Mufti Menk – Bonding the Hearts of the Ummah

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The importance of protecting one another and avoiding negative perception is emphasized in the Islam segment. The speakers emphasize the need to avoid confusion and malice towards Muslims, educate oneself, and develop a habit to avoid small talk. The segment also touches on the negative impact of human behavior on society and the importance of protecting one's ability to earn money and achieve success. educating oneself and one's ability to overcome negative behavior is also emphasized.
AI: Transcript ©
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah mabuti Rahmatullah al Ameen. Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Tabby Norman tibia humby, Isla Medina bad.

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We praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah sin blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, may Allah bless them all, bless all his companions and bless every single one of us. I mean, brothers, I see a lot of smiles. And I'm really very happy to be in Trinidad today to be in this Caribbean region, or the West Indies should I say. And really, it brings great joy to see the large numbers of brothers and sisters who are so dedicated. And I've definitely picked up one thing, people have very good hearts. And the message I have for you is do not allow shavon to put a cover on that good heart, so that those whom you live with and those

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around you, do not realize that you actually have a good heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, bless us and purify our hearts. Brothers and sisters, we have a crisis in the Muslim Ummah, the oma is bleeding as we speak.

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You and I know very well that there are crises across the globe, which definitely are

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within the region that the Muslims happen to live. So whether we're talking of Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Pakistan, or Egypt, or Syria, or Yemen or Bangladesh, or Burma, or Somalia or Ethiopia, Eritrea, these are countries where the Muslims are and the crises happen to be connected to the well being of the Muslim in.

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In fact, so much so that if we go further afield, even to countries where we are in a minority, we find that there is there are certain things that are happening in the Muslim Ummah, that can be avoided.

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And it's important for us to know how best we can avoid these things, matters where Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it very clear out in your own law, how Rasulullah Donna has our own fat of Chateau de Hong Kong was blue in LA saw meaning obey Allah and His or soon

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and do not dispute amongst one another. The arguments that we have the bickering, the malice, the little debates that are or that would result in hatred. There is a very big difference between arguing, debating, bickering, being jealous, creating hatred on one hand, and educating ourselves on the other. So when we say we should not be arguing and debating, we are not saying that forget about educating yourselves religiously, no, we should educate ourselves in a professional way, in a manner that would result in two things. The minimum one is those who have the knowledge to disseminate it beautifully and two is those who are trying to purify their knowledge, to be able to understand to

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be able to comprehend in an environment that is so conducive and beautiful for that particular type of education. But getting back to the verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly says, Latin as zero, do not turn towards you know, tannaz or two people are required for it. two parties are required for it, which means each one is pulling towards his own, may Allah protect us. So what would happen shaytan would find it very easy to come through to the little crack and chisel it in a way that it becomes two major mountains over a period of time yet it was only a hairline fracture. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and Allah says if you are going to dispute in that way,

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then tough Shalu Fattah shall which means it will result in the unsuccessful illness. Professional means failure. So as an oma obviously Islam will not fail, but the members of the oma may taste individual failure and sometimes

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Collective failure within specific groupings? May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant the strength and what would happen as you and I know, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it very clear for us. In the Quran, he says, what are the habari hokum? Your strength as an oma shall go away? Today, look at us, we are more than 2 billion on the globe, you know that. We all know that. But do we really care for one another, sometimes within our own families, and within our own circles and communities, someone dies, or someone suffers a loss, and others are excited, they say show that brother deserved it. So we have this negative perception of one another, sometimes a small thing happens and immediately we

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think he did it because he hates me. He doesn't like me, he wants to destroy me. And then then what happens we start doing things. Whereas when the brother or sister initially did something, they did it innocently, they did it with a good heart. But because our hearts are contaminated, sometimes we find we tend to think that the hearts of others are also similarly contaminated. This is dangerous. So Allah says, You will lose your strength. So what's the point of having 2 billion Muslims when the strength is so badly lost, that if anything, we are busy fighting each other, in some countries, killing each other? May Allah protect us, it's about time this stopped, we will always have

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differences, there will never ever be a time when we do not have any difference whatsoever. Take a look at the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu they too,

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had differences of opinion amongst themselves. Wherever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam issued a decree solving the matter It was resolved, and the times he agreed with both parties. Take a look at the issue of reading Salah to an acid in an area of Bhanu Cordova were one of the Jewish clans was based in the outskirts of Madina munawwara where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam instructed his companions, la you suddenly do como la sala ilahi, Benny Cordova, none of you should read Salah to Lhasa until you get to blucora. So some of them understood that this merely means we should rush, and we should not delay getting to that area, and others interpreted it that you are

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not allowed to read the answer today. Because it is not connected to the time for today. It's connected to the place. So you cannot read it anyway, besides that particular place. So some of them on the road, they read the answer because the time was becoming expired, and others decided that No, we are not going to read it even if it means the time expires. Because today, the answer is connected to a place and not a time. When they went to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam later on discussing a major issue. One of the pillars of Islam was Salah, to read or not to read, to delay, or to read a little bit earlier. That was the issue. And he confirmed that both of them or both of

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the groups. They they arrived at their conclusion based on what they understood was the instruction of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he explained that they were both correct yet, they were two opposite opinions. This is why I say at times, we will have opinions amongst ourselves for as long as we base them on that which is proper, that which is authentic, we will tolerate one another my brothers and sisters, sometimes you may have people who base things on that which might not be authentic, how best to explain to them, sometimes we need to think about because in the process of trying to correct a person where he or she is going wrong in two or three matters. We then tend to

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create dispute in 50 other matters. It's like a person

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who really is wishing for something grand. And in the process in the process. He loses what he has in his own hand. You know there is a saying there is a saying regarding how you should not destroy your own heart by looking at the bungalow of somebody else. Someone has a beautiful mansion, and you are living happily in your heart. And if you keep on looking at that mansion every day, you begin to lose the appreciation of what you have in your heart. So you will not be happy here in your heart, nor will you ever get that bungalow. It reminds me of a dream that one of the brothers said he had a long long time ago. It's obviously something to benefit from where he says I had a dream

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And in that dream, someone was offering me some money. And I really needed the money and he is telling me Look, you either take the 10,000 or I'm giving you nothing. And he says I kept on telling him No, I need 20,000

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until it was almost in my hand and I still kept on saying I need 20,000 and a while later he says something happened in my eye opened and I realized it was just a dream. And I had no money in my hand. So I tried closing my eyes and saying, Okay, give me the 10,000 It's fine.

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We are law protects us It does not work that way. Really in the oma sometimes what we do is to try and solve one problem, the way we have chosen to address it creates another 10 problems and this is where we are failing. My brothers and sisters, we need to know each one of us. If we do not feel the Brotherhood and the sisterhood, there is something wrong with us.

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If you do not feel the love of one another, even though one might be inclined slightly this way one might be inclined slightly that way Like I said, we will discuss we will educate we will try our best to come to that which is the best there is no doubt about that. But if we do not feel the link with one another, there is something wrong with our email. The enemies have got grip of us more so shape and the devil is holding us firm.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so concerned about the Kufa getting the right message that sometimes he bent over backwards in a way that the Sahaba did not understand. But it was revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala give you an example. Take a look at her davia when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the army of Muslim men or should I say the group because they were unarmed. The group of the Muslims had arrived in the outskirts of Mecca to the merkabah wanting to go for Amara, which is something great, Mashallah. They were not allowed to go in, they were told no, go back by the people of Mecca. It resulted in

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a treaty known as the Treaty of Arabia. If you know the details of that treaty, what happened is, there was something written down by one camp, and they were discussing the clauses and the kuffaar came up and said, you know what you wrote Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, take out the word Rasulullah because we don't believe that you are a pseudo law. So how can you say we have an agreement with the Messenger of Allah when we don't believe you are the Messenger of Allah? That's a heavy one. That's a very heavy one. The Sahaba Allah and we're not prepared to do that. But Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam instructed them, take it out.

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What? Take it out, was out Why? We believe La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah wa sallam, but we are trying to get to something here that is not only divinely inspired, but that will have greater results, then this particular matter that they are debating about right now.

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Then they said, okay, something else, we want to remove this clause as well. There was another clause where they had said, anyone from amongst you Who, who deflects or who

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turns away and comes to us, we're not going to send them back to you. But from amongst us, anyone who comes to you, you've got to send them back. That is the height of injustice is unfair. Imagine someone says you're allowed to charge.

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You're not allowed to charge me a profit, but I am allowed to charge you what what are you talking about? It's one way traffic, it doesn't work that way. But Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said, agree with it. It's okay. How many Muslims are actually going to go away? May Allah protect us. The clause was And not only that, later on, he implemented that Subhana Allah

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and verses were revealed. It's a long story, but the with the point being made here is he sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught us that he was so concerned about sending the correct message. And he knew that now that he has a treaty with these kuffaar of Quraysh it will give him an opportunity to spread the wings of the deen or the message of the deen further a show to go to various other places and by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala that would result in so much

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in terms of strength of the Muslim ummah. And it did. A few years later, they returned to Mecca to Nakayama they were victorious. But if he was stumbling upon it to say no, that close will stay. No, this close is unfair, they would never have arrived at the solution. They would have been more problems, more difficulty. They might have been war, whatever they might have been. Allah knows it didn't happen. But we are thinking about what if the same with us, brothers and sisters, when we pick up that my sister in Islam or my brother in Islam or a group of brothers or sisters has for example, an issue or two that means

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To be dealt with, the way we choose to deal with it would really make it clear as to whether we are following the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or not. This is why you and I know when Allah subhanho wa Taala sent Musa alayhis salam and Harun Allah Masha Allah, Allah peace be upon both of them, and upon all the other messengers and upon us as well. I mean,

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to the worst of the time, he told them for Kula Allahu Colella, Yin Allah, Allah.

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Shah, go to them, go to him to the Pharaoh, the two of you and speak to him with soft words so that he may remember it may act as a reminder and he may fear Allah is something may come into his heart that will result in him

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turning go and speak to him with cane software's laying means something soft something palatable you know when you talk to someone say hey, I get out go there, they won't but you say my brother You know there is a door there is an air conditioned once you go to the other side. It's so cool and comfy and walk out Mashallah walk out without you completing your sentence. Why? Because you sold the product last October, people who are businessmen and I'm sure most of us here we know we are in business somehow. Brothers and sisters, we know when there is a product to be sold. We even cover the defect of the product sometimes now the villa safe goddess and we tell them no, it's excellent.

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It's the best and you know, it's not the best Come on, you know, it's like I found that Yoda salesmen driving a Mercedes Allahu Akbar, Allah protect us and he's busy selling us his product. Don't worry, I'm a customer inshallah. Allah grant us goodness.

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My brothers and sisters, if we are ready to sell our product to earn a few dollars to earn a little bit of money, we are ready to sell our product with beautiful words. Believe me, the deen we have is the most valuable product ever, ever. If you can speak to people in a way that makes them want to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, you ever succeeded by the will of Allah. It's the success of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But sadly with us and sometimes even with people who may be in position of leadership shaytan comes to all of us believe me, no single person can say shaytan Not me, no one is capable of Allah and here. So shaytan comes to us and makes us think bad things about one another. No, this person is my brother. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam spoke with Abu Jamal, with with disciplined words Subhana Allah, He spoke he addressed the co founder of koresh with disciplined words. He did not speak to them with disrespectful terms. No, he didn't. And today, we are not talking about a puja Hall and the others, people who are saying the same Shahada as you just because you have two three

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differences with them. And we acknowledge there are differences. It does not mean you can start swearing and bickering and spreading and saying this and that if that is the case, the day you suffer a loss, they will be happy and the day they suffer a loss you will be happy. And then what happened across the globe and what is happening across the globe will not be avoidable.

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So it's about time we woke up and faced reality that if you would like a strong oma and so would I it's about time we realize that the treatment of one another the way we are tackling our issues needs to be revisited. The way we are tackling the matters of division needs to be revisited. And why I reiterate this everywhere we go on the globe, we have the same crisis. They will tell you oh this person belongs to that that person's belong to that that person is belong and Brother, what are you?

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What am I I'm a Muslim Subhan Allah if you want to divide any further Believe me, my mathematical table has no division sign, Allahu Akbar. No, we only multiply and add and sometimes we would like to subtract that which is bad May Allah protect us as for division sign, my calculator doesn't have that sign. So if you are asking me what are you based on the fact that you want to drop someone into a box to divide the oma? We will tell you no division sign we are Muslims.

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We are Muslims. Do you have a difference of opinion with others? Oh, by all means we probably will. We may have differences of opinions with our own spouses. That doesn't make them bad people. You know, some people say I cannot stand her food but Wow, she's a beautiful mother. She's looked after my children. So what did you do my brother to solve the problem? I employed a cook Mashallah lucky wife. She might have been cooking like that purposely. Who knows?

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So people need to know how to solve crisis. today. My brothers and sisters, we are ready to sacrifice almost all of us. Almost all of us are ready

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to sacrifice to earn a little bit of money, but we are not ready to sacrifice in order to bring the oma together.

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And what's the point of packing knowledge into your mind and into your heart? When it's not doing anything to your character and conduct? It's not bringing you down to earth. It's making you more arrogant, the more you know, the more the rest of the Muslims are actually cafe. Allah, oh, hey, what's this mentality? Where did it come from? And how did it get there? It is the arrogance that the devil happens to place within a person sometimes, who happens to have some knowledge. And this is why I don't waste your time with ignorant people. But make sure that your heart is clean. Make sure that you feel the love between yourselves even if there is a minor difference. And sometimes,

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there might be a major difference which needs to be made clear that look, brother, I believe that this is not exactly the right way of doing things because of x, y, and Zed, but my brother, there are so many other common points that we can work on. However, let's discuss this matter as time passes. And let's exchange notes. SubhanAllah.

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Look at how important that is the way we deal with it. Because if we are just going to stand up and say, brother, I'm not prepared to talk to you, I'm not greeting you. But brother, sister, the Shahada is being read, who knows that person might die in a condition better than mine and yours, there might come a time later on where maybe I have died. And 1020 years later, the other person dies, and they might die in a condition that was much more pure than I did. Only Allah knows. So remember, don't lose hope. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not lose hope in us in the sense that he continued and he continued, and not just him but even the other messengers of Allah subhanho wa

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Taala. for years on end, they continued look at new alayhi salatu salam

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in spirit inspiration can be grown by his sacrifice 950 years imagine when we talk to the youngsters about it, they say the only thing they want from it is the age lock about why

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the age they want the age because May Allah protect us I hope it's not so that we can continue sinning May Allah grant us goodness, if we want that age in order to obey Allah instruction Alhamdulillah. But a lot of the times when people want lots of wealth, and they want lots of years to live, it's not really for the right reasons. May Allah make us the exception.

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So no alayhis salam, he tells his people, he says, All my people come to Allah engaging is to farm, you know, turn to the one who created you logical, common point of call, where he is saying, worship, whoever made you.

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You cannot debate with that statement. Worship whoever made you put your head on the ground and say, Oh, you made me I worship you Subhana Allah, nobody can debate with that. That's Islam. That is what he was calling towards. That is what we all call towards, put your head on the ground and say, Oh, you who made me You are the greatest or be what's the meaning of Rob, be you who ever made me, whoever is in control of every aspect of my existence, sustains me nourishes me, cherishes me, grants me everything I have, is in absolute control of everything. He is known as a boon. So we say Subhana Allah be Allah Allah, we are praising Allah, praising the one who made us, whoever is in

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control of my whole life. I put my head on the ground for you now, and I'm praising you, you are indeed the owner of all praise. That's what we are doing. No one can debate with it. So no, Holly Salam was telling his people his zero, Rebecca, seek the forgiveness of your Rob. Rob, meaning the one who made you the one who's in control, the one who's sustaining you is nourishing you. You grew up through his power Subhana Allah?

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No, do you know what

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an average

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of two, listen carefully, an average of two

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to six people a year, accepted his message.

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So the smallest figure in the narrations is 11. That in 950 years, 11 people accepted his message. And the biggest number is 80. So it's one of the two figures. Let's take at for example, less than 10 people every 100 years. Imagine what type of dedication did this man have? Today? We we do not even have that type of feeling towards one another. We cannot wait for 95 seconds, let alone 950 years. The brother you just hear him saying something, you know,

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and suddenly say he's afraid to talk to him. Don't look at him. Well, if he's a stray and you don't talk to him and you don't look at him, How then is he going to get the message from Han Allah? No, no, no, no, he belongs to this and he belongs. So tomorrow when the enemy wants us, he doesn't need to come and do anything. He just needs to sit back and put a drop of honey

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on a table, have you ever heard the one about a honey on a table? Let me explain. They say

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that shaytan wanted to

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cause havoc in chaos, and he wanted to show how he doesn't really do it. He doesn't really do it, but he instigates it. You know, people say

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Subhana Allah Ramadan has just ended. People say, when the devil is tied up in Ramadan, how come we get angry? And so when we say that's you becoming the devil, may Allah protect us. May Allah safeguard us, we don't want that to happen. So what he did, he just put a drop of honey on the corner of a table and he went to he sat back and he's watching shaytan. And so a fly came the fly set on the honey.

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And the fly set on the honey elicit game.

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And the lizard got hold of the fly, ate the fly. A little while later, rat came

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call it a rat or a mouse, whatever you'd like to call it. It came in got hold of the lizard, the lizard was eaten. A little while later, a cat came. The cat came and did a direct subpanel A coated and at a little while later a dog came when the dog came in at cat.

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A little while later, the owner of the cat came. He saw the dog. And he started beating it up

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beating it up thoroughly. And A while later the owner of the dog came and he saw his dog being beaten up. So he started beating up this time, not what was he beating up but who was he beating up? It became a human being. And the two started beating each other up until one died. murdered. And Satan goes away. droplet of honey Allahu Akbar, may Allah protect us. We have these droplets of honey in our own homes. And sometimes, you know, in our own communities where something minor and we allow it to spiral such that even the devil becomes ashamed of who of what we're doing. Now Allah protect us. It's about time we discuss the matters. And you know, you get wise cracks, you know,

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what's a wise crack? A guy who sits and says no, no, no, no, no. But you know what? He is a deviant? How can he say that we should be having a genuine feeling for those people who are astray. Well,

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if that's the case, then that's the problem we have in the oma, this is what's happening across the globe. The enemy no longer needs to do anything. He just needs to drop the honey and go back. And what happens? We start fighting amongst ourselves doing a better job than any enemy would have done. Had he compassionately Believe me, take a look at the globe. Look at what's happening to the oma today, no enemy could have done a better job than we are doing on our own. Why? The hatred of the heart? That's what it is. The jealousy, the ill feeling. You got two differences, Brother, you are a cafe finished out of the door. What is this? Well, ah, it's about time we woke up. Really, that is

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the only ingredient that is required to create a huge Inferno and to burn down a lot of the goodness of the oma. And it's happened. And we are facing a crisis because today, sadly, it has overtaken the knowledgeable as well, with knowledgeable people who don't have experience and expertise. Perhaps they haven't traveled the globe, perhaps they haven't seen perhaps they are being instigated by little children who don't even know what is going on on the globe as an Obama people who just have a concern about their own little click, and they don't realize we have an Obama to tackle or to deal with, or to protect should I say, and therefore we have people flying the or passing these comments

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flying around, that are really destructive for the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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This is why respect anyone who is doing good work. And someone who's doing something bad. Think of the most beautiful way of educating them. It might not take a day or two, it might not take a year or two, it might take more than 10 years, it might be longer than your lifetime. But you need to really create. You need to really create that environment that will result in people wanting to know the truth. That's what it is.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. So much comes to my mind. But when we see beautiful people sitting all together, and we think to ourselves, my brothers and sisters, I definitely feel the love for you definitely feel it in my heart. And I haven't even asked you my brother, which sick do you belong to before I declare my love for you, my brother I love you. You say the Shahada. You're in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brother we have so much in common tomorrow. If I see you being bitten by a lion inshallah, I won't become that lion but inshallah I will go and bite that lion. Lo Akbar, Allahu Akbar. This is the way it should be.

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And if you notice, Mashallah, there is an awakening, people are realizing that we are being trampled upon because of minor issues. And like I said at the beginning of this talk, and I reiterated

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Let us not think that by saying

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that we should not be holding malice against one another, that we should not be educating one another. That's not what we've said, we should be educating one another, we should be discussing, we should be trying, we should be learning more. Do you know that there are Muslims who are fed up of Islam now, because of the bickering that's happening amongst people who are supposed to be considered leaders. So you go here, and they talking bad about those guys, you go there, they talking bad about these guys. So the guys in the middle say, you know what, I neither want to go here, nor do I want to go there. So they look in front of them, they see a nightclub. And that's

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where they are.

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Why? Because we are busy fighting behind the scenes. But had we respected one another look, brother, we do have a few differences. For example, maybe it might be this and this and these are the reasons why they are there. But Alhamdulillah these people are doing good work. And Subhan Allah let us support each other when it comes to goodness, when it comes to goodness. One day, I spoke about this, and some people misconstrued the whole talk and the whole topic. Do you know that today? If there was a natural disaster, may Allah protect this beautiful country? If there was a natural disaster in this country, you would have to cooperate with the non Muslims? Do you know that? And

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they would probably save your lives and you will probably help save this. Do you know that? Not probably but almost certainly.

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Why? Because

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you would have to unite on a common purpose. That's what it is. That does not mean we are saying give up your deen let me give up my Deen we come up as atheist all of us stupidity is what would understand that

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we're not saying that keep your deen we keep our Deen we discussed Mashallah. We want to get to the truth. Yes, without any form of you know, we have no doubt in that that yes, we would definitely believe that what we have is firm and it's correct but Common Ground Mashallah I will have to unite with you to clean up society and community from this nuclear waste that is perhaps affecting if it is there, and so on. Or there is an earthquake, I will help take out your family from under the rubble and you help take out my family from under the rubble. And who are you brother, he could be a gay for all ik May Allah protect us, may Allah safeguard us, that does not mean we are united in

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faith with people who are doing things that may be absurd. That doesn't mean we're united in faith. So the term unity does not necessarily mean you give up everything you have, and I give up everything I have. And we come to a common ground where you know, we've come up with some atheism or something silly, no, the term unity would mean wherever possible, we would need to work together. That's what it means we would need to work together and we respect the difference that we have. And at the same time, we acknowledge we are human beings, and we discuss as well. And the only way you would be this you would be able to discuss properly is when you are educated on that particular

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topic. So therefore go out and learn and learn more.

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And look at the other side of the coin. See why they are saying what they are saying so that you can be in a better position

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to educate others. May Allah protect us. I have come across many people who have asked me questions about the deen. And they asked me questions about oh, I believe maybe this is unfair, and that's unfair. How is it that this verses in the Quran? And how is it that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said this and that, and you know, it sounds very bad and unfair. It's all due to ignorance. People have not taught each other what is right and what is wrong. And yet, we have so much time to bicker and to engage in speech that is futile, that does not help the oma so they will know that we hate those guys. But bottom line they say when the prophet SAW Selim said this, I disagree with him.

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stokfella estavela. So these are the type of statements that are coming out of our young generation. If you don't know that, I am telling it to you. Why? Because we are busy doing something that is less important than educating them. So make it your business to go out and learn, learn and learn more Subhanallah and never ever think for a moment that you are the only person who's doing good. No goodness has more than a million different avenues you might be engaged in one, there are another 999,999 avenues that you haven't even smelled Subhan Allah

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May Allah safeguard us. So this is why we believe that we will support one another in goodness we will try our best we will feel the love that we have with one another. That is how we can revive the oma. That is how we can revive the strength of the oma and at the same time. We will discuss matters we will educate ourselves, we will try our best to return to what brought about the initial change when Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was sent to mankind.

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Subhana Allah

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We would have to go back, study his life. Look at what he did look at what the Sahaba of the lavon did. And we would have to realize and recognize our mission in this dunya it's not just to enjoy everything at the expense of the rights of others, and at the expense of the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala over us No, we are to enjoy within limits, understanding that this enjoyment is very, very limited to the pleasure of Allah, we need to get enjoyment by reading Salah enjoyment by dressing appropriately enjoyment by abandoning that which will earn the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala enjoyment by sacrificing to save your marriage.

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A lot of marriages are breaking, for what reason, to be honest with you. Such a small reason that when the person is over and done with five years later, they look back and regret to say, you know what, she was a wonderful person, it was me, who was the miss my brother too late, she's married someone else and has three other children too late Alhamdulillah. So this is why we say today, we're not prepared to sacrifice for so many things that we are supposed to be sacrificing for in order to earn eternal peace. We ready to give it up but materialism, we're ready to sacrifice for in a lot of cases where rather I want to buy a new car, okay, I need to work hard. I'm going to save I'm gonna

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do this. And so now come home, you need to buy bread and milk and you say no, no, no, because you savings to buy your car. See, I hope that doesn't happen here too, that

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I need to buy my car and you don't even know that you buy the car. First things first big accident is made. May Allah safeguard all of us. And then you regret to say no ways I shouldn't have bought that car, my brother. That's because you are running behind materialism. And I wanted to show you that this is all completely within the dunya it will come to an end.

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It is a law that is eternal. All this is non eternal. Don't help us when we go into the grave. Nobody's going to write a certificate to say this man drove a BMW please help him Oh, Angel of Death. You know, let him have a comfortable ride with a condition. No, all specs, you know, low What do they call it low profile? Big magnums. You know, nothing like that is going to happen. This man's bank account just before he closed his eyes was sitting at 35 million, please help him? Does it happen?

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It is irrelevant. Your money that you left behind your children are killing each other for that they stopped talking to each other really, the car that you left behind is is got spider webs in it because everybody's fighting over it. And the court case is already two years. And by that time the value of it is crashed, that you are so what will happen is going to go to the scrapyard. You don't realize but we were running behind all those things now within the grave. May Allah protect us. So we'd rather enjoy the life Mashallah, you know, if you have a comfortable ride, we all are searching for a comfortable ride, but use the ride in that comfort to enjoy coming to the masjid Subhana

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Allah, then your BMW will come to your help

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in the grave. Why? Because you always used it to come into the right direction. Yes, you have wealth, use it to assist others use it to pay off the debts of some people use it, perhaps to help the homeless perhaps to reach out to those who, you know, sometimes you have very wealthy people, but they will not give a small amount of time to those who owe them money and are struggling to pay them back. But they know that this is just loose change for me. So people are living in misery because they owe a multimillionaire. $1,000 which they cannot afford. Really, you know, it's a different story. If someone is just ducking and diving and they just don't want to give it to you,

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then you can put a bit more pressure on them. But someone is really struggling and you are a tycoon. And you really do not need that wealth immediately. And you pressing them so much that their marriage is on the brink. And perhaps their children are struggling and they have so much other difficulty and problem. It's because we have not read the Quran. And we don't know the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, where he says, whoever gives respect to such a person, Allah will give them respect in the life after death.

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And Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, In the Quran, if a person is struggling, financially, they owe you money, give them more time, it's better for you, you will earn a great reward as it is Allah who gave you, you know, there was one brother, he told me the story himself. And he says, a certain man owed me a certain amount of money. And I began to put pressure on him and so on. In one day, he came to me crying and I felt sorry for him. And he said the money was owed at this on a specific date and I gave him one more month and he was so happy and he says a few days

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Later, he had a robbery at his home and they hit his safe and they took all his money and they did so much damage and the only money that now he had was the money that this brother came to give him two days later,

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two days later, and he says I started off with it and I thought to myself, had he paid me two days earlier, even that would have gone

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look at the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes Allah knows why these things are happening. So my brothers and sisters, Mashallah, if you notice, I have tried to speak about bonding the hearts and try to speak about educating ourselves, bringing us together understanding we are part of one oma really feeling the love and believing that everyone has goodness in themselves, let us enhance that goodness, let us develop it, let us grow it and the evil that we might have from the devil from the shape. And in that case, we need to eradicate it work hard on eradicating your bad habits. Everyone has goodness. Never ever think that I am right off. I'm a person who's done too much bad.

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And now you know, it's over. I don't need to, you know, there's no mercy for me as it is I'm going to Johanna. So no matter what is the case, I'd rather just keep on doing everything wrong. Because as long as I enjoy, I'll just enjoy here later on, I won't enjoy it's fine. Well, I hate that type of mentality is absurd. It is absolute nonsense. Allah loves you. That's why you are listening to this today. That's why you are in the house of Allah today. If you did not have a link with your maker, you would not be here.

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There is some form of a link between you and your maker. That's why you are seated here. So develop the link, don't waste time, develop it, strengthen it. When you come to the house of someone, it's only because they've invited you there or you're welcome there. So we feel welcome in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why I always tell the people who are in charge of massage it. Never ever give people who come to the masjid or feeling that they are not welcome. Because brother it's not your house. It's the house of Allah, whatever brought them here. They came to the house of their maker. Make them feel welcome. Greet them smile at them. And you don't need to start saying Brother

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What brought you here today? Do you have a problem? A court case or something? How can you hear

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that would really be chasing people out of the machine. We all have issues. Sometimes Allah invites a person to his house by creating an issue in his life. So it's a big invitation card to say My house is down the road, we can help you solve your problem come and what happened? That was a huge tax problem that you had with the tax department. And so Mashallah you found the door of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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It was a health matter that overtook you at an age when you thought you were the strongest person, but because you were far from Allah, and Allah loves you so much. He just tapped on you and said, here's the invitation, come down the road. So we found ourselves earlier than fudger. We are here why Allah invited you come, and then the people in the masjid start asking you, Brother, why are you here? So my brother, that shouldn't be the case, my sister, that shouldn't be the case. Whenever we are doing good work, let people feel a part of it. Even if they are not so much a part of it. Give them the feeling Brother, you are one of us. You are a part of us. That's the oma that's how we will

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progress then the enemy would not be able to divide us, then the enemy would not be able to use one of us against another of us. This is why and I'm going to end with this verse. Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly towards the end of circle and fell when Latina cafo ba boom

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Illa de Fallujah. fitna,

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Gabby, the kuffaar are all protectors of one another.

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The kuffaar stand up for one another, the kuffar defend one another, the kuffaar are united when it comes to the defense of one another. If you are not going to operate in a similar manner, they will be great chaos and corruption on Earth. What that means is you also need to stand up for one another, you also need to unite with one another against that which is harming the oma at large you also need to be protectors of one another. So let us remember when shaytan comes in make you feel that you know what, this guy doesn't have a sidewalk in his pocket. So he is a deviant then you need to know that means that he shavon shavon came to your heart and made you think this guy's goofy

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autopia on his head is not appropriate. So therefore he's not one of us. That is shapen that came to you this man he's Toby's like this or like that or his shirt is like this or like that. Therefore this if we are going to do that, we will be dividing ourselves so much so that we will have to divide the top half of our body from the bottom half. Allah protect us. And literally I mean that because your mind might be thinking something your heart is

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thinking something else, and your hands and feet are doing a third thing altogether. So if that's the case, my brothers and sisters, let us understand we will get nowhere.

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We need to learn let's educate ourselves. Let's get back to the deal. Let's get back to what was the message of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he brought together by the help of Allah warring factions of osun hazaragi and that was by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If that is what was the result of following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instruction with those who are really at war came to peace, then what about us, those who are inshallah, within a specific type of piece by the will of Allah, we can create more peace and we can unite ourselves. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us I hope the few words I've said have really had an impact firstly on myself, then everyone else

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inshallah until we meet again, or sallallahu wasallam or Baraka Island, Amina Muhammad

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a day

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August/September 2013,  Kuthuba given at Masjid-ul-Muttaqeen, Monroe Road Trinidad West Indies.

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