How To Obtain Contentment

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There is no god

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hamdulillah lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa la ilaha illallah wa de Sala hin wa shadow under Mohammed Abdullah who was a solo optimal NBR he will more saline Allahumma salli wa sallam other Abdi kawada seleka Muhammad, Allah Allah He was happy woman da da da what two he was standing up be so nutty, Allah Yomi Dean, or Salaam Sleeman, kathira, Ahmedabad is reaching up.

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Can you hear? Can everybody hear okay?

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All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous. And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners, and that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, is a servant in his last messenger. And may Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions to all those who call to his way, when establishes sooner, to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows my beloved brothers and sisters, to our innocent children. I begin with the greeting words of the righteous as salaam alaikum, wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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And I want to bring special stems from your brothers and sisters in the cape region, in the southern part of Africa, and I want to bring also feelings of solidarity, especially in the Islamic school.

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Because Islamic education connected with the masjid, as the basis of the community is one of the most important elements of success today in the struggle that we have to survive as Muslims in this world.

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And I pray that Allah azza wa jal would make this Masjid this school successful and would increase in the number of the schools that are coming in this model. And may Allah bless the founder of the school, his family, his friends, all those colleagues who have participated in the efforts of educating the youth and developing relevant Islamic education.

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And when I say relevant Islamic education, I speak about that which gives us the success in this life and in the Hereafter. And that is the true contentment. That is the true success, that we have closeness to Allah azza wa jal in this world, and we have eternal life, inshallah, in the hereafter in the highest part of gender.

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And

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education has become so important knowledge, Elmo naffaa relevant knowledge is so important to the younger generation

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growing up in a world of contradictions and confusion,

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and the young people today who are coming into this world who see Muslims in large numbers, who go to Mecca, look at the Hajj they can see it now. On television. They see Muslims building large buildings, Burj Al Khalifa, largest building in the world. They see Muslims with the largest airports, some of the richest people, they go to the capitals and they see streets lined with gold. But at the same time, they will go to another part of the Muslim world and they will see poverty. They will see Muslims suffering under the gun.

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They will look at the situation in the Gaza and they will see Muslims surrounded

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and the world is not moving. It's a contradiction.

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And how to come to balance in the face of this contradiction. This is a great challenge for the younger generation, those who are coming into leadership.

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And so it is critical for us to try to analyze what is going on,

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to turn to our sources, to hold on to the rope of Allah azza wa jal when we are in this change that we are going through,

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and to never forget

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that for the true Muslim, it is a win win situation, either we win in this life, or we win in the hereafter.

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And I again, bring the example to you of the Muslims of the cape

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who were taken away from their homes. In the 17th century, they were brought from Java, from Malaysia,

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from parts of southern India, from the East African coastline. They were taken by the Dutch into the cape region.

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And they were made slaves and they were political prisoners. And from amongst these people, was a great scholar, Chef usif, from Mikasa in Indonesia, who had resisted the Dutch colonial presence for 20 years, and a deal was made and he left and he was taken to the cake. And even though he was a political prisoner, he established a madressa. He left a chain of information or chain of knowledge leading back to the Prophet Sal saga.

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And as I mentioned, in an earlier session, and I want to reflect upon this, especially in strain that we are trying to seek ideas of contentment in this world and in the Hereafter, that insert two units and verse 62 and 63, that the cape Muslims in chains, getting up in the middle of the night, praying to the Lord,

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in a state of slavery, colonialism, apartheid, which separated people based on their color and their religion. They would constantly read our ooh Billahi min ash shaytani regime. Allah in the Olia Allah, Lafon la him. What are homie?

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Allah Xena amanu What can we attack on? La homegirl Bushra Phil hayati dunya wolfville ophira. Laptop de la Li Kelly met in LA Delica who will fizzle out de they will constantly read behold, verily, on the friends of Allah, there is no nothing to fear nor shall they grief. They are those who believe and constantly guard against evil.

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For them are glad tidings in the life of this world and in the hereafter.

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There is no changing the words of Allah for this is the great success. And so this divine revelation in the Arabic language gives us a key formula for success in this world. And in the hereafter. In the Olia Allah homophone la him without whom he has no.

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And the scholars have shown us that this means there is nothing left how often are they him, they have nothing to fear in this world presently.

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And they have nothing to fear in the future while they're home alone, and they have nothing to be sad about nothing to grieve about,

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for what has gone before.

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And so this formula that allows the Potala has given to a showing us that this is a bush raw, it is a bush raw, because in it, it is showing us that to be from the Olia of Allah to be a person who is a friend of Allah, Who is protected by Allah, Who is given a special nourishment from the Creator. It is something that all of us can do.

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It is not a secret society.

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It is not something passed on by the blood. Allah said, Allah Dena amanu What can we attack on those who believe and they have Taqwa? Allah, how what Raja that they fear Allah azza wa jal that they hope in the mercy of Allah Subhana they surround themselves with the consciousness of Allah. And so they practice Islam not only in the masjid, outside

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The master not only around Muslim leaders and friends, but they practice their Islam even around non Muslims.

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They practice their Deen not only in Islamic programs but when they are at work, when they are at school, when they are at the seaside, when they are in a mountain anywhere they are.

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They realize that there is one

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who has divine knowledge. There is one who is closer to us than our juggler

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that Allah subhanaw taala knows all that we do in the secret and in the open. And so with this consciousness of the Creator,

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they have nothing to be afraid of.

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And they have nothing to be sad about that they suffered. Yes, we went through our oppression, we lost the falafel. In Turkey, we do not have a felipa we lost power in this world.

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We lost our palaces. We have the beautiful Andalusia. We had Cordoba and Granada.

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We have Baghdad which was the most beautiful city on Earth, with millions of books, but we have nothing to be sad about because all power and all authority rests with Allah subhanaw taala. And if we accept this, if we say cuddle Allah, wa Masha, Allah,

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that Allah subhanaw taala He willed what will happen to this oma and whatever he wants, it will come to pass. And there is a reason for the pain.

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There is a reason for suffering. And I looked at the people living in the cape.

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These people who had been taken from their homes, who have been made political prisoners. I visited Malaysia itself recently. And I saw the same faces of the people looking the same as my friends in Cape Town.

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But the desire for Islam that I found in Cape Town has even become more than it was in Malaysia itself. Because sometimes if you have Islam around you, you become lazy. You take it for granted.

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And when you are suffering and when you are in pain,

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then you remember your Lord. And so there is a reason for the pain. There is a reason for the suffering. And there is a reason for everything that we are going through.

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Brothers and sisters, this world that we are living in today, to try to understand what is happening

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to try to make the connection with Allah has become extremely difficult. And it needs for us to be highly intelligent. We need to go back to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to give us keys to unlock the secrets of what is going on today.

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The prophet SAW Selim did not speak from himself. He spoke from above seven heavens. We live in a world today where people have the ability to make pictures to make fantasies, they make something look real that is not real.

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They will take something false make it real or they will take something real and they make it false.

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So something that is happening on the ground. They will twist it around turn it that you cannot even believe what is going on to you at the place where you are.

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And the prophet SAW Selim said authentic hadith reported in El Jamia severe Mama saluti yaku newfie akkad is a man that Jalan camdeboo

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yeah tuna comb fill ahaadeeth be Muslim just smile and tone wala about OCO four er como el la u deluna. como la, tiene una Co. The prophet SAW seldom said they will come near the end of time, dead,

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kills double

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great liars to the point of being like false prophets

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antichrists they will come near the end of time, and they will come to you with a type of speech that neither you nor your parents have ever heard of before.

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Look at this wisdom that the process alumna said. He said there was great liars who would come near the end of time, and they will come with a type of speech that neither you nor your parents have ever heard of before. Beware of them. Beware that they take you astray. And beware that they put you into a fitna

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trial of temptation. And sub dakara salaallah alayhi salatu was salam, it has come to pass digital technology

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where they can take images now.

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And they can put words in the mouth of a person that he didn't even say,

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they could take my picture. And they could put words in my mouth that I didn't say, put it on a disk and send it to Al Jazeera or something like this, and accuse me of something that I didn't even do.

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Our parents have never seen anything like this before. And we can even say, those of us who are, who are over 30 years old, or 40 years old, when we were growing up, we didn't even have these things. So it's even one generation, it's not even five generations, it's one generation that this technology has changed. And they say it is changing so rapidly, that by the month, it is changing now.

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And so this is a new period of time,

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they will come to us with a type of speech

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that none of us have ever heard of before, be aware of them, that they take you off the path. And be aware that they put you into a trial into a temptation into a fitna.

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And so this requires, on our part, a high amount of intelligence. This requires on our part,

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to be able to go back to our sources, to bring us to the straight path, and to keep us out of the path of evil. Because evil today has become a business. And in many cases, the new stars, the new idols, that are coming out of the movies, many of them now are gangsters and bandits. Criminals are the heroes for many of the younger generation.

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Evil has been made to seem like an enjoyable thing.

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And a person who wants to tell the truth, who wants to live modestly, who wants to judge people not based on their color, who wants to live without interest, and usually, that person feels strange. That person feels like they are an outsider in the world. And so it is crucial for us to make a connection with those things that are actually happening around us. And it requires for us to have a high amount of intelligence in order to get this satisfaction in this world. And in the hereafter. We need to have intelligence. The prophet SAW Selim gave us direction in this and he told us in an authentic hadith, Al Qaeda mandanna nafsa. Why minalima basil note while a hammock man at bad enough

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Sahaba. with Amanda Allahu among

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the premises seldom said alakay is the intelligent person is the one who controls himself. He controls itself and he works for the next life. And the muck, the fool. The idiot is the one who lets himself go does anything in this world. And then he hopes Allah will forgive him in the end.

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And so they give the shirts for the younger generation and the Nike shirts and you turn the back and it says, Just do it. Just do it. What does that mean?

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Just do it do anything.

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This is the muck.

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He lets himself is How long ago? He does anything and then at the end, he thinks I'll make a step too far. Or that God will forgive me I am a good person. When he lets himself go, this has been described by the prophet Sal Sal as a fool.

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Allah carious mandanna nafsa wa minalima about the most intelligent person is the one who controls himself in this world. He controls his desires. Because look at the life of this world. How long do we actually live in this world?

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How many years the province of Southern basically said 63 years old he lived and he said in the 60s, this is basically the lifespan of the Muslims in this oma. If you live over 63 you're on borrowed time.

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This is the lifespan is over. But let's give the person 100 years. Let's say that our man Zaid, he lived to be 100 years old.

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Measure the life of this world to the hereafter. And those who are studying math, can try to do the math for me. You have one

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100 here and then in the Hereafter, you have eternal life. 100 years and eternal life. Measure the to divide eternal life by 100 years. What is your answer?

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01 must hire to dunya Illa mata alhuda. The life of this world is nothing but deception.

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It is a deception.

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And if the person lived to be 60 years old, how much time did he actually have in this life? Most of us if we sleep eight hours per night, okay, that's the average, there's 24 hours in the day, that means one third of your day, you asleep.

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If you take it to your life, if you live to be 60 years old, that means 20 years, you were asleep. Think about that. You better invest in a good bet.

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20 years of your life, you're sleeping.

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Only 40 years you're way awake.

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This is my title hero. This is a deception. It's an illusion.

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So while Kay is, the intelligent person is the one who worked for the next life. He controls himself in this world.

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He provides for himself, she lives her life out, educates herself. But she realizes there is another life. Because when Allah describes the next world, he speaks about it saying, Holly Dena, Fie ha, a button.

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They will live in the next world forever,

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forever. That is the intelligent person. So that person will put something away toward the next life.

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But the life of this world today,

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the evil one in control of much of the facilities now coming at us. And I say this, not that I am against television, or the movies, it's a machine.

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But what is happening to it?

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It has been shown that in San Francisco, a group of people whose whose leader was called Antoine levy. In the 60s, they formed the Church of Satan.

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And they dedicated themselves to the worship of the devil.

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And they made certain movies they made movies, Rosemary's Baby,

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and they made a series of movies where evil became stronger than good.

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And they say that one of their greatest achievements was to make the evil one appear like he did not exist. Or that if he did exist, he's not a bad guy.

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He's just a little confused Angel. He's a fallen angel, and he's got a problem.

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Okay, this is their greatest achievement.

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But the reality is for Muslims, in order to be able to have the direction in this world, to make it through the life of this world is like a minefield. It's like bombs going off all around us. How do we make it through this world? Allah subhanaw taala has told us inserts Al Baqarah verse 168, and 169.

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Telling us giving us direction as to what is going on around us. What are some of the themes and issues happening? And Allah tells us are Uzi Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime? Yeah, you had NASS kulu Mumma fell out of the halala tayyiba What are you for to water shaytaan in nahu la cama de when will be in the Maya moto Kuma Sui will facha will enter kulu Allahu Allah, Allah.

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Allah said all mankind humanity speaking to all people, Muslims and non Muslims eat of that which is lawful and wholesome from the earth, and do not follow the footsteps of the shaytan for he is to you an open enemies. He is an open enemies. Verily he commands you only with what is evil and sinful, and to say against Allah that which you know not. And so the shaytaan comes with three things.

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He comes and he commands us with so well facha

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with evil things

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Write the bank robbers. The murderer is the gamble is right. These are the heroes now. They make it seem beautiful and easy. And in morality,

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fornication and adultery may seem like a normal thing that a human being is doing. Stealing and lying, cheating on his wife. It's a normal thing. Well, he's just he's just a man.

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It becomes an easy thing for people to do.

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So evil and immorality, and third, you say about Allah that which you know not.

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And so people will try to say, they will tell you what God is saying.

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They will tell you, things that even amongst us, even in the form of Mohammed, sell, sell them. It has arisen people who will say things about Allah which Allah did not say about himself. They will say things about the province and sell them which the premises are never said. And the Prophet peace be upon him, said men Khadija, Allah Mohammedan pelea de Beauvoir omaka, human enough, whoever lies on me openly and he knows it will have a place in the fire waiting for him.

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And so

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this world

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and the commands that are being given to us, how do we make it through this world? How do you make it through the minefield? We first have to know what is going on around us

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to know what other traps that are out there.

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One of the great scholars imaam Darrell hegira, Mr. Malik, Ibn ns rhodiola, one when he spoke about sin, because remember, the verse is saying that the shaytaan command you with evil with sins, and we're in morality and to say about Allah, that but you know not.

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So, what are some of the major sins? What should we look for, in order to make it through this world so that we will be satisfied contented in this life and moving toward the hereafter? How can what can we know? The Imam Rahim Allah He said, All almasi al Qaeda will have said what should

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have said the obliques? What takapa for Kala Halekulani menhaden will collector who maintain for color to Allah for cooler men hi to shoot tomorrow, we'll talk more about how the shutter for Shahar Adam Hata akademika Mr. Malik Rahim, Allah, He said that the first major sins, what were the first major sins that human beings were involved in? He said, pride, Al keba,

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hasard. Jealousy

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and

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greed. Think of these three things. Pride, jealousy and greed. And think about the world today. Think about the capitalist system. Think about the inequality that is going on inside of the world. These are the first major sense and still up until today, these are some of the greatest obstacles in front of us in gaining success in this life in the hereafter. So the mom said Rahim Allah,

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in explaining this, he said, hassanzadeh beliefs and beliefs he was jealous of Adam.

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What a cuppa. He became proud. And he said to Allah, You created me from fire.

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And you created Adam from clay.

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So these are the first two.

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And then Allah said to Adam and his wife, the two of you eat from wherever you want, but do not approach the tree.

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Do not approach the tree and then they got greedy, their desires came in and they ate from it.

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So these are the first three.

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Think about that.

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The Evil One the shade tamo Iago Bella,

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he was jealous of Adam alayhis salam.

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Because Allah subhanaw taala taught Adam the name of everything.

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He gave Adam a special position. And he told the angels was to Julie Adam, for sogetsu illa beliefs. He said bow down to Adam.

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And the angels all bow down at least refused. And when he was asked why he said, No, I'm made from fire. And he's made from clay. Why should I bow so you could say your beliefs was the first racist. He was the first racist on Earth. Why was he a racist? Because he refused to accept Adam is a fire

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Man, fire. It goes, it moves. It's powerful. You made from team, you're from clay, you fall down on the ground, you get headaches. You go up and you go down. I am Jenny. I can move. So he's a racist.

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But he became jealous Hassan. Hassan came inside of his heart, and Kibriya. Look at the world today.

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It is pride, false pride that is separating people.

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false pride that is making it difficult for people to enjoy this world. To live together in peace, proud of color, proud of language, proud of your passport, proud of these false things. When if we really look at ourselves, if you really look at your life,

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what am I What am I proud of?

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shortly, all of us, we will have to go down in the ground.

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A beauty queen, a king, the most beautiful person in the world. Sure, after a while she becomes older, and then she passes away. And when they put her in the ground, nobody's going down there. Even if she's Miss Universe, they will not go down with her. So what is she proud of

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the richest person in the world. He has so much money, he doesn't know what to do with the money.

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But when he passes away, he can't take it with him. It stays on the earth. So the house that he built was actually not his house, that house was for his children, over the next people who will take over the country.

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The money that he spent is not really his money, the only thing he will have is his deeds.

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And so why are we proud?

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What do we have to be proud about? We came from a humble place and we will return to a humble place when we know this. When we realize how great Allah subhanaw taala was to bring us in this world. And Allah has promised us that if we do righteous deeds, if we submit to Him,

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if we put our trust in Him, that we could live in happiness forever.

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Imagine and taqwa remember, only Allah, Allah Deena amanu. What can we attack?

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So what is those who believe in Allah, they believe in the presence of the Creator. They believe there is a hereafter there is something coming.

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And then they have the consciousness of Allah.

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The second of the qualities, the hussite, the jealousy, envy of each other, envy of the material things and looking at other people making progress, and we feel bad about ourselves.

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When this happens, the person is denied happiness in this world.

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And it is said that one of the richest people who ever lived in the world his name, he was an American man. His name was Howard Hughes.

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Howard Hughes was so rich. He was unbelievably rich, and everybody wanted to be like Howard Hughes. But he was so rich. The people wanted to get his money. He enemies developed, he became paranoid. And they said at the end of his life, he lived in a room by himself. He was a hermit. He was paranoid of all people, and he died by himself.

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One of the richest people who ever lived it's fool's paradise.

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The person won the lottery in Canada one time, he won the lottery. And they said he won about $20 million dollars and the whole of Canada stood still.

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His daughter had the ticket.

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And everybody said, He's in paradise. He's in gender. But the man said, may God help us. He was intelligent.

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Then they started the call, they wanted his phone number. They wanted to marry his daughter. They wanted to live next to him. And he was so he had to hide. He had to change his name and hide his identity. So the money was supposed to give him paradise. It gave him hell on earth.

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So money when it comes in large amounts like this, it is not necessarily something to be jealous about of people.

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It's not to be jealous about I feel sorry

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for the brothers and sisters in the oma of Muhammad's Our solemn,

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who are burdened with this money.

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They are burdened with so much money, they don't know what to do. And there are people who are suffering

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people who only don't even have one meal

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per day

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and yet they are the same Muslims and you are coming from the nation of a man. And it is said the purpose of Solomon the gold poured into Medina that he would not sleep until he gave away all of the gold and then he went to sleep.

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And so they gave it away. And he asked Allah he said, he wants to die with the poor people. He wants to be raised on the Day of Resurrection with the folk rock with the poor.

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What is he talking about? He's talking about people who are not burdened with the life of this world. They don't give Yes, there are those amongst us companions who fulfilled the trust of the money. And you look at

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Abu Bakr, Siddiq,

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updraft man, Ebony, our

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Earth man evenly I've found radilla one home. Many of the companions were wealthy people, but they gave away their their wealth in the path of Allah.

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And so the Amanda came to them, the wealth came to them, and they said, How can I give my Zakat? How can I give my sadaqa? How can I give my money feasability lab

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and so there's nothing to be jealous about. You don't have to be jealous about anybody else. We should look at the situation we have.

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What we look like what we have is say Alhamdulillah.

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If you can say Alhamdulillah if you can be satisfied with what you have, then you have something that the richest person does not have.

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You are actually a king.

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If you can sleep at night, the person who has no bond, no mortgage.

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He has no payment of his credit cards.

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The taxman is not chasing him.

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His family is not angry with him.

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He's a leader and his his followers are satisfied with him.

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That person is a king.

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That is a king in this world. That is a person with contentment. Because the dunya is not controlling him. This is okay. Yes, man damn enough, sir. Why Millenium about a moat.

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That is the intelligent person. And so if we can be satisfied with what we have, and give the responsibility, give from what we what we have been given to other people, then inshallah we are making the tests. Because the third quality that Imam Malik said, The first is keba. The second is hasard. And the last is sure.

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This is the desires and greed.

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And now we see what is happening in the world today. The greed. They are talking about the environment of big conference happened in Copenhagen, where they wanted to talk about the environment. It is turning against us now. We have polluted the seas, we have polluted the atmosphere. We have just cut down the rain forests. We have destroyed the water all around us. Fish are dying by the millions animals are becoming extinct.

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And some people even say, Well, no, we didn't do anything. That's just the earth.

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But the reality is now because of what we have done, the Earth is turning against us. And so they had a large meeting in Copenhagen. They brought all the DVD gang leaders together. And they said Copenhagen.

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They said this is hoping Hagen but after the meeting, they said nope and Hagen

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there's no hope. Why is there no hope?

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Because what came out of this conference

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is that

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14%

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is that 10% of the earth's population is eating 86% of the natural resources 10% of people they eat 86 is at 86% and 90% of the people, they only eat 14%

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so a tiny minority of people.

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They are controlling the wealth in this world. And they are creating inequalities in the world and the people are forced to cut the trees down to your to make charcoal into wood and to do all types of strange things. And then we change the atmosphere. Carbon Dioxide comes in and the atmosphere changes

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So the the issue that people could not agree upon, it was not necessarily that we do something to make the earth greener. But But the issue that could not be agreed upon is that the poor people in the world, the majority of the people in the world, they deserve to have an equal amount of access to the natural resources on the face of the planet Earth. This could not be agreed upon.

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And because they could not agree upon the dish to equal distribution of wealth, then the conference failed.

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And so Copenhagen, which the people were hoping to have Copenhagen, then finally became Nope, in Hagen. And there was no hope for the people at the end.

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And so, the only year of a law

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those are the ones who have satisfaction.

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Those are the ones who have contentment less often or lay him while at home, yes or no.

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They have nothing to be afraid of.

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And nothing to be sad about and grieve in the life of this world.

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Who are they alladhina amanu volcano yaku.

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They believe and they have Taqwa and taqwa is made up of Al Horford Raja.

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It is made up of hope of fear and hope. There's two things in taqwa. It's the consciousness of Allah. Now think about these two things. There is fear of Allah punishment. And there is hope in the mercy of Allah. And both of these elements make up taqwa. And some people even said, One scholar, they would debated the issue and they say, which one is more important?

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Is health more important? Or is Raja,

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which is the most important of taqwa?

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And another great scholar? koderma makdessi? They answered, he answered the question, and he said, is like saying, What's the difference between hopes and math? What's the difference between bread and water? Which one is more important? If you look at the two bread satisfies a hungry person, and water satisfies a thirsty person. So both of them are important, depending upon whether you're hungry, or whether you're thirsty, if you are thirsty, you don't want bread,

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the bread will make you more thirsty,

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you want water, but if you are starving, you want something solid. So you want the bread.

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And so they looked at the boat, they looked at it,

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which one of these elements and different opinions came up interesting discussion comes up about these two qualities. This is what we are balancing now in this world.

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And to a certain extent, we need them both.

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But the scholars said that in the time of Masia if the sins have become the greatest issue, then the important part of taqwa is health. It is fear that you need to fear the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. You need to be conscious, that for every action, there's a reaction.

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If you do evil things, evil will come back to you. It will come back to you either in this life, or will come in the next life.

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And massiah today has become the order of the day.

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Just as we saw what the shape time what Yeah, the villa will do, he will command us to do evil and immorality, and to say against a law that which we know not. And so DACA law has been, it has become a system of mis education coming through the television and the media, a system of mis education for the younger children starting with cartoons. It starts with the children's cartoons, to not allow the children to sit and watch cartoons without being up without you checking it out. Because through these cartoons, they can make a story which is which is even worse than the movies.

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Because they create a being

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and they put racism in that.

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They will put hatred of women.

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They will put class consciousness rich over the poor. They will give all types of message to the children that by the time that child grows up, that child already has a hatred of himself. He's ashamed of his family. he's ashamed of his language. he's ashamed

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of his nation. He doesn't want to be himself. He wants to be something which is not real.

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And so in the time of Masia,

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the scholars say then the health is necessary. And the loss of pantalla and cirtl bayona

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has told us very clearly and speaking about those who are successful,

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those believers in describing them, he said radi Allahu Han home, what do they call the men hashey araba

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that allow it is pleased with with them, Allah will be pleased with them.

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Those believers who will get cradle barrier,

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that they will have the best place to live, they will be in Jannah. Allah is pleased with them and they will be pleased with Allah Who is this for Valley kelemen hashirama

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that is for the one who fears his Lord,

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that he is aware of the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah is most merciful, but at the same time, that Allah is Severe in punishment.

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And that is important for us to realize, and it does not mean that if we have done something wrong in this world, that we are destined for Hellfire, Allah is most merciful. And a lot tells us in the end in Allah hi yah created the Nuba Jamia allow forgives all sins in this life. before death, Allah will forgive inshallah, any sin that you do, but it means tolvaptan na suha that you have to have a true repentance.

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To be satisfied to gain contentment, we all make mistakes. But if we make a mistake, we need to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala

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we need to make Toba and when we make Toba, it doesn't mean you just say a stock for the law. It means you recognize what you did wrong,

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that you turn repent to Allah azza wa jal and that you make the intention never to return to the sin.

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You make a strong intention, and then you do compensation. Part of Toba is ruddle mythology. That means you give back

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what happened with the people

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and some person will say okay, if I stole $1,000 from the store, and I make Toba that I can give back $1,000 Yes, you should give it back. I don't say to you take the money and go to the shopkeeper and say I stole the $100 from your shop, because he's gonna call the police.

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But give it back to him some way. Give it back. Make your Toba to Allah subhanaw taala

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but the point is if you scandalize somebody, if you backbite somebody

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then what can be done.

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If you said something against another Muslim, we had an Imam in Cape Town.

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He was a mom who was a strong leader. And he had an Islamic school and he was a serious brother. And they made this discotheque. They made this nightclub, which they call dark side. And this is the one that had seven heavens seven levels in it.

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Okay. And the Imam

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he found out that some of his students were in dockside

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Islamic school.

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So he was the kind of person he takes, he changes things with his hands. So the Imam he went down to dark side Saturday night that dancing around, take ecstasy. They're all high and stoned. It's three o'clock in the morning and they go over to the food and they're dancing around and then they go to the restaurant. There's a little stall there. And then they say is the halau food.

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They're dancing around at three in the morning eyes are glazed. The Imam says naughty mom did he drove into dockside he went into the middle of the dance floor and he grabbed his students and he pulled them out of the place with his job on his cap. He went right Insightly took his students out. Now, some people are driving by and they see the mom going into doc site.

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A stock federal law. There it is. The mom has gone the dark side. And they go back to their people and they start to talk. There it is. I saw demand for land for land and Darkside. Then suddenly a man committed adultery Imam takes drugs.

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Imam does this. And the whole thing's goes out of place. The question is did you go to the Imam and ask him why he was at dockside?

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If you went to the Imam and you asked him, then you would find that he would tell you I was doing Narayan Mancha.

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I was forbidding evil things that dark side. He's the hero of dark side.

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But you said he's a criminal.

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Now, the point is, you want to make Toba.

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You found out that the Imam was actually bringing the students up you want to make Toba? How do you do this, you cannot pay the Imam money, you ruined his reputation.

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Now, the scholars say in this case, you will have to say good things about the Imam, you will have to go around and say so much good about him until his reputation comes back. This is not the model.

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This is the way you will compensate for the wrong that you did for that person. And so, Toba has to be a complete action that they believe is due and not something which is false, it is a complete program and we can even call it self analysis and reconstruction. And so by having this

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we will gain inshallah

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the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala

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to be allocated as the intelligent person.

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Last, how often are they himolla homea known, they have nothing to fear in this life. They are satisfied with who they are.

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They have nothing to be sad about the past. So we lived in racism. So we had slavery. So we have apartheid. Should I cry all night? No.

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I need to go forward.

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I need to go forward with no fear about what will happen in the time to come. And so we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give us this contentment in the life of this world that allow would purify our hearts make us to be okay as the intelligent person and give us that success in this life and the hereafter. I leave you with these thoughts and asked a lot to have mercy on me. And you have to look at how that was sakala li walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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justness of Allah. And so they practice Islam, not only in the masjid outside of the master, not only around Muslim leaders and friends, but they practice their Islam even around non Muslims.

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They practice a dean, not only in Islamic programs, but when they are at work, when they are at school, when they are at the seaside. When they are in a mountain anywhere they are.

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They realize that there is one

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who has divine knowledge. There is one who is closer to us that are juggling, that Allah subhanaw taala knows all that we do in the secret and in the open. And so with this consciousness of the Creator,

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they have nothing to be afraid of.

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And they have nothing to be sad about that they suffered. Yes, we went through our oppression we lost the falafel. In Turkey, we do not have a felipa we lost power in this world.

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We lost our palaces. We have the beautiful and the lucea we had Cordoba and Granada.

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We have Baghdad which was the most beautiful city on Earth, with millions of books, but we have nothing to be sad about because all power and all authority rests with Allah subhanaw taala. And if we accept this, if we say Allah, wa Masha, Allah,

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that Allah subhanaw taala He willed what will happen to this oma and whatever he wants, it will come to pass. And there is a reason for the pain.

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There is a reason for suffering. And I looked at the people living in the cape.

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These people who had been taken from their homes, who had been made political prisoners. I visited Malaysia itself recently. And I saw the same faces of the people looking the same as my friends in Cape Town.

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But the desire for Islam that I found in Cape Town has even become more than it was in Malaysia itself. Because sometimes if you have Islam around you, you become lazy. You take it for granted.

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And when you are suffering and when you are in pain.

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Then you remember your Lord

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And so there is a reason for the pain, there is a reason for the suffering. And there is a reason for everything that we are going through.

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Brothers and sisters, this world that we are living in today to try to understand what is happening.

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To try to make the connection with Allah has become extremely difficult and it needs for us to be highly intelligent. We need to go back to the Prophet Sal Salaam to give us keys to unlock the secrets of what is going on today.

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The prophet SAW Selim did not speak from himself. He spoke from above seven heavens. We live in a world today where people have the ability to make pictures to make fantasies, they make something look real that is not real.

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They will take something false make it real or they will take something real and they make it false.

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So something that is happening on the ground, they will twist it around turn it that you cannot even believe what is going on to you at the place where you are.

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And the prophet SAW Selim said authentic hadith reported in El Jamia severe v mama so UT yaku newfie akkad is a man that Jalan camdeboo

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yeah to Lacan, fil a hadith be Milan test Mao and tombola about welcome for er como Yahoo, larrieu deluna como la, tiene una Co. The prophet SAW seldom said, they will come near the end of time, dead JAL loon, cause double

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great liars to the point of being like false prophets

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antichrists they will come near the end of time. And they will come to you with a type of speech that neither you nor your parents have ever heard of before.

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Look at this wisdom that the process alumna said, he said there was great liars who would come near the end of time. And they will come with a type of speech that neither you nor your parents have ever heard of before. Be aware of them. Beware that they take you astray. And beware that they put you into a fitna

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a trial, a temptation, and sub dakara, salaallah, Alayhi, salaatu wa Salaam, it has come to pass digital technology

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where they can take images now.

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And they can put words in the mouth of a person that he didn't even say

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they could take my picture. And they could put words in my mouth that I didn't say, put it on a disk and send it to Al Jazeera or something like this. And accuse me of something that I didn't even do.

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Our parents have never seen anything like this before. And we can even say those of us who are who are over 30 years old or 40 years old. When we were growing up, we didn't even have these things. So it's even one generation, it's not even five generations. It's one generation that this technology has changed. And they say it is changing so rapidly, that by the month, it is changing now.

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And so this is a new period of time,

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they will come to us with a type of speech

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that none of us have ever heard of before. Be aware of them, that they take you off the path. And be aware that they put you into a trial into a temptation into a fitna.

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And so this requires, on our part, a high amount of intelligence. This requires on our part,

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to be able to go back to our sources to bring us to the straight path and to keep us out of the path of evil. Because evil today has become a business. And in many cases, the new stars, the new idols that are coming out of the movies, many of them now are gangsters and bandits. Criminals are the heroes for many of the younger generation.

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Evil has been made to seem like an enjoyable thing.

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And a person who wants to tell the truth who wants to live modestly, who wants to judge people not based on their color? Who wants to live without interest in usury, that person feels strange. That person feels like they are an outsider in the world. And so it is crucial for us.

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Make a connection with those things that are actually happening around us. And it requires for us to have a high amount of intelligence in order to get this satisfaction in this world and in the Hereafter, we need to have intelligence. The prophet SAW Selim gave us direction in this and he told us in an authentic hadith, Al Qaeda mandanna nafsa. Why minalima basil mote while a hammock man Akbar enough Sahaba what's Amanda Allah him Amen.

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The prophet SAW seldom said alakay is the intelligent person is the one who controls himself. He controls itself, and he works for the next life. And the muck, the fool, the idiot is the one who lets himself go does anything in this world. And then he hopes Allah will forgive him in the end.

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And so they give the shirts for the younger generation and the Nike shirts and you turn the back and it says, Just do it. Just do it. What does that mean?

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Just do it do anything.

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This is the mark.

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He lets himself is How long ago? He does anything and then at the end, he thinks I'll make a step far. Or that God will forgive me I am a good person. And he lets himself go. This has been described by the prophet Sal Sal as a fool.

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Al carious mandanna nafsa wa minalima about the most intelligent person is the one who controls himself in this world. He controls his desires. Because look at the life of this world. How long do we actually live in this world?

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How many years? The prophets of Solomon basically said 63 years old, he lived and he said in the 60s, this is basically the lifespan of the Muslims in this number. If you live over 63, you're on borrowed time.

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This is the lifespan is over. But let's give the person 100 years. Let's say that our man, Zaid, he lived to be 100 years old.

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Measure the life of this world to the hereafter.

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And those who are studying math, can try to do the math for me. You have 100 here and then in the hereafter you have eternal life. 100 years and eternal life. Measure the to divide eternal life by 100 years. What is your answer?

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01 Malhotra dunya Illa Matata hora. The life of this world is nothing but deception.

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It is a deception.

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And if the person lived to be 60 years old, how much time did he actually have in this life? Most of us if we sleep eight hours per night, okay, that's the average there's 24 hours in the day. That means one third of your day. You asleep.

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If you take it to your life, if you live to be 60 years old, that means 20 years, you were asleep. Think about that. You better invest in a good bet.

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20 years of your life. You're sleeping.

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Only 40 years you're way awake.

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This is metalphoto This is a deception. It's an illusion.

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So while Kay is the intelligent person is the one who work for the next life. He controls himself in this world.

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He provides for himself. She lives her life out educates herself. But she realizes there is another life because when Allah describes the next world, he speaks about it saying Holly Dena fee Ha. Abaddon

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they will live in the next world forever.

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Forever. That is the intelligent person. So that person will put something away toward the next life.

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But the life of this world today

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the evil one in control of much of the facilities now coming at us, and I say this, not that I am against television or the movies it's a machine.

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But what is happening to it?

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It has been shown that no

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San Francisco, a group of people whose whose leader was called Antoine levy. In the 60s, they formed the Church of Satan.

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And they dedicated themselves to the worship of the devil.

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And they made certain movies they made movies, Rosemary's Baby,

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and they made a series of movies where evil became stronger than good.

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And they say that one of their greatest achievements was to make the evil one appear like he did not exist. Or that if he did exist, he's not a bad guy.

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He's just a little confused Angel. He's a fallen angel, and he's got a problem.

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Okay, this is their greatest achievement.

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But the reality is for Muslims, in order to be able to have the direction in this world, to make it through the life of this world is like a minefield. It's like bombs going off all around us. How do we make it through this world? Allah subhanaw taala has told us in search Al Baqarah, verse 168, and 169.

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Telling us giving us direction as to what is going on around us. What are some of the themes and issues happening? And Allah tells us, Uzi Billahi min ash shaytaan the regime? Yeah, you had NASS kulu marfil out of the halaal and tayyiba What are you for to watch the shaytaan in nahu, la cama do one movie, in the Maya, moto Kuma Sui will facha will enter kulu Allah him Allah, Allah.

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Allah said, Oh, mankind's, humanity's speaking to all people, Muslims and non Muslims eat of that which is lawful and wholesome from the earth, and do not follow the footsteps of the shaitaan. For he is to you and open enemies. He is an open enemies. Verily he commands you only with what is evil and sinful, and to say against Allah, that which you know not. And so the shaitaan comes with three things.

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He comes and he commands us with so well facha

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with evil things, right, the bank robbers, the murderer is the gamble is, right. These are the heroes now. They make it seem beautiful and easy. And in morality,

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fornication and adultery may seem like a normal thing that a human being is doing. Stealing and lying, cheating on his wife. It's a normal thing. Well, he's just he's just a man.

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It becomes an easy thing for people to do.

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So evil and immorality, and third, you say about Allah that which you know not.

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And so people will try to say, they will tell you what God is saying.

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They will tell you are things that even amongst us, even in the home of Mohammed, sell, sell them. It has a reason people who will say things about Allah which Allah did not say about himself. They will say things about the province and sell them which the premises are never said. And the Prophet peace be upon him said men Khadija, Allah Mohammedan pelea de Beauvoir omaka, human enough, don't ever lies on me openly, and he knows that we'll have a place in the fire waiting for him.

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And so

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this world

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and the commands that are being given to us, how do we make it through this world? How do you make it through the minefield? We first have to know what is going on around us

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to know what are the traps that are out there?

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One of the great scholars imaam Darrell hegira, Mr. Malik, Ibn ns rhodiola, one when he spoke about sin, because remember, the verse is saying that the shaytaan command you with evil with sins, and with immorality, and to say about Allah that but you know not.

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So, what are some of the major sentence? What should we look for, in order to make it through this world so that we will be satisfied contented in this life and moving toward the hereafter? How can what can we know? The Imam Rahim Allah He said, All almasi al Qaeda will have said what Sure.

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has said the obliques what takapa for Kala falaknuma Naren wakawaka who maintain for color to Allah

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For coolamon high to share tumah while I talk about how to use shutter for Shahar, Adam Hata akademika, Mr. Malik, rahima Hola. He said that the first major sins, what were the first major sins that human beings were involved in? He said, pride, Al keba

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hasard. Jealousy

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and

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greed. Think of these three things,

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pride, jealousy, and read. And think about the world today. Think about the capitalist system. Think about the inequality that is going on inside of the world. These are the first major sense. And still up until today, these are some of the greatest obstacles in front of us in gaining success in this life in the hereafter. So the mom said, Rahim Allah,

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in explaining this, he said, hassanzadeh beliefs and beliefs he was jealous of Adam.

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What a cup but he became proud. And he said to Allah, You created me from fire.

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And you created Adam, from clay.

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So these are the first two.

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And then Allah said to Adam and his wife, the two of you eat from wherever you want, but do not approach the tree.

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Do not approach the tree and then they got greedy, their desires came in and they ate from it.

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So these are the first three.

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Think about that.

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The Evil One the shape tamo Iago Billa.

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He was jealous of Adam alayhis salam.

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Because Allah subhanaw taala taught Adam the name of everything.

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He gave Adam a special position. And he told the angels was to Julie Adam, for sogetsu in that he believes he said bow down to Adam.

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And the angels all bow down at least refused. And when he was asked why he said, No, I'm made from fire. And he's made from clay. Why should I bow down so you could say your beliefs was the first racist? He was the first racist on Earth. Why was he a racist? Because he refused to accept Adam is a fire man. Fire. It goes, it moves. It's powerful. You made from team, you're from clay. You fall down on the ground, you get headaches, you go up and you go down. I'm Ginny. I can move. So he's a racist.

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But he became jealous Hassan Hassan came inside of his heart, and Kibriya look at the world today.

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It is pride, false pride that is separating people.

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false pride that is making it difficult for people to enjoy this world. To live together in peace. Proud of color, proud of language, proud of your passport, proud of these false things. When if we really look at ourselves, if you really look at your life, what am what am i proud of?

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shortly, all of us, we will have to go down in the ground.

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A beauty queen or king the most beautiful person in the world? Sure. After a while she becomes older, and then she passes away. And when they put her in the ground, nobody's going down there. Even if she's Miss Universe, they will not go down with her. So what is she proud of

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the richest person in the world. He has so much money. He doesn't know what to do with the money.

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But when he passes away, he can't take it with him. It stays on the earth. So the house that he built was actually not his house. That house was for his children over the next people who will take over the country.

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The money that he spent is not really his money, the only thing he will have is his deeds.

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And so why are we proud?

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What do we have to be proud about? We came from a humble place and we will return to a humble place when we know this. When we realize how great Allah subhanaw taala was to bring us in this world. And Allah has promised us that if we do righteous deeds if we submit to Him,

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if we put our trust in Him, that we could live in happiness forever.

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Eman and taqwa remember, only Allah

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Allah Deena amanu What can we attack Ooh. So what is those who believe in Allah, they believe in the presence of the Creator. They believe there is a hereafter there is something coming.

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And they have the consciousness of Allah.

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The second of the qualities, the hussite, the jealousy, envy of each other, envy of the material things, and looking at other people making progress, and we feel bad about ourselves.

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When this happens, the person is denied happiness in this world.

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And it is said that one of the richest people who ever lived in the world, his name, he was an American man. His name was Howard Hughes.

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Howard Hughes was so rich. He was unbelievably rich, and everybody wanted to be like Howard Hughes. But he was so rich. The people wanted to get his money, he enemies developed, he became paranoid. And they said at the end of his life, he lived in a room by himself. He was a hermit. He was paranoid of all people, and he died by himself.

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One of the richest people who ever lived, it's fool's paradise.

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The person won the lottery in Canada one time, he won the lottery. And they said, he won about $20 million, and the whole of Canada stood still.

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His daughter had the ticket.

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And everybody said, He's in paradise. He's in gender.

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But the man said, may God help us. He was intelligent.

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Then they started the call, they wanted this phone number, they wanted to marry his daughter, they wanted to live next to him. And he was so he had to hide. He had to change his name and hide his identity. So the money was supposed to give him paradise, it gave him hell on earth.

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So money when it comes in large amounts like this, it is not necessarily something to be jealous about of people.

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It's not to be jealous of all I feel sorry.

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For the brothers and sisters in the home of Mohammed, Salah Salem,

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who are burdened with this money.

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They are burdened with so much money, they don't know what to do. And there are people who are suffering.

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People who only don't even have one meal per day.

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And yet they are the same Muslims. And you are coming from the nation of a man. And it is said the purpose of Solomon the gold poured into Medina, that he would not sleep until he gave away all of the gold and then he went to sleep.

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And so they gave it away. And he asked Allah he said, he wants to die with the poor people. He wants to be raised on the Day of Resurrection with the folk rock with the poor.

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What is he talking about? He's talking about people who are not burdened with the life of this world. They don't give Yes, there are those amongst his companions, who fulfilled the trust of the money.

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And you look at

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Abu Bakr, Siddiq,

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updraft, man even

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worse, man, even I've found radilla on him. Many of the companions were wealthy people, but they gave away their their wealth in the path of Allah.

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And so they Amanda came to them, the wealth came to them and they said, How can I give my Zakat? How can I give my sadaqa How can I give my money feasibility lab

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and so there's nothing to be jealous about. You don't have to be jealous about anybody else. We should look at the situation we have.

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What we look like what we have is say Alhamdulillah.

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If you can say Alhamdulillah if you can be satisfied with what you have, then you have something that the richest person does not have.

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You are actually a king.

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If you can sleep at night, the person who has no bond, no mortgage.

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He has no payment of his credit cards.

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The taxman is not chasing him.

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His family is not angry with him.

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He's a leader and his his followers are satisfied with him.

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That person is a king.

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That is a king in this world. That is a person with contentment because the dounia is not controlling him. This is a key Yes man damn enough, sir. Why Milan Mr. Bowden mode

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that is the intelligent person

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And so if we can be satisfied with what we have, and give the responsibility give from what we what we have been given to other people, then inshallah we are making the test. Because the third quality that Imam Malik said, The first is keba. The second is Hassan. And the last is sure.

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This is the desires and greed.

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And now we see what is happening in the world today, the greed, they are talking about the environment. A big conference happened in Copenhagen, where they wanted to talk about the environment, it is turning against us now. We have polluted the seas, we have polluted the atmosphere, we have just cut down the rain forests. We have destroyed the water all around us. Fish are dying by the millions animals are becoming extinct.

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And some people even say, Well, no, we didn't do anything. That's just the earth.

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But the reality is now because of what we have done, the Earth is turning against us. And so they had a large meeting in Copenhagen. They brought all the DVD gang leaders together. And they said Copenhagen.

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They said this is hoping Hagen. But after the meeting, they said nope. And Hagen

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there's no hope. Why is there no hope.

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Because what came out of this conference

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is that

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14%

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is that 10% of the earth's population is eating 86% of the natural resources 10% of people they eat 86 is 80 86% and 90% of the people, they only eat 14%.

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So a tiny minority of people,

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they are controlling the wealth in this world. And they are creating inequalities in the world. And the people are forced to cut the trees down to your to make charcoal and to wood and to do all types of strange things. And then we change the atmosphere, carbon dioxide comes in and the atmosphere changes.

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And so the the issue that people could not agree upon, it was not necessarily that we do something to make the earth greener. But But the issue that could not be agreed upon is that the poor people in the world, the majority of the people in the world, they deserve to have an equal amount of access to the natural resources on the face of the planet Earth. This could not be agreed upon.

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And because they could not agree upon the dish to equal distribution of wealth, then the conference failed.

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And so Copenhagen, which the people were hoping to have Copenhagen, then finally became Nolan Hagen. And there was no hope for the people at the end.

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And so, the only year of a law

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those are the ones who have satisfaction.

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Those are the ones who have contentment. Law. How often are they him? While at home he has no.

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They have nothing to be afraid of.

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And nothing to be sad about and grieve in the life of this world.

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Who are they? alladhina amanu waccamaw yaku

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they believe and they have Taqwa and taqwa is made up of l hope and Raja.

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It is made up of hope of fear and hope. There's two things in taqwa. It's the consciousness of Allah. Now think about these two things. There is fear of punishment. And there is hope in the mercy of Allah. And both of these elements make up taqwa. And some people even said, One scholar, they would debated the issue and they say, which one is more important?

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Is health more important? Or is Raja,

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which is the most important of tequila?

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And another great scholar Kodama makdessi, they answered he answered the question, and he said, is like saying, What's the difference between hopes and Ma? What's the difference between bread and water? Which one is more important? If you look at the to bread satisfies a hungry person, and water satisfies a thirsty person.

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So

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Both of them are important, depending upon whether you're hungry or whether you're thirsty. If you are thirsty, you don't want bread,

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the bread will make you more thirsty,

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you want water. But if you are starving, you want something solid. So you want the bread.

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And so they looked at the boat, they looked at it,

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which one of these elements and different opinions came up interesting discussion comes up about these two qualities. This is what we are balancing now in this world.

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And to a certain extent, we need them both.

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But the scholars said that in the time of massiah, if the sins have become the greatest issue, then the important part of taqwa is health. It is fear that you need to fear the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. You need to be conscious, that for every action, there's a reaction.

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If you do evil things, evil will come back to you. It will come back to you either in this life, or will come in the next life.

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And massiah today has become the order of the day.

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Just as we saw what the shape time what Yeah, the villa will do, he will command us to do evil and immorality, and to say against Allah, that which we know not. And so DACA law has been, it has become a system of mis education coming through the television and the media, a system of mis education for the younger children starting with cartoons. It starts with the children's cartoons, do not allow the children to sit and watch cartoons without being up without you checking it out. Because through these cartoons, they can make a story which is which is even worse than the movie.

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Because they create a being.

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And they put racism in that

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they will put hatred of women.

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They will put class consciousness rich over the poor. They will give all types of message to the children that by the time that child grows up, that child already has a hatred of himself. He's ashamed of his family. he's ashamed of his language. he's ashamed of his nation. He doesn't want to be himself. He wants to be something which is not real.

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And so in the time of Masia,

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the scholars say then the health is necessary. And the loss of pantalla and cirtl bayona. has told us very clearly and speaking about those who are successful,

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those believers in describing them, he said rhodiola Hwan home, what do they call the man Kashi araba?

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That Allah is pleased with with them, Allah will be pleased with them.

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Those believers who will get halal budhia

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that they will have the best place to live they will be in Jannah. Allah is pleased with them and they will be pleased with Allah Who is this for Valley kelemen hashirama

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that is for the one who fears his Lord,

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that he is aware of the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah is most merciful, but at the same time, that Allah is Severe in punishment.

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And that is important for us to realize, and it does not mean that if we have done something wrong in this world, that we are destined for Hellfire, Allah is most merciful. And a lot of tells us in the end in a la jolla treated the Nuba Jamia, Allah forgives all sins in this life. before death, Allah will forgive inshallah, any sin that you do, but it means tolvaptan na suha that you have to have a true repentance.

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To be satisfied to gain contentment, we all make mistakes. But if we make a mistake, we need to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala

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we need to make Toba and when we make Toba, it doesn't mean you just say a stock for the law. It means you recognize what you did wrong,

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that you turn repent to Allah azza wa jal and that you make the intention never to return to the sin.

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You make a strong intention, and then you do compensation. Part of Toba is ruddle mythology. That means you give back

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what happened with the people

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And some person will say, Okay, if I stole $1,000 from the store, and I make Toba then I can give back $1,000 Yes, you should give it back. I don't say to you take the money and go to the shopkeeper and say I stole $100 from your shop, because he's gonna call the police.

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But give it back to him some way. Give it back. Make your Toba to Allah subhanaw taala

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but the point is if you scandalize somebody, if you backbite somebody

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then what can be done?

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If you said something against another Muslim, we had an Imam in Cape Town.

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He was a mom who was a strong leader. And he had an Islamic school and he was a serious brother. And they made this discotheque. They made this nightclub, which they call dark side. And this is the one that had seven heavens seven levels in it.

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Okay. And the Imam.

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He found out that some of his students were in dark side

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Islamic school.

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So he was the kind of person he takes, he changes things with his hands. So the Imam he went down to dark side Saturday night, that dancing around, take ecstasy. They're all high and stoned. It's three o'clock in the morning and they go over to the food and they're dancing around and then they go to the restaurant. There's a little stall there. And then they say is the halau food.

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They're dancing around at three in the morning eyes are glazed. The Imam says your tea man did. He drove into dockside he went into the middle of the dance floor and he grabbed his students and he pulled them out of the place with his job on his cap. He went right inside me took his students out. Now. Some people are driving by and they see the mom going into dark side.

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A stuck federal law. There it is. The mom has gone the dark side. And they go back to their people and they start to talk. There it is. I saw demand for land for land and dark side. Then suddenly a man committed adultery Imam takes drugs. He mom does this. And the whole thing goes out of place. The question is did you go to the Imam and ask him why he was a doctor?

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If you went to the Imam and you asked him, then you would find that he would tell you I was doing nahi on Mon cash.

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I was forbidding evil things that dark side. He's the hero of dark side.

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But you said he's a criminal.

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Now the point is you want to make Toba.

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You found out that the Imam was actually bringing the students up you want to make Toba? How do you do this, you cannot pay the Imam money, you ruined his reputation.

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Now, the scholars say in this case, you will have to say good things about the Imam you will have to go around and say so much good about him until his reputation comes back. This is not the model

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this is the way you will compensate for the wrong that you did for that person. And so Toba has to be a complete action that the believers do and not something which is false, it is a complete program and we can even call it self analysis and reconstruction. And so by having this

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we will gain inshallah

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the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala

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to be allocated as the intelligent person

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less often or lay him Allah whom he has known. They have nothing to fear in this life. They are satisfied with who they are.

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They have nothing to be sad about the past. So we lived in racism. So we had slavery. So we have apartheid. Should I cry all night? No.

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I need to go forward.

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I need to go forward with no fear about what will happen in the time to come. And so we pray that Allah subhanaw taala would give us this contentment in the life of this world that allow would purify our hearts make us to be okay as the intelligent person and give us that success in this life and the hereafter. I leave you with these thoughts and I asked a lot to have mercy on me and you are full of Holy hell that was sakala li walakum wa salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh