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Stories of Young Believers Convention in Manila Philippines

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain we praise Allah subhana wa Jalla we thank him for everything he has granted us We ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all his companions May Allah bless them all. And may Allah bless every single one of us and our offspring, those to come up to the end of time. I mean, my brothers and sisters a beautiful venue, lovely place here at this University of the Philippines. And I really appreciate the fact that you have been sitting here for quite a while, and the fact that inshallah you have waited all day and hamdulillah we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this

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evening a success, and to let us go home as people who have changed and transformed for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We all know that this, the theme of today's entire activity has been stories of young believers. And the idea in sha Allah is to motivate us to be able to learn more to be able to promote that which we've learned to be able to put into practice what we've learned to be able to be inspired by the lives of the real heroes that we're supposed to be looking up to, and at the same time, to be able to deliver that message to the generations that are to follow in a way that the day we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala he will be pleased with us may Allah be pleased with all of us.

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So my brothers and sisters, I start off

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with the story of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam in a nutshell with some lessons that we learn from Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, the prophet Abraham May peace be upon him. And thereafter inshallah I will go through the story of one of the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him by the name of Solomon and Pharisees, Selman from Persia. And we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to help us draw lessons from the stories because there is no point in knowing the story without actually going through what lessons we have to derive from that same story. So if I read so many stories, and I know them by heart, but I did not learn a lesson from those stories, I have wasted my time, many

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of us know bedtime stories that were read to us, perhaps when we were children. But if we did not learn a lesson from that, we just wasted our time It made us fall off to sleep. That's what it did. So if if you know the stories of the prophets and the stories of some of the companions, may peace be upon them of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and you have not drawn a lesson, then today is the day that inshallah we will you will change that perspective. And you will change that attitude. And by the will of Allah, He will start looking at those stories and implementing them in your own life, or in your own lives. Ibrahim alayhi salatu was salam, the prophet Abraham was blessed by

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Allah in 1,000,001 ways. That means in countless ways, if you take a look at his birth, he was not born into a Muslim family. He was not born in a Muslim family. He was actually born into a family that worshipped stones. So Panama, his father, some of the narrations make mention of a name, as his father was one of those who was carving the stones making idols he used to sell these idols, his father used to sell the idols and making them for people and the small items for those who cannot afford big ones and the big ones for those who can afford it. And so when you want to pray, you need to pray to these stones. That's what the system was at the time. And those who have a big problem

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would have to borrow the gods of those who had bigger gods in order to solve their problems. But the young boy, as he grew up, he started asking questions, and this is lesson number one, every one of us, no matter who you are, you need to ask questions, you need to know why you are who you are, what you why you are doing what you are doing. Why do you have to do this? Why do you have to do that? All of these questions have answers. It's just that sometimes the people we ask, do not have the answers. So keep on asking until you get the satisfactory answer.

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And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran.

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Allah tala owner,

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Gina de was zobo ask Lowe's.

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Ask those who have knowledge. Ask those who have knowledge of the Scriptures. If you do not

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If you would like to understand the clear science and the revelation of Allah subhanaw taala. Then ask those who have knowledge. And this is why don't be shy when you need to ask a question. Don't be shy. If you are shy, you won't learn.

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If you're too shy to admit that you don't know something, then you will never know it. May Allah make it easy for us all. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam asked his father a question. Yeah, by Jeannie Mata boo,

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boo, boo, boo, boo me

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cache.

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Oh my father, why are you worshiping that? Which does not hear you? That does not see it does not hear it does not see.

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Why do you worship them?

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And it doesn't help you in any way. These are idols. And the father answered in

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the father gave him an answer of admonition. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam says

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Debbie Rooney as de casa.

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Oh, my father, knowledge has come to me that did not come to you. I know more than you actually. Something has come to me that didn't come to you. So follow me. And I will guide you to the right path. But the father was too arrogant. The father was too arrogant. He was too proud. Do you know why he was too proud? And before I make mention of it, let us ask ourselves, do we have that pride in us that we cannot accept advice? Do we have that arrogance in us that we cannot accept what is the truth? If we do the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said lion man can have he can be he may Allah have met him in Harlem in Kibera.

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That person will never enter Paradise in whose heart is even a mustard seeds wait worth of pride. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked by his companions, they said, Oh messenger peace be upon him.

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We like to have nice clothes and conveyance and so on. We like to take pride in our clothing and whatever else and now you know the material items of this world and the Prophet peace be upon him says that is not what we are talking about. That is not the definition of pride in Islam. If you have good clothes doesn't mean you are proud. If you have a nice motor vehicle, it does not mean you are proud or arrogant. If you have a lovely home, it does not mean you are proud or arrogant. So what is the meaning of pride and arrogance in Islam, but we will have to humbleness those who reject the truth. They are arrogant, no matter how poor they are. And those who despise other people, you

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look at others as low lower than you you have pride and arrogance in you. And the Prophet says there is no space for you in paradise. Not at all. Even if there is a small bit of arrogance in your heart pride in your heart. No, there is no space in gentlemen, it's impossible for you to go to Paradise. That was a statement lie and hold on Janata Monica fee can be mythical.

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We should be scared when we hear this hadith. The Prophet says remove pride from your heart. There is no space in paradise for the one in whose heart There is even a mustard seeds wait worth of pride. May Allah protect us and what is pride? Two things.

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To reject the truth when it comes to you makes you a proud person and a good person and to despise other people no matter who they are to make them feel like they are nothing you are something you are a big shot they are zero. That is pride that is arrogance.

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Today we will learn a lot from the lives of the two that we are going to be speaking about one of them a prophet of Allah subhana wa sallam and the other one of the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him by the name of Sandman and fantasy, I'll be alone. So his father.

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What did he do? He was too proud. He was arrogant. He didn't want to listen, he says, are all evil.

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Johnny money.

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He's threatening his son saying, Are you trying to lead a life away from our forefathers? The style of our forefathers? My brothers and sisters if your forefathers were wrong, they were wrong. If they were right, we will follow them. If they were wrong. We do not follow them no matter who they were, no matter where they came from, no matter what. Ibrahim alayhi salam, his father is telling him Hey, you need to follow me even if I'm wrong. How many of us with our children

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They want to turn to Islam, they want to do good. They want to become better people, we stop them, we block them. We say don't do this. If that's the case, we joined the ranks of the father of Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, the young boy wants to do something right. And his own father is telling him You dare do that.

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stick to what your forefathers were doing, even if it was wrong. No, that's not right. We should learn a lesson and I'm drawing I'm intertwining the lessons into what I'm saying. That Look, my brothers and sisters, let's learn from it. Let us encourage our children and those of our family members and others to do good, even if we are weak. And when someone corrects you, even if he's younger than you, even if it is your child, take the correction. We are too arrogant and proud to accept that our young children correct us when we are old. We will say look, I'm 14 years old, I'm the president of this organization, who are you to come and tell me what to do. But uncle you are

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wrong. You know, I remember a story when I was young, I saw a guy and you know, he got up in the morning from his sleep and we were together and what happened is behind his head back here, but behind his neck, he had some of the wool from his blanket now you cannot see what's going on here. You know, so he had the wool in his behind here. And I looked at him and I said brother You know there is some bullies. Who are you to tell me so Okay, okay, okay, fine, no problem. And he walked around the rest of the day with will behind him looking like a fool. But this is the attitude we have. We are going towards jahannam sometimes Allah sends us a gift to say walk towards a shop, keep

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quiet, who are you? I will fix you up. I will do this. I will do that. Okay, okay, let you carry on your way I carry on my way.

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God, you have your way. I have mine. So Panama.

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But that's not how we should be. Ask yourself. These lessons are powerful. They apply to us, not only in this country, but across the globe. We are sometimes too proud, too arrogant to accept what is right to accept advice to accept younger people tell us to accept someone who might not be as powerful tell us to accept the one who is working for us, correct us? My I am the employer, you are just an employee? Who are you to correct me when in the eyes of Allah, both of us are equal. If I see something wrong, I'm supposed to correct you.

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God

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be listening.

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The man, the prophet peace be upon him says you see something wrong, you can do something about it. By changing it yourself. If you have authority in that particular situation, you are in authority to do that, you may change it by hand. And if you don't have the authority or the ability to change it by hand, then at least talk about it. Ask the person please can you change this this is wrong. This is unacceptable. And if you cannot do that, as well, at least in your heart, you should feel that this is wrong. And that's the weakest point of Eman which means beyond that there is no space for a moment.

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So let's learn to take advice my brothers and sisters learn to take advice people correct you Alhamdulillah you are reading Salah Balak Islam comes to you to correct your Salah. Take it by all means they know more than you. The reason is they learnt it now fresh, pure. And when did you learn it? Some of us didn't learn it. We just saw our father's doing it. So we did it. We don't even know what to say. So Panama. I hope you understood my example. For those who might not know what Islam means. Here in the Philippines is it's a derogatory statement that refers to a reverse Muslim. Some use it out of respect, but a lot of people use it in order to try and say Malik Islam, Malik Islam,

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stopzilla Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was Malik Islam. Do you know that his father was not a Muslim? Not at all.

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Do you know that? Have you ever thought of it? the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him? All of them. 100% of them are bollock Islam. So Panama. Wow, Mashallah. Now you see the status of Malik Islam? hamdulillah May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us? Some of us were born Muslim, but we are not yet Muslim. We haven't practiced we don't know. And we look back Islam Yaki fear Allah Who are you? How do you read your Salah they read five Salah day, maybe you only read three maybe you don't read Subhana Allah look at it. So let us remove this arrogance and pride from our hearts looking down upon someone just because he reverted to Islam is that the attitude that some people have across the

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globe? I was shocked when I heard about it. I was not impressed at all. People told me that you know what if you reverted to Islam sometimes in some

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parts of the country they will call you know, this person cannot meet the Salah, no one who says they are purer than you because their book only started now the other day your book started a long time ago it's full of dirty pages. Now Allah forgive us really.

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And speaking without gloves, you know, Mashallah. We don't want to cushion the blow. We want to give it as it is felt because it's a serious matter. It's not something small. We spoke about the pride of the father of Ibrahim alayhis salam, what did he do? It resulted in him being cursed by Allah in the Quran. Subhana Allah, as he was cursed by Allah in the Quran, when Ibrahim Alayhi Salam fell for his father, and he says, Oh Allah, I want this father of mine to get goodness Allah says, Hey, you do not pray for someone who we have cursed

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me in.

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In

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a law speech of how Ibrahim promised that he would make to ask for forgiveness of his father at a certain point and delayed for a certain time. But when he realized that this is an enemy of Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, He disassociated himself from him. Because Allah says no ways pride and arrogance, we do not accept. Remember, you are one, just like everyone else, the day you die, your position stays behind, your status stays behind everything, your clothes, stay behind your perfume, stay behind your well. Guess what? Your children are killing each other, because you left a lot. That's why those who didn't leave much the children are much happier. They love each other. Those

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who left millions and billions see what has happened to their families go and see. A lot of them they are killing each other fighting, no speaking, because you stole so much my brother forget about this. This is dunya This is something that you are also going to leave behind. Even Subhana Allah so you leave behind everything. What do you take with you, you take with you your deeds? What deeds do you do? The deeds that are the deeds of your organs and the deeds of the heart?

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In your heart, you need to read it of malice and jealousy and hatred and in feeling you need to get rid of all those qualities. This is when you will be able to earn genuine paradise, the deeds that you need to do your Salah, aka your dress code, your Shahada, your fulfillment of the obligations that Allah has placed on your shoulders, that is what will get you to gentlemen.

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But when you have an invading you are automatically giving your good deeds away to others. There was one companion the Prophet peace be upon him asked or told his people if you would like to see a man from Paradise, look at that man and he was walking away. So one of the companions went behind him and followed him tiptoeing quietly to see what he does at night, he after solid militia, that man went to sleep. He went to bed, he got up for Salatin, federal, which means he did not read extra Salah at night. So later on, they asked him, you know, the prophet peace be upon him said, if you want to see a man from Paradise, look at this man. What is it that you do? Surely there must be some

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hidden secret? There must be something you do that we don't do. He said, No. I am just normal. I just fulfill my obligation, obligation here meaning the farm, I just fulfill my obligation

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as best as I can.

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And they cross question him and examine them. And then they found out that before he sleeps and reclines every night, he removes from his heart, the ill feeling and hatred for his brothers and sisters indeed, removed. So he has no ill feeling no hatred. A lot of us, we fall in the trap of shape and we hate our own brothers and sisters and uncles and aunts and families and the families of our wives in English. They are called in laws. You heard that word.

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Sounds tough doesn't mean in laws.

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The last time I said no.

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I said no. Don't say that. Allah grant us love. May Allah grant us love Really? May Allah open our doors. Learn to love one another. If your duty of loving one another extends to all those in the game. What about your own indoors? They're closer. What about your own family and you have to have a big heart, a very big heart to be able to do them. The bigger your heart, the easier you're entering two gentlemen, remember this. You have to have a very big heart. You have to say I'm sorry, when you're not even sorry. So panela when it's not your fault. I don't mean be a hypocrite. But I mean, I'm sorry if I'm sorry, solving my problem. I'm sorry, my brother

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I'm sorry. Okay, fine. Sorry, fellas, let's let's carry on.

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You need to say good words, let's learn. So this issue of pride is a primary issue that we learn from the father's reaction with Ibrahim alayhis salam yet, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was destined to become one of the greatest of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, one of the greatest.

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So what happened? The young boy,

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his father began to warn him, his father began to tell him that we will do this to you and that to you threaten him. And one day when they had their Festival, where they had all the idols, and they went to go and worship and so on, and they had the storeroom of all the unsold idols. With the primary salons, Father, you know, in the at their home, they had the store, the store room had all the items. So if I'm a salon says, I'm sick, I'm sick, he did not lie. He was saying, Yes, I'm sick, he was sick of what they were doing, you know, I can either tell you, I'm sick. That means I'm physically sick, or I can tell you I'm sick and tired of what you're doing. Right? So he says, I'm

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sick, which means I'm sick of what you're doing. And he didn't go with them. He stayed behind. And then he went into this. This is a beautiful story for young children as well. But the lesson is for all of us, he went into this storm of his own father, and he started talking to the idols. They didn't reply.

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I'm gonna beat you up.

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They're just looking a beat, you have a break.

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Just looking, no response.

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Once you know, one strike, no reply, another strike,

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no reply.

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So he destroyed all of them, then besides one of the big one. So when they came to him, later on, obviously, they found, hey, these items are broken. He left the axe that he used on the big one. So when they came back, the old man, these are intelligent PhD holders of that time, you know, intelligent people, talk people, leaders of society, you would think that these people are so well educated, that they have some brains, but one line, their brains were snatched away by the devil, may Allah protect us. This is why if someone has a PhD, he still has to prove that he is an intellectual, it doesn't necessarily mean that he has common sense. He only has common dollars.

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That means he can use that PhD to get a few dollars. But since we don't know yet, we have to hear him open his mouth in common matters. Now Allah forgive us. So what did he do? He tells him, they came to question him

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on whom?

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He had Dina, they said, Who did this to our own gods?

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So someone said Ibrahim alayhis. Salam to him is the young man who was here, he must have done it. So they went to him.

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He had denia. He only brought him Are you the one who did this to our gods? You know what he says?

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Call a cabbie.

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Which is a you see the big one here? Ask him ask him. He maybe he knows something. If he can talk he will tell you.

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Imagine a young boy addressing the older people and from this we learn wisdom intact as young as he was, he stumped them midwicket, he gave them something they could not answer, they cannot reply. He says, look, the big one, it has the axon, it, asked it if it speaks, it will answer you. So they said you know that it does not speak. He said, Well, then how can you worship What does not speak what does not hear what cannot help itself? How do you expect him to help you?

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But that common logic meant nothing.

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To those people, they wanted their money, their status, that what people would say that is what kept them away from the truth. Today with us as well. When you have a lot of money. When you have a very high position, you are more worried about what people will say, than when you are a person sleeping under the tree. When you are sleeping under the tree you hardly have clothes and something to eat. It is easier for you to come to the right path than a person who is well entrenched in society and the hierarchy of society where they are so high, it's very difficult for them to accept the truth because they feel what is everyone going to say I might lose my wealth. I might lose my status.

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People might but you don't know it is a love owns the status.

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When Abu sufian at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was with the Romans, they asked him who are the followers of Mohammed that time he was not a Muslim, Abu sufian and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in Mecca. So Abu sufian says a lot of

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from amongst the poor, the poor of Makkah,

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and there are some nobleman as well. And those who are noble from high homes, they lost whatever they had take a look at Abu Bakr Siddiq

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a powerful example. He was a child of a very wealthy, wealthy family in Medicare. They say it was a big no no man was such that you could smell him before you saw him. That's how he used to use his perfume.

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He accepted Islam. Everything was taken away from him. He struggled throughout his life, he was martyred in the battle. And at the same time, that was the Battle of water. And at the same time when they wanted to bury him, they could not find something enough to cover his body.

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Imagine he was such a wealthy person, his clothing used to drag on the floor when he used to walk as a young lad. Everyone knew handsome man, wow, young man, so good, so handsome, so wealthy.

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But he chose what was right. Today we speak about him. The others, we don't even know their names. You realize this? We don't even know their names. So Allah has kept goodness for those who sacrifice for his sake. The others, we have no clue what their names were. I give you an example of Jesus May peace be upon him. We know him. We know the names of some of his disciples, and we know the names of some of the important people. Do you know anyone else? They're

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all the evil people in the lot those who rejected Do you know them by name? No, maybe one or two who were really evil in order to set an example alarm. I didn't mention them. But we don't know them because they were irrelevant. No matter how wealthy they were. Today, they are gone. Allah says, What can

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help Hello his swimming home in?

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How many nations huge nations have we destroyed before them in the past?

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Do you feel any one of them? Do you feel the presence of the pharaoh here? Do you feel the presence of any one of them? Do you even hear the slightest sound from any one of them? The answer is no. But they were more powerful than you. They own more than you they had much more than you. And at the same time today. They are not even to be known. Love. The lesson is for us. Don't be deceived by 70 years in this world. It's nothing. Your greatest grandfather, say four generations back your great great grandfather, you don't even know his name. He was a big man powerful. Really, a lot of us don't know the names. He was so powerful. The same applies. We are one 10th their power but we think

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we are something big. I'm someone that's why I can't accept the truth. Ibrahim Ali Salam story look at how his father was rejected. So the young man gives the answer they still rejected. Then they said throw him in the fire. So Allah says, as they tied him and threw him into the fire, owner of the fire your maker, my maker, the maker of the fire, the maker of this water, the maker of absolutely everything, the one who made it, the one who gave it to us, he says, ya know, Guney Buddha was

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oh fire become cold and be a means of peace for you by him. So the fire burns off the chains and the roads according to one of the narrations. But it does not harm or touch Ibrahim, the whole community is watching the fire burning the man thrown into the fire and they see him calm, relax, you know, laying back in the fire and walking calmly out of this furnace, as though nothing has happened to him. And still they don't believe they do not believe.

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Why don't they believe everyone is worried about the big man who's the big man, as a father, the man we can't accept. So who accepted you know who accepted

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his wife and his nephew?

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Who was his nephew, Luke, the prophet Ruth May peace be upon him.

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And the wife, Sarah, later on to me Subhanallah they accepted?

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Wow, this is the message. The rest of them they didn't accept? Not at all. And this shows us that sometimes a lot of people will be doing things that are wrong.

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Even if the whole world does what is wrong does not make it right. Remember that. And even if you are the only one who's doing what is right, it does not mean you are wrong. If you know it's right from Revelation, keep on doing it. It's a lesson we are inspired by the dedication of Abraham.

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He refused to worship the sticks and stones.

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He went to a place known as Harmon in heaven.

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He's

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All these people worshipping the fire are worshipping the stars. And then he says, He stars are they My God? No, they cannot be. He never ever worship the stars.

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He never, according to the correct narrations, he did not consider worshipping the stars or the moon or the sun. But he made statements in order to explain and convinced the people of Iran

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that this is not worth worshiping. So if you read the verses of the Quran, Allah says, follow them.

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beam from

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Feeny.

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When the nightfall had come in, and the stars came out, he looked up and said, perhaps this is my God. He did not say because he was thinking it was his God. But he wanted to prove to the people of Iran that the stars are not your God. So he waited up to the time the stars disappeared. And then he said, How can I worship something that disappears?

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Are you hearing the point

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that he continues with the moon?

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Be when he saw the moon, he tells the people of Iran maps this might be worth worshiping. This might be my rub rub, meaning the one who made me the one who's in control of all my affairs. He didn't say it's my Illa. He didn't say I wish he didn't say it is a law. There is a difference between the two.

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One is the one who's in control of all your affairs, the one who the one who you admit is the maker nareesha janeshia sustainer, provider protector, cura and so on. But when you say Allah, He is the one who acts of worship are in good form.

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There are some people who admit that Allah created them, but they don't worship Allah, the co founder of Quraysh. What is

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a law? If you asked him who created the skies in the moon? Or who created the skies in the earth? They will tell you a law. But do they worship a law? The answer is no. They don't.

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So they know who created the creation. They don't render worship to him, or they associate partners with him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that Ibrahim alayhi salam, after he saw the sun come out, he told the people of Iran and the statement was a statement of magenta It was a statement of a debate or a form of an argument that was presented to these people. Oh, perhaps the sun may be the one who made me might be my arm. Because the sun is so powerful. It is the biggest. And then when the sun sets, he says

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let in lamea Dini b

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coonan. Amina Ma.

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Nee that was the statement he made when the moon had disappeared. He says if my Arab does not guide me, I'm going to be from amongst those who are misguided.

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And when the sun sets, he says,

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He asks Allah to guide him and then he says, What

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do you want?

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shrieking I turn my face in worship to the one who created the skies and the earth impurity, impurity alone without association of partnership to him. I am not from amongst those polytheists I will worship whoever made me. This is known as Abrahamic or Abrahamic monotheism.

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Ibrahim alayhi salam, a young boy, he realized that it is common sense to say that my maker is the greatest who ever made me is the greatest, it's common logic to say that I will only worship he who made me so what will you call him? I will call him the worship one because he alone I worship. So how do you translate the worship one in Hebrew? You say hello him. Or you say Aloha. In Arabic, we say Allah, did you hear that? So what is it referring to the worship one? Allah when I say Allah,

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I am saying the worship one is the greatest. any mistake with that statement. Never can never be.

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But the father kicked him out of the community. He went out I told you he was going to have fun

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May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us all. May haymakers from those who learn lessons some of us we do not follow the truth, because we are scared. What is my father going to say? What is my mother going to say? Look at what happened to him. The minimum is we can draw some inspiration, that if we suffer as a result even a little bit, Allah knows those who Allah loved more than you and I have suffered much more. So who are we? It does not mean Allah does not love you when you are struggling. When you are suffering, when people call you names. When people make your life difficult, it does not mean Allah does not love you know, he knows you. And in fact, it means he loves you more in the

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La Ilaha Bab. Allah when Allah loves a worshiper, he tests him or her more.

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Look at the greatest of creation Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what difficulties did he not go through? Subhan Allah. So if I'm a son grows up fine young men, Mashallah.

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And he worships Allah alone. And then Allah says, Okay, we're going to test him.

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It's not enough to say that I'm on the right path. And then you think that Allah is not going to test you, test you. He has to test you listen to what he says and so on and qaboos right at the beginning, and if

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he, has he been

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Taku a coup.

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Allah says,

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do the people think that it is enough for them to say we are believers and that we do not test them in that belief?

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Walla

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Walla, lemon nunca dB, Allah has tested those before you in order to distinguish who is truthful in their claim, and who is false. When I say I'm a woman, I say I'm a Muslim, Allah will test you. Are you really a Muslim? Okay, let's see. So we put certain things in your life, do you follow the rules and regulations of Allah, or that of shape and if you follow that of Allah, you are a true Muslim, you have proven your mettle, and Allah will grant you a reward in return. If you follow the path of the devil, return to Allah before it is too late to

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return to Allah before it is too late.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he tested Ibrahim Alayhi Salam in a way

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that was so difficult because he did not have children up to the time he was quite old.

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And he used to make a half offspring with us.

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I'm not too sure about the system in this country, but I'm familiar with it in a lot of countries. You don't have children. Now Allah bless you with children.

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But if you don't have children, it becomes difficult because every little while people tell you when you're starting a family Hey, it's not like we're doing this purposely you know?

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You hear my point. But come on. It's about time you have kids, it's been 10 years you cannot remain on a honeymoon for so long. Hey relaxed, you're on the same Allah bless you have children and walk away, stop hurting the system. It's in the hands of Allah May Allah did not bless them with children. So be careful. My brothers and sisters, how you speak to those who don't have children. It hurts them tremendously. When you utter words that are cutting.

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Oh, how many years are you married for? Oh, I'm married for 10 years. You still don't have kids or law, even the system. Once you leave her she will start crying in the background because it's not in her hands. It's in the hands of Allah. But my sister Don't lose hope. In the mercy of Allah keep on making dua Allah knows, Allah only does that which is best for you. If you're a movement, it's for you, your junior and your gentlemen, that's what it is.

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Sometimes you might not have so many good deeds to engender, but the summer that you bought because you didn't have children, is enough for you to enter Paradise in the companionship of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, perhaps, may Allah open your doors.

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So you can name a salon. He called out to Allah for a long, long time and then he gets a child after a long time, is married at a salon. And Allah Subhana Allah says to him, through a dream, that you need to sacrifice this child of yours. Now why did I say that?

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Allah did not say because Allah subhanho wa Taala one

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Did something evil to happen? No. Now, Allah forbid, that's not correct. Allah merely wanted to test the faith of this man, now that he recognized me and he knows that the instruction is coming from this particular source that you worship. Let's see, if you follow it, even though you do not understand it. Can I ask you one question? The children you have, do they belong to you?

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And even the children you have, do they belong to you?

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Some are saying yes, some are saying no, they do not belong to you. They will never yours. They are never yours. They belong to Allah, only Allah. He decides and chooses what he wants to do. They are only entrusted to you for a very short period of time that says, that's the true answer. These children are not yours. Can I tell you what else is not yours? The body you are in right now is not yours. It is actually not yours. You might think this guy is foolish. It's me, man. Look, I put up my hand. Voila, he is not yours. It is an Amana, entrusted to you a trust that is entrusted to you for a short period of time that you are allowed to use as a uniform that you came with into the

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world that you will have to put back in the step when you are leaving this world and you go back the soul will go back without the body. Did you hear that? So the body belongs to to Allah. That is why you're not allowed to tattoo because it doesn't belong to you. Allah says, Hey, imagine someone goes on holiday and they say, brother, this is my car. Can you please look after my car? I'm going for two weeks I will come back when he comes back. There is a painting of a fairy on the car door. Come on. Guys, this is my car. Why did you paint on it? Come on. It's my house. Why did you break down this room and put another room here. I told you just to look after it for a little while when I come

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back. Give it to me. Same applies to your body. Allah finds your body after some time with a big tattoo here of something Who told you to do that? Who said this body was yours? Allah says if I want I could take it away and I can take it away some a few organs at a time. We might have to amputate your leg and it's gone. Does anyone ever feel that amputated leg after it is separated? No ways. It's gone separated and it's out and buried and it's decomposed into the soil. You can you say that was my leg. It's no longer yours. It's over. It was only entrusted to you for a short period of time. Get that straight.

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Get that straight. So your children are not yours. Allah allows you to use the word mind. Bearing in mind is temporary just to make you happy. That's all.

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Just to make you happy. This is why when Allah did not give you It means he didn't place the burden upon you. To have children is not fun. It's a big responsibility. Huge. Nowadays, people are frightened to have children because of the environment. It is so hostile. That is so difficult when you have children. It's not all about making them wear clothing and so on and plunking them in front of the television so that they start doing what

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Tom and Jerry do know.

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From a young age, the child is doing what Tom and Jerry does, you know, they look at you like this.

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Where did you get it from? I'd rather have a child who's trying to read Salam. They look at you, they follow you. If you read your Salah five times a day, one year old child will mimic you, whether you like it or not, they will fight to wear your hijab, they will fight to wear your cap or whatever else, your type of clothing. I promise you. That's the plan of Allah. Allah says, We have created children in such a way that they will follow they will learn they will absorb what do they absorb? Can I tell you what Angry Birds absorbed so the child comes out.

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But they're angry because you taught them angry birds from a young age.

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Allah forgive us they are it is a sponge that absorbs instead of absorbing Quran instead of absorbing things that are good, sweet words a good accent to speak with to communicate with we have made them absorb something because we were lazy father was busy doing something mother was busy doing something well Then why did you have children? What was the reason?

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So when you have children, you can get gentleness through the way you looked after them.

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So Panama is told in the dream, and he tells his son

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Yeah,

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me,

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me,

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me.

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Or my son is marine. And he loves him so much. He says, you know, I've been instructed through

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the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala that came to me

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to sacrifice you.

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So what do you think? What do you think I should do? The son What was so blessed in his upbringing? He says, if this instruction comes from Allah,

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then do as you've been instructed.

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So Panama.

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If this instruction comes from Allah, do what you have to, you will find me to be very patient, I will help you to fulfill the command of Allah. Did this command makes sense? The answer is no waste. It did not make sense. It cannot make sense. The only sense you've made is that it's an instruction of Allah, to a human mind. No sense. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam says, well, it came from Allah, I have to do.

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With us, we have instructions from Allah, that make a lot of sense, but we still don't fulfill them. When it comes to your brain. When it comes to your dress code when it comes to your attitude when it comes to the fight against racism. Racism is not just a race as in color, but even tribes and societies and people who come from this part and that part across the river, we are already racist. Do you know that if there is a river dividing to people, this side of the river

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and that side of the river have a ratio problem or we can call it ratio or tribal or nepotism. Whatever you want to call it is a problem. We have to fight all that because that is the instruction of Allah to fight all them. We understand it but we still don't fulfill it. If I had a solemn did not understand it, but fulfilled him because he knew where it came from Allah and the sun is saying Okay, I will help you imagine

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I will assist you

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call

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center Santa Jimmy

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Iovine, oh my father, do as you've been instructed in sha Allah, you will find me from those who are patient who can endure Subhan Allah.

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So as he goes, the devil comes to try and distract him and he tells the devil hence today we go for Hajj and the pilgrimage and we tell the devil not that the devil is there in Mina. Mina is not the residents of shavon No, some people think that when I went for Hajj and I've been for Hajj a few times because I lived there for a few years. And I tell you I had people tell me who I'm so delighted today we have a wall you know recently we had Mayweather

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you know the story where they cheated with the results man.

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I have to say that the Philippines

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Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses.

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So they say we're gonna bump him up because he is the devil who comes to us every day. I remember in Mena where the shaman is supposed to be melted, people go with umbrellas and you I'm going to get you today you've come to mind to me so many times and they take their slippers and they throw them and they take big rocks and

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there is no devil there. The idea is the devil inside you take it out Allahu Akbar, and throw a little pebble into the basin in order to remove the shape and from inside so your prime is gone. The shear is gone. The beta is gone. Everything evil is gone. Your arrogance is gone. Your racism is gone. Your laziness is gone. The next day you come back and you belt a few more. So all your bad habits are gone when they are gone. After those few days of pelting you come back as pure as the day you were born. That's one of the ideas of Hutch.

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What's the point of hitting hitting hitting the devil when the devil is inside here man?

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to remove the devil within really remove the devil from inside of you. Take out these bad habits. sit and think about it. You will do yourself the biggest favor when you find yourself your own nefs Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so Ibrahim Alayhi Salam pelts. And he continued and when he got to the point where he was about to fulfill that instruction of Allah, Allah replace the child with a ram from gender.

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And Allah loves the deeds so much because of the lesson that is learned from him that you will fulfill the instruction of Allah come what may. So Allah says to the minimum one in

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June a G man is in a Sabina

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Allah has made it compulsory upon those who can afford it. The movement in the believers to go for the pilgrimage at least once in your lifetime.

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So that you learn the lessons, you know, people go for hikes, they think it's a tourist little thing, you know, where you're going. You go there and you

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Want to enjoy if the accommodation is not five star we start complaining if we don't have proper facilities we complain my brother, my sister, the idea is for you to come back a pure person.

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I have one experience in hajj, can I tell you what it is something that you need to know, whatever you are spoiled with, regarding in this world now regarding materialism, whatever you are spoiled with in this life, when you go for Hajj, something's going to be wrong with that item. Let me explain.

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If you live in a luxury palace, and you are a wealthy person, when you go and book your heart, you they will give you a room that is somehow small, not purposely, but that's just the plan of Allah to test you is life all about that luxury palace of yours come and see what it's like. If you are the person who eats the most delicious of food every day, when you go there, you're gonna have some problem regarding food. I promise you, in a lot of cases, you are testing. If you are a person who is so worried about time for everything and you get angry when you are there. People will tell you just wait here, wait, you know this is the sign exactly like this.

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And eight hours later they come in

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you will learn and if you try to get angry, some Hana let them kick you out.

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And the worst thing is when they tell you to come, you know that means come tomorrow, come back tomorrow.

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It's a test from Allah for us and for them, not just for us, even for them such as from Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all. But these are some of the challenges they are minor. We need to sit and think what is all this about? You know, when people really make you angry, and you can swallow that anger, you have achieved a lot.

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You have fulfilled the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you can put your pride you know, they say when you can put your pride away. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us, they say when you put your tail between your legs,

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and you humble yourself, you knew that I had to do this. Look down and Subhana love, just adopt the instruction of Allah Allah tells you this Alhamdulillah that's it. That's your agenda. That's your paradise without following the instruction of of the owner of paradise. How do you want to go to Paradise? I always tell people that when you want to make a cake, you read the instructions. If you do not follow the instructions, how do we expect the cake? Right? You don't we want the cake without following the instruction. You are buying Coca Cola and you're putting it into a bucket and putting in the oven and you want cake to come out how people say no, we don't do that. But that's exactly

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what you're doing. You want gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen, you're talking of Paradise, but your deeds are heading towards hell. How can that happen? It cannot happen. So change, do something about it. Life is really a big deception. If you think of it, think hard. We're all going to go the prettiest, the healthiest, the wealthiest, the most beautiful, the most powerful, they will all go all of them everything.

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So don't just waste your life here for a few years. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all.

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So if I am at a salon, that was just one incident in his life like that, there were so many incidents. And I think I've spoken quite a bit about the life of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam.

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But I showed you how to draw lessons, every little aspect. Look at look at him with his father and look at him with his son. The difference. Very big difference.

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May Allah Subhana Allah Allah help us to be at least following the footsteps of Ibrahim alayhi salam.

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And you know what happened?

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After that, whenever he made into

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the two hours answer

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whatever he said

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he made a prayer. And his prayer was answered. This morning I was in the city of Cotabato. And you know what happened? Someone asked me a question of a DA What do is to be made for something

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and to now I am telling you, and I told them as well. When you are friends with Allah.

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Ask him and see what happens. He will give it to you straight away.

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All you need to do is become friends with Allah. How do you do that? You know, you know how to do that. become friends with Allah.

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Don't become friends with your wealth, with your looks

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with the wrong that is happening in society, with the environment,

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because in that case, you will call out to Allah call out to Him go out to him. And the Hadith says

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a man calling out to Allah

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really desperately calling out to Allah but his clothing is haram

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Food is haram, in drinking is haram. Everything he's doing is haram. How does he expect to reply? How does he expect to be replied? Guess what? Through the mercy of Allah still sometimes he gives it to us. That's how merciful allies, but a lot of the times we do not deserve what we've asked for. What did we do for Allah? Very little. So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam after he was tested in so many different ways. Allah has so many we've only mentioned one.

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He says, Oh Allah, this city of Mecca, protected is it protected today? In cities? Oh Allah grant its people produce that will come from all over the world. What happens? Go to Mecca, try and buy produce, you will find it from everywhere and anywhere. Anytime you find grapes, and apples and bananas and the best of the world comes in. Oh Allah bless this place so that the hearts of the people want to come here. It's done. How many of you want to go to McCain shala?

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The whole lot, see who's to is this? Ibrahim alayhis salam. Why? Because he made friends with Allah. So Allah says What the hell?

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Paulina, Allah took him as a Helene, what is the highest level of friendship? Allah says we took him as a colleague, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is also kalila. But Ibrahim alayhis salam is mentioned here. We are realizing we took him as a Helene as a close friend.

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So that's the secret become a friend of Allah. Then ask him and see what happens. He made for the city of Mecca he made whatever he may do, how do you know what he says? Oh Allah, let my children be from amongst those who have lubu of prophethood they serve you, they worship you alone. I'm not just worried about me. Allah, re Allahu Akbar.

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You know what he says when he made when he made the dua, or when he built the Kaaba, and he was with his Malay Salaam? And he says, All accepted from me or a

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Muslim, a Neela.

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Tina,

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Muslim?

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How many of us pray for our generations to come? How many? Sometimes when I start the lecture, I like to say May Allah bless us and our offspring to come up to the end of time, up to the AMA? Have you heard me say that? When do we get it from we get it from the teachings of Allah subhanho wa Taala to worry about your generations?

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Allah make me and my son submitters unto, you know what that means? Muslim? Muslim means someone who submits to Allah, you submit, you know, that Allah instructed us, even if I don't like it, I accept it because Allah said, it's okay. Subhana Allah with us. Allah can have said, it's okay. If I say it's not okay. It's not okay. That's the attitude we have.

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If Allah told me to do this, I think the whole community is going to be upset if I read my Salah like this, because we're sitting in a plane, or we're in the public area. I'm not I remember once in Switzerland, we had to read Salah in the airport, myself and my father, and you know what happened? We were, we put our little prayer mat, and we were eating, and we were shocked to find so much interest that that generated people is so beautiful, what happened here? What were you doing, and so on? Imagine if we just said,

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I don't want

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a lot of people right now as we speak, who have been through an evil life. non Muslims who are considering entry into Islam, and some of them have already entered Islam, because they know we worshipping Allah alone, our maker alone, you put your head on the ground, the most beautiful position you can ever ever get into. And what are you saying, Oh, you who made me You are the highest, you are the greatest, or my maker or you whom I'm going to return to you are the greatest, you are the highest. That's what you say when you're down there. So Panama.

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So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam makes the two. He says Allah, the two of us, make us submit is on to you, and from my progeny from our progeny to come our offspring, the generations to come as well. So Han Allah, May Allah help us and our generations.

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So this is my name, la salatu salam, the beauty that Allah bestowed upon him all the prophets that came after him from his family, all of them. Mohamed Salah Salem included, Jesus May peace be upon him. He said, he said, I'm included, Moses, may peace be upon him and on May peace be upon him, the rest of them, all of them. The family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. What a great blessing. zekeriya la Salam yahia Elisa all this but who is right everyone, it goes back to Abraham, the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims. Everyone goes back to you Rahim, Allah salatu salam May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn the lesson. I want to

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Ending the story of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam before I proceed to the next story. I want to end the story by saying my brothers and sisters, one thing we learned for certain is that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam life rotated around, pleasing Allah, making friends with Allah. And so Allah gave him everything in return everything he got

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some handlebar after a certain point, everything was given to him. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a good lesson from that beautiful story.

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Now we move on to the second part of the session and I have joined the two together. I know it will be a little bit longer but I'm sure you have. You'll give me a little bit of time I'm coming from further than you I challenge.

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salmonella faricy, a young boy, he came from a family that was very wealthy.

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He came from a family that was highly respected in Persian.

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The area known as Aswan today, roughly.

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And he was a young boy, his father was one of the fire worshippers. He was one of the chiefs of the fire worshippers. In fact, his father was in charge

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of keeping the fire alight.

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So when when the people come in to worship the fire, it needs to be burning so they can worship the fire. So when the fire is dwindling, the father used to be in charge of keeping the fire alive. And at a certain time, he had that responsibility to sell man, young boy, hey, you need to look after the fire. Make sure it doesn't die. Imagine you are making sure that your God doesn't die. Imagine, wait, this is why I sent the PhD Brady, you know what I'm talking about? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us realize things.

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Common Sense logic, spirituality, religiousness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bring us close to him. So they kept on keeping the fire alive. And he kept on keeping the fire alive. And his father loved him so much that he didn't allow him to mix at all with people. He didn't allow him to go out. He was fearful, my son, my son, my son go out, mustn't mix, the environment is very bad.

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Just now I might lose him.

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So the father, one day was very, very busy. And he could not fulfill certain errands that he had to. So he decided to rely on his son. He says, Oh, my son, I need you to go into the city. And to do me the favor. The son says what is the favorite? So the father mentioned, whatever it was, I want you to do this and this and then you come back as soon as you're finished. Come back. So Selman, the young boy, he goes out to the city alone the first time.

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And he's wide eyes, because obviously you see things you know, wide eyes. Have you ever seen children who don't have a television at home? When you when they see a screen? What do they do?

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So one day, I asked the youngster, Hey, are you looking at it? Like you've never seen one before? He says, Yes, I haven't. He's looking at it. Haven't seen one before.

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Which means they're surprised because for them, they haven't seen this before. So the young boy goes out, and he's looking carefully. And he passes a church, a Christian church. And he listens to them praying, they were singing songs, praying in whatever way and it looks nice to see what are they doing. So they were praying to a God, God, the unseen.

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He looked and he says, He sounds better than what we are doing men were worshipping fire it the fire knife, man, I keep the fire alive. People are coming to worship it Ah, this is much better here. Much better here. So he he goes in, he stands on the by the door, they they notice that the young boy and he starts asking a few questions. They answer his questions, and he's very, very impressed. And anyway, he is convinced that this is a better fate than the one we are following. What did we tell you the story of the crime and a Santa learn to ask questions. Without asking questions, you won't be able to arrive at the truth and keep on asking.

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So he was late, and he realized I need to get back home. So he rushed back home and it was very late. He did not do what his father told him to do. So his father asked him Hey, where are you? It says a you know what, that

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I went into the city and I was overtaken by these people who call themselves Christians and you know what they pray, they pray in a much better way than we do. And their faith is much better than ours. It's much better than worshipping this fire here. So his father says what no way is impossible. Why did you go you're not allowed to go and it's very bad. They have a very bad faith There are even people they are very rotten people they have bad habits bad this whatever this father told him you know the propaganda of the media. Exactly that

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when you're interested in Islam, what happens is a terrorist that can you watch out Be careful when terrorists Come on, relax. I always tell people you know, I learned this from I think it was brother while someone was asked

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A question.

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A non Muslim is saying, you know what, why are Muslims terrorists? So the brother says, Well, how many non Muslims are here? So they put up their hands, including the person asking the question.

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What don't you feel so safe here? The answer is yes. Well, if we were, in every one of us would really be such that no one would want to mix but you so safe in our midst, it goes to prove that Islam is not preaching, promoting or teaching terrorism in any way. And those who perpetrate those types of crimes. They are not following Islam, they are doing it for some other reason, either politically, or either their own whims and fancies, but they cannot justify it from what Allah has revealed. And what is taught in Islam. That's one thing you need to know. So the same applies. People will always want to keep you away from goodness by speaking bad about that goodness. Remember

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that lesson? So if someone says,

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I'm interested in Islam, are you okay? You know, you're gonna have to wait, you know what? They'll enslave you? They'll do this, they'll do that. No, no, no.

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learn the truth. So some man and Pharisees father decides to tie him, tie him, look at how foolish a father can become. He locks his own son in his house in a room on a pillar with some leg irons, you know, the leg irons they have, they put a chain on the legs, they want to tie, like you're in Guantanamo Bay.

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Allah forgive us, the father ties the son, fearing that the Son might escape to these Christians.

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So in the father ties the son, the son is not thick, you know, he's intelligent. So they used to come with him. They used to come to him with some food. And they used to come to him with a few things. So he sent a message to the church, to tell them what happened. And to tell them, Hey, I'm one of your followers. So at the beginning, he used to worship the fire, then he became a Christian salmaan. And what did he do? He took Christianity very seriously. He told him

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the day when he met them the first time, he asked him, where is the origin of this faith? They told him Jerusalem, they told him, you know, it's there in Sham sham.

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So he said, I want to go there. But anyway, now he was tired. So he sent a message to them saying, if there is any caravan that is going to a sham, let me know I will make a plan. And I will release myself from these clutches, and then we will go, I want to go I'm interested in going. So one day when there was a caravan going to a sham. They sent him a message. So he somehow made his own plan. And he leased himself from the lions and the whatever he was tied with, and he ran away in the night on disappeared into the A. Why is he gone?

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He's gone. With the caravan to a sham. He arrives in a sham and he goes to meet that the senior leader of the church, the Archbishop

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and he goes and says his story, this is who I am. I come from a very wealthy family. My father is a leader. And my father used to make the fire. We used to worship the fire. I came out one day I saw people worshipping God. So I wanted to do that because it's better than worshiping the fire. So now they did this to me and that to me, and I've come to you and I'd like to spend my days with you. And the Archbishop reluctantly agreed, okay, it's fine. Okay, come since you are a person, you know, we need to give you shelter we need so on. So he stayed with this Archbishop and he noticed something very strange that the Archbishop used to collect money and keep that money for himself. He used to

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steal he was corrupt. He was a corrupt man. So some man and Pharisees. He was shocked. He says, Hey, I thought this faith is so good. But in his heart, he said, No, the faith is good. But this person who's doing this is wrong. One day that Archbishop die. When the Archbishop died, everyone wanted to raise him to sainthood. So Solomon says, This man is a thief. He's corrupt, and he's a robber. They wanted to beat him up. How dare you speak about Archbishop like this? He said, No, I can prove it to you. Okay, prove it. Okay, let's go. I will show you where he has been hiding all the treasures. He took them to a room and surely they found treasures, all their charities and donations of gold and

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whatever else there was then stashed away for that man. Did it help him? The answer is no. So what the people did according to the narrations, they crucify that guy. And they stoned him or whatever they did. But they it was an undignified send off.

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You know, they call it a send off. So they sent him off in an undignified manner because they were upset.

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And a new Archbishop was appointed as a man on fire. He was with this man.

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And he was such a good man. And a man says

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I haven't seen a person more dedicated than that, up to that moment.

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And when that man became old Sandman says, I learned so much when that man became old and he was on his deathbed said, Man and fantasy asked him, he said, You know, I want the original teachings of the Bible pure. So tell me what to do after you're gone. So he led him, he told him go to another city altogether. So he said, Man, and fantasy says, when he passed away, I went to that city to a certain man. And I told him so and so has asked me to come to you. Because I'm looking for the purest teachings of the Bible. The purest teachings of Jesus Christ, may peace be upon him. So he said, Yes, he allowed them to him to stay there. And he's a man

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who says, I found this man to be similar to the other one. And when he got to his deathbed, the same thing happened where he was instructed, he asked, Where should I go, he was instructed to go to another place. And then he was instructed at one stage to go to a Maria. And Maria, that Archbishop tells him when he was on his deathbed.

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The Archbishop on his deathbed says, Now there are no more honest people left.

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But we have arrived at a time when we have been promised that a profit would be sent by God Almighty, in a peninsula whereby they will be rocky land in between, which will be green palm.

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So someone says, How do I get there? What happens? Anyway, he kept on working in Korea.

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And he used to see the atoms come there for business and for others reasons. And they were describing their cities and the places and they described this place where

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they were, there was

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rocky land, with greenery and so on in his heart, he said, I think perhaps we might end up going there. So one day, he wanted to go to the Arabian Peninsula with one of these caravans and so he gathered all his wealth, and he went to a certain caravan and told them, if I give you my flock, will you take me to the peninsula? Will you take me to this area? They said, Yes, we will. They took the flock they took all his money and everything that he wanted to pay, and they put him into the caravan and as they went, they got to a place called Guadalajara.

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What in Pura is further away from Medina. Suleman a young man, he was now a young man youth.

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At that point, they took him they told him you are a slave now, you have no one to protect you. We are selling you in the market. We need the money.

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What

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these people are selling him.

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So they sold him and someone in what in Cora purchased him. He was a Jewish man.

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Or he was a certain person, whoever he was, he purchased him in Guadalajara and Selma became a slave. a free man was in slave. So he's working

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for this man. And one day after some time, a cousin of his he was a Jewish man, a cousin of his comes from Medina manana.

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And he bought off Sandman, from his own cousin. He says, Oh, you have a slave. He's a good guy, I need him. Okay by him so much he paid and he took him. So this cell manufactures he ends up in the outskirts of Madina munawwara and he is a slave.

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And he kept on working for a long period of time and so on, after which one day a relative of this guy in Medina, a relative of the owner of Sandman

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is speaking to the owner of Selma and Pharisees while they were in the garden, and Sandman and phallus. He was busy doing something either on a tree or he was busy doing something. And the one is complaining to the other thing, you know, in Makkah, there's this guy who had come and he he was claiming to be a prophet, and now he's come to Medina is claiming to be a prophet. And he says this and he says that and he says, he has come with a completion of what Jesus peace be upon him came with and what Moses peace be upon him came with and so on. So Sandman and fallacy.

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He dropped what he was doing, and he said, What did you say?

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So his owner looked at him, said, Hey, get back to work, and gave him one slap. What are you interested in?

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You're not supposed to be asking questions. You're a slave. But someone says Subhana Allah. I can't believe that this prophet is here in Medina. And Allah drove me all the way here in the way that he drove me in order to meet this prophet.

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So the man and I'm Maria, the Archbishop had told some man, that when the Prophet comes, they will be three signs. The first sign is that he will not eat from the charities that

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Second sign is that he will eat from a gift. And the third sign is he will have a mark on his back, similar to the size of a pea, that will be on his back at a certain point that is known as the seal of the prophets. You will see it. So Samantha is he says,

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I found out that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Cuba. And I wanted to go and see him. So at night, I took some dates, and I quietly ran out. And I saw these people gathered, and they were all listening to this man. And I looked at him, and I went forth, and I said,

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you seem like you've come from outside.

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I have some dates of charity that I'd like to give you and your people perhaps you want to eat. So the Prophet peace be upon him took it and gave it to his companions to thank the men, the young boy, and he gave his dates to his companions, but he did not eat from it. So Sandman says, sign number one,

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didn't eat from it.

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So a little while later, the prophet peace be upon him shifted from Cuba to Medina. And salmonella virus, he happened to get another opportunity to rush quietly, he took another bit of dates, and he went and he says, You know what,

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these are just this is just a gift that I'd like to give you a few days good days from the garden. And I'd like to give you some of these days. So the prompts are seldom realized that this is a gift.

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Because he heard him say this is not a charity, it's a gift. So he ate one or two pieces, and he gave the rest of his companions or segments. So sign number two, he ate from the gift he didn't eat from the charity.

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And then a third opportunity arose for salmonella piracy when someone had passed away and the Muslims were burying him. So the Prophet peace be upon him was wearing a piece of cloth on the top, and he moved the piece of cloth and salmonella, Pharisees trying to look on his back to see the seal, and the Prophet peace be upon him notices that this young man is trying to see this on my back. So he dropped the garment slightly, in order to clear clarify it to say you know what, the government has dropped a bit sad man and Pharisees saw the sign and began to cry, and he went to the Prophet peace be upon him. He declared his Shahada, he narrated his story and Subhanallah he also

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explained how he was enslaved the whole story. I am the son of a wealthy man, a person with his father. He gave up his father and his family and everything he had to for the truth.

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He went into Christianity, and from Christianity, he followed the Christian teachings, those pure original Christian teachings led him to Mohammed Salah Salah. This is why we as Muslims believe that the original manuscripts of the Bible contained in them the glad tidings of the coming of the Comforter Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us all,

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Solomon and Pharisees.

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Now he was known as

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the Prophet peace be upon him says go to your master, and ask him if you could buy your freedom. So he went to his master. His master says yes, I want you

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to give me 300 trees, dairy farms that bear fruit. And on top of that 40 Rukia okiya is a measurement of gold or silver, it's an OT, it's actually a measurement. He says I would I want 40 measurements.

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The weight of so much of gold and I'd like 300 trees. Now you know what that means. That will take a long long time, which means you need to plant 300 trees that time in Medina, if you plant 100 trees, maybe 20 will survive and the other 80 will die because of the heat and out of those 20 maybe 10 will bear fruit and the other 10 might not bear fruit. So to do that is very difficult. It will take you many years, it was something like like he's arrogant. You know someone says okay, if you can touch the ceiling and let you go and what have you jumped through?

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You come down. Okay, go go. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us.

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So some man on fire he comes back to the Prophet peace be upon him. What a man What a great man and he says, Oh messenger, this is what he's saying. The Prophet says, Okay, get these seedlings these pots and you and your friends can dig 300 little holes and then call me and I will plant these pods and inshallah they will all grow. So semana fallacy and he got a few of his friends. They went and they dug in the origin of this man 300 little holes and they call the Prophet saws and they gave him the pot and he started Bismillah he started planting them, guess what, within a short space of time

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They all all of them grew. And all of them pour fruit.

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All of them. This isn't one of the miracles of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, one of his miracles is when he planted something. It happened.

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It grew in both fruit. And the fruit was amazing.

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So Subhanallah what was left was the 40.

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Okay, yeah. That were to be given. So the Prophet peace be upon him, gives him a little bag to send man and phallus. He says, Take, take this and give it to your master. Someone says, What is this? This is this is something that came to us, and we're giving it to you. So he looked in it, it was exactly 14 Okay, yeah, he gave his master and he was free. It was free. Now that he's a free man, he took part in the Battle of the trench. So the Battle of the trench was when the Allies came to mega Madina, munawwara, in order to wipe out the Muslims, so many of them came from Mecca and the surroundings. And they allied with a few of the groups of the Jewish people around Madina, munawwara

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as well. And so we,

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they were all converging onto Medina, and it was going to be difficult to fight them, and sell man on fire. He was one of those who said, or messenger, peace be upon him, I have a suggestion. in Persia, when the enemy is about to come, we dig a trench around the city, around the city in places where it is possible for them to come through so that it is impossible for the horses or the animals to actually come across. So why don't we do that? And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, amazing, amazing suggestion, let us follow it. And we will do that. And this is why it is known as the Battle of the trench. That same trench was the idea of Sandman and fantasy, I'll be alone. And

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so that is one of his,

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you know, one of the virtues of this great companion of the Prophet peace be upon him. What a great man. We learned a lot. He was one of he was the only one who happened to have been the strict follower of three religions ending with Islam. He was a fire worshiper, then he became a staunch Christian, and then he became a Muslim. He was the only one of the kind, the one from Persia. He came all the way from there, and he came back. He came to Madina munawwara and he joined the province of asylum. He passed away at the time of us, man, and they are finally along once he was appointed the Emir of medallion. And I'll end with the story.

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He was appointed the Emir of medallion, l medallion. And you know what happened. He never used to like to be an amine. He never used to like to be a leader. He never used to like to be, he was always a humble down to earth, a very, very knowledgeable person.

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So he was so humble, that people didn't really know that this is the amine. So some outsiders came to Medina. And they saw this man sitting in the outskirts of Medina. And they looked at him, his clothing was like, you know, mediocre. They said, Hey, we need some help with our belongings here. Can you help us carry it? He says, Yeah, it's fine, I'll help you. He gets up. And he carries the whole load on his shoulders, and he's walking and these people are walking, these visitors are walking next to him. And he's walking. So as people are passing, they are greeting this man, the man who's got all the stuff on his shoulders, he's being greeted by the public until someone says a

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Santa Monica. I mean, these these visitors are looking in the sky is like a worker here is like a laborer. He's helping us with our luggage here. And the calling him I mean, what does this mean? So they inquire Who is this man?

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You know, they asked Who's this guy?

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He's, like, what we what we would say the mayor of the city, so panela or even higher than the mayor.

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They were shocked. He said, No, no, I'll take your good. What's wrong? I told you, I'll take your good. Imagine the humbleness with us forget about being a mayor or a counselor, or someone big. If you are the CEO of a small company that sells this flower here. You won't want to talk to someone else because I'm a CEO. Make an appointment first come if someone says hey, please, can you carry my bag for me? What will you do?

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So Pamela,

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but today I had a really senior figure, tell me can I always carry your maximum of my shadow man like safety handler? I'll carry my own bags here. But I cannot Exactly.

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So this was sent man on fire he humble man. And that's the point that we're learning from this last example to say, no matter who you are, no matter how powerful you are, this was a companion of the Prophet peace be upon him. This was one of the

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close people of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and look at him. So loved by

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People such a knowledgeable man, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson surely

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we have lessons from the stories of young believers who struggled and strove in order to find a law and worship Him alone. How much are we prepared to struggle and strive in order to find the law and to worship Him alone? May Allah strengthen us all. It was an absolute pleasure speaking in front of you this evening, I pray that Allah grant me the ability to follow what I have preached myself, and May Allah grant you all the ability to take the best of what was said and to adopt it. May Allah help us to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the footsteps of Ibrahim alayhi salam, the footsteps of the companions, including Solomon and Pharisees, only Allah and And

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may Allah be pleased with us all may be generous with them all. In general, may we be all granted forgiveness by Allah subhanho wa Taala wa sallahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Allah,

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Allah, Allah Allah