Jumuah 046 Lessons From Surah Al Kahf Part 1

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In Alhamdulillah, WA salatu salam ala Ashraf al anbiya wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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My dear brothers and sisters, welcome to Yama, Yama, Yama.

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And I remind myself when you that also lies Allah Salam said that there is a side in this day

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when Allah subhanaw taala will accept any door that is slave as sin. Allah subhanaw taala in his mercy

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kept that hidden.

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And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us that side today, and to give us an overview to make the eyes which are beneficial for us. And when you make this door, always remember the oma Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the sellers I think it was

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Allah who said that do not be so stingy when you make dua for yourself that you forget your brothers. So make dua for the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Today, we will do the first of a series of for

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Allah on the lessons from Soraka. Soraka is a song that we recite on Java which is also known as a lamp. And also la Salaam called it a protection against the gel. And in the Hadith, which is

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recorded in the hobby and Hakeem Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam is reported to have said whoever recites autoconf in the same manner in which it was revealed, it will serve for him as a light on the day of judgment from where he used to live to Makkah and whoever recited the last 10 is and it happens that at the jail should appear after that the jail will not be given power over him.

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reported from a solo he sallallahu Sallam who was reported to have said anyone who memorizes 10 is from the beginning of Soraka, half will be protected from the gel. And this is in Muslim in the other Salah hin of Imam and NaVi Rahmatullah Allah and so on. And in one iteration, it says also from the end of the surah. So 10 is from the beginning, and or 10 is from the end in sha Allah is protection from the jar and of course, inshallah we all do, and we must read the surah on your mobile device.

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Now, I have has four stories. Each of them represents one kind of test. And as we know, these stories are not stories in the sense that we tell stories. These are not imaginary stories, the work yet we don't call them honey, we've got the vaca is a de Vaca to the Quran. And it is our part of our demand will vary that whatever So Allah is Allah Allah Salam told us about and whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala told us about his actual fact and that this actually happened.

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The first of these stories is a story about a test

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of faith. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from all tests, and to help us when we are tested. It is not my intention to do the fear of the IRS that I will decide before you but to look at the lessons that Allah subhanaw taala wants us to learn from these stories, so that we can begin to introspect in our lives and learn to apply these lessons before it is too late.

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Again, and again and again, I remind myself, Allah subhanaw taala is witness how many of our own muscle is from this budget? We used to have them here and Mashallah Alhamdulillah they were lovely people and today, some of them are not you.

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We didn't expect them to go and I don't think they expected to go either. You ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive them and give them the highest station agenda. And to help us to remember that one day somebody else will be standing here and saying the same thing about me and you.

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But before I go into the stories of Sora Toluca have is the beautiful story of the as Baba knows all of the surah itself. And there is a great lesson in it, which we must learn and remember to apply. Allah Nicosia, Talalay writes in his ear.

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He says the narrator debonair bass rhodiola on the chorus and another Bernal Harris, and oak bobbin, remote to the Jewish rabbis in Medina with instructions. They said to them, ask them about Mohammed Salah Allah Allah is Allah, describe him to them and tell them what he's saying. They are the people of the first book, and they have more knowledge of prophets than we do. So these two set out and they went to Medina, and they met the Jewish rabbis, and they described Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to them and they

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said to them, some of what the visa lottery Salim used to say so they decided some of the items are foreign.

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And they said to them, You are the people of the Torah and we have come to you so that you can

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Tell us about this companion of ours. The rabbi said, Ask him about three things which we will tell you to ask him. And if he answers these questions, then he is a prophet who has been sent by Allah. And if he doesn't answer them, then he's saying things which are not true. And you can do with him whatever you like.

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So first of the first of the three things they said is ask them about some young men in ancient times, and what was their story?

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Because theirs was a wonderous tale.

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Is that ask them about a man who traveled a great deal and reached the east and the west of the earth? What was his story? and ask them about our rope?

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What is it?

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If he tells you about these things, then he is a prophet and follow him. But if he doesn't tell you, then he is a man who is making up making things up. And you can deal with him as you see fit.

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Another note by return to the kurush and again, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as I mentioned to you, it is for the on us that when the name of Muhammad Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam is mentioned for the first time in a gathering that we send a lot and soleimani and if we do that again and again every time his name is mentioned Alhamdulillah but then that is not for differences Allah Allah, Allah.

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Allah is Allah Salaam said Who is the stingiest of people who does who hears my name and who does not want to send Salaam on me. So let us not be called among the stingiest of people by not sending salatu salam o Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So they came to my salon kurush along with these two another an aqua and they asked him about these three things that the Jewish rabbis had told them to ask him

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and also realize Allah Salam said, I will tell you tomorrow and he did not say insha Allah.

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He said I will tell you tomorrow but he did not say inshallah.

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Because of Allah subhanaw taala Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah sallallahu Sallam did not receive what he for 15 days after that.

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Now again, think about this. We know it is 15 days today because of why he started. But when he was in that time, he did not know whether it is why he's ever going to come back.

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And also gibril alayhis salam, and this is one of the DeLisle

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of ye motto Valeri motlow

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alumni magazine said that not only did he didn't come but Jabra Salah also did not visit Nabi sallallahu wasallam for 15 days. So it shows us that gibberella salon did not always come with a he did not always come with a Quran. He also came at other times, he came to visit me Salallahu alaihe salam, he came to tell him some other things which are not in the Quran. He came to just be in his company because they are both Rasul. They're both Rasul of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are brothers.

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But for 15 days, though he didn't come and dubray salam also didn't come. Obviously, this was something which was very hard on the heart of newbies, Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam. Also, as it happens, obviously in such cases, people started whispering. They said that is his. Rob has abandoned him, and he is not our soul and all sorts of things. were being whispered about Nabi sallallahu Sallam in Makkah. And all of this was very hard on him and he became very sad.

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Then 15 days later, gibberella salam came to him with

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I'm Jim,

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about what he had been asked.

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And

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also Allah subhanaw taala made a gentle rebuke.

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Where he said,

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for Allah, Allah Barfi will not suck. Allah. Sorry, him. ilam You mean ob ha. ha de Asafa. He said to him salatu salam ala rasulillah salam, perhaps you will kill yourself in grief. I have this grief will destroy over the fact that they do not follow you over the fact that they are turning away from you because they do not believe in this direction because they do not believe in the Quran.

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Without going into the various denial about this, we can say that Allah subhanho wa Taala is consoling is Nabi sallallahu alaihe salam and telling him that it is enough for him to

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convey the message

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and if people

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People do not believe his message and are not convinced. Instead they follow their own deviated beliefs and superstitions, then it is not for the enemy to grieve and it is not for the newbie to feel bad and sad about it. But of course this is also one of the denial of the fact that Nabi sallallahu Sallam was human.

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Because it is for one thing one last minute Allah to say do not be grieved, but it is natural for grief to be there.

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People are

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free to decide what they want to do with their lives, and they are not compelled to follow Islam.

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My brothers and sisters, I want to remind you, that we are free to choose.

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But we are also free to choose. There is the consequences of our choices. We are free to choose. And we are responsible for the consequences of our choices. And that's a very important lesson to learn that we are free to choose. But the choice is not free.

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every choice has consequences, some of them very costly, painful, and permanent

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than others. subhanaw taala tells us in the surah that this world is a place of temporary abode, adorned with transient beauty and that he made it a place of tests, not a place of settlement.

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Allah subhanaw taala said in jalna Allah Allah de Xena de la Khalid Abu Omar, Omar, San Juan Allah wa in Raja Ilona Ma, LA, sorry, Dan ju, Rosa.

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Verily, We have made that which is on Earth, as an adornment for it, in order that we may test them, as to which of them are best, indeed, Sonoma.

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And verily we shall make all that is on it on the earth, a bare dry soil will destroy everything and whatever is on the earth will go. It's transient. It's not there to stay

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as myself and ask you to ask yourself, how long are we going to take to learn this most basic of lessons,

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that one day, we have to leave this world. And whether we live in a grass hut or in a palace of gold, we will have to leave it and stand before the one who created us and to whom is our richer?

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When will we learn that on that day? What will matter is what we did, not what we had, what will matter is how we earned what we owned, not how much we own. What will matter is our assets in the world that we will enter which we have to create while we live in this world, not our assets in this world, which we will have to leave behind when we go into the next world. When will we remember that we will be rewarded in sha Allah for what we send ahead of us and questioned for what we leave behind? When will we learn to focus on building assets in the IRA and not sell the Acura for the sake of this dunya? When will the palaces of gold and silver and single pearls in the agenda become

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real for us?

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Why is investors only invest in what is real, not in fantasies of never Neverland.

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We will never invest in our era, until it becomes real to us as it was real to the Sahaba That is why they invested everything that they had. While we have trouble. Even with Zakat, we have trouble even with investing a miniscule part of what Allah has given us.

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It is the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala that he gave us wealth, health, time and resources. And then He rewards us.

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When we spend what he gave us in the first place to benefit our own selves. When we invest, we don't benefit Allah, we benefit ourselves. And yet Allah subhanaw taala rewards us what therefore do you say and we say about those who even then who even then not only don't want to spend this to benefit themselves, but actually spend it to harm themselves. Isn't it true that most people are able to commit sin because they have the money to do so.

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Yet such people consider themselves to be intelligence.

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It is about such as these that Allah subhanaw taala said follow Coronavirus bow una Luma una de as hobby sorry, fighter of obey them be him for so kollias hobby sorry, in Allah, the direction

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bonville v bellomo zero to add your own cabbie. In Surah mulk, Allah subhanaw taala said, and they will say, when they are being driven into the Hellfire, they will say Had we been listened or used our intelligence, we consider ourselves to be very cool and very smart when we were in the world. But if we were actually cool and smart, we will have we would have used that intelligence in the world. And had we been had we listened, or we used our intelligence, we would not have been among the people who are the dwellers of the hellfire. And then it would be said to them, they will come they will be zombie. They will confess their sins. There was a yes we did all this. And Allah

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subhanaw taala then says To hell with them

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away with the dwellers of the hellfire.

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So kollias habits in the lobby and I have shown up on bill very rarely those people who feared the rub when he was not when they couldn't see him the rub in the unseen lahoma Fira Tanga Joon cabbie, ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us among those who fear him when we cannot see him so that we will be among those about whom was said, Lama Farah? Well as your own cubby for them is not fair for them is forgiveness and for them is a great reward.

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My brothers and sisters investing means to let go what you have in the hope of getting what you expect.

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You only invest when what you expect is better than what you have. So let us ask how real are Jana and jahannam to me?

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I asked you go and sit in your homes quietly by yourself and just ask this one question. How real is Jana and jahannam? To me? Somebody asked me darling, and he said the agenda and jahannam even if I see it with my eyes right now, my yaqeen will not increase even by an iota because I already believe in it as if I'm seeing it.

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So, where are we?

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Ask yourself how real are the agenda and jahannam to me, let us ask ourselves, which is more important, this dunya and success in it? Or the x era and success there? This life my brothers and sisters is a test. Our wealth is a test our children are a test the power and authority that we have over others is a test. Let us ask ourselves, am I passing this test? Or am I failing in it? The beauty of this Deen of ours is that if we if we follow this then then we can have success in this dunya while building a great future for ourselves in the Acura. The problem comes only when we sacrifice the Acura for the sake of the dunia just try a simple self test. Today in Hyderabad, all

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parents who have children sitting for board exams are losing sleep. They are more importantly they are missing out on them on that most essential part of their calendar, attending the Islamic functions in our weddings. They are consumed with anxiety about their child's results in the exam. And they worry with what will happen if he or she fails.

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I asked them and many of you I know by face and name you're sitting here and I know your children I am asking you ask yourself

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reflect on how anxious you are about the board exam and compare it with how anxious you are about the fact that your child does not even know three surah of the Quran.

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And those that know three surah of the Quran cannot recite them properly because nobody taught them to do it.

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Are you anxious about that?

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You know, somebody asked, I've been narrating this story again and again. And again. I think it's a beautiful story and many of you have not heard it before. Somebody asked Hassan al basura Talalay, they said Why are you so detached from the dunya? What helps you to be so detached from the dunya there's no love of dunya in your heart. Why is this hustle and bustle he said for things that are hard to lie.

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He said the first thing is I am convinced that my result is mine and nobody can take from from what has been ordained for me.

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He said second point is that I know that nobody else is going to perform good deeds for me.

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Nobody is going to make salad for me. Nobody is going to give credit for me. Nobody is going to fast for me. Nobody's going to make lunch for me, I have to do all this myself. So I engage myself with what I have to do personally. And he said the third point.

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I am aware that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching me 24 seven, so I am ashamed to commit any sin.

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And the fourth thing, he said that I am convinced that one day I will die

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And so I prepare for that day.

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The question I asked myself when you is,

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are you convinced that you are going to die?

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Ask yourself, you don't have to answer me.

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You do not have to answer me. I'm asking you a question to ask yourself, are you convinced that one day you will die? And as the same question to myself,

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so to the parents, which is more your anxiety that your child cannot even read the Quran properly, and that Quran will go with your child in his or her grave, whereas your board exam results, even if he comes? If he gets best? Number one in the whole of the country, it will be forgotten. And if you don't think so tell me who was number one in the country, in whichever board exam your child is sitting in last year.

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You don't remember the name, nobody else remembers him. And nobody will remember the name of your child either. Even if he comes first in first. I'm not saying don't send them for education, you know me well enough to know I don't say those things.

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I'm saying you all like to talk about balance. So where does this balance? Where does this balance

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actual success comes from being skewed not from being balanced?

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You need to be skewed towards your goal. You need to be completely and totally passionately dedicated towards what you see as success. But even if we go by your definition of balance, where is the balance?

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Where is the balance?

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So this child of yours, who is your fallible? geria who is your guarantee for what will happen when you are in your cupboard?

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And who if he or she stands up in the hydrocodone supplicates for you and makes draw for you inshallah, this door will come to you. But this child if you asked him, do you know what is that God will say who she

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because you never taught them?

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No clue.

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They have no clue. This child of yours is great investment of yours does not know who is Allah

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is great investment of yours does not know who is Rasul Allah Allah Allah Allah says, this great investment of yours has no idea of keeping to the rise of Islam. This great investment of yours has no idea of following the sun now Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this great asset of yours has no differentiation between halal and haram.

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This great asset of yours has no idea what pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala and what displeases him and he couldn't care less. And this is your assets, which has the potential to do good for you. When you are gone. I

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think my brothers and sisters, because the day will come when all of these questions will come to haunt us. And that day it will be too late.

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So the test of faith that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the story that relates to that is the story of the gaff,

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Allah that has it in his autograph.

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Do you think that the people of the cave and inscription were a wonder from among our science? Remember when the young men fled for refuge to the cave and they said robina Tina, Milan kurama. Well, hi, Ilana. I mean, a marina Rashida. One of my students gave me this do I said one day, you are driving in Kruger Park. And it was

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early morning,

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very, very early morning. And he was driving I was sitting next to him. And he stopped in one place and we were looking for hippopotamus. So he told me he said, shall I give you a gift? I said please.

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He stood up. He said do this especially when you have something very difficult that you want to from Allah subhanaw taala didn't make this door. Ravana Tina Milan, Karina wa Ilana Amina Marina Rashida is Allah subhanho wa Taala changed the direction of the Sun of how the rays of the sun would come on the assembled cast because they may destroy Allah subhanaw taala protected them and Allah subhanaw taala kept them alive and He resurrected them and so on, which would make design

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and this good my ship gave to me. And this gift I give to you. Make this dry.

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Ravana Tina Milan kurama. Well, hi, Elena Amina.

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She said, Oh, our bestow on us mercy from yourself and facilitate for us our affair in the right way. Therefore, we cover up their sense of yearning, causing them to go in deep sleep in the cave for a number of years. Then we raised them up from their sleep that we might test which of the two parties was best at calculating the time period that they had carried. We know right under your mama Salalah Holly was

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Tell them their story with truth. Truly, they were young men who believed in their rub. And he and we increased them in guidance. And we made their hearts firm and strong. When they stood up and said, Our rub is the rub of the heavens and the earth.

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And never shall we call upon any ILA other than Him. And if we did, we should indeed have uttered enormity in disbelief. These are people have taken for worship Allah Gods other than Allah, why do they not bring for them a clear authority if they are actually worthy of worship, and who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah, the young man said to one another, and when you withdraw from them, and that was their worship, except Allah, then seek refuge in the cave, your rub will open away for you from his mercy, and will make easy for you your affair. And you might have seen the sun when it rose, declining to the right from the cave, and when it's set, turning away

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from them to the left, while they lay in the midst of the cave, that is one of the Ayat of Allah, He who Allah guides is rightly guided, but he who he allows to go astray for him, you will find no Valley to lead him to the right path.

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And you would have sought them awake while they were asleep. And we turned them on the right and on the left sides, and their dogs stretching forth is two four legs at the entrance of the cave.

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Had you looked at them, you would certainly have turned back in flight, and would certainly have been filled with all and fear of them. Likewise, we awaken them from their sleep that they might question when another speaker from among them said, How long have we stayed in this case, and they said, We have stayed perhaps for a day, or a part of a day. And they said, You're alone knows best how long you stayed here. So send one of you with a silver coin of yours to the town and let him find out which is good lawful food and bring some of that to you. And let him be careful and let no man no of you, five they come to know of you, they will stone you to death or turn your back turn

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you back to their religion. And in that case, you will never be successful.

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And thus we made the case known to the people that they might know that the promise of Allah subhana wa Taala is true, and that there can be no doubt about the hour. Remember when they the people of the city disputed amongst themselves about their case, they said construct a building over them. The rub knows best about them. Those who want their point and said most probably that is believers, we shall really build a palace of worship a place of worship over them. Some say that they were three the dog being the fourth among them. Some say they are five the dog being the sixth guessing at the unseen, get other say they were seven and the dog was the eighth say Obama sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam my Rob knows best the number none knows them but a few. So debate not about the number except with a clear proof which has been revealed to you. And do not consult any of them meaning the People of the Scripture about the affair of the people of the cave and never say of anything I shall do such and such tomorrow except saying if Allah wills and remember your rub when you forget and say it may be that my rock guides me on to a near away to truth than this and they stayed in their cave 300 Sol arias and add nine for Luna ears say Allah knows best how long they stayed with him is the knowledge of the unseen of the heavens and the earth, how clearly he sees and hears everything, they

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have no Wali other than Him and He makes none to share in his decision and his rule.

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Before I go into the lessons of this and we close the hotbar

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100 is always Allah Sallam he said that if you forget to say insha Allah on a particular matter and you remember that two years later, say inshallah, then

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two years later

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so saying inshallah, very important is not necessary to write inshallah, every time you are writing an email or something that is not required as long as you're saying it. Of course you write it, it's not prohibited. Of course you can do that as well. But even if you don't do that say always insha Allah and please understand, we have made the inshallah into a word which people laugh at us, for us inshallah, when we have absolutely no intention of doing something, we use insha Allah as a as a way to tell a lie. Please be where people, you're taking the name of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Now there are several lessons to be learned from this story. And Allah knows what more than maybe. The first lesson is that in the life of a person, his faith must take precedence over everything else. All decisions of life must be guided by what is good in terms of Islam, because only that will lead to success in this dunya as well as the author. The big misunderstanding and confusion in the in the minds of people. They think that Islam is for Viagra.

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This is because we don't learn we don't make the effort to learn anyone.

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With even the most most rudimentary and basic knowledge of this faith knows that this Deen is for this dunya which if lived according to the author of this Deen will make for us a brilliant accurate inshallah.

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And therefore, all decisions of life must be guided for what is good in Islam

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because only that will lead to success in the dunya and, more importantly, in the everlasting afra. My brothers and sisters, I remind myself when you that Islam is for success in both places, not one at the expense of the other.

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To sell the asset or for some fleeting benefit of the dunia is not only foolish, but a sign of the weakness or absence of faith. Because who would someone who has no faith in the Acura will make a bargain such as that our actions are the most reliable proof of our belief. So we need to constantly check our actions. Remember that even if we can't pass relatively easy tests of faith while we live, how will we pass the most difficult of tests at the time when we are dying, when shaitaan will use his entire force to take us away from Allah subhanaw taala today is playing games and we feel what will happen when he comes on for real

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shelter and uses every trick in the book to convince us and to ensure that we compromise our faith for one reason or another Soraka have remained reminds us not to do that. Allah subhanaw taala narrates the story of the young men who prefer to banish themselves from their homes and families in order to save their faith. Allah subhanaw taala strengthen their resolve such that they give Dawa to the king who was persecuting them. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala helped them to escape from his clutches, and hid them from the king, who otherwise would have tortured and killed them if you could find them a lot and then put them to sleep. So they went into a state of hibernation, where he

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preserved them as if they were in hibernation, where they were dead to the world, but alive within themselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala created a sense of fear around them, so that nobody dared to intrude upon them to disturb their sleep or to harm them in any way. Allah subhanaw taala kept them in that state for 309 years, and then he woke them up. However, their own sense of the passing of time was such that if they as if they had been in the cave for a day, or a part of a day, once again, this is a reminder for us. If 309 years can seem to be the passing of a few hours, then what about 60 years and 70 years in eight years? What are you willing to do in this short span, the

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purpose of which is to help us to adorn and beautify the much longer one. What are we? What are we prepared to prepare to do about this?

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When about the other one, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned how long that days where he said, Raja mala?

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mala ekata Whoa, whoa, la de Yeoman, Ghana MC dot o hum, Sina alpha Sana. In total marriage, he said the angels in the room sent to him in a day, the measure of which is 50,000 years, one day.

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The big question, of course, is how much do we really believe all this? The test of reality is actually the only act on that which we see as real. We see this do near as real. And so we spent all our time and energy on it, even at the expense of the athlete, whereas the Allah subhanaw taala made this dunia said about dystonia. What did he call it? Al Motta Ooh,

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figment of your imagination.

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Question is, do we really believe Allah?

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Do we believe Allah?

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Seriously ask these questions to yourself. Because this is what will spell the difference between Jana and Johanna. Man the last breath is going out of your and my

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throat

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Do we believe Allah?

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Allah, Allah Wa, really believe in him really believe in his promises or Islam a bunch of rituals for us to be done at will. Even out of that we do what we like and we leave out what we don't like. We follow some things and we leave out some other things.

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You are knifes your knifes?

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Or is Islam something that truly we believe in? And it guides all our decision making the connection of this story with getting the protection from a digital is that the first step

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About the gel that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam warned us about is a test of faith, where he will order people to worship him instead of Allah, and will show them an illusion of gentleness, which will in reality be john them and he will show them an illusion of Jannah, which will in reality be genuine.

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The story of Isobel calf, is that just a faith where those young men chose what appeared to be difficulty, which is leaving their home and so on, to protect their faith, and Allah subhanaw taala took them into his mercy.

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Now, brothers and sisters, this dunya is an illusion of Jannah, which will take those who embrace it into jahannam.

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Those who realize what it is, and use it as a possession to build their own assets in Ghana, and are not possessed by it.

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They will attain

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the dunya is meant to be owned, it is not meant for you to become its possession.

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Ask yourself,

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do you possess the dounia? Or are you a possession of the dunya?

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Imagine the fate of those who cannot resist the seduction of the lunia today, what will happen to them if they actually face the job? What will happen to us on the day, whether we face that gel in this dunya or not what will happen to us on the day when we will or which we will all face when shaytan will use all his force to turn us towards himself away from Allah.

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When we can't even resist the little temptations today, what will happen to us on the day when there will be no one to help us except Allah subhanaw taala and that Allah is the one we disobeyed and that Allah is the one we turned away from what first we have to ask for his help on that day, when there will be no one other than Him the other than Him to help us.

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And he said fanola is

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home

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to mahina

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wanna Hanwha karabo la comida que la Tomasi row

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followed

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by Rama Dini, do you saw the pain through the locker?

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Go read yet, read the translation, I will not translate for you except the last one. Allah subhanaw taala said if you have so much power, return that row, return that soul which we are extracting. Turn it back, give it back to

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my brothers and sisters. The last one for today. Another lesson from the story of a sample calf is not to engage ourselves in useless questions. How many were they and how much and how many years and where is this came.

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But instead learn valuable lessons from their story. If Allah subhanaw taala wanted us to know all of those things he would have told us.

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Another lesson is the prohibition of building structures on the graves of people, which is also clearly evident from these if

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it was the misguided people among those of the town who decided to build a structure of worship over the graves of us how will

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we know the head is unavailable? When you said to the Sahaba, he said do not pass by a picture of any living thing without obliterating it

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and do not pass by a raised grave without leveling it.

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And he curves those who make the graves of their good people of their Ambien Alia into places of worship, he cursed them. Ask yourself, Is this what you are living your life for? To get the curse of Allah Allah Allah, Allah?

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May Allah protect us from all these haram actions? Ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us a trophy to do what is pleasing to Him without fear of people and to stop people from committing sins in the name of Islam and hurting the image of Islam and the Muslims and incurring the anger of Allah. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to be pleased with you and me. ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us and ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept our gathering here and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this a source of benefit for us. And for this to weigh on our scales in our favor. On the day of judgment was a lala land I will carry while he was a big drama Try me please