Reconnect with Your Creator #04 Always with Him – Taqwa

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The speakers discuss the difficulties of fasting during quarantine and the importance of building on learning. They emphasize the importance of knowing one and avoiding discomfort, as well as being aware of one's behavior and avoiding harm. The speakers also provide examples of how people are scared and not being recognized when doing things. They stress the importance of learning to fit Islam's standards and finding one's true values. The segment emphasizes the need for change and practice control, as well as avoiding peer pressure and seeking help from others.

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just like unlock it for coming it's really any you make me happy not because me should be happy but is the keenness of Southern California to learn

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you know, I was like you and again I'm gonna say this not to make you only feel better but 3d No, no, in spite of what you think of yourself, you have a lot of failure. Any program you all run and come I mean, Saturday was amazing. For me. I mean, I go all over the country and I give a lot of talks and everywhere. I haven't seen people who are raining and raining in California is like snowing in other places and people drove two hours literally one lady told me two hours in the rain. And now here you go. So Tuesday you know 630 You just came from school or work or or put dinner on left, may Allah reward you. And this number one and number two, the fact you are coming to learn

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that means you have a lot of good news and build on it. That's the whole idea. Build on it wherever you are. Yanni. If you think you are here, which I don't think so but let's assume or people think you are here, build on it. If I am here build on if I are up top, I still need to build on and build on it by practicing what you are learning. Practicing what you're learning. Today's subject is a little bit tough one gonna say well, every week is tough. Now, this one is tough, because it is difficult to to do it. And if anyone says it is easy, make sure you see me after the class. No, I really mean it. And it is the goal of the fasting of Ramadan.

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So if anyone asks you why do you fasted Ramadan? The first answer is, Allah told me, Allah Alhamdulillah. But why Allah wants me to fast for 30 days for at least 12 or 14 hours. And the minute count, I always say this to myself, six in the morning, for example, this morning 512 I can drink 513 I can't. I mean, what is it a minute.

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He trains me he's training me same thing in the evening. What is Allah said about the verse of this young that you're gonna keep hearing it from now to La Mulana throw out from Allah. What did he say? Yeah, you have to Dina and Manu coochie ballet como Surya. Kumar, quotevalet Latina publikum y la isla calm that taco. Oh, you believe her all of us. See I'm fasting has become obligation. katiba is an obligation is not writing. It became an obligation on you. Like the people before you why you're upbeat. And people will ask you this question. Sometimes you ask yourself, why do I have to do this? This is so hard. Learn your content taco. So you may attain taco I will translate throughout the

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whole what is Taco?

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It's a huge word. All of us use it. Sometimes you look at him says tequila. Has anybody said this to you? Right after Kafala and you get so offended. Right? If somebody's gonna upset looks at you and says it tequila coffee. What does this word mean?

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Bismillah don't tell me Allah here. Let's put a disclaimer. It is not Allah.

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That's a hope we're going to talk about later on. That's not fear. Taqwa is not fear. What is the core?

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I'm sorry.

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So you will be conscious of Allah. That's probably the best translation. Allah conscious. So let's say What is Allah conscious? Are you now conscious of the person next to you? You feel this somebody next to you, everyone, right? Doesn't matter. You know them. You don't know them is not the issue. But you feel this somebody? So what are you going to be you're not going to be leaning? Right? You're not going to be moving? Because there's somebody next to me. So I'm conscious. What does that mean? When I am a lot conscious?

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That's the easy way of Taekwondo. And I'll give you what scholars define turquoise. Meaning I always and this is the difficult side. Always, not when I can. Not when I'm in Makkah not in Ramadan, not when I'm in Masjid only. It's always 24/7 That's the goal. Don't get despair. That's the goal. I am always conscious of Allah.

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always conscious of Allah. He is seeing me. He's hearing me. He's gonna help me

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All the Beautiful Names of Allah have a Jamal and also the scary ones. You bring them all together. When I am in need. I know he is listening to me. I know he sees me sitting on the floor. I know he sees me speaking, Allah conscious. And what this will lead. That's what we're going to all talk about. So let me give you some of the definitions of taco and one of them probably Bure the most beautiful one, and you see it wherever you're gonna read is going to tell you the following taco Allah and Tamela Bella Atilla and annuli min Allah told us how Albula water water truck Marcia Tila and I normally mean Allah Maha for Thai Fabia I'm going to try sleet to let me just make sure I am

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here Hamdulillah. So basically what it is, is, you're going to do everything

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and pay attention to the words you do. Do is saying do is sitting, do is thinking, do is planning everything and Thomas. Second beta Atilla you do you say you don't say you don't do because only one reason that's what he wants me to do. Obedience of Allah. So number one, it's an action, internal or an external to is not how I wanted what I liked it, or my mom taught me with the country where I live in tells me

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what he told me whether clearly in the Quran whether through Roswaal a salatu salam. So basically how and the most important one, why?

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Tofu, tell reduce how Allah you only do that? Because you want Allah to reward you. That's why it's Allah conscious. I don't see you. When I am with Turkey. I don't see you. I'm doing a good deed for you. I'm not waiting for you to tell me exactly now. I don't care if you like it, or you don't like it. I don't see it. I see him.

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That's why you're always Allah conscious. And you always say this to yourself. I know he will reward you.

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People may may not may appreciate may not win. We all know that. But I know he will.

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And the opposite is true. Which we need to start with the opposite, because the opposite is our problem. At least what I see in myself. Ted Turow. camassia Tila stay away from any disobedience there is no effing. But or maybe with this one, Marcia Tila you stay away from anything that Allah told you don't do.

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Based upon what he said, not what I was told. Or again culture or my mom. No, he said it. And for only one reason. I want him to be pleased with me.

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Are you all with me? That's Toccoa that's the core and the one of the most beautiful ones. And that's very easy. Much easier than the first one I lie of Kodaka hate to Amarok while I educa Hi, Tony Hawk. Let me translate that Allah will never see you. This is so to me is moving, that he will never miss you. Allah never miss you what he wants you to be

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and never find you in a place where he doesn't want you to be.

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Let's practice this. So it's lower time.

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Mahara time Salah time where he wants me to be in general

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in Salah, so he is going to look and say, Where is Surah o surah. On her phone.

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Surah is sleeping. No need to sleep but she's sleeping as Tara is doing things that he's going to look at why in place of Salah whether it's in the masjid, whether it's in your home in your room, it doesn't matter. But that's what he usually see me. And he say where is she?

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Now your Fluka hyphal Amara Well, I really do Kaituna Hawk he there is places things he doesn't wants to see me there. It doesn't be fit to me. I always say this word to me. It doesn't fit me as a Muslim. And then he looks and he see me there then I am not on with Turkey. Did you get that? So let's give an examples. Right concerts which is very normal in this country, in every country these days. And there is all the disobedience of Allah you all know this right? Everything without going into the details. Is that what he wants me when he looks and he sees all of us who are semi all Vasa he's the the all looks at everything. So he is turned to the masjid is Mahara time or turn to your

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room. And that's your macro

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How he doesn't find you. Where is she? And he turned to the concert and finds you there. I'm an ATM.

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Or he sees you watching this or that on the TV or texting something not now, just this doesn't mean every time on Salah I'm going to be on my surgery, I'm talking about things that is not necessary or time sensitive.

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Then the more you will do this, see what I told you. It's between you and Allah Taqwa is all about you and Allah. It's not about people. Once you start seeing people in fact, you're not on my topic.

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Once I start seeing you Oh, what are they going to say about me? Oh, then I'm not on the topic. Um, I'm gonna take care of people. I'm conscious of people. But what we will need to do is your turkey, have Allah subhanahu wa taala. So you know, it said beautiful word about it. Another definition of taco and it's of course rhymes because he was a poem. He said allow for minute, JD while Amma Looby Tenzin or Reba will Khalil al Estado de mer hailed

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it rhymes beautiful. May Allah helped me to translate this, he said allow for Minelli JD taco. He here he used the word fear. You are afraid of the mighty.

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And he was the Jedi. You're one of the names of Allah. You're afraid of the mighty. But that's not all. That's why I told you Toccoa is not only fear one. And two were Lamelo with Tenzin and you act and do according what he sent down.

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Three, were reliable colleague hada. One of our main problems you are so content with the minimum you have.

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Minimum we have and we don't have minimum, but whatever we have, I am so content, and the fourth, get ready for the day of departure. That's exactly what he said, when he sat down to the O'Meara. Hey, and I'll get ask you a question all of you. So you know what he means? If someone comes right now

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looks at me and says, Hey, fat 10pm You're done. You're going to be did?

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Is that possible?

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Of course. Do I know when I'm dying? Do you know when you're going to leave? So Allah gave me a three hours and 15 minutes warning what I'm going to do with them.

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I'm going to go and watch TV. I am going to go and get my coffee. I am going to go and just sleep because there's nothing else to do.

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What I'm going to do

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everything I can do in this three and 15 minutes that I need to do. That's all my life. I said one day, I'll do them, then you are ready to go.

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That's what he's saying. Well, it's Dooley. O'Meara Hale, get ready. And don't tell me Age.

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Age has nothing to do with the day we are leaving. There's people who died when I went in the earthquake, the mother the grandmother was 60 She's alive talking to me. And the girl is 10 years old, she died.

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And the son who is in history is alive, but the wife was in her 20s died. So Taqwa Allah is always in my mind, like we always saw aware of people. We are always aware of people. If this needs to change, you are always aware of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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How do I get there? I mean, this is by the way, this is a course i gave it for a week. So I'm gonna whatever Allah let me and time is allowed that at least practically how do I get there?

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And I'm not gonna listen to a 45 minutes lecture while I'm gonna go and become one with Turkey. Where do I start?

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Let me give you a clue, and you will all

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when we always think of people, when are you so worried that the person you'll know will not be happy with you?

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Whether it's your friend, parents, children, husband, spouse, it doesn't matter. When are you always worried when it gets so sad? When that person is not happy with you one. Thank you.

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When you love them that's why I stopped I did two weeks ago love for you.

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If you love Allah truly go back to the love that we did it again online. If you truly love Allah, and tada, it will be so sad. Feeling internally, nobody knows I'm gonna have to make an announcement. Who knows? I will be so hurt and sad. When I am not doing what he wants me to do. Or if I did and we are weak and we all do. I am going to be very sad and regretful because I love him. I'm not afraid I'm love him. I'm afraid he will not love me. I'm afraid I'm gonna lose him. You know these words we use. So the first step to get to this

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We still have three weeks and Ramadan is an addition. Number one, and two and three and four and five. No Who is Allah?

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Don't be the person who knows Allah only when you want him.

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When you need something, you have an exam, you have an interview, there is a deadline, your son or daughter are sick. And now look at my DUA and yours. And when everything is Alhamdulillah Life is good.

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So number one knowledge, this is where it starts. starts by knowledge, you're gonna say how I'm gonna do this, you know what turned to him and say, this is one of the drives I always do for myself. Yeah, mfam Sulayman family is from the Quran Allah said about Satanists. Rhema for him na Sudima we made Sulayman aware and understand of this, because it was complicated. So okay, Please, teach you. Well, Allah has responded to me. When I say Allah, please teach me about you. Let me love you. Let me be aware of you, make you more important to anybody else in my life for me, is going to say you know what, no. Hasha so number one is knowledge. The more you know Allah, the more you will

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know Him and you will love him. And once you love Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Who unless you have this feeling you it's not going to be easy for you to understand.

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Not eating or drinking become a piece of cake. Waking up in the middle of the night to pray is not a big deal. Covering your hair or dress properly is not a big deal being the only one that does what to please Allah and everybody else is not doing it doesn't matter. Because it's a personal relationship. That's taqwa, taqwa its definition. In English, it's a shield actually. The shield you see the people who have the shield when they are fighting, right? Like if you're doing fencing and they they carry the shield, that stucco.

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The shield is to protect you from harm with Allah is to protect you from his punishment, or forget punishment from his anger. Or I call it I don't like these words, and I like the love relationship. I say it Taqwa will protect me from me being not loved by Allah's pantalla

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and I cannot do that.

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I can't When you love somebody and that person says I'm upset with you get so hurt. What about Allah subhanaw taala taco Han Allah. One of the most common things mentioned in the Quran, whether it is as a Taqwa whether as I'm attacking, whether it is a taco.

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This is going to be a little bit hard on us. Let me ask you first. Let's see. Maybe you know, what is the outcome? What is the ruling of Taqwa and our deen?

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What is the ruling is something I have to do? Is it something I can do something okay

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you read it in the Quran. What is it?

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Okay, you have your five options. Let me let me make it easy for you. Anytime you say what is the ruling don't jump to haram it's 105 Okay, so it's either obligation it's either recommended it's either Halon it's your choice, either it is disliked, or it is haram and then we jump always to five. What about the four so where is the Quran this

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obligation choice? It's up to me Hello Can I do it okay, I don't do it. It's fine. Of course it's not dislike to of course it's not haram. So one of three choose

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how many of you say obligation

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one Mashallah. Anybody says it is recommended.

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So, you all know it's an obligation Absolutely. And obligation so obligation the Quran? Yeah Yohannes it tackle rumba come. Twice. He said it the first verse of Surah Nisa, and the first verse of slaughter Hajj. Yah yah, NASA taqwa, Kamala D halacha. Coleman, Epson waarheid people have tacos and I'm gonna keep saying taco. Now you all know what's the one half taco off your Lord and he said people he didn't say believers only have Taco from the One who created you.

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That's one way. The second one that Hodges carry. I lived it when I was in the earthquake. Yeah, I want NASA Dakota back home in Arizona to satisfy on having people have Tarkoff Allah. The earthquake of the hour is something major.

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Because sometimes, to have a taco I need to be scared. Someone saw me Don't do that. Or I need to be reminded of the blessings and he put it too. It's not my choice. It's an obligation.

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It's an

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obligation that I do my best to put a shield between the wrath and the anger of Allah and me, between the punishment of Allah and demean. And how do I do it?

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I'll give you a simple answer from

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Satan. Has Hasan Basri I think I said it's in one of the classes here, but let's do it again. So here I am. I'm coming to this class. Let's let's do practical example. Type. You're at home. Six o'clock. 530. In the morning, you said I'm going to the class. Is that taco?

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Don't be don't be scared. Is that taco? I'm going to a class. Absolutely. It's something pleasing to Allah. He told me that I want his reward. Don't forget that simple. So now I'm coming. So the first intention, what I want to do Alhamdulillah Chuck, there's a lot of checks for Taco by the way, but this is the first one. Now I'm leaving the house.

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What I am wearing

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you answer, Chuck. The way he told me the way he sing and me and says that's what I want her to be. You chuck, you came and sat here. Right? And you are all the time looking at your phone. None of us doing it. But I'm just giving you an example is that taco, I'm sitting in his house, and I'm in a class but I'm doing that is that taco? That's it. Apply it on your life.

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The more you practice it, practically it becomes a habit. And that's what to say that has an inverse reason.

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I have never I every time I do this literally I was lucky Allah gave me what you gave him. He said I have never looked with my eyes

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or heard or listened to with my ears and never used my hand and never walked with my feet. That's what we do in anything. But when a taco now he's gonna practice the what but meaning I took a break. I thought for a second. What did he think? And he said Fe a PA and fi Marcia is this is going to be pleasing to Allah. Or this is not pleasing to Allah what's pleasing me what we said

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or this is not pleasing.

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Now he asked himself this question and he's an honest man because he said in Cana Fatah, this is pleasing to Allah. A dumped I'm doing it. I don't care what people say. I don't care. I like it or I don't. I don't care if it's hard or easy. That's not the issue. The only gauge that's gonna make me do something. Is it pleasing to Allah? We're in kind of you Marcia. And if this is disobedient to Allah, what? That hurt.

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That's the gauge. Now you told me you go home, memorize this one, the concept of it and put it as a litmus paper on everything we do. Everything we do, because it's a 24/7 Taqwa. And now you can gauge yourself am I am a toughy Do I have any quality? Is it all the time? What made me think in this moment? And why I am not in the other moment and by the way, we all move back and forth.

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So anything you do any decision you make small or major buying a house selling a house getting married, getting to this college, your do this school, coming to the masjid not coming, inviting this person or anything in my life buying a phone or not? Is it pleasing to Allah? Or not? That's the only question should be.

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And when I ask people most of the time, what is the answer? Why are you doing this? What is the answer? The communist answer?

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I want to hear it.

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I'm sorry.

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Oh, everybody's doing it is not number one. I like it.

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And the youth why not?

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That's the commonest I hear it

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if we change this it's the same question. But you change it now you become a ducky because now you're putting Allah in the equation.

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You're putting Allah in the equation. Now you're gonna say Allah is that okay with you? Do you like it? Same word, but do you like each other be not the I like it or you like your Allah do you like it? Is it okay I do it. Why not? Not doing the same words you use, but change it to the way you are talking to Allah you are talking

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and the answer will come.

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You wonder how will I know one law you will know

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You know why? Because he's going to show you because you put him as your priority. You didn't ask anybody.

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You asked him.

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I have someone who I know, whenever there's a tough decision, they have to make you know what they say?

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All the time. They tell us like, what do you I said in my sujood. I say to him, you show me what you want me to do. I'll do it. And I was like, really?

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Just show me what you want. I'll do it. And guess what? Absolutely. And she's a she. And absolutely she does not

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all of us things needs to change internally is why I keep telling you, this is an internal thing. It's your relationship with your Creator. It's your relationship with the one you're going to be standing in front of him. And I say this to myself, I better have a good answers.

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Because no one's going to come to help me a taco so where do I start? Think your thought process? So Allah subhanahu retana Send a verse in Surah Ali Imran scared the Sahaba scared them to death. So imagine what is going to happen to you when we and Allah said yeah, you're Latina Amman? duckula How come to RT well attr Mouton de la Juan to mustI

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all believer, all of us. And Allah said it Akula now the order big Allah conscious but not That's it. How to party. Those of you who know r&b You know what this mean? For those of you who don't know r&b This means the best Taqwa that we fit. Allah. Ouch.

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and the Sahaba came to Roswell risotto. Salam, literally the meaning of it. We can do this. I can be 24 hours seven. I am the tuck motorcades, Allah once not I can do. But Allah knows you and me and knows our ability. And he revealed another verse and sorted to harbor and the Sahaba were rejoicing. Because what did he say? petricola Mustapa. To

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have Taqwa of Allah as much as you can. Now let's look at the love of Allah. Look at the mercy of as much as you can. So you come to the masjid, you entered the masjid. And you looked at somebody the way that does not please Allah.

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And then you felt bad.

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And you're gonna say mustard talk to him, please forgive. I forgot. That's a stopper too. I'm struggling. When you say as much as I can. It's not like that's it, that you're saying. I'm struggling. It's a war. You all of you have this war inside you. Show me hands.

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Right? Do and don't. Most of the do is I like most of the don't, I don't like and this continues to struggle. And by the way, it's a very good news.

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Because that means your heart is alive.

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And you're not just you're not justifying it. You're saying Help me. One and this is actually a hadith of rasa de salatu salam when he said in every heart of the human being lemma tan call with me, Adam LaMotta two forces. Lemma two shaitan Allah Mattoon Malak, a force, a force that will pull be pulled by the shaytaan the devil and upon by the malloc it depends which one is stronger? How many of you struggles to wake up for Fudger? Let's say not. Let's put you higher level for 200.

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Yeah, let's say let's say everyone in this room. Mashallah, Tamara Kola and everybody on this online more than 300 people everybody wakes up for Fudger we have no problem Hamdan Mustafa as much as you can, let's say to her dude,

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right, especially in the short nights and the alarm goes on, you put it let's say 430

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What usually happens in here, you turn on the light, five more minutes. Another 10 minutes. I'm just very tired.

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And there's something new says that the Jafar gentle warm and then Maharajah their backs, push away from their beds. And you start thinking of the beauty of standing in front of Allah alone. And then these two

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you have Taqwa.

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You have Taqwa because you're thinking about who wins.

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Then the result if you got up your mortality, it doesn't matter what you did last night. Any ill that moment you have it

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You had the taco because you won them. The angel won what pleases Allah who won, and you're only doing it because it pleases Him and you want the reward, it gets my point Mustapa to them. That's what we all need right now. I don't expect myself let alone anybody to hear this lecture and tomorrow, you are a 24/7 Mottaki is not going to work. Everything needs training, but what do I need?

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Two things, I need to acknowledge that I need a lot of improvement.

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I will not change unless I say to him, you know how much I need to change.

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And number two, to start today, not tomorrow.

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Because again, if Allah decided this morning at 417, an earthquake will be in California. It's too late. I need to start now. Now and not tomorrow night now. I'm going to take this path. And I'm going to keep bugging him to make it easy. It's not easy, but he's going to make it easy. Allahu Allah, Salah Illa Macerata was nothing is easy, but what you make it easy, and you know, that can do anything with our

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The reason why I feel and not talking. And I'm gonna give you this is actually a diagram we did that.

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Number one

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is lack of knowledge of me and of Allah, and what should I do? If I ask everybody? Why do you why do I get upset? When you look at me and say tequila? When he saw me the Allah conscious? Why do I get upset? Why do I get upset? Because I think I'm a topic, why you're ordering me.

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Ignorance. Number one, each one of you. Don't ask people ask him. Show me. Where am I? On the scale of 1010 is the ones you want? Where am I?

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10 Five. So number one is ignorance. Number two, which we all fail, number one is me is impatient. We want results very quickly. We live in a time and age where everything comes really quick.

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I don't have the marathon patient, people who run marathon are very patient, because you have to train and you have on that day, keep going. And you say my I have a friend who did it actually. And she says your allah how much pain in your leg. That's why you quit at 12 She finished it. But she said at the end, I keep saying I can and Allah keep telling her you can she was doing it for a good cause. So be patient, patient with the process. patient with the failure and patient with a result. The process needs patient to change and the failures aren't going to go it will need patient and the result. Three extremely important. We I was just talking to somebody before the class, choose the

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good company.

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I cannot stress on this young and old. Don't say to your youth. It's the peer pressure. It's peer pressure here too. And here and everywhere. Choose the people that will remind you of Allah. Choose the people who will make you cry and dunya Believe me, they will make you laugh. And the Acura don't choose people who will tell you are great. What's wrong with you your martial law? I don't want this because that's what me say to me. I don't want someone looking at me and says that's it. Here's what you can do. You only fast three days a month.

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And I was like what is wrong with three days a month? Yeah. But you can do much more. You studied, summarize all his books to become a physician. You can summarize the book of Allah.

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Company, goods company.

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One thing which Alhamdulillah Allah made me remember, there is an act of worship. Most of us don't know.

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It's called a tourist Jana.

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The act of worship, seeking Allah help. Seeking Allah help is an act of worship. So I turn to Allah, my hand and rec Can I ask the children upstairs please, mothers?

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Can you please put them all in the room a library comes up come alive. Because it's really a distraction for them actually, for me, maybe not for you, but definitely for

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help. So I come to you and I say can you please help me you say what do you need? I say whatever. I just seek your help. Or you come and tell me I need your help. When I turn to Allah, and I asked Allah to help me that action by itself is an act of worship. You will be rewarded. See how miser we are with ourselves. You turn to Allah says your OB, you brought me today to teach me about something called Toccoa. I was clueless. I didn't know anything about it.

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You're going to help me You brought me you're going to help me. You said that already 10 Good deeds in your, in your scale, you haven't even started the process. And it's just gonna be paid. Learn about Allah. Be patient, choose your company, ask Allah to help you. And the last one, which is our main problem. And of course it's about the heart. Our hearts are shattered.

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I call this to myself full of junk.

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You know, what's the junk in my heart? So many thoughts, so many plans, so many people, so many things that I honestly at one point, you know, when you say, You know what, I just need a moment of silence in me, because there's so many Sheeta told

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I want so many things to do at one time, I want to ask you, I want to go Jana, but also I want everything in here.

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So gather this is very good goal in Ramadan.

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Excellent goal in Ramadan. And it is very doable in Ramadan, because you are absolutely obeying Allah with a lot of hardship. And if you only think you need and I say in Ramadan specifically, is you need at least one hour alone, with nothing else. I mean it alone, in a room in the masjid, whatever Allah opens for you, alone, meaning no phones, no people, no TV, no distraction to sit down. And gradually, well, Allah, Allah, Allah who have tried it, this is why I'm sharing it with you, the junk start coming out.

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If you do a daily like if you do the whole day, this is actually why there is a t cap, as that's the whole idea of Attica is to cut you from the day D distractions.

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And then you suddenly you find Wi Fi Oh, literally as if you're, you know, those of you who wear glasses, or or lenses, and what happens when you take off the glass. I was like, Oh, I can't see a thing. And then he puts the glasses. Wow.

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That's what it is. So to start the process of Taqwa because that's the goal of Ramadan. This is what you need to do. Learn. Learn about Allah, Be patient with yourself. And with the changes is not going to happen in an hour or two. It is not it's a process. But start the process. Change your company, whether it is the online company, or the on site company, as we call it. Don't follow people that disobey Allah and the moment you go on your social media, Instagram, Facebook, whatever, everything comes to you. It's going to affect this. It's going to affect this, I am not an angel. I always say this to myself. I'm weak. You show you show me something me wanted it. And it's

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disobedient to Allah and you showed it to me in a beautiful way. I'm going to like it.

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I was like, I'm strong. I'm sorry. I'm not. It's going to affect me. Especially when it is persistent for resistant. One advice to everybody. And again, this is gonna be me loving you. Remove your social media and on mobile.

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I can't tell you what's going to do to your heart, or lung or the alarm. Remove it, believe me, nobody will die. I've tried it. Nothing will happen. What life will go on the same everything. But try it. So remove a good company. That's what you need. You need to ask Allah day and night John, the men were talking sometimes I was like, I have no idea how it's gonna happen. But you can do it.

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In a collar coalition in college, you can do everything. And the last but not the least, work on your heart.

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Now there is a lot of probably I'm not going to be able to cover the results of Taqwa. But let me tell you the signs of that you are Mottaki. And this about nine signs. Let's see how many you have. Bismillah.

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Are you ready? Don't be scared. Some I'm sure you have. I'm sure you have it. I don't know if you have the whole nine. But maybe you do. Then you go into sogetsu Khattala. After the class, the prostrate number one.

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That person who's MacDuffie always worried that Allah will not be happy with them.

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The worry is not how I look. The worry is not how much money I have in the bank. The worry is not where I'm going to go to college, or which job I'm going to get. The worry is that he is not happy with me. This is why learn this question. That's your intimate relation ship with Allah in your suit. Ask. Are you happy with me?

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Just ask. See how he will answer it. But ask him number one, number two

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every deed you do every action you do you ask yourself why I am doing it?

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Why? If the answer I like it, yeah, you're missing it. If the answer is everyone else is doing it, you're missing it.

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Is this what I am doing? Gonna get me closer to Allah?

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The answer is yes. Yamatai three

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ha the May Allah give me before anybody else. They are on a turkey or run run

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to the obedience of Allah. Or on you don't want to be run. There's a sale. You know, and everybody goes, right is certain places in Europe when they announced the sale people are from midnight they sleep in front of the store. They you're on because it's real sale. I am a turkey I Iran. Ah, this is a good day somebody called me come and volunteer in the masjid Iran because that's a good deed. I'm not gonna say anyway, they every time they call me there is nobody else. So

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any opportunity for good deed helping someone, but they don't deserve it. Don't do it for them because that's pleasing to Allah, or on so that's the three,

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four and they use the word for those of you will know r&b Mallette jam. Okay, what is Mala jam? How many of you love horses?

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How many of you do horseback riding? Now?

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You're in California, right? It's beautiful. Anyway, what do you do when you take lessons for horseback riding they teach you how to prepare the horse you know the right you have to clean or literally calm the House Beautiful. I've done it and get calm the hair and you have to put the saddle on it and everything. But the most important thing is you have to put

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the hardness alley jam because you don't want the horse to open the mouth and pull the and you will be on the floor.

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So they say a tepee now think of this parable. So why do you put the harness on the animal mouth? So you have control? Right? You know how you control the the horse you push this way the horse goes that way you pull this way the horse goes the opposite as how you control them. Through this they say ultimately have a hardness but not on the mouth. harness on himself under control.

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Not the knifes pulls me

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I pull the nerves I pull myself Let's give you an example. So you understand this concept?

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Why do you drink coffee or tea? Or something at 10am in the morning?

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Because you like it? It's not haram don't don't go out and say I said haram it's not hamdulillah but because you like it right? Or you keep on your social media for three hours. Nothing haram. You like it? That's my knifes and Motoki have control.

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You drank coffee today? Tomorrow, you're not because you need to be under control. You have done three hours, that's too long. Nobody tells you you say it to yourself. You say it to yourself. Mullah Jim, somebody say something bad to me. I'm not going to answer. I'm Ahmed Turkey. I have control. I got upset. I'm not going to react.

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I'm not going to make a decision very quickly. Mr. McDuffie. I am always thinking of Allah. And I have control how the vote and one of the very hard ones for us again, especially living in this day and age.

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There Motoki leaves a lot of Halal because he or she is worried that there may be something doubtful, not haram. A lot of the halal because you're worried I may end up with something doubtful. For I'm gonna give you example of everything, we're going to be running out of time, but I want you to think of this. Stay away from the extras.

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Extras have that luxury, it kills the heart.

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It kills the heart, because you get used to it and you wanted and and to get it most of the time I have to do something not pleasing to Him that I'm not talking

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and when a difficult decision needs to be done. The decision is very easy because again, it's pleasing to Allah or it's not pleasing to Allah. Very easy. I don't have a huge problem. Because me or people is not in that equation.

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You are patient you are McDuffie, no patient, no Taqwa patient you're not hesitant you're not you don't do things quickly and respond very quickly. And this is me and I have temper then you're not on topic.

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Then you Ramadan is need to teach you this. That's the whole idea.

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I tell people when I talk to people who's like they're smoking. So what do you do in Ramadan? They don't use 1214 hours and you're not smoking. What do you do? Then you have the patient to do it. Why don't you continue? You controlled it for 12 hours, keep having the Orion and put it on the mouth and you're done. Mati Cebu, if you're not patient, we need to work on your taco.

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And Mutata is not perfect. That's something you all need to know. And Motoki can disobey Allah.

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Yes, of course. But what happens?

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A web that's the word they use. A web is constantly turning back to Allah. Allah describes even Abraham, Halley moon, a web, he is forbearing and always turned to Allah. So you said something to me, I got upset. I said something. And then I go home. And I say, Why did I say that?

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And I turned to Allah please forgive me. I am a McDuffie. Yes, failed. So I want you to know this is not perfect Mustapa to me as much as you can, but you turn back to Allah subhanho wa taala. And you turn back to him, constantly. That's why it is a word. Unfortunately, we have to stop but there is inshallah one day I'll do it for you. Because the most important thing is what will I get? In dunya as a result of taqwa, not an Acura, Acura, howdy, you're with Allah. But in dunya. There's about there's a whole book actually about the fruits, they call it fruits of taqwa, sha Allah one day, I will do it for you. So let's all of us, wherever Allah subhanaw taala made me speak and put Baraka

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in the time. Wherever you heard, whatever touched your heart, take it. Don't let it go. Hold on It's practice. Don't say I can't Yes, you can. You know, can you Yes, we can. Yes you can. And not because you can because Allah will help you and ask Allah to make it easy for you. Your OB Amin Allama Jana, and then your OB I mean Jana Nina and Muhtar Kent from those who have Taqwa because you will love them in Allah your head boom. Allah loves those. May Allah Subhana Allah accept from all of us and sha Allah we'll see you next week will be also 630 with Nila Spanner Coahoma will be handy a shadow Allah Ya Allah and a stuffy rucola to bully so Allah Allah say no hum. While early he was

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hard, we tested him and Kathy rockin