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142 My Iman and I
12 Feb 2016

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Hungry low and middle who want to start in one

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movie wanna talk Hello LA. When I was a biller Himanshu phocoena

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Molina, Maria de la Fernando de la la Who am I? To follow ha de la, wanna shadow La la la la la la la sharika or a shadow. Mohamed Abu rasuluh Salatu was Salam O Allah. He was early he was happy woman da da what he loved about beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Last week, I mentioned a verse in Surah, Ibrahim,

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which is the 14th surah in Holy Quran.

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And I said, the verse was verse number five.

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And I deliberately gave the wrong verse number.

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Because I thought, if one of you come and ask me later, and tell me that chef, that is not the verse that you quoted, I would have been very happy.

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Not a single person asked me afterwards. Now there was nobody went to look at the Quran.

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And nobody went to look at the I diverse.

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So on the day of kiama, you can't tell Allah that we didn't teach you. We didn't tell you anything. We didn't refer to the Quran.

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So when I say to you, please I mean, I say, you know, I mean, one verse, I asked you to go home and look at one verse.

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What is the level of our commitment to our last planet on our really much do we want to go to gentlemen? How much really did we want to please our last pinata? These are the questions to ask ourselves.

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And I'm worried about this. I'm concerned about this, because your agenda is my agenda. And my agenda is your agenda, what I learned for myself and was left for you, if I can't reach that level in my life on this earth, I will never enter Paradise.

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You must love for yourself.

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But you love your blood. So when I say this, I'm not saying this to be nasty to you or to open the football with a nasty comment. I just want to remind you that

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if our Islam

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hangs on the thread of coming only to Juma once a week then we are in very serious trouble.

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If our, our our spouse, our Islam

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is connected to allow for honkala once a week in Juma that after we leave, that's it

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Don't tell me to go and look up any I have the Quran out jetted.

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My connection with Allah founder is only one hour per week in the masjid.

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If that is the case, my dear brothers and sisters, then this woman is in very serious trouble. And our children are even more serious. And their kids are even in more serious trouble. Because it was serious business, the birth of some asherah the wounds of gender is a very, very serious method. So I'm going to record the same verse. And I'm going to again ask you this time, we'll give you the correct reference.

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Surah 14 verse 44. But don't do it because you have a guilty conscience to it because you want to find out you want to say what is this stuff chief talking about? He's saying what is in the Quran? Or is he saying what he wants to say about the Quran?

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So what is Allah saying, sir Ebrahim, verse 40, for a lot longer This is

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the people who have done wrong to themselves.

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Now, this is on the depth Yama, this is when they stand in front of Allah, this is where they look at their friends and their family and they they their co workers and they see them there. They the heads are shining and the hands are shining with new

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and they say Wow, that was my friend and we look at nuclear ease Why am I not standing with him? Why am I standing here

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and allows founder says the people who have not done what they were supposed to do is what will they say? What are the things that they will they will say to Allah what are the things that they see then they should have done?

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What are the things that they say? Oh man, this is so little it would have given me Jana Is this what Allah wanted from me when I was in the dunya? So what what will they say? They say, Robin?

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Corinne

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they will say there now remember the standing in front of Allah they know there's no to them they're going to go to Johanna. They're gonna go to the fire because they've been separated. The other people are gonna go to Jana, they in the other group, they're in the other lot. So what is it what is it they will then realize what was important for them and what will they say? illa ajilon Karim Allah send us back to the dunia for a short period of time.

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Not for a lifetime, not for 65 years like I was there before, or for 70 years, or for 75 years now.

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Just maybe a year, which is maybe six months of just maybe three months, Petula Osceola Sydney back

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to do what? What are the two things that will give you

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a loss on the road that it'll happen? It's in the Quran. And these are the truth. No doubt Najib Tao attack first. They will say Allah two things we will do to go back to the dunya we will answer your call

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Najib Dao attack. So to give you more work, and then beat you over the head next week, I'm just going to tell you what you should do.

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new Jeep doubt that means I will answer your call now what is the call of Allah?

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What is our last call? I'm not gonna tell you read the Quran and find out whatever Allah talks about call, I call you to this and I call into that and I call into that Nicole into that final what Allah swaner calls you to? That's halfway into Jana. What is the other half?

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One after the other?

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One after the other. So every single person from every single nation will say these two things. Oh, Allah sent me back for a little period of time, so I could answer so what is it of course, it means you should have read the Quran and find out what Allah was calling you to.

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It's a quarter of the books which are given to the prophets.

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Allah wa salatu salam, and the second requirement for journalists to requirements. One at Tempe, Arizona, and we will follow the prophets. People of new Jose will go back and follow know that people will go back and follow you Brahim. And the people of Muhammad sallahu wa sallam will will say Allah send us back so that we can follow Mohammed.

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When

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they realize then on their own these, this is what we should have done. We should have read the Quran. And finally, with a lot of us, number one, and number two, we should follow the prophets.

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Allah doesn't say you must listen to the prophets. Allah doesn't say we will say we will read the Hadith of the prophets. Now.

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We'll make a tea bar of the prophets, it means we will read the history of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, they will come back and they will then say oh, this is what promises are empty, in his house, in the road, with his colleagues,

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with the animals with the environment, these are what these farmers are selected. And this is what I'm going to do. And this is my road to paradise. Because as I said last week, the man asked me in the lecture, he says here, there are so many paths today that people offer us. This one says this is the path to journey. That was his that's the path the gentleman, this one says this is the path to journey. What is the pathogen? Yes, the pathogen, two things. And this is in the Quran. You can read it, please go and read it. For four words, go and read it and think about what our last partner says when a Tibetan

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Surah 14. So they Brahim was 44.

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Today we're going to speak about another surah in the same context,

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which allows for how done again gives us

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an analogy

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of

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the Yama

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and what we should have done to gain salvation in the AMA while you're on the dunya.

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So total Hadid which is the 57th surah in the Holy Quran, from about the middle of the surah from verse 11 onwards,

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and I'm not going to ask you next week because I'm giving you the exact name number of the surah so don't feel that next week I'm gonna still say to you that it wasn't the labor It was 15 or 16 or something, these 11

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so from those 11 onwards, insha Allah Subhana Allah sketches for us and this is unique. These are unique verses in the Quran. Allah sketches for us the things that we need to do on this dunya to gain salvation.

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Because this is what we want, isn't it we want salvation.

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We want to go to Paradise. You want to live there and forever in which under which rivers flow online please for us. We at least our work in this dunya we work in all the work that we do the good work. You look after your wife, after your children, you might Salah You did all the things. I mean, really imagine you come out here and Allah says sorry, man.

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You thought you did it and you thought you had it but really, you missed the boat. Unfortunately

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So today our laws are told us and informs us about the most important gifts which are given to us that we must look after the gift of a man

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has given us this gift. And I'm sure you will ask all of you any one of you say, Have you got a bunch of kusarigama? I believe in a Lowe's pinata. I believe in the Prophet, Muhammad Allah. I believe in these things. I believe in the moral

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morality of Islam, the goodness of Islam, the beauty of Islam, I am this faith, I have this email.

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And you will notice in the Koran when ever Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about gentlemen Johanna. He says that the Muslim own the people who have a man will do the gender

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and those

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who reject allow fountain of the coffee coffee room.

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This this comparison always made the coffee lunigiana the book we know now in general.

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But in this verse of circle, Hadid, Allah doesn't make that comparison. Three unique verse. Allah says here in this verse, Allah says

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the believers will go to Jannah and the monaci Poon will go to Jana.

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Not the Cafiero Yeah, Allah makes a different comparison.

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Why is Allah makes this different comparison?

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This is quite clear that the calf you don't want to be Jana. But yeah, Allah says no, yeah, I'm comparing the Muslim own or the main own the true believers, those with a man who demonaco

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Cousteau, who are the munafo What is the difference between the monastic and the culture?

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The monastic is the person who thought he had a man.

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He saw tip man, he sought by saying Laila hi Lola Mohammedan Rasulullah hekima.

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He sought yet he

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or he wished that he had a man.

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Or he pretended that he had a man

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whose name was five.

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He really thought

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he had a beard. He was the kurata he had all the trappings of Islam, but really, he pretended to be Muslim. He really wasn't committed to Islam. I

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mean, if I look at our society today,

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and I look at the the moral standards of our people of our community, it's shocking. The things that people do today is absolutely outrageously shocking.

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And you know what?

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I mean, the fears that people have the illicit sexual relations they have

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only was a face to head for other women who the sisters in law, were the brothers wives, the how Lola co tailor

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the abuse of maids that worked for Muslims,

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by people of my age,

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the things that carries on while we have this facade of Oh, we are people of faith with people of

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the things that gone at universities,

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the things that go on when the sun goes down, and we asked the parents

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the corruption in business.

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The absence of conscience when people enter into contracts and don't keep their word

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over and over and over and over again.

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People have been in front of the retail on Mansa hace

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it's always a very rich man, but you have a contract with him. He just ignores it ignores you knows everything. We asked him to do something.

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He does a 20% of what they should do, he does.

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But he wants to be paid 100% of the money that he gets.

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So we need to introspect.

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And it's important then we need to find out what Allah Subhana Allah reminds us often to echo Hadid.

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So the summary of the voxels give you just a summary of the verses which which have occurred to you just a rough summary.

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So Alzheimer talks about the Day of Judgment.

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And a lot of times the law says to the profit or loss lm Allah, this is an additional column in this in this verse, Allah says,

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Yamato mininova what minute.

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Allah says to the nebulous

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On the Def Jam a you will have a grandstand view of the believers, men and women. You'll see all of them

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they'll be in front of you see the last?

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Yes or no room beignet the hymn of a man who

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Allah says And when you look at the believers of Mohammed Salah la Salaam, you will see light emanating

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from the front of them and from the hands and the words light will come from the heart. And light will come from the

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meaning the light of the good deeds will shine from the bodies from inside the from the heart from the soul. And their bodies will be witness to the fact that they did good on there.

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So what is the sign of a successful Muslim? I'm deaf kiama the sign of a successful Muslim will be that he will have no

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he will have liked and what is this light this light will be the light of his a man will which will be shining on the deaf ear. And it's not a tall order what is the one or two to not to sleep to make the hydrate the whole night or to go for it every year or to go for every holiday?

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Or to give billions of rankings accountable messages.

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We have a simple faith

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that allows you out of the 24 hours 23 hours for yourself

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one hours for Salah $5 times 10 minutes is 1515 minutes maybe another 10 minutes making now that per day allows one hour of your time

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Oh you know what must I do now? I must fast every Monday and Thursday I must

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be a good man a good businessman, a good husband a good father and give you a one hour follow that's it and Pedroza and fast in the month of Ramadan. me a good human being. So a lot to handle and the reasons Allah describes in the believers that they have they have this light that this aura around them because of the EMA.

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And why do we need this light?

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We need this light because the deaf kiama is a dark day.

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It's dark speech to

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be able to see in front of you.

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There will be those whose light is the Navy Sallam said whose light will shine from cancer from one city to another city they'll have so much light

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those will be the Shahada ambia good people solid MP

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and then there will be those who have very little like the maybe they will only be able to see at the feet with a standing but they have liked

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and allows one talks about these people who have liked Allah says bush Rocco milliohm camileo Allah says oh, you have like almost I mean, oh, you believe that you have this little bit of light or a lot of like Bushra camileo congratulations today to you and congratulating you, Allah congratulate you

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Jana to integer me Tatiana. Khalid interfere Allah says for you today will be heaven and the big rivers will flow holiday nopea and you will be in this journey forever.

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Actually

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congratulations. And the next I allows how the law says

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then no be that guru bully which will have no light they'll be in total darkness.

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And they will be walking in the direction of Jana. Everybody Of course, we'll be walking in that direction. We know there's a there's a road towards Jana and there is a bridge future left cross

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and this bridge

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as many names but it's described by the navies of sanlam as being thinner than a hair and sharper than a sward

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so you need to be

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you need to have light if you if you don't have light in the first place you will be able to cross that bridge

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so those that in total darkness and be walking at the back and be looking in front of them they'll be seeing these these this lights they won't be seeing any people you know when you see life in a distance. You don't see the cow you don't see the person you just see the light like you see fireflies at night. You just see the fireflies you don't see the fireflies themselves you just see the light that emanates from them. So these people will look in the distance and they say D goes to a group of people that Mashallah they have like, let's go faster, please join them. At least we can walk in the light

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and they will come near to those people.

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Was alight and allow song describes the scene in the Holy Quran in surah Hadid. Allah says, yo Morocco Morocco Nova Manasa de la Vina Manu

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the Booker's. Manasa Kuhn will say to those who believe what all the same,

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una they will say you take notice of us look at us you know we have no light you are the guys with a light you know, give us some of your light

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nakamise we know recom give us some of your light, we need a bit of lighter to

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Tila and it will be said to them in a job or a consult me sooner, it will be say to them,

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Look to the back, look behind you and find your own light. Look at the time when you on the dounia when you have to cultivate this light

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and find your own light. But despite that they'll still be time to catch up.

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And as they get nearer to those in front of them.

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Allow to the $100 for Laurie babina, whom be sued in law.

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Allow saga described you can imagine this speech darkness. There is a group of people behind what no light group of people in front of light Allah drops a wall in between them.

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Allah says for Laurie babina home be sued in law.

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Allah will drop a wall in between them in this wall will be adore

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bothy no fee Rama

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while the human have been similar,

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and allows them describes the wall Allah says at the side of the believers, this space where the believers out will be fooled with a mercy.

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And on the other side of the wall will be total darkness and punishment from Allah was pannacotta. Remember this Allah that we were talking about? gamers all the charges in the dunya. So now we're not talking about the giant punishment. Don't say, Oh, the terrible god, this is brilliant. You know, he just wants to punish you bet you. You've had to hold on you've had everything. We have had this. We have been warned. Yeah, Allah warns us tells us this is what is awaiting you. And Allah gives us a solution to us in the end as to how we should not land in this kind of predicament on the desk.

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So those are the sides of the wall on the dark side of the wall. They now become desperate because they now in total absolute doctors, they see nothing in front of them except the wall. And what are they shocked? You're not doing them. And of course now in the panic, they're calling to the people on the other side of the wall. alumna Conoco.

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What will they say to them, they will say to them,

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we have you forgotten that we will with you on the dunia Well, we went to merge it with you. We play cricket with you. We worked with you. We were the same university with you. We went for Hajj with you we are in Formula with you.

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We are your cousins and your mother's and your father's in your sisters and your brothers. He should have anything for us to do.

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How come you have nothing personally we know who you are. And you know who we are. Where your family your friends. We will see we do things together good things and bad things. Were the same schools universities

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and the people on the wrong side of the wall will answer back what will they say?

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They will say

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let us tell you why you're not with us today. Yes, we were together. We did everything together.

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The wife will say yes I was married to you from the other side. I was gonna say to his I was married to you.

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We share the same bed together the same house together. So closer together.

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yo maya funeral not Amina, he will only be also a but he will liquidly marry him. Yama in sha

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Allah. Allah says listener Zaragoza. But Allah Allah says in the surah Yama federal Morocco ministry the day when

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a man will run away from his brother

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will only will be your mother and father will have nothing to do with you.

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While Sahiba t were Benny and your wife or your husband and your children will have no time for you

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legally marry him in Chicago.

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Every single person man or woman will have time only for him or herself.

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Every person will say enough's enough. See, don't be duped by those who say Don't worry about him I will be there to hold your hand.

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No big deal by those who tell you don't worry about a long talk on the deaf to me everybody can hang on my toe.

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And you know what? We believe that you know what, we put a man in there and that the man is dark a man is so light in it.

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So, the people on the other side of the wall will say sir,

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let me let us inform you as to why you have no light and we have light.

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Because I told them from time to go find your own light.

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They will tell you them, you know, on the dunia up, man, you've your people have a man. The people of Rama will say to the other people on the doctor, you edema, but you lost it.

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You lost your faith.

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When you came here, you bet you know you bankrupt.

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You sold your faith. You gave it away for a penny for a cent for pleasure, for lust, for money.

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And this is what the Mufasa says he says he can understand how people will give away the most precious possession that they have the man and the agenda

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for the simple pleasures of the dunya.

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And this loss of he man, my dear brothers and sisters doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't mean that you know you walk out of the budget and you can take away man you lose it you know you look for it, and you can't find it. Now it's a process.

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We have

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all of us every man, but somehow

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describe the process to us now to describe what this process is. How do we go about losing a

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lot I'm gonna say is

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the other people will say on the other side. Yes, we were together. Yes, we were friends. Yes, we've always been in wife Bella. Force they will acknowledge while I can attend to Manchester.

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But they will say to them, the first thing you did, the first mistake you made

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was that you put yourself into situations and circumstances of fitness. Now you have free time doesn't mean to talk ill about somebody else. Yeah. fitna means tests. You put yourself continuously into circumstances and situations where you add your Eman tested.

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Every time you put yourself in a situation, your faith is tested.

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You know, it's bad for you.

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You keep telling yourself, I know what I got this man, I can handle this. You know, I'm here. But you know, I can handle this.

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So you have bad friends. You do bad things, but you tell yourself. I'm not like them. I'm here to you know, maybe put them right to boot my friends. Right? You know, I'm just here to help them. You know, I'll be the driver.

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And you go, you keep going back to those environments. You keep going back to those gatherings. You keep going back to those situations.

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And what do you say to yourself? Oh, this doesn't affect me, man. And your mother or father says the same about you. They can make a salad a salad.

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Yeah, you told me you found him in Cape Town. He found him in the in the club. Nobody offered a good job. He know what he will do. He just did because he wants to watch his friends.

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And you say to yourself a terrific anybody but not mean, I'm immune to these things. You know, I'm a strong guy.

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So in the beginning,

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the movie known the believers with Eamon, they weren't bad people.

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They just mixed with the wrong crowd and found themselves in the wrong places. And you know, these things happen fast and extremely subtle.

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Things that I want to give you some examples

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of our subtle Shakedown works with us.

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You know, there was a time

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when all the weddings in Cape Town were in the front room of the homes and the tent was on the side of the house.

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And the

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recall is the bridal suite was in the house, it was the back room that they painted the night before. Because the wedding was we will smell the paint in the ear to smell the persisters when you come into the place in year two, yeah, those were the smells. If you got those smells, you know, that's it.

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And then we move to the holes, because now the family becomes big.

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And then we move to the hotels.

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So now there was now now there's now now shaytan comes is, oh, you know, you've got money.

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And this is your only daughter. So you have given the hotel excellent. Knowing that in hotels to things they haven't expressed people drink and the Zener.

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Sorry to be so crass about stuff.

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So becomes a norm for what? So we don't drink we go there. But you know, we don't drink. The reception is here. We don't drink. So what's your problem?

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Now we are on the wind farms.

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where the line is manufactured, we now

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we are setting our children off for the rest of their life on one platform

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from a factor of a wind from the wind farm, you know, oh, must be very rich.

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And shaytani laughs So what do we say to all of

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you know, you understand, we don't drink we just haven't been to, you know, hundreds of alternatives.

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We live in post apartheid South Africa, hundreds of alternatives. Like a man says, you know, okay, I live by reception in the casino

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at grandwest because I don't gamble.

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On average in a brothel then because I'm just having my reception.

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And this becomes the norm. So my brother's daughter got married in a wind farm and reception was there.

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Not just a farm, not all, not a fruit farm. No, it must be on a wind farm.

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And the know is wrong. You know why they know it's not because only invitation it says only the name of the farm. But the wide part is taken out.

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But the name of the places so until wind farm, but when I get your invitation, it's so and so far. So you know it's wrong.

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You know, you couldn't have your middle finger to heaven.

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That's what you do.

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There's my rules, huhtala laws, I make my own rules, because I have my money. And this is what I want to do.

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And when your daughter comes back after three months, you say, thank God.

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He was such a nice guy.

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And I know my daughter, she's such a beautiful girl. Such an ab righteousnesses Muslim. And you forget that you had angered a lot from the beginning.

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So you get mixed up with a bad company and you go where you want to go and you mix for the year to mix.

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It's like you know, when you walk into a house where they make some noises, I don't know why I always make this

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comparison.

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But you're going to ask the people, you can immediately smell it out loud.

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From the front room to the back room right to the back room where people make pies, you can smell the pies. And that is also fine. So out of service. But it will stay there for three four hours you don't run it anymore.

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People who live there they say what do you do much now we don't spend any.

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So similarly, when you put yourself in a bad environment.

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You might feel initially Oh, this is not good. I shouldn't be here you know this is bad. Or I shouldn't be doing this. You know this is bad.

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You feel uncomfortable because doing something which is not the case. But guess what? It doesn't bother you. After a while it doesn't bother you you've gone there so many times you've done it so many times. Now it doesn't bother you anymore.

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So what everybody else is doing.

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This is the world we live in.

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This is the world of the internet. The world of the cell phone.

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Camera sounds really bad.

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today by calling these things satanic,

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because I tell you, I deal with these things. And you know how many holes are broken up because of a cell phone?

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You and me now there are many children out there without fathers because of a cell phone.

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How many people have destroyed their lives because of cops because of the internet?

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The wrong use of the cell phone the wrong use of the Internet.

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How many lives have been destroyed, totally, absolutely destroyed.

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Because we get sucked into this beginning we say, Well, you know, why not? Just another one time, just one more time, then we look at pornography just one more time. Just one more time.

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This is what shaytan tells you. Just one more time.

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This is maybe the last time allows hardnesses.

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So the first problem is fatality monster saqeb you put yourself into that situation. Nobody does it for you. You do it yourself. You lock yourself up in your room and you busy working on your computer supposedly doing work that you're supposed to produce from.

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And then your

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12 year old, the next morning goes through the same computer and you're open to that and he sees Well, this is what my father was busy with last night.

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And you infect your family with a virus.

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It's not a good virus. It's bad, very bad.

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You will not imagine the impact it has on families today as a psychologist and the psychiatrist and the Imams and the chefs that deal with these issues.

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So then Fatah stone, Alexander then uses the next word Allah, Allah says.

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So now you're

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in a bad situation. You realize you're in a bad situation you realize what you're doing is bad. Sometimes very bad.

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And now you want to come out of it.

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And now what happens now

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you realize, but you know, this is where I should change my life. I can't I can't do this anymore.

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I can't justify this. You know, Allah says Look, I've got a conscience.

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But you know what inshallah soon I will change not not, you know, Sunni challah will change.

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Just this semester, let me just get through this semester in Charlotte University. Next semester, I'll have other friends you know, I'm not going to be with the same guy. So I'm not going to do the same noticings as I did this semester. Or maybe I'm just gonna take a large draw on that toll, you know, take that last tablet whatever you people do.

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And then you know, oh, this is one last party No, this is my last party you know nothing after this no more. Oh, you say to yourself

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one more drink you know, I'm not gonna get drunk. So one more thing and this is talking about reality. This is our kids at university as people do this what our kids do

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and

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enemies maybe inshallah when Ramadan is

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coming out July July, the July Ramadan come June. inshallah Ramadan comes in I'm gonna leave all this stuff I'm really changing. I'm waiting for Ramadan to come waiting for Ramadan. You know, and I've also been there for high jumping right? Shall I forget. Once I've been for Hajj

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does his wife is raised on his mother's grave. You know, once you know going for hikes in Sharla all the stuff you know about affairs and stuff, it's all gonna come to an end.

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I have not met a single person whose lives have changed because he went for Hajj including myself.

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It's like saying each other when I get to heaven with all the angels, I'll change them.

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So I'll go to Makkah and Medina in you know,

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in the La La COVID Hata yoga you Ramadan Allah doesn't change your condition. Unless you change your uncondition from within us or not from outside, not from looking at the Kaaba or visiting the grave with me that's not gonna change. And we know that well how do we know that because unless you

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find the hairdresser the taco, you must go with taco from your own. The base baggage we take from you is not the suitcases you carry with you to the airport or the backpack. The base

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that

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that you can take with you is to take taqwa with you from Cape Town and bring it back with bigger cases. That is what is required.

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So you say well, you know, okay when Ramadan comes in sha Allah, the gulbahar Oh, and I get married, you know? Then I don't have to do all this. Now. I'll be married.

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Level wife

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what are our Boston but now right now I don't need to change now no no no no

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I'm not ready for transformation no you know I'm not ready for that yet man I haven't read yet spiritual level yet you know I first have to reach you know I'm sorry I you know make

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and the second thing that you that the second assumption is the second thing you do is that

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you convince yourself that these things that you're doing wrong it doesn't affect you, you still come to joumana Friday

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you still fast in the month of Ramadan

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Your name is still Ali or fica mohammedia and change your name if

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you haven't shaved your beard have also done nothing other things that you know you still look the same. You look at the money I still look the same. I haven't changed

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to convert yourself that doesn't affect me. So what happens now? Now things become normal the things that you're not supposed to become normal, which is to it, enjoy it because you just do it.

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And

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so what you do is you defer you procrastinate. Fatah robusta Allah says, You leave it you procrastinate. You may use this is your email you busy with with your email a lot longer talks about what happens to stages that your mind goes through until you lose it.

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And what do you tell yourself? Um, and I can put the brakes anytime you know, you. You ask a person who is smoking? Yeah, but you know, I can stop anytime.

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10 years later you meet him he's done smoking.

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20 years later, he's still smoking. What happened now man, I'm weak.

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So you think I can you know, you convince yourself Well, I can put this I can I can put my brakes on anytime.

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And you say to yourself, Well, you know I take

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I take a bit of marijuana from time to time, but I'm not addicted to it.

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Maybe once a week, twice a week. I'm not addicted to it. I don't need it. I'm not locked onto it. I can just walk away from it

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Fatah Boston

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The truth is that is not the case. The truth is, you are hooked.

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You need Allah. You need to go to Allah to ask Allah to save you from from that. Because that is a very dangerous phase and stage you now in it, you are not completely immersed. And now what happens now tell us of

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too late. That's too late. For me. I can't I can't go back now it's too late for me. And what happens then the guilt sets in begin to fill out

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after such a good wife and I do all these wrong things. What sir, got such good parents, you know, if they only knew what I was doing, so you plead guilty. Your mother loves your father loves you. Your wife loves your kids love you. And you live with this this facade you have this other life that you have

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you know you go you leave home with a Duke er to go to university, you know, and you pay anything you this beautiful Ayesha goal of Fatima girl, it goes to us nothing can touch my girl. And you come home and you take hold on you. You make your son out. But it's all just, it's all just different.

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And then you realize, you know, you say to yourself nice to like, but then you start feeling guilty.

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And you tell us I mean, I'm pretty messed up or

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I'm really messed up.

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I mean, there's bad environment or these bad friends. I should have made Tovar A long time ago. But now it's too late for me.

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So you feel bad. You feel guilty. I know it is you know, you think you you wash it? You can't even wash it away. You feel so bad because you're conscious now really, you know getting hold of getting hold of you. I'm gonna describe this.

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And then your friend comes along.

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Our very good friend shaytani comes along says

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you feel guilty and usually you shouldn't be feeling guilty. What's his guilt thing about? The only thing that makes you feel guilty is this thing called Islam. That's what makes you feel guilty. Because is this Islam that tells you that is haraam that is haraam This is not crew that isn't a crew was make this salad was to this you know to beat into. This is all of this is all about that Islam thing, man.

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We shouldn't feel guilty about this.

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Islam Satan tells you that is the problem. You got the problem

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because the rest of the world is doing and they don't have a problem with it. And you find that your Islam

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is the crux crux of the matter. And then of course a transistor you can start your unit and get some good guilt feeling so you tell yourself, you know how to eat the slob in any way you know? How to do is this Islamia

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This Islamic prevents me It gives me this guilty conscience tells me not to do these things.

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And the thought comes to you, why am I following this Islam? In any case, why should I follow it

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doesn't make me happy.

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It prevents me from doing all these things makes me feel guilty, talks about going to hell.

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And what is the thing about the Quran in certain countries? What is this thing about Koran? What is this? What is this quote

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that talks about all this, these are these are the really the Word of God. And then 1000 is a really a god. I mean, really, now, you know,

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you're such an intelligent man. Shaytan says, you know, you're a computer engineer, or you got so much money in the bank, or you're a doctor or a lawyer, student, you know, you're finally doing something, you know, you this great guy, you know, you really have to believe in this. And Howdy. Nobody said it's authentic, you know, just, maybe, maybe not, it's neither here nor there.

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And so you start asking questions about Islam.

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And then you see these doubts come along.

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Then shaytaan puts the doubt in your, in your heart in your mind.

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And these doubts, it's got nothing to do with logic. It's got nothing to do with knowledge. Because if you say, okay, so something wrong with the Quran is not the word of God. So somebody comes along and you say, you know, I don't the Quran is the word of God or word of Allah, and the man convinces you.

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So now you convert 92. Now you go to the next doctor, you say, what about how do I go to the next doctor doesn't exist, I go to the next. So what about the doubts that you have? There's no logic in the doubt, it's about you. It's about shaytaan. Then the next stage comes

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worth up to

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the stage I spoke about not the stage of doubt.

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So when you get rid of this guilt feeling you feel like you have let off the hook. So don't max Li Morgan to the budget anymore. I don't do things I usually do now.

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I think Islam is you know, this, this is my problem. This backdrop was always there.

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So actually, because Islam is not actually the truth, I'm not feeling so bad anymore.

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And you continue to justify what you're doing.

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And when you reach this stage, criticise Islam is the problem.

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Then you lose three things.

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You lose the desire for Jelena.

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So I'll make my channel Earth McAteer.

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You lose the desire to please allow subhanho wa Taala.

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And you don't fear hell anymore. Johanna, bring it on.

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And your taco leaves you

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the love and fear of a loss handler goes.

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And they ask you know, who came back to tell us what it was about? So that goes by the wayside.

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So if you take away Heaven and Hell

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What do you put in its place? heedless pleasure?

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pleasure of this world. You say I want everything now. I want to have it now. And allows for how the law says that common m&a

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is the next phase. The next phase is shaytaan. Or you you deceive yourself with false hopes to say, so I can make a general year for me

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to do next, a lot of things you make me happy.

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So we live from celebration to celebration. I must go on this holiday. I must go on that holiday. I must get this kick and do this. I must get that I must go here. I must go there.

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Like for example a little these movies come out. So what is the latest model came at Star Wars? I think there's never been longer queues in America for anything then for Star Wars. It was a why not go and see the first night so they can see it the first night. And then he says, Wow, what an awesome movie. And then God is all sadness. Then what next? Oh, I don't see it again. Maybe I get it again.

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And you wait for the next album to come along. Oh, I've got the Samsung a year. The next one is coming up. People sleep in the queues at Newlands for tickets, isn't it?

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They sleep in the queues to get to that next Samsung phone because that is now the tuner.

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For them life has no purpose anymore except to be that opening night and to go for the next

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And they think that will fulfill their life's hat.

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Then Allah, Allah says, until the command of Allah comes until Allah decides

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to now they've lost the EMA. They may still have the champions look, you know, like, I know many people in the past, who was

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really I mean, I can't judge but the only thing they had left was to say,

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I want to be buried as a Muslim.

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retold lately.

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They've lost their faith.

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The charges by being in the wrong place at the wrong company in the wrong place, justifying what they were doing that questionable surroundings questionable friends. And from there it was just down needle all the way. you procrastinate. Yes, I must make Toba. But you know, not today, not tomorrow, you justify what you're doing? You know, maybe not so bad. after all. You develop doubts about Allah about Islam. You have false hopes that you can gain your pleasure when your goodness in this world. And your whole world becomes a world of lustful pleasure and material gain will

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be law

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and allows harm This is the last part of this long ayah and finally, the big deceiver would have deceived you.

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But remember, this big deceiver was deceived you call shaytaan. He will say on the day of karma, What will he say to our laws or the little say Allah? I couldn't do it.

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He did it. I only showed him where to go to have it done. That's all it so Vallarta Romani, Waterloo and Prosecco. Follow him on full circle. So don't blame Nisha tamasese. blame yourself.

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And the believers will say on the other side of the wall,

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that we have now received the gift from Allah, tada, the gift of looking after our faith.

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And the gift that the fact that we have to fake left.

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And we need to identify all of us, we're all human beings, we all in this world together, we all go through these things together. We all think we have tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and maybe next year, left to do what we need to do.

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So we need to decide where am I in this in this chain of events? Am I in this trying stage where I'm in situations where I'm not supposed to be married that stage, then I can still withdraw from that? Am I in the stage where I'm saying, Well wait for Ramadan, I'll wait for hideaway to get married. I'll wait on my

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This happens when that happens.

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Then you come to the stage of doubt. They say Well, I've been doing this so long. Then you come come to the stage of Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, running. Mm

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hmm. When you say to yourself,

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I could find my gender here on Earth. So and Allah says in a very famous verse of the Quran talking about light.

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So this imagine that you have that we have Alzheimer's given to us, your malaria and feral man in Walla Walla until it laminata luchador convincingly

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that

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the day will come when

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this what we have, will be meaningless.

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illman as a logical

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exit you comes to Allah with a heart full of light,

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and the art, the light of that heart

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is nurtured in two ways. One is to heed the call of a Lost Planet Allah

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and to lead

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the call of the messengers of Allah.

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And Allah on the ends of

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these verses, starting from verse 11, of SoTL, Hadid Fado mala you have domain configured while I'm in Atlanta cafaro my work will not allow Sargon says and today I will take no ransom you. You won't be able to buy a way through that door to the other side.

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And nor will I take it from those who disbelieve today your place will be played off enough. But also that gives us hope

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and tells us how we can make our

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That light stronger. Allah says, In the final verse of these from I think it's from verse 11, to verse 14, Allah Mia Neely leadin

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and Tasha kulu the decree law

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allows harder says,

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as not at the time arrived unless talking to me I was talking to you or listen to us Alice's as to the time arrived

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Oh my creation

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that you should engage in my remembrance

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and you shouldn't engage yourself with the truth that I have sent down to you which is what?

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Which is

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and you know,

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again, you may sit here and think Whoa, I've got a lot of ground to cover.

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Just make your Salah if you don't

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change your direction in life.

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Talk to yourself.

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Be firm and be strong and read the Quran from time to time. If I refer you to a verse at least do that. At least you'll have a place to go to in the Quran, which was eye opening to say well, this looks rather Hadid lets me read from verse 11. Let's see what the chef has said does it concur with what I read here in the Quran? Let me read an English translation. Let me look at some English stuff see that we get deep into this a lot. Chantal explains this

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way am I am I thought of this

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downward, downhill saddle them onto Why am I not?

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Because it is the Quran that softens the heart.

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It is the Quran that brings us back to almost

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anybody if we as Muslims don't believe that they say after well then whatever I've said, is meaningless.

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We need to know and understand, that allows how Allah created this very complicated being only the complicated, each one of us is so unique.

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We belong to universal brotherhood of humanity. But we are so unique at that uniqueness target that we've been created by a higher being.

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And all the truth in the Quran confirms that. And all there had is the projections and predictions that Mohammed Salam has given to us tells us that he is the true prophet from a lost Hunter, who would have known for 1400 years ago that people make tunnels through the mountains in Mecca, would have known 1400 years ago that the buildings in Mecca tall in the mountains of Mecca would have known that except allows for 100 Allah Who told his prophet to tell us

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so that at least should convince us that the time is now we have to change our life. me I have to change we have to change. We can't carry on like this as a community.

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We really going down we have all the trappings of trappings of Islam, we look like Muslims

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who say to each other Assalamualaikum we say walaikum salam, we want to be Muslim. All we need to do is we need to go back to the Quran and Sunnah and find the answers to our lives in those two books. We ask our last hunter to make us of those will be on the side of the wall of Rama inshallah, may Allah Allah give that we protect this faith. We are lost wandering spires may assist us and help us if we have the power to get back onto the path. Not for the sake of my son or my child or my brother, for my own sake, for my own sanity, for my own gender for my own will not