Guidelines for Newly Practicing Muslims

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Kamil Ahmad

Channel: Kamil Ahmad

Episode Notes

There are many born Muslims who come from Muslim backgrounds and Muslim families, but only later on in life start practicing Islam. Many of them are no different than new Muslims who convert to Islam.

Lecture delivered at Abu Huraira Center in Toronto.
Date: August 15, 2014 (Shawwal 19, 1435).

Episode Transcript

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while early he was so happy he ultramarine and now that

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us

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about

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the darkness that many people live in.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh COVID lomatin

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fie bahauddin Lord Jean yahoomail john menfolk, Li Mo john infoq Lisa hap,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala describes

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the depths of this darkness. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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that their deeds the deeds of the kuffaar are like

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darknesses and so here Allah subhanho wa Taala describes darkness as plural,

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not singular Luma

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Luma is plural.

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And so lots of Hannah who attalla says darknesses like a deep vast ocean,

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like a deep vast ocean.

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And this darkness is covered by waves upon waves.

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And then above these waves are clouds. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Voodoo

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voodoo magic and Babu have Okada. darknesses. One or top of the other. Either Raja Yoda who, yummy aka Dr. Raja. If he was to stretch his hand, he would barely be able to see it. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala concludes the ayah when Lamia jalila, hula hula run from Allah.

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And whoever Allah does not make for him light with which he can see, then he will have no light.

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My dear brothers and sisters,

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there are many brothers and sisters, perhaps some of us are among those who experienced such darkness in their lives.

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And so it is as if they are in such a deep ocean

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in a dark night,

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darkness upon darkness.

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And these people, we can basically divide them into two groups,

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the kuffaar

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who lived such lives of darkness, until they were guided to Islam.

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This is one group. The second group are

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those Muslims

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who were born into Muslim families, they come from a Muslim background.

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But they were not brought up upon the deen.

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And they lived a life similar to lives of the kafar. And so they witnessed and experienced the same kind of darkness.

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And so they are out there in that ocean.

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And in such an ocean,

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the only rescue boat

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is that of Islam.

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And the only light

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that is there for them is the light of Islam, which is on this boat.

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So some people Allah subhanho wa Taala guides them out of such darknesses and shows them the light

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and so the rescue ship comes to them.

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And there are people on this boat

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these people are the Muslims who Allah has guided from among the scholars the righteous from among the do heart the callers the preachers from among the unbanked

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and so

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in such times, what are they supposed to do? They're supposed to stretch out their hands

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and not let go of them. When they have come seeking that guidance. We have to put out our hands for them.

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Now

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there are many guidance for new Muslims.

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There are many programs out there for those who converted to Islam. And

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and so we have various programs for them. There are books for them. New Muslim guides, there are you know, DVDs. There's all sorts of material out there to help the new Muslim the one

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Who will becomes a Muslim after having been a Catholic, who knows nothing, and who has to start from zero.

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However, the sad reality is that we don't have anything

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for the second group.

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And they are those brothers and sisters of ours,

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who found the guidance, who Allah subhanho wa Taala guided to see the light of guidance.

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And so they consider themselves to be new word Muslims, they consider themselves to be newly practicing Muslims, we have nothing out there for them. We have nothing out there for them. And so they see guidance. They want to know, what do I do now? How do I start on this new life of mine.

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And so I wanted to dedicate this Hanukkah tonight for them, and for all of us, so that we could help such people, we could not only show the guidance to others, but also once we have shown it to them, once a loss of heroin with that has guided their hearts to help them after that, on this new life of theirs. And so inshallah we're gonna, you know, mention a few guidelines for these newly practicing Muslims, and a few pieces of advice. But

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the first point that I wanted to mention

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the first point that I wanted to mention.

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And this is a reminder for each and every single one of us, not only for the candidate who becomes a Muslim, not only for those newly practicing Muslims, but for me and for you and for each and every single one of us. Remember, that this guidance, that was a parent who has guided each and every single one of us to

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to be upon his straight path,

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leading to his pleasure and to his agenda.

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This guidance

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was not

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as a result of our own efforts.

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Don't think

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that you were guided because you sought the guidance.

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Don't think that you were guided,

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because you found that guidance. Rather, you have to realize that this guidance is nothing but

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a favor and a blessing of a loss of Hannah who would die upon you, nothing more.

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It is nothing but a favor and a blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so there is no greater piece of advice that I could give to anyone to any Muslim.

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Then for him to realize that him being upon the deen

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and steadfast upon it

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is because a lot chose you

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is because of our favorite view over everyone else. And that's why

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on the Day of Judgment,

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when the inhabitants of gender will enter agenda,

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what will they say?

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We'll call Hamdulillah, Hilary Hagana, leha

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Wanaka, Lena, dia, Lola and Hagen Allah,

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the people of gender they will say All praise belongs to Allah subhanahu wa tada The one who guided us through this had he not been for his guidance, we would never have been guided.

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And so,

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one should not think of himself as being something great.

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Rather, he should humble himself. And so, the very, very beginning

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on the start of your path of guidance, you need to realize this, that this guidance was as a result of a law favoring you and choosing you not because of any other reason. Once you understand that and realize that the rest of the path and the rest of your journey will become easier for you.

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And that brings us to the second point and once again this is for each and every single one of us that after Allah subhanahu wa tada has guided each and every single one of us.

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Once we realize that this guidance is as a result of Allah subhanho wa tada

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Who should we turn to? To keep us firm upon that guidance? None other than Allah subhanho wa Tada.

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And so we should constantly always be asking the loss of Hannah who with data to keep us firm upon the dean

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forever until the day we meet him somehow know what data

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This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us. Yeah, you handed in an otaku. Allaha haka Ducati. What are the Mouton Illa? Were anonymously moon

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do not die except in a state of Islam.

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But how will we be able to do that?

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By asking Allah Subhana Who is

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the one who in His hands are the hearts of each and every single human being?

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And so, if you were to be walking out on the street

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and you come across someone walking his dog

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and his dog, he goes out of control.

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What are you going to do?

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Who are you going to talk to?

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You're going to talk to the owner, tell him to bring that dog under control. Similarly, likewise,

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all of our hearts are in the hands of Allah subhana wa Tada. So who else should we ask to keep these hearts in control, to keep these hearts firm upon his Deen and upon the straight path.

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And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when he said

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that the hearts of each and every single son of Adam are between two of the fingers of man.

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He turns these hearts as he wishes.

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And so,

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you know, we should be fearful of this.

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That yesterday you were Muslim, today you are upon the guidance that Allah has guided you to.

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But you never know.

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That guidance can turn back into misguidance.

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And so we should turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. constantly asking him to make us firm and make our hearts firm upon his thing. That's why the prophet SAW Selim as mentioned by onsala, one of his wives rhodiola and her

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she said that one of the most common the eyes of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was

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yamaka label crude a bit kalbi, Allah Diedrich. Oh Turner of the hearts keep my heart firm upon your deen.

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This is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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the best of mankind. The one who was chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The one who knew he was upon guidance, and Allah would never betray him would never lead him astray. And yet, this was the most common do out of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So how about us

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after that,

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we have to turn to Allah subhanho wa tada

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in sincere repentance.

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And so once a loss of Hannah what Allah has guided us

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to the straight path.

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One of the very first things that we have to do

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is

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to ask Him to forgive us all of our previous in

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our life of sin that we lived in.

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For some it was greater than others. And that's why for some,

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there was no difference between them and the kuffar.

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They lived no different lives. And, and so for them,

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it's more than just repentance.

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For them, they need to retake their Shahada.

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Those who didn't believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. Even if they were born into Muslim families,

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they need to retake their Shahada.

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They need to say the Shahada

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not just verbally,

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but to mean it with their hearts, to understand the meaning of the Shahada.

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And to say it with full conviction.

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For others, they need to simply turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala in sincere repentance, and this is what is required of each and every single human being.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala he did not command only

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the sinners to turn to Him in repentance. Rather, he addressed who he addressed each and every single believer.

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Yeah, you hella de la mano two boo era la he Tabata na suha Oh, you believe all you who believe the believers all of them

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turn to align repentance and not just any repentance to button.

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A sincere repentance, an honest repentance. What is it sincere

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repentance, the scholars, they mentioned that there are certain conditions for a sincere repentance to be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so these conditions are, first of all,

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that when you turn to a line of repentance, you give up

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that sin completely in its entirety. Meaning if you're committing a certain sin,

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and then you ask Allah to forgive you, you can't be persisting in that sin.

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Rather, you need to cut it off, put it behind you completely. The second condition is that you need to regret having committed that sin.

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You need to feel remorse in your heart.

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You can't be asking the Lord to forgive you for that sin, while you still feel happy.

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And still, you know, remembering the enjoyment of that sin.

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And among the conditions for a sincere repentance is

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that you become determined to never ever return to that sin ever again in your life.

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And this is one of the most difficult parts for many people. And they ask

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that I have repented to Allah subhanho wa Taala for a certain sin.

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But yeah, I keep on going back to it.

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The answer is

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that as long as you're determined not to go back to it,

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then insha, Allah, your Toba, your repentance is accepted. The problem is those who do not have the determination, the willpower to say that I'm never going to return back to that same ever again.

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And so they're asking a lot for forgiveness. But deep down inside, they're planning on going back to that scene, or they don't have a determination to completely put that sin behind their lives.

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And finally, a fourth condition which is not regarding each and every single sin, but those sins that are related to

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the rights of others, the rights of other human beings. And so that condition is that we restore the rights of those whom we wronged.

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And so if we slandered somebody,

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if we said evil things about our brothers or sisters, we need to go and ask them to forgive us. If we stole something, we need to go and return it etc. So these are basically the conditions for a sincere repentance, to be accepted by Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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And

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we need to realize

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that even after we have repented to Allah Subhana, who without a for our sins, even after a loss of Hannah, who attalla has guided us

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to this correct guidance to the straight path. It doesn't mean we have become angels. It doesn't mean we're going to be perfect. For the prophet SAW, Selim said khulumani

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that every single son of Adam is a sinner he makes mistakes. He's prone to error. But what did the prophet SAW Selim say?

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He said, Well, how you don't have power in

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that the best of those who sinned are who.

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Now not attack, not attack a beam, not those who simply repent, but adware boon, which means those who persistently are always turning to align repentance.

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So these are the best people don't think that you're going to become perfect. After Allah has guided you to a straight path. You're going to be making mistakes.

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You're going to be falling into sin, but continue to make Toba continue to make Toba until until the day Allah subhanho wa Taala takes you away

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after that, another very important piece of advice and an important guideline

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is that we remember along this journey in this dunya

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we're going to be faced with three enemies.

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Each and every single one of us is going to be faced with three enemies.

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These enemies are

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a shaitan

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the dunya

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and the knifes and it's how the knifes our souls and it's its whims, its desires.

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So as for the

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First one shaitan Allah subhanho wa Taala has clearly explicitly in the Quran told us of his enmity. And so a loss of Hannah who with Allah, he said in the Shavasana,

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I do one in a shaitan Allah Kuma do one third, the Hebrew who had to

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he said that a pawn

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is to you an enemy, an open enemy.

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So take him as an enemy. The sad reality is that most human beings have not taken him as an enemy, rather, they've taken him as an ally.

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And, you know, the enmity of shaitan is from the beginning of time, it's not a new enmity.

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And so, it started with our father Adam alayhis, salaam and continued

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and so the struggle is continuous between a police

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and his allies, his troops, from gym and from mankind, and between the slaves of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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And this

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point, regarding shaitan is very, very important to keep in mind at this particular stage.

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When you first come into the guidance of a loss of Hannah, who with the HANA and you start treading this path towards a loss of how to who what data

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why, because this is when shaitan, comes and tries to ward you off the most.

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And the evidence for this is mentioned in Hadith.

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In Muslim, Mr. Mohammed,

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where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam basically he mentioned

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that shaytan comes and sits

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in the various paths

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of the son of Adam.

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And so he comes and he sits on the path of Islam,

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preventing the person from accepting Islam.

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When the person who has decided, you know, now I'm going to accept Islam shaitan comes

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and he tries to sit in his way. And so he says, will you become a Muslim?

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and abandon

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the religion of your fathers

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and your grandfathers.

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And so,

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the son of Adam, he disobeyed shaitan. He doesn't listen to him, he disobeyed him, and he becomes a Muslim.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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shaitan, he comes.

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And he sits on the path of a Hydra,

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the path of migration.

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And so he says,

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he comes and he says, will you migrate?

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Will you migrate and abandon your land and abandon your sky?

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This land in which you grew up in, is beloved to you, why abandon it?

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And so, the son of Adam,

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he disobeyed shaitan. And he migrates, and then return he comes, and he sits on the path of the son of Adam.

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When it comes time for jihad,

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and so he sits in his way preventing him from going out for jihad.

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And he says to him,

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will you go out and fight

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and then become killed,

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and then your wife, she goes and marries another man and your wealth, it becomes distributed among its inheritors.

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And so, the son of Adam, he disobeyed shaitan. And he goes, and fights in jihad.

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This is an authentic hadith narrated by a man.

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And so as we can see, in this Hadith, the common factor in these examples that the prophet SAW Selim gave is the very beginning of the path towards the loss of Hannah who with the Haida towards the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. Why?

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Because once you start

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to tread that path,

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and you are in the midst of it, you are deeply involved in a certain act of obedience, worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Then it becomes too difficult for shaitan to ward you away.

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But before you've actually begun,

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that is the time which I thought comes because then it's easy.

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And so we find many of us, we find many of us, whether we be newly practicing Muslims, or whether we have been practicing for ages.

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We find this challenge before us each and every single day.

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That whenever we want to do an act of obedience shaitan comes to us, trying to warn us away, distracting us.

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If he can distract us

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with certain haram things. He distracts us with things which are hella

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and so if you want to pray in the morning,

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you want to stay up after surgery.

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And remember Allah subhanho wa Taala reciting the Quran and then praying Salatu loja shaitan comes and he says you're very tired.

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You need to go

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to work to school or whatever it be. And so you need some rest.

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And so it's not haram for you to go and sleep. You can do that. But this is from the trips and the tracks, the traps and tricks or shaitan. He comes to you when, before you actually involve yourself in that particular act of obedience. And so this is what we need to be aware of, especially on the beginning of the path of guidance. When we first start practicing the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada, you're going to find a lot of roadblocks.

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A lot of roadblocks that you're going to have to that you're going to have to bypass that shaitan puts in your way.

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The second end enemy that I mentioned was the doula

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and so a loss of Hannah who would

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throw the Quran has told us of the reality of the nature of the dunya.

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And so loss of Hannah who attended says woman higher to dunya Illa.

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Woman higher to dunya Illa Mata

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that the life of the dunya is nothing but

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a deceptive enjoyment.

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The life of the dunya is nothing but a deceptive type of enjoyment.

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In other words, it's an enjoyment.

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But

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it's a deceiving type of enjoyment.

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What do we mean by that? What we mean by that

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is

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that the dunia its very nature is is temporary.

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It's short, it's a few hours, a few days.

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And that's not the reality of enjoyment.

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And each and every single one of us, he experiences this,

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that when you eat something that's very delicious.

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That you will love to eat, you eat it, and then

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that enjoyment lasts for a period of time, but then it goes away.

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whatever type of enjoyment it be, it is temporary. The true type of enjoyment is what type,

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the permanent type of enjoyment and that enjoyment is the enjoyment of the IRA.

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And so the very nature of the enjoyment of the dunya is that it is deceptive.

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It is deceptive. And so

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don't be among those

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who build

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their home in this door in Estonia.

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They put all of their effort

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into getting the best type of job

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gathering the most money

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and then investing it in buying homes,

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in buying cars.

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They invested in dystonia.

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And then, in the Acura, they will come

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and find

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another group of people

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who they used to look down on

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who never used to care about the dunya.

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But they too were active.

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What were they active in, not in building their home in Estonia, but in building their home in the UK. Don't be among those who will come on the day of judgment and find that these people

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who they used to look down on who they used to say these people are wasting their time.

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Don't come on the day of jail on the day of judgment and find that they have built mansions for themselves. mansions that they will live in for eternity

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and

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If you are among those than on that day,

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you will be the most regretful of people.

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And the third enemy that I mentioned was the knifes and it's how the knifes and it's how

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and so,

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Allah subhanahu wa tada has told us

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about this knifes

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that is inside each and every single one of us,

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the soul that is within us

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and what it desires.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala into the tune as your heart

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has mentioned to groups of people with regards to their enough's and with regards to their How are these whims and desires of their nuts? So lots of Hannah who had died He says, What amantha What are therell hayata dunya for in Naja Hina heal. As for those who transgressed all down

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and preferred, they preferred the life of this dunya

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for them is nothing but the Hellfire their abode. Their home will be the hellfire. And then Allah Subhana who without it says one Nah, man hoffa mahkamah Robbie Werner nafsa Anil Hawa for in a janitor here. As for he who feared standing before his Lord subhanho wa Taala and prevented his knifes from following its Hawa, from following his desires. Then for him will be gender, his abode his home ob, Jen Eben ambass, Roby Allahu, and he commented on this verse, and he said,

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that it refers to an individual

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who is about to commit a certain sin

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and then

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he stops

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and then he remembers the standing before Allah subhanahu wa tada

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hoffa Nakamura be he feared standing before his Lord. And so he remembered the day of judgment and him standing before Allah subhana wa tada being called to account for committing the sin. And then what does he do because of that fear, he prevents his knifes from following its desires.

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And so

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this is the reality of the neffs. And it's how and so we have two groups of people. And so, whenever you're faced with a situation

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where you have to choose between two things, remember which of these two things is more pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala you'll find that is opposite is that which is displeasing to Allah Subhana who What?

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After that, another very important piece of advice for each and every single one of us whom Allah subhanahu wa tada has guided to the straight path is that we need to enter into the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala completely. Yeah, you know, yeah, you

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sell me katha, or you believe enter into the deen into Islam completely. And what I mean by this is that many Muslims

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they practice certain aspects of Islam while neglecting other aspects. And this is not what it was subhanho wa Taala wants from us.

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What Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us is to practice the deen entirely.

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And so Islam is a complete way of life. It's not just spirituality.

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It's not just fighting. It's not just worship.

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It's not just politics, it's complete way of life. And so don't be among those who only practice certain aspects of the deen. Such as showing Islam outwardly growing their beards, wearing Islamic clothing,

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our sisters wearing hijab, but yet their hearts

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are diseased. They haven't worked on their hearts. They haven't worked on cleaning their hearts of having hatred towards their brothers and sisters.

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They haven't cleaned their hearts from the various diseases of the hearts. This is only one example and so

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What is required from each and every single one of us is that we enter into the deen entirely. What makes many Muslims go into various extremes is

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that they fail to practice Islam in its entirety. And so, they take one aspect and go into extremes into that aspect while neglecting other aspects of the day.

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After that, the next very important piece of advice and guideline is

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that you start with that which is most important. Once a loss of head on without it has guided you to the straight path.

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Start by that which is most important. Start with obligations. Start by working on your beliefs.

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What is required from me as a Muslim to believe in? What are the fundamentals of Islam? What are the core principles of Islam, that if a person was not to believe in, he wouldn't even be considered to be a Muslim?

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start working on the very pillars the foundations of the

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perfect your salon

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will start working on

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the photo

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before moving on to the noir film.

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had eaten could see the Hadith which he narrates from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, Well Matt Tucker, Robert la Abdi, be sure in a hub de la master to LA that my slave awasum parenthood Allah says, my slave does not come closer to me by anything that is most beloved to me, except by that which I have made obligatory upon him which means that what is most beloved to Allah is that which Allah has made obligatory upon us, in terms of beliefs, in terms of very bad acts, in terms of Mohammed at our dealings. And so start with the obligations, then move on to the extra actions, those extra actions that are that will get us closer to Allah Subhana who

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would data

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from a salah and fasting and saw the court and so on and so forth.

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Among the very important pieces of advice

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is regarding masala

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and so, as a prophet Sal seldom said

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the masala is the very pillar of the deen

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that the entire Deen is built upon.

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And so this is the very first thing you need to start working on. Start working on your salon. And so the prophet SAW Selim, he made a distinction between the Muslim and the cat here with us, Allah. Allahu la de Bain and Albania, Hamas, Allah, the treaty, the pleasure that is between us Muslims and the kuffaar is a sala taraka alphacard Kapha. So whoever abandons the Salah, then he has become a Catholic.

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And so we need to preserve our sunlight. If you're not getting up for Salatu fudger

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then this is a very dangerous path.

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You need to be aware.

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Not only that, but also realize that Salah has been mentioned by the Prophet Solomon so many different occasions. And so,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that when any one of you sins

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and then he performs wobbu, perfecting his will Lu and then he prays to rock as and then he asks a lot for forgiveness than Allah Subhana who without will forgive him for this. This shows us the importance of us Allah, that every single time you sin, turn to Allah in prayer also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whenever a worry and anxiety a problem would afflict him, he would immediately rush to what not to the psychologists not to the doctors, he would immediately rush to a Sala and so, your medicine is a solid your link between yourself and a lot is this a lot of yours. And that is because the knifes when it becomes worried when it falls into distress and anxiety, it

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becomes weak.

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And that is when shaitan becomes strong. Your shaitan which is when you once your enough's becomes weak, your shaitan becomes strong. And so you need an aid you need a day

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defense against shaitan what is that defense? It is nothing other than masala

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another very very important piece of advice

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when many start practicing the deen

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is that there'll be tempted with those thoughts of those past sins that they used to come in.

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And shaitan will come

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and tempt them by making them to remember the enjoyment, the pleasure of those things. And so you need to be aware of that. And you need to remember

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that what you have chosen

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of abandoning those things, what you have chosen of the guidance of Allah subhana wa tada is far better than that enjoyment. And so a loss of Hannah who without it says, woman yet tequila, Yala, who Maharajan we are resuming hydrolyzed acid, whoever fears or loss of Hannah who with the HANA, Allah will make an opening for him, he will open up the ways for him, and provide for him from ways that he could never have even imagined. And so if you had a job

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that was based on her arm, and you abandon it,

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you gave it up for the sake of Allah shaitan will come to you

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and tempt you to go back to it.

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And so remember this verse, whoever fears Allah, Allah will open up the waste for him. Yes, you made a lot of money.

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But because you abandon it for the sake of Allah, Allah will not betray you, He will give you that which is far better than it.

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Among the pieces of advice for each and every single Muslim, who turns back to a loss of Hannah who would data is that you will find yourself as the days go by.

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As the months go by, as the years go by, you will find yourself as a stranger,

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even among your family, even among your close friends, and in the society that used to accept you. And this is something that the prophets of Salaam told us

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that would exist in the end of time. And these are the times that we're living in today.

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And so the prophet SAW Selim said, better al Islam overeem was iaru horiba. For today, Allah hora de,

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that Islam began strange.

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Islam began in Makkah, with very few followers, the followers were looked at as being strangers, they practiced

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a different way of life.

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They were looked at as strangers, Islam began as something strange was Udo horiba. And it will return again

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at a later time as something strange.

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And then the prophet SAW Selim said, For to

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give glad tidings to the strangers. And so you are a stranger today. in this society we live in, in these times we live in, we are all strangers, because we are few. And so this is the reality that you need to realize.

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Among the very important pieces of advice

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for every newcomer

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is

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that

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one of the best ways of keeping yourself firm upon the Dean of loss of Hannah who with data and upon the straight path is by seeking knowledge of the deen

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by seeking knowledge of your religion. And so there are so many different versions of Islam out there.

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And the new Muslim, he becomes confused, what do I choose? The only way for you to distinguish is by seeking knowledge of your religion. Go back to the sources of Islam, go back to the Quran and the Sunnah,

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upon the understanding of who

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not not upon the understanding of so and so, or so and so rather upon the understanding of the best of generations, the Sahaba and the tabea in and those who follow them, the righteous scholars who came in every era and in every age and remember that the people of knowledge, they are the ones who fear a lot the most in NEMA Yahshua LA, de la rue la that verily

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Only

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those fear of loss of Hannah who with data, those who have knowledge of Him.

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Finally,

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another very, very important piece of advice and guideline for each and every single one of us

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is that now that you have started on your path of guidance towards the loss of Hannah who would Tada.

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You need to change your ways. And so it's not sufficient for you to remain upon your old habits and your old customs.

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And so, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he advised the bingeable rhodiola, who and when Mohammed came to him, and said, Yarrow, Sula, advise me. So what did the process and advise him with, he said, Fear Allah, wherever you may be, Fear Allah, wherever you may be, and follow up

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every bad deed, every sin with a good deed? What will that do? You know, erase that, daddy?

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Well, Holly, can NASA be hosting

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and deal with the people

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with the best of manners, there is no better piece of advice that anyone can give you than this. Fear Allah wherever you are.

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And every time you commit a sin, follow it up with a good deed, it'll erase that sin and deal with the people with the best of manners, we need to we need to improve our manners, we need to change our old habits, and our old customs. Finally, one last piece of advice before we close.

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And this is a very, very important piece of advice.

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And that is the after a loss of Hannah, who would data has guided each and every single one of you.

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After a loss of Hannah, what data has chosen us to be guided to his Dean

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and chose us to be upon his straight path.

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Be aware of turning back after the door was opened and you entered it? Beware

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of turning back and exiting. Why? Because you never know if that door will ever open up again.

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After you were out there in the seas and the oceans of darkness.

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And the light of Islam came and that rescue ship came

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and saved you beware of jumping back into that sea of darkness. For you never know if that light and that ship will ever return to save you ever again.

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And so Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He has told us,

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of those whom he sealed their hearts

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and blinded their eyes

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to the guidance such that they will never be guided No matter how much you try to guide these people. They will they will never be guided. One of the reasons for that is because they saw the guidance, and they accepted it. And then they turn their backs on it. Or they saw the guidance and they turn their backs without accepting it. And so we wonder why there are so many kuffar who are destined for the hellfire. And we question Why has Allah subhana wa tada

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determined that your place will be in the Hellfire

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shaitan comes to us and puts these doubts in our minds. And then we think allies, unjust allies not unjust.

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Allah subhanahu wa tada is the most just and sometimes we won't see the wisdom behind something.

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But the wisdom of Allah is there. And so this is the wisdom that after the guidance came, they turned their backs or a loss of Hannah who without a knew that these people, even if they were shown the guidance, they won't accept it.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala he has told us of this reality regarding the Kovach in alladhina cafaro. So we're gonna lay him under tom tom de la you know, those who disbelieve

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there is no difference whether you try to warn them or not, they will never believe and then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the reason hartham Allahu Allah kulu be here.

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Wanna cemetery him? wahala of Swati him Alicia.

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Allah has sealed their hearts. He has put a veil over their hearing and their sight well of him and for them is a painful and severe and great punishment. As for the moon half moon was a parent who has Allah has also told us about them. In Surah tomonaga goon Delica be an airman some cafaro for tobyhanna coup de him, for whom life Cahoon

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regarding the munafo the hypocrites, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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that that is because they believed apparently they believed.

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And then they disbelieve, they turned their backs on a man and on Islam. And so Allah seal their hearts stamp their hearts and so they will never understand.

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My dear brothers and sisters, the danger is

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if Allah subhanahu wa tada has guided us that we turn back to misguidance and then Allah seals our hearts. And so no matter what, we are never guided back to that guidance ever again.

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We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep our hearts firm upon the straight path upon this guidance that Allah has guided us to and we ask Allah Subhana who had the honor to guide our brothers and sisters who are out there last in the various darknesses of the dunya We ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide them back to the deen We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to teach us that which will benefit us We ask Allah Subhana who to Allah to keep us firm upon the straight path. Also Lola who is seldom Allah Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi regimen