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Salam aleikum. rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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In Alhamdulillah, Hina Hemudu who want to stay you know who want to settle futile who want me to be here when I took karate

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on all of the villa here at ILM, you should already unforseen our Musa Yachty our Molina mejor de la who failure Medina Allahu Allah Euclid for now had yella

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was in hola hola hola Shari Callahan wa shadow Anna Mohammed and Abu rasuluh.

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Dear brothers and sisters part four of our lecture series that we started in the beginning of this last month we asked Allah Jalla denodo to accept from us our PR our CM and to make this amongst those who have been ransomed from the fire of Allah Allah Allah I mean

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we have covered several characteristics as were described by Allah subhanaw taala belonging to those Muslims who aspire to be the cream of the crop the best of all creation, for those Muslims who have had enough of the mediocre average lifestyle, who want to apply for the higher end levels of Jannah.

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Allah subhanaw taala has not left

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the schedule of work that is required a secret anybody who wants to know rather, it can be as simple as a checklist of characteristics that is expected from you an eye inward characteristics outward characteristics pertaining to the night pertaining to the day, they have not been kept a secret. And therefore if you are new to this lecture series, then please consider turning to Surah 25. At this moment in time, turn to Surah 25 In your copy of the Quran surah tool for Python. And take a look at the verses starting from 63 is 63 onwards, where Allah Jalla Jalla who speaks of 12 characteristics that you and I need to adopt. If we want to be rewarded with the Elora as Allah calls them, the high

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mansions of Ghana.

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What else do we know about the true servants of Allah subhanaw taala let us continue with our study and pick up where we left with pick up where we left off last week.

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Elijah legend Allah who has also told us about, about their distance from sin.

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So if you wish to know what makes these men and women so different, after having discovered the DUA that they make fearing the fire and discovered how they respond to ignorance, having even discovered how they walk the earth.

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Having discovered how they spend their money,

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we're now going to discover the distance from sin. Listen to this idea and measure yourself against it. Allah said we're living in Allah.

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Allah, Allah.

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Allah Jaco Tolonen seletti heart Rama, Allah who will help you Allah He has no noon, or may you find that early Korean

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and they are those who do not call upon any deity other than Allah.

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Nor do they kill that soul that Allah has prohibited

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only with truth, and they are also those people who do not follow the gate.

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Allah says and whoever does these things shall meet a penalty. Allahu Akbar the eye after it, you will die if

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the punishment for such a person shall be doubled on the Day of Judgment.

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Why alkaloid if he Mohana, and he shall remain within it for eternity.

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What does it mean that such a person will remain in it within eternity? This is a discussion brothers and sisters, but perhaps it is beneficial to leave it open ended the Isola surgery so that we feel warned. And we take heed from what we're about to hear three characteristics we have just discovered.

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I asked you a question brothers and sisters are these traits that are positive that are being affirmed? Or negative that are being negated?

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Okay, brother says these are positive traits.

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Are these positive qualities that are being affirmed that these people do it? Or are the negative characteristics that are being that are being negated from them? Have you changed your mind? Yes, ballater, yes, negative characteristics. So they sit on the right side of the column if you remember when we saw that chart, and we're going to see it in shallow data in a few slides from now pay attention.

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If you would like to summarize these men and women, the true servants of our man, you can say one sentence they are the furthest of all people with risk

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Take two major sins

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and they are the least insistent when it comes to minor sins did you get that?

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They are the furthest of all people when it comes to major sins, and they are the least insistent when it comes to the when it comes to the minuses.

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The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked a question

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as Imam Al Bukhari and Muslim the rate on the authority of the companion Abdullah Hibino masa odia rasool Allah He used them be Akbar, Messenger of Allah, what is the greatest of all sins?

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He said, Antakya Allah Allah Allah hinted that wa halacha the greatest of all sins is that you've set up a partner with Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu, whilst he created you.

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They said to him to my what next, he said, and duck to La wala Dakka, hacia and Yokohama mark, it's when you kill your child, fearing that he's going to eat with you.

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They said to him, what comes third? He said unto Zania, Halle lotta generic. Number three is when a person

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for indicates with the wife of his neighbor, lower. And then this verse was revealed. And you can see the ordering Allahu Akbar.

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And it's interesting because somebody may say, what is the relevance? I mean, these ayat, they are describing men and women who are of a very high status, they pray at night, they give sadaqa they fear the hellfire. And then all of a sudden we have these descriptions saying that they don't associate partners with Allah and they don't kill, they don't find a key. I mean, surely that's obvious.

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What is the answer? Perhaps it could be said that these things are more prevalent amidst us as Muslims than we think they are. Sheer associating partners with Allah, that's something that they don't do. What is our understanding of Shrek?

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Is it just bowing and prostrating to an idol statue calling upon Christ other than Allah? Or is it something a lot smaller than that, ie in our eyes, the messenger sets Allah Allah Allah who has sent him that shidduch

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polytheism in our OMA is more subtle than the creeping in the footsteps of ant

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you're sat down looking at me listening to this lecture right now, it could be that aunt or an ants have actually passed under you next to you by your side. We didn't know

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beneath me as well, I wouldn't have known. It's not discreet.

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This is how she comes into the heart of a Muslim and it has many forms like showing off

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insincere thoughts, acting upon pride, boastfulness

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and other things. All of this comes under the heading of shirk, like an example, an example of which is a person who relies on his GP more than Allah.

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Somebody who places more reliance upon the tablet or the surgeon or the injection, than Allah Shafi, who gives cure, the one who relies upon the wages of his employer more than Alleghany Allah. This is a form of ship that can affect his brothers and sisters, and then look at the element of killing. What was the announcement we just made SubhanAllah. After Sona,

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killing, it's prevalent within our Muslim Ummah, regardless of what happened yesterday, and look into the Muslim world. And you will see that some of the most so called practicing people with beards up to here, killing one another killing Muslims, in the name of Allah, and the home of the Hereafter, in the name of Islam. So don't be surprised when you see this characteristic, that the true servants of Iraqi man are those who don't associate partners with you, and they don't kill.

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And then they don't phony Kate.

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That seems like an odd one. Again, it's not an odd one.

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And the more you mix within the Muslims, and we don't want to sound pessimistic here rather sha Allah all of us are optimistic people. You realize how many Muslims have a side partner that he or she is communicating with outside of the pale of marriage, it's a lot more common than perhaps we think,

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to a level where you come across a brother or sister and mashallah, they've hit the age of 2025. And there is nobody that they are speaking to outside of marriage. It's like you just want to hold on to that person and say, Zach, Allah here, may Allah bless you. You're one of a kind.

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And he may be practicing. His beard may be well Kempton, his thought may be short, and he's got the Toby in place and the other as well. Similarly, our sister her hijab may be on point, a real Islamic hijab, but there was somebody whom they are communicating with outside of marriage.

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And he says, Yeah, can you look at my phone, look at my phone, no other sister. Other than

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This person, surely my mistake is not that bad.

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She said no men allowed to DM me.

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But it's just this brother Subhanallah this brother, this sister is your problem.

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And then he says, either you marry me to this person, or either you will see what I will do. You say you actually, we will endeavor to help you. We will speak to the family.

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But he says fine, you do that, but just realize if it doesn't work, I may do something very wrong.

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And it seems as if he wants to hold the Muslims at gunpoint, Ransom hostage, that you either get it my way or either I'm going to throw myself into the fire.

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And then he keeps repeating this. And then there is a part of you eventually, that almost wants to say to such a person, why don't you go to hell?

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Why don't you go

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and take a look and see the fire for yourself that you claim you can bear.

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And you call this love, a relationship that's going to cause you to be thrown in a path that leads to hell. And not only that, to bring down your lover with you, and you call that love,

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or his love when a person says to a person, look, we've tried marriage,

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and that Allahu Musharraf had all of the roads that lead to Rome seem to be closed. Let's call it a day.

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And that is part of my love for you. Who can do that?

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Who can do that? Nobody can take the fire of Allah Dear brothers and sisters.

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Even though you say that I will take anything for her. Allah said well let him set home Neff had don't mean either have your big enough. They couldn't do what you're doing in Navali mean Allah said if just a breeze, a breeze from the punishment of your Lord was to touch them. They would scream out saying Woe to us we were wrongdoers. What are you saying? I will take the fire for her. I will take a bullet for her I will do anything for him for her.

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He was Sedona home Allah said you will see one another on the Day of Judgment. Yeah, what do you what do you mean module Remo yo man even yeah what do the module remove? Low yesterday be either be yo me even be Bunny was Sahiba t he or facility he Leti to we were men fill out of the Jamia and Thelma Yun Ji Allah said on the Day of Judgment man will be willing to sacrifice his mother, his father, his wife, and the whole world to save him from that creature he sees Jahannam the Hellfire you'll see I do anything for him for her. Marriage is the option brothers and sisters if the door however is shut. Don't hold anybody hostage with claims that you're going to throw yourself into

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hell because you know who's going to be harmed in that?

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What if somebody says I have committed some of these sins that you speak about?

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I may have done some of this insincerity is plaguing my mind. Maybe I have killed somebody unjustly.

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Maybe I have acted upon the third and adulterous relationship or one of Xena fornication and I want purification. Is there a way out? Look at the ayat after it. Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who said Lermontov, Allahu Akbar Ilam and Todd except he who repents. What Armand and beliefs why Milan, Milan slaley Ha and follows it up with good deeds. Look at the conditions. Allah set formula, you bet de la cosa Yachty him has an ad for such people. Allah said, Oh, you will replace their sins into good deeds. What did he say I will erase their sins? No, no, I will replace their sins and make them into good deeds.

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Allahu Akbar who can do that other than Elijah Lagenaria.

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And here the scholars have deferred what does it mean that Allah will replace their sins and make them into good deeds? Like, am I to understand that literally?

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Some scholars, everyone heard that he said this Al Hasan bustling said this. They said it's to be understood that Allah will replace say shirk disbelief into Islam.

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Allah will replace weak demand with strong demand. Allah will replace fornication with marriage and halal relationship, Allah will replace the innovation with the Sunnah. That's how Allah replaces sins with routines.

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Other scholars have said Wait, there is a literal understanding here. Their actual crime, their alcohol, their Zina, they're interested, that itself will be replaced into good deeds and Allah is Able, and this is supported by our Hadith as well. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a beautiful renumeration, one that made him smile. He said, that the Rajamouli yo Malkia Mati via Kulu Sallu uncIe Harare, the NABI he will actually be Oh Kibera

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a man will be brought before Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu on the day of reckoning. Allah will say to the angels hide from him all of his major sin

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And let him only see the minor ones. And then the judgment begins emergent La ilaha illa. Allah, the reckoning begins, I'm being together, okay, the young mucca mucca

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mucca mucca. Remember when you did such and such on day such and such?

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And remember when you did such and such on day such and such, why do you think about this moment?

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You remember those moments when we used to watch films with our parents, perhaps we still do. And then a very new and inappropriate scene appears in front of you. And everyone's like old stuff, but a lot of stuff. When you start rummaging for the remotes quickly, you're trying to change it fast forward. It's it's very awkward. A It is haram. B It's your parents were with you. It's just weird. That's another element.

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That's how we feel today in the life of this world. When we see others doing this type of behavior. How then will it be when you and I will be made to read out our actions, along with the private ones as well, that we thought no one was aware about? And we will be reading it in front of us and Allah, the King, the prophets, messengers on all of humanity. How will that be? For many people, their accountability will be in public we ask Allah to make our accountability in private Allahumma Amin.

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So Allah will say to the angels hide from him his major sins, let him to see the minor ones.

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Then the interrogation begins you did such and such day such and such and he will confess what can he do?

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Then Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Who wouldn't say to him for in halacha makhana coolly say, I didn't Hassan, however we have forgiven you. And we have replaced every one of your sins into a good deed. The man will be so happy and he will say Allah, He will protest Allah, where are my major sins? Where are my major sins I made to a Shia

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law Hoonah I've done other things Allah, I don't see them here.

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And so the messenger SallAllahu Sallam smiled, until the back of his teeth, his molar teeth could be seen. Allahu Akbar, laughing with joy and hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. So these are three characteristics belonging to the true servants of our Rahman and this is a way out if we have fallen prey to some of these traits. What else do we know about the true servants of our recommend? We know of their behavior.

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We know of their behavior in the presence of sin.

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Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who said, Well Lavina la Yasha Luna Zhu Wen Naveen, Allah Yasha Dona xuer Our either not Ruby love we met ruukki Rama.

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Allah said they are those who don't witness falsehood.

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And when they pass by a zoo, oh Allah Who senselessness idle talk the past by with dignity, Allahu Akbar. Do you see the relationship between this area and the one before it by the way, the area before it is telling us of their behavior

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during times of sin,

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this area is now telling us of their behavior when other people are doing sin, yes Allah.

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So they are far away from committing sins themselves. And at the same token, they are far away from those gatherings of sin and senselessness. Allahu Akbar. May Allah make us like this people Dear brothers, dear brothers and sisters.

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Abu Jaffa Tabari, he said, speaking about Zulu How have we translated zody here by the way?

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How have you translated Zulu falsehood? There are people who don't witness falsehood. So you're thinking to yourself, what is the nature of falsehood falsehood is a vague term, an open ended term, what is it that I must witness?

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I would offer that somebody who said the following he said was loose xuer The origins of this word Zol

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Damasceno che II waters we Rahu alakija female who will be here, sooner or later you hire lira II I will send me a note we'll be thriller female who will be

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the origins of this term, Zulu falsehood is in reference to that thing. That seems beautiful.

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An element that is described with beautiful words, till you see it, or you hear it as something very appealing, although in reality it is not appealing at all. It is false.

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And he gives examples. An example of this could be what the brothers and sisters rejection of faith,

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rejection of Islam. It may seem appealing at times, because of how it is marketed, how it is packed.

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caged and how Islam is always receiving a bashing in

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so the rejection of Islam seems appealing zoar zoar

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forging a signature,

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this may bring about returns

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and a comfortable lifestyle seemingly. But in reality it is

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something that you may listen to a track that you may play. It sounds beautiful, it becomes a form of ecstasy. You can't sleep without it some may say, but in reality what is it? It is Zul.

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This is the battle, the zoo, the falsehood. These righteous servants of Allah Jalla Jalla who keep very well away from they don't witness the zoo. Whether this zoo is something they see on their phones, on their news feeds a WhatsApp message.

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Whether this zone is something that they see on TV, whether the SOAR is a popup that appears on their laptop. They don't witness any of that. Allah said when Naveen Allah shallowness, they are those who don't witness to falsehood.

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See, brothers and sisters, they see themselves in a highlight

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these true servants of Allah, they see themselves as great IE as Muslims. They see their religion as great so they don't go down to that level and they won't give it an attentive ear. Even if it's a gathering at home, excuse me, brothers and sisters, I have to leave the gathering I can sit out

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and that's why the second part of the ISS what what either might have been luckily, Maru. KERAMA and when they pass by senselessness, the pants pass by with dignity, they see themselves as dignified people, they won't give it the time of the time of day.

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When you look into the majority of what the scholars have to see or have said about this area, we can capture it in two opinions. So there are two things broadly speaking that these righteous men and women are staying away from focus here but this sisters

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they are staying away from the gatherings of xuer. Three gatherings a falsehood, we've understood that right.

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But here's another one. They also stay away from every type of shahadah to zoom out will absorb a false testimony. They stay away from that.

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What does it mean to offer a false testimony? Focus brothers and sisters. Why? Because this is according to our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the biggest of all sins in existence, you know Allah.

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And una you and I may be of the perception that false testimony is just about something we do in court. Wait, it's much bigger than that. Messenger said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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as Bukhari and Muslim the rate he said Allah owner can be activated in Kedah. Shall I not let you know of the biggest of all sins?

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They said Bala, yes, O Messenger of Allah.

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She said to them Alicia Alchemilla associating a partner with Allah number two, while Coco Lee Dini being disobedient to the mother and father.

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That came number two after associating a partner with Allah, associating a partner with Allah or Co Co validating, being not beautiful and beautiful to your mother and father. Here comes number three.

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The narration said what can the Jellison what can and will take you and Fidelis for kinda on our own we do allow our shahada to zoom Allah Our goal was your Allah wa shahada to Zulu selasa Murat Somoza, Allah you will carry yo ha ha takuna later who second.

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The narration said the messengers are sending by this moment was lying down he was speaking to his companions, even when he is on his side he is teaching the Ummah

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telling them about the greatest of sins. And then when he when he got to sin number three, he got up, he got up something major is about to be said. He said

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and false testimony, speaking the false testimony, acting upon the false testimony speaking the false testimony. He repeated it three times. The narration said he kept repeating it and repeating it till we said we wish we wish he would stop.

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Because it was it was burdening him. See how he caught the attention of his students when he was teaching alayhi salatu salam

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we wish he would stop the aspect of giving false testimony. What is false testimony?

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As we said earlier, the obvious form of false testimony is what happens in courts. I don't know how it isn't back where you come from Dear Brothers and Sisters, but in our parts of the world. Unfortunately, this is a very let's say it's a prevalent practice, not a very prevalent practice.

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whereby people sit outside of the courtrooms.

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And when people are coming in to be judged by the judge, they say to them bedeck shahada to read shahada, Dad Shahada. Do you need any testimony.

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Do you need a testimony? I can vouch for you I can be a witness for you, the stranger, the stranger, willing to sell his hereafter for a petty return of dunya.

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This happens yeah. And by the way, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam predicted that day will come when this will happen. The hadith of Sahih Bukhari when he was speaking about what will happen towards the end of time, and he said that there will be people who, yes, Shadow now allow us to shadow Yeshua Luna will allow us to Shadowmoon they will give testimony although they will not ask to give a testimony. They give a testimony. Although they were not asked to give a testimony. But hold on a minute, just before we feel that we've been left scot free here and that this doesn't apply to us wait pause dear brother, dear sister, wait Allah Malik. This element of false testimony

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exists in every single possible professional trade and otherwise.

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Let's think about it let's let's kind of open up the meaning and create some applicational value to what we are seeing now.

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You haven't revised for an exam

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GCSEs University, postgrad, anything you haven't revised. And you know that the only way you're gonna get out of this sticky situation is by saying to your doctor, that what not the dog ate, it couldn't eat anything. I was ill. So you need a sick note.

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But you know that not any Tom, Dick and Harry, he's gonna give you the signal. So you go to your friend, you go to your brother to the local GP, you say I say, Look, this is a situation I need you to sort me out to signal.

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He knows you wasn't you weren't ill. But he helps you out. Yeah, he's your brother. He's got your back. He has just engaged in what one of the most major of all sins, shahada to Zune false testimony. This is a form of false testimony.

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Or you have some sort of connection with your teacher or the examining board. And you haven't got the grade that you claim you have. They sought you out a better grade. What is this called? shahada to Zote false testimony. Do you see how application how relevant this is?

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You are sending a product you sending a car? He says to you, it's off Gumtree, you know I can't get my money back. So is there anything wrong with the car you say? Nothing. It just drives like a dream. And you know that the engineer is on its way out. Right? And he buys it, you have just engaged in shahada to a false testimony.

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You have had a car accident.

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And so the guy comes out the car he says, Look, let's settle this between us. You know the insurance premiums nowadays. backbreaker? Just set it up between us. Go to any garage? Give me a quotation, and it's on me. Okay, what do you do? You go to your uncle Jamal, who owns a garage around the corner? You say uncle Subhanallah this happened? Can you give us the very higher end of the prices? Please? We might as well take advantage of the situation.

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If he does that, what has he engaged in shahada to false testimony? I would like to ask you a question brothers and sisters. Do you have any other examples?

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Whether you represent a medical profession, or you buy and sell, or anything else? Do you have other relevant examples of shahadah tzora, whether in your field or otherwise? And if you speak, we're not going to assume that you are a culprit. You're just giving us an example of what is happening. Yes, useful.

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Can you can you speak into the microphone? Yeah, please, can you speak to the microphone. So this would be an example. So in the field of personal injury, sometimes the way it works is your case manager is incurring the cost by all the work they do on your case.

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And sometimes they increase the cost of making luckily they've done more work by using certain vocabulary since I've researched obviously procuring which makes it really they've done more work. So they add that to the final cost where really they've not done anything at all, except the we've procured not research, which is only a small aspect of the the case managing hassles.

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Fantastic. We also know of the effects of the Quran upon them.

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Listen to this one again. Dear brother, the assistant measured against yourself. Allah said, describing them while Lavina is the key room be to be him. lamea hero Allah you house.

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They are those people

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who when they are reminded of the verses of the Lord, they don't fall upon them.

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deaf and blind.

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In other words, the Quran moves them. The Quran has an effect upon them. They don't have it as if they are humming a song, and they don't race through it as if they are going through poetry. They don't scan through the book of Allah as if they are reading a newspaper. It is a text that they realize is from the words of the King Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu, that is extra terrestrial beyond the universe, and it causes them to change.

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Quick question footnote here.

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Do you see a relationship between this idea and the one before it?

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Do you see the relationship between this area and the one before it? The IR before it says that they are people who don't witness false testimonies? They are people who don't listen to senselessness. These are gatherings they don't enjoy. They don't give them their ears. So now you're left thinking, Oh Allah, what is it that they do give you that is to

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what are the gatherings that they enjoy?

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What words do they grow with? If it's not those ones? So Allah speaks about the book of Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala says Surah to

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speaking about how you and I are supposed to react when the Quran is recited in me noon and Vienna either don't care Allah Hua Ji let Paulo boom

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what either tuna Yet Allah you him to who's that whom him

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while I'll be him yet Allah can Woon Allah says the true believers they are those who when they remember the name of Allah.

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They feel a tremor in their heart.

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And when the verses of Allah are recited upon them, it causes them to grow in Eman and upon the Lord they rely Allahu Akbar.

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What is your relationship your brother, your sister, with the book of Allah? Honestly speaking,

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I'm not asking you how much you read recently did a day I don't even necessarily need to know if you have memorized the cover the book the book cover to cover, what is the effect of the Quran upon you? When was the last time you recited an area? You said your allah and You began to weep when

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Muslim narrates on the authority of Hodeidah

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an experience that he had when he prayed with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the night.

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And how they differ was there for a very long time.

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He recited so that was Baqarah.

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And in Surah, Tunisia, chapter four, and then Surah two Imran was reciting on on on I mean, when I calculated it, you're talking at least four hours in one day.

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And then he bowed down for a similar duration to the standing.

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And then when he frustrated it was a similar time to the Bowery

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how they you first said Yakata Omata rasilla he was reciting the Quran calmly, leisurely

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either Mr. Ravi su URL in certain if you came across an area that speaks of a request from Allah, he made a request he paused the RFP Give me your A B bless me, your A B shower upon me. dynamic relationship with the book of Allah.

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What either Mara, B IoT, hijab and Tao what?

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If he comes across an area that speaks of punishment, he would stop, you're up you protect me. You want to be shield me from that punishment? So this is something that we can do when reciting the book of Allah Inshallah, as many scholars have said, Ma'am, in Salah.

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And a similar experience was narrated by alphanumerical Zhi when he prayed with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and has similar experience with Abdullah he when he was told, in fact, even the Mossad, he said, I prayed with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at night had her mom to be Amoruso till I was on the verge of doing something bad.

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They said, What were you going to do? He said, I want you to sit down give me Salam, and leave. That's too long. And who is saying this, the scholar of the Quran, Abdullah, Hebrew Messiah, Allahu Akbar are messengers and I still am Imam.

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What aterial Khurana Tila, Allah said to him recite the Quran in a measured resuscitation. So he moved he he interacted with the Quran what is your reaction brothers and sisters when you hear it or when you when you recite it? What is your reaction ask yourself this question dear brother the system

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and one of the easiest ways to measure yourself where you are with respect to this one here is to see how do you behave with the commandments and prohibitions of the Quran?

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Look at the words of Abdullah even the most old who said Latin Pharaoh who has radically Walter who has the share it playful

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Under Igea EB well Henry Kobe Hill Kulu wala yaku Akira surah he said don't recite the Quran as if it is old dates falling off a tree.

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And don't recite it hastily as if you are reciting poetry. Rather pause at the wonders of the Quran

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and move hearts through its verses and don't make your main priority getting to the other end of the surah. Don't make your main priority getting to the other end of the surah that should be the last of your concerns. The main concern is yada is the medicine coming into my heart? Am I changing?

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And let me give you an example of a people who changed when the book of Allah was recited.

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I want mother I Isha, she said, as Bocconi writes in his Saha er Hamdulillah, who Nisa and will hide your writing, oh, may Allah have mercy upon the Ali, immigrant women the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam why? She said, Because when the verses of hijab were revealed, will he have the ribbon or before Maria Hinayana, gob

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when the verses of hijab were revealed, she said, shocked no moral Tahuna for

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the moment the verses of hijab were revealed the Quran, they began to rip the outer garments. They began to tear upon their outer fit garments and they began to cover themselves with it. Look, they didn't need a carefully crafted JPEG, Instagram post. They didn't need hours upon hours of convincing through Friday sermon or lecture.

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They needed an Enya

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when Elijah Elijah dad who finally prohibited alcohol. Measure this against your addiction, your yearning, your craving that you're now maybe struggling to desist from till this day, when the idea of prohibiting alcohol finally arrived after phases, Allah said verhaal Entomb monta Hoon? Will you now desist? Omar Radi Allahu Anhu said into a new era into Hanaa era This is the end of it your A B this is the end of alcohol. Who can say that?

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When the messengers of Allah Allah who was set up Sahih Muslim came across a companion who was wearing a gold ring.

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He took it off his hand and launched it.

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He said to him Yama do a hello Camila jam rotten Minnaar Eva John will have here the why is it that I see one of you taking an ember of fire and putting it on his hand? Why is it that I see one of you taking an ember life cold putting it on his hand?

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So I'm I'm came to this companion when the messengers I said and disappeared. He said to him, pull the curtain back interfere, behave, why don't you go take your ring? Make some sort of use of it. That's just gold being thrown on the floor. Make some sort of use of it. The companion said, Oh Allah.

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Lo Allah, La who were Katara Horace, allah sallallahu wasallam by Allah I will never do that.

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How can I pick up something that the Messenger of Allah throw away? How can I pick it up?

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Say the same dear brother, dear sister to yourself. That relationship outside of marriage, for example, is something the messenger, so I sent him throw away. How can I pick it up?

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That cigarette, you and I may be lighting post if

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the salah that we are sleeping through the interest based transaction, we're still engaged in the bad language that you and I may use when falling out with our spouse. These are things he threw away. Why are we picking them up?

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He joblessness or a hijab that mimics an attire that is not hours. That's something the messages I sent him threw away. Why are we picking it up?

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He said by Allah I will never pick up something that the Messenger of Allah throw away Allah.

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What else do we know about the true servants of Allah Rahman.

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Finally, we know of the concern that they have for the Islamic welfare of their spouses and their children and their desire to be leaders in goodness.

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Did you get that?

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They are people who are very concerned about the Islamic welfare of their spouses, their children, and they themselves they want to be leaders in goodness, I have a question I would like to ask you here. This chart we showed it to you.

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In lecture number one, when we were still introducing the series, do you remember it?

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We said that the characteristics that sort of unfold Khan is dealing with the 12 principles for success can be divided into two categories.

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Roughly speaking, a column to your left, that speaks of positive characteristics that they act upon, and a column to the right, which is negative characteristics that they don't act upon.

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And then we said that there is this one characteristic of theirs that I've put at the bottom of the column here, that's neither here or there is neither a positive or a negative.

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Or if you wish, I have not put it in either of the two columns. How come?

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If we were to look at it, what does it resemble?

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What does it resemble positive trait that they act upon? Or a negative trait that they don't act upon? What does it resemble?

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Positive, right? It resembles a positive trait that they act upon. They want their children to be righteous, their spouses to be righteous, and they want to be leaders in goodness. So the question is, how come it wasn't placed on the left hand side of the column?

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With the positives? What would you say?

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Because

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Ah, okay, because it didn't happen yet. That's a very good answer.

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Very good answer. Yes, because at the moment, we have positive, and then the surah goes on to speak about negative and then it concludes with the positive. Perhaps it is because that this positive, that the surah was concluded with is not necessarily directly related to them.

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But it is in relation to others. They want their wives, their spouses, their children to be righteous, and they want others to benefit through their own leadership and their piety.

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Yes, and what is expected as you said, for a person after being a righteous person, he is expected she is expected to start reciprocating now to start sharing the vibes to start giving off goodness, not just to sit at home as a righteous person in of yourself. So the surah is concluded on that note.

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There's a another question we would like to ask here.

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How come

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the IEA speaks about their concern for their Islamic future of their children and spouses before they're concerned for themselves? So the IRS says Allah

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give us from our offspring.

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Were Lavina Yonko Luna, have you not read the area yet? We haven't read the area we're living in a fo Luna robinia habla now I mean, as far as in our reality now Kurata Yun, WA Johanna, and in Mata Cana Eema. Allah says and they are those who say in their dua, our Lord, gift us from you, from our spouses and our children, the coolness of the eye, and make us leaders for the people of Taqwa and make us leaders for the believers, people of goodness, we want our children to be safe, Oh Allah, we want our spouses to be practicing, oh Allah.

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And we want them to be our color to iron, the coolness of the eye, that has taken from the Arabic corpora which some of the linguist have said, is taken from Ankara, Ankara meaning that which settles that which stays, that which rests. So you're saying, Oh Allah, give us from our children, give us from our spouse, that which our eyes will rest with. So it does not look beyond them. Allahu Akbar, they are practicing. They are God fearing they are praying. They're not giving us a hard time with respect to their religion, my spouse, husband, wife, they are supporting us fearing Allah remaining chaste. The eyes therefore does not look beyond them.

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Allah give us that quality of people Allahu Akbar. So the question here is,

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how come this dua is for their wives, their spouses and children before themselves before their request to be a leader? We make dua for the family first welcome, any ideas are very good. Or the owner says because perhaps you can only truly be a leader. When you are at rest yourself.

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And part of being at rest is for the home situation to be settled. Maybe you are aware of brothers sisters home whenever they experience a difficult time in their relationships at home.

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Their ability to give us productive Muslims diminishes, agreed. You see where it's so unsewn Allahu Akbar there we missed their Friday Sermons. Were his sister so and so we missed the women's only Hanukkah that she was engaging. Were we so and so we don't read their articles anymore. They've gone off the scene what happened? You say make dua for them. They're going through a rough patch him and his wife. Output takes the output takes a hit.

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You see

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were we so and so his children are giving him such a hard time. They're in prison. They're, they're engaged in all sorts, so it's occupying his mind. It becomes a fitna and real fitna for a person. So the DUA they make for their spouses and their children is before that do out for myself Oh Allah to be a leader protect me with respect to my house and my family first. So that I can go out with confidence and strength and fix others as well.

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And that is why the messengers of Allah Allah He was sent them he said, dunya matar, the whole world is an enjoyment.

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War, why you will not die to Saudi, and the best enjoyment that this world has to offer is a righteous wife. Nothing better than that. What did he say a beautiful wife or a rich wife? And if you're able to gather between these things Bara colorific if not, he said the righteous wife is the greatest happiness of this world. He said this, or the greatest provision of medicine. And when the Companions they asked the messengers I sent him a question, you're assuming Allah He or you will not in a delicate Messenger of Allah, which type of wealth should we seek to acquire?

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He gave them a response that they were not expected. He said Leah dallied at Hulu, calm, calm and Shakira while he sang the Akira 110. Sally heightened to I know, I'm really accurate.

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He said, the wealth that you should seek to acquire is this he gave them an answer they were not expecting, it's got nothing to do with money.

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He said you should seek to acquire a tongue that is grateful to Allah. You should seek to acquire a heart that is grateful to Allah and a tongue that is remembering Allah and a righteous spouse who will assist you in your journey to the hereafter. That is the best of what this world could offer. And with regards to the men messenger, as I said, I've said something similar either a commenter down ADINA, who were who come first so we do. If a man comes to you requesting the hand of your daughter in marriage, and you are satisfied with him with respect to his religion, and his manners, except,

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except Allah.

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Brothers and sisters, by the way, this is one of the reasons why the dollar was so successful. In the early part of Mecca, it was successful despite the challenges. Otherwise, how did Medina come about?

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Because those men and women who embraced Islam they came together as households.

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They came together as units. Want to kiss shahada, the wife followed wife took the shahada husband followed, they're in the same waters, they're on the same wavelength.

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Like minded people look at, say he didn't even know how molybdenum failed when he embraced Islam. His wife, Fatima, daughter of honorable hottap Fatima, Vinton Qatar, excuse me, Fatima, sister of Omar, she embraced Islam there and then followed her husband.

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Consider with me, our own messenger. So I sent him when he received revelation from Allah. This is the polite way of saying it when he received revelation from Allah, not when he took his Shahada. When he received revelation from Allah. digitally, Allah Allah was right behind him.

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Look at almost LM

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and Abu Salama, same thing. Look at our mother. So they've been to Gemma and her ex husband, as a chronic, normal, same thing.

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But the issue brothers and sisters is because a lot of us come into the relationship of marriage upon the wrong premise.

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It was a relationship of lust and passion and desire, an extra marital conversation. And so marriage just had to happen whether it just had to happen. So what happens? Because the premise was not right. When one of them decides to change, the other one may not want to follow. wife said I'm ready to put on the hijab and I want the masjid to be my home and I want to start giving and learning and teaching husbands not having him.

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And vice versa. What because they're the foundation of that relationship was not correct. And you may not see that now because passion is so high. But that will settle following the very first night. Then reality kicks in. And you begin to say that Allah Homa chef.

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Yes. So this is one of the main reasons why the dua for the wife, the husband, the children comes before to do art for yourself to be a leader in goodness, my home, to take care of my home.

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That isn't to say that if your home is broken, you can be a productive Muslim, and the lives of the Prophets and Messengers is proof for that hamdulillah some of the wives were not Muslim, some of the children were not Muslim. Some of the fathers were not Muslims, and they were prophets of Allah and reformers don't get me wrong, but we are saying the custom The default is that the home has to be settled.

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Another reason why perhaps Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah who mentioned the dua for the family before yourself as a leader

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is

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Because many times the reason why people will reject your dollar is because family members who are astray.

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It becomes a fitna, right.

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They say if it's gonna work for me would have worked for you.

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Go check out what your wife is doing, bro. What about your husband? What about your children? You know what they're getting up to in the weekend?

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And then somehow now she's teaching us

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and the prophets suffered because of that. What did they say about Prophet Muhammad? Salah Lhasa. They said MENA these are the foreigners outside of the peninsula. They said Ask his nation ask his tribe. they've rejected him people of Makkah, why should we embrace Islam? Ask them they know him best. So it became a fitna and therefore you say Allah, gift me, from our spouses, and our children, that puts you will be the coolness to the eye and make us leaders for the for the Matakohe and the people of piety. And look here, brothers and sisters before we conclude the high aspirations of these people.

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We don't want to be leaders for anyone. We want to be leaders for the cream of the crop the best of all Muslims. The people of Taqwa make us an example for them.

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high aspirations and look at the word used here, the Arabic Imam, make us an Imam, for the people of Taqwa. And an Imam, by the way linguistically, it's in reference to Allah lib will miss hell. It's an in reference to a mold, a template that you use to make copies of something. That's what an email is linguistically

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a mold or a template of some sort, that you use to make carbon copies of something. And therefore that was was used in order to describe leadership and to be an example in the good Islamic matters and thus the word Imam. That's why we copy the Imam when he was wearing a prostrating and you see the linguistic link, using Allah make me that type of person who people want to emulate and copy people whom when they see me they say that you know, in Allah, they remember ALLAH, they remember the home of the Hereafter they don't remember their sins, they don't remember your desires. make us an Imam of Allah for the people of righteousness. A few points of reflection brothers and sisters

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before we conclude with the reward now, that Allah will give these people

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look at how the

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is smooth Mousehole, the relative pronoun is repeated over and over and over again. What is most most well what is the relative pronoun? Well Lavina that we have translated so many times as and they are those and they are those and they are thems? Do you realize how many times this came up, they are those whom when they walked the earth such and such. And they are those people when they hear ignorant speech, they respond such and such. And they are those people who when they spend they do such and such. And they are those people when they hear the Quran they do such and such when Latina, Latina, although somebody may say there's no need for that.

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You could have just used the letter while which is odd. conjunction and, and, and, and that would be enough. Remember, like back in school, if you remember when the teacher used to say why do you keep using and and and and and in one sentence, just use a comma, comma, comma, comma, comma then in the end say, and so it's

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not here you have and if you wish, and they are those over and over again. How come the scholars they say this is a very obvious reason

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to give emphasis on each on each one of the characteristics.

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Don't allow the prayer of the night confuse you from the charity and don't allow the charity confuse you from the walk and don't allow the walk to distract you from the lack of fornication and don't let that distract you from your DUA to protect you from the fire. In other words, Allah is saying subhanaw taala gives special attention to each one of those characteristics independently in isolation give it attention. And thus the relative pronoun one livina was repeated over and over again. And what is interesting is how many times the present tense was used in these verses. Yeah, the owner, Jaco Luna.

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It's always speaking about the present tense what they do. And in the Arabic language when the present tense is used, is in reference to a digit dude, something that you keep doing over and over and over again. So their prayer of the night is not limited to Ramadan. It's consistent all throughout the year. And their effect, when they hear the Quran being recited is not just when they hear a particular shift that they enjoy. It's always affecting them.

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And when they spend, it's not just one day, a year or once a lifetime. They're all they all have some they have a regular circle of some sort. They are people of what is the karma consistency and how relevant it is.

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speak of this now that Ramadan is beating us farewell. There are people of st karma, we could have elaborated upon that value, Israel. In conclusion, the brothers and sisters, one last thing I would like to mention now before we depart,

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now that we know about their behavior inwardly outwardly publicly privately, we now would like to know something about their eventual reward. What does Allah prepared for them?

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These characteristics are tough, they are not easy.

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So what has Allah Jalla Janelle who prepared as a thank you for them.

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Here is the report.

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In the verses they are concluded with hula

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hula Iike use own al Horford Abby Moussa bottle when you look down if he had to hate yet and was Alana Holly Dean if he had Hassoun at Musa Koran, one more.

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Allah said for these people Allah he can for those people

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they will be given the HA mansions Allahu Akbar era be make us residents of those high mansions, they will be given the lofty mansions because of their patience and their agenda they will hear greetings and words of peace. They will stay in there forever. Allah said How beautiful is it as a place of settlement and residence.

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Look at the wording hola for those people. And this pronoun in the Arabic language is in reference to something that is far, far.

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So why is Allah saying not home? them? They ie those who are far to show you that how how high their rank is? How lofty their status is?

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how different they are to the masses of the people. They are here. Allah says Photos all the way there. They will give you them on hold off the high lofty mansions what is that? We'll get to that in a moment.

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Be ma Sabado because of their patience, Allahu Akbar, an acknowledgment from Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu, that everything you just heard requires so much patience. It's not easy.

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And notice how Allah has not told us patient doing what because of their patients. Patient doing what Hola. It's open ended to encompass every type of patience, patience on the obligations of Islam, and the patient's on the prohibitions of Islam. And patients on the painful decree other that may come your way. Financially, the patient, sexually they are patient,

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socially, religiously, they are patient.

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They are patient in every way possible. Hence it was left open ended and Jana is only for the people of patients.

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And then in general, they will hear a word of greeting and salam, a word of peace or Allah maybe because in the life of the road, that's not what they had. It was turbulence. Maybe it was war. Maybe it was bloodshed. Maybe it was mockery. Maybe it was people belittling them. Maybe it was a passionate fire of desire that they were always very deep inside of their hearts and fantasies they had put up on the on the side in order to please Allah subhanaw taala it was difficulty it was war with others or war against themselves. Allah said their agenda, they will hear a greeting and words of peace, no more difficulty. as the messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said, the people of Ghana.

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When they enter Paradise, the first thing they hear is an announcement. What is the announcement seen? In electron, and as a whole finatus como Aveda, were in the locker room and Daffy Alpha later moved to Avada were in the lack of mentorship. bufala taharah were in Allah calm and

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they will be told you are going to be given health. You shall never experience illness again. And you shall be given youth You shall never grow old again. And you shall be given happiness you shall never be sad again. And you shall be given life you shall never die again Allah.

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May Allah make us amongst them. What are these lofty mansions You may now say? The messengers Allah Selim has described these worauf these lofty mansions he said Bukhari and Muslim narrate in Hello Jannetty Yeah, Tara owner, Al Hora Freeman folk, Kana Tara owner, cupboard door real hobby Rafi Sama, minimal machinery I will Marguerite Lita file to remember you know, the people of Jannah paradise.

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They will see the inhabitants of the lofty mansions above them. The same way that in the life of this world we see this distant star the distant planet

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it in the East horizon or the western horizon? Because of how different the grades are in gender.

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You think gender is a level playing field?

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Or is gender dot levels that go up in beauty? And what is the difference between one level and the people have dimensions? It's like that star that you look at today. And you think no, you know, in the law, how far are you? In fact you are so far I don't even know if you're still around. And that light that is coming to us maybe delayed, that star could have disappeared. That's how far you are. That's how they see the inhabitants of the lofty of the lofty mansions and why not? Because they had lived according to such lofty manners, lofty o'clock, lofty conduct, so Allah will give them lofty homes in Jannah.

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We ask Allah, Jana, Jana and who to give us these and to forgive our sins and to bless us with the patients required to act upon every one of these characteristics of son alone and Amina Mohamed Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen