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What are cattle? This is your host Ibrahim Hendee with your co host check out the low duro for another episode of sincerely yours check out the Lowry doing

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Hamdulillah we blessed you know from the level that I mean happy to be here to remind each other about Allah subhanho wa Taala in different ways from the law regarding me Alhamdulillah and as always, we want to hear from all of you. So, in the chat, let us know where you're coming to us from which part of the world give us your Sadam Insha Allah, we'd love to respond to all of your Sadam and as always, as we go through today's episode, if you have any questions for our guests, put them in the chat Inshallah, we'll do our best to get some of your questions at the end of our conversation in sha Allah should have done you were away for a bit that you went on a little trip.

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Maybe? Yes, sir. Hamdulillah you know, had the opportunity to go to Turkey post earthquake, well, I guess you could say in between with Islamic Relief and hamdulillah was a blessing in a number of Ebara a number of lessons that I can take with me and Inshallah, that we can all take with with each other inshallah and share with all of you in the Lightoller Milan Shala

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so our guests in sha Allah had just popped on screen quickly. was also with you on that trip and handling lesson we're going to be able to talk to both of you about what you saw in Turkey about the condition of our brothers and sisters over there and with a lot of your your insights and your feedbacks and reflection via nila, on that Hamdulillah I see a lot of people in the chat now I see such a hidden from India giving her son Amsterdam on a calm I mean come on other

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someone else from Australia. A lot of people joining us so as always get in the chat, give us your questions, inshallah. Hopefully towards the end, we'll be able to take all of your questions inshallah. And with that, let me introduce our guest for tonight. We have Dr. Chef at Haifa Yunus. She is the

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she is an American board certified ups this obstetrician and gynecologist with roots from Iraq. She is the founder and chairman of the agenda Institute and a resident scholar at Jenner Institute and the Islamic Center of Irvine. Dr. Yunus graduated from the Mecca Institute of Islamic Studies and then Hoda Quran memorization school in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, where she completed the memorization of the Quran. Currently, she resides in the and works in the United States and teaches a variety of Islamic Studies courses with the focus on the purification of the heart. And with that, we welcome our guests. So then why they come Dr. Khalifa, Howard.

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McCullough, who would occur to the Zachman lucky for having me.

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We come Hamdulillah we were talking backstage a little bit. And we mentioned to you that, you know, these sessions, a lot of them are about our audience getting to know some of our ads and our mache if people were involved in Dawa, and you said that if you knew that, that was the topic, you really wouldn't have joined us today.

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111 You know, I have to tell you, because she'll get me in trouble if I don't tell you. My wife is your biggest fan and she watches your videos all the time. And for months, she's been telling me you have to get in contact with her you have to get her so handled. I finally found your email address and I was able to reach out and hamdulillah we're really happy to have you on hum did Allah Europa Alameda and this was supposed to be on the week we went to Turkey Subhan Allah? Yes. How Allah Subhan Allah, I was trying to, I was trying my best to get both of you live from Turkey. But of course, it's difficult with the Wi Fi and all the situation that was happening there. And also the

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schedule was packed with how it was only two days back that hamdulillah from the environment to the

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to the lab. So Dr. Henry, maybe we can start off like, How How did you end? Like this is the whole question we're trying to answer with these sessions. Like how did you get to where you are today? Who are you as a young child and you know, what sets you off on this journey to gain knowledge and eventually you need to teach people about Islam and how people connect their hearts with Allah subhanaw taala. So where were you as a young girl? And what was your relationship with Islam, at that at that stage of your life? Similar well from love salatu salam ala Rasulillah Pamela, I always ask myself the same question in fragments especially recently.

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I would start to say and I will end up by saying it's the Grace of Allah subhanaw taala and in literally edumedia Shall we live Romania Shall we always have to remember, as a young girl, I'm actually a

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member of five out of five siblings, so we're totally six grew up in a house where

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I wouldn't say Islam was number one, but morals and values and focus on education.

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And who are you in life and what you want to be was the focus. And the biggest impact or influence on me was my mother, actually, she was an educated woman. And then she was a mother of six. And she worked. Now, like what everybody, all the woman goes through these days, and her focus was always, always, always, especially us, the girls is that you need to get your education, you need to get your education SubhanAllah. So I grew up with this.

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At age 13, actually, I will say the first turn around in my life toward Islam, where I was actually in school, this was in Baghdad, I was born in Iraq. And we had a teacher who taught us stomach studies. And it was in general, a very simple, I mean, 1312 13 year old, and it was a simple class. And usually, it's not something that, in general leave an impact on us at that age. But Subhanallah and this is why I always say to myself, you never know, a one word, what can do to people. And this woman came in and to us as teenagers, and she was absolutely simple did not impress us with the way she looked. But she changed us. This is the first reason Allah sent to me that I started praying

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Subhan Allah,

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he introduced and this is what I say to everyone. This is the first message for everybody. When you want to teach people about Islam, don't teach them about doing don'ts. Teach them. And that's what she did that woman. And I still remember this is years ago, years ago, I still remember where we were in the class. And she used to bring

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listen to lectures. And one of the lectures that is in my mind never went away is the hadith of Roswaal, SR to sit down which we can do. We know. It's that the seven people who Allah shade them under his shade.

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And she kept focusing about SHA Bucha, Fatah Tila, I hear her now saying, and imagine your honesty. And I don't know what that words are those words, and it's the way she was saying it did to us. SubhanAllah. And I remember it was the first step in my life, where absolutely, I was introduced to Islam, you know, we all are born to as Muslims, but sometimes we are born as Muslims. But we really, really don't know, what is exactly what does exactly Islam mean? Or what should it does, or what should do to our hearts and to our life. And then Subhanallah at that age, I love to read, start reading many books, I love to read all the time, that time, especially once you get to medical

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school and things change time becomes very

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limited. Let's put it this way. So I started reading Subhan Allah, and then a

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couple of events that happened, whether it's in Iraq itself, or on a personal level, which is the sickness of my mother, and kept something kept coming telling me why do you know Allah subhanaw taala when you need him,

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and you don't know when you don't need him.

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And this really, really impacted me, the I say, this is the grace of Allah on me is when my mum sick, I did do a lot of dua, and I do my startup, when she becomes better, you know, life takes you. We went through the war, and then it's not very pleasant experience. So this really impacted me a lot. But then you go to medical school, and what you know, sometimes life takes your education takes you then comes the death of my mother. And everyone around me was telling me you are so

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religious or you're so strongly attached to Allah and I was like creed

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Subhanallah you know that things this is what I want to share with everybody is

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Don't belittle any incidents that happens in your life that changes you.

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Because that's what Allah brings. These are so bad, these are the means to bring us closer to even sometimes we go away, but then he bring us back by taking us away and bring us back. And then Subhanallah the

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invasion of Kuwait. And the bombardment where we basically had to be in the house and suddenly you lose all the comfort that you are used to.

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No electricity, no water. I mean, it was something I've never, never experienced. And then the Devi feeling that you may die today is like we all know that. But it is different when every night at eight o'clock when it gets dark. Then you start listening to all these things and you don't know which the bomb is going to go on which heard and in that time, I absolutely start reading a lot even more and reading the Quran and the book that really have

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Dr. Do me is the book have a role in your claim, I still don't know how it ended up in my hand SubhanAllah. And work absolutely changed me internally, the way I look at life, the way I look at Allah subhanaw taala. And the way I look at what do I want to be in my life, and actually, that's when I will say, my mother death, the war, and the reading of that book were completely changed, we changed my direction. And of course, you don't stay all the time, the straight path that we all want to you go that light and but but the goal is still comes back, you're away, you're away. And then fast forward, you know, I went to Europe, and then I came to the United States still stayed in me

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that there is something more than just being a physician or being a get your career and then get successful. There's something more than that. I kept saying this to myself, but because life is taking you, you don't have really time to sit down and then I finished residency. And I'm Dr. Brad Amin, and then I got my office, you need to get the things that everyone can do. I want to get into all Khaled will hang and for me it was even a blessing. Because it was for lucky fire. I was the only Muslim OBGYN in the town in the city. So hamdulillah here behind me. But I kept seeing there's something missing and I kept making dua to Allah, there's something missing. And Allah took me to my

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first hunch, and that was absolutely the 100 and the 360 even more change because of what he showed me in Hajj. And I always say this, especially to the sisters, the more difficulty the more challenges on math. Independence is preparing something for you when you come back. It's amazing. It was my second trip I first I went on camera, but it's different than the host Subhanallah even I came back from extremely sick, I've never been sick that sick and nobody knew what was wrong with me. And at that point I decided I am going to pursue learning about Allah and this gene as I pursued medicine. This is so Pamela

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and then once you make you know men are all accurate my motto in life is when Arabela was Salah has Satya wahome whomsoever once this is a verse in Surah truly Surat whomsoever once said If you want you really wanted but then doesn't come without work was salah, la saya and worked very hard and Allah who say and say is one of the hardest rituals of Hajj and Umrah, Salah, meaning you're working very hard to, to achieve that goal, which is an accurate and what you believe. And in this case for me, I believe Allah will not let me down. I know Allah subhana wa Tada will make it easy as he's making it hard. He's making it easy Subhanallah and I decided I'm going to study and you're talking

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about September 11, immediately after September.

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And imagine September 11. Those some of maybe some of our audience don't didn't live in the States. We were not there at that time. It was a life changing experience. For us as Muslims in the United States. I had people reach out to me and says you need to take off your hijab, right? Don't go to the hospital at 3am to do a delivery. It is not safe. So Pamela but Allah keeps you strong and going. And then I was introduced first and first teacher who came to the city that's all that's why we keep telling people you want something ask Allah.

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Don't say how it's going to happen. How is not my ability? We have you week, but ask them

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and Subhan Allah Allah brought him to the to the city was chef Mata Mojave May Allah always reward him abundantly? He was the first introduced me to even the sights of Teskey what is the purification of the heart? Once I learned start learning this now I know remember, I kept telling you there's something missing. There's something missing. I found the missing is when all the the what or what Islam works on originally or intentionally or the first thing is the heart. The outside is the result of the inside. And somehow I started studying with him. And may Allah reward him talk to me a lot. And then as we are in this journey, and of course at that time, there was no internet it was

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phone and he also not only teaches you knowledge what he teaches you and when I say this to everybody is the etiquette of a seating knowledge. Addabbo, talk about

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how you interact with your teachers. What does it mean? What is the difficulty you have to go? The struggle kept reminding me what I didn't know how to handle an idea. Nahum sabudana, those who stood for our sake, we're going to guide them to overweight. And then at one point I decided I need to go and study as I studied medicine. I need to sit down in a classroom and with a teacher and so

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panela I pursued Yanni I was looking where do I go and Hamdulillah I know how to be so light is easier when he learned and I always wanted to live close to my was my dream. And Allah, Allah opened it up Subhan Allah the three places I wanted to go, Allah didn't open except this one. So I moved to Georgia because I was able to work as an OBGYN. And then he made it. It was amazing. I tell people if I made a dua if I wrote a letter to Allah's pantalla, on the night of concern, and I know this is the night of al Qaeda, and I wrote what I would not have written it the way Allah did it. Subhan Allah, it is my hospital across like my office. If you see behind me, you see the books, that was a

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window. From the window, you see the building where the school I studied, and is the year I moved, was the first year they opened. It's a satellite brands from Omokoroa University in Makkah, so this isn't, and it's the first season opened it for women only. And that was another change in my life where I now learned, what does it mean to learn from Woman? The men are, may Allah reward them, but I've never been exposed to woman share her to woman knowledgeable in Islam. I've seen it in medicine, many have taught us but in Islam, I've always been taught by men may Allah who wanted them all, then see this woman. These are mothers, some of them grandmothers, some of them are not

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married. And everybody's so knowledgeable. And I remember I used to sit in the class and I was like, wow, ah, actually, that's where Gen Institute. The idea came in mind I made a dua to Allah Clinton. And I said, y'all I was in the class of Arcadia. I remember very. And I said, your law, how many people can do what I do what you made me do. Not a lot of woman can do that. This is not easy for women, you know that? And I said, Yeah, Allah helped me to do something like this in the United States. So a woman don't have to leave. There was no Internet, there was none of that. So hamdullah I finished, I finished this study in the class and in the institute, actually. And then I said,

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That's not enough. And everybody was telling me you cannot be adaptive to Allah subhanaw taala without knowing his book, and they pushed me to also enroll in a poorer an institute, which this took a long time, but at the same time with it, and that's what I advise everyone, may Allah open, you need to now study was you. You start with the shahada, meaning as a student, you sit at under their feet, and you listen from them. And hamdulillah what I can't be grateful enough. I always say Allah subhanaw taala there is nothing special about Allah knows. And may Allah forgive, but he chose it. And then hamdulillah

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so go and check it for him. Yeah, something was Oh, God. So let's, I I kind of want to go a little kind of Rewind. But I want to just go from

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Subhanallah you said the Kitab roar? Yeah, no. So how old were you at that time when you when you receive this book?

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Early 20s. Early 20s Yeah. It's It was amazing. I can't tell you what it did to me.

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And I know I can't even remember who gifted to me. I honestly, I don't remember. This is what I say to people. I say to myself first and I'm sure you know that you have the Allah, Allah Who said we will as web

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Allah brings things without you knowing and he's like, what is that? It's a book What do you don't do that who brought it to you? And take it and that's why you keep asking ALLAH to open the doors for you don't ask him exactly what you want you don't know what is good for you. But as I want to serve you, your Allah I want to be close to you. And He will open it according to what you can and what is best for you or this

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and this is going to love with all the books of all the books

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so that's the reason I'm so it's interesting because the book that changed my life was resettable Kia Oh, and I don't remember who gave it to me either.

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You know what, imagine this man because we know agenda Institute in the year of knowledge, we teach his book last year we taught to Madonna just said Kim and yes and in the introduction, we talked to only the chapter of Tober the whole one year. So I when the introduction usually in the first class we introduce the students to the author, because they need who they are reading and imagine what this man had with Allah's pantalla that up till now I have not met anyone west or the east. Don't agree that the

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Physician of the heart so the spiritual doctor of the heart is remembered not clean. And when you read his books, you say your ally many times I say your Allah what you gave him give me

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just give it to me

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scene Allah to Holly Subhan Allah,

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Allah, masha Allah to Batticaloa, there's times you just, you put the book down, particularly for me it was amongst amongst it was him sometimes you read something, you just have to put the book down and let it just sink through. And then you raise your hands if I draw from if I knew when I was in students chicken birthday mean, and Roger piano and even came, it's just, sometimes I have to stop because it's too much on me. Sometimes it's very Exactly.

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And I will recommend his books because most of it is actually translated. For our audiences. If you don't read out of if you read out, maybe you have to read in Arabic, of course. But if you don't, don't despair, most of it is actually very well translated. And why slave is extremely well translated, actually. Yes.

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One of the one of the books that you're

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very well translated, and the beauty of him is he doesn't focus on one. If he's talking, let's say about the Tober is not gonna talk about Toblerone. He's gonna talk about many things. And you wonder you've read the ISO many times. And I didn't look at it in this way. So Pamela, so

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you mentioned as well.

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You know, you came to Jeddah, and I want to ask two questions, but I guess the first one that I asked is when you went to stay with the chef hot. Can you mention one chef that really impacted you and why? Oh, it's their total fat him tell him done. Okay.

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May Allah preserve her, your?

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What impacted her you know, that word, the word the statement we use here in the States walk the talk.

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Walk the Talk. In all I knew her for more than seven years. I have not seen walk the talk, not practice. And Sanatana this is what I learned from her. I'll give you this story. I always share it with all the students. So she used to do this for the public, Wednesday and Thursday, because that's really the holiday day or the weekend. Choose to do usually a course about something many things. It depends on the time. But then she has her own students usually.

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And she makes fun of you know, that usually one of the students read something.

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She was a young, younger lady, and she suddenly stopped her and you can see the change on her face. She didn't like it.

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What happened? I mean, she was reading and she was reading right was Maha Jura. Yeah, she had the law.

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And I was like, really? You know, she pronounced a rock in the clue Wakil way not in the proper first Hawaii

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and the way she taught her is not because you did wrong she all about it all the things about

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beauty in the value of the Arabic language Loja to the Jana it's what you're going to be speaking in Jana Lovato Quran and on and on in a way it makes you I can never write a word when I am with her.

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Because you can't you like when you're not paying? You can't you just need to read you can't write notes can't and this is number one and number two, she was a mother. She was a wife. Of course have you been on this and I loved things that impacted me as a woman. And this is the beauty when you study with womanhood respect to her husband never call him by his name in front.

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Using she She's extremely educated. She refers to him as Dr. He has a PhD also in Islamic Studies. She's PhD in finance and she referred to him like this never refer refer to any of the students of the woman especially if they are adult mature by their name. It's always the mother of because that's the Sunnah. That's the cornea and all these small things you know on time is on time. Salah I watched her one time sada I was like Allah give me what is this?

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You are honest. Honestly, I saw her. Very recently my last trip in Amara. I make sure when I go for Amara, I go and visit my teachers because you still need to be a student wherever you are. You need to see

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As a student, otherwise arrogance is going to come. And you need always people to remind you and and I, I'll give you one example. She said we had a gathering and she said you're going to address the issues and I said, Are you family coffee? Medina? Am I going to speak next to me? And when your teacher tells you do you do? And she said, No, I want you to speak and I was like, wow, open my mouth. So a question came in about the hijab you know, the usual questions and I always ask the woman you probably heard

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a choice or not a choice that's very common question. And my answer it is a choice it's your choice to obey Allah or not to obey Allah she stopped me in front of everybody at Duke

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Please forgive me and she calls me doctor never calls me by my name

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Subhanallah much older she's my teacher.

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kisser from the head when I see and she says

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in our follow mean Allah and she speaks firsthand, you know, follow me in Allah he will hear okay. And the tibia is for Allah. It is an obligation from Allah and your choice to obey the obligation or not. This is how should

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you know

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how, because we always

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instead of starting with your choice, starting with the obligation of modeless Exactly. And this is what we all need to learn that we always need to be reminded, and it's okay if we are reminded, and it's okay if we are wrong, because nobody is 100% Right? We always were the norm Colonia don't have power all the children of Adam makes mistakes. So these are the woman and there is another woman actually. Probably she will not accept for me mentioning her name. And this one was a completely the opposite. This one was actually an IT person.

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So imagine me coming you know and then the woman comes with her computer. This is like in the 2008 where people you know, barely having their laptops.

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talking and she actually was one of the students of Chef Abernathy me one of the few students on the phone. On the and she taught me how to look at the Hadith, how to look at the eye and how to analyze it.

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You always look at this, look at this. Look at that one. And the second thing which always impacted me she used to do they call it Dora they whenever there is like a one week break, she makes it an alarm brought. See the sub a Sheikh Abdullah grata in the back of my hospital, there is a huge seat.

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Every time there is a break, she makes her daughter or her program for a week in that theater five to eight and I finish work at five.

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So I just walk out it sometimes in my scrubs put my buyer on top of it, and just literally less than five minutes walk and I am in the shooting industry SubhanAllah tetrapyrrole Allah and this woman always always analyze. And what every time she finished a program, I've seen her with my own eyes, she goes back inside the theater, and does such that show called Lulu? I can't tell you how long

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and and I was like, yeah, a lot. What does that teaches you? You didn't do it. You didn't teach? It was not you? It was all from Allah subhanaw taala. And this is what we need to bring back. This is what I tell all people around me the students and I said you know what, connect them with Allah. Once I and you and everybody connected with Allah, whatever happens on live, and live never is a smooth, you always go to the source. And the source will make it easy. And the source will help you to move and gives you a patient as we all say, or take it as it should be. We have a motto in Jannah Institute. There all the staff knows this, right? The motto says then you don't Yeah, and Allah,

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Allah who never let us down, as long as we work for him, and him only work for any other reason.

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But you work for him. Of course I'm not talking about you don't get employed and get paid. But your real me your real intention while you are in this path is to please Him and He will never let you down. And I can absolutely attest to this. He never let you down even in the lowest point or the toughest points is always there for you Subhan.

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Now just like her there's nothing like those impactful people in your life that leave the earth and then you just kind of it's kind of like a wheel

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refer, you know, the woman of the Luna home Yanni so Subhanallah just like

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the other. The other question I want to ask you is, you know, you mentioned it more than once, I think you mentioned at least sub

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how you started to talk a little bit and you started to seek knowledge at that a D rasa, if not a D rasa, during your studying as a doctor.

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How was that journey? Were there any hard times? And if there were, how did you deal with them to get to where you are now? I mean, Subhan Allah, as you mentioned, the verse I live in a jet, what are the manager had Rufina the uninstaller superliner? Was there a level of we can say struggle, but right now we say yeah, and they use raw, you know, it's always there with their awesome, right. So if you don't mind sharing, you know, when you are on that journey, and you're at the hospital, but then as you mentioned, you go see the share cart, and that is on, this is not for one year, this is for how long? You know, yeah.

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I had a famous statement in my institute first, when I was studying i Many times I looked at my sheer heart and teacher I was like, Well, why studying in medicine is easier. delivering a baby is easier. This is a secret, but it's gonna be public, especially when we were studying while it made me Ross.

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And I'm by this is why I became a physician because I am not a bad person. Like, she keeps explaining and putting in all these charts and a robot was Tomonaga.

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And one day, we're gonna joke but

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I said she was a PhD. So I was like, Victor, you know what? I don't know this. anybody's gonna ask you about Me. Ross. I'm calling you.

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I'm referring it to you. This is

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interesting, Sheikh Abdullah, when I was leaving, I remember this very well, when I was leaving any I'm putting my luggage in the garage. My brother was taking me to the airport, I putting my luggage right. And there was

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the TV. I was in my brother's house. And the TV was on for Sunday, and was a program. The chef was interviewing a chef. And the last thing I heard as I was putting my luggage in the car, well, let me gender who Sabrina Subhanallah the last verses were put uncovered, those who struggle for our sake, we will guide them and Allah is will with those who practice excellence. Oh, they are excellent conduct. Allah who test you

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absolutely test you in every step.

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And what he test is he tested he tests the sincerity

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because we easily can fall away from this. And especially sometimes and I have went through this many times, being a physician. And now studying Islamic Studies is not something but you know, now hamdulillah it's becoming very normal. Anyway, you see a lot of people have to you they have, let's say secular studies and and degrees now 100 are also pursuing, but in the 2000 to eight and nine and 10. Very few, let alone in salary. As a woman, I can't tell you how many people looked at me in labor and delivery, bringing my books, I'm having a delivery. And sometimes delivery takes time. So I keep my bookstore to study and people look at me says why you're doing this?

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On honesty, these are Muslims. Subhanallah how much they're gonna pay you more.

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And you want more than that? Who's gonna hire you? You are a woman.

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But then what Allah is reminding you or me? Why, and I always say why did he this one of the things I learned from Chef matar actually, is always you say, Why did Allah allow this statement to reach you? Why did Allah allow this person to say this? So you hear it? That's the message. That's the sub. That's the mean. And what I kept telling myself, he's testing you, are you doing this for me? Allah, or you're doing it for XYZ person, or XYZ dunya reason.

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And it's he keeps and he keeps and he keeps it require a lot of hard work. Sheikh Abdullah, because I was full time OB GYN and I was a full time student. And it was least i now if you tell me I said the only one who helped me was Allah's Pantone, the day was at least 16 and sometimes 18 hours, you know, you studied overseas and the study overseas you have to memorize. You have to there is no questions of right or wrong. Are they any it's an extra it's usually they give you an analyze and summarize and put your opinion and why and this which is good because a knowledge is not you have to memorize Subhanallah but it was it was very challenging. Subhanallah

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but this is what the blessing Allah gave me and this is what I will say to everybody listening

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To me, keep your connection with him and keep telling him you're doing this for him so Allah He knows but it is a good a good way for you to stay strong I was like your Allah came for you, your Allah I'm doing this for you, your Allah and then acknowledge your weaknesses. How many times I said your Aubrey This is very difficult to onmy this especially with the memorization of the Quran and studying and words, and you know, memorization of the Quran, as one of my teachers use always to say, how the Quran Allah He Yeah, Daddy, this is of Allah, the highest nothing is above it, you think he will give it to you without showing him? Some efforts? This is how she used to look at it.

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Subhanallah but keep the connection with Allah subhanaw taala where do you start? Ask him? Show me. And once he show you take, grasp, but don't despair. Don't let go. Don't quit, keep going. And the more you walk the Hadith, I lived with it. One of them is, you know, whoever comes to me walking, I'll come to him running. That's what he wants. He wants you to he wants you and me to see us walking first. And then he starts running Subhana. But running meaning things becomes either you start seeing it's very much easier. Things become easy. You like it, people start helping you don't know how things happens. It's all fall into place. But definitely what's helped me also Sheikh

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Abdullah because when I did the residency of OBGYN was almost one to 120 to 130 hours a week.

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A week, there is days I leave 4am In the morning, go to the hospital. And then I come back next day at 8pm.

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That's if I was on call. And I said you did it for dunya. You loved it loved Cinderella, Cinderella. And then why not for Allah, and why not for your relationship with Allah. One thing when I want to study, I had no plans of anything. I didn't have plans for Jana. I didn't have plans for anything. I just wanted to study this, this this discipline, I wanted to know Allah, I wanted to know what he wants me to know. And I wanted his book. And that $100 Bill, I mean, the rest becomes Allah opens it and opens.

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That's an interesting shift that you mentioned that, how you mentioned how

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your motive for going to study wasn't to start an institute. Your motive for going to study was just to learn more about to law and establish the connection. And it ties into how you mentioned the house, don't worry about it. Just just get you focused on your connection and your status with Allah subhanho wa taala. And then things will come quote unquote, organically as they say yes, exactly. Exactly. Yeah. And I this is why

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planning is beautiful. But one of the issues I see these days, we depend a lot on planning. And we forgot the planner,

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the planner, and this is where we need to change. It's absolutely

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what Sarah planned. And, of course the story of Israel we all know. He planned it all the means, but his heart was always with Allah and the famous Latin

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that sits this this verse is sorted Toba. This tells you all he took his friend he took, he planned it he went

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south versus he was supposed to go north. He took the non Muslim guide he took all of it, but his word snapped. And when the test comes in, what comes up my mouth right away is what reality in my heart. And this is what I tell people study for him. Live for him. And he will put where it he wants you to be Allah Allah Allah Allah this may be not very easy for some to understand, but you just just take it as it is. And then ask Allah Subhana Allah to make you understand what is this and see how he will do it so far.

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And that's the beauty of it because you trust them the one that you are certain about, but you're uncertain of how it's going to manifest. It's important to be uncertain because that is where the tilak who comes in the trust comes in and you always trust the result is good, even if it is not the way I want.

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But it is the best for me. The best for everything comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala is good. This is one of the mottos everybody has to live with. Everything comes from Allah in Allahu Kulu higher everything Allah brings or take is good you know the famous line of thought secondary

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Mana articularly Or take or Maha Rama.

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He never deprive you but

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To give you

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and we focus on that the abbreviation what it's taken from. But if you take a step back, and you say, I'm sure there's something else coming with it, but let me just wing it, he's going to show you what else comes to Panama Hamdulillah?

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Why so many? So many things I wrote down as benefits hunters.

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And I love that you mentioned how the law spoke about a long time ago when we wanted to go study and sometimes our families would be like, how are you going to? How are you going to feed your family if you go study Islam, but like you said, you know, you just put a lot of parents either first, and Allah will work things out. And it's actually scary when we think about it today, where people might think, Oh, this might be a way for me to get followers or fame or something like that. Because now this is a possibility. And it takes away from our floss. And so like you said, just put a less prone to it first. And Allah will make things easy and, and when we don't put a love first, and then we

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find problems in our lives. And I love that I love that part.

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We're going to do a little small amount of rapid fire questions.

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And then we'll take some questions from the audience. So everyone in the audience if you do I have the right not to answer I'm just kidding.

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Of course, I'll make it easier.

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For those in the audience, if you want to ask any questions, you know, this is your last chance to put them in the chat Inshallah, after we do the rapid fire. We'll take a handful of questions and show love for Dr. Hanifa. So easy questions. And so let's do you prefer spring or fall?

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Spring? Of course. Okay.

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Would you choose chocolate or vanilla? Oh, chocolate?

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Easy question.

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If you could choose someone to have dinner with but it's not any of the prophets or the sahaba? Or anyone throughout history? Who would you choose?

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A lot of knob disease.

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Choice why?

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Because when I read his specialty, he has

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a hotbar.

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When you read about his life, in the short, four years, what did he do to himself or what was pantalla made him

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and what impact he had on Islamic history. I want to spend time with this man for sure.

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I want to learn from

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you know, that was when Sheikh Hamza Sharif passed away and hamdulillah us like older brother to many of us. And I was speaking to some of the brothers who knew him and I said, I remembered I would have known that as he is because in a short period of time he did a lot. And this seems to be a sign of how Allah blesses people that he no longer has a shorter, short period of time, they're able to do a lot and because of their loss and their sincerity, a lot opens doors for them. And in a few years, they could do what we might spend a lifetime trying to do a bit of that and more.

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May Allah give him genuine sense for dose. So

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what is your favorite sport?

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Soccer, soccer, watching, not playing.

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Have a lot of time to do that. But especially like I grew up in a house where everybody loved it. So we used to sit down and watch it these days. Subhanallah a lot of time now. But But I can.

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Okay, so you mentioned already people in the chat are asking the book tab row by column. But I do like to ask people what book they would recommend. So is there is there another book as well you would recommend? As I said, it was a little sleep for Teskey actually, it is not the book of Imam Abdul Karim. It's actually one of the first book of Teskey I wrote when I started the journey of learning is Mater Salomon handled password in which we are actually now teaching in our year of knowledge agenda Institute, which is the summary of the summary of here alone within the mammal advisory. So Imam will have Azadi, which is they call him the psychiatrists, psychologists office

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down, wrote the famous book resuscitation, I call it I love this word, because we use this in medicine to bring life back. So it's the resuscitation of the deen of Islam. And this is a man who wished Allah gave him everything in dunya and then he found out that this was not what they saw again, something is missing. So he went in seclusion. Halwa and he wrote this book. The book is three volumes beautiful, a lot of details a lot and then Imam erotic came in and he actually summarized it and remove some of the Hadith and things then Imam

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Kodama came in and even summarize that. So basically, it's an easy book to read. Not too long, it's only one volume. And it is translated also a Buddha translation actually and a PDF is but he he looks at everything from the lens of Teskey including sada and fasting starts of course while you're in and then you go on the Adam the etiquettes What is dunya? What is here and then he goes in every disease of the heart and every opposite or every cure for the disease are very nice book for somebody who wants to start the tusky process purification of the heart. Focus on the ACARA get close to Allah subhanaw taala and again, it's translated into Arabic is beautiful book to read

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what is your favorite city?

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Maccha Of course I'm sorry I usually ask this when I say you can't choose Mecca Medina.

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I forgot the condition of course. Oh, may Allah give me life and well, I want to dine Medina, but I want to live a little bit longer in Makkah.

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If you have to choose another city, what would it be? Outside of those three, actually Cape Town in South Africa.

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Oh, Chef, he didn't. Oh, you didn't tell us about your cape town experience the ship me you're telling about the chef met over there. Your experience with the people of knowledge over there? Yeah, yeah, Cape Town.

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The reason I said Cape Town is because Hola, Yanni Subhan. Allah, the creation of Allah and Cape Town, the color of the ocean. And then you have the mountains and you have of course one of the wonders of the world, which is Table Mountain, you have the mountain right away is the ocean. And also the people of Cape Town, originally, they all originally is from their Malay, they call originally from Malaysia, you're talking about like 100 years ago, but also which is unique in South Africa that keeps South Africa a lot of strong Muslims mashallah a lot of strong Institute's and they graduate a lot of older men, it's one of the places I seriously thought of studying they're

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actually in Cape Town what they have that's unique, is they have a lot of test gear. And there's a lot of depth at the the people in general in general, between each other and definitely the students with the with the shoe on like this you when they meet me. I am so young, I'm honored to meet them, but they make you so much they have the honor to meet you Subhanallah if you ask someone can we invite you as a guest teacher in Jannah Institute for the year of knowledge the answer is me.

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Subhanallah look at the the not only the adult but also the humbleness me Subhan Allah may Allah reward you I don't know any. It's very beautiful.

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Manners gestures, the way they speak. I really loved it. It's beautiful, beautiful city in South Africa in general is very beautiful. Subhanallah and a lot of people I will say don't know the beauty of it. And I'm not talking about only Safaris in the creation of Allah but also the beauty for Muslims you go anywhere and you find a place to pray easily every mall has a place to pray a lot of people practice mashallah hijab and everything and may Allah protect that country or ebme

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Maybe this is a good segue inshallah both yourself and check up the law were recently in Turkey and you're able to you know, see the condition of our brothers and sisters over there and

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I was hoping we can get some of your reflections on this maybe Dr. heifers or something that really stood out to you on that visit. You know, it's really just sticks in your memory and that you'd love to share with our audience. Yeah, brother Ibrahim, there is a lot of things stuck in my memory.

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I was very uncomfortable going. I was scared to be honest with you because I've never been in an earthquake place. I didn't know what I'm going to expect. And I mean what you hear what you see disaster destructions people so and then I kept telling to myself the day I was leaving, and I remembered I lived with this versatile ukulele for long enough sun enlasa Allah chose you I didn't I did not even think I am in a minute I'm going to be going Subhanallah but Allah made it happen so easy and in the week that the only way I can travel with my work schedule Subhan Allah so I kept remember Allah chose you sir. I can if Allah has sent you last 24 hours more than 24 hours by the

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time we landed in Isaiah Hunter.

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It's when next day it was a very long day starts like six or 7am and we ended up like literally nine or 10pm is when you start meeting people, not only the destruction, the destruction

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remind you at least for me

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It reminded me of two things, especially when we were in an tacchi, the epicenter of one of the second one that the coder of Allah subhanahu Tada how Allah is capable in a second in a slips, any

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split of a second, to change the life of people completely, and how much we don't live this in reality in a daily base. That's every time I look and I see this building is stilted, this building completely destroyed. This one is absolutely fine. Subhanak I keep saying Subhan Allah, Allah one. And then when you start talking to people, many of them did not accept to be like neither recorded or interviewed. But I spoke with them, especially when they took us to the place where there was a lot of Syrian refugees.

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Thank you.

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Kind of

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bandwidth. Yes. SubhanAllah. I just coming back

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with his chart, he drops how long?

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I believe he is in the background. Yeah. Can you hear me? Yeah.

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Oh, so I don't know where I left. But when you're in refugees. So they took us to a place where there was also Turks, but I don't speak turkey. So I was able willing I can to speak with the because we speak Arabic. And these people literally living in a small tent. And the woman was talking to me and I said, Tell me what happened. And she was saying, You know what we're sleeping. And there was a salad like,

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fairly loud to see. And then the only thing and everything started shaking. And my daughter run to get her father and the father is disabled, a good size man. And she said, I grabbed the children. And we all went out and her son is living with her with her three children. And he said my son went out with two of his children, young children, then went back to get his 10 year old. And before we get to her, the world collapsed on her.

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And yeah, subhanAllah and the woman was saying this in between Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. And then I said, What do you think will happen? She said, We don't know. Allah knows Hola. This is exactly how she was saying, Allah knows how long we will be here. You know, we have been refugees for nine years. And then we finally settled and then Allah subhanaw taala allowed this to happen Alhamdulillah the reflection I got, you know, the common words we all say here, why me?

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I looked in Allah and says your OB it is your grace, why not to me

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that there is no objection to your decree. But I said to myself, I could easily be this woman. Any of us could be any of these people, but he chose not to. What is the message to me, and this one stood out to me all the time. I was like life can change in a minute. Remember the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala on you, especially when we come back. You know, we live in the cities we live in so much comfort, may Allah make us grateful. And this keeps coming back and coming back and coming back. And may Allah grant other users even more to serve the people even with a word or whatever we can do. But it was an one of the visits. That's one of the I'm gonna Hamdulillah I

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travel a lot, but one, this one was really had a lot of impact on me SubhanAllah?

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What did you see? What sticks with you since your visit as well?

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Primarily, I mean, what she said in the beginning is, you know, how Allah subhanaw taala can take this take you in a second.

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Also, you know, I was thinking of, you know, in swarthy, working more or less photolysis

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Yama to buy the look or the oil on my way to about us with the law. Why? Why

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the day that Allah subhanaw taala will to but it'll just change the earth. You know, what, Sumit what, and then everything will come forth and embed isn't in front of him. And why alcohol, the one, the one being otherwise, and then also the one that has total authority and control alcohol. And there's nothing that yuggler By they he has the forcible control that nothing can can even withstand him. So when looking at looking at the ruins and looking at the buildings and you know, people pointing at saying this was my house and they're pointing at the atmosphere, but you find that they're pointing at the rubble, they're still saying this is my house. You realize that Allah

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subhanho wa Taala Bolton, as it says in the Quran, you can immediately change the state of anything. So later on, we'll keep it on the small or the large, whether it be something that we you know, we encounter from a small thing you know,

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In our house, or our house, or a village or the world itself, and this is nothing for us what metadata catalog

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that is great for Allah subhanaw taala, you know, so it just really just reminded me of the magnificence of Allah subhanho wa taala. And then I stopped and I asked myself, you know, you know, during the process, I was asked about the hour, because there was one thing that one of the brothers that, you know, Doctor, if I mentioned one of the brothers that did not want he was a doctor Wallahi he gave on the bus

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on the bus, and he smashed all this, this, he really affected me like he was one of the people that really affected me on this journey.

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Quiet, humble me, you can barely hear him. So they asked him to give a word. And he was like, no, no, he got up and he started to speak or lie is one of the best advice I've ever heard in my life. Like, he just started to talk about what was going on. And he said, what was happening in Syria and from the things he said is, he said, well, like they thought it was Yokoyama. And they said, they asked if it was a nuclear bomb,

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because everything else has struck in them. That's what they said, The only thing left is a nuclear bomb. You know, it's Pinilla. You know, I was just thinking about, you know, when the person was asked Alexa, what is the cell? And then he asked, how

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have you prepared for it? So when you see this greatness of Allah, you realize, you know, one plus one equals two, Allah is in control of everything, you have no control over yourself, actually. So what are you doing to prepare? What are you doing in accordance to that knowledge that will save you from anything like this? And I mean, I mean, particularly, you know, I told my community and I'll leave it with this as you know, we always do death is a bad thing. Let death is just the demarcation between life and moving on to the next slide.

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And that's why we say in Janaza, Allah Mateu FETO Mina, for tool for Allah EMA, the most important thing is email.

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That's the most important thing, how did you how did we die? You know, so that was what I took the greatest of Allah subhanaw taala and then asked myself, What are you doing about that knowledge that you have?

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You know, so that was really the message. I mean, I could go on for meeting the, you know, we met the children in the tent that she met, and also the orphans. And you just hear the words of Allah subhanaw taala coming from what they're speaking and you Yes, upon Allah.

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Allah forgive us

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because there was, it was beautiful. Maybe we should spend more time speaking about that, but I think you know, a lot of people are going to benefit in sha Allah just reflecting over our own blessings and and what our brothers and sisters are going through and hopefully people can inshallah donate and and do what they can to help our brothers and sisters in Turkey and in Syria and around the world. A lot of dua for them also, you know, they need the DUA they need because you never know the Muslim, a Muslim Allah they musta job when you make a dua for as someone that you don't know, and you haven't seen before, don't leave as a Roswaal insight is granted for you in your Allah make

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it easy for them, you know, Allah subhanaw taala. And you really mean it? Yeah, Allah used me to help them. You never know. That's the least we can do at this, you know, it doesn't cost us anything. Just few words, a few breaths Subhanallah

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I want to make this plug. But this plug is actually it's very, very important. Because, you know, say someone one of the sisters right now is saying, well, like, you know, they're motivated, and they want to go and learn their religion. Dr. Haifa, if you can just give us you know, a background of the institute's where it is how they can sign up. And you mentioned one thing when we were there, you mentioned one thing, your goal, like what you want to see from a graduate student, what are the kinds of Do you want? She has, she thought we mentioned something that you want from the students. Okay, so we have Jana Institute. The idea, as I said, came as I was studying in the class, so I said

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to myself, what does the money now from the woman as Muslims, right, do we need a few scholars? Woman scholars? The answer Absolutely.

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What do we need? And I can do both I have to choose or do I need mothers, sisters, daughters, and specifically mothers or to be or future mothers to know their Deen? Well, not in depth, but to know what Allah wants me to know which one will which one the money right now, and which which one will be more beneficial and easier to to achieve? And I prayed a lot of Suharto last pantalla and finally, we did Jana Institute has been there for 10 years at Hamdulillah. But with the COVID with the online, Allah opened much more doors. So this is 2020

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This is exactly this, this March will be two years. And subhanAllah. I decided, I mean, I had my private practice, you know, and I decided, You know what, I'm going to pursue this dream.

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And to pursue this dream, I cannot work full time as an OBGYN because either this or this, you can do that to teach. And I said, to a cultural Allah, I am going to not do this anymore. I am going to do just a little bit part time here and there and I'm going to pursue this. But when you do something for Allah subhanaw taala, and I'm not praising myself, I will do will choose all Allah's blessings. But because of the time we don't have a time for this, I can tell you Oh, Allah put, I'll give you just one word I said that you should have done. Let's remember, I said when I was with the team, I told them we are. This is March. I told them we were starting in September, and the team

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told me September 2023 This was 2021. And I said no, September 2021. We need to work hopefully, this is something needed. We don't know if we're gonna live.

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And our last panel, Tyler put it to all the puzzle was had no pieces in two months, the whole puzzle is in you can read what is in a puzzle. So basically what we offer and I since you asked, please go to Data Our website and you will see two main departments if you want to use the one is all about Quran, reading alphabet memorization to read everything that you need to read. And you learn about Quran except there is no tafseer or to dabble in that. And then we have the Islamic Studies. And the Islamic Studies is two parts. We offer courses like short term courses, we just finished prophetic medicine. In March we are doing menstruation made easy what every woman should

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learn. I always do this before Ramadan. And then we have the year of knowledge. This is what is this is what every Muslim woman should know about Islam. Not in depth, but who are you? So which hamdulillah made me choose five topics which this is what we need to learn our our theta, who how do we how do we practice? Who's ever Swati salatu salam and we chose his Hadith Jayaraman. HECM it's a commentary on the 14th amendment. And then

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again, the missing parts in me that I never knew what it is to Allah subhanaw taala gave it to me. So and then so we have five topics, Ischia, Arcada flip

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normal Quran and then of course, we have the fifth this five year one. Yeah, right. Elia should have done within two weeks, we wanted only 25 students, we had 150 students.

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I was with this with the team because you know, what, how can I say no to people they want to, they want to learn and the team says we can't because you know, technicality and to the quality and everything. And then finally finally I pulled pulled pulled and they allowed 50 students year two, we took them second level tafsir. Now Flipkart of marriage and divorce, also refer the principle of the sphere, of course, it's an alien Muhammadiyah. I want them to know how it's me, who is here in Serato surround this

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or this, and we did estimate Lancaster and this year, summer we had even more so the first year went, and if you have already studied some background, Islamic studies, you can go and also we closed it because it's 55 Students 55 students, the hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen. One thing I will say to everybody, whether they are abroad.

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You're studying Islam, to get closer to Allah. Don't study Islam, to teach as a main goal. But if he wants to use you to teach you well, and don't study it's time to take a degree study stumped to know Allah and without studying without knowledge, now your work will be done. As this famous man says you cannot worship Allah with ignorance in Nehemiah law homenaje bad to hear

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the only the knowledgeable people of knowledge have the true love and fear from Allah subhanho wa Taala so please go and take the Institute and just come over here on your OB I mean, and that goal as we shared it, remember chef Abdullah we were discussing this without disclosing many things is in sha Allah it's in that is to have now inshallah Bobby Nila and I know this for sure Allah will never let us down is to have a physical

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so it's not only online now to be introduced Nila becomes vibrant all on site, but the woman also like I said we don't say we can offer this inshallah and we need your your BM

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few more questions inshallah. So this is do you have any advice for women students of knowledge and

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Woman students off knowledge, I will say student of knowledge in general, you need to be humble. You need to be always connected with Allah. Keep the focus, keep the hard work, and never give up.

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And always respect your teachers,

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even if you disagree with them, even if you see mistakes that we all are human, but this is very important to the I call it the robe of knowledge keep coming. For the woman, it is more challenging for us. Because Allah subhanaw taala put us in another role. So you're a mother, tutor, Mother, You are a daughter, there's your wife, and these are all acts of a bad I always say this to the woman. The action of a bad is not only teaching or salah or taking care of your parents a huge a bad act of worship, get me close to Allah, what do I want. So for the woman, number one, the balance will be very much needed, you may end up doing it much slower. But that's okay. Take start the start the

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path. If it takes 10 years, that had to be number one, number two, don't give up. Don't let people put you down. There was a lot of women who were leaders they are but at the same time, especially for the woman but it also applies to the brothers, the more you learn, the more you have to be humble, the more you will know how much you don't know. The more you know that please forgive me the insignificance of insignificant of me as a human being. The more I know about Allah subhanaw taala and that's what it is and pursue it. We need scholars woman and also we need people know their deen and may Allah make it easy for everybody

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have a lot of good questions, but I know we're tight on time. But here's a very good one since our last our last episode until from Oban Viva la so this is a question What advice do you have for us to prepare for on the one okay and succeed? So what is that device to succeed and Ramadan? You can succeed unless you have a goal. What is your goal?

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I will say the following say to yourself and say to Allah subhanaw taala before your Allah make it the best Ramadan ever.

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Talk to him. Learn how the Munna gerth Mala is that we missed this. This is this is intimate conversation with Allah. It's not I don't want anything hamdulillah but I need so to ask Allah subhanaw taala to make it the best Ramadan. Number one,

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to make it the best Ramadan and to be successful. You need to give up a lot of things cannot be the same thing you do now in Shaban, or you have done in Rajab, and you think Ramadan comes in, you turn on the switch and everything becomes perfect. It doesn't work this way. Some of the practical advices I said this yesterday in our weekly Tuesday night program,

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move away from social media.

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Very limited time. Limited time. Again, we live in the West, a lot of the things continue, we can change it, you work you study, everything stays cut down on your social media. Pay attention more to the Quran and not how many times I'm going to finish the Quran. What did I learn? Make it and everyday even if it's one verse, one verse that you're going to understand what Allah is saying to me. What does he want from me? are lots of Doha and Doha not only for dunya hamdulillah dunya, which we need that, but to hell for Accra and Doha for your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala fourth, which was he and his Salatu Salam be generous? Not money. hamdulillah everybody is very

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generous in money. That's why all the fundraising is around Ramadan. People are very generous hamdulillah but be generous in your relationship with Allah and your relationship with people forgiven. Pardon people whoever hurted you, whoever did something to you forgive them for was for her to him. Guna for Allah Allah. forgiven, pardon. Don't you want Allah to forgive you? Allah said this was a while back on insalata new pardon. Forgive is serve. And especially if you go to tarawih be with this spirit. Don't go to tarawih and you're entitled I have to get a place in the masjid. Whether it's the brothers or the sisters. Go to the masjid says Ya Allah wherever you will put me to

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your house. Whoever is going to come next to me is my brother or sister. And with this spirit, the giver, the forgiving the focus. See what Allah subhanaw taala will give you if you can do a T calf and I said if because sometimes for the sisters this is not something easy. At least try one day. The last 10 days one day and realistic of real is not the path with foreigner talking to people. Hello, hello, alone.

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See what Allah subhanaw taala will give you, He will never let you down Subhanallah I

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have a lot of comments that are saying, this is our favorite episode, just like three four comments I just wanted to mention that is my favorite episode as well.

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So there's a few questions about hijab. And I think every time we have a sister guest

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asked to come.

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Let's take this one, he says, please advise me about the statement below made by a father who is opposing his 10 year old daughter from work the job so this is

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this is very common. Unfortunately, Allah has given the young girl they know they don't need to wear a hijab, and nobody is entitled to request them to do that.

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Make dua for this father, number one, don't take it in your hand. Number one, the mother is saying this I don't know is that the 10 year old is saying this number one make dua dua you want to make to Allah Subhana Allah Ya Allah, and talk to ya Allah, change my father, open his heart to see truth as truth and falsehood as false. Keep making the DUA sincerely. You're 10 years old. I don't know if you're yet at the age of obligation. I don't know. Okay, and again, this is public but

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and keep asking Allah subhanho wa taala. To make it easy for you. This is a very difficult situation. I see this a lot. Fathers say no mother say no. Husband say no. It is so painful, but it's reality we have I can't answer 111 Answer fits all. Because I don't know the situation. I don't know if you insist what will happen. You have always to think about what is the result? Now as we call my Casa de Sharia. Why did if I'm going to say I'm going to put it your I'm going to go against my father will what will happen? Right and you're going to tell me what I can't obey anyone if I am disobeying Allah, that's absolutely true. But also you have to see the sequences. So what I will say

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to the Father, if the father is listening to me, absolutely, you're right. That girl is a gift. And Allah has given them a gift. And when you have a gift, precious, you always wrap it. We always wrapped gifts, and we the better we wrap it, the more interesting the gift is, number one, number two, this is a young, beautiful heart that she wants to live protected. I'll tell you as a woman, when I Allah subhanaw taala gave me the gift of a job, how it protected me as a woman.

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You want to protect your you love your daughter, I can I have no doubt. You wouldn't say she's a gift. And may Allah reward you. You care about her. You care about her dunya and I'm sure you care about her.

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And the dunya the hijab is a protection for the girl and toward the woman. I'm a working woman I studied here, I interacted with so many Muslims and non Muslims. The Hijab saved me from a lot of things. A lot of things they say I just Yanni when I was in residency, when we come in the morning to do the morning rounds, usually we come early and we discuss and the moment they see me they said oh don't say this thing. Hey faze you. Why? Because I wear that job. It's a protection for your girl. It will give her dignity. Walla Walla Walla Walla, and I don't know who you are. I don't know who the God is. would give her dignity. Give her owner will give her good life, let alone Phil

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you want to be with your daughter in an Acura in Jana. Let her do it. Go against your knifes but let her do it. Let her do it. This is a gift. You have a 10 year old begging to

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be grateful to almost pantalla I know a lot of parents they're dying for their children to obey your last panel and may Allah open your heart your OB I mean make dua for the study

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now this will be the last question but I think a good one to follow what is your next goal to achieve? I have only one goal for the last 20 years to go to John that's it

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so what else whatever gets the agenda? It's the goal

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all of us

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oh by the way, gentlemen, we're not going to settle for

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o'clock had a Dr. Hofer this is awesome session and

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people were very active and

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hunted Allah may Allah Subhana Allah increase all of the good that you do and bless you and your institute agenda and to insha Allah for anyone who didn't catch that before.

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We'd love to support all of our guests and all the projects that they're doing, even if it's not related to us and you have been where we just like to spread the word inshallah so

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we're gonna be working together I have a feeling right

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because we all the institute's actually, I'm glad you brought this up, brother, and we all Institute's we have the same goal we're serving as Fantana we all need to come together. Right? We may do it in this way.

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I mean, I don't know do it this way you have to do with this platform that we all have the same

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or get together it will be much more forceful. And may Allah make it

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shallow we'll have you on again in the future. Viva la

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it's a pleasure to welcome Allah here brother Ibrahim Sheikh Abdullah it's always a pleasure to be without with people of Allah I call them May Allah make you better than what even people think of you and may Allah Baraka in pain and May Allah protects everyone working in your team and make it also one of the tools to spread the knowledge bring people close to Allah subhanaw taala and may Allah forgive all our shortcomings European

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