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Peace and Unity Convention Abuja Nigeria

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The history and importance of Islam have been discussed, with emphasis on finding a partner and finding a way to live in a society that is not clueless. The speakers stress the need for a genuine concern for one's own well-being and finding a path for the best blessing. The importance of learning to handle one's behavior and avoiding judge's feelings is emphasized, along with the need to strike a balance between being a good person and a good judge. The importance of avoiding confusion and working towards unity and peace in relation to religion is emphasized, along with the need to fulfill commands and find a way to live with one another.

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Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy.

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We indeed praise Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions. We thank him for everything that he has bestowed upon us. He is the Lord of the worlds creator nourisher cherishes. sustainer provider protector cura in absolute control of every aspect of existence. We praise Him and we thank him we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one who was sent to us bearing the good news of Jenna for those who worship Allah alone, and follow the footsteps of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to be pleased with all the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, and May Allah subhanho wa

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Taala bless every single one of us, my brothers and sisters, when we look at the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There are so many, so many.

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If you take a look at mankind, it started with one human being, according to Allah subhanho wa Taala declaration at the beginning of Salatu, Musa

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people be conscious of You're the one who made you from a single soul. And from it, he created a spouse, he created its spouse, and from the two he caused the multitude to spread on earth, He caused a multitude of male and female to spread, be conscious of the Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Be conscious of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah make us conscious of him. This verse shows that we were created from a single soul, a single person, that was Adam May peace be upon him. When he was created, he was the only one of his species. So he felt quite lonely and he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to take away the loneliness, this was all part of the plan of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala.

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at that juncture, he was given a gift bestowed something beautiful, and that was his wife, his spouse Hawa May peace be upon her, this was a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if you take a look at it, Allah subhana wa Taala had already planned in his divine wisdom, that this is how mankind would actually reproduce, we depend on one another, after the dependence upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I may depend on Allah subhana wa Taala, for giving me children. But in order to have those children, I depend on the mercy of Allah to bless me with a spouse, and with that spouse, I will then be able to have offspring if Allah wills, Allah has blessed some with male, some with

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female, some with both male and female, and some he has chosen not to give, he tests every one of us with various tests. And some of these tests are more difficult than others. But some people can endure much more than others. So the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala was to have two people come together.

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You and I know that in our case where people get married, and they are supposed to have children thereafter, they were brought up in two different homes, if you are brought up in the same home being from one mother, one Father, you are not allowed to get married.

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You cannot marry what in Islam is known as a man, meaning a very close relation. A quick way of looking at it is if in the Arabic language, there is a single word to describe my relation with the person generally and normally I won't be able to marry that person. So the minute I say even, or bent, or own or Amazon, or Apple or Austin or Amazon or Hulu, Amazon, it is one word in the Arabic language to describe my relation. Generally that person is my mother. If there is more than one word to describe that particular person, I may be able to marry them. That's what oh, that's just to make it easy for people to understand. Now, in order for us to understand this concept of unity, we need

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to understand when two people get married, they have a lot that they compromise in order to get along with each other. without compromise you will never be able to get along. And if you start off, they say this is a marriage. Wow. What a beautiful

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marriage made in heaven, so to speak, everything is absolutely perfect here. In actual fact, they will be differences that are concealed from the public.

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They will be issues but what happened, there was given tape, there was tolerance of a few differences, there was compromise within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's how we got along, without that we would never be able to get along. So it's amazing how you take a look at the marriage and what we're ready to compromise. Apply it in society and community and here you have a community that gets along, they will be differences. There will be people who don't agree with you, there will be people who do not understand things that you perhaps have put forth. But remember, if you are willing to adopt what Allah has instructed you to adopt in terms of

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understanding tolerance, giving people the leeway within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala allowing them to do their thing and understanding that if it pleases Allah or does not displease Allah, then I should not be having a problem with it. May Allah make it easy for us. I want to take a look at the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The reason is,

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as human beings I heard a very interesting point being made by one of the scholars, he said, Man has

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listened carefully. Very important example. I loved it when I heard it. He says, Man is able to fly in the in the sky Like a bird. Did you hear that? Man is able to fly in the sky Like a bird. And man is able

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to swim or to go into the water, the sea, the ocean like a fish. You agree? We have aircraft, we have submarines and ships you agree so we can swim like fish and we can fly like birds. But we cannot get live like human beings on earth. Have you heard that?

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Man can fly in the sky, and he can like a bird. And he can swim in the sea like a fish? Why is it that he cannot live on earth like a human being so Panama so let's learn from the fish and the birds and other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala I want to start off with the example that I love. The best example that I would like to look at is Sugata memel, the surah of the ENT, there is an entire surah named after the end and I look at that surah and every time I see it, I It reminds me of something important how Allah has created a bond between other creatures in order for them to achieve something.

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Let's start with the end. You all know the Prophet by the name of Sulaiman. Solomon May peace be upon him. What happened Allah bestowed upon him something amazing. He used to make a drought or like give me that which nobody after me will get. So some of the things he had nobody after him was bestowed with and one of them was the absolute and total ability to be able to communicate with all the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala, comprehend and communicate. So he knew what was being said by the cockroaches. He knew what was being said by insects, rodents, everything else, he could communicate with them by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And one of these creatures, the

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ants one day he was moving with his army, and he heard one ant, listen to this, we are going to learn a lesson from this one. And he learned he heard one and say to the rest of the ants, a statement that made him stop with his entire army and wait.

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When we see a view ends, we get irritated, don't we get irritated these ads, they've come out the disturbing the inner sugar in our eyes, they've come into the grains, they've done this, and we are so upset. So they might say salatu salam was given a gift. So Allah makes mention of it. When they got to the venue where the ends were known as the number one it means a valley and the number referring to the ends. So Allah says, Hi,

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lie, women.

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Lie women come soon.

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When they got to the valley of the ends, one end called out to the rest of the ends. I stopped for a minute and ask ourselves when we are in trouble. Does one of us have such a concern for the rest of us that we will actually call out to the rest to say there is a warning regarding some form of harm coming in this direction, or have we downgraded ourselves to believe

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Know the ends such that when someone is affected in a bad way we become happy and say Oh Allah break them up even quicker. They should have been broken yesterday. Yeah Allah.

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Take a look. We have differences. Sometimes we make dua for the destruction of one another. The ends did not just say, oh my friend, those who are close to me, whoever is here among the colony of ants, I want you to know, save yourself. Why? Because Sulaiman alayhis salam is coming. You don't want him to curse you without even noticing that he has crushed you. So the Hulu masaka can go into your homes, go into your homes, look at the concern. How many of us have the concern for the broader oma, those whom you get along with those whom you don't get along with those whom you had a problem with those whom you have not had a problem with? How many of us have this concern? Let's learn from the

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ends. If you truly want to understand one of the benefits of this beautiful story of the end is to have concern for the rest of the oma and that is when you will achieve success protection from outside harm that which may harm you from an external source. Sulaiman alayhi salatu wa sallam heard this and he stopped and Allah says, fatter by some elbow.

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He smiled with a bit of laughter.

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At the statement of this end, there was a lesson Why did Allah make mention of the story? There were 1000s if not millions of stories in the life of Sulayman Allah. Allah selected just a few to speak to us about why did he choose this particular story? One of the reasons is for us to look at the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala the power of Allah, the gift of Allah and the duty upon us, they the ends have fulfilled in a better way, something that if we were to fulfill, we would have great victory in the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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Subhan Allah, what a great lesson. So if you would like to achieve unity, you would like to achieve peace, it's important for you to have a genuine concern for everyone. So much so that you need to have a genuine concern for the non Muslims and for the enemies of Islam. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was faced with some enemies in Mecca, he looked at them and he made the dua, he says Allah home, Islam, big, O Allah, I call out to you to grant some strength to Islam by the acceptance of Islam of one of these two men who are considered powerful in race who were the one was

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known as a Buddha. And the other was

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the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made this

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he supplicated he called out to Allah, Oh Allah, these are enemies. These people have committed atrocities they have held in feeling and hatred, you are the owner of the hearts. Such a genuine feeling that will lie when the co founder of courage had a question, he would quickly rush to them in order to answer the questions perhaps they read hearts might become soften. Remember, guidance is not in your hands. But the effort Allah has given you the ability to fulfill it, and he has asked you to make it so panela make the effort. The rest is in the hands of Allah, Your duty is to make that effort. So my brothers and sisters, as a result of that. Allah subhanho wa Taala gave guidance

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to one of the two of them as was the

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man who went out to commit an atrocity against Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to harm him. And what happened as he went out, he did not know that he this journey, or this little trip of mine is going to end up embracing the man I want to kill Allahu Akbar. Why there was a genuine feeling. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being in the beat of Allah subhanho wa Taala teaching us that your first stop or first point even with your enemy is not just to make dua or supplicate for their destruction. No, you need to ask Allah for their guidance. You need to ask Allah subhana wa Taala to open their doors to bless them in a way that they are guided guidance is the biggest blessing you

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could have. So when you tell some of those who may not be Muslim mean for example, may Allah bless you.

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May Allah grant you goodness, what are you talking about? What is the best blessing? What is the goodness that you are talking about? Subhana Allah the goodness that comes with belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala guide us all to the straight path. And may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless every single one of us, and may He bless humanity at large. Once I spoke and I said, may Allah bless humanity at large people came to me. In fact, one person came to me and said, Can you explain that to me, you want blessings to be even on those

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who hate us? And I said, What bigger blessing can they be than guidance? If Allah were to guide them, they will become the champions of the deal. Look at holiday Villa de la, take a look at what happened. Amazing. So this was the example that I had drawn off the end and it is given in the Quran. So Sulayman Allah salatu salam makes a dua, he says, Oh Allah give me the ability to be thankful to you for the gifts that you have given me and my parents. How many of us and I mentioned in this because it is in the story of the ends, how many of us can count or start to count try to count the gifts of Allah upon us and thank Allah for each gift, Allah, you've given me a thumb,

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you've given me feeling in that thumb, you've given me skin on that thumb, you've given me a print on the thumb, you've actually given me skin that is good. At the same time you've given me a nail on the thumb. That nail is healthy, or like it grows. I thank you for all these things. I haven't yet moved out of my thumb. You notice

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I haven't even spoken about anything else. I'm starting with my thumb. What about all the other gifts? Have we ever done that? Let's be honest, or like I thank you for the eyes. You've given me the iris the pupils. Yeah, like and see y'all love this. Y'all know the eyelashes like whatever else. Allahu Akbar just with one of the organs and come up for it. So they Manali salatu salam says, Rob bo ziani.

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What a powerful, he says Allah gives me the ability to be thankful

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makes me ABLE TO THANK YOU Allah for all the gifts that you have bestowed upon myself and my parents.

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And let me do good deeds that are

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pleasing to you.

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And grant me entry into the group of people who are pious, who are good. Consider me from among those who are mentally be from among those who are pious, those who are good May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the same job.

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So let's take a look at the ends when it comes to

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unity among them. They have the queen and I'm sure you know about this. And they take instruction from that Queen and and at the same time when that Queen ends is taken away, or is cute. What happens to them

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Subhan Allah?

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Do you know what happens to them?

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A lot of them in their lives, because they are lost. Now obviously, we cannot draw an example say Okay, you know what, if your Amelie dies, you must just enjoy your life? Not at all. Let's not be foolish. But what it does show us is they have a system they are following they follow instructions with us. We don't even follow the instruction of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How then will we follow anyone else's instruction? That's an important question. You know, people cry, where is the leadership in the oma where is the leadership in the oma? I asked a question. Do you even consider Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as your leader? Your dress does not show that your

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your life does not show that at all. And here you are saying the Muslims don't have a leader. Your leader is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but where is your life? How is it being led and you claim that we have a problem in the oma there are no leaders, the leader is there.

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We have not been following Subhan Allah,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala resolve all matters for us when we ourselves are not really interested in resolving it, we just pay lip service to it. This is why Allah makes mention of something very powerful in the Quran in

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the coalmine,

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Allah will not change the condition of a nation until every single individual within the nation decides to change themselves. each one individually. I want improvement in the oma I want unity and peace. I need to work towards the improvement of myself. People say well, that's foolish.

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You know, once I spoke about solving the matters across the globe, this was a long time ago many years ago before there were so many problems as they are today. Today, it is depressing to even know the news you know that it's become so sad. People don't even know what's happening. And sometimes people don't want to know anymore what's happening. But I think

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It says if you want to resolve the matters that are occurring over the oceans, you need to first solve your own matter here. And someone actually came up to me and said, I think you are being ridiculous. I said, What? I'm only translating to you what the Quran says?

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Well, I don't mean to question Allah. But how will that help? He says,

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I said, I tell you how it will help if I rectify my life, the one living with me rectifies his life or her life and those living with me as a family, rectify their lives and we all fulfill each other's rights. That family then fulfills the rights of every other family that is around in society begins to improve then to societies and five societies the city improves thereafter, the nation the country improves, and thereafter, the countries improve, the oma improves, and humanity improves. You started where, what we termed grassroots. When you start a building, you don't start with the 30th floor. So Panama, we put up all these steel structures, and we start building on the top. Have

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you ever seen that? No way. You start off digging going down. And guess what? If it was a person who did not know engineering, they would be saying, Look outside here, there is an image showing you that this is going to be 100 storey building, but they are actually digging going down. They are fools, Allah, they are not fools. They know the solution is going this way. It's not going that way. We have to start now, when you visit maka Tomoko Rama, I think that's the closest we would ever get to a real building to actually get to see how things are happening. Well, that's speaking for myself.

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And you see them going deeper and deeper, you know that this is going to be taller and taller. That's why they're going deeper. When they go so deep Subhanallah and you speak to one of them, how many meters? Have you gone? And they tell you we've hit water at 120 meters. And you think to yourself What is going on? So Pamela, they are probably going to go up 100 stories. And it's true. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to improve the insight, the more you improve it, the more it will show on the outside. You know, we are taught not to be judgmental. But that does not mean we don't correct people. People say on the outside, I'm not going to do a job. I'm not going to dress

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appropriately. I don't need to move around being identified as a Muslim because of what's going on. Well, ah he that's a loss. We are not judging you, you are judging yourself. That's what it is.

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But at the same time, you need to be open to advice, you will have to be corrected, someone has to come and remind you to say my sister, you know what, that's not the way of doing things. It's actually wrong. I'm not judging at all. You must be a better person than me. But it's my duty as a Muslim or a Muslim man, to kindly let you know when you're going wrong. And it is your duty to let me know where I'm going wrong. No hard feelings. You don't have to do it in public to embarrass someone and you don't you just have to get the message across. That's not judging. The reason I make mention of this, people sometimes misconstrue the statements of the scholars, we have to strike a

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balance between teaching people not to judge others and at the same time telling them it's your duty to advise Subhanallah you have to strike a balance between the two. So my brothers and sisters, the deeper you go inside, the more effective the outside will be. What's the point of having a big smile on your face. And inside you are filled with hatred and jealousy and envy and all the other bad qualities. Those smiles are not worth it. I'd rather a person let me know open on my face. I don't like your brother will lie that person is much more genuine that someone sent them.

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Oh my goodness, and they stab you in your back so badly. will love him my brother I prefer a person who did the former. Not the latter. Any day. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on us.

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Let's take a look at another example the other creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala the B the B works in a similar way in that it has a queen bee that queen bee decides the nectar of which tree or which plant where it should go which flower which pollen, it will decide

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where to go and what happens to the rest of the bees. They serve the leader. They serve the leader Subhana Allah in a beautiful way they will go out Allah subhanho wa Taala has named an entire surah so what after the beep

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and Allah says he inspires the bee to do certain things. And one of them is to actually go over

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the mounts and so on

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and to pick from a specific place and to bring back to the hive. As a result you and I will receive or achieve or get some honey Mashallah. Some honey

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It is so soothing relaxing.

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For the bee to do that. It's something amazing. And you will notice that the bees have a specific colony do not mix

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where they're getting

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from, never will the mix. You won't find the mixture of honeys in one hive know if it is orange blossom, it's orange blossom, if it is buffalo Thorn, it is buffalo for one person trying to change it, they are not allowed entry into the Not at all.

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There are so many gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we can learn from.

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Imagine with us, a person who deviates a person who goes out of the path, it is our duty to remind them to let them know you know, my brother, my sister, that's not the way but you have to choose the best way. It's slightly different from the B where there is a plan or a system in place they cannot penetrate, they will not go in.

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And if they have taken from elsewhere, they

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will be killed before they get in. That's their punishment. It's considered the punishment of the bees. And this is why every time you see a hive, you will notice one or two or three or a few more or less of the bees that are laying dead right next to the hive going chicken.

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The issue of deception is in the answers. Well, I did that experiment myself with the ants when I read about it. What was the experiment? I can tell you. You put a come near the answer. Right.

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And this was in order to confirm that this is really the truth.

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crumb where the ends are one little cup, you will find them and coming that one of the ends the first one to come or one of the first few that come they won't just go to that crumb and start attacking and devouring. They will check it they will go around it they will make sure they take the GPS coordinates everything punched into Tom Tom, everything happening to Panama, and then they go back, go back to it to the leader. Guess what? I found a cramp in their own language they speak we are not so layman to know exactly how

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alayhi salatu salam, but at the same time, when they go back after that you find armies of ants walking. Have you ever seen them walking? When I saw them? One experiment? I did. I was fascinated because I was saying Oh Allah, imagine if we could hear what they're saying. I'm sure they say Santa Monica, Santa Monica to each other as they're walking past. Because they hit each other's heads and they hit and they cross and so on. There's a specific way of greeting, you know, it's their culture. so polite way of doing things. So the answer going one going one coming out the other and they all follow the same pattern, the same path. It's like they were told that's highway, don't worry, you

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know what, it's the easiest way to get to wherever we want to get to this other road is blocked. They won't go there. They all follow the one path. Have you noticed? I'm sure we've noticed that much. Then as the rest are coming, you will find Okay, they will come. You haven't taken the time away. They come and they collect the comp. The crumb is bigger than four or five of those ends put together. collectively they pick it and they start moving while law him.

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I've seen this and I I was fascinated.

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And then

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you put a crumb at a slightly different place. And you wait for the end to come. And when the end the first few ends come and they go away. Take the crumb away. Take the club away, guess what happens?

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Everyone will come towards the crumb. All the ants will come towards the come when they see there is no combat. They circle the antelope broke the news.

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And they close in on the circle. And there is chaos.

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And after there is chaos, they leave. There is a dead end in the middle.

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So panela Why you deceived us. It's a lesson we learn. You are a deceiver. You deceived us.

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I'm not saying we should take the law in our own hands. Don't get me wrong, I have to clarify because people need to know that's not what we mean. But what we mean here is look at their own justice system and how it works. You like to ask you cheated the whole room of and this is your punishment with us. We deceive our families, our wives, our husbands, our children, our and look at what we carry on in life like nothing has happened. Everyone, you know, someone was telling me Well, if you're looking for a decent husband, Subhanallah you want someone who's wealthy perhaps you have to you have to make do with one or two bad qualities. Perhaps he drinks. Perhaps he has other women.

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Perhaps he has this if you were looking for a man who's wealthy. That's what I was shocked to hear that I was done. My beloved men. Learn from the ends. Don't deceive your families. Don't deceive yourself a day will

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Come you have to meet Allah, you don't want to meet him with a bottle in your hand.

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I was shocked to hear that Well, like I was told, literally, you know what, if you want to get married, that is something you're going to have to compromise from what Allah has instructed, not in all cases, but in a lot of cases. It's a growing trend, I believe, how when Allah has given you wealth, you need to become more humble with money. That's your test. If wealth has come to you, it's a test. If it did not come to you, it's a test. Do not deceive yourself to begin with by thinking this is mine. That was the Son of God, that Allah makes mention of

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what did he say?

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He became happy with what he had to the degree that he says in

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this list that I have got, I got it because of my own knowledge. Allah is not in the equation, I will do what I want. And I have, Allah says we gave him we gave him so much of treasure.

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Can I quickly tell you how much he had? It's a verse of the Quran. Allah says

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Amina uzima.

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if you call

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me, Allah says We bestowed upon him so much that just the keys to the treasures of what he had were heavy for a group of strong men to carry.

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So not the treasure. The bunches of keys to the treasures were heavy for a group of solid men to carry. How much do you think he had? Brother You have one plastic card and you think you're a big deal?

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You have one plastic card and you think that men had treasures that you cannot compete. That's why Allah makes mentioned only in the Quran. The keys. Imagine if you have a hotel with 60 rooms, 600 rooms, 6000 rooms, tell me how many keys you will have. You have a man who will carry it on his back. Do you agree

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with him? He had keys that a group of strong men found it difficult to carry what was missing. It was good enough for him to say oh, well, I think you You gave me the dounia Now give me the era. You hear this? Oh Allah you gave me this world. Now give me the next. But no, he became proud, arrogant, haughty, and his people told him do not become proud. You know Latifah means to become happy. But here it refers to happiness with arrogance and haughtiness do not become haughty. Do not become arrogant. Remember, be humble. Be humble. You're just a man. You're just a human being like others. When you die. Your shroud is not going to be gold. No, it's going to be the same cloth that others

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have been in shrouded in. Remember that your grave is not going to state a statement to say inside or angel who is coming here. Remember, this man had a lot of money? Not at all. Never. So you need to remember. Be humble because the way Allah has given you he can take it away. It is up to you to earn closeness to Allah through whatever Allah has given you with.

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He gave every one of us gifts use the gift to get close to him. subhana wa Tada. So Carlos is no way whatever I've got is on his mind. That was his sin. He was destroyed as a result.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from deceiving our families and ourselves. Allah says the biggest deceiver is shavon.

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Oh, Allah speaks about the devil. Don't let him deceive you. Allah says my promise is the truth. You're appointed time is the truth. You The world is going to end you will end you're going to come back to me and I will resurrect you and they will be a judgement day. It is the truth. Yeah.

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That's how the verse starts all people. Indeed the promise of Allah is the truth. Do not let the worldly life deceive you and don't let the big deceive or the devil deceive you or get hold of you. We spoke about deception. Drawing the example from the acts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us be straightforward

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cut those bad habits and do not tell yourself I will cut it tomorrow too late. I am cutting it now. That's how a believer speaks.

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You want to do something right now we are sitting in a gathering to listen to goodness the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala the spirituality here will be very different from the spirituality The moment you exit the door so if you need to make resolutions you make them here and you make them now Oh Allah the bottle I have had Forgive me. I admit my sin. I will never ever do it again. Oh ALLAH and I regret it.

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No, it needs to happen.

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You haven't been in a job. You need to promise now that the change will happen. Don't wait until you get outside you will meet your friend and you need another friend whom you may be in cahoots with when it comes to committing or perpetrating the sin or that which displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala and what will happen she will tell you did you hear about the hijab? From Ramadan we will start from Ramadan we will start and the third one comes yes that's a good idea. Ramadan you will start What happened? She took you to stretch the issue from now to Ramadan. You don't know the angel who is Frisco who has been given the task of taking your soul away is already confirmed and you will not

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see next Ramadan.

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How do you know you may never see the next you need to do it's here and now. That is a moment and the minute

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animosity Piri

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coo coo To me,

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it is not befitting for a true believing male or female, that once Allah or his messenger have declared something that they feel they have the right to have a say in that regard. They don't they immediately surrender to what Allah has said, brothers and sisters, don't you want Jin? Don't you want peace? Don't you want unity? Don't you want goodness? Well, it starts by fulfilling the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We have more examples in Sumatra. Namely, I want to go to other creatures of Allah that you perhaps never thought of, that we can learn a lesson from.

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Can I give you an example,

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at the beginning of the 20th part of the Quran, and that is intro to number where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the creation, he makes mention of the water.

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In fact, before the water he says,

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What a beautiful verse, Allah is asking a question, Who is it?

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That is better?

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these gods that courageous worshiping, or the one who has created? What did he create? The one who created the earth

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and he has made rivers flow between. So he created the air and he has created rivers flowing in between on the earth. There are rivers on the earth and even under the earth, you know that rivers water table they call it

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and then he says he has created mountains?

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Or was he referring to the mounts? I want to stop for a moment? What is a mountain? makeup of what have you thought of it? particles? particles of what particles of sand? Do you agree? Sometimes they become a little bit hard. Sometimes they're stone sometimes rock, but generally particles of sand.

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If there is one particle of sand in the air, you won't even see why it is one particle. No unity, no peace.

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Listen to what I'm reading.

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The minute you put

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20 million particles of sand What do you have a little hill. Now when the wind blows a few my goal but the hill states

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the minute you have billions of particles all together you have a mountain in front of you. Without the other one is nothing. A small group is zero. You have the entire massive mountain of sand. That's what it's called a mountain, mountain of stones, mountain of rock. All together. They have achieved they are now known as a powerful mountain so much so people fear the mount Why? Perhaps the volcano might erupt. something might happen.

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What happened it was amazing.

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To learn from the creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What is this creature? The same particles? singularly they are blown away together, they make something fierce.

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The oma has a similar example. singularly, you're blown away together.

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Yes, not every particle of sand is the same size. Not every rock or stone is the same size.

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It differs, the colors may differ to a certain degree, sometimes the size difference obviously it does. But all together they come together and what happens?

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They make that mountain May Allah grant us a lesson.

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I move further.

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What is water? One single droplet of water, you won't even see it.

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What is water made up of?

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Okay, before I tell you, let me just lighten this place up a little bit with a note of

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laughter. Charla,

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let's listen to this, there were two boys, okay. And these two boys were taught in the madrasa that you have to say Bismillah for everything you do. And every time you eat, and anything that comes the heartbeat says you must say Bismillah for everything important that happens. Without Bismillah it is actually not going to have any blessings in it, and is going to fail. That's what we are told every thing that you want to do of importance, you must say Bismillah. So the one boy was drinking water. So his friend tells him say Bismillah he says forth. I'm just drinking water. I said say Bismillah he says I'm just drinking water for you here we were told about he said no. This is water.

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So he said no. You have to say why give me a good reason. So the one boy is thinking of a reason and he couldn't think of a good reason. But he came up with something very scary. He says look, you have to say Bismillah because

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water comes

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water comes with three genes.

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He said what?

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g he says yes. Now Everyone is scared of gene. If I were to tell you their gene here listening to us, we would walk out I think Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. So what was he told the one boy is telling the other say Bismillah because with water there are three genes. They are what? Three genes? He said how he said yes. Didn't you hear in science? We meant there are two hydrogen and one oxygen.

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Mashallah, Mashallah. Mashallah barakallahu.

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This was the result of the question I asked just before I thought of this. It was what is water made up of? Well, it's made up of Jim, I mean, to hydrogen and one oxygen, right. h2o agree? one particle of h2o alone you will not see. Do you know that? If h2o together, you won't see it? Because it's in the air? It's considered humidity. Do you actually see it? No, you don't, because it's one. But hang on. When it clusters together, it will drown you. He will fear you will be scared you will be worried. You know that. together it makes those unharmed that Allah speaks about in the same Surah Surah. Allah, Allah says those unharmed, those rivers, Allah just mentioned it, but I'm drawing an

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example of unity. I'm drawing that example to say listen, think about it, the water that is mentioned there, in the same surah Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you sit and ponder over his creation, you will realize these particles are nothing. Can I tell you plastic what is plastic made up of so much.

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So many particles put together compressed, they make plastic. The same applies to anything you are seeing here.

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Put together, that's when it makes something if it's not together, it makes nothing the clothing you are wearing, what happened. They got together young cotton, so on wool, whatever it was, they transformed it from one to the other. They got this the thread and they kept it and they pushed it all together. Take a look. Take a look. Look at how it's woven so panela it all together. If there is a line, you won't want to wear your clothing. Right? Or you will be shy maybe

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I know that Nigerians dress very well Mashallah. Really smart Subhanallah you know, I was fascinated by the different types of headgear and Mashallah, the way it matches with the clothing and how it's tilted to one side and how there is a tent on the side. And I'm asking how does the tent come You know, Subhanallah It's a pity I couldn't take a deeper look at the sisters and how they do things but somehow I'm sure they do it well as well.

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But everyone is proud, your clothing What do you learn from your clothing? You learn that when everything's come together, they give me a beautiful piece. If it's torn apart, I've got no peace same applies to the same applies to your family.

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Your home, you got to get together. One can say I don't get along with that one. No, not me. There'll be a whole day. So Allah, Allah forgive us. So these, this is the example of the ocean or the river, even the cup of water you have, how many h2o particles are in there, you won't be able to count them.

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You won't. That's a gift of Allah. And then you have the oceans. So we spoke about the mountains we spoke about the oceans. Allah speaks about hadda not about jetty, Allah speaks of gardens that are beautiful. How can a garden be beautiful when it has only one rows in it? It has so many of one type and another type and mixed and the colors and so much happening together. It makes a garden that is flush. It looks beautiful, doesn't it? Take a look at one rose one flower does it just have a single petal if it has a single petal you throw it away. It has so many petals put together. Each one

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complements the other. You notice the rose so beautiful, how is the rose a rose because when the petals grow, they are uniquely designed by Allah subhanho wa Taala they will grow such that one covers the other and keeps on covering and keeps on covering. In fact, it goes the other way it comes from the center and grows outward. So

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it comes from the center and grows outwards.

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With all these petals together they make a beautiful flower. Even a sunflower if you look at it when one is missing, you will say this is not the proper sound flower that I want. Just put it aside agree one petal missing. And when you have so many there is a rose bush Mashallah. These are the roses May Allah subhanho wa Taala Grant us peace in our homes, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala Grant us peace in our community societies, in our nations across the globe. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us with Unity, I want to end by making mention of something.

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Unity does not mean uniformity. Remember that

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unity does not mean uniformity, the to a different uniformity means everyone is doing the same thing, perhaps thinking the same, perhaps eating the same, perhaps everything the same? No, that's not what unity means. Unity is the ability to live with one another with your difference. That's what it is. to tolerate one another to be able to tolerate the differences of others, then you achieve unity.

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It's not uniformity, we mix it up as Muslims

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Subhan Allah, what is the mixing? We say? We're not united, we are not united. You know, this one is this this one is that and this one, hang on, hang on, hang on. Can we live together with our differences? You know, you will never be able to make the Hanafi Sharpies you will never be able to make the Maliki's into humbleness, you will never be able and so on. You know what I'm talking about. But you will be able to coexist in a beautiful way. You will be able to respect each other's differences that is united. We are united completely by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala wherever

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we are supposed to be united.

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Which means we get along with each other.

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We get along with each other. I don't need to think exactly like you. I can think differently. My likes and dislikes can be different from yours. A person can be sinful, but you are united not in the sin. Remember this. That's your difference. But you tolerate the person knowing that you may sin differently and I will fulfill my duty that is placed on my shoulders by Allah subhanho wa Taala to remind the person that's my duty.

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When Mohammed salatu salam was sent, he was clearly told in Allah,

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Allah indeed Your duty is none other than conveying the message.

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Subhana Allah Your duty is none other than convey. You cannot shove guidance down the throats of the people here is his uncle Abu Talib passing away on his deathbed the messenger the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets, personally telling him Oh, my uncle saying one statement and I will fight your case on the Day of Judgment. Yeah, I'm Kelly, mutton. Oh Ha You

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know, my uncle say one word. I will fight your case on the Day of Judgment. The uncle did not see. And the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was saddened by this saddened by the fact that he was a decent man. Well lucky he helped the cause in the sense that he protected his nephew and so on.

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And a lot of universes in

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the me.

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You will not guide whomsoever you wish it is Allah who guides whomsoever He wishes, but we reach out to one another, my brothers and sisters.

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It's not enough just to pray for unity and peace.

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Yes, that is part of our duty. But that's not enough. We need to work towards it by obeying the instruction of Allah by learning what our Deen is all about by becoming serious when it comes to our relationship with Allah, wherever we have faltered as human beings, let's get up and turn back to Allah. Yes, we are humans, we do have human nature. We may falter from time to time.

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But the winner is he or she who keeps on turning to Allah without losing hope ever. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us unity and peace and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bestow upon us goodness it is indeed an honor to be in your midst in this beautiful city of Abuja, in Nigeria, and I hope and I pray that Allah brings us back again in his obedience here in this beautiful city and nation and country and perhaps to various other cities as well in this same country and Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the eradication of the menace of those who are using the the deen and the religion, to perpetrate crimes against humanity. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from them that Allah

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guide them. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala save our nation's from this type of ministry for sallallahu wasallam obata Canada Vina Mohammed Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed the Ganesha to Allah, Allah, Allah and