Jumuah Khutbah 12-9-16

Mohammed Mana

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This Jumuah Khutbah/Talk was delivered at IIOC by Sheikh Mohammed Mana

December 9, 2016

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ilaha illa La La sharika What should I do now? Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa. He was actually he was so limited Sleeman kathira

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We begin by thinking and praising Allah subhana wa tada The one who is most deserving of our things and our praise. We seek aid we seek His help we seek His guidance. And we seek protection We seek refuge in Allah subhanahu wa taala. From the evil around us from the evil within ourselves from the evil consequences of our poor choices. We bear witness that there is absolutely no one and nothing worthy to be worshipped except Allah subhanho wa Taala, exclusively alone. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is his last and final, beloved messenger. May Allah shower him with his Peace and mercy and blessings, and his family and his companions and all those who follow

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his son, his tradition until the end of time.

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It can be declared quite confidently that almost everyone if not everyone wishes and desires to have a high status

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to have an honorable and high elevated position and status. And I don't necessarily mean in terms of leadership or being a ruler or whatnot. But I mean, in terms of in the eyes of people to be honored.

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Nobody wants to be humiliated or debased, or to be a lowly individual or to be seen as that. Nobody wishes that for themselves.

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And you can say that that's a natural desire found in most, if not all people.

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And so on that topic, I wanted to spend a couple of minutes talking about an individual that is mentioned in the title on

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a special individual. One of the prophets that has mentioned in the Quran

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and some of the prophets some of the messengers. They're mentioned their name comes often in the book of Allah subhanho data.

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If you peruse if you read your survey of the Quran, you will find mention of the Prophet Adam. In many places, you will find mention of the Prophet Nui in many places, Moosa in many, many places, Raisa in many places, Ibrahim, all over the world on

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but there are some profits

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that are not mentioned as often.

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And so today, let us pause with one of those profits one of those MBA, he is a nibi.

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He is one of the MBA profits. And his name was Idris. Idris Ali Hassan. He is mentioned in the Quran twice.

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In one occasion, he's not even mentioned alone. He's mentioned with other special people in the poll on what he you know, he did so within a given good Illumina slobin. Allah mentions him alongside his summary, and will Kiffin and says that they were patient.

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Well, I'd have known feel mattina

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Allah says that we entered them into our mercy. And Allah says that they were of the slyly Thien, righteous, pious obedience, servants of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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In another place in the Quran in surah, Miriam Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, where the cornfield kitabi Idris make mention in the book of the prophet Idris in the who can, Deacon nebia he was so deep. He was someone that embodied truthfulness. And he was nav he was a prophet. And Allah subhana wa tada said about him next world author now who mccannon earlier

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we elevated him, we raised him to a high place to a high status. And that's it.

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You won't find dimension of Idris anywhere else in the pool and there is no other details about him or his life in the portal.

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There are some narrations about at least at a salon but they are also few, for example, the profits that allow her to sell him said it comes in a narration and there might be some dispute on the authenticity. But the prophet SAW Selim said that a woman hopper Nebula Idris that the first of human beings that learned how to sew that Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired with the knowledge of sewing clothing, it was it is something interesting it did he scheme he was from the progeny of Adam it cetera. And before then people used to just wrap themselves with individual pieces of cloth. But it is early Saddam was taught by Allah subhana wa Tada. And he was inspired with the knowledge of

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selling pieces of clothing together. Interesting, interesting piece of information about Nebula entities.

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But we have information about Idris as we do with other profits, from narrations that come from the people of the book, I had to look it up. The scholars refer to these narrations as istilah aliette. Now we take these narrations and we study them. And if we find that there is information in the book of Allah or in the Sunnah of Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam, that agrees with this piece of information, then we can accept it. But if we find anything in the book of Allah or in the Sunnah of His Messenger, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. That is contradictory. We are not willing or interested to accept anything that is contradictory to the book of Allah or the son of his messenger.

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So if we look at these narrations that we inherit from the people of the book,

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these idiots narrations, we find that there is a narration about Idris that says that it is was informed. It is was told that for every good deed and every action that his followers his people do, he will receive the reward of that as well.

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Meaning he's getting double reward.

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Now, that's really good news. That means he's having a lot of a lot of reward. Now keep in mind that it is as a Navy,

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as a Navy as a prophet.

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He did not receive

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a new message. His job was to confirm and remind and reiterate and establish the message of the soul of the messenger

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or the nebby before him.

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And so he did not come his people were upon Toshi, after Adam, and he said, um, for many generations, that people were still upon belief in the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, they may have had some mistakes and their actions or their behaviors, and Allah would send a newbie, a prophet, to remind them to serve as a reminder. Now the next after him was know how to install them. And we spoke a few weeks ago about how the people began worshipping idols other than Allah. And so Noah was set to reteach the people the foundational message of tawheed. But it is very seldom his job. And his mission was to remind people of the message that the previous prophets had brought

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forth. And so he was constantly reminding people, that was his job day in day out, reminding.

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And so it comes in this narration, as we said that he was told that he will receive the reward, double award essentially, of every single person from his people, whatever they do, he gets that same reward with them. And so it did this was very hopeful and very happy to receive this news.

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Eventually, he lived his life. And he felt that the time of his death might be approaching soon.

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And it is either his Salaam cannot allow that to be heard in America. He had a connection with one of the angels, one of the angels, he had a connection with one of the angels. And so he told this angel. He said to him,

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that this is the news that I have received about all of this multiplied, multiplied reward and a job that I will be receiving

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And I wish for my life to be extended.

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I wish for my life to be extended.

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So can you take me to medical mode to the angel of death. So perhaps we can negotiate with him that he does not take my soul yet, but he extends my life a bit more.

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The angel responded to him, he said, this is from the decree of Allah,

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the time when a person is to die. That's not up to you. That's not up to me. As a matter of fact, it's not even up to the angel of death. He fulfills the command from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But let us go and speak to the angel of death. And let's see what he says. First of all,

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so this angel took Idris Ali Salam and ascended into the heavens.

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And we know Allah subhana wa tada said about the heavens about the skies, that they are separate smls seven skies, libata layers, one on top of another

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until this angel and Idris reached a summer of labia, the fourth sky.

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And they're in that level in that station. They met medical modes, they met the angel of death.

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And so this angel spoke to medical mode and said I have with me and I'll be your ally this

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and so the Angel of Death said What is your

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and he said he wanted to come and ask you if you can extend

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his lifespan.

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And so the Angel of Death said Subhan Allah, Exalted Allah praise Allah. He said Allah subhana wa Taala had given me the command to take the soul of Idris an appointed time. But what was interesting is that Allah subhanaw taala gave medical notes to that command and he told him that you will do so in a location for summer labia in the fourth sky. And medical most said, I was surprised how am I going to take his soul in the fourth sky and he did. He says from the dwellers of the earth, what could possibly send him to the fourth sky and here you are bringing him up and I am now descending to take the soul of Idris and you have now reached a center of Liberia. This is the command of Allah

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subhana wa Tada.

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And it recently he said a medical note took his soul and that was the end of his life.

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So many of the scholars of Tafseer many of them when they commented on this verse in the Quran, where Allah subhana wa tada speaking about it, he said, what a foreigner who McCann and Aliya, we elevated him, we raised him to a high place. Many of them they said this is mccannon only in the dunya was a healer, that he had a high status in this dunya because he's an abbey of Allah, and he's a man of soybean and have slightly been patient and pious. And also he has a high status in an alpha, because the NBA they will be rewarded for their struggle and for their work and for their effort. And for their piety, they will be in genda.

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But in addition to that many of the scholars of Tafseer said, literally This means a high place because it needs to really sit on the roof is

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that his soul was taken in the fourth sky that Well, most people are dying on the earth or in the sea. It is and instead I met medical mode in a high place.

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So not only is his status high, with respect to his position, and his role, but also literally his status is high because he passed away in the fourth sky in an elevated

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place.

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And this was Idris Ali Hassan this was the Prophet that we don't have too much mention of in the Quran. But of the things that are long so panelizer Allah chose to tell us about him is that what offer I know mccannon earlier, we elevated him to a high station and a high place. And this narration that we get from the people of the book was confirmed not only by this verse, but also by the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our beloved messenger when he embarked on the journey of it, it's a lot with a lodge. When the angel Jubilee took him and ascended up with him into the heavens, the prophets that along rather send them informed us inauthentic belief that he

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met a decrease in the fourth sky for summer Lybia.

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So let us take a pause and extract and reflect a few lessons from the life of Ed sir it is Sarah May Allah subhana wa tada open our minds in our hearts barakallahu li with a comfortable whenever anyone can be my female at with liquid Hakeem abou matters Marina was still feudal law he would come. But he said he didn't really mean I mean could even been Festo Pharaoh in the hula

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For him

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Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Medina via VEDA Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad in avocado so he can reveal to me where early he was like me he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira, bad Idris or le his ceram, one of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala has been elevated to a high place. What are the lessons that we can extract? What did he possibly do to reach such a level? And to reach such a status that all of us yearn for? Every human being wants to have a high status and a high position to be respected, to be honored?

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So what is it that Denise already said I'm did first and foremost, it is mentioned of the description. The description of Idris is that he was large in stature, he was very tall. This is something that has mentioned about his physical stature. But it was said about Idris that he used to frequently lower his gaze. And he used to walk in a manner that was very calm and composed and collected. He was a humble person. And the prophets of Lahore, it was said I'm told us in authentic hadith, mentor worldwide Illa, Allah for Allah and whosoever humbles themselves, carries themselves in a manner that is humble that is respectful, not arrogant, or pompous. Then this person allows a

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penalty it will reward them by raising them.

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You see when we try to raise ourselves, when we try to blow up ourselves when our status and we want to be, have an expanded ego and be big people and praise ourselves and mention our accomplishments. The result of that is that we will be very small people that are arrogant in this dunya they will be resurrected the size of ants on the Day of Judgment, tiny little insects.

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But when a person carries themselves in a manner that is humble Allah Subhana Allah raises them. Allah subhana wa tada raises them Allah describes the believers were a bad man in Medina am Shona, an early honer, the true servants of the Most Merciful of Allah, the Most Merciful. They are the ones who walk on this earth with humility.

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not seeking a high status, not overpraising themselves and thinking so highly of themselves. A lot of told us about people that thought very highly of themselves, a lot told us about our own, who was very wealthy and very arrogant. And when the people around him advised him and they told him Relax, man, relax, be grateful to Allah Don't be so arrogant. He said, caller ID number 82 who are other in all of this wealth that I have? It's just my knowledge. That's why that's how I got it. Allah said, how would I mirror them and Allah but Allah communicably mina rune, men who should do mean who

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does not take heed of the mention of the generations of people before him, that Allah took away and they were greater than him in strength and greater than him in wealth.

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Does he not take heed from these reminders?

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The people of prophethood the people of profit slash giants who erected their homes out of the sides of mountains, it did not take any effort from Allah subhanho wa Taala. To do away with them when they did not behave in a manner that was humble When did they when they did not show gratitude to Allah subhana wa tada for what they were blessed with.

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So when he did, he's carried himself in such a collected composed humble manner. Allah raised him and raised his status and he will be mentioned until the end of time what author now who mccannon earlier we elevated him

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That's number one. Number two Idris Ali Hassan spent his life and spent his time and spent his energy sleep Deacon shoes for reminding people reminding people giving reminders. This very active Juma that we are in alone so parents that said it's a reminder

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Yeah, it will let you know.

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When you are called to Juma go to the remembrance of Allah go to the reminder.

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Our whole Deen we are constantly being encouraged to remind them to accept your reminders. And then at cathar they're the one who points to good is like the one who does it. They will share in that reward.

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Call others too good to

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you call to good you forbid you. discouraged from evil you encourage for good and discouraged from evil.

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Whether cared for in the vehicle or temporarily meaning barely kavika live the killing all over the Quran. Allah praise

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Those who remind those who take heed of reminders as well. A worker was named acidic. And we mentioned this in our class on Sunday mornings of tipsy restorative 30.

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You might enjoy it, we mentioned that Abu Bakar was known as deep, not just because he always spoke the truth. But when the truth came to him, he accepted it.

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truthfulness is a verb, it's a two way street, we speak the truth. But when the truthful reminder comes to us, we take it, we accept it, and we implement it. Now, some people may say I'm in no position to give reminders. Man, I'm a horrible person I've got you don't even know the kinds of mistakes that I have all kinds of sins that I have committed. You don't I'm in no place, I'm just going to keep my mouth quiet and I'm not going to do anything.

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Well, if that was the case, I wouldn't be standing here before you. If that was the case, I would send angels to come give the Juma affalterbach. If the prerequisite to giving a reminder was to be a perfect, pure, righteous person, it doesn't work like that. Every single one of us makes mistakes, but we are encouraged to rectify, fix that and encourage one another what to also be healthy, or to also be sober.

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And we shouldn't respond to reminders with trying to flip the table. Somebody comes in or reminds you, you know, brother, it's time for soda. Let's go pray. Oh, yeah, you're telling me to go pray. I saw you the other day when it was slow time, what were you up to? That's not the way we should respond. If this person is not acting upon the reminder alone will hold them accountable. But if the reminder is something good for me, let me take it and go with it.

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Let me take it and implement it and act upon it. That Allah subhanho wa Taala might accept. You never know it might be this reminder, a simple reminder that you give or that you receive. That might be the inspiring driving force for you or for the person you are speaking to, to change their life for the better and to turn things around for the better.

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And the third lesson that we take from the story of Idris is that he wished to have a longer life. Now is that something praiseworthy or blameworthy having a longer life? Some people say you know this dunya has a lot of problems. And you know, we should seek the hero. That's true. We shouldn't seek the film. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he will come and bother and we'll who has

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the best of you are those that Allah has granted a long life. But with that long life, they excelled in their actions as soon as their actions were beautiful, and good. And so it is good to seek a long life upon the obedience of Allah. Upon the obedience of Allah, a long life that is upon disobedience of Allah. Now that's a different story. that's problematic. And that needs to be turned around very quickly because we don't know when our meeting time with Allah will come. But we know with certainty that it will come sooner or later. May Allah subhana wa tada grant so long lives upon the obedience of Allah, and grant us long blasted life's within which we are reminding and accepting reminders for

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good. And we are living taking heat from the lessons of these prophets. The best of people may allow us a panel to either make a similar to the prophets and allow us to hear their stories, and heed the reminders and implement them into our lives.

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Brothers and sisters, there are a few important announcements that I wanted to call your attention to. First of all, we have the Friday family night program tonight, as we usually do, and we will be joined with our guests Dr. Emad

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for his inspiring lecture series that he is delivering here at the mustard. In addition to that there are two special programs that are happening this weekend, special programs. The first is tomorrow, there will be a program tomorrow, Saturday from 1:30pm until 3:30pm. It will be a panel discussion like a town hall meeting. And it will take place at the AI IOC extension building,

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which is just down the street. If you didn't know that that exists now you know, and perhaps you can come visit it when you attend this program. Now this discussion is going to revolve around how to deal specifically with our children in light of the changes in the political climate and with the with the changes that we are witnessing now in this country around us. I received myself an email about how do I talk to my kids about you know this, the results of this election and whatnot. Many times it's difficult for children to internalize and understand and deal with these developments. So this is a program that will include representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union

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representatives from the local law enforcement, mental health professionals, as well as religious professionals from here at IOC to discuss this matter, so that we can all benefit. You are all strongly

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encouraged to attend this program and to inform others who may not be here, or who may be here but might not have heard about it or might not have listened, remind them to come and attend this program. That's tomorrow at 1:30pm. And on Sunday, there is another special program. There is another special program taking here at the mustard, which is a blood drive. And that's going to be on Sunday from 9am until 3:30pm a simple act a simple act of simple deed that shows the the the whole of the the characteristic of sacrifice like no other.

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The act of taking out some of your own blood and giving it to somebody else who is in dire need of it. What other small little gesture can you do to show sacrifice, a beautiful beautiful way of a community coming together and giving from what they have to help others that are in need. Please attend this program, participate register, donate some of your blood on Sunday and encourage others to do the same.

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And finally Allah subhana wa tada commands us as he has the angels and as he has done himself to send salutations upon Mohammed civil lahardee in Lahore muda ekata who use aluna Island Navy Yeah, you hola Dina, I'm a new follower and he recently moved to Lima sin salutations upon Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed canossa later Allah Ibrahim or the Buddha him in Needham, Majid Al Baqarah Mohammed Mohammed Coronavirus Dr. Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim in naka hamidou Majeed Eva de la ilaha

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illa por la when her annual fascia he will moon kariobangi Yahoo con la la quinta the cone was Kuru la had earlier magenta to come over and hear me here and he has it come whether the chrome law or law he it matters now.