Living by the Seerah today – Session 3

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Number 11 salatu salam wa ala ambia mohammadu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa salam Oman voila bad. My brothers and sisters we continue with our series on leadership lessons from the life of our soul life.

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And I began yesterday with introducing Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam to say who is Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and today we will continue with that and see why we must study the sera. Why must we love Rasul Allah is Allah Salah.

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It's important to understand this before we go into the actual leadership lessons, because learning leadership lessons from the life of Rasulullah Salaam is not like learning leadership lessons from the life of any other person in the world, wherever that might be. Because our relationship with Russia Salaam is absolutely unique and different from our relationship with anybody else. For example, I might study the life and I have studied why I read biographies

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almost exclusively, and I think it's a very good thing to read biographies. And I strongly recommend that, because biographies are a very good way of learning about life, from the life lives and struggles of other people, without having to go through the difficulties yourself. And the benefit of biographies is that they make it real, it's not it's not theory, you know, the individual, you may not know them personally, but you know, this person actually did exist, and you know, some of the circumstances in which they existed, and therefore, you know, what kind of challenges they might have faced, and so on and so forth. So if I'm studying the biography of Nelson Mandela, or Mahatma

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Gandhi, or whatever it might be,

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it is easy to study that it is easy to to learn the lessons from that I don't necessarily need to love Mahatma Gandhi or love Nelson Mandela, or have some belief about them. It's not that that's not required. I'm looking at lessons from their lives, I can take the lessons, there's nothing to prevent me from taking the lesson from the life of anyone else, but for the for in the but in the case of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam because we are Muslim. And we believe in La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah. Therefore, for us, it is not just a matter of saying here is the life of a great man, let me see what lessons I can learn this Incidentally, actually, this is the, in the in

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my brief as to my book leadership lessons from the life of a sorcerer cinnabar actually mentioned this particular aspect to say that there is a difference between a Muslim writing about the life of

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there is a difference between a Muslim writing or speaking about natural salah and a non Muslim, even when the non Muslim is speaking about him in a very complimentary way. And there are many people present and past non Muslims who have studied the life of Salaam in detail and who have written some very good books and very complimentary and very fair portrayal of the life of a wrestler. But there is a distinct difference between a Muslim writing such a thing and a non Muslim writing sort of thing, because a Muslim writes it from the perspective of his or her own relationship with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam which is unique which is something which is deeper and

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supersedes every other relationship except the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The relationship with Muhammad wa salam is bigger, it is deeper it is it has more love in it, it is it supersedes even the relationship between a parent and a child.

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So we love mozzarella more, and we should love him more than we love our own parents. Even though the love for parents is mentioned many times in the Quran, and I will give you the date from the Quran itself why I'm saying this, even though it's mentioned many times, but the love for the nervous system supersedes that it goes even beyond that.

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And we will see why this is so and so on and so forth. So, we will look at this issue and say why must we love Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Let me begin therefore

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one of the very important incidents in the Sierra, the meeting of aerosolized Sallam with oma marid Attica winter Khalid Ravi Allaha

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who Nebuchadnezzar met met when they were going from Mecca to Medina in the journey of vigilant.

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Mara de la she

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Had a camp in a place called flooded. And she and her husband lived there. They had their animals, their sheep and so on. And she would sit in the, in the courtyard of our camp, and she would feed and she would help any travelers who pass by. So if anyone was there, they stopped there she would feed them and so on.

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Now, it so happened at this particular time, when Rasulullah sasaram reached there and there were four of them. There was also himself there's a worker of Delano, there was our four Hara, or vilano, who was a freed slave of resources and is a fantastic beautiful story about our will for Hara, which inshallah I will also tell you in the in the Sierra, and there was Abdullah an hour before Hara was their guide. And then there was Abdullah bin,

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who also later became Muslim or vellano. But at that time, he was not a Muslim, he was all he was still hadn't entered Islam. We learned from this, of course, that people of good faith, they helped Professor SLM even when they were not Muslim. hamdulillah also tells us that taking the help of somebody who was not Muslim is not haram it is

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it is perfectly acceptable. Now, these four companions, they reached the camp of

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wormable delana. Now at that time, she was from the drunk driver, cozaar, who were the era is of the metallic, the family of enemies or seller.

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At that time, her husband was not there, he had taken the sheep and so on for grazing, there was only a sickly goat, which was

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once one side of the camp was shaded, and this goat was in that side of the camp. And there was nothing else. So we saw Sam and his companions. They came there and

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a walker said before the llanos asked Mama, but he said, Is there anything that you have any meat or any dates or any milk or something, which you can give us and we will buy it from you. They're not asking for charity that we will buy this from you. Do you have anything?

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So she's she said, Well, Ah, hey, if there was anything with me, you would not need to ask.

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So Rajaratnam said,

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that goat which is that one sickly goat? He said,

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Does that give any milk

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so she said if that goat could give milk and if it wasn't healthy, then this board would have gone grazing with my with the flock rest of the flock, it would not be here. It is here because it is sickly and it is dry. There is no bacon score.

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So Tara, Sam said, Will you allow me to milk this goat?

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She said, Well, he's most welcome. mega good.

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lasagna Sarah Salaam, down he took the goat. He passed his hand over the other he said Bismillah and he started the other suddenly filled up with milk.

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So Sallam asked for a bowl. My mother brought a big bowl. And as soon as he started making the vote, the bowl filled up with milk. He gave it to my mother. She drank our Casa de Blanc and they drank. They the narrator says that they drank fast because there was so thirsty, and they drank to their film. So my mother drank, drank or Delano Fira drank. Then Abdullah drank, or delana was right. And then finally Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam also drank this milk, and he said the cup bearer drinks the last. Then he moved the goat a second time.

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And the bowl filled up again.

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And he passed it around again.

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And the narrator said this time they drank slowly, and they enjoy the drink. First they drank quickly because they were thirsty now they were not so thirsty. So they said they drank slowly, and they enjoyed the drink. Again, they drank to their fill, nourish rasilla milk the goat for a third time.

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And the bowl filled up with milk and he gave it to them and said this is yours.

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And then they left.

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When I

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asked them ma Abby, Joan, Allah Jose, Rolando when he returned, and at that time, they were not Muslim.

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He saw the multiservice mill from

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some of our other law she said this good. Give them a go. Give a look at that.

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God is sick.

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How can the milk from the goat? So mama Bella then described what happened.

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She said there was this blessed man who came. And with him were three companions. And she told the story she said, this is what happened here. And that is what is milk Islam.

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So I will know, at that time they were not Muslim. He said by Allah.

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If I meet him, I will follow him.

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And we know the story that both of them then went to Medina, the metro riser SLM, they accepted his lab and they were among the greatest of the Sahaba or islaam, la la imaging. Now, when

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Obama came to the camp,

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and asked him about the story,

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Omar velana described Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam

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right at this description, the

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the historians, the writers of Sierra, they say

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that many people have described or sold

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many, many xop, including southern Alabama with Albert Delano was a cousin of a sorceress alum who lived with him all his life. And he gave an he wrote one of the most eloquent descriptions of an Amazon seller. But to this day,

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the literature's of the Arabic language, they say that there is no description that matches the description of the law. And this was an illiterate by the woman. But it was a tradition of the Bible that they didn't actually they couldn't read and write, but they were extremely eloquent. And the and the language with them was that was Supreme. So they knew the Arabic language, absolutely perfectly. But reading it, it was something that they, you know, many of them didn't do so it's been which when we say illiterate, we are we don't mean that

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in any derogatory way.

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She was not illiterate in that sense, but meaning that she could not read or write, but eloquence was phenomenal. And let me therefore, put before you what she said, this is the English translation obviously, does not do justice to the original in Arabic and there are

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variations with with specific words and what she said and how she said it and why is used a particular word and Not another word and so on. People have written theses on this.

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So this is her description. She said I saw a man who was who was distinctly handsome, and have a beautiful countenance. He is well built, neither blemished by a big belly, nor disfigured by an unusually small head. The pupils of His eyes are very dark.

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His eyelashes are very long, and the area around the pupils is extremely, extremely white. In another in another narrations, he said that it appeared as if he had applied comb, you know, Soma,

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his eyebrows are perfectly close. She said his eyebrows were almost as if they were joined, they were not actually joined, there was a way in the center, which was visible, and if there was any strain if he was angry or some other strain, then this way and would stand out.

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His eyebrows are perfectly close. He has very dark hair, and a rather long neck and a thick beard.

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When he remains silent, he is ever contemplative. And when he speaks, eminence and splendor exhibit in his words, his words are like sliding stringed pearls.

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In other nations, he said his word his words are like string, like a string of pearls, one after the other.

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He is a gifted orator whose words are neither too few, not too many.

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He has the clearest one and the most audible voice as he speaks. When you look at him from afar, he is the most handsome of all people. And when you move closer to Him, He is the most pleasant of them.

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In another agency said when I look at him from afar, he stands out amongst his companions as if he's the tallest, although he may not be the tallest. And he said when he is when you when he's close to you when you speak to him, You are struck by is a class. By the way he addresses you the way he speaks to you.

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You will never be tired of looking at him. He is like a branch between two branches. He is the most hands

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Some of the three, and most important of them, he has companions who honor him. When he speaks, they listen to his words. And when he commands the Haitian, to carry out his orders, they serve and gather around him. He neither frowns, non acts.

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As you remember, this woman saw him once.

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That's it one day.

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And this is all after that, after, of course, after he met him, and so on. But this description was written after or was said, after she saw him just once to see the the eminence of

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what kind of intellect She must have had, what kind of observation faculty She must have had, in Islam, women have a huge, huge, huge position. The present patriarchy that we see around the world where women's are relegated to some, you know, ditch somewhere. And as if they have no existence, this is not Islam, believing this is not Islam, this has never been Islam. This is not Allah subhanaw taala. In general, this is not our elementary, this is not how he treated women. This is now not how the Sahaba treated women.

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This came much, much centuries later. And this is the result of patriarchal cultures, in different societies, which seem to have, you know, overpowered us and removed Islam from our lives is absolute tragedy be this something that should be completely and totally removed.

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Right. And unfortunately, this is a bit of an aside, and I'm going to stop saying this afternoon. Unfortunately, because of this, now there is a reactive

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risk reaction from from the women, which also makes no sense. So there's this ridiculous rebellion against everything. Women, you know, attempting to or claiming to do all kinds of stuff, none of that makes sense. So the issue is not to be needlessly reactive and, and confrontational but to understand what is the actual position of men and women in Islam, in Islam, men and women, there is no difference they are equal in every single aspect. There is difference in primacy of roles, there is no difference in between a man and a woman intrinsically, in terms of them as human beings, absolutely zero difference, there is no difference. A man is equal to a woman in every single

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They are equal to each other and duties are equal to each other and rewards the equal to each other in every respect.

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There is a difference in primacy of roles, what is a man supposed to do, which he will be held accountable for?

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If a woman does that, no problem if she does not do that she will not be held accountable for the man he's accountable. Similarly, what is it that a woman should do, which she will be held accountable for? If a man also does that or helps her no problem Alhamdulillah but if he does not do it, there is no sin on him, but she will be held accountable. There is a difference in these two and this is not my topic here. So we are not going to go further into this but just to underline this so here is my mama delana who's a woman who's a mother woman she's not a greatly educated, you know, professor from somewhere, but her position in the Sierra position in the Sunnah position in Islam is

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absolutely superior, there is no one who exceeds that in terms of what she gave and her contribution, which is the description of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is at a level which one cannot compare this to anything else.

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So this was my motto delana has a description of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So why must we are talking about why we must love Rosaura Selim. So what I began with the physical description, which is that here is a description of somebody who is so impressive and he was so beautiful and it was so amazingly, you know, it draws your love and your affection. Why would you not love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And remember, this description is being given by a person who at that time was not Muslim.

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We are going to keep the context in mind. We are not talking about somebody who was a Muslim who spent years in the company of Mr. Salah and therefore, you know, fell in love with him. No, this is one person who saw Mohammed salatu salam at that time she was not Muslim. When she met him, she was not Muslim. She saw him she saw him one time and this is what she has to say about him. alayhis salam,

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the radiance of our solar saucer the load from the face of enemies, Li Salam there many many

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any hobbies related to the shop if anybody has them many places, these have been rated.

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Just a couple of them for you. jabber when Samira Delano said, I saw him one full moon night, I looked at him. He was dressed in red and that red is actually a mistranslation, it was a, like a more, you know,

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dark orange kind of garment. I compared him with the moon and found that for me, he was better than the moon.

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Many of the body's own, they have said, the sun is brighter than the moon. So why did the Sahaba always mentioned Shannon's face? And why did they say the moon is Rosa, they said that the sun is brighter, but you can't look at the sun because it hurts your eyes. Whereas the moon, you can sit and look at the moon all night. And therefore the radiance of resources or salams face was such that it didn't hurt you. You would look at him and you would continue to look at him. The Sava is to do that. Now, both things that Zara used to do. This is a beauty. That's why I keep saying you know read the Syrah because the Syrah is fantastic. It gives you an understanding of what real Islam is.

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There were Sahaba, who looked at his blessed countenance, and they said we would look and we would not even blink, because we didn't want to lose even that, you know, the the time that it takes to blink an eye, we didn't want to lose even that from looking at it at his face.

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I know there are others are

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our the US of the law. For example. They asked him I described a Surah Surah Salaam to us. He said I cannot discern those. So this is what why can't you do service was that you spent so much time in his company. He said I cannot describe him, because I had never had the courage to look at him directly.

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Now, this was the other on the other side. They said he said I we did we he said I did not have the courage to look at him directly to you know for the eyes to me to look at the face. He said I always looked down I never looked at Nabi sallallahu Sallam directly and this is the other side of it is the other that they had for Allah Allah He was absent. So Allah blesses his own Ira mcvane and increase their the rajas and give them reward as only he can give jealous lol

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cabin Monica vellano said when he was pleased his face would shine

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with so bright a light that you would believe that it was a piece of the moon

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yeah that's our said the new of the face of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said it would shine it was as if there was a light bulb inside

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this is the sometimes you see people especially old Muslim men

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who have white beards.

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scholars of Islam people have spent their whole life in the service of Islam and so on. You look at their face you can literally well I can remember some people you look at their face it shines it literally says like like a light in the face. One of my my stars and my Muslim

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Mallanna salmaan nadwi from Durban

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now virgata you look at his face. So how am Allah tala protect him and mellows you know keep him give him a long real Mashallah now 82 or 83 May Allah gave him a long life and and perfect health inshallah. You look at his face. It's shy literally shines. He's been here he will be lectured in this hall as well. Many of you have met him well as one of the blessings of many people exactly. This is the this is the law of event. Now imagine this is Mohammed Salah Hollywood.

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Those who believe in Mohammed Salah Salama like that, what do you think, is himself? La salat wa salam.

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And then as we madiga vellano he said that I have never touched silk, or a silky garment softer than his hands, nor have I smelled a perfume or any scent nicer than his he's not talking about perfume that he says applied. He's talking about his body odor. This the smell of his sweat

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is very important. When you listen to hear or read

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something that people like Anna's Malik Alanna have said earlier with Alibaba Londo said, these are people who lived with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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The reason I'm saying that is because for example,

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somebody asked him, How do I know if I'm a good good person, man came and asked you how do I know have a good man? He said ask your wife.

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Another one came and said how do I know if I'm a good man? He said ask your neighbor. Now why is this a

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Ask your wife Ashley. Because with your wives with your husbands, generally there are no barriers. There should be no barriers. Also men if you are living in a marriage where you always have to wear armor, that's not a marriage. That's a field of battle. Who is winning? Many people treat marriages like this, they think the marriage is the field of Atlanta is my today I want the shot, we want the shot now, who counting 10 Oh, you still stood up. So another bank, right? This is not a marriage, this is a joke, bad joke at that. Now, you know, marriage should not be any barriers. And there are no barriers because you do not fear hurt from that person. If you have to guard yourself against

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your own wife, you have to guard yourself against your husband, what kind of marriage that so therefore, but at the other side of it is because there are no barriers. Most people are not on their best behavior when they are at home. They feel that well, you know, in front of my wife, I can do what I want. I can, you know, I don't want to go into description Anyway, my point is that people behave behave in ways which are which they will not do in front of other people where they are the best behavior, right? But I don't know. The issue is that is why I asked them if you are you a good person or as them because they are bearing the brunt of your reality.

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So if if they find that experience is good, then you are good.

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But you're good to the whole world. But when you come home you farm out everybody who throw things you stick up the place you do all kinds of absolute nonsense.

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The entire household is Heron and perish and because of you and then you go outside and you are the absolute epitome of good marriage, That's rubbish that is that is a joke that is false that is hypocrisy that is the * that is acting. Right?

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Don't go by that go by what people who are living with you on a daily basis have to say if they say you are a good person then you are a good person.

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So I have my I have this arrangement with my wife to say that if anyone asks her what kind of person I am, she will say I'm a good person shall

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I told you I will give you the live proof evidence of why we must love Rasulullah sallallahu Listen, let me make one thing absolutely clear the love for Mohammed Salah is Salam is the essence of Eman. It is a part of women. It is not

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something which is voluntary. It is not something which is discretional discretionary. It's not something that is left to you. Here is Mohammed Salah you feel like loving him love him if you don't feel like love him That's okay. You are fine with Allah No you're not. The love for mamas are seldom is a condition of human. If you do not love Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, then you are not a Muslim.

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You are outside of Islam, if you meaning if you hate him or if you dislike him and so on so on. To the extent that Allah subhanho wa Taala did two things.

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Now I don't think anything can be clearer than this. One, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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quantified and specified what the love of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam should be.

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Right? So if I say well, I love Mohamed salah and you asked me how much

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so how do I say that?

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Allah told us how to say it. Allah subhanaw taala gave us a meter to judge whether we love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or not

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and love him in which way love him as approved by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is the first thing which Allah subhanaw taala did did della della Lu when he defined the love for a socializer a seller. The second thing which Allah subhanaw taala gelato did was he directly ordered this.

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And then he said, If you do not have that, then get out and wait for my Assad wait for my punishment.

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On this basis, I say that one who does not love Allah, the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa sallam.

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The way Allah is described the one who does not do that is not a Muslim. Why do I say that not my fatwa. This is what the ayah tells us. Because who will who is assured of the Azov of Allah not a Muslim?

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What is the eye? The eye the eye from Surah Tauba

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where Allah subhanaw taala said, How will you manage shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.

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como que como la shirato? Boom.

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So this is one group number one, so count as we go. Well, why don't we start off to Moo ha second word ijarah don't talk show casada three, one. keynote oh no ha.

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So four things. The first group has four in it, the others are each so totally eight things. And I'll describe to you I'll tell you what they're how by Les Cohn comin Allah hemara su li he was he had in feasibility He further up. So hot Daya to La Brea was la hula hadeel Komal. Fast up

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duck Shona casada ha what is our auto duck Shona Casa de

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la comida la

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la, la la he was so he was he had in Viz IBD he

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Allah subhanaw taala counted out eight things.

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Those eight things which we love the most. Allah said say to them yahama Salah, Salah, if your fathers and mothers, your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, your wives and husbands and your relatives. So these are five things

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your parents, your children, your siblings, your spouse's and your relatives. Then number six, the wealth that you have accumulated, the wealth that you have learned and gained and eroded the world that you have accumulated. That is number six. Number seven, the commerce your businesses in which you fear a decline.

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And eight, the dwellings the houses that you build, in which you delight. You look at the house and Shangri La Mashallah, this is my house.

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And then what did Allah say? Allah said, if these are dear to you, I have

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a happy Lake home if these are dearer to now I want you to

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give me your attention.

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Look at the things that Allah subhanaw taala has described here. Love for parents, is it haram Allah

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not only is it halaal it has been taught Taki has been made it has been emphasized in the Quran not once several times.

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Honor your parents lower the wing of kindness to your parents obey your parents except when they tell you to disobey Allah and so on and so forth. Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned parents has honored parents has told us to be dutiful to them, to obey them and so on and so forth. So love for parents Alhamdulillah without me when you love your parents as a means of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala inshallah This is a bada in one of these dummies racetam said, if you look at your father with love, you don't even judge anything. You're just looking at him with love. Allah subhanaw taala will give you the reward of Hajj.

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of course father should be worthy of looking at with love.

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there's a there's a concomitant responsibility. Sometimes unfortunately, what happens is we have this tendency, for example, spouses, the husband will come to me, please tell my wife, what are my rights?

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Sure, of course, you have got rights on your wife, no doubt about that. no denying that. But your wife also has duty you also have duties towards the fulfilling of

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I fulfilling your duties towards your wife.

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Because if you were fulfilling your duties towards your wife, maybe this conversation was not required.

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Right. Is the wife has duties towards the husband? Is she doing them?

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She's very concerned. What is my husband's duty to me? Yeah, of course. Absolutely. No doubt about that. No deny husband has duties towards you. But are you

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fulfilling your duties towards the husband.

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If you are doing that maybe this combination is not required. So here we are talking about parents.

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We have our children have a duty towards the parents, there's no doubt about that. And this is not conditional. It's not that you have to respect your father, only the US met your father because he's your father, even if he's a hater, no problem, you still respect him. However, the Father, the mother also have a concomitant responsibility to become worthy of respect.

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If you are going to behave like a monkey, you will be graded, you will be treated like a monkey. We don't blame somebody for that, because this is what you brought on yourself.

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parents must be for example, you find parents, who will smoke, who will drink in the house, when they are in the family, they will curse they use foul language.

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And then we expect the children to respect you How is that going to happen? Tell me. I still remember. When I first came back from America, in 2000, I was invited to a family gathering. So it was a whole big Kuma habila, which had got together. And usually I mean, every time they invited me for a meal, I've never had a free meal, anybody's also invited me to a meal, they say please say something. So I want to pay for my meal. And the ones who are listening, they have to pay for their meal by listening to me. So anyway, that's the deal. So I was asked to speak something. You know, before I started speaking, one of the young ones at that time, he must have been maybe 1213 years

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old or something. He came and whispered something in my ear.

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Allah is witness.

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What he said to me, I know what he said if he remembers, he will know.

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And he's not one of you here so don't lie. Don't look at each of the faces.

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You know what he said to me? He says to be our anchor illovo dialogue is Amina Mercado.

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Baraka Raja,

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he is telling he's talking about his own parents, he's talking about his uncles and aunts.

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He tells he whispers he tells me tell them don't use up other people's properties, tell them don't eat up other people's lands, don't eat up other people's properties.

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My point is, if this is your this is the actual impression you have created on your children.

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You lie you cheat, you bribe you steal other people's things, you do all of this and you expect your children are going to love you How is that

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they will still honor you because of the duty towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. So your son might not curse you or might not curse you. They will still be an umbrella all power to them but you are going to be in serious problem before Allah subhanho wa Taala because of your behavior, don't don't think that you know children have two children. As I said, children still must honor you There is no doubt about that children must still be respectful towards you. I'm not saying but the parents have an equal responsibility to be respect to be respectable.

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And if you don't do that, then you know well Allah May Allah May Allah forgive us. So here Allah subhanaw taala is counting out things, love for parents, love for your children. Again, when we love our children, when you do target for the children, this is a bother before Allah subhanaw taala will reward you, your children are your sadaqa jariya

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whether your children are savoiardi or azabu jharia This is for you to decide this is how you bring them up. But they are going to be their deeds are going to be for you after you die.

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Your brothers and sisters Allah subhanaw taala What did Allah say about the brothers? Allah said something about Muslim Brotherhood, blood brotherhood, actual family Brotherhood is you know if anything even more than that.

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One simple thing that Allah subhanaw taala said Is he said forgive your brother or sister 70 times seven, Daddy's A man came to salah and he said,

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my slave, my server does all kinds of things. How much How many times should I forgive him?

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Rosaura Sallam said 70 times

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and then he said every day

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70 times each day

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and that is for a servant.

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So how much more for your brother

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This is the

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please understand is you know we like to talk about the answer and the big role and the who, the who was of the Sava, the Brotherhood of the Sahaba how they loved each other and how they were together with each other and so please

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This is not accidental.

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This is not accidental, this is not some was

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decided and blew over them and everyone No, this is the result of effort. This is the result of forgiving each other over and over and over and over.

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It does not happen easily, but it can be done even today. It is as easy as that. To finish all the divisions of this oma, if we are willing to forgive each other,

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nothing more is required.

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Entire omata Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam whatever our number is, people keep on

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mentioning various numbers with great authority, I don't know where they get the numbers wrong, or whatever that is.

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All of the divisions of the Summa

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we'll be gone like that. If we do only one thing, which is we follow this habit of Amazon seller forgive each other 70 times every single day.

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That is all there is required nothing what is required.

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So this is the issue of brothers and sisters, then,

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spouses I already mentioned that rights of each other duties of each other. The Nika is a Nevada.

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That nikka is the thing which happened before we came to this earth. And then nikka is the thing which will remain after we leave this life.

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I don't know how many of you ever thought of the new guy in that context. The nega avala is all done in this world. Except the nega nega was done before this world. The nega Avada la Salam and Ali Salaam, Allah subhanaw taala didn't Jana

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and then nica the relationship of the husband and wife will remain after we after we leave the items of Sonia sin well as I said in the agenda, home was worth home fees in our in ally chemotherapy.

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They will be in shade and they will be on our beautiful couches and so on. Yeah.

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Well, I was looking at me she's saying Yeah, Baba Chinese who Thai jaggery

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but all the problems of this life will not be there.

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So my nagging won't be there and so on and so forth. So you know, you can relax

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this nigga this spouse's, then

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what about

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wealth? What about halaal? income?

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The world owes us one minute front of your Lambo the world Rob Rob dorama de la Vela. No one was this.

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Hannah Lara

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was one of the people who will be rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala is the person who does business Helen to do business holiday according to the Sunda opera, Mr. Salim is a bother. So the wealth you accumulate is not referring to some interest income that you got from somewhere he's talking about halaal income and under the law.

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business in which you fear a decline? Yes, businesses, their businesses halaal because there is a possibility of decline. And we have obviously we fear it, maybe it goes up maybe it goes down. We ask Allah subhanaw taala we make dua

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and the last one,

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the houses you build, again, I'm not talking about you build a house with our money and right as I'm in therapy, no. You're talking about Allah Allah. Allah Allah. Allah, Allah Allah.

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Allah Allah Allah has I'm in Rwanda

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So anyway, the house is now the reason I'm talking about this and mentioning all of these is to for you to emphasize this point, that all the things which Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in this ayah are all good things are all things which we should love, which we should appreciate and so on. But what is Allah saying here? is Allah saying God love your parents anymore? Don't love your children anymore. Don't let your spouse know Allah not say that. Allah saying you love all of them. Alhamdulillah very nice. But if you love them more than you love Allah, if you love them more than you love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and if you love them more than these two people

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there is a big problem

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I have pile a comin Allah He was holy now.

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Unless it was you had in feasibility, what is that you had in feasibility? Allah is saying it is not enough for you to claim I love Allah more than anybody else. I love Mohammed more than anybody else. salatu salam, Allah says prove it. Show it and that showing that proof is GRP Sevilla struggle in the path of Allah working for the deen of Allah giving supremecy and primacy to the order of Allah over everything else giving supremecy and privacy to the son Nava masala Salah over everything else.

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You love Mohammed Salah Salah, show it you love Allah show it not enough to claim

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I have pile a comb, if all of these are more beloved to you. mean Allah He then Allah wa Sunni he then Hamas Allah Allah Allah wa sallam Dan is messenger, what do you have in visa v than working in the path of Allah subhanaw taala then what does Allah say? Allah subhanho wa Taala is bhullar shall carry Allah subhanho wa Taala is Monaco some Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah

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Almighty, Allah subhanho wa Taala is by Nicole month, June July 20 gram

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Allah says, Patara bazoo, get out,

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get out, bought off, vanish, disappear, go and hide in some corner, but my Azov will find you have to allow me to go and wait for my Agha go and wait for my order my decision of punishment which will come to you.

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And Allah subhanaw taala reiterates that and says one Lola

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Allah does not guide the people who are rebellious. Allah does not guide the people who do not love Allah more than anyone else. Allah does not guide the people who do not love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam more than anyone else, and it is my personal experience in life one life. Allies witness my personal experience in life.

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I have seen people guided to Islam who were in terms of their actions. I don't know any murderers but other than that.

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I know people who did anything possible and most things unmentionable.

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They were not Muslim, they were machico they were too far. They drank they fornicated they did drugs they did. They lied, they cheated. They did all kinds of stuff. Allah guided them.

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Allah guided them they came to Islam or hamdulillah they have beautiful brothers and sisters.

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But in my experience,

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I also know many people

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are disrespectful to Allah is Allah is Allah

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who deny his or her this?

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who reject his hobbies?

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Who do not speak about him with respect?

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Who just say mama said his mama said that now the will that

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in their actions.

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These people have beards. These women average up. They pray five times a day. They read Quran. They know Koran well

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I have seen them. The beard went

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the hijabs went, the Salah went the Quran went and they went

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I have not seen a single one of them.

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Who got hit that

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this did on that false aqeedah of disrespect for Mohammed Salah Raju Salah, and they died on that false Akita of disrespectful amasa I have not seen a single one who came back.

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Well Allah, that does not mean that Java is not there. Java is there for everybody including those people if they make that one. shalonda Stan yochanan Allah will give them a that Allah subhanaw taala will forgive their sins. I have no doubt about that either. But

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where Allah Allah, maybe they did not make Toba. I have not seen a single one come back.

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It started with speaking about masala disrespect and then of course

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When you have no respect for NaVi then we have no respect for Sona. So why the beard? Why the dress why this why that why the hijab that is not required This is not required. What about salado? salamin? Salamis I know

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there's no need for Salah

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salons aren't

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registered. That's why I tell you very very seriously.

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Learn your deen

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there is no substitute for knowledge. Johanna is not ignorance is not an option.

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Learn your deal.

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Only when we learn our Deen. Can we practice this deed properly? This Deen is not a set of rules and regulations do this don't do that. No. Those are also there. But they arise they come out of a foundation.

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There is a wellspring of goodness that arises that that creates these rules. And that Wellspring that that that foundation that foundation of goodness is the dialogue with Allah Subhana Allah Allah and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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and that's why I say the kalama itself. La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, is this a Statement of Information? Or is it a statement of a relationship which one?

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relationship relationship? La ilaha illa Allah there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. This is a matter of relationship. That is why I worship Allah subhanho wa Taala is not an inflammation

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enjoys in the whole world has asked anybody ask any Hindu any seek any Christian who do the Muslim, Muslim worship only Allah information? Yes.

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But when you say Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie lie.

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This is my relationship with my rajala gelato that I worship only him. I asked for help only from him. He cannot. He cannot stay or lie. I have yours. It's on this basis that I make.

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I ally as though I don't ask anyone as commonly used for giving.

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Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are not talking about an Arab leader. We are not talking about a tribal elder. We are talking about Muhammad Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa Salaam, my Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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The Habib of Allah Jalla Jalla Whoa,

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my relationship with my enemy sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which supersedes my relationship with every single creature on the face of the planet.

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This is the statement of the caliber is this. Now if you don't understand the spirit of this caravan

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then how will you act on this caliber?

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And very clearly, he said the one who says La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah with a class will enter Jannah

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they asked in Arizona law, what is the meaning of your class of Laila Illallah Muhammad Rasul Allah, he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the last of the kalama

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is to do what Allah ordered, and to leave what Allah ordered

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to do the halon and leaves around

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the Amman. That's why I say Islam is the name of a practice. It is not the name of a theology. It's not the name of a philosophy. It is not the name of a theory. It's the name of a practice. And the example I always give is that of martial arts.

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Whether it is Judo whether it is like you know, whether it is karate, whether it is going for whatever it is, a person who is an expert in that is who who knows how to do it or not who knows about it. I can memorize all the books on Kung Fu. I can I can write a PhD on Kung Fu.

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But when it comes to a fight, I'm flat on the ground because I don't know kung fu.

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I cannot be deemed to know kung fu until I can do Kung Fu. That is the meaning of Islam. I cannot be deemed to be a Muslim until I'm doing Islam.

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Not by knowing about Islam, not by memorizing the Quran, not by memorizing all the key terms of Hadees

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none of that makes me a Muslim.

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What makes me a Muslim is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah with a class in the heart, unless we work on the heart, nothing else

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Makes sense.

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Unfortunately this we have left we have reduced Islam to a bunch of words

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which we teach which we learn which we memorize which we regurgitate in the name of examinations because certificates foreign we go home and we think our job is done it is not even started, forget about done. It hasn't even started. That is why we have to work on the art. The mosquito nurse water bottle o'clock which begins with the Sierra mohammadu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa he was Abu Salah

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was Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah He wasabia Jain erotica or hamara Amin. We will now break for some tea and snacks and then we will come back in Sharla