Sweetness of Hajj – 01 – Introduction

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sundara mannerheim and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Juana and he was a big man he had two brothers and sisters is a journey to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a journey to the house of Allah and Allah subhanaw taala he commanded Ibrahim alayhis salaam, in Soto to the Hajj in Surah number 22 verse 27 lessons that is as well as the

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MIDI, Tina Ming Khalifa Jin ami, Allah Montana says and proclaimed to mankind the call to Hajj was infinity bill Hodge law says that they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant mountain highway to perform the Hajj. Right even my bass he says that when I brought him on, he said I'm completed building the Kaaba. So he was building the cabinet with with this man and he soon after he completed building the cab, but Allah Subhana Allah commanded him to make this call for Hajj. So Ibrahim asked Allah subhanho wa Taala he says Don't be one Maja blue salty. Oh my Lord. Who am I voice reach at this time whenever I listen, I'm built the

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Kava, nobody's there in Mecca. Right. There's very few people is that just like who's gonna hear the call of heads a lot of data tells him he says you know as vinuela and Bella, just make the call and I'll take care of the rest. It's upon me the last thing is my job to let the message reach the people. And so he made the call he says uh, you know, scooty Valley cumin has you know, innovated it idea. All Mankind. It has been prescribed to you to perform heads to the ancient house of Allah subhana wa Tada. And the narration says for semia human being a summary while he says that everything between the heavens and the earth heard this call and lessons have caused everything to

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hear the call of abode on Imani Sam then headed says I fell out sorona and the NASA g Unum in Uppsala EULA Boone. Don't you see that people come from that most distant lands, all coming singular big aloha mela big calling answering the call of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So how do you brothers and sisters is a pillar of Islam. Hajj is a pillar of Islam as a headsails bruneian Islam Allah hubbs right Islam is built upon five pillars, right? Shahada, the testimony of faith and there's no one worthy of worship of Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger solo on even send them right and then what the five daily prayers will send me Ramadan, right and giving us a cat and then fasting

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Ramadan. And then we had Gil Bates who had jailbait and journey to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And without these pillars, there is no building right? This is the basics. This is what we all learned in Sunday school when we were you know, five years old. And from the earliest days, we learned the five pillars of Islam, right height is one of the pillars of Islam. And without the pillars, there is no building, right? The rest of us dam is built upon these pillars of snap. Right? The rest of his time is built upon these, this foundation. And those of you who've gone before, who How many of you have gone to hazard before Show of hands. Mashallah A lot of people have gone to

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hazard before. So those of you who've gone You know, it's a life changing experience, right? There's nothing like it. And every year when hedges time comes, the heart has a strong emptiness is longing to go back to the house have a lifespan of what's out every year, like you'll find yourself on Google, you're at work or you're at home or whatever, and you're just Google imaging the Kava or you're going to like channels that stream the cabin or just watching the cabin filling your heart with the memories of Hajj from before. It's a life changing experience. Because it's not just the journey of the bodies, the journey of the heart as well. It's not just a physical journey of the

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body, but the journey of the heart. lives are changed. Lives are completely changed by this journey of heights. But here's my question to you brothers and sisters. What about the millions of people who have never gone to Hajj before millions of Muslims have never gone to Hajj before let's take it a step further. Right? You can if you think about it, the overwhelming majority of Muslims actually don't have the ability to perform Hajj. Right and we'll briefly talk about as soon what are the requirements that make you know make you obligatory to go to Hajj. Right The majority of Muslims don't have the ability to go to Hajj, the majority of the Muslims who have spent their life and

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they'll pass away having not performed Hajj they haven't performed Hajj. So my question is the, for the for it to be a pillar of Islam upon which the religion is built. How is it that so many people won't perform this one pillar? How is it a pillar if so many people can perform this pillar? Right? And the answer is brothers and sisters that hedge is not just for the Hajaj hedge isn't just for those who are going to hedge hedges for everyone else panels and essays in Soros or hedge in the next hour after Ibrahim nsna makes a call in verse 28 sorts of hygiene says Leah shadowman afia home. Allah says that they may witness benefits that are theirs. He says the home lamp technique

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they own This is ownership. These are benefits that they're supposed to get from hedge Leah shadowman Fei the home right so there's benefits from hedge. There's lessons from hedge there's principals from hedge their brothers and sisters you and I should learn and apply in our life whether we've gone for hedge or not, whether we are going or not whether we have a chance to go right now. Maybe it

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How your life is you have no no prospect in the near future of being able to perform Hajj you just don't see it happening. But Allah subhanaw taala wants you to learn the lessons from hedge. Right? So brothers and sisters, that's why this class is so important and unique is that because this course has three main goals, this whole course today and tomorrow, three main goals, number one is that we cover the flip of hedge. So I want everybody to leave tomorrow night's being comfortable with the different situations of hedge, what's required of them? What are the you know, the differences of opinion, and what can what they can do every step of the way. And we'll go through

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the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah send them through the whole journey of hedge. And we'll also cover the difference of opinions amongst the Imams. Number two is the cover in depth, and the focus of the course the spiritual aspects of Hajj. Right, so you understand every step of the way, what you're doing every step, what it is that you're doing, what's the meaning? What's the spiritual benefit behind it? What's the life changing lesson behind saying the baker lahoma bake? What's the life changing lesson behind wearing that, with every step of the way, you were gonna stop and look at the spiritual aspects. And number three, as we said, For everyone else, lessons that you can live

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your life by. So whether you've got to hide, you're not in Charlottetown, you live the life of someone who has gone to Hajj before because brothers and sisters, every aspect of our worship, every aspect of our worship has an external component, and also has an internal component. Right? Those of you who tend to sweetness of sauna a few months ago, we talked about the internal components of Salah. Right? So physically, we just pray, so lots of Muslim, right, but spiritually, how much of it? Were we actually there for where we actually concentrating on? How much of us How much? How many of us remember what we said and to do? Like, did we make them out or not? Or was our mind focused on

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something else or whatever. There's this there's this spiritual internal component of the act of worship, and similarly has it's no different. There's a very powerful, multiple, you know, internal lessons that we should learn from hedge as well. Why is this course important? As I said, it's very unique. It's dedicated for the hijab and the non Hajaj and, and here's the thing, for those of you who are going to hedge, often the people who get to go to hedge only go once in their life, right? Maybe if you're lucky, you get a second chance, right? majority of people if they go, they go once, rain is a big investment, you're taking two to three weeks out of your time, you're paying anywhere

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from six to up to $20,000 for the premium premium luxury five star, you know, they bring the jemalloc to you kind of package, right? That's a large amount of money, a huge investment you're making and it would be a terrible tragedy if you spend this much time and this much money and you go there and you don't get the benefits that you need to get the benefits of right isn't that just as foolish right? So it's a worthwhile investment to put the time in to learn about hygiene so that way you get the most out of it shall tada when you go

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now, before we get into the you know the topic today prepare your provisions. Let's just cover some very basic things about hedge number one, what does hedge mean? What does hedge mean? And I'll share with you the shadow a meaning the religious meaning of the word hedge and a little later we'll cover the linguistic meaning hedge brothers and sisters in Islam, it means to set out to the sacred house in Mecca, to set out to the house of Allah, the Kaaba in Mecca, in order to perform specific rights at a specific time, again, how simply put is a journey that you set out to the house of Allah subhanaw taala the caliber to perform specific rights at specific at a specific time. And as we

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said, it's a pillar of Islam. When does it become obligatory on someone, the majority of the scholars they hold that is why jubbaland fold. It's obligatory as soon as possible, meaning like, as soon as you meet the conditions, it's obligatory, right? So what do they say?

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What that means is that if you delay Hajj and you had the ability to go, you met the conditions, and we'll talk about it in a second. If you met the conditions for Hajj and you didn't go for Hajj, you are sinful. You've committed a major sin. It's the equivalent of someone the time for slots a load comes in, and they don't pray slots.

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They don't pray slots of load. When it comes another room comes and they miss a prayer altogether. If you had the means to go think back in your life, if you had the means to go to Hajj a year and you didn't go, then you have committed a sin. And if you didn't know that, what if you didn't know you have also committed a sin, you've still committed a sin because this is basic knowledge of the religion that everyone is required to have. You can't plead ignorance on this because this is just like how to make will do and how to pray. These are basics of the religion that we have to we're required to know and it's unremarkable how few people know about hedge because hedges oftentimes,

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it's a it's considered something, I'm only going to do one I have to go for it right. I'm going to learn about it when I have to go if that majority of people they don't even learn about until then they learn about it when they get there asking their email. Right so it's it's a it's critically important that we perform when we're able to do so and what are the conditions before we mentioned the conditions. I don't know how Bob he has a couple very interesting statements. Remember that you don't have a whole lot to add or he stays in his book in the cupboard. He says that he he said I have considered sending men to different cities.

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To see who has made the pilgrimage, who has not made the pilgrimage I'm sorry, who has not made the pilgrimage

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and he says that

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I am going to collect from them the jizya tax. For those who had the ability to go to Hajj but didn't go and they haven't gotten yet in their life, I was gonna make them pay the jizya what is the jizya the juicy as the tax that non Muslims paid Muslim land.

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non Muslims plenty saying those who had the ability to go for Hajj and didn't go and they haven't yet gone in their life. I was gonna collect the jizya from them. Another narration I'm gonna call Bobby says whoever can afford hedge, but did not perform it. There is no difference in his case, if he dies while being Jew or Christian. That's how serious of an issue it is. Right? Why don't we buckle down who when the Muslims refuse to pay the cap, right? They're Muslims, but they're saying you know what, this is one pillar of Islam, we have nothing to do with it. We're not going to pay to the cat

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who waged a war against these people? He waged war against them because they rejected one pillar of Islam. So hedges a pillar of Islam. So I'm hoping we get an idea of how important it is and how important it is for us to recognize that. So what are the conditions that make Hajj obligatory? Right, so this is some of the fifth what are the conditions that make Hajj obligatory. Number one, that you are a Muslim, that you're a Muslim, if you're a Muslim, of course, then that's required of you to go to Hajj. Number two, that you have the same mind what they say in the Arabic language,

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you have the same mind is Europe's a person of sanity. If that's the case, then you also meet the second condition. So being Muslim and being of sane mind number three. The third condition is to be in a state of adulthood. Nanny balos someone who's reached a state of adulthood now in America, once you're 18 years old, you're an adult, right? Once you're 21 is legal for you to buy, buy, buy alcohol, right that's that's how they have it as if when you're 2020 years old, and in three and 64 days you so it's not legal and something all of a sudden changes when you become 21 years old. Right? And it's time adulthood, you're responsible for yourself when as soon as you reach puberty,

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as soon as you become an adult, and it could be 10 years old, 12 years old. 13 whatever age it is, that's when it becomes required of you. What about someone who performed Hajj as a child? Someone who performed had as a child, their parents took them to hydrate them is it required that they perform Hajj again, what do you think?

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Yes, it is required the process let me send an authentic hadith AML sabi hija he says somebody from a better family has written authorizes any young man or woman who has performed Hajj then he says, and he reaches you know, adulthood, he reaches the age of puberty, then it is upon him to make a hedge another hedge. So he gets the reward of the first hedge the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala gives him the reward of the first hedge, but it doesn't remove the obligation of hydroponics. So someone who made hedges a child, he still is required to make hedge again. So the first three conditions number one is

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the Muslim number two is

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a sane mind number three is ban of being an adult very good number four and Hurriya. being free, being free, meaning someone who is a slave back in the day this is more relevant. If you were a slave, you know, then it's removed from you the obligation of going to Hajj or someone who's in jail, for example, whether by you know, justly or unjustly, right now we have over 100,000 people in Syria who've been jailed unjustly, right. In Egypt, we have 1000s of believers in Egypt who are put in jail unjustly, right being sentenced to death unjustly, right, these people, whether just or unjust, whether they committed a crime or not, those who are you know, don't have the freedom to

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leave, they're in jail, then they're they're there, they're exempt from performing hajj, but those of you who are free then this is also meets one of the requirements number five, and it's the PA LST PA, which means the ability, the ability to go for hedge and this this under this category falls three things so in your notes, you can put five a five B five c okay five A is the financial ability to go to hedge right highs it's pretty expensive, right? So if you don't have the means you don't have the financial ability, you know, you're living paycheck to paycheck, whatever it is, you have all these payments, you have to make you're in debt, whatever, then it's not required of you, you're

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you're you're absolved from the requirement, if you have the means you have the extra $8,000 or whatever in your bank account $6,000 in your bank account.

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What's the next five number five B is the the physical means money, the the the the health, you have the health to perform hajj, right, someone who's in the hospital, and he has he has all the other conditions but he's hospitalized, then he's exempt, or he's sick and he cannot go, he's paralyzed, he cannot go all these things would fall he would be exempt and he's not required to perform Hajj. And the number five see the number three under under five is that the security to go to hedge the security to go hedge and this encompasses different things back in the day meant something different than now. Although now and still relevant some places but meaning like you have a reasonable

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reason to believe that you have a safe path to go to Hajj. For example, someone who doesn't get the visa is a little more relevant, right somebody they want to go to Hajj they have all the means they apply, but they don't get approved for the visa. Then they're absolved from the obligation, right. They've tried and they didn't get the

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means to do so some handle that I've seen people who've gone they've got the visa and everything they've got the tickets, they go from America, they land in Frankfurt, Germany, and they don't have the ticket to go the rest of the way. It's been canceled they have to go back home. So hannula right if you don't have the means or whatever is handled by those who go to hedge they're the guests of Allah. Allah Allah Allah chose these people to be his guests this year right it's by invitation only right you can plan all you want but listen is by invitation only he'll call you to hedge right so there's those are the five conditions and there's the six conditions a scholar mentioned for sisters

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specifically and that is that you have a maximum to travel with you to hedge that you have a maximum with you to travel with you to hedge and I'm Adam is you know, a close male relative to you who's who cannot. who cannot marry you like your husband, obviously your husband, he's already married to you. He's your mom, or like, father, brother, that kind of thing. Okay, um, Adam who can travel with you to hatch for the sisters? So that's the requirement of

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what makes Hajj an obligation. What about the greatness of hedge? What are some of the rewards of hedge what are some of the Forgotten of hedge their promises enemy season? ahaadeeth he's not so he didn't go to the mat but you know, Huma will Hadrian Mabu Lisa who down in London Rosana says between two cameras that you perform at wipes out all that's in between them all the sins in between them. If you perform ama now and maybe five years later, all the sins in between wiped out. Then he says science alum will have junior member or an accepted hedge and a hedge performed appropriately. Lisa who designed in an agenda has no reward except for paradise. Just as five days Hatch's just

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five days that's all it is. It's it can even it's five days that's it and if you do it right you get these five days right and what do we mean by right the fifth wise are following it. You're getting the benefits of the understanding what you're doing, and you don't do commit any things that would nullify your hedge. They said who does out in legend agenda is yours. That's remarkable. I mean, that's that's enough about you. We don't need to say anything else. But there's more so Pinilla the president of the SES is one of the greatest deeds that you can do. I showed him on how she goes to the messenger of a loss alum and she says Yasuda law nephrology has done a phenomenal job. She says

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O Messenger of Allah we see we consider jihad, FISA be the law to be the best deal possible that one can do. The most rewarding deed is to fight in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's what we consider. So she's saying me as a woman, as the wife of the Messenger of Allah, she's saying we as woman I Fernando Jaya, can we not fight in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada. And what is the measure of autism? Tell her she say he says that what lack enough knowledge he had had Jim Rohn. He says, He says no, but the best Jihad for the woman is an accepted hedge, a hedge performed properly that's accepted by law students out and this is in Bukhari, right? So the man the the magnificence and the

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amount of reward for hedges. Remarkable. Number three, it forgives one since our last one who he was one of the companions in the messenger of a loss I sent him. And when he was on his deathbed, his son came to him and he began.

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You know, he was in his last moment. So son is reminding him of the good things that have said about him. He's Oh, my father, you know, Allah has sent him said such and such about you, and gave you glad tidings such and such and such and such. So the narrations he lost his face was turned to the wall. And after his son said this, he turned, he turned to his son. And then he says that, according to Allah, Akbar, cantera, his last words to his son, he's saying, in my life, I've gone through three stages. I've gone through three stages in my life, he says, the first stage, he says, I found myself averse to none more than the messenger of a loss. And I said, No, I was not more angry with

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and more upset with and more hateful towards anyone than the messenger of a loss. I said, No. And he says that and there was no desire stronger in me than the one that I should overpower him and kill him.

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He's saying, the first stage of my life, I hated the messenger of a loss. I said, I'm to the point that the my eye drempt I slept, I woke up all my mind was I want to kill the Messenger of Allah. And I said, No. And then he says, and I had I died in the States, I would have surely been from the people of the hellfire. Then he says, When Allah and still love for Islam in my hearts, and I came to the Messenger of Allah, and I send them and he said to me, stretch out your hand, so that you may pledge allegiance.

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So he stretched out his right hand to the Messenger of Allah I sent him and as a messenger of Allah, I said, I'm stuck out his hand, he pulled his hand back. He pulled his hand back.

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And so the president told him, What happened to you?

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Why did you do that? Right? And so he says, He says, I want to lay down some conditions on the house, he's about to take the Shahada, but he says, I want to put some conditions down on messenger of Allah. So it wasn't him say he said it to me mouth. Let me be mad, be mad that what are the conditions that you have? And he says, and you'll follow me that I'm forgiven my condition on messenger of Allah I'm going to take us accept us that is I'm forgiven for all that I've done before. So the Messenger of Allah I send them he says that I'm an alum to Islam Yeah, do Americana tabula rasa. Do Americana Kabbalah Ha, ha ha ha ha de McCann

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kubla He says, Oh, hello Don't you know he sees Mr. Lim Don't you know that the fact that Islam wipes out the previous previous misdeeds? And he says, Yeah, I mean he like destroys like if you if you lived a life so far away from a lessons that you've literally built up, like you've already built like a huge home for you and Hellfire, not in a paradise and Hellfire, like you've secured your spot and Hellfire, you're so established in sin that

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you can feel like there's no hope for you. President says that the one who reverts to Islam, Islam he has a mechanical blah. It not just wipes out it destroys everything that was before our last one of the leading enemies of Islam is now brand new slates. Then he says and also Don't you know that higit Allah destroys everything that came before all its sins and He says and Don't you know that Hajj destroys all the things that came before you go to hedge everything you're coming back as outside as a brand new thing as a messenger boss. I said MCs man hijjah phenom yada fourth, what am Yep, so Raja kiyomi. What are the two, the one who performs hides and doesn't perform what often and

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fisc? He doesn't have relations with his spouse when it's forbidden to do so. And he doesn't perform any Fisk fisken the Arabic language, the Arabs would say fess up until the seed that burst out the seed burst out. So what does that mean? fisken in Islam means you burst out of the boundaries. Allah has said certain things you can and cannot do. So the one who goes to Hajj doesn't have relations with a spouse and doesn't, you know, do any fisc breakout from the boundaries that Allah has set for Hajj, then he will come back like the day his mother gave birth to him. He will come back like the day his mother gave birth to him. So I'm going to ask he told a messenger last I sent him he says

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after he said that, and he says no one was more dear to me, than the Messenger of Allah says send me sees. And there was no one more precious in my eyes and he says what am I going to do? and Emma I mean, who isn't Allah Allah he says I couldn't even after that moment, I couldn't even look at the Messenger of Allah say Salaam and fill my eyes with the beauty of his face out of honor towards him. He says, and he had you asked me at this time in my life to describe the Messenger of Allah, I wouldn't be able to do so. I don't know how much I love the Messenger of Allah. And he thinks that I had I died at that time in my life, then I would have hoped that I would have went to Jenna. Then

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the third stage of his life, he says is that that he says, after her son died, all what has happened has happened. And now I don't know where I stand. And now I don't know where I stand. So Hajj, forgives one sins and that just forgives it completely wipes out all your previous history. Another the benefits of Hajj and there are many others shared this last one for you is that there are some essays and Hajaj when Omar Wafula the Hejaz in the amount of those who perform hajj and umrah. The President says that they are the delegation of all US panelists, as you know, when you're when you go to meet royalty, you send a delegation, right? Allah, Allah saying that the people who come to

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hedge are the delegation of everyone else. So the people who go to Hajj every year Allah has chosen them to represent all the rest of mankind to come to his house. The house which he says no Quran, or Hadith at my house, he says is my house. So come to my house. He says that.

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He says that the judge Mr. or the wife, the law in Tao Hua, Jabba Oman is still around. He says that I'm saying that if they call upon Allah and Allah Allah answers their call, so one of the benefits of Hajj is your is answered one of the benefits of what is your answer and he says that if they ask Allah for forgiveness, then Allah will forgive them and this book has had eaten narrating the books have been magic, and it is hesson.

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So what is hedging mean from a linguistic perspective? hedge from a linguistic perspective, hedge literally means us. calf saw dollar cost. What does that mean? That means an aim a destination, like you have a goal in mind, right? So like when you shoot an arrow, and the arrow goes to its target, that that's what the example of hedge is that you're the arrow, the one who's performing hedge is the arrow and the target is the beta of Allah subhanaw taala. So the arrow doesn't waver, it goes straight in is going to his target and hits its target. That's the goal of hedge. Right? It means us to have an aim and your aim is the house of a left panel. What's the right it's a it's a law's

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house. Imagine the honor of that that you're going to the house of Allah spawn Tada. And what that means is that it implies if you are a Hajj if you are a casa, if you're someone who is aimed and focus on the destination, that means you'll leave off any distractions. Right. This is important to understand, very important to understand further Hajaj and Fernanda judge, that when your aim is Allah, you leave off any distractions, right, you leave off any distractions. So leave off any disagreements with who number one most importantly with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if you have disagreement between you and Allah, meaning you're committing sins that you shouldn't be committing,

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number one, if your goal is to reach the house of a law, you have to leave those sends off. And number two is disagreements amongst the people to leave off any disagreements that you have with anyone else. And if you don't do so, if you get

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distracted you argue with people you this you that when you're in hajj, then you're not by definition, you're not accosted, you're not a Hajj, you're not someone whose aim is Allah subhanaw taala let me give you this example, if you're, if you're a boss at work tells you by by by Tuesday, I need this project done, has to be done. That's it. I mean, this is the most important important project in the company, you are the man responsible, you need to have it done. by Tuesday, you have five days to this is a weekend now but you will spend the weekend this labor day you will spend this weekend you know, your jobs on the line, you won't go to any anywhere else, you won't go on

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vacation, you'll cancel your family plans. You know, your son wants to do this, sorry, I can't I don't have time your friend calls you Let's go play basketball. Sorry, I don't have time. You know, you have a big exam coming up, whatever it is, you have something in front of you. Everything else becomes secondary, right? Right. When you have a final exam, you know, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, you could hang out but Thursday night, there's no ball, right? You're gonna pull it on later, you're gonna focus for the exam because now it's crunch time. Right? It's crunch time. This is this is it. And that's the example we have to have, right? The one you have a goal in your mind,

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the one who's performing hides that goal, nothing can distract you from that everything else becomes secondary. And your aim your goal is the house of Allah subhanaw taala

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when you go into the house of assessments at your his guests, and you have to understand what that means, understanding what that means to be the guest of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, when we have social gatherings in this world, let's say you have the Super Bowl or you have the you know, the Final Four or whatever in your in your city. And people go people attend this the social gathering and convention, whatever it is, the people who missed out, they feel something, they feel like Oh man, I missed it, I missed the chance to go to this event, I missed the chance to go to this program or this this sports event or whatever it is, and they feel, you know, becomes a talk of the

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town. Right? The people who go to the house have a lost parents either all of us brothers and sisters. During the season of Hajj, we should have this longing in our heart and the sadness in our heart if we haven't gone that we're not amongst those who are attending the greatest gathering that the Earth has witnessed. The greatest gathering every year, Earth witnesses is the gathering of Hajj, the greatest place is the day of alpha. Right? This is something that we should feel something that we're not there, right. You know, there was an old woman who was performing had she was with a group and they're traveling to Mecca. And of course back then there aren't these hotels and high

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rise towers and all that stuff. So once you reach the tip of the mountain, you see the house of Allah subhana wa tada and all his glory in His glory manifest right there. So the whole time on the way she's a blind woman, she's saying b2b, b2b, you know, when you leave your home, and you're going on vacation, and the kids say what you haven't even left out of your neighborhood, you're like, Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Ready to go to Disney World? Whatever it is. They keep asking, Are we there yet? Because they're so excited about the destination to go to Nana's house or whoever they're this? They want to go. Right? So the old lady, she's saying b2b, b2b, like are we at the

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house of my Lord yet? Are we at the house of my master? And there were countless of Bureau and they're trying to you know, make her patient and are saying no, it's coming, relax, just you know, Take a chill pill, right? It's gonna, we'll get there. You know, now we're not there yet. Until finally they, they they reached the tip and they they see the house of Allah hands out and they tell her how the beta buki. This is the house of your Lord.

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And so she you know, they rush forward to go to the house of Allah subhana wa Tada. And she grabs on to the,

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the robes of the Gabba. And she says they should be they should be, they should be and she dies right there.

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She's holding on to the gap and then she dies, right? They're saying b2b Why? Because the inner realization, of knowing that Yeah, Allah from amongst so many 1000s and hundreds and 1000s and hundreds of millions of people. Allah subhanho wa Taala chose me to come to his home to be his guest who am I. And that inner realization caused her overwhelmed her so much that she passed away right there and out in front of the house of Allah subhanaw taala. And brothers and sisters write this down, that to the extent that you undress you, you you internalize this understanding of being the guest of Allah subhana wa tada his house will be the extent of your experience that had

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you understand that you are a guest of Allah at the house of Allah, Allah will be the extent that you have the experience of Hajj. Right. And when you go and let me give you a simple example, you're invited to a king or a chef or whoever, some person of importance in this world and you go to the house, and let's say he invites only 15 people from the whole of America. 15 people special people are invited to this gathering. That's the new main what you're one of those 15 people, you know, you'll dress up nice, you'll make sure you're here you got your haircut, your beard is looking good, your hijabs looking good. You go there, you show up, and maybe somebody is giving you a hard time

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bothering you, you know, takes your drink, spills their drink on top of your shirt, all this stuff. But you know what, at that gathering, when there's only 15 people, and it's the most important person and you feel it and whoever it is in your life, you wouldn't bother that person, you would argue, you would argue and say, oh, whatever, you'll be patient, because you don't want to cause a scene. Right? And that's that's the attitude that the judge has to have, that when you go to Hajj people may get on your nerves. People may get on your nerves, but when the opportunity presents itself to argue

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You to fight back to get frustrated to get upset remember you're a had your accosted you're someone whose focus is the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada and all these things are distractions. All these things are distractions, so you wouldn't cause a scene Allah subhana wa tada he says, and so does in Bukhara verse 197 he says and had you as Sharon Allah Luma femen photo Buffy

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Jeff Allah Rafa Walla Walla je de la ville had

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no mean Heidi Allah.

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Allah says that the hedge is in the well known months meaning Chahal, Luca and hedger.

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Right Hydra actually itself falls in that hedge of course, right. But you can leave from from show what that says from the time when the months of hedge begin. So he says whoever intends to perform hedges they're in then he should not have any relations with the spouse fell out office, while Apple soup as the head you've mentioned, no Fisk as we just defined already, and he says what Dan and Phil had and there is no arguing in hedge. There is no arguing you leave off all the disagreements. somebody steals your spot in prayer. You're in the front of the guy but you're in the third line the gap is right there you can see the EMA and somebody comes and takes your spots and you can argue

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this is your right but you know what you say I know the promises that I'm promises the one who leaves off an argument and he is in the right a palace in paradise. And I know that I'm in hedge and my focus right now is not to get into argument my focus is to earn the pleasure of Allah spawn tada and you'll walk and you have to walk back the lines fill up to find another spot and the Gabba. You're gonna have to walk for a while until somebody gives you a spot. Right? But you don't you don't argue you don't cause a scene. Allah says that's why he says after a while I do that I feel Hadji says one, two volume and Heidi yanam, hula, whatever good you do a law knows it. So when

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you're performing a laugh, and somebody elbowing, you, pushing you, right, you keep getting elbow and elbow in the back and you're turning around expecting some big guy and you turn around you see this small sister. I found it when you perform with the love, their elbows are the most dangerous. And they got that maybe I don't know why but their elbows are planted in your back and you will get pushed to a point that you are you're fed up. But instead of turning around and giving giving her an angry face, frowning at her or saying something to her or whatever. You don't even you turn around and you smile. And you say I said I'm on a call. And then you make a data loss without it in your

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heart that she doesn't even hear Oh Allah grant her agenda. You do that? What is the lesson that I say is one to follow Him and Heidi Allahu Allah. He says whatever good you do, the small thing that no one sees but Allah sees whatever it is that you do, Allah is a fully aware of it, and he knows it. He's aware of it. So brothers and sisters, you're a hedge, you're a hedge, you have to keep your focus on the last panel. What's odd, then, and and then the IEA continues and Allah says, what does he do?

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Rosa de takua what The Goonies

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law says and take your provisions, he says and take your provisions. And the best provision is that of taqwa. And so fear me omentum understanding Allah subhanho wa Taala he sees and take your provision. So anytime you travel, right, you're traveling anywhere. You have to prepare your provisions right when I'm coming here this morning, yesterday night I was packing my bag I'm putting my codes in what I'm gonna wear you know, I'm gonna have my my bathroom, you know, stuff like the toothbrush, toothpaste, my Cologne, all these things I'm packing right? You prepare your provisions hide, you're going for a couple weeks to three weeks. So you prepare your food Allah saying prepare.

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What does that word do? But he says for in the hierarchy taqwa. Right? But the best provision is that of taqwa where does Toppo reside brothers and sisters takota resides in the in the heart attack wa hoonah. So a lot of saying just as much as head is a physical journey, a physical journey when you leave your home and go to the house of Allah Tada. It is just as much a spiritual journey. It's a journey of the heart before it's a journey of the body. And so he's saying guess prepare your physical provisions. But the best provision that you can take is a provision of the heart which is taqwa what is taqwa?

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What is taqwa? Let me give you a basic example. Let's say you're driving on the highway.

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The speed limit is 70 miles an hour and you're going 85 miles an hour. When you're speeding on the highway, what happens you got one eye on the on the median, right? checking if there's a cop there, and the other eyes on the rearview mirror, make sure there's not a cop behind you. So they're and they're back and forth, right. And now you have apps and stuff like the waves app, right? By the way, I recommend downloading it. I recommend speeding that up would recommend downloading it w z. Alright, so I don't have any stock with them. But it could save you some tickets. Basically, you could flag a cop so it gives it's like a user friendly thing. You can flag cops if you see him.

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Anyway, so you got your app open. You got your eyes and the medium eyes in the back and stuff and you're and you're keeping a lookout for cops right? Then you come around to bend you're looking over here and the COP is hiding behind the bridge. And you're you're right in what you get that feeling that that you know that the hate that feeling everybody hates right the butterflies in your stomach. So what do you do? You're already ahead of the cob now so if your stick shift you downshift you don't even touch the brakes.

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Right, you know, you put your blinker on you check your blind spot, you do the all like follow textbook driving, right and you get in the slow lane. Right that feeling. That's the definition of duck law. That's the definition of taqwa, the awareness that you're being watched. The awareness that you're being watched and that that awareness causes you to change your actions to fall in line with Allah, Allah has commanded, right that awareness causes you to fall in line with awesomeness commandments. So that's taqwa. So Allah says the best provision you could take for Hajj is that of taqwa. Forget your clothes. Forget your sleeping bag. Forget all that stuff. The most important

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thing is taqwa. And the second most important is especially for the letters. When you're gonna have you're gonna need the vessel. We'll talk about that a second. All right, but talk was critically important. critically important. You have an attorney, you're always aware allies watching you, you're always aware of laws watching you, right, that's important. Now, let's talk about this though. Let's make it a little practical. From the what to Zoho do and prepare your provisions What are physical things that you should take with you to hedge so as I mentioned, I definitely recommend Vaseline Alright, just to put on the inner thighs because when you're wearing a crown for those few

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days it can get you can develop a pretty bad rash it can be very painful. So Vaseline put that on but get non scented Vaseline, right? Because you have the baby scent Vaseline and you have the non scented get the non scented Vaseline. All right, obviously toiletries, right you may want to consider even taking toilet paper right because when was that even for example, you may not well there are some bathrooms but the lines are going to be huge and you may not be able to wait or obviously toothbrush to face

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call your hedge group to find out if they're going to provide for you and Matt to sleep on him was that he felt right in Mina they'll give you they'll have a 10 you'll have a small little like couch type bed thing there. And obviously you have your hotels, the only time you'll need like a mat to sleep on is was that effect so call your head up and find out are they providing most of them do provide a mat for you. So you may not need to take it but you may want to take it just in case or a sheet or something to cover yourself. Obviously if you have medications that you need to take the medications

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I would recommend taking a copy of your passport in cases to handle that's so interesting is when you go to the when you land in the airport. Like your passports are just thrown in this like this back room just like millions of people and just like in this pile and it's like CV there's no organization has just thrown there but when you leave Subhanallah the passwords brought to you except for maybe there's some people who were unlucky right most people they have a copy of the passport some people may lose their may lose your ID tag, they'll give you an ID tag you may lose it so you want something to you know for proof of your identity with you. So a copy of your passport

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The other thing is that's honestly like it's a big problem is is this

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the not the cell phone itself but the camera right The problem is is that people they're in heads they're making the life and they're taking like selfies right? They're like like trying to get it like with them with Tesla right behind them the door the cabinet and you're trying to get it perfectly and then somebody smacks them and they get upset and they argue and their phone falls they almost get trampled. Look brothers sisters I strongly recommend toss the cameras don't bring them right i mean you take your cell phone if you need it for making phone calls or whatever you want an app for hygiene or whatever it is or the sweetness of had you know the guy that shot while you guys

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get tomorrow when you register we have a pamphlet you want to take the digital version you have on with you all these things that's fine but beware of all these this this selfie culture right of taking pictures of yourself every step of the way. I've had had the shadow McAfee Allah whom we witness benefits that are yours now live in the moment. Don't think about getting the perfect Facebook profile pic right so I can have myself in the galba and everything just don't do that. It's gonna spoil your hatch. Don't forget about the cameras forget about the pictures. Just live in the moment experience experience has all the spiritual benefits experience it Don't Don't worry about

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all these, these pictures. Now.

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Here's the lesson for the non Hajaj right we said that the most important journey and the life the most important provision on the journey of hedges taqwa. And similarly a lot of that essays yeah you Helene's and who in naka de Haan ina beacon Academy malarkey he says that oh mankind barely you are returning to your work towards your Lord with your deeds and actions are most definitely sure returning, and you will meet the results of that thereof. Right? We're all on this journey. Tell us kind of data from the moment we're born. We've also embarked on a journey tell us Montana and just like the most important provision of hedge is tough law. You may need in this life. You'll need a

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car you need a home you need you know clothes and all that stuff. But the most important provision of this life to get you ready to meet Allah subhana wa tada is also the provision of taqwa. It's also the provision of tough one. So brothers and sisters, this is a critical component of not just how to better our lives, and after a tough one, those of you who have gone to Hajj before I think you'll agree with me in saying that the second most important provision is that of

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he's got an uninsured

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suffer patience is wearing a shirt that says have patience. Patience, patience, patience, write it in gold circle that highlight it put every single color of the pen and everything in color of the rainbow on your notes patience. You will need a very healthy dose of patience and Hajj repeats you will need a very healthy dose of patience in hedge understand brothers and

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From now that things will go wrong, things will not go according to plan. And that's, that's just the nature of hedge. Things will be disorganized. You'll come across people who are rude, you'll find long lines to the bathroom, you may have to wait three hours to get into the bathroom. When you get in there. You have somebody as soon as you're in banging on the door to get out, right? And then you go into the bathroom and it's like, not clean at all. Right? You may you're on the bus, going from Mecca, Medina to Mecca or Mecca to Medina, right, this long journey. And guess what, out of all the buses, it just happens that your bus got not only stuck in traffic, but the AC broke. So you're

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sitting in this bus with no AC with a bus full of 50 people, and it's hot in this middle of the day in the Saudi Arabian sun, and you're sweltering, everything that will go wrong, that can go wrong may go wrong. So prepare yourself right, you may find you will find unfortunately, a lot of trash. People will litter right people come from all over the world some don't know better, some do know better, but they don't care. And these litter the streets when you're if you walk from minute to Mecca, or Amina to to park different places, you'll literally you'll be walking through trash, you'll be like walking through trash, right? And now that could get on your nerves, it should bother

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you because you believe it doesn't like that, I believe, relax comeliness. But you have to be patient, you have to be patient, right, you might get lost, you're in Mena, every time looks the same.

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It looks the same. And the problem is all the like the security there or, you know, the people, the government officials who are there.

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They're they're not four directions. They're not given a course on who lives where. So the only people you can go to for directions are those people and you go to them and they have no idea. They don't know where you're supposed to go. So they can't help you so becomes frustrating, and you will lose your patience, right you can go to throw the jamara out and you have to go an hour walk back and you have no idea how to get back. You have no idea how to get back and hopefully go with your group and somebody can guide you maybe you get lost I mean there's millions of people there it's easy to lose, lose your group, right so to get back as difficult you can get lost is very hot you

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maybe you don't lose anything, you're sleeping on the rocks and Mina when I went for their first trip in my head when I went back in you know several years ago, you know, I didn't have a tent and

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the tent was full they didn't have a spot for me. So I had to sleep outside you know under like right underneath a bright you know, white you know those big like parking lot lights, you know, there's huge lights, I'm sleeping right under this bright light and room right next to the buffet table. And the chairs. There's always everybody's drinking to die, right you have to have giant, so every drink in the giant are eating their food, and I can't get rest. And it was wintertime at the time. It was December when I went to head so it's very cold at nighttime. Right? I didn't have that. You have to have patience. We went to Mecca the first night after leaving Mita Guess what? Sorry,

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your hotels aren't booked tonight. You have a reserve reservation for tomorrow night. So all your group got a seat, figure it out. But you're not sleeping in the hotel.

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I paid my money I paid my I want my premium package. I'm from America, here's my American passport doesn't work doesn't work, your patience will be tested. Right? And so you have to prepare yourself for that you may have things stolen, your your ship, ship, your chapel, your sandals, expect them to be stolen, and I don't see the people have their they don't they don't consider it stealing, right. Because it's just kind of like you go into the machine. And there's like a sea of sandals. So when they walk out these grand whichever sandal and they walk out. So if you grab somebody who's better sandals and you know America, I don't recommend it. And I don't I don't I would definitely want the

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responsibility of having somebody else's sandals. Right. So if somebody takes her sandals, go buy some new ones. Okay, it takes make sure you have some money at the end of my first trip. Because I lost my ID badge. I went with cashier's checks, don't take cashier's checks. It's just a big headache. Don't do it. Just take cash, and you'll be fine. Okay, and just try not to get stolen as other trouble. But I have I couldn't I couldn't cash my cashier's check. So by the end of my trip, I didn't have any money left. And so somebody saw my setup for the rest of the time. So one of the groups that groups in the heads, one of the groups and one of the members of the group bought me

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some sandals. But the point being things will get your money make when I was making in Gemini after the Gemini, Estonia Gemini, we'll talk about it tomorrow shala somebody stole money from my pocket, I have no idea how I was focused on the diet and boom, my money's gone. like cell phones will get stolen, your belongings may get stolen, things will happen that will test your patience. And so I wanted to do an exercise with everyone. And this is where you need your notes.

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What I want you to do is to draw

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to draw

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three circles, okay, just like you see.

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Or two circles. If you can the outside borders also were there you won't draw a third circle. It's up to you. Okay, so the first circle inside the first circle, I want you to write my patience. Okay.

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And then

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and then what are you going to do?

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It's on here. It's not on there.

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It's not under that side.

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Oh is on over here. I don't know. Can you guys see it? Okay, so it's fine. So, a circle, you're going to draw a circle and you're going to put inside the first circle, I want you to write my patients Okay. And then go ahead and write in there, everybody right now.

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Write things that when they happen to you, that you are patient for, right things that when they happen to you, you're patient for them. Okay? You're a patient for these things. So I put on this is an example, people being rude to you, people cursing you and getting sick, okay? This is just an example. And everybody could be different. These are just some examples I thought of, Okay, so these are the things to happen, you know, you probably will get second heads, you might get like a sore throat, you know, cough, all that stuff, fevers, whatever, you might get some gi upset and all those things. Maybe that's what happened. But you're typically when you get sick, you're patient because

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you know, the reward of the lessons, or whatever it is, somebody's rude to you, you know what? pressure off, keep moving forward, you know, worried about it. These are things that you're typically patient for. Okay? So write down some things that you're typically patient for inside the first circle.

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Inside the second circle, I want you to write down things that are kind of 5050 sometimes they're patient, sometimes you're not. Right, so the thing is, I put down being shoved Alright, somebody say something to you fine. I'll be patient but when it comes physical, when somebody puts puts their hands on me when they push me Alright, now what's on like Donkey Kong right now? We'll take it outside. We'll take it outside that

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doesn't make sense when we've seen it happen people break out fistfights inside doing the laughing there's fistfights. Right, we might be doing the way people try to get to the Blackstone what happens to get lifted up above the crowd so you see them surfing on the crowd and then somewhere they drop it a lot of us and after that, if they land on their feet or land on their head because it land on their head? We'll love them. Right so things that you may be patient for you may not be patient for unsanitary conditions. Maybe that's something that you just you're a clean freak you hate when things get dirty. Maybe that's what's something that's gonna bother you and the last thing

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this organization maybe that's what it is all right, but this is kind of a exercise that you need to do and you figure it out yourself things that you may not be patient for and then the outside the second circle in the third circle if you draw drew one is things that you are absolutely going to blow your gasket for. You never are patient for this. Right no food you come home to Brianna is that ready? You lose your patience Ababa niniola. You, you The table is flipped and everything and it shouldn't be that way. I sent him when he came in his home, he put that around before he comes in. So he smells nice for his wife. And he gives nice words and stuff, right? But maybe somebody loses

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patient when there's no food. So guess what's gonna happen? You're supposed to have the food delivered at three o'clock and it doesn't come you're waiting opens coming at six. When it comes at six. They say Oh, sorry, you can't eat it. Because guess what? It was outside too long in the sun. And we can't let you eat it because it may be maybe,

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maybe hot, but maybe spoiled now, right? So you don't have lunch today. You don't have dinner today. And they happen and for some people maybe, you know being taken advantage of when I went to my first hedge trip, you know, a long time ago, I wanted to go with my foreign teacher at the time I was in you know memorization with the teacher. So he said he's going to have this Okay, I'll go with him. Right and so what happened was I signed up for the hedge group I paid I was gonna go with him and then they took me out of his group and put me in a different group. And they charged me $300 more although I was leaving four days later, so I had a shorter trip and I had to pay more money and then

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our group that was put in didn't even have any man let alone my own teacher who was close with I don't even have any ma'am altogether our group didn't have any ma'am. So this is something that I get upset with I'm certain principles like being taken advantage of I get upset, right, this is my test to know then start high just starts before hedge right This happened before I even left for hedge. So these are things that I want you to write down that you never are patient for okay? Then what I want you to understand is that you understand this brothers and sisters, all those things you wrote on the outside and the read those things on the outside the second circle and the third

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circle, those are things expect that you will be tested with those things. I repeat, expect that you will be tested with those particular things. Okay? This is an important exercise to do because when you mentally picture you see in front of you, what is it that I am not patient for and you understand that test will come your way This will help you when the tests do come that you will be patient, this will this is critical. So I want everyone to do this exercise. If you didn't do it right now, then definitely do it at home. And obviously, you can see how this applies for non Hajaj right? This is very, very simple, that one of the goals of hedges to improve your character. And one

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of the goals in life also for you is to be to improve our character the president said he was only sent to perfect character, he was only sent to perfect characters A lot of us. So our character should be improved through how when you come back you come back very different than when you went right similarly for the non hijabs your character should also be there. So what are some tips brothers and sisters, to have patience number one, understand that Allah Allah says in your foresaw Bureau?

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Be ye

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Allah says most definitely we will reward those who are patient with the reward that has no bounty that has no bounty at all. We will reward those who so Allah gives specific rewards for the Shahadat for this for that they have specific rewards as for those who are solid, those who are patients, they will have reward that Allah tada has no limit set for it. Right. The angels will say to the people of Paradise set Manali be male so about Morocco bad

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Peace be upon you for your patience and excellent indeed as a final home for you. Right number two.

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Remember that all of you have given up so much to go to Hutch. Don't lose it for something so small, so insignificant, right you're gonna lose your hedge because of a one night in a hotel that you were supposed to have that you didn't have you have to sleep in the street. How much is that? $200 $300 you will spoil your house for $300 for that one night think about it because you're going with the mindset of of Nope, I paid for this I want this but don't lose this put it in the grand scheme of things. Don't lose your hedge because somebody pushed you Don't do it. Don't lose your heads because somebody cursed you or because you don't have what you were promised. It's not worth it. Number

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three. This is important write this in gold forget about your rights.

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Forget about your rights. When you people go to hedge they say I paid $8,000 I want every penny of this $1,000 that I spent and if I don't have my five star eight course meal then you know what we're gonna have a problem. Right people fight people argue people get upset with their heads leader. And yes, there I'm not saying there isn't a problem of hedge leaders and hedge groups take advantage of the Hajaj there is there is that problem, but you know what hedge isn't the time to deal with it. There's another time and a place for that. But when you're in hedge everything that comes your way take it with stride. push it away, don't lose your hedge. Right? You know, the chef Mohammed the

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shitty You know, he says, He says no thicker, just thicker. No thicker, just thicker Don't worry thicker and in Arabic It means like contemplation and ordering means worrying. Right? You're worrying about something right? So you say no fix it Don't worry man. Just think of a last modified anytime you're about to get upset now you know, Mohammed

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Mohammed somehow make Likud avanzada no thicker, just thicker. Put all those things aside forget about your rights. Right forget about your rights. be giving and forgiving. be giving and forgiving and not demanding and requiring Okay, be giving and forgiving. Not demanding and requiring number four dealing with the crowds dealing with the crowds how brothers and sisters

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if you're not claustrophobic beforehand, you will be after hedge

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cuz you're in crowds that are that are sometimes can be just push you to the limit and pull off. You could be in a point where you're literally body to body, everybody around you. You don't you're not controlling where you're walking. You're just kind of like just going just going like the water pushes, you know, things in the river. Right? insane. I remember there was a time when the first time went to hedge what happens when you enter the site. You're cut when you make the first turn after Safa people are all joining. There's all these new hijabs coming in to perform the site and you have all the people there. So you get this crushing effect on the opposite side. So people were

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up against the wall being crushed against the wall. I mean, I think people died that day. Right? They're being crushed there. Right? So the crowds can be difficult to deal with. And as you say, one day, two days, five days, 10 days, 14 days or they're going to the messenger there's a task because it's 3 million people all going to the masjid. Right. So it's difficult. It's challenging, right? So don't let the crowds get to you. Don't let the ground crowds get to you. I remember one time surround Allah.

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You know, I was in we were on the way Tim was dead Eva. We're on the way Tim was there and I the the bus got stopped is stuck. I stuck in traffic and we couldn't go we were moving for hours. So we got out of the tent, you know, the truck or the bus. I don't know what to do. So I one of my group members had a phone call. So I use it to call my mom in Michigan. One of the moms that used to be the seminar machine and I called him I said, Yeah, he picked up the shift. I'm in head right now. He says he sees what's going on. So I was like, I have a question. He's the bus isn't moving or you know, we're stuck. What do I do? He's he's gonna walk. And I was like, Well, I don't know. It's my

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first time I had I don't know where to go. He's like, you saw me he's special. He has a white beard right here. And he's saying Why aren't you walking I walk when I go to Hajj and you're a young man you're not walking and says I don't know where to go. He says just follow the millions of people's heart right? Sounds like a good point. He says follow yellow brick road. Just follow all the people where they're going right? So if you're ever alone, and chances are you're in the wrong place, because you're never alone in hedge. There's so many people there but the thing is the crowds will get on your on your on your nerves. So this is my advice how you can deal with it. Because hedge

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requires you to get to another level. This is what it is a lesson Tada. He says

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he says what's he gonna do? Taco Bell? Amina jannetty Zuma da da da da

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da

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da da whom Hosanna to mana income. Salam aleikum.

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hoo ha ha needy. Law Center says the people of Tacoma again the provision of hedge in the provision of life you want success in your life. You need taqwa the people of taqwa. There'll be taken to paradise in groups. Hector, Elijah who have a foot he has a wah wah when they get there. The gates of genda will be open before they're open. You know, the heartbeat says the president says that what occurs that Khurana

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because when he says to the president, he said to them, what happens that caradonna anabaena Misra and even Masada masari agenda

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Sierra to Alabama in Arma. Weather yet tn tn Allah He Oman wahaca Viva Mina z hum. He says so I tell him that

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the distance between two of the sides of the gates of Jenna is the distance of 40 years and travel 40 years and travel is between two sides of the gates of Paradise 40 years it takes one day to get to Mecca. Imagine how why the gates of Paradise are 40 years of travel. But their promises tell him he said they will come upon the gates a day in which it will be overcrowded with people. Meaning the believers will be crowding around the gates of Paradise rushing to get into paradise. They're trying to get into all they're just like how do you have millions of people, right? You're doing philosophy, you're in the people, you're in this group and you're trying to get to get into genda

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the president says there'll be a day that there'll be so much crowds around the gates of Paradise from all the believers trying to enter Paradise, why am I sharing that with you? because anytime that brothers and sisters, the crowds gets here, get on your nerves, the crowds get on they start bothering you, then what I want you to do is remember that there will come a day when you will be in crowds just like this except you will be at the gates of Paradise inshallah. So this moment of difficulty will now become a moment literally that could be spiritually transformational. You can literally start crying saying yo la, I'm surrounded by your guests in a gathering at your house or

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loss around me with similar people around the gates of paradise. It can be remarkably transformational experience just understanding that and the last thing I want to share with you about about about this topic is that about patience is see the positive things and don't be overwhelmed by the negatives I know they said five minutes take five more minutes and I'm almost done with this session it's outside I'm so sorry. I just have one more exercise I need to I need to do with you. And that is this

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don't see the negative see the positives. What do you what do you see on the screen?

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A black dot anybody see anything else?

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whitespace All right. So first thing we said is right away we see the black dot then we said Mashallah we see the whitespace This is the example of hedge when you say example of life, when you when you're driving your car, and you get that big old bug that goes and smashes on your windshield, right even though the rest of the windshield is Mashallah you just got a carwash is beautiful, that one spot you keep seeing it right and it gets on your nerves, like man, that bug if it wasn't that already would be dead now, right? You know, you're gonna get so upset with it. The black spots are easy to see, right, the black spots of heads the the problems and hides this argument this thing,

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there's no hotel this that the black spots will stick out. But what happens is, look at the screen again, look how many white dots are on the screen that we don't see. But we see this one black spot because it sticks out in a bothers us. But there's so many countless white dots, you're a guest on the law. And the best days of the year. And the most rewarding days of the year, during the most rewarding are one of the most important actions at the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It doesn't get better than that. So these small tests that come your way, push it aside, focus on the positive, be positive, don't be negative, and don't be in your group. And if somebody is in your group and

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talking about oh, this group, you know, they promised us this and they didn't do this and we're supposed to have a hotel and we're waiting for eight hours for the bus and blah, blah blah, they'll go on get out of that gathering. Don't be there because it could take a few rotten apples in the group, a few negative people in the group and the whole group becomes negative. Keep it positive. Keep it very positive in your group. Think on the positives and don't focus on the negatives. Think about the positives and don't focus on the negatives brothers and sisters has is a journey of the heart not just of the body. Many will be the passengers to hedge few will be the Hajaj many will be

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the passengers the hedge few will be the Hajaj be amongst those who are the Hajaj and not just the passengers to hedge alright. Lastly, the prophets of Salaam are close with this he says that philosophy of the man in line as the origin he says three people three types of people are in the care and protection of Allah subhana wa tada he says Raja Raja msct masala has a man or a woman who leaves to go to the house of Allah parents out of the message from the massages of Allah. So all of you right now are in the care of protection of a less kind without that you're hearing the message and shall tell you in the care of protection of Allah. Then he says What are you doing? hora de voz

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de Sabina LA and a man who leaves fighting in the path of Allah spawn untied Mujahideen sebbene Allah, He is also in the care of a lot of hands on the protection of Allah subhana wa Tada. And then he says, What are deunan Harada had done and a man or a woman who leaves their home to perform Hajj they're also in the care and protection of alas Valentine. So we asked a lot of data to bless us all with the ability to perform hedge and not just has performed with a hedge mabou Delta if not this year, in the coming year. We ask a lot of us all those who are going to hedge with an accepted hedge such as echo Hayden

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chautala tomorrow 10am we'll meet back again and we'll start with an overview of hedge so please try and come please bring family bring friends how to be a great experience and we're going to go through every step physical and spiritual, fifth and spiritual aspects of hospitality. Before you get up we have a special presentation inshallah from one of the butters about Islamic world

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