The Disease and the Cure #10 Sin is Like Poison to the Heart 2

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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the negative consequences of sin and the importance of history and following guidance to avoid mistakes and confusion. They stress the importance of avoiding sin and staying away from it to avoid harm and health. The speakers emphasize the need for individuals to have a positive mindset and live their lives to the fullest, finding their own abilities and doing things peacefully.
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Hola salatu salam ala Rasulillah who ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam.

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Ala Houma alumna and pharaoh now and finally, Mr. Lim Turner was in Iman Erbil al Amin Allahumma inna Allah the creek was shook Rico, Hosni vertic

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So we started last week

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with Immanuel claims emphasis on

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the physical consequences of sin that sin has definitely consequences in the next life.

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But it also has consequences, serious consequences that are to be seen in this life as well.

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So he started to tell us on AHIMA hola based on the a hadith and the Athar, what are some of the expected consequences of sin? Because if a person understands what they're getting themselves into, when they commit this act or that act, then they will know

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that Allah azza wa jal is honest and truthful in his promises and that they must see some or all of these unless Allah azza wa jal forgives and spares people.

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So the following

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tradition and its weak tradition about Dawood Alehissalaam. So it's an Israelite tradition and the ethylone Salah Ely

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where it is said that window would Alayhis Salam cannot committed

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or was tested by Allah azza wa jal, I'll just kind of translate what is being said there was tested by Allah azza wa jal and committed the sin. He said, The Allah forgiven me. So Allah said, I forgave you.

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But I have placed the

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are the scandal, or the shame of what you have done, to the Israelites to when we stray.

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So there would be a tsunami as the Allah, He says, You are the just judge. You don't wrong anyone. I do the sin and they carry the scandal and the shame of it. So Allah revealed to him is because when you did it, they did not speak out against it. They didn't criticize you for it. Now, of course, because this is an Israelite tradition, right, you understand that it has a particular flaw in it, which is it's coming from the people of the book. So maybe none of this happened. Right. So no claim is not bringing this tradition, a to assert that would Ali salaam committed a particular sin as the people of the Book claim.

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And he is not bringing this incident to tell us that exactly happened as they are telling us it had happened. What he wants from this is to add another story that reinforces what he wants to convey. And that is what is that when you see a sin and you fail to criticize it. Even if the person who committed that sin repent, you are not off the hook, you're still responsible and what is your sin is that you did not confront it, you did not erase it, you did not speak out against it. So you understand the message of it. Not necessarily that in no claim is endorsing whatever is said there because you will see other traditions where you will hold their flaws. They will say no, there's a

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problem here. And then you may wonder to yourself Allah, why did you claim that included and he didn't include it because he approves of everything that is in it. But it again it what it does is that reinforces one story after the other one tradition after the other. The main point of nucleon Rahima. Hula is like marshalling evidence, here's from the Quran, he's from the Sunnah. Here's from poetry. Here's from tradition, he is from the stories from the past, maybe one of them will stick, one of them right will enter your heart, then you will understand. So the more the better. But he's not saying that everything here is authentic and everything here is sound in terms of the lessons

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that are in it. So the message here is what message is that you saw something but he failed to condemn it. And so you carry it shame, right.

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The next one

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is weak also, but there's a benefit in it. So that's why we will mention it, because it distinguishes as the punishment of Allah azza wa jal descends, it distinguishes between who experienced that punishment how and when

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Based on their piety or lack of piety,

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so, again keep in mind that it's weak but it says Anis of nomadic came to visit Aisha Radi Allahu anha. And while he was there, a man as Teresa's Mother of the Believers tell us about Zilla the earthquake. Tell us about it. So she said either Sterba has Xena.

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It says when they commit

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adultery and fornication, alright, it's like a widespread

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practice of that sin is Stybar who here will lo Adam does not mean that they consider it to be halal?

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Because if they consider it to be halal, then they become what?

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Kufa right, so she's talking about his sin, not about Gopher, but about a sin. So it's about hope. It's they practice it as if it is halal. So it's a widespread practice of Xena and they drink alcohol and they use musical instruments so says a well thought I wouldn't as if then Allah will be jealous from up there when he looks at those sins Allah will become jealous how do they commit these sins? So they will say to He will say to earth or to the earth shake

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for interval one is that oh Allah had Demeter Allah he says shake if they repent and stop or else destroyed on their heads.

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So he's saying here subhanho wa Taala according to this to this tradition, which is the shaking of the earth is a reminder from Allah azza wa jal repent, or else it will continue. Right? So he asked a Mother of the Believers is this punishment for them? She said, Yes.

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More either watermelon, meaning it's an admonishment and mercy like a gentle reminder

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for the believers and mercy for them, and punishment and anger for the disbelievers. So he said, I haven't heard the Hadith from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam one that is more that makes you makes me happier than this hadith, because, again, it's weak. But the important thing there is that the punishment when it descends, does it differentiate between A, B and C? No. Everybody is included in it. So his question which according to this tradition, the answer made him happy. So is this punishment for all? And she said, No, it's not punishment for all it's punishment for some who are disbelievers. But for for the believers, it's what is mercy? It's not a hammer. So how is it Rama

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for the believers?

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Even though they're killed? Right? How is it mercy for them?

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Because where do they go?

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To Jenna, this, this is an affliction that they endure. So they could be Shahada. So those who die because of that earthquake, they could become Shuhada martyrs. And that is a better station than a natural death.

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Or if they lose property, and they lose family members, and they are pious and patient because of it. They're elevated because of that affliction. So whatever calamity hits, how you process it, whether you have Eman or not, it's either good for you, or terrible for you based on your iman. So if you have Iman, any calamity that hits you is good for you.

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Right? And if you don't, then that's a punishment.

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So it's, it seems like you with the help of Allah azza wa jal, you have the key to turn every calamity into a bounty.

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Right? You have the key to turn, just think about this.

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Right? Let's think about it, let it sink in. You have the key to turn every calamity into a bounty and a favor. If that's the case, then someone can say No calamity can befall you.

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You shouldn't be afraid of any calamity or affliction, because there is no such thing as a calamity or an affliction in the sense of what you always can turn it into something that works for you. And that blesses you and elevates you. So then what are you worried about? Because even death is good for you. Even loss is good for you. So that's the distinction right? Between the same thing happening to different people, and then receiving different consequences is important. So you can't look at it and say, an earthquake is punishment for everybody. A flood is punishment for everybody. You know, it depends on the person. And there's a confirmation for this because the prophets Allah

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He was sitting them he said In another Hadith, familia, Bathinda Alania to him, then they will be resurrected brought back to life.

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In the next slide, in accordance with their intention, meaning the righteous is righteous, and the one who is not is not.

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The following is also weak. So don't get tired from me saying it's also weak. It's also weak, right? I have to state that. But it's beneficial for you to know its status, but then learn the benefit that is in it. So it is weak. So it is it says here that the earth shook at the time of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. So he put his hand on it and he said, Be still, it's not time for you to do this. Then he turns to his companions and he said, in Nara, back home layer stack TiVo comm for active Whoo, that's the one that I really wanted from all of us. In narangba, calm layer stati will confer attivo. Allah is admonishing you, So repent, or Allah is asking you to repent, So repent.

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Yes, there it will come means that he is angry with you. So it's asking you to remove the cause of his anger. So remove the cause of his anger. So a tab is a gentle admonishment.

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Gentle, and management, okay, like when you say to someone, I'm angry with you because you didn't do this and you didn't do that.

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So yes, there are typical meaning if out of Allah. Yes, Aluko and Tirtha Otto of Allah. So take away the act of Allah's admonishment, what causes of loss admonishments sin, so he's saying repent, this is what it is, Allah is asking you to repent. So repent. So, though this is weak, right, the message there is the same message which is that when it shakes when it rumbles like that, there is a reason for it and that is a message from Allah zoton is not simply a physical occurrence, right.

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But there is a message behind everything that happens in everything that you see whether you see it or not, whether you are ready to accept it or not. But there is a message behind it. So according to this, it is the continuation of it

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is still weak. I mentioned it because there is a support for it that is authentic, it says and then the earth shook at the time of Mr. Malhotra Radi Allahu Anhu and he said, This is happening because of something that you have innovated. I swear by Allah zodion If it happens again, I will not live among you. In this particular narration, it's sweet, something similar to it is authentic, it's coming soon, inshallah.

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The next one is weak, so we are going to skip it because it's basically the same. The next one is the one that is authentic. Zilla Tina Medina to Allah Allah Omar. He says Medina experienced an earthquake at the time of Omar Radi Allahu Anhu. We said this Asahi experience an earthquake at the time of a model the Allahu Anhu so he said Yeah, you heard us Omaha the he says people What is this man Osama Death Dome, how quick Have you innovated that in? added little circular configure if it happens again, I will not live among you. Right. So now you hear this affirmation from no other than Umar Radi Allahu Anhu asserting the same thing, which is what? When something great happens like

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this, it's a cause of what people's behavior, it comes from people's behavior. So he turned to people and he said, Okay, you've done something, to bring this on.

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And if you don't stop it,

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it's going to happen again. And if it's happens, again, I'm leaving. Right? That's what he's saying. And there is a basis here in that narration, for leaving places of sin.

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That if you believe a place is a place of sin, a place of innovation, a place of disbelief, a place where Allah is angry with the people who are living there, you don't continue to inhabit that place if you have options.

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Right? You know, the, and they said, if you have options, because I don't want anybody to come and tell me, what do you want us to go? Don't ask. But they say if you have options, then you go, you don't stay? Right. Or at least you think about

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the possibility of okay, this is not working. This is not right. Where do I go? At least you ask yourself the question, can I go somewhere else, even if no other place opens itself up for you? But you ask yourself the question, because if you don't even ask, how will you even look and find? Right? So you constantly ask yourself, Where can I go to a place that is more pleasing to Allah as origin? Maybe you will never leave your space till your death. But at least you think and at least there's an intention.

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So, innovation,

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right? This sin disobedience, the earth shakes, okay? Or rain stops or another calamity hits. So that's a no claim, Rahim Allah telling us that

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it if you do something you will see it manifesting in one way or another in ways that hurt you and hurt your dunya. And I want to come to that part in sha Allah. When we discuss a, another Hadith or tradition.

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The following is from Cambodia, Allahu anhu, where he is basically saying that the earth shakes if it's filled with sin because it fears Allah azza wa jal and that's again an Israelite tradition. The following from Omar Abdul Aziz is authentic.

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And Omar Abdul Aziz, he said he had written he said, I wrote, or he they describe him, he says he wrote to the provinces and to the Muslim lands, he says in her watchful che on your it will Allahu be healed a bad he says this earthquake is something by which Allah admonishes His servants. So again, you have Omar Abdul Aziz, telling you

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that this earthquake, which is something that they experienced this is this is something that Allah admonishes His servants with and I've written to the provinces and to the Muslim lands to come out on such and such a day on such and such a month.

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You will understand that it is for Salah and we will explain this is whoever has some thing, let him donate it because Allah said, but f la Hammond desert cow with a chorus Nora behave for Salah he is successful, who gives Zika and mentions the name of his Rob and he prays. So he interpreted this idea, Rahim Allah as before he prays he does what gives Zika Manta Zika could mean

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he purifies himself or could mean he gives Zika both, but f ly successful who gives Zika What is this aka purification? What is the best way to purify yourself to give sadaqa

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so he does this, and then he mentioned the name of his rub, meaning he's const in a constant state of remembrance, Allah azza wa jal, he's close to him, which leads to Salah. So he says you're going to come out and pray before it I want you to give sadaqa

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and then I want to a Hulu Kumbhakarna Adam and say as Adam Alayhis Salam said Robin of alumna and fusina, Allah we have wronged ourselves. And if you do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we'll be among the losers, and say as new Hadees Salam said, and if you do not forgive me and have mercy on me, I'll be among the losers and say as Yunus have said that, you know, he learned to Subhanak in equilibrium in a lot me. Okay.

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So his when he sang to the provinces to the Amir's that they have an earthquake happened, I want you to hold out and pray. And he is of the opinion, as some scholars are of the opinion that the prayer Salah will receive the Prayer of the eclipse familiar with that, when you have an eclipse, we have a particular Salah that we pray, say it's not limited to an eclipse, but any major eye of Allah azza wa jal you pray the similar salah, so if you have a flood, you have an earthquake, you have anything that is big like that you pray a similar Salah.

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So he's of that opinion. So that's what he's asking them to do. Otherwise, you would say, what are they doing coming out to pray, what? That's what he's asking them to do. And he's asking them to donate. So Odin, Abdullah says he wants you to think about it. Omar Abdullah Aziz, if you want to look back at Muslim history, he would say that he was one of the best and most just leaders that is a very good political, social leader.

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And what made him political, what made him an excellent leader,

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his his religion, and his taqwa and his understanding that whatever happens, happens because of us. And there is a message in it for us. And whatever we do influences the world around us. So you cannot admire the justice in a secular sense. The Justice Omoto no Abdelaziz the notion that you would have someone like him and divorce that from the fact that Omar Abdulaziz had that justice because of Islam, and because of understanding that our actions have consequences in the world around us. You're going to have an earthquake. You can't as some people today, mark you when you say this is because of our sins. Yet phrase Abdulaziz as a great leader that we can all

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Got to get that we want to have again. Where is this disconnect coming from? You cannot have Omar or another Omar, unless you believe in what Omar believed and what Omar believed was that, yes, a drought is because of us, not simply because of a changing climate or environment.

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Okay? It's because of us. And you want to fix it, you fix yourself. An earthquake isn't because of us. Rising prices are because of us all of these inconveniences, if we're going to call them inconveniences, or afflictions or hardship that you experience socially or economically or politically or, or or as we've seen, and we will see, they have a direct connection to how we live in our choices. So Omar, Radi Allahu Anhu is saying that you want this to stop the pot. He's not just asking himself, the population, everybody come out and pray and everybody increase your duck one, everybody make dua, because it's true that when the population is fine, then the leadership

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will be fine. And then Muslims will be fine. Right.

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the following is a Hadith And Alhamdulillah it's so hot, so you don't have to keep saying weak, weak, right?

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And then this hadith, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said either the nurse will be Dina you are dereham. What about your OB Lena, it says if people are stingy when it comes to into DNR and Durham, golden silver money, they're stingy with their money. And they use tricks to deal in usury in interest. And I'll explain Aina and they follow the tails of cows, meaning that they just distill the land and they just worry about their crops. And they leave jihad for the sake of Allah azza wa jal Allah who will send upon them or down an affliction, that the he will not take away until they go back to their religion.

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And this hadith, like similar a hadith that we had before, summarizes right our condition today. So it's not a mystery anymore. Right. And that is part of the Rama of Allah as though did that you already have the diagnosis, you don't have to look for it. The other part that is left is to follow the advice of the doctor. But the doctor has given us the diagnosis, you don't need to keep visiting doctors asking, telling me what the problem is, and what the solution is, you already know it, more than half of the problem is solved. You just need to follow the advice. So is saying here sallallahu alayhi wa salam, so you're stingy with money, and that indicates love of dunya. So these are all

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kind of manifestations of the love of the dunya elements of the love of the dunya Suvidha, you'll have golden silver, what Tobiah will Aina Aina is a trick for you to deal in interest. So I tell you, for instance, here's this thing, buy it from me for 1000 and pay it later, you say fine, agreed, I say I'm gonna buy it from you for 700 cash now. Say take it back. So I give you 700 Now you owe me how much

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I sold it to you for 1000 to be paid later

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than I wanted back from you and I pay you 700 cash now.

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So I wasn't interested in that object itself. It was just in the middle.

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I simply wanted what to give you 700 cash for me to for you to give me 1000 Later, that's interest. So they just put an object in the middle and decorate it as a business transaction, but it's not a real business transaction. That's what a nice says if you do this, which is a trick against Allah Zoji. And so and then you are interested in your lands and your crops and you leave Jihad then Allah will send a calamity and affliction hardship on you. And you will not take it away until you go back to your religion and going back to your religion means what? Not loving the dunya more Allah azza wa jal not loving your land more than jihad. Right and not violating Allah's commands is if you stop

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this haram and you will love Allah more than you love your dunya then that hardship will go away. But if not, you will continue to experience the same hardship over and over and over and over.

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And that could be

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collectively communally, or it could be also individually didn't happen individually, that Allah azza wa jal could send this upon an individual

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and the following

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it's basically this

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Same thing, the same Hadith with almost the same wording.

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The following is a statement from Al Hasan. He says in netfit neto Allah Hema hiya Illa Holberton mean Allahu Allah NAS he says fitna wala he is nothing but a punishment from Allah upon people. fitna is calamity fitna is confusion fitna is trial. So he says you have a hand in creating it. Even sometimes confusion, not knowing right from wrong,

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could be because of a minor sin that a person has committed. You know how sometimes

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there'll be two people fighting online.

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And you can't tell who's right and who's wrong.

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Beyond the fact that auto it's beyond your comprehension at the moment.

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All right, but it looks so confusing.

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And people on people and Muslims even, you know, split into groups, this person behind this person, this person behind the other person, and they fight and fight and they hurl insults at each other, and you don't know who's right. And you're utterly confused, and other Muslims that are really confused. And one of the reason maybe, perhaps, that this is happening is some of the sins that we have, they have caused that confusion, you can't see the truth.

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Not until you repent from it, not until they repent from until you'd be able to see it. So Sin always have these consequences will have our enemy, the difficulty of locating knowledge or understanding it or processing it is part of that.

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So if you want not to be confused, and if you want to know right from wrong, if you want the world not to tempt you not to steal your mind, to stay away from the Haram otherwise, you may not have the light of Allah azza wa jal illuminating your step and telling you what to do and what not to do, what to focus on and what not to focus on.

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And even even in the thing that is happening today, because it's an all of that you find people engaged in secondary or trivial discussions and fights on the side. That should not mean a thing, but it's exhausting all of their energy. And you wonder to yourself, have you lost sight of the bigger picture, that you're just fighting over these insignificant things, or following suspicion or following you know, hearsay, rather than confirming what is right and avoiding what is false. And if you don't know, you set it aside, and you focus again, on the bigger picture, but rather you have Muslims fighting Muslims. If you're on social media, you understanding Muslims fighting Muslims over

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you're from this country, you're from that country, your government said this. So you are reminded that your people are terrible, you people are terrible. And again, a lot of it is based on assumptions and hearsay and suspicion and name calling and what have you.

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And you lost sight of the whole thing that brought all of this into light, which you need to focus on your brothers and sisters who need your assistance, instead of that you're just fighting with another Muslim. Okay. So where does this come from?

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It has to be from a sin that we've committed that allows us the clouds our judgment,

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not able to be able to disengage from the trivial to focus on something that is important. So that is what he's saying. If there is a fitna and you're lost in it, then one reason that you are lost and not being saved, is that

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it's some sort of punishment even for a minor sin, but it's some sort of punishment. So ask Allah so how do you escape it then?

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What do you do? Ask Allah for forgiveness. Go back to yourself and ask Allah for forgiveness and repent and keep asking Allah for clarity and then Allah will give you that clarity

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it says one other Baldwin BIA if any salam ala Isla myosin obey him Dr. Nasir, he says, some of the prophets have been who is raw in

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the he looked at what both are Nussle

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who is the Babylonian king

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was doing to them. And He is the King who went to the Holy Land and ransacked it, destroyed it right and destroyed.

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Oh, yeah, he destroyed it. And he took him captives and he brought them to Iraq.

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So where did this power come from? He's asking the cow. Where did this power come from? So he's this not the one of the prophets of Benu surah. Al he looked at that and he said, This is because what we have done

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so you Allah, You sent on us someone who does not know you and is not merciful with us.

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he asked Allah azza wa jal

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Why did this happen to us?

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And then he knew that we understood that yeah, Allah, you send this person on us this tyrant, this ruthless King on us who destroyed the land and destroyed the masjid and took them captives and displace them into Iraq,

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which is a calamity. It's a disgrace. It's

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slavery, it's subjugation. Right? It says, Why did that happened? He says, Because be Marchesa ad and because of what we have earned, because what we have done, you over it sent someone who overpowered us. He doesn't know you, meaning he doesn't fear you and he's not merciful with us.

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So see how your sin takes a shape takes a form. Continuous sinning against Allah zodion eventually takes a form of a human being he's a fully human being. But I'm saying it kind of turns into a human being who

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does not know Allah does not fear Allah does not care about right and wrong,

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and has no mercy in his heart toward you. And he will do wonders. He will do incredible, unimaginable things. So where did that come from? He says Bhima cassava, Idina?

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And he says botanist sorry, he said to Dan, the Daniel to Daniel. Daniel is in the Old Testament, he's a prophet, and he could be a prophet but we have no

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confirmation from the Quran and Sunnah that he is a prophet so he could be a prophet or he could be a good man. Just simply a way of Allah azza wa jal, it's possible and it is said and it's I think it's authentic. Well, Allahu Allah, that at the time of Omar Radi Allahu anhu, they found the tomb of Daniel, Daniel.

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They found his tomb. And when they opened it,

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his body was unchanged, as is right fully. Okay. unmetered did not decompose. And there were some

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books buried with Him. And so tomorrow, the Allahu Anhu asked him, he said, bury him in an undisclosed location.

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Take him and re bury him in an undisclosed location, one that nobody will be able to find. Because what he what was he afraid of? What are the Allahu Anhu?

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Grave worship in a sense, right that they will consider him to be a saint and they will go there and seek blessings from him. Since that will be a source of fitna. So it says, in a way, in a remote spot that no one will know after you go and bury him there. Right. So that's, that's Danielle. So Dr. Nasir here, the again the Babylonian king, he's asked him he says, Melody Salah Connie, Allah Komik what gives me power over your people. He says either and will hopefully Antica will learn will call me and Fusa home. He says how grave your sin is, and how much my people have wronged themselves. What gave me power, he says over your people like that, and Danya

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Danielle is wise, or he's a prophet. So he says, what gave me power over your people, he says how grave your sin is, and how much we have wronged ourselves.

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And that humility is needed. Because if you don't have it, you're not going to change. If you don't realize that what is happening to you is collectively the problem of everybody. And that everybody needs to change, you will never change. You'll only blame the other person. It's their fault. It's their fault. It's their fault. So how is it despite their power? How is it that they have power over you? And you're supposed to be the people of God?

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The people will carry the message, how is it that they have power over you? It's not just them. It's them and you.

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So the answer here is very balanced. It's not just you and we are sinless, as not just us and you are sinless. Both of us are at fault. You even will have the ethic, how sinful you are for you to do something like this. You're not excused to come and kill and ransack and damage and enslave, you're not excused. You are an instrument of punishment that Allah had sent, but you are responsible for all those sins. So you are responsible.

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Right, and you're not going to escape Allah's judgment.

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But we're responsible because our sins give you access and power over us. So if you want to stop the rebellion, of the rebellious and the injustice of the unjust

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against you, what do you do?

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You have the armor of iman, the armor of iman

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You must have that you must have Allah's protection. If you don't have it, you've compromised yourself. Even if you have the most sophisticated machinery and weaponry to protect yourself, you've compromised yourself because sooner or later that thing will fail you. It has and your society will degenerate and devolve, it has to happen, and then they will have power over you sooner or later. So Iman is the linchpin

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is the guarantee from Allah azza wa jal, and everything else follows is secondary important, but secondary, but that's the most important thing.

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The following

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which is supposed to be a hadith that is weak. So we will skip that.

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The next one is an Israelite tradition, but there's benefit in it. So let's read it. Maliko dinar. He said, autofeed hikma is that I've read in past wisdom. So that means probably the, the

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kind of the books of the people of the books,

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the various chapters that they may have, or, you know, some some of the books that they would that would circulate among them. He said, I read in the wisdom that Allah azza wa jal is saying and Allahu Malik will move, he says, I am Allah, the King of kings, and the hearts of kings are in my hand. So whoever obeys me, I will make them mercy for him. And whoever disobeyed me, I will make them punishment for him. So do not preoccupy yourself with insulting kings, but repent to me, and I will make them kind towards you. So here, that's the essential message which is that whether you have political

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corruption or uprightness, right, that is also a

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reflection of the behavior of the population of how people are. So is saying here, according to this part of it to this to this tradition that Allah azza wa jal appoints those who are on top, he puts them

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and they are a reflection many times they are a reflection of the population. So he's saying, if you have someone who's awful, and you want to change him,

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one of the best ways to change him is to do what is to change yourself.

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And it does not mean as we will go through it, it does not mean to be okay with the corruption that he's causing. No, we're saying how do you restore the balance that they are talking about?

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He says, When you change when you are okay with Allah azza wa jal when you repent, Allah changes their hearts, or he replaces them and bring you someone who's better.

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But if you do not, then Allah azza wa jal will give you the worst.

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So it says don't preoccupy yourself with just insulting them. Because, again, we need what the balance that we just talked about, if it's only their fault, and we are sinless, nothing changes, just like what we just discussed now, right? With the with the tradition of Daniel, if only the outside enemy is at fault, and it's not me, then nothing will change with me. Not until both things are recognized. They're at fault, and I'm at fault. So it's not only that political leadership is corrupt, but I'm fine.

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No, I'm also at fault. Because if we were okay, we would not have people like that.

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But because we are unjust, you have that injustice, we are corrupt, we have that corruption, right?

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So what how how, how do you change? So instead of fighting about the leaders, right,

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you must have a long term plan for change. And I'm not exonerating the leaders at all and somebody come to come back and tell me but the leaders are bad. That's not in dispute.

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We're not disagreeing, but they are there right now. What do you want to do about it?

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If you put Omar Abdulaziz in that spot,

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what will he do?

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Will he be able to change?

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Or will people revolted against him?

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Right? Seriously?

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What will you do?

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Because if he says I want to do right,

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and the people outside right outside forces, they say you know what, we're gonna boycott you guys. No more bread, no more rice no more. There's no more that and the population has not learned the discipline of sacrifice, and does not have that Iman, they'll throw him out. They say just bring us someone who will bring us food and bread.

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That's what we care about. We want coffee. Why we want fast food. That's what we want. So we have not learned to be disciplined and to sacrifice for Allah sake and lose for Allah sake. No amount of great leadership is to be able to help us until you have the base that is able to sacrifice Wallace. Well, how will you have that? It will not be born in a day or two or month or two, we're talking about years and years of work. But if you invest the time to do this, you will see the outcome.

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And it will be long lasting by the will of Allah azza wa jal. So I hope that message sticks, we're not in dispute about the leaders. It's just how do you fix all of this? Right?

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the following is, is a Marcel is weak.

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But it's from Al Hasan and it's supposed to be a Hadith from the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam, but it's sweet, but the meaning of it is similar to what we just talked about. It is said that if Allah Who wants the best for a people, he will give their their affairs or hand their affairs to those who are patient and wise, and they will give their money to those who are generous, and if Allah wants the worst for people who will give their affairs to their foolish ones, and their money to those who are miserly.

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So where is political power? And where is economic power? He wants the best for a people where do you find political power among the wise? So they're wise ones of their leaders? Where's the money among the generous, then that society is great beloved, by Allah zodion. It's thriving, it's happy. Now the opposite of this when you look and you find that their leaders are foolish,

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right? Like a lot of the leaders today, I'm not even talking about Muslim leaders, non Muslim leaders, right? See how foolish and stupid they are. Right? And how they act. How embarrassed how they embarrassed themselves continuously, especially in these events, how they embarrassed themselves. So when you look at them, they're not wise but they're foolish. And then money is in the hands of who? The miserly the stingy. Okay, and people are suffering. The average people are suffering, and the rich are getting richer. And you know, the news of the story and the poor are getting poor. When you see this, you understand that that's not a society that is pleasing to Allah

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azza wa jal when the people on top are that stupid,

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right? So these are hints that Allah azza wa jal is given. And the next one, though it's weak, is has has a beauty to it. That tradition has a beauty to it. Because it says that Musa alayhis salam, he says, Yeah, Allah He ought to be interfaced sama you want to handle Hello? Is here, Allah your way up there. And we are on earth here. So how do we know if you're angry or happy with us?

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Right? So you're way up there, and we were way down here? How do we know if you are happy or angry with us? He says, If I handle your affairs to your best, then I'm happy with you. And if I handle your affairs to your worst, I'm not happy with you. Isn't that simple enough, right?

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It's like, Am I happy with you see who's leading you?

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Then you will know. So if your best is leading you, then I'm happy with you. And if your worst are leading you, you know what they're taking you through, but what do you what did we do? You know what you did? And you know what you didn't do? Otherwise they couldn't be your leaders. Right? They cannot be your leaders. If you are fine. If you're okay, if you're righteous. They cannot be your leaders. But they only happen to be your leaders because they can came out from you and because you listen to them. But imagine a population even if they have someone who disobeyed Allah azza wa jal, but if he tells them to they say, No.

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That's haram. We're not doing this attend this. We're not attending it. Pay this or haram. We're not paying it. They don't listen.

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When he want when he wants them to disobey Allah azza wa jal, where is he going to find his support?

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Right? If they say no, to him, it's no.

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So that's the population that you need, but that's the population that needs to be fed Iman. And they need to love Allah zodion More than the dunya and be willing to sacrifice that dunya for Allah azza wa jal.

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The second one is it's Hassan. It's authentic.

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And it will totally love Narayan. He said, Oh Hala, who Isla Baden MBR Allah had revealed to some of the prophets either Asanuma Yachty, phony salatu Allah Himalaya. grifoni If the one who knows me this obeys me, I will send on top of him, someone who doesn't know me

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to overpower him. So if

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The one who knows me.

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This obeys me.

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And you're not supposed to know whom Allah Azza su not supposed to do this but if you know Allah and you disobey Him, then guess what? Who comes in overpowers you someone who doesn't know Allah azza wa jal.

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So, that is a punishment because if the one who has power knows Allah and fears Allah they know when to stop.

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They know when not to punish, they know they have limits. But if someone does not know Allah azza wa jal Oh, it keeps hitting and hitting. He keeps punishing and punishing, he keeps taking and taking,

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and he doesn't stop.

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And that in itself should be scary enough. And a reminder enough that if you don't want that fate, don't risk disobeying Allah azza wa jal, because the thing that

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that is astonishing Subhanallah is that we disobey Allah because of the dunya. Right? Mostly, I want more money, I want more land, I want bigger homes, I want faster cars, I want newer and more expensive clothes, whatever, you know, fancies you whatever you fancy of the dunya. That's the thing, why you disobey Allah. So you get more of it. When you get more of it, and you disobey Allah, Allah will send someone who will take that dunya away from you.

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Right? The very thing that caused you to disobey Allah will take it away.

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So it turns out that if you want that dunya you better obey Allah, or will be taken away from you.

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Not only the hereafter, not only are you risking the hereafter, but the very thing that you love from the dunya will be taken away from you. So the only way to guarantee that it stays with you is that you take it from the halal and you Don't disobey Allah as though done otherwise, somebody will come and kick you out of your house, kick you out of your land, take away your money, steal it. And we're not just only talking about nations and talking about individuals as well.

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You lose your job, you lose your house, you lose your money in one way or another but it happens.

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So you're worried about this.

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Baraka is only going to come if Allah is happy with you. And if not something somehow this gets stolen. somebody hits you, somebody fires you, somebody dislikes you, whatever, but you're gonna pay a price for a dunya that had made you disobey Allah and upset him. And even that goes away. So what you're left with La herrada dunya not an ex life and not this life.

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Do you want them both obey Allah you don't want both of them?

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Then do as you wish.

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The next Hadith because it's a lengthy one and it is weak. So let's skip it because the message in it is had already been discussed, which is command good, enjoin, good and forbid evil. So we will not discuss that but the Hadith after it is authentic. So we'll talk about that in sha Allah.

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When we discuss the Hadith similar to it, but it's inshallah worth repeating. Messenger Salatu was Salam says Mata for comun Kaylan wala hustle Meezan and Isla Menachem Allahu Katara. He says if people tamper with their measurement when they sell him by how much they weigh, so they tamper with their transactions, Allah azza wa jal will deny them rain. Right?

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And if Zina is widespread, death will also be widespread

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and if Riba is widespread, Allah will send upon those people insanity.

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And if people

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kill each other,

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Allah azza wa jal Yanni will have the heart of your home and of cochlea to Lovato, hombre, they started to kill each other massively. Allah as the doula will send upon them an outside enemy.

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And if people commit the actions of the people of Luth, Allah azza wa jal will cause the earth to swallow them. And if people leave in joining good and forbidding evil, their actions will not rise and their supplication will not be hurt.

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So I'll the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here is outlining punishment. I mean Sin and Punishment, Sin and Punishment, Sin and Punishment did tell us that

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if you commit this, expect that

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and if you don't see it, it doesn't mean that this is not true. It's mean that you've been spared so far.

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but if it happens, there's nothing that's going to stop it. And it will engulf everybody. So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is telling you about this, you have to believe that it's coming.

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And you have to do your best to stop it and not to witness it to at least say to what is right, this is right and what is wrong, this is wrong as long as you have the ability. So he says, you tamper with your transactions, okay, you change it so that you can do more, and he gets less, whether you are weighing physically or you're doing it some other way, in digital formats. If you're doing this, then people will be denied rain, you have droughts,

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and we need rain. There is no way that we can survive without rain, we will go hungry without it. So here's the sin and here's the punishment. And he says that, if you commit Zina widely, then people will start dying. And that could be Allahu Allah cause of

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a contagion or a virus, or some sort of illness that spreads you'll see people dying.

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Okay, and it doesn't have to be any connected it happened today is going to happen tomorrow. It means failed to see the connection. But if you step back a little bit and you see an increase in deaths, an increase in infection and increase in

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biological fears,

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of deaths because of this and because of that, then you understand that this has been paved by the fact that sins are being committed. And you will not be able to see it unless you are a servant of Allah azza wa jal because of your person who's interested only in science and the physical world around you what is the connection between Zina and death?

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How will you ever be able to connect the two Zina and deaths unless you know Zina, you could tell he could kind of trace it to an increase in infection because of extramarital sex, which increases your possibility of catching this and catches that which could evolve into unless you could make this connection who may not be able to see it. But a person who sees through the Quran and Sunnah can say, You know what is happening right now the Prophet sallahu wa salam told us about it and there is a connection, the more people die, the more that we understand that this could be like to link to fornication and adultery.

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And then he also said if Riba is widespread,

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Allah will send insanity on people and maybe we could insert a stent in sanity as a host of mental problems, right? A mental disturbances. See Allah azza wa jal you know, he said in the Quran

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we're Latina Yeah, Quran arriba Hola, Hula, hula Killa, the Roberto shaytaan, Amina nmis,

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that is on the Day of Judgment, when they are going to be resurrected,

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will be resurrected as if they are possessed by the devil when they rise from their graves, they will re rise as if they are possessed by the devil. So you see someone who's possessed by the devil, they twitch and the fall to the ground and the turn. So they are physically not stable. And we were also mentally not stable. Right? That's a form of insanity.

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So here the prophets Allah you say, let me say no in the in the dunya as well, they will experience insanity. So maybe mental disturbances, and the more that we are witnessing of them today could be because of the sins that we are committing. And again, you may not be able to see the connection. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told you about the connection that especially as nations and cities modernize and what they modernize you adopt more of what Allah hates, you see more of what you hate.

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You follow that the more naive the more primitive society is, you don't have all of these things not as much, not as many not as frequent. So still people are happier. People are having you know, they they're living more of their normal lives.

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And they're not experiencing the pain that people in modern societies are experiencing, not at the same level. But the more that you modernize, the more that you sin, the more that people start experiencing anxieties and depression

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and simple agitation of the mind and the heart.

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So maybe this is something that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is talking about so if someone that you know or you and I are experiencing any of that, the very first thing and advice that you give to them is what repent

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I repent because there is a connection between what you do and what you feel.

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You see, do a lot of us differ do a lot of sadaqa what Haram are you doing stop it, it's essential that you stop it. So that you could heart could feel better and you find could feel better and the both could connect

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and you could stabilize. So you need to stay away from sin and you need to do a b and c that brings you closer to Allah azza wa jal than that kit remove that disturbance sha Allah. And then he has said that if you kill each other, Allah will send enemies upon you from outside. And if people commit the heinous acts of the people of law, then they will be swallowed by this earth. And finally, if you leave in joining good and forbidding evil, your actions will not be taken up not being accepted by Allah as though and he will not accept your DUA.

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And that is the devastating thing here which is normal stop here in sha Allah.

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The devastating thing is that if you do something you always have the hope that Allah will listen.

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At least that is your backup.

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But what is terrible and devastating about this is that something could happen and it's terrible and you still cannot ask Allah azza wa jal

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so that means that

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it's not simply just do your hola hola, hola. Hola. Hola. And then what? They have to look at yourself and say am I doing something that is stopping my dua?

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Am I doing something haram then stop it? Am I not doing something that is I'm commanded to do then let me do it. So there is need for repentance with dua.

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So something bad happens we always have to come back to ourselves, investigate and repent from the wrong that we are doing.

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And then ask Allah azza wa jal to lift that hardship.

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So we'll stop here in the LA Zoo Jill let me know if you have questions

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for the lecture

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there a lot of difficulty

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Oh, so I didn't understand what she was saying. Yeah, there's a community but I can see that they are all of the centers of work they publicly

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affair with a woman's and the father

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and all this. So why don't they

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already take these?

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No, no, Zack I love you. So the first question that he asked a lot a lot of fake is that. Can you explain to us if we believe that the prophets of Allah are muscle Moon protected from sin. At the same time, Allah Azza did forgave dealt with Ali salam

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for the sin that he committed although the Quran doesn't tell us what that fitna was, and then Allah azza wa jal says in Surah, Al Fatiha the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam de fer Allahu Allah cometa had them I mean, then began to occur, so that Allah will forgive you, your past and future sins, right? So how is it that there was a sin at the same time they are protected from sin? And the scholars of Islam? Are they disagree over the fact of what is this estimate infallibility means? So some say it's an infallibility of major and minor sins. So that's a site here. And there is a site that says no, it's infallibility from major sins, not from minor sins, but from a continuation of a

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minor sin, meaning if they were to commit a minor sin, they will be led to repent from it quickly. So they are not protected from minor sins, but they are protected from major sins and sins, that could discredit them as prophets and messengers. So they would never lie. They'd never cheat. It's not nothing, nothing that would undermine their character, so that they're protected from and the major sins but they could commit minor sins. So that is the more accurate of opinions so they can commit minor sins, but Allah azza wa jal guides them to repent from that they repent from that almost immediately and Allah forgives that for them. So that's the answer to your first question.

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The second is why you would even

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claim, Rahim Allah include something related to the Israelite area, even though we know that when who is surah? Al? When it comes to their prophets, they attribute to them one of the worst things, right? So someone commits Zina or is you know, fathers, as you said, illegitimate children, something like that.

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Yeah, he killed in a sense, he killed him in order to take his wife and, and that was his sense of why would he code so even Liam Rahim, Allah is kind of selective in what he quotes. He does not quote all of that. But there's just a hint, a hint of it, that there would committed something and they would commit something. But the Quran doesn't tell us the Sunnah doesn't tell us. So he only brings a tradition here or an authority that says he came in at something and asked Allah azza wa jal for forgiveness. And Allah azza wa jal forgave him. And then, as he said, put the burden on Benissa ear for failing to advise him. So

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he brings the the slightest the slightest of references to it, right?

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If you could, you could say we don't even need that. Right. And that's a possibility as a valid, you know,

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criticism that you could say, well, we don't even that, why do you even need it? If you take it out? That's a valid criticism, you say? It's not essential to the book. That's true. That's true. But I mean, just in his defense, you know, they were more lacks than we are today in how and what they put in the books. And maybe it's because of the audience. And maybe it's because of they would sit and teach it or they would be available, or they could give advice versus us today. So but point while taking any what you said.

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A lot of people, a lot of them are sitting in office supplies.

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are like,

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going to be rented because there's like, one pious person. A lot of people are sitting.

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no, no, no. So is saying, you know how the question is, you know, how

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Allah could send the punishment that in conclude the pious because of the wickedness of the population? Could the opposite happened? Could the presence of the pious repel the punishment or delay it or stop it?

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Or bring Nima and blessings to the people around? Absolutely. It's a It's according. So it depends on how fulfilling this person is of Allah's commands, that Does he stand up on you know, enjoying what is good for bid what is evil does what he can write, maybe some things are beyond his ability, but does what he can. So and the level of corruption in society as well. So these things are not things that a human being can judge only Allah as though they can judge that level and this level and when punishment is deserved, and when a punishment has or should be delayed, but what you mentioned is right, that Allah azza wa jal could delay punishment because of the presence of the

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pious. Absolutely. And that Allah could bless a people bless a household and bless a neighborhood because of the pious. So it's definitely to the advantage of everybody when you have a prosperous person around you. Right? So yes.

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comes because of what we do,

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and when it comes to your pension that will encompass everybody. Whether you're a pilot, whether you're a senator doesn't matter. Yes. So how can we explain the politics in some events that say there's an earthquake in a place and then the entire neighborhood is destroyed, but few houses are still standing, you'll see a one fire where the entire area is burned, yet the fire has jumped a house or a few houses and then everything else is destroyed.

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Now, so the brothers question is that when the punishment comes and it can compasses every buddy, you sometimes notice what you called an oddity where a house skips destruction skips an earthquake skips a flood is not burned by a wildfire. So how is it that this and that we're spirit is spared but everything else was consumed and destroyed? So how do you explain that oddity? So it's, it's defies our kind of explanation because we don't understand why and how, other than the physical explanation Well, this was built better than that or this, you know, there was a wind or

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Add the direction of the wind or the water flow or whatever right? could explain it, if nothing physical explains it, we say Allahu Allah and what you know, could explain it. It could be the piety of the people there. It could be and sometimes yes or no word saying that it encompasses everybody. It's not a hard and fast rule that some people could be spared. And it could be spared because those people even if they are not Muslim, but they're good to people around them. They just give a lot of sadaqa they donate the assist. So Allah azza wa jal shows them the consequence of that charity in the dunya, as they've saved others, Allah saved because there has to be a consequence. So if a

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person saves and helps others, Allah saves him, or maybe because of a dua of their parents, or maybe because of the sake of their children, or maybe because of something that there's something good that they have done, or another hidden element that we do not notice. Yet Allah Allah decides to spare this person. So it's, it's a difficult assessment when you look at it, and you say, Well, how come here everybody died, but here, some people were spared. Is that's a matter that is with Allah azza wa jal, that's the best that we can say.

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So what are non non monetary avenues for purifying yourself? So

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let's attach so sadaqa what it does is that it decreases your attachment to the dunya. So when you give you love the dunya less, and you love what you've given for more. So if it's not money, then you do what the sadaqa is asking you to do, which is what love the dunya less. So give up more of the dunya for the sake of Allah azza wa jal so our first 10 practices if loss there is to Waldo humility, and anonymity, so he's not interested in being famous, but rather being anonymous. He helps others for the sake of helping others spend some time helping others not for the sake of benefit, self benefit, but for the sake of actually helping them. The remembrance of Allah azza wa

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jal, and the Quran are incredibly effective in purifying the self. So instead of focusing on itself and its needs, focuses on Allah azza wa jal on and on the afterlife. So all of these things help in the purification of the self, basically anything that removes its greed, and its envy and its pride, and pulls it back to Allah azza wa jal. So it's generous, and it's forgiving. And it's humble. So all of these things show

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to the one about the different aspects that moment,

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like a testimonial, and it moves between the two the likes of the religion, and also reminds me of the Hygiena process, you will have the weaknesses, because

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so my question is, how can we check ourselves to know if our heart is moving in the direction of loving Estonia too much? And as well, like, how can we balance with? I think most people, they're the most of the hours in their days towards the dunya? So how can we avoid that and most?

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Right, so the question is, so you have kind of one or two, that's about? Yeah, it's about like one question. So I say so, if the weakness in our hearts is based on loving the dunya, and hating death, so how do we know how can we monitor our hearts so that we understand that our hearts are moving in the right direction? Not in the wrong direction? So loving the dunya? less, not more? And also, how do we bring balance to our lives, because most of the hours of the day we're spending on the dunya. And for it in your working, you are striving you're struggling? And then you're commuting back? And you're worried about? So it's all about the dunya dunya dunya dunya so where's that place for the

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Afia? And that is a good point can have the answers the first question, which is that the the more time you spend on something, the more that you worry about it and the more that that engages you. So if all the time you spending all your time on the dunya it's impossible for you not to love the dunya so what is what is the answer, then you need equal time, or at least more time on the earth, you know, otherwise you're not going to love it. So that's why Allah azza wa jal says so either ferrata fansub will aid or be Kapha meaning either far, from what when you when you're Finn.

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Short, finish your dunya work that exactly your daily things right? You finish you finish working, you know or you know tilling the field or what you finish this then what now I'm free. What do you do when you're free fund sub where it ought to be covered up, stand up and turn to Allah azza wa jal. So there needs to be as there is a daily hours for the dunya daily hours for the healer. So you need to have that. So, you know, you sit and you eat your meal, right, and now you fed the body. Now you say I want to say I need to feed the soul, even if you just give yourself the beginning half an hour for the Quran, but you decide I need to establish this for as half an hour for the Quran. So

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that brings more balance. Okay, so I don't want to suggest something really outrageous, there is no need to bring some balance. So more of the Quran and as you read, you cannot try to understand what you are reading, and you will feel its effect. And next day and then the next day and you make this a habit. And if you make that a habit, now your heart is attached somewhat to the Quran, and then you will find ways in Allah azza wa jal to increase that whether it's increasing the time for reading the Quran, or now you read the Quran and you pray, you know, TM, let's say, or you pray the Sunnah.

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Or you read Islamic books, you know, books of Hadith books of Tafseer, or you're engaged in voluntary good work, that helps others

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whatever it is, but now, this what had kind of steals your way or takes you away from the dunya, to the athlete, I know you're thinking about both, not just one. So tomorrow is not just about I'm going to wake up at seven, eat this or do that go to work, come back at five, then eat, then watch something and then sleep. And that's the cycle. Knowing now you're thinking about, I'm going to be reading some Quran also, I'm going to be helping so and so I'm going to be making this thicker. And when that love of the athlete starts to inhabit your heart, then you start expanding it, expanding it, expanding it. And then Allah will give you a way where you start questioning yourself, Why am I

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loving the dunya so much. Now that Tao is going to start to tip in the other direction, it was in the favor of the dunya before, but now you're favoring the ACULA until it's gonna tip in the other direction and say, No, I can give up that of the dunya for the Acura, I don't need to shop so much. I don't need to spend so much on new things. I don't need to travel so much, whatever. I don't know if you travel. But if you do, whatever is just an example, that I don't need to do this and this and this, I'll do this for the airfare and when you sacrifice for Allah azza wa jal, you will find the love of Allah in your heart. That's how you move in that direction. So it's gradual, but it needs

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consistency. This is how you can monitor right along. And then just, you know, ask yourself from some time to some one time to another, how much am I willing to give Allah as though did How am I willing to sacrifice this Allah matter to me? So if you that is what they said, if you want to know how much you matter to Allah, ask yourself How Much Does Allah matter to you? So if Allah matters a lot, then you matter Allah to him. But if Allah does not matter to you, then you don't matter to him. And that is a sad conclusion. If you come to that site and conclusion that I don't matter to Allah, others do, but I don't I don't want that to be. So then you care about Allah azza wa jal so

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that Allah azza wa jal elevates you

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will do have some online questions. And again, please feel free that if you need to leave leave, I'm not gonna

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I'll notice but no, no, it's okay. No, no, you could leave inshallah.

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What are the practical steps to train ourselves to have humility,

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dressing down, dressing them as one, not seeking the fanciest things in life so that it doesn't breed pride into

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trying to humble yourself through helping others. So be the person who opens doors to others who carries their stuff.

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who always says salaam to them you don't wait for them to say Salaam.

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So Humble yourself, practically, so that you could feel the effects of tobacco and always remind yourself that if you elevate yourself if you believe that you're better than people you are, in fact turns out to not to be worst of them. So just remind yourself that it's counterproductive to feel that you are better and to ask Allah zoomed in right for protection from Pride. So but practice it, practice it. practice humility in order insha Allah to acquire humility, and be around the humble. It's amazing

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I guess if you're out around the crowd, you will get to absorb their pride. See how they walk and see how they talk and see how arrogant they are. But be around those who are really humble. And if you don't have them, you know what, go to the poor locations and localities and see how they talk and how the insid there and eat.

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Oh, that's disgusting. It's beneath me, right? No, no, you sit there and you eat there as long as clean. Okay, then you have no excuse, but sit there and eat and kind of humble yourself. Right? Then you will understand kind of the beauty of being humble.

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So what's happening is Palestine is not a calamity to the Palestinians only but to us, right? Yes, absolutely. So it's not only affecting them. As I said before, it's not just their test, although they are bearing the greatest test. But it's a test for us all. Because it's either testimony for you or against you, when you watch all this, how you react and what does it affect how it affects you. And whether it changes you or not? Whether you learn and learn a lesson or not. That's a test for all of us. Right? So it's not that we're sitting back, and we're saying, No, you're being tested at the moment, right? And if you feel that, then maybe that will prompt us to do something so that

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we're not simply

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we're not failing to react. That's what I'm saying.

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How can we differentiate that Allah is not accepting our dua either to our for our sins, or due to that we ask, what is not best for us? So how can we kind of distinguish between Allah is not answering our dua, maybe that's not for best for us? Or maybe it's because of our sins. Now you understand that all of this is hidden, right? No one is going to come to you with a paper and say, by the way, it's because of this and because of that, so because you're asking about something that is hidden, you need to cover both bases.

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You need to take care of both. So maybe Allah is not answering the DUA because of sins. So what do you do?

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You take care of that, you repent, you ask for forgiveness, you give sadaqa you do that. So you cover that part. And at the same time you entertain the idea that maybe this is not good for you. See your work on both fronts, right? And ask Allah azza wa jal, if it is good for me, then bring it closer to me just like the Sahara and bring me closer to it. And if it's not good for me, take it away from me, and take me away from it. So you keep making that dua.

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And eventually you will find out right, or you will be led,

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oh, this is not good for you, because the door has closed, or this is good for you, and it came to you. But keep working on this and keep working on that. And by the way, as long as you're doing this, you're winning, you're not losing. Because you're getting yourself you know, rid of sins, and you're doing more good. And you're continuing to make do and that brings you closer to Allah as being the law you are not losing in the least.

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With evil so rampant now what would be practical ways to enjoin good and forbid evil is focusing on what is evident and nearest to us. And during the hour sufficient, you do what you can in terms of enjoying good and forbidding evil, you begin with yourself and you'll begin with your family and you begin with your neighborhood and begin with the avenues that Allah had made available to you. You could have social media followers, and you can tell them what is right and what is wrong, or you know, share with them what is right and what is wrong. You could have people around who are listening to you, you could do what is available. Okay? Some people have

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more, and some people have less, but do what you can. And as long as you're willing to act and you're acting then it hamdulillah were in good shape, but you have to act and you have to move.

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So practical ways to enjoin good and forbid evil, of course, you need to know what is good and what is evil. Right? That's Firstly, you need knowledge. They need to need to know when and how to start, like what is the biggest evil? And what is the third biggest thing that we're neglecting? What should I focus on? So you ask the people have knowledge around you. And maybe you join an effort maybe in progress that they have? Maybe enjoining good and forbidding evil means that you sit and you learn or you sit and you teach or you invite people to learn. Or you spread what you have learned and share it with others. You find that there is a mistake then you start inquiring How can

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I stop this mistake in society? And you ask those have knowledge and those who have wisdom? Should I focus on this now or delay it and focus on something that is better and bigger? So ask those who are around you who know your society well, because some time

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Sometimes we may not have the best of approaches, and sometimes our focus could be flooded. So just ask those who have knowledge around you, and hopefully, they'll be able to help you. And I think this is the last one here.

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Are we expected to announce the truth publicly and be loved and visible to reach the masses or from behaviors like good adab and speaking one to one, it depends again, on what Allah azza wa jal had endowed you with, for some people, it's one to one.

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I mean, you don't have the ability to stand up and announce it and attract followers and for them to listen to, you don't have that ability. And for some people, right, if they do this, especially in some societies, they will receive unwanted attention. And that will make it a fitna for them. So you have to understand where you live, and you understand your own ability. So for some people, it is what you said it is to be public, it is to be loud, loud does not mean antagonistic, or belligerent, or rude. Right? It doesn't mean that this is the truth, and you got to accept it. Whether you like it or not, no, I say this is but this is what the truth is, invite to it in the best manner, right?

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You don't need to fight with people. That's not supposed to be the initial stance. Come here, I'm gonna fight with you know what, one, anyone who doesn't like it, you know, meet me outside. Right? That's not the stance that you should have. But rather a gentle, soft, merciful, inviting stance, but public. So if you can do that, and you have the knowledge, you have the backing, you have the energy, you have the patience, then go ahead and do it. Okay, if you can't, if you're in doubt, ask, Should I do this or not? So at least at a basic level, what you said to here is yes, one to one, privately, okay, everybody can do this.

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And then if you could expand that circle, expand it, and each knows his ability, and each knows what they can do, right? And again, if you're in doubt, ask the people around to ensure

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Habitual cycle of just sitting or

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like in a love sense of physical,

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pure use from a spiritual deficiency, a law forgives you for everything and maybe send some sort of physical

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because in a sense, even though you're sick,

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okay, so you're talking about a cyclical sin that although you're involved in repentance in at the same time, it's habitual, so it's keep happening and happening and happening. So is it possible that a person could experience a physical illness because of it, even though he keeps repenting? So, we say that, if the repentance is complete, then the sin

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is erased. It's as if it didn't happen. The issue here with repentance is that that repentance sometimes is incomplete. Can it's not powerful enough, so we repent from a sin, but at a 50% level 25% So it's not really strong. So it's not strong enough to erase the sin completely erases some of it, but some remains, because it wasn't really strong. So if we still have this inheritance of sin with us, that we're unable to shake off and able to clean ourselves up, then yeah, it could cause that illnesses that we talked about. So it could cause deficiency in in provision. So you earn less or you know, experienced hardship in earning good could mean physical illness could been complicated

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relationships, it could be in any of this how it manifests itself is up to Allah azza wa jal so if a person suspects that perhaps this is it linked to that and it's not really you're not really definitive ways of finding that out but if you suspect this, then that's more of a reason for a person to really repent from that sin. And then also to treat himself with sadaqa treat himself with is to fall and treat himself with Rukia right because our okay is not only some people think okay is only if you're possessed or there is envy. No sir. Okay as for any physical illness, so use Rukia and is still far and repentance and keep at it. So if that's the cause, then it goes away in the

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