Quranic themes – Episode 14 – How to prevent diseases of the heart

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Bismillah Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad wa

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salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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To all the brothers and sisters, we come to another session of the frantic themes. And today's theme after discussing some of the Morocco, after discussing some of the diseases of the heart, today's one is to think about how we can prevent ourselves from the diseases of the heart. And the prevention is known in Arabic. One of the one of the ways of understanding this prevention is a taqwa. So I'll get into taqwa a little bit more later on. But I want to say that prevention is something which is better than cure. So you know, this is something this is a, a principle of life of medicine, and so on, is that if you, if you're going to try and cure yourself, one of the best

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things that you can do, is not to even become ill. If you're not ill, then there's no, you know, there's no pain, there's no need to go to the doctors. And that's what prevention is you prevent yourself from becoming ill. And if you do that, and if you understand how to do that, then it's better to continue like that, and you have no problems. Why wait till the day when you get ill, and then have to go to the doctors and get medication? Why have to use Why do you have to use medication, when you can avoid becoming ill? So for example, when you're you know, prevention is in every form of our life, as well as we, you know, waking up. So you wake up in the morning, why do

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you brush your teeth? Because you prevent tooth decay?

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Why do you

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put clothes on appropriate to the weather? If it's cold, you put extra clothing on? Why is prevention? Why do you wear a scarf on a very windy day? It's prevention from the wind getting to your neck, and then you're going to be coming? Why do you carry an umbrella is prevention because you don't want the rain to wet your hair? And then maybe you get ill? Why do you wear shoes prevention? Again, you don't want your feet to be cut and so on so forth. When you cross the road, why do you look left? Look right, left, look left again, why is that for this country or for other countries where they drive on the other side is different. Okay, you learn that when you go to those

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countries. So So why do you do that because again, prevention of an accident of a car, in every form, as we're going ahead, there is prevention.

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And if you're if you're, you know, aware of your surroundings, if you be aware of what is coming towards you, then Alhamdulillah you're safe in your sound you have no problems with with things that other people can run into. Now, the same happens with the human being in Islam. Because we've got, you know, we've got things that are open, open and things can enter into our bodies. And just like you can, you can go into normal sort of like let's say for example, somebody is wearing a thin t shirt. In winter, already, you know, that the prevention is low, okay, they're wearing a thin t shirt in winter, they're drinking cold drinks with ice inside in winter, so the body is getting cold

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inside the body is getting cold on the outside, there's little form of prevention.

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The person is you know, opening the windows and letting the wind come or the air come straight and flow onto the body cold air, you know, snap cold air, we know that this person is now prone to becoming ill. Right.

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If you want to keep the house warm if you want to keep yourself warm. The first is you've got to keep enough ventilation but not too much. You can't keep the windows wide open and you've got less clothing on it is going to become is going to become quite cold for you. So you're going to have a balance with how much air you got flowing in. But the best thing is if you if you don't want the place to get cold and you shut the window, the same is when you've got AC on let's say you've got a condition on you have to close the places where the air is going to escape or there's going to not the escaping but rather the hot air from outside coming in. So if you've got AC on a new kind of

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summer, and one of the Windows is slightly open, then the car will not get cold. The same in a house or in a build building you've got some form of opening is just going to escape. The cold air is going to escape the hot air is going to come in the same way when we as Muslims we worship Allah azza wa jal we come and we do our Salah we come and you know, we fast in Ramadan, we do all the other things you know Medina

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Throughout the year,

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if you are worshipping Allah azza wa jal and obeying him on the one side, which is,

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Tara means to obey Allah azza wa jal, if on the one hand you are evading, alized origin, but on the other hand, you've got things that are creeping into your body, in your mind into your soul, that I, that I'm letting the goodness of your obedience slip away, move away, go away from your body, that are causing your you know, the neuron, the light that Allah has given you, the guidance of light gives you the Rama, Allah gives you the, the, you know, all the good things that you received from your obedience of Allah. If you don't have a prevention scheme in your body, all of its going to escape, none of is going to have benefit.

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So let me give you an example. A person who is going to pray, let me know we know this, we know these Muslims are there, okay? We see them in our lives. A person prays they pray five times a day.

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But then what happens is they're not a good person. They don't change as a person, they don't change as an individual, they are flat their character is not that good. Why, because of this problem of not being able to prevent and what i what i mean by that.

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If they if for example, that tongue, the tongue is not preventing the person is not preventing the tongue from harm.

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Then there's going to be these, the the Lulu mat or the darkness that will come into the body. See, sins bring a darkness and power,

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trying to evade laws which brings a light. So each time we obey Allah azza wa jal in anything, Allah gives us a light. And that light is something that is there that will appear for us on the day of judgment that we will see on the day of judgment in various Hadees the proposal as was talked about light, for example, when you do Voodoo, and you wash your limbs in a three times sign it says that your four locks are going to be shining and beaming with light on the Day of Judgment. A person who walks in the darkness to a shadow and further Salah Rasool Allah has told us give them good news of complete light on the Day of Judgment. So light is something which again and again has been

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mentioned in the Hadees Fatah for obeying allows origin, hey light is something that is there. But when you when you disobey Allah, darkness prevails, darkness comes Okay, darkness comes when you disobey Allah lumads for example, it was it was a lot harder than I said, a little no Luma to neoma, Tiana forms of oppression, any forms of oppression, any type of oppression, anytime, any type of unfair treatment, turns into darkness, it will turn into various forms of darkness on the Day of Judgment. This is sorry, Hadith in Bukhari Muslim. So anyone who's unfair in this world, that receiving darkness, and that darkness will manifest in an actual form for them on the Day of

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Judgment. Here in this world, we can't see it. So if you were to operate in someone's heart, or operate in the body, you can't see the light you can't see the darkness inside there. But there is a whole system around us that is going on. That every time we do a good deed there is light and every time you do badly there is darkness in us in a another Hadith give you give another example.

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In another Hadith Sahih Muslim, the prophet of Allah Horus was explained to us that when a person does a good deed, a white.is thrown on to the heart by an angel, an angel will throw a white.on to the heart. When a person does another good deed, the white the the angel will cover and throw another white dot onto the heart. And he says that the heart will continue to have white dots onto it until the entire heart becomes white with no and with light. Okay, the same Hadees tells us when a person does a sin coming to sin, then the angel will throw a black dot onto the heart and they sin again, the angel will throw another blacktop onto the heart and they continue to sin until the

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entire heart becomes completely dark and black because of the sense that again, if you were to operate on the person, the physical heart is going to be red

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blood redness, but there is a metaphorical and there is an unseen heart that is there. And that's the one that is either becomes white, or it becomes black, depending on the good deeds that we do or

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The bad deeds that we do. So my point is that when we're doing good deeds, we're getting new we're getting light into the into the heart. When you do bad deeds or you disobey Allah, you get darkness you get you get darkness that prevails that takes over the heart. And of course, you can go from black to white, white to black, you can go in forms of gray, there are many shades of grey in between. So if you do good deeds, you get white, white, white, then you do a few bad days black, black turns slightly grayish, then you do good deeds, again, you can turn back again into more, you know, light gray, light gray, light gray, and then you know, darker, lighter, darker, lighter.

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That's That's how that's how it is now what are what the point I was saying to you earlier is

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a person whose tongue is not careful of what they're saying. So there's no prevention there. And the person is for example, lying as soon as you lie, you got a big black.on your heart

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that's the blackness that has that has been put onto the heart by by the angel now all the good deeds that you did

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let's say for example, you prayed you Did you know you gave Southern However, these are good deeds both you light to the heart. But when you when you sin a small sin, you get a small black.on the on the heart, but when you have a big sin and obviously is going to be a big, big big.on the heart. And depending on the type of sin

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that darkness is going to be something easily removable, or is going to be hard to remove, it can take a bit of effort to remove. So let me give you an example. When you have let's say for example, on your on your fingers.

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When you have let's say a we need food.

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We need food and you finished eating food to wash your hands straight after with some liquid or soap is easy, right? All the all the oil anything comes off very easily comes off. But when you painting

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and is gloss paint

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and a drop of that gloss paint has fallen onto your hand. Is that easy to remove?

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If it dries up, is it easy to remove? No it's not, it's going to take a bit of effort to remove that.

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major sins. I like that gloss paint.

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They take a bit of effort to remove minus sins. I like that it's like the oil on your hand. It's easy to remove. So there are various how does that tell us the next time you start to be obedient to Allah after you've sinned, then your minor sins they will automatically start washing away the like the liquid as soon as liquid or some soap comes in contact with some oil is gonna start to wash away. As soon as you know you've done a minor sin. And then after that you start to worship Allah azza wa jal you start to be good again, do some tasveer whatever it is, okay, good act in the religion, then automatically you can start to wash away. But if you committed a major, major sin,

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like let's say for example, you had a good, you know, gloss paint of a spot here of a gloss paint. Now, it's dried up, you put that underwater, you keep it underwater for for good half an hour, it won't go. It needs a special cleaning thing for it. It needs one of those white spirits, you know those liquids that you get to put it on to that and to wash it away with a special cleaning liquid. The same with a major sin, you have to do tober you have to specifically go to a lance a or LA I really messed up. You know, and you're asking for forgiveness and ask him to remove the stain of that from from yourself then allows the widow Yes, just by doing Toba just by going to a landing

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series specifically for that for that scene, just like you would go to the store and get the white spirit for your gloss paint that's on your hand or the tip x or whatever is on your hand. You have to go and get that specific and applied, then that will be washed away. The same whenever you you do a major sin, you have to go to a large region and specifically say I made I committed this major sin and I'm asking you to please forgive me for this major sin. Okay. But my point earlier is prevention is better than cure. What does that mean?

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When a person is talking, and they using the tongue, there are many things that you can do that's wrong. One of them obviously is to lie. Number one is to back by. Number one is to talk ill about people. Another one is to swear. Another one is to humiliate someone with your tongue. Another one is to say as promised someone with your tongue, but then not fulfill it. Another one is to deceive someone with the tongue. Another one is to belittle someone with the tongue. Another one you know there are many many things that you can do with your with your tongue, and all these are different harems. Now the one is to

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spread rumors between people. Now the one is to cause people to fight. Another one is to spread the information that that, you know deliberately is going to make this person hate that person. All of these things are from the, from the things of the tongue that we shouldn't do. Now, if a person prevents themselves from this, then you prevent the darkness from getting to your heart, you prevent the illness from coming in, you keep your heart pure. If a person continues to lie continues to cheat continues to say things that are not appropriate, then you're causing damage to it. Let me give you another example. Some of you will understand

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when you're trying to

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when you're trying to say when you're trying to collect money.

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When you're trying to save money for something, let's say you want to buy a car.

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Now your car is worth let's say, 5000 pounds, you want to buy the car, your weekly, or let's say your monthly saving is like you know, maybe 500 pounds. So you can save in a month, 500 pounds as an example, and you want to get a car for 5000 pounds in 10 months you'd have the car, I'm just giving you a very simple example. Now imagine during the month, the 500 pounds is supposed to save, you're having a coffee for 10 pounds. A, you're having another dinner treat for 50 pounds, you're going out there for an outing for another 60 pounds. So you're doing this is that what happens to you 500 pounds is you start to lose, lose, lose, lose until we get that right down to let's say 240 pounds

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or something, you've got less than half of what you would have had. If you had prevented going to these extra coffees and extra whatever you've got, then you can get your 500 pounds cooking every month and then you can buy your car in 10 months time. Having money is not just the issue, it's it's making sure that the money doesn't slip out of your hands. That's when you save money. It's not about what you've got today. It's about whether there's hold in there. For example, you're trying to collect water in a bucket or a container. If your container has got no holes in it, then of course the water will remain inside there. As soon as you've got a hole inside there, the water will

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trickle trickle out trickle out until nothing's going to remain in there. The same with the heart. If a person is trying to keep the Noor of Allah and the light in here, if a person is trying to get in the inclination of Allah, if the person is feeling that I want to be closer and closer to Allah, and I'm doing my Salah I'm doing my Quran I'm doing a good deeds, all of that is going to be beneficial if you if you do what if you block the holes from where all the nude escapes?

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You guys do that? You guys follow me? And you guys follow me? So no, you gotta block the heart from the whole time. Let me tell you the holes. One major one, I said the tongue. Another one the eyes.

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Looking at her arm.

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There's no prevention if there's no prevention in looking at her arm, and straightaway, the darkness comes in the stain goes on to the heart. The new is lost. Okay, and therefore you're not getting close enough to Allah. Some people they practice a stand for 10 years

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and they still don't find closeness to Allah they find it sometimes they don't find it other times. Why? Because you got something open. You've got a window open when you've got AC on.

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You got the window open. So either you're looking at her arm with your eyes. Are you listening to her and these are the these are the the parts where the trouble comes to the heart. The problems come to the heart. There's the eyes, the ears, the tongue,

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major three that we've got, which is you can't listen to harm someone here backbiting. Either you should stop them from backbiting or you walk away.

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If you stay there, where they are backbiting, if you remain there, the Quran has told us that not just backbiting anything that is being done done wrong any wrongful act that has been done. If you remain in the presence of people doing the wrongful act, then Allah azzawajal has said that you are equal to the people who are doing the wrongful act. So for example, if somebody is making mockery of the Quran, it's a major sin, but you're sitting there and a mockery of the Quran is being made. But you're not saying anything about it. You're just sitting there. So you might think to yourself what I'm not participating in the mockery of the Quran. I'm just sitting here know if you either don't

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stop them, or you don't walk away, then you're part of it. And this is in the Quran surah number four and number 140 Allah said

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Salam aleikum, Anita semitone Ayah Tila, Allah says that I've revealed to you in the Quran, that when you hear the verses of Allah are being denied or being mocked for LA taco do Maha Maha, don't sit with them.

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Until they change the conversation, whatever conversation that we're having with the program, walk away. And it wants to change the conversation, you can come back in Mexico either Mithra, whom, if you don't walk away, if you remain there while they're mocking the Quran, then you are part of them. And Allah have said that any sin where the sin is being committed, and you're sitting there amongst them, then you are part of them. So when there's diba, or when there's backbiting which often happens, Riba backbiting is happening, and you're sitting there, you listen to it, you're not saying anything you're not joining in, then you are part of it, then you're going to be part of it. So the

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same with with all the different things that are there, if a person does not have the have the prevention, of trying to secure yourself from there, then you're part of it.

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Now look at the different angles of the avenues. A person who is going through their life needs to train as a Muslim, we need to train ourselves, to protect our eyes to protect our ears and protect our tongues. The eyes have a natural spring, the eyes have a natural spring, the ears and the tongue have a natural spring from from closing. When it's hot on Mondays Holanda. It's a natural spring. So for example, you know, when innocent children are there, and then you see this in children, innocent children, naturally through the fifth law or through the, the way Allah has created them, they find these things to be to be bad, right? So the when there's something that is wrong, when there's

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something that is of injustice, the innocent children find it not something that you know, that's wrong, they'll just say straight up. That's wrong. That's not nice. You must have heard, you know, people that would have said and children that will point out something wrong when they see it. Now, this is fifth law. This is the natural disposition, disposition, Allah azza wa jal has given us when we in our lives. After a while, when you grow up, when you look at her arm, and you look at her arm again, and you look at her arm again, the spring that was there in the eye, that will naturally move you away from her arm, that spring becomes loose.

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When a person is looking, let's say for example, a man is looking at women. And a man is looking here man is looking there man looking there, after a while to kind of feel that there's nothing wrong with it.

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After a while, there's nothing wrong with it. At first, you're trying to be a good Muslim, the Quran has told us

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meaning I mean, I'm sorry, him. The Quran has told us to keep our eyes down. Keep our gaze down. So this is in Surah.

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A North surah number 24. And number 38. Number 30. Holy moly. Tell them men believing men to keep the eyes, the lower the gaze. Next verse, Allah told the women to keep their to lower their gaze both both ways, okay. Now what happens is when you look, once you look again, first of all, you know, you might feel that it's wrong, especially when they when they might have, you know, part of the bodies that you shouldn't be looking at, if that is exposed, and you're going to feel is wrong for you to look at that. When you look again, and you look again, and you look again, then a person becomes accustomed to the spring becomes loose. And what happens then is that the person doesn't

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feel there's anything wrong. Now what's happened is two things have been spoiled. One is the natural spring that you had in your eye that would naturally shut you off away from the heart, and that's become loose. And the second thing is, which is the more dangerous thing is your mind has now had an effect. Your belief now says to you, there's nothing wrong in me looking at these individuals, the way they're dressed, or the way they are not dressed in this way. Okay, so that belief now gets corrupted. There's two forms of corruptions, and both need to be in a secured. One is these holes that I've told you about the eyes, the ears, the tongue and so on the mouth and so on. We've got to

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make sure that we protect them. The second and more dangerous one is when the mind has something in it, that gets corrupted. That is that is more dangerous and why do I say is more dangerous because Allah azza wa jal when he opened the Quran he started off with that.

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When you when you look at the Quran, when Allah says Allah says radical tabula rasa Fie, who

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The little puppy allows we'll talk about those people who have this who have this thing inside them to prevent themselves from sin. They're called Amati. taqwa is the ability to prevent yourself from sin. That's what taqwa is. The whole discussion today is about taqwa. taqwa is, is the mechanism inside the body where we are able to prevent ourselves from committing a sin. Turkey are the people who are described 13 are those who have the taqwa. Right? So what happens now is the mind when the mind believes there's nothing wrong with the sin, there's a huge problem the person has has caused, right? So the Quran opens and says, that likkle Kitab hula fee. That is the book there is no doubt

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in this book, who then again, it's a guidance for those who have that preventive scheme who have that inside them they have, they have the natural that developed a way of preventing themselves from the onslaught that comes into their bodies or into their minds, while the losses are open up with with with that verse. Why? Because when you have a thing in your mind that the Quran can be doubtful.

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It is not your eyes that have been affected now, not your ears or not your tongue, but it is your mind that has got this corruption. Once the corruption gets to the level of the mind, then you can start making up things that weren't even there. So for example, a person was looking at women. First, he felt bad. After a while, he said, Well, there's nothing wrong with it.

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Now the mind has been affected, what will the person do now? If the person cares and believing? Well, there's nothing wrong with it. And the person sometimes they justify themselves they say that? Well, you know, it's not it's not making me feel aroused.

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It's not making me feel that you know, I'm inclined towards that I'm just I'm just looking at

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people who have success and this people say this, they say, well, it's not making me feel anything inside. So as long as it's not making me feel anything inside is okay. So that's, that's a part of corruption that has come to the mind, then the person can move easily ahead and go further from this when because the belief system is corrupted. The Quran has spoken about some Jewish people in the province a long time, when they when they failed, it's okay for them to know dishonor the contracts they had with the believing Sahaba who converted or who came into Islam. The Quran spoke about that. And then he said, there's a reason why they did this.

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We're not talking about all the Jewish people here we're talking about a part of the Jewish people who are part of the community in Rasulullah sallallahu this time,

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because they actually bought a corruption to the mind.

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Valley can be unknown carlu Lisa Elena Philomena Seville student number three number 75 allows result says that this is the reason why they do this is because they say that we've got no law in the Torah that tells us that we have to honor these these people who've left our religion

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and they made this put this corruption in the mind and because of that they carry on carry on doing what they want. In another part of the of Surah olivenhain. Allah azza wa jal has said, he says that he can be unknown

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kalu this is step number three, number 24. Allah Allah said the corruption that they had Allah says the reason why is because rarely KPN Valentina Sunnah now Illa Yama do that. They made a belief in their mind that once we get to the next life, the fire will know if you go to Hellfire, then we won't remain in Hellfire for very long

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will only be there for a few days. Lyra and Allah can imagine is the poison that got into their mind they made it themselves Allah says well hora Hoon fee Dini mockery of whatever they need themselves in their mind the corruption they put in their mind that led them astray.

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The very thing they put in their mind that led them astray. So Hanalei came across, someone told me this, that there's a certain sort of sister who prays, okay, certain sister who prays this sister outwardly, you know, wears a hijab and religious and so on. And then the sister is loose with men.

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And this individual as a sister, why we lose with men.

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You know, she said, she said, You know, these sins are things that can be forgiven easily by God.

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You guys because

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these things are things that Allah will forgive.

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So it's like if I can get something wrong with this man. All I've got to do is what some of the Christians do.

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Friday night you do what you like, Saturday morning, you go and you say Father, Father,

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Father, Father, I have sinned by myself, son. May God forgive you. Thank you, Father. I'll see you next Saturday.

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Next week, the same thing, do what you like on a Friday night, go on a Sunday morning, Saturday morning, Father, father of sin, and the father blesses you vigorously. That's how some Muslims have made the deal.

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That you do these corruptions, you commit your sin knowing that you're going to

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do this, I'm going to do that sin I want to commit in and then I'll go and do my Toba. And I'll do it again. I'd come to sin. And then I'll say Sorry, sorry. It's like, I'll give you the example you probably relate to this year, my son and daughter, my young son and daughter went a few years back when they were younger.

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My little one, he you know, what happens is, you know, he's he, let's say he's having a little bit of a fight with the with the door, okay? Sometimes, you know, children having.

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So what happens is, you know, she took something of him, he wanted it back. You know, he grabbed it off, whatever they come to lifting. And then what happened is he got angry. And then he wouldn't boom, boom, here. And I'm running up the stairs. I'm coming away. I'm running up the stairs. And by the time I got to him, I said, So what happened?

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He said that it's okay. And she's crying. She goes, Oh, he said to me, I said, What happened? He goes, it's okay. I said, What do you mean? It's okay. He said, I said, Sorry.

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He said, a hater. And then I said, sorry to

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you guys. And

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he intentionally went, boom, boom. And so let me put a sorry. Now he's waiting for me. When I come, he said, Well, I've said sorry already. So he's like, I've said, Sorry, so you gotta you know, you said once we say sorry, it's his hallas is finished, Danny. Well, why school? Why are you carrying on telling you before you can go with the intention of doing something wrong because you're gonna then just seek for forgiveness? Imagine you go to someone and you just so random law you go to someone you hurt them and say, Oh, sorry. Intentionally, they say there's a story in one of those thoughts that I've just remembered.

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There's a man who's got a mango tree in his garden. Okay, it is houses mango tree, another man comes into his, his garden. And he starts to take

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the mangoes from his tree the stealing.

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So then the owner comes out and the system hates it. Hey, hey, we need some more mangoes

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because, ya know.

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So why are you taking the mangoes without permission?

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He said the one who came in he said

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God's mangoes

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from God's tree.

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God's servant is eating those mangoes.

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So what's your problem?

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So

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God's servant is eating God's mangoes from God's provided tree. So what's your

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so the man said, Oh, is that the way? Okay, fine. So he went inside, he got a big stick. He can Papa bomb him, say what are you eating before? He said, God seven.

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With God stick

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is just hitting another god certain What's wrong with you.

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Now if you start making corruption, your mind you can make whatever you want. And that's why one of the big forms of prevention Allah said in the beginning is who then limit attacking those who are taqwa, they prevent themselves from these, you know, that's why we study it that we study. You know, the science of our beliefs is that you can't bring in your mind a belief that corrupts your system. And therefore you start singing. And you're, you know, your avenues are open to all of these little math, the darkness coming in, and then your heart is totally corrupted. You can be a Muslim like this for years. And what will happen is you'll be the same or you'll be worse off you see these

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Muslims sometimes have a hard Allah, they pray, they lie.

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They will you interact with

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and then they have drugs later.

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They are people who are running the mosque kids

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and they cheat people.

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You see these Muslims. Why? Because they've got a level of power, a level of being a soldier on the one side, but they haven't got the hunger to prevent the prevention that they need them Gattaca. Once a perfect person doesn't have Taqwa. Then your avenues are open to

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All the goodness ceilings seeping and going through out of you and the darkness coming into your body. You could be a Muslim outwardly like this prays for years, but your life and your character doesn't change. Why? Because you've got these avenues open. So one massive part of Qur'an in many, many, many verses. Allah has spoken about taqwa. Now, if you look at the deen, for example, why do you foster the month of Ramadan?

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surah number two is number 183. Allah said the whole reason why you fast is you can build this taqwa. You can build this defense scheme. Now what is taqwa? What is this preventing taqwa is that I can move on in my life. Okay? As I move on in my life, and I've made a mindset or I've got something in my mind, that whenever there is a sin or an opportunity of sin that arises, then I automatically will shut off from the sin. That's what twice.

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So when you have for example, just as when you were going to, let's say you're going to go out the LA examples I gave you, when you go out you're crossing the road, you're going to look both ways before you cross the road. Because you don't want to have an accident. You don't want to be thrown off onto the road that is taqwa. So the same way, when you're going out there and there's harm on the roads that your eyes could see, straightaway you look down.

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You keep yourself away from seeing those Honda's taqwa. Now you've prevented yourself from something hitting you and suddenly coming straight into your heart that's going to corrupt your heart and corrupt the goodness that you've got inside you. That's taqwa, the whole quarter and from beginning to end. This word taqwa has been used again with Turkey taco. Taco de la hora back home. So many verses have been used, right? Why? Because if you don't have Taqwa, you're not going to be able to progress to become a good Muslim in the beginning of surah number two sort of Bukhara Ayah number 21 allows without says yeah, you harness or wood or a backhoe people. worship You Lord, Allah de holla

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Vokoun, the one who has created you, one Latina, from the one who has created the people before you lock into him so that you can develop this taqwa. You can develop this mindset that you're not going to sin. The reason why you're worshipping Allah is that you can prevent yourself from sin. That's the reason why we should worship Allah. If a person prays salah and a person cannot prevent themselves from sin between one salah and another salad and they're not praying properly.

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In the Quran, surah number surah uncovered surah 29 and number 45 Allah azza wa jal has said

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acumen Salah, in a Salatin and in fascia, Allah said, pray regularly. Allah said when you pray, your prayers supposed to prevent you from evil, prevent you from sinning prevented you from obscenity.

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That's what the press supposed to do. If a prayer can't do that, then there's something wrong. Either you're not praying properly, or you're praying but then again, you got no taqwa, you pray and then you do whatever you want outside. Well, that's not gonna work. If you go to the doctors and you say, well doctor, um, you know, I need you to give me a prescription the doctor normally gives you two types, he gives you medication, but then he gives you some kind of prevention scheme. So you go to the doctor and you say, well, Doctor, you know, I need some beer, I need to let's say, lose weight, whatever it is, he's gonna say to you, okay, I'm going to tell you to do not take take this

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medication, whatever it is, it might you know, whatever they might do to do to you in terms of the heart beat slowness that you've got, it's going to probably thin your blood what are the what are the cases Okay, he's going to give you some medication to make yourself a little bit a little bit better, but at the same time is going to give you prevention is going to say don't take these foods don't take this cholesterol don't take these this food that is high in acids or high in fats. I want you to avoid that I want you to avoid this I want to avoid that. That's part of his prescription. So if you take all of his medication, but you don't prevent yourself in everyday you have in this

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butter this good is bread this high cholesterol foods again and again, you're having your pizzas you're having your fried foods you're having whatever it is that the doctors told you not to eat, you have that and you took medication. And one month later you come back to the doctor

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and then several doctors not feeling good doctors is why so I don't know what to call the medication

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that's not good enough. You took 30 days of medication as good but at the end of it you're not feeling any better our doctors gonna say Well okay, fine, you took the medication but did you do Thea that? That I told you to stay away from all this food said No, I didn't. Well, then you can't get better.

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The same way when allies told us pray Salah fasting Ramadan give you this. You do this.

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This, these are these are our hearts. These are ways of being obedient to Allah. At the same time Allah said, Don't do this. Don't do that. Don't look at her arm, Don't listen to her arm don't engage yourself in her arm. So that's prevented as part of prevention. That's what taqwa is. So taqwa needs to be there to prevent ourselves from all these other things. That's why when you find certain Muslims that go through 30 days of Ramadan,

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at the end of Ramadan, they're no different. All they did is they just stopped themselves for 30 days, literally, they stopped themselves for 30 days. In fact, it says in a Hadith,

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Allah, Allah hydroton illa Allah has no need of a servant. Allah has no need of his servant, to stay away from food and drink. Okay? When they're not going to basically stay away from sins.

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So they stay away from food and drink, they starve themselves, but then the rest of the Ramadan day they started to, you know, do whatever they wanted to do. Well, that's not going to make any difference whatsoever. You look at the ayah Surah number two, number 183. Allah says, Yeah, you alladhina amanu Oh, you believe quotevalet Kumasi and fasting has been prescribed for you. And basically, just as he was prescribed for the people before you are lacking, so that you can build these taqwa this defense mechanism over 30 days, which is supposed to last you the rest of the year. The whole point of going to hide this word is taqwa. People pack the bags for taqwa. So he will pack

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pack the bags for Hajj. What do they do? The one the clothing that they had on the one day is the one that bags a pack of Allah said Don't forget one thing in your bags in your luggage. One thing you must not forget in your luggage sudo number two and number 197 Allah says What does the word do? Allah says Pack your bags up for Hajj.

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Get prepared for hedge, get all the things necessary. For in higher Azad taqwa the best item you can bring yourself to hedge with what's the best item is taqwa.

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Imagine this all the things that we packing up people normally say you know you want to hedge our number one person said to him once said you got to have the said yes. He said he said have you been preparing for it?

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I said what kind of preparation are you talking about? He said have you been walking a lot?

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I said no.

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Because obviously not into sometimes vocal upright. He said are you physically fit?

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I said I haven't thought about that.

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But what the person didn't think about is is true you should be physically fit for Hajj was more important is I use spiritually fit. Most people don't think about this. Most people just want to go to Hajj because our just need to tick this box off. No, it's not that you're going to Hajj because you're supposed to go there. And you're supposed to

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go there at a time when you're most spiritually fit. That's what Allah said when you bring your luggage to lunch. Make sure that best luggage that was the best part of the luggage that you will bring in in your in the items that you bought here is your taqwa is your prevention because once you're here, Allah says

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follow our office, Walla Walla dalla village. Allah says there should be no obscenity

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while a full suit, there should be no way that you should disobey me while I did Allah for the Hajj. There should be no argumentation in hedge.

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Okay, and let me let me remind you this, okay, philosophize? This should be no obscenity. When you interact when you return from the Kaaba, you can't help but as men and women together. Why do you think Allah said falafels? obscenity Why? Because there's going to be women around you. You're in front of the camera. Of course, most Muslims like stuff for the last of life, never do anything. They are the last face or do anything. It's true. That's the people who've got that fear in them. Do you know that there are people who go to HUD just to do that? People who go toe to toe off camera just to do that. Now. There's a whole small Council of Scholars who deal with problems relating to

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women who said that they've been touched inappropriately in front of the camera.

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There's a specific Council of Scholars daily, they are daily several cases they have to go through.

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Because of this happening, Allah said well I for soup

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when I first saw nothing, no disobedience in hajj. Why because you can easily do something that is wrong over there. Elijah, most important Allah said, No argumentation. Oh, this is so easy to argue and harsh oh my god when you're amongst millions of people, and they start to everyone's you know

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vt is gone. Your feet under sweat is with your body on your heat is making you're crazy and you haven't had food. You can really go crazy. Get I've seen people lose it and a lot of people lose it. You know they'll say whatever once a once I get angry Allah said, No, you're going to come bring your taco with you. prevent yourself from all of these things. In fact, tacos in everything when it comes to

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when it comes to even. Let's just say for example, when it comes to even a person

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with the marital situation, and something's gone sour. Allah said you better have Taqwa. You better have Taka, Taka Allah. Allah said, you know, even when you're doing indicar the verses of nikka all three verses of nica. The premise allows us to recite at the beginning of Nika is Taka, taka taka.

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The one of the first verse Yeah, you are. Yeah, you're nervous. Okay. This is a sort of Nyssa surah number one, associate number four and number one last week I said yeah, you're nice. Are you Oh, people

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have have Taqwa. No. Have you be aware of your Lord, fear you load and then later on it says what de la la de la luna V will

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be aware of Allah be mindful of Allah, especially the fact that you're now using your tongue to make a contract to get together in marriage. And now you're going to have a rare you're gonna have this woman's womb in your possession. Be aware of a law with regards to this one I have

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another idea he is to recite.

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This is Yeah, you're Latina. I'm an otaku la are you who believe we you know fear Allah or be aware of Allah haka Ducati, the way he ought to be feared, while at the Moto level and to Muslim own and this fear state of fear should be there, all the way to your death. Don't die except you've submitted to him. be in a state of submission when you get when you get to that status. This is ID number three. So as soon number three and number 102. Okay, another verse. This is a second verse Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to recite and and a third verse used to recite at the beginning of a new car is Yeah, you're Latina Amano. Oh, you who believe

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it took la be fearful of Allah wa kulu Colin sadita and, and be upright in your speech? You're You're now saying that you've accepted this person in nica. This is Surah number 33. I number 70 and 71 Well, Colin, Colin said EDA and be approaching your speech useless, Allah. Allah will rectify your deeds. And Allah will forgive your sins and whoever will obey Allah His Messenger, they have surely become someone who's had a clear success, a very great success. So these are three verses at the time nica when it comes to talaq when it comes to divorce, or the matters of divorce, Allah again has reminded the person to be fearful to be aware of a lot and to be fearful of Allah azza wa

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jal, and he has said in fact, he said this is Surah number

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6065 Surah talaaq. And this is number three, number two, and then number three, while main yet tequila Yaga Allahu Maharajah, whoever will fear Allah Oh Be mindful of Allah be aware of Allah prevent themselves from saying something wrong and this time, how they divorce the wife or how they treat the wife, or how they come across to her. Allah said judge Allah who Maharajah Allah will find your way out. Now this is not just to do with divorce. This is to do with our lives in general. Whoever has taqwa Allah will find them a way out. Whoever's taqwa Allah will find them a way out.

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Whenever you're in a position of difficulty based on your past few years, past few months, past few weeks. If you've been aware of a lie, if you've been saving yourself from sinning, then Allah will find your way out. Allah will bring your way out. And this has been you know, in fact, if you think how does a person become wary of Allah? How does the person become close to a larger deal and become aware of a law without taqwa there is no wilaya without taqwa you can't get close to Allah. You can't become a person who's really close to Allah. Where's the evidence for this? Again, it's in the Quran.

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Allah azza wa jal has discussed this in Surah Yunus and he's given us the the the definition of those who are the audio of Allah, those who are close to Allah. So the unison number 10 is number 62 and 63 Allah remember this in our

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Allah surely the those who are close to Allah they only have a lot closer La La whoa finale him Allah who has no they have no fear upon them and they have nothing to grieve over. Allah Vina Amano, where can we act upon those who believed and they continuously showed taqwa continuously prevented themselves from sin.

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So any person who gets close to Allah azza wa jal and becomes a valley of Allah is not going beyond that the normal level of closeness to Allah, a person who becomes really close to Allah, they would have prevented themselves from sin again and again. And that is what acquires taqwa is that we find a way that anytime you know you any any way you are you just save yourself from the sin. And why does Allah azzawajal make you so close? Because you did this for no other reason, except that you are aware of him and you will remember to him when you had no reason to fear him.

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You're in the dunya you can't see Allah. You can't hear Allah. You only found his Koran. You only found the messenger. So the last was words. You believed in it. He's in the unseen allies in the unseen. You're in the scene.

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So you can't see Allah, you can hear Allah, yet you decided not to sin. Why? Because you knew that allies that you gave preference to a lot of yourself. So now Allah azza wa jal is going to give you preference over the rest of his sermons. Because you did that Allah will do that. In fact, Allah azza wa jal, when a person shows that form of taqwa, Allah azza wa jal, he bows to His angels. Look at my servants

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look at my servants look, oh, look at what they're doing. So for example, on the day of its clean as I had is a Muslim, when the high desert in our fat and they are seeking us beseeching Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal says the angels Oh my angels, you know, he boasts to His angels, about his seventh on the earth that I've gathered together making dark theme of the day of arafah.

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I said, look at myself, just look at them. Look at my sermons. In a hadith I think of Muslim Buhari is a Howdy, where a shepherd

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is alone.

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And what the shepherd does is on the hilltop, he gives the man he's with a sheep. There's no there's no humans here. He gives the man when he gives you a run, Allah says we angels. He says, Look, I'm a seven. Why? Because this man is alone.

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He's all alone. No one's watching him. He can do what he likes. He can just leave Salah if he wants to. But no, he wants to get up and he wants to call others to Salah. If there is another human being that can hear him that a human being will come and join him in Salah. He wants to make the announcement of Salah.

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Allah says look at myself and the fact that he's all alone, but he's still there remembers me, he obeys me. That's the thing that gets us closer and closer to Allah. So what then happens my brothers and sisters that are listening is that over time when you have Taqwa you there are different levels that you move up. Allah says in the Holy Quran, when he called Linda Raja to mean mahamadou. According to the actions that we do, there are many different ranks that we have in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, this is an ayah in the in the Quran, Surah Surah. Allah runs through number three. So home data data and the law, they have ranks according to what they do, the actions are

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done. That's step number three and number 163. And there's another one which I've just quoted, I'm just going to give you that one as well. Really cool in the middle.

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This is Sue number six, I am number one free to every person who does actions you get a certain rank in front of a law zone. The more taqwa you have, the more you feel a lot the more mindful you are of Allah, Allah azza wa jal will give you more in terms of you know what it gives you in the akhira. Now, Jana has been said again and again and again in the Quran. For those people who have Taqwa who prevented themselves from sin. So, yes, we get Jana because of the good actions that you do, but a lot of people don't understand this. When you save yourself from sin, you get closer to Allah. Then when you do a good act of worship,

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the stronger urge that a person has to commit a sin and they prevent themselves from doing that. The quicker they come closer to Allah azza wa jal

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because it's more difficult for a human being to save himself from a sin then

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For him to worship and worship Allah azza wa jal

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do you guys do you answer No. For you to do two records for you to four cats is easy. You do come inside Allahu Akbar, five minutes is over,

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as easy, but for you to be in a situation where there's a sin and you have an urge to commit that sin, and for you to save yourself from that is hard. That is hard. When you have the urge to commit sin and the sin is there, no one's watching you and you can commit the sin to save yourself from that is hard.

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So Allah appreciates more, though we have to worship Allah, we actually do the good side, Allah appreciates more and he brings you closer to him. When you save yourself from a sin, then when you start worshiping Him,

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you guys you guys have done. So this is very clear in the in the Hadees that when when someone someone you know saves themselves from sin, they actually gain many ranks close to a lot quicker than a person who does the worship or loss of them because it's more difficult to save save oneself from sin. And if you look in the Quran, I'll just give you a very is Surah number three and number 196 Allah said lacking in Lavina sweat number six and number 198 Allah said lacking in Lavina Takara bomb those people who will fear the Lord will be aware of of the Lord Jana to tragedy there are many gardens Allah said he'll give them 30 min tequila and how beneath under our rivers are flowing for

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which people who prevent themselves from sin who are aware from aware of Allah who make make a mind mindful awareness inside inside them that I've got to stay away from this. I can't do this. Ally's watching me Val those are the people that I add after I add after I add Allah has said that he will give them gender various I haven't got time to go through the different ads that are many ads in the Quran have said that Allah said in Allahu Allah loves those who have that preventing scheming them to prevent themselves from sin, the taqwa Mati This is

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Surah Toba surah number nine and number five to seven Allah said in Allah how you're able to attain Allah loves those who have that quality of taqwa inside them. In fact, so many promises that have been made with a person who has taqwa is going to give you

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a couple of them here.

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So,

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in the various different ahaadeeth and it adds some so many things have been promised for those people who have Taqwa. So one of the things is Nusrah. the help of Allah is there. For those people who have Taqwa This is very clear in the process and these are from

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Allah said, if you have Taqwa what protocol tabula if you have Taqwa who you are limo Kamala said he will teach you. So Allah teaches a person there it gives them knowledge if they have Taqwa, Allah said sins are forgiven. automatically if you have Taqwa, a sins are forgiven automatically. You have Taqwa Mahavira. The forgiveness is there for a person who has taqwa. Allah has spoken about

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a person Southern has been accepted, because you fear Allah azza wa jal, a person reaching the heights of our Buddha original heights of being a very close servant to a last resort because of taqwa, a person reaching many different gardens of gender in different gardens of Paradise because of their taqwa, a person getting a man getting, you know, safety and security on the day of judgment because they have Taqwa. This is specifically in the Quran to give you the verse, because you know what taqwa does for us and what will do for us is you get to the next world, and you're actually safe. Imagine this, you're safe all the way from one end of you from your death, all the way to

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their judgment, especially on the Day of Judgment.

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This is Surah number six is number 82. alladhina amanu. Those who believe while I'm el de su Eman whom bloomin and they did not cover their Eman with sins are with oppression, meaning that once they believed in Allah, they did not allow these sins to enter the heart and cover the heart with sins. Allah, Allah whom will know these people will be given safety and they will be those people who are guided. So there are many, many different different ions that have been that mentioned and Ahadi to do with what we will receive for the taqwa. But the main thing like I said,

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Is that as Muslims we need to make sure we're not just worshipping Allah azza wa jal alone, but with the worship with all the good things we do we need the prevention we need the tuck was well, a Lazarus trophy for this. Zach Mohave.

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