Don’t Harm and Don’t be Harmed

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Smilla he will hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he were Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine, wouldn't you agree that not everyone will be excited when something good happens to you write, there will be people who will be upset because you just got a good job, there will be people really angry because you married someone they wanted to marry.

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It happens right? You will have people who will really be saddened when you gain and you will have people who will be excited when you've lost. You lose a job, people say he deserved it. You hurt your leg, someone says Alhamdulillah stop for all right. Imagine if you were to die. And instead of inna lillah, here in LA Herradura when someone says Hamdulillah, you should find out same guy Wow. Finally taken away. You know, there are some weird people on Earth, my brothers, my sisters, not everyone will be pleased at your success.

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And not everyone will be saddened when you're at a loss. But a true believer is taught to share the joy and happiness of others be happy for them truly, if they made a million and you're struggling part of your duty, as a Muslim, is to thank Allah for what Allah gave them. And to thank Allah for what gave what he gave you. And if you want to ask Allah, ask him to bless you with something similar so that you can do a good thing with it. Say someone's made a million, right? And you say, Oh Allah, I thank you for what you bless them with Allah. Now you're a believer, I thank you for what you gave my brother, my sister, that person, the other person, the one who is a competitor with

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me in business, Oh Allah, I thank you for what you blessed them with. And I asked you to bless me with something similar or better so that I can use it in a good course.

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Then you're a true believer. And this is why I was speaking to a group of youngsters earlier. And I said, when you've made as much money as you want,

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what are you going to use it for, you're going to get yourself a house a car, you're going to spoil your family a bit, you're going to invest a bit of it and you still have so much you need to build your hereafter.

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But don't ever brag and boast and don't ever show off. And today while we're speaking of the Quran and the fact that it is the Divine Revelation, the book of Allah, the word of Allah. I want to tell you even in the Quran, Allah tells us not to show off, not to brag not to become arrogant and haughty. Understand if Allah has given you, you need to enjoy that within the obedience of Allah. Be thankful to Allah and use what Allah gave you to become closer to Allah. When Allah has given you something, start praying,

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start changing, become truthful. Abstain from sin Wallahi. There are so many people, when Allah gives them, they forget Allah. And that's why Allah doesn't give some people because he knows where you are crying, to have more, calling out to me praying, getting up early morning and asking me I love the way you are in terms of your connection with me. So I'm going to leave you in this particular condition because if I'm going to give you what you're asking for, you're going to take us out of the equation, I'd rather you die in this condition close to me, meaning close to Allah subhanaw taala, then to come out for a temporary time on Earth, have whatever you asked for, and

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have no relation with us and then come into the hereafter for eternity. Eternity and you're at a loss.

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So, when it comes to the story of use of Alayhis Salam, Allah blessed his father, with 12 Boys, with 12 boys.

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And Allah Almighty mentioned to us that the father who is a prophet of Allah Yaqoob, Allah is Salam, Jacob, may peace be upon him. Allah Almighty tells us that when the boys wanted to go to Egypt, and they wanted to go to collect their rations, he told them

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Yeah, Bunny Allah Tada. Follow him by being hidden. What do you mean?

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I'm outta Federica Oh, my sons don't all enter from one door into from different doors. What was the reasoning? Go and check that

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See, it says that he was worried about the evil eye, people's jealousy. Imagine 11, handsome, beautiful, amazing, good looking lovely, well built men, all looking similar brothers, obviously they would be similarities walking through the door from one family.

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The messenger Jaco May peace be upon him, is telling his sons don't walk through that door all together. Obviously, they weren't 12, they were only

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11 When they were walking through the door,

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because use of himself was the one whom they were walking to without knowing. But when they entered the door separately,

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they fulfilled what their father had asked them, the father's whole reasoning was that we don't want the evil eye to befall you guys, so that something bad happens to you, as a result of the jealousy and the evil eye of the people.

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And this is why it's important for us not to show off what Allah has blessed you with in a way that is filled with pride, arrogance, haughtiness, or belittlement of others, or lack of being sensitive of the fact that others don't have very important. Say, for example, I've got something amazing. And I ended up I'm talking about social media here, because we're living in the age of social media. And I end up showing off to the degree that the bulk of the people who are going to see it don't have anything near what I have, what am I doing? Am I not poking fun at them? Am I not making them burn? Subhanallah

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you know, yesterday, someone sent me a post of one of the events that happened a few days ago. And I happen to read the comments. I spoke a little bit about it yesterday, but I want to mention a different point. Today. I happen to read some of the comments and some of the guys were saying, you know, these chefs make a lot of money out of this, you know, and I know it's alive. And then someone was saying, oh, you know this and you know, the free mixing and you know that this and they picked on every negativity that wasn't even there.

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And in my mind, I wanted to really put a comment, but I held myself back to say burn on my brother. Keep burning, okay, you can burn we know what we did. You are itching, so just scratch, please wait, it is itching. That's all Wallahi as a human, you feel so tempted to give them a slap and to tell them you don't even know. Sometimes you feel tempted to curse someone. But you know what, just hold back. Allah has blessed you, you don't need to get that low, protect yourself hold back. It's like when I really want to yell at someone. And I just hold back and I end up smiling and say, salam alayka

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like a second ago, I almost wanted to slap you across you but I didn't I held back. That is a true believer. Insha Allah where you held back your anger, you made sure that you know what I carried myself against all odds. It's a human trait to want to do something when you are being attacked. It's a human trait. Someone swears you it's human to want to swear back. It's normal actually. But Allah tells you just control yourself.

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Allah tells you defend yourself in a way that is befitting and that will resolve the matter. But if it's going to create a bigger disaster, then don't do it the way you think. You want to do it in that moment, but let it come down a bit and you plan what you want to do. A lot of the times we're not showing off but we're letting people know mashallah, we had an event, a beautiful attendance. The idea is to encourage others next time I want to be there. Oh, wow. People say it was lovely. I went it was amazing. So many people so much this we feel the Brotherhood, we feel the togetherness, we feel the unity, nobody came up and made us feel like we were already in hellfire. You know, it

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happens sometimes you you go for a talk and the way the speech is being delivered, you can already feel the heat of Jahannam through your left shoulder somewhere, right? And you're starting to scratch an itch and you start sweating. You know what the sweat is? That's what it is. But when someone comes in, gently remind you and so the idea to show case, some of the activity is in order to encourage others that look you know what, a lot of people come a lot of people benefit not everyone's on the same level. If you're upon a level that's way beyond talks like these, by all means you don't have to come you can benefit from whatever affects you, but the bulk the masses of

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people looking for any form of inspiration. Good

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As we're going through the most challenging times, as an ummah, what's happening in Gaza is unacceptable. We pray for them day and night, we do what ever we can, in our capacity to help them to reach out to them, to ask Allah Almighty to grant them the victory and the assistance and the help and to liberate them completely by the help of Allah subhanho wa taala. But if you're sitting online, you might not know what the other person is doing. And then what happens shaytan comes to you who's just sitting on Instagram really doing almost nil, and start commenting about what others are not doing. You don't know what they're doing. You only saying what you think they're not doing.

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It happens to me all the time. People say you don't care Wallahi if you knew how much I care, you would be ashamed. People say you didn't say this. You didn't say that? Chill. Maybe you didn't see it. Number one.

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You don't know of what was deleted. Number two, you don't know of what else we've done that you cannot do. And maybe we didn't make a noise about it. You don't know what has happened. So as an omen, don't let your frustration make you hate on one another because of what you think the other did not do when you don't know what the other actually did. That's out of your

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sight. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness, we care for each other. If anyone here is struggling Wallahi we are here for you as an ummah as an ummah. That's the whole reason why we have talks like this, someone posted a comment saying, people are dying in Palestine and you guys are just gathering. I mean, what do you mean?

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What do you mean?

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I commented, I said, Well, you just sitting on Instagram, aren't you?

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It's a fact.

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At least people are gathering content enticing people, educating people raising money, awareness with the children and so much more. Everything's happening Mashallah. Everyone's on a different level. Not everyone's going to do what you think they should be doing. They're going to do whatever they believe they can do between them and Allah. But I don't believe there is a single just human being on Earth, who doesn't feel that what's happening is absolutely wrong. And our brothers and sisters in Gaza are oppressed and wronged. And so much more. May Allah Almighty grant us ease. So when you're showcasing something for the right reasons, then it's okay. If people have negative

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comments, literally, they can fly a kite.

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But if you're boasting and bragging about the favours of Allah upon you, then it's dangerous. You're calling towards that which is negative to come to you. The evil eye is true. The Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah, you know, on the evil eye is true, it can affect you be careful. So what should I do?

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Number one, don't intentionally ask for trouble. Like I told you, here's the Prophet alayhi salam, telling his sons don't all go together, you might or I might say, what was so important about that? Well, for Allah to mention it in the Quran, in verses that are considered acts of worship by merely reciting them, there has to be something serious.

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Secondly,

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we have those who are waiting to create trouble for you. So when you show everything that's happening in your life, and every detail that's there, they know how to destroy your life, who told them about you? You did yourself. You showed them everything. You even told them where you live, you gave them lives to show you that now you're not at home, you're on holiday, so they know when they can go and rob people are doing this. There are people sitting online watching others, and just seeing when they're not at home in order for them to go and pinch syndicate. It's happening in some places of the world. I'm sure you've heard of it. But my brothers and sisters, doesn't that just go

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to show that you don't share every detail of yours online. Sometimes you see brothers and sisters post posts without realizing this is going to be watched by the whole wide world. And this will remain after your death. And this is something that people will remember you for and Remember You By way beyond

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your life on Earth. And sometimes it is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala unfortunately, after you have repented, you might have to face the challenge of some of your haram content remaining on there for so long after your life has changed totally so it's best you don't become proud of haram that you're doing. I started off by telling you the favor of Allah upon you don't expect

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owes it too much.

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Imagine if the favor of Allah you don't expose too much What about when you're singing? The Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says they will continue to be goodness in the people for as long as they don't openly and proudly sin.

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When you're proud about the sin, and you're discussing it and encouraging others,

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the hope begins to fade.

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If you're sinning, and you know, this is something I'm not supposed to be doing, what happens? You're ashamed of it for as long as you are ashamed of your sin. It's a sign of your connection with Allah, may Allah grant us a good connection with him, you're ashamed, you don't want to be exposed, you do it while you're hiding. You don't want people to know and so on, or it's a weakness. I tell you, we've arrived at an age where people are proud of the wrong they do, and they encourage others to do wrong. That's why the hope begins to fade. May Allah Almighty grant us his But worse than that is when Allah guides you after that, it might be a moment of deeper regret, because Alhamdulillah

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you changed, but are all the beloved, the content that so embarrassing is there. And it's forwarded by so many people and watched by millions, and others are committing sin as a result of this and that and you don't want that to happen? I know people who've repented long back and then they've come to us that you know what, I can't get rid of this content. It's there.

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I can't get rid of this content. It's there. I know of people who've done some absurd things. I don't want to say exactly what but absurd things. And then they come later on and say you know what I turned to Allah. What do I do about this? Well, you know what, you're gonna have to live with it. Because try your best. If not, Allah will forgive you He will forgive, he does forgive. Then the question comes,

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that the Hadith says whoever sets a good example will get a reward of everyone who follows that example. You want to encourage someone to do good to read surah Al Kahf, on a Friday to get up for Salah to do something for the sake of Allah to read from the Quran li app, or for example, to put on a better clothing than they are. You want to encourage them in a good way. Allah says We will reward you for their deeds because you encourage them, and we will reward you for the deeds of anyone who got guidance as a result of what they did. And anyone who got guidance as a result of what those who changed from that person and then changed from them, and then change from them and so on. Even after

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your death up to Kiama you continue accumulating good deeds and good deeds because that's how Allah works. His mercy is such that the original person who taught the goodness will get an equal reward that is deserving by every single person who did good until Kiama. That's what the Hadith says. This is the reason why Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has the highest status while you're while we are seated here. Well Allah he is getting a reward. Can you imagine? While we are here, all seated, Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and the Companions who were involved in protecting the deen and all of those who are who brought it down to us are getting a full reward of the fact that you and I are

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seated here. Imagine the reward we would get when we can encourage someone, may Allah Almighty have mercy on all of us. So the question was, if I've done something bad, will I get to sin right up to the Day of Judgment for the bad that was followed thereafter?

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I want to tell you, it's a very serious question because the Hadith says whoever sets a bad example, will have the sin of what they've done. The sin of the example, the sin of the people who followed it, and the sin of the people who followed those who followed them, and the sin of the people who followed those who followed those who follow them and so on, right up to the end, and you continue accumulating sin. But if you sought the forgiveness of Allah, it cuts it off. How's that? Allahu Akbar? Allahu Akbar. It chops it off. How does it chop it off? Oh, Allah, forgive me. I'm going to try my best to reverse whatever I've done. Forgive me. Allah says we've forgiven you, and Allah

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chops it off. So now, if you repent, then that particular line of evil is chopped off, but the good is never chopped off. So there are people who have

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videos online filled with nudity and beyond nudity acts that perhaps you know, they themselves are embarrassed of immorality and nudity, whatever it may be. And if they happen to turn towards Allah and change their lives, and they repent, they should try to delete what ever they can, but they will by default be some that they probably wouldn't have managed to delete it. What

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Do you do I know a brother who gave the rights of what he did to an external company? And when he repented and turned and came back to Allah subhanho wa taala. He could, he could not reverse that. And he says, Look, I don't even want the money and I only but they own whatever happened. They own it, what do I do?

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And so I said, You know what you seek the forgiveness of Allah will Allah forgive me? The answer is always yes. The answer is always yes. Did you know when Allah says I will not forgive Shrek, he's talking about those who died and did not repent. He's never ever talking about the people who are alive and repented, not once. So when you say ALLAH does not forgive Sheikh what that means is if you died without repenting from it, but if you repented from it in your life, then you can look at the companions of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, what did they believe before they accepted Islam? Were the bulk of them, especially in Makkah, not all mushy kin of the highest order. They

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were but they sought the forgiveness of Allah Allah forgave them. One of the traps of shaytan is that he comes to you and he makes you think you know what? You won't be forgiven?

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You did too much. That's a trip of shaytan Allah never said that. Allah said the opposite. wouldn't be a bad deal. levena SOPHOMORE Allah fusi him, La Conner to me rock Medina, in Allah, young Pharaoh. No, no, but Jamie, I'm sure you must have heard this verse earlier today. I must have been someone who said this verse and read it. Where Allah is saying, Oh, my worshipers

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who have transgressed against yourselves you've committed sins, you've done immorality, you committed major sins, minor sins, whatever sins, never, ever lose hope in my mercy. Never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah For indeed, he will forgive all your sins, he is most forgiving, most merciful, that's Allah. So if you've done good, and you taught good, and you encourage good, good news, you get a reward all the way. If you've done bed, and you've encouraged bed, and you've been a part of bed, and now you've repented, in sha Allah, because of the repentance, you chop off the sin from accumulating doesn't accumulate. But there's one thing you need to try to do still? And what is

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it, try to do something that will result in the reversal of what you did in terms of negativity? reversal? So for example, lots of immorality, lots of things that happen that were displeasing to Allah, what am I doing, I repented to Allah number one, I deleted as much as I could number two, then I started creating beneficial content. You see, I'm trying to balance the thing. I started creating beautiful beneficial content, what that will do, it will give people the opportunity to see the new you. And it will give them an encouragement to say I need to change my life too. And perhaps wow, if she could do it, I can do it. And if she went through struggles, I don't mind going through

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struggles or he did it. I can do it in sha Allah. So this is why we say not only should you repent, but thereafter, you should try and reverse the bad effects of what was done in the past. I give you another quick example. You were backbiting about someone who was close to Allah and you said some really nasty things. Today, I believe we're living in an age where many of us lose the reward of the good deeds that we do simply because of the click of a button.

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Someone swears another and we just retweet it, we like it, we comment about it, we say yay or whatever. And we let it spread through our own channels or accounts. And because of that, you don't realize you have attacked a Friend of Allah what happened, your good deeds are lost to that particular person. We're living in an age where people do a lot of good deeds, but they're not conscious of how they losing those good deeds. The Gossip needs to stop the slander needs to stop the ill feeling needs to stop, learn to support each other. I had a person today asked me about marriage and they said you know what, the family is disagreeing and this person is not agreeing and

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either a mother or a father or a brother or someone and my brothers and sisters don't be too hard. We living in an age of hyper sexualization, hyper the highest I've we've it's probably going to get worse as time passes, and you're making it difficult for someone who wants to marry halal. According to you, they're making a mistake. Talk to them, no problem, convinced them try. But if it gets beyond the point, let them be it's halal. I know a guy and I'm gonna say something very silly. I know a guy who said to me,

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You know what? I've been married so many times. I don't even know. What are you talking?

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Are you talking? I said, that's an insult. That's haram. He said, What do you mean haram? When I said, it's so wrong, it's immoral. You can't do that. He says, No, I don't do haram. I just do halal. And I'm thinking to myself, This guy is really absurd. But he tells me you know what, because he's a good looking lad, do wealthy person really, you know. And I said to myself, this is mad, he says, because

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sometimes I get people who really want to get married to me, and nothing will suit them. I ended up getting married to them. And within a week, they realized what they did was totally wrong. It was the only way they had closure. So brother, you are nuts. Literally. You are crazy. Don't ever tell me about this, and I don't even want to talk to you.

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I just it's unacceptable. I don't mind if someone struggles. Because they couldn't get what they wanted. But I do mind. When you think you have a solution. That's actually belittling the person even more. By the time they realize what has happened. It's true. And this is why I say my brothers and sisters don't ever fix yourself onto one particular thing. But Allah has kept so much on Earth. When you fix to one particular thing Wallah, he, you suffer a loss. I'm not saying don't work towards something you want work towards it. That's a part of your Ibadah of Allah, Allah wants you to work towards what you believe is beneficial for you talk about marriage, Allah wants you to work

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towards getting it this evening, I met a sister saying she's already 50 never been married. May Allah grant her a spouse, who will be the coolness of her I say I mean.

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But I can tell you what I told her. It's the fact that you keep a lookout, and you have the hope and you keep making dua, and you keep trying, that is an act of worship on its own that can get you genital for those without reckoning.

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I have hope, oh, maybe I was never meant to get married. But I have hope. I kept trying, I kept looking out I kept, you know, doing whatever I could in my capacity that Allah has given me which is very limited. And I kept crying to Allah whenever I could, that act of worship alone, whether you were to be married or not to be married, Allah knows, but because of this act of worship, Allah says, You know what, you're a VIP, you're a VIP. And I always tell people, I'd rather not be married, than being married to an idiot who's going to cause me a lot of hardship, harm, mentally, physically, emotionally, and whatever other rally that there is. Right?

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I'd rather not be but I wouldn't know why. Because I really think it's all rosy out there. Right? If Allah kept you in a certain way, don't just sit back and relax, work hard. But understand. Allah has got a plan for you. He's always protected you from something today, another brother speaking to me about his job. And I told him,

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and this is a fact I told him, I said, if you lose your job, because of your closeness to Allah, the first thing you need to do is thank Allah, Oh Allah, I thank you, I just lost my job.

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Be excited about it. Allah He excited about it, I lost my job Alhamdulillah and then work hard towards getting another job or doing something to earn an income. And Allah will test you with a certain period of sub, you have to go through it. Allah will test you with some time in which you have to bear patience, you have to make ends meet, it might not be easy, but for as long as you have two things summer and Toccoa. Allah will fleeing the doors open very soon in such a way that you will thank him again and again and again for closing that initial door and for letting you go through this moment of struggle. Wallahi That's the promise of Allah. He's going to fling open your

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door. Allah closed one door, and I'm a steadfast person. That's Allah's mercy, I believe so. I'm going to thank him. Allah Humala can help Oh, Allah, thank you, I don't understand. But I know you are my Lord, you're going to take care of me. And you're going to do it in such an amazing way. I'm going to continue praying, gonna become a better person, and I'm going to be steadfast. And I'm going to keep looking and keep working as hard as I can. You will open my doors. That's conviction. Allah will open your doors. May Allah Almighty granted to a soul. It's very important for us to realize that Allah Almighty has kept a lot of goodness on Earth. Sometimes we refuse to see it

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because we're closed. Don't play with people. Don't belittle people. I was telling you. If I have bitten about someone online or slandered them or hurt them or harmed them, I might not have access to that person to seek forgiveness. It happens online nowadays, where there are people whom we talk so much of rubbish about, we don't even know them.

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Firstly, we pay a price for it. I've always said that and I

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seen it. You know, when you see the people who write the worst comments online Wallahi their lives are already upside down in most cases. Do you know that they're not content if they were content in the true sense, and they had Eman, I promise you, they wouldn't even do what they did. They wouldn't. But the fact that they swearing and they doing this and belittling no matter who it is, even if they are looking practice practicing, they are suffering souls. That's what they are. They are suffering souls, I pity them. But the problem is, they don't have access to those whom they've wronged. Not at all. One day when they realize and they want to apologize, it's going to be almost

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impossible. So now what do I do?

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Impossible. I swore this guy, I slandered him, I falsely accused him or her or whatever it happens, even among the sisters, maybe some people say maybe more amongst the sisters, I don't know. But it's happening online. And people are crying and shedding tears as a result of what you and I might have done against them online without even knowing them. People are making dua against you day and night because of a comment or two that you left on their posts. Can you imagine?

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Would you like that? Well, I tell you what happens because you have no access. The only thing you have is to turn to Allah. And when you turn to Allah, Oh Allah forgive me. And then you got to say, oh, Allah bless that sister, or Allah grant her ease, give her good health. Give her Jana. Give her a good spouse, grant her bless her children, what am I doing? I'm compensating for the evil that I did. I'm trying to do good now. And I'm not going to stop there. I'm going to go online. And I'm going to say good things about the same person. What am I trying to do reversal? Because I don't have access to them. That's the only way you're going to be redeemed. There's no other way.

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If not, you're going to face that person on the Day of Judgment.

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You're going to face that person on the Day of Judgment. I'll tell you something interesting again. Two days ago, one of my close friends forwarded me a comment that someone left saying they want to spit on the face of my mother talking about me.

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And this guy who's a very good friend of mine responded by saying,

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delete your post. You don't know this guy's mother. She's always reading the Quran. She's a very, very noble person. We've known her whatever. He wrote some nice things. And then he says, because you're going to face on the day of judgment. And that just struck something in me. I shed a tear, actually. I say true. You can swear me as much as you want. I don't mind. I won't even hold it against you on the Day of Judgment. You know why? It's okay, let it go. Insha Allah, may Allah grant us acceptance.

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But you're starting with my mother, come on, my mother. Now you're entering territory where it's no longer you and I, you're asking for trouble. Trust me, you don't even know who you're talking about. And Allah he this is two days ago, I still have the screenshot. And I'm thinking Subhanallah What did you gain? And the guy is practicing with a name that you wouldn't even believe

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looks practicing. There's no practice then. How are you going to undo it? You have no access to my mother whatsoever. You don't even know what Allah He when ever I see my own mom. She's about 80 Something now, late 80s. She's always reading Quran smiling Greetings. I'm sure we've got either mothers or grandmothers just like that. And she's always interested in her and Allah, she's either salah or Quran. She doesn't even waste time eating. She'd probably eat some morsel or two a day. And look who you swear, you want to spit at the face of my mother? What did I do? Something that you didn't like? Perhaps it's okay. It's okay. Look at how suffering you are. My mum doesn't even know

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you. I'm mentioning this in honor of my own mother.

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And all our mothers, I would never do it to your mother. Even if I had beef with you.

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You know what beef means? Right?

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They should have just said pork even if I had pork with you, because that's the Haram stuff. Okay. But anyway, even if I had beef with you, I wouldn't want to put in your mom and dad into the scene here. Because when Allah Who knows the innocent man, they may be so close to Allah and I don't want to say something I'm going to regret. And then one day when you want to see you're going to have to do something on behalf of this person. You'd rather go and drill a few borehole somewhere in a poor country on behalf of this person whom I wronged maybe it might do you some good. May Allah grant us ease because you will face them on the Day of Judgment, Wallah, he, you face them on the Day of

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Judgment. And don't think it's going to be easy that day is really a tough day. And Allah mentions this in the Quran in Revelation. He talks about it so many times to say fear the day that your children won't avail you your wealth hold on to value.

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It's between you and Allah, you need to face the judgment day. So I want to go into this beautiful day of judgment and I want to

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be able to have a good day on that day, it's going to be a tough day. Well, if you want a good day on the Day of Judgment, seek the forgiveness of Allah. And don't harm people facilitate their lives. You might be a person in charge, you might be in control. You might have authority

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of your own little flock, be it at work or at home or anywhere else. Understand that Allah Almighty has kept you responsible. He is going to question you about it. Allah could look Umrah, what could look my school on Ariete Behold, every one of you is a shepherd, and every one of you is responsible for his or her flock. Allah is going to ask you, how do I prepare for the day? seek the forgiveness of Allah. Don't harm people around you. Connect with Allah care for those who are struggling, reach out to them, Allah will open your doors, my brothers and sisters.

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Whenever I see these beautiful faces, you know, I'm the one who asked for the lights to be turned on. Because normally they off and I can't see you guys. I'm talking to just a dark room. And I said no, no, no, I need to see faces at least. And see this guy smiling. See some of the handsome dudes. How many of you are not married? Put up your hands.

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Now wonder why you concentrating so much? Mashallah. Such a big number. I went to one country, and you know what happened? One brother comes here and I'm not married. The speaker says, Okay, come here, says right. My beloved sisters, this brother is looking for a wife. Anyone interested? I said, Wow, I can't believe what I just heard. I had to quickly run away I didn't want to see what happened and I can't even tell you what happened. That mashallah the brother? I don't know if he's married yet. I think after that he was confused because, you know, too many to choose from Stavroula.

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Nonetheless, may Allah make it easy for all of us in our own suffering and struggles look, my brothers and sisters, I want to end off by saying one beautiful thing.

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While you're connecting with Allah and connecting to the Quran, and connecting to what is right, in your own journey, and I've said this yesterday, and I said it before repeating it.

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There are too many distractions that will come and be very judgmental, and pass comments without knowing your journey. You know, your journey. Don't let those comments distract you from the growth that you know.

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You've had.

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Don't let the comments and the negativity and the people make you believe or think that you know what, I'm not good enough. Don't let them make you lose focus. If you're improving and you're becoming a better person. There are so many people sitting online, ready to attack you without considering the progress you've made. Over time. They are not figures who are experts in the data. They are not experts in calling towards Allah, they don't realize how you need to bring the people considering their own circumstances. Every one is different. I'm not saying compromise the deen of Allah. But I am saying everyone including born Muslims, or those who have been Muslims for decades,

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has struggles. And if you're not considerate of where they were and where they are, and you start passing negative comments, you might turn them away from the Dean completely. And you are a person who's so so far from Allah, but you think you're so close to him.

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And this is why those who are aggressive online, I find they are the first people to actually quit in their relationship with Allah.

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They poke fun at everyone they call people names. They are far from Allah and they go away. And another thing is also true. There are some disbelievers who poke fun at the Muslims so badly, trust me, some of them have hearts that are soft, and they come to Allah in an unbelievable way. Allah guides them and brings them so don't lose hope. Sometimes you find someone really swearing Allah swearing the Rasul Salah Salem unacceptable things but Allah guides them Allah brings them I know so many of these people who come and you can't be wow, this person actually has turned to Islam. They used to do this they used to do that they used to swear they used to make life a misery for the

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Muslims today, the person is actually defending Islam, that's Allah, Allah has done it from the very beginning to the very end, you and I should just concentrate on our own journey when people say things encouraging thank Allah when they say something discouraging either don't let it affect you don't look at it, don't want to know about it. Or if you look at it and you read it ask yourself what they're saying. Does it have substance to it? If it does bad inshallah I'm gonna get there anyway. But the way they saying it is so bad, so bad. And I go back to the incident of the guy, the sahabi who peed in the masjid. He peed in the

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he peed in the

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Okay, let me word it another way. What did he do in the masjid?

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Up? See they said it more. They said it louder. Okay. He peed in the masjid. And the Prophet salallahu Salam spoke to him with so much of respect. Do you see the Hadith? The Prophet sallallaahu Salam spoke to him on so much of respect. When he peed in the masjid. I don't think what you did is as bad as being in the masjid and people speak to you so disrespectfully and then they say that they are close to Allah, can you believe it?

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May Allah Almighty grant us goodness, may Allah Almighty open our doors. May Allah Almighty help us remain steadfast please work on yourselves and don't let anything discourage you. So much is needed from this ummah and you are needed as a member of this ummah. I know people who have done more for the Ummah,

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than you and I are able to, but when you see them, you wouldn't believe this is the person. It's up to Allah. Allah uses whomsoever He wishes.

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May Allah make us steadfast. And may Allah Almighty grant us goodness Kulu Kohli, ha ha sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.