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LEC Bangalore Day 3

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I want everyone

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in Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa he was a he was a loved one What are

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my brothers is?

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Allah Subhana della della della Lu

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told us something

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and he made this a condition

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where Allah subhanaw taala said London Aloe Vera hatherton vivo me moto a boon

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Martin vivo comienza in for in the lobby here Eileen

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Alexander said you cannot reach a level of bureau level of piety a level of closeness to Allah subhana wa Jalla Jalla Allahu

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unless you spend in the path of Allah Subhana Allah that which you love the most

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Linden albula had done fecal matter a boon Allah subhanaw taala said you cannot reach that level of piety and closeness to Allah Subhana Allah until you spend in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala that which you

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love the most?

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This whole program is based on

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the concept of closeness to Allah subhanaw taala

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and for that reason, I think it's important for us to remind ourselves that

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everything has a price.

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Everything has a price.

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If somebody always is ready to pay 50% of the price of something,

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can you get it?

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And if he says no, but after all I'm spending money I'm doing if I'm making effort and not getting results, what is the answer?

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There is no denying We are not saying you are not spending any money. We are not saying you are not making any effort, but it is not enough. You are not meeting the price of that thing.

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Right? If somebody says but you know I'm spending money and so on when you count he says he spent 90% of that.

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Still what will happen?

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Nothing will happen.

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So if you if you want to add those dollars to handle data, we have to do what is required just like you want to go buy a car you have to pay the price of the car.

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There's no mystery

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if somebody says you know I've always wanted to buy and own a Bentley really can't understand why I can't do that.

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is a great,

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enduring mystery of my life. I am unable to get a Bentley.

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What is the answer?

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There's no mystery I will go by surprise by something. That is why is anyone building a Bentley forward to keep in his in his factory or keeping a showroom?

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He built it for you meaning the customer of the Bentley

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you have to decide whether you are a customer of the Bentley or not. That is a question. If you are a customer of the Bentley, then all you need to do is pay the money. That's it. You pay the price you get it

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unless Ronald Danner did not create the agenda for himself.

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Unless you have the right grade that created the agenda for you.

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But like the Bentley that also has a price

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alert around it does it do you think that you will get this Jenna without being tested like the people before you were tested?

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is simple. Do you think you can get the Bentley without paying the money for it like other people have paid the money for it? No, you can't get it.

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There is a rule and the rule is you want something you pay for it.

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So the key thing to understand is and decide is do I really want closeness with Allah subhanho wa Taala or not.

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And again, it's not a I'm not asking some rhetorical question if I ask a question here and say how many people do not want to get close to Allah subhanaw taala I'm sure nobody will put up with that.

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How many of you will want to get close to Allah subhanaw taala everybody will put up his hand. That is not enough.

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You have to ask yourself, I have

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ask myself do I really want to get close to Allah?

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What did we say about

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focus yesterday? If you say yes to something you are saying no to something else automatically.

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Automatically, you don't actually have to say no to that thing. When you said yes here, it already means no there.

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So ask yourself, if you are going to say yes to Allah subhanho wa Taala what is the thing in my life to which I have to say no.

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For each one, it is something different. It's not the same thing. February,

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London aloe vera Hatton vivo moto hibore, you cannot get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You cannot reach the stage of beer and taqwa unless you are willing to spend in the path of Allah subhanaw taala that which is dearest to you. For some people, it will be money.

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For some people, it will be time, money is not the issue. Right? I will go to write a check for a million dollars very simple.

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There's nothing

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but to give an hour

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to give a day, to give a month.

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And even imagine how that is possible. Impossible. Just take money and go.

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For some people, giving up sleep is the most important thing.

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You take money, you take whatever Am I waking hours, but my sleeping hours don't touch.

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For everyone, it is something else, right? For some people giving up the company of friends.

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That is a very toxic, very, very difficult thing.

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I mean, I can destroy my marriage, no problem, but I can't give up my friends.

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My carrier can go to dogs, no problem, but I can't give up my friends.

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I'm not studying and I'm not reading what I should be reading but I cannot give up my friends.

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What what kind of toxic friendship? is this?

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Everything valuable in your life, you're sacrificing for some nonsense to be and spend time and hang out with friends and it doesn't make sense.

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But how many people do you and I know personally who are actually doing this? I'm not imagining all this, this is actually happening.

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So when you say do you want to get close to Allah? subhanaw taala Yes, but

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what do I do with his friends?

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So this issue, we have to ask ourselves, do I want to get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala or not? Do I want to reach the stage of beer or not?

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And if the answer is yes,

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then I must look in my life and say what is it that is dearest to me? What is it which I if which if I give up will hurt the most and give up that

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not because you are masochistic not because you love to give pain to yourself but because I love Allah more.

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It's not that I love this thing less. But it is that I love a lot more.

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And sorry, this was the beauty of the Sahaba

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the moment Allah they responded to the Quran I mean this is a very amazing thing today that's the reason why you know we can really learn the language learn the meaning of what you are reciting learn the meaning of what you are reading because the Quran demands a response. The Quran is not a piece of collection of you know, dead

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or some kind of magic formula. The Quran is speech. The Quran is Allah subhana wa della speech.

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He demands a response when Allah subhanaw taala is saying something we have to say something in return. When Allah subhanaw taala is asking a question, we have to give an answer.

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Right, this is the meaning of the this is the purpose of the Quran will carry. So therefore, London Rotten Tomato a boon Allah subhanho wa Taala is making a statement you cannot come close to me until you are willing to spend in the path of Allah subhanaw taala that which you love the most

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The beauty of the Sahaba was that they immediately responded. So

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delanco comes from Allah and he said yes Allah, I have this orchard I have this garden.

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And this particular garden was a garden in which there was a well, it was a very thick garden in the first place. First of all, it was a extremely thick dead garden. I don't know how many of you have actually been inside a dead plantation, Has anyone been insulted brandish up the right in full season, it is like being under the roof. If it rains you water won't reach you I mean, it is it is so thick.

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On the way to bother once I we passed by one and we went inside the thing and that's when I really realized because there are these concerned concerning this of how is a bird got trapped in the it was trying to find a way out to get and you know, the distracted the arrogant that was alcohol and sorry, distracted his concentration and salah and so on. And I remember when I first read this, I said and how is it possible for a bird to get trapped and it can't find a way out it until I actually went inside a dead plantation as Yes, it is true, this can happen in a day plantation. So, he had this. So, therefore, this dead plantation and it had a well fresh water in it. So, it was a

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place which was very cool, it would be many degrees cooler in that than outside. So rasterizer Sallam had used to sometimes go and sit in that dead plantation on the on the wall of the well. So, it was a plantation he also knew and Abdullah Al Ansari was the owner. So Abdullah and sorry comes from Isa jasola this de plantation of mine, I want to give this charity

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I want to give it to a charity. Think about design many of you are builders and many of you and hamdulillah you own properties and so on and so forth. What are we talking about?

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You What a 500 square yard or 500 square yard plot Are you got you know, in Bangalore you have got 40 by 60 and all that is a different way of so is a 40 by 60 plot in a layout and you will give you a life and fight to the death for it. Here you're talking about acres and acres of plantation yielding plantation which gives you you know big income

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I want to give you the bath of Allah subhana wa sallam said why

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he said Why do you want to give it in the bathroom? And

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he said yes or I heard the eyes of the Quran lantana Rotten Tomato Hippo of all my properties. This is oh this is the one I love the most I want to go in the bathroom as well.

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The point is that

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in the in our charity, May Allah forgive us in our charity.

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We give that which we don't use we give that which we have finished the use of you guys I'm not saying that is wrong you do what you can do that is hamdulillah that's no problem.

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But if I want to be unkind

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and if I want to be rude, then I can say that in our charity. We give trash.

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We give garbage. We give useless stuff. I mean I there are strong words. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that one can also say something like this.

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So you want to give you a garbage to Allah.

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point is

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how much do you love Allah

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because if you love Allah subhanaw taala more than anyone and anything else, which is the definition of the Muslim or the moment

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when Medina mano, a shadow Bella, then you given the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that which you love the most?

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So therefore we need to ask ourselves and say what is it that I love the most? and be willing to give that in the path of Allah subhanaw taala

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I want to go for you something which I was reading.

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By it's it's a passage from one day in the life of Ivan also Kane by pd ouspensky He says, nothing will change by itself.

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Nothing will change by itself. Nothing can change by itself. In order to change anything, you must change yourself.

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In order to change anything, you must change yourself.

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If you want something, you must be willing to sacrifice something.

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If you want something, you must be willing to sacrifice something, your pride, or prestige, or wealth, or whatever.

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It's a very nice quote. And this quote also will come with the, with this further reminder. So, you can you can think about that. So if you want something, you have to give something

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how much to give?

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Look at it like this.

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I don't know how many of you have seen, you know, how many of you know what a flywheel is, you know, it's a big wheel, which with a system of gears, turn the shaft and that shaft, then runs it produces electricity and so on. So it's a huge massive wheel. Now

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to put that wheel in motion

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takes an enormous amount of energy because it's very heavy. The purpose of the wheel Why is it heavy because once it starts moving, you can't stop it. Then it becomes a self generating energy force.

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But to start it off, is not easy. You can't just push it like did you break your back trying to start it right?

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I don't know how many of you have actually seen a car they used to start the car with the with a handle, they can handle got

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same same principle basically, that handle you have to hit it hard. Then it starts once you start is running now the engine is running, there's no problem but they have to start it off is difficult. Right?

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Same principle in life.

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To start a good habit

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is tough.

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I've never prayed that in my life. Now I make this near Alhamdulillah I want to pray that you believe me. Shelter will come and sing such a love I do at that time in the morning.

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Russell Russell has an upset when you sleep and you can't get up for Salah he made he gave a nasty example. He said shaitan is urinating in your ear?

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He's not zing lava is so shut the toilet door.

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Not easy. It's difficult. But why? What is the question to ask? Which do I love the most? Do I love Allah subhanho? wa Taala more? Or do I love my sleep more? Do I love Allah more? Or do I love my money? Or do I love Allah more? Or do I love my friends more? Do I love Allah more? Or do I love my laziness? More? Why love Allah more? Or do I love my time more? and so on and so on? Whatever is dearest to me.

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Am I willing to give that in the bath of Allah subhanho that

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there are many stories of the Sahaba is one layer image. May I told you one, there are many others. I'm not going to mention that now. inshallah you can read them for yourself. But they all point to this, which is are you willing to do what it takes?

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Are you willing to do what it takes?

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Now, most of us, if not all of us at least understand this principle in life.

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If you want an MBBS degree, what is ready for five years you study for four and a half years the children get the degree. So I made all this effort. Yeah, you went there for no more than that denying that you did not make enough effort.

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The key is not effort is enough effort.

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You want a PhD whatever for four years, you're complete that whole thing and you do half of it and you say no, I still have to write my thesis. Well, I've almost done my PhD. What is an almost PhD? Have you ever seen that? This is the qualification? Almost PhD is like an ex MLA, you what's

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that word? Maybe it works in politics, almost MLA.

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So what if I allowed if I lost my deposit, at least I tried.

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Seriously, this is the this is the this is the problem with our life. We don't make enough effort.

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So we will leave things halfway. But something has been done here. I've been done thereafter that doesn't get any ice with anybody. So like this man says, If you want something you have to sacrifice something else. Now I want to make. I want to change one word, which is the word

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sacrifice. What is the word I want to use? investment. They're not mind reader's. They're all students of mine. And I'm gladly something they

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Why do I say why am I saying we need to change this word sacrifice to investment why

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you are getting a return

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what is the sacrifice? How many of you have eaten tandoori chicken

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that is a sacrifice because the chicken lots lost his life did get didn't get anything in return and you add the chicken that is a sacrifice everything else is an investment

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what is the sacrifice that really seriously think about this and the good thing is the good example because immediately will come to your mind.

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For a sacrifice to be a sacrifice there are two conditions. Without those two conditions both the conditions must be fulfilled without those two conditions is not a sacrifice.

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What are the two conditions number one is the thing that I am sacrificing I must

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say it is easier haha.

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And I say I have sacrificed and he's wise bogura made a good one Yogi and his Banga, Banga, Banga,

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Banga, Banga

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and sacrifice this ship for my audience. How is it possible. So, the first condition of sacrifices you must own the thing that you sacrifice number one, number two condition is you must give it without any return.

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Otherwise, if if these two conditions are not met, it is not a sacrifice.

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I cannot sacrifice something that I don't own. I can't sacrifice something of yours. And if I'm getting a return for something,

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my father bought

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feared 1100 car

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in 1962 for a price of 1100 11,000 rupees.

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And he sold it in 1979 or 7078 or 79. So 1962 to 1978 or 79 he sold it in 1979 for 33,000 rupees

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Of course, a rupee devalued and so on and so forth. But still 79 33,000 was still more than 62 11,000. So, suppose in my father said, I have sacrificed my car

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equate to got three times the price of it off what you paid for it, you ran it. So effectively, you ran the car for free for all these years, and then you ended up getting twice the money three times the money, how is how is it a sacrifice.

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So what for a sacrifice two conditions are required. One is you must own it. And secondly, you must get no return.

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Take this example and apply it to

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getting close to Allah subhanaw taala applied to all those actions that you are doing for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So what are we spending in those actions we are spending our time

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Our time is that a is that a correct phrase?

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If it was our time, how could Allah subhanaw taala questions about it?

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What is the first question on the day of judgment?

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What did you do with their life? Which is time that I gave you?

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So can you say my time out and how can you ask me?

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I spend time in the path of Allah subhanaw taala and doing the work of Allah subhanaw taala is it my time is given by

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my money?

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Is it yours?

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Is it yours?

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Yesterday I said ask me how are they starvation, deaths? deaths? What did I say?

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They are starvation deaths. As a sedative Allah subhanho data feeds everybody. If Allah is responsible for everybody's risk, then why are people dying of starvation?

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legitimate question, right.

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So if I, for example, if Assad has got

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his family and he's got four children, and if I am paying him a salary, for with which he is supposed to feed his family,

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and if he takes the money and blows it

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and his family's starving,

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And somebody comes and asked me, you are responsible.

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Why is that child starving?

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What is the answer?

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The child is starving because the man was supposed to be feeding the child he took the judge Vanya rated himself Simple as that.

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What was given to you interest

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to spend on the unfortunate people to spend on the poor people of society you are following.

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Then they die of starvation and you want to blame God for this.

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How is this Felton?

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So, first condition of

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sacrifices, you must own it. second condition is you must not get a return. What does matter? As far as owning is concerned? I think I've explained it to you enough.

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Whatever we have, every breath we take comes from Allah subhanho.

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Our intelligence belongs to Allah our wealth belongs to Allah and as is not rhetoric, this is not words. This is the actual reality of life. Our time belongs to Allah our health belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala happy some people will vary. That's why I always tell people never compliment children for beauty or health.

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Because you give them bad complexes, you are complimenting the child for something which is not the responsibility of the child is oh so beautiful girls Oh beautiful boy Mashallah You're so tall.

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compliment them for their achievements.

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It gives complexes to people unnecessarily the one who's getting all this praise now starts thinking that you know I am God's gift to mankind and then a lot of them

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end up doing nothing because they are too busy being beautiful.

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compliment them on something which is their achievement and hungry life which is beautiful. This is Allah subhana wa tada as a blessing on you.

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And whatever Allah made is beautiful.

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You have made this thing somebody who is tall or Mashallah You are so tall

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or Mashallah you are eating a more resources everybody has your carbon footprint is far bigger than this was a short fellow, you need more food to survive than the short film the Java is far better for the world than you.

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That is the actual reality

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of our existence as if the short fellow committed some crime because he is shot

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owning and return. What did he say about return?

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Mangia bill has an easy

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follow Ashu I'm

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the one who comes with a good deed with a Hashanah. Allah said I will give him 10 times that.

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Always Mr. Abdullah delallo there are certain things which are called rare monkey nut which are impossible

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is impossible for Allah. We are not saying in that in the context of the hadith of Allah. But we are saying these are not from not expected from Allah.

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telling a lie is not expect expect one or Samantha going back on a promise is not expected for 11. Again, Allah cannot and will not go back on a promise what Allah has led to believe what he has said he will not change.

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So similarly, stinginess and Boucle is not possible for less than

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10 times. As soon as nslm said when all the people in the on the Day of Judgment have been assigned to their places the people of Jana May Allah make us among them and we have gone to Jana, people of Jana May Allah protect us from that they have been sent there and so on and so forth. And then the shafa Cobra, the people who will be brought out of the jahannam into Jana, when all of this is over, there will be one final person who will be brought out of jihad. Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said he will be brought out of Jannah when he comes out of Ghana, he will be like a small seed burnt to a cinder.

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And with the home of Allah subhanho wa Taala he will

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become alive again. So you've got this man who's sitting there on the ground before the shovel.

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So when you're sitting there as soon as the resume said he will feel a cool breeze.

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So he will say Allah this breeze. Where's this breeze from? Alice monitor it says it's from Jana.

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So the man says Allah, can I have your permission? Can I just see the gem?

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Not inside just just look at it. And I will never ask you for anything again. Only this one favor.

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So Ls runter says go seek. So now we go standing outside the gate of Gemini. Looking inside voila, voila. What a fantastic scene before my eyes, hills and valleys and rivers and trees and birds and all kinds of things.

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She says Yara will allow me if you allow me just just inside the gate Can I go little bit inside the gate?

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If you let me do the I wrote asked you for anything again. Allah said you just said that now. He says Allah please just inside the gate. If you let me just just go one step inside the gate. I will never ask for anything again. So Allah says go

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so he just sees one seven inside the gate. Then I asked him Tell me

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what if I give you the agenda?

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You want to go and look at the journal you want to go one step instead? What if I give you this?

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Take this is yours.

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Now Miss Ellison said the man will turn on reset era but

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you are a bull and she'll carry you are laughing at me. You're making fun of me of a poor man. I have nothing

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you're making fun of me. You are laughing at

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us I was mad that I will say I'm not laughing at you that until

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then is is the man will say buddy Allah.

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Everybody has gone into Gen already. Is there space for me.

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Allah subhanaw taala says to him, What if I tell you

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that is Jenna, which I am giving you? Who is that? Is a last jab out of the handle. There's not somebody who did a lot of good stuff he probably didn't know good service one little things are very, you know managed to escape. So unless writer says to him,

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What if I tell you that this gentleman

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is 10 times

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instead size and everything in it all the good stuff in it 10 times of the earth that you came from

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10 times the earth that you came from? What if I tell you that

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the man's era, you are making fun of me unless and I'm not making fun of reality.

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10 times what this earth contained from where you came.

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What if I tell you this, this is your agenda? You see Allah What do I say? I'll have the reliability.

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Allah subhanaw taala 11 save go

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take it that is yours.

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There is another term said the man will enter the gender and the whole damn all his servants have been assigned to him. They will come running and they will say wherever you took so long to come.

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I almost didn't go What are you talking about?

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So there's a company chose Ghana.

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And as they are walking in suddenly they see this enormous No, they said they see this light and then I will find in studio and the seventh visit What are you making such that we get up? He said oh isn't that the horror of Allah? He's that is the that is the light from your palace. It is not that is your house.

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Monja I will have sanity follow up

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10 times.

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I always tell people

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what Alexander everybody for no fault is called him the grid.

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You call him the great because he was sitting peacefully in Macedonia.

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And making zeger of Allah subhanaw taala he decided to rape and plunder his way all the way to sin in India, and then he popped it at her at the age of 32.

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We will say Alexander the grid.

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And he had this enormous Empire the greatest Empire in the world. And that was roughly about a million square miles. Which of course obviously almost immediately after his death it all disintegrated so do you belong to him in the first place? That's a quite different question but

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but he's his empire which is called the Great was one third the size of the Roman Empire after that with Julius Caesar built and Augustus Caesar will and it was one fifth the size of the room.

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manomaya Empire of the, in the wall of beliefs, Iraq and so on, so on. So the Empire of the Muslim empire of manomaya was five times the size of the empire of Chinese of Alexander and the empire of Genghis Khan in the 12th century, which gave up was the largest empire on the face of the planet under one man. And that was two and a half times the size of the of the Empire have been over

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13 million square miles. So he the the Genghis Khan had an empire which was 12 or 13 times the size of the empire of Alexander, why am I saying all this? Because even to Genghis Han Allah did not give the whole world

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even to the British, Allah did not give the whole world even to the Soviet Empire, Allah did not give the whole world even to the Americans today, Allah has not given the whole world Allah will God give the whole world, this whole world, which is less than a grain of sand on the beach, and I'm not spouting poetry, I'm telling you actual astronomical fact.

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The size of this earth, compared to the known universe, we don't even know the entire extent of the universe, whatever we can see. And what we can see, send them that video of that chap in front of, you know, the cathedral is talking about what we can see, just to give you an idea, see the video.

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If you

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hold up your finger like that, if you hold up your finger like that, you know you there's a spot and if you look at it like this, that and you hold a pin there and that pin head covers a certain part, right?

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That certain part has 1000s of galaxies, like our galaxy like the Milky Way.

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So the known universe has billions of galaxies.

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In galaxies, there are stars, some of those stars have planets circling around them, they are called solar systems, because our system is called our star is the sun and it goes our solar system in that solar system The earth is one of the planets and it will not the biggest one.

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So compared to the known universe, the number of planets and so on and so forth, this is less than smaller than a grain of sand on a beach.

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That grain of sand also nobody owns completely. But Allah subhanaw taala saying on the day of judgment will give you 10 grains of sand.

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farmer's perspective what is his big agenda is 10 times over 10 billions have said take 10 grains of sand.

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So, if you are getting a return of one is to 10

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and you return you are getting on something you did not even own in the first place How is it a sacrifice

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this difference of sacrifice and investment is what the Sahaba understood.

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This is what they understood. And because they understood this, they were able to do what they were able to do. Now why am I making such a big deal about these two terms? One very simple reason

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for a very simple reason. A sacrifice

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will always end

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so what do you say? I am sacrificing my life and my time and my wealth in the path of Allah subhanaw taala we are not going to argue with you that you did not own it in the first place leave that as it does okay. Your sacrifice?

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How much will you sacrifice use the I will give everything what is everything?

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What is everything?

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Let us assume that everything means that you are completely naked you have everything you add is given. You don't even have the clothes on your body. You are standing completely naked and five minutes later you're going to drop dead which means that even your time is over sacrificed and

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ended sacrifice is over. Because all your wealth is gone. Your life was one sacrifice over

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sacrifice and no matter what you are sacrificing no matter who you are sacrificing a sacrifice is a finite thing it ends

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never ends.

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Because an investment gives you a return how long forever

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as long as the thing which is supposed to give a return. If I have invested in GE shares if I have invested in IBM shares if I invested my

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Microsoft shares, how long will my Microsoft investment continue to give me

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as long as there is Microsoft Simple as that? Either I might sell my shares and get out, then my investment from Microsoft will end. But if I'm not selling my Microsoft shares, then those shares will continue to yield a return as long as there is Microsoft, you are investing in the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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How long will you get a return? As long as there is a

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never ending. This is what the Sahaba is one layer a much been understood, not intellectual.

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argument, understood insight.

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So what happens, how digital Kobra delana marries Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam she's the wealthiest one in Medina. And remember whenever we talk about these wealth in Medina and the business people in Medina and so on and so forth, we

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we are thinking in Makkah, when we talk about the people, the business people in Macau and so on, we tend to think of you know, okay, those days, seventh century, small businesses are, please understand, those people in those days had what today we know to be global businesses, they had they used to trade across borders of countries, they had letters of credit, they had forward sales, they had investments, they had financial instruments.

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They loaned money, they borrowed money, they built huge business empires, they The only thing they did not have is our modern corporate structure.

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But in terms of trade and business, they did business worth in today's money worth billions of dollars.

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So we're not talking about some small, you know, tea shop owner, we're talking about big time business people. They had hundreds of employees 1000s of employees, they in those days, the transportation was was Gamble's across the desert, because they will they will go north into Syria, and they would go south into Yemen. I was rather mentioned that in, in

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sort of

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pseudo forests.

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That 1000s of gavels there are people whose caravans were extended for miles.

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big business people now in that in that environment, business environment.

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delana she was a big businesswoman. She married her soul as a wrestler.

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And then whatever

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what happened to a wealth

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everything was spent.

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Every single thing was bad.

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To the extent that in the in during the boycott, that they faced, the one who Hashim face from the courage in that boycott in that period, say that

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he passed away.

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And that that year is called the anvil has been the year of sadness, because both the biggest supporters enemy Salah, Abu Talib, and

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Khadija delana, both of them passed away in the same year. So it's called the ambulance was the year of sadness.

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When she passed away, she did not have a cent to her name.

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Because she was buying provisions for all of the people who are stuck in that valley.

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Everything's just spent.

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Why did she spend?

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Because she understood this issue of investment.

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Because she understood the issue of investment.

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What was the return? return with Allah subhanaw taala? Of course, Allah subhanaw taala knows in Ghana and Georgia and so on and so forth. But in this dunya what was the return?

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Given a Salam comes from Allah one day

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and said, Yasser Allah, your wife is going to come just now with something for you to eat. Please tell her that I sent Salam on her.

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And please tell her that her Rob Jalla Jalla, who sent me to say that he is sending Salam on your wife hadiza of the Alon.

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She gave rasulillah salam said jabril is here. He's saying alayhi salam, he is essentially saying salam to you and he has come from Allah subhanho wa Taala your Rob has sent salam to you.

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Via sola, Allah sent salam to me jabril is Allah missing Salaam to Isa Yes.

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What is the position of somebody on whom Allah subhana wa Jalla Jalla

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Jelena who said solid

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not sacrifice, investment. lanta land will be rotten. Tomato a boon Allah did not say sacrifice Allah said spend in the path of Allah. Invest in the path of Allah. Because you are getting a return what is that return?

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The value of Allah, the merit of Allah, the Quran of Allah subhanho wa Taala being close to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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understand this

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getting a boon or getting a bounty from the king is different from being close to the king.

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What is the difference?

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Is there a difference?

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What is the difference? The Bounty is the extent of the bounty.

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limited to that.

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Right The King gave me 10,000 hectares of land very nice. How much land Do you have 10,000 acres.

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The gig gave me authority over 50 villages, how much authority over the village

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nice, but that much.

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But I am the closest confident of the king I am the friend of the king, I am with the King 24 seven. The King concerns me the king asked me what do you want and the king gives me now what is the extent of what I have? As much as the King has?

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the mindset of Allah subhanho wa Taala we are not comparing Allah to some king of this world.

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The Maya and Horeb of Allah subhanho wa Taala means

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unlimited access. Whatever you want you raise your hand you will get it before your hands come down.

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You ask only as the developer ask me I will give you

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so if you asked one of the sabbia you know what is your retirement plan?

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Do you have a retirement plan? We all have this we are asked to do it okay you are now you're fine. What about your retirement plan?

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Do you have health insurance

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when you grow old you know you're going to need health insurance. Really?

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I am close to the one

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who has the cure for every disease I need health insurance

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unit financial stability really

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point is

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are you close to a loss of heritage?

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There's nobody can claim.

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I cannot claim you cannot claim if somebody is claiming they are talking out of their hat. And if somebody is claiming it for someone else, they are talking out of two hats his hat and the other world that

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only Allah knows who's close to him.

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But Allah Allah in our earlier Allah He la una him wanna whom Allah said Verily the earlier of Allah are those for whom there is no fear and there is no sadness. Fear relates to the future sadness relates to the past.

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Now what is the name zones, zones zones? Oh, no.

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is the one

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name anybody wanted? Allah say? Allah Vina Amano wakanow Taku

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who are the audio of Allah. They are those who have EMA and who have Taqwa

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who have EMA and hooked up.

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So in general, our Mustang by the delille of the Koran, we can say that anyone with Iman and taqwa is a valley of Allah. I did not say that Allah said it.

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daraga about the Alia who is a bigger wellies and who let Allah subhanaw taala worry about that that's not your problem. That's not my problem. You and You have no right to give a title to somebody and not and take away the title or somebody that's not your holder. Allah knows who is higher who is lower Allah even if with the ambia Allah Subhana Allah subhanaw taala has given some vows over others.

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silica rasuluh for de la vida.

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So that's the,

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the prerogative of Allah subhanaw taala. But as far as being the Wali of Allah is concerned, what are the druker two conditions which are required must have human must have Taqwa.

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So in gelar hussin We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make all of you among these Olia insha Allah.

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But what is the condition must make some effort

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must invest,

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must invest.

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And that is what Allah is saying in this London.

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So I want to close by saying, today's the third day of the LSE, towards the last day, we have been talking about these things, my request is to think about this seriously and say, what is it that I'm willing to invest in the path of Allah Subhana Allah geladeira lu starting with now?

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No, what is it that I that is dearest to me, this is the homework for you. What is it that is dearest to me, which I will give in the park of Allah Subhana Allah I will spend for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that which is dearest to me, we just close to

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We ask Allah Subhana Allah Jalla delallo to make that easy for you. And the way that it will become easy for you is if you think of what am I getting for this investment?

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Why do people go and work in the Middle East and countries they live there, they live in a small flat, they are working very hard and so on and so forth. Why?

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Because they are looking forward to the return of that when they come back to the home country.

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I will save my money here. Because in this country, in any case, I cannot buy property i can i know i cannot get citizenship and so on. So instead of spending money in this country, I will earn the money, I will spend a little bit here enough to survive. And rest of it, I sent back home to India to Pakistan, to Bangladesh to village to the Philippines or wherever I come from. And then I will build my manager and my house and whatnot. Because that I will go and enjoy. Now I don't mind living in hard circumstances because I am looking forward to that return.

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Although if you see this, think about it. If somebody is working in the Middle East and spent his whole career he's he would be working there for maybe 35 to 40 years. And say he started working at the age of Let's be generous at the age of 2020 can be visible even without of course a 25. So 25 plus another 45 years, so is 65 years old. When he's 65 years old, he comes back he's not going to live another 65 years.

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So he effectively spent most of his life suffering in expectation of spending some small part of his life in luxury, what must be what must we do? When we understand the relationship between our life here and our life in the era where we know for certain that that life is limitless? It's not there's more than this life? It is limitless.

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So how much money how much must I invest in that life?

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alwaleed came to Makkah for obrah. And he said Is there anyone among the Tabby in here?

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So they took him to one of the tabs. So he went to this valley of Allah insha Allah and he asked him, he said, Why do I fear death?

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Why do I fear death?

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So the man said to him,

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you have built your palace here.

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And there

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there is only ruins the only ruination there's bunches, I mean, there's nothing there. That's why you fear to go there.

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Instead of that if you had built a palace there, you would look forward to going there.

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Same thing applies to us.

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So ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to see this and see it quickly, which means today and now and invest in our future, which has no ending. It's a future which is inshallah We ask Allah to make it the most beautiful future. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive our shortcomings and our sins, and to cover us with His mercy and grace was sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi erotica.