What Comes After Ramadan & 7 Ways To Remain Steadfast

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AI: Summary © The speakers stress the importance of following Allah's worship and showing consistency in the worship until death. They stress the importance of remaining steadfast on Islam and not abandoning one's path of decisive actions until death. The speakers also emphasize the importance of monitoring one's behavior and following guidance and obligations to avoid sin. The importance of reading the Quran and following worship rules is also emphasized.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While Ali he also he remain, All Praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa taala. And may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon his seventh and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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still follows My dear respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam. A Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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and today's lecture is titled, what comes after Ramadan? First and foremost my brothers and sisters in Islam, we must praise Allah subhanahu wa taala that he allowed us to fast the month of Ramadan. And of course, we continuously ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to accept from us all righteous deeds and actions that we did during this month. Indeed, are Sahabi Allahu Anhu. They used to ask Allah subhanahu Medina to accept from them Ramadan, six months after Ramadan. So we are still in the first month of Ramadan. And we need to continuously ask ALLAH has vision to accept from us. And the best way to ask Allah azza wa jal to accept from us is to see and this is a dua found in the Quran, or

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Bannerghatta cobalamin in NACA and the semi rule Aleem were to Ballina in NACA into the wellbore Rahim. This is, of course, the DUA that Ibrahim and his son is married and Ali Hema Silla made after they had built the Kaaba.

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And they built the Cava by the command of Allah subhanahu wa taala. And even then, they would see a banner at the club Bell Mina, our Lord, accept from us. So it is very important to continuously ask Allah azza wa jal to accept from us our righteous deeds during the month of Ramadan. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Ramadan is now over.

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Well Subhan Allah, it finished really, really quickly.

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And so the question that we're supposed to ask ourselves is, what should we be doing after Ramadan?

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This is what we must reflect on and ponder over. This is what I wanted to share with you.

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As you see, my brothers and sisters in Islam after Ramadan, heedlessness overtakes a lot of people and many, many

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resolve back to the old evil and sinful habits and practices.

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And some, take a step backwards concerning the worship of Allah subhanahu wata Allah, delaying their prayers and so on.

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So the believer needs to be careful after this blessed month of Ramadan, because steadfastness and firmness upon the religion of Allah subhanahu wata Iona is a huge blessing. Allah azza wa jal only grants this blessing to those whom he loves, and he is pleased with SubhanaHu wata Allah. Allah azza wa jal in salat wa salam it says in the Levina called will Boone Allah for Mr. como de tener Zeno Allah he will mela eager to let the half a wallet as well. I'm sure we will bill Jannetty let the country come to attune Allah azza wa jal in the Quran he says, Indeed those who say are a boon Allah, our Lord is Allah for Mr. Como, and then they remain steadfast and committed upon Islam. Upon

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these people, the angels will descend at the time of their death, and they'll give them comforting news saying to them later, half a wallet horizontal, do not fee and do not be worried and do not be sad what up surely will will Jana and congratulations.

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You will be granted the paradise a let the quantum to our dune. Congratulations on the paradise that you have been promised. But you see the believer as he is dying. He's given this good news. He's given this Good News of entering the paradise. Why? How did he receive this good news in the AI said from Mr. Como because they remained steadfast upon the worship of Allah, whether it was in Ramadan, or before Ramadan or after Ramadan. When Hassan adversity Rahim Allah, He said, Those who said or boon, Allah are many. Those who say, our Lord is Allah are many. There are so many people that would say our

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Word is Allah. However, those who is the formal, remain firm and committed and steadfast upon the worship of Allah are a few.

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And this is why Sofia and ibn Abdullah Robbie Allahu Anhu. He asked the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for comprehensive advice.

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He said to me, almost all Allah polyfill Islam in Poland less and one who had an array like he said, O Messenger of Allah, give me comprehensive advice, that I will only ask you, and I don't want to ask anyone besides you. Give me something special and unique. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, and look at this. The way interview sallallahu alayhi wa sallam answered him, he answered him with words that were much less than the question. He said them cool mm to be learned from Mr. Creme.

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See, that indeed I have believed in Allah, si la ilaha illa Allah, and then be firm and committed and steadfast upon this word upon the worship of Allah until you die. And my brothers and sisters in Islam, in every Urraca of the prayer, we ask Allah assertion to keep us firm and guided upon the straight path. When we see IACA Nabu, er Cara Stein, Idina slaw Palmaz the team, everyday we're asking Allah azza wa jal to keep a steadfast and committed upon the straight path. Why do we do this? Because the purpose the objective and the purpose in life is to remain steadfast upon the worship of Allah until death. And this is what Allah said, insalata nature, why Buddha Rebecca had a

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directly opinion. worship your Lord, until death arrives to Eliakim is certainty and certainty, Messiah means death. Because there is nothing in life that is more certain than death.

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You know, you might have something today, you might have an appointment today. You might have something scheduled for tomorrow. All of this is uncertain. Maybe it can happen, maybe it's rescheduled, but the only certain thing that is waiting ahead in the future is death. So Allah azza wa jal said, worship your Lord, until certainty reaches you, until death reaches you.

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And so this is a command from Allah to remain steadfast upon the worship until death, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, enamel Armello will house a team,

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that the deeds of a person are by the endings, meaning you will be judged by the endings How did you end your life? That's how you'll be judged. How did you end your life

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and your ending cannot be good, unless you are always steadfast upon goodness, because death can strike anytime.

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So if you're always steadfast upon the religion upon the worship of Allah, then once death reaches you, and it can come any time, it will come to you while you are in a state of righteousness and steadfastness be if the law that's why it's important to always remain steadfast upon the worship of Allah. So this is a blessing from Allah, that we remain steadfast upon the worship until death, Allah He it is a blessing. And Allah only grants to those who are sincere and honest, in the relationship with Allah subhanahu wata Allah

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and remaining steadfast upon the worship of Allah after Ramadan is a great sign of acceptance. This is a good sign that your Ramadan has been accepted. You know, people ask, How do I know that my Ramadan was accepted? And it wasn't a waste? We say if you want to know without Allah, except that your Ramadan and your righteous actions during the Ramadan or not, then observe your state after Ramadan. See what you're getting up to after Ramadan. Allah azza wa jal in the Quran he said, Well Lavina Zelda who muda Allah azza wa jal, he says, Those who seek guidance, Allah who would increase them in guidance.

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That's when you're when you continue upon the worship of Allah after Ramadan, after having worship Allah and in Ramadan, then that is a good sign that your Ramadan was accepted. Allah azza wa jal he says we as Eid Allahu Levina todo

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Buddha, Allah increases those who seek guidance, He increases them guidance.

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So when you do a righteous deed, and then you follow up with a righteous deed, this is a sign of acceptance.

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This is a sign of guidance and success, that the believer is always in a state of righteousness during his life. And yes, you might slip and fall in sin and in error, Globe any other Mahapatra Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, All the son of Adam are sinners, you might sin after Ramadan. However, the believer doesn't abandon the path of righteousness and the obligations

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and then he falls completely into sin and transgression. Now, you see, there are some people, when they fall into their evil and old habits after Ramadan, sin and transgression, they give up. They completely give up in the Mercy of Allah and the forgiveness of Allah. And this one sin, a che upon whispers to them, that you've destroyed yourself, you've destroyed your state, and you're no longer a good person. You've just finished 30 days of Ramadan, and who you are returning to your sins and your old habits and the brother or the sister give up and now they will transgress and sin for 11 months of the until next Ramadan, as though they have been granted. Another Ramadan are guaranteed

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another Ramadan. This is a wrong mentality my brothers and sisters in Islam. after Ramadan, you will surely fall into sin and in error.

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But do not abandon the path of righteousness, the path of goodness. Do not abandon a Toba do not abandon seeking Allah's forgiveness. I give you an example. You see I'm wearing a white clean Cove. If I walk outside with this clean white cloth,

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and I was to walk in some dirt and mud was to come on my white clothing, act like a stain.

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What would I do? What does a person do? Do you just say oh, you know my cloth has gone dirty. And so now you smother your entire dress in dirt?

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Are you going to go to the nearest tap and get some water and worship? Because just the tiny dot just get rid of it. Right? And so my brothers and sisters in Islam. The idea is when you fall into sin after Ramadan, after having been cleansed from your sins with a new pure white crystal Polish tart.

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If you fall into a sin, Don't Drown into sin now, come out, be quick to repent and turn to Allah and seek his forgiveness and seek His mercy subhanho wa Taala you know, the next obligatory prayer you're going to pray that wipes away sins. One of the rewards of the obligatory prayers is that it wipes away sins. Every obligatory prayer wipes away your sins from that obligatory prayer to the one before it. One a stone for Allah, from a sincere honest heart will wipe away your sins. When you make a wall that'll wipe away sins as well. When you see Subhan Allah who won't be handy in the morning 100 times, it will wipe away sins, even if they were the size of the foam of the ocean.

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When you say after the prayers Subhan Allah 33 and Hamdulillah 33 times Allahu Akbar 33 times. And then you see Leila Illa hola Shigella lol mongkol on hamdu Hawala aqualisa included, you will wipe away your sins even if they were the size of the form of the ocean.

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Look at the opportunity that Allah azza wa jal gives us during the day and during the night to wipe our sins away. So if you fall into sin after Ramadan, don't give up and believe that you're hopeless, and that you'll never never be able to give up your your bad and evil habits. And then you go all out and drown in sin and abandon righteousness and goodness. And tell yourself hellos. Next Ramadan, I'll make a serious commitment. Don't be fooled. These are the tricks in the games of a Shavon rather than believer after Ramadan, if he falls in a sin, He is quick to repent and to come back to Allah. And I told you, the next obligatory prayer will deal with that sin, the sin will be

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wiped away, don't worry.

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But the main thing after Ramadan is do not abandon the path of righteousness and the path of worship and the path of goodness. So we need to monitor ourselves during this period now after

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Ramadan, the sign of acceptance is that Allah grants us the ability to engage in more righteous actions. Some of the seller for Him of whom Allah, they used to see minilab and Hassan Al Hassan Altova. They used to see from the virtue of a good deed, is that a good deed come straight after it. This is a sign of acceptance Allah azza wa jal in the Quran it says, Woman young Turriff has an earthen Nezzie level fee her her SNA in Allah who have all unshackle Allah azza wa jal says, whoever, whoever does a good deed, we will increase him in goodness. You see, this is very logic, my brothers and sisters in Islam, after Ramadan monitor this period, if you find yourself engaging in

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righteous actions, at least at least remaining consistent upon your obligations, then this is a sign that hola except that the AUTOMOBIL and the righteous deeds that were dominant Ramadan, and the efforts that you spent in the last 10 Nights seeking Laila to mother.

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So my brothers and sisters in Islam increase in goodness and righteous actions and indeed,

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my brothers and sisters in Islam,

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I want to share with you

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some of the ways in remaining steadfast upon righteousness after Ramadan.

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I did mention on the flyer there are five but perhaps I'll mention a little bit more. But let's get through these five factors. Number one,

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a da

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da is very important for whoever wants to remain steadfast upon the worship of Allah after Ramadan.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was asked on selama his wife was asked, What was the most abundant DUA and the sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make? She said, Can you kill a newborn? Allah whomever can live and pollute a bit can be Allah de Nick.

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In the are you listening to what I'm saying? This is the most frequent dua of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a man who was already guided, a man who is already guaranteed the paradise a man who is the most beloved creation to Allah has its origin. And his most dire was all Turner of the hearts his calling to Allah.

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Keep my heart firm upon your religion. Keep my heart firm upon your obedience and upon your worship.

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Because maybe sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He was asked, Why is this your most frequent door?

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He said because the hearts of the sleeves are between two fingers of Allah subhanahu wa Allah and Allah azza wa jal turns them the way he wants. Do you understand what this means?

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It means if you're desperate for guidance,

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and you're begging that Allah azza wa jal bring you closer to his Deen. Then this is the art you're supposed to be making. Because your heart right now as you're listening to me, is in the fingers of Allah subhanho wa Taala he flips and returns the way he wants. So show Allah sincerity. Show him honesty, that you want the path of righteousness, and Allah azza wa jal will grant it to you in a moment.

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Now, Allah azza wa jal has given guidance to the most evil and wicked people that lived on earth. Why wouldn't he give it to you? No, Omar, probably Allahu Anhu was an evil man before he became Muslim. He was feed by the believers. He was doing horrible things. Can you imagine? In a moment, Allah turned his heart to goodness and righteousness, and he accepted Islam Allahu Akbar. Where did this come from? Allah azza wa jal is the one who guides the heart.

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So there is no doubt that a dua is a huge mantle, for the believer that wants steadfastness after Ramadan, and righteousness after Ramadan.

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And also from the dua of the schools and the people of knowledge. And Allah azza wa jal records this in the Quran, he said, Obinna, Allah to zero Kuru Banga is had a tener Wahab learn me lagoon Kurama in Mecca and tell Wahab

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the DUA This is the dua of scholars, scholars, the scholars, you know when when you and I look at scholars and people of knowledge, we think impossible that these people ever be

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You misguided? Isn't this what you think? Well at least this is what we assume that this is a scholar. This is a righteous man. This is a person that she has knowledge, he will never be misguided. But you know, that the scholar and you know the people have abundant knowledge. You know what one of the DUA is and it's recorded in the Quran, the seagull of Benin our Lord, led to Zulu banner. Do not miss guide our hearts after you have guided us. What have led me loom Kurama and gift us grant us mercy from you. In mental health, you're the gift giver. You're the one who gives over compassionate, the kind, the Merciful.

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This is the dua of scholars. This is the dua of people of knowledge. They see our Lord. Do not deviate our hearts after you have guided us. So continue to make this diet after Ramadan. So y'all have been airlifted to the Kuru bene bar that you've had the internet.

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Always ask Allah azza wa jal for firmness and guidance and focus in your Salat. When you're seeing a dino Salop almost the pm at least 17 times a day. We are asking Allah azza wa jal, this best dua in the best of deeds which is a solid, we say Our Lord, guide us to the straight path and from the greatest forms of guidance is to remain steadfast upon righteousness and good deeds and obedience until death

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by Brothers and Sisters in Islam, the second way in how we can remain consistent and steadfast upon the worship of Allah

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is to be honest and sincere see with Allah has solution.

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Indeed, Allah solution does not disgrace an honest Cincy slave of his impossible. Law solution does not play tricks and games with the servants. If you are sincere and you're honest in your relationship with Allah has solution, then Allah azza wa jal will grant you steadfastness upon obedience and worship until the day you die.

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Now, and when we see being honest and sincere, with Allah, that means you must prefer what Allah loves, over that which you love. You know the body loves to rest and sleep at night. But when the event of invasion is called, you need to prefer what Allah loves. And at that moment, Allah wants you to rise from your bed and head towards the masjid for the men and for the woman to get up and to make will do and pray at home.

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Now you are preferring what Allah loves over what you love. Now you are being honest and sincere in terms of your relationship with Allah subhanahu wata Allah. And there's of course, many examples for this. When the the sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith he said, we're in neurological layout. I'm going to be Amelie al Jana had them a Hakuna obey you know who are they?

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In love your first big quality Hill guitar player Maroubra Amelia Island nearly failed. Holloman Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, perhaps could be a person who does the righteous deeds does the actions of the people of the paradise until between him and death there is a handstand. That's it. He's almost going to die. And he's been doing good deeds all his life. He's been obedient to Allah all his life. And just before his death, he does the deeds of the people of the Hellfire. And he is thrown in the Hellfire Allahu Akbar.

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This is a scary Hadith. But do you know the reason for why this happened?

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Why was this person in the last moment of his life? He started doing the actions of the people of the hellfire and he entered the hellfire.

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This is explained in another narration. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, female duly nurse all his life he was doing righteous deeds.

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Female Abdullah, Nas according to what people saw as righteousness, meaning he wasn't sincere he, he wasn't honest. He only did righteous deeds in front of the people. And when he was alone, he couldn't care less about his obedience to Allah and his relationship with Allah azza wa jal.

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That's why he entered the Hellfire because he was not honest. And so there are people like this, that when Ramadan came, they came in they showed their faces in the masjid because How embarrassing. Everyone's going to the mosque.

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Should except me, so I must go. And there are some people that would stop music altogether in Ramadan.

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They didn't, sorry they did not stop they paused their habit of music, intending that on the night of read, I will return back to music. This is what he is intending in Ramadan. This is not an accepted Tober

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This is doing something so that this is not being honest in the relationship with Allah. This is someone doing something showing the people that look in Ramadan, I respect this month people I respect Ramadan, I will not listen to music. But on the night of an aide, I am going to be pumping this music once again. And I will be making my reels and inserting music in them once again. After replacing that with machine throughout Ramadan. What however Quwata illa and I worry for people like this. How can you see? And how can you be convinced from within your heart that you are honest and sincere in your relationship with Allah and in your obedience to Allah and in your Toba with Allah

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azza wa jal, one of the conditions of a Toba is to not intend to return to the same when a whole level of water level low ask Allah azza wa jal to strengthen our belief and obedience of him Subhanahu wa Taala some people in Ramadan, they just put a pause to watching the Haram

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and they put a pause to the Haram interactions between

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any non Muslims they put a pause to the boyfriend girlfriend relationships, and then the night of ulead Allahu Akbar. Many stories

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of people going back to their old habits and with with passion and intensity, that ilaha illallah

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where is the sincerity in this? Where's the honesty in your relationship with Allah? We need to be sincere we need to be honest, my brothers and sisters in Islam. I give you an A story. And that is

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the story of Abu polyp. You know our polyp is the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Do you know why? Allah did not grant our polyp success? To see let Ilaha illa Allah and die as a believer. You know why?

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Ultimately, because he wasn't honest and sincere in his love for the beasts Allahu alayhi wa salam. Let me explain to you in our politics. He apparently loved the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam obviously that his nephew

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will probably be even would travel with him to be sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Hashem. He took him and didn't take any of his children in the known story of the hero out wipe.

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And when Apollo was on his deathbed,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him Yeah, I'm cool Kelly method por la ilaha illallah calamata know how you like me her and Allah Yeoman, Tia. He said my uncle, si la ilaha illa Allah, I will defend you and I will help you on the Day of Judgment with this word.

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Savile polyp

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is on his deathbed. Look at the HSC la la llamada tip.

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And Abuja Han was there and the friends of Abu Jamal these evil company look look what evil friends do. They sit to him a total of one milliliter abdomen polyp. They condemned them

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and they sit them how are you going to abandon the religion of Abdulmalik the religion of a ship

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and he became hesitant about Bali became hesitant. And then the visa Allahu alayhi wa sallam with CTMC La Ilaha illa Allah and Bucha Have you seen TM? How can you abandon the religion of your forefathers and eventually have a polyp?

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He died as a disbeliever.

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He said I die upon the religion of Abdulmalik and he did not say La ilaha illallah when the sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very sad, and he sought forgiveness for him until Allah azza wa jal revealed that you're not allowed to seek forgiveness for him because he died. And of course, I will polyp, his punishment will be reduced in the Hellfire because he defended in the resolve Allahu alayhi wa sallam. However, he'll be in the Hellfire forever. But the question is about Bali. He loved in the view, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by what we can see. And he defended him and so on. So why didn't Allah give him the ability to see La ilaha IL Allah as he was dying? I tell you why. And

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I told you, because he was not sin See, in supporting the cause of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was not honest.

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wasn't and there and that's why there is an aeration that herbal barley sent to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Lola and twice a year on your college yopu in namaha, Allahu Allah, delicate Jezza La Crosse to be hygienic. This is also a Muslim, I will probably be setting the visa Allahu alayhi wa sallam. If it wasn't for the fee of what Polish would see about me, after I die.

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I would have submitted I would have said La Ilaha illa Allah and I would have made you happy with it.

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Meaning upon him, was afraid of what people are going to see about him if he said La ilaha illallah he was afraid of being mocked and ridiculed. If he was to abandon the religion of Abdulmalik the religion of a ship, he had pride and he was worried about his reputation among the people.

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This was his Lord. His reputation was his Lord. And he preferred that his reputation be good. Overseeing La Ilaha illa Allah

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subhanaw taala.

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See, he wasn't sincere, he wasn't honest.

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He worried about his reputation and His name among the people.

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But Abdullah Abu Abu Bakr was convinced that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the final prophet. He was convinced.

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But he didn't and he couldn't submit because he wasn't sincere. Allahu Akbar. This is why I'm telling you my brothers and sisters in Islam. We must be careful. We must be honest and insincere in our relationship with Allah subhanahu wa taala. When you're honest and you're sincere in your relationship with Allah, Allah azza wa jal will grant the firmness and steadfastness upon Islam upon obedience Bismillah until the day you die, ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us the steadfastness my brothers and sisters in Islam, and we need to know why we were created. Allah said one the HELOC to general insane Lily I will do I did not create mankind and jinn except that they worship Me. Allah

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Hafiz Aya is the key to guidance and it is the essence of remaining steadfast upon the worship. Once you learn this area, and then you take a step backwards, you will live an honest and sincere life with Allah azza wa jal

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because when you know that the only reason for why you are created is to obey Allah. Now of course you're going to be sincere and honest in your relationship with Allah.

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In Surah Al Anam Allah azza wa jal he said put in a solid usuki Omaha Rama Murthy delay Hello bill I LME see and declare publicly and announced to the people that my solid and my rituals and my entire life and my death is all for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. He's your purpose. Your purpose is to worship Allah. So be sin, see, and be honest, in your worship and obedience of Allah. And the reward the result will be that Allah azza wa jal will grant you steadfastness upon Islam and upon Eman until the day you die. As Allah azza wa jal is solid Ibrahim he said you for a bit Allah Lavina Manu Bill probably 30 Different hayati dunya fill Allah azza wa jal He grants the believers,

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steadfastness in this worldly life and in the afterlife, the afterlife, meaning when they die, and they're in their grief, and the angels will come and we'll ask them, moderate book who's your Lord, Allah will give you steadfastness and grant you firmness to see, My Lord is Allah and the rest of the questions that are asked in the grief. Now,

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my brothers and sisters in Islam.

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The third way in how we can remain committed and steadfast upon the worship of Allah after Ramadan is no doubt

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to observe our five daily prayers at least. And be consistent with that. If your prayers are right and consistent, then you will be granted energy and strength to be firm and steadfast upon the worship of Allah throughout your life. Listen to this hadith and maybe sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, is the chemo Wallet. So while Mo and the Hydra Amelie como solid, whether you have a violin who elimine and maybe sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he commended us in this hadith. He said, it's tough to be firm and be steadfast upon the religion of Allah. And he said well and bustle and

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We've never been able to achieve 100% steadfastness. We can't obviously because the human being falls in sin he forgets he becomes heedless, he gets tired, he gets lazy and so on. But they listen to this. When an abuse of Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, Be steadfast, straight after it, he said, and know that the best deed

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is the pray.

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He said, The prayer is the best deed.

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And so the question is,

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why did he say the prayer is the best deed, after he commanded us to remain firm and steadfast?

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There's a connection between these two, meaning that the prayer is the greatest matter that will keep you steadfast upon the obedience of Allah subhanahu wata isla.

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And that's why a solid comes from the word surah. Which means a link, because a solid is the link and connection between you and Allah subhanahu wa. And the first thing that you'll be judged about on the Day of Judgment is your prayer. If it is good and upright, meaning you fulfilled all the pillars in the obligations of the prayers, then everything else is right. Everything else that you did in life is all good.

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Imagine, and it all you're fasting us to do, and everything will be perfect and tops.

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And if this prayer was abandoned and neglected and wasted,

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then all your good deeds that you did throughout your life are also wasted and abandoned and all rejected. So there is no doubt that the greatest matter that will keep you steadfast upon the deen of Allah is that you observe your prayers on time and carefully. The prayers especially the obligatory prayers, if you find yourself after Ramadan, praying your prayers on time, that's a good sign that your Ramadan was accepted and that's a good sign that you are being steadfast and firm after Ramadan

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and add to your obligatory prayers, some sunnah and praise don't neglect the Sunnah and praise

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previous sunnah number wetip to like out before Fisher at least to like add before bow to like after and to after moving into after Isha that's a sooner or later they attend blackout yes there are other mother had that mentioned it's 12 o'clock at and they make that for before book. But the correct opinion Allahu Allah

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is that sooner no variety is temperature. Very easy. One low heat is very easy to bring them to before the hot

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and to before measured and to afterward until after move live until after a shirt. Very easy. And I tell you the easiest way to prevent is as soon as the cross your mind get up and pray. Say

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act upon the thought. The moment the Sunnah pray, crosses your mind get up and pray it. You see if the Sunnah crosses your mind. And then you say I'll pray it leader I'll pray it leader the more you do you delay it.

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The the tougher it's going to be to get up and pray it. The che pawns was twice is going to be intense. And so that's the idea of mucha hadda, to knifes the spiritual struggle, the Bucha headed to knifes. It can be over in one second. As soon as you finish a solid and you say a Stanford Allah or Stanford Allah, a Stanford Allah get up. If you think that oh, if I read all the guilt after the prayer, I'm going to not end up praying the Sunnah after the print, then set a stop for a lot of stuff or a lot of stuff a lot. Get up, straight away, get up and pray. Because as soon as you say Allahu Akbar the the struggle and the fight is over. It's finished. Close, there's nothing you're

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going to struggle about. Allah here is very easy my brothers and sisters in Islam.

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And remember, the more you perfect your Salat, the obligatory prayers, the Sunnah and prayers, then you are on a path of steadfastness and righteousness until your diabetes Nila. And don't forget to pray something of the night prayers. And with that as well.

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Pray at least one block at night.

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The best of the obligatory prayers of the best of the voluntary prayers

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after the Sunnah neurotic is the night prayer.

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So make sure you're praying at least one icon and with that, that's the most beloved of the prayers to Allah azza wa jal in Allah with the rune new hipbelt WITR.

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Allah is all

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He's one and he loves a limited. Number sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I will tell the

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people of Quran and to my brothers and sisters in Islam, and we all wanting to be from the people of the Quran in sha Allah We ask Allah azza wa jal to make us from the people of the Quran, then the people of the Quran are supposed to pray, and with it before they sleep,

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or after you sleep when you wake up before then affiliate, choose the time for yourself and prayer with one by God. And always be conscious of the fact that the more you pray and engage in the prayer, then this is a means it's a way to remain steadfast upon obedience and upon the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Now, at least, to like at night, and then add to that one black girl with at least three

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Allahu Akbar, if you prefer lockout that night,

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for the entire year, that will equal to 1095 ala carte,

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which is 2192 opportunities of sujood. How does a person neglect all this and waste all this?

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the fourth matter that keeps us steadfast upon the worship of Allah azza wa jal is to be consistent in your worship. You want steadfastness upon worship, then be consistent in your worship. When the VI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, habit, Amelie illallah, Eduardo, our income, the most beloved deeds to Allah are the consistent deeds, even if they were done in small portions.

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So, you know, I always like to share the words of Imam Muhammad, in what he said, is a lack of equilibrium. Marian sepco believed that women Houghton Pollock or la heeta would

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have you be steadfast upon the worship, or consistent in your worship, listen, from every type of worship, set a standard for yourself, start with this standard on these you have energy increase, and on these you don't have energy, at least you don't go underneath the standard. Let me give you an example.

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If we're speaking about reading the Quran, that's our ship.

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Assign for yourself a standard, say you're going to read one page of Quran a day. And you're going to read the translation of this page and you want to try to understand one page, give yourself 15 minutes, be consistent. Choose the time in the morning in the evening, whatever it is, on certain days, if you find energy and strength that you can read more Bismillah read more than per page. And on these in which you find that you're lazy, you're struggling, you're sick, you're tired, whatever it is, then at least don't go underneath your standard and read that one page. That's how you achieve consistency in worship. And if you're consistent in your worship, that's a means in how to

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remain steadfast and committed upon Islam and upon EMA.

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That's a very, very good any advice from a low level or hammer home Allah, even when it comes to the Yanni worship of, of the morning and the evening of God, that's a worship set for yourself a standard see to yourself that every morning and every evening, at least I'm going to read it and kursi called who Allah who I had pulled over a little bit fell upon our Bill of bigness. And I'm also going to cc util is still felt Allahumma Anthropy, La ilaha illa all of it. That's your standard. On these in way you have time and you have energy and you have strength, do all of the of Goddess Salah Han mircette All of them. And then these in which you're lazy or you're feeling tired

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or you don't have the time or you're or you're busy, then at least don't go underneath your standard. And that way, we can see that you did some of Karasawa you've engaged in that worship,

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tape this principle and apply it to all the other types of worship. Now, the fifth way of course in how we remain firm and steadfast upon the deen of Allah azza wa jal no doubt is to read the Quran, Allah azza wa jal, he said, All Lavina Cafaro Lola Zilla Allah you let them Haider canaliculi with a bit a bit further Curatola Hotel de la

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la Xhosa Lee said that the disbelievers said, Why wasn't the Quran revealed as a whole unto the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Because you know my brothers and sisters

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at the law will Injeel the Bible and the Torah. It was revealed unto the Prophet Musa Musa alayhis salam in one hole as our

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whole, it came down, one go. But the Quran was revealed over 23 years. So the disbelievers they said they are rasool Allah, and they didn't say Allah so Allah but they asked him, they said,

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Why wasn't the Quran revealed as a whole? Just take one go? Allah azza wa jal answers, and he said Catholic live with a bit of behavioral adic. Allah says We reveal that over time, in small portions so that you remain steadfast upon the deme so that your heart remains firm and committed upon Islam. What does this mean?

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It means the fact that it was revealed over 23 years meaning in the beast, Allahu alayhi wa sallam was engaged in the resuscitation of the Quran every single day for 23 years. And that granted him firmness and steadfastness upon the deen of Allah. So if you want the same thing, have a strong and an intense relationship with the Quran, read the Quran every single day. In small pieces doesn't matter. Read portions, understand what you're reading, and then implement that which you are reading by Allah. You will remain steadfast and you will remain firm upon the obedience in the worship of Allah subhanahu wata Anna you know, the Quran is divided into 30, Josette, Walla Walla, he if you

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just give half an hour a day and divide the 30 minutes 10 minutes in the morning 10 minutes after arsenal 10 minutes before sleep, you will read one user

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if you cannot read that quick listen, listen. Listening to the Quran earns you the same reward as reading the Quran for every letter you listen is 10 hours and

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30 minutes a day with the Quran Allah it's not much 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes after hours or 10 minutes before sleep and you finished one just and in one month you finish the Quran.

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And this is going to keep your steadfast upon the deen of Allah subhanahu wa ala now, and always remind yourself

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this is the meaning of life. This is what I want to achieve in life. And that is to understand the word of Allah and implemented in my life. Now, it's good because when you read the Quran, even though you're not going to understand every single letter and every single word, but the idea is if you're reading one juice a day or listening to one juice a day, it's going to remind you, it's going to remind you of very important things in life. So it will keep you aware. It will keep you focused.

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It will remind you of Allah's Mercy of Allah has forgiven us. It will remind you that you're supposed to rely upon Allah. It'll remind you of the stories of the prophets and the struggles and the hardships they went through. You don't have to be a scholar. Just a simple translation as you're listening to the Quran in the Arabic language.

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The heart needs to always be reminded and exposed to the word of Allah azza wa jal

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let's imagine you're listening to the Quran and you can pass the ayah in Nala Becca was your role model filler? That the Lord is vast in forgiveness? All Llahi this creates that peace and tranquility in the heart.

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Does that need a scholar to explain it to?

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I'm telling you we all are in need of reading McCullough, all of us the young and the old,

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the Muslim and the non Muslim everyone everyone is in need of reading Quran. But you my brothers and sisters in Islam, especially us.

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When we read the Quran, it's not just about oh, you know what, we need to read it because it's Allah's word. This guidance here.

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If you're reading a user a day or you're listening to choose a day and following the translation,

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your heart will connect with these as a good reminder for us.

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You'll learn and recognize who Allah is and every single day you're doing this Allah he will soften the heart. And that's how you remain firm and steadfast

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upon the worship of Allah subhanahu wata isla.

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Now, I don't want to take longer than this. I'll share two more things very quickly. Number six, how you can remain firm upon the deen of Allah azza wa jal is attending lessons, attend lessons online. The lesson is like fuel in the car. You know, when the car is running low on fuel, you stop at the petrol station, or the gas station wherever you live and whatever you call it, you fill up the car petrol, and then it goes. That's exactly what the lessons and the lectures do. Like now we're listening to this lecture Wallahi I, Danny, I benefit from my own lecture more than you benefit.

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These lectures are very important for us to listen

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To attend and to revise them. And every single day if you can listen to a lecture or to listen, online, it's not Allah, Allah He it's not. It's not difficult. It's not difficult. It's not difficult for the one who wants Aloha solution. It is not difficult for one who is honest and sincere in his relationship with Allah azza wa jal, whoever wants Allah and He wants what is with Allah in the afterlife of the paradise in His mercy and pleasure. He'll find this very easy to listen to lectures, and that'll keep you steadfast upon the deen of Allah subhanahu wa taala This is why Allah azza wa jal mandated at least once a week, solid Joomla upon them in annual solid Joomla

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there is a reminder, there is a lecture that is going to remind you about Allah, you know, and that's the believer was supposed to always be seeking knowledge and learning that will strengthen us and will keep us steadfast upon the worship of Allah azza wa jal and finally, a number seven, I'll conclude with this. And that is to remain steadfast upon the worship of Allah. Keep away from sins, as much as you can.

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Because since they deter us, they keep us away from righteousness. The more you engage in sins, the more you do since the heart becomes black, it becomes heavy, and it dislikes good deeds, it'll start turning away from the obedience of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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So keep away from sins as best as you can. Maybe some Allahu alayhi wa sallam said it tequila hired him to cook up but the nurse and the B sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, avoid the sins and you will be the most righteous of mankind. Allahu Akbar. Imagine this. You see doing good deeds. It's easy everyone could do righteous deeds. You can pray voluntary prayers you can give sadaqa to charities Allahu Akbar, masha Allah. Look at the world today in terms of charities and good deeds. So many organizations, so many people sharing links of charity or donate here donate we're feeding the poor, we're closing the poor. We're building tents with Masha Allah, this is fantastic. This is beautiful.

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We ask Allah azza wa jal to bless the efforts, but the idea is only a few will find it.

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And end I'm saying Not everyone can can do these righteous deeds, but it's only the righteous believer that keeps away from sins. So only the righteous when the true righteous people are the people that keep away from sins. This is why in the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam said it stuck in my head into code other than

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he said, avoid sins and you will be the most righteous of the people. Allahu Akbar.

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So keep away from sins as best as you can, especially after Ramadan sins, could wipe away your good deed the good, there are certain sins that would wipe away and destroy your record of good deeds. That's why in the beasts of Allah azza wa jal, he said, manager Bill Hassan Fela mashallah on failure, the one who comes on the Day of Judgment with a good deed, Allah would multiply it for him 10 times of no pay your Mohamed Omar said but the condition is you have to come with the same with the good deed. Mangia Bill has whoever came on the day of judgment with a good deed.

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So the idea is you can lose it before the day of judgment. And in order to preserve your good deeds, you need to keep away from sins,

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backbiting it wipes away sins.

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Missing the obligatory prayers, wipes away good deeds.

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Be careful. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said

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that whoever misses solid will also for Kabul Pamela who then his righteous deeds of that day will be destroyed will be erased, his righteous deeds will be erased, revealed about why Muhammad Allah said this is not only limited to solid that also rather these extended to all the obligatory prayers. Missing the obligatory prayers and not praying them on time will result in good deeds being wiped away.

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So in order to remain steadfast upon the worship of Allah, keep away from sins altogether. And most importantly, ask Allah azza wa jal as we said to grant the firmness and steadfastness upon the deen of Allah. This is it my brothers and sisters in Islam. We come to the end of this lecture we ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive our sins and our shortcomings. We asked him Subhanahu wa Taala to grant us forgiveness and mercy. And we asked him Subhanahu wa Taala to admit us in the highest levels of the paradise manorbier and also the penal Shahada. It was solid. Hassan ecoffee Allahu Allah. Wa Salatu was Salam ala ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine