Jumuah 073 Four Elements Of Brand Muslim Part 3

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In Alhamdulillah, WA salatu wa salam O Allah Ashraf al anbiya wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela.

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My dear brothers and sisters, we continue with the series of lectures on what is our brand

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and today we are on the third element of our brand.

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And the third element of our brand is that we are one nation.

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Allah subhanaw taala mentioned our nature as a people and the basis on which we are called one people whom muslimah and he said gela Allah in the Hebrew moto como Matan. wahida onera bukom barbudan in Surah, Colombia, which means truly this oma of yours is one single and united oma

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Martin wahida. And I am your rubber, therefore, worship only me.

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And he jelajah Allah who warned us against infighting. And he said, Well, it will law how arasu Allahu wa Tana? So first of Shalu matahari hokum was the Bureau in the law ha marsabit. In which means, in Surah, to unfurl Allah subhanaw taala said and obey Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger salallahu alayhi wasallam and do not dispute with one another do not dispute with one another.

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Lest you lose courage and your strength departs does have a rebuke of literally means that you're just a bully.

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Have an equal V, that's the actual translation of your your your your your your, however not Arabic, haha means desires. This however, means strength and power in a force departs goes away. So Allah subhanaw taala said, lest you lose courage and your strength departs. Why because of infighting and have sobor surely Allah subhanho wa Taala is with those who are a sabi rune.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala Jalla Jalla Allah who warned us against creating divisions amongst ourselves. And he said in the famous Ayatollah Iran, which most of us know what Allah subhanaw taala said, Why does the movie have Leela? He Jamia wala po was the Koran amatola he Aleykum is toma de la Vina Paulo v Kong vas baton Burnett II wanna work tomada shaeffer hora de meenan

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fun cada comin ha, gallica Yuma you know La la la comida de la la

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la la Clara Allah subhanaw taala said and hold fast. Why does the movie habla de la hegemon? Allah subhanaw taala said hold fast to all of you together jammy on to the rope of Allah.

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Why does the movie how vanilla, Allah subhanaw taala specifically mentioned the term rope, the rope of Allah and do what and he said, why not? And do not create divisions amongst yourselves. We are talking about numata and wahida. You're not talking about a collection of many small pieces. We are talking about one united and one union, United identity, one unity and Allison and holdfast all of you together to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not be divided amongst yourselves. And remember Allah has favor on you, for you are enemies to one another. But he joined your hearts together.

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So that by His grace, you became brothers in the Islamic faith, and you are on the brink of a pit of fire and he saved you from it. Thus Allah subhanho wa Taala makes his ayat clear to you that you may be guided.

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See the way Allah subhanaw taala is saying three critical things in this ayah one, hold fast to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not create divisions amongst yourselves. Number two, Allah subhanaw taala called then he said that you were actually enemies and if you read the history, we read the Syrah, we read the history of the Arabs, they were enemies, they were mortal enemies to one another. And Allah subhanaw taala said but Allah subhanaw taala niyama on you was that he joined hearts together. And then Allah subhanaw taala said what is the outcome of being divided? He said it was as if you were on the brink of a bit of fire.

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And you would have fallen into that. While I swear. Today, if we think about the state of the zouma, we are like we are in the fire. Now, we are not in the brink anymore, we are inside the fire. May Allah save us.

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My brothers and sisters, who needs a rope,

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who needs a rope, two kinds of people, somebody who's in a pit, and cannot get out by himself. So you need someone from the top to lower a rope. So you can grab onto the rope with both hands and knees pulled out. Or somebody who is drowning in the sea or in the river or a lake or in a whale or somewhere he is drowning. And the only way of being saved from drowning is if somebody throws in a rope, and he grabs it with both hands,

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who needs a rope, someone who's inside a pit and needs to come out, or someone who's drowning and needs to come out.

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My brothers and sisters, if you don't grab that rope with both hands, what will happen?

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One, the hole will break. And when the hole breaks, your situation will become worse than it was because maybe your hole breaks halfway up the up the wall of the pit. And now you fall down. And maybe your leg wasn't broken. Now your leg is also broken.

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So your situation actually becomes worse. If you don't hold the rope if you don't grab it with both hands. And there is a chance that if you don't grab a dangling rope, then the rope might tangle itself around your neck and you get hang by it.

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May Allah save us from this. Allah subhanaw taala described us as people who love one another and are one brotherhood for one reason only. And that reason is that we worship Allah alone, that we worship Allah alone. Just think about his grandmother's sisters, the single most important act in the history of Islam. The single most important act in the history of Islam was the hijra from which this calendar starts. Why was it important, not because of the journey alone. But because of why that journey was made, and what happened as a result of it. The journey was made in order to create a nation based on one idea that all those who worship Allah, one brotherhood, that idea was so

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inspiring, and so amazingly brilliant, that the light of its potential benefit enabled people steeped in tribalism, racial discrimination, communalism and mutual hatred and enmity to become blind to all those divisions and to embrace the idea of one faith based nation homebirth and wahida

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when they came together, and that was not without its difficulties by any means. Allah subhanaw taala opened the doors of greatness and gave them control of their worlds. Allah subhanho wa Taala. And

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he mentioned the whole issue of brotherhood, and he mentioned the whole issue of how this brotherhood can be maintained and should be maintained. My shirt used to say Serato harass you must make it further upon yourself to memorize it, because it is a surah which gives you a complete framework and a map of how to live this life.

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It's not a it's not a long answer either.

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Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Allah we love him and I say Tony Raji

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if at any minute meanie Nakata lova silly obey now Houma for Baba Ada Omar Allah la hora que la TW de la Marina

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for

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fastly Habana Houma la wako sito in LA hi you're a bull moose eating in Mino nigh on Vasily Robaina kawaii con what taco law what taco La la la Come

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on.

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go No. Minimum Voila.

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gonna mean one will tell me Oh, Vasa comb. Wha Babu will

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be sadly small for so Koba De Lima on my Lumia tavola Nika homos la limo. Yeah.

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Danny mo Ghazi Romina, one in Dawson ism. Whatever.

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Just says Who

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are you? Hey boo, boo boo my cola hamasaki my eaten curry tomo what taco la in la de la barra him. Yeah, you wanna

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holla Kona comin

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combs yo acaba de la dee da fu in kurama como de la jolla. Comb in LA Holleyman Hubby, Allah subhanaw taala said,

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and if two parties or groups among the believers for to fighting between themselves, make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, meaning after the pieces made, if there are any gun that did very well, then fight all of you against the one that rebels until it complies with the command of Allah. Then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly and be fair and equitable. Allah subhanaw taala Verily, Allah loves those who are equitable.

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The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy, or you believe Let not a group scoff at another group. It may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor let some women scoff at other women. It may be that the latter are better than the former. Do not defame one another. Don't insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it to insult one's brother after having faith to call your Muslim brother by bad names?

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And whosoever does not repent, then such indeed are the Soliman or you who believe avoid suspicion. Indeed, some suspicions are sins and do not spy on one another and do not back by do not do Riba on one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it. So hate backbiting and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the one who accepts repentance, and he is most merciful. All Mankind, we have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another, which are not for discrimination, so that you will recognize one another, so that you may know one another. Verily, in Accra, commingle a car can vary the most

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honorable among you in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who has the most taqwa. Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala is all knowing and all the way

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in a hadith collected in Musa Ahmed

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aku Baba and Amira the Allahu is reported to have said, I met the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I began speaking, taking his hand in my hand. And I said to him, Well, messenger of Allah, tell me about virtuous deeds. Tell me about good deeds. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he said three things. Listen carefully. He said, Oh, comma, reconcile, whoever cuts you off.

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reconcile, whoever cuts you off. If someone cuts you off, you go to him. You start the dialogue.

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In our upside down world, this sounds as if it is upside down.

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But the world is upside down

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and gave you three advisors three pieces of advice. One, reconcile whoever cuts you off. Number two, give to whoever deprives you.

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Right? You already somebody deprived you give it to give him more give to whoever deprives you and ignore whoever wrongs you don't take revenge. ignore it.

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Ignore whoever wronged you. My brothers and sisters on the Syrah. We have the famous incident at the time and also ally Salallahu alaihe Salam senda Sahaba who are either

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immediately after Vasco de la Rasulullah, Salah Salem and the Sahaba started taking off their armor and jewellery Salam came and he said jasola How can you take off your armor when we have not taken off our armor? Allah has not commanded us to take off our armor. How can you take off your armor? As soon as Allah Salim said What does Allah subhanaw taala wish? He said Allah subhanaw taala wishes you to go and lay siege to the fortresses of Baraka because they have rebelled, and they have reneged on the covenant that was made with Allah

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And there's a lesson so as soon as Allah Allah immediately told us Abba put on your armor back and he said go to manohara and it was passed over already he said pray answer in bonagura

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Listen carefully. This is a Hong Kong masala he sang Osama what is a pray answer in Brno kurata. Now this I have a left blucora distance from Medina. On the way it was time for salata Lhasa

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and it looked as if the time was going to go away. So the Sahaba made Matura some of them said that the Salah must be great at its correct times. This is the hug of of Allah and it is also the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salah, so therefore they said Let us pray Salatu Lhasa, some other Sahaba said Hassan Hassan knew that this is going to happen, but he gave the instruction he gave the order pray salado Nasser in Bartow Florida. So we will not pray here we will pray there because we do not disobey the messenger Salah Salem because to deliberately disobeyed or sola sola Salah discover

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is COVID so he said we do not disobey the masala he said to pray there we pray there whether it is time for us or baba whatever. When we reach there we will pray with Allah we pray the other or we pray Allah as the case might be. So there was two completely different opinions on a matter of a matter of both a Valera while Akira

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so do not imagine that there were no differences between the SAT there were many differences between those about see what they did. So what happened? Some of them they said no, this is our history. We have to pray here they prayed there. Others said No, we are not going to pray here we go pray that they continued it was time of us are finished. at time of marriage there is there they prayed Isola when they met de la Salaam they put the matter to him and they said jasola this was the issue. And this is what we decided who amongst us was right and who was wrong. That means Allah Sallam said both of you are right. Both these two had was correct both of the DeLisle were fine both of you are

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right. key thing to note, at no point in time before, during or after. did one group call the other group you have no Eman, you have no faith, you have no this you have know that you are likewise weak you are what nobody, they never open their mouth. They never criticize the other group for the decision that they had made, even though that decision was something which was so important. And so I am indeed it's not a decision of you know, whether you're doing either of these original decision of obeying the Navy or not obeying the Navy. A decision of whether the Salah should be prayed at its correct time or whether the Salah should be prayed after its time, deliberately not because you

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missed it. You deliberately choosing to pray the Salah after its time. You know, and I know if you deliberately do that without shaarei reasons, your Salah is not valid. You have Mr. Salah that Salah is not valid if you deliberately did not pray to you what you had the opportunity to pray it within its time and you chose not to pray that Salah is not valid, even if you pray it a million times.

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But the Sahaba took that decision. And the reason I said that decision is correct. And that does not mean therefore that you and I can pray outside our time please understand this that decision was for that specific time for that specific instance only. If we deliberately decide like my maritime, you know, people go shopping and there's a naval garbage company.

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They do the shopping is important. So we finished shopping, then we'll go home and pray.

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All of this is not valid. Please understand that. The point I mentioned the reason I mentioned this particular thing was that neither group criticize the other or cast aspersions on the man or duck or dedication or obedience to the orders of restaurant. My brothers and sisters, if we want to build a room, we have to learn to love one another, warts and all. Remember, you can only sell to friends and friends those we love and who love us. Everyone has both virtues and faults. But remember that we only see what we want to see.

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And from and I'm sure it's happened to many of us. There was somebody that we really liked very much. And as far as we were concerned during that period of liking, that person could never do anything wrong.

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Whatever that person did wrong, we always had an excuse excuse for that person. Or maybe this maybe that maybe that and we forgive. And then May Allah forgive us for some reason, whatever it is. Now we don't like that person anymore. Something happened and we got offended. Now what happens? Now we find that this person who was a bundle of virtues, is suddenly a bundle of faults. And there is not one single mitigating virtue in that human being. And if we had our way we would not only put him in the Hellfire we would sit there and watch while he roasted in Russia.

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The reality is that even when you love the person, he still had the force. And even now when you don't like the person who still has the virtues, they didn't disappear. They're still there, except that we see what we want to see. I don't know how many of you have read the Sherlock Holmes novels.

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The detective Sherlock Holmes

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blank. nobody reads anymore.

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So those of you who read Sherlock Holmes, you remember Dr. Watson, who's his sidekick? You know, he's always very amazed. He said, How did you miss the home? How did you see that clue? And what's Sherlock Holmes famous statement? He said, I saw it because I was looking for it

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might be destructive ability. He was looking for a particular thing. And he saw it and he said, Man, I saw it because I was looking for it. Believe me, my brothers and sisters, if you look for faults, you will find faults.

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And if you look for good things, you will find good things. Whenever somebody criticizes, criticizes me, and there are plenty Alhamdulillah.

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I tell them one thing, I tell them, you know, you're wrong. So they think I'm saying you're wrong and criticize No, no, you're wrong, because you don't even know how much there is.

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Right? You think this is all there is? Plenty more. I'm not gonna, I'm certainly not gonna tell you.

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But the point is that you are wrong, right? So dig some more no problem. Please, let us learn to forgive. Let us learn to open our hearts don't have the little peanut sized hearts, that open the heart. Good for that. Also,

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if you really want to help people to change, we first need to become accepted by them, we need to become their friends, only then will they accept what we say especially if it is something that is likely to be critical. Tao is about winning hearts, not arguments. I have done a whole football on this. I have written a book on this. There is a whole one and a half hour video on this please see those things in detail. Tao is about winning hearts. Just yesterday, I have had several emails from Australia, from Melbourne and Sydney, about a gentleman who's there, in the name of argument in the name of debate, and the havoc that he's causing in Australia, by insulting people by speaking to

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them in a derogatory manner and so on and so forth. All in the name of Dawa of Islam. And now that gentleman of course is from here. And he will get onto his right and he will fly back. And the poor Australian Muslims will be left holding the camp in a country which is already hostile to Muslims. This is the best thing you can do. Go and light some more fire so that those Muslims can burn some more in Allah when somebody somewhere has to stop this nonsense that Islam is not insulting people. Get this out of your heads.

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Nobody did that. Then Allah Allah Allah didn't do it. None of the Sahaba did none of the tambourine Tabata in ima no one did it. They did not insult people.

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We have no right to insult people. And if we think that you look very smart and cute, by insulting somebody, and by destroying them onstage and so on and so forth. You do not you look like an idiot. You look like somebody with no manners. You look like within quotes, the normal iconic model of a Muslim. May Allah forgive us May Allah forgive us. May Allah protect us. We have destroyed the image of this Deen. I was speaking in Malaysia and I said to people, I said that the reason people insert Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is because they are looking at me. They have not seen Mohamed Salah Salah if they saw Mohamed Salah Salem, they would have fallen in love with him, but they are

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seeing me therefore they say well, he must be like you.

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So therefore they insulted

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the reason why people insert Mohamed Salah Salem, we are the cause we are the cause.

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Please make our stop these things. If the if something happened, God advise the people tell them if you want to learn how to do that. Look at the life of Rasulullah Salah

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because no one can do that are better than the number of Allah

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do what he did, don't change the method because you will destroy yourself and you will create problems for everybody.

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And that's exactly what is happening. Just Australia. I've gotten emails, several emails from people in Sydney from people in in Melbourne, where this where these debates happen. And they are they're writing to me because they first of all they know me secondly, they say this guy's from your country.

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In Russia.

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My brothers and sisters, please understand, because if you win the argument, you lose the person. And if you lose the argument you have lost anyway.

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If we want people to change, we have to make friends with them. Then think of what will convince them how to present our point of view. Then work on them gradually and gently in the now and in the night. stand before Allah subhanaw taala and cry for guidance for that individual.

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If you are not ready to do that, and believe me, no change will happen.

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To love. We first have to learn to forgive.

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Let us remember that we need the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala and he forgives those who forgive others. How many times how many of us are

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Locked in never ending disputes with our brothers and sisters and parents and relatives and friends to such an extent that we have even forgotten what the original point of difference was.

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And all that we remember is that we are against one so

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I want you to do one thing as you're sitting here, think of one person with whom you are in dispute. Think of one person you don't like. Think right now, everybody you thought now immediately after john, don't do it now, immediately after Juma go meet them or phone them and tell them I am sorry Please forgive me or if they did something to say I have forgiven you. If you have filed a suit against your brother or sister or mother or father or cousin or whatever, call the lawyer say withdraw the suit I don't want this thing. Let them have the land let them have whatever it is I want from Allah a palace in the agenda. Because Allah said he will give me

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Are you ready to do this? Yes or no? Otherwise there's no point in me standing and talking here if you are not going to take action, there is no sense in my talking I am not interested in talking

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with you all do this. Forgive people inshallah and after Juma phone and do it take actual action will go to garnish Allah insha Allah May Allah give you strength, may Allah use that Amal of yours as the means of accepting a DA when nothing other than the help of Allah can help you inshallah.

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Right.

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My brothers and sisters,

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I asked myself, What is the distinguishing feature of an oma? How do we differentiate an oma from any other grouping of people? And in particular, how do we differentiate the Muslim Ummah, the oma and wahida the uma about which Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said, this is like one body, if the head pains the whole body feels the pain, and in that one had these I got the answer. The distinguishing feature of the Muslim woman is not that they gather in one place on a given day.

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That's not the distinguishing feature. So do 1000s of people who go to the company Li in Banaras 1000s of them go to Disney World with one purpose, to enjoy the play, enjoy what the place has to offer 1000s go to Tirupati 1000 go to sabarimala 1000s go everywhere.

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Many people travel on a bus or a plane with the aim of reaching the same destination. A bunch of people together with the same aim is not a human.

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That does not make Duma. What distinguishes the Muslim Ummah, from any other gathering or grouping of human beings is not their number, nor their location, nor their purpose. It is the ability to feel the pain of each other. It is the concern for one another that is the distinguishing feature of the oma and what makes it an oma, but do we have this concern? Do we feel each other's pain, the ability to feel pain is the last sign of life, which when it leaves the body, the person is pronounced it that is what the doctors test for when they have to ascertain if a person is actually dead. They don't look for the ability to feel pleasure, or to think or to act, or to move or to

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smile or to laugh. They don't look for any of those things. They look for the ability to feel pain, and when that is gone, the person is not alive anymore. So the ability to feel pain is also the last and most definite sign of life itself. That is the meaning of the health when there is a loss and specifically mentioned pain, and the ability to share it, to be affected by it and to act to alleviate it as the sign that this oma is indeed one nation.

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When the heart stops feeling the pain of the brother, the heart is dead. Let's ask ourselves, if you are truly concerned about what happens to other Muslims, let us look for proof to support our answer. Let us give get the evidence together that we will need to produce before Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, when we will be asked what we were doing when the enemies of Islam attacked Islam and the Muslims. What did we do to help those who are affected directly by these things? What was the change in our own lives in our spending in our data to show that we were concerned about what was happening to our brothers and sisters? Did we increase our spending in the

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path of Allah? Or did we increase our spending in the path of shaitan and our enough's

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do our seven day weddings become at least three devotees?

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Somebody showed me one card now which has a new every time I anytime I think I know everything that Alice shown showed me something which I don't know.

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There's one day there is a party call Melinda making.

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I'd never heard of this. So I sent her where is the part where's the card for Melissa eating?

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This should be logical if you're making money that what you do with it not rub it on your face.

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So money that making there must be something on Monday that eating right so that seven day wedding I suggest you make it into an eight day wedding. So when you go before

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Allah subhanaw taala there's enough evidence for you in sha Allah. Allah Allah when Allah Allah

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in a world where people women in this city are prostituting themselves because nobody will marry them. And because they have no money

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and you have a seven day wedding, for your son or daughter and you think that this is going to put higher in their lives, you are writing their their fate. When you do this, you are writing the fate of that wedding that marriage when you do this

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boycott such weddings don't go even if it is your own brother or sister do not go and don't say have a stomachache say I am not going because you are creating a place to invite the anger of Allah. I do not want to be there. When the Malaika stand there making notes of who is who has come I don't want my name in that list. Say it and don't go

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do not go. If you are so addicted to biryani come to my house I'll feed you

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about a paradise that you were much better with no.

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Seriously, seriously seriously Have some shame. Have some shame. How will you face Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam?

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How will you face Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Have some shame. Or people have some shame Allah gave you well for this.

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To buy firewood to to light the fire to burn yourself.

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Have some shame, the water level. Now name is Ella Some said feel each other's pain. This is the evidence we want to produce before we start

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in the delay module.

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My brother and sisters asked yourself

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when you saw what was happening to the brothers and sisters? Did we increase our spending in the path of Allah? Did we start praying? Or did we cry before Allah for itself? Did we write or talk or take action to help those who are affected by the atrocities? Did we lose any sleep over these things? Or did we go about our lives as if nothing was happening? Or even worse? Did we think of various ways of defending the oppressors and finding fault with the oppressed? I don't want to end on that note too depressing. So let's look at what to do to recreate this oma the omoton vida. Yes, inshallah. So let me tell you is, first of all, let us look whether it is even necessary. Do you

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think it is necessary to have one oma? What do you think? Yes or no? Yes, in sha Allah, May Allah give us new May Allah make it possible for us, our brothers and sisters, then here's what we should do four things. Number one, look at ourselves first, first and foremost, look at ourselves and say, Look at our own faults, don't look at the faults of others, because well I Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us General jahannam not based on what somebody else did, but based on what we did. And Allah subhanaw taala has not outsource the decision making for Jana and Jana, to anybody, he will decide. And therefore, let us look at ourselves only when we are

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completely convinced that we are fault free, then let us look at the faults of somebody else. I don't think that day is going to come so let us continue to look at our own faults and try to correct them to the best of our ability. It was not the way of the Sahaba to criticize one another publicly and they are our role models. So don't criticize anybody no matter who tells you what there are people who stand in positions of authority today and they criticize people they criticize other Muslims they cause them they pronounce takfeer on them and they say this is a Kaffir This is a bushing please understand no one has a right to call anyone else coffee you can say this action of

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yours or this word of yours is covered. But you cannot say you are a coffee you can say of course if you see a person for example making a such a cover, even if you see him making a sacado cover you cannot say you are a machine even if you see making a such that to an idol you cannot say you are a mushrik you can only say that action is an action of Shrek please do not do that.

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We have no right to make pronouncements on people please understand is very clearly this is one of the biggest return. We have got all these shooting from the hip mostly is we don't understand the dean and go around creating divisions in Houma. They will answer to Allah subhanaw taala. So look at ourselves. Number two, let us learn to forgive one another.

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forgive one another. We have got egos the sizes of mountains, puncture that ego is full of hot air puncture the balloon, it will come down to its normal size, right get out of this hot air. We know the famous story of Saudi Arabia Castro Delano. When Abdullah bin Omar Delano went to him and you know the story where he came into the budget three times and said a man is going to come and he's from the people of Ghana. And this happened three times and Abdullah bin Omar decided to go and see who this what what was it that he was doing. He went and asked to stay with him Sally Delano agreed and Abdullah bin Omar Delano stayed with him for three days he did not see anything special, normal

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mama

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of the Saba whatever they used to do. So at the end of three days, he said, This is what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said about you tell me teach me what is it special that you do? Because I could not see anything special. He said, maybe it is that I do not sleep with any debts. He said, What is the meaning of debts, he said, I do not sleep until I have forgiven everybody. And until I have asked forgiveness from anyone who I may have wronged.

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He said every night before I go to sleep, I ensure that if I have wronged somebody, I go and ask for forgiveness. And if somebody has wronged me, I forgive them. Before that I don't go to sleep. And Allah subhanaw taala gave him the bizarre agenda for this action. So let us learn to forgive one another. Don't worry about other person, think about yourself. You want to go forgive the person you want to go apologize? Don't worry about it. If you apologize, the person says Oh, yeah, so now you are saying you're wrong all the time. And you

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know, say what do you want? I have apologized to you. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen? Believe me, apology takes away the wind from the sails. After you apologize, how long is it going to cost you?

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What are you going to do? If you will let him cause you are under law long leave the slander as they give honest.

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Right? Let me ask you in all these all these the sons of minor, this is a claim to love me very much. But let me ask him, give me one deed of yours for free.

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Not one will give it not one will give it but the slander that gives it every day, he gives it free.

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So you should love this lander, Henry law.

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Number three, let us learn to communicate. If we are genuinely interested in influencing someone, we have to be concerned about how to do that, we will explore ways to influence them see what will touch their heart. If one method does not work, use another method until we succeed, we must realize that communication is not the art of telling. But the art of being believed. Today we think communication is to take a statement, like a rock and throw it at somebody's head. And as far as I'm concerned, my job is over.

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In a real life scenario, there's no communication. I don't know what it is. I don't think there's a word for it. Right? So let us learn to communicate. And last one, let us improve our clock. Just to give you a self test. How many of us know the name of our neighbor who comes to the masjid and prays next to us every day? How many of you sitting here? How many of you know the name, the name of the person who's standing who's sitting next to you? I know both of these are under law. mercifully, only these two sit next to me. If I was standing somewhere else, I also wouldn't know the name but simply see since the underlying This matches we have got people who are very regular Muslims either

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every single day or hamdulillah. But ask yourself do you know the name of that person who comes and sprays next to you every Juma? Do you know the name of the person in your matches of the Mahalla where you pray? Do you know the name of the person who prays next to you?

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So now do this. Turn to your right and ask the name of a name of your neighbor. Do it now.

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Meet your neighbor as the name says hello America

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as I said if you don't take action there's no point in talking do it right now.

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is you know can be done right. So make this habit please meet people meet people meet people say salam alaikum Salam is dar Salaam salaam aleikum spsp annual salam alayka the elders must do this to the youngsters first because it is the job of the elders to give Dawa.

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So say Salaam Alaikum meet people say Samadhi

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sudo Salah Salah ordered us to spread the salon is great hire in in greeting one another? Whether Muslim or not. People come and ask them masala. Somebody asked me in Australia I was speaking at a conference. They said if if a non Muslim tells me Salam alikoum can I say wailuku masala is it permissible?

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So I said I got another question for you. My question is Why did the non Muslim greet you first in the first place?

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Why didn't you simply say hi?

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Why didn't you say good morning or whatever it was right? Then Then you would not be involved in this Mashallah. You would not need a fatwa or what you should do,

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but because you are so bad mannered that you don't greet anybody. So he greets you and he greets you in the best way that he knows. Now you got a issue now because you say well, if I say masala Am I going you are going you already went against the order of me sir Mr. Spread, Sara.

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Right. So you already went against that order go against this one also no problem.

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In alila when you

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greet people do it first night. Don't worry about fatwas improve o'clock. My brother and sister single most important action in the history of Islam was the history as I mentioned. Why was it important not because of the journey, but because of why the journey was made and what happened as a result.

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The journey was made in order to create a nation based on faith, a brotherhood on faith once the Sahaba had proved

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They could overlook personal differences, likes and dislikes, and work together for one goal, Allah Subhana Allah gave them the reins of power.

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My brothers and sisters, I remind myself and you that idea is still there for the taking. Let us remember that ideology works only when it is translated into action. Otherwise, the most awe inspiring ideas which have the potential to change the world will simply sit in books to be eaten by once the call is ours to take at an individual level, each one of us has to decide for ourselves. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to do that in a way which is pleasing to Him. What's Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was why, Rama Rama Rama