Hajj Lessons – Episode 01 – Equality, Taqwa, and the Hereafter

Ali Albarghouthi

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Hi

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in Alhamdulilah

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when I owe the villa Himanshu Rory and fusina tr Melina Maria de la Vela moody Lila, when are you doing? The ala? Wai shadow Allah in in La la la la sharika watch how do I know Mohammed Abu rasuluh sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam

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in hiren howdy ticket Allahu Allah, or higher on howdy howdy Mohammed in sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Chateau la Marina de to have a coup d'etat in Baku la vida in banana Hakuna logona infinity.

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All praise and thanks belong to Allah the Most High we thank him and we seek His help and aid

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and ask Him to forgive us and protect us from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, Whosoever Allah guides no one can lead astray and whosoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best, the best of speech is the book of Allah had the best of guidance as the guidance of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is evident every bit dies, misguidance and every misguidance from being Hellfire, about.

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We are now in the months of Hajj.

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And we are approaching

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the performance of this great worship that Allah has loved and he loved so much

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that he had made an obligation on every Muslim and a pillar in Islam.

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And the fact that Allah had made it a pillar only tells you of its importance and how much Allah loves it.

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And if it's important, and if it is so beloved to Allah Almighty, the Most Merciful the most wise, then it means that there are a lot of incredible lessons in it.

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And whether you are a person who is soon going to be on that blessed journey by the will of Allah to perform that incredible worship or you are a person who's going to stay behind.

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We need both of us to contemplate the lessons of hedging

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the benefits of hedging before it even starts before you board that plane to go towards that worship, or before the days of the hedges start. You need to think about why does Allah love it so much? What does Allah want me to learn from it? How can I be ready for it?

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like we do with Salah like we do with Ramadan like we do with anything that Allah loves.

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He cannot take advantage of it if you're not ready for it. And Hudson Hanna line each pillar of Islam is unique.

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It's unique and Hodges unique,

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which is unique in the fact that that's the only worship where you have to travel.

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Only pillar, what do you have to travel?

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It's unique in fact that it combines both worship and body and wealth.

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No other pillar has that.

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So what we find to penalize that, as we approach

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we got to think about why is it that Allah loves us so much.

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And I'm going to talk in Sharla today about three lessons, three benefits.

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One about equality.

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One about our trip to the hereafter and the third about taqwa.

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And that does not include or cover all the lessons of Hajj by no means.

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But there is a beginning,

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equality.

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One of the things that you've seen had immediately that you see unhappiness there and other types of worship, but you immediately see it how much is that Allah azza wa jal does what when are you going to perform it? What does he take away? What does he strip us of all the trappings of the dunya all of its decorations, all of those frivolous things that we gather, and are distracting Allah as the jewel strips us from all of these things. And we all dress modestly,

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alike. And we all engage in the similar types of worship. Even if you are on a luxurious trip to hide, you still have to engage in the same type of worship in the same place and the same type as other Muslims, whether they are rich, richer or poorer than you. So when you look at all the pilgrims all judge, they look alike, they move alike, they worship alike. And Allah zildjian wants to teach us all an important lesson, that when it comes to our basic humanity,

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as humans, flesh and bones, blood,

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all of us are equal before Allah has origin.

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And there are no distinctions between us, except one. And that distinction is not by the way, one that is apparent and outward, it has signs outward signs, but essentially it lives on the inside, which is that distinction of dukkha

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and that is something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam emphasized were of all places during Hajj when he gave the whole TVA and he said to people, he said in Arabic

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He says your rubbish one

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and your father is one

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that is Adam and his Sunnah.

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So he said you're Rob is one and your father is one.

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Rabin Allah Jamie,

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Miranda,

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Miranda. So when our of has no favor

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and has no favor upon an anaerobe

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and a person of a particular color or lineage or ethnicity has no favor upon another of different color, lineage or ethnicity. The only distinction is that of taqwa. That's the quality that Islam teaches is an absolute truth in Islam. You find it in the Quran, you find it in the son of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, you find it in our practice.

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Once in an authentic hadith

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it says intersol juliani. Musa alayhis salam authentic hadith.

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It says two people at the time of Musa alayhis salaam trace their lineage.

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So one of them said

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Anna Fulani, blue Fulani, blue Fulani.

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It says I'm so and so son of so and so son of so and so. further than Angela Almanac. So who are you putting the other person down? Who are you harshly speaking to him?

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The other person said Anna Fulani, no Fulani, mu Islam he says I am so on so son of so and so some of Islam

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says as far as you went.

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That's at the time of Musa alayhis salam. So Allah revealed to Moosa he says, holy cow, well, he says Delta first person under the ad that is

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infinity the one who counted nine ancestors all of them are in Hellfire fantastic.

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This is a one who counted nine forefathers war in Hellfire, you are their 10th. Were in hellfire.

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Well hold the love interest of our children and say to the other person will count it to their our agenda because he said I am so and so son of Islam, he didn't go any further. So and So who was a believer and he stopped and he says, Son of Islam, he says vanta 30 to one fifth gender, you are the third in general.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said something similar to it in another Hadith, either you're going to start boasting about people who are in jahannam, or you will follow them. We understand this lesson.

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We should understand this lesson, at least in theory.

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But Subhanallah you find us as Muslims still trapped, and our human made tribes.

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nationalism, can and is a tribe when it turns you against another believer.

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When you think and you look at Muslims today globally, who hate another Muslim because he does not belong to their country, fights another Muslim because of that put him down because of that denigrate. And because of that,

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even within the same country, they denigrate and put down another Muslim, because he belongs to a different region, or a different tribe, or a different neighborhood or a different color or speaks a different accent.

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That is a mental trap.

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That is a designation of the shavon. This is a jelly, and a person who's living like that he's living a jelly. And if he dies like that, or because of it, he is dying because of jelly. And in jail, he is not dying, in the sake of Allah xojo and the way that Allah azza wa jal loved the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says there is no tribal

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identification, except Islam.

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There is no identity that matters, except Islam. We hear this, but we ignore it. Because once we leave the masjid, or one tide us over, on the way and outside, we start treating people according to different criteria than the one that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam commanded. He didn't tell you because of his cover because of his accent, he's your brother and are the person is not. He didn't tell you because he belongs to the same tribe. He's your brother, and the other person is not he didn't tell you and Subhanallah you wonder about the next newer generation, they seem to escape a tribal affiliation, but then they create different types of tribes. And they base their allegiance

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on that tribe. He's my brother. Why?

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Because he has.

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You're not choosing it because of that. He's my brother on the other person or why? Because he's more obedient to Allah azza wa jal? No,

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you're not choosing him because of Allah you're choosing him because of the dunya you favor him because of the dunya and that is not the quality that Allah subhana wa tada loves and this prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advocated, everyone is equal. Our Prophet Elijah the prophet sallallahu Sallam gave each Muslim a badge. And Muslim or Muslim You are his brother, meaning both of you have the same identification card, nothing else is on it. Nothing else is on it. Just says Muslim on it. And you have the same card and he says both of you our brother, nothing else should be written on it.

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Lion Lima one if

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you do not want him

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because you He's your brother, she's your sister. You do not run them.

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When

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you do not put them down, you do not put down at them. What if you do not give them up? You do not abandon them.

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That is your brother and that is your sister. And that is one of the lessons of Hajj that we need to learn whether we're going and we're gonna observe this or we're staying behind and we're tuning in and we watching all the judge and moody watching all of this you have to say to yourself here when I'm there is taking all the clothes that I have the expensive things that I've been wearing, he took that and give me that gave me the simplest thing to wear. It took away all the welds that I have and told me you cannot put this on and you cannot put this on and you have to look the simplest that you can in fabulous shape.

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hobbies that you can and you're going to be worshiping next to the poorest person.

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What does he want from me? subpanel What data What does he want me to learn that when I come back I forget about all of these lessons, and I go back to my jelly. Yeah, you want to live in your jelly and live in your jelly. But you want to learn the lessons of Allah azza wa jal learn the lessons of Allah, your allegiance, your affiliation, the ones that you love, the ones that you stay away from, are those that are pleasing to Allah or non pleasing to Allah. That's the criteria. These are your brothers. These are your sisters. Nothing else counts. akula Cody had was the ruler honey, just a few

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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Hamden, Kathie

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Lee will suddenly will suddenly ma da su li Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.

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We said that one of the things that distinguish Hajj

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is that it's a journey.

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And we take trips all the time,

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short trips and long trips.

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And when Hajj comes,

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it symbolizes that trip.

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There is our life.

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The trip that that journey that we are taking all of us without exception to Allah azza wa jal and behind you becomes like that signal that sign that light

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that comes up and says, wake up, because you're on that journey and you forgot about it. Because you're traveling around you forgot about it, because you're a transient

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sojourner and you forgot about it. And now Hutch comes to tell you, yes. Remember the journey to Allah azza wa jal through your journeys of Hajj.

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Remember that as you are now getting ready for it. Or if you have performed Hajj before go back to the time that you performed it, or you have an intention of doing it not this year, but in the upcoming years inshallah, imagine getting ready for hedge, packing your bags, taking the clothes that you need to take, saying goodbye to your family, getting your papers ready.

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Only the differences between this travel to Hutch and that ultimate travel is that you get to decide when to go now he gets to buy the ticket you get to pack your bags, he said get to say goodbye. Now.

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You don't get to do all of that or any of that. when death comes.

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So Allah azza wa jal now when he's taking you on that journey, and he says, leave your hometown, leave your country, leave your family behind your wealth and children and all of this, Allah is telling you you're leaving all of this sooner or later. get to experience all of that before the actual thing happens. Get to feel what it feels like to leave things for Allah azza wa jal feel like what it feels like to abandon wealth and the trappings of this dunya to a pattern to abandon the riches of this dunya to live a simple life.

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Next to other Muslims feel

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experienced what it feels like to stand with the multitudes, with millions upon millions of Muslims. All of you asking Allah azza wa jal for one thing,

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asking Allah azza wa jal to forgive you

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and save you from hellfire. That's the request. You may go to Hajj for commerce and business. You may go to Hajj to see the sights, you may go to Hajj for any other worldly reason, but your primary reason for going to Hajj is that

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because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that

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the Hajj there is much more that is accepted that is pious has no reward except Jenna for it.

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There are a person who performs Hajj and is accepted from them. The Angel of Allah azza wa jal will put their hand on them. And we'll say it's just been mushy terminal alpha zero Mata mata amasa. He says do

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continue your work because what has happened before all is forgiven.

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There is this

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assurance a declaration from an angel of Allah, if you go to Hajj, the way that Allah wants it

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with patience, with manners with luck with taqwa with do I, etc, etc, etc. And you're doing it for Allah zodion you're coming back with none of your sense.

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That's what Allah has Odin wants from anyone who is going to hedge. It's not just an obligation I want to do and be done with. It is my soul. It is my existence. This is my hereafter that is at stake.

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Allah has everyone wants you to save it. Allah azza wa jal wants you also to be ready for it before the time comes. So this journey is that ultimate journey that you're taking and all of us are taking it. The only difference is between those who know that they are on that journey. And they don't collect for this journey as if they're living in it forever. They collect for this dunya because they can give it to their app here are those who are the are the successful ones. And the last thing

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I want to say,

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the lesson of Allah.

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Allah azza wa jal when he is talking about touch in the Koran, he says what is overdue for in the hydrostatic

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seek provisions on that trip seek take provisions.

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And indeed, the best of provision is taqwa. There are a couple of lessons here, actually more.

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One of them is that the reason why this area was revealed

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was that there were some people from Yemen who would go on a trip to Hajj

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and they would take no provisions with them, I think, you know, claiming that we will rely more we have to work on Allah azzawajal we don't need to carry any food without wanting to carry the water for us a lower provide, Allah comes down or reveals in the Quran saying, that type of thinking is wrong. I did not create this dunya that way.

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If you want anyone to provide for you, the best of people to provide for you after Allah gives you as you. So there's a word you take food don't depend on other people, you take your water don't depend on other people. And here Allah is teaching the lesson very early in Islam, that there is no difference between or contradiction between tawakkol villas

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meaning that you do what you need to do when it comes to this dunya your wallet is attached to a lon you have to call on him, but also you do your part when it comes to this dunya I cannot say.

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And that's how he teaches this. I can't say how worship Allah, Allah alone and sky will rain gold and silver, it will not do that. But I will work as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam set an example and is the hub of the prophets of Allah said I'm setting an example, I will work and I will worship a lot or provide for myself take care of my needs. And I also will have to hold on Allah azza wa jal, but also, there's another lesson

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that the best provision that you can take with you on any trip,

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the smaller trip,

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if this dunya, and the grainer trip of the alpha is Depo. So think about it, any project,

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any actual trip, anything that you want to do, get ready for it, plan, practice,

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do whatever you want, take care of all the worldly things in need that will help you succeed. But yet Allah has a really saying you need to add one incredible element to it, one necessary element to it. And what is that element? That's the element of dukkha.

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Because that is the best provision, what is a provision, something that provides something that supports and something that sustains So Allah is saying you want my support and my sustenance accompany bring death was your companion on the trip on any project that you have, and you will have a lot of support. And then on that trip of how much you need to pay attention to.

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So stay away from what angers Allah as big and small

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and obey Allah as the origin and what he loves big and small. And that is the best provision that you have. And on that journey to the

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better than wealth better than children. I'm not saying don't have wealth and don't have children by the way, but better than wealth and better than children and better than anything else.

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You're better best support is

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the thing that will stay with you is

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the thing that will walk with you to the grave and be with you in the grave is double

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The thing that will rise with you, when you're resurrected is your taqwa the thing that will take you to Jimnez, your taqwa. And the people who are in side their grave when they're wishing to come back to the dunya. They don't wish to come back to the dunya because they did not collect enough money. Or they did not collect enough praise, or did not bill build enough houses, or did not have as many children or did not purchase as many cars. They're not thinking about any of this. The only thing that they want when they are in their grave eola Take us back so that we can obey you so that we can praise you so that we can say Subhana Allah because they found out inside their grave.

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Because Allah did not ask him about how much you made and how successful you were. He does not care about any of that you can still be successful. Nothing wrong with that if it's for Allah as a general does not take you away from him. But Allah only is asking you about his dunkwa. So the best dad the best support is taqwa. So as you're approaching this

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as you are worshiping Allah in it, or as you're observing people who are doing it, remember that you need Aquinas, you need a copy for it to get ready for it and you need to go after it. So ask Allah has done the most merciful

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to bless us in these months of Hajj, ie our life we are those who will be on that journey makers of those who are ready for it. get us ready Allah by increasing our email by increasing our taqwa and elbasy Allah and accept from us our a better and make our life we are the people who will be staying behind the Allah let us have those who make us of those who take advantage of those days and are forgiven in those days and are accepted in those days yellow banana mean, make us your Balala mean your hamara mean of those who later learned the lessons of Hajj before and during and after he Allah fix the troubles of the Ummah, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and take them back to your

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religion. Take them back to the Quran, and to the enlightened son of your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and make them brothers and sisters for your sake Dr. Hammer Rahimi, we asked you to forgive all of our sins, the sins that we know about and the sins that we do not know about. Whereas we are alive we are doing something wrong that upsets you your hammer raha mean that you grant us the strength to stay away from it to grant us a true sincere repentance so that we will never go back to it? Ie Allah if we love something that you hate yellow we asked you that you plant in our hearts hatred for that thing. So we never go back for the honorable al amin and if there's something

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that we need to do that you love, and we're not doing it we asked you you're allowed me to make it easy for us and to plant our in our hearts love for that thing you're behind me. Was your umbrella mean to make us of those who remember you often and seek your forgiveness often and you read your book often and make us era Ballymena. Those who follow your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and making our model and our example for us and our spouses and our children. Dr. hamara Hamid, we ask that you bless us and preserve us with Islam and preserve our spouses and preserve our children and preserve our community and preserve of the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam along Medina sidonia

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