The Prayer For Seeking Guidance

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The woman is telling me soon as the dean,

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how praise you to live your life Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet Muhammad from Allah and he will send them and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the Nazi.

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Before beginning Please let me apologize for coming late.

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I hope it won't happen again in the future.

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Having said that

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the topic of this morning's

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presentation is de la hora,

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or the prayer for seeking Good.

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Now,

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as human beings,

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we find ourselves from the time we wake in the morning, to the time we go to sleep at night,

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faced with a series of choices,

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the choices may be simple choices,

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whether we have eggs for breakfast, or whether we have cereal.

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Or there may be more complicated choices, which have to do with our workplace. You know, whether

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our senior

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senior people in the management of the company we work for, when they asked us to do some things that we know are not correct. Whether we do it and save our jobs, or whether we refuse to do it, and possibly lose our jobs, jeopardize our future.

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And so on through the whole day, we're faced with

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choices.

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Of course, the major choices

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appear to us to be particularly significant, because we don't know what the future will bring.

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The minor choices, of course, we just do them automatically. We don't really even think of them as choices per se.

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But the major choices, we're thinking in terms of the future, what will be my future, what will happen if I choose this, instead of this?

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These are the choices in between good and evil.

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Because the choice is between things that are all good,

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or things that are most evil,

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no slices are choices which will not affect or will not have a

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negative or positive effect on our future that we are not expecting.

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But why do we have to choose between good and evil.

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This is when we have certain fears concerning our well being. Unusually, these fears have to do with our material life.

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Because

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the spiritual aspects of our future,

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we tend not to give

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an equal importance.

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We spend most of our days

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gathering wealth

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for the betterment of our material life. And that's such what has to do with our spirit, our spiritual being in a very small amounts of our time.

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So when we are faced with these decisions, the decisions usually will be regarding our material future or material well being.

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And this is what leads people

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due to the uncertainty of the future to rely on fortune tellers. This is why fortune tellers, you know, have a booming business.

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You know, throughout the ages, you go back as far back in time, no way back you have the what is known as the Oracle, at Delphi, in the Greek in all Greek history.

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We are people who are there offering information about the future

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using a variety of different methods. They found customers because of the uncertainty of the future.

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People like him would like to know what the future is.

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If we know what the future is

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And we can more easily make the choices that we have to choose today.

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And it is based on this natural desire to know the future

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that God has revealed in the final religion,

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guidance

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for Muslims, for the believers with regards to their choices and the future,

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to protect them from falling into,

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into idolatry. Because once we look at our horoscope,

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the moment that we have our palms read,

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or we open a fortune cookie,

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we are committing

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a sin

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of giving the powers of God to his creation,

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the major sin.

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So, for the believers,

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what is open to them

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is

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to

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put their trust in God.

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This is why throughout the Quran, you see so many references were in Allah speaks about the believers, as those who put their trust completely in God.

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This is necessary, because God alone knows the future.

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Since he is the only one who knows the future,

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then we have to trust in Him.

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That whatever he has destined for us in the present,

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it is for our betterment.

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And

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in order to develop this trust,

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the Prophet Muhammad mega peace and blessings be upon him,

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taught his companions, this particular supplication,

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the Diwan,

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of seeking goods, the prayer for seeking good

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one of his companions

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of the Prophet Muhammad.

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May God's peace and blessings be upon him as saying,

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I'm over things in which a man's happiness lies, is seeking his Lord's guidance to what is good, that is the is the heart

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and being pleased with what Allah has destined.

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Likewise, among the things in which man's wretchedness lies, is abandoning the prayer, seeking guidance,

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the istikhara

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and displeasure with what Allah has destiny

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is telling you how important

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this prayer of istikhara is.

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But our happiness in this life

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as a believer will depend on utilizing this prayer regularly.

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Now most of us here,

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recent convert to Islam.

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Maybe we'll never even heard of this prayer. This is why I chose to inform you about this prayer because that is something that you should learn and utilize.

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A law said in the

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weather on the inside Oh, be sure we do

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it. We're callin in San La Jolla.

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Men praise for evil in his prayers for goods.

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Verily man is impatient.

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In our prayers for things that we think are good for us.

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Many times we are asking for that which is harmful to us.

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But we don't know it.

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We're very impatient.

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When it doesn't happen. We wanted God why you didn't give me this.

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I deserve it.

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I've been a good person.

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Why are you giving these people if you're not giving me this is the expression of our impatience.

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However, as believers, the Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him informed us that all of our prayers are answered. In the case of the believers, all of their prayers are answered.

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Either Allah gives the rewards for the prayer directly to us what we have prayed for, he gives them

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or he prevents,

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from us evil befalling us, which is equivalent to what we were praying for.

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Or he keeps the reward for that prayer, and gives it to us on the Day of Judgment, when each and every one of us will be in need,

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of good to add to our scale of good deeds.

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But every prayer of the believer is answered. And this is only in the case of the true believers.

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We have to believe the Prophet Muhammad may God's peace and blessings be upon him, has

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told us that

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when we declare our faith, we say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, there is no god worthy of worship, and Mohammed is the last messenger of Allah. This means that we accept what he has given us.

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What he has brought us what he has informed us of, we believe in the truth of it.

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If we don't, if we have doubts about it, then we have doubts about our faith.

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We have doubts about our faith.

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Because the Lord has told us in the Quran,

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in who Allah Washington you have, the prophet does not speak from his own desires. But he speaks to you His revelation, which Allah has revealed to him.

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So he's conveying to us

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messages from Gods.

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We have to believe it.

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If we believe it, then we're able to handle the circumstances we find ourselves with in life. Our prayers are not answered, do not cause us to become desperate and impatient. We don't fall into despair, you know, depression, etc. But we patiently accept what Allah has destined for us. In fact, the sixth pillar of man.

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You know, in Islam, there are five pillars of Islam, and six pillars of Eman, five pillars of Islam, meaning the basic practices, which define a person as a Muslim.

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But his declaration of faith, praying five times a day, giving Zakah once a year, fasting

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the month of Ramadan, and making Hajj if you are able, once in a lifetime. But on top of that, there are six

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pillars of faith.

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What's the Prophet Mohammed may God's peace and blessings be upon him define for us?

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He said, The first one is to believe in Allah.

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The first pillar of Islam is to accept a lot as your God.

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Once you have openly accepted the lives of God, you have entered into Islam.

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But for you to attain faith, then you have to believe in God.

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You have to transform that knowledge into faith, which means you have to act according to your knowledge.

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And you have to believe in the books of Allah,

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the Angel of a lost the unseen world,

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the prophets of Allah

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and you have to believe in the judgment.

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And the sixth pillar is belief in destiny.

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That whatever takes place in this life

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was written

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as Prophet Muhammad may God's peace be upon him informed us 50,000 years before the creation of this universe, Allah created

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the pen a writing instruments and instructed it to write

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the instruments of a law what should it write

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and the law told it to write everything that was and would be

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and

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the pages

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the ink on the pages have dried

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and the pen has been lifted from the pages

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That whatever we do in this life is already mentioned.

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This is the destiny.

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It doesn't mean that we don't choose. Yes, we are still choosing. We know this is real we choose from the time we get up in the morning, until we go to sleep at night we're choosing.

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However, whatever choice we make,

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was already written.

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And a law already knew and recorded,

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whether he would create the circumstances, for us to manifest that choice, or not.

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Because we know in our lives, many times we choose to do things.

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And we're not able to do it.

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Later, they may be good thing, or they may be evil things.

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We choose to do them, and we're not able to do them. Sometimes we are sometimes we're not. And it is not.

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By our choice.

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It is not we ourselves, who are stopping ourselves from doing or not doing sometimes we stop ourselves also.

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We choose to do an evil thing, then we stop ourselves, we remember God and we stop ourselves not to do it. But other times we choose to do it, he will say and we're trying to do it, but we can't do it. The circumstances are not there to do it.

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Sometimes you may choose to do a good thing. And the circumstances may not be there to do it either. So who controls the circumstances?

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It is God. So God has already written whether the choices that we make will be manifest

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in our lives.

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This is a destiny. And this is the sixth pillar of our faith.

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So in order for us to

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help or to help us to accept

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this

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concept of the destiny

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and to keep our trust in God.

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The prophets taught his companions, this prayer known as

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the heart.

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What are the prophets, companions, the disciples,

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by the name of God, as Solomon, said,

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The Prophet Muhammad

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may God's peace and blessings be upon him, taught us to make the prayer seeking good in all affairs.

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The way he taught us a chapter from the Quran.

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He said, If any of you decides on a matter, he should pray through units of voluntary prayer then say

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Allahumma in need as the hero aka the enemy, plus Kaberuka the quadratic so as Luca Min fosdick and Avi.

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For Allah I seek your guidance to what is good for me. Because of your infinite knowledge, I seek your help because of your power. And I asked you from your great favor

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to do well,

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but Allah when Allah, Allah Allah will you

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for surely you are able and I am not. You know and I do not. And you alone know the unseen

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Allahumma in quince autonomy, and have an armory Hydra li si de mama Archie Raka Bhatia Marie.

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Voila. If you know that this affair is good for my religion, my livelihood and the aftermath of my affairs

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normally, Jolla servo Li robotic Lee then decreased for me and make it easy for me and left me in it.

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When when Quinta Alamo and the Hagia Omri Chavo Li p Dini omashu were asked about the armory.

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But if you know that this affair is bad for my religion, my livelihood in the aftermath of my affairs, for Phillip Rodney was recently on who work doorly Hi, hi to can Tamara de

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then turn it away from me and me away from it and decreed for me what is better wherever it may be, and make me content with it.

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This is the

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problem I

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used to see

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His companions this prayer, the way that he talks,

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a chapter from the plan.

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What does this mean? It means that

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the same way when we first come into Islam,

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we know it is important to learn some chapters from the Quran to us and our parents. So we will take time out, and effort to learn some chapters from the Quran.

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It is important to us, we strive to memorize, and we use it regularly in our prayer.

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In the same way that we put importance to that

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the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him used to put importance to this prayer.

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So you can see from that, that we have a gap.

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We have a gap in our Islam.

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If something is so important,

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and we haven't learned it, and we are not using it, then it means there's something missing in our Islamia. It doesn't mean we're not listening. But there is a depth there is something an empty hole that needs to be filled. This is what we should learn to finish.

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And the Prophet Mohammed soften them according to Jabu taught them the companion to seek

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good in this prayer from God in all affairs.

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However, when this term all affairs is used,

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it doesn't mean the affairs that are compulsory.

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what God has made compulsory for us, that is for example, praying five times a day, we don't turn to God in prayer seeking good up in God, whether we should, you know, pray five times a day or not. For things which are compulsory for us.

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There's no therapy can good in those affairs. Similarly, the things that are recommended for us to do I guess, we don't seek God's guidance in those things, that guidance is already there. That's why we know it is recommended. Similarly, the things which are disliked.

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The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, told us that this is not good, better to avoid these things, again, we don't seek a lot of guidance is because the guidance is there to avoid those things which allows forbidden the harm. We don't seek in prayer, drop the law, should we do this haram or not? No. It's called haram meaning don't do it. The guidance is already there for us not to do it. So this prayer, though, the companion mentioned that it was in all affairs, it meant all affairs

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in which

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we have before us

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to halaal choices, two choices which are permissible.

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This is where this prayer is to be used. Well, we have before us two things to choose.

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Both of which are permissible.

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neither of which is particularly recommended, or ordered, disliked or forbidden. Just two things that are equal.

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Which we have difficulty in choosing which one is the better, because we don't know what is going to be the end result of our choice.

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So we'd like God's guidance in the choice.

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So the fellow said,

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in this, we have this type of a choice.

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And we have decided on one of the two.

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But we're still uncertain. This is where the doubt is there. You have chosen one of the two.

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But you want a lot of guidance. God's guidance is this choice that you made the good choice, the best better choice.

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Then you make two units of prayer to Raka.

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two units of voluntary prayer so it's not asked to fill out the budget. You do select the budget because that's two units of fare.

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But you make two units of voluntary prayer in the times which are accepted

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Certain forbidden times when you're not supposed to face both of those times, but in the acceptable times you make two units of voluntary prayer.

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And in making these units of voluntary prayer,

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it is recommended

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that

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we learn

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certain verses of the Quran

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which addressed the issues of choice.

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If we haven't learned them, use whatever you know of the Quran. But if you can want to make this a part of your life, then it's good to learn certain verses like not verse 68, in the 28 chapter, which Allah says, what a buka yanapuma Sha ySr from our Canada who will hear a

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lot more he was either a Maya shikun and your Lord create whatever he will and chooses, they have no choice.

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May Allah be glorified and exalted above the partners they associate with him.

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More in Surah Allah Rob 33rd chapter verse 36.

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Meaning when I'm in a court of law, who wants to know who I'm Ron

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Emery him from my house in LA or Sula, who, Bala Bala, Medina, it is not fitting for a believing man or woman to have a choice in their affair, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter. And whoever disobeys the line, His Messenger has gone far astray.

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So verses like this, I wrote to us in the prayer, why, because that prayer, the two voluntary units of prayer that we make before making this particular supplication, are ones in which we should be focusing

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our thoughts and our spirits

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on

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our position before God.

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To make this prayer, the supplication sincere from

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the form of prayer is a preparation for ourselves, those two units of prayer to record these are preparing ourselves before making this particular

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application.

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Then we begin this application.

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Oh Allah, I seek your guidance to what is good for me.

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Along with me as the heruka, the L MC.

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Recognizing

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a loss infinite knowledge or ally, seek your guidance to what is good for me, because of your infinite knowledge, the end maker,

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returning our fears to Allah, recognizing that his knowledge is infinite, he knows the consequences of our actions. And that is why we're turning to him and to no one else

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was stuck with bureaucrats, the quadratic.

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I seek your help, because

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you have the power.

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Because only a law

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has the power to create the circumstances which will be favorable for our choice.

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No human being can do it.

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No one, no profit, no same.

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Nothing in this way can produce the circumstances.

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For our choice to be good.

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alone has the power to create the circumstances to death in the circumstances that are in our favor.

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Look, I'm in public and

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and they asked you from your great

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favor and grace.

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Because it is from the grace of God.

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And it's from the grace of God

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that

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a good choice that we make is less

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so reacting from God's grace from a saver because

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we don't deserve it.

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Because we are to look in terms of ideas

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Life, how many times we disobey God?

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In the end, can any one of us say I deserve when I'm asking God for

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a prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him told us, none of us would enter Paradise.

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Simply because of ideas, meaning we deserved.

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That if you put a scale of the

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scale for the bad scale for the group, that our good deeds are more than are bad deeds, it will outweigh the bad deeds, no one will enter Paradise because of that.

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And the companions are given you all messenger of Allah. And he says, even

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when it's not for the grace, of grace, and His mercy,

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God's grace, as I pointed out to you before, is manifest in that he multiplies.

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Good Deeds

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10 times tenfold. Allah says,

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One good deed is worth 10 times the value, but one evil is quoted as only one.

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This is the grace of God,

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which allows our good deeds to erase 10 evil deeds.

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And in that way, it is possible for our scale of good deeds to outweigh the evil deeds. Were it not for that? This is the grace of God, the favor of God, none of us would enter Paradise.

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So when we're asking God,

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for his guidance,

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because of his infinite knowledge, and his power, overall thing

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we have to do so humbly.

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Not demanding. So this is what to say when we're saying from your favorite, we're not demanding, God, give me this, because I deserve it. No, I don't deserve it. This is from your favorite, from your grace and your mercy, that I asked you to give me

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0104 you are able, and I am not

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a law.

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We recognize

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has given us whatever power we have.

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He is the only true power in this universe.

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Everything else that has power has been given that power by Allah.

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Allah is the only power.

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And you know, and I do not.

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We don't know.

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Whatever we know is what a God has informed us.

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by ourselves, we know nothing.

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As a law

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explained to us in the Quran, when he created Adam,

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Allah said, Well, I love it man, Asma akula. And the law taught Adam, the names of all things you gave him that knowledge.

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It was not something which man did you this is what God has given.

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And this is why even the greatest of scientists, and see when they talk about what they've discovered, they discovered this and they discovered that and, you know, science tends to pump itself up to the point where we're able to do all things.

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We're able to find out the beginning of the universe and all this kind of thing. But when you go back, and you read the history of the discoveries of science, what you find is that people were researching over this area to try to find this something happened to the

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accidents in the in the laboratory.

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They found something

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then they're searching over here for something else, and another accident or whatever, the case

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may fall something all of the major discoveries of science, were by accident.

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The classic example is Madame Curie. The one who discovered the X rays, radium you know making X ray which is critical now x rays standard procedure in dentistry and you know in medicine all the different few x rays.

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How did you discover it accidentally,

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accidentally having some exposed film, putting her hand in front of local medium, and it ended up showing the bones of her hand on this exposed film. She wasn't looking for that.

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You know, and of course, the proverbial story of Isaac Newton sitting under the tree, you know, and the apple falling on his head. And this is where supposedly, he got the idea about gravity. The whole

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major principles of physics came out of an apple falling from a tree and hitting Isaac Newton on the head.

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So on and so forth.

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The knowledge that we have is from God.

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So in our prayer, we humble ourselves by recognizing that we don't know we don't know what is best for us ultimately.

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So Allah you alone, know, that we don't

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know who you are.

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And you alone know the unseen.

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This is one of our laws, attributes allow what he knows the unseen,

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what is in the womb,

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what is in our future,

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the past, the ancient past.

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It is all the same to him. His knowledge is not limited in any way, shape, or form.

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Having

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humbled ourselves, he will start the prayer by humbling ourselves.

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Recognizing that guidance is from God alone, so we asking him for the guidance.

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And it is based on a law of infinite knowledge and power, because we have no knowledge, and we really have no power.

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Having humbled ourselves, recognizing that bulalo knows the best. Now we asked him

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for what we need.

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Allahumma enquanto

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another American Ricardo leafy Dini omashu, aka geometry.

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Orloff, if you know that this affair is good for my religion. And when you're asked your law, this choice that I want to make

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throughout the law,

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if this that I'm choosing is good for my religion, first and foremost, it's not good for my, you know, my business, right?

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Because it may be totally concerning our business. But still, when we're asking God, we first ask God, if this is good for my religion,

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because it may be good for my business, but bad for my religion.

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So we have to put first, what is most important in our life, just as in store,

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and the opening chapter of the cry which we recite in our daily prayers, after we recognize that we don't worship anyone, but a lot, we don't trust anyone, but a lot, a lot tells us to say it, he did not sit off and show us the straight path. This is what we asked for. This is what Allah teaches us to ask the most important is guidance, what is good for us in our religion

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and my livelihood, then you go to the livelihood

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and the aftermath of my affairs and no, it may be good for my livelihood today. You know, later on down the line 10 years from now, it may turn out to be something not good,

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harmful to my family.

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So we asked not only what is good for our livelihood, now our day to day existence, but

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also asking,

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if this is not going to harm me later on also,

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then offer guru Li,

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Li robotically See? then decrease for me

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then make it a part of my destiny. Then create the circumstances for it to take place for me and make it easy for me.

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Make it easy for me and bless me.

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And what I've told them, give me your blessing.

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And then on the other hands.

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We asked a lot when Quinta column and now that Omri shuttle needs the Dini omashu aka geometry.

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But if you know that this

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is bad for my religion,

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or my livelihood

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or the end result of

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the choice that

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Make down the line,

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then turn it away from me

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and turn my hearts away from it.

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These two things.

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Not only do we ask the Lord to take this away from us,

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but we also asked him

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to turn our hearts away from it. Because something may be taken away from us. But our hearts are still clinging to it. Because this is what we want you to do.

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To avoid taking away we're still feeling regret, for feeling sad to know, I wasn't able to do it. And so and so you know, like this. So we may still try to chase it.

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Because our hearts are still attached to it.

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So we asked a lot, not only to take it away from us, just to remove from our heart,

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our love for that thing.

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Take it away from us, and take our hearts away from it.

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And then destined for me what is good, wherever it may be

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the Navy

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and

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make me pleased with it.

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Then that's it destined for me.

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What is better, wherever it may be.

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I'm not limiting selling a law will make it better for me in this other thing or this I know wherever a law you see it is better for me then

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Destin is for me. And

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let me be pleased with it.

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within my heart helped me to accept it.

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Because this is a struggle.

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struggle. We're in a lot of distance razzing.

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We don't like.

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And we're not pleased with it.

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And that makes our lives wretched,

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wretched life, the one that is not pleased with a lot of destiny, as the progress and the next place.

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We have to put our faith in a law.

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I trust in the law, and then be pleased with what he has destined for us

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correctly.

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Now having done that,

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how do we know

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which way to go?

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As I said,

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this,

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this supplication is not one that we make, when we don't know what to do period. We have in front of us choices and we've not made any decision and neither one

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to some people will use this prayer in those circumstances.

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And they expect an answer, for example, in a dream

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to be they say, okay, they go to sleep at night, they're waiting for the answer in a dream. But somehow in the dream is going to come, you know, some side is going to come to them in a dream or a fight in their life, you know, something is going to happen, and they're going to read it as being a good sign. You know, these are like good omens and bad omens, you know,

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this is not the way to go. You find even some people in ignorance. They'll take the Koran and use it to interpret You know, they're open, at random, their point their finger, you know, wherever the finger falls on this word, you know, the word they try to grab a dictionary which will tell them something of the meaning of the word and they will interpret it to be good or bad. Or they may add up the number of letters in the word and this number through numerology, they will say this is a good number or a bad number. You know,

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all of this, as Muslims we should be far away from.

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We don't believe in numerology.

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We don't believe in good and bad omens.

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So, this prayer is to be made. When you have decided you had two choices, and you felt inclined to do one of those two choices.

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Then you turn to a law like this fact to ask him.

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If this is the better choice, then helped me with it. If it is not the best choice, then make it difficult for me.

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And get me away from it. This is basically what you're doing. So it means that after the prayer, then

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you go ahead to do what you are going to do. If you feel within yourself comfortable with what you're doing, and the affair that you're doing comes easy, no difficulties etc, and boys and funny.

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But if you find after the prayer, when you're going to do this thing that you have decided, you're still feeling doubts about it, you're still feeling unsure about it, you don't feel good about it, and you find any difficulties, it's not working out, it's such a such a, these are the signs for you in that sense that this is not the better choice.

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And then

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we don't know the past

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we know of is the little knowledge that we have around us now.

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As believers, it is for us to submit,

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submit ourselves, I will follow

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this plan

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submission to the will of God.

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So

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this prayer

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was one

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like a prayer from a list or a chapter from the Quran.

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And you can you hear the meanings that are involved in it and realize the importance of significance, then it is a requirement for each and every one of us.

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When we leave here today, to get a hold of this breath,

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and to learn,

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learned

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to use it and to practice on progress.

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The Sonic Information Center will prepare it on a sheet for you.

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Within the next week, you can those of you who would like to pick it up, you can pass by the sensor and pick it up

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is not there's not been any specified number of days or time.

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But is enough for you you do it once

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or twice is enough.

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And you go ahead.

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Because once you set it at seven,

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you know some number.

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Then if you think about what it is that you're saying, there is no logic behind seven. Why to do it seven times. One time that has been said here if you have sincerely believed in it, and made this prayer sincerely.

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He says everything.

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Now, after you find, for example, now, after you come out of Western, you're moving away from this, you may lean out towards another choice.

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So when you start to lean towards this other choice that you're going to do, then you may make the

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next choice.

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And if after that you're still having doubts about that one and you're leading to another one, then you make it

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so this car is coming each time based on the choices that you're making, what you're leaning towards you decide you want to try to do to do this thing when you make it too hard. So that doesn't work out so far, you want to make another choice. Again, then you make these two cards each time that you have decided on in another direction, and there's no limit.

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It's either as the companion said, he taught us to do it is all of our parents. That means constant constantly daily.

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Daily.

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Regularly

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we should be utilizing

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This

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is basically in Arabic, however,

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in Arabic, and not know what we're saying

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is two times

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because I've just explained the meaning. Now, if we didn't understand those meanings, and we're just you know, saying Arabic words, what is the point? What is that going to do for us, then we have turned the prayer into like a magic charm.

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Don't even say just put it on a tape recorder. Anytime you want to make a choice to just turn on the tape recorder.

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But this is not what the prayer should be, nor this application,

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what we say we should try to learn it in Arabic.

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And understand the meaning of what we're saying. So when we think in Arabic, we know what to say. But until we're able to learn it in Arabic, because we have learned the English meaning that we can use the English means

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no more.

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But we shouldn't say okay, English is enough for me.

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translated into Tagalog finish.

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No.

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Why? Because we should always feel a need a desire to learn Arabic.

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Because Arabic is the linking language for Muslims all around the world.

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I know some people wonder why why do we have to learn our parents? Why do I have to learn how to present Arabic. This is like saving the Arabs over everybody else's Arabic.

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Arabs over everybody else revelation came in Arabic it came in Hebrew came in different language.

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But the final revelation of God which has been preserved unchanged isn't.

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And we know from the verses of the Quran, the Quran itself is a miracle,

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we should have a desire to want

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to face that miracle to have an understanding of the miracle of the Quran.

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And you cannot wish

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to come to the Arabic. So we should be motivated to want to learn Arabic from that point of view, to be able to appreciate the miracle of the Quran.

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Why it is in fact,

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the major miracle of Prophet Mohammed mega peace and blessings be upon him, which will last until the last day.

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And then of course, as I said it is the unifying language for Muslims. Meaning that wherever we go

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to we went to China.

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And the call for prayer was made in Chinese.

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There

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may not look like the master we're familiar with. So we just there was a call for prayer in Chinese. And we walked by we didn't know what was going on there. But if we hear a long walk rather long, like

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right away,

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we notice

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this

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wherever we go in the world room,

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and then we go inside to join the press, the amount of Chinese everybody plays out in Chinese. We made the prayer in Chinese what would happen again?

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What is he doing when to do what

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what we know when he says a lot better but he begins to put it together

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for the long live and how many better we all know

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what to say in the press we are all linked in.

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So this is the importance of learning the DA in Arabic

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as a part of these basic prayers, and practices in Islam, which are taught to us in Arabic we tried to learn them in Arabic learning the meanings. But as I said, until we have mastered the Arabic text

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we may do so in

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Tagalog or whatever is our language.

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The night Can we do it between the sun nap or the recommended prayers we do after Isha and witr prayer with possible

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because really the Witcher prayer

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should be done with

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the single unit of prayer or three units of prayer. This should be done really well.

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I like prayer when we go to sleep, we get up at night and we pray in two units. At the end of it, we do with her, this is the proper place for it.

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Really it is us lazy Muslims who are doing it now before we go to bed. No, this is not the proper way.

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It's not not acceptable. It is acceptable. But it is not the better way, the better way to do with the night.

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Prayer is to do it. After getting up from our sleep, preferably before close to this morning, we get up then when everybody else is asleep.

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And we make the prayer because this is why now in the in the, in the middle of the night,

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when it's just you and God

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and nobody around you that you can maybe be praying and you're thinking about people watching you. And you know all of that is gone. It's just you.

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And this is the best time to do it.

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And also to do this, the courage to do it when possible to do it.

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I guess you have a question.

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In our

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previous

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if we ask sincerely.

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From the depths of our hearts,

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once is enough,

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how we will know because we will stay away from that thing.

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We are truly we have truly rejected that thing.

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It is removed from our heart. We're not going to do that thing again.

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If we if we come out of our

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prayer for forgiveness in that way, then, as you know. But now, if we ask God's forgiveness, but then after a little while repeating desire to do this thing again. And we find ourselves doing it again, then obviously, we have to ask forgiveness again, asking for forgiveness, not enough. Because we're still

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we're still not it's not come really from the depths of our hearts.

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You know, because you may know something is not right. You feel bad about it, but you're not ready to give it up.

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So you make the prayer, when you're not ready to give it up, then you're going to do it again.

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So it's good that when you're going to turn to God, ask your forgiveness, that you really feel

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sad and regret about what you're doing, really from the depths of your heart. You really feel strongly I should never do this again, you should set in your mind. I don't want to ever do this again. You know, when you're priming your mind, that's when you're praying for God, when you're just you know, I should have done that. But you're still having desire to continue doing it,

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then it's not really sincere. So then you may have to do more time

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asking for forgiveness. You ask God for forgiveness until he has come from the depths of your heart and you have given this thing up.

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I guess you'd like to ask the question.

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If you're making this again is the night prayer, right? Getting up from our sleep and pray.

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This prayer is done in pairs, two units at a time two units.

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You make 72 units.

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So once you've completed the A, you make that dream and then you go and do

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an odd number which may be one or maybe three, or maybe five, whatever you choose.

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That winter doesn't necessarily mean just one unit.

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It could be 135 any odd number.

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You make the first name before you do the wizard.

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Then if

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it's on the

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record,

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you didn't make that claim. But you went and added one more to make it odd number. Then you prayed. Six records of Sahaja and three are with us.

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What do you mean to say your intention? I mean,

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I mean, before you start, you should have an idea of what you're going to do. In your mind, I'm going to do exactly 101 A Witter or clear with you that you should have that from the beginning. No, it's not required. You can decide that at any point.

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You pray and God Good night Pray, pray as much as you feel depressed, but you feel good and pray, I mean, you might have gotten into the intention of doing 10 then you end up doing force. Okay.

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Make a

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claim in between.

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There are some reports

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that the Prophet Muhammad SAW love and joy and the the minutes together.

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pairs meaning that after every tool, there was a Sha one, and then another truth and another tool and a shout like that, just running them together. But most commonly, it was in two with the SHA one says name.

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But if you did eight in a row, without making Teflon, but making the sound after every

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age without any shower, but, you know, after every shower,

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shower

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like that, it is possible under the age one, you do tasleem

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and then you do the wizard, one or three

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has mentioned that you did 135 11

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seven, even more, even more than that

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11

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I, from what I recall, it may be more than that. In the book, prayer of the prophets by

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naka de nada Danny, we have the sufficient library to check in there. I think it was mentioned the numbers

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Okay,

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okay, I'll tell you how, you know,

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in Vatican two.

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in Vatican two, which was held in 1961 65. In Vatican two, it was decided, the pope decreed that Islam was a way to salvation.

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It means that this is this is a Catholic Church, the head of the Catholic Church in Vatican two, they reported in the documents, that Islam is a way to salvation.

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Meaning if you were a Muslim and a true Muslim, you will attain paradise.

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Okay? Now, if you read in Islam,

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Islam tells you that Catholicism will take you to our

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guess our system will take you to hell.

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Okay, now, if you have to choose logically, look at it logically. Now, you're a Catholic, and the Catholic tell you that if you're a Muslim, you go to Paradise.

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Okay. Now, as a Muslim, Muslim, tell you that Catholic is going to help.

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So if you choose to remain a Catholic, then the chances of you going to Hell is twice as much.

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If you become a Muslim, even from the Catholic point of view, you're going to paradise if you're sincere. And from the Muslim point of view, if you are a true Muslim, for sure you're going to find so becoming a Muslim is to guarantee that you're going to paradise inshallah, God willing,

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a Catholic,

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there's a good chance that you're going to help.

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You want me to explain one more time? It's clear what I'm trying

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to say it's

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like, why did the church the Catholic Church decide in Vatican two, to make Islam agree that Islam is a waste of salvation, right? This is what you have to ask yourself.

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for 1960 years,

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Catholics were saying that the only way to salvation was Catholicism. Why now, after 1960 years, they wrote to say Islam also a ticket to paradise.

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If it wasn't going to take it to paradise, then it couldn't change. Because Islam didn't change. There was not Islam in one version of Islam. 1400 years ago, we have another version of Islam today. So they can say okay, Islam has changed now. So yes, it will take to the same Islam. Catholicism has changed.

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And that is what has changed. You know, that being a Catholic, you see all the massive change and different things, you know, so many changes. Some of your stance are crossed off the list, you know, like St. Christopher's, no, Saint Christopher, who everybody believes they have medallions for when you're going on a journey, say, Christopher, you're facing him, he's supposed to protect you, and you're dreading

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the process, crossing off the list, because he was fictitious. He didn't like this.

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Religion is this. These are all the science that is a man made religion. Catholicism does not the religion of Jesus, think about it. Can you see Jesus like

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these words and big golden things are sitting on a throne and you think of Jesus that way.

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So where did this come from?

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Jesus, Jesus didn't make his disciples this way.

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The church is the richest body in

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the Philippines. The richest body. You know as an organization in the Philippines, the biggest corporation is the church in holding land holdings for the cardinal sin is a billionaire.

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The godly way and capacities of Jesus. Was he a lonely man was he collecting around in the world, the riches of the world. Look at Prophet Muhammad since he died, without anything he gave away. Everything giving giving, giving

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For the churches collecting second season tickets,

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these are the signs that this is not the way it is not the godly way. You look at you look at charity, charity and Catholicism charity in Islam. As a Catholic, when you give you a size you get so to give 10% right to give you a tie to this as it goes.

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So he can have a nice house, a nice car, the dedication of his children, build big churches, but the poor and needy people who end up receiving Islam, when we give charity, this can only be given to the poor, we have no place to house and pay salaries, to give to the poor.

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These are the signs

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the Catholic Church decided in 1965 to accept Islam as a way of salvation, because many Catholics are becoming Muslim.

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To stop them, you know, okay, you don't need to go there. It's alright to take it apart as best

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we can do we made a Catholic and likely club, okay?

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This is

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otherwise there's no need? because Islam is very clear.

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Islam is very clear. Allah says in the Quran, this is revelation. This is scripture. Allah says

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no other religion, but Islam will be accepted

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by God.

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In the Deena in the life plan to religion in the face of God in Islam. This is

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no if ands and buts maybe yes, we can let you in today. No, we didn't mention yesterday. No. The revelation is clear.

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Islam is based on revelation. What is true, is true forever.

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It's not true today and it wasn't true yesterday.

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Look at the priests.

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Look at Catholicism, the ideal man. And the ideal woman in Catholicism is a priest and a nun.

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The idea, the back is a priest and a nun. Now,

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how many cases we have in courts today in America, in England, in Canada, of people who are being charged with molesting little boys and little girls.

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How many cases of lesbianism has come up amongst the novels, it's also not writing a book

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about lesbianism in the nunnery.

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This is corruption.

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This is not from God.

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God made us with a nature.

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As human beings, we are made with the nature

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in which we are attracted

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males to females

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are attracted, that God has set certain guidelines as to how that attraction could be fulfilled. And that is in marriage.

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If human beings are not allowed to marry and have natural relations, then they will have unnatural relations

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like this that is coming out in the priesthood.

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If you'd like to read more about it,

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have an article to thicken from BBC News. A number of priests are discussing homosexuality and molestation in this priesthood in England.

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And it's not just England it is in Philippines and holiday. Maybe you don't have too much homosexuality in that sense the most the pizza delivered in Philippines the Philippines is just that the priest has girlfriends. He has children. How many priests are known that there are various sounds that children hear they're they're everywhere.

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Many telling you this is not the natural way. This is a deviated way.

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Islam is the correct way to straightway deviation like that. You think about what do you have to lose? What is Islam asked you to do.

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When you become a Muslim, you are asked to pray five times a day.

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First thing you're asked to do, is that something bad

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is going to take you away from God make you a bad person. All right now you're not a fat entity. You know, normally as a Christian is once a week, Sunday.

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That's how babies more devout Catholic and you go to Mass each morning, whatever once a day. No. Islam is saying five times a day. This is formal prayer, necessarily

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Of course, you can swear to god 1000 times in the day, but formally, to prepare yourself and formally worship, establish that as the framework of your life, if that's not a good thing.

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So you say, to make this the framework of your life, that you build your life around prayer, around glorifying God, around faith in God around remembering God is not a good thing. Sure,

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cannot deny that. Next thing is to ask you to do with one

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for one month, every year, but fasting lens where you don't eat meat raising fish, and said no.

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In fact, really control your eating and drinking and your desires, and what you say what you do for one whole month every year, I think training periods to strengthen you

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make you a better person.

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Jesus fasted.

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One week, a fasted 40 days.

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So fasting one month every year isn't a good thing.

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No one can deny that a good thing better for you than what you're doing now. What else

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to give charity.

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Give 2.5% of your savings. That's your daily earnings that you're saving. If you haven't used for one year, you give that to who to

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give it to the poor,

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or bad, make you a worse person who makes a better person to train you in charity in being generous and being compassionate and concerned about others.

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And the last thing that has come up for you once in a lifetime, to make Hajj to make pilgrimage to Mecca, when he goes to Mecca, worship an idol of Mecca. Kaaba will I don't know. What is that? What is that? How

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this is the first house of worship

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built by Prophet Abraham,

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who rejects Papa Abraham is the father of the Prophet.

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What we do there is

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and other rites of worship, sacrificing animals, and distributing the meat to the poor.

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And the good. So everything that Islam asks you to do as the pipe fitter.

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Is it okay is over alcohol.

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You need a drink every now and again.

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You can do without alcohol

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in your life, it will make you a better person.

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Islam says no fornication.

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Adultery

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is all good. So when you look at everything that Islam asks you to do, it's good. Okay. Islam says you should cover your hair. Now. This is the hard one know what to do with this one. You know what to do with this one? Okay, all those other things? You agree? Yes, this is good. But now why cover the air? Okay. This one may be a fine heart. But then you have to look, you have to look, first and foremost.

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Look at Mary.

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Look at the pictures that as a Catholic, they made pictures of Mary for you, Mary and the women around Jesus. How did they look? Africa to hear out bands and

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they all got their hair covered?

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These are this is there's a reason for this. Why did God ordained women should cover the hair. This is to protect the woman. It doesn't mean she can't be beautiful. She cannot expose her here but she exposed her here to those who can appreciate it. And if they are attracted towards her, she will not they will not be unwanted attraction.

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Meaning to your husband, father, your brother, your children, also not unwanted. But now when you go to work, and you have your hair out and this looking, you know, and men are attracted and they want to touch you you don't want this attraction.

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You don't want them to touch you. You're married. You don't want to be attracted and want to be you know.

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So you have

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so if they have to talk to you, it's up to you as a person just dealing with you as a person, one on one person, not as a sexual object.

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To protect yourself.

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You add all of this up or they generally say that really. If you become Muslim, you cannot lose.

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You cannot do even

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Catholics tell you

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what do you think

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are convinced you can become Muslim now?

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If she is convinced,

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if you are convinced

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now what do you think? Are you convinced?

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You can

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come up with just come up and

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come

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very simple.

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Very simple that we're not going to put any water over you

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coming from.

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Okay, so you have been reading already

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you have been reading and discussing

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about Islam

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you have already

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have an idea about God in Islam the difference between God in Islam and in Christianity.

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So, as a Christian, you believe that Jesus was the Son of God, isn't it?

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Yeah, but as a as a Muslim, you understand what the Muslim belief about Jesus is? What is Jesus in Islam?

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Did that you accept that idea?

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No problem with that.

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If you have doubt that maybe you thought maybe you're clear on that, okay, have

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you have you read something from

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from what you have read? Do you believe this is revelation scripture from God? You believe that okay, that means that you accept the one who brought it was Prophet Muhammad.

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So, all now for us to do you'll know about the other principles of Islam we discuss them and if you want to do this, I feel so okay. For you now, just repeat after me. I will say in Arabic first, and then in English, repeat after me.

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Ash

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I learn

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the law

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in law

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and

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Mohammedan

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idea witness

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that there is no god

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worthy of worship.

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But Allah

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an idea witness.

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Muhammad

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is the Messenger of Allah.

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Welcome.

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Welcome, welcome.

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Okay, one thing to know also sister that when you become Muslim, of course, this is like major repentance. It means that all of your previous sins are forgiven lifetime.

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So you're starting like a newborn baby now. From today onwards like your baby. Notice

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against us all clean. So from here on, you try to do as much good as you can. You're forgiven all that went before. Okay, and inshallah you know what why you sit here and you make this declaration in front of everybody this is though you are Muslim already in your heart. This is just to inform the community. So we all know that we have a new sister amongst us. Meaning that if you have any problems, any need, you know you can call on us. We are your sisters and brothers in Islam.

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For example, you are closer to me than my own sister who is not a Muslim.

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If you call on me for help, I will help you as I would not help her.

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Okay,