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All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomsoever alarmists guides, none can guide and I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone who has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant, and His Messenger Dear viewers, salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome to a new episode of your show. For the sake of Allah. I'm your host matassa al Hamidi. We have our guests with us Brother Mohammed and brother Abdul Rahman Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa

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Salatu. Salam.

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Today, we will deal with an issue that has that can be considered to be a general one. But today, we will try to put or take this subject into consideration and see how it affects Brotherhood in Islam. We know that our brotherhood that we have is based upon love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is where it comes from. So we love the ones who worship Allah, and the associate know partners along with the last panel to Allah. They know about the towhead they apply that and they worship Allah, in terms of they pray, they fast, and they fulfill the obligations upon them in the religion. So they are our brothers in righteousness. Well, those people who choose to fall into sin, and they take sin

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as the way of life, and this obedience to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, then this will cause a draft will

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split the Brotherhood that should be amongst the brothers and Islam to separate them from those who are upon righteousness.

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What do you think about that?

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I mean,

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I even saw that like

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that sometimes. When people they're away from Allah from God, and they're committing things or sins, or their even their lifestyle, all in general is about sense.

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They usually are victim of having friends that they saw their real friends, but they tend to be fake, or having friends that backstab or having fans that envy them or having hate, or that is because they live in incense.

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Yeah, yeah. Mohamed, have you noticed that since really, they create that kind of enmity, or splits actually, the brothers from each other? Sure.

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Sometimes sins make the brother, like, isolating himself, because he's, he's like, singing. So he thinks like, he's less than the other brothers. Or maybe thinks that he's like, a hypocrite. So he wouldn't like join the brothers in the activities, inshallah, and practicing and things like that. So it's like the beginning to isolating himself from

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the Brotherhood. Like, if you have like 10 Brothers, participating in

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lectures and doing Dawa, and things like that. So one of them or two of them start doing sense. So they will be will be missing too, too. It's not becoming tennis becoming a Yeah, so that lessens the Brotherhood. So as we know that we should pull each other it's like one,

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one building. And like we said, like, we're usually friends with someone who has stuff in common, or most of the stuff that he has in common with his friend. So if someone is most a he's was a butter, this this person, he commits a lot of sense. And the butter is more righteous and may is committing more a man is trying to prevent himself to accept his desires. So of course, they won't get along with each other. Because they don't have this in common. As we said, we're birds of a feather flock together. Yeah. So you if you are from righteousness, this will bring the love of those who are righteous, but if you are upon sin, this will cause the people turn away from you. Yes.

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And this is one of the evils of sin, we know that falling into sin has so many evils. First of all, it takes you away from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Second thing, it brings the anger of Allah upon you. And this what Allah subhanaw taala warned us against falling into sin in the first place. And also we can say that sin destroys the lives of the people. As Allah says, In the Quran, the whole facade of liberty will barely be maximized. alienness corruption has become widespread, because of the sins of the people because of what the people are doing. So sin has its effect on the character of the person. It has its effect on the society has its effect, even on the plants, even

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on the animals on even on the air, because it brings corruption. And it takes away the blessing from a loss that comes from a loss. It takes it away, when sin is prevalent. So this is why Allah subhanaw taala said, or the professor Sallam said that the people fall into evil, they commit that evil, he said, Well, I will fall back.

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And if people will start, for example, to fall into certain sins, the promises that I mentioned, not being fair when you deal with people in transactions when you weigh up things. So when you start to cheat on one another,

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a lot we withhold the rain from falling from the clouds

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alone, not allowed to fall. And then the process of them said, Well, I will be thorough, had it not been for the animals for the cattle, Allah wouldn't have sent train because of his mercy to these animals. But Had it been only for yourselves because of the sins that you have committed, Allah wouldn't have sent train. So we see that sins, they prevent the blessings of by means of them a lot isn't sent his blessings to the people. So and this is the case with when people really the only thing in their lives is sin, and disobeying Allah penalty, and this will create enmity amongst them, don't you think this is the case? I believe so. Because even

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the case because even when we could notice that the places that are known for, for sin,

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were sins take place, in a big way, like a bar or nightclub. Usually, you always see that the spice that going on in the end, and real big fights, even someone could get shot,

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shooting, someone could be with his like this a girlfriend or his wife. And then he she flirts with someone else. So the census destroys them in a way. And you can imagine how much money

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countries or government spend in order to deal with these problems.

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The problems the fact that they have over the places of gambling and all that there's always a fight going on there, someone shooting another, someone hitting another. And it's all because of what because of the sin. Sin always brings the anger of Allah, it has to create enmity, and dissension. So it destroys the Brotherhood Anyway, when people fall into sin, for example, if you have brothers around you, and one of them starts to for example, say drink alcohol

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law forbids. Okay, he starts to drink alcohol, he will alienate himself from the rest of the brothers. If he insists upon that after being given advice, then it will cause the brothers to turn away from him and the love will diminish slowly, that relationship will deteriorate. Have you come across examples like that?

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In the postures, we've noticed, like non practicing Muslims, they tend to stay together apart from the practicing brothers.

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We've heard about the practicing brothers also just go away from the Brotherhood and fall into the sense of it's like

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affects a lot also. It affects the man as should have been bested. Good the good doings good deeds, increase your Eman and bad deeds since decrease your Eman so putting yourself in a sin path as you have lesser email, which affects a lot of lot of things that you do in your daily life. Yeah, that's a very important point. Since they make your Eman go down.

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He destroys your email. So when you lose this man this is the foundation of your Brotherhood is the foundation if you lose it, then inevitably you're going to lose that brotherhood. We are big believers and believers are the

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Brothers. Yeah, so that's, that's the basic thing of the past. It was the story that affected me. There was this butter. I knew I didn't know that well, but he was a close, really close friend of a brother of mine. And he was a fan also was, he started to get involved into drugs deeply. In the beginning, it started with a hashish. And I don't know what, then he started to get deeply and we advised him, and then we didn't listen. So we were like, We Are we backed off but the guy, he died from overdose, and his mom, she was religious, and she was the old sweet moment. She got paralyzed. So really affected from the sadness.

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And so Sweetie, so is this obeying Allah subhanaw taala, in a lot of ways, is like not listening to his, his parents. He lost his friends. He lost his mom. And he lost the dunya and he lost the hereafter. Everything just because he insisted on committing a sin. He was doing nothing besides small but it burned him in the head. Yeah. And the law says, Well, that's a typical what to shoot on and don't follow the steps of shape one, it's one step after the other. Yeah, shoot on doesn't come to you and say, Okay, let's, for example, drink alcohol. Let's take drugs. He will start with a cigarette. Yeah, start with a cigarette. So sorry to

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accompany people who smoke. Yeah, that's very good. That's, that's the first step. Actually your companionship, the brothers are the people that you hang around with, they will take you to any evil that they are, they have fallen into Subhanallah you know, the profits are low instead of directed us to the importance of the destructive effects of sin. He said, there are no two brothers who love one another for the sake of Allah, and then enmity or dissension happens or takes place between them, except that it happens because of one of them falling into sin. So when you think that you are by yourself, and you just obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you think, Okay, this doesn't affect the

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Brotherhood. No, it destroys that brotherhood.

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Indirectly Subhanallah indirectly destroys the Brotherhood that you have this beautiful relationship you have with your brother, your concern you have for him the love you have for him, you are compromising all that and sacrificing all that for the sake of falling into sin.

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So even like, if a brother, he does something, and he's alone, for instance, not not not was it when he's with his brothers, it will affect the relationship even if they didn't get to know that definitely, is what the prophet SAW.

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So we

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would cause

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you all by yourself, no one knows about you, you just obey Allah, you fall into a sin. It breaks that brotherhood without your brothers knowing about that, without them knowing about you sin. So it is a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala. It's a punishment from Allah, if we really fall in sin. And

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so we see if we keep falling into it, so that's only one sin. So if one keeps falling into sin, means it will destroy that brotherhood. And our objective in Islam is to maintain this brotherhood, strengthen that and improve it. So inshallah we will see how sin has more destructive effects on the individual and on the Muslim society as a whole. So that inshallah we will keep on obedience to Allah and try to turn away from all sins. And I say, ciao, come back, a few minutes to carry on our discussion. And I say to all our viewers, stay with us we'll come back shortly inshallah.

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Cannot Allah choose whom he wins Subhana Allah Allah for his mercy for his messenger ship, for the revelation to be revealed. This is not for the human beings to make the decision. If a person will turn to a loss cannot Alison Seeley, truthfully, asking for forgiveness. Allah subhanaw taala promised to forgive. We have as Muslims a duty and that is to recite the book of Allah to ponder over the verses the words of our last panel to Allah and to act according to the diversity of our last panel dialogue encompasses everything, but it who would this mercy will be for the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sent to all mankind. So the oma or the people of the prophets of the Lord is

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all mankind since the time of the prophets or send them till the Day of death. Why waste our life without getting to know every verse in the Quran? What Allah subhanaw taala wants from us

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome back. Now, we're still talking about sin and its evil effects. On, as I said, the individual and the society.

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We have come across friends and brothers throughout our lives. And we have met with people that we had love for. And after some time, for no reason, for no reason that love died out. We lost that love, we lost that relationship for no apparent reason. And some of us might still think of it or see it as a puzzle. Why did this happen? Why did that happen? When I say most probably it would be a sin that we have fallen into, and a luck was that friendship or that brotherhood to go away. So a person has always to keep away from sin, not only to keep the ultimate team, the relationship of brotherhood, but it's also to, I mean, save yourself from the hellfire. So the evil of sin is

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manifest is clear, as we see in our lives, and you can look at the state of the people who, whose lives are based upon sinning against the lowest penalty, they drink alcohol, they take drugs.

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They fall into Zina, they, their money is all based upon Riba And usually, and all that, and they cheat. They don't have, they don't commit themselves to the religion of Islam, as you can see from their lives, they don't have even a proper marriage, they don't have love for one another wife and the husband, they don't really have love for one another, because the whole of their marriage is not based upon, and Islam is not based upon love of Allah subhanaw taala. And the same applies to the friendship that people have, you can see that it's based upon other interests, maybe wealth, money, or job, or some kind of status, anything. It's based upon that. So they don't have this kind of pure

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brotherhood that the brothers in Islam they have this and the life of their friendship is not for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. So once you to elaborate more,

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any of you, Mohammed or Abdul Rahman, on how sin for example, how do you see that sin sometimes really affect your relationship with your brothers, with your maybe family? With your parents? How does this has effects on yourself? We all sin, we are all human beings, we have to fall into sin one day, okay? So once you when you fall in a sin and you make a mistake, don't you really notice the effects of that on your soul? On your the way you think on your mood? And the way you deal with the others? Have you noticed that? Yes.

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Can you tell us about an experience maybe you have been through you feel you feel now you feel that if you have sinned, you feel a lot more than not being a practicing brother. Because

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it's, it's it touches like that makes a black spot in your heart. So and this black spot increases if you do it more often. But

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noticing, being around

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practicing brothers and things like that makes you realize that you need to correct your path again, you need to move on. And make represents short and long form. Right? So you have to notice that and it's quite noticeable.

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These days, it's quite possible that you do yeah. Didn't you think that we can take it from the other side? That brotherhood protects you from sin? Do you think that

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it is true? Absolutely true. Because when you're with buddies, you you encourage each other, to to stay on the rightness, end. If you're about to fall in sin. Nobody will be like, take care.

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You're about to start saying an idea that is that will maybe come into action. And it's a bad idea that could float he'll be like no, you have each other back because we're humans no matter what. And we all could do mistakes. That's why hamdulillah God made us and like gave us the opportunity to do Taliban to learn to learn from our mistakes. So we could all fall on sand. So when there's we're together, we help each other not fall in sand but when we're alone, we come even we come weaker for

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And said, the Brotherhood of course, really helps. So it's a shield protects you really from falling into sin. And we have your brothers around. If sometimes you get weak and you lose the shyness of Allah subhanaw, taala. And you, you're about to fall into sin you remember your brothers, and how they come to know about your sin, especially when you advise one another. When you say to one of your brothers, okay? Well, you shouldn't mean be looking at women should lower your gaze. And then you do that, and you will know that your brother might be seeing you. So he reminds you of Allah subhanaw taala I gave him advice, and now I'm doing it. No, it is through.

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It is through being around them is like, as you said, a shield and a blessing. It's a blessing to have good companions.

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It's great. Now I know that we maybe don't notice here, because actually, like being around them, what conversation was going on? mostly about Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger, and messenger. So I sell him said, any conversation is not, does not include Allah Subhan Allah and the messenger, it's not a blessed conversation. So mostly, we will be interacting in that form of speech, and away from sounds and mostly when when it's for the sake of Allah, the relationship, the friendship. And so it's for the sake of the truth. Also, the relationship like like we even said, it's less forever strong, even the hereafter. Maybe it turned a life and having he'll be also my button. But when it's

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all dounia. And since

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in the end, it doesn't last, he could backstab you who could be your enemy really easily. It's not

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based on interest. Yeah, it's a good point to take that those people who call themselves reformers, or social reformers, they should take into consideration that a man it will bring about as if they want to get rid of crime, they want to get rid of evil and sin. And they should create this brotherhood amongst the people. And those who oppose Islam, they don't realize that they are bringing, they're putting the world in hazard in a state of hazard. And danger, where people are after their desires, and after the whims and the ambitions. Well, this will be I can say, a jungle, a jungle life, anyone lives, it will for them, it will be the end justifies the means. Well, as long

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as I'm going to get what I want, then I'll do anything, everything it takes, I will do that with any means necessary. I will do that. But with the Muslim No, it's a different thing with the Muslim, having

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a society that we're individuals look after one another love one another, respect one another. This is one of the objectives of Islam. This is one of the goals. So this is why those reformers they should actually encourage Islam and encourage encourage the people especially the youth to practice their religion. After that they would get get rid of crime, they would get rid of social problems, and even psychological disorders, because they will have a healthy society. Like what happened in the process and

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there were jania there was crime they used to see see woman as slaves these to kill the baby if it's a girl. And and the prophet SAW some came was the mercy was love. Change. Oh, that any? He increased the Brotherhood. Yeah, so for those who want peace, and they want a better society, no matter what they bring of ideologies, or new ideas or inventions or theories, they will all fail because they are manmade things. And man's knowledge is limited. But within Islam, when you have a man, you will have strong brotherhood, you will get rid of all sins that bring destruction upon society. You can imagine the resources that have been exhausted by crime and by drug addicts and alcohol addicts. And

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even by I mean, the people who've fallen to fornication Is it like because of lack of belief? They don't have a belief in something right? So So how can we believe as Muslims and Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala to be like, unified

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united as a province. So we have the belief so it's come it comes like step by step basis, the belief, then you move on to the

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one on one brotherhood. So it's like that if you like, if you like, I believe you

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Like your last, like you said, like about the ideologies, even most of the times the ideologies, they could get to convince the people that's behind it, it's for interests of a certain person, or certain member group. Yeah, even those with good intentions, we don't have the means to create a system or a way of life, that will really solve all problems. But it is created us and he knows about us, he knows what is good for us. He knows what is evil, what is bad for us. So this is why he directed us to the best way of life and Islam. And it is a message to all humanity, all the leaders of the world if you want really, to get rid of crime, you want a healthy society, you want healthy

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individuals, you want

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people with high morals, and you can see some sort of paradise on earth. If you want this, then take Islam implement it and benefit from it. So in Islam, if you oppose Islam, and you try to destroy it, then you're only bringing destruction upon yourself. And even usually people that that are, like I knew people and butters that convert Islam. Usually in the past, there were people that always wanted the truth. And they really want to really search for the truth and they sacrificed, even in jail, a, and in then they reach Islam. So it's like this is simple, and Islam is like gold from peace. So, you live in peace, you live in peace.

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You see what happens to the people when they turn away from the guidance of their Creator? It's not really about I mean, nationalism, or being

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mean, only blind and blinded by your own nation. Yeah, oh, my jacket, this is my religion. So people have to become Muslim. It's not only about this, it's our message that we tell the people it's about the reality of this life, what do you want to go? What do you want to go It's for your own interest. It's for your own interest. So we it has become a handle apparent to us, that if we are talking about the Brotherhood that we have, and we want to maintain it, and improve it, so we should keep away from sin. This is another incentive for us to turn away from sin other than saving ourselves from going to the hellfire. So we inshallah, every time you are inclined to send you philia you are

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about to fall into sin. Remember the Brotherhood that you have this blessing that Allah has blessed you with? maintain it. Remember that you send my destroyed. So you don't want to lose this treasure, that you have your brothers who have the love for you have the consent for you, who want what is good for you, and who will care for you when you fall in trouble. So inshallah we will keep away from sin in order to protect our brotherhood and our brotherhood will be a shield for us that will protect us from falling into sin so that we keep upon the straight path as Allah says so to answer.

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All man is in a state of loss except for those who believe in Allah do righteous deeds, and they enjoy one another with good and they with the truth and they enjoy one another with patience. So, brotherhood helps us give advice to one another protect one another from the sin. We will have to conclude here inshallah with this beautiful point, inshallah, we will take the lesson from this

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beautiful subject and try to implement it. And I say to all our viewers from aloha Island, and we thank our guests as well. Zac Lohan for that we meet next time in sha Allah with another beautiful subject, and I say for the time being Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh