In Times Of Adversities A Believers Response

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Daood Butt

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Knowing and understanding wisdom behind tests by Allah will allow Muslims to appreciate the essence of tests as a gift from the Almighty thereby encouraging steadfastness in their faith.
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Welcome to this year seminar organized by our close up.

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This seminar is an annual program

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which serves to encourage the pursuit of knowledge.

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Now we

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will do our best to make all of them comfortable throughout the year.

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can we learn from our history that us to be guests in house to benefit from a myriad of knowledge to be shared today.

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We thank Allah for making it easy for us to make a return despite the challenging conditions,

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and the less we give thanks to him on Twitter provided and sustenance for this small tribe he has presented us with

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sometimes the darkness is necessary to mine and hold the light and

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attempt to learn. We are honored to have with us today

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from

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Montreal, Canada,

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he went to Islamic University of Medina for seven years today to take

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the company Arts degree in theology

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is currently pursuing a master's degree in Islamic and other civilizations and International Islamic University.

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She will be sharing on two topics in the span of two sessions. The first topic is titled inside

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of believers.

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Life isn't always a bed of roses. Allah has placed us in the studio for a reason. More often than not, he puts obstacles in our lives to test us. He mentioned smoke,

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he who created that successor as to which of you is best.

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And he is exalted in the community.

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As a leader, how should we respond in such a

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shift? We'll share ways in which is to react when faced with challenges in our lives.

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The second topic is titled women in Islam, exemplified is

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more particularly with respect to the great women in the history of

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the second session we have after our break,

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which is set to pm

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following the lecture, there will be a q&a session. If you do have any questions

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pertaining to the topic, do come over to the right to be save your questions.

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In addition to that, considering that there are some others present among the participants, and we need a comfortable space to attend to their child, we have provided a signal for

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the room is located and Reiser

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shall also be protected audio and video

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to ensure that others can also benefit from the wealth of knowledge and

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the peace of love making it easy for us.

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Without further ado, allow me to our stage to begin the first session.

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Why

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are brothers and sisters in Islam? Why are they?

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So totally forgot about that. I remember from my last trip to Singapore,

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something unique that stood out to Singaporeans and it was that specific thing that just took place when you get sent out at the beginning, that everyone in Singapore replies, whereas everywhere else in the world where I go to

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people's voices. And that's a beautiful sign that

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is being fulfilled

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by brothers and sisters in Islam. Allah Subhana Allah has brought us here today. This is something which is a blessing from us, Thailand. Nice to see so many people here. I was told that this is more of a youth event, but I don't see too many youth unless people in Singapore really always look around the same age

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70 if you look young, you can eat 12 and you look younger as well

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as united us this city in this country, and at the same time he has given us this beautiful blessing.

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haze, which is very nice, because it creates a barrier, there are candidates in the sisters area

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filled up, and we have toxic levels of haze. And I was joking with the brothers before saying maybe I'm gonna wear my mask, authentic collector,

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very bad

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was

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just here today to talk about some of the things that we go through in life, some of the things the trials, the tribulations, the difficult times that we may face during our life, and how to deal with those problems. One of the things that we need to point out is the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful story of the Prophet use of

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Prophet uses.

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His wife, his story that we can find in the Koran is a beautiful story that gives us

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time and time again, examples of how you can go through hardships and get yourself out of use of running a salon shows us the tool that is used the method that is used by every single Prophet, and is something that was preached by every single Prophet, it is something that was encouraged that we implement in our life by every single Prophet and Messenger also.

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The question is, how strong do we hold on to that tool, and that tool is patience. That tool is patience. So in today's lecture in this lecture, we're going to cover two things. The first part, which is a massive majority of the lecture, we're going to be talking about patience. And then the second part, we're going to talk about your app. So there's two important things that you need to remember. And I always say, and I always remind them at the beginning as well, I see everyone has some sort of pamphlets, some sort of handouts in front of them. This is Singapore, everyone has electronic gadgets. And everyone has some kind of electronic gadget. Even if you don't know how to

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use a touchscreen phone, you still have

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to Adam gave us these tools to use use them, put them on airplane mode, because right now, you're in the airplane, you're on a journey towards pleasing a muscle capital, with your phones or whatever in airplane mode or put them on silent, and use them to take notes. And I want to remind each and every one of us that that is something that we should have the habit of doing with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were gifted with this ability to memorize. They used to memorize everything that they heard or saw it today, we convinced so many sins in our lives, that we have difficulty memorizing things. This is why we need to learn to write, if we don't memorize if we

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don't write, how are we going to preserve.

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encourage you to do that.

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And to try and learn one thing that you can implement in your life from this lecture. And as I said, I wrote it down simply to allow us to choose either one to make more drama or to increase

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very, very clearly. That patience is something that is needed to be developed in our lives. Patience is something that we must have in our life. Patience is something that without it you will not succeed. Yeah.

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Was small do.

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emphasizes patience, have patience, and grab on to that patient. be someone who is patient needs someone who steadfast upon

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legislating legislated follow the sooner What

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have you lost?

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If you do that, if you have some patience, and you hold on to it, you're known as someone who deals with things in a patient manner in a very patient fashion that I'm also accountable to. You will grant you success will be those that are successful.

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need to have trust.

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You need to have Taqwa you need to believe

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that I will be forgiving on the Day of Judgment. And know that there is a punishment for the loss of data should I cross the lines and fall into the boundaries of.

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So also cannabinoids, Allah tells us clearly the importance of patience, let's switch back to the school that we mentioned. So I use where the Prophet

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is tested from the very beginning of the soil, he comes to this water. And he mentions to

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me

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that he sees he saw the dream, the sun, the moon, and 11 stars bowing down to him. So he tells us, his dream, and his father tells him, keep this to yourself, this is a good sign, this is a sign that something good is going to happen to you in your life. The reason why we mentioned this is because when you look at the use of

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all the tiles that we went through the back to this verse, all the tiles that he went through in his life, lead back to that first, till the very end of the surah, you see is united with his family. So we'll go through it shortly and shop, he's tested with going with his brothers, they go out and they play in the fields. And then they come back and they tell the Father, you know what Yousuf was eaten by a wolf. When in reality he was in a well imagine being faced with that as a child, you're placed in a well

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forget being a child, and you right now being placed in a ditch in the ground.

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And you can't get out? Would you not say that that's a trial from a Muslim?

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Would you not say that this is a test that you're going through? This is something that is very difficult, you feel as though you will never survive, you will never come out, there's no hope for you, you're stuck. And until your body gives up, you will remain in that hole until your life is taken away. The use of pain is leading back to that first, he has hope

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to save him and he's a patient with the test.

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You get removed from the world caravan comes by the removing from the wealth. And what happens at that point in time. It was the norm in society that his son was found. And there was no traces of you know, family and there was no traces of where this person came from the animal provisions, no sign of transportation, if this person was found just like that, in the desert.

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In the middle of nowhere we can say anyone who was found in that state was considered to be property of the person from

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aka, also known as a slave.

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So use of credit, is now considered a slave. And he's taken and brought to the slave market in Egypt.

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You imagine you yourself right now being taken as a slave and sold in the market as a slave. Just like, you know, you buy tomatoes from a certain country, and you bring them to Singapore and you sell them in the market. You don't care about they're just tomatoes, it's a way of making money. So imagine you your company loves you and everything you're not around. They're not around, they can be seen that nowhere to be found. But yet you're sold on the market as a slave.

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So you're purchased, you are fury ated. You can't stand the fact that this is happening to you. But yet you're still calling patients as us it was it was very, very patient. He then get to what is purchasing brought into the house of one of the ministers of Egypt. And so he lives inside his house as a servant. Again, ask yourself is that on a test for us to have that you're a human being, You're the son of a prophet of Allah, and you will know that you have some sort of social status, you humble yourself in front of others, even when your soul is asleep. Yusef was not human.

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He was not even. He was as we just say, the son of a prophet of a loss.

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And when you're the son of a prophet of a

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certain status, will have a certain level of dignity.

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certain social status amongst people. I don't know if you use it here in Singapore, but in Malaysia we have a

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density, right? All these different things right social status, right. And, you know user and he said that he was not at that density, he was a prophet of Abbas.

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Right, he was someone who held

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a vision that was interpreted by his father, and told that something good will happen to you in the future. So he held on to that that dream that he saw, he held on to it knowing

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put my trust in the last one, to add something.

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Now ask yourselves, if you were put in that situation, what would you do, you'd probably be yelling and screaming, trying to get yourself out, you're trying to, to

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sell your story to someone, try and buy your freedom, whatever the case may be, you might say, My dad has a big house or something, I'm gonna go and sell the house, take the money and give it to you just let me free.

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But use knew that this was the plan.

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And that is one of the most important things that we fail to recognize when we're testing is that there's a plan behind everything. There's a greater good behind everything that will last a panel to add up puts us through these trials and tribulations for a reason. Yet, at times, we don't even recognize those reasons. We think that it's something bad for us, when in reality is something good.

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In them gets falsely accused of trying to seduce the wife of the ideas of the minister. So it gets thrown in jail. Again, ask yourself, if you were thrown in jail, how would you respond? What did you do, you would try to find your freedom, you would get the best lawyer in Singapore, you wouldn't care if you have Muslim or not, you might even go to another country and get a Jewish lawyer because they're really good at that. Later, buyers

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also kind of left us with their use of was happy with us. He stayed in jail for years. For years he was in prison. But yet he knew there was something good waiting for him, it was something great it was going to happen to him. So you remain patient know us as human beings, right? As far as some of our ideas, and some of them are supposed to develop these characteristics in our life. But we don't, because we don't see the greater good things. I know some of you are thinking, Well, I didn't have three, I didn't have a vision, you know, I didn't have when you come to me from a hostile capital attack. So how do I know that there's something good, that's going to happen to me. And this will

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discuss European shot long term data, putting your trust in US and Canada and knowing that something good is there for you the future.

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Uses eventually comes out of jail, interprets and dream for for the king, and he comes out of jail. And he's made the Minister of Agriculture, the Minister of Agriculture, from slave to prisoner to Minister of Agriculture. Now the tables are to turn uses, went through a series of hardships in his life. And he continues to go through hardship because he's not united with his family. He did not reunited with his family, yet his family that he missed and loved so dearly. And eventually his family comes to him. And they're united. And you know, he's placed as this Minister of Agriculture, and then he's been the king, and he's also a prophet of Allah, and so on and so forth. That's just a

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small example for us to look at the patience that one of the profits of the loss of cannabinoids that he had, he went through certain trials. Now let me ask you, because, again, I was told that this is a huge sort of activity, and to keep it very light to keep it very moderate. So let me ask you, what are some of the difficulties that we go through today? What are some of the trials that we go through today, especially the youth. Now, if you're not a youth, you were a user, or you have children or youth? So everyone can take part in this? Right. What are some of the difficulties, some of the trials, some of the challenges that we go through today in our society? Raise your hand.

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Anything.

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I'll start, okay. Also.

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For some of the guys, they won't have a girlfriend.

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Let's hear from you.

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addiction to technological devices. Wow.

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You said addiction

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Thinking,

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addictions and technology.

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What else?

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You fail everyday for, but you still have it.

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Who keeps failing?

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What else?

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policy sisters raise their hands. They put up their sleeve, and they raise their hand. Because the last thing I want to see is some sister misleading analogy and like many are

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useful to create.

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So you click your speed and raise your hand.

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What are some of the trials and difficulties are things that we go through in life?

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We all go through. I'll give you another example. Hades, are fast when they go outside.

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Anything. You're trying to tell me Singaporeans don't go through trials, that you guys have to pay for everything, that you have these electronic gadgets, you do that every time you drive down the street.

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On what are some of the trials? Yes.

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Maintaining a high level of email, okay, it's good that you've seen that as a trial. Right? That's good, because some people will not see that as a throttle and see

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what else? Nobody had a relative.

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Failing an exam.

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Very good.

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Juggling between school and work, very simple finish school vendor.

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Don't worry about

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that.

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Let's take this example. When the brother mentioned, what was the example again,

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failing an exam. Sometimes failing exam can be a blessing from a lesson.

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Right? I know parents in Singapore are very strict when it comes to their children's education, sometimes too strict to the extent that your child feels they can't fail. And the only thing they do is just study to pass the exam, but they don't study to learn, to learn and to implement this knowledge. And that will give you a personal example of the first time I failed on an entire subject. I was a student in Medina, and I failed. I failed

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to believe that.

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It was one of the most difficult exams that I wrote in my life. I went in there because this was in my second year of Medina. Right. I never failed an exam prior to that.

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Not that I can remember in my life. When I went to the Nino's learning Arabic was new. When I first went to the country. I didn't know any Arabic whatsoever. I went there. And you know, the country had a piece of paper that was written by the amount of my must have been Canada's and taking into a Japanese yen.

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So I just show it to the taxi driver. And he does he told me it will cost you about 40 ringgit for the reality. Just give that to the drivers from the paper. I'm going to take you there. I didn't know any Arabic I showed up there. The only thing that he was writing was that if someone asks you how you are in English, you say 100. And

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someone asked me

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in my second year in Medina,

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semesters, went home for the summer. After that summer, first summer that I went home, came back to the details of my third semester, that Arabic Language Institute, I failed the first subject I've ever feel like, I was so upset and so disappointed. I couldn't come to terms with myself to say, you know, to basically accept that I was a failure. I failed.

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The second time that I did that subject, I learned things that I never even knew were in that book. Even though I almost memorized the book from cover to cover before the exam. I learned so many things that went between the lines, and that is one of the lessons of failure or lessening the failing associate

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The second time that you do it, you learn so many things. And you also learn to develop yourself into an individual that will accept when you fail, you failed a candidate. That is something that.

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And so when you fail an exam, it's a blessing from the last time, there's a reason why you fail that exam, maybe you need that subject in the future to be who you become. Right? Maybe you will need, for example, that science exam that you fail

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it that you failed, right, because you want to be someone big in that sector of that field in the future. So you need to be good at that. And

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make sure that you develop a love and desire for what you're doing, and not just do it, for the sake of doing for the sake of passing the exam, or pleasing your parents. What are the other things that we mentioned? Right? For example, someone dies, how many people here have been faced with a family member or a relative or very close friend that's passed away?

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Right, that's majority of us, would you not saying that guy doesn't dry up, do not say that, that is a difficult time for you to both, especially when one of your parents passes away, or one of your children passed away, or a brother or sister passes away. That is a test from a muscle

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and is very difficult to go through. But the fact that you're patient, going through it is pleasing to us.

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In a small fee of Allah is with those patients. And it is only with the pleasure of Allah that we succeed in life. So if we want to get through certain certain tasks, want to pass an exam, to pass that trial, you want to get over the fact that this relative passed away, we want to figure out how we need to live the rest of your life because your husband passed away when he passed away, or your father or your mother passed away, or your son or your daughter passed away, you turn to a loss.

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And that is how you want to pass your exams. That is how you're going to get past that trial, that difficult time, that test of someone passing away whatever the case may be your addiction to technology,

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addiction with technology. You know, an addiction is an addiction, whether you're addicted to technology and addicted to cigarettes, which you are today is the worst day for you to be outside. And if you're addicted to drugs, or alcohol, these are things that you can see the persistence of a wasp, can

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you turn to a lock, you asked me to help you, to guide you to show you the way. And we'll take a few examples of that shut off.

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One of the questions that I want to ask each and every one is how do we achieve patience during those trials. This is what I'm going to mention to you. It's a four step process with four ways that you can achieve patients while going through these trials.

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The first thing is

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to think of the good reward that lies ahead. Think of the good rewards that lie in front of you. You're going through a trial, you're going through a difficult time a lot of people get caught up in these things that they're going through, so much so that they can't get past it. They can't Excel, they can't do anything new. They can't go beyond that stage, that phase of depression, sadness, difficult time failed an exam. I'm addicted to technology, I can't get away from it. How do I get away from it? You know, in the back of your head, you think of the good word that lies ahead of you. And the more that we believe in the rewards that are waiting for us, the easier it is to have

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patience.

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Now think of someone who's addicted to technology. Right? Someone who's addicted to technology, like he thinks the future at technology's not going to exist in the future. Right?

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The good thing is, if technology doesn't exist in the future, right, you won't have to spend money on buying a new Samsung Galaxy s5. Right? You won't have to spend money on buying a new iPhone seven. You won't have to spend money on your electronic gadget in your windshield that scans every block that you drive down the street. So the good thing is if technology is wiped off the face of yours, then you don't have to spend money in that sense, right? So trying to think of them just exaggerating a lot. I'm just trying to give you examples of how you can get past that. Another thing that you can think of your

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addicted to technology. use that technology to get closer to your boss.

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Think past that, I'm

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using Twitter, Facebook, iPhone, my iPad, like, you know, this is not all these different gadgets that we have. And you know that you're wasting time, you know that you're missing your snap, you know that you're not remembering,

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you know you're going on websites or going to things that you're not supposed to be going to and looking at. But yet you're still doing it, you know that you're doing it that you do it. Because you can't control it, you're addicted.

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Now you tell yourself, I love this technology, I love all of these things that I have. And I can't live without my fi and so on and so forth. Use it towards increasing muscle.

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So you can go to the organization or cluster that needs your assistance. They say, look, we want to make this video a promo video, for some event that's happening in our budget, you say, Great, we're going to do that. So you go online, you start to use all the gadgets, and you start to program and do all these different things, using the technology that you're so addicted to.

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You take that technology and you turn it another way, you find your Facebook and you're also posting good things, you read a cup of coffee every single day, you just write one heavy narrative advisements are taken from this book, push enter the most. And that goes out to the world, you're using that technology towards goodness, right? Even though at the same time you're addicted to, you know, I gotta check up on the new phones and new gadgets and you know, video games and stuff like that, you will slowly push yourself away from that I am doing goodness for us,

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which is pleasing to us.

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So looking forward to the good things that happen to us in the future is something that we learned from the Prophet Musa Fridays,

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when he went through all those difficult times. At the end, when his family came to him when his brothers came, they brought their mother and father What happened, they found out they frustrated to use

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in Nehemiah

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in the history of the sun and the moon bowing down to him as well as 11, stars and so on.

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That allowed him to see that in his life with his parents and his family members, his brothers, they came to him and the amount down front.

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This was a form of reading at that time. So it's something that is legislated and permissible that their time. So we don't say that out in front of anyone that is part of our city as

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well.

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But and this is something that was legislated.

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So he saw that happening. And that hope that he had throughout his entire life, of being in wealth taken out of the well being claimed as a slave you sold in the slave market, in a servant inside someone's house, going to jail after being, you know, falsely accused of trying to seduce a woman who was of high status and mobility. They use had patience, and he always hoped for something else, he knew that there was going to be something better to come because he put his trust.

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So the first thing that we cover is the fact that we look forward to something good or good for workers to come in the future. And the second thing, expecting and hoping for a time of ease, expecting and hoping for a time of means.

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Let's take the example of Ibrahim alayhis prophet the

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Prophet Ibrahim is set up in his story which we're not going to discuss. There was a part in that story. It's very interesting, really, really interesting.

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And,

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you know, he really needed the help of a boss.

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And he expected the help of a boss.

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And he had such a strong level of hope and expectation and conviction that the help will come to him, should he

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be obedient.

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And that is the time where he was being thrown into the fire. That is the moment that he manages is Sam has been thrown into the fire. Now the people that note this huge bar bigger than this room, it was so big that they had to build it outside of the town that they were living in. And it was massive to the extent that thirds the floor over the fire, they would

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get burnt and charged and they would fall into the fire. That's how big it was. It was so big that they couldn't walk up to the fan and push it

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Mathematics added into it, they had to move back and build a catapult, tying them down to the catapult and throw him into the fire. But if you're tied onto a catapult, how are you going to be released? Once the catapult flies up? How are you going to be released and flying into the fire, because they tied it down to it. Fire was so big and so strong, that the ropes that they tied on to him, right, the ropes they tied his arms and legs down with When they reached a certain height, because of the strength of the fire, it will not burn away the rope. Then he was released, thrown into the fire. That's how strong it was. That's how big fires yet he brought, he manages and he went

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along with this plan, knowing from the end, having hope, and expecting a loss of power to Allah to say,

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he knew that there was either success written for him now, or success will be written for him later. So he was calm. He was patient, he went along with what they were doing. They tied it down to this PowerPoint, he's away from the fire. And they decide it's time to launch and they release the catapult. He flies, the chemical pumps up into the air, they have to imagine it's a huge catapult. Very big, very large because the fire is massive. And Townsville reaches a certain height, it burns off the ropes, and then

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watched

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the second those ropes, burn and he's released.

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He's not flying through the air. Now that

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event is just flying through the air.

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Right? That's what we think.

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At that moment, Iran

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binds to the air, the angels, you need a sense of loss. He comes to

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the center. And he says Do you need anything? Now the magic Brahim is flying through the air, he's releasing the catapults, he sees the fire in front of him. birds that are flying on top are being charged and flowing down into the fire. What does it

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say? Says from you know, from you, I don't eat anything. Nothing.

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I mean anything from anyone, but from a law.

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So from you, he tells me that it's from you, I don't need anything, nothing. Nothing that has conviction is with a loss.

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And at the very moment of loss of

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a fire to be who needs them

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to be

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useful for him.

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So he's washed into this plant, he's flying through the air gap when it comes to him, Do you need anything? All of us would say yes, please help me do something. Let me sit on your wing, whatever the case may be, just take me away from this fire.

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from you, I don't eat anything. Imagine the expectation that you have, knowing that it was meant to help you now that we're faced with a trial or difficulty, right, someone passes away in our family. Right?

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were faced with a trial.

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And we hope that it wasn't handed to us. But we're not convicted. We're not certain. We're still, you know, holding a sense of doubt inside of us. What if I don't get through this?

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Let's just say you lost a certain amount of money in a business transaction. Now you're trying to figure out what am I going to do? I have to sell my house, do I need to move? We can't afford all the things that we have in our life. This is a very difficult, very difficult time for us to go through. What do we get to do.

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And a lot of the time you say I was gonna help my husband.

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And guess we have to take action. We have to tie up the demo and then we are testing a lot. But the thing is, we don't

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trust us.

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We feel as though it's the end of the world. And this The fact is, and the reason why we say this is because we see it happening today.

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One of the most popular drugs on the market is antidepressants. People have depressed people are really really depressed. Our code is here in Singapore, but in North America. You're lucky

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Your entire day asking people are you on antidepressants and a single person says you're rocking out of 100 people 50 people don't say

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that's how many people are on antidepressants. So many people are taking pills to make themselves happy to make themselves forget their, their hardships and their difficulties. loss. palitana gives us the built in

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patience. Just be patient, have trust, hope, taqwa, everything you buy in a muscle tablet, knowing that he's meant to get you out of it. If we don't do this, we don't do what they want. The money is sent out what he said that that crucial moment when he's going through a test beyond any test we can ever imagine. No, someone brings a candle and says, I'm gonna torture you whether you're having with a candle, for five minutes, you're gonna yell and scream and do whatever it is to get yourself out. And that's just one candle. It's literally one match

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one candle

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to this fire. And the conviction that he has is so immense, that it puts out that fire, it puts out the fire because Allah commands the fire to be full and calm and serene for the walking and running, and the lens of the fire, and then he walks out of the fire.

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That isn't the type of exam that we want to pass in front of a loss of

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failing an exam of the subject at school and university. Yes, it's a difficult thing that affects your future affects your your GPA, your grade, point average and all that. But some kind of a real test is not the

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real test is how and when to pass the euro. This is a test. But an entirety, it's a test. Every single invention goes through is part of the greater exam that we go through.

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The third thing, the third way that acquire nations are the third way that we try to do that implementations in our life is

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by thinking of

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blessings, which we already have

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thinking of across to counterterrorism lessons that we already have. Right? Don't think of the blessings that are to come.

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Think of the blessings that we already have

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blessed us with so many things. Yet, when we're going through trials and difficulties, we don't remember those things. We don't think of them to us. It's not important to us. You know, they're they're part of life. But we don't take it as though it's something that we need to grasp. Hold on to. So let's look at a few examples of thinking of the blessings which we already have, and compare it to those blessings of profits. I knew that

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he knows about profit It

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was his test. What was the difficulty that it was?

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sickness before sickness, what did he go through?

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loss of wealth.

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Loss of wealth after that

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was one of the rich profits, rich in many aspects.

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Rich is tough love loss of habitat, I guess. But he was rich with wealth. With land, he had lots of loans.

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He was also rich with a family. He had a huge family had many children. He was also rich with health. He was a very healthy person.

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Really, really good, healthy individual. He was also rich with a very nice, very beautiful, very obedient wife,

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wife who stood by his side, no matter what they went

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the extra muscle tested

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a test that you and I both.

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It began by taking away his wealth. Now imagine

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today you need to go to the bank and try and take out some money and there's no money.

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So you're trying to go online and your statement says zero in your account. You go home

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and fired from your job.

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Everything is gone. What do you do?

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You got a Sam was tested by all his wealth being taken away because it needs

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came to him, he came to us. And he said, this prophet of yours, you claim that he's worshipping you because of who you are. But he says he's worshiping you.

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Says he's worshiping you, because of all the things he has. If you take those things away and see what works with you anymore, this is where she challenges us.

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This is prime, a prime example of arrogance. When you challenge our hospitality,

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you think you're better than

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this is something that we do regularly that we don't even know. We miss one of our prayers, on purpose, or challenging or challenging along by saying, I don't feel like I need to pray.

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You legislated that I should pray. I don't feel like I need to pray. I'm too busy having dinner with my friends. I don't need to pray right now. Pray later. I'll pray tomorrow.

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So this is where at least challenges and

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he comes. And he says, take away all his wealth. See, he will worship you anymore. So Allah says, we think so. Okay, he takes me all the wealth of a dining setup.

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And I'm still worship. So awesome. kinda want to say one comes back, he tells.

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You know, the blessing was such a nice big family, so many children. Eventually, if you take away his children, he's not gonna worship you anymore. So

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you think you know what you're talking about here? He removes all his children, all of his children pass away all of his children. No more children. You may have one child or two children. In Singapore, that's probably too

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expensive.

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You might have one or two children that have those two children passed away.

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Your children passed away, start to cry and start to scream and say, Why me? Why is this happening to me? I don't deserve this. Why is this happening? Right? You start to complain to us.

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You're not happy with when I was pregnant I was getting.

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But at the same time, shame on now comes back and says, you know, profit, I knew

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that if you take away all of this stuff, you'll see he's no longer going to work with you.

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As you think so I'll take it away as well.

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So he takes me to half of my new products.

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Around 18 years with nice health with good health, he was a healthy person for eight years. And then for the next seven years, he lived in a very difficult sort of healthy,

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very difficult way in terms of his health. He lived to the extent where people didn't even want to see him anymore. His outward appearance was so disturbing, that people didn't want to see it. And he writes,

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you know, today, we can compare it to someone who, for example, has a skin disease, you know, or they might have some sort of

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some sort of disabilities and people who make you feel comfortable looking at, even though you know, this is normal, this is from a muscle.

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You feel a sort of discomfort when you see them. And so this was the case with Thank you guys. So much. So that now goes to awaken

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whispers to her and says,

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look, all the people around here, they don't want to be around their husband and they want to see your husband. He's too ugly to cite.

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For your eyes to see and it's disturbing. Forget about talking to him or being with him and looking at him and so on. Just to just to be around him is something that's disturbing. So she goes

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and says, you know, how long are we gonna wait? How long is this going to happen to you ready to stay like this forever?

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What's the deal?

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He gets really upset at this point in time. He lost his wealth. And that was okay. She was fine with that. He lost his family. That was okay. And she was fine with that. That was a testament. Right? He then lost his health. And eventually he was on the verge of losing his wife. His wife was no longer someone, you know, she loved him dearly. She did not want to continue in this way. This was something very difficult. So he got upset. And he said, How many years have I had good health? And she says, you know, approximately eight years and then he says how many years of I had this difficulties, you know, this health problems? And she says seven years.

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So he says you think I can compare all those years of good

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All these few years that I've had a difficult time, and you compare it to our own, like,

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right now, a lot of people outside of these doors are suffering, then even some people inside who are suffering from breathing issues are having a difficult time breathing, they may even go to the hospital, he admitted, or you have a family relative or a friend who, for example, had cancer, or was diagnosed with some sort of illness that they needed to be hospitalized for a day or a week or a month or two months or a year, whatever the case may be. But during that point in time, that test is difficult period, are you happy with

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aren't happy with. So

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he tells his wife to go, he goes go away, everyone wants to see if I ever get better. And I'm going to punish you

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to give her 100 lashes. That's what he said.

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We'll discuss this and

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we'll clarify it.

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So she leaves after a period of time. Right, she came back because she couldn't stand being without. She wanted to be with it. She loved him dearly. They were married, they lived together, they had a huge family together. And she wanted to be with him, she came back only to realize his health was restored to him.

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And so awesome. data showed her and him in your patient is what kind of data gives you a model give you more to the extent that all of his children that he had before, the loss of data gave him equal amounts in number. And

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so it was time to double up the amount of children. So if you have 20 children, about getting 40 to 50, children about 150 and 100 children was allocated 200. So we doubled the amount of children.

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And of course,

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all the wealth, so much love that one day, when I was showering, he was taking a bath,

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feeding himself. And the loss of habitat is sent down from from from from the heavens, sent down locusts, right. It's like a grasshopper. Right. But they were both in locusts. They were made on a boat. And so

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he started to collect them, he started to gather because they came down only on him and where he was. So he started to gather them. And the last time that I asked him, I knew about you know, happy with what I gave him. Are you not happy with the blessings that I already gave you? And he said, I am not? Should I not take advantage of the blessings that you're giving me? Meaning that you're giving me more blessings? Should I not take advantage of those as well. And so

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those as well. So it was a story of everything that he had, because he had just been hoping that there will be more to come. And he looked at the blessings that he already had, in the sense that they were there. But when they were taken away from him, it's no problem. What are some of the examples of lessons and things that we have around us? Now last time I was in Singapore, I spoke about electricity, right? Who remembers that? remembers that time?

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Just one person.

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Think about the light.

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Right? So we'll take a different example.

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Right? Last time we spoke about electricity and recognizing the signs of a loss of habitat is greatness and the blessing that are around us that we don't even realize. One of the things that I mentioned in the part today you're coming was the fact that all these days is affecting the air that you have to breathe. Right? This is

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actually not something that I put down to mention over time. Art. And I'm also kind of Italian gave us oxygen air that we can read. No government controls that it is something that is there. It's everywhere. You can't see it. You can't hear it. You can't smell it, but it's there. It's free. And no one. No one sells it to you. But they might start soon in Singapore.

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We should start that's a good

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start now.

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Before we even realize it, that takes things away from us things that we took for granted, like oxygen in the air. So a lot of burning crops and all this smoke is coming here and we're being effective in our health. Let's take another example of something that is

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reminisce at all times. We don't even recognize its brakes.

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You see this? underneath your feet?

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What is this?

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cloth? What type of cloth?

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It's a type of material. Yes. What type? synthetic. Synthetic. There's a name for it. Like there's cotton, there's

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visor viseart. That's

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wool and

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polyester.

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These carpets are polyester.

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What is polyester?

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polyester? You said synthetic, right? What is it made off?

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Yes, it's organic oil.

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polyester is a type of plastic, it's made out of oil. So if you're wearing a polyester shirt, you're wearing oil from Saudi Arabia.

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or wherever it came from.

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The oil that is used to make these carpets and also add a drop of oil that you swish around in your finger. Right, let's just take the example of engine oil, you put it on your finger and you swish it around. It feels like nothing, it's just slippery, right? But it's there to your finger.

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People take it and turn it into carpets, they turn into your clothing to turn it into everything you see around us the speakers, you know, some of the components around us the projector, everything that's plastic is made from oil, right, we all have water that you have in front of you, that always works. Right, but it's a solid form of metallic gave oil, the power to do that. And let's take it another distance. Who here is an engineer, mechanical engineer,

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chemical engineer,

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when it comes to oil, what is well known for us Engine

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engine

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in your car engine.

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Sorry, to make the gears

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the gears are going to move with the power of pushing them

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to lubricate, lubricate the parts that are in your engine or in your vehicle. You know, when you sit in your car, you

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know, when you do that, you see this needle go up and it says RPM, rpm

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revolutions per minute teaching technician teaching you this

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series.

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So when you see an idea, right,

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it goes to 5000 6000 7000 7000 13,000 revolutions per minute means that gear that's in there is turning 5000 times in one minute, it's turning 12,000 times.

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You can't even see it, but it's doing

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so fast.

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Data told us right? Basically they learned

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that we need to put oil in our engine to lubricate.

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If you don't put oil in your engine, what happens if your engine is completely dry a brand new car engine they didn't put oil in it. They started what happens to the engine parts inside their views. It's a gearbox. What happens in gears, here's a rotating like this. What happens to them?

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Sorry.

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Before they built,

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they get worn out, they start to shred the steel starts to come apart and get little chips and steel coming off. Right? I'm saying this because I want you guys to think while you guys to see what kind of does the blessings of us that are around us that we don't recognize that oil that you switched in your finger about three minutes ago and I mentioned that that same oil has 1000s and 1000s of pounds of strength that it can withstand gears revolving at 5000 or 12,000 RPM smashing against each other so hard as they spin in the engine

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acts as a lubricant to prevent the two pieces of steel from clashing against each other or

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just

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power in the creation of a muscle.

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Those are the blessings

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that are around us all the time. And that same oil we take

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And we turn it into carpets, we turn it into chairs, we turn it into clothing, we turn it into evil. So many people have watches made out of plastic, everything around us is plastic water, we drink water and plastic. And that is oil that came from the ground, which is a lesson from a loss of power that get returned to you even recognize it. So we said that this third point is to recognize the lessons are most accountable and to add up that he faced before us before they're taken away. Another very simple example is, you know, I mentioned last time electricity, maybe later on in the day, we'll mention electricity.

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So cook around you and to try and pretend like you're the Patriots remember that movie. I don't watch movies anymore.

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I didn't grow up in North America. Tuesdays, it's $2 to watch

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the matrix movie,

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I think they made like 10 100 versions after I

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see

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your shirt, it's sort of similar to the matrix.

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He wants to get married. So

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for those of you that remember the matrix, right, make sure everything was ones and zeros, right, or green ones and zeros.

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ones and zeros all over the place. And that's how we should be returning to recognize the signs of a loss of power, that we're scanning everything in front of us that even those chairs that you're sitting there may have plastic those where's that come from, from the ground oil, and it gives the liquid that was so much force in so much pressure. And if I sit on it, and I'm 300 pounds off breaking, they get made out of plastic that has so much pressure and force.

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That is something that we need to recognize the blessings that are around us, you're going through a difficult time someone in your family passed away, that maybe that's a good thing for you. Maybe This now gives you the opportunity to be the breadwinner of the family. Maybe this gives you the opportunity to look after someone's children, you know, didn't give your children whatever the case may be, you look at the other blessings that are also kind of turned against you, and know that there will be more blessings to come and shadow wealth.

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The fourth thing is to think of the previous times Rome was restless after a hardship. So you went through a hardship, you went through that, you know failing of an exam, or what came from it. I failed an exam. But I saw that the fruits of my my failure was much greater than me passing that exam, and may have just passed that went on. But it was perfectly timed. So that I stayed behind in the Arabic language faculty and then came out at a certain time where there was a middle issue with some of my papers. And then I couldn't go into the faculty that I wanted to go into, and then went into another faculty that I didn't want to, but after a day or two of sitting in that faculty. And

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after three months of sitting into one that I wanted to begin, I realized that that was the faculty I wanted to be

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gives you all the signs, and he helps you. And you have to remember, when you're going through times of hardship and you're trying to develop patience, you have to remember the times that you went through hardship, and things that came after how apostle kind of transformed you into a better individual, how you lost your job. That was even better. And like I never stick with that whole job in the first place. Right? You went through depression for two years because you lost that job. But then when you found another one, you were like wasting my time with that other job, or the money that you lost them a muscle. A few more for you. Very simple job that you only make you know, let's

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say a few $100 a week.

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Individual that you don't need to take pills or anything wrestler who's a millionaire is taking pills to sleep to wake up.

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easy for us to implement this type of patients in our life the patients that we learned from the other profits of Los

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Angeles.

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According to the province of Ontario,

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no one can be given a better and more abundant gift medications. No one can be given a better and more abundant gift than patients. That just shows us how valuable patience really is.

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profits in

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themselves. No one can give you anything more anything better.

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So Canada, you know, sometimes you go to a job, and you get loads of money. But if you don't learn any morals or values throughout that job, people look at you this is tarnished individual. Whereas if you go to a job where it's less paid, they, there's some sort of respect, you learn to be a better person, you carry yourself better, you have values and morals in your life, that is more beneficial to you. And this is what the province

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is trying to show us that you can be gifted with millions and millions of dollars and big house and five cars and 30 children, you won't be happy, because you didn't develop as an individual won't be patient with the things that you go through in life. Whereas if you have patients, whenever you have, whether it's millions, or a few dollars, you're happy. And that is a beautiful gift from a loss of

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less than before I finish brothers and sisters.

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I said that I was going to talk about our app. And I only wanted to touch upon through our app in a very short, very slight way. But it is a very powerful thing to understand that there is there is something in our life, that if we do, we will enjoy it, we will begin to love and we will want to do it more often.

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And in fact, a lot of the time we ask ourselves this question.

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When it comes to the color

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that comes to the degree what the loss of talent will need to happen. Sometimes we're not happy with it. Right? Sometimes we have an issue.

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Why is this happening to me? Why Why me? Why am I going through this?

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And we start to question boy that wanted me to pray I would pray from a wanted me to to faster and I would fast. Yeah, no Muslim wants me to do these things when he wants me to do it. All right. A lot of people fail to recognize that to have something that

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can change your club, it can change the outcome of your situation. So you're going through a hardship, you're going through a trial, you're going through difficulties, and you want to change that

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you make a

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U turn to a law firm and you make your app because it's so powerful, no matter this conversational weapon of the believer, right? People say Oh, you guys played your swords and all this different kind of law, our weapon is not swords, our weapon is that when we are fighting our own loves our own desires. And this is specifically for you. Because we're mentioning an addiction, whether it's an addiction to electronics, gadgets, and addictions and problems or addiction to cigarettes, or an addiction to having a boyfriend or a girlfriend, or an addiction to just chatting with the opposite gender on, you know, Facebook or Twitter or whatever the case may be whatever addiction you have,

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you can get out of it very simply and very easily if you love

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so much that you constantly turns it in.

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Because when you make your profits,

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said, you can change the outcome of whatever you're going through. So we asked

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to make it easy for us in our lives, those that are going through trials and difficulties. Now let's make it easy for each and every one of us. That's what was intended to save us and protect us from any trials, any difficulties, any hardships, asked the last time to make this haze go away. Because I don't like the fact that it's in this room as well as outside the room. It's not good for our health.

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To save us from all these difficulties that we go through in our life.

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Television stations.

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I'm reminded of a Jewish woman.

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I asked not all women have daughters.

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It's now time for a q&a session. If you have any questions for him.

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Do come over to the mic present your questions. Sisters, if you prefer writing down the questions, visual clues ashes are right

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Okay, this is one thing that I like to do. I like to do for two reasons, I like to have a q&a session where the questions are written down for two reasons. First of all, I get to filter through them and I can see which ones are relevant to the topic.

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The second reason is sometimes people are scared or shy to come up to the microphone because then it identifies who you are asking that question. So if you have any questions, write them down and send them like 30 seconds to a minute, you can just pass them over to the volunteers. volunteer to just stand up. sighs especially in this district area.

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Volunteers,

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officials, volunteers or officials.

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We know this electronically.

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Electronic

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texting.

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Okay, this is a question that came up just through I said I was gonna clarify and I didn't.

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And

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the question was

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mentioned what happened to the wife?

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Right?

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sisters probably want

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to visit right?

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So the question was what happened to the life of a new guy. He said he was gonna last for 100 lashes.

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Unless you actually commanded him to fulfill his score by law that he was going to do it. So I'm not commanded him to fulfill his oath until National 100 lashes. But he also commanded a Ukranian set out to take a fistful of brass,

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brass.

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Brass, and fulfill is both with that. So it's like taking a strand of hair.

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And displaying like that, just going like this 100 times 100 times to fulfill the promise. palitana showed his diversity that you need to fulfill your oath, but you can change the way that fulfill it. So you sent it in the last two times, but what do you get last

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commanded to take a handful for a fistful of brass, and to fulfill

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the fourth with brass. So this shows us the wisdom as well as the kindness

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that you said you're going to do this, but you shouldn't do it. So we have to fulfill it by doing it this way.

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Okay, trying to keep your questions short. Okay. This is like a

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small paper with a small writing as well. So the question is, how to find a source for sisters.

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So it goes on to say, as I said, keep your questions short. Let's see what else is said here.

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Get involved in Western society works in schools and universities, and we see someone who can meet our potential spouse, and we find and we kind of have an attraction for each other. How do we go about it?

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advantage, the solution, very young are not in a serious situation to get married. But we also don't want to be in a relationship.

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There's no such thing as being too young to get married, yet we feel that attraction, we want to get married, we want to do things with each other.

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You're not too young, if you want to do those things.

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If you want to do that.

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So, basically,

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the question is, do you need to ask yourself, what you'll be doing to contribute towards assisting your marriage, facilitating, you're getting married, one of the biggest problems that people have when it comes to marriage license, they asked me, but I think that this must be a Malaysian Malaysians are always asking me about marriage.

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The biggest problems that people have this

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as a youth of 15 years old, and if you are not married, and you have not spoken to your parents about marriage, you're making the biggest mistake of your life. If you're 15 or up, in fact, even if you feel that at 14, you're starting to start to communicate with your parents, tell your parents, you know, well, can I get married, I want to marry someone that's this short. And I want this person to have long hair. And I want this person to know Arabic and middle name to be

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hanging on.

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Right? So you have to communicate these things with your parents. The problem is when you don't do that, you don't do that. And then you're 25 years old, 26 years old, and your parents are thinking, What is wrong with my child?

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Right, you will now come up to

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that person

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and say, What were you doing with that person, every time they were out at night, late at night, they start to assume you are not doing something to this person, every time you're on your phone, you're talking to that person, what is it they want to buy into this person, and not all the other people that are out there? What is it that you know about this person that attracts you to that person. And when you start to communicate with your parents from a younger age, about 15 years old,

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you start to tell them, You know what, I get this stage, I want to make sure that everybody ages 20, for example, at the age of 22, I want to make sure that you know the person that speaks English

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or speaks Arabic fluently, or whatever the case may be whatever it is that like, tell your parents the things that you'd like to communicate with them, they will help you to find that person. Now that you've found the person, right? It's just a matter of you stepping up to the plate, like I don't say,

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go to your parents house and say, you know, I found the person I want to marry I in touch with them.

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Right? Tell me parents how you got to know this person, speak to your parents, be honest with your parents sit with them. It's not easy. It's one of the most difficult things to do. But everyone that gets buried and forgotten, it had to do it. And you will have to do it have to confront the parents, whether you like they're so bold to say, like this person is attracted to this person. And I may have spoken to them, or gotten to know through other friends of mine that that person is attracted to the interesting environment as well. And so can we take this a step further? Can you go and speak to their parents or something? Right? So you try and talk to your parents and communicate with them

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and let them know that you don't want to go forth with this person? I want to do it in a good way. So how can they go about that? And it's just by seeking the help of parents.

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Another question, most women are ranked

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as a fashion statement.

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Most women are made the

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fashion statement. How does one withstand this trial as opposed to live in such a modern era?

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I mean, if another sister is wearing it as a fashion statement.

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She's waiting.

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That's one this can be understood from different angles. Another angle is how does one withstand this trial? So

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I don't want to wear my hijab as a fashion statement. Because it's so very,

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very simple. The job is knowing bordering on a question about the job and hopefully response

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stuff like that, where something nice and simple, you know, you don't have to resort to black, you can wear subtle colors where things were something invented during like the age of via, for example, like a white page, or something that lenses not too much of a contrast. So you're not attracting attention to yourself will make it a fashion statement, but at the same time to make sure that you look presentable.

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Attractive presented. So there's a, there's a way of wearing a job that is good and proper and covering and it can be whatever color you want it to be. And there's another way of breaking it down with super fancy clothes around like an ice cream.

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Tasting that sort of.

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That's true. That's like some styles of

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like, absolutely

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delicious.

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Star Wars Episode Three.

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When you say patience, can we just leave it to awesome? Can

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we just leave it to a loss of time as he knows it has a certain outcome?

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Or can we also do something to get out of that difficulty for trial?

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I think this was written before we finish speaking, right?

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We said that for I can change the outcome. So make a lot of ask a lot of talent to make things better for you. Don't always ask a lot for something specific that you think should happen.

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So for example, looking for a spouse, want to marry someone and you say,

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please make me marry this person.

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You get married to that person. And you realize that that person is someone who beats you.

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They're an abusive spouse. Now, you need so much gratitude for this person who wanted to marry granted you that because you're like, Yes, I want to get married, get married, fulfill half my DNA is better, you know, this is someone to spend my life with. And so you get back to the next thing, you know, this person is abusing you.

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So you may

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also be

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in a general sense that a lot if this is good for me, and this shows the importance of this. If this is good for me, then make it happen for me and wrestling with it. And if this is no good for me, and keep me away from it and protect me from so we make

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time for things that we want. We ask for us to bless that thing as well, to make it something that's good and useful for us. For example, someone wants a car, you know, someone's 20 years old, 25 years old, and they never had a car but parents are

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25 years old, they constantly making a lot of a lot of life. I'm getting frustrated, we get

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into all these things. 25 years old to parents by

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the day they get the car and go out and pick up some girls to go clubbing to do whatever it is they drive off to Malaysia they do when they want to travel to Thailand, we spent time over there.

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So, you know asked

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to bless you with the things that you asked for as well. Right, less.

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Sometimes we think that the things we have, rather than the things we want to better for us. Let's use an example of whether

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you only had two children. Both boys, right.

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And two children. Both of them were boys, right?

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girls?

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Yes. They were both girls.

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You caught me is my mistake. To move on. It's

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my two children. Both of them were boys, right?

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Yes. No, they were both the girls. And it's us as human beings. A lot of the time when we get married and we have children. What does everyone pray for?

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You've got to the stomach of your wife in life. He's

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thinking, boy, you're a boy.

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And you know, my father is visiting Pakistan. So that's like,

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the first time your boy made sure your first child,

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you

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better be a boy, right? Now, that's not the way life has treated us.

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Culture is not the way it is.

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To some people, you know, the only two children you have are both girls and

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boys, looking at this situation, right? He was less than two daughters, and he was happy with it. If he was given a boy, what would happen at that time, at that time, every single one of the boys in the venue was engaging in homosexuality. And this was more common predominance amongst the men. So it was a blessing that a muscle can transmit that without even knowing. So it

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gives you something

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to bless you in those things.

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I love this question is very straightforward. How do we know you're ready for marriage?

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Asking questions like this.

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You're gonna start asking

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that means you're already having thoughts about marriage.

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in mind,

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how do we establish for applications?

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Now this is written down to a web page H.

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Okay.

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It is done.

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I mean, can you just speak?

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Start over

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the issue of LGB.

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That's

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about

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influencing

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us.

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Then

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on to groups of people, the people who are influencing

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the second group, which is the general

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how do we deal with

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now, this is a very big topic. I don't know how it is in Singapore. And in Malaysia, it's a really big problem.

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I went to Boston once.

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And I was praying, right.

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So the problems being called and this

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person who came next to me, and you know, in Malaysia, it's fine. Whenever you stand next to someone.

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Every time you see someone else

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standing there is like, there's a space

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forward with the people coming so this person came next to me and

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to the left, I was on the left. I shook my hand It was like

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it was full fledged woman. But it was a guy dressed as a woman like it was a transgressive.

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So this was something that shocked me and this was in my first week. I

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started my degree, yet

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I kind of still don't have a plan.

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But it's something that I noticed is very common in this private world in Southeast Asia. Right? And question is, how do you deal with them?

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There's an even deeper question. How do you deal with them?

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How do you deal with them when they're not only one Muslim, but they're outwardly expressing their stuff. They're praying in the front row of the masjid, right behind the man, and the man sees them that doesn't say anything about it doesn't address the case. What do you do?

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I was just walked away, I can't pray next to this person like this is just,

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you can't do it. And it's a problem that we need to use wisdom to try

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to just say, no, go away, it's not going to work.

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Just tell people, you all would be punished. Just go away. He constantly kept reminding them that this is wrong. He used his wisdom, he tried to speak to those of us who can't afford them. So we do the exact same thing. We use wisdom, we try to speak to them, we tried to convince them just a few months ago, rather, and a good friend of mine came to me, he says, you know, we're in high school, same friends that used to hang out with me in the same neighborhood. So once every week or two, four or five of us, we go out together have dinner or something like that. He was one of the brothers that we go out with, you know, he's not really a threat. He's a brother, but he doesn't show that

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he's right. He knows a problem. This is most learned epistemically from amongst us, he knows, you know,

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2425

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my heart. So he's like, every time we go to a friend or something, we go to the soil. And we prayed together, and it was my other friends always push him off to the side. But anyone who walks by and says, What is wrong with these guys? They're preying on the woman.

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So he says, What do we do?

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You know that, you

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know, any one of you should take initiative to be

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dealing with this person, should I just cut them out of my life.

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I'm trying to give them some sort of guidance, some sort of advice, but make sure at the same time for them. And for you to be guided, that this isn't something difficult that I'm going through, helped me to try and give me wisdom and grace to affect this person to change their heart, their state, try and make it easy for me to convince them that this is not the right way

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to succeed. When you look at the other profits, like for example,

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who are the followers that were within himself and his two daughters, and all those years preaching to the people, only his two daughters listen to audio in his own life. And the same thing goes with you have a setup for about 950 years of living, and preaching, telling people to come to the oneness of Allah more than 80 950 years. So don't feel as though you need to go and change.

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Society. Yes, you try to do that. Try and be beneficial. We try

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to be an example for the rest of society. But don't feel as though you're stuck, and it's not working. It'll work. Maybe your efforts are being used somewhere else on the other side of the world.

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Once it's abused, so be patient with that and continue to try and deal with these people in a nice way to have some sort of invitations, don't just a freebie, invite them into your house, don't have them affects your children or your other family members or your brothers and sisters have some sort of barrier that you know, this person doesn't come over we have a fence or you know, family get togethers and stuff like that, whatever the case may be, but still trying to keep some sort of contact with this person that we asked for 100 establishing having patience when making, for example, that workplace.

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You try. The fact that you wrote this question means that you already know this is an area that you need to focus on. Now you take a piece of paper and you write down the issues I have with hitting our office place our 12345 now you start with one, try and neutralize that first problem that you have. Once you do that on to step two, neutralize what the second problem is, step three, you realize what the third problem is, right? And so that way, you'll be able to do that. Another thing that we do is make

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it easy for you and his wisdom to be harsh. Actions speak louder than words.

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action words. So leading example that people need to see the CEO is an individual who will you know, when you're when you're, for example, your manager addressing one of the female employees and place your stairs up and down with your parent and stuff like that. And she recognizes that she tells her friends, you know, the only person in the office, even though a dress, you know, like, a lot of Singapore women here dresses,

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sarcasm.

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People dress the years. Ridiculous, right? Some of the women dress very decent.

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She will tell her other friends who are not Muslim, or maybe Muslim as well, but not dressing properly. She will tell them, the only person who ever respects me in this office is that person was a Muslim. And then they get curious wonder why is it that he treats her nicely?

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It doesn't show any signs of interest in her. And he treats her nicely because of his religion, his deep morals and values, the ethics he has. he

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interacts with others, he does it in a nice way. He's always honest, he never cheats you. If you weren't $1. Today, you'll get the dollar back tomorrow. He buys us gifts. She brings us little candies at work.

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Maybe you do nice things to try and show them that this is an example of this isn't the way you live, this is how you do things.

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Okay, this is very general. How do we know if something is a trial or punishment.

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It doesn't really matter if you try and get past it. It

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is it's a punishment for you.

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You know, you take punishment. And that punishment in itself will be a trial will be difficult for you to go through. For example, you may have committed many sins When you remember the last time once and punish you in this way that you're after. So it gives you a governess. It makes you really sick work and takes your eyesight away. And as a proxy

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is someone who suffers with their eyesight taken away, but they're patient with it. There's nothing for them to subparagraphs right. So unless they wanted to punish you in this life so that you're after you get to the end. And so you take it as a trial. You're patient with it, you get past it, and you ask for the greatest

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all the time.