A Step Towards Peace

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Masjid As Salaam Preston UK, Jumu’ah

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The speakers discuss the importance of the holy resurrection and the loss of acceptance of non-M-think-able methods of attacking people, as well as the need for a strong message to avoid distraction and balancing comfort and integrity. They stress the importance of finding a balance between comfort and integrity, presenting a powerful message in a way that the petty in the middle is what makes the burger, and avoiding negative comments. The importance of achieving inner peace and happiness is also emphasized, along with the need to be aware of one's behavior and use it to influence others' behavior.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was happy to hear.

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All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his family, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless them, bless every one of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant every one of us goodness, and May Allah create ease for us and the entire Ummah, for Indeed, the oma is going through the most trying times of recent history.

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My brothers and sisters in Islam,

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Islam is a term that is used to refer to the religion that we belong to.

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It also refers to peace, but we don't have that peace. It also refers to submission, but we don't submit. So we have a problem.

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The reason why we have a problem is because I'm a Muslim.

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Muslim actually means one who submits to Allah. But I don't submit.

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And I'm searching for peace, because Islam is supposed to give me the peace, but I don't have the peace. When I say I am referring to generally the trend that we're facing today, so while there are pockets of people who do achieve that piece, and who do we have that submission, when we talk to the young and old Today, many of them are carrying burdens, these burdens are that of financial issues, social issues, spiritual issues, so many other problems and letters over and above that we have issues that are of a political nature, that we feel so helpless about wars across the globe, in the name of faith and religion, that we know are not a part of the faith and religion, but rather

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perhaps political tug of wars that are taking place such that people's lives are being lost, yet, they're supposed to be within peace within submission.

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So what is the crisis? I think primarily, what we need to understand is, many people would address it in different ways. Each one would start with one thing. We've turned away from Allah. I'm sure you've heard that so much.

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It is actually absolutely correct to start that way. My brothers and sisters, we've turned away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now one might say, Well, how do you say that when we're sitting in the masjid, we're in the house of Allah? Why do you give such a negative sort of an idea to the people to make them feel like they're bad or, you know, not interested or couldn't be bothered? No, we are.

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But you see, at the time of the Sahaba of Allah 100, to miss one Salam was actually impossible or unfought, of unheard of unimaginable.

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their level of Eman and taqwa was way beyond what I can describe. So when I say that we've turned away from Allah, it is relative in the sense that, in our society, the most pious amongst us, may probably still backbite without really realizing that I've been backbiting. You see, the pious from amongst us, the person who's considered the really holy person may still possibly use, it's possible, a word or two that is not supposed to be said from a tongue of a movement. They see. They may sometimes

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hurt someone's feelings, even starting with family members, in a way that if you were really true, you would be living by the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says the best from among you are the best to your family members. So what I mean when I say we've turned away from Allah, is we can do much better and we should be doing much better, much more. To get closer to Allah. Don't let shavon come to you and, and make us feel satisfied that you know what, I'm a good Muslim.

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Because the day that happens, we stopped growing.

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And by the law of Allah, that he has kept for a Muslim. The two days are not meant to be equal. Today should be better than yesterday and tomorrow should be better than today. It's amazing. So this is why I say when we have become happy with ourselves that I'm a good Muslim. We have a lovely Masjid. I mean, I'm here

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In Preston, must you do salon? I heard about it, I've never been here. But Subhana Allah.

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It's amazing to see how beautiful the house of Allah is. I'd love to see the beauty of every heart of every person who comes here be even more beautiful. And the masjid that's when we will actually be a solid oma. Right? And inshallah we will get there. It's so beautiful to have this feeling. You know, we were driving in from the highway. And

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I usually have a lot to do. And I had this feeling that Subhanallah we're going to question and I know, there are so many people who've been telling me to come here, it's a matter of time to talk like I don't want to but sometimes you have one person who cannot manage to get everywhere every time. So you have to prioritize sometimes. And as I came in, and I saw this message suddenly and I was so happy because one law he my brothers and sisters and Majid has an ambience, and some form of a power that has an impact immediately and directly within the hearts of everyone who passes by Muslim, non Muslim, whoever it is, it's the house of Allah say what you want. There is a calmness,

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there is a peace, there is a sense of goodness, yes, those who hate the Muslims, unfortunately, due to their ignorance of what we are, who we are and what we stand for. Perhaps they might feel for a moment an element of anger upon seeing such a beautiful machine in the middle of a street in Preston, for example. But it's quickly extinguished by the smiles of the people walking in some heinola. When you come to the masjid, come with a smile,

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be happy to go to the masjid come early.

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And I promise you, it will bring you closer to Allah didn't I say we were becoming further away from Allah. One of the things is give importance to the houses of Allah and the importance to the house of Allah. Yes, from a building perspective. It's there. I'm sure there is no message in the whole of UK that does not have central heating, right? It's there are different levels Mashallah, if you have a master of this nature, automatic Mashallah, you have a mosquito of another nature, perhaps it's still the house of Allah, maybe someone needs to turn it on. But I tell you, shavon comes up with the weirdest, the most unthinkable methods of destroying your connection with Allah.

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And this is where we lose our piece. This is where we become people who forget that submission is prime. You know, there was a sister, who once told me about how when she goes to work, she follows the Sunnah of the smile. She works with other sisters. Right? A group of sisters, and she was the only Muslim. And she says every time I enter, even if I have a problem, I have issues, whatever I just, I have a good expression on my face. And the non Muslim sisters were speaking about her that you see she has some beauty that just makes her smile, she's at peace. She's always calm. And they spoke to her later on about her secret. And she says this is the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

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He taught us to have a good expression. So much so that it alleviates the suffering of those who are really suffering who behold the smile, because they start feeling calm. If you see me sitting in front of you, and I'm frowning, and I look, you know, upset you automatically within yourself, you have a certain you know, feeling very calm, and I'm smiling and my expression is good, you feel good.

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So when we are coming to the house of Allah have a good expression. Even if you have whatever problem you may be facing, it's okay. This is Allah, we're going to the house of Allah, like I said, and as we enter, don't be distracted.

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When I walked in, I felt a little bit warm and I love the cold By the way, you know, when we come from a warm place, we like the cold when you come from a cold place you like the heat Subhanallah it's just how Allah has kept us you know, diversity sometimes. And in order to appreciate the gift of Allah, you know, you go to places you appreciate the sun, and sometimes you go somewhere and you appreciate the call. I was hoping to have got a little bit of the snow that you guys had a few days ago but unfortunately, we came in and brought the sun from Africa, you know, so Mashallah.

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As we enter, we entered this morning or just now I felt the heat I asked the brothers What time did we say we were going to start they said 1150 I said we need to stick to time inshallah, because people have a reputation. They say when the

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My mom gets up sometimes, you know, because he's an Imam, because Islam because it's religion, he tends to feel that I don't care about time, I'll just go these people are supposed to sit for the sake of Allah. Well, we also work that also is an act of worship, when we are trying to bring about some sustenance for our family members and for everyone to survive. And you need to be sensitive of the fact that people need to get back to work. So I said, we will stick to the time. That's why I set for a while before I started, I waited for the 52 blocking. But my beloved brothers and sisters, as I walked in, I felt the heat and I told the man,

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is it hot up there? He says, Yeah, it's quite warm, meaning warm. I said, you know, what, is there a way of opening the window or something? He told me it's automatic.

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When he said that I said, leave it. The reason is, it's got to do with the comfort of the Muslim is in general, not just my own comfort, if that's how you want it, that's how it should be. Mashallah. So normally, because when you're speaking, you require energy, that energy makes you break into a sweat. So I said, Oh, Allah helped me No, because obviously, I'm coming here, it's a big responsibility, I need to present a powerful message, even though I might present it as a burger. Or what that means is those of you who might know what I, what I do, when you have a solid

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message, you have to present it in a way that the petty in the middle is what makes the burger but the rest of it is just by the way, beautifying it. So you see the cheese dangling, you see the little bit of tomato, some of the lettuce may be a bit of the mayonnaise. And you think, Wow, what a juicy burger that you don't know, it's still called the meat burger, or it's called the beef burger because of the beef inside it. That's the most important thing. So I might talk to you this way. But trust me, the beef will get through

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Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all.

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So I thought to myself, I don't want to allow any distraction, I'm in the house of Allah, I need to try and read people, not just the rich and famous, I actually don't know many people to be honest. But I was told you going to the mercy of the who's who. And to be very honest with you.

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To me, everyone is a who's who everyone is a who's who the brothers and whoever else is here, the sisters, those that may know may not know because a winner is He who actually gets gender, that's the winner. And those who get gender SubhanAllah. They're the ones whose hearts are being worked upon by themselves every day, no matter what you have who you are, you need to make sure you clean your heart, you have the best relationship, starting with those within your house, and then go further and you will achieve the peace in the dunya and the Akira.

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So Subhanallah

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I thought to myself, I won't allow a distraction. I'm here for the sake of Allah smile, greeted the pig with the people. These are all brothers and sisters coming as guests of Allah.

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So you have all VIPs for me.

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But the point I want to raise is shapen comes about and starts making you think you know what, you need to open that window. Trust me, he came to me as soon as I entered the machine here. And he made me think window, I even told the man window. And I said, Wait, stop. Don't let it happen. It's not about you. It's about the rest of them.

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And normally, when you have a beautiful machine, you always have a few people who like to say, You know what? The sound? Is this the window? Is that a library? Is this the time is this the length is this all those are distractions. If you have a very positive input, write it down, speak to some of the individuals once or twice and drop it.

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You did it for the sake of Allah and you know what it may not happen how you want it, in order for Allah to test you, do you come from Allah? Or for the window? Do you come from Allah or for a certain purpose of yours that you didn't manage to get fulfilled? You know, recently, I'm going to say something. Some of you may understand some of you may not understand. Recently, we had a major problem in the oma in something major problem, such a problem that we feel as part of the oma that we need to resolve it today, not tomorrow because it's affecting the entire oma. And so what happened is, someone met me and told me, you know, we have this major issue and I said, No, I'm

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aware of it, you know, I and I'm making dua, and I have yaqeen in my heart, that alone will help us to solve this matter. It's a matter of time, and I gave an example of the accusation of a shadow of the love on her

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by some of the munafo in

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within Madina, munawwara If Allah wanted, he could have resolve the matters straightaway within split seconds. As soon as the accusation came, a verse would have come down and Allah subhanho wa Taala would have cleared her name and everything would have been sorted. But guess what? He didn't do that. Allah subhanho wa Taala

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left. Imagine a Siddiqa to beat this detail. The Allahu and woman

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are Isha, the daughter of the most beloved to Muhammad Salah salam, the one who has the highest from all those to treat this earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. His name was Abdullah, notice man,

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also known as Abu Bakar, acidic or the 1100. He was the greatest after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his daughter was being accused and she was the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu. I mean, she was she is and was the mother of the believers, all of us look up to her as a mother, and she's being accused, do you not think it was very possible for Allah to immediately send down not just the verse, But punishment to destroy those or to let them taste a little bit of what they were saying. Those who are accusing her it was possible, but Allah decided, no, we don't want to do this. Why? Because Allah wanted to teach us a lesson that when something happens, we're going to

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give you time in order to drop you into categories of who you really are. It's an examination. We taught you not to spread accusation. What are you going to do? It's going to dangle in front of you. You spread the accusation. Okay, if that was the case, what did you do for your test? So I bought you been on Satya Nadella and to this day we talked about him because his name is in the Hadid and in the in the Tafseer of the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Now Muna examine to move on, let

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me know

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when the true believers heard the rumors about

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the ones who thought good about themselves comparing it to her, and told themselves if I couldn't do this, she's better than me. And they are the ones who said that this is definitely a lie about you. But then Satya Nadella and his wife actually told him, did you hear what they're saying about Asia? Or the law? And you know what he said? He said, Would you ever do that? She said, impossible. So he says, Well, she's better than you. So handle a simple, straightforward.

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So Allah praised him to this day. So the issue that we have I said, that Allah will bring the people together and believe me by his will, by His mercy, by his power, in the interior, we will find out within our hearts, were we working for a law? Or were we working for a small group of people?

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powerful, someone enters your machine, you kick him out, what happened? You just proved it's not for Allah. It's for something else. It's for a different agenda. It's for if a person who is sinful walks into the masjid, wanting to seek the mercy of Allah, the goodness of Allah is not welcome.

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He's welcome. So Panama. So the point I'm raising is we allow shade to distract us. So we become distant from Allah and closer to what is known as veiled law. Everything besides Allah is closer to my power, my position, my authority, my wealth, my whatever else, it may be my house, my good looks by you know, the reputation, the fame, all that is going to diminish, it's going to dwindle, the only thing that will be of assistance for your inner peace in this world and the next is your closeness to Allah.

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And in order to be close to Allah, you need to understand a few primary things. Number one, worship Allah alone, and don't forget that he gave you what ever you are, he gave you who you are. That's what he did. He made you right at the beginning. You know, people say, I'm a clever man, I got a business I did. Well, you know, so if that doing well brings you closer to Allah you have achieved, indeed, good news to you. But if it drifts you from alive means you don't understand the one who gave you the brain, the one who put you in the right place, the right time was a law, none other than Allah. Look at Rouen Kala

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D. That was his crime.

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When he achieved whatever he had, he says, You know what, I got this because of my own wit. I was intelligent. I was sharp my brain, myself, and Alesis does he not know? So Pamela, it's Allah who gave him the universe, please. If Allah wanted, he could have paralyzed him. He could have done whatever to him and he wouldn't have had. So Allah says when we've given you it's always a test in order to see who from amongst you recognizes where the source was.

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And appreciates it

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recognizes from Allah. So number one we worship Allah to show that we are thankful to Allah we are subservient, we are absolutely dependent upon Allah. Yeah I you

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tomorrow for

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me, oh people you are absolutely dependent upon Allah for every single thing and Indeed Allah is totally independent from you, he does not need you for anything whatsoever. And he continues in the next verse in Surah, Fatima and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Aisha

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why Devi?

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Karana la Hibi Ozzy's if Allah once he can delete you and replace you with someone else. And that is not difficult for Allah.

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How many people have gotten to the top and then not drop them so badly from there that we feel embarrassed to even mention their names? May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant them ease and goodness, whoever they are across the globe, those we know and those we don't know. But they allow not to do that to us. I mean,

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how many people we have seen examples from the Quran and Allah gives examples of people we've never known but we believe because it's in the Quran. And then they are examples of people we know of as well. Why not for us to sit and laugh at them and to sit and make a mockery of them. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and it's amazing.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that it is only in order for you to learn a lesson. That's it. lapada canopy kasasa him.

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Indeed, in all the stories that we have told you, there are lessons in them for those who have sound intellect, and that's it. If you have not derived the lesson from what's going on around you and from the stories that Allah has made mention of them, what have we gained? Nothing? Nothing.

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So don't be distracted. Number one show thanks and gratitude to Allah for who you are for what you have. The biggest gift is he man we say that the biggest gift is the fact that we are part of the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we say that we know that but do we practice upon it? I need to become a better person. I have to get closer to Allah, my Salah must be fulfilled because I want to fulfill it not because I have to fulfill it. There is a difference between the two. When you do something because you have to you want to just get done with it. Many of us myself included sometimes Salah we say let me quickly read my Salah that word quickly was actually an insult. You

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might not have thought about it

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in cell to yourself. Why? Because I am guilty as well. Sometimes you're in a rush you say brother let me quickly make my to record. Do you realize that when I was in gratitude to Allah Salah you should be honored to say brothers sit, relax, I'm going to be fulfilling my salah and then you don't make him wait purposely like you know someone starts reading the whole of sort of Bukhara no relax. But what I mean is fulfill it in the best possible way. For the sake of Allah Don't rush

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that might just be your last ever salah and not only did you utter the word quickly for it that I just want to get done with it. Like it's something you really don't want to do but you have to you being forced by Allah and it could be over and above that such that you rushed through it as well. So you said the word quickly and you rushed and that was your last prayer. So everyone says botnick od may have namaz may Mashallah, in Cuyahoga you heard that Wallah he that's a very good death but only Allah knows whether that Salah was accepted or not. You see my point

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that's why we say it's a very good test man like give us death in Salah say I mean now if you if that amin was real can you and I need to take our time in Salah because I remember youngster This is a true story. When we said that, may Allah grant us death in Salah. So I didn't hear that loud. I mean, so I told him I said I mean so everyone says I mean loudly. later on. I found that someone was telling me Oh, you know, please, can you talk to my son because he doesn't really read salah and so on. So I said, you know, son, did you hear what I said earlier? He said yeah,

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mean was too soft. So you said we should say louder. So I said did you say they said yeah, Do you mean it? He said yeah, not give us getting Salah. So I said so suddenly, if you're not going to read Salah when he said

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I won't die so quickly

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to see how they look at

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where we are trying to tell him if you're not going to read Salah, then how you're going to die in salah and his mind is well if I want to die in salah and Allah has accepted me to die in Salah let me not really right now so I know I'm not dying, you know, I'll do it one day when I'm ready. No, that's the attitude people wait until they grow old and every bone start aching and they say but let's read Salah You're lucky that Allah gave you the chance to get to that position because that's the mercy of Allah but not everyone has the guarantee to get them.

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So we need to get closer to Allah. Trust me, I levena

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and IBV

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those who believe they achieve the calmness of their hearts through the remembrance of Allah for indeed it is only through the remembrance of Allah that the true believers would actually achieve the peace of the heart, the comfort of the heart. We don't remember Allah. We don't.

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When I say we don't, I'm talking about myself included we can do better. Because the law here I can explain something else to you. We come and do Salah we come into the masjid just as a formality to get it done with Juma I need to be there was your heart there? Were you looking forward to the house of Allah? Were you looking forward to sit down? Were you looking forward to pick up a piano must have and to actually open it and read one passage one verse and to feel good about it to check its meaning or are you going to come here and start looking that uncle looks arrogant? That guy there you see that guy know how bad it is and all those distractions that shame on causes within us that

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happens. So I can do better give you another example after Salah there are some other cards that assume so we know as soon as after Salah you say 33 Subhana Allah etc etc it's added also we have item cusi we have a few other things that are similar

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a lot of the times and May Allah grant me the ability to improve myself to begin with. We do this but we don't think about it properly.

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We get it done with so Mashallah we sitting there with a little counter nowadays people have all sorts You know, you're counting your fingers is the sooner but some people have a different type of counter they might want to count. And that's it what happened.

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And it just goes it becomes a sound What did you do to you use it to panela 33 times not realizing that in actual fact, you need to do not Allah, no matter how much we praise Allah, it will not increase his value because he is ultimately totally independent of anything and everything we do, it will increase our value. That's the amazing relationship with Allah. You want to increase your value praise Allah, not to increase his value to increase yours. You want to increase your value and send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, your value will increase not his those who have mocked about Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, it only reduced them in value, not him.

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caribou, Stan Xie, Allah says to Mohammed Salah salam, we have protected you your reputation and everything surrounding you totally and completely from being affected or impacted by the mockery of those who want to mock. Allah says that whoever did whatever didn't reduce the value.

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If anything is increasing in value, so Allah, it's not connected to you and me, it's my value. When I praise Allah, that will be increased. So do it properly. I'd rather someone do less with concentration, then do a lot

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just for the sake of getting it done. No, the challenge is not necessarily quantity, but it is quality. Listen to the verse, Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, In Surah Al molti, right at the beginning,

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axon Allah wa who will as he is.

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It is Allah who created death and life in order to test all of you who from amongst you has better deeds. He didn't say more deeds.

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Why more more in quantity, you might get more but what was the quality of it? So this is why I started off by speaking about achieving that inner peace

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and the fact that we've lost it because we've distanced ourselves from Allah. We need to improve on the quality of our ibadah you come to the house of Allah be filled with love and I want to remind you

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myself have a teaching and perhaps teach it to you at the same time. When you see the different faces of the people around in the house of Allah, for example, ask yourself

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do I have a bad feeling in here? Or a good feeling?

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Do I love this person for the sake of Allah? Or am I just filled with hate because of the dounia? I tell you nine times out of 10 when you don't like someone, it's to do with dunya not with Dean.

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You see, I had a small problem with him about 100 pounds

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that's what it is. I had a problem with him Why? You know, he was my landlord. He had asked me that support Allah.

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Allah tested you shake man came to distract you so that you can hate each other? Don't you know the Hadith of the one companion who the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said he's from Jelena. And the quality that he had in his heart was that he always removed hatred from his heart for anyone and everyone, work on it. Learn to love people don't hate.

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When you hate you hate to do that is bad, but the individual you have hope you love them for the sake of Allah. You want them. Sometimes Allah creates an issue between people or within the community society in order to distinguish whether they are actually for Allah, or for something besides Allah. And later on when the problem is resolved. It's only those who made the hugest of issues who would look like fools. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us, may he unite us and grant us the love between us. So this is connected to the inner peace that we need to achieve. Like I say, you come into the mystery fill your heart with comes with love with goodness, don't pick on

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distractions, you know the light. I am very fortunate I come from Zimbabwe.

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You might be wondering, what's so fortunate about that Zen is right at the bottom of the alphabet. Well, trust me, you guys. If you're talking about alphabet, you can either call yourselves from Britain, which is near the top or from the United Kingdom, which is close to us. Mashallah. So basically, that doesn't cut much ice. But the reason I say this is because while we're talking in Joomla, we can actually lose electricity, power cut, boom, what happens? When you raise your voice, you cannot get angry. It's like a lot training you to say, I'm going to make sure the power is cut, when you're just delivering the most powerful point to see how you react. So I cannot get angry and

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upset. It's not the What did they call him? The game? Or the guy in the masjid? Who is to blame? No, not at all. So how Allah, it's Allah telling you lights are gone, what else? The livestream is cut, what else? Everything is gone. What are you going to do, you have to smile and say,

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it's the Juma. That's what we did. So we have the streaming where you cannot argue and fight about a fan because if you are fighting about turning on, turn it on, or turn it off. And Allah might decide we're going to do something that says none of your control right here right now, boom.

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So we are fortunate in that way, we are taking it easy the difficulties, the more you get. And the more spoiled you become, the more you want to pick on distractions, something that's totally irrelevant to the house of Allah. And it's such a big point in your heart that you stopped coming to the house of Allah.

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If you stopped coming to the house of Allah because of the light or the fan or the window, in that case, your connection was with that object and not with Allah. That's why a lot of tests you keep on coming, keep on going. You know, one might argue, recently, I was talking to someone who told me

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that it's become very difficult to go forth.

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And I said, What are you going to do about it? So the brother actually said, I'll prefer to take my children on a holiday to a destination and he mentioned the destination I don't want to save okay. I told him brother, Allah blessed you with wealth. And so what Subhanallah So what?

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It's you who's going to keep away from mosquito haram? We all know there have been changes and so on things we can do nothing about at times. But does that mean now stop going? I've heard of people saying Do you boycott this boycott domestically haram? Oh, boycott Mecca and Medina for what? You know, you might want to boycott everything else for every other reason. But I think it's Allah telling you, you're not welcome here. We are putting the politics and everything on one side and we are saying our heart is just connected to the Kaaba and to the masjid al Haram in Madina. munawwara must be the number one, our heart is connected, the most blessing of Blessed is resting there Subhan

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Allah, and we're busy saying Don't go. The reason I raised this is I'm hearing people say this, it's actually what will it result in it will result in your distance from Allah, not anything else.

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This is something that's more important. It's like for example, telling someone just boycott this Masjid, for example, if that is the masjid in the locality, etc, for once, leave it. Don't say that, in fact, what the example I gave you is even worse.

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And I can tell you something very interesting. A few

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years ago,

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someone told me that there's charging X amount for a person who wants to go for more than once in a certain timeframe.

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And I said, Brother, you know what, if you notice the work within the domain of extension has stopped at this was at the time, right? So perhaps they need some money to continue. So your intention should be overlying paying this. It's my contribution towards the construction of mustard Haram, write it and accept it from

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your intention I gave it, it might be in the form of a visa. But guess what the work will start a little bit later, because they needed the money for some reason they need the money.

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He says I never looked at it that way. I said, because we've been trained to look at it negatively. Imagine being given an opportunity to give a collection for much of the Haram in Makkah, Allah. Wow. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us, we will say no.

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Then someone says no, it's the agent to take the money. Okay, let's not get into those stories. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us, May Allah help us not to be distracted, we need peace within our hearts within our systems, we need peace. And I want to end up with a very, very interesting important point, I have about nine minutes to go.

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Brothers and sisters the same way we are looking for inner peace. And it will be achieved by getting closeness to Allah and improving your sincerity. And I spoke a little bit about certain matters, that would actually make us get closer to Allah in terms of intention and sincerity of goodness and kindness. We need the peace also from a different perspective with those around us. And for that we need to improve our character and conduct of the people we live with.

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I challenge you all, starting with myself from this day. Ask yourself, how am I with those whom I live with, and interact with on a daily basis.

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Whether you are a son in law, father in law, or just a son or a father, or a mother, or you know, the whole women's department, no matter who you are, ask yourself? Am I kind of very kind to those who I live with?

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Do I speak to them with the most loving words, because I'm not going to get an opportunity to utter words of love in a halaal way except for those whom I live with. To start with, in most cases, do I use those words?

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When we say I love you, and I love you tremendously, and I miss you, and you want to call them my john or whatever else, there is only a limited number of people that you can use some of these words with in a halaal way. You get what I'm saying? But a lot of the people don't you clock mileage with Allah, when you tell your wife, I love you, you're looking gorgeous, you're so lovely. You just look at her and just make your eyes expression or whatever else is going to earn that recognition. And then you look away.

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You know?

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Who else is going to do that? And where else? Do you have a halaal opportunity to do that? The answer is, you know what, very limited, very, very limited, and we don't use it there will go elsewhere where it's not supposed to be. And then we'll see.

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We'll go whatever else, you know, john, by the way, also means Jim, in the Arabic language, so you better be careful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us ease.

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The point I'm raising is we can do more, to make others happy, who live with us. You know, I always am amazed by the prophets or salaams words, because they are unique. He says, if the heart was surely fickle, meaning, you know, to actually instill happiness, within the heart of a fellow believer is a huge act of worship.

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Amazing, to make someone happy. So say I see the brother, I don't know him, but I acknowledge him and he feels so happy about it. That was a great act of worship. Just made him feel happy. Something happened, you know, you're walking out and there is an elderly man reaching out for his shoes. And you say uncle, I'll get it for you. You get it, somebody comes in you smiling at him, and you put the shoes down. So happy. That was an act of worship huge. That could be your agenda, you know?

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So what about your own family members inside your house? What about within, like I told you certain deeds, there are very limited number of people who can actually do it in a valid way and we don't, we don't think about it.

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So I challenge you, with your children, with your spouse's with whoever else is around you to be the kindest person possible with the best possible words, and you will be in the company of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam on the Day of Judgment. I tell you what

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Why the Sahaba the Allah asked him are messengers of Allah Salah. Tell us about the people who will enter Jannah and their qualities, we want to know the qualities that would have made people enter into Jannah. Tell us, he said the koala he was

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simple as that. He says the two qualities people have gentlemen, you will find within them two qualities. What are the qualities, consciousness of Allah known as taqwa and the greatness of their character and conduct Well, now

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if you will have a person whose tongue is filthy, and they are reading five Salah a day, there is a problem with the Salah. right because when you are close to Allah through your Salah and your acts of worship, it has a direct impact upon your character and conduct direct so the closer you become to Allah through your struggle and striving and fast every other day, I read as much Koran I do as much as they can. I'm in the first song I make my five Salah I make more than five Salah because I get 100 as well. It should show clearly

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in your character. Clearly. You're a software person you're loving when someone goes wrong or does something wrong, you want to correct it in the most beloved way think how would the Prophet sallallahu Sallam do this? If a man as great as remarkable haha

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used to think that he may just be a hypocrite. How can we just sit calm and think that you know what i'm done? I make my salad the first serve that guy, he doesn't even make salad.

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I know it is something that you need to be happy about. That Allah has given you the acceptance to read Salah. But the minute you think that now it makes everybody else bad. And you're someone who doesn't need to worry anymore. You've gone wrong.

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You've gone wrong. This is where your peace goes away. And then you start hating hating people who don't have a beard as long as yours hating people perhaps who don't who don't find themselves within the masjid so often as you and what does the hate do?

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takes away your peace. You're gone. When you don't speak well to the people in your home. What does he do takes away your peace.

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If you have no peace, sometimes it's because of your attitude. If you have no peace and you're struggling, it's because of your attitude. Either your attitude towards Allah spoke about or your attitude towards the rest? Why does it not connect them? Simple. He connects the two because

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Allah made you and told you to worship Him. Exactly as he made you he made billions and trillions of other people.

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So when you see the non Muslims, for example, walking on the street, do you ever think of the fact that that Allah Who made you made them?

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Do you ever think of it? The fact that they are related to you a few generations up? A lot of people don't believe we're lucky we are we related?

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You know, sometimes as you develop as we grow, and the new generations come along, they don't know, relatives. I'm one of those guilty, a person will come and say, you know, I'm related to you. And then they explained to me how your uncles, cousins, mother's sister in law's wives? Well, it's just, you know, can't have a wife. But anyway, however, and you're connected somehow, and you say, Oh, yeah, okay, you know, and you're still you're thinking to yourself, if my father was here, he would have known exactly who this is. Right? It happens because we become less bothered about relatives.

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That also is a disease. Why is it a disease? Because Allah tells you to fulfill the rights of your relatives, and you don't even know who they are. So how are you going to fulfill their rights? Well, I forgive me. I told you, I'm one of those who really Sometimes a person comes to me and says, You know what, I'm related to you, by the way,

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right? And we're all connected, you know, because I start thinking, you know, now these guys are coming with their stories, but you're wrong. Sometimes you're you're related. And you know what you're related in a unique way sometimes to a neighbor who might be from a different race all together, but maybe 1520 3050 100 generations back there was some form of link they asked to have been and if not, then you definitely do go to Mohali Salah.

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But no, we look at them with the eye of hate sometimes. These guys what do they do know, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he made a clear distinction

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between a deed that you dislike and another human being. That's why he continued to make up for Harley Davidson when he broke the law, even after the Battle of author

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and he said in his heart that I am connected

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The prophets of Salaam told Ali didn't worry about the Allahu anhu who was the brother of Paladin who accepted Islam before Khalid in the valley of the Allahu anhu. Jimmy and and you know that Holly didn't worry. He inflicted a lot of damage and harm against the Muslims. And you know what happened?

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The prophet SAW Selim says, mommy Miss lohani demiurge Hello Miss lamb? Yeah, TV labu a man like Khalid unconvinced he will not be ignorant of the correctness of this religion of Islam. If you are so intelligent and you study religions, you will come to the conclusion that Islam has the merit and a few a few days later, according to some narrations, here comes probably the middle of the line. So look at how he kept making dua. Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for every one of us, we need to pray for one another. We need to love one another. In a nutshell. In conclusion, we spoke about getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala improving our quality of worship and understanding that

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everything comes from Allah and secondly, improving our relationship with the rest of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala just like you think you're important, trust me, everyone else is also a VIP. Everyone else is important. The smallest person in the dunya terms could be the biggest VIP in the eyes of Allah. So be careful how you treat people and how you look at them how you talk to them, because that is what will determine whether or not you have that inner peace. A poodle probably had a sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah