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Don’t Be Trapped – Going into 2020!

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah to bless every one of us to grant us goodness, to grant ease to all those who are struggling and suffering in whatever way they may be struggling and suffering across the globe. May the almighty alleviate their suffering and the suffering of every one of us in whatever way we may be struggling May Allah bless us and grant us ease. I mean, ultimately, may we be gathered in genda to fill the dose. And may Allah subhanho wa

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Taala grant us eternal bliss. I mean, my brothers, my sisters, yesterday I spoke about closed doors.

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And

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I actually recorded it with my own little phone from about some way here. I brought a stand with me the stand is there somewhere. And today Mashallah the brothers are recording it for me, so Han Allah so there's gonna be a higher quality of video by the will of Allah.

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I thank Allah, you see, the closed door opened a bigger one, right? Mashallah. But this evening, I'd like to speak about something very, very important. Many of us get trapped.

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Many of us get trapped by the devil without knowing.

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And sometimes we feel very, very caged. And we don't realize that it's a matter of faith, a matter of understanding a matter of belief, a matter of cleansing the heart, a matter of discipline, that would actually release us from the cage. Subhana Allah.

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So how does shavon Satan, or the devil, trap us? Number one,

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before we even talk about that, we have to go back

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to the beginning,

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the root cause of Chapin's

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hatred,

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was jealousy. He became jealous. And as a result of the jealousy, he began to hate, and because of that, hate, he started doing things. So right at the beginning, the Almighty created Adam. And the Almighty said, Look, I raised him above you, it was me my choice, I'm the creator, the nourisher, the cherisher, the Sustainer, the provider, the protector, the cure, it was my choice, I have raised him above you, and above a lot of creation, Subhana Allah in whatever way I felt I wanted and I want you to acknowledge that he has been given a status higher than yours. pause for a moment, let me fast forward to my life and yours, the Almighty created you and I, some of us has given things

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better than others. And sometimes,

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we don't realize that we've all been favored in some ways above others, but not necessarily the same way. One might have wealth, the other one might have health, someone might have both wealth and health, but they don't have as good looks. And good looks is relative. So panela, everyone is good looking, to be honest with you, but it's relative relative means what people are

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used to within their own communities and societies becomes a norm. You know, there is nothing like this person is fat or this person is thin, or this person is to this and to that. It's all relative relative means. It depends what you've gotten yourself used to. May Allah grant us all good health. I mean, I know some people who weigh 120 kilos and they are so healthy, healthier than some who only weigh 55. So Hannah law,

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some of the sisters must be seeing 155 so much, May Allah forgive us.

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So my brothers, my sisters, it's something relative Allah has bestowed upon you favor that he has not bestowed upon others in a specific way. Some may have wealth, they may have health, they may have good looks, but they don't have intelligence. They don't have wisdom, sometimes, right? Some may not be able to achieve certain things. May Allah grant us all an understanding that he has definitely favored us to recognize the favor of the Almighty is a great act of worship my brothers and my sisters. This is why to think about it, to think about how the Almighty has favored you is also an act of worship and to ponder

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Over the gifts of the Almighty upon you is something that is a great act of worship anyway. Now we go back to the devil.

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He did something that many people today do, they don't acknowledge the status given by the almighty to another. And as a result, they are jealous, jealous. Allah gave that person wealth and didn't give you the wealth. Well, to be honest with you, if that is the case, you need to say, I thank the almighty forgiving you and I asked him to give me as well, but we don't say I wish it goes from you. And I wish this person doesn't have.

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I want it.

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Man does that unfortunately. I remember saying this to someone to a brother.

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You know, when I say Brother, you must know that person's from London. Okay.

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So I remember saying this to a brother comes with a V right in the middle. Okay.

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I tell you what, he said no, I disagree. I said Why? He said, because the woman I wanted to marry is already married. I can't say all like give him and give me because she can't have two husbands.

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And I said, Gosh, you can't win with these Londoners, right? Allah grant us goodness.

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I taught him that say, Oh Allah, you have not given me what I wanted. Alhamdulillah I appreciate the fact that you've given someone else what I wanted. But I asked you to give me something better for me tailor made. For my own situation, my brothers and sisters, did you hear what I just said, sometimes you won't have what you want to have. Don't become jealous as a result of someone else having that no, be happy for them to be happy at the happiness of another is the sign of a true believer. It brings about contentment. Thank the almighty for what you have, sometimes he doesn't give you something you desperately want simply because he knows it's bad for you in the long term.

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He knows that this is not really good for you in the long term. You want a certain job, you're desperate for it. I addressed this matter yesterday. But today I'm talking of the aspect of when someone else gets what you wanted, when the door is open for another when that door was closed for you to become jealous, because jealousy was the quality that resulted in hatred, and resulted in a war that's going to be lasting right up to the end between men. And shaytan.

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May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us protections he I mean.

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So my brothers and sisters, he refused to acknowledge the status of Adam, how was the acknowledgement at the time today, the acknowledgement is by saying Alhamdulillah Masha, Allah tabarrok Allah, I thank Allah and be happy for them and don't hurt them and don't harm them and so on.

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That's the acknowledgement today, but at that time, the acknowledgement was through a prostration, known by Allah instructed by Allah, it was not a prostration of worship, but it was a prostration of acknowledgement of status. You know, in some cultures, they'll do this to you to acknowledge the Father. In some cultures, they might, you know, perhaps, bend their knees a little bit, I've seen that happening in Africa, for example, they'll bend their knees a little bit to acknowledge at that time, the acknowledgment was through a sujood prostration not of worship, but a prostration of acknowledgement right now.

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What Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has brought to us he has prohibited the prostration for anyone besides Allah, even if it is just for acknowledgement. It's no longer permissible. But at that time, Allah wanted it and it happened according to what he wanted, but shaytan refused, everyone acknowledged in that way besides shaytan that was the jealousy. So what did he say? He says, oh, Allah, kala Kotani min

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Kala pata whom you clean. You made me from the fire you made him from the dust, the soil, the sand and so on. I am above him. I don't care what you say, I am above him. So Allah says, Hey, I know. If you don't prostrate, you're going to be cursed. He says I don't mind just give me time. And I will prove to you who is better. It sounds to me a little bit like sibling rivalry when there are two kids and one wants to prove to the parent that they are the better one. So they start saying you just wait, wait and see this child of yours is going to let you down big time and then they work hard to get the child down. sibling rivalry is something that exists from the very beginning from

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the children of Adam alayhis salaam, but the winners are those who can extinguish that rivalry. It's not needed.

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We are brothers were sisters, we will help each other. We will help each other in a way that we empower each other and by empowering another the almighty empowers you. by reaching out to the to another, the Almighty will reach out to you by helping another. The Almighty will help you can Allahu Abdi makanda lab dupioni II. The Almighty tells us through the blessing lips of Muhammad peace be upon him that he will continue to help a slave for as long as that slave is busy helping another if you want help in your problem, help others with a similar problem and see what will happen Subhan Allah so now shaytan says I am going to show him I'm going to come I'm going to lead

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him astray. I will show you what I can do. And Allah says okay, for his own divine plan and wisdom dictated that he would allow shaytan respect, give him a little bit of time. And so what happened

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shaytan started and this is what I want to draw to your attention and I want to bring it straight to our lives. Okay. You know, you heard brother there say

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a shortness See, how did you hear him say that? I'm sorry, brother. It's gonna be a little bit long. Okay. These brothers and sisters have come from so far and wide. Savannah last summer here from Oxford, I think right. Someone here from elsewhere? Subhana Allah, I think someone here from other countries. My right. Thank you. Thank you. So Pamela, I know people fly in from Europe for this function. SubhanAllah. So how can I you we just have a short and I see her. Okay.

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Can I go on?

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Okay, thank you guys. Democracy, right. Mashallah. So my brothers and sisters, what happens shavonne comes to us and diverts us from the Almighty, that's his main plan.

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According Odin, Allah homeswapper can muster cream, I'm going to sit for them on the straight path and waylay them, distract them change their course. That's what I'm going to try to do. So he comes in, tries with us to turn us away from Allah. So you see people who don't recognize their maker, they're not bothered about Allah, they're not bothered about who made them. They don't ever think about where they came from. They never ever think about where they're going to go after they die. They just live their life and enjoy and enjoy and enjoy. Yet they know that no matter how much they have on Earth, they will never ever have whatever they want. Because that's possible on Earth. There

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is not a single soul from the beginning to the end, who has had what ever he wanted, or she wanted Subhan Allah is Allah who chooses what he wants to give the people, even myself yourselves. None of us have have had exactly what we wanted the way we wanted all the time in our lives.

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So shaytaan diverts us we don't ever think of that when you ponder over that deeply. You start recognizing I surely came from somewhere. I was sitting with a group of youth in Nigeria recently. And I said, you know, what? How old are you? So the young man says 15 I said, Where were you 16 years ago?

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Right? If I ask you today, how old are you? How old? Are you? 15. Exactly where were you? 16 years ago?

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We will use 16 years ago

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with Allah that's the right answer. Correct? I was with Allah. And if you die, how long would you like to live? Let's give you about 100 for example, right? Meaning it's not in my hands at all. But I wouldn't like to say a smaller finger okay?

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out of honor. Mashallah, you know, say we give you 100? Say Allah gave you 100? For example, right? Where would you be 102 years from now? Or 102 years of your age? 102. Two years after that date? Where would you be?

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Back with Allah? Do you know that back with Allah in de la he were in La Jolla, Raji. Ron is a prayer that we all say when we hear the bad news of the death of someone What does it mean? We belong to Allah and ultimately we're all going not just this person who passed away now but all of us are going back to where we came from some Han Allah mean, kala Karna Kumar v Han, or any Docomo amin Han

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beautiful verse with all the stars in it, right? It says, from that dust we created you, you're going to go back into the dust and we're going to resurrect you thereafter. From there. Once again, Allah says, We are only at a certain stage at the moment, we're going to go back to Allah, but shaytaan distracts us from even thinking about it. So the majority on earth perhaps would not really be so concerned about where they came from where they're going, but those who know

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They know they think about it. Those who've understood the plan of shape and they ponder Where did I come from? What's this all about? What's life all about? is it all about partying and just doing whatever I like and that's it. Well, ah he that will bring about a lot of discontentment. Why? Because by disciplining yourself you achieve contentment. contentment comes by discipline, any sport. If the sportsman wants to succeed, they need to have a regime, exercise, disciplined diet, proper sleep, everything needs to happen, clockwork, that's when they will perform maximum. Allah tells us from the beginning how to do that for you so that you can be the best human being. You get

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up at a certain time you only eat certain things, you only drink certain things, you will sleep at a certain time you will behave in a certain way you will be focused, perhaps you will be focused, obviously, certain things you will not do and certain things you will do. That's Islam. Islam is discipline you want to achieve in any field you need to be disciplined.

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So Allah says, Well, we want you to achieve in every field so we want you to be the most disciplined that's where the rules and regulations come from Subhan Allah, may Allah grant us goodness

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shaytan primarily wants to distract you from Allah, but if you are strong, and May Allah grant us the strength, and you come towards Allah, he has to now change a strategy because he knows he's failed with you with the first step. So you are thinking of Allah you have for example, said that yes, I wish my maker alone, etc, etc. And now what happens shaytan says, hang on this guy here or this person here. I don't want him or her to worship Allah the way Allah once. So now what they do to what he does is he distracts you from the obligations, what are the obligations, Salah right is an obligation, right? What else Zakah is an obligation? What else is an obligation? fasting is an

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obligation. Let's take the Salah as an example. Because the NRC has supposed to be short will only take one example right? So let's say take Salah as an example. So you know you got to do it, you want to do it, you really feel that you're going to do it, but you know what you're on holiday man, my friend from Australia brother, Steve, he sent me a video today showing me a very interesting video where he showed me how he wanted to or the thought of encouraging people to fulfill their Salah even during holidays. So that little short video depicts a person who's gone on holiday and the prayer time comes and the clock actually the his watch reminds him with a short reminder of the

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event to say it's prayer time he looks at it and says but I'm on holiday. And then he starts swimming and suddenly there's lightning and so on and he's about to drown. And he's saying Oh Allah save me. Oh Allah, if you save me, I'll never forget this. I worship you. And ultimately he is saved and guess what happens at the end, he lays his PSA Jada and he says Allahu Akbar and he prays Subhana Allah, I thought it was a brilliant way of encouraging people to do things. You know, we need to devise ways of tapping people to remind them hey, the devil is coming. But here, don't be distracted. Allah never goes on holiday. Allah didn't ever say, Okay, I'm gonna stop your heartbeat

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for a little while. Okay? Never.

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You're not gonna be able to breathe just for these three days. That's fine. I mean, come on. You gotta pray Allah gave you every day every day. In fact, the days of happiness in Islam. If you notice carefully, you've got an extra act of worship on those days Salah to eat. Isn't that an extra prayer? Subhanallah it's the day of Eat, eat meaning the day of rejoicing the two days of rejoicing during the lunar calendar that we follow Subhana Allah. So shavon doesn't want you to pray but you you ultimately some people fall they probably don't pray May Allah make us all steadfast. I mean, my brothers and sisters, if you don't pray, you got to do something about it. Because ultimately you're

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going to return to the one who made you take something with you. Take give him an excuse to forgive you. Allah is looking for an excuse to forgive us. So don't fall in the trap of the devil. So when we start praying, guess what happens?

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We feel very good. I want to ask you guys a question, but I want an answer from you. Will you answer the question? loudly? How many of us when we get up early and we have fulfilled our Salah two or even 200 we start we feel so good. How many

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put up your hands don't worry. I'm not like joyful I can actually see Mashallah.

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Mashallah I see at the back not many hands right. I can see Mashallah. Okay barakallahu Habibi. Yes we do we feel so good Mashallah, sorry, that was just a joke. Okay. But we feel so good. So how

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Allah we feel so good. It's a sign Allah gives us an immediate gift. You know when you are fasting Allah tells you you have forgotten you're going to have a moment of joy and happiness The moment you open your fast at the end of the day and you are going to get another joy and happiness on the day of judgment when you see the reward of the fast right. So, one wonders how a loss plan works that even the same savories I'm saying savories but let me say this pies the samosa is whatever else is there that you are having in Ramadan tastes so blessing then the same ones eaten outside Ramadan.

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You Do you agree?

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Thank you, Mashallah. Thank you. I can be eating something like in Shaban, you know, and once the moon is cited and the next day at afar, this thing tastes so good and the smell is its aromatic Mashallah. It's beautiful Subhana Allah, but it was there yesterday and I didn't even want to look at it. And after he tell me, you can look at those pies again. May Allah grant us ease I will trust me I will. But inshallah

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Allah grant us, goodness. My brothers and sisters, Shaban when he cannot make you desert your prayer. Do you know what he does? He actually then makes you doubt your prayer.

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And there are stages, I can quickly mention them. He first tries to make you not pray. If you get up and you push yourself. You knocked him out a little bit, he comes back, he gets up. It's like a boxing match. He gets up back in that ring there. And he starts punching you again by telling you you know what, it's okay. That we'll do you know, the tap, it's going to be too cold and the water, any excuse in any UI, you either go back and he punched you knock out or you punch him back, say hey, not me, man. And then he gets up and says okay, but it's nearly time I will pray. Many of us say, Oh, it's still not yet. Asia. So I'm going to make my mother just now Hey, as soon as the time

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enters, fulfill it because you know what one of the devil's plans to make you delay what you're supposed to do so that you rush it, or you end up not doing it as a result of the delay yet you intended to do it. And I have had people tell me But didn't you say in normal Mr. Lubin net,

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you know how they use the Hadith in their favor. That Hadith means all actions will judged by there will be judged by their intentions. So the guy says, Well, I intended to fulfill my Muslim, you know, and I was telling myself, I'm going to fulfill it. But just now. No, my brother, you missed it. That's what it is, with a time entered. You can't say in the mallamma lupini. Yet, you can never use that narration to justify the fact that you did not pray and you were just delaying to procrastination, we call it that's part of the devil's plan, and makes you delay so that you miss and then if you did get it in the nick of time, or if you did do it within time, and you ultimately

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got to this agenda he starts making you doubt some people do I have to do I not have although trust me, the last thing on your mind is valid. A lot doesn't mean the fact that you are making Voodoo but you need it to fulfill the prayer for Allah Allah says if you cannot make that will do you can do to me it becomes it becomes an act of worship that will arise that will make you arrive at a similar level of purification than the water. And that's why when a person passes when do they never ever

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wash

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their backsides? Sorry to say that but it's facts. Have you thought of that?

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You pass wind your will do is broken. What happens thereafter? He washed everywhere but that place, okay? It shows you that it's just for Allah that you're doing it and Allah knows what he wants from this. And Allah knows, perhaps definitely it will protect you from shaytan woo protects you from the devil. Definitely how in many, many ways. That's why you're supposed to try to make Hulu last thing before you go to bed. That's just a voluntary thing, but it helps you powerfully. People say I have very bad dreams I say well, you know you should try and do do before you sleep they say but sleep brakes you will do at that level. And what if I pass when as I'm going to sleep? Am I going to be

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getting up going back to come back? No. The idea is as you want to recline you make your will do and then don't worry what happens thereafter. But you did. You follow what I'm saying? It's not for Salah. And by the way, what I've told you is not necessary. It's something voluntary, totally voluntary. You may do it. But if you have a problem and you're really having nightmares every day, try it it will help you Subhan Allah protects you from so many things. When Allah tells you things, definitely there is a reason there is a reason you may not know the reason science may not be able to explain the reason but there is something

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about it, you will feel it. contentment Subhana Allah has protection from the devil. science doesn't even acknowledge that the devil exists Subhanallah right? But my brothers and sisters you don't start doubting Don't worry, the fact that you've tried to fulfill your prayer in the best possible way you could have it's accepted Allah will not hold against you. For example, if a person comes up and says Do I have to do or don't I have to do the Hadith says well the last thing you can remember doing is valid. So the last thing I remember doing was making will do okay, will do meaning washing myself before prayer.

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The last thing I remember doing was making whoo Okay, and then I started praying and I finished praying but in the knowledge of Allah, Allah knew that I didn't have to guess what the Salah is absolutely and totally valid. Did you hear that? Did you hear what I just said? How? Because Allah doesn't hold against you what you can't remember? Not at all You couldn't you couldn't remember it at all. So let me repeat that because it's very interesting. I see everyone's just looking right. I told you I can see I don't know why brother the brother join will couldn't see

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okay

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Alhamdulillah Mashallah, that's codependency Al Hamdulillah Mashallah, Baraka lucky.

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If you are fulfilling Salah, and as you're standing, you don't remember what

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your condition is in terms of ablution or will do whether you have to do or not. And the last thing you remember, the rule says the last thing you remember doing is what is counted. So the last thing I remember clearly doing is Hulu, I don't remember breaking it thereafter. Don't waste your time thinking and becoming depressed and sick and said, Allah doesn't need all of that. Allah just told you how to solve the problem. Think of what your own mind can remember doing last and after that you start your prayer, and you finish your prayer and you must be satisfied and you must walk away and guess what, if in the knowledge of Allah, which you don't know and may never know, if Allah knows

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that you didn't really have will do, he doesn't mind at that juncture. And he will still never hold it against you. Because you follow the other rule. The rule was, whatever you remember last La ilaha illa Allah look at the Most Merciful, the most forgiving, the most compassionate, the most kind, the most loving, oh, so Han Allah hamdulillah I can't wait to meet him Mashallah.

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We hear so many beautiful things. And I know all the struggles and the suffering happening in our lives. That's why we're on Earth. This earth is in order for us to be able to appreciate paradise to know that if everything was beautiful on Earth, nobody would want to even leave. But people say I want to go back to Allah Do you know why? Because you're struggling man. And this life is full of struggles we all struggle. You know, sometimes we see people struggling in a very, very minute way. And they think I wish my life came to an end and you're like a Gosh, man, I'm going through a million times more than you and I'm still okay. It's all relative. It's what you're used to. There

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are people I was thinking today, if the internet turns off completely, it's very possible. How will we get to know that there is a light upon light? How will we get to know that there is a motivational evening? We'll have to be reading the newspapers once again.

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It's very possible it's not impossible it can happen within a few weeks. I promise you if the internet suddenly boom the whole world's internet is gone history and they just can't get it up again for some reason it can happen.

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People will be so depressed why no more Snapchat no more Instagram no more WhatsApp. No more anything but you know what? We will be more focused and dedicated you tell your wife once again. I love you man. Because you know what my WhatsApp is not working my snapchats not working my Instagrams not working all those fake dolls that I had that site there are gone I got to look at the real doll and tell her Wow. Allah grant us ease. So isn't it a blessing? I'm actually blushing right now I don't know why. But isn't it a blessing so behind Allah, it's a blessing my brothers and sisters it is shavon makes us think you won't manage you can manage you will manage a low will carry

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you through law you can leave for long enough son in law musataha allow does never ever burden a person with more than that person can shoulder never. Yesterday I said something very interesting. One of the brothers told me that was a powerful point. I want to say it quickly. You know, out of the love of Allah. Allah causes death at a certain point of pain.

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What does that mean?

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A lot doesn't allow you and die to taste beyond a certain point of pain. You just take you away to say no, no, that's enough. I don't need that. You know, you cannot let this person taste more than this amount of pain. You go unconscious. And when you're unconscious, you can feel anymore things go numb, for example. And after that, you will you will die if things happen. It's part of the mercy of Allah at that juncture, because you know that

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Had a person been given the

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power to inflict pain upon another beyond a point, it would have been so unbearable. Allah says I'll allow it to go to a point beyond which I'm going to just take you away, you can come back to me that's it. May Allah grant us understanding, I hope you figure out I hope you understand what I just said.

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the mercy of Allah, my brothers and sisters, now shavon makes you doubt I told you how to clear your doubts. Allah doesn't need that act of worship, you need to try try Allah subhanho wa Taala knows none of us has a perfect Salah, not a single one of us has an absolutely perfect Salah. But he also knows that we will all try our best he will accept it from us just by the trial. So keep trying. The same happens with all of us. We come from different countries, we come from different families, we come from different situations, each one of us is very, very unique. What might apply to me may not apply to you in terms of how close you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala in a specific way, but you may

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be closer to him in another way, perhaps one thing is difficult for you and another is easy for you. And it will be the opposite for someone else in living in a different environment. Some might be struggling because their situation is so difficult. And this is why sometimes when living in the Western countries, you sit and ask a scholar who's never been to the west about certain things, they may not give you a practical response at all. Not at all. They'll give you such a response that you are you find it so difficult to fulfill. It's so impractical and you know, it's impractical because you know what, they don't know what we're going through. They don't know the circumstances at all.

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Just tell us look, try your best given the circumstances you're in to do what you have to Subhan Allah Amazing, amazing. It's the mercy of Allah.

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I'm not saying make haram halal and haram halal haram No, but I am saying within what Allah has instructed you do your best for Allah Hamas depart from the Quran says develop your relationship with Allah in the best way that you can be conscious of Allah in the best way that you can, according to your ability, each one uniquely designed

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to shape and do now. So shaytan when you're when you're done with your Salah, he starts making you doubt will Allah accept this prayer of mine.

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Leave it to Allah, try your best be a good person allow will accept it. Don't allow Shay plan to make you doubt your good deed after you did it. But don't allow him to make you destroy it by harming others.

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Don't harm other people. That is very important. Many of us think that Islam is all about or closeness to Allah is all about praying, and all about charity, they'll give a ton of charity, but there'll be harming those around them. They don't know how to speak to them. They don't speak with respect. So you prayed, but the reward of that prayer is going to go to someone else simply because you harmed them. And people say I don't harm but sometimes you definitely do harm some of the people who live with you, you harm them, you abuse them, you speak bad to them. You're vulgar, you hurt their feelings. They cry behind closed doors because of something you said or did. Stop it. Stop it.

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You want paradise you want the mercy of Allah, stop it. Because the devil's plan is to make you lose the value and reward of your good deeds by hurting others in a way that you don't even realize you're hurting them. I want every one of us, myself included, to ask ourselves on a daily basis have I abused someone? Have I hurt their feelings? Has someone cried because of me? Has someone been hurt because of me? Has someone struggled because of something I did? Or I said and when you find such a person, make amends, seek forgiveness, stop that torture. We want to solve the problems of the globe and rightly so. We're all fed up of the killing that's happening everywhere around us. We're fed up

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of it we don't want it. We want to see a stop to it. We are brothers we are sisters were made by the same maker. But guess what?

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While we're busy wanting to see the walls stop over the oceans. We have a little war within our own system that we're not even prepared to stop

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in our own homes with our spouses, our children, our parents, our in laws, our brothers, our sisters, our uncles, our aunts our community etc etc. Stop that war

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forcing him the Almighty will not change the plight or condition of a nation until every person within changes his or her own condition. You must change your own condition.

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I need to work on myself to be a good person. I don't want to make belittle people no matter who they are. They're going through their own struggles. Don't judge him.

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But don't use the term don't judge

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to kick out advice.

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If someone tells you my brother, you know, hamdulillah their five prayers a day, I hope that you know, we can all pray don't judge me. Don't judge me. I'm not judging. I'm only advising Come on. I love you, man. Relax. Subhana Allah don't judge me. I mean, there's a big difference. I've come across some people who immediately say, Don't judge, but it's not a judgement. It's just an encouragement. That's all it is. Beautiful encouragement. You know, when I talk, I tried to word it in a way that I include myself in it because we're all in it together. We all need help. So my brothers and sisters, you know what shapen does after that.

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He then

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makes you commit sin. Like I said, You've done your good ultimately you knocked him out. He makes you sin. What types of sin does he make you commit? There are two types minor and major. The minor sins Allah says, if you were to follow through with a good deed thereafter, it will wipe out that minor sin without even you having specifically asked for forgiveness from that aluma to Allah geomatica fara to Lima Bahama or alohomora to Eleonora Tikka fara to Lima Bina Hama between the two Fridays whatever minus sins you committed the fact that you fulfilled that Friday prayer, Allah says we will just wipe out the minus ones don't worry.

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In al Hassan it New Haven is saying.

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Allah says when you do good deeds, we will automatically wipe out the minor sins that you've committed my innocence.

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A man comes to the prophets of Salaam

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and speaks about a kiss. He kissed someone he wasn't supposed to kiss. And he wanted to be cleansed.

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So what happened?

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The professor Salaam says, do good deeds, they will wipe out your bad deed Subhana Allah did you hear that? Did you hear that? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.

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But shaytan makes you start thinking things and doing good deeds. I even sought the forgiveness of Allah.

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But I don't think Alan's gonna forgive me. He doesn't love me. Do you know why? I'm going through problems well, Allah loved Muhammad peace be upon him Jesus May peace be upon him, Moses May peace be upon him. Allah love them much more than you and I. And they went through so much more difficulty than any one of us. Subhan Allah Jesus May peace be upon him was tortured.

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Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they What didn't they do? They tried everything. They called him names do they call you? names that gift of Allah? What did they call you? The worst the name who Allah loves you. But we look at it the other way around. You know why? We're trapped by the devil. That's why someone calls you a dog. Guess what? They look just like you.

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Right?

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So panela they don't realize but you get angry? Why did they call me that?

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SubhanAllah.

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So shaytan makes a sin and sometimes major sin.

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And then he traps you further when you want to turn back to Allah and you're seeking the forgiveness of Allah by making you think that you're not forgiven. That is one of the biggest traps of shaman. And that's the highlight of tonight.

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It is a it is a greater sin

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than adultery to lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Did you hear what I just said?

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To commit a sin is bad. It's unacceptable, but you're a human. You're human nature made you sin, not your defiance against Allah. It was human nature. Shaytan causes depression and he causes that you know, mental condition just because you think oh gosh, what did I do? I need now this will happen that will happen. Yes, you regret I agree. But you don't become depressed because you have a lord who is most forgiving, Most Merciful. And that's why the verse of mercy that we have Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about immorality, which includes adultery, it includes that which is immoral, pornography, whatever else it may be. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about paradise for those who

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have turned back to Allah after committing all these sins, when Medina EDA Nova he schatten obala move

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verone don't obey Him, those who have wronged themselves committed immorality etc. If they were to remember Allah and seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala after their sins, and they were to do good deeds. At the end of those verses, Allah says, Allah he catches

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Mira beam weijun

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those are the people whom we will forgive and grant paradise to.

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Wow.

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What did Allah say? read the verses Allah says clearly, those who did bad, they committed sins, they did major sins. They turned to us. When they turned to us, we forgave them. And when they started doing good deeds, and they stayed away, if they fell again, they came back again. If they fell again, they came back again. Nobody from amongst us sins out of defiance of Allah, but we sin out of the weakness of humankind. Adam alayhis salam committed the only sin that they want to commit and he still committed it agree.

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Why did Allah love him so much? Because he says, Oh ALLAH forgive me. robina vollum fusina were in love ylim Dauphin, Lana, Tottenham, nanana coonan Amina hos in our hub. Forgive us. We have wronged ourselves. If you don't forgive us and have mercy on us, we're going to be the losers. Allah says we love you so much. We know you sinned because you were deceived by the devil. Don't lose hope in our mercy, we forgiven you. That was our last plan.

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So when Allah says only arriba de la Vina a sophomore Allah forcing him la takanobu moonwalk Mati LA, in Ohio, followed by Jamie,

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in who will?

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Tell them oh my worshippers,

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who have transgressed against themselves, never, ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah for Indeed, for Indeed, he will forgive all your sins, He is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. That's what Allah says in the Quran. Tell them never lose hope in my mercy. And guess what shaitaan makes us do, he makes us lose hope in his mercy. So we're defining a verse of the Quran, we're defining the quality of Allah, we're denying the quality of Allah, which is the Most Merciful, the most loving, the most forgiving, the most kind, the most compassionate, and we are doubting it, in fact, denying it. That's a trap of the devil. That's probably the biggest trap of the devil. If a person hasn't

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prayed all their lives, they haven't done the right things all their lives, and they are turning to Allah trying their best. Allah's mercy is greater than anything else. Understand that.

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Don't ever allow yourself to feel useless and cheap. When you know within your heart there is a flicker of belief in the mercy of Allah.

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Two more minutes for 45 minutes, my brother that's your shortness you

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don't ever, ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. It's a bigger sin and the sin you committed, because now you're distancing from Allah. And when you think that's it, you start becoming so despondent, and you turn further away until you become a worshipper of the devil. Because now you start thinking there's nothing for me. And you know what? The the difficulties you are going through this the last thing I will say Charla the difficulties that you're going through by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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do not depict the anger of Allah never. It doesn't mean that the difficulties you're going through depict the anger, the anger of Allah, No, they don't. It is got to do with the condition of your heart. If your content because you've recognized the law, that's never a punishment. No matter what Moses May peace be upon him went through at the hands of the Pharaoh. He was very content, no matter what Jesus May peace be upon him went through at the hands of the Romans. He was very content, no matter what Mohammed Salah Salam went through at the hands of Quraysh he was extremely content, why is it that we go through a pin drop compared to what they have been, and we are not content at all,

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because we need to do a little bit more to recognize our maker. So these are some of the traps of the devil, he makes us lose hope he makes us actually think that we're written off completely he makes us think that there is no hope for us. And we should never ever fall in this particular trap.

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Or in the trap of the devil. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his fever gather us in genital fildo

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And prior to that allow us to enjoy the beautiful meal that's about to be served akula Coley hava sallallahu wasallam Allah and Amina Muhammad