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Beware of Fraud

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, my brothers, my sisters, Mashallah tabarrok Allah, I want to speak about a type of fraud that happens very, very often. People use others faces and names in order to say things they want to say, when the person whose face they're using or the name they're using, that person has not uttered what has been said, Now, we need to know people for their style of speech, for the way they speak, the way they type, the type of messages they have, it's not so difficult if you were following someone in the sense that if you follow them carefully, to see what they do, how they speak, how they respond, how they interact, you would very easily pick up

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that this is not this person. So unfortunately, many people today have started putting putting up messages where they use my name, or any other person's name, to say what they want to say, someone put up a post speaking about the month of suffer, and saying that suffer means to suffer, you know, so people suffer in the month of suffer, so you're not allowed to get married in suffer, and they put my name on it. That's absolute nonsense, because it's not from the Quran, or the sooner and the marriages from the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, all the way up to now have been happening even in the month of suffer and some of the happiest marriages happen there. And there are

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marriages that happened in other months, sometimes they may or may not struggle, may Allah grant us all happiness in our marriages. So that was one message. Another message was what to read every night, they had a photo they had a face of myself, and this has been for the last four years, and it keeps doing its rounds. And people keep sending me this message. It has a big thumb on it. And then it says you've got to read this 21 times this 100 times this 200 times this how many ever times and so on. And they haven't said that I said it, but they just put a face in order to give the impression that it's for me. The same applies to other scholars, other people, they say words that

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were not uttered by those people. So remember, we live in an age where it is very important to authenticate and verify things before you believe them. If you don't do that, then you are the one to blame. Don't forward things without verifying the source. Very important. So if you don't know where it's coming from, who it's coming from, then why do you Why are you forwarding it, especially when it's a controversial message. I had another message of someone saying the moon is going to be doing bow around the Kaaba at 3:25am on this specific day and this and therefore everyone needs to stay awake. And if you make a dua at that time, then the angel gibreel will actually be taking that

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personally and making sure that it's responded to etc. I mean, come on. That is it's blasphemous, the way it's worded is so wrong, that is heard by Allah subhanho wa Taala at any time, and there is no such thing as the moon making power of around the cabin, etc, etc.

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And this has been doing its rounds for more than four years. There was another message that was saying that

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a person needs to read something in order for them meaning a crazy number of time of times in order for them to be able to bear children. Now, that was not for me. I never ever said that to bear children you will seek the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala you ask Allah and you know you try and look into the medical conditions you keep on seeking the help of Allah benevolent amin as well. Gina Ria Tina odorata Yun Jan nolimit, Akina mama they are general do as you can make, there's no specific wording. You can cry to Allah you can read Salah you can do so many things after Salah you can make a dua

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to Allah subhanho wa Taala crying within the Salah. The sooner or nephila you can make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala crying to Allah subhanho wa Taala after any good deeds, you can actually call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So remember that you need to quickly pick up this is not from this person, if you have that slight bit of interest if you really would like to know but what I realized is you know Allah says in the Quran what you value Kerala why you should message kulu larina la

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leukeran Medina mean dooney either Mr. Shawn, you know, when Allah known as mentioned, when people speak about how Allah alone needs to be worshipped, and Allah alone we call out to Allah alone, then those who don't really truly believe in the Hereafter, you know, they have a little reaction to it. They feel uneasy, they are not happy about it the minute you mentioned besides Allah, you know, if you want to have kids hang on this tree, if you'd like cure, then strip your clothes and going bathe yourself in the in the cross is you know, in the intersection of the the fall crossroads in the middle of the

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Night. And trust me, this has happened. People have said this to others and other stuff. Some have done it and some say, should we do it? I mean, how can you even ask the question? It's so foolish Come on. So this is something that we need to realize these things are absolute nonsense. Can you not pick it up? Do you not have imagined enough to know that we believe in Allah, we worship Allah alone. We respect people, we respect everyone, we respect humankind.

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So it's something that needed to be addressed. This type of fraud is becoming more and more, you know, in America and other places, they've had it. In fact, in so many countries, they have it

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on a political level as well, where you don't even know if the person actually said what they're purported to have said. They call it fake news. It happens in the Middle East all the time, you don't know what to believe what not to believe. People say things and they make it seem like it's so real. Yeah, it was not real.

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And people show videos that are photoshopped people take a video that was not for something, and they put something else on it. I've seen so many of those online, they take a video that is connected to something totally different. And they bring it a voice or they try to make it mean something that it wasn't Not at all. And people become passionate about it. And then you have religious people who don't know what social media is all about what the internet is all about, who sometimes fall for this as well. And they say, when I saw it, well, you didn't see it, you saw a video shocked video of that particular thing. And you thought that that's what it was. I mean,

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recently, I saw a video of

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a vehicle with an aircraft and so on. And I found out later on that that was just animation. It was not even real. And I was so I was so convinced when I when I saw it, I thought it was real. But there was something that told me, there's something wrong here. I couldn't pinpoint it. But it was too good to be true. And then I found out it's just an animation. So you see things and it's just an animation.

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Things that are not connected to what they are trying to be connected to have please my brothers and sisters, we're living in a dangerous age where information that gets to us at times is absolutely concocted it's wrong. And sometimes it's fake. Sometimes it's

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said to be from someone whom it's not from who it is not from, and especially when it comes to the deal. That's the most important thing Be careful. Be careful. You know, remember the five pillars of Islam are very simple, very easy halal and haram is begging it's quite clear. Yes, the few things that you may be confused about ask those whom you know, seek knowledge from those whom you know, because nowadays you even have something called sound bites you know, where people take small clips of things and make it seem like this person said this you know, it's very easy to cut up somebody's speech and make it look like this is what they said when they didn't even say that it's happened to

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me it's happened to others as well. And sometimes you have a supposedly intelligent people people in high positions who believe it and they actually act on it and they execute huge rulings based on something that was such a such a basic, you know, Photoshop or video shop or a sound bite that was with the wrong intention. My brothers and sisters, I am really so so

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serious that we need to do more about verification, find out things. Don't just believe people. Don't just listen to people, you know.

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Make sure that you know because you know, may Allah subhanho wa Taala benefit every one of us okay, on another topic.

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handler I'm on my way to Nigeria and inshallah we will be having an event this weekend by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala This video has been recorded November Mashallah 2018.

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And I've lost track of the date. Actually, don't ask me what the date is, but I know it's somewhere in the beginning of November.

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Mashallah tabarrok Allah. So, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all goodness and give us the ability to distinguish between right and wrong because if you don't have the consciousness of Allah you will never be able to distinguish between right and wrong. In Allah Allah conferred canon, if you

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are conscious of Allah, you have the taqwa the piety, Allah says, I will give you the photon the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, the ability to do these type of things, meaning to be, you know, Allah will grant you the ability to distinguish between darkness and light, you'll be able to pick up immediately No, I have this habit that when I hear things and people say this is the Hadith of the Prophet or seldom, I promise you when you read tons of Hadith, immediately, something will tell you just check this one. And when you check it, there will be something wrong, because it's not the wording of the problem.

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selam I mean, sometimes you can pick it up if someone were to read a verse that's not from the Quran and you have a strong connection with the pan, you will pick a mistake up immediately. So that my brothers and sisters is extremely important for us to know. This video will be going up on YouTube shortly inshallah, my youtube channel Mufti menk inshallah you will be able to, it's actually a verified channel it has next to eat a little gray tick the name has a green tick next to it on YouTube, so you can subscribe to that channel inshallah. When I put up any videos, it's important to share those videos to like them because nowadays whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,

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YouTube, if you who listen to it or who see it, do not interact with it either by liking or sharing or commenting then the the reach is minimized. So in order to benefit others free reward, you can like it you can comment you can actually say something and inshallah it will reach many more people by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I pray that Allah grant us goodness and the free reward that we're speaking about. Please pray that the oma oma is granted ease and goodness by Allah subhanho wa Taala and humanity at large is guided to the straight path. May Allah help us to discipline ourselves and become better people does that Camila hate Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa

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barakaatuh