My Son, Be Firm, Not Forceful

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all praise and glory be to Allah We thank him and we seek His help and his guidance and his pleasure and his forgiveness. And we turn to Allah for protection from the evil whispers within us and from the consequences of our evil deeds. for whomever Allah guides men can ever lead us astray and whomever Allah leads the stray none can ever guide and we testify that no one is worthy of our worship and our devotion, and our love and obedience in the absolute sense of those words, but Allah and Allah alone without any partners, the true supreme king of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed in truth, without doubt his Prophet and his servants and His Messenger,

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whom Allah though agenda centers a mercy to the world. Oh, you have believed to have this Acquavella present in your life at all times, be conscious and dutiful to Allah

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in the manner that he deserves, and do not die except in a state of complete and total loving and willing consistent surrender to a law state of Islam.

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To begin continuing with the advice of Look man, about the Allahu anhu to his son.

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We left off at the verse the airborne, a Optimus palasa. Mobile Murphy, one hand in monkey wants to be Rolla alpha Baca in Nevada, come and ask me to move. Oh, my dear son, establish the prayer properly

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and enjoying the good, promote the good and forbid the evil, prevent the evil?

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What's better Alabama, or fall back and be patient in the face of what afflicts you?

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in the valley come in as men are more certain. Certainly this is over the matters that require a great determination greater azima great resolve? Well as you saw, the kaleena and do not turn your face away from the people in arrogance.

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If these three instructions we can cover in today's football

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and benefit from insha Allah that is more than sufficient.

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He said to him, oh, my dear son.

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Yes, establish the prayer. Yes, promote good, yes forbid evil. But this is not going to be a piece of cake, you will be afflicted. It's not a walk in the park. effecting change, changing people nevertheless, for the better is something that requires a great deal of patience requires a great deal of endurance. for so many reasons of them, we already discussed that the quick solution that is imagined in our mind, which is reacting default to doesn't work. So we have to put greater focus on promoting good this lower road but the long road is the only road to a long road requires patience.

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But there are other reasons as well. Human beings naturally tend to be resistant to change. They don't like to change.

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Either because they're just complacent. They're satisfied with where they are. They don't want to put in the work to change for the better. And so when you tell them you need to, they will push back, says who I need to, who are you to tell me I'm not good enough where I am. And so they will lash back at you on various levels, they could mock you, right? They could laugh with you, they could punish you. It's a whole spectrum. But something of affliction, Allah of our back is going to happen.

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Sometimes people resist change also because they are very confident, sometimes even rightfully confident in in telling themselves, how can he tell me to change I have good intention. And they are blinded by their good intention from realizing that their action is very wrong.

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Because the driving force, they are certain that my driving force and doing things this way is the is it my heart is in the right place.

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And that is why Subhan Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, methyldopa me Allah do dilla the example of those that uphold in themselves and with others uphold the bounds of Allah is like the example of a group of people that get onto a ship together. And so some of them are

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some of them right on the top side of the boat, and some of them right in the lower level.

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He said Allah, his salatu salam, the people on the lower level, every time they go to the top side to get some water, they have to pass by the people that are already up there. They crowd them. They annoy them, they bothered them. He says, so one day, they had a great idea. It was a very good intention. They said lo Anna Hakuna viene Athena or con, LEM, no demon Falconer. If we can just make a hole in our part of the ship, the lower side of the ship, we won't be bothering the people up top their hearts in the right place. But what is the what a great example is Robert coffin and give so many lessons to be said here, but just focus on that part, their intentions were right.

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But despite the fact that their intentions are right, you still have to resist

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you have to not throw in the bottom of the ship in the hull of the ship. So he said AlLahi Salatu was Salam lautaro aku Mama agulla hella coup. If they let them do their bright idea. They're well intentioned idea their sincere attempts at making others comfortable, they will all drown they'll all die

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while others do Allah ad him Lana Giovanna Jojo Mian, and if they stop them, you're gonna have to stop them.

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If you stop, if they stop them, they will all be saved. So for so many reasons, people are resistant to change. Sometimes they think what they're doing is absolutely right. Like the debates in like popular culture nowadays, between equality there has to be equality. Certainly there does have to be equality, but you're you're blinded from equality, sometimes, from considering another aspect of morality of virtue called justice, you're blinded by the pursuit of equality from the pursuit of justice. Or sometimes people say I am not going to accept the religion, because religion tells me to close my mind. And here's all these fruits. So I'm refusing to listen to you not because I'm

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stubborn, but because I want to keep using my mind. And so yes, it's true. You're right, you should not follow that. But what about the other religions that are not asking you to close your mind,

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it's hard for them to get past this fact that I'm doing what I believe is the right thing. And so there's going to be an insolvent there's going to be some sort of affliction, it's going to be taxing on the person that wants to build good and diminish from evil during their lifetime. They gotta prepare patience, they have to prepare patient. And then he said to his son, and don't underestimate patience.

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Patience itself is not the walk in the park in the valley come and ask me to move visit this is a patient of over what will afflict you is of the matters that require a great azima great determination.

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And he's telling him this so that he can develop the determination to endure the long road to endure the long taxing process of changing the world for the better. Because azeema is something you can develop.

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And it has to be pre developed before you meet the situation, the readiness, the power, the willpower to be patient when something happens to you.

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But this is something that needs to be developed because it doesn't always exist or originally exist in human nature.

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A lot of diligence said that even the very first human being the prototype, why did he slip? Why did he not hold endure the command of Allah He slipped in his walk? He in his determination to remember?

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For nesea while I'm nadji dilla, who asthma Lhasa, the human being his nature, he's forgetful and he's not we did not find him as an item to be someone of strong resolve.

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But then he climbed up again with the idea to never do this again. And he climbed two levels as we say higher than the level he was at as an Elisa Lam before he committed this in.

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But his children are the same way and we are children.

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Well, how am Allah Allah in turn, the human being takes on the responsibility

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in who can have alumina hula, but he is ignorant and he is transgressive. He doesn't know what it takes. He underestimates it.

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And then he cuts corners he transgresses he cut the corner.

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But the people that did develop this azeema they climbed with this azeema to the most beneficial people to humanity, and they are the Prophet. And then if you go among the prophets to the highest level, the highest tier of prophets, of all of their virtues are learning

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I chose to point out that it was their virtue of azeema that you should celebrate wellsville Qmr sobre una as liminal rasa of all the names he could have given them. He said, Be patient, like the messengers of strong resolve had patient. It's something to treasure if you have this one thing azeema if you instill this one thing and those you care about azima

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everything else works out like what do you need, you want to memorize the whole thing, even termination, you want to commit yourself to good manners, this even when there's friction that needs a determination, you want to lose weight, it's determination. You want your marriage to work out despite the hiccups. You need determination to not quit, lose rest, lose your wins midway. Everything boils down to this. This is what differentiates a successful human being in dounia. And in Africa and someone who isn't.

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Because what is the virtue of humans having superior intelligence over animals, if they can't act on that intelligence, then it means nothing at that point.

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It disqualifies your edge on them the fact that you can't act on it.

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And so if you want to climb, you're going to have to be ready to withstand the bitterness of the challenge of the battle.

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And you need to always tell yourself and tell people that worth not for the bitterness of the challenge, there will be no sweetness to the conquest. If everything was easy. If everything was easy, nothing would be tasteful, nothing would be pleasant. This is why people that don't suffer for a known end, don't struggle towards the known end, their life becomes tasteless. Why do people become depressed after retirement? There's no goal in mind anymore is nothing to work towards.

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And so people sometimes shy away from a number of model for a long current being someone who's purposeful and trying to better the world and reform the world for the better because they know is going to be backlash. I don't want the headache.

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I don't want you know the burden. But the people who actually suffer the most are the people that have signed out from every burden. I don't want I don't want the headache.

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These are the lives that are most meaningless, most tasteless. That's why the poet he says, Let's accidentally measure the time on Enter Akela hulan, Tableau will match the hasta la sobre. He says don't think that glory and like you know, triumph and conquest and all the feelings that it comes with. This is just like a walk in the park or some dates that you'll eat. They're not free sweets, basically, it's something far more meaningful, worthwhile and that he says do not think that glory are some dates that you will eat, you will not reach glory until you taste this sourness of patience, the bitterness of the battle. Once you conquer whatever was your obstacle, I love what's

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inside you that feeling that sense of accomplishment that we thrive for because we are purposeful creatures until you feel like you've made gains on your purpose. You feel satisfied with that on some level. And this, this, the simplest human being has to understand this. The problem is in our generations especially we need to double down on this concept. Because when you always throw on other people, it's their fault. They're not changing it. Therefore, they're not appeasing me, you're not ready to put in the sacrifice for it. That's why we're so miserable. So many of times.

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I've been carrying

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I've done American Lacroix, Brian Allah, one of the one of the notable figures from our history. He says, I want to met and our job is to show you the simplest human being needs to understand this concept and should understand this concept. It's straight logic, but we tend to shy away from from presence in our consciousness. Sometimes, we don't want to put in the work. It's in our nature just to tell ourselves not that important. No big deal. You find something else. Let me change the subject. So he says I'm Dominican McCoy, I met in Arabi, a man who doesn't believe in live in the cities uncivilized from what's called him on educated someone say, This man is uncivilized men

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behind here rather than shaded in his eye was a very bad infection, like really bad pinkeye basically,

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he says, and I said to him, why don't you wipe the tears like your tears are running on your cheeks? You look silly. You just do wipe the tears column and Annie Bobby, he said, The doctor said I can't do that. But the pain is going to be more and the infection is going to spread. I'm not allowed to do that. He said what a higher RPM and either O'Meara lie to me either Legionella in surgery. And like there's no good in a person who doesn't know how to follow instructions. Like what's the point of having a doctor if I'm not going to listen to him? This is the idea. What's the point of having access to knowledge if you can't act on it? So I will make him cry. He felt bad for the men. And he

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said to him,

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like do you desire particular food Can I get you something nice like makeup for your life?

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The mood or your condition?

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Call anon Willa kidney Atomy he says yeah I just some things I'm really in the mood for the doctor said I can't have anything. I have to protect myself from escalating the disease by eating anything. Well, this is correct or incorrect medical advice is not the point.

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He says to him, Well, I kidney Atomy. And then he says to him, this Bedouin simple man, he says to him, we're in a Helen

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Rolla, but share what to whom Shem Yatta, whom for Allah.

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He then at the end of the day, the people of the fire are people whose desire out did their resolve their protectiveness, and so they were destroyed. Look at the connection he made. He said, This is what what human excellence, human dignity, human everything. What makes a human a human, the ability to have agency are not a rock, you're not an animal, you have intelligence and the ability to act on intelligence. He goes, this is not just about he goes, I'm training myself. There's no good enough person who doesn't have azeema. And so

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Look, man is telling his son and be patient for what's going to happen to you and prepare the azima you can just say I can't I'm not strong. I'm not strong tempered the same way someone you would not accept of yourself or your child to say I don't know. I can't learn I'm just not smart. So you have to learn the province often and said this as well. He said in the millennial move with the alum will she'll move with the hallowmas sobre takamura. He said knowledge is through practicing knowledge education. And forbearance is through practicing exercising forbearance, and patience resolve is through the exercise of patience. So he's telling him all my fun exercise patience, because you will

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need it in order to be a positive influence in this world. A cola cola has our stuff about all the money

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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala manana Viva La ilaha illAllah Alessia Cara Oceana Mohammed Abu whenever you who are solo was with Allah Azza wa are back Be patient on what will inevitably afflict you. In a valley communism is no more this is of the matters that require resolve and determination. The third statement, moving on to the next idea now his father said to him well as to sort out what the calendars and don't turn your face away from the people in haughtiness in pride in arrogance.

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Don't get sick of the people is over the implications here. You see, it is a very hard balance that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam called us to by the way that our lives those that expect of us to be firm on the truth, like we mentioned the previous holds but right, but at the same time to not be forceful with the truth, and impatient with your patients. Patients mean like medical patients, the people that you are catering to the people you are trying to remedy. Many times people are very forceful, and they just sick and tired of the people because they've heard so many knows, they've lost hoping that yes, they're just doing this for lunch that I have to do this. But they

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have no genuine concern inside them for the people anymore. And so they look at them from a high horse, they have no hope in the people anymore. And so he's telling him, oh, my son, don't let the years dry you out. Don't let the years of patience that you're going to have to endure affect the way you look at humanity. Because sometimes when you're involved in calling to the truth for so long, especially when you meet to resist so much resistance, you start getting jaded, like you have a negative perspective. And you start assuming that nobody wants truth, except me. And then you start saying I'm the truth.

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A huge problem. When someone who calls to the truth, start assuming that he is the truth. And so disagreeing with me is disagreeing with the truth. And insulting me is a hatred for truth. This is a humongous problem. a humongous disease, that people that call to the truth have to be vigilant about. He's telling him Don't be disease like that, you know, one or two sorry, a decade that term.

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They say a thought or a thought is a disease in an in the necks of the camels that was known to the Arabs. There's a cultural connotation here. When the when the camels get a certain disease in their neck, their neck kind of turns they can't look straight anymore. And so people act in this disease The Way You Are you just don't look at people anymore, even when you're speaking at them. So that's why they say you're speaking as them you're not speaking to them.

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And this can happen two ways when you're addressing people our people are addressing you You're the truth so nobody can offer you anything and we may come back to this neck called bunch Allah. But even when you're offering the truth to people, you offer it in a way as if you're on top of the mountain. No, no, no, you may have a piece of truth and they may have another aspect of truth in their life both by Allah Of course not personal truth. Subjective Truth. No, no, no. There they have an aspect of the deen. They're practicing that you may not know

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About and you have an aspect of the deen that you're practicing, you see that they're not practicing. Nobody's on top of the mountain. We are all helping each other, point each other to the top of the mountain. That's where we need to be. We're telling each other about it. We're not on top of the mountain to assume that you've arrived and you're speaking people from a high horse will destroy you and will not work with the people. And we are very prone to it. So be careful.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the man was brought back after drinking wine time and time again and they cursed at him. He said, Let us go for Allahu Allah Rasulo Don't curse at him. You think just because you're the one applying the punishment which is in fact the remedy for them and for society, that you are sinless and have no punish ability in the sight of Allah. How do you know? You think you're the only one that is sincere? The only one that loves a lion is the messenger. He said to him for Allah Allah, perhaps he loves to run his messenger meaning how do you know that he doesn't, he does love Allah and His messenger.

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You know, interestingly, in the time, above the loved one, there was another

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who was able messaging Takashi, very famous story that will Michigan, Michigan was a very interesting personality. He was of the heroes of Odyssey one of the greatest battles in the history of Islam against the sassanid Empire, the Persian Empire, he was a hero, he was a knight, hardly anyone had his fame has his ability, his tactical ability, his courage to skill, but he was knee deep, he was one of the greatest alcoholics you can ever read about among the righteous.

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And it took him a long time to come around for the good in him to actually sprout.

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To for someone at a distance to look at him and say this person has potential ever marriage in a circle.

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He used to say to the people when I die, please very next to a grape tree. So that my bones can drink from the juice of the grapes, wine is made from the juice of the grapes. He has so my bones can drink from it after my death.

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And do not dare bury me in the desert after I die. Because I fear not tasting wine anymore. Once I'm in my grave. This was poetry that he was saying.

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And so in the Battle of policia started, he actually drank wine while on campaign. And so they punished him and they punish him just became no longer sustainable. And so I'm gonna have Bob sent a message from Edina decided that maybe will cause the profit to Uncle then listen, just detain him, we'll figure it out later, just arrest him, detain him and put him away. So he detained him in one of his homes.

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And then above Michigan, about the lower. He's hearing the battle cries. He's hearing what's happening across the car, he's hearing the screams. He's hearing people falling left and right. He's hearing a Muslim army come in front of something they've never been confronted before armies of elephants showed up at the Coliseum something that the Arabs never saw. And they're always three that they actually have to confront them face to face.

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And so he would beg the wife or the servant girl, historians debate to please let me out of the house, I'm begging you, you have to let me out. It was he was burning inside out of love for Allah and His Messenger wanting to be with his brothers to serve Islam

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is I swear to you, I vow to Allah, if I survive, I will come put myself back in detention after.

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And so she actually let him go and she gives him the horse of size and it will cost it's his house and some weapons that were lying around in the house and he takes off and sad was injured. He had a medical condition. He was not in the battle, but he was overseeing the battle they built for him or after and he would watch and instruct. And so he would sit there and he would say Ellicott ruka Rubalcaba

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or Barbuda, Bobby, Michigan, is who is that person because he covered his face when he jumped in. He's supposed to be in prison. He said, the way that animal moves, that's my animal. I know my animal. That's it, but his horse. He said in the way that person strikes that Apple imagine, we said that's impossible, he would dismiss the thoughts that were mentioned at home in his head that were at home.

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And every time he went after someone that person would fall, and every time he moved towards like a patch or a group of the enemy, he would disperse them and make them easily available.

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And then after a loss, though, a gel vanquish the opposing army. He went back and upheld his vow and he tied the change back in his legs and he stays unfathomable Of course eventually comes.

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And he finds out after some light investigation that she left him out, that was him.

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And he said,

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Let's redo cattle hamari baglio I will never whip you carry out the punishment on you after today.

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Allah Allah He and Matt and Abby Sherry Viva Liam and I will never drink wine after today. He said no

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According to an effort and other Alhambra agenda,

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he was a warrior. He's saying the reason I never stopped drinking wine because I could not stand the thought of people saying I stopped because you beat me.

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He was defensive you his dignity was on the line.

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But now that you will not beat me now I live in

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humanity is very complex. We cannot with a wide rushes automatically assume this person, there's no good in them, you know, bla bla, bla, bla and himself. He punished the Muslim so severely when they first embraced Islam, he tortured them.

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And you realize that it was not because Omar was pure evil, or more felt spite, it felt provoked by the fact that this little group was saying that their ancestors are all wrong, and that the elites of Horus can stop this little group of believers. And that is why when they were leaving, not fighting, not back, not resisting when they were leaving, to will have to have a senior. He said, Where are you going into? We're going where you can't reach us anymore. He melted at that point. That was the first sign of almost transformation. He said, Sahiba como la. He said, may Allah accompany you on your journey before he became Muslim.

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And her husband her heard her saying, You heard what Omar said. She said, he said, so what you think Omar will ever change.

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His father's donkey will become Muslim before this guy becomes Muslim. That's what that was what her husband said. And I'm going to talk about doesn't become Muslim. He becomes the second greatest Muslim in this owner after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his right hand, man abubaker, then there is no more. He beats everyone.

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I used to know a man and I'm closing the multiple now. I used to know a man. I still know him in Brooklyn,

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who was a murder.

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Open and he went to jail for if he was convicted, and he entered prison, and he remained for a long years in prison. And the Muslim populations in prison are substantial.

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And the only reason and I thank Allah for extending his life till he left prison. He did not accept Islam in prison.

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Though he was blown away by the beauty and the opportunity of redemption that Islam offers you and he's one of the most committed Muslims I know nowadays. He says the only reason I did not become Muslim, because I could not stand the thought of someone saying I became Muslim for protection in prison. So I waited till I left.

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A lot religion says not all people are the same. What are Haruna

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Allah says there are other groups of people that are not just pure good, they're pure evil. Hello, I'm Alan folly Han whatever I say yeah, that mix between pure act and evil acts as a Lavanya. To valet him perhaps Allah will open the doors of repentance for them.

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So you don't turn away from people ever. You don't leave people to shape on ever. You don't assume you will ever outrace anyone ever. That is what he's telling his son be firm. But don't be forceful. Don't be callous. Don't be arrogant. Don't ever assume you're on top of the mountain.

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Because you don't know how you will die. So how can you know how someone else will die? You don't know the reality of all your own secrets. How could you know what sits inside the chest of the people? You don't know what they go through. You don't know the complexity. let God be God. So kind of home with Allah, Allah, Allah.

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I'll end their visa later Allah asking Allah to make us wise guides who ourselves are guided never make us diluted and make us effective with those that we love and make us of those who extend this Nirvana of Islam near and wide to the Muslims and non Muslims. And May Allah increase us in them and guidance and protect the guidance that he has sent our way and increase us in it. Allahumma amin, I have one minute to speak to you now nonverbal related by Allah's grace and the efforts and the azima of many people in this community. hamdulillah I will not fundraise today. There is an ongoing fundraiser for the next six weeks. After asking for over a million dollars Alhamdulillah a letter of

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intent was signed by the owner of the pizzeria and we will have this pizzeria in Charlotte Darla in a month or two for only $700,000 what he learned and he is giving us 10 years to pay it. We need to secure 200,000 by the end of December. And so I need every single one of you to dig deep. I've been making phone calls and I've been setting up flights and I will be going myself to see what I can do. But no one is going to carry the load of another's community at large. And so every single one of you please dig within your context and within your pockets and bring forward what you can.

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In the next few Jamal especially before the breaks begin and people start traveling and disappearing. We need to put together this money and the rest of it inshallah will be through renting out the restaurant itself or otherwise will pay the remainder after the initial 200,000 is secured. May Allah

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Help us to maximize this blaze through this new asset. May Allah fill this message by allowing us enough parking and allow us to have programs in place that are uniquely beneficial and beneficial to an unique size of the community of lahoma amin with Allah hosa Nevada Nabina Muhammad Allah fill in our will every call as a culinary Muslim in Kubernetes hizmeti de Nicola Sabina, rook naramata Alicia khattala Haleakala Halle Halle,

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