Do you not follow the Prophet of Mercy?

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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu

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Bismillah R Rahman Al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Hawala Ali, he was happy he Jemaine

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my beloved brothers, my sisters,

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we are gathered here this morning

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in this beautiful Masjid

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must you do Salam

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in Musgrave in Durban

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in order for us

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to speak about some aspects of the life of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and who was he?

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Known as of balule Halki wa Cramo Rosalie,

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the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.

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If Allah Almighty has given you an eye,

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the opportunity to consider ourselves from the followers and the Ummah,

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of the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of allah

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then indeed,

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we are honored.

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In fact, the greatest honor if you were to ponder for a moment that you and I have

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is the connection to the greatest of all creation. And above that, the connection to the Creator Himself.

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Allah Almighty carefully chose the lineage of Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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from Adam Alayhis Salam

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coming down

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the DNA as we would say today,

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the precise lineage male and female,

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how it would be and how it was.

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Allah had not only known it but planned it so meticulously, that when he says, this is the best, it is the best.

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Ya Allah OMA Karna Amaya Cornwall, Mala Mia can either can clarify a corner the knowledge of Allah, Allah Almighty knows that which is happening that which happened that which will happen. That's the knowledge of Allah. But beyond that, that which will not happen if it were to happen, how it would have happened is the knowledge of Allah Surah Toluca have mentioned this, where Allah Almighty speaks of how Allah haber did three things that were not understood by Musa alayhis salam.

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And later on, he was told, if we had let this be the way it was,

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something negative would have happened. Therefore, Allah knew that if it carried on the way it was, which in the knowledge of Allah it was never going to carry on because it stopped. You see what we're saying?

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But Allah knew if it didn't carry on how it would have carried on because that was going to be had it been negative. Allah says, We blocked it there and then that was the knowledge of Allah. Allah alone. Madam Nia coulomb, Eva akana que via corner Allahu Akbar. It's amazing. People say, you know, I wanted to buy this business, while Allah blocked him. One day when you meet Allah you can say if I had bought that business, show me what would have happened Subhanallah

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Same applies to marriage. Many of us you young, you getting married.

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This didn't work. That didn't work. The other one worked. Show me if I were to marry that person, what would have happened? Allah says, you know, we blocked it as a favor for you. Sometimes you lose your children at a young age Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one after the other his children passed on in his lifetime besides one fatty man of the Allahu anha she outlived him by a bit. The rest of them they passed away in his life span. Imagine when we lose our children how heavy it is, I can tell you that no body and no body at all can ever explain what the pain is to the one who's gone through it.

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They endure it themselves with the help of Allah the summer will come without the help of Allah. There's never going to be any form of conflicts. Allah alone will comfort you for your loss. And you know what follows

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Okay, the best of creation went through it not just once, but so many times.

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He shed tears when Ibrahim his son passed away, so much so he was the one who taught us how to be strong and bear summer. He says you must be patience. He is the one who taught us how to be patience. So when the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu saw the tears, they questioned, what is this Subhanallah as though you are not supposed to cry, so it was quickly clarified in nama here Ramadan, Jaya Jalla Hala, who feed the body here Ruhama.

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These tears are not a sign of questioning Allah. These tears are not a sign of disagreeing with Allah. They are not a sign of being upset, kabbah and Khadir. But rather these tears are a sign of the mercy that Allah puts in the hearts of those who are merciful to a degree.

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I'm crying, I'm going to miss my son. It's nothing wrong. cry when you have to cry when you need to cry when it's about to come. When you hold back sometimes it's not as good a feel as when you allow those tears to roll.

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Allow those tears to roll Allah created tear glands and Allah gave them a purpose and Allah allows them to be released when certain emotions happen to be up and down.

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It's a human mechanism of coping. But Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of creation, the perfect, the most noble of all prophets, the chosen by Allah Almighty.

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When the tears rolled, he quickly clarified it's just a sign of mercy. May Allah make us merciful towards one another today

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we've become a bit messiness.

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We are merciless. Let me take you through a statement of the same the be of Allah. Is he is he not your newbie? Is he not mine a B? Is he not our Nabhi do his statements and his method and his style and his sunnah? Does all that not become part of the the biggest? The biggest means of our following in this world? What do I want to follow?

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Don't you say this is the messenger? He's my messenger. He's mine. The big he was sent to me, don't we say that? Allah sent him to you, in person with your name. And he's going to ask you how you responded. In fact, you get into your grave, you're going to be asked Manabi Yuka it's a question and you will only know the response if you followed. Otherwise, you won't know you can learn it from now you say you know we're going to be asked questions in the grid. These three questions. Just ask them to me, let me see you know the answer. You can rattle them out morning, afternoon, evening when you die you won't know a thing because you didn't follow when the Quran says or Allah says you call

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Elisa Hey Bill Quran a war Tapiwa Tilikum a quintet roti Luffy dunya for in them and zilliqa in the Aqua reality trabajar a person who's memorized the Quran will be told on the Day of Judgment, recite and ascend and continue ascending for indeed your position your status will be upon the last verse that you are going to be able to read. So you start you start with Surah two Fatiha, where will you stop? No matter how solid your hip was in the dunya your memory was in this world you your memory will fail right at the beginning if you did not establish your prayer by the time in Surah Al Baqarah right at the beginning when you come to what Aki Musala Atewa to circa Oka humara wok uni

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you won't be able to go beyond that because none of that did you do is come at the salah? No Did you do eater? Zakah? No Did you do ruku Amar Rocky, you never prayed? You never prostrate bowed with those who are bowing meaning you're praying and you never even gave your charities in a proper manner you stuck, but in the dunya you never made a blunder Subhanallah you see what we're saying? So here is the prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, the status the highest he just lost his son. And he is saying we will not utter words that are displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala we will only say that which is pleasing to Allah, what is it? It is in Allah Hema, Allah whom a TA what

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couldn't be che in Rinda, who will be actually Musa indeed for Allah belongs that which he took away. It was always Allah when Allah gave you something in this world, I promise you my brothers, my sisters, you did not have it.

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If before Allah gave it to you, does He who gave it to you not have the right to snatch it away from you. And when he takes it away from you, if you're a believer and you're close to Allah and you're trying to follow the Sunnah, don't you believe Allah will not let me down. I'm sure there is a better purpose for this to have happened. There must be some

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wisdom of Allah, some wisdom, you lose a child, you don't know why you lost the child. But if you were to ask one day, Allah Almighty show me if that child lived beyond the age of 13, upon which you took the child away, how would the child have grown up, you might be shocked and you will say, Oh Allah, I thank you for taking the child away. Before the child was a means of distress for me because of drugs and gambling and whatever else and so many issues that are happening on Earth today. Allah says, You know what, we did you a favor, we just didn't give you children, Allah.

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The favour of Allah upon you was that he did not give you children. That was the blessing because you didn't know when you don't know Do you believe in Allah? Yes, keep on trying. Because in trying you get the reward. You get the full reward and as you will aspire, to try to achieve something you believe is beneficial is Salama and Fabrique was in Billa. While attaches the prophets of Allah, Allah Salam says, Don't be lazy work hard towards achieving that which you believe is beneficial for you work hard, whether you're going to get it or not, is only in the hands of Allah.

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So Allah sometimes does not give you something because he knows the blessing is in us not giving you if we gave you it would have been a means of distress for you. But you don't know you don't realize we know we know the future. So going back when I said we are merciless, that's what it is. When the same nopee of Allah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us, Mala young hamdullah your hum, whoever does not show mercy will not be shown mercy. And here we are mercilessly treating one another. No mercy, no mercy in the way we talk no mercy in the way we walk no mercy in the way we do business no mercy in the way we treat our families no mercy in the way we treat human kind of large, zero mercy,

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then we are worried about why am I so depressed? Why is this happening to me? Why is that happening to me? Why am I this and why am I that my brother, my sister, relax, go back to Allah change your ways. Your habits here is the Nabhi of Allah. Allah did not send him to us in order for us to continue to say minor B minor B minor B, my statement is there but my actions are totally opposite. What's the point?

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I'm saying he's minor B, I follow him, I might be able to come for Salah the other day I was speaking to someone and they told me about what someone else did to them. And they were asking me for guidance. And I gave them a few words of advice based on what I believed perhaps maybe had they complained to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he would have said something similar perhaps based on that I told him something. And he said, I just want to let you know who this person is. I said I don't want to know. I don't want to know you told me you gave me the gist of it. He said for your information. If you look at him, he's a full emulation of what we believe the Sunnah is Subhanallah

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he reads his Salah in the first stuff. That's what it is. He doesn't miss his Salah he has a somehow in his hand

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and he's flicking it I mentioned this yesterday. He's flicking it and while he's speaking it is swearing people are you counting the number of swear words are you really making a current Likud some people have a habit? Salaam aleikum? How's it man? Are you well, everything okay? And look what he's doing with his hands. A you know, yesterday I went to town man, and I met a few people there. And they were telling look at his fingers. What is this?

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This is a joke man because you're not making the car you are using it as a means of what? Say something Subhan Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu wa salam ala and whatever other guru Do you want to make in a proper way Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala ala Sayidina. Muhammad was happy he robotic was seldom or simply sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is good. But for you to be swearing, screaming, shouting metal treating abusing mercilessly and you claim to follow the one who was sent as a mercy to mankind that to all other species.

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That's why we're here today.

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To revisit our relationship with the greatest of creation. We visit your relationships. How quick are we to judge people? How quick are we to pass statements you don't know what the person sitting next to

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Who is going through, they might never have had a home, they may not have had parents, they might be struggling with a job, they might not know what food they're going to eat. Besides, by the way, the mutton biryani that they're going to serve later.

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Which is true.

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I hope so.

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you don't know what struggles they have, they may not be able to afford the next meal, they probably don't know when they coming or going, they might have lost their parents. They may have struggled with addictions and now they're trying to come up and you're the one look at him and say, Watch out but so this guy is an addict. Wait, are you not going to try? You know you? If we had to write people off because of a Sunday committed? We would all be written off without exception. What are you prepared to work on people? When you see someone doing bad first thing we have in this age of social media is to expose them expose? Is that the Sunnah of Nabil of Allah or do you make dua for

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them is that not a man who reads the Shahada? committing a sin does not automatically eject you from the fold of Islam, sinful Muslim, we also infamously mean on different levels, some minor some major some people are a little bit more major. May Allah forgive all of us and strengthen us you don't know you're gonna be tested or your children may be tested, who knows? We're not yet dead to be able to know how we ended because the winner is the one who at the end, they have won. Those are the winners, but you could be a practicing person and who knows a little while later everything could have gone now Allah Almighty forgive us.

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So go go easy on the people you don't know work on them. You see someone helped them say a good word. The man is addicted to something in sha Allah, the child is addicted to something in sha Allah with your DUA, your help your assistance, your positivity, your reminders, they will come through by the word of Allah

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I had the good fortune of spending a little bit of time with Haji BIPA Rahmatullah Allah some time back 1992 Wallahi. I recall the man early morning some of you might remember this, he would be in tahajjud weeping as though someone was beating him up Allah Hey, we used to get up when we were sitting in Africa in the masjid and we used to see this man Institute literally crying to Allah for what I can tell you what, because I asked him, I was young

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as everything okay.

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Says you know, we see things firstly we are weak, we cry for ourselves, may Allah strengthen us. Secondly, you see things you you trying to help the Ummah obviously his work was to go around reminding the people of the deen of Allah.

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You cry at a condition you complain to Allah Allah today I saw this guy this child today I saw that we came across this case guide these people help them make easy for them and so on and so forth. And guess what? That is the way not like us today.

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flagbearers who is wearing one another? Let's see you from wearing white Have you tried crying on the on the sadaqa? Have you tried crying in Cebu? Have you tried making dua for people? That was the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sunnah when they maltreated him into if Allah Who Madico me for Allah Allah mon forget about time before time

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when his own family members and his own clan members, Mel treated him Do you know what he says? Hola Houma is a Islamophobia de la Marini, Allahu Akbar, oh Allah strengthen Islam by the acceptance of Islam of one of these two powerful disbelievers.

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Hey, that's a dua that's my Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is your Nabi. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that's who we follow. He checked out the enemy, he saw the strongest from among them two guys, and he made the dua to Allah Oh Allah. If one of these two comes to Islam, the strength we will get will be tremendous. Guide one of the two of them

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are you prepared to look at the enemies and make the DUA Wallah he we've arrived at such a sad condition that we look at the friends and we curse the opposite that totally opposite rather than look at the enemies and make a dua that Allah bring them to the deen you have someone whom you probably no he's a Muslim already and he makes five Salah and he does a lot of goodness you find reason why to kiss him for that. Where's the Nabhi of Allah? Where does he feature in your life in your lock in your character? I show the Allahu Allah and he was asked about the character of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she just gave one answer what should you say? You want to

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describe a mountain? He just she just said kind of hoo hoo Al Quran his character

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wasn't the Quran,

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Allah He give importance to the Quran. The recitation, you know, we heard the melodious recitation, I want to tell you something that I noticed.

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From the first time I came to Durban many years ago, early 2000s.

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Not just in Durban throughout our country and not just in our country throughout the globe, there is an awakening. The recitation of the Quran has become such that it's almost perfected by the youngsters today, compared to what it was before.

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When I was young, we used to get excited people eight Imam Saab, can you lead our Salah today I run away why I want to listen to it from others, they recite superbly

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beautiful that our party who read before us

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so melodious, I didn't even want it to end I thought to myself, let him take another 10 minutes of my time, it's fine. That's how beautiful it was. I enjoyed it thoroughly. And in our minds, there are other resources equally beautiful.

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give importance to the Quran. My brothers, my sisters, the beauty of the Quran should show in your luck. That's why you that hadith I mentioned does not say you Babu little party. It says a Sahid Bill Quran. A person who has the Quran not only on his tongue, in his heart in his character is a living Quran. You learn it, you you put it into practice, you teach it to others, the best person in existence is the one who dedicates his life to the Quran.

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Hands down, that's the best.

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Here is the Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, hey, look, come and Pharaoh come here in this hadith means to to goodness, the best from amongst all of you.

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Man to Allah Quran Allah Allah Maha the one who learns the Quran and teaches it the dunya this world might not give them importance, I swear by Allah, in the eyes of Allah, they are the VIPs you know what the Hadith says, sang the beat that we are celebrating sallallahu alayhi wasallam you know what he says?

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He says that, on the Day of Judgment, they will be a group of people known as 100. Quran, the people of the Quran Who are they? He describes them in a Latina whom Allah Allah he will

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satu who

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the people who are who belong to Allah, they are known as these are the people of Allah. And they are his special ones.

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special ones today, you're a friend of an important person, and they look at you and they say, Oh, this is the guy he's the buddy of that guy. They who is that guy? The another important person? Hey, what if they had to say that about Allah

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subhanaw taala What if Allah declared, Hey, that's my friend. That's why my brothers, my sisters, in our midst, we are seated here, not just amongst us, but even in our communities and societies, every community, every society, every other corner, has certain individuals who are very close to Allah.

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You don't know who they are unsuspecting, they're not gonna come in I'm only guys I'm a willing to come and say that, no chance. In fact you won't pick them up until sometimes after they passed away you realize what you lost.

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They are people known as Alia Allah the friends of Allah mini every community society every place a few you may know them you may not know them. In fact, you wouldn't really in a rush because they are not going to come and show.

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Now Allah Almighty tells us through the blessing lips of the same the video of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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monarda Li Wei Li and then to who Bill herby Hadith, Tootsie, whoever harms a friend of mine. I have announced war against

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the fact that you don't know who's the friends of Allah, Allah span can be anyone. It doesn't mean they are perfect, but it means there are close to Allah, the Adam Alayhis Salam was he not a chosen by Allah? There was a sin committed wasn't there? Did that remove him from the Mercy of Allah? No. In fact that brought him into the Mercy of Allah when he saw Toba.

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So imagine if you don't know who are the friends of Allah, you would be foolish if you maltreated even one of them because you don't know. You don't know. Your life shall be turned upside down. When you mess with the friend of Allah. That's what Allah is telling you. Is it worth it? To me

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As with anyone, improve your character, improve your conduct. There's no point in outwardly looking so religious, and you're sweating and you're screaming and yelling, which Nabhi of Allah taught that every single one of them had brilliant luck and character. Do you know there is a Hadith with the same Nabil of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? wherein he says, ma'am, in the being in Illawarra, Panama,

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there is no Nabhi that has ever been sent by Allah, no prophet ever sent by Allah except at a certain stage in their lives. They were shepherds looking after a flock of sheep. Why?

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Training from Allah what else?

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Wisdom of Allah what else? Plan of Allah what else? Imagine if you are going to work with animals, sheep.

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How much patience do you need? All the messengers were trained with sheep first. You can't even speak to the sheep.

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But trust me, miraculously they communicated with the sheep.

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Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from a young age he never ever had any issues with any creatures, they will all almost subservient in front of

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the camel came to him complaining about its owner, and how they were overburdening him. There was only a movement of the head of the chemo and the small sound and the prophets of Allah the Salah, made the movement and then called the owner and warned him and said You are melting this animal

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what communication happened miracle miracle of an OB

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he was so many other miracles Subhanallah mentioned the camera coming to you and complaining about a guy puts too much on my bed, man. It's hard I can manage. Today we treat human beings worth worse than that a guy works for you. You pay him up tons of 5000 grand a month and you're expecting to work like a horse not even a horse. Doesn't it happen? See from amongst us some of the guys are nodding their heads because you must be working for someone who does that. The other side will nod their heads they're gonna just look at this guy touched a nerve yet.

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But that's the nippy we celebrating. Go easy on those who work for you pay them well and on time. I swear any business you have any business if you would like Baraka, pay people properly and on time. If you have that, trust me, you go to Ghana, you will have the greatest success in this world. 1000s if not millions will make dua for you. And you know what you enter into the Mercy of Allah. Utter Judo Sudoku, Amin Mana beechina was deeply in our Shuhada a Saleh.

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Here is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the same man that we're celebrating and I'm saying this so much, just to keep you on your toes. Remember? What are we talking about? What are we celebrating? You know what he says? A businessman who is honest, upright, trustworthy, he'll be resurrected with the prophets of Allah. Why use upright? Business is not easy. You start seeing money the more you get the more miserly you become the big big businesses sometimes sometimes there are definitely exceptions. Sometimes they don't pay and they won't pay on time and they won't pay properly and they'll squeeze you and tell you I was joking. But that's what it is. non Muslim business down the

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road. They will promote you they will pay you they look after you they give you whatever and so on and Muslim business they squeeze you they call you at two in the morning. And if you don't want to come next day you got the letter. What does it say fire.

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Come on, relax.

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We are the OMA. It should be the other way around. We should be exemplary.

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When the city and other cities in this country faced the challenges of the rioters Wallah, he we got up and we showed the little bit of what the OMA is all about. Look at the differences maybe

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Am I right or wrong?

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Is the nopee of Allah was here sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would have told us to go out full fledged and give whatever we have because let me take you back and tell you that nubby of allah sallallahu Sallam told the people who is total strangers in Madina, Munawwara Listen, we have a crisis. The crisis is that they are people coming from another city altogether. And they are going to come here we can't have these people as refugees. What's the term refugee? Is it not a belittlement? It's a belittlement. The case is where you Where are you from? I come from that country. What are you doing here? I'm a refugee.

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Oh, isn't that something cheap statement that's really low, very low refugee. You have a right to this earth like how I have because I'm born the way you were born, nothing gives anyone else a greater right to be on earth. You were born I was born on the earth. That's why I'm here. So if you born on a land, you have rights on that land, because it doesn't belong. It's not total ownership of someone. It's only later on that we have these political divides and a few rules and laws in the law of Allah you born here you have rights here, it's over. Because how they were born, you are born nothing gives them a bigger right than yours. The Nabi of allah sallallahu wasallam you know what he

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He said, There is something known as Elmo. Aha. the fostering of brotherhood. They say what is that? He said each family taking another family, each family taking one family. Oh, people you don't know. We're going to choose for you.

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Are you ready to do that today?

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Even I will tell you honestly, it's a tough one.

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I'm not joking, because everyone just looking at me just say no, we can't.

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Because we're not on that level.

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Once I was asked this question years ago, you're ready to take in a family you don't know to live with you indefinitely share half of your wealth share half of everything, as you know what not as a hobby.

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Yeah, that's a factual answer. And guess what the sad reality is, the more you have the less prepared you are to do that because now your items are posh. To scratch a Porsche is very different from scratching the Polo. Remember that?

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He won't even share a little bit of your seat in the car forget about it.

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You get a new car you tell the kids no eating anymore in the car. I did it as well.

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Once the car is a bit old, they can have anything and drop it and sticky hands and everything it's okay it's gone. What happened at this guy is now old. We buy another one let's see everything the roots come back again quickly. Man Loves the dunya so much the Nabhi of Allah's mission on earth was to remind you and die that you were created for the hereafter. Your timing this world is temporary to get the best abode in the hereafter that's why when you came on earth you came with nothing while you on earth we started fighting for things for what a my clothes my watch my this my car my house my wife, my family, my kids, my brother my what my everything is my mind. And guess what? When you

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died? You went back how you were without a single thing that you found out this? What was the war all about?

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What was the fight all about? You came with nothing. You went back with nothing in the middle. You made enemies. You saw people, you shouted them, you maltreated them everything is written

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everything is written against you or for you I had other Greek nicely speak nicely Be humble talk properly. At least go away with some good Amal good deeds.

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What was your point? Today's an awakening a day to wake up for me and for all of us to say you came on earth with nothing right now you are here packaway Good deeds because I tell you what, when you leave you leaving with zero besides what you did, man?

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What's the word about? I stopped talking to my brother for 20 years? Why? Because there was a million brands in the middle there you know his wife was like this and that come on? Let's throw the millionaire's see, you know what my brother you took a million here's another million you are my brother. I love you. We don't want the w's to come in the way.

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What are the W's and leave it to your discretion.

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So I tell you something. Wealth is a problem.

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Never mind it's okay. Allah will give me more.

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I'm not saying just give up your rights.

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You're allowed to stand for them. You should but do it in a dignified manner. When I make a mistake, or when you make a mistake. Think about how the Nabhi of Allah so Allah Allah syndrome would have dealt with the blunder or the error or I disagree with you. How would they have dealt with it?

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He did deal with it. utmost respect. He used to speak to

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the leaders of Quraysh with utmost respect he sent letters to the kuffaar leaders across the globe such beautiful words to up to this day they are they're clear to the point respectful No disrespect in them. Here's the message Take it or leave it.

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You take it it'll help you you don't it's gonna be against you.

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Respect today we've lost respect for one another. The Prophet of Allah is teaching us to respect animals to start with we have we

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then we say a minor B minor b Yes we are. We put in our houses we put big big frames. The so many names referred to as Nabi SallAllahu Sallam and there's so many different names of Nabi salatu salam, and mashallah a delight to memorize not only the names of Allah

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But even the some of the names of Nabi SallAllahu, Salah Hey mashallah, I'm happy. But what o'clock Do you have? What character do you have? When you pass away? Allah is not going to ask you did you know all those names more important than that he's going to ask you about your deen and your flock. The same characteristics that you have to look at when you're getting married, your your religion, your closeness to Allah and your character your deeds, deeds, what do you do?

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So my beloved brothers, my sisters, remember

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if we want to achieve the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have to show us

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and that's why we are taught it's not a hadith, but it's a it's a statement of the people of old karma to Dino to Dan, how you

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treat others so you shall be treated in a nutshell that's what it means.

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So may Allah Almighty grant us goodness and ease my brothers, my sisters, going through the life of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he faced challenge upon challenge. People said things about him they maltreated him, and he faced a lot in his life. I tell you, each time he faced the challenge. It was an elevation of status even though he was already the highest.

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When you were first in your class, and the Mark was at 6%, but that was the top grade. I'm giving you a small example.

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Surely now you're going to work harder you still the top of the class, but you want to achieve 9900 Perhaps the day you get 100 You say mashallah, I have achieved Nabi SallAllahu Sallam and the example is far higher in the case of the Nabhi of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but when he used to stand that night in Salah he used to stand so long in optional voluntary prayer that his legs were swollen and his wife says a you are you are a person forgiven. You are a person of Jannah you are a person of this and a person of that you are so high in status, you already know your status. You're standing in Salah until the time when your feet are swollen.

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says yeah, hi Isha eight. My wife Aisha

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a fella Hakuna. Abdon Shakira, am I know the status No, sorry, the no didn't come because I'm in Durban.

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I know the status but at the same time. Shouldn't I be thankful to Allah? Shouldn't I be grateful to Allah?

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Allah has given me

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Subhanallah I want to tell you something else. The Sahaba of the Allah Allah who participated in the Battle of Badr, we're told a Maluma she, for me could have offered to let him

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do as you please I forgiven you. Not one of them committed a single sin. Imagine if we were told that one wonders we would all these youngsters that God

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even the olders Allah Allah strengthen us. That's why we're not told them. Those are Sahaba when they were told do what you want you already Jana. It made them stronger. They will now vying for position in Jana. I want to be with the Prophet, so much so Salah Salem, so much so that Abu Bakr Omar Radi Allahu Anhu Allah, they chose because they couldn't to be buried next to him as well. I want to be the closest to this man.

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I tell you what,

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I invite you, my brothers, my sisters.

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To be the closest you can to the prophets, Allah Allah, Allah says Allah.

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By leading your life holistically in the best possible way today. We are seated here. Each one of us has our struggles. We all know unique struggles. Each one of us is trying to get closer. Each one of us wants to achieve things. I want to invite you to be stronger.

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For the sake of Allah for the sake of the deen, and the messenger SallAllahu sallam. Imagine how proud he would be of you at night when he recognizes us simply because we were dedicated followers of his

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accolades. In this world, they might have treated you badly. Never mind. It's okay. For as long as Allah Almighty knows, you know, I tried my best and guess what? Between me and Allah, I've changed so many bad things that were in me. I quit this habit that happened I became strong I got up in the morning I did. And every day day in, day out day in day out my focus was to please Allah. And my focus was one day I want to be in the companionship of nabina. Muhammad says Allah Allah, Allah, Allah will give it to you in sha

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Allah will give it to you and I.

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Similarly, this heart

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is a very, very interesting organ.

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The hadith says, Allah we're in a film Jessa dilemma God, either Salah had Salah has just said to Kullu what is the fissure that Fessenden just said to Kullu Allah, we're here to Colombo. Behold, in this body, there is a piece of flesh. If it is pure, clean and good, the whole body will be pure, clean and good. And if it is corrupted, bad, sinful, the whole body will be corrupted and that be all it is the heart.

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Work on your heart. Don't think for a moment that your heart is perfect. Work on it. jealousy, hatred, enmity, malice, full of taking.

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Work on it. Don't be jealous of people, Allah gave them Allah gave them

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don't have this deception, this evil intent in your heart know, treat people with respect. Give them be happy for them.

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Don't hold that Alice.

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The hadith of jealousy speaks about how it will consume your good deeds in the same way that fire consumes a try now, all these statements are part and parcel of the celebration of today of the greatest of creation and the most noble of all prophets of Allah because Allah He, if it was not for him, we wouldn't even be sitting here today. And we wouldn't even be able to talk about these things. What great teachings

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but great teachers.

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Have you noticed something everything we are up to the

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Quran, sent by Allah through who?

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Nabi SallAllahu sallam,

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the Hadith every single piece of advice, the way we carry ourselves what we're what we supposed to do, everything taught to us by whom, Nabi SallAllahu sallam, you cannot for a moment, let go of his teachings, not for a moment. You're a believer, you call yourself an almighty. So make an effort. That's the invitation. Make an effort to channel we will be blessed people quit your ways and habits that you know you need to quit. become a better person, think good of others. Help others you see weakness in someone be respectful kind, cry for them. Make dua for them, then go and talk to them, then go and help them then empower them one day when you see them come up because of your effort.

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You have to thank Allah to have to you have used you to help someone who was astray to come to the path to help someone who was faltering to come on the straight path to help from someone who made a mistake to correct that error. Because here is the same copy of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told his cousin Ali bin Abi Talib Ravi Allahu anhu, who was much younger than him he says, oh, Ali, this is the day of high but you're about to enter the foot before you fight anyone I would like you to know something. And yeah, the Allahu Bica Julian Wyden Kiruna come in from Vietnam. If Allah uses you to guide one person, it's better for you than the most expensive and valuable of Conveyances on

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Valuable conveyance.

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Imagine how he says homerun Na Na is

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the camera red camo. Red camel is worth a few, maybe half a million

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dollars depending on what it is. But that's the top camera. It's convenience, means of transport from that time. Man always loved his convenience.

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Notice today

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no matter who myself included, why should we learn we are humans.

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You see a lovely car minimum you say?

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I think Allah will have to lower my gaze from motor vehicles. Otherwise there would have been a problem.

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You look at it and you say mashallah Tanaka magic this car in one day, one day, one day. People say that right?

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And here is Allah telling us that if Allah uses you to guide one person, it's better for you than what are we looking at then? Forget about that. One day is the challenge. Yeah, it is.

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And this is how we celebrate.

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We speak we remind, we are happy. You know, when they say I'm a proud Muslim, it's not the pride that's haram. It means I'm happy to be a Muslim.

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We should be we should be very happy to be Muslim and we are fortunate we are chosen by Allah Allah. Whatever is on the market, the deen of Allah this is it in Medina in the line Islam

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The deen of Allah. May Allah Almighty bless every one of us really thoroughly. We have all gathered here because of the love of Nabi SallAllahu sallam.

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May Allah accept it from us. Allah forgive our shortcomings and I pray even if we have moved one inch by the time we end what's going to be happening today? in the right direction? Successful Akula Polly ha That was some Allahu wa salam ala Baraka

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amadores Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.