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He's known for his real talk, straightforward attitude, dark sense of humor. And above all else, his baton Koofi once he's gotten your attention, which will be instant, The Big Easy is a force not to be reckoned with. We dare you. hailing from London UK shift of a visa studied both pharmacy and anthropology at the University of Manchester and later studied Arabic Islamic law and earn from scholars around the world. He's passionate about global humanitarian causes and is the founder of prophetic guidance and the strategic director of first ethical Charitable Trust she abrasive brings a certain kind of flavor packed with a powerful punch at the end of his session. You'll be left

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wondering Wow, what just happened

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without going

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anywhere without we're not we're

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not too sure what you guys are all here for. I think that you guys are here to hear some kind of great talk or something. But I'm afraid also about that last week.

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I'm only here to eat ham this this evening, Denzel

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I'm going to the ghetto.

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The ghetto

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Mashallah, I heard that hamdulillah I heard that my boy for heart disease. He wrote this joint LIKE A BOSS

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smashed around the park smilla Masha, Allah

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you know, you get to keep an eye on him. You know is is an amazing brother. Mashallah is going to go huge. He's going to go big. Anyway, we spend our final Rahim hamdulillah

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Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela.

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I wanted to speak a little bit about what I didn't get a chance to speak about last week. And in Ottawa, I'm so happy actually that I'm speaking before shefali because I'm going to do what he did to me basically give him no time left.

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He called me up so bad panel, I had like a one hour lecture he gave me like about 10 minutes.

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So chef who didn't know where he is. But so when he comes in, he's gonna realize Don't mess with me. So what I want to speak about is a topic which is dear to my heart is called reliable him. Now, around him, you know, many people struggle to try and translate what it actually means. You could say, I mean, I've called it raising the game. That's because you know, that's the way we speak, raising the game is like, having a high ambition, a lofty, lofty aspiration, having that intention to take it higher and higher yourself, reaching into yourself and pushing it, as we all know, we can do. And

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I thought that perhaps we can look at some of the principles behind attaining the very best. And I thought the only way we can actually do that is to try and understand who we are first, as human beings. See Allah subhanaw taala. He created in Sun mankind from three basic components. Now, the first is the roof, if you like the soul, and that is from the matters of the Raven, we do not know much about that. In fact, the last part it specifically tells us in the Quran to actually have this issue, you've only been given very little knowledge. And so we say Hamdulillah, we believe in it. And then the second component is the the the body itself, the physical part of our body, our body,

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if you like and that's made from travertine. And we know that and the third aspect of our or third component of a human being is the appeal of the intellect. Now, this intellect is a very important aspect of our creation because it is by this intellect that we are distinguished from other creations. See Allah subhanaw taala created the melodica. Now the malayaka are actually in sha Allah in this room here. That's pretty insane when you think about that, you know, because Allah subhanaw taala sends the magnetic to those places where he is remembered, and today has been a date of Quran and the people talking about the Quran. This is like the best Vicar which is possible. And therefore

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this makes this a helper from the allopathic or from the circles of Vicar. So we have angels amongst us and angels. They are created in a very unique way. They have tech leave tech leaf meaning legal responsibility, meaning that they have to do what they are told but they have

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Have no desires, they have no desires. They're not held hostage to what they may lie or may they want to do or or lust after they don't even have that. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala says like as soon Allah Hama, Amara home, wherever Luna maroun, that they do not disobey Allah subhanaw taala and what they have been commanded, they only do what they have been commanded to do. That's it, they are told do and they do it. The thought of not doing it not wanting to do it doesn't even enter into their mind. Your Sabina Laila wonder how

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they exalt Him night and day. They don't get tired. They don't

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pull back, they keep going. They keep going. And Subhan Allah, Allah subhanaw taala created another creation, the exact opposite of the angels, the one and becoming needy. Animals basically. And animals are the exact opposite in that they have no tech leave no legal responsibility so they don't have to actually be held accountable for their actions. They don't need to worry about anything like that, as for their desires, will that is the whole basis of their life. They are completely overpowered by their desires. And that is why when we act in a very base way, in a very poor way, we say this is animalistic behavior we follow in our desires. The whole concept of bestiality.

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animalistic behavior is acting like an animal that has no other function, but just to live and eat and do whatever they do. And this and this reality, allows parenthood explains to us in the Quran, and you guys want to hear about the Quran and I want to try and give you this picture from the Quran. That's a loss of power to Allah created in Sun bang in the middle. So we have the higher one on this side, we have the Malacca on the other side, we have been given the ethical and legal responsibility for our actions, meaning we will be held accountable for everything as Allah subhanaw taala has done for the melodica. Yet, unfortunately, we have been given desires, strong desires,

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which we have to control and which we will be held accountable for. Therefore, when we slip up, then Allah subhanaw taala describes us just like that creation that have been overpowered by their desires, animals in whom callaham Ebola whom Allah Subhana Allah subhanaw taala says that they are actually like cattle. This is when human beings they drop their standards and they act stupid in one color and they are like kettle bell, whom are Bongo Sevilla? In fact, actually no. They are what they are more straight. That's what law says. Actually, they are more a stray.

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And that is something to really think about. That when you are letting yourself down with poor behavior. Allah subhanaw taala is comparing you to the west of actual creation, a creation that has no pain, no No, no, no function, no objective, no real end points out of life. If you're not held accountable for something, you're not going to gender.

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If you're not held accountable for your actions, you have nothing to live for, except this dunya. So you will do whatever you do in this dunya Valentina cafaro Yamato onawa kulana, Kamata, kulana, one narrow masala, Allah Subhana Allah says no Quran, those who disbelieve those who are not interested in our science, those who reject our science, what do they do yet to make Darwin just chill out? spend the whole life tossing enjoying themselves without Cologne, they just eat and how did they eat? This constantly eating, eating, eating, they eat like cattle.

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Cattle, you know, when you watch them, they just go here and they just have a little nibble. Then they go then they have a little nibble and they go then they graze and they graze and they there's no function to their life. Then they're going to eat and eat and I'm going to come around on a slice I'm going to eat as big steak. That's it. That's a function of their life just to be our under our subjugation. Allah subhanaw taala has many. It's a very serious issue to be compared to you at the worst of creation.

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And in another from another angle, Allah subhanaw taala tells us the story of as the morpha Syrian said the man a man called Bella, who was at the time of satana Musa alayhis salam. Now, this man, Allah subhanaw taala had blessed actually and had given him knowledge had given him knowledge of the signs. Allah subhanaw taala says about him What do Allah He never led it never is enough. Fun Salah Harmon have one for Cana mineral horween

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Tell them young Hammond, the story of the one that we gave knowledge of our science.

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But he let it slide. He wasn't interested in the science associate on hooked him up for adoption. And he didn't become from those people who went astray. So let's pantalla is sending us about a person, not an ordinary person, but a person that we had given knowledge had given the idea and the understanding of our science. Okay, now you know, what's so important about that? That means that Allah is talking about a person who is the same as every single person in this room is a practicing Muslim, a practicing slave of Allah, one who has been given a knowledge of the reality and who tries to actually act upon that reality. francisella Harmon Ha. But you know what he did? He just drifted

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away from those those signs for

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shaytaan them hooked him up. That's what shaytan does. That's his daily occupation. He just goes around, hooking people up, and I'm gonna tell you something, you have better, you had better understand that the people that he wants to hook up most of the people in this room.

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He's not interested in Nagasaki and outside. He's not interested in the people who don't practice Islam. We don't come to the masjid. We don't read Quran. We don't practice the deen. We don't keep good company. He's not interested in those folks. Those folks are taken. Those folks was so easy. They actually went to shaytan. She doesn't even have to go after them.

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But these people, as Allah has described, the ones that have been given the signs are either Muslims, they are the MVPs that the shaitaan is after

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MVP. They are the most valuable people, not a player people.

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They are the people that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed and they are the big catch the big fish, the big prizes. Shaytan is after all the time. Because when you take these boys down, you take the community down, because when the practicing Muslim slips up, you can be 100% sure that every single person is waiting for that people are going to hate, they love hating and they love hating on practicing Muslims. So when they see the one in hijab go when they see the one the beard go when they see the one in the third go and go can be anything from start breaking away from the masjid start following the desires staggering, obsessed Janjua following celebrity nonsense. And because

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it's out there, this kind of fitna is an absolutely engulfing disease, which is encompassing every aspect of our life.

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The social networks that we use for keeping company and doing dow have now turned on us, and are feeding us information, and feeding us meat and food for our desires at a rate of knots, which is astonishing. So much so that our brains have now lost the ability to have patience with anything over a page long, or a spoken word or a video or a lecture over five minutes. You know how that happened? Because we're getting so much information. So regularly stimulating our brains like this every single second one tweet three tweets, six tweets, 70, this update, comment notification comment information, he did this, she did that I did this. It's insane. The mind cannot handle good

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quality information anymore. The only way you can do it is to go and go into some kind of corner and cut everything off all internet, all devices, and just pretend that you have gone back 100 years, and then you have your mental breakdown after five minutes, then you go back home.

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People try it. People have good intentions, people even say you know what, I'm leaving my phone at home, I'm going to hedge a number I that's the greatest place that you know that I'm going to be so preoccupied with the harem. And I'm going to do to off, I'm going to rock ideas and I'm going to get 100,000 reward for this. I'm going to get 100,000 reward for that. And you'll kill on Friday on Friday. Because when you go over there, then you go and hook up the sim and you say cheap Sims to international calls America and who does this and then you put it in a phone that you buy cheap and you're back on the hole. This is insane.

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We are completely any any shackled to the reality of this current world. And this is behavior which is becoming of animals only it is becoming of animals because our desires cannot be held disciplined. We are losing our discipline. And this is a serious matter. My brothers and sisters. I want to tell you about what Allah subhanaw taala

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mentioned about this person,

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by Allah.

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Allah sponsored us as we just said,

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He gave him the science from Santa homina. He went away from the science shaytan hooked him up for condominial Halloween, while I was shooting a lot of fun on behalf if we wanted, we would have elevated him by the signs that we gave him. We could have done that, well as kin, who Allah, Allah, Allah, you know what he did? He actually got obsessed and addicted to the dunya he clung to the earth, whatever our and he followed his desire

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for my fellow who then Allah tells us something very interesting. He says, you know, this person, his example, chemistry

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his example is like a dog. in Milan, he yelled, out,

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elf.

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If you try and you know, hook him up, if you try and tell him to do something, okay, try and tell him

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the dog is as panting and if you tend to come here, it says panting. And if you leave the dog alone, it starts panting.

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Then he can throw communism because there will be it now. That is the example of the people who deny our science for casilla Casa de la la comida Quran, Allah was Mohammed's licen them, tell them these stories, so the people who listen will reflect over it. So you reflecting over this bill and this man that Allah gave the science to, and who left out science and followed his desires, and therefore he's like a dog. How is it like a dog? Have you seen a dog? Have you seen that when you leave him when he's sick? miskeen he's panting when he's healthy. He's panting

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miskeen He's always panting. You can give him God's to me. He gave lots of water, you can stop him for three days. All the same? Useless isn't there. There's no benefit in doing anything. He's panting that's what Allah wants to say. That whatever you do to him, he's panting whatever you help him is panting. This person. He has followed his desires shaytan hooked him up. There is no coming back for this guy. Whether you try and give him power, he's gone. Whether you try to leave him he's gone.

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This is scary brothers and sisters. If you do not let this Koran impact you, if you are reading this Koran in some kind of cultural fashion that only packs know best, which is to wrap it up 26 times, bring it down, have a look at it, water looks great, have a pet, read a page, have no idea what you're reading, put it back up, bro dust off, put it back away. If this is your Quranic practice, and this is your connection kuranda and my goodness me you are in for a big shock one day you are in for a serious shock. But it's because this Quran was not meant to be read like that this Quran was meant to impact upon you and to be read and understood and to be learned and to be acted upon.

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This is a serious issue. I look at this story of this balamb and I look at myself and I think this could be me. I look at this story. And I see hundreds upon 1000s of Muslims at threat of what this man went through people who have been given the Dow who know what they're doing, and yet they let their desires take over their lives and they lose their religion over it. They're like a dog gone. No trying to hook that person up.

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This is important to internalize my brothers and sisters. Now, I want to say that with respect to raising one's aspiration

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him you know the word him the word him comes from a understanding and you had to do out from shock Mohammed, just recently, the word Yanni hum Moon is one's anxiety or one stress literally speaking, but it also means one's concern that which is paying on your mind that which basically makes you reflect all the time. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala told the province Aslam in the Doha to not make this dounia our main concern, okay, don't make this dunya our main hum.

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Now this hima from the same word. What we're trying to say is lifted out of this temporal nonsense that we are living in, make your hima something higher. And I'm not just talking gender. I'm talking the very highest of gender. It's a poor Muslim who thinks you know what, I just want to go to Jenna. Yes, that might be shocking. But I'll tell you why. Actually, why it's Paul Muslim, because you'll be crying. If you just accept Jenna, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us and Sal Bukhari when the companions he was there with the companions, he said, Do you see how do you see how you're looking at those stars up there and the east and the west? That's how the people in general will be looking

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up at the chambers in the rooms of the people who are in for those for those who are the distance to that

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This the heavens and the earth.

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companions were like,

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what is for the prophets only Annie?

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The prophets of the lion send them said, I swear by the one in whom my assault is in his hand. This is for the men and women who just believe in Allah and His Messenger

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for the Muslims, for the Muslims, for the Muslims who have some concern for him, like to reach to the next level, who know that they can reach in deep into their heart. Keep it simple but deep believe deep think deep at the act deep.

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There are people who feel that how can you How can you imagine yourself being in gender and I know that's great, and I'm not here to knock anyone down but can you imagine you're in gender and you're looking up there? Where do you think the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salim is you think he's down at this level?

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He is up there with a Cydia cleaner Shahada Sala hain the rest of the prophets. They are all at the top.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said again into authentic, heady in nefarious agenda to me I said that roger that there were 100 levels in paradise 100 levels.

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at the low

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end a few Sabina Allah has prepared them for those who strive who do jihad for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala who try their best in every aspect of life. Ma Benitez attain cabana cabana swallowed the distance between each level is the distance between the heavens and the earth can you imagine that 100 times the heavens and the earth

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as insane

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then the promise of isonem said these statement which I want you to reflect upon, for his ultimate law. first element for those. So if you're going to ask Allah Subhana Allah for anything, then you ask him for

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the very best of gender for in all sorts of gender. We're in no accidental gender. We're in the who Jenna was alcohol

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because it is the middle of gender and it is the highest of gender and it is the best of gender and the only thing which is above that is the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that's what you've been taught to do my brothers and sisters. That's what your prophet expects you to do to take it to the next level to raise your game. We are here to raise the game. We are here to ask not for the mediocre or for the normal or for the good. We're here to ask for the best. Imam Shafi Rahmatullah Allah He has a statement which is so mind blowing, as I said to the people that I am going to get this statement. I'm going to engrave it in wood. I'm going to stick it above my bed and I'm going to hang on the wall. I wonder people saying that says without I'm gonna say Al Hamdulillah you know what he said? He said, Yeah, Allah

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you blessed me with Islam and I did not ask you for it.

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Yeah, Allah blessed me with those and I am asking you for it.

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That is big time.

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Big people who share quotes this that that's big time. That's a shame. This is a competition brothers and sisters. This is a game Oh yes, life is a game we know the conditions we know the rules we are the players

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well fees early careful yet NFL much unhappy soon. So in this game, then let the people compete with one another. Go for it. Go for it was the first who hierarchy Allah subhanaw taala says raise to that which is good What sorry Oh Allah ma ferati Mira become wa Jonathan alto has some Allah to Allah out.

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Jacqueline, Allah says raise rush for forgiveness.

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For a paradise that is as wide as the heavens and the earth that has been prepared for the motorcade. This is where it's at. This is the game. This is what we have to do. We have to keep pushing each other we have to keep aiming higher. For those is where it's at

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gibreel alehissalaam came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on Friday. And he said to him, this is a great day for you and your honor. The promises seldom said household

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gibreel said ha you know this day, you have one hour in this day, that if you make dua and it will be responded to you will be given with response written response to your

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And we also have something as well.

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We also have something from SAS enemies. And he intrigued.

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He

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was really saying that we have something any the angels. So you can see that he pushes him to tell him what's going on. So GPS says to him, I will infer those. This is the rising Iranian is good. It's not he goes in for those

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every Friday,

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Allah subhanaw taala comes to visit us.

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And here we have the Cydia key and we have the Shahada, we have the greatest of the greatest of people, and they are in the utmost of luxury and ease and they are sitting on thrones and Allah subhanaw taala appears to them. And he says to them, is there anything I can do for you?

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Tonight, anything can do for us.

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A lot of we just want you to be happy with us. We just want you to be happy with us. You know, Alice pauza, Anna says to them,

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he said,

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he said I have no doubt I am very happy with you.

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One who met him and Nathan,

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for you is whatever you wish.

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And anything else, we've got more of that.

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You want any ounce of that. We've got more of that, where that came from? What are they Yeah, machines, I have it all and more and more and more.

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And you're saying that I'm going to go for this, I'm going to aim for this, I'm just going to try and pass I'm just going to pray this, I'm going to just do the obligations. I'm pregnant sisters, this does not benefit the Muslim. The Muslim is a creature of its own and a creature of a son. He chooses his actions. And he really dives into his actions, and does them to the very, very best of his ability. It's perfection. Sir, moving to the next level, taking everything up. And I will tell you that you may think this is so difficult, we should just do what we can do from the obligations. And that's good. That's good.

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But don't be scared to take it to the next level. Because the second you step up, Allah will be with you. Because in behind the purpose of life, Adam has also said that my snake does not come close to me. He does not come close to me as he does, as he does with the obligatory actions without me after actually with the obligatory acts of worship that I have put upon them while I

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have been nothing. But my slave does not continue except Come closer to me by the more Nawfal and the sooner and the voluntary actions that he or she does, for either. And then if he does that, I will love him for his banjo. If I love this slave of mine, the one who does the obligations and ticks that off and then goes to the voluntary actions and keeps going and keeps pushing and keeps raising the game then I will love him. And if I love him, come to some room just smile alethea smile obey. I will be the hearing that he hears with. Well basato who are let the user obey. And I will be the site that he sees with. Well, yeah, do I let the issue be Ha. And I will be the hand that he

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strikes with. Where is Lou? And let's see, I'm Shiva and I will be the food that he works with.

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Allah subhanaw taala will give you divine light divine power will bless your every single action to pan on water Allah.

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Don't be afraid to up your game. Allah will be there for you when you up your game, he will help you. This is how the people they would they would move forward the companions when we look at them. We hear so many stories, but how many people reflect we are suffering badly from poor ambition. We are suffering badly from this low concern for taking it to the next level. Not just ourselves, but our children, our women, our children, you know, Subhanallah it's um, you know, I was listening to one of the Messiah and he was saying to me, we're living in a generation where the last people are dying out where we would go to our parents, we would kiss their heads and their hands and ask how

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they are and see if we can do something for them. We are now living in a time where the parents have to go and kiss the hands and the hands of the children to ask them for something

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more, they've turned around completely.

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We have women who are actually Can you believe this actually preventing their husbands from going to the masjid from five times a day.

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Can you believe that

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there are women who do not have a concern to push themselves and then down and to raise their Deen, however difficult they may be how much time that they need with their spouses and family time and quality time because they're working and because that is because the data and the memories are going to start on the men we know whether men waste the time the men

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they are not even even thinking about Yeah, they hate us. Yeah. And the ministers say, listen, hey, you know, you can go tomorrow, okay, then,

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you know, massive resistance Yanni. Don't Don't make me any, you know, because I really want to go

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poor quality, poor quality is endemic in our, in our, in our communities. You know, I was reflecting upon the has a lot of the profits of lions, lm Yanni, the military expeditions, the times that the promise has settlement that companions would go out either in defense or in offense for the Muslim lands. And you know what, we worked out that there's the Caribbean one going out every three or four months in Medina at that time. Imagine your husband going out with a military unit every three, four months for three, four months, maybe a couple of months, come back and a couple of days off they go again. Can you imagine if that was happening now? Can you imagine what the woman's response would

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be? He went to you did two duties, two tools they call him in, in modern, nonsensical class and tours, tour of Iraq and to Afghanistan.

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So they're the the the you know, this this thing and you know, what did you see? When did you see this I have yet say anything like this.

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Any other machine here? Anyone can show me because I'm willing to Danny, I'll take my statement back. I cannot find a statement from the 1000s of people that went out this year and hundreds and hundreds of times. I can't find a single in the industry, inauthentic notion, I can't find a single statement of complaint from the from the female companions of the processor. That's insane.

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That's unbelievable. That's because they had this greater aspiration. They were ready to sacrifice for the Acura.

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That's what we have to do. As just seriously what we have to do. And I am running out of time I hate this thing. Yanis karma, right.

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The

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I've got a you know, if I don't give some kind of ending to this talk, they'll say they just, you know, showered and showered and so I'm going to give you some kind of substance. Right? Let me just tell you something.

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How can we actually do something practical to ourselves, see that we're moving forward? See those actions that were moving actually doing something? First of all, I would say and I was looking at some of the the the essays which are written by some of the contemporary scholars on increasing rabada

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you know, maruf, Yanni doing good, people do good, Masha, Allah, Allah, right. A lot of us are involved in good activities, whether it's studying, seeking knowledge, promoting knowledge, whether it's giving charity and so on, and so forth. But that action of seeking of doing good has got to have conditions, you need to examine your act of good to first and foremost, see if you're doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.

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That is so important. Because if you're not doing it, for Allah sake alone, then that act of God, you can just chuck it in the bin.

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Because if it's not for the sake of Allah, then it's for the sake of the person that you're doing it for. And if it's for the sake of the person you're doing it for, then the thanks that they give to you is your reward. And if you're happy with that, then well done because you are a fool.

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Because if you are happy with just the thanks of people for your good action, then you didn't even understand what good actions was in the first place. You didn't even understand what maroof was, when you look at the companions, and the author of a bass narrated by Missouri above said that when you do an action, you have to do three things. taggi does real and you have to keep it hidden. You have to do it quick. You have to consider it insignificant, and you have to keep it hidden. Let's take the last one first hidden. Why do you keep an act hidden? Because you don't want people to think that you did it for them, you know that you're doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala

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alone. If you do some good to a person, don't be going around and telling people that you know, this is what I did. You want to test whether you have really done something with the sake of Allah. I'll give you an example. Let's think of someone that you have

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given money to sponsored often, or I don't know, a student to take a class, take some studies, paid good money. I mean, and then that person then comes back to you and then he treats you so bad. And he's so ungrateful. And he says you didn't give me nothing. What did you do? Yeah. And he gave me a couple of dollars. And it was this means nothing to me. Yeah. And who are you anyway? Danny, this is you hard.

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Right, so you start to think, thanks, Pamela, I was charitable to you, as generous to you treat me like this honey.

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I asked you, when that person comes to you with that, how are you going to respond? Because if you respond like I just did, they're like, how dare you know, how dare you speak to me like that, then you know, right there and then the your act was not solely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Because if it was, you didn't care what this person says. In fact, if it was truly for the sake of Allah, you would be delighted that this person has been so ungrateful, because Allah will reward you more for it. Because if you say, you know, that's okay, brother, I'm sorry, if I, you know, I upset you. I apologize. And that's hard, because, you know, I don't know how anyone could do that. But

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if you can lift your game to that level, then we'll align your act with us for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala that's the idea of keeping it hidden. Secondly, don't think that your act should be significant when you do something for someone, don't think that you're such a hero because you're not because this is a must fall upon you, his wife that he gave to you his ability that he gave to you, it's all from him. You're just passing on the higher you're not doing anything from yourself. So don't think you're the big man, you know.

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So when you go in, you know, you're seeing you know, problems I you know, I'm looking at some people over a chef telling us that people are giving money to those to help them get married. And that's something very important in our community. And I'm happy to see it now amongst the Muslims, these kind of movements to help Muslims get married in a good correct way. But in some communities, the real problem is not actually they're Muslims, but to try and find the Mahara itself the dowry, so you might find that there was one person he he got the money together, and he even helped the brother by giving her the sister Jani. He looked in his circles and he found this girl, good sister,

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and he said, Hey, you go, here's some money and get the job done. Okay, that's it that should be used for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and then expect your reward. What's this person do? One week, two weeks later, the brother comes along, he sees him. He says, Hey, bro, how's everything going? How's the sisters? Nice? Yeah.

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Enjoying marriage? Any brothers? Like? Yeah.

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Yeah, I'm jealous. Okay. Okay, then. Great. So then he goes racism a couple of weeks later, and he says so. Hey, bro. How's the wife? How's the marriage?

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quizzes? Here? Nice. Okay. Yeah, Angela is good.

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She sees him again. And he says the same thing to him.

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It was a sinking feeling to me, man.

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Toba. I took money from you.

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I did this to you. Yeah, I stole your help. Kenny your charity has basically made him a prisoner to you for the rest of his life. You every single time reminding him and people do that. You do someone a favor? Are you see remember that favor I did for you? Okay then yeah. Okay. Then you go and then you see him again? Remember that favor it for you? Yeah. Well, I regret that I asked you to help me for a favor. Yeah. You're Amanullah.

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Oh, you believe do not invalidate your charity by keep on reminding people and hurting them with these words. Muslims do that. I see Muslims day and night who do that reminding the people of their good reminding people that I did this for you. I did a favor for you. What's wrong with you?

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What happened to the generation of people who did these things for the sake of Allah?

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What happened to people actually reading the Quran and acting upon it? In matar mo comida Hila helana Jessa worship Pura

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noches and when I show puran when a shaman can we don't want anything from you? We did it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala These are the people man. These are the kind of Muslims that we want to try and be ourselves. We need to instill that into our our psyche. And doing a quick when someone seeks your help are these three conditions I'm just applying just to as a random act of goodness, by the way, if you're about to do a random act of goodness, lend someone some something, give some charity do it quick. Yeah, and when the person comes to you and opens his mouth Don't let him finish the sentence. Just give it to him. Don't let him die and humiliate himself and ask and stand there

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and I hope you don't mind that I hope it is that whatever. And then you say to him Yeah, okay come back in two weeks time.

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Come back in amongst time asked me tomorrow.

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Text me email me so panela he hasn't Yani humiliated him enough Jani there and then that you want him to again second time and the third time.

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Do it quick. This is the Wayne

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and also I want to say something which is it's on my mind that I wanted to for the people, the Muslims here who really do want to take it to the next level and I know that we have Muslims here that do

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Don't belittle other people in their attempts either.

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You know, because there's a lot of times that when people take this kind of competing thing a bit too far, you should get happy when other Muslims are trying to push themselves.

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And don't belittle those that you don't see trying to push themselves. Because you've been lifting those who are suffering and falling behind is a sign that your aspiration is low as well. It's a sign that your heart is not pure. Now, it was not the way of us love our earlier generations did not act like that. You know, there's an amazing story and it's not very authentic, but there was in the time of the tambourine there was a man a bedroom, he became Muslim. And he's a basic guy. I mean, like we are talking super basic right to the basic level that Yanni he was told, listen, you know, there's a thing called how he goes Hajj he goes, Yeah, how'd you got to go to Macau and do to off he

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goes, Okay, well, I'll go there and find out so super basic Yanni. Yeah. Like, like, like the kind of, you know, guys you see walk around in Mississauga, and that kind of basic, yeah.

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Right. So,

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so, I had to hate on Mississauga at least once in this tour County. Anyway, so he goes around and he gets to Mecca. He does his pull off. All right. So he's finished it off. And then he sees a circle there and he sees flows of people and man in the middle and he's thinking Wow, what's this? And so he goes to this man, he goes, Johnny, what is this? What's going on here? Ah, this is a scholar. What's his name? But live in our bus?

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The name Shani.

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The LeBron Ibis who's up delivering Ibis? Oh, he's the cousin of the prophets lie Selim. And he is the one who has been told that he is the officer of Quran, Quran and he's a big Ganesh scholar. And, and, and, and, and he goes, and just, you know, it's amazing. When you read this, I thought, when you read this narration,

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you can like have like this kind of Hollywood light on it, I'm obviously shining the Hollywood light on it, right. So he's being told NBC is like, completely not interested. So it's like going in one ear because he has no idea what it means that he's more vested and judgmental Qur'an and he's this and he's that, so he's not kind of, you know, really focused on that. Because it means nothing to him. So he goes, look, look, look, look just okay. Will he? Will he allow me to ask him questions? Just tell me that. And the man says Tim show. So he goes, Okay. So, you know, is, by the way, right there raffia if you've ever seen bedwin, you know, so he goes through the people, check this one out

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the way kick this one out of the way Yanni whatever. And he's such a miski. Any any basic and you think about that guy, Mississauga, he

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was his walking.

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He's forgotten the name of who's speaking to. So you know, he's been told Danny, right. So we're talking like a few minutes. He's forgotten the whole name of the live numbers before 730. So he gets him he goes.

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And he gets to him. He goes, Yeah, Heather.

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Honey, Hey, Mr.

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Brown.

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You know, you know, it's amazing

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about smiles at him. He goes, how can I help? You know, these people have bamboozled? Right that like, they've been thrown left and right and whatever. And there's this guy and he's saying this. He goes to him, how can I help you?

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He goes, I think the shaman in Islam, tell me something about Islam anything. Just tell me something. So Abdullah bassmaster himself, he goes, so

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should I recite something to you from the Quran?

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The Book of Allah.

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The veteran goes to him

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avanza lala land, Avi Khurana.

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Did Allah in the Quran to his prophet?

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Did Allah send a Quran a Book to His Prophet? So first time I'm hearing this right. So Abdullah Abdullah smiles at him and says, Yes, he did. He did. So he goes on then.

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So he goes to him and every boss thinks for a second

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and he says to him

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well, if is Santa is Coco, Mama to I don't.

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And your provision is already written in the heavens.

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It is promised for you is not going anywhere. This bed when he goes, must Colossus enough?

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Miss caphyon it is enough.

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Now Jani, you know Abdullah in our buses looks at him.

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Doesn't feel insulted, doesn't it? Because you know what it is and he smiles. You know why he smiles? Because he knows that perhaps this man is understanding just what I've said to him better than any other person will who will come after him.

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Because this is insane. He doesn't assume he never assumed by the way, folks, you know, when I was when I was studying in university, my teacher said to me, he said to me

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Do Never Never assume. I said why Never assume because because it makes an ass out of you and me.

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A SS you me?

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You gotta right. Okay.

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All right. So I'm gonna bring

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you guys in Canada slow mine

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was my Brits man was my Brazilian five or 10 British man, it's okay bro, you know? Anyway, so

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you're gonna love this guys, I'm not gonna show you wearing the right basically anyway, right? So why when I say to you is that

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you know somehow not on the issue of not disrespecting the person in front of you. There's a story about Mohammed Ali, that, you know, he was obviously a big scholar, and he had huge scholars in his circles and he said to himself, I've got to be really careful that I don't have I don't get

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keep up, don't get arrogant that I'm teaching all these big scholars that I don't want to lose my head here. And he is a good man obviously reminding himself that I don't lose the plot. I don't lose the plot. So what happens one day is that there's a man in his in his circle, and he says, I have a question yashica ever hammered. I have a question for you. You recited in Santa Barbara, the statement of Allah

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coloman Hua Shan Kula young men who are fishermen everyday Allah subhanaw taala is ordaining a matter ordaining something, something is happening new. What does that mean? What does that mean?

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It's like, Whoa,

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that's hardcore question. Oh, am I don't know the answer to that. Give me until tomorrow and you know how to think about and reflect about it. So helaas Okay, then. So the next day comes, he comes back, he goes, do you ever think about it, give me another day. He comes back the second day, give me another day he comes back the third day, give me another day. Then Then

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he has a dream that night.

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An industry in the story, which is not very authentic, but it's good enough in the industry in the process of licensing comes to him. So the prophets lie Selim says that

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Mohammed if a man comes to you and says to you, what is the meaning of the statement cleome in Wolfie Shan, then say to him in the delay.

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You ready? Huh? What is your requirement? Well, for the acronym,

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Yanni, Allah subhanaw taala has many of these issues and matters that have been shown to the people now, but they have been ordained from before. So meaning that meaning? This is such a hard question, by the way, meaning that they have already been ordained. But people are only seeing them every day. So for them, it's like a new thing every day. But they've been they've been done an ordained way, way before. Depending upon the people's reaction to them. They are for Aquaman they will be raised by it, or they will be disgraced by it. For my mom wakes up, he's buzzing. He's like wow. So he didn't go as next day, dressed up ready goes into the circle. And he's sitting there and he looks

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into people he says where's this person who asked me this question about Coolio and Wolfie Shang. So this man he comes and he goes it was me, Mohammed Yanni It was me who asked this question. So he goes, Ah ha, I have the answer for you in the delay, you will do what I have to do.

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Well, he repeats the whole exact statement like that. What do you think about that?

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And this man he says to Abraham, because Abraham

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Yeah, Mohammed. XL, XL salatu salam alaikum and Allah maka how to

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increase your P O Muhammad. Increase your blessings and peace upon the one who taught you this in your sleep.

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Mohammed Danny is like, I chose the wrong person to play here. You know, I'm saying

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you don't ever assume things against other people. You may say see something just because he asked you a question might be because he seems the only basic don't think that he's worse than you. He could be so much better than you. And those were our people. Our people don't give it big. They act big. They don't look big. They think big. They dig deep and they act. This thing is flashing I think they're doing some crazy thing to it. I don't know now they're centered the finger down. Now they're saying the heavens was this boon has a heavy Are you kidding me? I pick up pick up on one hand like this.

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This is Sandy and some people we on a Sunday morning Buddha Mohammed today.

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My claim to fame. My claim to fame. I should be I should be happy to hamdullah my claim to fame is that I am

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Followed by buena Muhammad

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on Twitter

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I can die happy

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just kidding bro just kidding

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I'll close because then he's gonna get upset and he's gonna find a rap is gonna go on YouTube is gonna get 1 million 1 million hits and he's gonna curse me out something I don't know. Yeah, I can't be doing that