Seven Under The Shade 05

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Person who loves his brother/sister for the sake of Allah


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The conversation discusses the negative impact of the presence of Muslims in East coasts and the importance of bringing happiness to people through actions such as graduation pictures and lightening others' beauty. The speaker also touches on the use of smile in the face of one's brother and the importance of finding people who are beautiful and the lightest. The segment also touches on the use of smile in the face of one's brother to lead to love, and the importance of bringing happiness to people through actions such as graduation pictures.

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So, tonight

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as we put on our hoodies, and I hear you, man.

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I'm just more impressed that you had a hoodie. Yeah.

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That's preparation right there.

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So today, we're gonna be talking about the law law for the sake of a lot. And this topic is the continuation, this is

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the characteristic number four, of the seven or in the shade of a law. So I

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mentioned at the beginning, a, just remember that a second is a young person who grows up in the worship of love if there is a person whose heart is attached to the message. And the fourth is two people who love each other, only love each other for the sake of a month. They love each other for the sake of love. And this concept is an incredibly important concept, a very powerful concept,

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the province of the lightest, and I've described them as being of those who are in the shade of the shade of the throne of a lot on the day when there's no shade except for his shade. And that's enough of a reason for us to strive to

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connections and create love between one another for our last safe. However,

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the profits of the lightest send them in a profound idea. He says that his full agenda had taught me while I took me to have promised the lightest, and if he said you won't enter agenda, you won't enter agenda until you believe. And you will not believe until you love one another. And so here the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is teaching us that this agenda and look at just throughout your life. everything that you've done for gender, you fasted Ramadan, after Ramadan, after Ramadan, you've given 1000s and 1000s of dollars to charity, you've prayed hours and hours, and you've sat through so many Holton bugs, and you did all of these things just for

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genda. You put an ad on your phone, you did all of that, just so that you could add to agenda, everything that we do is for agenda and yet the profit some lie, the center said that agenda that you prayed for and strive for and gave for and struggled for, you're not going to enter it. And so you believe and you won't believe until you love one another until you love that person who's to the right of you, till you love that person in front of you. So you love that person behind you. Until you love your Muslim brothers and sisters, in a general sense, to love them individually, until you love them. You will enter agenda until you love one another. And why is that important? What is

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that? What is the power of loving one another for the sake of Allah, you know, if I were to interview any one of you, and if you were interviewed me, you'll find that we have love languages. We have things that are beloved to us. You know, they define the love languages as five, right? Or according to one of those theories, you've got acts of service, that's a love language, you have words of affirmation, you have gifts, you have quality time and you have physical touch these five. Now, I will love people who do things according to my love language. So if I'm an acts of service type of person, like that's what I love, then I'm going to love the brother who's really helpful.

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The brother who can always give me a ride and who can you know, when they they're on

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the end of the day, the classroom, he's helping to fold the chairs that just somebody who's really really helpful, that person, I will just naturally have an affinity for it. Same thing. With quality time if I if that's what I love that attention, then the person who gives me all of their attention. That's the person who I will just naturally be inclined to. But the point here is that we all naturally love people who serve us. We love people who do things for us. We love people who make us feel good. We are the center of their relationship. That's what we love them for. We love our parents why because they nurture us and prepare and protect us and provide for us and are sincere to

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us and love us. Now when you love for the sake of Allah what you are doing is you are not making yourself the center of the universe anymore. But you are making a lot of center of your universe. And so you love a person not because they take care of you but but

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Because they serve a lot, not because they love you, but because they love a lot, not because they're good to you, but because they're good to a lot Do you see, and so the closer they orbit

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around the worship of Allah as again and sincerity to Allah and these concepts, the greater they become in your estimation and in your heart, and that is loving for the sake of Allah, I am not loving them because of myself. And in fact, it becomes pure. As I have less of a share in it, the less I have of a reward or some benefit or anything like that, the pure that love for the sake of love becomes, and we really hope that inshallah tada in our experiences, our day to day experiences, that we experienced this a lot, because we, you know, even if you were to just scan this particular room, we're coming from so many different places, and from so many different backgrounds and

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education and all of that, and we come together, and we love one another. And we don't love one another for any sort of

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reason other than the fact that we all come to this house amongst the houses of a lot. And we worship a lot. So we get together and we love each other for that reason. So we hope and we pray and we ask that we be counted as those who love one another for his sake a lot Miami, now

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the province of the lightest, and he mentioned a number of ways for us to increase in our love for one another. But I wanted even before that a lot as a guest as in the living. underside had said, a man with the law says that those who believe at the end of sort of many of Allah says those who believe and do righteous deeds, Allah as though dead, man will make for them wood, wood, and wood. While that is a specific type of love, it's the highest type of love. And so if a person wants to know, just the general ingredients, as to how they can be loved by a lot enjoyed how that love can then be transferred to being loved by his creation, they will find that it is in this verse and the

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requirements our belief in Allah as origin and righteous deeds, the more belief a person has and a lot and the more righteous deeds they do, the moralizer jet will love them. And then Heidi's will put see the profits of the lighthouse. And it says that a lot as though the assessment I did he what he had done to get help, that whoever

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shows enmity to a friend of mine a way of mine, I will declare war on him. And then a law or her analyzer that says will

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it be no if it had a word, limit scalability and the machine have a lot to it a law says that my slave will not come closer to me with anything more than what I have obligated on him.

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So the thing that makes a lot,

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the thing that brings you the greatest return on investment, when it comes to the level of a lot is the obligatory deeds.

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The thing that a lot, the fast that Allah loves the most is the fast thing over and above the Salawat that Allah loves the most are the five prayers.

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The charity that Allah loves the most is

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the pilgrimage that Allah loves the most is, right. And the reason why this is important is because many times people don't measure what is obligatory. They don't pay attention to this. And so you have people who, you know, just by their, they will miss a shot, but they got to make sure they catch the law.

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But the law is obligatory or voluntary, voluntary, right? And it is obligatory,

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or people will because they can't stay from thought. They just won't come to the message tradition,

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as though like that, that's going to be really awkward if I go to Asia, and then I leave people see me and nobody issues more rewardable and it's more beloved to allies. Household because that's what the law says that there's nothing that's more beloved to him than the obligatory actions.

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When there is only with 180 I've given no if it had been a law says my slave will continue to come closer to me, seeking nearness to me through no arfi voluntary actions until I love them. So if a person wants to acquire the level of the law, so is it. The second thing is that a person continues after the making sure that the obligatory actions are done, that they continue to come closer and seek nearness to a lot as they did by doing more and more and more voluntary actions.

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That you pray your son if you fast so that that you give more charity that you do more

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More and more and more things voluntary. And the interesting thing about voluntary actions is that voluntary actions are not done except by someone who loves.

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Because when we do,

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the obligatory actions,

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those are done. They could be out of love. But they could also be out of

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fear of punishment. load is obligatory on me, if I don't pray, Lord, I'm gonna, I'm gonna be punished. So I'm going to favor.

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But the person who prays too soon as before,

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and too soon as after Lord,

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or four, before law, before or after law,

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and praise to after malonate and praise to after his show, or for after a show or six, after a show, or after a show. There's no fear there. There's only hope and love.

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Right. And so the person who's increasing in there, now I feel

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it is

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right for them, or it is appropriate for them, that the more they increase in these actions of devotion and love, that Allah has had increases in his love for them.

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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did a number of things. And he taught a number of things, that if a person does them, it will increase in their love for one another, you know, and the prophets otherwise send them highly, highly praised.

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People who love one another phrase for a lesson, the prophets and the lion Simpson on the Day of Judgment are going to be people who are sitting on pulpits of light, they will be envied by the prophets and the martyrs on the Day of Judgment.

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They will be the prophets and martyrs will be jealous of them on the Day of Judgment, who are these people, they are people who love each other for the sake of Allah, the progress of the lightest, and then tells the story of a man who traveled to another city,

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only to go for to visit a brother of his for no reason. Other than he loved him, for the sake of him like he's traveling to another city, like a person imagine is going to Dallas or a person is going to Austin or San Antonio or wherever. And the only reason that they're going is they're going for the sake of Allah, what we do normally your day to day is you wait for that for there to be a cause for you to go. And then you kind of combine the trick. Like, I'm going to wait till that person's graduation, and then I'm going to go, I'm going to wait to their wedding. And then I'm going to go take a trip out to Dallas or wherever I'm going to wait till I have a business trip out there. And

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then I'll go visit my friend. But this person, he had absolutely no ulterior motive, there was nothing. He had no business there at all. Other than the fact that he loved this person for the sake of Allah, that person was the trip.

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So Allah sent an angel to speak to this person on his way. He was met by the angel on the way and the angel said, Where are you going? He said, I'm going to visit my brother so and so he said, Do you have some sort of need of hymns? He said, No, I have absolutely no need other than the fact that I say that I love him for the sake of Allah. He said, I am the messenger of a lot informing you that allies are getting loves you for your love of your brothers.

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So a lot as again loves this person. Just because so this love is something that's not to be belittled is something that is a greater divider, loving for the sake of Allah, the province of the lightest and then was commanded by a lot

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to say, and sort of added Milan, put in quantum tribunal laugh at debit only a bit from the law.

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say if you love a lock, then follow me a lot as the region would love you and forgiving yourself.

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And so this this concept is what propels us it's what moves us forward is what makes things easy for us. It's what makes it easy for you to overlook your the faults of your brothers and sisters because your brothers and sisters are never going to cease to be human and cooler when Adam hop out in October and every cent of atom is a sinner every dollar of atom is a sinner and they're the best of sinners are those who repent. And so what makes everything palatable, what makes it bearable, what makes it what makes it easy for you to forgive is this concept of love. When a person loves that everything becomes smaller, it becomes insignificant it becomes variable for profits on the lightest

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and I'm just gonna say in this verse, putting a quantum tribunal up with who will come along. And this verse is called the verse of the test where the province of Lyceum is commanded to say say if you love a lot that follow me.

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If you are so in love with a lot you so love a lot.

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You so love align if you're to ask the majority of mankind if you were to ask every believer in group on earth

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Do you love God? They're all gonna say yes. Well, okay, if you love God, then you should be willing to follow the Prophet sallallahu wasallam because you will be willing to do whatever is needed. Because the goal of every person who loves is not just to love, but for that love to be reciprocated, you want your object of love to love you back, that's what you want. And so if you want a lot to reciprocate your love, then you would be willing to follow the profits and the lightness and, and you would be willing to follow anyone who God directed you to follow. And so a lot as we assess safety love a lot of the follow me a lot, so gentle, loving.

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And so what makes it easy, you know, the person the more they love a love, the more falling the son of the prophet SAW less than it becomes their objective and the more easy it becomes. And the more that becomes their focus, because their whole objective is to love allies or not, is to receive the level of online not to receive the love of anybody else. And they love for the sake of Allah. Because they know that a lot of young loves that, the promise of Elias and then he used to make two and you see a long menu.

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From the menu handbook. There are many mockery, but he likes to say, Oh look, I asked you for your love.

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I asked you for your love, and the love of those who you love

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and the love of actions that will garner Nirvana.

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So this is a beautiful location for a person to memorize and to learn that a person says Oh, Alaska, your love and the love of those who love and

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the love of actions that will garner me your love.

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I want to break here inshallah to Allah for a show, we're going to pay in five minutes. So get five minutes to shut down. And then after that we're going to continue with practical actions to do that will increase love between each other solo violinists and hamadryad. are scientists in the field.

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It is a 24 eight, yes. Okay.

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Are you sure?

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Like every watch that I have right now is off.

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So we're still talking about love for the sake of a lot, loving one another for the sake of a lot of the green board that it has.

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I wanted to end with a few.

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A few things that can be done, that we were taught to do, to increase love for one another. So the the most important thing is to recognize that this is an act of worship that is

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important for me to monitor in myself and to try to grow and develop. And that goes back to being the actions of the heart. You know, the actions of the heart are incredibly important. They're no less significant than the actions of the lips. But many times we are very much concerned with the actions of the limbs. So we're concerned about praying the Salah that we just prayed, and a by that, that we know, but actions of the hearts are a by death as well. The prophets of the lion who said

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he told the companions, a person from people of Paradise is about up here. And so let's hop are looking who's about to show up who's about to show up. And all of a sudden, the man shows up who's got some some water in his beard, and it looks like he just maybe you're just a really regular guy. And another time the profits go by they send them the same

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amount from inbox to people Paris is about to show up. Again, the same person shows up the third time. So finally,

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I believe now moving to the house.

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He wants to figure out what the secret is of this person. And so he goes to him and he says, I had a conflict with my dad. And I promised I swore that I wasn't going to stay at his house for three days. So can I stay with you? The guy says Sure. He doesn't know but he's like, Sure you can come crash with me. So I'm alive now live in a house. His goal is to figure out what this guy is doing. Like what is his secret that he has been declared repeatedly to be of the people of Paradise by others who have lost their love. And he goes to his house and he sees nothing special.

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He's like, okay, he must be doing some some amazing to

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his name.

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Time a bad dad must be. And then he goes, and he's kind of like pretending to be asleep, but he's awake. And the other guy's asleep, though.

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He's asleep. And then he says the entire night he's asleep until a little bit, maybe when he turns over at night, he says Larry died a lot this summer thought when he turns over it in the middle of the night, but then a little bit before he gets up, and he prays a couple of guys, nothing fancy at all, nothing special. Of course, every person nowadays gets up a little bit before Friday and praises because that's like, you know,

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that person during their time, that was nothing special at all. So he says, You know what, maybe this is an off night.

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Maybe they were just having an off night tonight. So second night, same thing. Their night, doesn't see anything different.

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Finally, he says to him, listen, I didn't have a problem with my dad. But the problem is a little light. I said, I've said this about you. And I wanted to figure out what it was your secret. And I couldn't find anything over the past few days. And so he said to him, what you saw is what I have, what you see is what you get, I don't have anything other than what I so then he said, Okay, then he left, then he called him back. He said, Wait, there's one thing that I

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it might be. And that is every night, before I go to sleep, I empty my heart of any animosity towards any Muslim

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of the line, nom said, that's what it is. And that's what we can't do.

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Right? That's an action of the heart. But it garnered that person, a promise of Paradise, actions of the heart, the prophets of the lighthouse. And you know, what called the Allied home.

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He didn't do much more than the companions, he did pray more fast more than the companions.

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But what made him supersede everybody else was actions of the heart. What was in his heart,

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a lot says eliminates a lot of the clinical setting except for those who approach a lot more comfortable on the Day of Judgment with a heart that serene. And so monitoring my heart monitoring my envy, monitoring my pride, monitoring, my love, monitoring my animosity towards people, all of this is it manifests the promise of life services, just in the middle. Because

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he says in the in the heart, in the body, there is a piece that if it is healthy and good and righteous, then the entire body will be and if it is corrupted, the entire body will become corrupt. It is the heart. And so this heart of ours is the province of Elias m says lamb Little la isla and cervical Moya, he loves what he called guru Illa guru become one America says that a person a lot of you will not look at your bodies or your fingers or your shapes. But a lot of they will look at your hearts and your actions. And so paying a lot of attention to this heart

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is very much needed. So

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actions of the heart Now we come to some things that we can do to increase our love for one another. The first is to look at people through their best attributes. Look at people through their best attributes.

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So people, they might walk into a room like this, and they'll look around and they'll just notice everything that's bad with the room.

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They come into a message like this, and they're like, although notice, the only thing that they'll pick up is everything that's wrong with the mystery, right? They have that characteristic. They look at a community and all they see is the worst that people have. They meet a person and all they notice is what's wrong with that person. That's not the way that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was prophets, the lies in them was the opposite. He would see the best in people. There was a companion who came and he was brought to the for the loss of a lightness and lemon he was drunk. And the Prophet had him punished and he was brought drunk again, and the Prophet had been punished. And the

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third time he was brought Sahaba cursed him or one of the companions who was there, Kirsten, because of how much used to

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fall back on this sin. And the profits of the lightest sinner said laughter You know, shavon Allah, He called me said don't help chiffon against your brother. He loves a lot in his messenger. And so this person is being brought in an intoxicated frame in a way that none of us would even accept this person being brought into the masjid and yet also the loss of the lighthouse and is able to see through that intoxicated frame and he sees a heart that is beating with love for online His Messenger. When you look at people that you look at the best that they have

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their best attributes, that is something that is very, very important. And you forget normal people but also your family members, your spouse

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Your children that you don't always look at them through the eye of negativity, what is the worst that they have? And you miss out on all of the goodness that they have.

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You know, you have a brother or sister who's maybe not necessarily doing great at school at the moment but the law liars test they do that and they haven't tested you with them being drug addicts or them being alcoholics or them missing their prayers or them doing this or doing that. But this is all that you see is the see on their report card for whatever it is. Right? That's not looking at people through the rest of their attributes the progress of the life and look to people for the rest of their attributes and that allows for people to love if all you see in me is the best than me it becomes easy for you to love me all you see in me is the worst in me then it becomes easy for you to

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hate me and that's the advice that the Prophet cellulitis and then gave with regards to spouses he says a believing man does not hate a believing woman. If he dislikes one aspect of her he What

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if the dislikes one aspect of her there are other aspects that he likes? Well, they I mean, haha. Right. It's a matter of perspective. And it's a matter of what you choose to magnify. The second

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is communicating love

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communicating, telling people that you love that person companion who was walking by and he was walking viable, so will last the lies in them. And the person who was sitting next to him said the absolute lie. I love that person. The prophets level I said, I told him you said did you tell him? He said no. He said, so tell them

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right. And so this is this is a an instruction from Russell cellulitis that if you love somebody that you go and you tell them that you love them.

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You tell them that you love them for the sake of luck that you tell your sister that you love her for the sake of love that you communicate that love and that you don't let it be an emotion that's very that never allowed to bubbling to the surface. And I know what stops us from doing that. What stops us from doing that is

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what stops you from telling people that you love them.

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Other than

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why shyness? Why are you shy?

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Because it's not reciprocating.

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It's cultural. It's cultural.

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So it's cultural. If I came from a culture where everybody said it, sometimes, for example, you walk into a family, you will visit a people's family. And they're all like, tada, Habibi, here. Yeah. Have you read they're just calling each other by like all of these like lovey dovey names. And it's just like, Oh, man.

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It's unfamiliar, right? It's unfamiliar. But the prophet summarize, seldom used to communicate love, he would say, in a book, he tells me why this young man from the unsought Oh my god, I love you. So don't forget to say after every Salaam Alaikum, my Indiana decree goes up by the tick a lot assists me in remembering you and thanking you and worship Can you properly or beautifully. And so the promise the lesson is about to give instruction, religious instruction, but he prefaces that instruction by telling that person that he loves them.

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The province of the lightest set of cases is his children. It has a mentor who say, and he says, Oh Allah, I love them. So love them. He's professing love, so the light is in them. But keep in mind, that also the Law Center is coming from a society that was incredibly harsh when it came to love. What stops us from doing it, as I say, this isn't part of my culture. This is weird. This is awkward for me this is I've never seen my parents do it or my parents or my grandparents or what have you. And in fact, we still some of us might come from societies. And you know, I come from one in particular where the you know, you men don't carry their their kids, their girls, they don't do that

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even now until now. But that's not what also masilela send them came with the prophets I send them was carrying his daughter's daughter. Well, Mama didn't is enough. He carried her and he would leave the salon with her in Medina. And he was coming from the society and he was leading companions, who their background was that a girl like that might be buried? A lot as it says that we should go into rooms with Daniel hook Alinea to Adam in a commune sudima we should have it a lot of xojo he says that when one of them is giving the news of a doctor, his face becomes dark and then he hides from the people due to the evil news that he's received. And then he makes one of two choices am suku

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Idaho near the Sufi Torah show he keep this girl in humiliation and subjugation or should you bury this in the center at our site and Lackawanna lies or this is what an equal decision they make. So this

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society were female in fact

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Decide was an option.

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And was an option that was frequently taken. What was the last lesson I missed coming to. And you can say those have accepted Islam and all of that. But they still have that background. They still have that baggage, they still have those values they're removing Yes. And they're transforming themselves, yes. But that's still the background that they came from. And look at how it also less than this shattering it. He's coming. He's leading the salon, with his granddaughter, the daughter of his daughter, and he's carrying her. And then when he would go into surgery, and he would place her on the ground. And then when he'd get up from sujood, for the second law, he would pick her back

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up again, he wouldn't interrupt that love, he wouldn't discontinue it, he would keep it going. Some of it I sent him. So communicating that love is important.

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Don't say it's not part of my culture, it wasn't part of their culture. Don't say it's something that's unfamiliar, get familiar with it. If it means that you know what, I'm going to tell my brother or my sister or my children or my spouse or my whoever, the brother from the mestu. But I can't bring myself to necessarily say it, then you always have text messaging.

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And I'm being serious, you always have text messages, you know, you can put for the sake of online capital letters just so that me

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that this is only for the sake of Allah, you can do that. But articulating love communicating love is important. I mean, increases love between one another.

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Some one of the love languages we said is words of affirmation that you they hear the person telling them, you're smart, you're intelligent, I love this about you, I like this about you, I love you, right. There are people whose that's their love language. And that's how they understand love, they don't hear it, then they don't feel that they are loved. Right. So that demographic, that group of people, this is important for them. The third

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is what the province the law is and have said in the Hadith that we mentioned at the beginning, where he said you will not enter Paradise until you love one another. You will not enter Paradise until you believe and you will not believe until you love one another, shall I not tell you about something that if you do it, you will love one another. I've just said I'm about to come spread this atom amongst each other, spread this out. The sound is incredibly important. It's incredibly powerful. This is the greeting that a lot of Adam, and he said that this is the greeting of your

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your children. This is the greeting of your children. So

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you know,

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I have some stories about the setup.

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You know, when when

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I brought my mother once out to tour massage,

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you know and

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like to take her to different places in New York, where I'm from the women. Anybody ever been to I mentioned in New York sisters, East Coast. So you guys have it like, it's great here in Houston. It's amazing. Compared to the east coast, like the East Coast, you're talking about basement massages, and the woman's basement is just like you're talking no AC, you're talking No, nothing. It's a crawled up little little spot, no windows. And that's if they thought of giving the women a space in the first place. Right? It's just horrible. And so when you have the chance to take my, my family out of that area and just show them how different massages are in the rest of the country.

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There's so many beautiful inside that is so spacious and so thoughtful when it comes to a woman accommodation. So I remember taking her to a place. And she was you know, she was just amazed. She was like, this is the way massages are supposed to be. This is the way a massage are supposed to be. And I remember we separated to go pray. Well, hold on, I went into the midsection. She went into the woman section and she's so like, excited. And then we leave after. And I'm waiting for outside and she shows up and she's like, you know, she's like a balloon that someone had just deflated. Like what happened? And she's like, Well, nothing was go. What do you mean? Let's go You were just so

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excited. There's still so much and she says no, I mean, it was alright. Like, I saw some women in the masala they didn't say said um, I said somebody come to them. I walked up to them, they responded.

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And then

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she was like, then I was walking as we were leaving and I'm walking through the hall and I saw another group of women. I said, Oh, you come to them and they didn't respond to me. She was like, so let's go.

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Although I would have someone just say I think

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I didn't get it. But from what I understood that this is a common

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issue from sisters common issue from what I've heard, and I'd love to hear your feedback as well.

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I don't know if it happens as much on the brother site. But on the sister site. I've heard this complaint repeatedly not just from my own family but from other sisters as well. Just this notion

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Not feeling welcome, and not feeling the response of simply a set out. I

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also have lots of assumptions. How about Muslim items? Perhaps the response, the rights of a Muslim and Muslim on another Muslim is five. And he mentioned that I just set up the responses to the setup. And the power of this that is that one, it communicates love

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to have up to a profit. So I said, This is his prescription, he says, shall I not tell you about something that if you did it, you will love one another? Spread us that I'm amongst you. That's it, that when you see somebody in the message outside the mystery that you see instead of it?

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And then you respond. You know, the other story that I have is is,

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is I had went to Chicago for the first time in Chicago.

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You know, Chicago is off the hook.

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Very Southside of Chicago is a very dangerous place. And it's been dangerous my whole life. I feel like I've always heard about Southside of Chicago. It's just notorious. And even now, it's kind of like it's even more dangerous.

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In recent times, but I was walking in the south side with a friend and I didn't even know that we were in the south side of Chicago native I wasn't. And so finally

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goes, do you know where you are right now? I say no. If you're in the south side of Chicago, like, Okay.

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And then

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my friends are Muslims. So we were walking, we kept walking, and then I see a person comes and he's walking straight towards us. So I'm very aware now of what's happening.

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And he walks right up to me, he goes, sit on white apron run to walk.

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I go to my friend's house, we're good man.

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I got the softer look. That's it shakes my hand and walks off and then walking for a little bit further. And then a guy from across the street in a store. He walks up to the door of the store, and he yells he goes, I said,

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I want to cut

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I think he crosses the street. I've never had a person yells that out from all the way down the street. And he comes in he crosses the street and he was a mountain of a man Mashallah huge guy, he slept, you know, I'm just so excited to meet a Muslim. I just got here myself, and he's telling me his story. And I'm like, watch a lot. It's great. We're chit chatting it up. And then he, you know, gives me a big hug and he leaves and looks at me and goes, you know, more people here than I.

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I said, No, man, that's just how we are when we're missing. That's the way that we are right. And that's the way that I I wish that was the case. That's the way we're supposed to be. That's the way our Lord designed it for us to be but we're not. And so, it these two examples for me really showcases the power of synonyms. The presence of said I'm can make the Southside of Chicago feel comfortable and warm and welcoming. And the lack of system will make msgid feel cold and foreign. Right and unwelcoming. So after that, you need to have a shot and I'll tell you about something that if you did it, you will love one another. And that is spreading the setup. Make sure that you're

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someone who spreads this and I'm always you know what Houston is part of Texas, people are coming to Texas from all over the country. All of these East coasters, West coasters, it's getting too expensive for everybody. economy's good here. Eddie measured in Texas, I would assume every week, the community is growing. That's what I would assume every week, you've got people coming. And so what's going to make people feel welcomed, feel warm, is that when you see a new face that you spread set out to those who you know, and those who you don't know.

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Right? A lot on the fourth

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and we're doing five so we're almost done. The fourth is after the setup is to smile. That's it, the smile.

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And the smile is something that captures people's hearts.

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You know your smile, and don't worry too much about whether you think your smile is awkward or not. People connect to warmth, right and sincerity. Hi everyone we do this the toughest guy who has ever produced he's the sort of a lot and yet he tells the story that when he accepted Islam his brother meets him in Medina his brother had accepted Islam before him and he says to him also must have the lightest never has heard of your arrival. He's overjoyed and you're waiting for you. So hard is on the line. I was like, Oh, I guess I gotta go straight to this little loss and enough so he goes straight to him and he says, He saw me from a distance the profit songer for distance for an

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effective system of view he he smiled at me. This is what he remembers the years later tough guy either to read or does he remember he remembers the smile oversold losses and he says I'm walking towards him and he just kept smiling for a lot even though have to at least

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He continued to smile until I stood in front of him.

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And then he says,

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and that was last, as I've told him, he said, Yeah, hide it, I always knew that you had an intellect that would lead you to Islam. But the point being is that what captured hide its imagination and attention was the smile of loss. Well, the loss of license, so we use smile in the face of someone. And that smile denotes warmth, and it denotes welcome and that make the note makes them feel comfortable, then you can understand how to swallow loss of the lightest and upset that he saw the HA that your smile in the face of your brother is a charity that you get.

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Your smile becomes a charity.

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The last

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that I will share tonight is

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looking for ways to bring happiness to each other, looking for ways to bring happiness to each other.

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There's so much that you can do to bring happiness to one another and it increases love. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam was asked once about what are the most beloved action to a lot. And he said, so the 123 items. On one occasion, he said he gave different answers at different times. But on one occasion, he said happiness that you bring to a Muslim, any happiness. So Nikita, we're gonna learn that I'm assuming at some point, but it's an indefinite article, it means any happiness that you bring to any Muslim. So if I help someone with their exam, and they thanked me, and they give me a hug, that's the most beloved action to a lot of zoja. By help, I don't mean give them the answer

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I mean, just help them right, by if I help someone in any capacity, if I congratulate someone, someone posts their graduation picture on Facebook, and so instead of just scrolling down, because what's that got to do with me, I just write a really nice comment that is going to light up their day. And it takes me

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15 seconds to write it.

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Right. And

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that suit to flip items. Right? That's happiness that you bring to them. And so you become a person who's looking to bring happiness to people, because you recognize that in bringing happiness to people, you are actually worshipping a lot as those of us who have all of the right hand painted masterpieces of this for us to appreciate. And they learned it from us holding muscle, the lightest, and

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even Miss Earth, he says, and I'm done. But even Mr. Wood on the line, he says, battle sort of lost us and taught me.

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He taught me at the shower. But before he even tells us the information because a lot of times we want to transmit information we want to just give people then that's what we have to do. Even with early access or eliminate some losses, no matter what he taught me how to say it that he loves a lot to play but right

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when he says the thing that even Mr. Lee wants us to know is how the progress of license I'm talking to the juggler he says eliminate loss of license. So hood guest fee being a cafe. my palm was between his two pumps. So now it's the image that you get

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to send them is holding of the liveliness always have like this. He's holding the both of his hands and he's teaching him how to how to relax and all

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right, and so the the mouth of the prophets, I said him is transmitting information. But the hands and the body language of it. So the last lesson is transmitting What? Love.

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Right. And so, you know, the phrase is very, very beautiful phrase, people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

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And the last example is also involving on the line, Mr. rude.

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And it also involves popping up over a worker and what are the constant companions of Russel Wallace, a cylinder was with him and one night they were out late together and discussing issues. And they come back to the message and lots of noise. And I was walking to the house of Ayesha, but it's already late night. And so the people who lived in the masjid have a sofa. They had gotten up to play a piano and one of them was after lightning, then after lightning, so it was a beautiful reciter he's standing behind a pillar his brain is resigning from Fulton Lisa. And then also the loss of ally cinema standing off at a distance that he just starts enjoying outliners which are

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citation. And then he looks at his two companions and he says whoever he wants to hear the whole as if it was freshly revealed. Let him listen to the recitation of the video and that's underlayments was nicknamed and then I'll delay my throat. He's still lost in his own prayer. He's making the profits of abiertas and the missing unused amount or use not for use not as if he's saying I mean,

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say it will be heard say it will be heard. And then the province ally seldom retires into his house.

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Mother wakes up the next morning on a mission

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His mission is to go find out later. So he goes and he finds him.

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And he tells him I was with you. I was also lost last night. And we, you know, came back to the mercy that we heard your citation and those beautiful citation prophets. The Lyceum said this. And he said that and he said this and that, I just wanted to let you know what he said. And how the laborers who says thank you very much. I heard all this already.

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You heard all it's already from who

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will work.

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So I'm gonna be a lot who says there's no use, I've never been able to beat a book to any good.

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The question though, is what was the good that Obama was trying to be above up to that they were racing, it was just bringing happiness in the moment.

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That was it. So don't belittle the happiness that you can bring to somebody and recognize that this is a great act of worship that a lot as they will appreciate

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and will bring you closer to a loss pleasure, a loss love and a loss paradise. So this is tonight's presentation shut down and next week we're going to talk about

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love that is not love. And that is a person who is called to indecency by someone of nobility and beauty and they say they feel as though debt.

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Yeah, so the lightest family right outside