Sweetness of Salah – 06 – Getting in the Zone

Farhan Abdul Azeez


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AI: Summary © The importance of taking notes during prayer, minimizing distractions, and praying in a safe environment is emphasized. Prayerers are encouraged to avoid sinful behavior, show their love for Islam, and remember the name of Islam. The importance of praying as if it is one's last period and not just for personal gain is emphasized. The segment also touches on the importance of showing oneself as a believer and as a model to others, as it reflects on one's behavior.
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Getting in the zone getting in the zone. So what do we mean by that? Well, I'm gonna go through 11 points that we need to do to help develop our for sure the things that we shouldn't recognize and know. And again, brothers and sisters, as I mentioned in the beginning of the course, if you want to benefit from this course you need to take notes, because you're going to learn this your new man is going to increase you're going to feel that well, that's awesome. But when it comes two days later or a week later, you're not going to remember it.

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So you need to take notes so I strongly encourage everyone take out if you don't have Pen Pen and paper, take out your cell phone, take out your iPad, whatever. Take notes, please for your own benefit all the time. Number one

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getting in the zone how do we get so we've we've heard that we've heard the call to prayer we love hearing this call we're affected by this call we make we'll do we think about all these things. Now we come when we get ready to pray, how do we have to shoot before we start? So now number one

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and by the way, I've said before, it's only number one? I never thought of it says that one the time for prayer can be that how about the Sunnah yet?

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No one watch that what you that when he when a time prepare came he would literally shake and Is this the color of his face would change why he sees john will love you up to an Amana out of the Hmong with all the ones he doesn't have a million.

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He says the time for a trust has come

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that the skies and the earth and the mountains refuse to take on. But I took it on.

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He equated the religion of Allah.

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We talked about yesterday the importance of prayer, you understand how they looked at the view and set up? So that is the dean so he would get scared he's like this is an Amana? Am I going to fulfill it properly or not? So number one, the most basic is think about what you are doing.

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Think about what you are what do I mean by that? Brothers is what do you send before Allah to you are worshipping unicenter worship means you are submitting yourself fully to all those kind of data you make record. You makes you humble yourself to Allah, you take out time from whatever it is you're doing, whether you're even in the surgery room, whether you're in the ER, whether you're in school, even Subhanallah think about what it is, no matter what position you're in, you have to pray.

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Even if you are so weak, you can only pray with your eyes, it is required of you to pray with your eyes. I remember I was in medical school I was in the or what happened was there was an emergency case came in, and the doctor, there's only one doctor, all the other residents and everything's are busy. So the doctor needed a hand to help him out to help with the surgery. So I was on anesthesia and they said okay, you gotta scrub in and help out on the case. So okay, but I had to pray.

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I was gonna go out and drain that case.

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And the case was a long case, you know, I was scrubbed in. And so I had to pray with with my eyes with my face. I'm standing in the surgery room and I had to pay with my face. Because there is no excuse for the one who comes in and they don't pray. No excuse.

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We talked about history in the hospital, he was about to die, his intestines were hanging out of his stomach, he still prefer not to.

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There's no excuse. So think about what you're doing that you're submitting yourself to Allah, you're praising him, you're thanking him for all the blessings, he's giving you how he's covered our sins. And even though we use the blessings, he's given us to sin against him, he still continues to give us blessings. We think about what we are doing. Number two,

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minimize distractions. It's a basic point, but again, it's important. For example, somebody has to use the bathroom. He's really got to go but he doesn't want to have to make me do again.

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Now So after we just talked about will do I think everybody wants to make little because they're rewarded.

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But let's say you just want to make we'll do against we praise lots and lots of them. But yes to go to the bathroom who is minds I'm going to the bathroom while he's praying positive said no, use the bathroom first, then come to pray. He says instead of an Asha of Malaysia, dinner before slept I shot meaning if you're hungry, and the time for prayer is there the food is served. don't pray first. because your mind is gonna be on the briyani while your body is in front of Allah.

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So eat first as long as of course there's time for prayer. It just is not the end of prayer. The time for prayer. Eat first. If you're hungry, this Buddhist serve, eat first then pray, minimize distractions. don't pray in a place where music is playing or the TV's on maybe the NBA Finals last night. He makes the TV right in the corner. So he's praying because the end game, okay?

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minimize the distractions. Number three,

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going to the masjid. This helps with push up. As we mentioned earlier that the pocket said that the shavon attacks. The believer just like the wolf attacks the lone sheep. So go to the mess when you're in Jamal, you have the protection of the Jamal and of course for them

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This is recommended for the sisters if you get more reward for praying at home for the men of course it's more recommended to pray in the masjid. In fact, the scholar saying if you live close enough to the message where you can hear the event, it's required to come. I believe in a blind for hobby. He wants to process any study out of cinema I am blind Do I have an excuse to not come to the prayer to promise that you have an excuse? Then he called him back? He said Do you hear that then he says yes I hear that. Then he says then come based on listening you're blind but you can hear so come based on your your hearing to the prayer This is a blind man. What about us if either especially here in

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the city Mashallah we have the homes in the apartments in the the townhomes right next to the mission. It's fun, required if you live close to the machine to attend the Mr. persona. If you live further away, then it's recommended to the best of your ability. So now when you go into the mission, there's many sub points under this point number one, the prompts that are inserted inside a Muslim that every step he says, He says mantova harpy beta.

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Beta member Utila, whoever makes will do in his home. Then he walks the house from the houses of Allah subhana wa Tada. Leah Leah, very welcoming for the love to pray one of the political prayers. He said, I said MCs can add hot hot water who is

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what Oprah found that he says that for the one who makes me go into his home and goes further than the mission. Every step he takes one step is the sin forgiven. And the other step is a rank race.

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So no brothers and sisters, when you walk into the mission, and especially here you have the blessing of walking to the mission, walk to the mission. every step you take, is a sin forgiven in a rank race. Can you imagine? And if you're driving on the island, what the reward is, maybe every time the wheel turns every time every for a long time what it is, first of all, we don't have to count the mercy of Allah, Allah is going to be merciful with us and generous with his kidney. But my reward, every step is a sin forgiven. And another step is a rank raised. Now what if your length persona

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especially the Imams in recruitment, right, the better the run in severely jiggle the keys, they say? Just to tell the man Hey, give me a second. Let me let me get

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the rough seven seasons I had even I haven't that would i would that when the public prepare is given them do not run to it, but come to it with calmness. He says, then pray whatever you read it whatever and make up whatever you miss, since when one of you is proceeding to the prayer, he is in fact, in prayer.

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Can you imagine you leave your home walking to the masjid and as soon as you leave your home, you are getting the reward as if you are in prayer.

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That's the beauty of this amazing

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on your way to where you get the reward as if you're in prayer. Not only that,

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well if you come to the masjid, let's say for the last hour that that is called you make Moodle and you sit in the masjid waiting for the Arma. We said to her is answered, but not only that, you know what happens? The problem says nine is up Salatin, micanopy masala, number one. Number one as we just mentioned, if you're waiting for the prayer, then you get the reward as if you are in prayer. Number two, he says, What's up dude, he can allow him of

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the angels as you were sitting waiting for the public to be given or making too hot for you. Even if you're a sinner, me I'm a sinner. I'm a weak Muslim. I missed. Today I overslept. Even you.

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The angel will say, Allah, Allah forgive him or Allah have mercy on him. Can you imagine you get the dough out of the angels, you're getting the word of being in prayer, every step you take. The process could have even said something Muslim, that if you knew the reward of spraying in the first row, you would draw lufs for it to come to that to get the position. As soon as people when it's time for players. Some people get the walls like they want to come really to get the wall come to the first room. You don't like if I told you I'd have tickets to the to the the thunder Miami game with a tomorrow or Monday or whatever the next game game. I got tickets. But as I told you isn't the

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up of the highest goal on the last road to be like, man, I just wants to watch the game on HD television to get a better view. And I'm saying that's cool. You got tickets and all but I really feel it. But if I told you I got tickets, front row, bro, Dallas Cowboys 50 yard line. We're in the middle. You want to be behind the goalposts you want to be the 50 yard line.

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You want to be right in the middle. Same thing that analogy for the most rewarding position is right behind the email. But it should be kept for those who have knowledge because the union has to leave and

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then the person right behind the man steps forward to finish the prayer. And he corrects it you know he makes a mistake. But come to the first rule get the reward. Why do we long for the first row for sports teams but we don't long for the first row with the less amount of time come to the first row and say Oh Allah I came early for

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You're a steak, Master or you can.

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Now just by the way, just just some quick comment about coming early to prayer. If you come early, my humble advice is perform. So people come early and you want to pump the closest spot right? Like even if you go to Walmart, you're shopping through here, the Supercenter he knows the parking because it's this kind of strange because you'll see people let's say there's an open spot here and two spots down. There's somebody who just got there with their cart, and they have to load the groceries and move the cart out you don't people do they wait for that one. Even though there's a spot right before it you want to get the closest one possible playing man if you just park earlier

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to the purpose that one small further, you would have been inside the store and already probably got half of your groceries. That's how you even parked in the second one is closer.

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People kind of get closer, I kind of get close. But when you come to pray, if you're early Park far, why two reasons. Number one, you get more footsteps. More since forgiving the higher rank you raise number two for the people who may came late. And this is not this is not to reward people who come late, but the people who come late now they can park closer and get they won't miss as much of the prayer. So it's a win win. You really win. Why not? And I've seen some brothers in this community who do that they park it all the way at the end and they walked along when

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it's awesome. It's banking on the edge and why not? I don't feel like I'm missing out on the underwater prayer. Remember every step you take the word the messenger in printer. So just an advice even for Jamal those kind of things do do if you can, it's more for you and helps out your brothers and sisters who come late. Please number four.

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Know that when you are praying you are joining the creation of Allah and worshiping him the person I'm sending in a sign up for this summer.

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He says that the skies have led out these moments of distress and they have every right to do so he sees one lady next to Mohammed in be Eddie Murphy. Hello Do Shivani

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sir didn't get you said hello. He says that there is no position the width of a hands level except that there is an angel with his forehead on the ground.

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Instead, and on the ground in the sky, the ground whatever it is to them, worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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You know, when I talked about Islam this morning, he said the person went through the first heaven in the second heaven in the third heaven. Do you know what that means? And by the way, when I say heaven doesn't mean paradise, I mean sky through seven skies, which I'm using the term Heaven, seven heavens, but it's not genuine. It's not paradise. It's seven skies. You don't

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want to

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be Xena teeny little kawaki. But we have indeed beautified the Santa dunya. With the beauty of stars. No, that means that means all what we know.

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All the stars we The sun is the closest stars 4.2 billion not miles 4.2 billion light years away.

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All the galaxies that we've discovered, all the stars that we are aware of all of that is just from the lowest of us that are dunya.

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And you know the process and have said comparing some engineer to the second summer, he sees the first match the second summer, this first guide to the second sky is like the size of a ring in a desert.

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Can you imagine how vast the creation of Allah is?

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And the second happens in the third is like a ring in a desert, and the third to the fourth like a ring in the desert until the seventh and the seventh sky compared to the courtesy of Allah is like a ring in a desert subhana wa Cadillac

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will not we have not given allies due rights.

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This is how wide the creation of Allah is. And the Prophet when he went through them. He witnessed all this. And he saw agenda and he saw Hellfire and he saw the tree in the rivers of 10 beautiful sights. But the President said that there is no space and all the sky's the hand of this much can you imagine how many angels that is? All they're making says it's Allah subhana wa Tada. So now when you and I pray, never feel like you're alone. You're at Walmart, you got to pray in the in the somewhere maybe people called the dressing room and one time I was in I was in Kohl's my cousin we had to pray so we went to the dressing room awards for the room dress you

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could run it ran out. Wherever You Are you praying maybe your school and your friends. I know what you're doing.

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You're at work, you got to tell your boss I gotta go praying. People are scared people get caught with a coat in the sink.

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I don't know what people make excuses. What are you doing? Sometimes you feel lonely as a believer in a land of disbelievers.

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But never feel lonely because when you pray you're joining

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What the angels you know, imagine how many angels that is 70,000 angels both are beaten by more than never returned again every day that's the case, there's an infinite amount of angels, and they're worshipping along like this. So don't feel alone, even if you're alone in this world, you're joining the ranks of the angels in the heavens. Number five, when you pray, the earth that you pray on will be a witness for you.

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Think about this ultimate season sort of the sort of divine

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about around 1000. And as people were killed, they were destroyed by the sea. Allah says, firma, Beckett's on a

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body that the sky is and the earth did not wait for them, nor were they given any respect. So a man wants to even above and he asked them, What does it mean to the, to the skies of the earth week for someone

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once said, almost killed, Allah said the sky and the earth didn't cry for them, do the skies and the earth weep for someone, even at best, he says, yes.

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There is no one who does not have a gate in the heavens, through which His provision comes down and is good deed a sense. When the believer dies, this gate by which that your good deeds would ascend, he says, this gate cries for the death of this believer missing the good deeds that used to come through it.

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So brothers and sisters, every one of us has a specific place in the heavens, where there is a gate by which our good deeds are sent to Allah.

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Now what do we send through that gate? You see, just like we all have a reputation in this world. This person is the doctor, this person's engineering the person is a student of knowledge this person is is the president of the mission, this person is a teacher, this person, whatever, everybody has a reputation, this person is good, this person is kind this person is funny. We all have reputations in the heavens.

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All of us have reputation in the skies.

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Now the believer is the one who doesn't care for his reputation in this world, but rather, he cares for his reputation with Allah and the angels.

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So when you every time you do a good deed, your visa sent through this gate, and when you die, this gate weeps for the person missing him in the good deeds, and he had been our best he says, and the place of prayer on earth, where he used to pray and remember Allah also weeps for him.

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Now think about this brothers and sisters next time you're standing

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here in question

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is gonna work for you on the Day of Judgment, when you're in your home, and you're ready to assume that this is where we live, where we're putting the cars at home, that peace of mind in your home is going to work for you on the Day of Judgment, oh, law.

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Following up, I shot

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these people you used to worship law on me.

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Now, ask yourself this, what kind of testimony will the person give about our prayer?

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He prayed a good prayer.

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You pray to pray to Allah, repetitive prayer flow of deputies and laziness. So now when you pray,

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this peace of mind is going to witness

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you the poet he says that can

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webapps acts whatever

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you call

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it ad to him, you attach it

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them, they cry during the night and they spend the night in with their tears and they never get bored.

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We see

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the corners of the earth long for these people. And they let almost like a sigh of relief

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and comfort when these believers minister on top of there

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How will we remember this assistance think about that? That were your credit is the witness freedom and whatever we need to do I said to the heavens through this gate number six now this is a week hygiene. So we had even recorded about it again if I share how do you do this week, I will tell you it's week but just to share so you know, lots of beautiful, awesome season in this either October October so

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I was

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happy that kulla come out half of

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one of the believer stands to pray he makes will do good. He does a good job of this will do we talked about that. And he prays and he does a good job with recording so just meaning he does a good job in his prayer. So now we'll tell this person happy to calaca

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Hello Penny, may Allah preserve you just like you have preserved me. Not only that, he continues

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he says to me in the summer on one or

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fantastic boundaries

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she's done this Sarah will be raised to Allah subhanho wa Taala until it reaches a law.

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And how do you see that has a light and shining from the solar as it's going up to Allah and it will intercede on the one who prayed this prayer? Imagine your Salah goes up to Allah and say Oh Allah, this sleeve of yours has prayed a prayer in which he honored me and he preserved the rights of me so Allah preserve him preserve her Allah

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so now when you think about this and you recognize this when you were about to pray and stand before Allah, you can pray with for short and concentration number seven

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and by the way this continues let me just finish that the president says what you will do one hour two hours to do that for one year and if we don't do a good job in this will do and it's recording this to June the Salah will tell the person but yeah kolak Imelda yet and

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you know me you may you like be lost just like you lost me.

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And then it will go to Allah Subhana Masada behind the summer why they why they have all metal for whom they do it. We'll go up to the skies but we'll have this darkness the good So now we'll have this light, this one will have darkness and this and it will be closed everything around it won't even be able to ascend to the last panel.

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Now, number seven, the next point, pray as if this is your last prayer. Bob's gonna send us these either thumbs up so logic for suddenly

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he's asking himself when you stand to pray, pray as if you were praying the prayer of someone who's bidding farewell.

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Imagine brothers and sisters if you knew that the prayer you're going to make is your last prayer if you knew when you leave today, hello, you're getting the Carson you're gonna die Will you care that you're you're that you have to go back and you have homework you have to finish or that the you have to finish cooking or you have to go back to the basketball game or you have to go watch the TV show or whatever it is that people keep themselves busy with what you care

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even important things would you care if this is your last period ever going to make in your life.

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But it doesn't have advised us when you pray? Think about that. That Yeah, Allah This is my last prayer and we're gonna make you will pray completely differently versus thinking oh, this is a task we got to take care of assigning gifts from a list of tasks

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that just

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lit full laziness. This is your last prayer. How many people brothers and sisters how many millions of people have died? How many Muslims have died? expecting to make it to the next period but they never made it?

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How many millions billions.

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So prayers if it's your last prayer number eight

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know that you are talking to Allah subhana wa once you know what's interesting is Inter Milan Milan comes what is the time people cry and find out the most?

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When do people cry in front of them?

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you notice that they don't cry and so our most people don't order records. You wonder they cry when the man is making the art and what's it in blue? Right? That's when people cry Why

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we thought about

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the end up throwing Raiders. But why do people cry? The one when the draft has been made but not when the recitation is being made the same lesson over the last few years is being made Why did they cry them?

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Because you know when when you're making the hots Allah you feel like you feel like you're talking to Allah Subhana Allah.

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You feel like you're talking to Allah, I love listening to you. You're asking him for help. You're asking him for, for whatever it is you're asking him for. And when you understand that you're talking to Allah, you feel this connection that you don't feel other parts of prayer. And then you're like, oh, Allah above the seven heavens above that. He is listening to me, I'm talking to him. I need the insignificant save the sinner have an audience with a less animal. It's

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just that realization constitutes the fall. But the Muslims in these in

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Nigeria, the young daughter, Caitlin unigene.

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He said, When any one of you stand to pray, know that he is talking to us kind of what's the honor and confiding in the most panda what's Allah? So let everyone look to how he is talking to Allah.

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You know, if I told you

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if Dirk divinsky called you right now.

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Now's your right for real loved activity.

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He calls you and he's like, imagine you pick up and you're like, give us the dirt. Or he has a German accent. I don't know how he taught.

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Imagine he's talking. You're like, bro

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Novitsky Are you kidding me? right away you tweet Hey, guess who I talk to today? he posts on you call your friend like, Hey, you know, I don't want you to call me today. Target a busy man. You call him two minutes later. Hey, by the way, you know what happened two minutes ago, you called me today, you'll be like, I started with a bro and the man dude. I mean, I got superstars calling me even when you know, when you're sitting in a lecture or something with the ship, you know? And the chef calls you out by name. Imagine you're like, it's the convention and like, check out some of these give me a talk. And he's like, I want to give a shout out to my voice and man. He's just the man. Like

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thinking about 20,000 people he called me out I feel special.

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You know, Allah subhanaw taala talks to you when you pray. Well, that

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was the last panel to hear.

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You talk to a love and every prayer.

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Don't do we feel anything special when we pray? Or was it just like, man, I gotta pray again.

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It's 5am is fitted suit early. I got a bench 300 pound blanket off me. I mean,

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I give up I'm gonna go back to

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how do we last talking to us? You know, we talk to a lot when we say yeah, cannot with what you're gonna say. There's only You we worship we say something

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to you as the priests, all of us full of talking to Allah. But we don't feel that because we don't feel that our facade becomes empty movements. But feel like you're talking to Allah. No, only that. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions your name. Maybe this analogy fits better here. When you get when a famous person calls you out by name. You're like, wow, this person mentioned me. Allah mentions you when you pray.

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I was gonna say he's gonna put on

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No know, Allah says, and recite what we have revealed to you from the book The Quran, and establish the prayer for certainly prayer stops you from evil and wicked deeds, then he sees one of the Victrola.

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And the remembrance of Allah is greater and Allah knows what you do. Now what does that mean? the remembrance of Allah is greater.

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Those of you here in the beginning in the morning session, what is the purpose of prayer?

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You're still awake?

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Well, the theme is,

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the victory established appear to remember Allah. So Allah says in the remembrance of Allah is greater. So even our best he asks, he asks a man I believe in an obeah. He says, What does this mean? Well, Allahu Akbar. And the remembrance of Allah is greater What does that mean? So the man said,

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Victrola he would just be happy but to me what to me. When we pray, we think Pamela, we say,

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we're remembering a lot. So this is what it means the remembrance of Allah is important part of the prayer that you remember a lot of you don't play with a negligent mind. I mean, I bet he says, No, you don't he says, and the remembrance of Allah is greater he says that as the crow law he called at bottom in victory calm in Yahoo.

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how Allah subhana wa tada remembers you is greater than your remembrance of Allah. And he remember he mentioned the verses

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gordonii Golden welcome. Remember me and I will remember you.

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So when you stand before Allah, and you're remembering Allah, imagine brothers and sisters, Allah is mentioning you by name. Yeah, about Me. Me. Who am I?

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What? What has given me the right to the mentioned by Allah? Can you imagine waiting? The President went to him and he said, Allah has commanded to me come in and meet to recite to you sudo for the base.

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So imagine the Muslim comes to you? And he says to you, a lot has told me to recite to Susan's begginer What would you What would you What do you feel

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like Wow, man?

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No, they asked the prophets I said me at one question.

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I said Well, some money

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to Allah, my creed that Allah mentioned like me. He mentioned me and your slave from the slaves of Allah. He mentioned my name.

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The Prophet said, Yes. He told me to recite to you by name.

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obey her that he just broke down crying.

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Allah mentioned my Me, me, who am I?

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When we pray to Allah, remember Allah, Allah mentions us Allah subhanho wa Taala. Do you understand what that means? Allah

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I mentioned us by name.

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Allah next time you pray now in your city there before the comma, you're getting ready. You're like I am about to stand before my Lord, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and he's gonna remember me. He's gonna mention my name. How will your concentration change?

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Not only that, but let's have the positive season waiting

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for later and financial tip two for people watching nobody watching TV sadati madam Yellowjackets number 10. Rosana said is

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that what you stand for pretty soulless panda. What's Allah? Allah subhanho wa Taala looks at you.

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Allah faces you.

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You even me if I'm a sinner, even you. My email is so weak and I I do so many bad things allows me to look at me directly mean, even you.

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He's like I'm saying Allah looks at his slave when he prays so long as a slave doesn't turn away from Allah. What does that mean?

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Does that mean so long as you don't turn away from looking down when you're making such as out? Yes, but there's more to them. The actual of the meaning of the heavy, the original medium heavy, is not physically looking away. It's actually turning away with the hearts. So you start praying and thinking about Allah. Then you remember, oh man, the Mavericks team owner who's gonna win today.

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When you turn away with your heart, when you stop remembering Allah, Allah turns his face away from you.

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So now you have extra motivation to keep focusing on Allah is looking at you, so long as you remember unless I know it's number 11. But if we understand this, if we understand that we're talking to Allah, and Allah is mentioning us by name, and the earth is going to witness for us in our dealings descend to the heavens in the sun, I was going to testify on our behalf, and we understand that we're going to talk to Allah and Allah is going to look at us the question then becomes, how will we prepare ourselves for this meeting with Allah?

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Allah, Allah.

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Yeah, Benny.

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Lemus Jesus, Oh son of Adam. Take your beauty. Take your good clothes when you go to the messages when you go to the place of prayer.

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So when you stand before Allah brothers and sisters go pump on your PJs, man, people come to fetch it in the masjid in their pajamas.

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You're gonna stop I'm gonna look at you need to come in your pajamas. If you if I told you you're gonna stand before your boss forget the king or the president or or the greatest person in this earth your boss at work

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would you show up with your hair disheveled and and you know your sleepy eyes and you're coming in with your Pokemon pajamas? Hey, we had a meeting today.

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people not just went to some guy especially his summer vacation now people wake up a lot of times when it comes to the mission or they pray at home in the pajamas or the whole time.

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I mean really you're standing before a panel that the King of all kings and you're gonna come stand before him like this

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fuzziness I commend the couldn't be mister take your good close when you go to the place of prayer to stand before Allah with with this with a reverence for Allah you recognize who you're standing before to get ready for the occasion. And we'll take a break after I read to you this article.

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This article is on his website by the way called I got it covered that org website I think I see some sisters and near where I live in Michigan and Windsor. They started this website is called I got it covered.org It's a website dedicated for sisters to support them for a job so I really recommend for the sisters check it out. It's a very good website. I got it covered.org and for the brothers too. I read it a lot you know why because when you're dealing with men if you have daughters or your wives or your sisters or your friends not your not your cousins and when you need to also learn how to teach them to wear a job and the value of your job and you know the scholar see

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the hijab is like the flag of Islam You are the flag bearers of his time sisters and the brothers very welcome we have an easy because the sisters are recognized whenever they go people recognize you as a Muslim, the better the better sometimes you can mix in so we actually have to take it upon ourselves brothers to really try and you know, support our sisters as much as possible.

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So this article is on there and somebody had posted on Facebook and I saw it's a really a very powerful article. I want to share it with you. It's actually the theme of the conference is getting ready for Ramadan. Right. So there's actually articles about Ramadan specifically. So let me read it to you. The title is I wore my best t job today.

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I wore my best free job last night. A beautiful shiny t job with brain embroidery and sweet sequence. I never wear bright scarves when I go out. I actually try for dull matte colors usually black if I'm being completely honest, to match the black is that I

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Where I don't want to look bad when I go out. But I don't want to look particularly attractive or decorated when I'm outside my home either. I do it because of this iron and the iron sort of two new world lessons Allah says, and tell the believing woman to lower their gaze and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment, except that which necessarily appears I mean the face in the hands. So he doesn't By the way, it's not just you know, where he doesn't take clothes. That's not he does. He does that you cover your hair and you cover your body, loose clothing all the way through. So you wear this gym bag or I buy or something to cover the body. So it's, it's covered.

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And finally we see sisters, just like Sarah has become mechanical, a job is become mechanical.

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That is this. I wear it. I don't know what it means. I don't understand the modesty behind understand why I'm doing it. People say I'm modest in my heart. So don't tell me to wear jobs. It's like people say,

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the equivalent of it is, well, I worship a lot of my heart but I have to pray.

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Right? I don't have to worship Allah. I worship Allah in my heart, that you have to do a lot of things to do. That's a given you have to answer the call of Allah. So she says,

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I'm contented and comfortable with the way I dress happy even. But wearing black can be hard for just one reason. There are so many beautiful hijabs out there, I see them, I want them and sometimes I buy them. I know I'll never wear them outside. But there's so so beautiful. And I tell myself, maybe on it, I'll make an exception. Or maybe I'll wear it as an accessory at home. And I buy them. I store them in my closet, sometimes thinking of ways and times to wear them often feeling guilty for owning things I don't need and don't use, and always when I see them, thinking how beautiful they are. But last night was different. Last night, I couldn't resist, and I tingle with excitement

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as I felt the strongest urge to dress up. I showered I wore my best hijab, a light blue shiny job with gold and copper tone embroidery, and delicates delicate sparkling sequence. I wore my best idea to a long flowing gown. I say for the best occasions, I spray perfume over myself and everywhere. I like clean scent. That's one of my favorites.

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Normally I would die before I went out went out dressed this way. I've never left my home all perfumed up and I pray that I never do. But last night was different. Last night, I didn't go out last night after I had clean and dress, adored and perfumed myself. I laid out my prayer rug and I prepared to meet and manage the king. I learned this from our role models before us. When the last two nights of Ramadan would arrive. The righteous for our predecessors would get ready, they would prepare for the last two nights of Ramadan. And for Laila to get ready to greet them like they would really need. They would work hard and cleaning themselves and cleaning themselves both inside and

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out. According to injuried they used to refer preferred to me Wilson every night of the last 10 nights and then the hot he used to me it was an every night of the last two nights. Some of them will may listen and get perfumed on the nights when it was most hoped to be late. And

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then she goes on to I'm skipping something she says to me but that Ilan who had a garment he had bought for 1000 dyrham which he would only wear on the night when he hoped would be able to cotton and fabric it will banana Tabitha banana and heavy oil, what were their best clothes and get perfumed and what perfume domestic with the best perfumes on the nights they hope to be later. It was all part of the preparation. The last 10 nights are here. And it's time for every sister to pull out her prettiest t job. Her prettiest abaya her sweetest perfume and the best phrases of do. It's time to meet Allah in prayer at the best time of the year to greet the best of seasons and the best

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of nights. So long as we're at home, there is every reason to make a party of our clothes. And if we are going to the massages, then we can still do our best while avoiding anything wrong. It's time to bring our cleanest investment outside and work hard on bringing the cleanest on the best on the inside to

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this is the idea we're talking about. You're getting ready to stand before a minute the King of all kings. So let me stand before Allah. Anywhere. Some must give some athletic, you know, we're good clothes don't come like look like a scrub. We're nice and dress up and you know clean brush your teeth. Most of them assume that that you use them as swag or brush your teeth smell good. And just before we take a break just a quick couple quick points that they say it's McLuhan disliked, that when you pray, for example, becomes a prayer and your sleeves are rolled up like this.

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Don't start praying like this. We stand up for a love stand with humility. Roll down your sleeves. They say well, is that really being arrogant? It's a sign of arrogance. And maybe people don't do it because of arrogance. But still, to humble yourself completely. What's better as you lower your sleeves if you're wearing a dress shirt, some people you know they keep the shirt open. And again, this could be a form of arrogance that Humble yourself button up your shirt properly. Don't leave it open those type of things.

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Like this sample from the humble,

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it comes with it dressed properly, make sure your home is covered at a minimum, especially brothers. Sometimes people wear short t shirts. So when they go into surgery with these we see things we don't need to see them

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need to see that. And it messes up your, your hours and covers to wear something that covers you properly. So as you guys were talking about

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this, this is especially guys who are buff, they try to you know, like show their stuff and that were modest, man, be modest. They will have muscle shirts that are short and small so that you can show off your biceps and your chest and stuff. But they when you go into that when you're showing yourself that you shouldn't be showing us when you should be monitored like our sisters are modest here is not just for sisters, President said that he was doing a show about that he man has more than 60 something branches, but he singled out Hey

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man, and modesty and chastity is a part of Eon. In fact it is every religion has a known characteristic by which it is defined. And the defining characteristic of the snam is is modesty. And to give you an idea and I'll end with this you know when we talk about the hubbub yesterday in the football you guys were hearing the football you know when he realized he was gonna die, you know what he did?

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He sent His Son Abdullah to it so the mother of the believers

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and he said go to Russia and send send her son I'm not from a middle group meaning but from a modem.

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Don't send send out from the leader of the believers send Sudan from Amman because I am no longer the leader of the believers. And ask her Ahmad would like to be buried next to his two companions. I just father of a worker and her husband and son of they're both buried in the roof of a house.

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So he says, I want to be buried next to them my companions. So Abdullah comes to Russia and Russia. He finds her crying because I'm about to die. She's so sad.

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So he waits for her. And when she comes down a little she says he says, I mean let me know I mean, I mean, I'm gonna hook Bob send Salaam an answer. He can be very Nexus to companions. You know it, she says.

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She says I was holding this spot for myself.

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To be very next to my father, the greatest man after prophets abubaker to be very next to my husband, the greatest man period, promise myself.

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But today, she says I will give preference to Mr. over myself.

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This is our mother.

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Our role models from the men and for the woman. This is our role model.

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You don't have to stop when his son comes back. He says he was lying. He was lying down because injury was so bad. He says sit me up. I want to get the news and I'm ready for it. What do you think this is the most important thing to me after so that after the the Muslims, this is the most important thing to me personally. So Abdullah says the news all my other heisha has agreed, then, you know, Bobby says this is for the brothers looking how men should treat their women, not just their wives and sisters, but sisters in Islam. This is how the honor we treat our sisters with. He says after I die

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after I die and I pass away, take my body to her outside her house her room. Again send Salaam not from a meter with me. But

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again asked for permission that I be buried next to my two companions. And if she says no, then take me to the graveyard of the Muslims. Why did he do that? Because he knew she was emotional. Maybe she felt bad for that she would just agreed to let him be buried there.

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So after he dies, ask ask her again.

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This is Pamela.

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And he did that and I gave him permission. But you know, I used to say this what I mean by POTUS. Do you brothers and sisters, I said is our mother Oh my god. She's our mother. We learn from her we want to be like her.

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She sees after Ahmad was very there and my rule of thumb is her father

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is hurt is her husband her back home.

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But as he says when armor was varied in my room, he's dead. And he's six feet underground. She says I could never enter my room again without a job without Jabba without being fully covered up in my own my own home my own room. What because a man who was laid off

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is in the room even though he's dead and buried six feet under.

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So Sisters now when you go out and how can you help? Well this is the example our mother your mother left. How can you go out in the public and show your beauty to the people that Allah has given you as a blessing? How can you use that fussing to sin against Allah?

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This is how much I Isha held on to Hi. This is the defining characteristic of a believer brothers and sisters.

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is higher is modesty. And it's not just for sisters for the men as well. And if we are modest our sisters will reflect that. But men have become so so bold in the way they talk and the way they act and the way they dress. It reflects on our sisters as well.

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So shout out to Anna when we stand before Allah, we stand with humility and modesty and we worship Allah in a way that we ask Allah is befitting of him.