Preparing For Ramadan 2015 – Talk 1

Bilal Assad


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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Many apologies for the delay in starting.

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Usually we have three people sitting at the front we have the host the speaker and Akari Alhamdulillah. Allah has blessed us today with the speaker on the curry two in one. So the Quran and citation will be done by the speaker inshallah himself so we will start with the Quran inshallah and then we'll introduce the top

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inshallah, we will soon be hosting a unique and a general generous gifts, I guess, but that only visitors once in a year. I guess that brings mercy and forgiveness. I guess that brings us closer to Allah subhanaw taala and closer to his paradise, and keeps us away from the shame and the hellfire. The guest that I'm talking about is obviously Ramadan. And as Muslims, we are advised that we should be generous to our guests, we should be good to our guests.

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And why they know that we should be the most best to the guests I was receiving in about four days. That is the guest of Ramadan,

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the Salah, they used to prepare for this six months in advance, six months in advance, preparing and praying to Allah subhanaw taala that he gives them life so that they may experience from Allah. And then they used to pray for another six months after Ramadan, asking Allah to accept it from them.

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And one of the Sahaba of the prophets, Allah Lotus when he said that let not be the day that you fast, and the day that you do not be the same day. Meaning that when we fast, it should be completely different.

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One of the scholars who was passed away, may Allah have mercy on immigrants in general. He gave a comparison. He said that if you have a homeless man, do you smell food for many days, who is hungry, and you take him and you put him in a five star hotel and you tell him, you can do what you like. You can eat whatever food you like, you can use the shower, you can use the bed, you can do anything you like, for the next 30 days. So that he can better himself get away from the bad condition. For 30 days later, he comes back and he's lying in the bed. He's not taking a shower. He's not taking advantage of the food. He's not taking advantage of anything. This is like the person who when

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Ramadan comes and it goes and they have not changed. They have not taken the benefits of Ramadan. They have not made it a lesson for them. And this is why we have to prepare for Ramadan. And this is what the topic today is going to be the devil's departure as the shaitaan leaves. How do you prepare for Ramadan so that Ramadan changes so that we can be closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And to address this today, we have chef Bilal Asad, who's come all the way all the way from Australia. He was born in Williamstown.

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In Melbourne, he did his early education in Sharia in Lebanon. And then he did his tertiary education back in Australian biomedical sciences. He I believe by profession as a teacher and he's opened many children's books, one of them cool the story of others. And that's been published publish. And he's also done many popular work on the internet mainly try to accommodate the repenter those who desire paradise and confession of Mohammed salah

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and those who are lucky in the month of Ramadan flocked to pray thoroughly behind him. Just as you witnessed Allah has blessed him with a beautiful voice. So without any further ado, I want to start inshallah and give the mic to Brother

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addresses about the devil's departure.

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Just a little higher smilla hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah while early wasafi in brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Yes, it is my pleasure to be here. And I asked the last panel what Thailand to accept our good work and to reward you and I thank you for hosting me. The people of UK the Muslims, my brothers and sisters hamdulillah We are brothers and sisters no matter where we are, and all the way from across the earth to here

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We have a common bond. And I feel that I am actually among my family. Brothers and sisters in Islam. The Devil's departure

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when Ramadan approaches, the eight doors of gender are open, the seven doors of Hellfire are closed, the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is bestowed the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is released. And the shayateen the devils are locked up.

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All of this is out of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us

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and imagine that it was showering rain, which you're very used to

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perfect example. And the rain reaches every home, except imagine that this rain had a specialty, particular homes he won't reach.

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Imagine this rain, the drops of mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala and they choose the homes on which they will drop a Lost Planet Allah has mercy, his forgiveness, his rewards will drop on certain people. And there are certain people who will be chosen for this Ramadan to feel the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala through it.

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Imagine this Ramadan as an intensive course a hurdle, which you will jump this year, on top of last year. And then next year, another hurdle and so on, until you rise in your purity and you grow and develop. Let me take you backwards first.

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I want to start since the topic is the devil's departure. I want to take you back to the time when Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam alayhis salam. And the great debate broke out between the Lord of the world Allah subhanho wa Taala and one particular creature named Elise, Allah Hinata la de Shaitan, the king of all the shouting, we all know please, we have to know who blesses because Allah Spano Tata says in the Quran, in a shaitana I don't want local factory though, who I do where the shaitaan is your enemy, so take him as an enemy. You've got to know your enemy. If you don't know your enemy, your enemy will get you. The Blaze is the king of your enemies. When Allah subhana wa

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tada said to the angels in the corner of Brooklyn

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he cannot be in the hall

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clean when your Lord said to the angels I'm going to create a human being made out of clay.

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The angels were so surprised. They said yeah Rob

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and he wants this creation they thought to themselves as a last panel Tyler

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is the angrier us have we shortcomings now towards our Creator? Are we not worshipping Allah enough us the angels? call you

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one ask? Wanna know No, sir. biphobia handy. Kanaka de sulak Our Lord they said are you going to create on earth someone who will corrupted and shed blood on earth while we the angels? We glorify your name and we worship you perfectly? If it's after worship, then we worship you you're up Have we made done something wrong in our worship?

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So they want to reply You know, sometimes you make a statement about yourself to get an answer these angels said yeah, we worship and we glorify you, as if they're saying do not worship you glorify you enough. So Allah gave him a very simple answer in the Allah May Allah tala mo and he said, Carla, I know that which you do not know. There's something about this human being that you cannot understand in your status and your creation in your nature as angels, you can understand it. These human beings are very special. I value them, and I'm going to nurture them. You worship me. In voluntarily you can't disobey me. I've created you that way. But these human beings, there's something different

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than all my creations. I'm going to create him from clay. The angels thought were created from nude from light, as in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and there was another creature that he believes he was a gene made out of the fire and he had a status with the angels.

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Now Allah subhanaw taala tested him. So Allah subhanaw taala created Adam, Allah is Allah and when he fashioned him, Allah subhanho wa Taala said to the angels, for either some way

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to feed

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Hey man, oh, he forgot Oh, God, when I have fashioned him and created him, not at that point prostrate to him, not at that point

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when I thought to feed him or rohi and then I placed into him from my soul, it's a special soul, Allah subhanaw taala created, he said, * out the letter fat means immediately bow down in frustration to him. So therefore, we have been honored with something called the soul. And Allah has valued us with that.

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Allah favored us with that. And this soul, my dear brothers and sisters, I want you to remember it. Now throughout our topic tonight, I'm going to refer to it a lot. Because Ramadan and fasting has got so much to do with the soul. And the second element that it has so much to do with is something called an EFS. And an EFS is made up of the three elements, the soul, the mind, and the body.

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This naps has got desires, it's got temptations, it has whims and desires, and you can nurture it until it becomes more valuable than the angels so it goes in line with your soul or you can obey its desires and bring yourself down even lower than the animal

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the thing that we have that angels don't have is choice. And the thing that we have been valued with an honored with is something called the special soul although the angels have a soul we have a special soul which you did not share it with any other creation. So Allah has honored us from the beginning brothers and sisters, I want to emphasize this matter for a reason insha Allah that will ensure a lot reveal itself as I speak about this topic. Allah says in the Quran or an aquatic

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Benny, Mr. Harmon feel better you

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Mendenhall, O'Connor, Lila and we have truly honored the son of Adam and we made them

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rise and float above the sea and the land and we made everything subjected to them Do you not see we made everything subjected to them

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and made them favored over every other creation that we have made favorable?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has honored us from the beginning and he loves us tremendously and his mercy is a nurturing like the nurturing of the mother but beyond that, Masha Allah. So Allah said to the angels bowed down to this, except one, at least he wasn't among the angels. He bowed down to he refused to bow down to the Family Center.

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Now listen to this conversation. Allah said to him, Why do you not want to bow down with one who I've created with my own hands? their beliefs, replied by saying an idol Minho, I am better than him. You created him from clay, and you created me from the fire.

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Can anyone tell me what at least neglected here? What is he avoiding? He said, I am better than him. And the reason he gave was You made him from the clay. And he made me from the fire

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is the reason

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that Allah Spano tala commanded the angels and at least about down to him, because of the fact that he created Adam from clay, or was it something else? So what is it that at least was avoiding to mention here?

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It was, I mentioned just before, can anyone tell me?

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The soul? Yes, it was the soul, this special soul? Why did the police want to avoid mentioning the soul? Because he knows that this is where our value lies. And when a person is envious of you, and wants to put you down and raise himself up, they begin this thing called character assassination. And they begin to mention the lower qualities of yourselves and avoid the qualities which make you better than them. This is a please.

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So then, Allah subhanaw taala and him began a debate.

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And he said to him, the police are Ateca heavenly, the column talay. Do you see this one whom you have honored above me?

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Then he can do reata I am going to do this thing called the neck on his offspring. What does the neck mean? Literally it means to ride on top of a horse and steer with its reins in any direction you please. A well timed horse, and you climb on top of the source and you are an excellent rider, and you begin to steer this horse in any direction you please

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Whether the horse wants to go in that direction or not, you steer it. So a police made a promise and said I shall steer and ride on top of them to the point where I am going to move them in any direction I will just like the excellent rider.

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He steers a well timed horse, such a delicate and intricate description, the shaitan has made a huge threat. In another verse, the shaitan said,

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See this one whom You have made me in error because of him, meaning Adam, because of him, now I'm in error.

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He said to him, and I want you to listen carefully to what he said, he is very important for you to understand this.

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Let the unknown I shall come to them. And beanie at him from in front of them.

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womanhood for him, and from behind them. One a man him and from the right wine Shama ilium. And from the left, fella, well, did you do a thorough home check in you will not find the majority of them grateful, you will not find the majority of them among the Grateful Does anyone know the opposite word in Arabic of sharechat. It starts with a calf.

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Opposite of shacket. calf, you're correct. So shachar is when you notice and recognize and acknowledge the favors which someone has done for you. You appreciate them, like when husband and wife are good relate when they're in good relationship. The husband mentioned the good qualities in his wife and praises her and the wife remembers her husband, and she appreciates the good he does for her. Rather than mentioning all the bad things every time Mashallah some of them memorize it better than the other. So we have to remember and appreciate the good things in each other. So this is a shocker. A Kaffir is somebody who denies the favors of others and neglects them and avoids

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mentioning them. They know that they are there, but they don't want to mention them out of pridefulness out of arrogance, out of stubbornness. So he said you're going to find the majority of his offspring, not grateful,

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they will deny your favors, they will think that they are better than being guided by you, they are going to think that they are stronger than to need the guidance of the coroner, your messengers, they are going to think that they are self sufficient, they are going to think that they are the Lords of the world. In fact, they're going to deny deny you. And everything you do for them, they're going to interpret as being a form of suffering punishment, or some other sort to the point where they are going to disbelieve in your existence by God. At least this is what he was saying.

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Now want you to analyze, he said I shall come to them from the front. And from the back. The Arabic word used here by at least is tn min. Min their front men their back. But when you mentioned the right and the left, he said on the right and on the left.

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Minh means directly with nothing with nothing in between no barrier. So he's going to directly come towards us from the front and from the back with no barrier. Minh means from a distance, why from a distance from the right and why from a distance from the left.

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Because of the two angels, there is an angel on the right, an angel on the left Why have I mentioned this, I am emphasizing a las pantallas nurturing and protection of you from this enemy. Allah is saying on the right and the left I have given them a protection shaitan will not be able to approach you, except very subtly from a distance. Because you see side when someone hits you from the side. It's like you get stung by it so the shutdown can get you from the side from the back. It means that he will deceive you. He will make you see something as if it was a reality. But he's actually false. Allah says in the Quran, as shame upon we are a Dooku Morocco, Morocco being a fashion.

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The shape on always makes you afraid of giving a false promise that in the future you're going to get poor. So go ahead and earn your wealth from haraam so that you don't get poor in the future. your children, your family, you're going to be homeless, so go towards the heroin before you go there and tries to justify it for you. This is from the back from the front. It is everything you see. You hear your friends, how he entices people to come to you. He gets his allies who are the human shouting that anyone know or realize that there are actually human shaped bonds. Right? There is shale oil and shale energy in the process. lm informed us that there are jinzhou shaped bonds and

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there are humans who are shaped on the way

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shaitan literally means someone who has increased extreme income, extreme in denial of truth, extreme and denial of favors. So there's the Jin who becomes a shaitan is extremely the Cofer and the human being who becomes a shaitan is extreme in his or her denial and confer and arrogance. Who is worse?

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The Jin shaitana the human shaitan do you think? The Jin shavon? Hands up you think the Jin shavon? Hands up we think the human shape on

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Okay, hands up if you think the angel shape on that is no angel shaitan there's no angels I thought I was just shaking either.

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The gin shaitan and the human shape on the human shape on is worse than the gin shape on because there are words of liquor that you can say that get rid of the gin shape on how the villa human or shaytaan regime he's gone. My little daughter, she's about five or six years old. Now, if I regret the day, I told her when you enter the toilet seat all the way out of the line, and hopefully we'll have it now. She thinks every time she goes in there, there's a shutdown waiting for us and now she stands out of alignment with energy. Energy. So that's enough, Tara she's gone. He's gone. You've killed him. You've destroyed him. He's finished.

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So you can get rid of the gym shaitan you can recycle And off he goes. You can call the event And off he goes.

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You can save a smile on your into your home. off he goes. And you can come into the month of Ramadan.

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And he is trapped. As for the human shaitan

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you say the lamina shaytaan regime is still in your face.

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Yeah, I'm Nicola Benares, called rebel Falak is still there. What are you saying?

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It doesn't go away.

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So what is the shaitan do when Ramadan comes?

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He prepares some allies

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to leave them behind to represent him while he is trapped.

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So some people are wondering, how do you justify or conceal this hadith that the prophet SAW Selim said that Allah subhanaw taala or that the shell clean are too soft photoshopped in they are imprisoned and chained up during Ramadan yet a lot of us we get temptations and whispers during Ramadan. Isn't that right? We still get whispers in Ramadan. The meaning of that is number one, the shaitan prepares allies before Ramadan comes so bad friends who's a lost man that has mercy does not reach them. Remember the rain that falls on the homes? The rain that falls on the homes? Well, this type of a person's heart is so dark and so full of rust, and has neglected the Quran and salad for

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so long during the year that not even the month of Ramadan or any Korean or any Masjid can affect them anymore. This soul is not nurtured. So the shaitaan uses these people to do what to influence the Muslims, the believers, the ones whose souls are strong, he leaves them behind during Ramadan. The other thing that shaitan does is he whispers to you and puts in doubts in your minds on top of your desires before Ramadan comes. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, let me mention one particular thing before I move on about the shaitan. One thing that we must be aware of a lot of people assume that or a lot of people unfortunately today, they prepare for Ramadan.

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Exactly on the night or the eve of Ramadan.

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And the night when everybody's debating and arguing is Ramadan today or tomorrow. This group does it this way. This group does it that way. And then there is a disunity that happens on the eve of Ramadan La La La quwata illa Allah. So the shaitan is there right up to the eve of Ramadan. And then the person begins to fast Ramadan and tries to do all the good dates and then by the time Ramadan ends, it's like nothing happened. It's like as if it was a wave, a sudden wave that came and went. It's not a leap. It's not a hurdle for them. But then there are people who prepare two months before Ramadan. Did you not hear the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informing us about the virtue of

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Rajab. You know the month of Rajat it comes it's the second last month before Ramadan is the month before this one. Raja rasa Salim is the increase in fasting. Then Shatta Wale, Kane, and I shall have the low one I used to say, I never saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam increasing in his worship, fasting more and donating more in charity than and doing actions of good deeds more than any other month other than Ramadan. More than the month of chawan Why is our Azusa Selim teaching us to prepare this way? Because the shaitan is ready. The shaitan is ready and you

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desire to know is going to get the better of you.

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So you need to train it just before Ramadan so that you can get the best, the best out of Ramadan. My brother here mentioned the beautiful

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story about the terrible thing about the Sahaba of the prophets of Allah, they will send them when they used to prepare for Ramadan, it was six months in advance. And when Ramadan finished, they they stayed for six months after it, worshiping Allah and making that to Allah Spanner to specifically have accepted the rewards of Ramadan. So it's a whole year round. It's not just one month, the shaitan knows this, and he is your enemy. And the shaitan knows that the month of Ramadan, they're going to be away. So they have to prepare to make you lose, they have to prepare to make you lose.

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So we prepare a little bit before it. If you are still able to we are still in the month of show when increase in your fasting. And there's no specific day in show world where you should increase your fasting I also saw Selim used to increase his deeds in all of Shabbat. And one lie, one lie, it has its enormous effect on you. By the time you reach Ramadan, you will be more prepared more than anyone else. And in fact, you'll be the type that will feel that secret mercy, which is bestowed upon an individual during Ramadan have an enormous energy that no one else can feel you'll find yourself being able to wake up in the middle of the night. without any problems, your eyes will just

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open automatically at the time of support. And it's like you've slept all night, your heart will completely will continue pumping as though it is reading. And well I know of people who are so used to their words, repeating the Quran during Ramadan, that when they go to sleep, and they wake up, they feel that the lips are dry as though they were reading the Quran all night.

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These are people who have prepared themselves. You know, if you want to run up a hill, a very steep hill.

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And there is a flatland before it. You don't wait until you get to the edge of the hill and start running upwards. That's going to take tremendous effort. But you start running along pace beforehand on flatland so that when you reach the highest step, at least you will get that extra strength to get you halfway there with ease. And only halfway you need to put the energy because Ramadan is an uphill and when you reach the top insha Allah, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did say, for him and for him and for his nose be rubbed in dust three times. And the Sahaba said who yet also Allah, he said, Men Bella Ramadan when you follow whoever reaches Ramadan, and they haven't been forgiven,

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so there is no greater opportunity than the time of Ramadan for forgiveness. Oh, you who has regretted their sins? Oh, you who knows of secret sins that no one else knows about. And you and you cry in the night and you feel so guilty about you've given up almost hope. This is your time in sha Allah, Allah, to get rid of this burden off your shoulders, and for it to replace in your heart, a sweetness sweetness, sweetness of happiness of a man that you have never felt before. Brothers and sisters in Islam, the shaitaan comes directly from the front directly from the back through his allies. And he through his deception from the front through his allies and leaving a seed in your

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desires before Ramadan. And from the sides. The shaitan finds it difficult that the angels are there. My question is, and here is where the last panel Tyler and his love for you is really shown. Why didn't a police mentioned from above and from the bottom? He said I will come to them from the front the back the sides, but he didn't mention woman folk to him woman.

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Have you ever thought about that? Woman fall to him? Woman talk to him and I will approach them from the above them from beneath him. Why didn't he say that? Because he knows that above you is a loss of power. Who were Tyler whose mercy descends upon you. And when you lift your arms up to Allah.

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Allah does not allow any evil, any obstacle, any distraction between you calling upon your dear Lord, and the last pantalla responding to his beloved servant. It's a direct direct connection.

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And Allah says in the Quran, or either sir like a baddie

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in the query OMG Big Buddha

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friendliest, stingy, Bulli when you mean Oh,

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my God, oh, and if my servants asked you about me, oh messenger of God, tell them messenger of Allah. Tell them I am close. I am very close. You know, like what a mother says to a child when the child wakes up in the night and it's very a child's very scared. See the night

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Me, mom, dad, and they come close to them and they said, Don't worry, I'm here I'm close. I'm with you. You go to school and they say, Don't worry, I'm with you. Just remember your mom remember your dad, you know I'm with you. And a dear friend tells you wherever you go, just hold this remember, I'm with you. So last month, I was telling you like the nurturing mother saying to its child, I am with you for India Kareem I am close, I will respond to the person who calls upon me when they call. So let them respond to my call, let them respond to me. Because the way that I command you Allah is saying is the way to me is the way to me when Allah commands is something will prohibits that

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something he is actually drawing the line or the road for you in how to get close to him how to feel his presence subhanho wa Taala, to the point where to the point where you continue to do the compulsory actions, until you do the voluntary actions after that, until Allah says, I become your eye which you see with your hearing which you hear with your leg with your walk with your hand which you touch with. And if you were to ask me for anything I will give you and if you seek refuge in me from anything, I will give you protection, and there is nothing worse to me. Allah says hater to me, than the time when I have to take the soul of that person out. And he is feeling the pain, while I

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hate to do so. But only to bring him back to me. Brothers and sisters in Islam.

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At least said I will not come at least did not mentioned from the bottom. Why not from the bottom? Because when you put your head down in solitude, and so God is only to Allah, do we make sense to anyone else? No, we don't it is forbidden to bow down or make such that any create create creation except for to the Creator. So when you make that Sousou it is a special connection between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala and a police cannot initiate on cannot interfere between you and Allah. So there are two very close connections in your diet to allow when you're standing sitting on your side. And in your sujood where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said acabo Maya Kunal Abu

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Dhabi Eva Sajid, the closest time a servant is to Allah is when they are in frustration, so make you do in frustration, the shaitan understood that these are two avenues. But guess what?

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In order for the shaitan not to come to you this way. There is one condition.

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He said, Why zytiga Jalali Calloway we are no edge Marine, I shall deter them all and lead them astray. Except one type of servants. Who are they? In?

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their game in? homeowner No, hold on, see, except your servants? Not all of them, among them? Who are sincere, who are sincere. The ones who when no one is looking, they worship Allah still very well. The ones who when no one knows around them, they still abandon the heroin.

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They are not the ones that are only in front of people that act religious. But when they are alone, it makes no difference. Yes, some people are lazy when they're alone. Some people may be feel motivated when they are around pious people that's different. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about the fact that these people in front of others, they put on a show and when they are alone, I don't care whatsoever. These people are not righteous. And the shape on has doesn't care about them, doesn't care about them. He doesn't care that they're going to, you know, be a problem for him. They are his allies. These are the people who will lead you astray. If you haven't prepared

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yourself, brothers and sisters in Islam, having said this,

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the shaitan went on his way

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and what does he do?

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The only thing that shaitan does,

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I mean, we all think that the shaitan is this powerful strong being that makes us do things. No, the shaitaan cannot make you do anything.

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So when he is trapped or chained up in Ramadan

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Why do you get whispers Why do people get temptations? There is only one thing left.

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It is our desires, the knifes as the woman of the Aziz in Surah Yusuf who seduced Yusuf Alayhi Salaam when it was revealed that she was the guilty one. She said when my very own FC or not say that my enough's is innocent, in enough salah and marathon be so in lemma hammarby the knifes truly likes to command you naturally to do bad things all the time. except him Allah has given mercy so my brothers and sisters in Islam in Ramadan, the shaitaan is chained up but our desires are left

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out of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He helps us by taking

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In the shutdowns whispers away and we do feel it. The whispers are much less during Ramadan.

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But when our desires are high,

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we get these human whispers.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us to nurture our neffs.

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When we don't eat and drink, our energy levels go down.

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When your energy levels are down,

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you don't feel like going out too much. You don't feel like being too active too much.

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If a haraam thought comes to your mind, and possibly you do feel it, I mean, I've I teach students so we youth 15 years old, 14 years old, 16 years old, they say, but I still feel like doing heroin and being active in Ramadan. I say to them, but it's not exactly the same as when you are full of energy. When you're very hungry, it's different. You may feel like you want to do something hot um, but your energy levels stop you at a certain point you get tired of it.

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Because when the energy levels are down, then the level of desires is also down. My brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah says about this knifes he says one FCO

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we'll call

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this the snaps in the way a lot fashioned, he gave it the tendency to do evil and he gave with the tendency to have piety, whoever, whoever purifies this naps has succeeded. And whoever obeys this knifes has lost and failed. If you leave a person alone,

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alone without food or water, they can become cannibals. Even though right now if I asked anyone over here, would you eat your friend? You would say no, I won't eat my friend. I won't even dream of it. What do you mean cannibals? That's disgusting.

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You know some people when they come to eat food, there's certain foods they can't eat. They can't digest. Some people don't like tomato. Some people don't like onions. Some people don't like asparagus, or whatever you want. Right? Some kids they get home from school.

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Mom's cooked

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outside in Lebanese Libya again. child says looby

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The other day you made my fourth movie every day. Why don't you make money today? And they start losing it at their mother. The husband comes back from work. Why isn't the food ready yet?

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No desserts. Where's the car?

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This person

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is trained to overcome this desire during Ramadan. But if you left this person alone without food or water, they will eat the asparagus. They will eat the onions. They will eat the looby again, they will eat that metaphor. They will eat their friend.

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Yes, they will. In fact they will murder. They will pillage they will steal. They will even cheat and betray their own family members. They'll probably put themselves before even their brother or sister before their parents before their children possibly the human being can become the most evil of evil if you were to let them go because this knifes you don't know what it is capable of brothers and sisters. Don't ever say to yourself. Don't ever say to yourself, I'm strong I can bear it. I can be alone with another girl in the room alone for hours on end. And I will be the most pious of pious Don't fool yourself. Don't fool yourself. Don't be silly.

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Don't be silly. I also saw Selim, for example, said about the snaps, Mahela Raja Luna murottal a la vaca Anna shaitana 32 human, no man and woman who are not lawful for each other are alone in one room long enough except that the shaitan is the third. Now we said that the shaitan is not only the jinn, but the shaitan is also your desires the human shape on so we have to be aware that this knifes of ours can lead us astray to evil and therefore Ramadan and fasting is a way of nurturing it. The other thing we need to be aware of is this this knifes can also be what nurtured and can be

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purified. How do you purify this knifes this desire? Well, by nurturing your soul by nurturing your soul and the way we nurture our soul is with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala you should start this victory Now. Now. Start your night prayers now if you can. Night prayers means any prayer after I share until

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Why don't you start something called Salah. From now it's in the middle of the day just before the whole time. About nine o'clock. 10 o'clock, eight o'clock after the sun rises. It's too high pray to four, eight, as many as you like Why didn't you from

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Start to train yourself and make a plan that every Wednesday every asset for example of every day, I'm going to spend 20 minutes reading the Quran. Yes, maybe you don't know how to read the Quran, maybe you don't know Arabic. Maybe when you read the Quran, you stutter, you find that hard, it's difficult upon you. Then I say to you, this is also a seldom said, you get double the reward, double. Maybe you've memorized some code and of my heart. You don't have to read it. I also saw Santa was illiterate. How did he read it? He memorized it. So why don't you read it? How are a few verses of witches are met what stops you from that? Read them over and over again. For every letter

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there is 10%. And when you get that automatically, my dear brothers and sisters Think about it. Don't think about it. Automatically your soul becomes nourished and you will feel a strength of spirituality that you haven't felt before. One brother said to me and I shared this with him he said Subhana lebra I opened up this book called fortress of the Muslim fortress of the Muslim Western Muslim Hands up if you have that book. Very good, Masha Allah, I'm so happy. You're doing your work very well written, Masha Allah and you're so healthy and Muslim. You grab that book, and there are a god, words of remembrance. For example, there is one which you can say 10 times a day or 100 times a

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day it's very easy on the tongue Subhana Allah He will be Hamdi Subhana Allah He allowed him Let's all say it together. sapan Allah He will be Hamdi.

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sapan Allah Hill alim. sapan Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah Elohim sounds better than music, isn't it? Better than r&b?

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Right. They told me Don't joke in the UK. They didn't laugh too much. Alright, I'll stick to my natural self. Okay, so the other car which you say during the day really nourish your soul, and mentally saying these words over and over again what law allow them you start feeling yourself very special. You know why? Because you're nurturing your soul. You know, when you nourish your body, and you change your diet, and you start doing exercise, suddenly you find that everything about your mentality about your brain about your system starts to run much better. The bags under the eyes start going you wake up in the morning a little bit more with fresher skin. You start to work in

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your day with a lot more energy and you think how did this happen? You well you've changed your diet automatically. Similarly, when you change the diet for your soul, then it is prepared in sha Allah to feel the closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala by the time you reach Ramadan, Allahu Akbar, the Rama of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends upon you, the angels begin to make for you the shaitan off they go, the mercy of the forgiveness of Allah is open. The doors have opened the core and the month in which the Core M was sent down begins to nurture your soul. The people and their congregations begin to grow. You go to pray Thoreau, we have men and women. Yes, you go and pray that are we when

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you feel the unity of the Muslims in the spirituality, and so can only begin to feel this sudden energy this surge of energy like you've never felt before? Tell me if I'm wrong. So Pamela correct me if I'm wrong? Well, Lucha brothers and sisters, for the person who has prepared for Ramadan and anticipates it. That's the condition and loves it and looks forward to and understands why Allah subhanaw taala has commanded you to fast. Then during Ramadan, you find that you have this special surge of energy that you get up in the hood and you say to yourself, how am I able to do this right now? You go to the masjid and you say yourself, how am I able to stand? 20 Raka praying tarawih How

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am I able to do that? How am I able to abstain from food and drink in any other day? I would you know if I see food and drink I can't wait to eat my best you know, whatever tickles my fancy, but in Ramadan, you look at yourself and no one's looking. And you're so thirsty. You see the tap in front of you see the fridge in front of you. You can easily grab a bit of water and drink it but you abstain from it. This this guilt inside you. Where did this come from? Where did this come from? This is a secret Rama from Allah Spanos Allah bestowed upon you are servants of Allah. Remember this, your soul is being nourished at hamdulillah Your soul is being nourished. in Ramadan, the

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prophets Allah said Lam said every normal hustler that you do good deed is multiplied by

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how many

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70 could guess but you were 60 has a net off. 70 has another 70 has a net. But guess what a lot of salsa Selim said that Allah spent Allah says every action that you do is for you. Except for fasting. It is for me and I reward for it. What does it mean? It means that every action you do has a calculated amount of Hassan net that you get. For example, if you recite the Quran for every letter that you read, you have 10% net, but in Ramadan, it's multiplied by 70 the only difference is there is extra reward in Ramadan, which only Allah subhanahu wa taala knows how much it's worth these extra rewards the angels don't even know about them.

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On the day of judgment, after all your deeds are scaled, and weighed. And you think that you may enter Hellfire because your deeds are not enough. Allah subhanaw taala calls his angels and says, I have with me here a reward for this servant of mine, which I have kept and invested for him on his behalf and her behalf, because they used to fast voluntarily for me, and put these on his or her scale, and enter my servant into genda he left or she left the food and water and the temptation for me.

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And I am the only one who today will especially reward them for not the angels it is not calculate. In fact, it has no calculation.

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Why? Why all of this brothers and sisters, a las pantallas nurturing you,

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Allah is looking after you. And last pantallas making you grow a lost planet that is making you stronger. Like when a parent makes their child stronger. They tell them you have to do your homework.

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They punish them if they don't, you have to do your select. They'll take away something from the if they don't do this on it, then you grow up a little bit more. They let you out into the workforce. You know, they let go a little bit they're training you go for your driving test, right you have to drive by yourself you have to go through it. You go through some burdens and through some suffering. You are only growing through that suffering you're only growing through that suffering and fasting creates for you an enormous tremendous unbelievable conscious like you have never felt before when you first this Ramadan inshallah brothers and sisters Think about this. Use your disease, this pain

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that you go through the fasting and the pain of thirst, I want you to think about it, reflect upon this pain and say to yourself this Subhana Allah I have chosen I have chosen to fast for our last panel hautala in order for me to gain a growth for and I know what Allah wants for me is something great. When you see when you feel this pain, think about this for every pain that you are feeling a loss pantalla is giving you rewards upon rewards for Allah subhanaw taala is Rahim is forgiving. Think about this, when the day of judgment comes, you will look back at this slide and think to yourself, well, ah he it only seemed like one day.

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I didn't ask those who can calculate and they will say in love with them in La Jolla, you know all this life, from the beginning of ads until the end of time will seem to us like it was only one day and you will say to yourself and hamdulillah I did not waste it. Don't be one of those who will say oh no, I can't believe I complained. And I didn't use that one day, half a day as a speck of a speck of time, the time. It feels like it was nothing. And I wasted it for this everlasting world in general.

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Brothers and sisters, think about what you are going to gain out of this food out of this abstinence from food. Think about the empathy that you will be developing. Think about the people who are fasting in voluntarily around the world. Think about how grateful you are to what a lot for the last month Allah has given you. We appreciate things when they are not with us, right? Think about the fact that when you're fasting, you no longer think about

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what we call first world problems. You know what first world problems are? First of all problems there, man. I haven't. I haven't had my coffee today. Do you have coffee here in UK? Is coffee a big thing for a big thing in Australia? Is it a big thing for you?

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Not if it's if it is? No, you're just staring at me. Okay, this is called a breezy in Aussie language breezy meaning you're just looking at me. Okay? If coffee is a big thing in our worry, or you know, I've got a bad temper today. I haven't had my coffee. Or firstworldproblems our man was this the the shower is not hot enough for me. Mom, switch it off. The water has gone cold. Don't you know I'm in here, then she care about me. We lose this temper our parents and our brothers, our sisters, first of all problem issues men. When you're fasting, you look at yourself and said, Man, I don't care about the water. I don't care about the coffee. I don't care about this. I don't care

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about the blank. I don't care about I just want my food. I just want my water. Suddenly you find yourself that oh my god, you don't really need all of that stuff. All this stuff. They advertise on television and try to make you want it. You don't need it. But they make us needed. So fasting protects you against commercialized, commercialized products that make you feel like you need to do this you need to be like that you need to buy this Subhanallah and Ramadan is all about not wasting. So it's about saving. And it's about fixing your mentality and knowing that in this life, it is only a temporary enjoyment and it is a deception. When you fasted Ramadan, you look at yourself and you

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say Subhana Allah, Allah He truly this life is nothing but a temporary deception. I am only a wayfarer on passing by insha Allah I can do this and inshallah will reap the benefits at the end of it and shed a lot on my brothers and sisters. I have been given the time to stop

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And we'll stop here in sha Allah and give you some, maybe a few minutes in sha Allah for any questions that are relevant to the topic I thank you for listening. And I asked the last panel with Iota to help us reach the true benefits of this coming of Ramadan and to make a stronger against our knifes in our desires, make our families more stronger. And together, I asked the last panel what Allah to bring our hearts together more and to unite the cause of our Muslim Muslim brothers and sisters, and to assist us against ourselves and against the shaitan I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this Ramadan, one in which he will heal our hearts and heal our souls. May Allah Allah

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