Softeners of the Heart #02

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alumni, alumni and federal now, one fan that'd be Matt alum Turner. Was it Illman Audibel al Amin or BA in melodic Rekha Ashok Rika Hosni Burdick.

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Last week we have the lie as Virgil, we began the Kitab record from sahih al Bukhari. So if you've missed it, it's online, in sha Allah. And we explained what the path means the importance of the topic and the first two chapters in that book.

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And today in sha Allah, we continue with that we will probably do two more chapters. May Allah azza wa jal open our hearts because the only intention of all of this is to soften the hearts. So it'd be very, really ironic if we do something about softening the hearts that does not reach the heart. So that is not working, what else is going to work? So that's what insha Allah you want to ask a lot out of all of this is that I hear something and it moves my heart.

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And there's nothing better. As an I don't know if I've mentioned this last time or not, when somebody asks is what book Can I read, to soften my heart because I feel that my heart is has hardened, this distant? It is far away from Allah as though did I need a book that would help me? And obviously the answer is what is better than the book of Allah itself. And what is better after that than the words of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam to soften the hearts, any other book that comes after that is only going to take from them. So anyway, let's just proceed. And this chapter is Babel only Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam. confy dunya kaneka reborn, our bureau Seville. This is

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the heading of the chapter is a statement of the prophet does is going to follow he says the title of the chapter is this the saying of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam be in the dunya as if you are a stranger, or a stranger or a traveler.

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Now to whom did he say this? And what does that mean?

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Abdullah Hypno Omar are the Allahu Anhu said, aha that rasool Allah He beaming KB, he says the Prophet sallallaahu Selim held me by the shoulder, so he put his hand on my shoulder, right grabbed him by the shoulder. And this is for what, why did he do this? This is for attention. And also proximity and care, it conveys that touch, that connection, wakes up something in you that this is something special is going to follow is something special, pay attention to it, because I care about you. And that touch conveys that care and mercy. So this is something if you're an educator, if you're a parent, this is the prophets, all these elements teaching you something here, right? That

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is when there is something important and whenever it's appropriate, of course, when is something important, that touch helps convey the care that you have the feelings that you have for someone.

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So he said he helped me by the shoulder. And he said, or he put my hand by on my shoulder and he said, be in the dunya in this world as if you're a stranger, or a traveler.

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So the prophets always send them in these short words has conveyed to Abdullah distill to Abdullah Abdullah Omar, how we are supposed to be in this dunya

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bye but how am I supposed if you think about it, like how as a human being, am I supposed to behave in this? Dunya?

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Right? different patterns, different ways of existence? How am I supposed to exist? Am I supposed to be a fierce ruthless person a dog who eats other dogs? Am I supposed to be passive? Passive for the sake of what? How am I supposed to be in this? Dunya? How do I navigate so when do you begin the dunya when you're born? Right? You're not conscious of that you begin to be conscious of the dunya itself. I ah 2345 Whatever the first memory that you have, and then starts to accumulate and then you gain full consciousness and then full power full maturity, till the end till your death. So from the beginning to the end, how do I navigate the dunya? What personality what identity do I take?

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What do I do on what do I avoid?

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In essence is what kind of person should I be? So he told him in this dunya be like a stranger

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or a traveler

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and that is if you think about it Subhan Allah, it will take us a lifetime to realize this hadith

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I'm not exaggerating, because you will hear it. Now, you see, I know that he had said it, but you will not fully understand it until you practice it.

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And when you practice it, you'll understand Oh, that's what he meant. That's how it feels. That's how I'm supposed to be numb. There is really a lot of wisdom in it here. So you

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be in the dunya, like you are a stranger.

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Now those who have traveled to a new place, will understand that feeling. And you, city and town.

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And the more different it is, the more that you're going to have that feeling or you move to another country, you're an expat and immigrant, you will have that feeling. So you move in.

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And

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it's not your city. It's not familiar, the language is not yours, the people are not yours. And you may you may say that you settle, and you rent, or you even buy a place. And you trade and you buy and you sell, and maybe we'll say that you even marry, right. But you still feel that this is not your home. Right? You don't really fully belong. There's a distance between you and that place.

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It's not home.

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You understand what I'm saying? Right? It's not home. Yeah, you have fun you go you eat you developed, you know, relationships, but it's still not home. That is an alien.

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And the word alienated comes from it.

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So in a place in the dunya, you're supposed to be or feel alienated.

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Is doesn't really fit. This is not really my home. And this is not really my place. Even if I settle and I buy and I study and I marry. But I don't fully belong here. It feels awkward. And it feels strange. And at times, it feels that this is not mine. And I'm supposed to leave it and I cannot really fully enjoy it.

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So where is your home then if this is not a home, because all of us are looking for a home? Right? You need to settle.

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So all of us are looking for a home. So where is the home then?

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Where is it?

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The athlete agenda?

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So here you feel that you're out of place, a stranger, an alien who's alienated.

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You don't partake. So why do you feel alienated like that? And there's a station higher than that, which is the traveler. Right? But why do you feel alienated? Because if you are concerned and worried about the hereafter?

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When you meet the people of the dunya, what are they talking about?

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Only dunya.

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And at that is offering, like if the only thing they talk about is the dunya. Like imagine, you know, him being invited, I don't know if you've been in that situation or not even invited to a place you go to it. And the people there you arrive, they're only talking about stocks, and you don't have nothing to do with stocks, talking about the big cars that they just bought, and they don't have the money to do that. And they're talking about the trips that are going to take and they took and and you don't have the money to do this. What do you feel?

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I don't belong here. What am I doing this crowd? Hi,

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stranger. So if you're worried about the Acura and you're thinking about, I should do more for it. And I should donate more on I should pray more and make a lot of our own up to the people of the dunya where do they pull you more towards the dunya and less towards the akhira. And that's why you feel alienated from the people of the Dooney around you. So he says this how you're supposed to feel like it's not your place. Right? So if you feel you have this uneasiness about existing on Earth is not a terrible thing. Because you know that it's not your place. So that's the first station gareeb The Stranger Oh, Bureau Serbian auto traveler. The traveler has even fewer connections than the

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stranger because the traveler does not form many bonds. So unlike the stranger the stranger can get married and the stranger can settle and buy the traveler does he do this? No. Right. The traveler is just there knowing that I'm going to be there for a day or two. I'll only take from that place what I need to continue my travel because in his mind, I'm not going to be here I'm not staying my final destination is home and home is waiting for me. You're that feeling Yanni Jenna is waiting for me. The hero is waiting for me. What am I going to take from the dunya I'm not settling here only take what you need and be light.

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Be Light light what

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Don't carry a lot of weights on you because what, there's not enough room in the car to put all of these things I'm traveling, I'll only take what I need. What do I need a little bit of food, a little bit rink, anything extra is going to just slow me down so you don't take it.

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So at the half minute Dunia, in fact, taking less from the dunya. Why? Because it's easier in the accuride, you're not going to be asked about it. Whereas if you have a lot, you will be questioned about it. Hey, you all you who have millions stop. Let's ask you about the dollars that you have this dollar this dollar this car, this car, this house and that house, the poor person what doesn't have to answer these things. I'm not saying that you have to be poor, but I'm saying what the attitude is, as the Prophet SAW, he said, himself said now me that he said, be as if you are a traveler,

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so you don't really settle in the Dounia you're not comfortable there. And it says what kind of no Mariah Cole? No Marie used to say this is from Abner Omar. Not a hadith but this is from Abner Omar. Either um Seta Fela tanto de la sobre haces at night if you reach the night, don't wait for the morning.

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And if you reach the morning, don't wait for the night and take advantage of your health before you are sick. And of your life before you die. We'll hold minceur Hatikvah Lima are they comin HYAH Tikka Lima otic.

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This evening, Omar,

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here extending with the Prophets OLALIA Sydenham is talking about is saying that either unsaved at night, don't expect that you're going to live till the morning.

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Don't expect it.

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So what is that going to do? If you don't expect it?

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How will that change your life? If you expect that you're not going to see daylight? Plus is this is it? What will you do differently?

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If you want it to do something good, you're not delayed till the morning. This is like I won't be living then. So you'll do it now.

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So for instance, you know, you can go home, for instance, and there's, if you're lazy, I'm not going to pray sooner or later, I'm not going to pray it tomorrow, maybe I'll do that. But not today. But if you believe that you're going to die, you'll say well, better I do it now there's no tomorrow

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or from a sin

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and you want to do it. But

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as long as you believe that there's a tomorrow and a day after tomorrow, you'll say okay, fine, I'll just do the sin today, repent tomorrow, if there is no tomorrow, you'll stop now. So that's why he said, don't expect that you're going to be living, because that will corrupt you

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that will work delay your repentance and postpone any good deeds that you want to do. But at night, don't wait for in the morning and in the morning, count that as a net robber, don't wait till the night. If there is something that is good. For instance, he said, I need to reconsolidate so and so later, why later now.

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So that we will rush to do good. And you will avoid haram because of that attitude. And take advantage of your health before you are sick

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is there's a guy wrote, just I just read it today. And he's a well known older person. He says at this stage of my life, there's nothing that I regret more than the fact that I intend to do a lot of good but by body does not allow me to I want to do a lot but by my body does not allow me to I cannot do it, I cannot move to be able to do it. So I'm telling everybody who could still move. Don't think that this will last you it's like a blink of an eye, you have your health and then before you know it, you don't have it anymore. Your mind is still active, you still want to do a lot but you can do it. So he said take advantage if you just listening to me take advantage of the fact

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that you can do things at this moment. Because there will come a time when you won't be able to whether it is standing for Salah or reading the Quran or giving away sadaqa or going away for Hajj or you know, reconciling with someone and you think I can do it and then they die and you will never be able to

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take advantage of it now before later. And if you can feed your life in this way, it will change you it will change you right

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so this is that chapter and that is the only Hadith that is in it the chapter that follows

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and it's titled baboon feel Emily will totally This is a chapter about extended hope

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hoping a long life. So when we say ml

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or tool ml, it doesn't mean many hope, just hope but hope to live a long life. And as if it will carry Rahim Allah right after saying be in the dunya as a stranger, or a traveler, as he used to say the thing that stops you from this is having extended hope that you will live forever.

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So all of us right when we plan, and when we think we think that what what how long will I live? Years and years, decades? That's how we think. Right? I'll see next year and the year after and the year after and the year after that and so on and so on and so on and so on. So that goes against that advice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam of being a stranger or a traveler? No, we think that we'll be here for ever and ever, for a long time. So as if Al Bukhari Rahim, Allah is saying, this is an obstacle that needs to be corrected and a misunderstanding that human have about their existence. So he says, The brings in a couple of two years, and then saying of Madiba butala, and

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then a hadith

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the ayah that he brings, he says from NZ hat and interview with female genital facut first woman higher to dunya Illa Mata Lahore. Allah azza wa jal says the one who is moved away from hellfire and he enters Janna are made to enter Jannah he is one

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woman higher to dunya this worldly life is nothing but a disk a merchandise of deception or a

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something that is provided, but it is provision. Yes, yes, a deceived provision or a provision of deception, material horo.

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ziani Nadeo Tila genitive aquifers

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if you are rescued from hellfire,

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and you enter general you have succeeded.

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As if to say that should be the hope?

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Like so what do you want out of all of this?

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You're now young, or middle aged or older, from your existence on earth now. And when it's about to end? That's it. Imagine now the moment of death.

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And you're going to leave this earth? What is it that you wish that had happened out of all of this? Now I'm dying and going where?

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If you have are saved from hellfire, and you enter Jannah then you've won? If not, then all that you've done in your life was for nothing.

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Follow me that you could have been you could have been very successful and very famous and very accomplished. And you will well praised and all of these things.

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And you don't enter Jannah

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then you lost

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or you could have been what very poor struggling in life. He didn't get married, you didn't have children. He didn't own your home.

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You know he didn't graduate yet. You didn't, didn't didn't didn't didn't and you enter Jenner, you're classified as his one.

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So that's the thing that decides success. So if you want to think about when you see Allah he has read he's really successful in life is really successful. Who, who typically is that? The rich? When you look at someone and you envy them from being successful, who is it, look at them successful, they accomplish something discovered, invented? People will talk about them, they're famous the spotlight is on them successful. But Allah as it is telling you that that's not how you're supposed to define success that should not

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deceive you.

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Success is really the one who enters Jenner and is rescued from hellfire. And that requires actions and that's why Allah says woman higher to dunya this worldly life is basically what a deception, a provision that is deceptive, you take it and you think it's in your hands.

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And soon enough, it's taken away from you.

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Soon enough, it now belongs to somebody else that moves to somebody else. You see how people Subhanallah people, they become famous and they were celebrated and people love them and as soon as that happens, they fall. Right? And people start hating them. You see that?

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And a person has money and then after they had money you start seeing him having trouble. Marital trouble business trouble people hate them. Nothing Lasts

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This dunya the game of dunya gives you to take from you

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gives you from one hand it takes away from you with the other hand.

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That's why it's very deceptive. You think you got it, but you don't have it.

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So this is Allah azza wa jal, you know, encapsulated this entire dunya by being what? A deceptive provision it doesn't last. And then also Allah as Dogen says that's the second area that Romea Kulu Yamato when he human ml for Sophia, Allah moon, he's speaking to His prophets of Allah, Allah was Alemany saying he's led them, let them eat and have fun and be distracted by hope. They will no

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meaning the non believers who you talk to you talk to and they don't listen.

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Then Allah azza wa jal tells them as if there is nothing there's nothing else you can do and there's no good in them. So let them you don't want to listen. Let them

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let them do what let them eat.

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Let them have fun get tomato let them have fun.

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While you Lee human ml a lot hope distract them hope. What is hope here?

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That they were living forever? I mean, what if you ask them? Are you going to live forever? No, of course no. But you behave like you're living forever. You don't think about death, and you don't be you don't get ready for it. So you behave as if you're living forever. So in fact, you have that feeling that I will live forever.

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So, Allah azza wa jal really is telling His prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam that if they don't listen to you, they become like, animals.

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Who is who just eats and have fun?

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Meaning just like animals, but the eat. That's the limit of what their concerns what are you? What are they worried about? I just want to eat what are we going to eat today? Because we as humans, we act like what am I going to eat today? What do I eat tomorrow? The only thing you think about his food? And also, what is for fun today? What will I watch? Where are we? Where are we going to go out? What will we drink? That's the limit of concerns, nothing else. What can I buy? What can I buy? What can I buy? So if your entire concern is materialistic Allah as soon as then talking about this, I applies to you not as not that that you've become a disbeliever. But the attributes or the

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attributes of the disbeliever that only care about consumption, and eating and drinking and having fun next day consumption and eating and drinking and having fun, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on. That's it. That's the limit of your concern. You mentioned death, you run away from it. You mentioned morality, ethics, doing something good. You run away from it somehow. So yeah, that's lame, that want to talk about this. That's not fun. That's not fun. medicine doesn't excite you, does not interest you. But what is interest you have living forever. So hope distracts you hope destroys you will live and live and live and live and what I don't buy today, I'll buy tomorrow. And

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next year, I'm planning to buy something else. And the year after I'm from you, and you're actually being primed to buy, you understand you're being primed, that as soon as you buy something, there's something else coming out. So psychologically, you're being manipulated to keep buying and buying and looking to buy more and more and more, you became a slave to the machine, the machine of production.

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So Allah has been saying, This is what why you've been created.

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That some of your existence is what eating and drinking and buying. That's it, and you don't want to listen then go home and do it. This is a threat from the is a threat, that home, let him do that. They will know the consequence of all of these things. You look back at your life and you say, What have I accomplished and you look at it and say, I've been simply what having fun and nothing else. And I'm coming to Allah azza wa jal with a sheet that has only bad deeds and having fun. That's it. I'm bankrupt.

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And I always thought I had time.

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I always thought I had time. Like ask somebody who has advanced in age right? I'll tell you I don't feel the age that I am. I don't know how I'm this old. Right.

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And wild person before death. Say always thought I had more time. Can't believe that it's all over now. Actually. It's all over. And I have to leave.

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So think about that before it actually happens.

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Or even be thought about all the yellow on who this guy because he continues he says and I'll just simply translate

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what he says if the highlighted dunya would be wrong. He says the dunya is traveling away from you

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is moving away from you. And the akhira is traveling or moving closer to you. And each one of them has children. So be the children of the Hereafter Don't be the children of the Dounia. Because today, there is actions and deeds but no accountability. But tomorrow, there is accountability, but no deeds.

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So he's saying all the Allahu Anhu is saying both the dunya and the Acura are moving, like, actually, you're the one who's moving but in essence, they're moving. So the dunya is moving away from you. Right? Because if this is your death here, and as you're aging, you're moving closer to it, right. So as you're moving closer to your death, you're moving away from the dunya. So that's why he says the Dunia is moving away from you. And the earth era is getting closer to you. So Dunia is going far away, and the ACARA is getting closer to you.

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So if you think about their movement, every day that you spend is a day that brings you closer to Allah azza wa jal

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and should bring you closer to Allah, I mean, physically brings you closer, but also should bring you closer to Allah meaning that you feel closer and you act closer to him.

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And he says, the hereafter has its children.

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And the dunya has its children.

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So if you ask yourself, who are the children of the dunya,

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they are the people who work for the dunya to are the children of the akhira.

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The people who work for the earth here,

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you know how you know In,

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in the dunya, we tend to or we like to divide into tribes, even over, you know, non nonsensical things, but we divide into tribes.

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So you have the tribe of A and the tribe of B, you got God, the tribe of the iPhones and the tribe of the Android, and each one is really loyal, right? To his tribe. I'm this and only this, I'm this and only that, or sports teams, you know how you know, they divide, and they become half tribes. And you are the children of this club, and you're the children of that club. And this club is the worst? No, you think you're the worst and will defeat you know, you see how it is. We divide into tribes, we love to divide into tribes.

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But he's saying that there's a bigger, more meaningful division, and that is that you have the tribe of the Dounia, and the tribe of the akhira.

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And they're very different tribes, and they have children. The children of the dunya are worried about the dunya they work for the dunya and they glorify the dunya They're only thinking about it, the tribal that akhira they are worried about Hera, what will my station be when I meet Allah azza wa jal, they thinking about the beauty of gin and they say, I want to reserve a plot in Jannah I want my house to be the best I want to have this and that all the things I don't have here, I want to have it there. And for that, I'm going to do this and this and this I'll fast I'll pray, I'll stay away from haram. I'll promote Islam, I'll be engaged in dour I will spend for the sake of Allah

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Azza I'll do things like real things to guarantee as much as they can. My place over there. That is a child of an actor, I was thinking about an actor. So that's why he says be a child of an era.

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Don't be the child Don't be the other tribe, the child of the Dounia

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was only thinking about it and working for it and living for it. And will regret at the end that that's the only thing that he knew.

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The child of an era will not regret it. The journey after all, and you think about it.

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Yesterday is a dream.

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Do you remember what you ate yesterday?

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Maybe not. Right? If you have a really bad memory, you will not but probably you do remember what you ate yesterday?

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isn't just a memory. Right? It's just like a dream. Do you remember what you ate the same day last year?

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No, right? This gun gone erased as if it's not there. So many of the things you worry about today and tomorrow. When you think about it a year from now. 10 years from now it's as if it didn't happen. Like erased, only few things remain. And even the things that remain, you remember is just a memory.

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And at the end of our lives will look at all of this and will say wow, it's as if right? It almost didn't happen.

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So, today he says out of the Allahu Anhu

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Amanullah his job you will do but there's no accountability in our being rewarded and punished for it, you just do.

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And there's partial accountability, there is partial accountability, but not full one. So you will do do good, do bad, you win, but I'm not going to see many of the consequences of your deeds. But when you meet Allah azza wa jal, that's the full accountability, but you can't do anything about it anymore. That's it, you're done. So as always saying do now before you come to a time when you can't do anything, right.

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And this is the last Hadith were mentioned in sha Allah today.

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This is an illustration from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right, and you can draw this when you go back home, if you want, and we'll try in sha Allah to illustrate the best that I can. It says Hapa never use of Allah Allah Salam, hotton murabaha. He said, The Prophets Allah said and drew a square. So imagine with me that he drew a square. And then from the middle, he drew a line

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that exits the square, so it goes from the middle of the square continuously until it exits the square. So here's the square, here's the one line in the middle and it exits the square. And then from that line in the middle, inside this square doors, small lines coming out of that one big line, so square, one big line. And then the beginning here, there's some small lines coming out of it. That's what he drew a lot.

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So he says, have an insert this this line that is inside the square, he says this is the human being, and the square is his destiny, surrounding him.

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And that thing that that part of the square that comes that part of the line that comes out of the square, that is his hope.

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We'll have the lead, he will have he will hold on to save our Earth and those small squares, right small squares, and I'll draw it again in sha Allah with those small squares are the adversities that he faces in life. If one misses him, the other one bites him, or takes a bite out of him until he dies.

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So what the Prophet SAW Selim was illustrating is what it says, This is you, this is a square, and this is you. Right?

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And he says, But before right in the middle cutting that one long line is that this line is that this whole square,

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so you live and you live, and you live, and you live and you live, and then that side of the skirt comes and cuts off your life.

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But then the line continues outside.

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What is this line that continues outside the square? Says, that's your hope.

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So you're moving right, and you're living and delivering, and your hope is 100 years ahead? 90 years ahead, right. That's what you hope for. I will live and I will build and I will establish businesses and I will raise children and grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, this is your hope. Right? So it says far beyond your actual life. So as it is extending, the square comes and cuts off your hope that is your death.

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And as you're marching towards your death, he says, this is hodl CIFAR, small lines here coming from the side. What are these, this is your illness, and loss, and disturbances and sadness. So this is life, you're marching towards what death

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and you hope for this and you hope for that. But also there are losses that you will encounter misfortunes and hardships along the way. And your hope extends far beyond your actual life. That illustration from the prophets of Allah, Allah, Allah was seldom is there to show what the reality of life whatever you hope, right, your life will end before it.

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You will always keep hoping for more, and you will always keep hoping for more. But your end will come before your hope before your hope concludes.

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So don't be deceived by it.

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There's a place for hope.

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There is a place for hope. As long as it doesn't distract you. Right? That is if a person asks he says should I be should I like all hope in a long life meaning don't get married because I'm just simply going to die. Don't have children because I may die before I have them. Don't do it. He says no, no, not like that. Hope for I mean plan for the best things that you can plan for everything that is good that Allah Azza loves or at least it's Hello plan for it.

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Planning is good.

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But don't let that plan convince you that you will actually live to see everything that you plan for

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men if meaning, if I want to build msgid, how long does it take to build msgid a day?

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No, it may take years to build the mustard right? When I collect the donations, and this doesn't mean that I shouldn't plan for it because I could die tomorrow.

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So no, go ahead and plan to build not one mess did a million Masjid. But don't think that you're going to live to see the kind of building of a million messages or 100, or maybe 10, but plan for it, and work for it as long as you're alive. But also in the back of your head thing that I could die tomorrow.

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That will give you the urgency to build it as soon as you can.

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The urgency to do a good as much as you can now.

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Not tomorrow now. Because tomorrow may not come.

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So this is what the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam is saying, this is your life, and your hope exceeds the span of your life. So don't let that extra portion deceive you by thinking that later. Later, there is no later there will come a time. When there is no later anymore. There is no tomorrow anymore. So deposits what you can do today. And plan as if you're going to be living 100 That's fine, especially for good deeds. If a person is 60 7080. And you tell him plan to memorize the Quran, you say, Oh, my son, right? How long will I live? So it doesn't matter.

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Plan as if you're going to live till 100? Maybe you will. But do the good. Right now, with a plan that may take you 10 years because even if you die now, it will count as if what? You have accomplished it as long as you're working on it.

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But it didn't deceive you. You used it the right way.

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We're using it the wrong way is to think oh, I am 60 and I will live till 100 And let me have some fun. That's the problem. Right? Or maybe you're not not 60 Even I'm 20

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and I have my life ahead of me. Let me have some fun first, and then you know what, once I'm getting married, this is this is the problem. When I graduate that's I said that before when I graduate, I'll be I'll be okay, I'll just let let go of these things. I'll be a better person. You graduate and you give yourself more time. So when I get married

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when you get married is

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when I have kids, for sure when I have kids I'll stop these things. You have kids and you say there's no time now right and I need this and I need that you know what? When they go to school

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when they graduate when I retire when then when you die right? You say now okay, is this too long is too late. So, think about that. The shaitaan is always going to come and tell you postpone postpone you have time you have done you're too busy, you're too busy. There's more urgent things only so that you will at the end say Allah Now I don't I only have minutes left. So hamdulillah Allah azza wa jal has given you time just use it use it when you're walking you're coming. You say a stuffer last last federal law plan tomorrow let me do something extra special tomorrow. read and read the Quran if you haven't been reading it, read some a hadith if you haven't been reading them. Check up

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on a friend or a family member who needs you give some money in donations, volunteers something do something so that you can say I've done this before my death

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below Allah

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and this is when Sharla what I wanted to say for for today. If you have questions let me know Inshallah, about the topic inshallah not off topic.

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So we'll take one quick scan of the room. I don't see any hands up. That means that hamdulillah everybody's there's no hands up right? Okay, the baraka love you comin See you in sha Allah next week at the same time Subhanak law behind the shadow Allah EDA, hayleigh. And as the federal court got to be liquid hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen