Ali Albarghouthi – This is Love (3) Allah Loves Ease –

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of finding a way to be successful in life, finding one's love for Islam and practicing and surrendering. They stress the need to be flexible and patient while avoiding complicated and making things easy for others. The speakers also emphasize the importance of learning to control one's behavior and reexamining one's actions to improve one's life.
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Smilla hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he right early he was so happy he was salam Loma Linda myInfo now when found there'd be my LinkedIn was in ailment herbal Alameen Allah humaine Allah the cricket was shook Rica was named by the tick. I'm about to hamdulillah with reached Hadith number three. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to keep teaching us and to give us the patience to keep learning and benefiting and absorb what we are learning and hopefully being able to emit and reflect this back by the will of Allah azza wa jal in how we live, and how we interact and how we teach and how, most importantly, and how we deal with Allah subhanho wa taala. And we expect him can you know,

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one, you know the best of thoughts to have the best of thoughts about Allah azote and how we expect him to deal with us. So today's hadith is a short Hadith, but it is a significant one nonetheless. And it is where the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, and he was asked, so either Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or you will at the end he had bought in Allah.

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What religions are which religions are most beloved to Allah azza wa jal what religion does Allah loved the most? And he was answered, He answered that he is Salatu was Salam, Al Hanafi to Assam, ha, the monotheistic an easy one.

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That is the religion that is characterized by being a Hanif monotheistic and also easy, some easy going.

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first of all,

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it's good to get our minds, ears hearts, ready and used to hearing Allah loves. Allah loves this and Allah loves them. If we have not heard that enough, it's important to hear a lot of it. Because when you know that Allah loves, you know that Allah azza wa jal, the creator is capable of love, he loves and the things that he loves, are things that you should love as well. Are things that you should adopt the things that you should be close to, and the one who loves can be loved.

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So you can also return that by loving ALLAH SubhanA, WA to Allah, so the relationship that you can have, with ALLAH SubhanA, Allah to Allah, the Almighty, the all powerful, is not always a distant relationship. But it's a very intimate close relationship where Allah loves you, loves what you do loves these choices that you make. And because of everything, you get closer to him through the things that he loves, or the people that he loves. And for that Allah zodia loves you, and that brings intimacy and that brings proximity between you and Allah subhanho wa taala. So as we said, it's important to establish the grandeur and the,

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the absolute power of him Subhana descendants of him subhanho wa taala. But at the same time, also establish how close he is to us all, and that he's the most aware of all the thoughts that we have and all the emotions that we have. So that is the benefit of knowing what Allah Zota loves, you know him better, the more that you know of the things that he loves, you can get closer to him by the things that he loves Subhana who were to Allah. And the last is that you can adopt these things as well when it is appropriate for you to adopt them.

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The first thing inshallah that we want to address today is when the asked Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam which religions are more beloved to Allah azza wa jal and we want to focus here on that word deen or religion.

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And we want to say as it is here asserted in the chapter, that religion is based on love,

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that the religion of Islam and in fact, if you want to think about it, any in every religion, its essence is love. Because people unite over the love of something. Something pulls people together. That's why they gathered they congregate.

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So in Islam, in particular, and in religion, overall religion is built on love. Now you hear criticism of religion, and it's important for you to know this and to know the refutation of it. You hear criticism of religion being what based on hate

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the faithful, the religious, basically are about hate and condemnation and judgment and putting everybody down that they are the self righteous, and everybody else is doing. So that's the image of religion and they extend that to Allah Zildjian, or to God and they see God is all about judgment, God is all about a vengeance and there is no mercy, there is no Rama, there is no love and all of that. So that's an image that's a criticism of religion that those who do not believe have. And we say to this, you really have if you want to criticize religion, you really have first of all to distinguish between the right religion from Allah and the false one, because they can treat both

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equally, the genuine and the false are not alike. So the thing that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala has the best directions in terms of what to love, and what to avoid. Whereas something that has been corrupted or has been made up by human beings, they made up a religion, that thing can be truly hateful can be truly toxic, can be truly dangerous. Just recently of the there was a particular practice or a particular so called cult that starve themselves to death, thinking that this is what pleases Allah azza wa jal, and they were able to arrest some of them, but other the others actually died because of that starvation. So not to eat, simply because they think this is

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pleasing to your Creator or to God, Allah azza wa jal, so there are misguided understandings of the Creator. But that is the difference between what is revealed and what is made up what is true and what is false. So distinguish between the two.

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But even some of them will come back and say, even if we distinguish between the two, we think still, that even the religion that Allah has revealed, that God has revealed that you say, God has revealed, still is based on hate, whereas what we have is better because they criticize religion because they believe what that the system that they have the dogma, the ideology, the choices are more inclusive, more accommodating, more welcoming, and more appropriate for the time and place.

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The question here that we ask if a person or such a person believes in the creator in a higher power, they say if this religion is revealed by Allah xojo And by the Creator,

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can what you produce as a human being be better than what the Creator produces?

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That is what you come up with, in terms of system, political, economic, social and religious. Can it be better than whatever Allah reveals? Now as a person of faith, you understand

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the answer? Absolutely not. What over Allah gives is complete, is perfect. It's not lacking but humanity cannot produce that. So your system that is used to criticize Allah's religion or it herbicides, Islam itself is flood itself is missing important pieces. If you look at religion as revealed by Allah as origin, we say that, as we said before, if Allah commands something, why does he commanded?

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Allah commands it because he likes this thing? He loves that thing? And if Allah prohibits something and tells you not to do it, why does He prohibited because this thing stands in the way of what Allah loves, and he loves for you. And I bring here in the book The example of alcohol.

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So Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran in the Merida shaytaan a UK are they in a como la Ida what a while back about Phil Henry one may see the way I saw the comb and the grilla he were and you saw that t 102. motorhome. And one of these amazing is where Allah azza wa jal explains the plot of the Shavonne and the tools that he uses. He says shaytaan only wants to incite i There were unbelievable animosity and hatred amongst you using alcohol and gambling and to turn you away from remembering Allah and from praying, so will you not stop?

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So what is the aim of the Shavon which is, by the way, the opposite of what Allah intends. So the Shavon wants you to drink?

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It's not innocent. So he wants you to drink and you see so many ads about drinking as if what it's it's a necessity in life

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because they make money off of it. So why does the shaytaan want you to drink because it stops you and blocks you on your way to Allah azza wa jal so

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between people it creates anger, animosity, hatred and friction. When a person gets drunk, they have no control of their mind or their body so they can commit any crime, and they can hurt any person. So they damage their families. They damage their neighborhood, they damage their society, and they are not, they're not awake, they're not alert to be a servant of their Creator because they're drunk. And when they are intoxicated, when they are addicted to it, they keep coming back, okay, they keep coming back to it. So that addiction keeps them chained and slaves to that bad habit.

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And that damage is also their health.

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Eventually, it kills them. So you see all these things that Allah that the shaytaan wants, right? So Allah azza wa jal once the opposite to you. When you abstain from alcohol, it's not a restriction for the sake of restriction. It's a restriction for what because when you don't drink, then there is no enmity, there is no hostility. Your family is safe, you are safe, your neighbors are safe, society is safe, it doesn't drain his resources, and your body is safe. So Allah who wants what is best for you. And in order for you to pray, in order for you to have the clarity in mind to remember Allah azza wa jal and to engage in a battle and to be very thoughtful in what you do and what you

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do. Then you have to abstain from it. So Allah azza wa jal because he loves you and loves that you'd be close to him. He says, Don't drink and don't take drugs. And don't take any intoxicants.

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Because Allah loves your health. Allah loves society and the harmony that is in it. That's these are Allah's laws. So you understand that that piece that one particular piece of legislation, is based on love. You can see Allah's care for you. And it's not about a God who is overpowering or is restricting, but in fact, a God who cares a lot about you. And if you think about all the Islamic obligations, and all the Islamic prohibitions, they're all are a safeguard. They're all a protection, Salah, fasting hedge and Zika. And you think about all of them, if you think about all of them like this, you will be grateful that Allah zodion meted an obligation, you will be grateful

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that Allah had asked you to give Zika because if you think about it, if Allah did not ask you to do this, at least two things will happen. One, there'll be nothing to purify, you have love of money,

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because he has to sacrifice money to conquer its love.

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So Allah it does not ask you, you will be the greatest capitalist the greediest person, but he asks you to give this up so that you would feel the love of Allah azza wa jal over the love of that money. And if he does not ask you to help others and compel you, in fact, but in a good way to help others, people in society would be in so much need, that they would not only suffer but eventually rise against those who have because you don't care about us we will take it by force. That's revolution and that's corruption. So Allah azza wa jal protects through this religion and if you see Allah's care, you will not think of religion as being based on hate or based on restrictions.

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Furthermore, right.

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If you remember what we have said before, and we affirm it again that what is the basis of shitcan what is the basis of to hate? When Allah azza wa jal says Wilma halacha and Gina will insert illegally I will do I only created gin and en so that they would worship me. So what is the objective of that worship?

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If you think about it, so Allah azza wa jal created us so that we would do what we would pray past Hajj Zakka. Staying away from haram. Okay. Now when you do these things, what are they supposed to produce in you? Which is really the objective of all of these acts? What are they supposed to produce in all of us? There is surrender and love.

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That says that you would know Allah azza wa jal through salah.

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You will know Allah azza wa jal through fasting through Hajj, through sacrifice, that you would be willing to surrender everything that you have for him based on accumulated love that you would have for him.

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And that is the value of a badass.

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The gift of a badass somebody came to

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The story that I just read today is as somebody came to a scholar verse worship of Allah azza wa jal, and he said, he followed philosophy and the way of the people of Kalam and my heart is burning with doubt,

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burning with doubt, what do I do?

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He says, The only thing that I can tell you to do that I have your pain cases, how is it that you have your pain? You know what your pain is? certainty? How do you have your clean and I've studied, you know, this philosophy and the back and forth and arguments and what have you. They've only increased me in doubt and agitation, how is it that you have your cane? This is the only thing that I can tell you is that when you engage in the worship of Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal sends assurances, Allah sends Eman that settles in your heart that you may not be able to explain, but it settles in your heart so much that you have no doubts.

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So he says, really I yearn to experience this. So he says, Fine, I will worship Allah azza wa jal with you as you do. And he worshiped Allah azza wa jal for a while and then when he finished that period, he came out and he said, truly His way is much better than my way because all these doubts that I had before about this and this and that, which were what intellectual they all were chased away when I truly remembered Allah when I prostrate it to him when I read the Quran, Allah azza wa jal sent what certainty into my heart

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so this religion of ours, right if you any religion, if you just gonna look at it from the outside without practice, oh, you could be so critical of everything based on what limited experience and also let's admit, limited intellect. But if you practice and you give it your all, and you surrender to Allah, then Allah xojo gives you His love back. So that is the purpose inlandia a Buddha and accept to worship Me is doesn't mean just Salah and fasting and the cat repeat Salah and fasting as a cat and repeat. Okay, what lies beyond? What is it supposed to lead to? It is that the head of Allah xojo And it's a hoot of Allah azza wa jal is why you were created to love him more than you

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love anybody else. That's the essence of it will mean a Nassima yet definitely don't mean do Neela here and there that you have been a homecare Biller, when Nadine ermine who should have been Lilla there will people who will take rivals with Allah that they love as much as they love Allah, but those who believe they love Allah the most. That's what defines them as believers. They love Allah the most.

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And that is also why sharpcap And anybody who worships an idol, or a partner with Allah azza wa jal, why do they do this? Because they love them enough that they think that they can help them and rescue them. So they devote part of their heart to them. And Allah azza wa jal says, No, all of your hearts should belong to me.

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Right? You can't like prostrate to Allah and somebody else right? You can't do that. You can make dua to Allah and somebody else, right? No. So same way your heart belongs to Allah has meaning in a bad in love that is a bad belongs only to Allah xojo. And you cannot share that with anybody else. So that's the essence of shirk, as well. So if you love Allah more than anybody and anything else, you're not going to commit shitcan Allah as urgent. Now of course, religious practice can stray from the love of Allah as origin and become a habit or become a burden.

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But this is only because we forget, we forget the essence or forget the spirit of it. So the more that you can bring it back, the more that you can keep it in mind the more that you understand that religion is all built on the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning whatever you call it a bad

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in its definition, it's based on love you call a deen and its definition is based on love. If a bad and worship and your religion is devoid of love, it ceases to be an accepted a better with Allah zoton You must love Allah. You must love your Creator. You must love God's Hannah who went to Allah and just like a detour, a small detour that we take when they say that hate and what have you, first of all, right? Allah azza wa jal when he forbids something or he hates something he does that because it takes away from his love. it detracts from his love. Love really is the essence of emotions. And hate is secondary to it. I mean, we hate even as a human being

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If you hate something because it's interferes with what you love, and love is that essential emotion and Allah azza wa jal hates the things that take away from his love. And that's why they become hateful to him. subhanho wa taala. So, the problem of we're talking about hate the problem is not with hate itself. Its problem is with the love that produces it.

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There is right love that produces the right type of dislike or hate, and there is the wrong love that produces the wrong type of hate.

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So if you want to challenge a type of hate, look at the love itself. So somebody who is a supremacist thinks that a particular color or a particular ethnicity is better.

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That itself is based on love, but it's the wrong type of love.

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Right? Who says, We I love these people who look like me, or talked like me, so much so that we are better than everybody else? That's love, isn't it? But it's wrong.

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It's wrong.

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And it produces wrong hate. Whereas if Allah guides you, and he says love the right thing, when you hate their opposite, then you're hating the right thing.

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So this, this is what this is the difference between right religion and wrong religion.

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Now, in the Hadith, he said that a Salatu was Salam when he answered

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a deity in Allah, the Most Beloved religions to Allah. He says, Oh, honey fear, as Simha and honey fear

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is about belief somehow is about practice. So this is the belief in that practice. And honey fear is associated with Ibrahim alayhis salam. But let's before we get into that, understand what it means at Hanifa or al Hanif. The Hanif is the one who turns away from something unto another. You'd like us swerve, turning away from an unto something that's an Hanif. So Al Hanifa, when it comes to Allah azza wa jal and belief about Allah, you're turning away from everything else to Allah. That's Faisal Hanif, that is in his life, you could direct yourself towards everything.

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You could love anything.

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But here I'll Hanif identifies what Allah azza wa jal as the primary object of love, as the one that he loves the most and recognize it that there are other loves that are inferior that compete with that love. So he turns away from what displeases Him Subhan Allah to Allah and wholeheartedly to Allah completely to Allah has origin and that's why Ibrahim Ali is Sudan His title is what

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clearly Rula

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Why is he a Halle Rolla? Because his love or the love of Allah azza wa jal penetrates the crevices of his heart.

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You know, like when you soak something,

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and you take it out, and it's completely soaked, let it penetrated every small space there. That's what his heart is like. It's as if his heart is soaked with the love of Allah xojo That it can't went through all of the spaces in between, it's saturated with love. So this is why he is called Kali Rolla and our Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam is also an evil Allah. So the Hanif you turn completely to Allah and away from others, and that is so hate, but the perfection of it. So what is the word have to hate? What do you say to accept Islam?

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La ilaha illallah you're turning towards and away? Right? None except, no God, no deity, no one that we should be worshipped. So here you're abandoning all and you turn only towards Allah Allah Zoda that is the Hanif. So turn with body and turn with mind and turn with heart only towards Allah azza wa jal and that is first of all, the foundation of that Hanif is love as well. Right So on page

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let me flip through it.

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On page 38.

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It says here

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that hypnotized mirror him Allah says Allah Who Fatah Eva who Anil Hani fear Allah azza wa jal gave his servants the innate inclination towards Hanifa meaning that they recognize Allah azza wa jal by nature. So he gave them that recognition and the desire to be closer to him. That you all

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always have that urge to be close to him subhanaw taala always looking and seeking and pursuing the ultimate in meaning, the ultimate and definition, the ultimate and love, the one who doesn't die, the one who can give you a promise and will never break. You're always looking for eternity. And what terrifies you is the opposite of all of that. So that is what that's the fitrah that innate nature. He says, this is Mila to Ibrahim, this is what the way you were able to him the religion of Ibrahim Ali his Salam was Mohammed Betula. He was the who, and it's origin its foundation is loving. Hola, hello.

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That's the foundation of Hanifa and that's the foundation of towhead. So I want you that when you if you were to study at Thida and to study to hate to keep in the back of your mind that you are studying the love of Allah azza wa jal, it could be technical. But you're studying the love of Allah, as noted when you're studying fifth, the do's and don'ts. It's not just about Wong, right. It's about right because it brings me closer to him Subhana Allah to Allah and that increases me in love for him. And he loves me more and wrong because I don't want to risk losing the love of Allah azza wa jal. And so that gives meaning to your study, and gives urgency to it, and gives depth

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right? So the foundation of Hanifa is the love of Allah Zoda. Now, I want you to look at the life of Ibrahim to understand what that did to him and what it gave him. So as a young man,

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right, as a fetus, I made an effort to you have guru whom you call Lula who Ibrahim, so he was a feta, feta is from 19 to 30.

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So that is the age he could be 1920 21. That's the age when Ibrahim alayhis salam broke all of their idols and confronted his people all by himself, and who turned against him his father and he says if you do not stop what you're doing,

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I will stone you

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why Jordan Emelia right, don't talk to me now and if you don't stop, I will stone you. And his people turned against him. And they threatened him with fire and they did that. They did that they threw him into the fire. So what is the thing that could give that person at that age, the strength to oppose everybody including his family, and risk his life?

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And there were no guarantees that he was going to live? Right? Do we have in the Quran that you're guaranteed that you're going to live survive this? No. So he's gonna was willing to survive, be sacrifice his life for this? So you think about it, what is the thing that you have in here, that would make you sacrifice and that is nothing but an intense love for his creator, that he cannot do without Allah azza wa jal, I could lose you all.

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I could lose you all, but not Allah. I could lose my father. And he lost him because he migrated later. So that's another loss. He after he survived, he migrates. So he leaves his hometown, he leaves his family, he leaves his father behind, who does not want to believe and the goose mohajir don't eat or be i migrating to Allah.

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So what is the thing that you have that could make that sacrifice possible? Right? Imagine give up your apartment, give up your job, give up your car, give up your family, give up the place that you grew up in, and go were to Allah azza wa jal, but still be so confident and so comfortable and so assured. Not until you love Allah azza wa jal with all of your heart that is possible. And what is amazing, alright, is in a narration.

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It said that when Ibrahim alayhi salam, they were ready to throw him into the fire.

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And Gibreel Alayhis Salam came to him.

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And he said, I like a Hydra. He says, Do you need anything?

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Allah and Malacca fella? He says as from you. He says no.

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Right. So he was about to do with, he's about to die. And Ibrahim alayhi salam, he's about to die. So put yourself in his position. You're about to be die, you're about to be killed.

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And no one is there to help and no one is offering

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NOW comes to you. No one else but Paul Djibouti, now Jibreel as far as we know

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No. All right, if he is not the strongest is one of the strongest of Allah's creation. No human being is as strong as Gibreel Gibreel is the best of the angels of Allah azza wa jal as far as we know, he is the strongest of Allah's creation or among the strongest. So when you have that one count coming to you and telling you, do you need anything? And you know, you're about a minute or two, before meeting your Creator, before dying, what would you do?

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Would you ask for help?

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Absolutely, you're right. Please help me. I thought you're never going to come, please help me save me. You know what they're doing. So how come was he that he said, Do you need anything he says from you know,

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because he sees who is who, behind who really has the power? I don't need to ask you. I'll ask you. Allah azza wa jal, because he is the one who gave you everything. So I don't really need to ask you anything. Right.

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Right. So this panel live like that reminds me of another person who was in his tawaf, doing tawaf

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a Khalifa or a prince met him. And he said,

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Do you need anything like he was doing the Luftwaffe in the around the cabin, right circling the cabin? So he said, Do you need anything? Do you need money? Do you need assistance?

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So he said in this place, no.

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But asked me outside.

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So when he went outside, he said, Do you need anything he said, I be embarrassed. That if I be in the presence of Allah azza wa jal and ask anybody else but him

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that is in there where I'm asking Allah as though did in with Allah, Allah forgive me, Allah give me Allah this Ania Allah that I'm embarrassed to stop and ask anybody else or lean on anybody else except Allah azza wa jal. So from you, I don't need anything I'll ask Allah is

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that is a heart that relies on Allah azza wa jal completely. And we're not saying that. You don't need to lean on other people, right? Sometimes you need a doctor, sometimes you need a contract or son nine, you need advice. Or I'm saying that where is your heart at that moment, you go to the doctor, but don't have your heartbeat attached to them. He is going to save me. He is going to cure me know what either married to when I am sick, who gives you the cure for Hua his feet, he cures me, this doctor will prescribe

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and he may guide you to the ways that Allah has created where this may work or not. But he does not cure. Cure is not in his hand. Allah so the Prophet alayhi salam is also a lawyer Salam says wish he enters Shafi now Shiva Illa, Shiva cure, you're the one who cures there is no healing except your healing. There is no healing no human being can bring healing to you. So if your heart is

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loving of Allah azza wa jal surrenders to him. subhanho wa taala. That is the heart that is honey turns to him and away from others. And then you wouldn't be thinking that I need an idol, to pray to, or I need a dead person to pray to ALLAH is sufficient for me. I don't need a human being to pray to Allah as though to the sufficient for me, he has all the power all the mind, and he knows about my condition. And by the way, there is a weak, weak narration attributed or maybe it's not even weak and may not even have a chain, where it is said then would you be ready Salam came and asked Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam, do you want something? And Gibreel said, And Ibrahim said, as the main

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highly element will be highly, has been highly ill Morbihan it's sufficient for me that he knows about me. Right? That is not an authentic thing. And it actually goes contrary to what's been taught. That is, though Allah knows about your condition, you're supposed to make dua

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and if somebody had ever wondered, why do I make dua to Allah knows, right? Have you thought about it? Why is it that I'm making dua and Allah has Zota knows what's happening with me. It's not to inform him subhanho wa Taala is actually to humble yourself before Him and express your need. Because when you do this, that's a bad something in you changes, you become dependent on him. And that changes you inside and outside and Allah

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gives you in return, and you become better because of it. So it's not information it is transformation of the person who's asking and requesting. So that next time people are accustomed yourself conditioned yourself that if you want to ask, ask Allah as well and no one else, right? And that's why also as a side note that when

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people face issues, and no one can help them, and they find that the all the doors are closed, and they turn to Allah azza wa jal alone, it is for something that Allah is doing that to you.

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That Allah is closing the doors that Allah is telling you, for such a long time you've been depending on these people, but not on me learn it through this, that none of them have the power asked me Why do you ask them personally.

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So, urgency should be in asking Allah subhanho wa Taala more than people and depending dependence on him more than people. So that is the Hanif the first part of it which is in belief, is that Allah azza wa jal loves is in practice, and there is ease in Islam.

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Especially when you compare it to other religions, where there is hardship.

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And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, To be honey fee it is somehow I was sent with any fear this Hanif religion that is also easy going. I mean, easy on people easy to practice, while the one whom is rahamallah Leti cannot ally him this describes the mission of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that he removes the burdens and the shackles that were on the people before. So what types of shackles and burdens are on people before so consider repentance so as to understand ease in Islam versus hardship in other religions and where that hardship came from. So if you want to repent from something, what do you do? If you want to ask for forgiveness? What do you do?

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Stuff that Allah?

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Has I repent from this, this is it. And you could do other acts right to offset what you've done. But that is even even of the greatest offenses should you stop that

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by doing what is the for Allah and repentance that Ubuntu is Surah eight when they worship the calf.

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Right that golden calf, how did they repent from it? That Allah had revealed that to them?

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What did he says fuck to do unto second kill yourselves?

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Meaning that they had knives, and it was dark. And they were supposed to stab whoever is in front of them. And then when that period finished, they found that so many people were killed that was red or their repentance. When there is a Naja impurity that touches your clothes. What do you do?

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You just wash it. And it's done right? For the people of the book, I before for them if energy touches clothing, they need to cut it out.

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So that's hardship. Right? And when they slaughter the meat and how they slaughter the meat and the kinds of meat that is prohibited for them but not for us, and the mixing of meat and milk and what they can eat shellfish and what all these things prohibited their butts easy for you.

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Where did that is come from this is came from Allah azza wa jal why was it hard on them?

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For people to be mean and Adina had to haram now let him tell you but you know, he led long it's because of this transgression and injustice. We made it difficult for them.

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Allah azza wa jal made it difficult meaning what a run now I lay him for a year belt in Hill at law meaning wholesome things that were halal for them. We made that forbidden for them as punishment. But in the religion of Islam know if something is wholesome is halal.

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If it is bad, it's haram. Right? Up Lulu hamata yerba Are you here remotely human hubba. If whatever is Hubby, is haram in Islam, as we said alcohol drugs, right?

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Killing people theft, gambling, all of these things lying because it is evil, or harmful. It's prohibited if something is useful or beneficial, it's allowed or commanded or recommended, because it benefits you.

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So Islam is there is ease in it. How many times you may think that this is difficult, how many times we pray a day

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five? Initially originally how many were to be

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in the original revelation of Allah azza wa jal we were supposed to pray 50 times a day, but Allah made them what five

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How many days do you first a year?

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30, right, Ramadan, 29 or 30. But that counts as if, what? 10 months.

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And if you add to them the six of show well as if you fasted the whole year, if you do something right, Allah multiplies it at least 10 times into southern 100 times and even more, if you do something bad, it counts as one. And that could be forgiven as well. So if you look at Allah zoton is giving you chance after chance to enter Jannah. And the legislation itself is easy. Fast, you can't you don't have to pay a photo. You can then you don't even have to pick a fallen prey standing you can sit in you can't lying down, make will do you can't tell your mom, you said you can't even do that you don't even have to. So whatever there's always

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a way of ease for in the Sharia

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always had, you can go you don't have to Zika it did not reach the public obligatory level you don't pay Zika and so on and so on and so on. There's so many Rojas in Islam, that is embedded in it and is is the spirit of Islam. And there is ease also in how the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam will treat people how gentle he was, how kind he was. So it tells you here the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when an Arabic came to the masjid a very famous example that you probably have heard in many, many Hitler's where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam you know sitting in the masjid and Arabi comes and urinate in the masjid and he doesn't urinate to offend urinates

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because to them, this is normal. Right? There is no kind of private secluded area where people would do this, this is what they do. Part of a thorough nursery area coffee, people want it but you give them a beating. What are you doing in the masjid? What an insult This is to the Prophet sallallahu sallam said no let him till he finishes and then just pour water over it and he said sal Allahu Allahu wa sallam in November 8 to Maya City now what I'm to bathroom was city you were you were sent to make things easy. You were not sent to make things difficult in the way that you're going to be dealing with this ignorant first send us ease. Because this will soften his heart this is dual teach

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him this will bring him closer to Allah azza wa jal don't think by being difficult. You're being more pleasing to Allah azza wa jal just look at how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was easygoing and was gentle and kind. So after the hit him, Ali, his Salatu was Salam.

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And the reject his Dawa, the angel of Allah azza wa jal comes in, he says,

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I'm the I have the angel of the mountains waiting, and the angel of the mountains comes to the Prophet salallahu Salam. And he said, I know and I've seen, or Allah has seen what your people have said to you, and they have done to you if you want, I am commanded to obey you. I will cause these two mountains to cry to crush them to come together and crush and kill them.

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If you commend me to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said, No, I will be patient with them, perhaps believer in progeny will come out of them.

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So this is the tayseer and this is the gentleness of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, Allah loves it.

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This is how he had revealed Islam. And this is how he wants us to act. So this hadith of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam where he said in Allah, your Hebrew, some Hudbay, a, some has Shira II, some * Qaddafi, Allah azza wa jal loves the one who is affable, kind, gentle, when he sells when he buys and we repays their debt.

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Meaning when dealing with money,

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I, because you could be very kind and very patient, and very forgiving, until the issue comes to money. And when it's money, where's my money?

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Where's my money, give me my money back. And when you want to sell and buy, you see also the luck the character of people. So some people who want to sell, they want to squeeze every penny out of you. And when you want to buy, you want to squeeze every penny out of them, meaning you want to bargain so much so that you don't mind if they lose, right, as long as I win. As long as I profit. It doesn't matter if they lose and if you are selling you don't matter you don't mind if you gorge them and sell exorbitant prices in order just to make to make profit.

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And you find people fighting over it whereas the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is saying what? Simple buy a meaning when he wants to sell

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It sells easily. Right?

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Doesn't matter that does not demand excessive prices. And when people argue with him, he's not belligerent automatic loving, He's not belligerent. He's not hostile. He's patient. And he's accommodating. And also those who want to buy you understand that he is selling to make a profit.

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And sometimes people Subhanallah, right, you have to think about it. Sometimes you consider the extra money that you pay a sadaqa to pay. It's not about winning. Or you know what I mean? No, I made him lower the price 20% 30%, I must be smart and good. It's not about that. This person could be struggling.

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This person may need that money, you could just come to them and buy not only for this for nothing, except to benefit that person. You don't need the merchandise, but you just want to benefit him. So you don't argue about $10 or $5 or 20, give him and consider it to be what isn't the whole of a good character. Good practice is in dealing with people.

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So that should be something that should be adopted. Because Allah Zota loves it. It's in Islam, it's in our practice, and as much as you can adopt it, and Michonne will bring you more examples.

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Is religion easy. So some people will complain that religion is difficult. I'm not talking here about people outside of religion, even those who are practicing, they'll tell you religion is difficult. Praying, this is haram that's haram, I can do this. I can do that.

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And they're contrasting this to following their own whims and desires, meaning, it seems to them. If I have to come to the masjid, that's difficult. Whereas if I sit back and watch TV, that's easy. If I have to fast, that's difficult, but if I can eat whatever I want, that's what Yeah, easy, right? In comparison, that's easy. If I have to have to go out and eat in a restaurant, if I have to keep asking, Is this halal? Is this haram? Is this harder? Is there pork and alcohol here in this restaurant in this meal? That's difficult. But if I can eat anything, that's what easy? So isn't isn't religion, more restricted? Or restrictive? And difficult because of it? And if I follow what I

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like, isn't that is? So first of all, we say anything that is worthwhile in this world has restrictions in it, and has a price to be paid for it.

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So in order to graduate from college university,

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don't you have to take in some hardship?

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Or is it all easy study if you want to or not. take an exam if you want to or not attend the lecture if you want to or not. Don't you have to be punctual on time study, pull all nighters a time not even eat properly to pass an exam.

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Alright, is that easy? No, that's difficult. And the higher the degree, the more difficult it is. So you want to get a job, don't you have to dress up, type a resume CV, practice your interview, go for several interviews, until you're hired. And when you're hired, you have to show up on time you have to do and listen to do your job. Listen to your boss, listen, meaning you nine to five, you can't come late and leave early 95 do all your work, report back. You don't discipline? Can you just simply say No, I'm just going to do whatever I want, then you're not going to be beat be paid.

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So anything useful in life, I want to get married. He's just somebody can stroll into a person's home and say, give me your daughter? What do you have?

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You have to prove that you're worth it. And you want to just want to have kids but how are you going to support them? You're going to do this they come with a responsibility. So anything that is beautiful in life that is worth it has to have sacrifice in it and there must be discipline and responsibility. Why do you want religion to be different? And Allah is telling you that this religion is going to give you the most precious thing in existence, which is Jannah and on top of that, the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal so how is it that you want to do whatever you want, and then yet get everything religion wants from you? Some sacrifice and some discipline. So that's one second

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of all, religion if you want to say difficulty even if you want to say that it is difficulty it's difficulty within reason and capacity

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is nothing that will break your back.

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Salah, fasting, soccer, all these things are within your means they can be done. If you want to do them. They don't take a lot from your time. And you could perform all that and how

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Have still plenty of time for all of the other things that you like. But Allah wants to see that you will give him part of your day part of your money out of your mind and part of your heart at least. So why is this so hard? How much time does Salah take from you? For Ramadan? If you say it's hard? It's only one month out of 12 Does that care 2.5% Only and also other conditions need to be met. So how is religion heart know if you want to live a lacs permissive life then yes. But if you want to live a life that is worth something, you're not going to find that religion is hard. And finally, finally,

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there's always a trade off, there's always a price to be paid. So religion will put on you some restrictions but will lead you ultimately to ease the greatest is is Janna.

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Right, that's the greatest ease and the pleasure of Allah Azza did we're in January you can eat whatever you want.

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Live, however you want, and wish for wherever you want. That's the ultimate ease no worries at all. So you pay for it now to get it over there.

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And also in this life, Allah as it will gives you ease when you practice religion. Well my yet totally love her. He had a Allahumma Omri, he was the one who has the CO of Allah, Allah who will give him ease in his affairs. So that whatever if you are facing any difficulty at this moment or later on, remember this is any difficulty. So fear Allah Him, love Him and do what he loves. Stay away from what he hates. And Allah will give you an exit from that difficulty will give you ease in your affairs. The difficulty comes when you bring in the shaytaan who complicates your life and confuses you and brings problem into your marriage into with your children in your job. You can

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sleep at night you have terrible dreams, terrible health. Where does this come from? Because there's a lack of tequila you're not close to Allah azza wa jal but be Allah will give you ease in your life. So when you pray and you really read the Quran, you're less likely to suffer from depression anxiety, that is to suffer from you know, the West was that there was the whispers of the shaytaan and whatever that can lead to. When you fast your body will be healthy, but also you will have balance physical and spiritual. When you stay away from the Haram you will not be victim to all the bad things that the Haram will give to you. So you're not going to have these diseases even mental

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diseases when you practice the Haram right. So there will be there'll be ease in your life people will look at you and you say Masha Allah he's smiling all the time. Masha Allah, he's balanced Masha, Allah, Allah subhana wa taala. Even if he falls victim to a calamity, Allah saves him from it.

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That's ease. So if you obey Allah azza wa jal, Allah gives you ease in this life is in the next, if you disobey Him, subhanho wa Taala thinking that this is real freedom, it throws you in real difficulty. So you think that you could drink as much alcohol as you want in the name of freedom, and not gonna pay a price for it?

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You have to pay a price. Do you say no, I'm free. They say go ahead. If you think that that is freedom, but no one is completely free. Because your body will turn against you.

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Your body will turn against you.

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And if not before they're right, you could commit a crime, you could kill someone, you could destroy a family. And you'll realize that the freedom that I was seeking was had a cost.

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Same thing with gambling, I just want to gamble my money, why I just want to eat pork, or I just like it, or these things are not in themselves attractive, but it's the Shavon that makes it appealing, like everything that is restricted, becomes appealing, but in their reality they are not. So if you think that that is freedom.

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You know, just imagine the difficulty that was going to lead and before imagining, just look at others who have followed that path. So learn from them heed their warning. So he's now meaning do whatever I want. Now, there's a price, restrict your desire to obey Allah azza wa jal, and Allah will give you ease. Do you know at least whenever you say Allah, Allah will be there. Right?

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So finally, insha Allah a couple of points before we leave we say that

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in matters related to this ease that Allah Zoda loves is

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As How do we know what is easy and what is difficult? So some people think that if we say to everything, it's halal, it's halal, it's halal that is that Allah loves.

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That's not true. Or if we say to everything this is haram, this is haram because I'm so devout, that I'm restricting everything that makes me authentic, a strong believer. And that's even not true. How do I know? What is the balance there is that Allah azza wa jal loves, he say, discover what Allah loves through the Quran. Discover what Allah loves through the Sunnah that is, so easy is waking up for failure, not sleeping.

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Right? Even when you're dealing with your kids, you feel sorry for them. So you don't want them to wake up for failure. And you think you're being merciful, but you're not being more merciful than the Most Merciful, who wants you to wake them up. Is is waking them up. So that what they develop Allah for Allah azza wa jal, that will save them later. But if you think you have a better system than Allah, then let them sleep, and they will lose that religion.

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So what is ease? What is comfort? What is mercy? What is the Rama? You see what Allah wants you to do? And that's Rahama. And that, what is it if this kindness, so that's what is and also try to be as gentle as kind as forgiving in dealing with people. This is the sum or a sum a dino Some are simple momella. So that when you're talking to people, try to be forgiving. If you want forgiveness, try to be kind, try to be gentle, when you invite them to Islam don't make Islam complicated, but simplify Islam to them, or Islam, you know, subhanAllah it's very easy. You do this, this, this, this and that's what Islam is. And Allah does not put a burden on you. Don't complicate Islamic

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explanation or how do so complicated. Hajj is not that complicated. I'll tell you I'll break it down into 1234. This is what hedge is. So simplify even Islamic knowledge, simplify Islamic learning, make reading the Quran, easy and lovable to people not difficult at all. reading the Quran is so hard. It is not hard. If Allah wants to make it easy for you so entice and invite people to Islam and make them love to be servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala don't agitate don't repel, in the name of being devout. So an example you know, a very good example of that is it wouldn't allow the Blue Devil or the Allahu Anhu he would pray with the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam Isha in El Masjid.

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Then he goes to his neighborhood masjid and he will lead them in their Salah. So in their salah, and he's leading it, his brain, nothing, his sunnah, but they're praying Asia, he started to read Surah Al Baqarah.

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So one of the people who is behind

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he kind of took you know, moved himself to the side and continued the salah or finished the salah on his own.

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So afterwards they told me that either the Allah who I know that such a person did this meaning what he kind of extracted himself from the gym, I finished this other on his own. So he said he's a hypocrite for what he has done. But that person went to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And he said, we work hard all day. And when we come now to Aisha afternoon, I've had prayed with you he started reading Surah Al Baqarah. Right? That is what hard on them. So he said to order the Allahu Anhu if a turn on NTm Why are you turning people away from religion, oh my god, if you will lead the salah. Understand that there are people behind you who are weak and who have needs. So read shorter

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Surah us. So this is the ease that we are talking about meaning if you are a strong believer, he wants to really stand in Salah and pray to Allah Zoda you have PM, but in being an Imam, you know that you have behind you, the weak and the elderly and those who have urgent needs. So this is the uneven in the practice of religion. Initially you want to give someone advice you choose the nicest, kindest, maybe an indirect ways to give that person advice, because this is more likely for them to accept it. You don't come shouting or chastising or blaming that is the way that they can accept that advice.

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And finally, insha Allah who say that there's a connection between Hanifa and ease, because honey fear is what the dough hate, and the worship of Allah Zota and his love and ease is is in religion we say that only Allah azza wa jal can provide ease in religion because he knows right from wrong and what works and what doesn't. And how to in

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Install or instill exemption in religion, humanity cannot introduce ease. Because when they think that they're making things easy, they're making it really difficult when they're thinking that they're making things right. They're introducing to humanity and to themselves, their own destruction. So as somehow and honey fear as somehow arcane acted, only Allah azza wa jal can give us the religion that actually suits us. Any human being that tries to come up with a system and ideology

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that surpasses that not only ends up failing, whatever they introduce, that opposes Allah Zoda destroys the society that they're trying to save. So you must have confidence also that No, there's nothing easier than Allah's religion and there is nothing more beneficial than Allah's religion. When you embrace it and surrender to it. Allah azza wa jal elevates you individually, and also communally as well. And that is it in sha Allah for today. Let me know in sha Allah if you have questions.

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And just a reminder in sha Allah, that next week, we have Nila as zodion We're going to take a break. So keep that in mind. So we're not going to be meeting next week but we'll be meeting in sha Allah the week after. So as just a reminder, insha Allah to keep that and to keep your enthusiasm for coming here alive. And whenever we have a break somehow it's a little difficult to come back. So consider this break a gift from Allah azza wa jal that hey, it's time for you to enjoy your aid and repay that gift by coming back the week after in shop. So for the brothers I don't see any hands up for the sisters. Yeah.

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Now I'm Felina

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so the question what should a person do to increase their love in a baddha?

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Okay, insha Allah so what what we can do to increase love that we're going to be answering in sha Allah every single week? So each single week we'll be adding a little bit of that answer until eventually insha Allah will be able to answer that part that question in full so just stay tuned and your question will be answered the job

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but at least for now, we can say consider it and objective that when I'm praying, I'm seeking Allah's love in dua I'm seeking Allah's love in sadaqa I'm seeking Allah's love that's the beginning of the transformation and shall yeah

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so for a person who cannot find love when they're performing better what can they do as again Ron shallot keep listening, but again, consider love to be an objective that this I wanted there and if you can't find a thing that you want ask Allah for it. So make it in your soul Judea, Allah helped me find your love your Allah Azza didn't make me feel your love and make that a constant dua for now. And as we explained the remaining a hadith you will find some insha Allah specific concrete ways to do that, but for now do our job

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to keep inshallah children on prom.

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Now, that's an interesting question. So how do I explain to someone who is an eight or 10 year old that religion is making your life easier, whereas it is fun to just simply play games and have fun, right rather than have these restrictions. And that is, that is a challenge because you're not dealing with a fully developed human being who can understand everything. So you need also to be smart about it. So transition them until they become that human being who you can reason with and you could point to Allah's love, but at that age, what do they know? They know playing and they know games, right? So make that part of the bargain that you have with them. That tie the love of Allah

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azza wa jal tie to that tie that a bat of Allah as a trick to the fun and games that they have. So if you come to the masjid, later on in sha Allah, we can go to such and such a place. So in their head, you tie this to that, right? And I know it kind of cheating a little bit but it works. So

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Okay, so so that will determine how we're going to the message and ice cream or chocolate, right? Tie this to that tie, for instance, coming to solitary aid and then afterwards, we're going to go and buy it, or we're going to go and open the presents for eat. So tie this to that. So they feel that whatever positive things you're introducing to them are tied to a bad and then ask them who gave this? So it's you. That's why we like you who says no, but who gave this to me? Allah azza wa jal, and if they enjoy their health, or they enjoy this game, or they enjoy their friends who gave you that friend who gave you that time, who gave you your mother, who gave you your siblings who

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gave you your friends, so tie everything to Allah Zoda so that they always feel connected to him? Subhana wa Tada and if they need something, right?

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What is it that you need? I need this and I need that or before you ask me? Did you ask Allah? Go and ask Allah to also teach them that dependence and attachment on him? Subhan Allah, Allah say, on your sujood as Allah deadheaded All right, so

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they will always be what they have Allah, Allah zodion with them, and they have Allah azza wa jal, part of the fun that they have. And as they grow, you begin to transition them from ice cream and chocolates and fun, into more mature things, the things that we talked about. So your Salah is because you matter to Allah and He loves you and he wants to guide you and he wants the best for you. So you keep feeding them these things and insha Allah as they grew up into teenagers, teenagers, they will be able insha Allah to absorb all of that, Allah.

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One less question

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and the last part of it, how do you make dua that is

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desperate to ah, so the question is that there are believers who make dua and Allah accepts it and he changes their lives. So how can we make dua that is desperate, in an easy and respectful way? Right. So, of course,

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any the question there is pointing to urgency in Doha an urgency is Doha is necessary. Anna you don't ask do I and Mr. Ghani dua, the one who expresses through the lack of need, but Express urgency, and the more urgently you're asking Allah azza wa jal the more that you express need for what you are asking, the more that you any the more sincere you are in that request. And the more likely that Allah as it will give it to you so consider somebody who says you Allah give me gender give me gender give me Jana three times like that and versus somebody who they are pleased with Allah Allah I need Jana give me Jana. Like that that needs makes that need makes a difference,

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because more of the heart is attached more of the heart is asking Allah azza wa jal and that's why they say Allah azza wa jal for those who are desperate on a ship that is about to drown, and they ask Allah azza wa jal Mahal is Sina who did meaning that sincerely they asked him Yeah, Allah save us, even though previously their policy is but when they ask Allah Allah, Allah save us, He saves them. And why does he saved them? Because they asked Allah with all their heart. They asked Allah with all their hearts. So asking Allah with urgency with all of your heart is a is something beautiful to keep in mind because you at that moment, you know that no one can give it except him

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subhanho wa Taala How can you make such a dua respectfully, and

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respectfully and something else? It's okay now you don't have to reread it. How do you can make that to respectfully. One is that if you're in doubt, if you're in doubt, see the two out of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam Khanna if you want to be transparent, respectful and not to transgress, in your supplication, see the DA of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, and memorize of it, what suits your need. So you could do it in Arabic. And you can do it in English, you could do it in any other language that you want. If it's hard for you to memorize the Arabic, the important thing is that your heart is present as you're saying. So memorize the Hadith of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was

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Salam I mean, it's when you say it and keep repeating it that is the best to have. So I that's how I would say that's how you could be most respectful and that is the best dua it doesn't mean that you cannot have your own. So maybe the DUA that you want, it is not specifically in the Sunnah. So make up your own dua. Right. And as long as it's respectful, recognize

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Using Allah as origin as the powerful, the old give her the old wise and you're pleading with him, it's a dua that Allah Zota will listen to. And if you really, really are in doubt, just ask, ask someone, I'm making this dua, is this appropriate? They'll challah that, you know, in the last

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year, when shall

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Okay, that's a good question. How can I break the habit of being harsh in a practical way? So first of all, I mean that the good news is that you know, the illness, and you know that there is something wrong, and you want to break the habit, that is the most important thing, because a lot of people don't even know this, about themselves. So kudos to you that you at least know this about yourself. And that's the first remedy by you know, that there's an issue. So, always, if you need something, what do you do?

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Ask Allah for it. That's the first thing, right? Because maybe I will be able to tell you something beneficial, and maybe I may not be, but Allah can show you the way. So first, ask Allah for Allah to Allah zodion. For correct my manners, improve my manners and part of the DA of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, Allah Allah had an IDI Ehsanullah Lophelia, Delia Sinha Illa and he Allah guide me to the best of manners, no one can guide to them except you and protect me from the worst of manners, no one can protect from them except you see that.

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Or you see your Allah you know that I am harsh. And you know that this is causing me this in this in this annuity or not Allah that I am trying. So help me quit this. Find me ways to quit that, right?

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And then try to, you know, maybe this is beneficial, maybe not allow them, try to distance yourself by, you know, put a distance or put a time between what you hear and your reaction,

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what you say, and what you do. So somebody tells you something. So before you reply, or before you do, have it pass through a filter, and needs time. But you say, Okay, I'll give myself I'll pause for five seconds, and then I'll speak or five, especially its own five seconds, and then I'll speak five seconds, and then I'll react so that it can pass that filter, you can say, Is this necessary? And in that tone, and with these words, or can it be better.

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So if you put that filter in time, you will be able to control what you're saying, and revisit what you have said. So you said I was I was harsh, unnecessarily Why did I do this? I used this word, I'll stop using it. So you'll catch yourself next time and you won't use it. Or I was harsh because I was angry with something else. I took it out on them. Okay, I must realize that that doesn't work. That's not fair. So if you're angry with something, distance or separate the incidents or the people so the more that you know, observe and re examine and reassess and also put that filter between you and what you're doing. And then you know that Allah azza wa jal loves those who are kind so try

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right if you are harsh go back and fix it

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right if you said something wrong go back and you said sorry I'm sorry I'm trying and I said something wrong apologize hopefully next time it will be better or you do something that is cool. We go and you fix it with time in sha Allah I will be able to overcome that pain the last

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there is the scale

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arc Okay, I'm sorry yeah.

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So he's saying that people have the perception and that Islam is restrictive. So what can we do to show them that Islam is not that big?

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Okay, so because saying especially that there are people who are crossing the boundaries, trying Canada to demonstrate that Islam is so easy, but they're breaking Allah's laws. So how can we show the ease of Islam while at the same time maintaining whatever Allah azza wa jal had commanded us to do? So first of all right

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Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He didn't break the law of the laws in order to invite people to the law. He didn't break the Quran or the commandments to invite people to the Quran. So you're absolutely right. There is no way to invite people to Islam by breaking the laws of Islam. So what are you inviting them to? So the simplest and the easiest way is first of all, to practice it and understand it and understand it in depth. So the problem is that in the beginning of practice, right, people tend to be harsh. Right? Why? Because they only know a little bit about Islam. This is haram don't do it. This is wrong, you will do is invalid this. So they know this as do's and don'ts.

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But the more that right, their knowledge increases, the Rama will increase. And I think that's something that we'll be talking about. So Allah azza wa jal, Allah says Robina was at a collage a rock metal, we're in May, Allah azza wa jal, you encompass everything in knowledge and in mercy. So they say, taken from that the more knowledgeable a person is, the more merciful he is with Allah's creation. So when you learn Islam, you really learn it not superficially, but you really learn it and you disseminate that you will increase in mercy to Allah's creation, even with Muslims and with non Muslims. And just the practice of its Islam itself that embodies this,

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a kindness will attract people. So that's what I can say, just embody it, but learn a lot of it. So when people used to see the Sahaba of the Prophet alayhi, salatu, salam, they used to impress them, they did not have to advertise just the way that they lived and acted and talked, they say, we haven't seen anybody like these people before. So I think that is the thing. And then explanations if a person has a misunderstanding is a well, yes, but you think this but let me show you the other way. I think that will allow and will be the most effective way to Luffy. And you had a question or the one in back here. Sorry, go ahead. Then in the back actually, it's you

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know, um, how do we acquire a healthy balance between love, fear and hope? Right. And

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no, absolutely. So we talked about this before, like in the first and second lectures, we said that it was always a balance between all of them. So the love of Allah azza wa jal is the basis of it all. Like they gave the example of the body of a bird. That's the love of Allah azza wa jal, and then the hope which is Raja and fear, which is

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how that becomes the wings of the bird. So how does the bird fly? The essence or the most important part of that bird is the body but they need the wings to be able to fly to Allah azza wa jal and hope and fear are both are to complement the love of Allah azza wa jal so of course, if you and we'll come to that in sha Allah, if you only have love of Allah azza wa jal your ADA is not right. If you have only fear of Allah azza wa jal your ADA is not right if you have only hope your a better is not right not until you have 123 So how to have a balance that is coming in shallot

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okay yeah

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okay, so in a family setting, how do I have a balance between you said protecting yourself

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and the same time dealing with them? Because they are disrespectful of Allah's boundaries? Right. So the

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Okay, so I mean that so let's say did he attack Allah's boundaries? Or do they attack your rights?

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now I'm numb. So how do you deal with people, especially family members who may look at you as being too extreme? Fundamentalist, right.

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But what they're doing is Hana. So because you do not partake of the Haram that they're doing, they look at you as being extreme. So you understand that, you know, you're basically

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In that position you're doing what the prophets of Allah are doing. Because the prophets of Allah when they come to them, and they say, Don't do this, this this this, they say, What Why are you restricting us to do the things that we want? And our Salah Takata Moroka we no you just say to Schreiber Ali salaam, he says your prayer is asking you, for us to stop worshipping these idols or for us to do in our money, whatever we want. So you're adopting the position anybody was in that position, you're adopting the position of the prophets of Allah, Allah hemos Salatu was Salam. So what are they do? Like what do they do with the prophets of Allah, they stay true to what they

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believe. They give advice, and they stay away from that particular haram. So they say No, Allah says, A, B and C, this is what he says. So they give Dawa if there's place for Dawa, you give Dawa and you are firm in the sense of what this is what Allah loves, not hostile, not belligerent, not belittling, right, not making them feel terrible all the time because of it. Because if they feel if a person feels that you are superior to them all the time, they're not going to take things from you. But if they feel that you care about them any, I want to save them by because I want to save you from hellfire. I want to save you from these, you know, contaminations, that it's it's genuine

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care, then they will listen or at least appreciate that you care about them at least even if they think that you're wrong. So continue to be strong in what you are doing. Tell them that what they're doing is wrong and distance yourself from that talent. And if you find yourself that it's always difficult that you know, gathering or being around them is always difficult maintain a relationship but it does not have to be a very intimate relationship depending on how close they are to so if it's a relationship is very harmful, some distance at times is useful, but consider right that do not cut Sugata Rahim completely, so there's always a balance right?

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And I think we should stop so that people can get ready insha Allah for Salah Al Maghrib BarakAllahu li calm if you have a question, write it down for me, okay. Okay, Marika.

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