The Reality Of Life And Death

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When he was starting

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was so cool with Cindy.

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Let me show real quick.

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Sharif.

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Mohammed Abu

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of Senegal, we'll be back here on Monday on

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May

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11. Whatever machine

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you're

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sending them

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are showing

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up now.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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So tell

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me

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what happened. So

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give me

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more. Has

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anyone come

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in?

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Yeah.

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Our

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dear brothers and sisters

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last week

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the whole nation was shocked

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by the

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unfortunate tragedy that took place

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on the Virginia Tech campus

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in the state of Virginia,

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or, as they call it, Commonwealth of Virginia.

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I happen to know one of the victims through a mutual friend,

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brother from Egypt, the only Muslim

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from all the ones that died on that day, on that campus, by the name of woody Shannon, may Allah

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bestow mercy upon his soul and mailmark strengthen his family and give them patience and replace them

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with something better than that.

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And there are some lessons to be learned or heard some points that I felt were necessary to be brought up today.

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Before it's too late, while those images

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and those details are still fresh in our minds,

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there are many lessons, many points,

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many issues. However, I'm going to

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mention two

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of the briefly one of them. And the other one, I'll

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make it

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the point upon which I will elaborate with the topic of today's

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the first point systems

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is that

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we are living

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a very painful reality

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the reality of the spread

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of senseless killing and mass murder.

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And by the way, the problem some of them

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told us about this, the time will come

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where how much as he called it or how much was spread.

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So the companions of the Prophet sallallahu it was seven hours. I didn't know what how much is. So the prophets of Allah told them that it was mass murder.

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To the extent

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where the killer does not know why he or she are killing and take lives.

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There is no purpose. There is no any

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story senseless. This ridiculous makes no sense whatsoever.

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And the victim does not know why.

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They have no clue whatsoever.

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The most of the killings that take place today,

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there's no motive behind it.

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So the problems of a mob, my name is innocent this will spread.

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However, brothers or sisters, it is very important.

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Because last week,

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on that day, 33 people including the killer,

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died,

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or were killed the very next day or 200.

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people were killed in an hour.

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But 60 of them were found dead already been laid.

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And others were killed in violence

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and shootings.

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Of course,

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those 200 people did not get the same media coverage

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that the Virginia Tech directors got. Why? Because it is covered. In fact,

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what will be a breaking news coming from the Middle East and especially Iran would be Oh, there were no killings, there were no violence today.

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That is surprising. That is that has become unfortunately out of the ordinary.

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And this is the danger of these kinds of incidents happening frequently.

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Brothers and sisters, we must not

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become desensitized towards those kind of wrongdoings.

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We must keep that level of sensitivity alive, our birds, otherwise our products will die.

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No matter how many times no matter how frequent it happens, we should not get used to it.

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Some models were racing,

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NSF people,

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their dreams and their plans came to an end.

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Many people became orphans.

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Many women became widows and they lost their husbands.

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Many mothers lost their sense of their joints.

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And it is all for no apparent reason.

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And this must come to an end.

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This must stop and we are to talk against it. And we have to bring it up and we have to stand up.

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second lesson brothers and sisters are coins. Is that as you saw, and as you heard, many of those people have plans. Many of those people had dreams.

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Many of those people.

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Fact other people have dreams and plans for them.

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And all of that came to an end in a matter of seconds.

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It came to an end.

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To some it is shocking.

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to others.

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It is expected.

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This is what life is all about.

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Many people said oh abruptly their lives are headed.

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Well from our perspective as human beings. That's what it may look like.

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It looks like something sudden.

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But with a lot of brothers and sisters, there is nothing that is self

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evident.

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It is all unknown. It's all part of

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except

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the only issue with it is that we don't know what is coming up. And this is the reality of life.

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Allah Subhana, Allah says, a man

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who would expect

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to go to school and lose is

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that expected, that's why it was very shocking.

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Most of our data says, wherever you may be,

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that will catch you,

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then we'll catch up with you, as either We'll be waiting for you, or you, either you will run into it, or it will come after me.

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This is the reality of life.

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So this is the reality of this dunya of this life, how should we deal with this,

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we have to prepare ourselves.

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We are to prepare ourselves, because our destination is not in this life, our home

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and home is not in this one.

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Our abode is not this world. It is rather than you're after.

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That's what each and every single one of us is headed towards.

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And we have to think about them.

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You see, if anyone was to rely on Social Security, for their retirement years, nowadays, that person

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will be making a very foolish

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assumption, or they assume that Social Security will be there for them by the time

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and everybody now all experts telling you that you ought to really work hard for yourself. And you have to say we have to have a retirement plan.

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And people notice

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that no problem.

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There are those who

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are prepared. And there are those who don't.

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The matter with the year after is very similar.

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There are those who know

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that this life will come to an end. And that no matter how much they have, no matter how much they build, no matter how much they accumulate in this life, they're not going to take any of it with you.

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And the only thing that they will take out of this life are their good deeds,

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or their deeds in general, whether it's good or bad. So they made sure that they have plenty of good deeds

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for the year and

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they make sure they have plenty of goodies.

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And that's what we need to be thinking about brothers and sisters, all these opportunities that will also have a banner has given us in this life, and how we can capitalize on them.

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We know that experts also tell you when you invest, you ought to diversify.

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Don't put all your eggs all of your eggs in one basket.

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diversify. There are some people

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who wants to rely only on there

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is no oh, I said I shouldn't

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be taking a big chance.

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There are some people say well, I'm praying five times a day. That's it. That's more than

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diversify

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the purpose of a power center. Those that are things that you need to

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jump on.

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Actually, this relationship that we have in the last 14

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verses 10 to 13.

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It is a commerce. It is an exchange of commodities, valuable items. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us gifts,

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the gift of life,

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health and wealth.

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And we have to spend it whether you like it or not that will be spent. You have a limited time and it will be spent.

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So most powerful data gives you a nice offer.

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Oh you believe

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deja vu

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Shall I tell you about a congress that will save you from a painful tournament?

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Do

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you believe in a more

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physical and is trying in the cause of a wall with your wealth and your life?

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Looking at, that is better for you if you don't,

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and then return the home to Canada with data guarantees and happiness,

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a German life.

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And another suit almost he says, in no man's

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agenda. Allah subhanho wa Taala has a deep purchase from the believers, those who believe in the promise of Allah. And at the end of that, first of all, I said that a lot is not a great promise from an alpha

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woman

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who will fulfill his promise.

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Who is more fulfilling,

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more truthful, and his fulfillment and his promise than last time.

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Someone said, amongst purchase from the believers that lives and their wealth. And in return, he gives them gentlemen, when the companions of the Prophet SAW a lot of money was very dispersed. They said, I'm simplifying my mind. And

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these are lives that He has given us, none of us earned his life.

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And the wealth He bestowed upon us the wealth, and the ability to earn this wealth. So it all belongs to him. And then on top of that, almost, Allah gives us gender, isn't it?

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This is the mercy of a lot, what a bargain.

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What a deal. For those who see it as a deal. And as an opportunity.

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Take advantage of every moment. Take advantage of every opportunity. Do not underestimate or belittle anything that you would do for the sake of a lot of our Muslim.

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Brothers and sisters, a man was walking.

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Someone might say, well, you're asking me if I don't have much to offer? What do you do?

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Each and every single one of us has something to offer.

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An act of courtesy way is nice, because we can alter it

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has great significance. A man was passing by a path, a needle, just a branch of a tree

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with some

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sort is a branch of the tree.

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He's not a janitor.

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He was not working for the city.

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But he thought it was his moral obligation. He thought to himself this good? Well, I thought and I am able to avoid it. But what if someone else doesn't see what if someone else gets hurt? a blind man, a little girl, someone else, an animal. So out of courtesy and for the sake of

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pushing aside

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the promises

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that appreciate that act of his and forgive his sins.

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Every time you come across an opportunity, think to yourself, this could be the one thing that you will do and lots of how to download Excel. And it could be the cause of your salvation and

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paradise in the year after

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I say this and ask about some kind of data to make you an ideal solution and follow the discipline.

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There are many causes out there many

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for all of us to be busy with

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some dedicate their minds to go after these causes and work on them.

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And some pretend they don't exist and turn away from

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one of the common distracting

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elements of our lives.

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Is wealth.

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A loss of power

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scene in that which of course, Allah has bestowed upon you again

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the year past

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and in the headings it says that

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Bradley Manning, the son of Adam foolishly keep saying my wealth, my wealth, my accounts, my money.

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My properties

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And we don't realize how relative this term is read as assisted

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English.

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Wherever, wherever you want,

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live as normal as you want, as the promise of a lower dimension in the need for intermediate one day you shall die. And that's the day when everyone would realize that the money or the wealth that they thought was there is not there.

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So which portion of that wealth which is in your name belongs to you?

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Well, don't go too far. Ask them as we go along. And he says, was elected in America 11.

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One, and that is of late.

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You get out of your wealth, nothing except that which you eat

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and consume

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that which you were,

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and warehouse, be destroyed. That's all he did. That that which you spend and enjoy upon yourself.

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And you wonder,

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if we were to eat the best meals,

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were the best of clothes.

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So no matter how much they do,

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they still have plenty

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leftover,

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you're not going to eat more than the average person.

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You're not going to wear more clothes than the average person.

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Chances are, we don't even have time for that.

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And then the Prophet mentioned one more. He says what

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what you have your wealth, is that what you spend, and you see, for the sake of Allah, that she handed over to us, because

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he had given you the wealth to begin with. And if you give it back from US and Canada alone and not

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alone,

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this is what counts. Roses. This is what counts.

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I'm not saying do not enjoy your wealth,

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or that is a must bestowed upon you. In fact, you should actually enjoy that which Allah Subhana Allah has given you.

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Do not be stingy with yourself or your family.

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However, use some of it for your passion.

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Do something for the year after.

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In fact, the early scholars used to spend most of it for Apple. And one of them was asked once, what is the matter with you every time you have something valuable you just shared?

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Give it he said, Well,

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every time

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I look at something, and realize how valuable it is,

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I think to myself that I need to save this, I need to have it with me for me.

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What's the point if I have and I'm so attached to it, and one day I leave it behind.

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So I decide

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to send it to the year after. So when I go to the hereafter I find that they are waiting for me.

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Brothers and sisters, again, there are many opportunities out there. I'll mention one of them that had passed just as a lesson.

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Last week, I saw how much

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one of the mounts was actually collecting funds for the orphans of Africa.

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And I was shocked to learn that every 32nd one child dies because of malaria.

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And every two to three seconds another child dies due to hunger related causes.

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This shouldn't be happening in a world where many people are suffering of obesity in America 12% of the children 12 to 15% have obesity related problems.

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This shouldn't be happening a must have at least enough wealth and enough resources on this planet for everyone.

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The man was trying hard to collect funds for those people.

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There were enough images to show that this is a sad reality that we have yet. The response was not that interesting.

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I said, I need to address this issue.

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Because this is a chronic problem that we have.

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You have activities and programs that require people to come and volunteer their time. Not necessarily their money, but their time. Yet we still have power, recruiting and bringing people in See, this is for your own good for the sake of the law.

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We have hard time getting people just to respond sometimes with their support or even with their feedback,

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their feedback, their constructive feedback.

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Why

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brothers and sisters, we will not treat or look at those things as opportunities. Unfortunately, we consider them to be burdens.

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We consider them to be annoying.

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We consider them to be

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something that is

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not my personal responsibility, but rather someone else's responsibility.

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And this is not the attitude of a believer, the components or the products of a lover and even our role models used to rush when the messenger

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calls upon them to do something good compete, compete, it was a competition, right? They understood Almost paradise.

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Rush, flee, compete scenario.

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When it comes to those kind of things,

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we understood, and there was a point where some of them

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have

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achieved, they had achieved whatever they were looking for. So there was the case of Informatica for the long run, once the problem solver it was in them after making a great contribution. The Prophet said,

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first man will not be harmed by anything that he would do after today. He had developed, he has fulfilled his promise, he has fulfilled his pledge, he has proven himself before I can't answer this, they're done.

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And you can go to any book of Sierra and research and see if man sat down or retired and started going, flying around traveling playing golf, having fun? Nope.

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As man continued until the last, the very last moment of his life,

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until he paid the ultimate price, his own life.

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He had already earned gender with his wealth. But he refused.

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He continued

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until he gave the ultimate price.

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Same thing with the rest of the competitors.

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Each and every single one of them was promising the brand that he's pleased with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them that they're granted gentlemen, yet, they did not take it for granted. They continue out of gratefulness, out of appreciation for that intimate loss.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, I need to bring to your attention and inshallah

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starting from hopefully, we will all make this change. Hopefully, starting from the next Friday, try to come as early as possible to the Friday Sermon

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as early as possible.

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So you can have

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most of the rewards and lots of diamonds.

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And make sure that you do not do anything in the process that will invalidate your joy.

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We mentioned last time that talking or moving or getting busy with with objects nullifies the reward of demand cancelled.

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So try to avoid those things for the

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statement of the problem. So it was it was very clear when it comes to this issue. As the last panel guide to the soldier, His mercy and His blessings and his peace upon His Messenger

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and upon those who lost their lives in the past days and weeks of our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world, alumni have

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also come

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along and can

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see

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lawful activity management well as

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well

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as above the line

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when I'm sharing with you

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Welcome, everyone

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to smile,

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laws themselves in their joints.

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And it is all for no apparent reason.

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And this must come to an end.

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This must stop. And we are to talk against it. And we have to bring it up, and we have to stand up.

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The second lesson brothers and sisters are coins is that as you saw, and as you heard, many of those people have plans.

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Many of those people had dreams,

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many of those people.

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In fact, other people have dreams and plans for them.

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And all that came to an end in a matter of seconds.

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It came to an end.

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To some, it is shocking.

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to others.

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It is expected.

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This is what life is all about.

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Many people said oh apparently their lives are headed.

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Well, from our perspective as human beings. That's what it may look like.

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It looks like something sudden.

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But with a lot of brothers and sisters, there is nothing that is said

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is a mobile app.

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It is all unknown. And it's all part of the country. Except

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the only issue with this app, we don't know what is coming up. And this is the reality of life.

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A lot of time on

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a

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cone now.

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Who would expect

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to go to school and lose it

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expected that's why it was very shocking.

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wherever you may be,

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that will catch you

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then we'll catch up with you as either We'll be waiting for you. Or you either you will run into it, or it will come after me.

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This is the reality of life.

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So this is the very attitude of this dunya of this life. How should we deal with this?

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We are to prepare ourselves.

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We are to prepare ourselves. Because our destination is not in this life. Our home

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and home is not in this month.

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Our abode is not this world. It is rather than you're after.

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That's what each and every single one of us is headed towards.

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And we have to think about them.

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You see if anyone was to rely on social security for their retirement years, nowadays, that person

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will be making a very foolish

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assumption. Or they assume that Social Security will be there for them by the time you retire. And everybody now all experts telling you that you ought to really work hard for yourself and you have to say we have to have a retirement plan.

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And people notice

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that no problem.

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There are those who really

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are prepared. And there are those who don't

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matter what the year after is very similar.

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There are those who know

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that this life will come to an end and that no matter how much they have, no matter how much they build. No matter how much they accumulate in this life. They're not going to take any of them

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and the only thing that they will take out of this life

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Are there good deeds,

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or their deeds in general, whether it's good or bad. So they made sure that they have plenty of good deeds

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for the year after

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they make sure they have plenty of good deeds.

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And that's what we need to be thinking about brothers and sisters, all these opportunities that are most of Hamlet has given us in this life, and how we can capitalize on them.

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We know that experts also tell you when you invest, you ought to diversify.

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Don't put your eggs all of your eggs in one basket.

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diversify. There are some people

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who want to rely only on their

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Islam. Oh, I said I shouldn't

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be taking a big chance.

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There are some people say, Well, I'm trying to

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diversify

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the problem some of

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those other things that you need to

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jump on.

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Actually, this relationship that we have for last time $1 42. So what are some verses 10 to 13.

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It is a commerce. It is an exchange of commodities, valuable items, Allah, Allah gave us gifts,

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the gift of life, health and wealth.

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And we have to spend it, whether you like it or not, it will be spent, you have a limited time, and it will be spent.

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So most powerful data gives you a nice offer.

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Oh, you believe

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in God,

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shall I tell you about a commerce that will save you from a painful tournament?

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Do

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you believe in a more

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physical and is trying in the course of a wall with your wealth and your life,

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then

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that is better for you if you don't,

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and then return also handle with data guarantees and heaviness

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a German life.

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Another

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data says in No Man's

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data has a deep purchase from the believers, those who believe in the promise. And at the end of that principle says that the law does not greatest promise from an alpha

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woman

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who would fulfill his promise

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who is more fulfilling,

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more truthful, and his fulfillment and his promise than last time.

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So a lot of purchase from the believers, their lives and their wealth. And in return, he gives a gentleman when the companies have a problem so long it was in a very dispersed, they said, emphasize who was

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and who

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they wonder, these are lives that He has given us, none of us earned his life.

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And the wealth He bestowed upon us the wealth and the ability to earn this wealth. So it all belongs to him. And then on top of that almost Allah gives us gender, isn't it?

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This is Brian.

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What are the for those who see it as a deal? And as an opportunity.

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Take advantage of every moment. Take advantage of every opportunity. Do not underestimate or belittle anything that you would do for the sake of

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machines.

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Brothers and sisters, a man was walking.

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Someone might say well, you're asking me if I don't have much to offer. What do you do?

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Each and every single one of us has something to offer.

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An act of courtesy way is nice because we can alter it

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has great significance. A man was passing by a path, a needle just a branch of a tree

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with some

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thorns and it's a branch of the tree.

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He's not a janitor.

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He was not working for the city.

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But he thought it was his moral obligation. He thought to himself this could well I saw it, and I'm able to avoid it. But what if someone else doesn't see what if someone else gets hurt? a blind man, a little girl, someone else, an animal. So out of courtesy, and for the sake of a while he removed it, just push it aside, how much does that take

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the problem set

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appreciate that out of his and forgive his sins.

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Every time you come across an opportunity, think to yourself, this could be the one thing that you will do, and a lot of how to download, accept. And it could be the cause of your salvation, and

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paradise in the air after

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I say this and ask about some kind of data to make you and I have those who listen and follow the missile when they listen.

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for sale by

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owners,

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there are many causes out there many

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for all of us to be busy with

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something to keep in mind to go after these causes, and work on them.

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And some pretend they don't exist, and turn away from

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one of the common distracting

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elements of our lives.

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his wealth, hour was

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last

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seen in that which amounts to Allah has bestowed upon you in

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the here.

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And in the headings, it says that you're

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the son of Adam foolishly keep saying my wealth, my wealth, my account, my money,

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my properties.

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And we don't realize how relative this term is read as assisted

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English.

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Wherever wherever you want.

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Live as normal as you want, as the promise of a lower dimension. for intermediate one day you shall die. And that's the day when everyone would realize that the money or the wealth that they thought was theirs is not there.

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So which portion of that wealth which is in your name belongs to you?

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Well, don't go too far. Ask them as we go along. And he says, was elected in America 11.

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What do

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you get out of your wealth, nothing except that which you eat

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and consume

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that which you were

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and warehouse, you destroy? That's all he did. That's not what you spend that you enjoy upon yourself.

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And you wonder

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if you were to eat the best meals

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and to wear the best of clothes.

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So no matter how much they do,

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they still have plenty

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leftover

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you're not going to eat more than the average person.

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You're not going to wear more clothes than the average person.

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Chances are we don't even have time for that.

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And then the problem mentions one more. He says one of

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which you have a wealth is that which you spend, and you say, for the sake of Allah, that you hand over to a loss of habitat because

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he hadn't given you the wealth to begin with. And if you give it

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long enough,

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alone,

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this is what counts. Roses. This is what counts.

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I'm not saying do not enjoy your wealth,

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or that

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sort of money. In fact, you should actually enjoy that much of US and Canada.

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Given,

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do not be stingy with yourself or your family.

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However, use some of it for your passion,

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do something for the hereafter.

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In fact, the early scholars used to spend most of us.

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And one of them was asked once, what is the matter with you every time you have something valuable you just shared?

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Give it he said, Well,

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every time

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I look at something, and realize how valuable that is, I think to myself that I need to save this, I need to have it with me permanently.

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What's the point if I have, and I'm so attached to it, and one day I leave it behind.

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So I decide

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to send it to the hereafter. So when I go to the Hereafter, I find that they waiting for me.

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Brothers and sisters, again, there are many opportunities out there. I'll mention one of them that have passed just as of

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last week, I saw how much

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one of the amounts, who is actually collecting funds for the orphans of Africa.

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And I was shocked to learn that every 30 seconds, one child died because of malaria.

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every two to three seconds, another child dies due to hunger related causes.

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This shouldn't be happening in a world where many people are suffering of obesity in America 12% of the children 12 to 15% have obesity related problems.

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This shouldn't be happening unless placed enough wealth and enough resources on this planet for everyone.

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The model was trying hard to collect funds for those people.

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There were enough images to show that this is a sad reality that we have. Yet, the response was not that interesting.

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And I said, I need to address this issue.

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Because this is a chronic problem that we have.

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You have activities and programs that require people to come and volunteer their time. Not necessarily their money but their time. Yet, we still have power, recruiting and bringing people and saying this is for your own good for the sake of the law.

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We have hard time getting people just to respond sometimes with their support or even with their feedback,

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their feedback, their constructive feedback.

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Why

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brothers and sisters we will not treat or look at those things as opportunities. Unfortunately, we consider them to be burdens.

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We consider them to be annoying.

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We consider them to be

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something that is

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not my personal responsibility, but rather someone else's responsibility.

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And this is not the attitude of a believer, the components of the problem some of

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our role models used to rush with the loss of a loved one is called upon to do something good compete, compete, it was a competition why they understood Almost paradise,

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rush, flee, compete sannio

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when it comes to those kind of things,

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they understood, and there was a point where some of them

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have

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achieved, they had achieved whatever they were looking for. So there was the case of Informatica

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where once the problem is a little lower it was after making a great contribution. The Prophet said, Melba

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man will not be harmed by anything that he would do after today. He had developed, he had fulfilled his promise, he has fulfilled his pledge. He has proven himself before on lots of content and so he's there.

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And you can go to any book of Sierra and research and see if man sat down or retired and started going, flying around traveling, playing golf, having fun, you know,

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as man continued until the last, the very last moment of his life

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Until he paid the ultimate price his own money.

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He had already earned gender with his wealth. But he refused.

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He continued

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until he gave the ultimate price.

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Same thing with the rest of the competitors and profit some of each and every single one of them, I was promising the brand that he's pleased with the promise on the lower end, he was told them that their grant agenda yet they did not take it for granted. They continue out of gratefulness, out of appreciation for that difficult loss.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, I need to bring to your attention.

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Starting from hopefully, we will all make this change. Hopefully, starting from the next Friday, try to come as early as possible to the Friday Sermon

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as early as possible.

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So you can have

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most of the rewards and lots of balance

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and make sure that you do not do anything in the process that will invalidate your resort.

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We mentioned last time that talking or moving or getting busy with with objects nullifies the reward of demand, cancel.

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So try to avoid those things for the

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statement of the problem. So it was it was very clear when it comes to this issue. As the last panel guide to the soldiers mercy and His blessings and his peace upon his message.

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And upon those who lost their lives in the past days and weeks of our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world alone.

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Along with my co vaccinated we can see

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what I've seen

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in a long

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time

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everyone