Islam The Greatest Gift

Bilal Assad

Channel: Bilal Assad

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shafi landia even more serene Nabina Muhammad in wide and he will be here at the marine woman Sara Island ga 30 he Naomi Deen brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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I see some young people here very young people and teenagers and some middle aged so inshallah I intend to address the younger generation and a little bit for the older ones. But our focus is always the younger generation insha Allah Allah the older people are the guiding wisdom in our life have the experience man last minute dialer keep them the light in our life, brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Among the final verses in the Quran that was revealed

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among the final verses in the Quran, that was revealed, most likely, but not definitely but among the last verses, is this one.

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Allium commanded to lacantina or at mentor a coup.

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De tola, Islam Medina,

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Allah subhana wa Taala said,

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Today I have completed your religion for you.

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And I have

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bestowed the completeness of my blessings upon you.

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And I am pleased with Islam as your way of life, your religion.

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Such beautiful verses, Allah subhanaw taala chose Islam for us as a way of life. Not only that, Allah told us that he completed his blessing upon us, meaning through this way of life, Islam. every blessing will come your way

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from Allah.

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And that blessing

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is the blessing which Allah created the whole world to submit under meaning, the way of life of Islam

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is so natural, that it fits with every other creation and the laws which Allah created this universe to be governed by.

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Okay, this is a blessing of Allah Spanner Dinah. Which means that when you follow Islam, the blessing of it is absolute guidance in three ways,

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in three ways,

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spiritually,

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inside your soul,

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mentally, in your mind, and physically, the blessings of Islam cater for all these three areas. And Allah says I am pleased with Islam as your way of life.

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This means that as the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was revealing Islam to us through His actions and words.

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It was not complete until the end of his life.

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So when we look at Islam, we have to look at the entire life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He can't take just parts of it, and leave other parts otherwise the blessing will not be fully there.

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Allah is pleased with all of Islam for us, which also means that if you take part of Islam and leave part of it out, you're not going to feel that happiness. You're not going to feel that gift. Part of the gift.

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So lost mother has completed this Deen. It's perfect for you to learn every aspect of your life. When you take part of it and leave part of you are going to feel the happiness of this gift of Allah Spano, darling.

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Brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will not accept for us except the best.

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And Islam

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fulfills only the best things for you.

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You have to understand that Allah subhanaw taala is the knower of everything. And since he is the knower of everything, the creator of the man and the woman and everything in existence. He surely knows what is best for the man and the woman. Is that correct?

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None of you men here has had been women before.

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I haven't certainly our sisters haven't been men before.

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So Allah created the man and the woman. He knows what's best for both and because he made him. He engineered that last point that made us He created us and obviously he knows what's best for us.

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There are three things that you need to fulfill and fill up in order to be happy. We mentioned them before, who can say them?

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Your soul, your mind,

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and your body.

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Okay. And the last panel Tyler has addressed in Islam, all these three aspects as we said before.

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In body, we have something called

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the understanding of the right and wrong in Islam, the moral The, the right and wrong of practices, what's good for your body, such as your eating, drinking, sleeping, bathing, walking, standing, sitting, working, right, all of that has been covered in Islam. Islam has not left anything out, except that it created and made.

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What? The foundations for everything. I don't want people to say, Well, if you say that Islam has talked about everything and revealed everything, why doesn't it tell me how to operate my Xbox, for example?

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Why doesn't it Tell me, for example, how to make a spaghetti meal, for example, something like that. Islam doesn't talk like that. Islam gives you the foundation, the basis of everything that you need. And from there, you can work on it and hamdulillah you can build offered, it gives you the foundation. So the foundation is most important thing. For example, about the body, for example, about the body.

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Our last panel dial has revealed to us a diet.

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He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, has been no Adam and Luca met, it is enough and sufficient for the son of Adam, for his body, a few bites, a little bit of food for in Canada, but if he has to eat more than that, for Luther Luther was too too soon in math was too soon. However, if you have to go a little bit more than a few bites, then no more than a third, for food, a third floor water and leave a third gap in your stomach to breathe.

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You know, that calms them and they say, brother fulfill the sooner a third, a third, a third, that's not the sooner the sooner is a few bites. But if you have to, you can help yourself there not more than a third. That's the correct understanding. Actually, I don't want to bring, there's also the scientific aspect of it, anything more than what your body needs turns into fat. And if that is not used, it turns into lipids. And these are deposited around

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your body. And also around vital organs in your body, which later on cause liver failure, cause heart attacks, strokes, and so on and so forth.

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So naturally, Islam is in line with what your body needs. And everything that's in it is in line with the what you need for your body.

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If you fulfill it, you will be in the ultimate physical health. That's the first part of happiness. You know, when you give a child a gift, at the moment, you give them that gift, they're happy, isn't that correct. And I want to exhaust everything about before they get bored of it.

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Islam is a gift. And the first part of it that we want to enjoy is the physical part. Okay, like everybody enjoys the physical part handled, they gotta be fit and healthy. But then it's not enough. You need the mental part,

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the mental part.

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And Islam has addressed the mind.

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How to look after your mind.

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How to look after your conscience. They're the morals of things right and wrong.

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You know, let me tell you something.

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Have you ever felt guilty

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of doing something

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on the outside, you justified it and everybody believed you.

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But on the inside, you knew that what you did or said is wrong.

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But on the outside, you appeared in a different light. But inside the guilt remained as this ever happened to.

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Islam comes in and tells you address your guilt, address your conscience.

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It's a gift, remember, so it's got to help you make become happy and enjoy. It cannot be happy until it addresses your conscience and your mind and what intoxicates your mind. So we brought things that are highlighted and that are wrong for your mind. And it addressed the moral code of how you should be thinking so when you feel guilty, I'll give you an example of how it addresses it but also realized it was seldom said and if Mama haircalf enough's worker in the annual Talia Elaeagnus, this is Islam. It says what is a sin, a sin or a guilt? A sin is a guilt that you feel scratching at your inner conscience.

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And you would dislike that people knew that about you.

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So you hide.

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Islam comes in and addresses. I'll tell you what a sin is get rid of that and you'll be happier. You don't need a Mufti, you don't need any chef to tell you. Islam tells you already.

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What does Islam mean? Literally linguistically, it means to submit

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that guilty conscience of yours, if you don't face it, and own up to it, and submit,

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you haven't fulfilled the gift of Islam.

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Islam is about submitting,

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owning your faults, this is morals. So Islam is a gift to tell you listen, you will not be happy, you will not enjoy the blessings that Allah promised you in Islam. Until you understand that Islam in itself is about submitting to your guilty conscience and submitting to the fact that Allah knows and you don't, he knows what's better.

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Don't try to fight it, go with the flow with it accepted.

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You know, for example, about this hadith.

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When you do something wrong,

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the best solution for it is number one to own, you're wrong. That's the first part of submitting,

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and then to admit yourself the wrong. And that's when you can work on becoming better. Islam has already provided you with that gift.

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Thirdly,

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it's your soul.

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And I think this is the ultimate gift,

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which is the most neglected.

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people focus on their body the most is that correct? The mind. Second. But the thing which people neglect the most is the ultimate gift in Islam, and that is the gift of the soul.

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And I want to take you back now, to the time of Adam, Allah has sent a little story for the kids and be entertained for the older ones.

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When Allah subhanho wa Taala, created Adam alayhis salaam, first he made him into a body of clay,

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physical, and this is the part which we focus on the most, because we see it is that correct? So Allah spent Allah started off with the lowest part, or the most, the least important part of the human being, and that is the physical body.

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That's the least important. Why? Because you don't own it, you're not going to keep it, you're going to lose it, it's going to decay, it's going to die. Sooner or later. If it was that important, Allah will not let it

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die.

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It'll turn into dust and soil.

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In fact, the carcass smells so bad and looks so horrific, that you you cannot wait to either burn it or put it under the ground. Some people burn it right. So the least important is the physical self. Yet Allah tells us to look after as well because as part of happiness, Adam alayhis salam was made into a physical clay.

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But it was dark. The light wasn't there. life wasn't in him and a police, the king of the sheltering. He had a high rank with the angels. It wasn't an angel, it was a gin but he had a high rank with the angels. He comes up to this big big and he started to kick it. He started to kick the mold, which Allah molded. Allah says for either so way to who when I have molded him, meaning he molded the shape of Adam alayhis salaam with clay with the earth clay.

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He left it there for 14 days, according to the narration. And a police came and kicked it and felt jealous of it.

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At least is my route of fire

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at least has a high rank with the angels.

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Why has Allah created this being out of the lowest form?

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Have material the angels are made of light. According to the body, the jeans are made of the heat waves. And the human being is made of clay.

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Allah is going to create them and give them a gift Why? What's so special about this guy so it comes in kicks it it has a sound he knows where hollow on the inside. Nothing special needs to say for what amazing meta has created you for.

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For what amazing meta has a law created you has to be something enormous. Something's going on here.

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Then Allah started to place the soul in other

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stuff.

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With his head.

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So the most important part of what is your head? he sneezed. The angel said to him say Alhamdulillah

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he said, Praise and Gratitude belongs to Allah. And so these came became the first words that the human has ever uttered in his intimacy with Allah, intimacy relationship, the first words that

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have the relationship between us and Allah was the phrase al hamdu Lillah

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which means that if you want to nourish your soul, saying hamdulillah and say words of the Quran,

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Allah His first words to add them were

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your hammacher of book. Your Lord gives you mercy.

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Not your hammock, Allah, your hammock, Rob book is a difference. Rob means maintainer, provider, caretaker, the creator, you use it also for your parents or you use it for anyone who's in charge of maintaining and protecting something. Allah is the maintain and protect the provider. nurturer so Allah uses the word Rob, when I lost my dad, I wants to make you feel that you are under his care. Allah uses the word, Rob.

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And when he takes away something from you, it's in order to remind you that he is your Rob. So when he takes it away from you remember you don't own it, who owns it, Allah, Who controls it, Allah, what does that mean? Is that up? So Allah said they are hammacher of buceo, Lord gives you mercy. And those were the first words from Allah to is to the human being. No one else received this gift. The first was from the human was 100, in that the first was from a lot of the human world. Your Lord gives you mercy.

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Allah,

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what kind of a gift is this? First, it's mercy. Then it's this special soul. And there's this intimacy happening. shaitan is getting jealous is about to crack his head, and then suddenly, the soul reaches the stomach.

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Now he feels hungry, and wanted to get up and eat.

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But his legs there was still paralyzed. There's no soul in him. So he couldn't get up. And Allah said, clinical insano Minaj and, yes, Mancera. hamdulillah. Yes, Allah He gives him mercy. Allah says, Lord, but there's a problem. There are designs. When the soul reached the desire, Allah merely said, conical insano Minaj and man was created out of hastiness.

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Now hastiness is the enemy

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of our intellect, and the enemy of our soul designs.

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Yet Allah subhanaw taala was patient with us, then the soul reached this the legs, and the law said,

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for either so way to, once I have molded him,

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listen carefully, one or two, fee him a row he, and I have blown into him from my soul,

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my soul,

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cerca de la who says God,

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then immediately bow down in frustration to him.

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Allah did not order the angels and at least about him when he was a clay structure.

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He did not order him to bow to him when he was only in his head, where the soul was only in his stomach. But when he was fully inside of him, and the gift was given, which was

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the soul, Allah said, that's when you have to bow to him.

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We are not favored because of our bodies, or our beauty, or about how good we look on the outside, or our status in society, or how much we can show ourselves in pride. We have been gifted with a common gift, which is called a rule, which is the soul.

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And then Allah completed it with the guidance of Islam.

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Islam is in order to protect that soul number one, number two, your mind number three, your body and all of it returns back to

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honoring the soul, all of it. Because Allah said, as soon as I placed the soul into him, bow to him. So it's the soul that Allah gave us as a gift and Islam he gave us to maintain that soul.

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Then Allah said one lemma Adam and asthma and then a lot what Adam all the names for Cornell

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And then he said

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to the angels, tell me these names Tell me these facts. And they said only, we've only been given little of knowledge.

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But realize some people assume that the angels were called to bow to Adam, when he was taught the names, actually, they will, they will talk about him when the soul was placed into him.

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intellect rises and falls, but intellect was also a gift. And the intellect of the human being

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was something which he did not give to the angels.

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Therefore, the human being, has been given two things,

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two tools, which he gifted us with subpanel A dialer, and then gave us Islam, to be guided with the soul and the intellect. And Islam fits the soul and the intellect perfectly. Anyone who goes off Islam, your intellect is ruined, and your soul is ruined.

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It doesn't work any other way.

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At least became jealous of this. And he refused to bow and we know the rest of the story.

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And then we were tested, and so on and so forth.

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The first test was with Adam,

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a simple test. He said to him, don't eat from that tree. That tree doesn't even have a name. We don't even know which tree which tree, that tree when you say to something that

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we don't even know which one which one? Well, it doesn't really matter which one because not important, because that's not the purpose. We'll show you what the purpose is. The purpose is to live the gift of Islam. submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because you trust in Allah, because you know, Allah knows more than anyone. Because you know that a lot of that is your creative is your opinion. And they guide you to that which is the best.

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When do we refuse the gift? When do we start tarnishing the gift? When do we start? Not? When do we start abusing the gift? When we start abusing our submission to our last panel dad, disobedience, that's when the gift starts to become boring.

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becomes boring, the gift of Islam.

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And that's when we complain. We say why is Islam not giving me happiness? Why am I not guided? Why do I still feel miserable? The problem is not in the gift yet. The problem is that you've used the gift, you need to fix it. You need to fix the gift again, need to fix this lamb.

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The Sahaba is in the past the Taliban. They used to set in the Taliban they used to say that we treated Islam like the crown on our head,

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and the world everything else was like material in our hands. When the crown went out of place, we dropped what was in our hands and fixed our crown. Today, it's the opposite. The crown on our head is the world materialism, and the dean is in our heads. When the crown which is the materialism goes out of place. We drop Islam and fix our material then we complain.

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I'll give you an example.

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One particular sister got married. After being in an illegitimate relationship with another man. The man embraced Islam in order to marry the woman.

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What's the first problem?

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What's the first problem?

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became Muslim for the woman? He took the gift for the wrong reason. Does it work? It's not gonna work. You abused the gift.

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The sister had a relationship with him. Does he stand alone?

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No. Why? Because it's gonna harm you. The only reason was gonna harm you. Allah will not give you something he will never ever ever make something halen that will harm you.

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He won't soprano will die. And he will only make the Hara if it harms you

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out of his love. Otherwise, we can't call it a gift. What kind of a gift is this?

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A gift has to be the type that brings you joy, not misery. So if Allah makes something halal or haram in Islam, it's because it brings you joy and keeps you away from her.

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Adam ate from the tree

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and he was destined to be on earth not because Allah was angry with him not because Jani there was something special about the tree.

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But it's that connection, the gift,

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allowances to keep that relationship with him,

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when at least was able to play with his head that he abused the gift which Allah gave him. And Allah wants him to be stronger than the shaitan who wants to be stronger than the desires? It starts with this footstep, and then the next and the next and the next.

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And allow us to teach us that our curiosity is what makes us lose

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A gift. Because everything forbidden is desired.

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You say to yourself, the only reason it's forbidden is because there has to be something good in there that I'm missing out on.

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For example, if I got five boxes, and I placed five boxes here,

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five boxes.

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And on the first four boxes, there are no locks, no locks.

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And I reveal to you what's inside of them, and enclose them. On the fifth box, I had a look. And I said, Nobody is to open this box. And if you trust me, there's nothing special in there anyway, that will benefit you, so don't worry about it.

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Then I placed the key next to the fifth box, and I walked out.

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What would your minds tell you to do? After a while

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to open the box that has the lock in it's like us when I was a child, we go to the hospital, for example, and you see that red button?

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You have to press the red button. Why can I press the red button?

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There has to be a secret. I have to press the red button.

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Childhood goes in an elevator. like Chris every single button that's there. Why? Because he can't press and then present they want to press it.

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Right. Sometimes you tell your child what's in it. You want to teach a one year old or a two year old don't go near that fire. They see the candle they see the orange they see the blue this colorful, colorful, the child wants to come and touch the flame. So what do you do?

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Bring his hand close to the flame and let him feel the eight. That's when they move. Oh

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no, it wasn't gonna change my color and rainbows in the air. No, it was gonna do something bad.

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Isn't that correct? It's forbidden because gonna harm you. And surely a parent who cares for their child wouldn't let them touch the fire. We have to press the red button. So the alarm can go off and everybody's vacated. And patients can die. That's what's gonna happen.

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So my dear brothers and sisters, our curiosity is a killer. We have to take what we can't we're not allowed to take. So you open his box. So what are you finding there? Nothing.

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Any good.

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I opened the box. I feel guilty. And I didn't even get anything out of it anyway. Now imagine you opened the box and there was powder gunpowder in and exploded.

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And you harmed your fingers

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in regret for the rest of your life. Why

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shouldn't have done it? It was forbidden this curiosity isn't a correct. So first thing is when brothers and sisters. If you complain that Islam is not giving you the joy, it's because you violated something of it.

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Find out what it is and fix it. Because it's impossible that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you a gift that will harm you.

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And the first thing you need to monitor is this that the only reason he forbid something is because it will harm you. There is no secret. For example, alcohol has been forbidden. Why?

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Allah acknowledge some benefit to it. He told you, gambling and alcohol has some benefit. But the harm for you outweighs the benefit. It outweighs it. So stay away from it. I'll already told you and it's clear.

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If there's any if there's no good it'll tell you there's no good if there's any good, some good. Then people want to intoxicate themselves with alcohol. What happens?

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They start to kill, they start to abuse. They bash their spouses, they bash their kids. They throw themselves in front of cars. They do weird things. They talk they're in a guilt sell to you that you catch them out.

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alcohol.

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So then you find some people coming up and they say look in a little sip of alcohol is alright so long as I'm not getting drunk because Allah forbid intoxication. And if I take a drug I'm not intoxicated take it doesn't matter. You violated the gift as to why because the last mother did not say anything just like that the promise of the law to send them comes and tells you whatever A lot of it makes you intoxicated then a little bit of it will be heroin. Why? Because the first drop into your system. That little drop, and then the next drop and the next drug even if you drink in moderation.

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If you drink in moderation, you're okay. Wrong from a scientific perspective.

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Alcohol over time, ruins your liver, even in moderation, bit by bit. And that's why I keep drinking because it's addiction. It's an addiction.

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Eventually,

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brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah forbid pork. Why not? Because the pig

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itself is evil. In the muscles that go around bashing pigs, killing pigs, pigs come down can be really nice. You know, read in the paper the other day that a pig saved the life of his owner. One owner had a heart attack, the pig went out into the street will lie and stood in the middle of the road. And someone stopped and the pig walked towards the house, the owner of the car went towards us and found this found the pigs owner having a heart attack called the ambulance oxen mobilizing.

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The pig in itself is not an evil animal. But why did Allah forbid it then? Why did he call it ninjas impure? Why the pig is not impure for a lion or a beast, that pig is impure for you. So when a law called measures, he means Allah is thinking Allah subhana wa Taala is talking about the human because the human is the most valuable thing to a lot. So when he calls it impure, Allah means for you. It's impure. If you eat it, it's not compatible with your system that I created. It's going to harm you. And anything that harms your body means that it is impure. That's why the word measures. That's what the word measures means. Measures means it is not compatible with your natural bodily

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system. It will harm you. For example, if you drink urine, God forbid, no one will do that. It's measures why because it's toxic to your blood. It's toxic to your blood streams. That's why it's measures but you give it to a dog to lick it's not necessarily a dog.

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Islam is a gift to protect you.

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Everything halal and haram is to protect you.

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We go back to the sister who married this person she was in relationship with

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for a few years actually in her own relationship. When they got married. A few months later, they became divorced.

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Yours in her own relationship. They were fine.

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They get married in the holiday, they get divorced. I wonder why? Islam is supposed to be a gift. Finally they made up the idea to go Khaled.

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But it all went wrong. Do you know why?

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Number one insincerity.

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Number two, when you get used to the huddle,

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you've got to expect that you need time to get used to the Hillel after that. For example is funny joke that one chef I heard once but it's great moral. He says there was this janitor, the person who cleans schools. And this janitor had one job to clean toilets and toilets alone.

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He cleaned toilets for about 20 years of his life. And all he was used to was the smell of feces, poo.

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And p

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young kids laughing to pnpp he was used to that smell.

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And one day, listen carefully. One day, this person walked into a perfume shop. And then he fainted from the smell.

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Because his nostrils and his brain was used to impure smells, it became accustomed to it. He needed time now to get used to the pure smells.

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metaphor.

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When you get your soul used to haraam, then the Hillel has the cleanser. You need to be patient.

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It's like a sickness. It's eight in a way your body. The medicine needs time to heal you. You have an operation in the time to go through hardship. You don't say What's this man? His operation didn't work stuff, the doctor stuff, the operation stuff the medicine let's just kill myself. No, it needs time. Right? You need to go through some hardship, cleansing yourself. Isn't that correct? Like a person who gets used to drugs, they need to detox they need to get the drugs out of their system. They go through heavy pain, pain that feels like this, as they're getting cured. Until Hamden they're they're sober and rehabilitated and finished.

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So my dear brothers and sisters, this is the problem. It's the problems not in Islam, it's a problem of violating that gift.

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This person began to blame a law for her misery.

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Why? Why Why? Why? Yeah, this was your choice. You made that choice. Allah says in the Quran.

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King can Oh,

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for me of LIMU

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it is not us, who oppressed them and wrong.

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But it was them owns knifes. It was their own self that oppressed themselves. The only person who oppresses you is you.

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Allah does not oppress anyone.

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Now let's get back to the soul.

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The soul is your greatest gift, when you die, the soul does not die.

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Allah preserves

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because Allah said, I placed in him from my soul. Don't confuse my soul with Allah Himself.

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My here is a metaphor.

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It's a rhetorical statement, mine meaning, this special soul which I have created for this purpose, that no one else will have a share of.

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You know, when you say

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you know, you say for example,

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I care about this person, care about this person care about this and but this person, this person's mind,

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what does that mean?

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It means that they are the most special to you, I will take care of them I will protect them special. So when Allah said when I placed from my soul into him, it means the greatest most special gift which Allah preserved that no angel, no gene, no human has the soul except the hit an animal sorry, has the soul except the human being.

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Okay? So it's not to say that we acquired from Allah.

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This soul Allah does not destroy it.

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Now brothers and sisters, you need to maintain and nurture this soul.

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How do you nurture?

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Number one?

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With the closeness to a law,

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the soul does not need food. It does not need oxygen.

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That probably explains why when you dream Have you ever had a dream when you're under the water? And you're talking and breathing under the water? Has anyone hands up? You had a dream like that before we have under the water but you don't drink?

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No one's ever had that dreaming?

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Why have you have you under the water? Oh, you're in space and he's still talking and dreaming.

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Must be drinking too much water or something?

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not drinking anything else.

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Anyway, anyway, the soul in your dream, it's able to travel the entire universe called the butterfly world. And the reason why it doesn't need air it can talk and everything underwater in space is because it doesn't need oxygen doesn't need food. So the salt that's my point here. So the so my dear brothers and sisters, you need to nurture it with something else. The nurturing of it is Vicar, Vicar,

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Vicar, which means remembrance of Allah.

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And I want to tell you this story you probably heard in one of my lectures on YouTube, I'm not sure. But it's so relevant right now that I want to mention. I have a friend or colleague teacher teachers with me at the school. This particular brother, very religious, very down to earth. Very simple. Michelle, every time I sit with him, my worries go away. And you should always have a companion who's positive. We were talking about that before. optimistic positive because you become a positive person. Surround yourself with these types of people. So we're going to pick up his son from the kindergarten as he was parking his car, the wheel hit the curb. Has anyone heard this story?

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No. Good. I feel good about myself now. hit the curb. You know what he says?

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What would you say if you hit the curb?

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hamdulillah What else? What do most people say? Honestly?

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Maybe a four letter word starting with S or an F. Maybe something like that.

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This brother he said a lot.

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So I started laughing. I got started with a lot. It's just the man made law. They shouldn't hit the curb. When you're driving. You say stuff a lot. It's not a last law to say stuff for the law.

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He looks at me says what? I said you said it's not for the law for hitting the curb. Said the law said yes. What's wrong with you? No, no, no, no, no, no. No sangstha for law because I hit the curb. I know it's not a sin. I'm not violating laws laws.

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So the minute you say stuff for law. Well, I said this word that I still remember till today.

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He said no. Because when I was younger, I had this accident. I bumped into something. And I said a swear word.

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And I said to myself, so Pamela I shouldn't be like that.

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I need to get myself used to whenever I'm startled or in shock. I say words of the

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I programmed my brain to do them just like a person program.

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The brain to say swear words. You know how that you know how its programmed, right? Do you know how, how? How do you get used to it?

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Why? Why? Because you, you hear someone else do it? Right? We hear our parents and maybe not our parents in show no one here.

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We see it on TV. So as children we behave as we see, we copy. That's how a child starts to sway. It's not born to sway, you can reprogram yourself so that your brain says was of the good instead of the swear word. So he says every time I got shot or styled, I say a word of the court and this time he came out.

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I said Why? He said, Because

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imagine our shocked one day.

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I'm about to have an accident, but someone Hello.

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And I'm shocked.

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And I've programmed my mouth to say words of the

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and then I die after that accident. My last words will be words of the Greek.

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Isn't that amazing? That's the nurturing of the soul. Yeah.

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Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said you Botha miroir Lemma Mehta, a person will be gathered on the day of judgment on what they died upon.

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Man can as you can hear

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whoever's last words, let alone into paradise. That's not the truth. I'd like to make a note that not literal if you're someone dies, and the last word is not laid out in a lie doesn't he's going to hell fun.

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Did you know The last words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself? We're not getting a handle on. Did you know that? Did you know that? Rasulullah assassins last words were not.

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His last words were salatu salam.

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So that's a lot and those who have been tried and trusted.

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So it wasn't a little long. But the

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the context of it is that whoever dies, while their habitual words are based on the meaning of life.

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So whether it's 100 in whether you're reading or whether your last words were mostly mostly words of

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this would means this was your this was your action. This is what you lived upon. Whose last words with analog meaning their last belief, and their last actions in their life. Towards the end of their life, days, months, wherever they are years.

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They were consistently upon the meaning of life.

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So whether you say stuff or the law is say nothing, whether you the last thing was prayer, even if your last words was something else. I love my mother, I love my wife or I love my chart, it doesn't matter. Because generally speaking, what you're lost and the parts of your life towards the end, were based on the teachings of your Morehead you will do the actions that serve. Anyway, the point is brothers and sisters in Islam, to nurture your soul get it used to Vicar. And one of the ways is that when it startled or shocked, the converts,

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most people die.

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With we've heard about that last drug drug load that died here in Sydney. Remember, what was his last words at the doorstep? anyone read the paper?

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You're in from Sydney. I'm from Melbourne. I read about it.

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Because that read about drugs. That's a good thing. I do. So we read about this guy who died in Sydney and he was shot over drugs and things and he knocked on the door his last words were some swear words those efin whatever got me or something like that. We don't want our last words to be like that your soul needs to be nourished and in your soul is nourished. Your words are constantly the broccoli Santa's gonna be the cleaner in the masala muscle SLM, said, fresh in your tongue always with the court of law in law. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, your soul is your greatest gift. And Islam is the greatest gift of guidance that keeps it protected in sha Allah

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Allah.

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thicker,

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thicker.

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When you're standing, when you're sitting, when you're lying, lying down.

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before you go to sleep, after you wake up when you eat when you go when you come constantly on your tongue. Insha Allah is what nourishes your soul and your happiness begins to rise. Now here is a beautiful gift hidden within this gift. This is the gem of the gift of Islam you're ready to hear the gem of the gift of Islam. You cannot enjoy the gift which Allah gave you

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until you are connected with the one who gave you that gift. Isn't that correct? When your parents give you a gift, or you give your children that

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Gift

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What does that create?

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relationship good cry from the child.

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So the lights on the lotto send them said they had

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to have boo. give gifts to each other. Increase your love for one another.

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The reason Allah gave us the gift

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is because he loves you.

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And Allah wants you to know

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that is always close to

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that's the crux of the meaning of this Islam. Why did Allah give us Islam?

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Because he wants you to know that he is close to listen to what he loves it

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I was going to shoot on the regime

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or

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the

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knee in

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Korea claudi

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4g

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is the

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friendliest g booni when you move

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which means

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and when my slaves asked you about me

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and Mohammed Salah they will send them and when my slaves ask you about me

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I am close.

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I am close.

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I respond to every single request

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of the person who calls upon me

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if they continue to call upon me.

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So let them respond to me. Let them come closer to me with my guidance Islam. Police the Jubilee, let them respond to my call. And Allah has called us through the enemy's messenger. He calls us through His Islam. Let them respond to Islam, let them respond to my gift. Let them accept my gift. All these meanings, let them accept my gift.

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What do you mean Oh be and let them put the absolute faith and trust secured in their heart towards me. Amen comes from M. amendment security and a law called a man from the word security which means you cannot be men unless you are secure in your heart that Allah truly is your Lord and you trust him. That's what he meant means fell Yes Does he believe let them accept my gift of Islam. Let them accept the call, when you mean ob, and let them secure their faith in me not mere shadowing in the hope

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that they will reach what they yearn for young children means that Allah will take care of all your problems and worries and requests that you want a rushed means to reach your goal. That is good. A rushed means to reach guidance or rush the law means you don't mean so that they may be guided to the place which brings them the happiness and success in this world and the next

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let's go back on it.

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We're either Celica by the

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way either

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means in English and if

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but, either

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is different. If If means in or either in South Africa or either Celica the difference between in South Africa and either by both in English means if is this

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in seralini means only if

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they ask about me, either is more open.

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Whenever they asked me

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constantly asked me. So Allah is telling us ask about me all the time.

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Not just when you're in need, not just when there is a problem.

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I want you to ask about me because I want you to have a relationship with me.

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I want you to know that I'm close to you.

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Always ask about me. Always. And the best way to make

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the best times to make

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is when you don't really have a need. You just want

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To talk to him, we've forgotten that closeness to Allah is just talking to Allah. If you love someone, don't you love to talk to them?

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If you love the company, don't you just talk to him pick up the phone, you talk to them, is that correct? A wife always complains, my husband never talks to me. It means she loves you.

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And when she wants you to talk to you, and when she talks too much to you, it's because you love each other.

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Allah wants you to talk to him.

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So that's why I use the word either, which means always ask you about me. I want them to ask you about me. This is what I love them to do. I want them to ask you about me. Then Allah says something amazing. He does not say then tell them that I am close then tell them it doesn't say that.

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Naturally, if I say to someone, look, if someone asks you about within tell him that I love him. Isn't that was not the proper sentence. But Allah doesn't say that. He didn't say if they asked you about me then tell them that I'm close. He said if they ask you about me, I'm going to take the answer myself.

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My slave UNCLOS have always been close. directly. I'm going to talk to you, you know, like a king. If a king says to his

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Vizier.

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My people are asking about me. Can you go out onto the balcony and tell them that I love them?

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That's one way. And the people get Yeah. But when the king says the people are asking about me move out of my way. He comes out himself to the balcony and says I love you old. Isn't there a big difference? Big difference? The intimacy is quite amazing, isn't it? Allah is saying if they asked you about me Yes, all along who's out of the way.

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I will talk to them directly. Because this is what I love to say. I want to tell them my slaves UNCLOS. And I've always been close. And I always will be close. When you asked about me and didn't ask about me. I was always close. Whether you're Muslim, or non Muslim, that pretty controversial vs mlms said it's only the believers. Possibly, it has a point. But I say Well, according to some of us, you don't even for the non Muslims. because how else does a non Muslim repent? If Allah was not close, he wouldn't accept the repentance? Is that correct? Allah is always ready for any repentance. And when a non Muslim becomes a Muslim, Allah was always there to hear him as soon as they say the

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Shahada is that

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when you make sin, and you repent is that there always always in the corny but I'm close, or gee Buddha with a die either the hand now here is another

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irregular sentence.

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When you say to someone, listen, if you ask me, I'll tell you. If you asked me, I'll give it to you is not what we say. If you say sorry, I'll forgive you. Is that correct? Isn't that correct? If you respect me, I respect you. Isn't that the proper sentence? There's some people that say, respect only those who respect you. I respect anyone to their respect. So respect and I respect you. That's the proper sentence, right? But ally uses it in the other way around. It says I respond to the caller. He gave the answer already.

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So he gave the answer before the question. He didn't say if they are, when they call upon me, I will respond. That's the proper sentence. Allah said no. I always respond.

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So long as they continue to ask about

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because a large response is definitely

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it's definitely

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but you're calling upon Him is not definitive. It's unstable.

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You may ask you may not. Allah is telling you, my response is always then I will. The problem is you, you got to do your part. And again, Allah uses either it doesn't say in dime, if they call it that means I want my state slave to always call upon me. Always. Dinner Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam say, men lamb, yes and in law, Wiley, whoever does not ask Allah, Allah will become angry with them.

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If you don't ask Allah, Allah becomes angry with

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what kind of love is this? If you if someone keeps asking you for things,

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what are you going to do to them in the end?

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Imagine someone coming up to your door.

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We've run out of sugar, sugar, give him sugar.

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Two hours later, knock. Listen, I want to water my garden. I've lost my house. It's not what can I use your house to give him the house?

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Cars back. I forgot to fill up my car petrol. Do you have a tank that I can borrow from?

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A picture of a tank and he comes up to you guys say listen I'm too tired to go to get the picture on the tank can I use this hose to take some petrol out of your own car put it in mind say yes

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come up to me and say listen man accompany stuff to go to the shops to buy stuff tomatoes wife got any more tomatoes in there just give me a couple

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Indian What are you gonna do to him? You're gonna grab the tomato and throw it in his face.

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You're gonna get the house and whipping with it.

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Hello Neighbor everytime you coming asking for things show me my

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inherited inherited me or something?

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Isn't that correct?

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But Allah subhanho wa Taala says the opposite.

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He says I'll become angry with the union if you don't consistently asked me. Oh, La La La quwata illa Allah subhana

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wa kammok. how merciful is Allah and how patient he is with us. He says if you stop asking me to become angry with you,

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who says that statement except someone who loves you immensely. beyond any mission.

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You ask and you ask when you ask, Allah says I will become angry if you stop us. In fact, I will become angry with you if you do not insist and persist in your work. Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said is Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah, make dua to Allah and be consistent and persistent. This mighty brothers and sisters the point of this is Allah who gave us the gift of Islam, he only gave it to you because he loves you. And Allah already dances you I am close, I am close the entire court and is talking about intimacy between you and Allah.

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Now, here's the question

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How could one loves you this much, give you a gift

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that will not bring you happiness in this world and the next

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saying how do they learn?

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Unless they hadn't and he had one Malka Nananana de de La Villa and

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Allah said, say praise and gratitude to a lot who has guided us to this

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and would have never been guided.

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If Allah did not guide us toward

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for some Allah Mohammed, while early wasapi edge mine Thank you for listening

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