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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah shadowfell MBA will mousseline Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Holly he while he was me will sell them the Sleeman kathira and Kathy Rama Babu, my dear brothers and sisters.

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The topic of today's reminder for Juma is for Allah or for me.

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Today's buzzword is empowerment, which means to help people see, feel, and exercise their own personal power and authority. The truth is that the way we usually we usually raise children, we create psychological dependence on adults and on authority. We don't teach the tools of decision making of critical analysis of weighing pros and cons of deciding based on long term results. We teach them only to ask adults, we don't for example, teach children to earn an income.

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Instead, we teach them to beg, that is asked parents for money. Call it what you want. If you're asking somebody for money, free money for which you are not doing anything in return, that is begging.

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We don't teach them to analyze options, but to blindly obey. If they rebel. We still don't help them to understand the reasons for our consequences of rebellion, but enforce our will by force. The this unconsciously reinforces powerlessness, dependency and resentment.

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Schools reinforce it even more. To the extent that while in school, the child leads the life of a prisoner in jail. There is nothing which is in his or her control from the time he enters the school to the time he leaves, both of which are also not in their control. This is the insane paradox of our so called education system, where we teach and reinforce everything that a person does not need in life, and then spend the rest of life trying to undo that completely avoidable damage our schools and to a great extent our parenting conditions us to blame others and never to accept responsibility for what we say or do. I call it learned or conditioned helplessness. This is a psychological trap

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that justifies inaction. We globalize issues, and then feel justified in doing nothing by saying, after all, I am one person what can I do?

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That is a statement of false helplessness.

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The way to solve problems is to ask, what can I do about this at my level,

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localize the issue, and you will find always some way in which you can impact it positively. You can solve the world's problem of hunger for example, but you can feed one person you cannot solve global warming, but you can switch off lights, not use air conditioning.

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use public transport or your legs instead of driving. You can do all of this. You cannot make everyone pray, but you can ensure that you yourself, pray in the masjid on time.

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You cannot change society and its values, but you can change your own.

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No brainer to see what this will achieve. If more and more people start practicing personal empowerment for which we do not need anyone elses permission.

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If I asked you to define in one line, the most seminal fundamental and powerful change that Rasool Allah is Allah Allah Haile, he, while he was he was Selim created when he announced Islam, what would you say? I would say that he taught us to ask is this for Allah or for me, he taught us to focus on the long term on the ARCA on the hereafter. He taught us that everything we say or do has two consequences, one temporary consequence in this life and the other permanent one in our aka this life. Therefore, this dunya therefore, is not something to reject is not something to avoid. But this is the most important, the most powerful, the most potentially beneficial thing that we will

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ever have in our existence. It is our job to use it to build ourselves in this world as well as the next that is the meaning of having true consequences for every action.

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However, even though it is permanent, until the last moment of our life, even though the action in the akhira or the

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consequence of the action in the ACA is permanent meaning that that will be forever. until the last moment of our life, we still retain the power to change it by repentance and turning to Allah subhanaw taala with is different our our life is in our control. How's that for empowerment? Islam explains those consequences so that we can make intelligent choices starting from the beginning, whether to enter Islam or not. Allah subhanho wa Taala said I will be laying in a shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim iica Rafi Deen kata Yana Roche domina Femi formato de Mille Eva kadhi stem Sokka below what he was call, love his arm and Allah who saw me on there Eileen, Allah subhanho wa

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Taala said there is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the right path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in the tar booth, and a downloader all falls date is all the stuff that we consider to be important and we follow in opposition to the aka and orders of Allah subhanaw taala all of that stuff is double. Whoever disbelieves in Tao, Baba yuck for a bit. What you mean by Allah and believes in Allah, then this person has grasped

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a hand hold the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that. And to keep this hand old until we enter genital for those who haven't shall. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala wala whose immune alim Allah subhanho wa Taala hears all and knows all he is the all here and all know. Now what happens because of either choice, whether I choose to vote or I choose Allah what happens I lost, right I explained that also. Allahu Allah, He will live in armano euregio home in Azuma de la

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Allah Allah Allah said which means Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Wali he is the Protector, the guardian of those who believe of the armor of the people who believe he brings them out or extracts them from darkness into light. Your Canadian Home Minister Mattila No. But as for those who does believe they're Alia, their supporters and helpers are who they are false deities, false ideas, false leaders, they bring them out from light into darkness the opposite Allah subhanaw taala brings us from darkness to light from misguidance to guidance from Jahangir from ignorance to knowledge, and the opposite of that data would take us from knowledge to ignorance, from darkness from light to

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darkness, from guidance to misguidance This is the opposite direction. So but for those who disbelieve their earlier their supporters and brand helpers are both false deities and false leaders and false theories. They bring them out from light into darkness. Those are the dwellers of the Fire and they will abide there in forever will incur a loss America has said that these are like us have a naughty home via Hollywood. My brothers and sisters I remind myself and you that we are free to choose there is no compulsion. There is no forcible conversion. We are free to choose. But every choice has a price tag. This is the reality in life. Nobody has really everything's every single

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thing in life. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not force anyone to worship Him. If someone does not worship Allah, his air, his water, his food, his education, his health, his marriage, his influence, his name, his fame, nothing is affected adversely. There is no force, Jenna and now Jenna and Johanna are both available freely to everyone and for everyone and they can choose either of them. There is no shortage of space in either place. Maybe choose well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah for Allah subhanho wa Kohli Lacombe Rob Beco Furman Shah for a human woman for yuck for in outer denial is Wally mi na na hims Radhika were in yesterday su yoga su Bhima in gulmohar DSP.

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free. You get what you pay for, you can have anything that you are ready to pay for. And that is why it is important to look at the price tag, whether in a store or in life. Look at the price tag. That is the meaning of empowerment. And it can happen only when we allow people the freedom to choose. guide them, but never force them short of danger to life and limb. Don't stop them from anything they choose to do. It is only when they taste the consequences that their ability to choose will improve. insist that they wear life vests, but don't stop them from trying to swim in the ocean. then help them understand the possible consequences of their choice. It is no good if they die

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before they learn. But it is worse if they never learned dying is inevitable. Ignorance is not especially because the consequences of ignorance can be permanent.

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Those are seldom empowered people when he empower people to make the right choices when he said the famous Harry's and ameerul momineen Avi Huff's almario Nell hardtop rhodiola one call summary to Rasulullah sallallahu surely he was he was a lump in namale Arma lupini.

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Were in Mr. Lupo limited in man hour. We all have heard this or this we all know this or these in the region by the on the authority of ameerul momineen Abu Omar Nakata, Allah Allah Who said I heard Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what he intended. These are these underlines the fundamental principle in Islam, that it is not only what we do, but even more importantly, why we do it, which we must consider that fits in perfectly with the fact that on the Day of Judgment, our deeds will be weighed, not counted. It is the worth of the deed, which will be rewarded, not just the number of times it was done. The most

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important question that we must ask is, who am I doing this for, for myself, to satisfy my desire, or for Allah subhanho wa Taala to please Him.

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There are four benefits of jacking and doing only what pleases Allah subhanaw taala. The first one is we can look forward to the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and reward from him. Number two, if we work with this intention, and with this thought that I'm doing it to please Allah, it is protection from sin. Because if we do everything for Allah, we can never commit a sin. Number three, it is protection from depression and stress and despair and sadness and anger, because we are focused on the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and not on whatever immediate or short profit or loss the action may entail. And number four, we will become the most popular influential people,

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because people who are honest, and compassionate and helpful and tranquil and generous, are loved and respected by everyone. This is the beauty of Islam, which gives us benefits in this world and the next. On the contrary, giving presidents to personal desire is to open the door for shaitaan to enter our lives. That is where it begins. When we give precedence to our desire over what Allah Allah Allah, Allah Who ordered that is a sign of the weakness of faith of the weakness of your cane in Allah and you're here on the day.

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of judgment, weakness of faith in the accuracy and weakness of faith and the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is watching as real time 24 seven, Allah subhanho wa Taala asked this question in the context of our gel, the Bible knows all of this ayat of surah II, but it applies to all of us in all that we do. And that is Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching. Allah said, lm yallambie and Allah Yara Allah does he not know that Allah subhanho wa Taala sees what he does, when we follow our desires in opposition to Allah subhanaw taala His commands and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, it means one of two things. Either we have no belief and faith in the

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akhira at all, and in being held accountable for our deeds before Allah. Either we don't have any faith or or, or we don't care, even if we claim to believe in the Day of Judgment. Please note that I'm not speaking about doing something without knowledge or out of forgetfulness, or even momentary passion. When that happens. The slave is sincerely regretful and ashamed and begs Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive him, and he makes a sincere effort never to do that deed again, about such people. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Paul Yeah, I buy the Allah. Allah for Allah unfussy him lonato Mira Rahmatullah in Allah young Pharaoh Luba Jammie inaho Rahim. Allah says in Surah, Kazuma se or evadne

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Oh my slaves, who have transgressed against themselves by committing evil deeds and sins, do not despair of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives all sins, he is off forgiving, Most Merciful. Allah subhanaw taala has mercy and forgiveness has no bounds. Allah subhanaw taala promised to forgive any sin, provided the slave is genuinely ashamed and regretful and tries to change himself. Please remember that it is essential to be sincere in seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness because he Jalla Jalla who knows the state of our hearts and knows our intentions, the conditions of acceptance of is still far and our our that our repentance

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is sincere, and we don't return to the sin and that if the sin involves the rights of anyone else, we seek their pardon and we make amends. Let us be aware of considering any sin as small. The problem with this is not the sin itself. But the attitude which downplays Allah subhanho wa Taala has greatness, since any sin is disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala How can we call it small when we say Allahu Akbar, since

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it is this attitude, which is the cancer that invades our heart, and then takes us progressively towards bigger and bigger sins until we leave the form of Islam? Illa Masha Allah May Allah protect us from that? As they say, la salida mal is rar wala Kabira mal is too far. There is nothing small with insistence and there is nothing big with repentance. Allah subhanaw taala does not like arrogance. And so the doors

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get shut after some time when the slave insists on sin. May Allah protect us from this Allah subhanho wa Taala in this context, showed us this and asked us relies on a solemn a rhetorical question Allah said are eita money Taha illa Huwa and kuno. Ali he workI Allah, Allah says Allah for God have you all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he was abuse alum scene he him the one who has taken as his idol as his ILA as His deity, his own desire, would you that he is worshiping his desire? Would you then be a walk in for him? Will you be an advocate for him? Will you intercede for him? Meaning what Allah is saying, Do not intercede for him? What can you say about the one for whom

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Allah subhanho wa Taala prohibited Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam from interceding May Allah subhana wa Taala save us from ourselves? May Allah subhanaw taala enable us to do that which pleases Him and save us from that which does not please Him. Ask a lot of Hannah Rotella to help you and protect you in every way in every place was Salahuddin Abdul Karim while early he was

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Why indorama TKR Halawa II mean? While hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.