Living By The Seerah Today – Session 6

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Nylander Illa salatu salam, ala Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Amara sisters. It is the Huck of Nami sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that when his name is mentioned, that is mathies and Salat and Salam on hymns and doodles on him. So please do that need not be done loudly you can do it soft softly, but always let it not pass by without saying at least sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the more you do the better inshallah, this is the only zeker Allah subhanaw taala rewards us for all kinds of vivid any mention of the name of Allah subhanaw taala his blessed attributes, any reading of the Quran, salah and so on and so forth. All of these are Vicar of Allah Subhana Allah and

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inshallah masan Allah subhanaw taala will reward us for all of them but the only the Quran about which rasuna Salim said that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will reward you for every one time that you send salah and Salah on me Allah subhanho wa Taala will send Salam on you 10 times.

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Allah will send Salam on you 10 times, for every single time you send Salam on me, the only Vicar where Allah will send salah and Salam on the person making the vicar is the duros of is a doodle under surah salsa. So, let us try to do that

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as much as possible inshallah. And this is a very blessed thing. And there are many many puzzle of the route that is not my subject here now. So we will not go into that, but it is one of the best as Garofalo Samantha's try to do as much as possible. Every time is mentioned. We come to the second quality by which aerosolised restaurant stood out,

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which is his kindness. Now,

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unfortunately, among the many things that we have left,

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this is perhaps the thing that we have left the most.

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Right, we have become generally speaking, of course, there are obviously there are exceptions and we want to be among those exceptions. But generally speaking, we have become very hard and harsh people.

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There's no compassion, there's no kindness. Rosaura Sallam said many things. For example, one of the things he said was that he said that the

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the oma is such that he said the oma is like a body. If the head pains, the whole body knows the pain, right? So if there is any pain, anywhere, any suffering anywhere, then it is a sign and mark of compassion, to feel that suffering, not simply to feel it, but to do something about it that doing something is a second stage after you feel the need for it. Today, if you look at if you if you look around us, right, I'm not even talking about the big ticket items like what is happening with the Rohingya? Or what's happening with this with this with Syria or Yemen? I am talking about Generally, if you look around us, is there any shortage of poverty? Is there any shortage of people

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who are deprived from basic necessities of life? What is it that we are giving up to help those people?

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I'm not talking about the cat, because the cat is for the cat is the differentiator between human and gopher we are not talking about I'm talking about more than Zakat, what more are we giving? As I said, there are people who are giving a hamdulillah May Allah bless them and and sustain that. But what about the rest of us? What is it more that we are giving? Every time you buy yourself something? Right? If you iserver nucleaus? Or whatever it is? Do we think about somebody else?

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You think about also buying for somebody else? Do we even think about giving away your old things which are in good condition to somebody else? Or do we just pile up and pile up and pile up and we have covered and cupboards and cupboard full of clothes. Some of them you don't even wear that one time in a year because there are so many of them.

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And yet they are there

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and only when you are dead that somebody will will distribute them because nobody wants them at that at that point in time.

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This kindness was something which was so characteristic of a saucer. There are many, many, many incidents about the kindness of an Amazon seller. Right some of them you have heard many times but hamdulillah there is Baraka and in reminding ourselves again and again about the beauty and the

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beauty, the beauty of his life, Re ceram so we'll we'll talk about some of these, some of these incidents of of kindness.

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For example, if you look at the AMA

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deliberating looking at, you know, some of these so called small things, but they're not small in any way. We will be looking at things which are very significant. Take the incident which we have all heard about this woman who was standing by the wayside. She had a baggage with her. And Rosaura Salam came by and he asked her, why are you Why are you here? She said, I'm waiting for someone to help me to carry this baggage to the place where the caravan start from socialism said, I will help you he picked up the bags. He picked up our luggage on his head. And he and this elderly lady they are walking to the place where the caravans gather. So he asked her, I said, Where are you going?

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She said, I'm leaving Makkah.

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I am leaving Mackenzie Wiley macabre. This is a very strange thing. Why would you leave your hometown? She said, because I am sick and tired of this man called Mohammed.

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So now as a result of what has said says to him, What has he done to? He said, No, he did not do anything to me what you know, he is preaching some religion because of which

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families are being broken up and parents are leaving children, children are having parents and so on and so forth. And we worshipped our gods. Now he wants us to worship only one God, and so on. So I am I

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am tired of this. And she's, you know, goes on with this. And just listening to her. And he's helping her as she walks along. And she says, you know, you are such a nice person. So kind of you you are helping me with this baggage and so and all of this and so on so forth. And when they finally reach the place, he puts it all down. And she said you know what can I pay with a no nothing until I helped you visit she is so impressed. Oh my god, you're not even taking anything. You know. Thank you so much. As far as what is your name? He said my name is Mama.

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So she says Which one? He says Zamani we're talking about.

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He said you are the same person as me suppose

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she said if you are the same person and why am I leaving McCann going

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so he said I don't know.

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So she's a PhD

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please take my legs back I'm not hungry legs if you are that person that I believe in you

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know he didn't he didn't present his loved one. I think that's why I say people believed Mohammed Salah Salah before they believed in Muhammad Rasul people came to Islam because they loved Mohammed Salah Ali was

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not because they were convinced by some complicated arguments and this and that no.

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lesson for us.

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How am I leading my life?

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Who is I'm not saying lead your life to impress anybody because we want to lead our lives. inshallah was done with sincerity for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. But the effect of the life

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where is it felt?

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What do people say about you?

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What do those people say about you? When you are not watching? You're not listening? How do they refer to you? What do they say about you?

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Why do they say that? Whose life are you and I impacting positively? That is the question to ask.

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They've been hydrosol vellano. us a little boy.

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And long story of how he came to be in the household Rosella. But leaving their story aside he was assigned to

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say that he is a cobra delana she gave him they've been harissa as a slave. Because of him. Casasola immediately freed him.

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He never kept any slaves, he freed him. And he kept him as a member of his household.

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So then we have is our velana says there are no says one day Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam gave me some money and told me to get something from the market. This isn't my cup. So he said I went with the money. And on the way I met some of my friends they were playing a game I forgot about my errand. I joined the game and I got involved in the game were you running around or playing and so on as well?

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narosa Sonam is waiting here is this young boy he sent him to the market he doesn't come back for wrong times obviously. Now worried because you know maybe something haven't really got kidnapped. I wonder what happened. So Rosa Rosa salon now went searching for him.

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He found him playing this game.

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So he called him

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then as I said, I suddenly got very frightened because you know, and I was sent for something and sort of doing that I'm playing this game. So I got very worried. And I thought I'm going to get a beating or something. But he said Salaam smile. He said what I would do is a jasola for what? I was playing skip. He said okay, don't worry

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Give me the money where is the money? I'll go and get the thing myself. So they are now searching my pockets, money's gone. Whatever cash cash was there it fell somewhere is I looked here and there, I can't find the money. So he did not do the job. He went got involved in some games aware. Plus he lost the manuals.

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Here azura Saracen smiled. And he said to him, finish your game and come home,

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finish your game and come home

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and has been Malik.

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Another young boy must have been maybe eight or nine years old or something like this. When de la silla made a change and came to Medina, the mother of one has been Malika vilano she brought him and said, jasola This is my son, I am giving him to you to serve you and be your servant.

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He also entered his household, he was treated like a son. Nobody treated him like a servant, and has been Malik remade with him until his last day in Medina, which is a period of 10 years.

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And as Malik said, I was a young boy.

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I used to, you know, do what young boys do. I would forget things I would tell me do something I would do something else. All of this. He said in that whole period of 10 years. Not only did Rosaura salon not reprimand me. Not only did he not criticize me, he said even on his blessed face, there was never even a wrinkle on his forehead with regard to my behavior.

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He never showed the slightest displeasure or anger with me, no matter what I did

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is one of the greatest problems. So

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he's a he's one of the one of the people who have merited many hobbies. And the best thing about his life which I always remember and record and ask Allah subhanaw taala for this is that as Monica Delano said that after as soon as Allah passed away, he would see it as well as Alyssa made his dream every single night and validate.

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Later, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the desire and the in the ruya optimism in our region.

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And to enable us to meet him on the day of judgment on his house, and to receive the water of alcocer from his hand inshallah Mr.

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rossano salaam demonstrated kindness throughout his life.

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In incident after incident after incident,

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many incidents, I don't want to narrate incident after incident, I think what I've said is enough jela The key thing now is to look at ourselves and say, what is it that I'm doing in my life,

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which is kindness.

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We understand kindness is not necessarily something you do, or actually it is not even something you do because somebody has to.

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Kindness is what you do because you are you.

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Whether anyone did good to you or not, this is how you behave. Because this is how you this is who you are.

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As a wrestler, in Medina, one of his sworn enemies, one of his greatest enemies,

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was the head of the munafo

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Abdullah bin solo

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when he died,

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his son was a hobby. He was a Muslim.

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Women's All right, so his son Abdullah in a way, or Delano, he came from Jerusalem and he said, My father has passed away. And he knew who his father was, he knew what his father used to do and so on and so on. So here is a son trying to help his father as much as he can. So he said, Yeah, so I have a request. Can you please give me your shirt? Can you give your garment

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to be used as a government for my father? He's trying to get the Baraka from the person of Salah for the forgiveness of women solo.

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Then he said also can you come and do this Allah tell janazah for my father,

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as soon as he agreed to both, he took off his shirt, and he gave it to him. Now, remember, this is the clothing of the Nabi sallallahu Sallam which has been in contact with the body of a Surah Surah Salaam, WA

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can be something of greater Baraka the net.

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women's role is buried in that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam stood for his urato gerasa over the catalana game to him stood in front of him and he said Dr. Zola, this man is the is an enemy of Islam. This man did everything possible to harm you while he was alive

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right? And there's nothing good in this man.

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Please do not lead Serato gerasa for him. Now he says I'm told over mosaic.

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The mosaic

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seven Ramu decide. masala Salam led the salado janazah of waving solo

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and then he buried him.

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Right after that Allah subhanaw taala revealed the Kalam the ayat of Surah Tauba as it even if you ask forgiveness for these people 70 times Allah will not forgive them.

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This is the Rama follows vadodara towards his nebby Mohammed Salah that Allah did not reveal this is before the salado journal because it would have been like a, you know reprimand to the vajrasana setup. If the I it was revealed that he would not have reached out to Jenna but after that Allah not only did Allah says Allah also said thereafter Allah said do not stand on their coverage they do not praise arato janaza for these people,

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the items are very clear, right.

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Now my point is, this is apart this is Angela this minilite Allah whatever Allah does, also shows us one of the side very important side lessons is that there is no Baraka in anything unless your own personal actions are in accordance with the deen of Islam.

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If you do not have Eman if you do not do good deeds, if you do not please Allah subhanaw taala if you go against Allah, if you go against Mohammed Salah Salah, then even the Baraka of rasulillah, salam, person and person will not save you from the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala the I don't think there is anything, any evidence which is stronger than this. It's a story of wavin saloon, that even though he was buried in the clothing of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam even though and visualizzare beam self braid is urato janaza Allah subhanaw taala openly declared and said Allah will not forgive him and will not forgive these people meaning the moroccon even if you ask

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forgiveness for them submarine Amara 70 times

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they asked for solar cells on the car solar, this is the eyes which has come. And what do you say, Sir, sir, even in that state, he says, If I knew that Allah will forgive us. If I asked 71 times, I will ask 71 times.

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This is the meaning of Venice here is a man being kind to somebody who's going to have courses, it's normal it is it should happen. If it doesn't happen, then it's a fault of yours. But here is a man who was not the man who, in the Battle of heart, he took away his people and left so the Visa Center was left with

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half the army.

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Right now, in many ways III, this is not my decision on web server, but I'm saying that in every single possible way that he could harm the visa Salamis, he tried his best.

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Yet Rasulullah sallallahu did not deny him anything, including at the end also Lazarus alum did his best.

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So that the man would be forgiven for whatever he had done is the machine of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah subhanaw taala had decreed something else but the prophets analyzer if you say what was the conduct of the of the messenger, Mohammed Salah, his conduct was to seek forgiveness for the one who harmed him.

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Now question is,

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what is our level of kindness? That's something to think of, this does not mean that you are not kind of just saying let us think about these things. Let us reflect on them. And let us try to ensure that we at least aspire to the standard that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam set for us.

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I'm not saying we have to read the standard. Obviously, we can't but we have to a standard is there for a reason. The standard is there for us to aspire towards it.

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Right. Last one, in terms of differentiation, is the issue of obey obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, this is one of the to me one of the biggest differentiators and one of the

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Biggest proofs of the truthfulness of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the fact that he was a messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala is this issue of obeying Allah Himself. If you look at different kinds of or different, you know, kinds of law, especially medieval times, pre medieval times, and so on. So, what,

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including today, for example, if you take today, if you take British law today, the Queen

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Elizabeth the Second, or the head of the Queen of England, or the King of England, not only here as a person, but this the the position, the head of state of the of Britain is the king of Queen, and the king or queen is above the law,

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the Queen cannot be cannot be prosecuted in a British court of law.

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So jokingly, they used to say when earlier we're talking about President Trump, visiting, you know, coming to the UK and people didn't want him and there's all these protests against, against is coming. They used to say that the only person who can kill him and get away with it is the queen, because she can't be prosecuted in a British courtroom, so she can kill him and nothing will happen to him. Now, point a point being that dogs are bad, even today, we have systems legal systems where the head of the state or the or whichever is the supreme leader is above the law, that law does not apply to them.

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famous German or Louis the 14th, somebody of France, somebody said to him something about the law, he said I am the law.

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Right. So like,

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he was the legislator on behalf of Allah Subhana.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala sent some akam he sent some laws and rules and regulations in the Quran, clearly, orders of Allah. In other cases, Allah subhanaw taala and many of those things which I mentioned in my last class, Allah subhanaw taala gave blanket permission to rubbish asylum to say whatever you wanted.

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And Allah said, that is the law for you.

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Right over you to Rasul Allah, Allah. Allah said, whoever obeys the messenger has obeyed Allah

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blanket statement.

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Unless Rhonda doesn't take from him whatever he gives you, and leave whatever he tells you to live

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namaha takamura Zulu whatever the Russell gives you for Whoa, whoa, hold on, take it

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mama ha Come on, who Fanta Whoa, whatever, he stops you from stop

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whatever it is,

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irrespective, whatever it is.

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So the facade isn't a bad one, and he could have said you know, this issue of such and such. Take for example, five, four Salawat These are for you does not apply to me. He would have said that.

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Did you ever say that? Did Nebuchadnezzar ever miss a Salah in the masjid? Except when he was traveling when he would pray outside? Very wherever he was traveling, but when he was in Medina

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Did he ever miss Do you have evidence to say he missed any single Salah in the masjid, even when he was sick and he was sick to the point where he could not stand? He could not walk. He got two people to carry him into the masjid. They said we saw his feet were dragging. He could not even hold his own weight. They were carrying him and his feet were dragging on the on the ground.

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If there was anyone who could have said that I have a separate special connection with Allah. I don't need this Allah this allies for you. If there was someone who was justified or would be justified to say it was the prophets, Allah, Allah is Allah. He never said.

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We know the famous story of this lady from Croatia who stole something and then after due process of law, she was sentenced for her hand to be amputated.

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And Osama bin Zayed delarue they came to him

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and they said to him, You are a favorite of Rosaura Salah, because our bin Zayed was the son of Zayed bin harissa. And they'd been preserved until Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the ayah saying that

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Omar

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Omar Muhammad about marriage alikum Allah said he is not a the father of eight

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Have the men among you until that is and then the prohibition on adopting and giving your name to a child. Until then they've been arisa as soon as a solemn and there's a whole story actually, maybe I should tell you that story as well because that's part of the kindness, a wake up to that. So, Nebuchadnezzar took him in the, to the harem in front of the Kaaba and he declared that he is my son and he is be His name is a bin Mohammed. Sir. So he was known as a bin Mohammed. Now his son Musa was a was like a grandson of Asana. He grew up in his house.

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So they said to him, go and intercede on behalf of this lady, please tell us, Rosalind that she comes from a very, you know, big family, powerful family.

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And this amputation of the hand and so on. It doesn't look nice. So can he change the punishment, give something else, maybe she can pay a fine, or whatever that case might be? Can she do that? They've been Osama's. They said, when I said to him, he said his blessed face changed color. He became red with anger, he came into the masjid, he said, he stood on the member, and he said, if this was Fatima bint Mohammed, if this lady was my own daughter, I would have given her the same punishment, because he said the role of Allah subhanho wa Taala are there for everyone.

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He did not say, in my case, it is different in applies to somebody has no he said even if it was my own daughter, this is the punishment that would have been given because this is the head of

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obedience to Allah subhana wa Jalla Jalla.

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irrespective of what

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this was the was one of the basis on which rasuna Sara Sara stood

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and differentiated on this basis.

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So once again, we look at ourselves and say, What is the level of my obedience to Allah Samantha? Martinez, I remind myself when you that Allah subhanaw taala, gold has this very clearly. And this is something which we accept and understand for everything except religion, which is that benefit comes only from complete practice.

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Right? Today, dieting is a big fad.

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So everyone is on some diet or the Paleo diet and this diet and keto diet, and the anti diet is of course standard for us otherwise.

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So you have people who are on these diets and they're they stick to that religious they will not go but other people, you ask them, you know what, you know, today, I had reason to or I had this and which is your basically you call it a cheat day and you achieve while cheating yourself.

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So you have on now, results are very clear, the one who's doing all this. There's no there's no change in his typography, right.

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So, even with that, irrespective of anything, if you want expertise in something, if you want to gain the maximum benefit of something, you have to do that continuously that 10,000 hour rule, you have to do that

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fully and completely.

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Partial practice does not get you results.

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Now, this is something which we understand about everything. Nobody will say I went to college to study something, but I will read only half the books.

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Nobody. Even something like this, you won't even say

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because you know how stupid that sounds. But with religion unless it even does in Amano, the whole official Mika further Villa de watershed in our covadonga when Allah said enter into Islam fully and completely, this we don't do we do it selectively? I like something I do it I don't like something I don't do it.

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And then we wonder we say why has Allah abandoned us and why is why are not accepted and this and that and

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we know why?

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We know when

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I give you an example.

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Because of who I am and what I do I get invited to all kinds of meetings most of them I don't attend but those items and these are meetings of the leaders of the Muslim community. So there are business people in that there are academicians and that there are all of our in that and almost all the meetings are centered towards what do we need to do to help our situation in this country or globally? Muslims are under pressure from everywhere and there's a lot of oppression and so on and so forth and out. You know, luxury do not look good. So what must we do to change the situation unless witness

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I have never

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Ever, ever heard, irrespective of who was in this meeting, including meeting of Allah,

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I have never once heard somebody say, the first thing we need to do to change our situation is Roger Illallah is to turn to a loss of manager, we need to do our own Islam first. So what are we going to do to change in our lives and to bring about change in society?

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Let us look at that. Not one single meeting,

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not even meeting of Allah I'm saying this openly let your ama hear this.

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Not one single meeting all kinds of complicated and complex and convoluted schemes and strategies. This is what we must do politically and so many seats we have to win and this constituency and that constituency and every conceivable thing on the face of the earth except the result of a man out there.

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And then you will stand here and somebody will say Hola, marechal moto. Tillman, come on Tasha, one Zulu mothership.

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You really believe that?

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Do you really believe that? That the world belongs to Allah? That he gives control and it gives authority to who he wants and it takes it away from who you want? Do you really believe this? Or this is bunkum.

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Tell me

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if you really believe this, if you don't believe this, Allah Allah by the eyes of the hora if you really believe this, then when you want to talk about control, how can you talk to everybody else except the one was it?

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Seriously, I'm saying how is it that obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala is not a part of Muslim strategy globally.

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how or why,

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even where we have made everything into a meaningless ritual.

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So in many Muslim organization meeting starts with the recitation of the Quran. So somebody will come and they will recite Surah Fatiha or some other items of karate and most of the recited badly without such words and so on and so forth. But that's a different issue. So they will do some recitation of the Quran finished.

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ritual over now. You talk about everything under the sun except the one who can make a difference in your life.

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Why? Because that is inconvenient. If that's the reality, the bottom line is it is inconvenient if I say and acknowledge the fact that the only one who can change my situation is Allah Jalla Jalla who and he has put a condition to say be obedient. If you want me to obey you if you want me to listen to you.

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What is Asada? kaiba The Annie for India, Kareem huji. Buddha de fall yesterday Bulli Well, you mean ob La La home your Sharon. Carlos Rhonda said when my slave asks about me, I am close to him. Let him ask me I will give him but two conditions, let him obey me for yesterday Bulli, let him obey me Well, you mean obey and let him have him or let him have faith in me long years ago, so that he may be rightly guided.

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So if we want Allah subhanho wa Taala, to change our condition, if we want Allah subhanaw taala to change our state.

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What must we do?

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obedience to Allah.

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How did our state become like this? A lot owners very clearly. Allah said Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change it themselves.

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Meaning Allah does not change the good condition of a people until they destroyed themselves from within

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is the meaning of the I usually it's quoted wrongly.

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But the actual meaning of the eyes, Allah does not change the good condition of a people

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until they change it themselves, meaning that they become disobedient. They do all kinds of things that they should not do and so therefore Allah allows the principle of cause and effect to happen.

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So if we have reached this stage, and we know why we reached this stage by the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala and we want this to change what must we do?

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obey Allah?

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What's the rocket science of this?

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So that's what I'm saying today. It's a really heavy leaf if any of you are your experiences different Bella, you know in Greece that what my experience of every single meeting

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people

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Running Muslim organizations, people, business people,

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corporate political people, you know, academicians, professionals, and all our office lab.

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Milan has one soft is one so so and so says on. Not one single sentence will be spoken about how can we bring about Islam in the oma is law in our society as a strategy to change our situation in this country? Nobody.

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Why?

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This is the lesson from the life of Islam.

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That the help of Allah will come if we are obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala not otherwise

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not otherwise.

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And that is why rasulillah salam after he in the Battle of butter after he did the preparation, his students Allah.

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Allah said the Iola ramen was to you know, be somebody who doesn't

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take the help of Allah subhanaw taala with sabar and Salah summer is to do your best, completely exhaust all possibilities, do everything that you need to do.

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And Salah is to make the after that the Salah is to prevent the server from becoming a problem for you is to take out the possibility of kibber from Subbu

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to take out the possibility of arrogance from your effort, you don't fall into the trap of feeling that oh, this is because of me. No.

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You do all this and you stand before Allah is he alive? Nothing I'm helpless. You're not just saying this. This is the actual reality I have done whatever I need to do. But you are the one who has to put the life into this thing. Because only you can give it life. I am sick I have taken medicine Yala. There is no power in the medicine you have to put the Shiva in the medicine for the medicine to

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have an effect

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nebuchadrezzar Busan is de la vida Eric

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he had a very bad headache. I love Marissa such relationship with Allah subhanaw taala Musa is a Library Manager. So musasa headaches. So what does he do Is he alive adding a lot of

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yellow What should I do massages go to that three LS one says go to that tree, take those leaves, grind them and apply very good. So musasa goes that is his grand supplies had gone after some days he had a headache again. So he goes to the tree takes the leaf grinds applies nothing happens. headache is still there.

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Yeah, the thermea velocimeter headache is still there. musasa Yala.

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I applied the leaves.

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Allah says did you ask me first

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is the Shiva the leaves are in me, your ally you have to ask Allah please do

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not

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leave because we live in a world of material means chatter has convinced us that everything lies in material. So even when we are in difficulties, you are looking for solutions in material

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whereas the solution is with Allah subhanaw taala

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now lip service we all do. I'm sure anybody who will see this he would say oh come on come neighbor Cabo for karaca.

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Alex alleged

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alleged cartel to Allah semantic UI which only Allah does if Allah does the How come you don't ask Allah smarter? Now you are correct workaround enable can a immutable camera correct? A meeting me How is Allah subhanaw taala not a formal part of your strategy.

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I do this routinely I my business consulting Muslim business families

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when we talk about organizational values you we do the value workshop as well. So I tell them please write down your why what are your core values?

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Again, allies witness May Allah help us not one single Muslim family business family who I did this exercise for put on put the reader of Allah as a core value for themselves. Not one

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and they're not engaged in some illegal business or Arabs you know, doing good stuff hamdulillah the values that they put are good values. But I am saying where is the rhythm of foreigners mantra? How come you don't put the rhythm of Allah as a core business ideal of yours? I am running this business to please Allah subhanho wa Taala

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How can we know you

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Shabbat Shalom

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gallinarum shalamar

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one as you would

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expect that the Mashallah

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we have trust and that's why I said this course is not about stories. This course is about relating it back to ourselves. What am I doing? What is the position of the reader of Florida for my counselor obedience to Allah subhanho wa sallam stood out on this basis. The Sabbath stood out on this basis. We have to please Allah This is our goal. We will do whatever it takes to please Allah subhanho wa Taala chemogenetic.

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Same Allah same, the same kita same Sunnah.

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Same religion, how can we have changed?

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That is the reason the law of the Sahaba was accepted.

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Because the hands which were raised, asking Allah had previously been raised in the obedience of Allah.

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Today our hands are raised asking ALLAH, those hands had previously been raised in the disobedience of Allah.

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So do not accept. Just ask us a hug. And antoon are people not making dua today for what is happening in Syria and Yemen is how much of Doha we are making and dwis made everywhere in hajj in the Kaaba in ramier their name every holy place lead name everything in Nevada and in Lyra to further that the the 10 days of good hmls rantala give us this with with higher and with good health inshallah they will go through all of this in O'Meara and tawaf in matches another way in, in you name it in which people are making dua after the after the Where is there is empty.

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Whereas It is me and not saying everybody is evil? No.

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The decisions of Allah subhanaw taala Come on the collective action of the community they do not come on the basis of the actions of a couple of people. So Alhamdulillah there are good people may Allah swatara multiply them keep them safe and protected. But the majority of the Muslims Where are we you know this I know this, I don't want to waste your time telling.

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Our viewers are not accepted because we do not obey unless

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you want to ask to be accepted. obeah last method, you want to talk about strategies to change your situation. Sincerely don't make that into another meaningless ritual like reciting Quran. Sincerely sit and talk number one strategy, how can we become obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala each one of us let us look at ourselves, how can we make society obedient to Allah subhanaw taala

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what can we do as the leaders of society to influence society to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala because higher is only in that

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do this

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this is what a supervisor Salim used to do.

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As a strategy as something that was in him, this is what the Sahaba did, complete and total obedience to Allah Subhana Allah comes first

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everyone and everything else comes thereafter.

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believe a lie because very simple. If you do that life becomes very very simple.

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shredder will tell you that you know people will you lose all your friends, this one will you mean no, nothing will happen. You will not lose friends.

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If at all, you will exchange your current friends for better ones.

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Let's all

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people who are disobedient to Allah who probably are hanging out with you now you don't need them anyway, when you become a de la suasana one or two things will happen they will become like you Alhamdulillah or they will leave you.

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You won't lose friends, you won't lose popularity. Even if you lose all of them.

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Tell me how many of them will come into your cover.

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So what does it matter?

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What does it mean? whether somebody thinks you are good or bad, believe me Makes no difference. The reality is what Allah subhanaw taala knows and counts.

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That is a reality.

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That means there is another one of the three babies who spoke from the cradle.

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One was easily stolen. The other one was the little

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Baby in those people who were made to leap into the fire by the king,

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Savile Row

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and a baby in the in the in the lap of his mother

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and the mother didn't want to obviously She hesitated to jump into the fire the baby said, jump into the fire, this is the

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second one third one.

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There was a baby who was the mother was holding him and you were sitting there and a prince came along and he was on his horse and he was in all his royal splendor with soldiers and so on. The mother said Oh Allah make my son like this Prince and the babies spoke and said, Oh Allah do not make me like this Prince, because he's an evil man.

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And after some time, there was a woman who was going by and other people abusing her and somebody was throwing stones at her and so on so forth. And the mother said Oh Allah make do not make my baby like this woman where she's an evil woman the baby spoke and said, Oh Allah make me like this woman because she is a value of Allah.

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So it was one of the about the thing as he spoke, obedience and disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala is the criterion for success or failure. This is what I want to end with this and then we do a little exercise and then we go off, which is this is where we have faltered, hugely used, we need to bring ourselves back today we have made the criterion of success and failure only one which is money.

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Just money as a criterion of success or failure is the criterion of everyone and everything who is evil in this life.

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How does the mafia you know how do they decide whether it's been a good year or a bad year? how it might how much money to remake simple

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you make the one you made the money through drug dealing, you made the money to prostitution, you made the money through killing people, no problem. No problem Eva Monica.

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Do you want to be like this?

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The criterion of success and failure is obedience to Allah or disobedience to Allah. That is

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the name of obedience to Allah is the Sunnah of Hamas Allah, Allah Allah. So therefore, if you want to come back and say, Well, okay, I think I'm obedient. But how do I know if I'm really obedient or not? How do I know how we didn't go to the Santa Teresa Solomon say is my life on the Sunnah of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam? And if the answer is yes, inshallah Your life is on the Sooners are salah and you are trying to do that Alhamdulillah insha Allah allows

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you are successful, if that is not the case. And you might say well, you know, how can I be fully even if you are not fully understood that at least you are not breaking the sun, at least you are not going against the sooner hamdulillah. But if On the contrary, you find that you are not praying or doing things which are against the sooner then time to change,

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height and to change because

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the time to go is predetermined and we do not know when that time is going to come.

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So we are now finally with this little exercise which I want you to do this for yourself.

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I want you to look at three things. Number one is I want you to make a list of three things in your life, which you believe you must change. I don't know what that is your life you must see what are the three things in your life you believe you must change in order to differentiate on the basis that Russell Asan differentiated himself and his followers.

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You want to stand out on this basis? How? So in your life, what is those three things we must change, we may pick the most painful first.

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Because that one, if you get over everything else will become easy.

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Three things, what are the three things that I must change? The one that hurts your ego, the most will be the first thing you should change.

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That is how shatta has got you by the neck.

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You don't want to be in that position. pick three things not more than three, three things. deal with those three, then once you're finished with the three then we look at some more but three things. And then you say to change these three things. What are the factors in cinema supposing for example, you say I want to from tomorrow this night onwards, I want to create a hedgehog and I asked her to make me Give me six hours on this and I want to play until my last day I asked her to take my soul in the studio in Alamosa. Right. So I'm going to start with water now take the agile and say what are the factors which will help you to succeed? So I've decided I'm going to create the Agile

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challenge is the change I want to bring bring my life What must I do?

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Number one, I must leave early. You cannot recharge if you're sleeping at two o'clock in the night. Number two get off Facebook.

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Seriously.

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And so number three, don't eat a huge meal in the late in the night.

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Right?

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So, what are the things which will help you to read the Agile?

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Thinking of that as one thing, whatever it might be, may not be that just for you, because you already bring so much something else for you, whatever it is that number two is what are the factors which might hinder your efforts? So you might say, Well, you know, I bought into this habit now where 10 o'clock in the night, my friend phones me and says, Come waiting for you. Let's go, you know, go go have a coffee somewhere, you're not doing anything. But 10 o'clock in the night you go to have coffee, that's hard to digest because by the time you come back home, it is two o'clock in the night.

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Nothing wrong with drinking coffee, but doing it at that time is going to affect your toggle.

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Then you get this invitation to this wedding and that wedding

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you are neither the bride or the groom nor the Suzie Weiwei.

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But you go then 11 o'clock in the night, it just was a very, very sad

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ending.

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So what are the factors which will hinder your efforts? And last one is what are your plans to deal with things which are hindering your efforts and things which will strengthen so the thing which will strike then what will I do? I will get off Facebook, I will sleep early. I am going to put an alarm in the morning to wake up. What will I give up? I will give up all this kind of wrong places wrong things. Let

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me know that Yakutia

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Kitagawa

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is up Nicola

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in crediting Canada,

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standard other editing. So the point I'm making is that please do this exercise to me. I'm not saying do it right now. But do it today inshallah, before you come for the class tomorrow because the whole point of this is how can we bring the Syrah into our lives

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and inshallah pasar May Allah give you a strength and power and May Allah give you the ability to do this and then give you is that our steadfastness on that

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insha Allah by Allah subhanho wa Taala you will see the effect of this in your own life. You will see how your whole life will change because you brought your life on to the Son, or son Allah, Allah Allah will carry while he was I was waiting