Jumuah 017 Can Money Buy Happiness

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Mirza Yawar Baig

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salatu salam ala VI mursaleen Allah Allah He was happy as my, I'm about

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Allah Allah Allah, Allah will merge even for me. I was with

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him in a la llamada

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yeah you had Edina Armando sobre la casa de Lima Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa Tomas, Allah, Allah.

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Allah, Allah Muhammad Ali Muhammad, Allah tala.

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My brothers brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Today, the topic of my talk is, can money buy happiness?

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Somebody actually asked me this question. So as I said to them, I said, Yes, Yes, it can. money can buy happiness, but you should know where to get it from.

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Today, I want to show you how to buy happiness.

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You want to know how to I happen?

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To understand this, you need to understand that there are two kinds of hunger.

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There are two kinds of hunger. There's a hunger of the body, and there is a hunger of the soul.

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And both of these hungers have to be as they have to be filled.

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The Hunger of the body drives this works.

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It's the motive force behind all that happens in the world, generally speaking,

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is the reason why most people get up every morning and go to work

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is reason for all kinds of activities. economic activity, political activity, educational activity, research manufacturers service.

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All these activities are driven by the hunger of the body.

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We call it by different names. We call it ambition, we call it an entrepreneurship. We call it the drive to succeed. You also call it the rat race,

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and so on.

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This hunger of the body is driven by two things.

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The Hunger of the body is driven by two things, fear and greed,

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fear and greed.

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fear that tomorrow I will not have enough fear of imaginary disaster, fear of loss, fear of suffering, if there is no money or less money.

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It is this fear that drives some people to suicide.

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When the stock exchange dips,

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the stock exchange dipped by 10 points.

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There is somebody who takes a leap from a 20th floor window.

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But the thing is, when that person hits the pavement, is still worth a million.

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But that 10 million is not enough

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to save him from taking the ultimate step which is haram, which is suicide.

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And the bigger tragedy is that that dip of 10 million of that dip of 10 points in the stock exchange is an illusion.

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It's an illusionary loss is an illusionary loss of wealth, not actually money going out of the pocket

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is this unrealistic fear of poverty that drives people also to indulge in actions that surely destroy

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the fear is illusionary the actual destruction of the asset is real.

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For example, people deal with interests and they accept a declaration of war from Allah.

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Because they fear that they will not be able to pay for the house or have a business or so on. Unless the trick and interest based law. They don't remind themselves that it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who promised to provide

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and he does that by his power and strength and that he is not dependent on you or me or anybody to fulfill his promise.

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They forget that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned about fear being a driver.

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I say for

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men who want wah wah wah wah Co. de

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la casa, the shaida frightens you with poverty

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and orders you to commit

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to commit wrong to commit sins and He will teach because he says unless you do this will become poor.

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And Allah says whereas Allah subhanaw taala promises you forgiveness from itself and his bounds

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Question is whose promise? Do we believe? The promise of shatter? Or the promise of Allah? I'm not saying whose promise do we say the belief? Because obviously as Muslims, nobody will say I believe the promise of shatter.

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But the actual proof of belief is action, not words. We can say anything we want.

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What do our words convey? And what do our actions convey that gap? Is the issue. So what do our actions can we? Do our actions convey? That we believe the promise of shaitan? Or do our actions convey that we believe the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So the first driver of the hunger of the body is fear.

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The second driver of the hunger of the body is greed.

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What is greed?

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greed is the search for more, to own more, to have more to consume more greed for more and more possession by people who do not understand that possessions, add costs, not value.

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possessions, add costs, not value.

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Greed, which convinces you that value, as a human being your value as a human being depends on what you possess, are actually in this illusionary world, what you appear to possess, whether you actually own that thing or not, that somehow the person with a bigger house or the bigger car, or more car, or more house, branded clothing, and so on and so on, is a better human being more worthy of being respected and more worthy of being deferred to

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illusion.

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illusion. In this illusionary world, illusion is all important. Not the reality.

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Nobody even asks, in this world. Nobody even asks

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does he own that Mercedes? Or does his bank?

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Does he own that house? Or does his bank

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nobody asked this question.

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In the US when I used to live in the us one day we my brother in law and I were going somewhere and I found that the car and less gas I used to drive a

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S Class 350 Mercedes. So we were I told him I said let me go get some get some gas fill up the gas because the gas station was the opposite direction. So let me go fill up the gas and come and then we can leave here. Okay, so I drove and I went to the gas station now as as I was pumping gas

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did beat up old Chevy couples white American guy in his absolutely bashed up our car. He comes in, he parked behind the Mercedes. And then he sort of puts his hands like this. And he walks all around the car completely while I'm pumping gas. And then he comes up to me says man, must be nice to be rich. Hmm.

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So I told him, I said, you don't have to be rich to drive this car.

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He said What? I said you don't have to be rich to drive this car.

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I mean, owning a car and driving a car are two different things right?

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Mercedes and Rolls Royce and pm 700 series and so on are wasted in this country. Because those cars are meant for the pleasure of the driver.

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The way citizens contribute anyone who has the money to own a Mercedes sits in the backseat.

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Now the issue is the appearance of wealth in this world, the appearance of wealth we call high net worth individuals.

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I am a great believer in language, because language communicates what's in the heart and language changes what's the heart language expresses attitude and language changes as

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we don't have the time for me to explain all that here. But sometime when we meet in a different gathering, I will explain how that happens.

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It's not fun, nothing that the West is totally focused on language because language changes stairs the mind language changes the way you think.

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So See that? See the words used high net worth individuals. What does it mean? Somebody with more money.

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Someone who has more money.

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The words of an individual is dollar value.

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If the word of an individual is dollar value is today's news. Steve Jobs has pancreatic cancer. And they say he has six weeks to live Of course dying either. They know that nobody knows that. But they say he has six weeks to live.

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Steve Jobs alone has more money than every single one of you in this room put together.

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You think you're rich seems Steve Jobs and all your money plus 10 times more.

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And I'm sure that Steve Jobs would give all of that

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For that pancreatic cancer, the boy

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What's his choice, his choices

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to accept Allah subhanaw taala keep all those billions and go to jail.

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Nobody said you have to give it up. You don't have to give it up. And I'll tell you how you can you can get the data and your money. Money is a beautiful thing to have.

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Provided you know what to do. If you're doing stupid things,

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that that's what lights the fire.

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So somebody must take the message to Steve Jobs. I was telling someone give me an appointment, I pay for the ticket myself.

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So the appearance of wealth

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is more important in this world than actual wealth. The appearance of wealth was looked as if you're rich.

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I went to my travel agent, I said I want this ticket.

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So you give me one figure, which I looked at, I said what kind of thing is so expensive? He said Joseph a business class or a mobile American business.

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So he turned around and laughed Milligan agenda.

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I said goodbye.

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Muslim miracle the

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appearance of wealth. Whether you have it or not, doesn't matter.

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You know, the problem is all this illusion living in an illusion world deception is the name of the game. And I'm

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not using

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the word Allah tala called a deception.

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This deception is the name of the game, deceiving others, but in fact, deceiving yourself, and then allowing the self inflicted deception to draw upon itself, anxiety and stress and argon and jealousy and envy, and cardiac illness, and insomnia.

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All of these are what what are the lifestyle illnesses. So Who told you to choose that life?

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Who told you to choose that lifestyle,

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deception, which ensures that since you're only focused on more and more and comparing with others, you are condemned, not even to enjoy what you have either. See the thing of this that the irony of this

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season, the irony of this, I have a beautiful brand new Toyota Camry car, one of the best cars ever built.

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But I sit in it, and I'm looking at somebody else's Mercedes and I'm saying, Gary,

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so what you have also you can enjoy because you are focused on what somebody else has.

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That's the biggest curse in the sense of you know, that if you are focused on his business, he doesn't even let you enjoy what you have.

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So greed drives the individual to work harder and harder to accumulate more and more possessions, experience more and more sensations, to run from sensation to sensation from possession to possession, searching for happiness, but you know what? Happiness doesn't come because happiness is not there.

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But the man never gives up until he meets his energy.

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There's another aspect to greed.

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It's not simply the desire to own more, but to own more than the next person.

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So it's not about having a car as a means of transportation but as a means of turning heads.

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It's not a matter of wearing jewelry to a party, but about turning others green with envy at the size of the rocks that are hanging from your years.

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It's not about wearing a watch to tell the time it is about wearing a watch to tell the world

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who you are

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somebody who has the doesn't even have the intelligence to invest in earning assets and who has the intelligence to put money in a deep in a depreciating asset.

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But you know, is a rider to all these illusions are not free.

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The rider is that illusions are not free.

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25% of the US population and these are

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World Bank figures. 25% of the US population 110 point 8 million people owe more on their mortgages than their homes are actually worth.

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So why are they paying them off?

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So you might say well, I will stop paying my mortgage.

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You know what happens if you stop paying your money?

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illusion,

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illusion.

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And Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this race

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This race to have more than the next person Allah matara said, aloha como Taka so como la via Allah says this race, this mutual rivalry for piling about worldly things diversity leaves takes you away from Allah

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and this will end only when you go into your car

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when you go into your grave as well as ourselves and the only thing that fills the belly of the man is the mud of the cover which goes into his mouth.

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May Allah give us a sense to understand this before we actually land in that cave because that place is at a that is going to happen. We don't know who will go there first we all know that one day we all go there

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a time will come

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when you will all be sitting in his budget and there will be somebody else delivering the football and you will think to yourself that one day our buy used to

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because our by that day will be this color.

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I hope on that they will pray for forgiveness insha

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Allah subhanaw taala warned us against this destructive competition and told us what real success is in Surah

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Allah

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move on to

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the cameras

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doo ba ba ba

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ba ba Villa para de

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tuscania Allah Masha

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Allah said no, yeah, no. It's a it's a

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Allah saying no.

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That the life of this world is only play and amuse, and pomp and mutual boasting amongst yourselves and rivalry in respect of wealth and children. And this is like the it is like vegetation after rain.

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The growth of which is pleasing to the tiller to the farmer, afterward, it dries up and you see it turning yellow, then it becomes strong. But in the hereafter in the era, there is severe trauma for those who disbelief and there is forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his good pleasure for those who believe me and I include us all mangoes. And Allah says, whereas the life of this dunya is only deception.

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Allah subhanaw taala reminded us that real success is not in accumulating stuff that you have to leave behind one day anyway, or in competing with others in worldly things, but to focus on maximizing the return on investment that we make in our assets, both good and bad. And therefore we have to see how that return on investment can all be good. Because Allah Allah said, bulunan in the no

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matter.

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Everyone will taste the coolness in everything, everyone and everything which is alive will die. And only on the Day of Judgment, will you be paid in full for what you did? Some of the return on our investment of our did you get in this dunya itself, both good and bad, but the actual full payment is in the asset. And Allah says that only the one who saved from the Hellfire and entered into the agenda is the one who has succeeded.

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And then a login reminders and says the app of this dunya life of this dunya is only a deception.

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So as I told you, the hunger of the body is driven by two things, what are they? fear and greed.

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Let's look at the other hunger, the hunger of the soul. The Hunger of the soul is also driven by two things. It's driven by love, by hope.

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Allah subhanaw taala said, the soul seeks closeness to Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala said, da da da

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da da da da da da

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da da da da da

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da da da moneh yellowman karate i O.

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Allah mentioned those who stand up and get off their beds in the middle of the night

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and stand before Allah subhanaw taala between two things. What are the two things how long was summer between the fear of Allah and the hope for Islam

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I like that action so much. And Allah said, if they only knew what I have prepared for them of the reward, they would be very, very happy with me the fullness of their eyes.

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What is this hunger of the soul? And why is it there? The Hunger of the soul arises out of the reason why Allah subhanaw taala created mankind and Allah subhanho wa Taala origin sila

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na o de Domingo marriage

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in Allahu.

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Allah said we have not created the human beings and the jinn for anything other than our worship. The soul seeks to fulfill what it has been created for. And Allah said, Don't worry, we are not asking you to feed us and feed others, we feed you with our power.

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I'm not doing a Tafseer of the earth I'm doing a very quick translation.

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We go into the Tafseer of is the fact of Allah being rasakan This one has been reiterated seven times.

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The soul therefore seeks to fulfill the purpose of its own creation.

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And Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this and Allah tala talked about therefore when the soul fulfills the purpose of his creation.

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he attains peace, it attains Harmon and Allah. Allah Xena MANOVA nomorobo the karela

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musica de la

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Uber, for whom is this? Allah Dina man Oh, amen. Oh sorry, happy to Allah.

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Allah says, those who believe and those whose hearts find rest and peace in the remembrance of Allah. Verily, the remembrance of Allah

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is the place in which the hearts find peace, where is the peace of mind the peace of

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Karbala, why? Because the human being was created for the record.

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So only when you plug in to the source, can you get this. And then Allah said, for whom is this, Allah says this is for those who believe and who do good deeds

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for them is to buy to buy is a tree that Jan Allah said, for them, it's a beautiful place to find.

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Now, take these two things, the hunger of the body and the hunger of the soul.

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problem happens when we seek to fulfill the hunger of the soul by things that are meant for the hunger of the body.

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It's like looking at beautiful 3d images of a chocolate sundae when you're very hungry. What does it do to

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increase it doesn't take it away. Suzanne now even longer is what am I going to do? I'm going to look at the seven layer chocolate cake. Beautiful 3d image

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and when that is done and now more and more and more food each one more beautiful than the other 3d image completely turn around. Look at it from the front back everything. What does it do to the hunger

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increases? Can it ever can the pictures of food no matter how brilliant those are? Can they ever fill your brain?

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Then how can this jr and the chasing after it fill the hunger of the soul? The two different things

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the two completely different thing.

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And that is where

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so I always wonder you know why intelligent people don't even Yeah, and understand what they themselves say.

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You ask someone Why do you shop so much?

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This no this is terrible.

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So Allah Crusaders therapy or owning up to the fact that you are

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healthy people don't go for therapy. Have

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you ever heard of anybody who's healthy going for therapy.

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Only a sick person goes for therapy. So if you are sick, and you need therapy that therapy is in the mall.

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Jeep we don't even think we used. We just use language like parents, we just say something. We don't even know what we're saying. We don't understand what we say. So what do we do? We chase after sensation, more and more sensation bigger and bigger trailer more and more stuff higher and higher potency stranger and stranger things that you would like to do.

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And we forget one thing, and what is that?

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The viciousness of the hangover is directly proportional to the height.

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The bigger the kick you got, the more it hurts.

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No.

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Get a nice kick with a steel toed mining booth.

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You'll remember it for about a month.

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That's my assumption. Nobody ever did that.

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I did a I did a funny thing I know Google knows everything. Yes. So I did a list of celebrities suicides on boop, boop, boop, boop.

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Just type in celebrity suicides, see the names

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as to how people think information is knowledge, not knowledge.

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Not knowledge. It's what you do with information, which is knowledge.

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And you got to do a lot more than that to get to get anywhere near wisdom. Celebrity suicides, look at the names. What is suicide? Suicide is the ultimate expression of complete and total despair.

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Total, absolute bottom of the pit of depression and suicide. That's right.

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There's no reason for suicide, you can't say was this suicide?

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total and complete despair?

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And who is doing that suicide? Somebody who's a global Celebrity Big enough to make it to grow?

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big enough to make it to cool?

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Can you read Why? They got all the money in the world. They got people chasing them.

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They got all the fame in the world. You type their name, you get 50 pages on Google. And the person blows their brains out? Or they take a dive or whatever.

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Did you think about that? He didn't say well, how come this person has all this money and all this fame and whatever, whatever, whatever. And it did not give them happiness, and I am chasing on the same path.

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I am going on the same path. How am I going to get this happiness? when that person could not get it on the same path? Obviously, this road does not lead to happiness. Why don't we think?

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Why don't we think

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we're supposed to intelligence? Or at least we think

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so why don't we demonstrate it for ourselves? So that somebody other than my mother will believe it? I mean, you know, your mother's will believe most of the world.

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So why does happen in Wigan to find happiness, you chase behind happiness by accumulating worldly possessions. Why? Because you know, there is a rule.

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And the rule is,

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the rule is that to find something, there are two conditions. One condition is that thing must actually exist.

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And the second consistent condition is, it must exists where you are searching for it. Supposing I tell you, in this room, please find an elephant.

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Can you find an elephant in the room? No.

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Elephants exist. I mean, do you doubt the fact that elephants exist?

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No, but they don't exist here. There's no elephant in this room, until you find an elephant in this room.

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So a thing must exist. And it must exist in the place you are looking for it to conditions does happiness exist? Of course.

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Of course happiness exists. But is it in the shopping mall?

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Is it in all the stuff that you are chasing in life? So you got to go look for it where it exists and happiness exists in two places. One I told you already.

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Hello, happiness exists when you're standing before you're up in the night. And you are reciting to him his column. And you are aware in your heart in your mind there is a sense and awareness to know that he is there and he is this.

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And then when you go and make sure your body is on the on the earth and your soul is before us. Because his hubby Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said that when the when the slave makes such that he makes such that before

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that connection is that happiness.

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Happiness is another place.

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Happiness is at the hearts of others.

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You know, there are these fairy tales. And I'm sure you must have read that invincible heroes, and usually some evil person, great guy who can never be cured. He can't be killed anyway. Because its soul actually is in a board which is the cage. So there's this whole story of bird in the cage. This pirate is in his middle of his castle.

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And there's this guy who's doing all kinds of stuff and he's the hero of the heroes trying to fight them and they can't fight it and he feels he can't they can't kill him. until suddenly one day somebody discovers you know what the soul is not here his soul is in that parrot to go kill a parrot he dies and somebody goes and kills the fire and this man drops dead. You must have watched this video right? So while it may

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The human imagination is such that even in a fairy tale which we are writing we are creating, we do not give ourselves embodied immortality.

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Even in a fairy tale, you must know that Buddha says that you gotta know.

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So handler when we'll be learning.

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So where is our happiness, our happiness is not in ourselves. Our happiness is in the hearts of others.

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Our happiness is in wiping away the tears of

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our happiness is in the wiping away the tears of fear and pain, in the kindling of hope in the hearts that are sunk in despair, in putting back the smiles on the faces of the orphans, and the widows and the men left alone,

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who believe that there is no one in the world to support them. happiness lies in going and standing next to that person who's being oppressed, so that the oppressor knows that oppression is neither cheap nor easy.

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Happiness is paying for the education of people whose only hope in the world is to open that door. Happiness is in feeding the poor and in tending to the sick. Happiness is in all of these things in extending your hand to lift somebody who has fallen so that he may stand up and walk again.

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None of those things are inside ourselves. They're all inside the people of the world. And that is where our happiness lives. You want to find happiness, go look for it in the right place.

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You want to find happiness, go look for it in the right place. Otherwise, like looking for an elephant in this room, you are condemned to failure. never find it until you want to

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look for it where it exists. And that is why

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the Hadees of Mohammed Rasulullah

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sallallahu Sallam he did spend on others Allah Allah says

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he's Allah said spend on others so I can spend on you.

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spend on others, so that I can spend on you.

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You go to tend to a sick person in the night and 70,000 angels will pray for your forgiveness until next Monday. And he said go to 10 to a sick person in the morning and 70,000 angels will pray for your forgiveness till the night. So our life we understand the meaning realize the meanings of the TARDIS tending to one sick person should be sufficient for the whole of our life.

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With 70,000 angels twice what something right

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so holla I'm reminded of what Elon said where he said the peak of a man is to speak fearlessly before the Titans fear no one other than Allah.

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I'm reminded of the hadith of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam where he said if you fear poverty, give sadaqa

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if you have if you are poor, if you are in poverty or poverty gives other strange sounding advisor, you already don't have money. And I'm saying give what you have what you have. So I'm already poor man. I mean, you know, give me a break. I need to take

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what you're saying no, don't take you want to have more give what you have strange advice. Until you think about the principles of agriculture.

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You know, what are the principles agriculture,

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forestry, and agricultural examples.

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What is the principle?

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The principle agriculture, I'm going to make it very simple. Number one, what you have in your hand is the harvest.

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What you what leaves your hand and goes into the ground is your seed.

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If you keep what is in your hand, then you will only have what you have and that will decrease as you consume it rapidly.

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If what you have you let go and plant into the ground you will get a harvest which will obviously be far more than what you could have held in your hand and you will eat and the world will eat with the

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simple principle of agriculture

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and what is available in the Quran.

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Allah said, Masha Allah Allah

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Allah Hafiz me de la casa Sally have bought a number that savasana Fie Buddhism, Buddha taught me how to have one law.

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One law was

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the likeness. The similarity of the one who spends his wealth in the path of Allah is like the one who plants one grain of corn.

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That grain grows, and the plant has seven years of con savuti. Each one of them has 100 threads. So you planted one and he got back how much 700 times.

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And then this is the column of the king. This is the caliber of Alma de

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la ilaha illa RC.

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So after he has done the counting for us, for people who cannot understand unless we count, he adds his piece and what is this piece? voila, who you are vie for the maiya Shah. And this is Allah will increase whatever he wants according to His grace and majesty. Allah is not bound by the 700 and whatnot and whatnot. So Allah, Allah says is for you to understand you got small minds and as we count, you don't understand. So we can't tell you anyone that count one is to 700

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we're not talking percentages here. One is to 700 Forget all that counting Allah.

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Allah will give in keeping with his majesty and grace, when the king gives it doesn't come.

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When the king gives, it doesn't count tala.

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Who is the king,

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the true king, Allah subhanho wa Taala de la la manipal. La Isla de Whoa, Robin, sorry.

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My brothers sisters, remember

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that if you want to hold, your hands have to be empty, because only an empty hand controlled

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experiment who had now lost both your hands and fists and tried to hold something.

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The closed hand can't hold and

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it's only the empty hand which can also let go, let go give

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give.

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Because one day, it will be taken from you anyway.

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The choice is, do you want to plant that seed

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and get a harvest or one day that seed will be taken from you anyway, you have no choice for that matter. One day it goes, No matter how much was given to COVID to understand and see without what and take lessons from what our own eyes have seen.

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Like give us a trophy.

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So soon as something leaves your hand, the sooner something will leave the heavens to find you.

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So that you become the conduit by which Allah subhana wa bounty goes to his lives.

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And you know what? You decide to block that you decide to hold the bounty of Allah and what Allah gives to the slaves does not change. It just finds another route.

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It just finds another route. Allah will bypass you and use somebody else.

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What has to go to the slave of Allah will go to the slaves of Allah, the choice we have with Allah use me or somebody else, our choice.

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If you want to learn to use you make sure the pipe is unblocked, make sure the pipe does not get blocked.

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remain the pipe the pipe through which water flows is always wet, always wet but you blocked the pipe not only will the water stop, but the pipe will get dry

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our choice so my question to myself and my brothers and sisters is which is better fear and greed

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or love and

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think about faces so Monica Madame de soleil

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before we get up for soon and so on, I wish to withdraw and ask you to make God for three of our lovely brothers

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alumni was not well and we probably would not well he is an ospital and he has had a angioplasty inshallah he's whether he's in Brazil is his hospital

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gives him Shiva, Camila Allah give him a complete implant and quick you're an enema is not well and we asked Allah subhanaw taala to relieve his pain and to bring him back on his feet as quickly as as quickly as possible because what Allah subhanaw taala everything is possible. So we say as quickly as possible the witches in the morning tomorrow.

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And then we let go also for the father hardy by the father of Professor movie, who's also not well, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give him complete Shiva and to give him the best of health and to cure the illnesses of all these three

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are lovely brothers and May Allah subhanaw taala give help to their families and melasma to make things easy for them. So Monica Lama, Masha Allah, Allah, Allah