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Jumuah Khutbah April 20, 2018

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Mohammed Faqih

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was shadow Anna Mohammed Abdullah who wore a suit

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or Sophia woman bathing.

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Brother as he's on here

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as he said,

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okay, just turn it off. Okay. My dear brothers and sisters, sorry for this little technical difficulty that we have here. Our brothers in the multipurpose room are not able to hear us because the mic system was disconnected from their from that section. Today I wanted to talk to you about a very important element of this religion.

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One of the most essential qualities

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and traits of a believer.

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It's one of the greatest qualities of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is the reason you and I are here

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is one of the greatest qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Someone who believes in Allah

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and believes

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in the Day of Judgment.

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Someone who believes

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in prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loves him and admires him.

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someone that wants to follow his path would have to have this quality or learn this quality.

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And most of us have some of it.

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But we live in a time where our lifestyles,

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our culture, the popular culture,

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the material that we get, we expose ourselves, our hearts and our minds and our psyche to

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counters this quality.

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It kills this quality.

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It wants to wipe it out.

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There are many challenges that we have when it comes to a cloud when it comes to character.

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And one of the challenges are elements in our society, external and internal elements that challenge some of these noble characteristics, these essential qualities.

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And this is this particular element is under threat.

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Many of us lose it.

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We're born with it, we have it, many of us lose it or lose a good portion of it.

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Some of us somehow we become

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selective when it comes to this quality.

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we disable it

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whenever we can't deal with things or when we are preoccupied with our own desires and interests and selfish, worldly needs.

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And then whenever it is, it's something that has to do with someone that we care about. We show it

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and even in some cases, we don't show it the way we're supposed to.

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This quality

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we refer to it in the Arabic language as Rama

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Or mahama and Allah subhanaw taala praises the believers

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praises the community of believers as a community that will tell also, Sabri Watteau, also Bill Maher hammer is a community that enjoys it's a community that reminds advocates for spreads a community that is established upon mahama upon Rama, compassion and mercy.

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And it's a community that reminds itself,

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catches itself keeps itself in check.

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compassion and mercy. And Islam is a religion that teaches us that is the religion of Rama. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam our Prophet is the Prophet and Messenger of Allah, Allah azza wa jal, our Creator, whom we worship subhanho wa Taala, whom we receive our inspiration from and guidance is the Lord of Rama. He describes himself as a man and a Rahim. And more than that, he describes himself as a roof, he describes himself as a dude subhanho wa Taala. And on and on, there are multiple qualities multiple

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words or names of the Beautiful Names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that all refer to this concept of compassion and mercy subhanho wa Taala.

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He begins,

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our book begins with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim,

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to have the names of Allah subhanaw taala, to have the most magnificent Names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Both have to do with Rama.

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So book that begins with mannerheim Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Seneca Illa Allah Allah mean, we have sent you only or Mohammed as a mercy will allow me to the world's

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you yourself your message.

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And everyone who's inspired by your message are people who carry Rama, mercy and compassion to others, not only to human beings, but to the worlds all of the worlds. Every single one of them is a religion

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that

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emphasizes this quality that is actually based founded upon Rama and we live in a time where we are told to or we are taught to be selfish, to care about ourselves and not care about the needs

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and the loss and the suffering and the agony of others.

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Worry about yourself your own success, your own interests,

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your own entertainment,

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your own fun,

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but what happens around you, there is nothing you can do about it.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala does not relieve us as a community by the way we are collect. I mean there is collective obligation, not only to show an Express, but also to invite people to experience and to express this quality.

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Allah azza wa jal if we examine the verses that talk about the people of Hellfire, Allah azza wa jal says

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kulula fcmb Mikasa Hina Illa heavily Ameen Fijian at alone, an imager, Amina masala confy Sapa Allah Subhana, Allah tells her tells us that the believers when they enter agenda, they will have a conversation amongst themselves, they will wonder what happened to the majority mean to the criminals to the wrongdoers.

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To those who are corrupt, spread injustice and violate the rights of others violate the sanctity of life, those who were doing a lot of work committing atrocities in this life, what happens to them? So they wonder that the people of jinn they wonder so Allah subhanho wa Taala

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they will be told

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to have, they will be allowed, they will they will be given access to the people of Hellfire, and they will engage with them in conversations, not one conversation, multiple conversations. And some of these conversations between the people of gender and between the people of Hellfire are mentioned in the Quran

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and sort of held off

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in Surah Saad

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and then other suitors including Sumitomo death, the one that I'm

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referring to, they will say, Master like a comfy soccer they will be able to communicate with them in their own safety and their own. You know, while enjoying their own luxuries that people have agenda will be able to communicate with the people of hellfire. And they will ask them, ask them masala comfy soccer, what causes you to end up in soccer? Soccer is one of the names of hellfire.

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So they will respond to them on Coumadin and mousseline. We

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used to not pray. We didn't pray. We didn't care about prayer.

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When I'm not gonna go to Mr. mysskin prayers, our daily prayers, Salah prayer is the most one of the most important elements of Islam. It's the second most important after toe hate

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when it comes to acts of worship,

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so that you mentioned the fact that they were not of the Most Holy meaning that they did not believe. And then immediately after that, what do you think they mentioned of their violations of the things that they they they committed? You know what they mentioned? While I'm Nakano pyramidal miskeen. And we did not feed the miskeen, the needy, we didn't care.

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That is a second crime that they mentioned. That means that they were held accountable for not caring about the miskeen about the less fortunate.

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But you think

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us to be of those who don't care or feed the muskie? No, it doesn't stop there. Alonzo is actually in another studio tells us that

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of the qualities of their own doors, and those who don't believe in the asherah writer lady you can see will be Dean fedeli, Caledonia team when I hugged him and miskeen he does not encourage the feeding of the miskeen he doesn't care

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to feed nor does he advocate for it.

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And a loss of handler to Alan Sorokin failure says what to have gone out of common miskeen you don't care, you just care about human inheritance, your your fortune and your wealth. You don't care about other people, you love wealth, you don't care about other people. And one of your weaknesses or one of your offenses is the fact that we have to have blood alcohol in your skin, you don't constantly encourage one another in you know, to care for them is skin and feed them is the miskeen you'll fail in doing that.

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And another suit, I lost some hand animation in multiple suitors brothers and sisters, Allah subhanaw taala talks about those who don't care for them as skin who don't care for the, for others for the suffering. They don't do anything about the suffering of other people, nor do they advocate for it or encourage. And we know that in Islam before you encourage people and you advocate for something before you urge people to do something, you yourself, you have to care about it, you have to practice it. So this is a religion that tells us that not only should you be merciful and compassionate and do something,

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but you should actually advocate for it. You should spread awareness, you should lead by example, and encourage other people to care.

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And I tell you, brothers and sisters, if there is if there's,

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you know, this past week we were talking about after fudger. We were talking about what are the practices? What are the things that if we were to do a loss of Hannah was to Allah will keep his wrath away from us? What are the things that protect us? You know, last night

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I saw a group of people, Christians,

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who were obviously praying here in our neighborhood, they were praying out loud crying out to the Lord asking the Lord for forgiveness, crying out like there is some huge calamity that is about to descend upon humanity. And they were begging God for forgiveness, and asking God for forgiveness for their own sins and for the sins of others.

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And that reminded me of one of the one of the five elements that I mentioned during the fragile heart era over five different days. Last week, we were talking about what saves us what is keeping the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala from coming upon us. What is saving us with all the in justices that are happening with all the sins that are being committed?

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Right, we because sometimes we act and we behave and we pretend like we were very innocent, we don't do anything.

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Right. One of them is still for asking God for forgiveness. So it reminded me how a lot as I just said to brush Allah said to the pagans of Mecca, that Allah will not punish you as long as the Prophet Muhammad SAW sentiments amongst them. And as long as they seek forgiveness, they used to ask Allah for forgiveness. They commit all kinds of in justices and wrongdoings. They commit all kinds of sins at night, but during the day when they see the Kaaba, they're like Gods

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Forgive us, they will beg God for forgiveness, and Allah subhanaw taala

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will keep away his wrath from them. Well, Matt kind of loaded the Bahama enta Fie mama kind of llama, mommy stuff. Hello, hello not. So at least they acknowledge and what scares me nowadays is that we are losing that people are losing that even non Muslims used to have.

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And of course, obviously Muslims are supposed to have used to have the sense of guilt. Maybe we're doing it we're committing sins, we know we're doing wrong things and ask God humbly humbly for forgiveness. And now people have stopped to do that.

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Right.

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And on top of that, we are losing this compassion, this Rama, what do we care for other people the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says around him on Al Hamdulillah. Man, those who show compassion to others, Allah Subhana Allah will show them compassion

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and Islam, on top of telling us to be merciful and show compassion to others to everyone who's in need. There are some categories that are highly emphasized. And again, these are forgotten. We don't even talk about this anymore. We don't care about that the level of desensitization, brothers and sisters, the level of apathy, the level of heedlessness and carelessness, the level of Godzilla has reached a point where people are not even offering the type of compassion that they used to offer just out of, out of, you know, cultural commitments. It was just part of their upbringing. It used to be part of our upbringing that you show respect, and you show compassion and humility before

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parents.

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Now,

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that is gone. Even that is done when I had the villa in LA Pauline except in some few cases, people are losing compassion. mean forget respect, respect was lost long time ago. Even compassion.

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Compassion for parents is lost when a law is written in the Quran says was filled lahoma Jana, Amina Rama,

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Rama Kamara banasura, you're supposed to not only show compassion to them and show humility before them, but beggar lawns or jail day and night to show them mercy and compassion, as they showed compassion to you when you were little, that is being lost. And you hear about stupid, horrific stories of parents who are neglected and thrown in nursing homes, or are they're not visited, they're not checked on.

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For weeks and months and decades, people wait until Ramadan to check on their parents.

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You hear about cases of parents dying in their own homes, and their

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death is only a you know that they're there, their bodies are discovered.

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Because of the odor that comes out.

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Because there isn't anyone that checks on them.

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On a daily basis, it's just unheard of just a level of, of

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cruelty that that that I didn't expect that I would witness.

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And sometimes the most painful part is when you see, you know, people who are who seem to be religious or seem to be concerned about the religion, doing these kind of things.

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compassion, showing compassion and mercy to children was was something obvious. It's supposed to be a natural, a natural instinct of a parent.

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And now we have parents who their own careers, their own success, their own fame, their own wealth, what people say about them columnists, what the community is going to their reputation. So fake reputation.

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The reputation is more important than the safety and that the and and the interest and the prosperity and the guidance of their own children.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala another category that is highly emphasized relatives, relatives, and again, if people don't care about their parents, why should they care about relatives, the poor and the needy, and the homeless people that we look at with discuss

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orphans, this is a religion, that that puts emphasis on orphans and caring for the orphans, those who are deprived from that from from their parents. But you know, I tell myself, if people don't care about their own children, how are they going to care about orphans?

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And we're lucky I know cases of people who care for orphans and Allah Subhana Allah blesses them in ways you can't imagine. And again, this is this is being it's becoming very rare.

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The sick, including those who are mentally ill and sick, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is

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Autism Awareness Month, we look at, you know, some hands on lunch. It's amazing how when we look at people who may have mental challenges or issues, or conditions, we look at them and we're like, oh, there's something weird. And sometimes we look at them as if they deserved it or as if their parents were at fault. And let me just say this, since this is Autism Awareness Month, please brothers and sisters, please be careful.

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Be careful from condemning or judging other people.

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Be careful about gossiping about other people.

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Be careful about offering advice to people when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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You know, this morning, I you know, you know, I had a parent who was telling me this morning,

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I was talking to an expert in this field, and said, you know, it's amazing how people would go to parents and and, and and have children with a special need and they start offering advices Oh, you should do this. You should have not done that. You know, this, or they may ask some silly questions. Completely silly, ridiculous questions, or are you married to your cousin? Perhaps Mashallah. Mashallah alakea expert who asked for your opinion, how insensitive.

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Amazing, just the level of lack of love and compassion and mercy and respect that sometimes exists within our communities. It's mind boggling.

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And that's why I believe this this this art of compassion alone is an essential part of our lab. It just says a lot about the individual's upbringing and the individuals character.

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I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make you an eye of those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to and I asked Eliza to help us improve our life and our manners. Allow money in an accident. lucky lady, that sunny island. What sort of unnecessary sort of fun nice a lanta town was sophomoric.

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hamdu lillahi, WA salatu salam ala Abadi. linnaean assata that.

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The Prophet sallallahu ala one of those amazing, beautiful stories that you find in the Sunnah is how the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam used us used to show great level of care and concern and respect and attention to those two people with a special need. people with special needs. We know the story of of and show compassion towards them. The story of Abdullah MK to whom the Prophet sallallahu Sallam puts him in charge the blind man and the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam used to be fearful he couldn't see him. But the prophet SAW as an error that after that incident, about which Allah Subhana Allah revealed some verses, the Prophet would always smile and show him the respect.

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You know that he deserved and humbled himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before him.

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There was a woman that that some some historians said that had some mental issues, but she used to come to the masjid and she used to clean the machine and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said she is from the people who have agenda.

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There was a woman that the prophet SAW said one of the companions said, after the death of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam. He showed a woman that used to have some neurological disorder that used to cause her to have seizures, constant seizures. He said to one of the one of one of the tabs on one of his students, should I show you a woman from the people of gender? That black lady over there, she came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam complaining about her condition, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told her that I can make up for you and Allah subhanaw taala will cure you or be patient and Allah Subhana Allah and I will guarantee you Jenna, and she chose

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Janna. But then she said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just make it out for me that when I have these, these episodes, that I don't expose my body, that I stay covered, and he made up for her and her condition improved slightly so that she would not uncover herself.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam there was a woman, they said, Ken, they said canopy actually has shade. There was a woman who had some diminished mental capacity for us to come to the prophet and she used to say, I want to talk to you and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will take will say to her, yeah,

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take take me, grab me, take me anywhere you want. I will talk to you for as long as you want. And one day she came in the middle of the process, and it was with his companions. She grabbed his hand and she pulled him she said, I want to talk to you about something in the province of cinema stood there until she finished what she had to say Salalah Haida he was said no.

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This is our religion.

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And speaking of that, I just want to say that one of the causes that we are called today to care to, to do something about and this is a call of action.

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Call for the people of Anaheim registered voters. If you're a citizen, and you're a registered voter who lives in the city of Anaheim, like myself, you live in the city of Anaheim or Anaheim hills, right? We want you to stop by a table outside and sign

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a

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petition.

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You just put your name, address. And by the way, these are protected by law. So don't you know don't worry about privacy issues and stuff like that. And nobody's going to come after you this is not anti government or anything. This is just advocating to. This is a push for, for companies that operate within the city of Anaheim, like Disney and the Anaheim Angels and the

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the Anaheim Ducks, you know, these kind of big corporations and other hotels in the area and other big chains and corporations that they offer residents of the city of Anaheim or, you know, or some of their workers may even be residing anywhere else. And in in Orange County or outside Orange County. Some people cannot afford to live in Orange County, because they're not receiving living wages. So this is to push for them to

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receive living wages to be able to afford

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Orange County, Orange County is becoming unaffordable for a lot of people. So they come and they work here and they serve

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the city and they serve the county, but they can't live in the county itself. They have to commute long distances, because these greedy corporations are not giving them enough.

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Right. So this is a petition to push and help. So please respond to this. So that families that are hard working families, right can be protected by law so they can afford to live in this city or to live in this county. So please make sure that you respond to this guest case I asked Allah Subhana Allah to make you and I have those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to I asked Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who carry compassion in their hearts and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to show us compassion alohomora Hamner for in the cabinet I have never indicated in a fire alarm as well. Islam I mean, Islamic

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law we could not say Murphy when we're gonna have he had a Moncada de la in the LA San Diego and fascia will barely ever come to the corona welcome Sala.