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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi etchmiadzin All praise is due to Allah who made the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved and noble Prophet and Messenger of Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and upon all of the prophets and all of the messages that were sent for the guidance and for the enlightenment of mankind. My dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Today inshallah Allah, we are discussing a very important topic, that emammal nawawi Rahim Allah to Allah in his book riobel signing him, guardians of the righteous has entitled Babel Mujahideen that Al Mujahideen and the word matcha had the means to exert effort struggle

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and you know, working very hard.

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So, let us talk about this concept of Mujahid, Mujahid.

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And in Islam,

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there are two types of struggling or Mujahideen.

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The first one is a self struggle, where you struggle with yourself against your desires and your gifts.

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It could be you know, to get yourself to do things that are commanded by love or to keep away from the prohibitions of Allah. Or it could be to do with your with your wealth, you know, struggling with your wealth and parting with your wealth. You know, we are so attached to materialistic things many of us and so it's a struggle to part with our wealth for the sake of Allah whether it's to for Zakat, or whether it's for sadaqa for charity.

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So there is a self Mujahidin between you and yourself. The other type of Mujahidin is against others or towards others, that we'll talk about inshallah, who to Island. So let's begin with the first one and Mujahid will neffs and matcha had the struggle towards or against yourself and this is the harder or the most difficult, difficult of the two. Because if you can achieve this Mujahideen against yourself, it will be easier to achieve the second Mujahidin struggle towards others and against others. So when it comes to self struggle,

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there is two main areas there is the struggle to do acts of worship.

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A struggle to do acts of worship and a struggle to keep away from haram prohibited acts and horrible I met

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and both of these could be very heavy on on people except on the ones that allies origin makes it easy upon them. This is why a Muslim always asked Allah azza wa jal to make his affairs easy for him. That's what from the law of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yahaya Yom dramatica Istalif asleep Lee shut me Kula while attacking me in a certain time any rectify all of my affairs and

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and do not make me dependent upon myself not even for the blink of an eye. Always having that dependence on Allah as a region.

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one of the most challenging one of the most challenging and arduous. Mujahidin is to do with if loss if lost means sincerity, sincerity being sincere in acts of worship.

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This is very, very difficult and hence, Eliza mentions if loss

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if loss is whereby we do an act of worship purely and only for the sake of Allah azza wa jal that the only thing that we want in return for acts of worship is the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal, not the pleasure of others. We don't want the pleasure of others we want the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal and naturally what happens when you do seek the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal alone, the pleasure of others will come with it. inshallah. So, we find for example, Hadith, Hadith books or books of Hadith opening up the chapter the books on a very important

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Hadeeth with which we've explained previously, in the AMA lupini, yet that actions are based upon intentions. So it's very important that in Islam, that you purify your intentions. You see, Islam is against showing off. Islam is against parade, doing things for the pleasure of others. This is in Islam, there are two conditions for the acceptance of any act of worship if these two conditions are not met, any act of worship that is carried out is not acceptable as urgent. And the first one is any plus, which is sincerity. I'm doing this for Allah azza wa jal. Secondly, that the act of worship is done in accordance with the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim. So there is a basis for that

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act of worship, we don't carry out acts of worship, whichever way we feel like but we do it in the manner as taught to us by the prophet SAW Selim, the one

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we do it in the way that he's endorsed by allies or whichever we want to do things the way he loves us to do things. Okay. And this is a very important point. And we've spoken about this in the past. Now, the Center for silence our righteous predecessors,

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they have you know, they are known for saying goodbye to the effect of my eyelids to shape

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a shed, a shed the aluminium floss that I did not, oh, I never found anything more challenging upon myself, except the challenge of the floss, you know, always trying to be sincere, because the nature

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you know, the nature of a human being, the nature of a human being, is that we like recognition. We like respect, we like compliments, we like people, we like for others to notice us and what we are doing, you know, look at me, look at my achievements. Look what I've done. You know, this is something that is such an inborn or part of the nature of, and characteristic of a human being. So, what Chopin does, what Satan does, is that he comes, he comes in through this through this way, or this through this door of his loss. So that way to corrupt your deeds, so that way, people only do things

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for the sake of others, and not for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. So there's this constant battle with ourselves to always, you know, be purifying our attend intentions and ensuring that our intentions are pristine.

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So, again, it's a struggle, it's a constant struggle, let us always be renewing our intentions, renewing our sincerity, doing things for sake of Allah zoa Jen. And so Pamela, what's amazing is that when you do things for the sake of Allah, that you actually see the fruits of your actions, you actually will taste a sweetness as well. And that's something that's amazing about your floss. And you see a lot of productivity and a lot of good and positive outcome in sha Allah.

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As I said earlier, when it comes to Mujahid, there, there is two types. Okay, we're talking about here, then we have an EFS in your towards yourself.

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And there's a magetta to fulfill the commands of Allah and a Mujahid to abstain and to keep away and distance yourself from them. The things that are haram that are prohibited. Now, when it comes to the commands of Allah, for example, we as Muslims are obligated to pray five times a day, that's how much I had, you know, here we are working and making money and, you know, to busy with all of, you know, to set time aside, but then the call of prayer is made and we have to stop what we are doing and we need to pray to Allah azza wa jal, that's a form of Mujahid. You know, we have you know, we have these stations throughout the day that we need to stop at, Allah actually is giving doing us a

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favor. He's doing we we didn't want to risk ourselves we weren't we just want to keep on going. But when you do pray in Islam is a very spiritual faith. And Stan provides that spirituality through a salette. And through the prayers, praying five times a day, and what comes before the prayer is will do ablution you know, we rejuvenate and refresh and we freshen up through you know, this washing of certain body parts, which really rejuvenate and it's very healthy and good for our body, but for our skin. Okay, so we have Mujahid that have the solid Mujahideen of praying in the masjid. And as opposed to praying at home, that's, that's a form of struggle. Because, you know, it's very

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difficult to pray. It's very difficult to pray in the masjid, you know, to again to be able to leave your home and get into your car or having to walk so far to the masjid. That is a major headache and it's in and of itself. So there is a

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This actually the process of selling he said that the hardest that the

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that the most difficult or the hardest of press on the moon if you're born on the hypocrites when whenever you're clean as you read Sahil Bukhari he said, it's the fudger, the super for the morning prayer and the reshot prayer.

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And in the process of selling, he said that, you know, if people knew the reward, and this is addressing males, he said, if people knew the reward for coming to pray in Jamaica, for coming to pray in congregation, they will come to them, even if they have to come sliding on their stomachs, you know, so, that's how important it is to try and maintain the prayers and the silhouette in your, in your home, in the massage in the mosques, in the houses of Allah azza wa jal, and as you know, when you do pray in the masjid, you are you're receiving 27 times, or at the very least 25 times more reward than praying by yourself at home.

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And other Mujahideen fasting, you know, we're used to just, you know, eating and drinking.

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You know, very easy, we're, we're, we're in our comfort zone, you know, we're having some food drink, desert halwa you know, and all these, you know, things that anytime conjugal relations, okay, all of this is, is just happening anytime but then when fasting. time comes, you're not allowed. I'm not allowed to eat, allowed to drink, I'm allowed to

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engage in certain acts that I'm normally allowed to engage in. Right. So therefore, there's a Mujahid that can't eat, can't drink, can't do this country that gotta be patient, you know, you start to get a bit frustrated, you know, maybe from the, you know, lack of food and lack of drink, you know, I mean from a bonus is this, this is disciplined, by the way I mean, Allah is disciplining us self discipline, excellent for self discipline in 30 days, and

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but what we are saying is there is much ahead, there is a Mujahid there, they said there, there is Mujahidin when it comes to acts of worship.

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Also, for example, you know, when it comes to Hajj, you know, you have to part with your wealth, you have to go through, you know, some people travel so fast, so long, so many hours, so much difficulties that they have to overcome just to get to perform hajj, and then Hajj itself in its rituals. This is Mujahid. Okay.

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So when it comes to acts of worship, there is Mujahid. Let's go on to the next area, which we said is the Mujahid that when it comes to the Mohammed I met the Haram, the Haram acts, the prohibited acts. And there are many examples of haram and I just wanted to just share a few of the most common ones that that Muslims find difficult difficulty with. So for example,

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you know, many people have gotten used to various sinful actions or actions that go against Islam, and they find it very hard to change. I mean, as human beings we find change hard. I mean, whether it's change at home, you know, change, schools, just change in general. Nobody is very easy with change, let alone something that you really addicted to or you're you've been used to for so long. So from amongst the things that people find very hard to live off that is haram is smoking. Okay, there are many people out there who was smoking, yes, in the beginning, there was some debate, there was some debate amongst the scholars is it Haram is it mcru is it dislike is prohibited? dislike

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until it became well known that it is haram? It is it is prohibited in Islam to smoke.

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Why? Because it can lead to your destruction, you know, cancer and or others other sicknesses. See in the beginning I didn't know that they didn't have this research and data to

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to come with that ruling that is haram. And Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Nisa

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verse 29, he says, When I talk to Lou and pusaka do not kill yourselves self destruction. Okay, in the Lucha Canada camera him alone was was ever so merciful, you know, towards you. So people who are smoking are committing a sin from an Islamic perspective, that smoking is haram and it's not mcru as some people propagate, okay.

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And this should be left off for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and yes, it does require determination and effort and struggle and mood

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had that, you know, and we're going to talk about some of some of the areas and virtues of this in a moment. This is just an introduction in sha Allah. But, you know, for example, another common sin. And, you know, again, I'm not, you know, intending to offend anybody here, or anyone that is listening to this presentation, but I have a duty to talk about the things that are a reality, okay, and that the ruler man has spoken about the Allah has spoken to us about through the words of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and that is shaving of the bead. Now in Islam, males are required to have a beat, they're not they're not allowed to shave. So again, part of the teachings

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of Islam is to grow a beard and to shorten the mustache, okay, this is from the teachings of Islam and Much has been said about this in terms of Hadith and two other men have spoken about this.

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Again, our interaction with the Western influences of the Western world have has affected this and actually we'll find you find that having a bead is from

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the the evidence is found in the Quran, in terms of you know, not not the word bead itself, but a lot of hunter saying that whatever the prophet SAW Selim cocomo, Rasul Kaku, whatever the prophet SAW Selim commanded to do, then take it from him wherever he has prohibited you from doing leave it off, right. And he has commanded us to grow the bead and to shorten the moustache and to be as masculine as possible and not to be you need to have feminine tendencies, okay, a female should be a female, a male should be a male.

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And so, you know, we find the knockout and finding the sooner even we find in any

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research has shown about the importance of a man having a beat, you know,

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you know, every day a male a mature male that will grow up with that they'll wake up and they have some hair on their you know, on the on the you know, cheeks or on the sort of jaw line and this is you know, this is there for a reason, okay, that's why women don't have you know, beads and men have beads. So, again, this is something that we need to reflect upon inshallah, Allah, intoxicants, intoxicants common. Okay. Anything that intoxicated is haram, anything that intoxicates because Salamis, heroin. So

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whether it's alcohol, whether it's drugs, okay, everything and anything that intoxicates your brain that intoxicates you in Islam, it is prohibited, and one must keep away from it.

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Also gambling, you know, gambling in Islam is haram is prohibited from amongst the maharana. Okay, gambling. And again, this is mentioned in the Quran very clearly, and how unfortunate many people's lives are ruined, ripped from gambling, you know, starts off with an innocent few dollars and person ends up losing their home losing their family, losing their sanity, very serious, Allah azza wa jal does not prohibit anything, but unless there is a wisdom behind it. Another one that that's that's common is listening to music, you know, music containing, you know, instruments. And the problems I tell him, you know, he said, There will come a time, it's the Hippocratic oath that people will make

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permissible that the that that which is not permitted, and he mentioned him as if musical instruments.

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So, again, this is something that we find, you know, musical instruments, I mean, yeah, I mean, you know, there are some allowances for,

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you know, nasheeds you know, we have an alternative, which is like, you know, Islamic songs without all the, the beats in the instruments and what have you. But, again, lots has lots have been written and said about listening to music or music with musical instruments. Okay. So, again, this isn't the topic that we're going to talk about, but this is something that inshallah we can talk about in the future. This is the first type of Mujahid Mujahid that with against yourself who said it's off its off two paths, which I had the to do commands of Allah azza wa jal, and Mujahideen from keeping away from the Haram. Then we have the second type of Mujahideen, it's a Mujahideen against others. And

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again, this is of two types. There is a major head of knowledge and guidance and a Mujahideen of weapons. As in, you know, the common de jihad. You hear about jihad. Now, when it comes to the Mujahideen of knowledge and guidance, this is whereby you know, there is a jihad. Mujahidin had a struggle here

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in refuting and rebutting and having you know, dialogues with

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With those Muslims, for example, even within Islam within the folders within within under the Muslim umbrella, those who say they are Muslims, but in reality they are not Muslims or they're not properly

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following proper Islam, they could be hypocrites there and whenever you're born, they even existed at the time of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the prophesied send them. He didn't actually fight against the hypocrites, because we're talking about the hypocrites that say that they are Muslims because if the prophesied sell them was to fight this, these, these hypocrites, the people will be saying what Muhammad fights his own people.

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You can imagine a person looks like a Muslim. He knew who they were, he knew who these individuals were, but he didn't fight against the others, other people from the outside of saying look, Muhammad fighters and people, people want to see it that way. So

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there are the hypocrites, there are the heretics, the muqtada the innovators, those who innovate things in Islam in terms especially in terms of, you know, ideology and creed in the process, Helen did prophesized that you know, that Muslims that the Islamic Muslims will break up into 73 sects. Okay, and he said all of them, are you no wrong, we'll go into the fire except for one of them, the ones who are following his way in the way of his slow habit. So, they are there are the monasticon there the the hypocrites, there are more costiera there are those who do take fear of other people. Okay, so this one which I had, you know, in doing dour towards these people

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there is, you know,

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there is another another type of Mujahid, as I said, and that is the Jihad the jihad against others, which has to do with weapon weaponry and this jihad is of two types in Islam there is what's known as the offensive Jihad and a defensive Jihad defensive jihad is very well known someone comes to you know take you over occupy your land attack you take your Your Honor, whatever it is, you don't just sit there and just say yeah, you know, you're free to attack me and my country and my people, you defend yourself and this is most of the this is most of the Jihad that is taking place in the Muslim world today. Muslims are defending themselves and you know, even animals defend themselves. So

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there's nothing wrong with this. There is another one called the offensive Jihad and it has a lot of conditions regarding offensive jihad, a lot of details regarding it, and this is something that is not the time and place to discuss.

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So let's go on to the the air yet that Mmm, no, mo Lolita, Allah He mentioned that outside of him talking about

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talking about jihad, and talking about this struggle. Now.

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The first area that he mentioned, is from Seurat an anchor Booth was 69 an anchor booth 69. That's the 29th chapter. Allah says, what levena has jahad rufina Lana Deanna home sabudana we're in LA Helena al mazzini one Latina jahad rufina allapattah says, And for those who strive hard in us, our cause those who are striving hard for the cause of Allah azza wa jal when Latina, jahad rufina Lana, Deanna whom Allah says we will for sure, we will surely guide them to our path. Our Allah is using the Royal plural here our path mean the path of Allah azza wa jal.

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So this is one area that he mentioned will levena jaha do jaha to jihad, jihad against yourself and against others that we mentioned previously. Another area that he mentioned a lot of power to Allah says what our Buddha Rebecca had to Kalia clean, and this is a this is insulted, butchered this 99

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whereby Allah Subhana Allah says within chapter 99 and worship you're up until they comes unto you the certainty certainty Athene you can mean certainty but here in this context, it means death because death is a certainty. Death is a certainty. So we are instructed here to worship Allah azza wa jal and to worship him until death.

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We continue to worship Him. It doesn't mean again when we say the word worship, it doesn't mean that you can't get married doesn't mean you can't, you know, you know, yearn to have a business and a family and all those beautiful things that people want in life. Okay, so again, but we continue to worship Allah azza wa jal until death.

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And another another area, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, was carisma Rebecca was at Bethel in a heated ILA, and he says, and remember the name of your rub, you will load and divert

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yourself to Him with a complete devotion. You know, lots of instructions from Allah as always to devote ourselves to his cause and to his way and Allah Subhana Allah says want to pack the moon forsaken me in hiring taggi To who? de la hee hoo

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hoo ha ha euro avana ajira Allah subhanaw taala says, So whoever does good equal to the weight of an atom

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was smooth and, you know, they never used to have they never knew the concept of atoms back then. shall see it.

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Okay, so, again, this is another area that talks about doing any good deeds encouraging us even if it's something minute and add size acts of worship, a righteous act. Don't be literally you might find on the dub judgment as big as a mountain. Do your part, smile, smile as a charity. Nice word, a gift. This is all part of Islam. This is what Islam teaches us being good to your neighbor, being good to those around you having respect, you know, honoring your guests. This is often the teachings of Islam.

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Let's move on because there are few howdy Fifth Amendment No way he mentioned to do with this chapter of Mujahideen and striving in the course of Allah azza wa jal or whatever the Allahu anhu in Buhari the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, this is he said, Allah the Exalted has said this is a hadith Guzzi, Allah has said, Allah has said, I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of mine, when I add value to Bill herb

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and the most beloved thing with which my slave comes nearer to me is what I have enjoined upon him on the cover of a TV show in a hotbed la mmf para la. So, and then he goes on and he says,

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and my slave keeps on coming closer to me through performance than a laughing, that is the prayer or doing extra days besides what is obligatory till I love him, till I love him.

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And when I love him, I become his hearing with which he hears his seeing with which he sees his hand with which he strikes and his leg, with which he walks. And if he asks something from me, I give him and if he asked my protection, in other words, my refuge, I protect him.

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Now, this Hadees has been used in a in a way in by some innovators or innovative, innovative sex in Islam, such as the

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those who,

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who believe in

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that Allah subhanaw taala, as in dwelling life in the soul of a person or the those who are known as the will God are the ones who, who believe in the physical form of Allah azza wa jal. they interpret this hadith to support their beliefs. In any case, this is not the correct approach.

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Here, the favorite slave of Allah azza wa jal

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Okay, they receive special help from Allah azza wa jal when you are doing what Allah wants you to do you receive help from Allah azza wa jal and guidance. So Allah Eonni protects that person. And he extends his supervision on every organ of his body. So he saved from the disobedience of Allah, He saved from the disobedience of Allah. So this person now Who is this well he of Allah who's close, who, who was new to Allah Subhana Allah, he he's he he is what is liked by Allah azza wa jal

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Okay, he sees what is liked by Allah azza wa jal and he has an end and he handles what pleases Allah azza wa jal and that's what's meant by you know, the part of the Hadith that he sees that you know, he when Allah loves him he becomes his hearing we are here becomes his scene or becomes his hand in which he strikes with that Allah supports you and He will guide you this is what needs to be remembered inshallah who Thailand

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so in Islam aware Li our Li the word worldly and that's why a lot of practice has been a daily volley and Miss Harris away wellies, St. But in St. huning. Islam is not like some people perceive it to be it's not. It's not what you're wearing. It's not your outer appearance. Let's not be deceived what people are wearing or their appearances.

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It doesn't have a particular attire, okay or appearance.

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Okay, so again, I will he is the one who is only performing the commands of ally keeping away from the prohibits

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prohibitions and allies the widower knows about the intentions of that person.

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It's very important that we learn from this hadith to do lots of voluntary acts, not to just limit yourself to the YG bat or the farhud. The obligatory duties,

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the mandates of Islam but to be doing extra optional days because we do those extra days you become closer to Allah azza wa jal. And when you get when you become very close, all these amazing things will happen in your lives. May Allah azzawajal give us the strength and the ability and the zeal to do those things that are extra. Okay? And when you doing those extra things, what happens? You won't be neglectful of your obligations. But if you only limit yourself to the obligations, what's going to happen, you're going to find those extra deeds.

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If you're only limiting yourself to the obligations, you might fall short, but we do extra. It's harder to fall short of the map.

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Another Hadith mentioned in this is the hadith of anaesthetic Allahu anhu inside Buhari, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when a slave of mine draws me to me a span I don't need to him a qubit. And if he chose need to meet a qubit I don't need to him a fathom. And if he comes to me walking, I go to him running again. What is this? He's saying?

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That Allah subhana wa eiler

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Yeah, and he gives to the servants even if you do small things, he gives you more, he Allah subhanaw taala and he draws nearer and nearer to you, the more that you do, the nearer Allah azzawajal is to you. And you know what can be said about the person who Allah subhanaw taala is nice to him and amazing him with his blessings and with his bounties in with his protection. We all need the blessings of Allah azza wa jal, we all have the protection of Allah azza wa jal in the supervision of Allah azza wa jal, we are not to be get any any fooled into believing that but what we achieve is from our own our own self. Another Hadith has been addressed for the Allahu anhu. Now let me please

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with him in Buhari, he said, Nia I'm attorney Maha boon fee Hema casiotone meanness of Suharto. And for that there are two blessings in which many people incur loss, and they are healthy and free time for doing good deeds and words. Many people incur loss as a result of two things. Here, he's saying to blessings, your health. So handle if you're healthy, then do as much as you can before you before you. And that's why I sell him he said another Hadith to encourage you to do good deeds when we're healthy. He said, you know, whoever

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falls ill

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then and he can't do certain acts of worship, he will have recorded for him those acts of worship that he used to do when he was in good health or sound health. So there is an encouragement here to do as much as we can. So that when we do fall, Ill we're still getting out, you know, our hesa net counter ticking for us, you know, and giving us those divine flybys, you know, this has an ad. So, keep that in mind inshallah. Okay.

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And that's why he am of a boon and hubin means

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it means in Arabic, it means loss.

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Okay, so many people they lose out because they don't take advantage of a good health, you know, doing working to for the sake of Allah and doing all these things, and the other one is the free time. You know, before you get preoccupied with it with your health or your spouse, or your children or your parents or your work or whatever it might be, let's make the most of any free time we have, you know, let us you know, utilize that time productively. You know, let's not waste that time and really, you know, again, yes, we need some leisure time. There's not enough nothing is splendid toss it in the standard, you know, prohibit us from having you know, doing leisure, leisure leisure

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activity and you know, having a good time, but everything is in moderation and there needs to be a balance. Just as the prophet SAW Selim, he endorsed the statement of a segment in Arabic Africa halfway halfway.

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for equality, Hakan haka that Allah has rights over your body, your mind your soul, your mind has your body has rights over you. Okay, in the erotic Alec

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manikarnika happen your family has rights over you. So give each stage your rights.

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Another Hadith had this eyeshadow on her. She said the promise I sell them would stand so long. In other words in print and select so long that the skin of his feet would crack I asked.

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asked, Why do you do this while your past and future sins have been forgiven?

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And he said, should I not be a grateful slave of Allah? Salah?

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hibou an akuna I've done Shakira. I should be a grateful slave of Allah azza wa jal. Okay, so again, this hadith is Phantom Buhari, soso fantasy Muslim, the prophesied senate who's free from major sins, the President is free from major sins and free from sins.

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Yet he would pray long

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periods of time standing in solid.

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And yet Subhanallah many of us we find it a struggle just to just even performing our prayers. So again, we sing jahad in the sooner in the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, let's go on to another howdy howdy, I struggle.

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With the startup the last 10 days of Ramadan.

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The Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam would pray all the nights and would keep his family Awake, awake for the prayers, he tied his lower garments, in other words, to avoid sleeping with his wives, and devoted himself entirely to prayer and supplication. So when the last 10 nights of Ramadan came, he exerted he there was so much I had that working harder in the last 10 nights moreso than the first 20 nights of Ramadan. Miuccia had.

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So, again, we see in the sooner the better selling, he's taking advantage of the blessing hours and the blessing days and the Blissett moments. And this is what a Muslim do does. He seizes the opportunity and doesn't turn these moments into missed opportunities, whether it's fasting Muharram, the 10th day of Mahara moderates fasting Ashura, arafa of alpha, whether it's fasting, Mondays and Thursdays, whether it's fasting, the six days of chawan whether it's, you know, performing these acts, meritorious acts of worship

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and the last 10 days of Ramadan. So, again, you know, Mujahid once again another Hadith This is a nice Heidi's Rosa Salim said, Avi you hirundo illallah him and the wife of aquilion higher and he said a strong believer is better Indira to Allah than a weak one. And both are good and he said adhere to that which is beneficial for you. Keep asking Allah for help and do not refrain from it. If you are afflicted in any way Do not say if if I had taken this or that step it would have resulted in such and such but say only say only factor Allahu Allah Sha, Allah so are so determined or they did and did what he will. The word if Are you saying If only I did this, if only I did that

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stem is against this. Because you said the word if opens the gates have satanic thoughts. shavon hamdulillah then say if say further Allah, Who am I shall affect whatever Allah has decreed for me, and whatever he does, will happen that's it.

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It is what it is. This is the reality. This is a decree of Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Cooley high praise be to Allah for all states of affairs.

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Another Hadith

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Hadees Abu hurayrah found in Bukhari and Muslim that the previous episode fensa Muslim Abu huraira Allahu anhu are the reports upon saw Selim said the Hellfire is surrounded with all kinds of desires and passions

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while Jenna is surrounded with adversities or hardships. So here are some said who keep it narrow, who keep it narrow be shahadat desires passions will hold you by 10 agenda to build mcherry and the agenda the paradise has been surrounded by that which is disliked by many people. So if you think about Hellfire,

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you know it's easy to enter Hellfire

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it's easy to enter the Hellfire because you know just go and do what your desire tells you do everything that you desire and and you know in the Neff cellar moto Bissau, Allah says in that the neffs that your self Yeah, he has commanded you to do evil and wrongdoings. So he said it's surrounded and gender is surrounded by those difficult things. Just like anything that's rewarding in life. Anything that's rewarding in life is what is rewarding in life. They you have to struggle for it. Okay, you have to work overtime you have to put in effort and, and and all these sort of things to achieve what you want to achieve for us. You know, no pain, no gain.

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There has to be an end

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degree of difficulty and hardship and striving. That's, that's a universal formula that we need to struggle for those beautiful things in Charlottetown in life and for the hereafter.

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There is another two Hadith that the examiner we mentioned basically the hadith of today for who, who stood with the prophet SAW Selim one night in night prayers, and the process selling in a recycling fair to her, and then he decided,

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he recited the sum total Bukhara, and he thought that the process Helen was going to go into record and to bowing at 100 verses, because, you know, probably going to bang at 100 verses, that's enough. And then, you know, he didn't, until he read the entire Surah Al Baqarah. And then he went on.

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And then

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basically, he went on to a new set. And then he went on to Le Imran, this is massive chapters, the biggest chapters and longest chapters in the program. And the process of it is all in one broker.

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Okay, so again,

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that's mentioned in another instance, is how do you fit in Massoud? The process? sell him, you know, he's stood with him in light press for so long. That, you know, he starts to get evil thoughts. And then the professor said to them, you know, it was said to him, you know, what, what evil thoughts did you get? He said, I thought that said, You know, I wanted to sit down and leave him, I couldn't, there was this evil thought just to sit down and, and not pray with the process. I said, you know, and the highest quality and Muslim, but again, look at look at the last element, his passion and his devotion to prayers and acts of worship. And I forgot one who reported the process Selim said, he

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said, Yes, but will Miyata selesa Allahu, Allahu Allah. For your Shiraz, nanny,

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your Joe, Joe, boo, boo.

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Boo. He said, there are three that follow a dead body. Three things follow a dead body.

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members of his family that's one his positions and his end, to end his deeds, to have them return and one remains with him it was in the grave. his family and his possessions return in his deeds remain with him. So again, we need to be remembered to perform deeds and acts of worship that are going to remain with us that are our superannuation. fro here after something to show for an investment. You know, something that won't expire. It's something that we can use in the hereafter in sha Allah.

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Another Hadith that I want to mention with you

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is the hadith of thought danijela one who the process ln he said you know he recommended performing select as much as possible.

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For Allah will raise your position one degree and will remit remit one of your sins again, there's an encouragement a lot to do night press, and also St. Jude, St. Jude Miss prostration it's the closest time that that a servant is to Allah azza wa jal

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another Hadith, Hadith Abdullah even possible esta mi Allahu anhu. And finally, Timothy, the professor, sell them he said, Hi rinascimento, Paula O'Meara who were hacer una Angelou.

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He said the best of people is the one whose life is long and his conduct is good. So, there is virtue in having a long life or in longevity as long as it is coupled with good deeds. What's the point of having a long life and you You're always committing sins

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that's going to be used against you. So if you want extra life, you want

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to prolong your life or you would want to wish it upon others The sooner is to say,

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may Allah prolong your life or prolong my life on any you're on your path or any ensuring that I am worshipping you our lives origin

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and it's upon Allah Yanni the Sahaba were very keen. We're very keen on on hastening hastening to do righteous deeds and being quick

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to do this and struggling even even when it comes to their, you know, parting with their wealth. You know the story Oh, but God gave all his wealth at one time for the sake of Allah. Allah gave half of his wealth, people who gave up their life they wife a family for the sake of Allah azza wa jal struggling for the cause of Allah azza wa jal and and really yearning for that gender.

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And there is like I said, many hobbies to talk about this.

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Another Hadith,

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another Hadith inshallah huhtala. This is a long Hadith

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among Hadees

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But it is a beautiful Hadith and I end up with the Hadith. It's a hadith could see, Hadith could see, but Allah says, as the hadith of Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allahu Akbar, and its founders, I have Muslim.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I'll leave you with his hobbies,

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a lot of exalted and glorious said,

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Oh, my slaves, I have, I have prohibited myself in justice, and have made oppression unlawful for you. So do not oppress one another, oh, my slaves.

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All of you are liable to Earth, that is to make mistakes, except the one whom I guide on the right path. So seek guidance from me so that I will guide you to the right path, oh, my slaves.

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All of you are hungry, except the one whom I feed, to ask food from me. I will feed you,

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all my slaves. All of you are naked, except those who might close. So as clothing of me and I shall clothe you

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are my sleeves. you commit sins, night and day, and I forgive all sins. So foot, so seek my forgiveness, and I shall forgive you are my slaves.

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You can neither do me any harm, nor can you do me any good. Oh, my slaves, were the first of you and the last of you, that human of you and the Djinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any men have you that would not increase my Dominion a thing, or my domain a thing? Or my slaves.

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Were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the interview, to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any man have you. That would not decrease my Dominion or my domain in anything. Oh, my slaves. Were the first of you in the last of you, the human, have you in the gym have you to stand in one place and make a request of me

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and work I to give everyone what he requested? That would not decrease what I have any more than a needle decreases the see if put into it.

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Oh, my slaves. It is but your deeds that I recommend for you and then recompense you for so let him who finds good.

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Praise Allah. And let him who finds other than that blame no one, but himself.

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This is an amazing Hadith. And inshallah huhtala in the future will dedicate a whole lecture and presentation just on the analysis of this beautiful Hadith.

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And so, again,

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we remind about the importance of Mujahid struggling

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and exerting effort when it comes against yourself with your wealth or others with your knowledge etc. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless us with the Mujahidin that is most pleasing to Him. And that will grant us and for those who Allah Salallahu Salam ala abarca Elena, Bina Muhammad