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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen. Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seldom at the Sleeman kathira Consider, for mavado, my brothers and sisters, in our class on leaving Islam,

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one of the most fundamental things that the machinery genomica, the

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polytheist, Adams America, and also others of that time that Islam

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was they found the most difficult to accept, and many never accepted it and died without acceptance. And that was

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that their actions in this life have

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a dual effect.

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One is the action and its immediate effect, which you can see.

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And the second is the effect of the action

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on conditions in this life, as well as the record of that action, and the effect of that action in the life to come.

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In the Europe,

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for example,

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goodness,

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kindness, compassion,

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has an immediate effect that you can see, which is that people will be happy with you, you will be happy with yourself more than anything else. And you will spread spread goodness around you.

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And this has,

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therefore a general effect on society. One is a veteran myself, I am happy, whoever I am kind to is happy. And there's a general effect of that society. And then this has a positive effect in my aka.

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Similarly, the opposite of that. immorality.

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And it's paradox paradoxical, because immorality, just think about that. Why are people immoral? Why are people promiscuous, why are people fornicating, and committing adultery, and so on, so forth, because it gives them pleasure.

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If it did not give them pleasure, if there was no benefit from it, then it will stop.

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Right? People, for example, don't,

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you know, cause themselves consciously, they don't cause themselves pain. And this has nothing to do with virtue and vice is just human tendency. We seek pleasure, and we run away from pain. So if something gave us immediate pain, we will we will not do it.

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What our sin sins are things which give us pleasure, which appear to be beneficial in the short term. But Islam is telling us a lot of errata is telling us and taught us that that thing which is giving you immediate pleasure, which you like to do, which seems to be beneficial, actually has a cumulative

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negative effect.

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Right, it's like the issue of, of deferred gratification, where you are working for something, because your eye is on the goal, you're focused on the goal. So you're working and you're studying for maybe 12 years or so, in order to get a medical degree,

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you are studying for four years, in order to get a PhD to become

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you know, have a PhD in whatever subject you are, you are studying, and so on and so forth. You go to the gym, you pump it, you feel the whole body pain, and so on, so forth. But you still do that, because of the long term effect of that. And because your eyes are the goal, you're focused on the goal, which is to have a body which has strong

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actions have two sides to that. And this is what people had a lot of difficulty believing, which is that my actions are not only what happens to me here now, it's also what happens to me there and then as well as between the two of them, the actions have a cumulative effect on society itself. So the effect on me as an individual, and the effect on society itself, these are two things in this life, and then there's the effect of the action in the accident. And this is what people had a lot of difficulty in believing. But when we know Islam and we understand the message of Allah subhanaw taala. Now Allah subhanaw taala told us this very, very clearly and let's run it and I said in the

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In the home your noon Allah subhanaw taala said that the trials and tribulations of fitna the facade, the difficulties, all the pain and suffering that you're seeing in the world, which is on the land on the sea, is the result of the actions that come from the hands of mankind.

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Right is the result of the actions that come from the hands of mankind? To give you some very modern examples, global warming?

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Who is the cause behind goal? Why did it happen just like that? Is it an act of God?

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No, it is, the actions of human beings, it is how we choose to live our lives, it's the choices we make, we choose to deliberately knowingly we choose to use fossil fuels, we choose to do touring, we choose not to reduce our carbon footprint, we choose to

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use things which have CFCs we choose to, to use very polluting ways of power generation, we will we choose to live lives which are extremely heavy on

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on the use of for example, on use of petrol on the use of fossil fuels and oil.

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That is why we are creating more and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which the earth now is unable to deal with. And therefore we are literally it's like covering ourselves with a very thick quilt in on a very, very hot day, and then adding on more and more and more quilts to that the result will be what result will be you will die of suffocation under those coils will be buried and you will stop breathing and that is what is happening to the earth. So now if you say well, why is global warming happening?

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Tell me why because of you because of me. Right? Similarly, if you take take, for example, the mass extinction of different species.

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Why is it happening? Because of human greed? Because of human greed? Because we want to make money, single point of focus, which is

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does it make profit? Why do wars happen? We are talking about as I'm talking to you today, there's this whole thing is going on in a one second. Why? Why do wars happen? Because wars make profit. Right? All the rest of the stuff, which you are I don't even that's why I don't watch television. I don't work. I'm not interested in all these, you know, talking, talking heads. The

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bottom line is wars make profit, how can you stop war from happening?

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Take away that profit

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the day

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intelligent and sensible and highly, in many ways, good people,

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when they understand this, that you cannot have an economy which is based on the manufacture and sale of weapons of mass destruction. and expect was to stop? No. If you are going to be manufacturing and selling weapons of mass destruction, then you need mass destruction.

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You need to sell the weapons. Who will buy them people who want to have wars, people who do wars? Nobody else. Right? Do you think people who are who want to build hospitals will buy weapons?

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Do you think people who want to build schools will buy weapons? Do you think people who want to elevate and eliminate poverty and give people food and clean drinking water and proper

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sanitary facilities toilets?

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Do using the those people will buy weapons?

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to decide which one do you want? Do you want schooling? Do you want hospitals? Do you want good infrastructure?

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Do you want geriatric care? Do you want infant care? Or do you want to work? You can't have both? You cannot have a simple answer. To all the talking faces in the world who won this war who lost that war? Did America win the war? Did the Vulcans win the war? I'll tell you who won the war. The capitalism won the war.

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Nobody has capitalism won the war. And capitalism will continue to win worse. And then we talk in terms of all what you see. See the amount of suffering for the people who do you think is?

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What do you think is?

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The key thing to understand is People sometimes ask this question, you know if there is a God, why is this happening? God didn't drop bombs in Afghanistan.

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DOD God is not killing

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People somewhere you are doing, I'm doing.

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Allah Subhana. Allah, Allah, Allah taught us and showed us the right way of doing things, which is what? Deal with compassion, deal with kindness,

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stop fighting each other, cooperate with each other,

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develop each other, whoever is in difficulty developing.

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What do you think?

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The Zima. One is that if 20 years ago, or 30 years ago, if these world powers America, Russia and so on Britain and Germany, France, everybody's there.

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Instead of focusing on weapons of mass destruction, and bombing the daylights out of something which had nothing in the first place.

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Instead of that, if they had said, let us focus on creating great schools here, let us focus on building hospitals, let us focus on infrastructure, build beautiful roads, and cities and so on and so forth. What do you think would happen?

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What do you think will happen? Those are what would have been worshipping you, they would have kept you on their heads.

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And a country would have developed, you would have had far more

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well being everywhere.

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The International image of all these, all these states, and nations would have been huge.

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And it would have cost a fraction, a fraction of what the war costs.

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But then you have to understand the war didn't cost, the war made profit for the people who are in the business of manufacturing, there was a mass destruction.

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So when people say, or $2 trillion down the drain, no, no, no, no.

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Not on the drain.

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Those $2 trillion

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fueled economies, those $2 trillion, give jobs to people.

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Now, you might say, Well, you know, is that is that a job? I want to I want to live my life creating depth. For others. That's a different question. But you got a job. Many people got jobs, the whole economy was boosted. So how's it done that shot down the drain? or What What about? What about them? We're talking about war, right? somebody dies.

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This is our philosophy, no matter how bad it sounds. This is our philosophy. Global philosophy today is predicated on one word, one simple word, that word is what profit

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is the profit? The one who invested capital. So we're talking about capitalists, I'm not talking I'm here not promoting socialism or communism, please get don't get me understand this. I'm just talking about predatory capitalism, where you're saying that these single minded focus and single purpose of all life a single purpose of our activity, the single purpose of everything must be does it make profit?

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As long as it makes money, we will allow it to happen. That's why we allow cigarettes. That's why we allow alcohol to happen. That's why no marijuana marijuana has been made recreational use of marijuana. I'm not talking about marijuana as a medicine, recreational use of marijuana

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right. That is why

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all of these are legal, because they make money. So if you are going to have a

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how society which is based on this one principle, which is does it make money. This is a society that we have

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no point in blaming God, no blind point in blaming Allah subhanaw taala. No point in blaming anybody. Allah told us very clearly, all the misery that you are suffering is a result of your own actions. Change your actions, Misery will go.

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Change the actions and the misery will disappear. As simple as that.

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Now, NASA seldom mentioned to us in Myanmar, or their loved one Omar Abdullah bin Omar al Anwar narrates that our soldiers are seldom.

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He said, he turned to us and said, Oh, my God.

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Oh my God. There are five things

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with which you will be tested. And I see a refuge with Allah subhanaw taala. Less you live to see them.

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There are five things with which you will be tested. And I seek refuge with Allah subhanaw taala lest you live to see them, in case you live to see them.

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One

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of them said the first one. immorality never appears among a people to such an extent that they committed openly, but plagues and diseases that were never known.

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Among the predecessor among their predecessors, will spread among them.

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Let me repeat.

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immorality never appears among a people to such an extent that they committed openly,

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but plagues and diseases that were never known among their predecessors that were never known in the past new plagues and new diseases will spread among those people.

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So sorceress and I'm saying here is an action that you will do. And this action, though, as I don't, why do people do because it gives them pleasure. It makes them money.

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pornography is a multi billion dollar global business.

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It is sold in many ways. One of them is freedom of expression.

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Is it beneficial? Isn't harmful?

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Ask yourself,

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similarly, all kinds of

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prostitution

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is a multi billion dollar business.

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Why does it happen? Because some people benefit. Some people benefit in terms of making money from it, other people to use it, they find pleasure in it.

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But the the litany of misery behind it, of human trafficking, of the exploitation of, of literally modern day slavery.

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And the biggest

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men, women are not the exclusive victims of it, but they are by far the biggest victims of all the Human Rights people and all the women's rights, people must think about this.

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Everyone gets very excited because someone wants to wear hijab. What about human trafficking? What about the fresh trade?

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So here, I'm saying that

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immorality never appears among a people to such an extent that they committed openly, but plagues and diseases

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that were never known in the past among their predecessors, will appear and spread among them.

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Right.

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Think about in our own lifetime,

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the new plagues and diseases which are appear, and we still have no cure.

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Number two, he said, People do not cheat in weights and measures, but they will be stricken with famine, severe calamity, and the oppression of the rulers.

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He will

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do not cheat in Weights and Measures. But meaning if they're cheating weights and measures,

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they will be stricken with families with severe calamity and the oppression of their rulers.

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Now look at we like to complain, and we like to blame the rulers. And of course, if they are doing something wrong, then they are blameworthy. I'm not letting them off the hook. But my point is we need to look at ourselves and say, am I cheating?

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Who am I cheating?

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You might say I'm not cheating anybody, but I'm fudging my taxes. How do you fudge taxes? Tell me all about you see, this government is a Kaffir government is a non Muslim government. Sure.

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But you are a citizen of that country. You swore allegiance to them, by accepting their citizenship by accepting their passport.

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You are benefiting from that country, from all the Civic facilities that you are living and enjoying.

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If you don't want to pay taxes, leave the country go somewhere else.

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But if you're going to stay in our country,

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and use swore allegiance, and if you file your taxes, I'm not talking about

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tax breaks, legal ways of saving taxes. I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about fudging taxes. I've talked about tax avoidance, I'm talking about

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you know, doing things which are

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which are illegal.

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Finding all kinds of illegal ways of evading taxes. There is tax saving, and there's tax evading I'm talking about tax evading those who are evading taxes, which our country doesn't matter. For example, sometimes people say in India, well, you know, what do we get from the tax? The government doesn't spend anything on us because the taxes are wisdom, maybe.

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Maybe you're right.

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But

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that is a different issue. Correct that in Parliament in court.

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But as long as you are a citizen of the country, whichever country it is, and it doesn't matter whether the country is a Muslim country, non Muslim country makes no difference. When we accepted the citizenship of a country, we swore allegiance to the country, we said that we are your citizens.

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You give us protection. You give us a passport, you give us the right to live in this country, when you give us the right to own property, we use the right to go to schools and to benefit from the general facilities in this country for which we are tax.

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The taxes high low, that's a different issue. deal with that in Parliament deal with that through the course.

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But as long as you are the citizens of country, Islam dictates I'm talking about the Islamic view on it. Islam dictates that you live up to the covenant that you made

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your living

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will.

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So the my the first time that I said oh, you will believe keep your governance, keep your word, you gave you a word stick to the word.

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Don't change.

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Right,

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before taxes.

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We deceive people

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weights and measures, smallest worst of people and the wealthiest of people. I'm not saying everybody general trend in society

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not only weights and measures, lying

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today, we have reached a stage where there is so much of fake news. And there is so much of lies, which are blatantly spoken by within towards the highest, most powerful members of our society, so called great leaders from them down to the to the to the lowest

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that the general trend in society is nobody trusts anybody else.

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nobody trusts me Yes, for everything, there is a counter theory.

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So what is

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he saying when you do this, when you receive when you cheat.

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And he said mess you mentioned specifically weights and measures, but obviously applies to all kinds of cheating.

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famine will strike you.

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Severe calamity will strike you.

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And you will suffer from the oppression of your rulers.

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You're doing an action and the action has a global effect. Third one, which also said, He will will do not withhold the Zakat of their wealth, but rain will be withheld from the sky and where it not for the animals, rain will not fall on them at all.

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Climate change is not only because of

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the carbon footprint, climate change is also the result of our actions. And one of those actions is withholding of xhaka USA. What about the non Muslims Muslims 20% of global population, non Muslims are 80% of low population they don't

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they don't pay the guy at all.

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So why must everybody suffer? I must reasonable because some of us you know don't pay. Don't pay zakat, because Allah subhanaw taala is running this world. And Allah subhanaw taala has given you the responsibility of doing something

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if you leave it, then this punishment on you is more severe. The one was denied Allah tala well you know why it is what is ending going to be. He doesn't believe anyway.

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So if you're not bothered with that, you're looking at people who claim to believe

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and yet who cheat year to try to evade it's like a how insane is that? Just think about that here is something that you are doing for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and you say you are Muslim and you believe that Allah Subhana Allah hears all sees all knows all. And yet, you think that you can run away and fool now? Allah subhanaw taala by withholding Zakat doesn't Allah know?

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Doesn't Allah know how much you have because he gave it to in the first place.

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I know several ways in which people withhold zakat. I don't want to mention it here because I don't want to give anybody ideas. But I'm saying that no matter what you do, no matter how clever you think you are, the fact remains Allah knows.

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You're trying to deceive somebody who knows already. And you think you will get away with that? No, you will not. Not only will you not get away with that, but because of your action. Everybody in the world will suffer. They will suffer from

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a lack of rain.

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Number four

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And those routers and switches have said they do not break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger savasana but Allah will enable the enemies to overpower them and take some of what is in their hands.

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Now in

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breaking the covenant with Allah subhanaw taala and breaking the covenant with the sources,

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where does it begin?

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It begins with committing shirk

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our first and foremost covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala is what? as Muslims, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah.

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So the first place where we break the covenant is by commenting on our forms of ship, all forms are with that.

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Number two,

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with leaving of Salah

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because the manifestation of Laila is Salah, there is no one I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. And so therefore when Salah comes the time for Salah comtemporary if I say I bear witness that nobody was in worship except Allah and then I don't pray that means by I'm lying.

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My tongue is lying. How do you bear witness

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shook Salah.

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And then the rest of it

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Zakah

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Hajj

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fasting, you know that, whatever be the reason.

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Think about this.

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The other day I was speaking to a friend of mine. And

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he said to me that you know, people, somebody heard somebody making dua and saying, Thank Allah, this was an artifact they were making. And

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he said that

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somebody made this

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and said, and he told the people, man, he was making the wiser thank Allah subhanaw taala, that Allah subhanaw taala enable you to come here and to make Hajj to perform hajj and to make dua

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because there are people who had more wealth than you did, but who did not come who could not come.

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Right and many of them never came and they died without making Hajj even though

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as soon as I said that the one who is capable of of doing Hajj and does not do Hajj will be resurrected with the non Muslims with the Odin Assad.

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And I was thinking to myself, I am from Hyderabad. I was thinking to myself that

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in seven generations of acid God rulers

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starting from reservable

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acids are the first two mirrors validation. So we are the seventh,

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not a single exam marriage.

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None of them

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and then going backwards from Barber,

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the Mughal Emperor

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all the way down to Charlotte, and Barbuda,

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including

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Ohio Harbor, jaggy, Chaga orangette. This is the first six who are called the Great Balls

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from the first of them to the last of them, not a single one of the madhouse.

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And you might say, Well, you know, those days that no people were away, people were going for Hajj was there it was happening.

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But the fear was so much that if I leave my throne, somebody else will occupied.

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Things differ. Somebody is worried about his throne, somebody is worried about his career, somebody is worried about his business, somebody is worried about something else. The fact remains that you gave resilience to this dunya over the actual you broke your covenant with Allah Subhana Allah that

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I'm not I'm not sitting in judgment or anybody here I'm not giving fatwa to say what will happen to this king or that thing? I don't, I don't know. I don't care. I'm interested in myself. And I'm interested in euro Tilly.

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If you break your covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the sorceress Allah.

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Allah will enable the enemies to overpower them, they will lose. They will lose their freedom. They will lose their countries they will lose their natural resources, they will lose their homes, they will lose their businesses.

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They will lose their lives.

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And this will happen because Allah smart Allah allowed it to happen.

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Why? Because they

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Their covenant with Allah subhanaw taala. ship, leaving of Salah, not paying Zakat, not fasting,

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not doing Hajj, even though you're capable of it. And this is I am only looking at the archive of the the Pillars of Islam.

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What about lying and cheating?

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What about cruelty? What about operation of others? Islam does not differentiate between non Muslim and Muslim as far as oppression is concerned, a Muslim does not have the right to oppression are Muslim. As soon as as Adam said, when he was sending Robin Jebel or Delano to Yemen, as a governor and as a diary of Islam, he said, be aware of the drama of the most low of the one on one zoom is being done. Beware of this application of the oppressed.

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Who would be the oppressed. One was a non Muslim country.

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Is anyone saying do not oppress anybody?

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He said, Allah, listen, there's nothing between that person and Allah Serrano with that.

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Even if the person is not a Muslim, it doesn't matter. Even if the person calls on somebody else, it doesn't matter the dog was to Allah. And Allah will answer in another place, he said, You will be sleeping, but he will be awake and he will make him do against you and Allah will listen to his dog.

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He's not does not get it live does not allow us to oppress non Muslims.

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We came to help people became to give people we didn't come to take from anybody

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breaking the covenant with a sorcerer service, what is to break his own minds to go against his son

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is to do what he told us not to do.

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And what is the result? Now he's the one who does that.

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who breaks the covenant with Allah and His Messenger, so salam, O,

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Allah will cause them to lose in this world, you will cause the enemies to overpower them and to take from them. In the last one, Allah, Allah said, unless their leaders rule according to the book of Allah, and seek all good from that which Allah has revealed. Allah will cause them to fight one another.

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To Allah, what a absolutely beautiful Hadees and how incredibly,

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how incredibly important, this is an image of

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how incredibly important and how

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amazing is this?

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brothers sisters, please understand that Allah subhanaw taala gave us this beautiful beam, in order for us to,

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to learn from it to benefit.

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But like anything else, benefit happens only when we practice.

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Benefit does not happen if we talk about something alone without practicing.

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So let us focus on our deeds.

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Now in that context,

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I want to

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is to truly emphasize this and say that we need to look at our deeds very manual

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and see where can I

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correct whatever I'm doing. So that what I do, is in line with and is in

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is in keeping with what Allah subhanaw taala wants me to do. And it's not against him Jelena.

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This is the basic fundamental principle of Islam, which is that my actions are not isolated. My actions have an effect. And that's the reason why it is so important to live thoughtfully, is to pick and choose every action. Now you might say the usual, you know, argument, I'm only one person what does it matter?

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The whole world is lying and cheating. The whole world is is running on interest. So what if I take interest? We talked about breaking the covenant with Allah subhanaw taala one of the biggest ways in which we bring the covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala is dealing dealing with interest. Deliberately, knowingly we deal with interest, knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala declared war on the one who deals with interest.

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Then how do you deal with interest?

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You have an excuse everybody has an excuse.

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How do you have businesses in which Haram is allowed? Or but you know if unless I unless I sell alcohol in my hotel unless I sell alcohol in my restaurant, people will not come that is in your mind.

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That is false.

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Look at all the UDP restaurants look at all the millions and it's a billion dollar billions of dollars worth of business in vegetarian food all over India all over the world. Italy those are what are all of these things have become household names

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right here where I'm sitting in Massachusetts in a little town called West Springfield. There is a restaurant in which I can go and get beautiful dosa

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freshly made

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beautiful waters.

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Right.

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No alcohol. Have you seen an ODP restaurant selling alcohol?

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It's all here in the mind.

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In America, they say oh no, no, unless we sell pork.

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We cannot make business who don't do that.

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I always tell people if you are in a situation or if you are doing a business wet truthfully, really?

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You cannot do that business without being haram leave the business that is not the business for you. Your Razak is Allah subhanaw taala not the business leaves with Allah will find another place another way for you to earn the money.

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If that is true, in 99% of the case, it is not true is what you have told yourself is what shaitan has convinced you and you have convinced yourself.

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It is possible to do business.

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We tried to find loopholes. Or in my hotel, I have a bar but the bar I don't own the bar. I've given that bar to somebody else. That guy runs the bar. He pays me rent.

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Maybe he doesn't even pay me rent. Even that rent I'm not taking from so I feel very holy and pious No. No, the premises you own. You are attracting people with that haram thing.

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It is not permissible. I don't care who permitted it for you. It is not permissible.

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Don't mix halal and haram you will not drink a glass of water with one drop of urine it one drop of you and you can't even smell it you can't even see it unless you you analyze it in lab You don't even know it's there. But if I give you a glass of water maybe I'm even lying just to just to give you a glass of water and say you have this water is just one drop of urine when you drink it. Yes the word justified tell you there is a drop of urine you will not bring it

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you will throw the water in my face is outdated.

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Yet you will do business with interest based loans.

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Knowing fully full well that Allah subhanaw taala declared war on you and declare and Nebuchadnezzar declared war on you on the Day of Judgment you want to stand before us monitor as an enemy.

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Think about

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the money that you're making is your risk. And your risk out of that is not the whole money is not all the all the bank balance you have no it is what you eat, what you wear and what you spend in the path of Allah subhanaw taala and talking about spending in the path of Allah subhanaw taala there is no Zakat and there is no charity that is accepted from wealth which is our

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so please understand this. You may say Oh, but you know I'm giving crores of rupees I'm getting millions of rupees in rupees or dollars in charity. But since your income is that charity is trash, not acceptable as well. Another Allahu jameelah Are you a Boogeyman? Allah is beautiful and he likes only beauty Allah does not take her umbrella is not in need

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around sisters please let's stop fooling ourselves. Let us do that which is right let us do that which is beneficial let us do that which helps us people take loans to buy TV sets the holidays double whammy was to take a loan which is then you buy a TV set which is great fidra

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I don't say it's not but the majority of stuff what you watch on that TV is either a best of it it's a waste of time

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was the way it's

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done those who actually have TVs and we're doing good work with them and watching educational stuff on them all party Please go ahead.

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But other than that, you watch politics you are do our talk shows and then you spend another two hours discussing whatever they're talking face was saying

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what benefit is

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and he said only two is not i know i know it's not

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you're watching a football match soccer match basketball, match cricket, match whatever match, two or three hours gone. Literally down the drain. Go play the game, watching it on the TV. Literally down the dream

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of the sisters please, let's understand

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our actions

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benefit us or harm us in this life.

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As well as the next it's a two way thing. It's like you're moving the mouse on the on the mousepad. And the cursor is moving on the screen and it is doing things in your computer.

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Same principle.

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Let's make sure that we watch our actions that we ensure that

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like to say, watch your thoughts because they become words. Watch your words because they become actions. Watch your actions because they become habits, what your habits because they become your character, what your character because that becomes your destiny. Ask a lot of our intelligence to help us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to keep us in a state where he's pleased with us and to take us in a place in a state where his business or sallalahu will carry while he was I will make that anti government sentiment economic