Khutbah Man Is In Loss Except

Mohammed Faqih

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American oil philippou Welcome, my

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dear brothers and sisters,

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I will continue from where I left off last week.

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That famous incident when one of the scholars

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approached a man and asked

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that man about his age, so the man said, I'm 60 years old.

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So

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this scholar said, he was

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he said, so how Allah for the past 60 years, you've been on a journey towards your Lord, towards Allah subhana wa Tada. And you're about to reach how much is left. As I said last week, every day, every week, every month, every year, and every decade brings us closer than ever before. In fact, every moment brings you closer to Allah subhana wa, tada, and to your final destination than ever before. So today, you're much closer than you were yesterday, you're a day closer,

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and so on and so forth. So he says, For the past six years, you've been on a journey towards Allah subhanho wa Taala, you should call and tell him. So instead, what do you add? That's all I said. So we carry on from there. So he said, What do you want me to do? or What should I do?

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He said, pay attention to what is left and do your best, even if it's little,

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and the past will be rectified and forgiven for you.

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So whatever you've done in the past, if it's wrong, and you take care of that now

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and in the future, by seeking forgiveness from Allah, it will be forgiven.

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Whatever you've done in the past, you take care of it now and in the future, and they will be rectified.

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And this is

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This is the point of this reminder, the point of this reminder is not to get us all depressed about what has gone out of our lives, there's nothing we can do about it.

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The point is not also to fool ourselves into thinking, Okay, wishing each other Happy New Year without really having a plan, as to whether, as to how we can make this happier and more successful here.

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So if we turn back to the book of law, the loss of habitat and center as a guidance in it will find a beautiful reminder, in one of the shortest suitors of the memorize, if not by all but the vast majority of Muslims. I don't even remember how old I was when I memorized that sooner.

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I have nephews and nieces that are five and six years old, that memorizes who everybody memorizes who doesn't know this surah very short and concise, very smallest size, however, very vast in terms of its meanings.

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In fact, Razi, the famous commentator, the famous professor, said, I never understood what that suitor meant. Until one day, I was in the marketplace. And I heard a man saying,

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oh, people buy my commodity. He was selling something. He said, for my commodity is time.

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And as time passes, I lose.

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So he said, Who could ever package time and sell it to people? What is this man talking about? So he said, I approached him. And I said, Can I see what it is that you're selling? And he uncovered what he was selling. And it turns out to be ice cubes.

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Ice cubes, every minute that passes of that day, he loses.

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And by the end of the day, if he doesn't sell as much as he can, he's left with nothing, because the ice will melt. Right?

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time. So he says that's when I understood the meaning of sort of last

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azura that according to Albay, happy and others, when the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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would see each other,

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as he said, cannabidiol and even as hadrosaurid Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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either Takaya,

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you sell the mucuna mahoma Allen sorry, let me

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Sorry, Sir, tell us

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that the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them if they meet each other, they will not depart, except after greeting one another and shaking hands and before they leave each other, they will remind each other of this sutra and recite to one another circle is

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collected by and very happy in a shop. And his collection should have an email.

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Why? Because of the profound meanings of the surah. In fact, this is a very sewer that amount of Shafi has mentioned or this is the sooner that you remember chef he was talking about when he said that if this was the only suitor revealed in the app, if this was the only surah delivered to you from the Quran, it would have been it would suffice it would have been enough to establish the proof against the merger. It would have been enough of a proof for the profits of violent but it would have been enough of a lesson for all of us.

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So what is this sort of? What's the mystery of this sooner I don't intend to go through the details of the sewer because believe it or not, in spite of the size of the sooner we can talk about this all day long. But a quick reminder, Allah subhanho wa Taala begins the sorter by swearing making an oath

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to the almighty does not need to make an oath. He doesn't need to, he speaks the truth.

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It is rather to show the significance of what of the object there are lots of data swears by as well as the significance of what comes afterwards. It is to get the attention of the listener

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not to be believed, because Allah Subhana Allah, we have to believe whatever Allah subhanaw taala tells us, Allah speaks the truth, but rather to get our attention

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and to make us pay attention to what is coming, and also to show the significance of whatever Allah swears by so lots of Halifax swears by Alaska well, and the scholar is

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different as to what alas means and I bet some of the lower nkhoma

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May Allah Subhana, Allah be pleased with him and his father said that and also here means time or age, a span of time, or you lifespan.

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So the general meaning of the word as

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other said, awesome is that last our last portion of the day, which we are approaching, and some said that it is the prayer.

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And other said it is the day and the night.

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Regardless of which one it is, each one of those, if you take any meaning of those, it will actually point to something very beautiful about each one of those periods.

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Of course, the common factor between all four meanings that are given, it is something that has to do with time, whether it be a minute, a specific minute, or any minutes that you're given,

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is something that has to do with time.

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So Allah subhanaw taala makes an oath by something that has great significance. And last week, we talked about how this is the greatest gift that we are given. Besides knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala, the greatest gift that you have,

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that is priceless, there is no way you can put any, any price tag on this, there is no way there is not there is not any number in the world that you can put on a lifetime.

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If you want to bring any of your loved one that passed away, no matter how much you have, no matter how much you spend, there is no way that you can give them one minutes more than what Allah subhanaw taala has written for them. And it's over time is a very precious

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time is very precious. So lots of patatas swears by time.

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But what is it that a loss of Hannah with the Anna makes an oath to

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and I'd like to actually seize this moment and, and convey a message to those people who cannot get off their PDA and their cell phones and their texting devices.

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I don't know what kind of business some of these people are doing. But you definitely cannot do any business or any kind of dealing, let alone chatting with someone casually. During the football Juma Allah Subhana Allah says, to me with no data, so let me to move

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on.

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This is a time that where you need to focus on what is being said even if you don't agree with it, you can always come and challenge or make a comment or whatever even if you're not interested. Even if you find me boring doesn't matter. But this is where you need to focus. At least if you can't focus make sure that you do not distract someone else.

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And I received multiple complaints actually people chatting and worse than that is people playing games during the quota. By the way, this gathering brothers and sisters, whether you know this or not, this gathering is being witnessed by angels.

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So this is this is a very serious matter. So please, brothers and sisters specifically choose to come to to the hot work. This is also something that you need to focus on. Brothers and sisters, please focus and do not be distracted and a distraction when delet will nullify the entire deal of there is no point of being here if you're going to be busy doing something else. with them, this is a side note.

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So lots of panel data makes an oath time

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to what to the facts in San NFV.

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Indeed, in said, whether it be man

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right or human being or someone that does not believe in a law,

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indeed, instead is impossible loss.

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So what what is the relationship between us time and loss time is what determines loss.

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And whether also is time in general, or the end of the day, usually, you know, it's the end of the day. Right? Usually it's the end of the day anyone's day. Even if you if you are a few if you are a day trader for instance. It is also time four o'clock stock market closes. That's when you will be able to determine whether you made a profit or you lost some loss of habitat. It is as if a loss telling us that every day or every time also comes in even somehow, interestingly enough, even though Scott said also here means the prayer also prayer. The scholars made a very interesting connection. They said the fastest man said in a hoodie that he will miss is praying because many

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people by the way during that time, they're busy. They're either stuck in traffic or they're just

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Too tired, right to fulfill their obligations. It's a time where many people are distracted or they're shopping. And whoever misses also the processor said, It is as if he lost his family in his wealth.

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So it's a period of negligence. A lot of people unfortunately fall into negligence they get, they get overwhelmed with something. Right.

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That's what will determine time awesome every day that passes.

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And that's why if not best was reported to have said that I have not regretted anything more than a day where I got closer to the end of my life. And my deeds have not increased.

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If you didn't make any profit in terms of deeds, with a loss of Hello talent, if you have not made any difference in your own life or the lives of those who are around you, that day is a loss

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when us in an incentive, because then Allah subhanaw taala tells us that there is a way out of this. And that is mentioned in the last verse, verse 311 Avenue except those who believe, believe with knowledge, because our belief, our faith, has to be based on knowledge.

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And by the way, brothers and sisters, there there cannot be true sound faith without knowledge, and lack of knowledge. And again, this is the beginning of the year, the first day of the year, have a plan for yourself, we should all have plans to learn something in this life that will benefit us in the hereafter.

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And be ignorant of this Deen has proven to be deadly and costly. And we'll talk without comments about that in the second quarter. So this faith of ours is based on a man. So that's why the skill set when I was in the Medina Avenue except those who believe that includes knowledge, those who know and believe in what they know.

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But faith is action.

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Eman is active by the way. It is not passive. So Allah says they backup their faith by animal solid, they do righteous deeds.

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It is not enough for someone to say yeah, I believe I'm a believer, I'm a Muslim prove it.

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In order for someone to be a Muslim, and we tell this to non Muslims, when we talk about Islam, we say yeah, as long as you believe in the six articles of faith, yes, indeed, that makes you that makes you a believer. Okay, that just gives you the first step. But that's not where we start. In our one on one, Islam.

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When we give any orientation to non Muslims to talk to them about Islam, we immediately follow it with what the five pillars of faith are the five pillars of Islam. They're action oriented.

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Salaam, pray, we have to fast and you have to, to give us a cat. These are actions.

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And if a person rejects the five pillars of Islam, while they claim to believe in the six articles of faith, they're not Muslim.

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If they reject them, they're not. There's consensus among scholars.

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So that's why Allah says except those who believe and do righteous deeds, because faith without action means nothing. And by the way, the reason Allah mentions faith first, is because action without faith is worthless.

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And we said that faith without knowledge is deviation.

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Right?

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This is how it goes. So now is that leads to faith.

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Why will solid do righteous deeds, they do righteous deeds? So someone might say, Okay, I want to do righteous deeds. Besides those five pillars, what else can I do? Well, righteous deeds have been identified or defined by the scholars, as a deed in which you are sincere, you're doing it for the sake of a law, however, you must in whatever you do for the sake of a law, conform, and abide by the prophetic teachings. You can improvise, you can do your own thing, because if you do that, again, that has proven to be costly, and in some cases, very destructive, very, very destructive. When people go trying to serve Islam or do something that they think is good, and they may have good

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intention, but they do the wrong thing.

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Not only do they ruin their relationship with a loss of data, but they make it harder for a lot of people. And unfortunately, they do something that is extremely destructive. And that goes against the teachings of Islam, and now Islamic Muslims have to come in and clean their mess.

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So it is not enough that the person has had good intention. That's why the scout said a deed is not righteous.

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Or virtuous, until the person actually does it for the sake of a law. But at the same time they abide by, in spite of their own emotional issues and struggle, they abide by the prophetic teachings. They follow the prophetic code of ethics.

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They don't make up their own things.

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And then, assuming that role brothers and sisters will call for what have also been healthy with us all the sub,

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they enjoy the truth. They remind one another of the truth, they remind other people have the truth. They're advocates of the truth. They speak the truth, they're not afraid of the truth.

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And speaking the truth, brothers and sisters, sometimes it's very difficult actually, it is always difficult. So lots of data reminds us of another element that is very necessary, and that is patience and the steadfastness. They remind one another, they strengthen one another, they support one another, and they remind each other of the importance of being steadfast of being persistent, of being of this, this struggle, you know, somehow, you know, they said that Allah subhana wa Taala said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the resentment and anger or attitudes, either that we have indeed brought down upon you or Mohammed. So what should be your reaction to that? They

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said, What, be thankful.

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Be thankful. There are lots of how that Allah gave you the Quran and gave you this this honor. I mean, indeed, there is an honor that is given. But this is more of our responsibility. It is more of a mission, it's more of a burden. It's a huge weight to carry.

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So what is a lot in light of the profit? We have given you the poor and what comes next? First?

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Allah didn't say fresh, good, he should be thankful. No, he said, first bill,

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then be steadfast, be strong.

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This is serious. Don't think that it will be an easy task. Nobody should think that by the way, being a Muslim, if you want to be a follower of the Prophet and a representative of of Islam, know that this honor, which is indeed an honor comes with a price.

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It's a burden. It's a heavyweight, it is not an easy ride, that is all just make this very clear. It's not easy. Nowadays, Muslims are coming. And they Oh, being a Muslim is very hard. Yeah, it is.

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And there are all these people trying to make it harder for us. This is it. genda cannot be attained easily.

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Assume your role, assume your responsibility. And be steadfast. I say this and ask Allah Subhana Allah to make you and I have those who listen and follow the discipline, they listened to a polo headed out West Hollywood.

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And handed in a lot of

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our dear brothers and sisters, a year has passed,

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another year started.

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And we should ask ourselves, and I think everybody should ask himself or herself

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from the youngest of us that could understand and comprehend what I'm saying right now to the oldest.

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From the person living on the street,

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to the person living in the White House,

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we should all ask ourselves,

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what have we gained

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in 2009? And in this decade that has passed?

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What kind of contributions have we made?

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Did our choices contribute to the advancement to the progress to the prosperity to the stability of us as individuals, our families, as our first responsibility,

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our society, as this big huge pool of people that we live in?

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and humanity in general?

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Did we have a constructive role in the world that we live in?

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Or was it a destructive role? We have to ask ourselves this, these questions.

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And it is not for Africa because we will have to answer to a loss of Hana with Allah, at least for the legacy that we're trying to establish and building this life.

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For generations will come after us and they will look at what we have done.

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What we did, to their lands, what we did to the environment,

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whatever we have left or whatever we will leave behind. They will hold us accountable. And history will tell

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whether we made intelligent, courageous and

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wise choices, or failed ourselves and these generations.

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But of course, as a Muslim, I have to say that the most important part is my stand before Allah azza wa jal. Where are you and I have lots of hypotheses, but couldn't do them at 11pm. at Florida, we will stand before en la, individually, each and every single one of us, and we will have to answer.

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And by the way, we cannot use an excuse, oh, I was overwhelmed, or I was too weak, or I was afraid.

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For we know that Allah subhana wa, tada is there. And we know that this is a testing period. Brothers and sisters, again, let us look at what has passed this past decade of this past year, and evaluate ourselves,

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evaluate ourselves, and do not underestimate because many of us say, Well, I haven't done anything, I can't affect the world. No, no, we don't realize that how the action of one individual can have a huge impact. And why go too far. Last week, a young man and you know the story, a young man decided, again, those who might think of this as a conspiracy, putting that aside, nonetheless, right?

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All the facts, and I'm not trying to judge anyone here, right? A young man decided to do something very foolish on a flight.

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And there were consequences to his choices.

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And of course, there are all kinds of factors that we have to really analyze and talk about, that led to that decision of his. But his actions now caused and triggered a series of reactions.

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Sometimes people think that Oh, my personal choices, my personal, how am I going to impact the world? No, you can impact the world. Here we are Muslims, we are a good example of this, we are one fourth of the world's population.

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We're one fourth of the world's population.

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And by the way, we realize as Muslims that we share this globe, or this, this this universe with other people, and we don't intend to live in it by ourselves, nor does our religion call us to do that.

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Right, in this world, the loss of health Allah gave this world to all that it has to be maintained by all this is the wisdom of Eliza.

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So here's one very small minority,

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their actions, their destructive, foolish acts, actions and choices can make it hard, and can cause again, a series of reactions that will impact the 99.9 point 99 of the Muslim population. This is just to show that how one person's choice where they, and probably that moment, there were so many decisions, and choices that that kid made that led to that. And by the way, it may be it may be as small as surfing or going through a specific website, or watching certain kinds of videos, that in my opinion, in many cases, if they don't radicalize the person, they will cause they will cause a person a great level of frustration, and make the person fall in a state of despair. And there will

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be no gain out of it.

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But what I cannot understand is how that individual failed to ask himself, even at the very last minute, to ask himself, how his actions will bring any good.

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How is that going to help the cause of Islam? How that is going to help Muslims all over the world have Tell me.

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This is someone who has been brainwashed or someone who has not been taught how to think about the consequences of his actions.

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And that's why brothers and sisters, we have to, we have to before we do anything, or say anything, ask yourself, Is this going to please the last panelist and is this going to benefit me or anyone else? Is this going to help me achieve my goals and objectives or not?

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Whatever that mission was, in my opinion, it was a big failure. Unless the mission was to aggravate the lives of travelers, then maybe mission accomplished because now people have to stand in long lines.

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If the mission was to cause people to, to have people's privacy be invaded and for their bodies to be scanned, including our sisters. Right, then maybe mission accomplished, if that was the

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if the mission was to give more ammunition

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To the enemies of Islam and those who hate Muslims, then Mission accomplished.

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But I don't think that was what he was thinking of. And that's why it is very important for us to go back to what I was talking about last week, paying attention.

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I was just talking about this last week's and the week before paying attention to the future generation that we are actually losing.

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And also identifying these causes that lead to this, and we have to be courageous. And finally, brothers and sisters, I want to say something. I didn't really intend to say this. But just for the sake of those who ever get in any kind of, you know, one point that everybody keeps missing in this story is how this boy's father

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did what I believe to be his duty, in accordance to the Islamic principles. He reported his son, he reported his own son, lots of houses in the Indian Avenue Kournikova meaning

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even if it's against yourself, the witnesses and the stand for the truth, even if it's against yourself, or your family, or the members of your family.

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How come when Islam Muslims are accused? Or when Islam is accused of being the motivation that

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behind this, this boys and other people's action, How come nobody out there is not saying wait a minute, that's that has nothing to do with Islam. In fact, to the contrary, what his father did, has a lot to do with Islam.

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And it was your failure, it is you that failed, intentionally or unintentionally, I don't know, to monitor and to prevent this from getting where it does.

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And there were too many mishaps and too many, too many mistakes. That I think at this point, it's very difficult for me to to digest that it was just a slip, or a failure and communication within the law enforcement.

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Maybe somebody is just overlooking these kind of things. Maybe somebody just wants things to get worse and escalation of some kind of take place a lot more Ireland. Besides that's besides the point. But to me, the main point is that how this man acted honorably.

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And he said, My son is about to do something very, very, very foolish and very destructive.

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And I want to stop him before he hurts. He hurts himself or anyone else in the world.

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That's a big lesson. And I see that that lesson or that action of his was motivated by the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and Islamic moral code, ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for for that man and for his family and for the rest of the masculine to make us Muslims all over the world come out of out of this out of this crisis, with with victory inshallah, to Allah as it usually happens. ask Allah to make us of those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to Pascal's Wager to make this year a successful year a year of prosperity, peace, tranquility, and stability in your lives in the lives of your children in the

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lives of your family. A year that is full of joy, and happiness and progress. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make you an AI of those who contribute to this progress and make use of those who received their reward from their Lord on a day where no child or or wealth will benefit you know men and for men whenever known eliminates a lot of incentive. Papa Taco Bell manana cantus. me already Elena moulana in

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Come on with coralife open which means

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dear brothers and sisters, please do not forget to pray for the people of Alaska and the people of Iraq. Please do not forget I did not overlook that inshallah we'll dedicate another

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day for that in Somalia. But until then please pray for them. Pray the for the people of Gaza who are being surrounded from all over and bombard from all over the place and prayed for the people of Iraq as well as the people of the planet sent as and the rest of the Muslim homeless shelter

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ice cubes,

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ice cubes, every minute that passes of that day, he loses.

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And by the end of the day, if he doesn't sell as much as he can, he's left with nothing, because the ice will melt. right

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time. So he says that's when I understood the meaning of sort of last

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azura that according to Albay, happy and others,

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When the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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would see each other,

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as he said cannabidiol and even as hadrosaurid Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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either

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you sell him okuno mahoma Allen sorry, let me attacker aka

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Sorry, sir,

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the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them, if they need each other, they will not depart, except after greeting one another, and shaking hands and before they leave each other, they will remind each other of this sutra and recite to one another circle is

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connected by and be happy in a shop. And his collection should have been enough.

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Why? Because of the profound meanings of the surah. In fact, this is a very sewer that amount of Shafi has mentioned, or this is the sort of that amount of chef he was talking about when he said that if this was the only suitor revealed in the app, if this was the only solar delivered to you from the Quran, it would have been, it would suffice, it would have been enough to establish the proof against the origin. It would have been enough of a proof for the prophets Eliza led but it would have been enough of a lesson for all of us.

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So what is this surah? What's the mystery of this sooner I don't intend to go through the details of the surah because, believe it or not, in spite of the size of the sooner we can talk about this all day long. But a quick reminder, lots of hands on with the other begins the sorter by swearing making an oath.

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And the almighty does not need to make an oath. He doesn't need to, he speaks the truth

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is rather to show the significance of what of the object there are lots of data swears by as well as the significance of what comes afterwards. It is to get the attention of the listener

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not to be believed, because of loss of data, we have to believe whatever data tells us Allah speaks the truth, but rather to get our attention

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and to make us pay attention to what is coming. And also to show the significance of whatever Allah swears by so most of kalafatis swears by Allah azza wa jal, and the scholar is

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different as to what Allah means, as an ambassador of the lower abdomen. May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with him. And his father said that Alonso here means time, or age, a span of time, or you lifespan.

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So the general meaning of the word as

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other said, awesome is that last our last portion of the day, which we are approaching, and some said that it is the prayer,

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and others said it is the day and the night.

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Regardless of which one it is, each one of those, if you take any meaning of those, it will actually point to something very beautiful about each one of those periods.

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Of course, the common factor between all four meetings that are given, it is something that has to do with time, whether it be a minute, a specific minute, or any minutes that you're given.

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It's something that has to do with time.

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So lots of panel dynamics, an off by something that has great significance. And last week, we talked about how this is the greatest gift that we are given. Besides knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala, the greatest gift that you have,

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that is priceless. There is no way you can put any, any price tag on this, there's no way there is not there is not any number in the world that you can put on a lifetime.

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If you want to bring any of your loved one that passed away, no matter how much you have, no matter how much you spend, there is no way that you can give them one minute more than what Allah Subhana Allah has written for them. And it's over time is a very precious

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time is very precious. So lots of hodeida swears by time.

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But what is it that Allah Subhana Allah makes an oath to

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and I'd like to actually seize this moment and, and convey a message to those people who cannot get off their PDA and their cell phones and their texting devices.

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I don't know what kind of business some of these people are doing. But you definitely cannot do any business or any kind of dealing, let alone chatting with someone casually. During the football Juma Allah Subhana Allah says

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Allah Allah

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Hello,

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this is a time that hat where you need to focus on what is being said even if you don't agree with it, you can always come and challenge or make a comment or whatever, even if you're not interested, even if you find me boring doesn't matter. But this is where you need to focus. At the least if you can't focus make sure that you do not distract someone else.

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And I received multiple complaints actually people chatting, and worse than that is people playing games during the football. By the way, this gathering brothers and sisters, whether you know this or not, this gathering is being witnessed by angels.

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So, this is a very serious matter. So please, brothers and sisters, sisters, if you choose to come to to the hot work, this is also something that you need to focus on. Brothers and sisters, please focus and do not be distracted any distraction, when now it will nullify the entire deal of there is no point of being here, if you're going to be busy doing something else will love them, this is a side note.

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So lots of panels data makes an oath time

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to what to the facts in an

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LLP.

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Indeed, in said, whether it be man,

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right or human being or someone that does not believe in a law,

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indeed, instead is impossible loss.

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So what what is the relationship between time and loss time is what determines loss.

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And whether also is time in general, or the end of the day, usually, you know, it's the end of the day. Right? Usually, it's the end of the day anyone's day. Even if you if you are a few if you're a day trader for instance, it is also time four o'clock stock market closes, that's when you will be able to determine whether you made a profit or you lost. So loss of habitat. It is as if a law is telling us that every day or every time also comes. And even somehow, interestingly enough, even though scholars will said also here means the prayer also prayer, the scholars made a very interesting connection. They said the Protestant said in a hadith that he will miss his training.

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Because many people by the way, during that time, they're busy, they're either stuck in traffic, or they're just too tired, right to fulfill their obligations. It's a time where many people are distracted or they're shopping. And whoever misses also the process I've said it is as if he lost his family and his wealth.

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So it's a period of negligence. A lot of people unfortunately fall into negligence they get they get overwhelmed with something, right.

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That's what will determine time after every day that passes.

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And that's why if not best was reported to have said that I have not regretted anything more than a day where I got closer to the end of my life. And my DS have not increased

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if you didn't make any profit in terms of deeds, with a loss of handle. If you have not made any difference in your own life or the lives of those who are around you. That day is a loss.

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When us in an insensitive because little loss of habitat Allah tells us that there is a way out of this. And that is mentioned in the last verse, verse three Illinois Indiana Avenue except those who believe, believe with knowledge, because our belief, our faith has to be based on knowledge.

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And by the way, brothers and sisters there there cannot be true sound faith without knowledge and lack of knowledge and again, this is the beginning of the year, the first day of the year, have a plan for yourself. We should all have plans to learn something in this life that will benefit us in the hereafter.

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And be interrupts of this Deen has proven to be deadly and costly. And we'll talk with our comic about that in a second.

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So this phase of ours is based on a man so that's why the style said when I was in the Medina Avenue except those who believe that includes knowledge. Those who know and believe in what they know.

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But faith is action.

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Eman is active by the way. It is not passive. So what says they backup their faith by Amazon if they do righteous deeds.

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It is not enough for someone to say yeah, I believe I'm a believer. I'm a Muslim. Proven

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In order for someone to be a Muslim, and we tell this to non Muslims, when we talk about Islam, we say yeah, it's not as to believe in the six articles of faith. Yes, indeed, that makes you that makes you a believer. Okay, that just gives you the first step. But that's not where we start. In our one on one, Islam.

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When we give any orientation to non Muslims to talk to them about Islam, we immediately follow it with what the five pillars of faith are the five pillars of Islam. They're action oriented.

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So up, to pray, we have to fast and you have to give a cat these are actions.

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And if a person rejects the five pillars of Islam, while they claim to believe in the six articles of faith, they're not Muslim.

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If they reject them, they're not. There's consensus amongst the scholars.

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So that's why Allah says except those who believe and do righteous deeds, because faith without action means nothing. And by the way, the reason Allah mentions faith first, is because action without faith is worthless.

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But in the

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Torah, and we said that faith without knowledge is deviation.

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Right?

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This is how it goes. So now those that leads to faith.

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Why will solid have do righteous deeds, they do righteous deeds. So someone might say, Okay, I want to do righteous deeds. Besides those five pillars, what else can I do? Well, righteous deeds have been identified or defined by the scholars, as a deed in which you are sincere, you're doing it for the sake of Allah, however, you must, in whatever you do, for the sake of a law, conform, and abide by the prophetic teachings, you can improvise, you can do your own thing, because if you do that, again, that has proven to be costly, and in some cases, very destructive, very, very destructive. When people go trying to serve Islam or do something that they think is good, and they may have good

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intention, but they do the wrong thing.

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Not only do they ruin their relationship with a loss of data, but they make it harder for a lot of people. And unfortunately, they do something that is extremely destructive. And that goes against the teachings of Islam. And now Islam and Muslims have to come in and clean their mess.

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So it is not enough that the person has had good intention. That's why the scouts said, a deed is not righteous or virtuous, until the person actually does it for the sake of a law. But at the same time they abide by in spite of their own emotional issues and struggle, they abide by the prophetic teachings, they follow the prophetic code of ethics.

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They don't make up their own things.

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And then, assuming that role, brothers and sisters will call for water also been helpful to us all the sub they enjoying the truth. They remind one another of the truth, they remind other people of the truth, they're advocates of the truth, they speak the truth, they're not afraid of the truth.

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And speaking the truth, brothers and sisters sometimes is very difficult, but actually it is always difficult. So lots of data reminds us of another element that is very necessary, and that is patience, and the steadfastness. They remind one another they strengthen one another, they support one another and they remind each other of the importance of being steadfast of being persistent, of being of this, this struggle, you know, somehow, you know, they said that Allah subhana wa tada said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam international agenda and a zealot that we have indeed brought down upon you or Mohammed. So what should be your reaction to that? They said, What be

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thankful.

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Be thankful. There are lots of how that Allah gave you the for and and gave you this, this honor. I mean, indeed, there is an honor that is given. But this is more of our responsibility. It is more of a mission, it's more of a burden is a huge weight to carry.

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So what is a lot in light of the profit? We have given you the port? What comes next? First?

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Allah didn't say he should be thankful. No, he said, first bill,

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then be steadfast. Be strong.

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This is serious. Don't think that it will be an easy task. Nobody should think that by the way, being a Muslim, if you want to be a follower of the Prophet and a representative of of Islam, know that this honor, which is indeed an honor comes with a price.

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It's a burden. It's a heavyweight, it is not an easy ride. Let us all just make this very clear. It's not easy.

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Nowadays Muslims are coming. And they Oh, being a Muslim is very hard. Yeah, it is.

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And there are all these people trying to make it harder for us. This is a gender cannot be attained easily.

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Assume your role, assume your responsibility, and be steadfast I say this and asked for lots of data to make you and I have those who listen and follow the discipline, they listened to a poodle headed out West Hollywood,

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and handed in a lot of

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our dear brothers and sisters a year has

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another year started.

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And we should ask ourselves, and I think everybody should ask himself or herself

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from the youngest service that could understand and comprehend what I'm saying right now to the oldest,

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from the person living on the street,

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to the person living in the White House,

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we should all ask ourselves,

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what have we gained

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in 2009, and in this decade that has asked,

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what kind of contributions have we made?

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Did our choices contribute to the advancement to the progress to the prosperity to the stability of us as individuals, our families, as our first responsibility,

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our society, as this big huge pool of people that we live in?

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and humanity in general?

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Did we have a constructive role in the world that we live in?

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Or was it a destructive role, we have to ask ourselves this, these questions.

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And it is not for Africa, because we will have to answer to a loss of Hana with Allah, at least for the legacy that we're trying to establish and building this life.

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For generations will come after us. And they will look at what we have done.

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What we did, to their lands, what we did to the environment,

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whatever we have left, or whatever we will leave behind, they will hold us accountable. And history will tell

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whether we made intelligent, courageous, and wise choices, or failed ourselves and these generations.

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But of course, as a Muslim, I have to say that the most important part is my stand before Allah azza wa jal. Where are you and I have lots of hypotheses, but couldn't do them at home and pm at the front of that, we will stand before Allah individually, each and every single one of us, and we will have to answer.

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And by the way, we cannot use an excuse, oh, I was overwhelmed, or I was too weak, or I was afraid.

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For we know that Allah subhana wa, tada is there. And we know that this is a testing period. Brothers and sisters, again, let us look at what has passed this past decade of this past year, and evaluate ourselves,

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evaluate ourselves, and do not underestimate because many of us say, Well, I haven't done anything, I can't affect the world. No, no, we don't realize that how the action of one individual can have a huge impact. And why go too far. Last week, a young man and you know the story, a young man decided, again, those who might think of this as a conspiracy, putting that aside, nonetheless, right?

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All the facts, and I'm not trying to judge anyone here, right? A young man decided to do something very foolish on a flight.

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And there were consequences to his choices.

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And of course, there are all kinds of factors that we have to really analyze and talk about, that led to that decision of his but his actions now caused and triggered a series of reactions.

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Sometimes people think that Oh, my personal choices, my personal, how am I going to impact the world? No, you can impact the world. Here we are Muslims. We are a good example of this. We're one fourth of the world's population.

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We're one fourth of the world's population.

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And by the way, we realize as Muslims that we share this globe, or this, this this universe with other people, and we don't intend to live in it by ourselves, nor does our religion qualified to do that.

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Right in this world, the loss of health Allah gave this world to all that it has to be maintained by all. This is the wisdom of Allah Xhosa.

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So here's one very small minority,

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their actions, their destructive, foolish acts, actions and choices can make it hard and can cause again a series of reactions that will impact the 99.9 point 99 of the Muslim population. This is just to show us that how one person's choice where they, and probably that moment, there were so many decisions and choices that that kid made that led to that. And by the way, it may be it may be as small as surfing or going to a specific website or watching certain kinds of videos, that in my opinion, in many cases, if they don't radicalize the person, they will cause they will cause the person a great level of frustration, and make the person fall in a state of despair. And there will

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be no gain out of it.

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But what I cannot understand is how that individual failed to ask himself, even at the very last minute, to ask himself, how his actions will bring any good.

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How is that going to help the cause of Islam? How that is going to help Muslims all over the world have Tell me.

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This is someone who has been brainwashed or someone who has not been taught how to think about the consequences of his actions.

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And that's why brothers and sisters, we have to, we have to before we do anything, or say anything, ask yourself, Is this going to please Allah subhanho? wa Taala? Is this going to benefit me or anyone else? Is this going to help me achieve my goals and objectives or not?

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Whatever that mission was, in my opinion, it was a big failure. Unless the mission was to aggravate the lives of travelers, then maybe mission accomplished, because now people have to stand in long lines.

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If the mission was to cause people to, to have people's privacy be invaded, and for their bodies to be scanned, including our sisters. Right, then maybe mission accomplished, if that was the

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if the mission was to give more ammunition to the enemies of Islam, and those who hate Muslims, then Mission accomplished.

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But I don't think that was what he was thinking.

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That's why it is very important for us to go back to what I was talking about last week, paying attention.

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I was just talking about this last week. So how long and the week before paying attention to the future generation that we are actually losing.

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And also identifying these causes that lead to this, and we have to be gracious. And finally, brothers and sisters, I want to say something. I didn't really intend to say this. But just for the sake of those who ever get in any kind of, you know, one point that everybody keeps missing, and this story is how this boy's father

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did what I believe to be his duty, in accordance to the Islamic principles. He reported his son, he reported his own son, a loss of houses in the Indian Avenue Kournikova.

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Even if it's against yourself, the witnesses and the stand for the truth, even if it's against yourself, or your family, or the members of your family,

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how come when Islam Muslims are accused? Or when Islam is accused of being the motivation that have behind this, this boys and other people's action? How come nobody out there is not saying wait a minute, that's that has nothing to do with Islam. In fact, to the contrary, what his father did, has a lot to do with Islam.

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And it was your failure. It is you that failed, intentionally or unintentionally, I don't know, to monitor and to prevent this from getting where it does.

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And there were too many mishaps and too many, too many mistakes. That I think at this point, it's very difficult for me to to digest that it was just a slip, or a failure and communication within the law enforcement.

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Maybe somebody is just overlooking these kind of things. Maybe somebody just wants things to get worse and an escalation of some kind take place a lot more. Besides that's besides the point. But to me, the main point is that how this man acted honorably.

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And he said, My son is about to do something very, very, very foolish and very destructive.

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And I want to stop

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Before he hurts, he hurts himself or anyone else in the world.

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That's a big lesson. And I see that that lesson or that action of his was motivated by the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Islamic moral code. ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for for that man and for his family and for the rest of the masculine to make us Muslims all over the world come out of out of this out of this crisis, with with victory inshallah to Allah as it usually happens, and ask Allah to make us of those who listen and follow the vessel for they listen to basketball as we get to make this year a successful year a year of prosperity, peace, tranquility, and stability in your lives in the lives of your children in

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the lives of your family. A year that is full of of joy, and happiness, and progress. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make you an eye of those who contribute to this progress and make use of those who receive their reward from their Lord on a day where no child or or wealth will benefit you know, men and for men whenever known eliminate a lot of incentive, Papa Taco Bell mina cantus me already. Elena moulana Rahim Allah in Silicon Valley automatic was no theological salami Demichelis, Bologna with an equally beautiful Jose will generate

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Dear brothers and sisters, please do not forget to pray for the people of Alaska and the people of Iraq. Please do not forget I did not overlook that inshallah we'll dedicate another

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day for that inshallah. But until then, please pray for them. Pray that for the people of Israel who are being surrounded from all over and bombard from all over the place and prayed for the people of Iraq as well as the people of Afghanistan as and the rest of the Muslim shelter