The Disease of Nationalism

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May yeah enough anomaly nulla are my youth and then for Haryana was shadow an inner Mamajuana, who Lashley Kela was shadow Allah Mohammed and Abdu Hora solo. Indeed All praise is due to Allah. And as such we should praise Him,

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we should seek His help and seek refuge in him from the evil which is within ourselves, and the evil which results from our deeds. For whomsoever Allah has guided, none can misguide. And whomsoever Allah has allowed to go astray, none can guide

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and I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad some Mamajuana a Sunday is the last messenger of Allah.

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In the Quran, Hadith, Nikita Avila Okay, the Hadith, Abdul Mohammed in Samba long it was

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indeed, the most truthful form of speech is the book of Allah. And the best source of guidance that brought by Mohammed Salah

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was Sharon Moody was the Fattah Wakulla coulomb of death in VEDA, Coco Navidad in dolla, dolla

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and the worst of all affairs

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are the innovations in religion.

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For every innovation is a source of misguidance and all misguidance leads ultimately to the Hellfire

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brothers and sisters

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the OMA today

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is faced

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with a trial

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not a new trial.

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But an ongoing trial.

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Our brothers, our sisters, our mothers, our daughters,

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our sons,

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our family

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is suffering

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in Palestine.

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We've all read about it in the newspapers

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connote has been said in the masjid.

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Many prayers have been made.

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In sha Allah, we've all made our own individual prayers for them in the middle of the night.

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And those prayers should also be

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for the millions who die

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who continue to die

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in Iraq, and Afghanistan and Chechnya.

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And in all, the hotspots of the Muslim world

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and we as Muslims

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feel helpless.

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What can we do

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some have chosen the route of demonstrations.

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Some have chosen the route of

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donations.

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Ultimately

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what we're seeking

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is the help of Allah.

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Because

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as human beings

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we are not capable. We're not able.

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The Muslim world today

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is splintered, shattered.

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Its bits and pieces

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don't act as one.

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And the solution

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to the problem of Palestine

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is not one which can be solved by the Arab nations.

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We often hear

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Palestine being referred to as an Arab cause.

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Arab and Islamic

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is not an Arab.

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It is an Islamic

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But this Arab thing which keeps coming forward

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is part of the disease

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which makes it impossible for us

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to solve

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the disease of nationalism

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This is one of the biggest diseases, eating away at our body today,

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the body of the Obama

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why we cannot come together

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1 billion plus and solve

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the problem of Palestine

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the challenge which is before us,

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with our lack of resources,

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our country's exploited.

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The challenge before us

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is one of obtaining of gaining the help of Allah.

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This is all that we can call on at this point in time.

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And all of the drives that we hear being made in the masjids they're all calling for Allah to destroy Israel

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to punish them with what they have punished our brothers and sisters

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to create an earthquake, which would swallow them up

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or rain down upon them

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destruction

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like what nations before we're faced

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America

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a miracle is what we are praying for a miracle.

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It happened in the time of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So it can happen.

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It happened in times, following

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the prophets would.

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Muslim armies at different points in history

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receive the help of Allah

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at the most crucial moments

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but we have to realize

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that the help of Allah comes to those who deserve it.

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When the prophets I seldom describe

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the man on a journey.

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And one of the best times for prayers to be answered is when one is on a journey.

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raising his hands to the sky.

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And among the best time for prayer to be answered is when one raises one's hands to the sky,

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calling on Allah and of course wells can answer prayers but Allah

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but

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as the Prophet SAW send them said

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his food and his drink

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was haram.

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The clothes that he wore, were haram his flesh was grown from

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So how was ALLAH to help him?

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How was ALLAH to help him?

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We have to be realistic.

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Allah has help.

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Doesn't come to those who don't deserve it.

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He helped before

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the case of Palestine

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is not new in history.

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The Crusaders took Palestine

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for 100 years.

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For 100 years,

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the Crusaders up occupied Palestine.

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And during that occupation, no other than was made from any mass

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Did

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or from mustard and oxide itself know that for 100 years

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that situation didn't change

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until Allah brought forth Salam Medina Dean and I up

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who changed

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the map,

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defeated the Crusaders, and reestablished the rule of Sharia over that holy land.

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It came

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when those who thought thought it deserved it.

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They're homeless Muslim world suffered

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in that period of time, but

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it had its own problems of fragmentation,

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which were not nearly as bad as ours today.

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Not nearly as bad as ours today it was fragmented, but not like what we live today.

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And the Muslims of that time.

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Were more consistent in practicing the jinn than the Muslims of our time.

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So

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when is the help of Allah going to come? Mata Nasu law?

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When are our prayers going to be answered?

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We have to tackle this issue

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with full sincerity.

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If we are to expect any results from our prayers

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and

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the foundation for that lies within the religion itself.

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It is not something external from us.

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It is something internal within the religion itself.

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Last month, Allah said very clearly in terms of the law into

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if we support the religion of Allah.

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If we established the religion of Allah, then Allah has help, will come, Victory will be ours. Even in military defeat, Victory will be ours. That is the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So brothers and sisters,

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I asked Allah

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to give us the courage to support his religion,

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to make Islam real for ourselves,

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so that his help can come to us and to our brothers and sisters, and our family in

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their help is dependent on our help.

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I asked Allah to put this sincerely in our hearts that we would make the kind of efforts necessary to obtain the help of Allah

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Akula Kalia was stopped for a lively welcome for deciding what's the minimum equilibrium for stocks through in the whole world for Rahim? I say that as a last forgiveness for myself and for yourself and call on you to turn to Allah and seek his forgiveness. For none can forgive sins besides here I

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have the Linda salatu salam ala Rasulillah

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there is a Hadith

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which Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam narrated from Allah subhanaw taala Abu Huraira

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narrated that he heard us say

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in the law Hakala man Adam Neely wali Yun forgot Adam to horrible horrible indeed. Allah Almighty has said, whoever shows animosity to a friend of mine, I declare war upon

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Did, Allah Almighty said,

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whoever shows animosity to a friend of mine, I declare war upon

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Allah's declaration of war

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is confirmation of destruction.

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For a nun can fight Allah

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that war is a one sided war.

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Allah destroys them.

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Whoever shows animosity to a friend of mine, the term used in that hadith, Hadith Ponce is

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winning

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the winning.

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This has been translated loosely as St.

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But we can find in Surah Yunus verses 62 and 63 where Allah says there Allah in our Leah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah

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Alladhina amanu can we have tahona indeed, the friends of Allah are those who are not overcome by fear or sadness.

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Those who believe

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and fear Allah, those who believe and fear Allah.

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Eman Taqwa are the conditions which Allah Subhana Allah has set

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for one to be Israel, one who he takes as a friend.

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So one who has these qualities,

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Allah will take care of his enemies.

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So he has no need to be afraid.

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And he has no need to be saddened to be overcome by sadness.

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Of course, there will always be some elements of fear and sadness in all of our lives.

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But we will not be overcome by

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fear and sadness,

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the kind of fear and sadness which leads

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to suicide.

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A few days ago, in the newspaper,

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there was an article about a billionaire.

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A billionaire, this guy had $9 billion

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because of the financial crisis,

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many of his companies run into problems.

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And he was so saddened by it.

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so afraid of financial ruin,

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that he killed himself, a billionaire

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killed himself.

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This is a subtle reminder

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for us.

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A subtle reminder

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that if we don't develop

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Eman Taqwa

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that is where we're headed.

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Whether it is direct physical destruction of ourselves to suicide,

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or spiritual, emotional, psychological disruption of ourselves, destruction of ourselves,

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we self destruct

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because hearts don't find rest, except

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to the remembrance of Allah. Allah didn't rely dogma in the globe it is only when the remembrance of Allah

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that is the basis of Eman

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and tough wall

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that hearts become content in this life.

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And the law went on to say well Masaba in a year Abdi vishay, in a hub by NAMM after two who I lay, my servant does not draw nearer to me with anything more beloved to me than the religious duties that I imposed on him.

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How does one become a welding

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a Friend of Allah

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Allah

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outlines in this well known Hadith

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we begin with

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the following what Allah has imposed upon us,

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what he has made obligatory honors, this is where we begin.

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This relates back to what I spoke in the first part of the

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to gain the help of Allah, as we will see at the end of the statement

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we begin with what Allah has made obligatory on us.

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The first of the obligations is Salah,

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Salah

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for men, it is Salah, in the messenger

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so Allah in the messenger

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we have to ask ourselves,

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we have to ask ourselves

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Are we fulfilling that obligation?

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Can we get past stage one? So Allah in the messenger

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how many people

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prayed Salatin Fudger in the masjid this morning, put your hands up please

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how many people prayed a lot in Fudger this morning in the masjid.

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25 or 28 people

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28 people

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out of how many people in this month

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this is an obligation. This is the most primary obligation and today was July

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now we have excuses during the rest of the week we have to go to work early and all these other kinds of things we need extra sleep and all this

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but today was Juma.

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And for those of us that pray in the masjid, so lots of Fajr reality is that the lions in Fudger on Friday is no different from the lions and Fajr on Thursday, or Wednesday.

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And the prophets are solomid said

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the that one of the distinguishing characteristics of the hypocrites

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is their inability to consistently praise a lot of budget

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in the masjid.

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So what we're talking about right now

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is an Omar in which hypocrisy runs in the veins like blood.

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If only 25 out of

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100

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or 1000 people sitting here

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made Fudger in the masjid, then that is what it is saying.

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Yet we seek the help

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of Allah

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have we supported his religion? Can we say in cancer Allah is applicable to us, if we support the religion of Allah,

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can we say that?

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Can we say

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that we have supported the religion of Allah in this the most basic

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obligation on us?

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About which Prophet monks I sell them the last words that he said before he left this world was a sola sola.

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He continued to pray himself

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carried to the masjid.

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And what are we doing?

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And we wonder

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About the hodza

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or Iraq

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or Afghanistan

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but this is what Allah Allah made clear for us.

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That if we are to become his friends,

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friends, for whom he declares war on their enemies, he destroys their enemies.

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Then we have to start

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going into the streets and demonstrating

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when we don't pray Fajr in the masjid is a joke.

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It is a delusion.

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It is a deception.

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We are only fooling ourselves

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Allah's help

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is not due to us. If we don't do what is most basic

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well i is up the Takara Bhulaiyaa benowa Phil Hatao HIPAA

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and the way by which we come closer to him as Allah said, My servant continues to draw nearer to me with voluntary works,

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until I love you.

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The voluntary act of prayer

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or fasting,

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saw the

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ombre

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various voluntary deeds which are not prescribed on us by Allah's Madonna, but recommended by His Prophet sallallahu.

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The more that we do those

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the closer we become to Allah

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and we continue to do it until Allah loves us

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and of course, those whom Allah loves those are his friends

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and Allah goes on to say if I the verb to come to some other lady yes ma OB

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and when I love him, I become his hearing with which he hears what Basu the you observe OB we are the who led the arrow Lottie Patricia will be here

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and the site with which he sees and his hand with which he strikes.

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Origin though will let the young she be her and his foot with which he walks.

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The hearing site,

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the actions of the limbs, and then

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come in line with what Allah is pleased with.

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So we see and we hear, what is pleasing to Allah.

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We take,

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we give,

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we restrain we support

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what is pleasing to Allah.

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We go we travel

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we step out of our homes.

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We only go in a way into places which are pleasing to Allah.

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That is the consequence

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that our life becomes truly dedicated to Allah.

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And when that happens

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when the OMA dedicates itself to Allah, that Allah goes on to say, well inside any the outer Yana, whether in a star bunny that we're at then

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we're here to ask me, I would surely give him

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and were he to seek refuge in Me. I would surely granted

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we're here to ask me to ask me anything.

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I would surely give it to him.

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And where he to seek refuge in Me, I would provide that refuge boy

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This is what

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is the goal of Islam

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that we would live live dedicated to Allah Subhana Allah, that he would support us in our times of need,

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like these times

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were it not for some among our brothers and sisters in the US

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were not that they weren't among them, some friends of Allah, then their case would have been finished a long time ago.

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From the very beginning,

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when Israel with all of its mites

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unleashed its fury on hodza,

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they would have surrendered and run.

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What is it that held them firm all these days now,

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those among them.

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Those among them

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who are true friends have a lot.

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This is what we're faced with brothers and sisters,

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striving to become true friends of Allah

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so that we can support them as they deserve to be supportive.

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That we

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can establish Islam, in our lives,

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in our countries,

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as it deserves to be established.

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I ask Allah

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to support,

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to strengthen, to give success to his friends in the BUZZA

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who are giving their lives for his religion.

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And ask Allah to put in our hearts their commitment to do the same where we are here.

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ask Allah to make this religion, a way a true way of life for us. One, which we devote ourselves to, in every waking moment of our lives.

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I ask Allah to support our brothers and sisters in the hodza and in Iraq and in Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the Muslim world, to give them success,

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to strengthen their efforts to protect their women and children,

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and to give paradise to those that have died for a sake

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and ask Allah that we be blessed with the last words in the law before we leave this world