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Melbourne Australia

12 Nov 2022

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa sallahu wa salam ala Baraka Allah Abadi Hindi Edina stuff our bad

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my beloved brothers, my sisters

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I'm seated here

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listening to the energy of the brothers

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who are appealing

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to you and I to assist in to help those in need.

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Something came to my mind.

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One of my favorite sewers of the Quran is surah Taha.

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In it, Allah Almighty makes mention of so many things.

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I go through a lot of challenges and so do you in your life. There are times when you make a dua you're supplicate to Allah, you ask him. And it seems like to the human mind that perhaps we're not getting the response we want.

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We know we have faith that Allah has heard. We know we have faith that Allah responds.

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But we want it our way. And we want it now. And we want it quickly. But Allah knows when the time is right. He will give you what you're asking for. But if he knows it's not good for you, wouldn't you

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want him not to give it to you? I've asked that question to a few of the youngsters and they say no, just give it to me. And then I'll see. And then perhaps I'll make another dua team to take it away.

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But Allah doesn't work that way. Allah knows this is not good for you, we will not give it to you. If a little child is crying,

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is crying to actually

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get hold of a knife that is so sharp? Would you give the child the knife? That's the question, you wouldn't let them cry. It's okay. Let them think you're not listening to them. It's fine.

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Well, there is something important because with us, when people ask us like this evening,

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the minimum we have all done, I'm sure is felt within our hearts, that this cause is indeed a good cause. That's number one.

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You hear about the orphans and you feel May Allah save them. May Allah never test us with those tests, you hear about the floods and the earthquakes, you hear about those struggling? You hear about the women in the orphans, the widows. And what came to my mind as well was the Hadith that says,

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The one who is occupied in serving the widows and orphans is equivalent to the one who is occupied in constant prayer every night and constant fasting every day. That's the Hadith of the Prophet, peace be upon him. So if you're occupied in assisting, that hadith didn't say, men, although there are many need Mashallah. But it concentrated on the most vulnerable, like Jeff mentioned, moments ago,

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the most vulnerable, the women, the orphans, the widows,

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if we're not going to reach out to them, what's going to happen? So, there is something interesting.

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With us, as believers, the first stage is we feel in our hearts, you know what, that's a good cause. And then sometimes we're not able to assist in a way that perhaps others are able to assist. Not everyone can just say, right, 30 grand, I'm going to give you 10, grand, or 5000, or even 500, not everyone can, but

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sometimes a prayer that comes from your heart may reach further, then something monetary that you could do. So do not underestimate yourselves. The ability that you have, the capacity that is God given is yours. From Allah Almighty. He kept you within a certain capacity. He would allow you to grow differently.

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What you have, I don't have what I have, you don't have but we all have. That's the thing. Your gift is different from mine. Mine is different from yours, but we're all gifted. None of us can ever think for a moment. Allah did not give me I mentioned something interesting last night and I want to repeat it because someone sent me an email to say I never looked at it that way.

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What was it? Allah says, What

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Dooney matter, Allah Hina too soon, if you are going to count the favors of Allah, you won't be able to count all of them. In a nutshell. That's what the verse means. If you're going to count the favors of Allah tried to count them all, you won't be able to count them all. So Allah has blessed you and I with favors that none of us are able to count, not one of us. How did Allah favor you? Well, he gave me my life to begin with. He made me a believer, he's given me my eyes, my nose, my lips, my tongue, my teeth, what else he's given me my identity. He's made me able capable. He's given me people around me. He's given me perhaps a job and income or whatever it may be.

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Some might be thinking, you know, I don't have some of what you just mentioned now. Right? So that takes us to the point. The point is, if Allah tells you, you will never be able to count my favorites upon you. I promise you the challenges he put in your life, you will be able to count those. They are only a handful.

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I ask all of you, myself included, how many difficulties do you have in your life? Start counting, I promise you, you will say I've got this problem that challenge this issue, that family matter, this problem at work, this issue with my health, and that matter? How many is that seven? What about the gifts of Allah?

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How many did you count, but to you, those seven are finished. That's it. My life is over. I don't want to live anymore. I don't want to see anyone. But the seven things you counted. That's it, you count 10 things, I promise you, you probably won't go beyond 10 things and I swear think about it, all of us. You think your life is a mess and you think you're going through challenge a puncher. Trust me there won't be more than 10 In most cases, major things going wrong in your life. What is it? Not much. That's the gift of Allah.

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So when we assist others, Allah assists us.

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But there is something way more important than just giving financially. One day I was seated with a brother.

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And

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someone threw some money at him for a cause that he was collecting for.

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And he was elderly. So he looked at the young man who was a businessman. He says, Can you pick it up and give it to me respectfully, because I'm collecting on behalf of the poor. You don't throw money at them.

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Subhanallah he's teaching someone and he had the guts to say that. The courage. And when I was sitting there I felt so awkward because this was also a VIP and important guy. But the way he threw the money, you don't throw the money. Why more important than your cash is the respect that you offer the poor.

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Now I go back to Seurat at Baja, one of my favorite

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we go through challenges and problems. What does Allah say ma Dhaka Boca llama Goya? Yes, it is to Muhammad peace be upon him. We have not forsaken you. We're not upset with you. But the lesson is for all of us. Sometimes we think is Allah upset with me? Is he angry with me? Well, I tell you that question is not a bad question. Because perhaps it may help you improve in certain aspects of your life. But don't get depressed by the question because chances are, that's not the case. Chances are Allah just wants you to come closer to him. And perhaps he may not be giving you exactly what you want, because of what we mentioned earlier that he knows it's not good for you at all or not good

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for you at this particular moment. So he's delaying it. You failed your examination. He wants you to have all A's next year. Why?

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Who knows? I'm gonna say something silly. Let me say it. You might meet someone who you end up marrying Subhanallah and your life started and mashallah, why because I failed so I ended up in this classroom and mashallah, I couldn't help but notice a person who deserves to be a wife. Wow. Thanks to your failure.

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Mashallah.

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But it could happen. It might be a silly example, but it's something you've got to think about ponder Maybe Allah did not want you to work at a certain place because he needed you to interact with others at another place all together, whatever. Trust Him. Ma da Cara Bukoba McCullough, then Allah says wala, so for your three caribou Kapha turba

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you want, don't you? Allah says very soon we will give you so much fatawa until the point when you will be happy in the Arabic

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language that far has so many meanings. One of them is to the point of, to the point of, so Allah will give you so much to the point of happiness to the point that you are, you're so happy.

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I remember visiting a country in Africa once I mentioned this in my lectures in the past, but I want to say it again. And these people were relatively poor. Many years ago, I was quite young.

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And I visited them at my expense. They invited me for a few days. And I could see they were struggling just to host the guests they had, but it's okay, we grew up in Africa, too. And we were okay with that. It doesn't really mean much, it's fine, whether it's this way, or that way, I'm not too much into food and all the luxuries and so on. So I know it's fine. But on the last day, they were excited, because they had a little ceremony of farewell. And they said to me, we have a gift to give you the one brother, he now he's a good friend of mine. But at the time, I didn't really know him much. I just had met him two, three days, the tour that I had, and then he tells me No, we have

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a gift, we want to present it to you mashallah, I'm excited. These guys are probably gonna give me a souvenir from this place. Something amazing. And you know what he calls me up, he says, we have a gift to give you. And then I walked up the stage and I'm shaking his hand. He faces the public or the people who had gathered, he looks and he says My brother gave me a hug. And he says the gift we want to give you is a verse of the Quran, Allah so for your Pika, Rob Booker Fatah.

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That's it.

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I promise you, I shed a tear.

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Because it was very sincere. It means we have nothing material to give you.

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But we pray that Allah gives you so much until you're happy.

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I swear, every time I achieved something in my life, somehow, my mind keeps going back seeing the face of this brother, and what he said

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to this date, to this day, and I remember him all the time, and I send him messages. And I've met him after that a few times. But I've never had that before or after. That is a powerful verse, Allah will give you you do something for his cause. He owns entire creation. Tonight, Allah did not need you and I to help people, he would do it himself. He's only giving us an opportunity Hence, in the same surah when Allah says, As for the beggar, what did he say? Regarding the beggar? Listen to this.

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While I'm Musk

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ILA, you know the verse don't you? Most of us do the surah. Let me tell you what that means. As for the one who is asking a sample, the one who's asking it simple for Allah says for RP, so give him Allah didn't say give him giving is not from you. It's from Allah.

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Allah says something amazing, more important than giving.

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offered him respect. That's it. Allah didn't say out the he never. Allah didn't say as for the one asking you the one begging? Give him something? No.

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Well, I'm Miss

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Isla Fallot. And do not rebuke him at all. As for the giving, we will do it. Don't worry, we'll either put it in your heart of hearts of someone else. Or we may do it without anyone on our own.

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So doesn't that show you what's more important than than an amount?

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My brothers my sisters offer people respect women from amongst us. We offer them respect the young from amongst us, we offer them respect. You want to gauge where you're standing is in the eyes of Allah beyond your prayer and your primary duties. Look at how you treat those who have nothing or very little. If you can offer them a greeting with a smile and respect. You have achieved something if not, you have a lot of work to do on yourself.

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Because the greatest of charities are those that are perhaps not monetary.

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I remember a brother making a donation. And after some time he visited the organization. I'm not saying what it was because I don't want it to be personal. After some time someone told him something. Someone said something else and someone and he had a big donation he came and said Listen, I've changed my mind. I need my money back. So there was a meeting

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because it was an amount.

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They asked him why he said because someone told me something and I just don't want my money anymore there. They had a meeting and their CEO decides, you know what, give him his money back. No problem. It was tough. It's difficult because of paperwork.

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They gave the money back a week later, an anonymous guy comes in and donates. double the amount.

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double the amount. What was it? It was just Allah swapping. That's it. The cause continues, the train will keep moving the plane will continue to fly with you are without you.

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I'm not saying the brother was wrong. He might have used that money in a better cause in his own way.

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But what I am saying my beloved brothers and sisters, Allah knows what he is doing. Allah will use you and continue to ask Allah Oh ALLAH use me to do good things. Oh Allah use me to do good things. Oh Allah, the bad things create a barrier between me and them so that I don't do them. Oh, Allah helped me to respect people, people who are downtrodden people who have nothing people who may not look like and this is something that we have as a weakness, humankind, we look at people and we judge. You know, you wouldn't say Salaam Alaikum just because look at what she looks like men.

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Are you prepared to offer respect to someone who you know, deserves a Salam? Because they're Muslim. The rest of the detail is up to Allah, that minimum you offer them, you owe it to them. Allah do LUCAM Allah Amarin Illa for ultimo hooter Hubbardton, he has the Prophet peace be upon him saying, Should I not show you something? If you were to do it, it would increase the love amongst you look at the hatred in the Ummah today, small difference of how we pray, and the little difference of how we say things in what we do, and what's permissible and not some little differences where there is scope of difference, that we don't even talk to each other. We hate each other. We don't even want

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to acknowledge each other. That's not the

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that's not the OMA. If the Prophet peace be upon him was here today, I'm sure we would have a much easier life with so much of love.

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But his lessons are here, his teachings are here, we're talking about them today.

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You can be as strict a Muslim as you want. Do not be little the one who's not as strict as you why you can never know which way the tables may go. And secondly, by your kindness, your goodness, you may encourage them slowly but surely to come across remember a football match and mashallah we sold a few of the shirts today Hamdulillah

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I thought they would have gone for a bit more guys.

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By the way, the sister who's painting went up I would have thought 50,000 would have been a good amount. But Allah will give you a reward my beloved child, whoever she was, it was so so beautiful to see what happened for someone to make a painting and to give it as their own way of contributing towards such a course. May Allah give you Jana

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and May Allah take you to the place that you painted again and again so that you paint it in your soul Mashallah.

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So, Allah Almighty knows my brothers my sisters

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I said a moment ago we sold some of these T shirts in football.

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You could be losing

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102030 they are laughing at you. Are they laughing? Yes, they are. Spiritually that's what happens I am a team I'm strong and practicing and I'm mashallah I'm strict. I've got everything going. I read Quran fluently. And here's the sister here's the brother. Nothing's going on. I am winning How much 10203040 It's halfway, we stopped five, zero. And then what happened? Come back

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after halftime. Can things change?

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When is it that a match is decided at that time, all right at the end when the whistle blows.

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It's when the whistle blows.

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The fact that you have one or two up at the beginning is irrelevant. It's got nothing to do with anything it's got to do with the end.

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It's got to do with the end. So the fact that you and I are alive and seated here what law he there is kale. There is goodness. There is a lot Allah has created you like I always say he knows you personally. And guess what? He loves you. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. He's waiting for you. He knows you are coming. He knows your heart. He knows your soul. He knows that you have that faith that kindness with

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In you, the softness of the soul, He knows your struggles you alone, and he

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know the struggles. That's it. People are quick to judge. They don't know what you've been through in your life. They don't know the type of trauma you might have faced. They don't know what you may have faced when you were little in terms of abuse or whatever else it may have been. Allah knows leave them. It's not about the people. It's very difficult to say what I've just said. Now, the reason is,

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sadly, when we become religious, we also tend to become judgmental. That's what it is. In no way am I condoning wrong activity, or that which is in transgression of Allah but all I'm saying is, come, come slowly, but surely, we're all going to enter Jannah together by the will of Allah you see these faces, by the will of Allah we see you in Jana.

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I promise you hold the faces here.

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It's an ummah. Jana is broad. It will cater for all of us and beyond more than us.

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Not trillions. But quadrillions and more, my brothers and sisters, learn to love one another. Learn to have a heart and a soul that feels and cares.

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Look at the Hadith and make mention of people who have wronged others, backbiting, deceiving, cheating, and so on the good deeds as many as they may be, begin to go to other people.

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And then you have a person who quench the thirst of the dog was totally forgiven. I mean, what happened here? What exactly happened here? It's the Mercy of Allah.

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So when I look back at the Quran, and I see these verses and read them, I tend to become empowered to improve my conduct my character.

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We're in NACA, Allah, Allah called okay. Now, when the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him being described, as upon tremendous character, beautiful, outstanding character, that was Muhammad peace be upon him, his own wife said his character was the Quran, I need to have good character. So Allah says, As for the beggar,

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as for the beggar, do not rebuke him in another place in the Quran. Allah Almighty says

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what could be a baddie Hakuna, letting here, son tell my worshipers, my worshipers to utter that which is beautiful, which is the best person actually means that which is better.

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So if there are two or three or four ways of saying something, say it in the best possible way.

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Today, we have many challenges living in the West many challenges.

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It's not easy to live as a Muslim, and to identify as a Muslim at a time when people look at you and die with the eye of skepticism. And they begin to say things and believe things and even treat us badly. It's not easy for our girls and our women, and our men as well.

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Where everything that is happening sometimes

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is a challenge.

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It's not easy. But if you can navigate through all of that, and Allah is watching and Allah knows, you may falter this way. That way, you may sway your boat may rock, but at the end of the day, you're still on the boat Alhamdulillah and you're still rowing and you're still heading in the right direction. Even if you are slower than the others. It's okay. But you're coming. May Allah Almighty take us all. Allah says, Tell my worshipers to say that which is beautiful. You know, when we judge people, hey,

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you know you're going to hell. Why? Because you don't have a scarf on your head. Okay, let's stop for a moment. I'm not belittling the importance of things. But I want to say, the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him.

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Was he not better than you and I?

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Was he not better than all of us put together the most practicing and the most pious person on earth today.

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doesn't even come close to the status of the Prophet Musa. Moses made peace be upon him. Do you agree? Yes.

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And Allah sent him to the Pharaoh. I want to tell you who that Pharaoh was. He used to say,

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an Arab buku.

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In fact, another verse work I love Iran. We are you Hello Mullah Omar Alim to lecom Minh Isla Henry what a shameless statement. Allah says the Pharaoh used to tell his people I don't know

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Have a God for you guys to worship besides me, Akbar. What what a filthy statement. I don't know of a God that you guys could worship besides me. I'm your guys's God. That's what he said. So there is no body on Earth today.

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Who could be worse than that Pharaoh Allah sent to him.

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Not just one prophet, a few

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Musa and Harun they went to him. So Allah sent someone better than you and I

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to someone worse than the worst person than you and I is ever going to come across on Earth. And still Allah told them for Kula Allah Who gonna

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go

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amazing Allah says, Go to him, speak to him with softness, soft words, perhaps he may take heed, and he may remember he may come to terms with what is being told to him. Why? Because speak to him softly, that softness, that those soft words good words will perhaps bring him who was understanding this tool to someone better than all of us, facing someone worse than the worst that we would ever face. So what makes us think that we have the right to speak to anyone in a harsh manner, trying to call them towards goodness, people don't come towards goodness, if you slash them and you actually attack them?

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No, they will come towards goodness when you remind them this evening we must have raised 10s of 1000s of dollars in no time.

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May Allah write it in the book of your good deeds. And may Allah make it such that even those like myself who were witnessing it, may Allah reward us

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I was doing a cheeky thing sitting there pockets were empty but mashallah, you know, I told myself yeah, Allah put it in the hearts of people to give.

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And I kept saying that why? Because I know something.

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I felt so good when I heard the figures go up and said, Oh Allah, that's my man. I'm getting a full reward for this one. I'm sitting here free of charge and getting a full reward of everything. That's the deen of Allah.

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Cheeky thing but mashallah, we took the rewards.

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And the beauty is everyone could have been doing that at the same time you're getting the reward. May Allah Almighty bless all of us. So my brothers and sisters, respect is something that is priceless. In fact, Allah Almighty mentions it again in the Quran.

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When someone rebukes you or someone speaks to you in a rough way, Allah tells you you know what, Be polite. Be the bigger person. Listen to what Allah Almighty says.

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What either for taba, hormonal Jaya he Luna da Luz salah,

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another beautiful verse, Allah says, When the worshipers of the Almighty the worshipers of the Most Merciful when they are addressed by the ignorant with bad words or with a bad tone, or whatever it may be, you're addressed by the ignorant Allah doesn't say respond to them. He doesn't say that. Allah did not say Jawi boom Oh, give him a response of this. And you know, engage him in discussion. No, no, no, Allah just says they say salaam WHAT A salaam salaam means peace. I don't want war. So gauge the situation who is this? What are they saying? Do they deserve that I perhaps guide them because at times you may want to respond depending on what it is. Definitely. But the general rule

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is, if this person's not prepared and not in the right frame at that particular time of mind or situation to even take your words there's no point in arguing this is sent out and walk away. The smile should be broader than ever made in someone's swearing you the biggest of swear words, you know, we used to have the F's and the b's and so on. You know those words?

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Yeah. Now we've got the other ones the W's and the Zeds and so on. Crazy words, I don't even know them.

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But Subhanallah when they come up with all these words, imagine you just look at them say hi Salah peace. They feel like fools because they're trying to really, you know,

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like we say key you up you know they're trying to really frustrate you and here you are mashallah Salam. That is a beautiful teaching of the Quran. It's a teaching of the Quran.

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On calm down, relax, take it easy. Their insults are not going to harm you. They won't. If insults harmed people. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was insulted. If it did anything, it only reduced the level of those who insulted not the one being insulted. Nothing, don't, don't worry, keep on doing your good work and carry on, you know yourself. So this is something that I really believe is life changing. When we learn to respect ourselves and others, and those who are downtrodden, reach out to them with your charities, mashallah, we have human appeal here this evening. We're talking about

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so many different causes. I am looking each time something comes up, I feel in my heart. This is very important. This is a very important thing. And then there is an appeal made and people are giving. And I think to myself, and I did think this while I was seated here. The next thing that came up I thought, Oh, this is even more important. Why didn't they start with this? And then mentioned the other one, but then they're all important. And I said there must be people in our crowd who gave to something and when they heard about the next door the third thing they said oh I should have rather given there than here. It happens because you start thinking which cause to give

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thank Allah he's accepted your wealth.

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Because if he wanted that wealth wouldn't even have been used in a good cause how many people have a lot

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but their money is wasted. I'm not saying it's wrong to buy luxuries. Marcia, you want your G Wagen? It's fine. You can have it

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yes, it's a very very very overrated vehicle according to me, highly uncomfortable I don't know if you've been in there but mashallah, it's still the same thing everyone goes crazy about it for some reason, mashallah marketing strategies

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hamdulillah I'm sure if they get shipped a chrome and some and our brother there to market for them they probably sell even more Mashallah.

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May Allah bless you. But the reality is, we use our money we need to live a life of comfort, that's human nature. You can have your a few things that are here and there. You know, it might not be a necessity to have a little bit of a luxury but to be honest, no wastage we're taught in Islam

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don't have to have what you just need one of you can have expensive vehicle but don't buy five, six of them and keep them for what unless you're trading in them. It's another thing. So waste is not the quality waste is actually the quantity.

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Are you using it? Yes, I am. I go back to my wardrobe. And I look at it and I tell myself if I haven't worn these clothes for more for more than six months, pick it out, give it away.

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Pick it out and give it away. And if you want to say one year because you have winter and summer and so on, I know people

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clothes are from a century Backman Masha Allah and they always say I'm gonna fit in this again one day Inshallah, you know, it's okay. We've all gained a bit of weight Mashallah. It's fine, it's healthy, it's healthy, it's healthy, to weigh a little bit more Mashallah.

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My brothers, my sisters,

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when we speak about faith and religion, many times people feel very uneasy.

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But we need to remind one another in a beautiful way to say, let's move towards Allah subhanho wa taala. What ever Allah has blessed you with, use it to serve the cause. Beautiful verse that I heard earlier this evening.

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Also on our topic, and that is,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In the story of Qarun, in the story of Qarun, Allah says, Warburton ifIm

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come along, down,

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while at the

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center, swinging back, I mean, dude near sin, karma, son along, like, three things I want to mention. The first is, use whatever Allah has given you, to build your hereafter. Allah didn't say money in particular, what ever we gave you. We gave you a field, you're a doctor, you might be a lawyer, you might be a school teacher, you might be whoever you may have things you may not have things, what ever Allah has blessed you with. And like I said, we're all blessed in our own ways, use that thing to build your hereafter, some of it, use it mashallah, whatever we've given you use it to build your hereafter.

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And do not forget your portion of this world. That verse is amazing. That shows us that we are created as human. We like nice things. We all like nice things. I smelled the scent earlier this evening. I had to ask mashallah, well

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What are you wearing? See the smiles? Imagine what are you wearing? Do you know that question can actually make somebody's life? What are you wearing? Then? My life is made colors. And when I'm wearing such a beautiful thing, this guy actually asked me What are you wearing? Subhan Allah, may Allah grant us ease. But what I mean is human beings like nice things. It's natural. It's okay. It's not haram, don't let someone say, No, you're not allowed, you're allowed, it's fine. But make sure you don't indulge in a way that you forget about Allah, and you forget about the needy, and you forget about the others around you, and you forget about the hereafter. That

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is something we have to highlight. And the third thing and the last thing that I'd like to mention where he says, Allah says, is him, come at us and Allah who

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do good, just like Allah did good to you?

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To good to who to others? Did Allah not favor you? Well, in your own way, favor others, he won't be able to reach Allah. Because Allah is a different example. Allah favored you, he's given you so much in whatever he has. While I tell you, Allah says, favor others, like we favored you, we gave you now give others

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and that's why Islam is the only religion on earth. The only religion in existence that makes it a pillar of faith, which means you are not a Muslim.

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If you don't firmly believe that this is a pillar of my faith,

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to share what you have with those who don't have it. It's called zakat.

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It's the only religion that makes it a pillar. Yes, the other religions do have charities and so this is a pillar. Allah says if you don't believe that you have to share what we've given you. You're not a Muslim law, who Akbar? Have you thought of that? That's a powerful way of saying it. Because it's true. I'm proud to be a Muslim because my faith, a pillar of it is that I have to give what I have been given and share it with those who do not have it, look for them, search for them, hunt for them. And when I find them, I must be happy and overjoyed. Whoa, one of my palace I'm about to fulfill here is a wonderful cause. I give you a quick example. When you hear a beautiful recital

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of Sheikh Mohammed Gibreel chef is had Dinesh and a few of the others. Wouldn't you love to go to that particular Masjid where the Adan is amazing. The ambience is beautiful, the sound is awesome. The camera is amazing. And you are plugged into your prayer and you enjoy reading behind the Imam you feel so happy to go to that Masjid because a pillar of your faith is about to be fulfilled and is being fulfilled in the most pleasant way. You're excited. similar, if not more should be the excitement when suddenly you've discovered the needy cause

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it's the same pillars. I discovered a cause human appeal Australia is doing that for you. Going around the world, checking what's going on? Where can we help? What should we do? How can we do it? Then they come back to give you Hey guys, I tell you what, we saw something in Somalia. These guys this is what they need. Wow. Allah will put it in your heart as you're watching as you're seeing Allah puts it in your heart. Okay, I'm gonna fit in here. That's it. What happened? Allah has blessed you.

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You should be happy. overjoyed. Yeah, Allah. You told me to share. I now found some place where I'm going to share that. And the minimum is don't rebuke, you know, back and back in Africa. I don't think you have this issue in Australia. We have at the traffic lights, people begging.

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Do you have it here? Not really.

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You have people begging, they come and people say close your window. That's a thief. And I say to them, if you don't want to give, don't give, but don't just say they're a thief. You have no idea what they might be going through.

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You know, there was an elderly lady when please, I need to eat something. I need to eat something. So we stopped and we wanted to give her some food. She says no, I need money.

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So

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whoever was with me, let me not embarrass them says are you going to eat the money? Because obviously

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so the lady says the lady actually responded in a beautiful way. Now I need to buy a specific food for my baby. And she was old. So whose baby was it might have been her grandchild. And I'm thinking look at how quick we were to judge. No, they want food they want to eat but they don't even want the slice of bread. Oh, who knows? Give or keep quiet?

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Well, I'm Messiah Illa fella Tonhalle. May Allah Almighty bless all of us, grant us ease and goodness I agree.

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Really enjoyed myself here in this beautiful beautiful gathering of amazingly beautiful, lovely faces and warm hearts here in this beautiful city of Melbourne. We're just here for a few hours but trust me feels like I was here since the last time. May Allah bless you all Apollo cola SallAllahu wasallam albaraka Allah Allah Mohammed Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.