Moutasem al-Hameedy – From Alcoholic to an Outstanding Scholar

Moutasem al-Hameedy
AI: Summary © The importance of trust in Islam's actions and strong faith in Islam leads to evil behavior. It is also important to have a strong faith in actions of the people around them. The speaker emphasizes the importance of learning hadiths and avoiding evil behavior, and encourages individuals to change their ways and lead positively to change their lives. The importance of avoiding mistakes and mistakes is also emphasized.
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All praise is due to Allah, we praise

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him. We seek His aid and we ask

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for His forgiveness.

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We seek refuge in Allah from the evils

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of ourselves and the evil

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consequences of our actions.

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Whomsoever

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Allah guides none can lead astray and whomsoever

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Allah leaves to go astray none can guide.

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I testify that there is none worthy of

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our worship and devotion but the almighty

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Allah

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alone.

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And I testify that Muhammad sallallahu

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alaihi

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wa sallam

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is his servant and his messenger. O you

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who believe,

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fear Allah as he should be feared and

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die not,

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except in a state of submission.

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Oh mankind,

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be dutiful to your Lord who created you

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from a single person,

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and from him he created his wife, and

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from them both he created many men and

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women. And fear Allah through whom you demand

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your mutual rights and observe the rights of

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your kin. Surely Allah is ever and all

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watcher over you, all you who believe.

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Keep your duty to Allah. Fear him and

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speak the truth. He will direct you to

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righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And

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whoever obeys Allah and his messenger has indeed

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attained a great achievement.

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The best words are the divine words of

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Allah,

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and the best guidance

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is that of prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa

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sallam. And the worst things in the religion

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are the newly invented matters, for all the

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newly invented matters in religion

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are considered to be heretical innovation

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I e bid'ah, and every bid'ah is misguidance.

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Time,

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it was around

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the year 1

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80 after Hijra.

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Place,

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city of Basra

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in the south of Iraq.

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We're going to talk about

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a great man in the history of Islam.

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We want to learn some lessons

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from that beautiful man, may Allah have mercy

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upon him.

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Some people described him they said,

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Every time he made dua Allah granted him

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his dua.

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He was described

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as Rahibul Islam,

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the hermit, the monk of Islam for his

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worship,

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for his devotion.

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The great hadith

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critic and authority on the narrators of hadith,

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Abu Hatim Al Razi.

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Probably the highest authority on the state of

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the narrators of hadith.

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His judgment is the final.

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He says,

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and he would ever this Abu Hatta Marazi

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would hardly give a narrator

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the title

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thikka.

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Trustworthy,

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honest,

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fully reliable.

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He would use that

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very sparingly.

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Only with someone who scores a 100%

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on his skill.

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So he gave that title to a small

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number of people.

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So he describes

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our the man we're talking about today,

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He's not only reliable and trustworthy,

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he's an absolute trust.

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And when he engaged in the hadith or

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narrated the hadith, his state would be a

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state of kushoor, which is a high level

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of taqwa and iman

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and fear of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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Yaqi Abdul Madini another one of the greatest

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scholars of hadith and narration.

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He

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says,

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I don't know anyone who's more trustworthy and

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more reliable in hadith than this man we're

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talking about today.

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This man was the one of the teachers

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of an ul Imam al Bukhari.

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Al Imam al Bukhari narrates

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from him, through him,

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a 123

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hadith that are in Sahih al Bukhari until

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today.

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He was also the teacher of Al Imam

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Muslim.

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Al Imam Muslim in his Sahih narrates from

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him 70 hadith, 70 narrations.

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Also the great imam Abu Dawood,

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the author of one of the collections of

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a sunnah, sunani sununu Abi Dawood, was also

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one of his students.

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A great man

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held in high esteem,

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and he was There was a consensus about

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his righteousness,

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his goodness in knowledge

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and in worship.

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Interestingly,

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at the time that we mentioned in Al

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Basra,

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around 1 year

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around the year a 180

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after Hijra, around that time, plus or minus,

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or maybe just before that,

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he was a young man.

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And he had he was part of a

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gang.

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And they were known for

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drinking

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alcohol

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and creating trouble. He was a troublemaker,

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and he was so daring

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and so bold that he would be one

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of the only ones who would drink in

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public

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as a teenager and as a young man.

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And one day he had

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he was waiting for his friends, for his,

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the rest of his gang to come and

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join him where they would go about drinking

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alcohol

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and creating trouble.

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So he's waiting for them,

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and he notices something catches his attention.

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In the street, he sees a man

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seated on his donkey. A simple man

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that is surrounded by a huge number of

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people.

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That puzzled him because

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the only one who would have such a

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huge number around him

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would be an official,

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a king, a minister,

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someone important,

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someone rich maybe. But this man looked

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humble and simple and right right and plus

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he was riding what a donkey.

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So he was not this kind of wealthy

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or official person.

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So that caught it up his attention and

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the the kind of attention that this man

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was given by the people around him, they

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were holding him in high esteem, respecting him,

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that puzzled him. And being this brave and

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daring man,

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he decides to find out what's going on.

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So he approaches the crowd and he asked

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them, who's this?

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Who's this guy who's riding a donkey, right?

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And the donkey you could say this is

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like a budget kind of vehicle at the

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time. It's just like an old Toyota Corral

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Corolla, right? Or an old Honda Civic like

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p or an old Dodge Caravan.

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So he approaches the crowd and he says

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who's this?

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They said this is Shur'ba.

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One word his name his first name Shur'ba.

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This is the great scholar of hadith Shur'ba

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Abdul Hijaj.

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Who doesn't know Sho'ubah in Al Basra?

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Not only in Al Basra,

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people all cross

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the Muslim world at the time knew who

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Sho'ba was, one of the top narrators of

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Hadith.

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This man doesn't know Sho'ba.

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He says then who's Sho'ba?

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Obviously he's not part of this circle, he's

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not interested in knowledge, he just lives his

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own life of mischief and trouble.

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So he says who's Shaba? They said, Muhaddith.

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This also puzzles him further, like what is

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Muhadith? So obviously he doesn't even know the

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basic terminology.

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Muhadith is a scholar of hadith, a narrator

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of hadith, someone who dedicates his life for

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the sake of

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learning the narrations that came from the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam from the proper scholars,

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documenting them,

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and then passing them down to future generations.

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This was a full time profession

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and something that was held in high esteem,

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a muhadith.

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So he said what's a muhadith? They said,

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yarwil hadith.

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In narrates the hadith.

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So being this bold man still he doesn't

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show respect,

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and he doesn't really bother about social norms.

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Right? So he's defiantly

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approaching

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Al Imam Shur'ab ibn Hijad. He approaches him

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and he holds the harness

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of the donkey and he says

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Hadithni bi Hadith.

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So if you're a narrator of hadith, relate

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a hadith to me. Tell me one hadith.

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And something about the muhaddithin, about the scholars

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of hadith.

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You know, they would only teach

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someone who deserves

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to be taught.

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Someone that they trust. Someone they see is

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trustworthy, and someone is worthy of carrying the

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hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

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It wasn't something cheap for them. They like,

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they treated the hadith of the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wasallam with sanctity.

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If you wanted to learn the hadith, then

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you should be qualified for that in terms

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of your mannerism,

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in terms of your dedication,

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and in terms of your appreciation and understanding

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of the value of this hadith so that

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you would act on it, so you would

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live by it. But obviously he didn't look

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the part.

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He said hadithni bi hadith. Suraba was a

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very intelligent man. His life is just a

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different story, a beautiful example

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of what a scholar and an insightful scholar

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is. So he looks at this man.

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He understands the situation.

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So he says to him,

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He says to him,

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our teacher Mansur

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taught us what he learned from his teacher,

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rebay,

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who heard from the companion Abu Mas'udin al

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Badri

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that he heard Allah's messenger salallahu alayhi wa

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sallam

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say this statement.

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Part of the old prophethood, the message of

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previous revelations that was give to previous prophets

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that survived until today

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was not changed,

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that people caught up with at our times.

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It survived until these times. This statement,

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if you have no sense of shame

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then do whatever you want.

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If you don't have this decent character

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then nothing stops you from doing the most

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despicable things. You can behave as you wish.

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That's what they call freedom today. Right? Freedom

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to do whatever I want.

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That's the immoral freedom.

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That means you have no morality, no sense

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of decency that holds you back from what's

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shameful,

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from what's evil,

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from what's harmful.

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Man sure imam sure. But, he said,

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if I have he obviously wanted to deescalate.

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He could have said, you know you're not

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qualified for this hadith.

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You're not qualified for this request.

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But he realized that this is a very

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daring

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young young man who's a troublemaker.

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So you know what? Let's de escalate

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and maybe

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maybe the advice would help him. And SubhanAllah

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it was at a time that Allah opened

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the heart

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of this man called

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Abdullah

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ibnu Maslama

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al Qanabi.

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Abdullah

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ibnu Maslama.

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The word, the advice, the prophetic word

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hit him.

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It woke him up.

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It changed him.

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One word, one statement.

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Not a full explanation, not so many details,

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nothing about the exceptions and what about this

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and what about that.

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He took the advice to heart.

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Allah opened his heart and Allah guides whoever

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He wishes

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and Allah guides the right people.

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Allah's guidance when it's given it. Allah knows

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who to give guidance to and who to

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withhold guidance from.

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According to his knowledge, according to his wisdom,

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his justice, and his mercy.

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So opens his heart. It wakes him up,

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and he apparently thinks about it. He rushes

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home to his mother.

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And he had

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a lot of supply of alcohol, jars of

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of alcohol at home.

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And because he decided to change his ways

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at that time,

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he his heart woke up.

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He decided to change and not to look

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back again ever.

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So he wants to sever all of the

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connections, cut off all of the connections to

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his evil past.

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Leave no possibility that hid his past would

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chase him or get hold of him or

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come back to him. So he wanted to

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cut off everything about his evil past.

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So he destroys all of the alcohol jars

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that he has at home,

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and he was waiting for his friends to

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come and join him. So he says to

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his mother, when my friends come tell them

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what I did that I got rid of

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all the alcohol and I don't want to

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see them anymore.

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So they would lose hope. They would give

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up on me. They would realize, okay,

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yes.

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He changed.

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And that takes courage

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because a lot of us want to change.

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A lot of us wanna improve.

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A lot of us wanna give give up

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on the sins that we are guilty of,

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that we are stuck with,

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But you know what? It's peer pressure that

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is holding us. What are they gonna say

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about me? Are they gonna say I'm a

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coward?

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I'm a cop out?

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I'm a snitch?

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I don't have loyalty.

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I betrayed them. I stabbed them in the

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back.

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That happens

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but you know what he decided I don't

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care what you think.

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I don't care what names you give me.

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I don't care about your opinions. It's time

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that I choose Allah and never look back

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again.

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And that's what he did.

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So he asks,

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Who's the most knowledgeable person on this earth?

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I want to learn, I want to change

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my ways. So imagine he breaks the alcohol,

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the jars of alcohol

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and he decides to look for the best

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teacher in this world.

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So he decided

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decisively

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to change his ways and start to take

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practical steps.

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He didn't say tomorrow,

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He didn't say next month,

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He didn't say when I finish my supply

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I'll change my ways.

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If Allah opens your heart to guidance never

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delay it. Seize the moment.

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So they tell him, Al Imam Malik. He's

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in Al Basra. Imam Malik is in Madinah.

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He travels to Madinah.

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He spends 30 years with Al Imam Malik.

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He becomes one of the best of his

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students.

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Imam Malik has the book Al Muwatta, the

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collection of hadith, and it has different it

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was narrated through different,

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you know,

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through his students, some of his prominent students.

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The best some of the critics of hadith,

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they say the best version

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we have of Muwatta al Imam Malik is

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the one that is narrated by Abdullah ibn

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Muslim Al Qanabi.

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Al Khurayibi one of the scholars of hadith

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he says

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Al Qa'anabi studied with Ma'lik and

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with me. In my opinion he's better than

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Imam Malik.

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And he became a great scholar of hadith.

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He would teach in Mecca,

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in Madinah,

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and in

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Basra.

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And he was known for his righteousness.

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Now he decided to make that change. Allah

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Subhanu wa Ta'ala opened his heart

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and that's not a gift that is special

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to

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Abdullah no Muslim Al Qanabi

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But Allah opens all of our hearts.

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But

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some people

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seize the moment,

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utilize the opportunity,

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while others say, you know what, let me

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just do this thing for the last for

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the last time,

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one more time,

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or maybe one more day,

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one more week,

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one more month, or maybe next year.

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What are my friends gonna say about me?

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What do you think people are gonna say

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about me?

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And things like that.

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But when Allah opens the way for positive

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change in your life, seize it.

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Don't let it go, that's a golden opportunity

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And all of us

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are the type of person that sins.

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All humans are in error. All of us

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have our flaws, our mistakes, our weaknesses,

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our sins that we are stuck with. We

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need to change.

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We need to change before it's too late.

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And people can change their way. Look at

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this man from one of the most wicked

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young men in Al Basrah, troublemakers,

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an alcoholic,

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a drunkard,

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to someone who is at the pinnacle of

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Muslim scholarship and contribution.

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If He could make that change that means

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every human being has the capacity to make

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that kind of change.

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Don't let your sins bog you down.

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Don't let them hold you back from Allah,

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from change. Don't ever give up. It's not

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about how good you are. It's not about

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how intelligent you are, or how strong you

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are, or how brave you are. It's about

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Allah is the one who changes the heart.

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Allah is the one who fixes the heart.

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Just prove to be sincere.

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And ask Allah from the bottom of your

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heart to help you fix your ways, to

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grant you tawbah,

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to open your heart to this positive change

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and we can change.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala gave us this month

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of Ramadan and it was gone.

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Some people have utilized it,

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some people have not, some people missed out

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on it. It's not the end.

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Allah says,

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Oh my servants who have transgressed.

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My servants

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who have gone too far

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in transgressing the limits

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and wronging themselves.

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Never give up on the mercy of Allah.

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Don't lose hope in Allah.

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Allah forgives all sins. He's the most merciful.

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He's the forgiving.

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He's the one who pardons.

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That's Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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And don't ever fall for the trap of

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Shaytan that tells you tomorrow.

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Tomorrow

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tomorrow might never come, And maybe you would

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live to witness tomorrow but maybe your heart

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has lost that state

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that is open

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to change.

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Who guarantees?

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Who guarantees?

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So when Allah opens an opportunity don't miss

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it out. Ramadan was an opportunity.

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And if you have not done well in

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Ramadan that doesn't mean you have to wait

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for next Ramadan.

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The time to change is now,

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the time to start fixing your ways is

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now

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that's the only way to go forward.

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Is it gonna be hard? Yes, because it

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takes courage.

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Is it gonna be challenging? Yes. Because you

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have built bad habits and you will have

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to change them.

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You will have to start working on them.

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People think when I start practicing, I just

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become an angel.

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No. You've done so much damage to yourself,

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and now you're on a journey to undo

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all of this damage. Change these habits, and

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build something new, rewire yourself,

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and that's what Allah reward you for.

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It takes courage, it takes strength,

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it takes resolution,

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someone with a strong will to choose Allah

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and say no, and say I'm not looking

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back at my past.

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And not giving in to people's doubts and

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people's words and people's opinions.

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Change for the sake of Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala.

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Cut off every connection

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that still ties you up to your past

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evil.

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As we know the prophet salallahu alaihi wa

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sallam told us about the man who killed

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99

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people. Talk about serial killers.

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What's the maximum number or what's the record

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a serial serial killer has?

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16, 20, 25, 30?

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This man killed 99

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people.

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What do you think of a man who

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killed 99 people? What kind of heart does

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he have?

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Yet Allah opened his heart

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and he wants to repent and because the

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man said, you know you're too evil there's

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no way there's Tawba for you.

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He killed him, 100.

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But he turns to a man who has

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the knowledge.

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Someone who knows Allah.

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So he tells him who holds you back

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from Tuuba? But you know what?

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You are around a bad company,

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bad influence. You need to cut off

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that connection.

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So you can change, so you can free

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yourself.

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So travel to that city. There are good

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people out there. You can have a fresh

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start. You can have good companions.

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The environment is important.

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And that's If you notice, that's what Abdullah

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ibn Maslaba Al Khanabi did. Although Basra was

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a city of scholars, but you know what?

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His past would still chase him. His old

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companions will still be around.

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So he wants to cut off the relationship

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with them. So he decided to make the

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move to Makkah.

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Now the history of the Muslim Ummah and

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the world around us even today,

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there are people who change their ways

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so bravely

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and they made a drastic change in their

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life and they chose Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Why? Because the mercy of Allah is not

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limited to a specific generation

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or specific type of people

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as long as you are sincere.

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And part of the sincerity

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is to

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take any opportunity that Allah offers you and

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act on it and never look back. Take

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the decisive measures to change your ways.

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And it starts sometimes with reflection.

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With reflection because with Abdullah ibn Maslaban Al

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Qarnabi, it was a statement from the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam that got him to

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think and ponder

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and opened his heart up.

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So it's time for us,

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time for us to open our hearts and

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to start contemplating

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our lives.

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Where am I going? What am I doing?

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What am I guilty of?

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Today, make it today. Make a decision today

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that I'm gonna pick one of my mistakes,

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one of my flaws, one of my crimes

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that I know are poisoning my heart, and

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I'm gonna change it, I'm gonna start changing

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it today. I'll take the necessary measures.

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Figure it out. All of us have our

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private sins.

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There are people who watch evil things, bad

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things that are haram. Decide today that I'm

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not gonna do it,

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And take all the measures that lead to

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it,

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like being with your device alone,

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or looking at things that might lead you

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to look at things that are worse,

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or not making good use of your time,

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or maybe hanging with the wrong people

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who are a bad influence

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or maybe I'm a young man or a

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young woman and I don't

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treat my parents well. I disrespect

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them.

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Maybe I should change my ways today.

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Even if I don't like what they say

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or I don't like their lifestyle,

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they are my parents, and it's an obligation

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on me to treat them well,

00:31:03 --> 00:31:05

to respect them. They are the gate to

00:31:05 --> 00:31:06

paradise.

00:31:07 --> 00:31:09

And there are husbands who mistreat

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their spouses, their wives, or their children. It's

00:31:12 --> 00:31:14

time maybe to change now.

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And there are wives

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who don't treat their husbands fairly, and they

00:31:19 --> 00:31:21

take advantage of certain situations,

00:31:22 --> 00:31:24

or they don't give their children their rights,

00:31:24 --> 00:31:26

Maybe it's time to change today.

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Or if you have been dealing with haram,

00:31:33 --> 00:31:35

you've been consuming maybe haram substances,

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or maybe you have a source of income

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that is doubtful or that is haram, or

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I'm engaged in something that displeases Allah financially.

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Maybe it's time now that I really make

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a decisive

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moment in my life where I say never

00:31:50 --> 00:31:52

again I'm gonna start taking the steps today

00:31:52 --> 00:31:54

to change that and never go back.

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Or maybe you have a click of friends

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that are a bad influence, so maybe it's

00:32:00 --> 00:32:01

time to leave them.

00:32:01 --> 00:32:03

And, yes, Shaypa will come and say, you

00:32:03 --> 00:32:05

know you want guidance for yourself and you

00:32:05 --> 00:32:07

leave these poor people misguided maybe you should

00:32:07 --> 00:32:08

guide them. That's shaitan.

00:32:10 --> 00:32:11

That's shaitan.

00:32:16 --> 00:32:18

Cut off the relationships that take you to

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the hellfire.

00:32:19 --> 00:32:20

Start building yourself

00:32:21 --> 00:32:24

maybe sometime in the future, maybe Allah will

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make you influential and Allah will guide some

00:32:26 --> 00:32:28

of those through you. Or maybe they would

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start you would get them to think why

00:32:30 --> 00:32:31

did he leave

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us? Why did he change his ways? And

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maybe Allah will guide some of them through

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you. So figure out a mistake today that

00:32:37 --> 00:32:39

you have in your life that you can

00:32:39 --> 00:32:41

assist you are consistently guilty of

00:32:42 --> 00:32:44

and bravely decide for the sake of Allah

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I'm gonna change today.

00:32:46 --> 00:32:47

One thing, start with one thing,

00:32:48 --> 00:32:49

don't make it overwhelming.

00:32:49 --> 00:32:51

Take one thing,

00:32:52 --> 00:32:53

one baby step today

00:32:54 --> 00:32:57

and try to put a plan and be

00:32:57 --> 00:32:57

decisive

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and ask Allah for help.

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And Allah will not let you down if

00:33:01 --> 00:33:02

you are sincere.

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