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Ibraheem Menk

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen illa Allah Al amin, ob Hina steadying onos aliona Sallim wa Tamil ambia your mousseline, Amina Mohammed he also have you here Jamal in

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a lot of murder llamada Salah llama Ajanta who salah and Tata Jalan has not either she Tessa hella obvious Cyril Allah to ourselves hmm will hire ob kana studying we thank Allah horrible is that you will learn for having gathered us here today and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the meta and to cause his mercy and His Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the MBR Allahu wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them.

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If we take a look at our bodies, we will come to realize that we actually need food in order to exist in order to survive in order to live. So on a day to day basis, you find the person partaking of three, perhaps five meals a day sometimes people partake of less, are more, but in some way or another, they've got to find that nutrition that will keep the bodies going. Now when it comes to our souls, our souls also need food. Our souls also need nutrition, our souls also need nourishing, but we tend to disregard this

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says mermin molding in our EULA to our island filter, there is no child that is born except that it is born upon the nature. What is this nature, the nature of Islam, it identifies with its maker who created it. And this is the soul that identifies with its maker. So in

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advance, for about one we will have we done he will say Ronnie, he met Jason. So it is his parents that didn't make this child either a Jewish child or a Christian child or a fire worshipping child. So what happens is this child is born upon that nature of identifying with its maker until the environment and circumstance begin to play with the nature of that child such that it is affected. So our natures identify with Allah subhanahu wa Tada. When Allah subhanho wa Taala was creating Adam Liu salat wa salam. Then Adam was just a body and he was lying motionless there.

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No life within him. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala blew the soul into Adam alayhi salatu was Salam and commanded the angels What if color of blue Kirill mela, etc equities Julie added that Prostrate to Adam. So some of the scholars actually say that they were not commanded to Prostrate to Adam until the soul was blown into Adam alayhi salatu salam The reason being because the soul is sacred. It identifies with Allah subhanho wa Taala that he there's a way to when I straightened him one or two female war he then I blew in him from a soul that I created Allah subhanho wa Taala says this. I blew in him from a soul that I created right?

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Soccer hula hoops add in so fall down Prostrate to Adam Malaga salatu wa sallam who is prostrating to Adam Malika salatu wa sallam. gibreel Mika L is the greatest of angels with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the rest of the angels were being commanded to Prostrate to Adam alayhis salatu wa sallam because the soul is sacred. It identifies and knows Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we disregard the soul and we leave it we do not feed it it will die. The Eman that is within our hearts needs nourishing. What is the nourishment of the man that is within our hearts, our Salah, the performing of the Hajj, the going of the fasting in the month of Ramadan giving our charity for the sake of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala seeking the status of Allah subhanho wa Taala it grows your Eman in the heart. And the minute you've made a mistake the minute you've earned then you turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is of utmost importance. Why? Because we constantly sin we go against the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala so when we are fighting literally struggling with that amount of hours, we've got to renew it and come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and when we do this, then our Eman can be strengthened very greatly.

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Lemon Hubba wha wha wha wha Mila Milan sorry Han for Ola ek you bet de la la Jose it has an it except for the one who seeks forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala repentance to Allah subhanho wa Taala does good deeds after that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala will change those bad deeds that he has done into good deeds. So this is something that we really need to ponder over. So in the same manner that our bodies need nourishment, our souls need nourishment as well. So

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it needs to be what costs are the Allahu anhu understood this. And this is why he mentioned and let us listen to his story that he himself Marines, he says he to film and I saw in a dream, before I accepted Islam, by three days, I saw myself drowning in darkness after darkness. And I was literally enveloped by this darkness when I saw a light, the light of the moon. And he says I began to follow that light. So I saw three people in front of me, they don't know how to be a pilot and Abu Bakr Siddiq or the Allahu anhu. So he asked them and he said that from when have you been here? So they said, Just recently, we came within the hour. Now the hour doesn't mean 60 minutes, but meaning

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recently. So he says the next day when I woke up, I heard that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was calling people to Islam. So I went looking for him, I knew that this was the light that I had seen. Now, if we take a look, before we continue further, take a look at how this man says I was drowning in darkness. He knew that without Islam, there was nothing. He was not enjoying his life. It was dark. There was no light in his life, until he saw this light of Islam. So he says I quickly hasten to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I found him he had just performed Salah to Lhasa. So I became a Muslim.

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And he says that there was nobody that was before me, except for these three people who had accepted Islam that I had seen in the dream. And he then went to his mother, and he was a person who was well known to love his mother, and to treat her with respect and treat her very well. So he went to his mother and he said, You know, I have accepted Islam. So she says to him, yes.

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You have left this Deen of your forefathers. I will not eat and I will not drink until you leave this Deen of yours. You have to live the deed. There's no way no two ways about it. So her heart became sad. She stopped eating stop drinking started Nabu Casa de Allahu anhu says that I would go to her every now and then give her a little bit of food try and make her drink something she would not drink and she would say I will not eat or drink until you leave this religion of yours. Then one day, sorry about the Allahu anhu told his mother and he says yes Mama. Oh my dear mother. In me Alicia de who be lucky lucky that I should do her Bella. Even though I love you so much. I love

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Allah subhanho wa Taala more. What a Sulu and I love his messenger more. Well Allah Hello, Karina lucky elephant FCM fahara Jasmine kina some dentists in Matera to Dini, Alicia, that if your soul was to come out of you 1000 times, 1000 times, then we're lucky I would not leave this dean of mine for anything.

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Luck. This hobby will not only understood the value of Islam, but he loved his mother so much that he would look after her respect. But when he came when it came to Islam, he drew a line and he said it doesn't matter how much ever I love you. I love Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Messenger Mo. The question I have the brothers and sisters in Islam is

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how much do we love Islam? How much do we value? It's not? How much do we what what value do we place on this Islam that we have in our lives. If we love Islam, truly, then we will sacrifice a lot for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and His messenger. Today we find for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we find that we will actually sacrifice certain principles of Islam in order to appease our souls in order to make our family members happy in order to make the community happy, perhaps or in order to achieve a little bit of a business deal, a little bit of money, something that I can put in

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My Pocket that money is useless if you go into your grave, not having spent it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if we realize the value of the Islam that we have, we will realize that it is the only thing that will go into the grave with us. So it is the only thing that will benefit us. And when we realize this value, and accept it,

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then and only then we will be true muslimeen like the US have borrowed the law.

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Imagine, the same situation had to happen to us today. Our own mothers said, I will not eat I will not drink until you leave this religion of yours. Perhaps we would have stayed 235 10 days then someone would say hey, you know, maybe I can just tell her I have left in order for her to eat and to drink because I need her to survive. Right? But this is a hobby or the loved one who did not do this. He actually said to her that you know if you have to die It is your choice. I'm not forcing you to die. I'm not asking for you to die, but I will not give up this religion of mine. So we really and truly need to value this Islam that we have from our fellow mama to demean me as Anatoly

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Emery will occur to Sherry but Allah could he mean her friends that Allahu pina colada who azzawajal are in jaha Dhaka Allah and to Sherry cabbie, Ma Li Salah cabbie, real moon, Salah Toto, Houma also Hebrew Murphy dunya na rufa so sorry, toss rhodiola and who says that when she saw that I was very serious about what I was talking about. Then she ate and she drank even though she did not want to do this. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses regarding this incident or in jaha Dhaka Allah and to Sheree cabbie Malay Salah can be hearing Fallout Oklahoma, if they command you or persevere push you to associate partners with me that which you have no knowledge of, then don't obey them.

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Who are these that Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about the parents, when they command us to do anything we should do it so long as it is not to do with the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala the minute they commanded us to leave our Salah, we will not leave our Salah the minute they commanded us to not fasting in the month of Ramadan, we will fast in the month of Ramadan we will disobey them. But what's our Hebrew Houma dunya now Ufa, but make sure you treat them with goodness in this world. Make sure you treat them with goodness in this world, even if they have not accepted Islam, even if they have not accepted Islam or they are pushing you to disbelieve in Allah subhanho

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wa Taala the value of our Islam, there is absolutely no price that you can place upon Islam.

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And the reality of this lies in the situation or scenario if we think of it, that if a person was to give us a billion dollars today $1 billion and we walked out of this machine, extremely wealthy, extremely wealthy

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and we died the next moment what was that wealth worth of to us? Nothing, it will not benefit us in any way whatsoever. So yes, let us chase after the dunya that we want to in order to survive in order to live in order to eat and to drink and to carry on to the next day. But let us not chase after it to the extent that it is at the expense of our athletes. When we go into our our grades we have nothing to show Allah subhanho wa Taala that will be the greatest of losses hozelock dunya will have Hera such a person would have lost this dunya and have lost the earth here because the chase of the dunya in this world is an endless Chase. You can chase it forever and ever and ever, though

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unrelieved me adamawa de la habana Khun Ella who were the one that is the son of Adam had to a valley full of gold he would have wanted to. And another Hadith actually mentioned that he had two valleys full of gold lip tells a lie that either you would have actually wanted a third Valley full of gold. So the chase for this dunya will never end. When does it end? When does that hand hunger within us in the ones for more? When does it end when an end

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in the tulip and there is nothing that will fill his mouth except for dust. The day that the dust is over us that is the day that hunger is quenched. So as much as we need in order to survive in order to live in order to help others we will go after the dunya but the rest We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the ability to chase after the earth healer in a far greater way. I mean what sort of Lahore selama or Baraka, Allah Nabina Muhammad Ali, he was a big money