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Lessons from Sura Luqman

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Mirza Yawar Baig

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Just a hungry La Habra mein wa salatu salam ala sherfield MBA will mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, the Sleeman kathira and Kathy Rafa. mavado

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My dear brothers and sisters, salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I have never been to quit so often in my life as I have been during the,

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during the lockdown. So Alhamdulillah This is one of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala that he enabled us to still connect to one another, despite the difficulties that we impose on ourselves, because this is our self created problem that we are now living in.

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I was just in a interfaith meeting here in America, and the topic of that was healing through repentance. And that video also will be it is also already on YouTube Live. So you can see that Alhamdulillah What I can say is that there is people are being forced, literally being forced to look at themselves, to look at what we have been doing to ourselves into our environment, to our families, to our society, and how we as a result of what we are doing, we are the ones who are suffering because Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala is not harmed or benefited by our actions, the laws of Allah subhanaw taala are meant for our benefit. And if we choose not to recognize that and

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if we choose to disobey and we choose to transgress, then it's only we that we harm ourselves.

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So the look man is a particularly

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beautiful Sora and like everything else in the Quran, the lessons are complete in themselves and Allah subhanho wa Taala whether it's in a surah, whether it's in a group of if, whether it's in one eye, or whether it's in sometimes it's just a matter of, you know, one word or one phrase,

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Allah subhanaw taala encapsulates the entire

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requirement that a person has, if they want to lead a life which is successful, for example, in Surah, two allok there is this one little Ayah where Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah May Allah May Allah La Jolla and desire the Ababa nozzoli is that desire came

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as a warning to Abuja, about what he was doing. And so the Allah subhanaw taala says it does you not know that Allah is watching, does he not know that Allah is watching? But of course we know as the Quran is meant for all of us. It's not meant only for Abuja. So therefore Allah May Allah when Allah Hurray, Allah Yara is something that I remind myself also and I say, Do I not know that Allah is watching? So no matter what I am doing where I'm doing it Allah May Allah Ambien Allah Hara do I not know that Allah is watching? Now this is the the beauty of the Quran. So we come to Surah to look man.

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Interestingly, as I was, as it gave me this topic, I thought to myself, that Alhamdulillah vizilite Allah,

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these is from 12 to 19, which as the advice that Luke Manali Sallam gave to his son

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I did 52 Yamaha pairs on these I had.

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So that is one year worth of German and this is being compiled into an audio book and other will inshallah send this link to you, I don't know if other is is online watching this or not?

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Since I'm available to them 24 hours they take me for granted.

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But the whether he's there or not, the point is that the these these lectures are also there so you can you can go into them in detail and see them in your own good time inshallah.

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So you come to the ayat, and these are the ads from number 12 to IR number 19 of surah two lokman

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where Allah subhanaw taala said oh wilhemina shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim what are called Athena lokman al hikmat anish, Kuru lil one My

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name is guru Lena See, woman Guevara fine Allah avani Jaime the way the call Hello comando De La Hoya I want to check

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Takumi Scala Humbert M and o carro cone vs ahora Dino v sama to fill the DB holla Yeah, db hella in a lot of the phone hobby. Yeah, when I came in sala de la Mora Bella Maru v Juana and illman. Gary was berala also back in the Liga minerals mellow more. While at Osaka de gallina Zavala, tamashi, Villa de Maha in Allah Allah bucola for darlin por la casa de machico the main song Oh take in Kerala, Swati la Sol told me

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the meaning of this, of all these last round that I said and indeed, We bestowed upon Look man, and hikma, which is wisdom, and understanding of the religion, saying, Give thanks to Allah. And whoever gave thanks he gives thanks for the good of yourself, and whoever is ungrateful and I'm thankful. Then, Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala is honey and Hamid, he is free from all warrants, and he is Worthy of all praise and thanks.

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And then Allah said and remember when look man said to his son, when he was advising him, all my son do not join in worship others with Allah. Verily joining others in worship with Allah is a great Solo is a great wrong it's a great oppression.

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And we have enjoined on mankind to be beautiful and good to their parents. We have enjoined on man to be beautiful and good to his parents.

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His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship and his weaning is in two years, give thanks to me, Allah subhanho, wa Taala, and to your parents, and unto me is the final return. But if they both strive with you, to make you join in worship with me, others, that of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them, but behave with them in the world kindly and follow the path of Him who turns to me in repentance and obedience. And then to me will be your return and I will tell you what we used to do

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all my son and this is look barrel a solemn talking to his son, oh my son if he'd be anything equal to the weight of a grain of a mustard seed.

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Though it be inside a rock, or in the heavens or on the earth anywhere, Allah will bring it forth. Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala is subtle he knows and he is well aware of its place. Well my son asked me Salah, establish the salah

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enjoying good Alvaro and forbid al Mancha and bear with patience, whatever befalls you in the process of Amar will Morrow and he Anil Wonka.

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And these are some of the important commandments ordered by Allah with no exemption.

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And do not turn your face away from men with pride and do not walk in incidence through the earth. Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not

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like the arrogant booster

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and be moderate and do not show insolence in your walking and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest voices of all voices is the voice the brain of the s

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My brothers and sisters in Islam

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Alhamdulillah

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a thing to reflect on is this. That, look monnalisa lamb we call him Allahu Salam because this is what was

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taught us to do with regard to addressing him. But look more or less Allah is not one of the ambia of Allah subhanaw taala in terms of

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who Allah subhanaw taala listed among his MBA, yet, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned laquanda Lee said, in his color, and therefore, here was a man who Allah has blessed him with wisdom. And Allah subhanaw taala wants to show us how valuable wisdom is what a great wealth it is. And therefore Allah subhanaw taala gives us the example of one of his slaves, who though he was not unhappy in the classical sense of the mBiA mussalam he was somebody who was significant enough for Allah subhanaw taala to mention him by name in the Quran.

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And lokmanya li Salam is one of those who's who is one of the very few people who

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is named, who's mentioned by name in the Quran. To the best of my knowledge, there are only two people in the Quran who are not ambia but who are mentioned by name one is Rockman Alayhi Salam and the other one is a inheritor of the Allahu Allahu Allah subhanaw taala, also named insalata has a

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now Look man, his name Lockman. unka. In the shadow, or as stated by Swahili from Nigeria alkota Avi is Lochmaddy Massara was among the people of Iowa he lived in Jerusalem, which is called Island.

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He was known for his art he was known for his exerting himself in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So if you are an authority, Hunter Lally narrated from at after ecomobility jell o delanco. On the authority of India bus or del Hanwha. That lachemann alayhi salam was an Ethiopian slave, and he was a carpenter by trade.

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Qatada narrated from Abdullah Abner EDNOS the buyer of the land, oh that Jabba Abdullah Delano, when asked about laquan Elisa Lam, he said he was from Nubia from so he was Nubian. In terms of his race, now, this is just as a as a introduction to who he was as a person.

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Now in this in this set of eyes, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned 10 things. One is sugar, I want you to I'm going to list the 10 things and I'm going to ask you to reflect on how they link with each other and how the whole thing is a is a beautifully linked and congruent message which

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addresses us as human beings and gives us the secret to being successful in this dunya will occur.

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So, these 10 things starts first with an attitude of gratitude. Second one is up the heat and indoor heat loss. valterra says the shift is the worst operation because you are trying to oppress Allah Of course, you cannot oppress Allah subhanaw taala but by joining others in the worship of Allah, you are trying to ask to them qualities that belong only to Allah, and you are trying to thank them for something that they didn't give you but which Allah give you. The number three is to obey parents. The whole process of systems of boundaries of obedience, which is the foundation and fundamental principle of Islam, obey your parents, but don't obey blindly obey with intelligence. And what is

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that intelligence? Is it your desire? Is it your knifes is it that obey them? If you feel like obeying them, obey them? If what they say you like or no, what is the criteria of obedience? obey them as long as they tell you not to disobey Allah,

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be only in good obey them and everything, except if they tell you to do schicke what is shark shark is to join with Allah subhanaw taala in his worship, in his, in his asthma in his

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in his column to join anyone with ALLAH subhanho data to obey anyone else other than Allah.

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So that is 300

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For over a parents but only in good number five.

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Understand that whatever you're doing Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows everything and to him is our accountability, the beautiful simile and mentioned that is made of a mustard seed is something that is so critical and important for us to understand. And that mustard seed also the way Allah knows that I mentioned

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in terms of how this mustard seed is even if it is hidden even if it is in the

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inside or rock but just think about that how can you know how can we say that something is

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that a mustard seed is inside a rock but yes it is Alex monitor is mentioning this to us to say that even if it is so widely well hidden, that it is inside a rock.

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Allah subhanaw taala is aware of it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala

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ik Allah subhanaw taala is it knows what it is, and Allah subhanaw taala will bring it forth. Now

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think about this in terms of our

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our own actions, and what Allah is aware of and what Allah subhanaw taala can do. So that's number five. Number six, is this the proof of our budget, the proof of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, which is the establishment of Salah. And then the reason for our creation, Mr. Bill Morrow when he Anil Mancha to stand for justice, no matter what to stand and to protest against injustice, no matter who is doing it. We have the Quran about this, and we have the I had the softness of Allah.

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And then to bear with patience, what comes to you, because of this, Mr. Will Moreover, near el Mancha, may Allah protect us from ourselves has never been free from

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had no, never been free from

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from pain, because it is strange that people fight those who are trying to do good for them. And there is no one who's trying to do good, more than the ambia of lamb, Allah musella more than the envy of Allah subhanaw taala. So therefore, but despite that, people find them. But Allah subhanaw taala says, Don't worry about that, make sure that you are you that you always stand for justice, and that you do not allow injustice to happen. So that is

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number seven, and number seven, and eight. And then a lot of others talking about our hobo polybag, which begin with the way we communicate, which begin with the way we deal with each other, the way we

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communicate with each other. And Allah subhanaw taala said that,

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to stand there for for two to communicate with each other with humility, not with arrogance, and not be arrogant, either. And this is a bit of a description, both of the speech as well as body language. When we are arrogant, we do do things, we speak very loudly, we shout down other people, and we behave, our demeanor, our body language, the way we stand, the way we walk, and so on, is as if we own the earth when we know perfectly well that we do not own the earth. And I'm not saying unless pointing to this and saying remember that you don't own yours. And remember, therefore that you are accountable to the one who does own yours. And that is the other

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the thing. So these are the 10

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things that we are

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that we learn from sort of the last one. Now I'm going to try and as I told you, I have done 52 lectures on this, and I don't want to spend the next one year on this zoom talking to you about this. So therefore, I'm going to try to be concise, and

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and try to

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gel this as you know, as concisely as I can, as I don't do the 10

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the 10 things that are not taught us in Surah logmar the the way they come together to teach us the secret of being successful in this dunya will occur and those 10 things very quickly for those who have just joined sugar or hate obedience to parents, but only in God that Allah knows everything accountability to him. gela gelato and then number

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Six is establishment of Sala. Number seven is Mr. Bill Maher have won a marker to stand up for justice, enjoy and good for being evil. Number eight is to bear with patients what comes through because of that, number nine, do not be arrogant in speech or behavior number 10 be soft spoken and humble. This is our

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reminder to ourselves in terms of the hope of the people who hopefully bet.

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So let's begin with this first lesson is that of sugar, of the attitude of gratitude. You know, I did

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the first interfaith meeting we have we have every two weeks and interfaith meeting meeting here in the US,

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in which people from all faith groups, they participate. And the first meeting that we had was immediately after, I think it was almost the day after or two days after the lockdown started here in America, thanks to the COVID virus.

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So, when they asked me to speak, I said to them, please take a deep breath. And I'm saying that do not take a deep breath.

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You know why I said that?

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Because that is something that we need to thank Allah subhanaw taala for. Now, that may sound a bit strange to you and say, Well, you know, I'm breathing all the time. I need to thank Allah, because I can breathe. I need to thank Allah because I can breathe. Yes. And you know why? Because people who die of COVID they die of respiratory failure. What is respiratory failure, they cannot breathe. So the very fact is, to thank Allah and say, Alhamdulillah, that I am not in an ICU on a ventilator, unable to breathe with my lungs collapsing. I'm sitting here in front of this camera, talking to people who are sitting in front of their cameras listening to me.

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This is something to thank Allah subhanaw taala for on either day, people said to me, oh, but you know,

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it was nice, but you know, we couldn't celebrate it the way we normally celebrate, and we couldn't go meet people and we couldn't go to the here we do the Salah in a in a very beautiful part. So we can't we couldn't go to the park for that and so on and so on. So I said to them, Look, two things. Number one, ask yourself, which are you more conscious about the fact that you could not celebrate eat in your normal way, or the fact that you do not have COVID and you are not lying right now, in an ICU on a ventilator, which one is are you more conscious about? Sure, we could not celebrate it in a novel way. But this was also one of the most beautiful Aedes that I have ever celebrated.

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Because even though it was really important, not normal, I celebrated eat with my close family who's here with me. And through zoom, and through telephone calls, and so on and so forth, with other people who are close to me, family, people, and non family people. Alhamdulillah. And I think that was more personal, more connecting, than a huge crowd with, you know, hundreds of people coming in and hugging you and so on and so forth. And that is beautiful. Also, I'm not ungrateful to Allah subhanaw taala for that, but it is not something that I say that because i didn't i because I had it in a different way that I do not appreciate this way. I appreciate this way. I appreciate the fact

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that I am free from COVID. And I appreciate the fact that I asked you to appreciate the fact that you are free from COVID. Just yesterday, somebody sent me this video from Pakistan of this lady, and this lady, she is a gynecologist. She's a doctor, she's gynecologists husband is a pediatrician. And their son was in fourth year of medical school.

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Beautiful boy, very handsome, very good student. And the mother says he took part in all kinds of sports and so on and so forth. 21 years old, 21 years old.

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Both the parents are doctors very well aware of COVID and so on and so forth position we took every precaution in the book. We were in lockdown. We did not violate the lockdown in any way. My husband and I both used to go to work, but we took complete and full precautions. Of course people are people and May Allah protect us from ourselves Muslims or Muslims. So she said we use we had a constant struggle in our hospital in our offices of people insisting that they will come and they will not wear a mask.

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Or they will have an attender with them. They will not come and talk to us alone, that people just said people, I'm a gynecologist. People are coming to me with fertility issues and saying, I have not had a child for 15 years. She said, Just wait six more months. I mean, this is not an emergency. Why do you come up 15 years you didn't have a child? Why are you in this hospital? Now, in this COVID times, your problem is not an emergency. We have said very clearly do not go to a hospital unless it's an emergency still do come. I mean, what kind of senseless senseless behaviors that they insist on bringing children and children can be and most most of the time they are asymptomatic

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carriers of COVID. All of this has been going on. And she said that two days after eight, right, we are not so far away from it. This is she said two days after eat. Her son started, he had a big he had a very massive headache, really severe headache. And he started getting some fever. They suspected meningitis. They got him tested. Remember, both parents are

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our doctors. They got him tested for meningitis. The doctor said yes, this is meningitis. He was started I just did bacterial meningitis. They started him on that treatment. They took a spinal fluid

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sample they tested for again, and they said yes, this is viral meningitis to the standard a one an antiviral treatment. She said the mother said I insisted I said dad test him for COVID. The doctor said there is no symptom of COVID he has done he has got no symptom of COVID This cannot be COVID. The mother insisted testing for COVID. They tested him for COVID. And he was positive. He had COVID and 72 hours later, he was dead

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72 hours 21 year old boy, perfectly healthy. The mother says then both my husband and I we tested for COVID. And guess what? The husband came out positive, the father of the boy was an asymptomatic carrier of COVID, which he most likely got from his patients from his children in his hospital practice. Now she says as I speak to you, and this is 24 hours after the boy died, swallow whatever, make davara make dua for her and her husband, that Allah supports their hearts that Allah subhanaw taala gives them suburb, and May Allah protect all of you from such tests, water tests. 24 hours later, this woman says I'm only talking to you to explain to you what has happened, and to ask you,

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for God's sake, to be careful about yourself and to take precautions. So this woman says that my husband because it is a tested positive. He is now isolated in our house in one room, we put the we put his food outside the door on the floor, and he opens the door and picks it up and he will stay there and he will be tested periodically every 10 days until he comes out negative and then he will come out. She says my husband and I and I have not even been able to hug each other and weep over her loss. She says people say today that this COVID is a creation that people are making money out of this and so on. She says take everything I have Give back my son.

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Right?

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attitude of sugar. Imagine that Father, not only is he isolated, but imagine he is living with the thought that I gave this to my son?

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Well, Allah, whether he gave it or not, but I'm saying that this is in his mind. I was positive. And my son was in lockdown in the home. I was the one going out and coming back and more than likely I gave this to my son and this man is alone with that talk. May Allah protect him. May I support him? May Allah give him support. May Allah support his heart.

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attitude of sugar.

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Today we have I've said this before in another place. I think probably the one of the quit seminars. I think I've said two things. One, I said is that this COVID is sent to us by Allah subhanaw taala for two reasons. Number one, is because we are ungrateful, because we are ungrateful people are lost. I mentioned this last marathon I said, Why is the Hazara bukom Blaine Shakur Toma as Eden Akuma in cafardo, in de la did Allah subhanaw taala announce to them that the one was grateful to me I will increase my blessing to him, and the one who was ungrateful to me, let him be where that my punishment is severe.

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Even here is the mercy and glory of Allah subhanho wa Taala He did not say it

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will punish him. He said let him be aware that my punishment is severe. And my brother May Allah bless him, he drew my attention to this part of the swannanoa.

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Even there, even when Allah is giving away even when Allah subhanaw taala is talking about punishment, Allah subhanaw taala does that with mercy.

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We are grateful to Allah and the second reason why this COVID came is because we accepted a declaration of war from Allah subhanaw taala which is our dealing with interest are dealing in interest just today. I got this, this

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news from one of my feeds, and that was about the US economy landscape. Number one biggest car rental company hertz filed for bankruptcy. And they also own thrifty and dollar biggest trucking company kamkar filed for bankruptcy. They have 4000 trucks at the rate of two drivers. That is 8000 truck drivers.

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oldest retail company in the world, JC Penney filed for bankruptcy to be acquired by Amazon for pennies. Biggest investor in the world, Warren Buffett lost 50 billion in the last two months biggest investment company in the world. BlackRock is signaling disaster in the world economy. And they may and they manage over 7 trillion biggest mall, the Mall of America, which is in Minneapolis stopped paying mortgage payments. most reputable airline in the world. And I and I

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i endorsed that, because it's my favorite airline. Emirates is laying off 30% of its employees. US Treasury is printing trillions to try to keep the economy on life support, their balance sheet will become 7 trillion plus estimated number of retail stores closing in 2020 is between 20 12,000 to 15,000. Massive mortgage loan defaults, massive credit card defaults, massive auto loan defaults are expected.

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Unemployment Claims reached an all time high of 38 million unemployment. And that's 25% of the working population. Close to 40 million people are jobless with no income, consumer demand will fall drastically and the economy will go into

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chaos.

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Now, I'm not being I'm not being I'm not saying this all all of this to be a prophet of doom.

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I'm saying this to point out that if you declare if you accept a declaration of war against a law, what do you expect? And the declaration of war against Allah is about interest based dealings. All the list of companies I mentioned to you, the entire economy is based on interest.

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So if you

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have borrowed on interest, or if you are dealing with interest, if you are lending on interest, whatever you're doing with interest, if you think that you are going to be spared, most welcome, please continue to think

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the way we think does not change the reality.

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I can see I can I can think that I can walk on water, and I can stay I can start walking. You know what will happen?

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The same thing, being ungrateful and accepting a declaration of war from Allah subhanaw taala very dangerous COVID came to teach us that and therefore what do we do? repentance, we turn back towards Allah Subhana Allah Jalla delallo and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us. Number two,

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what is the most the most critically important thing that we need to thank Allah subhanaw taala for that you opened our eyes to himself to the heat, that he opened our eyes to the fact that shark is the worst operation in nutshell, colossal monazite please understand my brother and sisters. shirk is not only worshipping idols, you might say well I'm not worshipping idols or hamdulillah you're not worshipping idols, please do not worship idols. But that is not the only thing which is shift. Share is to join our own is to worship our own desires instead of worshipping Allah. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this in so many words

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Allah

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or Ida mana

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Illa hahaha

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kuno Allah Hema keila Allah subhanaw taala said to the solar Salaam, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, have you seen the one who has taken his desires as an object of worship instead of Allah? Are you going to be an advocate? Are you going to be an intercessor? For such a person? What does it mean? It means do not intercede for them, do not be their advocate who Allah is not talking here about idol worship. Allah is talking about worshiping our desire, what is the worship of desire, the worship of desire is to follow the desire instead of following the order of Allah when the two are before us.

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If I follow my desire, instead of following the Hakama philosophy, Allah, when these two things are before me, then I'm worshiping my desire, instead of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala.

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What is my delille for saying that one of course I gave you which is nakara, the second one also in the Quran, and even had him on the Allahu before he became

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Muslim. He was the son of the great, the famous leader of the tribe of die, hard die. So Adam inhotim betye are the Allahu anhu.

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Before he became Muslim, he was a Christian. So he came to meet us live in Medina, and he had a chain on which there was a big cross, which was suspended on this chain. So as soon as I sort of saw that cross, and he resided the I

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have sort of Toba where I said they have taken as,

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as as deities, they have and they worship, their Rabanne, their monks and their priests, instead of Min lunula instead of Allah subhanho.

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So Adam inhotim is adrs Allah with respect, we do not worship our priests and we do not worship our monks Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, is it not true that Allah subhanho wa Taala prohibited something, but your priests have legalized it? So you you do that? And is it not true that Allah legalized something but your precept privated that so you follow the priests is not true? Even Hatem said, Yes, that is true. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala, for example, made alcohol haram Allah made pork Haram. Yet, the Christians they consume both Allah subhanaw taala made idol worship Haram. But the Christians they worship is Ali Salaam and they worship Maria Medina, and they call Maria Maria

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Salah Mother of God knows. So Allah is not true.

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It is true.

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That is worship,

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to obey somebody, instead of obeying Allah to follow a desire instead of following the law. Which brings me to the third of the third and fourth of the lessons which is obedience to parents. obedience to parents is something to be understood in specifically with respect to parents, but also specifically with respect to the importance of obeying rules and regulations, which are for the benefit of all of us. We obey parents, why because parents tell us some tell us to do things which are beneficial for us. Right? So if we are going to be parents and we are going to benefit ourselves. So Allah says obey the parents, Allah specifically mentioned the difficulty that a mother

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goes through in order to give birth to a child Sahabi came to me said Yasser Allah, I carried my mother on my back for the entire Hajj. Right. The whole of

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the

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mother could not couldn't walk. So I carried her on my back for all of the cameras have I fulfilled what is due from me to her? Have I repaid her

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right for what she did for me, a solar cell upset by fulfilling this by carrying your mother on your back for the whole of Hajj. He said, You have not even repaid her for one of her birth pains, the pain, the delivery pain that she went through to bring you forth, even one time even one spasm one scream, you have not even prepared even for that.

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Right? A man came and he said, we know the famous are these metal solos Ursula was asked, you know what must I do? He said

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in terms of a sir. He said your mother and he asked him again. He said your mother You asked him again. He said your mother and then he asked him again. He said your father

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So duty to parents. But despite all of this and we know that duty to parents is also mentioned in other places in the Quran in surah in Surah, Bani Israel in Israel and so on. But despite all of that, despite this ASR that the parents have Rasulullah sallallahu sallam,

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Allah subhanaw taala mentioned

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two things. One is that obey them.

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But only if they tell you something which is good, meaning obey them only in God meaning do not obey them if they tell you to disobey Allah,

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the biggest disobedience issue, but any kind of disobedience if your parents are telling you do not wear hijab, don't obey the parents. If your parents are telling you don't pray, don't obey the parents, the parents are telling you do not exhibit the tsunamis on your face don't obey the parents. So the thing is, you obey the parents only if the parents are giving you good advice and good advice is obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and the Sunnah of Rasulullah, Salah anything other anything that goes contrary to that not anything other. Anything that goes contrary to that is bad advice to take, but still be good to them. Now this is the

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this is the beauty of Islam. Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that just because your parents are mistaken, just because they may be advising you to do something which is wrong, that does not give you a license to Ill treat them It does not give you license to abuse them, it does not give you license to shout at them. It does not give you a license to be disrespectful to them in any way. Right? still be good to them. still be nice to them. Do not be disrespectful to them, even though what they are saying may not be the best thing that they could have said. So that is three and four. And number five, reason all of this Allah is reminding us of our accountability to him. Right? The

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fundamental basis on which Life is Organized in Islam is on the basis of accountability as I gave this beautiful simile of the mustard seed which might be inside a rock, or it might be anywhere in the heavens flying in the air somewhere. Or it might be anywhere in the earth. It might be at the bottom of an ocean. It might be in the stomach of a fish Allah knows.

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Yet Allah will bring it forth if that is what he was to do.

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That is not only about growing or mustard, it's about the fact that any deed of ours, we may think that it is hidden. I may be sitting inside my room in isolation, watching something on my phone or my television or my computer which is haram. But Allah Subhana Allah knows Allah May Allah be unknown La Jolla does you not know that Allah is watching, no matter where he is? No matter how secret he thinks his action is, no matter how well hidden he thinks his action is, there is nothing that is hidden from Allah subhanho wa Jalla Jalla Jalla That is why

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Mr. Malik been humble, Rama de la la Malik with us.

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He said that I have seen

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he said that if Allah subhanaw taala wants to humiliate you, Allah will humiliate you inside your house in your most secret room. You think you are not in public but Allah knows. And Allah subhanho wa Taala if he is displeased with you and if you are rebellious in if Allah wants to punish you and humiliate you, that Allah will humiliate you even then there is no place that you are hidden from Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah to save us from all humiliation. And then we come to the number six of the 10 lessons which is the establishment of Salah This is one of the

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services that English translators May Allah forgive them for that have done in the Quran in Miss translating several of these very important words. One of those is the establishment of Sal Hakim is Salah is translated as performed Salah

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like you know Arabic I know and at least I know that much of Arabic to understand what is the meaning of your Tamati Salah right to make to establish something is very different from performing something right so in a very very strange in. In America we make Salah in South Africa we read Salah in somewhere else we perform Salah nobody established a salah and Allah didn't tell us to read it or to do it or to make it or to perform it Allah subhanaw taala told us to establish it. Now what is the meaning of establishment of Salah because I told you I'm conflict constrained by time here so I'm not going into the details.

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But establishment of Salah consists of establishing everything to do with Salah It is about establishing masajid it is about establishing

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Making the time establishing that time in my life meaning have a timetable which revolves around Salah. I don't pray when I have free time. I do other things when I'm when my time is free from Salah. So my Salah is the central pinion around which my life revolves. And why is that important? Because when I say la ilaha illAllah there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. I'm speaking about my belief, I am not giving you a piece of information. So if I'm speaking about my belief, then I must demonstrate that belief in my action. What is the proof of La ilaha illa Allah, it is the establishment of Salah. What is the proof of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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once again, I'm talking about my relationship with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as my ob Myra soul, my Emma, the one who I follow the one who I will expect and hope will intercede for me on the Day of Judgment. What is their relationship? The relationship is the following of his sadhana. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala told us only to establish Salah in the Quran. Allah did not teach us how to do that. Allah did not teach us the structure of Salah Allah did not teach us what comes in the Salah. What must I recite in the Salah? Must I recite anything at all? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran Allah said workovers Judo, so if somebody simply stand in salla

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Allahu Akbar, then it goes down like this. Then it goes down and sudo and he said my Salah is over because Allah said in the Quran warco was Judo Mega COVID should I have done my Salah is

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how do we pray, the whole process of Salah who taught us Mohammed Salah Salah. Why? Because Allah subhana wa Taala chose not to mention that and not to not to explain that in detail in his column. He explained it and he taught it to is Elisa Lam and he said teach it to the people. And that's why I was so upset to the people. solu Kamara is to Mooney who sadly he said gray as you have seen me pray. Allah subhanaw taala has messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam taught us how to pray. So La ilaha illa Allah is accepting that only Allah Subhana Allah is worthy of worship, and Mohammed Mohammed Rasul Allah is to worship Allah the way Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam worshipped him, and

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therefore the Salah is the proof of the calamata the Salah is the proof of the Shahada day in shadow Allah Allah illallah wa shadow now Mohammed Rasulullah the Salah is the proof of these things. Number seven, our bill maher ohana here in Mancha. We came off Bridgette Lynas, we came to establish justice, we came to benefit all of humanity, all of humanity. So what is Allah telling us? Lies telling us enjoin, good and forbid evil? This is why you were sent, you will not send to run around like rats, trying to fill your coffers with money, you are sent to establish good and to forbid evil. You are and Allah said I will feed you to feed you is my responsibility, provided you do the

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job for which you were sent and their job is Mr. Will marajuana Hara Mancha, establish good, enjoin, good and forbid evil that begins with our head, but it extends to everything in life, which is good, which is Alma rove. And it extends to everything in life, which is a longer which is bad, which is evil, which is harmful.

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Therefore, to stand up for justice, to protest against injustice is not a choice. It is forth by the Koran. Take the ayat of Surah Nisa, which everyone is so

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is so fond of quoting. When Allah subhanaw taala said what Allah said stand as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourself and against your parents, and against your brothers and sisters. And kith and kin be the rich or be the poor. What is he talking about this? This is not protest. This is not standing for justice. This is not fighting against injustice.

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The people who are standing for justice are doing the work which is the essence of Islam. Islam tells us to fight for justice. Islam tells us to stand shoulder to shoulder against the oppressor. It tells us to stand shoulder for shoulder to shoulder with the oppressed

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as I'm speaking

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Do we know all the all the protests that are going on in America against described as racial discrimination.

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So while we have the, the imagery and this is Bella protect everyone from this the imagery of the protesters and May Allah protect us when we break down the contract that we have, as a society, the contract of each other of respecting each other's rights.

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This is what makes society society is the contract that we have of respecting each other's rights. So when one party breaks that contract, it automatically releases the other party from fulfilling that contract.

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So the other party also now feels free to break the contract. And that is why with the protest, you have looting,

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it is wrong, it is very long, it must not happen. But it will happen, because we have licensed it by breaking their contract. And that is why those who are at the top of society, have the responsibility have additional responsibility of fulfilling that contract of which gives us of respecting each other's rights of enforcing their contract. This is a an additional responsibility on the leaders of society, on the people who are designated as the upholders of law and order, which is the judiciary and the executive, the police. It is the responsibility of parents. And that's the reason why we tell children to look up to the parents, we tell parents to be good examples for their

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children. We don't tell children be good examples for your parents. Although that's happening. We know that's happening. We know how many parents have come to the, to the right paths because their children are on the right path. But it's a matter of shame. Because if your child has to teach you what is right and wrong, something is very wrong with you as a parent, we tell parents be good examples for children. We tell teachers be good examples for children, we tell the religious leaders and scholars, you should be even more careful about the boundaries of Allah subhanaw taala than anybody else.

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Why? Because you are the holders of this contract of respecting each other's rights. And when you break them, you release the beast with it. So while I am watching, and I don't really watch them, I get some news from here that I don't like to watch native stuff. But what is happening in America today with the protests and the looting and so on. I'm also seeing some phenomenal things which I have never seen in any other country. I have seen police chief after police chief, I have seen policeman after policeman, bending our knees to the protesters and saying we apologize we didn't do it. But we apologize on behalf of one of us who did the wrong did the wrong action who murdered an

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innocent man and we stand with you. We are not against you. We have seen police chiefs speaking out and calling out the highest political authorities in the land. Not being cowed down by them, not being intimidated by them.

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I think about my own country, and I think about the world.

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Today when when we talk about this, there are many people especially going in those in in positions of authority and power. People in the police, people in the administration, people in the judiciary who say you know what, we are helpless. You're not helpless. You are not helpless. You have a choice. You chose to be helpless. You chose in the frills of your job,

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the perks of your job or truth. You chose that over justice, you forgot the fact that one day it can be your child, it can be your family, it can be you yourself who will become the victim of the injustice that you are supporting today.

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Even if self interest is the only thing that motivates you think about yourself and think about your own near and dear ones.

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I think about all those people who try to violate the norms of social distancing of wearing masks of taking care and precautions to not only to prevent ourselves from getting COVID but from get an but from protecting others from getting COVID because of us, people don't want to follow that. We have made instructions in our massages to say do not come to the masjid if you are over 65 years of age. Do not come to the masjid if you have older people, your parents and grandparents in your house. Do not come to the to the masjid if you are a woman or and do not bring children because it's not for them. You do not

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Come to the masjid, if you are sick in any way, whether it's a

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chronic illness like diabetes or something or if it's a temporary thing that's happening to you don't come to the masjid that situation. Those who come to the masjid cover your face and mouth, the mask must cover you fully like this right? fully and it must extend down and it must cover you completely and fully like this. Do not come with a mask down here that is not a mask. This is a proper mask which is covering you fully. Come with your own agenda. Come with your own prayer mat because the floor of the masjid is being disinfected after every Salah.

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Right and then make sure you donate to the masjid because of you. The budget is opened because the budget is open. The Masjid is being disinfected. It doesn't come for free. It takes money. So pay for that. What do we see happening? We see Muslims walking in as if there is no tomorrow. And while Allah maybe there is no tomorrow for them,

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just walking in, they will not wear a mask. They will not bring their agenda. They insist on praying in the carpeted area of the masjid which cannot be cleaned so easily.

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And they say Allah will protect me. Allah will protect you.

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And Allah will protect the others. But Allah told you to take precautions. As soon as an assailant told you tie your camel have our Quran Allah

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the bank, Allah by gamma is outside. Do I have to Hakuna Allah or should I try the cabin? The cabin and then

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what should we do with the Saudis?

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What should we do with the Saudis? I'm talking about standing for justice. So speak out against this. If you are doing it, stop doing it. Do not play with the lives of others. Follow medical advice. Doctors are not fools. Doctors are not crooks, and scoundrels. The people spreading these canards, they are the scoundrels the people who are saying that they are doing it for money, they are the scoundrels.

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Follow precautions. This is what our motto is, is to say it like it is not worrying about who's offended, please be offended.

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If you are doing this stuff, I hope you are offended and you stop doing it.

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And if you are running a machine and so on and so forth, I have absolutely no hesitation to stop such people call the police put a restraining order on those people and if they don't listen, shut down the machine.

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You will be acting according to the hawk of Allah subhanaw taala.

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The people protesting against racial discrimination are right, they should protest. We stand with them shoulder to shoulder, the people protesting against religious discrimination which is happening in India despite the fact that there are so many problems associated with it.

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They are correct.

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We are not anti Hindu, we are not anti Buddhist, we are not anti christian. We are not anti Jew, we are not anti anybody.

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We are anti discrimination.

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Please understand people here are as I said this today in the in the in the an interfaith meeting which which happened just before this meeting in America. Tea people today are protesting against discrimination based on color. But remember, the Jews who were discriminated against and who 6 million of them were killed in the Jewish Holocaust in Germany. They were white people.

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And they were being discriminated against. Even though the white people by other white people based on their religion.

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All discrimination is bad. We as Muslims stand against every single form of discrimination because our rep Jalla Jalla who told us in the UK ramaco Min De La Akaka.

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Allah said the most honor honored and honorable among you. Is not the white man is not the black man is not the is not the Chinese is not the Asian is not the Australasia and is not the Indian. It is the one who has the most taqwa and who knows who has taqwa because it resides in the heart. Allah subhanho terminos

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amor will maruf

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number eight. Bear with patience that which comes to you because of this Wollaston enderlin Zaragoza Illa Lavina Amano Amina sadiya de water was ob la caja, which is our will narrow water was ob server which

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What comes as a result of that?

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It's a strange, tragic thing, that people will invite you towards sin. People who invite you towards Haram. People who invite you towards the disobedience of Allah are the highest paid are the most popular.

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I will not take names

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either of the woods or the trees

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or the wildlife that lives in those woods

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and have individual names I won't take the names.

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But for one of them to fill out footballs to a stadium with fans,

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is easy.

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But bringing into that football stadium,

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Al Gore.

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Those of you who have not seen that documentary, a speech by Al Gore, called An Inconvenient Truth. And inconvenient truth is there on YouTube, we'll do that as homework.

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But America chose george bush over Al Gore.

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And both America and the world is still paying the price.

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The when they chose george bush over Al Gore, that was not a political decision, but they thought it was a political decision. It was a decision of principles. It was a life and death decision.

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And we chose death.

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ask why.

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We have frontline hospital frontline first response, which is doctors and nurses and people who are in contact with COVID patients with inadequate equipment.

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They don't have masks. They don't have gowns and clouds, inadequate equipment.

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But tell me which soldier is inadequately equipped.

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So as a human race, I'm not criticizing any individually or I'm criticizing us as human beings. When you choose war or peace, when you choose death over life,

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what do you expect to get?

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What do you expect to get?

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a marble Morrow

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enjoin good and forbid evil. And don't worry about what happens because Allah subhanaw taala has the best product is the best protector.

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That's why he said whether we are a salon believer, my own Zilla Lake,

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Wa La Jolla, Sima gumina yashima come in and as

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he said, deliver your message. And Allah will protect you from the people. Number nine, don't be arrogant in speech or behavior. The Quran in its beautiful way describes that behavior describes the body language of that behavior, to talk like that to walk like that.

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Chin up in the air, looking down your nose at people

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to walk with arrogance as if you own the earth.

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Forgetting the fact that one day the earth will own you.

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We have got used to living as if cemeteries are only for others. We forgot the fact that as I speak to you, there is one cemetery somewhere in the world

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with a little piece of real estate, which has my name tag on it.

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I have bought my own grave in Hyderabad.

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But do I know that I whether I will actually be buried there?

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I don't know. Why did I buy that so that I am free from my responsibility of providing for my own funeral. I've done that.

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But who knows when I will die.

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What I do know is that I will die somewhere.

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So if I walk on the earth as if I own the earth and I forget the fact that one day the earth will own me.

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Allah says Don't forget that fact. Don't be arrogant in speech. And don't be arrogant in behavior. And don't be arrogant in body language. Be soft spoken, be humble. And Allah gave her an example which is so graphic in Angola, Swati De Soto hmil. Allah said that Verily,

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the worst sound the worst what the worst voice is the voice of the brain of the s, the voice of the s. brothers sisters. I don't want to go on

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You know, beyond the limit, I have not given a limit, but I'm assuming that it's at least, you know, maybe five, maybe maybe one hour. And I'm just over that one hour. So I will, I want to end.

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Just now I want to end with this.

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Which is to say that Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala

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gave us this beautiful Kitab he gave us this beautiful column, he gave us Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to teach us this beautiful column, both by his teaching and even more powerfully by his own behavior and by his own actions. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept this from us, and to enable us to live our lives according to the Quran, as I mentioned, to these 10

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these 10

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you know, lessons, starting with sugar starting with thankfulness and going back and closing with humility, and what is the symbol of humility is gratitude is time is thankfulness. See the beauty of this, how it's encapsulated how it all comes together so beautifully. So I asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to understand the Quran and very importantly, to live our lives by the Quran.

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Allah Allah Nabeel Karim Allah Allah He was ibH may be aromatic. amino camino al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen