The After Life – Are you Prepared?

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi momento de San elijo Medina.

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All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala creator Manisha cherishes, sustain and provide a protector cure, the one in whose hands lies absolute control of every aspect of existence, blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the one who was chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala, to deliver the message to us as the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We also asked Allah subhanahu wa Jalla to bless his entire household and all his companions, and to bless every single one of us and grant us goodness, my brothers and sisters, why did Allah make you? And why did he make me it's important for us to know this because without knowing it, we will never be

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able to prepare for the afterlife. We won't even understand that there is an afterlife. And this is Allah subhanahu wa daluz plan. When He created us, he has indeed given us instruction. He has told us exactly why he made us this is a lot he would never have created us without telling us why we were made. So we've all heard the verses of the Koran and we've all understood that we were created in order to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we've all known that the worshipping of Allah subhanho wa Taala is connected to obeying the instructions of Allah subhanho wa Taala more than anything else. And this would mean if I were to live my life, if I were to live my life in a way

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that conformed to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or in a way that conformed with the revelation or what Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted, then indeed I am successful. And if I were to ignore revelation, then I'm a failure. And this is why Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, Allah Boo.

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Boo.

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I have not created mankind or gene kind except that they may worship me or that they worship me. So we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us that he has created for us, Heaven, gentlemen, that is awaiting something beyond this life. And evidence of it is the fact that from amongst us, there were people who are more powerful than us who have already gone. They were people who had more wealth than us who have already left us. They were people who were far more higher than us in terms of authority, yet they have gone, where did they go? It's a very important question. Why am I becoming old by the day? Why is Allah subhanho wa Taala making me

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become old such that there comes a time when perhaps if Allah has given us the chance to live that long when I'm 70, perhaps 7580, maybe a little bit beyond that, if Allah has allowed us to get to that you find the health is no longer as it was when we were in our teens and just beyond. So there has to be a reason. And the loser is he or she who thinks that it's okay, we don't need to think about it. You're losing.

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Today we, for example, say the average age of those seated here might be 2530. Perhaps perhaps, I'm just guessing, thumb sexy, all the older people smiling. Mashallah, yes 25 to 30 perhaps, to be honest, why are we not as fit as we were when we were 18 for example, it's Allah who tells us that we will continue to show you that you are actually created for a greater purpose and that is to prepare for the day you you are going to meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So anyone who is conscious of the fact that he's going to meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely be successful because that will lead you to preparing for that day. If I know that tapanuli meeting the

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President or the leader or the Amiga, or the shake, or anyone else, I'm going to meet for example, a potential spouse Mashallah I will make sure that I am prepared for the occasion, I will make sure that the day I go I present myself as I would like to be looked at and as I would like to be understood, the same applies with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But much more importantly, I want to meet with Allah who wants to meet with Allah. We all do, we all should be and Allah subhana wa Jalla says he do wants to meet with those who want to meet him.

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Subhana Allah

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Have balita Allah, Allah Holika whoever loves or is looking forward to with a good heart, the meeting with Allah Subhana which Allah, Allah loves to meet that person as well. And this is why a way to meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala is clear in the Quran. And it would be wrong for us if we didn't make mention of this verse in Surah, two gaff towards the end where Allah subhana wa Taala says,

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Be

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what you believe, to be had whoever would like to meet with Allah whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala they need to do certain things. What are these things? Two things are made mention of at the end of this verse, or in this beautiful verse. Allah subhanho wa Taala says felina mallamma lasallian such a person who wants to meet with Allah looking forward to meeting with Allah subhana wa Jalla should do good deeds, what are good deeds, good deeds are the deeds that are taught to us by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we always come to the point that acts of worship are supposed to have been taught to us by the one who was sent by Allah

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subhanho wa Taala with the very same mission on his shoulder. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent to us in order to teach us how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. So any act of worship that we would like to do, let's make sure that that act of worship was taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if it wasn't, and if we think we know better, and we think we would like to do an act of worship, but just because a few people who have beards are doing it. While law he we stand the chance to lose. We need to prepare for the life after look at the topic we have this evening. It says the afterlife Are you prepared? The reality is a lot of us are not prepared. But preparation is

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taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala How do I prepare for the afterlife by making sure that the acts of worship I am engaging in are the ones that are correct, upright and taught by the messenger? Why is he called a messenger because he brought the message what was the message the message was how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and obviously part of it would include what is prepared for those who worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and inshallah we will speak about some of that this evening as well. But if we think that we know better, and if we think that we can do our own things, and things that were not taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that sound good to our

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ears, we should remember that we are not preparing for the life after death, we are actually preparing for a loss, we are actually preparing for failure. We are actually preparing in the wrong direction altogether because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one who came to teach us if we are to go against those teachings we stand to lose. Similarly, if we take a look at the last part of that verse, where Allah says, Allah you should be bad to be a hadden, Allah subhana wa Jalla is warning us about polytheism. To worship, besides Allah or with Allah, some other deities to have a belief in your heart that someone has one of the qualities or Names of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Someone is equivalent to Allah subhanho wa Taala in some way or another, the minute we believe that we're losing, why? Because Allah says, Well, usually, a person who is looking forward to meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala will not engage in any form of polytheism. And today we have a sickness sometimes when you talk about cheating, when you talk about association of partnership with Allah, and the forms that it takes, people start saying, Oh, this person is a stray, they're not letting us do what we want. But what law he all our speech should rotate around. All our speech should rotate around the acts of worship we are engaging in are they correct? And who exactly are we worshiping?

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If I'm worshiping anyone besides my maker, I'm at a loss, I haven't prepared for the day I'm going to die. Because when I die, the person whom I was worshipping, we will find that person in a similar pit. Sometimes, if that person was not a good person, and even if they were good, we would find them also in need of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala take a look at the narration where the messengers are made mention of on the day of the AMA when everyone will want help and they will be seeking some form of intercession and they will go to the various messengers asking for help some form of help and each one of them will say, you know what, I'm concerned about myself. I'm worried

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about myself, couldn't NFC NFC each one will be saying myself, I have my own beads to worry about because Allah subhanho wa Taala has

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That way until we get to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he has been blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala on that day to intercede on behalf of those who worshipped Allah alone and who tried their best, but they may have a few deeds that were that they will not proud of all that would perhaps on the Day of Judgment be such that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would be able to speak to Allah subhanho wa Taala in that connection, and in that regard, and from this, we understand two or three very important points. One is right now and right here, who am I? I am a worshipper of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I am not a worshipper of any messenger, nor am I a worshiper

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of any creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm not a worshipper of any grave, nor am I a worshipper of a stick or a stone. I understand that I owe my allegiance to Allah. And I understand that I owe my allegiance to my maker, the one who made me and I understand that I'm going to return to Him. And I also know that he sent a messenger to teach us what is right and wrong, not so that we can worship the messenger. That's how the Christians faulted What did they do? A messenger came to them in order to take them out of the darkness and bring them to the light and that messenger was Jesus May peace be upon him. He Salah is Salatu was Salam. And as time passed, they began to worship the messenger

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until they called him the God until whenever they were hurt or injured up to this day, whenever they want something meaningful they first turn to the messenger Jesus made peace be upon him. So the whole table has turned in, everything has gone upside down. They were taught to worship Allah and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran quite clearly towards the end of surah to man either way, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what you've gone a long way in Santa Maria

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de la, Paula Suba hanoch Maya Cooney and kolomela is an Eevee we have caught, he says, Allah subhanho wa Taala will say to Jesus May peace be upon him on that day on the day of judgment that Oh, Isa, did you tell these people to worship you and your mother besides Allah, and he will respond to say no ways Glory be to You All praise is due to you, Allah subhanho wa Taala How could I have told them something that I have no right to tell them? I told them to worship you alone Subhana Allah without associating partners. So this is Isa Elisa Lam, Jesus May peace be upon him on the Day of Judgment disassociating himself from those who worshipped him. And he says, as as the Quran says,

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that he will say on that particular day, I did not tell them to worship Me, nor did I tell them to worship my mother. I told them to worship you alone Allah subhanho wa Taala. The same applies to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says it quite clearly in the Hadith towards the end of his life, la luna Kamata, Latina Sapna Maria malaking kulu Abdullah he was Sulu, do not go beyond the limits with me, just like the Christians have gone beyond the limits with Jesus May peace be upon him. Don't do that to me. This was his warning. It was his concern. So what did he say? He said, Remember to say Abdullah he rasuluh the I Am the worshipper of Allah and His messenger and this is

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why in Salah when we fulfill our Salah, what do we say in that? In the last part of the prayer,

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we say Subhan Allah

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Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Allah Allah Allah Mohammed in Kumasi Elijah Allah Ibrahim Allah Ali Ibrahim A naka hamidah Majeed, we are asking Allah to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the same way that he blessed the Prophet Abraham May peace be upon him. And we clearly say that he is a messenger Abdu, who are Sulu that he is the messenger. He is Abdullah, he wore a suit when we call out the event, what is uttered? A shadow. Muhammad Allah.

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Have you heard that? I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah? We didn't say he's a part of Allah. He's the one who we are supposed to be calling out to, you know, against Allah or besides Allah or together with Allah. No. So this is why the issue of intercession that I made mention of a few minutes ago is important it is Huck, it is the truth. Yes, he will definitely have the ability to intercede on behalf of those who have committed sin from amongst the oma on behalf of those who are from his oma so to qualify for the intercession number one, you need to be from the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number two, Allah needs to approve it subhanho wa Taala

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without the approval of Allah, no one will be able to be

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interceding or no one will be able to be interceded on behalf of and so on. Allah subhanho wa Taala his approval is important. We read ayatul kursi Don't worry, I'm sure the bulk of us a lot of us would know it of by heart in ayatul kursi Allah says it quite clearly

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zoo in the evening, but we don't know the meaning of that. So we are stuck. We read it Mashallah for protection. It's important price in the morning in the evening. We are taught to do that. So we want protection from shavon. But we don't understand because we haven't looked at the meaning of it. Sometimes our acts of worship are contaminated. So that verse Allah is telling us quite clearly that nobody can intercede on behalf of anyone else except with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why in another narration Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes it quite clear where he says that yes, I will see you at the pond meaning in the app here I will see you at a

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specific place and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam speaks of the day of judgment and he says I will recognize the members of my oma

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what will be the sign How will I recognize them you know, today you look at people and Mashallah you can guess their nationality? And you can actually say oh my brother, do you come from the Philippines and he will say Yes, I do. How do you know Okay, it's written all over your face? Mashallah. You know, you Mashallah, do you come for example from Nigeria? Yes. Alhamdulillah How do you know Okay, it doesn't need a rocket scientist to know. But some you won't know Subhanallah I could have given a million dollars to people to guess my nationality. People wouldn't have guessed Well, now you know, Mashallah. So the truth is, there is a sign through which Muhammad sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam will recognize the members of his oma, do you want to know what it is? I'd love him to recognize me and inshallah We hope you will. And we hope he will recognize you. The Hadith speaks of the washing of the places of Lulu when you make will do when you make your ablution so many times a day and the washing of those places of Lulu Subhana Allah will create a shine a shine on those beautiful places Mashallah You know, I've watched the places of Hulu. So the professor solemn recognizes the people, you know, and as they are coming, they may be other means of recognizing that Allah will have blessed him with but he will say Oh Allah, this is a this is a man of my oma, this

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is a person of my own mind, male or female. This is a person of my own man. And he will ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to forgive them and Allah will forgive them Subhana Allah and they will be granted Jenna just like that. That is, that is if Allah allows them if Allah permits it, each one individually, then they will come a person whom the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says how many women marry this person is for me, my own man. And he will be told not this one. You don't know what this person has done after you left Subhana Allah, He continued or she continued to turn their his back or her back against what you taught. They did something totally different. You taught one thing,

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this person did something else. And that will be an embarrassment and this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has warned us of this to say, continue to strive. You want the intercession of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you need to try, you need to try hard, you need to learn you need to use your time, your effort, your energy, whatever Allah has blessed you with, to prepare for that day in conformity to what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has come with. For example, I have a lot of wealth, a lot of wealth Alhamdulillah if I have a lot of wealth, how can I convert this temporary item I've been blessed with, into a permanent item of the life after I need I want to convert it. Look, I've

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got something temporary known as life, this life, it's very temporary, it only lasts 70 years on average 60 to 70 years. One law, he if this life was the only thing I had to enjoy, it would have been far longer by the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's only 6070 years if really this life was the only thing I had. And it really Allah wanted us to enjoy. Absolutely, you know, in this life, do as you wish you only live once I'm sure you've heard that so many times YOLO you know, the youngsters say that a lot. You only live once Do as you wish as you want. Allah would have given us a minimum of 1000 years, trust me. The reason is, it would have been something Allah says, Look,

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I've just made you for fun, just so that you can enjoy go and have fun, you won't really get sick because you can enjoy. And you know what? He who has the biggest, greatest fun, he who can dance the best he can attract the opposite sex the most. And he who can, you know, really have the most in terms of wealth, whether he's got it by borrowing or stealing or whatever else is will be the happiest from amongst you. That's what would have been said. If this life was the only purpose then that's what would have happened. But what proves to us that that is actually untrue is

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We all know that life is temporary 6070 years later, even Bill Gates will not be here. So panela anyone else forget about Bill Gates? That's fine. What about us? You know today I received the message and inshallah I'd like to share it with you and i i want to actually word it and share it with everyone.

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And that is today we are living in an age of technology. Do you agree? A lot of you have your mobile phones right here. Agree. A lot of us are more worried, really more worried

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about the life of the battery of our phone than we are about our own lives. It's affect I made sure that I charged my phone, the minute it comes down it has to get a charge again, the minute it comes a little bit down it gets a charge again, then you can buy a spare batteries or you can buy technology or the external battery. We're all worried because we are foolish to have a phone without battery power. You know it's got a battery in it and it needs power. Go to any airport they have prayer rooms, sorry not prayer rooms, I'm talking of battery bank charges. It's a prayer room for the phone. We need to charge ourselves five times a day as well charge your spirituality remember

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your battery starts dwindling and you start thinking things you're not supposed to think because you didn't read your Salah you link with Allah you did not do is to listen to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam we don't want to call it a battery because that's incorrect. But you understand the example I'm giving you he used to as the Hadith says ganas de la mia tomorrow he used to ask last forgiveness 100 times a day more than 70 times a day according to the narrations What is that? That is charging oneself I'm asking you to do that to prepare for the life after then you can ask yourself am I prepared? You say inshallah I hope in the mercy of Allah I tried my best May Allah forgive me for my

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shortcomings. Here I am. I'm going let's preparation for the life after Subhana Allah so we are more interested in our phones and then the life of the laptop and the iPod and so on. Because we have made a plan so that we are not caught unawares, its effect.

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Why don't we make a plan when it comes to our Salah when it comes to goodness you stay away from sin for the sake of Allah forcefully for a period of time, there will come a time when it will be so easy for you to achieve that. You know when a person has been engaged in bad things in their life and so on, they will come a day when you are tapped by Allah subhanho wa Taala somehow some need and you understand that hey, I need to turn to Allah. Hey, it's about time I did you know I'm going to die. I cannot continue in this evil way and then your heart is cleansed. Initially it will be difficult to quit pornography, it will be difficult to quit perhaps adultery, it will be difficult

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to quit the gambling in the casinos it might be difficult to quit something or to start fulfilling your Salah or to start dressing appropriately or to make an effort to attend lessons because it's through the lessons that are you know specialized that we will be able to increase our knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala it will be difficult at the beginning but if you compel yourself if you force yourself initially ask Allah help continue to ask is helpful Allah helped me to abstain from haram or Allah strengthen me when it comes to fulfilling my duties towards you or Allah create a barrier between myself and her arm in a way that it's not done yet Allah and will that strengthen

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yourself you find the first time second time Mashallah you will be happy with yourself but shaman might come and tap you because you are still fresh, still fresh, you know, the concrete is still wet. So shaytan is trying he taps you again. What is he trying to make you do? He's trying to make you forget the bigger picture. And what is the bigger picture the life after? That's the bigger picture. It is the eternal life. Those who have died have died for longer than they were alive. Think of that.

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A man who lived 70 years and died 700 years ago, has already died longer than he was ever alive. So he is in dire need of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is eternal No, no the next life when we go from this one to the next one that is completely eternal. And that is what we have to prepare for. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us prepare for that life. And part of the preparation is to understand that the temporary nature of every single thing we have in this life, everything What do you have today, I was reading of a couple who were the happiest ever they had three children Mashallah so delighted, so happy. And they never ever dreamed that anything would go wrong in their

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lives. So panela you know, we call it going wrong, but it's not going wrong. It's only reality. That's what it is. It's reality. Allah has not kept this life for everything to move smooth. Really, if if we had to enjoy everything would have been smooth. But Allah keeps on reminding you you've got a problem financially. Why? Because Allah says turned to me. Remember, this is temporary. Come to me.

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Subhan Allah. So what happened with the family suddenly one day the husband passed away, so

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Heart attack and God.

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And the wife says My life changed drastically immediately in a way that I could not believe. I could not believe Subhanallah I didn't know. And this is really a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But you cannot blame Allah for taking your husband where he can go, guess what? Subhana Allah, this life was always temporary. It's just that you didn't understand. That's what it is. And we are all on our own. You know, when Allah subhanahu wa taala describes the afterlife. There are verses in the Quran that we can recite one after the other. That explained quite clearly that on the day of piano, everyone will be worrying, they will be concerned they will be really they will be such that

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Subhanallah they will forget their loved ones. Yeah, well, my official motto mean, he was

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me.

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me, Allah speaks of how everyone will be running away from those whom they were so close to in the world running away. I don't need to know about my brother. I don't need to know about my friend. I don't need to know about my parents, my children, my spouse. No, I don't want to know about anyone. Everyone will have his or her own worry and concern Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanahu wa Jalla, grant us ease. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us on that day, may he be with us. So even in this life, remember, we pay for it with whatever Allah has blessed you with. Like we said, you have your wealth, it's not forever, you have your health, it's not forever, you have free time,

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it's not forever, you will be occupied. You have for example, your you know, your young days, when you are within your youth, it's not going to remain forever it ends it comes to an end, I achieve a lot of lesson by looking at older people who can barely walk

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and asking them about their life. And a lot of them have done more than I have. And yet today they are all they can't walk Subhanallah and I start thinking I was young one day, I used to look in the mirror and say Subhanallah You know what, you're still 25 I'm no longer 25 I'm old Subhanallah and everyone is growing much older. So it's not doom and gloom, you know, sometimes, modernization, if I if I can call it that. There might be another better word perhaps I've chosen not to use it

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has progressed in such a way that sometimes shavon uses it to make us forget the bigger picture and to look at the bigger picture as a point of depression that must never be spoken about. Well, I so when someone says you're going to die, I say Look at this guy, he's dooming me. And then you back in the clubs with your skirts and with everything else and your drink and whatever else But brother you die in that club. That's what it is. People have died wherever. Do you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is decree Yes, that is what will take you when your time is up. You can have been anywhere anywhere. Your time is up it doesn't delay in Allah ma Eva Allah.

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When the fixed prescribed time of Allah appointed time comes, it will not be delayed. no delay

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either.

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As soon as it is taco de moon, when their time comes, they will not be delayed by an hour by a moment and they will not be brought forward by a moment it is the time that is the specific specified time. It's up to us to understand when Allah says yeah, are you Latina, Manuel de la have

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to

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Muslim?

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Oh, you who believe be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the way that he deserves, meaning the level of Allah subhanho wa Taala try your best to be conscious of Allah on the highest possible level. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us, you know, the Quran says, law must be conscious of Allah as best as you can. And then the ayah says, and do not die accepting the condition of Islam of submission. One might say, Well, how do I know? On what condition I'm going to die? I don't know. Technically, that answer might be right. But if you take a look at the deeper meaning of the verse, it is encouraging you and I

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to lead our entire lives submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way in a way that if we were to die at any given time, we would die in a good condition

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if your life is full of goodness,

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No morning Mashallah you leave the home you read the law, you travel to your workplace, in your workplace you are kind to everyone Mashallah you are conscious of the fact that every moment I get every opportunity I get, let me convert it into the currency of the, the currency of the good deeds or deeds. So let me you know, I see my colleagues I speak to them properly I respect people I do the work that I am, you know supposed to do for people, I don't just make life difficult for them and so on. And then I read my Salah on time I try my best to read the Quran, I understand, I purify myself, I increase my knowledge I try to practice upon whatever I've learned, when the time of Salah comes,

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I fight my laziness, I get up, and you know, I might go back home for lunch, or if I'm at work for lunch, I only eat let me just Hello, I say the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I continue later in the day I returned home, I made sure that I stopped by the machine. I've read my Salah gone back home, I've had time for my children, I've put away sin that might be in the form of my telephone and so on. Perhaps just sitting and watching movies. I know that this is a waste of time. I haven't done that. So if I live my life in this way, that I'm conscious of Allah, I tried my best. I always did good things that were pleasing Allah, the day I die. Can I die in a nightclub? That's a question.

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Can I die with a bottle in my hand when I've never touched a bottle? Can I die? May Allah forgive us and protect us all committing a sin? Say for example, watching pornography and suddenly a heart attack? Indeed, is that how I want to go? Well, this ayah which says let's move on to Muslim who do not die except in the condition of submission means don't even sin stay far from sin. So that whenever you die, you will be in the condition of submission. There we are. So this is something very important preparing for the afterlife in this particular way. because let me tell you the day we die, the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari Allah, there are so many integrations with make mention of what

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will happen when we die. And if you understand that description, voila, he you will come to realize that to prepare for that day is far more important than the next meal I'm going to have, it's far more important than the water and drink that I have to prepare for the day, when the soul and the body are separated.

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When the soul and the body are separated in a way that one's life is taken. You see, when we are asleep, there is a certain disconnection between the soul and the body. That is when a person is sleep and is reconnected when they wake up. But when it's completely taken away, in terms of death, when Allah has kept him, you know, the angels are seen and will be seen by every one of us, the angels of death will come to take that soul out, they will come in the form

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that is either beautiful for the eye or really fearful, such that we are scared to look at them.

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You choose how you want it. Really, you ask Allah to guide you. And this is why whoever asks Allah guidance, sincerely, Allah will guide them. You know, we say in a Serato, Mr. King guide me to the straight path. Yes, Allah has predestined or it has been predestined, that we will die in this condition and that condition, but Allah has given us the ability to work in this world, we don't know what is in store for us. That is the beauty of it. Had I known and you had known. And this is sometimes people ask you a question of predestiny. And they say, look, you know, what, if it's already known that I'm going to help, what's the point of all this? The simple answer to it is you

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don't know Allah knows. So you will? That's a simple, straightforward answer to say, do you know where you're going? No, I don't, Allah knows. Well, if you don't know where towards what you believe, you would like that's it. And Allah will do the rest. But foolish is a man who says, You know,

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I my sustenance is written by Allah, how much I'm going to earn today, written by Allah, not written by me. So let me sit at home and see it will come?

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Well, in that case, it was written that you were foolish, and you did not go. So as a result of that foolishness and your lack of understanding, you now must suffer the consequences of losing your job and so on. How can you not go to work, get up and go to work you need to earn at the end of the month, you have bills to pay, but remember, you might not see the end of the month, why you might die, then you have a very big boon to pay. Your account will be taken, how much do I have to pay? There is weight of deeds. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the scales of justice on that day.

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Well, nobody will know asinelli, Hispania Akiyama Farah,

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shall

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we Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the scales of justice shall be placed, you know your good deeds, your bad deeds, they are placed on the scale and whichever one tips the other so you will be fortunate look at the Quran sukhadia we Allah speaks of those who have done deeds that are bad and what will happen to them

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for whom

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Fatma was enough for

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me.

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Normally after that we would hear a lot.

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Do you agree? Because we don't know it's meaningful for us not only it means that our car is over now, it's a reality. You know, you're standing here and you hear

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me and the guy start going down, but you don't understand it. Speaking of the fire, Allah says, Those whose good deeds are heavy, they have good news. So panela they will be given some great place, a place where they will be happy Mashallah, they will have a life that they will be happy with, and those whose skills are of good deeds a light or they will be going to what is known as how we are, what is that it is now on hammy it is actually

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punishment, the fire that Allah is describing in the surah it is scary, but for us, we don't even know the meaning sometimes and this is why we say if you want to live a life such that you have prepared for the afterlife.

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You need to have read the Quran. You need to know what the Quran is all about. You need to read what Allah says there is a life after death and definitely there is and who is going to be a winner, the person who try We are all human beings, we all falter. But the best of those who falter are those who repent constantly. So learn to ask us forgiveness. That is one of the best ways of seeking the paradise that Allah has prepared seeking forgiveness. ask Allah forgiveness every day, and perhaps you will be closer to Jenna May Allah granted to us without reckoning. So, the angels that will come to take the soul away will come in certain forms depending on what type of person you were. And the

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way the soul is removed will also depend on the type of person we are the type of people we are. So if the person is bad, May Allah not make any one of us from amongst those, the soul is taken out as though it is a rope that has a lot of thorns on it and it is through the throat and it is coming out struggling and the person has a lot of pain and the person is struggling and suffering and that is how it's gone. One might say why would that happen? Well, that's Allah I don't have a choice in this regard. It's not from me not from you. It's Alice's decision and you know, on that day and even today, we are at the mercy of Allah.

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That's it. If Allah wants to take us all away right here right now he can do it. It doesn't make him bad. It just means we've gone to the real life. Soon, Masha Allah, may Allah make us go to the real life when he knows it's correct for us to go. That route is not so easy to make because some people say no, but I want to live a little bit longer. What if it's best for you to go at 35 4045 and handler if you missed out another 20 years big deal, Allahu Akbar. At least you got your eternity. So this is why the prophets of Salaam used to make a do Allahu Allahu Allah Yamuna. Aha. O'Hara Marina Kawashima Ola, let the best of our days be the last days that the best of our deeds be the

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last deeds we've engaged in so that when we die upon good deeds, we will actually be resurrected upon the good deeds. You die in the condition of Salah by the will of Allah you will be resurrected in that condition. You die in a harem you will be resurrected in Sharla Bismillah by the will of Allah.

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But you never ever read your Salah what are the chances of you dying in Salah? You never you never attempted to go for Hajj. What are the chances of you dying?

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And we're not saying you need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala all I'm doing for Hajj just take me away there. You know, you say Oh Allah when you know it's correct for me to go Let me go. And then people say Allah Don't take me away. I've got kids so then Mashallah, what do you want? I want my kids to grow old. Okay. My kids have grown old Allah Don't take me away. I want them to get married. Okay, so now you You are now 16 your kids are married? Well, I don't take me away. I want to see my grandchildren. See your grandchildren, okay? When you say Hola, I've seen my grandchildren, but you don't take me away. I want to get them married. And then you see them getting married. You're like,

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I've seen them getting married. But don't take me away, please, that can be a great grandfather. And it carries on and on and on. And a person is never happy. So this is why you know when Allah takes you, he doesn't ask you should I take you he takes you that's it gone. And when he takes you you need to know it was the right time for you to go May Allah make it such that we have good deeds at that particular time. If you have lost out on the upbringing of your grandchildren if you have not seen your grandchildren, but you will get Jenna Don't worry by the will of Allah you will see them there if they have good deeds. inshallah. Don't worry, it's more important for me to get paradise

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than for me to be with my grandchildren here. If Allah says okay, I give you again, I tell your grandchildren, you will see them and you see your great grandchildren. But what is more important for you to be in paradise so to be with them, your choice.

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Allah leaves us with no choice he takes us as he wishes. So don't be fooled. Prepare for the meeting with Allah.

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We said, we need to make sure whatever we have you see this evening we are seated here. I'm sure there are so many people who are listening to us online as well. And they will be others who will listen to this later again. May Allah bless us all Really? May Allah grant us all Jenna, we all want it. Jenna is not something that I can say Okay, guys, you know what I'm going there, I'm going to make sure you're not there. That's not how it works. Because in this dunya we have, you know, we have a power struggle in the world. When it comes to paradise you make and do our for others to earn paradise the angels make that do out for you. You ask Allah to grant the others paradise, Allah

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subhanho wa Taala may grant that to you as a result of your prayer for others. May Allah make us people who are generous, you know, this world, sometimes people have small problems. And because of the problem, you say, you know, this, this person has really troubled me. I just wish they're not in general. What guarantee do you have? You're going to be in general? What if they are making it too hard to say, oh, Allah, this person has hassled me a lot. Let us get to Jenna, because I know that in general, they won't hassle. Wow, what a nice way of looking at it. Same applies to spouses. You know, there is a huge debate. It's a storm in a teacup. What's the storm in the teacup? People say,

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Well, I have the same spouse I have here in heaven. And they spoil their face. You know, when they asked you? Well, I have my spouse in heaven, you know that it means something good. And when they say, Well, I haven't the same man that I had here for 30 years. Well, I have him there as well. You know, there was something wrong. It's the expression on the face that gives it away. And you got to look at them. And you got to say

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yes, you know, and then they look at you and say what, what Can't I have someone else? What What if I told you that he'll be the top shot? best person available? They're completely what you're going to say? I can't believe that man.

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So I always say because people debate Okay, so men will have this what will women have? And women will have that. So what will men have? Hang on? We're losing focus. Understand, the main aim is to get there. After that. Allah says v hammer Tasha, he was what Allah.

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Holly Oh, speaking of Jannah, Allah says in it. Whatever a soul desires, that soul shall have what you desire you will have, so I cannot desire now and decide when I go to Jenna, I'm not going to want this man. And I'm not going to want this woman. I'm going to want the other lady who's down the road there. You cannot decide here and now because you first need to get to gentlemen, you need to have the mind that will be given to you complete, that will be in Jannah of gender of the people of the era. We cannot describe beyond what Allah has told us. But what we do know is when that happens, and then you choose something, here's the verse of the Quran, you can hold it because Allah subhanho

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wa Taala has made it clear that you can you can hold Allah to his promise. Subhana Allah if Allah has promised you something, you can hold him to that promise. You can say Allah, I worked and I worked so hard. He was your promise in the Quran. Yeah, Allah give, you won't even need to say that because Allah subhanho wa Taala is not such that he will go against what he's promised you in Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah will not go against that appointed, whatever He has promised or appointed in any way, no way is not at all. So people start asking, you know, what will I have? Remember, in the process of the discussion of what you are going to actually have a lot of the times we lose focus of actually getting there. That's the thing. So what's the point of a person who's not dressed appropriately they're not reading Salah they don't train they say you know what if I'm if that's what I'm if that's what I'm going to get in general, then I don't even want to waste my time preparing for you. That is the devil he's got hold of you. Because when you get there, you will never be let down.

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Subhana Allah, I was reading just before I came. In fact, I was on the metro a few moments ago and I was reading a book that I had with me. And there's a hadith Subhan Allah amazing, it's good to refresh your mind all the time. And speaking of the last person who will enter Jenna, the last person,

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and amazingly amazingly,

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it says the person will be given

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not just equivalent to the entire dunya and what it had. But that 10 times 10 times imagine today, take a look at what the dunya has. And to be honest with you. This is only a description to bring it close to the mind because nothing that we've got in this world qualifies to come to the akhirah not the beautiful perfumes not the technology completely know what's happening paradise. Remember this? Not at all. Anything you fought off any phones and iPhones and whatever noise so if someone says, I'm not going to have my games in heaven, oh, what's what am I gonna do? They'll be bored. You haven't thought you haven't even thought for a minute. You know we are being occupied with so many

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things yet. It's not going to come imagine everything of value in this world. If

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It was yours and yours alone and you were the boss and the king of whatever was there every single thing. Whether it no matter what it is, imagine it was yours. And the Hadith says multiply that by 10

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and convert it to that which is in heaven. So it's not the cheap stuff of the of this world. You put a battery in your phone the battery goes, you use the phone for a while it stops functioning. Something happens you know, you start wilting generally is not like that you don't want you are at a beautiful age. It's reported that the age of 33 a certain height beauty, beauty, you look how you want to look some handler How do you want to look? Mashallah, you look like that. Now, what do you want? That's the afterlife. What's the point of talking about all this when we haven't even prepared for you? May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us Really? And this is why it's important for us to

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know that reading about heaven and hell should mainly make us focus upon achieving heaven and staying away from hell. Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala describe the people of Hellfire and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is the life after

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On that day the people of Hellfire will call out to the people of heaven, asking them to pour on them some water or liquid, anything that Allah has bestowed you with pour it on us, we are struggling, we are suffering, we are being burned, we are struggling in such a way that this heat is immense and intense pour on us something that Allah has given you, and the people of general will say, that's one thing we're not allowed to do. Allah has prohibited that against those who disbelieve they belied, you knew what was right. You turned away. And Allah says on this day, and then sir, whom we will forget them in the same way that they forgot us. Where did they forget us?

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When they were in the world, we sent them messages. We sent them messages, we send them reminders. We we made sure that we created them in a way that they knew that they are going to leave the world but they didn't prepare for the day they left Subhana Allah today, let's be honest, a lot of us here are expatriates. Why are we in Dubai? Have you ever asked yourself the question? People might say well, you know, I've been here because we need to do business and I need to earn I've got a job beautiful place Mashallah, what nice to earn and so many things that are good that are happening, but why are we here because we want a certain quality of life. Subhana Allah, if we were able to

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achieve a better quality of life elsewhere, perhaps we wouldn't be here but Mashallah, it's so good that if that is your concern, for as long as it's within the limits of what Allah has prescribed Alhamdulillah you're doing a good thing. But don't forget, don't forget at all that Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept something permanent and that is Jenna. Do not lose focus upon Jana, even for a specific even for a split moment. Because if that's the case, what law he we stand to lose, no matter what we've achieved here. Temporary, that's the word. But when you come here, Mashallah, you'll hear that you might not hear it elsewhere. So it's up to you now, you can't just say I came

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here to earn money. So by the way, I'll read taraweeh every evening. It's not Ramadan. You can't return away every evening, you know, what's the meaning of taraweeh outside Ramadan? people miss the federal bourassa mccrimmon Asia come after Asia. They say Allahu Akbar Allah, this is my future. And a little while later, Santa Monica feeling so good. This is my law. There's no taraweeh outside Ramadan. My brother, my sister, there is a time for solitude. There is a time for more. There is a time for us. Remember when you fulfill it on time, it's one of the first things that you will be asked about as you die Subhana Allah, one of the first things you're going to be questioned about is

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Salah as you are taken away, that's what Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept install. And one of the narrations actually makes mention of how the people will be resurrected according to their keenness and interest in Salah May Allah forgive us. May Allah make us keen with Salah those who are in the first serve those who had Salah as soon as the time entered, they one of the narration says they will be resurrected in the face of meaning they will be resurrected amongst those who are Salim amongst those who are pious amongst those who had the same interest Subhana Allah and the others who are lagging behind and so on mela

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Give us in May that not be the case with us remember one thing my brothers and sisters, there is something so beautiful that we have. It's a gift. It's the gift of hope. And that gift comes with Toba. Toba is a gift of Allah seeking Allah has forgiven us. Imagine if we were told that when you commit a sin, you can never ever seek forgiveness.

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You can never ever seek forgiveness. I was reading the newspaper today of some incident that happened where people are told that for you there's no forgiveness. They know ways even if you repeat your Shahada, no matter what you do no forgiveness. Come on, are you Allah, when the machete kena Quraysh, those who took swords in order to harm the Muslims, those who who try to strike rasulillah salam were forgiven by them accepting the Shahada by them asking for forgiveness and so on, then who are we to declare that others are not entitled to seeking forgiveness? No way they are. If you die on the condition or in the condition of association of partnership with Allah, then

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that's Allah. He's promised that he will penalize such people. But remember, for me and you the biggest gift is I've done things wrong in my life in the past. I was speaking about marriage a few days ago, when I was in Sri Lanka. And I made mention of an important point to say, a lot of us when we got married, we had functions that were more like, you know, a Satan's bowl really where women are naked men are naked, alcohol present, people are dancing, things are happening. And for you, that's your sacred union of Mashallah, Nika, and we're celebrating it and people regret it now. 20 years down the line, like I said, you don't obey Allah don't expect your children to obey you.

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That's one thing quite good. If they do, it's a gift of Allah but there is a way of leveling it how ask Allah forgiveness Allah 30 years ago, I did it very wrong. Allah forgive me if I have another opportunity in sha Allah to do for my children and so on. Then by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala I will do it correct. I will try my best to do it correct. Mashallah.

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Now the men, they might think of it differently, see, they are really smiling.

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When I said when if we have another opportunity, inshallah we'll do it correctly, they will look at the women and say, see, again, another wife now, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us really, it's the way we look at things, the way we understand things, you know, different people look at different things differently. Sometimes you can make a statement as straight as ever, and people whose minds are warped cannot see that it's a straight statement. So what can we do May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all and grant us all the ability to understand reality. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. We have our children, we have things we've done in the past that were

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wrong, there is a way of coming out of it clean. What is it, admit you're wrong, regretted? Ask Allah forgiveness and promised not to do it again? What law he wiped out, totally wiped out. And guess what? You don't need to go to another human being who's a father or a priest or a chef or the Imam of the masjid and start confessing your sin because who knows that Imam might have more sin than you? May Allah subhanho wa Taala not let that happen. But he if he were to tell you listen, I will give you paradise. He doesn't have a guarantee that he is going into paradise. Where is the guarantee? So Angela, people are worried? Oh,

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man, what a powerful man. He was worried. He thought perhaps I might be one of the hypocrites. How would he afford that? It's only the strings of Eman that makes you think that way to say you know what I've done so much. But I wonder what will happen to me. This is why we are taught have hope in the mercy of Allah and are in the one Abitibi the Hadees could see Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I will treat each one of my worship is according to how they perceived I would treat them according to their perception of me you have hoping the mercy of Allah and you've tried the best Elijah evening why the law had by his will and mercy will have mercy on you. He will treat you the way you felt.

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But if you if you know Allah is not gonna forgive me, there's no point you know, I don't need to seek His forgiveness. Then how do you expect the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala another thing shaytan comes to us in order to temper with our afterlife by making us think that you know what, you asked us forgiveness, but that's not good enough. Not good enough. How you ask us forgiveness. How can you say that's not good enough? You may repeat the seeking of forgiveness again and again, no problem. You can repeat something. Yes, it's good because you are regretful of it. But don't doubt the mercy of Allah not for a moment because you would go against the Koran. Listen to

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what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in a verse in Surah Zuma where Allah is known as one of the verses that have the most hope in it. Listen to this beautiful verse. Allah says

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mattina in a la jolla Uber Jamia in

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all Mohammed salatu salam, O Messenger tell my worshipers who have transgressed against themselves. This shows us that when you

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It's against you, not against Allah.

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Allah doesn't need my act of worship. It's me who needs it. So remember this, the verse is saying, Oh, you who have transgressed against yourselves. What should you know? law cannot O'Meara Mattila never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. That means if you're losing hope you're going against the law. How can you lose Oh, don't think I'm a write off. You are alive, aren't you? Well then ask Allah forgiveness. You are breathing, aren't you? You are when asked forgiveness because the very next verse Allah says, what any boo

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moolah

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Cabo de Tia como la vida, turn to Allah repent, surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala quickly before the punishment overtakes you. One there are two verses one of them says, before the punishment overtakes you suddenly and you didn't even realize Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us.

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Allah help us to prepare for that day. So on that day,

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it will be a difficult day when we die. We ask Allah to grant us a good day, those who die with good words on their tongues. Allah has promised them goodness, those who die with goodness on their tongues, Allah has promised them goodness and those who die with bad words on their tongue. What do you expect? You know the Hadith says men can Afro kalami mina dunia La ilaha illAllah de la Jana. Whoever has the statement on their tongues as the last words before they die. La ilaha illa Allah you know, there is no god worthy of worship. besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala look at these beautiful words. Such a person will

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achieve Jenna How will we be able to utter those words if every time we get hurt? We say a swear word. Every time something happens to us. We are so angry that we just start uttering words that we don't even know. Get used to Allahu Akbar Allah Subhana Allah hamdulillah La La La La La La La La quwata illa Allah Subhana Allah I don't know if you've heard the latest interpretation of lol You heard it.

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So panela we all use it lol lol no one laughs because when we type it lol lol we don't even love so I was suggesting when you say lol just say La hawla wala quwata illa Allah subhanho wa Taala help us it's also an lol Subhana Allah, but to be honest, it depicts the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah alone The all powerful the Almighty. something bad happens says how La La quwata illa De La La La Jolla, we belong to Allah we're going to return to Him. This is what will grant us goodness, learn to utter the Shahada eyeshadow Allah Allah illallah wa shodhana Mohammed Abu rasuluh several times a day, each time you make Ooh, it's a sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam repeat these words

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Allahu

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wa Jalla Minamoto pahari know Allah make me from amongst those who constantly repent and Allah make me from amongst those who are cleansed and inshallah you'll be able to prepare for the hereafter. This is a way of preparing, because of her Allah, if the end is good, the rest of it inshallah will be good. If a person has committed sin for 70 years. And the end he repents, and he turns to Allah, that 70 years will be wiped out unless Mercy is such that he says, Those who have committed sin and repent to me and do good deeds, those sins will be converted into deeds that are on the right side of the scale, good deeds, Subhana, Allah, Allah, and that's the plan of Allah, His mercy is far

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greater than we can imagine. Today, if you have a person who's kind and merciful and so on, they cannot compete with Allah Subhana Allah and Allah is much more merciful. Once the prophet SAW Selim passing with his companions, and they saw a woman breastfeeding and he asked the question, do you see this woman casting this little child of hers into hell?

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They said, No. So he said, Well, ally is more merciful upon each one of you than that woman is upon that little child of hers, which means Subhan Allah, we need to try we need to hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A person who goes down into their grave, after the soul has gone and they are in their grave. Imagine what will be the condition of an individual there. We believe that there is something known as bottle bottle cover, you know, the grave being made narrow, how is it going to be made metal Allah knows, but we believe it's going to happen because it's there. The Prophet Solomon explained it to us that, you know, tightening or the narrowing of that grave what will

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happen and how the person will be tested so much, and how they will be questioned in that grave. It's the truth, the angels will come and they will see the individual how it will happen. Allah knows best but the questions are going to be asked by the angels, who is your Who is your Nabhi

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What is your deen and so on? And it's no good for us to say, Well, I know the answers every day in the morning, I used to say 20 times, that's not good enough, if you were following you will be able to answer. And if you are not following, you won't be able to answer. So here is the mean the one who was believing he will answer just like that, and he will be given a good resting place, you know, a little, perhaps breeze of Heaven will be released for that person because of the goodness that the person engaged in in his life. And the other person, the evil person who engaged in bad and did not turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala, he will say or she will say that, you know, what, who

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is your? Who is your Nabhi? What is your dean and so on? Oh, yeah, I heard people saying something. And I used to say something as well.

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That's what sometimes we are guilty of, you know, how we heard people reading the Quran. We just read it. So we just said the same thing. without even thinking, What's the meaning of it? What is it? What is this worth? What is how can I live my entire life without knowing what my maker said? What a fool?

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I need to know it because when I die, that share who told me it's haram to look at the meaning of the Quran. He's not going to be there with me to say, Oh Allah, I was the one who told us this champion not to read the meaning. What do you think it was you your brain, your mind Allah gave you You are responsible you are answerable? start understanding Allah plan by reading his book. He's that's the only book that is valid in existence of Allah, it will lead you to the tsunami of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. But if you don't have that book, you don't know what it's all about. What do you expect? How are you going to prepare for the asherah my brothers and sisters it's an

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important message. The preparation for the life after death is the most important thing that I need to prepare for. You know, we will only invest our wealth because we want Mashallah high rise building and a little apartment, we will go out and get loans in Sharla hope there are halali shala, but from wherever we get some loans and we want to, you know, pay back over time because I need to own the house. Do you know what's happening and I have seen this in a lot of cases of people who've passed away, they took out loans, they wanted big apartments or homes for their families and themselves before they could pay back the loan. They were already in need of a palace in the

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hereafter because they died.

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So what happens to that to that loan? Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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la la la vaca. Who is there who is going to give to Allah subhanho wa Taala so that that loan would be multiplied so many fold Subhana Allah Are you ready to do for Allah spend your time for Allah spend your energy for Allah abstain from sin for the sake of Allah, you will find its reward multiplied when you need your palace in the afternoon, it will be there you will already be given glad tidings army from the moment the angels come to take your soul away. You'll be you've been given glad tidings you now know Subhan Allah, you have an idea that the angels that have come are angels that I've seen one duration makes mentioned and

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that the angels the person who's dying, will see the angels and just the angels and Subhanallah they up to the horizon wherever the person can see they will just see this angel Subhan Allah and then the angel will come in waves, right? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make that day easy for us. I mean, ask Allah to grant us goodness people have died. And people who did not believe that there was a hereafter already in the hereafter what fools Subhana Allah, people who did not believe in the hereafter are already in the hereafter.

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They've gone. Where are we going?

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Prepare for the grave. People will come they will bury you, they will carry you like I always say they will come a day when the phones will be ringing. The messages will be flying. People will be tweeting and what's happening and people will be putting posters in statuses and so on. Regarding your days, the day is coming. The day is definitely coming people will phone How many times have you received a phone call and a message someone you knew close to you they say in another person's gone.

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How What happened? Sometimes we are shocked, shocked. Well, you know what the biggest shock will be if you were just taken without preparation. That's the biggest shock.

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Allah help us because when I go I'm all alone. If you look at your children carefully, and your parents and your brothers carefully, they belong to Allah before they were even connected to you.

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But Allah used you to bring them into existence in order to fulfill the bigger plan that he has. That's what it is. But otherwise, Allah owns your child.

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And you do not do you know that because you have to look after that gift of Allah as a test from Allah in order to earn paradise through the gift of Allah. I have a temporary I have a child, temporarily known as my child.

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Here in this world, in sha Allah, if I use the temporary opportunity to prepare for heaven, I will be getting gentleness only because of my sacrifice. Same applies with marriage, you're married to someone, it's temporary. But you can internalize it in certain ways. if Allah wills Subhana Allah, for now Subhan Allah, I need to use this gift of Allah that I have.

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treating her or him in such a way that I earned Jenna, I prepare for my afterlife, it's a sacrifice. It's not easy. And we tell people and now we need to tell them more and more because materialism is taking over. And we tell people you know what marriage is a big sacrifice, a huge sacrifice. without sacrifice, you won't achieve anything. So pan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to sacrifice in a way that he is pleased with us. So let's prepare for the day we are put down when our families will return.

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And what is left, the Hadith speaks of how when a person is, you know, in the form of a genocide in the form of a dead person being carried, who follows this person, family, wealth, deeds, following this person, they buried and some things go back and something stayed. What goes back, the family goes back. Before you know it, your wife is married again. Subhan Allah

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Allahu Akbar, you know, it reminds me and I must pause for a moment on a lighter note. It reminds me of a person who was really upset in his marriage and so on. And, you know, they were not happy. And so, something happened and you know, the relationship began to improve, and they were working on it and what have you. So the man asks his wife,

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if I die, will you marry again?

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That's a question. Imagine, you know, people make their promises as much as they want, but you do not know the circumstances of your spouse, say for example, you died. And your spouse is struggling so much, and they need some form of help. No one's coming to help and they wouldn't be wrong to marry again. In fact, it's encouraged to marry again Subhana Allah, but at the same time, listen to what the spouse says. The woman says when the husband says Will you marry again? So she says no, no. So what will you do? I'll just stay with my sister.

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Okay, wow, good answer. And a little while later, she asked, What about you? Will you marry again? He says no. So what will you do and also just stay with your system? Allah subhanho wa Taala grant disease? May Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses

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me Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, we are ready to make a plan for when our spouse is dying, but we haven't made a plan for when we die. Have you thought of what I'm saying? We make a plan we already know if she dies, hey, I've got another two three lined up Mashallah. And we don't know brother, you're dying before her. So hon Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to prepare? May Allah help us to prepare, really, this is something that we need to think about. So I was saying your deeds are the only things that remain with you. Otherwise, your wealth goes back, your children are fighting over it. They stopped talking to each other over it. They have broken the family into

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20 pieces over your wealth, ask those whom this has happened to they will confirm Yes, it's correct. And what has happened, they that wealth had you not lifting perhaps your family might have been closer bonded than now that you had a lot of wealth I know of people who've had nothing. And after the death the family is so close Mashallah. And I know of people who've had so much that when the person passes away, someone is trying to rock this one and the other one is denying that one and this one is claiming his share of inheritance and the other one comes and say that was mine and I worked with dad and I did this and it was me and debates go on. Yes, there are exceptions to that

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there are people who have died Mashallah wealthy and even their children Mashallah have been happy thereafter. But the message here is what you've amassed in terms of wealth, and what you have had in terms of relatives, you've had 20 3050 children, trust me with a will go back before you know it, they will forget you. Look, we are seated here. How many of you know your seventh forefather?

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I don't know why they call them forefathers. One day when I was young, I used to think the reason why they call them forefathers is you can only remember up to four of them after that you can't remember that's the forefather. You remember your forefathers, Jesus or for Him? May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us.

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But when one does, it's a fact you will not remember your forefathers how many of us know seven generations back but they were important people you are from their lineage and you don't even know about it. They why you are their family, but you they went they left you behind God, the wealth that they had, well, too late Subhanallah you might have a piece of land somewhere in one of the rural areas of someplace you come from, that was your ancestral land. Big deal. No one wants you there today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, really. So what happens is the thing that comes with you your deeds, your deeds come in the form of people sometimes the Hadith has different

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descriptions. The deeds come in the form of a project.

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tection for you, that's your deed.

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That's your deed. What did you do? This man, this is his zakka This is his Salah, beautiful Salah, we don't want the quality, that is useless Subhanallah You know, there was a time when we used to think that the quality of items made in China is not good. But that's wrong. It depends how much you are ready to pay for an item. Ask those who have done business, there was a time when I didn't know any better. I was corrected by someone who's Chinese here in this crowd. So panela corrected me they sent me an email to say what you said was insulting was wrong. You cannot say Chinese products are bad, and they are not. And I guarantee you that it depends on how much you pay. And also on a large

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acceptance. You know, sometimes you buy a vehicle very expensive one, but it happens to be slightly faulty, well, that you paid for a lovely car, the fault, that was just a test for you, between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. No one planned it for you to have that particular item it was planned. The same applies. You see how much you ready to pay, that's the type of goods you get. So if you want to buy a light, and the light is one dyrham, then perhaps it will last for a day, two days, and then it will go. You know, I don't know if you recall the story I told you about a man who only paid one cent for the fans that he had. So he bought a whole box of these fans. And he tested one, his

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wife tested one. And as she held you know that the fan that opens up, as he held the first fan it broke, or his wife held it and it broke, a wife held the second one it broke. Third one, it broke.

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So the wife calls him and says, Hey, relax. You bought this thing here. And these are breaking their defects rejects. We have a wedding coming up. We wanted to distribute these things to all the guests. How did you do this? So he took the boxes and he went back. And he went back to the man on the side of the road selling these boxes and he says hey, these things are not working. He says What do you mean they're not working? They're breaking. The man says How much did you pay? He said I paid a cent each. I bought the whole box. You know so many boxes, four boxes. I paid a cent each. So the man says oh, there are other ones that come for a DRAM and another one that comes with 10 D Rams. It

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depends how much you pay. Did you read the instructions? The ones you paid the st ones did you look at what it says inside it? He said no. Well, there's a way of using them. You want to pay the one cent you must know how to use it. So the man says well, how this is a fan it's normal the whole world knows you open the thing and Mashallah gives you a nice design and then you use it you know when your hand he says no, no, no, no. Those are the ones for the one for one thing, there's a different way so what's the way he says Can I show you okay, hold it in your head. He holds it in his hand. He opens the thing and you know the fan comes out beautiful picture. He says now put it in

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front of your face. He says okay, put it even

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say the man says What do you mean? He says but that's if you want to pay nothing. You got to know how to use it. You want the ones that you move? You must pay a bit more. You know what with our deeds sometimes sometimes our deeds are not the sincerity the quality is not good enough. May Allah forgive us.

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So take a look at surah two MOOC

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says tabara can lead ebrd monokuma hawala coalition,

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Cody, Ellery Hola, palma de la, tele Abu welcome,

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San Juan, Allah, wa who will as he is.

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We know we read so often people know it off by heart. Listen to that second verse. Allah says it is he who has created death and life for a certain reason. What's the reason?

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In order to test who has better deeds from amongst you? He didn't say who has more deeds, because what's the point of doing more deeds when the quality is like that one cent fan. What's the point, I'd rather do less deals with a quality that when I need the fan and the cooling, I will be cool Subhanallah so this is why Remember, your fault is your fault. You cannot compromise that your obligation you cannot compromise but that which is excess and more than that, the quality is more important than the quantity if you have read the Quran properly and thoroughly and covered it within the span of a month, and you did it correctly, beautifully, trying to understand its meaning and so

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on. It is far more valuable than whipping through it and telling people I complete one Quran every third day or every day and so on. If you want to read rock art of salah and offer voluntary Salah it is far better for your preparation for the afterlife. If you were to offer less with quality, then offering more quantity and no quality. If you can do both Alhamdulillah quality and quantity that is a success. But if you cannot do the quantity of it, remember it's the quality that comes

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these are the deeds This is preparation for the afterlife because we

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When we get to our graves, that Salah that we did last minute, you know, it happens every day a it's also what time is sunset okay sunset is at 531 for example. So we say okay it's still five five o'clock I still got a bit of time and we still finishing a game watching a movie doing some brother stop everything the time of

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the time started at three something 335 whatever the time was, you need to put aside everything and reduce Allah we always say tell your work don't say don't say oh Salah I have work say oh work I have Salah, quoting the women folk sometimes they cooking for you. Because sometimes we come roaring home like a lion. I'm hungry.

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I'm hungry. What is there to eat? A poor woman is reading Salatu Lhasa and we shouting relax, take it easy. Go and make yourself an egg insha Allah, that egg is more blessing than you screaming in this way while she's trying to earn her Jenna, my sister, don't compromise your Salah for cooking. Don't compromise your Salah for something else. No stop everything your Salah is your grave you know why your life might stop at that moment that Salah will come and save you

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you will get into the afterlife before you know people say but you know my children they are those that read the sooner asked Allah find out how to fulfill your Salah if your children are troubling you a little bit here and there you fulfill your Salah Subhan Allah made sure that you've done it there is no excuse

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when Allah grant us ease now I'm just thinking there might be some people thinking okay, I'm intentionally going to make a nice long Salah you know without having cooked and then I will say Did you hear the talk last night?

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Didn't you Yeah, I was busy with my Salah Didn't you hear the talk last night. So remember to strike the balance you know, we are not saying don't abuse things in order to do something that you you want to or not to do something that you have to don't abuse things. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us so the preparation is such that every one of us common logic will tell us I need to prepare common sense but sometimes Alice's can latch on to him buena la de la vida de una Sera, may you love the that which is in front of you now that which is current you you love it and you are forgetting that which is coming. And this happens to all of us what's in front of us we want it and what is

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coming we forget Allah says strike the balance use the current in order to prepare for that which is coming. May Allah make it easy for us. My brothers and sisters, what a beautiful evening. Do you think we are going to see another evening like this? possible? But maybe not. So before we get to the next evening, before we get home, we ask Allah to forgive us? Yeah, Allah forgive our sins. Yeah, Allah, the day you take us away, be happy with us. You know, we say Oh ALLAH forgive all those who have passed away. And forgive me, the day you take me away as well, we are all going there. Before you know it, there will be a whole new generation, this institution will be run by totally

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different faces. This whole entire nation will be done run by totally different faces, progeny upon progeny, whoever Allah has chosen, but they will be totally different people the evidence of it is few 100 years back, they were totally different people, you know, and what happened. Allah's plan is such that those who planted a good seed in this world, they have reaped the benefit of it even after they have died. That's a way to prepare for the afterlife is and this is something important. A way to prepare for the afterlife is to do something that will be a continual charity in your life. So what I do, I contribute towards a school I contribute towards a borehole I try and disseminate some

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knowledge. I teach people, I spend a bit of time money, I spend some of my health you know the energy Allah has given me to do something, I plant some trees after I've died, I still reap the reward of anyone who's benefited from the fruit of that tree from the shade of the tree from that beautiful school from whatever I've taught them. These are beneficial ways of preparing for the life after death. This is a beneficial way.

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But a lot of us are guilty of doing something What is that? Oh, I need to make Hajj but I've heard that it's so busy and packed those days. Don't worry, it's okay I'll leave some money one of the people who I leave behind will probably make husband alone might be off. So we leave it But brother You are alive. You could have done it. The duty was yours. Then we say okay, I've got a debt. You know now when I die My people will pay it Watch out paid in your life. Do you know that if you have a debt that is that you've been given a time to pay, it's actually a good deed that if you've got the wealth to pay it in advance, just pay it sorted out. Now, if you die without the debt, you stand

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a better chance of entering Jenna May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and

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Goodness May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us I think I've spoken for longer than expected Mashallah, the brothers were asking me how long are you going to speak for? And they told me you know, the night is young, and I told him I'm not young. So let's see how long we can speak for inshallah. Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us all. masala cinema, robotica Island Amina Mohammed