Stick to the path

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The importance of following the path ofteenth Aloni is discussed, emphasizing the need for personal prioritization and guidance. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of following Islam's teachings and taking small steps to achieve success. It is a choice made by the creator and that following guidance is a choice made by the creator. It is crucial to focus on following guidance and small steps to achieve success.

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Allah

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addressed Rasulullah

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by

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1 of the huroofal mukataat

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Yaseen

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and knows the meaning of that. And the

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Mufasa have said that this also refers to

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Rasulullah

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Allah then took an oath by the Quran.

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Allah took an oath by the Quran Al

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Kareem.

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And he said, verily and truly you are

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among

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the Rasul

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Musa,

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the prophets,

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the messengers of Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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And you are on.

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You are on the path of righteousness, on

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the path of steadfastness.

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I remind myself and you that every single

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rakat of every single salah,

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no matter what kind of salah that is

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for the nafil or sunnah,

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We ask Allah for

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Allah

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told us

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what is that Surah Al Mustafi.

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Allah mentioned in the same surah itself.

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The Sirat, the path

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of those

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on whom Allah

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bestowed His blessing and mercy and gifts.

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Those people who Allah

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blessed.

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Who are the

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people on whom Allah

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bestowed his gifts?

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Allah

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mentioned that also in the Quran and said,

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said, verily Allah

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has blessed

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the

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the people who are truthful

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the people who

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are the people who are good all of

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these

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terms have their own,

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specific and special meanings. I'm not going into

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explanation of all that.

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But the first of those terms,

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the first of those terms is the

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verily the people who are blessed by Allah

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over

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and above anyone and anyone anything else are

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the

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are the messengers, are the Rasuls, are the

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prophets of Allah

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and among the

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is their Imam

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is the first and the foremost

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of the Ambia and

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is the last and final

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of the and

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the Rasul Rasul of Allah

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So, therefore, Allah

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told us

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in the Quran

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to ask us for

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the

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to ask us for the path of righteousness

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and guidance

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and told us that this path is the

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path of the Ambiya

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and among the Ambiya

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is the one we follow. Rasool Allah is

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the last and final of them and the

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and the Imam of all of them.

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And about him Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala

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took an oath by the Quran

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and said that

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So therefore,

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we know that the

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which we are asking Allah for

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is the path of Rasulullah

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What do we 2 things to understand. 1st

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of all, Allah did

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not teach us in their Quran

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to ask

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for the destination.

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What is the destination of of Surat Al

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Mustafi?

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That

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is where it leads. Surat Al Mustafi leads

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to Jannah. So Allah

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could have said to, should have told us

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to ask for Jannah but Allah did not

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tell us to ask for Jannah because this

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dunya

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you will get to Jannah if you do

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certain things.

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Jannah is not magic.

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Jannah won't just happen by itself. So Allah

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did not tell us to ask for the

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destination

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even though that is the destination of this

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path. Allah

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told us to ask for the path.

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Even in this dunya, we know what you

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look at when you are,

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in organization consulting. You know, we have, we

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talk about the

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vision of the organization and so on. But

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what do you focus on? You focus on

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the systems. You focus on the processes. You

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focus on the methods.

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You don't say simply sit there and think

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about the vision. It won't happen. If your

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processes are not in place, if your systems

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are not in place, if you are not

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doing the things you are supposed to be

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doing, that vision is only a pipe dream.

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It is never going to come true because

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you are not taking the path which leads

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to the vision.

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Nobody doubts that you want that vision. Right?

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The vision isn't it's true. We are not

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saying that,

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when you say I want Jannah that you

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are lying. No. You're not lying. You are

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speaking the truth. You want Jannah but the

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reality of life is that this duniya

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is the eyes.

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This dunya is a place for work. This

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dunya is a place where we have to

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make effort.

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Allah said for the human being is only

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what he works for.

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So that is the reason why Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala drew our attention to the importance

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of work, the importance of action and said

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most of you ask for this path and

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stay on the path.

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Right? Stay on the path.

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Allah did not say, run fast so that

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you will reach Jannah. No. You will lead

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Jannah InshaAllah as long as you are on

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this path then this path will take you

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to Jannah.

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This path cannot

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misguide you, cannot mislead you because this is

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the path of the

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but if you stray away from the path

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then obviously

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it cannot lead to Jannah because there is

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one path through Jannah. Every path does not

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lead to Jannah and that is one of

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the,

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many

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mistaken impressions

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that, people seem to have,

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to say that every path leads to Jannah.

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If every path led to Jannah, then what

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was the need for an Rabi? What was

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the need for?

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What was the need for the Quran? Live

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your life, you will get to Jannah anyway.

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So that is not the that's not even

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logically,

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doesn't even make sense. So there is one

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path and that path is called Islam and

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that Islam is what Rasool Allah sallam brought.

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So when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is saying

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the path of

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the path of steadfastness, this is the path

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of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. And this is

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what underlines the importance of the sunnah because

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what is the path of Rabi sallallahu alaihi

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sallam? It is the way he led his

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life.

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Every aspect of his life.

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Is it does it, is it restricted to

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to one particular aspect? Allah

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For you, the best example is the life

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of my Nabi

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Allah did not specify any particular part of

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his blessed life. Allah did not say his

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domestic life or his public life or his

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life as a

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head of state or his life as a

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head of the army or his life as

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a when he used to do trading as

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a businessman.

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Or his life. Do you know? Allah

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said the life of Muhammad

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is

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a good example, is a best example.

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For the one

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who believes in the day of judgement, looks

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forward to the day of judgement, looks forward

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to the meeting with Allah

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and engages in the zikr of Allah

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greatly.

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So Allah mentioned very clearly, if you are

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serious about your Islam, if you are serious

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about reading Jannah, then hold on to the

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way of Muhammad

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Now out of this whole life,

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as I mentioned, what must I pick? What

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must I choose? Answer is you do not

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pick and you do not choose. You take

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the whole thing because it comes as a

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package. It doesn't come in bits and pieces.

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It doesn't we have been we have not

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been left to pick and choose from the

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life of our

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soul that which suits us and leave out

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that which does not suit us. Because following

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is a function of effect of love for

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somebody.

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Following what does following mean? I mean this

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has been used the word following has been

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used in the Quran in several places in

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different context.

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And the point that I always make is

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what is the what is the implication of

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following?

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See, there is a difference. If I take

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you by the hand and I say come

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with me, are you following me?

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You're not following me. You're coming with me

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because I am grabbing you by the hand.

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Right? I'm not leaving you with any choice.

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You have no choice. I've grabbed you by

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the hand. I've grabbed you by the neck

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or whatever it is and I'm, you know,

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carrying you or I'm dragging you or I'm

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leading you. So you can say I, you

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know, I'm going with so and so. Allah

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is not saying that. Allah is saying

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the one who follows Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

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So what is the meaning of follow?

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Follow means that

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the choice to follow is yours.

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Right? Choice to follow is yours.

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Path has been shown to you and we

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have been told this is the way of

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Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, follow this way.

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So following means what? Following means choice is

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yours. So we have to actively make a

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choice. When you make a choice to follow

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something, what does what does that mean? It

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means that you like to follow that.

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How else and why else will you do

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it? Because you are on your own. I

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mean, if you could have chosen to follow

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something else, but you didn't do that. You

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chose to follow this particular way which means

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that you love to follow that way. And

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that is the reason why Allah said

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Allah said, say to them, you Muhammad

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those who claim to love Allah

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make my itiba

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follow

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me. He didn't say obey me. He didn't

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say itaat, he said itiba. He said follow

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me. Now for Itaat is a there is

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a hokum. So do this.

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You do it or you don't do it,

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and then you are obedient or disobedient. But

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Ita, it has there's no hokum and Itaiva.

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In it just means you follow because you

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love this.

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Why do you wear this kind of shirt

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or this kind of trousers? Because I like

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it.

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Is anybody paying you for it? No. I

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is anybody forcing? Nobody's forcing. Why are you

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doing it? I like to do it.

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So the point is that you are doing

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it because you love this. Now in this

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case, what is Allah saying? Allah is saying,

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tell them those who claim to love Allah

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Tell them to make

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your Tell them follow me.

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Imitate me. Emulate me.

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Right? Then what will happen? Then Allah will

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love you.

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See the reward of following Rasool Allah

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will love you.

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So one is

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and Allah will forgive your sins.

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Allah is the one who forgives,

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and who is merciful. Now point is that

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one, you are on the right path inshallah

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when you have been following

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there is no doubt about the fact that

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you are on the right path.

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Secondly, is Allah

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will love you. Now, think about this. If

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you are on the right path of guidance

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and if Allah loves you, then where is

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the doubt that you will end up in

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Jannah? This is I

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mean, where else will you end up?

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But condition. And the condition is that we

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follow Rasulullah

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completely and totally.

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This does not mean that we pick and

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choose what we like and we live out

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what we don't like. No.

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We follow them, the prophet

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completely and totally

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in every aspect of his life.

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In everything that he did, how he did,

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what he did. We try to follow that

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to the best of our ability and we

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ask Allah

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for his pleasure and for acceptance.

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So this is the importance of the sunnah

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and that is the reason

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why Allah

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mentioned this sunnah

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so clearly

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and so emphatically

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in the Quran.

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Not once but many times so that we

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understand that this deen did not come

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as a

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as something for us to interpret on our

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own and to do whatever we feel like

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doing with it. This deen came

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as a complete and total system

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with a book

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and with a teacher and all we need

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to do is to

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follow the guidance that has been given.

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It is not left to us to do

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whatever we feel like doing with it.

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Even in this dunya, when we look at

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systems and processes,

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a complete process, I mean, we do, for

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example, any,

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quality process, 6 sigma, whatever. It comes with

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a total package. I mean, when you are

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when you are designing it, you design it

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with a manual. You design it then with

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a field book. You run experiments. You run

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a pilot project. You show proof of concept

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and then you apply this and then there's

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a whole methodology of how you're going to

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do that. Same principle applies. The same thing

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in the Quran. Allah sent this 1400 years

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ago. He sent a kitab. He sent a

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teacher with the kitab.

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He caused the kitab to be preserved.

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He caused the teachings of the teacher to

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be preserved so that people, till the end

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of time, there is no doubt in anybody's

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mind. What must I do? Look at the

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life of Muhammad

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What must I do in my life in

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this situation, that situation,

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This, problem, that problem, this difficulty, that difficulty.

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What must I do when I'm happy? What

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must I do when I'm sad? What must

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I do when I receive a gift? What

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must I do?

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May Allah protect you

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from all such things. If there is a

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loss, if there is a bereavement,

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any kind of situation,

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look in the life of Muhammad

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and you will find guidance for it in

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that life.

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That itself is the biggest miracle of all

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time as far as I'm concerned because the

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life of 1 person Allah

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put so many,

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lessons for people

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to take

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so many centuries thereafter.

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That's why I remind myself and you let

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us focus on the sunnah of and

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ensure that we follow it in every aspect

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for the promise that he made which is

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for the promise that he made which is