby, for their baby doesn't look like that baby. And so the Elvia even when they leave earlier, zeda they're still feeling

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that they don't have the best. They even used to say in the Western countries, the grass is always greener, and the other fellows yard, okay, this is this is how sad. So no matter what you do to you know, fix your garden in your yard, and you look at this envy will tell you know, theirs is better than mine.

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Theirs is better. So the NVR is never happy.

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And also, one of the worst forms is that if the envy is expressed through slander, and bad actions, that's one of the worst things the person can do. But actually, it's a gift

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to the person who's envied because that person who's suffering because of the slander that comes out of the mouth of the NVR, or because of the actions that they are doing, on the day of judgment, they can take back from the house or not of that person.

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So it's actually a gift. They have to have patience now to go through it, but it's actually a gift.

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Let's look at the action queue now in the action queue, and we're trying to be as practical as possible. When this negative feeling comes up, you see this material

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thing that this brother has or this sister has, well this person has, and a voice in some people comes right in their head, or a feeling comes, what can you do? What can we practically do?

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shakos man Rahim Allah said, Make yourself do the opposite of what envy tells you to do.

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So if envy is calling you to arrogance, if envy, envy is saying, so you know, be more arrogant, if they have this vehicle, that you're arrogant, that be humble at that point in time. If envy is calling you to anger, uncontrolled anger,

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then control yourself.

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If it's calling you to conceit,

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then Humble yourself to Allah subhanaw taala.

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If it if it provokes you,

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to withhold things, so it is telling you like don't give him anything, don't help that sister at all. I don't care, they have that new baby. No, I'm not going to help their family do the opposite give. This is an action cure. So whenever we feel that negative, corrosive feeling inside of our bodies, we need to struggle against it. And

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in a practical sense, I want to look at the use, because again, many things will go back to the younger generation, because they are the majority of the Muslims, and they will live in the future.

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These negative tendencies and the struggle that they're under, how can we help them to get out of the negative part of the popular culture that they are faced with the popular culture is showing them gang violence. It's showing them people struggling against each other materialist, it's even showing in movies, the heroes of the program, what you could call anti heroes. So the hero is like an evil person. But he does good at the same time. It can't be a complete good person.

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So the good person is drinking alcohol. swearing, just divorced his wife, but yet he's saving lives. So that evil corrosive thing has to be there. And bank robbers,

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liars, cheats, alcoholics, people who are breaking the laws of Allah subhanaw taala, what we need is positive peer pressure. Because what happens is the peers, which is the generation, the Friends of the teenagers are the young adults, they put pressure on you.

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And that peer pressure, it now means more to many young people than their own parents opinion. What is coming from their community, or what is coming from the court out in the sun, but positive peer pressure.

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When you have youth activities, and where you reflect upon the Sahaba companions of the Prophet SAW Selim young people, when you reflect upon this, and you actually make ways that they can express themselves as young people doing righteousness, calling to the good and forbidding evil, that's positive peer pressure. And this helps them to get out of the evil, negativity that comes from jealousy. Also, empowerment, we need to stop we need to provide for the younger generation. empowerment, not just games for them to play, skills development training, because the more skills a young person has, the more languages they speak, the more knowledge of their religion, then it gives

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them the ability to overcome the tests

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and the challenges with their being faced with today. This is crucial for the younger generation.

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And it is very serious for us in terms of ways that we need to go. And that comes into Of course, in a practical sense, alternative Islamic recreation, and entertainment.

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We still have hesitancy to support Islamic entertainment. But there has to be some way for the young people to be entertained. islamically If not, they will go to the popular culture. And unfortunately, the popular culture In the music and in the types of entertainment for the most part is being controlled by devils by people who want to take them off the path. And so we need to have balanced way of looking at this, how to provide alternative Islamic recreation and entertainment for the younger generation.

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These are practical points in looking at our situation today. And we have to remember this great advice given to us by Siri, Amazon, Oklahoma Hola. And the fact that no matter what the circumstances is that we are in whether we are benefiting from this life, whether we are under test, we turn to Allah, in all situations, we look at the positive side of the things that are striking us. And then that way, even though we're all tired, COVID-19 exhausted, we still have to look at the positive side of this test. It could be worse. It's not smallpox epidemic, it's not bubonic plague. It could be worse. So we need to have the patience to hold on and look at the positive ways to come

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out of this major test that we are in and our younger generation, is it. May Allah subhanaw taala help us and protect us and give us this ability to stay on the path in a balanced way.

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I want to open up the floor

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for any questions or comments that anybody may have.

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As we are closing off our session,

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you could write something into the q&a area. You could write something into the

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chat. And let us know if you have any questions concerning this fifth foundation from the foundations of the spiritual way given by city avonside Look what testable Allah will Olia

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floor is open for any questions that anybody may have. Concerning this final issue, as we go on in our practical solutions to the crises that we are living in today, Florida soccer.

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There's a question on the on the chat screen. Can you see it? Or do you already read it?

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Can you read it? Yes. The question is, it says what kinds of Islamic entertainment do you recommend?

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Well, you know, basically at this point in time, this is a vast area.

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And we are in the digital world. There's no doubt about that.

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But there are Muslims who are trying their best to produce movies, alternative education, you know, entertainment, like for instance

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alchemia

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just an example, which is a platform instead of Netflix, you can find movies and you can find it the tainment for the use. Jawad. jaffery has come up with Jamil and Jamila. So look that up for young young children. It's a type of entertainment for young young children.

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Also, in terms of the spoken word, there are many spoken word artists that are out there today, Muslims who are trying to hold on to the path. So we need to, to support our spoken word, you know, artists, and the programs they are doing and the movies that are going on and whatever moves that are being made. And so these forms are actually there. It's just a matter for us to to seek them out. And at least you know, we need to have a type of Islamic consciousness. So when you go into a situation, for instance, somebody will say, Okay, I like to swim, I want to go to the beach. And I can recall being last year I was in Barbados.

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During this time, I you know, in February, I was in Barbados,

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and beautiful beaches that they have. But the problem is with the beach, people take off their clothes. So myself and my wife, we were not able to go out there in the in the beach, my wife likes to get in the water. But what we realized is that after fudger, as the sun is coming up, and it's it's not cold in Barbados, at that time, pressing with us, there's very few people down in the beach, the certain sections where there's a puddle, and hardly anybody, and even for women is Islamic bathing suits. Now that they can wear but you get an area where there's nobody and then you go out there in the beach. So so you found a way to do it. Once the sun starts coming in, the people

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start showing themselves then we dry ourselves off and we leave.

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So if you have a slumber consciousness, then you can approach situations that you're in and still get some form of recreation that they use.

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I can actually be it

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now.

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Any other general questions that anybody has.

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Now there are no questions. Yeah. So hamdulillah we pray that Allah azza wa jal would accept from us all that we're doing and give us the Beth's we pray that Allah would lift this pandemic from us and bring us back out so that we can see each other and touch each other in a sense and smile without a mask on. And, you know, come back together with our brothers and sisters. I leave you with these thoughts are aka Juana and Alhamdulillah. Robin alameen. Wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh