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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy to mine. My beloved brothers and sisters we know that Allah is in absolute control of entire existence. Alhamdulillah he or bill Allah me in All praise is due to Allah Who is the Lord of the worlds, the creator, the nourish the cherisher, the Sustainer, the provider, the protector, the cure, the one in absolute control of every single aspect of existence, one might ask, well in that particular case, why does he allow certain things to happen?

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Subhan Allah, why does Allah allow negative things to happen? Do you know that Allah has given men and Allah has given his creatures to a certain extent, some form of a, some form of a choice in some of what they do and some of what they say etc. So Allah has given us a choice within what he has allowed in order to test us. And this Allah explains in the Quran in a few places where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in Medina who Sabina we guide men to the path in Masha Cyrano in Makkah foreign, we've given him the choice either he would be, you know, grateful, show gratitude by worshiping Allah alone, following what Allah has revealed or a foreign showing ungratefulness in

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gratitude, and that would be known as gopher, which means this believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala as well so in gratitude and disbelief come hand in hand. You know, so Allah has allowed us certain, a certain leeway, but all of that is within the permission of Allah, within the power of Allah, nothing happens except by the permission and knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, Allah has created species we as human beings are just one of those species. And Allah says,

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luck. Voila didn't come from Benny Adam. Indeed we have honored the humankind. We have honored the children of Adam meaning the human beings, we've given them honor above other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a certain way, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala expands and Allah explains to us even more Lakota hola Kunal.

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Santa v. Sangeeta Pauline. Indeed we have created man in the best of postures. And we've explained this in the past to say it's part of the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has created us in a posture that is better than all other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we know Subhan Allah, Allah Allah. So Allah says inner hyena who Sevilla in Masha Kiran, maka foreign in Messiah Camilla shatta, you know, you're striving is very different it will be each one will strive in his or her own unique way. So what did Allah give you? Allah created you before He created you he actually asked you a question. Allah asked you a question. Yes, he did. What was the question? Allah

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says, what I found out Oh, boom cameo. Bunny, mommy Oh, hoody, Maria de whom was

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forcing him and let's do it. We are being called Carlos Bella shahina. Amazing. Allah says, long back remember when we took from the back of Adam alayhis salam,

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all his progeny in Seoul form and we asked them a question What was the question unless to be or become? Am I not your Lord, your Creator? And what did we all respond? We said Bella, indeed you are Shaheed dinner, we bear witness that you are. So we actually said this, and we've forgotten it. And Allah says in the Quran, and Taku Yaga malkia Mati in Kona and have a feeling, you know, don't come on the day of judgment and say to us that, oh, we are oblivious of this. We didn't know this. Allah says there is a nature within you, a fedora, Fedora, meaning, that natural instinct within you to turn towards your maker alone. So Allah says that within the nature of man if it is uncontaminated

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from birth, and there is no external factor that fills that hard drive with that, which is unacceptable, automatically, the hard drive will fill itself with that, which recognizes that I have a supreme maker who made me whom I'm going to return to because that would be common sense. Allah gave us the sense he gave us the brains and he has actually left that brain in a way that it is

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Filled as time passes, by the surroundings, by the people around you, by those who brought you up. And this is why Allah says to us through the blessing lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mammon, mo luden illa, Allah to Allah, Allah,

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every single child is born, they are only born upon the nature, the nature of recognizing Allah alone, recognizing that you have a maker, recognizing that the maker is in control, you are going to go back to the maker, he deserves worship alone. That is called alfetta, for Ababa, who you have with Ernie, oh, you're not serani? Oh, you met giussani. And as for the parents, what do they do? They divert them to one of the religions, either Christianity, or Judaism, or whatever else it may be. So that shows us that this hard drive being filled by something by human beings, it can be filled by the wrong thing. This is why today, there is a race, there is a race to contaminate the

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child's mind from a very early age with certain things in certain countries and certain environments. In fact, all over the world, we are taught, the first thing you should teach your child about is Allah, you should teach your child about the worshiping Allah alone, following the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the purity, the worship, the good habits, the good deeds, that's what you should teach your child manners, you should teach your child so much more give the child a good name. Because right at that age, the child has a brain that is receiving, and the computer is going to play out based on the apps that you download on that

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particular computer, or that particular device. So if you look at the human brain, as a device, whatever apps you are going to download in that particular device will actually affect what that device does. And this is why there is a race across the globe, to fill that brain with apps that are sometimes useless, sometimes beneficial, sometimes that which is going to Excel or help Excel the humankind and sometimes that which is going to help destroy humankind. So what is totally unnatural is sometimes sold to us from a very early ages, absolutely natural. So we grow up believing that this unnatural thing is actually natural. And we don't see any better because we've been

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contaminated. This is why the fitrah is called upon. And this is why if you take a look at many years ago, we had an issue whereby people would say, Oh, this is a scene of nudity on a on a movie, for example, it is no under 18. No wonder what happened to all of that. That is a recognition that that type of nudity can be harmful to this brain that is receiving applications, that type of behavior is already known to be harmful Nowadays, people are saying, No, no, it's okay. From a very early age from birth, it's okay, you can do this you can do that things are changing, why? Why are they changing? are they changing for the right reasons, if they are changing for the right reasons,

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in a certain scope, that might be a good thing. But if they're changing for the wrong reasons, in the scope that we've just mentioned, then obviously, that is the jostling that I'm speaking about by the powers that may be in order to contaminate the mind such that it becomes immoral, it becomes shameless, it becomes that with no values that with nothing to stand for, and it becomes Subhana Allah with no difference or very little difference between humankind who has been favored according to what Allah has told us, and what we understand above other creatures, and those other creatures, and animals and insects and plants and whatever else it may be. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us

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an understanding. So it's important for us to know that yes, while nothing happens, except by the decree, permission and will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He has let us do certain things as a test for us. He allows it and Allah says when bad happens on Earth, do not blame me. blame yourself, you did it, you are the ones who caused issues and problems and the evil effect of your own deeds comes back to you to haunt you to harm you. And then you want to blame me. What about all the good that has happened? SubhanAllah. So take a look. For example. Man plays with the DNA, they play with the genes they play with the cells. On one hand, they want to play with the creation of Allah, they want

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to contaminate people they want to consider what's not natural as natural, they want to play with the ecosystem. They want to contaminate for example, the whatever else it may be around us and they they the warfare happens that the fighting and killing happens and people say why did Allah allow this Why bring Allah into that equation? When you know that Allah tells you it's your fault, you did it, you played with it. Now you will have to live with the consequences of what you caused. This is something very, very strong that we need to think about. Alma asaba comi musi bateen

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fabby Mikasa bad ad come, calamity that has struck you is because of what you did with your own hands, you cause problems, you know, people testing nuclear weapons in the oceans and then expect no tsunami to happen. And then just say it was a natural thing, and then blame a lot to say, Why did nature do this to us? Why did you allow this to happen? You did it man. I mean, one person kills another and then you blame Allah for that. Come on. Don't blame Allah for your failure. Oh man, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you the the knowledge or the brain to recognize right from wrong, you chose not to, you chose to allow yourself to be programmed in a wrong way. And this is why the pen

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is not writing deeds until you arrive at the age of maturity, when you must ask about your faith, your religion and the apps in your device. And you must delete some of those apps that are dangerous and you must recondition your mind and brain in order for it to come in sync with what Allah has revealed. That's the only time we're going to be able to achieve success is when we resync the entire system that we have, into or with that which Allah has revealed. This is what Allah wants from us. We cannot blame Allah for what we've done. Allah says you did it with your hands vahagn fossa Don't feel bad me when Buhari be Mikasa but anything, see, levy?

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letting me know that I love him Yo, Joan, Allah speaks of the chaos and corruption that has become manifest on land and at sea. Allah says it is because of the doings of man in order that they may turn back. So Allah says we will allow you to taste we will make you taste part of the you know, reaction of what you've done, so that you can come back to Allah you recognize, so when calamity comes your way, then what happens?

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It is Allah subhanho wa Taala testing you if you are close to him, and it draws you closer to him, like we've said so many times it is a gift of Allah. But if it drifted you away it is the punishment of Allah. And when Allah punishes someone, and he lets them taste hardship, if he has drawn you back to him after that, it was still a blessing after the punishment, Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah mean, my brothers, my sisters,

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Allah has instructed us and we feel like we have a choice in that regard. And then we want Allah to favor us. You know, you have a man who you know, an influential person or a powerful person or someone who you know, for example, you may depend on for certain things within his capacity.

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And every time they tell you to do something, you don't do it, and you insult them and you abuse them and you say, I don't want and you say that. And then when you want help from them, what do you expect? Do you really think they're going to help you? We all believe that we what Allah has given us, we actually don't even deserve because of our disobedience? Are we really regular with our five prayers? Do we dress in the absolute modest way as instructed by Allah, those two things we cannot do? And we expect Allah to just sit back and have everything calm, cool and smooth for people who are not interested in worshipping Him? Not at all. Everything must be smooth, sailing, calm,

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relaxed, there must be no hardship, I must have sustenance I must get a job I must pass at schools. I must do what and what and what And do you know what? I'm not even prepared to dress? According to I say, I'm not ready. I'm not ready. It's between me and Allah. I'm not ready and I don't want to do it. And and you know what? It's just between me and Allah, Allah is going to judge me. Allah says, We've already judged you we already know what calamities are going to strike you as a result of your not only disobedience, which is one thing but arrogance, to say, I know Allah said this, but it's okay. I'm fine. I'm okay. I'm okay. I'll explain to Allah why I didn't do this. I'm not told you

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something. If you're looking for loopholes, you'll find every loophole on Earth, any ruling you want, they'll always be some wise crack on Earth, who's going to permit something prohibited? You know, deep down what the rules are, you know, deep down what exactly Allah wants from you. So remember, don't make a mockery of yourself. Because at the end of the day, you have no option but to return to Allah. You have no option but to be at the mercy of Allah, you have no option but to go back to where you came from. The world can tell you what it wants, the biggest and most powerful can destroy you, they will also be destroyed. They can actually cause your death they will also die.

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They're not immortal. That's what it is.

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Your only bet you know, we say the best bet it's not the best bet. It's the only bet that we have not even a bet. The only option we have is to turn back to Allah. seek His mercy. And you know what days are not going to be easy. It's only that Allah will give you a sense of content.

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Allah will give you a sense of goodness, calmness, contentment, happiness, even with the calamity that strikes, I know of people who live in refugee camps, who are much more content than people living in palaces, simply because one is within the punishment of Allah, while the other may be within the mercy of Allah Subhan Allah. So the whole point of today's discussion, my brothers and sisters, is to remind us that, yes, Allah is in control. And everything happens by the world permission, power and decree of Allah without a doubt. But part of that decree of Allah is that he's given you and i a certain scope of choice, a certain leeway. He's guided us, he's given us a brain.

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He's shown us the path and then he said, walk on this path. And all you had to do is walk on it. We choose not to work on it. And then we say, but it was Allah. people choose to murder they choose to cause disaster they choose to oppress within our homes. We have disasters with the inflows and outflows within our homes, we have disasters with brothers and sisters and siblings and parents and children, whoever else it may be within our homes, we don't even follow the instruction of Allah. People are complaining, they're suicidal, because their parents don't want to get them married simply to people who might be of a darker complexion or a lighter one. Allah subhanho wa Taala make

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it easy for us and then we want to blame Allah. And then we want to say Allah was unfair, Allah was unjust. When we were shown the path by Allah given the brain by Allah told and reminded again and again that we are going to go back to Allah. And yet we just continue on earth like that's not going to happen. Where were you before you were born? You were nothing zero not even mentioned. I was nothing completely non existent. Allah says you are nothing mentioned at all similar to the first verse held

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in Sanya, Hainan, Mina de la Mia. Shea

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at a time not come in the history of man at the beginning of man were prior to that there was a time when they were nothing mentioned Not at all, not not mentioned at all. When Allah says now man, you suddenly were born from a little droplet of semen, a droplet of semen and you come up on earth and you argue and you fight against Allah as though you are someone big surah. Yaseen has that verse while I'm in San Jose,

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call upon whom in

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that era who was

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moving? Does men not see that we created him from a droplet of semen. And now suddenly he's become argumentative, clear, argue, arguments, he wants to argue and fight against Allah. Allah says, You know what? short time you're coming back to us, there is no other option. You have no other way out. Oh, man, your only option is make peace with us. make peace with Allah, repent, seek Allah's forgiveness, Allah is oft forgiving. Turn back to Allah, you have no option, no option. But to go back to Allah, when you go back to Allah, it's going to be either something brilliant, or we're going to regret, may Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who regret. If you want to avoid

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that regret, what you have to do is you simply have to seek the forgiveness of Allah, and Allah will forgive you. Be sincere, keep trying, and don't ever come across a law of Allah and look for loopholes, look for loopholes and try and find Well, you know, I found one scholar somewhere in the corner of a certain Island who says, Well, this is it is permissible. So anyway, I follow that ruling. You know, that's what I follow. What you follow, you don't even know Subhana Allah that that is not even part of the law of Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, many people are saying this nowadays. Well, you know, I don't follow that opinion. But there's a glaring verse of the Quran in

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front of your face. That's not an opinion. That is that is the declaration of Allah, everyone else's opinions can fizzle out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us ease.

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Well, obviously each person deep down will have to make his choice. And he will have to answer to Allah indeed. And we're not promoting any form of hate. But rather what we are doing is telling those who are interested in following the Quran and Sunnah to follow it correctly.

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telling those who are interested in turning back to Allah to turn back sooner, rather than later strengthen yourself. Really, it's a message because life is too short. Those who have amassed haven't achieved anything those who had good looks haven't achieved anything. The only people who've achieved are those who have turned to Allah. May Allah grant us a good turning. May He forgive us, may he strengthen us. May He make us from those who remain on the straight and narrow

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May He protect us and our progenies from being

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Subhan Allah from being abused in a way that like I said, the devices being downloaded with applications that are absolutely

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destructive.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us

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from those who do that which is constructive. And may Allah bless us all. Aku Kohli hava sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Island Amina Mohammed