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Mirza Yawar Baig

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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ohana styrian. ohana Stouffer who want me to be here when I talk early, when I was believing Cerulean fusina Musa Dr. Medina manga de la fille mo de la la Who am I a little further howdy Allah. When Allah Allah Allah Allahu Allahu la sharika lahu Anna Shabana Mohammed Abdul Rasul.

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Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah.

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Allah, Allah He is. And he was the Raja Madeira.

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From abajo,

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Nigeria, dear,

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respected brothers and sisters,

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a friend of mine asked me a question we were talking about.

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All that is happening in the world.

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Not a which is negative, and Allah protect us from all evil and all harm that which we know and that which we don't know.

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So this friend of mine, he is not he's not a Muslim.

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And he is also one of those who seems to be in the trap of blaming

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religion and breathing Allah subhanaw taala blaming God for everything which is happening.

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And this is a very frequent cop out that we see from people who are otherwise intelligent, but in this particular case, they seem to be

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seem to be confused.

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So he said, Why religion at all? Why do we need to do?

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So I said to him that I will answer this from the perspective of Islam because I'm a Muslim. So I won't say why religion I will say why Islam.

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And I came up with when I was thinking about this, the how to answer it. I came up with 10

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reasons why Islam

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and that's what I want to share with you.

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The first reason is because Allah subhanho wa Taala geladeira who is real?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is not a hydrological figure. Allah subhana wa Bella is not a theory Allah subhanaw taala is not a figment of my imagination. Allah subhana wa Taala is not something that I created. Allah created me.

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He's my Creator. He's my provider, he is my owner. He is alcoholic biomedical Hakeem barraza he or Rosa Silverstein, he is my Rob gela gelato.

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And to him is my return.

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When I die, I will return to Him. And I will answer for how I live my life to be rewarded or punished. And I asked Allah subhanaw taala for protection from his punishment, and I request him for his requests and begging for his forgiveness.

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Allah subhanaw taala told us about this work we'll have Kumara Beco for mansha. for human Omen Shah for yuck fourth, Allah subhanaw taala said very clearly

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for us, where he said, say, over Hamas or salah and say the truth is from Europe, from Allah, then whoever wills let him leave and

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just be

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Allah subhanaw taala granted this freedom to everyone

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to believe or not to believe

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we are free to choose.

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But the choice is not free. every choice has a price tag. And that is why it is essential to choose wisely in the light of the consequences of the choice. The only criterion to use for all our choices is does this please Allah subhanho wa Taala geladeira who are not?

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If it does we do it? If it doesn't, we don't do it. If we don't know. We don't do it until we find out and once we find we do it or we don't.

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We don't play games. We don't take chances. We don't obey selectively based on our whims and fancies because we know and accept and understand that selective obedience is disobedience.

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Number two,

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why do I need Islam because death is real. And the return to Allah is real. It's not mythology is not a figment of my imagination. It is real. I know that I will die one day just as I saw my father die just as I saw others

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Die and that be at any time. I know that I will be brought before Allah subhanho wa Taala and will have to account for what I did in this life for what I chose to do and what I chose not to do.

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For this Allah subhanho wa Taala said, coldly at our focal molekule Mattila de lo que la veeco sama ihlara toda la semana para save say to them, Mohammed salatu salam, the angel of death has been set over you and He will take your souls and you will be brought back to our last battle.

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There is no doubt about this. That is a reality. It is the visible reality which reminds us of the unperceivable reality the reality in the way which is our return to and

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we can see death happening. And one day it will happen to us. What we cannot see is the return to Allah.

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But the depth the reality we can see reminds us of the reality we cannot see.

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Just like denying death doesn't mean that we won't die. denying the meeting with alert does not mean it will not happen. Reality does not depend on belief for its existence. It is for us to collect correct our belief and to act according to it and prepare for the eventuality which is real, cannot be postponed and can happen at any time.

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Number three, I need Islam because to prepare for the inevitable is a sign of intelligence. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent his book, The Quran and he sent his messengers, Mohammed Salah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam to guide us about how to live this life in a way that is beneficial for all of humanity, for all the inhabitants of the earth and for the earth itself, such that our lives become beautiful forests and become a source of great harmony, and beauty and grace for everyone and everything around us about this, about this, these laws and these rules that Allah Subhana recreated. Allah Subhana Allah said, well, acoem vilka saucy has to iya woodill el babbie la

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la quinta taco, Allah said, and there is a saving of life, for you in Al cases in the law of equality and punishment, or people of understanding that you may become alma takuan, that you may become people who are concerned about the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.

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This ayah refers specifically to the criminal law, this law

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was very strange I have for us today. Allah says

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his son, Allah says something very unexpected. He says that in this law there is this there is saving of life. For those who criticize the severity of the punishments, I would invite them to look at the purpose of the punishment, that it must punish the criminal and not anyone else, and that it must be a deterrent for other potential aspiring criminals by making the price of the crime very high. Today, our societies which have so called kind laws, are suffering from a profusion of crime. South Africa and India are prime examples of rampant criminality with the most heinous crimes being committed on an epidemic scale. The Islamic criminal code is the fairest and most Merciful of

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criminal laws. And if and were applied, results in a huge reduction of price. I'm happy to explain this to anyone who's interested. If anyone is interested, please send me an email. And I will send you a short lecture of mine on the criminal law in Islam, which inshallah will make things clear for you. Point number four, why do we need Islam because human beings need a code of ethics and values that is eternal, and not constantly changing according to the whims and fancies of the time.

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People need to have a clear path of guidance, which tells them what is right and what is not. Some of this is naturally clear, and you don't need a divine book or a prophet to tell you. But other things need to be told in clear terms to be demonstrated to show that it is possible to live your life according to that method. Islam does this for us. It shows us a clear path.

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By statement and demonstration, Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered us to obey His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and take whatever he gave us, and leave whatever he told us to leave. This shows the importance of resources and sell them and he's done for us. Allah wa Kumara sunova Hello, Mama How come and who Fanta, Fanta Who? What toquilla in a la Harsha de do a cop and whatsoever the messenger Mohammed Salah Salem gives you take it and whatever he forbids you from abstain from it and fear Allah subhanho wa Taala as anger, fear Allah, Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. Take the case, to give you an example, take the case of making the I'm quoting within

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quotes, recreational use of marijuana

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legal. I'm not saying that this is good or bad. My question is, if it is legal today, it means that when it was considered illegal, that was a mistake. So what about all those who got jailed in the 60s and 70s the hippies for exactly the same thing? That is recreational use of cannabis? Of course they did a lot of other stuff. And I'm not supporting that. My point is that when laws are based on what is trending at the time, they will be unjust there is no escape from this.

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Number five.

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Why do we need Islam because human beings need to be reminded that there is no escape from accountability. Because the one who will call them to account is all seeing all listening or knowing nothing is hidden from him.

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Nothing escapes him. He does not sleep not doors, nor is he in attentive in any way. He is Allah. He is not a human being. He is not like anyone or anything in his creation. He is the Creator. He doesn't get tired. He doesn't need to rest. He has no needs, but it fulfills the needs of everything in his creation.

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That is why we worship Him alone jelly gelato, because he is alone. He is unique. He is incomparable. He is unaffected by anyone or anything. He is free from all needs. He is free from all human qualities and frailties. It is therefore necessary to spend time to know Allah subhanaw taala to feel his presence in our lives, and to allow his glory and majesty to permeate our hearts and minds and make our lives obedient to Him. geladeira Allah does it for me. Yeah. My name is Kyla Ratan Hira Yara mama Yama, muscala. Zahra to Sha.

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Allah,

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Allah. So whoever does good equal to the weight of an atom,

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smartest bye particle shall see it see it. Whoever does evil, equal to the weight of an atom shall see it. Nobody will escape the consequences of his or her deeds

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on the Day of Judgment,

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no matter what happened to them in this life. There are plenty of people in the world who commit all kinds of crimes from genocide to smaller ones, and are apparently walking free and happy. Allah subhanaw taala reminds us that every one of us is being watched. And everything we say and do is being recorded. And on the Day of Judgment, we will see not just be informed about or read it, but we will see it ourselves. Everything we did.

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I asked Allah Ronald Allah for his protection for all of us. Number six, Allah subhanho wa Taala introduced himself in the changing of the seasons in the transformation of colors from Star grave, apparently dead trees in the winter, standing as mute witnesses in a sea of white snow and ice to the emerging green of new shoots resurrection of the earth after death, the sudden explosion of color as every twigs parts of flower in spring, in the resurgence of life, green everywhere in summer trees in production mode, photosynthesizing to produce starch and sugar to store up for the winter. In the painting of the landscape in colors, you cannot use

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Imagine shades of orange and purple, yellow gold, more mauve and scarlet, painted by a hand unseen, in which there is only goodness, all fall down and fall heralding the approach of hardship. The circle of life that advances remorselessly whether we like it or not, in every change is a message for those who can see, and the messages prepare or perish. animals and birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians, all recognize the patterns and are in harmony with them. Robin's and sparrows, starlings and and Cardinals, chickadees, and Jays all build nests starting in spring, and until the end of summer, they have raised in some cases multiple routes. The site of them searching for worms,

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especially Robins is an inspiration and an example of dedication to their goal to do the best for their offspring. As the season turns, you can see monarch butterflies winging south from Canada to Mexico, the return of the journey they undertook in spring, traveling 1000s of miles in multiple generations, three to four generations. monarchs in eastern North America have a second home in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, monarchs in western north of North America. They overwinter in California, researchers are still investigating what directional aids monarch butterflies use. To find the overwintering location, it appears to be a combination, they say, of directional aids, such

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as the magnetic pull of the earth, and the position of the sun, among others, not one in particular, generation one monarchs are the offspring of the monarchs who overwintered in Mexico. Each successive generations. Generation travels farther not, it takes three to four generations to reach the northern United States and Canada.

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The butterfly, the left that left Canada does not return to Canada, but its offspring do, or offspring who never saw Canada before. But they returned to where their parents came from. Those who follow divine guidance don't go astray.

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As temperatures start to fall, squirrels or nuts, acorns, pecans and other stuff that sticks with them, and they bury them all over the place as caches for winter. But squirrels have memories like mine, so they forget the location of some of their caches. Just thus, an oak is planted. A tree that can reach 70 feet in height, and nine feet wide, with branches that can reach 135 feet in length, the tree that changed the history of the world by enabling the British, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish to build ships that could sail across oceans in voyages lasting not weeks or months, but ears was planted by a school.

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botany has a role in the teaching of history. And the holder of Allah subhanho wa Taala has a role in everything.

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And that is why I was run into as an individual is somehow evil or the vasila field lady one.

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insertable Allah, Allah subhanaw taala said, very early in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of the night and the day, there are indeed science for people of understanding those who remember Allah subhanho wa Taala are always standing, sitting and lying down on their sides. And they think and reflect deeply about the creation of the heavens and earth, saying, Oh our Rob, you have not created all of this without purpose. Glory to you, give us salvation from the fire, the toolbox of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Coronel Karim and his creation to be read, reflected upon and understood. It is a sign of intelligence to recognize the signs of

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Allah and to see his power and glory and majesty in his creation. That is the reason we must change the way we teach, and learn to see the link between the creator

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Is creation between Allah and ourselves? That is the ultimate purpose of our lives to recognize Allah subhanho wa Taala to connect to him to worship him to obey Him so that we can look forward to our meeting with him. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make that the best meeting of our lives. Number seven, people ask this question, why do bad things happen if there is a law? I asked you? Why does someone who drives like a madman have an accident? Why do you drown if you decide to swim in the ocean? Even though there are signs saying swimming not allowed treacherous currents? Why do you get COVID? If you refuse to wear a mask and work and wash your hands? Well, who do you want to

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blame? In this case, the government or human stubbornness and stupidity, same difference? Allah subhanaw taala center law. He sent a teacher who not only taught us that law, but lived by it and demonstrated for us how it is to be done. Allah told us what would happen to those who follow the law and those who do not. Our own experience tells us what will happen if we do not follow laws, but we still decide not to follow the law but to follow our own desires. And then we want to blame Allah subhanho wa Taala for it.

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Allah subhanaw taala said and told us about this xrl pasado filbur reveal my hairy Bhima cassava Idina Celia Zico home, Li combat Allah the army, Allah Allah home we are on call zero vilardi Fl o k vaca Eva tola, renomia kaabil conax or omo shrieky, Allah said evil sins and disobedience of Allah, all kinds of fit and all kinds of trials and tribulations, all kinds of diseases, all kinds of wars and killings, freedom, facade has spread on the land and the sea, because of what the hands of men have earned, because of what people do by their oppression and evil. That Allah subhanaw taala and why does Allah allow it to happen, so that he can make them taste a part of that loses Olivia milk,

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taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return La La Mirada June they may return by repenting to Allah subhanho wa Taala say O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say Omar masala Sallam traveling the land and see what the end of those before you was. Most of them were machinery keen, most of them were idolaters and people who polytheists and people who did not worship Allah subhanaw taala or who joined others in the worship of Allah. We need Islam because we need laws that are eternal and constant and good for all the inhabitants of the earth not only for Muslims, Islamic laws do not discriminate against anyone. They are not racist. They are not elitist.

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Number eight, bad things happen because we want them to happen. That is both the ugly truth and the great good news. Because it means that bad things can start happening if we choose to behave differently. It's our call. The choice is ours. The consequences are ours. Allah subhanaw taala said Well, my father called me mercy but him Furby, my guts about a D comb. Why? Yahoo unconcealed Allah said and whatever misfortune befalls you, it is because of what you have done. It is because of what your hands have earned. And Allah pardons much. Number nine, religious list rituals are for us. Salah, fasting Hajj, demonstrate our allegiance to Allah. Allah does not need them. They are for us,

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because they gave us they give us peace and harmony and tranquility and contentment and happiness. Happiness is not the product of what we own, but of what we give. the wealthiest person is not the one who owns the most, but the one who can give the most

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unless monetize it, and levena Armando wautoma in Nakuru boom basically Allah, Allah decree law here in North kulu.

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Unless Rhonda said those who believe in Allah subhanaw taala and whose fire hearts find rest and tranquility in the remembrance of Allah. Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find tranquility. I remind you on my I remind you and myself that everyone in the world is searching for only one thing. That is the reason why people work. That is the

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Reason why they struggle, why they chase money, why they chase power, why they make all the effort, family, friends, everything that we strive we strive for is for only one thing and that is peace of mind, between our local tranquility, contentment, yet at the end of the at the end of a life

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of struggle, many still do not find him and they look back on their lives with frustration. That's because you can never find something if you look for it in the wrong place. Allah subhanaw taala told us that tranquility does not lie in what we own or in what we think we own. But in remembering him. tranquility lies in Allah Vicar in contemplating and reflecting and strengthening our relationship within theological tranquility lies in trying to please Allah subhanho data, the result of which is that Allah will please you, the one who can please Allah becomes free from all worldly cares and desires and lives in a permanent state of happiness. ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us

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among those who have peace of mind and tranquility.

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Last of these number 10 is religion is not what you know. But what you do, in the words of ours that Hello Mallanna

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larae used to say Islam begins outside the masses. Islam is what is reflected in our lives. Islam is what our neighbors think of us. Islam is the health of our marriage, the matters of our children, the way we treat others, and the way we respond to their treatment. Islam is not how much we know, but how we act on that knowledge. And last round that I said was in bellinzona v hosts inland Edina Amato Amira Sol you had the water was so be lucky water was Obi Subhan. Allah said by us by Allah, by the time Allah took an oath of time, verily mankind is in loss, except those who believe in Islam, and do righteous deeds, and invite one another to the truth, which is our motto and the hell

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monka enjoining good and forbidding evil, and who advised one another to be patient about the difficulties that they may encounter in the process of practicing or preaching of Islam. Brothers and sisters, I want to conclude by saying to you and reminding myself, Allah subhanaw taala sent us to act, to work to solve problems, to alleviate suffering, to stop oppression, to spread goodness, Allah sent us with the tools to recognize him and take from him and give to others. Allah subhanaw taala sent us to do the work of the best of mankind, the work of the ambia the prophets, and Rousseau, the messengers because we are the oma of the last and final of them, after whom there are

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no messengers. There are no profits there Imam and they'll say it the habit of Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah gave us this as his gift without us asking for it. How can we thank you? That is why we need religion. That is why we need Islam. ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with you and never to be displeased to accept your ibadah your worship, to accept your drawers to give you whatever you ask with her. And then to add to it from his generosity and glory and magnificence was Allah Allah Allah will carry Hualalai he was ibH mine erotica hamara amin al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.