Mirza Yawar Baig – Joy of Submission

Mirza Yawar Baig
AI: Summary © The importance of finding joy and fulfillment in life is emphasized, along with the need to show faith in oneself and the desire to please Allah. The speakers stress the importance of changing one's choice and letting the truth be revealed, as well as pursuing the love of Allah through choice and fear. The need to change one's choice and show the truth to be revealed is emphasized, along with the importance of showing faith in oneself and the need to show strong desire to please Allah. The importance of changing one's actions and showing the truth to be revealed is also emphasized, along with the need to show faith and control. The speaker shares information about a court hearing and emphasizes the importance of showing the truth to be revealed and fear.
AI: Transcript ©
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My dear respected brothers, sisters, elders, I

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want

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to begin by making dua for

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all the Muslims who are ill and sick

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for their complete health.

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In particular

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for the son of 1 of our brothers

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and the father of another one of our

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brothers who are both in hospital. We ask

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Allah

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to cure them completely and totally and bring

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them back home safe and sound soonest Insha'Allah.

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My brothers and sisters, I remind myself and

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you that the most important thing in life

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is not wealth

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or act or knowledge or even action.

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The most important thing in life is attitude.

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With the right with the right attitude

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you can create wealth, you can acquire knowledge

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and find the motivation to act.

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Without it,

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you may have wealth

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and fame and influence and knowledge,

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but you despair.

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And if you don't believe me,

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search for

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celebrity

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suicides

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on Google.

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And you will know

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that the difference between a dream and a

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nightmare is a very fine line.

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It's not because of wealth

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or knowledge or fame or power.

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Today as we stand here and we talk

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that the Palestinians

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are unbeatable.

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It is not for these reasons

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that they pick themselves up from every disaster

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which would have destroyed any other people.

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It is because of attitude.

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It is attitude that enables

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totally traumatized

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Palestinian children to still smile and play games

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while the world watches in amazement.

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And

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this applies to Muslims

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everywhere.

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The attitude of the Muslim

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is not simply submission

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but to submit

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joyfully.

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And that is the title of my Khuba,

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the joy of submission.

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To want to submit, to love to submit,

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to live to submit, to submit to the

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one who created us and blessed us in

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ways

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we cannot even count,

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who protects us from all evil, who tests

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us and helps us to pass the tests

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and rewards us in this life and even

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more in the next and we ask this

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from him

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To submit joyfully to the only one who

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is worthy of worship, Allah

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the glorious and magnificent.

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To submit because

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and as evidence

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that we trust him.

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Allah

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We trust Him to know and to do

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what is best for us.

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To submit knowing that what is with Allah

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is better than what is with us.

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To submit to demonstrate

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our allegiance to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala through

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his messenger

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Muhammad The only 2 connections that will go

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with us when we die.

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Every other connection ends

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here on this earth.

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There are only 2

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that will go with us when we die.

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The connection with Allah

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and the connection with which we will be

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called

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when we stand before Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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not as Ibadullah

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but as Ummat or Muhammad Sallallahu

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Alaihi Wasallam.

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The connection with Rasulullah Sallallahu

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will be our identity

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when we meet Allah

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and we will be called by it on

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that day.

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Islam, therefore, is not only to submit, but

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to want to do it and to find

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joy and full fulfillment in doing it. And

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to do it proudly as a sign of

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our identity,

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which we don't hide, but display as we

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display famous brands.

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That is why for a true Muslim

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to submit is not a struggle at all.

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It is what he or she loves to

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do.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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told us about the one who submitted joyfully,

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Ibrahim

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When his lab ordered him submit,

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he says I have submitted

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to the Rabb of the worlds.

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He didn't ask for time.

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He didn't hesitate.

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He didn't say, I will have to think

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about this. Let me sleep over it. I

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will submit if it makes sense to me.

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I will submit if it seems logical

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or

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politically correct

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or whatever.

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He said, I have submitted.

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We submit because we trust Allah

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And that trust produces

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complete

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peace of mind.

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A total absence of fear

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because we know

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who is in control.

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When we submit,

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our will

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is superseded

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by the desire to please Allah

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And that is why the slave has no

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will of his own.

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He wants for himself whatever his Rabb wants

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for him.

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As one of the scholars said,

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the love of Allah

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is the purest

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and the greatest

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of all loves.

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It gives life to the heart.

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It is sustenance for the soul and it

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is the roadway to eternal success.

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Love is the road to Jannah.

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It is the main reason why we worship

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and it is the

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only way

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to live a true

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meaningful life on earth.

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I remind myself and you that this love

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is a gift.

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It is the reward of submission.

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Tawakul

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is the reward of taqwa.

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We make the effort

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to have taqwa and to live with taqwa

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and Allah

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then grants us taqwa

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as a gift

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which results in complete absence of fear of

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anything in the duniya.

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If we live with taqwa.

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There is no hope and there is no

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tawakul for the one who has no taqwa.

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May Allah protect us from his tests.

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Allah

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tested Ibrahim, alaihis salam.

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Time after time after time.

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Place yourself as a spectator

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of this scene.

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The whole town has gathered

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to see the one they hated

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being burnt alive

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because he invited them away

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from worshiping their creations

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to worshiping the one who created them.

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That's his crime.

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See their excitement and hear their noise

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as they eagerly

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wait for events to unfold.

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The fire that they lit

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to burn,

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Khalilullah,

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Ibrahim Alaihi Salam is so huge

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that they can't get close to it. So

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they actually need a siege engine. They need

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a a trebuchet, a catapult

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to throw Ibrahim alaihis salaam into it.

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We know the story leading to this event,

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so I won't talk about that.

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And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala mentioned that the

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people said

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Allah said

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that they said,

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burn him up

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to help your gods

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if you must act.

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This is the

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nature of shirk that

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you don't even hear your own words.

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You don't even understand

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your own words.

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What is this God who needs your help?

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It's interesting how people cannot see the powerlessness

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of the false gods they worship

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even when evidence of it is clearly visible.

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Today, we worship ideologies instead of stones.

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Their power,

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the power of the ideology,

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like the power of the stones comes from

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us,

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But we refuse to see that,

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and we

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we enslave ourselves

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to them.

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The ideology of commercialism,

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predatory capitalism based on the interest based

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banking system,

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which drives global poverty,

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war, suffering,

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and the enrichment of few at the expense

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of many.

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It is in our power to continue to

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support it

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or to reject it and take back our

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power.

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But Shaytan has convinced us that it is

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possible

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to accept war with Allah and his Rasool

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as our enemies

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and yet make dua

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which will call down the forces of angels

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to help us.

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The

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contradiction of this

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doesn't

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strike us.

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How can your enemy help you?

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Find me an enemy who will help you.

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So we gotta decide who's our friend, who's

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our enemy before asking for help.

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Living is about making choices.

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We are free to choose,

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but every choice has a consequence.

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If we want to change the consequence,

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we must change the choice.

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Dua without changing the choice

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is worthless.

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In all the cacophony, you are still there

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watching this scene and all the cacophony of

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the mob being for the blood of

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alayhi wasalam. You look at him.

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You find him sitting in the cup of

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the trebuchet hands and feet bound with ropes

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about to be fired into the fire.

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And at that time, Jibreel Salaam came to

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him and he asked him, Ibrahim,

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do you need anything? Can I help you?

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I can imagine Ibrahim

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sitting there

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smiling.

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Is there even a need to answer this

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question? Can I help

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you? He was Khalilullah.

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He was the one whose submission Allah

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witnessed and announced

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for all creation to be recited in salah

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until the end of time.

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What does the slave want?

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He wants whatever his rub wants.

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Ibrahim alaihis salam said

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When Ibrahim alaihis salam refused

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to accept anyone between him and his Rabb,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala directly commanded the fire.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala told us.

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All

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fire, be cool

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and safe

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for Ibrahim.

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My question to you as a spectator over

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there,

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what did you

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see? What did the crowd see?

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Did you see Jibreel, alayhis salam? Did you

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hear this conversation?

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Did you hear what Allah said to the

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fire? Nothing.

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You saw and they saw the catapult fired

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in Ibrahim, alayhis salam, flying through the air

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and into the fire disappearing from sight.

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The crowd is cheering wildly.

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Job done, he is burnt, apparent success.

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But we know the truth because Allah told

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us the truth.

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And this is what we must remember

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that the truth is not always visible.

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Sometimes falsehood

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seems to triumph,

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but falsehoods

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can never triumph

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as long as the truth is present

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because Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala said,

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Allah said and declared,

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the truth has come and falsehood has vanished.

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Indeed, falsehood is bound to vanish.

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Darkness

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is the name given to the absence of

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light.

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Darkness has no identity

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of its

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own. You can bring light, but you cannot

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bring darkness.

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If you want darkness, you have to extinguish

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light.

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As long as light is present, darkness cannot

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exist

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no matter how small the light.

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So if darkness exists,

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whether it's in our hearts

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or in our lives or in our society

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or in the whole world?

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What does it mean?

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It means that light is hiding somewhere.

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The light is not coming out.

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A 1,000 lamps

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cannot light a single room.

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Why?

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Because the lamp doesn't light anything. It is

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the lighted lamp

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which lights.

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You need the lamp to be lighted.

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That lamp is our bulb. That lamp is

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our heart. This lamp has to be lighted

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with the kashyat of Allah.

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With the hope of Allah.

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To be demonstrated

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in the way of Muhammad.

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That is light.

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That one light is enough to dispel darkness

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of from the world

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and that is why Allah

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did not send

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armies of India. He did not send committees.

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He sent 1 Nabi.

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1 Nabi to a whole people.

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1 person.

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Similarly, other.

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Why? Because one lamp is enough.

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One lamp is enough.

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Ask

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who to make every single one of us

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lamps

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to light

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this world

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and to dispel darkness

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and to use us

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in His way where He is pleased with

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us.

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My brothers and sisters and elders, I remind

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myself and you that the key

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is that those who claim to stand for

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the truth must be on the truth themselves.

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Not merely talk about the truth

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while indulging in falsehood.

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Remember that for dua to be accepted,

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it is the one making the dua that

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matters, not the dua.

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Allah

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has the power to grant anything.

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His power has no limits.

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If he can bring a pregnant camel out

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of the rock,

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if he can cause 12 springs

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of water to come out of one of

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the rock,

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If he can split the sea and the

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moon,

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if he can cause the fire to cool

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for Ibrahim alaihis salam,

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let us remember who he did those things

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for.

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Obedient people or disobedient people?

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If the hands that rise to beg Allah

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for protection

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were raised earlier in acts that he declared

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to be haram,

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then what hope is there that those hands

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will be filled with his bounty?

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Allah has not changed.

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We have changed.

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Our hands have changed.

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Our lives have changed.

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Our decisions have

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changed. Our hearts have changed,

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and we must change back.

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Allah tested the sahabah

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When Allah

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revealed

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You all know the zayat.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala said, to Allah alone

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belongs

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whatever is in the heavens

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and whatever is on the earth.

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Whether you reveal what's in your hearts or

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conceal it, Allah

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will call you to account for it.

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He forgives whoever

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he wills and he punishes whoever he wills.

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And Allah

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is most capable of everything.

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Before I tell the story further, just think

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about one thing. Allah said,

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What does

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this piece of this ayah, what does it

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do to you?

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What should it do to you and me?

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When Allah is saying,

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Does it include me and you?

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Allah is saying you are mine.

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I'm not saying that.

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I'm not saying that. Allah is saying,

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Allah is saying, you are mine,

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and I must still fear somebody.

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I must still worry about somebody else.

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I must still fear what happens to me.

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My Allah said I belong to Him.

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My Rabb said I belong to Him.

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What is the evidence of that?

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What is the evidence of that in our

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heart?

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Do we ask this question?

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When we read the Quran?

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I know we talk about Tajweed, Allah, and

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Qiraat and this.

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All good. But do we ask the question?

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You just read.

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What did he do to you?

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What did he do to you?

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Your rabbi is saying you belong to

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him. Does it make a difference?

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Does it make a difference?

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In his book al Asbab al

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Nuzoor, imam

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Ali Ahmad al Wahidi

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narrates from Ibn Abbas and

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others.

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He said the commentator of the Quran said

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on the revelation of this ayah,

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when the ayah

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and whether you make known what is in

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your minds or hearts or hide, Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala will bring you to account for

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it.

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When this ayat was revealed, Abu Bakr and

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Omar and Abdulrahman

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and Ma'ad bin Jabal

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and

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others,

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all went to Rasulullah

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They fell down on their knees before the

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Rasulullah

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and they asked him, they said, yeah, Rasulullah

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salallahu alaihi salam, by Allah,

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no other ayah

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of the Quran is harder on us than

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this.

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1 of us, we speak to ourselves. 1

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of us speaks about things that he does

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not like to remain in his heart.

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Meaning, the thought coming in his mind, it

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is coming involuntarily. He didn't ask for this

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thought. He would not even want this thought,

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but it is there in the heart and

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he would not want it even in exchange

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for the whole world and all that it

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contains.

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And

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now, we are going to be taken to

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task. We are going to be

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punished

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or questioned

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about these things

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that we speak to our own selves.

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My Allah, we are doomed.

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Rasulullah

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said, this is how the ayat was revealed.

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That is what Allah said.

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The Sabbath, they said, we are ruined. We

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have been bound by that which we cannot

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possibly bear.

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Rasool Allah sallam got angry. His face became

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red with anger and he said, are you

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going to say as the Bani Israel said

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to Musa,

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We hear but we will not obey.

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We hear but we rebel.

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He said,

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We hear

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and we obey.

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Now remember, these people came there with a

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complaint.

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They came there with a. They came there

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with a request.

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That request was not granted.

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They are told, they are commanded, say, we

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hear and we obey.

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Did they say, Arasulullah, you know, we really

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didn't mean it like that.

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Maybe you misunderstood us.

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We were not rebelling.

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This excuse, that excuse. No.

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They came with that with something. They asked

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for it. It was not given to them.

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What did they do?

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They

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said

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says that

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this was very hard, extremely hard on them.

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And they remain in this situation for 1

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year, for 12 months

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after which Allah

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sent down relief

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where he said,

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Allah does not task a soul

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more than its scope, which abrogated

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the things, the ayah before it.

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Rasoolullah

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said Allah

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has pardoned my community

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for the things with which they speak to

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themselves

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as long as they do not act upon

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them or talk about them.

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My brothers and sisters, imagine the severity of

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this test.

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This is a spiritual test.

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Imagine how severe that is to live thinking

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that every thought of mine Allah is going

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to count and Allah will question me. How

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do I control my thoughts? How do I

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control my desires

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to make all of them obedient to Allah

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because I will be punished for my thought

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and my desire. This is this is what

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they got from the Quran, from the ayah,

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and for 12 months. 12 months. Can you

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imagine this? 12 months and some of the

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Sabbath went there would have died

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in that period.

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For 12 months.

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And it was that training

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in submission and obedience

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which molded a generation the like of which

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we have never seen.

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The reward of submission is that Allah, subhanahu

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wa ta'ala, honored them

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by taking the words of

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and sending them back as his own revealed

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word to be recited in salah till the

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end of time.

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And then Allah

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favored the Sahaba

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and he taught them to make dua and

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he taught them what to ask for.

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What can I say about the acceptance of

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a dua?

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That is taught by the one to whom

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it is made.

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That is taught by the one who accepts

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it.

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And Allah

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revealed the great 2 last 2 of Surah

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Al Batara, which we have been commanded to

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recite before we go to bed every night

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and then in the morning. And Ravi Sallallahu

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Alaihi wa Salam said this will take care

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of your day and it will take care

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of your night.

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When Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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revealed.

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Allah

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revealed.

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The messenger firmly believes in what has been

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revealed to him from his

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and so do the believers. They all believe

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in Allah and his angels and his books

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and his messengers.

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They proclaim we make no distinction

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between any of his messengers

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and they say we hear and we obey.

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We seek your forgiveness, our Rab,

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and to you alone is the final return.

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Allah does not require of any soul more

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than it can bear and afford.

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All good will be for its own benefit

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and all evil will be to its own

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loss.

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The believers pray,

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our Rab, do not punish us if we

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forget or make a mistake.

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Our ab, do not place a burden on

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us like the one you placed

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on those before us.

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Our ab, do not burden us

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with that which we cannot bear.

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Pardon us.

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Forgive us and have mercy on us.

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You are our only guardian.

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So grant us victory

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over the disbelieving people, over our enemies.

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I remind myself and you, my brothers and

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sisters and elders, that this is the same

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that we worship.

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And he is our hamur Rahimin

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and he is Aziz Al Hakim

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and he is Rabbul Al Amin

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and he is

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and he is

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and he is

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The question is,

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do we trust him?

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It is

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as simple as that.

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It's not a matter of of saying it.

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I know everyone everyone with say, yes, I

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trust Allah. Sit in the front of the

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mirror. Ask yourself,

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do I trust Allah?

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And if I trust Allah, what is the

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evidence which I will show to Allah and

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say, this is proof

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that I trusted you.

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We have to show it.

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We have to show the answer, not only

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say it.

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That is the challenge

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and only that

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will be accepted.

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My brothers and sisters, we ask Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala to grant us

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His obedience in this life and Jannah and

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Yakha InshaAllah.

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We ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to forgive

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all those who have passed away. We ask

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to fill their kuhbud

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with noor. We ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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to bless them and to save them from

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the qawah from the azabah jahanam.

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We ask Allah to help us and help

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our brothers and sisters

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and especially in Palestine

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and also in Sudan and Yemen and wherever

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they are being oppressed and being murdered and

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so on.

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