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appraiser due to a lot of the world's and surely a lot is a friend and protector of the righteous. And I'd be a witness to Allah as one has no partners, and that Mohammed Abdullah is a servant of his last messenger, may Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to, to his family to his companions to all those qualities way and establishes sadhana, today judgment as to what follows I begin with the greeting words of the righteous Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah, we thank Allah azza wa jal

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for the breath of life. And we pray that the Lord would

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continue to allow us to be on the straight path.

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And to be Muslim, for the rest of our life inside of this world. The changes that people are going through in the world and in specific in the Muslim world, are very extreme at this point in time.

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And you may be aware of the fact that the whole environment, the whole structure of the planet, as we know, is in tremendous change. And I believe that the Lord knows best that within the next 10 years or so, we will see catastrophic changes, we will, we will see cataclysmic changes in the environment itself. In the northern countries where I'm coming from now, Canada,

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far in the north of

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the Arctic Circle is completely changed.

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The ice is melting glaciers, the size of Manhattan Island of falling into the water is rising. In Canada. Last year, we had the hottest temperatures in living memory

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was the hottest temperature and living memory.

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And the floods and hurricanes.

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The tornadoes, the drought that you had in Texas, they said it reminded them of the dustbowl days. And those who know the history of Texas know that the days of the dustbowl was when people really suffered in this region of the desert in the United States. And so the environment is going through tremendous changes the economy now the interest free economy

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is also going through major changes, because of interest and usually being depended upon as the basis to society, the promissory notes, the paper notes that don't actually equal the money in the bank. Because money originally was a promise, a merchant would travel from one city to another city, and there would be a promise of 100 pounds of gold.

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And so you would take the note from one merchant, and instead of carrying the gold with you, because there's a property robbers thieves on the way, there's another merchant who's in connected connection with the first one. And when you reach your destination, you give him the promissory note. And then he gives you the gold, so you don't have to carry us.

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And so when the notes were originally printed, it was a promise from the bank itself, that you had the equivalent in gold and silver

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behind.

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And unfortunately, because of interest, and usually, because of, you know, mass expansion, they started to print promissory notes, more notes than the gold.

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And so now it's gone totally out of control. And money rises and falls rapidly. And so because of this, it's an implosion is exploding from the inside.

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And you know, it is reaching the critical point. And we expect within the next 10 years, major recession,

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reductions some people are even talking about

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the combination of the Canadian dollar the US dollar, and the peso

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to the America that they might call it the metal

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Same way they did the experiment with the euro.

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And it's shocking those who live in Canada, I lived in both countries, the Canadian dollar is no more than the US dollar. And that is a real strange for us, because Canadian dollar is always lower than USA.

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And so what is happening now is that when this change comes about, you will see people's relationships completely different. Because economy, to a great extent is the bottom line.

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And so when you travel around the world, and you see the relationships that people have, we realize it's extremes. Its extremes, racism is on the rise.

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militant Zena phobic

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organizations are rising, they accuse Muslims of Islamophobia. We constantly are being watched. And they're talking about a new plot and a new plan a new or whatever. But the real xenophobia is the right wing extremists in the Western countries. And this person brevik, the one in Denmark,

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who killed the children, or Norway was Norway, in Norway, who killed the children there and was now on trial. When he went to the trial, he told him, I'm not crazy.

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I'm not crazy. I'm saying. He said, this is a wall. And you should try me as a walker.

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And he said, If I had chance, I'll do it again.

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That's the person you're supposed to be watching.

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That's the mentality that you should be stopping at the borders and spending all of your money on not Muslims, because we spend most of our life praying and fasting and giving a captain trying to be good people and whatnot. So it's completely out of out of whack in a sense,

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this militancy this Sina phobia is on the rise. So,

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extremes extremes and at the base of a lot of these extremes, you know, is materials

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and materialism where people are now worshipping the materials, they live from materials. This is a great challenge is a great fit. The prophet SAW Selim inauthentic It

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was reported to upset in the liquidity opa ficta will fit Natoma T. Allah, every nation has a trial and test. And the trial and test of my nation is well.

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It's well.

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And I experienced this firsthand.

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Because for 10 years, I lived in Southern African region and lived with Muslims who were

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trying to practice Islam in the most simple

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and materialistic ways in the country of South Africa, in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi,

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Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia,

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traveling to these countries and being with the Muslims, it was a normal thing to establish a Masjid in an area where this 50,000 shots, the people are living literally in 10 shots 50,000

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and no running water, no electricity.

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And we established the master data.

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And

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you could see people's lives being transformed.

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They literally run to

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the masjid was a source of life for them.

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Spiritually, materially so many different ways.

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Then after 10 years living there, I moved to the Gulf region.

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And in the Gulf region, you will see people who have so much wealth. They don't know what to do.

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They literally don't know what to do. It's the same nation. The same color, the same subject. But yeah, in one extreme, people have too much wealth over abundance. And the other side they don't have enough. And Allah azza wa jal has told us in His glorious book, what not blew up on the show they were fairly fit, what he laid out for Java, and we will test you with good and evil and you will all return to us. So Muslims are being tested with Excel.

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Dreams, constantly testing.

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And this is a fitna and a FIFA is a trial, it's a temptation. It's a great area to confusion. And we are under pressure externally. And we are under pressure internally. But for me, the most important aspect of our existence now, is it.

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Because we have to change ourselves a lot as hotel told us in Surat de la

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COVID.

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La will not change the condition of the people until they change, that

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internal change our whole conception of the dean, our way of life needs to change. It's been based on culture

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based on ego,

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based on power and control, and a completely needs to change. And I want to give this light to share with you some verses from the book of Allah subhanaw taala. Because we need to now look at the core data in a different way. In the past, in many countries, people will look at the front end, for to allow just to read. And they read it in a beautiful way. And

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in some countries, it's almost like music, how they use music here, background music,

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are they too beautiful calligraphy and put it on the walls. So it becomes a form of purification.

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And there's nothing completely wrong with that there is a beauty in the book of Allah. But you know, it came to us for another reason.

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It's supposed to be a living text, it is a

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it is a revelation revealed over 23 years. At this during this time, in living circumstances, that will also reveal the book in a way that it fit the circumstances.

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And you go back to the victim period, the higit of the Medina period. And you will see that the revelations apply to circumstances. And these circumstances, which is the acidity level we're in is the biography of the province of Southern This is is made

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as an example for all of us.

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So things that the province of Southern winter,

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you know, we can benefit from, we can benefit from the circumstances, his situation as a family man, the situation as a leader. When the Muslims were in a weakened state, we'll start acting like we are to a certain extent in the Western countries. How did they act?

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How did they act in Medina? When Allah gave them power, and authority, how would they act? Muslims need to benefit from that, especially in places like Egypt or

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Tunisia, where authority is coming into their heads. They need to go right back to the center of the sun, they need to see the court and as their roadmap

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to get suggestions for how to function. And so in this light, in this highly material situation that we are living in, we want to turn to service assura

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versus 36 to 39.

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And in this life, Allah azza wa jal tells us

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from our tea to mid chain from a top of hyah to dunya. Woman de la he Pharaoh will have called a Latina Armando Wallah bmds

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Valentina yet steady Guna caballo cavallino is a one for one, either your

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mother or the

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counselor, I'm sure our beta home woman shows up now whom you're fearful Valentina, either

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these verses are not tells us, whatever you are given

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here is the enjoyment of the life of this world. And that which is with Allah is better and more or less than it is for those who believe and put the trust in the Lord.

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Those who avoid the major sins and decencies. And when they are angry, even then, they forgive

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those who respond to the Lord and establish regular prayers, who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation, and who spend out of what We have given them for sustenance. And those who when and oppressive, wrong is inflicted on them.

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They are not cowed. But they help and they defend themselves.

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And so we get 10 principles out of this. And you could call them to a certain extent. It's like a program for survival.

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It's a survival program, and the type of materials. And I want to look at these 1010 areas, and we can even workshop these areas, we can go to great extents, because all of these areas are really important. And they affect us. And it's almost like what you know, when you're sick, when you have a certain disease, when you have diabetes, that the doctor then tells you, you know, stay away from sugar, you know, you should live a certain lifestyle exercise the doctor gives you should give you a program,

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a program of existence. So you need to change the emphasis in your life.

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If you wanted us to overcome it, your whole lifestyle changes, you begin to emphasize certain points, and de emphasize us.

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So these are habits I have found, over the years, you know, have served as a sort of program of survival in the material world. Number one.

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That is recognition of the material world to first recognize what this dunya really is.

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It's deception.

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And the process of themselves authentic it lk is my dad enough Sir, why me? powder coat? Well

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awada waterbender alloy,

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he said that lk is the intelligent person

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is the one

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who controls himself

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and works for what is after death.

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And the idiot, the fool is the one who lets himself go. And then hopes that Allah will forgive him and everything will be alright. This is a really important idea because the words he's using are really strong cases a really strong word in Arabic is really strong word. So case is an intelligent, cunning person. Clever plus, an aha is a fool.

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These are the two types. So the case is now the one who is controlling himself or herself in the life of this world. They're living in the world, but they control.

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Right, and they know that there is the Greater Life is afterwards. And if you look at the life of this world, measure the life of this world compared to the next life.

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If a person were to live 100 years, that's a long life.

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And you have 100 years on one side. And then the next life we're allowed describes it by saying, Holly Dena fee ha Avada

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they will live in that world forever.

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Do the math.

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Take eternal life.

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And 100.

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Right, take you know just just take each other like take you know trillion quadrillion go up in your you know, billions and trillions even divided by 100 into it. And when you do the math, it comes your answer is zero.

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That actually this time compared to the next time is not one of the highest Antonia ilimitado the life of this world is nothing but material deception.

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And so the first step on the road, is to recognize the trap, the trick that the shaytaan uses on people, making us think that we can live forever making us think that we can benefit

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inside of this world that we are living.

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Really we're like travelers

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and we have been given a loan, the money we have is like a loan.

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And this loan is put into our house, our risk.

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Right? And we're traveling and we're going to have to leave but the loan is going to be paid back the loan is going to go back right. So those things in the junior you have a certain amount of money to cause you know, a house here house another country, you know, a few some gold and silver, a few animals somewhere, you're not going to keep that you got to continue on your journey. So the loan is going to go back to the

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to the people of this world. And we will continue on.

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So that's the beginning of the second point is and that's the condition for benefit. How will people benefit

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From the next, the last set a lot in the life A that are up top, Linda Dina Armando Allah.

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Allah told us that what is in the next slide is better and more lasting for those who believe and depend upon the Lord. So the two qualities of the second stage is Eman and tawakkol.

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It is belief and dependence allows you

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to depend on Allah,

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we have to truly believe, which means we say we believe it or not, and we practice and we depend upon Allah, whatever the circumstances we realize, render a test, Allah is going to give us and take from us. But each person's test is tailor made for themselves

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and roll into this test.

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So those will depend upon the Lord.

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Right, really believe it depends. That is the second stage, the third stage, and it's so so interesting to see these verses

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from the end, you know, this is like medicine to us in this world. The third stage is HD now our kabocha staying away from major sins. Now if we want to have a program, like an exercise program,

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a training program, what are the things we should emphasize as Muslims? Okay, the third major sins, try to avoid major sins. There are great scholars who have done books about it. You know, the major sins, try to look at the major sins. The prophet SAW, Selim said in one authentic hadith that you should stay away from seven movie paths. He talked about several movies. And he said a shirt that was cut enough so that you help them along.

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He said that, you know, polytheism Sure. in all its forms.

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Magic.

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That's interesting magic. And magic is widespread that people go to fortune tellers. They try to put spells on each other, and you know what, not sort of magic. Right? And committing murder.

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taking people's life without justice. And this is something in the Muslim world, we will never

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be safe, never have a good society. Until we stop killing innocent people.

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This is one of the worst things happening in the Muslim world, killing innocent people just because they differ with you.

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Or because they have another position. Life doesn't need anything. That's the exact opposite of the prophet SAW someone

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who even when he knew people who would not fit him,

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he still didn't move on them.

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Because taking life is a serious thing.

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Okay, we will never have justice until we stay away from killing innocent people.

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And then the process of them said, what an excellent model your team eating interest in users.

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And this is a problem that we've fallen into. And we need to support interest free projects, interest free banking, housing cooperatives, credit unions, to try to come up with an interest in user.

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This is destroying a lot of Muslim communities and countries in the background, too, right? We have our toe here we have our Fitbit everything right, but that alone, is ruining everything.

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It's in back of us destroying everything.

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And also the process. All of that said you have a lot. He said, eating the wealth of office, eating the wealth of orphans also

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taking advantage of your weak people amongst us. And then he told us also

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running from the balance sheet

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and accusing innocent Muslim women of

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adultery and fornication and terrible actions. These are like the seven.

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So the third point from cervids assura. of the program's of survival is HTML, Allah Kabbalah

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instead of staying away from major six, point number four,

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avoid indecency and sexual immorality.

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And look at this because this is killing people in these countries. And as we discussed yesterday,

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it is a shocking bit of information that came out when they were looking at the budgets and finance and whatnot, how money is spent, and they found out that after military things, you know, in these Western countries, it's recreation.

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In recreation pornography now is is the greatest area of experts.

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They were making over $97 billion of pornography, that's in 2006. They make more than Yahoo, Google, eBay, Apple net, Netflix, all of them put together.

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This pornography,

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they destroying people's lives. And the process of them said, he left the study faster.

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If you don't have higher, if you don't have modesty and shame, do what you want to do, you capable of anything. So once they destroy that, they destroy the individual completely. So in this program of survival, we have to now avoid sexual immorality, and all the way it comes. It's coming to us now not just, you know, in nightclubs, it can come in ourselves

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on the internet,

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right, it comes in many different ways, all of us are under a test constant.

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And we have to try to avoid this. number facts.

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These are qualities we need to take into ourselves, survival in the material world, where your field, and when they are angry, even then, they forgive. When they're angry, they forgive, look at this quality, because that's one of the big problems amongst Muslims. Today is this problem, this anger that we have, and emotions, and it's misplaced emotions.

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And it will come inside of a community I saw it happen, people cannot resolve their problem. They can't agree to disagree. And suddenly the master you turn around, and it's two masters.

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And then there's four

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is like the Amiga. It's like breaking up eight.

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And if you look at some of these machines, is because of an argument between two individuals, executive committee member and the E bomb,

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right or two ethnic groups within the bastion. So they say, Okay, we'll have a large group of people and you have one for years

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or two tribes, two tribal groups, they will try their best. So anger, emotion. Now, this is saying when you're angry, forgive.

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That's when you forgive.

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Right when the anger is overcoming you.

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And that's when the Shakedown comes in. But yeah, the Buddha and you see that the Muslim countries you see that the government the government, is it one of the level of when they get angry, they said the secret police or the assembly army, they kill all

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because they're angry.

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But that even goes on individual level. The husband is angry at his wife.

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And he's not saying to lock the lock, a lock to lock it comes out of his mouth divorce like what

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not realizing how serious that is.

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So in anger, forgive

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number six. This the gentleman that

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responding to a lot is the Java is like, Kelly, my Java is a it is a it is a word that is all encompassing word is to Java respond to allow

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the child response to is

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natural. It's like innocence. Right? The mother said to this child to go there, the baby is looking at you and learning.

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So this is how we're supposed to be with the court. And

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when we get something from the book of Allah azza wa jal, the sooner we need to respond

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with try to implement it.

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Have this innocence about us? when we're dealing with our sources? Right, it's the job. So it's a different concept altogether. Instead of thinking, well, you say that, you know, okay, there's a hadith but, but still, I mean, is that what my people do?

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Is that what our village that used to do?

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Is that what my email told me to do, what the problem someone was telling you one thing, and the so called email in the last year told you another thing, who you're going to follow

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when it's right there in front of

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you put your arm out in front of the province or some even the great argument of fit.

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You know, when it came to this day back up, Mr. Malik Rahim, Allah was important to upset.

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He said, Everybody makes will make mistakes in this religion, except this man, and report pointed to the grave with the prophet SAW. All of us. We make mistakes. Right? So you don't blindly follow us? Yes, we

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After respect to Emacs, you cannot prep this fit without go into the grading box. So forget about erasing the names, you're not going to race.

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Right, because they are, you know, they are the Senate. That's our Senate.

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But the problem is now you will have people today who think that they're on the level of the grading

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of the Prophet Solomon, they're gonna tell you something, which is completely opposite to what is in the book of Allah.

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So Allah is to jump on the lap. The next point seven point is establishing press,

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to establish prisoner life, to structure our day around the press, and not the press around that day.

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Okay, that we will know. You know, we will have an idea what we're going to do for us, Alex

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and so not to be a lifestyle.

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Okay? This is really important because that keeps the connection, what are lost, what are holding on to the growth

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keeps the connection number eight, and this is a very crucial point. This will help us in our homes and our communities. Sure.

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This verse says, shoulder pain. This is

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so important, the whole chapter saying that shoulder is really important today. If there's a problem in the family, talk, talk to each other. If you cannot resolve the problem, bring in a representative of both sides. bring somebody in discuss it. Do not resort to violence in the family. Do not resort to breaking up. talk it over in the masjid. If we have a confusion. Let's have a town hall meeting.

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Bring the Java bring up the executive committee. Okay, let's face the truth.

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And if we can't solve the problem, bring in a scholar. bring in somebody who we respect has more knowledge than us and put it in front of that person in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. And let let the Quran and Sunnah decide

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and accept the decision.

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And the promises of God was recorded to have taken sure he is receiving revelation of above seven heavens. Angel Gabriel is coming to you.

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And when the

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when the Confederates were attacking Medina is huge.

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He calls Sure.

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And some manual fallacy really lovely. A Persian man, not even he can't even speak Arabic

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is a Persian man

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then stands up and said iraq country, when we were attacked by a large enemy, we build 100 up a trench. We protect ourselves with a trench

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and the process of them took his position

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it took so this is not an Arabic speaking people, not Qureshi.

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Right? He takes his position, although he's receiving revelation from above seven heavens, sure,

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for sure is really important in our families, in our community, and ultimately in our nation's. That's one of the big reasons why you see people marching in the streets and this a shop you need is part of

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the Arab world. They say that people want them dissolve that the system to come down.

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Why? No Sure.

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There's no consultation that kings and rulers, they just do what they wanted to like. They don't respect it.

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Nobody died.

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They never forget, when new models of novel unifocal

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that from the wealth that they get, they never forget to give

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the sustenance they risk. They are constantly giving.

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constantly giving it we are called upon. To give it's very impressive this community in Dallas is very impressive and how it gives, you know to Islamic centers and schools and you know that this is a great quality in this community. May Allah bless the community for the ability to continue to give because this is one of the survival qualities. That's one of the qualities we need and number 10

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that when oppression is done to them, they are not afraid.

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But they stand up and they defend themselves.

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They defend themselves. They stand up against evil things. And this is the quality the nation will have to have to stand up for our religion to stand for truth and justice. wherever it may be.

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What tilka schelotto

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Camera. These are 10 complete points. These are points of survival given by Allah subhanaw taala.

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And we pray that Allah will bless us to be able to take these qualities to put it into ourselves. The three qualities of sincerity to the

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tyrosine talathi what the Dumbo is

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the three levels beautified its presentation with

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reflect on its verses and follow its commands. It's not complete, unless we follow the commands. Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to follow these commands to put this into our lives and to help us survive in this material world.

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Stocks will not be volatile.

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Prophet SAW Selim inauthentic It

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was reported to upset in the liquidity

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will fitna to Almighty Allah,

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every nation as a trial and test. And the trial and test of my nation is well.

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It's well.

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And I experienced this firsthand.

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Because for 10 years, I lived in Southern African region and lived with Muslims who were

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trying to practice Islam in the most simple

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and materialistic ways in the country of South Africa, in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi,

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Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia,

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traveling to these countries and being with the Muslims, it was a normal thing to establish a Masjid in an area where this 50,000 shacks, the people are living literally in 10 shacks, 50,000,

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and no running water, no electricity.

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And we established the master data.

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And

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you could see people's lives being transformed.

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They literally run to the matched the masjid was a source of life for them.

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Spiritually, materially, so many different ways.

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Then after 10 years living there, I moved to the Gulf region.

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And in the Gulf region, you will see people who have so much wealth, they don't know what to do.

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They literally don't know what to do. It's the same nation, the same color, the same select, but yet in one extreme, people have too much wealth over abundance. The other side, they don't have enough. And Allah azza wa jal has told us in His glorious book, what not blew up on the shelf, they were fairly fit, what he laid out for gentlemen, and we will test you with good and evil and you will all return to us. So Muslims are being tested with extremes, constantly testing.

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And this is a fitna and a FIFA is a trial. It's a temptation. It's a great area to confusion. And we are under pressure externally. And we are under pressure internally. But for me, the most important aspect of our existence now is internal.

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Because we have to change ourselves a lot as hotel told us in Surat de la

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COVID.

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Law will not change the condition of the people until they change that

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internal change our whole conception of the dean, our way of life needs to change. It's been based on culture

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based on ego

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based on power and control, and a completely needs to change. And I want to give this light to share with you some verses from the book of Allah subhanaw taala because we need to now look at the core data in a different way in the past in many cases

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Freeze, people will look at the forehead for 10 hours, just to read. And they read it in a beautiful way. And

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in some countries, it's almost like music, or they use music here, background music.

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Or they do beautiful calligraphy and put it on the walls. So it becomes a form of purification.

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And there's nothing completely wrong with that there is a beauty in the book of Allah. But you know, it came to us for another reason.

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It's supposed to be a living text, it is a wax. It is a revelation revealed over 23 years at this during this time, in living circumstances, that allows Apollo tada that revealed the Book in a way that it fit the circumstances.

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And you go back to the meccan period, the hinges of the Medina period. And you will see that the revelations apply to circumstances. And these circumstances, which is the acidity level we're in is the biography of the province of Southern This is is made

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as an example for all event.

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So the things that the promises of the winter,

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you know, we can benefit from, we can benefit from the circumstances, his situation as a family man, the situation as a leader. When the Muslims were in a weakened state, we'll start acting like we are to a certain extent in the Western countries, how did they act?

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How did they act in Medina? When Allah gave them power, and authority, how would they act? Muslims need to benefit from the especially in places like Egypt and Tunisia, where authority is coming into the hands. They need to go right back to the center of the process and they need to see the court and as their roadmap

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to get suggestions for how to function. And so in this light, in this highly material situation that we are living in, we want to turn to service assura

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verses 36 to 39.

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And in this light, Allah azza wa jal tells us

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on your machine, for Moto G to maintain from a time of hire to dunia woman de la he failed he will have called a Latina Amano La La La,

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La La Nina yet study una caja de la

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is one either hajikko young Pharaoh, Valentina.

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behavoir con Sala, I'm sure avena home woman, now home your faithful Valentina either

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these verses are not tells us, whatever you are given

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here is the enjoyment of the life of this world. And that which is with Allah is better and more or less than it is for those who believe and put the trust in the Lord.

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Those who avoid the major sins and a decencies. And when they are angry, even then, they forgive those who respond to the Lord and establish regular prayers, who conduct their affairs by mutual consultation, and who spend out of what We have given them for sustenance. And those who when and oppressive, wrong is inflicted on them. They are not cowed. But they help and they defend themselves.

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And so we get 10 principles out of this. And you can call them to a certain extent, it's like a program for survival.

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It's a survival program, and the type of materials and I want to look at these 1010 areas, and we can even workshop these areas we can go to great extents, because all of these areas are really important. And they affect us and it's almost like what you know, when you're sick when you have a certain disease when you have diabetes, or what the doctor then tells you you know, stay away from sugar, you know, you should live a certain lifestyle exercise the doctor gives you should give you a program,

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a program of existence. So, you need to change the emphasis in your life.

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If you wanted to do it to overcome it, your whole lifestyle changes, you begin to emphasize certain points and de emphasize elements.

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So these is I have found over the years, you know have served as a sort of program of survival.

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The material world number one,

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that is recognition of the material world to first recognize what this dunya really is.

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It's deception.

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And the premises sell themselves authentic t l k is Mandela nafsa. Why minalima powdercoat? Well,

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Sahaja waterbender Allah,

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He said that lk is the intelligent person

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is the one

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who controls himself

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and works for what is after death.

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And the idiot, the fool is the one who lets himself go, and then hopes that Allah will forgive him and everything will be alright. This is a really important idea, because the words is usually are really strong cases a really strong word in Arabic is really strong word. So case is an intelligent, cunning person, clever person, and is a fool.

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These are the two types. So the case is now the one who's controlling himself or herself in the life of this world. They're living in the world, but they control.

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Right, and they know that there is the Greater Life is afterwards. And if you look at the life of this world, measure the life of this world compared to the next life.

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If a person were to live 100 years, that's a long life.

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And you have 100 years on one side, and then the next life, we're allowed describes it by saying, Holly Dena fee ha Avada

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they will live in that world forever.

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Do the math,

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take eternal life.

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And 100.

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Right, take you know just just take each other like take you know trillion quadrillion go up in your you know, billions and trillions even divided, you know, 100 into it. And when you do the math, it comes your answer is zero.

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That actually this time compared to the next time is not will hire to junior ilimitado the life of this world is nothing but material deception.

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And so the first step on the road, is to recognize the trap, the trick that the shaitaan uses on people, making us think that we can live forever making us think that we can benefit

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inside of this world that we are living.

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Really, we're like travelers

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and we have been given a loan, the money we have is like a loan.

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And this loan is put into our house, our risk.

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Right? And we're traveling, and we're going to have to leave what alone is going to be paid back, the loan is going to go back right. So those things in the junior you have certain amount of money to cause, you know, a house here a house, another country, you know, a few some gold and silver, a few animals somewhere, you're not going to keep that you got to continue on your journey. So the load is going to go back to the

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to the people of this world. And we will continue on.

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So that's the beginning of the second point is and that's the condition for benefit. How will people benefit

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from the next, the last set or not in the life failure? Or upca Linda Nina armano, Allah

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Allah told us that what is in the next slide is better and more lasting for those who believe and depend upon the Lord. So the two qualities of the second stage is imagined and to what

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it is belief and dependence are allows you.

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to depend on Allah.

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We have to truly believe which mean we say it, we believe it in our heart and we practice and we depend upon Allah, whatever the circumstances we realize, render a test. Allah is going to give us and take from us. But each person's test is tailor made for themselves

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and roll into this test.

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So those who depend upon the Lord,

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right, really believe independent, that is the second stage, the third stage, and it's so so interesting to see these verses

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from the end, you know, this is like medicine to us in this world. The third stage is HD now our kabaya staying away from you

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Just since now, if you want to have a program, like an exercise program,

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a training program, what are the things we should emphasize as Muslims? Okay, the third level major sins, try to avoid major sins. There are great scholars who have done books, about, you know, the major cities trying to look at the major cities. The prophet SAW, Selim said in one authentic idea that you should stay away from 7 million parks. He talked about several movies. And he said a shirt that was set up enough so that you have them along.

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He said that, you know, polytheism Sure. in all its forms.

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Magic.

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That's interesting magic.

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And magic is widespread that people go to fortune tellers, and they try to put spells on each other. And you know what not so magic. Right? And committing murder.

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taking people's life without justice. And this is something in the Muslim world, we will never

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be safe, never have a good society. Until we stop killing innocent people.

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This is one of the worst things happen in the world, killing innocent people just because they differ with you.

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Or because they have another position. Life doesn't mean anything. That's the exact opposite of the prophet SAW someone

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who even when he knew people would not fit in,

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he still didn't move on.

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Because taking life is a serious thing.

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Okay, we will never have justice until we stay away from killing innocent people.

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And then the process of them said, What echo river echo model your team eating interest in users.

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And this is a problem that we've fallen into. And we need to support interest free projects, interest free banking, housing cooperatives, credit unions, to try to come up with an interest in user.

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This is destroying a lot of Muslim communities and countries. It's in the background to it right? We have our toe here we have our Fitbit everything right, but that alone, is ruining everything.

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It's in back of us destroying everything.

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And also the process all of that said,

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he said, eating the wealth of office, eating the wealth of orphans also

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taking advantage of your weak people amongst us. And then he told us also

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running from the balance sheet

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and accusing innocent Muslim women of

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adultery and fornication and terrible actions. These are like the seven.

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So the third point from surds assura of the program sort of survival is HTML, a kebab.

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instead of staying away from major six, point number four,

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avoid indecency and sexual immorality. And look at this because this is killing people in these countries. And as we discussed yesterday,

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it's a shocking bit of information that came out when they were looking at the budgets and finance and whatnot, how money is spent, and they found out that after military things, you know, in these Western countries, it's recreation. And in recreation, pornography now is is the greatest area of expense.

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They were making over $97 billion dollars of pornography, that's in 2006. They make more than Yahoo, Google's eBay, Apple net, Netflix, all of them put together.

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This pornography

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they destroying people's lives. And the process of them said he left the study faster.

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If you don't have Hydra, if you don't have modesty and chin, do what you wanted to be capable of anything. So once they destroy that, they destroy the individual completely. So in this program of survival, we have to now avoid sexual immorality and all the way it comes. It's coming to us now not just, you know, in nightclubs, it can come on our cell phone,

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on the internet,

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right it comes in many different ways. All of us are under a test constant

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and we have to try to avoid this. Number five.

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These are qualities we need to take into ourselves, survival in the material world

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and when they are angry

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Even then they forgive.

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When they're angry, they forgive, look at this quality, because that's one of the big problems amongst Muslims today is this, this anger that we have, and emotions, and it's misplaced emotions.

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And it will come inside of a community, I saw it happen, people cannot resolve their problem. They can't agree to disagree. And suddenly the master you turn around, and it's two masters.

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And then this four

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is like the Amoeba. It's like breaking up eight.

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And if you look at some of these questions, is because of an argument between two individuals, executive committee member and the E bomb,

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right over two ethnic groups within the bastion. So they said, Okay, we'll have a large group of people, and you have one for yours.

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Or two tribes, to tribal groups. They were tribal.

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So anger, emotion. Now, this is saying when you're angry, forgive.

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That's when you forgive.

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Right? But the anger is overcoming you.

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And that's when the shades on comes in. But you have to do that. And you see that the Muslim countries, you see that the government that the government isn't one of the rest level of when they get angry, they send the secret police or the assembly army they kill all

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because they're angry.

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But that even goes on the individual level. The husband is angry at his wife.

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And he's not saying to lock to lock a lock to lock it comes out of his mouth divorce like what

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not realizing how serious that is.

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So in anger, forget.

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Number six, this gentleman left

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responding to a lot is the Java is like a kelemen. java it is a it is a it is a word that is all encompassing word is to Java respond to allow

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the child responds to his mother. Naturally, it's like innocence. Right? The mother said to this child to go there, and the baby is looking at you and learning.

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So this is how we're supposed to be with the enemies. When we get something from the book of Allah azza wa jal saw the process, although we need to respond

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with try to do it, implement it.

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Have this innocence about us? when we're dealing with our sources? Right? It's the job. Right? So it's a different concept altogether. Instead of thinking, well, you say that, you know, okay, there's a hadith but but still, I mean, is that what my people do?

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Is that what our village that used to do?

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Is that what my email told me to do? Well, the problem someone was telling you one thing, and the so called email in the last year told you another thing, who you're going to follow.

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When it's right there in front of

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you put your email in front of the province or something, even the great effect.

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You know, when it came to this day backup, Mr. Malik Rahim, Allah was important to upset.

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He said, Everybody makes will make mistakes in this religion, except this man. And the report pointed to the grave with the prophet SAW. All of us, we make mistakes. Right? So you don't blindly follow us? Yes, we have to respect the Imams, you cannot practice fit without going to the grading bumps. So forget about erasing the names, you're not gonna race.

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Right, because they are, you know, they understand it. That's our Senate.

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But the problem is now you will have people today who think that they're on the level of the grainy maps of the province, they're going to tell you something, which is completely opposite to what is in the book of Allah.

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So as to jump on the lap. The next point, seventh point, is establishing press

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to establish prisoner life to structure our day around the press, and not the press around that day.

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Okay, that we will know. You know, we will have an idea what we're going to do for us a lot

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and so not to be a lifestyle.

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Okay? This is really important because that keeps the connection, lost without holding on to the growth

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keeps the connection number eight, and this is a very crucial point. This will help us in our homes and our communities. Sure.

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This verse says Sherlock

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beno This is sort of to shore up. So important the whole chapters thing that sugar is really important today. If there's a problem in the family Talk, talk to each other. If you cannot resolve the problem, bring in a representative from both sides. bring somebody in discuss it. Do not resort to violence in the family. Do not resort to breaking up. talk it over in the masjid. If we have a confusion. Let's have a town hall meeting.

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Bring them Java, bring up the executive committee. Okay, let's face the truth.

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And if we can't solve the problem, bring in a scholar. bring in somebody who you know we respect that has more knowledge than us and put it in front of that person in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah. And let let the Quran and Sunnah decide

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and accept the decision.

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And the problems are solved it was reported to have taken sure he is receiving revelation of above seven heavens, angel to real this committee.

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And when the observed when the Confederates were attacking Medina is huge.

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He calls Sure.

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And some manual fallacy really lovely. A Persian man, not even he can't even speak Arabic

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is a Persian man

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then stands up and said iraq country, when we were attacked by a large enemy, we build a hand up a trench. We protect ourselves with a trench.

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And the problem seldom took his position.

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It took so man's position. This is not an Arabic speaking people, not Qureshi.

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Right? He takes his position, although he's receiving revelation from above seven house seats, sure,

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for sure is really important in our families, in our community, and ultimately in our nations. That's one of the big reasons why you see people marching in the streets in the same shop is part of

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the Arab world. They say that people want to dissolve the system to come down.

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Why no Shura?

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There's no consultation that kings and rulers, they just do what they want it. They don't respect it.

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Number nine,

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they never forget, when new models have novel unifocal

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that from the wealth that they get, they never forget to give

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the sustenance the risk, they are constantly giving.

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constantly giving it we are called upon. To give it's very impressive this community in Dallas is very impressive and how it gives on, you know, to Islamic centers and schools and you know that this is a great quality in this community. May Allah bless the community for the ability to continue to give, because this is one of the survival qualities. That's one of the qualities and number 10.

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That when oppression is done to them, they are not afraid.

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But they stand up. And they defend themselves.

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They defend themselves. They stand up against evil things. And this is the quality of the nation we'll have to have to stand up for our religion, to stand for truth and justice, wherever it may be.

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With chilka schelotto camera. These are 10 complete points. These are points of survival given by Allah subhanaw taala.

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And we pray that Allah will bless us to be able to take these qualities and put it into ourselves. The three qualities of sincerity to the

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reflect on its verses and follow its commands. It's not complete, unless we follow the commands. Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to follow these commands to put this into our lives and to help us survive in this material world.

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