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Episode Notes

The sincerity of taking the favor of Allah upon us earnestly is highly recommended in this motivating talk in addition to duties of a muslim, making dua for others, turning back to Allah after committing sin and seeking for forgiveness, making peace with family members and ummah at large, preparing to sacrifice for the pleasure of Allah, protecting oneself from the scorching heat on Qiyamah, rewards of seeking forgiveness, making use of the mercy of Allah, making parents smile, making an effort to learn the deen, reaching out to the ummah and miracles of Prophet SAW are made mention of in this episode.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy when

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we praise Allah subhana wa Jalla we thank him upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla bless them all and bless every single one of us. I mean,

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my brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala favored us by sending to us, a messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to tell us how he wanted to be worshipped, to remove us from the darkness to the light. This is the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are so fortunate to be living at a time when we are considered as the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is

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truly the best of creation, the most noble of all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we have been termed higher among the best of nations go to

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the moon I

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go, what do you mean Oh, Nabila, you are indeed the best of nations developed for man, in order to enjoin that which is good, and prohibit that which is bad. The mission we have on Earth, is to try and do as much good as possible and to teach as much as possible, to abstain from evil and to discourage evil people we see engaging in evil, not only do we discourage them in a beautiful way, but we find ourselves distinct from the same evil May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And it is for this reason that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us to be careful of instructing people to do good, and we ourselves go against it. And this is why you hear the verse where Allah subhana wa

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Taala says, at that moon as

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soon as

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Are you enjoying people to do good, yet forgetting yourselves while you are reciting the book? You know the evidence, you know what is right and wrong? You're forgetting yourself instructing everyone to do good. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not dead? Let us not let that happen to us. I mean, and Allah says Allah Taki loon, aren't you going to think? Don't you have a mind to ponder? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to think

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and maybe strengthen us I mean, so my brothers and sisters, it is important for us to know our duty as muslimeen. Number one, we need to learn as much as we can. This learning process is from the cradle to the grave. Literally, there is no point when it will stop Not at all. Every day you will learn every day you will improve what you know, every day you will purify your knowledge. Every single day, you will learn more and more. And every day you will put into practice what you've learned, and every day you will begin to teach those around you whatever you've learned, we as muslimeen are not allowed to be selfish with what we have been bestowed upon, whether it is wealth,

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whether it is your own health, whether it is the knowledge you've been bestowed with, one might ask how do I share the health? I have? Very good question. You share it by using it to reach out to others while you are healthy, they will come a day when you won't be that healthy. Look at those who are older, perhaps those who are eating Salah on chairs May Allah grant in good health. There was a day when they used to read Salah without that chair. But here comes a time when they are unable to do that. Therefore, Allah permits them through the blessing lips of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam where he says suddenly, even Finland

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in Finland.

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Reid Sala standing if you cannot, you may sit and read and if you cannot do that you may lie down and read. What about us who are healthy, we should be using that health in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala and one of the ways of earning the pleasure of Allah is to reach out to the rest of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had utmost respect for the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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They recognized him too, even though

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did not have a soul such as the rocks and the trees while law he, he tells us that I know you do the words he says he says one law he Nila it for hayama katakana usili Malaya.

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He says what law he I know a stone or a rock in Mecca that used to give me when I used to pass Subhana Allah miracle of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So the rock used to say a Salah Monica, to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. These are the creatures of Allah, they know they are at peace from him because he was the best of creation. Similarly with us, we are not prophets, but we need to be kind to the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Starting with your family members, thereafter, your community members, the children and the adults of your community, you reach out to them your nation, the oma at large humanity at large, we reach out to one and all many people have the wrong image of

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Islam today. It is up to us to correct it by following the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. We've heard so many stories in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam where he reached out to enemies in a way that they turned to Islam.

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He reached out to enemies in a way that they turned to Islam, those who spat on him, those who put dirt on his back, such as the story of the woman in Mecca, who used to engage in this type of behavior. And he continued praying for them making dua for them. Let's ask ourselves what lajitas reality how many of us pray for other people, or Allah help this person help the sister help the brother.

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Many of us are guilty of not doing that.

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Some of us don't even make dua for our own family members. It's all about us. It's all about our own things, our own pockets, our own health, when will we be able to reach out to the rest of humanity have a genuine feeling for everyone? That is the sooner Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that is what he used to do. He felt for them.

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Subhan Allah, so much so that Mohammed salatu salam once saw a man maltreating his camera, and he says, These are the animals that have been entrusted to you by Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you write them, you write them in a condition that they are healthy. You don't write an animal when it's unhealthy. The burden you put on the animal should not be so much that the animal is affected by it. Imagine Subhanallah people think this is a donkey. It's a donkey, you know, they pronounce it as a donkey. You heard that.

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Today we were driving back from Cape Point. And I saw a sign. And I got a shock for a moment. I thought people were calling us baboons, the way they wrote it, Allah forgive us. It said baboons and it had an exclamation mark. I said, Hey, relax. We're not baboons yet. Then I realized No, no, it's saying they might be a few baboons nearby. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such behavior.

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It was the exclamation mark that confused me slightly. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us.

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But the truth is even those baboons were not allowed to harm them, throw rocks at them, throw stones or perhaps shoot them with a pellet gun or some of the kids might be using them as targets.

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That's Haram. It's not allowed to happen. We treat them fairly. Yes, if you'd like to quarantine them, perhaps, you know, try and get them to a certain area because they're being a minister. It's possible, it is permissible, but to harm them. No, it's a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The only time we are allowed perhaps, to interact or to kill a harmful animal is when it is coming for us. A lion coming for you. Please don't say Alhamdulillah you just a creature of Allah. You will be bitten and devoured and eaten.

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In that case, you're allowed to defend yourself and if it means to kill the animal because of that Alhamdulillah Bismillah In the Name of Allah, the help of Allah, a snake comes in, it's about to come towards you. And there you are, you happen to kill it, you will be rewarded. The reason is because it's harmful and it is causing this harm. But for you to go out into the wild suddenly just looking for animals, using them as targets and shooting them saying Al Hamdulillah it won't bite someone now the animal is not in the city to bite someone. So Han Allah. May Allah forgive us, grant us an understanding. This is how Mohammed salatu salam reached out to entire creation of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. He was not just sent to mankind, he was sent to Jin kind as well. And the mercy was not only felt by mankind, but creation at large, so much so that will live from a young age when he used to walk as a little boy. We're lucky that his record confirmed that there were clouds that used to move above in a way that the sun would not affect it.

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one of the miracles as he was a young boy, and he was walking, he got to a certain point in a sham in his late teens, early 20s. And even earlier, it happened more than once.

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And it is reported confirmed that one of the trees happened to bend slightly in order to give him the shade. And it was noticed by a certain rabbi, this was the first time it happened in the early age of Mohammed Salah Salem, and he called people from the caravan he called one of the relatives asking him Who's this young man? And they explained, he said, watch out. He's going to have a huge, huge status, because I just noticed two things. One is the cloud and two is the three Subhanallah This was Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the question I have for myself

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and for yourselves, we claim to be the oma of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we're not at peace, even with fellow human beings, let alone the rest of the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. My call for you today is to make peace with yourselves by turning to Allah, that's the only way you will ever be at peace. That's what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam taught. The only way you will be at peace is by quitting sin. And wherever you have faltered, turn back to Allah. He knows your weakness he knows you may falter so ask him for forgiveness, but do it now. Allah forgive us.

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Don't wait to the end of this lecture. Right now while you're sitting. ask Allah forgiveness. May Allah forgive us. Oh

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yeah, Allah we promised you not to go back to our bad ways and habits we regret we admit, we asked you forgiveness and we won't do it again. I mean,

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when we hear a call for us to turn back to Allah, never wait until you go away and you say you know what, I'll go home and think about it. Tomorrow morning, everything will be okay. I'm going to be praying to Allah Juma is coming on the front. No, that is shavon making you delay the repentance promise Allah here and now Allah that's it the sins I've been committing, cut and quit here and now I'm going to dress appropriately from today I'm going to fulfill my Salah from today and quitting the gambling the drugs, the clubbing whatever else it is the adultery everything cut the pornography which is the the menace of the age and cutting it here and now Oh Allah for your sake, cut God. That

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is when we will achieve the mercy of Allah, you want peace, you will achieve peace almost instantly. When you ask Allah forgiveness instantly.

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Thereafter, you need to make peace with your family members. This is why Allah chose for you whom your family members are. You didn't choose them. Not a single one of us it would be pointless for me to ask you because I know the answer.

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None of us have chosen our relatives, our parents. We were born into a family solely and only by the decree and decision of Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing else. And Allah created us in a way that we would feel. We are here to be tested by Allah.

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If we were here to enjoy, he would have asked us in advance which part of the world would you like to be with Las Vegas just as well he didn't do that Mashallah.

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The Republic of Mitchell's plane as we heard a few minutes ago Mashallah. You don't need a passport to enter this territory Mashallah.

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We are fortunate one lucky to be honest, I've been in Cape Town for a few days. With this delegation from Malaysia, Masha Allah tala kala, and we've been to see a few places in and around Cape Town. I promise you it is one of the most beautiful, majestic, magnificent places on earth. So Panama, I promise you, and trust me, I've seen a lot of the glue.

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But we don't thank Allah for what he's bestowed upon us. We take it for granted. The same applies to Islam. We are Muslim. I mean, a lot of us are born Muslim. We take it for granted. We're not serious. Salatin. Kamiya Buddha, you know, it's okay. May Allah forgive us? If that's our attitude, we're not going to achieve

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us become true brothers in Islam supporting one another encouraging one another when someone tells you brother let's go for salad go on your own. For me to I might be there tomorrow is that the attitude of the youth today will lie. Well, I've seen it myself.

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You say brother let's go for a go on your own man. And you know what to rub salt on that they say make dua for me. Yeah, I might come tomorrow. See? Allah forgive us. Is that the attitude? Allah sent you a messenger to remind you to come for Salah. He will ask you on the Day of Judgment. Didn't I send a reminder to the angels will ask didn't messengers messages come to

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Yes, the messengers came and the messages came. What did we do? We told him to make dua for us.

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Is that the answer? Let's change our ways we looking for peace, we are looking for contentment. It happens by making peace with yourself to start with by turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala. A sin has never ever brought about peace and contentment. It is only very temporary. It feels good just for a few minutes or a few hours, sometimes a few days or a little season after that it brings about regret upon regret. And on the deathbed, a person would regret completely regarding what they've done in their lives, if they live their lives in this way.

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So it's for this reason that we gather in the house of Allah, when you came here, what did you expect to hear a word or two that would remind you about Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, soften your heart and mind and we become people who feel like we love one another for the sake of Allah, we adore one another for the sake of Allah, my brothers and sisters, it's important to have a genuine feeling for one another. Once you've made peace with yourself. You and Allah subhanho wa Taala learn to extend that to your family members, your wife, your husband make peace, and that peace comes about with sacrifice. If your intention is to earn Jenna and her intention is

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to engender what will go wrong in that marriage.

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Allah forgive us if you are honest and upright, if you are straightforward, what will go wrong in your marriage. If you are prepared to sacrifice to end the pleasure of Allah, you need to know one thing that is very, very important. Allah has blessed us and bestowed upon us a huge gift.

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In that acts of worship, that earn the closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala are found in how you treat your own spouse, Han Allah. Allah says, Be kind to your wife. He didn't just say that. He says feeble Go ahead, the Casa de la sala, which means to be intimate with your spouse is an act of charity.

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Some people are married, but they sleep elsewhere. You know that? Come home they tired No way. I'm tired man. Leave me alone. But you've been engaged in Haram, adultery, fornication, whatever else it may be outside, you come home and what happens?

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What is halaal? What is permissible? What is the duty? What is the responsibility you're running away? So the Hadith Mohammed Salah Salim says, to fulfill the conjugal rights of your spouse is an act of charity SubhanAllah. It's a rewarded act. It's an act of worship, the Sahaba were thinking, Hey, you know what? I'm going to enjoy myself with my wife. And that's considered a an act of worship. While I even asked the question, I had una Shahada, where kulula houfy Delica or messenger sallallahu sallam,

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we enjoy ourselves with intimacy, our own lives, and we actually going to get the reward for him.

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You know how he answered, amazing. He says, I tune

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in what

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do you see if a person is intimate in a haram way haram relation? Will they be sinful for that? They said yes, indeed. He says well, then there is a reward to do it in the right direction.

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If it is a sin to do it wrong, it is a reward to do it right. That is Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam so get home early and fulfill the rights of your spouses.

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I'm hearing loud amines from people who don't look married.

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Now Allah subhanho wa Taala facilitated for you. Allah make it easy for us to abstain from Haram. We are living in a hyper sexualized environment. We are living at a time of history where pornography is considered not only normal but the indeed dirty behavior in terms of immorality is considered the same thing it's cool it's considered yes nice cool car guy and so on. hot chick Have you heard that? Allah forgive us?

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That was quite loud. I mean, Masha.

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But the reality is, this is the environment we living in. So for you to abstain from it is an automatic entry into gender if Allah accepts that abstention

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imagine when you're living in an environment where you look right you see adultery you look left, you seeing pornography you look in front of you, you see a naked woman or on a billboard you look behind you there's a problem. There's naked women and men who are suggestive and so on, and has Zina and adultery so easily. committable and yet you are abstaining stones. Allah Subhana Allah you are found here for Salah you come and you say Superman

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Allah knows the pressure. Allah knows what's going on. Allah knows everything. And he witnesses you. And if you say I'm abstaining for the sake of Allah, do you know what happens? He grants you a special place on the day of judgment to start with, you can expect what's going to follow as in terms of gender.

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And this is from the Hadith known as Edita Sabha, the seven categories of people who will be granted a special shade on the Day of Judgment. One of them is a person who could sin.

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He is called to commit sin by a very good looking woman, beautiful woman who's wealthy. Nothing is the obstacle between him and her. And he says in me, Allah,

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I feel Allah, I'm not going to do this.

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Allah says, such a person will have a special place on the Day of Judgment, VIP status shaded by Allah subhanho wa Taala shaded area you know, when you park your car in Cape Town airport long term, they have the shaded parking and the unshaded parking. If you're a top shot, you go to the shaded parking because you've got a Lamborghini Mashallah

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you would like to be shaded, just like you'd like your motor vehicle to be shaded from the sun. What about the heat, the scorching heat of the day of the AMA, we needed to do something about it. One of the ways of earning it is to seek Allah's forgiveness, to remember Allah quietly when you're on your own in a way that

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you cry, a tear, you shed a tear at least one tear between you and Allah Rasulullah con la hollien for Father's Day now

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a person who remembers Allah

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alone.

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And so his eyes are filled with tears. This Hadith doesn't even say the zero down. It only says Your eyes are full. You deserve a VIP status because if those eyes are filled with tears only and solely for Allah, you are worried how will I meet Allah? What am I going to tell Allah? I love Allah I'm so weak, I'm a human, I've sought forgiveness. I only have hope in the mercy of Allah tears come into your eyes. Already. Allah says for you, you deserve a special status. You definitely believe in the in the Day of Judgment. So when you come to us, we know that you believe in the day that's what made you cry, and therefore we have brought you hear VIP status.

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And this is so beautiful because those who have fallen into adultery or fornication, Allah is giving you hope to say Hang on, the game is not yet over.

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You still have another chance you can still go

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How would we be able to help others when ourselves? We are a stray? We don't want to

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worship Allah. We don't want to turn to Allah. When are we going to turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. It's a powerful question.

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How many more lectures Would you like to come and talk to you before you turn to Allah cut your bad ways, the drugs, the menace of the age, it comes hand in hand with pornography and the nightlife. This is why a true Muslim after Salah tonatiuh, go to bed. Unless you're engaging in worshiping Allah, then do remember to fulfill the conjugal rights of your spouse. It is an act of worship, your wife can seek nullification of that Mecca and marriage. If you are not fulfilling her rights in bed. Did you know that?

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Yes, may Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us. May He grant us goodness, the ability to fulfill all the rights Subhana Allah

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the rights for us the rights that we have on our shoulders as well. My brothers and sisters, what a beautiful Dean. If you notice, you think about it carefully. What I've mentioned just now, it's part and parcel of the teaching of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he was not shy to teach the people he told them, he said it very clearly. Let me give you one one example. He says simply you want paradise? Well, I can guarantee you a spot in general. Listen to what he's saying. You want Jenna? I can guarantee you a place today if there's a football match we want to place we want someone to make a plan a World Cup is here and so on. I don't know when next is going to come after hearing what's

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happened to FIFA.

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But at the same time, we get excited. There is a show there is for example something to do with the nightlife and so on. We are quick to reserve a seat we want to make a plan I want the VIP seats right in the front you ready to pay you ready to bribe as well?

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What about your place in general no bribery works this Pamela no bribery works day, your place in general the prophets Allah says I guarantee you a place on condition that you guarantee me the correct use of two organs.

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To boneless or

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If you guarantee me that you're going to use these two organs correctly, I guarantee you paradise as simple as that. My job Molly Medina,

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of ml Jana, whoever guarantees me the correct use of the organ between his cheeks, and the organ between his thighs, I guarantee in Paradise, the story is over.

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You use your tongue and your private parts correctly, Allah says yours is paradise. That's it.

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Mashallah so simple in terms of words are so powerful in terms of meaning, but it takes a lifetime to fulfill. And it's dedication. Every time you want to say something, think every time you have an urge, in terms of

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the sexual urge, think, what am I doing? Where am I putting it? Is this helpful? If not no ways I want to please in general, life is too short to commit sin. And if you've committed the sin, remember one thing, one of the most powerful verses in the Quran, one levena, either

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those who have committed immorality, or they have oppressed themselves, those whom when they've committed immorality or press themselves, remember Allah and seek forgiveness for what they've just done.

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And Allah says, while many Luba in law, who is there who forgives sins besides Allah?

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We say Oh Allah, we have no deity besides you nobody besides you can forgive my sins, so forgive my sins.

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That's one of the ways of calling out to Allah, La ballena Siva, la sua for you da Allah, no one besides you there is that we can call out, no one besides you there is that can forgive our sins.

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So we ask Allah to forgive our sins. So Allah says, Allah,

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Allah

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to be him, those types of people. For them, their compensation will be the forgiveness of Allah.

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The forgiveness from their

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what Jen?

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Holly Dena v.

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And for them will be paradise beneath which the rivers will be flowing forever and ever. They will dwell there in Who are these people? These are those who have committed immorality. They have committed sins, but they've regretted those sins, and they've asked us forgiveness, and they've changed their lives. Allah says for you, they will be forgiveness and we will grant you paradise. These are the people who will be granted paradise. What a powerful verse, how much hope do we have hamdulillah

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there is no one more merciful than Allah. He is the Most Merciful. He says, I'm the Most Merciful. Most beneficence. Make use of that Mercy of Allah. Make use of it. Imagine if a person is telling you look, I'm dishing out millions of rands for anyone who wants to build an orphanage for anyone who wants to do a good project that is reaching out to fellow human beings. And he's giving the millions you would be foolish not to write a note or to have a plan or to make a little bit of a project proposal and to go out and say, Listen, you are giving out 20 million to each person. Well, this is one project

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because it's all being dished out. Allah is literally dishing out his mercy. He is telling us you know what he says? All you need to do is ask sincerely and it's yours. That's all ask Allah mercy sincerely Allah have mercy on me. But we can't be sending all out tomorrow. I still got adultery to commit once and after that I'm going to seek your forgiveness you must have mercy on me. That reminds me of the rubber before going to sit over here I'm reading to record so that I'm not caught Sharla I'm going to steal but it's okay. All I need the money you know about it, but I'm just going to ask you all to help me it's like the casinos suncoast Durban You know what? They've got a solid

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facility a

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casino, they've got a solid facility. You ask them why they say these are the people they come to gamble. I'm busy thinking wow, just before they gambling they must be saying Allah I'm about to pull that you know, whatever they call it. Subhana Allah and I'm about to gamble. But yeah, Allah just lick me when the millions if I mean 20 million, a Buddha mosquito what

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Whatever wealth is that, how can you do this? It's like saying I'm going to rob, when I rock when I come back I'll donate a small amount to the orphanage down the road. That's not how it works. You seek forgiveness you seek it now you want the mercy of Allah you get it now this is the house of Allah the hearts are soft.

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The ambience is absolutely amazing. This spirituality is somewhere else the angels have surrounded us the mercy of allies descending upon us allies speaking about every one of us by name by name to the angels that's

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your name is being mentioned now with mine and all of us by Allah to whom to the angels will light the camera hula hoops even in the body.

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Right now is being mentioned. How can we not turn to Allah could your ways cut your bad ways and habits become an obedient child? Put a smile on the face of your mother's your father's?

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Learn from the sooner Mohammed Salah Salem, go out and reach out to the non Muslims by good character and conduct teach them a thing or two. Sometimes we behave like non Muslims ourselves. How would the deen ever get to them? When we who are supposed to be the flag bearers of the deen haven't even thought about a flag?

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My brothers and sisters, it's a passionate plea. It is something serious.

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We are the owner of the most blessed of all creation.

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How would we arrive on the day of judgment and not be classified as part of his own man if we lead our lives in a totally opposite direction? Let's not do that.

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We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is his final messenger. We bear witness. We hear his name Muhammad and we say Salalah alayhi wa sallam, how then can we go out and commit sin? How then can we go out and engage in what will earn the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala? May Allah subhanho wa Taala soften our hearts. My brothers and sisters reach out to your spouses, your family members sought out your problems become people who are not a burden on the home, but rather who alleviate the burdens within the home. Become people who are who create a smile in the house, not people who cause tears in the home, become a person who

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is earning the happiness of Allah subhanho wa Taala not someone who's going to end the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So my brothers and sisters, it's absolutely important for us to reach out to one another. Ask yourself, how have I helped those whom I live with? How have I turned towards Allah? How have I reached out to my own community? My own man, how am I reached out to all those around me and inshallah we reach out in one of the best possible ways. I asked you, I asked you to make an effort to learn about the deen. I'm sure this beautiful mustard, mustard or Robin, Chef Ibrahim and myself, we go back a long, long time and hamdulillah I'm always very happy to come back to Cape Town because he is one of the highlights. We always try to catch up of late we've been busy. But still, today was

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a beautiful day of reunion Mashallah.

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And I'm sure there is activity that happens in this machine, and other massaging, something of learning something of a community affairs where you are reaching out to the rest of the community in one way or another, reaching out to the oma at large. participate. Don't be lazy. Come with your family members. Cut out soon.

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Come to the masjid the house of Allah. The muslimeen are dying across the globe. They are being persecuted across the globe. We who are sitting without persecution, sometimes are not really bothered about the deen.

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When will that change? We need to come out. We need to learn get to the massage get to the houses of learning modalities. I'm sure there are institutions of learning. If not, I'm sure you would be able to learn online, come and ask your scholars please guide me to something online that I can learn. Learn the Arabic language start learning the Quran, the word of Allah imagine.

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And I think I'll end on this note. If a person had a relationship with the opposite sex that was prohibited, Haram, not accepted. But the person was so sucked into that love that they were head over heels over this person.

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And this person happened to be

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someone who wrote a book, for example.

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In order to prove your love for that person, he might come and say Guess what?

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So

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See what you see.

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I've memorized the book of by heart, or a paragraph of it, or a chapter of it, and the person will get excited right or wrong. Wow, that's a sign of love.

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In the case of human beings, the person will say, Well, I haven't memorized my own book. It's reality. That's the miracle of the Quran with us. We can write our own books, and we won't be able to memorize them. And the Quran, you can memorize it all of us know so to Fatiha, all of us know many other sutras. We should try and expand and increase imagine you meet Allah and you say, Oh Allah, Oh Allah, I tried my best to learn your word. I tried to pronounce it in the most correct way. I try to understand it by learning that language that you chose to reveal it in. And I have tried my best Allah says you don't even need to tell me I know what happened for you is paradise.

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cannot happen. It can happen through the mercy of Allah, but we don't even make an effort then how will it happen? Like we say people die in June, people make it out. Oh, Allah Take me away in the condition of servitude. I mean,

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Allah Take me away in the condition of Sudoku.

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What a beautiful day. The problem is some of those who say, I mean, don't eat Salah. So what what chances Do they have of dying Institute when there's no Sudoku done?

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Correct.

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So now when we say Allah grant me that into June, that amin would mean I'm never going to miss a Salah again, Allah grant us dating sudo.

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Amin

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Subhana, Allah, The same applies we say, Allah helped me, some of us we say Allah grant me the ability to learn the Arabic language, but you've made no effort. Allah gave you the strength, the energy, you never came to the rescue. You never joined the classes, you never did anything. And you just keep on making do out Allahu Akbar. It's like the lazy man. He doesn't want to work. He sleeps until 11 o'clock and he comes in, you know, this is from Allah. He will provide, don't worry, he will provide. Well it's written, whatever is written for me is definitely coming. Have you heard that statement? When it was written, you are going to be stupid.

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And it was written that you're going to have nothing and you're going to be a burden on everybody else because you are full. Allah gave you the power Allah tells you, it's like the men. They say, you know, man, they were three guys stuck in the island. So they making two out

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and they waving a flag and the helicopter comes and they saying Oh Allah, send us send us help take us out of this island. So when the helicopter comes in lands, everything happens. The two guys get on in the one wisecrack says no, I'm still waiting for Allah to send me something. But the helicopters right here. This is no Allah will save me.

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So Allah says we sent you the helicopter it came to you. All you have to do is get on it. You had the energy the effort What did you want a rope dangling from heaven for us to pick you up.

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I remember once I spoke to a young man, they called me to the house to try and explain to him that look, you need to work highly intelligent, healthy. And he says no, this is literally my sustenance will come I will sit at home.

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I told him Do you think it's going to fall from the ceiling? He said yes.

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And then I told these guys I said you know what? There's something wrong with this fellow.

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He told me I look at the ceiling every day I wait for a cat one day will come.

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I told him brother Don't go as far as the ceiling your skull is correct.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us that's not the attitude you want to achieve something make an effort. Go in earn Allah has given you the capacity go and learn and go and earn.

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By learning you will not only earn in this world but you will earn in the area

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and that which is halaal It is a great effort.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and grant us ease and goodness Allah it's been so so great to be here. What an honor to be here in your midst in this house of Allah subhanho wa Taala mosquito rabbit in this beautiful country of witches playing Mashallah

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Allah except next time I'll have to come with my passport.

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My Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the love that I feel is already there.

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I really I always feel it and I feel that it's there. May Allah bless us May he bestow upon us even more love Allah grant us goodness, May He grant us growth inshallah, in his obedience was Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed, a shadow Allah Allah highlandtown