First Day Of Ramadan

Kamil Ahmad


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in Alhamdulillah

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Muhammad who understood you know who was still a funeral

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when are all do bIllahi min Shruti and fusina woman says de Arte Anna Lena

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Mejia Heidi Hilah who fell Amobi Lella woman you believe who fell ah ha de ella. What I should do Allah Illa Illa Allah Who do hula Shetty Kela What should I do Anna Mohammedan Abdu who was Zulu so Lola who early he was early he was hobby he woman Toby I whom BSN in Isla yo me, Dean.

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Wire will feel like I'm back home. Warming up Allah wa Rasulullah who fell call Dave has fly Jen now Hema Mr. Ballard.

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My dear brothers and sisters.

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Last night, was a very very special night.

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A night in which a guest arrived

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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in either can well Leila in miniature hurry Ramadan.

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Sophie that a Shi'a queen? Warmer Raja Telegin

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on the very first night of Ramadan

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which is the night that precedes the day of Ramadan

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on this night

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the shayateen

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and the evil of the gym

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they are locked up tied up

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well who Luca to Abu Abu nah

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fella you have to who minha Bab

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in on this night the gates of hellfire are all locked and not a single gate is left open.

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What would it hurt to Abu Abu Jana

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phelim You mean ha Babb

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and all of the gates of Jannah are opened and not a single one of them

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philam Uralic minha Bab and not a single one of them is shut

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while you add the monad in

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and a caller calls out.

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Yeah Does the Aloha URI aka dill

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Oh DOER of good.

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Now is your time.

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Get ready. Now is your time come close? Why barely Asscher reacts here and Oduor of evil. Now is the time to stop your evil. Now is the time to stop.

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Well Allah He wrote a call Mina na WADA Lika. Frequently Leila, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam concluded by saying

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala has those

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who he frees

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from the hellfire. And that is in every single night of Ramadan.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters,

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now is the time

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now is the time

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to start working.

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Now is the time to get active.

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Now is not the time to be sleeping. Now is not the time to become lazy. As unfortunately many Muslims we find them

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on the first day of Ramadan, and the first few days

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with their excuse of fasting. They say we're too weak. They say we can't do it.

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And so they sleep the entire day.

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And they become lazy on this first day of Ramadan. And so those who are truly deprived

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of the of the grace, the bounty and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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are those who when times like Ramadan come,

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they come and they go

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without these people

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having received any portion of the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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having received any of the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And so what this shows

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is that such people

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they can't make the excuse

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that I can't do it because

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the devil is in the shayateen are too strong over me.

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What this shows is

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that these people,

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it is themselves who are to blame.

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And so they can't put the blame on anyone else, not even on the shayateen. Why? Because the shayateen are locked up.

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So what excuse do you have now?

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And that's why as Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us that on the Day of Judgment,

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the devils will come

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our Shayateen who are with us in this dunya who entice us to do evil. On that day they will come

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and they will disassociate themselves from us and from our evil.

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Work on our Korean woohoo Rob banner, ma Autobytel

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his partner,

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meaning the devil that was with him in this dunya

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on that day he will say, Our Lord, it was not me who caused him to go astray, wala Kena who?

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Well I can can if you boil Allenbury

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but rather he was for a stray himself

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and so

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the keys to Jannah

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and the keys to the Hellfire

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are only in our hands

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and that's why throughout the Quran Allah subhana wa Tada tells us that those who enter Jannah it is because of what they did.

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We met can we I'm alone, and those who enter the Hellfire be my cursor but add him it was because of what they themselves sent forth.

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Whatever we see

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in the alira when we meet Allah subhanahu wa Tada

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it is because of what we ourselves did or did not do.

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And so now is the time

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to get up.

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Now is the time

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to work hard

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to put our laziness behind to put our excuses behind

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and to race in these days, which are days of competition was Sadhguru era NaVi Ratan Mira become and compete race with one another to the forgiveness of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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These days my dear brothers and sisters

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are days in which the shayateen are chained, they're locked up.

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And so if they are chained, if they are locked up

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then what we have to do

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is that we have to unfasten.

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We have to

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release ourselves from the shackles of our Shaha

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and from our evil knifes because if we persist in evil in this month, then it's not because of the shayateen because they're they're shut up. They're chained up and locked up and shackled.

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But it is because of our evil inclining knifes.

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Enough's. Amara Bisou the nafs there is inclined to do evil that doesn't want to do good.

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It is this knifes that we need to release from the shackles of its Jehovah its desires and we need to bring it under control.

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We need to bring this knifes under our control and not allow it to control us.

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My dear brothers and sisters

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now that the shayateen are locked up,

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what we need to do

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is we need to permanently

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those chains and those shackles from the grip of shaitan.

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Ponder over this hadith

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in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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describes to us

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a scene

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of someone

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who basically has lost all hope.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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Lila he assured do for Rohan.

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be told that you have the hillmorton

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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becomes more joyful

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and happy

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at the repentance

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of his believing slave,

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more happy and more joyful. Then this individual

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes him

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min Raju Lin fee all the way yet in Malacca tin

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Mara who Rahila to who?

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Allah you had to harm who was shot Abu.

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for stay cada workout their habit for talaga

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had the rocker hula outwash so McCall or Giro, Isla McCarney, a lady come to fee for an arm or a movement.

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The prophets Allah Allahu Allah, you said themselves

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that Allah is more joyful, more happy. When one of us turns to him in repentance, then a man

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a man

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who is out in the desert.

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And he's traveling.

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And he has gone days and nights out in the desert.

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And he comes to a place where he decides to rest

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with his camel that has everything on it.

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his food, his drink, all of His provision is there on his camera.

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And so he goes to sleep. And when he wakes up, he finds that his camel

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has gone.

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He has left him

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with all of his provision.

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All of his means for survival. There is no water around, there's no food around.

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He knows that that's it, it's over.

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I have no means of survival. And so he says,

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After losing all hope. He says, let me go back to that place where I was resting.

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And let me just wait there

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I have died.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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for another hour or so who Anessa ad Leah moved.

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First a cada Wenger who Rahila to who really has to do who water hammer who wash rob

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, So he goes back to that place,

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lies down, puts his hand beneath his head.

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And then all of a sudden, from nowhere.

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His camel comes back

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and he sees it in front of him.

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On it, his food his drink.

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And in another narration of the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and so this man out of extreme joy.

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He says

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Ya Rob

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and to have the one book that you are my servant, and I am your Lord. He says this The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that he says this only out of extreme joy. It's a slip of the tongue.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, For Allah who should do for Rohan be told batil Abd Al McMinn Minh had the bureau heal it he was added.

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Allah is more joyful, more happy

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when one of us turns to him in repentance

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than this man

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who is joyful and happy after seeing his camel after having lost it.

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What is the explanation of this hadith and the explanation of Allah's joy?

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What's the relation between the two?

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If not call him Rahima Hola. He sums up he sums it up very beautifully.

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He says

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that imagine

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in a war

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there's a warrior who's fighting

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against the enemy.

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But it's all happened

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that they are defeated in this war.

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And so he's taken

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as a prisoner of war.

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And so he's taken,

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shackled, chained up

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and taken to a far off land of foreign land and thrown into prison.

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He loses all hope of ever returning

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to his family, to his land.

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But one day,

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he finds an opportunity to escape.

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He unfastened his shackles, and he manages to escape

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from the grip of his enemy.

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And he runs and he runs

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and he travels back to his land.

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And he knocks on his door

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after even his family had lost all hope of ever seeing him ever again.

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And so they open up the door and they see him

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and so imagine the joy that comes to them and to him at that time.

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So Abraham says that we are in the same state in this dunya

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in this dunya we have come

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after having been sent here

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by Allah subhanahu wa taharah

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shackled by our enemy shaitan

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under the command and the control of shaitan

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we can't escape

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but when we do

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it is then

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that we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and so we unfastened those shackles, and we turn to Allah subhana wa Taala running to him, fleeing to him. Subhana who were to Allah.

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So why wouldn't Allah subhanahu wata be joyful at that?

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Why wouldn't Allah subhanahu Attallah be short, joyful and happy

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when one of us unfasten

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the shackles of the enemy of Allah

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and goes fleeing to Allah subhanahu wa taala.

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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if you will, Josie Rahim Allah he says in a very, very beautiful statement.

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He says, The 12 months of the year

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are like the 12 Sons of Yaqoob. Ali has said, we all know that Jacobi has Salam had 12 sons.

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He goes on to say, and just like Yusuf Ali, his Salam was the most beloved son to Yaqoob. Likewise,

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among the 12 months of the year, the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala is the month of Ramadan.

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And then he goes on to say,

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and just like Allah subhanho wa Taala forgave

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the 11 sons, the 11 brothers, of Yusuf Ali his Salam, because of the DUA have one of them, of the of use of Ali Hassan. He says Likewise,

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Allah subhanahu wa taala will forgive you for the 11 months of the year that went by, in which you sinned and persisted in your sin. Why because of your DUA in the month of Ramadan.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters, the month of Ramadan

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is the month of turning to Allah subhanahu wa taala in sincere repentance, this is an opportunity that doesn't come every day. So take it now. Take it now because it's only a matter of days a year and then I do that. Today you Ramadan has entered and soon Ramadan will be departing without us even realizing it.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us

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addressing the believers,

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Oh you who believe

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prescribe for you has become fasting

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just as it was prescribed for those before you

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for what purpose?

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To achieve what objective let Allah come tech tycoon. So that perhaps

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you may achieve the Taqwa of Allah subhanahu wa Tahara.

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My dear brothers and sisters

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and the acts are very bad in the month of Ramadan

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are different

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to the act of a bladder

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outside the month of Ramadan

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and so worshiping Ramadan is special and what makes it special including fasting is

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that these are acts of a baddha

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that are directly related to our hearts

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they are acts of everybody

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which we can call

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secluded act of a bad

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actor very bad.

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There are done in seclusion.

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And so even if

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you are not in seclusion at home, you are with everyone

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outside going to work coming to the masjid

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and we're worshiping a lot as a community still even then

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our ADA

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is a private matter

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between ourselves and Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And this becomes even more emphasized today

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under the circumstances that we are in

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we no longer have the opportunity

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to come together

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in this month of Ramadan

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and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala as a community

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in the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the massage it

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what is it

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that makes fasting

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so different

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than all the other activity badda

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some which are even greater than fasting, like a Salah praying,

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which precedes fasting in virtue

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and also in the pillars of Islam.

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But yet what makes fasting

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so different.

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all the other acts of a bad

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and good deeds.

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For the most part, they are things that we are required to do.

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We're required to say, our Salah consists of actions, movements, and statements.

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On the other hand, fasting is different. We're not being asked to do something or to say something rather, we're being asked to refrain from certain things. And so what this teaches us is that the bad of Allah, and the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not only in doing things in saying things, but also

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by refraining from certain things. And so what fasting in the month of Ramadan, what it teaches us is how to refrain,

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how to refrain from what ALLAH SubhanA what Allah has forbidden.

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And so as you're fasting today,

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you're staying away from what Allah has made halal,

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in general, food, drink relations that are permissible. These are things that Allah has made permissible for us. But we're being asked to refrain from these permissible things in these days. And so this will train us to stay away from and to refrain from that which Allah has made haram. And so this is how we see

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where Allah says, Allah, Allah Contacta goon, so that perhaps you will achieve Taqwa.

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So if you're wondering, what is the relationship between taqwa and fasting, then this is the relationship.

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what makes fasting different

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that fasting, and the reward of fasting

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is something

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that is based upon what is in your heart.

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Your Salah

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will be accepted, as long as you have the right intention.

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But what's more important is the outward Act. There are certain things that will invalidate your Salah because you did not do or you did not say. On the other hand,

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when it comes to fasting

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everyone could be staying away from food and drink.

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Oh word li people could seem as if they are fasting.

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But Allah subhanahu wa Tada will not judge us and will not reward us for our fast of Ramadan. Because of how we are outwardly staying away from food and drink, but rather, Allah will reward us for fasting in the month of Ramadan. For what is in our hearts.

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For what is in our hearts. Firstly, their intention. Why are we fasting? And secondly,

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because the fasting person

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what he leaves off

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of permissible things, is purely

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and sincerely for the sake of Allah alone. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, couldn't do a homily Benny Adam, you will do a half al Hassan

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Al Hassan too.

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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that every deed of the son of Adam

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is multiply

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is multiplied

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up to 700 times is multiplied between 10 and 700 times and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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except for five

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Fasting was done sincerely for my sake.

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And so I will reward him for it. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,

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Allah says,

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yada other who shall Water Water Hannah who mean actually?

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How is it that fasting is different than the other activity better? Don't we do this for the sake of Allah?

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Allah says, in this hadith could see

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that the fasting person refrained from food and drink, and his desires,

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for whose sake only for my sake, and that is why I will reward him a special reward for that.

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And so in this dunya,

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everyone seems to be fasting.

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But not everyone's heart

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is the same.

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Some may be just fasting because those around them are fasting. Some may be fasting, because they don't want others to say, why aren't you fasting?

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And that's why fasting in the month of Ramadan

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is so much different

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than the other acts of a bad

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my dear brothers and sisters.

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This is why even if you have the right intention to fast,

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you may end up missing out on the reward.

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And what you get out of your fast is nothing but hunger

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and tiredness. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Rob buzzsaw Amon, Lai Salah who means to yami il ju

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Waru Baca Eman Lai, Salah hoomin Creo me he Illa Sahar,

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the perhaps a fasting person, all he gets out of his fast is hunger.

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And the one praying at night, perhaps all he gets out of it is

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staying up all night

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and getting tired and fatigued.

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And so it all comes back down to our intentions.

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It all comes down to our intentions. We have to rectify our intentions From today onwards for this month of Ramadan. Why are we fasting not only because Allah commanded us to do so. But also and more importantly, because we are we are trying to do this for the sake of Allah

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to attain the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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when sama Ramadan II man and what he said and who fear Allah Houma, Taka dam in them,

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who is the one who has all of his sins forgiven in the month of Ramadan, the one who fasts sincerely

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out of Eman and looking forward to the reward with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And so my dear brothers and sisters, let us worship Allah subhanho wa Taala

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not just outwardly but more importantly, from deep down from deep down inside, let this month of Ramadan as we enter the first day, let it be an opportunity for us to reestablish that relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala let it be a chance and an opportunity to flee back to Allah subhanho wa Taala unshackling ourselves from what is holding us back and that is our evil desires. Let us make this month of Ramadan an opportunity

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as we sit in seclusion at home, let it to be an opportunity to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerely without showing off to others, sincerely so that we will be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala instead of

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getting nothing out of our fasting and our our praying to Malaysia other than hunger and fatigue. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to grant us

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to grant us good hopes

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in him Subhanahu wa Taala

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This is a time for us to think of Allah positively.

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And so many of us are thinking why would Allah deprive us of coming to the masjid this Ramadan

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and so my dear brothers and sisters

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I am optimistic and every believer needs to be optimistic

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in Allah subhanahu wa Tada

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and we must believe

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that Allah subhanahu wa Tada

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will shower down his mercy upon us in this month of Ramadan and will bring this crisis to an end soon.

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It is something that the believer believes in.

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It is something that we are certain of

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the relief of Allah subhanho wa Taala is soon

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it's not far away.

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It's sooner than we think. And so we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala

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to shower His mercy upon us

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we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to open up

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the gates of his houses

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on earth just like he has opened up the gates of His mercy last night and the gates of Jana

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