Friday Halaqah 06-02-17

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Friday Halaqah at the Abu Huraira Center on June 2, 2017.


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The importance of doing more goodness towards the end of one's life is discussed in a series of YouTube videos and a parable about Islam. The speakers emphasize the importance of actions of worship, belief, actions, and actions of one's heart in Islam, and the need for individuals to practice their own religion and avoid negative emotions. They also emphasize the importance of rewarding individuals for small acts of worship and avoiding false deeds. The speakers stress the importance of living life in a way that is rewarding and not just about clothing or behavior.

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is actually encouragement to do a more goodness towards the end of one's life to do more goodness towards the end of one's life God Allahu Tada. I will I'm not a miracle Maya Kofi human takala wotja como una de

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No of a Roma Hello Adam. This is a new chapter on encouraging one to do more good deeds towards the end of one's life.

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Firstly, what's the verse and sort of Father, we lost our medical monitor that cuddle fee monitor that Karla was a common lady. Basically, a law speaks to people on the Day of Judgment. He says, have not we allowed you to stay on earth to live on earth long enough to receive the reminder over and over again, that your the time that you spent on Earth was enough for you to accept the remar reminder. And the warner was sent to you, the water was sent to you. So possibly a low animal and some of the oficio on they said, the meaning of the verse that we have allowed you to stay on earth 60 years 60 years. And there's a hadith that talks about this number 60 is that which is coming

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soon, inshallah.

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And some other scholars said it means 18 years and 18 years is enough for someone to receive the reminder and be reminded.

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And some said no, it's 40 years.

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There's also a narration from Abdullah bass, that the people in Medina have the process of which means the companions of the Prophet are some of the time when one of them reached the age 40 they would leave everything and they would spend the rest of the life in worship. So more of a retirement age 40 in Medina, at the time of the companions and the tablet, he was the age of retirement. So a person reached 40 they would give up on everything, because it seems that they have established their life to a certain extent. And then they would

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have to Father which is complete focus on a Bella, refocus on worship. Some scholars said actually the time that is enough for someone to be reminded is reaching puberty. But the strongest seems were even our best said which is 60 years was a common idea. And the Warner has come to you, Mr. Bass, and the majority of them are Syrian, they say it's the Prophet sallallahu Sallam all of a sudden say it is

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gray hair. gray hair is a warner is a warner.

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And there's actually there is in the Hadith which mentions that

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some of the prophets the angel of death came to them to take their show and they said you haven't sent me any warning. He said I did. I sent you

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many reminders, and he mentioned one of them was gray hair was gray hair. That doesn't mean when someone has gray hair early, they're gonna die early. By the way. This has no connection. There's no connection at all. Like for example chefin alvernia Rahim Allah Allah when he was in his early 40s his beard and hair were white were completely gray. Yet shall burn he when he died he was about 83 years. It was about 83 years so he lived relatively longer life

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okay, here's a hadith and he said a woman and Abby horrible terribly Allahu anhu and maybe salatu salam Allahu ala Marie in a hollow Angela who had benassi Tina's and Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Mitra who was on his umbrella who had the hell would you call?

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Isabella Hello Hi, Audrey. This Hadith is from obradoiro the Allahu anhu he says Allah messengers or Salim said Allah has given

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Enough, Allah has given enough Allah

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has given enough to a person if he makes him live till age 60 to age 60 and the meaning of the Hadith is that Allah has given the other person has no excuse to say, I have not been given enough time

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on Earth, I have not been I have not been given enough chance to, to receive the revelation or to to be reminded This is reported by alcohol. So that's what the scholars say. They say basically, if I love someone or make someone live for 60 years, that means that's enough of a time and 60 years he's here is in the lunar calendar.

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lunar calendar, which is not even 60 in the it's it's around

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58 years and a half,

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at 58 years.

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In in

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solar, solar, the solar year solar use, because we have the lunar years which are shorter 10 days shorter than the solar years. So almost every 33 years,

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almost over every 33 years, you will find the calendar the lunar calendar is by one year faster when you faster. So when someone reaches 60 according to the lunar year, that means in the solar years,

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they're actually 58 and a few months 58 and a few months anyway.

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The second half a 30 and a burst of the Allahumma volcana Oman lovely Allahu anhu you the Philo Nina, she didn't

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have enough see he called limited who has

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in the home and hated him. For Danny that a woman fed Halima home from our honeymoon in Isla de Ria home.

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Okay, let's ignore the other one who He says He was the halifa he used to bring me and allow me to sit with the senior ones among the companions. These are the ones who witnessed the Battle of battle. So some of them found an issue about this. Why? Because they thought we have children the same as his age as if it at best, but not best to the cousin of the press. And he was young. At that time he was a teenager. So

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why does not allow him to come into this kind of gathering with all seniors. We have children Why? Why will we bring our children as well. So he knew what he was why he was bringing an ambassador he told these, the ones who objected, he said you know who he is. He's the cousin of the prophet SAW Selim. And not only this, he also has knowledge so he's going to prove it to them. So when they Omaha pub invited, I'm loving my best to join this gathering with the seniors among the companions.

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And I will have another says I realized Omar has a point he there is something he's trying to prove this time for inviting me this time. Then I never asked everyone he said matter una de La da da da da da he will fit for call about the home America and now not mother law was

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the law and stuff. In Salalah.

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Elena was the home from yakushi and fukada li academica una at best for Petula.

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salami hop said what do you say? What do you guys have about the soldats? And Nasir, either Johannes will lie Well, first of all, at NASA toluna field in light of wotja for some day we haven't developed because the federal now Canada when the victory comes from Allah subhanaw taala. And the great conquest comes.

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And you see people coming or entering into the religion into Islam in huge numbers for sub there may just be behind the Arabic say so Paolo handy for some very hands on because the photo and seek forgiveness from Allah. A lot, indeed accepts repentance in Ghana. So some of those companions, they said we were commanded to praise Allah and to seek forgiveness when he gives us victory.

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Others remain silent. They didn't have anything to say about it. So I'm going to ask him as he says, What do you have to say about this? So I do not know Do you agree with them? 11 best said no, it was revealed about something different, so called fermata, who to who are agile Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah He will fit with Anika Dharma to angelic facade hamdulillah because De Filippo in Okinawa, sakara Omar Roby Allahu anhu and Indra Mata hold on Buhari. So says What do you think of this? I love that that said there's something different

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This verse or this surah

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tells what informs the prophet SAW Selim about his imminent death,

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about his death that was coming soon. So Allah says to him, in a journal fly will fetch when the victory comes from Allah in the great context, this is a sign for your death. Your death will be soon after

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some baby hamdulillah because after all, now Canada was so Glorified Allah make this we have Allah and seek His forgiveness. Allah indeed accepts repentance. I'm all caught up said the only thing I know about it is what you said given

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to you. The reason why this these verses were revealed, they pointed the reason a moment no we mentioned is this under the chapter which talks about increasing in goodness towards the end of one's life,

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that even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam towards the end of his life, he was directed by Allah to increase in Habana, increase in worship to make more to speak and to seek Allah's forgiveness and so on and so forth. So, this is even if the column is advised that way, we as well we need even more we need so we humans who are supposed to towards the end of one's life who are supposed to get detached from the dunya and become more attached to Allah like the people in Medina When they reached for it once they reached 40. They started dedicating the whole time for worship to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala when that basically means not everyone is able to do this not everyone is able to retire

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early. What we can do is focus on a better towards the end of our lives. And when does this start 40 at age 40 at age 40

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next had an affair with an eye shadow and how garlic masala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Masada and Elisa Anis will lie will fit in Uchiha Subhana qurbana we'll be having dick along fairly

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quiet and fiscal haven her Canada solo he solo and he was setting them up to an era federal court he was Rudy subhanak along model banner will be humming along massively yet oh

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yeah man oh my god he De Filippo colita Allah said we have the law because this hadith is from Allah shall be the law and has collected the bone Bukhari Muslim she said, when the prophets of Salaam received sort of innocent ADA and also law he will fit

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ever since he received this verse, the verse was of this surah was revealed the prophets of Salaam would say after every Salah Subhana Allah will be hemmed ik Allah homophily so he would make the speak of Allah and seek forgiveness just like the same surah advises

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well if you try it in the Muslim cannot also lies in the law and he said in a mutual and Yahoo will have more to panic a lot more behenic stuff hirokawa tuberculate call it an issue tokuyama Sunil Lama him Kareem Abdul Latif Raka. desta Taku juvie, Leslie Allah mutton fumetti era to happen to her, Janice la he will fit

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in an aeration in Muslims a Muslim. The problem would say before his death towards the end of his life, he was saying some 100 kilometers thick as the federal court tube. So I should ask the professor she says this is a new liquor. You didn't say this before. And now you're saying it repeatedly. And more often. The professor said I'm said it was made as a sign for me in my nation that once I see it, I should be saying this, which is the conquest the Greek conquest which is for tomeka

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when the prophets of Salaam entered Makkah,

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there are other narrations to the same effect. Let's move on to the next hadith of Robin and NSFW Allahu Allahu Akbar, in Allah azzawajal letaba la sala delay so the law and you send them a copy of it had to woofie Xl americanas le, whatever called honey, and a sobre la and who says, as it is corrected by Buhari and Muslim, he says the loss penalty increased the number of revelations on the prophet SAW Selim towards the end of his life

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towards the end of his life. So when the prophet SAW Selim passed away he had received a lot of revelation before his death. So the frequency of revelation descending on the prophets of Salaam towards the end of his life was more, it was more frequent. And it's obviously the process of being the messenger when he receives more revelation and he conveys it that's more righteous deeds.

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For him

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and Jabberwocky, Allahu Akbar Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He was a Muslim.

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So he is from Java, probably alone and who collected by the man Muslim. He said Allah messenger sallallahu Sallam said, Every person will be resurrected on the day of judgment in this state, in the state they died upon, and the state they died upon.

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What's the relevance? When someone towards the end of their life, increasing worship, they are more likely to die. While they are doing that act of worship. There is so many stories, countless stories about people. There was a I heard the story from a man or from the son of a man.

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This man

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and this actually this is Chef Haytham and head chef Hickman Haddad. He's one of the Imams the leading imams in in London in the UK.

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His father used to fast a lot.

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He used to fast a lot.

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he died when he was fasting.

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He died when he was fasting. There is another story from another man in Saudi as well.

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He used to fast a lot.

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He used to fast a lot and he passed away when he was fasting.

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A person used to increase a lot do a lot of prayed a lot a lot and he would spend a long time institute a long time to do it. This person passed away when he was in Institute.

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It was a young person who loves to read read the Koran history, folklore and often during the day during the night, he would almost have and recycle and recycle and recycle. And when he passed away, he passed away when he wants to recite a Koran.

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So usually when someone does a lot of acts of goodness for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala that specific act, a law usually would take that the soul of that person and they are engaged in that act of worship.

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And when someone commits a sin so often, they usually die in that state. So people will listen to a lot of songs and music and so on and so forth. excessively they usually die in that stage when they are listening to that. One of the famous singers in the Arab world

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famous singer, he passed away on stage.

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He passed away on stage when he was singing

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he passed out and he started dying in that moment.

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So we have to be careful. This is why what you do what we do most often in life, most likely you would die in that state. So increasing goodness

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an act of worship where you find your heart in as you can see me advisors, do more of this keep doing more of this and there's more it makes it more likely for you inshallah, that when you pass on you die you die upon this, which means on the Day of Judgment, when you are resurrected, you will be doing this. There was a person who was doing hedge with the prophet SAW Selim, the year the professor might had, and this person was on his camel and he fell off his camel.

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He fell on his head and he broke his neck and he passed away straight away. When the prophets of Salaam saw him, he said, Kathy, you know, Ronnie, you know, like shroud him with his own harem with his own sheets.

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For in November, I flew multi Amati Mola BIA on the Day of Judgment, he will be resurrected saying, the bake alarm and a bake, bake and I said he can actually bake. So in this state, you di n, that's the state you're going to be resurrected on the day of judgment on you will be according to that state.

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Okay, we move on to a new chapter brabbu bionic authority to another beautiful chapter.

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Chapter clarifying the

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huge number of good deeds

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or the power of pathways to goodness, there's a lot of paths to goodness, there's not only one or two, or a handful, there's a huge number of pathways to goodness

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called the law to allow a woman or woman hiring for him the law behind him last month and he says and whatever good you do, then a law sponsor is aware of it. Allah knows of it will call attire that will not fit in an area more law. Whatever good you do a law knows about it. We'll call it either from a young man with

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whoever does even an atom's weight of good than a law or he will see it

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On the day of judgment, we'll find a two element Amina Sally Hanford in FCW whoever does righteousness then it will be for himself or for herself. Well out of America here and there are so many verses talking to the same effects as to the ahaadeeth and Irwin and Abby either john or john Deb Ebony jr either on the low end anhu call rasulillah many of the colony mandevilla one Jihad if you severely come to a copy of the

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Okay, this hadith is from Abu Dhabi. Allahu anhu, said his name is john de nada.

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He says he asked the prophet SAW Solomon he says, which deeds are the best? Which deeds are the best HTML of the prophets of Salaam said an email builder to believe in Allah. So belief is an act. Because belief is first in the heart and on the tongue and actions

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as a man and a man has to have these three facets heart actions of the hearts belief in the heart, conviction certainty about the last one is the heart and love

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number two stating it with your tongue which is llama Rasul Allah and any good word that you say. And third, third part of it is the actions, actions, the actions of righteousness is the amount of allowable geography Serbian II and jihad in the way of a last minute. So I said, which of the because in Islam, we have the Harry lacava, yes, freeing slave people, freeing slave people. So he says, which slaves are best to be freed in the sight of Allah. The prophet SAW, Selim says, the ones that are most precious and the most expensive, the most precious and the most expensive, into Finland,

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Finland, and if I'm unable to free a slave, if I'm unable to reach a high level in, for example, jihad, if you send me to, the prophet SAW, Selim said to 18 or 70 an hour,

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you help someone who's trying to do something, you help them do what they do, or you do something on behalf of a person who lacks the skills.

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Imagine he's asking about the best deeds, the best deeds, and he says, I can't free a slave. I can't make Jihad he said, I'm unable to do it. What can I do the prophet SAW said and says, to a no sign, and someone who does something, whatever they do, as long as it's good, if you give them a hand, then that's a great act. Or there is someone who doesn't have the skills lacks the skills of doing something. So you do it for them, someone is unable to shop, you do the shopping for them. Someone is unable to collect their mail, you collect the mail for them, you deliver it to them.

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Someone is let's say someone is

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carrying even their bags.

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And it's hard for them you have give them a hand.

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The problem is saying these are amongst the best deeds to do. And for us, we don't realize that this is actually part and parcel of Islam.

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You find someone doing something, anything, anything that is good, you help them out. That's a great act of worship. It's a great act of worship. And this is why we this is the chapter of the numerous gateways are the numerous pathways to goodness.

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So I said to the prophet SAW Selim, what if I'm unable to, to do these, if I if I have some weakness, I'm unable to do these things fully. The prophet SAW said I'm sister Khufu, shabaka. And in us, you hold back your arm,

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you hold back your home, and you don't inflict it on any human being.

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The person I'm saying, This is Southern, our two main characters, he said, this is this is an act of soda. This is an act of charity upon yourself. So holding back your harm is a great act of worship.

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harm that means saying a bad word to someone. backbiting someone, slandering someone

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or physical harm

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or emotional harm, any kind of harm. You hold it back from people, it will be written for you so

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you see how Allah has opened so many paths

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Ways to goodness, and that's from the mercy of Allah. And that shows that Islam is not only the rituals that we do, which are the core of its dominance and the central part of it, but Islam includes everything you could engage in, in life, you help out someone.

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That's a great act of worship.

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Someone who lacks the skill, you help them out. That's a great act of worship. You hold back, your ability to harm people. That's a great act of worship.

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This is what Islam is versatile. So any kind of goodness that humans do that humans are able to do? It could be an act of worship, it could be an act of worship, smoothing to the next Hadeeth a ferny.

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And AB either in

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Apollo used to be the Sudan howdy from sada cuckoo,

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Muslim was Rama de Messina mama with a film of a 10 min. And Miss son

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is headed from Abuja, again is collected by Muslim Allah's Messenger Salaam says every morning when you wake up on every joint in your body, there is a sadhaka that you have to give

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you have to give a sadaqa for each joint you have in your body.

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So the process of setting them shows how we can pay off this

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when you say some Hello lava soda, when you say it handler that said before you say La la la la la sadhaka you say? Allahu Akbar says aka enjoying the good thus sadaqa you forbid the evil that saga and the prophet SAW Selim says suffices for all of this, you pray to Allah, for after sunrise. You pray to Allah for Allah subhanaw taala and this covers for all the supplies that are obligatory upon your joints to give on that day.

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called column w salehoo. It was an honorable Talia Maru Mati has an oil was a you have a widget to FEMA house in the family, her and other humanitarian female we rarely hear and know how to the goofiness GED, to defend.

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This Hadith again from Abu Dhabi, Allahu Allah. The prophet SAW Selim says the deeds of my own man, the deeds that are done by my nation, by members of my nation by my people and Muslims, the good of them, the good among them, and the bad among them, the good deeds and the bad deeds. So I found among the best deeds of my alma mater, Anatolia, someone find something harmful on people's way, he takes it away. He removes it.

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It could be a branch that harms people as they walk, you take it away, it could be some dirt, you remove it away.

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It could be anything.

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And I found among the worst of the deeds of my own.

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This spirit of someone you'll find it in the masjid. And it's not removed or it's not covered. By the way, just

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to tell you about the mystery of the Prophet. So Sam, what do you think the floor of the prophets mysteries was made of?

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What do you think it was made of? carpet?

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Not sand. Not carpet, not tile.

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Pebbles, pebbles, small pebbles, small pebbles. small pebbles wasn't that wasn't sand wasn't tiles. It wasn't carpet. It was pebbles, small pebbles, small pebbles. So

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the process of them says amongst the worst that I saw

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in the actions of my people, is there's a spit or there is saliva

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that is found in the mustard and no one removes it.

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So among the best of deeds is to remove something harmful from people's ways. And among the worst is to see something bad especially in the mustard, some impurity and leaving it where it is.

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So that shows that if you see something bad in the masjid, pick it up, put it in the bin

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or Robin

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read it and sadaqa

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sadaqa sadaqa

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sadaqa Coronavirus will lay it I don't know what are we akula houfy i just color are you tomorrow? Hello I can always forget Erica Hannah can Allahu Allahu Muslim at the zoo with a masala,

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who had definitely,

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again from Abu Dhabi, Allahu anhu. That group of people came to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and they told him, you know, the rich ones among us have taken all the pleasure.

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They pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, but they have no wealth and they are giving in charity. So they're taking their award.

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The prophet SAW Selim says, but a last one that has made for you, you the charity that you can give. They said how he said,

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when you make the spear Subhana, Allah Sadako for you, it's written as you have given charity.

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It says Allahu Akbar, that's written for your charity, you say, Alhamdulillah. That's charity. You say, Allah, that's charity, you enjoy and good, you advise someone that's charity, you prohibit something that's bad advice, someone who's doing something bad. Try to stop them. That's charity. And the person says, even one of you, even one of you, gets intimate with his wife. That's an act of charity.

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So they were amazed. They said, almost in Java law, one of us fulfills their desires. And it's written as charity as soda for them as a good deed. The prophets of Salaam says.

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What if he What if the person fulfills, or art or responds to his desire in a haram way? Would it be written as a sin? They said, Yes. He says, similarly, when he doesn't write fully, it is written for him as a sadhaka as a charity.

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So that shows you in Islam, almost every move can be an act of charity can be an act of charity.

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And by the way, this kind of approach shows us that something very serious that happened in our home

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at the time of the prophet SAW, suddenly, there was nothing called practicing people, practicing Muslims and normal Muslims. There was no divide like this.

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There's no divide. In Arabic they call in motivation. Or their motto, a,

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someone who's practicing Islam, serious about practicing Islam, and that's a normal Muslim. There's nothing like this. There was no nothing like this at the time of the prophet SAW Selim. In the early generations, there was nothing like this. And it shouldn't be today as well. There's nothing like oh, I'm a practicing Muslim. I'm not a practicing Muslim. There's nothing like this

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there's a Muslim and that's it. There's just a Muslim

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you have since we all have since there are obligations that don't fulfill all of us have obligations that we do not fulfill.

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So we all Muslims this this kind of categorization This is a practice of Muslims is not a practicing Muslim. It has no basis in Islam whatsoever. whatsoever. So this is why we don't why because this classification has taken Okay, practicing Muslims there are things they do they're assessed there's a certain way they dress up there's a certain way they talk that's them but there is normal Muslims okay. They do whatever they want

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that's not true.

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That's not true.

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This separates between life and worship. And we can see from the these edits on the prophet SAW send them that normal acts removing the harm from people's wait. Something's blocking people's weight, you remove it, you find some kind of dirt something dirty in the message removing

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someone you know, response or someone answers these their sexual need in a halal way. That's an act of worship and you get rewarded for it, you get charity considered to be charity for you. So that shows Islam is about life. It's not It's not about rituals. There are these rituals that every Muslim is supposed to do. But there is everything you can do in life. As long as you do it the halal way. You are getting reward from Allah and Allah is considered to be acts of worship.

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So when we categorize this is a practicing Muslim or there are specific things practicing Muslims do

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But not every Muslim has to do that. And that's a that's problematic. it's problematic. So you could be just an average human being, but you could be closer to Allah than a lot of the people that we call practicing. Why? Because you do a lot of righteousness through helping out people. You help someone in need, or someone needs some support some hands, you give them a hand,

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or you remove every time you see something that is harmful, something back in people's way you remove it, you see some dirt in the mud, you remove it, you smile in someone's face,

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you answer your desires in a lawful halloway ways.

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And so another heading the problem says,

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Look, matobo have a feasible genetic, like Abby, her agile, even a mouthful. Some foods you put in your mouth and your wife's mouth, be when you feed your children, when you feed your spouse, when you bring food on the table. in your house. The person says this is this great rewarded this. So we have limited Islam to certain things. And we have our best life, you know, you help out a homeless person or poor person, you smile in someone's face, or you say a nice word of praise to someone random person in the street, or any kind of kindness, any kind of good deed that you do. This is part and parcel of Islam. But we have separated it, we have separated, oh, it has nothing to do with

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Islam. Islam is all about the rituals, you have to dress up in a certain way you have to speak in a certain way. You have to, you know, hang around with certain type of people, and so on and so forth. There's nothing like this in Islam, anything simple you can do. As long as it's valid and good. You're getting reward from Allah subhanaw taala for it. And that's what Islam is about. So Islam is about life. Islam is about how to live life, and doesn't hijack your life. Islam tells you, all the good things that you are designed to do as a human being that we call these things humanity, right. You know, these are these videos that you find on YouTube. And they told you restoring faith in

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humanity acts of kindness, they they show random people, someone driver stops the traffic, because they see an older lady or an older man trying to cross the street and they are unable to do this. So this person stops the car, and they stop the traffic. And they help that person especially when there is no like crossings, pedestrian crossings, in different countries. See, someone sees a cat stuck in the middle of the street, and they happen to carry this cat and get it out of danger. That's Islam. You get reward for this, the prophet SAW Selim told about the man and the woman, you know, found the dog thirsty, they got the water and they offered it to that dog. Once it was a man

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once it was a woman and the woman was a prostitute. And Allah subhanaw taala forgave her for that acts that she offered water to the dog.

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And that's why Islam don't make it complicated. Islam is about living life. Islam is about being the best human being you could ever be.

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And because of that categorization, you find sometimes when people start practicing, they become nasty. They become hard. They become strict, they become aggressive, they become critical, they become negative. Why? Because they've grown up with this kind of categorization. Islam is all about holding on to certain rituals. Anything else? No. And yesterday Shaykh Abdullah Hagen, quicks spoke about this, and he called it, he called it deception. Sometimes people start practicing Islam, and they follow certain aspects and the sooner they start disrespecting people,

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why do you feel this in the here but you completely go against the sooner and disregarded in that and this aspect, why it's selective, you pick and choose why because unfortunately, when people fall into this trap, or this kind of categorization, they stop seeing Islam as a natural way of life.

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You have to become more of a robot in order to follow Islam, you have to go out of your way out of the natural way of living. And we said previously, Islam when it comes in an environment, whatever good in that environment, Islam confirms it and keeps it doesn't change it. The Promised Land does not change. There are so many things about the lives of the life of the Arabs of the time that Islam kept. Islam kept them why because they are whatever essentially good system does not deconstruct does not demolish everything, and start building from scratch them doesn't do this.

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The person never did that. Whatever good. There was the person who approved it, he kept it. But the things that were wrong, he fixed them. That's it. That's how Islam is. So the simple things you do acts of kindness, being nice to your child.

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Providing for your family,

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checking on a relative just calling them up and say how are you today? I hope things are well how are your kids? How's your family and so on so forth. That's agreed actually.

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worship, just a great act of worship.

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When you are tempted to block someone who is sparking, or to park, you know, in a place for the disabled when you are not.

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When you resist that kind of temptation, that's an act of worship, you get rewarded for it,

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either rewarded for it. So the proposal I'm seeing here, that a person approaches the wife intimately, and they get rewarded for it, and the companions were puzzled. How come the process and says if they did, and how long would they wouldn't be written as a sin. They said, Yes, this is when they do it. And Helen, it's written as they give their given reward for it from Allah subhana wa Tada. I'll close with this hadith of Hamas and who call it and abuse of La Salaam, let Tehran nominal, Malou, fishy and Willow and Takahashi and polyakova Muslim, the Prophet Solomon says, Don't ever be literal, don't ever be literal, an act of worship or

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an act of goodness, even if it be that when you meet your brother, you give him a smile.

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So like I say, don't say anything, do not undermine good deeds, even if they are small, that could be the reason for you to enter Paradise.

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could be the reason small act, as simple as smiling and someone face the president says do not look down upon it Do not be literal, that do not undermine the value. And the reward of such a simple act of kindness and personal calls that my oath, which Islam calls for Goodness, goodness becomes an act of worship.

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So this shows that Allah has made the pathways or to paradise, the the acts of goodness, so many and abundant, whereas the things that are Haram in Islam are very little, or very little, you can actually make a list on them. But if you try to make a list on good deeds, you can't even be able to enumerate you can't count them. No way. It's an endless list, an endless list. But with the since the Haram things, you can make a list. You can count them though, that small number, a small number that shows you Islam is all about

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living life. Living life, there are people that sometimes and I need to stress this because I've seen this happen over and over again. There are people are very nice with people very good and, and people love them, like they have a very pleasant presence. When these people somehow start to practice, not all of them, but some of them start to practice.

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They become very negative. People say I miss the old person, even their parents complained, they say I miss that jolly person who used to have the smile on their face, when they entered the room, everything lit up and so on. And so for now, I want to see them. I want to see them very critical, very negative, very judgmental, very aggressive, and have this kind of enmity to everyone.

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This gives a bad image of Islam even to our Muslim families, to Muslim families.

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So in Islam, you cannot pick and choose the process I'm saying all everything that is essentially good is part and parcel of Islam. Everything about your daily life that is good. Are they familiar man.

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He said in Nila nomadic accessible komati He says, I seek reward from Allah in my sleep, that when I goes go sleep, I expect a lot to give me a reward as I am sleeping. That's what he says, just as I expect reward from Allah when I'm awake, and I'm doing some good things.

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Because when you take care of your body, that's a good deed. When you take enough rest, so you can use your body for good things when you are awake. That's a good deed you get rewarded for my last antenna. When you look after this trust that Allah has given you your body.

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It's almost a less gift to you. So let's trust you look after it. You can reward it from Allah span of time. So say oh, that's not Islam. That's what Islam is. That's what establishes

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anything as simple as earning hell and providing for your family, wearing good clothes for the sake of just being nice and tidy. and enjoying all those blessings upon you, you get rewarded for that. You see how great the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is, you can get rewarded with almost everything you do. As long as you keep that connection with Allah.

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So every Allah has made the waste of Paradise, the pathways to paradise, so open so abundant, wherever you turn, you're going to find them in front of you. So ask a las panatela to help us do more righteousness and be aware and conscious of all of these opportunities around us to come closer to Allah. Allah. Allah Allah