Increasing Faith In Difficult Times I

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The importance of changing behavior and character is emphasized in the conversation. The speakers emphasize the need to embracing negative emotions and take care of one's own behavior. The importance of good deeds and the importance of privacy and privacy for all individuals is emphasized. The segment also touches on the success of Hump Day law centers and the importance of good deeds in reducing evil deeds. The importance of protecting one's wealth and health from the virus is emphasized. A donation of $5,000 is given to Yara Harris to help her graduate from the current situation.

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shaytan al rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim

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in Alhamdulillah Mehta who knows that you know who will not stop when odo Billahi min Shu Hari and fusina, what profession? psychologists refer to as obsessive behavior.

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What is obsessive behavior where people keep doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting different results,

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but not getting different results. Because if you do the same thing, you're gonna get the same results.

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So if we came to the last lecture, which was held two weeks ago, or a month ago,

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and we left it

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hyped up for a moment, but then back to our usual selves shortly thereafter.

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And the lecture before that same thing happened, hyped up for a moment.

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Maybe even while we were sitting there in the lecture, a tear came down from our eyes as we thought about ourselves.

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But after we left and went back to regular life, we forgot about it. So we just keep going to lecture after lecture. But no real change takes place in our lives.

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So we have to be about change.

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As a last month, Allah told us in the Quran, very clearly, in Allah, Allah Hi, Robbie Coleman had you are you maybe unfussy him, Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change what is within themselves. It is about change, change for the good, or change for the evil.

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But change. Change is a necessity in human life.

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What happens is that there is a myth that people have about change

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that myth

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the myth is that change takes a long time.

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Change takes a long time. This is the excuse that we use, not to change and the West.

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Basically, they say you can't change. common phrase they say is you can't teach an old dog new tricks

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can change once they've gotten into something, you can change it you're fixed locked.

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But this is the myth.

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Change takes a long time No, actually, change is instantaneous.

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Change is actually instantaneous. It only takes a moment.

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What takes long to change what what takes long is not the change itself. But what the decision to change. That's what takes long. Yeah, that can go on for years.

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Insha Allah

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right. I think we're all familiar with that one, right? insha Allah,

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I will change. That's the one that takes a long time.

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But when we finally

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make up our minds and decide that we're going to change, then that change takes only a moment.

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I want to discuss, present to you some methods for change.

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Because what we need to do, in terms of increasing our mind, we already identified doing more good deeds. At the end. I'm going to mention some particular good deeds which is good to do more of. But before that, it is important for us to understand how to change how to make change in our lives.

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The difference between saying brother you need to change

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Yeah, I need to change sister

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You need to change. Yeah, I need to change. But how?

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How does one change, it's easy to point out that you need to change, but how to change is something else.

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So, this is why I want to look at a little bit

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how to change.

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This falls under an ancient philosophical principle expressed by an ancient philosopher,

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give a man a fish, and you fed him for a day

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teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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So how,

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how do we change

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is the change from the outside in

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or from the inside out?

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To change be from the outside in or from the inside out?

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from the inside out.

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Why, though from the outside in is easier.

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change from the outside in is easier. It's the easiest thing to do to make the external change, where you appear to change.

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But the internal change hasn't happened very difficult. And the situation where a person externally appears one way was it is but is internally Another way is a very dangerous situation, about which the province on solemn had said

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a man

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a person will do the deeds of the people of Paradise, as it appears to people,

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but he will be from the people of hell.

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This is inside here Muslim.

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A person will do the deeds of the people of paradise. as it appears to people it will fast prey gives a car Hajj, all the different things that we normally normally associate with the believers those who are going to paradise but Professor Sallam said that's the way it appears to people but he is from the people have the hellfire.

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So it's a very dangerous situation to be in.

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Islam the Quran, the Sunnah, calls to change from within

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the last month Allah says Yama lion foul Marlin will Abba noon, alarm and utter law will call bin Salim. The day on which neither wealth nor children will benefit except one who comes to a law with a sound heart.

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Except for one who comes to a law with a sound heart.

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The prophet SAW s&m had said

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in the film Jessa de moda either solo hat solo hell Jessa dokolo

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faster that faster than just Sudoku. Allah he'll calm

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indeed, in the body there is a clump of flesh.

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If it becomes good, the whole body becomes good. And if it goes bad, the whole body because it goes bad Indeed, it is the heart.

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So, the Quran and the Sunnah the foundations of Islam, all point to the need, for change to be from within.

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The change has to come from the inside out.

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And the inside

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is commonly referred to in the Quran and the Sunnah, as the heart.

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The place from which change takes place, the place from which

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a person becomes a believer, his or her faith increases, etc.

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With regards to the heart,

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Prophet Muhammad wa sallam had said, there is a Polish for everything which takes away the dirt and rust. Indeed, the Polish of the heart is the remembrance of Allah indeed

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The Polish of the heart is the remembrance of Allah.

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And the prophet SAW a solemn had said himself. In another narration. When a believer commits a sin, a black spot appears on his heart. And if he repents, desists and asks forgiveness, His heart is polished clean. But if he does more sins, the spots increase. That is the rust, which allow mentions in his book, where in the last month Allah says Kela Bal Ronna, Allah boo boo him Can we accept one, by no means that rust has covered their hearts from the sins that they do.

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the last one to Allah

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the change of the heart, or the Polish of the heart, as being through both remembrance of Allah and repentance, that we have to be conscious of our hearts and to be busy trying to clean them, purify them,

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with vigor, remembrance of Allah, one tries throughout one's day,

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to be conscious of Allah, this is what Salah is about.

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The obligatory prayer is to establish Salah in a remembrance of Allah in a person's life.

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So our lives are organized around the framework of prayer about which allotment Allah said.

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Aki masala lithic re establish the salah for my remembrance

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in order to remember a lot.

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having understood that,

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for us to embark on the process of change,

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we are talking about changing our character, changing the habits in our lives, which make up our character.

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How do we change these habits habits in our lives which causes us not to remember Allah

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which causes us not to turn back to him in repentance, etc? Well, I think it is important. In order to be able to develop new habits, it is important for us to understand how habits are formed.

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How do we develop these bad characteristics? They come through stages.

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First, habits begin as a fleeting thought, just a thought.

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And of course, the area of thought is beyond our control.

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Anything can come into our heads from any direction.

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We don't have control over it.

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So what happens is when a thought comes to our minds, then

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we either brush it aside

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or we begin to ponder on it. It becomes something we are now conscious of and we start to think about it.

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So satanic thoughts can come to our heads very easily.

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Now what do we do with it? What a law tells us to do with a Mayans Ivana kameena shaytani nasaan faster as Billa in the huzzah me you're on a limb and if an evil whisper comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge with Allah. Surely he is the all here all nor that's what we need to do. Stop it. At that stage. Of course, that is the easiest stage. If we're able to stop that bad thought from shifting into the second level of conscious thought where we now start to reflect on something we start to weigh the pros and the cons. You know, we get into a dialogue with Satan.

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The evil side

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should we or shouldn't we,

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if we can stop it before it reaches that stage.

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That is makes life a lot easier. We can avoid developing habits much more easily. But now if it goes to the level of conscious thought,

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what we need to do here

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is to take care.

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Have if we have knowledge, then we're able to defeat the arguments, the satanic arguments which will come.

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We don't take any good to be too small, or any evil to be too insignificant. No, we take everything seriously.

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Professor Solomon said, beware of the scorn sins, for there are like people stopping in the valley. And each person brings a twig, which they put together and make a bonfire to bake their bread. Whenever score and sins are adopted, they destroy the one who does them. So whenever that satanic argument comes to us, now it's okay. It's only a little thin. It's not big. It's all right. You're doing so many other good things.

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Remember, no sin is too small, too insignificant. To treat lightly. Jaco Omaha karate noob. Beware of the scoring since then the next stage is that of decision.

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The stage of decision where you decide to do something and that's why Prophet Muhammad wa salam gave us istikhara to deal with this stage. Is the harder to deal with this stage. A lot of people think is the harder is

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you don't know what to do.

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You make the dua

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to Raka, guavas taharah, then you go to sleep, and you wait for a dream.

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If a green light shows up in the green in the dream, okay, that means go ahead.

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Red light comes, don't do it.

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So many people come to me, you know, and asked me so I had I, I did my car went to sleep, and I didn't see anything.

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You're not supposed to see anything.

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That's not how it works. It's not a dream thing.

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I've never mentioned anything about dreams. This is people made this thing up.

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That's not always the harder works at all. Is the harder takes place. After you have made a decision. You make a decision to do something. After researching, getting advice from the people, knowledgeable people around you, whatever, you've come to a conclusion This is what I think that I should do. When you make that decision. Then you make your to rock art. You make your dog's taharah and when you ask Allah who is all knowing you're basically turning your fears over to a law you're putting your trust in God. Oh Allah if it's good for me make it easy for me if it's not take it away from me.

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So the sign that you're about to see is when you go about doing it because after you make the dua, then you go ahead and you do what you have to do what you decided on now if when you come to do that thing you find a series of obstacles in your path. You can't go ahead This is not working out this problem arises that and that Okay, these are the signs This is not good for you.

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So you ask a lot of tickets away from you remove it from your heart and put in your heart what is in fact better that says so now

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if you're doing a staccato properly

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is the hora cannot be done for something which is obligatory

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you don't make it the hottest Should I make fudger in the morning or not?

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Should I get up in the morning and pray my father on time

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now you don't make it harder for that.

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You don't make it harder for what is haram. You know

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should I go to the disk or not?

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We don't make it harder for what is clearly haram

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even for the things which are recommended. If the prophet SAW Selim already recommended it, what do you make it harder for and something that you should go and do recommended? If it's something disliked again, you don't make us the harder for that either. It's already

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told you to something disliked. So you're only making is the horror in the area of the MOBA. It is a limited area.

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when you make that decision, if it is for something not suitable, then you will know I can't make it harder for this. So, you know that is a wrong decision

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is the harder is there to protect you from making the wrong decision, because if you can make it harder for it, because it is something which allows already made obligatory or is forbidden, or he is recommended, or he has disliked, then no, it is a wrong decision. So it's there, if we can stop ourselves at that point. Again, we have saved ourselves from developing a bad habit, a bad habit, which then becomes a part of our character. After this, after this stage of decision comes action, we decided we're going to go ahead and do this thing. So now we go ahead and commit the act.

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Now, if we've done the Act One time, we have repentance. If we are

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conscious, we have the option of repentance as abbastanza Lam said, a Thai woman thembi command lathom Bella, one who repents from sin is like one without sin.

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So if we can catch ourselves here,

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and repent, sincerely, then

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we can still prevent the habit from developing this bad character trait from appearing in our

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life, we can stop it at this stage by

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repentance. But once we repeat it, we do it one time, then what happens is that the process,

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the thought, which was a fleeting thought, which we had to think about, to make a decision to act. Now, when the thought comes to us the next time, we don't go through the same process anymore. It's cut down short, because I already decided it's easy, you end up doing it again. And then the next time it comes, you're doing it straightaway. And you know, so it repeats itself. Once you repeat it, then you have

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a habit.

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It could be this is the process of the habits formation. This I'm talking about a bad habit. That's what I was talking about stopping it. But this same process is the process by which a good habit is formed. It's the same process, a thought comes to our mind, because at the same time that we have evil thoughts coming in our heads, they're also good thoughts coming along as assigned to each one of us an angel who puts in our minds good thoughts. So a good thought comes. But of course, there's the evil element there to dissuade you from that good thought. But if you see her that good thought you latch on to it, you start to think about it, you remember, no little no good is too small to do.

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So you try to do it.

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And you make the decision to do it, and you actually do it and you're rewarded from the time you make the decision to do it. This is the mercy of a law that not only even if you didn't do it, but you just made that decision in your mind you had that intention to do it. Allah rewards you for it. So there's so much in our favorite to help us to do to develop in fact, good habits. But

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unfortunately, for most of us, we don't take

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take advantage of it.

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And I Shara de la had said quoting problems are solemn, the deeds most beloved to Allah. Are those done regular regularly, even if they're small. The deeds most beloved to Allah.

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Are those done regularly, even if they're small. So, when the thought comes a good thought comes?

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Be careful. Be aware, utilize it.

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Commit, do it no matter how small that good deed may seem. Because once a person gets in the habit of doing little good things This builds up and makes the person better in his or her overall character. is why the prophet SAW Selim said truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to paradise. Thus a person will

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keep on telling the truth until he is recorded as a truthful person with a law. Lying leads to corruption. And corruption leads to the Hellfire as a person will keep on telling lies until he is recorded with a law among the liars.

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So, it is very important for us being conscious of the way in which habits form to try to develop good habits and to stop our bad habits and to stop the development of bad habits. Now,

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in conclusion,

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just some basic suggestions is a five out of many for increasing our Eman, good deeds of the many, many good deeds that we can do.

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We can, first and foremost ponder over the meanings of the Quran,

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reflect on them, read the Quran regularly and reflect on its meaning.

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The Quran is a source of guidance. It is a healing for what is in the hearts a law calls a chief our own limar for sure it heals the hearts

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we should seek knowledge.

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Use all the opportunities we have to seek more knowledge about the Quran. more knowledge about the Sunnah, more knowledge about the things that we have to do in our lives, in our daily lives to establish those little good things, which will help to change our character and make us better people.

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more knowledge about our jobs, each and every one of us, one of the males, maybe some of the females also are working in the working field.

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Is that field halaal?

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To what degree can we do what we're doing?

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If our earning is haram, then we are on a very weak, very poor footing.

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So we need to get the knowledge to clarify what are we doing? Is this job really an acceptable job? Where are the boundaries?

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It is obligatory on us to know where are the parameters that exist in this society within which we can function as Muslims, we should know them.

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And we shouldn't be just bumbling about, you know, and whenever somebody comes through, then we ask No, we should go and find out before we get into these situations. Before we get into the job situation. That was what was obligatory on us.

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And we should reflect on depth

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as to why the prophet SAW Salam told us that we should visit the graves

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visited often because it keeps one in remembrance of

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one's own. And

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besides going and praying for those that are passed before us, it most importantly, is a reminder for us of the nature of this life. How short it really is

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that it will end. Because without that reminder of death. We live as if this life is all there is and that you know we'll be living forever. But going to the grave helps us to remember that this is where we're all headed. It's just a matter of time.

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And we should be in the company of the righteous.

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This is important.

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The people that we are with will determine to a large degree how we are.

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That's why the Bible says lm said choose your friends well. Because you'll be raised on the Day of Judgment with your friends.

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So if the person that you are with is not somebody who you would like to be raised on the gym judgment along with then you know you shouldn't be with that person.

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As your friend meaning your close friend that you're going to be with all the time No.

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This is somebody you need to avoid

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and a general recommendation to do as many good

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deeds as we can. This is a means of increasing Eman. It's a means of removing depression is one of the psychologists, you know of the 20th century. His therapy is a non Muslim is therapy for people who came to him depressed, was to tell them to go for two weeks and try to do a good thing each day. His name was Adler.

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He used to tell them to go and do a good thing each day just try and do something good each day for two weeks then come back. This was his therapy.

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This is the man Muslim.

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That the good when you do good,

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makes you feel good. When you think about it, every time you think about that good thing it brings a good thought.

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The good produces good

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as the law said

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Algis are only Sunny, lls and is there any reward for good other than good,

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it viability arson, repel the evil with what is good. So doing good, is something essential in our lives, we try to do as much good as we can.

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This will increase our faith, it will

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cause our relationships to flower.

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Whether it is in our family, or it is with our community, our neighbors, etc.

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Everybody likes those people who do good. As Solomon said, the hearts are created with a natural inclination

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to those who would do good to them, somebody does good to you.

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It will

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bring back good and you don't do the good, expecting good. Because they say this is not really doing good. This is lending good.

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Right? It's not really doing good, it's lending good when you say I'm going to do good, you know, because I expect them to do good back to me when I need it. Now, if we do it with that intention that's lending good,

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but rarely doing good is doing it, regardless of what is their response, this is really doing good. And when a person really does good, for sure, it produces good in that person.

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It is a way of increasing faith. One of the most powerful ways and of course good

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when we talk from an Islamic perspective, is good as defined by Allah and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam

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because there are some things out there which people call good that as Muslims, we don't agree, these are not good, but generally what's good is known,

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universally accepted. That's why in the Quran, when Allah speaks about the good he speaks about Alma roof, that which is known, known to be good. So, it is important for us to do good

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on any level that we can, nothing too small, we try to do good all around us all the time, try to work with what is good, try to promote good ideas, try to avoid bad ideas, you know, this is very, very, very, very basic principle

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goes back to our original

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definition, that faith increases by good deeds and decreases by evil deeds. The more good we do,

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the less evil inshallah we will do

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and the less evil will remain within us.

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Very simple formula.

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So with that, brothers and sisters, I hope that this

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would cause us to reflect on our current situation

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and be about change.

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It is something which is within our own grasp. Yes, there is destiny. Allah has destined

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but at the same time

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time we decide, we make decisions. And how we are today

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is a result of decisions we made in the past.

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No doubt, what we are today how we are

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is a result of decisions we made in the past. So if we want a change in the future, then it means we have to make certain decisions. Now, what we do now will determine how our future will be within the color of a law. And it's all there.

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The decisions that we have made, or we will make,

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they're all known to a law.

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And that for us, shouldn't stop us from wanting to do good or trying to change because Allah already knows. Yes, Allah knows, but what he knows is what we decide to do,

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what we choose to do. So, brothers and sisters, I

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advise you, I remind you, and advise and remind myself

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that we need to be about making a change,

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beginning here, and now

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because we will be held accountable. We will be asked

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barakallahu salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Stop, look around check below

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Alhamdulillah we're very thankful that the program has been this well attended, we hope that we would have a lot more people here we had bigger commitments from people and Hump Day law centers, the quality instead of the quantity, and we're very happy for that and desert McCarron for attending. We came here to talk about how we can put the Counseling Center in this community for the youth. We know that there has been many things that have happened over the weeks and months that the youth have been involved in, including stabbings. Some brother he explained to me the other day he had his car broken into, they broke the window to get a small change Percy had in there that was

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visible, and they broke the window to get it. And in the change purse was $1 75. The window costs $250 to fix. Okay, big difference. We know that there's many challenges with the young people drinking in this area, and doing drugs and being involved with violence and crime. And we feel we can reach them. And we can actually have an effect with them and try to do some good with them. But in order to do that, we have to be situated in situation to be able to organize ourselves. It can't just be done just on the fly you you have to be organized and they have to have someplace to go. So with that in mind, we bought our brother, our brother Atmos you have this is a very good brother for

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me and a brother who I love dearly. And he's been a tremendous benefit to us in so many ways. And we've done so many good things in terms of Dawa and we want to invite him to come up just to encourage you to to give financially to support the programs that we plan to run. What's being distributed now is some pledge forms. If you want to donate some money for this, then you can put it on the pledge form, but I'm going to leave it to my brother to organize that because he's really the expert in this and we asked you to be patient with that and just to give generously admin just nothing occur.

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Salam aleikum wa barakato Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad Ali or Savio Germain?

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Silly Emily oxidatively Sania Kohli my bad

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my brothers, my sisters, the reverse respected elders the best greeting of Allah subhanho wa Taala to all of you desire Kamala here for sharing your precious part of your life. here with us today with this precious scars because you are part of what so called save a soul. Allah subhanho wa Taala declared in the Koran woman

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for kenema here NASA Jamia whoever him

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Saving a person saving your soul as if he and that means she saved all mankind. So for us here, we think that we are just here. By accident. Some of us think that way. We may think that we are here to listen to Dr. bp, which is Dr. Bilal Philips. It could be but really you're not after

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listening to me or to Dr. Bilal Philips or the food here, you can listen to Dr. Bilal Philips and the internet and the CDs DVDs. You could listen to people better than me in the internet. elsewhere. You can eat better food at your home. You know why you are here my brothers and sisters. It is not by accident. It is precise planning from Allah subhanaw taala to test each and every one of us to be part of saving a soul. Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing our Eman our generosity. Allah subhanaw taala is testing us. Do we show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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are we up to thanking Allah subhana wa Taala with our money or just with our tongue.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala declared to show you that you are not here by accident. And tumhara Ola to down the tune for Kofi Sevilla, for me call my mama Yellowfin Mia Apollo and nafsa see my sisters and my dear brothers, you are not here by accident. And tamala stealing all of us. Hi, I'm Tom behold, here you are all of you invited to spend in the way of Allah, some of you will hold back and Allah declared, they are holding back against themselves. ask Allah subhanaw taala that none of us brothers and sisters, young and adults, seniors, none of us to hold today Alhamdulillah before I came here, before I entered this room, I did personally my path. So I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to open your heart to spend generously in the way of Allah subhanaw taala because with respect to my dear brother Raheem downing, calling me expert, I am not an expert, I can get anything from you. If Allah does not open your heart to do business with Allah subhanaw taala and to trust a large amount of data and to have a conscious to have confidence and to have courage and to have control over the shape and because when you give free sebelah you do have a control over your neffs that loves the money and over the shape. And so it's not a matter of how much you have not at all. It is a matter of Allah subhanaw taala to honor your heart and to open your heart to do business with Allah

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subhanho wa Taala take a look my dear sisters and brothers.

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This particular effort that founded by brother Raheem downing, the Muslim inmate Assistance Program and outreach service for the youth. It does tremendous help through the years and tremendous results. That really at big organization with a budget from the government, they may not reach to the good, amazing results that I really don't have time the next 1520 minutes satama loud. I don't have to go through that. But I could tell you, more than 200 people became Muslim in the jail actually more than 300 in the jail. There is Islamic libraries in the jail. There is much much support needed for those Muslim inmates. And by the way, when you think about someone in jail, we

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think that they are guilty or they are criminals. Absolutely not. emfs surgeon mavala when we say in Arabic, how many oppressed harmony mob loom, innocent people they are in jail and a person in jail. You give them this little help this little it's a huge L and you give their family which is I call the families the victim number one you outreach for these families.

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That's also a huge help. My brothers my sisters, I ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to sincerely put generosity in your heart. Because every penny you spend, think about two matters the first matter what Allah subhanho wa Taala declared in the Quran and Mooji will motagua ada de su subrata naman verse 62, an ml 62 M. Au g Boone motto matara, who listened to the call of distress and relieve their suffering. Allah subhanaw taala be part of that great honor to be part of that.

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great honor to relieve people suffering and take a look. Take a look at this major Hadith wonderful Hadith from Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. I mean, I have learned this hadith long time ago, but I understood it just recently in Allaha fionnula makinalari advia that Allah subhanho wa Taala at the servant of the at the help of the servant, as long as the servant at the help of his brother, and that means the system but the dive deeper in the meaning of this hadith in Allah Allah, Allah at the help of the servant as long as the servant at the help of his brother, but see my brother

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you could be a king in this earth but still Your help is considered Masada Sharia limited help no matter what you do to your brother. Even if you are a king supposingly you are a king. You help your brother it's still considered and limited help Musa either by Sharia, a human help but you're getting the better bargain by receiving help my sisters, you're receiving help from Allah subhanho wa Taala Could you imagine that my dear brothers, that when we help this particular program, when we help the as the inmates with their pain and tragedy and distress and depth, desperate situation, when you have to save a soul to save one youth, you are receiving direct help genuine help from

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Allah subhanaw taala and speaking save a soul today Stargate with this handful of people may Allah subhanaw taala put a Baraka it's $50,000 five zero Allah subhanaw taala could put the Baraka and it could go even more. Well awesome had Allah tala meant for the program and for the youth center to get the support this would happen. But I tell you one genuine story, I counseled

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a person that his dad is willing and I'm doing volunteer counseling, free counseling, but one law he I know his dad that willing to pay 100,000 Canadian dollar or more if he can bring back his 21 years old son back to normal while law his dad will pay 100 Canadian 100,000 Canadian dollar not 50,000 what we're trying to reach today and to raise such as our common law here. Let us understand that we don't have to wait till the fast barber loss means still the axe hit our head then we are moving then we are generous then now already we are suffering as Muslims in North America already our precious investment our children our the most precious investment we have. I have my 21 years old

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Masha Allah son sitting with us here and I don't have anything more precious and earth more than him. So our children they are the most precious investment we have on Earth. So let us help the youth be big winners champions of success. Let us help the youth be the leaders in Canada. Not belittling them

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crucifying them like the media crucifying our Muslim youth No. Let us do our work without looking and paying attention to how many dogs they are barking because when a caravan traveling through the desert, you'll always find bar barking dogs dogs at the side of the caravan. Now like if your honor economic Kamala, but the caravan keep going no matter how many barking dogs. So my dear brothers and sisters,

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their situation. It is not just nice to donate. Now. It is really crucial to donate and to support this program to support this great effort to be part of this Gena project. I'll tell you a fact all of you knows that not every country around the world. Rich in oil, right my brother, not every country around the world. They export

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oil. They not every country around the wall. They have oil wells right my brother he Sham but you know what we have in Canada something wonderful and this is not in every country. Yes, it exists in different countries. But in Canada, in USA, also in England, it's unique that we have what's called fundraising efforts. The good people like you they raise funds to build masajid there is fun to build Islamic schools. They raise funds for any Islamic cause. They raise funds to produce

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Take the youth. And that's unique. That's much more important than oil wells.

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And that is not existing all over. I mean, in Kuwait, a government builds the you build the masajid. Here we have the chance us to build the massage. But what's important is to protect the youth. What's important those who are suffering in jail? Can you imagine your loved one did something wrong or didn't do anything? Right, but they're still suffering in jail. I mean, sometimes people, somebody could go and break into a car. Yeah, they repent to Allah subhanaw taala. And they could become better than me and you will lie does not mean a person who broke into a car or did something wrong, means they are crucified for the rest of their life. No. But there's other people who've done

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nothing, woman's even woman's they are in jail and suffering. So just a common law here with the next I think I have another 1015 minutes we have, I have to ask you why Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to remember, support the program because indeed you are supporting yourself. Allah says that in the Quran, you are really supporting yourself. You are really advancing your good deeds. And Dr. Bilal Philips showed us that we have to make a change and a change. Really.

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When you let your money talk, it's amazing what you will receive. Take a look sisters.

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When you let your money talk when you give free Serbian in law, it will increase your wealth guaranteed from the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala showed us in the Quran that whoever loans Allah so this is considered a loan to Allah subhanaw taala whoever Lord Allah subhanaw taala Allah will increase will give them much more. So it's not only what you give back much more multiples multiples Allah will give you so it will increase your wealth.

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In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala showed us and guaranteed My dear brothers Allah guaranteed for me and do what we give, it will purify. It will cleanse our wealth, it will clean our wealth. I mean, you could have a very fancy home, a very fancy car. But once in a while you need to clean your home. This beautiful, wonderful banquet hall still they need to clean it once in a while. You need to clean your wealth giving free sebelah A does clean your wealth. Another matter. Whatever you have, you could have this much or you could have this much you are susceptible to the envy of people.

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You are kalinina Mateen Massoud also Lhasa Salaam Tata said everyone has a blessing susceptible to be envied. So what new gifi sebelah A protects your wealth, whether it's a small world or a huge wealth from being invaded. The fourth matter to show you that this is a wealth management when you give. First it will never decrease your wealth. It will increase your wealth, it will purify your wealth, cleanse your wealth, it will protect your wealth from the envy of people the fourth matter, it will protect your wealth from the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala from Radha Bala, so my dear brothers and sisters,

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let us pass this test that has leave this banquet hall successful because it's an invitation from Allah subhanho wa Taala with a split this $50,000 into half $25,000 from brothers that Allah subhanaw taala gave them wealth, give them health and give them good hearts, brothers or sisters, that this heart is generous, feasability Allah, the heart looks good with that wealth matches that wealth. They have a lots of wealth, but they give the sebelah generously and this is a great cause to give feasable in law, it is amazing cause it's confirmed by the Quran and the Sunnah and Dr. Bilal Philips will not come all the way from copper, traveling with this hardship because travel

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it's a time in Alaska. It's part of suffering and really pain he would not travel if he does not believe in this cause. Absolutely. does Allah hare always a great supporter for our community throughout Canada just we just did an event two days ago in Edmonton, Alberta with Dr. Bilal Philips. So if he doesn't believe in this cause he will not be here he would not leave his office and apart no matter what. Now just Kamala Harris splitting the 50,000 into half $25,000 from five people that they could pay it in one shot or 10 checks $500 a month. If you can do it in five

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checks Alhamdulillah Allah Allah mean, the other $25,000 from everyone else now

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we really have about, like really 10 minutes. can this happen in 10 minutes only? When Allah Subhana Allah opens your heart, not if when Allah subhanaw taala opens your heart, when you know that giving feasable Allah I am learning Allah subhanaw taala I have no doubt in Allah subhanaw taala I have no doubt and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, my dear brothers at the back.

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Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him the champion of success, the engineer of happiness, my dear sisters, if Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam standing before you and telling you what you give the Sevilla lion Kasama Allah masataka what you give me Sevilla, the charity you give, it will never decrease your wealth. Do you believe Rasul? Allah says, Allah, of course hamdulillah all of us, we believe Rasul Allah says, Allah, would you ask Rasulullah saw salam to say, Allah He, it will not decrease from our work to make an oath to make an awesome, you will not because we believe are sola salam, but Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam did make an off, did make a custom that it will not decrease

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from your wealth. What do you give me? sebelah so we have nothing to fear. Let us see the firsthand. Amazing ask Allah subhanaw taala that baby there, right? That Allah subhanho wa Taala give her health and wealth and generosity and protect that hand and the whole body from the Hellfire because accidently, she just lifted her hand. So ask Allah that she grew as a big winner. So Jessica Melaka let us see quickly. Five people $5,000 Wait, don't lift your hand before you left your hand. Remember to make a deal with Allah subhanaw taala it's genuine, it does work. Dr. Bilal Philips here, a wonderful scholar, he could correct me if I'm wrong. You could make a deal with Allah

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subhanaw taala yada, I'm giving this $5,000 your A B make my immigration paper go smooth. You're a B heal my mother heal my father, you're giving this $5,000 on behalf of my mom who passed away Europe I'm giving this $5,000 make me graduate from university improve my business protect my children European giving this $5,000 and I'm making a deal with you. Give me a life with La ilaha illa Allah and a death with La ilaha illa Allah give me dignity Arab give me happiness in this life in the life after a hottie. My dear sisters and Dear brothers, don't lift your hand don't donate anything. Before you make a deal with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And remember, remember the promise from Allah

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subhanaw taala I love to remind my dear brothers and sisters with this one that carries three promises, three guarantees who's promising Allah subhanaw taala The one who always speak the truth, the one who deliver the one who's so merciful and generous. Three promises in this one ayah three guarantees.

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Allahu Akbar today is 711 Today is July 11. And allows witnessing that I said this to you and the angels is witnessing that I say this to you that whatever Allah is telling us whatsoever will not occur demo whatsoever. You advance the unforeseen outcome for yourself from good deeds. You will find it with Allah, Allah Stelling you you will find it with me that you do and Allah who are higher on Allah is better Allah telling us I am better. Not your grandmother, not fixing the car, not the renovation at home, I am better and Allah Sterling Yes, that I am greater with my reward. Let me see the firsthand that with courage and trust Allah subhanaw taala the first $5,000 Bismillah yada, yada

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keep saying La La La quwata illa Allah you know what's amazing, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him Tatas and major secret that La hawla wala quwata illa Allah, it's one of the treasures in heaven kinsmen, canoes agenda. Not only that, the angels that carries the throne of Allah subhanaw taala man, they could not carry it without La La La quwata illa Allah so as I'm talking to you, please promise me as I'm talking to you keep saying quietly in the how nanako de La La La La La La Villa. It opens your heart to be generous to be successful with a loss of Allah tala Bismillah

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up the first $5,000 Kamala Harris, voila, himani tax voila May Allah forbid, if your child if your son if your loved one in trouble, maybe just to meet the lawyer, you will deposit $5,000 just that Kamala hair, the time does not allow you. Allow me to tell you so many stories. Give Allah subhanaw taala Yara Bismillah we need five people $5,000 to take care of the first $25,000 Yara Bismillah Bismillah Ar Rahman you know, it's amazing. Sometimes brothers they write their donation small or big quietly? No, no, it's recommended in a gathering like this similar nalani Allah says in the Quran, so you could donate in the public, not just quietly as a matter of fact, that Muslim scholars

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they encourage donation in the public to be just clear like this. So I encourage everyone and it kicks the shape on away. Does Kamala hair, raise your hand? It is it is really not just fundraising. It really deducts from your sins. It did. It's a it's a tragedy deductible since deductible masiva deductible tragedy, a sadaqa Tata Masada so that what Rasulullah saw Salam Tatas, sadaqa giving free Sevilla a protects from tragedies, Yara quickly just like him Allah Hey, we're running out of time because Madlib cannot be delayed. We have less than 10 minutes Bismillah raise your hand Jessa Kamala hair

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will make it much easier. Is that the hand in the back sister?

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I thought I saw hand babe. Let's make it much easier and faster.

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You know Alhamdulillah Allah Allah mean you saw in the flyer says fundraising and you came

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Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the Quran ha and come to the bottom for coffee sebelah behold here you are invited to spend in the way of Allah and you still came dessert Kamala hair, make this evening successful evening, make it much easier 10 people to raise the first $25,000 10 people 2500 each. You can do it in one shot, do it in five post dated checks. $500 a month. Yara Bismillah. Now how La quwata illa Billah. Let's say La how La La quwata illa Billah. One thing about the sisters all over Canada