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or praises due to Allah Who may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the seal of the prophets and messengers, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as to what follows My dear brothers, and my dear Sisters in Islam, during this transitory life, there is one thing that we all have in common as human beings. And that is our pursuit of success. Each and every one of us want to be successful. And so we're all striving to be successful and the Arabic word for success is for Allah.

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And the word for the greater success is a Florida the word that Allah azza wa jal uses in the Quran for the greatest successes of Florida. And when we look at the Quran, we look at this word alpha, we see that it appears three times throughout the Quran. And not only does it appear three times, but in every time that it is mentioned, Allah subhanahu wa taala mentions another word before F Lucha and that is the word odd. And odd means for sure for certainty indeed, absolutely. So I fly her and then we have an F Lucha so this is the phrase that Allah subhanahu wa taala uses three times to describe absolute success. And so we find the first area in surah Allah and this is the very Surah

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that it is it is sunnah to recite on the Friday Juma I pray with the Imam recites it it's also sunnah to recite it during the Eid prayer because it has an important message in it. And part of that message is alpha about success. Allah subhanahu wata Allah says further if Lucha Manta Zabka where they can smell Rob be here for Salah. So Allah subhanahu wa taala says he has certainly succeeded the one who purifies himself and mentions the name of his Lord and he prays and so the truly successful person is the one who purifies himself. purifying yourself means to be doing all that Allah subhanahu wata, Allah has commanded and abstaining from all of the sins that he has

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prohibited. And the price payable when you purify yourself is Jana. And the goal of every human being should be to purify himself and the outcome then the teacher of purifying yourself is entry into Jana. The second verse is found in Surah, to shrimps, Allah subhanahu wa taala says, God, the Afla, high man's Africa, and once again he says he has succeeded, the one who purifies it, meaning his soul himself his inner self. And to understand a concept, we need to also understand the opposite of it. So Allah subhanho wa taala, immediately straight after saying called F la Hamza CAHA. He gives us the opposite of success. And he says we're called the harbor. Manda sir, and he

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has failed harder Manda sahaya The one who instills his nerfs his self with corruption. And so the Sangha is about distancing oneself from Allah subhanho wa Taala engaging in the prohibitions, attaching oneself to the desires of this worldly life oppressing other people that's going to lead to ultimate failure and that is the SIR

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The third verse whereby Allah mentions the phrase again, God if Lucha called Africa.

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He says it in Surah till me known at the very beginning the very first verse, Allah azza wa jal says, God Africa has me known, successful other believers. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala in the surah, he enumerates the characteristics and the traits of the believers who are going to be ultimately successful, and of all the traits and of all the attributes he mentions the Salah, he says a Lavina, whom fee Salah to him harsh your own, and this is the first quality those who are humbly submissive in their Salah Because salah is the backbone of the religion of the deen. Salah is the first act of worship that we're going to be questioned about on the Day of Judgment. It's the only act of worship

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that was legislated above the heavens. And so when we repair our relationship with Allah subhanahu wa taala, we will find the relationship with ourselves without people around us are family members that will also be repaired as the pious people of the past sin, repair your relationship with the Creator and He will repair your relationship with the creation,

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the one act of worship in the Quran that has been paid, that has been sitting side by side with most of the acts of worship that Allah subhanho wa Taala legislated, is the Salah. So let's have some examples. Allah subhanahu Attallah pairs up to heed monotheism, the Oneness of Allah, He pairs it up with salah, when Musa Kalium Allah when Musa Alayhi Salatu was Salam was summoned by Allah to the Valley of POA. When he he was commanded to come instructed to come to the Valley of Allah, He arrives to the appointment, he removes his shoes.

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And now two of the greatest acts of worship are revealed to Musa Allah azza wa jal says to him, in nanny and Allah, He says, I am Allah La ilaha illa Illa Anna, Farah Buddha and he were up Emile Salah tele decree, he says, Indeed, I am Allah. There is no deity except me. So worship Me and establish the salah and establish the prayer for my remembrance. Salah is also paired up with zakat. So Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says what a chemo salata will add to the carta worker Uma, rockier in, established the prayer give the Zakat and bow with those who bow Salah has been paired with the rituals of the month of dal Hijrah of Hajj. Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says fell so Lily Rebecca,

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one herb.

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He says, Pray to your Lord and sacrifice. And we know that the light and the apple of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam eyes was the salah. And during the Battle of 100 in the Battle of the Trench, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba

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were kept so busy by the infidels by the moose raccoon, that they actually missed that sort of prey

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and that enrage the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they forgot about the harasser pray, and that enraged them. It enraged the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam to have missed one prayer.

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And so what did he do because of that? He said, may Allah He said May Allah Allah Who Cobra, Whom were you to whom naira? He said, may Allah fill their graves and their houses with fire, as they kept us so busy that we could not offer the middle pray until the sun had said. And then we look at profit tribe. When the Prophet tribe admonished His people and He warned his people against shirk, polytheism and economic corruption that was taking place in that community. They looked at shrine and they said Philo Yahshua is a Salah Touka Maruka and naturo karma Yabu Abba guna Oh enough Allah fie Anwar Lena Manisha

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they said, oh, sure it does your Salah is it because of your Salah? Is it because of your Salah? That your Salah is that what it teaches you to abandon what our forefathers of worship or to cease from doing what we like with our wealth and so Subhanallah they are

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attributed his goodness and His justice to Salah because that's what Salah produces Salah produces many amazing things. And subhanAllah they attributed this to his righteousness and this is the mark of a truly righteous and wise person, that he maintains the salah.

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And this is why the more than he says hi yah salah, he AlFalah Come, come to Salah Come to success. Allah ma, the Muslim scholars, they defined Fela when they spoke about success. They said it's about achieving what you want, while being saved from everything that you feed that success. And so what is the ultimate success, success is to achieve the reader and the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal success is to achieve the outcome of why we exist. Why my Holocaust agenda will insert Illallah Bhutan we've been created to worship Allah alone. Success is to be drawing close to Allah through good deeds, especially after we commit bad deeds. Success is about keeping away from that which is

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prohibited by Allah subhanahu wa taala. Success is about making achievements with Allah in this life and being from amongst those who are successful in the Hereafter. And if you're not achieving this, then that's the opposite of success. And that is, you know, you're going to become a loser sooner or later. So my dear brothers and my dear Sisters in Islam

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YBNL Josie Rahim Allah Who to Allah, He said, this, this world has been created so we can pass it, not to gain it. So which we're in transit right now. You know, when you travel to another country, if you want to travel to Medina, for example, via a certain airline, you, you know, you transit at a certain airport? Well, this is our transit before the hereafter, we're in transit mode. We're not here to to take the dunya with us. And so yes, you may be an entrepreneur, you may have billions you may have you have made achievements, these are achievements, this is not success.

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And so he said, do not sow destroy your desire that is inclined to now the Arabic word for a farmer. The Arabic word for a farmer is phala. And it contains the same letters that F Lucha and Fela contain what is the connection.

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And so perhaps the name of phala, which is the farmer is derived from the outcome of his hard work, a farmer works very hard, and he's digging the earth and is planting only a few seeds. He doesn't have to plant a lot of seeds, he only has to plant a few seeds, and then what happens and then he gains a lot of out of a little bit. And so these few seeds can produce much fruit and much vegetables. Let's give an example. So for example, if you if you had a handful of tomato seeds, you know, let's say 250 seeds

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250 seeds, it is said will produce approximately 250,000 Kilos of Tomatoes. That's just a few seeds. And if you had about 30 seeds of rock melon, this can produce 30,000 kilos of rock melon

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or if you had 400 seeds of onion, it can produce 400,000 Kilos of onion.

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So when Allah subhana wa Taala is given us. He amazes us he astonishes us with extraordinary extraordinary returns and such is the case without acts of worship. When Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us an example by using a grain such as a wheat grain. Allah says Matthew Lavina you and Fiona and Wila whom feast Sevilla can Masselli have Bettin under Tet, Saba is an urban feed coolie soon boletin me to harbor wala who you buy for Lima Nisha wala who is here on Aileen. So he says the example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala is like a seed of grain, which grows seven spikes in each spike is 100 grains. And Allah multiplies, meaning the

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reward for whomever he wills and Allah is all encompassing and knowing. So one seed produces seven spikes each seed

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produces 100 grains, soy from one seed. Therefore, Allah multiplies it to 700 grains. So perhaps this is why the farmer in Arabic is known as a fella because his trade of planting a few seeds, allows him to harvest tons of return that make him successful as a business in Bukhari and Muslim, we have the Hadith, whereby the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, when one of you perfects his Islam, every good deed he does is written as 10 Good deeds up to 700 times as much one date, you can be rewarded, depending on your sincerity, it can be rewarded up to 700 times and every bad deed that he does is written as one bad day. So you plant one seed of good deed and you you

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water it with a class with sincerity, with metabo with conformity to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in sha Allah you will see that seed of goodness resembling a mountain like the mountain of or hood in the day of judgment that is success. Allah wants us to be successful. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Allah wants us to be successful to be doing trade with him. He says Subhanahu wa Taala you have Lavina Amanu hell adieu LUCAM Allah T gelatin to ng co mean either been LM to me no not Billa he were slowly he went to jail he doing a FISA Villa he be um Wiley como and for SQL value come higher en la coming quantum Tala moon, young fella comes on over

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the hill come Jannette Tajiri mentality Hill and have where my sack in a year but and feed Jannetty Adam, there Likkle falls we'll have him. Allah subhanaw taala says, Oh, you believed he's talking to me. He's talking to you. He's talking to the believers. He says, Shall I not guide you to a transaction to Jarrah trade that will save you from a painful punishment. It is that you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that you strive in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives that is best for you, if only you knew. And he says, What's the consequence you'll forgive your sins, and He will admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow and pleasant dwellings in gardens

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of perpetual resent residence. That is the greatest success. Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says, in Sahih al Bukhari, we learn about the blessings of Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, Now I'm attorney Mark Boone on fee Hema cathedra women or nursing or Suharto and Farah, that there are two blessings, which many people are wasting. And because they're wasting these blessings, they're not incurring success, and that is health and free time. So the successful person isn't the one who looks at time and he says, I'm killing time.

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As if time was created to be slaughtered, and killing time.

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You know, subhanAllah, the successful person, he's got no time to kill, he's got no time to waste. The successful person is the one who's investing, who's investing in his time. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes an oath by time when asked three in an insane LFV hos Illa Levina M and why Musa the Hardy with a wealth of unhappy with the worst of his sub. Allah makes an oath by time because time encapsulates all of our good deeds and our bad deeds that will either be used for us or against us on the Day of Judgment. So my dear brothers and my sisters, these acts of worship are legislated by Allah subhanho wa taala. They have a purpose. They have a goal when we worship Allah through Salah

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through Zakah through Hajj. These are not just exercises, these are not just bodily movements and just moving our lips. These are not like the religions that were made up on Earth. These these are rituals These are acts of worship that are legislated by Allah azza wa jal

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and so Subhanallah when you remember ALLAH, he remembers you. And when he remembers you, he instills within you the knowledge about the benefits of these acts of acts of worship that motivate us to worship him even more. For example, when we look at the Salah, Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says we're asking the salah, in Salah Tottenham, and in fascia, it will Mancha. So now we understand what is the goal of the Salah is to keep away from obscenity and

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wrongdoings

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and then we will look at the CME and the fasting. Allah subhanaw taala legislated CME for a purpose Lila Contacta con in order that you gain Taqwa. So now you encourage the fast because you know the purpose behind fasting. When Allah subhanho wa Taala legislated zakat, he says Hosemann umhlali him so that can return to the hero whom, what was the key him behalf, take from their wealth, a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase. So when we give sadaqa we're actually purifying our wealth, and we get regaining out of that. When we look at hedge Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says, Leah Shadowman, Fei Allahu,

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that what's the purpose of Hajj there's much there's many objectives and one of them is that they witness things that are of benefit to them. And this includes benefits that are spiritual and benefits that are to do with the dunya as the people that come back from Hajj and how Allah opens up many opportunities for them and alleviates poverty and removes the sins. And so all of the Sharia, all of the teachings of Islam are based upon wisdom hikma, they are based upon benefits there are benefits there are Manasa based upon justice based upon added

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and based upon Rama and to gain a better understanding of a blessing or success. As we said, the Arabic proverb says, believed the hare to other fool Usher. So we learned things from the opposite. And Allah describes who the losers are the opposite of those who are going to ultimate success. So what is ultimate failure? But in no ha Syrena fall in NL ha Serena Lavina Hirsi Rue and Fusa whom were actually him. Yo Malkia

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Allah Lika who will Hassan will move in. He says indeed, the losers are the ones who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection and questionably that is the manifest loss. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Kulu knifes in the mouth. We're in nama to a PHONER or Judah comio Malkia for a month, Zhu Hua Xia and Inari. Were order halal, Jana Faqad FERS he says every soul shall taste death. And you will only be given your full compensation on the Day of Resurrection. He can expect to be compensated for every good deed that you do in this dunya it's not going to happen.

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So he who is drawn away from the fire and admitted into the Jana Faqad fires, he has succeeded. And so the greatest loss is to lose the hereafter. The greatest success is to enter Jannah without any prior punishment.

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And the reality is, every single one of us will transition from health to the grave, from good health to the grave. From a career, an amazing career to the grave, from a high position to the grave, from your family and loved ones to the grave. From everything to nothing in the grave. We ask Allah subhanahu wa to Isla to keep us steadfast, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who are ultimate, ultimately successful in the hereafter. Mean Akula Cody had a stock for Allah Allah the Emelia welcome First of euro in the who who will have full reign

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and hamdulillah Europe Rabbil Alameen

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when I Aki Bertolini mattina wala Oh Diwan Illa Allah Vani mean wa shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa the hula Cherie kala wa shadow Anna, Mohammed and Abdullah who are a soul

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when we dive into the Quran,

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and we concentrate on the message of the Quran, to that bar, and that's what Allah azza wa jal wants from us, not just to be reading the Quran, but to read it with Ted dub Buddha. To read it with concentration focus, understanding, what is the message of the Creator. When we do this, we find pearls of wisdom. We find some amazing pearls. What we learned from the Quran in two different chapters, we see that there are four traits, four attributes that lead to the Jannah and for attributes that are exactly the same in mentioning that lead to the hellfire. So either success or either

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loss and failure in sorted ultimate death here. Allah subhanahu wata. Isla Sook says, speaking about the people of the Hellfire mass Celica comfy soccer. What has put you into soccer? Soccer is one of the names of the Hellfire. What will the people of the Hellfire saying? Hi Lou Lemna comin al mousseline? That's the first one.

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The first thing that comes to their mind the people of the Hellfire is the salah.

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That's the first one that will lead to the Hellfire not praying, abandoning the salah. Well, I'm not gonna NACA Imani miskeen number two, and we were not from those who used to feed the miskeen the poor the needy person we will not giving ours a cat.

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What could Nana hold on man ha Elaine? And we used to enter intervene talk idle talk nonsense talk lies deception with those who engaged in it.

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That was number three. And number four were Coonan hookahs DB yo meet Diem. And we used to deny the Day of Judgment, Salah Zakka speech and the Day of Judgment denying now let's look at another surah in the Quran. Surah Menon. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if lehle Menon these are the other traits of the people that are going to join. So the first one is a man that they that they believe in the Day of Judgment. But if let me known

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number two, and Lavina Humphrey Salviati him harsh your own. Those who observed the Salah with whom you're observing their salah. And then he says, When Lavina, whom I'm in love with Marie don't in this sequence, those who turn away from ill speech. They don't want to engage in the gossip and the slander and the Nemean and all of that.

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So they turn away from it.

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And subhanAllah he says next, well Lavina whom Lisa Kathy fell in on those who give this a cat. You want to be a successful person who enters Gen network. If you're a DOS, then these are the four traits. And interestingly how Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't mention Salah then zakat he mentioned salah, he mentions the tongue keeping away and then he mentions the Zika he places watching your tongue between two pillars Salah and zakat, because the the danger of this tongue and where it can lead. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala from a MEK to make us from amongst those who are not only going to be answering as the people of soccer, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide to inspire to motivate

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us to all that will warrant massive success in dunya and massive success in the hereafter. Amin neuropil alameen in Allah Hawa Mala Ecouter who you saw Luna Island Nabi, you Hala Dena Manu solo Allah, he was telling me Taslima Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad wa ala early Muhammad comesa later, Rahim Allah Allah early Ibrahim in Nikka Hamid Wen Majeed Allahumma barik ala Muhammad wa ala early Mohammed camera Dr. Isla Ibrahim Allah early Ibrahima in Nikka Hamid Juan Majeed.

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Allahu Majid, nemenhah Nabi Alameen wa Fe to Darwin and then hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala ala Nabina Muhammad