Ramadan Motivations 27 – A Stranger in the World

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. He, he or sabi was

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Salaam, it Kumara Mikela he or what occurred to me Allah azza wa jal bless us all, with forgiveness and repentance and with His mercies of Hannah more data and meet Hannah with the Allah blesses with the acceptance of our deeds in the month of Ramadan. And yet the month is not over. So May Allah azzawajal extend his Rama to the end of his month, so that he injects in our bodies and gives our spirit, the reason the motivation, the inclination to continue to worship him subhana wa to Allah because who knows, maybe the night that we are all waiting for is yet to come. And no one knows truly with certainty when that night was and is and will be, except Allah azza wa jal and if that is

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the case, perhaps it will be tonight, perhaps it will be tomorrow Allah Zoda knows the best. So May Allah xojo continue to give us the last days of Ramadan, the energy that we need to finish the month right. And if we feel that we have not done enough and we need to do more hamdulillah Allah azza wa jal has both extended this month an extended our lives so that we can do more if we wish to do more. So a little bit more of the Quran a little bit more of the other things that you thought I wish that I said I've done, the drama that I didn't say but I want to say the month of Ramadan is still here. And remember in sha Allah, this is about the past year and the coming year, the past year where we

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want our sins to be forgiven and in the coming year where we want Allah to protect us if our life is gonna extend to the next one hold on to protect us till the coming Ramadan. So we want Allah azza wa jal in our drought when we asked him, Allah to guide us and protect us and save us from the shape time from the trials of this worlds and its temptations from our own bad inclinations. So, put all this in sha Allah in yonder army, Allah azzawajal help us and so we praise Him subhana wa tada and we send Salaam Salaam upon His Messenger sallallahu I knew he was sending them upon all of his companions and their followers and the followers of their followers also until the day of judgment

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and meaning and we ask Allah to make them among them and me.

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So, the prophets of Allah Allah who was in them said in the Hadeeth, reported in Abu Hari, when he was speaking to ignore Omar, what are the Allahu anhu? You know, Omar said he helped me by the shoulder. And this is to

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focus his attention.

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Make him remember this later on the profits a lot. He said them touched me when he was saying this. And he held me by the shoulder and said confy dounia Karen nigari when our ob Rosa de he says be in the dunya as if you are a stranger or a traveler.

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What kind of not cool and Omar used to say or he said this kind of continues after this headache but this is from the saying of ignore Omar either I'm sorry to hear that. I'm totally sober. Hawaii, the sweater peloton. Totally masa he says if you reach the evening, don't wait till the morning. There don't expect that you're going to live till the morning. And if you're in the morning don't expect that you will live till the evening. What would mean say howdy Kelly maldek take advantage of your health before you are sick will mean higher Attica Lee mo take and take advantage of your life before you die.

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So in this video, the first part of it is a Heidi The second is a narration neuroma. In this hadith the Prophet sallallahu wasallam wants us to have an attitude about this dunya

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he wasn't only speaking to ignore because it's not only specific to him, one of the Allah I know. This is for all of us. Be all of us. all of y'all have me on me, all of us in the dounia What is your relationship to the dunya? What should it be like? Subhana Allah we are born into this dunya and as soon as we are born, we are told we need to live like this and we need to aspire for that. And we need to get this and accumulate that and we live all of our life, drowning in the pursuit of the dunya we don't really know why. We are pushed by two things. One is this

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expectations of people around us that we have set for us. You need to get married and have children and have a job and this particular job and live in this neighborhood and have this salary and have this type of house. These are the old expectations. That is one main motivation. The other main motivation is our internal motivation. I want all of these things because other people have them. And I because I like them as well. I want to be rich, I want to be famous, I want to have nice things in life. So we live our lives, pursuing the dunya. And that is, without exaggeration, our main pursuit in life, because we live for it. We live to eat, we live to work, we live to be

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mentioned and praised. We live to be entertained. This is all dunya. That's our main pursuit. And we would be lying if we said this was not the case, we would be lying if we said that all of this world is not designed exactly like that. And to produce people like that, buy this phone, as soon as you buy it, it became obsolete six months or so they start talking about another phone. And now you're thinking about switching to something else. And they want you to keep switching to something else. You buy new clothes, and then in two and three months, you're thinking about buying something else. And they want you to think about buying something else because they want you to keep consuming and

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consuming. So we're liking the cycle. And it's hard to break free. And we think that's what makes us happy. Yet we hear the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that this is not the way to live, Quinn for dunya Kanika v Avi Rossini b saburo. Sadie will be in the dunya as if you are a stranger or a traveler.

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And these are automatic sets are different levels, but they are very close to each other in the sentiment in the attachments that they have. So let's begin with the traveler. I want you to imagine when me and if you have traveled recently, or not So recently, but you still remember what it feels to travel, I want you to remember with me what it felt when you've traveled and you left your home.

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And you pass by a town. And that town is a stop among many stops your transit transiting in this country or town or just simply stopping resting to continue your journey. Let's say that you're going to spend the night

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and you spend the night.

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Now that time that you get to spend in this town or 24 hours, 48 hours until you regain your strength, replenish your resources. Maybe you have something to do there. What are what is the extent of your attachment to this town.

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You realize though you're going to stay there for a day or two, your stay is limited.

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This is not where you're going to settle.

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This is not where you're going to form permanent relationships. Most of your money, most of your time is not going to be invested in this town. Why? Because you still remember that you came from somewhere else.

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And you're going somewhere else and you're leaving this town. So it would be extremely foolish.

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If somebody takes all his money and investors in this town knowing that in two days, I'm leaving.

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And when you form relationships, you form relationships. You say hello to someone you see said I'm already come to some to someone, but you know, they extended this relationship is not going to last because you are going to continue your journey. Now imagine this is the dunia for you and me and we are in it.

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And as long as we are in it no matter what we do, no matter what we pursue, no matter what we accumulate.

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We gather as we gather and we are allowed to gather stuff from this dunya. But we're always with the intention with the mind said that I'm leaving.

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And this is impermanent, this is not my home.

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The dunya is not my home. Now imagine if I you and me believe that the dunya is not my home, and we are soon going to leave. How much will we invest in it versus our actual home?

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Now does this mean

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that I'm not going to get married? Because I say to myself, I'll leaving this to me anyway. I'm not going to get married, I'm not going to have children. If I see something wrong, I'm not going to stop anybody because I'm leaving anyway. This is not like please Is that the right attitude? Is the headache saying this is absolutely not. Because you have to understand any and every Hadith you hear in light of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then in light of that life of that Sahaba that they live like that.

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They married and they had children, and they had businesses, and when they saw something that was wrong, they spoke out against it. And when this was not enough, they actually physically stopped it. This is our task in life as long as we're alive.

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But they did all of this because, and in fact, they did all of it inspired by the fact that this is not our permanent home We're leaving.

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That is they married, and they had a desire to marry. But they also married because they wanted to stay away from the harem, because they knew that they were meeting a lawsuit. And they treated their wives and husbands and children with the idea with the intention that I am going to leave and meet a law student who will ask me about all of them. And they built businesses, but these businesses were not the center of their existence in life. They did not spend most of their life not even most so kinda like today, we spent, I don't know, what percentage can we can I give to it when we study and when we

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develop businesses and we go to work, we give it more than 90% of our lives, they did not spend so much overwhelming time, just devoted to the dounia. And only the left overs for the hereafter. Because the person who knows that he's leaving the dunya will not do this.

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But well with our other will say even my time that is spent for the dunya or in the dunya will be for the dunya for Allah. I'll build the business for Allah zildjian.

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Right, I'll study for Allah azza wa jal, I'll find a way to direct to this for the sake of Allah because eventually I find that at the age of 6070 8090, when Allah as if it's gonna take my soul, I look back in my life. And I've lucked out that I did not live in the dunya as a stranger or a traveler, I lived as if I will live here forever.

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And I built relationships and attachments forever thinking that I will never die. And when death came, I was surprised, perplexed, afraid, not ready, because I did not do enough. So the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam is not saying to us live in a cave on top of a mountain, detach yourself from everybody, including your parents, and siblings, and children and wife, and don't even get married and don't have a job. He's not saying all of this is saying while you are in the dunya, don't be of the dounia.

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That's it.

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A stranger. That is when you get invited.

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And you find that as you are invited and people around you are sitting and they're only talking about collecting money to travel, I bought these dresses, I bought these handbags, they're talking about sports they're talking about and I'm not saying you know, all of these things aren't necessarily individually bad.

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But add them all together.

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And that's the only thing we're talking about an interested in October, I bought this makeup, and then this this new scarf and this new hijab and this new dress and this new thing, and you find that all of their what they're talking about is the dunya all that they're interested is is the dounia you feel like a stranger.

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Because you're thinking to yourself, where is Allah? And where is his profits and a lot he was in the main where his talk about the hereafter and what he was talking about the man

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it must be also part of our conversation. But it all of my conversation is this movie, and that sports team, and this new song, and this thing, and this new money and this job and the state of the economy, and that's all and you enter this gathering and leave this gathering with your emotion diminished, and you felt like feeling spiritually depleted, then you understand that this was a gathering that was so focused on the dunya it didn't enhance you.

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It didn't bring you closer to Allah zildjian versus as we said previously, the profits of the Lavanya he will and he was in them when they he would sit.

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He would not miss saying 100 times or stuff in a line any gathering or meeting. Does this mean that whenever the province of the law he was sitting in would sit?

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The only thing that he will be talking about is Islam?

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No, that's not the case. The Sahaba tell us that they would sit with the prophets of Allah while he was sending them. An a portion of their gathering wouldn't be talking about the dunya theory reminisce about remember what we used to do in our gi helia How foolish we were we did this we did that funny things right? Then they would laugh.

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So it doesn't mean that if you're a religious person focus on a year after that you're always serious and strict. And we have to talk about the Koran all the time and sooner all the time. It doesn't mean that that is an extreme.

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But we're saying that we have to avoid the other extreme. And the other extreme is that we are so fascinated and obsessed with the dounia How am I living as a traveler with the only thing that I care about and talk about is that

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a traveler knows that he gives the dounia only a portion of his life.

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And then as soon as he's done, he's saying now I'm packing up. Become

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Because I'm leaving, in his mind, the clock is ticking. So ignore all of the Allahu anhu. He says,

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either aspect of it and totally mess up. He says in the morning when you're in the morning is is don't expect that you live till the evening. And in the evening, don't expect that he lived till the morning meaning that shorten your hope.

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Don't plan your life as if or they think or expect that I'm going to live for 100 years, or 60 years or a year. If no matter what the Lord was saying, You're not even a day.

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You say why is that? This is because if you live like that,

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you will do the best that you can now, not later. Not tomorrow now.

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That is if I'm healthy now as he continues if I'm healthy now footmen, statically modeled if I'm healthy now. And I have an opportunity to read the Quran or pray and I'll say I'll do it tomorrow.

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Are you going to be healthy tomorrow? Will your body support what do you want to do tomorrow? We know that when you are young, we're healthy. As we age, our health starts saying goodbye to us slowly.

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And there are things that we could do in our youth that we could not do when when we are older. I can stand and read the Quran. I can fast I can go to Hajj and Umrah I can memorize the Quran because my memories still helps. It still supports me.

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I can do a lot of good deeds because I have energy. So it's saying if you have energy now you're not going to have energy tomorrow. And don't think in terms of 60 years I'll do it when I retire. Some people have this idea that it's okay, I'll just do everything that I want to do all the dunya right now when I retire or stop going to the masjid. Maybe when you retire, right? You will not have the energy to go to the masjid. You don't want to have the feet to take you to the masjid.

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You won't have the health or maybe you will not be alive. So he says if you're healthy now, know that for sure there's gonna come a time when you will be sick. Don't wait for your sick time. Do it now before you are sick. So that if you are sick and when you are sick, Allah azza wa jal writes it for you as if you are doing it because you are doing it when you're healthy. And if you are alive now, there's surely going to come a time when you die. And when you're dead, you will say I wish I could come back to life just one day.

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If I can do one more subdued. If I can do one more day of fasting, if I can do one more day to save me now in my grave. I would I would buy this with all of my wealth. With every penny that I have. I'll pay this because all that money that I spend my life collecting did not help me.

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But one two out helps. And one Sadat helps and one is to find helps and $1 you give to Allah zildjian helps. So if you are rich, now, you may not be rich later, give for to Allah azza wa jal now before you lose it all.

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So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying yeah being the dounia

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get married and have children and if you want a business, how the business and started and help yourself and others through it, right? If you want to study study, if you want to have degrees have degrees, do all of this. But be in the dunya with your heart with Allah azza wa jal

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be in the dunya as if you are in the era

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Your heart is with Allah and with the earth Hello, your body is here. You're thinking about what will my house in the fly look like? Will it be in general or Hello? Hello fi?

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What Allah zoodle allow me to go directly in the area? Or will I pass into the gender? Or will I pass to Hellfire? Will I be questioned? Or can I save myself from questioning? Even that can I even save myself from questioning?

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So embody, be in the dunya

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but in heart, in interest in Nia in intention, in motivation, you're a stranger.

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You hear the people talking about the dunya and you're not one of them. You have you have people who are planning okay that they want to build mansions and things beyond their need, all they want is I want to travel here and here and here and there. I want to travel at this restaurant and here and there right here in here. I want to induce the actual is not in on the horizon for them. And you feel that you're a stranger next to them.

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You don't belong

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because you belong to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you belong to Abu Bakr and Omar and both men and I

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You belong to the Sahaba and the seller. This is your home. So you feel like a stranger. And that should motivate you not discourage you but motivate you. Somebody was about to die among the Sahaba. And he said the other knucklehead by Mohammed and Osaka, he says, tomorrow we're going to meet the loved ones. Mohammed and his companions. He was a companion. Tomorrow we will meet the loved ones. Why was he eager because he knew all the Allah I knew I was waiting to meet them all this time. I couldn't wait to meet them. And now as death approaches, he couldn't wait. Tomorrow I will meet Mohammed in his companions. sobre la vida you either Ernie, you're so happy you're sending them all

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the love. What do you mean? So be in the dunya as a stranger, you say how to do this is as I say, decrease your attachments to it. No, it's not gonna last. So slowly start to leave it before it leaves you. Take from it what you need and leave the rest.

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Take from it what you need. No one said deprive yourself, eat, drink, have a house live, get married, have children, educate them, start a business. It could be very rich. But from the money that Allah gives you take what you need

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and don't overindulge.

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Give sadaqa donate help people in charity, support messages, Dawa, etc, things that will outlast you outlive you and will be as a continuous charity. Don't indulge in the dunya detach.

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As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam detached he had the money, but he detached the Sahaba they had the money but they detached they didn't need that much. They live humbly because they knew that they will leave the dunya and too much of the junior will corrupt them. So be in the journey as a stranger, take what you need, and the rest say to the dunya I don't need it.

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I don't want you to tempt me. I want my heart to be with Allah and not with you. We Allah azzawajal allow us to remember this hadith and live in the dunya as strangers and as travelers heading to Allah Zoda knowing that this is impermanent, whatever you hold hold to and from the dunya it will let go. If it is health, your health will tell you, I will leave you if it is youth and beauty. Youth annuity will say sorry, I have to leave you if it is money, your money will eventually say sorry, I belong to somebody else You thought I belong to you. I really, really do never belong to you. I need to go to somebody else. And so is everything around you. And the only thing that will

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stay with you, you'll remember you will say I prayed that is with me that will not go away. I fasted I made up I went to hedge I read the Quran I put on the hijab, I pleased Allah that does not go away, that stays with you. No one can take this away from you, except you, except you if you reject it, but if not, it stays with you in the grave and out of the grave and when you talk to Allah as so May Allah zone and make us of those who invest wisely in the era rather than in the dunya. And may Allah grant us the best of the dunya and the best of the Sahara and not deprive us of the hay hail of the dunya and the heel of the earth era, but also make us in the dunya as strangers or as as

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travelers will lower

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soul answer in sha Allah questions for today while eco sidama rahmatullah wa barakato to everyone who said Salaam Are there any particular ways to protect our children from mine and the sheltering in accordance with the sooner that are either the profits or losses in Britain and hazard and Hussein can we read that? Do I every every day along with our morning and evening F car? Is it upon the sooner to read NASS and follow up on a floss and rabbit over them? Yes, insha Allah. So you already know you already have an idea in sha Allah.

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What to do? That is the prophets of Allah Allah He was sending them used to do that to add Hassan and Hussein to redo madikeri Mattila. mikuni shaitaan in waha, melancholia in in lamb. So you can read that.

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In addition to it, what you exactly said kulu Allahu Ahad Kannada grabill Fela Kula out of Europe Venus, you read it, you blow it on them or you read it, you blow it on your hand and you rub it all over them. That is a sufficient insha Allah allow me to protect them from acid and you do that you know, every so often, or every morning and evening right as you do it for yourself or before you put them to bed. You do that in sha Allah or in the morning you do that to them. Were a document beginning it later now you can do that repeatedly. Insha Allah so you know already Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah need, how to do it. So just in case somebody does not know your question in sha Allah

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is helpful. So we're a document in order to order

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Either one person or you can we can imagine a diamond equally shaytaan in Warhammer we could lie in Indiana and the three of us in Sharla so that inshallah is sufficient How do you repel bad thoughts that we cannot utter on our tongue mainly during salah and Eva? So if you're having bad thoughts especially during a bad that know that this is the shavon as we get this a fun is but these still whisper into in Ramadan

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and more so outside of Ramadan so especially in a body we're having me be these bad thoughts know that this is the shavon trying to mess with you.

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The Shay thought trying to sadden you distract you.

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So first of all recognize the source and it's really important to recognize the source because we knew when you know it, where it comes from, you can do something about it right when you know that somebody is coming to you and he's an enemy, you know the direction of that attack, you know how to repel it because you know the direction so when you know that that it is from the sheath on you know what to do with it? What do you do when you know that it's coming to you from the shaper Whom do you bring to support you Allah zildjian right. So, how do we let him initiate on Raji?

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How do we let him initiate on the regime and the profits a lot he was saying that when somebody asked him that there is a sheet on comes to me in my sauna and confuses me about it, he says this is a shade thumb directly signed or appointed to do this during the Salah. So we set out to say I will be leaving the ship out of regime and you Spiro to your left

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he will not harm you. So when you feel that do this and this is allowed inshallah if you are in a congregation of Salah in jamara, right? Yeah, you don't have to turn all the way to the left. But you do say I will be down in the shade on roadie

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like that because the person right to the to your left if there's a person to your left is not going to appreciate or maybe not understand what you're doing. So just slightly to the left if you are praying at all to the tooth all the way to the left and you do that.

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After you say I will demonstrate one or two.

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So this is something to protect yourself from the shaytaan when you do it and in your sujood ask Allah azza wa jal for his protection yeah Allah The shaytaan is troubling me with these thoughts. Help me with it. And now recognize these thoughts are not you This is the sheath on attacking you. So just stop them. Don't listen to them focus on something else, and concentrate on what you're saying and doing. Within the law. It's always a continuous battle but when you keep doing this insha Allah, Allah We hope that Allah is so different, but alanine will give you power over the shadeland right well lower right

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how do we pray Witter? Okay so praying with the right you can pray at three o'clock as on one breakout i think that i think we said this when we were talking about

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the last 10 of Ramadan, maybe you missed it. So either three or one and the other forums, we'll just got some treats on this one. So you can pray it as three and I'm just gonna, I'm gonna I'm gonna limit it inshallah, just for the sake of the time I'm not going to mention all the ways of praying with him. So three in terms of you pray to rock as and then you see Salaam Aleykum Selam Aleykum. Then you arise and you pray one more wrecker. Right. And you can do it for naught or not. Okay, that's that's, that is up to you and then you sit for the shadow, cinematic and cinematic and this is one form. The other form is just simply one record. Like the last one, right? So instead of two

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and then one, you just press one.

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So the most constant one do insha Allah that three and one if you don't have time, this do one inshallah. So this is you know, two simple ways of praying with her and I said, there are other ways inshallah.

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So, no, it's not sooner to make it through Mother of Salah since you've asked so this is another way. Another way of praying with her right is to pray three rock as continuous without syllabic the middle. So some people are not familiar with this, they may think that it is odd thing like if you pray it in some messages like this, it'd be very odd to them. So you pray it how you pray three Rockers, pray the first. Right. And the fact Hanna surah second, third Hana Surah Now in when you are in the sujood you don't sit for Tisha hold your eyes. So you say you know you're on now in your sudo to para Bella Allah Allahu Akbar, you said, so powerbuilt Allah, then you rise notitia hood

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rise and you stand. And now in the third Rucker, you'll read 30 how to enter Sora

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and then you do your own note if you want and then you go to your sudo the two sudo and then you sit for

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The Shahada, let's see Salaam Alaikum Salaam, so you don't pray it like Matthew

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so that the show hope that you will do is at the last lockout, not the second and the last. Okay, inshallah

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handydart. So, um, so this one I have this fear of correcting my friends for, for not following the sooner, mainly because they will not they will debate with me. And in the end I will feel sad and frustrated Should I proceed doing this. Now I'm in sha Allah, I mean, we understand that this is the mission of the prophets of Allah and he will set out to a certain was this which is what to remind people, and in the process receive receiving unpleasant feedback and feeling sorry, because of it. So if you're doing this you're experiencing with the prophets of Allah or we're experiencing, should this stop you? I don't think that it should stop you. Now you could proceed wisely with it.

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That is if you're going to present things to them, they are going to be resisted. Think about maybe initially, right, increasing their love for Allah and they're even

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laying the groundwork of well, we should follow the prophets of Allah audio send them shoot a tweet like this should be ingrained in all of us. When the groundwork is laid out like this, it's easy to build on it something and you say we should follow this sooner because this is wrong. When this is not already established, they will argue with you Oh, so and so said, Why should I follow this? Why? So they will argue because maybe they don't have the foundation. So if you find that your friends don't have the foundations layer, but those foundations that is ingrained in themselves, in them through reminders, hotbars lessons that they hear books that they read, the importance of following

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the Prophet solo, send him that his guidance is the best guidance. Talk about that first. And if that's the case, then argue with them or presented them, then he is solution and do this instead of that.

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So Shouldn't we be doing this instead of that isn't this better than any other opinion any other course of action or

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path in life?

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If they say yes, if they're ready, if the foundation is there, it's easy for them to follow. And begin in sha Allah with the biggest and most important of matters and don't focus on the simplest or the smallest of things. If you can get them on board with the bigger things,

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things where there's greater evidence, greater consensus, greater agreement between the scholars, it's easier in sha Allah to have them follow the smaller things later. So gradualism is important. And then wisdom in presenting this thing to them is important, but proceed in sha Allah just based on who your friends are, what they know preceded, inshallah with some caution and with some groundwork first inshallah.

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So who leads the prayer in home from the sons when the father is away? Veronica lo fuchal. What? Yeah, so insha Allah will be the eldest or the person who had memorized most of the Quran. So if a person among your children, right,

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as long as what we're talking about from single attorneys, so we're talking about seven years old, and older, younger than that, they could still be mommies meaning out they reached an age of distinguishing right from wrong. This is what that means is meaning if you tell them, don't do this, they won't do it do this, they'll do it based on some maturity. And you'll know this in your children, you'll understand. They have moved from an age where they're reckless and foolish, and they're just,

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they just do whatever they want to an age where they are discerning, don't do this trying and they know that not to do it that's sitting within us. There's no particular age, but scholars say on average, seven, so maybe it is seven, maybe it's less, maybe it's more depending on the child. So anyway, when they reach that age, from that till all the children the person who has memorized more of the Quran leads the Salah,

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right leads the Salah, if they all have memorized the same than the oldest, and they all are at the same age, it's not going to be the case and they all have the same age and the person who had no more knowledge of this so this is how it how it progresses just like with other adults. So who who memorize more of the Quran And would that memorization of the Quran also comes what knows kind of the solo right knows how to pray, obligations of the Sunnah. What if he misses something in the Salah what to do, so that can kind of should be included in it. He should be taught that. So that's the person if all of them had memorized maybe let's say all of them had memorized the Koran so

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You know, it's all the same when it goes there, then the oldest right? Well, Lola,

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are we allowed to say that we are liberal thinkers? So we say to this person who was saying that he or she is a liberal thinker? What do you mean by that?

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You know, Islam is not ambiguous. Islam is very clear.

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Things in the Sunnah are clear things in the Quran are clear, because they were defined, but Allah is prophets a lot. He was setting them. Now when you say I'm a liberal thinker. What does that mean? So you define that for us. So if Allah tells you to put on the hijab,

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or you and your or any female member in your line your family see you say, I'm a liberal thinker, so I don't think so. So what do you mean by a liberal thinker? If Allah says something in the haoran? And that Sahaba said, This is what it means. And you say, as a liberal thinker, I don't think so.

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Or the prophets always send them said something.

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And you said, This Hadeeth as a liberal thinker, I'm not gonna take it. So what does it mean that you're a liberal thinker, we need to understand what that means.

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Saying that you are a liberal thinker, you are borrowing this phrase from Western thought, and what was Western thought, Western lifestyle, Western thinking,

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and how it developed, right, Western Western intellectual ism in general. And it doesn't really fit into Islam, because a liberal thinker write things on his own, and they decide on his on his own or her own, what's right and what's wrong. And we don't do that in Islam. So a short answer, but I just wanted to explain what it entails to be a liberal thinker. The short answer to this, are we allowed to say that we are liberal thinkers? No, we're not. Because I don't know if the person who is saying it understands what he's saying. And if they understand, are they serious to say that they're liberal thinkers at most and Muslim at the same time, it can be they cannot be together. So I hope

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that they don't understand what it means that they're saying it simply just following or imitating other people, but if you can't be really a solid Muslim, I'm not saying you're not you're a non Muslim. Depends on what you mean by but a solid committed Muslim, you can't be that and a liberal thinker at the same time alone. And if I'm wrong, let me know you know what he mean by a liberal thinker, right. says give continuously every day and you will feel

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good, healthy, light breathing. I wish everybody feels what I feel, I mean, at home, the law behind me. You know, this is a this is a testimony coming from someone at hamdulillah he says, or she says, I don't know because it came from Facebook, but they said,

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Give continuously every day and he will feel good and healthy and light and breathing. I wish that everybody could feel what I feel. I mean, I wish that everybody all of us could feel what you're feeling and hamdulillah if Allah blessed you with this, may Allah azza wa jal be praised and thanked for blessing you with that. And may Allah did extend this blessing to every and each one of us. So they were saying that give every day and see how you will feel?

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Give every day and he will see how Allah will bless you with it. Right? Allahu Allah. So Baraka lo fi comm for sharing a follow up here. How do you define a solid Muslim, a solid Muslim, meaning what I mean by it a Muslim upon the Quran and Sunnah, like a committed Muslim. That's what I mean by it. It's not a technical term. It's just a phrase of mine where I said, a committed Muslim to the Orion and Suna where you submit to Allah, these prophets a lot, he was sent at this summit, I mean, a solid Muslim, a committed Muslim, he can't be that. And at the same time, see, I look like a liberal thinker. That's what I meant by it. So thank you for asking me to clarify it. In short, it was not

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Now, I got to know that multilevel marketing business is how long I keep rejecting to join that business proposals because of the above reason, but my Muslim friends said that the business is not haram if the business offers good products, and fair commission, how to reject them without hurt their feeling. Now I'm in sha Allah, so I'm not now at this point. I think I have an idea of what you mean by multilevel marketing. If I understand by it, were simply it is you're not really selling products. You're basically

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recording other people and it's based on commission and so on and so on. That's what I mean, that's what you mean by it. So I usually write stay away from financial questions just because I don't really focus on them. But since you've done your research and since you know that it is not allowed

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As you're saying, right, it's not allowed. And as I remember, and I vaguely remember right, that it is not allowed because, or when it is not allowed is because the,

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the product itself is not intended, the product itself is just a mechanism to recruit other people and get commissions from them. And then so on, and so on, and so on. So there's no real product to be sold. And but it is simply what just kind of like a pyramid where you are just recruiting others, and they recruit others, and you make money from that recruitment. So that's what it is. So he says, it said how to kind of convince them or reject their advice without hurting their feelings. You can't.

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If they're telling you, it's allowed, and you know that it's not allowed in anything in life, and you have to be honest with them and direct and say, it is not allowed. There is no other way except that to say, Hey, I know this is haram based on the research that I did. And maybe you disagree with me. And I you have your reasons, tell me what your reasons are, I'll present my reasons. But if we eventually disagree, eventually we will have to say that we're not on the same page. If they're going to be angry, they're going to be angry. So what can What else can you do? If that's the case? Right? If you notice something is held on and your friends insist on following it eventually that

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you're gonna part ways on this at least on this thing, and they're not gonna like it and they're you are gonna be you have to be fine with this and yet they're gonna have you have fine with that. At least you can do it for everybody, Allah guide us to the truth, that if I cannot see it, or if we cannot see that eventually, at the end of the meeting, shall or end of that argument, say say, oh, both of you say these do this do both of you say I mean yeah, Allah, if we agree or disagree over this, show, the one who is wrong among us the truth so that we can all follow it and soften our hearts so that we can follow the truth. And forgive us Allah whoever is following the one here or in

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the wrong

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Forgive us, Allah our mistake and help us to see it

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and unite our hearts upon what you love and about the sin of the prophets a lot so to make this drop, so that at least when you finish that meeting, or that argument over what is right and what is wrong, at least you've agreed on the fact that Allah Subhan is there and he can go to everybody and that both of you want to be guided and you make the made this draft to be guided. So maybe you end on a good note, I'm sure a lot at least it softens the heart so that there is no tension right between you and me. Just because we disagreed at least both of us confess that we're under Allah's protection and under his guide the guide and we need his guidance he Allah guide both of us right so

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I may do it for you and you need to ask for me

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Oh, do we know he min ash shaytani? Hands up? Oh, how do we know him in a shape on something hands up? Yeah, this is the name that the prophets Allah is still in game to him. You don't have to specify. You just can't say the name in a straight line emoji. Either we live in the shutdown regime and then spittle on the left.

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what is the correct term of ending? So how can we finish water if the computer event starts? Yeah, inshallah. So, if you have a bottle or if you have a glass of water in your hand, and you hear the event, or you know that, that is at, let's say, for 26 I think it was for 26 for us last night, something like this. It's 426 and you have a glass of water and you just hear the finish what do you have in your hand? That's fine.

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That's fine. Because that's there's a hadith about this from the prophets a lot he was saying he says don't put it down until you finish it. So inshallah you have that allowance. From the prophets Allah you send me here the van, you can just finish it right in shop.

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I had to take medicine while the federal then played in my clock Do I have to make up the fast as I drank water while the other one was playing your financial. So if you hear the other one and you still especially right, if you have to take medicine, right? Because the prophets of Allah send them you know, said here that you may have something that you have a bite of food, and you know, you raise it to your mouth. And they are that is called, he said, Put it in your mouth. And you understand that if you put it in your mouth, you're not going to be able to finish it in a second, swallow it in a second. Right? You still have all to it and then swallow it. Or you know, you have

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you know a glass of water and you're lifting it to your mouth and then then calls it says finish it. Especially right in a case when you have to take medicine, right? There's even more of a reason for you just to take it. So finish it in sha Allah right and then you can you know, put it down from your hand. So we said you know, don't do it more than the than beyond the other. Right. So as long as as soon as he's you know calling the adages fit

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What is in your head? You've lifted to your mouth, finish it insha Allah don't take it beyond the

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law, as long as you know inshallah, and unless you know, right unless you know that well let us just keep it at that let's give it a shot

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no and surely you don't have to spit it out. That is if the call the then and the you're the water is in your mouth the call the then is spit it out and don't you don't have to do that in Shell, I understand but maybe they did not hear about that headache or they thought that headache does not apply. Or they just simply need to stop immediately as soon as you hear the other who said no, there's a hadith that allows kind of that that extension that small extension in case somebody just had lifted, you know something to his mouth. And then they you know, just they want to finish it right so they don't have to pin it down. And they still in their neffs they still is still connected

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to that sip of water, I still didn't take it or that's just last bite. I didn't take it. So just take it. And then this is also allowance from Allah xojo

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This is the last one in Surah Mohammed it says when you help Allah it will help you what are some meanings of this is someone asked me how can you help a lot

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in terms of lines of code, right?

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With a bit of demo, that is if you help a lot It doesn't mean help Allah.

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So how do you help Allah assisting what Allah loves in terms of like muscle life, or as a sermon on sorry to Lahore and how are you on solo? We are the champions of Allah. champions of Allah's word, not Allah is that he Allah is cause you champion what Allah loves. This is how you champion Allah champion, Allah champion, Allah is religion also Allah, helping Allah is religion. So in yourself and outside you help Allah's religion you champion it by doing what Allah loves. So Allah says don't and you don't do it. Do and you do it despite what temptations and weakness and laziness and procrastination you do it

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or outside somebody says you know, get set up for the sake of Allah you champion Allah we want to build the message you champion Allah Yun decelerating means helping a lot helping a lot champion Allah xojo muscle law

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you know we need money for our you give the money for our there is something how long you sit, stop it you champion, Allah's religion. You spread the sooner you remind people of it, you teach people to put on all this is the champion Allah is religion. So if you champion Allah, Allah champions you or you help Allah let's put it as you put it, you help Allah Allah helps you. So here helping Allah how helping the servants of Allah zewde helping the religion of Allah so if you held the silver into Allah, the religion that Allah Allah comes to your aid in many ways. Yeah Allah and you helped me with the sickness Allah comes to you and help you I love my children take care of them Allah comes

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to you help Ya Allah this hurts me. It comes to your help y'all I have an enemy plotting against me Allah comes to your help. He Allah helped me with this job Allah gives it to you. So because you did it for Allah sake, Allah comes to your help. Right? Oh well I'm in trouble let comes to you. So this is this is the benefit of it is that when you're close to Allah, Allah will be close to you. When you defend Allah.

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How do we defend Allah? I defend Allah his religion defend Allah Allah defends you. So this is how it works a lot

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but he would have to get out of it out of me and I hope inshallah that you found satisfaction in these answers and if not in sha Allah, please ask them again in sha Allah tomorrow we ask a lot of anatomy or harmala himedia Allah. If this night or tomorrow night is would be would be night or later to pardon me, Allah Hama Rahimi make this our night make this a night when we worship you consciously with a good intentions with sincerity and with who we actually are. But I don't mean to accept later to other formats if it had passed or if it's going to come accept it from us. Make it of those who are forgiving us on that night make us of those who make sincere accepted to us who

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read the Quran who remember you who pray sincerely to you email and YT sir but except our fasting out but Allah mean makers of those who exit or the month of Ramadan sinless without any sin major or minor yahama Rahimi, makers of those who are always close to you make use of those who live in the dunya as strangers or travelers, reminder your reminders Europe and irony that this is impermanent makers of those who invest in the Euro more than the dunya, makers of those who when they meet you in the Euro, they are admitted to gender and they find more favors in Jenna than the favors that they find in the dounia. Their station is higher in the Jenna more than their station that they

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found in the dunya. And you Allah if you take out the privates take away from

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deprive us of anything in the dunya make it for us, compensate us for it in the affiant out but I mean, and if you give us anything in the dunya make it a vehicle that we can use to please you in the dunya and get closer to you in the era but anime will ask you to help an anime to bless us and save us from Hellfire and to give us paradise Jenna, and our parents and grandparents our spouses, our children and grandchildren, our extended family, our neighbors, and our little Mohammed sallallahu Ani he was sending them we actually don't but Allah need to assist and help the oppressed in the oma Mohammed Salah Allahu Allah He will sell them and make us of those who assist the

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oppressed on this earth. Whilst you are a banana mean to make a bad beloved to us and make sin distasteful to us. Make make you we ask you for your love and the love of those who love you. We are a banana Nene and for us to hate what you hate your hammer Rahimi Basilica circum Allahu Allah azza wa jal love you for his say, we love you and me you love those who love Allah azza wa jal May Allah bless you, and may you be vehicle for blessing those for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, we'll see you in sha Allah at the same time tomorrow subhanak alumna will be having the shadow under either under sofiero go to La hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen sulamani como Rahmatullah II Oh Baraka