The choice is ours

Mirza Yawar Baig

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salam ala Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala shinfield MBA with serene Mohamed also the son of it he wrote it he was ever send them to Steven because he didn't because you have a myriad of other sisters I reminded myself that a fire cannot be extinguished by another fire but by pouring water over it. Violence does not end violence. It only increases it as Muslims we are against all violence, no matter who does it. We follow the Quran which clearly advocates against violence and murder and says mean I really really care Katarina Allah Bani Israel Isla Anna who Mankato la NAFSA and variety enough seen over said in feed or the *er another Katella NASA Jamia

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insulted my that let's say that is why we ordained for the children of Israel that whoever takes a live unless as a punishment for murder obviously if in the end, it will be as if they killed all of humanity and whoever saves the life it will be as if they saved all of humanity. This idea applies to us

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today, just as it was meant to be applied to the people to whom it was sent. The example of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is the best example for us to follow in Makkah, where he Salallahu Alaihe Salam and those with him was subjected to the greatest persecution including when some of his Sahaba like Sonia been to yet or the Alana and her husband yes have been hammered on their land Delana the parents are married in the asset or the alarm who are being tortured and what eventually murdered by Aboriginal also as a result of advise them and Ammar every asset of their land to be patient to have sub. He did not tell them to retaliate or fight the oppressor. This is not passive.

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This is not pacifism. This is guidance on law, because whatever so sort of salem said or did was because of a hate from Allah. Then when also last Salam had been given victory over his enemies, who had persecuted him and his family killed his daughter killed many of his Sahaba, who he loved more than we love our own children, he forgave them on. He did not extract revenge, even though it was in his power to do so. And he would have been justified if he had done so. He did not do that, because there is only one way to stop the cycle of violence and that is to break the cycle. The truth about any conflict without exception bead between individuals, groups or nations is that it can only be

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resolved by all parties sitting together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and arrive at an agreement which is just unfair for all, no matter how difficult this may seem to be, or how long it takes. This is the only way to resolve any conflict. There is no other way. The sooner all parties wake up to this and come together to speak the sooner the conflict will end. This is what we must pray for, for supper for the ability to get over the pain for the wisdom to forgive and to go forward. I advise you on myself that we must repair our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala and beg for his forgiveness and ask him for his help. That's the only way to change the terrible

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situation that we find ourselves in. I therefore want to begin by asking Allah subhanaw taala for His mercy and forgiveness and for his protection from all evil. Zahara minha Wamba what is visible and know and what is invisible and hidden, just as is only with Allah and will happen only when Allah subhanaw taala wills it. Allah's will depend on our actions and so we need to correct our actions, our situation will not change until we change ourselves. Islam demands complete submission

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and obedience as a condition of it. A Muslim is one who has submitted not someone sitting on the fence and trying to find a desire compatible version of Islam. Islam didn't come in different flavors and amounts of caffeine or sugar. Islam came as one complete truth needing no additions or subtractions good for all time needing no alterations or corrections. Islam Allah commanded us and said, Yeah, you will Lavina Arman Oh, the whole office sill me cough button wala W photo RT Shaitan in who la Coombe Adobo movie, last value that I said which means all believers enter into Islam wholeheartedly and do not follow the footsteps of shaitan surely he is your sworn enemy. It is our

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attitude of selective obedience, which is the root cause of bringing upon ourselves the anger of Allah.

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Allah told us that selective obedience and disobedience and will attract its own consequence. We are

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Free to Choose but the choice is not free.

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Every choice comes with a price tag. It is like shopping. You are free to choose anything in the shop but try walking out without paying for it and you will know what I mean by price tag, that is life. Choose anything, anywhere to live any action, any way to relate to others to speak to earn to eat or drink. But remember that everything has a price tag. If we choose it, we will pay for it. There are no exceptions. If the choice is good, we are rewarded. If not, it attracts punishment. No exceptions. Allah said about me know that we brought the kita we will talk for Runa DevArt for mergers oh my god, I knew that he came in come in. Zoom fill it dunya Well, Yeoman here Matthew or

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Duna Isla Asha de la vida from Allah we all are feeling I'm terminal. Allah said which means then do you believe in part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense what is the reward for those among you?

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Who do this accept

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this grace in this world and

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on the Day of Resurrection, they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware and was Allah is not unaware of what you do. We as Muslims are held to a higher moral standard than those who are not Muslim yet, just as you hold your children to a higher standard than other children, especially strangers, just as a police officer in uniform is expected to behave differently from an ordinary person. Proximity to power comes with its special privileges, which are conditional upon fulfilling special responsibilities.

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That's why Muslims are punished more quickly, and apparently, for lesser client crimes and others. We see this in the story of the Battle of our HUD and the Battle of her name. Even though in both cases, the result of asylum was present there himself.

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In both cases, it was the conduct of a few of the Sahaba which resulted in turning victory to defeat. And in the case of the deaths of 70, Sahaba and severe injury, it was almost on a sudden himself. However, this correction is really a mercy from Allah, so that we can correct ourselves before we meet him because the punishment of Allah and the Astra is much more severe and painful than anything we may face in this life. So Allah subhanaw taala slaps on the wrist so that we can return to him. He said, When I was You can't know homie Allah will do another Abzu don't allow their beloved Allah Allah whom your God, he said, We will certainly make them taste some of the minor

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trauma,

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a small punishment in his life before the major trauma, the major punishment of the Hereafter, so perhaps they will return to the right path.

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Those that have understood this, the companions of robotics are rosov understood this and used to introspect when they lost a battle or faced any adverse situation. They didn't spend so much time thinking about external factors, but reflecting on what may have been going on in their lives, which could have led to the adversity that they were facing.

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They understood the connection of Amal to actions to circumstances, we understand this connection in a materialistic sense, for example, market forces in a free market economy, where lending rates affect economic growth. But we don't or refuse to understand the effect of the same lending rates in the form of riba on the overall well being of our society. We have legitimized what we like to call like to do and legitimize what we like to how we like to live and call it lifestyle choice, personal freedom and so on. Ignoring that all choices have consequences, some of them permanent and painful. Allah Samantha told us about the reason we are seeing trials and disasters, both manmade and

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natural, with increasing frequency Zahal pasado filbur reavell Buhari Bhima Casa de Nasi li use eco madula The Abbulu Lila home your God, Allah subhanho wa Taala said calamities appeared on the land and on the sea because of what the

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hands have, because of what the hands of men the hands of people have earned. So that He Allah subhanaw taala makes them taste some of what they did in order that they may return to the right path. This I have mentioned both the cause and the cure. Muslim must be able to diagnose the disease and implement the cure, using the lens that Allah subhanaw taala gave us which is his book, the Quran, al Qaeda and the blessed method that is messenger SallAllahu Sallam taught us to his son in disobedience in

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rites punishment, then the cure is repentance and correcting our lifestyle. Allah said the whole of Europe buckle in the Hogan of afara. Seek your abs forgiveness for he is truly most forgiving. There are three major evils that we have chosen for ourselves knowing full well, what the consequences will be. Eating the doubtful are haram, buying and selling haram and dealing in interest. All three nullify our DUA and prayers and dealing in interest means that we have accepted war with Allah. This is the hard reality which you must face and correct. If we want Allah subhanaw taala help, we must first apologize for defying him, then we must clean up our act and change our ways. Earn and eat

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halal, and get out of interest based dealings. Then ask Allah subhanaw taala for reason. He promised to answer those who call upon Him. But that does not include his enemies. So we must get our names back into the list of his earlier. As you can see, the situation is critical. We are running out of time, Allah subhanaw taala will only increase the pressure until it starts to touch all of us, then we won't be watching scenes on television. But we'll start to experience them ourselves are sort of sort of sort of set, laser hover local who are in the report is not like seeing or experiencing. Believe me, we don't want to go there. Let us decide right now to stop defying Allah and to beg his

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forgiveness and make the near the intention to change our ways. For each of us this will be different, but whatever it is, it was it.

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Disobedience must go from our lives. Remember that this is not only to avoid calamities in this life, but far more importantly to save ourselves from the anger of Allah when we meet it. Let us bring our lives into the orbit of obedience to Allah and on the path of the blessing of Salah not from next month or next week or tomorrow, but from right now. Then see how Allah will open doors for us and will provide us from sources we cannot imagine. There is no mystery. We know why we are failing. And we know what we must do to change that and succeed. The choice is ours.