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Ramadan – A Treasure Readily Available

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Farhan Abdul Azeez

Channel: Farhan Abdul Azeez

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So long

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to send them yeah you under the

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party with

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the moon yeah you Hannah's

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lepsy wahida well Ha ha ha. Marija to manisa What's up La Villa de casa Luna he would have had in the lava cannot equal fever. Yeah, you under the dominance of la foto Golden sadita useless

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Olympiad in Boulder, Colorado has been now

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the robber supply seller. He once ascended the member.

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And as he took each step, he stopped.

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He pause. And then he said, I mean,

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and this happened three times. So he stopped. He said, mean, he took another step, he stopped, he said, Abby, and the third time he stopped and he said, me.

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So the Sahaba afterwards, they want me they told him in Mecca sites, and remember that you climb the member, you separate the number of you said, I mean, mean, mean? So they were asking, why did you do that?

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And so the company said in response, he said in the Gemini era, he said, I'm a child of God. He said, Instagram came to me.

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And he made these three.

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After which each one I said, I'll be

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the first to add that Jimmy Donnie said on he made is very fascinating,

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and scary.

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But it's interesting when we know who the process of love was.

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The mercy he was to his own man to the world, for him to say, I mean to this day, in which

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he says, Man,

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whoever reaches the month of Ramadan,

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further, you fall in love,

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and doesn't have his sins forgiven. He says fidenza known for love but I mean for me.

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He says, Whoever reaches it have a bond and does not have his sins forgiven.

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Then maybe enter Hellfire, and he will be distanced from the mercy from from a law meaning from the mercy of Allah kinda was our

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old profitable law Civ and the positive he said.

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He said, I mean, that's calling for people from his opener

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to be thrown into hellfire.

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How did how do we understand that? Well, we know who he was. And we know he would stand that night, praying and praying and praying to his feet one swell.

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And you would say Almighty Almighty?

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How do we understand that when one of us revealed the first one,

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we will soon give you something that you will be very pleased with.

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And he said,

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I can never be pleased or satisfied, if even one for my own luck isn't the hellfire.

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So how do we understand that?

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You see, brothers and sisters is such a unique opportunity

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of having your sins forgiven.

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And it's so readily available. It's so easy to accomplish, that the one who doesn't avail from this opportunity, the one who was not to this opportunity passing by and pass her by in the month goes by and they don't grow closer to Allah, and they don't have their sins forgiven is deserving of this drama.

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It's like if I told you that, you know what, after the hookah,

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down the street, there's a car dealership, they're giving away a free car to everyone who simply as you leave the mission, tell the brother write down your name.

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That's all you had to do and you get the free car. Now everybody's gonna take advantage and get the free car except for one person decides not to

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Right where your mom tells her 15 year old son, hey, the Breanna is on the stove I need to take it out in 30 minutes. We haven't thought it tonight and thought party 30 minutes. The alarm is already set your alarm on your phone. The kid is playing video games the alarm goes off, he doesn't care he lets the food for something so simple. literally takes us five seconds of your time and you take care of the opportunity and you get the reward.

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You get the car you get that amazing meal that night whatever it is. Right the positive he says when

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Silva

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stands

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with faith in Allah and hoping his reward all of his previous sins will be forgiven and then he said well man solid on the lawn and even know what the Saba

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the month of Ramadan

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out of faith in Allah hoping his reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven. So this is the month of forgiveness. This is the month in which people are free from how far this is the month in which the mercy of Allah descends like no other month and that's why you know when we tell each other Ramadan Movado, and we congratulate each other in the startup world on it's based on this heavy precedent, he told us to have a job from shadow Ramadan

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that the month of Ramadan has come to you it's a blessing month and you want to see that a was prescribed to you too fast. It's days and they say is to several v fi above and gentlemen, that the gates of Paradise are all open in this month of Ramadan.

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And he says

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to him and all the details of how bar closed what you're

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thinking and all the sale pinata?

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Let me say is Feeny ready to play a woman alpha in his innocence that's better than 1000 months. And he says,

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can lay them

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he says whoever is deprived of the goodness of that nice, it's as if he's been defined the goodness altogether. Right. So this is the month of forgiveness, this is the month in which people enter Paradise and are freed from how far right so we have to make sure we take advantage of this opportunity. Now for fasting itself. We typically focus on a lot of the other things that Ramadan, the fasting itself, as tremendous reward is sown. The Arabic word for fasting actually means to abstain from something right. And so what we do is we abstain from food from water from our desires, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala from dawn till sunset,

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right and this this act in and of itself, has rewards we cannot even fathom. Right there was a Sahabi

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his name was he wants to sell them and he told him before one of the battles He wants me he said

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he asked him a messenger of Allah, Allah, honey, Misha

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make dry powder without the dying Shaheed in this battle. Now why is he asking for that job? Because he wants

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he wants to.

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And so he sees and responses along with

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a lot of protection and a lot of granting from the

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board.

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He's a special man. So I was, I did not know I was preserving this vellum I took from the moody board. And this happened three times the next draft of the same thing

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makes the same request President makes the same drought until he goes to the Messenger of Allah and he sees yada so the law.

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I came to you three times before this. And I asked you to make draw out for me to die. And you made rather you may draw for me to to be safe and to take from the Buddha war. So he says, so he gets to the point. He's like, Look, I want gentlemen.

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That's my goal, right? My goal is paradise. So he's he's the motor, maybe I'll get an elephant.

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So tell me something I can do. By virtue of that Dean, I will go into agenda and sort of

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stick to fasting because there's nothing like it. And so the narration says that it was never seen in other momentum as house smoke rising from it during the day, meaning the stove or the fire being used to cook food during the day, except when he had to guess and so the others they knew that whenever they saw smoke from his house, they knew that he had a guest at his house for the rest of his life. So he spent fasting for the sake of

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All

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right, we know the famous had etha Rossum, he's seen a lot of cameras out assays. A phony one I've seen. The first thing is a dean that specifically uniquely done for me and I will take care of the reward of that. We were told about the reward for doing certain things and doing other things and giving our region for and we get tentative. We know we know all of those, we're fasting.

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A lot kept it hidden. Especially reward for those on the day of detriment when they come to me unless no one's out. Now, why do we fast?

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Why do we fast? almost kind of without a season the verse that we've all heard, yeah, you have a novena gudivada, a

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Gucci bandana vena cava De

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La Laguna de PUE. poo. Oh, you will believe fasting has been prescribed to you as it has to those before you.

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So that you may feel the poor the hungry field so that you may lose weight so that you may get healthy so that you may sympathize. So that you may gain tequila.

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And that's what we have to gauge our our approach for this month. By the end of this month after 30 days has our taqwa of Allah increased or not. Because if we haven't then we haven't gotten the goal of this month

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was clearly said wire the wire on the lawn is here why and fasting is here

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to develop the awareness and

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to honor because God isn't training, you know, when we make will do now, we're extra conscious that when we wash our mouth, we spit out every last drop of water. So we don't swallow anything while we're fasting. there who's seen you Who would know that you drink some water, no one knows.

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But we do it anyways. Even though the throat may feel thirsty, even though the stomach may feel hungry,

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right, we leave it off for the sake of love. And if we're able to leave off for the sake of Allah, what normally is done,

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then it's more so that we will be able to leave off that which is

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right.

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So what I'm gonna be whoever does not leave off, you know, evil speech and acting on an evil way.

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Allah has no need for him to leave off a spoon in his drink. Meaning if you're leaving off food and drink, but you're still backbiting or you're still cursing, or you're still being disrespectful to your visitors, or disrespectful to your your spouse, or you're engaging in, in for limited actions or businesses in the light, then Allah has no need for you to leave off food and drink. That is normally

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right. So leaving off that which is forbidden is even more so. But it's a training for the heart. It's a training for the heart. And so our hearts and field is that as we as we get grown through Ramadan, our hearts are becoming more aware of Allah. Now how do you understand taqwa? How do we define tough love? You know, I just landed in Newark Airport a few hours ago, I flew in from Dallas to be with you today. And driving from Newark to here, you know, there was in the in the median between the two directions of the highway, there was a cop. There are two cops one facing this way when facing the other way.

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And so as I'm driving,

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and I saw the car,

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you know, I get that sinking feeling in my stomach. Right and I hit the brakes right away. And I put on my blinker and I made sure to get over to the slower lane I get out of the fast lane.

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without feeling

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that is tough law, except not for a lump. But that is tableau, the awareness that you're being watched, that you're being observed.

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And that awareness leads you to change your actions to change your behavior to fall in line.

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He was asked, What is the one that he told them? He sees? Have you ever walked through a thorny path before he said yes. So how do you walk he says, Well, I made sure to look very carefully every step where I'm walking.

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I'm not gonna step on something that will end up

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in the hospital the journey

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is to have a fear of a loss, no one's out.

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But then he also sees what happened with Tenzin. And that fear should need you to have your actions fall in line with what Allah has revealed.

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Right, just like when I'm driving, maybe I'm going 73 in the speed limit 70 or 65.

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And so the awareness that leads you to change your action, you see the cop and you slow down, right? You're aware of the laws watching you, your deeds automatically fall in line with Tenzin.

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And then he sees what was funny, and you're satisfied with a little with whatever you have. There's not this desire to seek more and more and more, all the time you're, you're satisfied. And that's why you find out when to, you know, visit India. And we went to the village where my parents were raised, my father was raised. And we came across people living in small homes, like a hut, like a one room hot family of seven, eight. And somehow the kids are so happy there's so contents, they're running around playing with the sheep, and they're playing outside in the dirt, but they're so happy.

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You see themselves so little.

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Yet there's so content.

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And then we, I work in the hospital, and I see people come in with

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all sorts of riches from this world. But they're suicidal.

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And they want to kill themselves.

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Why is that? What are you loving it to be satisfied with whatever you have. It's a part of this, the goal of this Ramadan?

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You know, when we shall die that we all anticipate our father tonight? And what's going to be waiting for us for dinner? Well, there's people across the world, including here in our own cities,

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who don't have that anticipation.

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Their anticipation is an anticipation of anxiety. Will we have a meal today or not? Well, we have something to feed our kids today or not.

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Right, so appreciating and recognizing that that's fine. The verse of Ramadan in terms of Buffalo, we find I was gonna say is one of the things he mentions in these verses, so that you may show gratitude to us.

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And then the last thing that I never even thought of he mentioned, he says patois is to have a sphere of alone.

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And to

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do your live your life and do actions according to what Allah has revealed. And to be contented with a little The last thing he says, and what is that God neoma Rahim

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and to prepare for the day that you'll meet a last panel without to prepare for the day that your soul will travel to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Right, that's what Step one is to prepare for that day.

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And he knows how to love

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one of our cities. Oh, you believe fasting has been prescribed to you as a hassle before we that you may have taken tough one either from the phone, he doesn't say is a young man who does

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a yoga mat do does that the first thing the number of days of fasting the number of days

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is a counted number of days. 29 or 30 days we know.

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We know what

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we know. 130 days. That's it.

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It's a fixed number of days. And what almost always happens to most of us is at the end of Ramadan at 30 days, we look back at the 30 days that pass and we look back back with a sense of regrets that we didn't accomplish all the goals we set out to do.

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We didn't account read the Quran as much as we wanted to. We didn't even charities but for the ones we didn't come to the mission as much as we wanted to.

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We look back with regrets. But what's interesting is that when you know when humans have a deadline, we are naturally inclined to step up our game as the deadline gets closer. Right? Guys, Ramadan isn't fixed number of days. So you find in the last 10 days looking for damage other than increasing in our worship intelligence in the light. Right. But what's interesting is our lives are also Hmm, I do doubt.

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Our minds are also for a fixed number of days. But the difference is we don't know when that the expiration date will come.

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We don't know.

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And one of the lessons we're supposed to learn from them alone

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is just like when Ramadan. As the engineers and we look back with regret, we cannot allow that to happen to us one.

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Death comes when the engineers for our lives that we look back with regrets. This is an opportunity we started the heartbeat with the hippo with the headache this month. You fast it with faith in hope you have all your sins forgiven. This is the month this isn't a chat. This is the opportunity.

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You know when some of the you find some people who see opportunity and they grab it and others

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who see, and they miss out, you know, they're just like having

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a young orphan boy who is building a wall around his property.

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And, and building this wall, there was a date palm tree that was

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in between the path of this wall and you would have to divert the wall and it would weaken its structure. And so he asked his neighbor who the tree belongs to, can you give me this tree? The neighbor says no, it says, right, it says tree. This is a young orphan who doesn't have a father or a mother to look out for him or to speak on His behalf or to negotiate on his behalf? He has to have that. So he asked the man he says, okay, fine, then can you sell it to me?

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And he says, No, I'm not gonna sell it to you. He said, You have so many other trees to sell me this one. He says no.

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Then he sees that I will raise this issue to the Prophet. So I said

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she's Go ahead. So the young orphan goes to the enemy sees Oh, messenger of Allah. He comes in the near agencies while

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Tiffany found his eyes were were flowing with tears crying.

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And he himself was an orphan. He knows what it's like.

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He tells them all westgrove alive, you know the story. And so the residents he's called us will have the so happy so happy comes names from the unsung of the lone woman.

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And the Messenger of Allah tells them Oh, I want to

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give the orphan the tree. You know, it wasn't a command like a submarine commander was encouragements

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upon Obama when he when he came. Imagine being in front of all the Sahaba a young orphan comes crying, complaining to the Prophet about you. It's a bad look.

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Even though it's your rights, it's your it's your tree is his run, he doesn't have to give it

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but now he became upset that the orphan complains in front of all the Sahaba and so he said, No, I'm not gonna give it to him.

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presidencies. Okay, sell it to him. He says, No,

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no, no, Baba is getting up and getting ready to leave. And he says, You're about to

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give him the tree. And I promise you, you will have a tree in paradise.

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And in his anger in his is in this

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in the heat of the moment, he says no. And he walks away. And the orphans they're sitting in the lap of the enemy's crime.

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There was another Sahabi who was also sitting there and he was

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seeing what just transpired he SMS and rubella all of a sudden, you're alone?

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If I secure the tree and give it to the orphan, do I have the same offer

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of a tree in paradise?

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He says yes.

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He chases out.

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I tell him what to study dude. Oh, my garden.

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He had a garden in Medina

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that had 508 palms in it.

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And his house was in that property. And there was also one of them that property.

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He's he's you know, my garden, the seeds, of course, who doesn't know it was well known in Medina, his garden.

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He sees

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a shadow.

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That garden is yours for this one tree.

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And he was like, Are you for real? Are you serious? Like, you know, are you making fun of me? Are you mocking me? He says, No, this is this is it. I'm offering you my garden for this one tree. And so I was

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like, Alright, just tell me what assigned or what all of you guys to be witnesses that this deal is going down.

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And so he

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gives him the garden for this tree and he goes to his home. And he doesn't even enter his home. He has to enter the properties. He's from outside and he calls his wife.

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And she sees the baby. That is yes. Oh, that guy calls his wife. And he calls she responds Yes.

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And he says, Oh smoochy come out. And she sees why he sees because I have sold this to Allah and His messenger.

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And she doesn't ask Where are you going to stay? She doesn't ask what are we going to do? She didn't ask what did you sell it for? She heard it was for a lot is messenger. So she said that

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you made a good deal.

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And she starts taking her children. And the children they had some dates in their hand from the from the from the garden.

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And she takes them out of their hand and puts it back and says who had invented everything. It's for a lot now. Oh my God, my son and she comes out

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whatever da da

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comes back to the Messenger of Allah the orphan is still sitting there and his cheeks are still wet with the tears.

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He tells the orphan the tree is yours.

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And the prompts are filling in what narration Bahati, he says, Kevin Mitnick in Nevada, Phil genetti, the added data, how many is the is the part of the tree that gives its fruits. She's how many of these trees full of fruit or in the agenda for apple pie. And then there is is he kept the positive kept saying that come in.

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Again and again and again, until I left

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an opportunity

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an opportunity presented itself and once or having missed it, the other one took advantage of it. And that's what this month is brothers and sisters, the month of Ramadan is an opportunity for all of us to get right with Allah. No matter our past, no matter what we've done. The gates of gender are open to everyone and the gates of Hellfire are close to everyone the mercy the sense of forgiveness descends, we just have to take advantage

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when they step down to neoliberal he

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talked about is to prepare for that day when your soul will travel to Allah subhanaw taala whenever he later was martyred in the Battle of God,

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he died in the bottle often and the one that doesn't have a lot came to him and he kneeled next to his martyred body. He again said those that same statement can minimize it and

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how many trees are are there in the agenda for

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an opportunity rather than sisters we asked the boss mentality because among those who can take advantage of this opportunity, welcome to Kolkata was talking a lot he was a professor

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of cinema.

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What if you wrote some beautiful lines of poetry? He says, What

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about Kim? oneness? Well, how would I be able to Hakuna

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fundamentally Neff Sica? intercooler EDA, backhoe fiio, Milan Sega dahican mismo he says that he sees that Oh, son of Adam, your mother gave birth to you.

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And you came out of her womb crying. You came out crying, you enter this light of crying and if you weren't crying, the doctor stopped you to make you cry. Right? You start crying. And he sees when

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he sees the people around. They're smiling, they're laughing. They're rejoicing. They're celebrating your dad, your uncle's, your aunties, maybe your siblings, they're all laughing and rejoicing at your birth mother You are crying.

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So he says famine and enough see guns are gonna eat.

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So work for yourself. So on the day that when they will cry

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when your spouse and your kids and your family will cry beyond me, on the day you will die, you will be the one who will be laughing and smiling.

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When you see the angel of death with all these angels from gentleman called me by Beautiful Names and with a coffin from Jenna and smells from Dennis, we have to invest in our

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brand I want to share with you and my time is up I want to share with you a letter in closing that brother rose to a share.

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Who was he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He sees this and I'm on a cruise ship. This is probably my last message to you as I lie here waiting for my last breath to go away. This is probably the last time I'm going to be able to write to anyone. And I thought I would write to you that so that perhaps when you teach your classes and give your lectures, you could remind people of this last lecture of mine. You've known me for a long time. I've been a very basic Muslim, I tried to do my prayers. I tried to fast whenever a bulldog would come. I tried to see my sight up and I didn't hedge once in my life. Yeah, I had children but I never really looked after them. I had a

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wife. She wasn't the most righteous person and I never really chose her because of that. And my children grew up knowing nothing about Islam, not knowing much about Islam. And as I waited here for the bell too long because my life will end dying of pancreatic cancer, which the doctors have said I cannot survive beyond this week. As I wait for the angel of death. And only one word that comes to my mind. regrets. I said this tremendous regret that there's so many things that I wanted to do you know, I wanted to memorize the Quran but I never did so I wanted to go to Hajj every year but I never did that.

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wanted to hug my mother but I never did that. I wanted to teach my children and

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get them to be righteous people. But I never did that. I wanted to have the chance to have one more Ramadan. But I'll never get that. I wish it could be in the home right now. But I'll never get that chance. I wish I could know some verses of the Quran to recite, but I don't know anything other than the fact he had, and one or two other suitors that are recite every day. All I can think of is huge regrets. No one will remember me except you and perhaps my family. If they have time before they divide up my wealth. My friends have left me my family will not remember me. And I will have left nothing in this world of good. And by alone. All I would have done is just added another dream on

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this earth. And he was the brother.

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He wrote this letter before he passed away from stage four pancreatic cancer. We ask lots of forgive him, and random highest levels of gender roles. Here all the Muslims regret them all forgiveness.

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But it's a lesson

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and opportunities come that may not be here.

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We're living on borrowed time. Right We have to do the best we can. That whenever this opportunities come Ramadan comes last Sunday's companies with other accounts to take advantage and invest and prepare for that day, the day of tomorrow the Day of Judgment, right. So I want to end this on our brothers and sisters I'm asking you if you can stay with stay with me for a few minutes after the show. Tada. I want to make an appeal to you all for this community to complete the fundraising project of this message. Right We have

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$350,000 left we have the permits in hand. We just need the money and sell it out as soon as we get ready to 1000 we can start to complete the renovation complete them will swap out everything now that we'll talk about the cost of one prayer space is $900 a five by two feet area which is one prayer space $90 per square foot $900 so I'll tie that after the hotel I'm going to ask everyone everyone to commit whether you have the money or you can secure the money from friends and whatnot or talk to family to pledge and commit that everybody's outside I will commit one prayer space after the financial time in the love of God so not in the beginning to the end will

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give us something valuable here he wanted me to muddy

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the water and

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he wanted

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me to it must be not the moment you know when

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you meet him what what in the hell

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is that? What was the mean? What

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was American even that was me.

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I mean, I mean I've been working with soda