Many Ways Of Doing Good

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The importance of physical and financial actions in achieving reward and merit in Islam is emphasized, along with the need to be mindful of one's wealth and avoid rushing during busy seasons. The speakers stress the importance of committing to one's forearm and avoiding negative consequences, including planting trees and giving charity. The speakers use examples such as the Amazon and wildfires in Alberta to show how the renewable energy industry has changed the way we live and work. The speakers emphasize the benefits of green energy and reducing emissions, including reducing energy consumption and reducing emissions.

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batha en la hora. I'm attending and I mean Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik, ala Sayyidina, Muhammad Juana and he was having he he may, or praises due to Allah and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow His guidance, who follow his way who follow his teachings, his creed, his methodology until the last day,

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respected brothers and sisters in Islam respected guests, Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Today inshallah huzzah Allah, we are exploring yet another very important topic from amongst the topics of rebuttal cyclohexane gardens of the righteous by emammal Noah we are a Hema who love with to Allah, may Allah have mercy upon his soul. And the chapter today, he entitles as barebone fee by any kestra to total kill hire, that is the chapter pertaining to the numerous or the many ways of doing good, the many ways of doing good now, it is from the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala from the grace of our Creator God Almighty, that he has blessed us as Muslims,

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with many ways, and many avenues to do good to do righteous deeds to draw nearer to him to draw nearer and closer to Allah Subhana Houma Thailand. And what this also means is that we end up with so many different acts of worship, which warrant different degrees and levels of reward and merit by allies as our agenda. And as the prophet SAW longlining he was setting and he wants to to shadow your loved one his wife, he turned to Russia. And he said to her, when she asked him about how you know, people and how they come to perform the pilgrimage, how they come to perform hajj, and she was asking whether they all received the same reward. And he said no, he said, agile Allah Kudrin masaka

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that the reward is in line or based upon the Ashoka which is the hardship. So the more the more hardship The more you endure, the more reward that you will gain from Allah subhana wa Tyler and Angela Carter l Masako reward is in accordance with the hardship.

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Now, when it comes to the word reward, you know usually we use the word agile, the Agile reward, or we you know, we often say ha senath has an F or for web, this is these are all synonyms, synonyms, of of reward and merit from Allah azza wa jal. Now, when it comes to performing good deeds, when it comes to performing righteous deeds, the basis of these righteous deeds are three and

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good deeds will either originate from what the one I might have termed as juvenile Bethany that is a,

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a an exertion of effort and struggle, that is physical, that is requires physical actions. So there are physical actions which end up whereby we end up gaining reward from Allah azza wa jal due to Bethany, the second one is ultra Malley, that is that you, that you that you that you are struggling or that you part with your wealth, so that you do good deeds as a result of parting with, you know, with your wealth. And the third one is maraca and that means it's made up of both. So there's a physical element or component and there is a,

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a financial component or a wealth component. So that's pretty much how we going to gain our rewards, either through a physical action or through our wealth, or through a combination of both. Now let's dissect this further. We'll get back to the first one which is eligible Bethany, which we said is physical effort. Some examples of physical worship, include what includes solid sila, for example, requires us to

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be at you know, to perform solid at certain time to be performing the actual actions of the salah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, saw Luke and Tonio solly pray as you have seen me praying prayers you have seen me praying.

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So solid consists of movements of

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actions, physical actions and actions of the tongue. So there are actions of the tongue there are actions of,

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of the limbs. There are also actions of the heart whereby you need to have a present heart when you are praying that you have lost that you have that sincerity. Okay.

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What about another act of worship? So yeah, so yeah means fasting, okay, whereby, you know, we fast during the month of Ramadan, or we fast outside of Ramadan. So fasting in Islam is not limited to the month of Ramadan, one can fast Mondays and Thursdays Thursday. So what's known as the white days a yam will be which are the 13th and the 14th and the 15th of every Islamic calendar month a yam will be the reason why they called am will beat or the white days is because it is during those three days at the we have a full moon and the sky is illuminated with the whiteness of and the brightness of the moon. So, there is the CME as well fasting and you know, there's Ashura and there

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is out of out of fat fasting that they have out of, many of these are, this is a physical act of worship.

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Another physical act of worship would be Jihad would be again, you know, an Islamic country being attacked and defending the you know, your your country and, and doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala that is a physical act of worship. So then we move on to the second one that we spoke about and that is a Judean Mally we said, oh god Malley that you have this jouvet and Jihad with your wealth. I mean, you know, as human beings we love wealth, we love money and Allah subhanaw taala in in juicer ama, inducer ama the 30th

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part of the code and the theme and the theme of wealth is oft repeated. I mean, Allah subhanaw taala says, You know what, bonal Mela hogben Gemma are to hit bonell man, you know that you love wealth, we we as human beings, we have this natural inclination to wealth in the Arabic word for wealth is man man and, and the word man it's about

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having an inclination and so, our knifes our desire has this moon, it has this moon has this inclination towards wealth, you know what to hip bone and malherbe Benjamin and you know people, most people are distracted from the worship of of God from the from the from the worship of Allah azza wa jal because they are so busy, you know, accumulating and amassing you know wealth. So, it is very again this is something that we need to you know, always to be to have that balance, you know, Eman while bannana Allah says Allah man and children, your wife and children, other adornments of this life, you know, people are so preoccupied, you know, and the theme of being occupied with your

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wealth, and this concept we find that throughout the Quran

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so, so partying now not leaving your wife, you know, a parting with your wealth, that is a struggle, you know, because it's so dear to you, why do you want to give up something that's so deep, you're only going to give it up to that which is dearer to you? And what could be dearer to you then Allah azza wa jal and you know, and your only part, you know, with your wealth to that which is directed or that which you know, you really want to gain happiness from so.

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And men and men and, and, and,

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and one should struggle in giving towards,

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you know, so many good causes, whether it's, whether it's a cat I mean, Islam in Islam, one of the five pillars of Islam, one of the five fundamentals of Islam is the cat and Zakat means that it obligates Muslims who have

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who have a certain amount of wealth that they have kept for a period of one lunar year and they have to give 2.5% of that wealth to the worthy recipients or deserving recipients that I mentioned in sort of October chapter nine of the poor and verse 16. It mentions the eight that are deserving, whether it's the poor people or the needy people, or the administrators of the Zakat or fees severely left for the sake of Allah, which we'll talk about in a moment.

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The traveler who's lost or means,

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you know, etc. It talks about the eight recipients of zakat. So, that's one way and when you give me from your wealth, another another another term that's that's another concept that we have in

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Name is SATA, SATA, and SATA Cummings charity. And the word Sadako comes from sin, said Sitka means truthfulness. So, you know the prophet SAW Selim was a father who was truthful, you know the abacus. He was given this attribute of upset about the subject the truth for one who believed in the prophet SAW Selim and believed in his message, when everybody around him was disbelieving.

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sadaqa comes from said, so if you want to know how truthful you are, in your love of Allah azza wa jal Are you one who was ready and to part with your work for sake of Eliza, we're done. So this is from a Jewish family that we are talking about here. So

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we have Natasha, this is another way of parting with your wife, Natasha. So there is a cat, which Islam imposes, and there is also enough of coverage Islam imposes on for example, husbands, you know, husbands are to, to be giving nefa and producing nataka towards the family members towards you know, towards the wife and towards the children. And Allah subhana wa tada mentions this in the Quran as well.

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So again, we have this nefa and Subhana. Allah Islam even imposes certain Africa, even during the period of divorce and the period of a death that a woman goes through, whether it's a first or a second vocable divorce, there's no sadhaka or nothing after an irrevocable divorce, which is a third and final divorce isn't enough apart as per the Hadith, which is found in Sahih Muslim.

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So this is another another, another one of the jouvet and Manny, let's go on to the next one. And we said there were three types of

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the three main types we said, we spoke about the physical and the wealth, and there's one that's made up of both and the one that's made up of both would be like hedge, see hedge, you need to spend money to go to hedge you need to you know, you don't need it for Salah you don't need to spend money to pray, but when it comes to hedge, it can be very expensive. I mean, in this day and age, you know, talking Australian dollars, you know, especially for example, in Australia, we live so far away and we have to, you know, you know, take you know, two maybe two flights. It's a it's a journey that takes about

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you know, some could be up to 20 hours all up you know, so and then you have to pay for your flights and plate pay for your accommodation and pay for your sacrificial animal you know, you could be out of pocket anywhere um, you know, up to 7000 8000 maybe $10,000 Okay, so that is something whereby you have to use your wealth. And at the same time, it's there is physical aspects you know, there is the tawaf, there is the salary there is going to Minar there is going to a artifact that was done to Metallica, there is you know, coming back to Mecca, there is powerful word that this is all requires a lot of physical effort. So some acts of worship require both physical and it requires your wealth.

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Another one would be jihad. So she had requires for example, the purchase of weapons, okay. And it also requires for you to sacrifice be ready to sacrifice your soul for the sake of Allah azza wa jal in in defending your your, your country. So the beautiful thing about Islam is that there are many ways of drawing close to Allah subhana wa Tada. And I guess it's important to note that the best way to draw nearer to Allah first and foremost is by committing and by being committed to your forearm, or your wedge, you bet your obligatory Judas to Allah subhana wa Ireland and they're the most beloved of dates to Allah, which, you know, salette and cm, Ramadan and Hajj Okay, those things that

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are obligatory of them, categorically the most beloved deeds to Allah, do not be fooled by shaitan and being by being distracted by doing these other DS which are which are which are praiseworthy, and which are meritorious, but doing them at the expense of a fault. And that's how shaitan sometimes work and distract us. So

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the beautiful thing about his snam is that there are no boring bits. So what is beautiful about Islam is that we have a variety, a multitude of way of ways in in in worshipping Allah azza wa jal without getting bored. So we have salah and then we have a season that comes from a bond and then we have another season that comes hedge. Okay, and then we have Friday at the end of the week to look forward to and then we have these five daily stops, you know, whereby we rejuvenate and refresh in that

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And we, you know, recharge our battery, you know our Eman and our soul through will do and through solid look at look at the favor of Allah azza wa jal look at how there are so many ways you don't get bored in a step we haven't gone holidays for acts of worship, you know how beautiful it is, you know, to travel and to meet people from all walks of life and backgrounds, that that is a blessing that in itself is a blessing that we you know, that there is a variety of ways of drawing nearer to Allah subhanaw taala that is not limited to one way or another. And there is a great wisdom in that allows our journeys, Hakim, he is the wise.

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So if again, if we worship Allah in one way, in what did we say said we said it becomes it can become boring and monotonous. You know, it just becomes too routine, we lose that you know, the essence of it.

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Also, when we do worship Allah in many different ways, we just find it more soothing and more therapeutic, and we find it more invigorating for our soul.

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And also, it's part of the trial of Allah. So when you have different acts of worship, and allies trialing us, you know, okay, you're doing this act of worship, but are you going to do this one as well? Am I going to do this one as well? is a test and that's what life is about. Life is this test this, this, this empty lab, from Allah subhana wa Island. And so we find what he said is that we find that there are many people out there, you know, under the banner of Islam, who are doing innovations, who are who are doing or committing heretical actions that are not that have no basis in Islam. And the reason why I'm bringing this up now is because we'll hold on why do we need to

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innovate? Why do we need to, to produce something that's not part of the deen not part of the religion when the religion is complete? Okay. We have so many ways of worshipping Allah and during the purity, yet you are producing these new and innovative ways of worshipping Allah azza wa jal, you know, and Allah subhanaw taala says one of the final verses that were revealed to mankind,

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Allah Yama Akmal to Allah codina, comb that today I have perfected, perfected your religion for you.

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And, you know, and the when, when God came to the he came to Armand, he said to him, Look, you have a verse, if this was revealed to us, we'll take this day's a day of, of holiday of celebration. He said, I know when it was revealed, he said it was revealed on Friday and the Juma and we take this day as a weekly holiday. I mean, you know, Juma Fridays, that is, you know, in most in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Thursday and Friday are the weekends of, of the Muslims, you know, and Saturday is the day that work begins.

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So, we have to remember as Muslims, that if you want any act of worship to be accepted by God, by Allah, that he has to meet two conditions, the first condition is that the sincerity that we do things purely for the sake of Allah, that we do things for God's sake, we were not out to please the people and by the way, no matter how much you try, and please people, you never you will never play them what pleases them overweight, you know it about oneness, a hire to lead to director II try and please people, no matter how much you do, you can never really fully please them. So, but you can please allies origin and allies origin will reward you and compensate you in this life and

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compensate you in the hereafter. So, the first condition for the acceptance of any act of worship before you do any act of worship, you need to ask yourself, why are you doing this? Are you doing this for Allah sake and if you are doing it for Allah sake, then that hamdulillah if you're doing it the place that people need to change your intention, quick, smart. The second condition is conformity that we need to make sure that we do worship God. We have a basis we have a foundation and that is the Sunnah of the prophets. I send them the way of the prophesized fella I mean, he is a walking talking for an prophets

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are what are they doing? They're practicing what the revelation that has been sent to them. So again, we have to always keep this in mind because again, there is so much misconception out there. You know, there is so much ignorance out there people worshipping a light in the way they see as being fit they the way they view the world. And it doesn't work that way. And that's why God He sent Allah sent prophets and messengers to mankind.

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Now when it comes to doing the many ways of doing good, there is proof in that in the Quran that there are many ways again, we can just say these things. And remember, never we Rahim, Allahu taala, or Muslim scholars who come up with these headings and with these topics, they have a basis in the end or in the swim that a traditional prophet SAW online. So what is the evidence

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There are many ways of worshipping Allah if we open up the Quran and we go to the second chapter of the answer to Baqarah, in verse 148, a lot of panel with Allah addresses us and he says first typical pirate, festival, and pirate, you know,

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you know, you know, race one another to do hierarchy. hierarchy is the plural of higher, higher means, goodness, higher is the singular, higher. Good. hierarchy is the plural. So another area in Switzerland be at verse 90 are lots of panel with Anna, he says in the home can in the home, can you say the owner feel hierarchy that they used to, you know, hasten and be quick to doing lots of good actions, lots of good deeds. And again, the word used here is pirates, which is the plural of hype.

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So, there's, there's the evidence, now, we have to remember that as human beings, we are different, we're not photocopies of each other, that every single one of us is unique. And that, you know, even this is, this is proven by the very fact that we have

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you know, different fingerprints, there are no two fingerprints in the world that are alike. We are unique individuals. And part of this uniqueness means that we have different personalities that we have different inclinations, different moon kildonan met Mel before moon, this inclinations, some of us are inclined to certain acts of worship more than other acts of worship. There's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with that. And we find that in the Sahaba.

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Some people are very inclined to their Salah very particular about their prayer about the five prays in that they particular about praying them perfectly all the time and praying them in the masjid and praying them on time waiting for each prayer, you know, is it time yet? Is it time? I need to pray I need to pray on time. There are Muslims who are particular about that.

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There are Muslims who have a lot of inclination towards reciting the Quran. The reciting the words of Allah azza wa jal, some Muslims, they finished up on enemy three days. Some Muslims, they finished it every month. Some Muslims, they finish at once a year, some Muslims, they finish it and one on one once or finish it, you know, three times every Ramadan or 10 times that Ramadan. They have an inclination to the words of Allah to the 6236 verses that exist in the Quran. The signs, they are signs that lead to the greatness of Allah azza wa jal.

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Some people have an inclination towards Vicar towards the remembrance of Allah, whether it be morning remembrance and evening remembrance and Remembrance after Salawat and remembrance for this occasion in that occasion, and this is another higher another act of goodness, some people have an inclination towards spending money on good causes, whether it's building houses of alarm messages, mosques, whether it's, you know, contributing towards a world in a country that is deprived of water, whether it's, you know, building Islamic institutes, whether it's finding poor and needy all around the world or orphanages, this is what Muslims do, they, they're Muslims out there who Allah

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has given them wealth, and they use their wealth as an investment. For the Hereafter, they want to see the returns of it in the hereafter. And I'm not interested in this life.

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And then there are those who are interested and have an inclination towards pursuing Islamic knowledge.

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That's an act of worship. That is actually a great act of worship to be pursuing Islamic knowledge. Very important in a day and age, whereby there is so much widespread ignorance and misconceptions and innovations that are taking place around us. And so we need knowledge of knowledgeable people, to, to enlighten, to illuminate the wait. For others. It's very important for there to be individuals who are learning about the deen and the religion of Allah, which is derived from the two primary sources that is the Quran and the Sunnah, the core and the book of Allah, the final scripture sent to all of mankind, and through the sun that the Prophet Muhammad sallahu alayhi wa

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So, one of the greatest acts, you know, we're talking about Zakat before so knowledge is very important and, and and pursuing Islamic knowledge is very important. But there are many

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brothers and sisters who want to pursue knowledge, right, but they can't afford it. They want to travel for example, in the pursuit of knowledge, because when you travel, you know, you come across some great scholars there might not exist in your country or your city. And so you there are some

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keen students of knowledge right? But they have very limited to the resources they have in their city and they want to travel, but they can't afford it. Did you know that feasibility lab is one of the recipients of Zakat feasibility lab he can give you that you can give your Zakat money feasibility lab and the ruler man, the scholars of Islam said that you can give it to those individuals who want to go and pursue Islamic knowledge you can give us the cat to them. So you can actually pays the cat towards

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a male or a female who wants to like set let's say, husband and wife, I'm talking about female having a maharam because she cannot travel without a Muslim. Okay, so she wants to go out with her husband. And you know, and learn about Islam. You know, we haven't we had an initiative here in Sydney, it's called build the believers a very beautiful initiative, and what building the believers is about, it's about and some brothers and sisters who formed an organization or who fought who formed a group, it's online, you can you can actually search it, build the believers, I think it's an important initiative for every city, you know, to send out especially in the Western world to

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send out students have knowledge to go out and he can't afford to go and you know, and pay for the tuition, etc. to go away, to seek that knowledge to help them and their families, you know, living in an environment where they can learn and come back with that knowledge and enlighten the people that are in their country in their city, a very beautiful initiative. It's called build the believers. Okay, this is something mela reward the brothers and sisters who actually have,

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you know, come up with and coined this, this this initiative, or this title of this project, building believers, because we are in much need, I mean, how can we have a community of you know, 1000s upon 1000s of Muslims, and yet we only have a handful of scholars of mushiya horseshoe or students of knowledge or people performing Dawa and yet we have all the you know, a community that's probably plagued with problems and you know, how much can a chef do so you know, you we need to be always supporting the scholars and always thinking about ways of producing scholars and producing Muslim leaders and coolest Islam God.

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So, this is just an introduction that I wanted to give regarding the, the this chapter of the numerous ways of doing good in the many ways of doing good Now remember, never we Rahim, Allah to Allah, he

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began this chapter with a number of verses from the Quran and I'll share with you just two of those verses.

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For the sake of you know, brevity and time constraints, but Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for example, in in in one in one

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in one A, which which many of you know in sorta says Allah, Allah subhanahu wa taala he says from a YAML, Miss tala Salatin, hieron era familia Mel Mishcon as a rotten era, that is that whoever does good, equal equal to the weight of an atom, when you do good, that is equal to the weight of an atom, a veteran, okay. Or a small ant, an ant size, you know, action, good action, you will see the outcome of that the fruits of that, the positive effects of that you will find it whether you see it in this life, or in the hereafter. So, again, when it comes to the many ways of doing good, don't belittle do not belittle any good deed. That's what Islam teaches us. Another verse in the Quran in

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surah, two jatiya Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, men Amina finally a handful enough see that whoever does a good date is for your own self allows the minion doesn't increase his kingdom doesn't increase his knowledge doesn't increase his power doesn't increase or decrease. It's for yourself. It's for me, it's that's what it's about when we do a good deed and this is something that we always need to remember. Now remember, now we are him a hula hula Allah, He now enumerates a number of Hadith prophetic traditions to do with the many ways of doing good

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and these are the prophets and prophetic traditions and the first half I want to share with you is found in Muslim now I can't go through all of the

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all of the Hadith because of time constraints but let's share some of those Hadees that mmm no we hand selected for this chapter. The first one is the Hadith of

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the Allahu Allahu Allah. He said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he

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said that when you get up in the morning, charity is jus from every one of your joints, and that there is charity in every ascription of Glory to Allah. So when you say Suppan Allah Subhana Allah, or

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what you notice be how for every test we have, there is a silver cup. And for every time you say it hamdulillah there is a southern island every time you say la ilaha illa that's a charity that's, you know, that's a sadhaka every time you say Allahu Akbar, that's a sadhaka

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Hon maruf enjoining the good when you enjoin others to do good, there is a sadhaka there is a charity, nationally Moncure that when you

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again, when you you know, tell people to forbid them from committing evil, that is a sadhaka Okay.

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And then he goes on, and he and he says, Well, you just zoom in danika rock I tiny your car, you're terrible who Matt minister, that the to the cart of the truck out of Doha, the two units of cheap train, in which is a prayer that you pray anywhere between, you know, the sun, once the sun has, has risen at least a speed a species length above the horizon about some, you know, 15 or 20 minutes above the horizon, if you pray to units from that time up to vote any time and you can pray up to eight, you can pray them in, in for lots of twos, you know to for success. So,

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if you pray two units of blood, that equates to all of that, that equates to all of that. Now, in the Hadith, the prophet SAW Selim,

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he spoke about, you know, 360 joints in the human body, there are 360 joints in a human body.

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And it is these joints that enable us to move. It is these joints that enable us to make these movements. And

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if it wasn't for these joints, it wouldn't be possible for us to move.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala, the process is reminding us that Allah is deserving of praise, you know, for giving us the ability to have this movement. So again, we can praise Allah and show our gratitude through saying Subhana Allah through and hamdulillah through Allahu Akbar through La ilaha illa Allah through an emerald mouth, which is enjoying the good through forbidding the evil, you know, a nephew and in one car.

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So again, we have many ways of showing our gratitude, and our thanks towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Another Hadith. Mmm no included is also the hadith of Abu Dhabi Allahu anhu. And it is found in Sahih Muslim.

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And here, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, the deeds of my people, good and bad, were presented before me. And I found the removal of harmful up objects from the road among the good deeds and flame, which might be in a mosque left and buried among the evil deeds. So Islam goes to the extent that if you see an object on the road, that can cause people harm, okay, that can cause an accident, or that can you know, cause some sort of,

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you know, negative result, some, you know, in multiple other so removing that object, this is from the goodness and this is from Islam, Allah actually compensate you to that extent.

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The Hadith mentions also if you see phlegm in the messenger, now this was back, especially back in the in the days whereby the massages were just, you know, there was no carpet, you know, there may have been someone who has was ill or has spent whatever, and if you see this, then you should recover, you know, to that extent and this, I think this would also apply to, in general if you see filth, if you see dirt in a Masjid, it is from our faith, and from a man that you remove it, that we keep our massages clean, that we keep our mosques clean because they are the houses of Allah azza wa jal Will you eat the house of Allah subhana wa ala

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Abu Salah, the Allahu Allahu Allah mentions another Hadith, which is found in Sahih Muslim, this is an interesting Hadith. Some people they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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and they said to him, he Rasul Allah. The rich people have taken all the rewards, the rich, the wealthy people have taken all the rewards. They observe the solid as we do, you know, we pray, they pray,

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and they can give sadaqa out of this surplus wealth so they have an advantage.

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reach over us, you know, they've got extra wealth that we don't have.

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So, you know, they'll sort of complaining that they've got wealth. You know, they've got something that we don't have that and they can draw nearer to a lot through this wealth.

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And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he heard this, he said, has has a lot of prescribed for you,

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a course following which you can also give sadaqa. So he said to them, Oh, hold on, hold on. Sokka is not limited to just financial sadaqa. It's not limited, just not limited to just finance. And then he goes on, and he gives examples of South Africa. And he says, in every declaration of the glorification of Allah, so when you say sapan, Allah, when you said, so panula that is a charitable date. That's a South Africa. So Panama, when you say

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Tukwila, when you say Allahu Akbar, that that is also a sadhaka, God is great.

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Oh, God is the greatest. And every time you say it, hamdulillah Praise be to Allah that is sadhaka. And when you say la ilaha illa Allah, very subtle, and enjoining the good, that is subtle and forbidding the wrong that is Sokka.

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And then he says,

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This is interesting. And he says,

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that when a man has conjugal relations, so having conjugal relations, you know, husband and wife relations, he said that is also Southern by now. And so have that on your love on him. The Companions heard this, they said yada Salalah

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he said him and he said, and they said, they said, you know, how is it that that we are rewarded, we are rewarded when we are you know, satisfying our, you know, intimate needs, we're going to get rewarded for that. We're fulfilling our desire. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, he said to them,

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at some level that I have Haram, let's say that person did fulfill his desire, okay, through a harem through an unlawful way, you know, Xena through through adultery or fornication. He said that if a person did it through through an unlawful way, would would he not?

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Would he not be any sinful on his part?

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And so he said, similarly, similarly, he said, psychedelica Eva, I have Phil holonic and Allahu Akbar. So when you do it in a halal way, okay, through marriage, that you will get rewarded for, you will actually get rewarded for you get the edger for so this hadith highlights some important points.

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First of all, we can see the enthusiasm of the Sahaba for surpassing others in good deeds, you know, and and this xR force, there is this challenge of doing good deeds all the time. You know, they want to compete with one another started back it's a it's a competition of encouragement as well.

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We learned that when that some acts that are more back in nature that are that are normally just they're allowable. It's not far it's not magic, yet.

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those actions if you have the right intentions, for the sake of Allah, there can be an act of worship.

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So you might be shortchanged. You know, you might be shortchanged, and you don't have the dollars and cents to give in South Africa. Well, guess what, there are other ways of doing South Africa. There are other ways the processor has said that you can actually have South Africa and

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if you abstain from a sin, if you keep away from a sinful deed, okay?

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And you have the intention that you are doing it for the sake of Allah when you can commit that sin, by you keeping away from that sin, then you will get rewarded for it. You have an opportunity to commit the sin but he lives for the sake of God. You live in second Eliza Jen, Allah will compensate you and will reward you for so this is another encouraging Hadith. I'll give you another Hadith against a panda lots of the Hadith in this chapter about the Allahu anhu is happy to sponsor a Muslim and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, let me know Maru fish, a willow and a haka. be watching

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He said,

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do not believe to any good date. Again, there's an encouragement not to look down upon dates or This is nothing. No, do not belittle any good date even if it's meeting your brother, your Muslim brother, not your biological brother or sister, your brother from another mother, or your sister from another mister. Okay? So it's about what's it about? It's about you meet them with a smile. That's a charity

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that don't underestimate and the man that have a smile, it's the son now the publicise in the process of setting is known for his smile.

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You know, he was a, you know, imagine trying to dabble with a grumpy face.

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And that's why what has been said about a smile is that a a smile is a curve that sets many things straight.

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That you like that one. A smile is a curve that sets many things straight.

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So don't worry, be happy in Sharla

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there was always any inshallah horchata there was always hope there was always light at the end of the tunnel, he shot a lot. And what does this What does this small group it creates that affection and it creates that friendship amongst your brethren. Another Hadith is the hadith of Abu huraira the Allahu anhu and this hadith is found in Bukhari and Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Man ohada lol Masjid the

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man mannahatta MSgt Aurora

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at the love hula hoop Philly genetti loulan Kula Malhotra that whoever goes to the masjid whoever goes to the mosque at dawn or dusk for Salat sir morning or evening, morning or afternoon.

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Allah prepares a hospitable abode, a place for him in general every time he walks to it or comes back from it. So again,

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it's this hadith induces this hadith induces us to go to the masjid and perform salud in Jannah in congregation Islam is about you know, unity, it's about congregating and this is why we pray together it's preferred for a Muslim to pray in the masjid in the mosque five times a day. If it's feasible, if it's if it's if it's close by

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Islam encourages that we fast all together that we break our fast or together that you perform Hajj in one season in one time. You know that we give the care to our needy brothers and sisters. These are the some of the many ways that Islam brings and unites us together

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another Hadith I want to share with you that mmm and no we included is the heart of the Allahu anhu

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and it's found the Bukhari and Muslim and it's addressing the women and the prophet SAW Selim. He said yeah, and he said and Muslim met. Yeah. And he said and Muslim met. He said, Oh, Muslim women never belittle Latta, Khurana, Jonathan. Lita, Raja wallow fusina Shah, he said, Muslim women never belittle any gift that you give your neighbor, even if it is a horse of a sheep. I mean, you know, back then, you know, it was probably more about you know,

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living, you know, maybe agriculture and farms and in animals and, you know, you give this part of an animal or that or some milk, you know, in this day and age, you know, don't belittle what you know, giving a small gift to your neighbor.

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You know, it could be some a soup that you've made, you know, sending over a,

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a bowl of soup, or some sort of a meal or awesome drink or whatever, but you've made a some cake or dessert, you know, here you go. We we wanted to share with you this with you, Islam is very particular about By the way, being good to your neighbor, you know, love thy neighbor. I mean, the prophets I send them was, was given so much instruction about a job about the neighbor. Okay, so much. So the process, Helen thought that gibreel was going to tell him eventually that your neighbor can inherit you in but you know, it didn't get to that stage, that's how close a Muslim should be with his neighbor. Irrespective of the of the faith. Okay, so being good to the neighbor, and having

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a close relationship with the neighbor.

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And that your neighbor should not be fearing your harm. And this is you're not a true believer, if you're, if your neighbor, if your neighbor fees, fees you and your harm, you're harming them, you're not a good Muslim. That's what the prophet SAW Selim has said.

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So again, any gift presented sincerely by a neighbor

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should not be treated any should not be treated. Humble however ordinary might be just say hamdulillah You know, this is a good sign. Another Hadith This is some of the many ways of doing good. That's what we're talking about here the many ways of doing good. Another Hadith which is about hora de la Mancha, which is found in Bukhari Muslim also,

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apostle Selim, he said, as a man that faith with on WhatsApp or on our own was to assure that that Eman has over 70 branches. There are many levels and or branches of a man of faith is faith isn't just one in one branch, many branches of Amen. And he goes on and he says, The up the upper most of which is a declaration that none has the right to be worshipped by Allah. So the highest level of a man is to c'est la ilaha illAllah. To believe and to declare from your heart and with your tongue, that there is none, that there is no god deserving and worthy of worship except Allah.

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And then he goes on and he says, and the least of your Eman now said we said amen is of the greys right and branches, the highest estate, let you know, the least of your Eman is the removal of a harmful object from the road.

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Removing again harm

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it can do damage as a family recently I'm driving I experienced that personally, you know, driving on a, on a motorway or a freeway in in in in Sydney, there was an object on the road, which which I was driving and

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it was one of these spawning off the back of a truck or something like that, and it's flying up in the air and just hit my car and damaged my car. So Pamela and just, you know, had somebody seen it before me and removed it, you know, I wouldn't be out for so many dollars in for fixing up my car. Have the day that Allah compensates. You know, Allah compensates us. So we say handle anyway, we don't complain as Muslims, not complaining. But I'm just giving an example of how you know these things can happen. So again, I think we need to make an effort, when we do see things on the road, we need to make an effort to remove objects that are harmful or can cause people to have an

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accident. But in saying that you have to ensure your own safety as well. Because in some of these roads, it's very dangerous. Or maybe the least that you can do if you can't remove it physically, yourself because of the danger that's surrounding pick up the phone and call the local council and say, Look, we just want to let you know that there is a harmful object on the road, it should be removed. Yeah, that is that is the same thing as removing it. It's what Islam teaches us.

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And then he goes on and he says, and modesty, modesty, I'll hire him to have that modesty, that sense of shame and modesty. and higher. Oh, he says I'll hire Oh, sure. But women and men just being modest, that is part of faith, another good way to another one of the many ways of being good.

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We have another hadith of encouragement. And this is an interesting how do you fix the hadith of Abu Dhabi, a loved one who has found him highly Muslim. And this is the incident whereby a man was walking on his on his way and he became very thirsty.

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he found a will and he you know, back then he went into the will the type of wallet he went into it. And he scooped up some water and he drank some some water and then upon leaving the well he saw a dog which was panting out of out of out of thirst. And his tongue was was out and he was eating moist, any Earth from the extreme any thirsty and he was going he was just eating the the soil, you know, to get the water out of it. And so when the man saw this, he went back into the world and he filled up his leather sock, you know, with what I put in his teeth and climbed up the world and gave it to the dog. You know? And so the profits are long while he was selling them.

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You know, you know he said that Allah appreciated his action and forgave his sins. Allah God appreciated the action of this man towards when he turned to an animal and which animal a dog. Okay, and then, and then the companions are supposed to send them when they heard this hadith. They said you're a sort of a shall we be rewarded for showing kindness to the animals also. So when we show compassion towards animals, how

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are we going to be you know, rewarded? And so the prophets I send them he said frequently, Fabian wrote that in Agile Is it a reward is given in connection with every living creature. You get rewarded for you get compensated for another duration is another Hadith

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And the process of selling, he said that Allah, He forgave him in appreciation of this act and admitted him to gender. So he actually allowed him and and rewarded him with paradise as a result of this action.

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Yet we have another narration that there was a dog that was going, going around the world and was about to die out of thirst. And a prostitute, a prostitute from bandwith saw infant, the children of Israel happen to see it. So she took off her little sock and loaded it into the world and she drew out some water and gave the dog Yeah, need to drink. And Allah for gave her an account of her action.

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So there you go, you know, don't belittle any act of goodness that you can do.

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Going back to removal of harmful objects and how you feel about your loved one who

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SLM said he said, I saw a man going about ingen Harrison Harrison Muslim, so how Muslim he said I saw a man going about in general and enjoying himself as a reward for cutting from the middle of the road, a tree which was causing inconvenience to the Muslims.

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He removed this tree that was you know, hanging over the road,

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or the pathway and another generation of men who passed by a branch of a tree leaning over a road and then decided to remove it and save himself Wallah, he I will remove it from the web, the Muslims so that it would not harm them and account of this he was admitted to gender.

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So sometimes it's the simple things. It's the simple actions.

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Another Hadith

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and this is talking about the excellence of Juma a Friday prayer.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, he performs his work perfectly. No, Santa will do. He performs his work perfectly and comes to Juma prayer and listens to the hookah silently to the sermon to the hotbed the scenes which he committed since the previous Friday, plus bonus plus three days now in other words, we have a total of 10 days 10 days will be forgiven for him. And one who distracts him serves himself with pebbles during the football will get the will not get the reward of German

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women must sell hasakah level.

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by perfecting your will do by going to the gym operate by listening attentively to the hottie to the man to the chef,

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you will have you know your your sins of 10 days forgiven. You know many Muslims are not unaware of this. They talk during the Juma they finish it they play with things. If you play with things, then you are diminishing the reward of Joomla your Joomla you've gone in a year you fulfilled your duty but you've fulfilled for for an abundance of reward. It's important to to go early. It's a point of perfection. We'll do it it's important to listen attentively to the man, not just hear him. Yeah, I can hear the man but are you listening to the words of the Imam to the very words of the hottie?

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So again, this hadith teaches us to take any full care when we are when it comes to our walk and going to Juma the excellence of Juma, you know, which is obligatory upon saying, Muslims, if you're an adult, if you are a resident, as opposed to being on travel, if you're traveling, there's no if you've traveled to a place and there's no question, there's no drama, no drama, you're, you're excused from performing the drama, you don't have to go to extremes to find a place to praise your mom. A lot of Muslims might not know this. So you have to be a resident. And of course, if you are ill, you don't have to go to Jamaica, women don't have to go to Jamaica. It's not obligatory for men

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if they can if they want to, if there is a place that is available for them.

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as for performing jomar at home, it's not acceptable. Gemini Friday, prayer is at the masjid, there's no drama in the in the home. There's no Friday prayer that is conducted at home. And you can't pray to units at home. If you're praying at home, you pray the Lord which is for.

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So again, if you go to the jamara you have your minor sins forgiven. I mean, there's another Hadith

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that I want to share with you about the excellence of Waldo. the excellence of Budo of that's also found in Sahih Muslim Hadith Abu huraira Allahu anhu. The prophet SAW Selim said when a Muslim or a believer washes his face, when you wash your face, in the course of will do every every scene that you committed with your eyes is

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washed away from your face along with the water or with the last drop of water. And when he washes his hands, every scene that they that they that they brought about is erased from his hands with the water, or the last drop of water and when he washes his feet every scene towards which his feet walked is washed away with water or with the last drop of water. With the result that he comes out cleansed of all your sins you become, you know,

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cleanse pure from all your sins by perfecting your ablution your will do what you're obligated to perform for Salah.

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another Hadith, which talks about the the detoxifying nature, the detoxifying nature of acts of worship have Abu huraira in Sahih Muslim. The prophet SAW Selim, he said the five daily prayers and from Juma to jamaa Friday to Friday, and from Ramadan, Ramadan, expiation for the sins committed in between the intervals, provided the major sins are not committed. So as long as you're not committing major sins between these intervals between the five daily prayers between Friday and Friday, strike between the five daily prayers and between Jamaica and Jamaica and between ramadan ramadan, Your sins are wiped away. As long as you're doing these things.

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Another Hadees

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about in encouraging doing many acts of, you know, good deeds, he said, should I like direct you to something by which Allah obliterates the sins and elevate your ranks? And they said, Yes, a messenger of Allah, He said performing properly, even in difficulty,

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frequency going frequently going to the masjid and waiting eagerly for the next Salat after Salat is over indeed that is report Now here the prophet SAW Selim he compared you're

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frequently going to perfecting your will do right that's your frequent you're frequenting the machine that you're actually you're you eagerly waiting for select you just waiting for the print for the Select. He said that his report now what's the report and they bought means stain on the front tier on the frontier of an Islamic country whereby you are looking out you are guarding the Muslim front, okay. So for security defense purposes, right.

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So this is a this is jihad. So if you were doing these acts, okay, this is equivalent to report. Perfect you will do frequent domestic waiting eagerly in testing in anticipation for the solid.

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Another Hadith Hadith, Abu Musab iraq Allah one who he reported that the prophet SAW Selim, he said, mon Sol ElBaradei is the halogen whoever prays Albertine Berg means cold. And he is referring to to praise the answer. prayer and the budget prayer the morning prayer, the soap opera, because it is those periods of the day and night which are the coldest, fudger and an afternoon time. If you adhere to those prayers, you intergenic you enter Paradise.

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So that's something also to keep in mind. Another Hadith, Hadith about Musashi, which is found in Sahih Bukhari.

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The post I send them said either mareeba labdoo outsell for coochie Bella who miss Lou McCann, a mocha man Zaha

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Hadid found the Buhari that when a slave of Allah suffers from illness, or sets on a journey, He is credited. He's credited with the equal of what ever good works he used to do when he was healthy or at home. So you are still getting the rewards. If you get yourself into the habit of doing good deeds, and then you fall ill or you go on a journey will your your meetup or your account of good deeds is still being is still ticking and is still being accumulated and increasing even though you're not doing them. So this is why it's very important for us to get into a good habit of doing many good things so that when we can't do them, we're still going to be rewarded for them.

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And yet another Hades, Hades

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jabby Formula One which is found in a body as well. He reported that the prophesies send them as St. kulu maruf. In South Africa. Every good deed is a charity. Every good deed is a charity very simple, very simple equations and formulas that the process lm has has

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given us that ensure that we earn so much reward and that we draw near to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Listen to this one, listen to this way for those of you who you know, enjoy nature, and want to also increase your good deeds in a fun way, and in a beneficial way, you know, there's some people out there who love to plant trees. For those of you who love to plant trees, listen to this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam misses the hadith of jaggard Allahu anhu, which is found in Sahih Muslim, so authentic hadith, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he reported that when a Muslim plants a tree, when a Muslim plants a tree, whatever is eight and from it is charity, whatever is eight, and from it is charity from him and whatever is stolen is charity, and whatever

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is subtracted from it is charity. So whatever is taken from it is charity.

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All you've got to do is plant that, you know, fruit bearing tree of fruit bearing fruit where Muslims can benefit from imagine that you contribute to the planting of trees that produce some, you know, produce, whether it's fruit or vegetables or whatever it might be in some country that is poor. You know, and there are there are people I've come across individuals Subhanallah, that, that have this passion for doing this charitable thing. They have this moon, they have this inclination to doing this sort of a charitable deed. And there's nothing wrong with that. And that is a very beautiful act.

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So again, in another narration, it says if a Muslim plants a tree or sews a field, and men are human beings and animals and obese and birds eat from it, all of it is charity from him. Even the animals that are benefiting from the tree, you are accumulating at her senate as your follow up reward from Allah azza wa jal. Can you see how there are now many ways and many avenues of doing goodness of drawing nearer to Allah azza wa jal. You don't have to limit yourself to one way otherwise you get bored.

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Another Hadith that I wanted to share with you in shallow Tyler is the Hadith.

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of I'd even heard about your loved one who, who said, I heard the prophet SAW Selim saying protect yourself from the Hellfire by giving of half a date in charity. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam in his Hadith, which is kind of Buhari a Muslim, he said, it could now protect yourself from the hellfire. It could now while our Bishop kitamura, even if you have to give half of a date, if all you can afford is to give half of a date, you know the date of tomorrow. If that's all you can afford, then do it. Protect yourself from the helper by just giving even half of a date.

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And so again, it's not about the amount, but it's about the intention. It's about the sincerity, it's about that you give and the hand that gives is better than the hand that receives as opposed to Selim said in another Hadith, and it's the hadith of Anna's for the loved one who Allah. He said that Allah will be pleased with his slave who praises him. He says Alhamdulillah and when he eats and praises him when he drinks so I like it's pleased when you say Alhamdulillah Praise be to Allah when you eat. And then hamdulillah Praise be to Allah when you drink. You always include Allah azza wa jal in your life, the final Hadees that I want to share with you that mmm no included in this

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chapter is the hadith of Abu Musab al ash, Allah the loved one who, who reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, giving in charity is an obligation upon every Muslim. It was said to him, what about one who does not find the means to do so? He the promise I sell him said, let him work with his hands, that's doing benefit to himself and give him charity. It was said to him, What if he does not have the means to do so? And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, then let him assist the needy and aggrieved. It was said, What about if he cannot even do this? He said, then he should enjoin the good.

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He was asked what if he cannot do that? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he should then abstain from evil For verily that is a charity from him. So he the process of saying, Okay, do this and do that and if

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You can't do anything you don't have the means you don't have the physical means or the financial means or the, the, the intellectual means to do these acts of charity, you don't have those means the least you can do, the least you can do is keep away from evil that is a charity. Keep away from Haram.

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And so there is emphasis here on these two things to work hard, so that you can fulfill your money your own needs, and also spend in the way of Allah azza wa jal.

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You know, I was speaking to a brother earlier, and he was saying to me, he was in a dilemma. He's looking for work. And he said, Look, you know, I can, you know, work and, you know, earn such you know, top dollar, and he has the skills and he has the ability to do that. He goes, but at the same time, I can do a lot of, you know, work in for the Muslim community. And so, this is the, this is the mentality of a Muslim is thinking, Okay, how do I, you know, and then we were talking or talking out loud, and we're saying, Well, you know, maybe there's a, you know, there's a way of earning least dollars, but then

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and then contributing, putting it back into the community. So that's the challenge is to find that balance in shallow it's hard to find the balance between, you know, yes, earning a good livelihood and you know, supporting your family and supporting yourself at the same time supporting the community in shala. Huzzah, Highland.

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So abstaining. This Hadith teaches us to abstain, just by you merely abstaining from Haram. That is a sadhaka. That is a charity. We ask Allah azza wa jal to bless us with good health and to bless us with halaal wealth that we can contribute towards,

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towards our and towards the cause of God towards the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're Aquila downwinder, and they've handed in Europe in alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad