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Living Islam Session #26

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Mirza Yawar Baig

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solara Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala

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Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to the theater.

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I can hear fish jumping behind me. And

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if you get lucky you might see one and if you see one of them come out of the water heading for me then then one me

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so I can get out.

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My brothers sisters Alhamdulillah Allah Al amin, Allah subhanaw taala geladeira, who

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gave us this beautiful religion and sent us his beloved messenger is Rasool Hamad Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the last and final of them and made us along the oma of Mohammed Salah Allison.

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We bear witness that Elijah Salam is the Messenger of Allah is the final messenger of Allah, and that after him there is no messenger and no soul.

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Now, this is very important, because it is thanks to the fact that we are the people of the last messenger sallallahu Sallam that we have been given some special

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tasks, which people before us had not been given

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all the people who came before us. They came with the

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instruction and the order to obey the messenger who had been sent to them.

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So the people know Ali Salam in our Salah new Juan de la comida Allah said Verily, We have sent no arrays to his people.

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muzzle his alarm is sent to the bunnies, right? He Sally Sarah is also sent to the bunnies right to reinforce and remind the people of the message of Musa Lisa. Similarly Allah subhanho data sent Sally le salam to his comb, Allah subhanaw taala send luthuli sir Andres comb Allah tala sent hudl a ceram to his comb to his people, every Nabhi was sent to a certain group of people to a certain country, it was a locality It was a certain city or town.

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Except the last one

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was sent as a guidance and as a Rama and as a mercy to everyone everywhere. Marcel Naka Illa de Lille alameen, Allah said, we have not sent you as anything other than mercy for all the worlds for the whole earth, and for the whole universe, whoever wherever, whatever that might be.

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Now, why is that important? And Allah also mentioned in Serato, the Iowa last month and I said, Well, ma Muhammadan

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Allah subhanaw taala said in Surah, to Lhasa where Allah subhanaw taala mentioned resourcers Allah and Allah said that mine Avi Mohammed Salah Salem is not the son of any of the men among you.

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Right

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and he is the

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last of the MBR and the seal of the prophets

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Hartman Abbey, he is the seal of the prophets last of the soul. Now, why is that important for us to

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to understand, to accept and of course, we do accept that because

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to make this very clear,

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the noble what has ended Prophethood has ended, the need for guidance has not ended. Profits came to guide all the MLM syrup they came to guide people towards Allah to introduce Allah subhanho wa Taala to his slaves to introduce Allah subhanho wa Taala which creatures and to guide his slaves about how they should live their lives in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala This is the purpose This is the reason why all the Amelie mussalam came without exception. There is no Nabhi there is no soul who came for anything other than this. They all came to guide us towards Allah subhanho wa Taala

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to guide us to live our lives the way Allah subhanaw taala wants us to live our lives.

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So, the need for guidance remains, but the

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the the the Silsila or the sequence of God guides has ended with Muhammad Rasul Allah Saracen. So therefore, the job of guidance, the job of guiding,

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because we are the oma, we are the people of the last of the guides, the job of guiding has been given to us. So with all the other people of all the other ambia, they had one job, which is to obey their Nabhi

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we have two jobs, which is to obey our Nabhi and to introduce Allah subhanho wa Taala to the rest of the world, to invite the world also to obey the Navy, invite not force. We're not talking about force law or be forced. The Surah Surah Salaam did not force and we don't force, we only invite we only show them this beautiful scene. For example, I'm sitting here in this beautiful place, and asking Would you like to come? Please come?

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Please come Would you like to come here? Would you like me to show you how you can be here with me? How you can come to this place? Jonathan? 30 min 30 Helen ha, Gardens under which rivers flow? Do you want? Do you want to come there? Do you want to go there? Do you want? I want to go there inshallah ask Allah to put me there. Do you want to be with me in that place? When I'm not inviting you to be with me in general? Am I inviting you to be with Rasul Allah is our solemn in general.

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What I'm saying every single Muslim has this job of saying that inshallah I asked Allah to put me in Jannah. And I want you to come with me.

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This is the job of the Muslim. So we have got two jobs, one, to live our lives according to the way of a social seller. And to, to invite others to do the same. Now why must I live my life according to them?

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And then invite or simultaneously, but I mean, why can't I just do that? Right? It's like saying, I'm smoking. But I'm telling others don't smoke. Smoking is injurious to health. Smoking gives you lung cancers, walking gives you all kinds of heart disease, walking gives you all sorts of problems. What you're doing with smoking is you're paying to buy a miserable death. So don't do that do not smoke.

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But I am saying all of us do. While I am puffing away on a cigarette now. How credible is that? How credible is that? That's the reason why it is important and essential that we live our lives according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salaam. And then we also invite people I'm not saying necessarily that I have to live my life perfectly according to the Sunnah. And only when I am perfect, then I'm going to invite people because that's never gonna happen.

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I will never be perfect, you will never be perfect, nobody else will ever be perfect. We can only try and inshallah we will try. But our life cannot become perfect on that. If we wait for that, then we will not be able to do the job of inviting so let's simultaneously do both. Let's try our best and invite people in Shall We ask Allah to make it easy for us to do these two things. So our ancestors,

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living Islam we are talking about and these lessons that we do while in Islam, because this is the most credible way of inviting to Islam.

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Mostly most valuable way of inviting to Islam. You know, if you take advertising for example, any advertising of anything which is experiential, how is it that is done through by giving people a sample? If I'm selling perfume? Right, if I'm selling perfume? Do you think I will make a beautiful PowerPoint presentation about my perfume? Or do you think I'll make a movie about this perfume? Is it possible to make a movie about a perfume?

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What is the most effective way of selling the perfume is to walk around the room with a perfume bottle and say please try some. I'm sure many of us have seen them. Today we travel so much. Many of us have had this has happened to us you go into a dubai airport or you go into any mall anywhere where there are perfume shops people are selling you know after shaves and deodorants and perfumes, you will find that there are sharp attendance was standing in the aisles. Yeah, just outside the shop with the can of perfume or with a with a bottle of perfume or with little strips on which which have been impregnated with

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This perfume and they give you that little strip or they tell you can I do do like to try this out and you put your hand out in the spray it and you smell it, or they spray it on your clothes, whatever. Right? Why do you do that? Have you ever seen one of them making a giving a lecture on this perfume?

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Because the best way to sell perfume is to let people experience the beautiful aroma of that perfume. Islam is a perfume. You want people to pay attention to Islam, show them Islam. Don't talk about Islam.

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Today we have reached a point where the world is sick of listening to people talking about Islam, you know, I really believe this. People have got tired of their enough.

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Don't go and saying Islam is this Islam is that Islam, if it means all of that, and you are a Muslim, then show it to me.

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Show it to me

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do it and show it.

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So let us get into this habit of showing Islam to people by practicing it ourselves.

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And that's why we say leaving Islam that's the most effective way of showing Islam is by our own is through our own lives. Now.

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We are following this book called Living Islam, which is also available on the internet and so on. You are welcome to get it it's all free everything is free.

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So feel free to read the free book.

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Now Allah subhanaw taala mentioned among these blessings and Allah said why Buddha Allah Allah Toshi cobija what Bill Wiley Dania Sana what Brazil Cordoba Walia Tama while masa Kini, well Jerry dill,

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Jerry Korba with Jerry dill Jr. Be wasabi bill Jambi Wabi Sabi wama Malacca de Monaco in de la la you're a boo man Ghana mo Thailand for hora, Allah subhanaw taala said in this ayat of Surah Nisa

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worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And now count this out, worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not associate anyone with him and associate nothing with him. And be good to parents. And be good to your relatives, near and far. Be good to orphans, be good to the needy. Be good to the near neighbor, and the neighbor further away. Be good to the companion at your side and be good to the traveler and be good to those over whom you have authority. Those whom you're right and possesses. Indeed Allah subhanaw taala does not like those who are self deluding and boastful

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right now, look at this beautiful idle Karima. And let us see what it is telling us to do. And let us try to do what it is telling us to do. So Allah subhanaw taala counted out counted out these things. First and foremost is that we acknowledge Allah subhanaw taala della della Lu, Shadwell, La ilaha illAllah. I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship, except Allah subhanho wa Taala della della Lu, y shadow, Mohammed Rasulullah. And I bear witness that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam Is there a soul is the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala and is the last and final of them after whom there is no other soul and no other messenger. So this is the first thing I acknowledge

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this. I say this with my son, and I practice this in my actions, which means that when the time for Salah comes, I don't postpone it. I don't delay it. I don't say oh, I'm busy. I don't say well, I you know, I will do it. Sometime in this lifetime. No, I will. The moment the time for Salah comes I stand up and I pray.

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When Allah subhanaw taala tells me to do something I obey Allah subhanaw taala the when what Allah has made halal, I and and permissible. I practice that and I thank Allah for it. What Allah has made haram and impermissible, I leave it far away. I don't go into that.

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I don't argue unnecessarily I don't waste my time. I spend as much time as I can. In the zeker of Allah subhanho wa Taala whether it is through Salah, whether it is through tilava Koran, whether it is through the different kinds of asgar that we do, whether it is by sending salatu salam on His Habib on wahama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whether it is in admiring the glory and majesty of the creation of Allah, whatever be the way

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Other than an outside of the fourth, the fourth cannot be substituted by something else, the father has to be done at its correct time in that particular way, but other than the fourth than I

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do,

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I do all of these things as so therefore, I tried to spend my whole life in a state of remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala thanking him for all his blessings. So this is the first part of saying that Allah told us that led to sitting below Allah subhanaw taala said

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La la la to Shinjuku, be shy. Do not join anything with a las monitor. Do not join yourself with Allah, do not join any mahalo of Allah because other than Allah subhanaw taala everything as a Muslim, so don't join the Prophet with centralized Allah, with Allah do not join the melodica the angels with Allah do not join any celestial bodies, the sun, moon, whatever with Allah, do not join, you know, superstitions with Allah subhanho wa Taala Good luck, bad luck, whatnot, do not do not join your theories, and your,

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you know, whatever, things that we invent all of these Vastu and feng shui and you know, all of the all of that,

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all that nonsense, do not join all of this stuff with Allah subhanaw taala do not join anything,

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or anyone with Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning do not worship anyone or anything other than Allah, and do not seek help from anyone or anything other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is critical, this is essential. This is something which is absolutely

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critical to us as being Muslims.

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They're the guys going fishing.

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So that's the first part of it, which is not to join anyone in partnership with Allah Sparta. Second thing I lost run into, is it be good to parents? Now, this is a question which many people don't have asked me, they said, you know, my parents are not good to me. And may Allah protect us this is, sadly the, the reality that we face in life, sometimes really seriously, I look at some people and I say that I wish this person had been an orphan, this person would have been better off if both their parents had died, you know, immediately after they were born.

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Because this person's parents have are a source of misguidance. Now parents, many parents are toxic in different ways. Some are toxic because of their abuse. Because they fight with each other, they abuse each other, they abused their children.

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They create politics within the family, they try to set off one child against the other.

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You know they do all kinds of evil things. May Allah protect us from ourselves? Because we are these parents, what am I talking about? I'm talking about people like me, they're not like me, because our lives freed me from children. But if you have children, then then this is you are you are you are a parent and whether you are a good parent or a bad parent depends on you. And believe me, don't think that just because Allah subhanaw taala has mentioned the rights of parents. And Allah has told children be good to parents, be good to parents, please do not think that this means that you are free from questioning, and that it's only the children who have to answer Believe me, your neck will

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be in a nose before Allah subhanho wa Taala if you do not change yourselves, if you are toxic, then stop being toxic. So that said some some of some parents are toxic, like this day, you will have parents or people fathers or mothers screaming and raving and ranting and profanity and cursing and all kinds of stuff stuff in the house and children are exposed to that day in and day out.

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The children some of them get into all kinds of psychological problems, because of the kind of parents they have. So toxic parents, some other parents are toxic in a different way, which is that they are within God's very kind, meaning that they give in to everything the child wants. The baby, believe me that is equal if not more toxic.

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So they just buy them stuff they are basically they are trying to compensate for improper parenting and therefore they just think that if I throw enough stuff in

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Money and gadgets add the child toys, then I'm fine. My parenting is great because my child is very happy.

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But remember, a child is happy because the child's knifes is satisfied because the child's desires are satisfied. That's it.

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And that is why we have this amazing situation today where we have children of super rich parents who are suffering from depression. I have a friend who's a who's who's got a consulting practice doing this.

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he consults with and he tries to help the parent the children have super rich parents. One day tells me there's this girl in Delhi, this Daughter of this super rich father, and he says that this girl is he got a distress call. So he went, and she was in on the point of committing suicide. And he said, Why Why do you do that? She said, because my dad gave me a sports Mercedes SL, yesterday.

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So this Father gives a sports Mercedes car, a sports coupe. And this girl is what's going to say.

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Right? I mean, don't you I don't even understand how this works. But this is this is a reality. Another friend

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of, you know, a friend of a friend. I was told that this lady her, her, her mother died. So this friend went to pay condolences. And you know, as they were sitting there in the in our house, again, super rich. So the by this friend says, My friend says, you know, I'm extremely sorry,

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at your loss and so on. And she says that this girl, the daughter of the mother, who passed away, she looked completely unperturbed as if nothing had happened. So she said, I found that a bit strange in the hospital. But anyway, I said, I've since I've gone there, too.

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Since I've gone there to give my condolences. So I said, you know, I'm really sorry this happened, and

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so on and so forth.

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I didn't know what I mean. It really doesn't matter.

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What

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your mother died, it doesn't matter. Yeah. Because she was never there for me anyway. So how does it matter?

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So this friends is What do you mean? He says, I was brought up by governesses. I was brought up by my governance. I was brought up by this lady who looked after me.

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I mean, I live in this bathroom house. I've got you know, there's a car for me. There's a driver for me. When I was old enough to get a license, you know, I could drive down car I could literally buy any car I wanted.

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I have all the money I want. I can go anywhere. You know, I can buy any stuff. anything I want.

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I want I wanted my mother.

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I want my mother to be with me. And my mother is not with me.

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So she said no, she died. So what difference does it make? When she was alive? It was as if she was dead because she wasn't yet anyway.

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busy with her kitty parties busy with her club, busy with her friends.

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Parents are toxic in many ways. But my point here is this. Of course if you are a toxic parents stop being toxic, or answer to Allah subhanaw taala for you believe me you will be punished by Allah subhanaw taala Allah Mashallah.

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So don't put yourself in that position, you are sent for a purpose you are sent for the tarbiyah for the raising of your children you will not send just to produce you are not the means by which Allah subhanaw taala is increasing the number of his human species. And that's it and your responsibility and with that, you drop the baby and you can walk around and go eat some more grass. No.

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You are, it's your responsibility to raise a good human being who is obedient to Allah subhana wa tada geladeira. So please fulfill that duty.

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But having said that, as far as the children are concerned, unless mother did not say be good to parents who are good to you, be good to your parents. If they are good to you, Alhamdulillah you should be good to them that is natural. But even if they are not good to us, still you be good to them. This is what Islam teaches us. Islam does not teach us to be good to parents who are good to us only but to be good to parents, irrespective of what those parents are and how those parents are. As I said, that does not mean that parents are the license to be bad. No.

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But we must be good to our parents, no matter what kind of parents they are. So that is point number two. Point number three is Allah said Be good to your relatives. Now.

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starts with the immediate in the immediate circle, which is your siblings and your grandparents. So up and down your siblings and your grandparents, your children,

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then further, so it's your children, and your parents, your children, your siblings, your grandparents, and then your uncles and aunts, and so on, and so on. And the circle expands to all those who are related to you be good to them.

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The simplest way to be good to somebody is to form or write a letter or write an email and say, how are you? I hope you're well.

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Just ask yourself this question.

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Just ask yourself this question. How many of your relatives in the last six months especially I'm saying six months, because this six months has been very difficult for everybody on the face of the earth, people have been locked down, people have been confined to their homes, people have been confined in some cases to home which are very small, in congested localities. Right.

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So it's a it's been a very difficult time. And then elderly people, all people who are used to having somebody come in and help them and so on and so forth, all of that stop domestic help stop.

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So they've had to, you know, work more than what they have ever done in their lives. For some of them, it is very difficult.

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Now, in that time, in that six months period last six months,

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ask yourself, how many of you found that uncle of yours that aren't of yours?

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That cousin of yours,

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that grandparent of yours and past about them?

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How are you? I hope you're well.

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I hope this this Corona is not you know, becoming too difficult for you.

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Did you do that?

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If you did not do that.

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If you did not do that,

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then as soon as this lecture is over, as soon as you finish watching this, if you're watching it live, then wait until it finishes. If you're not watching it live, then stop it here. Pick up your phone, call your relative call your aunt or uncle or grandparent or sibling or whoever of your relatives that you have not called call them and speak to them.

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Be careful of even widely dispersed places on earth. So don't call somebody the middle of the night.

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But keeping to the timing call them and do it now. Don't even wait for five minutes call them now. Ask them how are you doing? How's everything is everything well with you? Are you okay?

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I'm giving you some immediately some specific thing to do. It's not just important to say oh you know what, I should be good to mine and what is the meaning of good well this begins with this at least inquire I will be alive. Have you died? What is the problem? Simple. Just find out just calling out How are you?

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If you have received anything good from them, thank them. Thank you very much for what you are doing for us. Thank you very much for what you sent me.

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I request you for your dog.

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People do that they say it as if it's a please make dua for me. Why should I make dua for you?

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Please make dua for me. I am your servant or something. I'm your slave. Make dua for you.

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I will not make dua for you.

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Carla Tarawera, Nicaragua.

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Seriously, I mean, think about the even to request for the

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two that humbly man I request you for your dog. Please make dua for me, I request you for your dog.

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may go for me. Don't forget man your boy is

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speak to people nicely speak to people kindly speak to people with humility. So call them minimum being good to somebody is to call them and find out how they're doing. Then do more than that.

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Send them something or something you know Amazon is still delivering so order something from Amazon for them. Do whatever you can do in the scope of your authority in the scope of your of your capability.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala said number three,

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worship Allah don't make sure. Number two, be good to parents. Be good to relatives, and be good to orphans as special special mention of orphans.

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So who are the people that you know? And by orphans, it's, you know, basically it's meant small children. I mean, I am an orphan by that definition because my parents have died.

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On Me, I'm talking about young children, young children who do not have parents, be specially good to them. And then Allah said, Be good to the needy.

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As well again, this thanks to this Corona

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people who were one of my very dear friends, she said to me, people who would not die, he said, I know some people who, even in their wildest imagination, they would not have imagined that they

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would stand in line to receive Zakat they are having to do that.

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people's lives have completely, you know, we are very far on the last record has been very kind of blessed on us and are all those whose lives the biggest so called problem is that we are in lockdown. Other than that, our fridges, our refrigerators or freezers are full of food, we have every conceivable, you know, comfort that we can imagine, we have not lost our jobs, many of us are sitting at home and getting paid for that companies are paying them governments are paying them in many cases, the state is paying them.

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Food is coming to the to the houses of people. In some countries in the UK, elderly people they are they have been sent menus of food, you know, halal food, Asian food, European food and so on and so forth. And they can pick and the US Army, the the British Army delivers the food, cooked food, hot cooked food is delivered to elderly, older people, especially those living alone, by the government

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80% of their of their salaries, which they used to earn before the lockdown, 80% of the salaries paid to them by the government, there are governments and government Believe me.

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This is what the British government is doing for them. And I'm sure that, you know, similar stories are there from many of the

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at least the European nations,

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many of the Arab countries are doing the same thing. I know this for a fact that many of the Arab countries they have they have given a lot of support and a lot, a lot of Muslims, and this is the point I want to make, which is that NGOs and individuals have gone out of their way. And I'm very, very, very happy that many of them are Muslim Alhamdulillah Allah May Allah bless the Muslims who are focused on this, and we've been doing their best to help those in need. And hamdulillah many of them are Muslims, who have gone out of their way they have really, it's amazing the amount of good work that people individuals, NGOs, and as I said Muslims are in the forefront of this Allah, Allah,

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who have helped people who were in need. One of the biggest, massive tragedies, a living tragedies was the treatment and the the the difficulty of the so called migrant labor. In India, I mean, I don't this term itself is these people, the word Smith's, they invent these terms. These are not migrant labor, they didn't migrate to someplace from somewhere else. These were Indian citizens. Just because they are poor, it doesn't mean that they are not citizens. But they were stranded, far away from their hometowns, far away from their villages, in different cities of the country, where they had been working, some construction works, I mean, services, I mean, in the manufacturing and

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so on. So they were completely stranded, and literally, they had no food and so on. And these people were provided massive assistance, by individual people,

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by by Muslims, by Hindus, by Christians, by Sikhs, by others, by by all kinds of people, and Hamdulillah, I'm very happy to see that Muslims were in the forefront of that and I'm very, very happy about that. So, people were given

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people who are needy, Allah subhanaw taala saying help those who are in need. And this is, you know, specific to and again, as I mentioned here, as far as the orphans is concerned, as far as relatives are concerned, as far as

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even including parents, for example, being good to parents. And last rather, it did not say be good to Muslim parents, men, there are many people whose parents are one or both are not Muslim.

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There are many people who have converted or reverted to Islam, but their parents are not Muslim. Now how does that person treat their parents? Allah said Be good to them. Oh, but they don't worship Allah.

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Doesn't matter, you'll be good to them. It's not about them. It's about you.

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What is my drill for saying this? Really is Huma Habibullah delana. Our mother than the wife of Russell lies Ursula. She was the daughter of Abu sufian.

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Later on, he became as a became a Muslim and we say Abu sufian Oh, Allah No, but the time when I'm talking about, he was the chief enemy of masala sauce, not just one of them, he was the number one of them.

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He was the head of koresh. And this is after bother and so on. So I would say hell and I will have and so on and World War had been killed, they were dead. Abu sufian was, he was the leader of the army that came to,

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to the Battle of our heart. And he was a leader of the army which came in the Battle of conduct.

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So even the enemy of Allah, the enemy of a sort of hustler, his daughter was married to a civilized

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home happy birthday, Lana. Now, the story is that I was going after Saudi Arabia.

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There was a there was a peace treaty between the Muslims and the kurush, which was supposed to be for a duration of 10 years. Now, within two years, the Horace broke the treaty

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less than two years because after two years, we had before in less than two years. So now, I was again is very worried and concerned because peace treaty has been broken. Now, therefore, or sooner, sir has the right to retaliate. So he came to Medina to meet the promise of a seller, the visa was not there. So I was up and went to his daughter's house to maybe buy a house of Ilana.

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So as he entered the house that he was about to sit, there was the bed of resources Allah, you know, the platform or the court. And as he was about to sit Omaha, Viva La Jolla, Anna, she folded up the bed of Rasulullah.

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So I was again

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partly joking. He was obviously was very surprised, and I'm sure it was not pleasantly surprised. But partly jokingly said, Oh, you

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you folded up the bed of your husband, because it is not good enough for me to sit on his

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home he was said, I folded up the bed of my husband because you are not good enough to sit on his bed. She's been to a father. Her father is a non Muslim. Her father is an enemy of her husband who is Baba Salah. Her father is an enemy of Islam. he's a he's a stated, declared enemy of Rasulullah sallam, he came he

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led to wars. The purpose of that was to destroy the Muslims and under Allah protected them.

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So she's not it's not a it's not just that she didn't like it or not. It was like and it's like here is a man whose unknown avowed enemy. So she says to him, I folded the bed and she's not even saying that forces in retaliation. He said, you folded up the bed because the bed is not good enough for me. He said, No, I fold up the bed because you are not good enough for that bed.

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Now,

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later, she mentioned this to masala.

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She said to me, this is my father uncom. And this is what I said.

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As soon as Ursula was displeased,

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he said do not say things like this to your father.

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Treat him with respect, because he is your father. No matter what he does or does not do, no matter his relationship with me. He is your father. So you treat him well. You treat him with honor.

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This is Islam.

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So Islam tells you to treat even the non Muslim

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when Islam tells you to do good to relatives, Muslim relatives or non Muslim relatives, Islam tells us to be good to orphans, whether those orphans are Muslim or not Muslim.

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Today, the majority of orphans are Muslim thanks to the all kinds of illegal wars that are being waged in Muslim countries.

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Then Allah said Be good to the needy, the one in need Muslim or non Muslim hamdulillah This is what the so called migrant labor crisis the in India this short and hamdulillah Muslims helped everybody. They help Muslims they help anyone and everyone

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without any

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without any barriers or without any classifications. And then Allah said, Be good to the near neighbor and far neighbor. Now, the woofers

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In have translated this and they've said, the people have excuses. They are said the near neighbor means Muslim, the far neighbor specifically means non Muslim. This could also mean in terms of distance near neighbor, meaning the one nearest to you and further away, meaning the one farther away from you. This could mean neighbor near neighbor, meaning the one living next to your house, the far neighbor could be anybody you meet anywhere on the street, irrespective of that the point I want to make is Allah subhanaw taala, saying, Be good to people, no matter whether they are Muslim or not Muslim, it is not about them, it is about you. It is about your behavior to them. And then

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Allah said, Be good to the companion at your side, which is self explanatory. And be good to the traveler if you are traveling, or if there is a traveler, meaning of the traveler, any traveler, away from his country away from his place is in a vulnerable situation. So Islam says help them in whichever way and be good to those who are in your, in your control. Under your authority, those whom your right hand possesses, now, right and Buddhist is does not.

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In the days when they were prisoners of war, who were kept as slaves, it meant them. But right and Buddha says right hand is symbolic for control for authority. So right and possessive means anyone who is under your authority, Allah saying be good to them.

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Be good to all of these people. Right? So this Islam, and remember, and think and imagine that if I live my life, where I am good, and in this ayah, Allah described my entire environment, everyone around me, all levels, close to me related to me.

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Living in my vicinity, somebody I might occasionally come into contact with someone with whom I have a transaction, someone who I may not even know a complete total stranger but who is in need, so I help him. Anyone in this whole

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framework is somebody about whom I have been said, Be good to them. Now imagine if I live my life like that, what's gonna happen to me? I'm not even talking about the Azure and the reward that Allah will give me inshallah, that is a short, I'm talking about in this world, what kind of

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feeling do you think will be there for somebody like that, that person will become automatically the most beloved, the most popular, the most influential by reference, obviously, person

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ever because of their behavior. This is the power of

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practicing Islam.

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Sisters, I invite you and I asked you to think about this. And to once again, like I mentioned in the case of being good to relatives, for the relatives, once again, make this whole list and say in each of these, what is it that I can do in order to fulfill what Allah told me and then watch the fun, see how beautiful you feel. See how you beautiful you make others feel. As a result of that enjoy. The benefit of that was a lot on the beat anyone only he was happy to go