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Be Original Be Yourself

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Salam Alaikum, don't be a blind follower of the trends. Try and ask yourself, what is this trend all about? What are they making me do, they might be making a fool out of you, and you're just happily following because others are doing it. No, be original, be yourself, be strong. Use your mind, you must understand your beliefs, you must know your lines, your limits your your values, your morals, and don't just follow people simply because a lot of them are doing something that might be silly. People make a challenge, and they want the world to fulfill a challenge if it's a good challenge Alhamdulillah but if it's a silly challenge, please understand, they're making a fool out of you

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Subhana Allah, and you're just following. It reminds me of the story I read when I was a little kid of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, where Subhan Allah when he, when he actually blew into his flute, and the children just followed him, like the rodents had followed him earlier. Because he had a dispute with the people of the of the city, and he took their kids today, our kids are being taken by what by a different type of a Pied Piper. And this thing is just the flute being blown into and everyone's following. And they know that they're going in towards the destruction, but they're all just going, you disobey your parents, you disobey society, and communities norms, and guess what

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they goes. And if those norms happen to become unacceptable norms in the eyes of Allah, they will remain unacceptable no matter how normal it might seem. So my brothers and sisters, try and be strong, be yourself, be original. Don't just follow things. Don't just be so impressed by people simply because they're famous. I mean, someone could be famous, and they could lead you straight to hellfire. And another person could be unknown and they could be patting you or tapping your back, directing you towards heaven. And you don't want it because they're not famous enough to be your friends. They're not famous enough to be followed. They're not famous enough to listen to and so on.

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Be careful. Be very careful. But the other side of the coin is when we tell people to do that, which is unacceptable. When we are asking people to do something that would lead them to hellfire. Be careful, that is dangerous too. Don't just ask people to follow you in your nonsense. If you have enjoyed committing a sin stouffville ally, you need help. But when you ask others to join you to enjoy that sin, then you have become the chief of the army of shapen. And only Allah knows how much of sin is being accumulated. Still, you can seek the forgiveness of a loan, wipe it out by the will of Allah because you're alive. You're listening to this you're breathing. seek the forgiveness of

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Allah He will forgive. But remember, don't ask people to do something that is displeasing to Allah. In the same way that you should not just follow others who are asking you to do something that is displeasing to Allah because the regret will be serious. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh