Reflect on the Qur’an #19

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Shara filmbay Well, mousseline mohammadu Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa sahbihi wa sallam, the Sleeman, Kaziranga, Sierra Nevada, my brothers and sisters,

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one of the

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best things that COVID has done for us.

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There are many blessings associated with COVID, believing. And

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even though we seem to be overwhelmed with the downsides of it, of course, there are downsides obviously, this is a

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great test for Allah subhanaw taala. But everything that comes from Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah comes with blessings comes with higher comes with Baraka come with positive things. And it's a very good thing to think about the positive things, and not only get stuck in the negative things.

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As I have mentioned before, and I've said this to somebody who was complaining about work from home,

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and saying that you know, what, we are stuck in the house.

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So I said to them, the, one of the basic facts of work from home is that you have work, and you have a home.

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And I think that that is something to be immensely grateful for. Because there are people who will

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give an arm and a leg in order to have a home and to have work. And whoever is working from home has those two things.

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And that's why it's very important for us to keep our focus on

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the positive sides of whatever it is that we are facing with.

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It's important to understand in our, in our class of reflect on the Quran. One of the things that the Quran constantly

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emphasizes

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is the fact that this life is temporary, that this life is an instant come lobbyists, lobbyists to Yeoman. Oh, by the way, oh, how long did you stay? We stayed for maybe a day or maybe a part of a day. Right? This question and answer is mentioned in the Quran more than once.

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And similarly, many, many other places and many other ways in which Allah subhanaw taala reminded us

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that this life of ours, no matter how immersed, we might be in it, no matter how important it might be, it might seem to be

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no matter how we think we are

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completely tied down by it. One day, it will end, one day, we will go and meet our rub, jello general.

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And the sensible person, the intelligent person is the one who remembers that day, who remembers that day? Who thinks about that day, most often. And that is what associationism said in the famous Harry's, he said the most intelligent of you is the one who remembers his death most often. Not once in a year, not once in a week, every day, several times a day, who thinks about his death, who mentioned who reflects on the fact that he is going to leave leaves his world.

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And then he lives his life

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in accordance with that,

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in accordance with that thought that I have to leave this world. Now, if I were

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in a place which is temporary, what would I be thinking about? And what would I take with me? And what would I do

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as compared to something which

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in which I have someplace where I expect to stay for a long time.

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Now all of this element is stuff I mean, I'm sure I'm not saying anything.

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here that you haven't heard before. The question is not how many times you heard it. The question is not how novel and unique The idea is. The question is, how many times do you think about it? How many times do you reflect on it? And especially when you are faced with whatever difficulty that Allah has placed in your life and mela, keep your life free from all difficulties. But we know that our last round of data in order to test us in order to reward us in order to give us excuses for his

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At mercy and His infinite forgiveness, Allah subhanaw taala puts difficulties into our lives.

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And of course, he also supports us in those difficulties, he also gives us the strength to,

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to face those difficulties. So in those, in those situations, it's very important to think about the positive side of that. And the positive side of COVID. As I said, One of those is that it has reminded us and it reminds us of the fact that this life is very, very short. And this life is very temporary, and that it will end how many I don't think today, after having had roughly four and a half plus million people dying in the world.

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I'm sure almost everyone has had at least one person in their families, or one person known to them, who died of COVID. I've had several I've had my own brother in law died of COVID. I had an uncle of mine, my puppies, husband was also my Chacha from my father's side, his cousin and my father, he passed away due to COVID. And similarly other people. The point is that, does this remind us about our own mortality? Does it remind us that one day I also have to go whether I go with COVID or no COVID doesn't matter what I will have to die you will have to die. And what is the preparation for that? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala in the in the Koran, and especially in the last Jews in Usama.

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Last Ramadan, I mentioned that day when we will be gathered

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before him jelas Allahu Allah Subhana Allah said, is out. We live in a shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem. Either some

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forethought, were either given or thought were either will be hired or for JIRA, were either COBOL

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IE mad enough some goddamnit.

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Yeah, are you all in shadow my

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vehicle Kareem are the last I have this really, it shakes you up, Allah said, when the heaven is cleft asunder when the sky is torn apart, and when the stars have fallen and scattered, and when the seas burst forth, and when the graves are turned upside down, and they bring out their contents,

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then a person will know what is sent forward ahead of him, and what he left behind all mankind, what has made you careless, concerning your rub the most generous, what has made us careless about that, you know, when we read desire to the Quran,

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is or somehow and further out and so on.

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Sometimes you might say, Well, you know, how can the sky be drawn, when actually what we are seeing as the sky is the is the inner space, because the earth itself is

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spinning in space. And therefore what we are seeing is something which is not, it's like, not like an umbrella which is stretched across, but we are in the space. And since we are in the space, whatever we are seeing is the sky. And actually because the Earth is spinning the the sky, which I'm seeing right now, and above me, is not the sky that I saw above me,

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you know, a little bit a little bit ago, a second ago, because the Earth is spinning, and with the spinning, everything is turning. And so I'm seeing something new all the time, but the speed of the spinning is such and the stability is such that it seems to me as if everything is stationary and everything that nothing is moving, that all of these are the This is why we need to reflect on creation itself reflect on the science of creation itself and say What is this thing? How did Allah rather create and when I say how I don't mean that we need to understand the exact methodology or the exact way in which it is created, which probably will never understand. But just to marvel at it

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just to to wonder attitudes as well. I mean, look at this thing. How is our last round that I made this and how beautiful this is. And one day I'm going to meet a lion this should be something which it becomes a show will become the desire that I want to meet manager level. Allah is saying here, that when you eat that when you don't do that when even though Allah has done all this, and they will come and this will happen. And then Allah is asking a question and saying what has made you care less about your revenue is alkhoury

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y'all insano ma Raka arabic al Karim

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or man mankind Oh man, all human beings.

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How are you so happy I was so completely

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coma draws our your brain dead.

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With respect to your Rob gelatin,

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who is Al Karim? Who is so generous who So, so merciful, so forgiving? Right? We do all kinds of things may Allah protect us from ourselves. And yet, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not bring his punishment on us. He follows that I decided to punish us for our sins. A single sin is was enough for us to completely destroy our happiness, but other does not do that Allah

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gives us time, gives us time to repent, Allah subhanaw taala gives us time to return to Him.

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He says therefore, Allah subhanho wa Taala

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asked this question and I

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remind myself a new that let us not lose sight of the fact that a day will come. And that day will come sooner than we think. When we will be asked the same question. Yeah. Are you all in Santa Monica Beagle? Kareem, we will be asked the same question. When we stand before a lot of I know that

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there's no answer to this question. Because if you answer this question, what made you happy, it means that you are accepting that you are adopted, I'm accepting that I'm laughing. I'm accepting that I have

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become careless and I have lost my focus on Allah subhanho wa Taala. We don't want to be in that situation. We don't want to be in a situation where we are where we have to accept that we lost our connection with Allah. The key is to maintain that connection with Allah subhanaw taala, never to lose it. ask Allah Subhana Allah to enable us to do that. My brothers sisters Allah.

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Again, in many places in the Quran, in especially in this in Jews, I'm Allah

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mentioned the Day of Judgment, right.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that their judgment in ways which are so frightening, to put it mildly, so frightening. Alassane Ouattara describes scenes, which frankly, absolutely beggar the imagination, there is no way that we can even dream of conceptualizing or have

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of imagining

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those kinds of scenes, which Allah subhanaw taala

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mentioned in the Quran completely, totally rights. It's something to really think about, and there are laws rather than every person will know what he has brought of good and evil, right, Adam enough some Mahabharat

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a person will will know what he or she brought with them. Now we are as we know, we are continuing looking at sort of the Fatiha and focusing on and reflecting on sort of fathia and all of this, which I'm saying do is with respect to the address of the fathia Maliki on with Dean that Allah subhanaw taala is the Malik Allah is the molecule as the King of Yama, Dean of the day of judgment and therefore, what is his day of judgment, it is this day, this day about which Allah subhanaw taala warned us this day, which Allah subhanho wa Taala literally frightened us by describing it in such tremendous detail, so that we can think about it we can reflect on it, and we can ask ourselves

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this question and say, how well prepared I am I for this day, which can happen to me at any time. Because remember, the Day of Judgment itself, there is a day when the the hasher will be established, the gamma will be established, people will be gathered and before Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala will be on his throne and so on. That day will be when it will be because Allah subhanaw taala knows and no one other than Allah knows when that day will happen. But for the individual for me and for you, our day of gamma. And the scholars they call it actually the Commodore Sagara the small the small Day of Judgment is the day when we meet molecule mouth and that

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day we know happens to everyone

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and it will happen to me it will happen to you. And and that day for us is the day when we will

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we will know that day itself, what the final destination and what the final day of judgment will look like for us. Because if this day a day if this day of our death, if this is good and we ask Allah subhanaw taala for

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This day to be the best day of our lives and when we meet Allah subhanaw taala. If that day is good and if we meet that day, in a in a state where we are given the Bashara of Jana, by the Malacca who will come to take our soul,

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Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this is nakara right, that the Malacca themselves will will tell us that Allah Subhana Allah has sent you and this is the Newsela millefiori Rahim that this is the nozel This is the welcome that has been sent to you by Allah foto Rahim the Most Merciful, the most forgiving Allah Serrano Donna and that they will say the Anwar Leah dunia Avila Kira we are and we were your friends in this dunya and your protectors in your Alia in this dunya and in the era, and on in the ACA you will have everything that you ever wished for. Now, if we when we die when we get these Bashara, then inshallah almost and we can feel content and rest and rested and content and,

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and happy that this is how we will see and we will know the day of judgment.

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Even the contrary, our last day, may Allah protect us and save us from that is not like this, then it's boards a lot of evil and a lot of pain and suffering. And that the problem with that pain and suffering is that there is no end to that there is no end to that whatsoever. So that's why it is very important instead of freaking out on COVID numbers and COVID results. Now, which a lot of people are doing I mean think about this, this is again, all of this is we have to see this as the in we have to see the reality of this. The reality of this is that this is shed man's way of ensuring that he takes our focus away from things with matter which matter to things which do not

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matter.

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Right now, what is it that matters? What matters is that I look at myself. I'm seeing this either Quran Maliki or Medina I'm good Allah is the Malik Allah is the is the king Allah Samaritan is the Owner of the Day of Judgment. And I am going to go before Allah subhanaw taala. What am I prepared? This is the only thought which has value. Instead of that thought shaitan takes our focus away to what is the what are the politicians saying who is promoting vaccines who's not promoting vaccines? What is the CDC and the entire medical establishment say is saying, What is some

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other person who, you know, came out of the woodwork because we don't know who that person is, we have no clue. Anybody can appear to be anything on the internet, we know this, but we lose track of it. Right.

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And this person is saying this in his most authoritative manner, that vaccines instead of saying vaccines will be will be will will protect you and save you from this COVID. There he says that vaccines will actually kill you. Now, who do you believe right now all of this stuff? And then how many cases are going up? And what percentage is that? And what are the reports from this country and that country? Imagine all our focus is on things which we have no control over whatsoever. Right? If you can bring down the death count even by one please go ahead do that that would be worth worthwhile. But you know, you can't do it. I know I can't do it. If I get COVID I cannot even cure

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myself forget about anybody else.

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But all my focus and all my attention is on stuff, which I have no control over. But what does it do to me? It completely stresses me out, it freaks me out. Look at the people that are there are people today and many of them we know

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friends of ours and so on whose entire time and effort and energy is going in watching videos of these people talking all these things, watching these kinds of films, of reading stuff and then social media. As you know, social media is the worst curse that has ever happened to humankind, because social media is focused on one thing which is to

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make you buy products or make you look at things on which advertisers advertisers advertise so they make revenue out of your eyeball time. Right. So what does social media do? Social media gives you and send you messages which you have indicated that you liked this indication you may have done it directly or indirectly. For example, if I this orchid with me next to me here if I watch a car

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have videos on arcades, right? What is the kind of money or I need to put for this? How do I need to take care of this, and believe me, every day, I'm going to get something all the other related to arcades, on my social media feeds. I don't I'm not on Facebook, I'm not on anything,

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except for Twitter, which is my official company account. But my point is, that

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this is what social media is supposed to do this, what it does is it gives you stuff which you have indicated directly or indirectly that you like. So, you will never see a contrary opinion. So, if for example, in this COVID thing, if you are an anti vaccine person, you are only going to see anti vaccine stuff, you will never see actual real data analysis about the development of vaccines or the effects of vaccines. Now, the reality also is that in many cases, including these vaccines, even if you saw all the actual data, how many of us have the knowledge to be able to understand the data just to give you an idea, right, I mean, we you have eyes and I have eyes, we can see clearly, if I

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give you an MRI report.

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If I give you an MRI report, even if I give you an MRI report with the with the reading on it, and with the explanation on it, written by a neurologist, I will guarantee you that unless you are a neurologist date will be like reading Greek and Latin. For somebody who does not know Greek and Latin, you will not understand one word, even though it is in English, even though I know English and you know English, even though we can see it with our eyes. And the and the neurologist is also seeing it with his eyes, neurologists doesn't have some specialized that he's going to pull out these and put new ones.

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Because we see with our knowledge, so even if we get the information we meaning the majority of people we have, we don't have the knowledge to be able to understand that.

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Yet we will distrust yet we will have heated discussions about stuff which we are completely ignorant about.

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This data is pure shattered, because Saturn is taking away our attention from that which can benefit us which is that no matter what happens, if I die, when I die, it's not even if it's when I die, what will happen to me, what will I send What have I sent before me? And what will I take with me, that's the only thing which has value. Now instead of that we are focused now today on this whole COVID thing

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to say that takes our attention away from that which benefits us to that which does not benefit us.

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And that's the thing to remember analysts rantala told us to

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focus on this. And Allah said that on that day of judgment, the only thing the question that will be asked is and the only thing that is every person will be aware of is what did he bring and what descend before him and what did you bring up good or evil? Now this when we are reflecting on the Quran, just this one I Malik Yama did write all this while I've been talking to is only what is one eye? And what kind of reflection we need to do. When we say Maliki within what are we saying?

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Allah is that is the Owner of the Day of Judgment. So what how does it affect you and me? It affects us directly. Now Allah subhanaw taala mentioned

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the Day of Judgment, as I mentioned to you, especially in the last us in such detail, and the last juice is full of descriptions. But do we reflect?

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and reflection is a function of the of importance, we reflect only on those things which we consider to be important.

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Just think about what are the things we think about during the day? What are the things that we reflect on during the day? Like today, it's very easy, because it's COVID is like on the minds of most people.

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The other the other utterly useless thing, which which is on the minds of most people is politics.

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Constantly, this country, that country, this party, that party, this politician, that politician, continuous talk and continuous focus on politics. And the reality is that apart from going once in four years or once in five years and casting your vote, the average individual somebody like you and me has no other impact on politics.

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We today we talk about disobeys we talk about you know how empowering democracies are and so on and so forth. For the average person.

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This is the most powerless time that the person has lived in.

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Yet vast amount of our attention goes only in talking about stuff which has which has zero value, absolute zero value. I mean, if you are really interested in politics, then you should participate in politics.

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You should use your work and you should try to influence politicians, they must go there and stand and on the street and, and on the day of of voting day was go and vote and take people with you or influence people. Nobody does all this, that most of us add the most in some countries, you might stand on the street corner holding up a placard, using the words want to change with that, by all means, do it, as and when you have, do it stand with people who are, you know, like minded and so on. But I'm saying put things in perspective. put things in perspective.

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Don't read, applying, you know, American Gen or some bomb on your head, equal to brain surgery, it's not the two completely different things, although both of them are to do with that.

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So reflection is a function are important, we reflect only on those things that we consider to be important. So if we don't reflect on the Day of Judgment, we should ask why? Why is it that we do not reflect? Don't we think it will happen to us?

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Now again, when we ask this question, the usual tendency will be see what this king is doing. See what that King is doing, see what his billionaire is doing, see what that billionaire is doing? Does he not think that he will die one day? Does he not think that he will face Allah? Does he not believe in the Day of Judgment, my brother's justice, please forget about all the kings and the billionaires. Unless you are one of them.

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Look at yourself, I need to look at myself. Because when I die, believe me nobody in the world is going to come with me.

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No one

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I will be taken my body will be taken

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to the grave. And I will be put into the grave.

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Some of my family will come up to the grave. Others of my family even if they are there, they will not come to the cemetery into the graveyard because it's not recommended. It's not the Sunnah for the women to go to the cemetery in the graveyard when somebody is being buried all the in America everybody does everything I may Allah protect us from ourselves. It is not the sooner for the women to go to the graveyard when

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some their husband, father, son, whoever is being buried not dishonor,

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by army later on, if you want to go go and go only to remind yourself that one day I will be in the same grave, not that you're going to go there and do something for that person.

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So when I die, my wife, my mother, my sister, whoever is going to still stay at home, they are not going to go to the graveyard

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whoever else is there

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my brother father, whoever

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son.

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And in some cases by all these people are not there, they may be there but they may not be physically present at that point in time it will be strangers

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who will take me and put me into my cover?

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How am I thinking of that?

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Or am I thinking of what foreign villain is doing in this place and that King is doing in that place and this politician and that billionaire

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we need to monitor ourselves we need to monitor our time. We need to monitor our conversations

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we need to monitor what goes on in our minds and our hearts.

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Some of this stuff you can even if you're if you're if you're that way inclined, you can even you know do this physically Shut up, set up your gamma or set up your phone on regarding and leave it there and you know, do your day and see what you're dodging and so on. There is no need I mean, I'm just saying this as you know for the fun of it, but the reality is you know and I know where is the maximum attention and focus that I am giving in my life where is it is it to useless things over which I have no control?

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Take for example sports. I mean I see this all the time, right I do.

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being popular has never been one of my

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aims in life.

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I see it all the time. Sports, play the sport, by all means absolutely play basketball, play football, play cricket, whatnot. But just sitting and watching sport, how much of time goes in that?

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Of what value is it?

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I'm not saying it is haram. I'm just saying that here is time management. Allah give you this time for you to earn something for yourself to take with you to the akhira is watching Superbowl doing that for you.

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And if it is not doing that for you then ask yourself this question. Do I really believe in the asset or not? It is as serious as that

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because somebody who believes in the ACA is he going to be doing that and to give you an example to help you understand

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Even more even even better in this life

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if you are a college student and if you were sad studying for your pre meds

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and if the exam was coming up would you be watching

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it simply you don't need to go into the ACA right here if you had if even if you had half a brain if you were sitting for your pre meds I am just giving a pre meds as an exam whatever exam right? It is a is a critical exam and the exam is just coming up it's round the corners is next week it's on Monday and today is Friday Why not? And you've got Super Bowl Will you watch Super Bowl if you watch Super Bowl it means that even the half that have the brain you don't have

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you don't get what happens do we Steve, you are focused on your future because this exam I must pass this exam if I don't pass this exam My future is toast

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How about your asking what my after our my death? That exam at least I know where it is.

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I know it is our mandate is not on Sundays on Saturday or Monday. I know I've got two days whatever my death

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do I even know whether I will finish this video

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and hamdulillah if I die in the middle of this very good because then I am talking about the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala and if Allah takes me in that state nothing better.

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But if you if I look at my life, does it indicate this that I am saying all this does it indicate but as my life indicate that in fact,

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the thought that I may die anytime the thought that I have to face Allah subhanaw taala One day, the thought that the only thing which will be of value for me on that day when I face Allah subhanaw taala is good stuff which I sent ahead of me?

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Is this the dominant thought in my mind? If I look at my life, if I reflect on my life, will my life show this to me and to some extent where I feel hamdulillah I have done my best and I now rely on the forgiveness of Allah? Or is my life going to be full of all forms of heedlessness? Remember I'm not talking about Haram. Right? I'm not talking about doing stuff which we know is wrong. I mean, there is no there's no point in talking about that because it is not expected of the Muslim that he or she will deliberately do something which is haram. We know interest based banking is around it is not expected of the Muslim that knowing that a Muslim will take an interest based loan

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or a Muslim will charge interest to somebody to whom they have loaned money. Or they will they will take part in any interest based transaction whether it's a mortgage, whether it's this whether it's that whatnot, it is not expected. As a Muslim I said La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah.

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I see I have I have I have faith and complete and total Yaki on the Day of Judgment. And I know that Allah subhanho wa Taala declared war on the one who deal with interest on his behalf and on behalf of Russell as a seller. Am I as a Muslim? Am I saying to myself that I want to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala as my enemy on the Day of Judgment, I mean, what kind of a no brainer is that?

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That's what I'm not mentioning all these things. I am talking about the stuff which we do, which

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is permissible.

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It is not permissible in the sense that is not haram you will not get old or you won't go to janome if you watched football

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but I went to get our reward for this thing is Allah subhanaw taala going to reward you for those two hours that you watched some football or soccer match?

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You know the answer to that I know the answer to that. And on the Day of Judgment, where one single Hazara one single good deed, will spell the difference between Jenna and Johanna. What is the value of the potential of two hours to earn the pleasure of Allah?

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This is the whole struggle is to make this real. Everyone knows this, believe me, I'm not talking rocket science to anybody. This is stuff which is view and I have heard this stuff. If you are born in a Muslim home, we have literally heard this stuff from the day we were born. And if you were, if we came to Islam, if we are reverts that we heard this stuff from the day we revert to Islam, and maybe this is one of the reasons we reverted to Islam.

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So how do we lose focus of this? How do we go somewhere else? That is the question to ask ourselves.

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And that is what the Quran is reminding us Malik Yama did. Every time we say Malik Yama, Deen, we have to think about this. This is the word This is the Quran. He's saying Maliki on the day.

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This is that you're Moody,

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right?

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We need to reflect and say, my faith in Allah, my faith in the Day of Judgment.

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What is the strength of this faith?

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My brothers sisters, Allah Serrano that mentioned his glory and majesty. On the day of judgment. Allah said yo maya como roho Well, mala eco to Safa, la Muna Illa man Alina la hora Manu will call us awaba that he can Leo moon.

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Furman Sha, Allah, Allah.

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Allah, Allah said is

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that day, the day when a row in a row is

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is reference to a gym a salon

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and the angels America will stand forth in rows. And Allah knows how many rows alone was the other of the molag how many there are million zillion trillions uncountable we don't know.

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And nobody and this is a blanket statement

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is a blanket statement applies to everybody larrya taka lamona illa Allah Rama

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no one will be able to speak except the one who Allah subhanho wa Taala permits

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and that person will speak what is right Allah that person will speak the truth.

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And then Allah said valleca Yamanaka

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that is without doubt the true day. And so whoever wants let him seek a place with

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or aware to his rub jello, jello?

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And what is the way to rub obedience

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we are free Allah is saying this day is going to happen

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about that there is no doubt

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but what will happen to you and me on that day that depends on us.

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If I want good to happen to me on that day, then let me make the arrangements for it.

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And if I do not believe in this day or I don't care what happens to me on that day, then that's my choice.

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But if I want something good to happen, let me prepare for it. You know the word amazes me all the time and I keep reminding myself is all of these things which we talk about with respect to the day of judgment and so on. These are the basic ordinary everyday principles that we follow in our life

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right

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to give you a simple example when we travel how many of us will simply supposing I want to go from here to New Orleans

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now how many people will simply buy a bus ticket or a plane ticket New Orleans and just go

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now what I have never I have never been New Orleans I don't know New Orleans from any other place

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I've made I have no friends there I have no relatives there.

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Now will I just go there now I land in the bus station and landed in the airport and then I walk Where will I stay? I have no clue where are the hotels are no clue. Which is a good place which is a bad place I have nothing I have no knowledge whatsoever. I just landed in New Orleans tell me how many people will do this and if you do that you will say already crazy I mean why why do you do that? Why don't you do a little bit of research and find out well I'm going to a completely new place in New Orleans what are the things to see what is the activity there and so on so forth. Now in relation to that which is a good hotel to stay which will be close to the places that I want to

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see and so on so forth. Now is that hotel booked? Not booked? Are they full? Not for will they have room for me or not? Why don't I make a reservation in advance? Then how do I get from the airport to the hotel what are the means is there public transport Do I need to hire a card when it does auto pick me up? I mean imagine when we travel just think about the number of arrangements we make and in what detail we arrange even though you and I know that if I just land in New Orleans it is not as if I'm completely and totally helpless and you know I will die I will not die It's just that I will have to you know struggle a little bit more I have to go and ask people and check people and so on

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and you know we'll go find a taxi go stand there okay, which is a good hotel, what not, I will have to go and do some stuff but it is doable there. Even when I land in New Orleans. I will still have my credit card with me I will still have money with me. I will still have my brain with me. Hopefully it didn't work before but it was there and I will be able to you know, do something for myself.

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Now how about

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If somebody told you that you're going to go to New Orleans and there you will be able to do nothing.

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So the only thing that will be available to you in New Orleans is what you prepared for yourself before we learned that the only thing once you go to your credit card is going to be dead, everything's gonna be dead. You will only have that which you already arranged for

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and going to New Orleans, you have to do that there's no way I mean this is going to happen.

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Right tell me

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that is the reality. The reality is Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala told us everything about death, everything about the afterlife, everything about the ultimate everything that we need to know. Allah has already told us. And our last writer also told us prepare for it. Allah showed us how to prepare for it as soon as Allah salami sent him for this reason,

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how to prepare for it, what should I prepare for everything. And Allah subhanaw taala also told us that when we land there and land the meaning when when that happens, after that, all control, all decision making, all abilities will come to a halt.

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That is not the cessation it's not the ending of existence, it is the ending of FTR it is the ending of the ability to do anything.

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The ending ability, thinking will end decision making will end

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being able to do anything will end speaking will end everything all abilities will be shut down. existence is not shadow existence will go on.

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We are alive in our graves we are alive on the Day of Judgment we will be inshallah We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah for genital, for those of us it is up we will be alive in a journal

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that is only cessation of

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ability. In this dunya Allah subhanaw taala gave us limited abilities, Allah, Allah gave us a limited

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scope of choice. We cannot do everything, but in the choices that we can do. Allah subhanaw taala also guided us and said, choose this and don't use that. You can choose good and you can choose evil, we are free. If somebody does not worship Allah, his breathing doesn't stop. He is his throat doesn't choke up so he can't eat anything.

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He won't lose his job, his bank account won't evaporate, nothing will happen to him, he'll be fine. He can do he can he or she can deny Allah. They can do whatever they want. They can worship whoever they want. In this life, Allah will not do anything to them they will be fine.

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And we are seeing this all on orders. For every one believer There are five or four or five non believers so they the vast majority of people do not believe in Allah subhanaw taala yet the world runs. Yet they have money yes, do they have power and authority and influence and whatnot.

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If they are beautiful to look at, they won't become ugly.

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They will still remain beautiful.

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But Allah subhanaw taala told us

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a day will come when all of this

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will become zero.

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your net worth which we like to talk about is not what is the bank is not what is in his life. net worth is what we send ahead of us.

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So today we say Jeff Bezos is worth so much and Bill Gates is worth so much and Warren Buffett is worth so much now. All of them will be worth whatever they have sent ahead of them, when they land on the Day of Judgment meaning when molecule mouth comes to take the soul, what has gone ahead is the net worth.

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And that begins with lai lai La La Muhammad Rasul Allah, if somebody is dying, and at that time, they have not accepted Islam. If they're not dying on Islam, nothing else matters.

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If they're dying on Islam, then inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will forgive them and this is what we ask Allah subhanaw taala for. So I remind myself when you every time we say Malik, Yama, Dean, let us reflect on this thing and say I'm willing to meet Allah, what am I taking with me? What have I sent ahead of me? Because only that will count

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on that day. Meaning when my death comes to me, I will be stripped of all ability to do everything including to say Subhan Allah including to say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah

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and that person can

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That. So if I died if I if the person died without lie Lola

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and actually even before he dies because when he sees medical mode, the debate is gone. So when before he sees medical mode if he has not said Laila halala, if he has not accepted Islam,

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the medicines medical mode that's over. So when you see molecule massive is Oh, I wish I had stopped doing this. I wish I had started doing that. No use

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absolutely no use.

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ask Allah

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to enable us to reflect on our lives, to spend time thinking and reflecting on that which benefits us every single action, then ask yourself, how does this benefit me? On the day of judgment, if I die right now, right now doing whatever I'm doing, if I die right now,

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what am I sending ahead of me? What will happen? Who said you will be resurrected in the state who died?

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So if I dropped it now, I will be resurrected as what?

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Right die if I die, I will be resurrected, speaking about the glory of Allah Alhamdulillah.

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But I'm not making videos 24 hours. So the rest of my time, what am I doing?

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So I make a nice video, I talk to you I do a nice lecture. And after that if I'm doing something wrong, and I die there.

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That is the reason why as soon as I said I'm said the one who is the most intelligent is the one who remembers his death most often because throughout his day, throughout his day, in all that he or she says or does, they are reflecting on this fact and saying, If I die now what happens?

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Ask doesn't matter. To enable us to reflect and to think and ask Allah to enable us to benefit from this. ask Allah Subhana Allah to take us to keep us in a state of obedience to Him and to take us in a state of obedience to Him was Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry while Allah He was savage manga to get what I said on my leg on what I wanted like a water cut.