Ali Albarghouthi – This is Love #21 Praying for Love

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The Prophet's teachings and advice on forgiveness and the natural beauty of life are emphasized. Prayerers are encouraged to pursue their dreams and stay away from sin, while the natural rhythm and need for focus on benefits of living for the long term are also emphasized. The success of the Prophet's teachings is emphasized, and individuals are advised to prioritize their own success and not to forget about it. The speaker also advises avoiding false assumptions and acknowledging one's success.
AI: Transcript ©
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while earlier he was so happy he was salam.

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Lo Mein Allah the kirika was shook Rico Hosni Berta tick

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Aloha Melinda may info now and finally we met LinkedIn was in illumine autobill al Amin, amin Inala. The creek Kaushik records neogothic.

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handler will Alameen.

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Hadith, which is Hadith number 21,

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is a great dream

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from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam that he experienced.

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And he told us about

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and the circumstances of that dream and what he saw in that dream

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are extremely beneficial, and they are especially beneficial when it comes to our topic. Which is the love of Allah subhanahu wata, Isla and what leads to his love

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so this dream and it's a lengthy dream in fact and there's a book by ignore Raja Rahim Allah that he just devoted to the explanation of that hadith.

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So we're not going to of course be as extensive and as detailed as ignore Roger Brahim Allah but we will try to do our best but focusing mainly on what we need to extract from this hadith in terms of loving Allah subhanaw taala. So the Hadith begins, where the companions of the Allahu Anhu they're saying that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for so that will fit your for one of those days there waiting for him to lead the salah. He was delayed.

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Opposite to his habit. Early Salatu was Salam he was late. And they said at the kidney and Dora Aina shims until we could see the actual sun, meaning the actual Sun was about to rise almost

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for Harada 30 for Syria, so the private Saudi Sydenham came out of his house quickly. The Karma was called and the prophets Allah Allah was hidden and prayed and he prayed a short salah, short but your Salah

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then when he concluded the Salah with the salam

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he said to people, everybody who was behind him, either Masaf pecan camera and tomb stay in your places in your rose as you are as your don't move.

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Then he turned to them and he said, I will tell you what delayed me and kept me away. I'm going to tell you what kept me away from you this morning. He said I stood up at night

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to pray night prayer TM. And then I made will do and I prayed as many as that Allah Azzawajal enabled me. Then I got sleepy in my salah. Then I fell asleep

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Alright, so he got so slow, he got so sleepy alayhi salatu salam that he fell on a fell asleep in the Salah

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Pilar first of all to fail either in Europe be terracotta Allah He asanas surah

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he fell asleep.

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And I saw Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning in a dream in the best of image P sne. Surah in the best of image.

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So he said

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Yeah, Mohammed,

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the Alto the Baker. He said O Muhammad, then sobre la sala said number four I replied here I am era.

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How the female possiamo mela Allah Allah.

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He says, The inhabitants of the celestial realm the highest realm meaning the angels.

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What are they arguing about? What are they discussing?

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So he said the three but I don't know your so Allah asked him again. Yeah, Mohammed female Simone Mela, Allah Allah, the angels of the highest realms. What are they discussing? What are they arguing about? He says, I do not know what

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that he asked him a third time he says what is the celestial inhabitants? What are they?

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Yeah, there's a change. Right. Okay. What are they arguing about?

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And he said, I do not know or are there for it to water? Agatha Habana catify you had the word to Bertha and Amira who Bayonetta da. He says when I saw him that he had placed his palm between my shoulders until I found the coolness of his fingers between on my body color

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If I told you earlier, you could lose a InWa out of two then everything was revealed to me and I understood.

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Then he said, Oh Mohammed, I said, here, here I am era. He says, What is the celestial realm inhabitants arguing about and discussing? He says, Then I said, in what expatriates sin philcare Farah, he said, What are they? He says, walking to the congregational prayer, and sitting in the masjid after the Salah, and completing the order despite hardship.

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And he said, One Adalja and he says, and what are the levels? Because that's the other thing that they were discussing or arguing about. Or you said, feeding, feeding people will lean oil Kellem soft, gentle, well mannered speech and praying at night while people are asleep. Then he subhanho wa Taala said sell. He said ask

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and he said it is Salatu was Salam meaning this is all in the dream. Allahumma igneous Luca al hierachy Allah I ask you to do good. What's our Kalamoon karate and to avoid evil will help bail Messiah keen and to love the poor, when tuck FIRA Lee otter harmony and that you would forgive me and be merciful with me. Were either ordered the fitness and fee Omega fatawa funny irregular on of tune. And if you want to people to experience a fitna to be tested or to be tempted, take my soul and tempted.

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Right. Without being affected with that fitna was a Luca who back and I ask you for your love, will hook them in your book and the love of those who love you will help the amillennial caribou Isla Herbig and the love of something that will bring me closer to your love, means to love something that brings me closer to your love than the messenger Allah is Salatu was Salam said in her Hacohen indeed it is true what I've told you this dream it is true for the Rusu her thumb Mata Allah Maha, then study it so that you could understand it.

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So this is a dream from the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and as we understand that the dream of the prophets is Revelation.

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Now, why is the dream of the prophets revelation, revelatory

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because it's protected by

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Allah azza wa jal from the incursion and the play of shaytaan.

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Because the shaytaan can play with your dreams,

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and he can he can have you see whatever he wishes, he can take forms, they can disturb you, he can tempt you. So whatever you and I see in our dreams is not protected.

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The prophets Allah, Allah, Allah wa salam, his dream is protected by Allah azza wa jal. So that's why everything that they see is revelation from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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believer if we don't have the protection, that Allah gave the angels, the prophets, what protection do we have, if we see a dream? Do we don't have the ESMA of the prophets. But there is another Esma that we have, if we hold on to, will not be tempted, which is what

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Revelation itself I could see protects you for sure. But your Isma is the Quran and the Sunnah. So you take your dream, whatever you see, and you compare it against what Allah said, and what Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, if they go against it, then you know what,

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it's from the shaytaan or from the self, if it agrees with it, and you know, it agrees with it, then you know, it had come from Allah Zodac, or perhaps from the self, but at least, it's not dangerous. It's not from the shaytaan. So our Isma as followers of Muhammad Ali Salatu Salam is to compare what we see to what he said. If it contradicts it, we ignore what we see for the Prophet alayhi salatu salam note, his dream itself is Revelation. So that's an important thing to keep in mind in sha Allah.

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Allah azza wa jal here, right, wanted to convey something to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And the beautiful thing is that it happened at night, after or during night prayer, which tells you one of the benefits of this hadith is that Allah's gifts come to the person who worships Him, especially in such a birder when he wants something from Allah subhanahu wata Allah. And Allah wants to favor you. He leads you to increase your piety to increase your Eva

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The and he gives you whatever he wants to give you. So one of the benefits one of the advantages one of the beauty of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala in that he gives you this knowledge gives you this tofield guides you to greater good and to greater understanding. So for Prophet Muhammad Allah is Salatu was Saddam, it didn't just simply come when he was walking didn't simply come when he was sleeping, just his regular sleep. No It came when he was praying alayhi salatu salam and at night to tell you, but the the close connection that people will have to Allah has Odin when you pray at night. So meaning you want to receive the gifts of Allah azza wa jal, your Salah

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your Salah will reveal to you exactly like this, but will reveal to you what is hidden, will assure you, when you are uncertain, will give you clarity when you are confused. It will give you a lot more than what we have today. So it gave Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this favor, which has increased him in knowledge and taught us this incredible dua that he wanted the OMA his followers to study and to understand.

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Another thing before we kind of discuss the details of it, when Allah azza wa jal once was telling Muhammad Ali salatu salam, what, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, okay? The company that the highest company, the highest inhabitants, what are they discussing?

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Okay, so think about it.

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If we were to collect the smartest people on Earth,

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and put them in a room to discuss an issue, ask them discuss the most important things that we are facing the problems,

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the obstacles, the solutions, and you bring the greatest minds on Earth, you'd expect that the discourse you expect that the subjects will be of the highest caliber, right? Because it befits what their character and their intelligence and their education if you collect the most powerful people on Earth, and you put them in a or they meet secretly, you understand that whatever they're discussing is incredibly significant, because they have power. And they came together to an order to execute that power, decide, plan and then execute whatever they decide. So their meeting is very significant, and what they discuss is very significant. Now, the angels of Allah azza wa jal are

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more powerful than humanity. And they are better than humans. Right?

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On average,

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and they're closer to Allah azza wa jal.

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So when they are talking about something, you know, that they're talking about the very most important thing there to discuss.

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So what are they talking about?

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They're not talking about politics. They're not talking about economics. They're not talking about the latest game. They're not talking about a privileged knowledge, even

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if you were to inquire unless he asked Muhammad Ali's solid, what are you talking about? And the prophet had no idea, what are they taught and he keeps repeating to him at a solo? What are they talking about? So that the answer when he knows the answer becomes important. The repetition indicates importance, they aren't discussing something important, what is it that they are talking about? See, politics will end and will be of no significance one day, the economy, right?

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The latest entertainment news, the latest gossip, these are the things that when we meet that's what we talk about.

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When people meet, they discuss the environment, world leaders, they discuss, you know, the economy, they discuss inflation, they discuss, but they don't talk about this, but the angels of Allah xojo do not see any of these things as important as what removes sin and elevates ranks in the hereafter. So if the angels of Allah azza wa jal consider that to be the most important, then we also should consider that to be the most important thing, isn't it?

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Yet to us, these things would be boring.

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Alright, so if you have an event and that event is going to talk about salah and we'll do and

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praying at night, no one will show up.

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Because we all ribbon will say we know these things. You're the angels of Allah zoodle consider that to be

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The most significant thing to talk about not only talk about, but argue about, which is better, which is higher, which comes first. That's their discussion. That's what occupies them. That's what's really important because to them the understand it will last. For us all we know all of that, but bring something someone who's going to be talking about a political issue, a controversial issue that really doesn't benefit you in the next life, everybody will show up. So you understand our priorities are not the priorities of the angels of Allah azza wa jal, nor are they are the priorities of the prophets of Allah.

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And you understand that the divergence that we're talking about, our priority is not the priority of Muhammad Ali salatu salam, and not the priority of the angels of Allah azza wa jal, we're here and they are there.

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And not until they both align. And we consider what they are talking about to be the most important

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to read, be reminded of it to understand it in detail to be pushed, so that we would do it.

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And it's also not privileged knowledge.

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What do I mean by privileged knowledge, some would say that,

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if the angels are talking about something, and they're arguing about it, it must be so secretive, so privileged, that no one knows about it. And you'd expect that if you were to go and consult with the angels of Allah, they would teach you a secret that nobody else knows. Right? Here's a secret to that, if you say it, you're gonna get your wish. He was a secret Salah that if you perform it, all your sins will go away, no one knows it, except them. And if you get it from them, then you're also an owner of that privilege as well.

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In Islam, there is no secret knowledge

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that we have secret knowledge in Islam, there is no secret knowledge, he can go to a chef and say, Tell me something that you know, and nobody else knows.

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No such thing exists. The asked Ali would not be tolerated without the Allahu Anhu. Because there are even at that time, there were things circulating, maybe, you know, things that we don't know. So they went and asked him and he probably thought he broke the law. No, do you have knowledge from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that nobody else knows he says no.

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Except the Quran and what I have in this sheet of paper or this

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paper, and he unfolded that and he said, read it. And it's basic information. Right? That's it. So there's no privileged knowledge to tell you that. If you want to reach Allah azza wa jal, it's already available to everybody in the Quran and the Sunnah no one has ownership of something that the others have no access to. And that is from the name of Allah azza wa jal, that if you want to know something, it's right there.

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The last thing here before we go into the Hadith itself, is that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said, In the dream, I saw Allah azza wa jal in the best of images. Now, we understand first of all, that no one can see Allah Zodac in the dunya with his own eyes, you can't, that's an impossibility. When do you see Allah is Odin

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in the hereafter. So in the dunya, no human being, even Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam. No human being has the ability to see Allah azza wa jal. So that's one. So you have to keep that in mind. This is what he saw, he saw in a dream. So the prophet could and he did see Allah azza wa jal in a dream image.

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Now the dream image doesn't correspond to the real image, because the real image the dream image, is symbolic and allegorical.

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The Dream image is symbolic and allegorical, it doesn't correspond to the real image of Allah subhanho wa taala. But this is something that you see in a dream and they say, is it possible for people other than the Prophet

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alayhi salaatu wa salaam to see Allah in their dream?

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In a dream image, they say yes, nothing prevents that.

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Could you not see them? Hamid Ali salatu salam in the dream is a year. Could you see Allah azza wa jal in a dream you say it's less common. But yeah, you can.

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And the more pious you are, the more beautiful the image will be.

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And if you lack piety, the image will not be as splendid.

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Right. So the splendor or the beauty of the image if you see Allah Azura dilke will correspond to your own piety.

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Right, can I like to watch you already to see what what corresponds to your taqwa?

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So because the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was the best in piety and Taqwa he saw Allah in the best image

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If a person were to see Allah and he's not pious, he may not see Allah in the best of images. So I'm reminded of one of the L M.

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One of the mache will passed recently, not too not too long ago, but not too recent as well. He saw in the beginning of my life I saw the prophets of Allah Allah Salam in a in a way in a fashion but doesn't really correspond exactly to what he looked like when he was alive.

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I think there were some things that were missing. Later in life. I saw him Alia salatu salam, exactly as he was describing and he said I attributed that to the fact that when I first saw him, Allah is Salatu was Salam, my taco was not great.

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So this is what I saw. This is what I was permitted to see it was a reflection of me. So here is what I am. I want to emphasize, could a person say Allah azza wa jal in a dream we say it's less common, but it's possible. The image that you see does not correspond to how Allah azza wa jal really looks like but rather it's a an allegorical image. The beauty of that image corresponds to your own Taqwa. Exactly.

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And if not asked me insha Allah. So

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the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam here when he knew when Allah azza wa jal and, of course one thing before we discuss this, when he said la Salatu was Salam. Then I saw him, put his pawn between my shoulders until I found I found the coolness of his fingers on my body. It says, whatever the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam attributes of attributes to Allah Zota we believe in and we refer to how the how to Allah as origin. So we don't delve deep into it. We don't deny it at the same time we say we don't know what it looks like. Right? So the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam described him as such, so we describe him as such. But we say the description does not match human features. So when

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we he says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had put his palm we say, it's not a palm like this spot. Or he is until I found the corners of his fingers who say it's not fingers like these fingers. But something that divine that belongs to Allah has devoted and we'll leave it at that the how only Allah knows it. And when you see Allah as urgent, you will understand that better.

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So what experience sin

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he didn't know but he knew alayhi salatu salam, and it's kind of beautiful and interesting to see how the knowledge of Allah azza wa jal descends because the prophets allottee was salam knew immediately all of these things, not gradually, one after the other. But in an instance, he knew all of that.

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And what is it that he knew what is the thing that they're arguing about what experience or takes away sin ma Hoonah column issue Akademie il Gemma art, walk into God congregational prayer to the masjid back and forth, back and forth, and sitting in the masjid after the Salah and completing the whole door despite hardship.

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Now we're in a time where we may be completing or trying to complete the widow despite hardship what is the hardship that the prophets Allah Allah wa Salam is talking about anything that stands in your way that makes completing the will do less desirable, including cold weather.

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Right? So when it's difficult, but you continue to do this, complete the widow, one Salah after the other, if one day after the other when he or after the other, that will do despite hardship, takes away your sins, with every drop of water.

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Every single will do for every Salah that you make.

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And the repetition of it makes it an enormous gift from Allah azza wa jal to forgive sins. So if you commit sins with your hands, it takes away hands committed by a sins committed by the hand. If you commit sins through and by your face, it takes away that sins through the feet it takes away that and so on It continues to cleanse the body

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and remove sin.

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So that is in itself even before Salah in itself although is a murder. And if you approach it as a brother, and you value it as a burden, and remember that your sins are being taken away and this is something that the angels of Allah were so curious about. Interested in the dad is the thing that the angels are talking about. You understand that although is very valuable.

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So that's one sitting in the masjid after salah.

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This is when you wait for one Salah

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by performing the first and waiting for the SEC

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And why is that a thing that takes away sin

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because you're forcing yourself to stay because people's tendency is to do what? To roam around to leave to occupy yourself to distract yourself. So it's not the easiest thing to be in domestic,

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between Maghrib and Isha between the hora. And also

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it's not that easy. But when you pray, and you say to yourself, I'm going to leave the dunya behind and wait and stay in the masjid, to occupy myself only with things that are pleasing to Allah zoton That in itself is patience, and is jihad and takes away your sins.

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Because the angels of Allah as the dead will continue to pray for you and ask Allah to forgive you as long as you are waiting for us.

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And it takes you away from sin, which would be available outside.

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Islam long as of course, as long as you're not wasting your time with your phone, right? Actually, you're doing something productive when you're sitting in the masjid. Right. So, that is the second one. Almost you will have dammit Elijah Muhammad walking to the GEMA

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for the horror for us, or especially the night prayers, Mercury Benicia and Fajr. So to keep doing this one Salah after the other one sada after the other, you understand that with all of these things, you are working on yourself and transforming yourself into an obedient servant of Allah azza wa jal every single day and that creates the moment every single day. That is the thing that creates Iman that is the thing that career brings you close to Allah azza wa jal because you're pushing and you're striving every single day and you commit a sin Yes, we have to, but it keeps being you'll keep being cleansed. Because of that insistence on I'm going to stay in the masjid and by the way

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for the sisters right? It doesn't have to be in the masjid if your masala is at home. You may not be here in the masjid. Right. But you may be at home and at home you designate a place and it's sitting up actually actually designated place as your masala as your Masjid at home.

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And you could sit between board and assert you could sit between Maghrib and Isha you could sit between federal and sunrise and you read your earth car and you read your Quran this is your message at home if you do that, the same thing of light.

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So the beauty is that it's as if you are stationed you have been summoned by Allah azza wa jal and been stationed to worship Allah azza wa jal as a Mujahid

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because he said Subhana wa salatu salam In another Hadith Fidel ecomo rebirth. This is a rebirth to be stationed in jihad, this is it.

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And subhanAllah if you want to understand how people could perform jihad, and could sacrifice their lives for the sake of Allah and how they could muster such strength, is because they do this

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every day. When you do this, Allah prepares you for things that are greater

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and loftier and require a lot from you. But unless you pave the way

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what is higher cannot be accomplished. So these are the things that take away sins. When he asked him What about $1 jet the levels

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the things that will elevate you. So he said la Salatu was Salam if amo Tom feeding people,

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okay, so to feed. So you donate you give, especially those who are in need. Well enough Callum to be soft in speech well mannered in speech is Be kind, say good, and refrain from evil Lee and will kill him if you want to give advice if you want to direct. If you want to teach, you're soft and lenient. And that is the default, unless you need to be stern, but that would be the exception. But lean will killer, to bring people's hearts to Islam, to invite them to Islam. Right? To bring them to whatever you want. There is nothing better than being soft and speech and kind when you talk to people and showing concern for them.

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That elevates you. But you understand that that's not easy. Because you when you want to give food you want to donate the shaitan will come and try to tell you what though keep it for yourself. Keep it for your children. Keep it for your future. Keep it for your retirement. Don't give be stingy, be a miser because that is wisdom. Saving and hoarding money becomes wisdom, take it and invest it. Why are you wasting your money like this? But then when you fight with yourself because you want Allah azza wa jal rather than just worldly investments. You want investments in the earth era. Then you say I give this to Allah then Allah elevates you see after two

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because you want to worldly elevation only, so I have much more money, and then even more of that, or you want elevation in the accuracy you are fighting with yourself, then you will love Allah more than you love money he elevates you lean will kill him to be soft when you're speaking, especially today. But always that's a challenge.

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Because people in general, are not kind.

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Kindness is not the norm. It's the exception. So you are tempted to adopt cruelty?

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Attend them, you're tempted to be harsh, to disregard people to mistreat them as they mistreat you, right.

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But then when you decide you strive that you want to be kind that elevates you

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to next to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, because the people who are closest to him are people who have good manners.

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Right. And the last one was salah, to be Layli when Nasoni I'm praying at night while people are asleep.

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And again, that is striving every single night.

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And every single night, Allah brings you closer to Him, you talk to him, and Allah talks to you, and He hears your DUA and he answers it. And Allah elevates you because of it.

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These simple things that you will not going to encounter a Muslim who doesn't know these things, right.

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But you're not going to also encounter a lot of us who appreciate these things. There's a difference between I know them, and I appreciate them. And I really cherish that they are in my life or I'm trying to put them in my life that I feed that I be kind that I pray at night.

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And that I value will do as a burden and a completed just not just simply rushing to it I understand the obligations that are recommended. And then I feel it when I'm making will do.

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And I try to spend time in the houses of Allah azza wa jal

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and what is this? What is the last one and frequent the house of Allah has?

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Now we move into the DUA.

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So Allah Allah tells us Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said, Ask.

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And the thing that comes to mind here is remember the story when a person rubs a lamp, and the genie comes out? Right? Have you ever thought of that, right? And if you were to experience that, what would you ask for?

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A genie comes and says, Ask you have three wishes.

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Now this is much greater than that. If Allah were to ask you ask, what would you ask for?

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Ask, okay.

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What would you ask for? So would the Dini Of course, he would say million more wishes?

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Or if it goes against Genie law, you would say well give me a billion dollars. Give me this, give me that. And it all relates to the dunya obviously, right?

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But if Allah has lived and worked to ask you sincerely, ask, what would you ask for?

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And he asked the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam, he'll ask. Now he could have asked for money. He could have asked to live forever. He could have asked to have you know, to be invincible, anything. But what he asked for it is Salatu Salam is beautiful because it's all about the next life.

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He didn't has to be rich. He didn't have to have more children. He didn't ask this, this, this, this of the dunya it was all directed towards what the axial, sordid he said, Philadelphia era

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I asked you to do good. I asked you that I would do good and leave evil and to love the poor, and that you forgive me and have mercy on me. And if you want to tempt the people that I would die on tempted, that he had asked him for love, which we will talk about, but these things are the foundation.

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How do you come to the love of Allah azza wa jal, you need these things. You need to be doing something good and you need to avoid evil, he can just claim the love of Allah azza wa jal and simply wish for it to happen. So it's as if the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was kind of creating the foundation for that love, how is it going to come? How would you acquire it? How would you come to love Allah azza wa jal rather than just simply wish it but actually have it so he said on a Salatu was Salam you need to do good and avoid evil?

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And that just simply rely on yourself and your own knowledge know here Allah helped me to good and avoid evil helped me because he needed Allah's assistance every step of the way.

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So doing good is not complete until he avoid evil. Then he said, Well he'll Bill Mercer keen on loving the poor.

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Those who have no power those who are humble.

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And you understand why those specifically because a

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he's asking for righteous company,

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those who will not take him away from Allah azza wa jal. Typically those who have money distract you, with their wealth, distract you with their distractions.

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They're worried about the latest release the latest fashion, the latest gadget, the latest dollar, the latest this and that.

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And you will be attracted to them and you want to keep their company because you like the dunya like them, or you want them to give you some of their duniya

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that's why you keep their company. But why would you keep the company of the poor and helpless, the powerless

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unless it is for what

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Allah has

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given me, they're not gonna give you anything.

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They're not going to empower you. They're not going to give you any privileges. They're not going I don't have money to elevate you, on reach you. So if you keep their company, they don't corrupt you. If they are pious, they do not corrupt you. And you're not in it for the dunya in it for Allah azza wa jal. So Brahma Serkin that if you want, that there will be a fitna, let me die without that fitna. Either that I die before it happens, or if I'm living through it. I've not affected by it,

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which also to tell you that it's better to die without a fitna than to be tempted.

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Not every living is good living and not every death is bad death.

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Not every life is good life, and not every death is bad death. So if you were to die without a fitna, then the Prophet Salatu was Salam had recommended and had praised and had asked for this, let me die without the fitnah die before it, the spirit that can live through it and be tempted by it.

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So death a times is a victory.

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That at times is a mercy

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and life at times is victory and His mercy depending on Allah's choice. So he says here Allah, if there is going to happen to be a fitna, protect me from it. And if I cannot be protected from it, then I'd rather die before being infected by

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way the auditor fitness and be bedika forbidden ileka You don't have to and so protect me from the fitna. Then when he paved the way for that LA salatu salam, he laid out the foundation, then he said was a Luca hubback. And I asked you for your love

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and that's the first request when it came to love I ask you for your love. And that could mean I ask you to love me or I ask you that I would love you. It covers both. I asked you for your love

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I quote here

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interview interferon aka theory he quotes

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someone is saying

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or if no theory himself wrote he said, Lisa shut no and to HIPAA in the machine no and to have

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is what is significant is not that you would love but the significance is that you'll be loved. That is what should which is more important that you will love Allah or Allah would love you

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that anybody can claim that they love Allah. Okay. But the greatest privilege and prize is for Allah azza wa jal to love you,

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then you've won something significant.

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So we begin with loving Allah.

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And we begin with following Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam and striving with ourselves and against our own desires and weaknesses, with all the things that he talked about it his Salatu was Salam, removing our sins and elevating our degrees and we keep trying and trying and praying for it. And when Allah azza wa jal sees that striving and sees that we are serious about it, he now elevates us

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in love, elevators in rank, and we get closer and closer to him and he is Salatu was Salam and we sacrifice more and more for his sake subhanho wa Taala

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until he loves us, and we will see further down the Hadith that mentions this, until he loves us. And when he loves us, you understand that you want the best of this life and the hereafter. So when the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, he says was a Luca humpback. He is asking for the most important thing in existence.

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If you have the love of Allah then you have everything. You want everything. You have Jana, you are saved from hellfire you have happiness in this life and happiness when you meet him Subhan Allah to Allah, the purpose of your existence has been fulfilled.

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All the things that you are pursuing in this life have been granted to you. That is the wish. If you were to ask for one thing as for Allah to love you, because everything else is included in that.

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And if you were to get this you've attained the highest levels of Eman and Taqwa and recognition and proximity to Allah azza wa jal, and proximity to Mohammed Ali Salatu was Salam. So if you want to pray for something, pray for Allah slough as a Luca book.

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Then he said also Alayhi Salatu was Salam Wahab Burma, you hymnbook

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and the love of those who love you.

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Because the first is not complete until the second happens, the love of those who love you, which covers both what that I want those who love you to love me. And I want to love those who love you

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see the difference? Right? So those whom you love, I want them to love me and I want to love them, because that's the company that you want to keep. Because you could love those who hate Allah azza wa jal

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or those whom Allah hates, right? Someone's famous, okay, has millions of fans.

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And they could be hated by Allah azza wa jal, and you could love them.

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And that love is good or bad for you.

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That bad for you. So you could love people, and that could Doom you that could destroy you. So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is saying, what is natural is that if you love Allah, you must love the ones whom Allah loves.

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And you want them to love you.

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So that's what he's asking Ya Allah. Complete my love for you by loving the people that you love. And if you love them, you naturally will imitate them in speech, in appearance, alright? In lifestyle in choices

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Subhanallah even the way that you look at even almost

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all the Allahu Anhu he said, law you should be Huzi you see you had to you should be helpful we'll call

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a says if a tire matches and a tire a heart will match your heart.

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If and when was he saying if if in a tire if a clothing right? resembles another clothing, you imitate? In what how people dress, then soon after the heart will also start imitating their heart.

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Right? That's why you say it's dangerous at times, to love people without discrimination. Without asking, Is this person pleasing to Allah? Does Allah love this person? Should I imitate how they talk and what they were and their life choices? Should I imitate those people or not?

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And if you find out that Allah does not love them and does not love those choices,

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then you shouldn't because that love will take you away from Allah azza wa jal will be a block will be an obstacle. So the love of Allah azza wa jal is incomplete until you love what Allah loves and you love the people whom Allah loves. And he stay away from things that Allah hates and you stay away from people whom Allah azza wa jal hates. Well hook but I'm Ali new Corriveau Isla, how big is the last one and to love a deed that brings closer

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to what you love.

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But I'm telling you are Rebo EDA? How big

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because you could love a deed. You could love a thing that takes you away from Allah azza wa jal.

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And so the love of Allah is also incomplete until the things that you do and the things that you love to do, be aligned with the love of Allah zuiden. Otherwise, what happens?

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They take away,

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they distract you, they change your heart, your love will change.

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So imagine if someone loves a sin?

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How could you love Allah and love that sin?

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So you must conquer the love that we have for that sin in order for the love of Allah to be complete. You must hate it.

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And that takes effort and struggle and sacrifice but it needs to be done.

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And there are things that Allah had asked us to do and we'd

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Don't find ourselves inclined to do.

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But we have to push and we have to strive and we have to ask ALLAH has voted until we love what he loves. And until we hate what he hates,

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and until we do what he did what until we do what we do, because he loves it, and we stop what we're doing because he hates it. And so the way even how we breathe and when we stop breathing, we do it by Allah's permission and because we love him subhanho wa Taala to that extent, if we can manage, then we should do that.

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Breathe as he wishes, sleep, wake up as he wishes, work as he wishes. Look as he wishes, because we love him Subhan Allah to Allah and we don't want any distraction from that love.

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When Allah is loved so completely,

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and so dearly, then everything else will fall in line. A bother will be easier sin will be distasteful sacrifice for him. subhanho wa Taala will be easier.

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And it is there's a beautiful quote here from well, I quote, I mean, I mentioned who he is, but the importance here of the code itself.

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Is when he said

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the companion of the live New Year's Eve, He said what are the Allahu Anhu Allahu Mirzakhani hubback There's one of us do our companions of Allah the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam He Allah grant me your love will help me and felonious abou InDeck and the love of one His love will benefit me with you

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can grant me your love, and that I love someone. Such a love that helps me with you. It doesn't hurt me. When you see me loving them. That could be a spouse, that could be a child that could be a friend that could be a neighbor. That could be someone who's famous that could be someone who's religious, but you want to understand should I love them? Is this love good for me or not? To what extent?

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We're talking about magnitude and also expression? To what extent is this love good? Am I expressing it right? Am I too attached? Am I too too detached? Is this beneficial? Is this harmful? So he's saying yeah, Allah grant me your love and when I love someone that be helpful love will help me with you doesn't harm me. And then also beautifully he said

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Allahumma was broken email or HIPAA which Allah who were to lift him up to heavier Allah, grant me give me what I love. And let it empower me towards what you love.

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And that your Allah if you decide to take away something that I love, make it a free time that I use for what you love.

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I hope it's not confusing, but I'll explain it. So he says he Allah grant me what I love.

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But let me channel it towards what you love.

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Let it give me energy you will have to eat.

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Okay, how are you going to use those calories?

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You could just waste them. You could use them in Haram or you could use them in what?

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In things that please Allah azza wa jal. It's how you decide. So if I'm eating and decide to use those calories in things that are beloved to Allah, that'd be a thing that is pleasing to Allah eating itself becomes pleasing to Allah. So he asked what he's saying, whatever I you get me or give me from the things that I love by I naturally love them. Let me use them in what you love. Not to distract but to strengthen the love that I have for you. So everything feeds it.

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Everything that I naturally love, I want it to feed. What are you love, and my love for you?

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And if I ask you for things that I love, but you don't give them to me,

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I wanted to be a doctor an engineer wanted to be rich, I wanted to be famous. I wanted to be a mother I wanted to be a father I wanted to be married. I wanted to be all of these things and other things that I did not get in life and now I don't have them and I have free time.

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What do you do with it?

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He says he Allah let me use that free time because I don't have the things that I love. But you did not give him to me. Let me use that time and other things that you love. So nothing is wasted.

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So So what if you did not become a doctor? And so what if you're not rich? And so what if you did not marry or have kids or what have you and so what? Then Allah gave you free time? What are you going to do with that free time?

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There's a reason why Allah gave it to you. Easily who could have made you what here take you want the dunya boom, boom, boom, boom, all of it. Right? Isn't that easy? You can get all of it. But he didn't give you some or didn't give it did not give you many of it. Then what then you have free time now. Are you going to waste it? Are you going to cry over

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There was a reason why Allah gave it to me he says that according to that da let me use that in things that you love and then a high E then there is a reason use it.

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You don't know how ask you don't know how ask Allah azza wa jal and then ask people around you but use it. There's a reason why you would not give in and your there's a reason why you will give in other things use it.

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But you when you make the love of Allah as your compass,

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the sun will rise. There are no clouds anymore, the sun will rise right and you will see that everything you could be optimistic about everything. As long as you are pushing towards Allah azza wa jal, there's nothing that was wasted. Nothing that was denied. Allah took something from you to give it to you.

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Just ask Allah azza wa jal for that love Allah hamara zucchini Hogberg Just love me love you

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and love me back. Give me that. And then you will have the power of everything in this life with you. You will not be disappointed because he can't be disappointed. You're not going to be sad because it's impossible for you to be sad, because you love Allah azza wa jal and you understand. Once you reach out to Allah, Allah compensates you and Allah gives you and Allah replenishes what you have.

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So that's why the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He says, This is a true vision, this is a true dream. It also has studied understand it in detail, the meta Allah Maha once you understand what it says, absorb it, and then take it and apply it. You want a comprehensive dua I know people ask, What can I use? What can I memorize you want a comprehensive dua, this is it. Memorize this, right? Memorize it. And then consider whether the things that we worry about are the very things that Allah wants us to worry about versus what humanity is concerned with.

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So give a portion of your attention portion of your understanding and discussion to let me focus on what really is beneficial and what is really beneficial. What will save me what will save me these small things and they're not small, when the eyes of many are small, these small things, that when you do every single day, Allah azza wa jal protects you. And he saves you and He guides you.

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And they're not difficult, either to do or to understand they're not difficult

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to put us to put in our lives.

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But the fact that they are redundant to the fact that they are mundane, the fact that mundane in the sense of well known, does not make them insignificant.

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The fact is that that makes them even more significant because everybody knows them.

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So another look at we'll do another look at spending time in the masjid, coming to the houses of Allah xojo Forcing yourself to be in the house of Allah until that changes you. giving sadaqa feeding people

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being nice, and how you act and acts and how you speak. And then a little bit of PM, a little bit of Salah at night, you don't have to pray the whole night you don't have to pray 1/3 of your night. There's a little bit to be injected into your life and your life will start changing and you'll push it towards the love of Allah soldier.

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So this is what I have with Allah azza wa jal for tonight and

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next week with Nila as certainly for Allah rights that we would live for next week. We will begin part number three which is loving Allah's creation. So we finished the love of Allah azza wa jal than love of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and we'll move into the third section, loving the creation of Allah azza wa jal

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so hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen let me know if you have questions or things you would like to add

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we have few minutes in shop

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so the Hadith was clear in sha Allah, there's nothing in it that was difficult to comprehend. You're okay with okay.

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So, the question here is that is there any significance in having dreams about meeting Rasulullah sallallahu sallam? I think you mean, seeing the Prophet salallahu Salam in a dream? And if so, what should we do in order to have such dreams?

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You don't control your dreams, right? So you don't control what you're going to see.

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If you want to see the best of dreams,

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and you can't, by the way, you dictate that I want to see Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam. So in order to see him I have to do certain things or have certain to as such a thing does not exist. But if you want to have better dreams, first of all, be more honest. So don't lie. So avoid dishonesty completely. See, be honest, in how you speak honest in your promises, in your covenants in your manners. So honesty, complete honesty, stay away from sin.

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I stay away from sin, because you're not going to be privileged to have beautiful dreams to have a row here while still immersed right in the mud of sin. So you have to cleanse yourself.

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Also do your car before you go to bed at the car before sleeping. So the brother mentioned in the beginning I told Chrissy says to protect you from the shape of Shape Outline, but the rest of the car. So read those ADKAR and also as much as possible, right? Bright before sleep performable so you sleep with the Hara.

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And that is also a sunnah by the way. So if you sleep with the hara, and then you read the ADKAR and during the your day, you stay away from haram and you close to Allah azza wa jal sooner or later you will see something. But

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But and this is important. It's not a consequence or no shoot consequence or a condition rather, it's not a condition of being pious that you should see a dream.

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Alright Wilaya to be aware of Allah azza wa jal is not contingent on his not based on seeing dreams, he could be a wedding of Allah. And we're not going to assume that for ourselves, but you could be aware of Allah azza wa jal and not see many dreams.

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And somebody who could be less much less than you and they could see or claim to see a lot of beautiful dreams. So seeing a dream is what is an assistance. It's also revelation. It's also clarification. So if you're someone who is strong enough that you don't need as many boosts to your Eman you may not see as many dreams. If you're someone who understands well on his own or her own, that you don't need the many clarifications in your dream, you may not see those dreams. So the fact is that you haven't seen dreams doesn't make you less than so and so. Or better than so and so you understand. It's just that this is something that Allah azza wa jal gives to those who either need

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it right, or are in a place to understand it or process it. So dreams do not gauge or do not predict piety. But if you're someone who wants to see better dreams, okay? And understand also at the same time that dreams are times if they are confusing, they could be a test for you. So if you see a dream that you are the malady

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you should immediately disbelief, all of that. If you see a dream that tells you that you are the next chosen one, you should disbelieve in all of that. Because if you are if you have an appetite for it, and the shaytaan understands your appetite for things, and so he plays, right based on your knowledge, and based on how he could sway you, so he could play with your dreams. So if that is your interest, just kind of be cautious that all your dreams need to be verified. You have to take them to someone who could vouch for him and say, Yes, this is right or no, this is wrong. You can just simply accept them on your own and interpret them on your own. Right. And just as an extension of

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what I said, some people will see dreams. And they don't know their interpretation. Like the interpretation is not clear. In a dream itself. Sometimes it's clear. Sometimes a lot of times it's not because it's allegorical or symbolic, and you don't understand the symbolism. So the thing here is that if you if somebody presents you with their dream, or if you want to take your dream to someone must understand first of all that you can't share your dream unless you trust this person.

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And you know that he's a person who cares for you who loves you. And he or she they have enough Dukkha that when they don't know they say I do not know.

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I don't know what this dream is about. They don't venture they don't guess they don't speculate.

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Okay, so they have to be trustworthy as such.

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At the same time, it's possible that Allah could give you a dream

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Are many dreams and you don't understand what they mean.

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You don't have to understand them.

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If there's no one around you who could explain that dream, you don't have to understand them, what I would say is, if Allah gave you something, and there you don't have the tools yet to understand them, then the tools will be provided in time, the dream will unfold or the events will unfold in ways that will make you understand what that dream was about. Because if Allah wanted you to understand it, this immediate minute, he would give you someone to give the interpretation with that dream. If no one around you can explain it, then it means that Allah Atsuta did not provide that for you. So you don't worry about it, store it in the back of your head. And say one time, one day, it

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will happen, I'll see what that means, right? But it means that Allah for now does not want you to understand what it means. So, seeing the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is, is beautiful, but you need to see him as he was. So if you see someone who doesn't match the description of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam in your dream telling you that he is the prophet would you believe that he is the prophet?

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No, kind of play because he said salatu salam and Ronnie filled Manami Socotra, Annie Fein, the shaytaan, Allah to method OB, it says, Whoever sees me in a dream, he has really seen me because the shaytaan does not take my image. He can take other images and tell you that he's the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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Right? But he can take his image so his image Salatu Salam is protected. So you want to understand it? I see him or not, you take that how you saw him, and you go to the books of Hadith? What did you look like Ali? Salatu Salam, there's a description. See, the description matches what you saw? If it did, then you saw him. Okay? And if not, then you didn't see him? And of course, what did he tell you? So if what he told you is sound, then you will have you understand that the prophet does not contradict what he revealed what he delivered. So what he told you is sound that it matches his sunnah, then you could believe in it, if it goes against it, then you don't take it

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so what are what should a person what should a person do if they are in a kind of corrupt environment where everybody what they're doing is wrong? And you're the one who stands out because you're doing what is right.

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What should a person do? You understand that this is the harbor

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to be strange.

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Among those who

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disobey Allah azza wa jal, that that horrible to feel like a stranger

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to be in difficult times, that in itself is jihad. And the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said, you know that it would be like holding a hot coal in with your hand, it burns but you keep holding on to it. So this is where loving Allah Zoda truly manifests itself. And loving Muhammad Ali's Salatu was Salam really shows itself because if you are strong, you've continued to do it. If not, you'll cave into the pressure. Because nobody wants to stand out and be accused of being strange and weird and

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abnormal, and to have to continuously defend and justify yourself and every time you walk in, you feel that the vibe in the room has changed, the vibe around you has changed because you're different. So that's very difficult, but you have to understand you got you have to have strength, where is the strength going to come from? Allah azza wa jal, he is the source of that strength. So if you want find yourself getting weaker, then strengthen yourself with Salah and with Vic, and with knowledge and with a birder and with dua, and then repeat and repeat and repeat, understand that Allah is rewarding you immensely for standing up for the truth in how you dress and how you talk in

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what you say in the positions that you take, even if they are unpopular. Because this is how things are today. But this is also how you change people around you. By standing firm and telling you this is right and everything else is wrong. Please, you don't have to verbalize even in your choices. You're telling them this. So keep holding on to it and recharge yourself with being close to Allah azza wa jal. So read the Quran and pray your Pm and make a lot of vicar to Allah azza wa jal and ask him to make you strong and steadfast.

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And to give you conviction that what you're doing is right, even if everybody around you thinks otherwise. Keep doing this and keep pushing it. And eventually insha Allah that difficulty will turn into ease but Allah

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I'll reward you immensely for it, because it's difficult. But just if you just

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just feel that as you are experiencing that difficulty at that moment that you're not alone and Allah above and he's watching you, and how he is listening to you, and he can watch every gesture that you make or they make towards you. And he's with you, as you stand up as you walk as you sit, as you defend yourself, you feel this proximity and protection of Allah as so until then you understand that you're not alone.

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And when that is true, then you're strong. So can kind of bring that into your life and into your heart. Alright?

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May Allah make it easy?

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So if a person sees that there's nothing wrong with sports, and they waste their time watching football or other sports, and they fill their time with that, how does the person next to him advice this person? What is the right approach?

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So, sports are of two kinds sports that you play, and sports that you become obsessed over. When you watch it on TV, or you attended life. There are two types of sports. So the sports that you actually play yourself is very beneficial. It's entertainment, it's

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socialization, it's, it's many things. And it's exercise, right? So all of these things, and you need it. Right? You need it. As long as you are a person who loves sports, you're a person who needs it, it's even can be with the right intention can be a bad, right with the right intention. There is another sports and that's what most people refer to when they talk about sports, the sports that we watch the sports that occupy our minds, and enslave in fact, enslave our hearts, and steal our money from us organized professional sports that are that is sponsored, that they spent millions and millions and even billions of dollars on collectively, that type of thing, right, and I mentioned in

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a hole, but that is a drug.

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That is a thing that is used to alter people's minds and alter people's hearts and alter people's loyalties, to distract them on their way to the slaughter. Here, don't worry about the economy. And don't worry about politics. And don't worry about the things that we are deciding behind your back, just please watch a match and obsess over who is the better player and obsess about transfer news transfer and obsess over meaningless things. But we in the background or not even in the background, particle traffic, but even in the background, right, we're going to do things that will change your life, let us distract you. And let us make this as glamorous as possible. So there are a lot of

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problems with it. And if a person understands what is being done to them, how much time they're wasting on it, how much money they're wasting on it. And there are people who are truly obsessed, and they dedicate a portion of their income salary to the merchandise of particular teams are people who only think about

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only think about the next game

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and my team and truly base their loyalties and talking even in Muslim countries, even based their loyalty on this team versus that team and get into fights. Have you not seen people get into fights over this team versus that team? Right. So when you see the extent of ignorance that is in it, there will be no doubt in your mind that the way that it is structured today is to fool the masses.

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And also to degrade their understanding and degrade their loyalties and degrade them as human beings. If a person understands this, okay, then you'll understand that this is not something that you should be wasting your time on you aren't you love sports go go out and play. But not this. There are so many problems in it. So so many problems with it, it will not the least of them is how insane the salaries of those people are, how insane it is, versus dog versus not doctors versus teachers

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versus people who truly serve society. But no a person who can dribble a ball or who can manage you know, to juggle this or do that they are paid handsomely. And then that becomes a model for everybody else. So how could you raise your kid to be someone useful in society while presenting this person as an example? So, this is this is how you present it and ask them

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to research this and understand who's behind it and what's doing to all of us

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okay Baraka Luffy COMM This is a good question at some level.

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When someone sins there's a love and pleasure for that sin, how we will remove the love of that sin so we can quit it and repent. Of course there is an attraction of course there is temptation, of course you'd love that thing. Otherwise you wouldn't do it. The struggle is to do what is to favor one love over another. Right? So, at the at a basic level, let's say, of course, every sin that we want, beckons. Come dooming, take me, make me part of your life. So we have to push back, how would you push back, he needs to love something else more than that sin. You need to discover that or reacquaint yourself with the fact that this love that you have for that sin for that thing is

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polluted and tainted and incomplete. And in fact, destroys you harms you. Because when you know, when you understand that something is harmful, even if you like it, you will stop it.

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And you will question why you love it. And then if you convince yourself truly convinced yourself that this thing is harmful, that love that you have for it will turn into hate and disgust. But that takes what a remaking of the self. And that takes a little bit of time. So you want to work on two things. At the first stage, let's say one, loving Allah azza wa jal more, and that's what this entire series is about that loving Allah zodion more and loving that sin less. So remind yourself how do you feel after you're committed?

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I feel awful, disgusted, shamed? That's part of that sin as well. What is it doing to your body?

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Study it, what is it doing to your body? Way? 1234? What is it doing to your money? 1234 What is Allah's promise about if you commit similar sins, it will affect your income, affect the love that you have in your life affect your kids, when you understand the full impact of that sin, you can't have the same love for it as you did before.

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You'll be worried about it. And when you worry about something like that, you will slowly start to hate it because it frightens you that I could lose my job because of it because of a sin. I could lose Allah's love because the because of that sin, my life could go be complicated, I could lose my marriage, I could lose my health. So that's, that's another thing that you should love. See, you'll start to hate it more and more love it less and less, because you love Allah as much and more and more.

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And so you could reach eventually a level where the love of that sin reaches almost a zero. And the love of Allah azza wa jal completely replaces it, you can and it's possible. But by the way, guess what, even if it doesn't happen,

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even if you're still struggling with the love that you have for that sin. And they will always by the way, it's not a revelation, they will always remain in all of our lives, one or two things that are wrong, that he will continue to love.

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You're going to struggle with that all of us.

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But that is the station of the Majapahit.

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The station of one who fights for Allah xojo Every single day. So that's fine. Keep fighting.

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Just weaken that sin. It may not disappear.

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It rears its head every day or every week or every month, but it comes back. That's that's fine, then you know that the shaytaan is mounting and attack you mount a counter offensive, you strengthen yourself. You don't surrender. So for some Cinzia, you're gonna love them less unless Unless Unless until you're gonna forget about them. And for some others, now you can just keep struggling with them maybe till the end of your life in my

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but it doesn't matter that is jihad.

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So continue your jihad.

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Just the only thing that you need is what? just minimize the love for that sins. So that's under control, and increase the love that you have for Allah azza wa jal so that it protects you

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And I think unless there's something else, okay, let me just quickly see. Oh, no. So no more questions. Okay, so let's take the last one shot.

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Okay, so how do you combat the whispers of the shaytaan?

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So what do you do? What do you do when you feel you have to first recognize when you have bad thoughts?

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They're coming from where the source, see if we have to be alert to the fact that the shaytaan is always going to try to put bad thoughts in your head to recognize that, oh, this is from JSON, because the problem is sometimes is that we don't recognize it. And so we don't take actions against it, right? We just go with it. So recognize that whenever you have any bad thought in your head, catch it, catch it immediately. Then it's from the shaytaan. So what do you immediately do? What do you immediately say? Now that we live in a shift on 4g over the building industry? Thunder Raji? Oh, that will demonstrate ology music, Allah's refuge from the shaytaan and you keep saying this, until

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that goes away? You need a little bit more because sometimes some of these doubts are what religious doubts in terms who created God, this god exists these kinds of things. So you counter also by saying what the prophets Allah Allah was salam said hola hola Bella, who could be Allah is my Arabella associate no partners with them. Meaning you assert this to the shaytaan and to yourself to scare them away? No, this is what I believe scram leave. So he runs away. Or Hello Allah who had you read Hello, Hola, hola had all of it, you assert that. And he find that a man is established in your heart because it's just what he says he's trying to harass you. So you assert that he runs away, you

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read AYATUL kursi he runs away. So this is how you combat the source of the shaytaan. Right? By initially recognizing it and repelling it and attacking it. If it keeps coming back, understand why it's coming back. It could be something that is in us I love this thing. And I hate that and he's trying to take advantage of it. You treat that so you feel lazy you don't want to pray there was was a comes come on don't pray, what do you have to pray Allah forgives you this this. You have to combat those suggestions by saying what repeating the opposite. No Salah is for your sake. And Allah may not forgive you if you miss it. So counter it with the knowledge that you have, in addition to

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the first things that we said but you need to counter that was wasa speak back, waited and assert the opposite. Okay, he sometimes will try to undermine you or you're worthless, you're a sinner, Allah will not forgive you. You have to countered by saying you're lying, Allah asserted, forgives everybody. And if forgiveness is not for sinners, then who is it for counter it? And the more that are the stronger you are in terms of

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Quran in terms of

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a better in general in terms of your Salah in terms of your DUA, the weaker he is. Now, here's here's note one thing.

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If the shaytaan perceives you as a threat,

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he will whisper more.

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Okay, he perceives you as a threat, he'll disturb you more. Especially if it's the beginning of

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your path to Allah azza wa jal or you're trying to improve so you want to climb to the next level in Salah and in a bad and in commitment, right? You want to climb to the next level, and he sees that from you. He'll harass you a little bit more. So expect it and consider it as a good sign. Oh, so you see what I'm doing. Push back.

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And don't forget dua

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Allah Zota the shaytaan is trying to do this this this this give me power over him. And if anything confuses you take it and bring it to someone who knows and he say, this is what I'm going through. What should I do about this particular whisper? Now hopefully you'll find Inshallah, the answer.

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Well, you're gonna love it. So we'll stop here in sha Allah Baraka, la vie, calm. I'll see you next week 630 In sha Allah subhana Golan Byham dig a shadow Allah Eli Landis to like him the reliability ceremony Soleimani Kamara

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