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Rila hamdulillah in Africa who want to stay you know, all of you who want to be here want to talk Hello, Ollie.

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Now to be learning in Cerulean fusina I mean sejahtera Molina, Maja de la philomel the learner who will know you do further howdy Allah, wanna shadow Allah, Allah, Allah Allah who I know would actually color wanna shadow under Mohammed Abu who are asuna Salawat Rabi wa sallahu alayhi wa early he was happy woman Gabi that what he lived with the AMA,

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beloved brothers and sisters in the sama salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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It's been a while since we met.

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Maybe I should just

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tell you what the motivation was, in choosing this particular topic, the last three days of Ramadan, have added some more to the to the to the caption, which you can read about humility, and pride.

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But the question I've been asking with all of Muharram is

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we have so many priorities in life nowadays, we have the COVID as a priority, we have the cold as another priority. We have the rain, we have we have all these priorities, you know, people are not well, people are not working, etc, etc. How do I motivate myself?

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First of all, and how then can I motivate you to make the best of the last three days of Mahara?

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Today, Sunday, we're all relaxing.

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We're thinking maybe of the last three days of Muharram it'll be tomorrow, and Tuesday and Wednesday. And what is the Navy's also on say about the month of Muharram? When evisa Sallam said the best of fasting after the month of Ramadan, the best of us.

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Now we know the month of Ramadan fasting in the month of Ramadan Subhan Allah, the rewards are totally, absolutely endless.

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Allah says of fear maleeha

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Allah describes the fasting of Ramadan and Allah says

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fasting is for me, and I reward the person who fasts.

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In other words, it's a secret. Allah keeps it a total secret. You'll only know what you've earned by fasting in the month of Ramadan. When I see you,

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like we say to each other. No, I'll tell you when I see when you know, it's you I have to tell you this. When I see you I can't speak to you on the phone. I can't tell you on the phone, continuous email, continuing SMS. No, I have to speak to you in person. So hon Allah that is somewhat of an honor. Somebody says you have to see you speak to in person.

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Or to message beautiful message I have for you but I have to see I've got a present for you. We're going to post it. Now I'm going to come to you and give it to you in your hand wash Allah. So Allah saying the same about fasting in the month of Ramadan, Allah says, When you come to me, when I meet you, I will

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look at you and I will

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bestow upon you a gift. So heinonline we know Allah gifts. Allah, the creator of the universe, you know, these gifts of

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mine have been mind boggling. We don't know what it will be. Well, we want the Allah ecrl used to give us the agenda.

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So

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then evisa salam says the best of fasting after the month of Ramadan is too fast in the month of Allah,

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Muhammad called

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shahidullah The month of allows kernel time.

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So we have

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after Ramadan, this is the basement to fasting or hamdulillah all of us who could fast facet on the 10th of Muharram Allah subhanaw taala give us give you the reward May Allah give me the reward give all of the Muslim in the special rewards for fasting the 10th of Ramadan

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while the 10th of Ramadan

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and I want you to remember that this fasting is the only thing required on the 10th of Muharram and on any other day

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on any other day that we fall outside the month of Ramadan.

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There are no other strings attached to it. We will say well if you look after your family or give them gifts on that day, then you know the whole for the whole year, etc, etc etc. These are all additions that came after the harben after the process Hello, Ollie salatu salam, all the prophets it was you faster in the state for too

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fast. And when the Prophet faster than the Monday they asked him why

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If I was to go on a Monday, and he said because I was born on a Monday

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if there was such a thing as a celebration, he would have celebrated but fasting is not a celebration fasting is in a bad

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so there's another reason that the Prophet Sal unposted on Reddit. And so similarly for us when we fast for example, if the results aren't as fast in multiple hobnob

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Why do we fast?

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It's important question.

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The important question is, what should motivate I know too fast? I thought the whole month of Ramadan, we all thought the whole month of Ramadan.

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But why fast? Why fast in the first place?

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What he what is fasting do for us this far, I think I have this special

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role in our lives.

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Let's look at the five pillars of Islam.

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The five pillars of Islam gives one message

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because I was sitting and thinking and contemplating and thinking for quite a few days as to what I'm going to say.

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The five pillars of Islam actually is only one

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direction

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and one theme and one objective.

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Let's see what it is.

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First, is the kalama

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La ilaha

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illAllah. What is the word we started with? We start with the word of negation in any language.

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There is no nobody starts with the word law means no

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law means no law negates everything, the term of negation La ilaha illa Allah and then we have the term of affirmation Illa Allah accept Allah, there is no ILA except Allah.

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What am I expressing? What am I? What am I actually? What is my objective for saying that what is my reason for? Why does Allah say Am I say that, in order for me to show my humanity to allow us to have alone

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my humble that's my humility. It must penetrate my heart to make me a humble

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in front of Allah subhanaw taala for the sake of Allah,

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it must inspire humanity Subhan Allah

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I file for mohammadu ever had the joy of alchemy?

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For me, there is nothing in Lola there is no Illa Illa Allah I worship none except Allah.

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Second Salah

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What do we do in mix Allah

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we hit Ground Zero, Ground Zero you can't go further down than that. That is the lowest point

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that a man can go down to

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to pay for it on the ground.

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If your authority is on the ground is only one way you can go

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up

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again down only one way you can only go up can go further down.

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And up here means many things. He's going to Jana means Allah exalts you when you exalt allows founder we initially you married to allow Sanatana what is Allah to Allah exalts you Allah.

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They tend to verses in the Quran he talks about how Allah exalts the one who humbles himself in front of a mouse.

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And by the way, there is no too odd to say Allah make me humble.

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Because no such a dog. Why not? will ask for everything for taqwa for Jana, for ask Allah for everything make do ask Allah. But there's no dog that I've come across from my direction. To say, Allah make me humble.

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Why not? Because that is something which you must do.

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You must develop your own humility, because humility is something in here

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in your heart, which you must cultivate yourself.

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Number three, we fast.

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Fast, and today we'll be talking particularly about fasting

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when you connected with Asana, and finally we go for Hajj.

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So it is quite obvious that

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of fasting

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Sorry mark and Sokka and in height, we look at, if we look at Salah, we say Ground Zero, that's that's, that's being totally humble in front of allows for handover time fasting

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we'll get to the explanation of that, but it's also a expression of your ability to unlock

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the Zakah again the rich man has to take his account to the poor man,

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it humbles the richest

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people in the world they have to take it to wealth organization, or they have to send it or they have to personally in the visa type, you have to take it yourself personal.

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Stop the venue seat, give it a copy in the budget and give it to you.

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And finally, hedge hedge is the equalizer.

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Humanity equalizer

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because they no matter who you are, what you are, you can be the King

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of Saudi Arabia or the king of whatever country or prime minister or president you will come in exactly the same clothing as the person who sweeps the street, in front of your house, in your country.

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Completely on equalizer, complete your ability.

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In front in the in the Presence of Allah spandana we know Allah comes down on the day it looks down on our sofa looks down at the world, particularly the people of r1 say, oh my angels look at my look, Lulu, look at migration look at it.

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Look at them standing here in the two pieces of cloth.

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I have forgiven them. All the sins big and small. Well, last one, I'll give out since didn't small, we humble ourselves.

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So

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what is the purpose of fasting?

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If we want to become motivated, we've seen now that the the the motivation and the purpose of the for other kind of Islam is to develop humanity.

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And I'm saying this you You must now think about humans, after the lecture tonight when you learn but think about the five person think about does it inspire only humanity remember other things that you can think about? For me, now in this talk, it inspires humanity. Fasting is one of Allah's appointed ways

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in which we can humble ourselves

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Allah is appointed this way.

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This is not from

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going to a

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yoga class or going to humanity classes. So no, no no no no. This is a direct

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message or direct instruction from allows for hautala as how to humble us ourselves in front of Allah subhanahu wa.

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Now, what is the barrier between us and Allah?

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Why is it that we pray sometimes you know, we make to our partner above you know, some somehow you know, we feel that outdoors and not being accepted.

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And some people ask things which they never think they will ever get, or Allah will never answer Allah answers this they pray

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and they some people experience all the praise Allah answers.

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So, what is the key

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to a response from allows for how to Allah when you when you make Salah

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IE Salah all that is required for your dogs to be accepted?

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If it was only two Why would you have to fast? Why would you have to give the car because it just makes a lot all up all your your dreams will come true new Islamic holistic five.

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Everyone is the essence of it is humanity. So

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what is the barrier between us and Allah?

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And why does Allah not

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except our eyes or some of our doors?

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What is Allah?

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Sometimes we feel that you know, we have it so bad that we asked waste a lot. Why is Allah doing this? Why is Allah doing that?

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We get to that point.

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People are so depressing in this time of COVID. And they will they blame it on Allah, you know, maybe not Muslims, but non Muslims.

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They say opening Why did God create this virus? We says He loves us Why did he create this virus because we do not understand

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that we will understand if we get closer to a loss

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Hello,

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and all structure and intention of people today, whether they Christian to Jews or Muslims. They all try and create vehicles for them to get closer to God.

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new vehicles, they can discover things. And if you ask him, why are you doing this so well? Well, we want to get close to Allah, we want to learn to love us, we want to get closer to our laws.

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Not realizing

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that the more things they create, which Allah did not create for them, the further they will move away from our lowest partner.

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Like a child,

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or your employee, if you tell him to do something this way, and he continuously invent new thing, new ways to do that thing would you tell him to do? Eventually you'll find

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and if you tell your child to do a thing like this,

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every single day, tell him hammer dude like this dude like this, my child, I say, dude, and he never wants to do it the way he wants to do it the way he wants to do it. Eventually you get angry as a father, you give him a hiding.

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say, well, the last one. Allah says obviously me, I will

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go on for

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many, many instructions.

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But we come along, and we say and we say by doing that, by inventing our own way to allows $1 we will be close to a loss. No.

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Why not? Because if you want to replace something which Ally's commanded you? Or is Providence commanded you open or not commanded you? What are you doing? You're showing Cuba, the opposite of humanity.

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Pride

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and what do they say pride comes before the fall

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pride and what is one of the main functions of the five pillars it is to remove pride from the hearts of the Muslims

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to remove pride from the heart of every single Muslim

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because it is pride that deprives us of the closest to allows parents

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from doing this Why can't I do it this way first Atkinson I'm doing good to be a good thing.

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Really, you invented this good thing

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of 224,000 prophets Allah sent

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and so many books you come along in 21st century and you say Allah you know, I feel I want to do it this way you know, I want to switch the light off obviously to light on I want to lie down I want to weigh this I want to be there

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isn't it

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that's what we do.

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And I always say to people you know profits or so on didn't come

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to bring us a new fashionable so

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very much way every day the whole day.

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No

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closer the Prophet where everybody walked in his time, if the Prophet had to go to the market in Medina in his time, and you didn't know him You think he's a to somebody?

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Somebody in the marketplace

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because they're all dressed exactly the same.

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Some people see me For example, I I never were still going to the supermarket again. I only wait when I feel I should wear it. And many people have asked me about this. So check to see you You know, Mashallah your suit on you know,

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I said because, you know,

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if I wear soap

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and I wear a turban in public, then I

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will become proud of myself. With a masala it's a great check. Universities got a scar around his neck he's got.

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So the purpose of Islam is to cultivate humility. So we should do everything that will cultivate that humility.

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And if you cultivate that humility alone,

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he will exalt you. If you become your humble in front of our last one, and humbly in front of mankind, Allah will raise you and exalt you.

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And we know that the first demonstration of

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pride

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cracking away first demonstration from Apple way.

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It happened in heaven in general

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in the history of the universe, the first

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Place a summary displayed pride prior to pride was injured and he was using Angel.

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He was an angel.

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And what happened to him by displaying that pride? He became the worst Allah Allah took him out of that station out to get status away from him. Just because he said and as a roommate I am better than Adam.

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luck with me now Chanukah tormenting, you created him from playing You created me from unbeaten in

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one sentence, test Allah cast an angel. What about us?

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On the dunya

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if we should say that, Oh, I'm better than him. I'm smarter than him. I know more than him. His pride, Oh, I got more money than him are going to bake a condom

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or look better than him.

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Because watch ourselves

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was that is the example that we should not that is example. That is the first example of son to be proud.

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Well, those are protected in Sharma from displaying any signs of pride in our behavior.

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So

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Allah Hello, it's Mohammed Allah tells us

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that we need to cultivate

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humility in ourselves.

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Also want to give it to us?

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How do we know how to cultivate that humanity? We know it.

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By the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Maybe a Saudi slump is reported

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to have said to his disciples,

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when you go to a banquet level, Raisa, said Ali salatu salam

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don't select the aid of the table to consider it. Go to a function you know, there are lots of functions but not nowadays anymore. But in normal times to go to weddings we go there well, they I say to his disciples, don't take the edge of the table.

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Go to the furthest place

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to sit when you go to a banquet.

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Why? He says because

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if you sit at the end of the table you're going to humiliate yourself with somebody will come to you and say sir, sorry, you can't sit here this is for the speaker. This is for the bridegroom or this is for the father of the bride, whoever it may be and you feel bad.

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So

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if you sit there, the bottom

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the only way you can go is to go up.

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If you're right at the bottom, you can only go up but if you're at the top or in the middle, you can fold up there is a polo small short version on the rear II that is down need no fall either he's down

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he can fall down. E that is low. Already. There's no pride e that is humble as Allah to B's guide

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Hello guys those one. So one of the prime

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character traits of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was his humanity. Absolute humility.

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So when you on the floor you you Okay, you safe.

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There's no lower you can't go any lower. Like in Salah. When you eat down on you and you are absolutely in safe hands. Now you're in contact with your Creator. That's it.

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in contact with you created the heavens and

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so your morality then is any sensual requirement in ingredient of effective praise. If you want your dollars to be answered. Become a humble person.

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Many people pray but they're not humble

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and develop it.

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in you.

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This is a report in Allah Allah, Allah sawari como la isla at San Joaquin young guru, ella pulumi Kumar Monica. Let me say something Allah does not look at what you look like.

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Allah does don't look at your height,

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your weight, your color,

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your dress, you know what a young

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American looks at you

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Hot, no looks at your deeds.

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So

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if you have any pride mankind if you call B

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Professor Sam said he was an atom of pride with falassarna demon Gabriel Appleby like

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to have an atom of pride in your heart, you will not interjet

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not any loss rather protect us from

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and as I said, if you are humble on this dunya in the afternoon embarrassing will be

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at your service. Your military will allow the decision sooner to dad. What dad Yeah, what Danya tenali Him Alleluia well do Lila

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Lila so the data Hello spondylus says

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the bank when you engender the bunches of this is a physical example of how things in the afternoon I will be humbled to you because of your humility you had in the dunya gun laws on the ground that inshallah that we be we cultivate this humility allows one of us is the bundles of fruit that is hanging on the trees in the agenda

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were legs will hang low

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in humbleness to you

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almost have to think about the shade, the shade will be over you protect me shade over you, and the fruit of the trees will come down like that and come to your hand so that you can pick it don't have to stay at your alma

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mater anything fruit will be able to. So if you want to be close to our last color, remove the pride in your heart with pride there is no access

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no access to a loved one. Those are all clues.

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And what is the greatest humility to allow hanadama is to follow

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the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu are they he wasn't.

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So when we fast, it is one of the God given Allah's ways of

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testing our humanity.

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By fasting,

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we

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humble

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our souls

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life laziness, the rule, so Allah is giving us when we fast we humble ourselves because fasting is internal only.

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And the soul is inside your body follow you can see somebody like everything else is outside. But fasting is

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it touches the core

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of you as a person which is your,

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your rule.

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And the rule has three main functions, the rule, the three main functions, one,

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the world,

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the intellect,

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and the emotion

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consists of three things well, intellect and emotion.

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And these things can be expressed in three phrases. One,

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how you express your will,

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by the word I want.

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Children

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How do they express their will? I was that no, no doing that one? No, I want that one. And make it bigger. No, I don't want that go on that car.

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I want this and I want that.

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And intellect, either

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pram calm component of the soul. How's that experience to us? We tell people I can think for myself, I think

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good intellect I think

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and today that is not ever talk to young people that what they tell you

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were right to think I have a right to disagree with you. And I have a right to think and I have a right to think what I want to think and to follow whatever I wish I want to follow.

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And thirdly

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the content or content of emotion that is part of you. So how do you express it by saying I can feel

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some of the artists Yeah, I love that word.

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Like that, that express yourself,

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your will last forever. So you say I want

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your intellect, I think

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grammar and you feel that is that is enough. You have a right to think what you want to think and say do you have a right to feel what you want to feel

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by Allah but what is what is by Allah?

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What is allows behind that are considered to be important.

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What you want is not important to our last panel, because I'm looking give you the universe. What do you want is not important for our last parameter.

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What do you think is also not important for last final term?

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How you feel it's not important to our last parameter.

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What is important to our last palitana allows hydrolases

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My world is the most important thing to you.

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So

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how is Islam defined? How is a Muslim defined? How would you define a Muslim? He or she who submits themselves to the world of allows

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your emotions if you subject your emotions to the will of Allah, your thoughts, the will of Allah? What do you want to the will of Allah Spanos Allah that is Islam

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that's what the mean that's what the word Islam means to submit submission to the world of Allah subhanho wa Taala so when you fast

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just inside

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you are most sincere at your most sincere in humbling yourself to Allah was Panama

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there was a man who heard this talk

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about fasting

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now we know there's fasting that's falling as long as fasting is not falling slow. So yeah, the lecture about somebody like me speaking about fasting, the last three days of a one day or two days of the month of Muharram to gain this great blessing from allows Karnataka specially people of my age when we don't think like a we think, am I going to be still alive next year. That is outrageous we have to be, which is not really a choice to make. So if you're healthy enough to eat fast, so there was this Ben listen to the lecture. He was a lawyer. And

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he said to himself, I'm going to fast tomorrow

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say fast, and he had the most miserable day of his life. He he every time you walk past the restaurant on his way to the courtroom or whatever and he smells the food and then he feels

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feel good. Or you walk walks past a cake shop and you look in the window and look at the cases

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you need to wake of course to book a time. So book a time came.

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He spoke to his stomach.

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The first time he made Sundar fast

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he spoke to some sad stomach now stomach, you've made a lot of trouble for me today.

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you deprive me of food deprived me of drink. You have cumulative total unnecessary discomfort, I was very uncomfortable today.

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And he spoke to his stomach say to stomach for that I'm gonna punish you.

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Don't punish me for that. you punish me the older I'm going to punish. I'm going to punish you by fasting tomorrow as well.

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I'm going to deprive you tomorrow also of food.

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And that is how we humble out.

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So sold to our last panel data we unveil also by fostering we humble also to our lowest

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the stomach

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is a very good servant. Isn't it? Very good service.

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Whatever you want to put in there, the stomach doesn't say no. It serves you well. All your tastes and what you want to eat and don't want to eat. Stomach except.

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But a terrible master.

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Your stomach is in charge. Ask people who can only eat certain foods. stomach is in charge. Doctor said no I can't eat the doctor said no I can't eat that. I can't drink that can't do this. So in the Masonic his master, he's a terrible monster.

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I asked you

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who is your master? I asked myself who is my master? Am I my master? Is my soul on this dunya my master that directs my body

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And my intellect or is my stomach, my boss?

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If there is nothing wrong with me, I've got no comorbidities

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and I can fast the next few days

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and we should all fast these three days.

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Why? Because we are showing the humanity of our soul to our laws.

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We are not showing that we we govern by our stomach. It's a very bad way of showing anything to allow us. So fasting is a special way of showing humility. Because only you can show it

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and allows honkala What is your reward? When you show humanity, Allah exalts you, your reward is exaltation. So we are lost fondling spice. inshallah, for those of us who

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I think in by the last three days, may allow sponder giving Sharla that those of us who can fast or three days let us fast all three days, for those who have us organ fast only tomorrow, which is a good day Monday, Mashallah, faster Monday, those of us who can fast two days and think about the lecture about this is a special kind of humanity, we show into our law, so it's your virtue of the soul. It is where we submit our world to the world of our lungs, Cardinal tarla.

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I just want to say again, and I did last time that I was very busy and I published in Sharla hamdulillah. My book,

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which is

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the name of the book is

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when Judas differ.

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Judas Allah, when they differ.

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What is the advice to the man in the street?

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What is the Sharia? How does the Sharia advise an ordinary person? How should they treat all the differences of opinion Shafi Hanafi Malik on all the other differences? How does he reconcile it in himself for himself? Because Remote Desktop where you can't see your phone anymore? Shafi? No, no, no, no, no. Allah said I didn't send him shaeffer to you. I sent the prophet to Mohammed tawassul, Shafi was a scholar of the scholars,

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whatever he told you, you should have made sure that that was the correct view, because he tells you that he is a hottie which is better than my mother, throw the head against the wall

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might throw my head even if it's weak, throw it against the wall and go and follow the, the strong Hadith.

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So the book is ready, if you wish to.

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What I'm going to do is I'm going to send out WhatsApp to all the people that that listen to the lectures and my students in Sharla. Give them a synopsis of the of the book. It is the only

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translation of a manuscript from Arabic to English, written by an indigenous Arabic scholar.

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In other words,

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East Africa, West African Central Africa, those are all indigenous Muslims.

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We used to call him black Muslim. This is the first manuscript has been translated from a person

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a Mauritanian scholar, who wrote in Arabic first, and they about

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70,000 manuscripts and tourists. This is the first one translated into English,

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both in East Africa and West Africa, this island that wrote this manuscript is a Mauritanian scholar. So this is not only a book, it's also an historic book,

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being the first translation from Arabic into English of an African scholars, right.

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And because we all live in Africa, so it's a it's a it's more of a reference because but it deals with the finer points of what is a mother? You

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can can an ordinary person say what Omar did so I'm gonna find out Omar Omar did that. Becca did that. What can I do and what can't I do as an ordinary Muslim? So my last final guidance inshallah we also want to give that tomorrow comes Tuesday was about to give us the strength to carry through them Allah give us also the insight and inspiration to think about what I've said about humility and pride. Well Lord Allah Allah wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa