The Call to Prayer

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Mufti Menk
Topic: The Call to Prayer

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was happy and we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. May Allah bless every one of you. And may Allah bless the oma at large May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless humanity at large. I mean,

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my beloved brothers and sisters,

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as we were seated here before,

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and we've come here to read Salah from Madrid,

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we heard the event being called you and I know that the plan is the call to prayer.

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In Islam, we have this call that is called out five times a day.

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And it is unique because generally, in other faiths, there is no one calling out before the prayer,

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say 20 minutes, 10 minutes, five minutes, or even just before the prayer, calling out to the people to say, Come to the prayer. There are different ways of doing it. One of them is the ringing of the bell, as you may hear from the churches. When it comes to the unique call of Islam, it's very important for us to remind ourselves and that's what I'm going to do today. What exactly is said, and why is it said?

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So you and I know that the commencement of that event, Allahu Akbar.

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Beautiful, always so beautiful, so lovely, that even those who don't understand it are impacted by it. Those who don't believe in it are impacted by it. Those who might not want to listen to it Subhana Allah, they are impacted by it. Do you know why it is declaring that the one who made you is the greatest? That's what he is saying. He who made you is the greatest he whom you are going to return to is the greatest? Can we ever debate that? The answer is no. You cannot debate that. Whoever made you is indeed the greatest who made me imagine we are so sophisticated. We have eyes, noses, etc. We have ears, none of it needs tuning, you know, the eyes are just looking so panela

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they adjust to the light to the brightness, they adjust to the distance and everything so beautifully. Whoever made that is indeed the greatest and who is that some kind of love, we call him or he calls himself Allah, but he has a lot of names, a lot of qualities. And you may call him with any one of his names or qualities when you are calling out to him or when you are mentioning his names or qualities. He says one in in asthma.

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Indeed, Allah has so many beautiful names, so use those names to call out to Him. From this we learn that it is the duty of a Muslim to learn the names of Allah and to use the different names to call out to Allah. Don't just use the name Allah, but use the name of Rahman Rahim Shafi, a Shafi, etc. Meaning when you're asking for cure, you say yeah, Shafi is Fini, for example, when you're asking for sustenance, you say a yassa zucchini, you know, oh you Who is the owner of sustenance, or you Who is the owner of cure, so I think we can all make an intention, inshallah, we're going to learn these names, we're going to use them to call out to Allah, we're going to try and understand their

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meaning because I can share with you another narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, where he says, indeed, in La ilaha illallah wa Taala. This atom what is in an Eastman Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has 99 names that if you were to memorize and you were to understand them, completely, memorize them, use them to call out to Him live by them, you would get genital filled those just by that you would get paradise. So we can make an effort to do that. The first step is to know what these names are. The second step is to know the meanings of these names. The third step is to ask yourself, Am I living within the meanings of these names? For example, if I say a Shafi is

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Allah, the owner of cure is Allah. Do I really believe that the owner of cure is Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, I will be going to the doctor because I have to, I will be going to, you know, receive medication or I will be going to diagnose what's wrong with me so that I can understand but I know ultimately, it's in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. whatever I'm doing is

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Because Allah has asked me to use the capacity that he's given me, in order to achieve in order to cure yourself by the will of Allah, the owner of cure. So these are some of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we understand them, we actually need to make an effort to understand them in a bigger way, and we will be rewarded. So when we have been called out to starting that, then he says, Indeed, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest.

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Allah is still the greatest.

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And one thing I've learned from this is, when you declare that Allah is the Greatest, you're actually declaring that he is in control of every aspect of existence. He does not do bad things. No, he does good things, we don't understand the goodness in what Allah subhanho wa Taala does, we don't understand that goodness. Because sometimes say for example, the sound we heard a few moments ago, it's a good example to give. Instead of getting irritated, upset, just enjoy it. So panela just enjoy it. You know, it was a moment it's a test for you. It's it will calm you down. So panela because some of us were very temperamental. And we are very impatient. We want things our way. And

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Allah telling you hang on, it's going to happen my way, not your way. I'm going to show you who is in charge because Allah is in charge and in control. He knows Yes, it is the duty of those, for example, who might be responsible to try and adjust it quickly do something about it. Sometimes it's not in our hands. So when you say Allahu Akbar, you're actually handing over or acknowledging that Allah subhanho wa Taala is actually in absolute control of every aspect of existence. Sometimes things happen to us that seem negative, you lose a job, for example, you're looking for a job, you can't find one, you're looking for a husband or a wife, you can't really you know, or you have not

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yet immediately found your spouse, and you're getting frustrated and irritated. Allah knows what is best for you. He is the greatest Allahu Akbar.

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He is the greatest indeed he knows. Sometimes people are, you know, trying to have children and they cannot May Allah bless you with offspring. I mean,

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sometimes people are trying to have children, Allah knows why he has delayed it. Perhaps he will give you in return. Perhaps he is saving you from something that you don't know. I was reading the other day, and I came across this verse and every time we come across verses, we need to think over what is being said. And Allah says,

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Hola, muhfucka.

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The story of Musa alayhis salam was when the one child was actually murdered by using the term murdered, but it was the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the life was taken away. And obviously any normal mind would say, what did you just do here? What happened here? Why did you do this?

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We're not allowed to harm we're not allowed to take life away. You cannot do that life. The Giver of Life is Allah who gives us the permission to take away what was given by the owner by the giver. The same Allah we say is in control of everything. If he wanted to take that life away, he could have taken it away without our involvement. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has given the life so when the question was asked musala salatu salam was asking the question, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, The response in Surah, Takahashi, did you know that child, he his parents were good, and had he grown older, he would have been a means of distress for those parents, who would have been

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disobedient you'd have been a very bad child. It was the best thing we could have ever done was to take the child away at that stage and we will replace those, you know that child with other children for those parents. Now this is Allah. You know what we learned from that verse?

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That Allah knows makan Amaya Kuma mala Mia. comida Kanaka kuno I'm sure we understand this, that Allah knows that which happened that which is happening that which will happen and you know what else? That which will never happened if it were to happen, how it would have happened is also in the knowledge of Allah because that child was never ever meant to grow up. Never Are you following the child was never meant to grow.

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But Allah says, we know had he grown up, this is where it would have ended. That's the knowledge of Allah. It's amazing. So if you were to live till the age of 200, Allah knows what would have happened in that extra time but Allah also knows you're not going to live up to that. Have you lived I know where it would have ended Allahu Akbar. That's the knowledge of Allah. That is the Allahu Akbar, when the calls this is the greatness of Allah that we are declaring all these aspects are included. So this is why we say Allah does not do something bad we in our own minds, we think Subhana Allah, this is negative, Allah saved you from something so don't get angry. Don't get upset

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with the decree of Allah. Yes, the Hadith says it is Salama and folk, you need to strive towards that which is beneficial for you, as a human being as a Muslim strive towards it. And what we are going to give you after that is up to us, for example, you want a job, you cannot just sit at home and say right, Allah is the Greatest everyday said, Love, love, love. And you expect someone to know about you to understand what qualifications you have to come to your doorstep to get you up from your bed and say hey, I've got a job for you by the way. That's not going to happen.

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You have to work hard Allah says it is the Hadith the Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa salam is relating to us from Allah subhanho wa Taala he says strive

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to achieve that which is beneficial for you voila, just don't be lazy you know, don't give up Don't give up for as long as you're alive continue striving towards that which is beneficial. So I will go out I will search I will be on the net. I will tell people my qualifications. I will try and get a better qualification I will look for this job. I will apply for that one. I will go for this interview that interview and you know what it might take a few years but I will inshallah get something when it comes. I will be so delighted. Wow. Subhana Allah. Oh, Allah was so impatient. I want to ask you guys a question. Right now is seated here, right? We've made countless dua and

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supplications. In our lives agree. Okay. A lot of the times we feel Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're not answering my Dropbox, I promise you right now we are living inside the response, the positive response of so many applications that we have called out to Allah for in the past, and allows answered them, and we're living in them. But the problem is, we've never sat and thought about it. You made the job, where were you many years ago, everyone has a different answer. What did you use to do? What was your condition? What are the hours that you call out to Allah? Many, many years back? What were they you wanted to get married? Guess what, you're married, and now you have

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children as well. So you're living in the response, the positive response of Allah subhanho wa Taala has, meaning what Allah has given you as a result of your dua. Subhana Allah, but the difficulty is, we keep on renewing our job, you have something you want something else, you have something, you want something else, you get what you wanted, you want another thing, sometimes you get what you wanted, and you realize, you know what, that's not what I wanted. Matt Lawson, Panda horadada forgive us. Allah forgive us. It happens to men where we cry for something that's not good for us. Sometimes.

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We cry for something that is not good for us sometimes. And we keep on asking Allah for it. And we don't know it's not good. And Allah says, Look out of My Mercy, I don't want to give you this. Out of My Mercy. I know it's bad for you. I don't want to give it to you. And we keep on crying. Then Allah says out of his mercy, because you are crying so much. He says, Okay, I'm going to give it to you. It will kill you will Josie Rama de la la makes mention of this in his book alpha. And he says, You know what, sometimes man is in a gift of Allah. And he doesn't realize this is a gift of Allah. He's making a dua and a supplication to come out of the gift of Allah. You know, he's making a dua

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to come out of the gift of Allah, Allah. Allah says, No, through my mercy, I'm going to keep you where you are, because this is the best thing for you. And then Allah says, but he keeps on calling he keeps on calling. And when when Allah gives him his dua immediately so Allah take me back to where I was, it was a much better condition. Take me back to where I was at last. As you see, we told you already. So Pamela, we told you already, the moral of what I'm saying is, thank Allah, how many of us actually thank Allah for what we have. A lot of us just complain and keep on complaining. Think Allah be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest Allah will

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take care of your needs, he has and he will. Can I tell you, Allah says in the Quran.

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Allah Allah Allah here is

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there is nothing that treads this earth except that it is upon Allah to sustain it. Allah has taken the responsibility of the society.

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Students have everything that moves on the earth. So someone might say, Well, I'm looking for a job, I haven't found it. Allah says Hang on, let's think about it. What do you need? Allah has provided what you want. That's yours so Han Allah which means Allah may give you he may not give you the needs he has given us look today we're sitting here, the clothing you have is expensive. It's not a need.

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It's not the minimum. The minimum you would have covered yourself with a sheet Allah gave you the sheet. The food Subhanallah you might have avocados growing here in your trees Australia is a beautiful place I'm sure it grows it grows back in Africa and I'm sure it grows here. What's an avocado people are dying to pay meaning people are dying for avocados in other parts of the world if you say we have avocado for breakfast, what you guys are crazy man.

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You know the terminology used today is opposite the young people the US opposite the language. You know, when when something is really good in some cultures, this man and with us we don't understand what it means we think what's going on. The last time I was in Australia, I remember listening to some of the people talk and I'm like, hang on, it's gonna take me a long time before I actually understand what's going on. But Allah provides for you, Allah gives you Allah has guaranteed you the minimum more than that he hasn't guaranteed you but he may give it to you he may but we normally are complaining about that which is over and above the necessity. You follow what I'm saying? We are

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complaining about that which is above the necessity you have a house it's a small house it has one two bedrooms, maybe one bedroom and you know you're calling out to Allah to give you another and Allah you're not providing for me I did but Allah says look here the house you're in right now we gave it to some Allah we provided for you. Did you go hungry? No, you didn't? Well, we gave you whatever you ate, we did not guarantee you that we're going to give you the quality that you're asking for. But we said we're going to provide for you whatever we're going to provide for you. So Pamela, still, when you get it, thank Allah and you are allowed and you should be working towards

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Australian towards that which is beneficial for you want a better quality of life, you work towards it, no problem.

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But don't only work for a better quality of life without working for a better quality of hereafter. To follow what I'm saying, don't only work for a better quality of life to say I want to get to so many figures of a salary such type of a house, such type of a car and such type of living. For example, forgetting about the hereafter when that living is no more and you get into your grave, what will come with you Subhana Allah your deeds, your good deeds. When you die, everything leaves you your family stays behind your wealth stays behind what comes with you, you are a man your deeds. So do as many deeds as you can good deeds as you can, while you're alive, do as many good deeds

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you'll never regret. All this is part of the declaration that Allah is the Greatest. If Allah is the Greatest, he's my creative. He's the one I'm going to return to. I believe that I am in total and absolute love with this maker of mine. What he's asked me to do, I will do it. What he's asked me to abstain from I'm going to stay away from it. That's Allahu Akbar. Subhana Allah.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding

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and the declaration of the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is supreme, it is something that is universal, anyone who believes in

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the maker or the Deity, the supreme deity, they would have to acknowledge that you know what he is indeed the greatest. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding. I mean, let's move on further within this and then we hear the Allahu Akbar and it's repeated twice at the beginning.

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In fact, twice by two times, so we hear the Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Mashallah your attention is drawn towards the greatness of Allah, Allah.

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Have you noticed something, whenever the Adhan is called out? The first two are slightly shorter than the second to have you noticed this? A lot of the times the more admin that's what he does, did you know that according to some schools of thought, there is something known as Terra Jia attack bill, which means they say softly and then they say it aloud. They go back and say it's soft and allowed to draw your attention to the reality of the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you didn't think of it in the first calling, at least in the second one, you're going to think about it so when you hear the call a call for Salah don't just think wow, that's the call for Salah yes it is

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but what's the meaning of it? What is what is said there? Do I fall under this? Do I believe this? Do I live by it? Allah saying Think about it. Allahu Akbar lies the greatest May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us the best

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You have who he is within us. I mean, so I call on you, obviously, I could go on and on and on speaking about just Allahu Akbar. But let's move on to the next phrases that are called said in the event. Because these words are powerful, they are so powerful, they should never be misused and abused, they should never be misused and abused, what is the meaning of misuse and abuse? Look, in all reality, we need to understand that things are happening across the globe. And we find ourselves in a situation where Muslims are being judged because of the actions of others. And what happens sometimes, before a person perpetrates a crime, he says, and then a crime is perpetrated, such that

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when people hear the term Allahu Akbar, who are not Muslim, they think, Wow, something bad is about to happen. That's what's happened today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us, and May Allah strengthen us so that we can actually add the value of this beautiful term that is so high back into the hearts and the minds, even of those who don't believe.

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Really, it's a great dour. It's a great call towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second phrase is, what is the second phrase?

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And we say twice.

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What am I saying? I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Have you ever paused and thought for a moment what that means?

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You know, to enter into the fold of Islam, you need a declaration by Tang, a belief in the heart and you need to work towards that with your organs, right? That's the declaration of Deen, you want to enter Islam, you need to utter something, you need to believe it and work towards it. Three things that are required. So why is it so big a statement that it actually makes me enter Islam? When I say I bear witness that La ilaha illa Allah there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Is that correct? Lama Abu Dhabi, hakon illa, Allah in the Arabic language, that means there is none truly worthy of worship besides Allah. That's what I believe. That's what I've declared. That's what we've

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all declared. Why?

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Why is it such an important statement? Because it is a declaration. And let's go back to the meaning of it. none worthy of worship, which means I am not going to worship anyone. Besides,

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that's what it means. You are declaring I am not going to worship anyone besides Allah. Now go back to your life and ask yourself, Am I really living by that? Am I really a person who worships none, nothing beat a stick or a stone or a grave or a tree or anything else besides Allah? Am I one who worships Allah and Allah alone, some people worship their wealth, some people their position, some people worship their free time. One day when when we have a chance, I can talk about it. I have spoken about it in the past. Some people worship material items, because when they're in it, they forget about everything else. Everything is forgotten. Why? No matter what you're doing, no matter

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how much of luxury you have, don't forget your duty unto Allah. Don't forget that you are answerable to Allah, don't forget that you are going to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And good return, you're going to return be a better person, fulfill your duties unto Allah and have such amazing character that everyone who interacts with you understands that you're a godly person, you're a person who's close, or you're trying to become closer to your maker. And why should we then be good to others because they were made by the same maker. It's something that we need to think about the people outside who don't share our faith. They don't share anything with us, besides the fact that

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they're human beings. What's the relationship between me and then when I have many relations? One of them is, we were made by the same Allah, He who made me and I feel so important made them so surely they must be feeling so important as well. I need to fulfill their rights. That's also part of how I will go into paradise. So we declare that we will not worship anyone besides Allah. So don't worship anyone besides Allah. What's the point of saying, I shall do Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, but you're worshiping everything besides Allah, you've associated partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala, you've actually done things, not for Allah, but for everyone and everything else. That's not fair. That's

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not correct. So let's look back into our lives and every time the event is called, ask yourself, Am I the worship of Allah alone? Do I worship Allah alone? Subhana Allah. If that is the case, yes, you are learning something from the Adhan, I shall do Allah Allah Allah. It's repeated five times.

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times a day. And guess what? It's repeated twice in the advance twice in the comma. A comma is just prior to the prayer as the as the lines are being straightened. So four times 520 times a day you hearing the statement, I bear witness, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah but we don't think of its meaning. A lot of us a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, what does it mean? I will not wish anyone besides Allah, I bear witness, there is no one worthy No, nobody, nothing is worthy of worship besides Allah. So you put your head on the ground solely and only for law but

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then we have the next statement. eyeshadow.

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beautiful, amazing. It means I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah. Have you thought of what you're saying? You're actually saying that the message from my maker I bear witness that the one who brought it to me is that man Muhammad, peace be upon him, which means whatever he said, is a message from the one who made me it's a message. So have you learned what he said? Are you trying to follow what he said? That's what you need to ask yourself. You're hearing it 20 times a day I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah today if someone sends Say for example,

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a CEO of a company or a manager sends the What do they call them? The delivery man or the messenger call them a message they do call the messengers sent a messenger to someone else to deliver something or to give something a delivery man, what happened whatever came to you, you know, this is from this company here is the the invoice or the receipt or the D note, the delivery note etc. And I'm going to look at it and say wow, this came from the company. I'm excited my order is here.

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Okay Subhana Allah.

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has delivered to us the message from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Allah chose him to be

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the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when you hear his name, you should say Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam. melas peace and blessings be upon him because he did a great job. He did a great job. And that goes to, you know, Subhanallah I can cry when I think of this. Imagine, we call out 20 times a day, that I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah, the most loved by Allah. But guess what? He was an orphan. Subhana Allah, that goes to show if you're an orphan, it does not mean Allah hates you. Perhaps he loves you more. Look at that case, he loved him much more. We would call them disadvantaged Allah says no,

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that's my loved one. Look at him. He lost his children during his life. All of them besides one, he lost his sons in infancy and childhood. He lost his daughters when they were slightly older besides one who outlived him by a few by a short while.

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So when our children are taken away, we say why did Allah do this to us, whereas the one whom Allah loves the most, who we declare 20 times a day, he is the messenger, Allah took all of his kids away. He didn't complain. It made him strong. That's the plan of Allah, you've got to go

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Subhana Allah, we all have to go, our parents will go our children will go, some might go before others some might go together. That's the decree of Allah. Don't be upset. It happened to those who are better than you. It happened to the best. People might fight you. They might hate you. They might dislike you. Well, some people hated him. Some people fought him. Some people tried to harm him, etc. It happened to him too. So all these are signs to show. It does not necessarily mean Ally's upset with you Subhana Allah, it does not necessarily mean that Allah is angry with you know,

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a shadow Mohammedan Rasulullah I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah, let me learn his life. Let me see. Why was he chosen as a messenger? Surely he was a great man. He was the greatest. That's why he was chosen as a messenger. Allah made him the greatest Subhana Allah. So I need to learn his life. I need to draw inspiration I need to follow what he's saying. If I believe that Allah is the Creator, the maker, the Deity, the only one worthy of worship, and I believe that Muhammad peace be upon him is the messenger of the same deity. I will give him so much importance because I know whatever he brought is what he wants to Han Allah Subhana

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Allah. So now when you hear the term eyeshadow, ana Muhammadan Rasulullah ask yourself, How much am I following this messenger? How much do I know how

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Am I doing to expand my knowledge about what he brought, inshallah we can do better? We can do better inshallah, you know you're so fortunate. I was not expecting to even speak here this evening, I just arrived moments ago and I came for Salah to Madrid and Subhan Allah, here I am. We have so many brothers and sisters,

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this is not the case in a lot of the parts of the world, do you know that?

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This is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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let us make sure that we do something about it in a positive way, in a good way. Make the most of your, your opportunities that Allah has blessed you with, I promise you, I promise you and I'm sure you know, even the nations that are Muslim nation, sometimes they do not have as much in terms of freedom and rights that you may be having here. Do you know that think about it, and think about it and acknowledge it. And thank Allah and use your opportunities to be a positive contributory to yourselves, your families, and those who are around you. May Allah make us from those who appreciate mela makers from those who fulfill Salah recently I was in Africa and I come from Africa and I visit

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many countries in Africa that are poor. And we're lucky I noticed one thing and I can tell you affect

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the poor of the nations the closer they are to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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I visited a very poor place Salatu will fetch you before the event. There was no place in the masjid they told me if you want to enter the masjid for Salah sorry you will need to come 20 minutes prior to the other hand

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I promise you Am I right now while I'm talking to you my hairs are standing

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because I think to myself look when we have more we forget about Allah will indulge sometimes in such a way that I forgot what did I tell you moments ago I said don't let your seeking of this world key life make you forget about the life after death. You need to make sure you work towards fulfill your Salah with enthusiasm. People say my children are not obeying. My children are not interested in the deen itself. That's maybe because whatever you do, you're considering it a burden. You get up for Serato such a last minute you snooze the clock 20 times before you got up five minutes in an hour. What did the children see? They watched you doing your gymnastics, they didn't know it was

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Salah.

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They didn't know it was Salah. But imagine if you get up you're smiling, beautiful, the place is smelling good, You're up early and everything is fresh. They will start at a certain age to mimic to follow you they will want to do it the way you do it. They will see the beauty in your face in your system. So get up and do that when you obey Allah instruction. Do it with enthusiasm with happiness with joy with a smile on your face. And voila it will help your offspring it will help those around you those who you live with. So Allah

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so you know in the Quran, Allah tells us in more than one place different wordings but I will mention one of the verses Allah says, What?

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Mr. Badal Coleman aku

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aku aku if you are to turn away from Allah from his message from his instruction, Allah says he will replace you with someone else who will not be like you. While I've seen this. I've seen this with my eyes and is brought tears to my eyes where sometimes you go to a Muslim nation where people are turning away from the deen. They are no longer dressing modestly, for example, or they've given up some of the values they've had. And you know what? you witness people in rural Africa, out of nowhere, they are practicing the deen in the most beautiful way. And you think to yourself, these have replaced those in happens. Anyone who abandons their level of closeness to Allah, someone else

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is getting closer to Allah as a result of that abandonment for Allah to show you on the day of judgment to delete you were replaced by this man, you were replaced by that person. Where do we get this from? The Quran tells us You shall be replaced. We don't need you. You need us. That's what Allah says Subhana Allah, do you want to be replaced? Ask yourself if not to good.

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Use your energy, your power, your capacity, your wealth, whatever you have to do God.

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Somehow Allah, if you're going to sin, there are others who will not sin as a result of your sin because you were late you turned away from Allah. So Allah says well step the neck, we've changed you with someone else. May Allah protect us. May Allah help us May Allah grant us forgiveness. May Allah strengthen us a shadow under Mohammedan Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and then you

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Have a beautiful, beautiful statement that's uttered direct call to you Why? Listen to the call, hi.

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Mashallah Allah. Amazing. Doesn't it do something to you? So Han Allah, you know what it is? A karma.

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That's what it is. Allah is actually recording a statement against you. What is it against your name? Did you hear it? Yes. What did you do about it? Well I just said as I was called, that's it, and I ran away. Allah says, Wait, why do you have to repeat 20 times a day higher Allah Salah, come for Salah because Allah saying we want you to hear it so that tomorrow we will ask you about it. Did you hear it? Yes, I did. The machine. Some people say it was so irritating. It disturbed my sleep. Have you heard people say that a star of your law? May Allah forgive us. I know we did you a favor. We're reminding you there's a duty unto Allah. It's a beautiful favor. Imagine some kind of law,

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even earthquakes about to come and someone tells you there is a an earthquake that's about to come what will happen, you will consider it a favor. You will evacuate you will leave you will tell your loved ones and everyone else. Let's go because someone has warned us about something. Well, Allah gives us good news. He says, Come for prayer. So now people might become lazy, right? And they might think okay, what's there for me in that prayer? It's like when the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu when they were asked to sacrifice the animals they did you know for the return of Ha.

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They sacrifice the animals following the Sunnah of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and the sooner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they did, but you know what they ask the question man enough to hire Rasul Allah.

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Kala Bakula so fatten Hashanah will become a charlatan Hassan. It's a narration you know, some may have spoken about the narration but we are trying to benefit from the answer to the question they asked, What is it? What do we have in it? I am saying sometimes people might subconsciously ask, okay, I'm going to read Salah What do I have in it?

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You know, today people want to know what's in it for me. You tell the guys let's go we want to go to perhaps, you know, this place or this city? They say what's in it for me? What am I getting? So while you can earn yourself $10,000 and then and then write 10,000 bucks, that's a lot of money. And then but if you if someone says now give you five bucks, okay, give someone else. Okay. So you might ask subconsciously because of your weakness, we've heard hanyalah Salah so what's in it for me? So now you can hear the next statement. Hi.

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Come to success. You come to pray, you will succeed succeed in this world and the next it will it will make your day better, more productive because you got up early. And you slept early Subhanallah after salado, Asia, you went to bed and solid infection you were awake, even if you did not get up for that which was voluntary, such as the head dude, where we try it out sometime by the way. Try it out. Sometimes, by the way, get up maybe once a week, maybe once a month, you know, start off that way perhaps once in a while. If you're awake, you know make dua to Allah at that time. You know, the Hadith says yanceyville Lakota Baraka de la la la la la, Casa de la, Puente helminths to ballyholme

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But the people are sleeping when Allah is calling out saying at the at the moment when the third of the night is remaining, and he says Is there anyone seeking forgiveness from me? I can forgive them that I will forgive them. Is there anyone calling out to me or returning to me that I can give them what they want or accept their repentance? People are snoring and sometimes you're awake because of some reason. But guess what? You're just watching football.

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Yeah, you're watching boxing. You're watching rugby, you're watching something Wait, relax.

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Be conscious of the time. This is the last third of the night. Let me call out to Allah. It's not a condition to make that joke. Allah says hello means

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Is there anyone asking me so ask Allah say yes, I'm asking you I'm here I'm awake. It's a third of the night.

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ask Allah become conscious of the time and Mashallah if you want to read the 100 it's the bonus. It's encouraged hamdulillah it's not compulsory, but it's encouraged. You will see how good you feel. When you put your head on the ground. You feel beautiful, you feel amazing. Why? Because that is the worship of the one who made you you have to feel amazing.

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Don't you agree the day you get up for Salatin fudger and you're early and you may do and you looking forward to it and you come into Salah hakuba you

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Finish a lot of surgery woke up to the machine. And that day just goes so well you feel so good about things Mashallah, Mashallah, right? Because, you know, that's the leadership of the one who made you. He's the one who made you so panela they can't be they cannot be anything better than that worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah is telling you come to success you want to succeed in this world and in the next who does not want success, none of us we all want it. So you want success. There's a way start with developing your relationship with the owner of success. He owns success. You want sustenance you want a job you want children you want to get married, you want to

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achieve whatever unless the owner of it call out to Him by doing what come to success started with your Salah. What's the point of someone calling out to Allah Allah grant me I love you. I really love you. You're my maker content for Salah they're heading in another direction. You didn't fulfill your Salah. Oh Allah you know, I'm weak. I know you know, I'm weak. And I know you're a forgiving person. I heard you are a man You are a fool. You are a dude. You are loving love me

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my Salah but you know it's okay. Relax Take it easy Understand? You're not supposed to be

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thinking that way it's not fair.

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It's not fair to say Oh Allah you are loving so now just excuse my sin no try your best to do what Allah wants from you like i said if you don't you're replaced

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if you didn't come to the machine someone else's they already when you go to the machine for salado? Don't you see some people they already? Well those were the ones I've chosen to be there. Why don't you say Oh Allah choose me to also be there and make an effort about it. Like I said, Don't just sit in bed say Allah, choose me. And then you expect someone to come in from the ceiling. take you to the masjid. It's not going to happen. They're not going to take you that way. You have to make an effort. Allah says we gave you a car we gave you energy we got you up at the time. And this is something disastrous you know with me, I'm talking to myself. It happens sometimes that you're up

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before the alarm, right? And then you tell yourself okay, let me see. There's still a bit of time let me sleep. You know what? No, no, no, no, you're up slightly before the alarm. Get up. Thank Allah, do the vicar of Allah turn off the alarm before he even rings and you can actually say, Allah got me up Subhan Allah, Allah got you up for Salah Do you know that? He your eye open who was in control it was Allah Something happened whatever you got up. Don't be lazy. Remember you will be asked him to get you up. You know, when you go and read the verses which speak about Say for example, it's about the Zoomer towards the end, the verses speak about the people who will go to

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heaven in groups, the people who will go to Hellfire in groups, the angels at the door of hell will be asking the people entering Hellfire saying, adhamiya to

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commit to come to become

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the owner kumiko.

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They will just come to you to read the verses of Allah to you warning you about this day. And the people say Yeah, actually they did. Bella Bella, can Kalamata be added carefully. So Panama, they will say yeah, they did. But you know what, unfortunately, the punishment was meant to get to them. They were lazy. They heard the message, but they didn't want to do something about it. Let's not be from those you hear a message, do something about it. Have it in your heart, inshallah, I will do something. I am going to do it right now. I always say, when you hear something that motivates you, it moves you you feel good about the message, decide there and then to change. Don't say inshallah

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tomorrow, you know, I've got one last meeting with my girlfriend tomorrow, then I'll see after that. What happens? No, no, decide, Oh Allah, it's wrong. I cut it, it's for your sake, and I'm going to be the best possible person, you know, closeness to Allah. And I'm going to repeat this. And I've kept repeating it. closeness to Allah is picked up by the goodness in your character.

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You want to know if you're close to Allah.

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It's very easy. Yes, you are fulfilling your obligations unto Allah that will show in your character, the way you talk to people, the way you interact with people, the way you treat the weakest of the lot. how you treat that person is who you are. The weakest of the law. How how much importance Do you give a guy whom the world considers unimportant, the most insignificant person according to the world, how you treat that person is exactly who you really are in terms of character. So you want to know if you are on a haciendo komak Lacan if you have the greatest of character, you need to know the one whom the world doesn't look at, because of how insignificant the

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world thinks that person is. Do you greet them? Do you acknowledge them? Do you reach out to them? Do you

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smile at them, do you make them feel important if that's the case, Mashallah, you're a good person. But if you also spit at the deciders

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cannot do that. Now Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us. So you want success. You know how to achieve it. The first step is developing your relation with Allah. There's no other way to succeed neither in the dunya nor in the archaea. Let me quickly give you one more explanation. Sometimes in this world, we get a lot we become wealthy we become a person of position. Allah has blessed us with good looks and everything nice Mashallah. Sometimes that is a burden. Sometimes that will be the means of punishment. Why? You don't have a relation with Allah, Allah says, hang on we gave you not to bless you, to punish you with it. Allah says some people we give him children to punish them

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through those children verses of the Quran. Sometimes Allah says that we give people wealth in order to punish them with that wealth. Phantom man assume

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a certain groups Allah said when they forgot Allah, we opened all the doors for them had their Federico vema Oh to

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Botha for either.

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When they became indulged in what we gave them so happy that they felt this was it. Allah says we suddenly finished them. They were confused, why confused? one hand they thought, oh, we're getting it's a blessing of Allah but because they were far from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Allah punish them, they said, How can one less punishing us but he gave us everything. This is the fact that we give you does not necessarily mean that we are happy with you. And the fact that we've taken away from you does not necessarily mean that we're punishing you. It all depends on you and your relationship with Allah. Allah, Allah, Allah, you want real success come to it. Start off with your

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link with Allah through sola. sola. That's why the Hadith says the first thing you will be asked about after you've died, the first thing you you're going to be asked about is your Salah. If the Salah was good, everything else will be easy. The Salah was not in order. Wow, May Allah forgive us? May Allah Subhana Allah grant us goodness, brothers and sisters, let's try. Let's try inshallah we try to be the best. I want to mention a quick phrase that's repeated only in salon. And we know it. What does it say? A Sala token? You mean? No.

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Prayer is better than sleep. Have you ever thought Why?

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Because sleep is a gift of Allah. That is such that when you get into it, sometimes you become so lazy to even get up somehow not realizing that if you want to prepare for the final sleeping that you're going to be going through when you better wake up right now. A day will come when you're not going to be waking up. So you want to prepare for the day How many have passed on how many have passed away while they were in their sleep? They didn't get up the following morning.

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Imagine if you didn't even set your alarm or you didn't even plan to read Salatu fudger and you died. No one wants to die in that condition. But if you plan that you're going to read Serato and you've already passed away and the alarm goes off and it's ringing and you're gone. Don't you think you're going to get the reward of that Salah. Don't you think you're going to get the reward of that Salah?

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You have to because you plant it and it was already in waiting he says Allah took you away Subhana Allah

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So this is why it's repeated at salon furniture because the coziness of the sleeping needs a little bit more in terms of encouragement for you to get out. salon. It's not easy. Watch the massage. Go for salata, Juma pact, go for salata a pact

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go for the other Salawat slightly less go for Serato

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the real believers are there

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real believers are there a lot of legit Mashallah and sometimes I know some of you must be thinking okay, yeah, I do leave but I need at home you know the must is well at least you need to read you need to make sure that you're fulfilling it as a beginning point and after that you can get to the next level inshallah to try and do it with Gemma because you have to I sometimes if the machine is distant, you may have an excuse. I'm not too sure about the distances here but from what I've seen, it seems like sometimes places are very very far. But guess what else given you a vehicle as well? He's given you means as well try try your best inshallah. And the pleasure of Allah. You find what

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your children do as a result. They see you enthusiastically leaving every morning going, coming back.

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Going Dad, can I join you? We should sell hungry, Linda? Yes, my son Come, let's go. So hard Allah Subhana Allah, may Allah make it easy for us. So that's the extra reminder for Salatin. And then we have

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something interesting. At the end of the other.

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There is a repetition of Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Repetition of it, taking you back to remind you, it's like, within brackets, you know, if you put brackets in the English language, or in when you're writing things, you put in something in brackets, there's a bracket at the beginning of bracket at the end, whatever was in the middle important, but the bracket is what gave me the importance to say, you know what, don't forget the statement. Because I'm writing a sentence in the middle, I put two brackets which means Hey, you need to read this as well.

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Allah starts off by declaring his greatness he ends by declaring his greatness and a statement beyond

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La Ilaha Illa. Allah.

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There is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Initially, we said, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. And at the end, we are saying there is definitely none worthy of worship besides Allah, and he is indeed the greatest. Imagine, you've now fulfilled your Salah, you're now heading towards success, you become stronger in your declaration of the greatness of Allah and you become stronger, you realize that not only do I bear witness, but Indeed, Allah is the Greatest for everyone. Even those who don't believe in Allah, Allah is still the greatest, you know, when someone does not believe in the Almighty, it doesn't reduce the value of the Almighty.

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It does not reduce the value of the Almighty, it reduces the value of that person. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us all goodness and a deep understanding. I've spoken for 52 minutes hamdulillah. And my brothers and sisters, it's been an honor to be here. I hope the message that I've said, can actually be of benefit to myself and to yourselves, and I hope every time you hear the event, even if it is just on an application on your phone, you take it seriously. You're trying to understand what's being said here, and where do I fit in? Am I really a person who understands that Allah is calling me and this is going to be used against me? You know, we get excited without

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Yes, I do. Have you got this solid time app? Yes, I do. I'm sure most of us do. Am I right? Yes, there you are. Well, it's a problem.

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It's a problem because

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in a good way.

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You might be thinking, How can a problem be a problem in a good way? Let me explain. It will help you regarding reminding you for Salah, but it will come on the day of judgment to bear witness for you or against you remember that. Remember that it might look like a phone like an app Subhanallah if it reminded you it's going to be there to say you know what, yes, I did remind this guy about Salah. Well, what did he do? He just hit snooze, and he was sleeping every day. You made a mistake one day, two days. It's one of those things, you know, Manama and Salatin onaga for you suddenly ha ha ha ha if ever anyone sleeps over a Salah or forgets it completely, they should read it as soon as

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they remember it. Those are the words of Rasulullah sallallahu but but you cannot say oh I know the Hadith let me just sleep It's okay. I'm sure you know my name will be written because I'll have slept over it. Come on. You cannot find justification for your bad May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. akula kolyada sallallahu wasallam Oh Baraka Allah. Subhana Allah Subhana Allah.

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Allah, Allah, Allah