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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
Sayyidina Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was Have you send them to sleep if he didn't feed off from other
maybe have other sisters
who are on the lessons from? Look, man. And we have been talking about the importance of sugar, which is something that Allah Subhana. Allah mentioned before he mentioned the advice that LaWanda Salaam gave to his son.
And obviously, it is something which is so important that Allah Subhana, Allah Himself mentioned it. And in the last two classes, we had been talking about the importance of that, I remind myself when you again and again and again, that the purpose of our
teaching and learning is only one which is to practice what we
know and what we learn.
And so therefore, when we are learning about the importance of sugar, then I request you to look into your own lives to look into your behavior. Just think about the day before.
If you are in the morning, today, think about yesterday, how many people did I thank? Who should I have thanked? Did I thank them or not? And if you thank them,
if you did not thank them, then thank them now.
Don't think yourself and say oh, but you know, so much time has passed? No. Doesn't matter, you thought you thought about that now. So now do it.
There is no point in learning, if you are not going to practice. And that is not even a choice because not learning is not a choice. The reason we learn is because we want we will recall to run before loss manager and like it happens in our courts of law. Ignorance is not a defense in law. We are supposed to know we are supposed to learn. And we can't say well you know, I didn't know no you this is your job you are supposed to know. So therefore, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala has provided us with the opportunity, I am trying to make these classes
as topical and as connected to our day to day reality as possible. You're not sitting here discussing the grammar of the ayat of the Quran or you're not looking at the miracles of how many times something is some letter or some grammatical formation is
repeated, we are not looking at the greatness of the Arabic language we are not doing all of those are important, but we are not doing that here we are looking at saying this is what Allah tells me to do, am I doing it and if I am not doing it, what can I do to change my life in such a way that my life becomes pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala who gave this life to me.
So on the subject of sugar, we have this very beautiful Hadees which is
in the serum Nicosia, in the sea of Surah Fatiha
in the eyes of Dr. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
where even Nicosia Rasul Allah mentioned this hadith of Salaam Alaikum Salam informed us that there was a man in the people of the past who praised Allah subhanho wa Taala in these words, he said yeah Robbie laka al hamdu
lillahi wa Chica while we miss donec he said, Oh Allah, oh my rub, all my RAM, all praise and thanks is due to low
which is befitting your glorious presence and befitting your grade sovereignity
or praise and thought and thanks to you in keeping with your majesty and grace, and of your of your gracious presence of your countenance and in keeping with the glory and magnificence of your creation
of all that you own.
The missile tonic of your sovereignty of your Sultanate,
the angels who record our deeds, they heard these words of praise which were new, they had never heard these words of praise before for Allah Subhana.
So they were in a quandary about what to do with these words of praise. How much of reward is to be written for these specific words of praise?
So the Malaika the regarding angels lamesa
Sallam said they went to Allah subhanaw taala. And of course Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what his slave said. And Allah knows, Allah knew what he was going to say even before the slave himself was conscious about this fact.
But the angels are doing their jobs. So they go and they inform us of a hotel and they say yada,
yada banana, or our rub your slaves so and so praise you in some words, which we have never heard before. So how much of a reward should we write for that?
As I said, Allah subhanaw taala knows these words. But Allah subhanaw taala says to the angels, what did he say? What were his words? The reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying this and please understand this and remember this, anytime you hear a had these like this, that Allah asked the angels this or that, that does not mean that Allah needs to ask, that is in order to establish the angels as the witnesses in favor of the slave of Allah subhanaw taala. So this is a great mercy of Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala establishes our action, and establishes witnesses for us on the Day of Judgment, who will bear witness to say that so and so said such and such, we ask Allah to give us
witnesses for our good deeds only, not for our evil, we ask Allah to forgive us, our evil deeds and to
enhance our good deeds.
So the angels the audible alameen
your slave said, drop the like Al hamdu lillahi Jalali watseka, tonic,
what rewards should we write for this?
Allah subhanaw taala geladeira? Who says, could you be my would you be the witnesses voice live?
You write down his words, just as he said them.
And I will reward him in keeping with the glory of my countenance with in keeping with my glorious presence. And in keeping with the magnificence of my creation, with the magnificence of my sovereignity with the magnificence of my milk, my possessions and my creation. Now, imagine what kind of reward are we talking about? I don't think anybody can divided I'm just saying you might feel a speech. And this is the reward of being thankful to Allah subhanaw taala
to seriously make dua to Allah subhanaw taala say Allah give me one word, give me one word, one sentence that you want to hear and make me say this, so that that will be my witness before you when I meet you.
I will insist that us develop this personal connection with Allah subhanaw taala when we talk to Allah,
give me remember I'm not imagining all of this. This is what the Quran teaches us. This is what our last minute Allah told us in the stories of his mBiA Massara. That is why we are doing for example, the story of Abraham militia in our classes here, because it shows us this personal relationship, this personal connection, Allah subhanaw taala gave us the examples of his ambia Lima salam, Allah subhanaw taala gave us examples of others where we so that we can understand what works. So here is the proof of concept. Relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best and the most important thing that you can ever imagine. And that is the only relationship that does not break. Now think
about this, you know, we sometimes we have
bereavement, we have somebody who is very dear to us who's passed away and sometimes it's sudden, and you can't get over the shock. I mean, the the the fact that here was this person, live and healthy and well, and everything isn't suddenly now gone is not there anymore. How do I deal with that? What do I do with that? That this is a, this is a major
calamitous event that has happened, how do I deal with this calamity? Now, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen we have a dean which teaches us
and what does it teaches? It teaches us two things. One is it teaches I know this is a bit of an aside, but this is I want to say this real estate. So it teaches us one that nothing is forever we will part this life we came in this life in order to separate So we thank Allah subhanaw taala for the time that Allah gave us with that person, but it also teaches us the fact that all relationships are temporary in this
Life, whoever it is, you're my husband, my wife, my brother, my sister, my father, my mother, whoever my friend, all of these are temporary relationships, these relationships will end. Because this is the nature of life, this is the nature of, of how Allah made his life and how Allah put us into this life. So when we, on the other hand, our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala, this has no end, this has no ending, this does not break, this does not finish. This is forever. So if a person is connected to Allah subhanaw taala, then the, one of the biggest and immediate and I won't say biggest, biggest is the connection itself. But one of the immediate benefits of that is that
there is no belief that
you can never be separated from Allah subhanaw taala hamdulillah you will know your heart will never be broken, when your heart loves Allah Subhana Allah
This is what the
this is what is the meaning of building a connection and relationship with Allah Sparta so make this lanceolata just like you give that man when that man said Rob will tell him to come I'm
just like that man, which we mentioned.
Just now, when that man said Rob Bella Callahan, Luca miombo really Jalali was
it was not those are not his words, those are not words which he dreamt up or which he wrote and you know, it's not poetry. This is what Allah subhanaw taala put in his heart. This is what Allah subhanaw taala inspired him to say. So ask Allah Allah, you inspired him, you can inspire me please as well. Please inspiring please make the melodica witnesses to the way I used to praise you make the Malaika witness to the fact that I said these words.
Give me the words
and weight and the words will come and
I'm not saying this to you to tell you that the words came to me they haven't I'm like a like a pirate. Right? I know a tune. And I think that you That's it. Allah forgive me, Allah forgive you. So seriously, make this do and say Allah give me this connection with yourself because that connection never breaks. That is a permanent connection, that connection never breaks. The one when we are dealing with bereavement. This is something to remember that Alhamdulillah whoever passed away passed away they were supposed to pass away, but my connection with Allah subhanaw taala this does not pass away, because Allah subhanaw taala Who will you live the life
he is the one who is living
you he is living his established limit, he does not die.
And so therefore my connection with Allah subhanaw taala must be such, if I have a connection with him that the connection never dies. It is there.
A lot of will you live in Armando
And that what's the benefit of the connection, unless the value of the believers and he takes them out from darkness into light from his guidance into guidance?
A brother or sister or by myself and so therefore the Saudis we heard this man so Allah subhanaw taala said, that led him you write down his words and I will reward him in keeping with what he said.
My brother and sisters once I let them know Catalano
he passed by a man who was making dua and this man said
and you were saying in Islam, Allah make me among the halal make me among the few.
Now, I was very particular about things and if he saw somebody doing something which he didn't know or didn't understand, he would ask him to excellency you're saying this? Why do you say that? What's the deal? What's the proof? Who taught you is not reprimanding them or is asking him a question he's saying, you know, you are saying something which I have never heard before. So what's the logic what's the basis behind? The man said that when Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the good people in the Quran, in many places,
Allah subhanaw taala said there are few
kalila mottos Quran Allah said the only the few are thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala
few people a lot around the makara, Boone
Salatu minella Wali McCauley lumen Allah,
Allah said, the macabre bone the people who are the closest to Allah Subhana Allah along the earlier generations they were many, but in the later generations they will be very few.
So this man said that Allah subhanho wa Taala whenever he mentioned
something good in terms of people whenever he mentioned some good qualities
Allah also said that people with these qualities are few.
So I'm asking Allah, Allah make me among those few.
Take the MBL a Muslim for example, how many MB are a masala we have various numbers we don't have exact numbers, but about 25 or so I mentioned in the Quran, we have received from some of these, some of the additional resources, we have a total of 120,000 125,000
in how long because the last of them has come there is no one else coming after him. And that is Mohammed Salah Salah.
So from the beginning of humankind, for other Malaysia to the seventh century Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, salam,
this earth had how many human beings
right billions, people coming and going if you if you if you if there was some way of actually except Allah Allah Of course knows but other than Allah subhanaw taala we have no means of knowing. But if there was some counter which counted the number of human beings who were born and lived and died
all over the world from the beginning of when human beings came onto the planet until the seventh century when a solar cell and walk this earth
you're talking about billions of people right now and all those billions of people you have a small number 120 125,000 people who were the MBR livezilla who are the people who Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us and showed us as examples for us to follow.
And out of the 125,000 as I mentioned only 25
out of those 25 we got five were the old Asan Meena Rasul
Allah you MLA salam, masala, salam, Salam ala rasulillah, sallallahu alayhi wa he was
clearly, very, very few.
And so we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us among those few and we make the effort to be among those few, the few who will be honored well as Randall Teller, the few who will be rewarded by the few whose door Allah subhanaw taala listens to and accepts and gifts.
We want to be honest, you don't want to be among the great unwashed multitude you don't want to be among the you know, along the shaft and the and the dry grass.
Numbers are are enormous value is zero. You don't want to be that you want to be among the few it's the few which are
valued which are appreciated.
So Mr. Catalano went through as bad as this man and is what is it?
And he says so therefore when Allah raised those few I want to be among them so I'm asking Allah Allah make me
of all of your MC mela make you among the few, the few with whom he is pleased? The few who he will give janitor for those the few who he will award the company of Mohammed Saleh Ali Ronnie
everyone has more wisdom than Omar
Why do you even ask this question? when asking a question
you know his own humility is such that he's saying Why are you even asking this question?
In another situation, a man
complained to one of Nakata about his situation in life. He says, I have this difficulty that difficulty and whatnot was
and says an hour the learner said to him, be grateful to Allah don't complain. Thank Allah.
The man got
you're upset. He said, What do I have to thank Allah for?
The number of their own said to him, can you urinate without pain?
man said yes. So the number said ask. And thank Allah for the fact that you can urinate without pain.
As somebody who has UTI urinary tract infection, what it feels when they have to urinate
just like you are on fire.
People with UTI end up with a bigger problem which is kidney failure because they stop drinking water. They stop drinking water out of fear. They're so afraid that afraid of going to the toilet afraid of urinating that they stopped drinking water
Which can create a bigger problem which is
which is a kidney failure
and loss. rantala allows us to that just being able to pass urine without pain freely.
I was talking about bereavement. And one of our dearest and closest friends was like a son to me
that either he passed away
you feel the pain, right? I feel the pain. His wife obviously feels it even more than I do. His mother feels it even more than I do is his brothers and sisters. Feel that more than I do. He has a little daughter. I'm sure she feels that more than I do. But whichever one of us we feel the pen.
The question is, what are we
conscious of when we are feeling this pain?
I'm talking about the man who said I have difficulties and seven out of them said to him be thankful. So the man said what do I need to be thankful for? I don't have anything to
do can you urinate without pain? The man said yes, he said thank Allah for that.
So now in the situation where this Dear Dear Dear brother of ours has passed away we are all feeling the pain and we make God Allah subhanaw taala and I request you to make that promise that Allah gives in general
when I mentioned the passing away of zulfi I also remember the passing away several years ago of another very very dear one who was like a son to me and that is in just
as Obama's eyes son, his eldest son, who died in a tragic accident
we I still deal today so many years have passed. I can see when I go into my machine
I can see in his face
I remember once I was we were in Africa and
we had so after after we broke the fast and then there was the dinner. I didn't eat dinner because I
had something else to do meaning I mean the therapy was there and after that I had a ban that night was one of the odd nights
so I decided I'm not going to eat it I did after all that
so I finished the wire and everything else then I needed to go to the washroom I did that maybe a little came back.
And India's is there it just tells me
so you've not eaten but he's not eat.
So I said to him, I will eat you know, I'm not so hungry, but I will eat
is can I bring the food for you?
As it Have you eaten?
He sent me
he said no, I will eat with you.
So I cannot thank Allah enough.
I tell a lie. Make you the witness that I cannot thank you
in a way that you deserve
because you give me
that I don't deserve.
You would love for me in the hearts of people. I don't have that.
is that for me? Respect for me, in the hearts of people. I don't deserve that.
I'm not saying this to show up. I'm not saying this too. I'm just saying Think about it for yourself and say what is it that Allah has given you that you really don't deserve but Allah gave you
so I already make the offering just
May Allah give genital for those who are very savvy Allah gave him what that was inshallah Shahada anyway.
And then there was
this sore isn't
too sore isn't.
So the point I'm making here is that whoever it is whether it is good for you or it is empty or whatever, yes, that is very much. But think about that. If our relationship is with Allison.
There are you know, I can't even begin to count the number of
blessings of that. But one of the biggest one is that
There is nobody
in gela we can never be.
We can never be cut off from Allah Subhan
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Allah subhanaw taala said that there is no compulsion in Deen there is no compulsion or anybody to enter Islam, there is no compulsion on you to accept anything.
Sometimes people make this vague or why should I do this? Don't do it. Don't do it.
Why should I pray, don't pray? Why should I worship Allah don't want don't worship Allah.
Watching the tree behind me, no problem. Right? But it will not change the fact that that tree is not your Creator. That will not change the fact that one day this tree will die Allah does not die, he does not change the fact that one day you will die and Allah does not die does not change the fact that one day you will be called to account before Allah knows that. Despite that you don't want to believe that most welcome
like gravity cut away in a rush to mentally the two paths. The bottom is guidance and the bottom guidance have been clearly demarcated. They have been clearly pointed out they have been clearly mentioned. sama yuck for with booty, well, you mean Billa he, the one who denies and refuses to worship, false to worship, creation to worship creatures.
The one who refuses to worship creatures
and worships Allah subhanho.
That person has grasped a handhold which will not break
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Allah, Allah Allah Allah subhanaw taala is the one who hears and the one who knows everything.
there is no way that you and I can thank Allah subhanaw taala the way it is his right to be thanks.
But we must do our best and we must build these connections because they will come when your nearest and dearest one will leave you without a doubt either you go first or he or she will go first there is no third alternative
unless both of you die together.
But the fact of the matter is that most of the time one goes and one is left behind.
The only time that you will not be very busy will have a loss.
build is the hub for a lot of
my brothers and sisters.
At a time when Russell lighters, lm and his companions were going through very difficult times
Allah subhanaw taala and this was in terms of poverty, resources, you know, their,
their influence, and so on. A lot of fear revealed this idea of sort of takaful
some latos aluna yo magazine and in a
lot a real desire to err on the side and then on that day, on the day of judgment, you will be questioned about the delight that you indulge in this world.
You will be questioned about those things which you enjoyed.
It is not it is not haram to enjoy Alhamdulillah Allah gave it to us.
The issue is did you enjoy that? And thank Allah for that. Did you enjoy that with the awareness that I have this only because of my Arab jelajah Lalu?
Or did you enjoy it and forget about it? Or did you enjoy it and said this is what I have earned? This is what I deserve.
Which one was it?
So Allah revealed
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then on that day you will be asked about the delight that you indulge.
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He asked us what he said you guys will love we are living in great difficulty,
which Namath of Allah subhanaw taala What does Allah mean? When he says that he will question us about the Nirvana, which never saw the woman who is not being ungrateful, he's not saying, you know, what is that like even Why should I sang? No, he's asking this question is saying that Allah is saying you will requestion about the Namath that you indulged in that you enjoyed in the world.
Like not saying that you are going to be given no what you already have. There is something that you enjoy something that you like, and though Allah will question you about that, to the webinar, Avalon, Avalon who is asking this question, and he says jasola, which Arby's Namath, we are now living in such
such a constrained situation so difficult.
said to him
in a summer, while basavaraj worldfood
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Allah said, Verily,
Allah, verily, the hearing and the sight, and the understanding the heart of each of those of you will be questioned well as
to the questioning will be will be about both what we did with these faculties as well as whether we thanked Allah subhanho wa Taala for them or not?
That's the question unless a real question about your sight and your hearing and your understanding your heart.
So the questioning is to do with what do you do with these things which we gave you what also it is to say, Did you thank Allah subhanho wa Taala or not?
What do you do that?
When I look behind me here, the expanse of grass and the forest behind that
that expanse of grass is now full of birds full of starlings and mainly starlings and Robins, American Robins and there is one Cardinal which comes and goes so suddenly in that green I see this flash have absolutely brilliant read and I know that that's the catalyst
and then sometimes at the edge of that forest in the back icds
there is a family that I've seen three I don't know if there are more but we see deer, and then one day there's a bobcat which went along
the American Bobcat big predator,
much smaller than than then leopards and tigers and so on of course but still is very formidable.
Should I not thank Allah for this the fact that I am able to sit here and look at nature look at the creations of Allah subhanaw taala which I love so much.
That is industry behind me this is like a like an apartment building for birds. There are at least four or five minutes in this tree behind me and is the parallel on the other side of the deck. There's another clump of trees there are some more nests in that starlings and Robins mostly there are some blue jays and that those nests as well.
Summer one of Zahra will
Allah subhanaw taala say that Allah will will
question so what do you do with that?
And what is the value of that? What is the value of that?
Think about that. What is the value of sight and hearing? What is the value of intelligence?
Today we use these faculties like animals
We look at things we hear things we listen to things.
And other faculties you know, you grab anything you like you eat anything you like.
We listen to anything we like. You don't bother to see if Allah has permitted this or not permitted.
We look at anything we like. We don't check. We don't ask. And believe me. You don't need a great Mufti to tell you, all of us today. Especially those who have computer smartphones. You know exactly what you're looking at, you know exactly what you're listening to and you know, whether it is prohibited or it is permitted, there is no doubt.
Still, if you do something which Allah has bribed me to do ask yourself what kind of Eman is that? If this a man cannot save you from the disobedience of Allah, then how will that even save you?
From the punishment of Allah,
if this man cannot save me from looking at something which Allah made Allah, how is this Eman going to save me from the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala want me to
ask Allah for his mercy and for this forgiveness, we pronounce and ended in in sort of the the interesting thing is that we do not use our intelligence to submit Allah subhanaw taala and instead of that we
become rebellious, and we nullify the benefit of this intelligence.
we question the Quran requested Allah subhanho Denis Kalam, we question what Allah told us.
As if we know better than Allah. There are many of us who live our lives. You may not say it in so many words, but we really live our lives as if we believe that we know better than Allah.
we pronounce fatawa about Allah Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala already declared, what is Allah? And we already declared, what is haram?
We declare the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be unjust in this world?
And what is that world?
Our world is a world where we have this great arrogance about our knowledge. And at the same time, we are destroying our own world. What knowledge is this? Is the knowledge.
If we if we really have so much knowledge, why is the global warming? If the if we really have so much knowledge, why are the glaciers of the Arctic melting? If you really have so much knowledge, why are we eliminating species after species? If we have really so much of knowledge, how come we destroy ourselves? Why are we smoking? Why are we drinking alcohol? Why do we do drugs? Why are we making drugs? We are passing laws to say that intoxicants are permissible, why if we have so much of knowledge, how can we build an economy which is based on interest, and then we say, every 10 years there is going to be a recession, you know, that you like recessions?
You like the Great Depression.
So if you don't like recessions, and you don't think recessions are a great thing, why do you have an economy which is based on interest?
And you call yourself intelligent, this is the sign of intelligence.
And you want to blame Allah subhanho wa Taala you want to blame religion? You want to bring the Quran and you say, Oh, you know, these people who are believe in Allah, they are backward, they are backward?
Are you so arrogant and stupid and blind, that you don't even understand the meaning of backward and or not backward?
We have a society which is steeped, marinated, coming out to every poor
evening ignorance and arrogance, and self destruction.
Think about that naturally, law and order would be considered unsuitable in a world that is populated by the pirate in the bandit.
The Sharia of Islam is considered unreasonable in this world today. Because in this world today, bandits wear suits.
like animals, weed, whatever we like, we drink whatever you like. We do whatever we like. halal and haram are words without meaning.
We live in the moment and we do not care about the consequences of our actions. We do not even care about the worldly consequences of our actions.
Forget about caring about the
content consequences in the theater.
And then what is more, we get angry with those who are only sticking their neck out to try to save us. The one who's telling you not to smoke is not smoking himself is telling you because He cares for you. No one is telling you don't drink. Don't force a kid. Don't run around here and there. Don't look around. Don't listen to her arm. Don't eat her arm. Just check what you are eating. Is it permissible or not permissible?
Don't lie. Don't cheat. Be honest. Be thankful. Be kind, be compassionate. Don't be arrogant. don't pollute the world. Spread goodness around yourself a buzzer saying all these two is your enemy, your friend even that sense. You don't have
I cannot even differentiate between Who's your enemy and who's your friend. And you call yourself intelligent. This is our, this is our society. So we get angry with those who try to help us. So this is what people did with me.
What was the grace? What was the problem with the embera masala witch who came and told them how to destroy themselves? No.
The Amir came trying to save them.
But every people, every group of people, every society in which Allah Enderby, opposed
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So if we are like this, we want to do whatever we like and if somebody stops you he stops us we get angry that our behavior is like animals.
This is what a level question is about.
I asked myself a new How much longer do we want to live like this?
Or do we want to be among those about whom Allah subhanaw taala said, what oh, well, oh, Tara, moody Muna naraku Siemens rbwm Ravana Abu Salah was summer Anna for Jana novel, Sally Hannah mockito. We want to be among those who said, and if you Allah said about them, and if you could only see, when the Missouri moon the criminals are brought before Allah, they will hang their heads before they hang their heads in shame before they're up. And they will say oh Rob, we have now seen and heard, so send us back into the world and we will do righteous deeds, Verily, We
we now believe with certainty, my brothers and sisters. inshallah, this is you know, for today's class, let us think about that and say, How can I be a?
How can I be a thankful slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala? And how can I express my thanks to Allah? How can I express my gratitude to
ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased with you, and never to be displeased? Ask Allah subhanaw taala to help you in ways that you cannot imagine ask Allah to accept your drawers with fire in Africa and to give you more than what you asked for. ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive you and to forgive those who came before you to forgive you near and dear ones.
And has mentioned these two beautiful brothers and and they were like sons to me zulfi and India's soccer hazer and,
and India's please make dua for them that Allah subhanaw taala should forgive them should give them
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