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30 in 30 – Ramadan 2022-1443 – Day 21

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Hello salatu automata Salim Ravi Shockley Saudi UAE acidity Emery Wagner of the Tamil descending of Coco Lee, my brothers and my sisters Salam or Aleikum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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Today is the 21st day of the month of Ramadan Al Hamdulillah. So we'll be going through the 21st Jews and shot a lot of data. Once again, if any of the sisters want to come through, you could do that you can come through to the main hole in sha Allah.

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Today in sha Allah, we're going to be looking at the ending of sort of Lanka routes, which we started yesterday, we're also going to be going through Surah terone Surah

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Surah such as well as sort of, as

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we're obviously not going to go through the entire

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Jews will just pick and choose some verses here and there, get some time to learn some lessons each one of

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the free six

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year six verse

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with that shows us here, how we are dealing with we interact with people we talk to people we convey the message we

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talk about Islam to others, sometimes it just might be colleagues, co workers.

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Here

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give us some advice as to how we're supposed to be conduct ourselves behave ourselves was to speak

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what was Bucha do

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Leti X and

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Lazy

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know what you know

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was kind of what it says here do not argue with the people

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who are the people

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do it

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right people will follow the books that was revealed and specifically

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uses this.

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For Christians do not bring it with the people as a book unless gracefully.

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wrongfully and say you're talking to them, conversing with them, that is what will you

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say to them, that we believe in what us and what was revealed to you.

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So a lot of the time as Muslims when we talk to non Muslims and they say oh, you know,

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you believe in the Quran, you believe in the Bible, and we say no, we don't believe in the Bible. That's not true, technically. Right? We do believe that ALLAH SubhanA which Allah and the Bible, you know, the Injeel is a book that came or scripture that came from a loss of Hannibal, Montana, that is divine, and we respect it because parts of our belief in Allah Subhana Allah remember, we said that there are six pillars of belief. Right? Our Iman has six pillars, and then to the pillar woman Ekati he will also the video will have it well clarified, he was shouting, right? So we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, we believe in the angels, the books, the messengers, and so on that

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came. So the books is part of our belief. We don't follow them though. We follow them.

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So in terms of what we follow, we follow on

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but we believe that ALLAH SubhanA wa descriptors sent books previous is lead to other prophets of Allah subhana wa. dyne and the prophets who conveyed those messages. And that's something that we, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is telling us, we should say to them, that we believe in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to you.

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Okay, but we don't call it our God, there's only one and to him, we fully submit. And so when they say their god is and we know that God is Jesus right

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now awesome Haddaway to Allah guide all of them and us as well.

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I mean,

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so when they say God, to what they believe in God, we have to first

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that's what we believe in as God is not Jesus and

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Not anything else. Okay? We believe in underwater

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and wanting to them we let them know by using this word Allah. That's why as Muslims we should use Allah.

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Even when we're talking to non Muslims don't think that non Muslims don't know who Gone are the days when the non Muslim will be like, Oh Allah, Allah, Allah. Never heard of that before. That way, but they know exactly what we're talking about. It's all over then we don't need to explain it any further. We've been believing. If you want proof for that, go on an airplane. No, don't do this.

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Right? Don't do this. Right. But what happens is, as Muslims we've known for many years for the longest time, you just don't say Allahu Akbar out loud.

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Right? You said that out loud, people start running away.

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And it's not because it's something to run from Allahu Akbar is something we should run to.

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Right? But the movie is, has made it see when you hear Allahu Akbar

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something big is about to happen.

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Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than that big thing that you're thinking is going to happen. We need to be mindful of him. Right? And so sadly, the world has made made society feel that that's the case. However, bringing it back to what it was saying. If you say Allahu Akbar they know what you're saying. They know exactly what you're saying. Right?

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And therefore we should not I hate to use the name of a wall Allah

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right, we shouldn't be shy to use it. And it is a huge huge data tool. Trust me you know when you speak to people and you say of law they they are drawn closer to it like you're talking about something different than what they believe in themselves. And that's good. Because if you're just talking to them and you say God says this God says that they're the.

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So is our God and your God is only one

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and to Him we fully submit. Let's move on and talk about to sort of Rome the beginning of Surah to Rome.

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Allah subhana wa Tada here begins with a live la meme of holy battle room, the Romans had been defeated. Fie, a denial of the one whom embody of Allah became CEO of a big woman in a nearby land yet full yet following their defeat, they will triumph who are the Romans, even cathedral Rahima who was the famous professor he says that the Romans are the descendants of Aleris who is Elise is the Son of

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God as He is the son of

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we know our DNA Hamdulillah this is exactly why we do the Quran quest quiz. This is exactly why we sit here and we learned that Hamblen this is what I was saying last night after Florida. You know, throughout the whole year we have the opportunity to learn and when we learn we should take notes we sit we take notes, whether it's on an electronic device or paper pen

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whatever it is, take notes learn these people always from the beginning of Ramadan until the end, can I hold my most half? Can I hold my phone and follow along with the email? It helps me to concentrate? Because I don't know the meaning. Well, that's what the rest of the years for the 11 months of the years for us to sit in to learn and to ponder and reflect and try to understand the Quran and then when we're standing in Salah in the lab in touch what are we that's the time when we can now listen to what we've learned. Right so the time to strive and push hard is throughout the entire year as well.

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There is the son of Hawk

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Yes, Ibrahim.

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So Allah is the grandson of Ibrahim Allah who set up the Rahim Allah Who Salam had is Huck and

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he's married.

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Marine was from who was his mother?

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Who between Safa and Marwa, right and is how is the son of

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And it's happened at a son named Elise. So even Kathy Rahim Allah he says that the Romans are the descendants of Aleris even is how even Ibrahim Ali has set up cousins of the children of Bengal is it right come cousins have been in, no one has been with us.

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And they follow the religion of the Greeks. Obviously we know this right they follow the religion of the Greeks and they worshipped planet seven planets in particular that we're facing towards the north north pole.

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So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada shows us here that they will be defeated once again, within three to nine years, the whole matter rests with Allah before

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and after victory, and on that day that believers and I covered this last year so we're skipping to verse number 33. Right, how did Allah that's where we just take your tastebuds and then you go and you read a little more or you go on your watch last year's recordings shelf Okay, so verse number 33, Allah Subhana Allah data shows us how human beings swayed between happiness and despair.

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We're happy Al Hamdulillah we're sad not Al Hamdulillah right. But we should be Alhamdulillah one sad and one happy Okay, so how we as human beings swayed between happiness and despair depending on the circumstances so almost so kindly to Allah says and I'll just go through the English in order to save time when people are touched with hardship they cry out to their Lord to turn into him alone, right hardship comes to us. Yeah, love these make it easy. Yeah, alone going through this hardship. Yeah, well, I need this. I need that elbow please. Right and we beg from him. hamdulillah was not saying that that's not good. Okay. He says when people are touched with hardship, they cry out to

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their Lord turning to him alone. But as soon as he gives them a taste of His mercy as soon as Allah relieves them of their hardship, a group of them associates others with their Lord and worship.

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Becoming ungrateful for whatever favours we have given to them. So enjoy yourselves for soon you will know those who forget about Allah subhanaw taala in times of

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joy, so many times,

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and we might even know somebody who for years or some time fought you don't forget salah I have my house, I have my car, I have my family. I have my wealth, I have property I have investments I have, you know luxuries, I have everything that I could ever possibly want. hamdulillah In fact, they don't even praise Allah subhanaw taala they say this is from me. I worked really hard to get what I have. Right? And this is all because of what I've done. And so they forget Allah subhanaw taala This is Allah saying soon you're gonna know you forgot about Allah subhana Medina when a little bit of Mercy came to you because we think that the luxuries of this life is like ultimate luxury.

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You know, you go somewhere super fancy and nice hotel resort and you're sitting there and you think to yourself, Subhan Allah, this is amazing. Like this is the life. I remember when we were in Malaysia, we stayed in a resort one of the brothers he's an investor and one of the resorts and he allowed us to stay there. This resort is built out on the water over the water. So the lobby is on land, the rest of the resort is all on water. And you have these golf carts that take you out on these you know roads that are hoisted up and you get out there and you get into your hot tub you open the doors and the windows and all you see is water and you're like how to love this is like

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utter comfort, luxury, joy, pleasure, like you name it. This is it. You go to sleep at night and the wind is blowing through in the water. There's no mosquitoes and you're just like wow, this is nice to hear the waves underneath you. You wake up in the morning before Fajr and you go outside I remember praying floods out on the woods. Balcony that's over the water. Right and you're making such that you see the waves underneath you as you're making such that through the cracks in the wind you see the water underneath you like this is joy luxury.

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But then it rains really heavily year after year in the woods starts to rot in the cement starts to change colors and you think to yourself, Wait a second, maybe something else is better. We think that luxury ultimate luxury is found in this dunya but it isn't.

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I've never lived in a home nor have you and I'm pretty sure if this lived in a home where each break is gold, silver, gold, silver, gold, silver, gold, silver, the entire whole

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gold and silver bricks not plated, not painted gold and silver bricks. That's Jenna. So ultimate pleasure is there with a loss of Hannibal, let's add. So Allah says in verse number 35, or have we sent down to them and authority which attests to what they associate with Him. If we give people a taste of Mercy they become prideful because of it, right? They feel like oh, this

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Because of me, but if they're afflicted with an evil for what their hands has done almost Panatela saying you brought this evil upon yourself, they instantly fall into despair. Have they not seen that Allah gives abundant or limited provisions to whoever He wills sure the in this are Signs for people who can leave.

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So Allah subhanaw taala showing us the moment we get a little bit of luxury, we forget what the moment Allah takes a little bit of that away, we turn back to him.

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And we start to feel depressed, sad, anxiety, right? It kicks in. And it kicks in really hard. The stress level goes up when everything starts to fall down in life.

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And that is a loss of habitat as Wayne earlier today in the book we're talking about,

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right Allah subhanaw taala as a raffle He pardons one of the ways I didn't mention this in the book, but one of the ways that Allah subhanho wa Taala pardons our sins is by making the believer go through hardship.

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And then we ask, why is Allah doing this? Why do you think of us? Apparently Dad is doing it? Because we've done things in our past that Allah is helping us to seek forgiveness for. How are we seeking that forgiveness and pardoning by being patient with the test? Allah brings it to us be patient with Just bear it, just bear the test. And you will pass and what happens is, not only are you rewarded for your patience, but it is a test from an effort to see are you deserving of your sins, not just being forgiven, but being completely wiped away, being erased. So the hardships we face in life is one of the ways that I feel that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses to help us to assist

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us to actually be forgiven of our sins.

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How by being patient, that's it. We just have to be patient. That's easier said than done. We all know that right? I'm not saying it to you like you're the only ones who struggle I struggle to write we all go through hardships, we all experience things in life each to our own levels that are difficult for us. We need to bear bear it. It's hard to the Prophet SAW longer. I think it was Sanlam you know, he would go through extreme hardship. His hair turned white because of what who knows.

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He even mentions it

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because of some sorrows which sue us

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so who is very good, what if I were to have Sudha who would end it sisters to sue us? Sudha who would and it's pack of sisters who was right and we say sisters was because the word su

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ends with a Tamar Botha Arabic teacher and is feminine, right? So those sorrows have not just one thing, but they have something in common.

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What's common in those sewers is, is the karma

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is the karma.

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Being firm upon Islam and even

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no matter what comes your way. So now think of that post write a tree trunk that was that was you know, nicely carved and shaven down to be a post that is drawn into the water that I was talking about earlier. Okay, it could be a wooden post or cement post, and it's pushed down into the water. As the waves come by and hit that post.

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What happens to the post

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it the waves go around it. And it actually creates ripples in the waves as the waves come and it hits the posts. Right. When the water hits the post ripples are created after it because the posted still the post is helping to break down the wave. And you see its effects in those ripples. Same thing in life, we take the hit, take the hit it's gonna break us it's gonna hurt us. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is making a stronger building us up

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is the corner is what made the hair of the prophets of Allah Allah EULA Salam turned green.

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And we need to have that in our lives when things go down when things are not so well and Hamdulillah.

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Turn to Allah subhanaw taala doesn't say in the Quran when things are good.

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No turn to him when we need. But the true test and I was saying this to one of our brothers the other day

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in prison, you know, they asked a similar question like how do we get through these hardships and why is it that certain people are tested with certain tests?

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true test is

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when a person is released from prison.

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So take the example of someone who

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In prison,

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if any is to be arrested for that Allah We ask Allah Subhan Allah doesn't protect us all. And then Allah subhana wa Tada any single one of us go behind those walls, trust me, it's not walls you want to go and see and live behind.

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If any one of us

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was to be taken into custody today and put behind

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would be the first degree when we get there. But

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yeah, Allah, Allah on that into center moment has said, right, immediately, okay, now that we're there have the law. Now someone says you have to stay here for a year.

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Or you don't know

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how long you're going to stay. And that's usually

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you still have to have something ongoing. So now you're like, I don't know. There's so many uncertainties in your future. I don't know if I'm going to be released. I don't know if I'm going to be charged. I don't know how much time I'll be charged with. I don't know what the sentencing is going to be like, I don't know if I'm going to stay here go somewhere else will have a different cellmate. What's going to happen? You don't know. So many uncertainties. So what happens you turn to a loss of habitat.

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And so many times, so many times, inmates say I never prayed before until I came to prison. I never opened the Quran until they came to prison.

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So many times.

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And then that's where I remind them your real test is not here. They're like, No, this is hard. No, this is not your real test.

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This was mercy from a lot. This is Allah's way of saving you from what was going on outside. Of course, we're talking about people who are not unjustly or you know, innocent, you're talking about someone who maybe committed a crime, and is serving some time for it, right. So that person a loss of habitat has saved them from doing even worse outside harming more people doing something they shouldn't have done.

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And brought them to a place that helped them to turn to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And the real test now is the day that you're released from here, and you have the option and opportunity to be picked up by family and to go to a restaurant and two children eat and be brought downtown and they say you know what, it's been hard for you to last few years. So we're going to take you on vacation, you know, you need to change your mind, you need to get away. And so you get treated really well. When you're at the restaurant, and it's time for Salah do get up and go and pray

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when you're enjoying with family do get up and go pray.

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When it's like everything is cool, it's fine, you're at home, you're watching you know TV and so on. Do we turn it off and open the Quran and recite just a page just one?

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Well, when we're in prison and the phone rings, and like that could mean my my lawyer law.

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So you deal with your law, please make it easy for me.

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But when we're free and we're at home and the phone rings, do we raise our hands into our Hajela don't make that phone call be some phone call that's going to heartbeat No, we're like who's calling me which telemarketers bothering me right now. All right, we're aggressive.

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And so keep that in mind.

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That really a loss of habitat is showing us here.

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I blessed you with so much.

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Are you remembering me?

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You have luxuries? Have you thought of me? I made the deal easy for you. Especially the last 10 days. You don't really need to do much except ask because that's what the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, right, say Allahumma in California when people laugh with our family, or do we say it? When we're laying down in the pillows under a head on like, if I fall asleep and it's so hard, so much noise, right? Especially if we're doing it it can feel like this person is talking that person's resigning or I'm too loud. This person's walking around. That person is banging something. Someone's preparing food and we're like, what are we going to get some sleep like? Time is ticking,

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right? Anyone feeling that? When you're doing it tough? Are you just so tired? You just knock out right away? Right?

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I think they're sleeping right now.

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The lecture put them to sleep. So easy to say just stay in your house, make it flow off our tongues. And I shared this with you about a week and a half ago.

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How Allah subhanaw taala made the Kadima you say Kadima, right, the shahada easy for us to say.

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In Lola, you don't even have to move your mouth. Don't even have to move your your lips nothing. Just your tongue moves and air is coming out.

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So easy to say and do how many times a day do we say

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really, really makes us feel bad, doesn't it?

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Alright,

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when we think of it, we could be saying it 1000s of times a day. It's so easy, but we just don't.

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We just don't

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and then when

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We need something we turn to Allah like, yeah, like I need this and Allah is like all the times you had lunch all the time. He's not even luxury all the time. You had to just say some, just remember me. You didn't. And now when we remember a lot, we're like, why isn't the love bringing anything to me? Why isn't a lot less than me with anything and begging? It's been 24 hours I've been asking all night, it was later through credit, Allah didn't give it to me.

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Or how many years we're doing things displeasing to Allah and all of a sudden in 10 Nights, we think all of the worries of our lives are going to go away because Allah is just going to, like, Oh, you've been good to me flick the switch on and that's it, your whole life changes.

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Of what can do that? has the ability to do that. could very well do it? But are we deserving of it?

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We have to ask ourselves, right. That's how we try to make it easy for us in our lives to continuously turn to Him and to remember him at times of ease and at times of difficulty.

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Verse number 42, Allah subhana wa Tada says, Good to see you, Phil, from rural kafer, Canada, Africa to that in an incognito Cana. acceleron Mushrikeen. Alaska Subhan Allah Allah says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam traveled through the land and see what was the end of those who were destroyed before you. For most of them were

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polytheists right, most of them worshipped something other than Allah subhana time.

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Most of them, most of them.

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Now that opens our eyes but Allah subhanaw taala is telling us as he told the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam travel through the world and see go and see. So when we do go right and this is something that I think at times we make mistakes with

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hamdulillah we're able to go on vacation wherever we want. Right? As long as what we're doing while we're there is good. Allah subhanaw taala doesn't stipulate if you go on vacation, it has to be to be on vacation, it has to be to Medina or it has to be to have so no, you can go wherever you want on vacation as long as what you're going to do there and where you're going is a place that's permissible. Okay.

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When we do go on vacation

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do we actually observe this? Do we go and we see hey, wait a second. Where's the Masjid?

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I see so many churches where's the Masjid?

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Where the Muslims

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the first thing we usually look for is we take out our phones we go where's the head at the restaurants which is a good start humbler? This we're doing that right we're looking for some central points where the Muslims gather halal food, right. But really look at look at the people there and look at their condition and why are they the way they are in the way that they are? Why? I remember we traveled just Lake Simcoe last year when COVID Sort of like lightened up a little bit just before it went bad again. We went to Lake Simcoe just near the end of the summer. First time I ever went there beautiful. Was it no Lake Simcoe, we're

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not Lake Simcoe it's west northwest of here. Just Northwest here on I think. I don't know. I'm not from Ontario. Sorry guys. I'm from Quebec. About Casa Mata leopardskin.

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Right. We went there beautiful water. Nice blue water. Small Town was like amazing. It's telling my life like this is this is nice. This is relaxing. It's peaceful. It's calm, and this beautiful water

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and I thought to myself, where's the Masjid?

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So I went online and I searched couldn't find a masjid was like, Okay, let me see if there's any Halal restaurants. Maybe I can go there and ask the Muslims. Is there like a Masala or is there like some families that gathered together? Turns out there was one Muslim family that came to that town and lived there a few years ago one and it was a Muslim family. They were refugees from Syria. You know, a few years ago, many churches were sponsoring families from Syria to come to Canada. Well, the church to churches, I think it was got together and sponsored a family, a Muslim family to come to Canada and settle in their town. And that Muslim family lived there for a few years until they

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ended up moving to the GTA because there are no other Muslims there. Right. But that goes to show how we as Muslims have a lot of work to do.

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And where's that town two hours away from here? It's a two hour drive.

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No Muslims. No halal food.

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No Salah being prayed there. None.

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But many Muslims go there on vacation.

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So we need to start thinking, what happened to the people of the past? What have they done? What is the the punishments that came to the nations of the past? What what is the condition of the people today in those areas? And if we see that the condition of the people in those areas today is bad, and what can we as Muslims do to change that? Well, not our Celexa in the Rahmatullah mean, Allah subhanaw taala. Set the prophets of Allah and yourself as a mercy as Rama, to help to guide to guide people to the truth. We have to show them what the truth is. And in order to show them what the truth is, we have to leave Milton.

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We have to leave Milton. That's just the reality of it. Milton Alhamdulillah is I know, people joke around and say it's moved on, right? There's so many Muslims here, it feels like back home. Right? Back home for you. Right? And subhanAllah. That's good. That's great. That's like raising children here is beautiful. It's amazing. Well, what's the mission?

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Is the mission to just stay with the Muslims, wherever the Muslims are, and just be comfortable with being around Muslims? Are we meant to struggle? Are we meant to go through some sort of hardship? Are we meant to convey the message? Are we meant to show people this is what I do? Are we meant to teach them when I say at the beach or at the park, hola, hola, como la long work, Mum, that nothing is going to go.

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Right?

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We have to do that.

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The Amana is on our shoulders. And remember, when we go places on vacation, and people see us as Muslims, and we don't say anything to them, we could be questioned on the Day of Judgment. What did you do to spread Islam when you were there? Did you tell anybody that you were Muslim? Did you ask someone Hey, it's time for me to pray? Can you tell me the direction of north so I can figure it out where I need to credit. Right northeast.

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We got to think of these things. And the man has on our shoulders and we as listeners in Milton and humbler we're here and we're growing a number like really fast. But we need to start thinking quick, how to continue moving forward. Let's not make the mistakes of nations of the past where we just get settled, happy. And we're like, oh, there's lots of Muslims here. Great.

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If you have the opportunity ever in the night, tonight is a Friday night. So it might be a good time to do it.

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At four o'clock,

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when we finished praying for it, okay, you know, when I get up on the member, and I remind people about something, stand up where you are, stand up and look back

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and think to yourself, for every father of a household, there's usually at least one child.

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So there should be a one to one ratio of parents and children in the audience in the masjid.

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So stand up after four Raka and just look towards the back, look around and ask yourself, Where are not the young children because the young children they need to be with their parents. If the parents come to the masjid, they can't stay home alone, where the teenagers

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were the 1819 2021 20 220-526-2720 to 30 year olds.

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Because when I get up there and I do a drummer football or I get up there and I do a reminder and I look around I don't see many. I hardly see any.

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hardly see any.

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That's shocking. That's very shocking, because I remember I was on a plane once leaving Pearson and I was flying. I don't remember where I think I was going to Australia on that trip.

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And one of the cabin crew members

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was the reverend.

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And he works for air Canada's cabin crew.

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And about four hours into the flight. He came to me. I was sitting on the aisle seat and he got down on one knee. And he's like,

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are you an email? Like, yeah, he goes, I'm a referent. I'm gonna call it nice to meet you. This is Do you mind if I come back and ask you a few questions later on when I'm done serving like, Sure, no problem.

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So he goes finishes up half an hour later comes back, sits across the aisle from me. He's like, I need to ask you a really important question. I'm like, Sure What's up? He says

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our churches are empty.

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And we don't know how to get the younger generation in. And the older generations are dying one by one very quickly. He's like some of our churches. We have 10 people. 12 people, 15 people on a Sunday and that's it for the whole week for

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15 People come on a Sunday. That's it.

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He's like our younger generation, they're gone. They're lost. All they do is like they want to play music and listen to music and play video games and go out and chill and stop at Starbucks and have fun with their friends. And

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yeah, thinking in my head, we have the same issues. But we're not there yet. Hamdulillah we still see, look, we're more than 15 people here right now. Right? But we're getting there. Because there's a huge, huge demographic of our OMA that is missing from the masjid. And that's the group of Muslims that is supposed to take over the masjid when we leave, and they're not here. Now, some of us might say, oh, and Hamdulillah. Don't worry, we have the younger ones. No, the younger ones are following the footsteps of the ones that are not here right now. We've created a huge gap. And we need to, we're widening it, we need to shorten that gap. We need to bring the teenagers back in. We need to

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figure this out. And we need to figure it out really, really quick. Because if we don't allow it allow we're here today and Hamdulillah. We have the mustard and Hamdulillah we get to pray. Allah may question us and ask us what did you do to secure the future generations to come?

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Who did you teach? Did you just go and listen to the lectures yourself and your children? Were not in the masjid?

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Did you educate anyone to take over from you? I was telling one of our students last night, so kind of like one of

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our most humble students that we have here in the masjid.

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He was feeling a little down and I told him, I said, I want you to rise.

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I will always push you to aspire and to and to achieve more. Because a great teacher never wants to see their students stay below them. The best teacher is a teacher who sees their students grow in Excel and become better than them. So I told him, I was like, I want to see you become better than me. Technically, our students should take our jobs away from us. Why? Because that means we did a good job.

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And if our students are going up and going and doing other things, and they're not taking our jobs away from us, we failed.

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We failed.

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And that's just a reality of it. And we're seeing it right now. So tonight, do what I said, Stand up, look around. Don't worry, it's not going to bother me. I'll know why we why you're standing up. And tonight is Friday. So there's going to be lots of children. But look for the teenagers look for the 20 year olds look for the 25 year olds, ask yourself, how many of them are there. And then on one of the weekdays, because we're not talking about little children on one of the weekdays next week, do the exact same thing. And see the difference. They're not here on the weekends, they're not here on the weekdays that there's a really big problem. May Allah subhana wa Tada strengthen us, and

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make us from hawks, those that are able to carry this team forward. I mean, sorry, I really didn't want to go too deep into that. But I did and I think is beneficial and useful.

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That is pretty much all the time that we do have. For tonight, I did want to take some examples from others who have been in sha Allah, we always have some more time to do that. One thing that I want to remind us now because I don't know if you will be here later on, but I will be speaking about subcapsular Fitow later tonight. And so just as a reminder, for those who have not even thought about or paid out or contributed, there's a council of FIFA, then we should do that from now. Because the captain fit that is supposed to be given

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in advance so that what is purchased of food items to be distributed to those who are in need should be received by them before that age prayer

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before the eighth grade, which means we need to do that now. Okay, so look after you're just like you have to fifth humbler this year. It's $10. Right. And I know some people say why is it only $10? How would the law if only $10 is only $10? For you, that increase?

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But remember, for some families that have four or five, six children, that's six children plus Mom and Dad, that's $80 for the family, that might not be easy for everyone to do. Even though I think $80 that our time is pretty much filling up your tank on a Honda Civic, right?

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Or Honda Accord, or Toyota Camry, right those two cars. So really when we think of it, we shouldn't be making excuses. We should pay it out quickly. And if we want to do it in kind the purchase some rice purchase some lentils, purchase some, some some chicken or something right? Raw material, give it to families that you might know that are in need. Even better. Do the work yourself. Don't just pass it off to someone else. Do it yourself. Ask Allah subhana

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How to go to Allah to grant us complete and full forgiveness and pardoning throughout this month of Ramadan and just up from a low fade under some of our Central American identity number one let me give somebody whistling