The Confused Muslim Today

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salaam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Colombia, mousseline, Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa

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ala Medina, but

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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his entire household We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless them all and we continuously ask Allah Subhana Allah blessings for them and for every one of us. May Allah subhanahu wa tada grant us every form of goodness, Allahu Allah, cavemen fear, Allah, we asked you to grant us knowledge that will be beneficial Loma Linda manzana, on

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becoming a

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woman,

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woman,

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woman.

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All we ask you for knowledge that is beneficial. And we asked you to benefit us from the knowledge that you have granted us all we ask you protection from knowledge that will be made no use of we ask you protection from eyes that will not apply for your sake. And we ask you for protection from a stomach that will never be filled from a soul that will never be content. And we ask you to protect us from a prayer that is made that is not answered by you.

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My brothers and sisters

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confusion today regarding Islam and the Muslims is not only prevalent amongst the non Muslims, but even amongst the Muslims themselves. And I'd like to spend the next 45 minutes to an hour

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discussing certain aspects definitely not every single aspect whereby we find ourselves slightly confused. And without proper knowledge, we will not be able to correct the misconceptions or to cure ourselves of that particular confusion. Because if you take a look at the time when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, recited the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To the people, they were in absolute confusion, but through revelation, confusion was removed, the same ingredient would apply today. If we are confused, it is through revelation that that confusion will be dealt with and it will be removed. Because that is the source of all knowledge. You take a look at the poron it is

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the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But one of the biggest problems we have today is the confusion that it is enough for us to recite the Quran. So now you have someone melodiously reciting the Koran beautifully reading it. And if you were to ask them, my brother, do you know what it means? And they will tell you that's not important?

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That's a big confusion. It's something that's wrong, totally incorrect, absolutely erroneous. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a cure for this disease. And this is why in the Quran in so many places, Allah makes it very clear that this book has been revealed in order for you to ponder very deeply over its verses, how are you going to ponder over the verses of Allah very deeply when you haven't even bothered yourself to know the meanings of the same revelation that is there to remove your entire confusion.

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If I were to ask you, who is the Knower of the unseen Who is the one who is the owner of all knowledge, you would have to say Allah, my maker of yours, Allah is the one who is the owner of knowledge.

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He is the Knower of the unseen completely, nothing is hidden from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we know this, like in one place in the Quran, Allah says

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in a minute nanny, in Surah Yusuf Allah says, above each person with knowledge is one who has more knowledge in fact, you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Who is known as

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the owner of knowledge. But without

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contemplating over the verses of the barn, we are not going to be able to even start to cure our confusion or our ignorance. And this is why Allah says in sort of sun

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that we have revealed to you in order for you to contemplate or to ponder very deeply over its verses and in order for it to be a reminder for those with sound, intellect or with sound mind. So if I would like a reminder, I need to first be reminded to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has pulled the reminder. Now from this point, I would like to come across very strongly to one No, to say my brothers and sisters, learn the Quran. Learn the meaning of Revelation, do not be fooled by anyone, no matter where they are on the globe, who may tell you that you know what, you don't need to go through the meanings of the Quran because your brain and your mind is so backward, that you will be

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confused even more. That's what people are saying. I have come across people who say the Quran is not for a layman, it is only for the knowledgeable Wallahi that is absolute drivel, it is nonsense. That is the statement that has no knowledge in it has more confusion in it than everything else. How can the Koran only be for an elite group of people?

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It is through the Quran that you will achieve knowledge How then can you say there are knowledgeable people

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without that foreign law?

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It is through the Quran that you will become knowledgeable. So it was only for the knowledgeable? Where did they where would they have got it from? Doesn't make sense. So it is up to us to go through the book of Allah because what we find today, people fool us totally. I can give you one confusion that is really across the entire globe you find muslimeen confusing culture with religion, big confusion. So when people do something they don't really know is this because I'm a Muslim? Or is it because of my culture and are not just speaking of this country. I'm speaking of all over the world we have the same problem. People do things in the name of religion when it has nothing to do

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with religion. I give you another example. When we get married, sometimes we make life so difficult for another based on culture. But if we were to follow the religion, there is no confusion. It is as clear as crystal you want to follow the deen of Allah you realize you are only a Malaysian because Allah has chosen that not because you are supposed to be a person who looks down upon others know you might be proud of your identity but not the wrong pride. Proud of your identity meaning I'm happy to be whom Allah has made me I am.

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But I do not look down upon others. I use it understanding why Allah has made it.

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ob, ob people I have created you from a single male and female.

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And I have made you into different nations different groups and tribes and different people in order that you may recognize one another, you may recognize one another. Today we have different complexions, different, you know people with different boots, perhaps you know, if you come to Africa, perhaps in the western part of Africa, you'll find a huge draw people as soon as you see someone you can say Mashallah, he's from West Africa, not because you want to look down upon them.

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But Allah has created this vast difference within the people so that we can respect one another recognize one another. And I've always said if every one of us looked alike and we were all the same, perhaps we would meet numberplates.

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Just

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Like the motor vehicles, all these Toyota's look exactly the same, how do I know it's mine, because of some difference and ultimately, even if the color is the same and the interior is the same, and the spec is the same, what would happen is we would recognize our vehicle by the number law. But to make life interesting, we are different people. And we belong to different nations and we belong to different tribes. This is all a plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala make things interesting and for your information, we have also becoming claimed within our hearts to different types of people. You know, some people think, oh, you see,

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I'm a very bad looking person. I'm not using the word ugly, okay.

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Very bad looking person. Why? Because you know, my weight is 80 I'm supposed to only be waiting 60 Okay, do you know that some people may only be attracted to someone who is a lot's of luck. So who told you that you are not good looking too much of television.

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Too much of television, it confuses you. It makes you think I'm not good looking. Allah subhana wa Taala has made every one of us unique. And we are the best looking we could be it is our identity. I have spoken to some people who become depressed after correctional operations without on their faces or bodies. And they say I look better with the small blunders that were on my face than I do. Now. When I've tried to perfect my face through operation. That's because you are confused. You don't understand that identity is chosen by Allah for you. Yes, if there is something wrong, if there is an illness, or if you want to bring back something that is abnormal to normalcy, then definitely

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it's permissible within the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But today, people are just playing with themselves. They play you find someone normal looking person. And after a while they look absolutely different. What happened, you know, there is new technology, it's known as plastic surgery, Brother, you are totally confused. Plastic Surgery, you want to be a plastic person

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might melt in the sun.

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My brothers and sisters, it's important for us to know this life is short, it's not too long. Be happy with what Allah has chosen for you. Like I've said, if there is something wrong, sometimes we do have a challenge regarding health, it is part of our duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala to do whatever he has kept in our capacity to cure ourselves of that. But remember one thing, we don't go beyond what is permissible from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So people become totally confused, we become upset, because we have not understood the message of Allah that is the prime issue of confusion today, amongst Muslims to start with.

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Then,

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in fact, let me dwell a few moments on the issue of the mixture of culture and religion, where sometimes we make life so difficult for everyone and give you one more example something that will

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point straight at us. A lot of us would be guilty of this law. Allah protect us.

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Someone is interested in your daughter Mashallah hamdulillah others are struggling to get married. So firstly, think alone. Remember this, look at it that way. Others are struggling to get a decent guy. Others are struggling to get married. Someone is interested in your daughter but because his family lives across the river, and we live on this side of the river or we come from a city and they come from further down south or up north. We say no.

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Why? Don't you know where they come from?

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Is that Islam? Come on. Where did you come so now when there is depression in your home, blame yourself Don't blame Islam.

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When there is chaos, and everyone doesn't talk to you, I would rather the child make a mistake to marry the wrong person than to lose the child's mind.

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Because today it is our fault we blame religion to say no Allah has taught us this and that when we don't understand what we have done. We have just been selected we choose what suits us because we are worried about our own reputation and prestige How can my daughter marry this man when he doesn't really have anything to be honest your grandfather had nothing

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there was a time my brothers and sisters when we got our children married are they should I say Don't worry because it's hardly happening now this is what we're trying to inshallah cure by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala but they they got their children married, knowing that this man is responsible. He has been and that's all they looked at.

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And slowly 20 years later, they purchased their house, or they bought their first car after 15 years. And that too, was a little

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Mini Cooper.

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I thought about it because nowadays mini Coopers are very expensive. But at that time, they were a little bit cheaper. So kind of love. So

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today we have a new type of looking at things where you don't get married unless and until he's a rich man. So what happens? You go to him, What do you have? What do you own he says, I just have a job, a decent job.

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Not good enough, come back in your own house. By that time, there is chaos confusion, either attackmen carbona de novo Furukawa we do a lot of Fallujah.

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Ideal, the prophet salatu salam says if a proposal comes in your direction, and the person happens to be one of a decent Deen and decent character, then let him get married. If you don't do that, there will be great chaos, corruption, confusion on this. This is what we are noticing no confusion, confused bluesmen. Why? Because of something that is quite simple that we've made difficult, then you have depressive mode, where, because of the way we have chosen to bring up our children, when we face reality of the result of our own choices, we quickly blame Allah and we quickly blame the dean, but you're the one who sent your child to that school, you're the one who decided to live in that

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neighborhood, you're the one who decided to do this for your child and that for your child in the name of love and whatever else. And now in the result of it has come your child, for example, would like to marry a person from the same community or from the school they went to and they were bombarded with people of the opposite sex every day. You are the one who comes and say no, and you don't even know what's going on in society. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us ease to open our doors, remember something

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what differences we may have in terms of where I was born and you were born, they become irrelevant when it comes to the dean and the law of an individual. You look at that, if they are responsible, and if they are upright, no matter how they are living, they will look after your daughter as a J.

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There are so many people who are extremely wealthy who treated their wives like slaves, or without any form of respect, no respect, they have no trustworthiness within them. Whereas there are others who perhaps would not be able to afford the luxuries of the world, but they treat their spouses with utmost respect, and they are so happy living in a heart. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us happiness of the dunya and

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this is something we really need to look into very deeply then what happens. Now going back to learning the Quran and studying the message of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah it will lead us to the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam great confusion today. People say this is the Quran. That's it. I take it as revelation. Yes, I've heard the verse of the Quran, Allah says Allah tada boo,

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boo boo mean

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Will they not want a very deeply over the verses of the Koran or? Or it's locked on their hearts? So we say no, I'm the one who's going to look into the Quran and see its meaning. But as for the sweetener

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I don't want to look into it. Why? Because it's confusing. What is so confusing about it my brother, my sister, if you read the Quran correctly, it will lead you to the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Whatever the messenger has given you in terms of instruction, follow it, whatever he has prohibited, stay away from it, and fear Allah What that means is the messenger to has come with a revelation from Allah Don't let someone fool you and confuse you by saying this is the Quran and we are going to sit with it and whatever is not in the Quran, we don't want to take it because that leads you to certain other things so much so that the Quran leads you to asking those with knowledge. What about the Prophet?

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Allah

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subhana wa Tada. And you will find this verse in more than one place in the Quran.

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Let Vickery

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ask those who have knowledge who have knowledge of Revelation, if you don't know and this is why we say my brothers and sisters when you are reading the Quran, and you have a question that crops up naturally within you regarding a certain verse or what Allah has said, don't attempt to just answer it on your own without seeking clarification and deeper understanding from those who have been taught by a chain of narrators going down from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they have solid knowledge then they will be able to tell

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Listen, if this is the confusion, then this is how you should look at it. And if you want to ask a few more people because today sometimes we could be making a few errors in our understanding. So ask those with sound knowledge, get some knowledge, listen to what they have to say, whoever backs themselves up with revelation, whether it is the poor or the sooner.

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They are more worthy of following than those who don't do them.

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Remember that.

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This is why we say don't allow yourself to insult Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam while claiming to be a follower of the foreigner, like Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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Buddha, Jabir, avoir, Sabina,

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Lima, Tony LA, dee da,

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whoever is going to dispute with the messenger, whoever is going to pull themselves away from the messengers instruction and from what he has declared, after the guidance has come to him after guidance has been made clear to him, and he follows the path which is separate from the path of the true believers. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says he has engaged in something very grave, Do you know the meaning of Nolan Mahima? Well, it has several meanings. One of them is we beautify that which is not beautiful for him. So he looks at it, as that which is beautiful. So the truth is made to be looked at as false and the false hood is made to be looked at as good and true. Why? Because

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they have fought the messenger. They did not want to respect the dignity and honor of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. No. So Allah says, for them is, is a really difficult abode in hellfire. We don't want that to happen to us. Allah says what a bad place to be returned to, or to go to, we wouldn't like to go to a bad place. But remember one thing,

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part and parcel of the respect of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is to study sooner as well. And inshallah we will be talking about the tsunami alayhi wa sallam in one of our talks, an important topic, a matter that we need to look into very deeply. May Allah subhanho wa Taala cure us of the confusion that people have today, or people are trying to promote? And they say, just take the poor on and that's it? How will you understand the message of the poor? Or if you haven't looked at the way it was explained by the one whom it was revealed to in particular? Imagine you have a constitution of the land. And the people who have made the constitution are not consulted as to how

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exactly to interpretive, do you expect the others to know better? So you say I accept the Constitution, but those who wrote it, or those who brought it for all those who have come up with it? We don't even want to look in that direction, we will come up with our own understanding. No, it's not fair. We need to know how to look at it. And we need to understand that Allah has instructed us to follow Hamas or Allahu Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah to Allah bless us.

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My brothers and sisters, as we progress studying the Quran shaitan comes to try and confuse us another major confusion. What is it?

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The issue of hypocrisy where shavon confuses us by making us feel that the minute I have outwardly turned to Allah that I do not need to worry about the inside. I don't need to develop my character. I don't need to look at others with respect so we become very arrogant Why? Because I am a Muslim who's inshallah five times a day The others are not here so much. So that okay, we do have a hadith that warn us about not fulfilling Salah. We know that we all know that. If I were to ask you how many Salah are there in the day, every one of us would say five Salah a day, we would all acknowledge that. And we do know that it is very detrimental for our very ego and belief in Allah.

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If we were to abandon even a single one of them so become strong. My brothers and sisters, however, was becoming strong, we should treat others in a way that we understand where we were ourselves and where we would like them to get and this is why one of the issues of confusion is when a person has been rightly guided. At the age of 14 they see the light a lot of us sometimes 2530 3540 sometimes 5060 we begin to see the light

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When we see the light, we become so hard with everyone else, that we expect them to see the light in five seconds, five seconds. But my brother, you took 40 years to come to the dean, my sister, it took you up to the age of 50, to realize you've got to cover your head. And today I know we desperately seek to guide others. But remember, your duty is to deliver the goods and that's it. Your duty is to try to convey the message and that's it. The rest is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala we begin to hate people whom we think are not on the same religious level, that alone is a confusion of the devil, who makes you think you are religious, when in actual fact you are worse

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than those maybe whom you are looking down upon.

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So don't underestimate people. This is why Allah says the verse I've already read it in a comma,

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the most honor from amongst you in the eyes of Allah of those who are the most conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And who knows who is more conscious of Allah, Allah says in the Quran.

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Don't ever put a chip on your own shoulder by claiming that you are the pure You are the clean, you are the one who is the highest. Don't ever try and purify your own self in the eyes of others, Allah knows who is more conscious of him. Allah is the way they could be Sometimes a person. And we know this from several generations of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam,

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whom Allah has guided at the last minute before they've died, and I was guided them last minute at their deathbed just prior to the moment of death, they were guided rightly, believe me, they are more fortunate than a person who may have led his entire life according to the dean, but they were misguided last minute.

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A man who lives his life for 70 years in a beautiful way. And because of some silly reason, or one of these qualities of arrogance for something dirty that may have happened by Allah forgive us all and grander steadfastness last minute, turning Allahu Akbar turning in the wrong direction. And this is why never go back on your achievement. Don't worry, whatever you've achieved continue, don't think for a moment. And this is another point that we need to talk about that if you are on the path, and the correct path, that there will be no obstacle on your path. No, the correct path has a lot of obstacles on it. Because those are the tests. When I say obstacles, I mean challenges. I

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don't mean that which is bad, but that which will make you even better. If you understand what the straight path is. It's a straight path, and I need to tread upon it. A little bit of traffic. Okay, you know, yesterday, we had a talk in sha Allah.

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So some of the brothers told me, we need to go there very early. Okay, why, What's the story? They gave me the story.

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But we still have to use the same highway which led to use the same route, there was no option. So either you adjust this way or that way, but you're still on the same path. You still have to get to where you are getting, you know, they say apricot jam is a good jam. Strawberry jam is a good jam.

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But when you come to Malaysia, there's a new type of a jam, traffic jam.

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That jam cannot be spread on butter.

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with butter on the bread know, Allah subhanho wa Taala countless goodness and ease. But that doesn't mean you don't go to work and you contact the people at work to say you know what it was again. They tell us they've got up early for breakfast to add up, you would have had another chance.

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You cannot use that excuse. It's a silly excuse for not getting to work. The same applies with us we have a pathway Scirocco. Mr. Kim, it is a straight path Allah calls it the straight path, it is clear cut, there is no confusion on that path. But there will be challenges on the path, they may slow you down slightly and then they will speed you up by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why Allah says very clearly do you think that you are not going to be tested?

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Do you think that is just going to leave you

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and this is why there is a confusion. I have come across people who are sick or ill May Allah Quran she found a cure to all those who are ill, people who are struggling financially, people who are struggling in their marriages, people who are struggling in their relations with their children and parents and so on. People who have various forms of challenges in life, and they look and they say, You know what?

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people have told me this is a punishment from Allah subhanho wa Taala he's penalizing you for something. The reality is they themselves are confused. How can someone come and tell you that you are sick? It's a penalisation from Allah everyone.

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All of us has been sick at some stage in our lives, whether it's a little flu or something else. We agreed, does that mean hey, I was penalized all of us punished. It is your opportunity to get close to Allah through sickness and illness and the needs that we have for law, he makes us closer to him. That was a gift of Allah for you. You recognize your maker, because he made you go through some challenge. So don't be confused. People become depressed, and they lose their faith in Allah. A few days ago, someone said,

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call out to your alarm, let him bring the aircraft

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sensitive, or not sensitive of the feelings of those who are affected? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant miracle to us.

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But my brothers and sisters, be careful call out to your Allah they say, to bring it back. Well, to be honest with you, I answered the men in another way. I said, What do you believe? call out to whoever you believe in. And let's see if he brings it along. I can throw it back at you exactly the same. One man told me we are sick because we are mostly mean I said, I know a lot of people who follow other faiths who have even deeper illnesses than us. And the same sickness. It's not franchised or it's not only because you're a Muslim, that you're going through this. There are others who don't even believe in the faith who are going through perhaps the same or worse, but it's

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it depends how you look at it. It depends how you look at your challenge. So a person with a man will have the same sickness as a person without a man. But he is going through it in a content fashion, it brings him closer to Allah, whereas the one without Eman, it drifting further away.

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This is why we say one of the issues of confusion is when we have a crisis, when we have a problem. We need to resolve it. Bearing in mind, it's an opportunity to get close to Allah, we do not resolve it getting closer to shape.

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You know, sometimes when a person is sick, and May Allah protect us, may Allah grant us cure, I'm just using one example. But it can happen even to those who have had financial difficulty or any other form of difficulty. Let's use the issue of sickness because everyone at some stage gets sick. So we go to the doctor, we try this, we try that and someone comes in tell us Okay, try this, try something else, you know, try this medication, perhaps which is herbal and Alhamdulillah. We try it and sometimes we are cured. But sometimes people are not cured. And they don't understand. It's the plan of Allah. And Allah has kept your duty to look after your health. And at a certain point Allah

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takes away even those who are very healthy, you will still go away, you will still have to leave. So what happens is, after a while, in our desperation to get better, we begin to do things that are totally unacceptable and the excuse we use, but I need to get better. It's my health. Come on, no matter who is going to kill me. It's okay. Ultimately I say Bismillah then I engage in Hocus Pocus.

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That what it is that what I should be doing? So what was the belief in Allah? When Allah says,

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a man who Allah Charlene acabo de moonen, nasty

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people called Sulaiman a disbeliever, alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, Allah says, A man was not a disbeliever. But the devils were the ones who just believed by teaching people magic. So there is an acknowledgment in Islam, of magic, it exists, it is there, but to partake in it, to engage in it, to do it, and to be associated with it is what is totally prohibited, it can actually take you out of the fold of belief in Allah.

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So it is there, the gene exists, we don't deny that this is why the last two sutras of the Quran, if only we knew the meanings of it, we would never be able to understand. And we won't be confused, but the problem is, we read

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a lot. Shall we? masala? Shall we?

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Shall we?

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Shall we has it in Iran? Do you know what it means?

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The problem is, I just know that it will give me protection from the devil. But find out what it means as well. And you need to know when you read it concentrate on the meaning. And you see, your confusion will go because there are people who read the sutras and they continue reading everything, but they are the first people who go to witch doctors and fortune tellers, and they are the ones who would claim that it's because I'm in a desperate situation that I'm doing this but Allah says

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and my

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wife

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Paulina

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Who is there? besides Allah that responds the call of the distressed when he is in distress, who corresponds the call of the one who is in distress besides a law, it is a law who responds correctly. And this is why my brothers and sisters remember when you are in distress, do not turn to those besides Allah in a way that will displease Allah. You might want to go to the doctor, you might want to ask someone to help you might want to seek financial help, but not in a way that will displease Allah. And in order to know what displeases Allah, you just need to read the Quran. We talking about gene a few minutes ago. And look, there is a surah in the Quran called Surah Al gene.

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But the problem is we know that there is a pseudo gene we've never been through its meaning. That's why I started off by saying go through the meanings of the Quran, because nobody will be able to con you or confuse you. Because now you know, someone says, but you can do the same. But hang on, I read the Koran. And I've come across a verse that says this will just look at you and say, oh, oh,

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why because now they know they cannot lie to you. So Allah says

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Mina Elgin, pasado.

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Allah speaks about how they were people from mankind, who sought the assistance of the gym kind, so the gym can lead them further astray, further astray. So do you still want to go and seek the help of the gym can? Well, look what the Quran says they will lead you further astray. You know, I came across a man who met me. And he told me, he says, You know, I have a gym? I said, Good for you.

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Did you rob one of these lanterns before? He said, I'm not joking.

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So I said, Okay, so what's the big deal?

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He says, say what you want to get it done.

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I said, I don't want that type of cash or that type of help, or that type of thing. I worship Allah. This is my test. He says, but I promise you, I can bring you what you like, you want to eat the dates of Saudi Arabia, I can bring them from Medina as fresh as ever here. And now.

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I looked at him. And I know that is possible, because you they are Jin and Jim is confirmed in this area that they exist and we know that.

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And so they do possess people and things to happen. You read the Koran, and you'll understand you'll understand the exact position of it, but to be enticed by that and some

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of the things of Medina Whoa, let's go. Next thing. The tape comes down. And you having the date.

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What do you think? The date didn't come when I was confused as to how to love? I told him no way. He says but this gene I have is so happy.

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So happy.

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He's a Muslim. He has met so and so so and so and so many different companions, and he has taken Hadith directly. Okay, so I said so now he said, so he's given me narrations. And you know how it says

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the name chain of durations and so on, this man says bugger all that it's mean through the gym to the profit straight.

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So you can add and subtracting your dean as and when you wish, because a certain man told you that he saw the profit through a gym or he saw him in a dream and he forgot.

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He gave them to me.

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I am shocked that people can believe that if that was the case, we can all start dreaming. And every one of us will say well I had a dream. And you know what? There was a message that was forgotten at the time. So now what has happened is, it was given to me. Don't you read the Quran where Allah says Allah Allah? Allah tala Kadena Kumara

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Mati what are the Tula cool Islam Medina this day I have completed your faith. I have perfected your deen I have completed it.

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And my gift upon you is total it is complete. There is nothing to add and subtracting the dean. It's all done. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked the companions have I delivered the message. They said yes, you have

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a witness. I conveyed it. It's over.

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data.

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We bear witness and they will witness that he

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has delivered the message and he has delivered the the trust that was placed on his shoulders. But somehow Here comes a man who tells you this genius is so happy. So I told him. Do you know what? Let me tell you that the jinn are liars. They lie don't believe even one word not even one.

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When the Quran says

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Yama shulgin A texter Oh to

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read about what Allah says regarding the jinn and mankind Jin kinda Allah says, or Jin Can you have now made you know fools of mankind, one of the translations

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you have now you know you've got a lot of your followers amongst mankind we follow Allah subhanho wa Taala. So on the Day of Judgment, you will find the two of them or Jin kind and mankind separating ways and this is why Allah says

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Allah

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una Viva Viva La

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Palma powerful verse where Allah says, On that day, they will disassociate themselves from one another. And they will say, you know what, we just enjoy each other's company for a while in this world, and we enjoy the given tape between us. But Allah was forgotten the message of Allah was removed from the equation. So as a result, Allah says

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that fire is the abode of Allah protect us who wants to go into the fire? Who wants to be entering Jana? We hear about it. May Allah protect us from gentlemen, do you want to be protected from Jehovah you need knowledge of how to be protected from it. Don't just believe anything and everything. People tell you that you know what, and this is another very, very serious issue.

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I firmly believe that 100% of the time when someone tells you that someone has done a black magic upon you, and they issue you with a name, the name is wrong. You may have black magic, you may be a possessed person, but the name they gave you is absolute nonsense, totally nonsense. And you there will be a little bit of politics between you and that person. Because the gym gives the name to whoever it is he can be a chef, as biased as he might be in terms of eating Salah in the first stuff. But believe me, the confusion is he thinks the jinn are telling the truth. The jinn are telling you a lie, total lie complete false. They are they want to create chaos amongst you, your

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family members especially the gym, one of their main aims is to destroy your family. So nine times out of 10 when you are affected by something here will come a big shift and he will tell you, you know you are possessed maybe that might be right. We still give credit sometimes maybe to that and then he will tell you one of your own relatives did it and he might even give you a name but that name will be of someone who's close to you in relation or in friendship. Why? Because go to the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says Allah tala Muna mean whom

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he was dodgy. This devil teaches people how to split husband and wife. This is what he teaches Why? Because the call if the call is split, there is confusion in the rest of the family. I don't talk to my sister for 20 years someone told me why. Because some She told me she did magic. And believe me the sister is the furthest away from being accused. And another thing is, one day you saw the sister driving past a certain village and you said What was she doing there? She went to see the

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witch doctor in order to engage in the magic to Bella Shaffer is confusing you playing with your mind? Do you not believe in Allah? Don't you know why the last two sutras of the Quran were revealed? They were revealed to protect yourselves from this type of item and ourselves as as believers. So why don't you recite it? Why don't you have conviction in Allah Allah will kill you continue in the correct path don't fall by destroying relations with those who are totally innocent solely because one man claim to know the unseen Believe me, like I said, he got his information from the gym If he did, and the gym they lie. And they are laughing now laughing to say, Wow, we got them

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exactly where we wanted to get them were one of the brothers accusing the system, the in laws and so on. And these people are accusing each other. And the man is now in chaos. Why every one of us accusing the other, you look at the system, innocent person with a lot of goodness and sincerity. And you run in another another direction as a sister in Islam to Panama.

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Because you have dirty belief in your heart regarding someone who's totally innocent while you just believe the jinn. So where is Allah in the equation? Where is Allah? These are innocent people. And I know people who are affected are so passionate that even what I'm saying now that say this man doesn't know. Because we are passionate, we desperately need to blame someone. I give you another example. We have said and we continue to say that negative speculation is how do you know that? You know a few days ago

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I said regarding the aircraft, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a miracle and going to talk about it because it's the topic of the day.

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It's a current issue, and we will say that which is responsible, inshallah

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I said speculation is wrong. So someone says, Well, you have to speculate in order to try and find out. We're not talking of that type of speculation where you are thinking of probabilities in a decent way. We're talking of dirty, negative speculation that is full of filth. That's what we're talking about.

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Now, what has happened to us, we find ourselves wanting so desperately to blame someone for something we really don't know. So we accused innocent people in the process, and this is what happened. And we call it you know, what, Subhana? Allah? Yes, yes, yes, it's fine. That must have happened. Tomorrow, someone will do the same to you. Then what? Then what? How can your desperation make you be unjust? Imagine a person stole at your house, you don't know whose store so you stand by your gate, and you look at the people and you find a man from Nigeria. And just because you think that okay, this man is Nigerian, let's now just blame him. He's the thief. Whereas some of the most

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pious people come from the country, do you know that? When I visited, I was shocked to see the massage in which were choking choco block. And I was shocked to say, Subhanallah Look at how beautiful these people are. I learned to love the people and the place so much so that I would go back there any day.

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But because we have sometimes become confused by the devil, in our desperation, to blame someone for our problem, we start doing the wrong thing.

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Remember, this is wrong.

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And the same way.

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As I was mentioning a few moments ago, we begin to believe the devil literally the devil Schaffer, he pleases army, and they come to us and say, this person did that. And that person did this. And this is why you are sick. And that's why and then what they say is, look, I will do something and you will be cured. So somehow, we go and they do something and we are cured. What if what they did was outside of what Allah has asked us to do outside of that, which was permissible, then remember, no matter how pure Do you have because you failed your test? You failed your test. Some people get their driver's license, just because they bribe the examiner. No matter what you will own causing

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accidents on the road.

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Good goodness, I don't think it happens in this country.

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Okay, the laughter means something else.

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I still believe it doesn't happen in this country.

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But in some countries, it does mean Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. May Allah protect us, you might pass your examination but in reality, you fail and you know it, you know it you fail. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah help us really to understand the plan of Allah, may Allah cure us may make us those who have some knowledge, without some knowledge, we will not be able to be from those who understand what's going on. We won't, because you need not in numbers, you found it.

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Indeed, the cure of ignorance is to ask to seek and to seek from the correct source. And in order to protect yourself from chaos and confusion, go back to what Allah has revealed. Can I tell you why I am going to meet with Allah and so are you? Don't you agree? Are we looking forward to the day when we meet our maker Subhana Allah today we get excited when we meet someone who might just be a little bit popular and so on, and we get excited out, I'm the one who made me and you we are more excited to see him. But when we see him, will we be able to say

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I read your book which you sent for me?

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Will we be able to say that?

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You know, I am just a mere mortal. I'm just a human being perhaps one of the worst of the last year but I tell you something, sometimes people embarrass me by saying you know what?

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I've seen all your videos and I just relax Take it easy. I'm just a human being. But have you read the book of Allah?

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And they say but my shift in the mosquito me this Hara. So when you meet Allah when you say Yama, I really wanted to read your message to me, but my chef told me that is haram.

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So does your chef own paradise or hell? He doesn't. You need to understand, yes, we will respect him and we will we will take from him the good but when they are making a mistake, that's where

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you read the Word of Allah that is a message to you. You are brought into existence. You are such a powerful person. You have a mind and a brain that is so sophisticated. You have a health system that operates far more sophisticated than any operators in existence. And yet, would not mind that now is so technologically advanced, you still want to say

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I'm not going to read the Word of Allah. Come on, come on. It's not going to confuse you it will remove your confusion. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses me He is

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my brothers and sisters. As you can see, the issues that confused us are many, many. I want to end with one serious one. I spoke about it last night and touched on it, but I need to talk about it because it's the problem across the globe. One of the biggest confusions is people think that all the non Muslims need to be killed.

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It's a confusion.

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In fact, in reality, it is created by the devil. And sometimes we think we're so pious that those who don't think exactly as we think do not deserve to be living.

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That is not Islam, that is unacceptable. That is definitely deviation, the height of deviation.

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So how Allah we are passionate to convey to the masses, the true message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of tolerance of hope of reaching out to people, different people, different faiths, different belongings, different inclinations, reach out even to the enemy in a positive way. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your doors. The problem with us is we don't reach out to people and we feel okay, because this person has hurt me. It's over. It's over. I'm going to make sure that I destroy this and destroy that and do that. What are you talking about? No religion preaches that type of behavior. Remember, you resolve the matter. resolve the problem, talk about it. Make sure

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that you reach out to people tomorrow. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says it very clearly in the Quran.

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Allah azza wa jal

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confronting those hypocrites and the enemies need we talking here about open outright enemies. Allah says if they turn repents, they fulfill their Salah, they engage in the good deeds, they automatically become your brethren in faith. They become your brothers in faith.

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SubhanAllah after the person was my enemy, how can he become my brother? Allah says yes, he becomes your brother in faith. And this is why Allah says, as Allahu

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Allah.

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Allah is all capable and all able to create love between you and the one you hate. That's what Allah says. You just like someone with a passion, your enemy, Allah says I have the capacity to create love between the two of you. It has happened. It does happen and it will always happen. Allah says Allah hookah de Allah is all able for love of Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Look at Abu sufian

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look at

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inshallah, we will be speaking about the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and their sacrifice, to be honest, those were enemies of Islam, enemy number one. And what happened?

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They became related

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powerfully through the deal, and even through marriage.

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So this is why those who don't look at others with the correct I have not understood the message of the beam.

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We are peace loving, peaceful people who have been spreading the deen in a beautiful way through our character through reaching out to people, different types of people have different inclinations. They have seen the goodness in the deen through that. And we ask a lot to continue to use us in this positive way, rather than become people who are so negative and so closed, that even amongst us as muslimeen if I have two or three differences with you, I immediately call you a person who's very gentle.

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And without a joke, I've seen it happening I gave a talk some time back and I made mention of it. Once I was with someone and every little while we pass people he looks at him and says john,

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john,

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john,

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do you own Are you the gatekeeper here if

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you own this house

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sees that is the wrong way of looking at people. You will never solve matters, you will never be able to resolve the issues that you are trying to resolve. In fact, it shows that you're not serious about helping mankind. It shows that you're not serious.

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But slowly but surely we need to understand. If we love one another for the sake of Allah we will be able to reach out to one another in a beautiful way correct one another in a way that we get each other thinking

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We get each other thinking today, we've spoken up a lot of items, I hope and I pray that you think about it very seriously and deeply. And I've tried to be as respectful as possible. Although I was passionate when it came to the issue of blaming people, because I've seen it overtaking us, and it overtakes us with a good name in the sense that in inverted commas, people think, oh, that good man told me something. But if the good man told you something bad, then that is his human weakness or it is his mistake. That's what it is.

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a bad man tells you something good. It's possible. And a good man tells you something bad that's also possible none of us are perfect. Perfection is what Allah and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was granted that in terms of the perfection of the message, and even the individual. So Allahu alayhi wa sallam, we had a perfect individual perfect example.

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As for the rest of us, we will be heading towards perfection The more we turn towards Allah and His Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we will be drifting further away from perfection, the more we drift further away from them akuto Madras mount was monastery muslimeen are Salatu was salam o barik ala nabina. Muhammad was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.