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Attaining the Love of Allah Part 6

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Mohammed Mana

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You know me lay in fact,

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We begin by thanking and praising Alon, we beseech him to shower and so long it was set along with Salutations, compliments peace, mercy and blessings. We ask a lot of teachers that which benefits us, we ask Allah to allow us to benefit from what he has taught us and we ask Allah to increase us in benefit college, we seek a loss, protection and refuge for information that does not bring us closer to him or his pleasure, from which does not tremble at his remembrance from II which does not shed tears.

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From an F that does not find satisfaction, we affirm that nothing is possible except if it makes it so. And he's the one capable of making the most difficult achievable, as to what follows We have been discussing over the past few months, once a month.

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The ways to attain the love of Allah, how to be beloved to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful, the most perfect.

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We said that we claim to love Allah.

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But surely we want to be of those that Allah Himself loves. As Allah mentioned, the Quran you hit boom while you hit buena that they are the believers that Allah loves and they love Allah, Allah Allahu Allah and Allah is pleased with them, they are pleased with Allah.

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So we have been mentioning 10 ways to attain the love of Allah as extracted from the work of a will by him or him Allah. And we began with the fourth in our last meeting together, we started the fourth one, so does anybody who attended before remember, let us quickly remind ourselves what the first three were? The first one was?

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Anybody.

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The first one we said was there are a total Karani with a double reading reciting the Quran with contemplation with reflection. Would you be so kind as to pull the door behind you? Thank you

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reciting the Quran with tetherball with contemplation and pondering, asking questions, seeking lessons and reflections that are relevant, that we can apply in our lives. That's number one. Anybody remember any of the others?

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Very good enough in a taco era la, bete, Noire, Philly bardell pharma. So we seek closeness to Allah by fulfilling the obligatory acts of worship. And once we fulfill the obligatory acts of worship, we now go to the next level of not just doing what's obligatory, but doing voluntary acts of worship because I love my Creator. And so seeking closeness to Allah and so that is something that earns the love of Allah. And number three, anybody remember number three,

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there was no victory adequately Harlan, to consistently and continuously be in a state of remembrance of Allah, remembering Allah, mentally, verbally with the tongue, and contemplating and doing actions that are pleasing to Allah, Vicar remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. And we mentioned with different examples of the

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last time we were together, we started the fourth, the fourth sub anybody remember what it was?

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Yes, very good. We talked about the meaning of the word ethos,

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ethos to give preference to what Allah loves, over what I am desiring over what my desires, our ethos had been, he had become in the hora battle. So those moments when my desires are trying to take the upper hand, that I give preference to what Allah loves over what I am desiring at that moment, we talked about how we talked about desires and wishes, and whims. And we said that to get to this level of muhabba, to reach this level of love, so there needs to be a multi step process. And we said, step one, everything good.

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It would be wonderful if you can make sure it's on the second lucky on.

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The fifth is we said

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pahoehoe enough to overcome the, the desires. We talked about how there are desires that are praiseworthy, and those that are blameworthy, and the ones that are blameworthy are the ones that lead us to something which is impermissible or something which is displeasing

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To unlock, we look at the advice of

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the scholar Abdul Josie

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gives examples about how to overcome those desires. So a person may have some desires may have some inclinations, some leanings,

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you know wishes that are going to lead us away from a lot or lead us towards actions or statements or behavior patterns that are displeasing to Allah. So he gives us a multi step process a seven step process for how to overcome this. Number one, he says, at an insane Lem youth, luckily, how urgent are enamel in our TV? Well, Emily,

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Cain and Abel must have equally hard to remember he's a humble Adam II Sharif Minh, who was either if you helped with by him, or her demeanor after you with the big bucks to help the human Hello, or my FPV totally had that with me Vedic. He says that the step one is to contemplate, to reflect, to think deeply to pause, stop.

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And to think about how, as a human being, I was not created for the purpose of fulfilling my immediate wishes and desires. That's not what Allah created me.

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So we have these desires, usually they're of a physical nature, they deal with something physical, and I want instant gratification. Right, this is this is the this is the disease and the trial of the day that we live in the era that we are in instant gratification, I want something and I want it now.

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And those of you that are parents, you're probably all struggling with your

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some of your family members. But even as adults, we have the same problem to let us not only blame our kids, we have the same problems as well. Instant gratification, so I want now. So he says, reflect over the purpose of my creation. I wasn't created to fulfill all of my pleasures and desires right now. That's not what I want me to me.

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That's not what I was created to me. And he mentioned to compare and contrast between the human being and the other mammals, animals in the animal kingdom, right. So they say the human being is one species out of the animal kingdom, right? So you have trees and rocks and rivers and then you also have animals, right you have bat or the lab, something that walks on the earth, or moves in this earth. So amongst all of these, the human being is unique sticks out from amongst the giraffes, and the monkeys and the cows and the sheep and the birds and the fish. You can keep going the human is different. They breathe, we breathe. They eat, we eat.

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They

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poop we poop too.

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They procreate we procreate. They have homes, we have homes.

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They seek shelter from, you know, the elements we seek shelter from the elements, they try to get food, we try to get food

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very similar, what makes us different? How am I different than an animal?

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An animal only does these things.

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The animals are only fulfilling their physical desires and needs needs to It's a neat I need to eat otherwise, you're gonna die. You need to drink a few muscular no problem. The animal to the animal knows if I don't eat, I'm gonna die. So the animal spends its efforts in pursuit of food.

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But if that's all I'm doing, if that's all I'm doing, if every time I have a physical desire, and just fulfill it, then how am I different than an animal

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so when I am at that moment where my head or my nerves is overcoming and I just want to just give in, even though I know this is not permissible or this is not healthy, or this is not pleasing to Allah, but I just want to do it for God's sake. Well, not for God's sake.

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What So pause he says, step one, reflect over the fact that I wasn't created to go through this process of every time I want something, just do it. That's not whether that's how the animals are made. But that's not how I was made.

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I heard someone recently talk about how the really enjoy the month of Ramadan.

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We enjoy the motto. What makes Oman different is that Ramadan, there is a sown. What is a song, a song who attempts to stop yourself to hold back.

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The rest of the year we eat we drink no problem. We sleep all night, no problem. Those are held on things and then

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We stay away from food and drink, which is perfectly healthy, but we stop ourselves consciously and willingly. We give up some of that sleep, we give up from some of our wealth, extra soda.

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So we purposely stir, and in turn, we find all of this happiness, Mashallah, everybody loves it, oh my god.

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Why? Because you are fulfilling your purpose. You are fulfilling the purpose of your creation, we were created to submit and surrender to Allah, we will not create it to submit and surrender to our desires. If we submit and surrender to our desires, we are animals.

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And who wants to be an animal?

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What about Corona, Benny, Adam, we have honored

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the son of Adam.

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So number one is to reflect over the purpose of our creation that we were not created for the purpose of fulfilling all of our desires and giving in, that's how the animals are. And I'm supposed to be different than the animals number two.

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And you.

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So he says, to contemplate at what the end result will be. So I'm at that moment again, where my hammer where my desires are going to overcome. And I want to just give in, so I stop. And I think, why was I created? I'm different than animals. Number two, I think to myself, what will be the end result?

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What will be the result of giving into this desire? What am I going to miss out on? What are the different rewards and a job and so on, and pleasure of Allah that I'm going to be missing out on.

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I'm going to be missing out on these opportunities. If I have given to these, maybe I'm not gonna be able to do some other acts that would earn me reward with Allah. This is the alphabet, this is gonna be the end result. So yeah, I will get this desire, then what?

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I will look back and recognize what I've missed out. And I'll feel bad that I've missed out on opportunities for hate, for goodness, whether in my dunya, or in a fella

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number thing.

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And yet, so well, and until in the human Hawa, tomato sold that house in October, let them know who you are who you're laughing.

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You're laughing He says number three, Anita Sora is that that the person of intellect and intelligence visualizes

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what harms they will have after giving into these desires. So we mentioned number two is to think about what good I'm going to miss out on. Also think about what harms I will put in my way. What are the side effects, you know, when you get a medicine or a drug, and you go to the pharmacist, and the pharmacist gives you the prescription. And it says By the way, there are some side effects. This may cause diarrhea and vomiting and itchiness and drowsiness and lack of sleep or too much sleep, or anxiety or this or that and you're like, Am I taking medicine to make me feel better?

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There are side effects, right? No, sometimes we need those medicine even with the side effects. So fulfilling that, however, also has side effects. It's temporary enjoyment at that moment. Feels good, fun. I enjoy. I'm happy and relaxed. But what are the side effects? What are the negative things that are going to come into my life as a result of fulfilling this desire? Stop it think about that, and list them out to yourself 123 etc.

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Number four.

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And yet, so what if you help the lady

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number four, all of those harms and side effects. Think about how it's going to think of those negative side effects with respect to others.

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If I just fulfill this desire, how is this going to negatively impact other people?

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And this is a very important point. Because oftentimes, we feel that our sins or our poor choices only affect us.

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No, I am doing something in private. It's just me.

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But that's dead wrong. That's absolutely wrong.

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We are human beings. And Allah created us in this dunya in this earth together.

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And when one of us makes a poor decision, it will affect the others around them.

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Even if it's a very personal thing, it was like No, this is between me and God. I know this is between you and God, but you're going to be causing negative impacts to creation around just humans.

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Look at the opposite. If a person is righteous

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If a person is upright, and God conscious, and they're striving to do actions of hate and goodness, and sincere to Allah, doesn't that make everyone around him or her in a better situation?

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Even if they're doing anything to you, they are doing salah and so and Vicky and Mashallah, and they're staying away from hell on things, you're gonna benefit, even if they're not giving you anything. But when you are in the presence of someone who is righteous, you will benefit.

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And the opposite is not the case. So if I'm doing something that is harmful, that is sinful disobedience to Allah, I'm going to affect those around me as well.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a Hadith, he mentioned five things, that the people engage five different actions that the people engage in, and it warrants and causes certain punishments from Allah that affect everyone.

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And we mentioned that in our Wednesday class, you can check the video and shall it's a long Hadith and we spoke about it in detail. Also from the story of Musa alayhis salaam. When Musa with his own bedding, Salah L and they were suffering from drought and they had no water. They told mostly make dua for us. So we can have rain water, and Masami da Allah told Moosa you are prevented from water because there is one person amongst you that is Alice Lee, that is persistently defiantly disobedient, so you're not getting rain

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because of not one person.

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So everyone's affected

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so much that he said, I'm turned to the people. He said, there's some of us who's who's persistently disobeying Allah, and Allah is not going to give us rain as long as you're amongst us. So you need to get out

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who's gonna leave at that time? No one wants to be embarrassed. So this person know how he was. So he made to Matala. he repented to Allah. He asked a lot for forgiveness. And he asked a lot to be concealed. He said, Oh, this time has been disobeying you, you can seal and protected me and kept me covered. And now I am repenting to you keep me concealed.

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And then it started raining. So Moses said to Allah, Oh Allah, you said you would not give us rain until this person leaves, but no one left. And we have read what happened. Allah said that person made Toba and their toboe was so sincere because of them. I give you a ring.

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Moosa said who this person is, Allah said to Musa I did not expose him when he was sinning you think I'm going to expose him when he repented?

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In the ark era, in the Hereafter, every person is responsible only and exclusively for their actions, because alpha is a place of complete justice. But in this dunya we are a pfitzner for one another. What jalna babbacombe labelling fitna at us Varun, we are a trial for one another, we benefit each other, we also harm each other as well. Allah says, Are you going to be patient? Will you be patient. So in this dunya, we affect each other, we have an impact. When you are righteous, I benefit. When I am sinful, you will be harmed.

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We impact one another. And you can't escape that. That's how Allah made us as human beings were related and tied and connected. We're sharing this world together, and the one at 10 00 to his or her every soul is held accountable for their own good and bad, no one's going to be paying the price for anyone's wrong, no one's going to be rewarded for anyone else's good.

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But in this dunya, we are a test for one another higher and sharp.

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Number five.

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And he took care of him.

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That

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APU and the whole exhibition were in Hawaii.

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He said number five, reflect and contemplate over what it is that you're seeking of this desire. You're at that moment where how and desire is going to overcome. Just take a minute and pause and think what is it that I really want to fulfill what desire is it right now? Is it really that special?

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Is it really that amazing?

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Is it that enjoyable? Or is it very temporary? and small? Is it really worth it? As they say?

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And he says if you really ponder and question yourself, you will come to the conclusion with your outcome with your intellect that it's not worth it. But then he says this proverb in Arabic in NEMA and

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However,

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the eye for the desire is blind.

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The eyes for the desire, just like how, you know, they say your eyes is bigger than your stomach when you see all this food, and you want to get all of this food, and then you get through hospital like,

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I can't finish. What was I thinking? Well, when I was serving, I was thinking I'm gonna come for a second. I'm gonna finish all this and I'm gonna come for a second. Same thing. So at that moment of how have desire, the the eye in the eye that is looking at the desire is actually blind. It only sees that desire in front of it, it doesn't see the outcome and the long term. There's no foresight. That's why you have to pause and think and the outcome will tell you that

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the designer is recognizing this desire is a blind eye.

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Number six,

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near to Deborah Isabella, Betty

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was the law

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firm in a Heidi mahana bahawa, who has served we are waiting whereas

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women in a hurry hadn't heard about who Hawa who in la vida de fin FC, he is

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the law.

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He says, imagine

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the the dignity and the honor and the strength that you will feel by overcoming your desire.

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Because he says Ma'am, in it nobody ever overcame overpowered their desire, except that they felt immense strength

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and dignity and honor.

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And there is no one that gave into their desires, except that they felt humiliated and weak.

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So imagine how you would feel to feel strong and seek the feeling of strength and think about how frustrating and painful it is to feel humiliated and weak.

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And reflect over that. A cyber seven

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and FIFA either till mohalla till Hawa, Munich de sabich in Germany for dunya wassalam 18 FC, allegedly Phil ophira

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through maracas, feta Fokker la Hello, Fisher soulwax eva rica in an avid are in a fraud we had been highlighting and highlighting a demo user for the Hema salon, where he lived that he has a Hemi hatha.

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He says number seven Finally, after you go through the all of this step by step thought process, this is all a mental everything we're talking about right now, you're like, paused, and you're going through this thought process in your head.

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And the final step of that thought process

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is to reflect over the benefits that you will acquire from opposing and rejecting your desires

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in terms of agile and reward, and praise, that Allah will reserve for you in this dunya and in the alpha. And also think of the opposite, that if I give into this desire, the humility and the pain and the negative side effects that I will have to endure. And then he said something amazing, he said, reflect Finally, as you close this mental thought process, and you come to a conclusion, should I fulfill this desire or I shouldn't

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think about the story of Adam

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and the story of use of

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a lot of us both stories in the Quran. And Sunnah. Allah told him this Jenna is for you. Cooler mean her heavy sushi tomorrow than you and your wife eat from this gender what ever you want.

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When I talk about heavy hitter Java,

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from close to this one tree, how many trees are in the agenda at that time with Adam?

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Hello, Adam. So any

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a lot of them don't come close to this tree.

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Or did shavon shavon come to them and said oh, this one's the best one.

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And I do look at when we're mocking bla bla bla. Adam, I'm gonna direct you to a tree that will grant you immortality and the dominion and wealth will never run out. Or the human being wants to live forever and have wealth that never ends.

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So the human being wants

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for the lahoma be Whoa, whoa.

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In Nila Kumar Amina NASA hain. So he

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shavon he deluded, he painted a false picture and convinced them that this which is fake is real.

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It's fake. But it looks so real. Because he was really good at marketing.

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He was he was a master advertiser.

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And he swore to them, by God, I am sincerely advising you for your own good. I'm not getting anything out of this. I'm telling you for your own benefit. In the like when I'm in NASA, and I'm sincere advisor to you.

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I can Amina so they from that tree.

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They ate from that tree, they're out, I became exposed.

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And they realized

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we weren't supposed to do that.

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They did the aid from the cheat and they realized it wasn't worth it. After all.

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They need doba. And Allah forgive them. Because whoever makes Toba sincerely Allah promised to forgive them. But that doesn't mean there's no consequences.

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The fact that Allah forgives, you doesn't mean that you have to face consequences for your poor choices. So there's a consequence for Jamia, you got to descend, you got to get down from here, you're forgiven.

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But you got to get down. You can't be in this gender anymore.

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And in dunya, there's going to be Misha and hardship and toil.

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What you're gonna do, that's a consequence. That's the story of Adam Adam has said, and then Allah told us about the story of use of

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use of had all the cards stacked against him.

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He's a young man. He's young in age, he had all of his strength, and youth and zeal and energy, and he was pretty

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beautiful, handsome young man.

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And he's in the house. And as he is of the of the, the Emperor, the governor, that the person of, of might the leader, the ruler at that time.

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And his wife wanted him for herself. So she seduced him. And she was very beautiful to

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absorb, she got them in the room and she locked the door, she didn't just lock number two, the scores of tests, he said there was lock after lock after luck.

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Mean,

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number one, well, there's no way for you to run two.

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But also for too long, no one's gonna find you here.

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One of the things that holds us back from committing mistakes, is the fear of embarrassment. I don't want to be embarrassed.

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So feel free from embarrassment, nobody gonna find you in here is just you and me.

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Akala t tallac.

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So he could have, he could have just gone ahead with her plan. Nobody would have known.

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Nobody would have known.

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Because she also has an incentive to keep it secret. If you really analyze the situation, it's crazy. So he has every reason to go for because she also he's an avid he's a slave boy there. He's a servant boy. So it's shameful for her that everybody finds out that she is having relations with the servant boy. So he doesn't have any risk of being shamed or embarrassed.

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no risk of that happening.

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But still,

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in a war.

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He said, I asked a lot for protection.

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He is my lord and master and creator, and he was excellent in his dealings and treatment of me.

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So in this moment of complete privacy, he remembered a lot. And so he ran away. And that's it ended there. She wasn't gonna go without a fight.

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She grabbed him into his clothes ripped.

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And then she ended up blaming him, and she's in a position of authority. So who's gonna listen to his side of the story? Anybody gonna be interested in his side of the story? No, because she's the woman in charge. And she had him thrown into prison. And he's in jail for years. He's in jail.

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And then he's forgotten about

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his cellmate who he had such an impact on on his goodness. Becky's when you get out and you're working for the king remote. He mentioned me to the

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sea.

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mean, the guy came out of prison he working for the king. He forgot all about us. So he was stuck

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in that jail bill glass pane for multiple years.

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Just left there. Nobody asks about usif nobody cares about him.

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would we ever guess that this was the man who would end up being one of the ministers of the political establishment there?

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he's forgotten

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but allows a panel to add a had their plan and create a situation where Yousuf would shine.

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And his before he reaches that status, by the way, is Austin's gets proclaimed.

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So the king finally there was a situation he had a dream. Finally he says,

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they can't use it. He says, Go back to the king, decaf,

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latte Aparna ad of one, go back to your kid before I come and tell him to go investigate the case of all those ways back in the day.

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So the king investigates call Natasha de la

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Marinelli, humans su politeama as easy and hassle Hippo and over to her NFC. The truth came out until the very woman that was seducing him, her she herself said the truth has come out. I was trying to overpower him. And he didn't want

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the truth came out. But it took many years. And then use of became at a status where he was in charge and he was a minister and then his family he brings them from the place from the civilization of Canada and he brings them to Egypt and his family is honored and hosted in your home and that's the beginning of many Salam al

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Qaeda and they prostrated

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and use of is there another outage on the throne, a person of dignity, respect his strength on here.

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Why? Because he overcame his desire.

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All of these are the outcomes of overcoming the desire.

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inshallah, when we're done, you can ask questions,

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write them down so you don't forget them. So this was the seven step process that Abigail Josie recommends going through a seven step mental thought process that he recommends going through

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at the moment when you feel the overcoming

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play.

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Number two, number two, we're talking about

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how to prefer what Allah loves over what I love. We said the first one is overcoming

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the desires. Number two is mohar left to hell and ness.

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Number two, to be able to prefer what Allah loves over what I love, which is this chapter we're on to attain the love of Allah

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is to go against

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to go against the desires of the other people around me.

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So in the first section, we talked about my own desires, but sometimes we do things not because I desire them, but because that's what everyone around me is doing. And we don't want to be weird. We don't want to be the ones that stick out. We don't want to be the ones that are different. So a lot of times we do a lot of impermissible things that a lot does not love because everyone else is doing it

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was that he can be either medium shala female whom I will insure off you rather him be him female if you can help but you mean my Yoshi boo Allahu Allah you have woundedness server on Canada nicotine FC only pneus we have to go away in the opposite direction and inhale off to lean away from

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that which the people desire or if not which is going to be pleasing to them in the case and in the situation where it does not agree with what Allah loves and prefers.

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Whether that is for my own personal gain, or for the gain and benefit of other people.

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Allahu Subhana who

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are the very NFP iturbi he sabirah minion Amara beautyberry him sakara Subhana

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Allah Subhana

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Zach, I'm lucky enough

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to be roof while at tiberiu soon for the follow up babbacombe and sebelah Allah says in Surah 10 nm

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which is chapter number six,

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verse 153.

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Allah says what?

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The monster demon, this is my path, Allah says the path that I have chosen for you, it's a straight up right path to follow through. So follow this path and stick to it while at the Tiberius Soobin and don't follow all of these offshoot paths, small roads that are away from the path of Allah

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become an servita that will separate you and disunite you and break you apart and take you away from the path of Allah.

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So following what Allah loves his team, you know, 17 times a day when we stand in salah and we say Idina

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team so open levina

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Brd him with a bow Nene.

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I mean,

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that is the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is the path of doing what he loves. And the people on it are Allah Xena, and I'm telling him, the people on that path are the people that you have blessed over law. Why because they did what you love and you love them. A lot told us the people on this path are and narrabeen will sleep deep in

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profits, cheese for people murders righteous, Allah loves these people.

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So this is the sort of stuff that is a path of people that Allah loves. And we are here to talk to each other about how to be amongst those that Allah loves. So beyond that path, well that

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don't follow all of these narrow, narrow alleyways and small roads and streets here and there and there and here. That will end up separating and breaking you apart. These are the civil of ns. These are the pathways of the people this is what they love. This is what people in this dunya praise.

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But it's not what Allah loves.

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Allah subhana wa tada also says in the Quran, many was

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the meta Yana

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mini de la dee

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Surah Nisa, which is chapter number four, verse 115.

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Allah Subhana Allah says, Whoever disobeys and defies the messenger, after the messenger has come and made very clear to you what is guidance and truth. And on top of that, we add a layer of heaviness meaning here is the the punch line or the point in this verse related to our topic, that he follows a path that is different than the path of the upright meaning of the righteous believers. This is the path of disbelievers and people that do that which Allah displeases no matter what low honestly he Johanna masa Tomasi Allah, Allah says we will lead them onto the path that they themselves have taken for themselves and they will be destined for the Hellfire and that is the

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worst possible place that you can end up.

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A lot also made very clear to us the pathways of criminals and wrongdoers and oppressors Allah says in the Quran, okay, then he can reverse lead with a tee when he does stebbing sob, emoji mean, Allah said we made the verses in the signs very clear

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and recognizable.

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So that the pathways of the Majidi mean the pathways of the criminals, the methodology of the criminals, the behavior patterns of those that are displeasing to Allah will be very obvious.

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Allah in this perfect religion of his has made very clear to us the truth and falsehood, so that we know what to follow and what to stay away from a lot in the Quran told us about the prophets and the messengers. He also told us about fit our own and our own and Herrmann and Abu lahab.

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And the people from Boehm ad and the people of own thermowood and the people of own loop and the people have gone newish. A lot of us who are the people that are victorious and upon truth, and justice, and a lot told us who are the people that are upon falsehood and oppression and arrogance and disbelief. These were victorious and saved, these were punished and destroyed.

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align this perfect balance Dean has made clear to us what is correct and how to follow it and what is unhealthy and criminal and how to stay away from it.

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Allah subhanaw taala even the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam, even with sudo Allah,

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Allah gave him clear directions of who to associate himself with and who not to associate himself with. So Allah told the messenger in solitary sauce, which is chapter eight.

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So we can fact check that I think it's 20 verse 87.

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What I also do Nick and I are Tila Heba is only like a lake over the road in our big one at a coup then Amina machete kin. Allah says Don't let the disbelievers pull you and drag you away.

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For verses of Allah and the signs of Allah once they have been revealed to you, but call to Allah,

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and don't be amongst the disbelievers, the idolatry idolaters and those that worship other than Allah, don't be amongst them.

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On the flip side in solitary calf, Allah said, is a common law. And on the flip side in solitary calf, Allah told his messenger who to associate himself with mowlana

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Allahu

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wa Vanessa, ceramide Echo, Echo, look at the photon.

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Shaffer Hans OBD

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Zakouma hidrolik masala, Mohamed Salah, thank you for visiting us. Your presence is appreciated.

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In sort of this messenger who to associate yourself with, so he said, Allah said sawtell calf was smart enough Sakuma aladeen A Drona Raja home belladati Rashi, reading Raja

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Wakanda amaroo furuta. Allah Be patient, with CO with the people that are calling upon Allah. They're worshipping Allah, by day by morning and by evening. They're seeking the reward from Allah and don't go away from them. Because you are seeking some worldly gain or benefit.

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When I tutor and don't follow and obey those that that have rejected and turned a blind eye and were heedless to our signs, and they followed their desires

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and their end affairs were in loss.

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their balance sheets at the end, were big, red negative. They were in loss. Allah said these people they follow the hell up what are we talking about here?

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overcoming Hello, not following the hell up. Sometimes it's not my house, but it's the those people the Prophet told the messenger don't follow those people who are following their house stay away from them.

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Allah told us in the Quran, don't be in the presence of those that are mocking Allah and His dm

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for a temporary do man whom hetalia who do Thea de familia de don't stick around in those gatherings until they change the subject and they talk about something which is pure, unhealthy, even being in the presence of those that are speaking ill or mocking God or his messengers or his religion. We're not supposed to be in those gatherings. We should not expose ourselves to that kind of speech and that kind of behavior.

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To close this point, a man wrote a letter to the to the DA who the party

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amabilidad for wamena dounia abelia cd Maserati de Nick, come out Obi Wan Wan Bill caffee Madhavi Dini him wassalam

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a man wrote to the party

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and he said, Give me some advice. Give me some more like give me some beneficial reminder that will bring me closer to Allah.

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So he wrote him

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Not even two lines in this book over here, it's a line in less than a half. Maybe if you use a big font, I don't know how many lines it will be, but less than a line and a half.

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He said, A my bad as to what follows meaning he began by praising Allah and sending salutations upon his message he said as to what follows, then be content with something little from this dunya while maintaining the safety and security of your da, just like how other people were acquiring so much from this dunya but they were okay with losing their Dean wasallam.

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That was

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number three.

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So we said number one, is to overcome. And we mentioned the seven step process. Number two was to also go against the house of other people. And number three, as we come up close to this section here

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would have to shave on one which I headed to earlier,

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too, push away and reject shavonne and to engage in war

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against shavon and his allies.

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We got away in a state of war against shavon and his allies. And this is not the kind of war that you see in video games, or on TV or what the news shows clips here and there. No, no, no, not that kind of war. There are no bullets in this war. There are no muscles in this war. There are no tanks in this war. There are no swords, there's no punching, there's no kicking.

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This is an internal battle.

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A lot of data told us in the Quran in shavon Anna coonoor.

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In

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the akuna

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this very, Allah said a shavon for you is a clear enemy.

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So consider him nothing but an enemy. Don't take him as a friend. Don't take him as remember the story of Adam in the document Amina Nasir Hien. I'm a I'm a sincere advisor to you. No, no, he is not a sincere advisor. He is an enemy. When does your enemy ever advise you sincerely for your benefit?

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It doesn't work like that. He wouldn't be your enemy it'd be your friend. And she upon is your enemy.

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In my address is by Julio kuromon. As Heidi said, she upon calls his party she upon wants to grow his gathering. So there will be his companions in the hellfire.

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And then there in the Hellfire, they will blame him and they will complain to god she upon led us astray and Satan will say hey, don't blame me. Blame yourselves. I only invited you you responded to the call.

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We don't have too much time left actually just five minutes and there are many verses in the Quran that are very relevant and pertinent but I want to focus on one Allah subhana wa tada says in the end of sorted anchor boots, the final verse in selected anchor boot, le look up what chapter number sorts of anchor booties please. So what's an anchor? Would anybody know?

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Yeah, what chapter number is that?

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2929 Okay, Chapter 29 verse 69, the last verse in total Angkor Wat Allah subhana wa tada says, the inner journey to phenol Andean?

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Allah Subhana, Allah says, Those that participate in jihad,

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which is a noble word, we're not going to let anybody take that word away from us.

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For our sake, for Allah sake, we will guide them to our paths,

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we will guide them to the paths that lead to a loss of pleasure.

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This Jihad here is against the tests and the distractions and the

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how and the desires that we are tested with. How do we know well look at the beginning of sorts of ankle boots. By the way, every soldier in the Koran, the beginning of the soldier and the end of the soul are connected. You just have to dig and find the relationship and the link between the two. So what's your ankle boot begins? How How does it begin? Roughly I mean, has he been told aku aku

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afternoon. Allah begins by saying that

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People really think that we are going to create them. And they will just be left like that.

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to just say we believe we're Mormon, we have faith and they will not be tested. Do people really think that's going to happen? You just say I'm a Mormon, no more test. Gods for 1011. amicably him

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we tested the people before as well alone will make very clear who are those that are truthful in their statement of belief. Mm hmm. They said we believe a lesson we will make it clear who was truthful in that statement and who's just empty talk.

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And then sorta to Lanka boot concludes, when Latina Jahangir phenol Anna Deanna home, sobre, you struggle and you persevere and you sacrifice, Allah will guide you to the paths that lead to his pleasure.

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So there can be no defeat of shirvan without fighting shavon without fighting his whispers, and the temptations and the things that he beautifies Xion Allahumma shavon shavon makes these false actions look pretty. Remember how we said in the story of Adam, he painted a false picture and then convinced them that that was a reality. That's what shape on does

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paint something fake, and makes it look really pretty. So we have to fight shape on and that's how we will overcome our desires. And that's one of the ways that we will attain the love of Allah subhana wa tada The next section, which is the fifth way to attain the love of Allah and that's what we will be talking about next month. Next month. inshallah, tada we are in October right now, I'll tell you in sha Allah, our next appointment because we do this once a month, folks,

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is going to be November 17,

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the third Friday of November, November 17. inshallah tada ffm we will talk about number five, mobile natural Kelby Esma he was effective, exposing the heart and internalizing with the heart, the names and the attributes of Allah subhana wa Tada. This will be the fifth way that we can attain the love of Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us of those who love Him, and of those who have his love along the Inanna soroka back was a book that I met in your party buena era before carrying Obama we asked you for your love and the love of those whom you love and the love of actions which bring us closer to you or allow you are the most generous akuto polyhedra stuff Ilaha como salam wa

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Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam Allahu Allah I think it's time for us allotted a shot but if there are any questions I will be available for you after salon shala because we have to do so now inshallah tada no in the masala I will be available Charla but it's time for a shot. I apologize. We didn't leave time for questions inshallah, after sila Samadhi