The Fruits of Taqwa

Ammar Alshukry

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The religious segment covers various teachings used by different speakers in the religious segment, including the use of the body and mind to protect oneself from punishment and avoid getting caught. The concept of taqwa is discussed, along with the importance of fasting and avoiding drinking alcohol. The segment emphasizes the need for understanding and taking action to build connections and save lives due to aggressive leukemia. The segment ends with a brief advertisement for a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a new video about a

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In an hamdulillah number two who wants to Ainhoa and stuff hero when are also below him in short order on fusina Amin say to Marlena Mejia Allahu phenom Allah Allah Who am a Euclid further ahead, Jana. what I shall do Hola Hola. Hola. Hola Hola Chica eyeshadow and Mohammed Abdullah solo, solo attributes that are more.

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All praise is due to Allah we seek His guidance and his forgiveness that we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the whispering of our desires, whom Allah guides no one can misguide. And whom he allowed us to be misled. No one can guide and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, Allah and having no partners at that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and His messenger and his perfect worshiper.

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Every single week

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every single week, we come and we listen to a hotspot

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and no matter who the hot leave is

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i No matter what Masjid you go to,

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the hotbar will start most likely

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with three verses that are mentioned.

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We hear Yeah. Are you Halloween duckula Takata?

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Well, Atom Alterna illa Anta Muslim, Allah says, Oh you who believe have Taqwa of Allah as he deserves to

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be feared.

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Or have Taqwa of Allah, as is do of him of taqwa, whether Mutanda Illa want to Muslim own and do not die except in the state of Islam.

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And then we have verse number two, which is yeah, you have NASA Takota, Bakula, the Halacha MINDEF sin Wahida O Mankind Fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and produce from that so let's meet

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and made from their combination many men and women so Fear your Lord whom you ask each other by and by the ties of kinship verily, Allah is Ever Watchful over you.

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And then we have verse number three is Yeah, your lady and I'm going to talk a lot how appunto covenants had either your local mama Hola, como la cama de Nova como la hora, sola, HuFa, divisive Jose now Lima, Allah says, Oh, you will believe have Taqwa of Allah.

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And say that which is correct, he will correct for you your deeds and forgive you your sins and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, and then they are indeed victorious. So why these three verses

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and what are we being commanded to do every single week being reminded of,

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you'll see that the commonality of these three verses is the Taqwa of Allah subhana data to have Taqwa

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taqwa, the Prophet sallallahu sallam was asked Hadith as reported by Abu Huraira.

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In a city meeting, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was asked what was the thing that enters the most amount of people into paradise? What are the things that bring the most amount of people into Jannah? And he said, Taku Allah, what has no holdup having Taqwa of Allah, and having good character.

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And then he was asked, well, what's the opposite? What's the thing that will take the most amount of people to the Hellfire he said, I'll femoral Forge is that the tongue and the private parts.

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But this concept of Taqwa being that it is the thing that catapults or takes the most amount of people into paradise.

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We are reminded of every single week.

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It requires a lot of thought and reflection from us. What is taqwa?

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We're fast approaching the month of Ramadan. And Allah Subhana Allah Allah he says, Yeah, your lady and Armand Oh Kuba. Kuba, Nicola Allah.

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Allah says, Oh, you believe fasting was prescribed for you, it was written for you like it was written for those before you? Why, what's the purpose of fasting? What's the goal of fasting?

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Allah says Lala Contacta con that you may experience taqwa.

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What is dukkha? And how does fasting help us experience it

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Dukkha is that you shield yourself from something that would harm you.

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Taqwa is that you protect yourself from the punishment of Allah Subhana. Allah

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darkwa is to be done as Omar Abdulaziz said in two ways by doing the things that Allah has commanded you to do. And to avoid the things that Allah has prohibited you from. That's how we protect ourselves from the punishment of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah do what He commanded, stay away from what he abstained.

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deltin heavy are the Allah and one of the great

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dive in he defined Taqwa he said when fit and touched down warded off with Dukkha they said well what is stuck to explain to us what Duck WHAT IS? He said? And I'm going to be thorough it Allah, Allah, Allah Raja I thought.

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He said Taqwa is that you do. What Allah Subhana Allah commands you to do.

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That you act in obedience with Allah. I downloaded meet Allah upon lights from Allah, that your action be light that is or action be something that is enlightened by Allah Subhana Allah ie coming from the religion, the sacred sources, the Quran and the Sunnah by knowledge. And then he says Raja, so I'd be not seeking the hope of Allah. What Turkey Maha Tamila and avoiding what Allah subhanaw taala has prohibited I don't know what he meant Allah Maha Fatah daddy. He says not you abstain from what Allah Subhana Allah has permitted or prohibited also with a light from Allah by a light of Allah, fearing Allah's punishment.

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And Ramadan, the hubbub actually he asked this question to evade niqab and he said, Well, what is stucco?

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And we kind of said to him, I mean, have you ever walked down a path that was thorny? And I'm gonna said, Yes, of course I have.

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And he says, So what did you do when you're walking down that path? He said, Shamala to watch the hat. He said, I I wrapped my garments close to me. Because you don't want to get caught. You don't want your shirt or your pants to get caught on thorns. So you keep everything tight, everything close. And he says what the heck and then I was careful where I walked. He said that is exactly what took place. Dakwah is that you are careful where you stop. And so the poet he codified this and he said that is an ova Kb of A house. It

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was not a commercial if you are the shoki

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energy Ballymena Hustla. He said Taqwa is that you avoid sins, the light and the severe. And that you act as one who is walking on authority land with caution and fear. Do not belittle small sins from pebbles mountains up here.

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And so how does Ramadan teacher stuck with it? And why did Allah prescribe the fasting as a means to teach us stuck? Well, we've all experienced this, you're at home. It's 5pm MLlib isn't until 7:38pm, Houston summer, very hot, you're exhausted, you're fatigued, you're tired, and there's nobody at home with you. And that refrigerator has everything that would make all of that exhaustion and fatigue go away. But do you go and open up the fridge?

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Nobody's watching you. There's no one there. You don't open up the fridge. In fact, even more privately than that. When you are making a loo in your bathroom. Or even more privately, you're in the shower. And

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some water comes into your throat while you're fasting. What do you do? Spit it out. And yet, there's nobody on earth who sees you in that moment.

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But that action that you do,

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recognizing that the only one who sees you is Allah subhanaw taala that is Taqwa. And that is what we learn throughout the month of Ramadan. And Allah subhanaw taala because fasting is something that is so intimate between you and Allah, nobody else could ever know if a person is fasting. Allah says all of the actions of a person are for them except for a soul in the holy wanna exhibit. It is for me and I am the one who rewarded they leave their desires, add food and drink for me. If we were to take our attitude towards the fast, and then go implement it with regards to our attitude towards transactions and money, and our attitude towards relationships and our attitude towards our actions

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with other people, then we would have learned from the lesson that is the month of Ramadan, you would have learned to be of the people of Taqwa.

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Dukkha has so many virtues.

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There are too many to count actually.

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But of them is that the person who has Taqwa that consciousness of ALLAH SubhanA data that fear of Allah, that is the person who actually benefits from the Quran. Right at the beginning, the very introduction first verses of Surah Al Baqarah. Allah Subhana Allah says, And if la meme that nickel Kitab Ooh, la la Buffy who then the motorcade. Allah says this is the Book about which there is no doubt it is a guidance for the people of Taqwa what's underneath

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From that verse is that without the ingredients of tequila, this Quran does not become a source of guidance. To unlock access to the Quran, a person must have the ingredient of Taqwa

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of the virtues of Taqwa is that it was the Asiya of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Anytime you have somebody that is leaving you fit a parent dropping off their kid, at some school, you're taking them to college station, you're dropping them off at Texas. Where's the other place, Austin, no offense. But you take them anywhere, and you're dropping them off this precious child that you've been raising your whole you're their whole life. You want to give them advice that's going to it's going to stay with them. You want to give them something valuable that will protect them, the province the lady who sent that one sent, a beloved young companion was in Niger, but he sent him to Yemen.

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And of the advice that he gave him, he said it tequila, Haytham icons. What we are say at UN has an attempt to have wahala at NASA, the hooligan Hassan he gave him three pieces of advice. The first one is he said have Taqwa of Allah, wherever you are.

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You're going to be a new face in a new land, have Taqwa of Allah, there are two

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of the virtues of Taqwa is that it is the common factor between all of the seven who are shaded in the shade of Allah on the day where there is no shade except for his shade. That famous Hadith, about which the scholar said there is no Hadith that is greater speaking about virtue than the seven who are shaded in the Throne of Allah when you look at all seven of them, number one is a just ruler, well, what's what's what puts a just ruler or what causes a ruler to be just in the first place. When there is no one for them to fear they're the ruler, there's still one for them to fear and that is Allah subhana data so they have Taqwa. That's what propels them. That's what compels

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them to be just number two.

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You have a young person who grew up in the worship of Allah. And so when passions walk with a young person, so much so that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says in Allah, Allah, Allah boomin shad been laced at Lahore, Subhan. Allah says, The province from Allah says Allah is amazed at a young person who doesn't have an inclination towards their baser desires.

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And so when this person with all of that energy and all of that vigor and all of that temptation, that temptation of youth, the passion of youth, the energy of youth, when they restrict all of that to worship Allah Subhana Allah that Dakhla that compels them, or propels them that causes them to be in the shade of Allah. Number three is a person who or a man whose heart is attached to the messages, and the Messiah does the places of duck where they are built upon Taqwa. Number four is a man who is called by a woman of beauty,

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towards sin, and he says to her in niehoff, Allah I fear Allah that one is clear. Number five, is a person who gives him charity so secretly that his right hand doesn't know what his left hand gave. Number six is a man or two people who love each other for the sake of Allah will true love.

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In fact, the only love that will matter on the Day of Judgment is love that is based on Taqwa. Allah says, Allah on the Day of Judgment, close intimate friends, all of them will be enemies towards each other, except them with decayed. And then the last is a person who remembers Allah subhanaw taala

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in seclusion, and so a tear falls on their cheek or from there I out of the fear of Allah subhanaw taala of the benefits of Dakhla

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is that it creates for a person a criteria and Allah says into duckula hedge I looking for Karna Allah says that if you have fear of Allah, if you have Taqwa of Allah, Allah will make for you a,

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a criterion. What does that mean? It means that Allah subhanaw taala will allow you to see the truth as being truth. And he will allow you to distinguish falsehood for being falsehood, you will be able to recognize things to be as they really are. And when we live in an age of deception, where the promise of a lie to send them says set a coin, he said they will come years that are deceptive years, in which the truthful will be belied and the liar will be believed.

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What that means is that you are going to need something more than just simply sight. But you are going to need insights, you are going to need something more than your busload you're going to need both.

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And that is a light that Allah Subhana Allah cast into the hearts of his believing slaves. And that is a fruit of Taqwa. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam taught us to say Allahu

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Akbar, Allah Battilana would allow us to recognize the truth as being true and then give us the ability to follow it. And let us recognize falsehood as being false it and give us the ability to do

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refrained from it and of the virtues of Taqwa is that the person who has stuck well ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will provide for them from any difficulty in escape. Allah says, well me, tequila hit I Lahoma Raja, were a result of human hatred as I said, and whoever has stuck with ALLAH, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will provide from them a way out, and he will provide from them from where they did not expect.

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And of the virtues of Taqwa is that that is how we seek nobility. And that is how we see greatness. Allah subhanaw taala, in the famous verse in Surah, that jelas Allah says, Yeah, you are nice enough, Allah cannot come in,

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which are nothing to Oba cada Elita, Allahu Allah says all mankind We have committed, we have made you into nations and tribes, we created you from male and female, and we made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another.

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Allah made us into tribes and nations that we may recognize, imagine if I had to, if I didn't have any report that I could build with anybody ever. You know, when people sometimes when a person asks you where you're from, some because of some racism, or it's because they just, as soon as you tell them where they're from, now they're going to scan their life's experiences. And they're going to download information through which they can build rapport with you.

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And so if you tell them that I'm from California, now they have all of this information that they're going to download about California and they're going to connect with you based on whether you live in Los Angeles or we live in in San Jose or what have you. If a person tells you from India then you're gonna talk to them about Hyderabadi Biryani versus what you know about Madras versus right Allah says Geeta Allah for you're going to talk to them about a person that you knew from that area. And you're able to create rapport and connection much more quickly than if a person you meet who you don't know where they're from. They mentioned a country to you that you've never heard of, okay, now

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you have nothing to build with them on. Right? But at the same time, your being from a nation or a tribe should not be used as what it should not be used as a way to look down upon each other. And so in the same verse, Allah Subhana Allah says in a Croma command, Allahu Akbar called No it's not because you have more karma, because you are from this tribe or from that tribe or that nation, if you really want to compete in nobility, then Allah Subhana Allah Allah says the one who has the most Taqwa of Allah, that is the person who is greatest in the sight of Allah in the Chronicle and the light at Qualcomm, in Malahide, even heavier Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala is all knowledgeable,

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he is all aware. He knows who's better. And Allah Subhana Allah says without a full circle who Allah.

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Allah says, do not claim that you are pure, Allah knows better, who has stuck with him.

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And finally, what is the place of Taqwa the province of Allah, The SLM stood in front of 100,000 companions and he made his famous Hadith He said not to have to do when I say Nitish

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will call it about the lion Juana and Hadith goes on. But then he says, A Taqwa Hoonah and he pointed at his chest three times. He said a Taqwa is here, taqwa is in the heart. It's not in the way that I look. It's not in even my actions because my actions can be of the people of righteousness.

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But in when I first may pray, and they will get nothing out of their prayer, you can have a person who fast and the progress of Allah they send me he says Muslim Yoda Akona zoodle. I'm gonna be funny, sad lie.

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That if a person does not have dako with these actions, then perhaps a person will fast and all they will get out of there fast is hunger and thirst, and perhaps the person will pray. But all they will get out of their prayer is sleeplessness and fatigue. And so Taqwa is here. But that should not be understood in the way that some people try to manipulate that statement.

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And that way is by saying, no matter what actions I do, of evil, don't judge me because stuck was here. You don't know what's in my heart. Let me do whatever I want to do. And duck was here, you don't know my heart. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, we're in Nashville just at the motiva

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festival festival, just allow the private satellite and send them says you know what, if your heart is

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pure, then your actions will be in accordance to that. If your heart is healthy, then your actions will be in accordance to that. But if your heart is corrupt, then your actions will be in accordance to that as well.

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How can a person gain Taqwa?

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Number one, the greatest way to acquire anything ever is to ask it from ALLAH SubhanA data. Anything that you want in this dunya is that you always ask

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Once upon a time, that's always the first stop for anything and everything that you ask Allah. And so the province of Allah Allah has said that he used to say Allah homogeneous I look at the Buddha we took our eye for what the Prophet sallallaahu Selim used to say oh Allah I ask you for guidance, what to God and Taqwa while alpha and chastity when arena independence and self sufficiency, or the province simultaneous in themselves hola Houma. It me Crusher Tikka Mata Hulu believe in and all the NMRC attic Oh Allah grant us from Your fear, what will be a barrier between us and sinning against you and there are many a hadith and of them is a beautiful statement that the Prophet sallallahu

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Sallam used to make constantly young people could also be called be Allah Dainik alternative hearts, make my heart firm upon your religion.

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Number two, is learning about Allah Subhana Allah himself and the hereafter learning about Allah and the hereafter.

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When a person learns about the attributes of Allah,

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that he is always watching us and watching over us. That Allah Subhana Allah to Allah there's nothing that you do

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have

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the most insignificant action,

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the most hidden affair, except that Allah Subhana Allah season

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that inspires stuck what in all circumstances?

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Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.

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On the Day of Judgment, we will stand for 50,000 years, and people will enter into paradise or people will enter into the Hellfire that inspire stuck, while you see how small and how truly temporal this earthly existence is.

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And we recognize that these things that we do are not worth it in the end. And that's why you will find that almost every page of the Quran you will find a reference to the hereafter.

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I shall the Allah on how she says if the first verses that were revealed in the Quran, were don't drink alcohol and don't commit fornication, the people would have said we're never going to stop. That wasn't the first. She said the first verses that were revealed though. We're versus speaking about paradise and hellfire. You guys who's gonna do outdoors is alcohol Korea to mankind until the hearts became attached to their Lord. And when the hearts became attached to their Lord, that's when the halal and haram was revealed.

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That's when the halal and haram was revealed. And then the third and the last that I want to share today about getting tough is by seeking knowledge. Why is seeking knowledge important is because you have to know what to avoid.

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Allah Subhana Allah revealed for us obligations and prohibitions for person doesn't know the obligations and they can't do it. And if a person doesn't know the prohibitions, then they'll fall into it. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of them with a clean Hakuna Massimo stuff like they were looking for stuff you don't know for right?

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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while sending semen concealer. In conclusion, there are two things that I wanted to mention actually, when we step out, you're all seeing this.

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This event that we're doing hamdulillah which is today and tonight, as well as tomorrow, we have a number of members of our community who have been diagnosed with aggressive leukemia, may Allah Subhana Allah data heal them a healing that leaves behind no ailment beside Madonna, Madonna Muslimeen. And so they are in need of someone to match their bone marrow, especially people from the South Asian community or Indian or Pakistani brothers. So please, when you step outside, please do register, that you may save a life. Allah Subhana Allah says and whoever saves the life, then it's as if they have saved all of mankind. So this is a wonderful opportunity that we be in the service

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of our brothers and sisters.

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And the Prime Minister Elias and M says Allah is in your service so long as you are in the service of your brother. So please do check that out in Charlotte to Anna, when you step outside, I am making draft so say I'm in May Allah subhanho wa Taala to heal our brothers and sisters and replace them with reward and with good health and to heal all of our ILL brothers and sisters and to wipe over them with his blessing healing hand. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us taqwa in our speech and and our actions and sincerity and may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to experience the month of Ramadan many times over and meet with those who are written as the inhabitants of paradise

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