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Khutbah Our Purpose Of Life

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Mohammed Faqih

Channel: Mohammed Faqih

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You know

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I was saying

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so it was Sunday

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where all the

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pain

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was

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don't want to be on a cell

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paid off

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well Sunday

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he told me once

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in a

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while I

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was

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cool

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yeah

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whatever you

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want to call

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in

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in the month of January

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love

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you

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in a healthy environment Jimmy

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will have

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it on the wall

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what guru

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men the

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woman is a woman who has children

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once in a

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while you may only study female, female to male

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we met the folks

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who would have loved to add coolness

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that

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he could hire in our

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OSI

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hacker

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conference.

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We have some furniture

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coo coo coo coo coo

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coo coo

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coo coo

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coo

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coo coo coo opponents are eager

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to medical

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electric.

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When he came to my office

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he had an allergy

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allergy which

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was super

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weird

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ladies, I'm on your side

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Have you

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had

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fever

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with

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family it

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was so fun to

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be in

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the hammock

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in

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our

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family

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was shopping

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in the bootcamp

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we weren't

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sure when we should keynote,

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Lucy

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and Juliet, while alpha want to stop

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God.

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Well, honey convener

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Have you been a

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marine?

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One or tier

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one

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with a pure

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get an am buddy, a Nevada

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a

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win

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win

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win

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with the people who

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are suicidal

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here brothers and sisters and

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I was walking

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shopping for some

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of them necessities of life when I saw a brother walking

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and one of those clubs, wholesale clubs.

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And he had his basket full, or his cart full of stationery products, envelopes,

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stamps, all kinds of things. So I said, What is happening here? Why do you need all these piles of envelopes?

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Later papers? He said, Yeah, I'm getting ready for the tax season.

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So I said tax season.

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He said no. I need to say reminders

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to my clients, to my customers, reminders for them to start preparing

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for them.

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And I said, Oh thank you.

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That's exactly what I need to do.

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That's just colleagues and emails are to do

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remind people

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of the importance

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of preparing

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for their stand before them

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and help them

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focus on that purpose for which of our community.

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One of the common complaints that I get from parents

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is that this new generation of our kids lack motivation. They lack motivation.

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So I said, Why do they have motivation?

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Simply

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without making this too complicated for the system, it is because they like a sense of purpose in life. They like goals and objectives. What is there to work for?

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Brothers and Sisters Allah Subhana Allah Allah created us for a purpose that he clarified, he made it crystal clear.

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There was no room for confusion.

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And that purpose is when you and I are to focus on

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our pursuit for our goals.

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Our pursuit of our goals, and fulfilling this objective for which amounts to handle data created us will determine whether we are successful people or not.

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So this year, I intend to start early

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With a series of

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talks, lectures

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focusing on this issue, how do we develop

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better habits than those that we have been carrying?

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All these years? How can we become a better and more effective community?

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And the very first thing that we have to focus on is our purpose,

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our mission,

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our mission in life,

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how am I supposed to be motivated to do anything accomplished anything? Or have better habits?

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If I have no goals,

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no end zone,

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nothing to run to.

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So what is our purpose in life? Why did I want to create us, Alexa, made that very clear, in a previous book by mentioned how it was

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brought down to the spirits,

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Adams focus,

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Adams dream,

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Adams goal in life was to make it back home where he came from gentlemen.

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And

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told him

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told him, peace be upon him

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and his descendants, what it takes to make that two gentlemen

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obey amongst Hamilton, reversing that which caused Adam to leave in the first place.

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It was an act of disobedience on Adams parts, PC be upon

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that made me lose that position, that status, that privilege that he had,

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so to speak,

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his wife

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and as a

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result of that, their offspring

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leave home parents.

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So Adams mission in life, focus go

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becomes making that whole journey.

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So how does he

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pass this message on to his offsprings? A loss of power and

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fame.

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When it comes to you from me, then those who follow that guidance, it will deliver them to their to their destination, and will help them achieve their goals.

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And once you achieve your goals, there shall be no fear. Nor shall you agree.

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It's as simple as that.

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So brothers and sisters, we need to as we are approaching the end of the year.

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And as I said, I intended this year to start early, with my reminders for myself and for you as well.

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Early on, so we can plan instead of coming on the last day of the year and say, oh, what are your resolutions for the upcoming year?

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Did you have goals for the past year? have you achieved those goals? Where are you in terms of fulfilling your dreams? Do you have the means to begin?

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Now I know that as a community, we cannot afford to continue

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without a mission, without a vision, without goals.

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But setting goals and working on

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succeeding in terms of achieving those goals, takes requirements you can have

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any show. This is just an introduction

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and the purpose to come. We'll talk about that. Exactly that

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the essential traits and qualities and habits of highly effective and successful communities. I say this as the last paragraph of the Almighty to help you overcome our shortcomings

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and our faults and make us of those who listen and follow the best of what they listen

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What's up

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Alhamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam

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ala right? I

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went

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to Cabo.

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I said Aloha.

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As

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you're

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the

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brothers, please move forward and fill in all the gaps.

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And make sure that you did not block the passage for the entrance.

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And when we set up for prayer and show up, beautiful kind of follow me to the section that we have in the multi purpose room.

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And

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we will start a series of

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lectures, talks about

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the habits of highly effective and successful communities.

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And my preparation for this,

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I came across a very interesting introduction from the very famous popular book, one of the bestsellers,

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the Highly Effective

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People comedy series

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by Stephen Covey.

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And listen to this, I was reading.

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This is just a summary.

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For that, first, I'm not gonna read the whole thing.

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But the introduction, the summary of introduction is that our character is a composite of our habits, we've been talking about this, in the multiple focus on this issue

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of how our character, who we are, is nothing but our pattern of behavior.

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And as believers, as Muslims,

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who claim to submit to Allah subhana wa Tada, we have to understand it is not what we claim.

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It is what we do that counts.

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Right? Because we said your beliefs are nothing but the collection of your pattern of behavior, what you do, that is reflective of what you truly believe in. So, they say that the character is a component of our habits.

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And changing habits is hard, but can be done by tremendous commitment.

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Then it goes further, it says, a good habit can be defined as the intersection of three things three elements knowledge, skill, and desire, knowledge, skill and desire, if you have the knowledge,

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and what it is that you need, and you have the skill, and I believe God wants us to do something that we are not able to do.

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And desire, intention, if you really want to you want to change the world to become a better father, for your children. Do you want your children to have a better future? Do you want to become a better spouse? Do you want to become a better mother?

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Do you want to become a better community member? Do you want to become a better leader? You want to become a better community? Do you want the oma to be in a better state? Do you really want? Are you desperate for it?

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are you passionate about it? That's what counts desire.

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The what and how is there? All we have to do is open the book have a lot of final revelation to mankind. That guide is our one sentence it will tell you what and how.

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The question is do we have the desire

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to do that and how desperate we are.

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Then it goes on and this is the very interesting part which I want to tie to what I want to share with you. And then it says our objective is to move progressively

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on a maturity continuum from dependence to independence.

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To enter dependence,

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and then it says that Oh, independence, independence, being on my own, doing my thing, achieving my dreams, having my house having my car, my I have that

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independence is the current

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paradigm of our society,

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we can accomplish much more, because we're talking about accomplishment, being happier, being more successful being more effective, we can accomplish more by cooperation and specialization.

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However, we must achieve independence before we can choose interdependence. So this is a loss of how to balance a point to fail in medicine for the best nation ever brought out to mankind, the full on as a group as a congregation, right. And then a lot of talks about the characteristics of this group of people. And another suitor is sort of a paragraph that says,

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believing men and believing what women are allies of one another, present protectors, they take care of each other.

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Yeah.

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You see, the

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believing men and women in the last have

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helped one another.

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In matters of righteousness and piety, in your pursuit of virtue, help one another come together, you will do much better.

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And we are rewarded for things that we do in a congregation as a group as a whole,

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we are rewarded.

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by many fools, it's much more rewarding to do things together than doing it as an individual, whether it is fasting, or prayer or whatever it is. And likewise, when it comes to life, do coming together, helps you achieve your goals and helps you become a better person.

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So it is interesting that in the introduction, the author is saying this, but at the same time we are dealing out like to highlight two issues.

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One is a local issue. And the other one is something that is a tragedy that the Muslims and people of that particular part of the world are getting. The first part has to do with the recent

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I would say controversy over the LAPD the LAPD Muslim Muslim mapping

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deal, the proposal that was a covenant that

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pretty much killed, it came to an end.

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And tonight inshallah there will be a special session where there's a PSA

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from the Shura Council, Social Council of Southern California, we'll be talking about the whole issue, I don't want to get into the details, some of you may be aware of how many people

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are aware of this issue.

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So brother should do, whether you're aware of it or not, but pretty sure he will come and talk about the whole issue, how to start it. And it's very important for us to educate ourselves and to be informed about those kind of that is, how the whole thing started. And and how

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the whole issue unfolded, and then how it came to where it came from. So the details will be discussed. But there are many questions that have to be asked.

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Where did this idea come from?

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Who's responsible for this?

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How could this be prevented? Where is this taking us as a society?

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What does this reflect?

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In terms of us as a society here in America? What does it reflect? What the did show? These are the questions that we have to answer. How do we prevent these kind of issues from happening again, as we speak, young black people in Washington DC are marching

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to speak against racial profiling.

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Is this better for our society? Is this healthier, better for us?

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as a as a humanity?

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Well, this is thickness is a question that we need to be addressing and talking about.

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But there is one beautiful lesson to be learned from this

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when Muslim activists and organizations as well as now

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Muslim. And today's how I was just reading an article written by a Jewish

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professor from Cal State Long Beach. And I suggest that you read that. That was so impressive. so impressed.

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I forgot for the microphone, I can quote all the passages and all the statements that he made.

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How is the question that he asked.

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And it was so nice to see how people came together

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to

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bring an end to such type of properties that will not only drain but will fail, they will drain our resources and at the same time will fail and most likely will have

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will have effects and results that are the opposite of what we want to accomplish here.

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So I suggest brothers and sisters, for you to come tonight. And join us in this. And let's learn from this lesson of how when people came together as a united front were able to accomplish something

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and there was less reward all those more parties are not going to start a new organization, but I say we have more reward on them.

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And and May Allah give us the the strength to stand by

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and bathroom. The other issue that we need to be aware of, we need to do something about it today inshallah, we

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will pray for those who

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are the victims of the cyclone that hits Bangladesh and claimed over 1100 feet.

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But inshallah hopefully by next week, we'll find out if there are any initiative to extend some kind of monetary help to them. And most likely we'll have a short walk fundraising dedicated for this.

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So we asked the last panel to levy their pain and take care of their suffering

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alone by themselves.

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A lot of marriages and settlements to me

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will benefit us

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a lot of

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alumni.

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Yo, Ronnie

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corner

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Shall

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we today we have a distinguished guest. We have a brother

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visiting us here from the UK. So is going to be shortlisted for Congress.

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So I urge you all to stay in shall listen to what he has to say. After the Democratic

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Republic, the Jubilee Athena,

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also lots of handwork data

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and usage data when you

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go from

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top to bottom and show that you care about the

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political side.

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Bible was a lots of power back.

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So

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PC upon

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what it takes to make back to gender

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obeying amounts of Hamilton, reversing that which caused Adam to leave gender in the first place.

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It was an act of disobedience on Adams parts. Peace be upon him.

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That made him lose that position that status that privilege that he had in general.

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So Adams leave

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His wife,

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and as a

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result of that, their offspring

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leave home parents.

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So Adams mission in life, focus go

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becomes making that whole journey.

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So how does he

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packs his message on to his offspring, a loss of power and

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fame.

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When guidance comes to you from me, then those who follow that guidance, it will deliver them to their to their destination, and will help them achieve their goals.

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And once you achieve your goals, there shall be no fear, nor shall even grief.

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It's as simple as that.

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So brothers and sisters, we need to as we are approaching the end of the year.

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And as I said, I intended this year to start early, with my reminders for myself, for you as well.

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Early on, so we can plan instead of coming on the last day of the year and say, oh, what are the resolutions

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for the upcoming year?

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Did you have goals for the past year? have you achieved those goals? Where are you in terms of fulfilling your dreams? Do you have dreams to begin with?

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I know that as a community, we cannot afford to continue

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without a mission without a vision without goals.

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But setting goals and working on

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succeeding in terms of achieving those goals. Takes requires certain happens and they show up. This is just an introduction

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and the focus to come we'll talk about that. Exactly that

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the essential traits and qualities and habits of highly effective and successful communities. I think it's an ask for

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the almighty to help you overcome our shortcomings

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and our faults and make us of those who listen and follow the rest of what they listen to

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Alhamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam

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ala colavito

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Kakaako

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you prefer to have a T shirt with the

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brothers please move forward fill in all the gaps

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and make sure that you did not block the passage for the entrance.

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And when we sat down for a prayer and shoma beautiful kind of follow me to the section that we have in the multi purpose room.

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And Shall

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we will start a series of as I said what was lectures talks about

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the habits of highly effective and successful communities.

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And my preparation for this.

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I came across a very interesting introduction from the very famous popular book, one of the bestsellers.

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The Highly Effective

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People comedy series

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by Stephen Covey.

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And listen to this. I was reading

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this is a summary

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for that first, I'm not gonna read the whole thing.

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The introduction, the summary of introduction is that our character is a composite of our habits, we've been talking about this

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focus on this issue

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of how our character, who we are, is nothing but our pattern of behavior.

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And as believers, as Muslims,

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who claim to submit to a loss,

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we have gotten upset, it is not what we claim.

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It is what we do that counts.

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Right? Because we said your beliefs are nothing but a collection of your pattern of behavior, once you do, that is reflective of what you truly believe in. So, they say that the character is a component of our habits.

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And changing habits is hard, but can be done by tremendous commitment.

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And then it goes further. And it says, a good habit can be defined as the intersection of three things three elements, knowledge, skill, and design, knowledge, skill, and desire, if you have the knowledge.

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And what it is that you need to end, you have a skill, and I believe God wants

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us to do something that we are not able to do.

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Right? And desire, intention. floss, do you really want to want to change? Do you want to become a better father? for your children? Do you want your children to have a better future? Do you want to become a better spouse? Do you want to become a better mother?

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Do you want to become a better community member? Do you want to become a better leader? You want to become a better community? Do you want the oma to be in a better state? Do you really want it? Are you desperate for it?

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are you passionate about it? That's what counts desire?

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The what? And how is there? All we have to do is open the book have a lot of violent revelation to mankind. That guide is our last sentence, it will tell you what and how.

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The question is do we have the desire

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to do that, and how desperate we are.

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Then it goes on. And this is the very interesting part, which I want to tie to what I want to share with you. And then it says our objective is to move progressively

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on a maturity continuum, from dependence, to independence to interdependence.

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And then it says that Oh, independence, independence, being on my own, doing my thing, achieving my dreams, having my house having my car. My I have that, although

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independence is the current

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paradigm of our society,

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we can accomplish much more because we're talking about accomplishment. being happier, being more successful being more effective, we can accomplish more by cooperation and specialization.

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However, we must achieve independence before we can choose enter independence. So as this allows us to fail,

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for the best nation ever brought out to mankind, the full oma as a group as a congregation. Right? And then Allah talks about the characteristics of this group of people. And another suitor is sort of

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believing men and believing women are allies with one another. Present protectors, they take care of each other.

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Yeah.

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You see the link,

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believing men and women must

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help one another.

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In matters of righteousness and piety, in your pursuit of virtue, help one another come together, you will do much better.

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And we are rewarded for things that we do in a congregation as a group as a whole. We are rewarded

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by many fools, it's much more rewarding to do things together than doing it as an individual, whether it is fasting or prayer or whatever.

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Likewise, when it comes to like doing coming together, helps you achieve your goals and helps you become a better person.

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So it is interesting that in the introduction, the author is saying this, but at the same time we are dealing out like to highlight two issues.

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One is a local issue and the other one is something that is a tragedy that the Muslims and people in that particular part of the world are getting. The first part has to do with the recent

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I would say controversy over the LAPD, the LAPD Muslim Muslim mapping

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deal, the proposal that was

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pretty much killed, it came to an end.

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And tonight, there will be a special session where there's a PSA from the Shura Council, Social Council of Southern California, we'll be talking about the whole issue, I don't want to get into the details. Some of you may be aware of how many people buy this book, by show of hands are aware of this issue. Right.

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So brother should do, whether you're aware of it or not, but he will come and talk about the whole issue, how to start it, it's very important for us to educate ourselves and to be informed by those kind of values, how the whole thing started, and how

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the whole issue unfolded, and then how it came to where it came from. So the details will be discussed. But there are many questions that have to be asked.

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Where did this idea come from?

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Who's responsible for this?

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How could this be prevented? Where is this taking us as a society?

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What does this reflect?

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In terms of us as a society here in America? What does it reflect? With the show? These are questions that we have to answer, how do we prevent these kind of issues from happening again? As we speak, young black people in Washington DC are marching

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to speak against racial profiling.

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Is this better for our society? Is this healthier, better for us?

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as a as a humanity?

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Well, this is taking this is a question that need to be addressing and talking about.

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But there's one beautiful lesson to be learned from this.

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When Muslim activists and organizations as well as non Muslim, and today's how I was just reading an article written by a Jewish

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professor from Cal State Long Beach, and I suggest that you read them

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that was so impressive, so impressive.

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and perfect for the lack of time, I can quote all the passages and all the statements that he made,

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how is the question that he asked

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and it was so nice to see how people came together

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to

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bring an end to such type of projects that will not only drain but will fail they will drain our resources and at the same time will fail and most likely will have

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will have effects and results that are the opposite of what we want to accomplish here.

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So I suggest brothers and sisters for you to come tonight and shall they join us in this and let's learn from this lesson of how when people came together as a united front were able to accomplish something

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and may have lost last panel talentless reward all those who are parties are not going to start any organization but I say we are block reward on them.

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And and May Allah give us the the strength to stand by them and bathroom. The other issue that we need to be aware of, we need to do something about it today inshallah we

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will pray for those who

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are the victims of the cyclone that hit Bangladesh claimed over 1100 feet

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but inshallah hopefully by next week, we'll find out if there are any initiative to extend some kind of monetary help.

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To them, and most likely we'll have a short walk fundraising dedicated for this. So we asked the last panel to levy their pain and take care of their suffering.

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Alumni themselves.

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A lot of marriages and settlements can mean a lot.

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A lot.

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A lot.

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A lot.

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A lot. Aloha.

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Aloha.

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And

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dear brothers and sisters, we today we have a distinguished guest. We have a brother

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visiting us here from the UK. So he's going to be speaking for five minutes.

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So I urge you all to stay in shall listen to what he has to say, after the Juma prayer.

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The Jubilee Athena

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also lots of hard work.

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And you said when you

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don't have a magic formula for

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tomorrow, tomorrow show What

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a loser says

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about select the Duma was a lots of power back