Khutbah Preparation For The Test

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are foes and Avi Ma, am I back on a daily basis, on a daily basis, we hear about a crisis or a calamity striking somewhere in the world, every day, and sometimes even on an hourly basis, there are all kinds of developments taking place, just right before I came to the member, if you're if you're away from the TV and from the computer, and from any of those media outlets, for six hours.

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And then you go back, you will find something new happening in the world.

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And we realize

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the greatness

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and the significance of this era in which we live.

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And if you haven't come to that conclusion by now. So I don't know what else has to happen in the world around you. Whether it's your own world, or locally, or globally. I don't know what else has to happen before we say, you know what, this is serious.

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I'm here for a reason.

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I'm part of this community for a reason. And part of this society for the reason

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I'm part of this global community for a reason.

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This is just it's not an accident. You're not it's not haphazard, there is a reason there is a purpose. And you and I have to figure out what that purpose is. Before it's too late. before we're washed away with with some kind of tsunami or

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before our time comes, we need to figure out what it is that Allah subhanaw taala intends for us. What does allanton free?

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You need to figure that out.

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So when we look around as Muslims, and I've been hearing this for a while now, but recently people get we get overwhelmed.

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We get exhausted.

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We get upset. And sometimes we get frustrated. And we wonder why? Why is all of this happening, especially in the world and especially to us.

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And let me just say something, get this out of the way. You know, it's very interesting every time a disaster takes place, like the tsunami, and I remember and that in the Indonesian tsunami that wiped out about a quarter of 250 almost 250 250 million sorry, I don't

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150,000 people, a quarter of a million people perish in matter of minutes.

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Literally,

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I remember this this debate between some religious figures, including, you know, Muslims. I think Dr. Hatfield was representing the Muslim side, and an atheist. And what was funny about that debate to me was that I was hoping for someone to tell that a theist who was just bombarding them with all kinds of things, you know, trying to basically get on their nerves and say things about God, how could a loving God do this? And that, I'm like, lady, you don't even believe in his existence to begin with? How could you be accusing him for any of this? He doesn't exist? Isn't that a form of madness, where you just go crazy about someone that you don't believe in his existence to begin

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with? And if you're trying to use that, as an evidence that he doesn't exist? That doesn't make sense, either. Right? So first,

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tell me that you believe in his existence, which I know is the case with everyone deep inside, everyone knows that a lot of panels exist, that this universe has a creator, everyone knows this, but they're in denial.

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Right. So, and then, let us deal with that anger. Let us deal with that first frustration, let us address those questions that you may have. Why?

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Why is this happening? And today, I don't intend to do that. I'm just saying that that is a very critical, very important point we have to come to terms with that a loss of Hannah Houma to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala is will will basically dominate Allah subhanho wa Taala does, whatever Allah Subhana Allah wills will take place, no one can can prevent it, no matter how technologically advanced you may be or your nation maybe there is nothing there is no power in the world that can stop the will of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So, as human beings, we should look at these things, and reflect upon them and learn lessons from them.

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And one of the greatest lessons that we can learn from this is the lesson of humility,

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the lesson of humility.

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This is how horrible we are. This is how weak we are. This is how desperate we are. And every now and then whenever we forget a loss of data sends it sends us a reminder. Every now and then Allah Subhana Allah Allah makes us taste

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get a taste of his awesome power. So

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it is a wake up call. And if all of this is not enough to wake us up, I don't know what else has to happen. And eventually there are people who are walking in the world blindfolded. There are people who are in deep comas and then and eventually a day will come and Allah subhana wa tada says about that day fucka, Chef na, ba ba, ba ba soroka Leona Hadid that day all veils will be taken away. All these self inflicted, self imposed, veils and limitations will be removed. And in that day, your eyesight will be as sharp as an iron, it will be so strong, you'll be able to see clearly but by then it's too late.

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As the saying goes that people are asleep and when they die, they wake up, they come to realize

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the reality of this life. So wake up, let us wake up before that.

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Let us wake up before that unfortunate individual

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upon whom Allah Subhana Allah bestows wisdom is one who wakes up before that day comes. And that's why Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran tells us that of his greatest blessings upon His servants is the fact that he wakes them up spiritually, they experience an awakening

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Allah subhana wa tada says, oh, amen Can I eat

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is He who was dead spiritually. Then we gave him life. We rescued him, we resuscitated him, we revived him we brought him back to life.

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We brought him back to life or we brought life to Him.

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Matt is he like the one who is in deep

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darkness

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laser Bihar eg mean,

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not emerging out of those darkness or that darkness.

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element can I meet him for Hina and in between a loss of habitat as it was

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before

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And we gave him light, the light of guidance, the light of Islam. Not only did we bring him back to light, but we gave him light, so life and light with which he can walk amongst people,

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a shining, bright light of guidance, that he can navigate his path through life. And he can spread that light amongst humanity is one whom Allah subhanaw taala favored with all of that, like one who's still dead or asleep or still

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in his darkness? No, they're not the same. They're not the same. So Allah Subhana Allah licenses. And Allah Subhana, Allah sends us a message that responds to all of our needs,

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and addresses all of our concerns, and answers all of our questions. In fact, that message, and that guidance that we find in the book of a law or app

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gives us the heads up

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for an address many of those concerns and issues that we have way before they even happened, the poor and came to prepare us and one of those most powerful verses that should have prepared us to what is happening around us is verse, Isaiah 155, of surah, two circle dakara,

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in which Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the mere fact the fact that we are human beings,

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in and of itself, and the fact that we are alive,

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life comes with

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certain deals, there's there's a deal to it, there is a package, part of that package is that you will be tested.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will test you.

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And now remember what I said before everyone will be tested. The difference between one who has this message of enlightenment and this message of guidance is that this and has connection to a loss of Hannah with the Allah to God, the Almighty, that person has God helping him through his steps and trials.

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He has a mentor.

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He has someone that he can consult.

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He has a coach

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that Allah subhanaw taala sent us that coach,

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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who left behind a great legacy.

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And he gave us a breakdown

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of what we need

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to help us get through the tests and trials of life.

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That's what you have. You have a loss of Hamlet and His Messenger and their guide is helping you through your tests and trials, whether it be personal, or

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global, whatever it is,

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that's what you have.

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And then there you will find the loss of hello to other telling you and I that we will be tested.

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Will everyone know Mallory Huracan, moto and hetalia blue, he who created doesn't live so that he would test you and in there we find a a 155 where in which Allah subhanaw taala says whether or not blue one aku dish, I mean, how we will certainly we will, we will surely there is three emphasis in here in this ayah there is some there's an oath

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and there is the Lamb and learn who Allah doesn't say the blue loss of health. And then there's the shutdown on the noon for those of you who are into Bulava and into linguistic right look at it a loss of habitat is what led net blue one.

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There is emphasis three of them. Right. So there is a fact that a lot the almighty mentioned it, which means it's going to happen. And then on top of that there are three emphasis right there.

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For as if it's coming from all four directions from everywhere. Well and that blue one. And indeed and surely.

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We will test you.

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We will test you. Oh my god. So what's going to happen and lots of how to how to ease it for us. And to cheer us up says Be Shay in with a little bit of with something up

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with a little sample of

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right. This is to just commerce, you know down so you don't need to pay

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I like this a little bit. But if you have the strength and if you have a loss of data helping you through it, you'll make it be a it was a little bit up. Other scholars said Shay in here, the reason it was 100% in the indefinite is just to show how insignificant it will be given that you have email, the test is insignificant compared to the power

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within the believer himself,

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compared to the power of the principles upon which the believer stands,

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and to which he commits, the test is is insignificant. The believer is so powerful that he can overcome any tests or any trial given that history. Right. So it's insignificant, others other scholars said is to show us that you could have a combination of different types of tests with a, with a test with a little bit of this and this and that, you know, there are a variety I mean, there are different things that could happen to you. So what are those different things with which Allah subhanaw taala may test us?

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And first of all, before I pass that with regards to test by the way if you look at them recently, we have so many of them that we're dealing with, right locally here we have we have this

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Islamophobia

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you know, they are bellandur crazy cow that came in Yorba Linda and, and what we're dealing with here on a local level, and some people were subjected to, to abuse, right, this is,

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this is a test, right? People on top of those personal issues that you may be dealing with are facing, you know, could be that the the financial situation or it could be a family issue that you're dealing with. So you have that. And then we have we had last week we were dealing with with Peter kings hearings, and some Muslims were, and we were panicking and, and we didn't know what to do, while others have come to the last student stood their ground. And and and I salute on behalf

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I personally and on behalf of of those of us who understand that we ought to do this, I salute

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Sheriff Baca

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for for for his brave

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and just stand and I salute

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Congresswoman representative

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Jackson, Lee Jackson, Sheila Lee Jackson.

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Right? I salute these people.

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And we should thank them for it. And I believe that with regards to the sheriff Baca and

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and Loretta Sanchez, that last week, many of you signed cars incentive discipline love him for that, because of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us he who does not thank people, and appreciate their effort does not take a loss of Hanim with Allah. And by the way, for those of us who maybe Oh, hey, wait a minute, what are you doing here? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself appreciated many favors that were done

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by non Muslims, and his time,

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some of whom were on the other side. They were with the other camp.

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So we have the story of I will work through the urbanization, the process of a law that says that nobody should touch him, this man because he spoke the truth and he was very, and he and he defended the Muslims and their rights to worship their Lord, right.

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And I'm delighted to sit down and other people that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praised for their for their efforts. So we have to, we have to remember that this is what our profits or losses that have taught us, right, so we should thank them and thank you.

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So we have those hearings, and all the madness in the circus that was taking place last week we were dealing with, right? And then and then on top of that, globally, we have many of you know, many parts of the Muslim world pretty much just exploding with crisis and an uprise here and there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala is the situation of our brothers and sisters all over the world. Now there isn't even one particular spot, it's all over. But there is a reason inshallah do not think that this is evil or bad. Let's suppose you're welcome. But this is good.

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liberty and freedom and justice and all these great things. prosperity has a price to be paid. We have to be willing to do so. Right. And then comes the tsunami to him to humble us all.

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The earthquake followed by a tsunami and then there was a scare that we had the next day here in town.

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fornia when they told us that the tsunami will hit our shores, right, so how we see all of this, and it's still, by the way, the crisis is not over, we still have the, you know, the the nuclear reactors and the leak and all of that and the ramifications of that we don't know how far this could go.

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So we're dealing with all of this. All of this is shaped, it's a little bit.

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But in the middle of all of this, there are other things.

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The middle of all of this, there are other things and lots of hats, Allah mentions them, He gives us the breakdown. And I will just, I may be able to go over to two of those, or three, Allah subhanaw taala says, we will test you with something of fear will enable one new condition in mental health, fear. Now, fear, by the way, is a natural and vital response

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to physical and emotional danger.

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That's why loss has been a imminent with some part of with a little bit of fear. Now, because not all fear is bad. Some fears good.

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It helps you survive.

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Right?

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If you're afraid of disease, or if you're afraid of this, if you're afraid of when you're walking in the street, don't jaywalk.

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Maybe run over. If you're not afraid of that, you will get a ticket. So fear is good. puts in check helps you however,

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if fear

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overwhelms us, especially if fear of the following other the other elements like hunger and loss of lives, and wealth takes over our lives. If we cannot conquer our fear. If we cannot defeat our demons,

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then it becomes paranoia.

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It becomes a phobia of some kind, if it paralyzes you.

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And the great Satan says that we are tested brothers and sisters in life. Allah subhanaw taala does not intend to break us down. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not intend to destroy us. Tests are not meant to paralyze us. Tests are meant to make us realize what we're made of.

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Tests are meant to wake us up and put us back in check. Tests are meant to help us recommit to our principles and our values.

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Tests are supposed to bring the best of us out of us.

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That's what they're meant for. And if tests and trials don't do that for you, then there's something seriously wrong and you need to attend to it.

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So sort of fear is fine. But most of it is bad. Some of fear, like the fear of Allah azza wa jal, the ultimate fear is good, because it keeps you away from doing harm. And from wronging yourself.

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So watch out.

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But fear

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of fear mongers

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fear of bullies,

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fear of enemies, fear of people who don't like you, and don't have your best interests

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in mind,

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that fear is very destructive.

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And you only have and the only fear you should have in that case would be the fear of that fear.

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It is about time brothers and sisters that we read ourselves from this type of fear.

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We're being tested, our resolve is being tested, our principles are being tested.

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One thing I learned in life is that bullies feed off your fear.

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Last thing you want to do is show bullies that you're afraid

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because if that's the case, then you're doomed.

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Please, come closer, and fill in the gaps.

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And this is a lesson that we that you don't want to learn the hard way.

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You don't want to learn the hard way. You need to stand up to bullies with your back straight and look them in the eye and be able to speak their language. Now. I must make this disclaimer because we have some young people, you have to be smart about it. You don't want to go to a crazy bully and confront them. It's not about being confrontational. Last thing you want to do do that and then have someone shoot you and I don't want to be responsible for

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That.

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Be careful. You have to be very smart you do we do not go and confront our enemies. We don't we don't have that bring it on attitude. We don't have that attitude. That's not us. That's not us. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, let me know if I do what I do. Every day, you should ask Allah subhanaw taala. In fact, when we leave our homes, what's the drive that the Prophet teaches us alone made me know that we can

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seek refuge in You from going astray or leading people astray.

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Or to be wrong, wrong someone or to be wronged by someone, I don't want someone to troll me. So we walk away from that.

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But you need to, you need to do that. And young people, let me just say this, right.

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If you're confronted with something like that, you need to do the right thing. You need to do the right thing. Bring it to the attention of if you're being bullied, whether it's you in school, or you're being bullied or bullied on on cyberspace. You need to bring it to your parents attention.

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You need to talk to your daddy and your mommy about this. And maybe you might even want to consult your martial art instructor.

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How do you deal with it? Oh, wait a minute, some of you don't have martial arts.

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Because you chose to play basketball instead.

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Or join the lacrosse team something like that.

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Don't Don't feel bad I,

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I did soccer.

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Right when your parents offered you the opportunity to go in

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and learn something about self discipline and how to protect yourself, you chose to do something else. But anyways, it's never too late that I'm just trying to get your attention.

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So consult someone, bring it to their attention.

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Do the right thing. Right? But nonetheless, don't be scared. Don't be afraid.

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Don't run away. You're gonna live your whole life running away. This year. You need to confront those issues, and you need to deal with them. But wait a minute parents? What if your child comes to you? And maybe we'll address this inshallah on a forum? How to deal with bullies and how to empower the parents and empower their children. But parents you yourself? Can your child come and talk to you? Are you yourself cultivating fear in the hearts and the minds of the psyche of your children? Are you telling them to change their identity and change their names and, and hide who they are, and don't tell people that you are Muslim and all of that, is that what you're doing?

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Because if that's what you're doing, that's it, then you have failed in one of the most essential

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and one of the most essential duties of you as a parent, which is to protect your child and empower them.

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And let me just tell you that that strategy will not work. If those for those of us who think that the best strategies for us to change our identity, change our names, right, and be someone else and assume another identity in hide. That won't work. And if it's working for you, and now just it's gonna work for a little bit, but eventually it won't. First of all, know that you have lost yourself, you have lost your identity, your identity means you, you have lost yourself.

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You have lost your self respect and your self worth.

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If you have to get rid of who you are and hide it. If you have to change your name.

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Know that you have lost yourself. That's number one.

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And if your ultimate goal is that, that you get a condo on the on a beach front, and have a comfortable life, right without anyone knowing that your name is actually Mohammed, not Mike, then

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then the last.

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And what we saw last week should be a great reminder, because all it takes is a little bit of earthquake, and another tsunami and all these beachfront houses will be washed up

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and washed away.

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And then you will you will go and stand before you Lord. Yeah. Are you insane? In nakaya from Arabic a custom formula p you are laboring your head, you're headed towards your Lord, and you will stand before Him. And what will you say to a loss of nostalgia?

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And here's another reason why that strategy will not work. Right? All it takes is another crazy extremist to come and pretend that he is not Mohammed anymore, and that he's Mike and maybe go and become a pastor at a church right? And then blow Blow them all up.

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And then all of these all of you who have to change your identity or even change their religion, you will be sought they will haunt you one after another. And that one work again. What happens with those people costs euro dollar

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He will, he will lose this life and he will lose the hair after that eco Serrano movie. And indeed, that is the ultimate in the manifest loss.

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So what's the solution? Get rid of this fear, confront it, deal with it. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To help you deal with this test of fear.

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I say this and ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you an AI of those who fear Him, and fear none but him and make us of those who listen and follow the best of where they listen to Salaam Wa

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hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam O Allah evadne. letting our brothers and sisters we have so many

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events taking place Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, I am proud to be part of this community.

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The other day, I was a subject of a survey. And they asked me about our congregation and our about our community. So Pamela, sometimes you look at your activities and programs that we get, we get so, so, so involved, and we get caught up with planning and facilitating those programs and activities that we sometimes don't have time to basically look back at them and see how much good we're doing. And sometimes we don't even see if we're doing something wrong. So that's why it's your you're, you're our mirrors, you're my mirror, right? You need to bring to our attention, whether we do something good or bad, right? You need to bring it to our attention. So we can improve things. But I

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didn't realize how how great this is until I was the subject of this survey. It's like when you go and you fill out, you fill out something about your health or your medical history, and then you check all these things. No, no, no, no, you say Mashallah. hamdulillah I'm very healthy. You know, you realize how healthy you are because you don't have all these issues that other people are dealing with. Right? So how Allah, so I was very proud. I'm proud of us and hamdulillah. But we need to keep it up. That doesn't mean that we should just be comfortable with where we are. where we're at is not it's not the best weekend, this is just what we're capable of doing. We can do much

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better. So I come to the lab, we're getting very active we have so many programs and activities. First of all, let me just urge you all to stay after the prayer today. We have a special announcement to make actually I'm just going to tell you what it is. We have a new Muslim brother Travis here in the audience may have lots of hearts Allah bless him say I mean

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is ready to

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make his Shahada declaration in sha Allah tala and share that with with all of us may Allah Subhana Allah strengthen him and we welcome him to our community. May Allah subhanaw taala help me and I do the right thing and say the right thing. And may Allah subhanaw taala maintenance of those who follow what they preach. And may Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, make us of those who side with the truth, recognize it and follow it and adhere to it and recognize falsehood for what it is and to stay away from it and stand up against it. But I bet I can't do any better philanthropy has been not alone. Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Rasulullah Khanna below me. He was watching Tikka Masala Rahim

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Allah Ebrahim

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Rasool

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Allah, Allah Rahim.

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Allah, Allah, Allah God. So anyway, he says, to enhance

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the

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quality.

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And one of the greatest lessons that we can learn from this is the lesson of humility,

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the lesson of humility.

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This is how horrible we are. This is how weak we are. This is how desperate we are. And every now and then whenever we forget Allah subhanaw taala sends it sends us a reminder. Every now and then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us taste

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get a taste of his awesome power subhana wa Tada.

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It is a wake up call. And if all of this is not enough to wake us up, I don't know what else has to happen. And eventually there are people who are walking in the world blindfolded. There are people who are in deep comas and then and eventually a day will come and a loss of data says about that day. fucka Schaffner

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aka basato Kelly Omaha did that day all veils will be taken away all the self inflicted, self imposed veils and limitations will be removed. And in that day, your eyesight will be as sharp as an iron. It will be so strong, you'll be able to see clearly but by then it's too late.

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As the saying goes that people are asleep and when they die, they wake up. They come to realize

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the reality of this life.

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So wake up, let us wake up before that.

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Let us wake up before that, a fortunate individual

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upon whom Allah Subhana Allah bestow, his wisdom is one who wakes up before that day comes. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran tells us that of his greatest blessings upon His servants is the fact that he wakes them up spiritually. They experience an awakening

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Allah subhana wa tada says, amen Can I eat? The haina? is he who was dead spiritually, then we gave him life. We rescued him, we assisted him, we revived him, we brought him back to life. We brought him back to life, or we brought life to Him.

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Method Who

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is he like the one who is in deep

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darkness,

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laser Bihari you mean?

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Not emerging out of those darkness or that darkness?

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element can I meet them.

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And then between a loss of habitat Asus was

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a mushy finesse. And we gave him light, the light of guidance, the light of Islam. Not only did we bring him back to life, but we gave him light, so life and light with which he can walk amongst people.

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A shining, bright light of guidance that he can navigate his path through life. And he can spread that light amongst humanity is one whom Allah subhanaw taala favored with all of that, like one who's still dead or asleep or still

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in his darkness? No, they're not the same. They're not the same. So Allah Subhana Allah licenses. And I'm also pannacotta sends us a message that responds to all of our needs,

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and addresses all of our concerns, and answers all of our questions. In fact, that message in that guidance that we find in the book of the law, the court

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gives us the heads up

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for an address many of those concerns and issues that we have way before they even happen. The court came to prepare us and one of those most powerful verses that should have prepared us to what is happening around us is verse, Isaiah 155 of surah two circle

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in which Allah subhanaw taala tells us that the mere fact the fact that we are human beings,

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in and of itself, and the fact that we are alive.

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Life comes with

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certain deals, there's there's a deal to it, there is a package, part of that package is that you will be tested.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will test you.

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And now remember what I said before everyone will be tested. The difference between one who has this message of enlightenment and this message of guidance is that this and has connection to a loss of Hana with the Allah to God, the Almighty, that person has God helping them through his steps and trials.

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He has a mentor.

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Yes, someone that he can consult.

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He has a coach.

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And Allah subhanaw taala sent us that coach,

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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who left behind a great legacy.

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And he gave us a breakdown

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of have what we need

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to help us get through the tests and trials of life.

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That's what you have. You have a loss of Hamlet and His Messenger and their guidance, helping you through your tests and trials, whether it be personal, or

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global, whatever it is,

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that's what you have.

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And then there you will find the loss of data telling you and I that we will be tested.

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whatever you wanna call it, Huracan moto and hetalia blue, he who created doesn't live so that he would test you and in there we find a a 155 where in which Allah subhanaw taala says whether another

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One dish. I mean,

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we will certainly we will, we will surely that there is three emphasis in here and this is there is some there is an oath.

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And there is the Lamb in level one. Allah doesn't say, the blue, loss of health. And then there's the shutdown on the noon for those of you who are into Bulava and into linguistics, right, look at it a loss of habitat says well let net blue one

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there is emphasis three of them. Right. So there is a fact that a lot the almighty mentioned it, which means it's going to happen. And then on top of that there are three emphasis right there.

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For as if it's coming from all four directions, from everywhere. Well in that blue one. And indeed, and surely,

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we will test you,

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we will test you, oh my god. So what's gonna happen, lots of how to how to ease it for us. And to cheers up says, Be Shay in with a little bit of with something up

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with a little sample of

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right, this is to just commerce, you know, down. So you don't need to panic, it's a little bit. But if you have the strength and if you have a loss of data helping you through it, you'll be shaded with a little bit of a scholar said shade in here. The reason it wasn't represented in the indefinite is just to show how insignificant it will be given that you have even the test is insignificant compared to the power

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within the believer himself,

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compared to the power of the principles upon which the believer stance

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and to which he commits, the test is is insignificant. The believer is so powerful that he can overcome any tests or any trial given that he's strong. Right. So it's insignificant. Others other scholars said is to show us that you could have a combination of different types of tests

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with a test with a little bit of this and this and that, you know, there are a variety. I mean, there are different things that could happen to you. So what are those different things with which Allah subhanaw taala may test us?

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And first of all, before I pass that, with regards to test, by the way, if you look at them recently, we have so many of them that we're dealing with, right locally here we have we have this

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the Islamophobia

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you know, they are bellandur crazy COVID that came in Yorba Linda and, and what we're dealing with here on a local level, and some people were subjected to, to abuse, right, this is

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this is a test, right? People on top of those personal issues that you may be dealing with or facing, you know, could be that the the financial situation or it could be a family issue that you're dealing with. So you have that. And then we have we had last week we were dealing with with

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Peter kings hearings, and some Muslims were and we were panicking and and we didn't know what to do while others hamdulillah student stood their ground and and and I salute on behalf

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I personally and on behalf of of those of us who understand that we ought to do this. I salute

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Sheriff Baca

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for for for his brave

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and just stand and I salute

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Congress women, Loretta Sanchez,

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and Congresswoman representative

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Jackson, Lee Jackson, Sheila Lee Jackson.

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Right? I salute these people.

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And we should thank them for it. And I believe that with regards to Sheriff Baca and

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and Loretta Sanchez, that last week many of you signed cars and scented discipline love him for that. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us he who does not thank people and appreciate their effort does not take a lot of hands on with Allah. And by the way, for those of us who may be Oh, hey, wait a minute, what are you doing here? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself appreciated many favors that were done

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by non Muslims and his time

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some of whom were on the other side. They were with the other camp.

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So we have the story of I will go through the ignition the promise of a lot as I said, Nobody should touch him.

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man because he spoke the truth and he was very. And he and he defended the Muslims and their rights to worship their Lord. Right.

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And I'm loving to Japan and other people that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praised for their for their efforts. So we have to, we have to remember that this is what our profits or losses that have taught us, right, so we should thank them, and thank you.

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So we have those hearings, and all the madness in the circus that was taking place last week we were dealing with, right. And then, and then on top of that, globally, we have many of, you know, many parts of the Muslim world pretty much just exploding with crisis and uprise, here and there. May Allah subhanho wa Taala is a situation of our brothers and sisters all over the world. Now there isn't even one particular spot, it's all over. But there is a reason inshallah do not think that this is evil or bad that I suppose you're welcome. But this is good.

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Liberty, and freedom and justice and all these great things, prosperity has a price to be paid, you have to be willing to do so. Right. And then comes the tsunami to have to humble us all.

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The earthquake followed by a tsunami. And then there was a scare that we had the the next day here in California, where they told us that the tsunami will hit our shores. Right.

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So how we see all of this, and it's still, by the way, the crisis is not over. We still have the, you know, the the nuclear reactors and the leak, and all of that and the ramifications of that we don't know how far this could go.

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So we're dealing with all of this. All of this is shaped, it's a little bit.

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But in the middle of all of this, there are other things.

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The middle of all of this, there are other things and a loss of habitat, I mentioned them, He gives us the breakdown. And I will just I may be able to go over to two of those. Or three Oh, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we will test you with something of fear will enable one condition in mental health, fear. Now. Fear, by the way, is a natural and vital response

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to physical and emotional danger.

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That's why Allah says bishi imminent with some part of with a little bit of fear. Now, because not all fear is bad. Some fear is good.

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It helps you survive.

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Right?

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If you're afraid of disease, or if you're afraid of this, if you're afraid of when you're walking in the street, don't jaywalk.

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Maybe run over. If you're not afraid of that, you will get a ticket. So fear is good. But scene check helps you however,

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if fear overwhelms us, especially if fear of the following other the other elements like hunger and loss of lives and wealth takes over our lives. If we cannot conquer our fear. If we cannot defeat our demons,

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then it becomes paranoia.

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It becomes a phobia of some kind, if it paralyzes you.

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And the great saying says that we are tested brothers and sisters in life. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not intend to break us down. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not intend to destroy us. Tests are not meant to paralyze us. Tests are meant to make us realize what we're made of.

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Tests are meant to wake us up and put us back in check. Tests are meant to help us recommit to our principles and our values.

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Just are supposed to bring the best of us out of us.

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That's what they're meant for. And if tests and trials don't do that for you, then there's something seriously wrong and you need to attend to it.

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So sort of fear is fine, but most of it is bad. Some of fear like the fear of Allah azza wa jal. The ultimate fear is good, because it keeps you away from doing harm and from wronging yourself.

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So watch up,

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but fear

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of fear mongers

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fear of bullies

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Fear of enemies, fear of people who don't like you, and don't have your best interests

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in mind,

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that fear is very destructive.

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And you only have, the only fear you should have in that case would be the fear of that fear.

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It is about time brothers and sisters that we rid ourselves from this type of fear.

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We're being tested, our resolve is being tested, our principles are being tested.

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One thing I learned in life is that bullies feed off your fear.

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Last thing you want to do is show bullies that you're afraid.

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Because if that's the case, then you're doomed.

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Please, come closer, and fill in the gaps.

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And this is a lesson that we that you don't want to learn the hard way.

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You don't want to learn the hard way. You need to stand up to bullies with your back straight and look them in the eye and be able to speak their language. Now, I must make this disclaimer because we have some young people, you have to be smart about it. You don't want to go to a crazy bully and confront them. It's not about being confrontational. Last thing you want to do is do that and then have someone shoot your I don't want to be responsible for that.

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Be careful, you have to be very smart. You do not go and confront our enemies. We don't we don't have that bring it on attitude. We don't have that attitude. That's not us. That's not us. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that's what I do.

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Every day, you should ask Allah subhanaw taala. In fact, when we leave our homes, what's the drive that the Prophet teaches us, along with many others, we can

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seek refuge in You from going astray or leading people astray.

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Or to be wrong to wrong someone or to be wronged by someone. I don't want someone to troll me. So we walk away from that.

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But you need to, you need to do that. And young people, let me just say this, right?

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If you're confronted with something like that, you need to do the right thing. You need to do the right thing. Bring it to the attention of if you're being bullied, whether it's you in school, or you're being bullied or bullied on, on cyberspace. You need to bring it to your parents attention.

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You need to talk to your daddy and your mommy about this. And maybe you might even want to consult your martial art instructor.

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How do you deal with it? Oh, wait a minute, some of you don't have martial arts.

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Because you chose to play basketball instead.

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Or join the lacrosse team or something like that.

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Don't Don't feel bad i

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i did soccer.

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Right? When your parents offered you that opportunity to go in

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and learn something about self discipline and how to protect yourself, you chose to do something else. But anyways, it's never too late that I'm just trying to get your attention.

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So consult someone, bring it to their attention.

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Do the right thing. Right? But nonetheless, don't be scared. Don't be afraid. Don't run away. You're gonna live your whole life running away. This year. You need to confront those issues, and you need to deal with them. But wait a minute parents? What if your child comes to you? And maybe we'll address this inshallah on the forum? How to deal with bullies and how to empower the parents and empower their children. But parents you yourself? Can your child come and talk to you? Are you yourself cultivating fear in the hearts and the minds of the psyche of your children? Are you telling them to change their identity and change their names and and hide who they are? And don't

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tell people that you are Muslim? And all of that? Is that what you're doing?

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Because if that's what you're doing that since then you have failed in one of the most essential

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and one of the most essential duties of you as a parent, which is to protect your child and empower them.

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And let me just tell you that that strategy will not work. If those for those of us who think that the best strategy is for us to change our identity, change our names, right, and be someone else and assume another identity in hide. That won't work. And if it's working for you now, just it's gonna work for a little bit, but eventually it won't. First of all, know that you have lost yourself. You have lost your identity. Your identity means you. You have lost yourself.

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You have lost your self respect and your self worth.

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If you have to get rid of who you are and hide it. If you have to change your name

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Know that you have lost yourself. That's number one.

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And if your ultimate goal is that you get a condo on the on a beach front and have a comfortable life, right? Without anyone knowing that your name is actually Mohammed, not Mike, then

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then the loss.

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And what we saw last week should be a great reminder because all it takes is a little bit of earthquake, and another tsunami and all these beachfront houses will be washed up

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and washed away.

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And then you will, you will go and stand before you Lord, yeah, you have insert in a different era of being a CAD CAM formula. You are laboring your head, you're headed towards your Lord and you will stand before Him. And what will you say to a loss of Connaughton?

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And here's another reason why that strategy will not work. Right? All it takes is another crazy extremist to come and pretend that he's not Mohammed anymore, and that he's Mike and maybe go and become a pastor at a church right and then blow Blow them all up.

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And then all of these all of you have to change your identity or even change their religion, you will be sought, they will hunt you one after another. And that one work again, what happens with those people costiera dunia will ask, he will lose this life and he will lose the hair after that eco Serrano movie. And indeed, that is the ultimate in the manifest loss.

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So what's the solution? Get rid of this fear. confront it, deal with it, and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help you deal with this test of fear.

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I say this and ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you and I have those who fear Him, and fear none but him and make us of those who listen to follow the best of where they listen to Solomon

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al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam O Allah evadne letting you know stuff our brothers and sisters, we have so many

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events taking place. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, I am proud to be part of this community.

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The other day, I was a subject of a survey. And they asked me about our congregation and our about our community. And so Pamela, sometimes you look at your activities and programs that we get, we get so, so, so involved, and we get caught up with planning and facilitating those programs and activities that we sometimes don't have time to basically look back at them and see how much good we're doing. And sometimes we don't even see if we're doing something wrong. So that's why it's your you're, you're our mirrors, you're my mirror, right? You need to bring to our attention whether we do something good or bad, right? You need to bring it to our attention so we can improve things, but

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I didn't realize how great this is until I was the subject of this survey. It's like when you go and you fill out, you fill out something about your health or your medical history, and then you check all these things. No, no, no, no, you say Mashallah hamdulillah I'm very healthy. You know, you realize how healthy you are because you don't have all these issues that other people are dealing with. Right? So how Allah so I was very proud, I'm proud of us and hamdulillah but we need to keep it up. That doesn't mean that we should just be comfortable with where we are. where we're at is not it's not the best we can do this. This is just what we're capable of doing we can do much better. So

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I come to the lab we're getting very active we have so many programs and activities. First of all, let me just urge you all to stay after the prayer today. We have a special announcement to make actually I'm just going to tell you what it is we have a new Muslim brother Travis here in the audience may have loss of house Allah bless him say amin

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is ready to

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make his Shahada declaration inshallah tada and share that with with all of us may Allah Subhana Allah strengthen him and we welcome him to our community. May Allah subhanaw taala help you do the right thing and say the right thing. And may Allah subhanaw taala make us of those who follow what they preach. And may Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us of those who side with the truth, recognize it and follow it and adhere to it and recognize fullsuit for what it is and stay away from it and stand up against it.

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Do me a hustler thrillophilia authority hustle to a pinata but not Allahumma salli ala Muhammad in Africa sulochana below Mirada le was watching for the race. He came up later that brought him only brought him over

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to Silicon

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Valley brought him in the middle mudgeeraba law in the law. So anyway, he said

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look into the Coronavirus Corolla has gone through holiday i mean is it Come

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on