Holding The Straight Path During Hardship

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Bashar Shala

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Dr. Bashar Shala discusses Istiqaamah in this Jumuah Khutbah @ the Memphis Islamic Center.

Presented on February 24, 2017

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Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.

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We go through times of our lives individually, as a community as as an oma. When there are ups and downs, when there are times that we might feel abandoned, we might feel

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things are getting darker, things are getting tighter, we might feel that there is really no glimpse of hope apparent to us. That times are rough.

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And there is no clear way out.

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And we sometimes have to wonder where to go from there.

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How to seek help, how to seek the guidance during these particular times.

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And there's nothing better than to work

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at

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the best

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of creation Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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and the Sierra of our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam because Allah He there is no situation and there is no dire circumstances that this oma would go under that the messenger sallallahu wasallam and his companions didn't go under.

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They were tested and tested hard. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah describe the tests that they went through.

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And how they were Zulu. They were shaking heart

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until their hearts three their throats hot

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water the new Nebula has gone on.

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So if we ever think that any discomfort

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any test that we go through,

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it's something that might be overwhelming.

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Let's reflect on the seat off for us over last fall Allah Hadi who ascended

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and there is no more time

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that that was harder and more apparent in the life of an Habib Mustafa sallallahu wasallam. Then a year

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called the year of sorrow, the year of sadness.

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There is a series of events

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that happened that year.

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That culminated to the point that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Hadith,

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told our Isha that at the end of that year or during that year, the day of life was the hardest day of his life. So Lola honey

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that year

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according to the majority of scholars,

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It's after 10 years

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of Dawa 10 years of Nevada 10 years of calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala with the message of no heat,

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and only a handful

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of companions

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were following the messenger sallallahu yoson.

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And they were weak.

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They were persecuted.

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And the messenger sallallahu wasallam was speaking away

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to increase his Dawa to get it out.

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And during that particular year

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the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was hit with two

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personal losses.

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The first one

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he lost

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his uncle,

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and what he was like a foster like a second father to him, his uncle I will call him

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as the messengers from Allah to send them was raised and the house of double polyp.

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And for the last 10 years, he enjoyed with the Muslims the protection of the house of Hashem, because of horrible polyp.

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And when Christ wanted to boycott, the Muslims, they had to boycott the entire clan of Hashem because of Abu polyp. Until that boycott was broken, Abu Talib was standing solid, he was not a Muslim, and he died, not a Muslim.

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But he was standing as a protector.

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He was standing as

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a barrier

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between the excessive harm of kurush

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and the Muslims

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and he died.

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And then that same year,

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the source of comfort

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and the house of the messengers for Lola Holly he was seldom

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our mother Khadija dies

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narrative that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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had tremendous love

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to Khadija on the Alon.

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She was the only wife who would not marry anyone with her.

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She is the only wife who he had children with.

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She supported him.

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She was one the first Muslim

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probably the first Muslim.

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She believed him

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from the very first moment

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even when the messenger salani or send them was trembling with fear after he soldier breathed, she was the one

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that reassured him

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La La FC cola however, then

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he lost Khadija.

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And the harm of course was increasing.

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No support in Hashem no support in Mecca and no support in the house.

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So he tried for Lola hottie he was sent them to get some support somewhere else,

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maybe somewhere else and pif.

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The tribes have apply for strong,

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the powerful if Allah subhanaw taala guides them, that would be a good support for Islam.

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And that tells us brothers and sisters, when we reflect upon the serum, there's no harm for Muslims.

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Although we rely on Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, completely and absolutely and 100% is to seek help and support for our cause

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from allies

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from people who can help us

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in times of difficulties,

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he goes to LA Hollywood send them to a thought.

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And he offers

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the word of the heat.

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And he had an awful reception from Allah Holly who said

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not only the people of a pipe rejected his call, but they ridiculed him worse than police did. And they allowed

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their young boys to start stoning the messenger sallallahu wasallam and chase him out of Fatah is bleeding

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until he calls upon Allah Subhana Allah

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la mia come because other one Allah yellowbelly

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he can carry Allah via Ba

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la la La, La, La La La La quwata illa de la. He sat down to La La Holly he was telling them a narrative this

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as it is narrated in a Sierra, to you a la I complained, not to anyone else about

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the weakness of my strength.

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He didn't complain about them. They didn't complain full allottee or tell them about the circumstances that he was going through. He didn't complain about Quraysh he didn't complain about a five. He said I complain about my own weakness. That's what I seek help with.

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make me stronger.

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Either you guys cool Bertha T. welcome letter he let's see.

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I have no means no ways left.

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So it gives me a way.

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Well, helwani alumnus,

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and the humiliation that I suffer with people.

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So it gives me strength and dignity.

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With your mercy I call

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you are the Lord of the week. You are the master of the week and you are my Lord You are my master.

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And then do I

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says lm yakko, Ambika autobahn Allah yellowbelly if you have no wrath against me, that I did, that's all no problem. Now barely. It's not a problem.

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I could care less.

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As long as you're pleased with my effort, as long as you are pleased with what I'm doing all that harm, all that injury.

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It's not a problem.

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And that year,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals a series

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of acts and so on.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran and Sunnah

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Allah subhanaw taala reveals this for an newtab BTV.

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To strengthen to steadfast your heart.

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And at that year,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals a series of ads and so on.

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Amongst them is sort of rude.

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And the messengers allottee or send them commented especially

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on those I had an under swap.

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And he said, Sure, you bet me who don't want our

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hood.

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And it's sisters Bros. gray hair to me.

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Because then hood

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wasn't handouts, Allah gives us instructions about what to do

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in these times

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when things look so desperate

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So dark,

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how to behave, how to get out of this. What do we need to do?

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To reach safety?

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And the owner said the key to that is in verse 112 and 113 solitude.

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Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, stuffing came out with Mert Omen taberna

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when I talk to Joe

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fala Pato in the hobby matter in the hobby match.

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Well, Terrapin Illa de la vollum Fatima Sacco mana, mela clementoni, la mina Alia to mulatto sorrow.

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In these verses Allah Subhana Allah says per step in come out left.

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Stay on the straight path, as you are commanded

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you and those who repented with you

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do not transgress.

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Indeed, a law is all watchful over what you do.

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And don't lean towards those who transgress.

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Because you will be touched by hellfire.

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And then you will have no protection from Allah.

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And then you will have no help and no support.

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Two very powerful verses that deserve

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contemplation.

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Because if we are going through some hard times, we have to look into these verses and analyze them.

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Allah Subhana Allah tells us in this ayah

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that when you are

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going through hard times, there is one way out of it. That's the path of st karma, the path of sticking and staying on the path of Allah Maha of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. But there are three different responses that you can take. And those three different wrong responses is what Allah warns against.

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And he say at

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first,

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well, I thought, oh,

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people can fight oppression and transgression was a similar transgression.

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Allah says, Don't lash out

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with transgression against transgression.

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If someone wronged you, you don't roll them, you stay on the straight path.

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You continue on the path of agile and you turn an email.

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You continue on the path of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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You continue to be who you are.

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The second

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response is to withdraw

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is to withdraw and to be isolated and not to get involved.

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Because Allah says it, stop him come out and tell them and tell them back. And then he ended up he said in Nairobi, medterra meluna, that see,

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a lot is going to see a lot is going to arch. Allah is going to be observant over what you do, how you're going to respond.

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Not Oh, how are you going to sit back there and watch.

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And then the third round response

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in times of hardship.

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Allah says while our total kettunen illa Latina vollum

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some people under pressure, they give up

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and they follow.

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They say

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we just going to be with the victor.

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We have to be part of it.

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Allah says well, actor kennel and a raccoon. raccoon is when the heart

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surrenders is when the heart accept is when the heart accepts anything that is wrong that is rakuen

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there's any leaning towards those who transgress and those who oppress and those who do wrong. Allah Subhana Allah Allah is saying to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the companion, Fatima, Sakuma. Now

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beware, be careful, any inclination towards those who are wrong.

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No matter who you are, you will be exposing yourself to the harshest punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So we cannot be idle,

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we cannot be passive

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and we cannot go along.

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We cannot just say we're gonna pretend

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that we're really not much of a Muslims anymore. Because the atmosphere is just not supportive of Islam. We're not gonna do rakuen

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we cannot not do anything. Because Allah Subhana what Allah says, and now he'll be mad at me Luna Basia. Allah will be watching we'll be recording and Allah subhanho wa Taala we'll see what we do. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to guide us to do the best and to please him like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and companion please Him and to continue on the path of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam as companions upon the matters known was Dr. La Llave Melih welcome fair for them suffering please come forward and make room for your brothers a certain backfill

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi remain stuck in come out and

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be on a straight path be on the right path. How do we do that? And yes, the time is short. I want to go quickly over the three levels of karma versus karma has to be in the heart. The first level of karma in the heart has to do with two things. The two things are karma Nia and taqwa our intention has to be straight. Our intention has to be clear. And we have to know why we're doing things and when to have it sincere for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. All our deeds, all our actions have to be dedicated completely and sincerely for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada for the sake of message of no heat. And then we have to have the top one heart, we have to have the piety, we have

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to have this beautiful law, the preparedness of the day that we meet Allah subhana wa Tada. And to stay on the guidance of Allah and His messenger from Allah hottie He will send them

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the second level of St. Akana is what manifests from the heart on the tongue. And that is the karma to feel cold. And that is to always say the right things always say to truth and stand with the truth, and always to stand with people of the truth and to support those who say the truth was what we say.

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And the third level is ultimate

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is our deeds. And we first start with Allah, Allah, Allah, is we straighten our own apps. And the last chutzpah was about Fallout. And that is how it starts.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala first spoke to Musashi Salaam in the neon Allahu La ilaha illa Allah.

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Allah tala decree, the first thing of loss of Hannah would say Allah asked of his servants of his slaves, pray, Allah. Allah subhana wa Taala brought the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in mirage. He gave him the Salah.

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We fixed the Fallout, we move on to that another sada and then we get involved.

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We do charity.

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And we be advocates for the goodness. For hydrometallurgical Jacqueline us

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For being the better and the good, that brings the best to mankind. That's what Islam is all about.

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It's a message of mercy. So imagine its message that brings the best

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to everyone. And we have to be involved in that.

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The messenger sallallahu wasallam, made it very clear

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that the best of believers

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are the ones right? I mean, come on, come on. For those who see something wrong, they need to change it via D, with their hands with their work. If they can't, they have to speak against it. And if they can't, at least they have to deny it in their heart. And that is the weakest that is the least that is the minimum they can do.

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And that is the path of karma. And when we Pat when we reach that path of karma, Allah Subhana Allah will give us support in this dunya and Allah subhana wa tada will get us out of any trouble that might afflict us, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will bring us victory and Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us what he gave the Sahaba with Rama La La him.

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Allah Subhana Allah says, In the levena call upon Allah.

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Allah, Allah, Allah azza wa jal bill, it comes down to I don't know Oh, Leah hayati. Tanya, what will our hero Well, I can see her Natasha here to come? Well, I can see her method down. Those who say Allah is our master allies, our Lord, and they stay on the path of karma. The angels will descend down upon them the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do not be afraid, and do not be saddened and have the great timing of Draenor that you been promised. We are your supporters in this dunya and in Ankara,

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and you will have whatever you will, whatever you want, and you will have whatever your heart and your your your soul would want. And who does not want to be on that path and who does not want the support of Allah subhana wa to Allah and His angels in this dunya at the time of death, and in the time of resurrection, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to be of those who stay on the path of karma on the path of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions and to aid us through these difficult times and to bring his death and bring to war and bring strength to Islam in this land and in every land. Allahumma is that Islam honestly mean? Why Ali became metacercariae molana Kalamata

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is happy with Dean Allahu Allah double Islam, one Muslim Nina maquila, Derek woman, Islam one Muslim in the short run for

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Allah Malaika Cabeza de de

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una Kiara Bella alameen Allahumma Fellini slightly Muslim in our Muslim not Allah here even humble and watch in nakaya molana Tariq

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Muhammad Ali

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Baba la in the law Hi, I'm a little bit at least anyway to Cordoba or enhance it will Mancha you will belly yeah it will come to Allah come to the Kuru.