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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi wa sallahu wa sallahu wa salam ala Mallanna BIA back there who are Allah Allah He also be here Jemaine

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my beloved brothers and sisters that recitation took us straight to Makkah. It's not just like it's a little bit like maca. No, it's almost identical. Actually, the feel and the sound superb. I was actually in Makkah, I don't know about you guys. So alhamdulillah and more than anything, the words were so powerful and so apt. Do you know which surah he recited? Which Surah

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Surah Yusuf. Do you know the story of use of or at least a summary or synopsis of it? Put up your hand if you do.

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Okay, can I pick someone here to come up and all the hands have gone down right? Now it's okay, I'm teasing you. So alhamdulillah that's the story of use of Alayhis Salam, he was gifted by Allah in a billion in one ways. And he was tested by Allah in so many ways to Tonight is a night of motivation.

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I'm going to seize this opportunity to speak about the verses that he recited because Masha Allah, he read a large chunk of the end of the story. Some of you who know a little bit of Arabic might have picked up some of it, were right at the end.

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When the brothers and what they did to their own brother was actually

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you know, exposed.

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It brings tears to the eyes to just listen to those verses.

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God who are in NEC Allah,

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the use of Allah Newzoo wha ha.

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Hee, they asked after being cornered,

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is it that you you are use of because what you're telling us? In other words, it nobody could have known except him.

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We did things in our lives that no one knows except the person.

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And he says, Yes, I'm use of this is my brother.

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Imagine for how many years this man suffered at the hands of his own brothers or because of what they did. Let me take you back. And the reason I take you back is in every one of us. In the lives of every one of us, we will have so much in terms of blessings of Allah, billions of blessings. But we will have a few challenges and Allah promises you Wallahi my sisters, my brothers, Allah promises you and he says, if you try to count the favors that I have bestowed upon you, you will never be able to count them all impossible. But if you'd like to count the challenges in the tests that we've put in your life, you will always be able to count them. Subhanallah

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if I asked you

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I can't ask you about the blessings of Allah because Allah says we're endowed dunya Mata la de la Sua. If you are going to try and count all the favors of Allah upon you, you're not going to be able to do that. So let me not ask you about what the favors of Allah upon you are, you have to ponder, you have to think you have to realize you have to work with those who are less privileged, those who are challenged in one way or another and you begin to realize, but I can ask you a question a serious one.

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How many challenges and difficulties and hardships do you face in your life? Wallahi I swear by Allah, that every one of us is able to count them. Think for a moment.

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to think of the problems you have the issues 345678 And then

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you have eight issues. Nine maybe not even nine, in the case of most of us, do you agree with me? Come on, talk to me.

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You agree with me? Is that not the favor of Allah? That's why I started off by saying billions of favors. He was blessed with but many trials so all of us will have trials What did you serve Allah He Salam have what was his challenge? The challenge was the jealousy of his brothers overtook them, and they started planning and plotting something against him all because of the jealousy in the hazard area called Hassan at Kamata, kullanarak, hubbub jealousy will eat away at your good deeds in the

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The same way that fire would eat dry log.

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And Allah has warned us about it. So as much as I'm warned not to be jealous of others do you know nowadays if you sit in watch all the movies and the videos and the the cartoons and so many other things, and you watch the trends and whatever

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it is said that these are designed in a way that make you a nasty person.

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You find little girls young girls school, the way they start.

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I don't want to use a bad word I could have. But let's leave it we in Luton.

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But I tell you, they wouldn't mock, swear, belittle each other and have their little cliques and they wouldn't mind at all making someone feel so small just because they're not in their clique. By saying such a bad word. The same is happening to the young boys as young as five and 10.

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Because that's what it is. That's the way the world is heading, we're here to remind you don't allow that to happen. Take the good from everywhere. Take the good. When you notice something that you're not supposed to be taking. Don't take it leave it, I'm going to leave it simply because this is a bad habit. This is not a good thing. It's going to come back to haunt me. You grow older and you have bad habits. How are you going to get married? I remember. I mean earlier brother joint all joked about these guys are married. And those guys are not because of the people who didn't enjoy the holiday and whatnot. Let's pick on that for a moment. Okay. I tell you, I met a brother.

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And he told me, and this was it's I'm giving you one example. But there are people from both sides, brothers and sisters. And you find people telling you, I'm looking to get married and you meet so many people, I'm sure you would have someone who would probably you know, who you think would be suitable? And I say, what type of a person are you looking for? Default I need to know, right? Because everyone's got a different taste and a different, you know, type of person they're looking for. So they start rattling out things. Think for a moment those of you who are not married, what are the qualities that you would love in a spouse? So you want a B, C, D, E, F, G, okay, let's say

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you want seven things. I promise you in a lot of cases, there are people with more than what you're looking for. But they're not looking for a person like you. There we go. You follow what I'm saying? There there? You might know really beautiful, wonderful people who meet your criteria. But do you meet there's that's the question Wallahi and this is where we fail.

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That's the reason why you're not enjoying your holiday.

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Allah grant you guys ease and all of us, every one of us. So going back to the story of use of alayhi salatu salam here the brothers, the brothers are jealous of their own blood. Imagine they came from the same father different mothers, but they were part of one clan, one group, siblings? Who was the father, a great man and noble man, a prophet of Allah. Do you think he failed in the upbringing of the children? Not at all, but shaitan combs even to the best of us? And what does he try and do? Take away the qualities you're supposed to be having? And give you things that you're not supposed to be having?

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If it happened to him, Allah He it can happen to me. If it happened to them, it can happen to us, am I right? So the same thing we need to ask ourselves constantly, how can I improve myself the qualities of the heart, they would result if I didn't check them in my failure in the loss of my happiness, my contentment, they would result in so much negativity simply because I didn't work on myself. Let me remove the hate. I have the selfishness that I have. People are stingy, sometimes, and stinginess is a quality that's not praised at all. It's something you need to get rid of. I'm not saying give away everything but at least learn to be compassionate, even if it is a little bit,

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even if it's through a prayer, even if it's just a feeling in the heart to say Oh Allah, my brothers and sisters are struggling in this part of the world. Help them grant them ease. Have you ever thought of getting up early for to help Jude for example, and cry to Allah not for your own needs, but because of people who are suffering as far away as China for example.

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Have you done that? Well, if you have good news, because I tell you what, I've always said to have Judas by invite only show you've heard me say that

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invitation only, you cannot get up first tahajjud less Allah's invited you for that.

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So if you do get up for 200, I was telling some brothers yesterday, one of the signs of the love of Allah for a person is when they don't need to be woken up for joy.

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And to make it even better for tahajjud before the alarm, your eyes opened. What happened Allah woke you up

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and you have a smile on your face, and you're so happy that you got up before the clock and then you're up you made wudu and

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Your Allahu Akbar, you're enjoying your relation with Allah. That's a sign of the love of Allah. And guess what is hidden from the eye? Mostly people don't know whether you get up for 200 or not. There are some people you may never believe, if you were to look at them that this person actually doesn't miss a single tattoo. It's not a compulsory prayer. But it's a sign of the love of Allah. When you enjoy your Ibadah when you enjoy your acts of worship, it means you've worked on yourself and by the help of Allah, he's allowed you to grow. So work on yourself. People say guidance is in the hands of Allah. Yes, indeed it is. So who does Allah guide Allah guides those who try while levena Jahad

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goofin Lana Nian su moulana those who struggle and strive in our ways we will we will grant them guidance we will guide them Lana Deanna home, those who struggle and strive towards us, we will guide them to the right ways the right paths. So Allah says, so what is the criteria to struggle towards something work hard towards achieving what is beneficial for you? Here's the Hadith, a heavy Salama and for Oka was telling belie what attaches.

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That means work hard towards achieving that which you believe is beneficial for you and seek the help of Allah and don't be lazy. That's what Allah saying.

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The rest of it in sha Allah.

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We all rely on Allah anyway, not only for the rest, but even for the beginning of it. That's why we ask Allah's guidance all the time, every day, every single day, in a spirit almost a team in every unit of prayer, we asking Allah's guidance, oh Allah guide us to the straight path I've always said that is the most repeated dua on Earth. The most repeated, it's repeated a few billion times a day.

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What is the dua? What is the supplication? That's the most repeated on Earth? Wallahi I swear by Allah, it is a then a Serato musta came guide us to the straight path. Because if you make your five daily prayers, you've already said them minimum 17 times. And if you are one, and we're a few billion on Earth, and half of them pray five times a day, tell me a quarter of them pray five times a day, may Allah strengthen all of us. How many times did you say oh Allah guide me to the straight path? You see. But what's the point of repeating a dinner Serato Mr. kamin for you. It's just a tune and a tone sounds nice, man. Cool. See,

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and you didn't work towards it.

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You did not work towards it. You need to put an effort, make an effort, a slight bit of an effort, a little millimeter a day, and you get there. You know what needs to be done? And so do I, you know, the dark habits that you have, that needs to be eradicated? We all have them. Because we're all human beings. I need to work on a few things in my life. And I still need to work on a few things in my life. And so do every single one of us.

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Not a single person can come up and say I don't have any bad habits impossible. You're lying. And don't lie to us. Keep it to yourself. I don't need to know. You don't need to know about me. I don't need to know about you, my Lord is Allah, not you. And the same applies vice versa.

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But I'm gonna work and I'm encouraging you to work towards that goodness. When you've developed your heart, you start feeling love towards others that you found on Earth. Because I tell you when we say the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, who are we talking about? Have you ever thought of it?

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There are two types of OMA one is the Ummah referring to all those who have responded to the message, they are known as the OMA of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. But did you ever know

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there is OMA to Dawa and OMA to listi Java. We are all on metallicity Java, we are all the Ummah that has responded to the dour that has responded to the call, we accepted the message. So we are known as uma who has accepted the message. But the rest of the people on earth are all mud, a dour, they are all part of the Ummah, who is receiving the message, Omar of the Prophet that's why the minute you say your shahada, you join a smaller group known as the ummah of Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam referring to those who have accepted it. I hope you've understood this. So these two types of Amma, we should know that, for us to be used to guide a single person towards Allah is better for us

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than anything material on Earth. That's a hadith wala Hilah Ania de Allahu bichara, Jhulan Wahid and hydrolock I'm in Hungary now.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told earlier of the Allah Who and he says Wallahi if Allah uses you to guide a single person, it's better for you then the most valuable of the material

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Real items, meaning the conveyance it's called the Red camel the most valuable conveyance on Earth.

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Today it's not the red camel anymore it's something else but we could still use the term red camo. There are camels out there that are perhaps more expensive than your tank five hundreds and your Mercedes Benzes and so on. might be wondering what's the tank 500 Who knows?

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You can Google it inshallah you'd be surprised. These titles something you guys don't know, Luton Luton, mashallah next time I come here you can pick me up in a tank 500 shot. By that time I might have a 600

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but my brothers and sisters, I'm going to work on my bad habits and so do you need to work on your bad habits? Why am I spending time on this because the qualities of the heart that's what matters. When I look at someone else and I feel you know what I would give my life to protect this person, they are part of me.

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What Allah He when you get to that stage, you are part of an ummah.

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I swear when I see someone and I'm just giving you an example, when I see someone that actually I can relate to this person, this person is part of the ummah. In fact, it extends to humanity at large, any human. That's why the Quran says if you save a single life without mentioning what religion without mentioning any other detail, you save a single life. It's as good as saving entire humanity. I'm sure you've heard the verse woman ha ha *a Anna Maria, NASA Jamia, but they there comes a closer and closer and closer relation, as the circle becomes smaller and smaller and smaller, until you get to your own blood, blood meaning brother, sister, why do we say blood because

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Allah chose them for you. You didn't choose them. Who's your mother, who's your father, who's your brothers and sisters, if you have any. They are the ones chosen by Allah.

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And then we go back to the story of use of Alayhis Salam, those same brothers are the ones plotted because they were jealous, jealous for what? Who gives elevation, status, wealth, and so on. It's Allah.

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So if you have a problem with Allah

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then you've got a problem with yourself. Because Allah made you

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when you work on your qualities and you be you'd start developing a compassion, the feeling for others. I am not the only one on Earth. But Allah He there are people are far more valuable than I am on us.

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They are people whom Allah loves more than he loves me. Perhaps on Earth, they are.

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There are some of whom I might come across if I'm rude to them. What if that person is a friend of Allah? When I spread rumor about him just what if that person is closer to Allah than I am?

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So go easy on the people. You never know who's who Subhanallah you never know who's who.

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To be able to greet is an Islamic teaching. To be able to respond to a greeting is a chronic injunction you have to someone says As salam o alaikum you like it or you don't like it, you have to say what aleikum wa salam, the minimum. You like it or you don't like it? You have to say what aleikum wa salam, the minimum

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May Allah grant us acceptance. Why? Why do we say that's the minimum the minimum because someone made a prayer for you may peace be upon you Wow, what an amazing way of greeting people may peace be upon you. I'm in search of peace, so are you may peace be upon you, a Salam, all types of peace. I pray that you have good health I pray that you have contentment, I pray that everything goes good for you. You have a good job I pray that you get you know sustenance from Allah, your worries are taken care of by Allah, difficulty is taken away from you and so and so much more. I pray for that and the blessings and the mercy of Allah upon you. That's a Muslim when I'm just saying hi. That's

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what it is.

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That's the reason why I won't say hi and by I start off with a Salam Alaikum it's our way of greeting, powerful, and when someone says all of that to you, what is peace? Peace extends all the way to the Hereafter. May peace be upon you on the Day of Judgment. Why not? Salaam Alaikum I say you should feel that it should hit you so happy. It's not wait for me.

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I remember there was a brother who didn't reply and I told him why didn't you reply to that guy's an enemy man.

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He said lying it's just say

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what's the big deal? What did you lose? So what if they're lying is but but then I'll be lying as well.

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So don't lie. Try and make yourself genuine. Who knows the DUA might be accepted. Imagine someone hating you say May Allah bless. Yeah, come on, come on. You know, you couldn't he's got to just say I mean, that's it. I Shala it you have to be reply back. Imagine when someone gives you such a powerful greeting every day.

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Did you know if you look back at the predecessors?

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If they were walking and the Wall came between them for a moment when they met back after the wall they would say salaam Malik. Do you know that? Go and read the stories?

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The Companions used to greet each other like Subhanallah You won't believe it. We just came back. Salam o alaikum. I just came back again. Salaam aleikum. Oh, you know, when I was little my mom used to say that when I was three years old, I used to walk around the whole compound my dad was imam in the masjid. And I was mashallah, this I'm talking about the early 70s the mid 70s inshallah somebody here actually knew my date of birth Subhanallah now there's a there's a there's a boy here

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and he just says

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I was born on the same day as you and he was right. Wow, so hello. Mashallah. Mashallah. Well done hamdulillah

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surely you'd be better than I am. You know, but she my mother used to say, or my mother told me that when you were little three years old used to go around walking the whole compound anyone you see Salam Alaikum Salaam Alaikum salaam until one of her friends came home to complain your son little boy walking all around the compound getting Salam Alaikum salaam it is forcing us to creep back and so on. My mother says it's okay. tolerated, Mashallah. That was me.

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And I think to myself, I wonder why I used to do that probably was just impressed. So now I come Somalia can we can imagine a little boy walking around. Mashallah. So I, when I looked at that ant, may Allah subhanaw, Taala give a good life, she's still alive. I want you to tell her, instead of going to my mother and telling her Oh, so do you want to complain? Can you imagine love October, I must have been quite a rough looking guy then.

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So we work on our qualities we need to have, we need to have a feeling towards others a positive feeling. Sometimes people do negative things to you really, really nasty things. And I want to take a moment to address that today. People do nasty things. How should you? How should you process that, number one, protect yourself from that. So you don't need to keep on, you know, being in the company of those who are really causing harm to you, if you can help them and you're a mentor, or you're a teacher, or you're a person who's trained to help others or you think you can, by all means keep on interacting and help them and help them to come out of it. That is level one. That is the top of all

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if you are and you can to a degree. Now I can. I don't mind interacting with haters. I really don't mind. But there's a point because we are human beings, it starts affecting us. And it bothers you and it starts affecting your health. At that juncture, you need to know, together with seeking the protection of Allah from this type of behavior and these type of people, you need to step back because a believer is not bitten from the same direction twice. Why should I keep on hearing someone saying you're stupid, you're stupid, and they look at you, you are stupid. And they keep looking at you and you're stupid. And you just say, tolerating I'm a good Muslim.

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You start believing that. That's why we're taught not to tell our children such words. Don't ever belittle your kids, they start believing those words.

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They really start believing those words.

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So don't say that, say good things to your kids. empower them. If you want to correct them, correct them, by all means you must It's your duty, but respectfully.

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That's what we're taught.

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So you take a step back.

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And there comes a time when you can cut a relationship because of how toxic it is become.

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What they're saying to me, the harm that is reaching me is unbearable. It's affecting my relation with Allah, my mind my health, I can't sleep at night and so but when you go back to Allah, it will help you remedy it, where you start realizing you know what, that person's not in the equation. It's me and Allah. That's what it is.

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We always read the Quran and in the Quran, Allah says Allah who you Hipple machining Allah loves those who do good so we do good. Why do we do good many people do good because

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they think the person they're doing good to deserves it. I'm gonna be kind to these guys because you know what, they're really good guys.

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You know who's a winner. A winner is the one who's kind to those who are trained and unkind. They are kind to others because Allah loves those who are kind of not connected to whether they are nice people or not nice people. The minute you're kind to someone because you think they deserve it, you will be let down. But if I'm nice to you, because I believe Allah loves those who are nice and kind.

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And never let down no matter how you react, even if you let me down one day, but in actual fact

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I did the goodness to you because Allah loves those who do good, not because you actually deserved it.

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Allah who you hate but my sin.

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I was good to you I was kind to you I greeted you I prayed for you I reached out to you I gave you I helped you up not because I want anything in return in Amman, Otto mo calmly YJ he let him learn we do mean Come Jezza Allah.

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Allah says, Those who give and those who feed others and those who help others. The true believers are those who say that we have done what we've done, we've fed you, for the sake of Allah and not because we want anything we do not want from you.

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recompense and not even a thank you. We don't even want you to say thank you, because we did it for Allah.

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Where are we getting to? So when someone's done bad to you look at use of alayhis salaam his brothers did bad, very bad. They tried to kill him. They threw him in the well because they then decided let's not be that nasty. They lied to the Father. This young boy they didn't bother whether he was alive or not to them, he was dead. And then when he was taken up

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from the pit that he was put into the people who took him sold him. Imagine they sold him. He went in as a slave when he went in those who received him and he worked for them accused him.

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The accusation was false. Imagine one after the other. And so they imprisoned him.

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He's now sitting in prison.

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And he's saying Subhan Allah, what is he saying?

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He's thanking Allah for the blessings that Allah gave him in terms of knowledge and wisdom, when he was so young.

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And he was recognized by his face, you know that those prisoners who were with him, they recognized him by his face. And they told him You look like a good man. You look like a wise intelligent man, we want to ask you, we've had some dreams. So would you be able to tell us what the meanings of these dreams are? And that's how he decided, okay, you can ask me, When they asked him the dreams. He said, Let me seize a moment to remind you of who Allah is your maker.

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Myself, my forefathers, we've worshipped just him and only him. And that was the message and he spoke about it. And he sees the opportunity to give that powerful message, then he interpreted the dreams. And right at the end, do you know what happened?

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The brothers Allah created a scenario where they needed to come for food for survival,

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to the very office that this man was in charge of.

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Those who want to drop you my brothers and sisters, if you're a steadfast and you continue beautifully in your relationship with Allah, and you have a kind heart and you care for people and your connection with Allah is in order what Allah He I promise you a day will come when those who plan your downfall worked towards it will actually be far lower than you and you'll be somewhere in Mars. Subhanallah

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by the way, I don't mean eating those chocolates.

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But I mean, you'll be somewhere high above that's what I mean, by the will of Allah. And you will be above in a way that doesn't come with arrogance. People will pick up immediately no arrogance, no pride, no haughtiness. No, we're just normal Allah what he's given you. He can take it away now. Right now. What is Allah given you He's given us a lot. Do you know he can take it away right now? In the same way? If he's taken something away from you do you know he can give it back to you right now and even better than what he took away from you? Allahumma Gibney, famously but lovely. Hi, Amina. When we suffer something, what do we say? Oh, Allah helped me grant me recompense in my

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suffering give me something better than what you've taken away from me.

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Subhan Allah.

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So this is why calm down. When you suffer. And you struggled, process it correctly as a believer, like I said, you're coming from people learn

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to understand what you need to do towards them, you can help them help you cannot, you don't need to. I cannot I'm not given the capacity by Allah to to actually manage what's happening. Coming from this person I'm going to take a step back

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could be a close relation sometimes. Depending on whether you've exhausted all avenues or not. You take a step back.

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And then what happens if it is a calamity that befell you something that has befallen you and you are struggling because of something Allah took away from you then take

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Take it in your stride, the owner of the thing that was taken away from you will give you better than what he took away from you 100% 100% But it requires a little bit of time, patience, dedication, connection with Allah and just go easy on yourself thank Allah for the little things live it day by day thank Allah for the little things you have food you have accommodation you have a little bit of this that you are surviving, masha Allah, thank Allah for that. The more you thank Allah for the little that he's given you, he will multiply it in Shackleton, let us see the Nico, show gratitude. Allah says I will multiply give you more no gratitude I take away

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that's why there are some people, Allah took everything away from them. They are so contented and so happy. And some people they have everything but they're not happy. It's to do with the connection with Allah.

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So Allah Almighty is telling us about this beautiful story that occurred, these people planned to trample upon this man whom Allah elevated as a direct result of what they did.

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Their plan to drop him was exactly Allah's plan to elevate him, you follow?

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So much so that if they had not taken him to that well and dropped him in, he wouldn't have come out where he came out, he wouldn't have been sold and that wouldn't have happened. So it's like a Skittle effect reverse

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and listen to the

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most serious and amazing lesson from that entire story. And there are hundreds of lessons.

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The most amazing part is when he says yes, I am Yousuf and this is my brother.

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What did he say immediately after that to these guys who

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wanted to see him dead and for them he was dead.

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Brothers. He says.

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Now you sue for her.

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Garden Allah Allahu Allah Ina, Allah has indeed favored us. I am use of this is my brother, Allah has favored us.

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Wow. In Humann, Turkey why else be fair in Allah, Allah agilon More Sunni. Indeed the one who has developed the correct relation with Allah meaning develop that Taqwa consciousness of Allah, and the one who is patient. Those are the two qualities you need. Patience, which means it's going to take some time and Taqwa steadfastness, consciousness of Allah I always say Taqwa the deeper meaning of it is to develop the correct relationship with Allah that will save you from hellfire. Grant your entry into jannah inshallah.

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What will happen to those who have Sabra and Taqwa

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this man is telling them

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Allah will never waste the reward of those who do good. Which means goodness is in those two things supper and Taqwa my brothers and sisters. Whatever you're going through sub Taqwa. Be conscious of Allah. Don't allow yourself to fall. And if you've ever fallen out of human error, come back in repentance quickly, soon as you can. Oh, ALLAH forgive my shortcomings. I know, forgive my sins. I know those that I don't know. Forgive me, grant me steadfastness. If I have fallen, Oh Allah, I have not fallen out of defiance of you. You are my Lord, You dictate. I believe in everything. I know what's halal. What's haram? Oh Allah, I'm trying my best wherever I have made a mistake. It's human

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weakness, not defiance of Your Majesty. So forgive me. Allah says, Forgive me.

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Like I say, the biggest hope that I have.

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And the greatest smile on my face when it comes to me looking at Toba and forgiveness and knowing that Allah has forgiven me in sha Allah by His will and mercy. You know what it is something unique.

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It is what the first of our species, my greatest grandfather and yours did. What did he do?

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Well, Allah sent him Allah created him in a beautiful garden, known as Jana. You know, there is detail as to where exactly that was. Was it the paradise we're going to go back to? No, it wasn't. So it's a paradise. It's a different type of garden. Jana in Arabic means garden. It's a paradise of a different nature. It was called Jana tulip tila. The Paradise we're going to go to is eternal. There's nothing prohibited in it. It's fully halal. Totally Halal certified.

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You might not find the stamp there but anyway inshallah.

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That was another

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Place, Allah tells him

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and his wife, do what ever you want here but don't touch this tree because what he did, he went to touch the tree.

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Allah says, Do what ever you want but don't eat from the fruit of this tree. Guess what he did? Exactly what Allah told him not to a Yo yo, yo, yo yo.

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Imagine everything is okay, but not the street. And the man, my greatest grandfather in for the tree

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and ate from it.

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And what gives me hope. I read the story. I'm shocked in the sense that now that I'm older, imagine Allah tells you listen, everything you can do, don't have this apple. And that's the apple, you went for it. By the way. According to the Islamic teachings, it was not an apple. That's that comes from the Israelis that comes from it was just a fruit of the tree, something from that tree.

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And that's the exact thing he did. But what's of greater importance is that as soon as he says, Oh ALLAH forgive me, Allah says You're forgiven. Oh, he did something serious, serious. It was the only sin that could have happened at the time

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that Allah told him not to do he did. So isn't that for all of us a sense of hope.

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Allah has told us not to do certain things, and we've done them. Honestly, I'm included in that. Why should I take myself out? Who am I? I'm just like you You are my brothers and sisters.

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And so when we've done things we were not supposed to do or we haven't done things that we were supposed to do. Quickly turn back to Allah in the homeland yet who else believe in Allah, Allah, you have the original machine and if you bear patience, and you are steadfast, Allah will never ever throw away your reward. You will see it a day will come when victory comes in your direction. You know what the brother said immediately? God who? Allah He laka raka Allah, Allah in, oh, we swear by Allah, that Allah has elevated you above us on this day.

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Thank you. Thank you guys.

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Didn't you You wanted to kill me, didn't you?

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You guys did some nasty things.

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You really didn't want me to come up in life. I came up against all odds. It didn't say it that way. But that's what happened.

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He was not arrogant. You know what he said? They said, Indeed, Allah has favored you. Allah raised you above us. We were trying to rise above you. Allah raised you above us and guess what happened thereafter? And this is the end of it.

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He quickly come the situation he says May Allah forgive you. He is most forgiving, Most Merciful. May Allah forgive you. He's most forgiving. He says latter three ballet camellia Hola, hola, como. He didn't wait to rub salt in the wound like we would love to do Mashallah.

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Pay for this, my sister.

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He didn't do that. No rubbing of salt. decent fellow, top man, handsome guy. Blessed by Allah, amazing human being. He suffered so much more than any one of us.

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He went through struggle upon struggle, according to one ration 40 years later,

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there was a conclusion

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40 years, some of us for months and we say Allah is not listening to me.

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For my four days, I remember a guy we told him if you do this and this and you, you read Salat al Fajr. And you ask ALLAH and you cry into heaven. Allah will give you anything. The guy comes back after four days he says, I've been trying to hurt you. Nothing's happened. I said.

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The prophets of Allah 40 years they cried for days. Come on. You haven't even started bro.

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But Allah can give Allah knows where we sometimes it gives us just like that.

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So that's it. He didn't rub salt on the wound. What did he do? He just says,

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I'm going to today no retribution I'm no recompense. I'm not going to take retaliation, revenge, nothing at all. Nothing like that he by Lake como yo, Allah will forgive you. He is the most forgiving, Most Merciful. Go back home, take my shirt, give it to them. Give it to our father and bring all of them and come back here. And we give you guys a good time. Allahu Akbar. Would you do that? To your own brother who tried to kill you? No way. A lot of us would say no, I can't. It's not him. It's his wife was the problem actually.

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People say that it's not him is the wife.

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Wife Subhanallah blaming the wives for no reasonable.

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But that's an easy to scapegoat. It's a soft target as they say. My brothers and sisters May Allah bless all of us. I hope that these few words of motivation could actually help us to think and process things in the right direction. What beautiful verses were recited by Germany that actually prompted me to talk about the surah is one of my favorite students actually, and I have quite a few favorites for us. And inshallah I

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I'm very happy to be here in Luton I see some faces I recognize, some I don't, but all in all, we are all brothers and sisters in sha Allah pray for me and by the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah we pray for each other May Allah bless you and give you guys baraka and success and goodness and alleviate whatever struggles you may be going through health matters May Allah grant you the best of health and your loved ones to those who are not married. May Allah grant you spouses who will be the coolness of your eyes, those who are married May Allah make those spouses coolness of your eyes those who have children may Allah Almighty make them the best of children and those who

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don't have children may Allah bless you with the best of kids

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and may Allah grant all of us the best of this world and the next really I'm so delighted to see you guys like I said the last time I really love Luton

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and I don't know why

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but I came here a few times and I've been here quite a few times actually mashallah And subhanAllah I'm always happy always always so happy I don't even feel like getting off but guess what guess what is a munch waiting for us. Inshallah Baraka is that Kamala Farah cola COLA that was sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad