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Adnan Rashid

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Karachi, 2017

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah Fatima Lambie, our Sejal, mursalin

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wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Allah oral my Ameen woman tabia whom a son in law Yomi Dean,

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about rubella hi Samir. Aleem min ash shaytani r rajim

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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim.

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from Nepal la salatu salam la cara namirial Maru fishy and wallow.

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wallow and taka taka be watching

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our comma Pol.

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La salatu salam expected brothers and sisters.

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It is always a pleasure being in Karachi.

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It is my honor to present

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this topic and its importance in front of you.

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The point I will be addressing today is simply action.

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lucidly translated into Arabic, as an

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action is what a man constitutes.

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We are told by the scholars of Islam

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that a man has a definition, belief in Allah subhanaw taala has a definition.

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And that definition goes as follows.

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Hey, man is

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Colin bill Listen,

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stating your faith your ideas on your tongue? or from your tongue?

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What does the

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bill janeane or what does the one bill pump

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and when I'm alone, Bill can and then acting upon it. So number one is taking it

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and then believing in it firmly in your heart

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and then acting upon it.

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That's a man.

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This is what the scholars of Islam

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have told us a man means.

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If there is no action,

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then the image is lacking.

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There is little faith.

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And this is why Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam

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gave plenty of examples in this regard.

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Even someone who removed something harmful from the road, you see a rock you see a stone, you see something harmful in the path. You remove it. It's a very simple way of acting upon Islam. Even that is equated with Iman by the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam

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so Eman is action. taking the plunge. That's the topic I was given the title is taking the plunge action action action. What do we mean by taking the plunge taking the plunge means simply

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dive into the sea. Don't just stand next to the sea and look at the shores.

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As they say no do

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that those people who stand on the shores

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do not bring out

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pearls from the sea.

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The ones who have the courage to dive into the sea are the ones who will find pearls. This is how it works in Islam. In Islam.

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You just you just don't simply think you act when you think and when you determine that what you have thought is true and right. Then you act upon it.

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But before you act you have to know what you're doing is right. It is virtuous. It is intelligent. It is legal.

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It is the right thing to do. These points are very important.

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Sometimes shaytan comes to you, and he causes you to act.

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The action has to be righteous.

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This is why this is just not any Action.

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Action in Islam, among in Islam has to be solid, it has to be righteous. So when we are talking about action in Islam,

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it has to be righteous amberlynn solid and ominous. Allah also has a very clear definition. What is a righteous action in Islam. When we talk about taking the plunge, we don't mean taking the plunge without establishing

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whether you are taking a plunge into the right place. Because sometimes when you take a plunge you don't come out, right? You don't want to die taking the plunge. We want you to live we want you to continue, we want you to continue serving the oma so when you take a plunge, it doesn't mean you take a plunge without thinking much. You have to understand the importance of what you are about to do and whether it is the right thing to do or not. This is very, very important.

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What is more important than action is

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the act of determining whether that action is true or correct or righteous.

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So what is a righteous action in Islam? I'm gonna solve

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one a lot Allah subhanaw taala again and again repeatedly in the Quran gives us the formula Ellen Latina Armando Amina Sala heart, La La Vina Amina Mohammed Salah heart, ala nabina, Muhammad Ali heart, those who believe in do righteous deeds, those who believe in do righteous deeds, what are the writers these number one, a righteous deed must come with the right intention. The intention has to be correct.

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The intention has to be correct. If the intention is wrong before you do the action, that action is wasted.

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That action is not important. It is gone down the drain.

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No matter how hard you work. It doesn't matter how long you spent in the gym, pumping 100 kilos on your chest or on your shoulders. All of that hard work, killing of yourselves or breaking yourself has gone through it's gone to waste.

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So your intentions after bigger Why are you lifting such heavy weight? Why are you doing these deeds in the first place? Is it to impress someone is it to earn something expect another reward the reward of Allah subhanaw taala or is it purely for the sake of Allah.

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So, if you do literal action, if you put little effort into something with the right intention, that is more worthy of praise as far as a life is concerned, then doing something heavy doing something big.

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Without the right intention.

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This is why Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam warned us, he warned us about the importance of intention.

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He told us three people will be thrown into Hellfire on the Day of Judgment. Three people

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this is all important intentions are a scholar, a Mujahid

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and a philanthropist? Someone who does charity.

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So a scholar will be brought on the day of judgment

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and he will be scholar. Someone you consider the shade.

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All of you were serving him like he's your father. You respected him

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in this dunya when he was walking here

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you thought this man is a very righteous man.

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And he was given titles like Imam Shea molana, musty allama and the list goes on and on and on and on. Like we have some people nowadays Mashallah you know, the name is already there. All you have is a titles is a big line of titles.

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So some of these people will throw into Hellfire on the Day of Judgment, Yala. I was teaching people all my life.

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No, you are a liar. He will be told you we're doing it so that people can give you titles and importance. Now taste the fire. Likewise on which I had ceased to be the law will be brought someone people knew

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the line of a law, the sort of a lot and the list goes on and on and on. He will be thrown into hellfire.

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Even though that man might have given his life apparently feasibly the law, apparently thinks will be the law

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and he will be thrown into hellfire. He will say y'all I gave my life, my wealth, my health, everything for you know you are a liar he will be told

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you did it. So people can call you the brave man line of Allah.

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So in so such and such

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and then a man will be brought

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a man who gave charity

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and people who saw him thought what a righteous man Allahu Akbar. Look at the charity does. Look how generous he is. Look how much he gives peace of Allah into Hellfire on the Day of Judgment.

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Your ally gave all this charity for you all my money, all my wealth, I was spending it day and night.

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You are a liar. He will be told because your intention was wrong. You are doing is a people call you a generous man.

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Allahu Akbar. So so much hard work and effort can go to waste. You think that's called a rule be thrown into hell fire didn't work hard. There are people working hard day and night reading books studying books.

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So that knowledge, that action

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is not actually important in itself.

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Lifting awake, putting an effort into something running a marathon.

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Working hard for 20 hours a day in itself is not important if the intention is incorrect. If the intention is not purified,

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so right his action constitutes number one, firstly, most importantly, righteous intention, right intention

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for the sake of Allah, this virus will log on the lights on them he said

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mankind

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in the Mala Mala Benito Annamalai column A man or woman karate Judo la hora de fer hegira toda la casa de mon Karna. One can do you see Bo m ruthenian que la la la la la

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haddish number one in Sahil Bukhari and some other collections.

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The first Hadees of Kitab al ye. It has no connection with the book whatsoever. The Hadees Imam Bukhari puts in his collection

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right in the beginning,

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in a book title Futaba ye the book of Revelation, the hubby's has no connection to the chapter. Why did he put this Hadees right in the beginning of his collection? Sahil Bukhari, the most authentic book after the Quran itself, why?

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Why to highlight the importance of intention

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to remind himself and to remind his readers that I do this work for the sake of Allah. This is my reminder, in the beginning of my collection, I put this at ease so that my intentions are purified. I'm doing it for law not to impress you. I don't care what you think. I'm doing it for Allah. And the one who reads it is reminded that if you want to study, Sahil Bukhari, you will go through Kitab, Solomon Kitab, Al Kitab, masala cuttable, Jihad Kitab al hijikata song are, you know, and the list goes on and on and on and on and on, all the way up to the end.

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If you are going to go through this book, which is hard work, Buhari is the last book that is taught in Madras

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in the final years, because it is a complicated book, it is hard work. Those of you who studies al Bukhari, you will know exactly what I'm talking about. It is hard work. So you are being reminded in the beginning before you start studying all of this and think of acting, acting upon all of this. purify your intention, otherwise, you're wasting your time reading this book, you're wasting your time. If you're going to say al Bukhari and you will spend a year or two or three years studying this work with an intention to act upon it and your intention in the beginning is wrong. Then you're wasting your time, waste of brain cells and molecules.

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So the intention

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is absolutely important. Number two, a righteous action ambulance

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must be done according to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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It has two conditions or righteous action

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Number one intention has to be correct. Number two, it has to be done according to the sound of the progress of the law seven, it has to be upon the way of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. This is where the issue of thinking comes in. Sometimes your intentions are right where the action is messed up. The action what you do is completely devastating.

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I'll give you a very good example the coverage, the coverage the guys who emerged in the early days of Islam during the lifetime of Allah subhanaw taala radi Allahu Allah.

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He had to deal with a very rash, rude

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people.

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Now, was there a problem with the intention? As such? Was there a problem with their dedication to Islam? No, Allahu Akbar hawara which were some of the most dedicated people to Islam.

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When Abdullah bin Abbas rhodiola Juan went to the camp,

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he heard a buzzing sound like bees, you know, when you when you go to a beehive. You know what I'm talking about? You hear this buzzing sound?

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You know, there is something around

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and it is these bees making that noise in the hive. Abdullah bin Abbas, he went to the camp of the college and for the details, you have to go and study some books. There is a book written by

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shalabi I am sure his works have been translated into Urdu. And English. He wrote in Arabic, if you can read his works in Arabic, all the better. If not, then his words can be found in English as well as or do a Salah be okay. And he wrote a volume on Alabama victaulic. And in this volume, it gives the details he wrote about a worker, Mr. Othman Ali rhodiola, who I know was mine and Mojave Raja, lon, and Hassan. And then he wrote about other issues and omiyage Empire. So a number of works have been translated into udara salam has published them you can go and find those translations nicely done.

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For the Hawaii bridge, we're very very dedicated to Islam, and in the action Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told his companions that when you will see these people, when you will see these people, you will belittle your Salah, you think you don't pray

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when you will see them reading the Quran, you will think that you don't read the Quran.

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The sound of buzzing Abdullah bin Abbas heard in the camp was the sound of the Quran, the coverage, we're reading the Quran. These were the very people who insulted Alabama we call him on daily basis. A man who was promised Jenna by the prophet sallallahu sallam.

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They considered him a disbeliever.

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Why? Because of the extremism. The intentions are right. They thought they were righteous. They were very close to a lot of a very dedicated of a praying day and night. They were reading the Quran.

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And they went to such extremes in the rationalists. And the rudeness that they started to attack authorities beyond them. Like we have some youngsters running around nowadays in our societies. They study for a couple of years. And then they start to give fatwas and they start to condemn scholars who have studied for 3040 years have you come across this phenomenon? Do you know what I'm talking about? This is our coverage word. This is what they did. They were mostly a bunch of youngsters who started to attack people like olive Monogatari and those companions who stood with him, not only that, they killed the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So, the intentions were

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irrelevant when the actions are wrong.

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So, the action has to be according to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam it has to be done intelligently widely, it has to fit into the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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So, right his action

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comes with two things. So when you act, when you take the plunge, you have to know what are you plunging into. Right when you have determined that what you are about to do is true, correct and right. Then take the plunge act upon it. And then you will be rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala making sure that in your action, in that process, you are not harming and destroying lives.

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So why is action important? I have talked about

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I was structuring and following

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I have talked about our definition of righteous action, the meaning of action in Islam. I've already stated in the beginning that eemaan constitute action. Most importantly primarily a man is action without action a man is lacking even is lacking.

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Okay, and Allah subhanaw taala called your Salah, Eman in the Quran. Your Salah is actually your Eman.

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So when you pray it is a sign of Eman. When you go to the machine there is a sign of demand. When you give charity is a sign of humans that human is action. So what is action now the next point I've already explained what a rightist action in Islam. Next point is the importance of this righteous action. Why is it Why is this righteous action important? Why should you take the plunge? Why do you have to rush to take the plunge having thought carefully whether the plunge is the right thing to do or not?

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Why is it important? It is important because Allah subhanaw taala will look at your actions.

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Not your thoughts. There are many people who think right. There are many people who think right are you listening to me brothers and sisters? Hello Wakey wakey Hello.

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I don't think you're listening to me. Are you listening to me? sisters are listening. No brothers. Are you listening? stand up please. All of you. Please. All of you.

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All of you say anon Rashid We love you.

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No, no, I didn't say I love you said non Rashid I love you.

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For the sake of Allah

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zabur dusty

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Hello Youtubers Sit down please.

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May Allah love you, for whose sake you love me, even though I force you to love me.

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So

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I want you to understand this is very important. The point I'm about to make right now is very, very important. The importance of action, wise, action important. Now we have understood that a man constitutes action and action in Islam has a set definition right is action. The next point is why is it important? Why? Because it is action that will get you close to Allah subhanaw taala. It is

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due to actions why certain companions were given more importance than others. Why is Abu Bakar so important?

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Why was Omar so important? Why was Abu Zubaydah ninja more important than some others?

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You know, we have a hierarchy even among the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.

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It was based upon actions.

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It was based upon the actions.

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So we have 100,000 companions of the Prophet sallahu wa salam, approximately, according to some rough estimates, then we have 10,000 by name. The names are documented 10,000 of them, approximately we know by name

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and a book, you can find them in is titled, cassava, female prophetic Sahaba, written by a scholar of the past, known as Abdullah theater. Theater has written this book. And this book contains nearly 8000 biographies of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam 8000 biographies of the companions, you can find it in Urdu also it has been translated you have no excuse.

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And out of those 8000 we know by name or 10,000 we know by name

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we have

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as hobbled by them as hobbled by other 330 Why? Why are they important? Because they were in bother action. They were there with the professor Muslim and it was difficult to be with him.

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Then we have ashrama Bashara. Actually before as how bother we have a sub shader, about whom Allah subhanaw taala states in the Quran 14 nearly 1400 companions.

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Allah will live in Chicago regime is a lot of mother in law, karate, I mean, is you bye you.

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Always pleased with those believers who were under the tree with you when they gave the pledge of allegiance to you.

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So they were wondering

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1400 out of 100,000 very important figures, very, very important figures. Why are they important? Because they were with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam having traveled from Medina all the way to Arabia, action they walk, they lost their blood cells putting an effort with the professor lies on them you know walking, riding a camel or riding a beast is not easy. They did that they put an effort into working with the Prophet towards walking with the Prophet was maka action made them important as horrible bother 313 action. It made them important because they went out with the progress on a license did not abandon him, Allahu Akbar. And when the professor Absalom questioned

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some of the companions, whether they will stand by one of the leaders of unsourced to W jasola. Do you think we will abandon you know? They will be remembered until the Day of Judgment Allahu Akbar.

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And then Ashura, Mo Bashara?

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Can you promise Jana, by the prophets, Allah saw them in their lives, actions, not because they were thinking sitting at home like philosophers, that the world has these problems? It should be like, you know, in Pakistan, when you go to a dinner, every one is a philosopher.

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Every one is a political philosopher. Definitely. Everyone wants to talk about politics. Everyone, I mean, without a fail, believe me or not, I've lived half my life in Pakistan. Every time I went to a dinner, to a gathering, where uncle's and churches and mamas, you know, are sitting and talking to each other. It's always politics, Pakistani politics.

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Every one is a thinker and a philosopher, but not even 1% of those uncles, or those cousins or those youngsters who are talking about it,

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or doing something to change it.

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They're not doing anything to change the situation. They're just talking.

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They're just talking and thinking.

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So

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people are important because they acted. This is why abubaker was important. Because aboubaker did things did did di D he did things that will weigh heavily on a scale on the Day of Judgment.

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Abu Bakar did things on marble top did things earthman was promised Jenna a number of times by the professor lesson, not for sitting at home and thinking rather coming forward and doing something

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and he was promised Jennifer doing something my time is running out. So I have to very quickly rush and make my points.

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So aboubaker

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The Prophet said he did what no one else did for Islam.

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He was giving funds to free captives from Meccans when no one was there to help them. Omar stood by the province of Islam when no one had the courage to do so. With Manny came forward with his wealth

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jasola 100 camels laden with logistics Jana, for us, man. Another 100 camels jasola Jenna for us man, another 100 camels and then he brings a brand brings a bag of gold and the province of Assam is lifting those coins and dropping them anything goes man, From this day on. None of your actions will affect you. You have been promised generally Allah because these actions are very difficult at those time.

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That's why they are important. This is why we keep talking about them. So thinkers and philosophers

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are not important until they act upon what they think.

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So taking the plunge is very important. My brothers and sisters, don't just sit and think. Don't stand next to the sea and count waves dive in and go and look for pearls and Allah will bless you with pearls. If you stand on the sea, then it will not give you the treasures you're looking for.

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So what ways can we increase action the final point amending before you shoot me okay?

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You should have had a tranquilizer for me. You know what tranquilizer is?

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What is it

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you know when they want to put a tiger or lion to sleep or some animal

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you know because they can't get close to it is too dangerous. The tranquilized animal Yeah, the injection. Yeah. But if you tranquilize me, I'll fall and then come pick me up. So, ways to increase actions, ways to increase actions How can we take the plunge start small very quickly final point start

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Small, these are some of the tips I want to give you so that you can actually help yourself climb the ladder of taking the plunge, right? Some have the capacity to take capacity to take the plunge in low waters, others have the capacity to plunge in deep waters. Now imagine someone who doesn't know how to swim and goes and takes a dive into the pool. At the deepest point, what's gonna happen, you're gonna drown, you're gonna die, right? But if you start making your way up slowly, go into low waters, and check the waters. And then when you make your way up, and this is what shaytan wants you to do. Sometimes, you know, shaytan causes you to do right his actions. Do you know? Do you know?

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Like Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he said in a hadith that it will be either Islam will overpower you or you will overpower Islam. What does he mean by that?

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Islam will overpower you. What does he mean by that? It will be overwhelming. You will take on too much on yourself. You want to become

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Hassan bursary in one week, right? You want to become like I shadowed your low Anna in the case of sisters in one week or one month. So what you do sometimes just going to Georgia, Georgia, right. Now, I'm going to do something I'm waking up, and then she can push you

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this is a good thing. You want to do this. You want to do this? Yeah. And you walk into this action. You start praying. I'm gonna pray 10 novels every night. Right? I'm gonna start with 10 you know? I'm gonna pray every night. 10 level. So you start praying a lot, but first night 10 level crying crying, please. Yeah, next night. Again. 10 third night and God united.

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I'm getting tired. Right? And then you go art peloton, huh? And then slowly by the time the month is over, you have stopped praying completely because you took on too much on yourselves. So know your capacity. Start with two

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and stick to two. Don't overburden yourself with extra actions. So start little start little so I recommend all of you brothers and sisters who are listening to me right now. It's a practical tip. Start a small good deed. And this is one of the reports I mentioned in the beginning. lattakia nominal musician 101 Taka haka be watching that even a smile is considered a good deed in Islam. So smiling doesn't take anything from you. Smile at your sisters and smile at your brothers. Brothers don't smile at sisters and sisters don't smile at brothers.

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Okay, now you may be thinking, Okay, there's a nice sister there. So I'm going to smile at her is a good deed. Yeah, no, that's that's not what the prophet means. celluloid film, right, he means that you smile at you, brother, sister smile at the sisters.

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And it's a good bit tabassum You know, when you smile at someone, you put good feelings. The person's heart, you know, the other person starts feeling but if you're angry at someone and the person is smiling, not a cheeky smile, not a sarcastic smile. I'm not talking about that smile. I'm talking about a sincere smile. When you are sincerely smiling to put someone at ease. It is a good deed for Allah subhanaw taala even that, Allahu Akbar, Allah will reward you for that if it's for the sake of Allah, it will weigh heavier on your scale than lifting 1000 kg on your shoulders.

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Do not belittle any of your good deeds. so small. Start little if you have the capacity to support an orphan start with one orphan brothers and sisters. in Karachi, there are possibly hundreds of 1000s of orphan find an orphan find one. Can I request quickly? Something? Can you all Promise me? Put your hands up? I'm going I'm finishing right now. Sorry, guys. Okay, right now, can you put your all your I mean, not yet. Can you all Promise me that you will, from now on From this day on practically? Do one good deed for the rest of your lives. One good deed I want anything, anything, anything, whatever it is small, big, it's entirely up to you. Okay, preferably, preferably something

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small, that can be consistently done. Can you all Promise me that you will do one good deed, only for the sake of Allah for the rest of your lives. consistently, whether you do it every week, every month, every day is entirely up to you, whether it's a smile, whether it is something harmful, removed from the road, or whether it's praying to rocket at night, whatever it is your choice or even reading one, one verse a day, one verse of the Quran a day. Can you all Promise me for the sake of Allah that you will do one, at least one deed for the rest of your lives consistently? And you promised me please put your hands up. Put your hands up. Your promise. You're right.

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Yes, my job is done. inshallah, I will get the reward for this. And you will. My job is done. I'm selfish, you know, I'm selfish. I really want to stand in front of Allah, Allah, Allah, perhaps, you know someone else was encouraged and that may become the cause of me entering Jana. So in car