113 – Jumuah

Faaik Gamieldien

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113 Jumuah 22 May 2015

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Then, all of us can develop taqwa. Other words, we can all become routine.

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You know in Christianity and Judaism and Hinduism, there are two kinds of believers.

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The one group of believers are nuns and monks who have a special kind of life, they cut themselves off from the world. They go into a monastery and they only make test me or whatever they make the whole day. They worship God the whole day. They are dressed as godly people and they and the Hindus the same in the Buddhist person. You've seen the Buddhist on TV in the in the orange robes, they, they get born in those robes and they die in those robes, and that is their life, and allows father refers to them in the Holy Quran.

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It is called the Raja bernia urbania.

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And Nafisa Salaam, said Lara bernita Islam. There is no such thing in Islam. There is no such thing as a man wearing a particular kind of cloth for his whole life and just

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dedicating his whole life to the service of Allah. That doesn't exist in Islam. If it didn't exist in Islam, who would have been the best Rahim Mohammed Salah, Salah Mohammed Salah would have been a man who would have kept himself in the masjid and made only a bar that will last but he was not that man. In fact, he was the most successful men in worldly matters, and in other worldly matters. That's why hot, great authors say said that.

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Mohammed Salam was the most successful political, religious, spiritual and material leader since the beginning of time.

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So taqwa, then is not the kind of image that we have of that kind of person, and walked around the whole day in a top with a full saloon on taco is for every single person with he wears a suit with a tie with is going to be it or not, whether you visit topia or not no taco is for everybody. Allah says, Allah give her gave Ramadan to so all of us can become routine. And we know that

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Jenna is for the Mata Ki.

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Now, what is the opposite of taqwa?

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The opposite of taqwa is what is called ni fac, or hypocrisy.

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In other words,

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the tongue expresses Islam the tongue says La ilaha illa Allah the body parts makes you do to allows but the heart is not there.

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And and how is the heart of day because in our relationship with other people, we don't practice our Deen properly. That's why the navicent Sallam said Nabil described what is the munafo what is the hypocrite? And then Abby gave the poker three qualities. First and Mr. Samson is a hot data. cassava. When he speaks he lies at the first sign of a Manasa

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Almanack as akuna Fie, fie dakhil as Philomena nada Salaam said, and the Manasa tune will be at the bottom of jahannam shaytan will be on top of the monarchy. How Lola laws protect us from the fact

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So first, the first sign of a bonus is that he when he opens his mouth, he lies

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what is that word? When he promises

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he breaks his promise. Even before he makes the promise he already breaks it he says to himself, I'm just gonna say this to this person and promising and finishing class End of story.

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In fact, the enemies of Salaam was so

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concerned about this that he one day said to a woman was calling the child to Comic Con I'm gonna give you sweets. So the child came in the woman didn't give the child is sweet. And then Mr. Salim said you're going to be answered for that today. That is the fact that you have lied to the child.

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You can't just say to the child can we all do that? Isn't it? Come here Come Come Yaga sweetie for you Malika. No sweetie. You should not do that. That is part of

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certainly isn't obvious a salon says why is that to be nahan the third sign of nausea is what is that to Mina Han. When he is given a trust, he breaks his trust.

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For example, trust people become trustees of merges for example.

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And the moment they become attractive, they think they own the masjid.

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That's a that is a dereliction of duty. A trustee should always be removed remind himself that he is a trustee of Allah Masjid. He's not a trustee of his Masjid. Or a trustee of the Imam of the masjid. No, he is a trustee of the masjid meaning that he on behalf of our laws, looks after the masjid. It is his job.

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So having said that,

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we come back to our lecture on what is taqwa.

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And the purpose of fasting of course is to develop this stuff.

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So it means the purpose of fasting is to remove from ourselves those three qualities of an epoch which I just pointed out.

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Now,

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for us to reach the level of taqwa

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we must reach the elevation of the angels, because we know who Sallam said that in the month of Ramadan and Muslim reaches the level of the Malacca

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Kazuma like also don't eat the Malacca don't drink the Malaika only worship on Laos mountain. Well, you Maruyama, what if Allah, Allah, Allah says, the most outstanding quality of the Malacca is that they do exactly as they're told. So in Ramadan we do exactly as we are told, we are elevated to the level of angels. In other words, we pH the alum will look

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what is the Alamo MOOC.

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The Unseen World via our taqwa we reach the level of the angels were the angels in the heavens. And through our taqwa we can soar through the angels through the heavens. And we

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sorry, let's Alamo mallacoota Alamo. Luke is the world in which we live. So we can so we can travel from the from the from this scene world to the unseen world. How do we do that? We do that by the by the heart.

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So the invisible world then which is also called Allah mala raber. The Unseen World is a world which we want to reach in Ramadan. And that is why the greatest night in Ramadan, the other is all about.

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It's all about what it's all about reaching that which we can reach at other times,

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being in touch with the other world being in touch with the invisible world.

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Now,

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as I said, this heart that allows has given us belongs to the invisible world

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belongs to Allah mallacoota loves to the other world. That's why the Navy Alister Lam said that in a heartbeat. codici

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evisa salam says

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ma was the army

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out of the waters Mr.

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Warnock in wasa Annie Hall Bogdanov,

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Mary's asylum system that had his policy had these policies where the meaning is from Allah subhanaw taala. And the words from the nice Allah lawless Allah, Allah says Ma, what's your angiography? My my dunya my my world, the heavens and the earth cannot contain me. Allah says I cannot be contained in the heavens in the earth, you know, that allows mountain is has no limitation. So Allah, Allah cannot be contained in the world in which we love knowing the heavens in which but a piece of solutions allows for hunger that says, while lacking was the elbow of the woman, but the heart of a true believer can contain me

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allows hunger that says, the heart of a true believer can contain. So the struggle of life, the lifelong struggle of a Muslim is to develop the heart to the extent that we can say that allows for housing into the hearts handler. That is the ultimate stage that we want to reach and we can reach it through the month of Ramadan.

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And we ask Allah to handle the month of Ramadan taqwa also means to see with another eye, to see with the

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neuro basura the light of the inner eye.

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The light of the inner eye will come to give examples of what the light of the inner eye is. We know the famous Hadith of the navies of Salah with an emphasis on upset what is the sun?

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What is the XIV algebra What is your sun and Jupiter said and he said and tabo de la Cana Katara

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is to see Allah to worship Allah as if you can see him and how you see allows honkala b neural basura

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with the with the eye, not the physical eye but the spiritual eyes. So all these are the objectives of Ramadan.

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And the most important objective of Ramadan and I think it's an objective which we struggled throughout our lives with

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and that is

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To search for the truth, which is in Islam,

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to find the truth,

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that's a struggle we have, all of us have that struggle.

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Because we are confronted with so many ideologies, we are confronted with so many ideas.

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And

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the day when we discover the truth, somebody said, he certainly that should be the biggest day in your life, we'll come to know what that means. What is truth?

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Now, this

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stage of preparation in finding the truth.

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Discovering allows have a hand with Allah

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is called Dean, the dean that we have is the path through which we walk towards allows parents to know what allows families

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and there are different kinds of ways of belief. There is mass belief, you have mass belief. People believe in muscle, you live in a Muslim country, and you're Muslim, and everybody's Muslim around you say you're Muslim.

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Then there is belief in authority.

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My mom sisters, so it must be true. My chef said to it, it must be true.

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Somebody somebody has said that, so it must be true. Or my father said it, it must be true. Or my mother said it must be true, because their figures of authority. So we believe that

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the third way of reaching the truth is through reason.

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You say but I've read about it, I've studied it. And it makes sense to me. And

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I don't believe in authority. And I don't believe in massive belief, I believe in reason

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that I've reasoned it out.

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But you know, reason has limitations.

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Because reason is the slave of the mind.

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Your mind tells you how to reason.

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And in fact, today, I think about an I call it the tyranny of reason and intellect.

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It terrorizes human beings today, how people will say, but you know, that many speaks very well, you know, it's very logical, you could, you know, you could listen to him and you can almost believe what it is, you know, to be true. And, you know, he's a man who's gone to Oxford or Harvard or whatever it may be. So, you know, you can't just sideline him you know, it's believed that the tyranny of the of intellect and I want to give an example of this Montgomerie watch those of you who read those, have you read what the West has written about Islam, one of the biggest orientalists

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orientalist is a non Muslim have studied Islam very deeply and very intensely. So Montgomerie what, being a non Muslim,

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because one of the requirements of being an orientalist on one of the requirements of a Muslim to be successful at universities, like Harvard and Oxford, and Yale and all these institutions, is that you should treat your dean as a subject of study.

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You should treat the poor are not as a revelation, but as a book

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to be analyzed.

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And for you to give your opinion on. And thirdly, you must remove your belief from your studies, you must study it, and you'll believe is a Muslim, something separate. Those are the requirements for Muslims who study at these universities. And what is it mean requirement, it means they will not be able to progress very far, if they bring the practice of Islam into the knowledge now to separate these universities. Knowledge of Islam is one thing in your practice somehow, when you can't mix the two.

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And you will find that all these institutions are the same with is Oxford and they all now call themselves first they will all

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departments of Oriental Studies or departments of Eastern Studies or religious studies, now they call themselves

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departments of Islamic Studies

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and with the whole history behind them, but let me tell you about Montgomery Ward's Montgomery was studied Islam, great intellectual,

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a great Knower of the English language and what did he write about it? So he says,

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I'm not saying the Prophet Muhammad was a was a liar. And I'm not saying he was an imposter. All I'm saying is that he

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was very creative.

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He was intellectually very creative.

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man when he wrote the Quran

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so before him, what did people say what is the orientalist? Oh no Mohamed Salah is an imposter. Now the villa. But he came in he says, No, no, no, no. Hamas or Salam was not that he was not a lie. All he did was he was very creative, very intelligent man. And he knew exactly how to use the Arabic language and he wrote the Quran by his own hand.

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So, again, what does it say about him? It says that he has the facility to use land which in detail you may have to say, even amongst Muslims.

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I, somebody sent me an email. I say, there's a Wednesday night in my lecture about a group called the Karani Yun.

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It's a group called Iranian Muslims, so called Muslims

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in Cape Town, they believe only in the Quran. They reject the Sunnah. And their Hadith of the Navy, so solemn, also they reject studying Islam. So it knows those are Chinese, studying Islam shouldn't study only read the Quran. If you can read English only read the English Quran. That's enough, don't go further than that. And the person who sent me the mail, say to me that chair these people are intellectuals and the others and they're that, you know, they they are very convincing, and I thought to myself spagnola

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this kind of tyranny of lanuage, tyranny of qualification, says people of all UCT graduates, this is the tyranny of UCT and new WCS and all these people.

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They think they have the intellect and they use the intellect to to terrorize other Muslims and to terrorize their own minds. And they don't realize the sublimity of Islam. And that the reason being a

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a, an object of the mind is limited.

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And is changeable. People change their opinions about things.

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And if you think that you arrived as an intellectual

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to believe only in the parameters impossible, and if you only believe in the Quran, and you reject the nebrija salam, the Neo Catholic

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people say, Oh, you mustn't make that clear, you know, that's the latest. Oh, don't make that feed. No, make people care for you.

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But the Karima says, a shadow Allah Allah Illallah, full stop, no, wash

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the name of Allah and they're so disconnected. Allah says in so many verses of the Quran echoes only one. Takuma rasuluh Allah says in whatever the Prophet gives you and tells you and teaches you take a woman Alka monumento. And what he prohibits you from Leave it. So the prohibitions and the obligations imposed upon us by Mohammed Salam along to the handler commands us that we should accept.

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We don't have a choice. So if you come and you started by saying, oh, but you know, I only want to eat

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I don't follow this harbor or the profits are solid, you know, unless in the finance enough.

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So you reject the second part of the Kadima.

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And this is the ultimate objective of the orientalist, the entre relentless, the enemies of Islam do not want Muslim not to believe in Allah. They say believe in God, we don't have a problem. Christians also believe in God. In this also believe in God. We don't want you to accept Mohammed. That's the object.

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The cartoons is not about Allah. They don't draw cartoons about Allah who dividual cartoons. They draw cartoons about Muhammad. They insult who then some of them, because they know if they cut the link with Mohammed Hassan has finished the boat will think

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because Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was the personification of the he was the living book. Without him there can be no understanding of who allows for hamdulillah he's, we only know allows Allah through the Quran, we only know allows for Allah through the interpretation of the Quran by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Then thirdly, there is belief through conviction.

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We say there is mass belief.

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There is belief through your reason. There is belief of authority.

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I mean, people still say that every single day my father said so therefore it must be true. My father did that. That's why it must be right. My grandfather did that. That is why it's right. My mother did that. That's why it's right.

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What Okay, Allah Allah, Masha, Allah, Allah, Allah says even your mother

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Father we're not didn't know anything about Islam yourself said that.

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Shouldn't your your first port of call be the Quran and Sunnah?

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So believe in conviction is called taqwa.

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Believe with conviction, it's called a man.

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When musala such a slob say to allow Europe

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I want to see you.

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I want to see you, Oh Allah, please show yourself to me.

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So Alex was gonna say too much

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to me,

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don't you believe?

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So when I say this is Bala, he said, Of course y'all know I believe

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what I can

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say but

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what I can do in Nickleby. He said, I want to see you have a law so that I can have satisfaction in my heart.

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I want to have satisfaction in my heart. Of course allow intelligent array of is known onto the mountain the mountain crumbled into dust and Moosa fell in a swoon. He was unconscious, and when he woke up, of course, he asked forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But what does this tell us?

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what it was or what Moosa didn't want to understand was a lot. He wanted to have the conviction, the taqwa the true belief that allows exists, and it can come through reason.

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And it can come through your intellect.

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There is that which you must believe abubaker Raphael athalon when he was asked,

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by the Quraysh, they said, Oh, Baker,

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you're not one of our leaders. You know, you're one of the most intelligent mania in NACA, you're one of the few people who can read and write. We respect your intellect, we respect who you are. But how do you know that God exists?

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How do you know that Allah exists?

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And what did he say? abubaker replied, and he says, rF tura BB Robbie wallarah beam out of therapy. You said RF to rob DB Robbie. I know my Lord.

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My my load

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while Oh, no, Robbie Mara.

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And if it wasn't for my Lord, I would not have known my lord

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Subhanallah What was he saying? You said I am convinced in my heart that allows

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I believe with conviction.

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And this is an important message that parents must give to the children when they grow up.

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It's all good and well to tell your child my child was read the Quran and go study the Hadith of the enemies of Salah. There are millions of people who do that and they become careful at the end.

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They already careful and they become professors in the Quran and Sunnah and they never believe in a lost Hunter.

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A very important message that they'll give to children is my child.

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believes is a matter of the heart.

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Through belief in allows father comes from conviction from taqwa which is grounded in hedaya.

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And he Daya comes from Allah subhanaw taala. Not everything in life is subject to reason.

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For example, so this is a very important message that humans give to your children, that no matter what books you read, there are things that you believe intrinsically within yourself.

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And that is why you always ask Allah

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to give us that point of know that point of light to guide us towards the belief in allows

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and because remember, everybody has got a pro and against arguments like the Quraysh

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when they were asked, Why do you worship idols?

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They came with a very intellectual a very logical because people say Oh, that sounds logical.

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very logical. What is the logical argument? They say? Well, we don't we don't worship idols who said we worship the idols we don't worship the idols

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they say but you worship you go down and it makes you to to the idols.

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No, I don't worship idols.

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Man Ah, boom Illa

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de buena Illallah.

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alpha alpha gives the alpha for analysis.

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We only worship through them.

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Leo curry buena. Illallah is alpha. We don't recognize them to be God. We only go through them. They're the medium.

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They're the road to God.

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The road to being close to God, they are close to God, they have got daughters, because all the idols were called the daughters of our last Hunter. Like somebody said, some big shift in gate on very big shift. He said that

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if you want to go to Mandela, you should go via his daughter zinzi.

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So because zenzi is his daughter, so if you go via his daughter, same argument that the machinery Co news, we're all in tandem use the same argument.

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The picture was a big turbot.

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When he was asked about

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can you make vasila? Can you ask through somebody else? He said, yeah. So they asked why he said, Well, it's easy to get to Allah by somebody from Allah loves. So zindzi Mandela.

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zenzi is now sitting suppose to be sitting in Sweden, as ambassador to Sweden with Mandela.

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So with both of them,

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we are all the idols in Makkah, where all the people that you met you, pray towards them pray, they will God and who remains

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only Allah

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and allow us. So what I'm trying to say is that there's always a logical, reasonable explanation for everything.

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But it may not it may not be part of your faith in your Eman because that is what it's called. It's called faith. It's called faith for a reason. It's called faith to believe in. Laurie Buffy. Hello, Sandra says, I live in Delhi, Calcutta, bollore, Buffy Taki.

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Allah de Ville will hype you should tell you children remember 99% of your faith is faith in Allah that you can't see in the rape in the unseen very important conversation you must have around the table. Not everything is subject to reason. Not everything you can read in a book.

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And therefore everything you can see about yourself, you can't see your soul You have to believe that you have a soul You have life.

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Somebody was saying to me went to Japan, it was a conference in Japan on, on on

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what is this? You know, where they take? They they grow, they grow organs in a

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in a in a in a petri dish is that? That's what it's called? And they said while they were at this conference, they they made? What was it a finger? Yeah, they grew a finger in a petri dish. And they they use they normally now I mean, they used to say that you must use the word of the of the mother, what do you call it?

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The stem cells that comes from the, from the womb from the What do you call this?

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way the doctors. I see the doctors but they're not saying anything.

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That's right, that's right, they must, but nowadays, they take it from the blood, this is taken from somewhere else. So

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but they be able to grow a whole human being like that, but they will not be able to put life into you.

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So

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that is still the domain, the divine domain, the domain of a lost Hunter.

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And that was his ultimate proof that nothing can exist without the existence of Allah was final.

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So

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belief and conviction or Eman or taqwa self realization that which we develop in the month of Ramadan is what Self Realization to realize the existence of Allah within yourself.

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And as I said, that is the journey and you should tell your children that journey does not only depend on reason,

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that journey is a journey, which requires you to ask Allah Subhana Allah for guidance.

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Talking about Allah subhanaw taala.

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Is it allowed for every Muslim to have his own

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conception of allowance?

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What's wrong?

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Why is he disturbing the

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Holocaust? I love it.

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The question is often asked is

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we're all individuals we all have

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an idea or impression of who allows tantalize

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and

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is that allowed

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Every one of us thinks differently of allows

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us allows Sargon himself says, and I in the app design, maybe I am what my surgeon thinks I am, I am, who am I certain things.

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So, for some people are less merciful, for others always generous and so forth and so on, we can have our own conception

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of those qualities of allows how that is meaningful to us.

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Just like in our daily life, we can like somebody and dislike, somebody else will dislike that person

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in life.

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I criticize somebody who is loved by some other people.

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I say that somebody is a saint and somebody else calls up Satan. So, everybody has can have a concept which allows for happiness in individualized Allah for us, if you want us and so we should always have a good an idea, a good idea and a good impression of Allah was Hannah who I know as children was to grow up in a society we always thought Allah is is this person who's got this message thick and big fire and one day is going to either beat us or we're going to put us in this fight that I think implicational that kind of notion of allows for the least changing people see allows our allies as as a merciful as a merciful God it's a forgiving God.

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So

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the month of Ramadan then

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is the beginning of a new journey.

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Every Ramadan is the beginning of a new journey

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it's very important that you have this idea of Ramadan don't think it's just an another Ramadan know.

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If you look forward to this Ramadan, tell yourself this is a new Ramadan, this has never been here, never loss of Allah is gone. But this is a new Ramadan it's a new challenge. It's a new

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opportunity

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to be able to understand what los padres and that was the objective to Sahaba the objectives of the Sahaba was and that is why Ramadan for the Sahaba carried on from one Ramadan to the next Ramadan.

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And one of the important things that we must try and develop this Ramadan is to develop what I call a good attitude. Again, a matter of the heart.

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A good attitude, a good demeanor, a good mind.

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What does it mean? It means to develop

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the attitude of

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seeing good in other people

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to develop a vision of the world where you see good in other people

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and others is sometimes very difficult.

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Because I always think that I'm the best I'm good. If reality is better, I'm good. Because I make Salau I fast I do this. I know he's looking at the bat and I think one of the things that we need to do this Ramadan is to develop this

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idea that

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other people are good because he says that if you think good about other people, you become more noble yourself.

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You become a noble beak, like Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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when the Sahaba killed the

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the enemy on the battlefield, and he came to the Navy sossalamander v 1000 episode Salama kill this man, his great enemy.

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And he tells him that he said, Yasser Allah But this man before I killed him, he said La ilaha illAllah. So I thought to myself, no, no, he just, he just wants doesn't want to be killed. He wants to save his life. So he says La ilaha illAllah. So I killed him.

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So that we saw some became really became very, very angry. And he said, but how could you? How could you decide what was in his heart? How could you decide that he was only saying it in order to save his life?

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What right you have not to have thought the best about the person. And to echo that, Marshall I became Muslim and we believe in even he was the greatest, greatest enemy of Islam.

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So we become can becoming Ramadan, those noble, angelic personalities, that allows for how Allah wants of us.

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And if we say that the person who thinks evil about other people always, himself becomes evil

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When you get people like that, when you when you meet them and you speak to them, they never have anything good to say about other people. Never good to say say about anybody. In fact, they only criticize others.

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There's nothing wrong with criticizing other people.

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But the yardstick should be you don't criticize the person, you criticize what the person is saying, or what the person has done.

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To him a mistake has done this. We should not do that. Oh, he said that we shouldn't have said that. But don't judge us. He's a bad person who is no no.

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Every person in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Allah will only judge him after he has died.

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Up to the time of his death. If he makes Toba and comes back to Allah, Allah can forgive all his sins and put him in jail.

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So who are we to judge people,

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you can only judge them after they did. So well, is diagnosed, and this is the legacy left behind. So we can we can judge you. But while people are alive, even if it's anonymous, you never know when that person can say shodhan becomes.

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And thirdly,

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the cleansing of the heart in Ramadan, very important.

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And as I said before,

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one of the issues that we struggle with

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as human beings are issues with family.

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Most people struggle with these issues, all of us in fact.

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And one of the things objectives, I think we should set ourselves for the month of Ramadan

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is to try and bridge the differences that we have with our families.

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And I know this is something that's a challenge, and it's very difficult.

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But it is something which

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allows the handler emphasized before he created other militia to Salah, so important this issue was

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that Allah raised this issue before He created man.

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The issue of the Rahim,

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the issue of the womb.

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Allah created the womb before he created Hydra, Marisa.

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And what did Allah say to the woman, Allah say to the home, the one who strives to keep the ties of the woman, I will keep ties with him.

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And the one who cut the ties that binds in the womb, I will cut my ties with you.

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And show the Navy so I lost a limb was making one day Some say it was an RFI or something it was in the budget.

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And then fslm said, I'm going to make this

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and I am making it.

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So that I want to be assured that allows Who the hell is going to accept your army when you say I mean, what does army mean? I will accept

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and then at least a certain state alone will not accept this. All of us here in this gathering today.

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If there is anybody in this gathering, was cut a family tie. If there is such a person in this group in this Jama he should leave.

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So heinola so man got up and he left.

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So now we made the door.

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So the man came back then a visa seller asked him what why did you leave?

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What happened? He said you're so Rola.

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I don't have a mother and I don't have parents. I don't have family. I have only an aunt.

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I have my mother's sister. We still alive. And I haven't spoken to her for years.

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I haven't seen it for years.

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And I didn't want to spoil your daughter I thought that was an I went to her now. And I want to greet her and ask her forgiveness. And then at least I saw him smile and he said allows for handler will accept your RV now.

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So sometimes, you know we sit in the gym and we set off the salad we make the art we think Yeah, I've been making this to art for 15 years. I've been making this law for 40 years for 20 years. Allah gave me this oil but I you know nothing materializes. And sometimes it lies in something social

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And I know sometimes it's difficult sometimes you know, you say to yourself, how do I face it I haven't seen this person for so many years.

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And I say there are so many ways of doing it today alone have given us so many avenues to bind

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the families we have today

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Facebook,

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we have SMS, we have WhatsApp, we have

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your telco telephone at home,

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we have a cell phone. In those days you had to go personally today you have all these avenues that you could use,

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pick up the phone, say Salaam Alaikum.

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That's your duty

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and that is one

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of the means of the simple things one of the means of attaining. So, two things inshallah we will learn today from the job nothing else. One is to develop a good attitude towards the world.

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A positive attitude towards to think good.

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And if you think not only think of other people try and develop the good that you see in that person. And place people when they do good. For example, you come to the masjid and you see somebody in the budget that you have never seen in the budget. You say to the person who had never seen me ever, instead of saying to the person Marsha,

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Marsha Good to see you. Good to see.

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You hope to see you again.

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That is that is what I mean. That is the kind of goodness that we can spread in the world. Because Ramadan

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is not just about fasting, you know?

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We've been fasting for 1500 years

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and another Ramadan is coming.

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But Ramadan is not a community thing. Ramadan is an individual journey. I know it sounds very common. No, in that we we make turabi together and we, you know,

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and so forth and so on. But it's it's your journey to allow

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it's your journey to lead to other

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it's your journey to the Quran, no personal jet your own journey.

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And the journey you can take by train by plane you can walk this journey

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and you decide how you want to take this journey, but it's your own journey

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as your single singular jet

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and eventually the journey should lead

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to the night of power

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to the night when allow swaddler will give you the gift of empowerment of yourself and self realization platform. So we ask Allah smart Allah and set these goals for you that you can reach you know Ramadan come so you listen people say Shabbat and you know you must be pay and Shabbat you must fast and you must do this you must do that and you know Ramadan comes in you think oh you know this big month you know it looks so big look at Table Mountain set yourself goals that you know you can teach.

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Alongside the handler didn't put Ramadan as a burden

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to be a joy but it becomes a burden when I put the burden on my own children. Why do hatami ramadan ramadan Lido for Ramadan

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the whole year don't wait for Ramadan Why would you wait for Ramadan?

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And why would you wait for Ramadan only too fast

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they Monday every month one day every week two days Mondays and Thursdays if you if you can keep up physically able to do

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is just an elevation of your spiritual elevation of

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us don't you

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just

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you know heal did you grow up and then you you do more and then you carry on.

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last final goal that I think we should set ourselves for the month of Ramadan

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is to try and make our Salah on time.

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Many of us can't make it to the magical every walk

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that is another milestone we should set ourselves

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that we should try and

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make Salah in JAMA

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and especially now for fizeram in fact it is very very early that we can make and you can go straight from the magic to wherever you go. But one of the objectives I think we should say during this Ramadan is

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to make us allow time

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to make it on time we all make it a hamdulillah

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But to make it on time, that's a 13. So three things inshallah I want to leave with you today. One is to have good attitude.

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The second one is

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what is the second one?

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What's the second one?

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Family Ties.

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Family Ties.

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Allow soglin says I will bind you to me. If you bind yourself to your family.

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What more do you want? And thirdly, the third objective we say for Ramadan. Is that we

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are going to ask Allah a lot how to guide us to make a strong to make our Salah on time. Well done Allahu salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Taala.