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Use Your Connection to God to Withstand the Difficulties in Our Time

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Haifaa Younis

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and recycle Malachy Rama foundation MCC for inviting me it was unplanned and I always say this to people the best plan is what's a locklin's is not what we planned this was absolutely unplanned I think it was three days ago she texted me says What? What do you have any day and I said the only day I have is Friday night because I'm flying back tomorrow morning and she said okay, we want you in Pleasant and I have no idea where it is pleasant.

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And then I was studying my sister who is lives in the other side of the bay area and she said oh, it's hour and a half and drive. And I said 200 Let her umbrella mean Allah will reward us and Joseph malarkey for all of you coming before I start I want to remind everyone the brother May Allah reward him said very beautiful statement touched my heart. It's when Allah subhanaw taala take something and then bring it back. Bring it back a little bit.

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Any I have this is my first time here but the total Rania was saying the brother was saying is like this place on Friday is jammed, packed. And Allah decided to take it away from us. And this is all our masajid and we all have to ask this question unfortunately a lot of people are not asking is why it's not the COVID COVID is a suburb as we say he's a reason. But the main person, the main one who moved the COVID is Allah He closed his homes His house is for us including Metka

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and the question is why? And I always kept asking myself, are we or are we not worthy even getting to your home? And you want it to teach us a lesson? So Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen I always say Allah is Rahim Allah was it was not Rahim we will not be here all of us whatever good we think we are but his handler Haman generous Karim opened the door against us come back. So how do we come back?

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That's the question.

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In Miami massage de la hey man I'm gonna relay what do y'all mean we're almost sold out our artists ricotta Well, let me actually know what the people who flourished the houses of Allah just recited to you from sorted Tober and Allah stressing on in nama Wehrli who flourished the houses of Allah. It's not the people who come because their children have to go to Sunday school or because I have to go to my room.

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There is nothing wrong with that. But we have to dig deeper. We have to be connected more to Allah so this will not happen again. Yamaha masajid Allah and Allah said Yama flourish when you build something say Aymara meaning it's a big building. Who are these people?

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Men Armand Abdullah true believe while your mill AHA on the day of judgment and then are almost Salah performed Salah not pray? Did you say your prayer? It's a very common word in the non Arab culture. It's a word but it's not say it's performed never Allah and the whole Quran said other than a call masala perform Sana, you know when you're talking, you perform, and then we're at a Zakka What am Yassa in Allah and this is what we're going to be talking Inshallah, and you have no fear in your heart, you have no connection, you have no one to please you. You have no one to fear, but Allah.

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Are we these people?

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Maybe we're not. But are we going to be these people? Now he opened it again. But he opened it gradually. You know, when you are, of course, Allah is Exalted, but I always give examples for us to feel, you know, when someone hurts you.

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And then they kept asking for forgiveness and you're wondering, and then you say, You know what, I'm gonna give them a second chance. But you're so what?

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You're so careful, you're worried? Do they really deserve it? And you open the door and you're you're wondering, that has not to be those people with Allah's pantalla. So when we come back to the masjid, I always say this, especially to my beautiful sisters. Don't use the masjid as it's your home.

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And same thing for the brothers but specifically for the sisters because I see your ward. It's when you come to the masjid immediate Word in your heart had a beta Allah, this is the house of Allah. It's not my home. It's not MCC, it's not Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. It's the house of Allah, whether it's a small or big you have to have this in you. So so this flourishing the house of Allah, you start practicing. So when you see something on the floor, your immediate reaction is not look at Muslims, what they do your immediate reaction, you jump and clean it, because it's the house of Allah.

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And you cannot be roaming around and talking and now it's the house of Allah. So may Allah subhanaw taala at least I say this to myself, number one, if I learned this from COVID Alhamdulillah COVID was the biggest name.

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If I learn this, and I come back out of this and

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ethna out of this huge dust with a gift and they always tells you the coolie piccoli magnetic minha is how they teach you with every test there is a gift. If I learned the gift, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen so let's all be grateful. And you forget Allah allows you to pray Aisha, feel it to Allah gave it to you again. We stayed one year, Nora Milan, no tarawih no Maccha and hamdulillah gradually opened it up. So keep this feeling inside you and ask Allah to keep it your OB. I mean, I don't know why I chose this subject but I think it's the Bay Area.

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And I really mean it. I think you're living in California and they're always it's nice to have people coming from outside because they give you a different perspective. Living in California or seeing you this to my beautiful sister is not very good for the heart. Unless your heart is really attached to Allah and we're gonna see why is that number one the weather?

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Send Yemma you're so spoiled. No, I really mean it. I want to this is how we are attached to Allah. Everything in my life is a message from Allah subhanaw taala as a Sahaba used to say, not all Quran resettlement Allah, we used to see the Quran messages from Allah. So when the weather is 24/7 is beautiful, my heart, what happens to my heart? At our dunya I used to get used to the

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blessings, I don't feel it. Like for me when I came, and I live in a four season, state and a really harsh four seasons. I was like Ya Allah, this is amazing. How many of you wake up in the morning say Allah, this is amazing.

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Not the usual. So California has a lot of

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blessings and has a lot of dunya

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some lot of dunya in here, way more than other places. So it is I was worried. You know, I was like, you're lucky my heart focused on you. And that's why when Ronnie was I don't know why I said, let's look at this subject. Are you attached to Allah? And I'm going to ask this question to everybody. Don't answer me who I am. answer yourself and then let's go and see what we will learn. If somebody asks you, Are you attached to Allah?

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What will you answer?

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And if you answered yes, grade yourself 10 Is Rasul Allah salatu salam, I say Nick Brahim, may Allah subhanaw taala make us on their little bit which steps in general are we seven? Are you eight? Or are you nine in Ramadan? And then you are in the summers five and then during exam when you are in need Allah, your tongue? Are you the person who fluctuate which most of us are? Or not?

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Are we that person? When I need something, if I have somebody sick, how is my dua

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if I have tomorrow an interview, how is my dua

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if my child needs something and tomorrow is how is my connection with Allah and when I don't need anything? Although we always need but in general, so the connection with Allah subhanho wa taala. Are We Connected with Allah subhanaw taala. And the question is what is connection? They call it in our OB at a local biller? How many here knows our OB, so I don't use too much words.

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To unlock is basically attachment and the best way to learn this of course from my profession as an OBGYN The baby inside them all right, the column the first one of the first stage is called the Allah it's in the Quran 100 You know what it is? Is that this piece of blood literally you can't even see it. When it comes in this is the uterus comes in, attached to it.

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attached to it to the point if it does not attach what happens?

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dies, miscarriage 100 It's the same route. I need you to give me your heart and brain. This small clot of piece of blood if it is not attached. Well, you get miscarried. You die.

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That's how I am should be me and you with Allah.

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Am I

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Are we

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like if I am not attached to Allah, I'm dead.

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I'm dead literally that physically that emotionally did this spiritually? Are we as Muslims? The answer is probably not. I'm not gonna say no. I'm gonna say probably not. So remember this at all look, is they say it in beautiful words. I'm just going to try as much as I can.

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Is attachment when you are attracted to something think of any thing or or human being you're you're attract

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up to to you love. You're so much in need. You're like Porter burger, you will love for them to pay give you attention to text you to send you a special message and you feel they are separate from everything else. Oh this is this person, then you are attached to that person

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is that Allah in my life?

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I'm going to keep giving you examples of us and then I'm going to bring you back to Allah. Are we this way with Allah subhanaw taala

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so the question is why not?

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Why we are not although when we need hola we are there? Why we are not

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I need you to answer me. Anybody from the brothers or from the sisters? Or are we let's be very frank. Are we are we that baby with Allah's puntata 24/7

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Yes or no?

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We're not right hamdulillah the youth are not nodding their head no.

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Why? That's the question why

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are we able that Allah created us in a way that we are that baby did he craved us in that way? That we shouldn't be. Did he give us the faculties as they say to be attached to him? Yes or no? So we are Yes. Then why we are not what is the problem?

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Anyone?

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Our nefs hamdulillah what else?

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Distractions hamdulillah what else

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so we live thinking that everything is under control hamdulillah what else? I'm looking for one one. This is all true.

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Shavon for sure. Anytime you say knifes too cheap on because Shavon acts on the knifes

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i You're getting to where I want

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we don't know Allah

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we don't know who is he?

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If I want now to ask any one of you anything you know from the Quran. And when you read an all of you know this be it Nila Allah who Allah who?

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Who doesn't know this, the first thing we teach our children, right? And by the way, it's 1/3 of the Quran, in the household Quran.

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But when I say Kulu Allahu Allah is One. What does it mean?

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What does it mean for me as a person?

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does it really mean? does it really mean when I say Allah Allahu Ahad and I put my finger up? does it really mean in me that I don't see anyone but Allah. I don't see anybody harming me but Allah. I don't see not harming me allowing harm to come. But Allah, nobody benefits me but Allah. No one makes me speak. But Allah

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no one if there was a water here, nobody gave me this water but Allah when you read the NWACC there you all know me is nila, I'm sure most of you know. The third page of Salah tilaka. What does Allah says? Ira Ito? Ma Levita shabu? Do you see the water that you drink? And to answer to Mohammed and Mussolini? Did you send it down from the cloud and natinal mu zero? Or we send it down? It's a question. No answer.

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The answer is obvious. And then Allah who respond loaner shirt, if we will let you hang now who jajah We have made it so bitter fellow hula TaskClone why you are not grateful? How many of you read this verse and then a nod Allah go back again to the non zero to the fire and to the corpse and everything we Why is there no answer because honestly, there is no answer.

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A local biller attachment to Allah subhanaw taala will never come. And I'm saying we'll never unless you know who was he?

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You really spend your time to know what was he not the two minutes Allah? Allahu Akbar Did you pray I prayed and I don't even remember what I read.

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When you spend time as you spend time with the most important thing in your life, I always say this to myself. And Rania knows this and if there's any physician here in the room, how many years we spent studying medicine,

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or law only knows how many books we memorized. And training and training and still training with C and E your if anybody knows what I'm talking about, and in every profession, I asked myself this before anyone how many years let's say days I spent to know Allah.

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That when I read

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The Quran I and I say this is his word who already we are.

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We're in the home of RT Hawaii.

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He owns the keys of the unseen laurea Allah Maha Shula who no one knows it, but

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what matters couple mean whether or not a single leaf, this this verse always makes me even beyond thinking not a single leaf not in California, not in a pleasant and not in the United States in this whole world. Walmart's Otomi world are not a single leaf Inaya Namaha but he knows it will not even a seed pillow Martin in the bottom of the darkness of the earth

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will fill all the will of his summer. Not on earth not in the heavens. When are robbing one is this not anything more used? Not anything with dry Illa picky tell the movie.

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Allah said listen so what will enhance the quality if you want to know Allah? Read sortal And

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you know, you want to know who is he going to slaughter and and the cattle? What do I know?

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What do you know?

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Whatever degree degrees I have. If I spent time more and more on learning about Allah dadey, not the Quran we read, and we don't know what we are reading.

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When I read and I say your Allah, this is your words, but I don't know what it means teach me. I need to know you. Like you know, when your child says I want to pass, I want to go to this college, I want to go to Stanford, I want to go to Harvard, you know how you see them. And they have this resolve, and they don't mind studying ours? Where is this with Allah subhanho wa taala. And I'm talking to adults, you can do this too. You can give this to your children unless you have it. And they see it in you. And they see it in your actions. To get to attach to him, I need to know him. That's the first thing knowing Allah, they teach you all the time this and I'm going to make it very

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easy. You know Allah by three things.

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Does anyone know? It's very simple. Three things will make you know Allah very well, unless you're gonna say God memorize the Quran. Because if you don't know what's in the Quran, I'm sorry you don't know who's Allah? What is the three things

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that you will know Allah by three things.

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They say I atom MK tuba or Dieter Makarova I atom Mambo SIFAT a smart who was referred to three things, his words, the verses that is written

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the verses that's around us, the scenes, the creation of Allah, and his names and attributes, names and attributes. I'm not saying memorize the 99 which is amazing. But I'm talking about the real meaning of who is he? Like when you put the when you're eating and you're looking at the food?

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Looking at the food it's also soulful and you know what Allah said on Laurel era summary he either Asmara when I look at it,

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look at it. We don't we look at beautiful, it tastes good. It's very well designed, but I never say who is this Creator who created this.

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On Laurel Allah says look at it. Look at it the more I do this in my daily life.

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As much as I look May Allah forgive me number one before anybody as much as I look at my phone, and check all my life is my phone. If I looked at the phone as a creation of Allah, and the words that gets to me is from Allah and the message is he made it the more I reflect on this, I am more and more this baby getting to a loss pantalla I hope I'm making it easier for you. The practical not something

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from the other world. Spend time specially you living in California because you have beauty around you. Beauty in the weather beauty in the creation of Allah beauty. It's beautiful. It's a beautiful state Subhanallah

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the time you spend in the car driving, which is one of the landmark of California use it to reflect spa Allah today I specifically wanted to drive through to a tee because everybody was telling me it's one of the most beautiful highways and I couldn't believe I was like Jambi What is this palette? Especially when you are not traveling to another country that you know it's a beautiful this is your daily thing and you travel you say your hola and then I looked at the mountain and then the verse came to my heart. I was in southern China. I learned German

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Not all Ito ha Xiang moto so Dr. Maha Shatila if we if you if we have sent this Quran on the mountain I was looking at the mountain mountains are scary. Nara Ito Harsha. You'd have seen it's so humble and humiliated and water sub they're cracked

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out of the all of the words of Allah. Look at us what happens when the imam is reading

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let alone when we are reading the Quran. I asked myself before anybody, when was the last time you're alone, reading the Quran are praying men and woman and you shut up and you shed tears

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out of the all of Allah subhanaw taala and when was the last time you cried because you didn't get this or you lost this or you miss your child or any of the dunya things.

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So number one in this attachment to Allah subhanho wa Taala number one is no him.

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Number two, the reason why we are so far away from what he wants us to be and the more he gives us Subhan Allah the more we are far away

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imagine 10 years ago

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you have just before the internet came in, not that long. Where were we? And where are we? It's a huge as if it's a different different planet. But are we a better human beings? Are we a better creation of Allah? Number one know him and if you don't know how to do it, ask him

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Allah homophobic

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make this dua to Allah and your salute your Allah make me know you. Show me. I see but I don't see. I don't see I see. But I don't see. Make me see you. Who are you show me. One, two. Number two problem is we love this life. Hope good dunya

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we love it. Don't tell me I don't care.

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I don't care about the dunya you know one way or we don't care about the dunya the test?

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What is the test you that you really don't care about the dunya?

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What is the test? Which is hadith of rasool Allah is to say,

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when you have it, or you don't have it, it's exactly the same.

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You know what I mean? When you had the million dollar home, you live in California, the average home is multi million dollar. When you have it, you paid it, it's all in your name. And the next day you lose it, nothing happens.

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Then you don't care about dunya. But But statements and titles is very easy to say in a rush Swati salatu salam in a beautiful Hadith where he made one of his prophecies. He said, What will happen to us in the future? The meaning of he said, nations will attack you.

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Nations will attack you think of us Muslim these days, nations will attack you the same way. When there is so many hands on coming to one plate.

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The Sunnah, actually, it's not open buffet. The sun net is one big plate, and everybody eats from it. That's how they ate. That's the baraka in it. So he was giving him that he was giving them soup. But he saw it was an example from reality.

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Nations will attack you just like you all your hands in one plate. And the Sahaba said, because we were going to be few in numbers. When I know colleague were few.

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That's how they thought. And what was his response?

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No,

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both cars here, you will be plenty. What is the number of the Muslims here? One point, I think three or four now, billion be not too.

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But this is what he said. And think of us muslims these days, whether Muslims in the West, whether Muslims in the east, whether Muslims in the world will actually not concur with us say you're like the form, the form of the ocean or the sea. You see too huge. And then when it comes to the shore.

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And they said why? Now comes to it. Why? And he said Assad will one you became weak.

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And why is that? Because you love dunya and you hate death? Question for everybody.

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How many of you think daily of death

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and think of yourself or myself and we all going to be having this moment getting into that grave.

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And this one by one there. If we think of it this way

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We are not going to be so attached to this that we are leaving. Number two reason we are so focused on this life look at to do list. Everybody these days has to do list young or old, right? We need to be organized hamdulillah it's a very good way of being organized. But where is in your list? I always say this to myself, What is Allah and the list?

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You look at number one I have to go drop the kids go to work. Do this get grocery invite this person call that person visit this this is all Hassan hamdulillah Where is Allah in this? What number if May Allah forgive me before anybody, if even he is on the list?

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If he is on the list, I had a friend who used to it's amazing how people use technology to give them close to Allah. She used to send herself messages every morning. Every morning you know notification. And the notification says Please Don't disobey Allah today.

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We are so attached focus on this dunya this needs to change. This needs to change in the morning in the evening in the afternoon. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala forcefully move us to get disconnected and we don't like it. What I'm talking about he forcefully

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disconnect us and we don't like it. What am I talking about?

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Now

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no

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no, yes, Salah five times a day he strip us from dunya because once you say Allahu Akbar what happens everything around you becomes haram you know that? Our Salah to to hurry mohatta career what actually do have this need? That's where they teach you in FIP that once you say Allahu Akbar, everything outside become haram. Why don't you answer your phone inside salah. If your child starts crying, why you don't respond because everything outside Salah becomes haram. Once you say Salaam Alaikum. Everything becomes 100 Every day, five times a day, he force us and he reward us for it. See how generous he is? He forced us come on yeah, he fought Come on, leave it. Leave the work,

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leave the house, leave this the rat race. Come to me.

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Come to me for five minutes. And look what we do.

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What we do delay it for two minutes when another minute. Well, let me finish this. Let me finish that. Then you know, where is Allah hobgood duty.

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So you're telling me or you're teaching us we don't need to love dunya? No, the answer is what he taught us Allah His salatu salam allah how much dunya to Kullu VA Dena Allah Jalla dunya for your Paulo Bina your Allah give me dunya make it in my heart. But don't make it in my I'm sorry, make it in my hand. But don't make it in my heart.

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If it is there, Alhamdulillah and if it is not there, Alhamdulillah that's number two. Number one, learn about Allah subhanaw taala and ask him to teach you how z and the best way to learn about Allah Subhana Allah is learn his words, spend time to understand and if you really want to know a lot, there's like three sources in the Quran, or the Quran is about Allah subhanaw taala specifically, one of them is number one, SOTL anhand. And I remember when I was memorizing, the teacher used to say, as much to hate you have in your heart as much you glorify Allah in your heart, memorizing the surah will be easy. And I never got this together.

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And it's so true because it's one of the most challenging sutras to memorize. But the more you know Allah, He makes it easy. That's one definitely for sure. The other one is was to hash the last page which you all know and he'll ALLAH says who is he? Who Allah who lives in LA? Well medical produces Salam min on Mohammed, you all know this, know him when you read this? What does it mean Allah senang what does it mean Allah and Weyman

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learn, learn, learn, I can't focus more on this. Brothers and sisters. I focus more on the sisters because our institute teach sisters but it's the same thing for the brothers. The house has to have both the mother and the father. Their focus is to know about Allah children this becomes known natural

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at our local villa, too. So number one, know about Allah number two, lower this dunya

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long lower this dunya think of the grave. Anytime you want something think of the grave. You know when you go shopping. I wanted to I needed young and old

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I have to have this you know how we say it? I really need it.

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Think of the grave. And what are you taking with you? Two, three.

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The easiest way and I'm going to ask you this question. When you love someone, what is the sign you will love someone?

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You love somebody? What is the sign?

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Or somebody say I love you. I love you, dad. I love you mom. What is the sign?

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I'm sorry.

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I can't hear you

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can somebody say that? I can't hear it.

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Sacrifice.

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Yes and no. There is more.

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More Allahu Akbar.

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Let's listen to the

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law. Law. 100 You said it.

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If you love someone, if you love someone, you do what?

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If you love someone, you obey them.

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Your child I always say this example. Mothers and fathers, your child look at you and says Daddy, I love you. You know, 20 year old Daddy, I love you. And then you said okay, son, go and get the mail.

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Right?

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Hey, doesn't slack. Then you look at them says, You love me. I just asked you to go and get the mail. Mothers. You say? Make your bed. Mommy, I love you and hug you and everything. Go and make your bed. He doesn't says how can

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three you know what I'm getting to? The famous poet. Poem. Some of you may know it very well. Tara subida we're entitled hero hubba hubba mahal trc video. Now Quintessa the country who began

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in an Mohib the manual Hibou motohiro. They say this probably Robbia. Who said this about Allah subhanaw taala. Let me translate and reflect on you.

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Da Sita ILAHA you disobey Him. The Lord will enter Tomohiro, humble and you claim that you love him. Ha ha. This is impossible.

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In logic, that doesn't make sense. If you were truthful, in your love, you will obey Him. The person who loves obeys the one who he loves.

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I think this is very clear. I think this is the most beautiful statement. Every time I hear it. I was like, this came from heart who loves

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it because she was legendary in her love to Allah subhanaw taala legendary, if you read about it, it's like, what is this? Subhanallah

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if I love you, I obey you. Whether I like it or I don't like it.

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If I love Allah, I will obey Him. That's the sign when I am attached to Allah, because I love him. Not because I'm afraid by the way, you don't get attached to somebody because you're afraid of him. No. The moment that person disappear you don't. But you don't miss them. You say it hamdulillah they're gone. But when you love someone, you're attached to them with love and passion, you will miss them.

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You will love Allah you obey Him.

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And if you disobey Him what happens? Another sign of love when you do so when we all disobey Allah subhanaw taala no one is perfect kulula Adam Hapa as a Rasul Allah saw to SAMSA all the children of Adam make mistakes sinners, actually, well Hyrule Hubei in it to a boon and the best among those who are sinners are those who repent so we all nobody's perfect hamdulillah we're not angels. What is the sign that you will love Allah although you do obeyed him. What is the sign?

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Say that don't be don't be scared.

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But say it in a in a in a reality in a real world in a real feeling.

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Huh?

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Exactly. So Toba is absolutely true. Toba is the title. But what I'm going to feel I feel I'm uncomfortable I feel sad. Why did I do that? How many times I have to remind myself and if you the more you love him, the more you're in pain, the sign of tollways actually pain you're in pain with a loss panthan Why did I do this to attach to him?

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Know him know what is this dunya

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and love Him by obeying

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Kim in the beginning like your child, you discipline your child, you discipline yourself.

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you discipline your knifes the neffs, you need to discipline it. I love coffee, you're fasting. I love Steve, you're getting up at four o'clock, the more you do this becomes a habit and you get attached to Allah subhanaw taala. Remember these Wallahi it is not hard. You may say what is she saying? Where are we these days, but just start first step.

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And remember, the one you want to get attached to is not you and me. He is waiting for you and me.

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You know the famous Hadith, the famous Hadith, the meaning of when when my servant comes to me walking, I come to him running. What does that mean?

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How does Allah come to me running Subhana?

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How does he come to me running?

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You want to wake up for further you're struggling and he sees you.

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Sincerely struggling, sincerely feel bad when you don't wake up and see what wonders is going to happen.

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How somebody will text you just before photo

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and you look at the texture Oh, it's for your time. Let's get up in the beginning. It's this way and becomes a habit things becomes you know, the baraka I was telling you about the sisters before we start. This is part of the baraka when things start happening in your life. And you don't know what but but Allah knows you want to get close to him. But you have to have this relationship. You have to have the desire.

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That's what Allah wants from me and you. He wants to see that you want him he wants to see I really want him but I'm weak. I can't I feel and he said don't worry, I'll bring you

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put this desire in you know him know what is this? Dunya and as I'm talking about dunya and death, there is one thing certain in this life. Only one thing certain in this life.

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You know, what is it? Death and Allah called the certain Allah Quran. Allah called the Death certain at Wildwood Rebecca attire to Kenya came last verse and sorted hedger and worship your Lord Talia clean comes what is your thing, sir Timothy, but that's not the meaning in this verse. Till death come to

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death is so tentative. Think of it every single day, every single day, the beautiful sister who I didn't even have time to hug her she had to leave. Because suddenly at that young amps, I'm assuming

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it's every single day think of that. Three, obey him step by step, step by step, start small. And that becomes big to unlock. Sign the sign and this is a very nice evening Josie, the man of New Jersey, he said, I had the problem, and I couldn't solve it. And I thought there is no way out in it. And you don't know who is Josie is a saint.

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You read his his books. If anything, you start crying. There's a book called bow the more you can't even read it because the moment you open the page you start crying is the sea of ocean. So he was saying, I had this problem I can solve this issue happened to me and I can solve it.

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And then he said for everybody look at this I said then the verse from the Quran came to me

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look at this what what verse you think

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it's a very famous verse and sort of Bala

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yes Swami yet tequila Hydra. Allahu Maharajah, where your is a poem in hatred. If this whomsoever have Taqwa of Allah, Allah will have an exit for him that I'm translating literal. Every time you see the sign exit. I'm looking here to look for the sign. Immediately this ayah come to me exit and he said Oh,

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so that's what I need to do to find the solution.

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I need to have Allah in my life. What is stuck what Allah has in your life. You're afraid you love you're not obey you think of him all the time.

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You want your problems to be solved. We all have a lot of problems and they are getting worse than before. Have taco for last pantalla you don't don't tell people a tequila

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I before I say this to anybody I say to myself, it tequila as Emmanuel Junaid is amazing story. He was imam of the Haram

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haram and you know when the man stand

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after a comma and he you say still you know this you hear it all the time. Still stand up, you know, make your lines. So he said to himself, look where

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their hearts where he talked himself said you asked people to stay straight and your heart is not straight and he didn't want to be an ima

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so before he tell people that the law of fear of Allah

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say to yourself

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the more I know him the more he's in my life. I am more Mottaki I don't have to be reminded. I know he's looking at me I know he's not happy with me. Or I know he is happy with me. My yet tequila your jaw Lahoma Raja, you have Allah in your heart. You have him with you with you Allah Allah Allah who only decision you make, and I'm sorry, I said his name. Any decision you make before you ask anybody. And before you make any decision, it's not because you love it is not because you like it. It's not because everybody else is doing it. It's one question one answer. pleasing to Allah. And he wants me to do it. Whatever color Allah and and do it and see what he will give you.

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It needs work. It's not easy, but it's not impossible. He will never ask us anything that we cannot do. Now your Kelly for Allahu nevsun A Llosa you all know this if Allah will never ask us to do anything we cannot do. That's why a lot of people miss understood this verse. Anytime you're in difficulty you say to yourself, I know I can handle it because he put me in a T didn't put somebody else. He asked me, he wants me to be close to him. He wants me to be to be in his presence all the time. Yeah, you already know I'm gonna talk allah how to

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have Taqwa of Allah the real one. That means I can I just have to work on it. And I need to change eyes. I say this to myself, change the gear, change the focus.

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And and as I was listening this morning, as I was driving me I needed Adina Armano hasn't time come. And Tasha Kulu warmly the thriller that their heart surrender to Allah. And I said to myself, when is the time gonna come? When is the time when I was like tomorrow? In a year when COVID And we didn't change I didn't change. When we will change LME I need livina I'm not lost at this sort of Hadid is in time has come yet. And Tasha have Colome and the answer you should always answer Bella your OB time has come ask him I don't want to take too much of your time hamdullah I want to leave some time for questions and answers but this is what I want to leave with you this beautiful blessed

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place this beautiful blessed day you're on br br um you know we came to you wanting I can see it in all your faces. You really want to be close to all wash pants nobody will say no. But because it's a difficult road we find excuses tell him your OB I want your Allah make it easy and he will make it easy Subhanak alarm will be handy for shadowing learn

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a stockbroker to break so Allahu Allah says no Mohammed whether it was hobby testament Kaziranga Zack Milan

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what yeah

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yes, please any question any comment? Both brothers and sisters

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too quiet community. I don't know what does that mean?

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I'll tell you one thing in medicine. You probably run your nose this anybody anytime they were teaching us something where there's no questions. He used to say there's two possibilities either you understood everything or you understood nothing. So I'm hoping the first one your hometown

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Our hearts are in all Shama Yarrow Bay and mean. Your Allah I mean turned on your OB I mean,

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from the youth. Anybody? I love the youth when they say things. Where does Amina?

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I don't see her. Yes, Amina.

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I mean, I want you to share with everybody what is it okay, if I say if you allow me to say, so Amina is nine years of age. And then I 10 I'm sorry, please forgive me 10 years, and I didn't say it. Her older sister said she put her hijab by herself.

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may pray for her lucky put a strong, I really mean it's everybody. And then I said What made you do it? You answer no. For the sake of Allah, because there's one Hadith. In the morale manual vignette, that's the answer. I got 10 years of age.

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Because to please Allah and enamel Amma Lavinia so then the question I asked because we all any woman who wore hijab know these questions. What do you do when people ask you questions? While you are doing it? What is the name of this thing on your head? Why right? So what did you

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during your school, I made a presentation so I don't have to answer over and over again.

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I am speechless.

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I made a presentation and the school and anybody asked me a question, go back to the presentation.

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I'm not going to answer twice, right? Masala Tabata coma May Allah bless you unless your parents, your OB me and your siblings, may Allah keep you strong and make you Allah Amina, if you know whose I'm sure she knows who was. Mashallah. So look at this, why I am not as strong as she is.

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All of you brothers and sisters, why I'm so shy to pray in public.

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You pray in public, you pray in the airport.

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And I was like, why not?

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Why not? What is what is the problem? Why not? Private place? Keep looking for a private place. You'll find it. Yeah, but everybody is looking at me. I was like, oh, people always look at you. Anyway. So anyway,

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this is what we need. You know, because that's what he told me to do. I'll do it. Then you want to attach to it. And the more you do one difficult thing. You see how more you are attached? handler. Any comment from the brothers?

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Yes, Sister, please. Run you're in front of

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y equals love. Start. I actually have two questions. Yes. The first one is I work in a school. Yes. So every time whenever there's time to pray. The thing is the staff from is usually everyone's wearing shoes. Men woman walking around. So for me, I feel very uncomfortable to just put the gentleman's I don't mind praying in public Alhamdulillah. But, you know, if I have to pray inside a room, it's so difficult. Is it okay to bring that aside? So let me take this question because that's a very practical daily issue. So I'm glad she has no problem praying in public. But she doesn't feel comfortable playing in the break room.

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Is our gonna straight answer. This is how she found comes to us. There's a beautiful book called irata to Latham and Massai. The shape one, it's the map no time to volume, how Shavon has his tricks for every individual. So the sister may Allah bless her, has no problem praying in public. So the shaper says I'm not going to come and tell her everybody is looking at you. Because not going to work.

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But it works on other people. So what is the what is the trick? The place is not clean.

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What is the answer? It's from rasool Allah He salatu salam.

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Majority Matthias PAHO ra RSRS Otto Sam said the earth was made for me as pure. The only place we cannot pray Phippen is in the bathroom. Or if there is an adjuster even if there is an adjuster, you know the famous Hadith of the Bedouin who came to the masjid please will give me an urinated Absolutely you pray you put your vagina mas we don't want your prayer to do anything but don't you ever compromise your salah? Because that's one of the ways I hear it a lot from sisters I can do although in the bathroom. That's the other thing I don't have my hijab I don't have my socks all these I keep telling them this is how Shavon comes to you. I don't know about that. I had actually a

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long discussion one time with a brother. He said I just feel very uncomfortable during World War in public I was like why?

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Why learn how to do the World War for us. Well, he saw to some wood one cup.

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You have to do a flood zone as we always see it unfortunately. Unfortunately, right in our masajid learn he used to do one cup do only the other can. Don't do the Sunnah. If it means that I'm going to do the Canberra I'm going to keep my salah do it. Absolutely. I'll tell you one thing I there is you know, when you have children, you raise children. I'm sure all of you you have these things in home. You said this is non negotiable, right? There's a lot blinds, you all have it. This is what you say to yourself. I'm going to share this with you everybody. Just to give you an idea and I'm not praising myself, I will do biller. I just left my private practice two weeks ago, because we're

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going to be teaching full time as some of you know. So the staff made her you know, farewell party, okay, from the London and the only Muslim in the practice and we have total about 20 funds. I'm talking about Midwest, I'm not talking about California. Everybody is either white or

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no other. White or black. And nobody is a Muslim. They've never seen a Muslim. I got two gifts.

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I couldn't believe it. I mean Alhamdulillah

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Let me handle I got a lot of gifts. One gift, I actually took a picture and shared with everybody. This is where I want to put on every social media. Because that's what you want to show people. And this is from a nurse who is worked with me probably two or three months and most of my patients are also Muslim. It's basically something you put on your, on your desk. It's it's like a glass. And she puts in it she made it herself in it, like a wire that has lights. So far, so good. What's written on the glass

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in Arabi,

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Allah Alhamdulillah.

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When I opened it up, and I was like, what made you think of it?

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And she said, Because I hear it from you and from your patients. I said, Where did you find it? Dr. Yunus Google as how she said it

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will lie. And the second gift I got I couldn't believe this one. And this is actually the this agenda I carry with me. It is from the manager

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said Jada be blue. And

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like a bookmarker. It has a stomach.

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We and you know what, when people ask me about Islam phobia, you know my answer. We have Islam phobia

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is not done. We are scared. We are excuse to say we are Muslims. Why? Why? What is the big deal?

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What is the big deal?

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As I always remember this statement of said now more or less now Allah. He used to tell us what resources aren't we on the truth? I'm not going to be bragging about his time in front of non Muslim. I'm saying this to myself. Why I'm shy to say I'm a Muslim. Why you wear your hijab because that's how Allah told me. Why do you dress like this? This is my minutes Tomic identity, what is the big deal? Why all the people who are not on the true disobey Allah everywhere you find, and they are not shine to say it, why we are.

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And that's part of the more you do this, the more you're connected. I think he had another question and then tell me when I have to stop, please.

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Yeah, okay. I used to wear the hijab all the time. And I'll, I'll hamdulillah but the thing is, I work in a high school. I don't wear it anymore.

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That is every single day. At the end of the day, when I'm driving back home, it kind of gets to me. As you said, it's just that I don't know, I'm so overwhelmed trying to wear it. And I hate myself for that. Frankly speaking. I always question myself like, why am I not wearing it? Is it because of the other people I'm working with? Or is it just the environment where am I stuck? Quit your job.

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And I mean it

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if my job gonna take me from Allah subhanaw taala it doesn't worth it. As I always say this to myself. Don't sell your alpha for your dunya

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it's a lost stock market.

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Quit if you cannot be you who you are, who you want to be who you are actually, in work at work, quit the job. Well, my attack Allah, which I love Maharajah, you have all of Allah he will give you not as a job in high school. He will give you even better. One option or you go tomorrow and wear it on Monday before you leave your career awakening. You are the strong kidney stone, no other options. There is no tomorrow I will do it. Because tomorrow shaitan is going to come to you doesn't worth it ladies and gentlemen, and brothers and sisters. doesn't worth it to Allah Olivia. No, you know this is beautiful statement. I don't know who said it. And he said Allah, the wise person. Man Terrica

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dunya cobbler into Toka. Who leaves dunya before dunya leaves him or her

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wa Mara Abraham, habla and yet Hola. And flourish and build his or her grave, not homes before he or she enters and look at the last one was a la Mola Kubla here

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and he pleased his Lord before he or she meets put these three in you before you go to school. When you are when you are getting dressed. Get ready for these three and see if you're not going to do the hijab and I asked everybody in this room tuning my myself please make it too hard for you. Because you don't know who's dua will be respond who Allah Who will accept and if she gets a strong Allah knows how many people who have the same issue. They will see you they will follow you, you know it's a domino effect. The negative is domino effect, but the positive is also domino

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May Allah keep you strong loneliness I look so bad, does it? Do I always ask Allah Subhana Allah, Allah keep me straight, steadfast, steadfast on your path y'all don't be me. From Allah here. I think it's a Showtime. I don't know. Nobody is saying anything. And I am the guest so I can't come 950 Maybe one of the brothers has a question.

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Any of the use? Yes, any of the young? Yes, please

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have you been in touch? No, I haven't. May Allah invite you. And so have you been in Makkah in Ramadan? No, may Allah invite you in Haram interRAI. Not now. Before they expanded when it was jammed, packed. Kembla ALLAH blessed me I was there. When I am not exaggerating. When you go for record, you are record and the person in front of you. That's especially the last 10 days. If you lose your role, and you want to go out, make a roll and come back Tarawa has done you learn how to do it. One cup and you bring with you another if you're in the Haram or if you're just a cup and a bag. Usually in the Haram we put a bag so the carpet right and then what you do literally the cup

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you wash your hand if you don't if you're not used to I do all the Sunon with one cup you do once the the broken the obligation and then for your mouth and then you spit in the other your nose the same thing and you just don't pour get in it. What is it in Cebu? The ayah the verse tells ya allah Dena Amman with Amina Salah foxy or you will believe when you get up for Salah wash. So that Allama call so what is this wash wash means it doesn't have to be flood zone and everything is what wash is that that whatever part you are is what is what that if you hold it drop comes out. So you cannot just wipe you need to wash but a little bit of horrible wash it for the feet. That's when you need

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your socks. Because you just wipe on your socks. And I've done it I can't tell you how many times especially when you're traveling. It's really comes very handy. And the only place I can do it is in the plane if I if it's tough when I'm sitting but in general, I've done it's everywhere. And if I have a bottle that's even that's a generosity, that's extra. I can do like to do in it. Practice it and you will do it is very, very easy. And sometimes even not the whole full cup. Be Nila

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way yeah.

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Yes, don't be scared. Don't be scared at all. You never know one question Will will teach. I can't tell you how many questions I learned before anybody else. Bismillah F, tell us your name.

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My name is

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your name, ma Hill Maha Maha. How are you?

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And

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I was wondering like from an Islamic perspective, what are we supposed to do if there's like a person in some sort of authority? Who makes you feel uncomfortable? In a sense? So portion of authority? Yeah. Muslim or non Muslim, non Muslim, non Muslim, and makes you uncomfortable? Because

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I'd rather not say

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okay, i That's why I was asking because there's more than this in general. I mean, this is this is probably a private question. But in general, let's take it in general. And then we will come to this specifically tomorrow. But anybody around me makes me uncomfortable. Right? And this is very common. Yes.

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If she doesn't want to talk about it, I think we need to respect it.

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Yeah, absolutely. But in general, we all go through this. We as anybody who works knows this. Right? If Allah subhanaw taala want to test you will send you a boss that will make your life miserable. She or he right, so this is an uncomfort I am in a situation and make fun of me make fun of my hijab make fun of my accent, you name it, we go through it. Number one, I'll say back to our lecture. Remember, there is

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Allah who is stronger than this person who can remove this person in a minute. Who can literally destroy this person in a minute. Don't you ever feel any human being? Look at Allah subhanaw taala and says your OB make me way out of this. Get me out of this. Whether he will move you to another department or another school or they move him

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or her? Number one, you know every question you asked me. I come back to number one is it too hard? And number two, nobody can harm you. Unless Allah allows it. What did he teach? alayhi salatu salam said no more if he was your age, you know the famous Hadith Yahoo lamb in New York La Mancha. kalimat. Young boy, I'm teaching you words, right say them or others commerce says he was 12 or 13. Let's see. What did he teach him? Long Hadith. It's an EndNote where we but lowish tomahto OMA the whole nation, get together to harm you know, one will harm you. Unless a law allows it. This is what I want to tell you. How this the more people see your strong is strong, meaning your Muslim attack

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attached to Allah subhanaw taala spammer they get scared from you.

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Allah Allah the Allah. Meanwhile, Mom, if you can change it without going to the details, don't brush this feeling. And now specifically about the youth don't brush the feeling of the youth aranea and how sorry, you know this very well, if she tells you I am scared, that means there's a reason even if you think this reason is not relevant in my eyes, but I am much more older. I've went through this done that been there, but for her, I need to help her. But let her do it either change it. But number one both of you asked for last one. But don't be afraid. This is what I'm gonna say generic. Don't be afraid from anyone except on last pantalla he's on a way he will protect you

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always. Always.

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Yes, there's a system in the back.

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I hope I answered your question.

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Sound like a widely considered global

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if we have a hard time forgiving ourselves for our mistakes, or we struggle with feelings of guilt, and just feeling unworthy of Allah's love.

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How do you suggest we overcome those feelings? Especially if sometimes they

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they just, it feels discouraging?

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Very good question. Did you all hear the question? So this is exactly the opposite. So I feel I am. I'm a sinner. I did not obey Allah. I'm worthless, right? That's exactly one of the tricks of shaitan that's another took off shape on how He comes every one of us has his weakness point. So Shavon knows where is the weakness? I tell you what,

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when when I see I'm worthless because I am a sinner. How do I say to myself, that doesn't mean it's okay. No, but remember what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The Most Merciful verse in the Quran some of you may know it, that's how we by the almost all the scholars of Quran agrees the Most Merciful ayah in the Quran. Paul Yeah, by Dr. Lena strophe Allah unforeseen, say, My servant, and Allah says, yeah, a bad idea. He even put the so there's a lot of talk about even this letter. Alladhina Astra who Allah and pussying they have transgressed against themselves. What did they do? So truffle is Seraph meaning you went way above the limit. What did they do? Doesn't matter. And what did Allah

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says, lacked an auto Rahmatullah? Don't despair, from the Mercy of Allah and then he put this statement Subhana that's not my word. In Allah I offered the noble Jamia worldly ALLAH forgive all the sins, even the Indian this closes lot of discussion. What about the mushrik, then the kaffir and then there is another verse and Nisa responded to this. So this is what you tell yourself. Actually, it's a good news. Look at the positive you know, you are have done so many I'm not saying you but the person done so many things that they are not even worthy of this near and then immediately I say hamdulillah Allah, you're showing me my shortcomings. If you didn't want me to repent, you will not

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show me my shortcomings. If you didn't want me to come close to you will would have let me be heedless. No. You are a creation of Allah. Then he loves you. You are the one c'est la ilaha illa Allah, then he loves you. You are a sinner. All of us are sinners, and the best among us returned. Don't you ever let shaitan paralyze you with this? No. Yes, I made a mistake immediately. It's about see al Hassan tiempo her as I saw Alia salatu salam Tatas follow every bad deed with a good

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Indeed it will be removed. So don't let Chapin come to you this way at all. As to many questions from the sister site

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not too many but usually comes from the sister sites.

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Young the young people Masha Allah may Allah reward you for coming and attending a stain

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