The Quest For Happiness

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Bismillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah he was. He was rubbish. Saudi Arabia silly Emery La La Plata. melissani. Yokoyama bad. We begin by mentioning the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I said that before we say it again, when you say a last name you say Bismillah we believe Allah bless the speech. Yes.

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Allah will bless the heart. Yes, Allah will bless you as a listener, Allah bless me the speaker, Allah bless the knowledge, Allah will make us apply it. So we say Bismillah Bismillah that we ask a lot to send his peace and blessings upon our Beloved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala Arab Israeli soldering, meaning Allah make my speech, easy coming from my heart and enter into your heart. And may Allah allow me to practice why I'm teaching. And may Allah allow you to practice what you're learning. Because this knowledge is a double edged sword.

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Either it's an excuse for you to go to Jenna.

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Or an excuse against you to go other places. May Allah protect us.

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So reading Sharla

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Imam, Allah bless him. He put the high expectations latinum skinny on the last caller, when I say I said it, and I keep saying it. I'm just a simple brother. I know I had these two. That's what I said. Well, the one

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is the professor and says convey even if it's one as I'm conveying the few if you added

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any questions that will go to the email.

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So you know, I put you in high expectations

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1700.

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So, I was asked, What is the topic?

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But I will tell you the title of the topic after SP a question first.

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By default,

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are we winners or losers?

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No, your phone has default settings right? Then you customize your settings, you've changed your homepage, you put this app here and this app by default. You as a human being, are you a winner or loser?

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Who thinks winner? Who thinks loser? Raise your hand? Okay, so we got two losers here.

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Actually, you're right.

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By default, you're a loser. How does that give me the little everything we say howdy through Quran inshallah. Allah says in the Quran, voila, sir. In Santa Fe.

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Allah says every one of the is a loser. And unless you take action in the Medina,

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I actually am done my lecture by the way.

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So now you know that our position, your starting point, you know, googlemaps, point a point B, your point a loser.

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Your point B is to want to be a winner, correct.

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Now, most people, I would like to say all people in the world, they want to go to point B correct. But there's two issues. Number one, many people do not want to acknowledge that their point A is a loss.

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And many people do not know what's point B

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and don't know how to get there.

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So if I have a circle, just imagine with me you have a circle has an L LS, and

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then another circle in it is the letter W winner.

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So people want to go to winner. But every time they try, they just fall here they go this way. They don't know how what's the right path. May Allah guide us to the right path. Now the issue was not knowing the way which road to take may not just make the person not reached the W.

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It may backfire and make the loser circle bigger.

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You with me? I'll give you an example. I was driving one time and one of the city and I saw a Muslim individual in an alley in a very small tight space between two buildings, smoking. And I know that person to be very good person. That's what I know of them. So they were hiding while smoking.

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So I stopped the car and then went down and speak to them nicely. You know, strive to have no see her advice. Like the brother who gave us advice about the car. So make sure if that's your car, you go in Sharla so then I came and I said you know How is everything? So long story short, in summary, that person is in the ELS circle. They said both parents mom and dad they fight a lot. And sometimes their dad is physical. Allah forgive us. We're like brothers, please avoid that. Please let fear Allah in our women. Yes, that's what the law says before he passed away so Law Center. So watch these. These women are an Amana? Allah entrusted us with them. You don't want to love them. It's

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okay. Are you serious? Yes. Okay, but have Rama Have mercy. You're not obligated to love them. But you're obligated to show mercy and respect

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All right, same thing with our wine with our sisters and our wives and I have one wife with no with our vices all of us collectively, you know, showed us metadata the spouse, right? This is the one one of the very few cases one of the very few where it's helpful to what?

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To lie. Yes, he's altogether smiling. Really? Yes, you can lie. It's okay. You know, you go tell your wife Annie. You're the most beautiful girl in the world and I'm assuming it's true inshallah. She will believe it and she will tell you on TV, you can tell your husband Chatelet you're the most handsome man in the world and you probably are not. It's okay. It's Helen. You can tell your wife You know, I never knew that Turin exists in dunya. You can say that. They make draw for me after okay. She cooks you a meal or you make a meal that Mashallah is this from Jenna, it's okay. Only for spouse, not your friend that the Imam, not the speaker. Not the guests. Not your brother, not your

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sister. Not your knees. Not your nephew, not your mom, not your dad, only your spouse, fellas. All right. Back to the story. This sister, this sister, the muslima she had an issue.

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So what's the matter? Mom and Dad fighting my dad's very physically abusive. So she tried to leave that circle of sadness, to feel better. So she resorted to what

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smoking isn't. Do you agree with me that many people say that I tried to relax with smoking. May Allah forgive us in reality that smoking is making that circle bigger, right? The loser circle? It's good. I'm not even talking Islamic. I'm talking even biology it kills their bodies. I have another brother He called me one time. Said Monica Malibu Salah. Right on the phone. He says I'm going to commit suicide on the phone. He's with me on the phone. So I had to do whatever it takes to hold them relax What's going on? In summary, and then we have a little children's I won't be very explicit. This man he committed adultery dinner.

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And he thought is here. He thought if I committed I will be what? Happy? So right when he tried to he thought he's so close. All this is this is it. This is it. Once it's over, he went back and this L circle was about to explode IE commit suicide. So let's see. This is just two examples of many and I'm sure many of you know people, they want to be happy so they do drugs. Yeah. They make up stuff they some people don't want to be happy. So they do crazy stuff in a stadium. Right? They jumped off the stands. A fan jumping in the field, taking off their shirt, right hugging Messi and Ronaldo. They think that's happiness. But guess what now they are banned from life from the stadium. Now they

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went to jail. So kind of like so many, many, many, many examples. Now with this being said, brothers and sisters, there's a lot of talk about happiness, in whatever religion in psychology right happiness, happiness, happiness. There's a field in psychology about happiness, I won't go into much detail is called positive psychology. It's about happiness. Okay. Psychology, which you hear about is about depression, how to how can I make you less depressed? That psychology? How do I make you less depressed? Less sad? Positive Psychology answers the question how can they make you more happy.

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So they complement each other, but they do not replace positive psychology which is relatively new talks about happiness. I tried a little bit to read the books of psychology, they give you thoughts here and thoughts there, etc, etc. They were amazing, you know, at what? at finding the things that do not make you happy.

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And I was actually reading the books as much as I can to see what if I do this, I'll be happy. Much of the research I read. And we found that this does not really bring happiness unless palatable Give me the one.

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So the one in sha Allah will share with you there's only one with all due respect, there's no two there's no three there's no four. There's not one and a half or one and a quarter is only one a loss of Hannah, what's your IRA? First of all, he teaches you you know, for the youngsters there's something called YOLO you only live

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once, right? That's what you only live once yellow do your thing. No, we believe you'll You Only Live Twice we have dunya and we have a Sarah dunia as temporary correct has a limit Ashura Unlimited, fair enough. I say this not to make you depressed I said it in the lecture earlier in Jamia mosque.

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In this area, there were Muslims before us right in this area somewhere here in the older 10th Masjid the small house you had but there were Muslims around correct.

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100 years ago, were there Muslims here 100 years ago? Maybe a little bit. Where are they now?

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that were their speakers that used to travel maybe but that there was you know, that

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today, it's our time. today. It's your time. It's my

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And tomorrow, we will all die and other congregation will come.

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And I will no longer be here and another speaker will come. So this is your time. So use every second of it. Don't delay do not procrastinate because dunya is limited May Allah forgive us and protect us. And when you think of death that way, and I'm not trying to tell you to be depressed I'm talking about happiness. That's the title is about happiness. But when I have my doctors and I have my wife I know I know when we have to remember every now and then that they will die.

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And it can make you cry, make him make you sad. Yeah, I go see my daughter playing with her but I know she will die one day. But I don't know when Subhanallah but you know what we know. And that's what makes us happy. Or being able to overcome hardship is to know that we will meet them in

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meet them in sha Allah and gentlemen, Allah make you all with your family in Genesee me. So if it was not for the other part of life, I'm watching my words if it was not for the other part of life, I do not know what's the value of living this life to be honest with you.

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A life of hardship or life of oppression, life of pain here and various you have blessings. How do you live without knowing there's an answer that Allah reward you fair enough. So Allah says in the Quran, how do I get happiness in dunya? And Allah tells you how to get happiness and excellent. Let's talk about dunya read in sha Allah. Allah says in the Quran

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Let me test you shall let me testify test you will give a gift.

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My gift today Tell me an ayah in the Quran. that talks about the good life

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clearly good life Allah says the good life is I won't say anatomy because then you like Oh, I know that I let's see what what do we have here?

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We have the 200 shillings Is that okay?

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Is that very low price $2 and this is a gift Forgive me. Mm hmm. Let me see what the hell of 400 kilos

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what's the iron number on that talks about having the good life?

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Besides it

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and I hope no one gets it right. I mean, sorry

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to see them when

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I need to take a shot. Take a shot. Don't take your shot, take a shot. This means that it's wrong. It's okay. But don't make up an idea. But see any whatever comes to your mind. Say it and don't be shy evidence of it and that's how we learn Sharla right now

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Yes,

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Jimmy Broadbent Jr. has an awful accident he has no opinion other than Allah Allah give us the best of this world the best of the ACA and protect some wonderful wonderful but there's one specifically about the good life

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JJ means did analysis alphabetically laid off my job isn't it by the remembrance of Allah your hearts find rest you know why I'm taking my time because this is very important definition. The rest I will speak faster inshallah but this I speak a little bit because I wanted to sync last one is a group huddle here

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Are you ready? Are you ready to continue continue continue mamilla

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min followed

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by this guy brother got the gift Mashallah. As fast as

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you can give it inshallah give it I know you might be a millionaire but it's okay. And Shall we Allah protect you?

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He's very rich. Give me the 400 bucks.

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is very rich.

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All right, so Allah says in the Quran Allah be lending shaytaan rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim enjoy the ayah the word that Allah says men ami lasagna ham in the carrying out wahoo min. Phelan

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Hayato.

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Allah says whoever does identify the righteous deeds, while they are believers,

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because some people can do good deeds but not out of belief. Yes. So Allah says those who do good deeds out of belief for what mean? As a result of that, Allah says, find a new fee and no higher higher life. What kind of life is in a

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good life, Allah, may Allah grant it to all of you. So once again, I can end the talk here. If someone will ever ask you How can I have a good life? What's your answer? do righteous deeds out of belief that says like Allaha salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. That's it. And Islam was came on the Bedouin, who cannot read and cannot write. So we should not make Islam complicated. Are you guys with me? And the Prophet himself similar to Sam says, if you want to come He said that he said, if you want to make Islam complicated, it will beat you up.

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So Pamela Norma is true. You want to make it complicated, it will choke you. So hang on, let me Allah protect us.

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Men shed the Deena What did he say? It didn't say that. We are not make us to shut good which is extremism. I mean Robben Island. So you do righteous deeds out of Eman. Allah will grant you the good life. Now I have two things for you. Mmm, even your best. He says I'll hire the key but the good life is happiness that's his way he says he is sad.

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I live in abitata he says the good life is contentment

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both is similar but one set is about being content. You may not always always be happy, always smiling, always laughing but in the end of the day your heart is in peace and tranquility if I sum it up to have peace in your heart righteous deeds out of

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belief Colossus we got that inshallah founded in love. As for the gentleman asked for gender Allah does not say good life

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a lot explicitly say what? Happiness what's the I know gift?

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explicitly he says happiness what's happiness in a puppy?

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sad, sad. All right, so I'm Sorry brother. Sorry. Sorry.

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Right sad. Allah says Ron what am Melina so a do as for the absolute happiness? Where is it Fairfield gentlemen and gentlemen. So this may gives you the hint that in dunya it's about contentment, it's about the happiness but mainly the peace and tranquility and the heart may Allah granted to every one of you.

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So what I will do for the rest of the talk, inshallah, I will do two things. That's it.

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The first thing I will do

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I will prove to you that action by itself will not grant happiness but has to be followed by a man.

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And the second thing I will do an end the talk with some action items if you would to do out of a man a lot of grantee happiness, and that's it fair enough. See, what's my time limit? What time should I end the channel on? 1130

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What time roughly? Okay, Max, so let's say not shallow try 810 approximately fair enough. Sounds good. Okay. Bismillah now what we'll do number one to prove to you that action by itself will not grant you happiness as long as long as it comes from a man Bismillah Now

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tell me brothers and brothers and sisters not so but it's telling me a road people say if I take this road, I will be happy if I have this I'll be happy. What do you think? People say if I have this further magic, voila, he will be the happiest person in the world. This give me this What is it? What would people say?

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Money right agree. I will not exaggerate if I say most people in the world will say that yes or no. I would like to say all the people in the world I'll say most now please if you don't mind, raise your hand if you think money brings happiness

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not one hand.

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Well, I don't know about you guys, but I Money makes me happy. I don't know about you Jani. So since it doesn't make you happy, can you forward it to me inshallah just like forward everything down to me inshallah. And since it doesn't make you happy, Islam is a realistic religion. Islam is a realistic religion. So without a doubt, yes. Your hand may not went up but to know what went up your heart But yeah, give me all the money that makes me happy. That is why some of us we do jobs we hate why because of the money yes or no? Someone some of us we go to education we go to maybe medical school, we hate it but because of money. We go to law we do this because of the money. May Allah

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protect you travel to another country because of the money. So we have to be realistic to the most part. I said most people yes, money does bring happiness. But what's the key here?

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Where did you get the money from? And how you spend it? These are two questions. Remember, as money comes from the man aspect, Allahu Akbar, who was the richest man ever walked on earth Give me the richest man

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non negotiable. Now definitely one of the witches of the Sahaba non-negotiable but from the time of Adam and he said until the last human being even the future Yes. Who is the richest man that ever walked on earth? Shula Manali Salah right however definitely very rich, but sulaimani salam was absolutely rich yes or no. But he got the money out of a man Yes or no? He says called the drop off limit tolerable

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Lee he said that Oh ALLAH forgive me. will happily milk so he right off the bat. He showed me his min Allah forgive me will happily mulcair give me Kingdom law. really hadn't been badly that no one will ever have in NACA and tell what have you are the giver of gifts that are given to him.

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Give it to him. Then the shaman control the wind. Yes. Did you speak to the animals? Yes. Did the gene work for him? Yes. Was he happy?

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Of course. Where is he? in general? highest of levels rest for a while a commander in an AMA la la mina NetBeans. Allah says the highest level in Genesis with the prophets. So money didn't just make sure they meant happy in dunya but it also gives them happiness. And

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you see that one more thing? Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Was he ever happy with money?

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Was he ever in his life? a multimillionaire

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yellow cedar question. Was he ever a multimillionaire in his life? Yes. When?

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Before the religion came, perhaps he was very rich. Okay, actually, that's a good point. Before he was a prophet, he had a lot of money and with the assistance of Khadija

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most of his life especially profit or he was very poor, for the most part right and he very like low but did he have times in his life where he was a multi millionaire? Yes. After which better was what her name? What do you mean brother? Also alliance of Alassane authentic hadith. After the battle, he had the venom Medina Javelin, he had assets money that covered will live watch this. He covered the money he had covered the valley between two mountains. A lot of multimillionaire

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A man came

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and he looked at this this is amazing. Mohamed Salah It was

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so the Prophet says would you like it? It was all handled was all like sheep and goats. And he's like, Yeah, he didn't take it.

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Serious. It's all yours.

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So the man comes takes three 710 20 100 goats pulling them and he's looking back is this a prank is the joke.

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And the Prophet didn't change his mind didn't say Oh, don't take it serious. He took it took it took it and the Prophet had nothing behind.

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So this man said, Yeah. Are you gonna ask? The man said oh people

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accept Islam, accept Islam. This man gives money and does not fear poverty, Allahu Akbar. May Allah make us like them? May Allah make us give as relaxed as Rasul Allah as much as possible. He was a multimillionaire, that's why he set himself up. He says, Well, lucky if I had a mountain of gold. How much is that? trillion shillings? 10 trillion, quadrillion, whatever the number may be. He said if I had that mountain of gold, it will not stay with me for more than three days.

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This is our Navy Mohammed Salah. Why to give it to the people. What what what what will they benefit of the money that stays after I die? Yes, keep a little bit for your family. But what the money that benefits you is the money that you give away. So Panama, Luca, also Amani, sasana he had a goat. Okay. Then he came back home. He says yeah. What is left from the goat? Are you with me? Yeah, the goat giving it away to people? He said, Yeah, Isha what is left from the goat? She said the habit kulu ha, illa catifa. She said everything of the goat every part is gone. Except the shoulder. Focus. He said, yeah.

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Everything of the goat remained except the shoulder.

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deeper. Because he knows what will benefit me is what I gave away. And that's what I kept at home a lot. May Allah make us of people like them? So was he not happy with the money? He used to be happy? Yes, we are happy and we didn't even give them money. Look at how many people are smiling. Laughing isn't it right? But then we have the other type of crowd. You have the people who are having so much money yet they're so sad. It's

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so depressed yes or no. And then we start you know, people person like that. May Allah protect us. They gathered the money, but maybe from Harlem resource. They gathered the money maybe from Helen, but they spent it in the harem. Maybe they gathered the money from the halaal they spent in the halaal. But they're not doing the Zika yes or no.

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These people will not see much happiness. May Allah forgive us and protect us a little bit. I mean, what's your proof? Even if someone comes to me, who is not a believer says they are happy. I will say I respect what you say. But I disagree with what you said. How dare you say that? I'm telling you, I'm happy. I am sorry. I cannot take what you said. Why you say that? Because I believe as a Muslim that deep in your heart you're not happy? of Really? And how did you check my heart? I never check your heart. I'm saying what Allah said. Allah said woman

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victory in law whom are a shadow.

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Allah said, Whoever is away from the path of Allah will have a miserable life. That's why he says that's why he said it's not me. It's not you. He said done. He said to me

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Allah Allah means you're away from victory means Allah is remembering from Salah, and so yeah and respecting and cetera, et cetera, that Allah says for him, Allah who that to them marries and he says I should hire right life, born into misery, misery in their job, Misery with a family, Misery at school, Misery by themselves and will lie. This is not an exaggeration. And we know people like that on a personal level, May Allah forgive us, me, Allah guide them and guide us all available me. Well, I remember clearly brothers and brothers and sisters, there was a big, big amount. And you probably know his name very famous. He was invited by one of the most famous people in the country.

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That invitation was not just for the chance to come over. But he invited celebrities and I will not want to mention their name because I know some of their names. Big, big high level elite invitation. So the owner of that house that a rich man, he said, also bring us here. Just a quick reminder.

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So the chef, he said, I came, I sat in front of the people. And I said, I see people that are so funny. He said they're comedian, one of them was a comedian. He said he's so funny. They say in the language that they make the rock laugh. They make the rock lab. That's how funny as a comedian, they are big, big shots. So he said, I sat and I told myself What will I give out? A reminder? What will my reminder be? What should I say? What should I say? He said, I could not find any other topic better than happiness. And may Allah give himself

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he swears by Allah. And once again, I won't mention names.

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He swears by Allah subhana wa sallam that as he was speaking about happiness, and how happiness is with a man and righteous deeds, and how those who are away from Allah have misery in deep in their hearts, there's no peace will lie. They get all the money in the world. There's no peace. He swears by a law one person fell on his knees, fell on his knees, and was crying and said, I swear you're saying the truth. I swear you're seeing the truth. I swear you're seeing the truth.

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He says this man says, Let me explain to you. He says I am one of the top comedians in the whole land. Very well known. Before I come on stage a stand up comedy, they have to put some makeup right for the lighting and stuff like that. He said, I go to the makeup room high end the water, the fruits, the nuts, you know, get prepared refreshments. I start to cry for how miserable I am. And this started once I left home. And that's how early it started. So I come to the end the the makeup artist is coming to do the concealer, whatever for the lighting, and they start to cry. They tell me sir, please stop crying.

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Please stop crying because it's ruining the makeup for the recording. So he says to the chest under the people and I hold I hold it, I stopped crying, they dry it, then they finish the makeup. The curtain is closed, and I'm so depressed. Then they open the curtain I put on a fake smile. And they make everyone laugh. Yet in the inside, I'm crying.

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And this is one of many people like that May Allah forgive us and protect us. In a way I give an example. Me Allah kind of like, grant us what is best. And just as an example, I don't know their endings. But we see, we see we judge based on what we see and so on. You know, there's a there's a family. Many of you perhaps know that individual or that family. They come from a very, very rich family Christina Onassis, that when that's his family, the elders will will relate to that very much. It's not too too old from 1000 years ago. This happened in the 20th century.

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Christina's dad was a multi billionaire, he had the shipping Empire to show you how rich life they had when he had his daughter Christina. When she was three and a half years old, three and a half. He bought her a yacht,

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a ship a big one. ship it was for $6 million. That was in 1954. And I tried to calculate it today. $1 in 1950 is about $8.33 in 2015, approximately, so multiply that by eight.

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So when he cradled Christina, Christina, look at this. That's how small she was three and a half years old. She said Daddy, what is this? She'd even know it's a yacht. He said it's your playground. As the type of life she had. She started to get older and older and older and older. She fell in love with a real estate agent from Los Angeles, California.

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Her father threatened her. You go with this guy you marry this guy. I will cut off all my funding to you.

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She said perhaps you know what money does not bring me happiness. I've been living as a rich lady for a long time. So I don't mind getting this up. So I will go with what love may be love brings happiness. Guess what she married him. But the father didn't cut her off.

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Then,

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after some time, she got divorced. So even that love didn't really bring the happiness and not the way that she had. She got married to a man from Greece, a Greek man. Around that time a little before a little after Allah knows best guess what happened? Her father passed away.

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And her I believe brother also passed away was a private jet or show, may Allah protect us and grant us a good ending. At that point, when the father passed away, Christina became the richest female ever walked on Earth at that time. And you can look it up yourself. There's a documentary look it up yourself. The richest woman ever walked on Earth at that time? Brother, brother, hold on. Yes. Why you give us this example? Why? Because I'm giving you the richest person that walked on earth. And I will show you something. Therefore, anything below that will not grant you what they're looking for. Does that kind of make sense to you? I'm giving you the top because if I give you someone that has

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10 million, you say maybe if they have 1 billion it will work. No, no, no, no, no, I'm gonna give you the top. So don't give me anything above that in Sharla. Fair enough, in a way. Then she got divorced from that man from Greece. She got married to another man from Russia. a news reporter it was narrated to me that a news reporter came to Christina. He says How can capitalism and communism two different mentalities, they coincide. The narrator says, she said, I'm searching for happiness.

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After some time will happen, divorced.

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Now going into the fourth marriage, a Frenchman, a man from France. She gets married, a reporter comes to her and says and this was narrated.

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Since you are the richest person in the world, as a female, would you agree that you're the happiest person in the world? She said, or rather.

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I am the unhappiest girl in the world. Well, I don't know what else to tell you.

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What else to say? When there is no a man will love you give them the whole dunya and whatever is on it will lie. There's no peace in the heart. May Allah forgive us.

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Now the thing that interesting that happened now she got pregnant for the first time. She delivered her child, it's a baby girl.

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And her daughter is alive today. She participated in the Olympics in the horseback riding.

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When she got the child, many were saying she did not find happiness in the money. She did not find happiness in the marriage in love. For sure she'll find happiness in that children. Is that true? Let's see.

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I quote you word for word, what she said from an

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authentic article. Look what she said. Happiness isn't based on money. Happiness is not based on money. And the biggest proof is our family

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is very powerful for her to say that Why? Because she knows she's the richest in the world. So you can you cannot beat that you cannot overcome that. She said I'm the biggest proof in the world. That money will not bring you happiness Allah May Allah make us all happy.

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In 1988 Christina is 37 years old. The Prime

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she was found in bonus Iris in Argentina. In a luxurious Country Club, in sign in the bathroom in the bathtub, no clothes, dead due to drug overdose.

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May Allah protect us?

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May Allah protect us we

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see the money will make you happy. Make it with a man may Allah make it easy. I mean, there's many many, many more example you have to remember Quran.

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Allah in the Quran, forget the story I mentioned to you because I don't know what their ending is Allah Allah, Allah can decide whatever Allah wants. Are you with me? We don't judge season. Johanna we don't judge is in Jana. But definitely we judge what? That she's not happy. That's the minimum. I'm talking about. I'm not talking about Are you with me? I'm talking about dunya I don't know about bakkerud. I know Tanya and yes. Allah subhanaw taala talks about Allah in the Quran. In the Quran Academy, Tomi moussaka. Most of the people of course, so long story, summarize it. He had so much money, how much money anybody has keys? Key and anyone who has a key car keys, house key anything?

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luck. Okay.

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Just one example, to illustrate to you how rich qarun was. Allah says in the Quran in msrt, who Latin obey God? What does that mean? He says the keys to his treasure required muscular group of men to carry the keys.

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Do you appreciate that? If these are the keys, then what's behind the door?

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I see them. May Allah make your treasured, engender heavy sell Anthony?

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Are you with me? But the problem was, when was he happy with that money?

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Not once in his life. Was he happy and alone was best. No can

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contentment, no peace in the heart, because they taught our own. They said what is the FEMA attack? Allahu Allah. Remember, there's one attentional Ciba Caledonia and we're not telling you look, even Allah says, We're not telling you not to have fun in dunya. Allah said when I tend to not see but coming at dunya you want to have a Ferrari, buy a Ferrari, yes, buy a million dollar house, no problem, but give me your duties.

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So please, I'm talking on behalf of the millionaires. I'm not a millionaire relax.

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But on behalf of the millionaires under speak on your behalf if you don't mind. If you see a rich brother rich sister having a $500,000 watch, there's nothing haram about it. This is Islam. This is your deen. You know what? It's wrong when they don't doing their obligations? Fair enough. Because I cannot make your mind the judge. What does your mind say? My mind say 500,000 is too much. to them. It's pocket change.

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Yes or no?

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Oh my god, they spent $1 million in their wedding. I know. It kind of makes a little bit of you a bit sad, but I'm talking Dean, this is religion. And we're not going to please people look under the religion yes or no $1 million wedding. Is that too much? That's a very generic question. I don't know their status.

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Can it can a $10,000 wedding be too much? Yes. If you had to borrow money and be in debt and pay interest, yes or no. But if someone makes $100 million a month, can they not spend $1 million for a wedding?

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This is your dean. This is Islam. Allah says Allah 10 fancybox dunya so they told him that have fun enjoy, go full, go all the way. But you know what he said? He says no, don't say Allah gave me Don't say Allah bestowed upon me. He says in number 82 more in India. No, I got this from my own effort. Don't say Allah gave you a little quick thing that I got from my own sweat. People say that Yeah, I got my grades. I stayed all night studying. Yeah, can you relate your success to Allah on the remind you based on the story, I remind myself as magic and to all of you here. The moment you relate your success, your effort is the day you chose destruction upon your life.

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I will say that one more time. That day I relate my success and your success. Due to your work less the day you have lost the goal.

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Your effort is a minimal thing that brought Allah Rama upon you. You don't say if it was not for my work, I would not know you say if it was not for Allah. And then

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my effort I would have not got that now. Now we're talking. Is that clear?

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So what happened at the end of the story?

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You know, a very powerful thing Allah says in the Quran is remarkable. The hora de la comida de nada qarun left the house, entourage, you know, people security guards, everything cards, and the people Allah says piland levena you return an ayah dunya the people that want dunya focus the people that want what dunya they looked at Karuna.

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Yeah, late, Elena. I wish I was just like him.

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Yeah, later Linda Miss Lama Oto our own inner hula do havin? Avi he's one lucky man. Do we say that sometimes? May Allah forgive us. You see a guy had the money and everything like that. A person who has no belief in Allah makes fun of the deen. You see them with their car. There's bodyguards. Like, what a lucky man. He's watch. Allah says, Allah and Dena La la la la Vina

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and the ones within me Allah grant, you all say I mean, and you're gaining it now you're getting the app now you're being boosted right now.

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And let me know to the, the to the people who heard them, what did they hear him say? I wish I have this.

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The people will come to you. Are you praying against yourself?

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He says wait.

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What What is prepared for by Allah in Asada is greater than what you see.

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He says, Lehman, M and our me lasallian worldwide is amazing. The island said,

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a lot prepared for you is better and Indonesia for those who believe and do what righteous deeds. Remember the first introduction I gave you, how to have a good life, righteous deeds out of a man show this was 1000s of years ago, they said the exact same thing. From the time of Adam to the last human being, to have a good life. You have to do righteous deeds out of a man may Allah grant to a man and assistance and righteous deeds. So the people of M says, Welcome to you, Allah prepared for you better than that for those that have Amen.

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do righteous deeds while you love Paul ha Illa Assad Iran and they say only those who have suffered, they will get it may Allah grant to suffer.

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The next idea What did Allah do to cotton?

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for herself, maybe he will be dead.

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Because you attribute your success to your effort and you are arrogant and you don't want to fulfill the duties of the people. Allah did what to Corona Bahasa meaning Allah made the earth split, open, swallow everything he had the keys, the treasures dimensioned and qarun himself will be dead, his opinion, his assets, his homes, the real estate all gone and shut down.

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You know who I want to go back to now? The people that said yesterday, I wish I was like, calling you want to know what they said today? You want to know?

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You guys want to know what they will say after this happened? Do you think they will say I wish I was like him? Let's see what they say. Let's see what Allah said. What the hell, Idina temen no makhanda the ones that they used to say I wish I was like him yaku Cana La Jolla De Soto Reese Kalima Yasha in a bad way. Indeed, it is Allah who gives it takes.

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It is a low gives and takes. Then they say, Lola and men, Allahu Elena. Well, they say,

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if it's not because of a loss, blessings upon us, law subpoena Allah to destroy us. So now who is the happy one, the rich or the poor?

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The poor person says what law if it was not for Allah blessing? Two days ago, they did not see their blessings, yes or no. They felt their own hardship. Poor, look at this life. This is the real life look at my life. Now. This is the best life in the world. sapan Allah May Allah forgive us.

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Then Allah says in the end,

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law you fulfilled Catherine, there's no success to the Capital One. See how Allah says that? This confidence you get is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah make us amongst the believers, me Robben Island me. You want one more path? Before we go to the action items. One more path? What's another path that people say?

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If I have this, I will for sure be happy.

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Maybe fame?

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fame status if I if every everybody everybody knows my name.

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If everybody wants to take selfie with me,

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right? If everybody calls me chef and come over dinner, and I become recognized, do you think people do whatever it takes to be famous? Yes or no? Or you bet. They will do whatever it takes. Yeah. Some celebrities, comedians, whatever may Allah knows their intention, but they do whatever it takes to be famous. Yes. Even at the expense of their body. Yes or no. This happened true story in the United States. And I went, I've seen it firsthand.

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There's a commentator You know, there's a game football, American football. So the camera is showing the players but in the camera went

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and zoomed in to a good looking woman.

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The commentator over 70 years old, could not hold himself.

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And that's why we tell our sisters even an old man, don't let him shake your hands.

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Okay, may Allah protect us. You know, he remembers Saturday, on Saturday. He used to believe at one point from what I was taught. He used to believe at one point that it's okay for an old man to handshake with a woman It's okay. But when he moved to another country, he saw an old man running after a woman flirting he changed his first one

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is he says even old men don't let them shake your hands.

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May Allah forgive us? I mean, as you know Rasul Allah Sam said that is not me. He said the biggest fitna and men are women. So brothers be strong sisters Take it easy on us May Allah protect us right dress modestly be like as a hobby at the companions of along with the woman of Eliza Lhasa. Let's move on inshallah.

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so in this situation, the camera came into the room and zoomed in this man over 70 years old and I heard that with my own ears, watch the video. And don't please don't go search. May Allah forgive us. Okay, let me check it out. No, don't check it out. I asked you by Allah. You don't search a callus. We fell for the fitna. May Allah make you fall for it.

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He says, Oh my god, goodness gracious. Oh my God, what a beauty etc. And he says What a lucky because her boyfriend was the player. He's like, this guy is one lucky guy. Now many people when this was this was live. There's children watching and listening. Many people

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criticize them and how can you say that? This is very shameless. This is very immodest. Then he released a public apology.

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They went to the girl. They said,

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Did you feel this is disrespectful? It's wrong. You know what you said? No.

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She said after his comments, I got so many followers on social media.

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I was

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sold the modesty sold the body for followers for fame. This is live this is exactly there's many many more in who sold in who showed his faith. He believes

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the most famous creation ever is a police Yes or no? it believes

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even non Muslims Christians believe in the devil.

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But this is that his fame benefits him I can okay question Can fame bring happiness? What do you guys think?

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And he hands

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come on you should have learned from this example of money.

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Can you trying to tell me when someone comes to you and says Zach hello hey don't bother after mid May Allah bless you and protect you will lie you know what we all love you my whole family loves you. Like whatever No, like Thank you.

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If you have people that love you and show you respect, this does not make you any happier. No it does Be honest.

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It's human nature.

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When you are loved this is a need the way you need food and drink yes or no when you eat a nice meal does not make you like oh this is fantastic.

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Also human nature need love.

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When your wife shows you love is that does not make you happy say yes say yes say yes say yes. Yes saying yes they say yes.

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Right? It because you recognize when your wife continues to reach out to you How is everything I miss you? Same thing with what does that not make you happy? Imagine you multiply that by 1000

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who was the most famous believer ever?

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Did his fame benefits him?

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Yes.

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lm National halakha

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butanna Anka led en cada

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continue

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laka Allah ego translation What does it mean? What

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it means we made you famous?

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What our thought and our letter decode means we made you famous.

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You are mentioned every second that passes by I don't think I'm exaggerating. I think you will agree with me. Every second that passed by someone is saying some a lot is that what do you think agree? Every second, maybe split of a second. Some and then in Argentina and some maybe negative prayer and maybe in South Africa and someone doing PMO lady in Pakistan and someone praying to God and in Orlando, Florida and someone else doing Vicar after the masjid having Hadith with the youngsters and someone else giving a Hanukkah to the elders everyone sing some a lot he was sent him somebody sent him. Does he not say that the Prophet that anytime you say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah sends

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Peace and blessings upon you. Did he not say Did he not tell you? Please remember me especially on which day? Fridays a llama suddenly was Salam ala nabina Muhammad, so his fame benefits him because we pray for him. Did he not say MiG tau after the other allama attea Mohamed El Nino vasilopita.

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So historien benefits Yes, your fame will bring you happiness. Well, it will. But as long as you do not go after it. Let it come. Don't chase it. Let it come. Don't chase it. If it comes, make sure it came based on your Eman and not based on corruption. May Allah protect us And forgive us is used as a hobby. So one of the great Sahaba of the law and a wonderful man. You've been Mr. Rude after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he died

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Sahaba are dying. Only few Sahaba left. Can you imagine if you're a tad buried, but you came after Sahaba you see Sahaba you know how amazing that is? So hobbies a hobby. So at the end of the Sahaba means a dying, dying, dying. Only few are left amongst the few that were left with Eben Massoud are on the line. When he prayed one time in the message and he left many people ran because who would come here running after him? Oh my god.

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So Luca, he says he says two things. He says What are you guys doing?

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running after me like that? He said what you're doing is a fitna for me.

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It's a fitna, I'm going through fitna, you make me feel a big shot and I think I'm the best and everybody's running after me. It's a fitna to me.

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And he said and it's a humiliation to you.

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It's human nature and Iran after me like that. So fitness and fitness.

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That's why we say even miss Rudra Lauren

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his shin is famous.

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What? A big Miss road is not famous by his knowledge only even Mr. Woods body is famous

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rasuwa Lysa Lamont and he asked to go grab me swag from a three

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Abdullah bin massarotti came and he climbed the tree, but it was windy. When the wind came, they saw his shin

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the Sahaba started to laugh

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why Rasul Allah says Hakuna Matata Hakuna min Ducati Sir, are you laughing at how thin his shin are? They said yes, Yasser Allah. He says, well, la he the shin of urban mushroom, on the scale Yama Yama is heavier than the mountain of

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shoe.

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I'm not I'm talking about his leg is famous.

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Are you guys with me?

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And look at their names living to this day. How many people were famous at their time and now they're dead? Then they're gone? May Allah forgive us and protect us? So all these things even religion, or watch out, watch out but no, no, I'm watching. Even religion itself will not bring you happiness, unless it's which religion

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unless it's Islam

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and it might shock some of you so I tell you the reference you can watch on YouTube, abc news

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about Mother Teresa. You know Mother Teresa, very famous, right? The even color the saints will even

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after she died, and I quote you word for word, not making up or translating word for word with I shock you. If I tell you she was never a believer in Jesus.

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Would this shock you? Would I shock if I told you she never believed

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in heaven? Would it shock you? If you know her life? Why did I choose her? Because she's one of the greatest examples of doing righteous deeds. Yes or No. She knows multiple languages. But she was also a very, very high level in the church. Yes. Very high level. They called her at the level of St. Almost that means they believe that if she puts her hand on your headache, and you have a headache, your pain will go away.

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After she died, they went after the room and this is on ABC News. Not some Muslim chef made up stuff. No, no. They went through her drawers to clean up see anything amazing. And they found letters she left behind that she wrote with their own hands.

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I am not sure that she lived intentionally for us to know after she dies.

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Or did she do it and hope to rip it afterwards? He just venting. I'll tell you two sentences only that's it. Then we conclude inshallah. She said in one letter, no faith, meaning there's no such thing as faith, no faith, no love. No zeal. Souls hold no attraction. Heaven means nothing.

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Yeah, anytime she spoke about do this, then God will give you heaven. She never believed in it.

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Can you imagine this? May Allah allow us to practice what we preach? May Allah Allah to practice what you learn that I this is what happened to me. I'm like, okay, I want to know, How long has she been doing this for? She's been doing it for 10s of she's been doing it for decades, decades. 30 4050 years along with best executives. I want to know how long did she have that feeling of emptiness.

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There's another letter that says if you want to listen.

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She says, and I quote, it has been like this, more or less. From the time I started the work from day one. Like ilaha illa Allah, may Allah grant us the proper understanding of Islam. So brothers and sisters in summary, you see how the only road to have a good life, that peace? tranquility is only through Islam, and you putting it into action? Don't be like that brother that I saw one day may Allah guide him in one place in the restaurant. I saw him I know he's Muslim. So I said let's go pray to Him. He was sitting. Let's go pray to her. He said okay, I will pray.

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I'm like let's go. He's up here all praying here.

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He's healthy like he can stand. And he's not even facing the Qibla I'm confused. Like what do you mean brother? I pray with my heart. I'm Nicola.

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How will I do all my five Salawat in the hearts for kinda silent What can a righteous deed is this? Are you guys with me like your heart makes real cool and says, me Allah forgive us. That's what Allah says those who believe and put it into what action may Allah loves to put it into action. So brothers and sisters when he talks about the deen is only through Islam. That is why you see your Prophet Mohammed Salah, Salah late at night, late at

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Night. What was he doing late at night where he writing letters about how Islam is fake

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was in Singapore and is made up our own villa. You know what you were doing at night. He was having a peaceful moment. Now last panelist, Allah, his wife Ayesha wakes up one day, she looks for her husband. She has she cannot find them. But eventually when she just did a little bit, she found him praying, and she saw him crying, his beard got wet. These are tears of sadness. These are tears of joy that people will pay millions for yes or no.

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A tear of Toba will lie is worth billions. A tear of Allah Li Allah forgive me is worth billions Yes or no? Yes, it's painful but will lie. It's sweet. Because you're back on the right track. May Allah make us all on the right track. She says yes to allow why you're doing so much work like that. Why so much? Why you always pray pm will lay your feet are swollen.

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What is he saying? a fella akuna absentia Cora. He said Should I not show thanks to Allah subhana wa Tada. So he's up at night, not just seeking forgiveness, but just saying thank you, because he has given something that no one in the world will ever have except through Islam. Can we say from the love for Islam is it will live from the heart and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. I went to India and I saw how the traffic stops for a cow. I say this is great. You respect animals? The brother said no, they believe it's God. The Crossroads St. hamdulillah. I in the temple of rats, they worship rats. Am I exaggerating brothers? Now Allah I'm not. This is reality. In hamdulillah for Islam, at the end

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of his life, what did he say? was one of the last things he said on the chest of our mother Ayesha.

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Bella Rasul Allah,

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Allah, I want the higher companion. I want the higher companion I as I said, I realized that he's saying that means that the angel is giving him the option you want to stay or you want to go back, he chose to go back to Allah. He says I want the higher companion. I want the higher companion. Allah make us with with Allah subhanho wa Taala yarmulke with Rasul Allah sallallahu wasallam but then sisters that time is up but in the two minutes that I have because we agreed to 810 inshallah

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what things you can do

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the righteous deeds that's

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a man will lie brings you happiness, how will light you man brings happiness? You see the poor people with current poor people who are they not happy eventually? Second hamdulillah amen Elena we are lost Yes or no? Well, I was a man with a stiff arm How is that how is that forgives the money How? Repeat after me if you know

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Allah says for people to step back from Allah seek forgiveness what happens for you to sell Pharaoh Rob back home in Ghana.

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you seen is la comida Aurora, William

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bus gives you cash.

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You want cash?

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And

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Allah says seek forgiveness. I will make it rain upon you.

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I will pour rain

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on money and cash what they mean and children may elect renters or righteous children. I mean, you say brother the actual money is not here is with the big big shots that here and there will lie someone says well libre The money is with a co founder. They're the happy ones forget to lecture I'm like yeah miskeen Oh, you say that? He said you actually this is the reality. Why would Allah continue to give them money? With Bitcoin?

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Why would Allah continue to give them money? If they are such horrible people? Look what Rasul Allah is awesome says, He says, if you see Allah, giving someone money, will Who will pay when Allah mercy while that person is committing sins, and Allah still gives him? The Prophet says fair in NEMA delicate siderite It's a trap.

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How is that you have sometimes mice in your house?

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Does it happen sometimes the mouse and I'm not saying it's okay or not. I'm getting an example. When you have a mouse. What do you typically do you get a mouse trap? Yeah. But before that, you open the door.

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You open the door like Get out, get out, get out. And the most books are you I'm not going out right? It's cold. Or it's hot. I love your AC. Now when the mouse is stubborn, and the mouse is insisting, what do you do now? You buy the mousetrap?

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What do you put in the monster cheese, peanut butter, your favorite dish. You know what the other Mexican mice outside they say

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the real food is with a mouse in the house.

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We should have went into the house, look at us living miserable lives. If the owner of the house did not really want the mouse in the house, they would not put food in the truck.

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But they forgot that this food is a biggest trap. Because once the mouse starts to lick, like the capital with the money's pouring money, he thinks I'm the king of the world. All of a sudden, what happens to the trap? smashes the life out of them? Yes or no? So watch what you wish for. Yes, they do have the money. I agree with you. But that's a trap. Don't fall for the same trap. What's your limits? May Allah grant you happiness through your wealth, and through your status, that makes sure that all comes out of Eman and other faith without it. As Allah says, Whoever does righteous deeds will mean philanthropy and no higher 10 per year but May Allah grant every single one of you, the

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highest of you and your family are living with that being said, I'm done. The time is up. Zach below here. I really appreciate your patience, and they appreciate your listening. And I hope that Now that I'm done, your happiness went up a little bit than how it was before the talk yes or no.

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So now continue attending halaqaat by our Imam and other missionaries in Charlotte to have that email through ailment near migrants there in Santa Monica Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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Do you not think he's going to be happy he's known to be the mother.

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May Allah grant you happiness me? And may Allah grant you sincerity and malice. cancela always make sure people have the motivation. This is an honor and we all have to honor you for that. So we say to all of you, who tell him jack Hello, hello. Hello Thea, reminding us of Allah. And may Allah allow you to always be mindful of him.